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May 31, 2008

Obama Resigns From His Church

Obama's NEXT Church maybe????

Fox News

Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have resigned their membership at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, FOX News has confirmed, after controversies stemming from the congregation created a persistent distraction for Obama’s campaign.

The criticism started with the sermons of his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., but Obama’s pastor problems were compounded this week by the Rev. Michael Pfleger, whose videotaped guest sermon at the church Sunday showed him taunting Hillary Clinton and saying she felt she was “entitled” to the presidency because she’s white.

Obama said he was deeply disappointed by the remarks and Pfleger apologized, but Clinton’s campaign still demanded Obama specifically reject the latest remarks.

By resigning his membership, Obama is taking the most definitive stand to date against the church.

He already has roundly condemned Wright.

Videos of Wright’s sermons, in which he claimed the U.S. government created HIV to exterminate black people and said “God damn America,” threatened to derail Obama’s campaign when they first surfaced in March.

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

Watching him explain on the news right now Obama says his reasons for leaving are that every time someone from there speaks, the comments are connected to him AND the church itself is getting unfair and unfavorable coverage. He is doing this for the church ... not because he disagrees.

He did say the comments of Flegher were inappropriate, but he wishes all his friends at the church good will and praises the work done by both Wright and Flegher.

But he is not saying what has been screamed from the pulpit there has been wrong and he wants nothing to do with that anymore.

Posted by Wild Thing at 08:17 PM | Comments (22)

"Communist " Democrat Party Takes Votes Away From Their People

Dems decide on Florida, Michigan delegates


Democratic Party officials restored renegade state Michigan to its presidential convention Saturday with halved voting rights, but Hillary Clinton's camp said it may challenge the ruling.
The Democratic National committee's rules and bylaws committee voted 19 to 8 to restore the northern state, after earlier voting to reinstate Florida, which also broke party rules by bringing its primary forward to January.

Clinton, who won the primary, in which Obama's name was not on the ballot, will get 69 delegates, who will each only have half a vote in nominating the party's presidential nominee.

Obama will get 59 delegates, who will also have half a vote under the plan.

But Clinton's senior advisor Harold Ickes, who had argued that Obama should get no votes, said the former first lady's supporters had been hijacked.

"Mrs Clinton has instructed me to reserve her rights to take this to the credentials committee," Ickes said.

The committee is due to meet in July as preparations accelerate for the party convention.

The rules and bylaws panel earlier voted 27-0 for the compromise Florida plan, which will give primary winner Clinton a net gain of 19 delegates to the convention but leave her well behind Barack Obama in the total delegate count.

The plan will see all the state's delegates , and superdelegates (top party officials) restored, but they will each have only half a vote at the convention in Denver in August to crown the party's presidential challenger.

At a fiercely contested meeting at a Washington hotel, the committee earlier rejected Clinton's bid to have the Florida delegation seated in full.

Clinton's angry supporters chanted "Denver, Denver" demanding the row be taken to the party convention in August and "Madame President" "Madame President."


Obama has snatched control of the Demosocialist Party. And Obama wasn't even on the ballot in Mich. AMAZING!

Voters swarm hotel, watch DNC rules meeting
Denver Post
What the Democratic National Committee decides today will affect whether Greta Scriboni, a lifelong Democrat, deserts the party and votes for Republican John McCain in November.

"This coronation of Barack Obama is just not sitting well with Hillary supporters," Scriboni said.

Scriboni, 52, stood at the bar in the Marriott Wardman hotel today, listening to the arguments made to the Democratic National Committee about whether to seat Florida and Michigan delegates. Other protesters, tourists and the curious also gathered outside and inside the hotel.

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

I've been watching with great amusement the rules committee today on TV.

These are just some of my notes while I was watching.

30 Democrats call overriding the will of 600,000 of their OWN VOTERS “Democracy

Massive divide in the Socialist Demonrat party is clear !

Ickes just nuked the DNC. Says " votes were hijacked" HE IS RIGHT!

Bwah hah hah hah.....

The FL voters have just been disenfranchised. Seating the Florida delegates. It just lost. Get the fire hoses and barricades ready.

Ickes went nuclear on the Rats.He said...... “You bet your ass it was flawed.” “You bet your ass a lot of people didn’t vote.”

He says 30 people substituted their will for 600,000 Michigan voters.

“You bet your ass” is his money quote.

ICKY just shocked the crap out of all those there! I think, I think I have found respect for Icky...kinda...THE CROWD IS GETTING OUT OF HAND....someone was told to SHUT UP!! TEMPS are going through the roof!! I LOVEIT!!

Ickes just declared nuclear war. Hillary is taking this to the credentials committee at the convention, then a floor fight.

And Ickes slammed Don Fowler for abandoning Hillary on the Michigan vote with his cheap shot about ‘the more Don drank, the more eloquent he became’. Yikes.

Bwhahahah...ICKY,” Hijacked”...he said it twice. THIS IS WAR FOLKS...I’m telling you!

Democrats just showed the entire world how little they respect the right to vote. Communisim anyone? Because that is what it looks like the Democrats rule by.

Some guy just shouted “you’re putting lipstick on a pig!”

Someone else yelled out " How can you do this to us!"

GOP: one man = one vote

Rat: one man = half a vote!!!!

Posted by Wild Thing at 07:47 PM | Comments (10)

Islam's 'Gift' To The World ~ Death and Destruction

Pakistani Police Say Teacher Beat, Killed Blind Boy for Not Learning Koran

Fox News

A young blind boy has died after a teacher at his Islamic school in Pakistan hung him upside down and beat him for not learning the Koran, Agence France-Presse reported Friday.

Teacher Qari Ziauddin allegedly hung Muhammad Atif, 7, from a ceiling fan at Qari Latif Islamic school near Lahore, Pakistan, on Thursday.

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ordered an investigation into the boy’s death, AFP reported.

"The Prime Minister has expressed his deep sorrow and concern over the tragic death of Muhammad Atif, who reportedly died as a result of corporal punishment by his teacher,'' an official government statement said.

Pakistani police said Ziauddin has been arrested and charged in Atif’s murder. The police also report Ziauddin did not take the boy to the hospital after his condition deteriorated following the beating.

Local police official Akram Niazi told AFP an autopsy report confirmed that physical torture caused Atif’s death.

"Qari Ziauddin hanged Atif upside down with a ceiling fan in the school after beating him with sticks, which caused his death,'' Niazi told AFP.

And this one:

Honor Killing Horror In Hamburg

A young female form lying crumpled on a sidewalk. Blood flowing from multiple stab wounds. Police cars. Ambulances. Flashing lights. Emergency personnel working frantically to save an innocent life that had barely begun.

It is a scene that is becoming all too common in Western Europe with its growing Muslim population, as the northern German city of Hamburg experienced in May yet another horrifying honor murder of a young female.

Morsal Obeidi, barely 16, arrived in Hamburg from the war-torn country of Afghanistan when she was three, probably barely remembering her country of origin in her new homeland. The German Muslim student, who had won a prize in her multicultural school for tolerance and peaceful co-existence with others, was stabbed 20 times by her 23-year old brother, Ahmed, who ambushed her at a commuter train station.

The reason for Morsal’s murder is a common one for female Muslim victims of honor killings who emigrate to the West with their families and grow up between two cultures: she was living too western a lifestyle.

“She had a different life than the family wished,” admitted Ahmed, who assaulted his sister so severely that he wounded himself and had to be treated in hospital.

And this.......

Rape Jihad direct from the pages of the Koran
Islam Watch

During a question answer session in East London Mosque, preacher Imam Abdul Makin was asked by a niqabi muslima about recent fatwa from a well known Imam .

Naqabi Woman: “One eyed hooked Imam Hamza Mesri said muslims can kill British infidels and have sex with their wives and daughters, Do you agree with him?”

Imam: “It is not what Imam Hamza said nor is there a question of my agreeing with him or not. It is in Quran thus those are Allah’s orders.”

N.W.: “But why would Allah tell muslims to kill and rape innocent non muslims?”

Imam: “Because Non-muslims are never innocent, they are guilty of denying Allah and his prophet. If you don’t believe me, here is the legal authority, the top muslim lawyer of Britain, Anjem Choudhary (Video below).”

N.W. “ But our Prophet was sent as a mercy for all the humanity; he never hurt any body in his life”

Imam: “Yes he never hurt a muslim in his life. But Allah said non-muslim are lowest beasts and worst creatures in ayas 8.22,8.55,95.5 and 98.6 and muslim are ordered to kill them.”

N.W.:” But did prophet approve of killing them and raping their wives?”

Imam: “Yes he did. He not only approved of such acts, he and his sahabas practiced it regularly under Allah’s orders. He was helpless in it... If you don’t believe me , you have to believe sahih hadiths. I will quote you two hadiths about his typical day after a raid. These hadiths are about the raid on jewish village Khaibar whose chief was Kinana who had gorgeous 17 year old wife Safia. Prophet tortured and beheaded Kinana in front of Safia and raped her all night afterwards.

A known British Mullah Mr. Anjum Chaudri describes the "Killing of Innocent" Non-Muslims civilians in the suicide bombing as "Legitimate".

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

There are many stories like this, one as horrible as the next. Our soldiers are fighting a truly evil enemy that wants to rule the world. This enemy is not one single country but all over the world.They have an agenda and it will happen if we don't fight back. If Obama wins I fear we will not fight back, we will be seeing a President of the United States doing sit downs and having tea with these terrorists.

It is the so called religion that is a death cult and if people do not realize this, wake up and see how it has it's own laws NOT our USA laws in our land. It has it's own government so to speak that will always be their first concern no matter what country the followers live in. Then if we don't realize these things and wake up we will not see the America we have loved and want for future generations.

America is the best country in the entire world. It is still a baby compared to others and yet we have been the one to help all the others, to defend and fight to help the others, to come to the rescue of other countries when they have a need. The USA has done these things more then any other country and we need to know that if we get in trouble and we go by what history tells us, we will be in our own fight to fend off Islam's rule and destruction of our nation. So if we wait till the last minute it just might be too late.

Look at the UK practically handing over their country to Islam, inch by inch but now they are saying that Islam is bigger then the Christian church there. That there are places in the UK that non Muslims cannot go out of fear for their lives.

English speaking Muslims living in America protesting against America

...Thank you Lynn for sending me the story and link about the murder of the innocent blind boy.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:55 AM | Comments (17)

Our Country's POW's and This Presidential Election

Trailer for the documentary "Missing, Presumed Dead the Search for America's POW's"

Rough transcript of the video follows:

1992 Senate Select Committee on POW/MIAs, Part 2: The McCain Factor

Dr Joseph Douglas Jr – Author “Betrayed - Americas Missing POWs”
Senator McCain seemed to be one of the people that was an obstructionist
who was not interested in the truth coming out
who tried to attack people rather than learn what they had to say

Tracey Usry fmr Chief Investigator , US Senate Minority Staff
At no instance would he ever ever give in and say that there were POWs left behind
and my first question is “How would he know? or not know?”
So that which is reasonable he never exhibited
and I don’t know why. Maybe it’s a guilt complex
Maybe he promised the Vietnamese something
ok - I don’t know what it is
and maybe he actually believed that
that would be the saddest of all

Delores Apodaca Alfono – Chairperson, National Alliance of Families
I mean he was yelling and screaming at me
he had me in tears

Tracey Usry
oh to everybody…
.. he was very rude to me on several occasions

Dr Joseph Douglas Jr
he probably did more harm to the idea of trying to get the truth out than any other single person
through the efforts he did to block the release of classified intelligence dealing with the POW MIA problem

Lynn OShea Dir of Research National Alliance of Families
McCain stepped in and in effect made it harder for us to get documentation
…We were hoping for a massive relase of documentation

Senator Bob Smith (R- NH)
Many many documents were held back, for no reason , and our goal on the commottee was to dump this stuff , declassify it literally to the public – but the US Govt withheld all kinds of information from the committee. I know that for a fact.

Al Santoli, American Foreign Policy Council
Even POW’s who wanted to see their own debriefings were not permitted because of the MCCain regulation

Rep, Bob Dornan (R-CA)
and where did McCain get compliments for doing this – the bureaucrats at the Pentagon
.. and did we need that bill to handle the Scott Spiker case – oh you bet we did!

Al Santoli
it would hold the bureaucrats accountable at law if they lied or withheld information , and he fought tooth and nail to protect those bureaucrats - cos they were protecting him.

Senator Bob Smith
I could never understand that – if someone was guilty of withholding information that would help us to solve the mystery of what happened to an MIA and did it deliberately – why would we not want to preosecute that person

…. I supported it, fought for it hard – in the US Senate and mostly in the Armed Services Committee where we debated it, but …
It was watered down to basically where it was almost worthless

Al Santoli
Now one of the things that happened with that bill is that we were submarined
On the House side we passed it with a pretty much unamimous vote

Rep, Bob Dornan
401 to zero on the House.
with every single Republican who is serving sponsoring it , and about a third of the Democrats.

Al Santoli
On the Senate side we had one person standing in the way of getting in positions that would have been very tough on Govt bureaucrats who didn’t tell the truth – and that one person was Senator John McCain.

Cpl Bob Dumas
He didn’t want anybody to check HIS background. wanted to protect his background because a lot of POWs we had in the camp said that he was a collaborator of the enemy. He gave the enemy information they wanted

Dr James Lucier Former US Senate Chief of Staff
What we do know is that when he was there he cooperated with the communist news services in giving interviews that were not flattering to the United States

Tracey Usry
Information shows that he made over 32 tapes of propaganda for the Vietnamese Govt
Certainly you do what you need to do to stay alive
No body would fault anybody for that
but there comes a point in time where enough is enough

Rep, Bob Dornan
He made those transcriptions, and in those transcriptions
I heard a POW who heard them coming into his cell and said
OMG is that Admiral McCain’s son !? is that the Admiral’s son? Is that Johnny?
telling us that our principal targets are schools, orphanages, hospitals, temples, churches
4m45s that was Jane Fonda’s line!.

Where are those transcriptions - believe me they are in the archives of the museum
the bragging military museum in Hanoi
and McCain could not have wanted one of those to turn up in the middle of a presidential race
he knows that , I know that, a few other people know that
and that’s why he went against Bob Dole’s legislation

Cpl Bob Dumas
and he didn’t want nobody looking into his background in the camp
what went on in that camp.
that stuff’s still classified , so nobody can see it
and he just had it classified forever, so nobody will EVER look at it.

Dr James Lucier
that he was given special treatment
that he was put in a room with two other defectors
who were later given special treatment
although I will say to his credit that he refused to be repatriated as a result

Rep, Bob Dornan
and it sounds so good at first
McCain was offered the chance to come home
they called him the Prince, - and he could have...

but nobody ever takes that one step beyond that
If Admiral John McCain II junior – if his son at Lt Senior grade
had accepted this Pricely Status and come home in 1967
while the others would sit there for 5 years
what would the Navy have done with the son of an Admiral
who opted to get special treatment and come home
No Navy career , no house seat, no senate seat
would have been the end of his career

and they were offering him this chance to go home
in one of the 3 groups that came home in 68

they were all collaborators
yep except for Don Diego

and McCain calls em this
the slipperies, the slimies , and the sleezies
I once forgot one of those names and he refreshed my memory

and that meant that he would have become a slimey a sleezie and a slippery
ruining his career

so what I’m saying is :
yes he choose to say - but did he have an alternative ?
if he ever wanted to have a life - and what would it have done to his father

Dr Joseph Douglas Jr
and his activities were sufficiently consistent and widespread in opposing efforts to learn the truth
that he was written up in a number of articles as the Manchurian Candidate on this issue.

Rep, Bob Dornan
that in Hanoi he saw McCain turn red in the face
he even used the term Rumpelstiltskin - jumping up and down in place in a rage
If you release ANY of these records that you have here in Hanoi
on me or the other POW’s, you will NEVER get diplomatic recognition

Tracey Usry
McCain may have been an expert on being a POW, but he was by no means an expert on the POW issue.


Wild Thing's comment....taking the mask OFF our POW and MIA information........

This YouTube below is from a movie called The Shawshank Redemption , this particular scene and the finale scene is included is about Hope. In the film the men are in prison, prison that is not even close to what our POW's were put into at all. But when I saw this film I immediately thought of our POW's and MIA's and how they have clung to hope, .......waiting.......waiting.....for our country not to forget them.

This election is the worst in my lifetime, I am not a negative person so to keep finding out about so many things that will rip America apart, destroy what it has been and the country that so many have fought for from the very beginning back to our Founding Fathers and our Veterans from all our wars including today's troops tares at my heart like an open wound.

At least 20 times a day I go back and forth in my mind that I must vote for McCain because of how evil Obama is and will be for our Nation. Then my heart takes over with each of those 20 times a day and I have such a hard time even thinking of my vote for McCain with a clear conscience when for me the biggest most horrible thing he did of all the horrible things he has done, and is for doing now and in the future, is the 1992 Senate Select Committee on POW/MIAs.

I am not saying yes or no, vote for McCain and not to vote for President at all, which would be a first for me. I still have till November but you are all so dear to me I wanted to share with you what I have been feeling about all of this. Yes "feeling" a girl thing, this warrior girl does go there after much deliberation in my head and heart over something so important about our beloved America.

I realize this is a horrendously long post and I have spent some time on it so you know where I stand or am torn up inside about. As always I have always been honest with you and could not do it any other way. I will keep posting things about any of the candidates mostly the dems ( Hillary and Obama) as they are doing the most things disgusting, and McCain every so often as he does or says something that ticks me off, but his have not been daily but they sure have been whoppers on their own. This really is so bad that we do not have a conservative to vote for, and the rino is even more democrat then even a rino. waaaaaaa

There is a rather long article I want to share with you all. It has a lot of information in it that we all need to know about. And this way too there will be a record of it here at this blog.

Thank you so much for your friendship and kindness all of you and letting me rant and cheer and share as things happen.

This is something very important from the article below that hit like a ton of bricks.

"After the SSC folded up its tent and everyone went their merry way, McCain was responsible for one of the most damning pieces of legislature ever - The Missing Service Personnel Act of 1995 (MSPA 1995). Almost single-handedly McCain insured that many of the protections provided POW-MIAs and the responsibilities of the government in its accounting of them was undermined. By undoing the Missing Persons Act of 1942 and replacing it with the 1995 version, McCain essentially legislated what the Families feared the most,

"... (the) basic argument is that, rather than reflecting a genuine legal problem, the 1995 Act reflects Americas loss of faith in our governments credibility."
(STUDIES IN LAW, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY: VOL. 28, by Austin Sarat and Patricia Ewick)

Basically, it gave the responsible parties all the wiggle room they needed to strike names off lists without the 1942 requirements.

And now for the complete article.............................

Would Someone Please Get it Right

03 February, 2008
When Will the Publishers and Pundits Get it Right?


Somewhere between John McCain is a true-blue American Hero and John McCain is a brainwashed Manchurian Candidate, and there are/aren't any American POW-MIAs alive somewhere, the truth lies.

I just wish someone, somewhere, would do enough research and less creative editing and get it right. For once, just once.

Recent in-depth articles analyzing why McCain is so generally disliked by the POW-MIA community, once again, speak only of the fringe element and the more obstreperous activists. They refer, as if carved in stone, the McCain/Kerry "findings" of the flawed Senate Select Committee on POW-MIAs (colloquially called the SSC), and one always reads...

Given the Committee's findings, the question arises as to whether it is fair to say that American POWs were knowingly abandoned in Southeast Asia after the war. The answer to that question is clearly no."

However, and it is a huge however, the paragraph continues....

"American officials did not have certain knowledge that any specific prisoner or prisoners were being left behind. But there remains the troubling question of whether the Americans who were expected to return but did not were, as a group, shunted aside and discounted by government and population alike. The answer to that question is essentially yes."

There. You have it. Men were left behind. Not intentionally, no one specific, not purposefully abandoned, but nonetheless, left behind.

So the "clearly no" quote that is getting so much air time as the ultimate finding is wrong. Careful editing of one single paragraph can change the entire direction and policy of a nation.

People refer to the SSC report (people I suspect that have never read the WHOLE SSC Report) as if it were the gospel according to government. It is not. People also assume, wrongly, that the POW-MIA issue and the SSC deal exclusively with the Second IndoChina War - Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It does not.

It was an investigation into the issue of POWs and MIAs from ALL wars. Although 95% of the majority of investigation and testimony deals with Southeast Asia - World War II, the Cold War and Korea were included in the overall mission of the Committee. (SSC Chapter XI -

"Although the Committee's investigation focused primarily on efforts to account for Americans missing from the war in Southeast Asia, the principle of accounting for lost American servicemen is the same, whether the war occurred 20 years ago or 50 years ago. Accordingly, the Committee undertook a review of information and allegations concerning Americans missing from earlier conflicts and hired a full time investigator to work in Moscow on this and related issues.")

The Issue
The POW-MIA issue is not about Vietnam. It is about the 88,000 plus unaccounted-for men and women from ALL wars.

It is not about men in Tiger Cages and Caves somewhere in Laos. It is about the continued information and intelligence that came to the USG that certain personnel were seen in captivity, yet remain unrepatriated.

It is about the former USSR's incalcitrance to provide information on Cold War Shootdowns and come forward with the truth about their involvement in the Korean War.

It is about China's refusal to cooperate with USG investigators even though the Chinese ran POW camps during the Korean War.

It is about North Korea's paranoid ramblings and lack of access to Death March routes, camps and combat sites. Not to mention the decades of reports that stated caucasians were seen in North Korea, teaching English.

It is about curious reports, testimony and information that states men were taken to third-party Soviet Bloc nations for exploitation in all wars. That Cuba trained and sent torturers to the SEA area of conflict. It is about men missing from latter day conflicts such as the 1st Persian Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom, who remain unaccounted-for. It is about captured American Service Personnel being executed by their captors in the Global War on Terrorism and the complete disregard of the Geneva Accords.

So, now that we have cleared up that misunderstood area of the POW-MIA issue, let us move on to the suddenly revered SSC.

The Senate Select Committee
We had a number of Hearings and investigations previous to the SSC (and post SSC I might add). To wit - The Helms Report, the Interim Report on the Southeast Asian POW/MIA Issue (1990); An Examination of U.S. Policy Toward POW/MIAs (1991); Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs (1991); Hearings before the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (1980), to name a few.

The SSC's genesis came at a peculiar period in American history. Just short 20 years since our withdrawal from SEA, there was still much concern about reports of men, presumed American POWs, in SEA. Known as Live Sighting Reports, these came on the heels of even more intriguing satellite imagery that could be interpreted as Escape and Evasion markers or Authenticator Codes - laid down by stranded/captive/left behind service personnel who did not manage to make it back to the US during Operation Homecoming in 1973.

Additionally, Boris Yeltsin, in a moment of extreme clarity, madness or drunkenness, passed along to the US a purported list of American personnel who may have been transported to the former Soviet Union during times of war, (known as the Russian List) previous to the creation of the SSC.

Add to this numerous other events, reports, documents, FOIA'd material, Ronald Reagan and General John Vessey and we literally had a cosmic convergence of all things POW and MIA.

Hence the birth of the SSC.

Much hope had been pinned on the SSC, especially by WW II, Korean War and Cold War families. Little did they know they would become merely a footnote in final report after a 2 year investigation. So, with a Congressional Mandate, investigators, researchers, airline tickets and a large staff, the SSC set about its work to find the truth.

Evidence of witness tampering vis-a-vis rehearsing and scripting, document destruction, sub-rosa sessions, was described in detail. Certain, questionable, witnesses were trotted out, much to the displeasure of the families and the researchers. Credible witnesses were harassed and their research blasted. Others, with significant insight and experience in the issue were simply ignored or dismissed.

Unfortunately the Committee was hampered by personalities, politics and some highly questionable antics during its tenure. In the long run, the Committee produced a lengthy, interesting report, that was long on adjectives and mea culpas, and short on hard core answers.

When the SSC's time ran out, boxes of material had yet to be vetted, leads and witnesses went by the wayside and the answers the SSC promised were never fully realized.

Some may say it sounds like sour grapes. Family members, advocates, activists and veterans didn't get their desired result, so they bashed the Committee and its personnel.

Not true.

MANY, many people in the POW-MIA issue were thrilled with the SSC and its efforts. And, since the findings of the SSC clearly stated Americans were left behind, there was no argument from the POW-MIA Issue camp.

The problem was that so much was left undone, unanswered.

Look at it this way - if the SSC was the end all and be all of the POW-MIA issue... if the SSC was able to definitively answer the question 'what happened, where did he go' we would all happily go on our way and live our lives.

But it didn't. It couldn't.

As a result, we have continued to have Hearings on numerous aspects of the issue; Jackson-Vanik Amendment Hearings, Hearings on the Cuban Torture Program, WW II Pow Hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Military Personnel Subcommittee Hearings (Dornan), Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific (Ackerman), and now the huge momentum behind House Hearings on POW and MIAs known as H. Res 111 ( Rep. Peter King (R-NY).

So, now that we have put a lie to the veracity of the Senate Select Committee and its Report as the ultimate word on the Issue, where do we go from here.

Oh yes, John McCain and John Kerry.

Let's start with Kerry. I don't give a hoot whether or not his Purple Hearts are legitimately earned. Let the Order of the Purple Heart and our WIAs fight that battle. I do not care what he did in Vietnam. Let the Swift Boaters handle that. Nor do I care about his anti-war activities, the Winter Soldier fiasco or Jane Fonda. We have millions of vets in the country, I am certain they are more than capable of handling that as well.

What I DO care about is his behavior during the SSC. How his staffer, Francis Zwenig, was permitted to run rampant during the SSC's tenure and the numerous reports of document desctruction, witness tampering and stacking the deck against witness researchers, analysts and specialists. Zwenig went on to become a respected member of the US-Vietnam Trade Council after her term with the SSC expired.

Troubling at the very least.

Now on to McCain. I will never dispute his service record or his time in captivity. I am of the firm belief only Ex-POWs may judge other POWs. Period. His uniformed service and his captivity do not make him more or less eligible as a candidate for anything in my opinion.

His actions and inactions once he became a civilian and public servant do. I am not speaking of anything other than his impact on the POW-MIA issue. After the SSC folded up its tent and everyone went their merry way, McCain was responsible for one of the most damning pieces of legislature ever - The Missing Service Personnel Act of 1995 (MSPA 1995). Almost singlehandedly McCain insured that many of the protections provided POW-MIAs and the responsibilities of the government in its accounting of them was undermined. By undoing the Missing Persons Act of 1942 and replacing it with the 1995 version, McCain essentially legislated what the Families feared the most,

"... (the) basic argument is that, rather than reflecting a genuine legal problem, the 1995 Act reflects AmericaÕs loss of faith in our governmentÕs credibility."
(STUDIES IN LAW, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY: VOL. 28, by Austin Sarat and Patricia Ewick)

Basically, it gave the responsible parties all the wiggle room they needed to strike names off lists without the 1942 requirements.

The MSPA 1995 was so detrimental to accounting that HR 4000 IH was introduced..."To amend title 10, United States Code, to restore provisions of chapter 76 of that title - relating to missing persons - as in effect before the amendments made by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997." (August 1996)

HR 4000 failed in the House.

So, now that we have clarified the Kerry/McCain situation and why the POW-MIA Issue Community, for the most part, cannot embrace either man or the SSC Report as the final say, let us use the United States Government's own words to define the reason that family members, advocates, activists, citizens, veterans and others continue to fight for answers and truth about our unaccounted-for fathers, brothers, sons and friends.

It is not manic mumblings, an inability to accept reality or a means to bash the Government through an emotional issue. It is the following, words from our very own Gorvenrmnent and its serviant agnets and agencies:

On the Korean War
"Executive Summary: "US Korean War POWs were transferred to the Soviet Union and never repatriated." Peter Tsouras, The Transfer of US POWs to the Soviet Union, Joint Commission Support Branch, Research & Analysis Division, DPMO, 26 Aug 1993"

"An undetermined number of American POWs liberated by Soviet forces during World War II from Nazi Germany POW camps, were NOT repatriated to the United Sates or otherwise accounted for by Soviet Authorities." Dr. Paul M. Cole, POW-MIA Issues, Vol. 1, 2 & 3 National Defense Research Institute, Rand, 1994

"Information from the Soviet archives indicates that Soviet authorities deliberately misled US officials concerning the fate of American POWs." Rand, 1994

On the Cold War Era
"U.S. military service members may have been imprisoned and died in Soviet forced-labor camps during the 20th century, according to a Pentagon report to be released Friday.

Researchers for the U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs have been investigating unconfirmed reports of Americans who were held prisoner in the so-called gulags."

"I personally would be comfortable saying that the number [of Americans held in the gulags during the Cold War and Korean War] is in the hundreds," said Norman Kass, executive secretary of the commission's U.S. section.
Norman Kass, 11 February 2005

A separate internal Pentagon document has concluded "there is a high probability" that American citizens and U.S. and British prisoners of war died in the camps.

"This report presents documentation of the United States Government's conclusion that some of these crew men were captured alive by Soviet forces but not repatriated." Rand, 1994

"Foremost among the major findings in this report is the conclusion that direct evidence suggests that American servicemen were transferred to the territory of the USSR from the Korean War zone of combat operations." Rand, 1994

Executive Summary: "US Korean War POWs were transferred to the Soviet Union and never repatriated." Peter Tsouras, The Transfer of US POWs to the Soviet Union, Joint Commission Support Branch, Research & Analysis Division, DPMO, 26 Aug 1993

On the Vietnam War
"The intelligence indicates that the American Prisoners of War have been held continuously after Operation Homecoming and remain in captivity in Vietnam and Laos as late as 1989." Oral Intelligence Briefing before the Senate Select Committee on POWs-MIAs, April 8, 1992

"Despite adherences to internal policies and public statements after April, 1973, that "no evidence" existed of living POWs, DIA authoritatively concluded as late as April, 1974, that several hundred living POW/MIAs were still held captive in Southeast Asia." Interim Report on the Southeast Asian POW/MIA Issue By the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Republican Staff Release Date: Monday, October 29, 1990

"In fact, classified and unclassified information all confirm one startling fact: That DOD in April, 1974, concluded beyond a doubt that several hundred living American POWs remained in captivity in Southeast Asia. This was a full year after DOD spokesmen were saying publicly that no prisoners remained alive." Interim Report on the Southeast Asian POW/MIA Issue By the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Republican Staff Release Date: Monday, October 29, 1990

And, how could we forget the Senate Select Committee
"We acknowledge that there is no proof that U.S. POWs survived, but neither is there proof that all of those who did not return had died. There is evidence, moreover, that indicates the possibility of survival, at least for a small number, after Operation Homecoming:

• First, there are the Americans known or thought possibly to have been alive in captivity who did not come back; we cannot dismiss the chance that some of these known prisoners remained captive past Operation Homecoming.

• Second, leaders of the Pathet Lao claimed throughout the war that they were holding American prisoners in Laos. Those claims were believed--and, up to a point, validated--at the time; they cannot be dismissed summarily today.

• Third, U.S. defense and intelligence officials hoped that forty or forty-one prisoners captured in Laos would be released at Operation Homecoming, instead of the twelve who were actually repatriated. These reports were taken seriously enough at the time to prompt recommendations by some officials for military action aimed at gaining the release of the additional prisoners thought to be held.

• Fourth, information collected by U.S. intelligence agencies during the last 19 years, in the form of live-sighting, hearsay, and other intelligence reports, raises questions about the possibility that there are unidentified U.S. POWs who did not return may have survived in captivity.

• Finally, even after Operation Homecoming and returnee de- briefs, more than 70 Americans were officially listed as POWs based on information gathered prior to the signing of the peace agreement; while the remains of many of these Americans have been repatriated, the fates of some continue unknown to this day. Given the Committee's findings, the question arises as to whether it is fair to say that American POWs were knowingly abandoned in Southeast Asia after the war. The answer to that question is clearly no. American officials did not have certain knowledge that any specific prisoner or prisoners were being left behind, then. But there remains the troubling question of whether the Americans who were expected to return but did not were, as a group, shunted aside and discounted by government and population alike. The answer to that question is essentially yes."

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Obama Sponsors Campaign to Make Juneteenth Day a Nat.Holiday

UPDATE: There have been some recent comments for this post.

So I am moving it back up closer to the top of the page.

Thank you.

Wild Thing


Obama Sponsors Campaign to Make Juneteenth Day a National Holiday, Uniting the Country? It is NOT enough that they have Black History Month, MLK day and stupid Kwanzaa! Good grief!

What the Hell is Juneteenth Day????

"Juneteenth" or "19th of June", is considered the date when slavery ended in America. Although rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, the announcement of emancipation did not come until Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to read General Order No. 3, on the "19th of June", 1865. This was more than two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Juneteenth is now recognized as a state holiday or state holiday observance in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Delaware, Idaho, Alaska, Iowa, California, Wyoming, Missouri, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Arkansas, Oregon, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Virginia, Washington, Tennessee, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Vermont and also in the District of Columbia. Many more states, including South Dakota, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Montana, Maryland and Wisconsin have recognized Juneteenth through special day and year state legislative resolutions and Gubernatorial Proclamations.

Washington Post
Saturday, June 18, 2005
In Congress, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) have sponsored resolutions asking for a national Juneteenth observance.

"Just like the day when the greatest civil rights leader of our time was born or the day we finally gave African Americans a ballot and a voice, Juneteenth is a day when we look back on a time when everyday Americans faced the most daunting challenges and the slimmest odds and still persevered," Obama said at a luncheon Thursday.

That quote above from from this below:

Washington, DC) - As Senator Barack Obama makes great strides in becoming the nation's next president, Juneteenth supporters are hopeful that the "19th of June" will finally be established as a national holiday observance in America. Senator Barack Obama has been a key sponsor of Juneteenth legislation in the senate and keynote speaker at the annual Juneteenth Congressional Reception. This year, the 2008 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance will feature "Juneteenth, A Grassroots Celebration of American Values, A Music Festival with zydeco, gospel, jazz and blues!"

President George W. Bush has been urged by Congress to recognize Juneteenth Independence Day by issuing a special Presidential Proclamation. President Bush, who has declined participation in the annual WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance since taking office in 2000, has perplexed national Juneteenth leaders by the lack of personal public acknowledgement and comment on Juneteenth, considered America's second Independence Day.

"President Bush is the former Governor of Texas, where Juneteenth has been observed as a paid state holiday since 1980," states Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Chairman of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF), host of the annual WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance at the nation's capitol. "With the urging of Congress through the unanimous passage of H. Con. Res. 231 by the House of Representatives and the unanimous passage of S. Res. 516 by the U.S. Senate, we are hopeful that President Bush will finally issue a Juneteenth Independence Day Proclamation.
If not, we are confident that if Senator Barack Obama becomes president, he will certainly make Juneteenth a national holiday observance in America. We are also truly appreciative of the leadership Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) has provided Juneteenth supporters through legislative efforts in Congress."

Juneteenth, or the "19th of June", recognizes June 19, 1865, in Galveston, TX, when Union General Gordon Granger announced freedom for all slaves in the Southwest. This was the last major vestige of slavery in the United States following the end of the Civil War.

This occurred more than two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln. Upon the reading of General Order #3 by General Granger, the former slaves celebrated jubilantly, establishing America's second Independence Day Celebration and the oldest African-American holiday observance.

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

This is the first I have ever heard of this stupid thing.

OK OK OK! I am sorry your mom was white, I am sorry you are hung up on that fact, and have a hate in your heart towards white people. I am sorry that BLACKS sold BLACKS into slavery. But I wasn't there, my family ancestors were busy in Switzerland skiing, making clocks and delicious chocolate. Tending cows on the slopes of the Alps and wearing lederhosen.

NOW, can we please drill in ANWAR ???

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Army Ranger Talks To Neal Boortz

Army Ranger talks to Neal Boortz about his mission in Iraq.

Wild Thing's comment.....

God bless our troops and this Army Ranger. I pray so hard they know how much we all appreciate all they do and how proud of them we all are.

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May 30, 2008

Nancy Pelosi Says We Should All Be Thanking....IRAN!

"Well, the purpose of the surge was to provide a secure space, a time for the political change to occur to accomplish the reconciliation. That didn’t happen. Whatever the military success, and progress that may have been made, the surge didn’t accomplish its goal. And some of the success of the surge is that the goodwill of the Iranians - they decided in Basra when the fighting would end, they negotiated that cessation of hostilities - the Iranians."
— Nancy Pelosi, during an 80-minute interview with reporters and members of the editorial board of The San Francisco Chronicle, 5/28

80-minute interview can be found HERE.


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

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has set us all straight. Our soldiers, risking their lives, aren't responsible for the reduction of violence in Iraq and the solidifying of their government. According to Madam Speaker, we should all be thanking… Iran.....OMG she is nuts! Discounting the success of the American military, denying the accomplishments of U.S. and our allies, and giving the credit to our most dangerous enemies!

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B.Hussein Obama Has Called Priest Pfleger His Moral Compass ~ HUH?

Michael Pfleger and Farrakhan

Father Michael Pfleger
Senior Pastor, St. Sabina Church, Chicago, IL

Also a big time Farrakhan supporter

"Senior Pastor, St. Sabina Church, Chicago, IL

" I’m concerned by issues of poverty and issues of justice and equal access and opportunity especially when dealing with children and education and healthcare. Also, the war in Iraq is non-negotiable: end it! The faith community has to be a prophetic voice to bring us to where we ought to be as a country. Its voice should call every individual to be their best and not assimilate into anything less. Obama is calling back those who have given up and lost hope in the political system both young and old in the belief that we can fix it. He has the intellect for the job and I haven’t heard anyone since Robert F. Kennedy who is causing such an emotional and spiritual awakening to the political possibilities. " -- Father Michael Pfleger

Obama Says That Fr. Pfleger Is A Moral Compass For Him
Chicago Sun Times

April 5, 2004

"These days, he says, he attends the 11 a.m. Sunday service at Trinity in the Brainerd neighborhood every week -- or at least as many weeks as he is able. His pastor, Wright, has become a close confidant. "
Obama says he reads the Bible, though not as regularly as he'd like, now that he's on the campaign trail. But he does find time to pray.
"It's not formal, me getting on my knees," he says. "I think I have an ongoing conversation with God.... I'm constantly asking myself questions about what I'm doing, why I am doing it.
"The biggest challenge, I think, is always maintaining your moral compass."
"Friends and advisers, such as the Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church in the Auburn- Gresham community on the South Side, who has known Obama for the better part of 20 years, help him keep that compass set, Obama says. "

Obama's Church: Hillary Cried Because White Supremacy Failed

Additional omments made during the same sermon above

Obama's Church: America Will Pay (for raping blacks)

Sen. Barack Obama issued a statement this afternoon after a video tape emerged showing Father Michael Pfleger 'speechifying' from the pulpit of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

In the statement Obama said he was "deeply disappointed" in Pfleger after his sermon was captured on videotape showing the priest mocking Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and white people from the pulpit of Trinity, the home church of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Sen. Obama.

Rev. Pfleger issued his own statement about his Sunday, May 25th sermon: "I regret the words I chose on Sunday. These words are inconsistent with Senator Obama's life and message, and I am deeply sorry if they offended Senator Clinton or anyone else who saw them."

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

If? Did he just say "if" Clinton would be offended? Pfleger knew that his comments were going out over the Internet and he had to know what the reaction would be. That is like saying don't think of the pink elephant in the room.

Obama is going to be mighty exhausted from having to throw every single previous mentor/friend under the speeding bus.

It was obvious that the “worshippers” in that “church” were anything but offended. With all that cheering and whooping and hollering; it was a disgrace. Obama's “church” is more political than it is a church.

Obama's rolodex is crammed full of unsavory characters: Ranting race hustlers, unrepentant ex-terrorists, corrupt fixers, sleazy ward hustlers, Hamas fund-raisers...the list goes on and on.

What amazes me is how and why this jerk priest wants to be black so much, he does as much as he can to sound and move like Rev. Wright and a dozen other white haters that speak from a pulpit.

This is beyond belief. If McCain belonged to a church where ministers spewed hatred from the pulpit- and the congregation cheered them on, the media would roast him alive- every single day.

...Thank you Mark for the link.

* Michelle Malkin ....thank you for the video

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Visiting Our Troops "Mtv " Cribs Afghanistan

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New Al Qaeda Cell A Growing Threat To U.S.

Pentagon officials are raising alarm over the threat of a North Africa-based terror cell that they say is could be preparing to launch attacks in Europe and North America.


The new faces of terror are militants inside an emerging al Qaeda cell, which U.S. officials warn presents a clear and growing threat to America.

Based in North Africa, the group calling itself "Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb" specializes in kidnappings and suicide attacks.

A car bombing last September of an Algerian military barracks killed 28 people. But, follow-up bombings of a United Nations building and a diplomatic office signaled that Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, has bigger plans.

"They have devoted an enormous amount of their energy and their resources to try to build this up as a base to try to carry out attacks, not just in North Africa, but ultimately into West Europe and someday against North America," says Bruce Riedel of the Brookings Institute.

Riedel, a former CIA official, says a propaganda video - just posted on a jihad website - shows a sophisticated attack capability.

But, the most lethal aspect of AQIM - and its real value for Osama bin Laden's terror network - goes beyond firepower.

Says Ambassador Dell Dailey, a U.S. Department of State Counterterrorism official: "Leaders of al Qaeda and its affiliates are extremely interested in recruiting terrorists from and deploying terrorists to Europe, people familiar with our Western cultures that can travel freely."

And that's exactly who's being drawn to the AQIM training camps - people who can easily blend in without raising suspicions in Europe or the U.S.

"Some of those people are second, third generation and they now have French, Belgian or Spanish passports and a French, Belgian or Spanish passport is exactly what al Qaeda is looking for because that's their mechanism to get into the United States," Riedel says.

U.S. officials have long worried about British radicals using U.K. passports to bring terror to America. But, now the North African branch of al Qaeda presents a second pipeline - a doubled threat to the homeland.

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

And the liberal weenies ponder, “What did we do to make them so angry?” After Obama sits down and talks with them, Al Qaida, Hezbollah, Hamas, they will all lay down their weapons and we’ll finally have world peace. NOT!

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May 29, 2008

Lieberman and Lindsey Graham Stepped Down From Vets For Freedom

Sergeant Anderson was one of the 12 veterans denied a meeting with Senator Obama. And like his fellow veterans, Sergeant Anderson would like to ask Senator Obama a few questions: Why hasn't he met with General Petraeus? And why won't he visit Iraq? And why would Senator Obama rather talk about meeting—unconditionally—with Iran, instead of meeting with veterans and commanders? America deserves to know

Vets for Freedom is releasing a second ad, featuring Iraq war veteran and Vets for Freedom member, Specialist Kate Norley.

2 Senators for McCain Leave Group After Ads

NY Times

Senators Joseph I. Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, prominent surrogates for Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, stepped down Wednesday from their positions with an independent group that released a pair of Internet advertisements attacking Senator Barack Obama on Iraq.

Mr. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, and Mr. Graham, Republican of South Carolina, were both on the policy advisory board to the organization, Vets for Freedom, which on Wednesday released its second Web advertisement in less than a week attacking Mr. Obama.

The senators’ positions with the group, which describes itself as a grass-roots advocacy organization pushing for victory in Iraq and Afghanistan, seemed to place them in contravention of new conflict-of-interest rules released by Mr. McCain’s campaign that specifically prohibit anyone “with a McCain campaign title or position” from participating in a “527 or other independent entity that makes public communications that support or oppose any presidential candidate.”

After inquiries from reporters, the senators released a joint letter to Vets for Freedom on Wednesday saying they had requested a leave from their positions to come into compliance with the new policy.

“This is obviously something we’re working through,” said Brian Rogers, a spokesman for the McCain campaign. “This is the kind of thing that happens when you have the strictest possible policy on these issues.”

The new policy was meant to head off embarrassing questions about connections of members of the McCain campaign to special interests that run counter to Mr. McCain’s reformist reputation. But adhering to that standard has proved complicated.

The new rules were prompted this month in part by revelations that Craig Shirley, a consultant to the campaign, was also paid by a 527 group that was criticizing Mr. Obama. Mr. Shirley stepped down from his role on Mr. McCain’s Virginia leadership team.

Vets for Freedom put out its first advertisement last Friday, featuring an Iraq war veteran saying Mr. Obama “hasn’t once sat down one on one with our commander in Iraq, General Petraeus,” adding: “Worse, he hasn’t been to Iraq in two-and-a-half years. He’s unwilling to get the facts on Iraq, yet he’s willing to travel to Iran to meet their leader, or anyone else who hates our country.” The veterans group’s latest commercial continued on the same theme.

Vets for Freedom is not organized as a 527, which refers to a section of the tax code. The designation often carries a negative connotation because of the attacks of 527 groups like Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in the 2004 campaign. Instead, Vets for Freedom is organized as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, an increasingly common tactic for outside groups seeking to get involved in campaigns.

The group also has a political action committee, which financed the Internet advertisements.

“We are not supporting the candidacy or opposing the candidacy of anybody,” Pete Hegseth, the group’s chairman, said. “We’re merely asking serious questions about a sitting senator.”

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

I guess anyone associated with McCain's candidacy is never allowed to criticize Obama! In my opinion this is a bunch of BS and it stinks to high heaven . God bless Vets for Freedom and to hell with these jerks Lieberman and Graham. I have lost all if any respect for these two idiots.

For anyone that has not been to Vets For Freedom, please visit their website.

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Lieberman-Warner Global Climate Change Legislation on States

Climate Reality Bites

The Wall Street Journal

The vehicle is a bill that principal sponsors Joe Lieberman and John Warner are calling "landmark legislation." They're too modest. Warner-Lieberman would impose the most extensive government reorganization of the American economy since the 1930s.

Almost all economic activity requires energy, and about 85% of U.S. energy generates carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. For centuries, these emissions were considered the natural byproduct of combustion. As recently as the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments, they were consciously not even described as a "pollutant." But now that the politicians want to decrease those emissions, the government must create a new commodity – the right to create CO2 – and put a price on it. This is an unprecedented tax that would profoundly touch every corner of American life.

The policy preferred by the environmental lobby is called cap and trade. The government would set a limit on emissions that declines every year. The goal of Warner-Lieberman is to return to 2005 levels by 2012, and to reduce that by 30% by 2030.

"Allowances" for emissions would be distributed to covered businesses – power, oil, gas, heavy industry, manufacturing, etc. If they produced less than their allotment, the companies could sell the allowances, or trade them. Cap and trade limits on energy are thus sometimes misleadingly described as a "free market" policy that would create the flexibility for CO2 reductions how and where they are least expensive. But the limits are still a huge tax.

And for the most part, the politicians favor cap and trade because it is an indirect tax. A direct tax – say, on gasoline – would be far more transparent, but it would also be unpopular. Cap and trade is a tax imposed on business, disguising the true costs and thus making it more politically palatable. In reality, firms will merely pass on these costs to customers, and ultimately down the energy chain to all Americans. Higher prices are what are supposed to motivate the investments and behavioral changes required to use less carbon.

The other reason politicians like cap and trade is because it gives them a cut of the action and the ability to pick winners and losers. Some of the allowances would be given away, at least at the start, while the rest would be auctioned off, with the share of auctions increasing over time. This is a giant revenue grab. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that these auctions would net $304 billion by 2013 and $1.19 trillion over the next decade. Since the government controls the number and distribution of allowances, it is also handing itself the political right to influence the price of every good and service in the economy.

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that this meddling would cause a cumulative reduction in the growth of GDP by between 0.9% and 3.8% by 2030. Add 20 years, and the reduction is between 2.4% and 6.9% – that is, from $1 trillion to $2.8 trillion.

These estimates assume that electricity prices will increase by 44% above what they would otherwise be by 2030. They also assume that existing coal-fired power plants, which currently provide about 50% of U.S. electric power, will be shut down – to be replaced with at least 150% growth in new nuclear facilities, plus other "alternatives." Yet there are only 104 current U.S. nuclear plants, and the industry itself says it's optimistic to think even 30 more can be built by 2020.

In fact, it is pointless to project so far out over multiple decades, since no one knows how markets and consumers would respond, whether the rules would remain constant, or what new technologies might come along. While moralizing about America, most of Europe has failed to meet its mandatory cap and trade goals under the Kyoto Protocol. But the U.S. isn't Italy; we will enforce our laws. So our guess is that these cost estimates are invariably far too low.

In a bow to this reality, California Democrat Barbara Boxer last week introduced 157 pages of amendments to Warner-Lieberman. Most notably, she sets aside at least $800 billion through 2050 for consumer tax relief. So while imposing a huge new tax on all Americans, she vouchsafes to return some of the money to some people. Needless to say, the Senator will be the judge of who receives her dispensation.

Ms. Boxer's amendment shows that cap and trade is also a massive wealth redistribution scheme – all mediated by her and her fellow Platonic rulers. Oh, and she also includes an "emergency off-ramp," should costs prove too onerous. This is really a political "off-ramp" to make Warner-Lieberman seem less dangerous, but you can imagine her reaction if some future Republican President decided to take it.

The upshot is that trillions in assets and millions of jobs would be at the mercy of Congress and the bureaucracy, all for greenhouse gas reductions that would have a meaningless impact on global carbon emissions if China and India don't participate. And only somewhat less meaningless if they do.

Warner-Lieberman has no chance of becoming law this year with President Bush in the White House. But the goal of this Senate exercise is political – to get Members on the record early, preferably before the burdens of cap and trade become more widely understood; to give Democrats a campaign issue; and to pour the legislative foundation that the next Administration could cite as it attempts to regulate carbon limits while waiting for Congress to act.

So by all means let's have this debate amid $4 gasoline, and not only on C-Span. If Americans are going to cede this much power to the political class, they at least ought to do it knowing the price they will pay.


OK this is very important:You can go to this article at Heritage Foundation

Effect of the Lieberman-Warner Global Climate Change Legislation on States

The Senate's leading climate-change bill, while aiming to combat global warming by reducing carbon dioxide in the air, actually poses "extraordinary perils" for Americans and the economy, according to a new study from The Heritage Foundation.
The study, produced by Heritage's Center for Data Analysis (CDA), forecasts severe consequences—including crushing energy costs, millions of jobs lost and falling household income—if Congress enacts the so-called Lieberman-Warner bill.

What follows are 50 state-by-state breakouts of the impact the bill would have on jobs and the economy.


When you get there you can CLICK on your own STATE and then also CLICK on the CHART


Warner-Lieberman bill could raise gas prices

The Hill ....for complete article

The bill could add about 50 cents to the price of a gallon of gasoline, according to a study.

Lawmakers have spent the spring debating ways to lower prices at the pump. But they will soon find themselves discussing a measure that could push fuel costs even higher.

The Warner-Lieberman bill, which is expected to be debated on the Senate floor the first week of June, seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 65 percent below 2005 levels by 2050.

It does so by imposing a cap on the amount of greenhouse gases an industrial sector can release. Companies that exceed that cap could buy emission allowances from greener businesses in an open market.

For refiners, the bill would act like a tax on carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas released when fossil fuels are burned. The total price hit would reach 60 cents, the study predicts.

About 80 percent of that would be passed on to consumers.

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

Incredible! Legislation that not only limits the economy to no further growth but requires it to shrink. Amazing!

It ought to be called Kevorkianomics!

This is probably the most dangerous piece of legislation to be conceived of in two or three decades. I hope some of the GOP come to their senses.

It says it will not pass while Bush is President, I sure hope not!

This possibly passing under someone else as President speaks volumes as to the kind of people we have running for the office of President. Alll three are GREEN BRAINED, all three are GLOBAL WARMING kool-aid drinkers.

....Thank you Jack for some of these links.. Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent.

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Size Of Crowd At Obama's Portland Rally Had Help from Rock Group

one news now

At least some members of the much-touted crowd of 75,000 people at a May 18 rally in Portland for Barack Obama may have been there, in part, to see a popular local band that normally opens its concerts with the national anthem -- of the former Soviet Union.

National media outlets have widely reported estimates of between 72,000 and 75,000 people in attendance at Obama's rally. What they have largely failed to report, however, is that many in the crowd may have attended as much for a free concert as to express their support for the Democratic frontrunner.

"The rally drew 75,000 people, but the media did not give any credit to the opening act, The Decemberists, who are wildly popular in Portland," says Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Media Institute of the Media Research Center. "I'm not saying that Obama wouldn't have drawn a big crowd, but certainly when you have a band that popular opening for him on a beautiful day, that probably should have been mentioned by the media."

By not mentioning the band, Knight says, the media has been able to avoid a well-known fact about The Decemberists.

"You'd think the media would find it interesting that a presidential candidate had a band open for him that typically plays the Soviet national anthem, the song that celebrates communism in Russia," Knight says. "But the media has taken no interest in it."

Knight says the Obama campaign could have easily learned that their opening act routinely starts its shows with the Soviet anthem by checking either Google or Wikipedia.

"The Obama campaign is secure in the knowledge that the mainstream media will not report any of this. Certainly they haven't so far," he complained. "They know that the media will not do anything to embarrass liberal candidates. They cover for them all the time. So, that might make them a little complacent about checking out people that they are associated with."

According to the Wikipedia entry about The Decemberists, "The band is named in reference to an 1825 revolt over the Imperial Russian succession (Decemberist Revolt). It is not related to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, although Meloy has referred to the historical Decembrists as a communist revolutionary group."

More information on the band

* 45-minute free concert by The Decemberists

* band has drawn rave reviews from Rolling Stone magazine

* This group is very popular with the college crowd (their politics are liberal and they have a couple anti-war songs.)

* HERE is a LINK to The Decemberists website

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

It is not bad thing for a candidate to have a band for one of their appearances. But this band is anti-war, many of their songs are anti-war songs, and like the articvle says they open their concerts with the national anthem of the former Soviet Union. THAT does NOT belong in anyones USA campaign rally! Good grief and once again the media gives this the silent treatment.

...Thank you Mark for this article and link.

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America Hating Obama and His Team Set Up Porta-Potty's On Memorial for Fallen Policemen

Officers: Memorial Used As Porta-Potty Pit Stop At Obama Rally


VIDEO AT THE LINK for the story.

Portland police officers have asked for an apology after they said organizers of a Barack Obama rally set up Porta-Potties on a memorial honoring fallen officers.

Earlier this month, 75,000 people gathered in Waterfront Park in downtown Portland to hear Obama speak at a pre-primary rally.

Officer Thomas Brennan, a seven-year veteran with the Portland Police Bureau, said he was happy to help at the rally after being called in on his day off.

"On short notice, a lot of people had to cancel trips. But they were glad to do it," Brennan said. "It was very memorable, in more ways than one."

Brennan, who controlled the crowd near the Portland Police Memorial, noticed several Porta Potties set up in the middle of the memorial. Brennan had been at the site five days earlier for an annual memorial service and a flag was still set at half mast on the day of the rally.

"There was plenty of room elsewhere so space wasn't an issue," Brennan said. "So someone used some really poor decision making, whoever elected to put them there. I mean, it's somewhat hallowed ground, I guess you could call it."

After several days, Brennan attached a photo he took to a letter and e-mailed it to dozens of media outlets and the Obama campaign.

Brennan said officers haven't heard back from the Obama campaign. He said someone owes an apology to the families of the fallen officers.

"Not for a moment do I think that Mr. Obama had anything to do with this," Brennan said. "But somebody at his campaign at a local level made the decision to put them there. And I just want an acknowledgement: 'Hey, we made a mistake.'"

A representative with the Obama campaign responded Wednesday morning and said the Porta-Potties were placed at the memorial because of a safety issue for wheelchair access.

Teri Sorenson said there was no disrespect intended and the campaign had not responded because local offices have shut down until Obama becomes the official democratic candidate

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

Porta potties in the middle of a police memorial. Typical Democrats.

HEY Teri Sorenson you can kiss my ass you POS! Your being on Obama's team tells me all I need to know about you anyway, this just adds to my total disgust for the likes of you and your ilk!

Everyone in Hussein Obama's entourage continually displays poor judgment and anti-American sentiment. I would hate to see how the Oval Office (and the nation) would get trashed during an Obama presidency. God help us all!

Teri Sorenson said there was no disrespect intended and the campaign had not responded because local offices have shut down until Obama becomes the official democratic candidate.

And a dog ate their homework. And there was a terrible flood. And locusts.

Since Teri was on the phone, perhaps she could have offered acknowledgement that it was improper.

If it’d been a soldier’s memorial, they’d have just skipped the porta-potties and relieved themselves on it directly, I’m sure.

Damn I hate these people, the enemy within!

I don’t really care what the Obama Campaign personnel state as the reason they set up Porta-Potties on the Police Memorial site. There is NO EXCUSE, NO REASON other than blatant disrespect. The site would have been immediately recognized as what it is, hallowed ground by ANY decent citizen with any morals/conscience whatsoever.

This disrespectful action reflects on Obama. He is their leader and he damn well better get used to being the one the shit lands on when things are done that are NOT the right thing to do. He cannort pass the buck and expect to be the leader of what so far has been the most powerful country in the world. I wouldn’t let the matter ride on the local level. I’d take it straight to Obama to demand he rein in his disgusting supporters attitude towards our Nation, and our Nation’s fallen heroes. HE is the Captain of his ship of fools, and it is HIS responsibility to show respect, lead with respect, and demand the respect for HIS, and OUR Nation and all Memorials local or National.

Screw you Obama!

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Scott McClellan Kisses Up To Left In Book Trashing Bush and Others

McClellan whacks Bush, White House

Politico for complete article

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a surprisingly scathing memoir to be published next week that President Bush “veered terribly off course,” was not “open and forthright on Iraq,” and took a “permanent campaign approach” to governing at the expense of candor and competence.

Among the most explosive revelations in the 341-page book, titled “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception” (Public Affairs, $27.95):

• McClellan charges that Bush relied on “propaganda” to sell the war.

• He says the White House press corps was too easy on the administration during the run-up to the war.

• He admits that some of his own assertions from the briefing room podium turned out to be “badly misguided.”

• The longtime Bush loyalist also suggests that two top aides held a secret West Wing meeting to get their story straight about the CIA leak case at a time when federal prosecutors were after them — and McClellan was continuing to defend them despite mounting evidence they had not given him all the facts.

• McClellan asserts that the aides — Karl Rove, the president’s senior adviser, and I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the vice president’s chief of staff — “had at best misled” him about their role in the disclosure of former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity.

Before he wrote his own memoir, White House press secretary Scott McClellan was rather critical of those who did the same.

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

from Marxist socialist Wexler
and member of the Democratic Socialists of America

Wexler: : McClellan Must Testify Under Oath Before House Judiciary

Washington, DC) Today Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) called for former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan to appear before the House Judiciary Committee to testify under oath regarding the devastating revelations made in his new book on the Bush Administration’s deliberate efforts to mislead the American people into the Iraq War.
“The admissions made by Scott McClellan in his new book are earth-shattering and allege facts to establish that Karl Rove and Scooter Libby – and possibly Vice President Cheney - conspired to obstruct justice by lying about their role in the Plame Wilson matter and that the Bush Administration deliberately lied to the American people in order to take us to war in Iraq. Scott McClellan must now appear before the House Judiciary Committee under oath to tell Congress and the American people how President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, and White House officials deliberately orchestrated a massive propaganda campaign to sell the war in Iraq to the American people.”
“The allegations by this former top White House aide – that Rove and Libby deliberately coordinated their stories in order to obstruct justice in the Plame case, that the President deliberately disregarded contradictory evidence related to Iraq, should outrage every American and Congress must respond by initiating immediate aggressive oversight starting with an appearance by McClellan before the House Judiciary Committee. Any continued obstruction by this Administration to prevent White House officials from appearing before Congress cannot be tolerated by this Congress in the face of these shocking revelations.”
Congressman Wexler has led a nationwide campaign in favor of holding impeachment hearings for Vice-President Dick Cheney. Congressman Wexler is Chairman of the Europe Subcommittee and a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Judiciary Committee.

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

McClellan is going to spend all his book profits on lawyers. LOL Scottie lies for money and walks into a minefield!
These people will never learn what a big mistake it is to side in any way with the left and the rino's and the enemy within.

Rove has already debunked this little bit of paranoia. He met with Libby routinely as part of his job, it was not a secret .

Scott is a PUTZ! He always has been and always will be. McClellan will find out you can't buy, beg or steal friendship and loyalty from Demorats, Socialists, radicals and Bush/America-haters.

McClellan was hired by rino Karen Hughes.

This is also good that Rush said yesterday about all of this:


Folks, if I may be candid, this is what so frustrated me about McCain for all these last six years. McCain was trying to do the same thing. He was trying to be treated as an elite by the liberals, and how did he do it? By trashing his own party; by trashing his own president; by being more critical of his own party than he ever was our enemies; by making deals with them. He almost quit the Republican Party in 2004, whatever it was. It was he who approached John Kerry. People ask me, "Why do you have problems with McCain?" Why do I have problems with Scott McClellan? It's not quite the same thing, but the liberals seek these people out. Now, if McCain had decided not to run for president, he would be most-favored person status, he would be one of the wisest wise men on all these cable network shows but now they gotta take him out 'cause he's jumped back. He hasn't jumped back, they just think he has. This is a clear illustration here of how this all works. McClellan can sit there, "Okay, fine, the left's going to take care of me fine now. George Bush fired me and left me out to dry, replaced me with Tony Snow, but the left is going to take care of me. For the rest of my life I am a credible expert on the Republican Party and the Bush administration. The left will never criticize me anymore." Some people will trade their souls for that.

And this from Glenn Beck: As Glenn Beck said today, WHY didn’t he just quit when he “found out that Bush was misleading us into the war?” Heck, IF you found out that your boss was sending people to fight and die for a lie, would YOU stay with him for 2 years?? Wouldn’t that make YOU as bad as your boss???! So, what does that make McClellan? McClellan is as bad as Bush if that’s what was happening, and I know it wasn’t. This guy (McClellan) is a REAL PUKE!!!

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May 28, 2008

Pentagon Inviting Media To Guantanamo 9/11 Hearings

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Pentagon inviting media to Guantanamo 9/11 hearings


The Pentagon said Tuesday it was sending invitations to news organizations to cover the arraignments of the five alleged September 11 co-conspirators in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said about "four or five dozen" journalists and technical personnel from domestic and international news organizations would be allowed onto the base for the June 5 arraignment.

The reading of the charges is expected to mark the first public appearance of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, since his capture in Pakistan March 1, 2003.

Mohammed and four others face capital charges of murder, terrorism and other war crimes. Charges against a sixth, the alleged "20th hijacker" Mohammed al-Qahtani, were dropped in April by the Pentagon official overseeing the process.

Whitman said invitations were being sent to news organizations on Tuesday.

"Our responsibility at the Defense Department here is to make sure we have sufficient US and international media there to be able to report on the proceedings, to make it as transparent as possible.
"But obviously we can't open it up to everybody. There are logistical issues in terms of getting down to Guantanamo," he said.

"We're trying to be robust in our approach. But at the same time we are trying to do it in a responsible way, inviting news organizations that in the totality will cover the world, basically."

Only a handful of journalists will be allowed in the courtroom, confined to a glass enclosed booth where they can be shut off from hearing testimony on the judge's instructions.

The other members of the media will be in a separate media center where they can watch the proceedings on a video screen and take notes.

Audio recordings and pictures of the proceedings are barred. But a sketch artist will be in the courtroom.

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

I sure hope we don't hear a lot of what a bad childhood the terrorists had from the media. Nothing would surprise me when it comes to their propaganda machine.

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John McCain on Nuclear Security

DENVER, Colorado (CNN)

The United States should scrap a significant portion of its nuclear arsenal, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday in a speech laying out his nuclear security policy.

McCain also spoke about canceling the development of nuclear "bunker-busting" bombs and working with Russia and China to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.

"Today, we deploy thousands of nuclear warheads. It is my hope to move as rapidly as possible to a significantly smaller force," the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said at the University of Denver.
"The United States cannot and will not stop the spread of nuclear weapons by unilateral action," he said. "As powerful as we are, America's ability to defend ourselves and our allies against the threat of nuclear attack depends on our ability to encourage effective international cooperation."

The GOP candidate voiced support for the U.N. Security Council and International Atomic Energy Agency as well as an updated Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

"We also need to reverse the burden of proof when it comes to discovering whether a nation is cheating on its NPT commitments. The IAEA shouldn't have to play cat-and-mouse games to prove a country is in compliance," he said.

The speech elaborated on a nuclear policy McCain outlined in a foreign policy address two months ago.

It was noticeably more conciliatory toward Russia than the one in March, when McCain proposed ejecting the country from the Group of Eight nations. McCain also did not mention the United Nations in his March speech.

McCain gave qualified support to an international treaty banning the testing of nuclear weapons, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which he opposed in the Senate in 1999.

And he proposed an "international repository for spent nuclear fuel" to keep the raw ingredients for nuclear bombs from falling into the wrong hands.

"It is even possible that such an international center could make it unnecessary to open the proposed spent nuclear fuel storage facility at Yucca Mountain in Nevada," McCain said, referring to a controversial project in the Southwest.

Randy Scheunemann, a senior foreign policy and national security advisor to the McCain campaign, said later that the repository could be in Siberia and that if there were sufficient security guarantees, McCain had a "willingness to entertain possibility ... that we could possibly send some of our spent fuel there."

Reacting to the speech, a spokesman for Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic front-runner, said that the substance of it mirrored Obama's positions but that McCain has no track record of leading on the issue.

And this from ABC News

McCain's claim that he was departing from Bush's policy was supported, albeit with qualifications, by an unlikely source: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del.
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has been an outspoken critic of McCain. But Biden acknowledged Tuesday that McCain’s nuclear security speech contained "many ideas that suggest a welcome departure from the Bush Administration’s hostility to arms control."
While praising McCain's pledge to work with Russia on nuclear arsenal reduction, Biden maintained that McCain's policy has some "critical gaps," particularly on the issues of Iran and North Korea.

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

OH Great, now he’s channeling Kissinger.

Hey, I know... Iran is trying so hard to get Nukes, and since we’re gonna get rid of them, why not just hand them over to Iran? That way, we get rid of them, and they can have what they covet so greatly!

He voiced explicit support for the U.N. Security Council and International Atomic Energy Agency as well as an updated Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Yeah, that's the ticket. Let's rely on the UN.

Should we just cut to the chase and start Armageddon?! My gosh!

John McCain is NOT Ronald Reagan!! What Reagan did worked with the Soviet union. The Great Man, President Ronald Reagan, took a few threes and turned them into a royal flush, Gorbachev bought it, and thus Star Wars actually became reality...twenty years later, AND Mr. Gorbachev DID tear down that wall. BUT that was a different time and a different war, we were not at war with Islam. And Reagan and McCain are polar opposites in too many ways to even put here.

But Biden acknowledged Tuesday that McCain’s nuclear security speech contained "many ideas that suggest a welcome departure from the Bush Administration’s hostility to arms control."

Well, if its good enough for Hairplugs Biden, no worries from me.

HERE is McCain's full text of his speech in Denver.
John McCain's website

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Hussein Obomber Gaffe's and Lies Keep Coming

CBS News


Despite not having served in the military himself, Barack Obama used his Memorial Day remarks to speak about his family’s service. “My grandfather marched in Patton’s army, but I cannot know what it is to walk into battle like so many of you,” he told a small group of veterans here. “My grandmother worked on a bomber assembly line, but I cannot know what it is for a family to sacrifice like so many of yours have.”

Obama also spoke about his uncle, who was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz. He said the family legend is that, upon returning from war, his uncle spent six months in an attic. “Now obviously, something had really affected him deeply, but at that time there just weren’t the kinds of facilities to help somebody work through that kind of pain,” Obama said. “That’s why this idea of making sure that every single veteran, when they are discharged, are screened for post-traumatic stress disorder and given the mental health services that they need – that’s why it’s so important.”

UPDATE from CBS news:

Obama's campaign clarified the comments about the candidate's great-uncle liberating Auschwitz, saying Obama was "mistaken," and was referring to Buchenwald, not Auschwitz. “Senator Obama’s family is proud of the service of his grandfather and uncles in World War II – especially the fact that his great uncle was a part of liberating one of the concentration camps at Buchenwald," said spokesman Bill Burton.


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

Obama mistaken on name of Nazi death camp

Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet forces as they marched across Poland in January 1945. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum says Americans liberated several death camps in Germany, including Buchenwald, Dachau and Mauthausen.
"On April 4, 1945, the 89th overran Ohrdruf, a subcamp of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Ohrdruf was the first Nazi concentration camp liberated by U.S. troops in Germany," according to the museum. "A week later, on April 12, Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower, George S. Patton, and Omar Bradley visited Ohrdruf to see, firsthand, evidence of Nazi atrocities against concentration camp prisoners."
Obama's mistaken mention of the camp on Monday quickly generated Internet chatter, ranging from puzzlement to outrage. The Republican Party demanded an explanation.
"It was Soviet troops that liberated Auschwitz, so unless his uncle was serving in the Red Army, there's no way Obama's statement yesterday can be true," said Alex Conant, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee.

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

Stolen Valor is an ugly thing. He is stealing valor to become POTUS

Sheesh Obomber is a disaster just waiting to happen.

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May 27, 2008

Obama See's Fallen Soldiers In Audience

“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.” — Barack Obama

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

And this idiot wants to be President and CIC. Prayers for our Military if this @#$%^&*($%^& wins.

He doesn't have a clue what Memorial Day is about.

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In Country

A crew member of a U.S. military Black Hawk helicopter wears a helmet painted with a skull at LZ Washington helipad in the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad May 26, 2008


Four of six Iraqi teenage boys purportedly being trained as suicide bombers stand next to a police official, inside the police headquarters of Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, May 26, 2008. Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf said that initial investigations show they were being trained by a Saudi militant who was killed in military operations.

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Jones Beach Airshow vs. Code Pinkos

Gathering of Eagles

We came, we saw, we triumphed!

Some very irate moonbats stormed away from Jones Beach on Saturday after Eagles warned the unwary visitors to the Memorial Day weekend Airshow that treasonous misfits were disrespecting our fallen heroes. Eagles preceded the moonbats down the boardwalk, educating the many people there as to the disrespect the anti-war crowd were showing to our fallen heroes, their families and to America.

Whenever they stopped to read the names, they were surrounded by a cacaphony of shouts “Shame on You!”.

Another IVAW fraud was outed by Chaplain Dez after he claimed to be a sergeant in the U.S. Army, yet could not tell her his MOS. Fraud and deceit are the stock in trade of the entire anti-war movement and goes hand in glove with their policy of using the names of our fallen heroes for their own craven political theater even when asked by gold star families (who have lost a loved one) to stop using those names.

At one point an amazing increase in volume of prerecorded music from a recruiter vehicle helped drown out the moonbat litany and saved our voices for their next stop. At another stop they read the name of the son of a gold star father, Mo Fletcher, who was with us. When I turned to him he made a single comment “They aren’t fit to lick his boots”.

By the end of their parade they had gained exactly zero converts and had been booed, birded and looked upon with scorn by the vast majority of those who saw them.

When the hapless moonbats abandoned the field of action the Eagles finally got to watch the great airshow already in progress!

Wild Thing's comment........
GREAT photos and what an awesome day. I am so glad too the code pinko's left and the Air Show continued with no problems.

....Thank you Rhod for these awesome photos.

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HEY B. Hussein O. ~ We Have Oil We Just Need To Drill For It!

Obama says fuel prices will change car habits

Reuters complete article

Barack Obama said on Saturday Americans would start changing the kinds of cars they drive if gasoline prices continue to climb and said he owned a hybrid vehicle, though he doesn't drive it much.

Obama, an Illinois senator and the front-runner for his party's presidential nomination, has made fighting climate change a key issue of his campaign, and as fuel prices soar, he has repeatedly called on car makers to increase fuel efficiency standards.

Without specifically telling Americans to stop buying gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles, the Illinois senator said higher fuel prices would lead to a shift.

"We've seen that this quarter. People are changing their behavior and we've seen a slump in the sales of SUVs and big trucks and a drastic spike in cars both medium size and small," he told reporters on his campaign plane.

Obama put responsibility on car makers to make vehicles more fuel efficient.

"They've done a better job of investment than they have in the past. There's still more work to do, and the federal government should help them do it," he said.

Obama, who spends most of his time traveling around the country on a plane and in cars driven by his Secret Service agents, does have a car of his own that is environmentally friendly.

"These days I don't drive much," he said. "I bought a hybrid, but we keep it in the garage mostly."

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

"These days I don't drive much," he said. "I bought a hybrid, but we keep it in the garage mostly."

In the near future — used car ads that proclaim the car was: “Previously owned by a politician attempting to get the green vote — mostly kept in the garage”.

Obama put responsibility on car makers to make vehicles more fuel efficient

Typical liberal thinking. If people want fuel-efficient cars, the free market- not the government- will dictate what the car makers manufacture.

The Obamas’ Footprint II

"Barack Obama's airplane use, here's more info on his oil addiction: When the Green Senator disembarks from his Secret Service-provided Chevy Suburban, he boards a Boeing 757 (sucking 1,100 gallons of fuel an hour) booked by his campaign through Air Charter (pictured below). And because his wife, Michelle, generally campaigns separately from her husband, you can add to that fuel consumption number (although, given Barack Obama’s large press contingent, she may require a smaller plane like an MD-80. The Obama campaign has a set policy against using corporate jets)."

....Thank you Mark for the article.

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Bay Area Man Brings Coffee To Combat Zones

"I walk in the front door, I look at the counter, and I'm not in the desert anymore."

( CBS 5 )
A Bay Area man is working to make sure troops overseas get their caffeine fix. He has taken several risks to set up cafes in war zones.

A Saudi Arabian princess asked Jason Araghi set up the country's first coffee shop, and that's how Green Beans Coffee was born. Now he has 70 cafes in 9 countries including Iraq and Afghanistan.

Many of his cafes are serving troops on overseas military bases. Araghi came up with the idea of taking a shipping container and converting it into a café which is litarally dropped onto a base.

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

He’ll be ridiculed and perhaps run out of town since he is based in San Francisco.

I am always glad for anything that makes our troops happy and a little bit of home is wonderful for all of them.

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Charlie Daniels Latest ~ " Socialism"


I have noticed some people who are developing a somewhat permissive attitude toward socialism and I personally think it's dangerous.

Socialism is like a snake; it can creep silently in and stay around until the opportunity to bite comes along. Socialism is one of those things that sounds good on paper but never has and never will work out in practicality.

Socialism sounds like a noble Robin Hood, share and share alike proposition where all the money goes into one pot and is distributed by a central government which makes the decisions about what you get and what you don't get.

Actually there is no such thing as mass socialism because you can't administer such an undertaking without a mega massive bureaucracy which is actually a totalitarian police state were everybody watches everybody else and if you don't toe the line you get the midnight knock on the door. If you don't believe that, research the communist histories of Russia, Cuba, the Eastern block countries and look what Hugo Chavez is doing to Venezuela.

Years ago when the Berlin wall came down and McDonalds first broke into the Eastern block countries, the people there wanted jobs because they wanted to earn the kind of wages they paid.

Yes they wanted the wages, but they didn't want the work. The decades of communism had so dulled their work ethic that they thought they should be able to work a few hours and spend the rest of the day reading the newspaper or something. McDonalds had something like a three hundred percent turnover.

All they had ever had were state sponsored jobs where it made no difference how hard you worked, you weren't going to be rewarded for it any more than the lazy slob next to you.

Michael Moore did a film some time back called Sicko. I didn't see it but I understand he was praising the quality of healthcare in Cuba. But I'll promise you that if Mr. Moore contracts a horrible disease you couldn't drag him to Cuba for treatment. If he gets really sick, you'll see his anti-Americanism fade with his health.

Sure there's great medical in Cuba… for Fidel and his cronies. There is always the best of everything for the people who have the guns. The leaders live like kings but the rest of the people suffer and suffer badly.

Speaking of sickos, how about Kim Jong-il in North Korea and his supposed socialistic government? He spends the meager GNP of North Korea on developing atomic weapons while millions of people suffering under his rule are forced to eat just about anything they can chew and have had to cut down most of the trees in the country just to keep from freezing to death. Where are you Sierra Club?

And all the while this little monster sits back and sips his expensive cognac and thumbs his nose at the rest of the world.

Have you noticed what has happened to China in the last few years since they've adopted a degree of capitalism? Unfortunately they still have the totalitarian government, but at least they enjoy a measure of freedom they haven't known in half a century.

If you want to know about socialized medicine talk to a Canadian or talk to someone who has been unfortunate enough to be sick while they are visiting England.

You see, Socialism is not about kindness, caring or seeing that everybody has a hospital bed when they need one. Socialism is about control.

It's about a handful of elitists telling you what kind of car you can drive, what doctor to go to and taking away your personal freedom increment by increment until this will no longer be the sweet land of liberty.

Stop and think about it, the government only does one thing and that is spend your money. They don't manufacture anything, they just spend money and they will never have enough of it.

They're like the pathetic people who are addicted to gambling. They will take every cent they can get their hands on, throw it away and turn around and ask for more.

I've said this before and I'll say it again, in my opinion, we have the worst Congress and Senate we have ever had. Democrat, Republican or Independent, they're a body of mealy-mouthed pabulum-eaters who are not going to do anything useful and make sure that nobody else is going to do anything useful.

They refuse to tackle the tough problems like high fuel costs and the catastrophic illegal immigration fiasco and they play around with legislation to fund the troops and try to take the teeth out of the Homeland Security Bill.

Now do you think these people should be put in charge of a healthcare program? And let me ask you another question, if Hillary, Obama or McCain get their way with their healthcare programs, do you honestly think they'll have the same healthcare as you?

Down with Socialism, the horse it rode in on and the political candidates who support it.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops
God Bless America
Charlie Daniels
May 19 , 2008

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May 26, 2008

Never Forget Our Warriors

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

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

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

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

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

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

They were ALL Heroes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-- Thank you , Wild Thing


Please also see UPDATE to Rolling Thunder post

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Snipers In Vietnam and Now Ride Together in Rolling Thunder Second Time

They were thrust together 41 years ago in the highlands of Vietnam, self-described misfits who went on to tally a remarkable legacy as members of the first U.S. Marine sniperscout platoon trained exclusively in a combat zone.

On Wednesday, May 23, 2007, they met again, older, grayer, wiser for the experiences at the Winchester home of the man who personally selected and trained them to become among the deadliest marksmen of the Vietnam War.

Dave Sehmel, who now owns a construction company in Dallas; Gary Reiter, a retired school teacher from Spokane, Washington; Ed Kugler, a business consultant and author who published an acclaimed book based on his two tours of duty as a sniper in Vietnam; and Walt Sides, owner of Winchester Exchange, and who, as a 25-year-old Marine Staff Sergeant, was tasked into molding his three now 60-ish charges and 30 other young Marines into the elite and highly skilled killing fraternity of sniper scouts.

“Picture what it was like, as a Marine sergeant, looking at these guys and knowing you have to train them,” Sides said Wednesday May 23, 2007, shortly after returning from Washington-Dulles International Airport, where he, Reiter and Sehmel went to reunite with Kugler, the first time the four had physically been together since their days in Phu Bai, Vietnam.

This weekend, the four, and an estimated 500,000 others, will participate in Rolling Thunder XX, a mass rally in support of prisoners of war and those who are missing in action. The ride is held annually in Washington, D.C. Sides is one of the original founders of the group, which was formed in 1986 when he and four other vets determined that something must be done to “never forget” those who were imprisoned or never accounted for in Vietnam.

On that Wednesday, however, the mood was purely one of remembering shared times and fallen comrades, and celebrating their lives in the four decades they’d been apart. The goggled over pictures, beers in hand, of the four together, reed-thin, shirtless, all in their early 20s, gathering around a roasting hog one of the snipers had taken for treat. Other pictures included comrades who never returned home.

Remembering their days in the bush, which at times amounted to months on end searching for targets of opportunity, Kugler recalled “we didn’t look much like Marines, with long hair and stuff."

Most of Wednesday’s conversation consisted of reminiscences that clearly tugged long-repressed heartstrings.As he had when he brought them together in Vietnam,Sides is still, and always will be, the man in charge; the hardearned respect forged decades ago is unmistakable even today.

Sides estimated the four men gathered on his lawn wereresponsible “for better than 300 confirmed kills.”Their unit, dubbed “The Rogues,” tallied hundreds of morelong-distance kills during the war.

“And that’s not counting God only knows how many waterbuffalo,” Sides said, launching peals of laughter.

Grouped around Sides’ customized, V-8 equipped “trike,”which will join an estimated 200,000 motorcyclists this weekend,Sides outlined the unique role of his mission.

“The Marines were training snipers down around DaNang, but this was the first ever sniper platoon completely trained in a combat zone,” Sides said.
“Now, you might find a Marine Corps historian that willdispute that, but then . . . ”

Ironically, several of the men had been in contact over theyears; Kugler had stayed in touch with Sehmel. Four years ago,while surfing the Internet, Reiter found a Web site advertisingKugler’s book, “Dead Center,” and immediately recognized his old Vietnam buddy. That led to the three eventually talking over the telephone, but never a full-fledged reunion.

Later, Reiter and Sehmel got together at a gathering forformer sniper-scouts. That was when they realized they had another common bond: They both rode Harley-Davidsons.

That reunion lead to the pair travelling to Washington,D.C., for another sniper reunion, which coincided with Rolling Thunder XIX.

There, they spotted a kiosk, set up near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, with a name on it that sent shivers up their collective spines: Walt Sides.

“It can’t be,” they said to each other. The Walt Sides who had recruited them for sniper training 40 years earlier, was, they believed, dead, the victim of a fire.
“We had heard he died, along with another Vietnam friend, in a tavern fire,” Reiter said.
“Personally, I found it hard to believe, because I didn’ think fire was tough enough to kill old Walt Sides.”

After an hour of searching, they found their old mentor, who was busy trying to handle the logistics of squaring away the hundreds of thousands of participants in the annual rally.

From that moment on, the trio laid preparations to meet again for Rolling Thunder XX. Now, toasting each other with beer, the foursome, and their assorted spouses and several other veterans who will be riding together this weekend, could only smile.

“This is just awesome, totally unbelievable,” Sehmel said. Kugler could only say it was an “incredibly special” occasion.

Reiter, perhaps, summed it up the best:

“We’re all luckier than hell. We’re truly blessed to have all gotten out of a situation like that.”

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Reagan's Would-be Assassin Aided by Top Obama Adviser

'Lawyer of the left' also represents alleged killer of U.S. soldier, helped Clinton during Lewinsky


An attorney and top foreign policy adviser to Sen. Barack Obama is coming under fire for representing controversial figures, including an accused human rights abuser, an alleged murderer of a U.S. soldier and even the would-be assassin of President Ronald Reagan.

Greg Craig, who has been termed the "lawyer of the left," represented John Hinckley Jr., who attempted to assassinate Reagan in 1981 by firing six bullets at the president as he left a hotel. Craig was reportedly the architect of Hinckley's successful defense in which he was found not guilty by reason of insanity, even though reports by the federal prosecution found Hinckley sane.

As a partner in the high-powered Washington, D.C., law firm of Williams & Connolly, Craig represented former Bolivian Defense Minister Carlos Sanchez-Berzain in a federal lawsuit of "crimes against humanity" due to his alleged role in the suppression of labor union riots in 2003 that resulted in the deaths of 67 people.

Sanchez-Berzain is loathed in Bolivia for allegedly turning the army loose on protesters in what was described as a brutal massacre of unarmed men, women and children, some of whom were reportedly shot at point-blank range.

Craig currently represents Pedro Miguel Gonzalez-Pinzon, president of the Panamanian National Assembly, who is wanted in the U.S. for the 1992 murder of a U.S. Army soldier and the attempted murder of another.

Gonzalez, a harsh critic of the U.S., is accused of murdering the solider, Zak Hernandez Laporte, on the eve of President George H.W. Bush's visit to Panama in 1992. The FBI is said to have credible evidence proving Gonzalez's guilt.

The accusations and Gonzalez's Panamanian government position are a primary reason the U.S. has halted a U.S.-Panama free trade accord.

The American Future Fund this week called on Obama to fire Craig, stating in an ad campaign that someone who "has a history of defending corrupt foreign leaders and murderers" could offer severely misguided advice to the Illinois senator.

The AFF launched a YouTube video petitioning for Craig's ouster........

In a January editorial, the Dallas Morning News called on Obama to fire Craig if the attorney doesn't drop the Panamanian as a client:

"Mr. Obama has made clear that the White House is no place for influence-peddlers and special interests. ... This is one instance where he needs to show presidential decisiveness by asking Mr. Craig to choose between the campaign and involvement in a legal case where hot-button bilateral issues – and a Senate vote – hang in the balance," read the editorial.
Obama repeatedly has attacked Sen. John McCain for purportedly allowing lobbyists to serve as top advisers.

The Political Punch blog run by ABC News senior national correspondent Jake Tapper noted:

"There's a big difference between a lobbyist, who is paid to interact with lawmakers such as Mr. Obama, and a lawyer, who works with the courts. But in this situation, Gonzalez's indictment has complicated passage of the U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement."
Craig recently said at a forum that Obama's campaign is aware of his involvement in the Gonzalez case.
"I have removed myself from participation in discussions with the candidate or his advisers on relations between the United States and Panama," Craig said.
Obama has been on the record stating he opposes any trade act with Panama due to the Gonzalez case. But Obama has not addressed Craig's defense of other unsavory characters such as Hinckley. Craig also has represented Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., in the 1991 Palm Beach, Fla., rape case involving the senator and his accused nephew, William Kennedy Smith, who was acquitted of all charges. Craig was an aide to Kennedy in the 1980s. In 2004, Craig was counsel for then-U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan during investigations that year of the Oil-for-Food scandal. Craig, an anti-war protester in the 1960s, also successfully represented Juan Miguel Gonzalez, the Cuban father of Elian Gonzalez during the 2000 child custody dispute that ended in the forcible seizure of Elian by U.S. marshals and the boy's return to Cuba. According to reports, Craig was heavily involved in the decision to seize Elian. The outcome was seen as a major victory for Cuban President Fidel Castro.

Craig is a top foreign policy adviser to Obama. His foreign policy experience includes serving as Sen. Ted Kennedy's senior adviser on defense, foreign policy and national security issues from 1974 to 1988. In 1997, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright appointed Craig as a top senior adviser and as director of policy planning.

Craig's embrace of Obama turned some heads due to the attorney's high profile representation of Bill Clinton during impeachment hearings over the Monica Lewinsky scandal. When the Senate refused to convict Clinton on accusations of perjury, Craig was seen as the politician's savior.

But Craig admonished Sen. Hillary Clinton in a March posting on Obama's site:

"Hillary Clinton's argument that she has passed 'the commander-in-chief test' is simply not supported by her record," he wrote.
"Obama possesses the personal attributes of a great leader – an even temperament, an open-minded approach to even the most challenging problems, a willingness to listen to all views, clarity of vision, the ability to inspire, conviction and courage," Craig argued.

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

Incredible isn’t it? The associations of Obama are mind-boggling. Actually Obama fits in perfectly with these people, all peas in a pod.

This country will not be the same after 4 years of Obamessiah. In my opinion and my impression is that Obama is not really an American. He treats his country with the disdain and detachment of some foreign leftist. Therein lies a big danger as well.

The resumes of the Obama ‘folks’ is coming out in dribbles and drabs; but heavy with warnings.

Repubs should make a scrolling ad; resume like; with the highlights of ‘work experience/background’ of those close to Obama.

Could say a great deal; in small amount of space/time.

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May 25, 2008

Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder members and others spoke at the annual Memorial Day Rally honoring their fallen comrades and vowing to continue their efforts on POW/MIA issues. Special guests were the families of Staff Sargeant Keith "Matt" Maupin, a prisoner in the Iraq war whose remains were recovered in March 2008, and Private Byron W. Fouty and Sargeant Alex R. Jimenez who were both captured May 12, 2007.

Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught USAF (Ret.) delivered the keynote address.

This event was held on a stage at the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Rolling Thunder was founded by motorcycle enthusiasts who were veterans of the Vietnam War.


1,804 Americans remain missing in Vietnam. Since the war ended over 6,000 reports concerning Americans still alive in Southeast Asia have been received by the government. 600 Americans were lost in Laos (The Black Hole), NOT A SINGLE MAN WAS EVER RELEASED. The Pathet Laos government stated on several occasions that they held prisoners, yet our government NEVER NEGOTIATED FOR THEIR FREEDOM. These men were abandoned by the government for which they bravely fought.

POW/MIA Statistics

World War I - 3,350
·World War II - 78,753
·Korea - 8,170
·Vietnam - 1,783
·Persian Gulf - 2

We can thank Senators John traitorous rat snake Kerry and his good bud John McCain for these POW's stats. In their rush to "normalize" relations with Vietnam, they ran roughshod over the POW/MIA hearings.

The select committee, established August 1991, was tasked with the mission of resolving the lingering POW/MIA issue by either gaining the release of American prisoners of war believed to be alive under the control of Hanoi, but never released, or explaining what happened to the missing prisoners.
It has been made obvious that McCain and Kerry were more interested in using the Select Committee as a means to justify lifting the U.S. Imposed Trade Embargo against Vietnam then resolving the issue of missing U.S.Service men and POW's.

The Select Committee was formed because of the volumes of intelligence pointing to the existence of LIVE POW's still in captivity.

McCain, the "former POW" wasted NO time making headlines by alleging that most of the activists involved in POW/MIA issue were only in it for the money. He stated in front of a room full of cameras, " The people who have done these things are not zealots in a good cause. They are criminals and some of the most craven, most cynical and most despicable human beings to ever run a scam."

In two sentences McCain effectively branded nearly ALL the activist POW/MIA families and Vietnam Veteran activities as " despicable" and "criminals."

About 350,000 bikers gathered in the nation's capital to participate in the rally, which has attracted prestigious guests, including President George Bush, in the past, The Washington Times reported.

"First thing, this is about supporting America and our folks in the military, past and present. It's about love of country, love of bikes. People have a calling to be here," said Pete Ries, who has been to the event at least six times.

Money raised through raffles and other events is donated to needy veterans and their families.

"We donate our time, no one gets any compensation and 100 percent of the money we raise goes to help vets or their families," said Artie Muller, Army veteran and Rolling Thunder founder.

Honor Guard March

Military vehicles in parade

Quilt of Tears

Agent Orange Victims & Widows Support Network displays "A Quilt of Tears" showing support for the families of veterans who died during the Vietnam War.

Drum and Fife Corps

A drum and fife corps marches along the Reflecting Pool while the speaker program begins in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Women's Vietnam War Veterans Memorial

Many of the memorials in Washington, DC are decorated with wreaths for Rolling Thunder and Memorial Day.

One of the guests this year is John Amos

Best known for his roles in TV’s West Wing, Good Times, and the miniseries Roots, Amos is also a Vietnam-era honorary U.S. Coast Guard veteran and is a veteran of the N.J. National Guard. On his breaks from TV and films, he devotes his time to supporting veterans causes and to mentoring children at risk throughout the U.S. and the world.
A long-time fan of country music, in late 2007 he released his first country music CD featuring patriotic-themed songs aimed at saluting the U.S. Armed Forces. His involvement in Rolling Thunder came about through a chance encounter last November at a Veteran’s Day rally in Nashville. There, he met Bob Ousley, president of Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 Tennessee, who invited him to participate in this year’s Memorial Day events
“I spent time with Bob and his chapter members after the rally and I was blown away by their passion and commitment to the POW/MIA cause,” Amos said. “People forget that for families of troops left behind, there is no closure. Rolling Thunder makes sure that the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who put their lives on the line are never forgotten. I’m a veteran myself, so I’m only too happy to lend my name and my presence to this effort,” he added.

NEWS VIDEO for today of Rolling Thunder.....This is one not to miss and hear what Artie Muller - Rolling Thunder
National Executive Director has to osay about Nancy Pelosi in the video!!!!! God bless you Artie!

VIDEO link

Please feel free to visit my POW/MIA Tribute page there have been some updates.

........I will be adding more photos as they come in.

Some more about President Bush meeting with Rolling Thunder could be titled......heh heh

Marine One, meet the choppers of Rolling Thunder!

Note that one report said about 350,000 bikers and other reports say even a higher numebr. The main thing is this grows every year and I am so proud of this group Rolling Thunder. One day before I die I would love to go to this. It is a goal of mine.

UPDATE: More photos added



President Bush, center, walks with members of the Rolling Thunder, Sunday, May 25, 2008, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz )

President Bush was given a leather vets and cap by Rolling Thunder.

President Bush also met with some of the group's organizers, and described the parade of motorcycles — many adorned with the American flag — as "a magnificent sight. "I am just so honored, and I want to thank you and all your comrades for being patriotic and loving our country as much as you do," said Bush.

Among the motorcyclists were four Bush administration officials, all of whom on Harleys: White House chief of staff Josh Bolten (a Hog fan from way back). Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer, and Edward P. "Eddie" Lazear, chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisors, who sported a leather Harley vest and a black bandanna.

Rolling Thunder Storms Into Nation’s Capital

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2008

A chain of about 750,000 motorcycles ridden by Vietnam veterans and military supporters blazed through the nation’s capital today as part of the 21st annual Rolling Thunder rally.
In addition to offering vets a chance to reconnect with their brothers-in-arms and honor fallen comrades, the ride aims to raise awareness about issues concerning prisoners of war, troops missing in action and veterans’ benefits.

President Bush this afternoon arranged for Rolling Thunder founder Artie Muller to be delivered by helicopter to the White House, where the two discussed topics at the heart of Muller’s nonprofit group.

“I am just so honored to welcome you back,” Bush told Muller at a news conference on the White House’s South Lawn after their meeting. “I want to thank you and all your comrades for being so patriotic and loving our country as much as you do.
“Our troops appreciate you, the veterans appreciate you and your president appreciates you,” added Bush, calling it a pleasure of his presidency to get to know the leaders of the motorcycle rally.

The parade circuit whizzed riders past national landmarks such as the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall, the U.S. Capitol building and the Lincoln Memorial, where group organizers held a ceremony as riders continued to speed past along nearby Constitution Avenue.

Addressing the crowd gathered at the footsteps of the Lincoln Memorial just beyond the sun-drenched reflecting pool, Muller said he urged the president to help advance legislation that will bolster the Rolling Thunder effort.

“And I just want to say, ‘Thank you very much,’ because you are America, you are the true patriots of this country, you come here year after year, put up with the rain the heat,” he told the crowd. “And you stuck by [the group’s mission], and we’re getting something done.”

Meanwhile, servicemembers past and present, plus family members and other spectators cheered riders on as the convoy roared from the Pentagon parking lot to the National Mall here ahead of tomorrow’s Memorial Day observance.

Former Army Spc. James Yorke, a veteran of the Vietnam War, said he rode here from Richmond, Va., to participate in his fourth Rolling Thunder ride as a way to connect troops with the civilians they serve.

“Americans should think about the people who gave it all,” Yorke said, referring to those fallen military members who he said should be remembered over Memorial Day. “They were asked to do a job just so we could live in this country — that’s all they were asked to do.”

Also on hand for the holiday were brothers Gary and Jeffrey Elker, who rode their hogs more than 200 miles here from Middlesex, N.J. Gary is a retired Marine corporal who enlisted after the Vietnam War. Jeffrey didn’t wear the uniform, but he said he has buddies whose names are listed on the memorial wall among the more than 58,000 killed in Vietnam.

“It’s a weekend away to honor our fallen veterans,” said Jeffrey Elker when asked to describe the meaning Rolling Thunder holds for him.

Gary Elder, on his 17th ride today, said he also makes the annual trek to show support for military veterans. He added that there’s a common thread between past and present servicemembers.

“They’re willing to sacrifice for everybody else,” he said. “They believe in honor, integrity, and what’s going on in this country, and they’re willing to fight for it; I was.”

George Leiter, a former Marine sergeant who served from 1972-76, motored from Manchester, Pa., for his fourth ride. Over this Memorial Day weekend, as both of his sons wear the Army uniform, Leiter said he hopes his fellow citizens remember the people who answered the nation’s call.

“It’s important for Americans to consider all the veterans, whichever war they were in, whether they were in a combat zone or not,” he said. “I think they’ve just got to think of their freedoms, and what they have, and how important it is to have a strong military, and to support your military.”

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Freedom Is Not Free

I Watched A Flag Pass By - author unknown

I watched the flag pass by one day,
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease..

I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He'd stand out in any crowd.

I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil
How many mothers' tears?

How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.

I heard the sound of Taps one night,
When everything was still,
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill

I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.

I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington .
No, freedom isn't free.

Enjoy Your Freedom & God Bless Our Troops

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

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Memorial Day Weekend

When the security of our land is threatened,
We call on our soldier's might,
To go wherever they're needed,
To defend us day and night.

They leave their loves ones behind,
A great price our soldiers must pay.
Let us salute their courage and bravery,
May we remember them each time we pray.

Each time we spot "Old Glory"
Waving for all to see,
Let's think of all the soldiers that have
Kept it flying proud and free.

This great country is tolerant
Of cultures from other lands,
But, when they attack our precious freedom
We will punish with a heavy hand.

Our soldiers are tried and true,
Tempered like carbon steel,
Born of American Spirit;
Raised with American will.

Remember our fallen heroes that died,
So freedom may grow,
To nations around the world,
Wherever our warriors may go.

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B.Hussein Obama and Preconditions

Barack Obama: "I think its time for us to end the embargo of Cuba..." Barack Obama, speaking at the University of Southern Illinois, 1/20/2004

"I am no fan of the Cuban embargo, but removing it now - or announcing a presidential trip to meet with Raul Castro - would indicate that America views this familial transfer of power as real change, rather than what it is: a maneuver meant to leave the brutal Castro legacy intact."
Benny Avni, Op-Ed, "Obama Vs. Bad Guys: To Talk Or Not To Talk?" The New York Sun, 2/25/08

'We Think There Should Be No Negotiations Or Conversation With Raul Castro Until He Has Released All Political Prisoners And Made Moves Toward Democracy,' Said Orlando Gutierrez, Directorio Cubano's National Secretary."
Carmen Gentile, "Obama Faces Heat From Cuban Exiles," The Washington Times, 5/18/08

Campbell Brown: "You had said in a previous CNN debate that you would meet with the leaders of Cuban, Iran, North Korea, among others, so presumably you would be willing to meet with the new leader of Cuba."
Campbell Brown, CNN/Univision Democrat Presidential Candidate Debate, Austin, TX, 2/21/08

Barack Obama: "I would meet without preconditions"
Sen. Barack Obama, CNN/Univision Democrat Presidential Candidate Debate, Austin, TX, 2/21/08

"pre•con•di•tion: noun - something that must come before or is necessary to a subsequent result"

Barack Obama: "I would meet without preconditions" (from CNN Debate)

"I'll concede you cannot meet with foreign leaders -- with terrorists rather -- and those that lead rogue nations without some conditions."
Democrat Leadership Council Chairman Harold Ford: NBC's "Meet The Press," 5/18/08

Barack Obama: "I would meet without preconditions" (from CNN Debate)

"I would not say that we would meet unconditionally -- of course there are conditions"
Former Democrat Sen. Tom Daschle. CNN's "America Morning," 5/20/08

Barack Obama: "I would meet without preconditions" (from CNN Debate)

"This is a fellow who I think shorthanded an answer that in fact was the wrong answer"
Sen. Joe Biden, ABC's "This Week," 5/18/08

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

The video is made by the RNC, imo it is not very well done. It is way too wordy , too much text, for the viewer to read easily. Very poorly constructed 'ad'.

Apparently the The GOP will not hire conservatives who are clean, articulate, good writers and know how to get the message out. heh heh

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Harley Davidson Memorial Day Salute

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May 24, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend Events

There will be posts today (Saturday), Sunday

and Memorial Day Monday Tribute posts


MEMORIAL CEREMONY - 5-23-08 - A patriotic ceremony honoring the service and sacrifice of America's military members is scheduled in the Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day, May 26, 2008. The 140th observance of Memorial Day will be hosted by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Richard J. Rowe Jr., commanding general, U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region. U.S. Army photo

Paying tribute - Airmen at a base in Southwest Asia held a "final guardmount" ceremony May 15 to honor those who have fallen in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Domonique Simmons)

PBS unites our nation with the award-winning National Memorial Day Concert honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all of those who have given their lives for our country. The event, which has become the memorial service for our entire nation, is co-hosted by Gary Sinise (CSI: New York) and Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), two actors who have dedicated themselves to veteran's causes and supporting our troops in active service.

The top-rated show will be broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, May 25, 2008

from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. (check local listings)

before a concert audience of 300,000, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Radio and Television Network.

The all-star cast includes Gladys Knight, Sarah Brightman, Idina Menzel, Denis Leary, Charles Durning, General Colin Powell and Rodney Atkins in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Erich Kunzel.

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To Those Who Gave Their All

A song sung by Willie Nelson and Ray Charles, and a pictoral slide show dedicated this to the men amd women of the Armed Forces.

He looked down into her brown eyes and said, ?Say a prayer for me?
She threw her arms around him whispered, ?God will keep us free?
They could hear the riders coming he said, "This is my last fight
If they take me back to Texas they won't take me back alive"

There were seven Spanish angels at the alter of the sun
They were praying for the lovers in the valley of the guns
When the battle stopped and the smoke cleared
There was thunder from the throne
And seven Spanish angels took another angel home

She reached down and picked the gun up that lay smokin' in his hand
She said, ?Father please forgive me I can't make it without my man?
And she knew the gun was empty and she knew she couldn't win
But her final prayer was answered when the rifles fired again

There were seven Spanish angels at the alter of the sun
They were praying for the lovers in the valley of the guns
When the battle stopped and the smoke cleared
There was thunder from the throne
And seven Spanish angels took another angel home

There were seven Spanish angels at the alter of the sun
They were praying for the lovers in the valley of the guns
When the battle stopped and the smoke cleared
There was thunder from the throne
And seven Spanish angels took another angel home
Alright John help me now

There were seven Spanish angels at the alter of the sun
They were praying for the lovers in the valley of the guns
When the battle stopped and the smoke cleared
There was thunder from the throne
And seven Spanish angels took another angel home.


....Thank you John for sending this video.

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Obama Mentored by Communist Party Figure

The new national headquarters of the Communist Party USA! ( CPUSA)

CPUSA 2008 Electoral Policy

Investigations show ties to radicals who shaped him, helped launch his political career

Frank Marshall Davis

Barack Obama had extensive ties with extreme anti-American elements, including agents of the Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA, in Hawaii and Chicago, according to two new reports released yesterday in Washington, D.C., by two experienced internal security investigators.

Investigative journalist Cliff Kincaid and Herbert Romerstein, a former investigator with the U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities, presented evidence Obama was mentored, while attending high school in Hawaii, by Frank Marshall Davis, an African-American poet and journalist who was also a CPUSA member.


“Communism in Hawaii and the Obama Connection” by Herbert Romerstein
In this report the authors document that in 1948, Davis decided to move from Chicago to Honolulu at the suggestion of what they describe as two "secret CPUSA members," actor Paul Robeson and Harry Bridges, the head of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen Union, or ILWU.

In Chicago, Davis had worked for the Chicago Star newspaper; in Honolulu, he was hired as a reporter for the Honolulu Record, both identified by Kincaid and Romerstein as "communist front newspapers."

In his autobiography, "Dreams from My Father," Obama discusses the influence a mentor identified in the book only as "Frank" had on his intellectual development.

Obama described Frank as a drinking companion of his grandfather, who had boasted of his association with African-American authors Richard Wright and Langston Hughes during the time Frank was a journalist in Chicago.

Romerstein, in addition to having served as investigator with the U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities, served in the same capacity with the House Committee on Internal Security and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He was the head of the Office to Counter Soviet Disinformation for the U.S. Information Agency. Romerstein is also co-author of the influential book "The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors," which included extensive documentation of the communist activities of Roosevelt administration staffer Alger Hiss.

Kincaid and Romerstein quote Kathryn Takara of the University of Hawaii, who wrote a dissertation on the life of Frank Marshall Davis, confirming Davis was a significant influence on Obama when the senator attended Punahou prep school in Hawaii from 1975 to 1979

A transcript of a 1956 hearing before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee discovered by internal security affairs researcher and writer Max Friedman showed Davis took the Fifth Amendment when asked by the subcommittee if he was or had ever been a member of the Communist Party.

In ithe second report:

“Communism in Chicago and the Obama Connection” by Cliff Kincaid.

Kincaid and Romerstein present evidence supporting their contention the SDS organization from which the Weather Underground organization and radicals Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn came, received financial contributions from the CPUSA, which in turn receive its funding from Moscow.

Obama's run for the Illinois state Senate was launched by a fundraiser organized at Ayers' and Dorhn's Chicago home by Alice Palmer. Palmer had named Obama to succeed her in the state Senate in 1995, when she decided to run for a U.S. congressional seat.

Nine years before Palmer picked Obama to be her successor, she was the only African-American journalist to travel to the Soviet Union to attend the 27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, according to an article Palmer wrote in the CPUSA newspaper, People's Daily World, June 19, 1986.

"There has been no explanation of why Ayers et al. played a role in launching Obama's political career," Kincaid wrote.

Kincaid and Romerstein present documentation that Tom Hayden, another major figure in the SDS, is today one of four principal initiators of the "Progressives for Obama" movement, which calls for ending the war in Iraq "as quickly as possible, not in five years."

According to Kincaid and Romerstein, U.S. Peace Council executive committee member Frank Chapman "blew the whistle on communist support for Obama's presidential bid and his real agenda" in a letter to the People's Weekly World after Obama's win in the Iowa Democratic Party caucuses.

"Obama's victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle," Chapman wrote. "Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface.

Kincaid and Romerstein wrote, "The clear implication of Chapman's letter is that Obama himself, or some of his Marxist supporters, are acting like moles in the political process. The suggestion is that something is being hidden from the public."

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

Every page of Barack Hussein Obama’s life contains links to militant Muslims, hard core communists, virulent Antisemites, terrorists and their enablers, and good old fashioned political crooks. Liberals may argue that each of these relationships does not reflect Obama’s “real thinking”, but only the incurably insane would hold that as a package they do not mirror his ideology and illuminate his character.

Not counting the communist professors he sought out in college and his Stalinist wife, the people Obama admires and hopes to emulate are his father (posthumously), his pastor, and his friend, the terrorist.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:48 AM | Comments (12)

Democrats, Enviro's and Rino's Are To Blame for High Price of Energy

Congress: Democrats oppose extracting 10 billion barrels of oil from ANWR because it won't affect prices, but want to tap our strategic reserve of 700 million because it will. Come again?

Investors Business Daily

At a hearing last week before the House Committee on Global Warming, Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said he didn't understand why President Bush wasn't releasing oil from the nation's reserves stored in underground salt domes in Texas and Louisiana.

Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman tried to explain that the stockpile "is meant to deal with . . . the physical interruption of the flow of oil to this country. We don't have that issue today."

We might, however, in the event of a conflict with, say, Iran. And for that reason, we believe the SPR should remain — what's the word? — "pristine" and filled to the brim.

But we not only need the SPR; we need more reserves — from the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to shale oil in the Rockies to the outer continental shelf.

Instead, we have the likes of Rep. Markey, who last year introduced H.R. 39, legislation that would make the 1.2-million-acre coastal plain of ANWR a permanently protected wilderness.

Oil development would affect only 2,000 acres, yet Markey et al. seek to end forever efforts to develop its energy resources to benefit Americans.

Never mind that off the coast of Louisiana, not far from our strategic reserve, there are 3,200 offshore oil platforms that survived Hurricane Katrina without leaking a drop of crude.

Also never mind that Louisiana produces a third of America's commercial fisheries; fish thrive amid the platforms. Yet we are barred from more offshore exploration because of fears of spills and imaginary threats to marine life.

In our world, 10 billion is a lot bigger than 700 million. It's bigger in Bodman's world as well. The biggest factor affecting prices, he said, is that beginning in 2005 "there has been no change in global production" and "demand has outstripped supply."

The Energy Information Administration says the U.S. by itself will need 19% more energy in 2030. Add in the rest of the world and the growing economies of China and India, and you're talking 55% more energy demand. Despite our best efforts, more than 60% of that demand will be for oil and natural gas.

As President Bush said at a recent press conference, the Department of Energy has estimated that ANWR development, vetoed by Hillary Clinton's husband in 1995, would add a million barrels of oil to our daily supply.

That, he said, "translates to about 27 million gallons of gasoline and diesel every day." And that, he continued, "would be about a 20% increase of oil . . . and likely mean lower gas prices."

In last week's annual scapegoating of Big Oil, John Hofmeister, president of Shell Oil Co., told his Senate inquisitors: "This persistent denial of access is costing American consumers right out of their pocketbooks."

ANWR is only the tip of the iceberg, no pun intended. The outer continental shelf holds an estimated 115 billion barrels of oil and 635 trillion feet of natural gas. If allowed to develop these resources in Alaska, the shelf and elsewhere, U.S. reserves would increase by a factor of five, and we'd jump from 11th to fourth in the world in the size of our proven reserves.

Enough, in other words, to make OPEC blink — and gas prices drop.

Las Vegas Sun

The Democrats continue their efforts to blame the rising prices of gasoline and fuel oil on the Republicans and, in particular, the Bush administration. There is no bigger lie to be foisted upon the American public.
Since 1980, almost 29 years ago, the Democrats began their refusal to allow offshore drilling, Alaskan oil drilling, the construction of nuclear power plants and wind farms off the coast of New England. Their claims, however foolish, were designed to protect the interests of their political contributors, not the pocketbooks of the American citizenry.
Now the Democrats want to blame the Republican Party for failure to levy fines for “price gouging” by Big Oil. Never mind the fact that they, the Democrats, ran on the promise to keep gasoline prices low and punish Big Oil for price gouging.
The Democrat spokesmen all say that if we were to allow drilling offshore, in Alaska, and that if we were to allow nuclear power plants, it would be at least 10 years before we would realize anything in production. That may be true, but if we had begun to act in 1980, 29 years ago, the “10 year” claim would be a moot point! We would have had energy prices under control, and facts are facts!

U.S. Nuclear Power Plants

CLICK to see the States with Nuclear Power

Nuclear Energy Institute

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

Every time someone complains to me about these “outrageous gas prices,” I tell them, “Blame the Democrats who have kept us from drilling for more oil the last 30 years.”

This makes me so angry. These people that have done this to our country over the years, the enviro mentally ill human pieces of flesh which are also democrats, and the democrats that sit on their non working butts and do nothing for this country and the rino's that go along with this crap......should be put in prison in some third world country and never let out into society again.

I am so sick of these enviro's controlling our country the way they have done. Sick of this enemy within we have that do this kind of thing, the same people that do NOT support our troops, the same people that want socialism/ communism for the United States of America.

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Wynonna and Our Warriors

Country music artist Wynonna Judd performs with the U.S. Army Band at the Wagner Sports Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., May 22, 2008. The concert for staff and patients was held in conjunction with a Morale, Welfare and Recreation picnic that featured a local blues band, barbecue and steaks. Defense Dept. photo by Fred W. Baker III

Wynonna Rocks Inspirational Performance at Walter Reed
By Fred W. Baker III
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2008 – When country music star Wynonna Judd stepped on stage in the Wagner Sports Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here yesterday, it was all about the love.

Over a year ago, she said, ‘What can I do for the Army, and in particular what can I do for Walter Reed?’” said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody as he was introducing the megastar known across the industry as simply “Wynonna.”
“I said, ‘Just come up and tell them you love them,’” he said.

And so she did, in song and in speech.

Half the songs Wynonna performed had the word ‘love’ penned in their titles. In the others, love was a staple of their prose.

“Out of all the flags I've flown, one flies high and stands alone,” sang the Grammy-award-winning artist. “Only love.”

She spent the hours before the concert meeting with staff and wounded warriors. Then to the hundreds who packed into the auditorium, Wynonna belted out in powerful, bluesy vocals, “I Want to Know What Love Is,” and proclaimed “Love Can Build a Bridge,” and later transformed into a “Hunk of Hunk of Burning Love.”

It was just the inspirational ticket the appreciative audience was looking for. The staff of the hospital has spent more than a year in the nation’s hot spotlight after reports surfaced of poor outpatient conditions at the center. Morale also has suffered as the closing of the historical hospital also nears under the base realignment and closure plan, and many staff members are uncertain about their future. And the wounded warriors there spend days, months and even years recovering from horrific wounds rendered by the hands of hate.

“Thanks to you all, … my mother and my sister, we live on a farm together and we sleep at night [because] we know that you all are putting your butts on the line for us,” Wynonna told the crowd. “And I just want you to know that today is just a very small composite of how I feel about you.
“We love you, and we support you,” she said.

And the crowd loved her back.

“We love you too, Wynonna,” they screamed repeatedly between songs amid the whistling and cheers.

Some, however, less familiar with the star, couldn’t get her name right.

“You talking to me?” Wynonna called out to Army Spc. Chauncy Clayton, a patient administrator.
The star summoned him to the stage to correct his misplaced syllable. He had improperly put the emphasis on “nona.”
“It’s WHY-nona,” the star playfully chastised in her country accent, drawing a roar of laughter and applause from the crowd.

In Wynonna’s 24-year career that started with a string of hits she performed with her mother as The Judds, she has garnered more than 21 No. 1 hits, sold 20 million records, six of which turned to platinum and four to gold. She’s won five Grammy awards, nine Country Music Association awards. She has sung for the pope, four presidents and before millions at the Super Bowl.

But yesterday, it was a free tribute to Walter Reed’s staff and patients, with the U.S. Army band serving as her orchestra. Admittedly, though, it was not her typical concert crowd.

“Raise your hand if you’ve ever seen a show of mine before,” Wynonna requested of the audience.

Only a few hands shot up.

Wynonna feigned a shocked look.

“What have you been doing?” she asked and laughed.

But once the show started, the star’s familiar tunes such as “Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout The Good Old Days)” warmed the crowd.

Wynonna dedicated her classic “Mama He’s Crazy,” to Cody, who she called a father figure. She met the general during his command at Fort Campbell, Ky. He introduced her to the Army and its soldiers.

“Every artist who ever gets a record deal should have to do community service for the Army. It’s sort of my philosophy these days,” Wynonna said.
This met with several enthusiastic “hooahs.”
“Yeah, hooah,” she responded.

Now, Wynonna calls herself an ambassador for the military.

“There are a lot of us, especially in the country music community, who absolutely support you, and everywhere we go we give the message loud and clear that freedom ain’t free,” she said.

Wynonna gave credit to her mother for raising her with a grateful attitude. Her mother raised Wynonna and her sister, actor Ashley Judd, while living on welfare. But even in the early years of the stars’ rise to fame, she sang with her mother, alongside Bob Hope as part of the USO.

“I’m just wanting you to know today that you are really loved. Not just because of what you do, but because of who you are,” she said. “If you all ever need a parade waiver, you know who to call.”

Wynonna joked with the crowd about their motives for coming to the concert.

“I know it got some of you out of work. And that’s a good thing,” she said, and her words were met by the cheers of the crowd.

But for others it was therapy.

“It got some of you out of bed, and that’s a good thing,” she said. “For those of you who I didn’t get to meet today, I’ll be back.”

During a powerful performance of the religious hit “I Can Only Imagine,” in which the singer imagines her response to meeting Jesus, photos of soldiers on their knees praying in combat zones flashed on the large screen on stage.

At the end, the typically fiery redhead had to break. She turned from the crowd, grabbed a tissue, and after a few moments, faced them again, attempting to recompose.

Wynonna talked of taking chances, and risks, and life’s trials. She referred to her own past, spotted with troubles and heartaches.

“You learn so much about yourself when you go to hell and back. You really do,” she told the crowd. “People don’t understand while they’re sitting at home on their … butts complaining about the state of the union. I’m like, ‘Well then get off your butt and go do something about it.’”

For more than an hour, Wynonna commanded the stage, singing, joking and paying tribute to those who serve, both in and out of uniform. She said she felt connected to the crowd.

“I love you,” she told the audience at the end of what should have been her last song.

But the roar of the cheers and a standing ovation brought her back to the stage one more time.

“No One Can Love Me Like You,” Wynonna sang in her encore.

And the crowd believed it.

A tearful Army retiree, now working as a health technician, Christine Engle said the concert was a shot in the arm for the staff and patients there.
“I think it’s great that she’s … out here, with all the things that have happened here at Walter Reed in the past year,” she said. “The care is excellent here, and the [media] have given it such a bad name. With her coming here, it just shows that she appreciates what these soldiers have done … and the staff that works at the hospital. It’s positive thing, and it’s very important.
“It’s a great day,” Engle said.

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Traitors Among Us ~ Socialists, Communists Democrats

The Congressional Progressive Caucus was established in the U.S. House of Representatives in the early 1990s. It reflects the diversity and strength of the American people, and we seek to give voice to the needs and aspirations of all Americans and to build a more just and humane society. The Co-Chairwomen of the 72-Member Congressional Progressive Caucus, U.S. Representatives Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee, welcome your interest in the growing Progressive Caucus.

DSA Logo

Describing itself as "the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International," the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States.

"We are socialists," reads the organization's boilerplate, "because we reject an international economic order sustained by private profit, alienated labor, race and gender discrimination, environmental destruction, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo."
"To achieve a more just society," adds DSA, "many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed. ... Democracy and socialism go hand in hand. All over the world, wherever the idea of democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as well—everywhere but in the United States."

Formed in 1983 during the Cold War by merging splinter factions of the Socialist movement, DSA brought together what it calls "former Socialists and Communists, former old leftists and new leftists, and many who had never been leftists at all." In its early years, DSA supported the Soviet-backed nuclear freeze program that would have consolidated Soviet nuclear superiority in Europe - under the banner of promoting "peace."

DSA summarizes its philosophy as follows:

"Today … resources are used to make money for capitalists rather than to meet human needs. We believe that the workers and consumers who are affected by economic institutions should own and control them. Social ownership could take many forms, such as worker-owned cooperatives or publicly owned enterprises managed by workers and consumer representatives. Democratic Socialists favor as much decentralization as possible. ... While we believe that democratic planning can shape major social investments like mass transit, housing, and energy, market mechanisms are needed to determine the demand for many consumer goods."

DSA seeks to increase its political influence not by establishing its own party, but rather by working closely with the Democratic Party to promote leftist agendas.

"Like our friends and allies in the feminist, labor, civil rights, religious, and community organizing movements, many of us have been active in the Democratic Party," says DSA. "We work with those movements to strengthen the party's left wing, represented by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. ... Maybe sometime in the future ... an alternative national party will be viable. For now, we will continue to support progressives who have a real chance at winning elections, which usually means left-wing Democrats."

Until 1999, DSA hosted the website of the Progressive Caucus. Following a subsequent expose of the link between the two entities, the Progressive Caucus established its own website under the auspices of Congress. But DSA and the Progressive Caucus remain intimately linked. All 58 Progressive Caucus members also belong to DSA. In addition to these members of Congress, other prominent DSA members include Noam Chomsky, Ed Asner, Gloria Steinem, and Cornel West, who serves as the organization's honorary Chair.

In the wake of 9/11, DSA characterized the terror attacks as acts of retaliation for American-perpetrated global injustices.

"We live in a world," said DSA, "organized so that the greatest benefits go to a small fraction of the world's population while the vast majority experiences injustice, poverty, and often hopelessness. Only by eliminating the political, social, and economic conditions that lead people to these small extremist groups can we be truly secure."

Strongly opposed to the U.S. War on Terror and America's post-9/11 military engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq, DSA is a member organization of the United For Peace and Justice anti-war coalition led by Leslie Cagan, a longtime committed socialist who aligns her politics with those of Fidel Castro's Communist Cuba.

One of the great myths of the left is that socialism is a movement of the people, the working classes, or the poor. In fact -- as Frederick Hayek pointed out long ago -- all socialist movements are the creation of intellectual elites, liberally pollinated by millionaires. Karl Marx was the kept intellectual of factory owner Frederick Engels; Bill Ayers, a leader of the terrorist cult called the Weatherman, was a scion of the American upper class; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, is a multi-millionairess; Michael Moore, leftwing propagandist, is a multi-millionaire who has profited handsomely from the "struggle." The Leftwing Millionaires Club is a very incomplete list designed to illustrate this point and to serve as a reminder that everything is not always what it appears.

This must be an old list because some of these people are dead. If you go to THIS LINK you can click on each or any of these names and read what they say about the war and other things.

Anagnos, Aris
Arafat, Yasser

Belafonte, Harry
Benjamin, Medea
Bing, Stephen

Castro, Fidel
Chomsky, Noam
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Couric, Katie

Donahue, Phil

Ehrenreich, Barbara
Evans, Jodie

Farrakhan, Louis
Farrell, Mike
Fonda, Jane
Friedan, Betty

Glover, Danny
Goodman, Amy
Gore, Al

Hayden, Tom

Jackson, Jesse
Jennings, Peter
Jong, Erica

Kennedy, Edward (Ted)
Kennedy, Jr., Robert F.
Kerry, John
Kerry, Teresa Heinz
Kirsch, Steven
Kirsch, Michele

Leno, Jay
Lewis, Peter

MacArthur, John R.
Maher, Bill
Mailer, Norman
Moore, Michael
Moyers, Bill

Navasky, Victor

Penn, Sean
Pot, Pol

Raitt, Bonnie
Rather, Dan
Redgrave, Vanessa
Reiner, Rob
Robbins, Tim
Rockefeller, Wendy Gordon

Sarandon, Susan
Scheer, Robert
Seeger, Pete
Sheen, Martin
Smiley, Tavis
Sontag, Susan
Soros, George
Springsteen, Bruce
Stone, Oliver
Streisand, Barbra

Turner, Ted

vanden Heuvel, Katrina

Vidal, Gore

West, Cornel

Zinn, Howard

Now what does all of this have to do with B. Hussein Obama.

The Marxists of Chicago Democratic Socialists of America helped launch Obama's political career and have supported him ever since.

In 1988 Obama left Chicago to study at Harvard Law School.

He returned in 1992 and in 1996 he ran for Illinois State Senate with the endorsement of DSA.

Barack Obama's connections to a number of notable individuals and organizations. In some cases, these affiliates are notable for the leftist views and objectives they share with Obama. In other cases, they are notable for their collaboration with Obama in a variety of unethical activities. In all cases, they offer a window into Barack Obama's values and priorities.

Saul Alinsky
David Axelrod
Nadhmi Auchi
Bill Ayers
Robert Blackwell, Jr.
Carl Davidson
Frank Marshall Davis
Bernardine Dohrn
Louis Farrakhan
Rashid Khalidi
Rev. Joseph Lowery
Robert Malley
Rev. Otis Moss
Michelle Obama
Eli Pariser
Rev. Michael Pfleger
Tony Rezko
Al Sharpton
George Soros
Dorothy Tillman
Rev. Jeremiah Wright

Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C.
Democratic Socialists of America
Gamaliel Foundation
International Crisis Group
New Party
Project Vote
Socialist Scholars Conference

Woods Fund of Chicago

You can go to this page and click on any of the above names listed to read about them.

Here is a list of the names of the Caucus Member List

Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House

Steny Hoyer
Office of the Majority Leader

Jim Clyburn
Office of the Majority Whip

Rahm Emanuel
Democratic Caucus Chair

Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-6)
Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-9)

Vice Chairs
Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)
Hon. Raul Grijalva (AZ-7)
Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5)
Hon. Hilda Solis (CA-32)
Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-2)
Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)

Senate Members
Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT)

House Members
Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-1)
Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-2)
Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
Hon. Robert Brady (PA-1)
Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-3)
Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-8)
Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)
Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-1)
Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-9)
Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)
Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-7)
Hon. Danny Davis (IL-7)
Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-4)
Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-3)
Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-5)
Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17)
Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-2)
Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)
Hon. Barney Frank (MA-4)
Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-4)
Hon. John Hall (NY-19)
Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)
Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-2)
Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-4)
Hon. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH-11)
Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-9)
Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)
Hon. John Lewis (GA-5)
Hon. David Loebsack (IA-2)
Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Hon. Ed Markey (MA-7)
Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-7)
Hon. James McGovern (MA-3)
Hon. George Miller (CA-7)
Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-4)
Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-8)
Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)
Hon. John Olver (MA-1)
Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-4)
Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15)
Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-1)
Hon. Linda Sanchez (CA-47)
Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9)
Hon. Jose Serrano (NY-16)
Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13)
Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-2)
Hon. John Tierney (MA-6)
Hon. Tom Udall (NM-3)
Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)
Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35)
Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12)
Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30)
Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL)
Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)

For future reference this post will be listed in Traitors To America in the sidebar

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May 23, 2008

Obama /Clinton Ticket Is Toast ~ Whoopsie


NY Post

Hillary Clinton today brought up the assassination of Sen. Robert Kennedy while defending her decision to stay in the race against Barack Obama.

"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it," she said, dismissing calls to drop out.

UPDATE:The kind of sort of not really apology Clinton style.

Clinton apologizes for RFK assassination comment

BRANDON, South Dakota (CNN) – Hillary Clinton said Friday she regretted comments that evoked the June 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy as part of her explanation for why she was staying in the presidential race late into the primary season.

"Earlier today, I was discussing the Democratic primary history and in the course of that discussion mentioned the campaigns that both my husband and Senator Kennedy waged in California in June in 1992 and 1968, and I was referencing those to make the point that we have had nominating primary contests that go into June. That's an historic fact,” she told reporters.

“The Kennedys have been much on my mind in the last days because of Senator [Ted] Kennedy, and I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation and particularly for the Kennedy family was in any way offensive. I certainly had no intention of that whatsoever,” she added.

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

Obama would definitely need a waffle taster if she is on the ticket with him.

Vince Foster to Obama...... stay out of the park.

Wonder if the DNC will be publishing the "Clinton Death List," and handing them out at their convention.

* Stop the ACLU ....thank you for the video

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 PM | Comments (11)

Girly Man B.HUSSEIN Obama Talk to Commanders or Meet with Dictators?

Yesterday, General Petraeus was back on Capitol Hill to testify before Congress. Senator Barack Obama was there too, but not for long. He stayed in the committee meeting long enough to ask one question, before ducking out to head back to the campaign trail. This wouldn't normally be a big deal, except ...

Senator Obama has never sat down, one-on-one, with General Petraeus. Even worse, he hasn't visited Iraq, and our brave troops on the ground, in over two years. And on April 8, when two-dozen Illinois veterans went to his office for a meeting, Senator Obama was unwilling to meet with them. He was in his office, just wouldn't come out.


Sergeant Anderson was one of the 12 veterans denied a meeting with Senator Obama. And like his fellow veterans, Sergeant Anderson would like to ask Senator Obama a few questions: Why hasn't he met with General Petraeus? And why won't he visit Iraq? And why would Senator Obama rather talk about meeting—unconditionally—with Iran, instead of meeting with veterans and commanders? America deserves to know.

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

Weak, cowardly, terrorist lover, classless, American hater Hussein Mohammad Obama is why the term POS was invented.

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

Adolf Michelle Obama

Adolf Hitler at a Nazi rally shortly after being elected Chancellor

......Thank you RAC for sending this video. LOL It is amazing how they have the words to the music match so perfectly to the video.

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Ladies and Gentlemen Please Meet Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP's Newest Star

Fox News

JUNEAU, Alaska

The wipeout in the 2006 election left Republicans in such a state of dejection that they've overlooked the one shining victory in which a Republican star was born.

The triumph came in Alaska where Sarah Palin, a politician of eye-popping integrity, was elected governor. She is now the most popular governor in America, with an approval rating in the 90s, and probably the most popular public official in any state.

Her rise is a great (and rare) story of how adherence to principle--especially to transparency and accountability in government--can produce political success. And by the way, Palin is a conservative who only last month vetoed 13 percent of the state's proposed budget for capital projects. The cuts, the Anchorage Daily News said, "may be the biggest single-year line-item veto total in state history."

As recently as last year, Palin (pronounced pale-in) was a political outcast. She resigned in January 2004 as head of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission after complaining to the office of Governor Frank Murkowski and to state Attorney General Gregg Renkes about ethical violations by another commissioner, Randy Ruedrich, who was also Republican state chairman.

State law barred Palin from speaking out publicly about ethical violations and corruption. But she was vindicated later in 2004 when Ruedrich, who'd been reconfirmed as state chairman, agreed to pay a $12,000 fine for breaking state ethics laws. She became a hero in the eyes of the public and the press, and the bane of Republican leaders.

In 2005, she continued to take on the Republican establishment by joining Eric Croft, a Democrat, in lodging an ethics complaint against Renkes, who was not only attorney general but also a long-time adviser and campaign manager for Murkowski. The governor reprimanded Renkes and said the case was closed. It wasn't. Renkes resigned a few weeks later, and Palin was again hailed as a hero.

Palin, 43, the mother of four, passed up a chance to challenge Republican senator Lisa Murkowski, the then-governor's daughter, in 2004. She endorsed another candidate in the primary, but Murkowski won and was reelected. Palin said then that her 14-year-old son talked her out of running, though it's doubtful that was the sole reason.

In 2006, she didn't hesitate.

She ran against Gov. Murkowski, who was seeking a second term despite sagging poll ratings, in the Republican primary. In a three-way race, Palin captured 51 percent and won in a landslide. She defeated former Democratic governor Tony Knowles in the general election, 49 percent to 41 percent. She was one of the few Republicans anywhere in the country to perform above expectations in 2006, an overwhelmingly Democratic year. Palin is unabashedly pro life.

With her emphasis on ethics and openness in government, "it turned out Palin caught the temper of the times perfectly," wrote Tom Kizzia of the Anchorage Daily News. She was also lucky. News broke of an FBI investigation of corruption by legislators between the primary and general elections. So far, three legislators have been indicted.

In the roughly three years since she quit as the state's chief regulator of the oil industry, Palin has crushed the Republican hierarchy (virtually all male) and nearly every other foe or critic. Political analysts in Alaska refer to the "body count" of Palin's rivals.
"The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who crossed Sarah," says pollster Dave Dittman, who worked for her gubernatorial campaign. It includes Ruedrich, Renkes, Murkowski, gubernatorial contenders John Binkley and Andrew Halcro, the three big oil companies in Alaska, and a section of the Daily News called "Voice of the Times," which was highly critical of Palin and is now defunct.
One of her first acts as governor was to fire the Alaska Board of Agriculture. Her ultimate target was the state Creamery Board, which has been marketing the products of Alaska dairy farmers for 71 years and wanted to close down after receiving $600,000 from the state. "You don't just close your doors and walk away," Palin told me. She discovered she lacked the power to fire the Creamery Board. Only the board of agriculture had that authority. So Palin replaced the agriculture board, which appointed a new creamery board, which has rescinded the plan to shut down.

In preserving support for dairy farmers, Palin exhibited a kind of Alaskan chauvinism. She came to the state as an infant, making her practically a native. And she is eager to keep Alaska free from domination by oil companies or from reliance on cruise lines whose ships bring thousands of tourists to the state.

"She's as Alaskan as you can get," says Dan Fagan, an Anchorage radio talk show host. "She's a hockey mom, she lives on a lake, she ice fishes, she snowmobiles, she hunts, she's an NRA member, she has a float plane, and her husband works for BP on the North Slope," Fagan says. Todd Palin, her high school sweetheart, is a three-time winner of the 2,000-mile Iron Dog snowmobile race from Wasilla to Nome to Fairbanks. It's the world's longest snowmobile race.

Gov. Palin grew up in Wasilla, where as star of her high school basketball team she got the nickname "Sarah Barracuda"

Some more about Sarah Palin:

She beats awful Condi Rice out of the ballpark too.

Check this poll out:Who would be a better VP runningmate for John McCain?

Palin says Alaska will sue over polar bear listing


The State of Alaska will sue to challenge the recent listing of polar bears as a threatened species, Gov. Sarah Palin said Wednesday.

She and other Alaska elected officials fear a listing will cripple oil and gas development in prime polar bear habitat off the state's northern and northwestern coasts.

Sarah and her husband and their precious baby.

Alaska governor sees 'perfection' in son with Down syndrome
The results of Gov. Sarah Palin's prenatal testing were in, and the doctor's tone was ominous: "You need to come to the office so we can talk about it."

Palin, known for a resolve that quickly launched her from suburban hockey mom to a player on the national political stage, said, "No, go ahead and tell me over the phone."
The physician replied, "Down syndrome," stunning the Republican governor, who had just completed what many political analysts called a startling first year in office.

The doctor's announcement in December, when Palin was four months pregnant, presented her with a possible life- and career-changing development.
"I've never had problems with my other pregnancies, so I was shocked," said Palin, a mother of four other children.

Once her husband got the news, he told her: "We shouldn't be asking, 'Why us?' We should be saying, 'Well, why not us?'"
There was never any doubt the Palins would have the child, and on April 18 she gave birth to Trig Paxon Van Palin.
"We've both been very vocal about being pro-life," Palin said. "We understand that every innocent life has wonderful potential."

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

Just looking to see what conservatives are out there if McCain would even pick one.

I got this in an email from a Nam Vet Max, a few months ago that lives in Alaska, it is intersting:

"Speaking as an Alaskan - and someone who actually knows Sarah through my job - don’t take her away! lol Yes, she is a conservative, but an Alaskan conservative, which means that she has her own mind about some things. Up here, conservative leans toward libertarian... and even the Democrats run for office on a pro-gun, pro-hunting platform. I’d like to see her stay a term or two and continue to do what she’s doing. Then she can run for president."

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

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EX Army Chaplain Past of Aiding The Enemy, Spy, Espionage Now DNC Delegate!

Obama Delegate Yusuf Yee or James J. Yee....When returning from duty at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, he was arrested on September 10, 2003, in Jacksonville, Florida, when a U.S. Customs agent found a list of Guantanamo detainees and interrogators among his belongings. He was charged with five offenses: sedition, aiding the enemy, spying, espionage, and failure to obey a general order. These charges were later reduced to mishandling classified

Ex-Army chaplain cleared in Gitmo spy case is Obama delegate



A former Army Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who was cleared of spy accusations is now a Democratic National Convention delegate pledged to Sen. Barack Obama.

Former Capt. James J. Yee was among the delegates who were elected by precinct representatives Saturday at the party's 9th Congressional District convention at North Thurston High School.

Others chosen at the gathering were Zach Smith, a former supporter of ex-Sen. John Edwards who is now pledged to Clinton, and Natalie Stevens, an alternate pledged to Obama.

Yee, a West Point graduate, was accused in 2003 of being part of a spy ring at the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay. He spent 76 days in solitary confinement before being exonerated and later resigned from the Army, receiving an honorable discharge.

Yee now lives with his wife and daughter in Olympia, south of Fort Lewis, where he was assigned before and after his ordeal.

The experience left him as "living proof that civil liberties have been eroded since 9/11," Yee told The Olympian newspaper on Monday.
He said that during the gathering Saturday, "I came out and basically reiterated that Sen. Obama is really the only candidate that consistently campaigns on rejecting torture without exception, on closing Guantanamo Bay, restoring habeas (corpus) and adhering to the Geneva Conventions."

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

Obama is a magnet for every enemy of America. He was found working for the ENEMY, with classified info that never should have left Guantanamo, but he slithers away with an honorable discharge and is now another leftist hack for Obama?? What a screwed up country!

Notice the Muslim scull cap, beard and phony, hypocritical American flag pin. Outrageous.

If you can't be tried for treason and sedition in this country we are doomed.

When will we start to fight back and stop these traitors?

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

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Our Soldiers Having Some Fun

Soldier's are at check point and they decide to make the Iraqi's dance while the other soldier searched their car for explosives.

LMAO part way through the Video our soldiers must have laid the camera down in their Humvee so the Iraqi's didn't know they were being taped because the tape is sideways. But even so it is so funny and well worth watching. This had me laughing so hard at how our soldiers had them dancing and copying their gestures for fear of doing something wrong. heh heh

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May 22, 2008

FLEET Week Photo's From Les

From Les, thank you for taking these photos. These were taken from the Jersey side of the Hudson River and the ships were passing close to the New York side.

And this from Les......

"I was standing next to a
proud couple whose son was flying the lead F-18 in the fly over. He
is career Navy with 18 years of service including tours in Bosnia,
Afghanistan, and Iraq as well as being a top gun instructor."

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McCain Giving Points To Supporters To Comment On Blogs

McCain incentivizing supporters to comment on blogs


John McCain's campaign is using their campaign website to encourage supporters to post supportive comments on political blogs, including the most well-known liberal site in the blogosphere. And to make things easier, they're including talking points with which sympathizers can use to get out the McCain message.

"Select from the numerous web, blog and news sites listed here, go there, and make your opinions supporting John McCain known," instructs the page.

McCain supporters are asked to send the details of their comment to the campaign, which in turn will verify it and then reward the supporter with "points" (assumedly to accumulate for McCain swag)

Among the "featured blogs" currently is Daily Kos, the well-read liberal blog run by Markos Moulitsas that frequently mocks and attacks Republicans such as McCain.

Asked about the effort to gin up online support, McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said, "We absolutely encourage our supporters to engage in this discussion."

As for the talking points, which currently link over to two recent McCain speeches, Rogers said they were "facts about John McCain and his record."

As close readers of Politico blogs and others know, Obama dominates both Clinton and McCain when it comes to drawing fervent online support.


Rogers sends over word that the points system will be larger than mere competing to see who can post the most pro-McCain comments.

"It will help our supporters track and compete against one another for reaching out and making phone calls, sending letters to the editor, signing up friends and other campaign activities," he says.

From McCain's website:
Spread The Word

"Help spread the word about John McCain on news and blog sites. Your efforts to help get the message out about John McCain's policies and plan for the future is one of the most valuable things you can do for this campaign. You know why John McCain should be the next President of the United States and we need you to tell others why.

Select from the numerous web, blog and news sites listed here, go there, and make your opinions supporting John McCain known. Once you’ve commented on a post, video or news story, report the details of your comment by clicking the button below. After your comments are verified, you will be awarded points through the McCain Online Action Center."


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

I want no part of this, but I wanted to let you know what is going on with McCain's campaign.

The three blogs mentioned on McCain's web site are: Redstate, Daily Kos and Jeff Emanuel.

McCain sucks up to the execrable Daily Kos. Suggesting that people post messages supporting McCain on DailyKos is laughable. The poster would get banned or heckled to death, and probably both. What’s even sillier is that you can bet your bottom dollar the Kos people probably already know about this “plan” and will be looking out for it.

What I find funny also is at the site they're including talking points. I mean if a person has to be told what to say, that is straight out of the Democrat hand book for talking points for political talk shows. We have seen that all the way back to the Clinton's reign in the White House. Democrats given a set of words, bump key words or phrases to use on all the political talk shows. It got to be so obvious and the democrats still do this talking points thing. LOL

It’s pretty pathetic when a candidate has to reward people for saying nice things about him. Not sure what the points go to maybe a t-shirt. It will probably have "Viva La Raza" printed across the front. Maybe a photo image of his buddy Juan Hernandez .

I wonder if the campaign has really thought this through. This has a high chance of backfiring. The campaign is essentially sending out a bunch of complete amateurs to conduct its web-based PR. What happens when some McCainiac says something way, way, way out of line, then expects the McCain campaign to come through with a T-shirt or coffee mug as a reward? By offering incentives to online posts, the McCain campaign is claiming a form of “ownership” of them. Considering some of the wacky stuff that could get posted, does McCain REALLY want to own other peoples’ heat-of-the-moment, off-the-cuff remarks?

Very dangerous territory for someone who has repeatedly said he wishes to conduct a civil, respectful campaign.

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Comrade Hillary May Take Delegate Fight to Convention

Hillary Clinton, comrade of the American people, delivers a crushing victory speech over her nemesis commissar Obama.

Clinton May Take Delegate Fight to Convention



Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is willing to take her fight to seat Florida and Michigan delegates to the convention if the two states want to go that far. In an interview with The Associated Press, Clinton was asked whether she would support the states if they continue the fight.

The presidential candidate said Wednesday, "Yes I will. I will, because I feel very strongly about this."

Clinton is calling for delegates from both states to be seated at the convention based on the primaries.

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

Operation Chaos! I hope she does! Yes! Yes! Yes!.......Go witch go!

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Michelle Obama Under Fire for 2004 Letter Defending Partial-Birth Abortions

Michelle Obama Under Fire for 2004 Letter Defending Partial-Birth Abortions

Washington, DC

Michelle Obama, the attorney wife of pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, is coming under fire for a letter she wrote defending partial-birth abortions. The 2004 letter, written to help Obama in his campaign for his U.S. Senate seat, opposes the ban on the abortion procedure.

In February 2004, Michelle Obama penned a fundraising letter to help her husband Barack raise funds for his Illinois-based Senate seat.

The letter contends the federal ban on partial-birth abortions "is clearly unconstitutional" and "a flawed law."

Though the three-day-long partial-birth abortion procedure involves the partial birth of a baby during the middle trimester of pregnancy and the jamming of scissors into the back of her head to kill her, Obama's wife describes it as "legitimate" medicine.

"The fact remains, with no provision to protect the heath of the mother, this ban on a legitimate medical procedure is clearly unconditional and must be overturned," Michelle Obama writes in the letter.

She also said the Bush administration should not encourage the abortion practitioners who sued to reverse the ban to drop their lawsuit to make it unconditional. The Supreme Court later sided with Bush and Congress in saying the ban is legitimate.

In closing, Obama told prospective donors that they could "count on" Barack to "keep the Bush team from appointing the Supreme Court justice that will vote against Roe v. Wade."

Noted pro-life advocate Jill Stanek highlighted the letter on her blog and said Michelle was "leeching off the partial birth abortion ban" to raise funds for her husband.

"I'd like to ask Michelle to explain her legal opinion about this law the Supremes went on to declare constitutional," Stanek said.
"I'd like to ask Michelle how in the world she could in good conscience raise money from fear-mongering about this barbaric abortion procedure," she added.

Stanek pointed out that Barack Obama recently issued a warning to "lay off my wife" after she came under fire about an unrelated issue.

Stanek said the request amounted to "Free speech for me but not for thee" -- something she called "a typical left-wing position."

"So it's fine to kill late-term babies, but we can't risk hurting Michelle's feelings about it," she added.

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

Yes I know, Lay off the Messiah’s wife. La, la, la, I can't hear you Obama.

I wonder at what point Michelle thinks abortion turns into murder?

Black which used to insisted on being called (African-Americans till this election) enthusiastically support abortion of all kinds. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a devout racist. And there is no ethnic group that has lost more innocents since the act of abortion has become legal. Abortion has been a terror on the black community.

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GI Film Festival

Great video......Please CLICK THIS LINK to see some awesome things about it and what our Veterans and supporters of our military are saying about the GI film festival.

The GI Film Festival, is the first film festival in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the American military through the medium of film. The four-day festival will be held on May 14-18, 2008 in Washington DC.

The GIFF will present films from new and established international and domestic filmmakers that honor the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty. Some of the films screened will be fan favorites. Others will be screened for the first time. All will in some way express the courage and selflessness of our fighting men and women and the value of their work.

What if one day.....The World Without Us
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In a futuristic scenario, a fictitious presidential candidate is proposing a complete withdrawal of all US troops from around the world. This triggers an journalistic investigation that spans across three continents in search of 'What would happen?' should the US might and involvement be absent one day.
Would the world a better place, or worse without the US?
Filled with personal stories, the film switches from macro to the micro picture delivering a heart touching experience while staying true to the journalistic integrity. The presidential candidate is played by Roy Werner, veteran actor, (CSI Miami and many other TV shows).

The Last 600 Meters
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The two deadliest battles of the Iraq War occurred in 2004. The Battle of Najaf was fought in the South against the Shiite Mahdi militia. The Battle of Falluja was fought in the West against Sunni insurgents. These brutal urban conflicts were not the high-tech battles the military had prepared for after the first Gulf War in 1991--but they are the face of modern warfare. This film tells the story of these battles, not through narration, but through the words and deeds of those who fought there.

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Vietnam Remembered, reveals the pride, honor and camaraderie these men
shared with each other on the battlefield and off. It truly is a moving tribute towards
those who have served our country and those currently serving.


Outside the Wire: Danger Close World Premier

On March 26th, 2007 Al Qaida in Iraq attacked O.P. Omar, a small outpost in Al Anbar province manned by Army paratroopers from Blackfoot Company, 1-501st.
Al Qaida brought two suicide truck bombs, and more than 40 gunmen to the 20 minute battle.
Documentary filmmaker JD Johannes was embedded with Blackfoot Company and was nearly killed twice while filming the action.
From the combat footage, interviews with the soldiers who manned the walls and digital animations comes a in-depth look at the firefight and the paratroopers who fought it.


Gods and Generals
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""Gods and Generals is not only the finest movie ever made about the Civil War, it is also the best American historical film. Period." --Bill Kauffman, American Enterprise Magazine

Synopsis: This epic film from writer-director Ron Maxwell chronicles the early events of the American Civil War. It's a prequel to his earlier GETTYSBURG, with some of the same cast, and is part of a planned trilogy. Stephen Lang plays Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, the famous (and deeply religious) Confederate general who, along with fellow General Robert E. Lee (Robert Duvall), must weigh the mighty consequences of his actions, as each battle costs the lives of thousands of men.

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

With Hollywood making so many horrible unforgivable films lately negative about our military. I was so happy when I saw this, thrilled. Because they talk to our troops, their experiences and speak the truth in these films and NOT lies and slander of our troops and the war. So I just wanted to share what I found with all of you.

There are some good people in Hollywood, but it is like a needle in a haystack to know about them.

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What Do Vikings and Afghanistan Have In Common?

Col. Jon Sutterfield, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Group commander, shows his Viking pride during the Viking cheerleaders' tour at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 19. Sutterfield is a St. Cloud, Minn., native and deployed to BAF from Langley Air Force Base, Va. (U.S. Army photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

Sarah and Bailey, two of five Minnesota Viking cheerleaders who toured and performed at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 19, display their Army t-shirts as they share words of encouragement to a standing-room-only crowd of servicemembers. In addition to performing cheer and dance routines, the cheerleaders challenged service members to a pushup contest, a "touchdown dance" contest and a game of "Cheerleader Says," modelled after the classic children's game "Simon Says." (U.S. Army photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

Minnesota Viking cheerleader Bailey performs a dance routine during the Viking cheerleaders' tour at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 19. Bailey and four other cheerleaders visited BAF with a promise to give their all and to help pump up the spirits of deployed service members. (U.S. Army photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

Sergeant 1st Class Timothy Winger, Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Billy Grant and Peyton, a Minnesota Viking cheerleader gather on stage during the Viking cheerleaders' tour at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 19. The Soldier and Sailor tied for first place in a game of "Cheerleader Says," modelled after the classic children's game "Simon Says." (U.S. Army photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

Jessie, Sarah, Amanda, Peyton and Bailey perform a dance routine

Cpl. Murray Kinnell, New Zealand Army, holds up "#1" as Minnesota Viking cheerleaders Amanda and Sarah cheer him on. Kinnell competed, and was unanimously voted best, in a "touchdown dance" competition during the Viking cheerleaders' tour at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 19. (U.S. Army photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

By Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace


Historically speaking, what do Vikings and Afghanistan have in common?

Not much … but all that changed today, when five weapon-bearing Vikings landed their ‘long ship’ here.

They did not bear the 8th century axes and swords that one would imagine. Instead, they clutched pom-poms, microphones and enough spirit to pump up the standing-room-only crowd of service members who came to bare witness.

The event started with songs, dancing and cheers; efforts to vitalize the troops spirits, said Viking cheerleader Ms. Payton.

“We are all very glad to be here and we are going to put on a great show,” said Payton, as she warmed up prior to the event. “This is our last show in Afghanistan and we want to make this a night the troops will remember.”

With a promise to give the night their all, the cheerleaders went backstage and the event coordinators began letting in the men and women who were anxiously waiting outside.

First through the door was Senior Airman Oscar Bruck, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron phase crew chief.

“I’ve been waiting here since 6:20 (p.m.),” said Bruck, a Marlett, Mich., native deployed from Royal Air Force Lakenheith, England.

The event did not start until 8 p.m., but waiting nearly two hours didn’t bother Bruck, who said, “I wanted a front-row seat to make sure I got good photos.”

Good photos were not all Bruck received. He also got picked to come onstage and meet the Minnesota Viking cheerleaders and challenge 19 other service members to a push-up contest.

Bruck did not win the contest as his skills were no match for rival Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Gilbert Corpuz, who knocked out 103 regulation push-ups in a minute. For his victory, Corpuz was rewarded with a Vikings calendar, autographed by all the cheerleaders.

After the pushup contest was finished, the cheerleaders performed another routine, then they picked 10 service members to join them on stage for a game of ‘Cheerleader Says,’ modelled after the classic children’s game Simon Says.

Once again, the stage was speckled with an array of U.S. uniforms. As a colorful addition, one Polish soldier also joined the ranks.

The Polish and two U.S. Soldiers were eliminated in the first round. Two Airmen and two more Soldiers fell in the second round.

Four rounds later, a tie was called as Sergeant 1st Class Timothy Winger, 70th Engineer Company, and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Billy Grant refused to be outsmarted.

A fair mix of rivalry and camaraderie added to the evening’s excitement, said one Coalition NCO.
“I like American Football – it is tough, yet fun. This is like the feeling of the people here – keyed up and still having fun,” said Sgt. Domera Phelippon, French Army.

Though football is not his favorite sport, Phelippon does like to watch it, he said.

“I know the Minnesota Vikings because I saw them on T.V.,” explained Phelippon. “Still, I didn’t imagine the cheerleaders would be this pretty. I am glad I came.”

What Phelippon may or may not have known was that the cheerleaders were equally as pleased to meet him and the other men and women in attendance.

“My favorite part of the tour is meeting so many people from so many places and hearing all their different stories,” said Payton, whose brother currently serves as a hull technician aboard the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Other cheerleaders also had military ties.

One fellow cheerleader, Amanda, said her father retired from the Air Force.

The team’s captain, Sarah, said she did not have immediate family in the military but she has spent a great deal of time with service members lately.

Sarah volunteered for a similar tour in Iraq in February, during the Super Sunday Tour. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to travel to military bases through the Vikings, she said.

With the devotion the cheerleaders expressed for the attending service members, it was no wonder a line of men and women stretched around the Morale, Welfare and Recreation clamshell after the performance was completed and the cheerleaders volunteered to stick around, take one-on-one photos and sign autographs.

One Soldier was fortunate to be in front of the line, which only compounded the morale boost he got from the event, he said.
“I had a blast here,” explained Pfc. Ryan Clement, a route-clearance Soldier and Earlham, Iowa native. “Not only did I get to see a fine performance, I got to come up on stage and embarrass myself in the ‘Cheerleader Says’ competition.”

Clement only made it to the third round, but that did not abate his mood at all.

“I’ve been out at the (forward operating bases) and on patrols outside the wire since I came here,” said Clement. “To see this event and the energy these ladies put in on our behalf, helps out a lot – it really boosts our morale.”

After their visit to BAF, their final visit on the tour, the Vikings boarded their ‘long ship’ and again set sail – destined for home, and leaving memories and a boost of morale for those left behind.

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May 21, 2008

Family of Haditha Defendant Speaks Out for First Time

Bittersweet Memorial Day: Family of Haditha Defendant Speaks Out for First Time

War Chronicle Defend Our Marines
by Nathaniel R. Helms

Three days after Memorial Day, the Marine Corps will court-martial the officer personally responsible for capturing the Al Qaeda terrorist who organized the ambush that triggered the so-called “Haditha Massacre”.

On Wednesday, May 28, 1st Lieutenant Andrew Grayson will stand general court-martial for obstruction of justice and lying to investigators about the events at Haditha and attempting to obtain a fraudulent discharge from the Marine Corps. Last September the government dismissed two counts of dereliction of duty against Grayson.
Two weeks ago military judge Maj. Brian Kasperczyk set the stage for Grayson’s court-martial during a final motion hearing at Camp Pendleton, California, Grayson’s lead defense counsel Joseph N. Casas—a former Marine infantryman and Navy lawyer—presented five final motions for the court’s consideration:

* Sever the Attempted Fraudulent Discharge case from the Haditha charges because they are unrelated and prejudicial;

* Allow co-defendant Lt Col Jeffrey Chessani to appear as a character witness by granting him immunity to testify;

* Mandate that the government be held accountable for its failure to comply with the so-called “ Speedy Trial” act by dismissing the charges;

* Address the “Undue Command Influence” issues raised by Rep. John Murtha’s (D-PA) slanderous public name calling by compelling him to testify;

* Address the failure of Army Col. Gregory A. Watt and other interrogators to provide Grayson his Miranda “legal rights” warning by suppressing any statements Grayson made to them about Haditha before he was identified as a suspect.

Kasperczyk denied them all without issuing findings of fact or a basis in law, Grayson's defense team said.

Grayson, 27, joined the Marine Corps in May, 2003. He has served two combat tours in Iraq and was on another extended overseas tour in Africa when he was recalled to the United States last December to stand court-martial.

He is the first Marine charged in the Haditha incident to go to trial.

“We are ready to go to battle,” Casas said Monday.

Three enlisted men and two other officers who served in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines at Haditha have already been exonerated and one enlisted man and one other officer still have trials pending.

Grayson is currently an intelligence officer with 2nd Counter-Intelligence Human Intelligence Exploitation Company at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He is currently living near Camp Pendleton while he waits for his court-martial to begin.

He was attached to 3/1 at Haditha when the infantry squad was ambushed. He was not at the scene of the ambush when it occurred.

Marine Corps intelligence operatives were advised of the scheme to demonize the Marines by an informant named Muhannad Hassan Hamadi after he was captured by Grayson’s intelligence team on December 11 2005 and decided to cooperate.

He revealed that the ambush was carried out by multiple cells of local Wahabi extremists and well-paid local gunmen from Al Asa’ib al-Iraq [the Clans of the People of Iraq] that were led by Al Qaeda foreign fighters, intelligence documents show.

Always an exemplary Marine officer, Lt. Grayson was nominated for a Bronze Star medal before the investigation into Haditha began. Casas said the recommendation was written in February 2006, about the same time government agents were probing the deaths.

Grayson is charged with ordering the destruction of roughly 70 digital images of 24 men, women and children killed by Marines in the counter-attack after the ambush was sprung. The photographs were taken hours after the incident by Staff Sgt. Justin Laughner, a Marine intelligence specialist who worked for Grayson.

Fifteen of the dead were innocent civilians, the rest were insurgents killed while hiding among them, the government acknowledges. The tragic deaths of the civilians caught in the cross-fire triggered the infamous "Haditha Massacre" reports that played on the world stage for almost a year before the story was debunked and media interest dwindled away.

Charges arose from a former subordinate, a miffed investigator, and embarrassed administrators

Grayson’s troubles began about two months after Laughner took the pictures when the lieutenant ordered the sergeant to delete them from his laptop computer. While testifying under immunity at a preliminary hearing June 14, 2007, Laughner said Grayson told him to delete the photos so they could not be part of a statement being prepared for top-ranking officers and a Time magazine reporter.

Laughner said he felt the order amounted to obstruction of justice but that he complied and later lied when asked whether any pictures had been taken. During Grayson’s Article 32 evidentiary hearing Laughner testified during cross examination by Casas that he had also been ordered to destroy the images by two senior non-commissioned officers on his team within days of taking them because they had no intelligence value.

Grayson’s defense team said their client issued his order to Laughner in compliance with standing general orders not to keep images of dead civilians and combatants unless they had intelligence value.

They said Grayson gave the order weeks after it had already been given by Laughner’s team chief and company Gunnery Sergeant and before he was apprised they were evidence in a criminal investigation. By then the photographs had circulated throughout the battalion as Marines passed the images from computer to computer.

In any event no actual harm was done by their presumed destruction. Ever since Laughner’s photographs were discovered in the camera he used that day the prosecution has passed them around like baseball cards at every evidentiary hearing.

In September 2007 government prosecutors at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina offered Grayson complete exoneration of all charges in return for admitting he lied to investigators about the case. He publicly refused, saying doing so would impugn his honor.

On December 13, 2007 Grayson was additionally charged with lying to two colonels during Col. Gregory Watt’s informal “AR15-6” investigation of the Haditha, Iraq massacre allegations in March 2006. Watt’s limited inquiry eventually led to the indictment of four officers from 3/1 for dereliction of duty and related offenses.

Grayson became embroiled in the investigation when Watt discovered that one of the lieutenant's subordinates had taken digital photographs of the crime scene that were later destroyed. Watt says that Grayson lied to him and another officer about the existence of the images, calling him “arrogant” and “uncooperative.”

The same day the Marine Corps charged Grayson with fraudulently attempting to obtain a discharge.

Grayson had already been discharged for 17 days when the Marine Corps decided it had “erroneously issued” him his cherished DD214 discharge certificate. To correct the error the Marines issued Grayson a DD215 – usually reserved for correcting administrative errors to the original form – and recalled him to active duty.

After six weeks of examining the document Judge Kasperczyk did not find a single error on the DD214 that could be construed as a lie, but he denied the defense motion to have the complaint dismissed anyway. Casas then filed an appeal with the Navy/Marine Corps Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. It was denied the next day because such appeals are only granted for “extraordinary circumstances,” the court ruled.

Dozens of observers who served in the Armed Forces claim that the fraudulent discharge complaint would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious. Anybody who has served in the military knows it is easier to escape from a locked box than sneak out of the service, they unanimously agreed.
One old salt said it defies credulity for anyone to accept that a Marine can talk his way past three or four steely eyed sergeants major and warrant officers—to say nothing of a division staff of captains, majors, colonels and generals—on his way out the door.
“Can’t be done,” said retired Master Gunnery Sergeant John Crocker, a Missouri native who served 30 years in the Corps including 10 as an Administrative Chief. “Not even a doggie [soldier] could get away with that. It should cost whoever let it happen if it was an error.”

Lt Grayson's family speaks out

There is a hidden cost associated with the prosecution of Grayson and the other seven Marines who were pilloried by the press and deserted by the Corps, the prosecution’s legion of critics is eager to point out. It is the harm already done and still being inflicted upon the Haditha defendant’s families.

For 18 months Grayson’s family has literally been tortured emotionally and financially by the devastating consequences of his impending court-martial, they said.

Grayson and his wife Suzy have lived in 12 different places while she puts her medical studies on hold so she can stay near her husband as the Marine Corps turns his life upside down, according to her mother, Christine Rudinsky, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

“I have just returned from the last of his motion hearings, and I must say it was a very, very depressing experience,” she wrote last Thursday, the first time she has publicly spoken about her son-in-law’s situation since it emerged. “Prior to this, I had been hopeful that this was all a silly misunderstanding, that Andrew would be completely exonerated, and that he and my daughter would be able to resume their lives together.
“I am now thinking that was very wrong. I am very fearful that the government has decided that someone must pay and who better than the lowest ranking, non-career officer out there?”

Despite the pain, Grayson’s parents were equally confident that those in authority would eventually determine that justice is a two-edge sword. With two sons proudly serving the Corps they thought it could be no other way until now.

“We have maintained silence as the military legal system has persecuted our son and the two remaining Marines who were charged. We have been mute, always with the expectation that the Corps would realize that justice was not to be found in the court martial of men who performed their duties with distinction,” Grayson parents Robert and Denise Meyer said in an email written on Sunday.
“Our eldest son serves as a Captain at MCRD (Marine Corps Recruit Deport), Parris Island. He will have completed 6 years in 2008, working with a team to prepare and meld the men of the Corps.
“Our youngest you know as Andrew Grayson. While Greg served in Okinawa and Korea, Andrew served in Iraq and Africa. Make no mistake, there is an incredible amount of pride in all our children. Andrew worked with a team on his first tour, and told of his determination in bringing about the electoral process in the zone he supported. They were successful, demonstrated by the election in Iraq.
“The second tour was as long as the first and on his return, he maintained a sense of accomplishment. His final deployment was to Africa. It was cut short when he was returned to the U.S. and was charged as one of the Haditha 8.”

Despite the emotional ups and downs that have marked the passage of time since Grayson was charged eighteen moths ago his parents have not forgotten what service means to the families of those who serve the nation.

“We are thankful every day that our son and the others under charges are alive and with us. Those that are recognized on Memorial Day had parents, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters who do not have our fortune,” they reminded us all.


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

This Memorial Day will also make the second anniversary of Congressman Murtha's media blitz: perverting a sacred holiday for political gain in a mid-term election.

We've seen five Marines charged and cleared over the past seventeen months. Thoughts and prayers are with the families of the three remaining accused.

The fact that others also told Laughner to delete the photos make this prosecution all the more ludicrous. The fact that others had given Laughner the same order only came out during cross-examination in the Article 32. Seems that investigators and prosecutors never probed this because they were myopically focused on Grayson.

Also, Lt Grayson's prior service record is a big problem for the prosection. He is a good Marine with absolutely no motive to conceal anything. Lt Grayson didn't even know the Marines who fought in Haditha that day. He had zero reason to cover anything up.

It breaks my heart that the Haditha Marines and their families have to continue living this nightmare.

Murtha needs one Marine to fall. No one in my lifetime has turned on the Marine Corps the way Murtha has. He is keeping his fingers crossed that one of these last three Marines will be convicted . Murtha has betrayed these warriors and I will never forgive him.

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Rally for Coast Guard Graduation May 21st

Godspeed to the Coasties

USCG GRADUATION Congratulations Class of 2008!

The Gathering of Eagles, a patriotic organization dedicated to honoring our men and women in uniform and those who are honorable veterans, announces our latest event in honoring the graduates of the Coast Guard Academy by welcoming their families and supporters to their graduation ceremony on May 21, 2008.

We will be in front of the entrance on Mohegan Ave, at the intersection of Williams and Mohegan from 7 AM to 1 PM that day, waving flags, carrying patriotic signs and singing patriotic songs in an effort to welcome the families to what is a most honored event; the graduation of their loved ones from the Coast Guard Academy.

All interested persons are encouraged to bring home made signs welcoming the families and Coasties, American Flags and Coast Guard flags.

The Vide President of the United States, Dick Cheney, will be the honored speaker at this event, so signs and banners welcoming him are encouraged also.

Please join us on this date, May 21, 2008, from 7 AM to 1 PM to welcome the friends, families, and supporters of the Coast Guard!

....Godspeed to the Coasties

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President Reagan We Miss You

A montage of President Reagan at his comedic best.

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

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Fleet Week ~ The Navy Is Coming To New York City

US Navy Official FLEET Week website

May 21- 28, 2008

Thousands of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships will be in town for Fleet Week New York.

Hosted nearly every year since 1984, Fleet Week New York is the City's celebration of the sea services. This annual event also provides an opportunity for the citizens of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness first hand the latest capabilities of today's Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Team.

Fleet Week includes dozens of military demonstrations and displays throughout the week, as well as public visitation of many of the participating ships.


Thank you ! To all our troops in the US NAVY we thank you.

The website has photos from last year's FLEET Week and also the schedule for this years events.

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How Many Gaffes and Lies Is A Candidate Allowed

Barack Gaffes The Obama machine
Michelle Malkin

All it takes is one gaffe to taint a Republican for life. The political establishment never let Dan Quayle live down his fateful misspelling of “potatoe.” The New York Times distorted and misreported the first President Bush’s questions about new scanner technology at a grocers’ convention to brand him permanently as out of touch.

But what about Barack Obama? The guy’s a perpetual gaffe machine. Let us count the ways, large and small, that his tongue has betrayed him throughout the campaign:

* Last May, he claimed that tornadoes in Kansas killed a whopping 10,000 people: “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” The actual death toll: 12.

* Earlier this month in Oregon, he redrew the map of the United States: “Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.”

* Last week, in front of a roaring Sioux Falls, S.D., audience, Obama exulted: “Thank you, Sioux City. ... I said it wrong. I’ve been in Iowa for too long. I’m sorry.”

* Explaining last week why he was trailing Hillary Clinton in Kentucky, Obama again botched basic geography: “Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas. So it’s not surprising that she would have an advantage in some of those states in the middle.” On what map is Arkansas closer to Kentucky than Illinois?

* Obama has as much trouble with numbers as he has with maps. Last March, on the anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Ala., he claimed his parents united as a direct result of the civil rights movement: “There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Ala., because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born.”

Obama was born in 1961. The Selma march took place in 1965. His spokesman, Bill Burton, later explained that Obama was “speaking metaphorically about the civil-rights movement as a whole.”

* Earlier this month in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Obama showed off his knowledge of the war in Afghanistan by homing in on a lack of translators: “We only have a certain number of them, and if they are all in Iraq, then it’s harder for us to use them in Afghanistan.” The real reason it’s “harder for us to use them” in Afghanistan: Iraqis speak Arabic or Kurdish. The Afghanis speak Pashto, Farsi, or other non-Arabic languages.

* Over the weekend in Oregon, Obama pleaded ignorance of the decades-old, multibillion-dollar massive Hanford nuclear-waste cleanup: “Here’s something that you will rarely hear from a politician, and that is that I’m not familiar with the Hanford, uuuuhh, site, so I don’t know exactly what’s going on there. (Applause.) Now, having said that, I promise you I’ll learn about it by the time I leave here on the ride back to the airport.”

I assume on that ride, a staffer reminded him that he’s voted on at least one defense-authorization bill that addressed the “costs, schedules, and technical issues” dealing with the nation’s most contaminated nuclear-waste site.

* Last March, the Chicago Tribune reported this little-noticed nugget about a fake autobiographical detail in Obama’s Dreams from My Father: “Then, there’s the copy of Life magazine that Obama presents as his racial awakening at age 9. In it, he wrote, was an article and two accompanying photographs of an African-American man physically and mentally scarred by his efforts to lighten his skin. In fact, the Life article and the photographs don’t exist, say the magazine’s own historians.”

* And in perhaps the most seriously troubling set of gaffes of them all, Obama told a Portland crowd over the weekend that Iran doesn’t “pose a serious threat to us” — cluelessly arguing that “tiny countries” with small defense budgets can’t do us harm — and then promptly flip-flopped the next day, claiming, “I’ve made it clear for years that the threat from Iran is grave.”

Barack Obama — promoted by the Left and the media as an all-knowing, articulate, transcendent Messiah — is a walking, talking gaffe machine. How many more passes does he get? How many more can we afford?

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

And pssst- Obama. That Hanford...ah..”site” thingy. Its in Washington state. Not Oregon.

And the corrupt slithery souled “mainstream” press...covers for him.

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May 20, 2008

Hillary Clinton: "This is Nowhere Near Over"

ABC News

Hillary Clinton, in advance of the possibility that the Obama campaign will declare victory on Tuesday based on an advantage in pledged delegates, told a crowd Monday morning that a Democratic nominee will not be determined by tomorrow.

"This is nowhere near over. None of us is going to have the number of delegates we're going to need to get to the nomination. Although I understand – my opponents and his supporters are going to claim that - and the fact is we have to include Michigan and Florida." Clinton continued, "We cannot claim we have a nominee based on 48 states, particularly two states that are so important for us to win in the fall. So part of our challenge is making sure that we nominate the person most able to win. And I believe that I'm the stronger candidate."
Clinton said later in her speech, "I'm gonna make my case and I'm gonna make it until we have a nominee - but were not going to have one today and we're not going to have one tomorrow and we're not going to have one the next day. And if Kentucky turns out tomorrow, I will be closer to that nomination."

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

LOL there are some funny comments at the link for the article.

The Operation Chaos is still in effect for today so we will see what happens. I would love to see them go at each other up to the end. heh heh

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The Latest U.N. Insult

With the world awash in disaster, the United Nations is spending money to send a "special rapporteur" to look into racism in one of its member nations. The country? Why, the United States, of course.

Investors Business Daily

The rapporteur in question, Senegal's Doudou Diene, will investigate "contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance" in a number of American cities.

In fact, the U.S. is the least racist nation on Earth. Diene's visit is a calculated insult to both the American people and President Bush, and an attempt to influence the upcoming U.S. election.

Sure we have our problems. But it's hard to say a country where the leading candidate for president of one party is an African-American, while the other party has in the past eight years named highly accomplished blacks, Hispanic-Americans and Asian-Americans — Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Carlos Gutierrez, Alberto Gonzales and Elaine Chao — to the highest federal positions they've ever occupied, is actively racist.

The U.S. also has 40 million immigrants from virtually every nation on the globe, easily the largest such population of any nation. Will Diene look into that, too?

To see what a canard this idea is, one has only to look how America behaves globally. Each year, we spend billions of dollars, both public and private, to help less fortunate people around the globe — including people who don't share our predominant skin color or our majority religion or our main ethnic heritage.

In the past two decades, the U.S. has intervened militarily on behalf of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Bosnia and Kosovo, none of which is exactly American — by race or religion.

When the tsunami hit Thailand in 2004, U.S. aid flooded the country — though some of the beneficiaries included those who applauded Osama bin Laden's 9/11 attack on America. A U.S. Navy ship dutifully anchored off the coast to dispense badly needed emergency goods. U.S. aid workers are still there today.

In Burma, a country that bears virtually no cultural, racial or ethnic propinquity to the U.S., we have aggressively sought to save lives following Cyclone Nargis.

American planes and ships filled with emergency aid and workers have been forced to wait while the murderous Burmese regime lets its people die. Why no U.N. action on that?

The record is clear: Total public and private sector aid from the U.S. to others totaled $130 billion in 2006, the most recent year for which data are available. That's a 6% increase from the year before, and four times what the next biggest giver delivered.

Add in $500 billion-plus in defense spending — much of which goes to protect other nations from the threat of war, terror or violent cutoffs of trade — and the U.S. is far and away the most generous nation on the planet. Not exactly a sign of rampant racism.

Meanwhile, the U.N. itself is no paragon. It's directly responsible for holding Palestinians in camps for 60 years while passing inane resolution after resolution condemning the only peaceful, prosperous and completely democratic regime in the Mideast — Israel.

The U.N. should investigate other members' rampant racism, which takes the form of extreme hatred for the West and its values.

Take South Africa, the country that hosted the U.N.'s Durban I Conference that, among other actions, equated Zionism with racism. Once the poster child for the left's politically correct kumbayaism, South Africa is wracked with violent ethnic cleansing as armed thugs rampage against immigrants.

Where, we ask, is the special rapporteur for South Africa? Or the one for Zimbabwe, where Robert Mugabe has engaged in a brutal ethnic cleansing to remove white farmers and kill his foes?

How about one for the Arab world, which has spent the last half-century expelling and denying rights to Jews and Christians?

As we said, the timing of special rapporteur Diene's visit is highly suspect. Could the U.N. be playing the Barack Obama card here, tweaking Americans' consciences over alleged racism to influence the outcome of our upcoming election?

Keep in mind that Obama's rival, John McCain, has proposed a new League of Democracies that would circumvent the U.N.

America no doubt will welcome Diene and engage in a Mao-like frenzy of self-criticism. But we shouldn't. Instead, we should politely but firmly ask him to leave. Then we should ask the same thing of the organization that employs him.

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

Screw the UN and this asshole from Senegal. What a bunch of bull this is.

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In Country With Our Troops Via Their Videos

"we had a little free time while we were in iraq and took a minute to make this video for all of you in the states to enjoy! hope you like it! just because we are a group of military police doesnt mean we dont know how to have fun! "

And this is his other one, this is awesome!

"one of my favorite songs. hope you guys really listen to the words and look into the eyes of all the soldiers. everyday we are out there giving our lives and ask nothing in return. and yet there are still people that mock and hate us for it! sad but true! "

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Update on Muslim Funded Minn. School: News crew attacked

This is an UPDATE about the Tarik ibn Zayad Academy in Minn. Please follow the dates and see the latest UPDATE further down. Thank you. ~ Wild Thing

It began here from an article April 10th of this year. Lynn sent me the article and things have been happening with the initial report from the newspaper article.

Minnesota Muslim Public School Paid For By Taxpayers

Katharine Kersten’s excellent investigative work on the Minnesota taxpayer-funded Islamic school, TIZA, has led to a state probe of the institution. It has also shed light again on the spread of sharia in U.S. secondary public schools.

Then this April 11th.

Update On Sharia In U.S. Secondary Public Schools

TIZA Academy is sponsored by Islamic Relief USA, based in California.

Then on April 16th CAIR got involved

CAIR Now Involved Regarding Minneapolis Tax-funded Muslim School

CAIR gets involved and they start to intimidate those telling the truth.


Now yesterday on May 19th

News crew attacked during report at TiZA charter school

Local ABC affiliate KSTP has also continued to update the reporting on this story. Today they went to the school to determine how TiZA would respond to the state’s demand for corrective action. Instead, they found themselves at the center of the story as two TiZA officials attacked the news crew and stole their camera: In an attempt to report about the new findings from the Department of Education, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS went to TiZA.

"While on school grounds, our crew was attacked by school officials. The two men were able to grab our camera and kept it until police arrived. Our photographer was treated by paramedics after suffering minor injuries."

KSTP has a video report on their website.

The tape starts off pleasantly, as the children run up to the camera to smile and wave, just like children anywhere would do. One man walks rapidly towards the camera and grabs it, while another unseen man assaults the cameraman. Later, the police would retrieve the camera, and the video shows the police cars responding to the emergency call from the news crew.

The action by the MnDoE should make clear that Kersten had the story essentially right. Local journalists attempting to intimidate her and the Strib — which has thus far refused to submit to this bullying — have some explaining to do.


* Michelle Malkin thanks Michelle for the latest update.

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May 19, 2008

"Lay off my wife." ~ Obamalamadingdong

Obama tells Tenn.'s GOP: 'Lay off my wife'


Obama, his party's presidential front-runner, and his wife, Michelle, were asked in an interview aired Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America" about an online video last week by the state's GOP taking her to task for a comment some considered unpatriotic.

"The GOP, should I be the nominee, can say whatever they want to say about me, my track record," Obama said. "If they think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful because that I find unacceptable, the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family."
He called the strategy "low class."
The video, posted on YouTube, centered on remarks Michelle Obama made while campaigning in Wisconsin last February, when she said: "For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country."
The four-minute video replayed the remark six times, interspersing it with commentary by Tennesseans on why they are proud of America. In a news release that included a link to the video, Tennessee's GOP said "the Tennessee Republican Party has always been proud of America." It urged radio stations to play "patriotic music" during Michelle Obama's visit to Nashville last Thursday.

Michelle Obama later clarified the remark, saying she meant she was proud of how Americans were engaging in the political process and that she had always been proud of her country.

"Whoever is in charge of the Tennessee GOP needs to think long and hard about the kind of campaign they want to run, and I think that's true for everybody, Democrat or Republican," Obama said in the ABC interview, adding: "These folks should lay off my wife."
Obama said his wife "loves this country. For them to try to distort or to play snippets of her remarks in ways that are unflattering to her is, I think, just low class. I think that most of the American people would think that as well."

Tennessee's Republican Party was roundly criticized in March, including by likely presidential nominee John McCain, for a news release that used Barack Obama's middle name — Hussein — and showed a photo of him wearing what it said was "Muslim attire."

The release ultimately was removed from the party's Web site at the urging of the state's two Republican senators and Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan, who said he "rejects these kinds of campaign tactics."

The Tenn Rep. ad

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

Yo Obama, tell your wife to just stay out of politics then!

First of all she is a public figure....which make her fair game. Secondly she is the one that has the hate for America and once she made her statement and she did it TWICE she cannot take that back no matter how much explaining she thinks will change it.

Michelle Obama's out there, making appearances on her own. The "attack" was directed at her recorded public statements, independent of her "family."

I am not huge fan of McCain but McCain's wife loves America and it is just too bad the wives are not running instead of the husbands. hahaha I would vote for Cindy McCain.

I have been reading at several sites there is some kind of video tape of Michelle Obama going off and sounding like Rev. Wright they are calling it the Michelle “whitey tape. It is supposed to surface but no one is sure when or who will let it out. Does Hillary have it and is waiting no one is sure. But if this is true maybe this that Obama has done about lay off my wife is a preemptive strike in case the Michelle “whitey tape does surface......just wondering........

RUSH: With Obama we started out, we couldn't talk about his big ears 'cause that made him nervous. We've gone from that to this: Not only can we not mention his ears...

We can't talk about his mother.

We can't talk about his father.

We can't talk about his grandmother unless he does, brings her up as a "typical white person."

We can't talk about his wife, can't talk about his preacher, can't talk about his terrorist friends, can't talk about his voting record, can't talk about his religion.

We can't talk about appeasement.

We can't talk about color; we can't talk about lack of color.

We can't talk about race. We can't talk about bombers and mobsters who are his friends. We can't talk about schooling. We can't talk about his name, "Hussein."

We can't talk about his lack of experience. Can't talk about his income. Can't talk about his flag pin.

This started out we can't call him a liberal.

It started out we just couldn't talk about his ears.

Now we can't say anything about him.

And this from Hugh Hewitt at Townhall:

"The level of dishonesty at work here is large. Michelle Obama has made long speeches full of political content in her appearances at campaign rallies made to encourage people to vote for her husband. This makes her a central figure in the campaign.

Many of her ideas are radical, like those of her husband. It is of course wrong to distort or manipulate her remarks, but playing excerpts is not only legitimate but a necessary exercise of the media’s job to present the candidate and his closest advisors in full. What lacks class is the attempt to mold the media into an agent of the campaign by whining about how its coverage of speeches and statements is “detestable.”

Michelle Obama’s rhetoric has been full of appeals to the victim mentality, stuffed with angry rhetoric about “moving bars” and the climate of fear in the country.

Now her husband is trying to intimidate political coverage, to create a zone in which Michelle Obama and other associates can say or do anything and yet have it defined as irrelevant to his candidacy. That is a radical demand on the media, and while some in the MSM may agree to it as part of its campaign to get Obama elected, self-respecting professionals won’t be intimidated and they won’t be issued free passes to Mrs. Obama or any other figure that looms large in Obama’s life.
The bitterness Wright feels towards America has seeped into Michelle Obama’s rhetoric."

....Thank you Mark for the link.

* Michelle Malkin

* Hugh Hewitt at Townhall


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B.Hussein Gets Record Crowd at Waterfront Park in Portland, Ore.

B. Hussein and his wife in Portland Oregon.

Washington Post

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Sen. Barack Obama has seen his share of large crowds over the last 15 months, but his campaign said they have not approached the numbers gathered along the waterfront here right now.

The campaign, citing figures from Duane Bray, battalion chief of Portland Fire & Rescue, estimated that 75,000 people are watching him speak.

The scene suggests this is not an exaggeration. The sea of heads stretches for half a mile along the grassy embankment, while others watch from kayaks and power boats bobbing on the Willamette River. More hug the rails of the steel bridge that stretches across the water and crowds are even watching from jetties on the opposite shore.

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

Per the Obama campaign, 75,000 people (60,000 in the gates and 15,000 outside of them). The 60k was confirmed by the local FD as inside. Now the headlines are listing 80k . LOL I guess the amount will keep growing with the media lies. It still was a huge crowd so why lie, I guess it just comes natural to them.

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The New Geography by Russ Vaughn

The New Geography
written by Russ Vaughn

It is good, very good indeed to see Barack Obama making good on his promises for meaningful change, even though we're still several months shy of the chief justice actually placing the golden crown upon his handsome, entitled head. No, this is a politician so different from the rest that he's making major changes without waiting for the electoral process, constitutional authority or congressional approval. Maintaining the momentum of his fast track political ascension he's already putting his campaign promises into action, making major changes in the way we look at ourselves, and I do mean major.

How about, for instance the seven new states we're suddenly being blessed with? And I don't use that term blessed without due consideration of the political implications of Barack's newly constituted America. For instance all you smarty-pants conservative pundits making snide remarks about Obama not knowing his own state of Illinois borders on Kentucky while claiming Hillary's advantage in the primary there is due to her home state of Arkansas' proximity; well, you instapundits just don't understand the new geography of Obamamerica.

You think Illinois borders on Kentucky, you smug know-it-alls? Well, maybe right now it does, but it won't for long since our Lord High Geographer has decided, in a gesture of unprecedented political magnanimity to a crushed political opponent, to create a new buffer state between the two to serve as a permanent site of political exile for you know who. However, I do think naming it Hillbilliana was a bit peevish and designating the capitol Monicapolis downright petty. However, if the Prophet walls off the entire new state and declares it a maximum security facility, he'll probably enjoy the thanks of a grateful nation, not to mention New Yorkers.

I'm probably going out on a limb here by revealing that I have inside information from someone within the Obama campaign, in fact the very person who has been tapped by His Eminence to head up his States Realignment Commission (STREAC) in the new administration. I sure hope posting it here doesn't get him fired from his campaign position that he can't be fired from because he doesn't hold a position within the campaign. Understand? OK, here then are proposals for some of the remaining new states:

New Ayresona, which will be formed from a corridor extending from Hollywood, New Mexico (formerly known as Santa Fe before Shirley McClain led the Left Coast invasion of the mindsnatchers) to Arizona to encompass those portions of that state now dominated by ASU and UA students and retired UAW workers from Michigan. To honor both its inspired creator and its unrepentant namesake, the proposed name for the new capitol is Obomba.

Wrightaho will begin in Gary, Indiana and encompass all of Chicago as it extends far enough into Wisconsin to include Madison (thereby restoring relative political sanity to the Badger State). The commission will designate the current Chicago as the new capital but has under review a proposal to rename it Shi-town, which will forever after have juvenile geography students purposely leaving out the hyphen.

Farrakhansas, the largest of the new states, is to be carved out of the westernmost portions of North and South Dakota to demonstrate that the Anointed One is cleverly aware of the unique potential of flyover country. This area is now but sparsely populated by humans and has no known black residents. Both problems will be solved by designating F-K, as it is now abbreviated by commission members, as the probation and parole site for all American jails and prisons. This is intended to provide the Democratic Administration with the ability to claim, "Crime problem? What crime problem? Only one state has a crime problem and look where it is." The proposed name for the new capitol, which is now but empty prairie, is Tyson's Corner. Sorry about that, Virginia.

Rezkohoma will serve a similar purpose as F-K but on a white collar level and with a decidedly international flavor demonstrated by the construction of the world's largest international airport located in this dry rectangle of land that used to be the Oklahoma panhandle. This facility will be capable of handling hundreds of daily, over-the-pole flights to the Mideast. The capital's proposed name, Ikhanbuyya, reflects both an exotic, international flavor as well as the new state's laissez-faire entrepreneurial spirit. Can't you just hear that peppy new state song?

Rezzzzkohoma, where the bucks come flowing off the planes...

At this point, plans for the two remaining states are still on the board although names have been proposed. To facilitate a good working relationship with Congress, STREAC is in the process of demarcating two new western states, Pelosifornia, which will naturally link Hollywood and San Francisco with a special air corridor reserved for Learjets and larger private aircraft, and Reidosa, a small but essential carve-out of Las Vegas from the rest of the state. It is the Great One's thinking that this small but significant geopolitical change will greatly enhance the value of the Senate leader's inexpensively obtained real estate holdings there, paving the way for enhanced Senate-Administration relations.

So, just what part of New Geography don't you smugbutt conservatives understand? And if any of you think you can come up with better names than STREAC, let's hear ‘em.

Russ Vaughn
Vietnam 65-66

....Thank you Russ.

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Phenomenal Video Of Axelrod's Obama

Special apperances: David Axelrod, CNN, Wolf Blitzer, Jack Cafferty, Gloria Borger, MSNBC, Keith Olbermann, Tim Russert, Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Joel Stein, LA Times, Politico, No Quarter, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Benny Hinn, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, John Lewis, presidents Thomas Jefferson, JFK, George Bush, Bill Clinton, George Soros, Oprah Winfrey, Tony Rezko, Vladimir Lenin (Soviet Union), Kim Jung Il (North Korea), Karl Marx, Deval Patrick

Soundtrack: Lacrimosa by Immediate Music

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

There are several video's by the same person so I am going to post some of them today.

Brilliant. This is excellent and terrifying and so well done! Obama is a package. He's somebody's creation. Obama himself says people see in him what they want to see.

This video was made by a person that wants Hillary Clinton to win. But interesting that it could very well be used by a Republican as well. The only thing I would take out of it would be the photo of Ronald Reagan shortly after the video begins.

We have all been amazed at the reaction across our country toward Obama.

Obama is NOT handsome but we are told by almost all the talking heads that he is a good looking man.

Obama is NOT an eloquent speaker, he can read speeches but left on his own he stammers and stutters for words and complete sentences.

And when reading his speeches he goes into his black church preacher accent with the emphasizing of words at the end of sentences. More of being an actor then a speaker he is acting out the part and not being real. Any one of us could speak the same way.

Obama is NOT experienced he is more like a plant put into place and many have said this on both sides of the aisle.

The Rev. Wrightgate did not throw off his campaign but only for a short time. The Rezkogate, Ayersgate, Farrakhangate, Black Panthergate etc. nothing has taken his campaign down. Including all the terrorists that have endorsed him such as the Hamas leaders and the PLO.

Maybe because it is not a campaign it is a movement like we have been told repeatedly. A movement that even the RNC and GOP obviously have decided to allow to win.

More of my thoughts on this.

The RNC is not stupid, they want our money, they want to win they like the power in being the majority in the Houses and White House. They know the history of McCain and how we conservatives feel about him. Unless McCain is a total loose cannon wouldn't the RNC have sat him down even as the winner our parties delegates, told him to cool it on the LaRaza meet up this summer, they would have told him to chill out on his global warming BS too. Get elected then pull of your leftist thinking agenda but not before November.

Just a thought I could be wrong of course.

Remember back how we all knew that Bush was pro illegals before he ran the first time against Gore. Remember too how he never mentioned it in his speeches, he cooled it. He knew to first get elected then go after his own agenda that conservatives would not approve of. We all knew his feelings on illegals but because he did not keep putting it in our face we said ok he might not do amnesty for illegals and he very well might be a great president. We did the sorelooserman rallies and worked our butts off to get him elected. Even the second term against Hanoi Kerry, when he ran he still had not gone gung-ho on his amnesty dream. Only these last two years or his last term as President has he pushed amnesty and told we conservatives off.

One has to wonder with the blatant way McCain is putting his being more Dem then a Republican in our faces why he too would be so stupid. Does he want to loose? Does he plan on winning with the votes from Hillary's people when she does not win enough delegates? Just something to think about.

This video is about a King maker and it would take more then a campaign to get Obama elected. It is not just blacks voting for him and blacks are not in the majority so there would never be enough votes anyway. I am not saying this jerk is a King maker like the video says,but it does add to how we wonder why and how Obama has been called the Messiah and the tremendous turn out at his speeches.

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Comparison Between The Obama Movement and The Weather Underground

Footage from the 2008 election and the acclaimed PBS documentary "The Weather Underground".

Collage of interviews with William Ayers (Bill Ayers), Bernadine Dohrn, Mark Rudd, Brian Flanagan, Naomi Jaffe, Laura Whitehorn, David Gilbert, Kathleen Neal Cleaver, Todd Gitlin, including the published memoir of Mark Rudd.

The closing voice was of Al Pacino from the movie "Devil's Advocate". Music score by Hans Zimmer.

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Clear and Present Danger

Wild Thing's comment......

Just as an example of what is in this video.

"Essential to capture the government" Soros quote from this video.

I played it back several times where Soros quote is to make sure that is what he actually said.

This is very well done!

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:45 AM

May 18, 2008

Vietnam Memorial For Residents of North County Dedicated

CARLSBAD: Vietnam memorial for residents of North County dedicated

North County Times


A memorial to North County service members who died in the Vietnam War was dedicated Saturday at Maffucci Field in Carlsbad, across from the Army and Navy Academy.

The brainchild of Jack Frazier, a world history teacher at Carlsbad High School since 1989, the dedication marked the end of a personal journey that lasted five years.

Frazier said his inspiration for the project came in 2003, when he attended a conference in Washington D.C., sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to help educators teach about Vietnam in the classroom. Frazier was encouraged to find creative ways to engage students and motivate them to honor the memory of veterans in their home town.

At first, his students started out researching the names of veterans from Carlsbad High School, Frazier said. They found the names of 133 men from all over North County.

So impressive was the project that it won the 2003-04 North County Educators Project of the Year Award.

More than 800 students from Carlsbad High including members of the community, business owners, family members of those honored and local civic organizations have helped by donating time and resources to bringing this project to fruition. Frazier said that people from as far north as Orange County have come down to help with the project.

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Stephen Bliss of the Army and Navy Academy, a highly decorated veteran of the war himself, said that after being presented the idea of having the memorial placed on the grounds of the academy, he immediately took the idea to the board of trustees and got their approval. A location was found that everyone agreed was an ideal spot.

Five Army and Navy Academy graduates are among the 133 names on the memorial.

Jan Scruggs, founder of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington D.C., said the memorial will help to keep history alive and honor those who have served as well as those now serving in the armed services.

"Jack Frazier is a great patriot who wasn't afraid to take action," Scruggs said. "He epitomizes the spirit of the veteran to sacrifice for others."

Frazier said many obstacles were overcome to complete the project. He said that at times he encountered resistance from local leaders, politicians, anti-war groups and individuals still angry about the conflict in Vietnam.

For many of the Vietnam veterans at the dedication, the monument represents an opportunity to heal. Having received less than a hero's welcome upon returning home, veterans of the conflict felt ashamed and as a result, buried the memory of their military past.

Norm Ream of Encinitas said, "The day I got back, I was headed to have my first legal drink in the United States, and I was spat upon."

Other veterans recalled being called baby killers and having been asked how many villages they burned down.

Frazier said his healing didn't begin until the final day of his trip to Washington D.C. in 2003.

After being urged by a friend to visit the wall, he found the name of a cousin who was killed in the conflict. He said that when he touched the name of his cousin, he nearly had a nervous breakdown. So moved was he by the experience that he cried for nearly an hour and had to be helped to his feet.

Now that the memorial has been dedicated, he said, "everything is going to be alright."

Some at the ceremony said the monument gives those who lost loved ones in the conflict an opportunity to honor their memory without having to travel all the way to Washington D.C.

Organizers said they expect the memorial to become a destination for people who wish to pay their respects to the those who gave their lives in Vietnam.

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

"At first, his students started out researching the names of veterans from Carlsbad High School,"

I love how they had the students do this. To get them involved, they will remember those who served more by the fact they did research to learn about them.

This would be great if this could happen across our land instead of how so many teachers want to re-write history and lie about the Vietnam War.

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Matthis Chiroux US soldier refuses to serve in 'illegal Iraq war'

Breitbart ....for complete article

"I was from a poor, white family from the south, and I did badly in school," the now 24-year-old told AFP.

"I was 'filet mignon' for recruiters. They started phoning me when I was in 10th grade," or around 16 years old, he added.

Chiroux joined the US army straight out of high school nearly six years ago, and worked his way up from private to sergeant.

He served in Afghanistan, Germany, Japan, and the Philippines and was due to be deployed next month in Iraq.

On Thursday, he refused to go, saying he considers Iraq an illegal war.

"I stand before you today with the strength and clarity and resolve to declare to the military, my government and the world that this soldier will not be deploying to Iraq," Chiroux said in the sun-filled rotunda of a congressional building in Washington.

"My decision is based on my desire to no longer continue violating my core values to support an illegal and unconstitutional occupation... I refuse to participate in the Iraq occupation," he said, as a dozen veterans of the five-year-old Iraq war looked on.

Minutes earlier, Chiroux had cried openly as he listened to former comrades-in-arms testify before members of Congress about the failings of the Iraq war.

IVAW member Matthis Chiroux announces his refusal to deploy to Iraq
Here it is Winter Soldier on the Hill and this twit is their latest claim to so called fame.


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

This crap is John Kerry revisited!!!

Six years down the road after promotions and reenlistments, he’s blaming it on the recruiters????

What a hypocritical jerk!!!!!

He volunteered, then he reenlisted and I'm sure got a big reup bonus out of it too. He has been cashing those paychecks for many years and now the cowardly bastard wants to quit because he is afraid to go to Iraq.!!!!!!

Patriotic dissent my arse...The enemy supporting propaganda from the left is working.

"My decision is based on my desire to no longer continue violating my core values to support an illegal and unconstitutional occupation..."

From a bad high school student to an expert on constitutional law in a few short years. Guess that will be his claim to those teaching him the propaganda in to his mush brain.

Once a traitor...always a traitor!!

Patton knew what to do with someone like this:

Patton's Speech to the Troops in England May 31, 1944

"Each man must not think only of himself, but also of his buddy fighting beside him. We don't want yellow cowards in this Army. They should be killed off like rats. If not, they will go home after this war and breed more cowards. The brave men will breed more brave men. Kill off the G_ddamned cowards and we will have a nation of brave men."

....Thank you Mark for sending the link to me.

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Smackdown Of Keith Olbermann By Mark Levin

Olbermann on Wednesday's "Countdown" "accused the President of 'panoramic and murderous deceit,' and of 'creating' an America that 'includes cold-blooded killers who will kill people to achieve their political objectives.'"


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

This scum Olbermann needs to be removed or forced to resign. Our guys are getting killed and this puke gets paid to say this stuff. I am sick of these anti-American creeps on the media defaming our country.

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:48 AM | Comments (6)

Olbermann Calls US Troops "Cold Blooded Killers"!

Laura Ingraham Blasts Olbermann for Calling US Troops "Cold Blooded Killers"!

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

I agree with what the second to the last caller said......Olberman's head on a platter! "

This bashing our troops should never be ignored.

Someone said to me yesterday about what Olbermann said to just ignore it that he is just asking for attention.

Maybe so, but there is a danger in NOT pointing things like this out, because it is like saying it is OK to say such a thing and it is NOT!

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Quran Pushers Coming To America's Neighborhoods

Abdikarim Maye distributes English translations of the Quran on Thursday in Wheaton , ILLINOIS, on behalf of the Book of Signs Foundation.

Qurans given out for free

Chicago Tribune

Muslim group hopes people will find understanding in the holy book, ditch common misconceptions. 'I'd read it just to see what it says,' a recipient says

As Marcia Macy chatted with her dog walker in the driveway of her Wheaton home Thursday, a young Muslim man passed her and hooked a plastic bag containing a Quran on her doorknob.

Unlike most religious solicitors, the man didn't try to speak with her or engage her in debate. He simply left her a 378-page paperback English translation of the holy book of Islam.

"I'd read it just to see what it says, but I believe in Jesus, not Allah," said Macy, a longtime Christian. "They have a right to do it . . . but I feel pretty strong in my faith."

If Macy reads the text, she will have fulfilled the goal of the Book of Signs Foundation. The Addison-based Muslim organization says that since July it has distributed more than 70,000 free English Qurans to homes in the Chicago area and another 30,000 around Houston.

The Christian stronghold of Wheaton is the group's latest stop. The foundation spent the previous three weeks in Chicago's Hyde Park and Jackson Park neighborhoods.

Organizers said their aim is to help people develop their own opinions about Islam instead of being misled by common misconceptions about the faith that have been especially egregious since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

"We're just trying to be honest brokers of information," said Wajahat Sayeed, founder and director of Book of Signs, which also is known as the Al-Furqaan Foundation. "You make your own judgment."

Distributing free scripture is not new, of course. Many Christian groups pass out Bibles; Gideons International distributed almost 450,000 in September in a weeklong " New York Bible Blitz." And other Muslim groups have given away free Qurans. Lake County's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community reports distributing more than 1,000 since 2005, with a boom in requests for Spanish-translated Qurans in the last year.

But the Book of Signs' long-term goal is particularly ambitious: that each household in the U.S. possess a Quran, even if the residents are not Muslims.

On Thursday, two teams—each with two walkers and one person driving a minivan full of books—crisscrossed the manicured neighborhoods of Wheaton.

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

I sure hope they don't bring that garbage here.

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May 17, 2008

Ted Kennedy Rushed To Hospital

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is transported on a stretcher to a waiting Med Flight helicopter at Barnstable Municipal Airport this morning for transport to a Boston hospital.

Sen. Kennedy falls ill; taken to Boston hospital by helicopter

Cape Cod Times

U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy was rushed by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital this morning after falling ill at the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport.

Hyannis fire responded to the compound after a call was made around 8:30 a.m. It's unclear what Kennedy's medical condition is, but after he spent almost two hours in the emergency room a decision was made to transfer him to Mass General Hospital in Boston.

Kennedy, 76, was placed on a stretcher and wheeled out to the MedFlight helicopter around 10:15 a.m. where it took off from Barnstable Municipal Airport.

The Kennedy family is preparing to host the annual Best Buddies Challenge event in Hyannisport this afternoon, which is a fund-raiser for the organization. Best Buddies was founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver and helps people with intellectual disabilities.

Hundreds are expected to participate in the event, which kicked off this morning with a 100-mile bicycle ride from the Kennedy Library in Boston to Hyannisport.

A concert at the Kennedy compound is scheduled for tonight.

Kennedy has represented Massachusetts in the United States Senate for forty-three years.

He was elected in 1962 to finish the final two years of the Senate term of his brother, Senator John F. Kennedy, who was elected president in 1960.

Since then, Kennedy has been re-elected to seven full terms, and is now the second most senior member of the Senate.


Cape Cod Hospital emergency room, a spokesman for the Cape Cod facility told CNN. A well-informed, prominent Democratic source in Massachusetts told CNN that the 76-year-old senator seemed to have "symptoms of a stroke." developing story.

Boston Herald

Boston Globe said his family was summoned to Boston to be with him. It has made the Boston Herald now

Family, friends and colleagues were closed-mouthed this morning as word of the ailment made its way through political and media circles.

from the candidates so far::

B.Hussein Obama:

"Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, beginning a tour of hospitals in Eugene, Ore., told reporters that he had been in touch with the senator's family. "Ted Kennedy is a giant in American political history. He's done more for health care than just about anybody in history. We are going to be routing for him. I insist on being optimistic about how it's going to turn out."

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Tennessee Rep. Party VIDEO Welcomes Michelle Obama to Nashville

The Tennessee Republican Party welcomes Michelle Obama to Nashville

Wild Thing's comment......

OMG I love this! And the very last one wait till you hear what he says......LMAO. Good one!

This is one of the reasons I love politics. After Nov. it will be whatever it is and nothing we can do about it. But in the meantime, there was Operation Chaos and the things like this video the Tenn. Rep. made. hahahahaa

God Bless America and the human spirit to never give up and that fight back spirit because that is just what this video is about. Tenn. Rep.'s telling off Michelle Obama in their own unique way.

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America Responds To Michelle Obama

She said

America responds

It comes down to the fact that Michelle Obama is NOT proud of America and I will add even if her husband wins the Presidency she will not be truly proud. It will only be a win and nothing more.

Real pride in America comes from the souls and hearts of Americans that know how and why our country is like non other, why we have been able to live in the land of the free and it is NOT because of any politician.

So a HUGE thank you to our Veterans, our troops today to all of our military and every branch of the service we can never ever repay you for what you do and make possible for our entire country.

....Thank you Mark for the link.

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Armed Forces Day

This is the day on which we have the welcome opportunity to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces ... to all the individuals who are in the service of their country all over the world. Armed Forces Day won't be a matter of parades and receptions for a good many of them. They will all be in line of duty and some of them may give their lives in that duty.

Gene Simmons Leads a Military Tribute in Song

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Sniveling Whiner B. Hussein Obama Complains About Fox News

Obama blames Fox News, e-mail for likely loss in Kentucky


Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, facing a likely defeat in next Tuesday's primary election, won't travel to Kentucky before the voting, but said he hopes to have much more time to win over Kentucky voters before the November general election.

He also blamed Fox News for disseminating "rumors" about him and said that that and e-mails filled with misinformation that have been "systematically" dispersed have hurt him in Kentucky.
"When we're able to campaign in a place like Iowa for several months and I can visit and talk to people individually, I do very well. That's harder to do at this stage in the campaign," Obama said in a brief telephone interview Friday. "And once we get past the primary, we'll ble to focus more on those states where we need to make sure people know my track record."

In contrast, Obama's rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, will make five stops in Kentucky over the weekend, including appearances at two university campuses.

Obama spoke to more than 8,000 supporters in Louisville Monday night — his first time in the state since August. He said he had hoped to spend more time in Kentucky earlier this week but was called back to Washington, D.C. for votes on Tuesday.

Since then, he’s stumped in Oregon, which will hold its primary by mail on Tuesday, and South Dakota, where Democrats vote June 3, as well as in states that have already held their primary elections, such as Michigan and Missouri.

“We’re having to campaign in a lot of different places,” Obama said. “Obviously we think Kentucky is important. People in Kentucky are concerned about the same things people are concerned about all across the country — declining wages and incomes combined with the rising costs of everything from gas to health care.”

Obama’s wife, Michelle, is slated to campaign in Kentucky on Monday.

Obama conceded that he has a steep challenge to get his message and background to voters in states such as Kentucky — where he trails Sen. Hillary Clinton by 27 points, according to a poll published earlier this week — and West Virginia, where voters chose Clinton over Obama by 40 points on Tuesday.

"What it says is that I'm not very well known in that part of the country," Obama said. "Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas. So it's not surprising that she would have an advantage in some of those states in the middle."

Obama has been trying to introduce himself to Kentuckians using a series of biographical TV ads, as well as fliers, including one that shows him at a pulpit in front of a church’s cross and pipe organ.

He acknowledged that he’s trying to “reverse a lot of misconceptions” about his background. He is a Christian, although some e-mail chains have said he is a Muslim.
“Part of it is because there have been these e-mails that have been sent out very systematically, presumably by various political opponents, although I don’t know who,” he said. “And there are a lot of voters who get their news from Fox News. Fox has been pumping up rumors about my religious beliefs or my patriotism or what have you since the beginning of the campaign.”

As Clinton continues to argue that she is better suited to win in key, large swing states such as Pennsylvania and Ohio, Obama countered that he has performed better among independents.

And he said he and Clinton match up similarly against Republican nominee John McCain. Both trail McCain, the U.S. Senator from Arizona, by double digits in a Herald-Leader/WKYT poll of 600 likely general election voters. McCain leads Clinton by 12 points and Obama by 25 points.

“I think whoever the Democratic is we’re going to have some work to do in a state like Kentucky,” Obama said.

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

1)He blamed Fox News for disseminating “rumors” about him

2) He said that e-mails filled with misinformation that have been “systematically” dispersed have hurt him in Kentucky.

3) When we’re able to campaign in a place like Iowa for several months and I can visit and talk to people individually, I do very well. That’s harder to do at this stage in the campaign,

4) He said he had hoped to spend more time in Kentucky earlier this week but was called back to Washington, D.C. for votes on Tuesday.

5) What it says is that I’m not very well known in that part of the country,” Obama said. “Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas. So it’s not surprising that she would have an advantage in some of those states in the middle.”

WOW FIVE complaints in one article. LOL

Obama said. “Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas.

Ok Barry there are not 57 States and Illinois borders Kentucky while Arkansas does not. Geography is not Hussein's strong point.

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Huckabee Quips About Gun Aimed At Obama

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Republican Mike Huckabee responded to an offstage noise during his speech to the National Rifle Association by suggesting it was Barack Obama diving to the floor because someone had aimed a gun at him.

Hearing a loud noise and interrupting his speech, Huckabee said: "That was Barack Obama. He just tripped off a chair. He's getting ready to speak and somebody aimed a gun at him and he—he dove for the floor."

There were only a few murmurs in the crowd after the remark.

The Obama campaign had no comment.

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

As soon as he said it, and didn’t get the response he expected, I’m sure he started thinking “maybe I shouldn’t make jokes about assassinations and Presidential candidates”.

I am NO fan of Obama but this will probably now be the topic of the news for days on end. augh! I wish Huckabbe YUK would just go back to Arkansas.

This doesn't just hurt him, but it hurts the reputation of responsible gun owners by suggesting that anyone at an NRA convention would do such a thing.

It reminds me of him doing this before when he went on a turkey or quail shoot in IA and took a shot over the heads of the reporters.

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Obama Fuming Over Bush Speech ~ LOL

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

This is just to funny! Obama has made two speeches about this and Bush never mentioned his name in his speech.LOL And to top it off Obama is doing one lie after the other. In the past Obama has said that he wants to sit down and talk to the terrorists.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:40 AM | Comments (9)

May 16, 2008

Russian Roulette McCain

McCain widens dialogue on blogs

Washington Times for ENTIRE article

Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign is trying to tap a new audience of potential voters by taking his campaign message straight to liberal and nonpolitical issues-based blogs, which reach millions of readers but don't often delve into conservative politics.
The strategy was in full swing yesterday when Mr. McCain invited non-conservative bloggers to join his regular blogger conference call, just hours after he delivered a major speech previewing his war strategy and other priorities for a first presidential term.
It already has started a war among liberal bloggers over how to react to Mr. McCain's overture.
Mr. McCain's campaign said the Web outreach is a logical extension of an attempt to reach voters beyond his base. It also builds on his successful use of conference calls with conservative bloggers during the Republican primary, which blunted many of the harshest criticisms of the senator.
"The plan is to take the work we've already built on with conservative bloggers and to open up a dialogue with non-conservative bloggers and even nonpolitical bloggers," said Patrick Hynes

OK now here are some other things that have to do with this:

A question and answer from his teleconference that stands out to me was this one......

You say you want to work towards bipartisanship. What positions would you be willing to appoint Democrats to in your administration?

"I have a clear record of working with Democrats. I don't have a specific position in mind, but I will ask the most capable people, Democrat or Republican, for a position. I will appoint Democrats to my administration."

And this is a snipet form his speech that he gave in Columbus, Ohio
Entire speech HERE

"If I am elected President, I will work with anyone who sincerely wants to get this country moving again. I will listen to any idea that is offered in good faith and intended to help solve our problems, not make them worse. I will seek the counsel of members of Congress from both parties in forming government policy before I ask them to support it. I will ask Democrats to serve in my administration. My administration will set a new standard for transparency and accountability. I will hold weekly press conferences. I will regularly brief the American people on the progress our policies have made and the setbacks we have encountered. When we make errors, I will confess them readily, and explain what we intend to do to correct them. I will ask Congress to grant me the privilege of coming before both houses to take questions, and address criticism, much the same as the Prime Minister of Great Britain appears regularly before the House of Commons."

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

McCain is being McCain, maybe that will be the new word for rino. Oh he's being a McCain. sigh

We want things to be done that protect our country, secure our borders, get rid of the scourge of illegals here already…we don’t want to hear more empty promises and rhetoric. We want someone who stands by their word and who puts America first.

We dont want your blind allegiance and ignorance over global warming, over Iraq, and other important international issues.

McCain really doesn’t know how to relate to conservatives.

Ronald Reagan speaking to the White House News Photographers’ Association 5/18/83: “There are some things that you and I have in common in addition to being on the opposite ends of the camera. For you, the darkroom is a place to develop film. For me, it’s a place the Democrats use as a think tank.”

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

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Diane Sawyer Suggestions For Hillary ~ HUH?!

Racial Politics Inside the Democratic Ranks

by Mike Gallagher

It had to be one of the single dumbest questions ever asked in the history of network television.

Diane Sawyer was chatting up James Carville, the irascible Clinton loyalist, about the West Virginia Democrat primary. She turned to Mr. Carville and, with a glint in her eye, asked something that almost caused him to fall flat out of his cushy 'Good Morning America' chair. At least I know I certainly would have keeled over had I been asked the same thing.

Referring to the much-reported exit polling in West Virginia that suggested that one out of five Clinton voters said that race was definitely a factor in their decision, Ms. Sawyer, who makes approximately 12 million dollars a year to ask questions on ABC-TV, said the following: "...should Sen. Clinton say she is rejecting the votes of anyone who votes based in any way on color of skin?"

I swear to you that Carville looked at her as if she had just suggested that a tiny alien creature was living in her left high-heeled shoe.

I'm glad that in the middle of his rambling, stumbling answer to possibly the goofiest question he's ever received, he managed to sheepishly point out that there were "probably a few black voters who have voted for Sen. Obama because of race as well."

A "few"? A FEW???

Surely Carville has seen the same data we all have regarding the racial component of Democrats who have cast votes for Obama and Sen. Clinton. And a die-hard liberal Dem like James Carville isn't about to admit on national TV what has turned into the not-so-secret secret of this Democrat primary season: black Democrats are overwhelmingly voting for the black candidate.

The story has been revealed state after state: 92% of the black vote in Mississippi for Obama; 91% of the black vote in Wisconsin for him; 84% of blacks went for Obama in Maryland; 87% in Ohio; and on and on.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Clinton captured 55% of the white vote in Texas; 64% of white voters in Ohio; and 66% in New Jersey, just to name a few. So while Sen. Clinton has garnered a fairly even percentage of white and black voters, blacks are simply voting in overwhelming percentages for Sen. Obama.

In a contest between two Democrat candidates with nearly indistinguishable policies, this is astoundingly alarming.

If Diane Sawyer wasn't so hell-bent on trying to make the case that white West Virginia voters were a bunch of bigots, she might have asked the exact same question of Sen. Obama and his supporters. The only problem with that scenario is that if Obama had to reject voters who selected him based "in any way" on race, he wouldn't have anyone left.

The mainstream media can't seem to ever cover the issue of race fairly. To realize that dopes like Diane Sawyer think they have a "gotcha" moment by referring to one out of five white voters in one small state while ignoring the giant elephant in the room of nearly 100% of blacks voting for Barack Obama everywhere else is preposterous.

It would be nice to believe that black Democrats all believe that Sen. Obama is truly the best person for the job. But if that were true, what would the media be saying if white voters were voting for Mrs. Clinton with such giant percentages? The answer is easy: the press would be denouncing a racist white America, a hate-filled electorate of despicable bigots who would dare to vote for someone solely on the color of their skin.

If I announced on my radio show that the only reason I'm voting for John McCain is because he's a white man, I can't imagine I'd have much of a career remaining. Unless my career included appearing at conventions of skinheads and Ku Klux Klansmen.

But once again, biased blacks get a pass. Very few people have the intestinal fortitude to admit that it's a crying shame that so many voters are blindly supporting someone for president because of his skin color. It would be the ultimate act of political incorrectness to point this out. Instead, whites in West Virginia -- and elsewhere -- are demonized as non-educated, racist morons.

It's easy to blame white Americans for just about every single racial conflict in America. But in doing so, we're not making much progress in terms of race relations.

Show me black Democrats who will vote for a candidate based on real qualifications and we'll be getting somewhere.

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

LOL this is so stupid what Sawyer said it had me laughing. Does she even think before she talks? Ifi nothing else this is a good example of how the mind of the left doesn't.

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B.Hussein Obama Has His Own "Sniper Tale"

Obama Claims No One Clapped During Detroit, MI Speech

In a speech on May 4, 2008, Obama claims nobody clapped during his 2007 speech in which he called for higher fuel efficiency standards in Detroit. In fact, the crowd clapped repeatedly and gave Obama a standing ovation.

Obama's sniper tale? When he stood up to Detroit's 'cold' shoulder

Los Angeles Times

Is this another Bosnian sniper incident, where a Democratic candidate for president describes a scene involving some personal courage, but later videotape shows that maybe perhaps it wasn't really quite all like that exactly?

Sen. Barack Obama, the leading Democratic candidate for his party's nomination, is very fond of telling receptive audiences the story about how last May he walked right into the automotive lion's den of Detroit and told those industrialists they were going to have to shape up, change the way they do things and start making more fuel-efficient vehicles to protect our environment.

"And I have to say," the straight-talking Obama tells his chuckling followers, "that when I delivered that speech, the room got really quiet. [Laughter] Nobody clapped."

Well, in honor of Obama's return campaign visit back to Michigan this week, someone -- perhaps Republicans, perhaps someone closer to home politically -- assembled videotape of Obama's oft-told tale and spliced it side by side with videotape of that actual Detroit speech.

You'll never guess what. The room wasn't quiet at all. Obama, in fact, got a loud round of applause. And at the end of his address the camera's view of him at the podium is partially blocked because the audience of local businesspeople and automotive executives was rising to give him a standing ovation.

There were no departure ceremonies after the speech because of sniper reports. Far too dangerous for that. It was all he could do then to duck his head and just run for the vehicles. See for yourself below.


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

More fun along the election train of maddness. hahaha

I honestly think telling a lie must come with the first breath a democrat takes when they are born.

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Marines Cannot Be Denied!! Fallujah Stomping!

This is a video from 2004. But it is worth seeing even now. This was during the fight for Fallujah. USMC doing what it does best.

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In Country With The 101st Airbourne

BALAD, Iraq -

As the ramp slammed down in the muck, the rain came howling in drenching the men who leapt off the back of the Chinook helicopter. The troopers hurried into the field of sloppy mud where they slipped and slid through the landing zone to reorganize in the pitch black Iraqi night.

Not even the moon was friendly on this mission, which would prove to be a testament to the guts of Army Infantrymen and to the determination of Charlie Company Soldiers to make even the most remote hamlets in the Salah ad-Din province safe from al Qaeda’s treachery.

Soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted Operation Helsinki Feb. 15 to clear out al Qaeda fighters from an area here that has typically not received much attention from Coalition Forces.

Helsinki was a combined counter-insurgency operation, which was conducted in partnership with the Iraqi Army, to help enable legitimate governmental organizations and to provide security for the citizens in the Bichigan peninsula, said 1st Sgt. Timothy Seeber, Charlie Company First Sergeant. Seeber called the Bichigan area, west of Balad, an al Qaeda safehaven that AQI flees to in order to avoid being killed or captured.

“AQI is on the run here and they know we have the means and mobility to kill or capture them where they hide,” said Seeber.

Helsinki began with a pre-dawn air assault into the fertile farmlands of the Bichigan area, which were heavily soaked with the early morning rain. With mud smeared on faces and firearms, Charlie Company Soldiers spent the day moving from house to house questioning residents and searching for AQI weapons caches along with Iraqi Army Soldiers.

The search turned up two weapons caches and resulted in the apprehension of a suspected AQI operative.
Since Charlie Company moved from FOB Caldwell near the Iranian border in early December, they have been instrumental in capturing three of the Balad area’s high value targets and have discovered numerous weapon caches, said Staff Sgt. Tommy Pafford.

Much of the success that Charlie Company has had is due largely to spending a great deal of time out among the people and to the Sons of Iraq movement, which has enabled U.S. and Iraqi Forces with quality intelligence about AQI operations in the area, said Pafford.

Spending time outside of the relative comfort of FOB Paliwoda has paid dividends for Charlie Company who often find themselves operating in austere conditions.

“Staying outside the wire overnight in the mud and cold is the norm for us,” said Pvt. First Class Michael LaChappelle, who along with his fellow Charlie Company troopers found himself without a helicopter ride back to base due to poor weather conditions.

After spending much of Operation Helsinki cold and wet, the “Rock” Soldiers would have to bear the elements under a foggy, black Iraqi sky until the weather improved.

“My guys would walk to the end of this Earth if they were asked to,” said Pafford. “They realize that this war is bigger than us."

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Actor Bradley Cooper Comes to GITMO

Actor Bradley Cooper chats with some Marines during a bus tour of Guantanamo Bay as part of his visit May 2-4.
Joint Task Force Guantanamo conducts interrogation operations to collect strategic intelligence in support of the Global War on Terror and supports law enforcement and war crimes investigations. JTF Guantanamo is committed to the safety and security of American service members and civilians working inside its detention facilities.

By Megan Burnham
Joint Task Force Guantanamo Public Affairs


Some people may know him as Will Tippin, the best friend to Sydney Bristow on the TV show “Alias.” Others may know him as the villainous boyfriend in “Wedding Crashers.” However, when he visited the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay May 2-4, he introduced himself with his real name and identity: Bradley Cooper.

Cooper, a Philadelphia native, currently resides in Venice, Calif. where he works and owns a little house with a couple of dogs. He moved from New York to Los Angeles, in 2001 to take the job for the Alias series.

Due to positive feedback from friends who went on tour in Afghanistan six months ago, Cooper requested to participate in a similar tour with the United Services Organization, an association that helps the American public show support to service members.

The actor had some free time and when USO asked if he wanted to go to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he jumped at the chance. This was his first visit to a U.S. Naval Station; in fact, this was his first visit to any military base.

“I’m here to show my support, say hello and learn more about the military and what they’re doing, especially here in Guantanamo Bay,” said Cooper.

The event, sponsored by the USO and Morale Welfare and Recreation, provided troopers (especially Bradley Cooper fans) the opportunity to meet with the star, take photos with him as well as acquire signed photographs.

Traveling with the celebrity was his buddy Dave Bugliari, USO Entertainment producer Tracy Thede, and Liberty Coordinator Jeffrey Shaw.

The “Handshake Tour” consisted of three busy days around the base, including a visit to Camp Delta, Camp 6, the Northeast Gate and Water Gate, and the Port Security Unit, as well as recreational activities.

“I am absolutely blown away; it’s very educational,” said Cooper. “Going into the camps definitely took it out of the TV and put it into real life.”

Troopers and civilians attended scheduled site visits at the Marine Hill Liberty Center, the Navy Exchange Atrium, and the Deer Point Liberty Center to meet the actor.

“It’s cool that he’s taking the time out of his day to come down here,” remarked Andrew Kolbek at the NEX visit. “It shows that he cares what we are doing and why we’re doing it.”
“He is setting the morale for the whole base,” added Micah Howard, also in attendance. “It’s a good thing he’s doing – we really appreciate it.”

The meet-and-greet event ran smoothly largely due to Thede’s efforts, as well as Craig Basel and Jeffrey Shaw from MWR.

“The MWR folks, they’re phenomenal,” Thede said about Basel and Shaw. “They go above and beyond to make sure that as many creature comforts as possible are here for the service members.”

Before Cooper left the island, he shared some parting words to everyone he came in contact with this past weekend.

“Thank you all so much for how generous you’ve been with your gratitude, and being able to talk to us,” he said. “We’re so happy to support you, and I hope that you all feel that from us and that anything we can do, we’re willing to do it.”

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

I hope Cooper shared about his trip with others when he got back and told them to go visit our troops as well. Spread the word and show the support. Our military are America's true stars and heroes.

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May 15, 2008

Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit'

A small part of President Bush's speech the dems are complaining about

Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit'


Sen. Joe Biden, piling on to Democratic complaints about President Bush’s speech in Israel today:

“This is bullshit, this is malarkey. This is outrageous, for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, to sit in the Knesset . . . and make this kind of ridiculous statement.”
Speaking before the Knesset, Bush said that “some people” believe the United States “should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along."
"We have heard this foolish delusion before," Bush said. "As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is—the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."

Democrats have interpreted the comments as an attack on Sen. Barack Obama, and Biden, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that the president was out of line.

“He is the guy who has weakened us,” he said. “He has increased the number of terrorists in the world. It is his policies that have produced this vulnerability that the U.S. has. It’s his [own] intelligence community [that] has pointed this out, not me.”

Biden noted that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have both suggested that the United States ought to find a way to talk more with its enemies.

"If he thinks this is appeasement, is he going to come back and fire his own cabinet?” Biden asked. “Is he going to fire Condi Rice?”

In a separate statement, Sen. John Kerry said that Bush "is still playing the disgusting and dangerous political game Karl Rove perfected, which is insulting to every American and disrespectful to our ally Israel. George Bush should be making Israel secure, not slandering Barack Obama from the Knesset."

The White House insists that Bush wasn’t referring specifically to Obama, an argument that Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) called "baloney."
"There is no escaping what the president is doing," said Durbin, who supports Obama. "It is an attack on Sen. Obama’s position that we should not be avoiding even those we disagree with when it comes to negotiations and diplomacy."
Durbin called Bush's remarks "unfair and really unfortunate."

HERE it is........ Remarks by the President Bush to Members of the Knesset

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

First of all Bush did NOTHING wrong, this is all BS from the traitors in our country the LEFT. Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and his apology tours when he was President THEY were the ones that should be punished for their treason.

President Bush hit a nerve with the terrorist lovers in our country. LOL Good one Bush!

Typical treasonous demoncrats. They are a sickening bunch of weasels, cowards and yellow-bellies, hell-bent to destroy what remains of the United States of America.

And I will add this, McCain wanting to be President should be saying stuff like Bush is saying instead of this touchie feeling global warming, let's have a Rodney King why can't we all just get along presidential run. SICKENING!

ok that felt good to get that out. hahaha

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Obama's Intro For Edwards ~ So Much For Presidential

Note at the time on the video at 1:40............ that is where he starts to introduce Edwards and you can hear what I noticed last night while watching this on TV.

Obama and John Edwards at a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich

"Please give it up for my friend John Edwards”

So what will we have to expect if B. Hussein Obama wins? It is just something that when he said it last night introducing John Edwards, it stuck out like a sore thumb. I have heard it used a lot. Especially during things like the Music awards shows etc. Sometimes on late night TV talk shows, Leno etc. But never by any of our politicians in office and never by a President. LOL

Future White House Intros...

“Let’s give it up for Secretary of State...”
“Let’s give it up for Prime Minister....”

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Paratroopers Join Afghan Forces to Take Control of Bridge, Checkpoint

Paratroopers Join Afghan Forces to Take Control of Bridge, Checkpoint

BY Staff Sgt. Brandon Aird
173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team
Public Affairs Office


Operation Mountain Highway II began in Afghanistan's eastern Nuristan province in late April.

The operation started April 22 when Soldiers from International Security Assistance Force and the Afghan National Army made a simultaneously night air assault onto three mountains above Gowerdesh Bridge.

Afghan and American Soldiers created Observation Posts Mace, Hatchet and Brick, which enabled the Afghan Border Police and ANA to drive up from the south and seize the bridge April 26.

"It was (a very) synchronized air assault to get everybody in," said Capt. John Williams, commander of the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry's Headquarters and Headquarters Troop. "Over four months of planning was put into this operation."

During the planning phase, ABP members participated in training on weapons, vehicle searches, first aid and reacting to enemy contact, said Capt. Kafi Gwira, an ABP embedded tactical trainer from Chicago. The ABP were also issued new uniforms, weapons, ammunition and equipment for the operation.

"We got them ready to seize the bridge for good this time," said Gwira. "The ABP will now maintain a presence at the bridge at all times."

The ANA built three local observation posts near the bridge during the first few days of the operation, which were handed over to the ABP a few days later.

"The reason why this bridge is so critical is that it's one of the last ones left for insurgents to use," said Williams. "If they can't use the Gowerdesh Bridge, this severely limits their capabilities in this area."

The bridge has been a key altercation point between insurgents and Afghan forces over the last year. Numerous firefights between ISAF and insurgents have occurred near the bridge, and last summer insurgents drove off the ABP and destroyed their security checkpoint.

"They need strong positions, which is why we provided the engineers to build the bunker positions at the bridge," said Williams. "They also needed local OPs, which we're building near the bridge. So now we can see all the area around us. The enemy can't come here unimpeded like they have been."

ISAF forces will continue to operate two of three larger observation posts to support the ABP, but once the bunkers and fighting positions are built the ABP will take over operations there.

Operation Mountain Highway II is an ongoing operation, but Williams said it's already considered a great success.

"Since we have secured this bridge, we can now bring development to this region," he said. "We can fix the road and bring economic and government development here. The insurgents have lost the upper hand in this area."

The 1-91st is part of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, a U.S. Army Europe unit based in Vicenza, Italy.

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

God bless our Airbourne!

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"Operation: Rock The Casbah"

"Operation: Rock The Casbah" by the 2-3 Mafia, from "Outside The Wire". Filmed Feb-Apr 2007.

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

LOL I love this and also how the citizens get involved as well.

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May 14, 2008

Jackie and Dunlap Red State Update ~ LOL

And this one:

Jackie and Dunlap discuss Obama's Preacher Rev. Wright

....Thank you Mark this is so funny.

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Paratrooper On Cover of Best-Selling Book "American Heroes"

New book out: American Heroes: In the Fight against Radical Islam Author Oliver North and editor Chuck Holton Pub. Date: May 2008

Sgt. 1st Class John Duggins (left), a platoon sergeant with B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, and Loneoak, Texas-native Pfc. Tommy Shumpert, a S.A.W. gunner, patrol through the streets of the Graya'at neighborhood in Baghdad's Adhamiyah District

Paratrooper Makes the Cover of Best-selling Author’s New Book

By Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Public Affairs


Even though he is a decorated veteran of the war in Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class John Duggins doesn’t think of himself as an “American Hero.”

So it came as quite a surprise when Duggins saw his face on the cover of a new book with that name written by best-selling author Oliver North.

“People started calling me up as soon as they saw it saying, ‘Hey, you’re on the cover of a book!’ I was like, ‘Yeah, right. Shut up,” recounted Duggins, 37, a platoon sergeant with Battery B of the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment.

At first, Duggins thought his buddies were playing a prank on him, but they were telling the truth – it is indeed his face staring out from the front cover of North’s just-released book, “American Heroes.”

The book is a tribute to U.S. military personnel serving on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan.

" We were looking for a Captain America photo, and that one just jumped out at us,” said Chuck Holton, the book’s co-author, who ended up selecting Duggins’ photo from a pool of hundreds of other possibilities.

The photo has already made Duggins famous in his hometown of Madison, N.C. His picture is hanging up on the wall at the local tavern.

On the other hand, Duggins’ newfound celebrity has also earned him some ribbing from his fellow paratroopers.

“We all say, ‘Hey, what’s up, American Hero?” said Capt. Josh Richardson, Duggins’ battery commander.

Duggins, a humble man of few words, said he prefers to avoid the spotlight. He said he didn’t do anything worthy of a spot on the front cover, even suggesting that a different photo on the back of the book of a Soldier carrying a wounded comrade would have been a better choice.

“That should be the one on the cover. That’s the real hero,” Duggins said modestly.

But if Duggins wasn’t exactly thrilled to be in the limelight, his two sons, Taylor, 15, and Cody, 13, were more enthusiastic about the book. Taylor even gave it the ultimate teenage endorsement.

“It’s cool. I put it up on my MySpace page,” he said.

Duggins’ appearance on the book’s cover even earned him a chance to meet with Oliver North personally. As fate would have it, North was passing through Fayetteville on a book signing tour and arranged to meet Duggins after a signing at a local Barnes & Noble book store May 6.

At the store, a line of customers clutching copies of “American Heroes” for North to sign snaked out the door. Some of them did double takes when they saw Duggins waiting outside with his family. One man recognized Duggins from the cover photo.

“Wow, he even looks mean in real life,” the man noted.
“No he doesn’t,” Ruth Duggins said protectively.

Marine Oliver North (left) autographs a copy of his new book "American Heroes," for Sgt. 1st Class John Duggins (right), of Madison, N.C. at a book store in Fayetteville, N.C., May 6. A photograph of Duggins, a platoon sergeant with Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, appears on the book's cover.

After the signing was over, Duggins and his family were taken into a back area of the store to meet with Oliver North privately. When North entered the room, he gave Duggins a giant bear hug.

North, a former lieutenant colonel in the Marines and a war hero in his own right, said he has nothing but admiration for Duggins and all the other Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines serving in today’s Armed Forces. He said Duggins was the perfect choice to appear on the cover of his book.

“He represents a generation of American heroes that the American people need to know,” North said.

North presented Duggins and his sons with free, signed copies of “American Heroes,” and then asked Duggins to autograph a few copies for him. Like a seasoned pro Duggins began scrawling his name across the front covers of a stack of books.

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ECO McCain Goes Green ~ Gore Must Be Proud

McCain's frontpage at his Presidential run website.


I clicked on the little GREEN box and this is the page that came up.

His Climate Change page LINK HERE

At that page, McCain has a petition ( it would not all fit in the graphic above at my blog) where you can sign saying that you trust McCain to" protect our enviroment by using effectice market based solutions. "

OK now if you click on McCain's Online Store .....and then notice among the list of things you can buy it says......"GO GREEN".

LOL ok I clicked on Go Green and well here you go, McCain has this.............

At his GO Green page you can oder shirts, hats etc. for GO Green with MCcain.

One of the problems is that he is ignoring the very large numbers of scientists who are arguably more credible that hold a considerably more conservative view.

Rush spoke about McCain's going green yesterday and he was excellent:
Transcript snipets:

"When it comes to global warming and the 'fixes' for this hoax, our goose is cooked. It doesn't matter who you vote for president; we're going to get a liberal Democrat approach to fixing something that doesn't exist. It's just going to add up to more taxes."

"Senator McCain is sounding more and more like he's trying to position himself as a vice presidential candidate for Obama rather than as a Republican presidential candidate."

"I'm really conflicted here. I have not faced a situation where a major Republican presidential candidate sounds just like a liberal Democrat, and I know of no other thing to do than to tell you the truth: This is embarrassing, and it is frightening."

"I don't care whether you look at Obama or McCain; you are looking at people who want to recreate policies of the past under new names. But those of us who still proudly call ourselves Reagan conservatives are the ones looking forward."

"Now, back to McCain. I... I don't know. You people at the GOP and the RNC -- do you have any idea what you've done here? Do you have the slightest idea what you've done here?"

"Well, one thing I do know is that I'm 57 years old, and every winter that I've been alive, it's been cold. And every summer I have sweated myself silly outside in high humidity and high temperatures."

"President Bush is going to go to Saudi Arabia this week to ask King Abdullah to increase oil production. I want you to think about something before we come back: What's wrong with that? Because there's something really wrong with it."

"Oh, I see now. We're going to get our reputation restored by becoming just like those little pansy countries who couldn't defend themselves if their lives depended on it -- that's how we're going to get our respect back."

"An SUV hog hybrid is fine and dandy with me. We have one here! There's nothing chintzy about it -- you know, nothing white-wine-and-brie about this thing."

"'He doesn't really mean this, Rush.' I can't take that chance! I've never heard McCain so enthused! He was more passionate in this speech than I've heard him in years about anything -- other than maybe amnesty for illegal aliens."

"It's outrageous that we have American leaders willing to facilitate an attack on capitalism via this global warming hoax, who then have the audacity to say that what we're going to be doing is somehow related to 'free markets'."


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

Once McCain clinched the nomination, he had roughly nine months to earn conservative votes. Three months have passed...and he's actually moved further to the left, seemingly turning his back on the party's base. What a mess!

Pray for our country, and like Tom has ammo! Now is the time to get ready for whatever we might have happen no matter who wins this thing.

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To Our Troops Thank you

You Raise Me Up

The music of Josh Groban and starring our awesome soldiers.

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

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Screaming Eagle's Stay Connected to Vietnam-era Brethren While Serving in Iraq

Tiger Force Soldiers scan rooftops in Bayji, Iraq during a recent mission. From Vietnam to Iraq, Tiger Force Soldiers have been at the tip of the spear.Tiger Force, which is part of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, is the most highly decorated platoon sized element in the U.S. Army. Tiger Forces Soldiers, past and present, maintain close ties. (U.S. Army photo/Spc. Rick L. Rzepka)

Tiger Force Soldiers investigate a building suspected of being used to store black market fuel in Bayji, Iraq

Uncommon Bond: Screaming Eagle’s Stay Connected to Vietnam-era Brethren While Serving in Iraq

By Spc. Rick Rzepka
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

BAYJI, Iraq - This ain’t your father’s Army. Some say it’s a kinder, gentler Army, wary of political correctness and public perceptions. Some say that this has caused soldiers to lose touch with their roots, to disconnect themselves from the past. But for one Infantry platoon, at the heart of the fight in Iraq, some things never change and they are neither kind nor gentle.

Somewhere, in the dusty expanse of the Salah ad Din province in Iraq, the Tigers are lurking. They patiently wait for their prey in the city and in the desert. They are keenly aware, not only of their immediate surroundings, but of their heritage as well. They know they have some big boots to fill.

Tiger Force, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is the most highly decorated platoon sized element in the U.S. Army.

Over the past 48 years, Tiger Force Soldiers have earned two Medals of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, numerous Silver Stars for valor and countless other commendations. Names like Hackworth, Gertsch, and Gardner are synonymous with the Tiger legacy, which began in the sweltering jungles of Vietnam.

In 1965, as the Vietnam War picked up steam, Army brass recognized a need for more unconventional, guerilla style warfare. A young Lt. Colonel in the 101st Airborne Division named David Hackworth proposed that by utilizing small, highly trained units, Vietcong tactics could be effectively countered. The brass liked what they heard and the Tigers were born through highly experienced, hand selected volunteers from the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division.

Their mission: “To out guerilla the guerillas,” according to Hackworth, or as MoH recipient Staff Sgt. John G. Gertsch said, “How to really be there, but not be there.”
“During the Vietnam years, Tiger Force went through many changes in the full spectrum,” said Hank “Doc” Ortega, who served as a Tiger Force medic in 1968. During their time in Vietnam, Tiger Force Soldiers ran the gauntlet of small unit operations, from scouts, ready reaction and long range reconnaissance. “We were basically the eyes and ears of the battalion commander,” he said.
“Here is a platoon deep-rooted in history and tradition,” said Lt. Col. Peter Wilhelm, “Above the Rest” Battalion Commander. “A platoon that I reserve for the best of the best,” he said.

Tigers today, still serve at the behest of the battalion commander in the surly terrain of the Salah ad Din province. To pigeon-hole the Tigers, would be to say that they simply serve as the battalion’s sniper and recon asset, but like their predecessors in Vietnam they have found themselves covering down on a wide array of missions and have been instrumental in taking high-value targets, weapons caches and improvised explosive devices off of the streets, as well as conducting various non-lethal operations.

“We do what is necessary in the area of operations to defeat IED’s, secure high –value targets and support the division’s effort,” said Sgt. Josh Smith, Tiger Force sniper section team leader. “Today’s battlefield requires so much more out of every element,” he said. “There’s no arguing that what we are doing today is the graduate level of warfare. You’ve got to think outside the box or wind up in a box.”
For Smith and other Tiger Force Soldiers, preserving the Tiger’s legacy is an important part of the job. “We do everything with the past in mind,” said Smith. “The bond that the current members have with the past members is unbelievable,” he said.

During a 101st Airborne reunion event dubbed “Week of the Eagles”, in the summer of 2000, Ortega and other Tiger Force veterans returned to Fort Campbell, KY, to give young Soldiers a glimpse into their past and have been dropping in on the Tigers ever since.

“We gave these young men back their history,” said Ortega. “We brought names like James Gardner and John Gertsch to life because we knew these men and served with them,” he said. “They are not just names on a wall to us, and the young guys deserve to be connected to that history.”
In garrison, it is not uncommon for an old Tiger to stop by the battalion to see how the platoon is coming along. During these visits, tales are swapped and the vets get a chance to check out the newest tools of the trade. “Back in the day they were using M-14 rifles with big old Starlight scopes and they were really impressed with the new gear,” said Smith. “They get a kick out of it and we get a kick out of doing it because it’s just old meets new.”

In today’s rapidly evolving force, Soldiers often overlook the history of their units and have little or no link with the warriors who came before them.

“I would say it’s very rare,” said Smith. “I’m in touch with at least a dozen Vietnam-era, Tiger Force vets, and a few in between,” he said. “We are very much a big extended family.”

Veterans of Tiger Force send care packages and essential items to their deployed brethren in Iraq and have acted as a support system through the hard times.

“December was a bad month for us,” said Smith. On Dec. 4, 2007, Tiger Force lost its Platoon Leader, Capt. Adam Snyder and two fellow Soldiers, Sgt. Eric Hernandez and Pvt. Dwayne White to an IED attack. The loss was devastating to Tiger Force Soldiers both young and old.
“When we lost men on Dec. 4th of 2007, it felt the same to us vets as when we lost those we served with…exactly the same,” said Ortega. “These young guys are our brothers.” Tiger Force veterans were in attendance at each fallen Soldier’s funeral services and were there to provide support to loved ones. “They got in touch with the families, made trips for support and basically did everything they could to make them as comfortable as they could be in their time mourning,” said Smith. “You’re not going to see that level of dedication, 40 years later, in many other places,” he said.

For Ortega, supporting the Tigers isn’t a random act of kindness, it’s fulfilling the oath of honor and country.

“For my own part, my wife and I spent almost two months at Ft. Sam Houston at the bedside of a Tiger who was wounded, assisting him and his family with his recovery,” said Ortega. “I would work in the aid-station if I could.”
“Doc” Ortega’s selfless-service to his country and to the Tigers is the model upon which the latest generation looks up to.
“All I can hope for is that the new Tigers are as receptive to the older guys as we are,” said Smith. “They go so far above and beyond. So many people get out of the Army and leave it all behind,” said Smith. “They are who we are.”
Ortega would like to see more of these uncommon bonds forged between warrior generations. “I think that more and more Vietnam-era veterans, especially of combat units, are making an effort to relocate their buddies and as a part of that effort, they are sometimes making contact with their younger counterparts at the reunions,” said Ortega
“We need to make this sort of contact and support far less unusual.”
For Smith and the rest of the Tigers in Iraq, bridging the generation gap has bred a sense of respect and admiration to the Tiger name. “We’re just proud to know them, you know? “The best thing for us is for them to feel like they’re still part of the team.”

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May 13, 2008

Republican Energy Plan Gets Shot Down by Dems and Rino's ~ McCain WIMPS Out On Vote!

The Senate has rejected a Republican energy plan that calls for opening an Alaska wildlife refuge and some offshore waters to oil development. Supporters of the measure couldn’t get the needed 60 votes to overcome a Democratic-led filibuster threat.

Senate votes to halt oil reserve shipments


The Senate, in a direct challenge to President Bush, voted Tuesday to temporarily halt the shipment of thousands of barrels of oil a day into the government's emergency reserve. Both Democrats and Republicans said such shipments make no sense when oil is costing more than $120 a barrel and could better be used to add supplies to a tight market and possibly lower prices.

We are buying the most expensive crude oil in the history of the world and storing it," said Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D. "When American consumers are burning at the stake by high energy prices, the government ought not be carrying the wood."

Until both chambers of Congress pass the emergency reserve directive and Bush signs it — or Congress enacts it over a presidential veto — the legislation has no force of law. But the Senate's message to the president Tuesday was a strong one.

With Republicans joining Democrats, senators voted 97-1 to suspend the shipments — averaging about 70,000 barrels a day — until the end of the year. Only Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., voted against the measure.

The House was scheduled to vote on a similar directive later in the day. The Senate measure was added to legislation on flood insurance that passed shortly after the oil reserve vote.

Bush has been steadfast in continuing shipments of oil to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a system of underground salt domes on the Gulf Coast, arguing that the stockpile should be filled to its maximum capacity of 727 million barrels. It currently is 97 percent full at 701 million barrels, equal to two months of oil imports.

The reserve was created in the 1970s as a precaution against major interruptions of oil supplies.

Senators said the stockpile is big enough to meet any emergency.

Dorgan acknowledged that Tuesday's vote was "a small step forward" as Congress grapples with ways to respond to soaring fuel prices that have pushed gasoline prices to nearly $4 a gallon after a winter of record heating bills.

It's uncertain how much effect — if any — putting 70,000 barrels a day of crude onto the U.S. market that uses more than 21 million barrels a day would have. Dorgan said it could send a signal and curb market speculation.

"It could have a chance of reducing the price a small amount," said Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., who joined the chorus against continuing the shipments. "But make no bones about it, this is no big energy policy. This is one little thing we can do."

Earlier, the Senate rejected a broader Republican energy plan that called for opening an Alaska wildlife refuge and some offshore waters to oil development. Supporters of the measure couldn't get the needed 60 votes to overcome a Democratic-led filibuster threat.

Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said more domestic oil production is needed to keep prices in check and to reduce U.S. dependence on oil imports. "We cannot repeal the law of supply and demand....We need to increase supply in order to lower gas prices," said McConnell.

But opponents said areas such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and coastal waters that have been off limits to drilling for 25 years ought to remain that out of bounds to oil companies. The GOP measure, defeated Tuesday by a vote of 56-42, would have allowed coastal states to get a waiver to the offshore drilling ban.

"We can't drill our way to lower prices," said Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill.

The president has given no indication that he will move to halt shipments to the oil reserve, short of a congressional directive.

"Our position hasn't changed," said White House press secretary Dana Perino earlier this week. She said the president believes the emergency reserve needs to be increased "in order to protect ourselves against oil shocks" and that the oil being put in — a tenth of one percent of global production — "would have a negligible impact on gas prices" if put into the market.

Democratic Sens. Barack Obama of Illinois and Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, interrupting their presidential campaigns, voted to halt the oil reserve deliveries. Sen. John McCain, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, was not present for the vote.

The VOTE and who voted and how they voted.


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

Where the HELL has common sense gone??!!

McCain 'sat this one out' (didn't vote). McCain has no excuse for not being there, as Obama and Clinton cast their votes.

OK so I have to say this about McCain and his wimping out on the vote. If he can screw the conservatives and our country..... well he has and will and he just proved it once again. Sorry but if he wants my vote he has to take my condemnation with it and there will be plenty of it, bet on it McCainiac! My vote is dead on serious and I take it personally when you mess with my country. You already messed with our POW's!!!!!

Good grief, Elizabeth Dole? How disappointing. sheesh! Sorry Liz, hate to see you turned into a rino.

Bush should go on TV weekly and read the list of congressmen who voted against new drilling.

We have the Chinese drilling off our borders....we have billions of gallons of oil in the ground waiting to be tapped....but, NOOOOO....we can’t do that...we must buy our oil from across the oceans from people who hate us, and build gold plated toilets with our money.

This ends the hope of drilling in Alaska for a decade or more. Whomever wins in November they’ve all gone on record as being against drilling.

McCain is part of the problem. He's one of the Gang of 14. Too bad we don't have a conservative candidate running for the GOP. All the candidates are leftists. All global warming Kool-Aid drinkers. All open borders enthusiasts. All Senators with no experience in governing. All three are ignorant of how to run a business and make a payroll.

Bin Laden set out to bring the us economy to its knees. While hiding out, OPEC is doing it for him, with the help of the dems and the rino's.

The McCain platform: High energy costs and lots and lots of illegal immigrants. He says he’s tough on security but he condones a slow-motion invasion across our borders.

With the 3 horrible people we have running for President, God have mercy on America!

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U.S. Drops Charges Against Saudi In Sept. 11 Attacks

US drops charges against Saudi in Sept. 11 attacks

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico


The Pentagon has dropped charges against a Saudi at Guantanamo who was alleged to have been the so-called "20th hijacker" in the Sept. 11 attacks, his U.S. military defense lawyer said Monday.

Mohammed al-Qahtani was one of six men charged by the military in February with murder and war crimes for their alleged roles in the 2001 attacks. Authorities say al-Qahtani missed out on taking part in the attacks because he was denied entry to the U.S. by an immigration agent.

But in reviewing the case, the convening authority for military commissions, Susan Crawford, decided to dismiss the charges against al-Qahtani and proceed with the arraignment for the other five, said Army Lt. Col. Bryan Broyles, the Saudi's military lawyer.

Crawford dismissed the charges Friday without prejudice, meaning they can be filed again later, but the defense only learned about it Monday, Broyles told The Associated Press.

The attorney said he could not comment on the reasons for the dismissal until discussing the case with lawyers for the other five defendants. Officials previously said al-Qahtani had been subjected to a harsh interrogation authorized by former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Gordon, confirmed the case was proceeding against the five defendants and that their arraignment will be within 30 days of the charges being served at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Gordon declined further comment since the Office of Military Commissions had not yet released the formal announcement about the legal developments.

The five defendants include Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the terrorist attacks in 2001 that killed nearly 3,000 people, and Ramzi Binalshibh, who is said to have been the main intermediary between the hijackers and al-Qaida leaders. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for all of them.

Their trial is the first capital case thus far before the military tribunals at Guantanamo, where the U.S. holds about 270 men on suspicion of terrorism or links to al-Qaida and the Taliban. The military has said it plans to prosecute about 80 prisoners in the first U.S. military war crimes tribunals since World War II.

Authorities have said they plan to broadcast the trials to military bases in the United States so relatives of the victims of the attacks can see the proceedings.

Critics of the tribunals have faulted a rule that allows judges to decide whether to allow evidence that may have been obtained with "coercion." U.S. authorities have acknowledged that Mohammed was subjected to waterboarding by CIA interrogators and that al-Qahtani was treated harshly at Guantanamo.

Al-Qahtani in October 2006 recanted a confession he said he made after he was tortured and humiliated at Guantanamo.
The alleged torture, which he detailed in a written statement, included being beaten, restrained for long periods in uncomfortable positions, threatened with dogs, exposed to loud music and freezing temperatures and stripped nude in front of female personnel.
The U.S. has alleged that al-Qahtani, who military records show is about 28, barely missed becoming the 20th hijacker on Sept. 11, 2001. The Saudi was denied entry into the country by immigration agents at the airport in Orlando, Florida.
At the time, he had more than US$2,400 in cash, no return plane ticket and lead hijacker Mohamed Atta was waiting for him, the military has said.

Separately Monday, Gordon said the Pentagon has not decided whether to appeal a ruling that ousted a top legal official from a detainee case scheduled to become the first to go to trial at Guantanamo Bay.

In a ruling last week, a military judge at Guantanamo found that Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann, the legal adviser for the tribunals, lacks neutrality and should not participate in the case against a Yemeni who is a former driver for Osama bin Laden. His trial is set for June 2.

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

OH well good I feel so much safer now.....NOT!

At the time, he had more than US$2,400 in cash, no return plane ticket and lead hijacker Mohamed Atta was waiting for him, the military has said.

Oh. Okay. Let him go... What the hell?!?

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O ( hamas) bama

Obama on Zionism and Hamas

The .....for entire article

Jeffrey Goldberg

The Hamas leader Ahmed Yousef did Barack Obama no favor recently when he said: “We like Mr. Obama and we hope that he will win the election.” John McCain jumped on this statement, calling it a “legitimate point of discussion,” and tied it to Obama’s putative softness on Iran, whose ever-charming president last week called Israel a “stinking corpse” and predicted its “annihilation.”

Jeffrey Goldberg and an interview with Obama on Israel:

(these are snipets from the interview)

JG: You’ve talked about the role of Jews in the development of your thinking.

BO: One of the things that is frustrating about the recent conversations on Israel is the loss of what I think is the natural affinity between the African-American community and the Jewish community, one that was deeply understood by Jewish and black leaders in the early civil-rights movement but has been estranged for a whole host of reasons that you and I don’t need to elaborate.

JG: Do you think that Israel is a drag on America’s reputation overseas?

BO: No, no, no. But what I think is that this constant wound, that this constant sore, does infect all of our foreign policy. The lack of a resolution to this problem provides an excuse for anti-American militant jihadists to engage in inexcusable actions, and so we have a national-security interest in solving this, and I also believe that Israel has a security interest in solving this because I believe that the status quo is unsustainable.

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

Obama and his mad wife hmmmm ....let's see can't you just see them traveling to Israel and his wife telling how down trodden she has been in America and how she understands how the PLO feel.

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McCain Pushes 'Cap-And-Trade' Plan to Fight Global Warming

McCain Pushes 'Cap-And-Trade' Plan to Fight Global Warming

Business and Media

GOP presidential nominee John McCain is using the idea of global togetherness to promote “a cap-and-trade system” to battle climate change.

He said “Americans and Europeans need to get serious about substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years or we will hand over a much-diminished world to our grandchildren.”

According to the Arizona senator, whose opinion column appeared in the March 19 Financial Times, the United States needs to work with Europe to create a replacement for the Kyoto treaty.

“We need a successor to Kyoto, a cap-and-trade system that delivers the necessary environmental impact in an economically responsible manner.” He said America needs to be willing to be “persuaded” by our European allies. McCain’s column was headlined “America must be a good role model.”

However, he never addressed the potential costs of his proposal.

McCain talked about Americans and Europeans leading together but only said he wanted to “encourage the participation of the rest of the world, including most importantly, the developing economic powerhouses of China and India.”

But experience has already shown that government intervention in environmental issues can have negative consequences. Ethanol mandates have artificially inflated demand for corn and affected grocery prices. And recent studies have shown ethanol isn’t any better for the environment than burning fossil fuels.

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

Oh shut up McCain. You aren’t helping getting yourself elected with stupid talk like that. At the very least, you could try keep up to date on the “global warming” farce instead of trying to be “popular” and parroting that idiotic nonsense..

Please God send us a miracle, send us someone else to vote for. waaaaa

McCain’s Cap and Trade system would allows for gradual reduction of emissions would control business production and create more bureaucracy to issue permits...require more accountability of govt to meet goals and deadlines.This is 1 step short of nationalizing businesses.

After they go after the big boys, Cap and Trade will be applied to you and I......we will be tracked as they drive down your standard of living.

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Islam Over Runs London Streets

Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.

Front Page Magazine

April 21st 2008

Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called 'religious rights.'

When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to 'the reasonable' Muslim demands for their 'religious rights,' they also get the other components under the table. Here's how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007)).

As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:

United States -- Muslim 1.0%
Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
China -- Muslim 1%-2%
Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

Denmark -- Muslim 2%
Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%
Spain -- Muslim 4%
Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.

They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. ( United States ).

France -- Muslim 8%
Philippines -- Muslim 5%
Sweden -- Muslim 5%
Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad &Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions ( Paris --car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats ( Amsterdam - Mohammed cartoons).

Guyana -- Muslim 10%
India -- Muslim 13.4%
Israel -- Muslim 16%
Kenya -- Muslim 10%
Russia -- Muslim 10-15%

After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:
Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

Albania -- Muslim 70%
Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
Sudan -- Muslim 70%

After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
Egypt -- Muslim 90%
Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
Iran -- Muslim 98%
Iraq -- Muslim 97%
Jordan -- Muslim 92%
Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
Palestine -- Muslim 99%
Syria -- Muslim 90%
Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace -- there's supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:

Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
Somalia -- Muslim 100%
Yemen -- Muslim 99.9%

Of course, that's not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

"Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel." – Leon Uris, 'The Haj'

It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate.


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

Just like the liberals and their PC demands and socialist agenda for America inch by inch getting their way in our country. I can see the followers of Islam doing the same thing. We already have seen changes happen in our country, at schools, gyms, grocery stores, airports, the list has begun.

I wish more people loved America and wanted to know what is happening. I wish they realized how the people we put in leadership have a tremendous effect on what will happen to our countries future.

But instead they chant "yes we can" and want a movement of promises labeled Change. Instead they only want to listen to the deep anger filled furrowed headed foreheads filled with hate and resentment for the shallow disappointment of being black and not white.

Too stupid to care how many Muslim groups endorse this couple the Obama's. Too filled with themselves to care what happens to the USA in 4 years, 8 years, 12 years. Too ignorant to read and learn the damage the Clinton's did during their reign of terror that we as a country still have not recovered from.

Lazy and selfish, these self involved twists motivated more by the me syndrome then why is my country the land of the free. How can I thank a Veteran today, how can I send a thank you to our troops for all they do.

The USA with no trouble at all could easily move up the list of higher percentages of Muslims you see above. I truly fear for the future of our land. All I can think of is how grateful I am to know each one of you and your passion for love of our beloved America. Your friendship and comments mean more to me then you will ever know, your hearts wanting the best for our country. In this I am deeply grateful.

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May 12, 2008

Human Shield Movement To Iran Receives 10,000th Pledge

Human Shield Movement to Iran receives 10,000th pledge

payvand's news

The Human Shield Movement has announced it reached its 10,000th pledge member. The lucky guy to sign on as a Human Shield Volunteer number ten thousand is Steven Morris from Birmingham UK. Morris has pledged to use his body as a “human shield” against an “attack on Iran” from “neo-con” President Bush.

Steven Morris, the 10,000th pledge member of the movement said today

"I am fully committed to going to Iran to try and stop an attack on Iran. I demonstrated against the Iraq war and it made no difference. Having ten thousand Westerners will make the war-mongers think twice before they attack Iran. I do not support the Ahmadinejad regime but if we ignore international law and start bombing a sovereign nation that has not deviated from its obligations under the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty and offers no direct threat to any nation, the world will be an much more dangerous place."

A spokesperson for the movement, David Tyler said today;

"Travelling to Iran as human shields is the 'last resort' but it seems that an attack on Iran is not just a real possibility but an imminent reality. The military and political maneuvers all seem to point to one thing, The unproven allegations that Iran is arming insurgents in Iran, the labeling of the Revolutionary Guard as terrorists, the increased military spending, the build up of forces on the Iranian borders and the unverified and unverifiable claims about Iran's nuclear weapons program have left us in little doubt that time is running out. Traditional methods of protest are ineffective in the face of the neo-Con determination to implement their global vision. "
"We now have our 10,000th pledge member and whilst we recognize that many of these people will not be able to actually travel to Tehran, many have already arranged Iranian visas and are ready to travel to Iran at short notice. None of the shields want to die but all are unwilling to sit by and wait for politicians to launch another disastrous war in their name. It is up to each and every one of us to do everything in our power to prevent a dangerously misguided foreign policy. Many people cannot join the movement because of commitments to family and dependents but it is incumbent on all of us to do something to our opposition to war which will once again be carried out in our name."

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

LOL....You can’t make this stuff up! Tell me then: What’s the downside of an attack on Iran’s nuclear weapons program? We destroy an evil regime’s WMD and rid the world of tens-of-thousands of mindless peacecreeps in one fell swoop! BRILLIANT!

None of these “10,000” would lift a hand to defend their own nations against Muslim intrusion, but would gladly die for Iran...I can’t even imagine how truly warped liberals really are - how they can even think the way they do....good riddance to moronic fools.

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McCain Planning Climate Change Tour

McCain planning climate change tour Seattle from Drudge

"We've gotten our hands on an advanced transcript of this weekend's "The Chris Matthews Show" on NBC and the British Broadcasting Corporation's Katty Kay offered this nugget during the show's "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" segment:

"John McCain is going to be doing more of these themed tours of America, and one of them is going to be on energy and global climate change. It could get him into trouble with Republicans, of course, and with the base, who don't think there is much climate change going on, but it is something that he's very passionate about and he's going to be talking about it."


And this from last weeks O'Reilly show:


O'REILLY: You voted against ANWR drilling. You voted against ANWR.

MCCAIN: Yes, and I'll vote against drilling if they want to drill in the Grand Canyon, and I'll vote against it if they want to drill in the Everglades. And I will try to make it more attractive for Florida and California and other states to have drilling off of their coasts, but I'm not going to force them to because...

O'REILLY: But no one lives in ANWR.

MCCAIN: No, it's pristine beauty.

O'REILLY: So what? Who sees it?

MCCAIN: Well, all I do is believe that we have to preserve some of the great natural treasures of this earth...

O'REILLY: In the Arctic Circle?

MCCAIN: matter where they are, my friend. And I...

O'REILLY: You know, a lot of people aren't going to like that.

MCCAIN: I know a lot of people don't like it, but I am also an environmentalist.

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

A climate change tour.....Oh mty gosh!

I never saw anything like it how McCain could care less about the conservatives vote.

Not only that, but he is saying he believes the lies from Gore and his ilk. That is SCARY that he is so unable to tell the difference. No alarm going off inside his head when he is presented with BS vs. something that is true and actually happening.

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Ahkmeds Used Car Lot and A News Reel Special

Military Police Squad Leader
Baghdad, Iraq

46thMP CO/ 1775th MP CO

"We are hanging out back behind a iraqi police station we shot this video with all the shot up/blown up police cars. unfortunately mathe was shooting the video so you dont get to see the blown up front end of the last truck, but thankfully he also didnt catch some of the more morbid things inside the truck. enjoy! "

LOL this is another video he made.

Military Police faux news video 08 Jan 07
He did this like the very old time news reels

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

I LOVE our troops!!!

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Congratulations and God Bless Jenna and Henry

Jenna and Dad

Jenna Bush and Henry Hager

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush and Mr. and Mrs. Hager pose with the newly married couple, Jenna and Henry Hager, in front of the altar on Prairie Chapel Ranch Saturday, May 10, 2008, near Crawford, Texas.

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Khalid Yasin Will Deliever His Hate At College In Ohio

Khalid Yasin (also known as Abu Muhammad, Abu Muhammad Khalid Yasin, and Abu Muhammad, Khalid Yasin' [ 3, born in the 1950's 4 in Brooklyn, New York.

Yasin now lives and operates his Da'wah organisation in Sheffield, England.

He founded, directs and runs the Islamic Broadcasting Corporation and The Purpose of Life Centre on Shirecliffe Lane, Sheffield. The organization was formerly known as the Islamic Teaching Institute (ITI) and the Islamic Information Network Ltd where it is believed in the past ten years, the ITI has converted more than 5,000 persons to Islam and an additional 1,700 since the September 11 attacks.

Khalid Yasin is one of the most notorious Islamic hate sheikhs in the world today. He had been widely condemned from the US to Britain to Australia for his violent Wahhabism, his extreme anti-Americanism (despite the fact that he is an American-born convert

Khalid Yasin will be lecturing at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio on May 16th, sponsored by Dayton’s Masjid-at-Taqwa.

For example, consider some of his stated positions:

* Yasin says that the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks.

* Yasin claims that AIDS was invented at a US government lab and spread by Western governments through UN agencies and Christian missionaries.

* Yasin advocates for the death penalty for homosexuality.

* Yasin justified the terrorist bombings in Bali because of years of Western oppression.

* Yasin says that the Quran permits wife-beating and that equal rights for women is a “delusion” and “foolishness”.

* Yasin calls the beliefs of Christians and Jews “filth”.

* Yasin says that Muslims cannot have non-Muslim friends.

* Yasin rejects any separation between Islam and the state and openly advocates for the reestablishment of the caliphate.

* Yasin visited Jemaah Islamiah terrorist leader Abu Bakar Bashir in prison.

* Yasin has lectured with Hizb-ut-Tahrir hatemonger Omar Bakri Mohammed, who was banned from the UK in 2006.

* Yasin was in Saudi Arabia on 9/11 soliciting support from the Al-Qaeda front Al-Haramain Foundation, which was designated a terrorist organization in 2004 by the US government, to help finance his Islamic Broadcasting Company.

22 people accept Islam After Brother Khalid Yasin lecture

He didn't shake hands with the ladies because in Islam men and women who are not related or married are not allowed to touch each other.

....." 22 new Australian brothers and sisters enter Islam after hearing the truth while at a lecture given by brother sheikh Khalid Yasin. They came up to the stage and took their Shahada (testimony of faith) which goes like this. I that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah, and Muhammad is his last prophet and messenger. The minute a person says those 2 declarations they are considered Muslims and they are on their way to a new and beautiful way of life, and gain about 1.5 BILLION new brothers and sister. May Allah make their conversion easy on them in every way, and keep them strong in their new faith. Ameen"......

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

What surprised me in the video was how many looked like Mom's. I wonder if like the one woman that said her son told her to go to the meeting, I wonder if these women have sons that have taken up Islam. VERY WEIRD!!!!

I wonder if this guy is hoping Obama will win. Probably!

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May 11, 2008

A Special Lapel Pin For B. Hussein Obama

Here is the new pin replete with all 57 stars:
from Suitably Flip blog

Patriotic Barack Obama lapel pins unveiled honoring all 57 states

LA Times

Yesterday The Ticket broke the stunning news of America's acquisition of seven, maybe eight, new states, according to future president Barack Obama.

Besides trying to noodle out what the new states are, some clever campaign folks over at the phenomenal Suitably Flip blog got to thinking right away.

And they've now unveiled a new patriotic lapel pin that anyone can wear with pride even, say, a Harvard-educated senator from Illinois who's been trying to make a point about opposing a war before it even started.

Let's all give a warm, manifestly destined welcome to what I assume are our 7 newest states:

51. Puerto Rico
52. Guam
53. Northern Mariana
54. American Samoa
55. St. Croix
56. St. Thomas
57. St. John

I guess we should've seen this coming when Obama was reported to be meeting unofficially with the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands when he took his family on "vacation" to St. Thomas.

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

I have to wonder if what Obama was thinking of might even have been this.......

ICCI to set up firms in 57 states
Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)

LAHORE, March 7: Foras Investment Company, a subsidiary of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) is planning to set up 200 companies in 57 member countries of the OIC over a period of five years.

"Under a ten-year Muslim Ummah Development Plan, Islamic chamber has set up Foras (the Arabic word for opportunity) to accelerate the process of economic development across the Muslim Ummah," said Chief Executive Officer of Foras Investment Company Hatim Jamil Mukhtar while giving a briefing to a select-gathering of businessmen at the FPCCI zonal office here on Wednesday.

Mr Hatim said that Foras created with a paid-up capital of $100m, would set up five sub-holding companies with headquarters in Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul, Cairo and Dakkar (Senegal) to expedite the process of company formation in all the 57 countries of the Muslim world.

Foras chief said that the paid-up capital of the company would soon be raised to $200 million from the present level of $100 million, hoping that the seed money provided by the Islamic chamber would help accelerate the process of investment all over the Islamic world.

He said that the company had started work on the preparation of investment road map for 10 Muslim countries, including Pakistan. Mr Hatim said that the steps being taken by the ICCI and Foras would lead to the formation of economic consortium of the Islamic world.

He said that the companies were set up for the promotion of diverse fields ranging from bio-technology to information technology and infrastructure.—APP

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

* suitably

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Michelle Obama Says NO To Hill For Veep

Michelle Says NO To Hill For Veep


by Robert Novak

May 10, 2008

CLOSE-in supporters of Sen. Barack Obama's presi dential campaign are convinced he never will offer the vice-presidential nomination to Sen. Hillary Clinton for one overriding reason: Michelle Obama.

Obama's wife didn't comment on other rival candidates, but she has been sniping at Clinton since last summer.

Obama sources say those public utterances don't reveal the extent of her hostility.

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

I guess that’s that. LOL The Michelle has spoken! Is she going to Veto the bills too?

Michelle is dumber than a bag of bricks - she never thinks before she talks - she can’t tolerate Hillary. LOL

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Children's Book Explains Why Mom Deploys

Sgt. 1st Class Sharon G. McBride

"My Mommy Wears Combat Boots," was written by Sgt. 1st Class Sharon G. McBride before her second deployment, partly to explain to her daughter why she would be gone.

Children's Book Explains Why Mom Deploys


Army News Service

A new children's book, written by a former Soldier and single mother, helps to explain why mom deployed and how to cope with the emotions associated with her departure.

"My Mommy Wears Combat Boots," written by Sgt. 1st Class Sharon G. McBride, is geared to young children and toddlers to help explain why mom had to leave and how to manage feelings of anger, sadness and loneliness.

McBride was motivated to write the book just before her second deployment after her daughter was born. She scoured the internet and book stores looking for a children's book that would help explain the situation, she said, but could find none that seemed appropriate.

"What was available was geared toward daddies," McBride said, "And I thought that would confuse her more."

At a loss, McBride decided to write her own book. The original copy was written on the computer and illustrated by hand-drawn sketches, and then bound at the neighborhood Kinkos, she said.

The book helped to explain to McBride's daughter, Lyssa, why she had to deploy.

"Kids are egocentric," McBride said, "They don't understand duty and honor, they only want mom or dad back."

The main character of the book, a young girl bear-cub, has to deal with her mother going on deployment. The cub experiences many emotions: anger, frustration, sadness, loneliness, and even guilt.

"My Mommy Wears Combat Boots" explains that those emotions are normal, and it is OK to feel them, McBride said. The book presents ways of dealing with those emotions with the help of a care-giver-in this case, Grandma. In the book, McBride illustrates that proper forms of emotional expression, such as running outside or screaming into your pillow, are acceptable, but hitting grandma or shouting at the family pet is not.

Published Feb. 28, 2008, the book is based on McBride's experiences with her daughter during deployment. The first time she deployed, McBride left without explaining to her daughter why she was going; she said that was her main mistake.

"I should have talked to her like a little adult," McBride said.

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Obama On Obama




Quote from Barack Obama’s book, Dreams Of My Father:


From ‘Audacity of Hope: “LOLO (Obama’s step father) FOLLOWED ISLAM....”I LOOKED TO LOLO FOR GUIDANCE”.


From The Audacity Of Hope, “WE ARE NO LONGER JUST A CHRISTIAN NATION, we are also a Jewish nation, a MUSLIM NATION, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”


From ‘Dreams of my Father’, “The emotion between the races could never be pure, even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, the other race (WHITE) would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart.” Barack Hussein Obama

From Dreams Of My Father: “That hate hadn’t gone away,” he wrote, BLAMING “WHITE PEOPLE — some CRUEL, some IGNORANT, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives.” Barack Hussein Obama

From ‘Dreams Of My Father’, “There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs,” he wrote. “It remained necessary to prove which side you were on,to show your LOYALTY TO THE BLACK MASSES, TO STRIKE OUT and name names” Barack Hussein Obama

Obama — whose father, stepfather, brother and grandfather were Muslims — explained his own first name, Barack, in “Dreams”: “It means ‘Blessed.’ In Arabic. My grandfather was a Muslim.”

Obama’s grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, for whom the senator was given his middle name, Hussein, was fiercely devoted to Islam, according to an account in “Dreams.

Later in life, however, he was drawn to the writings of an influential American Muslim who served as the spokesman for the militant Nation of Islam.

“Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different,” Obama wrote. “His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will.”

Obama’s family connections to Islam would endure, however. For example, his brother Roy opted for Islam over Christianity, as Obama recounted when describing his 1992 wedding.

“The person who made me proudest of all,” Obama wrote, “was Roy. Actually, now we call him Abongo, his Luo name, for two years ago he decided to reassert his African heritage. He converted to Islam, and has sworn off pork and tobacco and alcohol.”

Obama calls the Iraq war “a botched and ill-advised U.S. military incursion into a Muslim country.” He is also protective of civil rights for Muslims in the U.S.

“In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans … have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging,” he laments. “I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

After graduating from college, Obama eventually went to Chicago to interview for a job as a community organizer. His racial attitudes came into play as he sized up the man who would become his boss.
“There was something about him that made me wary,” Obama wrote. “A little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.”

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

In all honesty I truly don't understand how a man like this gets elected in my wonderful America. Not only his run for President but also his being a Senator. We can add into this Keith Ellison and the other Muslims that have been elected to government offices as well.

His anger of whites runs deep. It is not going to disappear just because he might take the oath as President.

Is Barack Hussein Obama a Muslim? Will he one day return to his Muslim upbringing? His core of who he is was established in the cult of Islam not in the Christian church or any other NON Muslim faith. How often have we heard as I got older I returned to the faith or belief I had as a child. And Obama did not become a Christian till he was in his 20's.

Islam is a strong pull to low self esteem people like Obama with his hang up about not being all white or all black. It matters NOT to me what skin color a person is but from all of Obama's writings it is predominate in his thinking and outlook. It teaches hate of non Muslims, hate for Jews and Christians the people of the Book as they call the Bible. Hate has been known as a driving force to low self esteem individuals to give them a sense of belonging. I would bet that is why joining up with Islam is so popular in prisons.

Islam is not just a faith or a religion, it is a cult and all encompassing. It is a LAW and a law above any law of the land a person dwells within. People are executed that leave Islam, children are murdered that date non Muslims or try to marry a non Muslim. I will end my comment with a story that just happened recently. My prayer is that we do not see this Obama elected.

Fathers killing their own daughters ......................

'My daughter deserved to die for falling in love'

17-year-old student Rand Abdel-Qader was beaten to death by her father after becoming infatuated with a British soldier in Basra. In this remarkable interview, Abdel-Qader Ali explains why he is unrepentant - and how police backed his actions.

For Abdel-Qader Ali there is only one regret: that he did not kill his daughter at birth. 'If I had realised then what she would become, I would have killed her the instant her mother delivered her,' he said with no trace of remorse.

Rand Abdel-Qader, 17, murdered because of her infatuation with a British solider in Basra, southern Iraq, her father is defiant. Sitting in the front garden of his well-kept home in the city's Al-Fursi district, he remains a free man, despite having stamped on, suffocated and then stabbed his student daughter to death.

Abdel-Qader, 46, a government employee, was initially arrested but released after two hours. Astonishingly, he said, police congratulated him on what he had done. 'They are men and know what honour is,' he said.

Rand, who was studying English at Basra University, was deemed to have brought shame on her family after becoming infatuated with a British soldier, 22, known only as Paul.

She died on 16 March after her father discovered she had been seen in public talking to Paul, considered to be the enemy, the invader and a Christian. Though her horrified mother, Leila Hussein, called Rand's two brothers, Hassan, 23, and Haydar, 21, to restrain Abdel-Qader as he choked her with his foot on her throat, they joined in. Her shrouded corpse was then tossed into a makeshift grave without ceremony as her uncles spat on it in disgust.

'Death was the least she deserved,' said Abdel-Qader. 'I don't regret it. I had the support of all my friends who are fathers, like me, and know what she did was unacceptable to any Muslim that honours his religion,' he said.

rest of the story HERE

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May 10, 2008

B.Hussein Obama On National Anthem

Obama Explains National Anthem Stance

'LTG Bill Ginn' USAF ret forwarded:

Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer wears a flag pin,
presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was forced to explain why he
doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

According to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171,
During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present
except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag
with the right hand over the heart.

'As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking
sides,' Obama said. 'There are a lot of people in the world to whom the
American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a
war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all.
It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose.
I like the song 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.' If that were our anthem,
then I might salute it.'

Also this by B. Hussein Obama:

"You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq War, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest. Instead, I'm going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testimony to my patriotism."
(ABC News, Oct. 4, 2007)

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

Obama should never have been holding ANY governmental office and NEVER EVER should he be President of the United States of America!

....Thank you Mark.

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Soldiers Taking Requests It's The Mahmudiyah Rock Show

6am, Friday, May 9th, Iraq...
311 - Amber
for Evan in Los Angeles

ps - i need requests

special thanks to my camera man Mike

Here is another one:

6am, Monday, May 5th, Iraq...
Purple Haze. I had a fan today. One of the EODT guys from Africa stopped to watch the Mahmudiyah Rock Show. Hopefully more will come tomorrow to watch as i liberate iraq with the power of rock music... hahahaaha, o man, that sounds so rediculous

ps - i need requests

special thanks to my camera man Mike

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

If you go to their page at YouTube you can see they have several video's they have done from requests. giggle
I love the great attitidue our guys have!
They are all labeled by Vol. 1 and through the rest of them.

Here is their page at YouTube

God bless you guys! You all ROCK! If you check in here to peek at this post, I want you to know that this is blog , Theodore's World , is heavy on support for all of you and everyone here is either a Veteran or has someone serving in the war or has had familhy members serving in other wars over the years.

Lots of awesome Vietnam Vets and Gulf War Veterans here.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 PM

Saturday Night Funnies

DemocRATS Want A NEW Direction

Will Rogers once said " I do not belong to any organized political party - I'm a Democrat",.

Official Democratic Party campaign car designed exactly the way Obama and Clinton lay out their campaign message.

.....Thank you Mark, this is so funny.


....Thank you Cuchieddie for this video. LOL


.... Thank you SSgt Steve


.... Thank you Jack.


...I am having a blonde moment, Lynn sent me a very funny joke and now I can't find it. hahaha

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B.for BUFFOON Hussein Obama Wants 57 States

At a campaign event in Beaverton, OR, Obama claimed to have visited 57 U.S. States during the campaign. Wacth VIDEO. LMAO Oh my GAWD!

Stupid Omaba's quote from the video: Quote:
"It is wonderful to be back in Oregon," Obama said. "Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it."

Here are some snipets from it.......
LA Times

Barack Obama wants to be president of these 57 United States

In his prepared remarks Obama was ready to start blasting Arizona Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, to show the Illinois Democrat is moving on to the general election campaign.

But first the freshman senator had to go through all the....

...obligatory delighted to see you, delighted to be here part of stump speeches that also require that you actually know where you are.

Obama pulled that off O.K. But then he drifted away from the text a tad,

"It is wonderful to be back in Oregon," Obama said. "Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it."

The Times' conscientious Robin Abcarian thought she heard something different there. She checked her tape recorder. It had captured what he had actually said -- 57 states now. A new Louisiana Purchase that's gone unannounced so far? Was he channeling his inner John Kerry-Heinz 57 personality?

(UPDATE:fromLA Times article: ) At a later stop Obama was talking with reporters and expressed concern he'd also mis-stated the number of potential cyclone victims in Burma. He said, ""I hope I said 100,000 people the first time instead of 100 million. I understand I said there were 57 states today. It's a sign that my numeracy is getting a little, uh." At that point, an aide cut him off and ushered journalists out. Before he could mis-speak again?)

Oh, and as far as Hawaii voters are concerned, they're probably delighted to learn that Obama's campaign staff doesn't think that tiny state can justify an appearance by his eminence, even though he did a lot of growing up there. Or maybe because he was there.

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

57 States gives Michelle Obama more real estate to not feel proud of.

Obama's list of added States.........Iran 51........... Venezuela 52.............. Cuba 53................ N. Korea 54.......... Syria 55............ Palestine 56................ Mexico 57.

So like is this the CHANGE Obama is wanting? This man shouldn’t be allowed to work as a White House gardener, much less be president.

* Stop the ACLU

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The Threat That Radical Islam Represents To The West

The threat that radical islam represents to the west


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

Walid Shoebat is amazing and well worth it to hear him speak. His books are excellent as well. He became a Christian and his life has been in danger ever since.

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Obama Sacks His ME Policy Adviser For Doing What BHO Said He Would Do As President

Barack Obama sacks adviser over talks with Hamas

Times Online

One of Barack Obama’s Middle East policy advisers disclosed yesterday that he had held meetings with the militant Palestinian group Hamas – prompting the likely Democratic nominee to sever all links with him.

Robert Malley told The Times that he had been in regular contact with Hamas, which controls Gaza and is listed by the US State Department as a terrorist organisation. Such talks, he stressed, were related to his work for a conflict resolution think-tank and had no connection with his position on Mr Obama’s Middle East advisory council.

“I’ve never hidden the fact that in my job with the International Crisis Group I meet all kinds of people,” he added.

Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for Mr Obama, responded swiftly: “Rob Malley has, like hundreds of other experts, provided informal advice to the campaign in the past. He has no formal role in the campaign and he will not play any role in the future.” The rapid departure of Mr Malley followed 48 hours of heated clashes between John McCain, the Republican nominee-elect, and Mr Obama over Middle East policy.

MORE from CAMERA ( Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America ) HERE on Rob Malley...........

"While Robert Malley’s past history might seem typical for a bright young man pursuing a senior Middle East policy position in a future Democratic administration, digging a little deeper reveals something quite untypical in his past. Robert Malley grew up in France, where his Egyptian-born father, Simon Malley, and New York raised mother, Barbara (Silverstein) Malley, were radical publishers of a controversial magazine about Africa and the so-called Third World. Malley’s parents were rabidly anti-Israel and counted Yasir Arafat as a personal friend. Indeed, Arafat was among those “leaders” (for want of a better word) who intervened with the French government to readmit the Malley family to France after they had been expelled for their radical activities.

That is, while in the Clinton administration Malley dealt directly with Palestinian matters, and with Yasir Arafat himself, despite having a huge and hidden conflict of interest: close ties between his family and Yasir Arafat.

Well, hidden from the public – when questioned about it in 2001, Dennis Ross, Clinton’s senior Middle East adviser, said that the Clinton administration knew all about Malley’s past.

While CAMERA did not publish all the facts at the time, we did mention the ties between Malley and Arafat in an article in 2005.

But now, with Malley a Middle East advisor to a major presidential candidate, it seems the full story should be exposed. I will try to minimize repetition of what others have recently published on this subject, while still laying out the facts in a coherent way."

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

Obama knew all along, but sacked him only when he was caught.

Obama is contradicting himself when he fires a guy for meeting with Hamas yet says he will sit down with Iran!!! Who is he kidding!!!! Obama is a friend of the Nation of Islam. The list of American hating traitors that obamama associates with is is long. No oway should B. Hussein ever see the inside of the Oval Office!

Thr UnAmerican Democrat Party are killing us, literally. There are more reds and islamofascists under Obama’s tent. It is just a matter of time before they are exposed.

This was a post about him I did on January 29th of this year. It tells more about him and also his connection to Soros. Being that Obama is bought and paid for by Soros it is just another reason why they are all connected.

Barack Hussein Obama's Aide Wants TALKS With Terrorists

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In Country in Afghanistan

U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Love Their Job

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May 09, 2008

Dust Off The Waterboarding Equipment!!


This is an update to the story further down. Thank you Lynn for the heads up about this.

Al Qeada in Iraq leader not captured - U.S. military

BAGHDAD, May 9 (Reuters) - A man seized by Iraqi forces in the northern city of Mosul is not Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, a senior U.S. military official said on Friday.

"He has not been detained," the official told Reuters, without giving further details. Several Iraqi officials had earlier said Masri had been captured in an operation late on Wednesday


Suspected al Qaeda leader in Iraq arrested


Iraqi security forces have detained a man suspected of being the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq after a captured associate led them to him sleeping in a house in the northern city of Mosul, Iraqi officials said on Friday May 9,2008).

The U.S. military in Baghdad said it was checking the reports that Abu Ayyab al-Masri, an Egyptian also known as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, had been detained.

If confirmed, the arrest would be another blow for Sunni Islamist al Qaeda in Iraq, which has reeled under a wave of U.S. military operations in the past year and been forced to regroup in northern Iraq.

An Interior Ministry spokesman said an associate of Masri detained in an earlier operation took security forces late on Wednesday to where the al Qaeda leader was hiding.

After being detained, Masri confessed to being the al Qaeda in Iraq leader, he said, adding that his identity still had to be confirmed. Other Iraqi security officials said the suspect was in American custody for identification.

Al Qaeda in Iraq was headed by the Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi until he was killed in a U.S. air strike in June 2006. His successor, Masri, was Zarqawi's close associate, and has a U.S. bounty of $5 million (2.6 million pounds) on his head.

Duraid Kashmula, the governor of Nineveh province, of which Mosul is the capital, also said the detained man had confessed to being Masri.

"When police entered the house, they found him asleep," Kashmula said, adding the suspect was alone.
"These is no doubt that the person arrested is Masri. The operation was very quick and easy. There were no clashes."

U.S. officials blame al Qaeda in Iraq for most big bombings in the country, including an attack on a revered Shi'ite shrine in Samarra in February 2006 that sparked a wave of sectarian carnage that nearly tipped Iraq into all-out civil war.

But a build-up of U.S. troops last year allowed the military to focus a series of offensives against the group. The emergence of Sunni Arab tribal security units also helped to provide intelligence on al Qaeda activities.


The result was that al Qaeda has largely been pushed out of Baghdad and its former stronghold in the western Anbar province to areas in northern Iraq, such as Mosul.

American generals say Mosul is al Qaeda in Iraq's last remaining urban stronghold in the country.

But U.S. commanders warn that the group, while significantly weakened, can still carry out large-scale attacks.

Iraq's Interior Ministry said last May that Masri had been killed, but soon afterwards al Qaeda released an audio tape purportedly from him.

And in an hour-long audio tape issued last month also said to be from him, Masri called for renewed attacks on American troops and lashed out at U.S. President George Bush.

He urged militants from the Sunni Islamist group to "celebrate" the recent announcement that the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq had passed 4,000.

"We must celebrate this event in our special way, and make the defeated Bush join us in this celebration," he said.
He called on al Qaeda fighters to provide "a head of an American as a present to the trickster Bush" in a month-long campaign that he called the "Attack of Righteousness".

Al Qaeda in Iraq shares a name and ideology if not organisational ties with Osama bin Laden's network, which was blamed for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

The U.S. military says al Qaeda in Iraq is largely foreign led but that its foot soldiers are mainly Iraqis.


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

This is a big fish .. he’s full of valuable info. This is HUGE! Tah dah Troops!

OH wait incoming memo from B.Hussein Obama....Obama says he wants to talk with him and work out an understanding.

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60th Anniversary of Israel May 8 - 14th, 1948

The logo for the commemoration of Israel’s 60th anniversary, illuminated at the top of the Foreign Ministry building in Jerusalem.


This year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel (May 14) and the war that broke out immediately afterwards as Arab armies attempted to destroy the UN-sanctioned Jewish state at birth.

Palestinians will mark the following day as The Nakba — a day of mourning. The Nakba, or the catastrophe.

Ben Gurion - 1948

On May 14, 1948 Israel declared its independence.

A day later it was invaded on four fronts by the armies of Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan, Egypt and Iraq. They all promised, in the words of Azzam Pasha, Secretary-General of the Arab League, "a war of extermination and a momentous massacre".

Against the well-equipped Arab armies stood poorly armed Jewish forces dedicated to protecting a country whose population totaled just 650,000 men, women and children. Not only did Israel's young soldiers stop the Arab onslaught, but - with more bravery than bullets - they went on to create a military triumph that ensured the survival of the new Jewish State.

It is the story of courage and determination in the face of impossible odds. It is the saga of a people who finally returned to their homeland after 2,000 years.


Leaders among cities of Arabs enjoying Israeli citizenship have systematically rejected celebrations of the State of Israel's 60th anniversary, with only one community agreeing to take part in recognition of Israel's special day. Arabs refer to the creation of the Jewish state in 1948 as the "nakba" – catastrophe.
Israeli Public Security Minister Avi Dichter called on Arabs to reconsider, saying that they will celebrate Israel's 70th and 80th anniversaries. He also told a crowd in Shfaram – the only town of Arabs with Israeli citizenship that will participate in the festivities – that "whoever speaks for 60 years about the 'catastrophe' befalling them will suffer a real catastrophe in the end."

Israel will celebrate in style with laser shows, parades, other extravagant events. New bike paths, as well as 60 playgrounds, picnic sites to open in honor of country’s Independence Day.

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I Say Take The Prisoners At GITMO Out Once But Only Once!

Recycling Terrorists

Investors Business Daily

The U.S. has been releasing Gitmo terrorists only to see them rejoin the jihad and kill again. The blood of their victims is on the hands of the ACLU .

Taliban leader Abdullah Mehsud spent 25 months at Gitmo until his release from cruel American bondage in 2004. He insisted he was an innocent traveler when captured in Afghanistan, not a terrorist fighting with the Taliban. While out on his own recognizance, he returned to his native South Waziristan, where he rebuilt a Taliban cadre estimated at 5,000 foot soldiers.

Last year, Mehsud blew himself up with a grenade to avoid arrest during a raid.

But his brother, Baitullah Mehsud, now commands 30,000 fighters who actively support al-Qaida in Pakistan. He also allegedly masterminded the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

These are the supposedly innocent goatherders, shepherds and bedouins the ACLU and other bleeding hearts claim the military is torturing at the camp they so desperately want to shut down.

Last year, the ACLU even started a "Close Guantanamo" campaign that included celebrities at the Oscars wearing orange ribbons to show support for the poor Gitmo terrorists forced to play soccer and pray five times a day in hot orange jumpsuits.

The ACLU is lobbying Congress to bulldoze the "dungeons," unshackle the terrorists and "release them to countries where they won't be tortured." Their campaign is working. Of the 770 enemy combatants detained at Gitmo, 390 have been set free or remanded to Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the U.K. and other countries.

The ACLU apparently doesn't care if they're being recycled for jihad against the West. The human rights of live terrorists appear to be more important than the rights of their dead victims.

But the latest case of the Kuwaiti suicide bomber is yet another reason to keep Gitmo open, stocked and locked. In fact, we should throw away the key on these monsters.

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

Take them out but shoot them and be done with it. I will never forget the bodies of our soliders that were found or returned in pieces. These people worship death not life and I am all for helping them get to their fairytale 72 virgins on a carpet soaked in pig blood.

A few days ago I did a post :Former Guantanamo Detainee Carried Out Iraq Suicide Attack, about Abdullah Saleh al-Ajmi, a Kuwaiti released from Guantanamo. He was one the suicide bombers in the latest attack in Mosul.

When are we going to learn that these vermin have NO qualms about lying? Shame and guilt for dishonesty is not in their culture -- it's going to kill us if we don't learn that!

Here is a past quote from Vice President Dick Cheney (June 23, 2005), Cheney does not want GITMO closed:

"The people that are there are people we picked up on the battlefield, primarily in Afghanistan. They’re terrorists. They’re bomb makers. They’re facilitators of terror. They’re members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban….We’ve let go those that we’ve deemed not to be a continuing threat. But the 520-some that are there now are serious, deadly threats to the United States."

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Barney Frank Will Move to Defund War Under Democrat President

Barney Frank Will Move to Defund War Under Democrat President


House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) told Cybercast News Service on Tuesday he will move to end the Iraq War with an immediate termination of funding if a Democrat becomes president next year.

"I will move to cut funding immediately," said Frank. "I have already done that. I voted against the war and voted to cut the funding. I would hope a Democratic president would put in place a plan that would begin a total withdrawal."

So far, neither of the Democratic presidential candidates, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, has been willing to unambiguously commit to a plan to remove all U.S. troops from Iraq by 2013.

When the Democratic candidates were asked by NBC's Tim Russert, during the Sept. 26, 2007 debate, if they would pledge to withdraw U.S. combat troops by 2013 if they were elected president, neither Obama nor Clinton would make the pledge.

"I think it's hard to project four years from now," said Obama. "It is very difficult to know what we're going to be inheriting," Clinton said.

When Cybercast New Service asked Frank if he believed the U.S. would be out of Iraq by 2013, he said he cannot make any guarantees but that he will do his best to make sure that it happens.

"Read the Constitution," he said. "As an individual member of the House, I cannot guarantee anything like that, but I can guarantee you that I will continue to support a withdrawal well before 2013."
House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) also said it is not possible to set 2013 as a definite deadline for withdrawal. "I would say that anyone who gives a guarantee should be committed," he said.

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

In Barney Frank’s world.
Running a male prostitution ring out of your basement = good.
Supplying our young men and women bullets and body armor in the heat of battle = bad.

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May 08, 2008

Democrat Vote For Sale $20 Million Askng Price

Hillary, Barack, want my vote? Just $20 million, please


What will it take for a Democratic presidential candidate to win the support of California superdelegate Steven Ybarra?

Say, $20 million.

The Democratic National Committee member doesn't parse his words when it comes to what he wants from Barack Obama or Hillary Rodham Clinton - an ironclad promise to spend that heady amount to register Mexican-American voters and get them to the polls in November.

In a telephone interview Wednesday, he said he plans to remain undecided in the tight contest until "someone shows me the money."

When will he settle on a candidate?

"Nobody showed me any money yet," he said.

He's not kidding. To Ybarra, a Sacramento lawyer, the stakes are no less than winning the presidency in November.

He predicted that as many as 1.3 million Mexican-Americans could be added to voter rolls in New Mexico, Colorado, Florida and other swing states, a potentially decisive edge for the eventual Democratic nominee.

With that investment of funds, Mexican-Americans would realize Democratic leaders "care about us," Ybarra said, referring to Mexican-Americans.

Is $20 million a lot to ask?

In 2004, "they spent a billion to lose," he said.

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

Voter fraud in full view! Welcome to the left-wing auction house. The Democrats return to their roots of bribes for votes.

"He predicted that as many as 1.3 million Mexican-Americans could be added to voter rolls in New Mexico, Colorado, Florida and other swing states."

How many would be ILLEGALS who will be voting?? 1.29 Million??

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Navy Names New Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Michael Murphy

Navy Times

Secretary of the Navy, Donald C. Winter announced on May 7 at a ceremony in Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., the name of the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be USS Michael Murphy. Designated as DDG 112, the name honors Lt. Michael Murphy who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during Operation Red Wing, in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005.

"Michael Murphy's name which will be forever synonymous with astonishing courage under fire will now be associated with one of the U.S. Navy's most technologically advanced, most powerful and most capable warships," Winter said.

Michael Murphy's hometown of Patchogue, N.Y. held a dedication ceremony memorializing a park bearing Murphy's name. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park contains a black granite wall dedicated to the men lost in Operation Red Wing with each member's name inscribed. In the center of the memorial, a black granite stone is embedded into the floor of the plaza bearing the picture of Murphy and his Medal of Honor.

"Every Sailor who crosses the brow, every Sailor who hears the officer of the deck announce the arrival of the commanding officer, and every Sailor who enters a foreign land representing our great nation will do so as an honored member of USS Michael Murphy," Winter said.

USS Michael Murphy will be one of the U.S. Navy's most advanced, state-of-the-art warships in the fleet. With the combination of Aegis, the vertical launching system, and advanced anti-submarine warfare system, advanced anti-aircraft missiles and Tomahawk cruise missiles, the Arleigh Burke-class continues the revolution at sea.

Utilizing a gas turbine propulsion system, USS Michael Murphy will be able to operate independently or as part of carrier strike groups, surface action groups, amphibious ready groups, and underway replenishment groups.

USS Michael Murphy will be the 62nd Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. She is 509.5 feet in length, has a waterline beam of 59 feet, displaces approximately 9,200 tons, has a crew size of 323 (23 officers and 300 enlisted) and she will make speed in excess of 30 knots.

WASHINGTON (May 7, 2008) A photo illustration of the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112). The ship will be named after Lt. Michael P. Murphy (Sea, Air, Land) who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat in Afghanistan on 27 and 28 June 2005. U.S. Navy Photo Illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jay Chu

Murphy and three fellow SEALs were searching for a terrorist in the Afghan mountains on June 28, 2005, when their mission was compromised after they were spotted by locals, who presumably reported their presence and location to the Taliban. A fierce firefight ensued, with more than 50 anti-coalition militia firing on the outnumbered SEALs. Despite the intensity of the firefight, Murphy _ already wounded _ is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his comrades by moving into the open for a better position to transmit a call for help. While continuing to be fired upon, Murphy provided his unit’s location and the size of the enemy force. At one point he was shot in the back, causing him to drop the transmitter. Murphy picked it back up, completed the call and continued firing at the enemy who was closing in. Murphy then returned to his cover position with his men and continued the battle.

By the end of the two-hour gunfight, Murphy and two of his comrades were dead. An estimated 35 Taliban were also killed. The fourth member of their team managed to escape and was protected by local villagers for several days before he was rescued.

And this from The NewsDay article says:

" ...The unit was reported to be trailing a high-ranking terror leader near 10,000-foot peaks when they were ambushed and overrun by scores of insurgent fighters on June 28, according to Newsday interviews and media reports. The newspaper Navy Times reported in October that Murphy's actions -- "far outnumbered and surrounded by enemy" -- were being reviewed for the U.S. Navy's first Medal of Honor awarded since the Vietnam War.

A troop transport helicopter that sped to their rescue with eight Navy SEALs and eight Army commandos aboard crashed after being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. All aboard were killed. A single member of Murphy's team managed to elude capture, and eventually was reunited with U.S. forces.

Relatives of the SEALS have said the lone American survivor told them that Murphy came to his rescue when he was trapped by insurgents during the battle, according to the interviews and reports.

The survivor also told relatives that Murphy was shot when he climbed to higher ground and into the open to send an electronic call for help. Wounded, Murphy completed the call, then continued fighting. It is this action that is believed to be at the heart of his consideration for the Medal of Honor.

Two of Murphy's colleagues who were killed in the firefight -- Sonar Technician 2/C Matthew G. Axelson and Gunner's Mate 2/C Danny Dietz -- were awarded the Navy Cross, second only to the Medal of Honor, during a posthumous ceremony in September.

The lone survivor, whom the Navy has not named because he has returned to covert duty, also received the Navy Cross in a private ceremony. "

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In Country With The Striker Brigade

Striker Brigade, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division


Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey also known as CSM to the troops

Top 10 CSM Dailey Facts:

10. The leading causes of death in the United States are 1. Heart Disease 2. CSM Dailey 3. Cancer (note: in Iraq, the number one cause of death is CSM Dailey.)

9. Outer space exists because it’s afraid to be on the same planet as CSM Dailey.

8. CSM Dailey gave Mona Lisa that smile.

7. Remember the Soviet Union? They decided to quit after learning that CSM Dailey was joining the U.S. Army.

6. CSM Dailey can lead a horse to water AND make it drink.

5. CSM Dailey is the reason why Waldo is hiding.

4. In Pamplona, Spain, the people may be running from the bulls, but the bulls are running from CSM Dailey.

3. CSM Dailey uses pepper spray to spice up his steaks.

2. If you spell CSM Dailey in Scrabble, you win. FOREVER

1. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool CSM Dailey once and he will roundhouse kick you in the face.

Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey and how he feels about Global Warming

"Schmobal Warming! Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, the top enlisted Soldier of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, singlehandedly works to end global warming.

This photo was actually taken in Iraq ... in July! Temperatures during that month routinely soar above 120 degrees.
Note the look of determination on CSM Dailey’s face as he allows the snow to land on his ground.

The microphone is a direct line to the snow clouds so that he can tell them when he’s had enough of their tomfoolery."

source: The Striker Bolt

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

Thank you Striker Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey! God bless all of you and thank you for all you do!

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B.Hussein Obama On After the Campaign

Video of Barack explaining how he is going to change the country through the work of his campaign once he gets into the White House:

Just a note, in case he does win, I suggest if you have not been to the White House website to take a look at it. Because B.Hussein Obama also mentions in this video how he plans on making changes with that as well.

He is also telling more lies, because there are places at the site now that do tell of things going on

Also one of my favorite parts of the White House website is if you look at the bottom of the page and click on KIDS, it is so adorable how they have things there for children.
~ Wild Thing

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Mickey Mouse Barack Obama Shirt

Mickey Mouse Obama t-shirt

....Thank you Mark, this is so funny.

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FBI Confirms Stateside Terror Cells

FBI confirms stateside terror cells, credits U.S. Muslim community

world tribune

FBI Director Robert Mueller said last week that the FBI has uncovered small groups of Al Qaida terrorists in the United States, although he declined to provide details.

In House Judiciary Committee testimony, Mueller was asked about cells of Al Qaida in the country.

“As to your first question as to whether we have found affiliates or, as you would call them, cells of Al Qaida in the United States, yes, we have. Again, I cannot get into it in public session, but I would say yes, we have.”

Mueller defended the FBI’s Muslim outreach program that critics say have put the bureau in a role of providing legitimacy to Muslim groups that support overseas extremists.

“And every opportunity I have, I reaffirm the fact that 99.9 percent of Muslim-Americans or Sikh-Americans, Arab-Americans are every bit as patriotic as anybody else in this room, and that many of our cases are a result of the cooperation from the Muslim community in the United States,” Mueller said.

The FBI has been stepping up intelligence-gathering activities in the United States aimed at providing intelligence that would stop a terrorist attack in advance, but U.S. officials said the intelligence program is still in its early stages.

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

Just do your jobs please because we out here sure will protect ourselves if you keep worrying more about kissing up to the enemy instead of putting America and we the citizens safety first.

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Now MORE Words Added to Language Target List of No NO's

"It is absurd: how can the most advanced society in human history fall to death cultists? Well, who do you think advanced societies fall to? Something worse, something barbarous, something prepared to fight when you're not." - Mark Steyn, in America Alone

U.S. aims to unlink Islamic, terrorism

Washington Times

U.S. officials are being advised in internal government documents to avoid referring publicly to al Qaeda and other terrorist groups as Islamic or Muslim, and not to use terms like jihad or mujahedeen, which "unintentionally legitimize" terrorism.

"There' s a growing consensus [in the Bush administration] that we need to move away from that language," said a former senior administration official who was involved until recently in policy debates on the issue.

Instead, in two documents circulated last month by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), the multiagency center charged with strategic coordination of the U.S. war on terror, officials are urged to use terms such as violent extremists, totalitarian and death cult to characterize al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.

"Avoid labeling everything 'Muslim.' It reinforces the 'U.S. vs. Islam' framework that al Qaeda promotes," according to "Words that Work and Words that Don't: A Guide for Counter-Terrorism Communication," produced last month by the center.
"You have a large percentage of the world' s population that subscribes to this religion," the former official said. "Unintentionally alienating them is not a judicious move."

The documents, first reported by the Associated Press, were posted online last week by the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

They highlight developments in the Bush administration's strategy for its war on terror that have been fiercely criticized by some who have been its closest allies on the issue, and apparently are being ignored by the presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

Some commentators noted after President Bush' s State of the Union speech in January that Mr. McCain had stopped using the term Islamic terrorism, instead referring — as the NCTC guide recommends — to "terrorists and extremists — evil men who despise freedom, despise America, and aim to subject millions to their violent rule."
But in a recent interview with The Washington Times, a McCain aide said the senator would continue to use the term Islamic terrorism.
Daniel Sutherland, who runs the Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, insisted that the avoidance of the term Islam in conjunction with terrorism "is in no way an exercise in political correctness. ... We are not watering down what we say."
"There are some terms which al Qaeda wants us to use because they are helpful to them," he said.
The "Words That Work" guide notes, "Although the al Qaeda network exploits religious sentiments and tries to use religion to justify its actions, we should treat it as an illegitimate political organization, both terrorist and criminal."
Instead of calling terrorist groups Muslim or Islamic, the guide suggests using words like totalitarian, terrorist or violent extremist — "widely understood terms that define our enemies appropriately and simultaneously deny them any level of legitimacy."

By employing the language the extremists use about themselves, the guide says, officials can inadvertently help legitimize them in the eyes of Muslims.

"Never use the terms 'jihadist' or 'mujahedeen' ... to describe the terrorists," the guide says. "A mujahed, a holy warrior, is a positive characterization in the context of a just war.
In Arabic, jihad means 'striving in the path of God' and is used in many contexts beyond warfare. Calling our enemies jihadis and their movement a global jihad unintentionally legitimizes their actions."

A longer document produced by Mr. Sutherland' s office and also circulated by the NCTC compiles advice from Islamic community leaders and religious professionals in the United States about terminology officials should use and avoid.

"Terminology to Define the Terrorists: Recommendations from American Muslims," says officials should use "terms such as 'death cult,' 'cult-like,' 'sectarian cult,' and 'violent cultists' to describe the ideology and methodology of al Qaeda and other terrorist groups."
It also recommends eschewing the terms Islamist or Islamism — the advocacy of a political system based on Islam — "because the general public, including overseas audiences, may not appreciate the academic distinction between Islamism and Islam."
The use of the term may be accurate, the document says, but "it may not be strategic for [U.S. government] officials to use the term."

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

OK So now we add two more words to the list.

News flash for the Bush/Rice State Department: since the downfall of the USSR, 99% of terrorists are MUSLIMS. ISLAMOFACISM is a real movement.

And last but not least......

ISLAMIC TERRORISM is an accurate description. ISLAM is the cause. TERRORISM is the effect.

"U.S. officials are being advised in internal government documents to avoid referring publicly to al Qaeda and other terrorist groups as Islamic or Muslim"

So these are the two new words added to the list : Muslim and Islamic. I have added them to the skull. If this keeps up I will have to get a bigger skull! Good grief!

My other post on this on April 25th, 2008

Bush Administration Targets Language In War On Terrorism

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May 07, 2008

Michelle Obama:"I want to rip (Bill Clinton's) eyes out. Kidding!"

'I want to rip (Bill Clinton's) eyes out. Kidding!'
Michelle Obama's latest gaffe: 'See, this is what gets me into trouble'


May 6, 2008

Michelle Obama, wife of presidential candidate Barack Obama, known for saying what's on her mind – candidly, spontaneously and frequently – has exposed this trait yet again in a profile in the London Guardian.

Asked how she feels about Bill Clinton's use of the phrase "fairytale" to describe her husband's characterization of his position on the Iraq war, she first responded: "No."

But, after a few seconds of contemplation, and gesturing with her fingernails, she told the reporter: "I want to rip his eyes out!"

Noticing an aide giving her a nervous look, she added: "Kidding! See, this is what gets me into trouble."

It was the latest of a series of gaffes by the potential first lady – the first of which set off a chain of events that led to her husband's fall from grace as the clear front-runner in the Democratic presidential primary campaign.

In February, Obama set off a national firestorm with comments she made at a Milwaukee rally: "What we have learned over the past year is that hope is making a comeback. And let me tell you something – for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment."

Many commentators were offended by the idea that a successful woman of privilege would say she had never been proud of her country until her husband's presidential campaign.

That remark was followed up with reports of a stump speech she delivered throughout South Carolina in which she characterized America as "just downright mean."
She said the country is divided, life is not good, the people are "guided by fear" and cynicism.
"We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day," she told churchgoers in that primary state. "Folks are just jammed up, and it's gotten worse over my lifetime."

It may have been Michelle Obama's off-the-cuff and seemingly unpatriotic remarks that led to further examination of the sermons of the couple's pastor of 20 years, Jeremiah Wright. Reports on Wright's explosively controversial views prompted a public break between the candidate and his spiritual mentor and new questions about the viability of Obama as a presidential candidate and potential leader of the country.

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

We might be getting the worst and most unusal First Lady in the history of the USA. YIIKES

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Split Decision :Obama Camp Credits ‘Operation Chaos’ for Clinton Lead in Indiana

Obama: Limbaugh to Blame for Clinton Indiana Lead

Obama Camp Credits ‘Operation Chaos’ for Clinton Lead in Indiana

Fox News

Barack Obama’s campaign issued an e-mail on Tuesday night that appeared to relegate Hillary Clinton’s lead in Indiana to efforts by Rush Limbaugh to wreak havoc in the Democratic presidential primary contest.

In an e-mail entitled “The Limbaugh Effect in Indiana = 7 percent,” Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton wrote: “According to the latest exit polling data, 17 percent of voters in the Indiana primary today said they would vote for John McCain in a Clinton/McCain match-up. Forty-one percent of that number is constituted by people who voted Clinton in the primary but also indicated they will vote for McCain in the general election. That comes out to just under 7 percent of the primary electorate the number that may be attributed to a Limbaugh Effect.”
“The Limbaugh Effect” referred to “Operation Chaos,” which the conservative radio talk show host launched early in the primary season to create “balance” in the 2008 primary contest after he said liberal influences helped John McCain emerge as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Limbaugh has said his scheme to tilt the Democratic primary exceeded his expectations.

“I see the Obama campaign is saying Operation Chaos accounted for a 7-point bump for Hillary in Indiana. I think they are just jealous that I out-organized them,” Limbaugh told FOX News Tuesday night. “I am extremely proud of Operation Chaos volunteers. I never doubted they would triumph and it is a delight to see.”

Clinton was leading in Indiana by 4 percentage points with a few counties outstanding. Speaking from North Carolina Tuesday night, Obama credited Clinton for “what appears to be her victory in the state of Indiana.”

The impact of “Operation Chaos” is difficult to measure. Indiana holds an open primary, and according to FOX News exit polls, 11 percent of voters in the Democratic contest were Republicans. Fifty-three percent of them said they chose Clinton, while 47 percent voted for Obama.

Twenty-three percent of Indiana voters called themselves independents or non-affiliated, and 47 percent said they supported Clinton compared to 53 percent for Obama. Democrats made up 66 percent of voters, and 53 percent voted for Clinton compared to 47 percent for Obama, the exit poll respondents said.

The exit polls showed that in a hypothetical Clinton-McCain matchup, 73 percent of those who voted in the Democratic race said they’d vote for Clinton, compared to 69 percent who said they would choose Obama if he is McCain’s opponent.

However, of the 19 percent of voters who said they would choose McCain against Obama if that were the general election matchup, only 12 percent voted for Obama in the primary.

And this from :
McClatchy Newspapers


Many black voters are making it very clear: They're concerned that Barack Obama is going to be denied the Democratic presidential nomination that they see as rightfully his, and if that happens, a lot of them may stay home in November.

"It would hurt me not to vote," said Charles Clark, an Indianapolis retiree. He's thinking about leaving the presidential box on his ballot blank this fall if Hillary Clinton is the Democrats' nominee.
"There was a heck of a push made so blacks could vote. I know that," he said. "But it would also be very unfair if they pushed Barack Obama to the side."
Michelle Moore, an Indianapolis housewife, is less gentle: "Hillary Clinton would not even still be in the race if Obama was a white man," she said.

Hunter Bacot, an associate professor of political science at Elon University in North Carolina, saw another piece of political history haunting black Obama backers.

"There's a sentiment among blacks that they've been taken for granted by the Democratic Party," Bacot said. "If Obama loses, it's as though their candidate's victory was overturned."

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

WOW for a grown man ( questionable on the MAN part of my statement since he is such a wuss! ) Obama sure is a HUGE whinner, cry baby! You won NC and Hillary won IN, now move on there is nothing else for you to whine about till the next compalint you and your bad attitude wife can come up with.

Now it's Oregon's turn. With the Indiana and North Carolina primaries concluding, presidential hopefuls B. Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton will turn much their attention toward Oregon.

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Coffee Choice of our Troops Maxwell House

LMAO I love this! God bless our Troops!

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3rd - 89th Cavalry Regiment Conduct Operations Targeting Mahdi Special Groups

3-89 Cavalry conducts operations targeting Mahdi Special Groups in northern Rusafa

CLICK HERE TO WACTH VIDEO slideshow of operations in the Rusafa district, Baghdad

Written and photos by Bill Ardolino

The US soldiers and Iraqi police living at Joint Security Station Al Qanat at the Northeastern edge of Baghdad’s Rusafa district have “a front row seat” to the fight taking place in Sadr City. As US and Iraqi Army forces clash with the Mahdi Army, hissing RPGs and small arms fire periodically crackle during the day and are punctuated by occasional orange explosions and red tracers streaking out of the Sadr City skyline at night. Two to four Apache attack helicopters constantly prowl the airspace over the battlefield, randomly popping flares as they search for targets.

The characteristic whoosh and boom of a hellfire missile sounds when they find one. But although JSS al Qanat is only 200 meters from the Route Pluto, the main thoroughfare that marks the border to Sadr City, the fighting has not significantly spilled over into the northern part of the Rusafa District.

Northern Rusafa is largely composed of middle and upper-class residences, in contrast with the slum of Sadr City and the downtown urbanity of the lower half of the district. The area includes several government agencies, including the Ministry of the Interior and the Police Academy, and is home for some high ranking government officials and their families.

The district is mostly Shia with a significant Sunni minority, though American personnel point out that most residents “don’t care” about the religious distinction. Many shop owners and other businessmen live across the border in Sadr City, while many residents of Rusafa work in the Shia slum.

Members of the Mahdi Army also commute to their jobs in the district: multiple improvised explosive device/explosively formed penetrator cells lay roadside bombs targeting Iraqi security and coalition forces. Militia operatives also conduct intimidation and black market business activities – notably selling stolen fuel - to fund their organization.

Black market gas fuels the militias

US and Iraqi forces are executing operations to degrade the financing and military activities of Mahdi cells in Rusafa. While conducting a patrol of Northeastern Rusafa on Sunday, Second Platoon of Charlie Troop of the 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division stopped to question four men selling unauthorized fuel out of plastic cans on the side of the road. Fuel is an especially valuable commodity in Iraq, because corruption drives up legitimate prices and residents need it to run generators that augment an unreliable electric grid.

Please go here to read the rest of the article, thank you so much.

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

....."My family and I are confused – why is the Mahdi Army fighting the Iraqi security forces?” said the elderly man. “What do they need, what do they want? We don’t know. I think it’s crazy. They try to destroy my country and they have support from Iran, who send the weapons and explosives, and now the militias are soldiers for Iran.”

BINGO! I would like to see them make short work of the Mahdi Army.

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May 06, 2008

McCain Loyal To America or Aztlan

Statement by John McCain on Cinco de Mayo and Announcement of New Spanish Website

McCain ENGLISH speaking website

ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement on Cinco de Mayo as his campaign announced several new Spanish efforts:

"Cinco de Mayo commemorates an important moment in the history of Mexico's path to freedom. On this day in 1862, a small group of Mexican troops overcame overwhelming force to win the Battle of Puebla. Today, we join together to remember the sacrifice that these Mexican patriots endured, as well as the struggles of all those around the world striving for freedom. We recognize as well the important friendship that exists between our country and Mexico, and celebrate the many contributions Mexican-Americans have made to our society, culture, security and economy."

The Cinco de Mayo statement can now also be found on the Spanish section of the official campaign website at, which the campaign launched today. This part of the website will feature regular updates in Spanish throughout the election.

Finally, as part of his commitment to talking with all Americans during this presidential campaign, the McCain presidential campaign announced that John McCain will attend the La Raza Annual Convention in San Diego on July 14, 2008.

McCain's spanish speaking website

AZTLAN website =

And this list from Michelle Malkin's blog:

Top 10 reasons McCain should repudiate the National Council of La Raza

10. La Raza supports driver’s licenses for illegal aliens.

9. La Raza supports in-state tuition discounts for illegal alien students that are not available to law-abiding US citizens and law-abiding legal immigrants.

8. La Raza opposes cooperative immigration enforcement efforts between local, state, and federal authorities.

7. La Raza sponsors militant ethnic nationalist charter schools subsidized by your public tax dollars, including the “Aztlan Academy” in Tucson, AZ, the Mexicayotl Academy in Nogales, AZ, and Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School in St. Paul, Minn.

6. La Raza gives mainstream cover to a poisonous subset of ideological satellites, led by Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA), which the late GOP Rep. Charlie Norwood rightly characterized as “a radical racist group…[and] one of the most anti-American groups in the country, which has permeated U.S. campuses since the 1960s, and continues its push to carve a racist nation out of the American West.”

5. La Raza opposes a secure fence on the southern border.

4. Former La Raza president Raul Yzaguirre, Hillary Clinton’s Hispanic outreach advisor said this:

"US English is to Hispanics as the Ku Klux Klan is to blacks.” He was referring to US English the nation’s oldest, largest citizens’ action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States."

La Raza also pioneered Orwellian open-borders Newspeak and advised the Mexican government on how to lobby for illegal alien amnesty while avoiding the terms “illegal” and “amnesty.”

3. La Raza is currently leading a smear campaign against staunch immigration enforcement leaders and has called for TV and cable TV networks to keep immigration enforcement proponents off the airwaves–in addition to pushing for Fairness Doctrine policies to shut up their foes.

2. La Raza has consistently opposed post-9/11 national security measures at every turn.

1. The National Council of La Raza means The National Council of “The Race,” for God’s sake.

Their signature slogan, chanted at pro-illegal alien rallies from coast to coast, is “La raza unida nunca sera vencida.”

“A united [Hispanic] race will never be defeated.”

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

La Raza, by definition, is a racist organization. don’t understand why he is even DOING this. Why is he pandering to non-citizens who cant even vote?


I keep trying to ignore him, but he comes out with new reasons just about every day to make people run from him.

Cowboy or Earp. GOP or Democrat. Republican ( forget about the Conservative part McCain passed that up eons go) or open-borders sell-out RINO.

`Johnnie Ringo’ couldn’t make up his mind.


....Thank you Mark for sending the link to me.

* Michelle Malkin

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John Bolton: US should bomb Iranian camps

John Bolton, America’s ex-ambassador to the United Nations, has called for US air strikes on Iranian camps where insurgents are trained for war in Iraq.

Mr Bolton said that striking Iran would represent a major step towards victory in Iraq. While he acknowledged that the risk of a hostile Iranian response harming American’s overseas interests existed, he said the damage inflicted by Tehran would be “far higher” if Washington took no action.

“This is a case where the use of military force against a training camp to show the Iranians we’re not going to tolerate this is really the most prudent thing to do,” he said. “Then the ball would be in Iran’s court to draw the appropriate lesson to stop harming our troops.”

Mr Bolton, an influential former member of President George W Bush’s inner circle, dismissed as “dead wrong” reported British intelligence conclusions that the US military had overstated the support that Iran was providing to Iraqi fighters.

A US military spokesman revealed last week that the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards had drafted in personnel from Lebanon’s Hizbollah to train fighters from Iraq’s Shia militias.

Colonel Donald Bacon, a spokesman for the coalition in Baghdad, said captured fighters had told interrogators that thousands of Iraqi fighters were undergoing training in the Islamic Republic.

The main camp is located near the town of Jalil Azad, near Tehran, according to coalition officials.

The capture of Qais Khazali, a major figure in the Shia insurgency alongside Ali Mussa Daqduq, a senior Lebanese Hizbollah guerilla, last year yielded a treasure trove of information on Hizbollah’s activities in Iraq.

“Ali Mussa Daqduq confirmed Lebanese Hizbollah were providing training to Iraqi Special Group members in Iran and that his role was to assess the quality of training and make recommendations on how the training could be improved,” said Col Bacon. “In this role, he travelled to Iraq on four occasions and was captured on his fourth trip.”

Five Britons kidnapped in Iraq are believed to have been put under the control of Quds Force agents after failed attempts to barter the men for Khazali and Daqduq’s freedom.

The importance of the Quds Force to stability in Iraq was demonstrated last week when a five-member Iraqi delegation was sent to Tehran to meet with its commander, General Ghassem Soleimani. The delegation was despatched by the Iraqi government to plead for an end to Iranian meddling in its enfeebled neighbour.

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

I wish the rest of the people in the Bush administration would think like Bolton or put him in charge. sigh

Bolton for President!! Bolten is someone I could actually get excited about. Have been trying to wade through his book, and it’s as if he wrote every word he ever thought. I don’t want to miss anything, so I can’t skip around. His observations about the State Dept. are even more scathing than the UN, which we already know is our enemy. The State Dept., even under Republicans, doesn’t change. That group really is wagging the dog. Both Powell and Rice were either co-opted, or they really are hard-core Libs at heart and this wasn’t a stretch at all to get along.

I agree that we need to have strategic strikes against Iran. They don’t think we have the chutzpah to do it.

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God Bless Harrisburg, Pa.

A Few Good Men .... And Women

Blackanthem Military News

By 109th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

May 5,2008

HARRISBURG, PA. - At a troop support rally Saturday at the Capital Building in Harrisburg, Pa., many local citizens were in attendance to show their respect for service members of the past, present and future. Radio personalities, musicians, members of the faith community as well as retired and current military officers spoke, prayed and sang to convey the value of freedom.

Brigadier General Jerry G. Beck, a National Guard Commanding General, noted, "I think it's important to continue to show support for the troops as we serve overseas. You often hear the negative effects that are going on in the media. But this is an opportunity for all of us to know we have the support of the people behind us. And I truly believe we do."

More than 100 people attended Saturday's rally.

In that same spirit, a representative from a local grocery chain handed a check for $200,000 to the United Service Organization from collections made in their stores earmarked for troop morale. It was one of five events engineered to reaffirm both to those serving in the war and Americans enjoying democracy at home that, indeed, ‘freedom is not free.'

An unpopular war brought out many military advocates from all backgrounds and creeds that day. Most were from the Harrisburg area, but they were different in many ways. The biggest difference among the crowd, which likely reflects the population of the United States, was the various personal definitions for loyalty and patriotism.

Many participants remember their own service in the Vietnam War, and liken today's experiences to those that occurred in the ‘60s. A former Navy Seabee from 1968-1974, Tom Marone of Lewisberry said:

"it is incumbent upon us to support our troops and the mission equally, whether we completely agree with it or not. When individuals separate the two, a situation similar to Vietnam arises, and unfortunately it seems like that's what we're looking at right now."
A brother-in-arms, Taps Lauford of Mt. Holly said "I love these people here, the former GI's, their supporters, and those who love America. I didn't want another Vietnam, but that's what we got ourselves into." Lauford continued, "regardless of the bad politics and dishonest media, our men and women in uniform are doing good things and getting the job done."

Those policies do not push everyone away from reverence to their flag, as Rick Nunemacher of Harrisburg affirms. With a son on his third tour to the Middle East as a Captain in the active-duty Marine Corps, and the memory of his father's service in World War II, his beliefs hit close to home.

"I wouldn't feel any differently about my country if we found out the war was a mistake, that's what makes me a patriot." Nunemacher continued, "a patriot is loyal to his or her country; they put God, country and family first, and more importantly, they support the freedoms this country offers in spite of personal views."

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

I love stories like this and seeing how strongly wonderful American's are supporting our awesome troops.

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Michelle Obama’s Gospel Of Misery aka The Audacity of Hopelessness

America’s Unhappiest Millionaire

National Review Online

By Yuval Levin

By her husband’s logic, Michelle Obama must be a heavily armed xenophobic religious zealot, because boy is she bitter. A speech delivered by Mrs. Obama in North Carolina last Friday is characteristic of her peculiar recent performances on the stump. It is an hour-long talk to supporters who just want something to cheer about, and who get some opportunities at the outset, but then find themselves treated to a profoundly and relentlessly negative vision of American life.

She first offers, as she often does in her appearances, a kind of victim’s history of the 2008 Democratic primary race. In Mrs. Obama’s telling, the Obama campaign becomes not an extraordinary mix of strategy and skill, but a sad reflection on the unfairness of American life.

The bar, we are told, is always being raised just as her husband is about to reach it.

"They said he couldn’t win because he didn’t have an organization. Then he built an organization, so they said he couldn’t win because he didn’t have money. He raised money, so they said he couldn’t win because he couldn’t win caucuses. He won caucuses, so they said he couldn’t win because he couldn’t win primaries."

In the tone and substance of the story is the implication that the fact that this race isn’t over is evidence of a profound injustice done to her husband.

“The bar is constantly changing for this man,” she tells us.

Of course, the only relevant bar in an election is whether you win a majority, and Sen. Obama has yet to win a majority of Democratic delegates. If he did, the race would be over. The bar’s not moving.

But this tale of woe is really only an introduction to a larger and more sweeping list of bars getting raised just as hard working people are reaching for them.

“So the bar has been shifting and moving in this race,” she says, “but the irony is, the sad irony is, that’s exactly what is happening to most Americans in this country.”

In Michelle Obama’s America, everybody’s suffering, no one has time to make any friends, no one earns enough to eke out a living anymore, and the bar of success is always being moved just out of reach.

“Folks are struggling like never before,” she says, and in a nation struggling like never before, society cannot stand the strain. "

In such a state of debilitating terror, of course, we can have no hope for the next generation.

“Our fear,” Mrs. Obama says, “is helping us to raise a nation of young doubters, young people who are insular and they’re timid, and they don’t try because they already heard us tell them why they can’t succeed.”

It turns out, also, that it didn’t use to be this way. In fact, a great bulk of Mrs. Obama’s speech is devoted to nostalgia for a simpler time — an odd approach for a progressive, yet an altogether common one on the left today. She describes a steady downward path from that golden age of distant memory.

“We know where we’re living,” she tells the slightly confused audience, “this is where we are right now, and this has been the case for my entire lifetime: that trajectory of hope has gotten more difficult for regular folks.”

Her listeners have to wonder exactly what she has in mind by “regular folks” .

Her husband, of course, manages a peppier and more upbeat stump speech, but in fact the same dark view of American life permeates his rhetoric too. Both Obamas seem to think the country is deeply depressed, and in need of a spiritual, economic, and political savior.


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

Is there nothing Michelle is happy about? I mean anything? Did she at least enjoy her lunch? Maybe see a butterfly? See an image of a teddy bear in the cloud formations in the sky? Get a hug and kiss from her husband? A hug from her children? A smile from a friend?

To say that we in this day and age are struggling like never before is to be ignorant of what came before you. Ignorant and ungrateful.

Democratic election strategy 101:
Tear down the image of the US, but tell everyone, that if elected, you will fix it all. Nowhere has this been on greater display than the democrats misery tour 2008.

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New Obama Pastor Otis Moss Compares Wright To Jesus

New Obama Pastor Otis Moss III Compares Wright To Jesus

Uh-oh, here we go again: Meet Obama's new pastor Otis Moss compares Wright to Jesus, backs up predecessor on AIDS, drugs


The man slated to become chief pastor at the Trinity United Church of Christ has called blacks "lepers" with a "skin disease," claimed U.S. entertainment corporations operate with "disdain" for black people, and in a fiery sermon claimed retired pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright was "lynched" by the media and compared the embattled pastor to Jesus.

Otis Moss III, lauded this week by Obama as a "wonderful young pastor," also recently refused to deny claims by Wright that the U.S. government was involved in distributing illegal drugs to minorities or spreading the AIDS virus to blacks.

The 37-year-old Moss, nicknamed the "hip-hop pastor" by congregants, will become the head of Trinity Christ in June, taking over for Wright, whose controversial remarks landed Obama in hot water.

Following a series of national media interviews given by Wright last week, Obama strongly denounced some of Wright's statements as "divisive and destructive."

Wright had defended his views that the U.S. was to blame for the 9-11 attacks and referred to Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan as "one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century." Wright also quoted controversial Farrakhan remarks, such as his calling "Zionism" a "gutter religion."

While slamming Wright this week, Obama told the New York Times he will continue his membership in Trinity. He referred to Moss as "wonderful."

"Well, you know, the new pastor – the young pastor, Rev. Otis Moss, is a wonderful young pastor. And as I said, I still very much value the Trinity community."

Like Wright, Moss has a trail of fiery sermons posted on YouTube.

In one, an animated Moss compares blacks to biblical "lepers" who have a "skin disease." You will also see Reverend Wright gives a big pat on the back towards the end of the video. Also at the very end he says...."Barack you've got nothin to lose!" ( April 20th)

"You see they still are lepers. They still have a skin disease. They had a skin disease. They had a skin disease. Based on their skin condition, they were considered to be second-class citizens. They had a skin issue. They had a skin disease.
"And the lepers lived in a leper project. The lepers had bad health care. The lepers were disrespected. They had funny names for lepers. The lepers were considered inferior. They had an inferior school system. The lepers lived in a ghetto leper colony. The lepers were segregated from everybody else," he continued.

Moss went on to imply those who segregated blacks are the "enemy."

"But they (blacks) refused to give up. They decided to leave the city. They said that's not going to stop me from my destiny. Once they left the particular area, they then find out God has cooked things up. The camp of the enemy...nobody is there. So they go into the enemy's camp. They find food. They find shelter. They find gold. They find silver. They even find some drink. In the enemy's camp. They find gin and juice. In the enemy's camp."

In his Easter sermon last month, Moss said Wright was "lynched" by the international media.

"No one should start a ministry with lynching, no one should end their ministry with lynching,” Moss said.
"The lynching was national news. The RNN, the Roman News Network, was reporting it and NPR, National Publican Radio had it on the radio. The Jerusalem Post and the Palestine Times all wanted exclusives, they searched out the young ministers, showed up unannounced at their houses, tried to talk with their families, called up their friends, wanted to get a quote on how do you feel about the lynching?” he stated.

He went on to compare Wright to Jesus:

"The people gathered around Jesus, they knew better. But they kept repeating sound bytes from his ministry. They kept saying, you know, things like the last shall be first and didn't say the first shall be last."
"They just kept quoting things. Did not talk about his parables. Did not talk about his work. Just there he is on the cross being lynched. No rabbis came to the aid of Jesus during his lynching."

The church newsletter was widely featured in the media after it was reported the bulletin reprinted an opinion piece by a top Hamas official that defended terrorism as legitimate resistance, refused to recognize the right of Israel to exist and compared the terror group's official charter – which calls for the murder of Jews – to America's Declaration of Independence.

The Hamas piece was published on Wright's "Pastor's Page," which later printed an open letter by a pro-Palestinian activist that labeled Israel an "apartheid" regime and claimed the Jewish state worked on an "ethnic bomb" that kills "blacks and Arabs."

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

Interesting how Obama has said he is done with Wright but in this article Obama is quoted as also saying.....

While slamming Wright this week, Obama told the New York Times he will continue his membership in Trinity. He referred to Moss as "wonderful."

"Well, you know, the new pastor – the young pastor, Rev. Otis Moss, is a wonderful young pastor. And as I said, I still very much value the Trinity community."

The new pastor is just a mini me of Wright, Obama just keeps proving he either does not care or does not get it. Hate speech no mater who it is done by is wrong, destructive and stupid.

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May 05, 2008

Obama's Bill Ayers Steps on U.S.Flag ~ True Face of Democrat Party

2001 photo of William Ayers, an associate of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, shows the former terrorist stepping on an American flag.

A 2001 photo of William Ayers, an associate of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, shows the former terrorist stepping on an American flag. Ayers was a member of the Weather Underground and is now a professor of education at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

The photo was taken to promote Ayers’s book, “Fugitive Days” and published by Chicago Mag for their August 2001 issue.

The photo was taken during the time Obama and Ayers were serving together on the board of the Woods Fund. B. Hussein Obama served with Ayers from 1999 to 2002 on the board of the Woods Fund.

Also in 2001 Ayers hosted a fund raiser for Obama and donated $200 to Obama's State Senate campaign fund.

ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos asked, “Can you explain that relationship for the voters, and explain to Democrats why it won't be a problem?”

Obama replied that Ayers “is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English in Chicago, who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He's not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis. And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn't make much sense, George. The fact is, is that I'm also friendly with Tom Coburn, one of the most conservative Republicans in the United States Senate, who during his campaign once said that it might be appropriate to apply the death penalty to those who carried out abortions.”


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

"And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8 years old"...

How about seven (7) years ago Barrack? I'm sure you can do the math, and you weren't 8 years old in 2001 when this picture of your close friend and political collaborator was standing on the Stars and Stripes.

Ayers was still involved in terrorist activities when Obama was 20 - specifically the firebombing of a prosecutor's home and the murder of two policemen in a Brinks robbery, both carried out by groups of which Ayers was a member.

....Thank you Mark for telling me about this.

* Michelle Malkin

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Michelle Obama: Barack Has Hit Boiling Point

Michelle Obama told her audience that her husband was 'sick of the battle against Clinton'

Barack Obama is struggling to contain his anger and frustration over the constant barrage of questions about his character and judgment, his wife has revealed.

Michelle Obama lifted the lid on the irritation felt by the leading Democrat candidate for the White House at the way anti-American outbursts by his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, have dogged his campaign.

He is said to be itching to turn all his fire on John McCain, the Republican candidate, who is benefiting most from Mr Obama's protracted tussle with Hillary Clinton.

Mrs Obama told a rally in Durham, North Carolina, on Friday that only her husband's desire to change US politics had helped him to control his feelings: "Barack is always thinking three steps ahead – what do we need to do to make change."
Her husband was thinking "I can't let my ego, my anger, my frustration get in the way of the ultimate goal," she said.
"Barack has been characterised as many things that have nothing to do with who he is."

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

I thought Michelle said it was time to move on just the other day? If she’s like this in public, what is she saying to hubby in private? What kind of vitriol does she keep sequestered away for when the cameras aren’t on? Maybe this is a warm up for Michelle, maybe she'll let loose like Monica Conyers did the other day. hahaha ( passing out ear plugs right now to all of you just in case. LOL)

Contrast this month of negative comments from no more than half of the press to the 7-1/2 years of constant negative comments from the entire press that President Bush has endured with equanimity. President Bush has endured being called 'Hitler' and a 'War Criminal'.

Perhaps the delicate "dont' call me a liberal " B.Hussein "don't use my middle name" Obama better retire from politics and raise arugula in an isolated greenhouse somewhere.

There, there Michelle, calm down. What did you expect when you attended such a church with hate filled sermons, by the egomaniac Farrakhan brained, Black Panther breathed Rev. Wright. Tish Tisk!

You didn't mind going there for 20 years, as they say you have made your bed now you and B. Hussein Obama have to lie in it. And the only reason your Barack got upset was because Rev. Wright was putting him down with the "politician" remark and how he ( Rev. Wright) was going to be coming after him once he was elected.

Memo to Michelle Obama your goal of the White House comes with strings attached. You are not nor have you ever been First Lady material. You have a lot to learn about when to be quiet, how to speak with proper grammar, leave the Ebonics back in Chicago and please do not bring it to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It does not belong there.

heh heh
Michelle should think of buying this book by Letitia Baldrige, etiquette expert and served as chief of staff to Jacqueline Kennedy.

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May Day March By Illegals and Those That Support Them

There are a lot of photos online from all the May Day rallies for ILLEGAL immigration. This is just one of them.

A demonstrator covers his face with a Mexican flag during a May Day immigration and labor march and rally in downtown Los Angeles May 1st.

The article is below but I also want to show you this video.


Viva La Raza! (Long live the Race!!) which explains why they never say it in English.

Thousands rally in May Day effort for immigration reform


Thousands of chanting, flag-waving immigrants and activists rallied in cities across the country Thursday, attempting to reinvigorate calls for immigration reform in a presidential election year in which the economy has taken center stage.

From Washington to Miami to Los Angeles, immigrant rights activists demanded citizenship opportunities for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. and an end to raids and deportations.

"We come here to fight for legalization. We're people. We have rights," said Eric Molina, an undocumented factory worker who immigrated to Zion, Ill., from Mexico.

Molina, his sister and his 13-year-old daughter Erika, a U.S. citizen, were among about 15,000 people who rallied in Chicago in one of the largest demonstrations of the day.

Turnout has fallen sharply since the first nationwide rallies in 2006, when more than 1 million people - at least 400,000 in Chicago alone - clogged streets and brought downtown traffic to a standstill. Activists say this year's efforts are focused less on protests and more on voter registration and setting an agenda for the next president.

Some said participation likely was lower because many immigrants increasingly fear deportation.

Margot Veranes, a volunteer organizer in Tucson, Ariz., - where 12,000 took to the streets last year but early estimates Thursday put the crowd at about 500 - blamed the turnout on aggressive enforcement by Border Patrol and police.

"People have been stopped and deported in the last week. This is a community living in fear," said Veranes, a researcher for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. "You never know when you're going to be stopped by Border Patrol and now the police."

But she said that's also why people were marching.

"We're marching to end the raids and the deportations, but we're also marching for health care and education and good jobs," she said.

In Washington, immigrant rights groups and social justice organizations were demanding that Prince William County, in northern Virginia, rescind its anti-illegal immigration measure. They also called for an end to raids and deportations and for establishment of worker centers in Washington, Maryland and Virginia.

Activists also asked the Republican and Democratic national committees to have their presidential candidates enact immigration reform.

A crowd of about 1,000 gathered on the steps of the Oregon Capitol in Salem to call for changes in immigration and workplace laws within the first 100 days of the next congressional session. Many demanded that Oregon reverse a decision, imposed by the Legislature in February, to require proof of legal residence to get a driver's license.

Hugo Orozzo, 17-year-old high school senior, was among hundreds who marched through the streets of southwest Detroit. He was born in the U.S., but his father was born in Mexico and some other family members are originally from Mexico.

"It is going to help my family and friends," Orozzo said of the effort. He carried a preprinted sign that read: "Stop raids and deportations that separate families!" in both English and Spanish.

And in Milwaukee, factory worker Miguel Tesillos, 29, was among hundreds who lined sidewalks waiting for the march to begin.

"Our people, we pay taxes, we pay the same as a citizen," said Tesillos, who has a Green Card. "Maybe the new president can see this point, and do something for us."

But activists say they know it will be a challenge to push their issues to the political forefront.

Immigration reform did not resonate with voters in primary elections who overwhelmingly listed the economy as their top concern. Immigration legislation has stalled and been defeated in the Senate, and presidential candidates have not extensively addressed the issues.

Democratic presidential rivals Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton supported a 2006 bill, sponsored by Republican candidate John McCain, that offered illegal immigrants legal status on conditions such as learning English. All three also have supported a border fence.

In Chicago, 17-year-old Celeste Rodarte marched with a group of her friends from the city's West Side. She said her parents came to the United States more than 20 years ago and became citizens last year.

"I know a lot of people who don't have papers and I want to help them out," Rodarte said.

Seventh-grader Vicente Campos of Milwaukee was granted an excused absence from school to attend the march. He said he was concerned by stories of immigration officials separating parents and children.

"Immigrants come here to support their families in Mexico," said Campos, 13. "They're not all here to do crimes."

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

Illegals are parasites eating away at the fabric of our democracy. The USA is still a sovereign nation. The government might not think so any longer, but the American people certainly do and we want to keep it that way! If you want to live here as Americans, come the legal way. Otherwise, go away, Jose!

....Thank you Mark for the heads up about this.

* Michelle Malkin has a write up and also more photographs

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Former Guantanamo Detainee Carried Out Iraq Suicide Attack

Former Guantanamo detainee carried out Iraq suicide attack

International Herald Tribune

Al-Arabiya television reports that a former Guantanamo detainee carried out a recent suicide bombing in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

A cousin says Abdullah Saleh al-Ajmi, a Kuwaiti released from Guantanamo in 2005, was reported missing two weeks ago and his family learned of his death Thursday through a friend in Iraq.

The cousin, Salem al-Ajmi, told Al-Arabiya on Thursday that the former detainee was behind the latest attack in Mosul, although he did not provide more details.

Three suicide car bombers targeted Iraqi security forces in Mosul on April 26, killing at least seven people.

Mosul is believed to be the last urban stronghold of al-Qaida in Iraq.

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

Abdullah Saleh al-Ajmi is not the only Guantanamo releasee to return to the fighting. A half dozen have been killed fighting with Al Qa'ida and the Taliban in Afghanistan.

I think these lawyers should also be held accountable.

From Wikipedia:

" On September 2, 2003 attorneys Thomas Wilner, Neil H. Koslowe, Kristine A. Huskey, and Heather Lamberg Kafele filed a Petition for writ of Certiorari on behalf of Al Ajmi and eleven other Guantanamo detainees.
In April 2008 Al Ajmi was reported to have conducted a suicide attack in Iraq."

And let's not forget THIS too:
From John McCain

"I would immediately close Guantanamo Bay, move all the prisoners to Fort Leavenworth (Kansas) and truly expedite the judicial proceedings in their cases," he said.

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Shoot and Scoot

By Pfc. Christopher Grammer
50th Public Affairs Detachment

KUWAIT - “As a unit we provide accurate and responsive fire support for units out there on the ground and make sure they get all the fire support they need to accomplish the mission,” said 2nd Lt. Daniel Duffy, a fire direction officer for the 4-27th Field Artillery Regiment.

The 4th Battalion., 27th FA Regt., used the U.S. Army Central ranges near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, to calibrate the 155mm guns of its Paladins before moving north into Iraq.

“We have several different types of charges and propellants that we use,” Duffy said. “Each propellant is manufactured in different lots so they respond differently, therefore we have to determine how much variance there is between lots so that we can account for that during fire missions and provide more accurate fire.”

The Paladin is the most advanced artillery piece currently in use by the U.S. military today. The development of the M109 series was in answer to the need to have a faster, more reliable, highly mobile and extremely lethal replacement for the Howitzer.

The Soldiers of 4th Bn., 27th FA Regt., have the ability to perform many different fire missions due to the versatility and mobility of the Paladin, and its ability to fire different types of rounds.

Besides conventional munitions the Paladin can fire high explosive, illumination and white phosphorous rounds from a distance of about 30 kilometers away, said Sgt. Christopher L. Brown, a Howitzer crewmember with the unit.

Using “shoot and scoot” methods the artillerymen can lay down heavy fire on an enemy position and move out to another position in a manner of 30 seconds thus protecting the crew.

The Paladin is the most advanced artillery system currently in use by the Army today. Only the United States Army uses the Paladin.

A Soldier with the 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, gets powder charges ready to use while calibrating the 155 millimeter gun of a M109 A6 Paladin. The artilllerymen have been training in preparation for combat operations in Iraq.

An M109 A6 Paladin fires a round downrange near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, as the 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armor Division, calibrates its gun systems. The Paladin is a mobile artillery weapons system capable of firing rounds at a range of up to 30 kilometers.

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So They Say The War in Iraq Is Costing Too Much

1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.
Verify at:

2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
Verify at: Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
Verify at: Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!
Verify at: CNN Transcripts

5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
Verify at Lou Dobbs Tonight (CNN)

6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
Verify at: CNN Transcripts

7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
Verify at: Lou Dobbs transcripts CNN

8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.
Verify at: CNN Transcripts

9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.
Verify at: Lou Dobbs CNN transcript

10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US
Verify at: Lou Dobbs CNN transcript

11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border.
Verify at: Homeland Security Report

12. The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period."
Verify at: National Policy Institute

13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin.
Verify at:

14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States."
Verify at: Violent Crimes Institute

The total cost is a whopping $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

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

Well good grief! How about if we had McCain, Bush, Kennedy and rest of the ILLEGAL friendlies pay for this instead of "we the people". This makes me so furious that we all have to pay for this, and those in power demanding we cave in to the illegals probably pay the least if anything at all.

Then there are those like Geraldo that tell us ( I heard this on one of Laura Ingraham radio shows when she had Geraldo on) how smart they are, smarter then any other immigrant. That is what Geraldo said and thank God for Laura laying into Geraldo about this BS. What a LIE, what a bunch of poppycock! If they were sooooo smart then we would have to have the press #2 for Spanish all over the freaking place. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

NO OTHER immigrant group has had to have this, no other has demanded it.
Illegals are so SMART Geraldo ????? I think NOT, prove it by taking away every single Press # 2 for Spanish!!!

......Thank you Mark for sending this.

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May 04, 2008

Thank You Marines of Tilt-Rotor Squadron 263 VMM-263

From left: U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. George J. Trautman, Lt. Col. Paul Rock, Capt. Sara Faibisoff and Sgt. Danny Herrman answer questions about the initial combat deployment of the MV-22 Osprey during a press briefing at the Pentagon, May 2, 2008. All four Marines participated in the Marine Corps' first operational Osprey squadron. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess

Marines Report Osprey Has Proven Itself in Iraq


WASHINGTON, May 2, 2008 – The MV-22 Osprey has proven itself in Iraq, and Marine officials are applying the lessons learned in the first operational deployment of the tilt-rotor aircraft to current operations.

“We’re immensely proud of the Marines of Tilt-Rotor Squadron 263, who took on the challenging task of the first combat deployment of the Osprey,” Lt. Gen. George J. Trautman, deputy commandant for Marine Corps aviation, said here today.

The MV-22 takes off and lands as a helicopter, but flies like an airplane.

Trautman, squadron commander Lt. Col. Paul Rock, MV-22 pilot Capt. Sara Faibisoff, and crew chief Sgt. Danny Herrman briefed Pentagon reporters on the squadron’s deployment to Iraq. The unit deployed from Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., in September 2007 and returned last week.

Trautman said the decision to send the MV-22 to Iraq was the right one. It gave the Marines and soldiers in Anbar province “the best assault support aircraft” ever made, he said.

The MV-22 handled every mission it was assigned, Rock said. The unit flew more than 2,500 sorties during its seven-month deployment, with each of its aircraft flying an average of 62 hours per month. Rock said before the deployment, officials forecast each MV-22 would fly around 50 hours per month.

The aircraft was easier to maintain than the CH-46 helicopters it replaced. The 46 is 1950s-based technology, and mechanics put in 24 hours of maintenance on those aircraft for every hour in the air. The MV-22 took about 9.5 hours of maintenance for every hour of flight.

The squadron deployed with 10 aircraft. “On any given day, about seven aircraft were mission ready,” Rock said. “That was more than sufficient to meet our daily taskings.”

The biggest surprise for the Marines was the vastly increased payload and greatly increased range the Osprey brings to the mission. Herrman said that, in loading the aircraft, he would often run out of cubic space rather than exceeding the weight the aircraft could handle.

The range and speed of the aircraft also were pleasant surprises. Faibisoff told of flying a medical evacuation mission on Christmas Day. She picked up a Marine with a ruptured appendix in a remote base well south of Al Asad Air Base. The aircraft was able to launch and get the Marine to medical help in 56 minutes -- well within the “golden hour,” a rule of thumb that gives an ill or injured person the best chance for survival if treated within the first hour of being stricken.

“We were off deck within 15 minutes of receiving the call and headed for a zone about 90 miles south of Al Asad,” she said.

Computer software makes the aircraft easy to fly, and it was able to handle the desert environment, Faibisoff said.

The aircraft flew raid operations and scout missions, and conducted tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel. The squadron also flew alert missions and casualty evacuations.

“The overwhelming majority of what we did was general support -- taking people, gear, combat equipment all over the very large battle space,” Rock said.

The combat conditions in Anbar province had improved to such a degree that the aircraft never had to fly into a landing zone while hostilities were under way. Still, Rock said, squadron aircraft came under small-arms fire once and rocket fire once.

“Taking advantage of the aircraft’s performance (means that) somebody’s opportunity to engage us is very short,” he said.

The Marine Corps is looking at adding an all-aspect, all-quadrant weapon on the MV-22.

“The system we’re looking at now with the [U.S.] Special Operations Command is an all-aspect weapon that would be mounted in the belly of the aircraft,” Trautman said. The weapon will fire in any direction and be controlled by a gunner inside the airplane.

Another MV-22 squadron is operating at Al Asad Air Base today. The service will create two more squadrons each year.

“We’re on a journey to exploit a new and revolutionary technology,” Trautman said. “We’re going to continue to learn lessons and we’re going to continue to improve and we’re going to work hard to exploit the capability this aircraft.”

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There is also this from this last March this is really interesting.....

Marine Ospreys Will Get 360-Degree Gun

ARLINGTON, Va. - It can fly like an airplane, hover like a helicopter, and soon it will be able to spew rounds like Schwarzenegger.

The Marine Corps' MV-22 Osprey will get a minigun that can fire in all directions, said James Darcy, a spokesman for the Osprey at Naval Air Systems Command.

The Osprey already has a machine gun in the rear of the aircraft, but with the minigun, it would become the only Marine transport helicopter in use with a gun that can fire forward, Darcy said.

The Corps has the option to buy 12 gun systems for Ospreys under a contract with BAE Systems and U.S. Special Operations Command, Darcy said.

The 7.62 mm minigun will go in the rear of the aircraft, while a separate turret with cameras will allow a controller inside the Osprey to see targets, Darcy said.

The weapon system's computer will take into account the speed and position of the aircraft to determine how much the gunner has to lead the target in order to hit it, he said.

Darcy said the gun will also have software to make sure the minigun doesn't shoot off the Osprey's propellers when the aircraft is in airplane mode.

However, the gun will most likely be used more often when the Osprey is in helicopter mode, he said.

The minigun will fire about 3,000 rounds per minute and have a maximum range of about 1,000 meters, said Dave Adamiak, of BAE Systems.

The major factor in determining what weapon with which to fit the Osprey was size limitation, he said.

The entire system needed to fit into two holes in the aircraft's floor, each known as a "hell hole," which is used to attach cables to external cargo, such as a Humvee, Adamiak explained.

Weapon systems such as the .50-caliber machine gun were simply too big to fit in the space available, he said.

The weapon system weighs between 700 and 800 pounds, meaning the Osprey will have two to three fewer seats for troops, Adamiak said.

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Kennedy and Kerry Say Still Hopeful For Obama

Kennedy still ‘hopeful’ Obama will win Dem. nomination

Boston Herald

"Sen. Edward M. Kennedy admitted yesterday that Barack Obama is running out of time to sew up the Democratic presidential nomination but remains “hopeful” the Illinois senator will overcome Hillary Clinton’s late surge."
"Kennedy and Sen. John F. Kerry and I are both supporting Obama in his battle against Clinton (D-N.Y.). Kennedy said despite Obama’s recent slips, he remains the best choice for the Democratic party and the country.
“He still offers the best opportunity for new leadership in this country,” Kennedy said.

Obama and Clinton were both in North Carolina last night. Obama has been leading in recent polls in North Carolina while Clinton picked up a big endorsement from Indiana’s largest newspaper, the Indianapolis Star."

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I wonder how long it will be before Ted offers to chauffeur Hillary and give her a ride?

"Kennedy said despite Obama’s recent slips"

LOL I can just imagine Kennedy sitting there drink in hand watching the whole Rev.Wright and Obama thing happening. Then another drink and another and oh no the Rev. is speaking again, pour another drink. hahaha

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7 Count em' 7 Votes More Gives Obama Win In Guam

Barack Obama has won the Guam Democratic caucuses by a margin of 7 votes.


Obama and Clinton will split the U.S. territory's four pledged delegate votes evenly, with two apiece.

The battle for the Democratic nomination next heads to Indiana and North Carolina, which both will hold primaries on Tuesday.

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Whew and I was counting the hours for this one to come through.....hahaha

heh heh Obama stole the election in Guam! Recount! Recount until Hillary wins. Let’s let ALL the votes count. Call the Supreme Court. Fraud! Theft! They’re trying to steal this election just like Bush did! Aaaaaaahhhh!

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Iraqi Officials Show Proof Of Iranian Support For Militias and Iran Says No More Talks

A woman walks past an anti-American mural on a wall of the former U.S. embassy in central Tehran May 1, 2008.
A senior Iranian official said on Saturday Tehran saw no need for more talks with the United States about Iraqi security until what he described as U.S. attacks on Iraqis stopped, Iran's Fars News Agency reported.

* Iraqi officials show proof of Iranian support for militias

* U.S. military official says some Iranian arms made in 2008

Iraq presents proof of Iranian meddling-official


May 2


An Iraqi delegation in Iran has confronted Iranian security officials with evidence that Tehran is providing support for Shi'ite militias battling Iraqi government forces, an Iraqi official said on Friday.

"They presented a list of names, training camps and cells linked to Iran," Haidar al-Ibadi, a member of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Dawa party, told Reuters.
"The Iranians did not confess or admit anything. They claim they are not intervening in Iraq and they feel they are being unfairly blamed for everything going on Iraq," he said of the talks, which took place on Thursday.

Ibadi said he had been in contact with the delegation.

Washington has long accused Tehran of backing Shi'ite militias, particularly fiery cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Mehdi Army, providing them with weapons, funding and training. It has displayed some of the weapons, including rockets and mortars.

The Shi'ite-led Iraqi government, however, has generally been more restrained in its criticism of its Shi'ite majority neighbour, which denies the charges and says it supports the government.

Maliki launched a crackdown on the Mehdi Army in the southern oil hub of Basra in late March, provoking a furious response by the militia in southern Iraq and Baghdad, including relentless volleys of Iranian-made rockets against the Green Zone government and diplomatic compound in the capital.

The U.S. military said this week that "very, very significant" amounts of Iranian weaponry had been found in Basra and Baghdad during the offensive. Some of those arms were made in 2008, a senior U.S. military official said on Friday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there had been a "sea change" in Baghdad's view of Iranian activity in Iraq since the discovery of the weapons.

"Basra changed it for the Iraqis. I'm not sure they believed it before. But they went to Basra and saw it first hand," he said.

Maliki's ruling United Iraqi Alliance, a coalition of Shi'ite Islamist parties, sent the delegation to Tehran to tell Iranian officials to stop backing the militias.

The delegation includes the deputy speaker of parliament, Khalid al-Attiya, Ali al-Adeeb, a lawmaker from Dawa, and Hadi al-Amari, a powerful figure in the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, one of the biggest Shi'ite parties in Iraq.

And this is latest as of this posting........

TEHRAN (Reuters)

A senior Iranian official said on Saturday Tehran saw no need for more talks with the United States about Iraqi security until what he described as U.S. attacks on Iraqis stopped, Iran's Fars News Agency reported.

Washington accuses Tehran of funding, training and equipping militias in Iraq, a charge Iran denies. Tehran blames the presence of U.S. troops for violence and instability in Iraq.

"Should the Americans' attacks against civilians and the defenseless Iraqi people come to an end, Iran will consider their request for the fourth round of negotiations," Fars quoted the official as saying.

It said the official was a senior member of the negotiating team with U.S. officials but did not give his name.

"Under the current conditions, with the Americans' massive attacks on the Iraqi people in various cities, no need is felt for holding negotiations with that country about Iraq's security," the official said.

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"If US savage attacks against the Iraqi people are stopped, we will examine the US request for a fourth round of talks," the unnamed official said"

Is the savage official too scared to be named? Friggin cowards and thugs.

They must be complaining about our attacks against Mookie’s Army. TUFF he is owned by Iran.

The nerve of them. Asking us to stop attacks on their own Iranian-backed criminal gangs, then they would consider re-opening talks with us. Hell, smart Americans don't want to bother talking to Iran in the first place. Only the failures like the nitwits in the Iraq Study Group, and the Hamas-supported Presidential candidate, the Obamessiah, think that talking to the Iranians is going to accomplish anything.

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Explosively Formed Penetrators found in Baghdad

Explosively Formed Penetrators found in Baghdad

EFP cache found in Warij



Coalition forces found a weapons cache of explosively formed penetrators in the southern Baghdad community of Warij May 2.

Soldiers from 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division were on patrol in Warij when they discovered four EFPs hidden in a closet shelf in a factory office. A brand new 107 mm rocket was also discovered. The EFPs were covered with foam and had wires leading from the back.

The cache also included 40 pounds of unknown bulk explosives, a rocket sled and blasting caps.

A guard at the factory was detained after it was determined he lied about having prior knowledge about the rocket and EFPs.

The cache was taken to a nearby forward operating base for investigation.

EFP is an explosively formed penetrator weapon. A high explosive behind a shallow cone of maleable metal (usually copper). When the high explosive detonates, the copper cone is instantly liquified. The now liquid copper forms a “slug” of molten metal flying towards the target at about 24,000 feet per second. The energy is enough to cut a small hole right through heavy armor. The molten metal ignites any flamable material it contacts on its way through the vehicle (preferred target is an armored vehicle such as a tank or armord fighting vehicle). It works like a LASER at ranges up to a couple of hundred yards, depending on the size of the copper disk and the type of explosive used. The Iranians have been making them and smuggling them into Iraq for use against our forces.

EFPs have been used in improvised explosive devices against armoured cars, for example[5] in the 1989 assassination of the German banker Alfred Herrhausen (attributed to the Red Army Faction)[citation needed], and by the Hezbollah in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict[citation needed]. A recent development is their widespread introduction in IEDs by insurgents in Iraq.[6] The charges are generally cylindrical, fabricated from commonly available metal pipe, with the forward end closed by a concave copper or steel disk-shaped liner to create a shaped charge. Explosive is loaded behind the metal liner to fill the pipe. Upon detonation, the explosive projects the liner to form a projectile at a speed well over 1 km/s, depending on the design and type of explosive used. Because they use explosives to form a molten (technically, a super-plastically formed, but still solid) copper penetrator, instead of using an explosive blast or solid metal penetrator, these charges are extremely dangerous, even to the new generation of MRAPs (which are made to withstand an anti-tank mine), and many tanks.[7] Often mounted on crash barriers at window level, they are placed along roadsides at choke points where vehicles must slow down, such as intersections and junctions. This gives the operator time to judge the moment to fire, when the vehicle is moving more slowly.[8] Detonation is controlled by cable, radio control (RC), or remote arming with passive IR (PIR) trigger. EFPs can be deployed singly, in pairs, or in arrays, depending on the tactical situation.
source: WIKIpedia

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This is bad news for our military vehicles and their occupants. I am sooo glad they found this and maybe they will find any others so they are not out there anymore. Damn Iran!

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War News Our Media Does Not Tell Us About

Iraqi Citizens Capture Criminal Responsible for Detonating Bomb


Iraqi citizens, who witnessed a vehicle borne improvised explosive device that killed one Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldier, turned over a criminal to the Iraqi National Police, May 1.

The citizens observed a man parking a vehicle and walking a significant distance away from it. They saw the man using a cell phone before the detonation. After the blast, Iraqi citizens chased the criminal and made a citizen’s arrest. The criminal was turned over to the Iraqi National Police, where he tested positive for explosive compounds.

Two other criminals were also apprehended after they were observed and identified watching the area when the blast occurred. They also tested positive for explosives.

“An American Soldier paid the ultimate price on behalf of his country, his family and the citizens of Iraq,” said Col. Allen Batschelet, the chief of staff for MND-B and the 4th Infantry Division. “We will not relent in our efforts to rid Baghdad of these criminal elements, and today, as many times before, we were aided in that struggle by the people of Iraq.
“The citizens of Iraq have repeatedly shown their displeasure for these criminals operating in their neighborhoods and are continuing to assist American forces to rid these criminals off the streets in Baghdad,” Batschelet said.

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

I am thrilled to see this happening. It seems like it has taken forever but we are seeing more and more of this where the people themselves are fed up with the terrorists.

My only grip though is have you noticed how the kissing up to Islam has morphed from “terrorists” to “insurgents” to “criminals” in military-speak. That I don't like happening at all.

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May 03, 2008

Lt. Col. Travis "Flak" Willis Reaches Combat Hours

Lt. Col. Travis "Flak" Willis, an F-15E Strike Eagle weapon systems officer, sits in his ‘office' after returning from a milestone mission here. Colonel Willis reached 1,000 combat hours March 31 while flying his 335th mission while deployed with the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. (Courtesy Photo)

Lt. Col. Travis "Flak" Willis is congratulated by Brig. Gen. Mike Holmes, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, after returning from a mission here. Colonel Willis reached 1,000 combat hours March 31 while flying his 335th mission while deployed with the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. (Courtesy Photo)


Rewind 17 years to 1991. Then 1st Lt. Travis Willis flew his first combat sortie in an F-111F Aardvark on night one of Operation DESERT STORM.

Fast forward 1,000 combat hours to March 31, 2008 when aircrew and maintenance members of the 335 Expeditionary Fighter Squadron congratulated Lt. Col. Travis "Flak" Willis. The F-15E Strike Eagle weapon systems officer achieved the aviation milestone on an Operation ENDURING FREEDOM mission over the skies of Afghanistan, which happened to be his 335th mission.

From his first combat hour to his 1000th, Colonel Willis credits his success to two things: training and maintenance.

"The way we train day to day is the key to our success in war" said Colonel Willis. "It takes about 2.5 years to train an F-15E pilot or WSO to be combat ready. We have folks on the deployment who just completed their training and are mission ready. I know for a fact because I see them flying over in OEF doing a fantastic job. Our success depends heavily on Air Education and Training Command teaching them their basic flying skills and earning their wings."

The students then head to the 333rd Fighter Squadron and 334th Flying Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C, where they're taught to fly the F-15E Strike Eagle.

"The job these two training squadrons do impact the entire F-15E fleet across the world. Finally, the young F-15E pilots and WSOs are trained on how to employ the F-15E in combat by the 335th. In fact, the pilots and WSOs today are better prepared than when I was a young WSO."

It's also the young maintainers who keep today's aging aircraft in the air and in the fight. Throughout his career, Colonel Willis has always been impressed by Air Force maintainers.

"Even though our jets are starting to get a little long in the tooth, you know they are the best maintained aircraft in the world," he said. "The crew chiefs, back shops, weapons loaders are all top-notch and have pride in their jobs. They go into combat with us every day. You have absolute faith in your maintainers and the aircraft."

Previously, Colonel Willis was the VT-10 Wildcats Skipper, or squadron commander, at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida. VT-10 is a joint Navy and Air Force squadron that trains officers to be WSOs and naval flight officers for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.

"It's brilliant; some of the young WSOs I trained two years ago in VT-10 are flying here today with the 335th Chiefs, and it is great to see what a wonderful job they are doing," said the Texas native.
"Flying in the Air Force is open to anyone and we need the best and brightest," added the colonel. "A lot of people don't imagine themselves flying jets in the Air Force. All you need is the desire, drive and focus…the Air Force will provide the training and the opportunity."

Lt. Col. James Jinnette, 335 EFS commander, appreciates Colonel Willis' influence in his unit.

"We're a very young squadron, with 22 first-time deployers," said Colonel Jinnette. "Flak's incredible breadth of combat experience, gained over nearly two decades and multiple tours in two aircraft types really inspires our aviators at all experience levels. He's a fantastic instructor, and I credit him with helping many of our youngest officers achieve remarkable things here in Afghanistan. They have been exceptional, and it's due in no small part to his leadership."


This breadth of experience has given the colonel a deep understanding of the importance of air power in the combat zone.

"We bring massive firepower into the fight quickly, with precision and flexibility. If needed, we can strike deep, well beyond the ground forces ability to project power or engage the enemy in conjunction with the ground forces. My hats off to the great job the folks on the ground are doing here in Afghanistan. The combined air-ground team is very effective."

Over the years, Colonel Willis has not lost his enthusiasm for his job and looks forward to deployments.

"Everyone should want to deploy, regardless of your job," he added. "Some of my best memories in the Air Force are from deployments."

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Congratulations to Lt. Col. Travis "Flak" Willis! God bless you and thank you!

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Marine Sgt. Merlin German ~ "Miracle Man"~ Rest in peace, brave Marine


Sergeant Merlin German (USMC) was born in Manhattan, New York on Nov. 15, 1985. He enlisted in the Marine Corps 08 September 2003 and received a meritorious promotion to Private First Class out of boot camp. in April 2004, Sergeant German transferred to his first permanent duty station, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division where he served as a Field Artillery Cannoneer.

Shortly after, Sergeant German was assigned to his unit, he was sent to Machinegunner's Course. Among the Corporals and Sergeants, he was the only Private First Class to attend the course. Sergeant German's outstanding leadership skills helped him to graduate second in his class.

In September 2004, Sergeant German's unit was attached to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines and became part of Weapons Platoon for convoy security. His unit was charged with safely transporting prisoners and cargo, and Sgt. German participated in over 150 successful missions. Sergeant German's Platoon Sergeant and Company Commander applauded him for his keen sense of spotting improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

In the first six months of deployment, Sergeant German found 8 IEDs without anyone sustaining injuries. On 21 February 2005, Sergeant German's squad was on a mission to recon an unknown route from Jordan to Baghdad. While en route to Camp Ramadi, Sergeant German spotted an IED while standing in the turret at his Mk-19 machine gun. With no time to alert the driver, their HUMVEE was hit on a left side by a gas-fed shape charge explosive. Sergeant German was blown clear of the vehicle, and his fellow Marines helped extinguish the flames that had quickly burned 97% of his total body surface area.

Chuck Norris visiting Marine Sgt. Merlin German



Marine Sgt. Merlin German, who became a symbol of resilience as he strove to recover from a roadside bomb blast in Iraq that blanketed 97 percent of his body with burns, has died, the Defense Department said.

German died April 11 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, where he was continuing treatment for the injuries he suffered in combat on Feb. 22, 2005, the Pentagon said Thursday. He was 22.

A memorial service was held Friday evening at Woodlands High School in Hartsdale, N.Y., the school from which German graduated in 2003. In California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that the state Capitol's flags would be flown at half-staff in German's honor, saying the sergeant's "courage and unfailing loyalty serve as an inspiration to Americans everywhere."

The former turret gunner was dubbed the "Miracle Man" for his determination in facing his wounds, which cost the former saxophone player his fingers and rippled his face with scars. He endured between 120 and 150 surgeries, spent 17 months in a hospital and had to learn to walk again.

Meanwhile, he started a charity, Merlin's Miracles, to aid child burn victims, and considered college and a career.
For more on the charity, visit

"Sometimes I don't think I can't do it," he told The Associated Press last year. "Then I think: Why not? I can do whatever I want...Nobody has ever been 97 percent dead and survived, and lived to walk."

Born in Manhattan, German moved to New York City's northern suburbs as a teenager.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps in September 2003, according to his charity's Web site. He was medically retired four years later, the Defense Department said.

A llittle more from the San Antonio Express

Serving in the military is all that anyone can remember Merlin talking about wanting to do as he grew up.

"He always wanted to be in the military," remembers Jedd Chesterson, his best friend from high school.

He joined the Marines after graduating from high school. When he went home after boot camp, his brother Fred teased him that the Iraqi soldiers would take his rifle away from him. Merlin grabbed a broomstick and challenged his brother to try to take it away from him, which Fred quickly did.

Surprised, Merlin said, "They're not that strong in Iraq."

He got stronger. On Feb. 21, 2005, Merlin had been in Iraq for nine months and was two weeks away from coming home.

"He'd already bought his ticket," said his father, Hemery.

His Humvee hit a roadside improvised explosive device in Baghdad and he suffered burns over 97 percent of his body.

"Every part except the top of his scalp and the soles of his feet," said his sister Lawren.

Whenever he was hospitalized he'd go to the rooms of other wounded veterans to encourage them to keep going and getting better.

He designed a T-shirt that in the front read, "Got 3 percent chance of survival, what ya gonna do?" The back of it read, "A) Fight Through, b) Stay Strong, c) Overcome Because I Am a Warrior, d) All Of The Above." D is circled.

In October 2006, the artist Thomas Kinkade learned about Merlin and, impressed with his spirit, gave him a signed, limited edition of his painting, "Heading Home," which shows a soldier walking toward a light.

Two months later, at BAMC's Christmas Ball, Merlin, after weeks of agonizing practice with Guerra, surprised his mother by dancing with her to, "Have I Told You Lately."

Merlin was featured in USA Today as well as this and other newspapers and became a bit of a celebrity magnet, meeting, among others, President Bush and, most recently, Dennis Miller during the Final Four.

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

This is so sad. He fought such a long battle to stay alive. We have lost another Hero but he will never be forgotten. Prayers for his family and loved ones. Rest in peace Marine Sgt. Merlin German.

It’s really too bad the names of these great Americans are not on the lips of more fellow citizens.

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

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"The Time for America's Death Has Come" Says Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati

Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, Chairman of the Iranian Guardian Council: The Time for America's Death Has Come

You can see the VIDEO HERE

Following are excerpts from a public address delivered by Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, Chairman of the Iranian Guardian Council, which aired on Channel 1, Iranian TV on April 18, 2008.

Ayatollah Jannati: The military philosophy of Islam is to create a force with in Islam that will be the most powerful force, which no one can defeat.

We must aspire to having in the not so distant future, Allah willing, military forces that are better trained than any other force in the world, and the most powerful military equipment in the world, so that no one will dare to consider violating the sanctity of the Islamic Republic. We will safeguard not only the sanctity of the Islamic Republic, but of Islam too, and we will defend oppressed Muslims throughout the world, so that all the Muslims will know that they have a strong protector. Thus, the enemies will not even dare to consider attacking Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, or anywhere else. We will support all the oppressed people and the oppressed Muslims in the world. We must aspire to such a future.

Crowd chants: Death to America

Death to America

Death to America

Death to America

Death to America

Yes, I must tell you that the time for America's death has come. You cried: "Death to the Shah," and indeed, he died. You cried: "Death to Israel," and it is now on its deathbed. You cry: "Death to America," and before long, Allah willing, the prayer for the dead will be recited over it.

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

hmmmmm well I guess everyone has their Rev Wright.

They sure have been acting nervous lately.

Yea, yea, yea... Listen up blowhard, the last bigmouth who promised the US a mother-of-all battles, was pulled out of a spidy hole after hiding like a little girl for months, had his head checked for lice on worldwide TV, and then swung from a gallows.

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Ahmad Khatami Vows Crushing Response

Top cleric vows crushing response if Iran attacked


A top cleric on Friday vowed that Iran would deal a knock-out blow to what he called maniacs in the United States and Israel if they ever attacked the Islamic republic.

"If maniacs in Washington or Tel Aviv seek to take action, the Iranian nation will slap them so hard they will not get off the floor," hardline cleric Ahmad Khatami said in a Friday prayer sermon carried live on state radio.

The Pentagon on Wednesday denied reports of new plans for military options against Iran, which is accused by the United States of seeking nuclear weapons, sponsoring terrorism and meddling in Iraq.

Iran vehemently denies all the charges.

However, Washington has never ruled out a military option in a bid to thwart Iran's nuclear drive, which Tehran insists is solely aimed at peaceful energy production.

The cleric said the fact that the United States had not yet attacked Iran was because it "has not been possible, not that it did not want to."
"Death be upon" Israel for "celebrating the killing of innocent people" in the Gaza Strip, Khatami also said. Iran does not recognise Israel, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for the annihilation of the Jewish State.
"Israel should know that these pressures will pave the way for another Intifada which will turn the Israelis' day into night," Khatami said.

Israel, the Middle East's sole if undeclared nuclear power, accuses Iran of seeking atomic weapons and has urged tougher punitive measures against Tehran, which is already under three sets of UN Security Council sanctions for its refusal to halt uranium enrichment.

Khatami also took a swipe at US Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for her threat to "totally obliterate" Iran if it launched a nuclear attack on Israel.

"Shame on you that your presidents should be weak-willed servants of Israel," he said.

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

Ever notice how they always are referred to as "Top cleric vows"......LOL

No matter who the person is they are called a TOP cleric and they are always vowing. hahaha

Ahmad Khatami is full of it. Iran has been sending weapons, and terrorists to Iraq to kill our American soldiers. FUGEDABODIT!!!! Ahmad Khatami, first of all Iran is killing our soldiers, sending the weapons and terrorists from Iran in Iraq...... hello Ahmad I said from IRAN. Then the nuke thang' and you think America will sit by and just let this happen. Hello-o-o press ONE for a reality and press TWO for look up will one day be seeing your sky light up like the 4th of July you freakazoid Moslem.

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May 02, 2008

Amnesty International Targets Waterboarding In Ad At Cinemas

Amnesty International targets waterboarding

The advertisement can be also be seen starting at 50 cinemas from next month and onwards.

Source : CNN

"Amnesty International is leading the campaign to persuade the US to abandon the practice -- a form of torture used as long ago as the Spanish Inquisition -- and is stepping up its efforts with the release of a graphic and disturbing advertisement.

Kate Allen, the UK director of Amnesty International, said: "Our film shows you what the CIA doesn't want you to see -- the disgusting reality of half-drowning a person.

"For a few seconds, our film-makers did it for real. Even for those few seconds, it's horrifying to watch. The reality -- in a secret prison with no one to stop it -- is much, much worse."

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

Does Amnesty International care about how our soldiers that were taken were mutilated?
Does Amnesty International care about the beheadings of contractors and others from our country?

no ..No... NO! ...Amnesty International could care less!

...Thank you Linda for the link.

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For Rev. Jeremiah Wright The Hits Keep Coming

Northwestern rescinds honorary degree offer to Rev. Wright


Northwestern University has withdrawn its offer of an honorary degree to the former pastor of Democrat Barack Obama.

A university official says the school had offered the Rev. Jeremiah Wright an honorary Doctorate of Sacred Theology.

But vice president for university relations Alan Cubbage now says the offer has been rescinded because of the controversy surrounding Wright. He also says the school wants "to ensure that the celebratory character of commencement not be affected."

Wright is the former senior minister at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. His criticisms of the United States have drawn criticism to Obama's presidential campaign.

A phone call to Wright's home wasn't answered.

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


Hey Rev. Wright, your chickens are comin’ hommmmmmme toooooooooooooo roooooooooooooosssssssttttttt!

Like Obama, they were fine with it until everyone found out.

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Hillary Blasts Bush For Defense Defense Technology Work Sent To China

Clinton blasts Bush for project Bill OK'd

McClatchy Newspapers ...for complete article


Hillary Clinton loves to tell the story about how the Chinese government bought a good American company in Indiana, laid off all its workers and moved its critical defense technology work to China.

It’s a story with a dramatic, political ending. Republican President George W. Bush could have stopped it, but he didn’t.

If she were president, Clinton says, she’d fight to protect those jobs. It’s just the kind of talk that’s helping her win support from working-class Democrats worried about their jobs and paychecks, not to mention their country’s security.

What Clinton never includes in the oft-repeated tale is the role that prominent Democrats played in selling the company and its technology to the Chinese. She never mentions that big-time Democratic contributor George Soros helped put together the deal to sell the company or that the sale was approved by her husband's administration.

In response, the Clinton campaign said that Bill Clinton's administration had gotten assurances at the time it approved the deal that production would remain inside the United States, and that the shift of jobs to China didn't occur until under the Bush administration.
“Hillary Clinton must have been hoping we Hoosiers have short memories,” Ed Dixon of Valparaiso said in a letter to a local newspaper after a recent Clinton visit. “Her husband was president at the time and allowed this to happen.”
“They would have us believe Bush was behind this sale,” added Fred Sliger of Valparaiso in another letter, “when in fact the Clinton administration rubber-stamped this along with the sale of numerous other high-tech secrets to the Chinese. …Let's get the facts straight.”

McClatchy Newspapers ...for complete article

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

Hillary’s gears are slipping. She is forgetting that there are those of us out here that know that she is full of crap.

What I want to know is WHY we are allowing an enemy nation to purchase our corporations AT ALL.

"Former London Sunday Times correspondent James Adams wrote a book in which he described the Chinese success with the Clinton crowd as "an espionage coup of epic proportions."
• According to the New York Times, Clinton removed $2 billion in trade with China from national security scrutiny. Among the results: 77 supercomputers – capable of 13 billion calculations per second – that could scramble and unscramble secret data and design nuclear weapons. These were purchased by the Chinese without a peep stateside. At least some of them would be used by the Chinese military.
Where was the retribution and punishment at the the discovery by Energy Department officials poring over Chinese nuclear weapons data that had the chill of a classic Cold War scandal: Beijing, possibly working through a sympathetic scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, had stolen the technology needed to miniaturize nuclear warheads, making it easier, in turn, to deploy missiles that could threaten the United States."

....Thank you Lynn for this article and link.

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Detroit City Council Hearing Adjourned Amid Shouting Match

A Detroit City Council special investigative session into a police whistle-blower lawsuit settlement erupted into a yelling match when President Pro Tem Monica Conyers made claims that she was being disrespected.

The argument began when Conyers asked an independent attorney who was testifying if the council could be sued by Detroit residents for approving the $8.4-million lawsuit settlement.

Councilwoman JoAnn Watson said: "They can sue you; I voted no."

Conyers told Watson to stop interrupting and disrespecting her. She added: "We all know how you voted; you don't have to keep repeating it."

Moments later, Conyers interrupted Council President Ken Cockrel as he was questioning Carl Edwards, the Detroit attorney. Cockrel reminded Conyers that he had the floor and banged his gavel repeatedly.

Conyers railed: "You're not my Daddy. You're not going to disrespect me. Grow up! Control your house and learn how to treat women."

Cockrel told Conyers that she was "one to talk."

Conyers also made repeated mocking reference to Cockrel as Shrek, the green, grumpy and rotund ogre from the animated film.

As the council members yelled at each other, residents attending the hearings yelled, as well. "You're disrespecting the citizens!" and "This is a shame!"

Cockrel took a quick recess to regain order before then breaking for lunch.

Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers get taken to the woodshed by an eight grader. Monica Conyers is the wife of Michigan Congressman, John Conyers.

That girl was great! Conyers trying to deflect back to the kid “haven’t you ever done that?” Girl: “But we are children, you are an adult!”

I think that girl proved herself more an adult then Conyers . LOL! The young girl Kierra certainly had her number — and she recognized the BS as it flowed. I loved the look on her face at the end of the clip!

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May 01, 2008

Democrats Angry In Florida ~ LOL

Luis Miranda, deputy communications director for the Democratic National Committee, addresses a group of people rallying for Florida's Democratic primary to be counted during a demonstration at DNC headquarters April 30, 2008 in Washington, DC. .


A small but very fired up group of Floridians rallied in the street outside the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters here today, demanding that their primary votes be counted and threatening to literally block the doors of the Democratic Convention if they aren't.

Peacefully chanting “Florida Must Count!’ and “Count Our Votes!” while carrying placards and miniature Florida flags.

"We will shut down the convention!" exclaimed Rep. Corrine Brown. "If we are not seated, then nobody is going to be seated!"

Brown, a superdelegate pledged to Clinton, addressed a crowd of about 250 who had been bused up to D.C. from Florida this week under the auspices of LULAC, an Hispanic advocacy group. Though Brown and another super who spoke -- Rep. Hilda Solis -- are in the Clinton camp, organizers went out of their way to remove any hint that they favored one or the other Democrat in the race.

"We're not supposed to talk about that," confided Harriet Meltzer, 83, a member in good standing of the Del Ray Democratic Club, though she allowed that she was, in fact, a Clinton supporter. "What's he going to do when he goes to the Middle East?" she asked of Obama, who she deems to be lacking in experience. "Charm them?"

But others were adamant that this was about right and wrong, not Obama and Clinton. "We've been robbed. I didn't get a say," said Glenda O'Laughlin of Clearwater. "This is a betrayal of our rights as citizens," added Branford Fambro, also of Clearwater.

This is a civil liberties issue – not a campaign or candidate issue,” said Jose Fernandez, the Florida state coordinator for the League of United Latin American Citizens, speaking to the crowd.

Standing in the crowd, Fred Araque, 66, a truck driver from Spring Hill, Fla., pointed to his wife Adela, 65, and said, “She is for Hillary, and I am for Hillary."
“I think most of the people here are for Hillary,” said Araque.

Protesters eventually turned their ire on Howard Dean, literally calling him out with taunting chants of, "Be a man, Howard!" and "Where is Howard!?"

After organizers went inside to meet with DNC officials, who they got outside to address the crowd was not Dean but Luis Miranda, deputy communications director for regional and specialty media.

His promise of Florida representation in Denver was greeted with shouts of "When?" and "How?"

He had no details to offer.

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

LOL Gosh this is priceless!

Let's see they have Superdelegates that can in one vote of their own take away an entire voting block of citizens. Then they have this stupid fight about Florida and Michigan just because of dates for primaries not making the DNC happy. Amazing!

And STILL these idiot democrat voters want to vote democrat. haha They must like to be abused by their party.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day is a day that has been set aside for remembering the victims of the Holocaust and for reminding Americans of what can happen to civilized people when bigotry, hatred and indifference reign.

The Holocaust is not merely a story of destruction and loss; it is a story of an apathetic world and a few rare individuals of extraordinary courage. It is a remarkable story of the human spirit and the life that flourished before the Holocaust, struggled during its darkest hours, and ultimately prevailed as survivors rebuilt their lives.

It has been over 60 years since the Holocaust. To survivors, the Holocaust remains real and ever-present, but for some others, sixty years makes the Holocaust seem part of ancient history. Year-round we try to teach and inform others about the horrors of the Holocaust. We confront the questions of what happened? How did it happen? How could it happen? Could it happen again?

On April 12, 1951, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) proclaimed Yom Hashoah U'Mered HaGetaot (Holocaust and Ghetto Revolt Remembrance Day) to be the 27th of Nissan. The name later became known as Yom Hashoah Ve Hagevurah (Devastation and Heroism Day) and even later simplified to Yom Hashoah.

This year, the Yom Hashoah will be on May 1, 2008.

"And to them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial... an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off." ( Isaiah 56:5)

The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial is the Jewish people's memorial to the murdered six million and symbolizes the ongoing confrontation with the rupture engendered by the Holocaust. Most of the art were created in ghettos, hideouts, camps, on the run, in forests, and in places where one would consider artistic endeavor impossible. While some works of art were lost, thousands more were preserved, against all the odds.

Approximately 1.5 million Jewish children perished in the Holocaust. They are specially remembered in the Children's Memorial, an underground cavern in which the flickering flames of memorial candles are reflected in an infinity of tiny lights within the prevailing darkness. Next to the Museum of Holocaust Art lies an auditorium. Inside are shoes... empty shoes of women, men, and children whose lives were destroyed simply because they were Jews. There's a similar exhibit at the U.S. holocaust memorial museum in D.C.

This is the Holocaust Memorial in Miami, Florida. I saw this one the last time I was in Miami and it is something that stays in your soul.


....Thank you SSgt. Steve for letting me know the date for Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Zo Talks About The War

Zo talks about the War

Zo as he states it is a " Patriotic, conservative Republican".

Zo talks about Rev. Wright

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

This young man is AWESOME! He also has one on race and immigration and several other topics. . I know they are long but so far the ones I have watched have been worth it.

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

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May 1st National Day of Prayer

About the National Day of Prayer:

Recognizing that prayer has been and continues to be an integral part of our nation's history, Congress established the National Day of Prayer in 1952. This observance is currently held on the first Thursday each May, when all Americans are encouraged to exercise their religious freedom by gathering publicly to worship and pray for our land.

This is a critical time to be in prayer for our country.

Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country on Thursday May 1, 2008 in recognition of the 57th Annual National Day of Prayer. In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will pray for our nation; government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.

This year's theme of the Natioinal Day of Prayer, "Prayer! America's Strength and Shield," is based on Psalm 28:7: "The Lord is my strength and shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped."

New events are being added every day and can be found at To highlight a few:

• Chapel Hill, N.C.: While the campus is still reeling from the murder of their student-body president, UNC will host a student-led community event on May 1.

• Prayer Flight: Private pilots from around the country are banding together to fly over and pray for all 50 state capitols.

• A first-time event held in Shanksville, Penn. at the 9/11 crash site of United Flight 93.

• Friday, May 2nd, from 9:00 A. M. to 4:00 P. M.
Prayer at:
The White House
The Supreme Court
U. S. Capitol Building
Lincoln Memorial

Fort Myers, FL, 6/2002
"It is a spiritual enemy we have to contend with. Now is the time to fight. We've got to defeat them on our knees. Pray for our leaders. Pray for our nation. God is alive. God is real. God will answer the prayers of those who humble themselves before Him.

"Bin Laden is not the enemy. No mortal is the enemy. It's the enemy you can't see. It's a war against the forces of darkness. The battle won't be won with guns. It will be won on our knees. Don't let go of this country. Stay on your knees and don't ever give up."

— Major General William G. Boykin, commanding general of the U.S. Army's John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School in Fort Bragg, N.C., including Special Forces and Delta Force.

Talking about his darkest hour, Boykin asked God to protect his men when he sent them into Somalia during a 1993 covert operation, which resulted in a firefight that claimed 18 Army Rangers and was portrayed in Black Hawk Down.

"My heart was broken," said Boykin, noting that he went to his bunk where he cried for his men and was angry with God. "I said there is no God. If there was a God, He would've been here to protect my soldiers." Then, Boykin said he heard God's voice saying: "If there is no God, there is no hope." Boykin described his change of heart after that.

Before every mission, Boykin, who recommitted his life to Christ following the tragic 1993 events in Somalia and portrayed in "Black Hawk Down," said he prays with his men.

"I always pray for God's blessing on these warriors, for His protective hand around them. Then we sing God Bless America. God has been faithful and has held us in His hands." Source: Boykin at Fort Myers, FL, Community Prayer breakfast.

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Bye Bye US Sovereignty~ US Accepts International Criminal Court

U.S. Accepts International Criminal Court

The Wall Street Journal

A senior Bush administration official said Friday that the U.S. now accepts the "reality" of the International Criminal Court, and that Washington would consider aiding the Hague tribunal in its investigation of atrocities in Sudan's Darfur region.

"The U.S. must acknowledge that the ICC enjoys a large body of international support, and that many countries will look to the ICC as the preferred mechanism" for punishing war crimes that individual countries can't or won't address, John Bellinger, the State Department's chief lawyer, told a conference in Chicago marking the 10th anniversary of the tribunal's founding treaty, the Rome Statute. More than 100 countries have ratified the treaty.

Although it reiterated longstanding U.S. concerns about the court, Mr. Bellinger's speech represented a rhetorical turnabout for an administration that came to power determined to hobble the movement for a permanent war crimes tribunal.

"This is a meaty piece of work," said Richard Dicker, international justice director for Human Rights Watch. "It's impossible to imagine such a statement four years ago."

Shortly before the court opened in 2002, the Bush administration "unsigned" the Rome Statute, which President Clinton had approved before leaving office. President Bush subsequently signed legislation authorizing military action, should the court arrest an American, and limiting U.S. dealings with the tribunal.

An architect of the White House's earlier policies dismissed Mr. Bellinger's remarks as "pabulum" from a State Department that is too solicitous of international institutions. "It would be a great speech in the first Clinton administration, and probably a great speech in the second Clinton administration," said John Bolton, the former ambassador to the United Nations who, as undersecretary of state, signed the letter repudiating Rome Statute.
"It reflects the yearning the Rice State Department has for acceptance" by academics and foreign intellectuals, Mr. Bolton said. "The fight resumes after Jan. 20," when a new administration takes office, he added.

All three senators running for president -- Republican John McCain and Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama -- have voiced reservations about the court, but said they would consider closer cooperation with it.

In 2002, both Arizona Sen. McCain and New York Sen. Clinton voted for the anti-court legislation. But Sen. McCain said in 2005 that "I want us in the ICC, but I'm not satisfied that there are enough safeguards," Reuters reported.
This year, Sen. Clinton said she would "reassess how we can best engage with this institution and hold the worst abusers of human rights to account," in a candidate questionnaire from the American Society of International Law.
Illinois Sen. Obama said much the same, adding, "I will consult thoroughly with our military commanders and also examine the track record of the court before reaching a decision on whether the United States should" join.

The Darfur investigation "is likely to do more than any other shape U.S. perceptions of the role and impact of the ICC," Mr. Bellinger said Friday. "We want to see the ICC's Darfur work succeed," and are "prepared to consider" providing assistance, he said.

The thaw between the Bush White House and the court began in 2005, when the U.S. refrained from vetoing a U.N. Security Council resolution referring Darfur atrocities to the court.

Mr. Bellinger said the U.S. wanted the court to "complement" the U.N. Security Council's agenda. That would ensure the court remains aligned with American interests, because the council can take no action without assent from its permanent members -- the U.S., Britain, China, France and Russia.

Mr. Bellinger said the U.S. would look to a diplomatic conference slated for 2010, which is expected to discuss definitions for the international crime of "aggression."

At the Nuremberg tribunal after World War II, the Allies prosecuted Nazi leaders for waging "wars of aggression." More recently, however, the U.S. has worried that a vague definition could be used as a pretext to prosecute American officials for military operations.

The International Criminal Court is intended as a court of last resort for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, when national justice systems can't or won't take action. It has cases open in several countries, including the Central African Republic, Congo and Uganda, but has yet to conduct a trial.

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

Is Bellinger INSANE? State Dept. always looking out for other countries at the expense of ours.

A senior Bush administration official said Friday that the U.S. now accepts the “reality” of the International Criminal Court....Are politicians just born stupid or what?

US Military Personel would be at risk or prosecution for obeying orders in a theater of war that are later portrayed by the press as " War Crimes."

Because our nation has a sense of morality, it can be used against us, and a soldier who is an alleged "baby killer" could actually halt or redefine US policy by virtue of action of the ICC and press coverage.

I am not sure but I think this would mean we would no longer have a sovereign nation.

Wouldn't it be possible then for the ICC to also effectively implement gun control laws enacted by the United Nations, in direct treaty superiority to the 2nd ammendment.

This is really horrible news, and if its an initiative at State, it needs to be halted and decapitated, forthwith!

I sure miss John Bolton!

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