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July 31, 2008

Moron Obama's Energy Plan:Inflating Your Tires



"There are things you can do individually, though, to save energy. Making sure your tires are properly inflated — simple thing. But we could save all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling — if everybody was just inflating their tires? And getting regular tune-ups? You’d actually save just as much! "

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


What no one is fainting???? No one is holding their arms up in the air chanting OH-BAM-AH???? I didn't hear one peep of...."YES WE CAN" !

Hussein inflated his head in Europe, he is stuck on inflating fer'sure! OH I could really have some fun with this one, but I will keep it PG rated. hahahahaha

I watched the clip on Fox today. The thing I noticed was the dead silence from the crowd. I had the feeling BHO knew he had goofed. hahaha

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (14)

Terrorists New Underwear Fruit of the Boom! What’s left for the virgins? LOL

Terrorists develop ‘suicide underwear’

Daily Times Pakistan


Would-be suicide bombers could be using explosives “underwear briefs” rather than explosives jackets to evade “conservative” body searches, sources said on Wednesday.

Sihala Police College forensic lab sources told Daily Times that the study of recent suicide attacks showed that suicide bombers used “explosives-laden” under-garments, briefs in particular, to carry out the attacks.

The sources said that the explosives could weigh between five kilogrammes to seven kilogrammes, made deadly by adding glass splinters, metal ball bearings and bullets.

The law enforcers normally search upper body parts sparing the “privates”, the sources said, hence assailants are increasingly using the lower body parts to dodge the searches.

The sources said that forensic experts were trying to devise methods to pre-empt suicide bombing. The experts have achieved successes in “Post Bombing Investigation,” the sources said, adding that resources are sharpening “Pre Bombing Investigation” techniques.

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

OUCH! LOL oh my gosh I guess this gives new meaning to hot pants. How stupid they are to begin with and now this?

And they say that the islamists are stuck in the 7th century!! LMAO pun intended..heh heh

Israel develops medical breakthroughs, Japan sophisticated consumer electronics, Germans excel at precision optics, the US cutting edge military technology, and the islamists come up with exploding underwear.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (14)

Rabid Obama Supporter Ludacris zand His Obama Video

There's a new celebrity tribute to Barack Obama, but his campaign isn't exactly loving it.

The rapper Ludacris has a video, titled "Obama is here," that predicts the Democrat will win the presidency and urges blacks to get out and vote. It features footage of Obama dancing on the "Ellen Degeneres Show" and shooting hoops with US soldiers.

B. Hussein Obama and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges

"you can't stop what's bout to happen, we bout to make history the first black president is destined and it's meant to be the threats ain't fazing us, the nooses or the jokes so get off your ass, black people, it's time to get out and vote! paint the White House black and I'm sure that's got 'em terrified!"

All of the Lyrics to Ludacris, Obama supporter

I’m back on it like I just signed my record deal
yeah the best is here, the Bentley Coup paint is dripping wet, it got sex appeal
never should have hated
you never should’ve doubted him
with a slot in the president’s iPod Obama shattered ‘em
Said I handled his biz and I’m one of his favorite rappers
Well give Luda a special pardon if I’m ever in the slammer
Better yet put him in office, make me your vice president
Hillary hated on you, so that b^$&%* is irrelevant
Jesse talking slick and apologizing for what?
if you said it then you meant it how you want it have a gut!
and all you other politicians trying to hate on my man,
watch us win a majority vote in every state on my man
you can’t stop what’s bout to happen, we bout to make history
the first black president is destined and it’s meant to be
the threats ain’t fazing us, the nooses or the jokes
so get off your ass, black people, it’s time to get out and vote!
paint the White House black and I’m sure that’s got ‘em terrified
McCain don’t belong in ANY chair unless he’s paralyzed
Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped
Ball up all of his speeches and I throw em like candy wrap
cause what you talking I hear nothing even relevant
and you the worst of all 43 presidents
get out and vote or the end will be near
the world is ready for change because Obama is here!
cause Obama is here
The world is ready for change because Obama is here!

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

Late that year he met with the rap giant Ludacris in his Chicago office. Ludacris, who Pepsi dropped as a spokesman in 2004 after Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly exposed his putrid lyrics, said afterwards that Obama felt like family to him. In March 2007 Ludacris, whose hit songs include “Move B——,” headlined an Obama fundraiser in Atlanta.

Obama even recorded a voice over for a new album out this June from rapper Q-tip. Will it contain lyrics like these sonnets from another Q-tip song? “Close the door, ‘ight let a n—— rock. Cause we ‘bout to eat real s-—, not s-— slop.”


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

Is Obama going to RENOUNCE this intolerant attack on women, the elderly and the disabled?

The bus is waiting.

Let's see something like this......."Ludicrous isn’t the person I thought he was." mayb e???? Like he has with the others. Yeah, that will fly!

As usual, Obama hasn't condemned anything. One of his campaign people Bill Burton did! In fact in the past Obama called this guy a great artist.

Well one thing for sure this probably sealed the deal on the PUMA crowd ( Hillary's fans) where before some might have decided to hold their nose and vote for him now no one will.LOL Well at least the Hillary people will be ticked for sure.

Obama and his followers are extremely dangerous. They have some serious psychological issues that are overshadowed by a profound hatred of white Christian Americans. The damage they have in store for America will be irreversible.

Obama will set this country back on having equal rights and good racial relations.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:48 AM | Comments (10)

Obama tied to Iraqi government fraud?!!

Obama tied to Iraqi government fraud?

Hundreds of millions in deals with candidate's associates



Sen. Barack Obama's office engaged in six months of negotiations with a company controlled by convicted criminal Tony Rezko to lobby the U.S. government to push through a nixed $50 million contact to train Iraqi security personnel at a site in Chicago.

The contract was awarded to Rezko's company while Aiham Alsammarae, a long-time, close Rezko friend and a contributor to Obama's campaign, served as Iraq's U.S.-appointed electricity minister.

Rezko was a major Obama fundraiser and associate for two decades.

Alsammarae also awarded another Rezko-controlled operation as part of a $150 million contract to construct a 250-megawatt electricity plant in Iraq.

Alsammarae later was arrested by Iraqi authorities for bilking the coalition government out of some $650 million. He was sprung from prison under questionable circumstances in 2006 and escaped from Iraq, where he is still wanted for questioning with regard to major financial crimes.

The information raises questions into the nature of Obama's relationship with multiple deals made by Iraq's Electricity Ministry while Alsammarae was in charge. Obama has ties to Alsammarae and to the recipients of several of the massive contracts Alsammarae handed out.

While he was the electric czar of Iraq for the Coalition Provisional Authority from mid-2003 until mid-2005, Alsammarae granted the $50 million contract to train Iraqis to guard electrical plants to Companion Security, a start-up_reportedly controlled by Rezko, his partner Daniel Mahru and a front man, Daniel Frawley, a former Chicago policeman. Frawley has multiple civil court judgments against him for his alleged failure to pay millions in outstanding bills.

The plan was to fly about 150 Iraqis to a site in Illinois for security training, which reportedly would include the use of_AK-47_machine guns.

Obama's office did not reply to repeated WND requests for comment. A working number could not be found for Frawley

The contract with Rezko's group was signed April 18, 2005, one month before Alsammarae left his governmental post.

But Iraq's new electricity minister aborted the deal, complaining the Companion contract was too expensive, according to a U.S. embassy official in Baghdad who spoke earlier this year to the Chicago Sun-Times.

In the spring of 2006, Frawley and his company reportedly reached out to Chicago politicians, including Obama and Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, to bring pressure to revive the deal, arguing the business would be good for the state.

Frawley then reportedly reached out to Obama, who in 2006 was a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, engaging in six months of dialogue petitioning the Illinois senator to write a letter introducing the Rezko-connected Companion company to senior Iraqi officials. Frawley met with Seamus Ahern, who runs Obama's Moline, Ill., office.

But Obama, who has denied doing political favors for Rezko, later claimed he did not known Rezko was involved with Companion.

Obama's office declined to help about the same time Rezko was indicted on charges of fraud.

Obama's spokesman Ben LaBolt said,

"The Senate staff had two meetings, one conference call and sporadically e-mailed with representatives of Companion Security about their request for Sen. Obama to write a letter introducing the company to senior officials in the Iraqi government."

LaBolt said Obama declined to help in the Companion deal, because "that is not the kind of action Sen. Obama usually takes for individual companies, and our staff concluded on that basis to decline the requested assistance."

LaBolt did not explain how Frawley could have survived the routine vetting of a petitioner by the U.S. Senate office staff when it was a matter of public record that his company was controlled by Rezko.

The nixed Iraqi government deal opens questions into the nature of Obama's relationship with agreements made by various associates with Iraq's Electricity Ministry while Alsammarae was in charge. Obama has ties to both Alsammarae and to the recipients of several of the massive contracts he handed out.

Alsammarae, a dual Iraqi-U.S. citizen, arrived in U.S. in 1976 and currently lives in Chicago and travels frequently to Amman, Jordan, where he maintains a residence despite still being wanted in Iraq.

Alsammarae has described himself as a close friend to Rezko, a former top confidante and fundraiser for Obama. Alsammarae and Rezko had been friends for nearly 30 years, since the two were classmates at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

WND reported Alsammarae posted more than one-third of Rezko's jail bond earlier this year, putting up as surety his $1.9 million Chicago home and two other properties.

Alsammarae contributed the maximum allowable donation of $2,300 to Obama's campaign, sending money six times in January, February and March. Obama donated the funds to charity in April, only after Alsammarae posted bond for Rezko.

As electricity minister, Alsammarae not only granted a Rezko firm the $50 million security training contract but also approved a contract with another Rezko company, Rezmar, to construct a 250-megawatt plant in the Kurdistani city of Chamchamal. That contract was granted to both Rezmar and the London-based General Mediterranean Holdings, which is headed by British billionaire Nadhmi Auchi, who was also involved in a large real estate deal in Chicago with Rezko and others around Obama.

Auchi, a former Baathist who left Iraq in 1979, was convicted in 2003 in a French court of corruption in an oil deal that stretched back to the Saddam Hussein regime. Auchi denies the charges.

Auchi could not be reached for comment

In another connection to Obama, when Alsammarae was jailed in Iraq in 2006, his Chicago-based family reportedly contacted Obama's U.S. Senate office for information. Obama's office passed a written request to the State Department about Alsammarae Oct. 16, 2006, and received a reply from the U.S. consul in Iraq about a week later. The reply was forwarded by Obama's staff to Alsammarae's daughter.

It wasn't immediately clear how Alsammarae landed his electricity ministry job. He was an outspoken critic of the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and publicly has supported Hussein.

In August 2000, Alsammarae, a board member of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, appeared in Washington alongside celebrities such as Martin Sheen and British politician George Galloway at a demonstration against U.N. sanctions on Saddam's regime.

Even as late as last month, Alsammarae delivered a press conference stating he hoped the insurgency in Iraq "would continue [against U.S. occupation] and avenges the Iraqi people."

American political insiders suggest Alsammarae received major insider help in securing his U.S.-brokered Iraqi government position. Unconfirmed reports point to Alsammarae's previous Baathist background as being a factor in his elevated status in post-Saddam Iraq.

Alammarae was accused in a federal filing during the Rezko federal corruption trial of being the recipient of a $1 million bribe from Rezko to deliver the original Companion deal. No charges have yet been filed, though the accuser is Daniel Mahru, the former partner in the Companion deal.

Alsammarae was the only cabinet-level Iraqi official to be convicted and jailed for misusing money during his time in office. In April, Alsammarae made an appearance on CBS's "60 Minutes" to defend his troubled conduct in Iraq and in the U.S.

An Interpol warrant for his arrest, issued in 2007 at the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki's government, was taken down after Alsammarae was forgiven for some parts of his conduct by an Iraqi legislative initiative, according to Arabic-language Iraqi criminal court documents obtained by WND and translated into English.

Other charges are still pending, and Alsammarae has been warned by the Maliki government not to return to Iraq.

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

Hey Osamabama, you got some ‘splainin to do. This is all VEEERRRY interesting!

Nixon and Agnew went down for less than this... Of course, they didn't have the media in their pockets like ObamaRama does.

Why Obama wants out of Iraq so bad comes down to these paragraphs

In another connection to Obama, when Alsammarae was jailed in Iraq in 2006, his Chicago-based family reportedly contacted Obama’s U.S. Senate office for information. Obama’s office passed a written request to the State Department about Alsammarae Oct. 16, 2006, and received a reply from the U.S. consul in Iraq about a week later. The reply was forwarded by Obama’s staff to Alsammarae’s daughter.

It wasn’t immediately clear how Alsammarae landed his electricity ministry job. He was an outspoken critic of the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and publicly has supported Hussein.

In August 2000, Alsammarae, a board member of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, appeared in Washington alongside celebrities such as Martin Sheen and British politician George Galloway at a demonstration against U.N. sanctions on Saddam’s regime.

Even as late as last month, Alsammarae delivered a press conference stating he hoped the insurgency in Iraq “would continue [against U.S. occupation] and avenges the Iraqi people.”

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (4)

"My concerns for America" by Jon Voight

My concerns for America

Obama sowing socialist seeds in young people

by Jon Voight

The Washington Times

We, as parents, are well aware of the importance of our teachers who teach and program our children. We also know how important it is for our children to play with good-thinking children growing up.

Sen. Barack Obama has grown up with the teaching of very angry, militant white and black people: the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, William Ayers and Rev. Michael Pfleger. We cannot say we are not affected by teachers who are militant and angry. We know too well that we become like them, and Mr. Obama will run this country in their mindset.

The Democratic Party, in its quest for power, has managed a propaganda campaign with subliminal messages, creating a God-like figure in a man who falls short in every way. It seems to me that if Mr. Obama wins the presidential election, then Messrs. Farrakhan, Wright, Ayers and Pfleger will gain power for their need to demoralize this country and help create a socialist America.

The Democrats have targeted young people, knowing how easy it is to bring forth whatever is needed to program their minds. I know this process well. I was caught up in the hysteria during the Vietnam era, which was brought about through Marxist propaganda underlying the so-called peace movement. The radicals of that era were successful in giving the communists power to bring forth the killing fields and slaughter 2.5 million people in Cambodia and South Vietnam. Did they stop the war, or did they bring the war to those innocent people? In the end, they turned their backs on all the horror and suffering they helped create and walked away.

Those same leaders who were in the streets in the '60s are very powerful today in their work to bring down the Iraq war and to attack our president, and they have found their way into our schools. William Ayers is a good example of that.

Thank God, today, we have a strong generation of young soldiers who know exactly who they are and what they must do to protect our freedom and our democracy. And we have the leadership of Gen. David Petraeus, who has brought hope and stability to Iraq and prevented the terrorists from establishing a base in that country. Our soldiers are lifting us to an example of patriotism at a time when we've almost forgotten who we are and what is at stake.

If Mr. Obama had his way, he would have pulled our troops from Iraq years ago and initiated an unprecedented bloodbath, turning over that country to the barbarianism of our enemies. With what he has openly stated about his plans for our military, and his lack of understanding about the true nature of our enemies, there's not a cell in my body that can accept the idea that Mr. Obama can keep us safe from the terrorists around the world, and from Iran, which is making great strides toward getting the atomic bomb. And while a misleading portrait of Mr. Obama is being perpetrated by a media controlled by the Democrats, the Obama camp has sent out people to attack the greatness of Sen. John McCain, whose suffering and courage in a Hanoi prison camp is an American legend.

Gen. Wesley Clark, who himself has shame upon him, having been relieved of his command, has done their bidding and become a lying fool in his need to demean a fellow soldier and a true hero.

This is a perilous time, and more than ever, the world needs a united and strong America. If, God forbid, we live to see Mr. Obama president, we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before, and our country will be weakened in every way.

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

This is really a good column he wrote. Voight has been boldly speaking out against the Marxist positions of Barack Obama for awhile now. It takes big cojones for a Hollywood actor to speak out against socialists.It is too bad the way the showbiz industry is so socialist and communist. So this is extra nice to see this when an actor takes a stand.

....Thank you Jack. Jack's blog is
Conservative Insurgent

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM | Comments (8)

B.Hussein Obama Uses Race Card Yet AGAIN!

Obama in Rolla, Mo. yesterday

abc news blog

"John McCain right now, he's spending an awful lot of time talking about me," Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said today in Rolla, Mo. "You notice that? I haven’t seen an ad yet where he talks about what he’s gonna do. And the reason is because those folks know they don’t have any good answers, they know they’ve had their turn over the last eight years and made a mess of things. They know that you’re not real happy with them."
Obama continued: "And so the only way they figure they’re going to win this election is if they make you scared of me. So what they’re saying is, ‘Well, we know we’re not very good but you can’t risk electing Obama. You know, he’s new, he’s... doesn’t look like the other presidents on the currency, you know, he’s got a, he’s got a funny name.'
"I mean, that’s basically the argument -- he’s too risky," Obama said, per ABC News' Sunlen Miller. "But think about it, what’s the bigger risk? Us deciding that we’re going to come together to bring about real change in America or continuing to do same things with the same folks in the same ways that we know have not worked? I mean, are we really going to do the same stuff that we’ve been doing over the last eight years? ... That’s a risk we cannot afford. The stakes are too high."

Obama made similar comments earlier in the day in Springfield, Mo.

Then in Union, Mo., this evening, Obama seemed to specifically accuse McCain and the GOP of peddling racism and xenophobia.

Obama said that "John McCain and the Republicans, they don’t have any new ideas, that’s why they’re spending all their time talking about me. I mean, you haven’t heard a positive thing out of that campaign in ... in a month. All they do is try to run me down and you know, you know this in your own life. If somebody doesn’t have anything nice to say about anybody, that means they’ve got some problems of their own. So they know they’ve got no new ideas, they know they’re dredging up all the stale old stuff they’ve been peddling for the last eight, 10 years.
"But, since they don’t have any new ideas the only strategy they’ve got in this election is to try to scare you about me. They’re going to try to say that I’m a risky guy, they’re going to try to say, 'Well, you know, he’s got a funny name and he doesn’t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills and the five dollar bills and, and they’re going to send out nasty emails.
"And, you know, the latest one they’ve got me in an ad with Paris Hilton," Obama said, referring to a McCain campaign ad launched today. "You know, never met the woman. But, but, you know, what they’re gonna try to argue is that somehow I’m too risky."

McCain's newest AD


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

Whew wow Obama sure has a lot of resentment in his soul. Jealousy, race anger so many things. How childish he is with all the ...."he’s got a funny name and he doesn’t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills and the five dollar bills"....what he is ashamed of his name and resents the past Presidents on our money? sheesh

There's a lot of racist stuff out there but it is all coming from Obama and his wife. Obama has to constantly point out that he is black ( or almost black ...whatever) . His racist comments were in the first few sentences in his speech in Germany that he made. So Obama is a total liar, HE is the one that is a racist! He wears it like a badge of feel sorry for me and vote for me because this is my claim to fame to be the first NON white to possibly be President. yadda yadda yadda

Not only has McCain not peddled any of it, he's condemned it.

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:44 AM | Comments (9)

Feds Press Congress to Lift Oil Drilling Ban

Feds Press Congress to Lift Oil Drilling Ban

SF Gate

The U.S. Interior Department ratcheted up the pressure on Congress Wednesday to open more of the country's coastline to offshore oil drilling, a move petroleum companies have sought for decades.

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said his department will lay the groundwork for selling undersea oil-drilling leases on the outer continental shelf, including areas now protected by a congressional ban. Republicans are pushing hard to end the moratorium, which was imposed in 1982 and covers most of the East and West coasts.

The Interior Department has no authority to lift the ban. But if Congress votes to open the coasts to drilling, the department could hit the ground running, selling leases as early as 2011. Exploratory drilling would probably begin a few years after that.

"Americans continue to struggle with high gas prices, and it's important that we do more to develop domestic sources of energy," Kempthorne said.

As a first step, the Interior Department will solicit comments from oil companies, state governors, environmental groups and others as to which specific stretches of seafloor should be leased for drilling. The department will consider areas that are already open - such as the Gulf of Mexico - as well as those that aren't.

The move pleased oil industry groups as well as politicians who want more offshore oil production.

"We've got to get off foreign oil. We've got to use our own domestic production," said Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona (Riverside County), who introduced legislation this month to lift the moratorium. He said royalties from oil pumped off the California coast could be a boon to state government.
"I think it's a better solution than raising taxes," Calvert said. "Why don't we take advantage of the resources we know we have and help address the structural deficit problem in California?"

But leading congressional Democrats remain adamantly opposed to lifting the ban. They note that most of the estimated oil reserves on the outer continental shelf - about 79 percent - lie in areas that are already open to drilling.

"This is nothing more than a political stunt to divert attention from the high gas prices that have resulted from having two oil men in the White House," California Sen. Barbara Boxer said Wednesday.

Interior Department officials said Wednesday that they also want to increase the development of alternative energy sources offshore.

For two years, the department has studied leasing portions of the outer continental shelf to companies that want to build offshore windmills or install buoys that generate electricity as they bob up and down on the waves.

PG&E has proposed two such wave-power projects off the coasts of Humboldt and Mendocino counties.

The Interior Department's alternative energy effort will dovetail with the new push on offshore oil drilling, Kempthorne said.

"Alternative energy development and traditional energy development are not mutually exclusive," he said.

Although the department will ask for comments from governors, that doesn't mean the governors would be able to veto offshore drilling in federal waters near their states. States control the waters within 3 miles of shore, but can't directly control development farther out.

Kempthorne and other Interior Department officials emphasized on Wednesday their desire to work with the governors. But they said Congress would have to determine how much authority to give the states should legislators lift the drilling moratorium.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger opposes offshore drilling. This week, the Republican governor touted an agreement with his counterparts in Oregon and Washington to work together to protect the coastal environment, an agreement that includes rejecting offshore oil drilling.

"The governor understands that people are frustrated with the soaring price of gas, but in California, we know offshore drilling is not the answer," said Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Lisa Page.

To see an interactive map of California's offshore oil rigs, go to

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

Zipity do dah!! This is GOOD!

Now if Congress would get a brain and a heart we might start to see some of these politicians on the left and the rino's actually care about the citizens of our country.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:40 AM | Comments (4)

July 30, 2008

Bush Signs Housing, Economic Recovery Bill

Bush signs housing bill in private


With none of the fanfare that usually attends a landmark bill becoming law, President Bush signed the huge housing rescue bill just after 7 a.m. Wednesday, shortly after he arrived in the Oval Office.

Only a few aides and administration officials were present, including Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Steve Preston and James B. Lockhart III, the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

The White House announced the signing by e-mail moments later.

The bill, the biggest overhaul of housing law in decades, provides a lifeline for an estimated 400,000 homeowners facing foreclosure, and provides assurances to the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose books are loaded with bad mortgages.

Usually such a bill signing is accompanied by a self-congratulatory ceremony, with souvenir pens for congressional leaders and for members, senators and chairmen who spearheaded the legislation.

But Bush initially vowed to veto the bill as being overly socialistic. He finally dropped his objection when he decided that it was better than nothing. In a rare split, House Republicans opposed the bill and business interests like home builders and bankers favored it.

The White House had said there would be no bill-signing event, with one administration official noting ruefully that they had no desire to trumpet the accomplishment of the committee chairmen, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.).

Here are some of the things that our nitwits just voted for: (from various news sources)

"The bill includes several cherished Democratic priorities, including the creation of a permanent affordable housing fund to be financed by Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's profits and the neighborhood grants."

"Democrats won concessions as part of the compromise, including a permanent affordable housing program to be financed by the two companies' profits and the $3.9 billion in grants."

"The 694-page bill would establish the $300-billion fund under the Federal Housing Administration to help distressed homeowners get more affordable, government-backed mortgages and get out from under exotic mortgages they cannot afford."

"Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said the housing bill had positive aspects. But she added, "I am troubled by the inclusion of an unlimited U.S. Treasury credit line to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac" and possible government stock purchases."

"The bill would also create a new regulator for the GSEs with sharper teeth than the existing one, including authority over how much money the companies pay their top executives."

"The legislation also offers tax breaks to spur home-buying; sets up the first national licensing system for mortgage brokers and loan officers and raises the limit on the size of mortgages that can be guaranteed by federal agencies."

How they voted: House roll call on housing bill


The 272-152 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a bill that aims to help homeowners facing foreclosure and to prevent mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from collapsing.

A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill.

Voting yes were 227 Democrats and 45 Republicans.

Voting no were 3 Democrats and 149 Republicans.

X denotes those not voting.


Democrats — Cramer, Y; Davis, Y.

Republicans — Aderholt, N; Bachus, N; Bonner, N; Everett, N; Rogers, Y.


Republicans — Young, N.


Democrats — Giffords, Y; Grijalva, Y; Mitchell, Y; Pastor, Y.

Republicans — Flake, N; Franks, N; Renzi, N; Shadegg, N.


Democrats — Berry, Y; Ross, Y; Snyder, Y.

Republicans — Boozman, N.


Democrats — Baca, Y; Becerra, Y; Berman, Y; Capps, Y; Cardoza, Y; Costa, Y; Davis, Y; Eshoo, Y; Farr, Y; Filner, Y; Harman, Y; Honda, Y; Lee, Y; Lofgren, Zoe, Y; Matsui, Y; McNerney, Y; Miller, George, Y; Napolitano, Y; Pelosi, Y; Richardson, Y; Roybal-Allard, Y; Sanchez, Linda T., Y; Sanchez, Loretta, Y; Schiff, Y; Sherman, Y; Solis, Y; Speier, Y; Stark, Y; Tauscher, Y; Thompson, Y; Waters, Y; Watson, Y; Waxman, Y; Woolsey, Y.

Republicans — Bilbray, N; Bono Mack, Y; Calvert, Y; Campbell, Y; Doolittle, N; Dreier, Y; Gallegly, Y; Herger, N; Hunter, Y; Issa, N; Lewis, Y; Lungren, Daniel E., Y; McCarthy, N; McKeon, Y; Miller, Gary, Y; Nunes, N; Radanovich, N; Rohrabacher, N; Royce, N.


Democrats — DeGette, Y; Perlmutter, Y; Salazar, Y; Udall, Y.

Republicans — Lamborn, N; Musgrave, N; Tancredo, N.


Democrats — Courtney, Y; DeLauro, Y; Larson, Y; Murphy, Y.

Republicans — Shays, Y.


Republicans — Castle, Y.


Democrats — Boyd, Y; Brown, Corrine, Y; Castor, Y; Hastings, Y; Klein, Y; Mahoney, Y; Meek, Y; Wasserman Schultz, Y; Wexler, Y.

Republicans — Bilirakis, N; Brown-Waite, Ginny, X; Buchanan, Y; Crenshaw, N; Diaz-Balart, L., Y; Diaz-Balart, M., Y; Feeney, N; Keller, Y; Mack, N; Mica, N; Miller, N; Putnam, Y; Ros-Lehtinen, Y; Stearns, N; Weldon, N; Young, N.


Democrats — Barrow, Y; Bishop, X; Johnson, Y; Lewis, Y; Marshall, Y; Scott, Y.

Republicans — Broun, N; Deal, N; Gingrey, N; Kingston, N; Linder, N; Price, N; Westmoreland, N.


Democrats — Abercrombie, Y; Hirono, Y.


Republicans — Sali, N; Simpson, N.


Democrats — Bean, Y; Costello, Y; Davis, Y; Emanuel, Y; Foster, Y; Gutierrez, Y; Hare, X; Jackson, Y; Lipinski, Y; Rush, X; Schakowsky, Y.

Republicans — Biggert, Y; Johnson, N; Kirk, N; LaHood, Y; Manzullo, N; Roskam, N; Shimkus, N; Weller, Y.


Democrats — Carson, Y; Donnelly, Y; Ellsworth, Y; Hill, Y; Visclosky, Y.

Republicans — Burton, N; Buyer, N; Pence, N; Souder, N.


Democrats — Boswell, X; Braley, Y; Loebsack, Y.

Republicans — King, N; Latham, N.


Democrats — Boyda, N; Moore, Y.

Republicans — Moran, N; Tiahrt, N.


Democrats — Chandler, Y; Yarmuth, Y.

Republicans — Davis, N; Lewis, N; Rogers, N; Whitfield, N.


Democrats — Cazayoux, Y; Jefferson, Y; Melancon, Y.

Republicans — Alexander, N; Boustany, Y; McCrery, Y; Scalise, N.


Democrats — Allen, Y; Michaud, Y.


Democrats — Cummings, Y; Edwards, Y; Hoyer, Y; Ruppersberger, Y; Sarbanes, Y; Van Hollen, Y.

Republicans — Bartlett, N; Gilchrest, Y.


Democrats — Capuano, Y; Delahunt, Y; Frank, Y; Lynch, Y; Markey, Y; McGovern, Y; Neal, Y; Olver, Y; Tierney, Y; Tsongas, Y.


Democrats — Conyers, Y; Dingell, Y; Kildee, Y; Kilpatrick, Y; Levin, Y; Stupak, Y.

Republicans — Camp, N; Ehlers, N; Hoekstra, N; Knollenberg, Y; McCotter, N; Miller, N; Rogers, N; Upton, N; Walberg, N.


Democrats — Ellison, Y; McCollum, Y; Oberstar, Y; Peterson, Y; Walz, Y.

Republicans — Bachmann, N; Kline, N; Ramstad, N.


Democrats — Childers, Y; Taylor, Y; Thompson, Y.

Republicans — Pickering, Y.


Democrats — Carnahan, Y; Clay, Y; Cleaver, Y; Skelton, Y.

Republicans — Akin, N; Blunt, N; Emerson, N; Graves, N; Hulshof, X.


Republicans — Rehberg, N.


Republicans — Fortenberry, N; Smith, N; Terry, N.


Democrats — Berkley, Y.

Republicans — Heller, Y; Porter, Y.


Democrats — Hodes, Y; Shea-Porter, Y.


Democrats — Andrews, Y; Holt, Y; Pallone, Y; Pascrell, Y; Payne, Y; Rothman, Y; Sires, Y.

Republicans — Ferguson, Y; Frelinghuysen, N; Garrett, N; LoBiondo, N; Saxton, N; Smith, Y.


Democrats — Udall, Y.

Republicans — Pearce, N; Wilson, N.


Democrats — Ackerman, Y; Arcuri, Y; Bishop, Y; Clarke, Y; Crowley, Y; Engel, Y; Gillibrand, Y; Hall, Y; Higgins, Y; Hinchey, Y; Israel, Y; Lowey, Y; Maloney, Y; McCarthy, Y; McNulty, Y; Meeks, Y; Nadler, Y; Rangel, Y; Serrano, Y; Slaughter, Y; Towns, Y; Velazquez, Y; Weiner, Y.

Republicans — Fossella, N; King, Y; Kuhl, N; McHugh, Y; Reynolds, Y; Walsh, Y.


Democrats — Butterfield, Y; Etheridge, Y; McIntyre, Y; Miller, Y; Price, Y; Shuler, Y; Watt, Y.

Republicans — Coble, N; Foxx, N; Hayes, Y; Jones, N; McHenry, N; Myrick, N.


Democrats — Pomeroy, Y.


Democrats — Jones, Y; Kaptur, N; Kucinich, Y; Ryan, Y; Space, Y; Sutton, Y; Wilson, Y.

Republicans — Boehner, N; Chabot, N; Hobson, Y; Jordan, N; LaTourette, Y; Latta, N; Pryce, Y; Regula, N; Schmidt, N; Tiberi, Y; Turner, Y.


Democrats — Boren, Y.

Republicans — Cole, N; Fallin, N; Lucas, N; Sullivan, N.


Democrats — Blumenauer, Y; DeFazio, N; Hooley, Y; Wu, Y.

Republicans — Walden, N.


Democrats — Altmire, Y; Brady, Y; Carney, Y; Doyle, Y; Fattah, Y; Holden, Y; Kanjorski, Y; Murphy, Patrick, Y; Murtha, Y; Schwartz, Y; Sestak, Y.

Republicans — Dent, N; English, Y; Gerlach, N; Murphy, Tim, Y; Peterson, X; Pitts, N; Platts, N; Shuster, N.


Democrats — Kennedy, Y; Langevin, Y.


Democrats — Clyburn, Y; Spratt, Y.

Republicans — Barrett, N; Brown, Y; Inglis, N; Wilson, N.


Democrats — Herseth Sandlin, Y.


Democrats — Cohen, Y; Cooper, Y; Davis, Lincoln, Y; Gordon, Y; Tanner, Y.

Republicans — Blackburn, N; Davis, David, N; Duncan, N; Wamp, N.


Democrats — Cuellar, Y; Doggett, Y; Edwards, Y; Gonzalez, Y; Green, Al, Y; Green, Gene, X; Hinojosa, Y; Jackson-Lee, Y; Johnson, E. B., Y; Lampson, Y; Ortiz, X; Reyes, Y; Rodriguez, Y.

Republicans — Barton, N; Brady, N; Burgess, N; Carter, N; Conaway, N; Culberson, N; Gohmert, X; Granger, N; Hall, N; Hensarling, N; Johnson, Sam, N; Marchant, N; McCaul, N; Neugebauer, N; Paul, N; Poe, N; Sessions, N; Smith, N; Thornberry, N.


Democrats — Matheson, Y.

Republicans — Bishop, X; Cannon, N.


Democrats — Welch, Y.


Democrats — Boucher, Y; Moran, Y; Scott, Y.

Republicans — Cantor, N; Davis, Tom, N; Drake, N; Forbes, N; Goode, N; Goodlatte, N; Wittman, N; Wolf, N.


Democrats — Baird, Y; Dicks, Y; Inslee, Y; Larsen, Y; McDermott, Y; Smith, Y.

Republicans — Hastings, N; McMorris Rodgers, N; Reichert, N.


Democrats — Mollohan, Y; Rahall, Y.

Republicans — Capito, Y.


Democrats — Baldwin, Y; Kagen, Y; Kind, Y; Moore, Y; Obey, Y.

Republicans — Petri, N; Ryan, N; Sensenbrenner, N.


Republicans — Cubin, N.


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

I wish he had held onto his veto threat! This sure is some way to build a nation of self reliant citizens, isn’t it? What a bunch of crappola.

They don’t care how much of our money they have to spend to bail out the people who foolishly bought more house than they could afford and speculators who bought houses in hopes of making a quick buck but are now stuck with them.

Our beloved country has decided to fold up shop. This country has withstood a lot over 2 plus centuries. This however I fear will come back to hunt us. This is not just a step in the wrong direction it is a giant leap off from a cliff!

God help us all

I have to say this..........Not only has Bush redefined and dumbed down conservatism, he is about to redefine and dumb down capitalism as well.

Those who voted yes must go. Out the bad in with the new.

We The People are no longer considered the sovereigns of this nation, by the Congress sitting atop ‘the hill’. We have become their subjects and unless we throw the bastards out of office and require our elected representatives hereafter to abide our goals and values, we will in fact be merely subjects.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 PM | Comments (9)

Pelosi: " I'm trying to save the planet"

George Carlin "Save the Planet???"

Pelosi: 'I'm trying to save the planet'


Just call her Nancy the Navigator.

“I have always loved longitude,” Nancy Pelosi says before breaking into laughter. “I love latitude; it’s in the stars. But longitude, it’s about time. ... Time and clocks and all the rest of that have always been a fascination for me.”

“The Geographer,” Jan Vermeer’s portrait of a Dutch mapmaker staring out a window with a sea chart before him, is a favorite of the House speaker. But mostly, Pelosi is drawn to the explorers of the Age of Discovery — Balboa, Magellan, Vasco da Gama — all struggling at sea without an accurate way to measure East-West progress. And she is fascinated by the historic melding of science and politics in the race to find a solution, the modern chronometer — much as today’s world seeks answers such as an electric car battery in the energy debate that now consumes both Pelosi and Congress.

“Whoever makes that discovery, rules,” she says.

Eighteen months after taking power, the California Democrat will need to summon all her own navigation skills for the waters ahead.

She hit the national television circuit Monday with her new book, “Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters.” Next month, she’ll chair the convention in Denver that will nominate Barack Obama — “the next president of the United States. I feel very certain of that,” Pelosi says.

Yet with this success comes new danger — like explorers lost at sea without longitude. Until now, Pelosi has been perceived as a counterweight to President Bush. But after the Democratic convention in Denver, and going into November, voters will take a closer measure of her performance — and fairness — since Democrats could very well be the new ruling party, controlling Congress and the White House in January.

“I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” she says impatiently when questioned. “I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy.”
“I respect the office that I hold,” she says. “And when you win the election, you win the majority, and what is the power of the speaker? To set the agenda, the power of recognition, and I am not giving the gavel away to anyone.”


Hmmmmm, I wonder which planet she is talking about....heh heh

"On our home planet we call Nancy 'glphmxtx', because she's so stupid and mean, our birth-rate had dropped to near zero and everyone's lawn was dying......she's your problem now."

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

Let's see now, Obama is going to save Humanity and Pelosi the planet.

"I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” she says impatiently

I noticed recently that Pelosi always repeats sentences in an irritated, nervous manner. She can't form a comprehensible sentence.

I am so tired of these idiotic Democrats that have egos larger than God. Half wits who bask in the illusion of their intelligence. The Democrat jackass should be replaced with the word “narcissism.” She’s trying to save the planet while in reality she may not know which way is up if you asked her quickly.

She should immediately reduce her carbon footprint by ceasing all CO2 respirations!

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:55 AM | Comments (12)

Giving Inmate Terrorists More Opportunities (GITMO) Act of 2008

H.R. 6615: To provide for the transport of the enemy combatants detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Washington, D.C.

United States House of Representatives

H.R. 6615: To provide for the transport of the enemy combatants detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to...

Bill Status Introduced: Jul 24, 2008

Sponsor: Rep. Louis Gohmert [R-TX]

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2d Session

H. R. 6615

To provide for the transport of the enemy combatants detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Washington, DC, where the United States Supreme Court will be able to more effectively micromanage the detainees by holding them on the Supreme Court grounds, and for other purposes.


July 24, 2008

Mr. GOHMERT introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned



To provide for the transport of the enemy combatants detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Washington, DC, where the United States Supreme Court will be able to more effectively micromanage the detainees by holding them on the Supreme Court grounds, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


This Act may be cited as the ‘Giving Inmate Terrorists More Opportunities (GITMO) Act of 2008’.


Congress finds the following:

(1) The United States Supreme Court issued an opinion styled Boumediene v. Bush on June 12, 2008.

(2) Justice Anthony Kennedy, in the court’s majority opinion, held that foreign terrorism suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba have constitutional rights to challenge their detention in United States courts.

(3) This is an obvious effort on the part of the Supreme Court to micromanage the detainment and disposition of detainees in the War on Terror who are dedicated to destroying innocent people and the American way of life.

(4) The United States Supreme Court clearly needs increased opportunity to oversee the handling of the enemy combatants, as it has seen fit to take a greater role in managing the Global War on Terror, which is a duty previously exercised by the Executive Branch.

(5) There can be no better way for the United States Supreme Court to exercise its new self-appointed war powers than to house the prisoners whom it has taken a greater role in overseeing.


(a) Transportation- The Secretary of Defense shall immediately transport all enemy combatants detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Washington, DC, where the United States Supreme Court shall hold the prisoners on the Court grounds, confined by adequate fencing.

(b) Shelter on Supreme Court Building Grounds- The Secretary of Defense, in conjunction with Justice Anthony Kennedy, the author of the majority opinion in Boumediene v. Bush, is directed to provide shelter for the detainees outside the United States Supreme Court building, but on the building grounds. The Secretary of Defense shall provide guards to watch over the prisoners and shall implement a system to ensure that the prisoners receive the appropriate amount of food and water. Should the detainees need the use of restroom facilities, they shall use the facilities inside the United States Supreme Court building. The Chief Justice, if the Chief Justice so chooses, may perform the duties of Justice Anthony Kennedy under this subsection.

(c) Guard Duty- If any of the nine Supreme Court justices desire at any time to stand guard over the prisoners, or to provide the prisoners with their meals or water, or both, then the justices shall be permitted to perform these functions whenever they want.


If either the Secretary of Defense or any justice of the Supreme Court refuses to carry out their duties under this Act, then their respective department or court shall receive funding for the next fiscal year at half the level of funding appropriated for the current fiscal year, or until such time as the Supreme Court no longer desires to micromanage the prisoners who have sworn to destroy our way of life.


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

This is a legitimate Bill submitted in the House - and it is deadly serious.

Come get your prisoners, Justice Kennedy and the rest that voted on the last bill about GITMO.

Also Proposed is another bill to pay reparations to these “prisoners” for their unfair captivity.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:50 AM | Comments (6)

B. Hussein Pits Americans Against Illegals With His Lies

This ad uses Obama's own words to share his beliefs about how to deal with the problem of immigrants that don't learn English.

Hussein Obama swaggers across the stage lecturing the American people with an elitist and condescending attitude while declaring, "you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish! "



12-20 million illegal aliens blatantly violated our laws when they came here illegally. They take jobs away from hard-working locals and legal immigrants who played by the rules and waited in line to have a chance at living the American Dream!

And what's Barack Hussein Obama's solution to the problem of millions of illegal aliens who REFUSE to learn our language or assimilate into our culture? In his own words:

"Understand this... you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish!"

But That's Not All Obama Said. . .

Barack Hussein recently spoke at the annual La Raza convention and accused United States law enforcement officers of TERRORIZING people!

According to the San Diego Union Tribune Obama said:

"The system isn't working... when communities are terrorized by (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) immigration raids, when nursing mothers are torn from their babies, when children come home from school to find their parents missing."

Communities "terrorized"...? Babies torn from their mothers while they are nursing...? Children coming home from school to find their parents have been secretly spirited away...? Is he serious?

Our frontline immigration officers put their lives on the line every day to enforce our laws and secure our liberties. To hear Obama talk, you would think they're jack-booted thugs! And that's a strange point of view coming from a man who associates with the likes of:

Weather Underground member William Ayers, who advocated a dozen bombings, including the bombing of the U.S. Capitol building in 1971 and the Pentagon in 1972... Jodie Evans, a radical, anti-American activist who facilitated over $600,000 in aid to Islamic radicals in Iraq... Frank Marshall Davis, the anti-Christian radical and known member of the Communist Party USA who Obama looked upon as a "father," and let us not forget... The Rev. Jeremiah "God D___ America" Wright, a man who called this great country the "U. S. of K.K.K. A"

What Barack Believes... and Doesn't Believe...

Barack Obama believes that deporting illegals is ridiculous and impractical, he supports the DREAM Act for the children of illegal immigrants, He doesn't believe that we have allocated enough for the health care of illegal immigrants. He would not deputize Americans to turn in illegal immigrants, he supports government services provided in Spanish and granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

How Barack Has Voted...

YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)


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

I posted a before how Obama wants us to speak Spanish. But I didn''t know then of all the added things he had said in his speech. So this is important too seeing how he is once again siding with the illegals AGAINST Americans by the statements he has made.

Lies and being anti-American is what Obama excells at this. His speech makes it sound like Waco is happening again only on illegals . And how innocent the illegals are and how we are all so horrible for wanting people to come to this country like all of our families did years ago the legal way.

He says " the system isn't working" sheesh can't he at least come up with some NON democrat code words. We must have heard that phrase a thousand times from the left. I can't stand it!!!

....Thank you Mark.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (11)

McCain Extends Olive Branch to Pelosi and Gore

McCain extends olive branch to Pelosi, Gore

SF Gate

Republican Sen. John McCain, engaged in increasingly sharp attacks on rival Barack Obama, pledged that if elected president, he would work closely with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, praising her as an effective leader and an "inspiration to millions of Americans."

"I respect Speaker Pelosi. I think she's one of the great American success stories," McCain said during an interview with The Chronicle prior to a fundraiser at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
"We talk about (New York Sen.) Hillary Clinton and her inspiration to millions of Americans. Speaker Pelosi has been an inspiration as well" in a role that is "in many ways ... more powerful than the president."

And McCain also had high praise for the 2000 Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore and his advocacy on the issue of climate change. McCain recently raised eyebrows in GOP circles by calling "doable" Gore's suggestion that the country could become entirely energy independent through use of renewable resources within 10 years.

"I agree with his goal," the Arizona senator said Monday of Gore's idea. "I may disagree with all the ways of getting there. But I again want to emphasize my respect for the former vice president's leadership on this issue and his continuous leadership. And I am in no way trying to get into a fight with him."
McCain said that while he differs with Gore on the importance of nuclear power, "I do believe that his goals and his priorities and the visibility that he's given the issue has been good for America and the world."

His praise for two Democrats who are regularly in the bull's-eye of the conservative talk radio and the right-wing blogosphere is likely to draw fire from Republican loyalists, who consider Pelosi and Gore to be the evil twins of liberalism.

"It drives the talk radio crowd nuts when McCain does not wage war on Pelosi and Gore," said Hoover Institution media fellow Bill Whalen. McCain, he said, likely was trying to reach out to moderate and independent voters during his San Francisco visit.
"McCain's "first instinct is not to go negative or go to the punch. He tends to pull the punch," said Whalen. That may have to end soon, he said, because "he's got two challenges ahead of him: Obama is hovering close to 40 to 50 percent in the polls, and has to be dragged down, and McCain is in the low 40s and has to be pumped up."

Pelosi's view

Pelosi has recently pounded McCain for what she said has been an energy policy that she argued is a virtual continuation of the Bush administration's failed efforts.

The speaker appeared at a San Francisco gas station earlier this month to charge that McCain has failed to take action on ideas that will reduce the price of gas at the pump now - including cracking down on price gouging, enacting a "use it or lose it" policy for oil companies to drill on the 68 million acres of undeveloped federal oil reserves and suspending the filling of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

McCain, asked about those criticisms Monday, sidestepped the direct issue of "use it or lose it." Although he did criticize her for failing to hold a vote on offshore oil drilling, he said he would extend a hand to work with her on a variety of critical issues.
"I promise you that I respect her," he said, "I will sit down with her when I'm president, and will say 'Let's work together,' " he said. "If (the late House Speaker) Tip O'Neill and (President) Ronald Reagan could, then certainly John McCain and Nancy Pelosi can. ... I think she's been very effective."

McCain also downplayed criticism from California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger - a Republican and an endorser - who dismissed the idea of lifting federal offshore oil drilling moratorium as "blowing smoke."

"I have said the states should decide. And Gov. Schwarzenegger has made his position clear. So has Speaker Pelosi," he said.
But he said as an added incentive to coastal states, "one of the things I would do is offer them a higher share of the revenues. There are certain budgetary problems that exist, as we all know," he said. "It's their coastal waters, and I would offer them more of the revenues."

John McCain in his own words

In an interview with The Chronicle on Monday, John McCain addressed a number of issues. Among them:

On Gov. Schwarzenegger's criticism that lifting the federal moratorium on offshore oil drilling is "blowing smoke":

"Gov. Schwarzenegger has made his position clear. ... The governor of Florida has had a different position. ... One of the things I would do is offer (coastal states) a higher share of the revenues. There are certain budgetary problems that exist, as we all know. It's their coastal waters and I would offer them more of the revenues."

On how he would handle sanctuary cities like San Francisco:

"I would push for federal action to carry out a federal responsibility. And a federal responsibility is immigration. ...If you have secure borders and you have a temporary worker program that has to do with tamper-proof biometric documents ... you address the issue of the 12 million people who are here illegally, and you don't have to worry about all that."

On former Vice President Al Gore's contention that America can be energy independent in 10 years:

"I don't think it's doable without nuclear power. I do believe we can become energy independent, but I think it will (involve) nuclear power, wind, solar. ... It requires all those things, including offshore drilling."


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

At first I thought this was a satire piece, because McCain seemed to be coming around with his excellent ad called Pump and the other one about Hussein Obama and the wounded troops. Not that I thought hell froze over or anything, and McCain turned into a conservative but at least he was finally getting strong on some things FOR America.

But instead of this article being a satire, I think this entire election cycle is satire. We’re all being filmed and we don’t know it.

Doesn’t McCain know he’s p*ssing off 91% of Americans!?! Don’t suck up to Pelosi, McCain; she’s on very thin ice, she is one of the enmey within for pete's sake.

"I respect Speaker Pelosi. I think she's one of the great American success stories," McCain said during an interview with The Chronicle prior to a fundraiser at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

Most people think prostitution has to involve sex.

I beg to differ.

And as far as ole Schwarzenegger. I could care less what he thinks, he has driven California into a bigger mess then it was already. He love that he has come to America and is grateful for all the opportunities and rewards for his hard work have been. That is good and the way it should be.....the American dream for sure. But hs is a rino more then ever, and has moved further and further to the left since becoming Gov. of Callif. He was always been socially liberal but politically conservartive for many years. That has changed a lot. Nick and I know him and are too ticked off at him to even communicate with him anymore. hahaha And I know him pretty well I used to date him eons ago before I met my prince charming Nicholas. Arnie has gone off the deep end totally especially about drilling for oil and the illegals having things handed to them. sheesh.

There is NO other person unless we want Obama to send us whirling into the madness of socialism and communism and marxism and the poor house to boot. But this slapping us in the face has got to stop, how much are we supposed to stand anyway. I mean is McCain running for President or is he running for a spot in the Obama cabinet.

Then here is the BUT or maybe.......

The other way to look at this is that McCain is choosing his battles. Its true, that a lot of people are getting frustrated with the Witch on the Hill, but McCain wants to avoid getting in the middle when Pelosi may end up hanging herself if people become sufficiently angry with her. If McCain wins, he may have to deal with her, so he is deflecting her for now and letting this play out without direct confrontation.

But for me the thing is that Pelosi, Reid etc, well they are the enemy and should be treated as such.

Meanwhile I continue to pray harder and harder for our country and for McCain too. There is power in prayer I believe that, and maybe He can get through to McCain on this stuff because I know none of us can.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM | Comments (8)

Otters Holding Hands

Vancouver Aquarium: two sea otters float around, napping, holding hands. SO CUTE!!


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

I love how the one reaches out to grab unto the hand of the other one. So adorable!

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:40 AM | Comments (6)

July 29, 2008

With Obama Economic Freedom Is At Serious Risk

Democrat Barack Obama arrives in Washington on Monday. On the campaign trail, Obama has styled himself a centrist. But a look at those who've served as his advisers and mentors over the years shows a far more left-leaning tilt to his background — and to his politics.

Before friendly audiences, Barack Obama speaks passionately about something called "economic justice." He uses the term obliquely, though, speaking in code — socialist code.

Investors Business Daily

During his NAACP speech earlier this month, Sen. Obama repeated the term at least four times. "I've been working my entire adult life to help build an America where economic justice is being served," he said at the group's 99th annual convention in Cincinnati.

And as president, "we'll ensure that economic justice is served," he asserted. "That's what this election is about." Obama never spelled out the meaning of the term, but he didn't have to. His audience knew what he meant, judging from its thumping approval.

"Economic justice" simply means punishing the successful and redistributing their wealth by government fiat. It's a euphemism for socialism.

In the past, such rhetoric was just that — rhetoric. But Obama's positioning himself with alarming stealth to put that rhetoric into action on a scale not seen since the birth of the welfare state.

Obama also talks about "restoring fairness to the economy," code for soaking the "rich" — a segment of society he fails to understand that includes mom-and-pop businesses filing individual tax returns.

It's clear from a close reading of his two books that he's a firm believer in class envy. He assumes the economy is a fixed pie, whereby the successful only get rich at the expense of the poor.

Following this discredited Marxist model, he believes government must step in and redistribute pieces of the pie. That requires massive transfers of wealth through government taxing and spending, a return to the entitlement days of old.

Of course, Obama is too smart to try to smuggle such hoary collectivist garbage through the front door. He's disguising the wealth transfers as "investments" — "to make America more competitive," he says, or "that give us a fighting chance," whatever that means.

Among his proposed "investments":

• "Universal," "guaranteed" health care.

• "Free" college tuition.

• "Universal national service" (a la Havana).

• "Universal 401(k)s" (in which the government would match contributions made by "low- and moderate-income families").

• "Free" job training (even for criminals).

• "Wage insurance" (to supplement dislocated union workers' old income levels).

• "Free" child care and "universal" preschool.

• More subsidized public housing.

• A fatter earned income tax credit for "working poor."

• And even a Global Poverty Act that amounts to a Marshall Plan for the Third World, first and foremost Africa.

His new New Deal also guarantees a "living wage," with a $10 minimum wage indexed to inflation; and "fair trade" and "fair labor practices," with breaks for "patriot employers" who cow-tow to unions, and sticks for "nonpatriot" companies that don't.

That's just for starters — first-term stuff.

Obama doesn't stop with socialized health care. He wants to socialize your entire human resources department — from payrolls to pensions. His social-microengineering even extends to mandating all employers provide seven paid sick days per year to salary and hourly workers alike.

You can see why Obama was ranked, hands-down, the most liberal member of the Senate by the National Journal.

The seeds of his far-left ideology were planted in his formative years as a teenager in Hawaii — and they were far more radical than any biography or profile in the media has portrayed.

A careful reading of Obama's first memoir, "Dreams From My Father," reveals that his childhood mentor up to age 18 — a man he cryptically refers to as "Frank" — was none other than the late communist Frank Marshall Davis, who fled Chicago after the FBI and Congress opened investigations into his "subversive," "un-American activities."

As Obama was preparing to head off to college, he sat at Davis' feet in his Waikiki bungalow for nightly bull sessions. Davis plied his impressionable guest with liberal doses of whiskey and advice, including: Never trust the white establishment.

"They'll train you so good," he said, "you'll start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that sh**."

After college, where he palled around with Marxist professors and took in socialist conferences "for inspiration," Obama followed in Davis' footsteps, becoming a "community organizer" in Chicago.

His boss there was Gerald Kellman, whose identity Obama also tries to hide in his book. Turns out Kellman's a disciple of the late Saul "The Red" Alinsky, a hard-boiled Chicago socialist who wrote the "Rules for Radicals" and agitated for social revolution in America.

Obama reunited with his late father's communist tribe in Kenya, the Luo, during trips to Africa.

As a Nairobi bureaucrat, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., a Harvard-educated economist, grew to challenge the ruling pro-Western government for not being socialist enough.

He argued for eliminating private farming and nationalizing businesses "owned by Asians and Europeans."

His ideas for communist-style expropriation didn't stop there. He also proposed massive taxes on the rich to "redistribute our economic gains to the benefit of all."

"Theoretically, there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed," Obama Sr. wrote. "I do not see why the government cannot tax those who have more and syphon some of these revenues into savings which can be utilized in investment for future development."

Taxes and "investment" . . . the fruit truly does not fall far from the vine.

(Voters might also be interested to know that Obama, the supposed straight shooter, does not once mention his father's communist leanings in an entire book dedicated to his memory.)

Too much is at stake in this election to continue mincing words.

Both a historic banking crisis and 1970s-style stagflation loom over the economy. Democrats, who already control Congress, now threaten to filibuster-proof the Senate in what could be a watershed election for them — at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

A perfect storm of statism is forming, and our economic freedoms are at serious risk.

Those who care less about looking politically correct than preserving the free-market individualism that's made this country great have to start calling things by their proper name to avert long-term disaster.

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

This is such an excellent article!!!! This "ocialism" is out and out Marxism. We are in for a rough time if he’s elected and has a democrat congress.

This whole thing is getting scarier and scarier by the minute.

This list keeps growing:

* Speeches in stadiums filled with mesmerized, adoring audiences - Check
* An uninspiring background before meteoric rise - Check
* Creates his own new symbols of power - Check
* Associates with racists, hatemongers and violent radicals - Check
* A propaganda machine willing to show him only in the best possible light - Check
* Uses, “glorious leader” style Agitprop posters common in totalitarian nations
* Wants Secret Police force - Check
* Somebody powerful people think they can control - Check
* Often dismissed as a light-weight by his opponents - Check
* Seeks to replace God with the State - Check
* People adopting his name as their own - Check
* Inspires adoration art - Check
* Appropriates symbols of past German glory - Check
* Never plans on giving up power - Check (Obama to be president for the next “eight to 10 years”)
* A narcissistic megalomaniac - Check
* Brazenly Takes credit for other people’s accomplishments - Check
* Wants to build “youth” movement through State service - Check
* Acts as if in power before he is - Check
* Some followers believe him to be divine - Check
* Worshiped and aided greatly by the media - Check

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:55 AM | Comments (16)

Bush OKs Execution of Army Death Row Prisoner

Bush OKs execution of Army death row prisoner


President Bush on Monday approved the execution of an Army private, the first time in over a half-century that a president has affirmed a death sentence for a member of the U.S. military.

Bush said yes to the military's request to execute Ronald A. Gray.

Gray had had been convicted in connection with a spree of four murders and eight rapes in the Fayetteville, N.C., area over eight months in the late 1980s while stationed at Fort Bragg.

"While approving a sentence of death for a member of our armed services is a serious and difficult decision for a commander in chief, the president believes the facts of this case leave no doubt that the sentence is just and warranted," White House press secretary Dana Perino said.
In the military courts, "Private Gray was convicted of committing brutal crimes, including two murders, an attempted murder and three rapes. The victims included a civilian and two members of the Army. ... The president's thoughts and prayers are with the victims of these heinous crimes and their families and all others affected."

Unlike in the civilian courts, a member of the U.S. armed forces cannot be executed until the president approves the death sentence. Gray has been on death row at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., since April 1988.

Members of the U.S. military have been executed throughout history, but just 10 have been executed by presidential approval since 1951 when the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the military's modern-day legal system, was enacted into law.

President Kennedy was the last president to stare down this life-or-death decision. On Feb. 12, 1962, Kennedy commuted the death sentence of Jimmie Henderson, a Navy seaman, to confinement for life.

President Eisenhower was the last president to approve a military execution. In 1957, he approved the execution of John Bennett, an Army private convicted of raping and attempting to kill an 11-year-old Austrian girl. He was hanged in 1961.

The death penalty was outlawed between 1972 and 1984, when President Reagan reinstated it.

Gray was held responsible for the crimes committed between April 1986 and January 1987 in both the civilian and military justice systems.

In civilian courts in North Carolina, Gray pleaded guilty to two murders and five rapes and was sentenced to three consecutive and five concurrent life terms.

He then was tried by general court-martial at the Army's Fort Bragg. In April 1988, the court-martial convicted Gray of two murders, an attempted murder and three rapes. He was unanimously sentenced to death.

The court-martial panel convicted Gray of:

_Raping and killing Army Pvt. Laura Lee Vickery-Clay of Fayetteville on Dec. 15, 1986. She was shot four times with a .22-caliber pistol that Gray confessed to stealing. She suffered blunt force trauma over much of her body.

_Raping and killing Kimberly Ann Ruggles, a civilian cab driver in Fayetteville. She was bound, gagged, stabbed repeatedly, and had bruises and lacerations on her face. Her body was found on the base.

_Raping, robbing and attempting to kill Army Pvt. Mary Ann Lang Nameth in her barracks at Fort Bragg on Jan. 3, 1987. She testified against Gray during the court-martial and identified him as her assailant. Gray raped her and stabbed her several times in the neck and side. Nameth suffered a laceration of the trachea and a collapsed or punctured lung.

The six-member court-martial panel returned its unanimous verdict after about two hours of deliberations. The panel also reduced Gray from Spec. 4 to private, forfeited all his pay and ordered him to be dishonorably discharged from the Army.

Gray has appealed his case through the Army Court of Criminal Appeals (then known as the U.S. Army Court of Military Review) and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Services. In 2001, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case.

Silas DeRoma, who left active duty in 1999, was one of several military attorneys who represented Gray on appeal.

"It's disappointing news, as you can imagine," said DeRoma, who now works as a regulatory attorney in Honolulu for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He said the basis for some of Gray's appeals focused on the prisoner's mental competency and his representation at trial.

Bush got the secretary of the Army's recommendation to approve Gray's death sentence in late 2005. Since then, it's been under review by the Bush administration, including the White House legal counsel.

Complicating the administration's deliberation was a case under review this year by the Supreme Court.

The court ruled in April to uphold the most common method of capital punishment used across the United States. The justices said the three-drug mix of lethal-injection drugs used by Kentucky and most other states does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment. The ruling in the case of Baze v. Rees cleared the way for a resumption of executions nationwide.

It was unclear where Gray would be executed. Military executions are handled by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Bush's decision, however, is not likely the end of Gray's legal battle. Further litigation is expected and these types of death sentence appeals often take years to resolve.

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

This man needed a bullet between the eyes a long time ago. I hope his sentance is carried out quickly. He’s eaten too many free meals at our expense already.

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:50 AM | Comments (9)

To Our Media .....Winning Isn't News

Winning Isn't News

Investors Business Daily

Iraq: What would happen if the U.S. won a war but the media didn't tell the American public? Apparently, we have to rely on a British newspaper for the news that we've defeated the last remnants of al-Qaida in Iraq.

London's Sunday Times called it:

"the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror." A terrorist force that once numbered more than 12,000, with strongholds in the west and central regions of Iraq, has over two years been reduced to a mere 1,200 fighters, backed against the wall in the northern city of Mosul.
The destruction of al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) is one of the most unlikely and unforeseen events in the long history of American warfare. We can thank President Bush's surge strategy, in which he bucked both Republican and Democratic leaders in Washington by increasing our forces there instead of surrendering.
We can also thank the leadership of the new general he placed in charge there, David Petraeus, who may be the foremost expert in the world on counter-insurgency warfare. And we can thank those serving in our military in Iraq who engaged local Iraqi tribal leaders and convinced them America was their friend and AQI their enemy.
Al-Qaida's loss of the hearts and minds of ordinary Iraqis began in Anbar Province, which had been written off as a basket case, and spread out from there.
Now, in Operation Lion's Roar the Iraqi army and the U.S. 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment is destroying the fraction of terrorists who are left. More than 1,000 AQI operatives have already been apprehended.

Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin, traveling with Iraqi forces in Mosul, found little AQI presence even in bullet-ridden residential areas that were once insurgency strongholds, and reported that the terrorists have lost control of its Mosul urban base, with what is left of the organization having fled south into the countryside.

Meanwhile, the State Department reports that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government has achieved "satisfactory" progress on 15 of the 18 political benchmarks — a big change for the better from a year ago.

Things are going so well that Maliki has even for the first time floated the idea of a timetable for withdrawal of American forces. He did so while visiting the United Arab Emirates, which over the weekend announced that it was forgiving almost $7 billion of debt owed by Baghdad — an impressive vote of confidence from a fellow Arab state in the future of a free Iraq.

But where are the headlines and the front-page stories about all this good news? As the Media Research Center pointed out last week, "the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News and CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 were silent Tuesday night about the benchmarks" that signaled political progress.

The war in Iraq has been turned around 180 degrees both militarily and politically because the president stuck to his guns. Yet apart from IBD, Fox News Channel and parts of the foreign press, the media don't seem to consider this historic event a big story.

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

Thank you to our troops!!!!!! Let’s celebrate the heroes. I wish OUR media would write things like this and not only that but speak about our troops like this too.

....Thank you Mark for sending this.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:47 AM | Comments (8)

Twin Baby Moose and Their Mom With A Sprinkler

Twin baby moose and mother playing in sprinkler in Anchorage, AK. June 2008

The song was written and performed originally by Dolly Parton. The person who is singing it on this video is Alison Kraus, a blue grass singer.


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

I LOVE this, how precious these babies are and their mom too. All of them enjoying the sprinkler and the babies playing in the yard with each other.

....Thank you Mark for sending this.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:45 AM | Comments (4)

Red Faces Over Obama’s Red Mentor

Red Faces Over Obama’s Red Mentor

By Cliff Kincaid

Canada Free Press

In a strange development, supporters of Barack Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, are openly debating the nature and depth of Davis’s commitment to the Communist Party and his relationship with the Democratic candidate. The debate has gotten heated.

This unusual debate, which is taking place on Obama’s official website, raises the question once again as to why Obama has not been asked by the major media about this relationship. Davis was identified as a Communist Party member by various investigative committees and acknowledged his party membership in a private letter obtained by John Edgar Tidwell, who was sympathetic to Davis and edited his books.

On one side of this debate is somebody claiming to be the son of Davis. On the other side is Alan Maki, a political activist and union organizer with a long history of involvement in left-wing causes. Indeed, Maki confirms that he has been a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and was a communist decades ago when he was in the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

Although he doesn’t support Obama because of his ties to Big Business, Maki wrote a blog on the Obama website stating that he was grateful to Obama for bringing Davis to his attention, and that he, Maki, regarded Davis as his mentor, too. Maki announced establishment of a “Frank Marshall Davis Roundtable for Change” and invited Obama supporters to join it.

Maki did his homework, which is more than most of our own media have done, and he obtained Davis’s books. It is absolutely clear, Maki stated, that Davis was a communist.

In his 1995 book, Dreams From My Father, Obama cites

“Frank” as someone who gave him advice on various matters, including race, American values, and college, and read poems to him during his high-school years in Hawaii. One of Davis’s poems was a tribute to the Soviet Red Army. Another mocked the work of Christian missionaries.

Frank” was identified as Frank Marshall Davis, a controversial black writer and poet, by Gerald Horne, a writer for a CPUSA publication. Davis’s influence over Obama could help explain why the candidate associated with communists, socialists and anti-American figures through college and his political life in Chicago.

Maki says his intention is to use Davis’s writings “to advance the unity of working people to be a voice to be reckoned with by the Obama Administration, which to me, at this point, looks like will be an overwhelming landslide victory over the Republicans.”

Communist-style Change

Into the picture comes the person claiming to be the son of Frank Marshall Davis, who posted some comments on the Obama website in which he expresses the view that Maki and I are somehow in cahoots because Maki agreed to talk to me about his views on communism and Obama.

While Maki doesn’t personally like my conservative views, he was honest and forthright about his own political beliefs.

Tell the Truth

Clearly, there is an effort underway to sanitize or play down the Obama-Davis relationship and try to intimidate the major media into not covering it. But it is unusual, to say the least, that some of this effort is occurring on the official Obama website. The reaction, which makes the controversy even more newsworthy and significant, suggests that the truth is seeping out through other means, mostly in the alternative media, and increasing the pressure at least on Obama’s supporters to deal with the matter.

In another strange twist, Mark Davis claims some of his comments have been taken off the Obama website, but some freely remain (see comment 37) on the AIM website, which is open to a variety of views in the form of comments on posted columns. Some Davis comments were apparently deleted from the Obama website on the ground that they were “part of a racist, anti-Semitic hate campaign” against Maki. Davis insists they were not of that nature.

Eventually, if this controversy about Frank Marshall Davis continues to build, Obama could be personally forced by the media to respond, in the same way that former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro had to hold a full-blown press conference to answer questions about her husband’s alleged Mob connections.

Maki thinks it admirable that Davis was a communist, but the odds are that few Americans would agree with him.

It is a problem not only for Obama and his campaign, but for those who associated with and covered up for Davis.

If Mark Davis is truly Davis’s son, one would think he would know the truth and have inside information about his father. It’s difficult, of course, to determine a true identity based on the limited information available about this person on the Internet. But it is Obama’s website and should be taken somewhat seriously.

It is a long article and the rest can be found HERE.

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

For most Obama supporters, having a communist for a mentor is a plus. The younger ones don’t know what a communist is. The older ones know and don’t care. Or don’t know and don’t care.

I’ve long believed that he media supports Obama because of their liberal bias. Then awhile back I realized that they want him elected because of their COMMUNIST bias.

Communists, Black Supremacists, anti-Semites, Weather Underground—you can learn a lot about a person by the company he keeps.

Barack's rallying cry.........Citizens of the world, unite!

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:44 AM | Comments (8)

Guantanamo Trial Views Graphic 9/11 Video



Prosecutors in the trial of Osama bin Laden's driver unveiled a graphic video on Monday of the September 11 attacks and other al Qaeda operations that is likely to play a repeated role in pending war crimes cases.

The video is entitled "The Al Qaeda Plan," an echo of "The Nazi Plan" made by Oscar-winning director George Stevens as evidence in the Nuremberg war crimes trials of German leaders after World War II.

"Oh my God" was heard repeatedly as crowds watched the twin towers of the World Trade center collapse on September 11, 2001, in a vivid highlight of the movie shown over defense objections at the terrorism conspiracy trial of Salim Hamdan.

The six-member panel that will decide Hamdan's fate also saw footage of charred bodies stripped of flesh in the bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa and the body of a U.S. soldier dragged through the streets in Somalia in 2003.

Control tower conversations with one of the doomed September 11 planes were also included.

"The Al Qaeda Plan" was made for $25,000 by terrorism consultant Evan Kohlmann for the Office of Military Commissions, which is conducting the trials of terrorism suspects at Guantanamo. Its 90 minutes of video clips depict the history of al Qaeda from its formation in 1988 through the September 11 attacks.

The commission's lead prosecutor, Col. Lawrence Morris, said the tape would be used in other trials but no decision had been made whether to use it in the trial of accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Hamdan's attorneys objected that the footage would prejudice the jury. "They're trying to terrorize the members," defense attorney Charles Swift told the court.
But prosecutors said the video helped illustrate the goals of al Qaeda training and ideology. "It is a very important part of the prosecution's case," said prosecutor Clayton Trivett.

Commission Judge Keith Allred approved the video, after first saying it would serve more to prejudice the case than to prove a point. "The planes crashing into the towers and the people screaming doesn't prove anything," he said.

A pivotal point of contention is the significance of Hamdan's role in al Qaeda. The Yemeni native was caught in November 2001 with two surface-to-air missiles in his car.

Defense attorneys say he was a lowly driver, but the prosecution has sought to portray him as a trusted bodyguard who helped bin Laden evade capture and stay alive.

The two sides have also skirmished over an expert's testimony on the laws of war. With Hamdan being tried as a war criminal under a 2006 U.S. law, the prosecution is seeking to show the United States was in a continuing armed conflict with al Qaeda well before the September 11 attacks.

Hamdan's attorneys have sought to demonstrate that the battle with al Qaeda did not reach the state of armed conflict until the September 11 attacks, which could make it harder for the prosecution to prove Hamdan's actions count as a war crime.

Separately on Monday, the Pentagon announced it had filed charges against another detainee at Guantanamo and released three from the detention center.

The Pentagon said Abdul Ghani was accused of attempted murder, material support for terrorism and conspiracy over accusations he fired rockets and planted bombs aimed at U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan in 2001 and 2002, and tried to kill an Afghani soldier in 2002.

The Pentagon said it had released three detainees -- one to Afghanistan, one to the United Arab Emirates and one to Qatar. It said more than 65 Guantanamo detainees are eligible for transfer or release subject to talks on where they will go.

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

7 years later we are still dealing with the scum responsible for 9/11 only strengthens my resolve to kill them. Kill them all. Set the precedent now!!

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:40 AM | Comments (6)

July 28, 2008

General Petraeus Not Joining Withdrawl Bandwagon! Thank God!

Petraeus won't join bandwagon for Iraq withdrawal timetable


The top U.S. military commander in Iraq isn't buying the increasingly popular idea of a publicly stated timetable for American troop withdrawal.

Gen. David Petraeus, the Iraq commander, said in an interview that the situation in Iraq is too volatile to "project out, and to then try to plant a flag on a particular date."

With violence at its lowest levels of the war, politicians in both the United States and Iraq are getting behind the idea of a departure timetable. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was first, suggesting he would have combat troops home within 16 months of Inauguration Day. The idea got a big boost during his overseas trip last week, when Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki indicated support for that general timeline.

During a Friday interview on CNN's "The Situation Room," Republican candidate John McCain, who had opposed setting a timeline, appeared to shift ground. McCain said that 16 months "is a pretty good timetable" but must be based on conditions on the ground.

Meanwhile, the Bush administration has embraced "time horizons" as it negotiates with the Iraqi government a status of forces agreement over the future role of U.S. troops.

Petraeus said any timetable must have "a heck of a lot more granularity than the kind of very short-hand statements that have been put out."
"We occasionally have commanders who have so many good weeks, (they think) it's won. We've got this thing. Well we don't. We've had so many good weeks. Right now, for example we've had two-and-a-half months of levels of violence not since March 2004," he said from his office at Camp Victory.
"Well that's encouraging. It's heartening. It's very welcome. But let's keep our powder dry. . . .Let's not let our guard down."

Petraeus is pushing for what he says as a more nuanced debate as both U.S. and Iraqi political leaders are in campaign seasons, with many voters in both countries wanting to hear there is an end. Maliki is trying to sway voters in time for this fall's scheduled provincial elections by winning support from his political rival, firebrand cleric Muqtada al Sadr, who has called for a U.S. withdrawal date since 2004.

Throughout his tenure, Petraeus has argued for a drawdown based on conditions, saying that the last of the five surge brigades could leave earlier this month because Iraqi forces are increasingly capable of securing Iraq.

Petraeus said that while both Sunni and Shiite extremists groups are weaker, Iraqi security forces still face threats as the groups try to reconstitute themselves throughout Iraq. And because of that, U.S. and Iraqi forces must not assume that the battle here is won, he said.

Maliki's surprise spring offensive in the southern port city of Basra was a turning point in the security situation. It rid Iraq's second-largest city of militia control and bolstered the confidence of both the Iraqi people and military. But the Iraqi security forces turned to U.S. troops to help them win, leading some to call for a more cautious withdrawal plan.

Petraeus has said he believes there will be a "long-term partnership" in which the U.S. acts primarily in an advisory role to Iraqi forces, but with enough combat power to step in and help if major battles erupt. But he said that that like most things in Iraq, plans could change.
"We know where we are trying to go. We know how we think we need to try to get there with our Iraqi partners and increasingly with them in the lead and shouldering more of the burden as they are," Petraeus said.
"But there are a lot of storm clouds out there, there are lots of these possible lightning bolts. You just don't know what it could be. You try to anticipate them and you try to react very quickly. . . .It's all there, but it's not something you want to lay out publicly."


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

Please God I pray these men ( Obama and McCain) listen to General Petraeus and stop making this pulling out of Iraq with setting a date part of their campaign!!!!!!

Patreaus is a good man and an awesome leader. And why the heck aren't these men listening to the man in charge of the “troops on the ground?

With all this talk about this the insurgents must be cheering this topic. These things IMO are none of our business nor the insurgents. It is military and should be on only a need to know basis.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:55 AM | Comments (15)

Obama: "We'll make sure Palestinians have a state"

"Hamas and Hizbullah as a way to stir up mischief in the region," --Hussein Obama

Obama: We'll make sure Palestinians have a state

Y net


"The Palestinian people are having a very tough time right now economically, and it is in US interests to make sure that they have a sense of hope and opportunity and a Palestinian state. I think it's in Israelis' interest as well," US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama told NBC's Meet the Press Sunday on the heels of his Mideast tour.

"What I've said is that we're going to make sure that the Palestinians have a state that allows them to prosper as long as we also have certainty that Israel's security is not being compromised. I think it's in the interest of both parties, but we are the critical ingredient in terms of making sure that a deal actually gets done," he said.
"I give the Bush administration credit that the Annapolis process has gotten Prime Minister (Ehud) Olmert in Israel and President (Mahmoud) Abbas in the Palestinian territories to have very serious and frank discussions. I think they have moved the ball forward. They may not be able to finish the job. They certainly can't finish it without serious participation by the next administration, and we've got to start early".
According to Obama, if the US can "solve" the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "then that will make it easier for Arab states and the Gulf States to support us when it comes to issues like Iraq and Afghanistan.

"It will also weaken Iran, which has been using Hamas and Hizbullah as a way to stir up mischief in the region," he said, "if we've gotten an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, maybe at the same time peeling Syria out of the Iranian orbit, that makes it easier to isolate Iran so that they have a tougher time developing a nuclear weapon."

Responding to Meet the Press' Tom Brokow's remark that "anytime an American goes to the Middle East, goes to an Arab capital, on the street or in a corridors of power, they say, 'You just do whatever the Israelis want you to do, and the politicians come out here looking for Jewish votes',"

Obama said, "I don't think that's entirely fair. This is my second trip to Israel and the West Bank. And the first time that I went, I did meet with Palestinian businessmen, I did talk to Palestinian students in Ramallah.
"When you're in a region for a day, you've got a lot of boxes that you've got to check. And in Israel in particular, a big chunk of our day was meeting with not only the current prime minister, but former prime ministers and a whole bunch of people who intend to be prime minister. And it was important for us to make sure that we had covered our bases there," said the presidential hopeful.

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

Hey Obama, they don’t want a state. They want Israel pushed into the sea so they can turn the land into a garbage heap like everywhere else they reside.

"we're going to make sure that the Palestinians have a state that allows them to prosper "

Gosh, I didn’t realize that the Israeli/Palestinian problem was all about economics. Just give those poor peeps jobs and they’ll put down their weapons. Just like in South Chicago, eh Obama?

"...hope and opportunity..."

The Palestinians hope they have opportunity to wipe Israel off the map.

"Iran, which has been using Hamas and Hizbullah as a way to stir up mischief"

Stir up mischief, well that is one way to put bombing, and and killing innocent people and cutting off their heads.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:50 AM | Comments (15)

"When Barry Comes Flyin' Home Again.." by Russ Vaughn

"Best appreciated when humming the tune of the popular Civil War song, "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again," or the Irish folk classic, "Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye."

Also, with sincere apologies to my Hibernian forbears whose folk lyrics and music I keep misusing for political purposes. Somehow, however, I think their Irish eyes are smiling." --- Russ Vaughn


When Barry Comes Flyin' Home Again...

When Barry was comin' to see the troops, hooah, hooah;
The brass they made us jump through hoops, hooah, hooah.
With sand in our boots in sweat in the eye,
We stood in the sun ‘til we liked to die,
But it all was for naught, cause, "Barry we never saw ye."

He met all the generals sure as life, hooah, hooah;
He picked their brains about the strife, hooah, hooah.
But a private soldier he never met,
He's comin' home an' he still ain't yet,
But all we can say is, "Barry we never saw ye."

Our wounded off to Landstuhl go, hooah, hooah;
To stabilize there for America, Ho! hooah, hooah.
But Barry there ignored our troops,
To go to the gym and shoot some hoops,
So all our wounded can say is, "Barry we never saw ye."

So this whole damned trip was just a show, hooah, hooah,
Using us troops to make it so, hooah, hooah,
He wants to be our commander in chief
But has of our mission no true belief,
So all we can say is, "Barry the devil with ye."

When Barry comes flyin' home agin' hooah, hooah
We'll remember how Barry used us then, hooah, hooah
And vote for the warrior who bore the pain,
Who earned our respect that's John McCain,
And we'll all be verily sayin' "Barry we never saw ye."

Russ Vaughn
Vietnam 65-66

....Thank you Russ.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:47 AM | Comments (9)

The Hype of B.Hussein Obama


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

If he wins I sure hope we don't have to watch him dance. This guy has NO rhythm, as seen when he attempts to dance and move around at the beginning of the video with Ellen Degeneres. It must be something that leaves the body when a person goes too far to the left.

This hype about Obama is all so sick!

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:45 AM | Comments (8)

July 27, 2008

McCain Interviewed About Obama Troop SNUB on "This Week" ABC this morning

This will appear on ABC News

on " This Week " show with George Stephanopoulos in an interview to air Sunday July 27th

abc news

ABC News' Mary Bruce reports: Sen. John McCain suggested today that it is fair game to question Sen. Barack Obama's decision not to visit wounded troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany during his recent trip to the country.

"If I had been told by the Pentagon that I couldn’t visit those troops, and I was there and wanted to be there, I guarantee you, there would have been a seismic event," McCain told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in an interview to air Sunday on "This Week".

Obama's campaign reportedly cancelled the trip because Pentagon officials told the senator he could not make the visit accompanied by his campaign staff and because of concerns that the visit would be viewed as politically motivated.

But McCain questioned his rival's justification:

"I know of no Pentagon regulation that would have prevented him from going there -- without the media and the press and all of the associated people. Nothing that I know of would have kept him from visiting those wounded troops."
McCain went on to note that "in Landstuhl, Germany, when I went through, I visited the hospital. ... I think people make a judgment by what we do and what we don’t do. He certainly found time to do other things."

Also, in a new ad released today, the McCain campaign criticized Obama for canceling his Landstuhl trip while finding time to work out.

"He made time to go to the gym," the ad said, "but cancelled a visit with wounded troops. Seems the Pentagon wouldn't allow him to bring cameras. John McCain is always there for our troops."


....That ass is Obama's FEEL THE PAIN Jerk!

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

Obama is not fit to be CIC! McCain himself has been wounded. If Hussein and his campaign take issue with him on this he can eat them alive for dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is from a friend of mine in Germany for the last few months visiting family.

"Obama didn't get a bounce! over here. His poll numbers went down slightly here. I will tell you this. Here in Germany not everyone thinks he is great. He insulted them when he said that they should do more in Afghanistan. They were indignant that in Germany, which isn't a part of the United States, by the way....Obama’s people enforced a “no sign” rule. And didn't like the “don't wear green” rule either. They are astounded at his arrogance. They recognize propaganda promotion, when they see it. And are sensitive to speech being infringed. They also pointed out in their newspaper articles, that Obama was short on specifics, and mostly offered “empty rhetoric. The people I know here actually like McCain”.

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Retired Lt. Colonel Joe Repya Calls Out Obama For Canceling Troop Visit In Germany

Joe in Iraq

Joe Repya led a counter demonstration of veterans in June during an appearance by John Kerry at the University of Minnesota. (MPR file photo)


Today, Retired Lt. Colonel Joe Repya issued the following statement on Barack Obama’s cancelled visit to Ramstein and Landstuhl:

“The most solemn duty of a commander in chief is to fulfill his responsibility to the men and women who serve this country in uniform. Barack Obama had scheduled a visit with wounded American troops who have served with honor and distinction in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but he broke that commitment, instead flitting from one European capital to the next. Several explanations were offered, none was convincing and each was at odds with the statements of American military leaders in Germany and Washington.

For a young man so apt at playing president, Barack Obama badly misjudged the important demands of the office he seeks. Visits with world leaders and speeches to cheering Europeans shouldn’t be a substitute for comforting injured American heroes.”

Army Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Joe Repya served 30 years of duty and three wars, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He was born in 1946 in Gary, Indiana. He was the oldest son of a disabled combat wounded veteran of the European Campaign of World War II. Awarded an ROTC scholarship he attended Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, graduating in 1969.

Upon graduation he was appointed to the Regular Army as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry.

His 30 years of service in the US Army (12 years Active and 18 years in the National Guard & Reserves) lasted from 1969 until 2006. He served as a Combat Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader in Viet Nam in 1970/71 with the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment (Band of Brothers “Currahee’s”), and an Aero Rifle Platoon Leader with A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment. In Desert Storm 1990/91, he served as a Combat Helicopter Pilot and Staff Officer with the 4th Brigade (Aviation), 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One). He initially retired in 1998.

After the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, he was one of 12,000 US Army retirees who volunteered for Retiree Recall to Active US Army duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

LTC Repya was selected as one of only 350 retirees who were returned to active duty status.

At 58 years old on October 1, 2004 he returned as an Aviation Branch Officer for two more additional years of active duty service with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY.

He served for nine months as the G-3 Air for the Division. In 2005 he served as the Senior Liaison Officer for the 101st Airborne Division with the Multi National Corps Headquarters at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq.

He reentered retired status at the end of September 2006 at the age of 60.

More about Joe:
Joe is a classic citizen patriot and activist. He first came to public attention in March 2003 when, disturbed by the anti-war campaign mounted by Minnesota liberals, he arranged for the production of lawn signs saying "Liberate Iraq -- Support Our Troops." His effort garnered a lot of publicity, and Joe eventually distributed 30,000 signs.


* Two weeks ago, as I was starting my sixth month of duty in Iraq, I was forced to return to the USA for surgery for an injury I sustained prior to my deployment. With luck, I'll return to Iraq in January to finish my tour.

* I left Baghdad and a war that has every indication that we are winning, to return to a demoralized country much like the one I returned to in 1971 after my tour in Vietnam.

* Maybe it's because I'll turn 60 years old in just four months, but I'm tired:

* I'm tired of spineless politicians, both Democrat and Republican who lack the courage, fortitude, and character to see these difficult tasks through.

* I'm tired of the hypocrisy of politicians who want to rewrite history when the going gets tough.

* I'm tired of the so called "Elite Left" that prolongs this war by giving aid and comfort to our enemy, just as they did during the Vietnam War.

* I'm tired of anti-war protesters showing up at the funerals of our fallen in a just and noble cause, only to be cruelly tormented on the funeral day by cowardly protesters is beyond shameful.

* I'm tired that some are more concerned about the treatment of captives then they are the slaughter and beheading of our citizens and allies.

* I'm tired that when we find mass graves it is seldom reported by the press, but mistreat a prisoner and it is front page news.

* Mostly, I'm tired that the people of this great nation didn't learn from history that there is no substitute for Victory.

Joe Repya
Lieutenant Colonel
U. S. Army
101st Airborne Division

This is an article he wrote about John McCain that he did for Townhall.

One Hundred Years


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

Hussein and his supporters are contemptuous of our men and women in uniform. I hope McCain really hammers Obama about this.

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McCain Ad About Hussein Obama Dissing Our Wounded Troops


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

Good ... no time to monkey around. McCain's greatest strengths are the empty suit's many weaknesses, and so they need to shine the light on them, because the MSM won't.

Obama by snubbing American troops will be his very own mark of the beast. Obama is the walking talking meaning of the word "inapprpopriate". He is "inapprpopriate " for President. He is "inapprpopriate " for being in the Senate. He is "inapprpopriate " for holding any office in this land. He is "inapprpopriate " to be an America and I will include his white hating wife as well.

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UN Human Rights Chiefs Tell Britain "Be nicer to Muslims"

You must be nicer to Muslims, Britain is told by UN human rights chiefs

daily mail

Britain was told yesterday by a United Nations committee to take firm action to combat 'negative public attitudes' towards Muslims.

The nine-member human rights committee also criticised some of the UK's antiterror measures.

The body, which is composed of legal experts, said it was concerned ' negative public attitudes towards Muslim members of society' continued to develop in Britain.

The Government 'should take energetic measures to eliminate this phenomenon and ensure that authors of such acts of discrimination on the basis of religion are adequately deterred and sanctioned'.

The committee expressed concern over the Government's plans to extend pre-trial detention of terrorist suspects from 28 to 42 days. Suspects should be brought to court 'within a reasonable period of time, or released'.

Those suspected of being involved in terrorism and subject to control orders and curfews limiting their movements should be 'promptly charged with a criminal offence' and their lawyers given access to the evidence against them, it added.

The committee also called on the Irish Republic to open up its largely Roman Catholic primary school system to secular-education. It said Dublin 'should take measures to help women avoid unwanted pregnancies so that they do not have to resort to illegal or unsafe abortions'.

The committee made its comments in response to reports from the UK and Ireland on how they were carrying out their obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The committee has members from Britain, Ireland, Australia, Benin, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Mauritius and Sweden. They are expected to be independent of their governments.


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

Grrrrr! UNaccountable bureaucrats telling sovereign nations and citizens what to do! The UN is telling the Brits how to think now. I’d bet that committee is made up of muslims!

Sure nice, Infidel, or I'll lop your head off. I KEEEL YOUuuuuuuu.

Hmmmmmmmm ......Has the UN EVER told the radical muslims they must stop blowing people up?
- Or rioting because they don’t like a cartoon?
- Or threatening the infidels?
- Have they ever said anything about all the violence commited by muslims?

But....but what about this....... And in other news: One Third of UK Muslim Students OK with Killing for Islam
Religion of Peace Moment is brought to you by Muslims attending British universities: Third of Muslim students back killings.

Times Online

"ALMOST a third of British Muslim students believe killing in the name of Islam can be justified, according to a poll. The study also found that two in five Muslims at university support the incorporation of Islamic sharia codes into British law.

The YouGov poll for the Centre for Social Cohesion (CSC) will raise concerns about the extent of campus radicalism. “Significant numbers appear to hold beliefs which contravene democratic values,” said Han-nah Stuart, one of the report’s authors. “These results are deeply embarrassing for those who have said there is no extremism in British universities.”

The report was criticised by the country’s largest Muslim student body, Fosis, but Anthony Glees, professor of security and intelligence studies at Buckingham University, said: “The finding that a large number of students think it is okay to kill in the name of religion is alarming."

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July 26, 2008

Two Muslim Women Complain They Were Denied Jobs Over Hijabs

Two Muslim women filed a lawsuit today against a McDonald's restaurant, saying they were denied jobs because of their Islamic headscarves, known as hijabs. Standing near the restaurant in Dearborn from left to right are Quiana Pugh, 25, of Dearborn, one of the plaintiffs, Dawud Walid, head of the Michigan branch of the Council on American Islamic Relations, Nabih Ayad, attorney for the women and the second plaintiff, Toi Whitfield, 20, of Detroit.


Two Muslim women said they were denied jobs at a McDonald's restaurant in Dearborn because they wore Islamic headscarves, according to a discrimination lawsuit filed today in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Toi Whitfield, 20, of Detroit, and Quiana Pugh, 25, of Dearborn, said they applied for jobs at the McDonald's on Ford Road in the eastern section of Dearborn, but were told by the store manager "you're not going to work here if you don't remove" the headscarf, known as hijab. According to the women, he also said he couldn't "really hire you due to your scarf."

A spokeswoman for McDonald's did not immediately comment on the lawsuit, but said a statement would be coming soon.

The Dearborn restaurant happens to be one of only two stores in the U.S. that sells Chicken McNuggets that are halal, the Muslim equivalent of kosher.

Dawud Walid, head of the Michigan branch of the Council on American Islamic Relations, said that it's upsetting that a restaurant with such a large Muslim customer base would discriminate against Muslim women employees.

"They'll take Muslim dollars, but won't hire Muslim female employees," Walid said.

The case was filed in Detroit against the store manager, a management company, and McDonald's. It alleges the restaurant violated a state civil rights law.

The store is located in an area with one of the largest Arab-American and Muslim communities in the U.S.

Walid said the two Muslim women were African-Americans born in the United States.


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

Muslims? Hygiene? Bwahahahahahahah

Why do they want to work at a restaurant serving non-halal meat? These stupid Muslims keep trying to make us change our way of life.

Islam is creating a lawyers paradise here in America sheesh and CAIR is leading the way.

My guess is the local mosque put these people up to this. These women no more wanted to work there than a vegan in a slaughtering house. They knew they would be turned down, just another step in tearing down our nation.

By the time they get done, the menu will feature:
Achmed Cola
Big Muhammed
Egg Bin Muffin
Qatar Pounder
Double Cheese Burqa
Medium Chocolate Sheikh
Infidel Delectable
McSheik’n Sandwich
Camel Dung Biscuits

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Obama's $845 Billion U.N. Plan Forwarded To U.S. Senate Floor

Barack Obama: Global Poverty Act = World tax = Socialism

Obama's $845 billion U.N. plan forwarded to U.S. Senate floor


The U.S. Senate soon could debate whether you, your spouse and each of your children – as well as your in-laws, parents, grandparents, neighbors and everyone else in America – each will spend $2,500 or more to reduce poverty around the world.

The plan sponsored by Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is estimated to cost the U.S. some $845 billion over the coming few years in an effort to raise the standard of living around the globe.

S.2433 already has been approved in one form by the U.S. House of Representatives and now has been placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar for pending debate.

The proposal demands the president develop "and implement" a policy to "cut extreme global poverty in half by 2015 through aid, trade, debt relief" and other programs.

Cliff Kincaid at Accuracy in Media has published a critique asserting that while the Global Poverty Act sounds nice, the adoption could "result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States" and would make levels of U.S. foreign aid spending "subservient to the dictates of the United Nations."

The plan passed the House in 2007 "because most members didn't realize what was in it," Kincaid reported. "Congressional sponsors have been careful not to calculate the amount of foreign aid spending that it would require."

A recent statement from Obama's office noted the support offered by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

"With billions of people living on just dollars a day around the world, global poverty remains one of the greatest challenges and tragedies the international community faces," Obama said. "It must be a priority of American foreign policy to commit to eliminating extreme poverty and ensuring every child has food, shelter, and clean drinking water. As we strive to rebuild America's standing in the world, this important bill will demonstrate our promise and commitment to those in the developing world.

"Our commitment to the global economy must extend beyond trade agreements that are more about increasing profits than about helping workers and small farmers everywhere," he continued.

Pleasae CLICK HERE for rest of article.


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

Insanity!!! spending money to bring Freedom to Iraq and raise the standard of living in Iraq is bad. But just giving money to a corrupt organization like the UN or simply giving it to corrupt dictators who will continue to repress and, gulp, actually torture (real torture, not loud music torture) is just fine and dandy.

The United States is already the most generous nation on earth when it comes to helping the world’s poor.

The communist Obama wants to give our money away. This bill (and this man) must be stopped

......Thank you Mark for the article.

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Pump¨ - New McCain TV Ad For Oil Drilling

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

Obama's people have already begun to complain about this ad. TUFF you jerks!’s a mental disorder!!!

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Showing We Appreciate Our Troops

This was in Sgt. Grit's

..."I must tell you a story that just happened to me. I was in Shannon airport on May 21st, early afternoon, waiting for a flight to U.S. As often happens in Shannon a U.S. Troop Transport plane came in - full of Marines this time - and off they came. I have seen U.S. Troops there so often - it is the refueling spot on their trips in and out of Kuwait. I have been there and seen those young men walk up to the bar and order a pint and have seen men - U.S. and other citizens, and women, too, walk over and say - No U.S. solder pays for a drink here - there are enough of us in this airport to buy them a pint - and they do. I have rarely seen a soldier remove money from his pocket. As they get off the plane and walk in and it happens all the time - the entire waiting room area in the airport stands up and claps. The first time I saw it I melted in tears as I clapped - and I have melted again each time.

Those young men whether coming in from Iraq or wherever or going to Iraq are always moved and sincerely appreciative of the support. As I was sitting there watching them I noticed several of them going up to the Eircom (the Irish version of Ma Bell) boxes trying to make calls home to the states and I sat there with our Irish phone with about 25 Euro still left on it - and so I walked over and handed it to the young Marine and said - here - call your momma. He looked stunned and then thanked me and did call his momma. He finished and I checked the time left on the phone - 23 Euro - I said, just take it and pass it to your friends til it runs out. Jim and I were sitting there in tears - but knew that those 25 Euro were well worth the price to think someone's momma or wife would hear from her son again. Another man asked what I was doing and Jim told him and he was an Irish citizen and he whipped out his cell and handed it to another Marine. By the time our phone ran out of Euro there were about 15 phones being passed around.
As wewere boarding our flight for the states another troop transport was unloading and they were Air Force men. They, too, got the standing ovation and someone started handing them their cell phones. It was just a very emotional experience for us and for everyone there. It made me proud, once again, to be an American to see the reaction of the U. S. Citizens, the Irish and the many other nationalities there in the airport. I think the press downplays the support, love and loyalty that we all feel toward our military. Becky Kent "

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

I love things like this to happen so much. It just makes my heart feel like bursting.


....Thank you Mark.

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Republican (my title) Bear Climbs Into Hammock

Bear Climbs Into Hammock

A Highland Lakes, New Jersey woman captures on her home video camera a bear climbing into a hammock in her backyard

LOL you just knew I would love this video. heh heh

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July 25, 2008

Obama Team Begins Work On Presidential Transition

Obama Team Begins Work On Presidential Transition

The Atlantic

With less than six months to go before he would be sworn in as the nation’s 44th president, Sen. Barack Obama has directed his aides to begin planning for the transition.

"Barack is well aware of the complexity and the organizational challenge involved in the transition process and he has tasked s small group to begin thinking through the process,” a senior campaign adviser said. “Barack has made his expectations clear about what he wants from such a process, how he wants it to move forward, and the establishment and execution of his timeline is proceeding apace.”

Last month, the Post’s Shalaigh Murray reported that campaign advisers were sounding out John Podesta, a former White House chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and currently the president of the Center for American Progress, for his advice.

An aide confirms that Podesta will probably be asked to head the transition team, which would take over from the campaign if Obama wins in November, and would be tasked with ensuring a smooth handover of power.

Podesta’s Center for American Progress is working with the Third Way think tank on a Homeland Security Presidential Transition Initiative; its director is Michael Signer, a former senior policy aide to Ex-Sen. John Edwards.

Cassandra Butts, a longtime Obama friend who is a CAP executive vice president, is working closely with Podesta.

Butts, via e-mail, would not confirm her participation in the project.

Podesta remains a close friend of both Clintons and his participation will help assuage the concerns of Clinton-era Democratic policy and political appointees who might have felt abandoned in an Obama administration.

New Presidents have only three months to complete a herculean remaking of the equivalent of ten of the world's biggest companies. Most presidential candidates don’t spend precious campaign time thinking about to do, so the questions come fast and furious: how do you your turn your ideas into policy? What do you do first? What does Congress expect? What last-minute executive orders should you overturn? What will your first 100 days look like? How will you vet and when will you appoint major cabinet secretaries and political appointees? What’s he proper balance of power between executive department? Budgets, costs, logistics?

A campaign spokesperson confirmed that transition planning had begun but would provide no further details. An adviser said that the campaign wants to keep the process as low profile as possible in order to minimize distractions.

A public announcement is planned for the fall.

“Given the myriad challenges that will face the next president, Barack would encourage Sen. McCain to begin to undertake a similar process,” the adviser said.

A McCain spokesperson said the campaign would not discuss the subject with reporters.

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

One word............ presumptuous! The absolute arrogance of this marxist dimwhit astounds me.

Who am I?

* Speeches in stadiums filled with mesmerized, adoring audience - Check

* An uninspiring background before meteoric rise - Check

* Creates his own new symbols of power - Check

* Associates with racists, hatemongers and Violent radicals - Check

* A propaganda machine willing to show him only in the best possible light - Check

* Uses, “glorious leader” style Agitprop posters common in totalitarian nations - Check (see German

campaign poster for example)

* Wants Secret Police force - Check

* Somebody powerful people think they can control - Check

* Often dismissed as a light-weight by his opponents - Check

* Seeks to replace God with the State - Check

* People adopting his name as their own - Check

* Inspires adoration art - Check

* Appropriates symbols of past German glory - Check

* Never plans on giving up power - Check (Obama to be president for the next “eight to 10 years”)

* A narcissistic megalomaniac - Check

* Brazenly Takes credit for other people’s accomplishments - Check

Barack Obama.

Frightened yet?

RUSH: Now, as promised, we turn to the official Obama criticizer on the EIB Network, Bo Snerdley.

SNERDLEY: Thank you. This is Bo Snerdley, Official Barack Criticizer for the EIB Network, certified, black enough to criticize with organic slave blood. I have a message. Mr. Obama, your overseas visit to, uhhh, um, Iraq, um, the war zones is (sigh), uh, proving to be a world-class embarrassment. Uh, aside from giving report to the efforts of, uh Mu-muk-muk... Muqtada al-Sadr who hates America, you've really said nothing there that you, uhhh, didn't say here, which, uhh, um it calls into question the -- let me think about it -- the, I should say the whole purpose of the trip. You continue to denigrate the efforts of our military and won't acknowledge their success -- and to make matters worse, your, uh, stuttering performance, uh, is, uh, now being, uh, held up to ridicule despite all the glowing reports from your public, uh, public relations, uh, uh, specialist, uh, agents in the media. Your performance, sir, has not made you look presidential. It has really, I want to say "harmed" your presidential chances in the eyes of those who take foreign policy seriously, uh. This has, uh, truly been a sad performance, sir.

And now an extended translation for our EIB brothers and sisters in the Hood.

A'right, dog. I'm going to come with it on you today. First up B. What's up with this Iraqi dealy, yo? We got to chill over there. We got issues here, my brother. Like gas prices, my man. You know what I'm saying? You're posing, man. You even got words how you're "pimping Bush's ride" over there, mang. And then you go over there and what's the first thing you do? You dis our troops, man! You givin' props to Mookie! Gee, man! Sadr yo? His boys was the ones flaming the IEDs on our boys and you are claiming they are the ones who want to cool us out? It was our guys that did that, yo? What you should have done if you had to go over there anyway, was just have a sit-down with old Mookie, mang. Pull out that New Yorker magazine cover -- you know, the one with you in the turban and Shelly with that AK wrapped on them, man. Tell them, "Yo, you see this, Bro? This is me and my shorty. We're going to come over there and whip some ass after I get in, yo, if you don't get things chilled." That's what diplomacy is. But then, no. What you do, man, is you give this guy props. And then, yo, look. Yo, what's up with all this stutterering, mang? You running for president, man, or are you trying to get Porky Pig's job with, "T-t-t-that's all, folks." Come on, main. Did Jesse snatch them baby makers from you, bro? What's up with that, man? You went to Harvard, yo! That's all you got: "Uh, uh, uh, uh"? Yo, even Reverend Wright doesn't come out like that. He makes it flow, man. You ever heard him say, "Uh, God d-d-d-damn America"? He make it flow, man. What's with you? Then, on top of all this, you, you go over there and you say the biggest problem in Iraq is that so many men are unemployed? No, no, no, man! The biggest problem over there is they ain't giving us our props, yo. We are the ones that killed off old Hussein -- I'm sorry, Saddam-y -- for them, man. We freed them, yo! We looking for work? You ought to go over there and tell them brothers, "Y'all need to start busy to build a pipeline to break us off some of that oil, you know what I'm saying?" But no, mang. You go over there and start talking about their unemployment? When was the last time he was in Kill-adelphia, yo? Brothers is trying to get paid over here, man, can't find no jobs. They unemployed? When's the last time you was down in Katrina, mang? Come on, Bro, what's up with that? You, you know, I'm about to check you off, Obama, man. You need to start listening. Every time you step out, you're chumping yourself, chumping off our country and our military, yo. This is not cool!

That concludes our statement.

RUSH: And that was the Official Obama Criticizer Bo Snerdley.

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DNC Caught Getting Tax Free Gas At City Pumps

DNC host's tax-free gas evaporates

Angry reaction brings a halt to use of city pumps

Rocky Mountain News

The committee hosting the Democratic National Convention has used the city's gas pumps to fill up and apparently avoided paying state and federal fuel taxes.

The practice, which began four months ago, may have ended hours after its disclosure.

An aide to Mayor John Hickenlooper released a statement Tuesday evening saying that Denver 2008 Host Committee members would pay market prices for fuel and would also be liable for all applicable taxes.

However, Public Works spokeswoman Christine Downs told City Council members just hours before that host committee members were fueling up at the city pumps. The city does not pay taxes on the fuel for its fleet, and Downs said the host committee would not either.

The disclosure brought immediate scrutiny. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said the practice "would seem" to be illegal and referred the matter to the state Department of Revenue.

Nonprofits, such as the host committee, are subject to state and federal gasoline taxes, according to the Department of Revenue.

The issue arose during the regular weekly meeting of Hickenlooper and City Council members. Downs requested authorization for a contract so the Public Works Department could be reimbursed by the host committee for use of "fueling facilities, fuel and car washes."

Downs said the contract with the host committee started in March and that $9,700 in fuel and services had been purchased from the city so far. But the committee has yet to be billed. The city anticipates $466,125 in total revenues from the contract, Downs said.

City Councilman Charlie Brown raised the question of whether the host committee would be paying fuel taxes, and Downs said it wouldn't.

"There's something there that just doesn't seem right to me because, in a sense, you're saying then that the officials who pass the laws are not willing to live by them," said Councilwoman Jeanne Faatz.

Hickenlooper said the practice isn't unique to Denver.

"I do know for a fact that they're doing the same exact thing in Minneapolis," Hickenlooper said, referring to the city that along with St. Paul is hosting the Republican National Convention.

But Teresa McFarland, a spokeswoman for the Minneapolis-St. Paul host committee, said its members are getting their gas at public pumps.

"We're not getting a tax break on fuel," she said. "That's not the setup at this end."

In Colorado, consumers pay 40.4 cents per gallon in state and federal fuel taxes.

"We're a nonpartisan, nonprofit committee, but certainly, if the city feels that taxes are applicable, we will pay those, too," said Chris Lopez, spokesman for the host committee. "So we would pay all applicable taxes on any of the fuel."

The host committee, which is responsible for raising money to put on the convention, is using the city's pumps "for safety and security reasons," Lopez said.

"We know the gas is not tainted," he said. "We use it as a safety and security measure."

Hickenlooper said GM is "loaning" the host committee vehicles and he expects a large number to be hybrids. It wasn't clear Tuesday whether host committee members are using those loaners or their personal vehicles.

Dick Wadhams, chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, said the city's arrangement with the DNC host committee was "appalling."

"I'm hoping this is not the first of many stories about how Colorado taxpayers are apparently subsidizing the Democratic convention," Wadhams said.

After the meeting, Faatz said it was wrong for the DNC host committee to get a tax break.

"I am just troubled by not having the payment of taxes for what I consider to be a privately funded party, and that's what the host committee is: it's a private organization," she said.

"If you've got a 14-gallon tank, on the average, that's about $5.66 that they don't have to pay for fill up," Brown said.

Brown also questioned the need for car washes.

It also wasn't clear Tuesday whether the Department of Revenue will investigate.

"We can't talk about any individual taxpayer's circumstance," said department spokesman Mark Couch. "Tax-exempt organizations are not exempt from fuel taxes, so a nonprofit group is not exempt from fuel taxes. As to the individual circumstance involved here, we'd have to look into it and investigate to make any kind of determination."

Denis Berckefeldt, spokesman for Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher, said Hickenlooper's administration has been guilty in the past of doing business before a contract is executed.

"Is it unusual that it happens?" he asked. "No, because they do stuff like this. Do we like it? No."

In January 2006, Gallagher complained to Hickenlooper in a letter about the "ongoing problem related to work being performed on behalf of the city before a contract for that work has been fully executed and properly signed."

At that time, Gallagher wrote, an examination of 999 contracts found that in 790 cases - 79 percent - work began before the contracts were "fully executed."

"We would have a problem with this because they're clearly selling fuel to the host committee without a fully executed contract," Berckefeldt said. "We have a real serious issue at the auditor's office with the city doing business with anyone without a contract."


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

LOL their sujpposed reason.................

The host committee, which is responsible for raising money to put on the convention, is using the city's pumps "for safety and security reasons," Lopez said.

"We know the gas is not tainted," he said. "We use it as a safety and security measure."

Also the RNC is NOT doing this as the DNC has said in this article.

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Hussein Camp Plasters Posters at Western Wall

Advertises Democrat candidate's website, official slogan at Judaism's holiest site


JERUSALEM – Sen. Barack Obama's campaign plastered the entrance to the Western Wall – the holiest site in Judaism – with official campaign posters, WND has learned.

Jerusalem Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld confirmed to WND posters that adorned police barricades erected at the Western Wall plaza for Obama's visit were distributed by the presidential candidate's campaign.

"These posters were his campaign and not the doing of the police," said Rosenfeld, whose police department coordinated security and provided protection for Obama's visit today to the holy site.

Asked if it was traditional practice for politicians visiting the Western Wall to bring along posters or campaign materials, Rosenfeld replied, "No."

The posters display Obama's name in Hebrew. One poster erected on the main police barricade used by Obama to enter the holy site boasts the official red, white and blue campaign "O" symbol and advertises the candidate's campaign's website.

A second poster also displays Obama's name in Hebrew and contains an image of Israeli and American flags.

Reuters posted images of the Obama campaign posters showing a handful of people waiting behind the police barricades.

Reuters images had the following caption:

"Supporters of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) stand behind banners printed with his name in Hebrew as they wait for his arrival at the Western wall."

The caption implied supporters brought along the pro-Obama material.

But an eyewitness speaking to WND tells a different story.

"The kids waiting for Obama may not even be Obama supporters. No one knew Obama was coming in advance. We saw the police barricades erected. We saw Obama's face on the posters, and some police said Obama was on his way. So a few people gathered by the barricades and waited for Obama," said the witness


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

Manipulation by Obama's team and I find it disgusting! These people do not respect anything. NOT our military, NOT the Jews in Israel, NOT our wounded soldiers, NOT our country......NOTHING!

Yes I am ticked about these lies and disrespect.

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:50 AM | Comments (15)

Uncle Jay Explains Congress Vacation aka Work Days

It's Uncle Jay's first-ever rerun! Here's his educational "vacation" episode, explaining why Congress needs so many vacation days.

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

They sure work hard don't they. All that paid time off.....amazing. Then they give themselves raises all the time too.

I am glad they are not there to do more harm with that vile Pelosi at the helm. But to be paid for so many days off is stupid.

....Thank you Mark for sending this.

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:47 AM | Comments (4)

Candidate Muslim O-uh - Bama and His Stammering and UH's!

Rush Limbaugh put together a montage of Obama’s stuttering and stammering at his press conference in Amman, Jordan. There are no repeats or replays. It is all Master Orator Obama running this thing up on the beach without his teleprompter.
Video by Rush Limbaugh

* Stop the ACLU

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:45 AM | Comments (4)

July 24, 2008

Obama Campaign Says ~ "inapprpopriate to visit our Troops in Germany! "

Girly man, wanna be dictator of the USA .........well if he can't visit our troops he can go to hell as far as I am concerned. I have had it with this Muslim candidate B. Hussein Obama. -- Wild Thing

Jake Tapper of ABC News reports the Obama campaign issued a statement saying the planned visits with the troops were canceled because it was deemed by the campaign to be "inapprpopriate" because Obama's stop in Germany was part of his presidential campaign.

Obama Scrubs Visit to See Troops in Germany; Says “Inappropriate” Since Campaign Funding European Swing

"The German magazine Der Spiegel is reporting on line that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. has “cancelled a planned short visit to the Rammstein and Landstuhl U.S. military bases in the southwest German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The visits were planned for Friday.”

“Barack Obama will not be coming to us,” a spokesperson for the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl told Der Spiegel. “I don't know why.”

Obama senior adviser Robert Gibbs told us in a statement, “During his trip as part of the CODEL to Afghanistan and Iraq, Senator Obama visited the combat support hospital in the Green Zone in Baghdad and had a number of other visits with the troops. For the second part of his trip, the senator wanted to visit the men and women at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to express his gratitude for their service and sacrifice. The senator decided out of respect for these servicemen and women that it would be inappropriate to make a stop to visit troops at a U.S. military facility as part of a trip funded by the campaign.”


A few hours later, this is added:

++ Obama Extends his Berlin Trip ++

4:59 p.m.: Obama seems to like the German capital. He is to stay longer on Friday than he had originally planned, delaying his departure for Paris by two hours to just after noon. According to his team, however, these plans can change at any time.

No mention he's reconsidering his cancellation of visiting the wounded at Landstuhl.


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

After visiting GIs in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq as part the congressional delegation prelude to his campaign swing in the Middle East and Europe, Barack Obama canceled planned visits to the U.S. military bases at Ramsteina and Landstuhl.

Landstuhl is where wounded U.S. troops are taken from the battlefield to be stabalized before being flown to Walter Reed in Washington, D.C. and other military hospitals back home.

Curiously, Obama opened his speech in Berlin today by saying he was speaking not as a candidate but as a 'citizen of the United States and as a citizen of the world.'

Other news outlets have reported that Obama has taken time to work out at a gym in Berlin and kidded around with reporters about exploring the nightlife in Berlin.

Der Spiegel first reported that Obama canceled the visit to the troops. That story was picked up on Free Republic and then exploded on the blogosphere.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:55 PM | Comments (12)

B.Hussein Obama Speaks In Berlin At The Victory Column

“The people in the crowd aren’t voters so in that sense it’s not designed to get them to the polls. It’s not a political rally,” he said aboard his flight to the German capital. “Hopefully, it will be viewed as a substantive articulation of the relationship I’d like to see between the United States and Europe.”

A supporter cheers outside his hotel in Berlin, July 24, 2008. (Jim Young/Reuters)

Berlin, Germany CNN

Berliners were getting ready early for Obama’s address, setting up food stalls and entertainment platforms along an avenue near the site of the event.

A huge crowd gathered at the Victory Column, the site of Obama’s speech, as musicals acts performed in the hours leading up to Obama’s arrival.

Obama volunteers set up shop on street corners and were registering Democrats who live abroad to vote.

“Anyone an American citizen?” bellowed one woman holding a homemade “register to vote” sign.

Some in the crowd were looking to cash in on the Obama frenzy. For 5 euros (about $8), one could pick up two unofficial Obama buttons.

One button that seemed popular among shoppers had a picture of him superimposed with President Kennedy. Another had Obama’s head atop the body of a beer garden waiter holding seven huge glasses of German brew. The button’s slogan said “Obamafest.”

Obama said Thursday his speech will not be “a wonkish policy speech.”

'I come to Berlin as so many of my countrymen have come before. Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen -- a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world."

A man holds a banner reading 'Obama For Chancellor' before a speech of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama during his visit in Berlin July 24, 2008. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

The Crowd ........

BERLIN (AFP) - Barack Obama Thursday told a staggering crowd of 200,000 people in Berlin that Americans and Europeans must tear down walls between estranged allies, races and faiths, in a soaring challenge to a new political generation.

from Fox News Major Garrett

The US embassy provided almost no help in arranging the visit to the Citadel (where the press conference will be held) and is not facilitating the meeting between Obama and King Abdullah.

The movements and pictures from this day forward are entirely dictated by Obama’s presidential campaign.

While it is true Obama is traveling as a senator, he’s also the Democratic nominee and the trip is intended not only to show his ability to maneuver comfortably on the world stage, it’s also designed, by the campaign’s own admission, to give voters back home a chance to grow more comfortable with movements and settings on the world stage that convey commander-in-chief imagery.

Lastly, the campaign repeatedly dodged questions about whether it would position a camera crew of its own at the Berlin speech for the express purpose of shooting the scene for future campaign ads.

The campaign will bring its standard videographers who shoot for the campaign website to the Citadel today and there are no arrangement for a separate commercial camera crew at that event.

That there may be one at the Berlin speech suggests that event could produce footage for future Obama campaign commercials. That is not certain, but it is a possibility.”

From Drudge and also Drudge is all for B. Hussein Obama!!!

THURS JULY 24 2008 12:58:02

Thank you to the citizens of Berlin and to the people of Germany. Let me thank Chancellor Merkel and Foreign Minister Steinmeier for welcoming me earlier today. Thank you Mayor Wowereit, the Berlin Senate, the police, and most of all thank you for this welcome.

I come to Berlin as so many of my countrymen have come before. Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen -- a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world.

I know that I don't look like the Americans who've previously spoken in this great city. The journey that led me here is improbable. My mother was born in the heartland of America, but my father grew up herding goats in Kenya. His father -- my grandfather -- was a cook, a domestic servant to the British.

At the height of the Cold War, my father decided, like so many others in the forgotten corners of the world, that his yearning -- his dream -- required the freedom and opportunity promised by the West. And so he wrote letter after letter to universities all across America until somebody, somewhere answered his prayer for a better life.

That is why I'm here. And you are here because you too know that yearning. This city, of all cities, knows the dream of freedom. And you know that the only reason we stand here tonight is because men and women from both of our nations came together to work, and struggle, and sacrifice for that better life.

Ours is a partnership that truly began sixty years ago this summer, on the day when the first American plane touched down at Templehof.

On that day, much of this continent still lay in ruin. The rubble of this city had yet to be built into a wall. The Soviet shadow had swept across Eastern Europe, while in the West, America, Britain, and France took stock of their losses, and pondered how the world might be remade.

This is where the two sides met.Ê And on the twenty-fourth of June, 1948, the Communists chose to blockade the western part of the city. They cut off food and supplies to more than two million Germans in an effort to extinguish the last flame of freedom in Berlin.

The size of our forces was no match for the much larger Soviet Army. And yet retreat would have allowed Communism to march across Europe. Where the last war had ended, another World War could have easily begun. All that stood in the way was Berlin.

And that's when the airlift began -- when the largest and most unlikely rescue in history brought food and hope to the people of this city.

The odds were stacked against success. In the winter, a heavy fog filled the sky above, and many planes were forced to turn back without dropping off the needed supplies. The streets where we stand were filled with hungry families who had no comfort from the cold.

But in the darkest hours, the people of Berlin kept the flame of hope burning. The people of Berlin refused to give up. And on one fall day, hundreds of thousands of Berliners came here, to the Tiergarten, and heard the city's mayor implore the world not to give up on freedom. "There is only one possibility," he said. "For us to stand together united until this battle is won.The people of Berlin have spoken. We have done our duty, and we will keep on doing our duty. People of the world: now do your duty. People of the world, look at Berlin!"

People of the world -- look at Berlin!

Look at Berlin, where Germans and Americans learned to work together and trust each other less than three years after facing each other on the field of battle.

Look at Berlin, where the determination of a people met the generosity of the Marshall Plan and created a German miracle; where a victory over tyranny gave rise to NATO, the greatest alliance ever formed to defend our common security.

Look at Berlin, where the bullet holes in the buildings and the somber stones and pillars near the Brandenburg Gate insist that we never forget our common humanity.

People of the world -- look at Berlin, where a wall came down, a continent came together, and history proved that there is no challenge too great for a world that stands as one.

Sixty years after the airlift, we are called upon again. History has led us to a new crossroad, with new promise and new peril. When you, the German people, tore down that wall -- a wall that divided East and West; freedom and tyranny; fear and hope -- walls came tumbling down around the world. From Kiev to Cape Town, prison camps were closed, and the doors of democracy were opened. Markets opened too, and the spread of information and technology reduced barriers to opportunity and prosperity. While the 20th century taught us that we share a common destiny, the 21st has revealed a world more intertwined than at any time in human history.

The fall of the Berlin Wall brought new hope. But that very closeness has given rise to new dangers -- dangers that cannot be contained within the borders of a country or by the distance of an ocean.

The terrorists of September 11th plotted in Hamburg and trained in Kandahar and Karachi before killing thousands from all over the globe on American soil.

As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, shrinking coastlines in the Atlantic, and bringing drought to farms from Kansas to Kenya.

Poorly secured nuclear material in the former Soviet Union, or secrets from a scientist in Pakistan could help build a bomb that detonates in Paris. The poppies in Afghanistan become the heroin in Berlin. The poverty and violence in Somalia breeds the terror of tomorrow. The genocide in Darfur shames the conscience of us all.

In this new world, such dangerous currents have swept along faster than our efforts to contain them. That is why we cannot afford to be divided. No one nation, no matter how large or powerful, can defeat such challenges alone. None of us can deny these threats, or escape responsibility in meeting them. Yet, in the absence of Soviet tanks and a terrible wall, it has become easy to forget this truth. And if we're honest with each other, we know that sometimes, on both sides of the Atlantic, we have drifted apart, and forgotten our shared destiny.

In Europe, the view that America is part of what has gone wrong in our world, rather than a force to help make it right, has become all too common. In America, there are voices that deride and deny the importance of Europe's role in our security and our future. Both views miss the truth -- that Europeans today are bearing new burdens and taking more responsibility in critical parts of the world; and that just as American bases built in the last century still help to defend the security of this continent, so does our country still sacrifice greatly for freedom around the globe.

Yes, there have been differences between America and Europe. No doubt, there will be differences in the future. But the burdens of global citizenship continue to bind us together. A change of leadership in Washington will not lift this burden. In this new century, Americans and Europeans alike will be required to do more -- not less. Partnership and cooperation among nations is not a choice; it is the one way, the only way, to protect our common security and advance our common humanity.

That is why the greatest danger of all is to allow new walls to divide us from one another. The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand. The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand. The walls between races and tribes; natives and immigrants; Christian and Muslim and Jew cannot stand. These now are the walls we must tear down.

We know they have fallen before. After centuries of strife, the people of Europe have formed a Union of promise and prosperity. Here, at the base of a column built to mark victory in war, we meet in the center of a Europe at peace. Not only have walls come down in Berlin, but they have come down in Belfast, where Protestant and Catholic found a way to live together; in the Balkans, where our Atlantic alliance ended wars and brought savage war criminals to justice; and in South Africa, where the struggle of a courageous people defeated apartheid. Ê So history reminds us that walls can be torn down. But the task is never easy. True partnership and true progress requires constant work and sustained sacrifice. They require sharing the burdens of development and diplomacy; of progress and peace. They require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other.

That is why America cannot turn inward. That is why Europe cannot turn inward. America has no better partner than Europe. Now is the time to build new bridges across the globe as strong as the one that bound us across the Atlantic. Now is the time to join together, through constant cooperation, strong institutions, shared sacrifice, and a global commitment to progress, to meet the challenges of the 21st century. It was this spirit that led airlift planes to appear in the sky above our heads, and people to assemble where we stand today. And this is the moment when our nations -- and all nations -- must summon that spirit anew.

This is the moment when we must defeat terror and dry up the well of extremism that supports it. This threat is real and we cannot shrink from our responsibility to combat it. If we could create NATO to face down the Soviet Union, we can join in a new and global partnership to dismantle the networks that have struck in Madrid and Amman; in London and Bali; in Washington and New York. If we could win a battle of ideas against the communists, we can stand with the vast majority of Muslims who reject the extremism that leads to hate instead of hope.

This is the moment when we must renew our resolve to rout the terrorists who threaten our security in Afghanistan, and the traffickers who sell drugs on your streets. No one welcomes war. I recognize the enormous difficulties in Afghanistan. But my country and yours have a stake in seeing that NATO's first mission beyond Europe's borders is a success. For the people of Afghanistan, and for our shared security, the work must be done. America cannot do this alone. The Afghan people need our troops and your troops; our support and your support to defeat the Taliban and al Qaeda, to develop their economy, and to help them rebuild their nation. We have too much at stake to turn back now.

This is the moment when we must renew the goal of a world without nuclear weapons. The two superpowers that faced each other across the wall of this city came too close too often to destroying all we have built and all that we love. With that wall gone, we need not stand idly by and watch the further spread of the deadly atom. It is time to secure all loose nuclear materials; to stop the spread of nuclear weapons; and to reduce the arsenals from another era. This is the moment to begin the work of seeking the peace of a world without nuclear weapons.

This is the moment when every nation in Europe must have the chance to choose its own tomorrow free from the shadows of yesterday. In this century, we need a strong European Union that deepens the security and prosperity of this continent, while extending a hand abroad. In this century -- in this city of all cities -- we must reject the Cold War mind-set of the past, and resolve to work with Russia when we can, to stand up for our values when we must, and to seek a partnership that extends across this entire continent.

This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many. Together, we must forge trade that truly rewards the work that creates wealth, with meaningful protections for our people and our planet. This is the moment for trade that is free and fair for all.

This is the moment we must help answer the call for a new dawn in the Middle East. My country must stand with yours and with Europe in sending a direct message to Iran that it must abandon its nuclear ambitions. We must support the Lebanese who have marched and bled for democracy, and the Israelis and Palestinians who seek a secure and lasting peace. And despite past differences, this is the moment when the world should support the millions of Iraqis who seek to rebuild their lives, even as we pass responsibility to the Iraqi government and finally bring this war to a close.

This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. Let us resolve that all nations -- including my own -- will act with the same seriousness of purpose as has your nation, and reduce the carbon we send into our atmosphere. This is the moment to give our children back their future. This is the moment to stand as one.

And this is the moment when we must give hope to those left behind in a globalized world. We must remember that the Cold War born in this city was not a battle for land or treasure. Sixty years ago, the planes that flew over Berlin did not drop bombs; instead they delivered food, and coal, and candy to grateful children. And in that show of solidarity, those pilots won more than a military victory. They won hearts and minds; love and loyalty and trust -- not just from the people in this city, but from all those who heard the story of what they did here.

Now the world will watch and remember what we do here -- what we do with this moment. Will we extend our hand to the people in the forgotten corners of this world who yearn for lives marked by dignity and opportunity; by security and justice? Will we lift the child in Bangladesh from poverty, shelter the refugee in Chad, and banish the scourge of AIDS in our time?

Will we stand for the human rights of the dissident in Burma, the blogger in Iran, or the voter in Zimbabwe? Will we give meaning to the words "never again" in Darfur?

Will we acknowledge that there is no more powerful example than the one each of our nations projects to the world? Will we reject torture and stand for the rule of law? Will we welcome immigrants from different lands, and shun discrimination against those who don't look like us or worship like we do, and keep the promise of equality and opportunity for all of our people?

People of Berlin -- people of the world -- this is our moment. This is our time

I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.

But I also know how much I love America. I know that for more than two centuries, we have strived -- at great cost and great sacrifice -- to form a more perfect union; to seek, with other nations, a more hopeful world. Our allegiance has never been to any particular tribe or kingdom -- indeed, every language is spoken in our country; every culture has left its imprint on ours; every point of view is expressed in our public squares. What has always united us -- what has always driven our people; what drew my father to America's shores -- is a set of ideals that speak to aspirations shared by all people: that we can live free from fear and free from want; that we can speak our minds and assemble with whomever we choose and worship as we please.

Those are the aspirations that joined the fates of all nations in this city. Those aspirations are bigger than anything that drives us apart. It is because of those aspirations that the airlift began. It is because of those aspirations that all free people -- everywhere -- became citizens of Berlin. It is in pursuit of those aspirations that a new generation -- our generation -- must make our mark on history.

People of Berlin -- and people of the world -- the scale of our challenge is great. The road ahead will be long. But I come before you to say that we are heirs to a struggle for freedom. We are a people of improbable hope. Let us build on our common history, and seize our common destiny, and once again engage in that noble struggle to bring justice and peace to our world.


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

They should have broadcast it at Gitmo for the prisoners there. Now we’re talking torture!!!!! Let me make this perfectly clear....uhhhhhhhhhhhh......duhhhhhhhh.....uhhhhhhhhhhh

Citizen of the world? I would have appreciated more if he could have said a Proud American citizen!!!! Oh wait this is America hating Obama speaking.

Of course he just HAD to work the race angle in. I’m surprised it only took him until the 2nd paragraph..”I don’t look like other Americans who have stood here.” Uh Yah, those others actually had brains.

“Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen — “

Then pay your own way you worthless bastard, and leave my tax money alone!!!!!!!

He is telling the Germans what noble victims they were.

Forgetting we did the airlift, we rehabbed Germany and Europe after they nearly destroyed civilization and that wall went down because of us.

'People of Berlin -- people of the world -- this is our moment. This is our time.'

One World? Hell, the world is a US world.

Weak crowd response.

Weak delivery. There is no passion, no real belief.

And how stupid is he? Communism DID MARCH all over Europe.

"...As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, shrinking coastlines in the Atlantic, and bringing drought to farms from Kansas to Kenya..."


This is truly unprecedented, campaigning in a foreign nation, criticizing your own nation and the current American president on foreign soil, proclaiming a vision for “our people.” This is a nauseating speech, I find this foreign campaigning flatly offensive, and his internationalist, socialist, enviro-hysteria rhetoric as truly alarming. God, I hope our nation does not fall for this charlatan.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:27 PM | Comments (21)

B.Hussein Flyers For Germany

Obama is using flyers printed in German to turn people out for his campaign rally in Berlin on Thursday. This flyer can be found on a bilingual page on advertising the event:

Similar to this.........................

The German flyers bear Obama's campaign logo and say "Paid for by Obama for America."

Remember the other day when Obama's campaign said this:

“It is not going to be a political speech,” said a senior foreign policy adviser, who spoke to reporters on background. “When the president of the United States goes and gives a speech, it is not a political speech or a political rally.

“But he is not president of the United States,” a reporter reminded the adviser.

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


This sure is taking the normal baby-kissing campaigns to a new height. Reminder.....this is supposed to be an American candidate????

It sure feels like this entire trip of his had one main goal. NOT a goal of seeing the troops that was a token stop. NOT talking to General Petraeus that made no difference, as Obama stated afterward he still felt the same way about the surge as he did before.

Nope this trip has all been a lead up, an excuse to get to Germany to make this speech he wants to make.

There are countless examples of Communist imagery (largely Stalinist, Leninist, Maoist, and Che followers’ works) reworked to celebrate the Obamessiah.

This is a concious image decision within his scampaign.

They are effective images and some of them hit home to the true believer fellow travellers on the left.

Shepherd Fairey’s fans are familiar with his “revolutionary” politics. He is the artist beind the famous CHANGE and HOPE posters that were illegal wheatpasted around cities earlier in the year. It was work for hire and Obama wrote him a letter of praise expressing familiarity with his work in galleries and stuck on stop signs in public.

They know what type of message they are sending. It isn’t a coincidence.

I can’t believe this is happening right before our eyes. Our Founding Fathers would be speechless.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:55 AM | Comments (21)

Obama:'Look At My Deeds'..That I Didn't Actually Do

Obama, saying that the Senate Banking Committee — “which is my committee,” he says — passed some bill about something. Problem is, he’s not actually on the Senate Banking Committee at all.

Obama: 'Look At My Deeds'... That I Didn't Actually Do


Obama in Israel:

by Jim Geraghty

"Now, in terms of knowing my commitments, you don't have to just look at my words, you can look at my deeds. Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, which is my committee, a bill to call for divestment from Iran, as a way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don't obtain a nuclear weapon. "

I was going to say that Obama's statement that the Senate Banking Committee is "my committee" wasn't that big a deal, and not that surprising from a man who told Bibi Netanyahu that he was about ready to "fall sleep standing up." But he did say in the immediate preceding sentence, "Now, in terms of knowing my commitments, you don't have to just look at my words, you can look at my deeds."

In this case, Obama's words are wrong, and "his deeds" don't actually include voting for this bill. He had no role in the "passage" of this legislation.

I don't think it is wise for Obama to try this stuff in front of the Israelis.

UPDATE: The Obama defense: the bill that passed included provisions that match legislation he introduced last year. The problem is, that doesn't explain the "we" and the "which is my committee."

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

Whew Obama sure is a piece of work, or non work. haaha Little by little some in the media are a tiny bit getting enough of this communist Obama.

Something to think about regarding B. Hussein Obama. The MAJORITY of this man’s public life has been engaged in running for the next level up the ladder...seriously. So I’m thinking...he’ll spend four years running for Emperor of the New World Order?

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:50 AM | Comments (9)

Map For The Obama RATS Gone Wild Tour 08

I thought you might like to see the map of Hussein's trip. Maybe he can just keep flying around the world on his Obama RATS Gone Wild Tour 08 and not come back.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (9)

Silence From Left On Military Voting

The Soldier Voting Scandal
by Robert D. Novak



Rep. Roy Blunt, the House Republican whip, on July 8 introduced a resolution demanding that the Defense Department better enable U.S. military personnel overseas to vote in the November elections.

That act was followed by silence.

Democrats normally leap on an opportunity to find fault with the Bush Pentagon. But not a single Democrat joined Blunt as a co-sponsor, and an all-Republican proposal cannot pass in the Democratic-controlled House.

Analysis by the federal Election Assistance Commission, rejecting inflated Defense Department voting claims, estimated overseas and absentee military voting for the 2006 midterm elections at a disgracefully low 5.5 percent. The quality of voting statistics is so poor that there is no way to tell how many of the slightly over 330,000 votes actually were sent in by the absentee military voters and their dependents and how many by civilian Americans living abroad -- 6 million all total.

Nobody who has studied the question objectively sees any improvement since 2006, and that is a scandal. Retired U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Charles Henry wrote in the July issue of the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings: "While virtually everyone involved seems to agree that military people deserve at least equal opportunity when it comes to having their votes counted, indications are that in November 2008, many thousands of service members who try to vote will do so in vain."

Henry, now an independent broadcast journalist, has personal experience with this enduring scandal. While serving as a Marine at sea off Iran, he received his 1980 presidential ballot too late to count. President Harry Truman said of troops fighting in Korea, "The least we at home can do is to make sure that they are able to enjoy the rights they are being asked to fight to preserve." But the U.S. military that has so perfected the art of war over the past half-century is at a loss to enable soldiers to vote.

A combat officer has enough to do without handling the votes of troopers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. A Defense Department Inspector General's report in March last year recommended "appointment of civilian personnel" as "voting assistance officers." The Pentagon brass rejected the idea.

I reported four years ago that the problems of 2000 overseas military voting had not been corrected for the 2004 presidential election. At that time, Under Secretary of Defense David Chu was put in charge of the problem. During massive turnover at the Pentagon, Chu remains in place -- best known among critics of the military vote problem for his chronic failure to return telephone calls.

Congressional attention to the problem has been scattered and limited mostly to Republicans such as Sen. John Cornyn, who earlier this year decried "a lack of will" at the Pentagon to solve the voting problem. Democratic interest about tackling the problem might be tempered by apprehension that soldiers will cast too many Republican votes.

Nevertheless, at least one prominent Democrat -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer -- described himself to me as eager to deal with this problem. (Hoyer's home state of Maryland is one of the worst offenders, with ballots of only 4.1 percent of overseas voters counted in 2006.) Hoyer and Blunt, who have become friendly adversaries in a bitterly partisan Congress, conferred several weeks ago and agreed in principle on co-sponsoring a resolution aimed at getting the Defense Department moving.

Hoyer wanted the resolution to cover expatriate Americans as well as the military, and Blunt did not object. They turned the issue over to their staffers and went about the business of major legislation. Blunt had instructed his staff to seek agreement with Democrats but, if not, to introduce a resolution applying only to the military, which was the outcome.

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

This is really disheartening, complete disgrace!!!!!! The Military ballots should count two times.

The Dems in general prevent the military vote. This time won’t be any different... it’ll probably be worse.

I remember how Gore worked to prevent the military vote from being counted in the 2000 election. And he pulled it off too, with the help of the Chicago political machine he succeeded in disallowing the vast majority of overseas military votes. That same Chicago machine now has a horse in the race.

This would be a GREAT campaign issue for McCain to take the lead on.

No excuses, Republicans Senators and Congressman should be screaming from the housetops.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM | Comments (7)

Rev. Manning: Hail Hitler......Hail Obama

James David Manning compares Obama to Hitler. This message was preached on 7 June 2008.


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

I was wondering what Rev. Jeremiah Wright was up to and found this latest video by Rev. Manning.

I see his devotees creating havoc no matter what the outcome of the election is.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:40 AM | Comments (10)

July 23, 2008

Hurricane Dolly Headed Toward Texas

Hurricane Dolly strengthening as it approaches the southern Texas coast.

Hurricane Warning remains in effect for the coast of Texas from Brownsville to Corpus Christi...and for the northeastern coast of Mexico from Rio San Fernando northward to the border between Mexico and the United States.

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect from north of Corpus Christi to San Luis Pass.

A Tropical Storm Warning and a Hurricane Watch are in effect from La
Pesca to south of Rio San Fernando.

For storm information specific to your area...including possible
inland watches and warnings...please monitor products issued
by your local weather office.

At 800 am CDT...1300z...the center of Hurricane Dolly was located
near latitude 25.9 north...longitude 96.9 west or about 40 miles...
60 km...east of Brownsville Texas.

Dolly is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph...13 km/hr...and
northwestward to west-northwestward motion with a slight decrease
in forward speed is expected today. On the forecast track...the
center of Dolly will be along the coast near the Texas/Mexico
border around midday today.

To all of you in Texas near Dolly's arrival I am thinking about you and praying all will be ok.

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Obama RATS Gone Wild Tour 08

Obama takes on airs of inevitability

The Washington Times

Barack Obama is only a candidate, but don't tell that to the Germans, some of whom have leapfrogged that whole election thing and already are calling him "President Obama" in advance of his visit.

For that matter, his own campaign could use a reminder. For the second time in as many days, reporters traveling with Mr. Obama on his overseas trip corrected campaign staffers for saying White House practices also govern his campaign in dealing with the press, or in delivering speeches.

Even the King of Jordan gave the senator from Illinois special treatment - personally driving the presumed Democratic nominee to the airport in his Mercedes.

Meantime, Mr. Obama has met with top U.S. military commanders and engaged in negotiations with foreign leaders, prompting strong criticism from a former White House adviser who accused him of crossing the line by talking about his conversations with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

"We have a long tradition in this country that we only have one president at a time. He's the commander in chief and the negotiator in chief. I cannot remember a campaign in which a rival seeking the presidency has been in a position negotiating a war that's under way with another party outside the country," David Gergen, who has served four presidents in both parties during his career, said on CNN Monday night.

The freshman senator has run into similar self-perception troubles before for a faux presidential seal on his speaking podium and for considering an address at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, where President Kennedy delivered his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech during the Cold War.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel opposed Mr. Obama's site selection, calling it "inappropriate" for politics.

Instead, Mr. Obama will speak Thursday at Berlin's Victory Column, a far less lofty site commemorating Austria's defeat in the Austro-Prussian War, in an event that is expected to draw thousands and provide footage for the campaign's TV ads.

On CBS' "Face the Nation," Mr. Obama said the objective of his trip was "to have substantive discussions with people like Afghan President Karzai or Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki or French] President Sarkozy or others who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to 10 years." That comment, and another in which he said he "never" has doubts, became fodder for another "Audacity Watch."

A Berlin hotel staffer told a reporter Tuesday she was "very excited" that "President Obama" would be speaking just down the street, and mentioned her parents' emotions of love for the United States when Mr. Kennedy spoke there in the 1960s.

At the site of the upcoming speech, a security officer explained that he and others had blocked off traffic ......"because the president from America is coming."

The role of president and presidential candidate was further blurred Tuesday when a senior campaign official on the trip, who spoke to reporters on background, denied that Mr. Obama's address in Berlin had any political overtones.

"It's not going to be a political speech. When the president of the United States goes and gives a speech, it is not a political speech or a political rally," the senior adviser said.

"But he is not a president of the United States," a reporter told the adviser.

"He is going to talk about the issues as an individual ... not as a candidate, but as an individual, as a senator," Mr. Obama's aide replied. The adviser insisted that the Berlin speech "is not for campaign purposes."

However, after the briefing, campaign media adviser David Axelrod said in a statement that the aide's description of the Berlin rally was inaccurate.

"The answer is that, of course, any event outside of a congressional delegation trip is a campaign event. But it is not a political rally. He will not engage his American political opponents. It is a speech to our allies and the people of Europe," he said.

The Republican National Committee was having a field day with these stories Tuesday, sending out press releases with the headline, "Senior Obama foreign policy adviser: Obama is president of the United States."

If Mr. Obama's upcoming speech in Berlin "is not political, why shoot footage for campaign ads?" the RNC said.

The Obama campaign's efforts to elevate the candidate, who has served 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Senate, has come under increasing criticism from pundits who say his fame does not live up to his accomplishments.

"Americans are beginning to notice Obama's elevated opinion of himself. There's nothing new about narcissism in politics. Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president," Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote last week.
"Nonetheless, has there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his lifetime achievements?" he asked.
Earlier this month, Los Angeles Times reporter Peter Nicholas wrote a story saying, "He's not president yet, but Barack Obama has already given some thought to White House decor."

Asked at a town hall meeting in Fargo, N.D., whether he had any decorating plans for the Lincoln Bedroom, he recalled a visit to the White House soon after he came to the Senate and seeing "this flat-screen TV in there. That didn't seem to be appropriate. So I might take out the TV, I don't know."

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

I think it is smack down time. I think that foreigners calling him "Mr. President" is very offensive.

"We have a long tradition in this country that we only have one president at a time. He's the commander in chief and the negotiator in chief. I cannot remember a campaign in which a rival seeking the presidency has been in a position negotiating a war that's under way with another party outside the country," David Gergen, who has served four presidents in both parties during his career, said on CNN Monday night.

LOL for Gergen to say what he did I almost fell off my chair. He is a total lib.

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Katie Couric In Amman Interviews Obama- McCain Weighs In


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

McCain called for an got the surge strategy in Iraq...and it is clearly working.

Obama can't grasp, or will fail to acknowledge, due to his own anti-American and marxist tunnel vision, any of the following points regarding the war in Iraq and the impact on Iran.

Going into Iraq in the 1st place was no mistake. An abject tyrant, and friend to our enemies, was brought down and tens of millions of people given an opportunity for liberty. Besides, look at a map. We have Iran, the largest state sponsor of terror hemmed in on three sides. Iran can not got to the bathroom without us knowing about it and being able to do something about it. And they know it, and that geo-political reality is no accident.

The terrorists are hiding in holes, or dying when they come out and are unable to attack us here. They fear our remote controlled, unmanned predator and reaper aircraft, knowing that day or night they can see them and kill them with no chance whatsoever of martydom.

But Obama says we are less safe now and that the "strategy" has failed. Well, I have a question or two about that in light of the foregoing.

How is it less safe for us here to have the principle state sponsor of terror so hemmed in by our forces?

How is it less safe for us here to be developing two free, constitutional republics in the middle east to the chagrin and spite of the totalitarian jihadists there, showing the people of the entire region that there is a hope for freedom?

How it is less safe for us here to have so shut down the terror network that gave us 911 that they have not been able to execute another terror attack on our soil since?

Any objective, common sense look at the geopolitical situation simply punctuates the success of the policy of taking this fight to this enemy...and McCain has improved it, not lessened or weakened it.

Obama is looking more and more desperate, more and more foolish in the face of continued success, and, OBTW, that is a success born of volunteers who reapply for service in large percentages who have been there, seen the enemy, defeated him, and know the importance of the mission.

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160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) "Night Stalkers Don't Quit"

The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (160th SOAR (A)) is a special operations force of the United States Army that provides helicopter aviation support to general purpose forces and Special Operations Forces. Its missions include attack, assault, and reconnaissance, and are usually conducted at night, at high speeds and low altitudes, on short notice, and in secret. The force is headquartered at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
The 160th SOAR (A) is also known as the Night Stalkers and its motto is Night Stalkers Don't Quit (NSDQ).

More of the 160th -- God bless you all! Thank you! You guys ROCK! Their job is to take all our Special Forces to the Show, being their support, backup and rescue as needed. They have volunteered to be on a moments notice and go anywhere in the world to do the missions we never hear about. The Video is Great!, but only shows a small portion of their capabilities, because most are cutting edge.----- Wild Thing

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Liberal Media Andrea Mitchell Blasts Obama "Fake Interviews"

Backlash from the media on coverage of The Messiah

On Chris Mathews show, Hardball ( MSNBC ) Andrea Mitchell criticizes Obama's media manipulation during his war zone trip, saying he's conducting what some would call "fake interviews," adding we dont' know what's really going on because the media has been excluded.

MITCHELL: Let me just say something about the message management. He didn't have reporters with him, he didn't have a press pool, he didn't do a press conference while he was on the ground in either Afghanistan or Iraq. What you're seeing is not reporters brought in. You're seeing selected pictures taken by the military, questions by the military, and what some would call fake interviews, because they're not interviews from a journalist. So, there's a real press issue here. Politically it's smart as can be. But we've not seen a presidential candidate do this, in my recollection, ever before.

When Matthews inquired about the atmospherics of the trip, Mitchell made clear her frustration as a reporter.

MATTHEWS: Let me ask you about access to the troops, Andrea. A lot of African-American faces over there, very happy, delighted faces. Is that a representation of the percentage of servicepeople who are African-American, or did they all choose to join someone they like, apparently? What's the story?

MITCHELL: I can't really say that. Being a reporter who was not present in any of those situations, I just cannot report on what was edited out, what was, you know, on the sidelines. That's my issue. We don't know what we are seeing.

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

There was Gergen at CNN in my other post saying Obama made a big, big mistake. There's only one president at a time, and he's out there negotiating with Maliki and all these other foreign leaders as though he's the president.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:47 AM | Comments (5)

An Open Letter to Barack Obama


An Open Letter to Barack Obama

by David Ha'ivri

We know who you are and who your friends are.

Barack, your visit here is just a waste of time; you're not wanted or needed here. We'll do just fine without you and you'll probably do better with out us, too. Don't come around here making as if you're looking out for the good of Israel. We know who you are and who your friends are. Zigzagging back and forth about dividing or un-dividing Jerusalem won't clear your history.

I'm not talking about your middle name. Any good Christian might have the middle name Hussein (although I can't think of any others). We won't hold that against you. There are worse things than having an Arab name; like for instance being supported by a known Jew-hater, bigot Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, who among other statements has accused the Jews of bringing on the Holocaust through cooperation with Hitler - "They helped him get the Third Reich on the road." But, of course, it would be wrong to hold that against you, because you haven't been rallying for his support (recently).

We can't really blame you for the beliefs of Father Michael Pfleger, who embraces Black Liberation Theology, which claims that Jesus was Black - so the Jews have no claim to Israel and, therefore, the Muslims are the rightful heirs of the Holy Land. Those beliefs have nothing to do with you, aside from the fact that you have coined the man your "moral compass." But one must admit that Pfleger is not your only mentor and also is not alone in looking up to Farrakhan.

Your spiritual mentor is Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who has praised Jimmy Carter for denouncing Zionism. Last year, the Trumpet Newsmagazine of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ gave the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award to Louis Farrakhan and said that he is a man who "truly epitomized greatness." You are a member of that Church and Jeremiah Wright is its leader and your spiritual adviser.

Now you won't go so far as to criticize Jimmy Carter, not even for meeting with the heads of Hamas, because, to paraphrase your words, "It's not your place to criticize him." That is, not until the next day, when you were seeking the support of Jewish leaders. Then you must have found a new place for criticism. Aren't the Jews great for giving a guy a new vision and a sense of self-confidence? Is that what you meant by, "It's time for change"?

Barack Hussein, we won't hold it against you. But can you tell us what you mean by supporting a Palestinian State along side Israel? Do you mean a replay of the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Gaza three years ago? Do you foresee soldiers carrying men, women and children away from their homes, which are to be demolished by bulldozers? Palestinian rule brought on the endless rocket fire on Sderot and the thousands of Jewish refugees who have yet to find permanent homes or means of a steady income. Is that your vision of a new hope that Farakkhan's Final Call website praises you for?

Barack Hussein, why don't you just go home? Your visit to Israel this week is not because you're looking out for the wellbeing of Israel and the Jewish people. You're coming to Israel looking for the Jewish vote; your goal is to
speak with the Jewish American voters through the press coverage of this tour to the holy land. You want them to think that you took the time off from your busy campaign to further peace in the Middle East. Your hope is that enough stupid Jews will misread the message and take it as an act of support for Israel.

Don't use us or our land as a photo-op to transmit a twisted call for support to Jewish-American voters. You don't fool us. We know who you and your friends are.

Barack Hussein, why don't you just go home? But on the way out, remember the words you heard here from the proud Jewish settlers in Judea and Samaria: "This is our land!" We are back after two thousand years of forced exile and we are not about to leave it again.

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

I’d also like to have Barak go away; perhaps he could go back to Indonesia, or Kenya.

This is an excellent letter/ article.

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Anti-War Protestors Crawl Out From Under Their Rocks

This is a recent protest that tookk place in downtown Santa Barbara. The UC Santa Barbara College Republicans decided to stop by and see what it was all about. Can anyone deny that these people hate the military and the country?

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

One woman said Bush is wrose then Saddam and should be hung. Another man was too stupid to answer the college students question and asked him to write it down. Slandering our troops oh so typical of these c ommunists.

DAMN these people!! I wish we could legally ............... well ok we can't do what I wish we could, but we could ship them out of the country to some third world country and leave them there.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:40 AM | Comments (6)

July 22, 2008

American Flag Disappears From Obama Campaign Jet

The plane that Sen. Barack Obama will use on his campaign features his slogan and his Web address (Courtesy Sun-Times)

The U.S. flag no longer appears on the tail of the plane that will be used by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama (Courtesy Chicago Sun-Times)

Candidate's trademark 'O' replaces stars and stripes


As part of a month-long aircraft makeover, a painted American flag was removed from the tail of Sen. Barack Obama's official campaign airplane and was replaced with the presidential candidate's trademark "O" symbol.

The refurbished 757 was unveiled to members of the news media today, 41 of whom boarded the craft and took off to meet Obama in Amman, Jordan, where the presidential candidate will stop as part of a Middle Eastern and European tour.

Obama traveled to the Mideast earlier this week on board a separate airplane.

Fox News blogger Bonny Kapp, traveling on Obama's new airplane, reported:

"The North American jet that flew Obama and his traveling crew around for much of the primary season was refurbished with new seats and power for each passenger a must on the campaign trail. And the plane that once had an American flag on its tail now sports the Obama 'O.'"

Obama's 'O' symbol is red, white and blue.

Most official U.S. government aircraft, including Air Force One, have U.S. flags on their tails.

Both Fox News and the Chicago Sun-Times posted pictures of the Obama campaign's redressed airplane, which does not have an American flag or any other U.S. national symbols on the section that sports the airplane door from which Obama and his team will enter and exit.

The airplane boasts Obama's anthem, "Change We Can Believe In" and the candidate’s website address.

The plane that Sen. Barack Obama will use on his campaign features his slogan and his Web address (Courtesy Sun-Times)

The aircraft also has required identification numbers and a U.S. flag to identify the nationality of the aircraft.

According to Chicago Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet, the refurbished Obama aircraft features a "first class" section for the candidate and his closest advisors; several "business class" seats, and a large coach section, usually meant for the traveling press corps.

Sweet reported fruit and cheese platters greeted reporters on board the flight. Dinner options offered were beef medallions, baked tilapia or eggplant parmesan.

She wrote the Obama campaign provided overnight kits for the flight that include toothbrush, mouthwash, socks, Neutrogena body lotion and lip moisturizer, Scope mouthwash, ear plugs and a blindfold for sleeping


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

The USA Flag missing from the plane. I have to wonder did they check the fireplace????

....note Flag in fireplace

It appears as though B. Hussein plans on forming his own country here.

The old Cult of Personality. Hitler had it, Stalin had it, Mussolini had it. Now Obama has it, with the entire MSM acting as his Josef Goebbels.

The article says the flag is still on it someplace.

The Flag is not where the cameras will see it as Obama exits the plane. The photo-op reigns supreme, dontcha know.

Both Fox News and the Chicago Sun-Times posted pictures of the Obama campaign's redressed airplane, which does not have an American flag or any other U.S. national symbols on the section that sports the airplane door from which Obama and his team will enter and exit.

First he won’t wear the flag pin, then he wouldn’t place his hand on his heart and now he’s just proved to the world that he’s still got a problem with the American flag. His wife is not proud of America except now when her husband might have a chance to be President. Obama has said he is embarassed with America from what Europeans say about us not speaking French????? WTF !

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~~ Happy Birthday BobF ~~

Happy Birthday BobF,
May you have many, many more ! Thank you for being here and a part of Team Theodore.

from everyone here at Theodore's World


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B. Hussein Obama Won't 'Rubber Stamp' Military Decisions

Obama Won't 'Rubber Stamp' Military Decisions

abc news

July 21, 2008


After meeting with top U.S. military commanders and members of the Iraqi government, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., today said his opposition to the surge and support for a firm timetable for the withdrawal of troops hasn't changed.

In an exclusive interview, Obama told "Nightline" that if elected president, "we're going to begin to phase out our troops."

Obama is seeing a vastly different Iraq than the one he saw when he last visited more than two years ago. Violence and American casualties are way down, and the streets of Baghdad are bustling again.

So far this month, five U.S. troops have been killed in combat, compared with 78 U.S. deaths last July. Attacks across the country are down more than 80 percent. Still, when asked if knowing what he knows now, he would support the surge, the senator said no.

"These kinds of hypotheticals are very difficult," he said. "Hindsight is 20/20. But I think that what I am absolutely convinced of is, at that time, we had to change the political debate because the view of the Bush administration at that time was one that I just disagreed with, and one that I continue to disagree with -- is to look narrowly at Iraq and not focus on these broader issues."

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

"My job is to think about the national security interests as a whole and to weigh and balance risks in Afghanistan and Iraq. Their job is just to get the job done here, and I completely understand that."

Obama, in his arrogance, failed to recognize that Petraeus, having recently been promoted to head up Centcom, which oversees both Iraq and Afghanistan, would also be looking at Iraq from the same perspective.

I will never forgive Hussein Obama for his treatment when General Petraeus spoke here the last time, and now I will add this to how he has chosen not to heed the words of General Petraeus.

If he does not care what the General says to him before he ( Obama) is President ( if he wins), he sure as heck is NOT going to listen to him when he is in the Oval Office.

Dear God please dont' let this military hater become Commander in Chief.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:48 AM | Comments (6)

Obama: I Still Would Not Support the Surge in Iraq


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

OK ..shaking my head here....... He admits the surge is working, but when asked if he would have voted differently he says NO. ....."Obama immediately referred to political considerations.".....! The surge working means we have a lot less injuries and death of our soldiers but even knowing this Obama COULD CARE LESS. It is POLITICS! It is about Obama disagreeing with a Republican, disagreeing with Bush and McCain. It is NOT about winning the war.

This viile POS, limp wristed girly man, Muslim, white hating, drug taking, terrorist loving, work of NON art needs to be as they say "bitch slapped". I have no idea what bitch slapping is but it has always sounded like something that would not feel good. And so I say do it to him and that would be just for starters.

I'm convinced that Obama is, in a clinical sense, a sociopath - meaning that he lacks an innate sense of right and wrong, good and evil. He is the epitome of the self-seeking opportunist. And he is the most dangerous man to ever receive a major party nomination for the Presidency.

Lives of US soldiers and military victory are not as important as proving himself to be right. In a profession of egomaniacs, even this is over the top!

God help me I can't stand this so called man. Obama has told us what we already know: his political welfare takes precedence over the welfare of the country. A man motivated by such a consideration is unfit to become its Commander In Chief!

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (12)

Obama "Bows to Nobody in Understanding This World"

Susan E. Rice is the senior foreign policy adviser for US presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.

Interview with Obama Foreign Policy Adviser

Der Spiegel Online

Susan Rice is senior foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama. In an interview with SPIEGEL, Rice discusses Obama's upcoming visit to Europe, how it might be received in the US and how Obama intends to strengthen US-European ties -- and commitments.

SPIEGEL: It is unusual for a US presidential candidate to travel to Europe in the middle of the campaign. Why is Barack Obama coming?

Susan Rice: Senator Obama believes it is critically important for the United States and Europe to cooperate far more effectively than we have in recent years. None of us can tackle the critical global challenges we face in isolation -- be it terrorism, proliferation, climate change, disease, poverty or energy security. Obama will want to discuss in Europe and Germany how we each view these challenges and how we can best address them together.

SPIEGEL: Critics say the trip is nothing but a PR stunt to strengthen his foreign-policy credentials and that he has only rarely been to Europe before.

Rice: Senator Obama has travelled to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia many times before. He lived in Asia. He bows to nobody in his understanding of this world. This trip will be yet another opportunity for Senator Obama to exchange views with the leaders of countries whose partnership is critically important to US national security.

SPIEGEL: The reception for Obama in Europe will be very warm. But too much European enthusiasm could backfire in an US election campaign.

Rice: Americans understand that our security is enhanced when the United States is trusted and respected in the world. Unfortunately, our standing in the world has diminished in the last several years. This has hampered our ability to work cooperatively to confront global challenges. Americans are hungry for change both at home and in our relations with the rest of the world. Barack Obama represents a dramatic departure from the policies of the last eight years. There is no downside to Americans seeing the promise of change manifest both domestically and internationally.

SPIEGEL: Many expect Obama to promise "tough love" to the Europeans -- more listening, but also more demands.

Rice: To deal effectively with critical global security challenges will require a greater commitment from both sides of the Atlantic. We cannot afford a least-common-denominator approach. Both America and Europe will have to do more to uphold our respective responsibilities in the context of true partnership -- whether the issue is climate change, halting Iran's nuclear program or securing Afghanistan from Al-Qaida and the Taliban.

SPIEGEL: What would be the major change in trans-Atlantic relations under a President Obama?

Rice: Obama would proceed from a fundamentally different premise than has been the case in recent years. Obama does not perceive Europe in terms of "old" versus "new." He thinks it would be counterproductive to kick Russia out of the G-8. He sees the world as more complex than simply good versus evil. He recognizes that we can only deal effectively with global challenges if we have 21st century partnerships that work -- partnerships based on shared values, common security and mutual respect, in which everybody does their part and pulls their weight.

SPIEGEL: You said Europeans have to "pull their weight." What would that mean exactly in terms of their contribution in Afghanistan? More troops?

Rice: Obama's view is that circumstances in Pakistan and Afghanistan pose the most dangerous threat to Europe and the US right now. Al-Qaida is regrouping and reconstituting their safe haven; the Taliban are gaining strength. Europe is closer to that threat than we are. Yet, we all have to take it very seriously. The US has to put more resources and troops into Afghanistan, and NATO should do the same, while -- to the greatest extent possible -- lifting operational restrictions.

SPIEGEL: Would that lead to disillusionment with Obama in Europe?

Rice: We must be honest in acknowledging that neither Germany nor the US has the luxury of assuming that we can skate by on half-measures in Afghanistan and Pakistan and not risk suffering the consequences.

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

I would love to see McCain air an ad with Obama's stuff like in this article and with Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” playing in the background.

Only a total ignoramus could imagine that he doesn’t need to bow to anyone — on any subject.

There’s always somebody who understands something you don’t.

Susan Rice’s comment that Obama “bows to nobody in understanding this world” parallels Michelle Obama’s claim a few months ago that “Barrack has seen everything.” How can a guy who has never run a business, never been impacted by marginal taxation, never seen combat, and never passed any meaningful legislation acquire such omniscience????!

The phrase "bows to nobody in understanding this world." is truly a frightening statement. This is not a political's a cult rally.

Has anyone heard of any other person that has written TWO books - about themselves? And before he did much in his life?

Amazing he could fill up two volumes considering how little he has accomplished.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM | Comments (8)

When The Music Stopped

The National Anthem is played before every movie shown at a military theater. From a Chaplain in Iraq : I recently attended a showing of 'Superman 3,' here at LSA Anaconda. We have a large auditorium we use for movies, as well as memorial services and other large gatherings. As is the custom back in the States, we stood and snapped to attention when the National Anthem began before the main feature. All was going as planned until about three-quarters of the way through The National Anthem the music stopped.

Now, what would happen if this occurred with 1,000 18-22 year-olds back in the States? I imagine there would be hoots, catcalls, laughter, a few rude comments; and everyone would sit down and call for a movie. Of course, that is, if they had stood for the National Anthem in the first place. Here, the 1,000 Soldiers continued to stand at attention, eyes fixed forward. The music started again. The Soldiers continued to quietly stand at attention. And again, at the same point, the music stopped.
What would you expect to happen? Even here I would imagine laughter, as everyone finally sat down and expected the movie to start.

But here, you could have heard a pin drop. Every Soldier continued to stand at attention. Suddenly there was a lone voice,
then a dozen, and quickly the room was filled with the voices of a thousand soldiers, finishing where the recording left off:
'And the rockets red glare,
The bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free
And the home of the brave.'

It was the most inspiring moment I have had here in Iraq . I wanted you to know what kind of Soldiers are serving you here.
Remember them as they fight for you! Pass this along as a reminder to others to be ever in prayer for all our soldiers serving us here at home and abroad. For many have already paid the ultimate price.

Written by
Chaplain Jim Higgins
LSA Anaconda
Balad Airport in Iraq , north of Baghdad

....Thank you Chief for sending this.

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Al Gore's Doomsday Clock

The Wall Street Journal

Al Gore gave a speech last week "challenging" America to run "on 100% zero-carbon electricity in 10 years" -- though that's just the first step on his road to "ending our reliance on carbon-based fuels." Serious people understand this is absurd. Maybe other people will start drawing the same conclusion about the man proposing it.

The former vice president has also recently disavowed any intention of returning to politics. This is wise. As America's leading peddler of both doom and salvation, Mr. Gore has moved beyond the constraints and obligations of reality.

His job is to serve as a Prophet of Truth.

In Mr. Gore's prophesy, a transition to carbon-free electricity generation in a decade is "achievable, affordable and transformative." He believes that the goal can be achieved almost entirely through the use of "renewables" alone, meaning solar, geothermal, wind power and biofuels.
And he doesn't think we really have any other good options: "The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk," he says, with his usual gift for understatement. "And even more -- if more should be required -- the future of human civilization is at stake."

What manner the catastrophe might take isn't yet clear, but the scenarios are grim: The climate crisis is getting worse faster than anticipated; global warming will cause refugee crises and destabilize entire nations; an "energy tsunami" is headed our way. And so on.

Here, however, is an inconvenient fact. In 1995, the U.S. got about 2.2% of its net electricity generation from "renewable" sources, according to the Energy Information Administration. By 2000, the last full year of the Clinton administration, that percentage had dropped to 2.1%.

Mr. Gore's argument would be helped if he were also willing to propose huge investments in nuclear power, which emits no carbon dioxide and currently supplies about one-fifth of U.S. electricity needs, and about three-quarters of France's. Britain has just approved eight new nuclear plants, and the German government of Angela Merkel is working to do away with a plan by the previous government to go nuclear-free.

But Mr. Gore makes no mention of nuclear power in his speech, nor of the equally carbon-free hydroelectric power. These are proven technologies -- and useful reminders of what happens when environmentalists get what they wished for.

Then there are biofuels, whose recent vogue, the World Bank believes, may have been responsible for up to 75% of the recent rise in world food prices. Save the planet; starve the poor.

None of this seems to trouble Mr. Gore. He thinks that simply by declaring an emergency he can help achieve Stakhanovite results. He might recall what the Stakhanovite myth (about the man who mined 14 times his quota of coal in six hours) actually did to the Soviet economy.

A more interesting question is why Mr. Gore remains believable.

Or maybe he is believed simply because people want something in which to believe. "The readiness for self-sacrifice," wrote Eric Hoffer in "The True Believer," "is contingent on an imperviousness to the realities of life. . . . All active mass movements strive, therefore, to interpose a fact-proof screen between the faithful and the realities of the world. They do this by claiming that the ultimate and absolute truth is already embodied in their doctrine and that there is no truth nor certitude outside it. . . . To rely on the evidence of the senses and of reason is heresy and treason. It is startling to realize how much unbelief is necessary to make belief possible."


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What the hell is wrong with the Left? For a bunch that is so adamant about "separation of Church and state" they sure are obsessed about Prophets (Gore) and Messiahs (Obama).

"100% zero-carbon electricity"... ......use of "renewables" alone, meaning solar, geothermal, wind power and biofuels.

Hellloooo? Al needs a basic science lesson. Biofuels are made from plants, which contain carbon.

Remember when Gore said "Climate Crisis Worse Than Terrorism"? !!

"Former Vice President Al Gore (D) offered the opinion that global warming, not terrorism, is the biggest threat to America. The former VP said that it is imperative that the nation go “green” before it is too late.

“Terrorists may kill thousands,” Gore said. “Warming will kill billions and destroy civilization. If the government doesn’t take immediate action, the survival of the United States as we know it is at risk.”

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July 21, 2008

Obama: Expects To Be Dealing With Foreign Leaders " over the next 10 years" ????

Face the Nation - Interviews Obama In Afghanistan 20 July 2008

Barack Obama's Butterfly Effect

abc news

CBS's Face the Nation, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Afghanistan, told the paparazzi-pursued correspondent Lara Logan that

"the objective of this trip was to have substantive discussions with people like President Karzai or Prime Minister Maliki or President Sarkozy or others who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to 10 years."

"And it's important for me to have a relationship with them early, that I start listening to them now, getting a sense of what their interests and concerns are."

The notion that Obama will be dealing with world leaders for eighjt-to-ten years, possibly up through July 2018, suggests that either (a) he believes that not only will he be elected and re-elected, but the 22nd amendment will be repealed and he will be elected for a third term, OR (b) he was speaking casually and just meant two terms.

(I'm guessing b.)

There is a term in chaos theory describing the how infinitesmal variations of the initial condition of a dynamical system may produce large variations in the long term behavior of the system.

Most of us are more familiar with the more common name for it: the butterfly effect.

The butterfly effect was introduced in Ray Bradbury's 1952 short story "A Sound of Thunder," when time travelers change the world beyond measure by accidentally killing a butterfly in prehistoric times.

Similarly, international diplomacy can be impacted by careless or glibly-chosen words. (Cue President Bush's "crusade" remarks.)

Some Democratic allies of Obama's are -- off the record -- concerned that the senator too often doesn't consider the potential butterfly effect of his diction.

Take his support for an "undivided Jerusalem," or his remarks about women seeking abortions when they're "feeling blue," which upset feminist leaders.

Or the media kerfuffle after his "refine my policies" presser.

On his press plane on July 5, after that incident, Obama said, "I’m surprised at how finely calibrated every single word was measured."

A reporter noted that that is precisely what happens with the president, he can change world affairs with one word, finely calibrating your words is what happens.

"Well, of course, no, I understand," Obama said. "But for me to say that I’m going to refine my policies, you know, I don’t think in anyway is inconsistent with prior statements and doesn’t change my strategic view that this war has to end and that I am going to end it as president."


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Say what? 10 years? LOL oh sure and that is President of 57 States I presume? Lord, have mercy!! What a bozo! This guy shouldn’t even be running for dog catcher never mind the most powerful office on the planet.

I would not pick (b) as the reason as it states above, I would say one of the reasons Obama makes as many mistakes like this is his stupidity. He may have become a lawyer but who took the tests for him at school. LOL

Hmmmmm it must be the Obama Communist plan.......Two “Five Year Plans” for the Communistas.

Words mean something and Obama needs to learn this if he wants to be President. Not only do words have tremendous meaning but so does the emphasis of them.

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Bag To Be Given Out At DNC Convention ~ No Not Michelle

This is the welcome bag that every delegate and member of the media will receive upon arrival at the Democratic National Convention next month in Denver.

Big Corporation bag given out at the DNC convention (to be filled with goodies)

The financier and lobbyist Steve Farber, the Chief Fundraiser for the Democratic National Convention:

Mr. Farber's vast contact list could prove crucial in raising the millions of dollars needed by the Denver host committee to showcase Senator Barack Obama and the Democratic Party in August in Denver.

"Steve Farber is involved with a lot of high-level candidates and ones who have won," said Floyd Ciruli, head of Ciruli Associates, a Denver political consulting firm. "He's famous for hiring ex-politicians, their children and ex-judges. He's very good at making connections with people who have access to politicians" . . . .

As a result of Mr. Farber's efforts, dozens of organizations have signed up as corporate sponsors of the Denver convention, including six that are lobbying clients of his firm:

United Health Group, AT&T, Comcast, the National Association of Home Builders, Western Union and Google.

In return for these donations, which can go up to $1 million or more, sponsors are promised prominent display space for corporate marketing and access to elected officials and Democratic leaders at a large number of parties and receptions.

"Farber has a dual role," said Steve Weissman, a policy analyst at the Campaign Finance Institute who has studied convention finances. "He is a businessman and a community activist, and yet he is connected to a law firm that is one of the biggest in Washington. When any of Steve Farber's clients have a problem, federal elected officials will feel obligated to listen to him if he approaches them later on federal policy interests."

Although he is a Democrat, Mr. Farber's firm draws political talent from both sides of the aisle. Its lobbyists include Jim Nicholson, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee; former Senator Hank Brown, Republican of Colorado; and Judy Black, wife of Charlie Black, Senator John McCain's chief adviser, and a major bundler of donations for Mr. McCain.

But then there's this: "In raising money for the convention, Mr. Farber said he was not selling access to the many politicians attending the event, but promoting regional pride and the chance to participate in a historical event." Everyone can decide for themselves which scenario they find more plausible.

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The rest of the article says it is made from recycled material from Coca-Cola. YUK, look what they did with the American Flag, they turned it into an Obama Nation flag and it is grotesque!

LOL Funny how big business supports the DNC when the Democrats hate big business and the rich. What phonies they are.

HERE is the list of corporate sponsors for the Dems Denver convention below:

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Obama: Redeploy troops to Afghanistan from Iraq

Barack Obama: Redeploy troops to Afghanistan from Iraq (For "Over the Next Eight to Ten Years") ....for ocomplete article

Senator Barack Obama has demanded plans be drawn up immediately for US troops to be redeployed from Iraq to Afghanistan.

Visiting Kabul on the first stop of his first major overseas trip since winning the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, Mr Obama described conditions in Afghanistan as "precarious and urgent".

"I think the situation is getting urgent enough that we have to start doing something now," he told CBS television. "We can't wait for a new administration otherwise it will be a year before new troops arrive."

Mr Obama, who is also due to visit Iraq during his eight-day tour, sought to seize the initiative on foreign policy from his Republican rival Senator John McCain, a Vetnam War veteran. Mr Obama met American troops and held talks with President Hamid Karzai, key elements of his trip to two war zones that is intended to convince doubters at home that despite his inexperience he is a plausible future commander-in-chief.


Mr Obama has placed defeating the Taliban and al-Qaeda at the centre of his foreign policy. But in an unfortunate reminder of the worsening violence in Afghanistan, Nato admitted yesterday that its forces accidentally killed at least four civilians in the country's east, while coalition troops mistakenly called in air strikes against Afghan police, killing nine.

Mr Obama did little to disappoint critics who accuse him of arrogance. He said the objective of the trip was to "hold substantive discussions" with national leaders "who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to ten years".

He added: "It's important for me to have a relationship with them early."

After Afghanistan and Iraq, Mr Obama will visit Jordan, Israel, Germany, France and finally Britain in a grand tour that is attracting unprecedented scrutiny for

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Hey, . Hussein O...... you're still just a "presumptive" nominee -- and getting less "presumptive" every day, it seems.

“It is important TO ME that I get to know them early”

Do they feel the same urgency in getting to know him?

Look at this...MCCain already made a statement about Afghanistan and Obama went on the attack.

Although the situation in Iraq is much improved, the war in Afghanistan has taken a bad turn that must be quickly reversed. Security in that country has deteriorated, and our enemies are on the offensive. And it is precisely the success of the surge in Iraq that shows us the way to victory over the Taliban.

Our commanders on the ground in Afghanistan say they need at least three additional brigades. I will ensure our commanders in Afghanistan get the troops they need by asking NATO to send more and by sending U.S. troops as they become available.

But sending more forces, by itself, is not enough to prevail. What we need in Afghanistan is exactly what General David Petraeus brought to Iraq: a nationwide civil-military campaign plan that is focused on providing security for the population. Today no such integrated plan exists. When I am commander-in-chief, it will.

There are many differences between Afghanistan and Iraq, which any plan must account for. But, as in Iraq, the center of gravity is the security of the population. The good news is that our soldiers in Afghanistan have begun to apply the lessons of Iraq -- especially in the east, where our forces are concentrated. These efforts, however, are too piecemeal. They are the work of innovative local commanders, rather than a strategy for the entire country. In particular, American forces must re-engage deeper in southern Afghanistan, the Taliban stronghold.

A cardinal rule in any military operation is unity of command, and this has been lacking in our Afghan campaign. Today, there are three different American military combatant commands operating in Afghanistan, as well as NATO. And some of their members operate under national restrictions as to where their troops can go and what they can do. This is not a smart military practice, and it is not how wars are won. As commander-in-chief, I will work with our allies to ensure unity of command. Moreover, with help from other nations, we must double the size of Afghanistan's own fighting forces to 160,000 troops -- so that battle-tested Afghan soldiers can safeguard their own people.

A successful counterinsurgency requires all instruments of our national power, and that military and civilian leaders work together, at all levels, under a joint plan. Too often in Afghanistan this is not happening. So I will appoint a highly-respected national security leader, based in the White House and reporting directly to the president, whose sole mission will be to assure victory in Afghanistan.

A special focus of our regional strategy must be Pakistan, where terrorists are known to hide. One way to root them out is to strengthen local tribes in the border areas that are willing to fight them. Senator Obama has spoken in public about taking unilateral military action in Pakistan. But in trying to sound tough, he has only made it harder to enlist the full support of Pakistan in the fight against terrorists.

In a time of war, the commander-in-chief's job doesn't get a learning curve. And if I have that privilege, I will bring to the job many years of military and political experience. It was this experience that guided me in the conviction that the surge in Iraq could turn things around, and clear a path to victory. And I believe with equal conviction that we can prevail in Afghanistan, assuring freedom to the Afghan people and greater security to the American people.

Thanks for listening.---John McCain

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Obama's Trip Labeled "Tour of Duty" by MSNBC !

LINK to video:

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Well MSNBC sure tops itself once again with the Tour of Duty baloney connected with B.Hussein Obama. IMO it is a major insult to our military and all our Veterans.

Nicholas saw this when he was flipping channels.

The media will just say it is an innocent label for Obama's trip I am sure, BUT it is NOT innocent, nothing the media does is innocent. It is planned out to give ithe impression that want to the sheep that take it all in as gospel.

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OMG how awful! LMAO

And what is this with a pajama party I thought the idea of the Convention was to offically nominate their candidate, hear speechs, eat, party sure ok, eat some more lol, cheer on your candidate, wear funny hates, talk loud ( and hope you are not standing next to someone that REALLY talks loud), meet olther delegates, eat some more and for the drinkers drink some more....hahaha......oh oan bring home a lot of stuff that ends up in the trash later on when you wonder why you thought it was so neat to have.

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July 20, 2008

Obama 1st Lag of Trip To Afghanistan and Visit With U.S. Troops in Kuwait


Obama in Afghanistan


The campaign announced early Saturday morning that Obama was on the ground in Kabul, Afghanistan. The U.S. military later said Obama was greeting U.S. troops at Jalalabad airfield in eastern Afghanistan.

Obama made a secret stop in Kuwait and visited U.S. service members, then flew on to Kabul.

Obama and his party also met with troops and military brass at the huge Bagram Air Base, according to reporters on the ground.

A blogger briefly posted word Friday that Obama was in Kuwait, but the campaign refused to confirm it and the post was removed. The campaign had not given the dates of the trip, insisting that the press refer to it as “upcoming.”

Robert Gibbs, the campaign’s senior strategist for communications and message, announced the beginning of the trip with a 3:24 a.m. e-mail to reporters:

“At approximately 3:15 AM Eastern/2:15 AM Central, I received a phone call telling me that Sen. Obama had landed at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Since leaving Washington on Thursday, Sen. Obama had stopped and visited troops in Kuwait.”

Scenes include him greeting the troops, playing basketball with the troops, shaking hands and signing autographs.


Senator Barack Obama at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan with, from left: William B. Wood, the American ambassador to Afghanistan; Senator Chuck Hagel; Sgt. Maj. Vincent Camacho; Senator Jack Reed; and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Schloesser


This video above is from Fox News.

Obama Opens a Foreign Tour in Afghanistan

New York Times ...for entire article

The governor of Nangarhar Province, Gul Agha Shirzai, a former mujahedeen commander who has a brutal past but is favored by the United States as a doer, was the only Afghan official to meet the senators, along with the United States ambassador and generals.

Mr. Shirzai, who is thought to have his own aspirations in Afghan presidential elections next year, has been praised for his tough action against poppy cultivation and official corruption in his province.

“Barack Obama thanked the officials of Nangarhar and the people of Nangarhar for eliminating poppy cultivation, fighting corruption, and he promised that the United States would give more help to Afghanistan and especially to Nangarhar,” he said by telephone after the one hour meeting.

The senators flew back to Bagram air base, north of Kabul, at 5 p.m., the governor said.

from Wild Thing: So the first Afghan official Obama meets is one who has aspirations to replace interesting.


Soldiers Overjoyed To Meet Obama In Kuwait
Obama Makes Stop On Way To Afghanistan In Whirlwind Tour Of Middle East, Europe

cbs Chicago

A group soldiers serving overseas, including some from the Chicago area, were overjoyed Saturday when presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama visited in Kuwait.

As CBS 2's Susan Carlson reports, Obama stopped in at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait before making his first trip to Afghanistan. Camp Arifjan is a major gateway for U.S. soldiers moving into and out of Iraq.

The soldiers applauded thunderously when Obama arrived; one of them could barely contain herself as she sported a Chi-town sign.

When the cheers settled down, the first thing Obama said to the soldiers was, "Thank you."

"I am so grateful to all of you," Obama said.

Obama also talked briefly about military strategy.

"In speaking to commanding officers here, what's clear is we've really perfected a lot of systems to move equipment, supplies and obviously troops in and out of Iraq, as well as some of the work that's being done to coordinate our activities in Afghanistan," he said.

Obama also impressed the soldiers with his basketball strategy on the court. He joked to those watching, "You came out here because you wanted to see me get beat by your fellow soldiers."

And he took time to do a lot of hand shaking before moving on to his next stop.


Obama greeted troops in Kuwait before flying to Afghanistan


From an email from one of the soldiers in the land of sand, in Jalalabad.

"B. Hussein Obama has come and gone on his visit to Jalalabad Air Field in eastern Afghanistan. He landed about 1515 local and was gone by 1800, which is more than enough time for any Democrat to check the Natioanl Defense box, and he is now just as qualified as John McCain to speak on all matters related to Operation Enduring Freedom.

During his visit he toured the Task Force (TF) Bayonet 173rd Brigade (Sky Soldiers!) Headquarters and Tactical Operations Center (TOC). I spoke to a few soldiers who shook his hand but privately told me they would never vote for him.
lol It’s not a joke, it just sounds like one...but in all fairness I understand he went to Kabul and Kandahar as well.
God Bless, Captain (Now a Major) "


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First a comment on the email from my friend:

He landed about 1515 local and was gone by 1800, which is more than enough time for any Democrat to check the Natioanl Defense box, and he is now just as qualified as John McCain to speak on all matters related to Operation Enduring Freedom.

"He landed about 1515 local and was gone by 1800"

ROFLMAO....the Obamination has landed!!!! Perhaps if stayed longer he would have been called to the Islamic prayer. Now does that make Obama qualified for combat pay for the July pay period. heh heh

The soldiers applauded thunderously when Obama arrived; one of them could barely contain herself as she sported a Chi-town sign.

Jouranlistic license is an understatement when it comes to this article.

Overjoyed? Ya right. I'm sure everyone who serves is just thrilled. As for Osama doing any "fact" finding on his 'whirlwind tour', the only facts he's going to find is the bathrooms aren't the same as they are in America, because spending three hours in a country doesn't leave much time to doing anything but shake hands, pose for the camera's, and take a dump. there is no "fact finding" going on.

As this garbage story shows, it's nothing but sham, media on a whirlwind Obama promotion tour.

My friend said one of her colleagues, a doctor she works with, told her his daughter was one of 154 troops that were interviewed by the MSM. Only 4 soldiers were against our mission in Iraq. THOSE were on the news report. they never included the other 150 ! She was furious!

Overwhelming black and half are female, strong Obama demographic.This is the truth, but the troops that were mugging him for a handshake and autograph were 95% black, and they were overjoyed, just as much as the 95% black non-military that are voting for him—because he is black. I find that sad that anyone would vote for a person because of their skin color.

The thing is there are some great and experienced black people who would make great candidates - one that we really need to get into the pipeline is LTC Allen West, running for congress in Florida.

The only thing is so many of the blacks would turn on him because he's a republican what they call an "uncle Tom". sheesh!

And get this, oh my gosh! I about gagged when the CBSNews reporterette made a pointed announcement that (my paraphrase)

"Obama is sacrificing valuable time to make this trip when he could be doing more Presidential campaigning back in the USA."

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Soldiers Recount Deadly Attack On Afghanistan Outpost

Spc. Tyler Stafford, 23, a soldier from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), recounts the hours-long fight that killed nine of his comrades as he recuperates at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

"Just hardcoreness I guess," he said. "Just guys kicking ass, basically. Just making sure that we look scary enough that you don’t want to come in and try to get us."

This is one of many things that makes American Soldiers special. God bless and protect them.--Wild Thing

First-hand account of heroic outpost defense in Afghanistan

On Sunday, July 13, a remote combat outpost near the village of Wanat in Afghanistan's rugged Kunar province on the Pakistan border was nearly overrun by a combined force of some 200 Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters. The outpost was manned by men from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and Afghan Army personnel.

The attack was well coordinated and designed for one purpose -- to overrun the outpost and kill everyone in it. No way were the outnumbered Sky Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, C Co., 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment going to let that happen.

Today's Stars & Stripes contains a stirring first-hand account by one of the men from Chosen Company that should inspire us and make us all thankful for their service and sacrifice. Here are the opening paragraphs, to give you a taste; read the whole thing.

That was what Spc. Tyler Stafford remembered thinking as he stepped onto the medical evacuation helicopter. The 23-year-old soldier would have been loaded onto the bird, but the poncho that was hastily employed as his stretcher broke. His body speckled with grenade and RPG shrapnel, the Vicenza, Italy, infantryman walked the last few feet to the waiting Black Hawk.

Sgt. Jacob Walker, 29, recuperating at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, was wounded in Wanat, Afghanistan, when the forward operating base came under attack early Sunday morning.


Soldiers recount deadly attack on Afghanistan outpost

By Steve Mraz,

Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Saturday, July 19, 2008

Everything was on fire. The trucks. The bazaar. The grass.

It looked surreal. It looked like a movie.

That was what Spc. Tyler Stafford remembered thinking as he stepped onto the medical evacuation helicopter. The 23-year-old soldier would have been loaded onto the bird, but the poncho that was hastily employed as his stretcher broke. His body speckled with grenade and RPG shrapnel, the Vicenza, Italy, infantryman walked the last few feet to the waiting Black Hawk.

That was Sunday morning in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province. At a forward operating base — maybe as big as a football field — established just a few days prior.

Outnumbered but not outgunned, a platoon-plus element of soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team accompanied by Afghan soldiers engaged in a fistfight of a firefight.

After maybe two hours of intense combat, some of the soldiers’ guns seized up because they expelled so many rounds so quickly. Insurgent bullets and dozens of rocket-propelled grenades filled the air. So many RPGs were fired at the soldiers that they wondered how the insurgents had so many.

That was July 13. That was when Stafford was blown out of a fighting position by an RPG, survived a grenade blast and had the tail of an RPG strike his helmet.

That was the day nine Chosen Company soldiers died.

It was just days before the unit was scheduled to leave the base.

The first RPG and machine gun fire came at dawn, strategically striking the forward operating base’s mortar pit. The insurgents next sighted their RPGs on the tow truck inside the combat outpost, taking it out. That was around 4:30 a.m.

This was not a haphazard attack. The reportedly 200 insurgents fought from several positions. They aimed to overrun the new base. The U.S. soldiers knew it and fought like hell. They knew their lives were on the line.

"I just hope these guys’ wives and their children understand how courageous their husbands and dads were," said Sgt. Jacob Walker. "They fought like warriors."

The next target was the FOB’s observation post, where nine soldiers were positioned on a tiny hill about 50 to 75 meters from the base. Of those nine, five died, and at least three others — Stafford among them — were wounded.

When the attack began, Stafford grabbed his M-240 machine gun off a north-facing sandbag wall and moved it to an east-facing sandbag wall. Moments later, RPGs struck the north-facing wall, knocking Stafford out of the fighting position and wounding another soldier.

Stafford thought he was on fire so he rolled around, regaining his senses. Nearby, Cpl. Gunnar Zwilling, who later died in the fight, had a stunned look on his face.

Immediately, a grenade exploded by Stafford, blowing him down to a lower terrace at the observation post and knocking his helmet off. Stafford put his helmet back on and noticed how badly he was bleeding.

Cpl. Matthew Phillips was close by, so Stafford called to him for help. Phillips was preparing to throw a grenade and shot a look at Stafford that said, "Give me a second. I gotta go kill these guys first."

This was only about 30 to 60 seconds into the attack.

Kneeling behind a sandbag wall, Phillips pulled the grenade pin, but just after he threw it an RPG exploded at his position. The tail of the RPG smacked Stafford’s helmet. The dust cleared. Phillips was slumped over, his chest on his knees and his hands by his side. Stafford called out to his buddy three or four times, but Phillips never answered or moved.

"When I saw Phillips die, I looked down and was bleeding pretty good, that’s probably the most scared I was at any point," Stafford said. "Then I kinda had to calm myself down and be like, ‘All right, I gotta go try to do my job.’ "

The soldier from Parker, Colo., loaded his 9 mm handgun, crawled up to their fighting position, stuck the pistol over the sandbags and fired.

Stafford saw Zwilling’s M-4 rifle nearby so he loaded it, put it on top of the sandbag and fired. Another couple RPGs struck the sandbag wall Stafford used as cover. Shrapnel pierced his hands.

Stafford low-crawled to another fighting position where Cpl. Jason Bogar, Sgt. Matthew Gobble and Sgt. Ryan Pitts were located. Stafford told Pitts that the insurgents were within grenade-tossing range. That got Pitts’ attention.

With blood running down his face, Pitts threw a grenade and then crawled to the position from where Stafford had just come. Pitts started hucking more grenades.

The firefight intensified. Bullets cut down tree limbs that fell on the soldiers. RPGs constantly exploded.

Back at Stafford’s position, so many bullets were coming in that the soldiers could not poke their heads over their sandbag wall. Bogar stuck an M-249 machine gun above the wall and squeezed off rounds to keep fire on the insurgents. In about five minutes, Bogar fired about 600 rounds, causing the M-249 to seize up from heat.

At another spot on the observation post, Cpl. Jonathan Ayers laid down continuous fire from an M-240 machine gun, despite drawing small-arms and RPG fire from the enemy. Ayers kept firing until he was shot and killed. Cpl. Pruitt Rainey radioed the FOB with a casualty report, calling for help. Of the nine soldiers at the observation post, Ayers and Phillips were dead, Zwilling was unaccounted for, and three were wounded. Additionally, several of the soldiers’ machine guns couldn’t fire because of damage. And they needed more ammo.

Rainey, Bogar and another soldier jumped out of their fighting position with the third soldier of the group launching a shoulder-fired missile.

All this happened within the first 20 minutes of the fight.

Platoon leader 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom and Cpl. Jason Hovater arrived at the observation post to reinforce the soldiers. By that time, the insurgents had breached the perimeter of the observation post. Gunfire rang out, and Rainey shouted, "He’s right behind the sandbag."

Brostrom could be heard shouting about the insurgent as well.

More gunfire and grenade explosions ensued. Back in the fighting position, Gobble fired a few quick rounds. Gobble then looked to where the soldiers were fighting and told Stafford the soldiers were dead. Of the nine soldiers who died in the battle, at least seven fell in fighting at the observation post.

The insurgents then started chucking rocks at Gobble and Stafford’s fighting position, hoping that the soldiers might think the rocks were grenades, causing them to jump from the safety of their fighting hole. One rock hit a tree behind Stafford and landed directly between his legs. He braced himself for an explosion. He then realized it was a rock.

Stafford didn’t have a weapon, and Gobble was low on ammo. Gobble told Stafford they had to get back to the FOB. They didn’t realize that Pitts was still alive in another fighting position at the observation post. Gobble and Stafford crawled out of their fighting hole. Gobble looked again to where the soldiers had been fighting and reconfirmed to Stafford that Brostrom, Rainey, Bogar and others were dead.

Gobble and Stafford low-crawled and ran back to the FOB. Coming into the FOB, Stafford was asked by a sergeant what was going on at the observation post. Stafford told him all the soldiers there were dead. Stafford lay against a wall, and his fellow soldiers put a tourniquet on him.

From the OP, Pitts got on the radio and told his comrades he was alone. At least three soldiers went to the OP to rescue Pitts, but they suffered wounds after encountering RPG and small-arms fire.

At that time, air support arrived in the form of Apache helicopters, A-10s and F-15s, performing bombing and strafing runs.

When the attack began, Walker was on the FOB. He grabbed an M-249 and started shooting toward a mountain spur where he could see some muzzle flashes. Walker put down 600 to 800 rounds of ammunition.

He got down behind the wall he was shooting from to load more ammo and was told they were taking fire from the southwest. He threw the bipod legs of his machine gun on the hood of a nearby Humvee. A 7.62-millimeter caliber bullet struck Walker’s left wrist, knocking him to the ground. A soldier applied a tourniquet to Walker and bandaged him.

Walker and two other wounded soldiers distributed their ammo and grenades and passed messages.

The whole FOB was covered in dust and smoke, looking like something out of an old Western movie.

"I’ve never seen the enemy do anything like that," said Walker, who was medically evacuated off the FOB in one of the first helicopters to arrive. "It’s usually three RPGs, some sporadic fire and then they’re gone … I don’t where they got all those RPGs. That was crazy."

Two hours after the first shots were fired, Stafford made his way — with help — to the medevac helicopter that arrived.

"It was some of the bravest stuff I’ve ever seen in my life, and I will never see it again because those guys," Stafford said, then paused. "Normal humans wouldn’t do that. You’re not supposed to do that — getting up and firing back when everything around you is popping and whizzing and trees, branches coming down and sandbags exploding and RPGs coming in over your head … It was a fistfight then, and those guys held ’ em off."

Stafford offered a guess as to why his fellow soldiers fought so hard.

"Just hardcoreness I guess," he said. "Just guys kicking ass, basically. Just making sure that we look scary enough that you don’t want to come in and try to get us."


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

The Soldiers of Chosen Co. deserve to get their story out for the world to know what happened July 13, 2008. That was the day when Al Qaeda/Taliban learned no matter where, no matter how outnumbered, Americans will never never give in, will never never give up.

"Two hours after the first shots were fired, Stafford made his way — with help — to the medevac helicopter that arrived.
“It was some of the bravest stuff I’ve ever seen in my life, and I will never see it again because those guys,” Stafford said, then paused. “Normal humans wouldn’t do that. You’re not supposed to do that — getting up and firing back when everything around you is popping and whizzing and trees, branches coming down and sandbags exploding and RPGs coming in over your head … It was a fistfight then, and those guys held ’ em off.”

And cone again the quote where Stafford offered a guess as to why his fellow soldiers fought so hard.

“Just hardcoreness I guess,” he said. “Just guys kicking ass, basically. Just making sure that we look scary enough that you don’t want to come in and try to get us.”

God bless them all. Brave men doing what brave men do. How this country produces men like this is an amazing thing to behold. They most certainly carry the torch of their brothers before them in other wars.

And to B.Hussein Obama, who spent just a few hours in Afghanistan thinking, no hoping the world will now see him as a man with “Gravitas”. It's never going to happen!!!!

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More Concerning Associations Of B.Hussein Obama

Obama had a private meeting with a fellow called Hassan Qazwini in Dearborn, Michigan. The thing to take note of who the man is, ole Qazwini is a bit of an extremist to say the least.

Imam Hassan Qazwini has hosted Louis Farrakhan at his mosque and is close to the Hezbollah Spiritual Leader who issued the fatwa to blow up 300 U.S. Marines and embassy officials in 1983.


Imam Hassan Qazwini, head of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, met privately with Sen. Barack Obama

Imam Hassan Qazwini met privately with Senator Barack Obama this week in Michigan.
The Detroit Free Press reported:

A Muslim leader from Dearborn met privately with Sen. Barack Obama during his Wednesday visit to Michigan.

Imam Hassan Qazwini, head of the Islamic Center of America, said in an email that he met with Obama at Macomb Community College. A mosque spokesman, Eide Alawan, confirmed that the meeting took place. During the meeting, the two discussed the Presidential election, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Iraq war, according to Qazwini.

At the end of the meeting, Qazwini said he gave Obama a copy of new book, “American Crescent,” (his book on why Islam is good for America) and invited Obama to visit his center.

The meeting with Obama came about after Qazwini had asked David Bonior, the former U.S. Rep. from Michigan, if he could meet with Obama during his visit. Qazwini was not selected to be part of a group of 20 people who met with Obama, but Qazwini later got a private meeting with Obama, Alawan said.

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

Keep adding to the list Hussein, you just keep proving to all of us how right we have been about you.

Obama doesn't deserve to put one foot in our White House! Not as President or any other title. He should not be a Senator either.

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July 19, 2008

Obama Drops Plans To Speak At Brandenburg Gate

President Ronald Reagan! Now THIS is why Obama could NOT touch this kind of moment, not even in his dreams.


Obama Drops Plans To Speak At Berlin's Brandenburg Gate


Obama will not be making his speech in Berlin before the Brandenburg Gate but at Victory Column, German news agency Deutshe Well said on Friday.

Obama will leaving for Europe and the Middle East next week in what pundits say is a bid to bolster his foreign policy and national security credentials. The presumptive Democratic nominee will make the much-awaited speech in Berlin on July 24.

Obama will still have the Brandenburg Gate as backdrop since the iconic site sits at the opposite end of a tree-line boulevard from the Victory Column.

The German newspaper Der Spiegel said last week that the presumptive Democratic nominee was considering speaking in front of the Brandenburg Gate, the site of the famous speech given by former President Ronald Reagan in 1987 that called on former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."

The report was met with little enthusiasm by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said last week during the G8 Summit in Japan that it was up to Obama to find an appropriate location for his speech but that doing so at the historic site would be "a bit odd."

German government spokesman Thomas Steq later on made clear Merkel's stand on the issue by saying, "It is unusual to do electioneering abroad... No German candidate for high office would even think of using the National Mall (in Washington) or Red Square in Moscow for a rally because it would not be seen as appropriate," according to The Age.

Erwin Huber, head of Germany's Christian Social Union (CSU), was also reported by the BBC as saying last week, "Obama didn't do anything for German unification... That's not a criticism, but as a result there is no reason to grant him such a privilege."

Some German officials, such as Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told the Frankfurter Rundschau and Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit, welcomed the idea of Obama speaking at the historic site but the strong opposition triggered speculation on the Internet that the White House had pressured the Merkel to deny Obama's plans. The White House has refuted such reports.

Obama will be meeting privately with Merkel in Berlin the same day he makes his speech, according to a German spokesman cited by Time.


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

What a self-absorbed JERK. B.Hussein Obama learned that many in Germany, from Merkel on down, were not impressed with his plan to exploit their historic symbol. Yep - just what we need in a CIC - another example of his abysmal judgment and ignorance of history.

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Conservative Group to Air Anti-Obama Ads

Conservative Group to Air Anti-Obama Ads


The commercial is also already up on the Web site:

An independent conservative group that worked on behalf of President Bush in 2004 is planning to begin broadcasting nationally next week a commercial that attacks Senator Barack Obama as a flip-flopper.
The non-profit advocacy group, Let Freedom Ring, is planning to spend several hundred thousand dollars to broadcast the commercial over several days beginning Tuesday, according to Colin Hanna, president of the organization.

The group has already obtained clearance to broadcast the advertisement on CNN and MSNBC and is seeking approval from several networks to make a national advertising purchase, Mr. Hanna said. But it is unclear how many spots the group could purchase, or how much impact it could have, by going the unorthodox route of a national buy.

The group’s efforts follows on the heels of another television advertising campaign by the group, Vets for Freedom, attacking Mr. Obama. The veterans group’s commercials were the first major outside effort boosting Senator John McCain.

The script reads:

“People are saying that Senator Obama’s recent changes of position have made him a flip-flopper. He’s not! Flip-floppers only hold one position at a time. Senator Obama is different: he holds two positions at the same time. Both ways on banning handguns. Both ways on public campaign financing. And now, both ways on withdrawing from Iraq. He’s ‘Both Ways Barack.’ Worse than a flip-flopper!”

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

Anyone that can help to keep that socialist idiot Obama from an oppurtunity to destroy our Nation is okay in my book.

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" Where Freedom Flies" by Diana Nagy

Music video to the patriotic smash hit, "Where Freedom Flies," by singer-songwriter, Diana Nagy. The song has been featured at multiple patriotic events hosted by the pro-troop organization, Move America Forward.

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July 18, 2008

No Budge Pelosi ~ 9% Nan Stands Firm Against Offshore Drilling

Pelosi stands firm against offshore drilling

International Herald Tribune

Upon entering Congress in 1987, Representative Nancy Pelosi quickly became part of the solid California front against oil drilling along much of the nation's coast.

The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and the steady push to tap the potential reserves off the state's rugged coast had galvanized Californians and made opposition to offshore drilling part of the political DNA of up-and-coming figures like Pelosi.

She repeatedly resisted oil drilling in marine sanctuaries off the state's coast near her San Francisco district and, after joining the Appropriations Committee, was an advocate of reinstating the coastal drilling ban through spending restrictions each year.

"We learned the hard way that oil and water do not mix on our coast," Pelosi told a key committee in 1996 as she made her case for keeping the ban in place before a Congress then controlled by Republicans.

Now, with gas prices soaring, those drilling restrictions are facing their most severe test in years as calls intensify to more aggressively pursue domestic oil. Yet despite increasing pressure from President George W. Bush, a full-bore assault by congressional Republicans and some anxiety among her own rank-and-file Democrats, Pelosi is not budging.

The president of the United States, with gas at $4 a gallon because of his failed energy policies, is now trying to say that is because I couldn't drill offshore," Pelosi said in an interview. "That is not the cause, and I am not going to let him get away with it."

Her voice carries considerable weight since, as speaker, Pelosi is in a position to prevent a vote on expanded drilling from reaching the floor

And she and Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, appear intent on holding the line against calls to approve drilling in areas now off limits. They mount the counterargument that the oil and gas industry is not aggressively exploring large expanses it has already leased on land and offshore. They also have urged Bush to pour some fuel from national reserves into the commercial supply chain in an effort to lower prices.

But Representative John Boehner of Ohio, the Republican leader who is escorting a delegation to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this weekend, said the Democratic approach was woefully insufficient. He said Pelosi, in insisting on preserving the drilling ban, was putting Democrats in the cross hairs of voters furious about gas prices.

"I think Speaker Pelosi is walking her Blue Dogs and other vulnerable Democrats off a cliff and they know it," said Boehner, referring to the coalition of Democrats representing more conservative districts.

He accused the speaker of using procedural maneuvers to thwart votes on expanded drilling, a position he said would prevail if the moment arrived. "Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are standing in the way of what the American people want," Boehner said.

In both the House and Senate, small groups of Democrats have begun meeting informally with Republicans to try to come up with a bipartisan response to soaring oil prices; opening up new areas to drilling is part of the mix. Leaders of the Blue Dog coalition are openly pressing for drilling in the Arctic refuge and elsewhere.

The rest of this article is HERE

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

Worst Speaker in the history of the Congress!

If we don’t drill there, someone else will. That gives (1) another country assets that could be ours, which (2) gives another country jobs which we would have otherwise had, and (3) we might end up buying the oil from that country.

If all the offshore oil drilling was added up, all the places in the entire world and then add up how many times there has been a spill or a problem. Good grief the good would weigh outnumber the bad things that have happened.
Let' see planes can crash so I guess all planes should be banned. Children have fallen out of trees so let's ban all trees and cut them all down all over the world. This is the kind of idiotic thinking of a Nancy Pelosi.

....Thank you Mark for the article.

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LOL Stop The Presses ~ Obama Whines He Is Infuriated

Obama Blasts Conservative Attacks Against Wife: 'Debate Me Not Her'

abc news

Obama said conservative criticism of his wife, Michelle, infuriates him.

"I don't have a thick skin when it comes to criticism of my wife," Obama told the women's magazine Glamour in an interview to run in the magazine's October issue. "And you know, the problem is that rarely do these folks have the guts to say it to your face."

Obama, who is vying for the support of women voters who flocked to Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign during the primaries, argued his wife and Clinton have been the target of similar conservative attacks.

"Hillary Clinton was subject to this, others have been subject to this in the past," Obama told Glamour editor -in-chief Cindi Leive Wednesday, "It is part of our political environment that I'd like to change."

Asked whether he blamed Sen. John McCain's campaign for the attacks, Obama said:

"I wouldn't say the McCain campaign itself, but I would say that the apparatus of conservative columnists, blogs and the like.

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

Hey Obama, your wife is a kook. Have a nice day.

Great, we found something that infuriates Obama! Maybe if we can get the Iranians to insult Michelle, Obama will get mad at them too.

He also refuses to campaign at a single military base. His campaign has refused repeated attempts from organizers at Ft. Hood.

Hussein and his wife are both cowards, militiary loathers and sent to us from God knows where, pits of hell maybe, to destroy our country.

You don’t want your wife “attacked”? Then tell her to stop her “I Am A Victim” tour. Have you heard the things she says?

...Thank you Cheryl for this article.

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Obama thinks only ONE bomb fell on Pearl Harbor

B.Hussein Obama speaking in West Lafayette, Indiana.

It is right at the beginning of his speech.

“…..Throughout our history, America’s confronted constantly evolving danger, from the oppression of an empire, to the lawlessness of the frontier, from the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor, to the threat of nuclear annihilation. Americans have adapted to the threats posed by an ever-changing world. “

Not only was he oblivious to history while living smack dab in the middle of it in Hawaii, apparently he’s never seen “From Here To Eternity.”

Pearl Harbor attack scene:

From Here To Eternity - Pearl Harbor Attack scene (1953)

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

“The Bomb”? Just one?

One of my Uncles was stationed there, and if he were still alive he’d have steam coming out his ears. It was more than one bomb moron.

Is Obama confusing Pearl Harbor with Hiroshima. Like he confused Memorial Day with Veterans Day????

II wonder if he ever even visited the Memorial in Pearl Harbor. It is awesome and it stays with a person forever. Just a guess but I would say NO way has he been there. It didn't have any drugs laying around he could take like he wrote about how he used drugs ALOT. And there are no I hate whitie groups there he could join.

If I was Mc Cain I would make ads out of things like that, maybe even have the images flash up on a back screen during debates.

That would be a great ad with Obama’s voice saying this and the multiple bombings in the background.

Then voice could speak the truth about the JAPANESE who dropped these bombs on Pearl Harbor.

McCain ends it with, “I know my history and I approve this message.”

He does not know that there was an attack fleet of 6 Japanese carriers with hundreds of aircraft, and that the bombs and torpedoes expended by the Japanese numbered in the hundreds (well around 240 bombs and 40 or so torpedoes IIRC.

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America Hater 9% Nancy Pelosi Calls Bush 'a total failure'


US Congress leader Pelosi calls Bush 'a total failure'


US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called President George W. Bush "a total failure" who "has no ideas," in an interview with CNN.

Responding to stinging criticism from Bush on the Democratic leadership in both houses of Congress and the slow pace of the legislative agenda, as Congress prepares for its one-month summer recess in August, Pelosi let loose:

"You know, God bless him, bless his heart, the president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject."
Pelosi, 68, said the House and Senate were busy "trying to sweep up after (Bush's) mess over and over and over again ... The president knows it. He needs something to talk about. Because he has no ideas."

The speaker was especially critical of Bush's proposal to lift a ban on offshore oil drilling as a means to ease the current fuel price crisis, calling it a ploy to draw attention away from his failures.

"We have seven and a half years of failed energy policy by the Bush administration. We have a faltering, downturning economy. The president needs a decoy.
"So he's going out there, he even has the nerve to say the economy would be better off if we could drill in protected areas offshore," she said, adding the Democrats' proposal to free up the US strategic petroleum reserve, which she said is 91.5 percent full.
"And we're saying let's take 10 percent of that ... and use that to put on the market so that we increase supply, reduce prices, and when the price comes down, we can buy back the oil at a lower price."

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

The phrase 'bless his heart', can be used to insulate a person from whatever ugly thing they want to say about a person.

She is a traitor first, a total failure second!! What a total waste of air Pelosi is and Reid too, heck all of the democrats are! The Do Nothing Congress is ready to take its annual vacation despite not having addressed the problem of soaring gas prices.

Such disgraceful behavior from the “speaker of the house”. There are partisan divides in this country, but to Nancy, Bush is the enemy and AQ is her friend.

She still refuses to acknowledge the success in Iraq.

Her rating numbers are in the pits, and she blames that on President Bush. She ought to be tarred and feathered and dumped over Syria.

The numbers speak for themselves:

Congress approval rating - 9%

President Bush - 28%

OK I know this is popular with a lot of women but I am against it. Botox! When the time comes that I do start to get wrinkles I will own them, and just be glad I am alive and don't have that stuff in my body. I read someplace that Botox can and does find it's way into the nerve system in the brain. Injecting a product of botulism into your skin just because of a few wrinkles??? It is so much more important what the person is on the inside, their character and if they are a good person or not etc.

I seriously believe she should be medically examined to find out if this has happened - for her sake and the nation's. But mostly for our sake. I think she is nuts!

The possibility that a House Leader can be suffering from poison induced insanity (not that she wasn't already insane) should be a big deal. If she is nuts can't we get her removed or something. LOL

Pelosi email

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New Ad From McCain ~ Impressive Showing Obama


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

Brilliant. It’s long, and somewhat tedious, but well worth watching in its entirety. Now they just need to produce 1 min. and 2 min. videos of just a few clips as well.

And this is actually sponsored by McCain. I’m shocked. I thought he didn’t believe in criticizing Obama.

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Scam and Con Man Al Gore and His Gas-Guzzling Fans

Americans for Prosperity rallied taxpayers outside Al Gore's big global warming speech in Washington, and found that some Gore followers didn't exactly practice what he preached.

Gore's Hypocrisy Exposed in New Video: His Entourage's Lincoln Town Car Outside Global Warming Speech Idles w/ AC Cranking for 20 Minutes!

Gore didn't ride his bike or take public transporation to the event. He didn't even take his Prius! Instead, he brought a fleet of two Lincoln Town Cars and a Chevy Suburban SUV! Even worse, the driver of the Town Car that eventually whisked away Gore's wife and daughter left the engine idling and the AC cranking for 20 minutes before they finally left!


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

Thank God Al Gore never became President! This jerk among all the things he is scam artist is right up there at the top. He is making money of stupid people that believe his BS. They will go and make sacrifices and he zooms along doing his thing and not even feeling any guilt about.

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July 17, 2008

US To Open 3.9m Acres In Alaska For Drilling

US to open 3.9m acres in Alaska for drilling

Financial Times

The US federal government on Wednesday said it would open 3.9m acres of land in a designated petroleum reserve in Alaska for drilling as a means to help curb rising petrol prices.

“This is welcome news at a time when Americans are paying record prices at the pump,” said C. Stephen Allred, assistant US Secretary for Land and Minerals. “Together with proposed new production from other offshore and onshore areas, these increased supplies will help to stabilise energy costs.’’

The Alaska decision follows one by President George W. Bush on Monday to lift a presidential ban on drilling on the US outer continental shelf, off Florida.

That decision still requires Congress to lift a separate ban on the area before the area can be leased for development.

But the Bureau of Land Management, an agency within the US Department of the Interior, said the Alaskan land that will now be offered requires no other approvals and will be up for leasing in the autumn.

And there is also this............

From The Dept. of the Interior

Office of the Secretary
July 16, 2008

Record of Decision Sets Stage for Major Lease Sale in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a Record of Decision issued today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that it will make land available for oil and gas leasing in the northeast portion of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A).

“This action sets the stage for a major lease sale this fall. This is welcome news at a time when Americans are paying record prices at the pump,” said C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals, in signing the ROD.

At the same lease sale, the BLM also plans to offer land in the northwest portion of the NPR-A.

“The rapid increase in energy costs facing our nation is driven by a worldwide imbalance in energy supply and demand,” Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne said. “Developing the NPR-A in an environmentally sound manner will contribute to our domestic oil and natural gas supplies. Together with proposed new production from other offshore and onshore areas, these increased supplies will help to stabilize energy costs.”

The lands made available for leasing under plans for NPR-A northeast and northwest could result in a much as 8.4 billion barrels of oil being developed. The lands could also provide trillions of cubic feet of natural gas for shipment to North American markets through gas pipelines currently in the planning stages.

“This decision provides for the protection of high value wildlife, including waterfowl and caribou, and meets the subsistence needs of North Slope residents while making lands with oil and gas potential available for leasing," said BLM-Alaska State Director Tom Lonnie.

The plan includes protections for the polar bear, including requirements to consider impacts on areas used by polar bears for denning. Additionally, with the listing of the polar bear the agency will continue to work closely with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on future oil and gas activities.

According to the Record of Decision, the BLM defers leasing for 10 years on land currently unavailable for leasing north and east of Teshekpuk Lake.

The Record of Decision for the Northeast NPR-A Final Supplemental Plan can be reached through a link on BLM-Alaska’s home page at

The BLM, an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, manages more land — 258 million surface acres than any other Federal agency. Most of this public land is in 12 Western states, including 80.8 million surface acres in Alaska. The Bureau also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on the public lands.


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

Thank you for pursuing this Gov. Palin and President Bush.

The absolute best thing about this so far, is what the price of oil has done as Bush has made his announcement.

And then to contrast that with the neutered Democrat’s whiny refrain of “more drilling won’t do anything to the price of oil in the short term”.

The more Congress is ticked off, the better it is for the country.

It’s really priceless to sit and think about it.

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Obama's 'Civilian security force' Excised From 'call to service' Transcript

Obama's 'Big Brother' vanishes from speech

'Civilian security force' excised from 'call to service' transcript


The stunning comments from Democrat Sen. Barack Obama that the United States needs a "civilian national security force" that would be as powerful, strong and well-funded as the half-trillion dollar United States Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force have mysteriously disappeared from published transcripts of the speech.

In the comments, Obama confirmed the U.S. "cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set."

Campaign officials have declined to return any of a series of WND telephone calls over several days requesting a comment on the situation. Nor have they posted a transcript of the speech on their website.

But transcripts posted at both the Wall Street Journal and Denver Post do not have the critical comment that has raised such concern. Those transcripts of Obama's speech in Colorado Springs July 2 include the following:

Those transcripts of Obama's speech in Colorado Springs July 2 include the following:

"We'll send more college graduates to teach and mentor our young people. We'll call on Americans to join an Energy Corps to conduct renewable energy and environmental cleanup projects in their neighborhoods. We'll enlist veterans to help other vets find jobs and support, and to be there for our military families. And we'll also grow our Foreign Service, open consulates that have been shuttered, and double the size of the Peace Corps by 2011 to renew our diplomacy. "
"And we'll use technology to connect people to service. We'll expand USA Freedom Corps to create an online network where Americans can browse opportunities to volunteer. You'll be able to search by category, time commitment, and skill sets; you'll be able to rate service opportunities, build service networks, and create your own service pages to track your hours and activities. This will empower more Americans to craft their own service agenda, and make their own change from the bottom up."

It was at that point in the speech, at about 16 minutes on a YouTube video, Obama says:

"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

The rest of article HERE

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

Hitler Obama.

Erasing history as he goes... Sorta like Stalin.

“The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs in Stalin’s Russia”

B.Hussein Obama is beyond dangerous and a very serious threat to what is left of our Republic. This communist is not qualified to flip burgers at Dairy Queen, much less be the Commander in Chief.

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Obama: We Must Surrender in Iraq to Win in Iraq

Barack Obama is still set on surrendering in Iraq- so that we can somehow win in Iraq?????

Fox News

Critics Blast Obama for Setting Foreign Policy Before Iraq Visit

Barack Obama’s continued call for a troop withdrawal timetable in Iraq has critics complaining that he’s set on that policy before even taking his highly anticipated trip to the Middle East.

The Illinois senator has over the past two days escalated a campaign to minimize Iraq in the context of the overall war on terror.

Obama on Wednesday stressed the need to secure loose nuclear material and draw down nuclear stockpiles around the world. He said if the nation devoted just one month of Iraq combat costs, estimated to be $10 billion, it could virtually wipe out the threat of weapons-grade nuclear material falling into the hands of terrorists.

In what was billed as a major foreign policy address Tuesday, Obama said the Iraq war has become a distraction from fighting terrorism in Afghanistan and pledged to end the war by the summer of 2010.

“He’s going to Iraq but he’s already decided his position,” Sen. Joe Lieberman, told FOX News on Wednesday. “He’s not going to listen to (David) Petraeus. He’s not going to listen to our troops. He’s not going to listen to his own eyes with what he sees there.”

LOL But that is not all this is the craziest thing what he thinks he can get away with writing and re-writing his website like a whim. Yes he sure is Presidential material..... NOT!

Barack Obama purges Web site critique of surge in Iraq

Daily News

Barack Obama's campaign scrubbed his presidential Web site over the weekend to remove criticism of the U.S. troop "surge" in Iraq, the Daily News has learned.

The presumed Democratic nominee replaced his Iraq issue Web page, which had described the surge as a "problem" that had barely reduced violence.

"The surge is not working," Obama's old plan stated, citing a lack of Iraqi political cooperation but crediting Sunni sheiks - not U.S. military muscle - for quelling violence in Anbar Province.

The News reported Sunday that insurgent attacks have fallen to the fewest since March 2004.

Obama's campaign posted a new Iraq plan Sunday night, which cites an "improved security situation" paid for with the blood of U.S. troops since the surge began in February 2007.

It praises G.I.s' "hard work, improved counterinsurgency tactics and enormous sacrifice."

Campaign aide Wendy Morigi said Obama is "not softening his criticism of the surge. We regularly update the Web site to reflect changes in current events."

GOP rival John McCain zinged Obama as a flip-flopper. "The major point here is that Sen. Obama refuses to acknowledge that he was wrong," said McCain, adding that Obama "refuses to acknowledge that it [the surge] is succeeding."

Let's go to the ones that KNOW, that have been there and fought in this war. This is the newest Vets For Freedom ad

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

LOL I swear this is not only shocking but the extreme of stupidity. He’s way in over his head. He has not a clue! Who in their right mind er a left mind....haha would make any kind of statements like Obama has been doing before they talk to anyone about how it is in Iraq.

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Go Pound Sand World Court!

World Court: U.S. must delay Mexican death sentences



The World Court ordered the United States on Wednesday to do all it could to halt the imminent executions of five Mexicans until the court makes a final judgment in a dispute over suspects' rights.

The row, which has strained relations between the neighbors, centers on the fact that the United States failed to inform 51 of its citizens sentenced to die in U.S. jails of their right to consular assistance.

One of the five Mexicans on death row, Jose Medellin, is due to die on August 5 in Texas.

In 2004 the World Court, or International Court of Justice (ICJ), ruled in favor of Mexico, finding the United States had violated international law. It ordered the United States to review the 51 cases to see whether the lack of consular assistance had prejudiced the outcome of their trials.

A year later, U.S. President George W. Bush ordered Texas to review Medellin's case but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in March that Bush had no authority to do so, leading Texas to schedule Medellin's execution for August.

"The court indicates that the United States of America shall take all measures necessary to ensure that five Mexican nationals are not executed pending its final judgment," Judge Rosalyn Higgins said.

Mexico, which had asked the court for an interpretation of its 2004 ruling, given U.S. assertions that its federal states have a large degree of legal autonomy and it cannot compel them to review the cases, welcomed Wednesday's ruling.

----- this is sickening and it is a 3 page article. ......for the rest of the article CLICK HERE

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

The U.S. is not part of the “World Court”. They’re just blowing bad air and trying to look relevant. It didn’t work the last time they tried this, I doubt it will work any better this time.

If President Bush allows this "ruling" to be upheld, then we've truly lost our sovereignty. I cannot for the life of me believe that OUR leadership and rule of law comes from Amsterdam and Mexico, and with no end in sight. What's next?

The US supreme Court has already ruled that Bush over stepped his authority in this matter as related to the US Constitution.

one of my other posts on this: Dated March 27, 2008

Supreme Court Rules Against Illegal Alien Death Row Murderer

Texas has every right to go ahead and execute this POS on Aug 5th. I hope Texas “executes” it's own right and thumbs it's nose at the “World” Court.

If we start knuckling under to these unelected poofters who have no jurisdiction whatever over our free and sovereign nation, it means that our sovereignty and our Constitution have been seriously compromised

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July 16, 2008

The Latest JibJab


This is the latest JibJab.

To see the video please........LINK HERE

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Obama's 'civilian national security force'

"We are going to grow our foreign service, open consulates that have been shuttered and double the size of the Peace Corps by 2011 to renew our diplomacy," said Obama. "We cannot to continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we have set. We have got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded."-- Barack Obama July 2, 2008
At this same speech, he promised to withhold funds from school districts that don't make their junior high and high schoolers serve 50 hours a year. 100 hours for college students, provided their type of service is deemed acceptable by a sprawling new Federal bureaucracy.
Oh, and Obama's going to double the size of the Peace Corps while quadrupling AmeriCorps. I'm curious if anyone will be left to fill all the newly vacated private sector jobs.

Then B. Hussein Obama concluded his speech with this gem:

"Loving your country must mean accepting your responsibility to do your part to change it."

Barack Obama: Call to Service in Colorado Springs, CO--July 2nd, 2008

Obama's 'civilian national security force'


Barack Obama's campaign about a statement he made July 2 in Colorado Springs – a statement that blew my mind, one that has had me scratching my head ever since.

In talking about his plans to double the size of the Peace Corps and nearly quadruple the size of AmeriCorps and the size of the nation's military services, he made this rather shocking (and chilling) pledge: "We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

What does it mean?

If we're going to create some kind of national police force as big, powerful and well-funded as our combined U.S. military forces, isn't this rather a big deal?

I thought Democrats generally believed the U.S. spent too much on the military. How is it possible their candidate is seeking to create some kind of massive but secret national police force that will be even bigger than the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force put together?

Now, maybe he was misquoted by the Congressional Quarterly and the Chicago Tribune. I guess it's possible. If so, you would think he would want to set the record straight. Maybe he misspoke. That has certainly happened before. Again, why wouldn't the rest of my colleagues show some curiosity about such a major and, frankly, bone-chilling proposition?

Are we talking about creating a police state here?

The U.S. Army alone has nearly 500,000 troops. That doesn't count reserves or National Guard. In 2007, the U.S. Defense budget was $439 billion.

Is Obama serious about creating some kind of domestic security force bigger and more expensive than that?

If not, why did he say it? What did he mean?

So far, despite our attempts to find out, the Obama campaign is not talking.

At this point all I can do is enlist your help – and the help of every other journalist who still thinks the American people have a right to know the specifics about a presidential candidate's biggest and boldest initiatives before the election. I also want to ask radio talk-show hosts across America to start asking this same question. I have a feeling if others join our quest, we might yet get clarification on this proposal from Obama.

Who will Obama appoint to administer this new "civilian national security force"? Where will the money come from? Where in the Constitution does he see justification for the federal government creating such a domestic army?

The questions are endless.

But before we can hope to get to the specifics, we need much more in the way of generalizations from Obama.

Certainly there have been initiatives like this elsewhere – Cuba, the Soviet Union, China, Venezuela, North Korea. But has anything like this ever been proposed in a free country?

I have a feeling there would be more questions from the press if I myself had proposed the creation of something as preposterous as a "civilian national security force" than there has been about this proposal by the presidential candidate currently leading in most of the polls. I'm quite sure I would be hung out to dry as some kind of Nazi thug. Meanwhile, Obama makes this wild suggestion and it is met with a collective yawn from the watchdogs.


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

OK. Now this guy is really starting to scare the crap out of me. More then before, more then he ever has. OMG, it sounds like Germany in the 1930’s, or Bolshevik Russia.

"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

Lifted straight from Schicklgruber's writings. Anyone who votes for this guy is mad.

Obama's going to create a civilian national security force as strong as the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines -- combined? With the same budget? And hardware, apparently!!

The SS was an elite military unit.

The Gestapo watched the people.

The Gestapo is what this sounds like to me......Obama's little plan would be more along those lines I am sure. Keep an eye on the people to see no one gets out of line or mutters a bad thought about the "administration". Scary stuff indeed.

Freedom means you building your dream. Your government exists to defend your right to build your dream.

A free country is the sum total of free people each dedicated to building his family and his dream, three hundred million dreams being made real daily. Thats a free country.

A free citizen is not the agent of his government, his government is his agent. Government in a free country is not a king, it is an employee. It guards the gate and takes out the trash.

History tells us what ends such an internal security force will be used for.

Clealy, as an abject marxist and militant anti-American, he will need such a force to counter those bitter, christian, rural folks who are clinging to their guns. Molōn labe!

This nation is going to be thrown into absolute chaos if he becomes President. Obama doesn’t understand the people of this nation. We aren’t going to sell our freedom to some wannabe hippy marxist skipping across the country offering “hope” and “change”.

Now I wonder if THIS is why Obama suddenly supported FISA. It certainly can't be what it is meant for regarding terrorists, Obama may have other plans for it.

....Thank you Mark for this article and information as well.
From Mark:
In 1945 Hitler decided to make a Home Defense force, called the Volkes Sturm, the Home Guard. Many of the boys ages 10 or 12 years old wer recruited to this. Many didn't have a choice, they were ordered to report.

There were given parts of uniforms and some hats and a 'Panzerfaust', like an RPG, anti-tank weapon and these kids and old men were told to go out there and stop Pattons Tanks. Then they were loaded onto trucks and taken out to the front, which in 1945 was not to far away. Many of the children, after the leaders had left they threw down their weapons, uniforms and hats and ran home. These were kids for God sake. Sadly though, many did not throw down their weapons, and stayed and died for Hitler. This was a huge shock for our own troops to confront kids and have to kill them.

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~ Happy Birthday Lynn ~



Happy Birthday and may all your wishes come true. Thank you for being a part of Team Theodore and for your kindness and friendship.


Chrissie and everyone here

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USO Tour,Cheerleaders, Drew Brees, Osi Umenyiora,Jack Lengyel, Roger Goodell, Milo Ventimiglia Visit Rakkasan

Sgt. Richard High, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses for a picture with Drew Brees, Osi Umenyiora, Roger Goodell, Jack Lengyel, Milo Ventimiglia and two Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders during an USO tour at Camp Striker on July 8.

Capt. Holly Brewer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT), poses for a picture with Milo Ventimiglia, star of the television show “Heroes,” during an USO trip at Camp Striker on July 8.

USO Tour Visits Rakkasan Soldiers

By Spc. Justin Snyder
3rd Brigade Combat Team,
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)


Celebrities paid a visit to Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Camp Striker as part of a United Service Organizations tour on July 8.

The group included National Football League stars Drew Brees and Osi Umenyiora, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, former college football coach Jack Lengyel, actor Milo Ventimiglia and two Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.

The stars posed for pictures and answered questions with all of the Soldiers before sitting down to sign autographs.

The NFL has a long-standing reputation of supporting the troops, working with the USO for the past 40 years, and was the first sports organization to send athletes overseas when they visited Vietnam in 1966. With Goodell joining in on this trip, it marks the first time that a commissioner from any sport has ever visited the troops.

“I am inspired by the many NFL players that, over the decades, have volunteered to visit our troops overseas and have talked about it being a life-changing experience,” Goodell said in a recent interview with the Pegasus News. “I want to do my part and emphasize that the entire NFL appreciates and supports the work that our military does to protect our country."

Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, was making his third USO tour. He traveled to Kuwait in 2007 and Okinawa, Japan, earlier this year. He joked with Soldiers and said he was glad that he could show his support for the service members overseas.

“I do these trips for these men and women,” said Brees. “Whatever I can do to show my support – whether it’s signing footballs or just talking to them – is worth it.”

This was the first tour for Umenyiora, defensive end from the Super Bowl-champion New York Giants. A few Soldiers got the opportunity to wear his championship ring that he received following the Giants victory in Super Bowl XLII.

The Cowboys cheerleaders, often known as “America’s Sweethearts,” have made 66 USO trips over the years in support of the troops. The two cheerleaders smiled, posed for pictures and talked to the Soldiers.

“It’s always good to see high-profile people like that over here,” said Capt. Seth Palmer, personnel officer for 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT). “It’s a very good morale booster.”

Ventimiglia, who plays Peter Petrelli on the hit show “Heroes”, said he has wanted to do something for the troops for the last three years and was glad to finally get the opportunity to come over and show his support.

His family has a long legacy of military service, with his father serving twice in Vietnam and his grandfather serving in World War II. Before turning to acting, he had an appointment scheduled at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; however, he never went.

“The tendency is for people to just read the news and talk about the war. That wasn’t enough for me,” Ventimiglia said. “To be able to come out here and say ‘thank you’ was important to me. It made me really happy to see smiling faces. That’s what it is all about, knowing I made their day.”

For some Soldiers, meeting Ventimiglia helped make what can be a long day at work a little easier.

“It really made the females in our office’s day. He plays our favorite character on ‘Heroes,’” said Capt. Holly Brewer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT) executive officer. “All of us are big ‘Heroes’ fans and we are always talking about the show. It was really cool to meet him and take pictures.”

Lengyel is most notably known as the coach who succeeded Rich Tolley at Marshall University in 1971 following a plane crash that killed a majority of the team and the inspiration for Matthew McConaughey’s role in the movie, “We Are Marshall,” said he was glad to be a part of this special trip in honor of our troops. He also spent 14 years working as the athletic director at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Ventimiglia, who has also been on the popular sitcom “Gilmore Girls” and played Rocky’s son in “Rocky Balboa,” said he was glad to make some Soldiers’ day. He added, unlike the character on television, he wasn’t the real hero.
“The sacrifices these guys make over here is way more than anything I could ever do on television or in the movies,” he said. “These Soldiers are the real heroes and I respect them a lot for what they do for our country.”

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If The Left Wins

What Liberals Dream Of

by David Strom


Conservatives are in a funk—one that threatens to turn into a full-blown retreat from the battlefield of ideas.

Everywhere I turn I encounter conservatives ready to give up for the next few years. After all, many of us rightly feel a bit betrayed by our elected officials given how badly they performed over the past few years. And many conservatives are hoping that two or four years of liberals actually running things will wake America to the dangers they face.

It’s hard to blame people who feel that way, but they couldn’t be more wrong.

Even a mere two or four years of liberal ascendency in Washington policymaking could do immeasurable damage to our economy and our freedoms—damage that could take years or decades to repair, if ever. Once a liberal policy is in place it is almost impossible to reverse it.

Don’t think that a few years of liberals in charge is that dangerous? Just take a moment to consider what liberals dream of doing once they gain absolute power.

There is no aspect of our lives—none—that today’s liberals concede is off limits to the meddling use of government power. In their vision there is no dividing line between the public sphere and the private sphere. Limited government is a concept that makes no sense to them......

Energy policies are just the tip of the iceberg—although control over energy gives government control over pretty much the entire economy already.

In a world run by liberals literally no aspect of our lives will be outside the legitimate regulation of government. That is because anything—even what temperature you like to keep your house—can be turned into a matter of legitimate public concern.

Everything we do, including breathing, eating and of course procreating, can be argued to have an impact on those around us or the great mother earth. And if it affects others, it can and should be regulated by those who know best, at least according to the liberals.

Liberals want to regulate just about everything: where we live, what fuels we use, what car we drive, whether we can drive or be forced to use government mass transit, where we send our kids to school, what doctor we see, and even to what extent we express our approval or disapproval of others’ lifestyles. It’s hard to find something liberals don’t want to regulate.

Is that a world you want to live in?”

Whatever our personal feelings, conservatives simply can’t afford to indulge in the funk many of us have fallen into. The price we pay for handing absolute power over to liberals is just too high.

What’s at stake are the very concepts of personal liberty and limits to government power.

We can’t afford to just walk away from this fight.

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

This is excellent we saw what happened with Carter he gave away fthe Panama Canal do we have it back? No.
We saw what happened when Bill Clinton personally approved the transfer to China of advanced space technology that can be used for nuclear combat. source HERE

The documents show that in 1996 Clinton approved the export of radiation hardened chip sets to China. The specialized chips are necessary for fighting a nuclear war. And all the other things he did against that were against America and help for China.

And of course none of that was able to be reversed either.

Add in to that facter what Clinton did to our military, downsizing it.

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

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WWE Tribute to the Troops -- On Tour

WWE Superstars take a tour of Iraq to hang out with the men and women serving in the US armed forces.

This special Tribute to the Troops episode of Monday Night Raw aired in December on TV. I was waiting for it to be on video so I could show it to you, and just now found it. I showed you some of the others ones last Christmas.

A BIG thank you to WWE for all you do for our troops. You are all awesome! This is the way it should be, people going to see our troops and thanking them for all they do.



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Sevendust Performs for Bagram Service Members

Soldiers stationed at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan pose with members of the band Sevendust, July 12, after a performance by the band. The performance completed Sevendust's first USO tour.

Sevendust Performs for Bagram Service Members

By Pfc. Scott Davis
Combined Joint Task Force-101


Modern rock band Sevendust put on a performance like no other for service members stationed at Bagram Air Field, July 12, at the final stop on their first United Service Organization tour.

Although the band was not known for playing an acoustic set, they still managed to put out a diverse sound that left rock fans wanting more.

“I just got done watching Sevendust in concert,” said Army Sgt. Mark Decker, B Company, 101st Airborne Division Special Troop Battalion. “I never thought anybody could ‘jam out’ acoustically like they did.”

After the performance, Sevendust let a Soldier from the crowd come up on stage and smash a guitar. They also gave him one of their guitars and gave other service members a set of bongos and another guitar, practically giving away their entire set of instruments.

“I think they were awesome,” said Air Force Capt. Vanessa Mahan, 455th Aerial Expeditionary Wing. “It’s been a while since we’ve had a hardcore band here so it’s kind of refreshing. “

The band gave thanks and saluted the service members for serving in the military.

“If it wasn’t for you guys over here, the Taliban would be over there, [in the United States],” said Lajon “LJ” Witherspoon, Sevendust’s lead singer during the performance.

The band stuck around to ensure everyone who wanted an autograph, a free copy of their new CD and/or a picture with the band got one.

Sevendust said they plan on doing another USO tour in the future.

“This, to us, has been the best thing that’s ever happened in our lives,” said LJ. “As soon as you guys will have us back, we’ll be back.”

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July 15, 2008

Bush to Lift Executive Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling

President Bush Discusses Outer Continental Shelf Exploration Rose Garden

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Across the country, Americans are concerned about the high price of gasoline. Every one of our citizens who drives to work, or takes a family vacation, or runs a small business is feeling the squeeze of rising prices at the pump.

To reduce pressure on prices we must continue to implement good conservation policies, and we need to increase the supply of oil, especially here at home. For years, my administration has been calling on Congress to expand domestic oil production. Unfortunately, Democrats on Capitol Hill have rejected virtually every proposal -- and now Americans are paying at the pump. When members of Congress were home over the Fourth of July recess, they heard a clear message from their constituents: We need to take action now to expand domestic oil production.

One of the most important steps we can take to expand American oil production is to increase access to offshore exploration on the Outer Continental Shelf, or what's called the OCS. But Congress has restricted access to key parts of the OCS since the early 1980s. Experts believe that these restricted areas of the OCS could eventually produce nearly 10 years' worth of America's current annual oil production. And advances in technology have made it possible to conduct oil exploration in the OCS that is out of sight, protects coral reefs and habitats, and protects against oil spills.

Last month, I asked Congress to lift this legislative ban and allow the exploration and development of offshore oil resources. I committed to lift an executive prohibition on this exploration if Congress did so, tailoring my executive action to match what Congress passed. It's been almost a month since I urged Congress to act -- and they've done nothing. They've not moved any legislation. And as the Democratically-controlled Congress has sat idle, gas prices have continued to increase.

Failure to act is unacceptable. It's unacceptable to me and it's unacceptable to the American people. So today, I've issued a memorandum to lift the executive prohibition on oil exploration in the OCS. With this action, the executive branch's restrictions on this exploration have been cleared away. This means that the only thing standing between the American people and these vast oil resources is action from the U.S. Congress.

Now the ball is squarely in Congress' court. Democratic leaders can show that they have finally heard the frustrations of the American people by matching the action I've taken today, repealing the congressional ban, and passing legislation to facilitate responsible offshore exploration. This legislation must allow states to have a say in what happens off their shores, provides a way for the federal government and states to share new leasing revenues, and ensure the environment is protected.

This legislation should also take other essential steps to expand domestic production: Congress should clear the way for our nation to tap into the extraordinary potential of oil shale, which could provide Americans with domestic oil supplies that are equal to more than a century's worth of current oil imports. Congress should permit exploration in currently restricted areas of northern Alaska, which could produce roughly the equivalent of two decades of imported oil from Saudi Arabia. Congress should expand and enhance our domestic refining capacity, so that America will no longer have to import millions of barrels of fully-refined gasoline from abroad.

The time for action is now. This is a difficult period for millions of American families. Every extra dollar they have to spend because of high gas prices is one dollar less they can use to put food on the table or send a child to school. And they are rightly angered by Congress' failure to enact common-sense solutions. Today, I've taken every step within my power to allow offshore exploration of the OCS. All that remains is for the Democratic leaders in Congress to allow a vote. The American people are watching the numbers climb higher and higher at the pump -- and they're waiting to see what the Congress will do.

Thank you.

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

Congress must still lift its own legislative ban before offshore drilling can happen.

White House press secretary Dana Perino says Bush is acting now in hopes of spurring Congress to act. So far, lawmakers have shown no interest in doing so.

Congress called him on the Executive Order when President Bush called for drilling offshore. Now he is placing the ball squarely in Congress’ court.

The public will now see Congress even more, as an obstacle to lower fuel prices. Congress now has to “put up or shut up” on offshore drilling. President Bush is backing Reid and Pelosi into a corner and with their 9% approval rating.

I would love for Bush to declare an economic emergency and open ANWR to oil drilling.

After Bush's speech I called the White House 202-456-1111 and told them to thank the President for doing this. That he has got to do all he can to get this accompolished. You actually get to talk to a real person! I get through pretty quick so that means there aren’t many people calling. We need to burn up the phone lines.

It will depend on how Mccain and the RNC handle this issue in ads and on the campaign trail. If they call attention to the fact that the RATS are the ones standing in the way of more oil supply and hopefully lower prices MAYBE it will resonate with voters. one can only hope.

Congressional Off-Shore Drilling Ban Expires Sept. 30, 2008 — Unless Congress Renews The ban by the U.S. Congress on off-shore drilling has to be imposed every fiscal year.

This explains President Bush's announcement that he will repeal a separate executive order on off-shore drilling leaving only the Congressional ban in place.

The gambit by the President will force both houses of the Democrat-led Congress to vote before the elections on keeping the ban in place at a time of record high oil prices and record global demand that has driven domestic gas pump prices to over $4 per gallon.

Even if Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid are able to pass the ban, they would still have to get the ban past President Bush, either with his signature or by over-riding a veto.

President Bush has laid the groundwork for a battle the environmental extremists and anti-drilling politicians in both (but mainly the Democrats) parties don't want.

So now is a good time too to get in touch with our politicians in our States and tell them what we want before they make this horrble ban again.

White House


Nancy Pelosi’s #

(202) 225-0100

DRILL for Oil Here Now

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Pelosi and Reid React To Bush's Spech On Oil

Pelosi Statement on President Bush Lifting the Executive Ban on Offshore Drilling


Washington, D.C.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on President Bush's announcement lifting the executive ban on drilling in protected coastal areas:

“Once again, the oilman in the White House is echoing the demands of Big Oil.

"The Bush plan is a hoax. It will neither reduce gas prices nor increase energy independence. It just gives millions more acres to the same companies that are sitting on nearly 68 million acres of public lands and coastal areas.

"If the President wants to bring down prices in the next two weeks, not the next two decades, he should free our oil by releasing a small portion of the more than 700 million barrels of oil we have put in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

"It's time to tell the oil industry: 'You already have millions of acres to drill. Use it or lose it.'"


Reid rejects Bush call to lift drilling moratorium

Oh and also some snide jerk remarks by Rep. Edward Markey as well. Boy is he a total blankity blank!


Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, on Monday rejected a call by U.S. President George W. Bush to lift a moratorium on offshore oil drilling.

Bush announced on Monday that he lifted the executive branch's restriction on offshore exploration, saying only Congress stood in the way of opening up America's untapped oil riches.

But Reid said oil companies should focus instead on drilling on much of the 68 million acres that they have leased but not used for exploration.

Asked, however, if he expected to have the votes to block legislation to lift the moratorium in face of soaring gasoline prices, Reid told a news conferences, "We will have to wait and see."

Reid said he hoped to have legislation introduced this week to crack down on oil speculators.

On the other side of the Capitol, Rep. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, mocked Bush's call earlier in the day to lift the ban.

"The Bush oil policy is an attempt at mass deception by a White House that has, for the last seven and a half years, pursued Big Oil's agenda of drill, drill, drill," Markey, chairman of a select House of Representatives committee on energy independence, told a news conference.

"Drill, drill, drill has failed, failed, failed," Markey said. "It has failed to make America energy independent. It has failed to prevent rising prices at the pump."


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

The democrats favor drilling for oil except where there is oil. Hahahahaha Good grief!

Bush has painted them as the party for no drilling....and they laugh at Bush for being the dumb one.

Bush won this round.

Pelosi said: "If the President wants to bring down prices in the next two weeks, not the next two decades, he should free our oil by releasing a small portion of the more than 700 million barrels of oil we have put in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. "

Is this statement not an admission that more oil will bring down the price? LOL She’s an absolute idiot!

Nancy Pelosi is a liar! Bush has had no oil interest in the past 10 years.

U.S. access to domestic oil WILL have an imitate impact on oil prices because the futures market will use the new information to adjust the current price of future oil.

She knows that the current 68 million acres is either NOT productive or is being developed.

Here suggestion that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve should be used to manage current prices is glaring example of here willful ignorance, or belief that the American people are really that stupid.

The oil industry already has a 10 year “use it or lose it” feature in the existing leases!

Why is it so difficult for somebody to publicly confront her with here lies?

Reid said " oil companies should focus instead on drilling on much of the 68 million acres that they have leased but not used for exploration."

Reid is so stupid, in 75% of their revenue depends on tourism and if people can’t afford to get there then they go bust.

"Drill, drill, drill has failed, failed, failed," Markey said.

And exactly what drilling would that be, you stupid moron?


Some sense and people with brains:

A Rasmussen poll taken on Wednesday (July 9th) found that 62 percent of a nationwide sample believes that drilling should be allowed off the shores of California, Florida and other states.

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas:

“A ban on drilling in the same Gulf that’s open to Venezuelans, Indians, Vietnamese and Cubans never made much sense except as a political barricade erected by anti-oil environmentalists in and out of Congress.”

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Hateful-Smearing Against Tony Snow

Bill O'Reilly responds to Hateful-Smearing against Tony Snow

Frontpage Magazine please CLICK link to read entire article.

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The DailyKos: The Worst of the Worst

None so offended as the far-Left’s most popular blog, The DailyKos.

The hate site has long voiced its unbridled glee over Snow’s affliction with cancer. After the disease that would ultimately kill him returned last March, one DailyKos blogger tried to head-off the inevitable cheers for Snow’s blood. The post even falsely charged the blog’s enemies with its own behavior: “We at Dailykos do not swim in the Rush Limbaugh pool of scum. We do not wish ill-health on our political opponents or their families.” However, Kos posters inundated the blog with expressions of joy. The same day, a Kos diarist argued that since Snow had opposed medical marijuana and euthanasia, his cancer was “karmic.” A year later, after another downturn, the DK klan wrote: “Fuck Tony Snow. Not to wish ill of his cancer or anything, but perhaps it is Karma.” And again, “Tony Snow is a cancer upon our culture.” Another “Kossack” declared, “He deserves whatever is in his future.” Months later, one Kos scribbler asked, “Should I Care That Tony Snow Has Cancer?”


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

It is truly shocking and I pray people like this learn somehow what they are and do is so hurtful and cruel.

There is a kind of being that exists on this earth that has no feeling for others. People like the ones that are mentioned in the video and at Frontpage Magazine are the kind of people you and I would never know.

They have no shame, no feeling of what others feel when a loved one has passed away.

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

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Mutiny From Obama Supporters ~ They Want Their Money Back!


Thousands are using to angrily organize against him because of a changed position on terrorist wiretap legislation that awaits Senate action as early as Wednesday.

The controversy centers on modifications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the government's quest to monitor suspected terrorists that civil libertarians worry could infringe on the privacy rights of others. Obama had pledged earlier this year to oppose—even filibuster—legislation that would immunize telecommunications companies against lawsuits that challenge cooperation with federal authorities in warrantless wiretapping.

Now with more than 22,000 members, it is the largest group on

The online group is flooded with messages of disappointment and disillusionment. Some threaten to ask that their campaign contributions be returned, while others suggest they will simply stay home this fall. One man even said he had removed his Obama bumper sticker from his car. "It's the first and only bumper sticker that I've ever put on a vehicle that I owned, so my disappointment felt personal and significant," he wrote.

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

Poor thing's they are upset the communist/fascist they wanted is kissing up to the middle to try and get elected and they want him to be hard core. Funny because Obama IS a hardcore fascist and communist in his thinking and what he wants for our country. LOL

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

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'Obama's Chocolate Nuts' Candy Selling Like Hot Cakes

Brought to you by David Feingold aka Fat Jewish Guy...this guy is a riot!!

Because of Jackson's crude comment, candy seller's site getting a lot more hits

Obama’s Chocolate Nuts

Chicago Sun times

The owner of "Obama's Chocolate Nuts" is feeling like "the luckiest person on Earth" in the wake of the Rev. Jesse Jackson's crude remarks about Sen. Barack Obama.

"Who would have thought anybody would use 'Obama' and 'nuts' in an actual news story?'' said David Feingold, a 30-year-old San Diego resident.

His site,, occupied the top spot on Google Thursday when Web users typed in "Obama" and "nuts." Feingold said traffic on his site more than tripled over the usual count.

Feingold says he started selling packages of nuts, chocolate balls and T-shirts with Obama's name and likeness about a month and a half ago -- an idea sparked by his revulsion over sycophantic supporters of the Illinois senator and presumptive Democratic nominee.

(The nuts connection is related to vulgar slang that Feingold defines as "liking someone too much.")

Nothing against Obama, said Feingold, but "I think anytime somebody follows somebody blindly, it's not a good thing.''

"Nobody knows anything about this guy; everybody claims they do," he said.

Feingold says he's sold 650 bags of nuts and candy so far, led by the three-bag, $8.99 sampler pack. An equal opportunity offender, Feingold was peddling "McCain's dried papaya stick" --advertised on his racy Web site by a hungry girl in a bikini -- until the wholesale price got too high, he said.

Keying on Jackson's threat to castrate Obama for "talking down to black people,'' Feingold is planning his next stunt: "We're going to send Jesse Jackson his 'Obama's Nuts' so he doesn't have to be violent about it."

....Thank you Les, haha for sending this story to me.

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Obama's Promises To The Illegals

Obama promises amnesty for illegal immigrants


Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama today speaking to the National Council of La Raza in San Diego promised amnesty for the more than 12 million illegal immigrants that are living in the United States.

Here’s a bit of what Obama had to say:

“Yes, they broke the law. And we should not excuse that. We should require them to pay a fine, learn English, and go to the back of the line for citizenship - behind those who came here legally. But we cannot - and should not - deport 12 million people. ”

Obama went on to say: “That's why we need to offer those who are willing to make amends a pathway to citizenship. That way, we can reconcile our values as both a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws.”

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

That's amnesty any way you look at it. How does "a nation of laws" ignore the fact that 12 million people broke the law of the land by granting them amnesty?

No secure border. Obama giving it all away. His list of promises is getting so long, I can’t imagine that some people aren’t starting to see what a grand BS artist he is.

Note he doesn't say secure the border first. McCain during his campaign promises has said he would secure the border first, so far that is the only difference on this between the two of them.

McCain: Border security before path to citizenship

“But disappointing some at the Latino civil rights gathering, he said he stuck to his position that he only would consider a path to citizenship for illegal residents after he can prove to Americans that the border is secure.”

Except that McCain's version of a secured border is having border Governors certify that the border is secure. There is no commitment on McCain's part to seal the border with a fence.

But also I don't trust promises from these two politicians so ....well what can I say.

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July 14, 2008

New Yorker Cover Depicting The Obama's

Obama Camp Hammers New 'Ironic' New Yorker Cover Depicting Conspiracists' Nightmare of Real Obamas

abc news

The sophisticates at The New Yorker have come up with a cover that is sure to get the magazine a lot of attention. Negative attention. From their friends.

An illustration by Barry Blitt depicts Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and his wife Michelle in the Oval Office, revealing their "true" selves: Michelle is in full revolutionary garb, an enormous afro making her look like a millennial Angela Davis, holding an automatic weapon and wearing military pants.

In the cartoon Michelle is giving dap, or fist-bumping, with her husband who is wearing a turban and is dressed in garb perhaps more appropriate for a madrassa in Lahore than the Oval Office.

A painting of Osama bin Laden hangs above the fireplace, where the American flag is being burned.

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports that when he was asked about the controversial cover during a press avail today, Obama shrugged and then said, "I have no response to that."

His campaign had a response later in the day on Sunday.

Said Obama spox Bill Burton: "The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama's right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree."

Knowing the liberal politics of the magazine, I believe the magazine's staff when they say the illustration is meant ironically, as a parody of the caricature some conservatives (and some supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.) are painting of the Obamas.

But it's still fairly incendiary, at least as these things go. I wonder what the reaction would be were it the Weekly Standard or the National Review putting such an illustration on their covers.

Intent factors into these matters, of course, but no Upper East Side liberal -- no matter how superior they feel their intellect is -- should assume that just because they're mocking such ridiculousness, the illustration won't feed into the same beast in emails and other media. It's a recruitment poster for the right-wing.

"This is as offensive a caricature as any magazine could publish," says a high-profile Obama supporter, "and I suspect that other Obama supporters like me are also thinking about not subscribing to or buying a magazine that trafficks in such trash."

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

B. Hussein Obama to his wife Michelle...."Allah Akbar, sweetie."

Guest list for the Obama White House Dinners ...Rev. Wright, Rev. Farakahn, Amanutjob from Iran, Kadafhi, Hugo Chavez, and Cindy Sheehan.

The Obama campaign calls it tasteless and offensive because it hits too close to home...even if it is most probably a false flag operation from a liberal trying to generate sympathy for him as a victim.

Fact is, Obama has strong ties to Islam in his youth, and has indicated in his own books that if the winds of public opinion blow against the Muslims in this nation that he will stand with them.

He, to this day, can recite the Islamic call to prayer in fluent Arabic and calls the sound one of the most beautiful sounds on earth at sunset.

His troubles in this regard are of his own making and are a part of his makeup that he would like us to believe he is distancing himself from...but the problem is, he can't. They are who he is and the fact that he resorts to out and out lying about them, and getting so all fired worked up over such satire simply makes it all the worse for him.

As a result of his own willful close relationships of long standing with militant anti-Americans and his positions on the issues throughout his political career in the IL Senate and the US Senate, he is marked, and justafiably so as a militant anti-American himself and an abject marxist.

He may try to pass himself off as something quite different (and he and his campaign are straining at knats to do just that), but that is who he is.

1. “We did all this WITHOUT my birth certificate!”

2. “Wow, baby, they can’t believe the Change in us now, can they?”

3. “ Hah. And they said community organizing was a dead end job!”

4. “ No,no, no! Not “Dreams of My Father”-—it’s “Screams of the Founding Fathers”!

5. “ Baby, let’s get you some $ 600 earrings to celebrate!”

6. “ Let’s light a fire, and invite Bill Ayers over!”

7. “ Although I’m not fit, I made it, you must admit.”

8. “ Jihad at 1600.”

9. “ Baby, they are not going to believe our costumes for the Inaugaral Ball!”

10. “ I’ve flip-flopped so much, I wear them all the time now!”

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Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Show Up At Tony Snow’s Funeral ~ OMG NO!

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

These people are alive and wonderful Tony Snow has passed away. I wish it was the other way around. They are so horrible it is impossible to even describe them to someone that never heard of them before, it is just so vile.

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One Last Tribute To Tony Snow Something Special

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Tony, We're Proud We Knew Ye by Russ Vaughn

Tony, We're Proud We Knew Ye

You're on the road to eternity, huroo, huroo,
Your spirit's flown your soul is free, huroo, huroo,

With wringin' hands and tearful eyes,
We pray you hear our mournful cries,

And we all feel so sad today,
But, Tony, we're proud we knew Ye.

Where is that voice so smilin' mild, huroo, huroo,
That drove the White House press so wild, huroo, huroo,

Where are those eyes that sparklin' smiled
With which our hearts Ye so beguiled,

Oh darlin' boy you made our day,
Ah, Tony, we're glad we knew Ye.

We'll miss that spirit that loved the run, huroo, huroo,
That flashin' smile for everyone, huroo, huroo,

That mike Ye wielded like a gun,
But never wounding anyone,

Oh your sparklin' spirits flown away,
Sweet Tony we're goin' to miss Ye.

We're sad young lad to see Ye gone, huroo, huroo,
But glad your sad ordeal is done, huroo, huroo,

With sorrowed hearts we accept you're gone,
But know your goodness still lives on,

Oh, Tony Snow, we must let go,
But, Lord, we were blessed we knew Ye.

Russ Vaughn
Vietnam 65-66

Author's note: I am so saddened that we have lost this bright spirit, this so very talented young man. I do not know if Tony Snow is of Irish extraction, but his origins are in Kentucky which was mainly settled by the Scots-Irish, of which I am one with my American roots in that region as well. For that reason, I chose to make my tribute to Tony a derivation of the old Irish song, "Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye."

The music for the American version of this ballad, When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again, can be found here.

Listening to it as you read my words may help you better appreciate this tribute. It is a simple tune and these are but simple words, so it is easy to sing them. I think Tony would like that, hearing all us singing him off on his eternal journey.

....Thank you Russ so much for this poem you wrote and your notes along with it as well.

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Stella Firm Buys Budweiser ~ It Creates The World's Biggest Brewer

My very favorite Anheuser Busch commercial !!


The US brewer Anheuser-Busch has agreed to be taken over by Belgium-based InBev, in a move that will create the world's largest beer maker.


The $50bn (£25bn) takeover bid by InBev, which makes Stella Artois beer, was accepted by Anheuser's board.

The combined company will now be called Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Anheuser makes Budweiser - the most popular beer in the US - and some US politicians had expressed anger at the prospect of a foreign takeover.

'Unrivalled brands'

In a concession to political concerns about the deal, Budweiser's headquarters will remain in St Louis, Missouri while none of Anheuser's US breweries will be closed.

It will bring a host of popular brands including Beck's, Hoegaarden and Staropramen - in addition to Budweiser and Stella - under one roof.

InBev, itself formed by a giant merger several years ago, described the deal as "historic".

"Together, Anheuser-Busch and InBev will be able to accomplish much more than each can on its own," said InBev boss Carlos Brito, who will become chief executive of the new firm.

"This combination will create a stronger, more competitive global company with an unrivalled worldwide brand portfolio and distribution network, with great potential for growth all over the world."

Anheuser boss August Busch said the transaction would "enhance global market access for Budweiser, one of America's truly iconic brands".

Job concerns

There are widespread fears that the deal will lead to substantial job losses in the US Midwest at a time while the threat of recession is hanging over the economy.

The two firms have said the deal will generate annual savings of $1.5bn but have suggested that job losses will be kept to a minimum because there is little current overlap between the two businesses.

Anheuser currently controls nearly half of the US market, while InBev is strong in Western European and Latin American markets. Anheuser also owns stakes in Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo and Chinese brewer Tsingtao.

The deal should give Budweiser a platform to boost its growth in Europe where, apart from a number of markets like the UK, it has been relatively weak.

The beer market has been rapidly consolidating in the face of cost pressures and declining sales in many mature markets.

Scottish & Newcastle, the UK's largest brewer, was recently bought out by Heineken and Carlsberg

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

I was wondering if INBEV associated with Cuba and I saw this from Reuters:

"InBev, through a subsidiary, has a partnership with the government of Cuba to produce and distribute products in Cuba, Anheuser-Busch said."

....Thank you Cheryl for the article.

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UPDATE: Two Taliban-backed Madrassa Students Return Home To Atlanta

Mufti Mohammed Naeem heads the Jamia Binoria

U.S. Teens Released From Pakistani Madrassa, Flying Home to Atlanta

Fox News

Two American teenage boys, allegedly kept against their will at a radical Islamic madrassa in Pakistan, have been released and are on their way back to the United States.

The boys' release followed an appeal by Republican Rep. Michael McCaul and Democratic Reps. Gene Green and Henry Cuellar. The Texas congressmen had called on Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to intervene.

Noor Elahi Khan, 17, and Mahboob Elahi Khan, 16, are from the Atlanta area. Noor and Mahboob were born in the United States to Pakistani parents and lived in this country until being sent to Karachi several years ago by their father, an Atlanta taxi diver.

A family member said that the boys were sent to the Binoria Institute to learn to memorize the Koran, which the family believed would enable the entire clan to gain entry to heaven. A source told FOX News that the family wanted the boys back but were afraid to speak out because of potential religious and political repercussions.

FOX News learned Thursday that the boys were released and are scheduled for an afternoon landing at the airport in Atlanta.

The boys' story became known after documentary filmmaker Imran Raza went to the madrassa and filmed the boys' alleged radicalization.

Raza fears that despite these two boys' release, dozens or even hundreds more U.S. citizens might be going through similar ordeals.

"This pipeline to jihad must be closed," Raza said Thursday in a written statement.

The three congressmen brought the issue up with Musharraf during a trip last week to Pakistan to discuss military affairs. Musharraf told the congressional delegation that he has been trying to close this particular madrassa, according to Green.

McCaul told FOX News that Pakistan has 20,000 madrassas, and he knows of at least 80 Americans studying in them.

The director of the documentary who found them says "I am grateful for the safe return of the two American children from Atlanta from a Taliban-backed madrassa but the mullah claims to have up to 78 more in his institution. The headmaster comes to the United States once a year and personally recruits American children to enroll in his madrassa. This pipeline to jihad must be closed. Let me be clear – these children do not learn math, or science, or grammer or liberal arts. They learn one thing – they memorize over the course of seven years every verse of the Koran coupled with the radical interpretation of their teachers. This is just the first step in integrating these children back to American society. I am proud we did our part so we could say ‘Welcome Home.” It is imperative that Members of Congress and the State Department undertake an accounting of just how many Americans are in the other 20,000 madrassas in Pakistan. Hundreds if not thousands remain behind."

The Karachi Kids is a documentary about American children in the Jamia Binoria madrassa in Karachi Pakistan. A trailer of the film is available at Facts About the Madrassa • Located in Karachi, Pakistan, the Jamia Binoria madrassa was founded by Mufti Muhammed Naeem and espouses Deobandism -- the religion of the Taliban. • The institution houses over 3,000 students including children from the United States and Canada. • Selig Harrison, the Director of the Asian Program for the Center for International Policy recently gave a speech reaffirming the link between the Jamia Binoria and the Taliban: "In Karachi, the Jamia Binoria, with some 10,000 students enrolled in eight affiliated madrassas, displays a banner at its main gate urging Muslims to join the Taliban." • A large number of graduates from the Binoria have become senior figures in the Taliban. • Right before 9/11, Osama bin Laden addressed the students emphasizing the importance of jihad. • Mufti claims to have graduated over 100 Americans from his institution and asked what they teach the children, Mufti relied, "Islam, not math or anything else, only Islam."

HERE is a sample of the VIDEO of The Karachi Kids .....what they call these children sent there from America.

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

I am just going to say it. I would prefer these two students be left there, I do NOT want them back in the USA. The father that sent them there as well as the other families that have done this ..... they have allowed their childrens souls to be sold to the devil. They will be coming back here totally brain washed.

Our troops do NOT deserve this kind of thing happening when they risk their lives 24/7 in this war against Islam the death cult. Our troops do not deserve our country to allow these freaks back into our country to cause more harm to our citizens later on.

A congressman from, I believe Texas, said he was very fearful of what they may do when they return to the US.

Also I want to know WHY this headmaster is being allowed in the U.S. to start with!!!

“The headmaster comes to the United States once a year and personally recruits American children to enroll in his madrassa.”

What good is it if we’re winning in Iraq and losing the war at home?

....Thank you Darth for the Fox News article that had more information.


The boys change from naive schoolchildren to solemn teenagers who assert that no Muslims were involved in 9/11.

Source ....for complete article

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) cited a Pakistani law that prohibits foreigners from enrolling in madrassahs. However, the principal of the school, Mufti Mohammed Naeem, is shown on film saying that 29 nations, including the United States, Britain and France, are represented at his school. He also said his madrassah does not promote hatred or militant activity.

In Atlanta, the Khan brothers loved to watch "The Simpsons" and skateboard. They said in the film that their father grew angry with their habits and once threw the television out of the house. They said their father decided to send them to Pakistan after he discovered dust on their Quran, a sign they had failed to pick it up in a while.

The brothers arrived in Pakistan in 2004, unable to speak Urdu and communicate with others. They faced the daunting task of memorizing a 600-page Quran. Noor estimated it would take him eight years.

"My dad told me, 'I am not bringing you back until you memorize the Quran,'" he said on camera.

In the last on-camera interview in March, Noor said he is glad his father sent him to the madrassah. "I'm a better person," he said.

He goes on to say that he believes no Muslims were behind the attacks of 9/11. "Not one Jew died that day. That is what they say," he said.

Christine Fair, a senior political scientist with the nonprofit research organization RAND Corp., said children in Pakistan's Islamic schools are not subjected to math, English, social studies or other secular topics emphasized in public schools in Georgia.

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

There are a few comments from NON approved commenters I have allowed through the last few days. Only a few out of the many that have tried to get through,LOL, and tell us all how evil the USA is and how evil our military is and how wonderful Islam is which of course is baloney.

I wonder now long will it take for themse bolys that were releasesd to come back to America to unlearn that muslims were, indeed, the perpetrators of September 11? Or that Jews were killed as well on that day?

Here the trailer from the film:

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July 13, 2008

B.Hussein Obama Won’t Commit to Event at Military Base


Obama Refusing to Meet McCain for Foreign Policy Town Hall Meeting Before Military Audience

Obama is refusing to meet John McCain for a debate on Foreign Policy before a Town Hall Meeting audience composed of veterans, military service members, and military families from the Fort Hood, Texas military base.

New York Times

A coalition of military groups is planning a nationally televised town-hall-style meeting with the presidential candidates near Fort Hood, Tex., the largest active-duty military installation in the country. But so far, only Senator John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican nominee, has agreed to attend.

CBS has agreed to broadcast the meeting live from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, Aug. 11. The candidates would face questions directly from an audience of 6,000 people, made up of veterans, service members and military families from the base.

Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has not agreed to participate.

“Senator Obama strongly supports America’s veterans and military families and has worked hard on their behalf in the Senate,” said Phillip Carter, director of Mr. Obama’s veterans effort and an Iraq war veteran. “While we unfortunately had a previously scheduled commitment on the date proposed, Senator Obama looks forward to continuing the dialogue he’s been having throughout the country with veterans on how we can better serve our men and women in uniform as they serve us.”

Carissa Picard, managing director of the Fort Hood Presidential Town Hall Consortium, said she had suggested Aug. 11 and asked the campaign to suggest other dates if that was not convenient, but after several conversations she had not been able to work anything out.

“I’m having extreme difficulty getting the Obama campaign to commit to this event, and we do not understand why,” said Ms. Picard, whose husband is deployed in Iraq. “We made it very clear to them that if they would commit to the event, we would work with them on dates.”

“This was a decision that was made with tremendous difficulty, to publicize it,” Ms. Picard said. “We were at a point where we had no other option. We got the impression that they could talk us to November.”

The meeting would be at the Expo Center in Belton, Tex., about 25 miles from Fort Hood.

McCain and Obama are asking to be the next commander in chief,” Ms. Picard said. “What’s a more compelling audience than this, the people that you have asked to maintain our security? It would be tremendous for the morale of this community.”

Organizers include American Veterans, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans for Common Sense and Military Spouse Corporate Career Network.

Obama: "Anywhere, Anytime" to Debate McCain on Foreign Policy ...this was said in May 2008


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

If Obama wants to be Commander-in-Chief, he ought to be willing to stand before the men and women he wants to lead and answer their questions and hear their views.

Obama and his campaign won't even suggest a date that is not in conflict with their schedule, according to organizers.

This is the same Barack Obama who arrogantly said he would meet John McCain "anytime, anywhere" to debate Foreign Policy.

B.Hussein Obama is a walking, talking national defense and foreign affairs disaster, not to mention numerous other disasters.

I don't care who the person is, but NO ONE SNUBS our awesome military and gets a free pass from me. No way!
If Obama was a REAL man he would not do something like this.

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Backlash: 2 Million Angry Democrats Reject Obama

Backlash: 2 million angry Democrats reject Obama?


More than two million angry Democrats are rejecting Sen. Barack Obama as the likely Democratic nominee for the presidency this year, according to a new protest organization.

"I hate to use this word but it's fascist, and that's the approach they're taking to silence any Hillary Clinton supporters," Will Bower, co-founder of PUMA/Just Say No Deal, an exploding coalition of voters who say they have raised $10 million in just days to pay down Clinton's campaign debt.

"Barack Obama wants to give his acceptance speech in a stadium because he intends to minimize any pro-Hillary supporter dissent. It's not because he wants to include more people. He knows that if they pull any shenanigans at convention, the Hillary delegates will walk out, and they don't want that to be seen or heard. They're bringing as many Obama supporters as they can to fill that stadium. It's fascism," he said.

The voters who still are supporting Clinton are doing everything they can to make sure that doesn't happen, raising an estimated $10 million since Independence Day to retire her debt.

Nearly 18 million people voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential primaries and many of them believe their candidate was cheated out of being the Democratic nominee for president.

Now more than two million, based on donation and other records, are determined to protest the nominating process and push for an open convention in Denver this August.

"The seeds of discontent for the birth of the PUMA/Just Say No Deal movement were planted during Barack's poor performances at the debates, the media assault on Clinton after Iowa, Obama's arrogance on the campaign trail, and the DNC's selective application of its own rules," Bower explained.

"We said we are not falling in line just because Obama and (David) Axelrod and the DNC were saying 'All right, this is over, let's all get behind Barack Obama.' There are plenty of us out here saying, 'No this is not over. You have treated us very unfairly and in fact, anti-democratically,'" he said.

More of the article HERE


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

I love it when the Clintons get teed off at the loss of their iron-fisted control over the Democratic Party machinery. The irony is just stunning!

LOL Look at this CLICK HERE , it is one of the sites of the Hillary people and it says on there they want Obama put in jail. heh heh

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

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Obama's Campaign Office In Detroit Robbed

Obama's Campaign Office Robbed

Detroit news

The Detroit campaign office of Presidential hopeful Barack Obama was targeted by thieves. The crooks stole hundreds of dollars in electronics and may have been hiding in the building waiting for the right time to make their move.

VIDEO at website


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


The gazillion campaign dollars are safely locked in the vault. Just chump-change in that story.

Now I guess we can expcet for the sympathy vote. Obama is being picked on waaaa. I guess they will say it is Bush's fault. haha Sorry I just could not resist they blame him for everything.

Detroit is the area where Obama had the problem with the Muslim women in hijab by his team not allowing them to be in the scene behind him when he spoke.

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July 12, 2008

Tragic news ....Tony Snow Passes Away

Tony Snow, Former White House Press Secretary and FOX News Anchor, Dies at 53

Fox News

Tony Snow, the former White House press secretary and conservative pundit who bedeviled the press corps and charmed millions as a FOX News television and radio host, died Saturday after a long bout with cancer. He was 53.

A syndicated columnist, editor, TV anchor, radio show host and musician, Snow worked in nearly every medium in a career that spanned more than 30 years.

"Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of our dear friend Tony Snow," President Bush said in a written statement. "The Snow family has lost a beloved husband and father. And America has lost a devoted public servant and a man of character."

Snow died at 2 a.m. Saturday at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Snow joined FOX in 1996 as the original anchor of "FOX News Sunday" and hosted "Weekend Live" and a radio program, "The Tony Snow Show," before departing in 2006.

"It's a tremendous loss for us who knew him, but it's also a loss for the country," Roger Ailes, chairman of FOX News, said Saturday morning about Snow, calling him a "renaissance man."

As a TV pundit and commentator for FOX News, Snow often was critical of Bush before he became the president's third press secretary, following Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan. He was an instant study in the job, mastering the position — and the White House press corps — with apparent ease.

"One of the reasons I took this job is not only to work with the president, but, believe it or not, to work with all of you," Snow told reporters when he stepped into the post in 2006. "These are times that are going to be very challenging."

During a tenure marked by friendly jousting with journalists, Snow often danced around the press corps, occasionally correcting their grammar and speech even as he responded to their questions.

"Tony did his job with more flair than almost any press secretary before him," said William McGurn, Bush's former chief speechwriter. "He loved the give-and-take. But that was possible only because Tony was a man of substance who had real beliefs and principles that he was more than able to defend."
As he announced Snow as his new press secretary in May 2006, Bush praised him as "a man of courage [and] a man of integrity."

Snow presided over some of the toughest fights of Bush's presidency, defending the administration during the Iraq war and the CIA leak investigation

"I felt comfortable enough to interrupt him when he was BSing, and he kind of knew it, and he'd shut up and move on," Snow said.

His tenure at the White House lasted 17 months and was interrupted by his second bout with cancer.

Snow had his colon removed and underwent six months of chemotherapy after he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2005. In 2007 he announced his cancer had recurred and spread to his liver, and he had a malignant growth removed from his abdominal area.

He resigned from the White House six months later, in September 2007, citing not his health but a need to earn more than the $168,000 a year he was paid in the government post. He was replaced by his deputy, Dana Perino, Bush's current press secretary.

After taking time off to recuperate, Snow joined CNN as a political commentator early this year.

At the White House, Snow brought partisan zeal and the skills of a seasoned performer to the task of explaining and defending the president's policies. During daily briefings he challenged reporters, scolded them and questioned their motives as if he were starring in a TV show broadcast live from the West Wing.

"The White House has lost a great friend and a great colleague," said Perino in a statement released to the media. "We all loved watching him at the podium, but most of all we learned how to love our families and treat each other."

Critics suggested Snow was turning the traditionally informational daily briefing into a personality-driven media event short on facts and long on confrontation. He was the first press secretary, by his own accounting, to travel the country raising money for Republican candidates.

As a commentator, he had not always been on the president's side. He once called Bush "something of an embarrassment" in conservative circles and criticized what he called Bush's "lackluster" domestic policy.

A sometime fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh, Snow said he loved the intimacy of his radio audience.

"I don't think you ever arrive," he said. "I think anybody who thinks they've arrived or made it, anywhere in the media — they're nuts."

Robert Anthony Snow was born June 1, 1955, in Berea, Ky., the son of a teacher and nurse. He graduated from Davidson College in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy, and he taught briefly in Kenya before embarking on his journalism career.

Because of his love for writing, Snow took a job as an editorial writer for the Greensboro Record in North Carolina and went on to run the editorial pages at the Newport News (Virginia) Daily Press, Detroit News and Washington Times. He became a nationally syndicated columnist, and in 1991 he became director of speechwriting for President George H.W. Bush.

"He served people, and we can learn from that. He was kind, and we can learn from that. He was just a good person," the senior Bush told FOX News.


Tony Snow on flute

Tony Snow, White House Press Secretary, plays "Stormy Monday" with Leslie West of Mountain at the Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp.

Snow played six instruments — saxophone, trombone, flute, piccolo, accordion and guitar — and was in a D.C. cover band called Beats Workin'. He also was a film buff.

"He was a great musician," Ailes said. "And he loved movies."

More than anything, said Snow's colleagues, he was a joy to work with.

"He was a lot of fun," his former FOX News producer Griff Jenkins said. "This is a loss of a family member."

FOX News Chief Washington Correspondent Jim Angle called Snow a "gentleman."

Snow is survived by his wife, Jill Ellen Walker, whom he married in 1987; their son, Robbie; and daughters, Kendall and Kristi.

Tony left us all so much.I came across an article Tony wrote about his cancer.

"The moment you enter the Valley of the Shadow of Death, things change. You discover that Christianity is not something doughy, passive, pious, and soft. Faith may be the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. But it also draws you into a world shorn of fearful caution. The life of belief teems with thrills, boldness, danger, shocks, reversals, triumphs, and epiphanies. Think of Paul, traipsing though the known world and contemplating trips to what must have seemed the antipodes (Spain), shaking the dust from his sandals, worrying not about the morrow, but only about the moment.

There’s nothing wilder than a life of humble virtue—for it is through selflessness and service that God wrings from our bodies and spirits the most we ever could give, the most we ever could offer, and the most we ever could do.

Finally, we can let love change everything. When Jesus was faced with the prospect of crucifixion, he grieved not for himself, but for us. He cried for Jerusalem before entering the holy city. From the Cross, he took on the cumulative burden of human sin and weakness, and begged for forgiveness on our behalf.

We get repeated chances to learn that life is not about us—that we acquire purpose and satisfaction by sharing in God’s love for others. Sickness gets us partway there. It reminds us of our limitations and dependence. But it also gives us a chance to serve the healthy. A minister friend of mine observes that people suffering grave afflictions often acquire the faith of two people, while loved ones accept the burden of two people’s worries and fears.
Learning How to Live."

-—end quote-—

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

Rest in peace Tony Snow. Tony was a blessing to his family, friend, and country.

Thank you to all of you that sent me the news and links about Tony passing away.

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We're Oh So...... by Russ Vaughn

Picture of two elderly DEMOCRATS

We're Oh So...
Russ Vaughn

We’re hip, we’re cool and oh so arty;
We’re Democrats, the smarter party.
We’re sophisticated unlike you;
We understand merci beaucoup.
We’re urbane while you’re provincial;
We’re worldly-wise, so existential.
We’re cultured, complex, so refined;
We’ve left you ignorant serfs behind.
We’re witty authors of clever puns,
While you clods cling to God and guns.
Were you not so closed and clannish,
We’d have you peons speaking Spanish.
We say all this with knowing smirks;
We’re Democrats, you red-state jerks.

Russ Vaughn
Vietnam 65-66

...Thank you Russ for writing this and sending it to me.

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Michelle Obama Says " Spend $600 stimulus check on earrings"

Michelle Obama: Spend $600 stimulus check on earrings

Washington Times

Barack Obama's wife quipped that the $600 tax stimulus check could be used for a pair of earrings.

Mrs. Obama said in Pontiac, Michigan, Wednesday that if her husband is elected he will offer more than a "quick fix" on the economy.

"You're getting $600 - what can you do with that? Not to be ungrateful or anything, but maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn't pay down every bill every month," she said. "The short-term quick fix kinda stuff sounds good, and it may even feel good that first month when you get that check, and then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings."


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

OMG! Earrings for the Queen racist?

C'mon Michelle $600 bucks could buy two Rosetta language learning programs and a person could become trilingual. Now wouldn't that make you proud. You dolt.

You're getting $600 - what can you do with that? Not to be ungrateful or anything, but maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn't pay down every bill every month," she said.

Now this is truly frightening: Michelle wants the government to "pay down every bill every month." Pure socialism, as enunciated by the angry "never been proud of America" Michelle.

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Obama Under Fire Over Afghan 'Insult' and Then Obama throws bin Laden Under His Bus!

Obama Under Fire Over Afghan 'Insult'

White House hopeful Barack Obama has said the Afghan government of President Hamid Karzai has not "gotten out of the bunker" to rebuild the war-torn country.

Senator Obama's comments, ahead of an expected visit to Afghanistan in the coming weeks, drew immediate fire from Republicans, who accused him of insulting a key US "war on terror" ally.

Senator Obama also said in an interview with CNN, to be broadcast in full this weekend, that the Bush administration had allowed al-Qaeda and the Taliban to regroup, by diverting vital US forces to the war in Iraq.

"I think the Karzai government has not gotten out of the bunker and helped to organise Afghanistan and (the) government, the judiciary, police forces, in ways that would give people confidence," he said.

"So there are a lot of problems there.

"A big chunk of the issue is that we allowed the Taliban and al-Qaeda to regenerate itself when we had them on the ropes.

"That was a big mistake and it's one I'm going to correct when I'm president."

Senator Obama's Republican foes accused him of ignoring multiple assassination attempts against Karzai, and of offending a vital US ally.

"Barack Obama had no interest in Afghanistan until he started running for president," said Republican National Committee spokesman Alex Conant.

"Obama has never visited Afghanistan to meet our allies on the ground, yet he is audacious enough to assert that President Karzai has not gotten 'out of the bunker'.

"Obama's words are naively out-of-touch with reality and offensive to America's allies."

And then there is this:

Obama wants Bin Laden executed

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said in interview excerpts released Friday that Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden should be executed, if he is ever captured alive.

The Illinois Senator told CNN that the accused mastermind of the September 11 attacks in 2001 should face the full weight of US and global justice.

"I am not a cheerleader for the death penalty," Obama said.

"I think it has to be reserved for only the most heinous crimes, but I certainly think plotting and engineering the death of 3,000 Americans justifies such an approach."

"I think this is a big hypothetical, though -- let's catch him first," he said.


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

In the first article, Obama had better keep his mouth shut. If he keeps this up he is going to put our troops in more danger then they are already.

And the second article about Osama bin laden, this is the latest and most unexpected flip-flop, Obama throws bin Laden under his bus! He said before that Bin Laden should be tried as a criminal !! ....It’s not the Bin Laden I knew..

5 weeks ago he said we should “not make a martyr of Bin Laden” !!! No wonder his Rasmussen numbers are collapsing. The man is a gaffe machine!

The actual presidential contest may be: Will Obama or McCain have the bigger bus with the most 'friends' thrown under it. Biggest bus with the largest count wins????

He is against the death penalty and now he is not? Give me a break. We have all wanted Osama bin laden caputred and killed from day one. B,. Hussein Obama is a phony.

The only difference between oBama and oSama is two letters...BS.

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Contemptuous, Quisling, Insulting, Inadequate B. Hussein Obama

Obama embarrassed of America, Laughs at our society, criticizes religious, gun toting , steel working Americans.

Obama lectures us and tells Americans what to drive, how much to eat and how to live.


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

Well, lets take score … Michelle Obama is not proud of her country. Now Obama is embarrassed by America. YES, let’s elect them to the White House. NOT!

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Political Correctness Once Again Shows Its Stupid Head

Air traffic controller ad - in Braille


An airport has been accused of political correctness after advertising for a new air traffic controller in Braille.

Although '20/20 vision' is a requirement of the position at St Mary's airport on the Isles of Scilly, the application form is offered in both Braille and audio format.

But the operators of the airport say they are merely adhering to equal opportunity guidelines to avoid accusations of discrimination, reports the Daily Telegraph.

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'Men At Work' Signs To Disappear In Atlanta

'Men At Work' signs to disappear in Atlanta

Decision follows complaints by magazine editor

Across Atlanta they stood, orange signs with black letters that read "Men At Work" or "Men Working Ahead."

Sometimes, the signs stood next to women working alongside the men.

Good demanded Atlanta officials remove the signs and last week, Atlanta Public Works Commissioner Joe Basista agreed.

Score one for gender equality, Good said Wednesday.

"They get it," Good said about the city in a telephone interview.

Public Works officials are replacing 50 "Men Working" with signs that say "Workers Ahead." It will cost $22 to cover over some of the old signs and $144 to buy new signs, said Public Works spokeswoman Valerie Bell-Smith said.

Good, founding editor of Atlanta-based PINK Magazine, a publication that focuses on professional women, said she's not stopping with Atlanta.

"We're calling on the rest of the nation to follow suit and make a statement that we will not accept these subtle forms of discrimination," said Good, 48.

Good pressed the issue after Atlanta police came to her office last month on a complaint that she spray painted "wo" onto a "Men At Work" sign.

Did she do it? Good replied by complaining about the signs.

Good fired off letters complaining about the signs to Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and Gov. Sonny Perdue.

State transportation officials said they will ask contractors to remove signs specifying just men are working at a construction site.

Atlanta union leader Gina Pagnotta said some women employees of Atlanta Public Works complained about these signs years ago.

"It is a little bit bias to say 'Men Working,' " said Pagnotta, president of the Professional Association of City Employees. "Women are working, too."

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

Oh, please...get over it. This political correctness stuff has driven common sense from the world.

Don’t these women have anything better to do?

One of my girlfriends is a firemen in AZ. Sometimes she goes by the title firefighter and other times fireman. She is not hung up on it at all and thinks her performace is more important then what she is called.

What is next? Glen Campbell would need to change the lyrics of “Wichita Lineman” to “Wichita Line Worker” or some such term.

John Travolta wasn’t an “Urban Cowboy”. I guess they will insist on call the movie “Urban Cattle Handler”, or “Urban Rancher”.

The sign changed from "Men at work" to "Workers ahead". These people went from men (humans) to workers (political tools). Political correctness is about changing words to change people's minds, often in subtle and insidious ways.

I heard that in Boulder , Colorado no longer allows the use of “Man hole” because it was deemed sexist. Now it is “Utility cover”.

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:40 AM | Comments (10)

July 11, 2008

German Chancellor Merkel Uneasy Over Obama Speech At Brandenburg Gate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel uneasy over Obama Brandenburg Gate address


German Chancellor Angela Merkel has signaled unease over the prospect of a possible speech by Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama at Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Merkel has "only limited understanding for using the Brandenburg Gate as an election campaign backdrop, as it were, and has expressed skepticism about pursuing such plans," Thomas Steg, a spokesman for the chancellor, told reporters.

However, Steg stressed that the chancellor is "very happy" for Obama to visit Germany and meet her and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Berlin city officials said this week that members of the Democratic candidate's campaign had contacted them about what permission and security issues would need to be resolved before Obama could speak in front of the monument.

The Obama campaign has refused to provide specifics on his plans during an upcoming visit to Europe and the Middle East, including the candidate's interest in a possible event at the Brandenburg Gate.

"Senator Obama looks forward to his visit to Germany and his opportunity to meet with the chancellor," Obama spokesman Bill Burton said. "He has considered several sites for a possible speech, and he will choose one that makes most sense for him and his German hosts."

The gate stood for 28 years behind the Berlin Wall in communist East Germany's heavily fortified border zone. Probably the capital's best-known monument, it was once a symbol of Germany's Cold War division and now stands for its reunification.

Steg noted that the Brandenburg Gate has become "a place with a particular exclusivity, intensity and symbolism" in view of past speeches by sitting U.S. presidents and events such as a large rally in solidarity with the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

As a result, he said Merkel has voiced "great skepticism as to whether it is appropriate to bring an election campaign being fought not in Germany but in the United States to the Brandenburg Gate."

Steg said that "no German (chancellor) candidate would think of using (Washington's) National Mall or Red Square in Moscow for rallies, because it would be considered inappropriate."

He stressed that giving permission to use the venue is a matter not for Merkel's government, but for Berlin city authorities. Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit said Tuesday that he would be "delighted" for Obama to appear at the Brandenburg Gate or elsewhere.

In a famous 1987 speech that used the gate as a backdrop, President Reagan urged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "open this gate" and "tear down this wall."

In 1994, four years after German reunification, President Clinton spoke on the other, formerly eastern, side of the gate — declaring that "Berlin is free."

Organizers of Obama's campaign have said he is planning two foreign trips this summer, including stops in the Middle East and major European capitals, in an effort to boost his foreign policy credentials as he prepares for the November election against Republican John McCain.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Jens Ploetner said there had been contacts with the German Embassy in Washington regarding Obama's trip. He said that, while German officials suggested that he could visit landmarks such as Berlin's Holocaust Memorial, the Cold War-era Checkpoint Charlie border crossing and the Brandenburg Gate, they had made no recommendations on any venue for a possible Obama speech.


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

Can you imagine a candidate from Germany or France or any nation to set up shop on the capitol mall for a political rally?

Obama is pathologically arrogant!! He’s delusional, arrogant and ignorant. A very dangerous mix for the position he craves and thinks he deserves. This guy scares me.

....Thank you Cheryl for the article.

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Beyond Moron Nancy Pelosi Says To Drill In protected Areas "A Hoax"

Pressured about drilling in the millions of acres that Democrats have restricted from oil drilling and development, Speaker Nancy Pelosi answers, "Drilling is a hoax!"

It makes you understand how this bunch of Democrats became the worst Congress ever in approval ratings.

Congress ratings as of today are 9 %

DATE : 10 July 2008

Pelosi decries expanded drilling


U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said calls to drill in protected, sensitive areas is "a hoax" perpetrated by Republicans and the Bush administration.

Pelosi and other Democratic leaders unveiled proposals that would address the energy and gas price crisis, and renewed their calls for immediate drilling on nearly 100 million domestic acres already approved for exploration, The Hill reported Thursday. They also urged President George Bush to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

"This call for drilling in areas that are protected is a hoax, it's an absolute hoax on the part of the Republicans and this administration," Pelosi said. "It's a decoy to punt your attention away from the fact that their policies have produced $4-a-gallon gasoline."

Pelosi's position may put her at variance with members of the Democratic Caucus who have been moving toward striking compromises with Republicans on ways to expand domestic energy production.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said expanded offshore drilling is not off the table, and that Democrats will consider whether states should be able to choose to drill off their coasts, as Bush has suggested.

DATE: 17 June 2008


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

Pelosi is a ‘hoax on what she is playing on America’! Nobody can be this stupid enough to come up with this crap! She has taken the Congressional approval rate to single digit.

If the Republicans and Bush included could just take the bull by the horns on this and treat it like the war it is with the enemy within........ I would bet that it would turn around a lot of the negatives of the Republican party and get us on our way back to showing how Conservative thinking and doing what has to be done is what is the most important thing to do.

But it would mean for Republican politicians to play hard and not touchie feelie like so many have done. If they don't do this then they suck worse then we thought before. This is an opportunity waiting in the wings for Republicans to save the day.

Maybe I am wrong, but it sure seems lilke a real opportunity and it really would get us in such a better place regarding Oil..

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:50 AM | Comments (14)

White House Says Ruling Could Free Detainees To Walk Main Street USA

White House says ruling could free detainees in US

USA Today

WASHINGTON — The White House said Thursday that dangerous detainees at Guantanamo Bay could end up walking Main Street U.S.A. as a result of last month's Supreme Court ruling about detainees' legal rights. Federal appeals courts, however, have indicated they have no intention of letting that happen.
The high court ruling, which gave all detainees the right to petition federal judges for immediate release, has intensified discussions within the Bush administration about what to do with the roughly 270 detainees held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

"I'm sure that none of us want Khalid Sheikh Mohammed walking around our neighborhoods," White House press secretary Dana Perino said about al-Qaida's former third in command.

President Bush strongly disagreed with the Supreme Court decision that the foreigners held under indefinite detention at Guantanamo have the right to seek release in civilian courts. The 5-4 ruling was the third time the justices had repudiated Bush on his approach to holding the suspects outside the protections of U.S. law.

The legal ramifications of the Supreme Court decision remain fuzzy, but it's unlikely that a federal appeals court would order a detainee released into the United States even if a judge finds that the government was holding the detainee improperly. A court might tell the Bush administration to let a prisoner go, but it presumably would be up to the executive branch to figure out where.

Glenn Sulmasy, a national security fellow at Harvard University, said if the matter remains in the hands of civilian courts, there is an element of truth to the White House warning that detainees could be released in the United States.

He said the legislative and executive branches should find a third legal way -- not through military commissions or the civilian courts -- to deal with the detainees, perhaps a national security or other type of special court. "What is needed is a hybrid court," he said.

"But there is considered judgment, from many federal government lawyers -- all the way up to the attorney general of the United States_ that it is a very real possibility that a dangerous detainee could be released into the United States as a result of this Supreme Court decision."

Judges at Washington's federal courthouse are moving quickly to process about 200 cases involving Guantanamo Bay detainees. Those cases would force the Justice Department to say why the detainees are being held and defend the decision to label them enemy combatants. Defense attorneys are convinced that, in many cases, the evidence will not hold up.

"The judge might say to the United States, 'You don't have enough evidence to hold this person,'" Perino said. "And then what do we do? ... Is he allowed to leave? And if so, is he picked up by immigration? Even if that's the case, they're only allowed to be held for six months."

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

This is so crazy and very scary too. It may not happen but from what we have seen in the past about our courts and judges and lawyers the odds are it very well could. They let horrible bad guys out of jail all the time.

"What is needed is a hybrid court,"

And what the heck is this??? OMG

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

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9/11 Plotter Tells GITMO Judge He Would Be Proud to Attack U.S.

Waleed bin Attash
Police on April 29, 2003, arrested alleged al-Qaida operational commander Waleed bin Attash, suspected of helping plan the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, and five other alleged al-Qaida operatives in a raid in Karachi. U.S. officials also suspect Attash, a Yemeni also known as Tawfiq Attash or Khallad, coordinated the activities of two hijackers who crashed a plane into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. law enforcement officials said a plot to crash an explosives-laden small aircraft into the U.S. consulate in Karachi was uncovered with the arrests. Pakistan's Interior Minister, Faisal Saleh Hayyat, declined to comment directly on the plot, but said the arrest helped avert a major terrorist attack


Accused 9/11 Plotter Tells Guantanamo Judge He Would Be Proud to Attack U.S.

Fox News


A man facing trial at Guantanamo for allegedly running a training camp for Sept. 11 hijackers said Thursday he would be "proud" to have participated in an attack on the U.S.

"Any attack I undertook against America, or even participated or helped in, I am proud about it, and I am happy," Waleed bin Attash told a military judge.

The judge, Marine Col. Ralph Kohlmann, cut Attash off before he could say anything further that could incriminate him at his upcoming trial on charges that include murder.

Bin Attash is one of five Guantanamo prisoners charged with war crimes for their alleged roles in the Sept. 11 attacks. They could get the death penalty if convicted.

Bin Attash, who is from Yemen, spoke during a pretrial hearing to determine whether he had willingly chosen to represent himself.

Military defense lawyers had said the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, may have intimidated the others into refusing Pentagon-appointed lawyers. Bin Attash said he had not been pressured into representing himself.

At a separate hearing later, Mohammed denied pressuring any of his co-defendants. "I don't think anyone can threaten me or I can threaten them," he told the judge. "We are not gangs in the USA jails. ... Everyone respects his own view."

Mohammed said Thursday that the U.S. military is making it difficult for him to serve as his own lawyer.

Mohammed, who has rejected his Pentagon-appointed attorneys, says the military has not given him paper in his cell and failed to deliver a legal motion he wrote to the judge on this U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba.

"We are not in normal situation. We are in hell," the Pakistani, who had a wide gray beard, told the judge in broken English.

A hearing for a third defendant, Ramzi Binalshibh, was postponed because he refused to leave his cell

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

I am looking forward to when these terrorists are put to death. Their mouthing off, their threats never stop.

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

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July 10, 2008

Change Agent Obama on FISA

Senate Approves Bill to Broaden Wiretap Powers

NY Times


The Senate gave final approval on Wednesday to a major expansion of the government’s surveillance powers, handing President Bush one more victory in a series of hard-fought clashes with Democrats over national security issues.

The measure, approved by a vote of 69 to 28, is the biggest revamping of federal surveillance law in 30 years. It includes a divisive element that Mr. Bush had deemed essential: legal immunity for the phone companies that cooperated in the National Security Agency wiretapping program he approved after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The vote came two and a half years after public disclosure of the wiretapping program set off a fierce national debate over the balance between protecting the country from another terrorist strike and ensuring civil liberties. The final outcome in Congress, which opponents of the surveillance measure had conceded for weeks, seemed almost anticlimactic in contrast.

Mr. Bush, appearing in the Rose Garden just after his return from Japan, called the vote “long overdue.” He promised to sign the measure into law quickly, saying it was critical to national security and showed that “even in an election year, we can come together and get important pieces of legislation passed.”

The issue put Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, in a particularly precarious spot. He had long opposed giving legal immunity to the phone companies that took part in the N.S.A.’s wiretapping program, even threatening a filibuster during his run for the nomination. But on Wednesday, he ended up voting for what he called “an improved but imperfect bill” after backing a failed attempt earlier in the day to strip the immunity provision from the bill through an amendment.

Mr. Obama’s decision last month to reverse course angered some ardent supporters, who organized an Internet drive to influence his vote. And his position came to symbolize the continuing difficulties that Democrats have faced in striking a position on national security issues even against a weakened president. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Democrat of New York, who had battled Mr. Obama for the nomination, voted against the bill.

Senator John McCain, the likely Republican presidential nominee, was campaigning in Ohio and did not vote, though he has consistently supported the immunity plan.

The ACLU oh how wonderful they are....NOT. They are going to sue about this.

ACLU Announces Legal Challenge To Follow President’s Signature

"With one vote, Congress has strengthened the executive branch, weakened the judiciary and rendered itself irrelevant,” said Caroline Fredrickson, Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. “This bill – soon to be law – is a constitutional nightmare. Americans should know that if this legislation is enacted and upheld, what they say on international phone calls or emails is no longer private. The government can listen in without having a specific reason to do so. Our rights as Americans have been curtailed and our privacy can no longer be assumed.”

In advance of the president’s signature, the ACLU announced its plan to challenge the new law in court.

“This fight is not over. We intend to challenge this bill as soon as President Bush signs it into law,” said Jameel Jaffer, Director of the ACLU National Security Project. “The bill allows the warrantless and dragnet surveillance of Americans’ international telephone and email communications. It plainly violates the Fourth Amendment.”

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

LOL I love this and notice the look on McCain's face at the end of the video.


Hear that popping noise??? it’s the exploding heads of the lunatic liberals as they get steamed which is causing the air between their ears to heat at an uncontrollable rate.

Democratic Underground is furious with Obama. hahaha

"This fight is not over." ACLU will challenge FISA update in court

“Sorry folks. It isn’t OKAY that Obama failed us on FISA.”

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Yellowcake–Saddam’s Cake Mix Hauled in Secret From Iraq To Canada

Secret U.S. Mission Hauls Uranium From Iraq To Canada

Last major stockpile from Saddam's nuclear efforts arrives in Canada. The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program — a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium — reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.

The removal of 550 metric tons of "yellowcake" — the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment — was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam's nuclear legacy. It also brought relief to U.S. and Iraqi authorities who had worried the cache would reach insurgents or smugglers crossing to Iran to aid its nuclear ambitions.

What's now left is the final and complicated push to clean up the remaining radioactive debris at the former Tuwaitha nuclear complex about 12 miles south of Baghdad — using teams that include Iraqi experts recently trained in the Chernobyl fallout zone in Ukraine

U.S. Delivers Iraqi Uranium to Canadian Firm

Fox News

The U.S. military has finished delivering 550 tons of yellowcake uranium — left over from the late Saddam Hussein's nuclear weapons-making era — from Iraq to a uranium trading company in Canada, Pentagon officials confirmed to FOX News on Monday.

Cameco, which sells the natural uranium, also called "yellowcake," to electricity-producing utilities around the world, bought the uranium for an undisclosed price several weeks ago.

To assist in the sale, the U.S. military transported the uranium over the weekend to "ensure its safe transit," senior Pentagon officials said.

"The Department of Defense was responsible for the safe and secure transfer of materials from Iraq to the country of purchase," Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. "The cargo was transported by convoy from Tuwaitha nuclear research facility in Baghdad to a secure location in the Green Zone" and then loaded onto a C-17 and flown to an intermediate location via 37 sorties, he said.

Once at that intermediate location, which Whitman declined to reveal, the cargo was shipped to a third country where it was loaded onto a U.S.-flagged cargo ship. It was transported from there to Canada.

Tuwaitha is the facility that was bombed by Israel in 1981 and again by the U.S. during the 1991 Gulf War. It was a centerpiece of Hussein's nuclear weapons effort, and was looted shortly after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

According to senior Pentagon officials, the U.S. spent an estimated $70 million to ship the yellowcake. Iraq has promised to reimburse the U.S. for the money spent flying the nuclear component.

Yellowcake, depending on market conditions, can be worth anywhere from $60 to $85 per pound.

Officials told The New York Times that while the material could not be used in its current form for a nuclear weapon or dirty bomb, the unstable environment in Iraq, along with the health dangers that can be caused from it sitting around in concentrated forms, encouraged officials to make sure it was put in secure hands.

The Times noted that the yellowcake removed from Iraq is not the same yellowcake that President Bush claimed in his 2003 State of the Union address that Hussein tried to buy from Niger.

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

This will hurt the argument that Bush lied and this was a war for oil. heh heh

How come they never say they were wrong????

This is fantastic news for the Bush Administration, but it's now up to the them to wave this in front of the face of anyone who spouts this lie about no WMDs in Iraq. We shall see.

"Everyone is very happy to have this safely out of Iraq," said a senior U.S. official who outlined the nearly three-month operation to The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject. "

When the Democrats were in power Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, biological, chemical and may be even nuclear.

Democrats Hypocrisy Over The Iraq War

WMD Quotes from Democrats

Democrats on Iraq + WMD’s (Weapons of Mass Destruction)“…At one time the Democrats and Republicans agreed on one thing: that Iraq and Saddam Hussein had WMD’s (Weapons of Mass Destruction) and would use them. …”


....Thank you Jack for sending this article to me. Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent

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Michelle Obama Showing Envy


Michelle Obama sarcastically slams Angelina Jolie as "real important people" with a sideways snear in this video. Angelina Jolie is mostly a left-wing celebrity, but she has done a lot for people as the UN Goodwill Ambassador. In my opinion she's done more for others than this America-hating super-important potential First Lady!

Here is the video CLICK HERE. It is right after it starts.

And also this:
From EW June '08:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Clint Eastwood is one of our most famous Republicans. Did you talk politics with him on the set?

ANGELINA JOLIE: Actually, we don't disagree as much as you'd think. I think people assume I'm a Democrat. But I'm registered Independent and I'm still undecided. So I'm looking at McCain as well as Obama. Clint can teach me about things domestically and I'm more aware of some things internationally. So it was less a debate and more things we found interesting. But for the first few weeks I was just too nervous to get into any deep conversation!

Jolie learned to fly a plane

Jolie with General Petraeus


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

Michelle Obama is full of hate, and full of herself.

Angelina may be a liberal, but she has more experience and knowledge about the situation in Iraq than either Obama has. She can be commended for putting her feet where her mouth is and taking action to help the disadvantaged and she has earned my respect for forging a real family that she keeps near her. She and Brad have used their celebrity for lots of good. Also, they give not only their money but their time too. As I posted before she is very pro gun and when she came back from Iraq and visiting the troops she publicly praised the success of our troops in Iraq.

At least they walk their talk. Michelle Obama hasn't a clue what that means. I think Ms. "I Hate America" put her foot in it -again- by slamming Jolie.

Joli has been to Iraq and supports the troops and the people of Iraq... Cindy McCain has been to Vietnam and supports the poor and landmine victims... Michelle Obama has been to.... Where has she been to? Oh wait ......Obamamamma has been to the combat Chicago.

After her sarcastic crack about Angelina, she started in on the “joke” of Barack being a style icon because of his old clothes and shoes. She puts him down constantly. I think I have heard and read her doing this at least 15 times of more. Husbands and wives don’t always see eye to eye, but I think it’s incredibly disrespectful and rude to demean your spouse in public. I can’t imagine how Michelle acts in the privacy of their own home. Scary thought!

A very hostile, angry, and ill-tempered woman.

Something else about this that Nicholas brought up. Maybe she is not only jealous of Jolie but also Cindy McCain. There are some similar things about them.

Senator John McCain and his wife, Cindy, in a 1999 family photograph with, from left, Meghan, Bridget, Jimmy and Jack.

Cindy learned to fly a plane

Cindy is well off. When her Father passed away she took over the business and has it imaking more money then ever before.

Cindy is pro gun

Cindy has an adopted special needs child

Cindy works very hard for simliar causes as Jolie , helping disadvantage children around the world.

The bottom line is that Jolie has come a long way from being pretty screwed up years ago. I am glad to see the changes in her. I see no changes in Michelle Obama from the things she spouted back in college right up to now.

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Jesse Jackson Learns Lesson About Open Mic

Jesse Jackson Tape: Open Mic Catches Audio of Disparaging Obama Remarks


" ‘We held back some of this conversation… we didn’t feel it had any relevance to the conversation this evening. We are not out to get Jesse Jackson. We are not out to embarrass him and we are not out to make him look bad. If we were, we would have used what we had, which is more damaging than what you have heard’

The comments were made prior to an interview Jackson did Sunday morning on Fox & Friends.

The video shows Jackson chatting with Reid Tuckson, EVP of United Health Group. The two were at Fox News Channel's Chicago bureau getting ready to be interviewed about a new health care initiative.

Jackson was apparently unaware his microphone was hot when he made the comments about Obama, which we're told are racial in nature.

CNN, anchor Don Lemon reported that Rev. Jackson had reached out to the network to apologize for the comments.

Later, during The Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer and Lemon interviewed Jackson about his comments. At one point, Blitzer said, "because it's so crude, we can't even repeat it on the air right now."

Jackson told CNN that he didn’t realize his remarks were captured by a “hot” microphone. In a helpful tip to folks like Jesse Jackson that they might want to understand that all microphones are live and hot and all cell phone have cameras and video.

Jesse Jackson apoloogy statement:


Speaking to CNN Wednesday, Jackson said he feels “very distressed” over the comments.

“This is a sound bite in a broader conversation about urban policy and racial disparities. I feel very distressed because I’m supportive of this campaign and with the senator, what he has done and is doing,” he said. “I said he comes down as speaking down to black people. The moral message must be a much broader message. What we need really is racial justice and urban policy and jobs and health care. That’s a range of issues on the menu.

“Then I said something I regret was crude. It was very private. And very much a sound bite,” he also said.

In a statement issued earlier Wednesday to CNN, Jackson said, “For any harm or hurt that this hot mic private conversation may have caused, I apologize. My support for Senator Obama’s campaign is wide, deep and unequivocal. I cherish this redemptive and historical moment.”


Since it is not Imus saying this they are letting it slide.

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

Some are saying this was all a set up and Fox News fell for it. Others say it is for real and Jesse Jackson can't stand Obama. I guess there is no way to tell unless we saw the complete video. I do know so far Jesse has not endorsed Obama so it might not be a set up. Jackson has never been well liked by black leaders in Chicago and elsewhere, even those who agree with him politically. King never trusted him and called him totally self-seeking.

Right at the end of his ‘cuttin off nuts’ comment he makes a motion that looks like he’s slicing under the table! To me that shows a lot of anger or rage and it is directed at Obama. LOL

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Obama Says Your Kids Need to Learn Jive er ah Spanish

Barack Obama says “instead of worrying about immigrants having to learn English” we Americans “need to make sure our children can learn Spanish”.

Watch as Barack Obama gets more worked up over not enough American kids learning Spanish than Immigrants learning English.

Lou Dobbs last night pointed out in his commentary that Obama's remarks were "breathtaking," "pandering of the lowest sort," and socially divisive. He also pointed out the ironies that nearly 30 FOREIGN nations have English as their official language and that Obama himself knows no Spanish!


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

Obama has consistently opposed making English the official language so much so that he has voted against making it the official English four times in 2006 and 2007

He was one of 34 senators who voted against the measure.

He wants all of us to speak French, Spanish and what will be next? All the while Obama’s 2nd language is uh uh,, duh ,, uh well,, uh uh.! When B. Hussein Obama speaks off the cuff, I swear I don't understand how he ever earned the title “articulate”?

There is a HUGE difference between being multi-lingual as an individual, and the first language of a country. I am fine with anyone being able to speak more then one language. I think it is cool actually. But this is not what Obama is up to, he wants us to cater to the illegals plain and simple!

And another thing about which this empty suit has no clue.

There’s a reason most Americans don’t go out of their way to learn other languages. All around the world, people learn English. Because they want to.

Anyone who has ever spent years learning a language, only to go to Europe or Asia and have a bunch of people dying to speak English to them, knows this fact very well. Today and for the foreseeable future, English is the language of business, of entertainment, of technology. We don’t make the rest of the world learn English; they do that all by themselves.

And if we had to learn some other language to do what we wanted to do in the world, we would. Duh.

But we don’t. Sure there are minor inconveniences on the individual level for English-only speakers, but for most people they don’t rise to the level of requiring the investment it takes to learn another language. For those who do need to learn another language, of course they do so (assuming they can).

If someone wants to learn another language for the sake of learning, or for some personal reason, that’s beautiful. But it’s simply not necessary to know any language but English almost anywhere in the world today.

We all have learned how many of our troops are learning other languages and that is normal in war. Many of these soldiers that can do this will go on further in their military career as well. It is a huge help to our troops to be able to learn the language of the enemy. But once again this is NOT what Obama is demanding.

Why isn’t America ashamed to have such an Anti-America, Anti-Military, Anti-Semetic, Racist, Elitist, Presumptuous bastard as a candidate for POTUS?

Obama's other lanugage? heh heh

Airplane! - "Oh stewardess, I speak jive"

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Obama Is Embarrassed Of Americans

Obama Embarrassed Americans Cannot Speak French On Our Vacations to Europe

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

Sheesh I am so sick of this girly man and his wife putting down our country and Americans!!! I am not positive but I don't think Obama has ever been to Europe. Other places yes, but not Europe. He is such a horrible person!

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July 09, 2008

Harry Reid Goes Apoplectic On Mitch McConnell

Leader Losing It


There was a remarkable exchange on the floor of the Senate between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. It offers pretty stunning evidence of how personally petty Reid is, as well as his penchant for defining “partisanship” as anything that keeps him from getting his way.

The particulars here aren’t terribly important, but what happened was this: The Senate was voting on a Medicare bill bloated with new spending. The bill was also an attempt to prevent cuts in payment rates to doctors who treat seniors on Medicare, and Democrats wanted to pay for that by taking the funds from Medicare Advantage, a private fee-for-service plan. The president would likely have vetoed the bill in its current form and Senate Republicans opposed the gutting of Medicare Advantage, so Senate Republicans blocked the bill. The trouble is that if the Senate doesn’t resolve the issue very soon, doctors will stop receiving Medicare funds. So Republicans proposed a 30-day extension to allow more time to hammer out a compromise. Democrats blocked the proposed extension. The impasse here caused Reid to go apoplectic on Mitch McConnell.

SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “I have said we are all here by virtue of being elected by our respective States. I had out here earlier today our Velcro chart, 79 filibusters. Is it any wonder that the House seats that came up during the off year — Hastert’s went Republican, a Republican district that went Democratic; a seat in Louisiana that was a longtime Republican seat went Democratic. Is it any wonder that the State of Mississippi sent us a Democratic House Member? It is no wonder because they see what is going on over here. . . . Mr. President, I am sure it was a Freudian slip — 59 Democrats voted for this. But next year at this time, there will be 59 Democrats at least.” (Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, S.6233, 06/26/08)

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): Here we are a few days before the doctors receive this unconscionable cut, and the majority is saying it is more important to play politics with this issue, to brag about the fact there are 59 Democrats who voted to go forward, to talk, of all things, during the Medicare debate about who won special elections for the House of Representatives in Illinois, Mississippi, or Louisiana. What in the world does that have to do with the subject matter?

The subject matter before us is not playing political games. . . . And the reality is that the refusal of the majority to approach this issue on a bipartisan basis, as has been typically done in the past, will lead to a Presidential veto, a reduction in the reimbursement rates for doctors, an expiration at the end of the week. There is a way forward to get back together like we have typically done on this, and that is to approve a 30-day extension.

SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “A veto by the President? Gee whiz, who would be afraid of him? He has a 29-percent approval rating. How in the world could anybody be afraid of him vetoing a bill? I cannot imagine why anyone would care about that. . . . I say to my friend and I say I don’t know how many people are up here for reelection, but I am watching a few of them pretty closely, I say to all these people who are up for reelection: If you think you can go home and say, I voted no because this weak President, the weakest political standing since they have done polling, I voted because I was afraid to override his veto — come on.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ridicules the idea of a veto of a Medicare payment bill from President Bush and then threatens Republicans who won't vote with him. Here is a YouTube video of part of the exchange ......

As for his sniffing about being afraid of Bush’s low 29-percent approval rating, Reid would do well to remember that Congress’s approval rating is currently 18.5 percent. Reid’s personal approval rating back in Nevada is 43 percent and has been as low as 32 percent, late last year.


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

Reid is a power hungry traitor. McConnell is trying to get him on track, and Reid continues to play politics even after he’d been called out — injecting irrelevant comments about the president’s approval rating and other obvious jabs that have nothing to do with the matter at hand. Little weasel.

I just checked on and Congress has a 10 percent favorable approval rating.

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Obama Says Critics Haven't Been Listening ~ Waaaaa

LMAO this is hilarious it is a Barack Obama 57 State Remix

Obama Says His Critics Haven’t Been Listening


Senator Barack Obama on Tuesday forcefully addressed concerns that he had moved too quickly to the political center, acknowledging complaints from “my friends on the left” about his statements on Iraq, his approaches to evangelicals and his remarks on other issues that have alarmed some of his supporters.

“Look, let me talk about the broader issue, this whole notion that I am shifting to the center,” he told a crowd gathered at a town hall-style meeting in this Atlanta suburb. “The people who say this apparently haven’t been listening to me.”

“I am someone who is no doubt progressive,” he said, adding that he believed in universal health care and that government had a strong role to play in overseeing financial institutions and cracking down on abuses in bankruptcies and the like.

Mr. Obama has faced a wave of complaints from his followers in recent weeks that he is tacking hard toward the political center and moving away from his liberal base now that he is in a general election campaign.

“I believe in personal responsibility; I also believe in faith,” he said. “That’s not something new; I’ve been talking about that for years. So the notion that this is me trying to look” — he waved his hands around his head — “centrist is not true.”

Regarding his position on Iraq, he said, “Don’t be confused: I will bring the Iraq war to a close when I am president of the United States of America.”


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

Obama we aren't stupid !

Progressive = communist

One of the reasons Obama survives is because the MSM keeps giving him a free pass.

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Bin Laden's Youngest Son Doesn't Fall Far From Islamonut Tree

Hamza Bin Laden son of the world's most wanted man, Osama Bin Laden, is a battle-hardened zealot fully prepared to kill for his cause. Not only ready, but experienced at fighting and killing in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Bin Laden's son in web terror rant


Baby-faced Hamza Bin Laden — just 16 but already dubbed the Crown Prince of Terror — also ranted in his evil ode that the US and our other allies must be wiped out.

The teen declared in his demented ditty to fanatics:

“Accelerate the destruction of America, Britain, France and Denmark.”

He continued: “Oh God, reward the fighters hitting the infidels and defectors. Oh God, guide the youth of the Islamic nation and let them assist with the fighters’ plans.

“God, be pleased with those who want to go for jihad — and blind those who are watching and want to capture them.”

The vile verses, by the youngest of the al-Qaeda warlord’s 18 sons, appeared on an extremist website to mark three years since the 7/7 London suicide bombings killed 52 innocents.

The poem urged: “Grant victory to the Taliban over the gangs of infidels.”

His words — believed to be recited by the lad himself — accompanied a short video clip featuring old footage of his dad.

A short introduction announced: “We now offer you a new poem by Sheikh Hamza Bin Laden, may God protect him.” Hamza — thought to be hiding on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border — is Bin Laden’s only son by his Saudi wife.

Respected terrorist expert Chris Dobson said: “Despite his youth he is emerging as Bin Laden’s likely heir.” Tory MP Patrick Mercer, a member of the Home Affairs Committee, said: “The sins of the father are being visited upon the son. We now have the Crown Prince of Terror taking up his father’s mantle.”
Author and internet terror expert Neil Doyle warned: “There’s been a rising level of extremist chatter online about attacks on Britain. The comments will add fuel to that.” Jacqui Putnam, who survived the 7/7 attacks, said: “It’s deeply distressing. He should be doing what any boy his age in any culture should be doing and finding out about life in a normal way.”

The Muslim Council of Britain also blasted the poem, branding al-Qaeda “mass murderers”.

Some more on Hamza Bin Laden

Terrorism: Bin Laden son named al-Qaeda heir

adakronos international

Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's youngest son Hamza is being groomed to take over from his father as leader of the terror network, says former Islamist Yemeni militant, Muhammad Sayd.

Sayd told the Arab satellite TV network Al-Arabiya that the 16-year old had been selected for the role.

"Young Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama, has been chosen to lead the al-Qaeda organisation in the future," said Sayd, who has been close to the al-Qaeda leader in the past.

"I have met Hamza several times and the last time was 20 days before the '9/11' attacks. He is a very religious boy, he learnt the Koran by heart at a young age and has been educated in Jihad (Holy War)," Sayd told Al-Arabiya, the Saudi-backed based in the United Arab Emirates.

"When I met him, he already knew who to used light weapons and how to escape from guerrilla attacks," Sayd said, adding that Hamza writes poetry.

Hamza is well placed to take over his father's job in the future, Sayd said.

"He is the only son by Osama' s Saudi wife, and has always had a different education from the other children," he said.

Sayd claimed Hamza is used to a spartan existence and is able to face the difficulties of such living conditions.

"He loved the simple life, unlike his brother Omar, who decided to return to Saudi Arabia [the bin Ladens' homeland] and has now married an Englishwoman," he said.


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

I hope that someone steps on the little cockroach from the Taliban Trinity Church of head choppers!

He needs to be DEAD asap. And I could care less how young he is, so what. An enemy can be any age, and a man or a woman.

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John Edwards " Pick Me" Pick Meeeee"

Edwards would 'seriously consider' VP offer


John Edwards said Tuesday that if he were asked to accept the vice presidential slot or a cabinet position in a potential Barack Obama administration, he would “seriously consider” whatever the Illinois senator asked him to do.

It has been widely reported that the former North Carolina senator is on Obama’s vice presidential shortlist. On Tuesday, NPR interviewer Guy Raz called the former Democratic presidential candidate’s presence on the list an “open secret,” and asked Edwards whether he’d weigh accepting a vice presidential offer, or might take himself out of consideration as Virginia Senator Jim Webb had done Monday.

“I’m glad to hear that’s an open secret because I didn’t know it,” joked Edwards of his rumored consideration as Obama’s running mate.

“My answer to that is, I’ve run for vice president, I’ve run for president twice. I would do anything that I felt I could do to serve this country but I think it’s a huge presumption for me or anybody else to suggest what Senator Obama may decide,” he said.

To answer your question directly: I don’t expect to be asked, have no expectation about it at all, I will – anything that Senator Obama asks me to do, including this, including campaigning for him, I intend to do, because what I’m going to do, I intend to take seriously,” he added. “What I intend to do is everything in my power, use everything in my power to make sure that he’s the next president.”

Pressed on whether that meant he might join the ticket if asked, Edwards would not rule it out. “I am prepared to seriously consider anything, anything he asks me to do for our country,” he told NPR.

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

As VP, maybe he could also head a new Cabinet position in Obama's Universal Health Care scheme--- "Secretary of Ambulance-Chasing".

Edwards would 'seriously consider' VP offer

Edwards would seriously consider an offer from the "Book of the Month Club" He would take anything he could get.

LOL , Obama who thinks there are 57 states, and a VP who thinks there are 2 Americas.

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July 08, 2008

Some News That Prayers Sure Can Help With........

Linda is my blog mom, she helped me set up my blog so I could be a blogger. She is also my closest friend, and we have known each other for many years.

I have been waiting for Linda to post about this at her blog before I would share about it here. She has done so today.

Linda had brain surgery 10 years ago and all has been great. The turmor she had was removed.

She just found out the tumor is back it is called re-growth.

Linda goes into the details at her blog......Something....and half of Something.

Lots of love and prayers for you Linda! You are an awesome person!!!

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Candidates' Vices: Craps and Poker

Candidates' Vices: Craps and Poker

Time at CNN

The casino craps player is a social animal, a thrill seeker who wants not just to win but to win with a crowd. Unlike cards or a roulette wheel, well-thrown dice reward most everyone on the rail, yielding a collective yawp that drowns out the slots. It is a game for showmen, Hollywood stars and basketball legends with girls on their arms. It is also a favorite pastime of the presumptive Republican nominee for President, John McCain.

The backroom poker player, on the other hand, is more cautious and self-absorbed. Card games may be social, but they are played in solitude. No need for drama. The quiet card counter is king, and only a novice banks on luck. In this game, a good bluff trumps blind faith, and the studied observer beats the showman. So it is fitting that the presumptive Democratic nominee, Barack Obama, raked in so many pots in his late-night games with political friends.

For centuries, the nation's political leaders have loved their games of chance.

Andrew Jackson owned fighting cocks and raced horses.

Richard Nixon helped finance his first congressional race with his World War II poker winnings.

Teddy Roosevelt noted that the professional gamblers he knew "usually made good soldiers."

But even among this crowd, McCain and Obama are distinctive. For both men, games of chance have been not just a hobby but also a fundamental feature in their development as people and politicians.

For Obama, weekly poker games with lobbyists and fellow state senators helped cement his position as a rising star in Illinois politics.

For McCain, jaunts to the craps table helped burnish his image as a political hot dog who relished the thrill of a good fight, even if the risk of failure was high.

The Thrill of the Game

McCain's passion for gambling and taking other risks has never been a secret. He was a Navy flyer, trained in the art of controlled crash landings on aircraft carriers. He spent his youth sneaking booze behind the backs of his schoolmasters and reveling in his stack of demerits. He came of age on shore leave in the casinos of Monte Carlo, in a Navy culture that had long embraced dice in the officers' clubs.

The moral code of McCain's youth always distinguished between sins of honor and sins of pleasure. "Don't lie, cheat or steal — anything else is fair game," McCain told his son Jack when the boy left for the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. In his memoir, McCain recalls that by his mid-20s, he "had begun to aspire to a reputation for more commendable achievements than long nights of drinking and gambling."

Over time he gave up the drinking bouts, but he never quite kicked the periodic yen for dice. In the past decade, he has played on Mississippi riverboats, on Indian land, in Caribbean craps pits and along the length of the Las Vegas Strip.

Back in 2005 he joined a group of journalists at a magazine-industry conference in Puerto Rico, offering betting strategy on request. "Enjoying craps opens up a window on a central thread constant in John's life," says John Weaver, McCain's former chief strategist, who followed him to many a casino. "Taking a chance, playing against the odds."

Aides say McCain tends to play for a few thousand dollars at a time and avoids taking markers, or loans, from the casinos, which he has helped regulate in Congress. "He never, ever plays on the house," says Mark Salter, a McCain adviser. The goal, say several people familiar with his habit, is never financial. He loves the thrill of winning and the camaraderie at the table.

Only recently have McCain's aides urged him to pull back from the pastime. In the heat of the G.O.P. primary fight last spring, he announced on a visit to the Vegas Strip that he was going to the casino floor. When his aides stopped him, fearing a public relations disaster, McCain suggested that they ask the casino to take a craps table to a private room, a high-roller privilege McCain had indulged in before. His aides, with alarm bells ringing, refused again, according to two accounts of the discussion.

"He clearly knows that this is on the borderline of what is acceptable for him to be doing," says a Republican who has watched McCain play. "And he just sort of revels in it."

If McCain plays craps for thrills, Obama sees gambling as a way to vent his competitive urge. His love of basketball is well known. "I could get to the rim on anybody," he told HBO's Bryant Gumbel of his high school hoops days. He could not even play golf for fun, taking lessons to lower his handicap after a few poor performances. "Barack hates to lose," says Dan Shomon, an old Chicago political aide.

Poker may be sedentary, but it is no less competitive. Obama played most regularly as an Illinois state senator in the late 1990s. The legislature met in Springfield, which had little to recommend it after hours, except on Wednesday nights, when "The Committee Meeting," as it was nicknamed, convened in state senator Terry Link's basement. Obama and fellow senators made up the "core four." The game began at 7 p.m. and often lasted until 2 a.m. There were pizza and chips, a fridge full of beer, and enough cigars for a smoke-filled room. Obama usually showed up in a baseball cap and sweats. He cadged cigarettes and drank a beer, kept up with the boys'-night-out banter and roared at the off-color stories. When he lost a hand, Obama joked that he couldn't afford gasoline to drive home.

But he always had his head in the game. The stakes were low enough — $1 ante and $3 top raise — to afford a long shot. Not Obama. He studied the cards as closely as he would an eleventh-hour amendment to a bill. The odds were religion to him. Only rarely did he bluff. "He had a pretty good idea about what his chances were," says Denny Jacobs, a former state senator from East Moline.

Obama's play-to-win approach drove other players crazy. Former state senator Larry Walsh, a conservative corn farmer from Joliet, once got ready to pull in a pot with a four-of-a-kind hand. But Obama had four of a kind too, of higher rank. Walsh slammed down his cards. "Doggone it, Barack, if you were more liberal in your card-playing and more conservative in your politics, you and I would get along much better," he said.

Obama used the sessions to bond with those who could aid his political ascent, including several lawmakers with whom he forged lasting political alliances, as well as some lobbyists. The banks, utilities and insurance agents were often represented. "We all became buddies in the card games, but there never were any favors granted," says David Manning of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois.

Obama usually left a winner. But he reaped a bigger payoff politically. When he announced his plans to run for the U.S. Senate, his poker pals — white guys from small-town Illinois — were among his earliest supporters.

Link says the Wednesday-night gang didn't realize how far Obama would go: "Nobody said, 'Mr. President, it's your deal.' " But Obama's risk-averse, methodical approach to five-card stud gives Link confidence in his potential governing style. "If he runs his presidency the way he plays poker, I'll sleep good at night," he says.

What do the candidates' gambling proclivities tell us about who they are? Politicians talk of their campaigns as grand contests of ideas. But in practice, the political battle is both a crapshoot and a poker game, a study in managing risk and in manipulating people.

And there is no bigger gamble than a presidential run, which both candidates have conducted very differently this cycle.

McCain's campaign, like his life, has been marked by its embrace of living dangerously and by clear runs of fortune and disappointment.

Obama, meanwhile, has succeeded, no less remarkably, by diligently executing a premeditated strategy. But the general-election game is new to both men. And as the stakes rise, both know they'll need a little luck.

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

BIAS bias BIAS big time in this article. hahahaha Just soooo obvious!

Not to quibble, but the card counter is king in blackjack, not poker. However, poker is a game of deception.

The casino craps player is a social animal, a thrill seeker who wants not just to win but to win with a crowd.

Total bilge! Roulette has a crowd, too. You play craps because you believe the odds are the best and you like the action of the game not because you want to get down with your fellow gambling homeys. Where do they find these putzes?

It makes it seem like McCain almost has a gambling problem: he's a risk taker, he's crazy, he's almost immoral in his high-falutin' pleasure seeking. Yee Haa!

Now, Obama on the other hand, is a thinker. He's careful. He wins. He wins a lot. He's smarter than other politicians. He uses poker as a bonding exercise. It makes him a more effective politician.

Oh, and Obama also walks on water.

The coverage just seems so over-the-top.

LMAO, next I am expecting an article on how the candidates apply ketchup to their french fries. Short summation: Obama applies ketchup in a god-like manner, while John McCain massacres his french fries in an angry orgy of corrupt, influence-peddling, blood-soaked storm of condiments.

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Obama Switches Location For Speech To Accept DNC Nomination

Obama shifts venue for main convention speech to big football stadium

International Herald Triibune

Senator Barack Obama will accept his party's nomination in a Denver football stadium that seats more than 75,000 people, campaign officials said Monday, a late change in plans intended to take advantage of the candidate's ability to draw huge crowds.

The Obama campaign's decision to hold the convention's headliner event at Invesco stadium, nearly two miles, or about three kilometers, away from the main convention hall at the Pepsi Center, harked back to the decision by John F. Kennedy to accept the Democratic Party nomination at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles in 1960.

But the announcement came after the news media had spent months planning coverage under the seemingly safe assumption that all four nights of the convention would take place at the Pepsi Center, which seats 19,000 people.

The challenge was especially high for the major television networks, which pour millions of dollars into elaborate sky box and floor sets devised to showcase their own stars along with the candidates themselves.

The television network chiefs were to hold a meeting late Monday to discuss how to collectively handle the change in plans, which will now require extra sets and camera locations.

Executives at all of the networks said the move to the stadium may require them to scale back plans for the first three nights of the convention in a year when the unexpectedly long Democratic nominating season and tough economic times already have strained news budgets.

For the past few election cycles, the networks have chafed at providing blanket coverage of the conventions, complaining that they have become little more than stage-managed press releases for all-but-certain candidacies and no longer produce real news.

The excitement surrounding the presidential election this year has produced extraordinary television ratings that could change the network deliberations.

Obama's campaign has clearly decided that the benefits of placing Obama in front of a roaring crowd of 75,000, on a day that also happens to be the anniversary of the "I Have a Dream Speech" by the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., are worth the cost of agitated television network executives.

The Democratic National Convention Committee said it would party fill the stadium with Colorado residents. Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for Obama, said that the move to a stadium that can hold more people and not just party regulars and supporters was in keeping with Obama's "priority to open up the political process."

But the decision also allows Obama take advantage of his ability to bring tens of thousands to their feet in a way that few politicians can.

Matt Burns, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, said the stadium move amounted to simply "stagecraft and theatrics."


Guess the Obama campaign is holding a raffel so people can have a chance to “win” a seat at the stadium!

"On Thursday, August 28th, he’s scheduled to formally accept the Democratic nomination in a speech at the convention hall in front of the assembled delegates.

Instead, the convention will move to an outdoor stadium where Barack will join more than 75,000 people for a huge, free, open-air event and deliver his acceptance speech to the American people.

It’s going to be an amazing event, and Barack would like you to join him. Free tickets will become available as the date approaches, but we’ve reserved a special place for a few of the people who brought us this far and who continue to drive this campaign.

If you make a donation of $5 or more between now and midnight on July 31st, you could be one of 10 supporters chosen to fly to Denver and spend two days and nights at the convention, meet Barack backstage, and watch his acceptance speech in person. Each of the ten supporters who are selected will be able to bring one guest to join them.

Make a donation now and you could have a front row seat to history:

We’ll follow up with more details on this and other convention activities as we get closer, but please take a moment and pass this note to someone you know who might like to be there.

It will be an event you’ll never forget.

Thank you,
David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America"


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

There is something sick about this whole thing. I will not compare this guy to any leader; because he’s not a leader. He’s a figurehead for some political power and the public doesn’t realize it.

I wonder if they will bring in a popular band to play before his speech, to make sure people show up.

Denver has some terrific lightning strikes in August; ‘twould be a delight to see the consternation if BO’s “really big shew” gets cancelled because of Divine improvidence.

Add to this Obama’s going all the way to Germany to deliver a speech at Brandenburg gate like Kennedy, when he wouldn’t even go to Alaska!

With the help of the media, the ENTIRE WORLD was already going to be able to view his acceptance speech at the convention. This is about getting as many people as possible to be there in person to ADORE him. It’s all about him.

Obama Speech in Germany and THEN IN DENVER

video :Pink Floyd- The Wall

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Photojournalist A Maggot...Zoriah Miller....Banned By Marines In Iraq

Photojournalist Banned by Marines in Iraq

Zoriah Miller was an embedded blogger. He's a photojournalist who has posted a photo of Marine KIA.

This vile horrible person blogs at

Zoriah Miller says he was censored by the U.S. military in the Iraqi city of Fallujah after photographing Marines who died in a suicide bombing. Zoriah Miller posted those pictures on his blog, was dismissed from his embed assignment, and is now screaming censorship.

Ventura County Star ....for complete article

BAGHDAD — It's a disturbing picture.

The dead Marine is lying on his back, his face damaged beyond recognition because of the blast.

But for photojournalist and blogger Zoriah Miller, 32, it was important to capture the daily toll of war in Iraq.

"I just feel this war has become so sanitized that it was important to show," said Zoriah, who prefers to go by his first name. "My only discomfort is the idea that the family could accidentally stumble on it."
The Marine commanders who saw the photograph were not happy, saying it violated a "trust" between the military and journalists.

Claims of security risks

Zoriah was immediately "disembedded" from a Marine unit and barred from working with the military in Anbar.

In Gen. John F. Kelly's letter officially kicking him out of province, the Marines said Zoriah "provided the enemy with specific information on the effectiveness of the attack and the response of U.S. and Iraqi forces to the attack."

Zoriah denies he did anything wrong.

"All I can say is he's no longer welcome here in Anbar," said Lt. Brian Block at Camp Fallujah, where the Marine command in Anbar is headquartered.
Later, Lt. Cmdr. Chris Hughes, who is in charge of the Camp Fallujah command, said in a prepared statement that "there is no right to embed" with military units. Under the embedding program, the military allows journalists to be assigned to a military unit to chronicle the war. Journalists rely on soldiers for transportation, food and protection.

Zoriah violated the ground rules he agreed to when he was embedded, Hughes said in the statement. He added that Zoriah broke his "trust in the relationship" with soldiers.

'Picture of what war is like'

While waiting to be transported out of the area, Zoriah was guarded for a time by armed Marines out of fear someone upset by the graphic photo might try to harm him.

"You're a war photographer, but once you take a picture of what war is like then you get into trouble," said Zoriah, a Denver native who has been in Iraq for much of the past year.
The Marines don't see it that way. In his letter, Kelly went on to say that Zoriah could no longer be trusted, and that he "presented a threat to all" in the Multi-National Force in Western Iraq.

Zoriah has been flown out of the Marine base and returned to Baghdad. He plans on returning to the U.S. and appealing the Marines' decision.


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

This creep should have never been allowed anywhere near a US Military facility. He calls himself a humanitarian photojournalist. Just the word humanitarian photojournalist sends of bells and whistles in my brain. That should have done the same thing when he applied to be embedded with our miltiary.

humanitarian = lefite to the max!

* Blackfive

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General Petraeus Draws Bigger Crowd Then Angelina Jolie

General Petraeus gets bigger crowds at his photo-opportunites in Iraq than Angelina Jolie did on her recent visit

General David Petraeus beats megastar Angeline Jolie as Iraq crowd-puller


If Santa ever set up his Christmas grotto in a war zone, it might look something like this.

Hundreds of men and women, many of them armed, line up in a marble hall inside one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces, waiting patiently for more than half an hour for their hero to turn up.

The object of so much adulation is General David Petraeus, the 55-year-old commander of US and allied forces in Iraq. General Petraeus, widely credited with the military strategy that has clawed Iraq back from civil war to a semblance of stability, is in such demand for photographs that his aides have had to organise special mass photo-ops every six weeks inside the Green Zone and at the other huge US base at Baghdad airport.

“He's a real leader at a great time,” said Master Sergeant John Fife of the US Air Force, who had brought a group of comrades and local Iraqi staff across the vast fortified compound for the chance to have their picture taken with the general, who devised Iraq's counter-insurgency strategy.

It's like being at Macy's again when I was nine with the Easter Bunny,” the sergeant admitted. Beside him one of his Iraqi staff, who for security reasons identified himself only as Salaam, described the occasion as a great honour. “I just want to say, ‘Thank you.' This man has done great things for my country,” he said, although he confessed that for his own safety he would hang the picture on his office wall in the Green Zone, rather than in his house in the “Red Zone”, the military term for the rest of Baghdad.

Despite the progress Iraq has made under General Petraeus, Salaam said it would be a long time before he risked hanging such a memento at home; if neighbours knew he worked for the Americans he could be killed by militias or kidnapped by criminals.

The crowd of more than 500 people was a cross-section of life in the Green Zone, the complex that has occupied the heart of the capital for the past five years: American soldiers with assault rifles; British, Australian and Italian troops; security contractors in wrap-around sunglasses; embassy officials in suits; cleaners; men in running gear with .45 automatics on their hips; and a woman dressed as though for cocktail party. All file past the commander, who shakes their hands and poses for the army photographer.

General Petraeus has often said that he has no ambition to run for public office, but this would be perfect training for any campaign trail. His smile never wavers throughout the 45-minute ritual, which, with military precision, gets more than 500 people across the wooden podium in a cafeteria of the Republican Palace.

Only at the very end does he look slightly bemused, when he finds himself posing in a group photo with eight Sri Lankan waiters, far from home and looking for a little celebrity action to relieve the tedium of their daily grind.

Then he steps off the stage and marches briskly back to the business of running the war.

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

This cannot be!! LOL

Didn't that witch Hillary declare that listening to General Petraeus testify about US performance under the 'surge' required a "suspension of disbelief"?????

I want to see every vicious Rat-weasel traitor driven out of office forever. Too much to hope for, but I can dream can't I?

I posted before about how Angelina Jolie went to visit the troops and to thank them. How she is pro gun and also how she has donated $1 Million to help the Iraqi children. She seems to be a good person.

But the thing is for these men and women that get a chance to shake the hand of General Petraeus and have a chance to exchange words with him had to have been really something to look forward to.

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July 07, 2008

Obama And His Team Of Marxist Considering Speech At Brandenburg Gate

Obama team mulling speech at Brandenburg Gate

the (Germany's news in English)

Democratic US presidential candidate Barack Obama has requested permission to give an address at the Brandenburg Gate when he visits Berlin later this month, according to German media reports.

Although it's still not official, various German media are reporting that Obama's team has contacted the Berlin Senate to discuss the possibility of the presidential hopeful delivering an outdoor speech in front of the famous landmark. It would likely be his only public speech during an upcoming European tour which is set to include stops in Germany, France and the UK.

If permission is granted, the address would be loaded with historical significance. The Brandenburg Gate is where former US President Ronald Regan gave a famous speech in 1987, during which he asked then-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down” the Berlin Wall.

Both Chancellor Angela Merkal and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier have expressed interest in meeting Obama, although dates for his visit have not yet been confirmed.

Obama is immensely popular in Berlin – a factor that appears to have some of his advisors worried. According to reports in the daily Berliner Morgenpost, some of his staff have warned him that excessive popularity in Europe could end up costing him votes at home, as was the case with 2004 presidential candidate, John Kerry.


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

Let me guess.... Mr. Gorbachev bring back this wall?

Obama's speech ..."Ich bein en Panderer"...“Ich bin ein muslimer”........“Ich bin laden Berliner”

Is this poser going to pretend to be some great defender of freedom and democracy? Sickening to see this lightweight trying to gain some credibility by associating himself with our military and such an iconic symbol of the Cold War victory, a victory that would never have happened if clowns like Obama had been in any position of responsibility.

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Colorado's Basketball Coach Jeff Bzdelik Visits Troops in Iraq and Kuwait

Jeff Bzdelik, Colorado's head basketball coach,
recently joined other hoops coaches on a USO tour through Iraq and Kuwait.

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

This is a moving video on what the Coach has taken back with him from visiting the troops. If I met him I could tell him this kind of thing will live in his heart and soul forever.

The most amazing thing of going to visit the troops is that what you bring back inside your soul is a thousand times more then anything a person can do for them. Their smiles and the look in their faces, and the moments shared together, well it lives on and on into forever.

40 years later you can be sitting watching TV and your mind will go back there as if it was happening right now, live. And that there are no real words for what your feeling, it is one of those private moments of a cherised memory kept alive in your very soul.

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Hanoi Kerry Says McCain's Judgment Is Dangerous

Says Republican Candidate Is A "Changed Man" For Siding With Bush On War, Economy, Energy

CBS Face The Nation

Sen. John Kerry believes that the presumptive Republican nominee for president is adhering to the Bush Administration orthodoxy in ways that call into question his carefully-nurtured image as a political maverick.

"John McCain has changed in profound and fundamental ways that I find personally really surprising, and frankly upsetting," the Democratic Senator from Massachusetts said on CBS' Face The Nation.

"This is a different John McCain. This is not the Senator John McCain; this is want-to-be president John McCain.

"And the result is that John McCain has flip-flopped on more issues than I was even ever accused possibly of thinking about! I mean, this is extraordinary what he's done: He's changed on taxes; he's now in favor of the Bush tax cut. If you like the Bush economy, if you like the Bush tax cut and what it's done to our economy, making wealthier people wealthier and the average middle class struggle harder, then John McCain is going to give you a third term of George Bush and Karl Rove.
"If you like what has happened to oil prices, John McCain is going to continue that policy. If you like what you see about health care, John McCain has no health care plan.
"I would have at least expected the John McCain that I knew back then to realize what almost every person in the Pentagon has admitted. There are very few who walk around and say, 'Going into Iraq was the right thing to do, and we should have done it, or do it again if I have the chance.' John McCain does.
"I'm challenging Senator McCain's judgment," Kerry said, "that says, 'There's no violent history between Sunni and Shia.' That's wrong. His judgment that says, 'This is going to increase the stability of the Middle East.' It hasn't, it's made it less stable. The judgment that says, quote, 'This will be the best thing for America and the world in a long time. It's the worst thing that we've done in a long time. And he's turned his [focus] away from Afghanistan and al Qaeda and made America less safe. That's dangerous for our country."
Kerry criticized McCain's continued support of the occupation, given the effect of a continuing presence of U.S. troops on the situation in Iraq and the region at large. He pointed to remarks by leaders in the Middle East who told him during a recent visit, "You, America, have served up to Iran Iraq on a platter."
"They are outraged by the ineptitude of what has been done by those who decided it was smart to go into Iraq," said Kerry, who feels the Republican Party is now in turmoil over the "reality" of McCain's position, which is that "he has a plan for staying in Iraq and Barack Obama has a plan for getting out of Iraq."

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

The other day I posted about how Kerry had trashed Col. Bud Day. Now he is taking his BS and yakking about McCain.

He says that McCain has dangerous judgment, and yet we can remember that McCain solicited John Kerry to be his VP nominee. LOL Yes that WAS bad judgment on McCain's part. Funny how Kerry's words come back to bite him. heh heh

Here we go. “This is not the John McCain that I knew.”

Kerry is a traitor. The statute of limitations has not run out on his acts of treason. He can still swing by a rope if convicted. And he should.

Kerry seems to forget the fact that McCain slandered the POW families along side Kerry.

Kerry also forgets that McCain told off the Swift Boat Veterans that were speaking the truth about Kerry. Hey Kerry, so much for staying out of the fray in this election and not attacking your ole buddy McCain. OH but that makes sense on Kerry's part he turned his back on his brothers in Vietnam as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerry: "if you like the Bush tax cut and what it's done to our economy, making wealthier people wealthier and the average middle class struggle harder, ..."

This same old lie about the tax cuts being only for the rich.

The 2003 Tax Cuts:

1) Extended the earn income tax credit thereby helping the lower class.

2) Doubled the child credit from $500 to $1000 per child.

3) Eliminated the marriage penalty.

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Raider Soldiers Celebrating Independence Day


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

I am so glad our military does things like this for our troops away from home.

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July 06, 2008

Cast From TV Show "The Unit" Visit The Troops


Dennis Haysbert, Robert Patrick and Max Martini, three of the stars of CBS' The Unit, went on a tour of American troops stationed in Kuwait and Iraq . They went to Kuwait and Iraq, where they got to mix it up a bit with airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines based there.

CBS 46 News reported that Dennis Haysbert, who stars as Jonas Blaine on The Unit, said it was wonderful to be able to spend time with the real men and women their characters are based on. Aside from his character on The Unit, Haysbert also gained widespread recognition for his portrayal of Senator-turned-President David Palmer on several seasons of FOX's hit drama, 24.

For his part, Robert Patrick (Colonel Tom Ryan on The Unit), who is an active member of the United Service Organizations or USO, reportedly remarked that he was glad for the opportunity to meet the real-life soldiers. Patrick first caught the public's attention for going toe-to-toe with Arnold Schwarzenegger as a humanoid T-1000, a souped up version of a Terminator, on Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Then the actors descended on Camp Liberty in Iraq, where they held a meet, greet and photo session with the soldiers stationed there.

Inspired by the book “Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit” by Eric Haney, “The Unit” follows the undercover missions and personal lives of a covert team of Special Forces operatives that travel around the globe and routinely risk their lives. Headquartered on the fictitious Fort Griffith, the task force is composed of six trustworthy, brave and dependable soldiers whose reliance on each other creates a unique brotherhood. Broadcast worldwide, the highly-watched series is a hit with the general public and the military.

“It’s one thing to portray a member of the U.S. military on television, but it’s another thing to meet and hang out with our service men and women,” says Haysbert. “Not only do we consider it an honor to depict them in the series, but also a privilege to help share their important work with the world. We’re really excited about this USO tour and can’t wait to bring a touch of home to them.”

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

Additional video of LIVE shots...... here is a LINK to the VIDEO of their visit

I am so glad the cast of this TV show "The Unit" went to visit the troops. It is an excellent TV show and one of my favorites.

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B.Hussein Obama's Vision For The Lincoln Bedroom

Lincoln Bedroom

It was Harry Truman who suggested turning Lincoln’s former office and cabinet room into a bedroom with furnishings associated with the family. In 2004, using documentary evidence from the period, the First Lady and her team restored the room and returned period details, among them the window cornices and mantel—made to match the one that had been there during Lincoln’s time.

Obama has a vision for the Lincoln Bedroom

Los Angeles Times

He's not president yet, but Barack Obama has already given some thought to White House decor.

Asked at a town hall-style meeting in Fargo, N.D., about any decorating plans for the Lincoln Bedroom, Obama described a visit to the White House after he became a U.S. senator.

"You have all these mementos of Abraham Lincoln, but you have this flat-screen TV in there," Obama told the crowd at the outdoor event.
"I thought to myself, 'Now, who stays in the Lincoln Bedroom and watches [ESPN's] 'Sports Center'? You've got your clicker. . . . That didn't seem to me to be appropriate. So I might take out the TV, I don't know.
"You should read when you're in the Lincoln Bedroom! Reread the Gettysburg Address. Don't watch TV."

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

LOL like I believe him....NOT.

I have a vision for the Lincoln Bedroom... To keep Obama out of it! And out of the White House and Presidency.

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Smokey Robinson On Being Black

Smokey Robinson Giving A Great Rant & On Being A Black American

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

Last night on the Larry Elder show on Fox News he played a video of Smokey Robinson so I looked for it at YouTube. I thought it was really good and wanted to share it with you.

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Iron Maidens Rock for The Troops In Iraq

Iron Maidens Rock for Iron Soldiers at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, located near Tikrit, Iraq.

The Iron Maidens World's Only Female Tribute To Iron Maiden performing "The Number Of The Beast" intercut with the original band Iron Maiden.

By Pvt. Alisha Nye
14th Public Affairs Detachment

The Iron Maidens, the world’s only all-female Iron Maiden tribute band, rocked an Independence Day concert held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, located near Tikrit, Iraq.

The band consists of Aja “Bruce Chickinson” Kim on vocals, Sarah “MiniMurray” Marsh and Heather “Adrienne Smith” Baker of guitars, Wanda “Steph Harris” Ortiz on bass, Linda “Nikki Burrain” on drums and, for a limited time only, Guillermo, who is temporarily filling in for Heather Baker.

The Southern California band started in 2001. However, the band was not always strictly female.

“There was already a tribute band with half women and half men,” Marsh said. “I saw an ad in the paper around the same time Linda was looking for a project and we thought it’d be cool to make it all-female. So, we fired the guys.”

“It was a much more appealing package,” McDonald agreed.

The key was finding the right females for the part.

“We knew the girls in LA that would be able to play this type of music,” explained McDonald. “It’s a very intense music.”

It helps, said Marsh, that the members of the band have all been playing Iron Maiden songs since high school.

“It just feels so natural,” Ortiz said of playing the metal music.

“It’s the only kind of music that really moves me,” Kim added.

Since the band launched in 2001 they have slowly gained international recognition and have won awards in categories such as Best Tribute Band and Best in Category (vocals, guitar, bass, drums) from the Rock City News Awards, the LA Music Awards and All Access Magazine Awards Show.

The Iron Maidens brought, in full force, the talent that helped them with these awards to COB Speicher, July 4.

“We’ve always wanted to come and play in Iraq,” Marsh said. “We weren’t going to let anything stop us.”

That is why they have Guillermo, explained McDonald. He is filling in for Heather Baker, who was unable to make it.

McDonald and Guillermo play in another band together.

“When it came to filling in the position really quickly, I knew he’s really talented,” said McDonald.

With Guillermo filling in, the band was able to perform without missing a beat. An ability, said Kim, that was just as important to the band as it was to the Soldiers in their audience.

“It’s just amazing,” said Kim of performing for the troops. “It’s not like I would have ever dreamed.”

Kim said she didn’t think the band would get so close to the Soldiers and it overwhelmed her how excited the Soldiers were to see the Iron Maidens.

“As we encounter all of these wonderful people, it makes me want to stay longer and make them happier,” she said.

With the diligence and determination put forth to perform, the Iron Maidens gave Soldiers 90 minutes of time to have fun, rock out and forget where they are for a little while. With all the rocking out going on, the Soldiers gave the Iron Maidens something in return - a sense of thanks.

“Seeing their faces, seeing how excited they were to see us and them thanking us – there’s really no thanks necessary,” Kim said. “They’re the ones that need to be thanked.”

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The Nobama Girl Sings About Obama

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

I'm not sure but I think this is the first time a President campagin has had video wars on candidates. LOL Obama's side does one then McCain's side, then Obama's side and back and forth.

This girl did an ok job on this one. The good thing is she is not for Obama and his wife.

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The LIES in B.Hussein Obama's Latest Ad

This video takes a look at Obama's latest ad, in which he presents himself as Chicago's Mr. Clean, a poor boy who worked his way through Harvard Law, who turned down big money to help the poor, who moved people from welfare to work.

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

Carter, Clinton and now they want make Obama President???? I don't think so!

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July 05, 2008

Pres.Bush Independence Day Speech and Code Pink Communists

Yesterday, on July 4th, President Bush attended the 46th Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia


President Bush gives a Fourth of July speech at Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, to honor, in part, new citizens -- and a protester interrupts, yelling, "F#%@ you, George Bush, F&$@ you!"


A lady in the audience to one of the screaming Pinkos: SHUT UP AND SIT DOWN!

Code Pink interrupted the President just as he began to speak today at Monticello. This disturbance was well-rehearsed: three pinkos jumped to their feet and held up large pink banners, screaming "impeach Bush" as a fourth pinko tried to record as much of the chaos as she could with a camera.

President Bush never loses his cool. He says calmly over the screams: "To my fellow citizens to be, we believe in free speech in the United States of America."

The pinkos are completely alone in this audience. There are no cheers for them, only boos and looks of annoyance.

The "Shut up and sit down!" comment by an audience member is priceless and ends the clip perfectly.

Desiree Farooz, one of the hatchet-faced whores from Code Pink, is dragged away by the Secret Service after running toward the President carrying a large pink banner.

President Bush:

"And this is a fitting place to celebrate our nation's independence. Thomas Jefferson once said he'd rather celebrate the Fourth of July than his own birthday.

Today we know history had other plans. After many years of war, the United States won its independence. The principles that Thomas Jefferson enshrined in the Declaration became the guiding principles of the new nation. And at every generation, Americans have rededicated themselves to the belief that all men are created equal, with the God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Thomas Jefferson understood that these rights do not belong to Americans alone. They belong to all mankind. And he looked to the day when all people could secure them. On the 50th anniversary of America's independence, Thomas Jefferson passed away. But before leaving this world, he explained that the principles of the Declaration of Independence were universal. In one of the final letters of his life, he wrote, "May it be to the world, what I believe it will be -- to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all -- the Signal of arousing men to burst the chains, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government."
We honor Jefferson's legacy by aiding the rise of liberty in lands that do not know the blessings of freedom. And on this Fourth of July, we pay tribute to the brave men and women who wear the uniform of the United States of America."

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

I am so sick of these Code Pink people. They ARE traitors, they HAVE sided with the enemy of our country, the terrorists. I pray one day we bring back the death penalty for traitors like these Code Pink people.

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Mad Man Murtha

Murtha admits the surge is working but only because the terrorists "are worn out" and American troops aren't just beating down doors and killing innocents!


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

Murtha is a waste of the air he breaths. I bet there is a place in hell with his name on it just waiting for him.

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U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms ~ Rest In Peace

Jesse Helms, U.S. Senator and Conservative Champion, Dies

Conservative Sen. Jesse Helms, 86, a truly great American and champion of freedom, died at 1:15 a.m. today. Helms, who gave our country three decades of service as a U.S. senator from North Carolina, was ill in recent years.

How fitting that he passed on the Fourth of July, one of the great patriots of the 20th century!

He was an enemy of Communism when other Senators embraced their leaders. He was a friend of Tibet when Richard Gere and other lefties were still in diapers. He fought the Panama Canal give away and now we see the Chinese controlling the ports.

During World War II, Helms served stateside as a recruiter in the United States Navy.

Address by Jesse Helms Chairman, U.S. Senate Committe on Foreign Relations before the United Nations Security Council January 20, 2000


Jesse was originally scheduled to fly on the South Korean flight that the Russians shot down (because the atheists’ motherland was “sacred”). If he had we’d have lost him much sooner and while he was still serving in the Senate.

Here’s a few of those firebrand comments from Senator Helms:

“The destruction of this country can be pinpointed in terms of its beginnings to the time that our political leadership turned to socialism. They didn’t call it socialism, of course. It was given deceptive names and adorned with fancy slogans. We heard about New Deals, and Fair Deals and New Frontiers and the Great Society.”
“Compromise, hell! That’s what has happened to us all down the line — and that’s the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?”
”Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals….I became a Republican when a very wise young lady asked me how I could remain a Democrat when I didn’t agree with what they stood for and did agree with what the Republicans supported.”

On a personal note, back when Bill Clinton was president I wrote a letter to Jesse Helms. Not an email but a hand written letter. It was about our country and when did it stop being important for character to matter.

Jesse Helms wrote me back, the most wonderful note. It was not a form letter, it was written by him with many little stories in it of his experiences and how I should hang in there and keep strong for America.

What a special man he was to take the time to answer me like that, after all I am only one of the " we the people" and I will cherish what he did always.

God bless you, Jesse. You touched my heart and I’ll never forget you.

Rest in peace Senator Helms. Say hello to the Gipper for all of us. We are eternally grateful to both of you.

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Gen. Petraeus and Independence Day Re-Enlistment Ceremony in Iraq

In Baghdad, General David Petraeus administered the oath of re-enlistment to over 1200 soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen in Al-Faw Palace, one of Saddam Hussein’s former cribs. This was possibly the largest re-enlistment ceremony in the history of our all-volunteer military.

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin L. Hill: These warriors are doing what they joined to do … They can see the fruit of their labor and see the fruit of the sacrifices of those who have gone before them. It makes them feel good about what they are doing.”


A 50-gun salute will honor of the nation’s birthday, and then all will sing “God Bless America.” The ceremony will end with a medley of service songs. [All of that inside one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces!!

US soldiers from various branches of the military stand at attention during a mass reenlistment ceremony at the Al-Faw Palace, one of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's main palaces, in Baghdad on July 4, 2008. More than 1,200 US service members took a reenlisment oath on the 4th of July, the anniversary of US independence, led by top commander in Iraq General David Petraeus.

General David Petraeus, head of the Multi-National Forces-Iraq, salutes with other service members
in the video below. I LOVE it!

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July 04, 2008

Join Us To Celebrate the United States of America's 232nd Birthday


Independence Day is a uniquely American holiday, celebrating not only the formation of a new country through the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, but the birth of a new culture as well.

Across America, military and civilian families and individuals alike will typically mark the day with picnics and cookouts celebrating American cuisine, singing patriotic songs and telling stories - perhaps even playing a pick-up baseball game - before bringing the day to a close by watching the spectacular flashes and flares of fireworks.

We owe the freedom we have to do this to our Veterans, our troops today and to our Founding Fathers. At Theodore's World blog we celebrate and thank our Veterans and troops every day. And today we give ithem a special thank you from all our hearts!!

Martina McBride - God Bless America



The fireworks display in Washington D.C. is the backdrop lighting Arlington National Cemetery.


President Bush Attends Ceremonial Groundbreaking of National Military Medical Center
National Naval Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, Deputy Secretary England, for that generous introduction. I am so honored to be here at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. This is often called the "President's Hospital." The reason why is this is where the President gets medical care. But I'm relieved today not to be on the treadmill, weighing in and getting a blood test. (Laughte from crowdr.) I also will tell you that the care that the President gets here is extraordinary.

I am so excited to be here for what is a grand occasion. This is a big deal, the breaking ground of a new joint medical facility for the men and women of our Armed Forces. Thank you all for joining us.

In a few years the current campus at Walter Reed will close, and many of its services will be relocated to the new complex here on the grounds at Bethesda. The two hospitals will be merged into one central campus, which will be called the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At this new center, wounds will be healed, medical knowledge will be advanced, lives will be rebuilt. And those who wear our nation's uniform will be reminded that they have the enduring gratitude of the American people. I thank all who serve Walter Reed and Bethesda. I love being with the healers and caregivers, and incredibly compassionate people who makes our current facility successful and will make this new center a great success.

This morning, we gather in a place that was chosen by another President to be the site of a world-class naval hospital. When President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated Bethesda in the early years of World War II, he placed this facility on the front lines of what he called the "battle against disease, disability and death." The military "surgeons and nurses, scientists and technicians," he said, "are anonymous heroes of this war."

More than six decades later, our nation is engaged in a very different battle for our freedom. Yet our success still relies on these "anonymous heroes" -- the healers who care for the troops, those troops who keep the American people safe. In this new war, giving our troops the care they deserve requires cutting-edge medical facilities. And that is what this new medical center will provide.

Our troops and their families will no longer have to travel between Bethesda and Walter Reed to see multiple specialists. The new complex will also benefit from the good work of the Dole-Shalala Wounded Warriors Commission, which has issued recommendations for modernizing and improving our military health care system. Those recommendations will provide a strong foundation for effective, accountable care here at the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Major Walter Reed was the Army doctor who found that Yellow Fever is transmitted by mosquitoes -- a discovery that has saved countless lives. The new institution bearing his name will continue his legacy of lifesaving research.

This new medical center will be a place of compassion. At Bethesda and Walter Reed, volunteers organize holiday celebration, poker nights and field trips. They distribute care packages from thousands of Americans who want to show their gratitude for our troops. Recently, schoolchildren from New York made pillows for soldiers at Walter Reed, and sent letters along with the gifts. The children wrote: "You are everyone's hero." "Thank you for fighting for our freedom." At this new center, the Americans who fight for our freedom will get the compassion and support they deserve.

This new medical center will be a place of courage. Our wounded warriors show that while the human body is fragile, the human spirit is strong. Anybody who has met the wounded at Walter Reed and Bethesda cannot help but be incredibly impressed by the courage and sacrifice of our troops.

Recently, I saw this strength in a young Air Force Staff Sergeant named Scott Lilley. Scott was serving in Iraq when an IED left him with a severe brain injury. I think it was last 4th of July that you came to the White House. Yes, I was one who felt like this guy had no chance. And yet, he -- the doctors here used state-of-the-art technology and aggressive treatment to get Scott better. Their perseverance paid off. And so has his. I welcomed he and his mom and dad to the Oval Office the other day. He was more eloquent than I was, which isn't all that hard. (Laughter from crowd .) He drives a car, he goes to baseball games, he loves to joke.

His doctor calls Scott's recovery "miraculous." And thanks to the extraordinary care he received at Bethesda, as well his own extraordinary resolve, he is now back on active duty in the Air Force. And we are glad you're here.

The greatest privilege of serving as President is to be the Commander-in-Chief of such an extraordinary group of men and women who wear our nation's uniform. And I'm pleased to help start construction on the new hospital that will continue to provide the excellent care our troops deserve. It is fitting that this new facility be built in a place called Bethesda, which draws its name from the Biblical pool of healing. It is there that a lame man was made to walk, and was dispatched with the words: "Behold, thou art made whole."

I pray that this will be the site of many miracles of healing -- where the lame will walk again, where broken bodies will be made whole, and where you'll always know that you're in our prayers and in the hearts of the American people.

May God bless you, and may God continue to bless our country.


President Bush talks with USMC Pfc. Charles Cozart of Arizona City, Ariz., Thursday, July 3, 2008, after awarding Cozart with a Purple Heart medal and citation Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the National Naval Medical Center. in Bethesda, Md. Joining the ceremony, background, are his father and mother, Kevin and Sharon Cozart, and his grandparents, Arthur and Betty Cozart.

President Bush with Army Staff Sgt. John Borders, left, and Marine Capt. Ray Baronie

President Bush shakes hands after awarding a Purple Heart medal to U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Jacob Brittain of Frankfort, Tenn.

President Bush shakes hands with U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin Rokohl of Orange Grove, Texas, Thursday, July 3, 2008, after awarding Rokohl with a Purple Heart and citation.


More Than 1,100 Troops in Iraq to Re-enlist in Independence Day Ceremony


More than 1,100 servicemembers stationed in Iraq will celebrate the nation’s birthday tomorrow by re-enlisting, the senior enlisted leader for Multinational Force Iraq said today.

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin L. Hill said 1,157 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines will re-enlist at the Al Faw Palace at Camp Victory, in Baghdad.

This may be the largest re-enlistment ceremony since the all-volunteer force began in 1973, Hill said via phone from Baghdad.

This is becoming an annual blockbuster event for the command. Last year, 588 servicemembers re-enlisted.

“We are extremely proud of the accomplishments we have made in security on the ground as well as proud of all of our great warriors for the work they are doing since they arrived in theater,” Hill said. “We recognize the sacrifices they make and the sacrifices their families and communities make as they serve in Iraq.”
These servicemembers know the cost of war and they are still re-enlisting, Hill said. Some serve in “the most austere conditions -- meaning they are in patrol bases and combat outposts,” he noted. Some of the re-enlisting servicemembers are in places where the troops “hot-bunk it” -- that is, they take turns using limited sleeping space -- and burn human waste because they lack plumbing. Others are based in more comfortable surroundings.
The vast majority of the servicemembers tell Hill and others that they are re-enlisting because “they are doing what they joined the military to do,” he said.
“If they joined to be a rifleman, they’re doing it in combat,” the sergeant major said. “If they joined to fix helicopters, they’re doing it and doing it in combat.”

Often in years past, he said, some warriors probably felt they weren’t doing what they joined the military to do, he said.

“Now, since we’ve been fighting this global war on terrorism … these warriors are doing what they joined to do,” he explained. “They can see the fruit of their labor and see the fruit of the sacrifices of those who have gone before them. It makes them feel good about what they are doing.”

The ceremony will be broadcast on the Pentagon Channel, Hill said. Multinational Force Iraq Commander Army Gen. David H. Petraeus will preside. Hill and Petraeus will speak at the ceremony, then Petraeus will administer the oath of enlistment.

A 50-gun salute will honor of the nation’s birthday, and then all will sing “God Bless America.” The ceremony will end with a medley of service songs.

All components of the military are represented in the ceremony. Officials said 738 active-duty soldiers, 188 National Guard soldiers, and 122 Army Reserve soldiers are re-enlisting, along with 54 Marines, 39 sailors and 16 airmen.

Soldiers in Iraq Give Reasons for Re-enlisting


“I knew I was going to stay. I had already made up my mind about four or five years ago,” said Army Staff Sgt. Dimas Estrada, an air and missile defense operations sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Mountain Division.

For Estrada, the chance to re-enlist while serving here was a significant event. He comes from a long line of Army veterans, but his father, who served in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, had also re-enlisted here.

“I was going to re-enlist when I got back,” said Estrada, a Phoenix native, stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y. This is Estrada’s fourth time taking the enlistment oath, having already served 12 years.

With only three years of service thus far, Army Spc. Jeremy Giddings, of Watertown, N.Y., also had an important decision ahead of him.

“I’ve been considering re-enlisting for at least the past year,” said Giddings, a member of a battalion security detail for Headquarters and Support Company, Division Special Troops Battalion. “I realized I wanted to stay in and make a career out of it. Besides, you can’t beat the benefits,” he said with a smile.

Those benefits come with the possibility of deploying again, but Giddings said that had no effect on his decision.

“I expect at least two or three more after this,” he calmly said.

For Estrada, the possibility of future deployments was something he took into account.

“I had to really think about it at first,” he said. “I know I’m going to deploy again, but I don’t have much time left [until retirement]. It’s a good thing for my kids. My family, after all, is secure -- not just financially. I feel that my family is safer with me being in the military,” he added, mentioning the presence of military police at Fort Drum, where his family lives.

Soldiers have many reasons for re-enlisting and these reasons often differ whether they’re in the United States or in Iraq. But Giddings said his decision to re-enlist would have had the same outcome either way.

“This is just one of many [re-enlistments] to come,” he said, making it clear that no matter where he hangs his hat at night, he’s staying in the Army.

About 1,200 soldiers are re-enlisting in a mass ceremony at Al Faw Palace tomorrow, with Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of Multinational Force Iraq, swearing them in for their next term.

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"The Star Spangled Banner" sung by Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey - The Star Spangled Banner @ 2002 Superbowl

O thus be it ever, where freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation.
Blest with victory and peace,
may the Heaven rescued land,
praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, and this be our motto:
"In God is our trust!" And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave.
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! --- 3rd Verse of our National Anthem

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"Generation Kill" HBO Mini Series

"Generation Kill " launches on Sunday, July 13th at 9 P.M. ET/PT—only on HBO

It is a seven part mini series.

"Generation Kill" follows the highly trained Marines of Recon Battalion through the first 40 days of the Iraq war. Mini series taken from the book and written for the series by executive produced by "The Wire" creators David Simon and Ed Burns.

Website for " Generation Kill".

Based on Evan Wright's acclaimed 2004 non-fiction book of the same name, Generation Kill is a seven-part miniseries that focuses on the first 40 days of the Iraq war, a.k.a. "Operation Iraqi Freedom," through the eyes and actions of a group of elite U.S. First Recon Marines.

While offering vivid and unvarnished portraits of the actual Marines who rode alongside Wright (an embedded journalist working for Rolling Stone magazine) for two months starting in March 2003, Generation Kill provides a gritty, uncompromising account of the collective forces that guided these highly-trained Marines across a barren landscape, and against an unknowable enemy, in a military initiative designed to liberate the Iraqi populace from Saddam Hussein.

Bringing a candid, highly realiztic look at the details of modern warfare and the men who wage it, the miniseries depicts the War in Iraq with an immediacy, humor and humanity never before depicted on film.

In between scenes of intense combat, from Marines in under-protected Humvees blasting through hostile cities, the soldiers' raw and frequently hilarious dialog is infused with an abundance of cultural references – from gossipy rumors of J-Lo's death, to disparaging retorts to schoolchildrens' letters of support, to on-the-road choral renditions of pop anthems like "Tainted Love" and "Loving You" (complete with falsettos).

People are already talking about this highly anticipated miniseries.

Based on the book of the same name by Evan Wright, a Marine chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003. Written by David Simon and Ed Burns ("The Wire"). Cast includes: Lee Tergesen, Kellan Lutz, and Alexander Skarsgård and James Ransone.

A review of the mini series:

By Michael Samstag for Knoxville Films

"I was very fortunate to be treated to an advance screening of the first two episode's of "Generation Kill" last week at the Nashville Screenwriters Conference. The seven part mini-series is based on the book "Generation Kill" written by Rolling Stone journalist Evan Wright chronicling his experience as an embedded reporter with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion‎ during the first 40-days of the US led invasion of Iraq.

Right away, "Generation Kill" is different than any other show attempting to convey what it's like to be at war. The series has more of a documentary feel--relying on the sounds of battle to heighten the tension rather than the use of traditional musical scores. The dialogue was gritty, sometimes vulgar, funny, and there were whole scenes that felt like they were recorded directly in the heat of battle. The production was enhanced further by the military technical consulting services of Sgt. Erik Kocher and Cpl. Jeffrey Carisalez who ensured that at no point did you feel you were watching actors playing Marines.

Yeah, the series is a sort of narrative-documentary hybrid--imagine The War Tapes meets the best parts of We Were Soldiers Once--but is it entertaining or simply another condemning look at the War in Iraq?

Well, it's not that easy to summarize but I can tell you that I was expecting to get caught up in the technical aspects of the show and not get swept away by the story. It was a hell of a ride! I felt like I was riding along with the Marines. Pictures I remember from photogs in Iraq came to life before my eyes. The horrors I worked hard to drink away were alive again with an unapologizing, unflinching reality I would not have thought possible outside the documentary genre.

As for whether it's a condemning portrayal of war, that's not for me to say. What it is is an honest portrayal of what it must have been like being embedded with the Marines. It took a very frank look at the problems the marines faces with the Rules of Engagement and problems within their own ranks with command and control. This is not Hollywood's version of war, though it's just as riveting as the action movies Hollywood can produce. Bravo to Evan Wright, the cast and crew of "Generation Kill" and smart people at HBO who brought this series to the public."

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July 4th God Bless You All

The Declaration of Independence In Congress, July 4, 1776

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain Inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

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July 03, 2008

Hostage Rescue from Columbia ~ 3 U.S. Defense Department Contract Workers and Others

Colombia rescues Betancourt, 3 U.S. hostages

This is from the front page at Northrop Grumman, I was hoping they would do something like this and they did!!

The freed Americans are former Defense Department contract workers Marc Gonsalves, Keith Stansell and Thomas Howes.

WELCOME HOME Keith Stansell, Marc Gonsalves and Thomas Howes,
and Ingrid Betancourt and the others.

U.S. military contractor Keith Stansell

BOGOTA, July 2 (Reuters) - Colombia said on Wednesday it rescued three Americans and French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt from leftist guerrillas who had held them for years in secret jungle camps.

And this from our local newspaper:

Herald Tribune

Up to 15 hostages held by FARC terrorists for more than 5 years have been released in Colombia.

One of them is a local, a U.S. military contractor Keith Stansell, whose family lives in the Sarasota-Bradenton area was among the 15 hostages held for 5 years.

Stansell and two colleagues from Northrop Grumman Corp. had been the longest-held U.S. hostages in the world.

Stansell, 44, Marc Gonsalves and Thomas Howes were captured after their plane crashed and held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known by the Spanish acronym FARC.

Their rescue, along with 11 Colombian police and soldiers and former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, dealt the most serious blow ever to the 44-year-old Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which viewed the Americans among their most valuage bargaining chips.

Stansell, captured in 2003 while flying anti-drug operations for an American company, was turned over immediately to U.S. officials in Colombia and reported heading to the United States soon, according to a statement from his Los Angeles-based employer.

The rescure:

Betancourt, who was seized while campaigning for president six years ago, called her surprise rescue “absolutely impeccable” and said she and 14 other hostages had no idea they were being rescued until they were airborne in disguised military helicopters.

“They got us out grandly,” Betancourt told Colombian army radio.

Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos said military intelligence agents infiltrated the guerrilla ranks and led the local commander in charge of the hostages, alias Cesar, to believe they were going to take them by helicopter to Alfonso Cano, the guerrillas’ supreme leader.

The hostages, who had been divided in three groups, were taken to a rallying point where two helicopters piloted by Colombian military agents were waiting. The helicopters took off with the hostages, Cesar and one other rebel, and those two “were neutralized” during the flight, Santos said.

Betancourt said her hands and feet were bound on the way to the helicopters, and that only when the choppers had taken off did military crewmembers reveal their identity.

The rest of the rebel captors had dropped off the hostages and retreated into the jungle.

Stansell’s family had not heard from him since he was taken hostage but had seen a few “proof-of-life” videos, one taken by a journalist a few years ago. Every week they sent letters and called a Colombian radio station to leave messages that they believed reached Stansell in captivity.

“We just sent him a letter last week,” Coady said.

Coady and her children moved to Sarasota about three years ago to be closer to Stansell’s parents.

And there is this:

McCain had advance knowledge of Colombian raid

ON BOARD THE MCCAIN CAMPAIGN PLANE, En route to Mexico City (CNN) — After a scheduled meeting between John McCain and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Tuesday, the presumptive Republican nominee was briefed on the upcoming hostage rescue raid carried out Wednesday.

As he left Colombia Wednesday afternoon, McCain learned that raid had been successfully completed, and congratulated Uribe by phone.

Senators Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, both traveling with McCain, were also briefed. Lieberman said McCain's advance knowledge of the raid signals a vote of confidence by foreign leaders.

UPDATE: John McCain released a statement on the operation later Wednesday afternoon.

“Today, I spoke by phone to President Uribe. He told me some of the details of the dramatic rescue of the people who were held hostage. Three Americans are now free and Ingrid Betancourt is now in good condition. I’m pleased with the success of this very high-risk operation. Sometimes in the past, the FARC has killed the hostages rather than let them be rescued.
“So I congratulate President Uribe, the military and the nation of Colombia. It is great news. Now we must renew our efforts to free all of the other innocent people held hostage. With regard to the three Americans and Ingrid Betancourt — they had been held many years, as many as six years.
“Last night, President Uribe and the defense minister did brief us that the operation was going to take place today.”

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

Betancourt said that when she saw the men to whom they were being transferred, they were wearing Che t-shirts, like FARC members. When she got on the helicopter, she saw the man who had been the commander of the camp on the floor of the helicopter, bound, and with his eyes covered. That's when she realized something was up, and after they took off, the men explained that they were being rescued. She said they thought they were going to bring the helicopter down because they were jumping up and down and hugging each other.

The story also said that the US govt. didn't have any part in the operation, though Uribe's govt. informed the US about it a few days ago. Uribe is really kicking butt and taking names of these rebels lately! Good for him.

I heard on CNN there are still something like up to 40 were also being held. Then on the radio they said there may be some 700 hostages. Weird how the news can't get it straight.

I am just glad these people are free and can come home!

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Jodie Evans Code Pink co-founder is Obama Bundler

B. Hussein Obama met with his terrorist supporting fundraiser, Jodie Evans, at a $5 million Hollywood fundraiser held last week at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion on Tuesday, June 24.

It was a big middle finger to the veterans and military families who have urged Obama to renounce Evans, Obama met with Evans and was photographed with her at the fundraiser.

Code Pink 'Bundles' for Barack
Human Events

The co-founder of the radical anti-war group Code Pink has “bundled” more than $50,000 for Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and pro-troops groups are demanding that he return the money.

Jodie Evans, a Code Pink leader, gathered at least $50,000 from friends and associates and donated it to Obama’s presidential campaign, according to information compiled by the nonpartisan watchdog group, Public Citizen.

Evans and her son, a student who lives at her Southern California address, each also gave the maximum individual allowable donation of $2,300 to Obama’s campaign.

The donations have raised questions about Obama’s association with the more radical elements of his base. Code Pink has harassed, vandalized and impeded military recruiters across the United States in a campaign it calls “counter-recruitment.” The group also gave $600,000 to the families of Iraqi terrorists in Fallujah, whom it called “insurgents” fighting for their homes.
Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission, Move America Forward, Military Families Voice of Victory, The Band of Mothers and, issued a statement this week saying Obama should cut ties to his radical bundler.

Obama’s campaign did not respond to repeated attempts to get comment on the latest controversy to hit his campaign.

Evans said in an interview last month on June 3 that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had a 'valid argument' for attacking America on Sept. 11, 2001.

When Obama launched his presidential campaign in February 2007, he turned to Jodie Evans, who had just returned from Cuba as a guest of the Castro government where she was protesting against America, to co-host his first big Hollywood fundraiser. He also tapped Evans to bundle between $50,000 and $100,000 for his campaign. Evans personally gave the legal maximum, $2300, to Obama's campaign.

Evans' fellow co-founder of Code Pink, Fidel Castro groupie Medea Benjamin, describing in great detail Evans' meeting with Obama last week:

"Last night Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans was at a Hollywood bash for Barack Obama. And it was pretty interesting because there was Jodie going up to get her picture taken with Barack Obama. And I don't know if you've seen but some of these right wing groups have been trying to say that Barack Obama is really a communist because he gets money from people like Jodie Evans.

"So Jodie went up to shake his hand and the first thing he said to her without her saying anything is, "I know you Jodie, and Code Pink. And I know that you want me to end this war and bring all the troops home and I am going to do that."

"And he said, "I know that you want there to be no permanent bases in Iraq and I want that too."

"And she said,"But we don't trust you because you just put these policy advisors who are leftovers from the Clinton administration who are not antiwar."

"He said, "Don't worry, I have other advisors and I want to end this war in Iraq."

"And then she said, "But we're worried because you aren't standing up against the FISA bill and for our rights not to be illegally spied on."

"And he said, "I am going to vote against that bill."

"Of course we wanted him to do more, we wanted him to filibuster but he's not willing to do that. She pushed him on that.

"But I bring this up because we have the ability to push from the inside and the outside. And its being right here at this kind of place and places like this around the country that are the antidote to the people that are pushing Barack Obama to be quote centrist, which means a warmonger.

"So we have to keep this fight up. Not just because we want to see this Marine recruiting station closed. But because we want this message to reverberate in the presidential elections and the congressional elections.

"We want Nancy Pelosi to hear it. We want Barack Obama to hear it. We want all of those who are in power now and might have even more power come November to know that we are serious about ending this occupation and this war."

Jodie Evans' record as an anti-American activist is well-known. She travels the world, meeting with the likes of Hugo Chavez and representatives of the so-called Iraqi resistance. In 2005, she had this to say about the terrorists killing and maiming American troops:

"We must begin by really standing with the Iraqi people and defending their right to resist. I can remain myself against all forms of violence, and yet I cannot judge what someone has to do when pushed to the wall to protect all they love. The Iraqi people are fighting for their country, to protect their families and to preserve all they love. They are fighting for their lives, and we are fighting for lies."

Barack Obama has no problem meeting with her, accepting her money and enlisting her aid in his campaign.

Whether he does exactly as she wants when she wants is beside the point. The point is Evans has the blood of American soldiers on her hands--and Obama embraces her without reservation. And he wants to be commander-in-chief.

Here is Jodie Evans official page on Barack Obama’s campaign website .

One last quote :

“if justice is to ever come to the people of Iraq, the people we call insurgents will have to be recognized as the ones who are actually defending their homeland.”

Jodie Evans sees her savior in Barack – and Michelle – Obama.

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Vets For Freedom Pete Hegseth Good One!

Pete Hegseth , of Vets For Freedom, slammed the Marxist founder of Code Pink, Medea Benjamin, for the socialist organization's attacks on the military.

Pete Hegseth, who served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division, is the the executive director of "Vets For Freedom".

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

God bless you Pete! I am so sorry these code pink people even exist.

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July 02, 2008

A Girly Man Named Chris Satullo Hates America!

Chris Satullo: A not-so-glorious Fourth

The Philadelphia Inquirer

U.S. atrocities are unworthy of our heritage.

Put the fireworks in storage.

Cancel the parade.

Tuck the soaring speeches in a drawer for another time.

This year, America doesn't deserve to celebrate its birthday. This Fourth of July should be a day of quiet and atonement.

For we have sinned.

We have failed to pay attention. We've settled for lame excuses. We've spit on the memory of those who did that brave, brave thing in Philadelphia 232 years ago.

The America those men founded should never torture a prisoner.

The America they founded should never imprison people for years without charge or hearing.

The America they founded should never ship prisoners to foreign lands, knowing their new jailers might torture them.

Such abuses once were committed by the arrogant crowns of Europe, spawning rebellion.

Today, our nation does such things in the name of our safety. Petrified, unwilling to take the risks that love of liberty demands, we close our eyes.

We have done such things, on orders from the Oval Office. We have done them, without general outrage or shame.

Abu Ghraib. Guantanamo. CIA secret prisons. "Rendition" of prisoners to foreign torture chambers.

It's not enough that we had good reason to be scared.

The men huddled long ago in Philadelphia had better reason. A British fleet floated off the Jersey coast, full of hands eager to hang them from the nearest lampposts.

Yet they pledged their lives and sacred honor - no idle vow - to defend the "inalienable rights" of men. Inalienable - what does that signify? It means rights that belong to each person, simply by virtue of being human. Rights that can never be taken away, no matter what evil a person might do or might intend.

Surely one of those is the right not to be tortured. Surely that is a piece of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

This is the creed of July 4: No matter what it costs us, no matter how it scares us, no matter how foolish it seems to a cynical world, America should stand up for human rights.

No, not even the brave men who picked up a quill, dipped it in ink and signed the parchment that summer day in Philadelphia lived up perfectly to the creed. But they did something extraordinary, founding a new nation upon a vow to oppose all the evil habits of tyranny.

That is why history still honors them.

But what will history think of us, of how we responded to our great challenge? Sept. 11 was a hideous evil, a grievous wound. Yet, truth told, it has not summoned our better angels as often as our worst.

We have betrayed the July 4 creed. We trample the vows we make, hand to heart.

Don't imagine that only the torturer's hand bears the guilt. The guilt reaches deep inside our Capitol, and beyond that - to us.

Our silence is complicit. In our name, innocents were jailed, humans tortured, our Constitution mangled. And we said so little.

We can't claim not to have known. The best among us raised the alarm. Heroes in uniform, judges in robes, they opposed the perverse logic of an administration drenched in fear, drunk on power.

But did we heed them? Hardly. Barely . . .

We were so busy. Soccer practice at 6. A credit card balance to fret. The final vote on Idol.

We left it to those in power to keep our precious selves from harm. Whatever it took.

We took the coward's way.

The world sees this, even if we are too dim to grasp it. We've lost respect. We've shamed the memory of Jefferson, Adams and Franklin.

And all for a scam. The waterboarding, the snarling dogs, the theft of sleep - all the diabolical tricks haven't made us safer. They may have averted this plot or that. But they've spawned new enemies by the thousands, made the jihadist rants ring true to so many ears.

So put out no flags.

Sing no patriotic hymns.

We deserve no Fourth this year.

Let us atone, in quiet and humility. Let us spend the day truly studying the example of our Founders. May we earn a new birth of courage before our nation's birthday next rolls around.

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

Ever notice the hate America crowd always come out from under their rocks close to the Holidays like July 4th?

Subhumnas like this Chris just love to trot out the founders corpses when it suits your needs, otherwise all I ever hear from libs like you is that they were nothing but rich white men etc..

It is people like this that make me extra happy we have a 2nd Amendment. LOCK and LOAD !

May we earn a new birth of courage before our nation's birthday next rolls around.

All that breathless melodrama to let us know he wants to elect a Democrat for president, as if we couldn't have guessed.

Let us spend the day truly studying the example of our Founders.

Don't tell him, but our founding father's certainly wouldn't let him marry this week's gay lover.

What a P.O.S. Chris Satullo is.

Anti-American, liar. If you don’t like the USA, leave the country but don’t expect to get the same freedoms to print such drivel anywhere else.

His email:

....Thank you Mark for sending this. I love the smell of liberal's being crushed at my blog. heh heh .....SPLAT!

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 PM | Comments (8)

"Black national anthem" Replaced National Anthem in Denver ~ WTF

This anti-American Rene Marie sang alternate lyrics to the tune of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

"Black national anthem" causes stir at Hick speech

Denver Post

As Denver dignitaries gathered today for Mayor John Hickenlooper's State of the City address, City Council President Michael Hancock introduced singer Rene Marie to perform the national anthem.

But that's not what she did.

Instead, Marie performed the song "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," which also is known as the "black national anthem."

When she finished, the proceedings moved forward, and the "Star-Spangled Banner" was never performed.

Councilman Charlie Brown took to local talk radio this afternoon to blast the lack of the nation's anthem at the proceedings.

"There's no replacement for the national anthem," Brown said. "They should have sung it."
"I was surprised," said Hancock, who said he thought Marie should have cleared her plans with the mayor's office in advance. By Tuesday afternoon he had received several telephone calls from citizens and the media. "But you go on with the show."

Hickenlooper said in a statement:

"We were as surprised as anyone that jazz singer René Marie did not sing our national anthem at today's State of the City ceremony, as our staff had requested. As I listened to her sing, I assumed she would eventually move into the traditional Star Spangled Banner. I called her personally this afternoon to understand what happened. She explained her song was an artistic expression of her love for her country. She said she meant no disrespect of any kind and that her song was in no way intended to be a political statement. She apologized for any problems she may have created.
"I'm disappointed that this matter has been a distraction from the great work and significant accomplishments of our City employees over the past year and the many important initiatives on tap for the coming year. "

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

God help us when people like this Rene Marie does something like this. There are some things that make my blood boil and this is one of them. Rene Marie is UN_American, she is promoting her OWN freaking agenda by her singing the "Black national anthem"!!

If I had been there I would have raised Hell! All it would have taken was one person in the audience to stand up and say … what are you singing?

So was she auditioning for B. Hussein Obama's inauguration party? One has to wonder! She would fit right in with Michelle Obama and her not being proud of America and Rev. Wright and his G-d Damn America!

I have a feeling this is only the tip of the iceberg of CHANGE.

Black racism is rampant. Anybody who thinks otherwise is dumb as a box of rocks. Any white who would of sung a song with race connotations to it in place of the National Anthem would have been immediately fired. The mayor would be falling all over himself in apology, self loathing and taking a supine position.

The Black Liberationists have been lying in wait and building steam for decades.

This brazen act was deliberate - a shot across the bow.

This post will be filed in the sidebar under Traitors to America! She deserves nothing better then that.

About this racist singer:

Singer supports Jena 6 thugs:...from her website

If anyone wants to Contact Rene Marie

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:55 AM | Comments (23)

Obama Site Urges Revolution Against U.S.

Obama site urges: 'Revolution' against U.S. 'oppressive' regime
Marxists, socialists, communists form group to plot on official campaign blog


Marxists, socialists and communists have created a safe space online to congregate, exchange ideas – including a stated revolution against the U.S. "oppressive" regime – and support their favored presidential candidate.

Their meeting spot? Sen. Barack Obama's official campaign website, which allows registered users to form groups and post content in online "community" blogs.

One popular community group on the Illinois senator's official MyObama website calls itself "Marxists/Socialists/Communists for Obama."
"This group is for self-proclaimed Marxists/Communists/Socialists for the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency. By no means is he a true Marxist, but under Karl Marx's writings we are to support the party with the best interests of the mobilization of the proletariat," states the groups charter.
"We support Barack Obama because he knows what is best for the people!" exclaims the group's online creed.

And on Obama's site, the declared Marxist, communist and socialist bloggers rant against such varied targets as Republicans, capitalism and the Fox News Channel.

In a posting titled "The Nature of the Proletariat ," one group member calls for revolution against the U.S. "oppressive" regime.

And on Obama's site, the declared Marxist, communist and socialist bloggers rant against such varied targets as Republicans, capitalism and the Fox News Channel. According to author profiles, the bloggers range from registered voters to underage high school students who state they are looking to foment revolt.

"Eventually, the bourgeoisie controlled government will fail to keep the ever growing masses at bay, and the Revolution will occur," adds the posting.

The user argues Obama will help advance the "revolution," which he says can be a physical revolt or massive governmental reform:

"The Neo-proleatarian is now the bearer of the Revolution. That's why I support Obama. He helps destroy the paradigm of bourgeoisie government, which is best for the Proletariat. In the end, this will only hasten the Revolution even if the Revolution must come as a massive government reform."
Another posting by a registered group member calling himself "The Chalk Graffiti Terrorist" argues on Obama's site against the "evils" of capitalism.
"We can’t just accept the evil side of capitalism. The nature of capitalism is to maximize profits, and this is often done by minimizing expenditure—in short, cutting costs. And cutting costs means less benefits, less pay, and poorer conditions for the workers. But capitalism has more evil in it than that. The profit motive drives the destruction of our environment, it has caused the current foreclosure crisis, and it exploits and basically enslaves those poor not protected by legitimate representative government."

A blog posting on Obama's official campaign site urged Americans to take action to secure the release of imprisoned terrorist fundraiser Sami Al-Arian, comparing the controversial former professor to Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.

The posting, which has been removed since publication of the story, is just a sampling of a large volume of racist, anti-Semitic and pro-Palestinian rhetoric published on the user-friendly MyObama community blog pages.

One recently removed posting claims Jews control the media. Another referred to Jews as "puppet masters" and "war criminals." Yet another posting, titled "The Israeli connection to 9/11," claimed Israeli intelligence was involved in the mega-attack and planted "false flags" to blame Arab countries.

For complete article please go to LINK for wnd article, thank you

And here is the link to the page the article is about. Not sure how long they will keep it there.

LINK at Obama's site

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

Terrorists, CodePinkos, the gay agenda cabal, and the commies all find something to love about the Obamunist.

Obama's four-year stint as a political organizer and agitator in Chicago's South Side neighborhoods gave him a hands-on education in Alinsky revolutionary tactics, which he seems adept at using now. Another Alinskyite, Hillary Clinton, studied Alinksy and his rule book and turned down an offer to work for him.

The Soviets, following the lead of Marxist theoreticians like Antonio Gramsci, took very seriously the idea that by blighting the U.S.’s intellectual and esthetic life, they could sap Americans’ will to resist Communist ideology and an eventual Communist takeover. The explicit goal was to erode the confidence of America’s ruling class and create an ideological vacuum to be filled by Marxism-Leninism. As we see in the examples we have seen often at Obama's website.

Their major function was to spread disinformation as we have seen happening over the years. Bush's War, re-write History, slander the military by their saying we are occupiers as Pelosi and others have said over and over , Progressive ( communist/socialist) politicians in our government, and Marxism in our media.

The ideological warfare and the Gramscian damage to America is very much alive. Here are some of the most important Stalinist propaganda memes:

* There is no truth, only competing agendas.

* All Western (and especially American) claims to moral superiority over Communism/Fascism/Islam are vitiated by the West’s history of racism and colonialism.

* There are no objective standards by which we may judge one culture to be better than another. Anyone who claims that there are such standards is an evil oppressor.

* The prosperity of the West is built on ruthless exploitation of the Third World; therefore Westerners actually deserve to be impoverished and miserable.

* Crime is the fault of society, not the individual criminal. Poor criminals are entitled to what they take. Submitting to criminal predation is more virtuous than resisting it.

* The poor are victims. Criminals are victims. And only victims are virtuous. Therefore only the poor and criminals are virtuous. (Rich people can borrow some virtue by identifying with poor people and criminals.)

* For a virtuous person, violence and war are never justified. It is always better to be a victim than to fight, or even to defend oneself. But ‘oppressed’ people are allowed to use violence anyway; they are merely reflecting the evil of their oppressors.

* When confronted with terror, the only moral course for a Westerner is to apologize for past sins, understand the terrorist’s point of view, and make concessions.

I am still optimistic about our country. But we have to do more than recognize Stalin’s memes; we have to reject them. We have to eject postmodern leftism from our universities, progressivism from our politics, and Marxism from our media. It means we have to speak up, staying silent we surely will not win this war with the enemy within. We need to vote these lefties out of office and let's not forget too how we all joined in with emails, fax's and phone calls twice to stop amnesty. It worked twice and it showed we do have a voice if we use it and work to get it heard. They outnumber us so how much more we can stop amnesty looks dim for sure. Especially since both candidates are very pro illegals. But there are other things too our voices have been heard when we went into the fight back mode. Showing us there is a ray of hope and we must never give up.

Obama attacks these vile groups because he is one of them and they know it. He may not hold his fist in the air side by side the Black Panthers but he associates with them all the same. His thinking is similar to these groups this post is about that want a Revolution. Obama just calls it CHANGE.

....Thank you Mark for the article.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:50 AM | Comments (6)

Presidential Wanna B....UH Um UH Hussein Obama

There is so much to post about Obama right now, so I thought I would take snipets of things and put them all here. --Wild Thing

Obama Got Discount on Home Loan

Washington Post ......for complete story

Shortly after joining the U.S. Senate and while enjoying a surge in income, Barack Obama bought a $1.65 million restored Georgian mansion in an upscale Chicago neighborhood. To finance the purchase, he secured a $1.32 million loan from Northern Trust in Illinois.

The freshman Democratic senator received a discount. He locked in an interest rate of 5.625 percent on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, below the average for such loans at the time in Chicago. The loan was unusually large, known in banker lingo as a "super super jumbo." Obama paid no origination fee or discount points, as some consumers do to reduce their interest rates.

Compared with the average terms offered at the time in Chicago, Obama's rate could have saved him more than $300 per month.

Obama's house purchase has been a source of controversy.


July 10-24, 2008 issue of Rolling Stone....

NOTE the Lapel pin but watch out for those teeth. LOL
Interesting that there's no words of the cover. Perfect for a guy with no ideas, or bad ideas. And quite fitting considering he's an empty suit also.


Obama says opposes Calif. anti-gay marriage measure and McCain supports it

Obama website for Pride Week for gays etc.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama opposes a California measure that would define marriage as between a man and woman after the state's top court backed same-sex weddings, according to a letter released on Tuesday.

Californians will vote on the effort to alter the state's constitution and override the state Supreme Court's decision on November 4, when they cast votes in the presidential election. Obama's Republican rival, John McCain, endorsed the measure last week.

The California court's decision made the state the second after Massachusetts to allow same-sex marriages and the first to offer to marry gay couples from outside the state. The marriages began on June 16.

Obama said he favors extending "fully equal rights and benefits to same sex couples under both state and federal law" in the letter, posted on the Web site of the Alice B. Toklas Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club of San Francisco.

This past week he sent a letter to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club where he congratulated those in California who recently got married. He also lays out his gay rights agenda.

Read the letter below:

"Dear Friends,

Thank you for the opportunity to welcome everyone to the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club's Pride Breakfast and to congratulate you on continuing a legacy of success, stretching back thirty-six years. As one of the oldest and most influential LGBT organizations in the country, you have continually rallied to support Democratic candidates and causes, and have fought tirelessly to secure equal rights and opportunities for LGBT Americans in California and throughout the country.

As the Democratic nominee for President, I am proud to join with and support the LGBT community in an effort to set our nation on a course that recognizes LGBT Americans with full equality under the law. That is why I support extending fully equal rights and benefits to same sex couples under both state and federal law. That is why I support repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, and the passage of laws to protect LGBT Americans from hate crimes and employment discrimination. And that is why I oppose the divisive and discriminatory efforts to amend the California Constitution, and similar efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution or those of other states.

For too long. issues of LGBT rights have been exploited by those seeking to divide us. It's time to move beyond polarization and live up to our founding promise of equality by treating all our citizens with dignity and respect. This is no less than a core issue about who we are as Democrats and as Americans.

Finally, I want to congratulate all of you who have shown your love for each other by getting married these last few weeks. My thanks again to the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club for allowing me to be a part of today's celebration. I look forward to working with you in the coming months and years, and I wish you all continued success.

Barack Obama"

Mrs. Obama attempted to link the civil rights movement with the gay rights movement:

"“We are all only here because of those who marched and bled and died, from Selma to Stonewall, in the pursuit of a more perfect union,” she said at the event, held days before the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots between gays and New York police, and the city’s annual gay pride parade.

“The world as it is should be one that rejects discrimination of all kinds,” she said.

Touting her husband’s record pushing for workplace discrimination legislation as an Illinois state senator and his support of civil unions, Obama noted her husband also had brought a call for equality to conservative groups, telling churchgoers they need to combat homophobia in the black community."


Obama to rename Bush's faith office


The White House views the office as one of the cornerstone's of Bush's legacy, making Obama's vow a very personal one.

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) plans to slam President Bush’s faith-based program as “a photo op” and a failure on Tuesday, and says he would scrap the office and create a new Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships that would be a “critical” part of his administration.

Obama, unveiling a plan to overhaul and expand Bush’s faith-based program during remarks at a community ministry in Zanesville, Ohio, said the White House Office of Community and Faith-Based Initiatives — which Bush founded during his second week in office — “never fulfilled its promise.”

“Support for social services to the poor and the needy have been consistently underfunded,” Obama says in prepared remarks. “Rather than promoting the cause of all faith-based organizations, former officials in the Office have described how it was used to promote partisan interests. As a result, the smaller congregations and community groups that were supposed to be empowered ended up getting short-changed.”

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

All of this makes me dizzy the way he is truly on a roll of what his plans are, what he and his wife are up to. WHEW!

There is just no way America can survive this couple. It is still recovering from the Clinton's being in power.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:47 AM | Comments (6)

"Mr. Obama, you, sir, are diabolical"

This is from the Official Obama Criticizer Bo Snerdley at Rush Lim baugh site and radio show.

This is Bo Snerdley, the Official Barack Criticizer for the EIB Network -- medically certified with highly concentrated levels of slave blood, certified to criticize -- and I have a statement. Mr. Obama, since your rise on the political stage, you and your handlers have crafted an image that depicts you as a unique politician, one that can bridge the divides of our nation with your exuberant charisma, your fresh face, and your unifying outlook. You, we were told, would transcend the old politics and usher in a new era. The blood sport political games of the Beltway would give way to a new politic where dreams come true and hope prevails. You would be that line, sir, in the sand from the old of bitter division, to the new America, with liberty and justice for all. "Yes, you can. Yes, we can." Instead, we've seen nothing new. Your policy offerings, vague as they are, reflect standard tax, spend, tax 'em more Democrat policies -- and your brand of politics, sir, is a swarmy, cutthroat, and sleazy as any Democrat who has ever run. The attack by your minion, Wesley Clark, on the war record of John McCain is just the latest.

Mr. Obama, you, sir, are diabolical.

You, sir, have sent your minion, Wesley Clark, out with a scorched-earth policy, to take no prisoners, not even a genuine war hero, a genuine prisoner of war. Sir, you lead an anti-war party that hates American victory in our present war and still shows no respect for our soldiers of past wars. You don't represent change. You don't represent hope. You're not new. Sir, you are just another liberal Democrat. And now, a translation for our EIB brothers and sisters in the 'hood. "'Rack! Dig this, bro. You know up 'til now we've been kind of laying in the cut on you, you know, letting a whole lot of stuff go, but check this out. Yo, you are tripping on what. Come on, money. You gonna send out that old fool, Wesley Clark, to slice and dice McCain? McCain was fighting in Nam, yo homey. What were you doing? You were out chilling with the shorties, playing ball, you know, smoking a little herb. John was in prison camp, yo, being Abu Ghraibed by the Vietcong, man. And now you send out the ain't-never-won-nothing, wannabe president whack-ass general to diss him? What's up with that, man? This is ill! You ain't representing, yo. You could talk all that patriotic stuff you want to, yo, but man you diss guys have been there, man, that did the fight? This is the kind of thing the Clintons used to run, man. What's up with chu? Clinton was supposed to be the first black president. What are you trying to be, man, the first black Clinton? What's up with that? Word, man. You need to let it up, man. Call your dogs back in and refresh up, yo, because this is not how you win the game. If those punk ass Republicans had any kind of juice, yo, they would fry you on this, you know what I'm saying? You, bro, are ill. This is whack!" And that concludes our statement.

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

When I heard this rant by Bo Snerdley I just had to share it with all of you.


Posted by Wild Thing at 02:45 AM | Comments (4)

Weasel Clark Just Can't Stop

This was yesterday on MSNBC. This man is nuts, he just can't stop and he makes no sense at all. He again says he believes Obama has better judgment. LOL

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

Obama doesn't choose his friends well. And he doesn't have the ability to control his supporters. What makes anyone think he can assemble a team for the executive branch and then lead that team in any cohesive fashion?
Empty suit. Unqualified. Dangerous.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:44 AM | Comments (4)

Thank You Letter from Obama

My fellow Americans:

As your future President I want to thank my supporters, for your mindless support of me, despite my complete lack of any legislative achievement, my pastor's relations with Louis Farrakhan and Libyan dictator Moamar Quadafi, or my blatantly leftist voting record while I present myself as some sort of bipartisan agent of change.

I also like how my supporters claim my youthful drug use and criminal behavior somehow qualifies me for the Presidency after 8 years of claiming Bush's youthful drinking disqualifies him. Your hypocrisy is a beacon of hope shining over a sea of political posing.

I would also like to thank the Kennedy's for coming out in support of me. There's a lot of glamour behind the Kennedy name, even though JFK started the Vietnam War, his brother Robert illegally wiretapped Martin Luther King, Jr. and Teddy killed a female employee with whom he was having an extra marital affair and who was pregnant with his child. And I'm not going anywhere near the cousins, both literally and figuratively. And I'd like to thank Oprah Winfrey for her support. Her love of meaningless empty platitudes will be the force that propels me to the White House.

Americans should vote for me, not because of my lack of experience or achievement , but because I make people feel good. Voting for me causes some white folk to feel relieved of their imagined, racist guilt. I say things that sound meaningful, but don't really mean anything because Americans are tired of things having meaning. If things have meaning, then that means you have to think about them.

Americans are tired of thinking. It's time to shut down the brain, and open up the heart. So when you go to vote, remember don't think, just do. And do it for me.

Thank You.
Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.


For any liberal, leftie, Democrat, Obama freak this is obviously not written by Obama. So lighten up!

....Thank you BobF for sending this.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:40 AM

July 01, 2008

Obama Didn't Repudiate Clark's Comments

Townhall blog

Day three of the Clark controversy, and things keep getting more and more interesting.

Today, Barack Obama is apparently denying that his own speech yesterday in Ohio -- where we all assumed he was specifically repudiating Clark's comments -- was, in fact, aimed at Gen. Clark.

Here is what Obama had to say today:

"... I notice that I think in at least one publication it was reported that my comments yesterday about Senator McCain were in a response to General Clark. I think my staff will confirm that was in a draft of that speech that I had written two months ago."
... Aside from the fact that this is now very, very odd and confusing, today, Obama also seemed to not understand why these comments caused such an uproar in the first place:

REPORTER: "Do you not feel that General Clark owes John McCain an apology?"

BARACK OBAMA: "I guess my question is why, given all the vast numbers of things that we got to work on, that that would be a top priority of mine ...?

Wild Thing's comment......

Well er ah uh , uh , uh. uh. what I meant was uh , it is like this UH.... is the tape recording this..???UH I meant to say......

Sure you POS Obama, you really are a piece of work!

Posted by Wild Thing at 07:24 PM | Comments (5)

John Kerry Once Again “Reporting for duty” ~ Trashes Col. Bud Day Over Swift Vets

Kerry Trashes Col. Bud Day and Swift Boat Veterans




Failed 2004 Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry (Mass.) lashed out today at the most decorated living American serviceman, Col. Bud Day, who was awarded the Medal Honor for his heroism as a POW during the Vietnam War.

Kerry attacked Day for his role in the McCain Truth Squad (a new effort by presumptive Republican presidential candidate John McCain to defend his military service from criticism) because of Day's participation in the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth (SBVT) 2004 campaign which criticized Kerry's service in Vietnam as a junior naval officer and his actions protesting the war when he returned home. The scathing attacks by the SBVT and Kerry's weak response are widely credited with sinking his candidacy.

In a McCain Truth Squad conference call with reporters today, Day defended the SBVT, saying, "The Swift Boat attacks were simply a revelation of the truth, the similarity does not exist here. What the Swift Boat campaign was about was to lay out John Kerry's record. John Kerry has never produced any evidence to deny that. We are producing the evidence of these attacks right now to show that those remarks were completely inaccurate."

Kerry responded with a statement to the press: "Colonel Day's comments today only further highlight the McCain campaign's disregard for a new kind of politics. John McCain condemned these kinds of attacks in 2004 when he called the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth 'dishonest and dishonorable.' Senator McCain should condemn these remarks and cut ties with the Colonel and anyone else connected to SBVT. Day's comments only serve to disparage all those who served on swift boats in Vietnam."

Day, incidentally, differed from McCain regarding ithe Swift Boat Veterans. The Arizona Republican was among the first to condemn the Swift Boat ads, calling one "dishonest and dishonorable."

Kerry served in Vietnam for a few months.

Day was held prisoner of war by the North Vietnamese from 1967-1973. McCain and Day were cellmates at the Hanoi Hilton.

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

On the day that Obama gives his (I am too a patriot) speech, we get Obama's surrogates defending Clarks insinuations that McCains war service is inconsequential and now Kerry deriding Bud Day of all people.

Good God, who's next on the dem hit parade? Eisenhower? Patton?

Kerry, I would submit, is another good reason to legalize dueling again.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:55 AM | Comments (11)

Looking At Wesley Clark The Certified Jerk!

Investors Business Daily

In an interview with CBS' Bob Schieffer, Wesley Clark , the former NATO commander had the brass to question McCain's military credentials while trivializing his experience as a combat pilot and prisoner of war.

"He hasn't been there and ordered the bombs to fall" as a wartime commander, Clark told Schieffer. When Schieffer noted that McCain had been shot down over Hanoi, Clark responded: "I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president."

When a visibly shocked Shieffer asked what Obama's command credentials were, Clark said Obama was running on the strength of his character and judgment.

Clark's own character, judgment and command experience are also open to question. While commanding NATO troops in defense of Muslim Kosovo and against Serbian Christians, for example, the hot-headed Clark commanded a subordinate British general to attack Russian troops that had landed without NATO permission at the airport in Kosovo's capital. President Clinton and Defense Secretary William Cohen soon removed Clark, months ahead of schedule.

Obama, who has been more eager to meet with Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than with Gen. David Petraeus, was wrong about Iraq and the surge. So was Clark.

Rand Beers, who served as the top national security adviser to the 2004 Kerry campaign, said that because McCain was in an unfortunate state of "isolation" during much of the Vietnam War, he missed the domestic turmoil that took place in the U.S. and his national security experience is "sadly limited" as a result.

Now let's take a look at Wesley Clark

This bozo was fired as the U.S. military commander in Europe. Clark’s firing included charges of lying.

Jim Geraghty of NRO today puts it succinctly: From one of my favorite articles, a profile of Clark: "Interviews with a wide variety of current and retired military officials reveal that Clark was disliked by only three groups: Those whom ranked above him in the chain of command whom he ignored, his peers at the same rank whom he lied to, and those serving beneath him whom he micromanaged."

And this is from Frontpage

Like Bill Clinton, Wesley was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. While Clinton spent his time in sexual dalliances (and one alleged rape) and leading anti-American demonstrations in Europe and visiting the Kremlin in the dead of winter by special invitation, Clark was more studious. In August 1968 he emerged with a Master’s Degree in philosophy, politics and economics.

The Rhodes Scholarships had been set up by British imperialist Cecil Rhodes to educate the brightest American youngsters in England, a once-secret codicil in his will made clear, so that they would go home and help bring America back under the political sway of the British Empire.

Wesley Clark’s career in the U.S. military was solid but not stellar. It included a variety of backwater assignments as well as one high point, White House Fellow 1975-76.

But an unexpected bolt from the blue suddenly ignited Clark’s life, turning mediocrity into a skyrocket ride that could yet land him in the Oval Office. He was named Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, III Corps, at sweltering Fort Hood southwest of Waco, Texas.

On a late winter day in 1993, Texas Governor Ann Richards suddenly called the base, later meeting with Clark’s Number Two to discuss an urgent matter. Crazies at a Waco compound had killed Federal agents. If newly-sworn-in President Bill Clinton signed a waiver setting aside the Posse Comitatus Act, which generally prohibits the military from using its arms against American citizens within our borders, could Fort Hood supply tanks and other equipment?

Clinton did. Wesley Clark’s command at Fort Hood “lent” 17 pieces of armor and 15 active service personnel under his command to the Waco Branch Davidian operation. It is absolute fact that the military equipment used by the government at Waco came from Fort Hood and Clark’s command.

The only issue debated by experts is whether Clark was at Waco in person to help direct the assault against the church compound in a scene remarkably similar to the incineration of villagers in a church by the British in Mel Gibson’s movie “The Patriot.”

What happened at Waco was the death, mostly by fire, of at least 82 men, women and children, including two babies who died after being “fire aborted” from the dying bodies of their pregnant mothers.

Planning for this final assault involved a meeting between Clinton Attorney General Janet Reno and two military officers who developed the tactical plan used but who have never been identified.

Some evidence and analysis suggests that Wesley Clark was one of these two who devised what happened at Waco.

As Leftist journalists Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair noted, the ruthless tactics and attitude on display at Waco are strikingly similar to those Clark has used on other battlefields in his career.

Odd, isn’t it, that the Leftist establishment press has told you nothing about the connection between General Wesley Clark and Waco – or what happened to him immediately after the service he rendered the Clintons at Waco?

Immediately after Waco, Wesley Clark’s flat career began an incredible meteoric rise.

In April 1994 he was promoted to Director of Strategic Plans and Policy for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In June 1996 Clark was named Commander in Chief of the U.S. Southern Command in Panama and put in charge of most U.S. forces in all of Latin America and the Caribbean.

In June 1997 President Clinton appointed him Commander in Chief of the United States European Command and SACEUR, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, in command of the forces of NATO, a position Clark would hold until May 2000.

As SACEUR General Wesley Clark would collect a truckload of honors. He would also prosecute Clinton’s war siding with Muslim Kosovars against Serbian Christians in the Balkans.

This war was largely fought from high altitude aircraft to minimize American casualties, an approach that increased civilian casualties on the ground. Clark soon acquired a reputation as someone who lied about such casualties, lies reported even by Time Magazine.

Democrats who support Howard Dean or Dennis Kucinich for their anti-war stance should know that when Russians landed and took over one provincial airport in the region, General Clark commanded British forces to attack the Russians. British General Sir Mike Jackson reportedly refused, saying: “I’m not going to start the Third World War for you!”

Col. David Hackworth about Gen. Wesley Clark, “he’s far more comfortable in a drawing room discussing political theories than hunkering down in the trenches where bullets fly and soldiers die.”

Clark’s nickname among soldiers under his command reportedly was “the Supreme Being.” And that was when Clark was only a general or even lower-ranking officer.

Clark and Michael Moore


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

Wesley Clark is the kind of general you’d get if you allowed the New York Times editorial board to choose one.

Now a look at B. Hussein’s military record? Basic training in a madrassa in Indonesia.

From Hot Air:
"Let’s point out a few things about Barack Obama:
In “the matter of national security policy making.” Barack Obama hasn’t ever done anything.
In the matter of gauging your “opponents”, Obama wants to meet with them without preconditions despite having no national-security, military, or diplomatic experience.
Barack Obama hasn’t been on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Barack Obama hasn’t had any executive experience.
Barack Obama hasn’t commanded anything, in wartime or not.
Barack Obama hasn’t dealt with diplomats in any capacity at all.
Barack Obama hasn’t ordered the bombs to fall, although to be fair, he has associated himself with someone who has — William Ayers. "

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"The Axis of Idiots" by Sergeant Major J.D. Pendry

(Too bad we don't have folks on Capitol Hill willing to speak out like this. J.D. Pendry is a retired Marine Sergeant Major who writes for Random House. He is eloquent, and he seldom beats around the bush! )

"The Axis of Idiots"

Jimmy Carter, you are the father of the Islamic Nazi movement. You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the Ayatollah home, and then lacked the spine to confront the terrorists when they took our embassy and our people hostage. You're the runner-in-chief.

Bill Clinton, you played ring around the Lewinsky while the terrorists were at war with us. You got us into a fight with them in Somalia and then you ran from it. Your weak-willed responses to the U.S.S. Cole and the First Trade Center Bombing and Our Embassy Bombings emboldened the killers. Each time you failed to respond adequately, they grew bolder, until 9/11/2001.

John Kerry, dishonesty is your most prominent attribute. You lied about American Soldiers in Vietnam . Your military service, like your life, is more fiction than fact. You've accused our military of terrorizing women and children in Iraq . You called Iraq the wrong war, wrong place, wrong time, the same words you used to describe Vietnam . You're a fake. You want to run from Iraq and abandon the Iraqis to murderers just as you did the Vietnamese. Iraq , like Vietnam , is another war that you were for, before you were against it.

John Murtha, you said our military was broken. You said we can't win militarily in Iraq . You accused United States Marines of cold-blooded murder without proof and said we should redeploy to Okinawa . Okinawa, John? And the Democrats call you their military expert! Are you sure you didn't suffer a traumatic brain injury while you were off building your war hero resume? You're a sad, pitiable, corrupt and washed up politician. You're not a Marine, sir. You wouldn't amount to a good pimple on a real Marine's butt. You're a phony and a disgrace. Run away, John.

Dick Durbin, you accused our Soldiers at Guantanamo of being Nazis, tenders of Soviet style gulags and as bad as the regime of Pol Pot, who murdered two million of his own people after your party abandoned Southeast Asia to the Communists. Now you want to abandon the Iraqis to the same fate. History was not a good teacher for you, was it? Lord help us! See Dick run.

Ted Kennedy, for days on end you held poster-sized pictures from Abu Ghraib in front of any available television camera. Al Jazeera quoted you saying that Iraqi's torture chambers were open under new management. Did you see the news, Teddy? The Islamic Nazis demonstrated another beheading for you. If you truly supported our troops, you'd show the world poster-sized pictures of that atrocity and demand the annihilation of it. Your legislation stripping support from the South Vietnamese led to a communist victory there. You're a bloated, drunken fool bent on repeating the same historical blunder that turned freedom-seeking people over to homicidal, genocidal maniacs. To paraphrase John Murtha, all while sitting on your wide, gin-soaked rear-end in Washington .

Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Carl Levine, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein, Russ Feingold, Hillary Clinton, Pat Leahy, Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, the Holly wood Leftist morons, et al, ad nauseam: Every time you stand in front of television cameras and broadcast to the Islamic Nazis that we went to war because our President lied, that the war is wrong and our Soldiers are torturers, that we should leave Iraq , you give the Islamic butchers - the same ones that tortured and mutilated American Soldiers - cause to think that we'll run away again, and all they have to do is hang on a little longer. It is inevitable that we, the infidels, will have to defeat the Islamic jihadists. Better to do it now on their turf, than later on ours after they have gained both strength and momentum.

American news media, the New York Times particularly: Each time you publish stories about national defense secrets and our intelligence gathering methods, you become one united with the sub-human pieces of camel dung that torture and mutilate the bodies of American Soldiers. You can't strike up the courage to publish cartoons, but you can help Al Qaeda destroy my country.

Actually, you are more dangerous to us than Al Qaeda is. Think about that each time you face Mecca to admire your Pulitzer.You are America 's "AXIS OF IDIOTS." Your Collective Stupidity will destroy us. Self-serving politics and terrorist-abetting news scoops are more important to you than our national security or the lives of innocent civilians and Soldiers. It bothers you that defending ourselves gets in the way of your elitist sport of politics and your ignorant editorializing. There is as much blood on your hands as is on the hands of murdering terrorists. Don't ever doubt that. Your frolics will only serve to extend this war as they extended Vietnam .

If you want our Soldiers home as you claim, knock off the crap and try supporting your country ahead of supporting your silly political aims and aiding our enemies.

Yes, I'm questioning your patriotism. Your loyalty ends with self. I'm also questioning why you're stealing air that decent Americans could be breathing. You don't deserve the protection of our men and women in uniform. You need to run away from this war, this country. Leave the war to the people who have the will to see it through and the country to people who are willing to defend it.

No, Mr. President, you don't get off the hook, either. Our country has two enemies: Those who want to destroy us from the outside and those who attempt it from within. Your Soldiers are dealing with the outside force. It's your obligation to support them by confronting the AXIS OF IDIOTS. America must hear it from you that these self-centered people are harming our country, abetting the enemy and endangering our safety.

Well up a little anger, please, and channel it toward the appropriate target. You must prosecute those who leak national security secrets to the media. You must prosecute those in the media who knowingly publish those secrets.Our Soldiers need you to confront the enemy that they cannot. They need you to do it now.

Semper Fi
J. D. Pendry
Sergeant Major, USMC, Retired

....Thank you Mark for sending this, it is awesome.

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Harry Reid ~ Coal and Oil Make Us Sick ~ OMG He is Insane!

"...coal makes us sick, oil makes us sick, it's global warming, it's ruining our country, it's ruining our world, we've got to stop using fossil fuel, we've for generations taken it out of the earth, carbon out of the earth and put it in the atmosphere, it's making us all sick, it's changing our world...." -- Harry Reid

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

Hey insane Harry! Socialist democrat global warming Kool-aid makes ME sick!

HELP HARRY REID! Send your used bicycle to his office immediately, so he can get on it and start biking to work. Let's get rid of those secret service officers. Forbid him from flying in a plane. Let's stop accepting limousine liberals dictating how the rest of us should live and insist that they use as little of all the substances they hate. Nuclear power bad? Turn off his lights. Coal bad? Turn off his heat. Oil bad? Take away his car.

Dennis Miller speaks about Harry Reid

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Great News Laura Ingraham Back On Her Radio Show

The conservative talker writes on her website "We are apparently being allowed to return to the airwaves June 30. Keep your fingers crossed." Ingraham had previously posted on her website that her absence from radio "is not of my choosing, nor is it health or family related." Since being off radio for a large part of June, Ingraham found her way onto Fox News, anchoring their new 5pm ET news show. Last week, in an interview with the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz, she claimed "TRN 'barred her from her Washington studio after talks about a new contract hit a snag.'" Her current 5-year deal with TRN expires in September.

Laura Ingraham website

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

I listened to her show yesterday ( Monday) and she was back.

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