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January 31, 2009

"Born Again America" ~ Obama Propaganda From Norman Lear



Team Sarah

Not only have they hi-jacked the term "Born Again", as if Americans needed to experience a resurrection... but it is an attempt to promote the very liberal left and a new way of looking at the founding documents.

Norman Lear is taking to the inauguration of Barak Obama. It's time, he says, for a new birth of patriotism as an act of personal commitment and not just sentiment. He commissioned Keith Carradine to write a song — "Born Again American" — that will be performed by singers and musicians from around the country. On its newly launched Web site you can hear the entire song and sign the pledge to revitalize and recommit to the principles behind the Declaration.

I urge you to let your friends know that this IS NOT about Christian Americans.

Born Again America website

Look at the lyrics, 'my country tis of me'.

Our founding fathers knew it was providence and God's blessings that gave us this opportunity.

Norman Lear, and B.Hussein Obama want to lull you into the collective mind of service first...foregoing the self-reliant spirits of all. Self-reliant will become selfish and born again means a renewal in that collective sacrifice for the poor. The chasms they are creating and the divisiveness of their movement is shrouded in misleading words and feel good music.



Just a workin’ man without a job
It got shipped off to China via Washington, D.C.
And I know I’m nothin’ special, there are plenty more like me
Just the same
I thought I knew the rules of the game
I stood up for this country that I love
I came back from the desert to a wife and kids to feed
I’m not sayin’ Uncle Sam should give me what I need
My offer stands
I’ll pull my weight you give me half a chance

I went up to a congressman and said to him “you know
Our government is letting people down”
He said he’d need a lot of help to buck the status-quo
I said there was a bunch of us around

I’m a Born Again American, conceived in Liberty
My Bible and the Bill of Rights, my creed’s equality
I’m a Born Again American, my country ‘tis of me
And everyone who shares the dream from sea to shining sea

My brother’s welding chassis at the plant
He’s earning what our granddad did in 1948
While CEOs count bonuses behind the castle gates
How can they see
When all they care about’s the do re mi

It’s getting where there’s nowhere left to turn
Not since the crash of twenty-nine have things been so unfair
So many of our citizens are living in despair
The time has come
To reaffirm that hope’s not just for some

The promise of America’s surrendering to greed
The rule is just look out for number one
But brace yourself ‘cause some of us have sown a different seed
A harvest of the spirit has begun

I’m a Born Again American conceived in liberty
My Bible and The Bill Of Rights
My creed’s equality
A Born Again American, my country ‘tis of me
And everyone who shares the dream from sea to shining sea

It’s clear my country’s soul is on the line
She’s hungering for something that she lost along the way
The principle the framers called upon us to obey
That in this land
The people’s will must have the upper hand

I felt the calling once before and took a sacred vow
And faithful to that vow I have remained
I hear the calling once again, my country needs me now
And to her cause I have been re-ordained

I’m a Born Again American conceived in liberty
My Bible and the Bill Of Rights, all people living free
A Born Again American, my country ‘tis of me
And everyone who shares the dream
From sea to shining sea
And everyone who shares the dream
From sea to shining sea

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

The first thing I noticed while listening to the song was a photo of the Obama supporters on the opening page. The campaign sign "Change" right out in front.

At the top I clicked on About Us, it shows Norman Lear and it says he is behind the video and the song. Norman Lear is a far leftist, he is part of the group of what they call Progressives ( communists). He is one of the big supporters of Obama, and also Al Franken and anything that is far left.
Also Lear, co-founder of People For the American Way and the People for the American way logo is also on the page to click on called Take the Next Step. Also on that same page is a repeat of the photo of Obama supporters with their " Change" sign.

Lear, a Democrat who founded People for the American Way in 1981 to combat the religious right.

Also the opening page as the video begins is Keith Carradine ( son of actor John Carradine) another far leftie.

The website promotes the volunteerism that Obama is promoting.

Obama's propagandists are out to make it Un-American not to go along with his Socialist policies. They are even selling clothing with the appropriate logos for you to wear.

This is just loaded with the The "us" against "them" dividing of America and Americans.

We have seen this happening in full force with the Obama vs. Limbaugh .....the "Stop listening to Talk Radio and listen to "the Leader" this last week.

If anyone tells you this is an awesome song. Please tell them to listen to the actual words and then show them around the actual website and the Obama "Change" sign being held at one of his campaign tours.

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

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Obama's Friend Soros' Ad aka Americans United for Change Lib Group

Are you with Obama or Rush?


President Obama and a key outside ally are stepping up efforts to ensure passage of the massive economic stimulus package, reaching out to Congress with both carrots and sticks.

While the president and his top aides are using all the trappings of the office, courting members through phone calls, cocktail parties, West Wing sit-downs and even a politically mixed Super Bowl party, liberal groups are dispensing with the niceties and seeking to drive a wedge between Republicans and one of the right’s most influential leaders.

Politico has learned that tomorrow Americans United for Change, a liberal group, will begin airing radio ads in three states Obama won — Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nevada — with a tough question aimed at the GOP senators there: Will you side with Obama or Rush Limbaugh?

“Every Republican member of the House chose to take Rush Limbaugh’s advice,” says the narrator after playing the conservative talk radio giant’s declaration that he hopes Obama “fails.”
“Every Republican voted with Limbaugh — and against creating 4 million new American jobs. We can understand why a extreme partisan like Rush Limbaugh wants President Obama’s Jobs program to fail — but the members of Congress elected to represent the citizens in their districts? That’s another matter. Now the Obama plan goes to the Senate, and the question is: Will our Senator"—here the ad is tailored by state to name George Voinovich in Ohio, Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania, and John Ensign in Nevada—"side with Rush Limbaugh too?”

Asked to respond, Limbaugh had a message for his party.

“Senate Republicans need to understand this is not about me,” he wrote in an email. “It is about them, about intimidating them, especially after the show of unity in House. It is about the 2010 and 2012 elections. This is an opportunity for Republicans to redefine themselves after a few years of wandering aimlessly looking for a ‘brand’ and identity.”

Brad Woodhouse, the Democratic strategist who is overseeing the ad campaign, said: “The House Republicans put their Senate colleagues in the crosshairs because they decided to play politics rather than do the right thing.”

The radio buy comes on the heels of TV campaign by Americans United for Change and other liberal groups that began Thursday and targets GOP senators in Maine, New Hampshire, Alaska and Iowa, and another by the Laborers Union aimed at Senators in Iowa, Kentucky, Nevada and Tennessee; both designed to rally support for the stimulus package.

As their allies take to the airwaves, Obama and his top aides are conducting their own internal inside-outside lobbying effort.

A few chosen members of Congress of both parties will receive the ultimate in White House wooing this weekend when they join Obama Sunday night in the residence to watch the Super Bowl. The list is an ideologically diverse one. Politico has learned it will include, among other opposites, conservative Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and liberal Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

More publicly, Obama is making his case for the bill through a series of events that this week included a high-profile White House meeting and speech before a group of the nation’s top CEOs. Friday, Obama along with Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks sure to touch on the economy at an East Room event focused on middle class and working families.

Senate Republicans acknowledge that they’ll lose some of their members on the first vote.

“We’re in a little different spot than the House in that we have a handful of Republicans who have all but committed to supporting the package,” said a Senate GOP aide

The aide declined to say who, but speculation on both sides of the aisle is centered on a group of northeasterners -- Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, Sen. Judd Gregg (NH) and Specter.

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

So Obama's owner, Soros, has gone into action to try and help his investment of destroying America. This is just one of many groups that Soros has money paid into. MoveOn.Org's website is even adking for more funds for this BS ad.

"liberal groups are dispensing with the niceties and seeking to drive a wedge between Republicans and one of the right’s most influential leaders"

They will never stop trying to do this. And at least for right now it is not working. But get ready for more radical Alinsky rules modus operandi (”target it, isololate it, polarize it”) and the stain of far leftists on our White House and our way of life.

You have to love the fact that liberals can’t help being stupid, are they not aware that all they’re doing is driving more people to listen to Rush to see what he has to say? They don't understand that Rush has been explaining the pork in the stimulus package, and that many more people now are aware of this because they’re listening to Rush? As well as some of the other talk show hosts.

ANY member of the GOP that votes for this generational theft act of socialism needs to be voted out. Banished! The dems want the Republicnas in on this so when it fails and it will be horrible for America in every way, they want to be able to say the Republilcans were part of it too. WISE UP Republican Senators and don't be stupid and fooled by this BS kissing up to get your vote!

America-hating Marxists are the ones pushing this and Obama ( Soros $$$$) leads the way.

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

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

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Marine Interrogates Renegade Camels ~ Hilarious!

A United States Marine guard interrogates a group of camels that wander up to the Entry Control Point (ECP) of the Camp Lemonier Anti-Terrorism Base in Djibouti, Africa.

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GITMO Judge Denies Obama's Request for Delay

Guantanamo Judge Denies Obama's Request for Delay

Washington Post

A military judge threw a wrench yesterday into the Obama administration's plan to suspend legal proceedings at Guantanamo Bay, denying the government's request to delay the case of a detainee accused of planning the 2000 attack on the USS Cole.

To halt proceedings for 120 days -- as Obama wants in order to conduct a review -- the Pentagon may be forced to temporarily withdraw charges against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and possibly 20 other detainees facing trial in military commissions, including Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The administration, which expected military judges to agree to its motions seeking suspension, was taken aback by yesterday's decision. Judges in other cases, including one involving five Sept. 11 defendants, had quickly agreed to the government's request.

"We just learned of the ruling here . . . and we are consulting with the Pentagon and the Department of Justice to explore our options in that case," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said. Asked at a news conference whether the decision would hamper the administration's ability to evaluate detainees' cases, Gibbs replied: "Not at all."

Nashiri, a Saudi citizen of Yemeni descent, is facing arraignment Feb. 9 on capital charges relating to the al-Qaeda strike on the Cole in Yemen that killed 17 U.S. service members and injured 50 others in October 2000.

The chief military judge at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Army Col. James Pohl, said that he found the government's arguments "unpersuasive" and that the case will go ahead because "the public interest in a speedy trial will be harmed by the delay in the arraignment."

The administration had argued that the "interests of justice" would be served by a delay that would allow the government to review the approximately 245 prisoners at Guantanamo to figure out who should be prosecuted and how, and who can be released.

"The Commission is unaware of how conducting an arraignment would preclude any option by the administration," Pohl wrote in an opinion obtained by The Washington Post. "Congress passed the military commissions act, which remains in effect. The Commission is bound by the law as it currently exists, not as it may change in the future."

The decision was lauded by some survivors of the attack on the Cole, who said it illustrated the independence of the military judiciary at Guantanamo.

"I'm absolutely delighted," said Navy Cmdr. Kirk Lippold, the former skipper of the Cole. "It proves the military commissions work without undue command influence, and this decision puts us back on track to see an accounting for al-Nashiri's terrorist acts."

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

Army Col. James Pohl..... Well done you! Here is an American who sees his clear duty and does it. I hope socialist Obama does not get his way, he probably will in the end. but meanwhile I am thankful this Judge took a stand.

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Boy's Wrapped B-Day Present Is Dad Home From Iraq

Boy's Wrapped B-Day Present Is Dad Home From Iraq



Gabriel Hurles' sixth birthday party wasn't a surprise, but his present sure was.

The kindergartner was so engrossed in the cupcakes his mother brought to his class on Wednesday that he didn't notice the enormous wrapped box off to the side.

"That's one big, giant present," a 6-year-old classmate told him. "See what you got, Gabriel."

Gabriel peeled back the wrapping paper to find the surprise of his young life _ his father, an Army mechanic back in Nevada on leave from his second tour in Iraq.

"It's my dad!" he announced to his classmates at Sutro Elementary School in Dayton, a few miles northeast of Carson City. "Hi, Daddy."

Army Spc. Casey Hurles, 23, hadn't seen his son since he left in June. When he learned his leave would coincide with his son's birthday, he hatched a plan to hide out in the 4-foot-tall box.

"It was such a rush of emotion," said Hurles, who said he got butterflies in his stomach while waiting in the box.
After Hurles sat down and ate a cupcake with the birthday boy, teacher Dawn VanSickle presented him with a banner from the class that read, "Welcome Home. Thank you for your service."

VanSickle said she was happy to arrange the reunion in her classroom.

"One of the first things (Gabriel) shared about himself was that his dad was in Iraq and that he was waiting for his dad to come home," she said. "He talks about his dad all the time."

Hurles, who joined the Army four years ago, is a mechanic in the 1st Cavalry Division stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. He completed one tour in Iraq and is seven months into his second tour. He expects to finish sometime this summer.

Gabriel said he looks forward to playing with his dad over the next two weeks but understands why he has to leave again.

"He has to work," Gabriel said. "He works in the war."

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

I love this what a great story! God bless this family.

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

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

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B.Hussein Obama 'friend': End of Israel 'within reach'

Obama 'friend': End of Israel 'within reach'



Accusing the Jewish state of "genocide," an anti-Israel Palestinian activist once commended by President Obama has predicted the end of Israel, which, he boasted, is "within reach, in our lifetimes."

In a piece earlier this month titled, "Why Israel won't survive," Ali Abunimah, co-founder of Electronic Intifada, a pro-Palestinian online publication, accused Israel of war crimes and gloated, "Now, the other pillar of Israeli power – Western support and complicity – is starting to crack. We must do all we can to push it over."
"It is Israel as a Zionist state, not Palestine or the Palestinian people, that cannot survive this attempted genocide. Its problem is legitimacy, or rather a profound and irreversible lack of it," wrote Abunimah.

Abunimah previously was described as close to Obama and has introduced the politician at pro-Palestinian events. Referring to a time period in the late 1990s, Abunimah said that "Obama used to be very comfortable speaking up for and being associated with Palestinian rights and opposing the Israeli occupation."

Abunimah was quoted stating Obama was "quite frank that the U.S. needed to be more evenhanded, that it leaned too much toward Israel."

He noted Obama's unusual stance toward Israel, commenting "these were the kind of statements I'd never heard from a U.S. politician who seemed like he was going somewhere, rather than at the end of his career."

In his piece this month, Abunimah blasted Israel's three-week campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, accusing the Israel Defense Forces of "massacr[ing] civilians in the hope that the population would turn against those fighting the occupier."

Obama, anti-Israel activist raised funds for Islamic causes

In the 1990s, Obama was a speaker at events in Chicago's large Palestinian immigrant community to raise funds for U.N. camps for the so-called Palestinian refugees. Abunimah recalls introducing Obama at one such event, a 1999 fundraiser for the Deheisha Palestinian camp in the West Bank.
"I knew Barack Obama for many years as my state senator – when he used to attend events in the Palestinian community in Chicago all the time," stated Abuminah during an interview last year with Democracy Now!, a nationally syndicated radio and television political program.
"I remember personally introducing [Obama] onstage in 1999, when we had a major community fundraiser for the community center in Deheisha refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. And that's just one example of how Barack Obama used to be very comfortable speaking up for and being associated with Palestinian rights and opposing the Israeli occupation," Abunimah said.

Abunimah previously described meeting with Obama at a fundraiser at the home of Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, reportedly a former PLO activist.

"Obama came with his wife. That's where I had a chance to really talk to him," Abunimah recalled. "It was an intimate setting. He convinced me he was very aware of the issues [and] critical of U.S. bias toward Israel and lack of sensitivity to Arabs. ... He was very supportive of U.S. pressure on Israel.

According to quotes obtained by Gulf News, Abunimah recalled a 2004 meeting in a Chicago neighborhood while Obama was running for his Senate seat. Abunimah quoted Obama telling him "warmly" he was sorry that "I haven't said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race."

"I'm hoping when things calm down, I can be more up front," Abunimah reportedly quoted the senator as saying.

Abunimah said Obama urged him to "keep up the good work" at the Chicago Tribune, where Abunimah contributed guest columns that were highly critical of Israel.

Abunimah serves on the board of the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN, a controversial Arab group founded by Khalidi's wife that mourns the establishment of Israel as a "catastrophe" and supports intense immigration reform, including providing driver's licenses and education to illegal aliens.

The rest of the article HERE

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

The Bible says, says that in the latter days they will attack Israel, but she will be miraculously saved.

Obama on the other hand, and this jerk Ali Abunimah, and their ilk will not be saved and that thought makes me smile.

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

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

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President Bush and Laura Receive Rousing Welcome at Baylor Basketball Game

Baylor University Women's Basketball game, and the wonderful response President Bush and Larua received.

President Bush watches Lady Bears game in first public outing since leaving office

waco trib

At times, it seemed as if Baylor Lady Bears basketball coach Kim Mulkey might turn and ask former President George W. Bush to exert his influence and change a referee’s call Wednesday night at the Ferrell Center.

Who knows? Bush might have obliged.

In his first public appearance since leaving the White House, Bush sat beside his wife, Laura Bush, just behind the Baylor bench as the No. 4-ranked Lady Bears lost to No. 2 Oklahoma, 56-51.

Bush said recently in a television interview that he wanted to attend a Baylor women’s basketball game. He made good on that statement by joining the 8,220 in attendance Wednesday.

“Most of all, I was excited to get to say hello to Kim,” Bush said. “I got to know her when they won the national championship and they came to the Oval Office. She is a dynamic person. She’s really one of the country’s great coaches.”

Bush met the Lady Bears for a pre-game pep talk about 30 minutes before tipoff.

His message: Seize the moment.

“I told them that every moment in life is precious, and this is a big moment for them,” Bush said. “There’s no question in my mind they’ll give it their all, and I wish them all the best.”

The Bushes walked through the tunnel and into the Ferrell Center with Mulkey just before the playing of the national anthem.

At the first timeout, public address announcer Derek Smith introduced the former president and first lady to a standing ovation.

Though reserved for much of the first half, Bush stood and clapped with the Baylor fans seconds after Lady Bears guard Jessica Morrow connected on a 3-pointer at the end of the first half.

Before the game, the Baylor players took pictures with the former president and first lady.

“It was definitely an honor and a privilege to have him here,” Baylor sophomore guard Melissa Jones said. “To be able to talk to him and shake his hand was remarkable.”

Mulkey said a win over Oklahoma would have made the night perfect, but even having lost to the Sooners, the Lady Bears will cherish the memory.

“You bet it’s special,” Mulkey said. “It’s a night none of us will forget. He said to the kids in the locker room before the game this was his first public outing since being out of office. That’s pretty special. The only thing that could’ve made it better was a win.”

The Bushes stayed the entire game, keeping their seats even as many of the Lady Bears’ faithful exited with the Sooners in control with four seconds remaining.

The Bushes posed for photos during timeouts in the second half as Baylor fans grew bolder in approaching the courtside seats.

Mulkey’s daughter, Makenzie Robertson, joined the Bushes early in the second half. Robertson, a member of the Midway girls’ varsity basketball team, was still wearing her uniform, having played a game earlier in the evening in Cleburne.

Though the Lady Bears are now 0-1 with the Bushes in attendance, some Baylor fans say they would like to see the former first family become regulars at the Ferrell Center.

Wild Thing's comment.....

Good they deserve it. I can't believe the media and Obama and Biden are still bashing Bush.

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January 30, 2009

Michael Steele Wins RNC Chairmanship ~ Congratulations!

Michael Steele Wins RNC Chairmanship

"As a little boy growing up in this town, this is awesome," said Steele, the most moderate candidate in the field and considered an outsider because he's not a committee member.

In a brief acceptance speech, the new GOP chairman struck a tone of inclusiveness.

"We're going to say to friend and foe alike: We want you to be a part of us, we want you to with be with us, and for those who wish to obstruct, get ready to get knocked over," Steele said.

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

Kudos to you Michael. Now stand tall and proud. Be strong and push conservative principles. Do not falter and do not shrink from the fight against Obama and the Democrats.

When he was running for LT. Governor, the democratic party, with the help of Chuck Schumer, illegally gained access to his credit report .

From the past:

"Black Democratic leaders in Maryland say that racially tinged attacks against Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in his bid for the U.S. Senate are fair because he is a conservative Republican.

Such attacks against the first black man to win a statewide election in Maryland include pelting him with Oreo cookies during a campaign appearance, calling him an “Uncle Tom” and depicting him as a black-faced minstrel on a liberal Web log.

Operatives for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) also obtained a copy of his credit report — the only Republican candidate so targeted.

But black Democrats say there is nothing wrong with “pointing out the obvious.”

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Public Support for Obama's Stimulus Bill Slips 42%

Public Support for Economic Recovery Plan Slips to 42%

Rasmussen Report ...for complete article

Public support for the economic recovery plan crafted by President Obama and congressional Democrats has slipped a bit over the past week. At the same time, expectations that the plan will quickly become law have increased.

Forty-two percent (42%) of the nation’s likely voters now support the president’s plan, roughly one-third of which is tax cuts with the rest new government spending. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 39% are opposed to it and 19% are undecided. Liberal voters overwhelmingly support the plan while conservatives are strongly opposed.

Last week, support for the President’s plan was at 45% and opposition at 34%.

As they consider the size and scope of the $800-billion-plus economic recovery plan, 46% are worried that the government will end up doing too much while 42% worry that it will do too little .

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

Obama: Those are not the supporters I once knew. LOL

NO wonder they’re trying to rush it through before people know what’s in it.

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Stimulus Aids Illegal Immigrants

Stimulus aids illegal immigrants


The $800 billion-plus economic stimulus measure making its way through Congress could steer government checks to illegal immigrants, a top Republican congressional official asserted Thursday.

The legislation, which would send tax credits of $500 per worker and $1,000 per couple, expressly disqualifies nonresident aliens, but it would allow people who don't have Social Security numbers to be eligible for the checks.

Undocumented immigrants who are not eligible for a Social Security number can file tax returns with an alternative number. A House-passed version of the economic recovery bill and one making its way through the Senate would allow anyone with such a number, called an individual taxpayer identification number, to qualify for the tax credits.

A revolt among GOP conservatives to similar provisions of a 2008 economic stimulus bill, which sent rebate checks to most wage earners, forced Democratic congressional leaders to add stricter eligibility requirements. That legislation, enacted in February 2008, required that people have valid Social Security numbers in order to get checks.

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

As usual, the Dems are trying to buy future votes and enslave people by getting them dependent on government. If Republicans can stick together in opposition, people may see the damage that Democrats in control cause.


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

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

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Warriors...In Their Own Words

What does it take to be a Warrior? Who fights for our freedom? Why do they do it? Hear it in their own words. Stories of Courage, Honor, Love.

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

These heroes deserve the respect and gratitude every day of every year into beyond. This is such a special video.

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

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

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

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Gov. Palin Unveils 'SarahPAC'

Gov. Palin Unveils 'SarahPAC'


Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has started a new political action committee – in a move that many are seeing as a precursor to a possible run for president in 2012.

The organization now has a website,, registered to a post office box in Arlington, Va. The PAC is scheduled to post on the Federal Elections Commission website.

While the FEC website now lists Palin as a 2012 candidate, FEC representative Judith Ingram told WND the Alaska governor is not officially registered to run for the presidency, and the entry is only the FEC's technical placeholder for the time being.

The PAC supports priorities Palin has had as Alaska governor, including: resource development, education, health, transportation and infrastructure development and reform and transparency in government.

The committee encourages citizens to stick to their values as President Obama takes charge of the nation.

"As a new president takes office and begins to lead our country, Gov. Palin believes that every one of us has a duty and responsibility in this time of economic crisis and international challenge. Each one of us must step up to the plate, get involved in the spirit of renaissance and renewal that is critical to America's success," it says.

Sarah Palin's Official PAC Dedicated to building America's future, supporting fresh ideas and candidates who share our vision for reform and innovation.

SarahPAC believes America's best days are ahead. Our country, founded on conservative principles and the fight for freedom, must confront the challenges of the 21st century with integrity, innovation, and determination.

SarahPAC believes energy independence is a cornerstone of the economic security and progress that every American family wants and deserves.

SarahPAC believes the Republican Party is at the threshold of an historic renaissance that will build a better future for all. Health care, education, and reform of government are among our key goals. Join us today!


PAC = Political Action Committee private 501 c(3) organization (outside of the government, per ethics rules) that publicly supports a specific set of goals and values as expressed by a candidate or potential candidate.

PAC is a legal funding mechanism for a potential candidate and the first step toward running for higher office.

Governor Palin's State of the State Address 2009 Part 1

Governor Palin's State of the State Address 2009 Part 2

Governor Palin's State of the State Address 2009 Part 3

Governor Palin's State of the State Address 2009 Part 4


I love this 4th one, she talks abouto smaller government and small business owners. All very positive and conservative.

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

Good for Sarah, she is going to start now. God bless Sarah and her family.

Her stance on alternative energy in Alaska is excellent. Her position on fiscal responsibility is not only excellent, but is diametrically opposed to what is going on in Washington.

I was very disappointed by Sen. McCain's tepid defense of his choice of running mate, and his daughter Meghan's coy refusal to answer any questions regarding Gov. Palin. When pressed by the reporter to say whether she still had the same favorable opinion as she had in an earlier appearance, Meghan McCain refused to answer, implying that she did not. I find that very disturbing, as Gov. Palin has been nothing but gracious.

She helped McCain and I think it is extremely bad taste for one thing to behave like John McCain and Meghan have been. I realize Meghan had said before she voted for Kerry, but even so the tremendous response Sarah got was such a plus for the campaign, she ( Meghan ) should be forever grateful.

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

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

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Obama's ILLEGAL Aunt Seeks Asylum

Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyang

Obama's illegal aunt seeks asylum


Obama's illegal alien aunt has enlisted the help of an immigration lawyer to help her win asylum and stay in the United States.

Margaret Wong and Associates is representing Zeituni Onyango, the 56-year-old Kenyan half-sister of Obama's deceased father, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Onyango and her lawyer are scheduled to attend an immigration hearing in Boston on April 1.

"The judge will be looking at evidence that they may not have been aware of four years ago," Michael Rogers, spokesman for Wong, told the newspaper. "Wong is optimistic. We would have preferred to not conduct this case in the media spotlight, but that's not going to happen."

Onyango, revealed in November to be dwelling on Flaherty Way in a South Boston slum, has been living in the United States illegally, refusing to leave the U.S. for her Kenyan homeland after a judge rejected her request for asylum in 2004.

Boston Housing Authority spokesman Bill McGonagle told the Boston Herald she received a small stipend for working six hours a week as a volunteer resident health advocate in her complex.

"Auntie Zeituni" made a $260 campaign contribution to her nephew's presidential bid from a work address in the city. She proudly displayed photos of Obama, including some that appear as old as 25 years, inside her first-floor apartment, McGonagle said.

The Bush administration issued a directive requiring high-level approval before agents could arrest fugitive immigrants on Oct. 31, the Associated Press reported. Immigration and Customs Enforcement documents reveal U.S. officials were concerned about implications of detaining Onyango in the days before the election.

"The Homeland Security Department censored parts of the document before turning it over to the AP, citing privacy and law enforcement reasons for withholding some of the information, including the name of the person who sent the e-mail," the AP revealed. "It also blacked out the names of recipients of the directive, making it impossible to determine whether it was sent to anyone outside the department or outside government."

ICE spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said the order was lifted by the end of November.

Shelli Baker of Boston's WROL 950 AM told WND she went to the Boston apartment with Philip Berg after the election. While Onyango did not answer the door, she said something curious happened.

"I knocked on her door, and a nice young African-American greeted me. He was very happy. He saw my camera. I said, 'Can you tell me, is she still here?' And he said, 'No, she went away with some men in a car about a week ago. It got too hot about these elections with her nephew.'"

Baker asked the man if Onyango would be back. He replied, "I think so."

She then asked him a strategic question: "Are you all rejoicing that her nephew born in Kenya was elected?"

He responded, "Oh yes. We had a party about that."

Baker said the apartment management told her they knew Onyango would be back, despite her 4-year-old deportation orders.

"Evidently this type of obstinacy and persistence is very well known to the Obama family," Baker told WND. "And they're very proud of it."

Now the Plain Dealer has revealed that Onyango left her home in Boston public housing to escape media coverage in December.

Onyango traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, and hired Wong to assist her in her fight to remain in the U.S.

According to the report, Wong said Onyango stayed with relatives in an African immigrant community while in Cleveland. Rogers said she returned to Boston later in December.

On Dec. 17, an immigration judge stayed an order to deport Onyango.

The judge reopened her case for asylum on Dec. 30, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Executive Office of Immigration Review said.

Earlier this month, Onyango attended Obama's swearing-in ceremony and an inaugural ball at Washington's Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, a historic luxury hotel, the Associated Press reported.

Rogers claims she never met with the president during inaugural festivities. She arrived with her immigration lawyer as her guest.

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

Want to make a bet she goes to the front of line in front of every other legitimate person seeking citizenship here in the US? And not only that, then she will get on welfare and any and all of the hand out programs the democrats put forth.

Hmmmmm how VERY odd.....She needs asylum from a country where Barry Soetoro is phenomenally popular??

We used to be a nation of laws, codified in the Constitution....but oh wait, that's right we I mean THEY unfortunately have a President that has NOT obeyed our Constitution and loaths it .


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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67

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Letters From Iraq: Outside the Wire

386th Air Expeditionary Wing

My day began at 5 a.m. by attending the "guard mount" along with the other Airmen who would be conducting a patrol outside the wire. This morning a salty old Master Sergeant was in charge and methodically discussed the concerns of the day. His manner bespeaks of a veteran who has clearly performed the mission more than once and is able to convey a sense of confidence expected of one with his experience.

By Lt. Col. Greg Laffitte
887th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron

Lt. Col. Greg Laffitte is serving with the 887th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at Camp Bucca, Iraq. He writes weekly commentaries about his deployment.


My day began at 5 a.m. by attending the "guard mount" along with the other Airmen who would be conducting a patrol outside the wire. This morning a salty old Master Sergeant was in charge and methodically discussed the concerns of the day. His manner bespeaks of a veteran who has clearly performed the mission more than once and is able to convey a sense of confidence expected of one with his experience.

Assembled for this "o-dark-early" briefing are the troops whose ages range from 20 years up to 50. No surprises here as the 50 year old guy is yours truly. A quick scan of the audience reveals not only men but women as well. From my vantage point I see the faces of your sons and daughters poised and ready to accomplish their mission. I am proud to serve with them and realize these are America's finest.

My mission today was to provide emergency medical care in support of the Airmen patrolling sectors of the countryside. We would also provide security for a municipal meeting with local civic leaders where water supply concerns would be discussed. I was looking forward to this patrol as it would be my first time interacting with Iraqi citizens in their neighborhoods.

Once the guard mount was complete it was time to go. The convoy slowly headed out of the Forward Operating Base ensuring the 5 mph speed limit was not broken. Yes you can get a speeding ticket here and the troops don't want to have to see the "shirt" when that happens.

Our armored vehicles are heavy and have knobs and various pieces of structure that can really put a dent in your "nugget" if you hit your cranium while not wearing your helmet. Standing over six feet tall, I have to really be careful not to bang my head, especially while exiting the truck. Once strapped in you put your headset on and make sure your "comm" is good to go. It never ceases to amaze me how a group of Airmen can so quickly turn a mundane subject into a hilarious comedy. There had been some talk about stopping at a local roadside vendor and trying out the menu. As the onboard medic I voiced my concerns and within minutes the troops had the conversation "bottomed" out if you get my drift.

We arrived at our village and exited the truck. My first walk down an Iraqi street was not exactly what I had expected. Off to my left was a pile of debris where at least six puppies were nursing from their mother.

Off to my right was a medium sized dog who apparently was having a bad day and liked to show his teeth!

After walking for less than 10 minutes, I was greeted by a crowd of school-aged boys who seemed like they had finally met up with a long lost friend. I could scarcely believe the reception I was being given.

These kids were wanting to shake my hand and in broken English kept telling me, "America number one!"

We conducted our business then made our way to the municipal building where, this time, we were greeted by older Iraqi gentlemen who were as courteous as your best friend's family. I walked around the area keeping a constant look out for suspicious activity when I got hit.

The object was a soccer ball and the perpetrator was a 6-year-old boy with a passionate love of soccer. Within minutes this kid and I were kicking his soccer ball back and forth and having a good old time. Another boy whom I would have guessed to be about 14 approached me and in broken English began discussing professional wrestling. I somehow got the impression he thought I looked like some wrestler named The Undertaker whom he had seen on TV. My first up close and personal interaction with the people of Iraq was definitely a genuinely friendly exchange.

Iraq is a sovereign country as of Jan. 1, 2009. This is of enormous significance because the Iraqi government is clearly driving the bus now. American servicemen and women serving here appreciate that fact because it demonstrates how far we have come in creating stability and security in this country. The citizens of Iraq are definitely on the road to progress and are enthusiastic about an upcoming election only days away. Our role here is to defend the progress and protect against any insurgency which might attempt to disrupt that progress.

Before we departed the municipal compound, I noticed something worth mentioning in closing.

Standing to my left was an African-American Airman and to my right was a Filipino-American Airman.

Here were three ethnically diverse American servicemen united as one force protecting the rights of the Iraqi people who were also on the eve of a historic election. I think that's kind of cool.

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

God bless our troops. They have worked so hard and sacrificed so much to have such great success. All the branches of service need to be thanked.

I pray Obama will hold off on pulling out of Iraq and at least listen to our military on how to do things. Obama in NO way is qualified to make such decisions like this.

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January 29, 2009

"How Much I Support Our President"

How Much I Support Our President

by RWJ

Big Hollywood

"America wanted change and we got it. Apparently the first thing that changed is that dissent is no longer the highest form of patriotism. Rush Limbaugh found that out when he was accused of wanting the President to fail. How dare he not support our President! According to Jon Stewart what Rush said was almost treasonous."
"here is a list of examples showing just how much I support our President: "

1. I support him as much as Code Pink supports our troops.
2. I support him as much as N.O.W. supports Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
3. I support him as much as the Hollywood community supported Theo Van Gogh.
4. I support him as much as Nancy Pelosi supports the Catholic Church’s teachings on life.
5. I support him as much as Al Gore supports cutting down on his personal carbon footprint to save the world.
6. I support him as much as John Edwards supports The National Enquirer’s right to publish pictures of his girlfriend and baby.
7. I support him as much as Western gay rights groups support Mehdi Kazemi.
8. I support him as much as the Castro brothers support Oscar Biscet’s right to free speech.
9. I support him as much as Ted Kennedy supports renewable wind energy off the coast of his summer mansion.
10. I support him as much as Bill Clinton supports Hillary’s ambitions for higher office.
11. I support him as much as the National Education Association supports the rights of students and parents to get a quality education over the security of a teacher’s job.
12. I support him just as much as he supports the right of a baby who survives an abortion to not spend its only living moments waiting to die in a storage room.

I hope that clears everything up. Now could someone please tell what time the oceans are going to start receding because I’d really hate to miss that one.

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

LOL this is excellent. Awesome list and feel free to add to it if you like.

I am so glad Breitbart has done this Big Hollywood site. Many of the writers use their names and some are a little more careful to protect their families since they are in showbiz and are concerned with still being able to make a living. This author uses initials and states in his bio it is to protect his family.

As I was noticing this it is yet again something we need to know about. Just how the left has a double standard in what is Free Speech.

So a special thank you to RWJ too for writing the post about Obama.

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

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

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

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Republicans Defiant, But House Passes Massive Stimulus Bill

Behind the Scenes: Republicans Stand Up for Taxpayers

Republicans Defiant, But House Passes Massive Stimulus Bill


(Snipets from the article)

The vote was 244-188.

"We don't have a moment to spare," Obama declared at the White House as congressional allies hastened to do his bidding in the face of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

The vote sent the bill to the Senate, where debate is expected to begin as early as this week on a companion measure already taking shape. Democratic leaders have pledged to have legislation ready for Obama's signature by mid-February.

A mere eight days after Inauguration Day, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday's events heralded a new era. "The ship of state is difficult to turn," said the California Democrat. "But that is what we must do. That is what President Obama called us to do in his inaugural address."
"Another week that we delay is another 100,000 or more people unemployed. I don't think we want that on our consciences," said Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the leading architects of the legislation.
Republicans said the bill was short on tax cuts and contained too much spending, much of it wasteful and unlikely to help laid-off Americans.
The party's leader, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, said the measure "won't create many jobs, but it will create plenty of programs and projects through slow-moving government spending." A GOP alternative, comprised almost entirely of tax cuts, was defeated, 266-170, moments before the final vote.

On the final vote, the legislation drew overwhelming support among Democrats while all but a few Republicans opposed it. ........This is NOT TRUE! ` Wild Thing

Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, sought to strip out all the spending from the legislation before final passage, arguing that the entire cost of the bill would merely add to soaring federal deficits. "Where are we going to get the money," he asked, but his attempt failed overwhelmingly, 302-134.
Obey had a ready retort. "They don't look like Herbert Hoover, I guess, but there are an awful lot of people in this chamber who think like Herbert Hoover," he said, referring to the president whose term is forever linked in history with the Great Depression.

House passes stimulus plan, but with no Republican votes

Politics AP

To their credit, not a single Republican supported the Obama bailout and social spending package. All 178 Republicans in the House of Representatives turned it down

The vote was 244 to 188. None of the House's 178 Republican members voted yes.

Despite a fresh plea for cooperation from President Barack Obama, who insisted that "we don't have a moment to spare," Republicans spurned the Democratic bill.

Most Republicans will oppose this bill for one reason: It won't work," said Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., the chairman of the House Republican Conference, which helps promote party policies.

"We're using our economic woes to grow government spending to epic and historic proportions," charged Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif.

Some of the spending will be "wasteful," said House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio. A plan to provide funds to help consumers convert to digital television "looks like a slush fund to me," he said.

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

And 11 Dems voted against it, I bet Obama will be taking names. And I I want to thank the House Republicans for standing strong!! Boehner and Cantor should get a lot of credit. Unanimous opposition is outstanding.

The job of our conservative representatives now is to minimize the impact of the Obama Administration on our institutions and our individual liberties. The Democrats will try to strip them away, one by one. The fight for our nation has just begun.

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

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

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Democrats Petition Against Rush Getting Overwhelming Amount of PRO Rush Comments

There are 977 comments on the dccc site right now and they’re running 99% pro-Rush. heh heh

This is hilarious! LOL. This petition says “Stand Strong Against Rush Limbaugh” and 99% of the comments are PRO-LIMBAUGH!

The way this is going, I can guarantee you that Obama will deinitely NOT be re-elected in 2012. Keep it up Obama! You and your administration are self-imploding! Liberal wussies! Republicans will NOT back down to your liberal socialistic policies.

I said iin another post I did not want to post the link to the site because it would make easier for the dems that lurk anjd read this blog to go to it. But now I see it is ok since most of the comments are PRO Rush Limbaugh at the site.


Stand Strong Against Rush Limbaugh

I loved reading the comments. LOL Some of them are awesome.

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Economic stimulus? Feds Want Your Medical Records

Economic stimulus? Feds want your medical records


A little-discussed provision in President Obama's economic stimulus plan would demand that every American submit to a government program for electronic medical records without a choice to opt out, and it has privacy advocates more than a little alarmed.

Patients might be alarmed, too, privacy advocates said, if they realized information such as documentation on abortions, mental health problems, impotence, being labeled as a non-compliant patient, lawsuits against doctors and sexual problems could be shared electronically with, perhaps, millions of people.

Sue A. Blevins, president of the Institute for Health Freedom, said unless people have the right to decide "if and when" their health information is shared, there is no real privacy.

"President Obama has pledged to advance freedom," she said. "Therefore the freedom to choose not to participate in a national electronic health-records system must be upheld."

Blevins' organization, one of the few raising the alarm at this point, said the stimulus plan would impose an electronic health records system on every person in the U.S. without any provision for seeking patient consent or allowing them not to participate.

"Without those protections, Americans' electronic health records could be shared – without their consent – with over 600,000 covered entities through the forthcoming nationally linked electronic health-records network," Blevins said.

The organization said Americans who care about health privacy should contact members of Congress and the president to let them know about the need for opt-out and consent provisions.

According to the institute, the measure currently includes plans for:

* An electronic health record "for each person in the United States by 2014."

* A national coordinator to develop a "nationwide health information technology infrastructure that allows for the electronic use and exchange of information."

The institute said the medical privacy rule established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 already allows personal health information to be passed along without patient consent for treatment, payment and "oversight." The recipients of such information could be any of the people in the 600,000 organizations in the industry.

"Nobody wants to stop the proper use of good technology," Blevins said, "and for some people privacy is not an issue."

But she said the bottom line is that patients "would end up losing control of his or her personal health information."

"There's a lot at stake with electronically transferring health data and paying claims within the $2.2 trillion healthcare industry," warned the organization, which works on issues of health freedom in the U.S.

Another group, Consumer Watchdog, even suggested today Google is trying to lobby for the "sale of electronic medical records."

The group said, "Reportedly Google is pushing for the provisions so it may sell patient medical information to its advertising clients on the new 'Google Health' database."

Consumer Watchdog said, "Americans will benefit from an integrated system capable of making our medical records available wherever we may need them, but only if the system is properly used.
"The medical technology portion of the economic stimulus bill does not sufficiently protect patient privacy, and recent amendments have made this situation worse. Medical privacy must be strengthened before the measure's final passage," the group said.
Classifying of people could lead to "discrimination and prejudice. … People can look at data about you and make assessments ultimately of who you are."

The Heartland Regional Genetics and Newborn Screening is one of the organizations that advocates more screening and research.

The group proclaims in its vision statement a desire to see newborns screened for 200 conditions. It also forecasts "every student … with an individual program for education based on confidential interpretation of their family medical history, their brain imaging, their genetic predictors of best learning methods. …"
Further, every individual should share information about "personal and family health histories" as well as "gene tests for recessive conditions and drug metabolism" with the "other parent of their future children."
Still further, it seeks "ecogenetic research that could improve health, lessen disability, and lower costs for sickness."
"They want to test every child for 200 conditions, take the child's history and a brain image, and genetics, and come up with a plan for that child," Brase said at the time. "They want to learn their weaknesses and defects.
"Nobody including and especially the government should be allowed to create such extensive profiles," she said.
The next step, said Brase, is obvious: The government, with information about potential health weaknesses, could say to couples, "We don't want your expensive children."
"I think people have forgotten about eugenics. The fact of the matter is that the eugenicists have not gone away. Newborn genetic testing is the entry into the 21st Century version of eugenics," she said.

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

Wow, what a difference a week makes!!!!

What a sick miserable world these jerks are trying to create. And the things they said about children is dangerous and VERY scary.

If this one aspect of the plan was broadcast on every news channel, the uproar would be tremendous.


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

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

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Road Sign Means Something Else ~ LOL

No Snickering: That Road Sign Means Something Else

The New York Times..EUROPE


When ordering things by telephone, Stewart Pearce tends to take a proactive approach to the inevitable question “What is your address?”

He lays it out straight, so there is no room for unpleasant confusion. “I say, ‘It’s spelled “crap,” as in crap,’ ” said Mr. Pearce, 61, who has lived in Crapstone, a one-shop country village in Devon, for decades.

Disappointingly, Mr. Pearce has so far been unable to parlay such delicate encounters into material gain, as a neighbor once did.

“Crapstone,” the neighbor said forthrightly, Mr. Pearce related, whereupon the person on the other end of the telephone repeated it to his co-workers and burst out laughing. “They said, ‘Oh, we thought it didn’t really exist,’ ” Mr. Pearce said, “and then they gave him a free something.”

In the scale of embarrassing place names, Crapstone ranks pretty high. But Britain is full of them. Some are mostly amusing, like Ugley, Essex; East Breast, in western Scotland; North Piddle, in Worcestershire; and Spanker Lane, in Derbyshire.

Others evoke images that may conflict with residents’ efforts to appear dignified when, for example, applying for jobs.

These include Crotch Crescent, Oxford; Titty Ho, Northamptonshire; Wetwang, East Yorkshire; Slutshole Lane, Norfolk; and Thong, Kent. And, in a country that delights in lavatory humor, particularly if the word “bottom” is involved, there is Pratts Bottom, in Kent, doubly cursed because “prat” is slang for buffoon.

As for Penistone, a thriving South Yorkshire town, just stop that sophomoric snickering.

“It’s pronounced ‘PENNIS-tun,’ ” Fiona Moran, manager of the Old Vicarage Hotel in Penistone, said over the telephone, rather sharply. When forced to spell her address for outsiders, she uses misdirection, separating the tricky section into two blameless parts: “p-e-n” — pause — “i-s-t-o-n-e.”

Several months ago, Lewes District Council in East Sussex tried to address the problem of inadvertent place-name titillation by saying that “street names which could give offense” would no longer be allowed on new roads.

“Avoid aesthetically unsuitable names,” like Gaswork Road, the council decreed. Also, avoid “names capable of deliberate misinterpretation,” like Hoare Road, Typple Avenue, Quare Street and Corfe Close.

(What is wrong with Corfe Close, you might ask? The guidelines mention the hypothetical residents of No. 4, with their unfortunate hypothetical address, “4 Corfe Close.” To find the naughty meaning, you have to repeat the first two words rapidly many times, preferably in the presence of your fifth-grade classmates.)

The council explained that it was only following national guidelines and that it did not intend to change any existing lewd names.

Still, news of the revised policy raised an outcry.

“Sniggering at double entendres is a loved and time-honored tradition in this country,” Carol Midgley wrote in The Times of London. Ed Hurst, a co-author, with Rob Bailey, of “Rude Britain” and “Rude UK,” which list arguably offensive place names — some so arguably offensive that, unfortunately, they cannot be printed here — said that many such communities were established hundreds of years ago and that their names were not rude at the time.
“Place names and street names are full of history and culture, and it’s only because language has evolved over the centuries that they’ve wound up sounding rude,” Mr. Hurst said in an interview.

Mr. Bailey, who grew up on Tumbledown Dick Road in Oxfordshire, and Mr. Hurst got the idea for the books when they read about a couple who bought a house on Butt Hole Road, in South Yorkshire.

The name most likely has to do with the spot’s historic function as a source of water, a water butt being a container for collecting water. But it proved to be prohibitively hilarious.

“If they ordered a pizza, the pizza company wouldn’t deliver it, because they thought it was a made-up name,” Mr. Hurst said. “People would stand in front of the sign, pull down their trousers and take pictures of each other’s naked buttocks.”

The couple moved away.

The people in Crapstone have not had similar problems, although their sign is periodically stolen by word-loving merrymakers. And their village became a stock joke a few years ago, when a television ad featuring a prone-to-swearing soccer player named Vinnie Jones showed Mr. Jones’s car breaking down just under the Crapstone sign.

In the commercial, Mr. Jones tries to alert the towing company to his location while covering the sign and trying not to say “crap” in front of his young daughter.

The consensus in the village is that there is a perfectly innocent reason for the name “Crapstone,” though it is unclear what that is. Theories put forth by various residents the other day included “place of the rocks,” “a kind of twisting of the original word,” “something to do with the soil” and “something to do with Sir Francis Drake,” who lived nearby.
Jacqui Anderson, a doctor in Crapstone who used to live in a village called Horrabridge, which has its own issues, said that she no longer thought about the “crap” in “Crapstone.”
Still, when strangers ask where she’s from, she admitted, “I just say I live near Plymouth.”

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

LOL I have heard of some weird names for some cities and towns but I think the ones in this article beats them all. hahaha

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

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

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CIA Station Chief in Algeria Accused of Rapes


CIA Station Chief in Algeria Accused of Rapes

ABC news

The CIA's station chief at its sensitive post in Algeria is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for allegedly raping at least two Muslim women who claim he laced their drinks with a knock-out drug, U.S. law enforcement sources tell ABC News.

The suspect in the case is identified as Andrew Warren in an affidavit for a search warrant filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. by an investigator for the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service.

Officials say the 41-year old Warren, a convert to Islam, was ordered home by the U.S. Ambassador, David Pearce, in October after the women came forward with their rape allegations in September.

According to the affidavit, the two women "reported the allegations in this affidavit independently of each other."

The affidavit says the first victim says she was raped by Warren in Sept. 2007 after being invited to a party at Warren's residence by U.S. embassy employees.

She told a State Department investigator that after Warren prepared a mixed drink of cola and whiskey, she felt a "violent onset of nausea" and Warren said she should spend the night at his home.
The alleged victim said she remembers being in Warren's bed and asking him to stop, but that "Warren made a statement to the effect of 'nobody stays in my expensive sheets with clothes on.'"

She told investigators "as she slipped in and out of consciousness she had conscious images of Warren penetrating her vagina repeatedly with his penis."

The second victim told investigators she sent Warren a text message accusing him of abusing her and he replied, "I am sorry," the affidavit says.

According to the affidavit, when Warren was interviewed by Diplomatic Security investigators, he claimed he had "engaged in consensual sexual intercourse" and admitted there were photographs of the two women on his personal laptop. He would not consent to a search or seizure of the computer, leading investigators to seek the warrant.

According to the affidavit, a search of Warren's residence in Algiers turned up Valium and Xanax and a handbook on the investigation of sexual assaults.

The affidavit says toxicologists at the FBI laboratory say Xanax and Valium are among the drugs "commonly used to facilitate sexual assault."

"Drugs commonly referred to as date rape drugs are difficult to detect because the body rapidly metabolizes them," said former FBI agent Brad Garrett, an ABC News consultant. "Many times women are not aware they were even assaulted until the next day," he said.

The CIA refused to acknowledge the investigation or provide the name of the Algiers station chief, but the CIA Director of Public Affairs, Mark Mansfield, said, "I can assure you that the Agency would take seriously, and follow up on, any allegations of impropriety."

State Departmentt Acting Spokesman Robert Wood issued a statement saying, "The U.S. takes very seriously any accusations of misconduct involving any U.S. personnel abroad. The individual is question has returned to Washington and the U.S. Government is looking into the matter."

U.S. officials were bracing for public reaction in the Muslim world, following the report of the allegation.

"It has the potential to be quite explosive if it's not handled well by the United States government," said Isobel Coleman, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who specializes in women's issues in the Middle East.

"This isn't the type of thing that's going to be easily pushed under the carpet," she said.

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

It says this man is a convert to Islam. OK so how is Obama going to handle this situation. Go on another Arab TV interview? Is it true or not is also something to consider. The one thing we know is this man converted to Islam and those accusing him are also Muslims so the whole thing has people involved that are told it is ok to lie. Remember all those Muslim women that CAIR sent out in our country to complain about how they were treated and all they saidi were lies.

If it is true then it needs to be delt with quickly and try to stop any horrible reactions the Muslim world would have. If it is a lie then I have no idea how to convince the Muslim world it is untrue. Darn it is hard when dealing in any way with Muslims!!!!!

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B. Hussein Obama Tries To Walk Through Window

Obama approaches a window of the Oval Office, instead of the door, shown to the right.

Hey Bam, that's not the door!

NY Daily News

It looks like President Obama hasn't gotten acquainted to his White House surroundings. On the way back to the Oval Office Tuesday, the President approached a paned window, instead of the actual door -- located a few feet to his right.

Doors didn't open automatically for Obama’s predecessor either. While making a hasty exit from a 2005 press conference in Beijing, former President George W. Bush tugged on the handles of a door, only to find it locked.

Bush laughed off the blunder, but the pictures still live on as part of Bush's lame duck legacy. However, there was little note taken of Obama's rookie mistake.

Obama, who was returning from meeting with Congressional leaders, may have been distracted by Republicans' icy reception to his $825 billion stimulus package, which is poised to pass on Wednesday even without a groundswell of Republican support.

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

Well sure few in the media mentioned this about Obama, since they 99.9% of the media all live to worship at his feet. But since it happened and since we are the PC Free Zone Gazette at Theodore's World ...... heh heh well it is our duty to tell it like it is and it IS one imo shook up wanna be dictator missing the door.

Maybe Obama misses his hood back in Chicagoland.

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January 28, 2009

Obama Picks Fight With Limbaugh As Bipartisan Spirit Crumbles


Rush answered the question: Does he want Obama to succeed?
"“So yes, I would hope he would succeed if he acts like Reagan. But if he’s going to do FDR — if he’s going to do The New New Deal all over, which we will call here The Raw Deal — why would I want him to succeed? Look, he’s my president. The fact that he is historic is irrelevant to me now. It matters not at all. If he is going to implement a far-left agenda... Look, I think it’s already decided: a $2 trillion in stimulus? The growth of government? I think the intent here is to create as many dependant Americans as possible looking to government for their hope and salvation. If he gets nationalized health care, I mean, it’s over, Sean. We’re never going to roll that back. That’s the end of America as we have known it, because that’s then going to set the stage for everything being government owned, operated, or provided. Why would I want that to succeed? I don’t believe in that. I know that’s not how this country is going to be great in the future; it’s not what made this country great. So I shamelessly say, “No! I want him to fail.” If his agenda is a far-left collectivism — some people say socialism — as a conservative heartfelt, deeply, why would I want socialism to succeed? “ - Rush Limbaugh


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Rush Responds to Democrat E-mail Petition Against Him:

"I am greatly puzzled. Why would the Democrats petition against me if I am doing such terrible damage to the GOP? !


And this is ia GREAT article ..........................

Barack Obama picks a fight with Rush Limbaugh as bipartisan spirit crumbles


Barack Obama is on a collision course with his critics after picking a fight with Rush Limbaugh, America's most influential conservative commentator.

Mr Obama has told Republicans in Washington to stop listening to the right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh, risking a new culture war with conservative voters.

His exhortation came as he enraged other Republicans by reversing George W Bush's ban on funding international aid to charities that perform or provide information about abortions.

After less than a week in office, Mr Obama's presidency is already encountering the very partisan bickering he had pledged to stamp out during his first 100 days.

The president responded with a clear signal that he is prepared to ram the bill through without the bipartisan consensus he promised to construct, telling Republican leaders from the House of Representatives: "I won. I'm the president."

He then told them to break free of the confrontational mindset epitomised by Mr Limbaugh, the highest paid talk show host in America. "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," Mr Obama said.

His comments followed a blunt attack on him by Mr Limbaugh, who declared on air that he hoped Mr Obama would fail as president because otherwise it will usher in socialism.

With characteristic robustness, he said: "We are being told we have to hope he succeeds, that we have to bend over and grab our ankles... because his father was black, because he's the first black president, we've got to accept this."

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

I am not going to post the petiton on here because I have a lot of dems that read this blog and try to get their comments through. I don't want to show them the link, let those idiots find it themselves.

It is simply a petition that states ...." Rush Limbaugh wants Obama to fail" and then a person is supposed to leave their name etc. and sign the petition how they hate Rush.

Regarding the artilce, it is excellent and it also says.....

"The Republican National Committee did not return calls requesting comment."

That is the most damning and depressing piece of data in the article.

The RNC should have issued a press release supporting Rush and the sentiment he expressed. Vichy cowards.

Bush Derangement Syndrome is quickly becoming Rush Derangement Syndrome. The morons only need to change one letter..."it's all Rush's fault."

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (18)

Here Is The List Where Money Will Be Spent In Stimulus Bill

The House is expected to approve today an $825 billion economic stimulus package.

Republicans Object to Stimulus Dollars for ACORN

Republicans say voter registration and community groups like ACORN could be eligible for funding under the Democrats' economic stimulus bill.

FOX News
Republican lawmakers are raising concerns that ACORN, the low-income advocacy group under investigation for voter registration fraud, could be eligible for billions in aid from the economic stimulus proposal working its way through the House.

House Republican Leader John Boehner issued a statement over the weekend noting that the stimulus bill wending its way through Congress provides $4.19 billion for "neighborhood stabilization activities."

He said the money was previously limited to state and local governments, but that Democrats now want part of it to be available to non-profit entities. That means groups like ACORN would be eligible for a portion of the funds.

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., told FOX News Tuesday that the money could be seen as "payoff" for groups' political activities in the last election. ACORN generally supports Democratic candidates and actively backed President Obama last year.

But he said the funding is just one example of frivolous spending items in the $825 billion package.

"It's just a long list of spending items. Not a real economic stimulus job creation bill," Vitter said. "It's line after line after line of favorite liberal spending programs, and it amounts to a big government bill -- not a job creation bill."


The Pelosi-Obey Stimulus bill includes $358 billion in spending under the Appropriations Committee's jurisdiction. When combined with new spending that will be considered by the Ways and Means Committee, the estimated cost of all spending will reach more than $550 billion. Additionally, there is an estimated$,275 billion tax component, which will bring the total cost of the bill to $825 billion.

Summary of spending by Appropriations Subcommittee:

Agriculture: $26.863 billion
$19.99 billion in mandatory spending for the Food Stamp program.
$5.13 billion for rural grant and loan programs, including programs to support broadband deployment, the Rural Business Cooperative Service, housing insurance, water and waste programs, and community facilities.
$726 million for the after-school snack program.
$253 million for the Department’s building and facility repairs.
$345 million for information technology improvements.
$400 million for watershed flood prevention and rehabilitation.
$23 million for the Department of Agriculture’s Inspector General to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.

Commerce, Justice, Science: $14.191 billion
$6.575 billion for the Department of Commerce, including $3.175 billion for broadband mapping and for the deployment of wireless and broadband technology to unserved areas,
$ 1 billion for unspecified activities related to the 2010 Decennial Census,
$650 million for additional Digital TV transition coupons, $1 billion for NOAA climate satellite and habitat restoration programs,
$500 million for NIST research, construction and manufacturing support pÍograms, and $250 million for economic development assistance grants.
$4.00 billion for the Department of Justice for grant assistance to State and local law enforcement, including
$3 billion for the Byrne/JAG formula grant program
and $l billion for COPS Hiring grants.
$600 million for NASA, including $400 million for Science to accelerate the highest priority Earth Science missions, $150 million for aeronautics research and
$50 million for hurricane-related construction projects at NASA centers.
$3 billion for the National Science Foundation, including $2 billion for research grants,
$300 million for research instrumentation grants,
$200 million for academic research facilities renovation grants,
$400 million for major research equipment and facilities projects,
$100 million for science education programs.
$ 16 million for the Inspectors General of the Department of Commerce, Justice, NASA, and the National Science Foundation to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.

$4.865 billion
$4.5 billion for sustainment, maintenance, and repair of Department of Defense facilities.
$350 million for research, development, test and evaluation, including pilot projects, for improvements in energy generation, transmission, regulation, storage, and use on military installations.
$15 million for the Department of Defense’s Inspector General to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.

Energy and Water:
$48.915 billion
$5 billion for water projects, including $4.5 billion for the Army Corps of
Engineers for repairs and upgrades to levees and dams and $500 million for the Bureau of Reclamation for drinking water supply, water reuse, and water recycling projects.

537.4 billion for energy projects, including the following:

1. $2 billion for research related to renewable energy and energy effrciency,
2. $500 million for an industrial waste energy recovery incentive program,
3. $ 1.5 billion for grants to institutions to identify, design, and implement sustainable energy proj ects,
4. $6.2 billion through the’WeatherizationAssistance Program to assist lowincome families in reducing energy costs,
5. $3.5 billion for Energy Effrciency and Conservation Block Grants to states, local governments, and Indian tribes to reduce fossil fuel emissions,
6. $3.4 billion for the State Energy Program to provide grants to state energy offrces,
7. $200 million for Transportation Electrification Program to move the transportation sector toward clean energy sources,
8. $300 million to provide rebates to residential customers for the purchase of energy efficient appliances,
9. $400 million for a pilot programthat will allow state and local governments to acquire alternative fueled vehicles,
10. $2 billion for facilities to support the manufacturing of advanced vehicle batteries,
1 1. $4.5 billion to support research and development, pilot projects, and federal matching funds for the Smart Grid Investment Program to modernize the country’s electric grid,
12. $8 billion for a new loan guarantee program for renewable energy and electric power transmission systems,
13.52.4 billion for carbon capture and sequestration demonstration projects,
14. 52 billion for capital improvements at Department of Energy labs and facilities, and for advanced research projects, and
15. $500 million for to accelerate ongoing nuclear waste cleanup.

$6.5 billion in additional borrowing authority for the Western Area Power Administration and the Bonneville Power Administration.
$15 million for the Department of Energy’s Inspector General to conduct audits and investigations of these programs, but no new funds are provided to conduct audits and investigations of the Corps of Engineers’ projects. Financial Services: $8.755 billion
$430 million for subsidy and administrative costs of small business loans.
$600 million to replace a portion of the Federal vehicle fleet with alternative fuel vehicles.
$7.7 billion for construction and repairs of Federal buildings, with $6 billion dedicated to projects focused on energy-efficiency and conservation and $1 billion for ports of entry.
$25 million for the Inspectors General of the Small Business Administration and the General Services Administration to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.
Homeland Security: $1.102 billion
$100 million for non-intrusive Customs and Border Protection inspection equipment,
$150 million for construction at land ports of entry.
$500 million for Explosive Detection System installation and procurement and Airport Checkpoint Technolo gies.
$150 million for the Coast Guard for alteration of bridges.
$200 million for Emergency Food and Shelter. (FY08 - $153 million)
$2 million for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General to conduct audits and oversight of these programs.

Interior: $15.010 billion
$8 billion for state revolving funds for clean water and drinking water.
$1 billion for clean-up of Superfund sites and leaking underground storage tanks.
$4.375 billion for construction, capital improvements, and revitalization projects of the Smithsonian Institution, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Indian Health Service.
$850 million for wildhrehazard reduction, including on Federal lands.
$300 million for grants and loans to states and local governments to reduce diesel emissions (DERA).
$200 million for repair and restoration of science facilities and scientific equipment of the US Geological Survey.
$100 million for the Brownfields program to address site assessment and cleanup.
$100 million for facility repairs and modernization of programs through the National Park Service Centennial Challenge grants.
$50 million for grants through the National Endowment for the Arts.
$35 million for the Inspectors General of the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Labor-HHS: $171.363 billion
$4 billion for worker training, including $1.2 billion for a new program for youth summer jobs, $50 million for Youthbuild, and
$750 million for green jobs, healthcare, and emerging industry training grants.
$120 million to employ older Americans in community service.
$500 million for state employment service and reemployment grants.
$80 million to ensure infrastructure projects funded in the bill comply with worþlace safety re gulations.
$300 million to construct Job Corps facilities.
$1.5 billion for community health centers, including $1 billion for construction and renovation of existing facilities.
$88 million to replace HRSA’s headquarters facility.
$600 million to subsidizetraining for primary care workers, including doctors, nurses and dentists.
$462 million to continue replacing CDC facilities.
$1.5 billion for university research facility construction through NIH.
$500 million for construction of NlH-owned facilities.
$ 1.5 billion for NIH research.
$ I .l billion for comparative effectiveness research.
$1 billion for LIHEAP for fiscal year 2010.
$2 billion for the Child Care Development Block Grant.
$2.1 billion for Head Start and Early Head Start.
$1 billion for the Community Services Block Grant.
$100 million for the Compassion Capital Fund.
$200 million for senior citizen nutrition programs such as Meals on Wheels.
$3 billion for a new prevention and wellness fund.
$2 billion to modernize electronic health records.
$900 million for Project Bioshield.
$13 billion for formula grants to school districts.
$100 million for school construction in school districts heavily impacted by Federal or tribal lands on which they cannot collect property taxes.
$1 billion for education technology in elementary and secondary schools.

$66 million for education for homeless children and youth.
$200 million for the Teacher Incentive Fund.
$25 million for construction loans to charter schools.
$13 billion for special education state grants.
$600 million for special education programs for infants and families.
$500 million for vocational and rehabilitation state grants’
$200 million for centers for independent living.
$15.6 billion for Pell grants.
$490 million for college work-study grants.
$50 million for student aid administration.
$100 million for teacher quality grants to institutions of higher education.
$250 million for statewide education data systems.
$14 billion for construction of elementary and secondary schools.
$6 billion for construction of facilities at colleges and universities.
$200 million to pay Americorps volunteers.
$900 million to reduce the Social Security disability case backlog and construct a new computing center for the agency.
$39 billion for state and local education agencies’
$15 billion to reward schools that have made progress in meeting No Child Left Behind standards.
$25 billion for other state and local government functions (including education).
$42 million for the Inspectors General of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, as well as the Social Security Administration and the Corporation for National and Community Service, to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.

. Military Construction - Veterans: $7.001 billion
$6 billion for military construction projects, including base housing, child development centers, hospitals and ambulatory care centers, construction projects to support Guard and Reserve units across the country, and clean-up activities related to base closures.
$1 billion for maintenance of veterans’ medical centers and national cemeteries.
$l million for the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.
State-Foreign Operations: $0.500 billion
$224 million to rehabilitate the Rio Grande Flood Control System and meet water quality and capacity requirements of the Colorado River Boundary and Capacity Preservation project.
$276 million to improve information technology, including cybersecurity enhancements.

No funds provided for the Department of State’s Inspector General to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.

Transportation-HUD: $59.485billion
$30 billion for federal highway projects, including
$300 million for roads on Indian reservations,
$250 million for park roads,
$20 million for on the job training,
$20 million for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise bonding,
$60 million for administration,
$29.35 billion to the States.
$6 billion for transit capital assistance grants for vehicle acquisition and facility construction.
$300 million for intercity rail programs.
$800 million for Amtrak for capital infrastructure improvements.
$1 billion for capital investment grants for new transit projects.
$2 billion to rehabilitate existing transit systems.
$3 billion for airport improvement projects.
$5 billion for repair and construction projects in public housing units.
$2.5 billion to renovate and retrofit federally-assisted housing units to make them more energy efficient.
$l.5 billion for emergency shelter grants.
$500 million to renovate and retrofit Native American housing units.
$l billion for Community Development Block Grants.
$4.19 billion for the Neighborhood StabilizationProgram for local communities to purchase and rehabilitate vacant housing.
$1.5 billion for the HOME program to rehabilitate and construct housing, as well as fill financing gaps.
$10 million for nonprofit housing organizations to develop or rehabilitate lowincome housing.
$100 million to address lead-based paint threats in public housing.
$50 million, which will allow loan limits to be raised in subareas, if warranted.
$35 million for the Inspectors General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Transportation to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.


Boehner to GOP: Vote against stimulus


The nitpicking took its toll, and Obama on Monday privately urged House Democrats to remove a notable flash point: funds for contraception that had been defended by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on national television just a day before. The Democrats agreed.

Loath to criticize a president who enjoys stratospheric approval ratings and the good tidings of most Americans, Republicans on the Hill are instead framing their overwhelming opposition to the stimulus bill as a vote against a congressional Democratic leadership that is far less popular than Obama.

“It’s not so much his effort, it’s what the House has done with this bill, what Pelosi has done with this bill,” explained Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), a veteran member of the Appropriations Committee.

Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), a young conservative firebrand, was more blunt when asked what happened to Obama’s honeymoon: “Ask Pelosi.”

Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.), a senior appropriator, said that “several people” registered complaints to Obama that the GOP had not been consulted in the development of the bills now being marked up in the Finance and Appropriations committees.

The committees “were run without Republican participation, the Appropriations bill had things in my subcommittee part that we never saw or had anything to say about. We have been shut out.”

Not all Republicans will say the honeymoon is over, but rather that it’s Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders who are doing their best to turn on the cold shower.


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

I read each one of them.

What a bunch of BS and if they think this list is going to stimulate anything close to jobs and helping the economy they have totally lost their minds. OH wait they have lost their minds we are talking about Pelosi and her gang and Obama their leader, their Commrade!

This thing is packed with pork! INSANITY!!!! And get this, now they are printing more money to do this with. OMG this is so dangerous what they are doing.

$726 million for after school snacks. Wow, is that going to create jobs?????

$200 MILLION for sod for the Mall? There is NO WAY that it would cost a tenth that much. Oh wait, we’re talking about the federal government where Obama is going to hire 2,000 people and pay them $50,000 each to put down ONE piece of sod each.

Democratic stimulus package would provide up to a whopping $5.2 billion for ACORN!!! HO-bama's favorite. Most of the money is secreted away under an item in the now $836 billion package titled “Neighborhood Stabilization Programs.”

From Rush:

"If Obama can co-opt McConnell and a number of Republicans in the Senate to go along with him on this, then when this economy blows up, they're on record with Obama as being responsible. This is why it's crucial that the Republicans hold out. Because Obama doesn't need a single Republican vote in the House to get what he wants, and he only needs a couple in the Senate, and that couple is just to break cloture." Barney Frank -- who helped cause this meltdown by forcing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to make loans that'd never be paid -- says Obama's mandate is to control businesses, because conservative economics of letting the market work have demonstrably failed. This is totally backwards."

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (16)

Ted Nugent Discusses the 2nd Amendment

Ted Nugent discusses the 2nd Amendment with Evan Smith, host of the KLRU program TEXAS MONTHLY TALKS and editor of TEXAS MONTHLY magazine.

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

Ted is so good and I am so glad he is a voice and consistenly speaks out about the 2nd Amendment. We need more like him out there speaking up.

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

US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (8)

White House Plan Puts Bull's-eye On Talk Shows

White House plan puts bull's-eye on talk shows

Posted agenda issues warning about new 'obligation' review

By Bob Unruh


The White House is promising new reviews of the "obligations" to the government by broadcasters who "occupy the nation's spectrum" just as the president has targeted conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh for a public attack, raising concerns over the possible restoration of the "Fairness Doctrine," a policy that failed as unneeded and unconstitutional two decades ago.

Paul Ibrahim of cited Obama's warning to congressional Republicans that "you can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done" in suggesting the president has become the "driving force" behind a new "systematic" plan to "intimidate and demonize Obama's opponents."

That such a campaign was launched only days after Obama's inauguration is "tremendously perturbing," he wrote.

"Welcome to the politics of hope 'n' change. Obama's startling attempt to hang Limbaugh's scalp on the wall is a warning that the new ruler does not want unity – he demands it," Ibrahim wrote.

On Obama's agenda, according to his White House website, is the goal to "encourage diversity in media ownership."

Obama elaborates on the site that his aim is to "encourage diversity in the ownership of broadcast media, promote the development of new media outlets for expression of diverse viewpoints, and clarify the public interest obligations of broadcasters who occupy the nation's spectrum."

The plan apparently aligns with longstanding Democratic suggestions to resurrect the "Fairness Doctrine."

The policy was abandoned in 1987 under President Reagan when there were 75 radio talk shows in the U.S. Reagan opposed the policy because it required broadcast TV and radio programs to air "opposing views" on political issues, which had the practical effect of virtually eliminating opinion programs.

Since abandonment of the Fairness Doctrine, the number of radio talk shows has risen to more than 3,000.

Joseph Farah long has warned about Democrats' plans to revive restrictions on the airwaves.

"If the Democrats and their me-too Republican allies are successful at sacking talk radio, there will be no stopping them," Farah warned. "Broadcast will be first. Then they will go after the Internet with taxes and new regulations and hate-crimes laws. And when they succeed at muzzling dissenting voices there, they will even turn to print. Remember, we are dealing with a neo-fascist mentality here."

Many fear the Fairness Doctrine would drive talk radio hosts – like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage – out of business.

During the presidential campaign, spokesman Michael Ortiz indicated Obama thought the debate was "a distraction."

But author Brad O'Leary examined Obama's legal and organizational attempts to silence media detractors during the presidential race and came to a different conclusion.

"Barack Obama has shown a stunning lack of tolerance for free speech throughout the course of [his] campaign," said O'Leary. "His presidency, combined with supermajorities for Democrats in Congress, would almost certainly bring back the so-called 'Fairness Doctrine' and allow the Democrats to snuff out any broadcasters with whom they disagree."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., affirmed her support to Human Events reporter John Gizzi for a "Fairness" policy, and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., told radio host Jim Villanucci, "I would want this station and all stations to have to present a balanced perspective and different points of view, instead of always hammering away at one side of the political [spectrum]."

Ibrahim noted the president's public verbal condemnation of Limbaugh makes clear his "rejection" of the old "Bush" politics.

"You see, President Bush did not launch assaults on private citizens, nor did he ever label anyone as 'unpatriotic' for disagreeing with him. Thus, Obama and his friends are now effecting the change they promised. Welcome to their 'new' politics," he wrote.

The National Review's Byron York said Obama's criticism of Limbaugh makes it appear he considers the talk host "the true leader of the Republican opposition."

York said Limbaugh responded that Obama was trying to make the arguments about the radio show instead of Obama's actual plans.

"To make the argument about me instead of his plan makes sense from his perspective," Limbaugh told York. "Obama's plan would buy votes for the Democrat Party, in the same way FDR's New Deal established majority power for 50 years of Democrat rule, and it would also simultaneously seriously damage any hope of future tax cuts.
"I believe his stimulus is aimed at re-establishing 'eternal' power for the Democrat Party rather than stimulating the economy because anyone with a brain knows this is NOT how you stimulate the economy," Limbaugh continued. "If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of this TRILLION dollar debacle."
Limbaugh added: "One more thing, Byron. Your publication and website have documented Obama's ties to the teachings of Saul Alinksy while he was community organizing in Chicago. Here is Rule 13 of Alinksy's Rules for Radicals: 'Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.'"

Michael G. Franc, writing on the National Review's "The Corner" blog, noted that attorney general nominee Eric Holder also has refused to commit to opposing to Fairness Doctrine.

Obama's choice to head his FCC transition team, Democrat Henry Rivera, added to fear in media circles that the Fairness Doctrine might return to silence conservative talk radio.

Brian Maloney of the blog The Radio Equalizer said in his post "Meet Talk's Executioner" he believes Rivera will use his position to bring back the law for that very purpose.

Rivera, according to Maloney, "is expected to lead the push to dismantle commercial talk radio that is favored by a number of Democratic Party senators. Rivera will play a pivotal role in preventing critics from having a public voice during Obama's tenure in office."

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

This is even more then about Rush and other talk shows, it is also about Free Speech. First week in office and he's simultaneously going after the 1st and 2nd Amendment. Obama’s arrogant, condescending attitude is one of his most glaring weaknesses. He cannot stand criticism or questions.

Hussein has just fired the opening salvo on the constitution. How is it that a KENYAN MUSLIM is telling US CITIZENS who we should or should not listen to.

To demonize and go after talk radio is right out of the Saul Alinsky playbook. And the left will applaud this because the only information they want getting out is their point of view.

I have no idea how many listeners the other talk shows have that I listen to, but Limbaugh as a consistent 20 million. This will make a lot of people including me very ticked off if this all comes about.

Let these ignorant, arrogant punks try to stifle conservative talk radio or any other broadcast media and the backlash will be at biblical proportions!

We now have a Legislature and Executive Branch that are going to Terrorize the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (20)

Military Retirees' Tri Care for Life at Risk

Military Retirees' Tri Care for Life at Risk

For those of you who are covered by TFL you will want to pay attention to what BG Bob Clements has surfaced about the future of TFL.

If you know of anyone who is Retired Military, please forward this on to them.

I don't know how many of you partake of the Tri Care for Life program but here is a very interesting note on the subject.

Obama has placed a priority on cutting it out of the budget as a means to provide funding for those things he promised during the campaign.

In any case, on page 189 of the Congressional Budget Office report, see the note below on how to get to that spot, there is a strong recommendation to eventually eliminate the program as it is too expensive. I would ask that you contact your elected officials and register your strong opposition to the elimination of this program. Just another move to slight those of us who dedicated much of our adult lives to the defense of our country.

Heads-up from BG Bob Clements, USAF Ret (P38 Bob) The following has been added to the Congressional Budget Office Web Site

a. Budget, Options, Volume 1: Health Care

For those who have never opened one of these web sites from OMB :

1. double click on the above URL
2. click on PDF
3. click on the binoculars
4. do a search for TFL.

To All,

This is for real. The heavy assault has begun on Veterans'/Retirees' benefits to pay for other programs. The word on the street is that these indeed are a high priority of the Obama administration. The one most of interest to Retired Military is in Article 189. If approved by Congress the first assault wave would hit the beaches in 2011 and would hit hard. It would initiate cost sharing to require retirees to pay the first $525 of medical cost and 50% of the next $4,725 for a first year cost of $2,888 per person. It would be indexed to increase with inflation. A reason given for this action (for PR effect) is "overuse" by Retirees.

People who are professionals always look for the channel of least resistance when it comes to cutting money out of the Federal and DOD budget. I can tell you this straight on, military retirees are one of those channels of least resistance noted for sitting around, doing nothing, and waiting for ole Joe to do it for them. You had better wake up. Your medical benefits are prime target. If you lose them, you have nobody to blame but yourself. Let me repeat that ... you have nobody to blame but yourself.

The way to secure your benefits is to write to your members of Congress and to keep writing and writing and writing. ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH!! Keep repeating the above statement until you are blue in the face.

Now I'm going to make one more statement to all of you younger people out there who are not yet eligible for Tricare for Life. HEALTH CARE WILL EVENTUALLY BECOME THE DOMINATING FACTOR IN YOUR LIFE. Remember that . . . . it will impact you big time with the utmost in cruelty unless you are fortunate enough to die from a heart attack . . . or get run over by a truck.

Now, I am going to attach AGAIN exactly what OMB has in store for military retirees using TFL. This source is directly from OMB and is not something that I have dreamed up. They are telling you exactly what they are going to do with your benefits. If you do nothing, this is what you will get.

The service organizations will put up a fight and are aware of this and will put up a fight but, they will need your help and can't do it by themselves.

I hope this makes it clear as to what you can expect if you do nothing.

To show you how stupid these professionals can be at times if you will read the attached document closely you will see that in spite of the MTFs (Military Treatment Facility) need to get patients back to keep their doctors busy and the hospitals from going to clinic status, these people from OMB would employ a means to keep retirees from using MTF facilities by charging them a fee for services. How dumb can you get.

Even if you are an Obama lover, and believe that changeth cometh, TFL option from OMB will not go away. They need the money they spend on you for other programs for people who produce nothing but votes to keep their boss in office.

It looks like we will again be confronted by the 'attack of the beancounters' who, by and large, wouldn't know (and probably never will know) genuine unselfish service to our country and are solely motivated by crunching numbers so that those numbers will reflect favorably on their bosses and their boss's causes. They have no thought to the havoc they would cause . . . in many cases the loss of any amount of TFL benefits would be a an insurmountable hardship ..... and to some it would truly be a death sentence.

It is well that we gear up for the fight now. As P38Bob says, we must write, write, write and write. Once is not enough! In time I will be preparing letters for your use in writing to your elected officials and submitting them to the TREA Membership, and to others who may want to join the fight.

Your comments and inquiries are welcome.

Fred Langston,
President (2008), Legislative Affairs Chair,
Greater San Diego Chapter 128,
The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA),

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

I got this in an email and wanted to pass it on.

Here is the link directly to the PDF file

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January 27, 2009

Obama's First Interview Is With Muslim TV - Al Arabiya

Obama: U.S. not your enemy


President Barack Obama presented a humble and conciliatory face of America to the Islamic world Monday in the first formal interview since he assumed office, stressing his own Muslim ties and hopes for a Palestinian state, and avoiding a belligerent tone — even when asked if America could "live with" an Iranian nuclear weapon.

"I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries," Obama said, according to a White House transcript. "My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy."

The Al Arabiya interview, directed squarely at Muslims around the world,...

What I told him is start by listening, because all too often the United States starts by dictating — in the past on some of these issues — and we don't always know all the factors that are involved," Obama said. "What we want to do is to listen, set aside some of the preconceptions that have existed and have built up over the last several years. And I think if we do that, then there's a possibility at least of achieving some breakthroughs."

Obama's interview was marked by attempts to sympathize with the concerns of ordinary Muslims, particularly on the question of living conditions in the West Bank.

"Will the United States ever live with a nuclear Iran? And if not, how far are you going in the direction of preventing it?" asked the interviewer, Al Arabiya Washington Bureau Chief Hisham Melhem.

Obama responded only generally, expressing disapproval of an Iranian bomb but not the flat condemnation that is standard from American officials.

"Israel is a strong ally of the United States. They will not stop being a strong ally of the United States. And I will continue to believe that Israel's security is paramount," he said. "But I also believe that there are Israelis who recognize that it is important to achieve peace. They will be willing to make sacrifices if the time is appropriate and if there is serious partnership on the other side."

Obama's interview plan was made public only Monday afternoon, and the interview, which concluded just after 6:00 p.m., was distributed to reporters in the evening and embargoed for release at 11:00 p.m.

Asked why Al Arabiya had been granted the president's first interview, and aide said: "We want to communicate directly to the entire world America's new foreign policy."


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

He sure is a lot like Carter, he trashes the USA and says "too often the USA starts by dictating and not by listening. "

There are more parts to the interview, but my stomach could only handle this part one video.

"Israel is a strong ally of the United States. They will not stop being a strong ally of the United States.."

I see no affirmation from Obama of America's support for Israel in this.

So the golden rule in politics must be .....he who contributes the most gets the first interviews.

Illegal Obama donors: Middle Eastern Arabs

Gazan brothers' illicit contributions listed in government campaign filings
"Palestinian brothers inside the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip are listed in government election filings as having donated $29,521.54 to Sen. Barack Obama's campaign.
Donations of this nature would violate election laws, including prohibitions on receiving contributions from foreigners and guidelines against accepting more than $2,300 from one individual during a single election, Bob Biersack, a spokesman for the Federal Election Commission.

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Let's Not Tell Obama ~ "U.S. Navy intercepts Iranian arms vessel"

U.S. Navy intercepts Iranian arms vessel

Covert operations aim to cut Tehran's supply lines to terrorists


The U.S. Navy is conducting operations aimed at intercepting Iranian ships carrying weapons to rearm Hamas in the Gaza Strip, informed defense officials told WND.

The setup, which has already halted a vessel carrying Iranian munitions in recent days, acts on intelligence information provided by Israel, Egypt and Cyprus, the defense officials said.

The U.S. Navy refused to comment, but informed sources said the U.S. last week intercepted an Iranian-owned vessel found to be carrying weapons, including rockets, mortar and artillery shells. It is suspected the ship was attempting to reach the Egyptian Sinai area. If successful, the delivery would have represented a major escalation by providing Hamas with artillery, something the terrorist organization is not thought to possess.

The ship is now docked at an Egyptian port on the Red Sea after being escorted by the U.S. Navy out of the Suez Canal, which leads to the Mediterranean, the defense officials said. Due to complicated maritime laws, the U.S. and Egypt may let the ship sail to the Mediterranean, where either Israeli or Egyptian naval units would need to decide whether to entirely halt the vessel.

According to the sources, aside from patrolling the seas, the U.S. has also sent the Army's Corps of Engineers to the Egyptian Sinai desert, bringing with them advanced machinery to help Egyptian troops locate weapons smuggling tunnels that snake along the Egypt-Gaza border.

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

Obama just might order that all missions we are conducting in international waters to cease. I can see it being done quietly, and without any media coverage or analysis. At which time we will lose the bubble on what we know is going on out there. God protect our troops!

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

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

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173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team


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Democrats Want More Time For Unqualified Obama To Fix Things and More Money!

Democrats now in control, say economy to get worse


"There's been no good news," said Vice President Joe Biden on CBS' "Face the Nation," "and there's no good news on the immediate horizon."

Lawrence Summers, head of the president's National Economic Council, told NBC's "Meet the Press" that Americans will need to be patient.

"These problems weren't made in a day or a week or a month or even a year, and they're not going to get solved that fast," Summers said. "The next few months are, no question, going to be very, very difficult and it may be longer than that."

Instead, the newly empowered party is asking for more time, money and power to attempt its fix on the nation's economic woes.

Congress has already given Obama permission to spend the second $350 billion of a bailout package approved last fall, and the president is pushing Congress to pass an additional $825 billion economic recovery package.

House Speaker Nanci Pelosi further told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week" that "some increased investment" may be necessary and that spending the money would likely be tied to more government involvement in the banking sector.
"Whatever you want to call it, if we are going to put money into the banks, we certainly want equity for the American people," Pelosi told Stephanopoulos when the host asked if more government involvement meant nationalization of the country's banks. "In other words, if we are strengthening them, then the American people should get some of the upside of that strengthening."
"Some people call that nationalization," Pelosi admitted, but then qualified, "I'm not talking about total ownership."
"I think a lot of Republicans will vote no," Boehner said on NBC, "because they see this as a lot of wasteful Washington spending, padding the bureaucracy and doing nothing to help create jobs and preserve jobs."
Rep. Mice Pence, R-Ind., said, "The American people know we cannot borrow and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy."

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

People are not spending any money because anyone with money has zero confidence in this Kenyan-born marxist usurper and illegal alien, THTAT is the part of the story that the media is not covering.

BUT.....BUT..... he was going to do all these things.............."This is the moment when the rise of the ocean began to slow and our planet began to heal" .........and oh wait will he part the Red Sea too?

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

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

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B.Hussein Obama Iran Talks Next?

Obama, Iran Talks Next?

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice restates President Obama's calls for direct negotiations with Iran

FOX news

President Obama did a quick pivot Monday, shifting his focus to foreign policy by contacting a handful of major world leaders -- including Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and French President Nikolas Sarkozy -- as his new U.N. ambassador restated the desire for vigorous and "direct diplomacy" with Iran.

Obama spoke with the foreign leaders ahead of a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and his Middle East envoy George Mitchell, who was leaving immediately afterward for a trip to the region. Mitchell will go to Cairo, Egypt; Jersusalem, Israel; Ramallah in the West Bank; Amman, Jordan; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He will also visit Paris and London.

Back in the U.S., U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, who was confirmed last week for the post, said Monday that Iran's refusal to meet international obligations will increase pressure on Tehran to drop its nuclear ambitions and cooperate with the United States and global community.

Besides pursuing nuclear weapons, Iran has called for the destruction of Israel and support for Hamas, a terror group designated by the U.S., Israel and the European Union.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Rice's remarks are not a departure from statements made previously by Obama the candidate. She merely restated the administration position that no forms of communication should be off the table with the Islamic regime.

"Whether you were on the campaign trail or not, clearly this was something that generated a lot of coverage over the past two years. And I think Ambassador Rice was simply restating the position that the president had," he said.

Gibbs did not offer any specific initiatives on dealing with Iran, but said Rice's remarks should come as no surprise.

"This administration is going to use all elements of our national power to address concerns" about Iran's nuclear program.

As for the Mitchell trip, Gibbs said Mitchell was ahead overseas "to begin the process that the president promised to be actively engaged in, the peace process there in the Middle East."

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

Well he did say he would do these direct talks with Iran so he is right on schedule, or maybe even ahead of schedule. I bet he could hardly wait to start in with the Muslims. Getting back to his own people and all.

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No Ethics, Low Character Timothy Geithner Approved 60 - 34


Timothy Geithner won confirmation as U.S. Treasury secretary on Monday and vowed to act quickly to protect the U.S. economy from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

"We are at a moment of maximum challenge for our economy and our country," Geithner said as he was sworn into office shortly after the Senate approved him on a 60-34 vote.

Some lawmakers were disturbed enough by Geithner's late payment of $34,000 in self-employment taxes to vote against the nominee even though they felt he was well suited for the job otherwise. Only 10 Republicans voted in support, while three Democrats opposed him.

"I would rather have a battle hardened veteran at the helm who knows the shoals and whirlpools than a neophyte who has to wade into these churning waters for the first time," Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said in explaining his support.

Ten Republicans overlooked that matter and voted for confirmation. One Republican, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, told reporters earlier in the day that he would vote yes, only to change his mind and vote no.

Three Democrats and one independent voted against Geithner's confirmation, including Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., the longest-serving senator in history.

"Had he not been nominated for treasury secretary, it's doubtful that he would have ever paid these taxes," Byrd said in a statement.

Even so, not everyone was convinced that the need for a speedy confirmation should trump concerns about the candidate. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, didn't buy Geithner's contention that he skipped paying some taxes because he was confused by the complexities of the tax code.

"They were described by the nominee himself as 'careless mistakes,'" Collins said in prepared remarks. "It has become clear to me that this is not merely a matter of complexity leading to mistakes, but of inexcusable negligence."
Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., agreed and noted that his is one of the few voices of dissent.
"Nominees for positions that do not oversee tax reporting and collection have been forced to withdraw their nomination for more minor offenses. They have been ridden out of town on a verbal rail," Enzi told the Senate. "The fact that we're in a global economic crisis is not a reason to overlook these errors."
"The Senate," he scolded, "is not supposed to be a group of 'yes' men."
Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa lined up against the nominee, asking how someone of Geithner's "financial sophistication" could innocently not pay the taxes and then head up the agency that oversees the IRS.
"How can Mr. Geithner speak with any credibility or authority?" Harkin said.


Grouped By Vote Position YEAs -—60

Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Burris (D-IL)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Conrad (D-ND)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Ensign (R-NV)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagan (D-NC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inouye (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaufman (D-DE)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Shelby (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)

NAYs -—34

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennett (R-UT)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Byrd (D-WV)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
DeMint (R-SC)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feingold (D-WI)
Grassley (R-IA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sanders (I-VT)
Sessions (R-AL)
Specter (R-PA)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

Not Voting - 4

Bond (R-MO)
Brown (D-OH)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Wyden (D-OR)

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

This guy, is unfit to hold this office. Our system is completely broken. A guy who wouldn't pay his taxes is sworn in as secretary of the treasury. Like there isn't anybody else in our country who could do that job AND has been paying their taxes??

I’m truly shocked that Cornyn voted ‘yes.’ He’s always been a reliable conservative. And I am just as shocked that Rino McCain voted no.

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January 26, 2009

Lonestar Rocks Joint Base Balad

Nothing seemed out of the ordinary at the Sustainer Theater Jan. 21. Outside, the mission continued, a pair of F-16s could be heard taking off in the background. Inside was anything but the same as Joint Base Balad members danced in the aisles, laughed, sang and even cried during a special morale event.

332nd Air Expeditionary Wing

By Staff Sgt. Dilia Ayala
332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs


Nothing seemed out of the ordinary at the Sustainer Theater Jan. 21. Outside, the mission continued, a pair of F-16s could be heard taking off in the background. Inside was anything but the same as Joint Base Balad members danced in the aisles, laughed, sang and even cried during a special morale event.

Country music group Lonestar and comedian Greg Vaccariello performed for more than 750 service members and civilians as part of “Inaugural Tour January 2009,” sponsored by Stars for Stripes; Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Europe; and Armed Forces Entertainment.

Opening for Lonestar, Vaccariello got the night started by setting an upbeat mood. The audience was all smiles as the show began.

“Greg was extremely funny. He really got things going, and most importantly, he did it without being vulgar,” said Staff Sgt. Michelle Stocker, 332nd AEW protocol non-commissioned, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
“I was really excited that Lonestar took time out of what they normally do to come and visit us,” continued the Sweetwater, Texas, native. “It really helped increase morale. What made it even better is that they are from Texas.”

During the performance, Lonestar keyboardist Dean Sams shared his appreciation for service members in attendance on behalf of the band.

“Let us share with each and every single one of y’all that we have the utmost respect for the manner in which you handle such an awesome, awesome task over here,” Sams said. “You are all truly amazing people. We have these little rubber wrist bands that were give to us by Stars for Stripes and they read, ‘Entertaining our Heroes’ and that is exactly what each and every one of you are. We just want to say, ‘thank you.’”

After sharing his admiration, the band played “I’m already there,” a song about missing the ones you love back home, which Lonestar dedicated to all those serving at JBB and throughout the area of operation.

“We’ve had a lot of hits over the years, but this song really ranks on top as one of the songs that means the most to us,” Sams said. “It’s not because of how many records we’ve sold, but because of all the letters and e-mails you all have sent to us telling us how much it means to you.”
“I want to tell you, we dedicate this song to [all service members] and [their] families every time,” he continued. “Thank you for the sacrifices you make. God bless each and every one of you.”

As the band played the song, service members and civilians alike listened, some cried and others sang along softly.

“When they played ‘I’m Already There,’ my eyes welled up,” Stocker said. “It meant a lot that they dedicated that song to us. It had the perfect meaning to how each and every one of us feel. Especially those who have been here for a while and are days from going home.”

The night continued with the band playing several well-known rock favorites and a few surprises as some service members were invited on stage to take impromptu group photos with Lonestar.

After all was said and done, the band and Vaccariello stayed for a few hours to meet, greet and take photos with those in attendance. By midnight, Sustainer Theater stood quietly in the night sky, both on the outside and the inside.

Brig. Gen. Brian Bishop, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, speaks with the members of the country music group, Lonestar, before their performance at Sustainer Theater Jan. 21. Bishop thanked the group for their time and support of deployed service members.

Cody Collins of the country music group Lonestar sneaks up behind two Soldiers as they pose for a photo in front of the stage during a performance, Jan. 21. Lonestar held a meet-and-greet following the concert. The group is touring Iraq and Kuwait as part of a morale, welfare and recreation event.

Dean Sams of the country music band, Lonestar, plays harmonica during a performance at the base theater, Jan. 21. Sams also provides keyboard and background vocals for the band. The theater was filled with more than 750 military personnel from the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy.

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Two ex-Guantanamo Inmates Appear in Al-Qaeda Video

Two ex-Guantanamo inmates appear in Al-Qaeda video



Two men released from the US "war on terror" prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have appeared in a video posted on a jihadist website, the SITE monitoring service reported.

One of the two former inmates, a Saudi man identified as Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri, or prisoner number 372, has been elevated to the senior ranks of Al-Qaeda in Yemen, a US counter-terrorism official told AFP.

Three other men appear in the video, including Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi, identified as an Al-Qaeda field commander. SITE later said he was prisoner No. 333.

A Pentagon spokesman, Commander Jeffrey Gordon, on Saturday declined to confirm the SITE information.

"We remain concerned about ex-Guantanamo detainees who have re-affiliated with terrorist organizations after their departure," said Gordon.

"We will continue to work with the international community to mitigate the threat they pose," he said.

On the video, al-Shihri is seen sitting with three other men before a flag of the Islamic State of Iraq, the front for Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

"By Allah, imprisonment only increased our persistence in our principles for which we went out, did jihad for, and were imprisoned for," al-Shihri was quoted as saying.

Al-Shiri was transferred from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia in 2007, the US counter-terrorism official said.

The other men in the video are identified as Commander Abu Baseer al-Wahayshi and Abu Hureira Qasm al-Rimi (also known as Abu Hureira al-Sana'ani).

The Defense Department has said as many as 61 former Guantanamo detainees -- about 11 percent of 520 detainees transferred from the detention center and released -- are believed to have returned to the fight.

The latest case highlights the risk the new US administration faces as it moves to empty Guantanamo of its remaining 245 prisoners and close the controversial detention camp within a year.

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

We show our weakness in releasing these enemy combatants and weakness begets more terrorist action. Obama’s election proves to the Islamist terrorists that America has no stomach for the fight and serves to increase theirs. That, historically, has been the record of radical Islam.

B.Hussein Obama is playing softball with these goons. These terrorists see humanitarian compassion as weakness, not morality or justice. The PC, appeasement policies of the leftist in the WH will make matters even worse.

I said once before on here, IF they have to lelt these subhumans go then before they do it put them to sleep and put tracker implants in every one of them. There ought to be a way to do it that would not look like anything was done to them so when they wake up from the forced sleep they have no clue what was done to them. The sleep could be induced by something in their food so even that would not raise suspicion.

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

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

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Kennedys Want Revenge

Kennedys Want Revenge

NBC Washington

The Kennedy family is seeking revenge against New York Gov. David Paterson for his treatment of Caroline Kennedy during her aborted bid for the senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton, the New York Post reported

"The governor's going to pay for this," a prominent Democrat told the New York Post. "Ted is furious. The family is furious. The Kennedys are now against the governor."

Patterson allegedly implored Kennedy not to suddenly withdrawal from contention, New York magazine reported.

"You can't withdraw. You've got to stay in this thing, and I'll just not pick you," Paterson allegedly told her during a phone conversation Wednesday.

The governor's office is also being blamed for unflattering leaks about Kennedy's taxes, her nanny and her marriage, sources told the Post.

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

Where was this outrage when Mary Jo Kopechne was murdered by this blowhard Ted Kennedy.

HAHAHAHAHAHA - Kennedys are furious. CAMELOT is dead - get over it ! Caroline Kennedy was just the latest Kennedy buffoon. Totally unqualified.

Paterson had better watch his step! (Also, if he rides with Ted Kennedy anywhere, he (Paterson) had better drive!)
Yes I know Peterson is blind, but it still is safer for him to drive then to let Kennedy to it.

LOL Bill and Hillary Clinton must be really laughing so hard at all of this. Ted and Caroline Kenendy both endorsed B.Hussein Obama.

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Pelosi Signals Willingness To Add to TARP Funds

Pelosi signals willingness to add to TARP funds


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday the federal government may need to pump more taxpayer funds into the faltering banking system and that taxpayers should receive equity as compensation.

Pelosi told ABC's "This Week" program that "some increased investment" might be needed beyond the $700 billion approved last year under the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, to stabilize the nation's banks and get them to resume making loans.

Congress would require more oversight of any further bank bailout, the California Democrat said.

"Change has to happen in terms of what is done, what the transparency of it is, what the accountability of it is. Only then would we be able to pass any additional funding," Pelosi said.
President Barack Obama's pick for treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, said last week the Treasury had no current plans to request more bailout money beyond the $700 billion already authorized, but that the situation was "dynamic."
"We have to be prepared to act flexibly and with speed if conditions worsen appreciably, to devote more resources if that is necessary to secure our objectives," he wrote last week in reply to written questions during his confirmation hearing.

Billions of dollars in auto and credit card debt held by banks are expected to default in 2009, after the billions in mortgage-backed debt that initiated the financial crisis.

The first $350 billion in TARP funds has been committed and lawmakers agreed last week to release the second half.

Pelosi said the government should take an equity stake in banks that receive funds so taxpayers could share in any upside as banks return to health.

"If we are strengthening (the banks), then the American people should get some of the upside of that strengthening," she said. "Some people call that nationalization. I'm not talking about total ownership."

The government has obtained preferred shares for the capital it pumped into ailing institutions as part of the first half of the TARP program.

Geithner said on Wednesday the Obama administration in coming weeks would unveil a multi-pronged effort to stabilize the housing market, strengthen core banks and support consumer credit to help foster economic recovery.

One idea calls for the establishment of a "bad bank" that would take distressed assets off banks' balance sheets to free them up to resume lending.

Geithner won Senate Finance Committee backing on Thursday, and the chamber's majority leader said he expected the full Senate to confirm him.

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

Sure just keep digging us deeper and deeper into the hole. GRRRRRR

I honestly don't know how to respond except to feel such anger. They want us all broke, owned by big brother and dependent on these wackos, that don't have one ounce of love for America in their blood.

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

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

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Pelosi Says Birth Control Will Help Economy and Obama Taxes for Abortions

Pelosi Says Birth Control Will Help Economy


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi boldly defended a move to add birth control funding to the new economic "stimulus" package, claiming "contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government."

Pelosi, the mother of 5 children and 6 grandchildren, who once said, "Nothing in my life will ever, ever compare to being a mom," seemed to imply babies are somehow a burden on the treasury.

The revelation came during an exchange Sunday morning on ABC's THIS WEEK.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?

PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?

PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.

But there is more look at this..................

President Barack Obama Forces Taxpayers to Fund, Promote Worldwide Abortions


Barack Obama promised during the presidential campaign that he wanted to reduce abortions and said as much in a statement yesterday in association with the anniversary of Roe. Today, however, he betrayed that promise by forcing taxpayers to fund groups promoting and performing abortions overseas.

In an executive order, the president officially scrapped the Mexico City Policy that protected taxpayers from involvement in overseas abortions for eight years. Now, Obama will send hundreds of millions of dollars to groups that aggressively promote abortions on a worldwide scale.

Obama was slated to overturn on Thursday the protections President Bush put back in place following the Clinton administration, but Obama decided to wait.

He hoped his decision today to force taxpayers to fund foreign abortions will somehow make him seem less radical because he decided to wait until after the pro-life movement mourned the thirty-sixth anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

The executive order will make non-governmental groups that do abortions in other nations or lobby pro-life countries to overturn their abortion limits eligible for public funds.

During the Bush administration, such groups were prevented from receiving the family planning money or any aid through the State Department, if they would not back down from their pro-abortion agenda.

Douglas Johnson, the legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee, emailed about Obama's decision.

He told how the executive order will hurt non-abortion groups that provide medical care and services to women and families in foreign nations.

"One effect of Obama's order will be to divert many millions of dollars away from groups that do not promote abortion, and into the hands of those organizations that are the most aggressive in promoting abortion in developing countries," he said.

"Obama's order will predictably result in a redirection of funds to groups such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation, which are ideologically committed to the doctrine that abortion on demand must be universally available as a birth control method," Johnson said.

Johnson said pro-life advocates need to brace for more attacks on pro-life laws and measures.

"This is the first in an anticipated series of attacks on longstanding pro-life policies, as the new administration pushes Obama's sweeping abortion agenda," he said. "That agenda includes repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which would result in tax-funded abortion as a birth control method in the U.S., and imposition of sweeping pro-abortion mandates on private employers through health-care reform legislation."

The two biggest abortion businesses in the world, the U.S.-based Planned Parenthood and the British-based Marie Stopes International, refused to stop doing abortions or trying to get nations to abandon their pro-life culture and heritage and refused to follow the pro-life rules and accept the funds.

Now, taxpayers will fund those abortion businesses and their abortion marketing campaigns.

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

The Dems new slogan: We’ll abort our way out of debt!!

So when is the Pope going to needs to excommunicate Pelosi, Obama and Biden. All three of them are pro baby killers. And this latest BS won't fly much with the Pope either is my guess. I am not Catholic so I don't know all the stands on this kind of thing.

Yeah, Nancy. Kill off all the American babies and replace them with illegal aliens who can work for you on the cheap.

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January 25, 2009

Obama First President to Skip Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients


Obama Snubs Nation's Heroes, Becomes the First President to Skip Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients in Over 50 Years

The Cleveland Leader

Barack Obama may have stumbled over his words briefly during his inauguration, but he made an even bigger blunder later Tuesday evening. The newly sworn-in President opted not to appear at what should have been one of the most important Balls on his agenda that evening - The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball.

The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball was begun in 1953 for President Dwight Eisenhower's inauguration. The event recognized recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. There were 48 Medal of Honor recipients in attendance, who were undoubtedly disappointed by the Commander-in-Chief's failure to show. Over the past 56 years and 14 inaugurations, no President has skipped this event - until now.

The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball is sponsored by the American Legion, and co-sponsored by 13 other veteran's service organizations, including those such as the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Instead of attending this ball honoring our nation's heroes, Obama was busy making stops at 10 other official balls. Obama and his wife's first stop was at the Neighborhood Ball. From there they went to the Home State Ball for Illinois and Hawaii, the Commander-in-Chief Ball, the Youth Inaugural Ball, and the Home State Ball for Delaware and Pennsylvania. They finished off the night with brief appearances at the Mid-Atlantic, Western, Midwest, Eastern, and Southern regional Balls.

It was the party without all of the celebrities that Obama skipped. The very people who he sought to have support him during his candidacy and campaign, who have fought to protect this country, were snubbed in favor of publicity and the opportunity to rub shoulders - yet again - with the out-of-touch Hollywood elite.

From the American Legion:

"The American Legion, as it has on every inauguration evening since 1953, hosted the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Banquet & Ball on January 20th. The quadrennial event is co-sponsored with fourteen veterans service and military service organizations and honors recipients of the Medal of Honor. Forty-seven of these heroes attended this year’s event which was held in the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel.

President Obama was invited but did not attend."


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

The “ Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball “ has been the 1st stop for most POTUS in the past 55 years and he had NO intention of going. And there were 47 Medal of Honor recipients were there!!!!!!

I realize B.Hussein Obama would be very uncomfortable in the presence of honorable people, but to snub them like this when he is their CIC is unforgivable. He isin't fit to be in the same room with them I know that too, but again as CIC he should have at least showed up to say thank you to THEM!

He does not deserve the title CIC, he is the Scumbag-in-Chief! The new Commander-in-Chief is a man (??) who does not believe that blood shed for our nation's safety is worth spending 15 minutes at an Inaugural Ball.

THIS one was more important to Obama!!! I am sorry about the language in the song, but I think it has to be known just the kind of thing that is in it and how it trumped with Obama to go to a ball with this kind of thing instead of the Ball Honoring our Medal of Honor Heroes.

Instead of attending this ball honoring our nation's heroes, Obama was busy making stops at 10 other official balls. Obama and his wife's first stop was at the Neighborhood Ball. From there they went to the Home State Ball for Illinois and Hawaii, the Commander-in-Chief Ball, the Youth Inaugural Ball, and the Home State Ball for Delaware and Pennsylvania. They finished off the night with brief appearances at the Mid-Atlantic, Western, Midwest, Eastern, and Southern regional Balls.

Celebrities were a plenty at the balls, with Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Mary. J. Blige, Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine,, Sting, Mariah Carey, and Leonardo DiCaprio in attendance at the Neighborhood Ball.

JayZ(Author of the song, "My President Is Black"): "I know ya'll thanking a lot of people right now...I want to thank two people. I want to thank the motherfucker overseas that threw two shoes at George Bush, and I want to thank the motherfuckers who helped them move they shit up out the White House. Get it moving bitch! My president is motherfucking black!"
JayZ: Never thought I'd say this shit, but baby I'm good. I don't want no more Bush. No more war, no more Iraq. No More white lies, my President is Black!"

And it wasn't because ho-bama and his wife were tired look at this:(It was more important to meet with Oprah ( YUK) then the heroes of our country!!!!!!

Obamas throw “late night” gathering after balls in the White House. Oprah, Mayor Daley, among those present

WASHINGTON--Not on any schedule, the Obamas hosted an exclusive late night gathering at the White House after coming home from dancing at ten balls. The fete was intended for very close Obama friends and family. The event was scheduled between midnight and 2:30 a.m.

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

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

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Artist Creates Obama's Triumphal Entry ~ Obama Riding a Donkey!

Obama's triumphal entry: Gentle, riding on donkey

Artist creates messianic parade as 'adorers' wave palm fronds



Amid the pomp, circumstance and celebration of welcoming a new president, an artist in Iowa created an inaugural parade sure to draw attention, even hundreds of miles from Washington, D.C.: Barack Obama, riding on a donkey, complete with waving palm fronds and "Secret Service" escort.

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan declared in October that when Obama talks, "the Messiah is absolutely speaking." But artist Matthew J. Clark's parade – marching Obama through the streets of Des Moines in similar fashion to Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem – takes the messianic imagery even farther.

The Bible describes Jesus' procession into Jerusalem in the 21st chapter of Matthew as the fulfillment of the prophet Zechariah's words, "Behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass," or as the New International Version paraphrases, "gentle, and riding on a donkey." As the celebrated Messiah entered the city, the Bible also tells of adorers spreading their cloaks at Jesus' feet and waving palm fronds.

Charlotte Eby, columnist for Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, witnessed a strange sight earlier this week, as a sculpture of Obama marched down Des Moines' Locust Street in similar fashion.

"Progressing slowly down Locust and holding up traffic was a rubbery Barack Obama sculpture saddled on the back of a donkey," Eby writes. "A pair of black SUVs led the procession and two more trailed behind, Secret Service-style. A couple of the SUVs were decked out with tiny American flags."
Eby continues, "A few men led the Donkey down the street and a woman made her way along the sidewalk, keeping up with the procession and handing out palm branches to the few perplexed onlookers who had gathered on the sidewalks to see what the fuss was about."

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

Disgusting! And blasphemous as well.

I think stupidity must be on the rise not just in America but all over the world. ld never worship any person. Sure I have heroes like our troops and our Veterans,

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

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B.Hussein Obama's Approval Rating Plummets ~Buyer’s Remorse

Obama's Approval Rating Plummets 15% in a Week

The Politico

The Gallup Poll on Saturday released the first job-approval rating for President Obama, based on interviews during his first three full days in office: 68 percent.

Now that he’s in office, Obama’s approval ratings are starting to normalize, as partisan back-and-forth picks up. Just a week ago, Gallup found an astonishing 83 percent approval of how he has handled his transition.

RASMUSSEN puts Obama’s JA rating even LOWER:


“Overall, 61% of all voters somewhat or strongly approve of Obama’s performance so far while 33% disapprove.”


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

Let's see, closing GITMO, neutering the CIA and giving terrorists undeserved rights, the repeal of abortion funding limits, the "stimulus" bill he's trying to ramrod through, his various appointments, like Erick Holder OMG, Rahm, Geithner, appointing Leon Panetta a political hack, to head the CIA, and then his socialist environmental czar, and his train ride to DC where he once again stated hat the Declaration of Independence and Constitution are imperfect documents that need perfecting. And... what is required of all of us is a NEW Declaration of Independence and Constitution, his laughter and enjoying , gleefully smirking during the racist remarks in Rev. Lowery's inauguration benediction , getting prissy with the Press Corps for daring to ask him QUESTIONS, saying "I Won" ,dissing Rush Limbaugh.....and it has not been a full week yet.

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Obama Mouthing Off Gets Response From Rush Limbaugh

Limbaugh Responds to Obama

National Review

by Bryon York

According to an account in the New York Post, President Barack Obama yesterday told Republican leaders, "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done." With George W. Bush now off the stage, it may be that Obama and some of his fellow Democrats view Limbaugh, and not John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, or any other elected official, as the true leader of the Republican opposition. This morning I asked Rush for his thoughts on all this, and here is his response:


There are two things going on here. One prong of the Great Unifier's plan is to isolate elected Republicans from their voters and supporters by making the argument about me and not about his plan. He is hoping that these Republicans will also publicly denounce me and thus marginalize me. And who knows? Are ideological and philosophical ties enough to keep the GOP loyal to their voters? Meanwhile, the effort to foist all blame for this mess on the private sector continues unabated when most of the blame for this current debacle can be laid at the feet of the Congress and a couple of former presidents. And there is a strategic reason for this.
Secondly, here is a combo quote from the meeting:
"If we don't get this done we (the Democrats) could lose seats and I could lose re-election. But we can't let people like Rush Limbaugh stall this. That's how things don't get done in this town."

To make the argument about me instead of his plan makes sense from his perspective. Obama's plan would buy votes for the Democrat Party, in the same way FDR's New Deal established majority power for 50 years of Democrat rule, and it would also simultaneously seriously damage any hope of future tax cuts. It would allow a majority of American voters to guarantee no taxes for themselves going forward. It would burden the private sector and put the public sector in permanent and firm control of the economy. Put simply, I believe his stimulus is aimed at re-establishing "eternal" power for the Democrat Party rather than stimulating the economy because anyone with a brain knows this is NOT how you stimulate the economy. If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of this TRILLION dollar debacle.

Obama was angry that Merrill Lynch used $1.2 million of TARP money to remodel an executive suite. Excuse me, but didn't Merrill have to hire a decorator and contractor? Didn't they have to buy the new furnishings? What's the difference in that and Merrill loaning that money to a decorator, contractor and goods supplier to remodel Warren Buffet's office? Either way, stimulus in the private sector occurs. Are we really at the point where the bad PR of Merrill getting a redecorated office in the process is reason to smear them? How much money will the Obamas spend redecorating the White House residence? Whose money will be spent? I have no problem with the Obamas redoing the place. It is tradition. 600 private jets flown by rich Democrats flew into the Inauguration. That's fine but the auto execs using theirs is a crime? In both instances, the people on those jets arrived in Washington wanting something from Washington, not just good will.

If I can be made to serve as a distraction, then there is that much less time debating the merits of the trillion dollar debacle.

One more thing, Byron. Your publication and website have documented Obama's ties to the teachings of Saul Alinksy while he was community organizing in Chicago. Here is Rule 13 of Alinksy's Rules for Radicals:

"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."

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

LOL I love it, Obama gets slapped by Limbaugh. Great response! The Alinsky call-out is brilliant! Obama was bringing a pea shooter to gun to speak. LMAO

The fact that Obama even brought up Rush’s name shows how stupid he is. Doesn’t he remember when Harry Reid tried to pull a similar stunt? It didn’t turn out too well for Harry Reid. Obama is a thinned skinned wimp worried more about his faux image than doing the job the brain dead idiots elected him to do.

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A-10 Warthog Takes Out Taliban Bikers ~ Say Hello To Allah!

In this video, several Taliban try to make their getaway on bikes. An A-10 Warthog has a different idea.

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January 24, 2009

Blackhawk Helicopter Video's ~ Awesome Troops!

......Thank you Chopper Doc.

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Obama to GOP: 'I won'

Obama to GOP: 'I won'


President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning - but he also left no doubt about who's in charge of these negotiations. "I won," Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation.

The exchange arose as top House and Senate Republicans expressed concern to the president about the amount of spending in the package. They also raised red flags about a refundable tax credit that returns money to those who don’t pay income taxes, the sources said.

The Republicans stressed that they want to include more middle class tax cuts in the package, citing their proposal to cut the two lowest tax rates — 15 percent and 10 percent — to ten percent and five percent, rather than issue the refundable credit Obama wants.

At another point in the meeting, sources said Obama told the group: “This is a grave situation facing the country.” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama would hold another economic meeting in the White House Saturday for a "broader group."

After Friday's meeting, Democratic and Republican leaders publicly wrangled over the developing stimulus plan.

But perhaps taking a cue from Obama’s “I won” line when Democrats were asked if they were concerned about Republicans blocking the package, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had a swift one-word answer: “No.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the bill was on track for passage by February 16, while Republicans continued to voice their opposition.
“We expressed our concerns about some of the spending that’s being proposed in the House bill,” House Minority Leader John Boehner said after meeting with Obama.
“How can you spend hundreds of millions of dollars on contraceptives?” Boehner asked. “How does that stimulate the economy?”
Boehner said congressional Republicans are also concerned about the size of the package.
“Government can’t solve this problem,” he said.

Reid said a Congressional Budget Office report that says the stimulus funds won’t be pumped into the economy until 2010 doesn’t provide an accurate picture.

Republicans have used the report to back up their argument against a near $1 trillion package. But Reid said Obama Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag told them CBO only analyzed 40 percent of the bill.

He also said Orszag guaranteed “that at least 75 percent of the bill would go directly into the economy within the first 18 months.”

Pelosi suggested that the package, currently at $825 billion, could become even larger.

“It has grown,” Pelosi said, “and we’re still in the process.”

At the meeting, Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the No. 2 House Republican, passed out copies of the Republicans’ five-point stimulus plan.

At first blush, Obama said, “Nothing on here looks outlandish or crazy to me,” Obama said, according to a source familiar with the conversation. He seemed particularly receptive to some Republican ideas about increasing benefits to small businesses.

But when the conversation got down to other specifics, it was clear that some of the Republican ideas were clearly non-starters with the new president – including calls to put off tax hikes during the recession. “He rejected that out of hand and said we couldn’t have any hard and fast rules like that,” Cantor said.

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

Doesn't it remind you of a neaner nearer...I won neaner neaner. hahaha He is a mess!!!

“How can you spend hundreds of millions of dollars on contraceptives?” Boehner asked. “How does that stimulate the economy?”

What the hell???

I won," Obama noted matter-of-factly.

Obama thinks he's The Chosen One, and beware all those who dare oppose him. I can't get over this--"I won"!

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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B. Hussein Obama Warned Republicans ~ Quit Listening To Limbaugh!

New York Post


President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.

"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package.

One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts.

"There are big things that unify Republicans and Democrats," the official said. "We shouldn't let partisan politics derail what are very important things that need to get done."

That wasn't Obama's only jab at Republicans today.

In an exchange with Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) about the proposal, the president shot back: "I won," according to aides briefed on the meeting.

"I will trump you on that."

Not that Obama was gloating. He was just explaining that he aims to get his way on stimulus package and all other legislation, sources said, noting his unrivaled one-party control of both congressional chambers.

"We are experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis that has to be dealt with and dealt with rapidly," Obama said during the meeting.

Republicans say the $825 billion price tag is too big a burden for a nation crippled by debt and that it doesn't do enough to stimulate the economy by cutting taxes.

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

What a total jerk Obama is, my gosh, and what nerve he has! Obama with no legit birth certificate, will learn quickly that certain things he thinks he can do and say will backfire. Will he care, no, but he has not experienced the wrath of conservatives, not yet. We have blogs, website, Facebook and MySpace. We wirte letters, fax and make phone callls and we fight back. We are the ones that support our troops more then anyone else, I truly believe that. We are the activists, the problem solvers and apathy is not part of our DNA. So just keep it up HO-bama, keep talking. hahahaha You have much to learn.

What’s the ONE THING that people say about him, I mean something that even people interviewing about him 20 years ago say “He was arrogant”. That’s not a good thing to be.

He better not mess with Limbaugh! Nicholas and I have listened to Rush Limbaugh since his very first day with EIB August of 1988. The reason I remember the first day is because we were driving from Georgetown to New York to visit Nick's family. He was working on a movie with Gene Hackman in Georgetown and he had two days off so we thought it would be nice to go see his parents.

We put the radio on and Rush had just started his show. It was a great show and we have never been disappointed.

So Obama is now a dictator, to the citizens of America, to Israel and what they should do, to Republicans that have been elected and even to the media now that is slowly getting ticked at his keeping them from interviews and photo journalists being kept out of his signing his Exe. Orders etc.

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Obama Urges Israel urged Israel To Open Borders With Gaza

Israeli Defence Forces (IDF)

Obama urges Israel to open Gaza borders


President Barack Obama urged Israel on Thursday to open its borders with Gaza.

The plea came in a speech that signalled the new US administration’s shift from Bush-era policy on the Middle East and the world as a whole. In a high-profile address on his second day in office, just hours after he signed an executive order to close the centre at Guantánamo Bay, Mr Obama proclaimed that the US would “actively and aggressively seek a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians” in the wake of this month’s Gaza war.

The outline for a durable ceasefire is clear: Hamas must end its rocket fire: Israel will complete the withdrawal of its forces from Gaza: the US and our partners will support a credible anti-smuggling and interdiction regime, so that Hamas cannot re-arm,” the US president said.

“As part of a lasting ceasefire, Gaza’s border crossings should be open to allow the flow of aid and commerce, with an appropriate monitoring regime, with the international and Palestinian Authority participating.”

Mr Obama and Hillary Clinton, secretary of state, also announced the appointment of George Mitchell, as the US special envoy for the Arab-Israeli conflict and Richard Holbrooke, former US ambassador to the United Nations, as representative for Afghanistan-Pakistan.

The moves signalled another shift from the foreign policy of the Bush administration, which had resisted appointing a high-profile envoy for Middle East peace.

Before Mr Obama gave his speech, an Israeli official said there would be tough conditions for any lifting of the blockade, which he linked with the release of Gilad Shalit, a soldier held captive by Hamas since 2006.

“If the opening of the passages strengthens Hamas we will not do it,” the official said.
“We will make sure that all the [humanitarian] needs of the population will be met. But we will not be able to deal with Hamas on the other side. We will not do things that give legitimacy to Hamas.”
Let me be clear: America is committed to Israel’s security and we will always support Israel’s right to defend itself against legitimate threats,” Mr Obama said.

But in comments referring to the Gaza conflict he added:

“I was deeply concerned by the loss of Palestinian and Israeli life in recent days and by the substantial suffering and humanitarian needs in Gaza. Our hearts go out to Palestinian civilians who are in need of immediate food, clean water, and basic medical care, and who’ve faced suffocating poverty for far too long.”

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

It’s clear he doesn’t give a damn if Jews die.

Now The Anointed One is dictating to the Israelis how to defend their citizens. He's going to have to swallow hard when he finds out that they are not buying into the Messiah thing.

“Israel Urges Obama to Stick Head Back In his butt, Offers Help” ...........News at 11.

Stick to your guns, Israel. ....and vote in Bibi as PM next month.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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The Republican Party and The RINO's Plan To Destory It

Republican Battle for Party Chief Pits Leaders, Base for COMPLETE ARTICLE

Republican leaders’ efforts to select a new national party chairman are stirring concerns among a vital constituency: Republican voters.

Rank-and-file Republicans are telling their leaders they want more ethnic, gender and age diversity in a party that is dominated by white males. They also want party leaders to cooperate with President Barack Obama, according to surveys.

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

This article ABOVE is a very long article, it is one page at the website but small print so it would be way to long to post here and I think we all need to read it if you have the time. According to this article, the “base” wants the party to be even more liberal. It says the base wants leaders who will cooperate with Obama. Sounds like more of those “reach across the aisle” types. No thanks. This article above is obviously intended to push rather than report. I am glad John sent it to me because we need to see the propaganda and some truth thown in too is being written and how these lefties in our party are working to destroy us.....the conservatives.

I have to say that is it a known fact that there have been people on the LEFT that have registered in the Republican Party for one purpose only and that is to destroy it. To bring it down and make it as liberal as possible.

Two years ago when the election began for President I was shocked at how a few, only a few, of the so called conservative bloggers were putting down good conservative people in our party, people that have worked hard back when Reagan ran for President. I was in a group of bloggers that I am no longer a part of and the whole reason I no longer participate is because I will not be associating with groups of any kind that want to mock and bash conservatives that have been heroes to we conservatives and what has set the RNC apart from the DNC.

One of the reasons I am a dittohead a Rush listener is because he has been consistent and never wavered in his being politically conservative. He thinks like I do on so many things.

I am going to post Rush's take on here about this article. Rush spent most of his third hour discussing it on Friday, and I want to show you a few things he said about the article above. I will post the link but I am not sure if it will work if a person is not a member of his Rush 24/7 it might not show up.


Liberals Plan to Separate Elected Republicans from Their Voters

I think what's coming is going to be a concerted effort by the Obama administration to separate our elected officials from us on the Republican side. Colin Powell is working on that. Colin Powell is already out there saying Republicans should ignore Limbaugh, meaning conservatives, plus me. McCain, New York Times story today, "The Maverick is Back." And what does that mean? It means he's back criticizing the Republican Party, and they're celebrating it. So I think what's going to happen, Obama had a meeting with congressional leaders today, and it's a wild guess, but my assumption is that there's going to be an attempt made to separate elected Republicans in the House and Senate from their voters.

The effort's going to be, "Don't listen to what your voter says. It's not the way this is going to get done. We're not going to get things done up here unless we work together my way." That's what Obama is going to say.

Now, I will say this. John Boehner came out of that meeting today with the president, and he said some pretty good things. He said, "We've gotta remember here that we're not spending our money. This is not ours to spend, this is our kids'." Right now, just the cost -- forget the deficits that have already built up to a trillion to two trillion dollars, annual deficits -- just the cost of this stimulus, as it stands now, is about $6,700 per family if they came and collected it from us. At some point, we are going to pay that, somehow, some way, by hook or by crook, with increase in fees, increase in taxes, we're going to pay this, and it's not going to stop at $6,700 a family. And Boehner is pointing out that Republicans, Mitch McConnell, Jeff Sessions, there's some people up there that are willing to oppose this and stand up to it. And there's some who aren't. But it's going to require a strong backbone and the guys that oppose are going to have to know they're supported for doing so. I'm talking about elected officials.

Republican Party is made up of a bunch of elites, moderate Rockefeller types. And the dirty little secret is that they resent being in the same party with a bunch of people who are pro-life. Plus these guys, these Rockefeller liberal Republican guys, wives are always nagging 'em about abortion, to get the Republican Party to get rid of it 'cause.

A Bloomberg story out just this afternoon by Heidi Przybyla: "Republican Battle for Party Chairman Pits Leaders Against Base."

Now, wait. It's not what you think. "Republican leaders' efforts to select a new national party chairman are stirring concerns among a vital constituency: Republican voters." Tell me if you believe this. "Rank-and-file..." This is what it says here. "Rank-and-file Republicans are telling their leaders they want more ethnic, gender and age diversity in a party that is dominated by white males. They also want party leaders to cooperate with President Barack Obama, according to surveys." Now, let me continue. "After losing the White House and 28 seats in Congress last year, some party leaders still aren't hearing the message from voters who are urging them to claw their way back to power by promoting minorities and striking a less partisan tone, said Rich Bond, a former Republican National Committee chairman. 'We need...'"

This is Rich Bond who used to run the party. "'We need a great deal more tolerance for the other guy's point of view,' Bond said. 'Not everybody comes from the same constituency as a majority-white homogenous district in the South where all people care about is keeping their guns and taxes.'" Rich Bond, yeah, he ran the party back during Bush 1. He was President 41. I met him in Houston. Now, look, I asked you, if you believe this. This is not the first... Well, I asked you if you believe that rank-and-file Republicans -- those of you in this audience are rank-and-file Republicans -- if you are telling Republican leaders that you want more cooperation with Obama, that you want "more ethnic, gender, and age diversity in the party leadership," do you believe this?

I'll tell you why I believe it. I do believe that somebody can go take a poll of a sample of Republican voters and get this result. What I really believe. know it's Bloomberg, I know it's the media, but Rich Bond, a former Republican National Committee chairman, "We need a great deal more tolerance for the other guy's point of view," meaning liberals. We need to be more tolerant of them. He's saying we need to be less tolerant of our own voters.

Now, Rich Bond sounds exactly like Howard Dean when he says this.

Now, I believe that Rich Bond said it, and I believe he thinks it, and I think a lot of the other elite, country club, blue-blood... You know, the old stereotype of the rich Republican fat cat smoking a cigar? Those people are largely Democrats now. But the Republicans still have their elite, and Rich Bond is typified it. I know this from personal experience 'cause I encountered it. I've told you the story. Big, big dinner party, powerful, powerful people from New York, it was out in the Hamptons. And after dinner out on the deck of this stylish seaside mansion (a very powerful, a name you would know) fundraiser and donor for the Republican Party, came up and tapped me on the back and said, "What are you going to do about all these religious people in our party?"

"What am I going to do?"

"Yeah, they're killing us! This abortion, it's killing us."

This is back in the nineties. This is the early nineties, and they laughed. "I'm just kidding you. I'm just kidding you. You're the guy that can talk to them and you're going to have to get them off of this abortion business or our party is going to die," and you'd have to say the party is dead and these guys are running it, are they not?

I have read a little bit more of this Bloomberg story, and it gets worse.

Rich Bond, a former Republican National Committee chairman, said, "We need a great deal more tolerance for the other guy's point of view," meaning Democrats and liberals, "Not everybody comes from the same constituency as a majority-white homogenous district in the South where all people care about is keeping their guns and taxes." You know, I said it sounds like Howard Dean. It sounds like Obama and his bitter clinger comment it. It actually sounds more like Barack Obama. So the Republican Party, which swept to landslide elections with Republican voters from the south would just as soon now be rid of you, and the reason why is because they have no Republicans in the House from the northeast.

read this further. "The hard line taken by the leaders has already cost the party." They're saying there has been a conservative hard line taken by the party. I would like to see it, 'cause it is nonexistent. There has not been a conservative hard line taken by the party. Anyway, "The hard line taken by the leaders has already cost the party, which has become increasingly rural and Southern. With the defeat last year of Representative Chris Shays in Connecticut, Republicans no longer hold any House seats in socially moderate New England. The party also lost three House seats in New York, one in New Jersey--" Yeah, you know who they're losing 'em to? Conservative Democrats! They're losing these seats to Democrats who are more conservative than these Republicans. Nothing against Chris Shays, but it was about time. He was nothing but a RINO, Republican in name only. I tell you what, what we're learning here -- and we don't even need to learn it, we know it -- with these guys, it's party first. Ideology is second, third, fourth, fifth, maybe not even that high.

This party, whoever's running this party is so out of it. And Colin Powell says, "You gotta stop listening to Rush Limbaugh." Trust me, General Powell, they have years ago, and now they're just being honest about it. "We don't like these supporters we have in the south, we don't like them, they're too white, too homogenous, all they care about is guns and taxes." (phew) If they succeed in this, if they alienate 25 or 30 million voters -- one thing I don't believe in this survey is I do believe that a certain segment of Republican voters wants to work with Obama, again, from the religious influence here. But that represents a cave-in, at least to most conservatives. But regardless, we'll take it for what it is at face value, 'cause it is what it is. It just finally illustrates I have been right about this all along in talking about this party and where it's headed and what they're thinking at the leadership level of it. Don't ask me what we do about it yet, folks. They're imploding, they're doing it on their own. They're driving you out of it. All you can do is at the grassroots take it over. That's had to have been done a number of times, by the way. It's what Reagan had to do.

You wouldn't believe the unsung heroes from 1976 on that were working the grassroots, people like Paul Weyrich and Phyllis Schlafly, you would not believe all the work that was going on without any fanfare, to take over the grassroots so that local elections and primary elections and congressional and Senate races were won by conservative candidates.

I know that. I'll hold my end up, but the Drive-Bys are going to be presenting an entirely different picture. It's going to be an epic battle, as Saddam Hussein said. Saddam Hussein Obama said, "This is going to be the mother of all battles." Have we heard anything about George Obama and the hut? It's amazing.


.......Thank you John for sending this article to me.


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Gov. Peterson Picks Gillibrand as Liberal Dems Howl!

Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand

New York Post


Gov. Paterson, defying the liberal wing of his Democratic Party, has chosen little-known, NRA-backed, upstate Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as New York's junior senator, it was learned last night.

The surprising - and, for many Democrats shocking - decision to pick the conservative Gillibrand, 42, from Hudson in Columbia County, was disclosed by the governor in calls to party officials and some members of the state's congressional delegation, many of whom said they were unhappy with the selection, sources said.

The decision was a major rebuff to some of the state's best-known Democrats interested in Clinton's seat, including Attorney General and former federal Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo, for whom Gillibrand once worked as a junior lawyer; Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, and Reps. Carolyn Maloney of Manhattan and Steve Israel of Suffolk County.

Sources said "at least five" members of the state's Democratic congressional delegation called Paterson to protest the possibility of Gillibrand's selection.

One, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of Nassau County, even threatened a primary challenge. Gillibrand faces a special election in 2010.

Democratic activists predicted that Cuomo, son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo, would also "seriously consider" challenging Paterson in a primary next year.

Gillibrand has won two successive elections in one of the heaviest GOP districts in the state, first upsetting incumbent Rep. John Sweeney and, in November, defeating former state GOP chairman and multimillionaire Alexander Treadwell, in one of the most expensive races in the nation.

Liberal Democrats have been wary of her because she ran for re-election with the backing of the National Rifle Association, opposed the federal TARP program to rescue banks, and has been less than enthusiastic about gay marriage.

Dave Picks Gillibrand as LILberal Dems Howl

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

LOL It is such fun to see the NYC libs upset.

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

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Geert Wilders Is Right About Islam

A film about the show trial in Amsterdam, in which Geert Wilders has been accused of hate crimes against Islam.

NRC Handelsblad

Geert Wilders was “completely surprised” when he heard on Wednesday that the appeals court of Amsterdam ruled he shall be prosecuted for hate speech and inciting discrimination.

Wilders says he is "shaken, but also very angry and ready to fight."

And from FOX news...............

Dutch Lawmaker, Charged With Insulting Islam, Fears Prison Sentence

A member of parliament in the Netherlands who has been charged with "insulting" Muslims says he fears he will be found guilty and sent to prison in only a few months.

An appeals court on Wednesday overturned a previous decision by prosecutors not to charge Geert Wilders, and ordered that he stand trial.

"The decision of the court today was so strong that there is a real chance unfortunately that there will be a guilty verdict," Wilders told "In fact, it was so bluntly motivated that it already looks like a verdict instead of just ordering the public prosecutor to start a trial."

Wilders, who produced a controversial film that was highly critical of the Koran last year, says he faces a maximum of two years in prison if convicted. He said he had expected to be charged, and he has retained legal assistance from a U.S.-based nonprofit to help him defend himself.

Prosecutors initially declined last year to charge the right wing politician after he issued his short film, "Fitna," which juxtaposes Koranic verses over footage of violence committed by Islamic terrorists.

A three-judge appeals panel on Wednesday ruled that Wilders' insults to Islam were so egregious that the principle of free speech was not sufficient defense.

"The court considers [Wilders' film] so insulting for Muslims that it is in the public interest to prosecute Wilders," a summary of the court's decision said. The court explained that Wilders' claims in "Fitna" and other media statements were "one-sided generalizations ... which can amount to inciting hatred."
"I lost my freedom already four and a half years ago in October 2004, when my 24-hour police protection started because of threats by Muslims in Holland and abroad to kill me," he said.

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

When I used to read somethings like this, I would say thank God this cannot happen in the United States. I wonder for how long I would be able to say that.

With Hussein as President of the USA anything is possible and not for good but for bad things.

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January 23, 2009

Sarah Palin's Book Deal

Sarah Palin may be shopping a book

The former GOP vice presidential candidate is reportedly working with Robert Barnett, who brokered deals for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Some reports say she is seeking as much as $11 million.

Los Angeles Times

Palin has reportedly enlisted the services of Robert Barnett, the Washington lawyer who represented President Obama, would-be President Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in their multimillion-dollar book deals.

Barnett declined to comment. But a variety of published sources, including the Hollywood Reporter, said that Barnett was on board in helping to sell a Palin book.

Presumably, the book would tell her side of the 2008 presidential election, when the GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, plucked Palin out of relative obscurity and offered her the vice presidential spot. Though she was a darling of conservatives and ignited the Republican base whenever she appeared in public, Palin has made it known that she had a difficult time with McCain's strategists.

Throughout the campaign, Palin was kept under wraps by staff, and her appearances were carefully orchestrated in the failed hope of protecting her from ridicule. Frequently when she did engage the media, she appeared ill prepared at best and hopelessly naive at worst. Her comments on Russia and politics were a steady diet for late-night comedians.

During the campaign, there were charges that Palin tried to censor books at the Wasilla, Alaska, library when she was mayor of that community. Though the reports turned out to be overblown (she did ask the librarian about removing some books and then dismissed her along with other officials), the ink stuck to her, helping with conservatives and hurting with other voters.

Still, for many on the right, keeping Palin on a tight leash was one of the campaign's significant failures. The GOP ticket was ahead in some polls going into September, when the economy tanked and McCain's drive to White House faltered.

The economy could also be a factor in how much Palin, whose family is not wealthy, could earn from any book. In recent months, reports of her wanting as much as $11 million for her memoirs have surfaced, though she could get far less. Former First Lady Laura Bush just sold her memoirs for less than $2 million.

But there is more than money at stake. Palin has been trying to stay in the spotlight, presumably with an eye on 2012, and a book could help as well as giving her some sort of a base beyond Alaska.

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

I hope she gets a sweet deal. More then the lefties ever got and lines will form at book stores, and I bet it will go #1 very fast! Take that, President Milli Vanilli.

Three cheers for Sarah!!!

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A Picture Says So Much

Behind the scenes from January 20th.

I'm good enough, I'm smart enough

Bill Clinton was the called the First Black President


Cheney is the wheelchair because he tweaked a muscle or two in his back while cleaning out his office. Hurt it pretty bad, too.

Cheney: Wonder if Joe Biden wants to go hunting?


"I want to say one thing to the American people. Uhhh, I want you to, uhh, listen to me. I'm going to say this again. Uhh, I did not have sexual relations with that, uhh, woman.. Just rehearsing for later dear."


B.Hussein Obama does his levitation trick


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

LOL We might as well have some fun along the way. We have to pace ourselves so we don't explode. haha

Thank you keepitreal.

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Terrorists Get Their Bailout

A confused President Obama's Signing Of Executive Order To Close GITMO! He was unable to clearly describe the orders he was signing. ~ Wild Thing

Obama Issues Directives on Detainees, Interrogation, Guantanamo (Abortion too)

President Obama on Thursday issued at least three executive orders and one presidential directive relating to national security and one abortion policy order, all reversals of Bush administration policy.

Fox News


President Obama, putting his executive pen in his left hand to overrule eight years of Bush administration policy, signed "several" executive orders Thursday, including ones affecting national security and abortion policy.

The national security orders mandate that interrogation techniques in the Army Field Manual be used by all intelligence and law enforcement services; call for a task force to look at closing the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within the year; and orders a strategy to be developed for handling detainees in the future. The presidential directive also orders a stay in the case of Ali Al-Marri, the only person being held by the military as an enemy combatant on U.S. soil.

"We intend to win this fight. We're going to win it on our terms," Obama said as he signed the orders and the directive in the Oval Office. Obama explained each order before he put his pen to them, in some cases reading them in full, and occasionally solicited input from White House counsel Greg Craig to make sure he was describing them correctly.

The executive order says everyone in custody should be questioned under the Army Field Manual, which is intended for honorable combatants, meaning POWs in a military conflict. The rule would prevent trained interrogators at the CIA from using lawful interrogation techniques against terrorists who have been trained to withstand Army Field Manual techniques.

"The message that we are sending the world is that the United States intends to prosecute the ongoing struggle against violence and terrorism and we are going to do so vigilantly and we are going to do so effectively and we are going to do so in a manner that is consistent with our values and our ideals," the president said.

According to sources in the law enforcement community, the executive order on interrogation does not declare "enhanced interrogation techniques" to be torture; the order is silent on that.

While the administration has insisted on one interrogation standard, one source says they are thinking about assembling a group within the next 60 days to make recommendations on a set of separate techniques for the intelligence community to use.

Separately, according to a draft of the Guantanamo order, "the prompt disposition" of detainee cases should "precede" the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison. Whether that means the detainees have to be tried if possible before the closure is still unclear.

The order directs all information regarding the remaining 245 detainees be consolidated in a central repository and will create a panel to review those cases and split the detainees up into three categories.

Category one is comprised of the 70 detainees that President Bush sought to repatriate but couldn't because no country wants them, and they would likely be tortured at home. The Obama administration believes they can get foreign countries to take them.
Category two is the group of detainees that can be prosecuted under war crimes in Article III courts federal courts designed to address cases that involve citizens of other countries or tried in modified military commissions. This includes Sept. 11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammad. The administration would seek a stay on habeas petitions in Article III courts and continuances on the ongoing military commissions.
Category three is made up of detainees who can't be released and can't be tried. The thought is to create a panel, which could turn into a national security court, to handle these future highest-value detainees to determine prospective policy since terrorists like Al Qaeda chief Usama bin Laden will continue to be caught.

As for Al-Marri, whose case is before the Supreme Court, the intent is to try to make sure the detainee is tried according to the same rules as others who will be subject to the new orders.

Al-Marri was arrested in Peoria, Ill., a couple of months after the Sept. 11 attacks and is accused of being an al Qaeda operative sent to the United States on Sept. 10, 2001, to take part in another attack.

In 2003, President Bush signed an executive order labeling Al-Marri an "enemy combatant" and removing him from civilian custody. The order made the Defense Department responsible for Al-Marri who has been kept in isolation at the Navy brig in Charleston, S.C. His lawyers argue that the president has no "inherent authority" to hold him without charge for an unlimited time.

Separately, the administration in the afternoon issued a reversal of a ban on federal funding for non-governmental organizations working outside the U.S. that offer abortions or abortion counseling.

Abortion: Obama signed the executive order on the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states.

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

Obama infers that the United States was committing war crimes, by his comments and actions. He states we will now use the military code of justice on matters like this. He grants them full Geneva Convention status by doing so.
This is sooooooo wrong and Obama has no clue how dangerous this is.

"Separately, the administration issued a reversal of a ban on federal funding for non-governmental organizations working outside the U.S. that offer abortions or abortion counseling."

B.Husseion Obama thinks it is ok to torture and kill and unborn baby but not to torture a terrorist. Many people will die due to the actions of this guy. Obama’s CHANGE - Kill babies - nurture terrorists.

Plus what he has done is a slap in the face to our troops and all they have gone through to capture these terrorists.

OK troops here is your green light to take no prisoners.

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Europe Lauds Obama Shutdown of Secret CIA Prisons

Europe Lauds Obama Shutdown of Secret CIA Prisons


Obama's decision Thursday to shut secret CIA-run prisons abroad brought renewed calls for their locations to be disclosed as well a fresh denial from Poland, one of two eastern European countries most closely linked to the practice.

Across Europe, governments uneasy that CIA flights had been carrying terrorism suspects through their airports and air space for years said they were relieved to be heading into a new rendition-free era.

Dick Marty, the Swiss lawmaker who spearheaded the Council of Europe investigations that sought to expose the existence of clandestine interrogation centers in Eastern Europe and Africa, said he expected the truth would come trickling out once the centers were closed.

"For some countries, things are going to become very embarrassing. I think European countries would do well now to tell the truth," Marty said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Marty said he "would be very surprised" if any CIA-run facilities were still operating in Europe, but added "in East Africa, or Morocco, I might assume there is something." He said Obama's order granting Red Cross officials access to all secret facilities might prove critical in revealing their locations, both past and present.
"There are no American prisons in Poland," said Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman Piotr Paszkowski. "We've said that many times in recent years and our position and statements haven't changed, and we have nothing new to say."

But Zbigniew Siemiatkowski, who directed Poland's foreign intelligence agency until 2004, expressed doubts that Obama's moves would make the West more secure from terror.

"It won't make things easier ... one will have to devise new methods, different methods," Siemiatkowski said, declining to elaborate.

In Ireland, government and opposition leaders united in praise for Obama's move.

The officially neutral nation had spent years uneasily permitting CIA flights to refuel at Ireland's strategically placed Shannon Airport. On every occasion, the Bush administration insisted, no rendition suspects were on board. U.S. officials also said that Irish authorities never search the planes.

"Certainly, CIA planes involved in rendition refueled at Shannon and were going to and from Guantanamo Bay from Shannon.


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

Hey Eurotrash! This time “The Yankees Aren’t Coming"!!!!

Check this out! .............

Spiegel Online

Bruce Riedel, 55, is an expert at the Brookings Institution, a longtime CIA veteran and an advisor since April 2007 to US President- elect Barack Obama on South Asia and terrorism. In a SPIEGEL interview, al-Qaida expert and Obama adviser Bruce Riedel discusses the fate of the remaining Guantanamo prisoners, how dangerous they really are, what Europe could do to help.

Riedel: Even if European nations, such as Portugal or Germany, would only take a small number — maybe half a dozen — it would still be an important support. The United States needs all the help it can get to clean up the mess left by President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for the rest of the world.

SPIEGEL: What would countries willing to accept former prisoners have to deal with?

Riedel: They would have to keep a very close eye on the former prisoners for some time; they have to be under surveillance. It would be a financial burden, and the former inmates may file lawsuits in Germany seeking some kind of redress for perceived injustices, which German courts would probably hear. Also, (the former inmates would) need financial support, and it’s hard to imagine their finding employment.

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Gov. Blagojevich Compares His Arrest to Attack on Pearl Harbor

Gov. Blagojevich Compares His Arrest to Attack on Pearl Harbor

FOX News


Illinois' embattled but defiant governor, so fond of reciting poetry as he defends himself against federal corruption allegations, has turned instead to the history books to describe the emotional strain his arrest put on him and his family.

In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Gov. Rod Blagojevich compared his early morning December arrest by FBI agents to Japan's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

He says it was a "complete surprise" but he'll prevail, just like America in World War II.

Blagojevich says there's no chance he will resign before the start of the state Senate's impeachment trial next week. He says he will fight the allegations against him "to the very end."

The two-term Democrat is accused of scheming to swap President Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat for personal gain.

Facing almost certain defeat in the Senate impeachment trial, Blagojevich might ask the courts to step in and block a proceeding that he considers "a sham," a lawyer for the Democratic governor said.

Attorney Samuel E. Adam told The Associated Press on Thursday that a lawsuit challenging what he called "completely unfair" Senate trial rules is being prepared and could be filed to the state Supreme Court within days, pending a final decision on whether to move forward.

Blagojevich's trial is set to begin Monday.

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

“Gov. Rod Blagojevich compared his early morning December arrest by FBI agents to Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.”

Just when you think politics can’t get anymore bizarre

Blago is insane. What is it with them that they always compare things to things like this.

Remember back in April of last year, when Al Gore on "60 Minutes" compared the challenge of fighting global warming to the invasion of Normandy and the civil rights . And Shelia Jackson Lee, who, when told that the US space program had gotten to Mars, asked if they had been able to see the flag that the astronauts left there. She also blamed the Katrina deaths on the " Supression of the black vote."

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January 22, 2009


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We carry a large selection of liquor, wines, cigars, import/ specialty beer as well as domestics.

On the flip side of the liquor business is the incorporation of guns, hunting and fishing gear, ammunition, hunting accessories, deer stands, deer feeders, optics, gun cases, firearm safes and much more. You name it, we will find it for you. We do custom orders and we ship nationwide. Our policy is to try to meet or beat big city prices of which we have accomplished more times then not.

Double Shot Liquor & Guns website


Wild Thing's comment....

LOL this is precisely why I love Texas, and the ways of the awesome people who live there.


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

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This Is Priceless!!!

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

LMAO gosh I love this. heh heh

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

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

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Article by Obama Mole Nicolle Wallace ~ Palin's Handler During Campaign

Sarah Palin's Handler Comes Out For Obama!

Nicolle Wallace served as a senior advisor to the McCain-Palin campaign from May 2008 - November 2008. Prior to joining the McCain campaign, she worked as a political analyst at CBS News.

Republicans Get on Board


By Nicolle Wallace

No American could watch the inauguration of President Barack Obama this week and not feel pride in the splendor and strength of our democracy. No one watching could miss the drama of this moment of challenge and self-examination for our nation—of seeing a man so well-suited to meet the expectations of the office he fills. The presidency is now within reach for any man who dares to dream big enough. It is no longer an office attainable by members of one race, and, hopefully, in short time, it will no longer be an office available to one gender.

Obama deserves our thanks for letting Republicans root for him, as well. He has created a space within his wide net of support for those of us who fought for John McCain’s candidacy by honoring the McCains at a dinner the night before his inauguration and by listening to McCain’s ideas on national security, climate change, and government reform. The Obamas have also returned the civility and warmth directed at them by president and Mrs. Bush in a way that sets this transition apart from others in recent history. This generosity of spirit has had a ripple effect throughout Republican circles. Two former senior aides to President George W. Bush said to me over the weekend, “I expect him [President Obama] to be there for eight years.” A former senior official of Bush’s re-election campaign predicted that he would contribute to Obama’s re-election effort. When I heard that, I said, “He hasn’t even been sworn in yet.” It didn’t matter. One former White House colleague who I ran into in a greenroom this weekend said, “I’m pleased with everything Obama’s done—it’s the press that’s driving me crazy.”

President Obama was wise to tap into our hunger to be part of the solution. It will most certainly help extend his honeymoon and will prove useful when he seeks to put together bipartisan coalitions to solve big problems like immigration and entitlement reform.

The test is whether the far left can stomach our support. It’s an open question: Will they recognize that Republican support only strengthens Obama, or are they too consumed with anger and hatred for the right to accept our support of this new president? Will they be able to accept a president who listens to us, or will they mobilize, through left-wing blogs, groups like, and their allies in Congress, against any efforts on the part of the Obama administration to forge bipartisan solutions?

There are several issues on the horizon that will force members of Obama’s base to make this choice. Nancy Pelosi voiced her support for repealing the Bush tax cuts before they expire, putting her at odds with Obama’s economic team, which prefers allowing them to expire in two years. The Obama administration prefers a national economic discussion about a balanced package with something for everyone—tax cuts for businesses to win over Republicans and small-business owners, and government spending to win over Democrats and other key members of Obama’s coalition. Some Democrats are intent on investigating members of Bush’s national-security team. The withdrawal of troops from Iraq will likely take place at a much slower pace than Obama’s supporters on the left would like. Finally, the responsible disposition of prisoners at Gitmo will take every minute of the year Obama has promised and possibly longer. In its handling of these issues and many others, the Obama White House could find that keeping its political coalition together will become one of its greatest challenges.

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

This is written by the same person that arranged the Couric interview , bought the $150,000 clothes,and then reported it!!! Knifed Sarah after they lost. Used to work for CBS.

These people, people who say they are Republicans, are only in the party to take it left. Much like folks who infiltrate other institutions to change them or move to red states to change them. There people ARE NOT US! John McCain is not us. His handler is not us. The Republican party leadership is not us.

This woman is no moderate no RINO. Nicole Wallace is an true leftie. She probably took the job so she could report back to “The One”.

The fix was sooo in for this election. I guess we all knew it going in, but still hoped for the best. There’s got to be a LOT of housecleaning in our party.

I really believe this whole last election was fixed. I have posted in the past how Obama, Hillary and McCain all three had received money from Soros and Soros backed causes. We saw McCain doing all he could to lose the election as Palin was out there doing all she could to win. Sarah was taking on all the things about Obama that people needed to know about, Ayers, Rezko, his stand on abortion etc. McCain was correcting bashing and putting down anyone that suportied him if they used the name Hussein, if they asked about Obama and his Muslim ties, and also made a point ot saying how he felt Obama was a man of honor. Honor is a word that should not even be in the same breath as the name of B. Hussein Obama.

None of the conservatives that were running were promoted by the RNC, they were almost ignored.The RNC wanted Obama and I believe that. If I am wrong then the RNC needs to write to me and let me know with PROOF that I am wrong. But they can't of course since the RNC leadershiip has given the middle finger to the conservatives. They call and want money and they don't listen to the why of our reason for not donating. They are not passing on to the higher ups why we are fed up and disgusted with their moving away from the base. The very base that has made our party so much different then the DNC.

If we keep letting the rino's in any way run our party, we will end up a one party country with no differences at all between the two major political parties. The Republican party is the Democrat party light. It is sad, it is disgusting but that is the truth.

After Nov.4th, McCain would not wait to kiss up to Obama, and seek his favor.

This was something Rush Limbaugh said the other day:

"McCain ran a Democrat campaign when it came to illegal immigration, global warming, campaign finance, interfering in the private sector. And this is why McCain is far more comfortable working with congressional Democrats than Republicans, and McCain will be the guy that gets Harry Reid his 60 votes in the Senate whenever Reid needs them.
You Republican consultants, you're going to have to learn something very fast: Republican voters that you need to win elections think the mainstream media is as much the enemy as any Democrat candidate is going to be. And sidling up and trying to get the approval of a bunch of incompetent boobs who have sided with Democrats for the last 50 years is not the way to engender support, ongoing support and get a mandate. This campaign never had a prayer and everybody knew it from the get-go. It never had a prayer. (sigh) I mean, for crying out loud, McCain became Sominex. There wasn't any caffeine until Palin came around and it just wasn't enough. I'm glad that at least he didn't blame Palin. I think he's a little off message. The Republican Party's message is to blame her! Stop and think that. "

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Democrats Urge Lieberman to Apologize To Obama, Biden

Lieberman Urged To Apologize To Obama, Biden


HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut Democrats are calling on Sen. Joe Lieberman to apologize to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for his comments criticizing them during the campaign

The request was made in a Jan. 16 letter from Nancy DiNardo, chairwoman of the state party, on behalf of the Democratic State Central Committee.

It chastises the longtime Democrat, who won re-election in 2006 as an independent, for speaking at the Republican National Convention on behalf of Sen. John McCain.

The letter states that Lieberman's appearance undermined the efforts of Democratic candidates in Connecticut and across the country.

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

Fascists !!!!

To apologize for speaking critically? Is there a right to speak freely, or will there be government-imposed sanctions if you don’t apologize for doing so?

What about their criticisms of him , and their their criticisms of Sarah Palin, and their their criticisms of Bush and Cheney which is STILL happening.

Apologize for what? Standing on principle regarding the war against those who want to kill us, and then telling the truth about it? Never, ever, never, not once, no never, I mean never apologize for the truth.

It's always nice to see the left in full "We shall accept NO individuality!" mode. I thought Obama said he was listening to "especially" those who don't agree with him? YO homeboy Obama you are a LIAR! But we already knew that.

This is the Democrats’ version of unity - no dissent.

Lieberman should go in front of the microphones live and start reading a written apology: “I regret that I criticized Obama and I would like to take this opportunity...take this opportunity...I can’t make out Rahm’s handwriting here...”

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Robert Reich, Obamas Economic Advisor NO "White Male Construction Workers"

Robert Reich, Obamas economic advisor doesnt want recovery jobs for "White Male Construction Workers"

Charlie Rangel says Middle class wont fight back

Charlie Rangel and Robert Reich are conspiring to ensure SOCIAL ENGINEERING and WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION


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

White male construction workers are not their constituents, but the unemployed, some minorities, and some women are. They intend to build the dependency of these on them.

White construction workers will not be dependent on the DemonRats, so they do not want to help them.

This is about Socialism you understand. (Communism-Marxism-Fascism- Socialism- Liberalism)

These people have designs on this country that most citizens will not believe. For Reich to say, “Jobs should not go to WHITE MALE CONSTRUCTION workers” is quite an admission.

It also shows how supremely confident the libs are that they will not be challenged. UNREAL!

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"The Obama presidency: Here comes socialism" ~ Dick Morris

The Obama presidency: Here comes socialism

by Dick Morris

The Hill

2009-2010 will rank with 1913-14, 1933-36, 1964-65 and 1981-82 as years that will permanently change our government, politics and lives. Just as the stars were aligned for Wilson, Roosevelt, Johnson and Reagan, they are aligned for Obama. Simply put, we enter his administration as free-enterprise, market-dominated, laissez-faire America. We will shortly become like Germany, France, the United Kingdom, or Sweden -- a socialist democracy in which the government dominates the economy, determines private-sector priorities and offers a vastly expanded range of services to many more people at much higher taxes.

Obama will accomplish his agenda of "reform" under the rubric of "recovery." Using the electoral mandate bestowed on a Democratic Congress by restless voters and the economic power given his administration by terrified Americans, he will change our country fundamentally in the name of lifting the depression. His stimulus packages won't do much to shorten the downturn -- although they will make it less painful -- but they will do a great deal to change our nation.

In implementing his agenda, Barack Obama will emulate the example of Franklin D. Roosevelt. (Not the liberal mythology of the New Deal, but the actuality of what it accomplished.) When FDR took office, he was enormously successful in averting a total collapse of the banking system and the economy.

But his New Deal measures only succeeded in lowering the unemployment rate from 23 percent in 1933, when he took office, to 13 percent in the summer of 1937. It never went lower. And his policies of over-regulation generated such business uncertainty that they triggered a second-term recession. Unemployment in 1938 rose to 17 percent and, in 1940, on the verge of the war-driven recovery, stood at 15 percent.

But in the name of a largely unsuccessful effort to end the Depression, Roosevelt passed crucial and permanent reforms that have dominated our lives ever since, including Social Security, the creation of the Securities and Exchange Commission, unionization under the Wagner Act, the federal minimum wage and a host of other fundamental changes.

Obama’s record will be similar, although less wise and more destructive. He will begin by passing every program for which liberals have lusted for decades, from alternative-energy sources to school renovations, infrastructure repairs and technology enhancements.

These are all good programs, but they normally would be stretched out for years. But freed of any constraint on the deficit — indeed, empowered by a mandate to raise it as high as possible — Obama will do them all rather quickly.

But it is not his spending that will transform our political system, it is his tax and welfare policies. In the name of short-term stimulus, he will give every American family (who makes less than $200,000) a welfare check of $1,000 euphemistically called a refundable tax credit. And he will so sharply cut taxes on the middle class and the poor that the number of Americans who pay no federal income tax will rise from the current one-third of all households to more than half. In the process, he will create a permanent electoral majority that does not pay taxes, but counts on ever-expanding welfare checks from the government. The dependency on the dole, formerly limited in pre-Clinton days to 14 million women and children on Aid to Families with Dependent Children, will now grow to a clear majority of the American population.

Will he raise taxes? Why should he? With a congressional mandate to run the deficit up as high as need be, there is no reason to raise taxes now and risk aggravating the depression.

Instead, Obama will follow the opposite of the Reagan strategy. Reagan cut taxes and increased the deficit so that liberals could not increase spending. Obama will raise spending and increase the deficit so that conservatives cannot cut taxes. And, when the economy is restored, he will raise taxes with impunity, since the only people who will have to pay them would be rich Republicans.

Complete article found HERE

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

Like a lot of Dick Morris predictions, I hope he is wrong about these also. But it is a very interesting article and one that I think is important. I never ever want to have my head in the sand or close my eyes to what is happening or mighit one day come to pass. Not when it comes to our country. If we know ahead of time the possibilities both good or bad then maybe we can be prepared in some way, if nothing else how to handle it.

Our best hope I think is his being fooled by the press fawning into overplaying his hand. The sooner the better. And one other thing, there actually are some dems in power that will vote against Obama's programs and his wanting to spend, spend, spend.

The GOP has ceased to be an effective opposition party and if they don't get their act together and vote agaisnt all these things that will hurt our country Obama would want to do then when will they, if not now when. They cannot wait till the next election because by then it will be too late.

If a majority of the electorate remains passive and easily dazzled by the celebrity cult they’re promoting, they can keep this going indefinitely no matter what kind of damage they do. It’ll be like Mussolini’s Italy with a smiley face.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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B.Hussein Obama Does Do-Over of Presidential Oath

Obama takes presidential oath again after stumble


After the flub heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office. Again. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath to Obama on Wednesday night at the White House — a rare do-over. The surprise moment came in response to Tuesday's much-noticed stumble.

Don't worry, the White House says: Obama has still been president since noon on Inauguration Day.

Nevertheless, Obama and Roberts went through the drill again out of what White House counsel Greg Craig called "an abundance of caution."

This time, the scene was the White House Map Room in front of a small group of reporters, not the Capitol platform before the whole watching world.

"We decided that because it was so much fun ...," Obama joked to reporters who followed press secretary Robert Gibbs into the room. No TV camera crews or news photographers were allowed in. A few of Obama's closest aides were there, along with a White House photographer.

Roberts put on his black robe.

"Are you ready to take the oath?" he said.

"Yes, I am," Obama said. "And we're going to do it very slowly."

Roberts then led Obama through the oath without any missteps.

The president said he did not have his Bible with him, but that the oath was binding anyway.

The original, bungled version on Tuesday caught observers by surprise and then got replayed on cable news shows.

It happened when Obama interrupted Roberts midway through the opening line, in which the president repeats his name and solemnly swears.

Craig, the White House lawyer, said in a statement Wednesday evening: "We believe the oath of office was administered effectively and that the president was sworn in appropriately yesterday. Yet the oath appears in the Constitution itself. And out of the abundance of caution, because there was one word out of sequence, Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath a second time."

The Constitution is clear about the exact wording of the oath and as a result, some constitutional experts have said that a do-over probably wasn't necessary but also couldn't hurt. Two other previous presidents have repeated the oath because of similar issues, Calvin Coolidge and Chester A. Arthur.

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

It looks odd without the Bible, more like a high five.

Lincoln wasn’t too happy with his Bible being used. Otherwise saying the oath would had gone smoothly. heh heh

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Thank You President Bush Website

PLEASE CLICK HERE...... if you would like to thank President Bush.

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Murtha Says He'd Take Guantanamo Prisoners in His District

..."On Sept. 11, 2001, Murtha represented Shanksville, Pa., where one of the four hijacked planes crashed."....

Murtha Says He'd Take Guantanamo Prisoners in His District

Rep. Jack Murtha volunteers to house prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in his Pennsylvania district, as President Obama prepares to order the shut-down of the facility.

FOX News

Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Pa., says he'd be willing to house prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in his congressional district if President Obama makes good on a plan to close the U.S. prison there.

Murtha only has a minimum security prison in his district. But he says he'd have no reservations about holding detainees there in a maximum security prison.

"Sure, I'd take 'em," said Murtha, an outspoken critic of the Iraq war. "They're no more dangerous in my district than in Guantanamo."
Murtha added that there was "no reason not to put 'em in prisons in the United States and handle them the way they would handle any other prisoners."

But that idea disturbs House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio.

"Most communities around America don't want dangerous terrorists imported into their neighborhoods," Boehner said in a statement.
"The key question is where do you put these terrorists?" Boehner asked.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, is introducing a bill that outlaws the release of a known terrorist into the U.S. Smith, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said it would be appalling to close Guantanamo.

"If terrorists suddenly get the same rights as citizens, then we've turned the world upside down," Smith said. "We don't think there should be a limit to their detention as long as they are a clear and present danger."

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton, D-Mo., had hoped the president would close Guantanamo Bay. But he said he didn't know how best to handle the prisoners.

"They're very unsavory," Skelton said. "I don't know where you put them."

However Skelton didn't object to them staying in U.S. prisons so long as they weren't housed together.

For his part, Murtha was encouraged by Obama's proposal.

"I have said for two years that we should close down Guantanamo. Close it down. It's a sore in the United States' moral standards. What they have done there has hurt us," he said.

On Sept. 11, 2001, Murtha represented Shanksville, Pa., where one of the four hijacked planes crashed.

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

Murtha belongs in a cell at Guantanamo. He is working on a special place in hell for the many things he has said and done.

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Good News! Boreing,Non Voting Caroline Kennedy Says No To Sen. Bid

Kennedy cites 'personal reasons' for dropping Senate bid


Caroline Kennedy has given up her bid for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton.

In a one-line statement citing personal reasons, the widely considered front-runner said Thursday she told New York Gov. David Paterson a day earlier that she was no longer interested in the job.

"I informed Governor Paterson today that for personal reasons I am withdrawing my name from consideration for the United States Senate."

The statement, provided by Kennedy's press person Stefan Friedman, was issued after hours of divergent reports Wednesday evening.

The 51-year-old daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy has been involved in education reform and women's issues, but she never has held public office and mostly has stayed out of the public spotlight.

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

Good, it will be a dem either way, but God help us from any more of the Kennedy's!

I for one have had my fill of them. She has barely voted in the last how many years and she can't speak. She uses as many UH-ER-UH'S as B.Hussein Obama does. And because she is a Kennedy she would ba asked to be on all the political talk shows as the media will over due their invites to yet another Kennedy. God help us from all of that.

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January 21, 2009

The New WHITE HOUSE Government Website Slams Bush



The new White House website unveiled by President Barack Obama’s team Tuesday includes a shot at former President Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina.

Under the “agenda” portion of the site regarding Katrina, it reads:

“President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.”
President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina,” the statement on the site continues. “Citing the Bush Administration’s ‘unconscionable ineptitude’ in responding to Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims.”

The site also points out that Obama “visited thousands of Hurricane survivors in the Houston Convention Center and later took three more trips to the region” and worked with the Congressional Black Caucus to help rebuild in the aftermath of Katrina.

In interviews prior to leaving the White House, Bush defended the federal government’s response to the hurricane.

“The truth of the matter is the response was pretty darn quick if you think about the fact that the Coast Guard and a lot of brave kids were pulling 30,000 people off of roofs as soon as the storm passed, as soon as they found people on those roofs,” Bush said during an interview with CNN last week.

Bush also said his lowest point in office came when he heard “people saying George Bush is a racist because of the response” to the hurricane.

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


He is a classless thug and a marxist punk, and now it is under his watch what happens to our country. He needs to learn like yesterday that his blaming Bush stops the moment he took his messed up oath.

Obama's hate just keeps on coming!

For this type of politicized wording to be part of the official White House website, is schockingly unreal. So totally ‘un-Presidential’.

And another thing, Katrina was the biggest disaster on American soil and was due to Democrat corruption that caused the levies to never be fixed!!!!

Obama just started the fight today with his classless speeches, his attacks against Bush and his sorry assed supporters booing President Bush at his inauguration!

The Democrats are disgusting and the O leads the way.

Every time the O says "coming together "...... he should choke on those words. He is so full of it.

Bush cared a lot for what happened and went there several times. Plus all he did for Africa and other places. What the heck has Obana done for anyone EVER. His own brother lives in a HUT for pete's sake. Plus where the heck was his grandma from Kenya yesterday. Why wasn't she up in the seats on the main platform.

A government website is no place for partisan politics. Let alone, the White House web site. We the people PAY for that site, got that Kenya breath!!!

I found this absolutely disgusting...I guess I might have to get used to that feeling.

OK my rant is done, but later today I am doing extra time on the treadmil, haha I have to get this anger out of me. Till then. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr

"President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina"

LIES from OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!

Look at this...............

McCain, Obama snubbed Gulf Coast after Katrina

The Hill


John McCain and Barack Obama are offering any help they can on Hurricane Gustav, but neither visited the Gulf Coast until well after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area in 2005.
On the six-month anniversary of Katrina striking the Gulf Coast, 39 senators said they had visited the area while 37 senators – including Obama – had not viewed firsthand the ruins that the hurricane left in its wake. Twenty-four Senate offices – including McCain’s -- did not return repeated phone calls seeking comment, according to a 2006 survey conducted by The Hill. There were no media accounts of McCain traveling to the Gulf Coast before he went there in the spring of 2006.
Obama did visit Houston’s Astrodome to meet displaced hurricane victims in the fall of 2005.
That is the reason Obama says he is not traveling to the regions that are in Gustav’s path.
Yet, Obama did not visit the Gulf Coast until nearly a year after Katrina hit, becoming the 55th senator to go there, according to a tally kept at the time by Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-La.) office.
Obama said then, "There was no magic reason why now instead of earlier. We didn't want to come down here unless there was something concrete and productive to do."
In describing his rationale for not visiting the Gulf Coast this week, Obama said the “tail” of his staff, traveling media, Secret Service and local authorities could get in the way of hurricane-relief initiatives.

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Megyn Kelly At The CIC Ball in USA and Our Troops In Kabul

Megyn, was at the CIC Ball, and is reporting the military people had told her just earlier that Bush was a great friend of the military, they really liked him and would miss him.

And this from US camp Phoenix base in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday Jan. 20, 2009

US soldiers stand, as they watch a television broadcast live from Washington, showing the inauguration of Barack Obama.

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

Extra prayers for our troops!! It is a sad day for America to have Obama as CIC and President. I pray God will forgive our nation and have mercy on us.

I have heard from some in the military and they are not happy about this, at one of the military family forums I go to. One used the word devastated.

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It's The Democrat Way For Their Inauguration

Just some notes on the Inauguration  ~ Wild Thing


Obama Inauguration Sets Record for Private Jets

The Wall Street Journal

Limo liberals take to the sky ~ my name for this

For the wealthy, Tuesday’s inauguration is the dream party: a chance to rub elbows with the similarly rich and powerful, to become part of a historic moment, and (most importantly), to get access to the man of the moment.

According to an article in Bloomberg, as many as 600 private jets were expected to touch down in D.C. for the inauguration. The runway at Washington Dulles was closed Saturday to allow as many as 100 small planes to park. And the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said it expected a total of 500 small jets to land from Jan. 16 through Jan 21.

Cult of Obama climbing all over Monuments ~ NOT good!

They just had to give one more abuse to President Bush

And they think I will be supportive of this POS Barack Hussein Obama. NO Way, never. ~ Wild Thing

The Hill

The crowd packed on the west side of the Capitol grounds serenaded President Bush in mocking fashion when he took to the inaugural stage alongside Vice President Dick Cheney.

"Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, good-bye," a section of the crowd chanted.

Carter 'Snubs' Clinton

ABC news blog

Today may be a day when the nation briefly sets aside partisan enmity for the peaceful transition of power, but personal enmity? That’s another matter.

One small example: as the ex-Presidents gathered in the crypt of the Capitol preparing to head out to the platform, a chilly day got a bit chillier as the Carters and the Clintons were forced to occupy the same cramped space.

Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter appeared to greet former Republican President George H.W. Bush and his wife warmly, kissing Barbara Bush on the cheek. But as Carter passed fellow Democrats Bill and Hillary Clinton, the two men did not appear to acknowledge each others presence at all.

Also during a photo opportunity at the Oval Office, following a lunch with Barack Obama and the ex-Presidents, Clinton and Carter stood next to one another, but miles apart.

Clinton and Cornyn wrangle in Rotunda


Hillary Clinton and John Cornyn, who's delaying her floor confirmation vote, have been having a fairly heated (that is to say, intense but cordial) discussion just out of earshot under the Washington statue in the rotunda. Lots of hand gestures, back and forth and her squeezing his forearm.

Two feet away Chelsea Clinton is joking with John McCain and his wife, Cindy.

UPDATE: A Cornyn spokesman took a bit of umbrage, e-mailing us to say: "Carl Cameron reported on Fox a little while ago that while he couldn't hear their conversation, it appeared to be warm and cordial."

We don't disagree with the "cordial," but "warm" is debatable.

U.S. Stocks Slide in Dow Average’s Worst Inauguration Day Drop ( after Obama speech)


Although traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange paused to watch the inauguration ceremony and Obama's remarks, the transition of power didn't erase investors' intensifying concerns about struggling banks and their impact on the overall economy.

The reason we're having a panic drop is the fact that Europe is catching our cold, and we could have deeper and deeper problems that could require more and more money. And eventually the government is going to have to stop spending," said Keith Springer, president of Capital Financial Advisory Services. "It's a pretty dangerous situation to be in."

Oath was train wreck ~ my title

Obama's speech nothing to make me want to sign up


Racist Benediction for Obama given by Rev. Joseph Lowery

Barack is smiling ( agreeing) and he and Michelle and their followers have incurable racism!!! ~ Wild Thing

“ we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen. Say Amen” - Rev. Lowry During the 44th Inaugural of A US President

Tom Brokaw comparing the Bush Administration to a communist regime.~ Wild Thing

Tom Brokaw Cheers Obama Inauguration Like 'Velvet Revolution'


Reflecting on the mood of the crowd at Barack Obama's Inauguration, NBC's Tom Brokaw likened it to when he was present for the fall of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. During NBC's live coverage of Obama's swearing-in on Tuesday, Brokaw declared, "It reminds me of the Velvet Revolution," and while Brokaw noted "a communist regime," was not being overthrown he pointed out, "an unpopular president is leaving and people have been waiting for this moment."

"TOM BROKAW: You know what it reminds me of? It reminds me of the Velvet Revolution. I was in Prague when that happened. And Vaclev Havel was a generational leader and was in the square in Prague and the streets were filled with joy. And we're not overthrowing a communist regime here, obviously, but an unpopular president is leaving and people have been waiting for this moment. And there's that same sense of joyfulness and possibility even though, as in Czechoslovakia, they had enormous problems and we do as well."

Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel (R) makes a gesture ahead of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2009. Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States. REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool (UNITED STATES)

No We Can't: Thousands Shut Out From Inauguration

Frustration Mounts After Many With Tickets Wait Hours, Only To Learn They're Not Allowed In

No We Can't: Thousands Shut Out From Inauguration Frustration Mounts After Many With Tickets Wait Hours, Only To Learn They're Not Allowed In

People came from all over the country to see the inauguration in person. For thousands with tickets in hands, they never thought they wouldn't get to experience the chance of a lifetime.

But things didn't go as planned.

Elbow to elbow, anticipating one of the most exciting days of their lives, they came face-to-face with a fence. It was pure shock for those who had tickets to enter through the purple gates, only to find out they'd be held back blocks from Capitol and the National Mall.

"The whole time we thought, 'We're gonna make it, we're gonna make it!' and the gate's closed," one disappointed visitor told CBS 2.
"We're here for this and we can't see anything so it's frustrating," said Tina Painter, a Brooklyn resident who traveled to Washington for the event.
"We got our tickets, we paid our money, we brought our money to the economy and we couldn't get in," said an angry spectator, holding up his ticket to show where he should be.

No big screens, no piped in audio to hear, no inauguration to witness and enjoy, even though they worked so hard to get a prized ticket to be there.

"All this for nothing. They give us ticket, we're all here to support the new president and then they turn you away," said another upset visitor.

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Ice Sculpture Revealed of Global Warming Gore in Fairbanks

Gore ice sculpture unveiled in Fairbanks

Alaska News


Al Gore is now a wintertime fixture in Fairbanks.

Well, make that an ice sculpture of the 2007 Nobel Prize winner and leader in the movement to draw attention to climate change and global warming.

Local businessman Craig Compeau unveiled the frozen likeness on Monday.

The 8 1/2-foot-tall, 5-ton sculpture dominates a downtown street corner from its perch on the back of a flatbed truck.

Compeau says he's a "moderate" critic of global warming theories. He used Monday's unveiling of the sculpture to invite Gore to Fairbanks -- where it was 22 degrees on Monday -- to explain his global warming theories.

Compeau unveiled the sculpture — created by a local artist Steve Dean — near the downtown Thrifty liquor store, where he said it will stay through March or "until it melts."

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

"A 5-ton ice sculpture of a “shivering” Gore"

LMAO oh dear me this is just too rich!!!!

A 5-ton ice sculpture of a “shivering” Gore, ...

So, it's a miniature of him in weight heh heh.

There are so many things that one could title this as:

Gore gets iced.

Vengeance is best served C-O-L-D! - a well known saying fropm a French author and used in several American films


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

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

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Your Personal Letter from the Messiah

Wild Thing's comment......

Well he will give us a penny but we have to turn in gun infomation. LOL Dream on Oh-No_bama. So this iw what he means by change......Hahahahaha

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

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

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

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Obama: "U.S. also country of Muslims, nonbelievers"

Obama: U.S. also country of Muslims, nonbelievers

Echoes past remarks in which he said America 'no longer a Christian nation'



Some have been taking issue with largely unnoticed comments made last year by Sen. Barack Obama declaring the U.S. is "no longer a Christian nation" but is also a nation of others, including Muslims and nonbelievers.

The comments have been recently recirculating on Internet blogs.

"Whatever we once were, we're no longer a Christian nation. At least not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, and a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers," Obama said during a June 2007 speech available on YouTube.

At the speech, Obama also seemingly blasted the "Christian Right" for hijacking religion and using it to divide the nation:

"Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked. Part of it's because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who've been all too eager to exploit what divides us," he said.

Asked last year to clarify his remarks, Obama repeated them to the Christian Broadcast Network:

"I think that the right might worry a bit more about the dangers of sectarianism. Whatever we once were, we're no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers," Obama wrote in an e-mail to CBN News senior national correspondent David Brody.
"We should acknowledge this and realize that when we're formulating policies from the state house to the Senate floor to the White House, we've got to work to translate our reasoning into values that are accessible to every one of our citizens, not just members of our own faith community," wrote Obama.

Obama did clarify his statement about the "Christian Right."

My intention was to contrast the heated partisan rhetoric of a distinct minority of Christian leaders with the vast majority of evangelical Christians – conservatives included – who believe that hate has no place in our politics.

"When you have pastors and television pundits who appear to explicitly coordinate with one political party; when you're implying that your fellow Americans are traitors, terrorist sympathizers or akin to the devil himself; then I think you're attempting to hijack the faith of those who follow you for your own personal or political ends," wrote Obama.

This is very interesting ........................

Obama long minimized ties to radical Palestinian activist


Even as Barack Obama becomes the 44th president of the United States, anti-Israel professor Rashid Khalidi, whose ties to Obama stirred controversy during the campaign, has stated he could currently communicate with the incoming commander in chief, WND has learned.

Amid concern within the pro-Israel Jewish community, Obama repeatedly had denied he was influenced by Khalidi.

In an interview with the radical Democracy Now! news network last week, Khalidi expressed hope Obama would alter U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, talking to "all sides" of the Israeli-Palestinian arena. He also criticized Israel for killing civilians in the Gaza Strip the past few weeks and for leading what he termed a "propaganda campaign" to de-legitimize the Hamas terrorist organization.

Khalidi was asked whether he could speak now to Obama, and within his reply stated, "I could."

"You knew him? Can you speak to him? Can you talk to him now? Do you have access to President Obama, or President-elect, for the next few days?" Khalidi was asked by interviewer Amy Goodman.
Khalidi replied: "I mean, I was – we were his neighbors. We lived in the same neighborhood. We were colleagues at the University of Chicago. We saw each other quite frequently. I could – I mean, it is not easy to reach a president. The cocoons, the layers, are quite formidable.

Speaking about Obama's foreign policy, Khalidi said "there will be a change in policy."

"I mean we're already seeing it insofar as Iraq is concerned. I think we hopefully will see it in other areas. No, there will be a change. The question is how far. And enormous change is needed. I mean, everything we've been doing over not just the past administration – it's easy to criticize George Bush – but what has been done over several administrations has been fundamentally mistaken. And I don't know how radical a turn he is going to be able to make, even if he's willing and desirous of doing so.

For complete article please go here

And also this................

Anti-Israel professor claims access to prez ( little note here Khalidi and the Obamas were great friends in Chicago and often shared meals together. And also Khalidi is BEST friends with William Ayers) from Hugh Hewitt Townhall's interview.......

Stanley Kurtz' Latest Research Into Barack Obama's Connections To Terrorist Bill Ayers And Radical Palestinian Advocate Rashid Khalidi

Wild Thing's comment......

Obama has to keep re-doing the things he says, or he denies them, or he throws people under the bus that might cause him to be exposed.

His overly concern for Muslims and his connections to Khalidi are very concerning. Nothing we can do about it but it is something we need to be aware of. Like following the money or connecting the dots. Way TOO many ( and one is more then any of us have ) people in the O's life are connected and each one of them are anti-American.

With every passing day, you can see that Obama is a Communist, using propoganda on a scale never before seen in American politics.

Respect is something earned; not deserved Something the O has to learn.

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

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

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Obama Seeks Halt to Guantanamo Trials

Obama seeks halt to Guantanamo trials



Hours after taking office on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama ordered military prosecutors in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals to ask for a 120-day halt in all pending cases.

Military judges were expected to rule on the request on Wednesday at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an official involved in the trials said.

The request would halt proceedings in 21 pending cases, including the death penalty case against five Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 hijacked plane attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Prosecutors said in their written request that the halt was "in the interests of justice."

Human rights activists and military defense lawyers had urged him to halt the special tribunals that are formally known as military commissions and urged him to move the prosecutions into the regular U.S. courts for trial under long-established rules.

"In order to permit the newly inaugurated president and his administration time to review the military commission process, generally, and the cases currently pending before the military commissions, specifically, the secretary of defense has, by order of the president directed the chief prosecutor to seek continuances of 120 days in all pending case," prosecutor Clay Trivett said in the written request to the judges.

The request said freezing the trials until May 20 would give the new administration time to evaluate the cases and decide what forum best suits any future prosecution.

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

Hmmmm Day ONE, well this didn't take long.

This clown is going to do a whole lot of damage.

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January 20, 2009

Gov. Sarah Palin on Glenn Beck Debut Show on Fox

Sarah Palin on Glenn Beck Debut Show on Fox

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

Here is the interview of Gov. Sarah Palin on Glenn Becks show from last night.

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"Everyone Pitch In" ~ Obama

President-elect Barack Obama paints a room at Sasha Bruce House, an emergency shelter for teens in Washington, January 19, 2009.

I think Obama might regret this pose.LOL

EXIT sign over a window???? What am I missing here.


But then there is George W Bush


And of course Ronald Reagan

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

LOL the photo of Obama, he and John Kerry share the same curse of looking ridiculous when photographed doing physical activities.

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Some Fun and Humor For All Of Us

Traffic jams to Obama's Inauguration

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

Army Aviation
Army Airborne Infantry Special Forces
Crewchief/ Observer


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

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


Available soon at a "re-distribution" center near you.... Delicious when served with "ACORN" squash!

WARNING: Consumption may cause need for "Joe the Plumber"!

......Thank you SSGT Steve for sending this to me.

SSGT Steve Gaston, USMC
Big D Detachment


Obama's Secret Service


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

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

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


The fearless bird lies in wait every day and pounces at a corner shop in Aberdeen when the door opens.

He sneaks in, grabs his spicy Doritos, then flies off with them in his beak and shares them with other birds.

The seagull, nicknamed Sam by staff and customers, has become so popular locals have started paying for his crisps.

"Everyone is amazed by the seagull.

"For some reason he only takes that one particular kind of crisps, nothing else will do for him. But he's got it down to a fine art. He waits until there are no customers around and I'm standing behind the till, then he raids the place."

Bosses at the RS McColl shop have now decided to keep the door closed to try to deter Sam.

But customers have taken pity on the bird and have started donating money to keep him in Doritos.

He's becoming a bit of a celebrity. Seagulls are usually not that popular but Sam is a star because he's so funny."

Thank you Tim for sending this to me.

Tim Godfrey
Division Recon
1st of the 9th, 1st Cav Division

Wild Thing's comment......

There will be so much in the news today about what is going on I thought it might be nice to just take a deep breath and relax a bit. The cult of O, will be doing their thing.

Thank you all that sent me these things, some of them I have saved for today,.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (6)

Rush Limbaugh's Awesome Take On .... You Guessed It

You would have thought Newt Gingrich was John McCain on steroids today, listening to him praise Barack Obama. But I think what's going on here is really, really very dangerous.

I think it's very dangerous. What the Obama people are doing -- look at me now. Listen to this. The Obama people are orchestrating as much doom and gloom as possible. It is all about creating Obama as the great savior. This is all-purposeful. This is being done on purpose: the comparisons to great American leaders, the constant claim of starting anew. And, of course, all you have to do is look at this ABC story on the inauguration: "Worst economic downturn since the Great Depression." Axelrod saying, "Hey, it's going to take years, not months, to get this fixed." "It's going to get worse," Obama says. We don't know how bad it's going to get. It's gonna get really bad out there. It's going to get so bad; I may run out of paint necessary to paint all the homeless shelters. I mean, it may take 'til his first term is over to turn this around. Now, this is all done to just orchestrate as much doom and gloom as possible. Obama is like any other politician. He's a politician. And what's happening here is politics disguised as the Pope's arrival. It's disguised as something reverential here. One man cannot save anything as large as our country. We don't need saving anyway! This is the thing that really bothers me. We don't need saving. But one man can do enormous damage.

I have noticed that the white news anchors and commentators, who are most of them, have become incoherent in how they're reporting all of this. They're incoherent. There's nothing objective. There's nothing mature. It is pure psychobabble hero cult worship. They're trying to outdo each other to see who can be the most loyal, celebratory, wax the most eloquent about the lofty descriptions of the personality and personage of Barack Obama. On the one hand, they speak of how historic this occasion is because the American people elected a black man as president. But they won't come out and say that they're amazed by this because they believe the American people are racist. They're ecstatic that they have caused (in their own minds) this historic election to take place and this historic immaculation to take place. Believe me, the Drive-Bys think they made this happen.

We're not groupies. That's the best way to describe it. The Drive-By Media have become groupies for Obama and all of the things that they have made up that attach themselves to them. The American people were not racist before the election. The American people are not racist now. I'm not sure how many Americans are caught up in this whole notion. Fifty-five million people voted against Obama. I don't know where the notion got started that 80% of the country is excited and can't wait and doesn't want the president to fail, wishes him success and all this sort of stuff.

Like I said numerous times, Obama's historic election is behind me now. I'm speaking to you personally, from the heart. I don't see black people when I look at people. I don't see women. I don't see groups of people. I see Americans. When I look at Obama, I see my president. I see a man who's in charge of this country for the next four years. I care very deeply what he intends to do. I care what his policies are. I'm not going to give him a pass because he represents some sordid past of our country and as such he gets free rein to do what he wants while we say nothing because we "owe" this to him, based on our original sin of slavery. Sorry, it doesn't work that way here behind the Golden EIB Microphone or in a lot of other places.

He's the president. He has policies. I know what they are. I've studied 'em. I have every bit of understanding I can on where he wants to take this country. I don't want to go there! I don't want this to become a western European socialist country, and it's going to. If we get socialized medicine, if we get national health care -- as my friend Pete Wehner wrote last week in the Wall Street Journal with Paul Ryan -- it's over. That's the end of the country as we know it. Do you realize...? Here's the point they made. We get national health care. From that point on, there's no reversing it. You create that kind of dependency in people, and there will be no reversing that. There will be calls for adding more to the whole concept of the government should do everything. Why should we get behind Obama, especially if he urges policies that we reject? Why should we do this? What is the point?

What do we gain by this? All we gain is what the left has been trying to do to us for years and that's silence ourselves. Okay, so we shut ourselves up. Do you think we're going to get praised for this? Do you think we're going to be credited, you think we're going to be brought into the tent, you think we're going to be brought into the, quote, unquote, "big clique"? Hell no. If they can't shut us up, the best thing they can do is intimidate us into shutting ourselves up, and I, frankly, am not interested. They say everybody wants him to succeed. Why's that? Did everybody want Bush or Clinton or Reagan to succeed? Can somebody go back in American history and tell me when we had a president that everybody wanted to succeed? I'm not even sure every American wanted George Washington to succeed. There are a lot of people that were not quite happy about the way that was all going down.

The idea that all of a sudden just from... What reason? You tell me. What reason must we all shut up and hope Obama succeeds, especially when he has policy ideas that I reject? He's not a "black" president. He's not "the first black president" to me. That's done. That's the past. Well, it will be after tomorrow. That's no justification for engaging in errors and making mistakes and doing the wrong things while people shut up simply because of the historic nature here. We want him to succeed because he's the first black president? If that's the case, then who's suspending reason and acting out their own racism? The racism here is on the left! (Man, am I making a mess today.) But it is. Everything we're doing here, we're supposed to do because of race. He's the first black president, so we're to shut up and we're to root for him? We're going to say we hope he has a successful presidency.

"Well, everybody wants him to succeed." Well, no. And it isn't based on race! As it always is, the racial element or component in all of this is being injected by the Drive-By Media. A president is to be supported or opposed, whichever is the case, based on what he stands for, what his policies are and so forth. Not his race. Why should anyone want a president to succeed if his positions are considered damaging to the economy and national security? And, by the way, who are the true classical liberals now? Who is it that's obsessed with race, as opposed to being colorblind and addressing issues based on their substance? We're not getting any substance in terms of reporting about Barack Obama at all because the left and the media are obsessed with the racial component, while they claim they're the ones who are colorblind.

Look, another point of hypocrisy that I wish to add here as a means of illustrating what's going on. Remember when Justice Thomas, Clarence Thomas, was nominated as only the second black man to the Supreme Court, he was trashed. They tried to kill him. They tried to destroy him simply because his views did not comport with those of the liberals. Did you ever hear the media say, "We need to get behind Clarence Thomas; we all want Clarence Thomas to succeed because of the symbolism behind his appointment?" No. You heard that he was unqualified, that he was over his head, that he hadn't accomplished much in his life, and then they sent out the character assassins to try and derail his nomination, and this guy had a record of performance. But now we're supposed to set all this aside and just blindly say, "Oh, yes, I hope he succeeds." So it clearly is only historic when the minority is a liberal, and we should only unite behind the person if it advances the liberal agenda.

I think it's worth underscoring Obama's constant attempt to persuade you that he's somebody else, that he's not himself.

I think you need to pay special attention to Obama's constant attempt to persuade you that he's somebody else, not who he is. It's one thing for a candidate, or a president, to draw on past great presidents to advance a point or an agenda, but it's something weird, it's just creepy -- and by the way, Newsweek magazine, two guys described Obama as "creepy," remember? It was creepy. You know when it was, Snerdley? It was at his acceptance speech in Grant Park in Chicago, there was something creepy about Obama. He ascends to look over us after he speaks, was the way these Newsweek guys described Obama, as creepy. Well, I'm telling you, I have to agree with the Newsweek guys. It is creepy when that candidate, or the president, tries to persuade you that he actually is that past great president, which is what yesterday was all about.

He is Abraham Lincoln. It is very, very creepy. And even on the way outta office, they just can't stop trashing Bush. We're supposed to get behind Obama even when we disagree with him, but they are free to continue to trash Bush when he was elected and when he is leaving office. And they call people Obama naysayers. Well, I think there's some Limbaugh naysayers out there, the people attacking me, and there will be even more Limbaugh naysayers out there. I'm still waiting for Obama to tell us how the government is going to sacrifice, folks. Everybody else is supposed to sacrifice, but the government's not. It's employing more people, it's spending more money, it's printing more money. The government isn't going to sacrifice here at all. PMSNBC, they are wondering over there if -- this is Saturday morning -- they're wondering if Obama can win over the Last Man Standing.

There's no conservative outreach. We wouldn't expect there to be. I don't expect for Obama to come to me and give me a chance to change his mind. I'm sure as hell don't think he -- well, his arrogance, he might think he can change mine. But he's not going to try. He doesn't have to. He's going to have more problems with people on his side anyway, just mark my words. So they're admitting, the Drive-Bys are admitting that all this reaching out is just symbolism, pure phoniness, 100 percent.


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

This is so excellent, and one of the things I love about Rush is how he thinks like I do. hahhaa He says it so much better of course, but he nails it . This is mostly snipets from his program yesterday. I thought you might like to read it.
I would much rather here what Rush says then what Obama has to say. He titled it, " The Last Man Standing" since so many in the media including the so called conssrvative leaning have been praising Obama.

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What Do Retired People Do All Day?

Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.
Well, for example, the other day my wife and I went into town and went into a shop.
We were only in there for about 5 minutes. When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket.
We went up to him and said, 'Come on man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?'

He ignored us and continued writing the ticket. I called him a Nazi turd. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tires.

So my wife called him a ####-head. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote.

Personally, we didn't care. We came into town by bus. We try to have a little fun each day now that we're retired. It's important at our age


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

LMAO I love this one!!

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (7)

Obama's FRIEND Terrorists William Ayers Turned Back at Canadian Border

William Ayers turned back at Canadian border

The Toronto Star

An American education professor, one of the founders of a radical 1960s group known as the Weather Underground, which was responsible for a number of bombings in the United States in the early 1970s, was turned back at the Canadian border last night.

Dr. William Ayers, a professor of education at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a leader in educational reform, was scheduled to speak at the Centre for Urban Schooling at University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. But that appearance has now been temporarily cancelled.

"I don't know why I was turned back," Ayers said in an interview this morning from Chicago. "I got off the plane like everyone else and I was asked to come over to the other side. The border guards reviewed some stuff and said I wasn't going to be allowed into Canada. To me it seems quite bureaucratic and not at all interesting ... If it were me I would have let me in. I couldn't possibly be a threat to Canada."

Ayers made headlines this summer after Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin suggested that then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama hung around with domestic terrorists like Ayers. The professor had hosted a meet-the-candidate event at his home for Obama in 1995, during his run for the state Senate. They also worked together on Chicago school reform and served on a charity board together.

Ayers first rose to notoriety in the early 1970s with the Weather Underground. The group claimed responsibility for bombings at the U.S. Capitol, a Pentagon restroom and New York City police headquarters. In 1970, a townhouse in New York the group was using to build a bomb blew up.

Nowadays, Ayers is known more for his work in educational reform. He has written or edited more than a dozen books — including his 2001 memoir Fugitive Days — and travels around the world giving lectures on education.

Jeffrey Kugler, executive director of the Centre for Urban Schooling, is deeply disappointed in the turn of events. For him it's a question of academic freedom.

"It's kind of ironic the day before Barack Obama is going to become president this is what the Canadian border security has done," said Kugler. "It seems ridiculous that one university can't have a professor from another university to come and give a lecture on an important educational topic."

Kugler waited for five hours at the Toronto Island airport for Ayers. He was with a lawyer, but the border guard refused to allow Ayers to see the lawyer.

"The entire four or five hours he was not allowed to have representation at all. To me this is an issue of academic freedom. He could not be a threat to anyone ever. Anyone who knows anything about this man – he's a distinguished scholar at the University of Illinois and he has been involved in education reform over the past 15 years. To imagine in any way he was a threat to Canada is really absurd."

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

LOL I LOVE it! Now we just have to keep him out of the USA.

" I don't know why I was turned back"

Hello! Maybe for being a TERRORIST and for for killing policemen, setting arson bombs in homes of judges, and building nail bombs among other things. This piece of excrement has a PhD and can't figure out why a civilized Western democracy might want to deny him entry?

Canada doesn’t want our terrorists! Not even if they are a good friend of Obama's. haha Hooray for Canada!!!

Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at" -Bill Ayers, New York Times, September 11, 2001

“Jeffrey Kugler, executive director of the Centre for Urban Schooling, is deeply disappointed in the turn of events. For him it’s a question of academic freedom. “

What a bunch of BS.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM | Comments (7)

Inauguration Compared To The Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca

CNN's Zain Verjee looks at the similarities between Inauguration Day in Washington and the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.

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

Well that just about does it for me, how about you? Good Lord now we to be compared to the death cult of Islam and their crap compared to the Inauguration of Obama and his CULT of followers. What's next, Obama announcing he has decided to go all out for his Muslim beliefs and then see him go into doing his rendition of the call to prayer for Islam.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (8)

January 19, 2009

President Bush commuted Sentences For Ramos and Compean

Bush cuts sentences of Ramos, Compean

Agents convicted of shooting smuggler will be released from prison March 20


1:01 pm Eastern

President Bush commuted the prison sentences of former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean today.

The announcement came on the last full day of Bush's presidency. The sentences for Ramos and Compean are scheduled to expire March 20 but there was no immediate explanation for the time period between today's announcement and that date.

Two years ago, Ramos and Compean began serving sentences of 11- and 12- years respectively for a 2005 incident in which they fired on a drug smuggler as he fled back into Mexico after bringing 750 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. near Fabens, Texas.

President Bush commuted the prison sentences of former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean today.

The announcement came on the last full day of Bush's presidency. The sentences for Ramos and Compean are scheduled to expire March 20 but there was no immediate explanation for the time period between today's announcement and that date.

Two years ago, Ramos and Compean began serving sentences of 11- and 12- years respectively for a 2005 incident in which they fired on a drug smuggler as he fled back into Mexico after bringing 750 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. near Fabens, Texas.

The action by the president, who believes the border agents received fair trials and that the verdicts were just, does not diminish the seriousness of their crimes, the official said.

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

They were not pardoned. Their sentences were commuted. They still stand convicted, but they will no longer serve any time. At least they will be out by March. Now the way I understand this is they will be Felons?? Is that right, that means they cannot legally have certain things like if they wanted to buy a gun or something. Is that right?

I am thrilled they will be out soon so I guess I better not complain. I just wish the whole thing cleared them since they did nothing wrong.

They will be appearing on Glenn Beck on Fox News tonight.
I just now heard Sarah Palin is also going to be on his show in a few minutes.

Update: Sorry the announcement was wrong, He had the wives of Ramos and Compean on his show. It was still good to see it. And Sarah Palin was wonderful.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:25 PM | Comments (15)

Thank You To Fire Station 8

As many of you know, I get off the computer early evening and then spend the evening with Nicholas . I come back online around midnight to work on posts for the next day. Usually it takes about 4 to 5 hours and I am done by 5 a.m. or so and then I go to sleep.

While I was working on posts for today, it was around 2 in the morning , I started to smell something like smoke. A few minutes later one of the smoke alarms went off. Nicholas has put one on the ceiling of each room throughout the house. The only alarm that was going off was the one in the living room. I thought it was the battery because I didn't see any smoke or fire but I could not figure out how to turn it off to put a new battery inside. I thought the smoke smell might be coming from outside or down the street. Someone with a wood burning fireplace since the nights have been a lot cooler then usual.

I turned on the light and got the small ladder to try and reach up to open it up. But as I turned on the light I saw the room was filled with a thin veil of smoke.

The smoke was inside our house and creeping into the kitchen nearby and the dining room... just slowing moving through the house.

Our kitty, Missy and our dog Sebastian were right at my side, following me from room to room. I woke Nick up and told him what was happening He had been sound asleep so he told me to do the talking and call 911. They were great and asked if there was a fire I said not that I could see but I asked if it could be electrical. I told her I turned off the heater just in case. And I as I was on the phone I was shutting down my computer.

We waited outside for the firemen to come and zoom they were here so fast. They were wonderful and ended up OK.

No fire, they said the smoke was from the AC/ heater and the engine/motor whatever it is had gotten very hot. And there was some plastic next to it. This part is important because 3 months ago we had it all fixed and this was the first time we had turned on the heat. But it had been on for two days straight since it has been in the 50's to 60 all three days in the day time and colder at night.

Thank God it was not electrical that is what really scared me. I have heard stories how a home can burn down in minutes if it is electrical.

The firemen were so wonderful and asked me what I was doing up so late. haha So I told them how I had a blog and worked on it during the night. Nick handed them one of my little cards I hand out to people with the site address.

Sebastian made some new friends as some of the firemen were petting him while we talked afterward. And Missy being a kitty,decided she would wait till the all clear and then come back in the house from the patio.

So a HUGE thank you to Fire Station 8 and the firefighters.

Now we are to call the AC/Heater people and have them come and make it so this won't happen again.

I have to tell you this was very scary. Thank God all is ok.

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Not Looking For Another Jackie O with Michelle O for Inaugural Balls

Everyone keeps talking about what color they think Michelle will wear to the Inaugural Balls on Tuesday.

Will she wear Nancy Reagan red?

Will she wear regal purple?

Jewel colours or winter white?

Source: HillBuzz

Since Michelle took a leave of absence from her job at the hospital to campaign for her husband full time last year, University of Chicago never filled her position or assigned her duties to others (said duties comprised of diverting poor black patients away from University of Chicago Hospital to lower-quality medical facilities so U Chicago would not be stuck with as many expensive indigent care cases. The Hospital wanted only patients with solid insurance coverage, so Michelle’s “community outreach” was focused on dissuading everyone out there without insurance cards from ending up on U Chicago Hospital’s rolls).

We hear they have no intention of hiring another “VP of Community and External Affairs” now that Michelle is gone for good, a position that was created solely for Michelle, coinciding perfectly with the moment in time the hospital wanted to triple her salary, out of the blue, coincidentally a few months after her husband was elected to the Senate.

OBAMA Politics

In 2002, Michelle Obama was hired by the University of Chicago Hospital as its “Executive Director for Community Affairs” at a salary of approximately $120,000.

In January of 2005, Barack Obama was sworn in as a United States Senator.

In March of 2005, Michelle Obama was promoted to “Vice President for Community and External Affairs” and her salary bumped nearly $200,000 (from $121,910 to $316,962). This position was “newly created” for Mrs. Obama.

In February of 2006, Barack Obama requested a $1 million earmark for a new hospital pavilion at the University of Chciago.

Effective 9 January 2009, Michelle Obama resigned her position at UCH.

Effective 14 January 2009, Michelle Obama’s VP position was eliminated, its functions absorbed into another executive’s position. This prompted writer Don Rose to ask “[If] that work can be folded into another guy’s, why was it separate in the first place?“

Wild Thing's comment......

giggle.....Just having some fun here.

I honestly could care less. hahahhaa I would be interested if it was Jackie O, or Laura Bush. Both made being a woman a nice thing. And Jackie especially had impeccible taste.

They say it's important because what Mrs O wears is likely to end up one day in the Smithsonian.

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

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Town Looks to Record When You Drink Alcohol

Town looks to record when you drink alcohol

Wants surveillance systems to help crack down on brawling


An official in North Dakota is hoping to force bar owners into installing surveillance cameras that monitor drinkers and record evidence police can use to crack down on bar fights.

Oliver County State's Attorney Mike Liffrig asked the city of Center, N.D., to require the cameras after a bar brawl earlier this month left a man with severe facial injuries. Liffrig told the Associated Press that the surveillance footage would help prove wrongdoing in the rural town where bar fights are so common it makes Center seem like the Wild West.

Bar owners and local patrons, however, don't like the idea of police keeping a recorded eye on what is done and said after a few beers.

Perry Wolf, owner of Lonewolf Saloon told the AP, "I don't have a problem with the video camera, but I won't put audio in here. That's baloney."

Wolf explained, "There are a lot of people who come to bars to talk about other people. I like to drink my beer, too, and my mouth might get a little loose."

Dean Windhorst claims to have been beaten up twice in Center bar brawls, sporting a pair of black eyes and a busted lip for weeks after the last fight. Still, Windhorst opposes the cameras.

"It's an invasion of privacy," he said.

Center is a town of 700 about 40 miles northwest of Bismarck in a county ranked by the North Dakota Job Service as having the highest average annual wage among the state's 53 counties since 1993.

Center's City Attorney John Mahoney told the AP that Center is a quiet, friendly town and the city is determined to keep it that way.

"This is a good place to raise a family and we're trying to draw people here," Mahoney said. "This fighting gives us a black eye and we don't need it – the city is very serious about getting a handle on this."

Without the cameras, however, Mahoney feels there's little authorities can do about the bar brawls that often break out, he says, between union and nonunion workers building power plants and wind farm projects in the county.

"One of the problems is that fights don't get reported," said Mahoney, "or they don't get reported until several days later, and by then the evidence is stale and the trail is cool."

Local bar owners, however, say they'd rather handle the problem themselves than subject their law-abiding customers to police surveillance.

"A lot of this has been cleaned up pretty good already," Wolf told the AP. "I've owned this bar six years and I've only had to call 911 three or four times."

Susan Cahoon, owner of Cahoon's Bar & Grill, agreed that her customers wouldn't like the idea of police watching their every drink. She said her business has a security camera to guard against burglary, but the problem of bar fights can be handled by banishing the rowdies from the bar.

Wolf explained, "There are a couple of local construction workers who are laid off and like to pick fights. They're a couple of troublemakers who get drunk and get stupid. They were the source of a lot of the problems. Now they have to move on somewhere else."

Rather than using surveillance cameras, police entered bars directly and subjected patrons to sobriety tests.

"[Officers] were talking to one of the guests, then physically pulled him off the barstool," Richie Prisco, general manager at Champps bar in Fairfax County told the Reston Times. "They were really aggressive and nasty."

According to the report, police hauled customers outside of establishments to conduct sobriety tests, then arrested them for public drunkenness should they fail.

In response to complaints the raids were overly aggressive, police spokeswoman Grinnan said, "I've had bar owners come up to me [and] ask what is going on, but I've also had some approach me aggressively, telling me I couldn't be there and I was violating their constitutional rights."
Grinnan told the Times, "I've been an officer for over 17 years, and we've been doing it on and off over my entire career. As much as officers hate to spoil a good time, they hate even more to go out at 2 a.m. and work a death of anybody that is alcohol-related."

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

I would think all they need are a few bouncers to keep the fights down, that would be what I would do if I owned a bar. There is no need to make people feel big brother is watching them, this is not about tracking down terrorists.

The other part of the article about the police giving sobriety tests. I am totally against drunk driving , and I like one dea I heard on othe news a few weeks ago. This one bar they told about offers to pay the cab fare for the patron to get home.


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

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

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A Special Difference for Disabled Veterans

Kevin Quigley, right, a retired Ford employee, helps Alvin Hoffman, a disabled World War II veteran, at a local grocery store. The DAV’s Local Veterans Assistance Program is designed to encourage and reward creative volunteerism to improve the lives of veterans and advance the DAV’s mission.

A Special Difference for Disabled Veterans

DAV Magazine

By D. Clare

Kevin Quigley was driving toward an expressway onramp near his Wayne County, Mich., home when he first laid eyes on Alvin Hoffman. The World War II veteran seemed out of place as he trudged along with his groceries.

“I circled back around and found him on a rock. I thought he was lost. There weren’t a lot of homes. It was a mile and a half from the grocery store and he was walking,” recalled Quigley.

What began as a simple act of kindness, with Quigley giving the elderly man a ride home, soon turned into a pleasant routine. For the past 14 years, Quigley has helped Hoffman get his groceries and done odd jobs around his home.

Quigley is one of three people in the elderly man’s life who make independent living possible. Along with Hoffman’s neighbors all of the retired automotive industry employee’s basic needs are met.

Over the years, Quigley learned about the Army veteran’s combat service — service which contributed to his extreme loss of hearing.

“He’s my friend, and he’s an amazing connection to the past. There just aren’t that many World War II veterans left. I appreciate his service and enjoy the time I get to spend with him,” said Quigley, who is a retired Ford metal model maker.

With veterans of Hoffman’s generation aging and a new generation of veterans returning from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the needs of disabled veterans are on the rise.

“Our traditional voluntary service programs make an incredible difference for hundreds of thousands of veterans every year. But the unique, random acts of kindness that brighten lives deserve recognition as well,” said National Director of Voluntary Services Edward E. Hartman.

The new Local Veterans Assistance Program, or LVAP, was established to encourage DAV members, youths and patriotic citizens to use their time, talents and good will to help veterans. It recognizes the quiet heroes who reach out in creative ways to make a difference.

“Just about any service someone provides to enhance the lives of veterans is considered worthy of consideration,” Hartman said. “From a DAV member participating in service work or fundraising activities, to a friendly neighbor who cleans an elderly veteran’s gutters or gives a young veteran a lift to the base when his buddies are returning from deployment.”

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

I love to hear about stories like this. We owe our Veterans so much. We have lived in a better world because of the sacrifices our Veterans have made.

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

Army Combat Engineers

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Ratchet the Iraq Dog Welcome Soldier Home Who Rescued Him

Army Spec. Gwen Beberg gets a kiss from her dog Ratchet after returning to the States from duty in Iraq and being reunited with her parents Pat and Ted Beberg and Ratchet. Beberg fought the military to get the dog out of Iraq and online petitions set up to encourage Ratchet's release garnered over 77,000 signitures.

Ratchet the Iraq dog on hand to welcome soldier who rescued him

Star Tribune Minn.

Ratchet's rescuer, Army Specialist Gwen Beberg, arrived home on Saturday, and their happy reunion made it clear that the bond that helped each survive Iraq was mutual. "I decided this was an animal I couldn't part from."

Let the record show that Pat Beberg got her daughter's first homecoming hug. But when Ratchet, the dog that Army Specialist Gwen Beberg rescued last fall in Iraq, moved in for a slurpy kiss, everyone in Fridley's VFW hall sighed with a collective, "Awwwwww."

"Hey, baby. Oh, you got so big -- Oh, you got so big," said the soldier to the pup. "Yeah, who's home? Who's home, huh?"

The two were reunited Saturday as Beberg returned to Spring Lake Park, completing a tour of duty that unexpectedly led to a cause célèbre. Rachet arrived in October, after Beberg's efforts, coupled with almost 70,000 people signing online petitions and a little congressional nudging, prompted military officials to loosen the prohibition on U.S. troops adopting pets in Iraq.

Friends, family and supporters gathered at VFW Post 363 to witness the reunion, as well as to pay tribute to Beberg for her service. "I wish every soldier in the world, past, present and future, came home to a welcome like this," she said to about 60 people.

Then she made a pitch for supporting Operation Baghdad Pups, a branch of SPCA International that rescues dogs and cats adopted by U.S. military personnel. More than 50 pets have been relocated to the United States.

Beberg adopted Ratchet as a month-old pup after fellow soldiers rescued him from a pile of burning trash. The pet's unconditional love proved a comfort to Beberg during a difficult stretch.

Her parents, Pat and Ted Beberg, have been caring for Rachet, a feisty substitute for the daughter they hadn't seen in person since September 2007. Beberg already is registered for fall classes at Northwestern Health Sciences University to study massage therapy. She also wants to train Ratchet to be a therapy dog.

So far, the transition from the scorching desert to subzero Minnesota has gone well.

Beberg bent low and nuzzled her dog, who acted as if he'd left her only that morning. "He loves Minnesota. He thinks it's one gigantic field of treats."

Wild Thing's comment......

Wonderful story and what this dog has meant to this soldier is a bond that is very special.

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January 18, 2009

Obamaites at Baltimore's War Memorial Plaza

Defacing the flag in honor of the inauguration of Barack Obama!!!!

US Flag Code: “The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.”

Spectators cheer for President-elect Barack Obama during his appearance at Baltimore's War Memorial Plaza.

Caprina Hooper (near) and her mother Ruth Hooper of Baltimore wave flags at War Memorial Plaza before President-elect Barack Obama's arrival.

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

Well so much for respecting our American Flag.

And the double whammy insult it is with people at a War Memoria. Nice huh...NOT.

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

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Obama Bashes Declaration of Independence at Start of His Train Tour


Barack Hussein Obama starts his train trip in Philly with a speech In Philadelphia.


Partial text:

"We are here to mark the beginning of our journey to Washington. This is fitting because it was here, in this city, that our American journey began. It was here that a group of farmers and lawyers, merchants and soldiers, gathered to declare their independence and lay claim to a destiny that they were being denied.
It was a risky thing, meeting as they did in that summer of 1776. There was no guarantee that their fragile experiment would find success. More than once in those early years did the odds seem insurmountable. More than once did the fishermen, laborers and craftsmen who called themselves an army face the prospect of defeat.
And yet, they were willing to put all they were and all they had on the line — their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor — for a set of ideals that continue to light the world. That we are equal. That our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness come not from our laws, but from our maker. And that a government of, by and for the people can endure. It was these ideals that led us to declare independence and craft our constitution, producing documents that were imperfect but had within them, like our nation itself, the capacity to be made more perfect.
We are here today not simply to pay tribute to our first patriots but to take up the work that they began. The trials we face are very different now, but severe in their own right. Only a handful of times in our history has a generation been confronted with challenges so vast. An economy that is faltering. Two wars, one that needs to be ended responsibly, one that needs to be waged wisely. A planet that is warming from our unsustainable dependence on oil.
And yet while our problems may be new, what is required to overcome them is not. What is required is the same perseverance and idealism that our founders displayed. What is required is a new declaration of independence, not just in our nation, but in our own lives — from ideology and small thinking, prejudice and bigotry — an appeal not to our easy instincts but to our better angels."

But Obama’s “new Declaration of Independence” does not need God and does not want Him. Let us simply call it what it is: the Declaration of Independence from God, or - better yet - the “God Damn America Declaration of Independence.”

"We can also realize that the Declaration of Independence that Obama now wants to replace also implies another reality: the reality that a government that replaces God is a tyrannous institution.
You can understand why Obama - who fundamentally believes that ONLY government can save us, and who passionately believes that a gigantic government bureaucracy that intrudes into absolutely every aspect of our lives - would want to see that “old” Declaration of Independence as well as the “old” America itself go the way of the dinosaur."


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

Dear God please know half of our country did not vote for this person. We love America and are sickened by what is happening.

Obama wants to abandon everything that our Nation was founded upon. He has a lot of nerve to say what he calling the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence “documents that were imperfect but had within them, like our nation itself, the capacity to be made more perfect.”...... but he keeps telling us this over and over how he loaths and disrespects our Constitution and all our documents that we have.

This is yet another speech he made, not yesterday but back in March 18th of 2008 and yes once again in Philadelphia, PA at Constitution Center.

It is called 'A More Perfect Union'

Check this one out as well , the very opener of the video he is trashing our Constitution. He says it is stained!!!!

"PHILADELPHIA - "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union."

"Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America's improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787.
The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained by this nation's original sin of slavery, a question that divided the colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate until the founders chose to allow the slave trade to continue for at least twenty more years, and to leave any final resolution to future generations. "


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

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

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

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Geithner for Treasury?? Big Mistake!

Geithner Questioned on Tax Returns

Timothy F. Geithner, President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for Treasury secretary, failed to pay more than $34,000 in federal taxes over several years early this decade, and also faces questions about the employment papers of a former household employee, suddenly complicating what had seemed to be an easy confirmation process in the Senate.
In Mr. Geithner’s case, he has paid a total of $43,200 in back taxes and interest for underpayments from 2001 to 2004, according to the Obama transition office. The Finance Committee disclosed that he paid a slightly higher total of $48,268, which includes payments on unrelated tax liabilities the committee uncovered.
The issue involving a former housekeeper of the Geithner family is separate. The woman was in the country legally and was authorized to work when Mr. Geithner and his wife hired her in 2004, but her employment authorization expired three months before she quit working for them. The issue was discovered by the Senate Finance Committee, not by the Obama team, and it came as news to Mr. Geithner, according to a Democrat who was briefed on the situation.

And this...... it is Rush Limbaugh's take on this and it is excellent:

RUSH: Now we have learned, ladies and gentlemen, well, we've learned a lot about Tim Geithner. He's not gonna get away with ignorance. The International Monetary Fund informed Geithner on his taxes, they informed every employee four times a year when the quarterly estimates are due, what their taxes are. They are paid the gross. Oh, you know what else I learned about this? All IMF employees are paid the gross, and then every quarter they have to file estimated taxes based on their earnings for that quarter or a percentage of their previous year's earnings divided by four, whichever is the most advantageous for you.

And they get statements every quarter, four times a year, explaining what their approximate tax is based on how much they've been paid. He knew all of this. He just chose not to pay it. He just chose not to pay it, but you know what else they did at the IMF? According to Byron York at National Review Online, the IMF grossed up all of their employees that are paid the gross. I'll put it in terms you can understand.

Let's say that your boss wanted to give you a $25,000 net bonus. Your boss would gross up whatever it cost so that your net would be $25,000 after all the taxes, fees, and everything else were deducted. So it might cost your boss $32,000 or $33,000 to get you a note bonus of 25.

The IMF grossed up the amount of taxes employees would owe so that their actual pay was a net, not a gross. And he still claimed ignorance. They sent out memos all the time from the IMF to their employees, they had a manual explaining all of this.

He's the only one that understands the recovery, he's the only one that can fix our recovery, he's too big to fail, it's an innocent mistake, it's a mistake a lot of people make. I would love for Obama to give me the same kind of tax holiday that Geithner got. I wish the whole country could get that same kind of tax holiday that he got.

This guy intentionally evaded his taxes, it was not an honest mistake, the party of taxes has to start taking responsibility for it. Whether Lindsey Graham likes it or not, we put up with Charlie Rangel as a crook now running the Ways and Means Committee. He should be thrown out of office. There's no reason to promote a guy who purposely didn't pay his taxes.

Look, this resonates with the public, folks. A guy who was told how to pay his taxes; who knew he had not paid his taxes; who still didn't pay his taxes; then in order to become Treasury secretary, paid them way late. This isn't an honest mistake. It's a guy who was evading responsibility. I resent it. Given the amount of money I pay in taxes, given the amount of money you pay in taxes, you ought to resent this, too.

And this from Smart Money

In an age of bailouts, Geithner is the original Bailout Czar. It was Geithner, after all, who was the instrumental figure in arranging JP Morgan’s (JPM: 22.82, -1.52, -6.24%) takeover of Bear Stearns, a deal in which $29 billion of taxpayer money was pledged as a backstop against illiquid and toxic assets.

It wasn’t Hank Paulson, but rather Tim Geithner who put together the plan to have the government rescue AIG, to the tune of $85 billion and growing.

It has been widely noted Geithner was in favor of stepping in with taxpayer dollars to save Lehman Brothers. I guess it’s pretty easy to spend taxpayer dollars when you aren’t even paying your own taxes.

If you are unfamiliar with Geithner, simply go the Federal Reserve’s web site to see a line-item balance sheet of his work: billions of tax dollars for AIG, Bear Stearns (look for “Maiden Lane LLC”; it’s the corporation created for Bear Stearns’s liquidation), commercial money markets and loans to primary dealers.

He has, according to The Wall Street Journal, been looking for “as much firepower as possible” as Treasury secretary. Take note: That “firepower” is your tax dollars.

Wealth is not created because of a bailout, backstop or government stimulus plan. Geithner’s history suggests he believes government intervention is key to growing the economy.

It hasn’t worked since Bear Stearns. Eight trillion dollars later…why would it work now?


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

Let's call it what it is ......decadence 101 runs wild in the Democrat party. We all know their many crimes and how they have broken the laws, Ted Kennedy ( MURDER), Congressman Charlie Rangel (writes tax code then disobeys it) , Barney Frank, Bll and Hillary Clinton ( too many crimes to list here), David Dinkins became Mayor of NY after it was disclosed that he hadn’t paid income tax for about a decade. The list goes on and on.haha Pelsoi, Reid oh yes non but the dishonest running wild in the halls of Congress and the streets of D.C.

So HO-bama's picks fit right in. OH an Eric Holder and all his things, his love for terrorists so much he made sure there was pardon for them during the Clinton regime.

And of course the head leader in chief, Barack Hussin Obama, and his ever loving friend William Ayers.

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

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
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Obama Sets Up National Network: "Organizing for America"

Obama sets up national network to help policy agenda

Los Angeles Times

The network, Organizing for America, will be a tool to press for policy. It reportedly will have an annual budget of $75 million, making it an unprecedented standing political army for a president.

Telling millions of campaign supporters that "what you built can't stop now," President-elect Barack Obama today took his first public steps toward transforming his massive grass-roots political machinery into an unprecedented national network to help pass his policy agenda.

Obama is calling the new network Organizing for America, and while he described it as a tool to press for policies such as fixing the healthcare system, ending the Iraq war and finding new energy sources, he also said the effort would be housed in a distinctly partisan place: the Democratic National Committee.

That means the organization, as it grows, will be well positioned to form the structure of his reelection campaign in four years while also bolstering campaigns of Obama-friendly Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections and putting pressure on those in his party who do not agree with him.

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

Great, now we have the Community-Organizer-in-Chief!

This is Organizing to make sure of a permanent Dem control of America. Obama is a Chicago hack politician. He may be in charge but he is not omnipotent.

From Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing:

"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution."

Saul Alinsky, The Latter Rain

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After Cease-Fire ~ Rockets Hit Israel!


Sun Jan 18, 2:54 AM EST ( USA time)

Israel declared a unilateral cease-fire in the Gaza Strip meant to end three devastating weeks of war against Hamas militants, but just hours later militants fired a volley of rockets into southern Israel, officials said, threatening to reignite the violence.

No one was injured in the assault in which five rockets were fired and four landed. But shortly afterward, security sources in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun reported an airstrike that wounded a woman and her child. The Israeli military had no comment.

In another incident after the truce took hold, militants fired small arms at an infantry patrol, which directed artillery and aircraft to strike back, the military said.

"Israel will only act in response to attacks by Hamas, either rockets into Israel or firing upon our forces," government spokesman Mark Regev said. "If Hamas does deliberately torpedo this cease-fire, they are exposing themselves before the entire international community as a group of cynical extremists that have absolutely no interest in the well-being of the people of Gaza."

Regev would not say what level of violence would provoke Israel to call off the truce.

The cease-fire went into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday local time after three weeks of fighting that killed some 1,200 Palestinians, about half of them civilians, according to Palestinian and U.N. officials. At least 13 Israelis also died, according to the government.

Israel stopped its offensive before reaching a long-term solution to the problem of arms smuggling into Gaza, one of the war's declared aims. And Israel's insistence on keeping soldiers in Gaza raised the prospect of a stalemate with the territory's Hamas rulers, who have said they would not respect any truce until Israel pulls out.

The military warned in a statement early Sunday that Israeli forces would retaliate for attacks against soldiers or civilians and that "any such attack will be met with a harsh response."

The cease-fire went into effect just days ahead of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration Tuesday. Outgoing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the Bush administration welcomed Israel's decision and a summit set for later Sunday in Egypt is meant to give international backing to the truce.

In announcing the truce late Saturday, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel would withhold fire after achieving its goals and more.

"Hamas was hit hard, in its military arms and in its government institutions. Its leaders are in hiding and many of its men have been killed," Olmert said.

If Hamas holds its fire, the military "will weigh pulling out of Gaza at a time that befits us," Olmert said. If not, Israel "will continue to act to defend our residents."

Israel apparently reasons that the two-phase truce would give it ammunition against its international critics:

Should Hamas continue to attack, then Israel would be able to resume its offensive after having tried to end it. It was not immediately clear how many rockets would have to fall to provoke an Israeli military response.

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

I wish Israel would stop caring what the rest of the world thinks. They have to fight for their survival and with Obama in power soon there is no promise he will stand with Israel. This is so sickening what we are facing with the creep Obama and I do soooo wish, hope and pray we side with Israel always.

This is from Muqata blog a great site for information on what is happening.

"So this is a unilateral ceasefire. Gunfire from Gaza at IDF positions, IDF tnak responds with a shell and automatic gunfire (Channel 10, minutes ago). Our IDF troops are now sitting ducks in Gaza, and can only respond to attacks."

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

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

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

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January 17, 2009

Michelle Obama We Need To Talk!

Michelle Obama: A salute to military families

By Michelle Obama

Navy Times

On Tuesday, as people from all walks of life come together in common purpose to begin the work of renewing America’s promise, my daughters and I will stand beside my husband as he takes the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States.

People have asked me how I’ll feel at that moment. As a wife, I’ll be thinking about how proud I am of my husband and how I believe so deeply that he will be an extraordinary president. As a mother, I’ll be bursting with pride at the thought of my girls now being able to envision endless choices for themselves and the joy it will be to watch them grow up in the White House. And as a daughter, I’ll be profoundly grateful to my parents, knowing that I am here only because of their lifetime of faith and hard work.

They’re my proof that the American promise endures. It’s that promise we all share — that our children might grow up with unlimited possibility, that our families might know the dreams of opportunity and prosperity, that people in every nation might look at the proud banner of this country and know the boundless meaning of hope.

As I take on my newest role — first lady — I’ll be thinking about what that promise means to all those whom I’ve had the humbling privilege to meet these past two years on the campaign trail: Americans across the country who opened their doors and hearts to share their stories with me — stories I carry to this day.

I particularly cherished my visits with military families all across the country. I met so many strong and inspiring military spouses eager to share their stories, their dreams for the future and the unique challenges they face because of their families’ selfless service to our country.

And if there’s one thing I learned, it’s that when our servicemen and women go to war, their families go with them. I saw how they take care of each other, heard how they fill in whenever the system fails and discovered that the trials they faced always were matched by the hope they shared that better days are still ahead.

The simple 35-word oath my husband will take and the peaceful transfer of power it completes makes it easy to forget that the great fortune of our citizenship isn’t free at all. It’s a responsibility inherited only because generations of Americans have fought and bled and died for it.

So as I watch Barack take that oath, I’ll be thinking especially about those members of our American family who stand guard across the world and the loved ones who await their safe return. Because even as we mark this moment in American history, there still will be empty seats at the dinner table; there still will be spouses struggling to juggle roles and responsibilities; there still will be children who mark the passing of a birthday without Mommy and toddlers who know their father only by a grainy video stream from a far-flung corner of the globe.

My husband and I are deeply grateful for the sacrifices that these families make to protect all American families. And we join them — today and every day — in praying for their loved ones and their safety. They don’t ask a lot in return, just a Washington that understands the challenges they face as part of their extraordinary commitment to our country.

My husband understands that commitment, and he will ensure America lives up to its end. As military families join us on Tuesday, in person and in spirit, I want each and every one of them to know that for as long as I have the tremendous honor of being your first lady, your voices will be heard, you will have an advocate in the White House, and the American promise you preserve always will extend to you, too.

All of us can learn a fundamental lesson from our military families: You don’t need to wear a uniform to serve your country. We all have something to contribute to the life of this nation.

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. And to honor the legacy of a man who believed that everybody could be great because anybody can serve, my family and I will spend the day performing activities in service to others. And we’ll ask all Americans to join us in making an ongoing commitment to serve their community and their country, because in this new season of hope, that’s the only way we’ll begin renewing America’s promise for all who reach for it and all who defend it — as one nation and one people.

On Tuesday night, my husband and I will tuck in our daughters like we always do. Their bedrooms will be different, their home unfamiliar. But they will drift off to sleep protected by that same sacrifice that has kept all of our families safe and safeguarded our freedom for generations — the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform and their families.

For that, we could not be more grateful — or more proud.


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

"On Tuesday, as people from all walks of life come together in common purpose to begin the work of renewing America’s promise"

Michelle, America never stopped keeping it's promise to me, nor to you. You just would not appreciate what America was about and what has made it the greatest country in the entire world.

"As a mother, I’ll be bursting with pride at the thought of my girls now being able to envision endless choices for themselves and the joy it will be to watch them grow up in the White House. And as a daughter, I’ll be profoundly grateful to my parents, knowing that I am here only because of their lifetime of faith and hard work."

Excuse me babe, but your daughters had the chance for those choices from the day they were born. It did not just happen because ole don't talk about my ears got elected.

You say ...."I’ll be profoundly grateful to my parents, knowing that I am here only because of their lifetime of faith and hard work."

Excuse me Michelle, if it were not for Republicans fighting to free your people long ago you would be cleaning bathrooms in the White House and not moving in to be First Lady. I am so sick of the blacks on the left not getting this, not realizing it and not acknowledging this information when it is presented to them step by step.

"They’re my proof that the American promise endures. It’s that promise we all share — that our children might grow up with unlimited possibility, that our families might know the dreams of opportunity and prosperity, that people in every nation might look at the proud banner of this country and know the boundless meaning of hope."

America was the symbol of FREEDOM and HOPE and the American dream but your husband and all he has said in his life teach us one thing. Socialism is HIS hope his dream and it is wrapped in communism and Marxism in a tight bow. There is NO Freedom in his dream since he wants to squash it.

"The simple 35-word oath my husband will take and the peaceful transfer of power it completes makes it easy to forget that the great fortune of our citizenship isn’t free at all. It’s a responsibility inherited only because generations of Americans have fought and bled and died for it."

Michelle, that "simple oath" you refer to has the weight of meaning in it beyond what your husband understands. His speaking out against our Constitution will make his taking this oath have no meaning at all. He has dishonored that very oath even before taking it by not be qualified to be President.

"makes it easy to forget that the great fortune of our citizenship isn’t free at all"

Speak for yourself ! You are the only one in any political campaign that has ever said "this is the first time " you are proud of America or proud to be an American. We Americans do not forget, so don't get on your high horse and tell us how easy it is to forget. YOU have NOT earned that right!!!!

"My husband understands that commitment"....your husband doesn't have a clue about the commitment of our troops and their loved one. More BS and more lies!

"Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. And to honor the legacy of a man who believed that everybody could be great because anybody can serve, my family and I will spend the day performing activities in service to others. "

Now look Michelle, OMG the ego you have is shocking. Do you realize by comparing community organizing, volunteering in ones community to those serving ones country in the military is a night and day difference. When was a soup kitchen volunteer sleeping in a hole dug out in the ground, with rain pouring down on them and bugs creeping in and out of their uniform, skin itching because a bath was a luxury. When was a hospice volunteer walking the perimeter at great risk for their life of being killed with an IED or getting shot by the enemy.
It is wonderful that people volunteer Michelle, but to compare the two is an insult to our troops, and an insult to what our Veterans.

One more thing, you may not know this but there are thousands of people in our country that volunteer from their hearts and never expect to be thanked or praised and most certainly they would never offer how they are going to a-hem " perform activities in service to others". Why the word perform and why not just be more specific in what you plan to do. HUH? Come on name one thing, I have time to wait for you to come up with something.

Sorry Michelle, you entire essay is a kiss up to our military and their families, and not sincere. OH you have thrown in the lingo sporadically but the things in between are the real Michelle and because of that it takes back any of the good you have tried to say.

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"Friends of Israel Have a Lot of Repair Work to Do..."

Friends of Israel have a lot of repair work to do — in America

by Caroline B. Glick

Jewish World Review....for complete article

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's diplomatic spat with outgoing US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been a bonanza for strategic minded gossips. Olmert says that Rice was "embarrassed" because she planned to vote in favor of UN Security Council Resolution 1860 which calls for an immediate ceasefire between IDF forces and Hamas terrorists. But, Olmert brags, he wrecked her plan by getting outgoing President George W. Bush to force her to abstain.

As far as the commentators are concerned, Olmert's puerile attack on the American Secretary of State in the midst of a war shows that the he is still the same prideful, vain, motor-mouth that Israelis have come to know and despise over the past several years. Then too, by responding with borderline hysteria to Olmert's statement, Rice has demonstrated, once again that she remains a thin-skinned whiner.

Their fight tells us two crucial things. First, it tells us that when President-elect Barack Obama enters office next week, Israel's relations with the US will be at a low point.

The US's abstention from the vote on Resolution 1860 is a stunning statement of US hostility towards Israel. As former UN Ambassador Dore Gold wrote in the Jerusalem Post on Sunday, Resolution 1860 is drafted in a manner that presumes moral equivalence between Israel and Hamas. Both Israel and Hamas — an illegal terrorist organization — must stop fighting it says. The resolution also draws a false moral equivalence between Hamas's illegal rocket campaign against Israeli civilians and Israel's assertion of its right to close its borders to enemy traffic.

~ snipet ~

For instance, this week the New York Times reminded us that the US has refused to sell Israel refueling planes and bunker-buster bombs necessary to attack Iran's nuclear sites. The US has also consistently refused Israeli requests to overfly Iraqi airspace. The Times' story reports that the administration answered Israeli requests to this effect with a hearty, "Hell no!"

And it isn't just that the Bush administration has in recent years preferred to indulge the Iraqi leadership's kneejerk anti-Semitism over supporting Israel's need to preempt threats of national annihilation. The Bush administration has also belittled those threats and so allowed them to grow. Rice pushed the US on the road towards accepting Iran as a nuclear power when she opted to join the EU-3 in their feckless negotiations with the mullahs in May 2007. Her decision was followed by the deeply mendacious National Intelligence Estimate released in November 2007 which claimed wrongly that Iran ended its nuclear weapons program in 2003.

The US's coddling of Iran at Israel's expense has also included its preference for the Hizbullah-dominated Lebanese government and military over Israel's national security. In the 2006 war between Hizbullah and Israel, the US forbade Israel from attacking Lebanese government targets and so left Israel with few good options for fighting Hizbullah to victory. The reason the US acted in this manner is because Rice wished to prolong the fiction that the pro-Western March 14 movement was in charge of the Lebanese government when in fact, they subservient to Hizbullah.

When Israel became bogged down, the US forced Jerusalem to accept a ceasefire that left Hizbullah in charge of southern Lebanon and allowed it to rebuild its arsenals and present its campaign against the Jews as a strategic victory for the forces of jihad. After Hizbullah staged a putsch against the pro-Western forces in the Lebanese government last May, rather than acknowledge that Hizbullah is now in full control over the government and the military, the US has showered Lebanon with money and guns.

As for the Palestinians, over the past three years, the US has been expansive, indeed obsessive in its support for Fatah - and through it for Hamas - at Israel's expense. Rather than recognize that the Palestinian voters' decision to elect Hamas to lead them in January 2006 constituted a rejection of the notion of a two-state solution on the part of Palestinian society, the Bush administration judged the move as an act of civil disobedience reminiscent, in Rice's view, of the US civil rights movement.

Far from cutting the Palestinians off, the US massively increased its assistance to the Palestinian Authority. For the first time US taxpayers began financing the PA's budget and so, indirectly paying the salaries of both Fatah and Hamas terrorists. Moreover, the US began a massive effort to train Fatah commandos in Jordan. With Fatah terrorists in Gaza shooting missiles at Israel alongside their Hamas terror buddies today, it is unclear what good can come of these US-trained Palestinian special forces.

In the face of all of this clear US hostility towards Israel, marked as well by the continued criminal prosecution of former AIPAC lobbyists Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, and former Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin for their "crime" of discussing their concern about Iran's nuclear weapons program, Israel has played the role of Chicken Little.

Israel has offered no significant protest against the US's moves. It has treated Rice and her colleagues at the CIA as friends and trusted allies. And Livni and Olmert have repeatedly boasted that Israel's relations with the US have never been better, when in fact they have arguably never been worse.

It is because of the government's refusal to contend with difficult truths that Israel was caught by surprise at the Security Council last week. And due to the government's refusal to acknowledge the true state of Israel's relations with Washington, the government has given little consideration to either how to improve them, or how to work around Washington's hostility.

This situation is liable to only get worse next week with the inauguration of President-elect Obama. Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton pledged in her Senate confirmation hearings that the new administration will immediately seek to engage Iran diplomatically. She also stated that the US intends to actively pursue better relations with Iran's Arab satellite-state, Syria. Moreover, she pledged that the Obama administration will make an immediate push to establish a Palestinian state.

Clinton's testimony makes clear that Obama's major initiatives will all involve forcing Israel to pay a price. According to a source in close contact with Obama's transition team, the first price that Israel will be pressured to pay will be the Golan Heights.

Obama has pledged that soon after taking office he will make a major speech in an Islamic capital to strengthen US ties to the Muslim world. And the source asserts that Obama intends to make that speech in Damascus. Moreover, he intends to exert pressure on Israel to surrender the Golan Heights to Syria as "payback" for any Syrian indication that it will weaken its ties to Iran.

Throughout his tenure in office, Bush has been outspoken in his warm statements about Israel. Both his advisers and the many people who have come to know him over the past eight years are unanimous in their belief that Bush truly cares about Israel and views Israel as an important US ally. He recognizes that Israel and the US share the same enemies and that our enemies seek to destroy us because we represent the same thing: freedom.
But as many of his friends and advisors have ruefully noted over the years, Bush never learned how to translate his personal views into policy. As former Pentagon official Richard Perle wrote in an article this week in The National Interest, Bush was undercut on the most crucial foreign policy issues he faced by the State Department and the CIA, which either ignored his policies or openly sought to discredit them.

To read the entire article please CLICK HERE.

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

Good article and several interesting things I had not known about . So many things will be different after Obama is sworn in.

Those that are reading this from Israel. please know, we did not vote for Obama and we want to be friiends with Israel and do what we can to help.

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

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

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Hail King Obama: President for life ????

Hail King Obama: President for life

Move underway to repeal Constitution's term limits


As Inauguration Day approaches and Barack Obama prepares to assume his first term as president, some in Congress are hoping to make it possible for the Democrat to not only seek a second term in office, but a third and fourth as well.

The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary is considering a bill that would repeal the Constitution's 22nd Amendment prohibiting a president from being elected to more than two terms in office.

Rep. Jose Serrano, D -N.Y., earlier this month introduced the bill, H. J. Res. 5, which, according to the bill's language, proposes "an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President."

In the past, some presidents have been critical of the 22nd Amendment, including Eisenhower, Clinton and Reagan.

In 1807 Thomas Jefferson, however, warned that presidents not bound by term limits could use their popularity and power to become kings.
"If some termination to the services of the chief magistrate be not fixed by the Constitution or supplied in practice," Jefferson wrote to the Legislature of Vermont, "his office, nominally for years, will in fact become for life; and history shows how easily that degenerates into an inheritance."

Presidential term limits, however, were not "fixed by the Constitution" until ratification of the 22nd Amendment. Congress passed the Amendment on March 21, 1947, shortly after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the first and only president to be elected to more than two terms – in Roosevelt's case, four. The Amendment was ratified by the required number of states on Feb. 26, 1951.

The 22nd Amendment states, "No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once."

The Amendment limits presidents to a maximum of eight years in office – or, under unusual circumstances, such as succession following the death of a president, a maximum of ten years in office. Should Rep. Serrano succeed in repealing the Amendment, Obama would be cleared to run for an unlimited number of terms, restricted only by the vote of the electorate.

In order to achieve repeal of the 22nd Amendment, Serrano's proposal must be approved by a two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress and ratified by three-quarters of the states' legislatures.

H. J. Res. 5 is not the first attempt by Serrano to repeal the 22nd Amendment. In 2003, during the Clinton administration, Serrano introduced H. J. Res. 11 to the 108th Congress to accomplish the same purpose. A similar resolution, H.J. Res. 25, was also proposed the same year and received co-sponsorship from a bipartisan group of six other representatives. In 1987, during Reagan's term of office, Earl Michener, R-Mich., also proposed a repeal of the 22nd Amendment.

At the current time, H.J. Res. 5 has not tallied any cosponsors and has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Prior to Franklin Roosevelt, presidents honored the precedent established by George Washington, who – though widely popular – refused to run for a third term of office.

Thomas Jefferson, who became the second vice president of the U.S. after Washington declined to run for a third term and who then later became the third president, not only affirmed following the Washington's example, but also foresaw the eventual passage of the 22nd Amendment.
"General Washington set the example of voluntary retirement after eight years," Jefferson wrote in an 1805 letter to John Taylor. "I shall follow it, and a few more precedents will oppose the obstacle of habit to anyone after a while who shall endeavor to extend his term. Perhaps it may beget a disposition to establish it by an amendment of the Constitution."

In the same letter to the Legislature of Vermont where he warned of a presidential monarchy, Jefferson further explained why he refused to run for a third term.

"Believing that a representative government, responsible at short periods of election, is that which produces the greatest sum of happiness to mankind," Jefferson wrote, "I feel it a duty to do no act which shall essentially impair that principle; and I should unwillingly be the person who, disregarding the sound precedent set by an illustrious predecessor, should furnish the first example of prolongation beyond the second term of office."

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

The fraudulent illegal alien isn't eligible for one term.

I am a huge Reagan fan but even so I am glad it did not pass for his Presidency. We have to always remember there are times when the Democrats will win elections and then we would be stuck with for example like we are getting on the 20th of this month.

This is a bad idea and it darn well better not happen. HO-bama would be hard to kick out, a person would have to get passed all the fainters, chanters, his Black Panther body guards etc.

And then there would be Michelle Obama. I have to tell you. I would not be physically as afraid of Barack Obama as I would Michelle. She has a mean look in her eyes that creeps right across her face from the depths of her ugly America hating soul. She looks like she would not hesitate to throw a right upper cut or a hard punch from the left.
Look out Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko ( Ukrainian boxers) hahaaha

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Murder Spree By People Who Refuse To Ask For Directions

Murder Spree By People Who Refuse To Ask For Directions

by Ann Coulter

In a front-page article on Jan. 2 of this year, The New York Times took a brief respite from its ongoing canonization of Barack Obama and returned to its series on violent crimes committed by returning GIs, or as I call it: "U.S. Military, Psycho Killers."

The Treason Times' banner series about Iraq and Afghanistan veterans accused of murder began in January last year but was quickly discontinued as readers noticed that the Times doggedly refused to provide any statistics comparing veteran murders with murders in any other group.

So they waited a year, hoping readers wouldn't notice they were still including no relevant comparisons.

What, for example, is the percentage of murderers among veterans compared to the percentage of murderers in the population at large -- or, more germane, in the general population of young males, inasmuch as violent crime is committed almost exclusively by young men?

Any group composed primarily of young men will contain a seemingly mammoth number of murderers.

Consider the harmless fantasy game, Dungeons and Dragons -- which happens to be played almost exclusively by young males. When murders were committed in the '80s by (1) young men, who were (2) Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts, some people concluded that factor (2), rather than factor (1), led to murderous tendencies.

Similarly, for its series about how America's bravest and finest young men are really a gang of psychopathic cutthroats, the Times triumphantly produced 121 homicides committed by veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in order to pin the blame for the murders on the U.S. military.

Perhaps the Times' next major expose could be on how a huge percentage of murderers are people who won't ask for directions or share the TV remote.

Let's compare murders by veterans to murders by other 18- to 35-year-olds in the U.S. population at large.

From 1976 to 2005, 18- to 24-year-olds -- both male and more gentle females -- committed homicide at a rate of 29.9 per 100,000. Twenty-five- to 35-year-olds committed homicides at a rate of 15.8 per 100,000.

Since 9/11, about 1.6 million troops have served in either Iraq or Afghanistan. That makes the homicide rate among veterans of these wars 7.6 per 100,000 -- or about one-third the homicide rate for their age group (18 to 35) in the general population of both sexes.

But fewer than 200,000 of the 1.6 million troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have been women, and the murder rate for the general population includes both males and females. Inasmuch as males commit nearly 90 percent of all murders, the rate for males in those age groups is probably nearly double the male/female combined rates, which translates to about 30 to 55 murderers per 100,000 males aged 18 to 35.

So comparing the veterans' rate of murder to only their male counterparts in the general population, we see that Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are about 10 times less likely to commit a murder than non-veterans of those wars.

But as long as the Times has such a burning interest in the root causes of murder, how about considering the one factor more likely to create a murderer than any other? That is the topic we're not allowed to discuss: single motherhood.

As I describe in my new book, "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America," controlling for socioeconomic status, race and place of residence, the strongest predictor of whether a person will end up in prison is that he was raised by a single parent. (The second strongest factor is owning a Dennis Kucinich bumper sticker.)

By 1996, 70 percent of inmates in state juvenile detention centers serving long-term sentences were raised by single mothers. Seventy percent of teenage births, dropouts, suicides, runaways, juvenile delinquents and child murderers involve children raised by single mothers. Girls raised without fathers are more sexually promiscuous and more likely to end up divorced.

A 1990 study by the left-wing Progressive Policy Institute showed that, after controlling for single motherhood, the difference in black and white crime disappeared.

Various studies come up with slightly different numbers, but all the figures are grim. A study cited in the far left-wing Village Voice found that children brought up in single-mother homes "are five times more likely to commit suicide, nine times more likely to drop out of high school, 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances, 14 times more likely to commit rape (for the boys), 20 times more likely to end up in prison, and 32 times more likely to run away from home."

With new children being born, running away, dropping out of high school and committing murder every year, it's not a static problem to analyze. But however the numbers are run, single motherhood is a societal nuclear bomb.

Many of these studies, for example, are from the '90s, when the percentage of teenagers raised by single parents was lower than it is today. In 1990, 28 percent of children under 18 were being raised in one-parent homes -- mother or father, divorced or never-married. By 2005, more than one-third of all babies born in the U.S. were illegitimate.

That's a lot of social problems in the pipeline.

Think I'm being cruel? Imagine an America with 60 to 70 percent fewer juvenile delinquents, teenage births, teenage suicides and runaways, and you will appreciate what the sainted "single mothers" have accomplished.

Even in liberals' fevered nightmares, predatory mortgage dealers, oil speculators and Ken Lay could never do as much harm to their fellow human beings as single mothers do to their own children, to say nothing of society at large.

But the Times won't run that series because liberals adore single motherhood and the dissolution of traditional marriage in America. They detest the military, so they cite a few anecdotal examples of veterans who have committed murder and hope that no one asks for details.

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

The NYT is trying to post an association of serving in Iraq and murder, when in fact such veterans are less likely to commit this crime than others in the same demographic.

Coulter noted that there is a factual correlation between between single motherhood and numerous social ills. I believe our government with all the programs from the LEFT has done more to encourage this then anything else. Because they want to replace fathers with a government.

Awhile back I did a post about how TV commercials are really ripping apart families. They do all they can to try and make the Dad look stupid, or silly not funny but silly, clumsy, can't do anything. It is a bad thing what they are doiing and it is propaganda. I really believe the far left want to destroy the family. They have tried their best to take over the raising of a child on some subjects that should be left to a parent to discuss with the child for one example.

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

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

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"Hey, I Wanna Be A Rockstar" ` Our Troops

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

LOL I love these! You can tell they have a lot of fun making these videos too. God bless our troops!!

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Immigrants Ravage U.S. Infrastructure

Immigrants ravage U.S. infrastructure

Financial analyst: $1.6 trillion required to repair devastation


The United States will need $1.6 trillion to repair damage to its infrastructure from a massive influx of immigrants, a new report reveals.

In his report titled, "The Twin Crises: Immigration and Infrastructure," prominent researcher Edwin S. Rubenstein examines 15 categories of infrastructure:

airports, border security, bridges, dams and levees, electricity (the power grids), hazardous waste removal, hospitals, mass transit, parks and recreation facilities, ports and navigable waterways, public schools, railroads, roads and highways, solid waste and trash, and water and sewer systems.

Rubenstein, a financial analyst and former contributing editor of Forbes and economics editor of National Review, claims the nation is facing a crisis – with immigration responsible for at least 80 percent of spending needed to expand the U.S. infrastructure before the middle of this century.

"If the infrastructure crisis could be fixed by spending money, there would be no crisis," Mr. Rubenstein explained in a statement. "Since 1987, capital spending on transportation infrastructure has increased by 2.1 percent per year above the inflation rate. At $233 billion (2004 dollars), infrastructure is already one of the largest categories of government spending. Our infrastructure is 'crumbling' because population growth has overwhelmed the ability of even these vast sums to expand capacity."

While immigration policy has been hotly debated for a number of years, Rubenstein writes that its impact on infrastructure is rarely discussed.

Public schools

Some Los Angeles schools are so crowded that they have lengthened the time between classes to give students time to make their way through crowded halls. Los Angeles' school construction program is so massive that the Army Corps of Engineers was called in to manage it."

According to the U.S. Department of Education, 18 percent of all schools are considered overcrowded, and 37 percent use trailers and portable structures to accommodate growing student bodies.


Rubenstein cites a recent construction boom among the nation's hospitals. As many as 60 percent of America's hospitals are either under construction or have plans for new facilities.

Illegal aliens use emergency rooms more than twice as often as U.S. citizens, and providing their uncompensated care has been the death of many emergency departments.

Water and electricity

"Cities like San Antonio, El Paso, and Phoenix could run out of water in 10 to 20 years," he writes. San Diego's water company has resorted to a once-unthinkable option: recycling toilet water for drinking."

National parks

Illegals wear roads and paths through parks.

"Their fires, trash, and vandalism have despoiled thousands of acres of pristine parkland," he writes.

According to Rubenstein, illegals leave beer, water and milk bottles, personal hygiene items and medications, clothing and shoes, food and food cans, jewelry, paper trash, sanitary pads, disposable diapers, backpacks, blankets, towels, plastic bags, homemade weapons, disintegrating toilet paper and human feces on U.S. property while they journey into the country.

Border security costs

"While the U.S. builds a fence across much of the border, many illegals are taking a different route. Underground," Rubenstein reveals. "Authorities have discovered dozens of illegal tunnels across the international border in recent years. Smuggling of drugs, weapons, and immigrants takes place daily through these underground passageways."

Fiscal burden

Rubenstein cites figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, projecting that the U.S. population will reach 433 million by 2050 – increasing 44 percent, or 135 million, from today's numbers.

For the complete article please CLICK HERE, thank you.

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

This article starts off with talking about immigrants, but most of it is about illegals.

I liked the artilce because it broke down the various areas effected and it really covers about every area. This is a topic that should be discussed on the political talk shows on Sunday mornings. Instead of wasting time bashing Bush for 8 years which they spent horendous amounts of time doing, they should have been talking about things like this and how to fix it. How to plan for immigrant growth the legals coming here, and what to do about the border fence not being done as promised.

All of us came here or our families did from somewhere, this country is known for it's welcome to immigrants. That is not a bad thing, I just worry about the ones coming here that are Muslims and whose intentions are not to be Americans but to change our country to their Islam culture and laws. And then of course the illegals as well .

Like JohnE PFC U.S. Army has said. The pressure from La Raza is much like the black community and how they have pressured citizens to join in their anti-American crimes etc.

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

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

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January 16, 2009

Calif. Tax Refunds To Be Delayed: Out Of Cash

Calif. tax refunds to be delayed starting Feb. 1

My Way

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's controller says he will begin a 30-day delay on tax refunds and other payments starting Feb. 1 because the state is running out of money.

Controller John Chiang said Friday he must delay $3.7 billion in payments next month because lawmakers have failed to address California's growing deficit.

With a $41.6 billion shortfall over the next year-and-a-half, the state is on the brink of issuing IOUs.

Chiang says his office must continue education and debt payments but will defer money for tax refunds, student aid, social services and mental health programs.

A severe drop in revenue has left the state's main bank account depleted. The state had been relying on borrowing from special funds and Wall Street investors; those options are no longer available.


Additional write up............

California could run out of cash by Feb. 1, analysts say

The Sacramento Bee

The state's nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office confirmed Wednesday that California could run short of cash as soon as Feb. 1 unless lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger immediately cut spending and raise revenues.

The LAO's Michael Cohen and Jason Dickerson said the following:

California faces the "double whammy" of a severe drop in revenues coupled with an inability to borrow because credit markets are frozen.

The longer lawmakers and Schwarzenegger go without adjusting the budget, the more difficult it becomes to determine whom to pay.

Schools and creditors have first claim on the state's revenues, while state worker salaries and benefits, Medi-Cal claims and court-ordered payments are among those with secondary priority. State Controller John Chiang has said the first groups to receive IOUs or delayed payments will include Californians awaiting state income tax refunds and companies that do business with the state.

A prolonged budget dispute could force parties to file legal challenges to claim their share of state money.

The LAO recommended that lawmakers allow internal borrowing from several state funds to add $2 billion to the state's cash cushion. It also recommended that lawmakers defer some payments to local governments and schools to preserve cash.

A delayed budget agreement would mean the state would have to pay interest on IOUs or other borrowing. Such costs add to the deficit and have not been factored into the governor's budget.

Meanwhile, the California Transportation Commision delayed allocation of $293.5 million in funding for transportation projects because of cash problems.

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

Ole Arnie better stop thinking like the Kennedy's and start thinking like a fiscial conservative.

Given the choice between cutting pork and ripping off taxpayers due refunds, there’s little doubt which course Arnold will take.

When I livied in Calif. and I will always love the place for it's beauty especially. But In 1994 the voters of California voted by a 59 to 41 percent margin for prop 187 which would have stopped government services and handouts to illegal aliens. One liberal judge blocked 187 from being implemented and the Governor, Gray Davis, would not pursue the case to the Supreme Court. The liberal courts make it impossible to implement any kind of change.

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McCain Keeps Wife from 'Dancing With The Stars'

McCain Keeps Wife from 'Dancing With The Stars'

The Hill

Cindy McCain wanted to compete on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," but her famous politician husband wouldn't let her do it, according to The New York Post.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) refused to let his wife appear as a dancer on the popular reality show, even though she "wanted to do it very badly," according to an unnamed source who spoke to the Post's gossip column, Page Six. Cindy McCain had gone as far as speaking to ABC producers about going on the show, the source said.

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

It must be hard for Cindy who is a Republican to be married to a Democrat like she is. I wish he was not telling her not to do it. She would do great I think. And think of how many totally ugly democrats are out of shape that could never even try something like this.

If John McCain was President I would understand but he is not. What John McCain should do is get out of politics. He has done too much to hurt the Republican party.

Now I can see why Cindy did not tell John ahead of time that she was learning to be a pilot. He might have said no to that too.

This show is not earth shattering of course. But it is simply a fun thing, and one that truly requires the person to be in good shape.

What are they are going to do ask Helen Thomas...... or........... Michelle HO-bama YIKES I don't think so. hahahaa

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Thank You President George W. Bush!


Tribute To President George W. Bush



Our military loves their CIC and he truly from his heart carss about them.


Our National Anthem

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

We are seeing the end to having a President that respects our Constitution, that was elected by what the Constitution has said needs to be in order to become President. So President George W. Bush is our last American President.

He was an awesome CIC and the love and respect went both ways and it showed. He will be missed by our troops and I think he will miss them as well.

President Bush did many good things and yes also things I did not like or understand. But across the board, the heart of Bush in most of the things he did were from integrity and honor and a true deep love for our country.

His face showed his love for our country, his tears he shed for our wounded troops and those that were killed was real and never once a photo op.

We are facing a future of something that imo can only be described as a nightmare for our country. A man elected that has been obstinate in his refusal to prove he is qualified to even run for President. A man that loathes our Constitution and has shown us that in his own words. A man whose wife had never been even proud to be an American until she saw her husband MIGHT become President. Two people so self involved that for either of them to use the word ' service' to ones country is nothing but a total lie and farce.

As a CIC this man, Barack Hussein Obama, has proven in word and deed his disrespect for our military.

Just as the nightmare begins January 20th we also have an opportunity to take our country back. Not the GOP, not the RNC and not the rino's, they cannot be counted on, they have been part of the problem. But conservatives, the base, the consistent driven force of what has made our nation great and standing along side our military all who love our country, in that we have a future. You don't see Republican at the top of my blog, instead the statement below the logo says I am "American first and Conservative second". It has been there since I started my blog and will remain that way. We have a handful of true conservatives in the Republican party, but they will let us know how much they want to take our country back in the future too.

Meanwhile, hold tight, pray and I just want to thank each one of your for being a part of Team Theodore, it has meant more to me then I can say. When I cheer, rant or cry about things happening within our country I feel I am among not only friends but my online family. Those of you that are Veterans and those serving now deserve better then what will be sworn in on January 20th. Our Founding Fathers worded things in case this kind of thing would happen, and you know what? I think they also knew that there would be citizens like you and I that have the spirit to do our best to fight back and never give up.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."-Samuel Adams

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Hudson River Hero is Ex-Air Force Fighter Pilot

Hudson River hero is ex-Air Force fighter pilot


The pilot who guided a crippled US Airways jetliner safely into the Hudson River — saving all 155 people aboard — became an instant hero Thursday, with accolades from the mayor and governor and a fan club online.

The pilot of Flight 1549 was Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, 57, of Danville, Calif., an official familiar with the accident told The Associated Press. Sullenberger is a former fighter pilot who runs a safety consulting firm in addition to flying commercial aircraft.

Sullenberger, who has flown for US Airways since 1980, flew F-4 fighter jets with the Air Force in the 1970s. He then served on a board that investigated aircraft accidents and participated later in several National Transportation Safety Board investigations.

Sullenberger, is also the founder of Safety Reliability Methods. The firm describes itself as providing "technical expertise and strategic vision and direction to improve safety and reliability in a variety of high risk industries."

Sullenberger's co-pilot was Jeff Skiles, 49, of Oregon, Wis., a 23-year US Airways veteran.

And more information about him..............

SRM Founder Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III is a captain for a major U.S. airline with over 40 years of flying experience. A former U.S. Air Force (USAF) fighter pilot, he has served as an instructor and Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) safety chairman, accident investigator and national technical committee member.
He has participated in several USAF and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident investigations. His ALPA safety work led to the development of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular. Working with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists, he coauthored a paper on error inducing contexts in aviation.

He was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Crew Resource Management (CRM) course used at his airline and has taught the course to hundreds of his colleagues. Sully is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy (B.S.), Purdue University (M.S.) and the University of Northern Colorado (M.A.).

He was a speaker on two panels at the High Reliability Organizations (HRO) 2007 International Conference in Deauville, France May 29-31, 2007.

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

Thank God everyone is OK and thank you to the pilot and co-pilot. Thank you God.

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Republicans Blast Pelosi for Politicizing Intelligence

Republicans Blast Pelosi for Politicizing Intelligence


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision this week to pack the House intelligence committee with Democrats — despite a clear recommendation from the 9/11 commission to keep politics out of intelligence matters — has roiled Republicans.

Concerned by reports of the “politicization” of intelligence, the 9/11 commission recommended in July 2004 that the House and Senate intelligence committees be almost evenly balanced, regardless of the number of Republicans and Democrats in Congress.

“The majority party’s representation on this committee should never exceed the minority’s representation by more than one,” the final report of the 9/11 Commission states on page 421.

The issue of how many Republicans and Democrats should sit on the intelligence committees is not just inside baseball. It goes to the heart of the way national security issues will be debated in the next administration, and how oversight will be conducted in Congress.

“We want to work together with president-elect Obama on matters of national intelligence, but the decision by Democratic leaders to make policymaking and oversight at the House Intelligence committee more partisan undermines that effort,” House minority leader John Boehner, R-OH, said on Wednesday.

“In the last Congress, Republicans led bipartisan efforts to strip all earmarks from the annual intelligence bill and pass terrorist surveillance legislation to help keep America safe,” Boehner added. “And now Democratic leaders are seeking political advantage on a committee charged with protecting the American people.”

The composition of Congressional committees is decided during the early days of the new Congress in January, as the recent election results are factored in.

Keeping intelligence free of politicization will be important in the next administration as key national security issues are debated, in particular Iran.

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

The Dems play for keeps and don’t give a hoot about “bipartisanship”.

"Nancy Pelosi’s decision this week to pack the House intelligence committee with Democrats"

Just a question...... what does Nancy Pelosi know about knows about intelligence. She is going to get us killed.

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We Can Send a Thank You To An IDF Soldier

This is so wonderful from CHABAD.ORG , it is a way to write to the IDF Soldiers in Israel.

It's a great way to show them that we care. That we are in awe of their heroism and brimming with admiration for their courage. That all of us across the world are hoping, praying, learning and doing extra good deeds for their safety.
Write your thoughts to an IDF soldier, or an Israeli living in an area where rockets are falling. We will hand-deliver your words of encouragement, and if you choose, your picture as well.
Be there with them, hand in hand, providing even more strength and courage.

They are also including your email address with your message, you might hear back from whoever receives your message.

Thank you Linda.

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US Army in Iraq

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

I LOVE our troops, they work so hard, and then they go and do things like this. LOL God bless each one of them and keep them all safe.

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Journalists Being Shut Out by Obama

Journalists Being Shut Out by Obama

By Warner Todd Huston

Publius Forum

According to Sun-Times columnist and long-time Chicago journalist, Carol Marin, journalists at Barack Obama news conferences have come to realize that Obama has pre-picked those journalists whom he will allow to ask him questions at the conference and many of them now “don’t even bother raising” their hands to be called upon.

One wonders why journalists are allowing this corralling of the press? Would they have allowed George W. Bush to pre-pick journalists like that? Would they meekly sit by and allow themselves to be systematically ignored, their freedom to ask questions silenced by any Republican? Would journalists so eagerly vie with one another for the favor of Bush like they are Obama’s?

For her part, it seems that Carol Marin is starting to wonder at the “bizarro world” that is being invented by the pliant and smitten Obama loving press corps.

"As ferociously as we march like villagers with torches against Blagojevich, we have been, in the true spirit of the Bizarro universe, the polar opposite with the president-elect. Deferential, eager to please, prepared to keep a careful distance.
The Obama news conferences tell that story, making one yearn for the return of the always-irritating Sam Donaldson to awaken the slumbering press to the notion that decorum isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
The press corps, most of us, don’t even bother raising our hands any more to ask questions because Obama always has before him a list of correspondents who’ve been advised they will be called upon that day."

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

LOL well what do they expect. The media has kissed Obama's behind for 2 years to get him elected. They know the disgust we all have had for them for doing this, how we just want the TRUTH presented to us and we will decide. But instead we have to hear "Obama is good looking"...he is NOT, "Obama is a great speaker"...he is NOT, Obama is this, Obama is that, 90 % of which is he NOT.

And now for some in the media to whine or complain about a man that has snubbed his own family, dissed his Mom, his white Grandmother, and throwing people under his bus.

I am glad to see this happening and it is well deserved. Hand picking journalists that will be allowed by the wanna be god to ask their question.

So here you go media on all levels, you wanted this POS Kenyan socialist America and Constitutional hater and now you have him. Enjoy his abuse.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:40 AM | Comments (11)

January 15, 2009

Wax Version of Barack Obama at Madame Tussauds in London

Barack Obama Wax Model at Madame Tussauds in London


BBC ( day in pictures)

American university students examine a waxwork model of US President-elect Barack Obama at Madame Tussauds in London.

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

LOL sorry I just could not resist adding the second one I got in an email. hahaha

OK so the rundown on the wax image. His ears are not right at all. But then again LMAO....... statues are made from beeswax. Millions of bees would have lost their homes if they had made his ears life-size. It’s a green thing I suppose.

His lips are more purple and not the same shade at all as the rest of his face. He also has an ugly mole or whatever near his nose that they left off.

They do have the attitude right, that I am better then you, worship me attitude with the arms crossed like that. Hahahahaa

I wonder if they have a voice box inside where a person can push a button on his statue and it plays..........“Um eh, um Eh ....”?

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'Attempted hit' Put On Ramos Family

Monica Ramos embraces her husband, former U.S. Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos, two days before he was sentenced to 11 years in prison

'Attempted hit' put on Ramos family


Thank God no one turned on a light! Monica and her 3 boys would be gone!'

The family of imprisoned Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos was the victim of an attempted hit on their lives this month, as the agent's wife says someone broke into their El Paso home and filled it with gas, trashing photographs and pummeling their dog.

Just weeks after Monica Ramos spoke with WND about the difficulty of enduring Christmas without her husband, her family returned from visiting Ignacio in prison on Jan 3. While she was away, burglars stole DVDS, a BB gun and cell phone and slashed her couch with a knife.

They even beat her dog and ripped cherished wedding pictures and family photos of their life with Ignacio off the walls, smashing them on the ground.

"It wasn't so much that stuff was burglarized or that they actually took much," she said. "What was really hard was that when we got here, the gas was turned on. It was very intentional in that somebody was trying to hurt us."

Her son opened the front door and discovered the strong odor.

"Right away he alerted me," she said. "He started yelling, 'Mom, don't walk in. Don't bring my brothers.' He said, 'The gas is on!' He ran in and started turning everything off."
Her father, Joe Loya, wrote on his blog, "Thank God no one turned on a light! Monica and her three boys would be gone!"

Monica said she believes the gas was left on for two days.

Her 11-year-old son walked into their home and started crying, 'Look at our house. Haven't they done enough?'
Then he said, "Why won't the president just let my dad come home? This wouldn't have happened."

Monica said the incident is still under investigation.

Her older son has also faced troubling circumstances at school due to his father's imprisonment.

Three months ago, his high school hosted a career day. Border Patrol agents spoke with students about the field.

Monica said one Border Patrol agent stood in front of the student body and said, "I know many of you may have heard about this Ramos-Compean case, and we just want you to know that we got rid of two bad apples. You know, not all agents are rogue agents. They're not out to break the laws."
"I thought, 'Oh my God. Is this propaganda?' Monica said. "This is what you are using as your hiring technique? Did they not ever think that my son was going to be part of that student body? My son got a lot of heat at school."

She talked to the school and reported the incident to the Department of Homeland Security.

Meanwhile, Monica said visiting Ramos has become very difficult for her family.

"My husband, the deplorable conditions that he's in, it's unheard of," she said in the interview. "When I go in and I see him, I try to keep him in the highest spirits I can possibly keep him in. It is difficult for him."

She said Ignacio is in segregation for 23 hours every day, and he's not allowed out of his cell on weekends.

"I'm surprised that my husband hasn't accidentally ended up on death row with the way he's being treated in prison," Ramos said. "He doesn't even go by a name any more. He is literally 58079180. He's a number in the system. It is awful."

When Monica and her children enter the Phoenix prison, they are extensively searched for weapons and drugs. The family is not allowed to touch Ignacio for more than one second because guards worry that visitors may be giving him contraband.

"I mean, are we for real? He's in there because he was stopping a drug smuggler," she said. "And yet my kids have to go through an extensive search when we see him. ... We're not able to have any physical contact with him while we're there. "

Monica said Ignacio is enjoying the letters he receives from supporters – especially encouraging ones.

Despite the family's troubles, they remain hopeful that Bush may still show mercy and pardon Ignacio and Jose Compean before Jan. 20.

"Whatever this week holds for us," she said, "I just want everybody to know that we genuinely appreciate from the bottom of our hearts everything that everybody has done and continues to do."


And also this.........................

Big name senators plead for agents' freedom

Urge Bush to 'right the wrongs against Ramos and Compean'


Lawmakers are urging President George Bush to pardon imprisoned Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.

Today, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, released an open letter to the president pleading for their freedom.

"Because of the excesses of the prosecution against them, they will continue to sit alone in those cells for another decade," Cornyn wrote. "That is unless President Bush commutes their unjust sentences. In his remaining days as President, I ask President Bush to show mercy and use his clemency power to give back Agents Ramos and Compean the next 10 years of their lives."

Cornyn and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., have written two letters to President Bush urging him to commute the men's sentences. Cornyn has also spoken publicly in support of the agents.

While the senator agreed that law enforcement officers must be held accountable for their actions, he said the agents have endured enough.

"I have reached the conclusion as a Senator, a former judge, and a citizen, that the loss of their jobs and the prison time they have already served has been more than enough punishment," he wrote. "This is a case of prosecutorial overreaching."

Cornyn said Ramos and Compean were unfairly treated by federal prosecutors and should not have been charged with a federal gun crime that was not meant to be used against law enforcement officers.

"As a result, the penalty levied on these men was grossly excessive," he wrote. "… Let us hope that President Bush will hear these concerns and right the wrongs against Ramos and Compean."

Meanwhile, Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, is also asking Bush to commute the agents' sentences.

"These officers made mistakes, but their sentences were far too harsh. They have served enough time for their convictions," Brady told the Montgomery County Courier. "… President Bush needs to relieve these officers of the remainder of their sentences."


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

This family has had so much happen to them. This is so horrible and to mess with their dog as well.

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

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

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Republicans Find Voice in Opposing Stimulus: 'Oh, My God'

ABC news blog

House Minority Leader John Boehner needed only three words to serve notice that President-elect Barack Obama is nowhere close to achieving the big bipartisan vote on the stimulus package he wants so badly.

"There was no Republican input at all involved in what House Democrats outlined today," Boehner, R-Ohio, said at a news conference at the Capitol. "I just took a moment to look over the draft from Chairman [David] Obey and the draft or outline from Chairman [Charlie] Rangel. Oh, my God.
"I just can't tell you how shocked I am at what we're seeing. You know it's clear that they're moving on this path along the flawed notion that we can borrow and spend our way back to prosperity."

As we discussed earlier, Republicans heard the Obama team's discussion of $300 billion in tax cuts and thought (or hoped to think) that was a floor. Many Democrats, meanwhile, thought it was an unacceptably high ceiling, and pressed that number down to the $275 billion in the package produced by House leaders, in consultation with Obama aides.

$1 billion for community development block grants. $650 million for digital TV coupons. Billions for universities.

Boehner says that much of it isn't going to do anything to help the economy in the short term. He says the approach by Democrats is to "clean out every dime from the taxpayer," and that the nation can't "borrow and spend it's way to prosperity."

House Republicans held their own forum today in an effort to talk about their ideas for an alternative, which are largely centered around tax cuts and credits.

The Democratic bill will see committee action on Wednesday, or, as Appropriations chairman Dave Obey put it today, "The day after the crown prince is sworn in."

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

"Oh my God" is right. The Dems never have wanted to reach across the isle and they will be even more like that now. And now there is the Obozo-THUG Marxist Machine in power.

"There was no Republican input at all involved in what House Democrats outlined today,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said at a news conference at the Capitol. “I just took a moment to look over the draft from Chairman [David] Obey and the draft or outline from Chairman [Charlie] Rangel. Oh, my God.”

It is never a good idea to expect those pulling the cart and paying the bills to just sit back and do it without at least throwing them a bone. It is never a good idea for a parasite to kill his host. Why can't Rangel, Pelosi, et al figure that out?

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Former Black Panther DEMOCRAT Bobby Rush's New GUN Bill

Movie "Red Dawn" about Russia attacking America.

"In our time, no foreign army has ever occupied American soil. "

Big Brother's new target: Tracking of all firearms

'This is nothing less than a declaration of war on American gun owners'


By Drew Zahn

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., is hoping to pass a firearm-licensing bill that will significantly rewrite gun-ownership laws in America.

Among the more controversial provisions of the bill are requirements that all handgun owners submit to the federal government a photo, thumb print and mental heath records. Further, the bill would order the attorney general to establish a database of every handgun sale, transfer and owner's address in America.

The bill claims its purpose is "to protect the public against the unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with the unrecorded sale or transfer of firearms to criminals and youth."
Columnist David Codrea of Guns Magazine, however, calls it a "ridiculous affront to liberty."
"This is nothing less than a declaration of war on American gun owners," Codrea writes on Gun Rights Examiner.

Rush's proposed bill, H.R. 45, is alternatively known as "Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009," named after an Illinois teenager killed by a gunshot.

According the bill's text, "On the afternoon of May 10, 2007, Blair Holt, a junior at Julian High School in Chicago, was killed on a public bus riding home from school when he used his body to shield a girl who was in the line of fire after a young man boarded the bus and started shooting."

The bill then argues that interstate firearm trafficking and children dying from gun violence create legitimate cause for the federal government to monitor gun ownership and transfers in new ways.

If passed, the bill would make it illegal to own or possess a "qualifying firearm" – defined as any handgun or any semiautomatic firearm that takes an ammunition clip – without a "Blair Holt" license.

To obtain a "Blair Holt" license, an application must be made that includes a photo, address, all previous aliases, thumb print, completion of a written firearm safety test, release of mental health records to the attorney general and a fee not to exceed $25.

Further, the bill makes it illegal to transfer ownership of a qualifying firearm to anyone who is not a licensed gun dealer or collector. Exceptions to this rule include transfer to family members by gift or bequest and loans, not to exceed 30 days, of a firearm for lawful purposes "between persons who are personally known to each other."

The bill also requires qualifying firearm owners to report all transfers to the attorney general's database. It would also be illegal for a licensed gun owner to fail to record a gun loss or theft within 72 hours or fail to report a change of address within 60 days.

And if a minor obtains a weapon and injures someone with it, the owner of the gun – if deemed to have failed to meet certain safety requirements – faces a multiple-year jail sentence.

H.R. 45 is a resurfacing of 2007's H.R. 2666, which contained much of the same language and was co-sponsored by 15 other representatives and Barack Obama's current chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel. H.R. 2666 was assigned to the House Judiciary committee, where no action was taken.

H.R. 45 currently has no co-sponsors and is likewise assigned to the House Judiciary committee.

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

The fact that this Bobby “Everything White Is Racist” Rush, a former black panther, his constituency has no intention of following these laws. This is a blatant attempt to disarm the good guys. It is an attempt to ITENTIFY and CONTROL all handguns in the USA !

The only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn’t allow him to do if you were equipped to prevent it.

Like in the movie "red Dawn", noting what it is that separates the group on the inside of the wire from the individuals on the outside ......weapons.

The armed thief is secure in the knowledge that all that is yours is his for the taking once he knows your only defense is to ask, “Please, no?”

There is a reason this crop of politicians want—NEED—an unarmed citizenry.

Some interesting things at this site


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

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

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Obama Obsessed With Himself Will Have Inauguration To Air In Theaters

Obama inauguration to air in theaters


President-elect Barack Obama is on his way to the big screen, thanks to a deal between MSNBC and Screenvision that will put the news channel's inaugural coverage in 27 theaters around the country.

Free tickets are being handed out via to see the inauguration and parade from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ET at the 27 theaters run by 11 exhibitor partners in 21 markets. Midday Tuesday isn't necessarily a big movie time, so it helps to fill the theater -- and boost popcorn and soda sales -- at a time when it's not usually busy.

That means that Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews and other MSNBC and NBC personalities will play the big movie screen in addition to the usual MSNBC cable and satellite stream. MSNBC won't be in high-definition until the second quarter, but both the channel and Screenvision say the quality will still be high.

"It'll look great," MSNBC president Phil Griffin said. "We're thrilled about it."

Screenvision was approached by MSNBC last year about carrying the coverage in some of the same theaters that take Screenvision's preroll video, executive vp exhibitor relations Darryl Schaffer said. Since August 2007, Screenvision has had an alternative programming division that has exhibited New York Mets baseball games, operas and other events live via movie theaters. Schaffer said that Screenvision had the capability to do as many as 200 locations, though MSNBC was looking for a smaller event than that.

For MSNBC, it's a chance to continue the momentum that vaulted it into the fastest-growing channel in all of cable in 2008. That's the strategy, and Griffin said Monday afternoon to expect more in 2009 to build MSNBC's brand.

"We want to reach people we've never reached before," Griffin said. "We're going to do numerous things like that to get our name out there. Ubiquity is the name of the game in 2009."

Oh my gosh LOOK at this Video!!

At the 1:12 time on the video it has Obama worshipers, OMG this is sooooo sick!and note the insanity right here in the good old U.S.A.

This Documentary will show the organized Obama campaign are using tactics used by evil people throughout history.


The Gospel sone in the video that these sick worshipers of Obama have stolen and put his name in it instead is called...."This little light of mine" ..............


Wild Thing's comment......

I wonder if newsreels will run in the weeks after instead of movie previews. This is just getting to be tooooo much with the Obama adoration/fascination obsession!

Has this country gone completely mad?????

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (22)

Obama Inaugration Prayers Include Ingrid Mattson With Ties To Muslim Brotherhood

Fox News

At past inaugurations, ceremonial prayers uttered on behalf of the incoming president drew about as much attention as the flags on the podium.

Not this year.

Barack Obama's choice of clergy is under scrutiny like no other president-elect before him, alternately outraging Americans on the left and the right as he navigates the minefield of U.S. religion.

"I can't recall any prayers drawing so much attention," said Charles Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center who specializes in religion in public life.

Gay advocates assailed Obama, while many conservative Christians were heartened, when he invited the Rev. Rick Warren, a Southern Baptist who opposes gay marriage, to deliver the inaugural invocation on Tuesday.

The tables turned when Obama asked V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, to lead prayers at Sunday's kickoff for the inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial. Gay rights groups rejoiced, while some conservative Christians wrung their hands.

The Inauguration Committee has only released one clergy name so far for the Jan. 21 National Prayer Service that caps the inauguration. The Rev. Sharon Watkins, the first woman president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a Protestant group, will deliver the sermon.

The Associated Press has learned additional details.

A prayer will be offered at the National Cathedral by Ingrid Mattson, the first woman president of the Islamic Society of North America, according to an official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information. The Islamic Society, based in Indiana, is the nation's largest Muslim group.

Three rabbis, representing the three major branches of American Judaism, will also say a prayer at the service, according to officials familiar with the plans. The Jewish clergy are Reform Rabbi David Saperstein, Conservative Rabbi Jerome Epstein and Orthodox Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, sources said.

It is also traditional for the incoming administration to ask the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington to lead a prayer. The Most Rev. Donald Wuerl leads the archdiocese.

And like many incoming presidents before him, Obama will attend a service at St. John's Church, dubbed the "Church of the Presidents," before his swearing-in.

Religion has been a lightning rod for Obama since the presidential campaign _ from false rumors that he is Muslim to uproar over sermons by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

And interest in the inauguration is higher overall, partly because of its historic nature, the swearing-in of the first African-American president. The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a Methodist considered the dean of the civil rights movement, will give the inaugural benediction.

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

Hmmmmm weird or what....... a Christian-bashing gay bishop, and now a terrorist added to the program. Obama likes this woman and made sure she was also invited to the DNC convention this last summer.

As ISNA president, Mattson presides over an organization with troubling ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the unindicted co-conspirators in last year's Hamas terrorism financing case, U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation. In the course of the trial, a Muslim Brotherhood document outlining a strategy for "destroying…Western civilization from within," making "Allah's religion…victorious over all other religions," and listing ISNA, among other allegedly mainstream Muslim-American organizations, as "friends" in this effort came to light.
Mattson has a long history of defending Wahhabism and Sharia law, expressing anti-American and anti-democratic viewpoints, downplaying concerns over Islamic terrorism in the U.S. and worldwide, claiming women's rights are protected in Islam, besmirching Israel and its "rightwing Christian" supporters, placing loyalty to Islam above loyalty to the U.S., and teaching jihadist literature in her courses.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (5)

Compean Finally Speaks From Behind Prison Bars

Compean finally speaks from behind prison bars

Border agent pleads for your help in getting Bush to grant pardons


Imprisoned Border Patrol agent Jose Compean is finally speaking out from behind bars, asking for America's help in contacting President Bush for an 11th-hour pardon.

In a letter sent exclusively to WND from the Federal Correctional Institution in Ohio, Compean urged supporters to continue contacting the White House so he and fellow imprisoned agent Ignacio Ramos may reunite with their families before the president leaves office.

His letter says:

I want to thank all of you for your support. The amount of cards and letters I have received has been incredible.

Although our case received attention before we reported to prison, I truly believed people would forget all about us. Once we reported to prison, I was very happy to see how wrong I was. I have received thousands of letters from people all over the country. I have also received letters from other countries such as Italy and even a few from soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

All of these letters have given me a lot of hope. Knowing that people have been praying for us has also given me a lot of strength. Your prayers have really helped me get through some tough times, especially after the appeals court ruled against us. Reading my mail that night made me feel much better.

I want to apologize to a lot of you. As I said earlier, I have received thousands of letters. When I first started getting them, I was able to respond to all of them. The number of letters increased and it is almost impossible to respond to every one. I wanted to, but I wasn't able to keep up.

These last two years have been very hard for my family and me. This has affected us in so many different ways. We have lost two years of our lives that we will never get back.

One of the best memories I have is from my visit with Patty, my wife, and our kids last September. We were all sitting down, playing a board game. For the first time in a very long time, it felt like we were a family. It was great.

As Patty told WND, "God will not throw something at you that you cannot handle."

This has made our family stronger, as well as brought Patty and I much closer. When I feel down or discouraged, I lean on my wife for support. She has done a great job at home with our kids. I am very proud of her, and I love her with all my heart.

Thank you again for everything you have done to help. Words are not enough to express how grateful my family and I are.

I ask that you continue to contact the White House on our behalf these last few days before President Bush leaves office. I also ask that you continue to pray for our families. Hopefully Ignacio and I will be home soon.

God bless you and your families.


Jose A. Compean

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

If that email is no longer working this one might work

White House Phone number


My prayers are with Jose Compean and Ramos and their loved ones. I wish I had the power to take this nightmare away.


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

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

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Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (Marine Capt.) Says NO to GITMO Prisoners Coming to Camp Pendleton

Washington Times

Obama after closing Gitmo is considering sending the terrorists scum to Camp Pendleton, San Diego.

Of the 5 congressmen in San Diego, the 3 Republicans are saying Hell No.

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (Marine Capt.) Bilbray and Issa signed on to Hunter’s letter to Obama.

“Camp Pendleton is a place where we train our Marines and Sailors for combat,” Congressman Hunter wrote in his letter. “It is not a detention facility, nor should it be transformed into one.
Any attempt to accommodate detainees at Camp Pendleton would create an unnecessary distraction for the Marine Corps and interfere with its primary mission, which is to combat terrorism.
“Redirecting these detainees to Camp Pendleton would also present a serious threat to surrounding military installations and resources, as well as the community’s civilian population.
San Diego is not the place to transfer these terror suspects and experiment with new detention procedures. Suspected terrorists should continue being held at Guantanamo Bay, where they can be safely contained,” he said.

Hunter, a Marine combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, concluded, “In closing Guantanamo Bay, the incoming Administration would be making a serious mistake and I urge it to reconsider.”

Hunter, who like his father is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter this evening to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates noting that plans to put terrorists in his community, which includes Marine Corp. Base Camp Pendelton, will not be met without a fight.

Camp Pendleton with over 45,000 Marines is the busiest base in the world.

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

Duncan D. Hunter (Captain, USMC) did 3 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. His Dad and Grandfather both served our country as well. I am so glad he is speaking out about this and leading the way on saying NO to prisoners being sent to Camp Pendleton .

LEAVE the terrorists at GITMO, problem solved!

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (3)

Netanyahu:" Hamas Must Be Toppled"

Netanyahu: Hamas must be toppled



Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Israel must remove Gaza's Hamas rulers from power to ensure victory over "terror."

He expressed full support for his country's punishing, 18-day offensive against the militants—even though it is being conducted by politicians who are running against him in Feb. 10 elections.

"At the end of the day there will be no alternative but to bring down the regime of Hamas, a terrorist organization pledged to our destruction," Netanyahu told foreign reporters in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu, a top contender to become prime minister in next month's vote, said toppling Hamas would not necessarily have to be part of the current offensive, but would eventually have to happen.

He said Hamas, along with the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah, are Iranian proxies located on Israel's southern and northern flanks.

"Ultimately Israel cannot tolerate an Iranian base right next to its cities," Netanyahu said.

Israel sees Iran as its top threat, and believes the country is working to develop a nuclear bomb—something Tehran denies.

"If the proxies of Iran enjoy a nuclear umbrella, we have crossed into another realm," said Netanyahu, who leads the right-of-center Likud Party. "That is something we really don't want to contemplate."

Netanyahu enjoyed a wide lead in the polls before Israel began its Gaza offensive on Dec. 27. However, since the war began he's been losing ground to Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni of the centrist Kadima Party and Defense Minister Ehud Barak of the left-leaning Labor Party.

The war is enormously popular among Israelis, who see it as a way of stopping Hamas rocket attacks on southern Israel. The offensive has killed some 900 Palestinians and 13 Israelis.

Netanyahu rejected calls to delay the elections because of the Gaza fighting.

"I think if we do not hold it on time, it will give the terrorists an enormous victory. It means that they hold Israeli democracy hostage," he said.

Even though Israel would not necessarily have to drive Hamas from power now, he said the Jewish state should not pull out of Gaza unless it receives assurances the militants will not rearm through smuggling at the Gaza-Egypt border.

Hamas wrested control of Gaza in June 2007 from the moderate forces of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The Islamic militants now rule the territory while Abbas' Fatah movement is in charge of the West Bank. The two territories are located on opposite sides of Israel and are together supposed to make up a future Palestinian state.

Netanyahu said conditions are not ripe for serious negotiations on a final peace deal with Abbas—a position that could put him at odds with the incoming Obama administration in the United States.

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

Benjamin Netanyahu is a good man. Israel like America needs a real a leader.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (4)

January 14, 2009

Iranian Protesters Back Gaza and Burn Obama Pictures

Iranian protesters back Gaza and burn Obama picture



Dozens of Iranians burnt posters of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama in Tehran on Tuesday and waved Palestinian flags in support of Gaza, according to a witness and photographs.

Iranian demonstrators have often burnt effigies or pictures of U.S. presidents in protests. This appeared to be the first time Obama's picture had been defaced so publicly, a week before his inauguration as president.

Iran has condemned the West, and the United States in particular, for not doing more to stop Israel's attacks on Gaza. The 18-day-old offensive, which Israel says is to stop rockets being fired at it, has killed more than 900 Palestinians.

"Where are the freedom seekers?" read one poster held up by a demonstrator at Tuesday's protest. It had the word "Gaza" emblazoned on it and an image of a weeping Palestinian.

The demonstrators, waving Palestinian flags, some chanting "Death to Obama," had gathered outside the Swiss embassy which handles U.S. interests because Tehran and Washington have not had diplomatic ties for nearly three decades.

Pictures obtained by Reuters showed the president-elect's image laid on the road for cars to drive over it, and other images showed demonstrators burning the Obama poster.

But....but.....but they LOVE Obama.... LOL


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

But Obama wants to go sit down with them without any pre-conditions. They LOVE you Barack Hussein Obama. Iran doesn't need to worry about Obama, he plans on talking out the issues with no threat of conflict.

Burn Obama's picture? Heaven forbid, notice how if reuters reported it like that when they burned their first Bush picture. It’s DIFFERENT, when it’s an OBAMA picture!

I guess some of those PLO that were working sooo hard to get Obama elected over there might be changing their minds.

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Attitude is Everything

Attitude is Everything

by Joseph Kinney

........About Joseph Kinney
A native of Kansas, Joseph Kinney joined the Marines after completing high school where he became a infantryman serving in Vietnam. Badly wounded, he was discharged, graduated from college, and became a senior aide in the United States Senate. He is writing a book on the role of church and family in the making of America's warriors. He lives in Pinehurst, NC.


Thirty-nine years ago I was shot in an ambush while a Marine on a night patrol in Vietnam. I had potentially fatal wounds to my chest and a serious wound to my right leg. To put matters bluntly, I had never been more terrified in my life. Would I die? And if I died, would I go to heaven? I also thought about the buddies I was leaving behind. Somehow, I wanted to believe that they would be better off without me to slow them down.

The next morning I woke up at a hospital in Da Nang. The doctors told me that my days as a fighting Marine were over. Somehow, I felt that I had more to give but wouldn't get the chance.

My history is relevant only because there are huge differences between then and now when it comes to our Wounded Warriors. For the past couple of years I have had the privilege of knowing Col. Jack Cox (USA, ret.) who is a stalwart in the Wounded Warrior Program at Fort Bragg. He has been a great friend and mentor, and has taken the time to introduce me to some of this generation's wounded.

There are at least two important differences between my generation and the young men I have seen at Fort Bragg's Womack Hospital which is near where I live. For openers, the Army acts as if the wounded person is going to remain forever a soldier. That is their basic operating assumption moving forward. Second, the attitude of these kids is amazing. These brave warriors, no matter how badly wounded they are, believe that they will soon be back with their units fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Today, there are 17 Marines who are amputees fighting in Iraq. I am certain that there are as many soldiers doing the same for the Army.

Recently, I received a widely distributed email from Col (Dr.) Brett Wyrick. He was a trauma surgeon at Balad Air Base in Iraq. He wrote: "If I ever hear (anyone) griping and complaining, I jump into them pretty quickly, now. Most people over here have nothing to gripe about compared to Marines. Marines are different. They have a different outlook on life . . .
"One Marine Private was here for several days because he was a lower priority evacuation patient. He insisted on coming to attention and displaying proper military courtesy every morning when I came through on rounds. He was in a great deal of pain, and it was a stressful to watch him work his way off the bed and onto his crutches. I told him he was excused and did not have to come to attention while he was a patient, and he informed me he was a good Marine and would address '. . . Air Force colonels standing on my feet, sir.' I had to turn away so he would not see the tear in my eye. He did not have 'feet' because we amputated his right leg below the knee on the first night he came in.
"I asked a Marine Lance Corporal if there was anything I could get him as I was making rounds one morning. He was an above the knee amputation after an IED blast, and he surprised me when he asked for a trigonometry book. 'You enjoy math do you?' He replied, 'Not particularly, sir. I was never good at it, but I need to get good at it, now.' 'Are you planning on going back to school?' I asked. 'No sir, I am planning on shooting artillery. I will slow an infantry platoon down with just one good leg, but I am going to get good at math and learn how to shoot artillery.' I hope he does.
"I had the sad duty of standing over a young Marine sergeant when he recovered from anesthesia—despite our best efforts there was just no way to save his left arm, and it had to come off just below the elbow. 'Can I have my arm back, sir?' he asked. 'No, we had to cut it off, we cannot re-attach it,' I said. 'But can I have my arm?' he asked again. 'You see, we had to cut it off.' He interrupted, 'I know you had to cut it off, but I want it back. It must in a bag or something, sir.' 'Why do you want it?' I asked. 'I am going to have it stuffed and use it as a club when I get back to my unit.' I must have looked shocked because he tried to comfort me, 'Don't you worry now, colonel. You did a fine job, and I hardly hurt at all; besides I write with my other hand anyway.'

Now, please tell me that these young guys aren't the Greatest Generation that has ever lived.

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

I have such tremendous respect for those that have served our country, in the past and those in the war we are in now. Everyone of them is a true warrior. I agree with this writer and Marine Joseph Kinney. His writing is powerful and I wish everyone could read this.

Thank you with all my heart to those who have served and are serving now.

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

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

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Blackhawks Over Iraq

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

Great photography from a Blackhawk and also of our awesome troops.

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Bush on Border Agents Ramos and Compean: 'I'm not talking pardons'

Bush on border agents: 'I'm not talking pardons'


In a Jan. 6 interview with John Gizzi, political editor of Human Events, Bush said he regrets that the comprehensive immigration bill he endorsed did not prevail.

"Well, I'm sorry it didn't pass, because I felt strongly that the comprehensive approach to immigration reform was necessary for border enforcement, as well as recognizing that there are people willing to do work Americans won't do," Bush said. "Without the law, by the way, we did put fence up, and the border is becoming more secure. People are now recognizing the truth that there are fewer crossings, and we've ended the catch and release and issues like that."

Bush expressed concern for illegal aliens who risk their lives to come to the United States.

"I don't like it when the law is so antiquated that people who are willing to do hard work become contraband, they get stuffed in the bottom of 18-wheelers in order to come and do a job that others aren't willing to do. I don't think that's right," he said.

Only two days later, the Washington Times reported Bush awarded a $61,200 bonus to Border Patrol Chief David V. Aguilar, who has been criticized by members of his own agency for refusing to support Ramos and Compean after they were sentenced to 11 and 12-year prison sentences, respectively, for shooting at an illegal alien drug dealer while he attempted to smuggle 750 pounds of marijuana across the border.

Aguilar made headlines in April 2007 when 100 top leaders of the National Border Patrol Council endorsed a no-confidence resolution against him, citing the cases of Ramos and Compean among other complaints.

The union, which represents 11,000 of the U.S. Border Patrol's nonsupervisory field agents, pointed to Aguilar's willingness to believe the "perjured allegations" of criminal aliens over his own agents.

"Front-line Border Patrol agents who risk their lives protecting our borders have every reason to expect that the leadership of their own agency will support them," NBPC President T.J. Bonner said in the statement. "When this does not occur, and instead they are undermined by their so-called leaders, no one should be surprised when they express a loss of confidence in those managers."

Nonetheless, Bush presented Aguilar with the presidential merit award for "sustained extraordinary accomplishment" amounting to almost twice the starting salary of a Border Patrol agent.

However, the president wasn't as willing to provide detailed answers when asked about the agents during the exit interview.

Gizzi asked Bush, "Are you going to pardon Ramos and Compean? Are you talking with them?"
He replied flatly, "I'm not talking pardons."

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

This is something that will always leave a stink that will never go away. President Bush needs (( needed) to pardon Ramos and Compean. And also I was hoping he would also pardon all those who fought in the War on Terror -- a blanket pardon to stop the coming leftist witch-hunts .

All this concern about people who’ve broken the law, invaded the country and who don’t give two cents for the culture, values, language, or anything else the US stands for, and not one tear shed for US citizens.

I don't see the shooting an invader in the butt as a crime, not by anyone. I think they should have been given medals for trying to repel an invader from a foreign country.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me. Mark 3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment 1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead VN 66-67

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Pentagon: 61 Ex-Guantanamo Inmates Return to Terrorism

Pentagon: 61 ex-Guantanamo inmates return to terrorism


The Pentagon said on Tuesday that 61 former detainees from its military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, appear to have returned to terrorism since their release from custody.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said 18 former detainees are confirmed as "returning to the fight" and 43 are suspected of having done in a report issued late in December by the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Morrell declined to provide details such as the identity of the former detainees, why and where they were released or what actions they have taken since leaving U.S. custody.

"This is acts of terrorism. It could be Iraq, Afghanistan, it could be acts of terrorism around the world," he told reporters.

Morrell said the latest figures, current through December 24, showed an 11 percent recidivism rate, up from 7 percent in a March 2008 report that counted 37 former detainees as suspected or confirmed active militants.

Rights advocates said the lack of details should call the Pentagon's assertions into question.

"Until enough information is provided to allow the press and the public to verify these claims, they need to be viewed with a healthy degree of skepticism," said Jennifer Daskal, a Washington-based lawyer for Human Rights Watch.

Rights advocates contend that many Guantanamo detainees have never taken up arms against the United States and say the Defense Department in the past has described former detainees as rejoining "the fight" because they spoke out against the U.S. government.

"The Defense Department sees that the Guantanamo detention operation has failed and they are trying to launch another fear mongering campaign to justify the indefinite detention of detainees there," said Jamil Dakwar, human rights director at the American Civil Liberties Union.

President-elect Barack Obama, who takes office next Tuesday, is expected to issue an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison. Defense Secretary Robert Gates also favors shuttering Guantanamo.

But the prison is unlikely to shut until after U.S. officials settle a myriad of legal and logistic issues, including a solution on where to house its occupants.

About 255 men are still held at the U.S.-run naval base in Cuba, a symbol of aggressive interrogation methods that exposed the United States to allegations of torture.

Pentagon officials say that about 110 detainees should never be released because of the potential danger they pose to U.S. interests.

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

It is not if but when we will be attacked again. How about a tracking chip with a remote detonator!


....Thank you Lynn for the image of GITMO.

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January 13, 2009

Hamas Reinstates Crucifixions of Christians

Video : Why Christians should fear Hamas?

Hamas Reinstates Crucifixions of Christians


By: Nicole Jansezian

While the world focused on Hamas militants launching rockets from Gaza at southern Israel, the terrorist organization also voted quietly to implement Islamic law in the Gaza Strip, including crucifixion of Christians, according to reports in the Arabic press.

The traditional Muslim criminal code, known as Sharia law, includes penalties such as amputation of limbs for stealing and the death penalty, including crucifixion, for actions Hamas deems detrimental to “Palestinian interests,” including collaborating with Israel.

The new law was reported on the Al-Arabiya Web site and in the London-based Saudi-owned newspaper Al-Hayat, which wrote that the implementation of Sharia law has “brought criticism and concern from human rights organizations in the Gaza Strip.”

But the media scarcely took notice when the decision was reported during the Christian holidays as fighting between Hamas and Israel escalated in late December.

“Hamas’ endorsement of nailing enemies of Islam to crosses came at the same time it renewed its jihad,” Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick wrote on Dec. 26. “Here, too, Hamas wanted to make sure that Christians didn’t feel neglected as its fighters launched missiles at Jewish day care centers and schools.”

Christians are a minority in Gaza, numbering fewer than 2,000 residents among 1.6 million in the Strip. After Hamas came to power, the Islamic group began enforcing sharia law more strictly, though not officially. Christians were the first to feel the squeeze. Some Christian men felt compelled to grow beards and women donned head scarves to downplay their identities as non-Muslims.

Sharia law is implemented fully in some nations, including Iran and Saudi Arabia.

When Palestinian voters elected Hamas in 2006, organization spokesman Hamed Bitawi declared: “The Quran is our constitution, Muhammad is our prophet, jihad is our path, and dying as martyrs for the sake of Allah is our biggest wish.”

Palestinian officials in Gaza denied the adoption of Islamic law. However, Palestinian Media Watch, an organization that monitors the Arab press, says the group is lying.

“Contrary to today’s denials, official Hamas leaders have proudly announced in the Hamas-run media in the last two months that this Islamic penal code was being prepared,” the media watchdog said. “Indeed, senior Hamas leaders went so far as to say that when these laws are implemented, they will have force not only in Gaza but also in the West Bank.”

Media Watch also noted that Hamas newspaper Al-Rissala reported, “The Bureau of Islamic Law is preparing a penal code in order to implement Sharia-Islamic Law.”

Hamas has financial backing from Iran, which supplies the group with rockets and weapons used to attack Israel. Despite espousing separate branches of Islam — Hamas is Sunni; Iran is Shiite — the organization shares the expressed wish of Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to wipe out Israel. The Hamas charter states: “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”

Israel withdrew unilaterally, both residents and soldiers, from the Gaza Strip in 2005, leaving the territory entirely under Palestinian jurisdiction. Then, in a coup in 2007, Hamas took over the Gaza Strip, ousting its rival party Fatah and assassinating Fatah loyalists. Since then, rocket fire launched at Israel’s southern communities increased. In December, a six-month period of calm collapsed and led to Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, the bombings and attacks against Hamas militants in Gaza in retaliation for bombings of Israel.

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

The Hamas that trains their children from birth absolute hate for Jews and all non-Muslims - and trains them to wear bomb belts, to play “kill the Jew” as a regular playground game, and uses their women and children as cover to shoot at Israelis. They teach to hate America, to hate Israel, to hate Jews and Christians from such a young age. Their books, their games for children are all about hate and killing the people of the book ( Jews and Christians).

The Hamas has to be taken out, destroyed.

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

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

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Officials Turn Down The CHEAT Al Franken Request in Minn. Race

Officials turn down Franken request in Minn. race


ST. PAUL, Minn

Democrat Al Franken was quickly turned down Monday when he asked Minnesota's governor and secretary of state to issue an election certificate that would let him take office in the Senate.

In letters the campaign sent to Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, Franken's lawyers argued that a seven-day waiting period for issuing the certificate after an election has passed and he should get the signed certificate. But the state officials said their hands were tied by state law and they could not act.

Franken led Republican Norm Coleman by 225 votes after a statewide recount that was completed Jan. 5.

Coleman is suing over the result, claiming there were irregularities on Election Day and during the recount.

Minnesota law prevents officials from issuing an election certificate until legal matters are resolved. But Franken's legal team argues that federal election law entitles Franken to receive the certificate before the lawsuit is settled.

"The people of Minnesota are down a senator in the U.S. Senate. This is an opportunity for Governor Pawlenty and Secretary Ritchie to ensure the interests of all Minnesotans are represented in Washington," Franken lawyer Marc Elias told reporters in a conference call. He didn't rule out a lawsuit.
In a statement, Ritchie said state law requires him and the governor to turn down Franken's request.
"Minnesota law is very clear on when a certificate of election can be issued. Neither the governor nor I may sign a certificate of election in the U.S. Senate race until all election contests have reached a final determination," Ritchie's statement read.

The statement didn't specifically address Franken's argument that federal law supercedes the state law.

Pawlenty echoed Ritchie, saying it is clear the law won't allow him to issue a certificate while the race is being contested in court.

Coleman campaign manager Cullen Sheehan dismissed the move as a power play meant to get around Franken's need to defend the election outcome in court.

"He can't and won't be seated in a seat he didn't win, so he is trying this underhanded attempt to blatantly ignore the will of Minnesotans and the laws of the state," Sheehan said.

Franken's campaign was due to file a response to Coleman's lawsuit later Monday. Elias characterized the Coleman action as "riddled with errors that are fatal to much if not all of the claims made in the petition."

By law, a trial on the lawsuit must start within three weeks of its filing, which occurred last Tuesday. It will be heard by a three-judge panel that includes one Republican appointee, one Democratic appointee and one named by an independent governor.

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

Standard Democrat election strategy. Recount until you "find" enough new ballots to change the result and then stop.

What a total mess they have in Minn. And the only reason is because of the democrats! They just can't do things legally and orderly. They have to LIE, CHEAT and STEAL to try and win. Heck Obama did that when he stole all those votes from Hillary Clinton. Dead people voting, ACORN, etc, all things the Democrats have their filthy hands into.

Here are the facts. Coleman won the election by approximately 700 votes. Then a bunch of mysterious BS “corrections” reduced his lead to about 200 votes before the recount even started. Then, during the recount, boxes of mysterious extra votes kept turning up for Franken, coming from the strangest places.

Al Franken will never be a legitimate U.S. Senator, even if he is officially certified and takes the seat. There won’t be any justice until Coleman takes his rightful Senate position and Franken takes a position in federal prison for stealing the election.

....Thank you Darth for sending the article to me.

U.S. Airforce
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Prince Harry's Remarks No Big Deal


It begins as the Prince—about to embark on training as a combat helicopter pilot—joins other cadets gathering at an airport for their flight to Cyprus. He is behind the camcorder, panning around sleeping comrades waiting for their flight.

As he films one cadet lying on the departure lounge floor, he says:

“This is luxury. And here is our first example of possibly how to admin yourself (slang for looking after your kit and keeping yourself in good order) in the terminal awaiting the RAF.”

The camera pans over other snoozing soldiers, with Harry commenting “now that is bad admin, bad admin” before he suddenly stops and zooms in on the face of an unsuspecting Asian cadet yards away.

“Anybody else around here? . . . Ah, our little Paki friend . . . Ahmed,” he whispers.

After arriving in Cyprus, Harry is on exercise with his platoon when he makes his second offensive racist comment. Once again he is behind the camera, filming in the dark.

One of his comrades has put what appears to be some camouflage over his head and as he looks up at the lens Harry says: “It’s Dan the Man . . . F*** me, you look like a raghead. Look at me. Look at me . . . look away.”

The video— obtained by the News of the World— then shows the Prince on manoeuvres in Cyprus with his comrades. Harry plays on-screen reporter, turning the video on himself as he walks along. Then still a Sandhurst military cadet, he sarcastically mocks the exercise they have been given to do.

“It’s hot, very hot. Let me quickly show you the camp, let me show you the pointless tasks,” he says.
“Maybe not pointless tasks, we have been given by the real Company Sergeant Major, which apparently is all very much worthwhile towards our education in the field.” The camcorder is passed to another squaddie. A cadet then introduces Harry as “Mr Wales“ and says the prince is “going to attempt to deliver a set of deliberate night attack orders in 30 seconds”.

The camera focuses on the Prince as he sits pretending to finish a call to the Queen.

I’ve got to go, got to go. Send my love to the corgis. Send my love to the corgis and Grandpa” before making his “God Save You” insult.
Afterwards he pops a cigarette in his mouth before barking orders about an upcoming exercise, saying “we will be wearing smocks, body armour, helmet, and all the usual s**t”. After giving the orders the exercise descends into farce when the Prince, wielding an army knife, asks his men if there are any questions.

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

Nothing racist about what he said. A terrorist killer can and should be called anything you want. If there were more Harrys in the world Britain might still be the Great Britain that we used to know.

He seems to have a good personality and good at keeping morale high.

I think they are maknig way too much about this.

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

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

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Socialist Obama and His Climate Czar Choice Socialist Ties As Well

Carol M. Browner has been tapped as the coordinator of climate and energy policies.

Obama climate czar has socialist ties

The Washington Times

Until last week, Carol M. Browner, President-elect Barack Obama's pick as global warming czar, was listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group's Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which calls for "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change.

By Thursday, Mrs. Browner's name and biography had been removed from Socialist International's Web page, though a photo of her speaking June 30 to the group's congress in Greece was still available.

Socialist International, an umbrella group for many of the world's social democratic political parties such as Britain's Labor Party, says it supports socialism and is harshly critical of U.S. policies.

The group's Commission for a Sustainable World Society, the organization's action arm on climate change, says the developed world must reduce consumption and commit to binding and punitive limits on greenhouse gas emissions.

Mr. Obama, who has said action on climate change would be a priority in his administration, tapped Mrs. Browner last month to fill a new position as White House coordinator of climate and energy policies. The appointment does not need Senate confirmation.

Mr. Obama's transition team said Mrs. Browner's membership in the organization is not a problem and that it brings experience in U.S. policymaking to her new role.

Mrs. Browner ran the Environmental Protection Agency under President Clinton. Until she was tapped for the Obama administration, she was on the board of directors for the National Audubon Society, the League of Conservation Voters, the Center for American Progress and former Vice President Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection.

Her name has been removed from the Gore organization's Web site list of directors, and the Audubon Society issued a press release about her departure from that organization.

Republicans said Mrs. Browner's work with Socialist International raises questions.

Socialist International bills itself as the world body of democratic socialist movements. It includes members ranging from Israel's Labor Party and France's Socialist Party to Angola's MPLA, which won the 1970s Angolan civil war with the aid of Soviet arms and Cuban troops.

The Democratic Socialists of America, not the Democratic Party, is listed as the group's U.S. representative.

Socialist International regularly blasts the construction of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Socialist International was congratulatory when Mr. Obama won the election, issuing a statement noting that "the sky may seem a bit brighter today.

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

“rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change”

How much do we need to shrink, and how exactly do they plan to shrink it?

Eric Holder, Hilda Solis, & now Carol Browner: All far-left over-the-top socialists. What were the 52.7% who voted for this zero thinking? Just wait until he gets his hands on Supreme Court nominees.

Wouldn’t it be easier to just list the people in Ho-bama's administration who DON’T have socialist ties?

....Thank you Richard ( Richard is Lynn's husband) for sending this article to me.

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Obama to Issue Order Closing Gitmo During First Week in Office

Obama to Issue Order Closing Gitmo During First Week in Office

President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to issue an order during his first week in office to close Guantanamo Bay.

FOX news

President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to issue an executive order his first week in office -- and perhaps his first day -- to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to two presidential transition team advisers.

It's unlikely the detention facility at the Navy base in Cuba will be closed anytime soon. In an interview last weekend, Obama said it would be "a challenge" to close it even within the first 100 days of his administration.

But the order, which one adviser said could be issued as early as Jan. 20, would start the process of deciding what to do with the estimated 250 Al Qaeda and Taliban suspects and potential witnesses who are being held there.

Detainees held on U.S. soil would have certain legal rights that they were not entitled to while imprisoned in Cuba. It's also not clear if they would face trial through the current military tribunal system, or in federal civilian courts, or though a to-be-developed legal system that would mark a hybrid of the two.

Where to imprison the detainees also is a problem.

And then there is this..................

Kansas senators don't want Gitmo detainees


Jan. 5 (UPI)

The two U.S. senators from Kansas say they don't want terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to be transferred to the Fort Leavenworth U.S. Army base.

Republican Sen. Sam Brownback has introduced legislation to ban the use of federal funds for any transfer of the detainees to Leavenworth. Fellow Republican Sen. Pat Roberts also opposes using the Kansas military facility to house "enemy combatants" from Guantanamo, The Kansas City Star reported Monday.

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has vowed to close the U.S. military detention facility in Guantanamo, and his aides are exploring the options of sending some of the prisoners to Fort Leavenworth's disciplinary barracks among other U.S. sites, the newspaper said.
"They plan to close Guantanamo Bay, which I understand," Brownback said recently at the Leavenworth barracks, "... to move them to another location in the United States. I'm saying this one doesn't fit."
Brownback said such a move would disrupt the fort's primary mission of training officers at the Command General Staff College, while Roberts added bringing Guantanamo detainees to Kansas "would be placing Americans in harm's way. It would be a logistical nightmare," the Star reported.

And also this...........................

Australia rejects Gitmo detainee request


Australia will not be among the nations accepting terror suspects now held at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the government has announced.

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard, in the second such rejection within a year, said Saturday the latest decision was based on "stringent national security and immigration considerations," the BBC reported.

And lastly this............

Britian reluctant to take Gitmo detainees


Some nations are expressing wariness about U.S. requests for them to accept detainees from the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, military prison, diplomatic leaders said.

British officials also indicated a reluctance to accept former Guantanamo prisoners, saying they haven't been asked to do so, The New York Times reported.

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

Now this makes no sense at all. Why oh why do they want to close GITMO. It is such a perfect place for these priosners. It is like if something works why change it. It is going to cause all kinds of probllems and spreading the prisoners out around the world to places that might be talked in to taking them will only add to the confusion of the whole thing.

I will say he is NOT going to be able to do this for some time and not right away. This is a long process and no one wants them. Also this last Sunday on " This Week" with George Stephanolipis , the UnConstitutional President elect said differently, hahahaha more indecision but that is ok as long as it means they are not closing GITMO.

Obama is going to be the weakest “president” in US history. We are all in danger with this pansy in office. That’s stating the obvious, but still, come on, who on earth is going to fear the USA anymore and therefore show some restraint in harming us? We are all sitting ducks.

I am going to make a guess here as well that the next thing or close to it on Obama's agenda will be halting wiretaps on foreign radicals.

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January 12, 2009

President George W. Bush To Be On Sean Hannity’s New Show Tonight

One of the photos from this last year of President Bush and our troops.

President Bush to be on Hannity's new show tonight.

Fox News, 9 PM EST

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

We will never have a family in the White House again, like that of George & Laura. I’m sick to my stomach, to think of next week, and what we face with the new First Family to come.

God help us all...

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"One Pissed-Off Dude" by Gary Graham

One Pissed-Off Dude

Big Hollywood blog

by Gary Graham

I’m an American. This has always been my favorite label, but of late even that has seemed to mean less and less. Being called an American used to carry with it a certain pride and esprit de corps that now apparently is dated and passe. How else can one explain the rash of America-haters in our midst who only claim pride in America if a Leftist resides in the White House, and can only back a war effort if the decision to go to war was that of a Democrat.

I’m a Conservative. And I am also an actor who lives and works in Hollywood. Many of my friends advise me to keep that on the down-low, advise me to not speak up lest I scuttle any future employment prospects, so predominantly liberal is the entertainment biz. And yet I persist.

You see, I’m one pissed-off dude.

I’m told I’ll hurt my career if I continually spout off about Liberalism — which I see as a growing cancer in our society. Worldwide, I’ve seen Liberalism metastasize into virulent incarnations of Socialism, and, left unchecked, even into its malignant cousin, Communism. Only the arrogant or the somnambulist would think such a thing could never happen here. It’s a matter of increment. Once a group organizes into a coalition, it’s a short step to claiming the right to the property of another group. All that is necessary is for an individual’s right to personal property to become a secondary concern. The ‘needs’ of the group must supercede, dontcha know. It’s a vicious cycle – wants become needs become rights. The fact that the thievery is done at the behest of a ‘civilized’ government does not sanitize the crime.

“At least the highwayman has the decency to wear a mask.” – Author unknown.

So I’m told I should shut up. I make my living in the Hollywood community, and Hollywood is by and large run by Liberals. I’m told I need to stay quiet when the Left has their way over issues that affect my daily life. I’m told I need to learn how to get along with the Left, learn how to compromise. I need to be more open-minded. I need to be more tolerant.

I say F T S. Ask your 9-yr-old if you have trouble deciphering that. (No, wait, don’t.)

I don’t want to get along with the Left. I want to take them down. I want to expose their idiocy for what it is and reveal it as a harmful, dangerous succession of lies and deceptions. My friends say that that effort, aside from being fruitless, will cost me work. It will cost me my career. And I say Wait-a-minute, Bucko. Those folks who founded this country were willing to risk not only their careers, but their property, their families, their very lives…the least I can do in standing up for our precious freedoms is risk a silly television career. Not to compare myself with the brilliant thinkers who declared themselves independent of England and framed our Constitution…but those were some pretty pissed off dudes too. Compared to that, loss of a little TV or movie work seems pretty inconsequential. So in honor of Pissed Off Americans past and present, I rant.

I’m pissed off that everyone seems okay on having to press one for English. We’re supposed to be tolerant and understanding that maybe some folks who now live here (legally or not) might have trouble understanding what I’m saying to them if I speak in my native tongue, regardless of the extra cost to the rest of us. FTS.

I’m pissed that my sweet well-wishing friends and acquaintances now say “Happy Holidays” instead of Merry Christmas. Oh, we don’t want to offend the non-Christians, they’ll say. Again – FTS. ‘Happy Holidays’…nice and non-specific, soothingly generic. In keeping with the spirit of the season, I try not to show it – but I roll my eyes. Jeez, could you be any more spineless? Everybody walk on eggshells for the rest of your lives, living in perptual fear someone who holds a different religion, or sexual preference, or nationality is going to suffer some little offense if you actually wish them a lovely Christmas. “Oh we don’t celebrate Christmas.” “Oh, I’m so terribly sorry, I don’t mean to offend you. Please enjoy the Holiday of Winter Solstice and Earth Renewal Day or whatever your heart leads to celebrate, if indeed you are even feeling like celebrating anything.” Shut up! Smile and say thanks. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Ramadan, Soulful Kwanzaa…whatever. Smile and say Thanks.

Can we all stop taking ourselves so damn seriously for half a minute? Hey – life ain’t a popularity contest. So grow a pair. Speak your mind and if someone can’t handle it, request that they take a hike. How the hell did we ever survive life before the all-knowing, all-caring ACLU began to run interference for all our tender sensibilities? It’s a wonder any of us grew up without some crippling psychosis that drove us to chop up our grandmother. I’m old enough to remember when Common Sense ruled the day. (*cue the Cranky Old Man music)

It irks me that Democrats are always looking to raise my taxes. I’m patriotic if I take it up the bum and don’t squeal. What’s worse, they don’t even have the integrity to call them taxes. They call them ‘fees’, or even, ‘contributions’. As I learned the word, a contribution is a volitional act. Left to free choice, I say I choose to not contribute more than I already do. Let all those who say we are overtaxed stand up with me. Those who think different can form a line to the left…and we on the right will leave you completely free to contribute more. Raising taxes takes food off my family’s table. I regard people who advocate doing so in the same vein as I would the burglar I confront in the dead of night – an enemy.

I’m pissed that I study the political issues of the day, educate myself, stay informed daily by a multitude of news sources from all slants…and yet, come election day, my informed vote is cancelled by some numbskull who votes for the nicest smile, who doesn’t know who the current vice-president is, or which party controls Congress, and what’s more, doesn’t care. Am I the only one who thinks a basic intelligence and general knowledge test should be a prerequisite for voting for our leaders? No? Too radical a notion? Well, then, why not just make the winner of American Idol president and save all the drama? Everyone can text in their vote. And Paula, Randy, and Simon… the new cabinet. “Tonight the State of the Union speech will be sung by the President, backed up by Rascal Flatts…and special guest duet with Secretary of State David Archuleta…”

I’m pissed off by how soft many in our nation have become. How whimpy the tone, how spineless the resolve. What happened to that brutally real notion that people should be held responsible for his or her actions? Nowadays, it always seems to be someone else’s fault, whatever it is. Got a life of poverty, it’s rich folks doing it to you.

Alcohol addiction, substance abuse, your mother never said she loves you. Having trouble finding work, it’s the white, black, purple guys keeping you down. Your car company is going under, it’s the unfair business practices abroad and an economic downturn. Hey, nimrods – newsflash. LIFE IS HARD. The End. Get used to it, suck it up, get some spine, invent some if you have none, and GET ON WITH IT!!!! I’d like to offer, in utter compassion, and speaking on behalf of at least several like-minded bretheren out there, a class-action BITCH-SLAP to every mamby-pamby, limp-wristed douche-bag of a complainer who has the audacity to hope that we hard-working, God-fearing, America-loving taxpayers should be forced to give you one penny of our income to enable you further in your responsibility-shirking, self-destructive habits. Get your collective shiite together, friends. I am not, nor are my friends, my brother’s keeper. Though my heart is open enough to come to someone’s need should an honest and sincere calamity befall a brother or sister… when did destitution become a virtue? Did my snooze button malfunction causing me to oversleep a couple decades? When did begging become a noble venture? You see them standing there bravely, “God bless”and something about ‘can’t find work’ scrawled on their cardboard. Victims of society, of Bush/Cheney, of Ronald Reagan, of any heartless Republican administration. And worse – hey, I’ve seen the sign people on the offramps, I’ve seen the green flow as we assuage our prosperity guilt – these guys are cleaning up! Am I in the wrong business? When, dear friends, did panhandling become a lucrative industry? FTS!

(Side note: I’ve personally offered several of these beggars who had written “Will work for food” to buy them lunch if they’ll do some yard work and fence painting for me, and the reaction was always the same. Hell no! They just want cash, right now! Hmmm…and yet the sign said… Forget about the begging, whatever happened to truth in advertising?)

Who can identify virtue, when there is no shame?

And speaking of shame…have you on the Left no shame when it comes to calling evil EVIL? What’s in a name — a terrorist by any other name is a ‘Jihadist’. A freedom fighter. A rebel. But when are we going to admit that there is an evil movement out there dedicated to our destruction. And it ain’t Sarah Palin and George Bush. It’s radical Islam and they want to cut your personal head off simply because you’re not throwing in with them.

You’re not on your knees worshiping their boy Allah, so for this you and everyone like you all over the world must die and die now. But wait, it’s a ‘religion of peace’, we’re told. Wow, not the last time I looked. If Islam is a religion of peace, where are all the peace-loving Muslim leaders decrying the radicals’ murderous actions? The beheadings, the suicide bombings, the IED’s, the blowing up innocents on buses? Where are the peaceful Islamists’ protests against Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Queda, et al? You are a frog in a pot, Lefty – being boiled slowly, apparently too slowly for you to notice. Too much Climate Change on your mind to notice that the barbarians are at the gate. When the Nazis stormed into Jewish homes in 1939 I’m sure there were more than a few head-in-the sand myopic residents screaming about the troopers tracking mud on the carpet. If only they had had the ACLU to save the day… Human rights and clean carpets surely would have abound.

Speaking of climate change, while we’re at it…if the argument is over…and the facts are clear…how is it we can predict the climate twenty years hence, when we can’t even predict with much accuracy if my ass is going to get wet attending my friend’s kid’s Bar Mitzvah next weekend. When did we give the title to anyone with a PhD in front of their name the added moniker of ‘Soothsayer’? I read Paul Erhlich’s book, THE POPULATION BOMB in the early ‘70’s and it scared the begeebers out of me. By his prediction, each human being in 2008 would have less than a square meter of space to live in. (William F. Buckley voice: “Ahh…Mr. Erhlich was unavailable for comment, ahhh… but stressed the importance of keeping his line clear, lest the Nobel Prize committee call.”) And Mr. Gore – I do believe in Climate Change. It’s called summer, spring, winter and fall. Happens each year whether I drive my SUV or not. FTS!

Before I came up with the inspired notion of tossing my life away and becoming an actor…I was fully ensconsed in the science department at the University of California, Irvine. I know the way it works. The professors confided in me. You need a problem to study, better yet a crisis, or you don’t get funding for your research. It’s that simple. One professor of botany told me that these very high-tech ultra-violet cameras we were frolicking through the fields looking at flowers through cost the University $200 thousand dollars. Off my open-mouthed gape, he shrugged, “Gotta spend the money, or next year they cut us back.” So yeah, you’re going to find a ton of scientists who swear we’re killing the planet…and we desperately need another three million dollars to study the problem.

I’m confident I could find two hundred accredited scientists to join me in an exhaustive study to find out why belly button lint is demagnetizing the moon leading to global flooding…if only Bill Gates will step up with some coin. FTS!

Lastly…can we finally be done with all the hatred? George Bush is very soon to be out of a job. Time to let up on him a bit, don’t you think? Erase the hate, Lefties. You can stop proclaiming him to be the anti-christ, evil incarnate, the boogeyman, Darth Vader, or the Heartbreak of Psoriasis. The guy did his best. Like him, don’t like him, he kept us from attack for seven-and-a-half years so let it go. Your guy is in now, so relax. Have fun again. Laugh without derision. Smile without the snide. You remember how? Take off your flak jackets, it’s going to be okay. Our brave warriors did some serious ass-kicking in the Middle East, and though there’s no shortage of crazy Islamo-fascist bad guys yet to come, at least they know who they’re f*cking with.

Somehow along the way, so many of you forgot one simple, undeniable tenet: We’re the good guys. We’re not imperialists, or else we would’ve nuked the oil countries into radioactive dust, then moved in and taken the oil. We don’t ‘torture’ prisoners, or lawyers for the Gitmo ‘detainees’ would have CNN photographing the horrid scars and missing limbs. We don’t bully smaller, less developed nations. On the contrary, we expend our more precious asset: the blood of our brave, bright and courageous young men and women – all in committed effort to free them from despotic, brutal dictators. We are not brash. In 1991 we amassed a coalition of 34 nations before we acted to oust Saddam Hussein from Kuwait, and this after months and months of negotiations and U.N. resolutions. Twelve years later after waiting six months and seeing fourteen U.N. resolutions ignored by Hussein, George W. Bush had accrued a multi-national coalition and a majority vote in Congress before sending troops into Iraq. We are the big dog on the block. And yet we ask no penance from lesser countries. Instead we offer aid in the form of cash, medicine, and humanitarian help. When we go after bad guys in war, we don’t carpet bomb, or blow up civilian-filled buses. We have smart bombs that pinpoint targets to limit collateral civilian casualites. We’re the good guys. Only an entrenched self-loathing hatred of America will prevent you from seeing that. If that’s the case, you have my sympathy. But don’t let the door hit you on the way out. And yes, this is our country, whether a Democrat of a Republican occupies the White House.

Yeah, a lot of things piss me off. But I’m a ridiculously happy guy. I’m blessed with a wonderful family, terrific friends (many, many of them Liberals, oh yes), a strong Faith in God and a sweet certainty that this nation is on the side of good in the world…and that that good will overcome the bad.

I was asked by the founder of this site to write an article… an ‘opening salvo’. Considering who might read it, and who in Hollywood might be incensed, the temptation to parse words and couch my opinions was strong. But the guy in the mirror counsels me the loudest. I was always impressed with John Hancock, when, reminded that signing one’s name to that Declaration in Pennsylvania could very well lead to their deaths…solemnly stepped forward and with grand flourish signed his name in huge, legible script. In that grand spirit…

I hereby declare my independence…from the small-minded, America-hating, race-bating, Christian-bashing, class-warfare-waging, politically-correct, collectivist, Liberal Hollywood establishment.

Anybody got a problem with that, I’ll mapquest you directions to my front door, we’ll settle it like men.

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

This is an awesome article! A big thank you to Gary Graham for writing what needed to be said.

Somethiing about Gary you might like to know.

"Gary Graham was born in Long Beach, California and grew up in and around Orange County. The son of a medical doctor, he too aspired to a career in medicine. However, despite showing prowess in the medical sciences, Gary left pre-med to study theater arts at the University of California, Irvine, in the early seventies, before he won his first feature film role opposite George C. Scott in “HARDCORE.” Since that time Gary has appeared in numerous feature films such as “ROBOT JOX”, “THE LAST WARRIOR”, “MAN TROUBLE”, and “HOLLYWOOD KNIGHTS”, many TV movies and series, and from 1990 to 1996 starred as Matt Sikes in FOX TV's “ALIEN NATION”. More recently he was seen in recurring roles as Capt. Ingles on “J.A.G.” and as Ambassador Soval in “STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE”. Still active in the film business, Gary now is a producer for the new reality TV show, “THE ULTIMATE SHOOTER” and is working with Jace Hall and HD FILMS at Warner Brothers writing and producing the new internet webseries, “WHAT IF..?” He lives in a small town outside of Los Angeles, where he enjoys spending time with his family, working weekends as a volunteer Ski Patroller, golfing and flying."

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

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

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

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Obama Is A Failed President Elect! Sacrifice is His Favorite Word!

Obama on This Week with G. Stephanopoulos 01/11/09...this is part 2 of three videos. This is the one where Obama speaks about everyone is going to have to make sacrifices.

Obama Calls for 'Grand Bargain' on Economy: 'Everybody's Going to Have to Give'

ABC news blog from the show "This Week"

by George Stephanopoulos

In my exclusive interview with Barack Obama airing tomorrow on This Week, the president-elect told me that fixing our economy over the long term will require sacrifice from every American and scaling back some of his campaign promises.

"Our challenge is going to be identifying what works and putting more money into that, eliminating things that don’t work, and making things that we have more efficient. But I’m not suggesting, George, I want to be realistic here, not everything that we talked about during the campaign are we going to be able to do on the pace we had hoped," Obama told me in his first interview since arriving back in Washington, DC as president-elect.

I asked the president-elect, "At the end of the day, are you really talking about over the course of your presidency some kind of grand bargain? That you have tax reform, healthcare reform, entitlement reform including Social Security and Medicare, where everybody in the country is going to have to sacrifice something, accept change for the greater good?"

"Yes," Obama said.

"And when will that get done?" I asked.

"Well, right now, I’m focused on a pretty heavy lift, which is making sure we get that reinvestment and recovery package in place. But what you described is exactly what we’re going to have to do. What we have to do is to take a look at our structural deficit, how are we paying for government? What are we getting for it? And how do we make the system more efficient?"

"And eventually sacrifice from everyone?" I asked.

"Everybody’s going to have to give. Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game," Obama said.

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

I am already making a sacrifice, having to know and see and hear Barack Hussein Obama as President of the USA for 4 years. Not my President but for those that voted for him or want him.

When do the Government servants suffer and Sacrifice, Congress got their raises and Barney Frank and Dodd, Pelosi, Reid etc. and all the other guilty will not be punished for what they did that got us in this stupid situation.

Obama and the Democrats can suffer first, and then those who drank the kool aid and elected the Kenyan Socialist.

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

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

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California Woman Raises Troop Morale With 'Pin-Ups for Vets' Calendar

California Woman Raises Troop Morale, Funds With 'Pin-Ups for Vets' Calendar

FOX news

Pin-up art — a morale-booster for troops fighting overseas during World War II — is making a comeback, or will be if a California woman has anything to say about it.

Gina Elise, 26, is bringing retro back with her third annual "Pin-Ups for Vets" calendar, which features herself in costumes and poses that were popular among America's fighting men in the 1940s. Profits from the sales of the calendars provide assistance to U.S. military hospitals.

About two years ago, I started hearing stories of wounded soldiers that were coming back to underfunded hospitals, so I just decided that I really wanted to do something to help out,” Elise told “I‘ve always been a huge fan of the pin-up era, so I figured I can sort of combine my love for this era to not only use the money for the hospitals but also help boost morale with the calendars themselves.”

The UCLA grad started spreading the word about the project in hopes of enlisting some help.

“Some people thought I was nuts," she said. "But I have a lot of friends that are artists and photographers and costume designers that actually donated their time and services. Wal-Mart also gave me a community grant to help get the project off the ground.”

And it soared right to the Web. At, with a donation of $22 or more, anyone can purchase a calendar for themselves, a hospitalized veteran or a deployed service member, along with a personal message of appreciation.

If the calendar is being sent overseas, Elise mails it in a care package. For those recovering in U.S. hospitals, she hand-delivers every calendar.

“I go there and I ask things like their name and their birthday and show them their birth month on the calendar. A lot of these veterans don’t get visitors, so to see their reaction when I show up is really rewarding,” she said.
“At one VA hospital in San Diego, I left the room after talking to a veteran and all the nurses rushed toward me saying they were in shock because he’d suffered a traumatic brain injury and that was the first time he’d spoken in a month!”

Loreleye Winn, director of voluntary resources at San Diego’s Veterans Affairs hospital, recalled one of Elise’s visits.

“She was dressed like a '40s pin-up lady, and she passed out some calendars to the patients and went around to their bedsides,” Winn said. “They really enjoyed it and it just was a pleasure to have someone come in and visit.”

Winn isn’t the only one singing "Pin-Ups'" praises.

“There have been five flags flown over military bases in Iraq in honor of the project, and I also received the 2007 California Junior Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Young Californian award,” Elise said.

Thus far, “Pin-Ups for Vets” has raised $20,000, with proceeds from 2007 going to Loma Linda VA Hospital in Loma Linda, Calif., and proceeds from 2008 awarded to San Diego’s Naval Medical Center.

And Elise says she gets back more than she gives.

“It’s really inspiring when you are going into these hospitals, especially Walter Reed, where they have the most severe cases, and you’re seeing double amputees, triple amputees, people with severe illnesses, and yet they’re still so strong,” she said. “They’re some of the bravest people I’ve ever met.”

webiste for her project

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

What a great idea, I just love things that make the day better for our Veterans and our troops.

......Thank you Lynn for this story.

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America Hating Corrupt Harry Reid’s Land Grab

Harry Reid’s Land Grab


by Amanda Carpenter

It’s hard to pinpoint the worst part of the public lands legislation bill Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling up for an under-the-radar Sunday vote.

The 1200-page, pork-laden, $10 billion proposal locks up millions of acres of energy-rich property by designating it as environmentalist-friendly “federal wilderness” area where not even as much as a bicycle would be permitted to travel across the land. Many of these areas recently became available when the ban on domestic drilling in Western states expired last fall and the liberal left couldn’t muster the courage to keep it in place due to rising energy prices. Now Democratic leaders are using different legislative strategies to put a new kind of ban in place.

One Republican House staffer put it this way: “Reid is going to make it federal land so no one can touch it. He’s locking up the equivalent of ANWR.”

Since the price of gasoline has dropped and attention has diverted to other matters, such as President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration, Leader Reid has made the land grab a priority and is calling members of the Senate back to Washington on Sunday to rush it through.

For example, one piece of the bill that has drawn the ire of the Wall Street Journal is a provision sponsored by Rep. Barney Frank (D.-Mass.). He’d like to make a robust, container shipping port located in his district’s Taunton River into a scenic tourist destination. This would have the liberally convenient side effect of killing a proposal to create a terminal to import liquefied natural gas.

For the rest of the article go HERE



The U.S. Senate passed the bill Sunday by a vote of 66-12.

Majority Leader Harry Reid was successful in corralling enough votes to advance his $10 billion land grab, despite 17 Republicans who protested the bill by skipping the vote altogether.

Basically, by using "federal wilderness" laws and other environental designations, the Democratic Congress is locking-up energy-rich domestic lands. Instead of putting a new energy ban in place, they are just going to let the federal government absorb them so they'll never be developed.

66 senators supported the bill over 12 who voted "nay" on it. Not a single Democratic senator voted against it.

Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming would vote on the bill. He supported a provision to prohibit energy exploration in state. He DID vote for the bill. So did Barrasso's fellow Wyoming Republican Sen. Mike Enzi.

Other Republicans who crossed party lines with Barrasso and Enzi to help Reid pass the omnibus were:

Thad Cochran
Susan Collins
Mike Crapo
Orrin Hatch
Richard Lugar
Lisa Murkowski
Jim Risch
Olympia Snowe
Roger Wicker

Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urged his colleagues oppose the bill, protesting the way Reid rushed the bill through. His Communications Director Don Stewart told Townhall, "Sen. McConnell is disappointed this parks bill restricts development of energy resources at a time when we should be doing much more to become energy independent. And less than a week after the CBO announced a staggering $1.2 trillion federal deficit, he questions the merits of rushing a bill that commits to spending billions more of taxpayer dollars."

The bill will now be sent over to the House where it could be significantly amended by House Republicans although they'll be forced to be very creative. Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently passed a new rules package that took powerful tools away from the minority when it comes to amending legislation.

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

The socialists want to control everything possible so they limit the space to exercize freedom, and also stop and future drilling for Oil.

Harry Reid is my enemy, and I am so sick of this slime that he is and the rest of his partners in crime.

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

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

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Democrats Use The Word Democracy But They Are Wrong

The American Form of Government

An explanation of the various forms of government and political systems, and why America is not a democracy, but a republic.

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

The difference between a Democracy and a Republic something so many seem to have forgotten. And the lefties LOVE to use the word, acting like they don't know the difference. I honeslty think they are doing it on purpopse because they want it to be a democracy and NOT a Repuiblic. Never trust a democrat!

Watch this video and then get the word out to as many people as necessary. This is something all school age children should see. I've watched it half a dozen times already trying to memorize some of it.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:40 AM | Comments (8)

January 11, 2009

IDF: 300 Hamas operatives killed in Gaza

Israeli army paratroopers take part in the fight against Hamas militants

Israeli army paratroopers Captain Amit Kaufman (R) leads his soldiers in the fight against Hamas militants on January 10

An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires a shell towards Gaza from its position outside the northern Gaza Strip January 10, 2009. Israel pressed on with a punishing Gaza offensive and Hamas fired more rockets into the Jewish state on Saturday

Palestinians gather next to a building used by the Islamic group Hamas after it was hit in an Israeli missile strike in the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza City,. Israeli jets and helicopters bombarded Gaza.

IDF: 300 Hamas operatives killed in Gaza

The Jesusalem Post

IDF troops in the Gaza Strip on Saturday targeted Hamas operative Amir Mansi, a senior member of Izzadin Kassam, the group's military wing.

A senior commander of IDF operations in the Strip said that Mansi was the head of the Gaza Strip rocket division, and was previously involved in dozens of rocket attacks against Israel in recent weeks.

He was also known to be a close associate of Hizbullah, and received information from the group on a regular basis.

Mansi was killed while attempting to fire mortars at Givati troops at Jabal Rice, in the northern Gaza Strip. Two other combatants were also hit.

The IDF commander said the fact that Mansi was personally involved in attacking Israeli troops showed that the Hamas military wing was in a serious state of distress, as senior Hamas operatives would not ordinarily venture out into battlefields.

The IDF officer also said that entire companies of Hamas had been completely wiped out, and some Hamas fighters had gone AWOL or fled battlefields.

"They are afraid to come out and fight, that's why Mansi went out to fire rockets on his own," the officer said.

The officer also said that Hamas had replicated nature reserves that the IDF found in southern Lebanon in 2006, with built-up urban areas in Gaza City. The group was said to have built up tunnel systems in such a manner that if the IDF deepened its operation into the city, it would encounter face-to-face and hand-to-hand resistance.

Meanwhile, the IDF announced that at least 300 Hamas operatives have been killed since the ground offensive stage of Operation Cast Lead was launched a week ago. The IDF estimate was backed up by intelligence.

Also Saturday, IAF planes dropped leaflets warning Gaza residents of an escalation in attacks, as southern Israel came under more Palestinian rocket fire.

"The IDF will escalate the operation in the Gaza Strip," the leaflets said in Arabic. "The IDF is not working against the people of Gaza but against Hamas and the terrorists only. Stay safe by following our orders."

The leaflets urged Gaza residents not to help Hamas, and to stay away from its members.

The Israeli military said more than 15 terrorists were killed in fighting overnight Friday. It said aircraft attacked more than 40 targets including 10 rocket-launching sites, weapons-storage facilities, smuggling tunnels, an anti-aircraft missile launcher and gunmen.

Seven soldiers were lightly wounded during the operations and taken for medical treatment.

The dropping of the leaflets appeared to be partly a psychological tactic. Defense officials say they are prepared for a third stage of the offensive, in which ground troops would push much further into Gaza, but are still waiting for approval from the government.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity as they were discussing classified information, said the army has also planned a fourth stage which calls for a full reoccupation of Gaza and toppling of Hamas.

The Associated Press reported that during the day an Israeli tank shell landed outside a home in the northern Gaza town of Jebalya, killing nine people as they sat outside in their garden. Separately, a woman was killed by an Israeli air strike in the southern town of Rafah.

During the night, troops from the infantry, tanks, artillery, engineering and intelligence corps were engaging with Hamas operatives. Snipers fired at soldiers from the Paratroopers Brigade. The troops fired back and reported a hit. Mortar shells were fired at soldiers from the Givati infantry brigade. Troops returned mortar fire.

Between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, the military halted fire in order to allow the transfer of humanitarian aid into Gaza. The "humanitarian corridor" has been observed daily since Wednesday.

Wild Thing's comment......

GO ISRAEL! No cease-fire until all objectives are met!. Run them into the ground. Tha Hamas are killers and need to be wiped out. I am so proud of the IDF.

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

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

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Last Days for Marine Were True Finest Hours

Gaspar Musso, USMC during WW11 days

Last days for Marine were true Finest hours

Daily News

Sometimes when old Marines die they do fade away into unmarked graves in Potter's Field.

Such might have been the case for Gaspar Musso, USMC 925050, who fought in the Battle of Tinian in the Marianas Islands in 1944 and who died Nov. 15 at age 84 in a Brooklyn nursing home.

Enter Police Officer Susan Porcello, a PBA delegate at the 68th Precinct in Bay Ridge and one of those big-hearted New Yorkers who still make this the best city on Earth.

NYPD officer Susan Porcello

"No way was I going to let this brave old Marine who fought for his country in WWII get buried in Potter's Field," she says.

Porcello first met Musso back in July when she responded to a 911 ambulance call to the retired insurance broker's one-bedroom apartment on, appropriately, Marine Ave.

"When my partner, Eddie Ennis, and I arrived at his apartment Gaspar seemed a little bit down about himself," Porcello says. "He said he felt alone in the world. We talked to him a bit and as I looked around his tidy apartment I noticed that he had served in the military - the Marines to be exact."
Porcello asked him about family and friends. "Look around you, what do you see?" Musso said. "I have no family or friends."
To which Porcello said, "Well, I'm your friend."

Right there, with those four beautiful words, Gaspar Musso was destined to die with the dignity he'd earned with a rifle in his hands, fighting in a USMC uniform, in a war that saved civilization.

If she didn't already wear a badge, you'd want to pin a star on Susan Porcello.

Musso, a diabetic with a host of other age-related maladies, had accidentally overdosed on his prescription medications. Porcello accompanied him to Lutheran Medical Center.

"I told him I'd be back to visit him and take him to a senior center where he could make some friends," said Porcello, who comes from a big Italian family with a mom, dad, three sisters and a brother.
"I told him I was making him my 'Grandpa,' and if he liked, he could spend Thanksgiving with my family. Eddie and I discussed alternating holidays with Gaspar so he wouldn't be alone for any of them."
Two days later Musso was placed in critical care. Porcello asked hospital staff where he'd be buried if he didn't make it. "Potter's Field," said one administrator.
"This infuriated me," said Porcello. "There was no way I was going to let a man who fought for our country be buried in Potter's Field. Not on my watch!"

Porcello told the hospital to keep her apprised of Musso's condition. She had a local priest visit him. Porcello even asked NYPD's Missing Person's Squad to search for next of kin.

No luck.

Musso had been an only child to Anthony and Marie Musso, both deceased. He had no other relatives. Musso's only friend, an upstairs neighbor, had died the year before.

After his health improved, Musso asked Porcello to become his official health proxy.

She transferred him to Caton Park Nursing Home, where he was treated extremely well. She visited him often, learning that Musso was born May 7, 1924, joined the USMC in December 1943, finished training at Camp Lejune in March 1944 and was fighting with the 2nd Marines on Tinian Island by July 1944.

"I visited Gaspar on Nov. 13, bringing him rosary beads, a Bible, and his reading glasses," she said.

"The next day, Nov. 14, I returned and found Gaspar sitting up in a chair, dressed in his own clothes. Looking great."
Porcello washed his hands and face, trimmed his nails and eyebrows and asked if he was coming to her house for Thanksgiving. "I'm trying!" he said. He also asked Porcello to bring him a Christmas wreath for his room.

The next morning Porcello received a phone call saying that Gaspar Musso had died peacefully in his sleep.

No way was she going to let her good friend be toe-tagged and buried in Potter's Field.

Porcello paid out of her own pocket for a wake at McLaughlin's on Third Ave. and a mass at St. Patrick's Church in Bay Ridge, where a crowd of good-hearted cops from the 68th Precinct filled the pews, six serving as pallbearers. Sgt. Angel Rosa of the 68th, also a Marine, arranged for a USMC honor guard at Musso's funeral.

Then taps blew over Gaspar Musso, United States Marine, as he was buried next to his mother at Resurrection Cemetery in Staten Island.

With the dignity he deserved.

Semper Fi

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

I cried when I read this, what a beautiful story and so touching to see a person reach out to a Veteran , one of our Heroes, like this. God bless Porcello for making a difference in this world.

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

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

......And a Hat tip and thank you to Goth Guy for his blog, Gerbil Droppings.

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Golden Retriever Puppy with Baby Kittens

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LOL this is so cute, one of the kitties decides the puppy is ok to make a friend with. haha It is so cute to see how the interplay goes on between the two of them.

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Jew Haters aka Those Who Side With The Hamas


"Moderate" British Muslims warned that Gaza backlash was about to hit England

Protesters clash with police as 100,000 strong London Gaza demo descends into violence


Violent clashes occurred between police and around 20,000 protesters outside the Israeli Embassy in London - with an estimated 100,000 protesters airing their views around the city.

Windows were smashed and policemen were injured - with one officer knocked unconscious in the running battles and two requiring treatment for facial injuries.
The protesters - mainly young men - knocked down barriers threw missiles including eggs, red paint, sticks and shoes as 300 officers in full riot gear tried to maintain the peace.
There were reports that some protesters had tried to set fire to police vans.
The violence, which broke out in front of the Israeli Embassy, appeared to be led by a hard-core of masked and hooded youths.
A national demonstration against Israel's attack marched from Speakers' Corner at Hyde Park today to the Israeli embassy in High Street Kensington.


Gaza conflict fuelling anger in UK, Muslims warn Brown

UK: Muslim Leaders Issue Veiled Threat to British Government, Back Hamas and Oppose Israel or Face More Jihadist Terror.....

Anger within Britain's Muslim communities over the Gaza conflict has reached "acute levels of intensity" that could have repercussions for national security, leading Muslims will warn Gordon Brown today.

In a letter to the prime minister, representatives of Muslim organisations will say the Israeli government's use of "disproportionate force" to combat threats to its security has "revived extremist groups" and "empowered their message of violence and perennial conflict".

The letter, a copy of which can be read on the Guardian's Comment is Free website, also says that the "current, partisan and simplified narrative" emanating from the White House is of "serious and direct harm" to relations between the UK, North America and Arab countries.

They say it is imperative for the UK to distance itself from the Bush government. The letter goes on: "We urge you to make concerted and successful efforts to convince the US administration of the dangers of its approach and to ensure the incoming Obama administration forges a more enlightened direction. We also believe the UK - bilaterally and as part of the EU - has an important role to demonstrate to Israel that the threshold of acceptable behaviour has been perilously transgressed."

The letter adds: "As you are aware, the anger within UK Muslim communities has reached acute levels of intensity. The Israeli government's use of disproportionate force ... has revived extremist groups and empowered their message of violence and perennial conflict. For Muslims in the UK and abroad, we run the risk of potentially creating a loss of faith in the political process."

Their intervention follows a meeting on Tuesday between Bill Rammell, foreign and commonwealth affairs minister, and 30 people drawn from Muslim organisations such as the Muslim Council of Britain and the Islamic Society of Britain.

In what was said to be a testy meeting, representatives told Rammell the government's position on Gaza could provoke UK terrorist attacks.One of those present was Dr Hany el-Banna, youth worker and co-founder and president of the charity Islamic Relief.

A perceived double standard has alarmed the Young Muslims Advisory Group (YMAG), which the government launched last October to help prevent violent extremism. The group sent a letter to Brown this week saying government failure to condemn Israeli action against Palestinians was undermining efforts to reduce homegrown radicalisation.

The letter, first published in Muslim Youth, said:"We are in grave danger of sending a message to youth today that the mass murder of civilians can be justified if the right grievances are cited. In the current climate there is a real danger young people who witness the impotence of institutions that are supposed to be protecting innocent life will turn to other organisations in an effort to make their voices heard and the violence stop."



Angry Indonesian Muslim students stormed a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant Thursday in protest against Israel's military strikes on the Gaza Strip.
About 300 protesters gathered outside the US fast food outlet in Palu, Central Sulawesi, waving Palestinian flags, burning US and Israeli emblems and carrying banners condemning Israel as a "terrorist and criminal" state.
A handful of demonstrators then stormed the restaurant, overturning tables and chairs.
"KFC's license is from America, an important Israeli ally. In consuming US products it means that we give financial contributions to Israel's military strikes on the Palestinian people," protest coordinator Maful Haruna said.


Outrage over proposal to boycott Jewish-owned shops

Jewish leaders in Rome today expressed outrage over a trades union proposal to "identify and boycott" Jewish-owned shops in the Italian capital amid fears of a resurgence of anti-Semitism linked to Israeli actions in Gaza.
Jewish leaders said the proposal, put forward by Giancarlo Desiderati, leader of the Flaica-Uniti-Cub union, which represents 8,000 shop assistants in Rome, was reminiscent of the anti-Semitic racial laws adopted 70 years ago by the Fascist dictatorship of Benito Mussolini in imitation of Nazi Germany, under which only "Aryan" shops were allowed to trade.
Asked if he was aware of the comparison, Mr Desiderati said: "We know we will have everyone against us, but we cannot pass over in silence what is happening in Gaza".
He said his union had already urged its members to boycott Israeli products, and boycotting Jewish-owned or Jewish-run stores was a logical next step.


Afghans sign up to fight Israeli troops in Gaza



More than a thousand Afghans signed up on Thursday to say they wanted to go and fight Israel in the Gaza Strip, many of them blaming the United States which has some 30,000 troops in Afghanistan, for supporting the Jewish state.
Accusations by Taliban militants and some Muslim clerics that Israel and its main ally, the United States, aim to destroy Islam have a strong impact on public opinion in Afghanistan, where Washington plans to almost double its troop numbers this year.
Scores of young men crowded into the library of Kabul's Milad ul-Nabi mosque, lined with banners reading "Death to Israel" and "Death to America", to sign up to fight Israel.
"More than a thousand brave Afghans registered their names here to fight Israeli troops in Gaza,"said Habibullah Assam, the imam of the mosque and organiser of the campaign.


Chicago Sun Times

Vandals deface three local synagogues

Vandals spray-painted the words “Death to Israel’’ on two synagogues and a Jewish school early Saturday in three separate incidents police say could be linked and are being investigated as hate crimes.
In each case, the vandals — at times donning masks — used orange-colored paint, also shattering glass windows with bricks and rocks at two of the buildings.
Lincolnwood police said vandals also scrawled “Death to Israel’’ and “Free Palestine’’ on the outside walls of Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford. Mitchell Sandler, past president of the congregation, said they threw at least two bricks at the front doors, damaging four windows.

Leabnese Hezbollah supporters, march during a demonstration to protest against the Israeli ground attack.


Thousands in Lebanon, Europe demonstrate over Gaza

BEIRUT, Lebanon

Nearly 20,000 people marched through southern Lebanon on Saturday to protest Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip, as thousands also took to the streets in several European cities to show their anger.

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

What truly amazes me about these various protests, and it really doesn't matter what city they are in, or what country they are in, is how these people make a choice to side with terrorists. And now all that are protesting are Muslims, they are like our Code Pink group in the USA and other communist groups, the workers union groups etc.
They have chosen to side with the enemy of the entire world......... TERRORISTS!

So when we hear of another attack let's ask first how many of the victims were siding with the Hamas, how many were against Israel defending itself and fighting back. How many made a decision to " sleep with the enemy" and then are they going to whine, cry, beat their chests in pain of lost loved ones when THEY are attacked one day?

They better look elsewhere for sympathy.

Prayers for the safety of the IDF and the Israeli's. Prayers too for friends that live in countries that are mostly Muslim, Arab countries that they will be safe as well.

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Copper Clappers

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LOL this is always good.


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

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

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Hamas' War Crimes

In Gaza, it targets Israeli citizens with rockets, then shields its fighters behind Palestinian civilians.

LA Times

by By Alan M. Dershowitz

A temporary cease-fire in Gaza that simply allows Hamas to obtain more lethal weapons will assure a repetition of Hamas' win-win tactic of firing rockets at Israeli civilians while using Palestinian civilians as human shields.

The best example of Hamas' double war crime tactic was Tuesday, when it succeeded in sending a rocket to a town less than 20 miles south of Tel Aviv and injuring a child. At the same time, it provoked Israel to attack a United Nations school from which Hamas was launching its rockets. Residents of the neighborhood said two Hamas fighters were in the area at the time, and the Israeli military said they had been killed, according to the New York Times.

The Hamas tactic of firing rockets from schools, hospitals and mosques dates back to 2005, when Israel ended its occupation of Gaza. Several months ago, the head of the Israeli air force showed me a videotape (now available on YouTube) of a Hamas terrorist deliberately moving his rocket launcher to the front of a U.N. school, firing a rocket and then running away, no doubt hoping that Israel would then respond by attacking the rocket launcher and thus killing Palestinian children in the school.

This is the Hamas dual strategy: to kill and injure as many Israeli civilians as possible by firing rockets indiscriminately at Israeli civilian targets, and to provoke Israel to kill as many Palestinian civilians as possible to garner world sympathy.

Lest there be any doubt about this, recall the recent case of Nizar Rayan, the Hamas terrorist and commander killed in Gaza by an Israeli missile strike Jan. 1. Israeli authorities had warned him that he was a legitimate military target, as was his home, which was a storage site for rockets. This is the same man who in 2001 sent one of his sons on a suicide mission to blow himself up at a Jewish settlement in Gaza. Rayan had the option of moving his family to a safe area. Instead, his four wives and children remained with him and became martyrs as Israel targeted his home for destruction.

Hamas leaders have echoed the mantra of Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, that "we are going to win because they love life and we love death."

It is difficult to fight an enemy that loves death in a world that loves life. The world tends to think emotionally rather than rationally when it is shown dead women and children who are deliberately placed in harm's way by Hamas. Instead of asking who was really to blame for these civilian deaths, people place responsibility on those who fired the fatal shots.

The best proof of Hamas' media strategy of manipulating sympathy is the way it dealt with a rocket it fired the day before Israel's airstrikes began. The rocket fell short of its target in Israel and landed in Gaza, killing two young Palestinian girls. Hamas, which exercises total control of Gaza, censored any video coverage of those deaths. Although there were print reports, no one saw pictures of these two dead Palestinian children because they were killed by Palestinian rockets rather than by Israeli rockets. Hamas knows that pictures are more powerful than words. That is probably why Israel has -- mistakenly in my view -- kept foreign journalists from entering the war zone.

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

And not one word from the UN about the Hamas, only pro Hamas from the UN. Pure evil = the UN and these terroriosts groups.

This article is an excellent opinion piece and that it was in the LA Times is really something.

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January 10, 2009

Aircraft Carrier Named the USS George H.W. Bush Commissioned

Crewman aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush work on a display of a statue of the former president on the hangar deck of the carrier at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va

Aircraft Carrier Named the USS George H.W. Bush Commissioned

Fox News

NORFOLK, Va. — President George W. Bush landed Saturday on the USS George H.W. Bush, a new aircraft carrier named after his father — the ultimate honor for a decorated Navy pilot from World War II.

With just days left in his presidency, Bush and first lady Laura Bush joined his father, now 84 years old, and other Bush family members at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered carrier.

"Laura and I are thrilled to be here to help commission an awesome ship and to honor an awesome man," Bush said. "So what do you give a guy who has been blessed and has just about everything he has ever needed? Well, an aircraft carrier."

The steel-gray vessel is more than three football fields long, one in the Nimitz class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers that are the largest warships on the world. Its price tag is just as hefty: $6.2 billion.

The mood was celebratory aboard the ship, spit and polished for its unveiling. The Marine One presidential helicopter ferried the president, his father and their wives to the ship.

It was sunny, but a chilly breeze blew across the deck of the ship as the president, his father and their wives got off the helicopter with their wives. The elder Bush, sporting a purple scarf inside his overcoat, walked with a cane from the helicopter to a golf cart. He got in the back seat with former first lady Barbara Bush; the president grinned and waved as he took the driver's seat with his wife by his side.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, one of the first speakers, said there is no one more worthy than the former president to have the last ship of the Nimitz class to bear his name — "the last of the World War II generation to serve as commander in chief."

The president's daughters, Jenna Hager and Barbara Bush, and Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, were among the estimated 20,000 people who attended the event. Also on hand were Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine.

The Nimitz class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers was first launched in 1972. The USS George H.W. Bush is the 10th and final vessel of its type.

A bronze statue on the hangar bay deck of the 1,092-foot warship depicts the former president as a youthful, smiling pilot in his flight suit. On an upper deck, a "tribute room" presents Bush's life from his days in the Navy to his four years in the White House.

Bush joined the Navy on June 12, 1942, his 18th birthday and six months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. During the war he flew torpedo bombers off the converted aircraft carrier USS San Jacinto. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals for his service.

On a mission over the Pacific in September 1944, Bush's plane crashed into the ocean after being hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire. The future president parachuted into the sea and was rescued by a Navy submarine. He returned to combat and served until the end of the war.

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

I got to see this on TV today and it was wonderful. I only wish they could skip Obama when it comes time to have to do something for him. The friend of Ayers deserve NOTHING America given or done for him.

....Thank you Darth for sending the article to me.

U.S. Airforce
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'On the Road in Iraq With Our Troops and Gary Sinise' ~ On FOX Tonight

In this exclusive FOX News documentary, actor and activist Gary Sinise shares the "on the road" experiences he had last summer in Iraq while visiting American troops.

Some 25 hours of his adventure was captured verite style with a handheld camera. Sinise does his best to meet his goal of what he says is "5000 handshakes, 2000 miles in seven days."

The personal footage captures heartfelt meetings between Sinise and the troops in Kuwait and the Iraqi cities of Al Qaim, Al Asad, Ramadi and Baghdad.

Fox News Chanel
Time:Saturday 9 p.m. ET....... Repeats Sun., January 11 at midnight ET

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Gutting Security: Obama's Dangerous Anti-Terror Picks

Gutting Security: Obama's Dangerous Anti-Terror Picks

By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

Published in the New York Post on January 8, 2009

President-elect Barack Obama's appointments to Homeland Security, the Justice Department and now the CIA indicate a virtual abandonment of the War on Terror.

As Homeland Security chief, he's named a governor whose only experience has been with the US-Mexican border. His attorney general pick, meanwhile, took the lead in pardoning FALN terrorists. Now he has rounded out his national-security and Justice Department teams by naming ultraliberals.

Leon Panetta, his choice for CIA chief, is as liberal as they come. Though originally a pro-Nixon congressman, he long ago embraced the left with the fervor of a convert and brings these values to the CIA.

As President Bill Clinton's chief of staff (a tenure that coincided with my own work with Clinton), he was a dedicated liberal, opposing accommodation with the Republicans who ran Congress and battling hard against a balanced-budget deal. After winning re-election, Clinton jettisoned Panetta for the more moderate Erskine Bowles in order to reach a deal with the GOP.

Plus, Panetta was a prime mover in the 1995 appointment of John Deutch to head CIA, replacing hardliner Jim Woolsey. Deutch eventually needed a presidential pardon after being caught committing a massive security breach by taking home his laptop, laden with secret files.

Choosing Panetta to head the CIA culminates liberals' 35-year crusade to take over the agency, humble its operatives and rein in its operations. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter named liberal JFK adviser Ted Sorenson to head CIA, only to have the nomination killed. In 1997, Clinton tried to name his ultraleftist National Security Adviser Tony Lake (who had quit Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's staff over Vietnam), only to have that nomination rejected as well.

Each time, the intelligence community acted to protect its own and curbed the liberal president's inclinations. But now, under Obama, the Democrats will finally have their way and appoint a liberal zealot to head the agency.

Panetta will, presumably, curb such practices as waterboarding, rendition and warrantless wiretapping. So we won't gather much intelligence - but our spies will dot all the i's and cross all the t's.

Over at Justice, Obama is naming four liberals to staff the agency, each determined to rein in effective intelligence-gathering.

Professor Dawn Johnsen of Indiana University Law School is to head the Office of Legal Counsel. She distinguished herself by writing a law-review article taking issue with President Bush's efforts to keep us safe. It was titled, "What's a President To Do: Interpreting the Constitution in the Wake of the Bush Administration Abuses." Presumably, she'll bring back the days of the wall between criminal and intelligence investigations, which led to our failure to examine the computer of "20th hijacker" Zacharias Moussaoui, which contained wire-fund-transfer information on the other hijackers.

No less an authority than Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe, who taught Elena Kagan, the new solicitor general, predicted that she and Johnsen would "freshly re-examine some of the positions the previous administration has taken."

Obama's other Justice appointments, David Ogden as deputy attorney general and Thomas Perrelli as associate AG, bring back Clinton/Reno Justice Department retreads. Both participated eagerly in the constraints on intelligence-gathering that left us so vulnerable on 9/11.

Bush's legacy shows one clear achievement: He kept us safe after 9/11.

Now his successor's policies are about to eradicate that singular achievement. The liberals will, of course, all cheer these appointments and the policies they'll pursue once in office, but these appointments make it frighteningly more likely that we will, indeed, be hit again.

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

Half of our country is totally stupid. All during Obama's campaign there were more then enough clues, facts and bits of information to let a person know what Obama stood for and does not stand for. Amazing how so many simply were not intertested. If they aren't stupid then they just plain have no love for America!!!!!!!!!!!


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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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On Obama's Inauguration, Muslims Say, 'It's our time'

On Obama's inauguration, Muslims say, 'It's our time'


'I believe he will help bring about a better understanding Islam is religion of peace' A magazine that proudly promotes itself as Muslim has announced a special edition for Barack Obama's inauguration as president, with Editor Nida Kahn claiming, "It's our time."

The publication, Elan magazine, also includes endorsements of Obama's familiarity with Islam from the daughter of Malcolm X and Benjamin F. Chavis Muhammad, the chief of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, as well as others.

The magazine, which calls itself the "guide to global Muslim culture," is distributed in the U.S., Pakistan, Indonesia, Canada, Qatar, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, as well as online.

Its cover story for the edition, "Muslim World Embraces Obama," "explores the hopes and aspirations of Muslims regarding America's new president."

Elan Magazine website...check it out.

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

Yep, so Obama tell us again how you are not a Musllm. On second thought don't bother. LOL I am tired of Obama's lies.

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Classical Music: The RIGHT Way!

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

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2nd Tour Huey door gunner with the Robin Hoods

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The Democrat Chicago Way ~ LOL So Much Corruption So Little Time

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talk to the press about Roland Burris in the hall of the Senate in Washington


State court rebuffs Burris on Senate signature
January 9, 2009 3:03 PM

The Illinois Supreme Court today rejected Roland Burris’ effort to get the signature he needs to complete his appointment to the U.S. Senate.

The court’s unanimous ruling tosses the issue back to Washington. Democratic U.S. Senate leaders, including Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, now will have to decide whether to hold firm to their insistence that Burris get a signature on his appointment form from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White before gaining admittance.


Illinois Supreme Court Says Burris appointment valid


Illinois’ highest court on Friday validated the appointment of Roland Burris to fill Barack Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat, ruling that the Illinois secretary of state does not have to sign off on it.

Roland Burris’s appointment to the U.S. Senate is valid, the Illinois Supreme Court says.

The court’s opinion states that “no further action is required by the Secretary of State or any other official to make the Governor’s appointment of Roland Burris to the United States Senate valid under Illinois law.”


Durbin: Senate won't seat Burris without signature ....or Durbin the Turbin giving the finger to the Illinois Supreme Court

WGN news

Attorney: Ruling gives Burris the Senate seat

Just days after his prospective colleagues in Washington turned him back from the Capitol, Roland Burris seized on an Illinois high court decision filed Friday to assert he has all he needs to be accepted as President-elect Barack Obama's replacement in the U.S. Senate.

But key senators disagreed.

At his news conference, Durbin said 125-year-old Senate rules demand that the secretary of state sign the appointment paperwork from Blagojevich, regardless of the Illinois court decision.

"At this point, we've clearly reached an impasse," Durbin said. "In this case, there is a missing signature under Senate rules."

Later Friday, however, Durbin and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada issued a one-sentence statement saying that they were seeking legal advice on how to respond to the paperwork from White.

Armed with the Illinois Supreme Court ruling, Burris' lawyers vowed to return to Washington on Monday and file suit in federal court unless top Senate Democrats reverse their rejection of impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich's choice for the seat.

"He is now the junior senator from the state of Illinois," said Timothy Wright, one of Burris' lawyers. "It's done."

Key senators did not immediately accept that legal view. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, the state's senior senator and the assistant Senate majority leader, called a news conference in Chicago to argue that Burris still did not meet the criteria.

The Senate's Democratic leaders have balked at accepting Burris, citing the fact that Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has refused to sign the appointment paperwork submitted by Blagojevich. In an effort to gain that signature, Burris' lawyers went to the Illinois Supreme Court and asked that White be ordered to sign the document.

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

Reid and Pelosi don’t like to be bossed around, they want to run the show. hahaha But they are going to learn that Obama is a thug from Chicago and he ran his campaign being the THUG he is.

Dirty Barack Obama

Whatever they do, do, we know it will be whatever their leader Ho-bama tells them to do. Obama is not going to want this stuff to take away from his crowning iinauguration day.

LOL ... cracks me up, the transparent idiocy of all of them.

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Great Fast Moving Tribute To Our US Military

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I love these tributes to our military.

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

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2nd Tour Huey door gunner with the Robin Hoods

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Socialist Obama Says Only Government Can Save Us

Obama warns of dire consequences without stimulus


transcript of his horrible speech

President-elect Barack Obama warned of dire and long-lasting consequences if Congress doesn't pump unprecedented dollars into the national economy, making an urgent pitch Thursday for his mammoth spending proposal in his first speech since the election.


"In short, a bad situation could become dramatically worse" if Washington doesn't go far enough to address the spreading crisis, the Democrat said as fresh economic reports showed an outlook growing increasingly grim.
Only government can break the vicious cycles that are crippling our economy - where a lack of spending leads to lost jobs which leads to even less spending; where an inability to lend and borrow stops growth and leads to even less credit.
We cannot have a solid recovery if our people and our businesses don't have confidence that we're getting our fiscal house in order. That's why our goal is not to create a slew of new government programs, but a foundation for long-term economic growth.

Pelosi Urges Obama to Raise Taxes on Wealthy This Year

Washington Post

Nancy Pelosi is already proposing tax hikes on "rich" Americans to go with Obama's handouts to those who pay none:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is urging the incoming Obama administration to stick to its campaign pledge and immediately increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans, a position that President-elect Barack Obama has wavered on since winning election.

Pelosi told reporters today that she "couldn't be more clear" in opposing some Obama advisers' wish to wait for the tax cuts on the highest income earners to expire in two years, as they are set to do under current law. "Put me down as clearly as you possibly can as one who wants to have those tax cuts for the wealthiest in America repealed," she said.
Pelosi said the income tax cuts to the highest earning Americans -- which were decreased from 39.6 to 35 percent as part of the 2001 Bush tax plan -- have been "the biggest contributor to the budget deficit," which now stands at $1.2 trillion for fiscal year 2009. That deficit figure does not include the impact of the pending stimulus measure, which will cost around $800 billion, nor does it include estimates for supplemental spending bills that will come later this year to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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

NO Obama government is NOT the answer. Government never had a part of the American Dream.
And Pelosi she can't wait to get rid of everything to do with President Bush. sheesh!

Obama is full of it big time. The last thing we need to do is spend more money, have more government programs. Like Rush Limbaugh said ..... :" we are so screwed! ".


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January 09, 2009

The War Against the Jews

The War Against the Jews


By David Horowitz

The unspoken truth about the fighting in Gaza, which began on December 19, 2008, when Hamas rockets broke a voluntary truce, is that this is the frontline of a much larger war.

This war began 30 years ago with the Islamic Revolution in Iran and is now global in scope. Its agenda is the extermination of the Jews and the destruction of the West.

The Islamic terrorist organization Hamas makes no secret of this agenda. Its Egyptian founders and Palestinian inspirers were active followers of Adolf Hitler and enthusiasts of the Nazi Holocaust. The founding charter of Hamas, which promises that “Islam will obliterate Israel,” memorializes the Egyptian admirer of Hitler, Hassan al-Banna, as “the martyr…of blessed memory.” The same document contains the genocidal incitement of the Prophet Mohammed to “kill the Jews,” to hunt them down “until they hide behind the rocks and the trees, and the rocks and trees cry out ‘O Muslim, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him.’”

In 2006, these Islamic Nazis took possession of the Gaza Strip, which is unoccupied except by Hamas and is Jew-less (because the Palestinians would kill any Jews that moved in their state). Hamas has turned Gaza into a terrorist fortress, launching rockets into Israeli schoolyards, hospitals, and townships, and launching them from Palestinian schoolyards, hospitals, and townships to ensure that the maximum number of civilians – both Jews and Muslims – would die for their cause. They will win the Armageddon they are planning, they boast, because “the Jews love life and we love death.”

And all around the world, and across Europe and throughout the United States, Muslim and secular radicals are rallying to this Nazi cause, supporting Hamas and attacking Israel and the Jews. The unholy alliance formed by Muslim fanatics and socialist radicals is the face of the terrorist future in the West. It is a coalition for whom no party is so evil that it does not deserve aid and comfort if its enemies are Israel and the United States, and if it is willing to attack them.

The wars in the Middle East are the frontline of the Islamic Nazi offensive – a 60-year aggression of Muslim Arabs against the Jews, rationalized at each turn by epic lies that resonate with radicals in the West: that the Arab aggressors are the victims; that the Jews stole Arab land (Israel in fact was created out of the ruins of the Turkish empire); that there is a Palestinian entity that wants peace with the state of Israel (there is none – there is not a single Palestinian leader – who supports the existence of a Jewish state).

The Palestinians are the only people in history to have a majority support a national death cult, to worship the murderers of little children (including their own), and to proclaim the murderers saints and “martyrs.”

The father of Palestinian Nationalism, Haj Amin al-Husseini, was an acolyte and ally of Hitler who preached the extermination of the Jews and planned to construct his own death camps for Jews in the Middle East. The miseries Palestinians have suffered are self-inflicted, the inevitable consequence of staking their national ambitions on the genocide of another people, while embracing a death cult for themselves.

Their allies in the West are either stupendously ignorant or morally blind. Here is the self-revealing declaration of the Associate Director of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Wisconsin (both an ignoramus and a moral defective):

“The state terror unleashed from the skies and on the ground against the Gaza Strip as we speak has nothing to do with Hamas. It has nothing to do with ‘Terror.’ It has nothing to do with the long-term ‘security’ of the Jewish State….”

What it has to do with is the evil Jews and their evil American supporters:

“Strip away the clichés and the vacuous newspeak blaring out across the servile media and its pathetic corps of voluntary state servants in the Western world and what you will find is the naked desire for hegemony; for power over the weak and dominion over the world’s wealth. Worse yet you will find that the selfishness, the hatred and indifference, the racism and bigotry, the egotism and hedonism…the callousness with which we indulge in them all are endemic to our very culture; thriving here like flies on a corpse.”

The author of this repulsive, traitorous statement, Wisconsin Professor Jennifer Lowenstein, is herself a Jew, but obviously a self-hating member of the tribe, the likes of which have a sordid lineage going back to the “capos” who shoveled their companions into the ovens and collaborated with their murderers.

Like many of her political comrades in the secular and religious Left, she has joined the forces of Islamic barbarism that are ranged against the civilized people of America and Israel. And she is only one of many. In the midst of the global war that radical Islam has declared on the West, the conflict in Gaza has revealed the presence of a fifth column in the West so detached from its own communities and civilized values that it now constitutes a clear and present danger to our survival.


And this also done by David Horowitz about Jimmy Carter.

David Horowitz's Terrorism Awareness Project has an excellent video providing the truth about the history of Israel, Arab terrorism and Jimmy Carter's lies about Jews and the state of Israel.


YouTube video below for normal size reading, it is a little too small for me.

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

This is an excellent article and the video too. These are facts that some people do not want to realize and it is important to know these things.

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

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Funding Islamic Agenda? It's Called Sharia Compliant Finance

Truth of Sharia Compliant Finance: Funding Islamic Agenda?

U.S. dependence on foreign oil has led to a large transfer of wealth to Muslim nations and could be advancing Sharia law through Sharia Compliant Finance. Is the U.S. Funding Islamic Agenda Through Oil and companies like AIG?


In his essay, "Financial Jihad: What Americans Need to Know," Vice President Christopher Holton of the Center for Security Policy writes, "America is losing the financial war on terror because Wall Street is embracing a subversive enemy ideology on one hand and providing corporate life support to state sponsors of terrorism on the other hand."

Holton refers to Islamic finance, or "Shariah-Compliant Finance" as a "modern-day Trojan horse" infiltrating the U.S. He said it poses a threat to the U.S. because it seeks to legitimize Shariah – a man-made medieval doctrine that regulates every aspect of life for Muslims – and could ultimately change American life and laws.

The Treasury Department has announced it will teach "Islamic finance" to U.S. banking regulatory agencies, Congress and other parts of the executive branch today in Washington, D.C. – but critics say it is opening a door to American funding of Islamic extremism.

"Shariah-Compliant Finance" as a "modern-day Trojan horse" infiltrating the U.S. It poses a threat to the U.S. because it seeks to legitimize Shariah - a man-made medieval doctrine that regulates every aspect of life for Muslims - and could ultimately change American life and laws.

Shariah-compliant finance is becoming a major movement, because American banks and investors are seeking wealth from oil profits in the Middle East. Some advocates claim Islamic finance is socially responsible because it bans investors from funding companies that sell or promote products such as alcohol, tobacco, pornography, gambling and even pork.

Islamic finance is a system of banking consistent with the principles of Shariah, or Islamic law. It is becoming increasingly popular, having reached $800 billion by mid-2007 and growing at more than 15 percent each year. Wall Street now features an Islamic mutual fund and an Islamic index. However, critics claim anti-American terrorists are often financially supported through U.S. investments – creating a system by which the nation funds its own enemy.

However, Islamic financial institutions also require all industry participants to adhere to tenets of Shariah law. According to Nasser Suleiman's "Corporate Governance in Islamic Banking, "First and foremost, an Islamic organization must serve God. It must develop a distinctive corporate culture, the main purpose of which is to create a collective morality and spirituality which, when combined with the production of goods and services, sustains growth and the advancement of the Islamic way of life."

Three nations that rule 100 percent by Shariah law – Iran, Saudi Arabia and Sudan – hold some of the most horrific human rights records in the world, Holton said.

"This strongly suggests that Americans should strenuously resist anything associated with Shariah."


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

We have become a nation that elects our own enemy to the highest office in the land, and add in this the iinformation in this post. I think this is just the beginning, so a lot more prayers for our country for sure.

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

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Arab Regimes Secretly Rooting For Israel?

Hamas in Gaza

Arab regimes secretly rooting for Israel?

Jewish World Review

Israel is now in the 13th day of carrying out Operation Cast Lead against the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip, where Hamas has been the de facto ruler ever since it seized control of the territory in a June 2007 coup. The Israeli campaign, whose primary military aim is to neutralize Hamas' ability to carry out rocket attacks against Israel, has led to the reported deaths of more than 560 Palestinians; the number of wounded is approaching the 3,000 mark.

The reaction from the Arab world has been mixed. On the one hand, a look at the so-called Arab street will reveal an angry scene of chanting protesters, burning flags and embassy attacks in protest of Israel's actions. The principal Arab regimes, however, have either kept quiet or publicly condemned Hamas for the crisis — while privately often expressing their support for Israel's bid to weaken the radical Palestinian group.

Despite the much-hyped Arab nationalist solidarity often cited in the name of Palestine, most Arab regimes actually have little love for the Palestinians. While these countries like keeping the Palestinian issue alive for domestic consumption and as a tool to pressure Israel and the West when the need arises, in actuality, they tend to view Palestinian refugees — and more Palestinian radical groups like Hamas — as a threat to the stability of their regimes.

One such Arab country is Saudi Arabia. Given its financial power and its shared religious underpinnings with Hamas, Riyadh traditionally has backed the radical Palestinian group. The kingdom backed a variety of Islamist political forces during the 1960s and 1970s in a bid to undercut secular Nasserite Arab nationalist forces, which threatened Saudi Arabia's regional status. But 9/11, which stemmed in part from Saudi support for the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan, opened Riyadh's eyes to the danger of supporting militant Islamism.

Thus, while Saudi Arabia continued to support many of the same Palestinian groups, it also started whistling a more moderate tune in its domestic and foreign policies. As part of this moderate drive, in 2002 King Abdullah offered Israel a comprehensive peace treaty whereby Arab states would normalize ties with the Jewish state in exchange for an Israeli withdrawal to its 1967 borders. Though Israel rejected the offer, the proposal itself clearly conflicted with Hamas' manifesto, which calls for Israel's destruction. The post-9/11 world also created new problems for one of Hamas' sources of regular funding — wealthy Gulf Arabs — who grew increasingly wary of turning up on the radars of Western security and intelligence agencies as fund transfers from the Gulf came under closer scrutiny.

Meanwhile, Egypt, which regularly mediates Hamas-Israel and Hamas-Fatah matters, thus far has been the most vocal in its opposition to Hamas during the latest Israeli military offensive. Cairo has even gone as far as blaming Hamas for provoking the conflict. Though Egypt's stance has earned it a number of attacks on its embassies in the Arab world and condemnations in major Arab editorial pages, Cairo has a core strategic interest in ensuring that Hamas remains boxed in. The secular government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is already preparing for a shaky leadership transition, which is bound to be exploited by the country's largest opposition movement, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).

The MB, from which Hamas emerged, maintains links with the Hamas leadership. Egypt's powerful security apparatus has kept the MB in check, but the Egyptian group has steadily built up support among Egypt's lower and middle classes, which have grown disillusioned with the soaring rate of unemployment and lack of economic prospects in Egypt. The sight of Muslim Brotherhood activists leading protests in Egypt in the name of Hamas is thus quite disconcerting for the Mubarak regime. The Egyptians also are fearful that Gaza could become a haven for Salafist jihadist groups that could collaborate with Egypt's own jihadist node the longer Gaza remains in disarray under Hamas rule.

Of the Arab states, Jordan has the most to lose from a group like Hamas. More than three-fourths of the Hashemite monarchy's people claim Palestinian origins. The kingdom itself is a weak, poor state that historically has relied on the United Kingdom, Israel and the United States for its survival. Among all Arab governments, Amman has had the longest and closest relationship with Israel — even before it concluded a formal peace treaty with Israel in 1994. In 1970, Jordan waged war against Fatah when the group posed a threat to the kingdom's security; it also threw out Hamas in 1999 after fears that the group posed a similar threat to the stability of the kingdom. Like Egypt, Jordan also has a vibrant MB, which has closer ties to Hamas than its Egyptian counterpart. As far as Amman is concerned, therefore, the harder Israel hits Hamas, the better.

Finally, Syria is in a more complex position than these other four Arab states. The Alawite-Baathist regime in Syria has long been a pariah in the Arab world because of its support for Shiite Iran and for their mutual militant proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah. But ever since the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah, the Syrians have been charting a different course, looking for ways to break free from diplomatic isolation and to reach some sort of understanding with the Israelis.

For the Syrians, support for Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and several other radical Palestinian outfits provides tools of leverage to use in negotiating a settlement with Israel. Any deal between the Syrians and the Israelis would thus involve Damascus sacrificing militant proxies such as Hezbollah and Hamas in return for key concessions in Lebanon — where Syria's core geopolitical interests lie — and in the disputed Golan Heights. While the Israeli-Syrian peace talks remain in flux, Syria's lukewarm reaction to the Israeli offensive and restraint (thus far) from criticizing the more moderate Arab regimes' lack of response suggests Damascus may be looking to exploit the Gaza offensive to improve its relations in the Arab world and reinvigorate its talks with Israel. And the more da mage Israel does to Hamas now, the easier it will be for Damascus to crack down on Hamas should the need arise.

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Hamas' relations with the Arab states already were souring; its warming relationship with Iran has proved the coup de grace. Mubarak said it best when he recently remarked that the situation in the Gaza Strip "has led to Egypt, in practice, having a border with Iran." In other words, Hamas has allowed Iranian influence to come far too close for the Arab states' comfort.

For complete article please go HERE ~ thank you

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

I’ll believe this when I see “moderate Arabs” fighting in the Gaza against Hamas. Until such time, the only ones fighting radical Islam are Israel and the US.

If we ever go to war with Iran and Syria then we will know what side the Arab regimes take, that's for sure.

I would like to believe that there are Arabs totally against the Hamas, it is just too much history showing that won't happen. Not when it requires word and deed to back it up.

"There may be moderate muslims. But there is no moderate islam." ~ ex-Muslim Ibn Warraq .

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

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The Secret Service Call It THE BEAST


THE US president-elect has made it clear that the environment and energy conservation are among his priorities.

But when he takes office on 20 Jan, Mr Barack Obama may find it hard to walk the talk, given his new mode of transport.

Code-named 'Cadillac One', the new presidential limousine has been called more tank than car.

Experts estimate that it gets only slightly better mileage than the M1A1 battle tank, which gets 1km on 5 litres of fuel. (A 1.6l sedan averages about 10km per litre.)

But don't blame Mr Obama.

Presidential limos started looking more like armoured vehicles after the 1933 attempted assassination of president Franklin Roosevelt, who was in a regular Buick in Miami when he was shot at.

Every US president gets his own brand-new armoured limo, affectionately nicknamed 'The Beast', and it has to be able to withstand anything from bullets to rocket-propelled grenades to bomb attacks from under the vehicle.

While the Secret Service, which is in charge of a president's security, has remained tight-lipped about Mr Obama's ride, a photograph of what is believed to be a prototype of the new armoured car has been circulating on the Internet since last November.

The vehicle is expected to make its debut at Mr Obama's inauguration.

Unlike the current president's version, which is based on a Cadillac sedan, MrObama's is said to be based on a commercial-grade GMC Topkick truck, motoring experts believe.

Experts say that a truck chassis is needed because of the additional armour.

Few details are forthcoming from Cadillac's parent company, General Motors, or from the Secret Service, Parade magazine reported.

After a vehicle is built at a secret facility and delivered to the Secret Service, it is stripped down again to spot GPS, eavesdropping or surveillance devices, then reassembled.

After that, the car is guarded closely.

The vehicle, referred to by the Secret Service as "the beast," will reportedly feature heavy armor that is at least 5 inches thick and comes complete with run-flat tires, bulletproof glass and a completely sealed interior to ward off a chemical attack, among many other high-tech security features.

Even when a presidential limo is decommissioned from service, you won't find it in a used car lot or museum.

According to a State Department document entitled 'Bureau of Diplomatic Security's February 2004 Armored Vehicle Program', armoured vehicles are often destroyed by methods including burial at sea, explosive demolition, burning, crushing, or burial on land controlled by the federal government.

Obama's driver

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

Well we will see the finished product later and the finale paint job on Obama's pimp my ride car.

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Are Men and Women Really That Different ~ LOL

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

LMAO this is so funny.

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

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Obama Camp "prepared to talk to Hamas"

US president-elect Barack Obama is widely expected to adopt a more even-handed approach to the Middle East conflict once he assumes office. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

Obama camp 'prepared to talk to Hamas

'Incoming administration will abandon Bush's isolation of Islamist group to initiate low-level diplomacy, say transition sources.

The incoming Obama administration is prepared to abandon George Bush's ­doctrine of isolating Hamas by establishing a channel to the Islamist organisation, sources close to the transition team say.

The move to open contacts with Hamas, which could be initiated through the US intelligence services, would represent a definitive break with the Bush ­presidency's ostracising of the group. The state department has designated Hamas a terrorist organisation, and in 2006 ­Congress passed a law banning US financial aid to the group.

And look at this.........................

Why Is President-Elect Obama Refusing Israeli Briefings On Gaza?

Zionist Organization of America

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed concern over reports that President-elect Barack Obama and his senior aides have refused all briefings on the current situation in Gaza from the Israeli government and its officials. In this way, he has been depriving himself of information that will be central to his deliberations on the Middle East, a subject on which he has promised to "hit the ground running" when he assumes office as President on January 20.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, "Mr. Obama and his senior aides have declined briefings from the Israeli government on the current crisis, said two people familiar with the Israeli outreach. Some foreign diplomats said Mr. Obama's apparent reluctance to speak out on the Middle East is feeding uncertainty over how the international community should move forward on Gaza in the months ahead.

A spokesman for Mr. Obama's transition team said the president-elect has ruled out virtually all contact with foreign governments ahead of the inauguration so as not to give conflicting signals on U.S. policy." (Jay Solomon, 'U.S. Transition Slows Negotiations Over Gaza,' Wall Street Journal, January 5, 2009).

ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said.....

"The ZOA is concerned about President-elect Obama's refusal to accept briefings from Israeli officials during the current Gaza operations. This is highly unusual – accepting briefings implies no particular policy on behalf of the President-elect, who has taken the unusual step of making no comment on the Middle East on the grounds that George W. Bush is still the President. As we have already noted, this is an anomaly and an approach that has not been taken by President-elect Obama on any other area of policy. He has spoken out on Mumbai massacres, urged President George W. Bush to give loans to automobile companies and made statements on economic policy and the stimulus package.
Even without endorsing any specific Israeli action, President-elect Obama should have no difficulty condemning a genocidally -minded terror organization like Hamas, which calls in its Charter not only for terrorism and the destruction of Israel but also for the world-wide murder of Jews. More than that, it supports America's Islamist enemies and regularly condemns America and says that America will eventually be destroyed. Hamas is listed on the State Department terror list, so there cannot be any remotely reasonable dissent from the proposition that Hamas is a terrorist organization.

"But even more troubling than his silence is President-elect Obama's refusal to accept briefings from Israeli officials. This merely deprives the President-elect of vital information that will be needed to inform his policy when he enters the White House. To deprive himself thus is even more extraordinary when one considers the fact that President-elect Obama has previously promised to 'hit the ground running' on dealing with Middle Eastern problems from 'day one.' How will that be possible if he forswears learning all that there is to know before he actually assumes office?


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

Well forget the Bush Doctrine it will now be the Messiah Doctrine. This putz is going to get us killed. In fact, Obama's entire administration will be dangerous to America.\\

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No Thank You Not Interested ~ No Questions About Documents Allowed

Barack Obama’s campaign officials and transition office repeatedly have rejected reporters’ requests for comment on questions raised over his lack of documentation regarding his birth and the resulting concerns over his eligibility to be president. Now a number of media organizations apparently don’t want questions raised either.

WND columnist Janet Porter told WND she found that out when her organization,, tried to purchase airtime to publicize information about the eligibility concerns.

She told WND that national networks that refused to sell her time for a 60-second commercial included CNBC, MSNBC, Headline News, CNN and Fox. Washington, D.C., outlets for the same organizations did the same.

“With the date for congressional approval (of the Electoral College today), we wanted them to have access to the facts,” she told WND. “Congress is sworn to uphold the Constitution.”

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

So far our Constitution only matters to the growing amount of people that want this to be settled. It does onot matter to our politicians, our media or apparently our Judges as well. VERY sad indeed.

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

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In Country With Our Army & Marines in Iraq

Army & Marines battling insurgents in Iraq

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I love checking in with our troops. They are just so awesome!!

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January 08, 2009

Four Presidents and Obama Lunch At White House

President George W. Bush stands with President-elect Barack Obama (2nd L), former President George H.W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton (2nd R) and former President Jimmy Carter (R) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 7, 2009.

Dana Perino:

"For the first time in over 27 years, all living U.S. Presidents will meet together at the White House in what will certainly be a historic gathering. These former Presidents have experienced something that, as I said yesterday, very few of us can even imagine. And President Bush is happy to welcome President-Elect Obama to lunch today, because he will soon be a member of this small group … The last such meeting at the White House was on October 8, 1981, when all living former Presidents -- Nixon, Ford and Carter -- met Ronald Reagan before departing for the funeral of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. "

President Bush:

"I want to thank the President-elect for joining the ex-Presidents for lunch. And one message that I have and I think we all share is that we want you to succeed. Whether we're Democrat or Republican, we care deeply about this country. And to the extent we can, we look forward to sharing our experiences with you. All of us who have served in this office understand that the office transcends the individual. And we wish you all the very best. And so does the country. "

Stammering Obama can't even do a simple thank you speech. OMG a 3 year old could communicate better then Barack Hussein Obama.

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Alan Colmes Attacks Former Special Ops Soldier For Defending Israel

Alan Colmes defended the Jew-Killers Hamas on Hannity and Colmes. Colmes, who is Jewish, blamed Israel for for the current crisis in Gaza. It was disgusting.

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

Colmes needs to go, thank goodness Hannity starts his new show called " HANNITY" on January 12th.

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Sarah Palin: Conservative of the Year

Sarah Palin: Conservative of the Year

by Ann Coulter

Human Events

Sarah Palin wins HUMAN EVENTS’ prestigious “Conservative of the Year” Award for 2008 for her genius at annoying all the right people. The last woman to get liberals this hot under the collar would have been … let's see now … oh, yeah: Me!

The entire presidential election year was kind of a downer for conservatives. Once the “maverick” John McCain won the nomination, the rest of the year was like watching a slow motion car crash. Except at least a slow-motion car crash is occasionally entertaining. So it was going to be a long year.

When McCain chose our beauteous Sarah as his running mate, the maverick was finally acting like a real maverick -- as opposed to the media’s definition of a “maverick” which is: “agreeing with the editorial positions of the New York Times.”

Pre-Palin it had been one race -- boring old “You kids get off my lawn!” John McCain versus the exciting, new politician Barack Obama, who threw caution to the wind and bravely ran as the Pro-Hope candidate. And then our heroic Sarah bounded out of the Alaska tundra and it became a completely different race. This left the press completely discombobulated and upset. They didn't know whether to attack Sarah for not having an abortion or go after her husband for not being a sissy.

I assume Palin was chosen because McCain had heard that she was a real conservative and he had always wanted to meet one -- no, actually because he needed a conservative on the ticket, but that he had no idea that picking her would send the left into a tailspin of wanton despair.

But if anyone on the McCain campaign chose Palin because she would drive liberals crazy, my hat is off to him!

True, Palin made some embarrassing gaffes.

She complained that we didn’t have enough “Arabic translators” in Afghanistan -- not realizing the natives don’t speak Arabic in Afghanistan, but rather a variety of regional dialects, the most common of which is Pashtun.
Speaking to military veterans one time, Palin said, “Our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today.”
She bragged about passing a law regulating the nuclear industry that it turned out never became a law at all.
Some days Palin said Venezuela's dictator Hugo Chavez should suffer "regional isolation" -- but then on others she’d say she supported the president’s meeting with Chavez.
She told one audience about recent tornados in Kansas that had killed 10,000 people. In fact, a dozen people were killed in the tornados.
She referred to the “57 states” that make up the U.S.
Speaking of her eldest daughter’s pregnancy, she said Bristol was being “punished” with a baby.

As you probably know -- or guessed by now -- none of these gaffes were uttered by Palin. They are all Obama gaffes. Luckily, he made them to a star-struck press that managed not to ask him a difficult question for two years.

It seemed like the media would introduce an all-new double standard each day throughout the two glorious months of Palin’s candidacy.

I don’t remember, for example, zealous inquiries into the supposedly peculiar religious practices of any candidates in past elections. No one in the press touched on Sen. Joe Lieberman’s religious beliefs when he was Gore’s running mate. (Nor, while we’re on the subject, was the media particularly interested in the beliefs of the religion that inspired the 9/11 attacks on America.)

But the press snapped right back into their anti-religious hysteria for a candidate who was a Pentecostal! The same media that couldn’t be bothered to investigate Obama’s ties to former Weathermen or Syrian Nationalist Tony Rezko was soon hot on the trail of a rumor that Palin’s church had a speaker 30 years ago who spoke in tongues!

Let me think now: Were there ever any unusual or otherwise noteworthy speeches or sermons given in churches where Obama worshipped? Hmmm … it's on the tip of my tongue.

Liberals also suddenly decided that a woman with children could not handle the stress of higher office. Until Palin reared her beautiful head, this is precisely the sort of thinking liberals would have denounced as the Neanderthal, backwards, good old boy network attitude that had created a “glass ceiling.”

Let’s consider the facts: Palin’s oldest son was about to be under the tender care of Gen. David Petraeus after being shipped off to Iraq. Her next oldest child was about to be married and probably would prefer that her parents butt out. That left three children under the age of 15, which was almost the same as Obama had.

So Palin had one more child -- and a lot more executive experience -- than the guy at the top of the Democrats’ ticket. (I suspect what liberals were really mad about was that if Palin became Vice President, she probably would have hired a nanny who was a U.S. citizen.)

Having indignantly rejected experience as a presidential qualification in the case of Obama, liberals had to raise questions about Palin’s experience gingerly. But, in short order, they threw caution to the wind and began energetically criticizing Palin for her lack of experience. I call that two … two … two standards in one!

Like most Democrats, both Obama and Biden boasted of their humble beginnings, while having fully adopted the attitudes, pomposity and style of the elites.

Meanwhile, Palin is the sort of genuine American that brings out the worst, most egregious pomposity of liberals. For weeks, Carl Bernstein was showing up on TV to announce: “We still don’t have the date of first issuance of her passport.” Members of the establishment would be astonished to learn that more Americans have guns than passports.

Liberals were angry at Palin because they thought she should look and act like Kay Bailey Hutchinson: Upper crust, prissy and stiff.

Palin had a husband in the Steelworkers Union, a sister and brother-in-law who owned a gas station, and five attractive children -- one headed for Iraq, one a Down’s syndrome baby and one the cutest little girl anyone had ever seen.

In a nutshell, Palin was everything Democrats are always pretending to be, but never are.

She didn’t have to conjure up implausible images of herself duck hunting as Hillary Clinton did. Nor was Palin the typical Democratic elected female official who went straight from college into politics, like Nita Lowey.

Despite their phony championing of “women’s issues” (i.e. abortion) there was not one Democrat woman who could win a head-to-head contest with Palin. Especially not if we got to see their faces. Democrats may have a fleet of women politicians, but they don’t have a deep bench of attractive ones. You don’t even think of most Democratic woman as women: Rosa Delauro, Nita Lowey, Patty Murray, Janet Napolitano -- and the list goes on. Oh, sure, there are the odd female Democrat sex kittens -- your Janet Renos, your Donna Shalalas -- but they're the exception to the rule.

After Palin gave her barnburner of a speech at the Republican National Convention, a friend of mine in a liberal industry told me his friends were aggressively confronting him demanding to know if Palin was raised by a secret cult of Christians that taught children nothing but Creationism and public speaking.

Oh, how I wish he had said “yes.” Imagine the aneurisms! I think what liberals were trying to say was: Gosh, she’s an exceptionally attractive mother of five!

The Obama campaign was so alarmed by Palin’s speech, it loudly dismissed the speech saying she didn’t write it. At least that’s what a press release written by an Obama campaign staffer said.

Indeed, the first words out of every Palin critic's mouth were: "Good speech, but she didn't write it." So I guess all liberals were reading the same talking points written for them by the Obama campaign. At least Palin pays her speechwriters. Neil Kinnock is still waiting for his check.

Speaking of Joe Biden, he said that Palin’s speech had a lot of style but little substance. Inasmuch as Biden was Obama's running mate, I think that meant he liked it!

A newspaper in Boston responded to Palin’s speech by interviewing hairdressers who criticized Sarah's hairstyle. (Where were these people after Joe Biden's speech?)

Trendy dinner party opinion soon demanded that all liberals take up the cry that Palin must let the press have a whack at her. Almost immediately after she was introduced to the nation, the cry went up: “When are we going to be allowed to ask Palin questions?”

Palin’s refusal to meet with the press for one week after being chosen as McCain’s running mate was evidently more maddening than Obama's refusal to appear on Fox News for almost the entirety of his campaign.

Everyone acted as if Obama’s feat of running for President for two years constituted a complete and thorough vetting.

It might have been, except that the entire media had apparently agreed: “OK, none of us will ask Obama about Tony Rezko, William Ayers, and Jeremiah Wright.”

Hillary was hissed by the audience for mentioning Rezko at a Democratic debate and George Stephanopoulos nearly lost his career for asking Obama one William Ayers question at another.

Osama bin Laden was more upset about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright than liberals were -- especially after "Jeremiah Wright videos" passed "al Qaeda videos" for most total viewings on Youtube. (He was kicking himself for not coming up with that “God Damn America” line first!)

Who cares if Palin was qualified to be President? She was running with John McCain! There was no chance that ticket was going to place her anywhere near the presidency. In fact, I can’t think of a better place to put someone you wanted to keep away from the White House than on a ticket with McCain.

Palin was a kick in the pants, she energized conservatives, and she made liberal heads explode. Other than his brave military service, introducing Sarah Palin to Americans is the greatest thing John McCain ever did for his country.

But unless Palin is going to be the perpetual running mate of “moderate” Republicans who need conservative bona fides, she will need to become wiser and better read. Even Reagan didn’t run for President in his 40s. (True Obama is in his 40s, but we are not Democrats.)

Perhaps Palin’s year is 2012, but I would recommend that she take a little more time to become older and wiser. She ought to spend the next decade being a good governor, tending to her children so none of them turn out like Ron Reagan Jr., and reading everything Phyllis Schlafly, Thomas Sowell, Ronald Reagan and “Publius” have ever written. (She also might keep in mind that HUMAN EVENTS was Ronald Reagan’s favorite newspaper!)

In time, HUMAN EVENTS’ 2008 Conservative of the Year will be ready to be our President and someday can sweep into office and dismantle all the heinous government programs Obama and the Democrats are about to foist on the nation. Who knows? She might even be able to run as the candidate of "hope" and "change."

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

"I assume Palin was chosen because McCain had heard that she was a real conservative and he had always wanted to meet one "...

LOL, too good.

" can’t think of a better place to put someone you wanted to keep away from the White House than on a ticket with McCain"

Classic Coulter wit. Ann Coulter is awesome!!

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Gov. Sarah Palin Interviewed About The Media!!


How Obama got elected

In an interview for the forthcoming documentary "Media Malpractice" Governor Sarah Palin, for the first time at length, takes on the media coverage of her and the 2008 campaign.

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

I like the way he does this interview, he is calm and he listens to her answers. I bet it felt good to her to be able to do this interview.

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HEY Obama! A Question!

Supreme Court to take up eligibility question again

wnd ...for completel article


A conference is scheduled Friday at the U.S. Supreme Court during which justices will consider behind closed doors – again – taking up a case that could put to rest the questions about whether President-elect Barack Obama qualifies to occupy the Oval Office under the Constitution's requirement that he be a "natural born" citizen.

Twice before the justices have heard the questions, and twice before they've decided to ignore them.

The lingering questions continue to leave a cloud over the impending presidency of a man whose relatives have reported he was born in Kenya and who has decided, for whatever reason, not to release a bona fide copy of his original birth certificate in its complete form.

WND columnist Janet Porter today in her column raises some of the more significant consequences that could result should the questions continue without answers.

"What if an impostor from another country ran for the presidency and won?" she asks. "What if the media blocked any news of his birthplace and citizenship? What if the media censorship even blocked paid advertising which tried to expose it?

"What if no one had the courage to challenge or verify it? What if he was inaugurated illegally? What if the military had to answer to a commander in chief who was illegitimate? What if every law he signed was invalid?"

And, she wonders, "What if it all happened on our watch?"

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

It is getting down to the wire now.

I’d love to see a reporter stand up at one of his press conferences and simply ask:

I’d love to see a reporter stand up at one of his press conferences and simply ask:

“Where were you born? What hospital? Will you give immediate approval so we can confirm this through third party official state, municipal, hospital and other governmental agencies?”

Of course after they asked the question they would probably be fired but wow it would really be something to see that happen and Obama's reaction.

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

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

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A Marine’s Last Will and Testament

A Marine’s Last Will and Testament

Former SSgt Robert A. Hall

I, Robert, an old Mud Marine, being of sound mind, do hereby create this Marine Codicil to my Last Will and Testament, through which I bequeathed all my worldly goods and possessions to those beloved of me in life. This Marine Codicil is to pass on the intangible gifts I received as a Marine, which were beyond the price men put upon worldly possessions.

I have attested to being of "Sound Mind." That may be challenged by those who think that all Marines are crazy. We have enjoyed and magnified that reputation, of course, to bemuse our friends and intimidate our enemies. As a Navy Psychologist once told me, "The trouble with treating Marines is that if you cure them, they can’t be Marines!" But ours are really the soundest of minds, for the life of our free society depends on warriors. If you do away with us, our civilization commits suicide, surely the ultimate mark of insanity. If there comes a day when is no longer a Marine Corps, the American Idea will die soon after.

To all my Marine brothers and sisters, now and in generations to come, I leave the legacy of our Corps, stretching back to November 10, 1775. It was bequeathed to me by generations of Marines who served before me, who "grew gray in war," and who gave me those priceless traditions "such as regiments hand down forever." I have tried in my small way to add to its strength and burnish its luster. Go you and do the same.

To those Marines I served with, I leave my rich stock of Sea Stories, a few of which are even true, that you may embellish them and pass them on to other Marines, to awed members of our sister services and, sanitized for language, to civilians. I also leave you the gratitude of a brother, for you stood by me, cared for my in trouble, and inspired me with your deeds. The poet Alan Seegar, who was KIA in France on July 4, 1916, said it best, "Comrades, you cannot think how thin and blue, look the leftovers of mankind that rest, now that the cream has been skimmed off in you."

To my Marine DIs, I leave a debt unpaid. The discipline and pride you instilled in me guided me long after I had to shed the uniform for the last time. Thanks to what you did in a few short months, I have had a great life. I’ve tried to make you proud of me every day, and to pay a bit on that debt through my service to my country and my fellow Marines, both in the Corps and in civilian life afterwards.

To my family I leave a few old photos, a few mementos and a service to country in which I hope you take pride as I have. However they serve, I hope future generations of our family find something larger than self to serve, worthy of their time and commitment. There is no happiness in serving the ever-greedy god of self, the root of our world’s troubles.

To our nation’s elected leaders, I leave the Core Values of our Corps: Honor, Courage, Commitment. Imagine if candidates for public office adopted our values as a campaign platform. Imagine candidates with the Honor to tell people the truth and to not trade their support on issues for campaign contributions or personal perks. Imagine elected officials with the Courage to do what was right for the next generation, rather than what was popular to win cheap votes for the next election? Imagine office holders with the Commitment to serve selflessly, live austerely, and do the right regardless of personal cost?

And to the Republic, the country I love, I leave my service. It was little enough payment on the debt every American owes her for the freedoms we have, for the life we live, and for the opportunities we and our loved ones have received in this land. When people thank me for my service, I say, "It was a privilege to wear the uniform of the Republic, and to earn the title Marine."

I must go now, but I leave my country a new generation of Marines, standing watch out on the lines, putting their bone and blood between the barbarians and our free people, the few guarding the many with their lives. God grant it may ever be so.

Wild Thing's comment......

This is wonderful.

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

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

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Hamas - Human Shield Confession

Fathi Hammad: [The enemies of Allah] do not know that the Palestinian people has developed its [methods] of death and death-seeking. For the Palestinian people, death has become an industry, at which women excel, and so do all the people living on this land. The elderly excel at this, and so do the mujahideen and the children. This is why they have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly, and the mujahideen, in order to challenge the Zionist bombing machine. It is as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: "We desire death like you desire life."

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

Amazing, I wish all the people that complain about so called "inncocents" being killed would wake up and see no Hamas is innocent.

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January 07, 2009

Left Finds Their Own Kind of Patriotism Under Obama

Left adjusts to a new patriotism under Obama

International Herald Tribune

BERKELEY, California: The hundreds who massed at the University of California campus here on election night responded to Barack Obama's victory by heading off on a route that has been for a generation the sacred way for the activist left: out the campus gates, through Sproul Plaza, and down Telegraph Avenue toward People's Park.

By the time they arrived at the intersection of Telegraph and Durant avenues, where a tie-dye vendor occupies one corner, it became clear they did not come to challenge the system now preparing to consecrate a new regime in Washington. At one point, a man scaled a lamppost and unfurled the Stars and Stripes. The crowd broke out in the national anthem.

"People finally felt like our generation had reclaimed patriotism," said Haley Fagan, 24, a Berkeley paralegal who got stuck in a car trying to cross the street as the crowd surged. "It was a moment that we felt comfortable with it."

After generations of finding their voice in dissidence, some Americans on the left wing are adjusting not only to a new postelection comfort with patriotic symbols, but also to the political reality they represent. Believing in Obama after Inauguration Day will mean identifying with the machinery of U.S. power.

"There's a left-wing tradition of being systematically opposed to the U.S. government, knee-jerk reactionary - most of our presidents have made it fairly easy to do," said Jo Freeman, author of "At Berkeley in the Sixties," a memoir of her student activism. "Those who view everything the U.S. does as automatically suspect already have a problem doing that with Obama."
"It will be a patriotic celebration," Birgeneau said in an interview. "That small circle will now be surrounded by a lot of students who are happy to be members of a nation that just elected its first African-American president."

Not since Franklin D. Roosevelt turned the federal government into an aggressive agent of liberalism - pushing the New Deal at home and confronting fascism abroad - has the left felt such a deep attachment and invested such hopes in a head of state.

"People in the '30s felt that for once the government was on their side," the Berkeley historian Leon Litwack said in an interview. "They had never had that kind of relationship to a president before."
Disagreements with U.S. foreign policy, particularly in Vietnam, fueled a cynicism about American might and its trappings, Litwack said. He has written in praise of Free Speech Movement leaders for "eschewing the conventional flag-waving, mindless, orchestrated patriotism."
"They defined loyalty to one's country as disloyalty to its pretenses, a willingness to unmask its leaders, and a calling to subject its institutions, government and wars to critical examination, not only the decisions made by rulers but often their indecision," he said.

Such a view of patriotism was so hardened in Berkeley - where, after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Fire Department removed flags from its trucks for fear that they could become targets of antiwar demonstrators - that a gathering of College Republicans made the front page of The Los Angeles Times in 2003 for walking down Telegraph waving flags and singing "America the Beautiful" as a sardonic provocation.

A similar, if earnest, display on election night "did strike me as funny and ironic," said Mark Rudd, who organized campus protests in the 1960s as a national leader of Students for a Democratic Society and who has been critical of President George W. Bush.

"For the last eight years - and probably for much longer - most radicals have been mourning for our country," he said. "Obviously the empire is not going to fall overnight, but at least there's been a popular vote that changes the direction of the last 40 years."

.....the rest of the article is HERE


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

They got their UnAmerican they won't be burning the flag I guess.

"students who are happy to be members of a nation that just elected its first African-American president"

Communists and socialists happy to have one of their own as President, it has NOTHING to do with that Obama is part black. If they were voting for him because he is a black man then they would also have been for Michael Steele, J.C. Watts, and Justice Thomas.

Being balck has something to do with it but no way is it the only reason.

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

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

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

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Burris Consulting With Attorneys After Being Barred From Senate

Burris out in the rain, kept from entering by Harry Reid.

Burris Consulting With Attorneys After Being Barred From Senate

Roland Burris, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appointment to the U.S. Senate, was denied entry into the U.S. Senate because his credentials were not signed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.

FOX news


Roland Burris said he is consulting with attorneys to determine his next move after he was prevented from taking Barack Obama's Senate seat Tuesday, but he maintained that he is the junior senator from Illinois.

Burris, in a brief press conference on Capitol Hill, said the secretary of the Senate did not accept his credentials and prevented him from being seated or even coming to the floor.

"I am not seeking to have any type of confrontation," he said, surrounded by reporters on a rainy day in Washington. Burris spoke shortly before the rest of the House and Senate convened for the 111th Congress.
But attorney Timothy Wright, referring to Burris as "senator," said the Senate acted "against the law of this land" in rejecting his client.

He said they are considering whether to take court action, try to convince Senate leaders to reverse their decision or pursue another option.

Burris was appointed by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested last month and accused of trying to sell the vacated U.S. Senate seat previously held by President-elect Obama.

Senate Democratic leaders say Burris is not qualified to enter the Senate, in part because he is tainted by the governor's political scandal, and now because his certificate of appointment hasn't been signed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.

"Mr. Burris is not in possession of the necessary credentials from the state of Illinois," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said in his speech opening the new session of Congress.

But Blagojevich issued a written statement saying Illinois deserves to have two senators.

"Any allegations against me should not be held against him and especially not the people of Illinois," he said.

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., one of Burris' top cheerleaders on Capitol Hill, accused the Senate leadership of racism Tuesday. Burris is black and if seated would be the only black member of the U.S. Senate, a distinction Obama once held.

"While they might not be termed racist, their action is racist," Rush told FOX News. "I think that if Roland Burris hadn't been an African American, then he would have been allowed to accept the appointment and become a senator."

Many lawmakers have dismissed Rush's warnings about race.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., vice chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said it is important to "extract race from the process."

"With Barack Obama's election, there can be no such thing as a 'black' seat," Cleaver said.

Participating in the theatrics Tuesday, Burris was greeted on Capitol Hill by Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer, a door-keeper and an official from Reid's office, before going to the appointment desk on the third floor and to the secretary of the Senate. There, he was told his forms were incomplete.

Clayton Harris, Blagojevich's acting chief of staff, was in Washington Tuesday to present two documents to the Senate -- Blagojevich's letter to Burris informing him of his intent to appoint him and a fax document from White's legal counsel stating that he had registered the appointment of Burris but not signed it.

Harris told that White does not have the authority to overrule the governor, and the Senate must accept the certification.

"Our contention is that with the governor's signature on it, with his intent, then it becomes a valid document," Harris said, noting that the famous case of Marbury v. Madison entitles the governor to execute appointments.
"The governor has constitutionally and legally appointed Roland Burris as the senator to fill the vacant Senate spot. ... According to Illinois constitution and law, the governor is allowed to make this appointment," he said.

Harris added that Burris is in no way tied to any of the accusations against the governor and shouldn't be held accountable.

"I don't think anyone is saying that Roland Burris was engaged or embattled with anything that the governor is being accused of. I don't think anyone has said anything about the credentials of Roland Burris and certainly no one has impugned the integrity of Roland Burris," he said. "The problems that are pending right now notwithstanding, the state of Illinois still has to operate."

Burris told reporters on Monday that he was considering a walk over to the courthouse to file papers asking the court to admit him if he is denied the seat. But he wasn't going to be disorderly in the Senate.

Burris is scheduled to meet Wednesday with Reid and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate.

One senior Democratic leadership aide told FOX News the conversation will be about calming the situation and trying to get Burris to see that a fight will get him nowhere.

"We have to get Burris to see that there are no other options than getting (Lt. Gov. Pat) Quinn to name Burris to the seat," the aide said.

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

What a drama this is, I am so glad it is a drama among the Democrats and not the Republicans.

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Operation Cast Lead: Background Briefing

This video is excellent and sums up the last few years regarding Gaza and demonstrates well the difference between the IDF and Hamas .

Source: IDF YouTube

Hamas Terrorists Hide in UN School

IDF blog

Hamas terrorists hide in a school belong to the UN agency UNRWA and yet again use the Palestinian people as a human shield, IDF Spokesperson Capt. Benjamin Rutland reports.

Today Israel fired a on a UN School in Gaza, killing 40, including some children. According to the IDF, early reports suggest that there were mortars fired upon them from the school. Hamas has a history of using this school as a launching point for mortars, and the students as human shields.

The UN is not even a poser. They are working with Hamas. The objectives set forth in the UN charter is scorned and reviled by the jihad body of dhimmis and Islamists.

The IDF stated that a number of Hamas gunmen were inside the school, among them Imad and Hassan Abu-Askar, who are known to the IDF as Hamas operatives.

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Marines Raise Flag on New U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Marines Raise Flag on New U.S. Embassy in Baghdad


U.S. Marines raised the American flag yesterday during the dedication ceremony for the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker declared “a new era” for Iraq and the Iraqi-U.S. relationship.

U.S. Marines raise the American flag during the dedication ceremony for the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Jan. 5, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Derren J. Mazza

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte and almost 1,000 invited guests looked on as the embassy’s Marine security detachment raised the red, white and blue over the largest U.S. Embassy in the world, with the Army’s 4th Infantry Division Band playing the U.S. national anthem.

The compound, set on 104 acres along the banks of the Tigris River in central Baghdad, includes 27 modern office, housing and support buildings in tones that blend with the desert landscape. Officials said the scale of the new complex reflects the importance of the U.S.-Iraqi bilateral relationship.

More than 1,200 U.S. diplomats, servicemembers and government officials and staff from 14 federal agencies will work and live on the compound, embassy officials said. Their tasks and missions run the gamut: supporting local elections, helping to fight corruption, helping develop Iraq’s energy and transportation sectors, strengthening the rule of law, providing security training and promoting educational and cultural exchange. In addition, 240 servicemembers assigned to Multinational Force Iraq are based at the embassy.

Construction of the compound began in 2005 and was completed in 2008 at a cost of $592 million, officials said.

Talabani called the new building a sign of how far the U.S.-Iraqi relationship has come.

“This building is not only a compound for the embassy, but a symbol of the deep friendship between the two peoples of Iraq and America,” he said.

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


When I saw this, the very first thing that came into my mind was how hard our troops fought to get to Baghdad. I will never forget that as long as I live.

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Did Roland Burris's Business Partner Help Patti Blagojevich Land Her Job?

Did Roland Burris's Business Partner Help Patti Blagojevich Land Her Latest Job?

Did Roland Burris's business partner, Fred Lebed, have anything to do with Patti Blagojevich landing a full-time job as development director of the Chicago Christian Industrial League?

Lebed, who served on Gov. Rod Blagojevich's transition team, also serves on CCIL's Board of Directors.

The question was raised on Sunday night by political pundit Bruce Dumont on his XM Satellite radio show "Beyond the Beltway." I was a guest, along with writer Salim Muwakkil and Judy Baar Topinka, the former state treasurer who ran against Blagojevich for governor.

When Patti Blagojevich, for the time being, at least, the first lady of Illinois, found her real estate activities scrutinized by the feds--some political insiders expected Patti to be indicted before Rod--she switched careers to the nonprofit CCIL which helps the poor and homeless.

Since 2002, Roland Burris, who will likely soon be the junior senator from Illinois unless something oozes up to taint his reputation, has been partners with Lebed in Burris & Lebed Consulting, LLC. Their website notes that both are registered lobbyists and that "their vast network of relationships are unmatched and stretch within every corner of Illinois and many of the major metropolitan areas in the country.

The website also boasts: "Burris & Lebed Consulting represents numerous clients in front of the Chicago City Council, Cook County Board of Commissioners, suburban local governments, other governmental units across Illinois, Illinois General Assembly, the Governor's Office and other local elected and appointed officials. "

Could the Lebed/CCIL/Patti Blagojevich connection provide Senators Harry Reid and Dick Durbin with the ammunition they need to keep the man whose tombstone trumpets himself as a "Trail Blazer," from joining their club?

And there is also this...............

Uncomfortable spotlight shone on Patti Blagojevich

Chicago Tribune

Her real estate deals are under federal scrutiny, and her rants, now infamous, stand out on descriptions of recordings taken from Blagojevich family home

Even before her voice was heard on covert recordings made by federal investigators, First Lady Patricia Blagojevich was neck-deep in the federal probe of her husband and his administration.

Once a residential real estate broker on the North Side, Patricia Blagojevich left that career this year amid scrutiny from the Tribune and federal agents who have for a year been examining whether clients hired her to win favor from her husband's administration.

But her decision to change careers didn't seem to slow the investigation, which sped up in recent weeks after federal agents tapped the Blagojevich's phones and caught the first lady joining her husband on calls in which he talked about how his authority to pick President-elect Barack Obama's replacement in the U.S. Senate could be leveraged to help find her a seat on paid corporate boards.

Before that, though, federal agents—following years of news coverage—were probing hundreds of thousands of dollars in commissions Patricia Blagojevich earned in previous years as a real estate broker for political supporters, fundraisers and state contractors.


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

The party of corruption and the beat goes on and on and on. They do love to keep the corruption in the family too.

I’m glad these vermin are being exposed. Patti Blagojevich was the real estate broker of record in the crooked Tony Rezko deal giving Barack Hussein Obama his Chicago mansion.

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

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Andrew Breitbart Introduces " Big Hollywood" blog

Andrew Breitbart introduced "Big Hollywood" yesterday.

Big Hollywood blog

"Today, I launch Big Hollywood (bighollywood.breitbart .com), a big group blog that will feature hundreds of the big minds from the fields of politics, journalism, entertainment and culture.

Big Hollywood is not a "celebrity" gabfest or a gossip outpost - it is a continuous politics and culture posting board for those who think something has gone drastically wrong and that Hollywood should return to its patriotic roots.

Big Hollywood's modest objective: to change the entertainment industry. To make Hollywood something we can believe in - again. In order to give millions of Americans hope. "

A once-timid group of social outcasts is emerging from the shadows in Hollywood. If the past year is any indication, Tinseltown may have to get accustomed to the loud presence of a growing minority.

After years of silence, conservatives are coming out of the closet.

Andrew Breitbart, the conservative founder of and author of "Hollywood Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon," is launching a Web site he hopes will help challenge the status quo in what he believes has been a one-party, left-tilting town. Set to debut on Jan. 6, "Big Hollywood" will be a place where center, right and libertarian-leaning celebrities and industry-insiders can weigh in on Hollywood politics, offer film, television and movie reviews, and have an open forum for political discussion.

"Our goal," says Breitbart, who lives in Los Angeles, "is to create an atmosphere of tolerance — something that does not exist in this town."

Breitbart has invited a number of conservative politicians, commentators and journalists to write regularly about the cult of celebrity, liberalism in popular culture, and politics. Among the names who will be contributing, he says, are Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va), political commentator Tucker Carlson, and former Tennessee Senator and Republican presidential contender Fred Thompson.

The site will also feature the punditry of some well-known Hollywood actors, directors, producers, and writers, Breitbart says.

As celebrities like Jon Voight, Gary Sinise, Charlton Heston, Patricia Heaton, Stephen Baldwin and Kelsey Grammer came out publicly with their political ideas over the past few years, the news that there were, in fact, conservatives in Hollywood, had many wondering who would be next.

Recently, there have been rumors that Robert Downey Jr. is a closet Republican, though his publicist will neither confirm nor deny it, saying only, "We unfortunately have no comment, as RDJ does not comment on political matters."

But Breitbart says the goal of Big Hollywood is not to "out" conservative celebrities, and he will not pressure celebrities like Downey to jump into the fray. He says conservative celebs who aren't comfortable with full transparency will be allowed to write under an alias.

"I want them to come on their own volition," he says. "'Big Hollywood is going to have to be a compelling daily read that speaks to Hollywood conservatives' unique burden before some will stick their necks out and choose to speak up for what they believe."

Sticking their necks out has not always been good for business. Mark Vafiades, president of the Hollywood Congress of Republicans, says, "I'm hoping that one day politics won't make a difference in Hollywood. But because there is still subtle intolerance here, conservatives remain somewhat shy.

"If you come to an audition wearing a Bush or McCain button, the casting director will most likely pick another actor. Just being on a set you hear people bashing Bush and the right, because they assume everyone agrees."

Some have suggested the purported anti-conservative tilt in Hollywood is overstated — if it exists at all. Perez Hilton, the self-proclaimed "Queen of All Media" and author of his eponymous gossip site, said, "I think Hollywood is very tolerant. They may mock you for your political beliefs, but at least they'll do it to your face!

"It won't ever interfere with people getting a job. Kelsey Grammer still works!"

But some conservatives in the entertainment industry say there may not be a literal blacklist in Hollywood, but there is pressure to keep silent.

"Conservatives don't necessarily have to be covert about their politics, but in many cases they are because the liberals aren't fair and balanced towards those with differing points of view," says Jerry Molen, the Oscar-winning producer of big Hollywood hits like "Schindler's List," "Jurassic Park" and "Rain Man."

"In too many cases, conservatives are immediately labeled racist, homophobic, bigoted, hateful, demonic, or even un-American without the benefit of debate, and are locked out of the hiring process, with a few exceptions."

But the doors may be slowly opening "An American Carol," a conservative parody that lampooned liberal Hollywood this year, galvanized conservative celebrities like Robert Davi, Dennis Hopper, Kevin Farley, Voight and Grammer, all of whom had roles in the film.

And conservative film festivals, including the American Film Renaissance and the Liberty Film Festival, have also helped bring to market conservative projects that a few years ago might have had a difficult time getting made.

Some industry insiders credit John McCain with helping to embolden Hollywood conservatives during this year's presidential election. Andrew Klavan, a conservative author and screenwriter of psychological thrillers including True Crime and Don't Say A Word, said, "For people who had a lot to lose, McCain gave them some cover. He wasn't a true Republican like Bush was. He was someone even the left liked, whereas Bush was demonized. Hollywood conservatives could support McCain without necessarily supporting the GOP."

Klavan suggested that a spate of recent political movies like "Rendition" and "Redaction" also strengthened the conservative cause.

"These movies are genuinely anti-American. Never before have we had anti-war movies made while our troops were at war. Many people like me were ashamed of the industry, and there's been a bit of a backlash."

Vafiades says increasing numbers of conservatives have joined his organization in the past year, and more organizations like his are sprouting up.

But hush-hush groups like "Friends of Abe," a secretive society of Hollywood conservatives, still operate well under the radar. And the increased spotlight on conservative celebrities has not changed the political climate as much as Breitbart, Vafiades, Molen and Klavan would like.

They say liberal celebrities still have an easier time "being political" than conservatives do.

"Sean Penn is out dancing with dictators, and no one gives him flak. Instead they give him Oscar nominations," says Klavan. "Jon Voight may have some semblance of job security, but he still has to be careful about what he says."

Wild Thing's comment......

I am so glad to see this happening. A lot of good things start with the first step and this is one for sure.

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

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Soldier Rejoins After 38-year Service Break

Soldier rejoins after 38-year service break

Army Times


(Army News Service, Jan. 5, 2009)

Young men and women frequently follow the footsteps of their parents and grandparents by joining the military. Army Maj. (Dr.) Robert Sexton reversed that role when he followed his two sons into the military after a 38-year-break from his previous service.

Sexton was an unlikely candidate when he was commissioned in November 2007 in his mid-50s and assigned to serve as a physician with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 425th Civil Affairs Battalion, attached to the 4th Infantry Division here.

Sexton enlisted in the Army at 17 and left his native Cleveland in 1968 for Vietnam, where he would spend the next two years attached to the 101st Airborne Division, working with Korean troops on Army boats that provided transport, insertion and evacuation.

Sexton was honorably discharged at 20 and returned home only to become disillusioned with the social upheaval happening in the United States. He and his wife decided to move to her native country of Guatemala.

Sexton worked multiple jobs to support his family in Central America, but eventually decided to realize his desires and go to medical school in Guatemala.

"I had always thought about medical school, but because we were just married and right out of the Army and we had two kids, I had to work two and three jobs all of the time - landscaping, painting houses. There just was no time for studies," Sexton said. "But it had always stuck in the back of my mind, and I don't know why, but we visited a medical school down in Guatemala, and they had an open-door policy."

Sexton said he didn't think he would make it through that first year of medical school because of the language barrier. However, he said, because medical terminology is pretty much the same in every language, especially with the basic sciences, he passed even as his class of more than 1,200 first-year students was thinned to 120.

Sexton finished medical school in Guatemala and gained his residency. He planned on staying there and starting a practice. However, when violence and turmoil spread there, he relocated his family back to the United States in 1981.

Sexton regained his residency and was licensed to practice medicine in several states. Eventually, he ended up in Tucson, Ariz., where he practiced as a neonatologist, a doctor who works in intensive care for newborn babies, and started a private emergency medical practice with a close friend.

Nearly two decades later, Sexton and his family began a transformation of sorts as two of his sons joined the Marine Corps, both at 17.

Their decisions to join the Marines surprised and moved Sexton, he said, because they never talked about the military at home and he thought his children would get through high school and then go on to college. He began to feel the tug of inspiration.
Sexton's third son, who had joined in 1997, was due to get out of the Marines in 2003, but chose to re-enlist. "He insisted on going to Iraq, so he extended himself and went into Iraq on the first wave," he said.
"My two sons inspired me," he said. "Then, two years later, after reading what the Army had done over there, I got more and more inspired with everything I read."

Concluding that the fight against terrorism would be a long one, and feeling he could still make a contribution, Sexton accepted a commission to the Army in November 2007 and has been serving as a doctor in Baghdad since October.

"I figured we have less than 1 percent of the American people in the service, and some of those people are going to need a break sometime - and that's what I aim to do. I'm still physically fit. I thought I could make a contribution," Sexton said.

Sexton's decision to rejoin the Army after a 38-year break in service leaves him little possibility of earning a military retirement because of his age. Still, he said, he derives satisfaction from making a contribution to a noble cause - working with Iraqi forces to bring medical care and training to needy areas in Baghdad.

"He blows us away. He's pushing 60, and he's more physically fit than some of the younger guys here," said Army 1st Sgt. George Guerra, the battalion's senior enlisted leader. "We hardly ever see him because he's always gone doing these combined medical engagements. He's really into his work, and he loves it. He just wants to get out and do this work with the Iraqi people."

Sexton said he finds great satisfaction helping Iraqis by providing them with needed medical care, and he expressed a desire when his tour is over to go to other places with the Army where he can continue his work.

"I'll be going to Afghanistan next year with my old unit," Sexton said. "After Afghanistan, I would like to go to the Horn of Africa, because that's where I think civil affairs probably shines the most. I would like to do tours in Central and South America because of the language, and I wouldn't mind going to the Philippines."

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

I love reading abouto our troops and also how fathers and sons are serving. That happens a lot and speaks volumes as to how the entire family loves our country. It is a sacrifice made by the entire family when a parent and children both serve our country.

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January 06, 2009

Police Look to Hack Citizens' Home PCs

Police look to hack citizens' home PCs

'Very intrusive powers – as intrusive as someone busting down your door'


Police and state intelligence agencies from several countries may soon be working together to secretly hack into private citizens' personal computers without their knowledge and without a warrant.

According to a London Times report, the police hacking process, called "remote searching," enables law enforcement to gather information from e-mails, instant messages and Web browsers, even while hundreds of miles away.

Furthermore, the Times reports, a new edict by the European Union's council of ministers in Brussels has paved the way for international law enforcement agencies to begin remote searching and sharing the information with each other. According to the Times, the United Kingdom's Home Office, the nation's lead government department for immigration, drugs and counter-terrorism enforcement, has already quietly adopted a plan that would enable French, German and other European Union police forces to request remote searching be done on UK citizens' computers.

The Home Office's plan has drawn immediate protest.

"These are very intrusive powers – as intrusive as someone busting down your door and coming into your home," said Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, a British civil liberties and human rights group.
"The public will want this to be controlled by new legislation and judicial authorization," Chakrabarti told the Times. "Without those safeguards it's a devastating blow to any notion of personal privacy."

According to the report, a remote search can be granted if a senior police officer believes it is necessary to detect a serious crime, and unlike searching a suspect's home, a remote search does not require a warrant under Home Office policy.

Richard Clayton, a researcher at the University of Cambridge's Computer Laboratory, told the Times that remote searches had been possible since 1994, but usually involved covertly breaking into a suspect's home to access the computer. By installing a key-logging device on the computer, police could track the suspect's every keystroke.

"It's just like putting a secret camera in someone's living room," Clayton said.

A spokesperson for the UK's Association of Chief Police Officers told the Times that hacking into private citizens' computers is sometimes necessary in investigating cybercrimes such as child pornography, identity theft and terrorism.

Further, the ACPO spokesperson said, the surveillance is directed under the UK's Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, a law passed in 2000 governing the interception and disclosure of communications.

To authorize remote searching, the ACPO spokesperson said, "The officer giving it must believe that when it is given it is necessary to prevent or detect serious crime and [the] action is proportionate to what it seeks to achieve."

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

With Hussein and his fellow democrats in charge, this type of thing is concerning.

Obama is not going to like some of the names I have titled images of him. But gosh with all the graphics I use I ran out of ideas, one can't label every photo with his name. So there are some that titled jerk Obama etc. An yes some with no so nice titles. heh heh

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

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

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Barack the Kenyan Picks Leon Panetta as CIA Director

Obama to Name Leon Panetta as Head of CIA, Prompting Criticism From Lawmakers

FOX news

Bill Clinton's former chief of staff Leon Panetta has been tapped to head the CIA in President-elect Barack Obama's administration, causing surprise and a bit of consternation from several individuals involved in the intelligence community.

Panetta is a surprise pick since he has no experience in the intelligence world, though as chief of staff he had considerable access to intelligence information and knows how the community operates.

FOX News has learned that outgoing Intelligence Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., does not approve of the Panetta pick either. Rockefeller, according to one official, also put forward Kappes for CIA chief.


Feinstein Furious Over Panetta Pick


Sen. Diane Feinstein is reportedly fuming that Barack Obama picked Leon Panetta as his new CIA Director and never consulted with her.

Feinstein, the incoming chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, issued a sharp statement Monday that was a thinly veiled criticism of the pick. The statement made it clear that she had expected a career intelligence professional – unlike Panetta, who has no intelligence expertise whatsoever – to be leading the CIA.

"I was not informed about the selection of Leon Panetta to be the CIA Director,’’ Feinstein said.
“I know nothing about this, other than what I've read," said Senator Feinstein, who will chair the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the 111th Congress. "My position has consistently been that I believe the agency is best served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time."

Panetta could face tough questions at his nomination hearing about his background in intelligence.

A former senior CIA official who advises Obama defended the surprise choice of Panetta, whose only military and intelligence experience is a two-year stint in the mid-1960s as a U.S. Army lieutenant.

The official told the Associated Press that Panetta had been a consumer of CIA intelligence when he was at the White House.

The source said Panetta was selected for his administrative, management and political skills that will allow him both to control and advocate for the agency.

The official added that Panetta will rely on the expertise of CIA officers to balance his lack of personal intelligence experience.

Veterans of the CIA were caught off guard by the selection.


Obama initially wanted to nominate John Brennan, but the “Obama team” forced him out, because leftists opposed him, because Brennan worked at the CIA under Tenet. Leftists want someone who will destroy the CIA, instead of use them to gather intelligence on terrorists.

Some Say Obama Team Forced Out CIA Contender

Former CIA official John Brennan, once considered the top choice to serve as CIA director in President-elect Barack Obama's administration, was pressured by the Obama transition team to pull his name from consideration, according to friends and former intelligence associates.
Brennan's withdrawal, offered in a Nov. 25 letter to Obama, came after liberal bloggers mounted an opposition campaign against his possible appointment. They said he was tainted by his service in the CIA at a time when the agency was employing coercive interrogation methods, including "waterboarding," on detainees.
These associates pin the blame for Brennan's withdrawal squarely on the Obama team. "They pulled the plug on him," said one former intelligence official. Brennan himself declined to comment.

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

I guess after the Brennan push out , that Cynthia McKinney and Cindy Sheehan must have turned him down and he had to go with his third choice.

Of course he is not qualified at all, but maybe Panetta read all the “James Bond, 007” novels (while spending several nights at Holiday Inn Express?)

IMO this is not a place to put amateurs.

The terrorist cells are getting happier and happier every day hearing all this news. Unfortunately it is going to take another attack to remind people why they vote Republican.

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Pelosi's Goal To Erase Gingrich's Long-Standing Fairness Rules

Pelosi Erases Gingrich's Long-Standing Fairness Rules

Human Events

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to re-write House rules today to ensure that the Republican minority is unable to have any influence on legislation.

Pelosi’s proposals are so draconian, and will so polarize the Capitol, that any thought President-elect Obama has of bipartisan cooperation will be rendered impossible before he even takes office.

Pelosi’s rule changes -- which may be voted on today -- will reverse the fairness rules that were written around Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America.”

In reaction, the House Republican leadership is sending a letter today to Pelosi to object to changes to House Rules this week that would bar Republicans from offering alternative bills, amendments to Democrat bills or even the guarantee of open debate accessible by motions to recommit for any piece of legislation during the entire 111th Congress. These procedural abuses, as outlined in the below letter obtained by HUMAN EVENTS, would also include the repeal of six-year limit for committee chairmen and other House Rules reform measures enacted in 1995 as part of the Contract with America.

January 5, 2009

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House
H-232, U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Madame Speaker,

We hope you and your family had a joyful holiday season, and as we begin a new year and a new Congress, we look forward to working with you, our colleagues on both sides of the aisle, and President-elect Obama in tackling the many challenges facing our nation.

President Obama has pledged to lead a government that is open and transparent. With that in mind, we are deeply troubled by media reports indicating that the Democratic leadership is poised to repeal reforms put in place in 1995 that were intended to help restore Americans’ trust and confidence in the People’s House. Specifically, these reports note that the Majority, as part of its rules package governing the new Congress, will end six-year term limits for Committee chairs and further restrict the opportunity for all members to offer alternative legislation. This does not represent change; it is reverting back to the undemocratic one-party rule and backroom deals that the American people rejected more than a decade ago. And it has grave implications for the American people and their freedom, coming at a time when an unprecedented expansion of federal power and spending is being hastily planned by a single party behind closed doors. Republicans will vigorously oppose repealing these reforms if they are brought to a vote on the House floor.

As you know, after Republicans gained the majority in the House in 1995, our chamber adopted rules to limit the terms of all committee chairs to three terms in order to reward new ideas, innovation, and merit rather than the strict longevity that determined chairmanships in the past. This reform was intended to help restore the faith and trust of the American people in their government – a theme central to President-elect Obama’s campaign last year. He promoted a message of “change,” but Madame Speaker, abolishing term limit reform is the opposite of “change.” Instead, it will entrench a handful of Members of the House in positions of permanent power, with little regard for its impact on the American people.

The American people also stand to pay a price if the Majority further shuts down free and open debate on the House floor by refusing to allow all members the opportunity to offer substantive alternatives to important legislation -- the same opportunities that Republicans guaranteed to Democrats as motions to recommit during their 12 years in the Minority. The Majority’s record in the last Congress was the worst in history when it came to having a free and open debate on the issues.

This proposed change also would prevent Members from exposing and offering proposals to eliminate tax increases hidden by the Democratic Majority in larger pieces of legislation. This is not the kind of openness and transparency that President-elect Obama promised. This change would deprive tens of millions of Americans the opportunity to have a voice in the most important policy decisions facing our country.

Madame Speaker, we urge you to reconsider the decision to repeal these reforms, which could come up for a vote as early as tomorrow. Just as a new year brings fresh feelings of optimism and renewal for the American people, so too should a new Congress. Changing the House rules in the manner highlighted by recent media reports would have the opposite effect: further breaching the trust between our nation’s elected representatives and the men and women who send them to Washington to serve their interests and protect their freedom.


Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), Republican Leader
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Republican Whip
Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), Conference Chairman
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.), Policy Committee Chairman
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wyo.), Conference Vice-Chair
Rep. John Carter (R-Texas), Conference Secretary
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), NRCC Chairman
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Chief Deputy Whip
Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.), Rules Committee Ranking Republican

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

Nancy Pelosi to America: “I know what’s best for all of you two-bit peasants, now bow down to me or else!” Eva Peron would be proud Pelosi.

This is what 'Rats do when they have power. They play hardball. They take no prisoners. They crush their opposition beneath their boot. They rule with an iron fist and brook no dissent.

Contrast that with the 'Republican style: "reaching across the aisle", "bipartisanship", "cooperation", "respecting the rights of the minority", "playing fair".

Now, of the two, which do the kool-aide sheep choose? And what does that say about what the sheep respect and understand?

Just a ithis going to be the precursor to rewriting the Constitution????

Republicans need to stop bringing chocolates to a gunfight.

....Thank you Jack.

Army Combat Engineers

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent

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Dog & Cheetah Good Friends

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

I love this, they are both so cute!!!!

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Liberal Conspiracy to Defame TeamSarah: Busted!

Liberal Conspiracy to Frame and Defame TeamSarah: Busted!

source, an online community of over 63,000 who admire Sarah Palin and all she stands for, currently is experiencing an attempt at framing the whole community as guilty of unsavory racist behavior. This apparently is part of an overall attempt by the the worst elements of the progressive faction, conduct for which all liberals should be ashamed to be associated, even indirectly.

This was started, for example at DemocracyUnderground (which brags that it intends to turn the word conservative “radioactive”) — well before that unfair and arguably defamatory piece was published in The Huffington Post, an extremist liberal website that evidently does not police its own content for accuracy. It is shocking that the HuffPo dropped any pretense of journalistic standards — like, for instance, simply calling TeamSarah and its proprietor, the Susan B. Anthony List, for a balanced picture, before running a recent attack on TeamSarah.

Thanks go out to Kelley S who serves TeamSarah brilliantly as a guardian, going out on patrol, looking for invaders who are attempting to frame and defame the community.

Thanks to Kelly, we now have screen shots, ID’s, and IP’s of a number of individuals who have planned an effort, and attempted to implement it, to act as agent provocateurs and discredit Team Sarah by planting racist and other unsavory material as if they were members.

We now have the evidence of what we suspected all along: the liberal extremists have been creating “sock puppets,” fake people whose sole mission is to come to TeamSarah, post horrible things, and then make copies of these posts to “prove” that we are bigots and cretins. It is the equivalent of framing the innocent, it is pure dirty tricks. And it is vile. We call upon all principled Liberals to condemns these actions. This is not the first time this has happened. We have also documented “dirty tricks” from and from YAforObama.

We will not REACT and let these attacks cause us to mistrust one another or become distracted. TeamSarah is standing by our very high community standards.

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

Thank goodness, the left will stop at nothing to try and bring trouble to Sarah or anything conected to her.

Team Sarah is wonderful and I am thrilled to be a member there.


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

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

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Obama Stuck On Clinton Administration As He Picks Justice Nominees

Obama's Justice nominees signal break with Bush counterterrorism policies

The Miami Herald

In filling four senior Justice Department positions Monday, President-elect Barack Obama signaled that he intends to roll back Bush administration counterterrorism policies authorizing harsh interrogation techniques, warrantless spying and indefinite detentions of terrorism suspects.

The most startling shift was Obama's pick of Indiana University law professor Dawn Johnsen to take charge of the Office of Legal Counsel, the unit that's churned out the legal opinions that provided a foundation for expanding President George W. Bush's national security powers.

Johnsen, who spent five years in the Office of Legal Counsel during the Clinton administration and served as its acting chief, has publicly assailed "Bush's corruption of our American ideals." Upon the release last spring of a secret Office of Legal Counsel memo that backed tactics approaching torture for interrogations of terrorism suspects, she excoriated the unit's lawyers for encouraging "horrific acts" and for advising Bush "that in fighting the war on terror, he is not bound by the laws Congress has enacted."

One of the refreshing things about Dawn Johnsen's appointment is that she's almost a 180-degree shift from John Yoo and David Addington and (Vice President) Dick Cheney," said Harvard University law professor Laurence Tribe, referring to the main legal architects of the administration's approval of harsh interrogation tactics.
Walter Dellinger, a Duke University law professor, said that Johnsen's appointment "sends a very strong message that the administration intends to make sure that its power is exercised in conformity with constitutional rights and respect for civil liberties."

Obama also said that he'd nominate:

-David Ogden, a top Justice Department official during the Clinton administration, as deputy attorney general, the No. 2 figure under attorney general nominee Eric Holder.

-Elena Kagan, the dean of the Harvard University Law School and a former Clinton White House aide, as solicitor general. She'd be the first woman to hold the post.

-Tom Perrelli, counsel to Clinton Attorney General Janet Reno from 1997 to 1999, as the associate attorney general who oversees civil matters.

Obama said he hoped that the four appointees would restore "integrity, depth of experience and tenacity" to the lead federal law enforcement agency, which has been battered by scandal.

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

Great...back to the Clinton policies that allowed the 9/11 cells to sit here for years. Some even training for their mission on US soil.

Obama is demonstrating clearly, by his appointments, that he has more sympathy for the terrorists, than the gullible America people who elected him president of the US.

I have heard some people ( Republican's) say how they hope he succeeds. I take into consideration they want to keep their jobs with the networks but at what cost? Selling their soul ? How can any sensible person wish that Obama succeeds, is beyond me. Do we want him to succeed in completely destroying the US, including killing innocent Americans, because he doesn't want to interrogate the terrorists, to prevent attacks on us? I say NO, I do not want him to succeed, not even a little.

I want his socialist agenda to get shot down if it is possible. And all the other things he plans to do that will destroy our country.

It's been over 7 years since the Islamofascists have been able to attack America. Our counterterrorism guys have halted many of their planned attacks on this country. Leniency to terrorists becomes a death sentence to innocent Americans.

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News Lite: Dog Shoplifts Bone from Store LOL

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January 05, 2009

"Taking Chance" HBO Film

"Taking Chance"....Trailer for film on HBO due out in February 2008


In 2004, Lt. Col. Michael Strobl volunteered to escort home the body of a 19-year-old Marine killed in Iraq. It would prove to be a life-altering experience. Kevin Bacon stars as Strobl in this profoundly moving HBO Films drama that looks at the military rituals for honoring its war dead from the perspective of one fallen soldier named Chance Phelps. Strobl never knew Phelps before taking the assignment, but as he journeys across America, he discovers the great diligence and dignity in how the military handle such dark duties--and comes to grips with his own issues of guilt when he meets Chance's gracious family and friends.


LtCol M.R. Strobl USMC

23 Apr 04 – The enclosed article was written by LtCol M.R. Strobl USMC who is assigned to MCCDC Quantico, VA and served as the officer who escorted the remains of PFC C. Phelps USMC from Dover AFB, DE to his home. PFC Phelps was assigned to 3d Bn, 11th Marines – an artillery unit functioning as a provisional infantry battalion during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 2. PFC Phelps was killed in action from a gunshot wound received on 9 Apr 04 during combat operations west of Baghdad. He was buried in Dubois, WY on 17 Apr 04.

Chance Phelps was wearing his Saint Christopher medal when he was killed on Good Friday. Eight days later, I handed the medallion to his mother. I didn’t know Chance before he died. Today, I miss him.

Over a year ago, I volunteered to escort the remains of Marines killed in Iraq should the need arise. The military provides a uniformed escort for all casualties to ensure they are delivered safely to the next of kin and are treated with dignity and respect along the way.

Thankfully, I hadn’t been called on to be an escort since Operation Iraqi Freedom began. The first few weeks of April, however, had been a tough month for the Marines. On the Monday after Easter I was reviewing Department of Defense press releases when I saw that a Private First Class Chance Phelps was killed in action outside of Baghdad. The press release listed his hometown—the same town I’m from. I notified our Battalion adjutant and told him that, should the duty to escort PFC Phelps fall to our Battalion, I would take him.

I didn’t hear back the rest of Monday and all day Tuesday until 1800. The Battalion duty NCO called my cell phone and said I needed to be ready to leave for Dover Air Force Base at 1900 in order to escort the remains of PFC Phelps.

Before leaving for Dover I called the major who had the task of informing Phelps’s parents of his death. The major said the funeral was going to be in Dubois, Wyoming. (It turned out that PFC Phelps only lived in my hometown for his senior year of high school.) I had never been to Wyoming and had never heard of Dubois.

With two other escorts from Quantico, I got to Dover AFB at 2330 on Tuesday night. First thing on Wednesday we reported to the mortuary at the base. In the escort lounge there were about half a dozen Army soldiers and about an equal number of Marines waiting to meet up with “their” remains for departure. PFC Phelps was not ready, however, and I was told to come back on Thursday. Now, at Dover with nothing to do and a solemn mission ahead, I began to get depressed.

I was wondering about Chance Phelps. I didn’t know anything about him; not even what he looked like. I wondered about his family and what it would be like to meet them. I did pushups in my room until I couldn’t do any more.

On Thursday morning I reported back to the mortuary. This time there was a new group of Army escorts and a couple of the Marines who had been there Wednesday. There was also an Air Force captain there to escort his brother home to San Diego.

We received a brief covering our duties, the proper handling of the remains, the procedures for draping a flag over a casket, and of course, the paperwork attendant to our task. We were shown pictures of the shipping container and told that each one contained, in addition to the casket, a flag. I was given an extra flag since Phelps’s parents were divorced. This way they would each get one. I didn’t like the idea of stuffing the flag into my luggage but I couldn’t see carrying a large flag, folded for presentation to the next of kin, through an airport while in my Alpha uniform. It barely fit into my suitcase.

It turned out that I was the last escort to leave on Thursday. This meant that I repeatedly got to participate in the small ceremonies that mark all departures from the Dover AFB mortuary.

Most of the remains are taken from Dover AFB by hearse to the airport in Philadelphia for air transport to their final destination. When the remains of a service member are loaded onto a hearse and ready to leave the Dover mortuary, there is an announcement made over the building’s intercom system. With the announcement, all service members working at the mortuary, regardless of service branch, stop work and form up along the driveway to render a slow ceremonial salute as the hearse departs. Escorts also participated in each formation until it was their time to leave.

On this day there were some civilian workers doing construction on the mortuary grounds. As each hearse passed, they would stop working and place their hard hats over their hearts. This was my first sign that my mission with PFC Phelps was larger than the Marine Corps and that his family and friends were not grieving alone.

Eventually I was the last escort remaining in the lounge. The Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant in charge of the Marine liaison there came to see me. He had Chance Phelps’s personal effects. He removed each item; a large watch, a wooden cross with a lanyard, two loose dog tags, two dog tags on a chain, and a Saint Christopher medal on a silver chain. Although we had been briefed that we might be carrying some personal effects of the deceased, this set me aback. Holding his personal effects, I was starting to get to know Chance Phelps.

Finally we were ready. I grabbed my bags and went outside. I was somewhat startled when I saw the shipping container, loaded three-quarters of the way in to the back of a black Chevy Suburban that had been modified to carry such cargo. This was the first time I saw my “cargo” and I was surprised at how large the shipping container was. The Master Gunnery Sergeant and I verified that the name on the container was Phelps’s then they pushed him the rest of the way in and we left. Now it was PFC Chance Phelps’s turn to receive the military—and construction workers’—honors. He was finally moving towards home.

As I chatted with the driver on the hour-long trip to Philadelphia, it became clear that he considered it an honor to be able to contribute in getting Chance home. He offered his sympathy to the family. I was glad to finally be moving yet apprehensive about what things would be like at the airport. I didn’t want this package to be treated like ordinary cargo, but I knew that the simple logistics of moving around a box this large would have to overrule my preferences.

When we got to the Northwest Airlines cargo terminal at the Philadelphia airport, the cargo handler and hearse driver pulled the shipping container onto a loading bay while I stood to the side and executed a slow salute. Once Chance was safely in the cargo area, and I was satisfied that he would be treated with due care and respect, the hearse driver drove me over to the passenger terminal and dropped me off.

As I walked up to the ticketing counter in my uniform, a Northwest employee started to ask me if I knew how to use the automated boarding pass dispenser. Before she could finish another ticketing agent interrupted her. He told me to go straight to the counter then explained to the woman that I was a military escort. She seemed embarrassed. The woman behind the counter already had tears in her eyes as I was pulling out my government travel voucher. She struggled to find words but managed to express her sympathy for the family and thank me for my service. She upgraded my ticket to first class.

After clearing security, I was met by another Northwest Airline employee at the gate. She told me a representative from cargo would be up to take me down to the tarmac to observe the movement and loading of PFC Phelps. I hadn’t really told any of them what my mission was but they all knew.

When the man from the cargo crew met me, he, too, struggled for words. On the tarmac, he told me stories of his childhood as a military brat and repeatedly told me that he was sorry for my loss. I was starting to understand that, even here in Philadelphia, far away from Chance’s hometown, people were mourning with his family.

On the tarmac, the cargo crew was silent except for occasional instructions to each other. I stood to the side and saluted as the conveyor moved Chance to the aircraft. I was relieved when he was finally settled into place. The rest of the bags were loaded and I watched them shut the cargo bay door before heading back up to board the aircraft.

One of the pilots had taken my carry-on bag himself and had it stored next to the cockpit door so he could watch it while I was on the tarmac. As I boarded the plane, I could tell immediately that the flight attendants had already been informed of my mission. They seemed a little choked up as they led me to my seat.

About 45 minutes into our flight I still hadn’t spoken to anyone except to tell the first class flight attendant that I would prefer water. I was surprised when the flight attendant from the back of the plane suddenly appeared and leaned down to grab my hands. She said, “I want you to have this” as she pushed a small gold crucifix, with a relief of Jesus, into my hand. It was her lapel pin and it looked somewhat worn. I suspected it had been hers for quite some time. That was the only thing she said to me the entire flight.

When we landed in Minneapolis, I was the first one off the plane. The pilot himself escorted me straight down the side stairs of the exit tunnel to the tarmac. The cargo crew there already knew what was on this plane. They were unloading some of the luggage when an Army sergeant, a fellow escort who had left Dover earlier that day, appeared next to me. His “cargo” was going to be loaded onto my plane for its continuing leg. We stood side by side in the dark and executed a slow salute as Chance was removed from the plane. The cargo crew at Minneapolis kept Phelps’s shipping case separate from all the other luggage as they waited to take us to the cargo area. I waited with the soldier and we saluted together as his fallen comrade was loaded onto the plane.

My trip with Chance was going to be somewhat unusual in that we were going to have an overnight stopover. We had a late start out of Dover and there was just too much traveling ahead of us to continue on that day. (We still had a flight from Minneapolis to Billings, Montana, then a five-hour drive to the funeral home. That was to be followed by a 90-minute drive to Chance’s hometown.)

I was concerned about leaving him overnight in the Minneapolis cargo area. My ten-minute ride from the tarmac to the cargo holding area eased my apprehension. Just as in Philadelphia, the cargo guys in Minneapolis were extremely respectful and seemed honored to do their part. While talking with them, I learned that the cargo supervisor for Northwest Airlines at the Minneapolis airport is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserves. They called him for me and let me talk to him.

Once I was satisfied that all would be okay for the night, I asked one of the cargo crew if he would take me back to the terminal so that I could catch my hotel’s shuttle. Instead, he drove me straight to the hotel himself. At the hotel, the Lieutenant Colonel called me and said he would personally pick me up in the morning and bring me back to the cargo area.

Before leaving the airport, I had told the cargo crew that I wanted to come back to the cargo area in the morning rather than go straight to the passenger terminal. I felt bad for leaving Chance overnight and wanted to see the shipping container where I had left it for the night. It was fine.

The Lieutenant Colonel made a few phone calls then drove me around to the passenger terminal. I was met again by a man from the cargo crew and escorted down to the tarmac. The pilot of the plane joined me as I waited for them to bring Chance from the cargo area. The pilot and I talked of his service in the Air Force and how he missed it.

I saluted as Chance was moved up the conveyor and onto the plane. It was to be a while before the luggage was to be loaded so the pilot took me up to the board the plane where I could watch the tarmac from a window. With no other passengers yet on board, I talked with the flight attendants and one of the cargo guys. He had been in the Navy and one of the attendants had been in the Air Force. Everywhere I went, people were continuing to tell me their relationship to the military. After all the baggage was aboard, I went back down to the tarmac, inspected the cargo bay, and watched them secure the door.

When we arrived at Billings, I was again the first off the plane. This time Chance’s shipping container was the first item out of the cargo hold. The funeral director had driven five hours up from Riverton, Wyoming to meet us. He shook my hand as if I had personally lost a brother.

We moved Chance to a secluded cargo area. Now it was time for me to remove the shipping container and drape the flag over the casket. I had predicted that this would choke me up but I found I was more concerned with proper flag etiquette than the solemnity of the moment. Once the flag was in place, I stood by and saluted as Chance was loaded onto the van from the funeral home. I was thankful that we were in a small airport and the event seemed to go mostly unnoticed. I picked up my rental car and followed Chance for five hours until we reached Riverton. During the long trip I imagined how my meeting with Chance’s parents would go. I was very nervous about that.

When we finally arrived at the funeral home, I had my first face to face meeting with the Casualty Assistance Call Officer. It had been his duty to inform the family of Chance’s death. He was on the Inspector/Instructor staff of an infantry company in Salt Lake City, Utah and I knew he had had a difficult week.

Inside I gave the funeral director some of the paperwork from Dover and discussed the plan for the next day. The service was to be at 1400 in the high school gymnasium up in Dubois, population about 900, some 90 miles away. Eventually, we had covered everything. The CACO had some items that the family wanted to be inserted into the casket and I felt I needed to inspect Chance’s uniform to ensure everything was proper. Although it was going to be a closed casket funeral, I still wanted to ensure his uniform was squared away.

Earlier in the day I wasn’t sure how I’d handle this moment. Suddenly, the casket was open and I got my first look at Chance Phelps. His uniform was immaculate—a tribute to the professionalism of the Marines at Dover. I noticed that he wore six ribbons over his marksmanship badge; the senior one was his Purple Heart. I had been in the Corps for over 17 years, including a combat tour, and was wearing eight ribbons. This Private First Class, with less than a year in the Corps, had already earned six.

The next morning, I wore my dress blues and followed the hearse for the trip up to Dubois. This was the most difficult leg of our trip for me. I was bracing for the moment when I would meet his parents and hoping I would find the right words as I presented them with Chance’s personal effects.

We got to the high school gym about four hours before the service was to begin. The gym floor was covered with folding chairs neatly lined in rows. There were a few townspeople making final preparations when I stood next to the hearse and saluted as Chance was moved out of the hearse. The sight of a flag-draped coffin was overwhelming to some of the ladies.

We moved Chance into the gym to the place of honor. A Marine sergeant, the command representative from Chance’s battalion, met me at the gym. His eyes were watery as he relieved me of watching Chance so that I could go eat lunch and find my hotel.

At the restaurant, the table had a flier announcing Chance’s service. Dubois High School gym; two o’ clock. It also said that the family would be accepting donations so that they could buy flak vests to send to troops in Iraq.

I drove back to the gym at a quarter after one. I could’ve walked—you could walk to just about anywhere in Dubois in ten minutes. I had planned to find a quiet room where I could take his things out of their pouch and untangle the chain of the Saint Christopher medal from the dog tag chains and arrange everything before his parents came in. I had twice before removed the items from the pouch to ensure they were all there—even though there was no chance anything could’ve fallen out. Each time, the two chains had been quite tangled. I didn’t want to be fumbling around trying to untangle them in front of his parents. Our meeting, however, didn’t go as expected.

I practically bumped into Chance’s step-mom accidentally and our introductions began in the noisy hallway outside the gym. In short order I had met Chance’s step-mom and father followed by his step-dad and, at last, his mom. I didn’t know how to express to these people my sympathy for their loss and my gratitude for their sacrifice. Now, however, they were repeatedly thanking me for bringing their son home and for my service. I was humbled beyond words.

I told them that I had some of Chance’s things and asked if we could try to find a quiet place. The five of us ended up in what appeared to be a computer lab—not what I had envisioned for this occasion.

After we had arranged five chairs around a small table, I told them about our trip. I told them how, at every step, Chance was treated with respect, dignity, and honor. I told them about the staff at Dover and all the folks at Northwest Airlines. I tried to convey how the entire Nation, from Dover to Philadelphia, to Minneapolis, to Billings, and Riverton expressed grief and sympathy over their loss.

Finally, it was time to open the pouch. The first item I happened to pull out was Chance’s large watch. It was still set to Baghdad time. Next were the lanyard and the wooden cross. Then the dog tags and the Saint Christopher medal. This time the chains were not tangled. Once all of his items were laid out on the table, I told his mom that I had one other item to give them. I retrieved the flight attendant’s crucifix from my pocket and told its story. I set that on the table and excused myself. When I next saw Chance’s mom, she was wearing the crucifix on her lapel.

By 1400 most of the seats on the gym floor were filled and people were finding seats in the fixed bleachers high above the gym floor. There were a surprising number of people in military uniform. Many Marines had come up from Salt Lake City. Men from various VFW posts and the Marine Corps League occupied multiple rows of folding chairs. We all stood as Chance’s family took their seats in the front.

It turned out that Chance’s sister, a Petty Officer in the Navy, worked for a Rear Admiral—the Chief of Naval Intelligence—at the Pentagon. The Admiral had brought many of the sailors on his staff with him to Dubois pay respects to Chance and support his sister. After a few songs and some words from a Navy Chaplain, the Admiral took the microphone and told us how Chance had died.

Chance was an artillery cannoneer and his unit was acting as provisional military police outside of Baghdad. Chance had volunteered to man a .50 caliber machine gun in the turret of the leading vehicle in a convoy. The convoy came under intense fire but Chance stayed true to his post and returned fire with the big gun, covering the rest of the convoy, until he was fatally wounded.

Then the commander of the local VFW post read some of the letters Chance had written home. In letters to his mom he talked of the mosquitoes and the heat. In letters to his stepfather he told of the dangers of convoy operations and of receiving fire.

The service was a fitting tribute to this hero. When it was over, we stood as the casket was wheeled out with the family following. The casket was placed onto a horse-drawn carriage for the mile-long trip from the gym, down the main street, then up the steep hill to the cemetery. I stood alone and saluted as the carriage departed the high school. I found my car and joined Chance’s convoy.

The town seemingly went from the gym to the street. All along the route, the people had lined the street and were waving small American flags. The flags that were otherwise posted were all at half-staff. For the last quarter mile up the hill, local boy scouts, spaced about 20 feet apart, all in uniform, held large flags. At the foot of the hill, I could look up and back and see the enormity of our procession. I wondered how many people would be at this funeral if it were in, say, Detroit or Los Angeles—probably not as many as were here in little Dubois, Wyoming.

The carriage stopped about 15 yards from the grave and the military pall bearers and the family waited until the men of the VFW and Marine Corps league were formed up and school busses had arrived carrying many of the people from the procession route. Once the entire crowd was in place, the pallbearers came to attention and began to remove the casket from the caisson. As I had done all week, I came to attention and executed a slow ceremonial salute as Chance was being transferred from one mode of transport to another.

From Dover to Philadelphia; Philadelphia to Minneapolis; Minneapolis to Billings; Billings to Riverton; and Riverton to Dubois we had been together. Now, as I watched them carry him the final 15 yards, I was choking up. I felt that, as long as he was still moving, he was somehow still alive.

Then they put him down above his grave. He had stopped moving.

Although my mission had been officially complete once I turned him over to the funeral director at the Billings airport, it was his placement at his grave that really concluded it in my mind. Now, he was home to stay and I suddenly felt at once sad, relieved, and useless.

The chaplain said some words that I couldn’t hear and two Marines removed the flag from the casket and slowly folded it for presentation to his mother. When the ceremony was over, Chance’s father placed a ribbon from his service in Vietnam on Chance’s casket. His mother approached the casket and took something from her blouse and put it on the casket. I later saw that it was the flight attendant’s crucifix. Eventually friends of Chance’s moved closer to the grave. A young man put a can of Copenhagen on the casket and many others left flowers.

Finally, we all went back to the gym for a reception. There was enough food to feed the entire population for a few days. In one corner of the gym there was a table set up with lots of pictures of Chance and some of his sports awards. People were continually approaching me and the other Marines to thank us for our service. Almost all of them had some story to tell about their connection to the military. About an hour into the reception, I had the impression that every man in Wyoming had, at one time or another, been in the service.

It seemed like every time I saw Chance’s mom she was hugging a different well wisher. As time passed, I began to hear people laughing. We were starting to heal.

After a few hours at the gym, I went back to the hotel to change out of my dress blues. The local VFW post had invited everyone over to “celebrate Chance’s life.” The Post was on the other end of town from my hotel and the drive took less than two minutes. The crowd was somewhat smaller than what had been at the gym but the Post was packed.

Marines were playing pool at the two tables near the entrance and most of the VFW members were at the bar or around the tables in the bar area. The largest room in the Post was a banquet/dinning/dancing area and it was now called “The Chance Phelps Room.” Above the entry were two items: a large portrait of Chance in his dress blues and the Eagle, Globe, & Anchor. In one corner of the room there was another memorial to Chance. There were candles burning around another picture of him in his blues. On the table surrounding his photo were his Purple Heart citation and his Purple Heart medal. There was also a framed copy of an excerpt from the Congressional Record. This was an elegant tribute to Chance Phelps delivered on the floor of the United States House of Representatives by Congressman Scott McInnis of Colorado. Above it all was a television that was playing a photo montage of Chance’s life from small boy to proud Marine.

I did not buy a drink that night. As had been happening all day, indeed all week, people were thanking me for my service and for bringing Chance home. Now, in addition to words and handshakes, they were thanking me with beer. I fell in with the men who had handled the horses and horse-drawn carriage. I learned that they had worked through the night to groom and prepare the horses for Chance’s last ride. They were all very grateful that they were able to contribute.

After a while we all gathered in the Chance Phelps room for the formal dedication. The Post commander told us of how Chance had been so looking forward to becoming a Life Member of the VFW. Now, in the Chance Phelps Room of the Dubois, Wyoming post, he would be an eternal member. We all raised our beers and the Chance Phelps room was christened.

Later, as I was walking toward the pool tables, a Staff Sergeant from the Reserve unit in Salt Lake grabbed me and said, “Sir, you gotta hear this.” There were two other Marines with him and he told the younger one, a Lance Corporal, to tell me his story. The Staff Sergeant said the Lance Corporal was normally too shy and modest to tell it but now he’d had enough beer to overcome his usual tendencies.

As the Lance Corporal started to talk, an older man joined our circle. He wore a baseball cap that indicated he had been with the 1st Marine Division in Korea. Earlier in the evening he had told me about one of his former commanding officers; a Colonel Puller.

So, there I was, standing in a circle with three Marines recently returned from fighting with the 1st Marine Division in Iraq and one not so recently returned from fighting with the 1st Marine Division in Korea. I, who had fought with the 1st Marine Division in Kuwait, was about to gain a new insight into our Corps.

The young Lance Corporal began to tell us his story. At that moment, in this circle of current and former Marines, the differences in our ages and ranks dissipated—we were all simply Marines.

His squad had been on a patrol through a city street. They had taken small arms fire and had literally dodged an RPG round that sailed between two Marines. At one point they received fire from behind a wall and had neutralized the sniper with a SMAW round. The back blast of the SMAW, however, kicked up a substantial rock that hammered the Lance Corporal in the thigh; only missing his groin because he had reflexively turned his body sideways at the shot.

Their squad had suffered some wounded and was receiving more sniper fire when suddenly he was hit in the head by an AK-47 round. I was stunned as he told us how he felt like a baseball bat had been slammed into his head. He had spun around and fell unconscious. When he came to, he had a severe scalp wound but his Kevlar helmet had saved his life. He continued with his unit for a few days before realizing he was suffering the effects of a severe concussion.

As I stood there in the circle with the old man and the other Marines, the Staff Sergeant finished the story. He told of how this Lance Corporal had begged and pleaded with the Battalion surgeon to let him stay with his unit. In the end, the doctor said there was just no way—he had suffered a severe and traumatic head wound and would have to be med’evaced.

The Marine Corps is a special fraternity. There are moments when we are reminded of this. Interestingly, those moments don’t always happen at awards ceremonies or in dress blues at Birthday Balls. I have found, rather, that they occur at unexpected times and places: next to a loaded moving van at Camp Lejeune’s base housing, in a dirty CP tent in northern Saudi Arabia, and in a smoky VFW post in western Wyoming.

After the story was done, the Lance Corporal stepped over to the old man, put his arm over the man’s shoulder and told him that he, the Korean War vet, was his hero. The two of them stood there with their arms over each other’s shoulders and we were all silent for a moment. When they let go, I told the Lance Corporal that there were recruits down on the yellow footprints tonight that would soon be learning his story.

I was finished drinking beer and telling stories. I found Chance’s father and shook his hand one more time. Chance’s mom had already left and I deeply regretted not being able to tell her goodbye.

I left Dubois in the morning before sunrise for my long drive back to Billings. It had been my honor to take Chance Phelps to his final post. Now he was on the high ground overlooking his town.

I miss him.

LtCol Strobl

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

It's about Valor, Honor and Respect. I have marked my calender so I don't forget that it will be airing. It is not going to be on HBO until February.

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An Israeli 9 Year Old's "Rocket Estimation table"

A 9 year old's "Rocket estimation table"

Israel News

9 year old "Shir" wrote a list for herself in case of rocket attacks on her home in Southern Israel. This way she knows how long it takes to run to the bomb shelter from everywhere in her home, from the time she hears the air raid siren.

From the living room -- 10 seconds to run to the bomb shelter.
From Or's bedroom -- 10 seconds to run to the bomb shelter.
From the dining room -- 6 seconds to run to the bomb shelter.
From Shir's Bedroom -- 13 seconds to run to the bomb shelter
From my parents bedroom -- 10 seconds to run to the bomb shetler.
From the hall bathroom -- 10 seconds to run to the bomb shleter.

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

I saw this and I sat here and cried. We have all known how suicide bombers attack buses, schools, outdoor cafe's in Israel. I remember reading one time a letter from a father in Israel how one of the things he and his wife had to teach their young children was when entering a building or a room to always know where the exists were in case of a bombing. That was several years ago and it suck deep into my being so much that I have never forgotten that.

Then the other day I saw this by this 9 year old little girl and once again that same haunting feeling returned.

My prayer for Israel is that one day children like this will not have to be concerned with this, that they will be able to feel safe and the last thing on their mind if at all would be how to escape to be safe.

Just one added thing to see. This video is made by a 16 year old living in Haifa , Israel .

"Hey, im Elior.i'm sixteen and I live in Israel (no, it's not a desert). be sure that what you see on your TV isn't the whole truth...if you have any questions - ask me."
"what do you really know about living in south israel? war? murder? terror? attacks? these are strong words, but what do they actually mean? watch this video i made and leave your comment. i'm sure it'll affect you in many ways.

just to make it clear:
many people abroad hate israel and have a distorted world-view.
everyone has his right to think whatever he wants, but there are a few things you all should internalize -
the IDF does not attack Gaza in order to hit the civilian popualation.
HAMAS launches dozens of missiles over israel from citizens' homes, kindergardens, schools and even from mosques !!!!!! it doesnt make any sense, and it shows clearly how Hamas doesnt care about his citizens. that fact doesn't give the IDF any other choice, but distroying these houses, which causes the deaths of innocent people."

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Obama's Pick Richardson Withdraws His Chance To Be Commerce Secretary

Richardson withdraws bid to be commerce secretary

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Sunday announced that he was withdrawing his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama's commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation into how some of his political donors won a lucrative state contract.

Richardson's withdrawal was the first disruption of Obama's Cabinet process and the second "pay-to-play" investigation that has touched Obama's transition to the presidency. The president-elect has remained above the fray in both the case of arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the New Mexico case.

A federal grand jury is investigating how a California company that contributed to Richardson's political activities won a New Mexico transportation contract worth more than $1 million. Richardson said in a statement issued by the Obama transition office that the investigation could take weeks or months but expressed confidence it will show he and his administration acted properly.

A senior Obama adviser said that when Richardson was nominated, he gave assurances that he would come out fine in the investigation and the president-elect had no reason to doubt it. But as the grand jury continued to pursue the case, it became clear that confirmation hearings would have to be delayed for six weeks or even longer until the investigation was complete, said the adviser, speaking on condition of anonymity about the discussions because they were private.

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

LOL I guess it is just getting way too hot in the kitchen for Richardson, who wants us to think he did nothing wrong.

On December 20th I posted this:

Gov.Bill Richardson Lawyers Up ?...“pay to play" The Democrats Motto Maybe?

"Richardson had hired Albuquerque lawyer Peter Schoenburg as his legal counsel in the grand jury case. The grand jury, as reported by The Associated Press and other news organizations this week, is looking into a possible connection between a Beverly Hills, Calif., financial company's large contributions to Richardson political action committees and nearly $1.5 million the company received for work on a state road-building program. "

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

Army Combat Engineers

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent

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Jimmy Carter Charity Homes Start to Crumble

Wow he can do all that work without a speck of dirt. Not his hands, hat, shirt, even his tool belt.....LOL

Charity homes built by Hollywood start to crumble

Times online

RESIDENTS of a model housing estate bankrolled by Hollywood celebrities and hand-built by Jimmy Carter, the former US president, are complaining that it is falling apart.

Fairway Oaks was built on northern Florida wasteland by 10,000 volunteers, including Carter, in a record 17-day “blitz” organised by the charity Habitat for Humanity.

Eight years later it is better known for cockroaches, mildew and mysterious skin rashes.

A forthcoming legal battle over Fairway Oaks threatens the reputation of a charity envied for the calibre of its celebrity supporters, who range from Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt to Colin Firth, Christian Bale and Helena Bonham Carter.

The case could challenge the bedrock philosophy behind Habitat for Humanity, claiming that using volunteers, rather than professional builders, is causing as many problems as it solves.

April Charney, a lawyer representing many of the 85 homeowners in Fairway Oaks, said she had no problems taking on Habitat for Humanity, despite its status as a “darling of liberal social activists”. She said the charity should have told people that part of the estate had been built on a rubbish dump.

One man pulled up his floorboards to find rubbish 5ft deep under his kitchen. Other complaints include cracking walls and rotting door frames that let in rats and ants. Many residents have complained of mildew and mysterious skin rashes.

One resident said her children were suffering from skin complaints. “The intentions are good, but when the politicians and big-shot stars have left we’re stuck with the consequences. This house looks pretty but inside it either stinks or sweats,” she said.

Judy Hall, the charity’s local development director, said recently that it had been dealing with about 30 complaints. She added that skilled work was carried out by professionals.

Some residents dismiss their neighbours’ worries. Diennal Fields, 51, said people did not know how to look after their homes: “It’s simple stuff: if there is mildew, don’t get a lawyer, get a bottle of bleach.”

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

The “Habitat” ones he helped build in South Dakota some years ago only made it to the first snowstorm—the roofs caved in.

You let Jimmy “Habitat for Hamas” Carter build your house, you take your chances. I guess the people also expected someone to maintain the house for them as well.

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

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President Bush First Ex-prez to Face Limit on Secret Service Protection

Bush first ex-prez to face limit on Secret Service protection


President George W. Bush's "after-life," as Laura Bush calls the post-presidency, is shaping up to be pretty comfortable, with a Dallas office, staffers, Secret Service protection, a travel budget, medical coverage and a $196,700 annual pension, all at taxpayers' expense.

However, Bush will be the first president not to benefit from one former lifetime benefit: Secret Service protection.

"He'll be the first one to receive it for 10 years," said Malcolm Wiley, Secret Service spokesman. Congress changed the law in the 1990s so that any president elected after Jan. 1, 1997, and his or her spouse will receive the federal protection for only 10 years.

The Bushes will move to their new $2 million, 8,500-square-foot Dallas home — not paid for by taxpayers — on Jan. 20, and there Bush will be close to his future presidential library at Southern Methodist University.

"We're working on a conceptual design for the building," said Mark Langdale, president of the George W. Bush Foundation. The president will help develop the $300 million structure, which will include a library, museum and policy institute.

Fundraising is just beginning, Langdale said. Once the project is finished in 2013, the National Archives and Records Administration will take over the operation of the library and museum, at federal expense. Construction will be paid for with private funds, and Bush is expected to be involved in organizing the fundraising drive.

"He is enthusiastic about spending a lot of his time and effort working on the programs of the institute," Langdale said.

Bush will maintain an office nearby in space acquired by the General Services Administration, which, under the Former Presidents Act, will pay for the office suite and staff to assist him for the rest of his life.

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

I will bet then when it comes time for HO-bama to be an EX by that time Congress will change it back just for him so he will have lifetime protection, and not retroactive to Bush 43, of course.

So after 10 years treasonous Carter and Bill will still be protected and W will be left undefended....revolting!

The job of President of the US is the most dangerous job in the country - period. With what has happened the last 8 years, Bush will have a target on his back until the day he draws his last breath. Congress should recognize this and reinstate the obvious.

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The 2012 Nancy Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition

The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition

source : Iowahawk

It's in the way you dress. The way you boogie down. The way you sign your unemployment check. You're a man who likes to do things your own way. And on those special odd-numbered Saturdays when driving is permitted, you want it in your car. It's that special feeling of a zero-emissions wind at your back and a road ahead meandering with possibilities. The kind of feeling you get behind the wheel of the Pelosi GTxi SS/Rt Sport Edition from Congressional Motors.

All new for 2012, the Pelosi GTxi SS/Rt Sport Edition is the mandatory American car so advanced it took $100 billion and an entire Congress to design it. We started with same reliable 7-way hybrid ethanol-biodeisel-electric-clean coal-wind-solar-pedal power plant behind the base model Pelosi, but packed it with extra oomph and the sassy styling pizazz that tells the world that 1974 Detroit is back again -- with a vengeance.

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

LOL this is funny. I can see it now, one of these cars pulling up and all the democrats in Congress getting out of it, like a clown car.

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

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

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

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Port Call; President Bush Wishes Guantanamo Troopers a Merry Christmas

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Neil Ambrose, member of Port Security Unit 305 currently stationed in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, received a presidential phone call this morning with holiday greeting from President Bush, Dec. 24. Ambrose was selected as one of ten military service members world-wide to receive the call on Christmas Eve. The call, a tradition of President Bush, is express his appreciation for deployed members' service and to wish them a Merry Christmas. JTF Guantanamo conducts safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detained enemy combatants, including those convicted by military commission and those ordered released. The JTF conducts intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination for the protection of detainees and personnel working in JTF Guantanamo facilities and in support of the Global War on Terror. JTF Guantanamo provides support to the Office of Military Commissions, to law enforcement and to war crimes investigations. The JTF conducts planning for and, on order, responds to Caribbean mass migration operations.

Port Call; President Bush Wishes Guantanamo Troopers a Merry Christmas

Joint Task Force Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – It’s not every day a trooper receives a phone call from President George W. Bush. For Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Neil Ambrose, however, Dec. 24, was that day.

“It was an honor,” said Ambrose of speaking with President Bush. “I was shocked that I was selected out of hundreds of thousands of deployed members.”

“At first he called me by my name,” he continued. “He said, ‘Neil, this is President Bush, how are you today?’”

Ambrose replied that he was fine, and thanked President Bush for “all he’s done for the Coast Guard and military members over the past eight years.”

Ambrose chatted with the president, with Bush asking, “How’s the weather down there?”

“It’s warm,” Ambrose replied. “How would you like to join us?”

The call lasted a moment longer before President Bush delivered his traditional Christmas message.

According to Ambrose, President Bush said, “On behalf of Laura and myself, I want you to pass along to other deployed members that we appreciate your service and wish you a Merry Christmas, especially to the Mighty Coast Guard.”

“I specifically remember him saying, ‘the mighty Coast Guard,’” Ambrose said, smiling.

The Christmas Eve phone call has become a tradition for President Bush. Each year, he calls ten service members from all branches of the armed forces around the world to thank them for their service and pass on holiday wishes.

“Ambrose was selected above his peers because he’s a high performer and the right one to be chosen to receive a call from the president,” said Coast Guard Cmdr. Steven H. Pope, commanding officer of Joint Task Force Guantanamo’s Port Security Unit 305.

“I submitted his packet in October of this year,” Pope continued. “[It] had all the information that made him competitive to be selected out of all the other Coast Guard members.”

This isn’t the first time Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305 has answered the call. In 2005, Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Johnston was one of the lucky service members selected to speak to the president.

Pope was not the commanding officer of PSU 305 when the last presidential call to Guantanamo was received. However, he was thrilled to learn they were selected again.

“It’s a high honor to receive a call from the president,” said Pope. “Our unit is a tight family, and we’re all very proud and very happy that Petty Officer Ambrose was selected.”

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

I really am going to miss this, having Bush as CIC. I just want to enjoy each day for our troops with Bush as CIC until the dreaded day January20th.

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January 04, 2009

House Plans To Fast-track Obama’s Record-setting Stimulus Plan

House plans to fast-track Obama plan


President-elect Barack Obama’s record-setting stimulus plan — the biggest special spending bill in history — is getting such astonishingly quick treatment from House Democrats that officials say it could go from draft to final passage in one week.

The bill has no text or details yet, but it does have a name: Obama revealed Saturday in his YouTube/radio address that it will be called the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.”

The 111th Congress begins Tuesday with the swearing-in of new members. The stimulus plan — with a price tag of up to $850 billion — is likely to be ready for a vote the following week, officials said.

No draft or outline or outline was circulating this weekend, but House Democratic officials said they hope to have one by early next week.

“We are hoping for a House vote on Week 2 (week of Jan. 12),” a House official said. “It could slip if we decide to hold regular approps hearings. But I think a vote is likely the week of Jan. 12.”

Republicans are suggesting that’s too hasty. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) issued a statement Friday headlined, “Protect the Taxpayer Against the Rush to Spend Their Money.”

“Every dollar needs to be spent wisely and not wasted in the rush to get it spent,” McConnell said.
And House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement that he was concerned the legislation would get “little debate or public scrutiny.”
“Congress should have public hearings in the appropriate committees,” Boehner said.

House Ways and Means Committee staff members worked through the holidays to prepare a framework and options. And the president-elect will travel to Capitol Hill on Monday to tell leaders what he wants included in the bill.

Obama aides want a starting point of $675 billion to $775 billion over two years, but say they recognize it could grow to $850 billion as legislators add goodies.

Obama aides want to keep it under $1 trillion, although some lawmakers think the final bill could be nearing that psychological barrier.

Theoretically, that could mean 600,000 new government jobs. But aides say that probably a lot more than 80 percent of the new jobs would be in private industry. And a lot of the government jobs would be state and local workers whom the plan saves from layoffs.

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

I keep feeling like if Obama could get away with it he would bump President Bush right out of his chair and kick him out of the White House early.

I don't like that feeling at all, but it gets stronger every time I hear how anxious Obama is to get started.

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Dr. Ben Ari: Follow King David's Advice on Gaza

MK Candidate Dr. Ben Ari: Follow King David's Advice on Gaza

by Gil Ronen

Israel National News

Rabbi Dr. Michael Ben-Ari, the Number Four man on the National Union's Knesset list, thinks the leaders of Israel should follow King David's advice from the Eighteenth Psalm regarding Gaza:

"I will chase my enemies and catch up to them and I shall not return until I annihilate them."
"This should be the slogan of every leader and IDF commander," he said. "The enemy must know that whoever raises his hand on Israel, we will teach him a lesson and annihilate him as well as all his helpers and supporters, and only thus will we take out their will to fire missiles at us."

However, he is under no illusions that the present government will do so.

Ben-Ari, a proud disciple of former Knesset Member Rabbi Meir Kahane, supports the troops fighting in Gaza but says the operation is "like giving aspirin to a patient who is in serious condition."

"It is a sedative but it does not address the root of the problem," he said Friday. "Everyone knows this and that is why they were so hesitant to begin this operation. That is why I believe that sooner or later we will return to Gaza and Gush Katif," he added.

'It will end with a ceasefire'

"The conflict will be decided on the political level," Ben-Ari predicted. "In the end, the Arabs' pleas for a ceasefire will be heeded before we break the enemy's will to fight, just like our humiliating defeat in the Second Lebanon War and Resolution 1701."

"There will probably be an agreement on some kind of ceasefire but the enemy will never agree to lose their ability to rearm. Their entire existence depends on their ability to keep on hurting us," he said. "Their motivation is to one day be able to chase us out and return to Ramle and Lod."
"The operation is beginning to teach the public that the statement 'it's either us or them' [which was used by Rabbi Kahane – ed.] is not an election slogan but is a very existential one."

International solution?
The solution to the Gaza problem, said Ben-Ari, should be an international one.

"The international community needs to find the Arab population in Gaza a spacious area somewhere in which they can live and where they will have something to lose," he explained. As things are, the enemy in Gaza "is dreaming of the nice houses in Ashkelon and Ashdod as it lives in the impossibly crowded and run-down streets of Gaza."

We need to understand that "a few bombs or diplomatic talks or 'lulls' will only make the problem worse, not solve it," he explained.

The enemy within
If Rabbi Kahane were alive today, he said, "he would remind us that after the Holocaust we vowed never again to let Jews live in fear. He would say – 'A Jew who lives in fear is a great chilul Hashem' [desecration of G-d's Name – ed]."

Ben-Ari is also gravely worried about "the internal enemy" – the Arabs with Israeli citizenship. "The enemy is waking up and getting stronger and the danger will only become greater unless we have leadership that is not afraid of the Supreme Court, of the United Nations and of the deranged people in the Left, but is only committed to the survival of the Jewish people."

"When the enemy raises signs saying 'death to the Jews' in Sakhnin, it brings the catastrophe nearer," he warned. "It reminds me of the Jews' disregard of all the signs that preceded the Holocaust."

Ben Ari also blasted "those who deride the 'hilltop youth' and the outposts'" – in an apparent reference to recent comments by the Jewish Home leadership. "The people who say this will unintentionally cause the enemy to sit in those hilltops, and Hadera, Kfar Saba and the Azrieli Towers will be the next targets for Grad missiles," he warned.

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

The Knesset is excellent and this man says a lot ot things that he is absolutely right about.

I especially agree with this like he said to be a slogan:

"I will chase my enemies and catch up to them and I shall not return until I annihilate them."

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Hamas Women Vow To Blow Themselves Up

This Aired on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza) ..........Hamas Women Vow to Become 'Martyrdom-Seekers' and Blow themselves Up among 'the Apes and Pigs'.

Wild Thing's comment....

Just one word what IDIOTS and what hate they have.

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Asylum Candidate Roseanne Barr Blasts Israel as 'Nazi State'

Roseanne Barr blasts Israel as 'Nazi state'

Accuses Jews bombing Gaza of learning from their German 'mentors'


Roseanne Barr, herself of Jewish ancestry, has nonetheless blasted Israel for its recent attacks on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, calling Israel a "Nazi state" bent on torturing "the Jewish soul."

"The destruction of the Jews in Israel has been assured with this inhuman attack on civilians in Gaza," Barr writes on her blog. "Exactly as its Nazi mentors did to the Jews of Warsaw, Israel now bombs innocent civilians who have been imprisoned in concentration camps in Gaza!"

She continues, "The Zionists look German! The Palestinians look like the Jews of Poland! The Jewish people have destroyed themselves in Gaza."

Her venom over the attacks, however, has not been reserved only for the Israeli state, but stings American Christians, too.

Her blog posts a picture of a bloodied and bandaged boy reportedly wounded in the recent days' airstrikes with the caption, "This is what the pro-life, right wing, neo con, evangelical, Zionist, Bible-banging Americans really mean when they say: 'America is a Christian nation,' or when they say: 'Israel must defend itself,' or when they say: 'The Bible is the Word of God.'"

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

She is your typical Obama supporter.

AUGH! People like this really disgust me!!!! I swear I would aim and fire if someone like this stepped one foot on our property.

....Thank you Mark for the link.

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

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Sponsor an Executive ~ LOL

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

Great satire! LOL

Wait for Obama, he will fix everything. haha He made more promises then any politician I can remember.

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When In War Zones Listen to Warnings!

Iraqis say Americans shot woman without warning


An Iraqi TV employee who was shot and critically wounded on New Year's Day said the U.S. soldiers who fired at her gave no warning, her supervisor said Saturday.

Hadil Emad, a videotape editor with Beladi Satellite TV, was crossing a bridge over the Tigris River on her way to work when she was shot, the channel's editor-in-chief, Assam Sada, told CNN. He said Emad told him she heard no warning from the soldiers.

The U.S. military said in a statement the woman was acting suspiciously and failed to respond to warnings before she was shot.

"We condemn this criminal act and demand an explanation from the U.S. military," said Saied Abdul Hadi, the director of Beladi's news department.

The U.S. military said it is investigating the incident, which happened just outside the Green Zone, two hours after the United States handed authority of the zone to Iraq. Watch why the transfer is a milestone »

The bullet that hit Emad, 31, entered the lower half of her body, Sada said. The hospital removed her left kidney after the shooting and she remains in unstable condition, with damage to part of her liver and the lower part of her lung, he said.

U.S. soldiers left Emad on the ground after they shot her, Hadi said, but minutes later Iraqi security forces picked her up and took her to a hospital.

Emad was shot on the al-Jadriya Bridge that connects Baghdad's Karrada district, on a peninsula that juts out into the Tigris, within the western part of the city, Beladi TV and the U.S. military said.

The soldiers "followed approved defensive measures after the woman failed to heed repeated warnings by both Iraqi police and [U.S.] soldiers," the U.S. military said.
"The Iraqi police and soldiers observed the woman acting erratically. Concerned by the danger she might present to the security forces and civilians, given her repeated failure to respond to warnings, [U.S.] soldiers fired two rounds, wounding the woman."
The military said the area had been the target of car bombs and suicide bombings. The shooting happened while the U.S. and Iraqi forces were on a joint patrol, Beladi and the military said.

"Hadil Emad walks every day to work using the same road, but all of a sudden there was a U.S. patrol," Hadi said.

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

I call BS on this ! Our troops are highly trained and they have know better then anyone what they are doing.

This is not going to go anywhere, not only were our soldiers there but also with them " Iraqi police and soldiers observed the woman acting erratically"....plenty of eye witnesses that WILL tell the truth.

The war did not just start that day, it has been going on for several years, this woman to walk in a dangerous area then or anytime had to know to be careful, to be aware and STOP when the soldiers warned her.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67

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Prayer for the Welfare of Soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces

Prayer for the Welfare of Soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces:

He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Force, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our God from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.
May Hashem cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighting men from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor. May He lead our enemies under their sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is Hashem, your God, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you. Now let us respond: Amen.

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Thank you Linda so much.

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January 03, 2009

IDF Ground Forces Enter Gaza


VIDEO Below........

Israel Defense Forces spokesman Capt. Benjamin Rutland announces the entrance of IDF forces into Gaza with the objective of dealing a heavy blow to Hamas' terrorist infrastructure and rocket-launching capability.

The IDF has a Blog caled IDF Spokesperson.

IDF confirms at least 20 gunmen killed in ground offensive'

The Jerusalem Post

At least 30 Hamas gunmen were reported killed as IDF troops swept into the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday night, encountering fierce resistance from Hamas forces entrenched in fortifications just over the border.

IDF sources said that the goal was to conquer territory in northern Gaza, including rocket launch sites. Soldiers from the Armored Corps, Engineering Corps, and Paratroopers, Givati, Golani brigades were participating in the fighting, with at least four brigades' worth of troops inside the Gaza Strip.

The sources said that a majority of the rockets fired into Beersheba and Ashdod were launched from the northern Gaza Strip.

One of the major aims of the operation was also to deliver a serious blow to the Hamas military wing, which the IDF estimated had not been severely weakened under the air campaign.

The IDF would not enter Gaza City or the refugee camps, defense officials said, and it was likely that on Monday - when French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrives and the international pressure is expected to escalate - Israel would begin scaling back the operations.

"We know there will be dangers, difficulties and victims... It must be said that the ground operation entails dangers to the lives of soldiers," Defense Minister Ehud Barak said at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv. "We must end the hostile actions against Israel... We will not abandon our citizens."

On Saturday, the air force bombed dozens of targets throughout the Strip, including several homes of senior Hamas terrorists as well as bridges and roads connecting northern and southern Gaza.

At least 40 Kassam and Katyusha rockets pounded the South, scoring direct hits on homes in Netivot and Ashdod, and striking Ashkelon, Yavne and Sderot.

"This will be a lengthy operation and there will likely be casualties on our side," a senior defense official said. "But our mission is to defend the home front. The purpose is to destroy Hamas's infrastructure and impair its ability to fire rockets into Israel."

Before the ground incursion began, IDF artillery, for the first time in several years, began pounding open areas in northern Gaza to "soften up" the area and destroy land mines and Hamas fortifications.

Terrorists using civilians as human shields would bear full responsibility for their fate, the army warned.

"Anyone who hides a terrorist or weapons in his house is considered a terrorist," but "the residents of Gaza are not the target of the operation," the IDF Spokesman's Office said.

The army reiterated that the operation was in line with "decisions of the security cabinet," saying that this new stage was "part of the IDF's overall operational plan, and will continue on the basis of ongoing situational assessments by the IDF General Staff."

The cabinet also approved the call-up of tens of thousands of reservists, mostly from combat units, but also from the Home Front Command. Already on Saturday night, several thousand emergency orders were issued.

Fighter jets, missile ships and artillery struck more than 40 Hamas targets on Saturday, including Hamas's central intelligence headquarters in Sha'ati, weapons storage facilities, training centers and leaders' homes.

Israeli air strikes that had waned during the day gathered pace after dark. One bomb hit a mosque in Beit Lahiya, killing 14 people and wounding 33, seven critically, according to a Palestinian health official.

The IAF also hit the home of senior Hamas commander Abu Zacharia al-Jamal. A Hamas spokesman announced that Jamal was killed, which would make him the third senior operative of the group to be killed in three days.

In addition, Palestinians reported four dead from an IAF strike in the Rafah area.

On Saturday morning, the air force struck the homes of two Hamas operatives used to store weapons and plan attacks. Hamas outposts, training camps and rocket launching sites also were targeted, the army said.

The IDF also struck the American International School in Beit Lahiya, the most prestigious educational institution in Gaza. The school is not connected to the US government, but teaches an American curriculum in English. The IDF said the campus was used to fire rockets and was a legitimate target.

The air strike demolished the school's main building and killed a night watchman. Two other Palestinians were killed in a separate air strike, while three others died of wounds sustained earlier, Gaza health officials said.

Earlier, the army dropped leaflets in downtown Gaza City ordering people off the streets. The warnings were followed by the air strikes.

Wild Thing's comment.....

Pray for the IDF.... for strength and safety of the soldiers.

My page on Israel at my website.

....Thank you Mark for the article.

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Roland Burris Resume Chiseled in Stone

Future resting place at Chicago's Oak Woods Cemetery of Roland Burris, named by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagovejich to replace Barack Obama in the Senate.


Blagojevich's pick has résumé chiseled in stone


Anyone who doubts Roland Burris' qualifications to serve as the next senator from Illinois may want to head to Chicago's Oak Woods Cemetery.

There, Burris, whom embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed to succeed President-elect Barack Obama in the Senate on Tuesday, has erected a granite mausoleum listing his many accomplishments.

Under the seal of the state of Illinois and the words "Trail Blazer," Burris, 71, has listed his many firsts in granite, including being the state's first African-American attorney general and the state's first African-American comptroller.

The memorial also notes that Burris was the first African-American exchange student to Hamburg University in Germany from Southern Illinois University in 1959.

There appears to be enough room to add "U.S. senator" to the memorial, but Burris may never get a chance to serve in Washington.

A Senate Democratic aide told CNN on Wednesday that plans were in the works to prevent Burris from being seated in the Senate.

After Blagojevich made the surprise move to appoint Obama's successor, Senate Democrats praised Burris but said they could not accept any appointment by Blagojevich after his arrest on corruption charges earlier this month. Federal prosecutors say he conspired to "sell" Obama's Senate seat for campaign donations and other favors.

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

He is a legend in his own mind. He must have paid for that before he realized wikipedia could post all his accomplishments for free.

LOL What has happened to Chicago? They let dead people vote and they chisle stone monuments to the living.

Note how he is planning ahead, he has left extra space for additional accomplishments. And Trailblazer ???

Maybe this is Blago's way of appealing to one of the most important RAT constituencies: the cemetery votes. And if they are going to vote, they need a polling place. That is no cemetery, it's a precinct.


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

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Gov Palin Welcomes Int'l Delegation to Celebrate 50 Years of Alaska

Gov Palin welcomes int'l delegatioin to celebrate 50 years of Alaska

Alaska Gov. website

January 2, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin today is welcoming an international delegation of diplomats who are traveling to Alaska to celebrate Alaska Statehood Day on January 3, 2009. Representatives from several Asian and European countries accepted Governor Palin’s invitation to participate in weekend celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Alaska being admitted to the Union.

“We welcome these representatives with our best Alaska hospitality. We are pleased with their recognition of the importance of our 50th anniversary,” Governor Palin said. “It is a special honor to welcome Ambassador Kislyak and to showcase our state to this high-profile international group.”

Among the traveling dignitaries is Mr. Sergey Kislyak, newly appointed Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States, who is making his first visit to Alaska.

“I am so pleased to be here this weekend,” Ambassador Kislyak said. “As discussed in my meeting with Governor Palin, it is encouraging to note the similarities between Alaska and the Russian Far East. Our existing commercial connections and the mutually beneficial nature of our professional partnerships can only help provide a measure of stability as, together, we face the global economic challenges that lie ahead.”

Ambassador Kislyak also met with representatives of the Aleut International Association, Institute of the North, Alaska Rule of Law Initiative, National Parks Service, ISER Alaska Chukotka Project, and Turnagain Elementary School Russian Immersion Program, all of whom have been involved in multi-year Russia-related projects.

In addition to Ambassador Kislyak, foreign dignitaries include Yuri Gerasin, Consul General of the Russian Federation; Julian Evans, British Consul General; John Mataira.. and Haijun Wang, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office of China’s Heilongjiang Province. Mr. Wang is leading a four-person delegation from Heilongjiang Province, a sister province to Alaska

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

Was Obama ever leading delegations of foreign diplomats from Russia, the UK, China, ROK, Canada and others(3 of whom are UN P5 members with nukes) when he wasn't bothering to hold meeting on the Senate Foreign Relations committee?

Will Katie Couric be reporting on this? Interviewing the Russian Ambassador? Are they other governors meeting with diplomats from the P5 countries?

Notice the book "Divided Twins" in front of her, which is all about the similarities between Alaska and Siberia. I wonder if all the MSM pundits who got thrills up their legs when they saw Obama reading The End of America by Fareed Zakharia(or some similar title) have ever heard of that book. I wonder if they've read it.

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A Visit To Gov. Sarah Palin During The Holidays 2008

Gov. Sarah Palin helps Santa pass out gifts during Operation Santa Claus 2008 in Kivalina Dec. 6. Operation Santa Claus, an Alaska National Guard community relations and support program, provides toys, books and school supplies for young people in communities across the state. Photo: Spc Paizley Ramsey, 134th Public Affairs Detachment

Gov. Sarah Palin receives a flight jacket from Lt. Gen. Craig E. Campbell Dec. 6 as a token of thanks for supporting the Alaska National Guard during Operation Santa Claus 2008 in Kivalina. Operation Santa Claus, an Alaska National Guard community relations and support program, provides toys, books and school supplies for young people in communities across the state. Photo: Spc Paizley Ramsey, 134th Public Affairs Detachment

Governor Sarah Palin, First Gentleman Todd Palin and Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell welcome citizens of Juneau and visitors alike to the Governor's House for the annual open house tradition.

Governor Sarah Palin and daughter, Piper, visit with Rabbi Yosef Greenberg at the Chanukah Arts Festival in Anchorage.

Daughter Piper Palin constructs a chocolate menorah at the Chanukah Arts Festival in Anchorage.

Governor Sarah Palin celebrates the first day of Hanukkah with members of the Jewish community in downtown Anchorage

Governor Sarah Palin, Rabbi Yosef Greenberg, Rabbi Michael Oblath and Ranamanmohan Minhas, representative of the Alaska Indian Sikh Temple, participated in lighting memorial candles for those lost in the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.

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Israeli Air Strike Kills Another Senior Hamas Leader

This is an interview on FOX and it is so good how he shoots this pro Hamas woman down.

Israeli Air Force F-16

Israeli air strike kills another top Hamas military leader


Israeli air strike killed a senior commander of Hamas's armed wing this morning while the Islamist group's leader warned the Israeli army, currently massing on the border, would be defeated if it invaded Gaza.

A week after Israel launched devastating air strikes against the Palestinian enclave with the declared aim of ending Hamas rocket attacks on its southern towns, an end to hostilities remains elusive despite international diplomatic efforts.

The overnight air strike in Gaza killed Abu Zakaria al-Jamal, a senior leader of Hamas's armed wing, the Islamist group said. The Israeli army said only that it carried out a series of air attacks throughout the night.

An Israeli air strike killed another Hamas leader, Nizar Rayyan yesterday. Most of Hamas's top officials have gone into hiding, anticipating assassination attempts by Israel.

The United States has said it envisions a ceasefire with international monitoring that would ensure the Islamist group could not rearm, but in Damascus, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal sounded a defiant note in a televised speech.

"We are ready for the challenge, this battle was imposed on us and we are confident we will achieve victory because we have made our preparations," Meshaal said.

A Palestinian official has said Egypt had begun exploratory talks with Hamas to stop the fighting.

Gaza medical officials put the Palestinian casualty toll at at least 429 dead and 2,000 wounded and a United Nations agency said more than a quarter of those killed were civilians. A leading Palestinian human rights group put the figure at 40 percent.

Four Israelis have been killed by Palestinian rockets, that include longer-range weapons that have hit the port of Ashdod and the desert town of Beersheba, forcing schools to shut and residents to scurry for shelter.

US President George W. Bush, in his first public comments on the hostilities that erupted less than a month before he leaves office, said: "Another one-way ceasefire that leads to rocket attacks on Israel is not acceptable."
"And promises from Hamas will not suffice -- there must be monitoring mechanisms in place to help ensure that smuggling of weapons to terrorist groups in Gaza comes to an end," he said in remarks prepared for his weekly Saturday radio address, which was released yesterday.

The United States has demanded Hamas, which Israel says has been smuggling weapons through tunnels under Gaza's border with Egypt, take the first step by halting rocket attacks on Israel.

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

Kill all the Hamas leadership no matter how many bombs it takes. Wait for the next group to step up, then repeat. Eventually there will be no one who ever wants the job of Hamas leader.

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Traditional Family Defenders Now in 'gay' Agenda Bull's-eye

Traditional family defenders now in 'gay' agenda bull's-eye

Licensing proposal could require lawyers to endorse homosexuality


One of the top lawyers in the nation in the battle to protect traditional marriage, historically Christian lifestyle choices, parental rights and the key freedoms provided by the U.S. Constitution is warning that there eventually could be no lawyers left to take up those disputes.

That's because of a recommendation before the State Bar of Arizona – the organization that licenses attorneys – to require all new lawyers to swear they won't let their personal religious perspective on homosexuality affect their representation of any client. Mathew Staver, chief of Liberty Counsel, warns that the proposal is just the "tip of the iceberg."

According to reports in Arizona, the state bar is considering a major change to its existing oath that requires lawyers to affirm they won't "permit considerations of gender, race, age, nationality, disability or social standing to influence my duty of care" to clients.

The proposal in Arizona is to add "sexual orientation" to that list.

The concept would demand that Christian lawyers affirm they would pursue child custody cases for lesbians and "marriage" rights for homosexuals just as they would pursue any other issue for clients, regardless of their religious perspective.

Not agreeing to the demand would end a Christian lawyer's career before it even starts, since attorneys cannot practice law without bar association permission.

Already, several dozen attorneys have sent a letter objecting to the plan, and concern has been raised by the online report.

"Are these lawyers going to be excluded from their profession because of their religious beliefs? Or will they have to give up their beliefs in order to continue practicing?" the report asked.

"The Catholic Church teaches that: 'homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.' They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.," Catholic Online continued. "Does this mean that all Catholic lawyers in the state of Arizona will now either have to apostatize from the faith or lose their jobs?"

Staver has argued in courts across the nation, including the U.S. Supreme Court, on a wide range of fundamental constitutional questions. He's appeared to discuss constitutional issues on "The O'Reilly Factor," "Hannity and Colmes," "Good Morning America," the "Today" show and others. He said Arizona's plan isn't unique, citing controversial provisions already in force in Minnesota and the District of Columbia.

But he said Arizona's proposal is broader, and therein could lie considerable discrimination against Christians.

"It is a disturbing trend," he said.
"It opens a wide door (against) people like us who defend traditional marriage," he said. "We're not going to represent someone who's engaged in the homosexual lifestyle and the issue deals with that matter.
"Obviously from our perspective, we would take that into consideration," he said.

Staver said the change actually would require Christian lawyers to endorse and support the homosexual lifestyle choice that their deeply held religious beliefs may not allow.

"What if you represent someone in a divorce and you're the attorney of record. Afterwards this person enters into a lesbian lifestyle and wants a change of custody. They want the child. That presents Christian attorneys with a conflict with their religious beliefs. Would (that Christian lawyer) want to continue to represent that person?" he asked. "It would be pushing that child into a homosexual lifestyle."

Staver said he's seen the threat to lawyers coming for some time already.

"We've talked about the fact one of the major threats coming down the road as Christian attorneys is bar regulations with regard to homosexuality," he said. "What we're seeing in Arizona is the tip of the iceberg.

"If they can license you out of defending traditional morality, they can eventually capture the whole court system. There would be nobody left to defend traditional marriage," he said.

The rest of the article HERE

Wild Thing's comment......

It says "Licensing proposal ", so maybe they will not put this through. Why oh why can't people leave things alone. The left is just not happy until they finish off every area that might have something to do with traditional values.

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

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Amazing Free-Flying Bald Eagle "Challenger"

Named in honor of the lost space shuttle crew, "Challenger" has performed free-flights during the USA's National Anthem at hundrews of events coast to coast—raising substantial public awareness for the Bald Eagle protection cause. He is the first Bald Eagle in American history trained to free-fly during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. He has helped educate millions of people about the need to protect the USA's National Bird.

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

This is so wonderful, and very special. I love our Eagle!!!

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

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

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

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Obama To Continue GWB's Inaugural Ball Honoring US Troops

Obama to Have Inaugural Ball for Military Only


President-elect Barack Obama will have a Commander in Chief's Ball during his inauguration with military personnel, their spouses and those wounded fighting in the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as guests.

In announcing this Thursday, officials said that tickets for the Jan. 20 military-only ball will be free to guests. The formal event will be at the National Building Museum in Washington.

"It is a privilege to honor our men and women in uniform during our inaugural festivities by continuing the tradition of the Commander in Chief's Ball. Our troops represent the best America has to offer, and without their dedication and sacrifice we would not be able to enjoy the freedoms that we are coming together to celebrate on January 20," Obama said in a statement released while he vacationed here in his native Hawaii.
"They deserve our thanks and our gratitude. Michelle and I look forward to attending the Commander in Chief's Ball and sharing this special evening with representatives of our armed forces," his statement said.

Aides say most of the guests will be enlisted personnel and junior officers. Others will be active duty military members, active duty National Guard and National Guard Reserve members. The guest list also will featured those injured in military actions, families of those killed in combat and spouses of those deployed.

Obama and wife, Michelle, are scheduled to attend 10 official inaugural balls. Scores of other events are planned for the celebration and crowds variously estimated as high as in the millions are expected to descend on Washington.

President George W. Bush first had a ball to specifically honor the uniformed services.

Officials have not yet determined how tickets will be distributed.

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

An inaugural tradition initiated by GWB, not HO-bama.

Yet he has given aide and comfort to the enemy but attacking the war in Iraq, by voting against funding the troops, and by voting against the surge that brought us victory in Iraq.

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

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January 02, 2009


DON'T TAZ ME BRO ! LMAO oh my gosh this is hilarous!

Buit he does not learn......

He does not even learn when he calls the Police himself to come to his house.......

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

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:30 PM

Awesome IDF Take Out Hamas Leader Nizar Rayan~ BRAVO!


Nizar Rayan WITH his UGLY head ~LOL

On eve of his death, Hamas leader Nizar Rayan predicted victory

The Australian

THE day before a powerful blast sent his headless body flying out of his Gaza home, senior Hamas leader Nizar Rayan predicted that the Islamist movement would defeat Israel.

"God willing, Hamas will win," Rayan said in a vitriol-laden speech that the movement's television broadcast just after he, his four wives and two of his daughters were killed in the Israeli blitz of the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

Rayan, who was 51, is the most senior Hamas leader killed since Israel unleashed its massive bombardment on Saturday in response to persistent rocket fire from the enclave.

Israeli F-16 jets fired two missiles at Rayan's five-storey house in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza. The powerful explosion hurled his decapitated body out into the street, according to witnesses.

"It was like an earthquake," a neighbour said of the massive blast.

A dozen neighbouring houses were destroyed or damaged in the explosion which killed 12 people in all and brought to 414 the death toll since "Operation Cast Lead" started.

The Israeli air force said the secondary blasts demonstrated the house was used for weapons storage, and claimed it was also a communication centre. "In addition, a tunnel was located under the house and was used for the escape of terror operatives," it said.

In the minutes following the strike, dozens of people rushed to the scene, pulling bodies from the rubble including those of the two girls, aged seven and 10.

A neighbour, Mohammed Al-Madhun, 75, watched flames emerging from his building but refused the leave.

"I want to die like Sheikh Nizar," he said, referring to the bearded Hamas commander's honorary title.

Rayan was a hardliner within the Islamist movement.

A few months after Hamas seized control of Gaza in June 2007, Rayan vowed at a Gaza City rally that the Islamists would also seize control in the Israeli-occupied West Bank which is administered by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

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

Israel Pest control campaign at work and I LOVE it!!!! The cockraoch is DEAD! God bless the IDF!

FOX news said, his family Was warned, told to leave the home, they refused, saying they were human shields.

Allah s a fake god and won't be blessing any of these dead Hama, least of this psycho killer! So that is a double whammy. hahaha Yessss it is a good day.

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2008 Military Times Poll: Wary About Obama

2008 Military Times poll: Wary about Obama

Army Times

Troops cite inexperience, Iraq timetable

By Brendan McGarry

When asked how they feel about President-elect Barack Obama as commander in chief, six out of 10 active-duty service members say they are uncertain or pessimistic, according to a Military Times survey.

In follow-up interviews, respondents expressed concerns about Obama’s lack of military service and experience leading men and women in uniform.

“Being that the Marine Corps can be sent anywhere in the world with the snap of his fingers, nobody has confidence in this guy as commander in chief,” said one lance corporal who asked not to be identified.

For eight years, members of the U.S. military have served under a Republican commander in chief who reflected their generally conservative views and led them to war in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Now, the troops face change not only at the very top of the chain of command, as Obama nears his Jan. 20 inauguration, but perhaps in mission, policy and values.

Underlying much of the uncertainty is Obama’s stated 16-month timetable for pulling combat troops out of Iraq, as well as his calls to end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy to allow gays to serve openly in the military, according to survey responses and interviews.

“How are you going to safely pull combat troops out of Iraq?” said Air Force 1st Lt. Rachel Kleinpeter, an intelligence officer with the 100th Operations Support Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England. “And if you’re pulling out combat troops, who are you leaving to help support what’s left? What happens if Iraq falls back into chaos? Are we going to be there in five years doing the same thing over again?”

When asked who has their best interests at heart — Obama or President George W. Bush — a higher percentage of respondents picked Bush, though Bush has lost ground over time. About half of the respondents said Bush has their best interests at heart this year, the same percentage as last year but a decline from 69 percent in 2004.

Nearly one-third of respondents — including eight out of 10 black service members — said they are optimistic about their incoming boss.

Even some service members who voted against Obama — only 1 in 4 supported him over Sen. John McCain in a pre-election survey of Military Times subscribers —now express goodwill toward him as their new commander in chief.

“Overall, the prospect of having someone who isn’t necessarily tied to old strategies is a good thing,” said Air Force Master Sgt. David Ortegon, who said he voted for McCain. “Sometimes you need a fresh perspective to be able to handle our military readiness and the needs of the nation.”

The findings are part of the sixth annual Military Times survey of subscribers to Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times and Marine Corps Times newspapers. This year’s survey, conducted Dec. 1 through Dec. 8, included more than 1,900 active-duty respondents.

The responses are not representative of the opinions of the military as a whole. The survey group overall under-represents minorities, women and junior enlisted service members, and over-represents soldiers.

But as a snapshot of the professional corps, the responses highlight the challenges Obama faces as he prepares to take command of military careerists with different political and cultural attitudes.

In keeping with previous surveys, nearly half of the respondents described their political views as conservative or very conservative. Slightly more than half said they consider themselves Republicans, 22 percent independents and 13 percent Democrats.

Peter Feaver, a political science professor at Duke University who has written extensively about civil-military relations, said a degree of uncertainty among service members toward Obama is appropriate, given their questions about how he will govern as commander in chief.

“Those numbers don’t convince me he has got a big problem on his hands because what he is seeing is not military hostility, but rather military caution, and caution that is reasonable because he has never been in the position of this office,” Feaver said. “It’s sensible and understandable that they have doubts about him.
“They respect the office of the commander in chief,” Feaver said. “As long as he wields that office responsibly, then these numbers need not morph into a problem.”

David Segal, a military sociologist at the University of Maryland, said respondents’ optimism toward Obama can be partially attributed to confidence in his military advisers, including Richard Danzig, former secretary of the Navy, and retired Gen. James Jones Jr., former commandant of the Marine Corps and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

On Dec. 1, the day the survey was released, Obama announced his national security team, including Jones as national security adviser and Robert Gates, a holdover from the Bush administration, as defense secretary.

“There is an understanding that the president doesn’t do all his own paperwork,” Segal said. “The quality of any president is going to depend on the quality of the people he has around him.”

When to leave Iraq

While nearly half of the respondents said they disapprove of Obama’s proposal to withdraw combat brigades from Iraq within 16 months of taking office, a slightly higher percentage said they support the Status of Forces Agreement calling for U.S. forces to leave the country by the end of 2011.

Army Spc. Robbie Blackford, an infantryman with C Troop, 1-71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, who returned from a 14-month tour in Iraq in late October, said Obama should gradually reduce the number of U.S. service members in Iraq.

“In my mind, things were changing to the point where we could get out of there and the Iraqis could take over their own country,” Blackford said. “I think that he should just pull out a little at a time.”

Although realistic about the challenges ahead, troops overwhelmingly support the mission in Afghanistan.

Eight out of 10 respondents said the U.S. should have gone to war in Afghanistan. Nearly the same amount support plans to boost the number of troops there by more than 20,000, for a total of more than 50,000.

“We just don’t have enough manpower to be out there doing what we need to do, winning the hearts and minds and so forth,” said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jay Brewer, a meteorological and oceanographic officer with Marine Forces Pacific who has twice deployed to Iraq. “In Iraq, when we increased the number of troops, we were able to increase our presence full-time in certain areas.”

While the majority of respondents expressed some degree of optimism the U.S. will succeed in Afghanistan, 30 percent said troops will need to stay for more than a decade to achieve its goals.

The survey results also suggest that despite the military’s efforts to address mental-health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, stigma associated with the conditions lingers.

About 15 percent of active-duty respondents said they are suffering from or have suffered from PTSD, TBI or other mental health issues.

Most of those respondents said they sought help with the treatment. But four out of 10 said they believed seeking care for such disabilities would negatively affect their career.

Navy Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class William Rioseco, an instructor at Center for Security Forces, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, said mandatory post-deployment screening across all services would help to reduce stigma associated with mental health disorders.

“Like PT, it should be mandatory. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in action, or you’re doing support,” he said. “If you’re in a combat zone, you’re subject for mandatory psychoanalysis because people can get affected by different things.”

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

Two things, first Barack Hussein Obama will be the BOGUS-POTUS.

Secondly, Barack Hussein Obama is best friends with this anti-American traitorous man and others lilke him. And as Ayers has said gleefully "Guilty as hell, Free as a bird...". He STANDS on the American flag and grinds it into the dirt. He stands on it with his filthy shoes.

Men in my family, men in my friends family, all of my cherished Veterans, my HEROES have served and fought under this Flag.

Many of them have friends and family members that were buried under this flag and so do I.. So as far as I am concerned about Obama deserving one atom of respect for one breath of air he breaths, I say NO! He and his buddies can all rot in hell.

And God Bless our military and all our Veterans.

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U.S. Issued 3,400 Visas to Immigrants from ‘State Sponsors of Terror’ in 2008

U.S. Issued 3,400 Visas to Immigrants from ‘State Sponsors of Terror’ in 2008

A little-known State Department program has allowed about 3,400 immigrants to come to the U.S. in 2008 from the four nations that a currently listed by the State Department as “state sponsors of terror” – Iran, Cuba, Syria and Sudan.

According to a State Department report on the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, 691visas were granted to immigrants from Cuba, 1,435 to immigrants from Iran, 1,147 to immigrants from Sudan and 94 to immigrants from Syria.

The program, mandated by Congress and administered by the State Department, consists of a lottery for applicants from countries with “low rates of immigration” to the U.S.

In the 2008 diversity visa (DV) lottery, the U.S. made available 50,000 visas for applicants.

Out of 6.4 million applicants, approximately 96,000 were chosen at random from countries in six different geographic regions, and registered. The 96,000 were then allowed to apply for one of the 50,000 visas.

Applicants must be “natives” of an eligible country -- in most cases, the applicant’s country of birth. Applicants must also have either a high school education or its equivalent, or “two years of work experience within the past five years in an occupation requiring at least two years of training or experience to perform,” according to the official lottery program regulations. “Qualifying work experience” is determined by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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

This is totally insane. Here we have our troops risking their lives fighting terrorists and our government is handing out Visa's like candy on Halloween to what very well might be terrorists.

Just as there used to be a question on US Visa applications:
Have you ever been a member of the Communist or Nazi parties ?

There should be a question ; Are you now ,or have you ever been a muslim?

All of the 19 men who hijacked planes on September 11th, including Atta, entered the United States on a tourist, or student visa, issued by the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Atta's visa status was widely reported in the media in 2002 when the INS famously sent a letter to Atta's Florida flight school, which was received on the sixth month anniversary of 9/11. The letter said the INS had approved a request to change Atta's status from a tourist visa to a student visa weeks before the attacks.
"Atta was now legally in the United States until the day of the planned attack," reads the commission's report on 9/11 and terrorist travel, about a business tourist visa Atta was issued by the U.S. government on July 19, 2001 good through Nov. 12, 2001.

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How Much Influence Will Kenya Have With Obama

Kenya's Influence with Obama - KENYA's Parliament's own words

Here are some comments of the Kenyan Parliament from Nov. 5, 2008, on the morning after Barack Obama win of the US Presidential election on Nov. 4
(comments are from the 41 page document, with emphasis added):

Date : Wednesday, 5th November, 2008

Source...pdf file

second Source

Dr. Khalwale: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker, Sir. You have heard none other than the Leader of Government Business acknowledge that because of Obama's win in the United States of America (USA), the House is crippled. Could we allow him to move a Motion for Adjournment so that we could also continue the celebrations of having a Kenyan ruling the USA? I humbly request!

Ms. Odhiambo: … Mr. Deputy Speaker, Sir, the President-elect, Mr. Obama, is a son of the soil of this country.

Mr. Deputy Speaker: President-elect has not been sworn-in yet. The election of President-elect Obama is of utmost national importance to the United States of America. Ms. Odhiambo, you are a lawyer. You had better be very careful where you transgress between watching your own sovereignty and what can be interpreted in some quarters as some form of treason.

Hon. Members, as you may be aware, the people of the United States of America have just had a historic election where the son of this soil, Barrack Hussein Obama...

Mr. Chanzu: … I highly congratulate Obama and salute Americans, Black, White and other races, for what they have done in showing the world that a leader can come from any community. I also want to congratulate Kenyans for the support they have shown. It showed the Americans that we were supporting our own.


John Jay was the 1st Chief Justice of the United States

Facts about John Jay
The White House

The Life John Jay With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers. by His Son, William Jay in Two Volumes. Vol. II., 1833.

It is thought the origin of the natural born citizen clause can be traced to a letter of July 25, 1787, from John Jay (who was born in New York) to George Washington (who was born in Virginia), presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention.

John Jay wrote:

"Permit me to hint, whether it would be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our national Government; and to declare expressly that the Commander in Chief of the American army shall not be given to nor devolve on, any but a natural born Citizen."

There was no debate, and this qualification for the office of the Presidency was introduced by the drafting Committee of Eleven, and then adopted without discussion by the Constitutional Convention.

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

Interesting time frame, finding this out about the Kenya Parliment's reaction on Nov. 5 and then this happening a few weeks later.

Just some food for thought on the subject of the Obama Birth Certificate.

Remember when I posted this:

Kenyan Government Imposes Gag Order On Obama Family

No media contact: 'We are doing this because we want to ensure better flow of information'
The Kenyan official who reportedly orchestrated the detention was Odinga himself. ( Odinga is Obama's relative)
The Kenyan government has barred unapproved contacts between the media and President-elect Barack Obama's extended family. Family members will be required to receive permission from the government before making any public statements about their famous relative, according to the Nairobi Star. "Two weeks ago, parliament passed the Kenya Communications Amendment Bill, a controversial measure that gives the state power to raid TV stations and newspaper offices, as well as to control broadcast content. The bill awaits the approval or rejection of President Kibaki. "

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Top THIS One For A Speeding Ticket ~ LOL

Aerial of a US Marine Corps (USMC) F/A-18 Hornet, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron-115 (VMFA-115), Silver Eagles, Beaufort, South Carolina (SC), armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles (wing tips), a GBU-12 (left), and a MK-83 1,000 lbs Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Top THIS One For A Speeding Ticket

Two California Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on I-15, just north of the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar. One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check speeding vehicles approaching the crest of a hill. The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 miles per hour. The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it would not reset and then turned off. Just then a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the radar had in fact locked on to a USMC F/A-18 Hornet which was engaged in a low flying exercise near the location. Back at the CHP Headquarters the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the USMC Base Commander. The reply came back in true USMC style:

Thank you for your letter. We can now complete the file on this incident. You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked on to your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it, which is why it shut down. Furthermore, an Air-to-Ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft had also automatically locked on to your equipment location. Fortunately, the Marine Pilot flying the Hornet recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile was launched to destroy the hostile radar position. The pilot also suggests you cover your mouths when cussing at them, since the video systems on these jets are very high tech. Sergeant Johnson, the officer holding the radar gun, should get his dentist to check his left rear molar. It appears the filling is loose. Also, the snap is broken on his holster.

Thank you for your concern. Semper Fi Joseph Mormando

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

Tim was a Doorgunner
Division Recon
1st of the 9th, 1st Cav Division

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The 2nd Amendment

The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. (waiting for attack)

The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either... The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.

1. Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.

2. If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

3. I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.

4. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.

5. A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why do you carry a 45?' The Ranger responded, 'Because they don't make a 46.'

6. The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm. 'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?' 'No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my shotgun.'

7. Beware the man who only has one gun. HE PROBABLY KNOWS HOW TO USE IT!!!

But wait, there's more!

" I was once asked by a lady visiting if I had a gun in the house. I said I did. She said 'Well I certainly hope it isn't loaded!' To which I said, of course it is loaded, can't work without bullets!' She then asked, 'Are you that afraid of someone evil coming into your house?' My reply was, 'No not at all. I am not afraid of the house catching fire either, but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all loaded too.' To which I'll add, having a gun in the house that isn't loaded is like having a car in the garage without gas in the tank. "...

HAVE A NICE DAY But don't Monkey with Me....

....Thank you Mark. I got this awhile back and the elction posts were in abundance, and I didn't post it earlier so I saved it for today.

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

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January 01, 2009

Marine Corps Legend Gen. Victor (“Brute”) Krulak Dies at 95

Gen. Victor "Brute" Krulak, who helped shape strategy for the U.S. Marines from World War II to Vietnam, has died at 95

Lt. Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak, shown during the Vietnam War, at one time commanded all Marine Corps forces in the Pacific. (Union-Tribune file photo


Marine Gen. Victor H. Krulak at HQ.

Victor H. Krulak (L) receiving Navy award on Guadal Canal.

Marine Gen. Victor H. Krulak inspecting troops of the First ANGILCO.April 1965

Marine Gen. Victor H. Krulak (L) and family at home.

Gen. Victor H. Krulak (3L) pinning purple heart on Marines wounded in Vietnam.

Lt. Gen. Victor H. 'Brute' Krulak, shown during the Vietnam War, at one time commanded all Marine Corps forces in the Pacific.

He entered the U.S. Naval Academy as an undersized teenager, but Victor H. “Brute” Krulak rose to command all Marine Corps forces in the Pacific, helped develop a boat crucial to amphibious landings during World War II and spoke his mind in disagreeing with a president over Vietnam War strategy.

Lt. Gen. Krulak, a decorated veteran of three wars, died of natural causes late Monday night at the Wesley Palms Retirement Community in San Diego. He was 95.

Standing barely 5 feet 5 inches tall, he was jokingly nicknamed Brute by his academy classmates. The moniker stuck, reinforced by his direct, no-nonsense style.

“There was nothing undersized about his brain,” Time magazine later said.

One of Gen. Krulak's three sons – retired Gen. Charles Krulak of Wilmington, Del. – said his father “was proud of just being a Marine . . . He never forgot that at the end of the day, everything he did was in support of them.”

As a major in the years before World War II, the senior Gen. Krulak helped create the amphibious-war doctrine that the Marines used to defeat Japan in the Pacific. He championed the Higgins boat landing craft that was involved in every World War II amphibious assault, as well as the prototype for the Amtrack vehicle still used by Marines today.

Gen. Krulak was known as a master strategist, said Mike Neil, a San Diego lawyer and retired reserve Marine brigadier general.

“He brilliantly orchestrated the 1st Marine Brigade to save the day at Pusan Peninsula (during the Korean War),” Neil said.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Gen. Krulak formulated the counterinsurgency theory that would be tried out in Vietnam. His “inkblot strategy” called for small groups of Marines to go into villages and work with like-minded locals to defend them against guerrilla forces – a plan resurrected with considerable success two years ago in Iraq.

While commanding more than 100,000 Marines in the Pacific from 1964 to 1968, he took part in a critical stage of the U.S. buildup of forces in Vietnam.

Before his retirement from the military after 34 years in 1968, he was considered a strong candidate for commandant, the top Marine post that his son Charles attained in 1995.

“You'd be hard-pressed to name another Marine in modern times who has had as great an impact on the direction of the Marine Corps – or, for that matter, the country,” said Gary Solis, a former Marine historian and now a law professor at Georgetown University. “From the late 1930s to the 1970s, Victor Krulak had his thumbprint on absolutely everything.”

As commander of Fleet Marine Force Pacific, Solis said, Gen. Krulak required every commander from the battalion level and up to pass through his Hawaii-based headquarters as they left Vietnam. Those commanders briefed him and his staff on the latest developments.

“These (meetings) were crucial to his understanding of what was going on in Vietnam,” Solis said.

A tenacious critic of the government's handling of the Vietnam War, Gen. Krulak wrote in the book “First to Fight” that the conflict could have been won only if the Vietnamese people had been protected and befriended and if enemy supplies from North Vietnam had been cut off. “The destruction of the port of Haiphong would have changed the whole character of the war,” he said two decades after the fall of Saigon.

In a 1995 interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune, Gen. Krulak said he brought up the port during a meeting with President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967. The conversation didn't last long after Gen. Krulak said the wrong targets were being hit.

“(Johnson) got to his feet and propelled me to the door, politely. That's the last I ever saw of him,” he said. Looking back on his combat operations, Gen. Krulak said, “I never got enthusiasm out of war, and I'm convinced that the true pacifists are the professional soldiers who have actually seen it.”

After leaving the military, Gen. Krulak worked for Copley Newspapers, serving at various times as director of editorial and news policy and as news media president of Copley News Service.

He retired as vice president of The Copley Press Inc. in 1977 and then contributed columns on international affairs and military matters for Copley News Service.

Chuck Patrick, former chief operating officer of Copley Press and a director and executive committee member of the Copley board, said: “An airport delay of six hours turned out to be one of my greatest memories. Brute told me all about his experiences in Southeast Asia, about his good relationship with President John F. Kennedy and about how his disagreements with President Johnson probably kept him from becoming (Marine Corps) commandant.”

Patrick said he and Gen. Krulak became close friends while serving on the executive committee of the Ponderay Newsprint Co., a newsprint mill in Usk, Wash.

But it was the general's annual phone calls to Patrick's daughter that touched him the most. “Brute was her Santa Claus. Every year in November, he'd check with me about how she was doing before he'd call her to tell her what she needed to work on (before Christmas arrived). Those calls meant so much . . . ”

Gen. Krulak, a native of Denver, received his appointment to the Naval Academy before finishing high school. He received a waiver to bypass the Marine Corps height requirement of 5 feet 6 inches.

In 1934, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps after graduating from the academy. In December 1959, Gen. Krulak assumed command of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, a position he held until his appointment in 1962 as an adviser in the Kennedy administration.

In 1963, he was described by his World War II commander, Gen. Holland M. “Howling Mad” Smith, as “the most brilliant officer I've known in my 58 years in the Marine Corps.”

A longtime Point Loma resident, Gen. Krulak was honored in 1968 as San Diego's “Citizen of the Year” by San Diego Uplifters, a group of 400 professional and business leaders.

During his retirement, Gen. Krulak was active in many community organizations. His roles included serving as president and trustee of the Zoological Society of San Diego.

Gen. Krulak and his late wife, Amy, were known for their annual Fish House Punch parties held to celebrate Gen. Krulak's Jan. 7 birthday. They started the tradition in the 1940s while living in Quantico, Va. The beverage included brandy, lime juice and apple brandy.

Besides Charles, Gen. Krulak also is survived by sons, the Rev. Victor “Vic” Krulak of San Diego and the Rev. William Krulak of Baltimore; his four grandchildren; and his 10 great-grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station chapel. Private inurnment is scheduled for Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

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

Semper Fi and Godspeed General.

He wrote this book some years back.

First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps -

He is also responsible for the idea of the ramp, or the “lip,” on the Higgins boats that allowed for easier beach attacks.

President Johnson boasted that our military couldn't bomb a viet outhouse without his permission. Gen. Krulak told LBJ to his face that without stopping the flow of material from Haiphong we could not win the war. He knew Commandant was available to him but told his CIC what he did not want to hear, the truth. The mark of a great General—not a great politician.

Krulak and Lew Walt brought to Vietnam the lessons learned in the Caribbean “Banana Wars” and distilled in the USMC Small Wars Manual. They developed the Combined Action Company (CAC) where marines lived in Vietnamese villages serving as trainers and advisers for the indigenous militia. Their formula for victory was also shared by Army Special Forces.

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Video of Pro-Hamas Demonstration - Fort Lauderdale , Florida

Pro-Hamas Demonstration - Fort Lauderdale FL


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

I don't care what city in America this goes on..... it should NEVER be happening!! How many of these vile people are members of the Hamas or any other terrorist group?

One thing for sure, if any of them did vote we know who they voted for, Barack Hussein Obama, and his love for the Islam call to prayer.

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The Perimeter

Painting ....“Perimeter Patrol” by Michael R. Crook (Army Art Collection)

The Perimeter

By James R. Lawson

The Perimeter, in the infantry, is a circle of men. It is half a squad, platoon or company. One half is on guard, staying vigilant, watching for the enemy, while the other half rests, sleeps and carries on with life as it is. They are more than just men; they are a brotherhood in uniform.

They share their plans, dreams and hopes with each other. In hard times, they share their sadness, fears and pain. They face the enemy together, some like brothers, others like fathers and sons, and always as true friends. They find a spirit in each other that binds them to one another in a bond that lasts forever.

As time passes, they will leave the service and each other. They will travel many different paths of life, some to prosper well and others not so well. Somewhere in life's travels, these men find themselves lost in the world, confused, dazed, scared, unhappy and searching for something; something they are not even sure exists. They are not soldiers anymore, they are called veterans.

Somehow, in their search, they once again find others like themselves. They find brothers of the past, brothers of the Perimeter, that circle of safety, where someone else shares their pain, their confusion and their fear. That Perimeter where that fear is eased, where there is less confusion. They share each other's pain in stories, in tears and in silence. Inside the Perimeter, eye contact can say it all. This Perimeter is a circle of life and a circle of death; it is a circle of wounded warriors, with wounds of both flesh and spirit. This Perimeter is a circle of iron that has never broken. It is a circle of common duty that knows no color, no creed and no religious ground. The circle will last forever, through the best of times and the worst of times.

The Perimeter is a place warriors will always seek - even for eternity. Just gaze out at our national cemeteries. For out there, on the outer edge, ever so vigilant, are those on the Perimeter.

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

This is very special and I wanted to share it with all of you.

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

4/23rd 25th Infantry Division
2nd Tour Huey door gunner with the Robin Hoods

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Exactly What IS a Natural Born Citizen?

Exactly What IS a Natural Born Citizen?

This is a great video that explains what a natural born citizen is using U.S. Case law, other federal laws, and founding father writings. This proves that Obama is NOT a natural born citizen, because he was born a British citizen.

If you believe in preserving the Constitution please send this video link everywhere especially your Senators and Reps. before the Jan. 8 election certification.

LINK for email:

Eligibility case finds 'standing'?

New suit claims unique state law enables citizens to demand proof

wnd...for complete article

A new case challenging Barack Obama's natural-born citizenship and, therefore, constitutional eligibility to serve as president has the potential to clear a hurdle that caused several other similar cases' dismissal: the issue of "standing."

In the case brought by Pennsylvania Democrat Philip Berg, for example, a federal judge ruled against the lawsuit in deciding Berg lacked the "standing" to sue, arguing that the election of Obama wouldn't cause the plaintiff specific, personal injury .

In Washington state's Broe v. Reed case, however, plaintiff's attorney Stephen Pidgeon says a unique state statute grants everyday citizens the required standing.

"These lawsuits have pointed their fingers at the various secretaries of state and said, 'You handle the elections, it's your job [to verify Obama's eligibility],'" Stephen Pidgeon told WND, "and the secretaries of state have said, 'No, it's not our job. You the voter have to prove he was ineligible.' But when the voters try to do it, the courts tell them they have no standing. So it presents a catch-22.
"Here, we have standing by means of statute," Pidgeon continued. "This particular statute provides for any registered voter to challenge the election of a candidate if the candidate at the time of the election was ineligible to hold office."

Growing majority worried over eligibility

Even half in Illinois say issue should be reviewed, resolved

wnd for complete article

An unscientific poll being conducted by America Online reveals more and more people are having second thoughts about Barack Obama's eligibility to occupy the Oval Office.

Fifty-three percent nationwide, and majorities in 45 states individually, say "yes" when asked if there is "any merit" to the controversy surrounding his citizenship. Even in Obama's own state, Illinois, the opinion is split 47-47 percent on the issue.


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

Obama is the BOGUS-POTUS! This is not going to go away, nor should it.

Barack will have one or more lawsuits every week he is in office. He will go down in history as the only president to have subpoenas served daily.

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

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

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Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Sues the Bush Administration


The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence sued the Bush administration yesterday in hopes of stopping a new policy that would allow people to carry concealed, loaded guns in most national parks and wildlife refuges.

"The Bush administration's last-minute gift to the gun lobby, allowing concealed semiautomatic weapons in national parks, jeopardizes the safety of park visitors in violation of federal law," said Paul Helmke, the group's president. "We should not be making it easier for dangerous people to carry concealed firearms in our parks."

An Interior Department spokeswoman refused to comment on the lawsuit, saying the department does not discuss pending litigation.

It's not the only lawsuit over last-minute regulatory changes that the Bush administration wants to achieve.

Yesterday, California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced that his state is suing the Bush administration to block changes in regulations that are intended to reduce input from federal scientists.

"Unfortunately, the Bush administration has had an antipathy to using sound science," Brown said. "This is the latest assault as Bush goes out the door. It's intolerable."

The lawsuit was filed late Monday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

The Interior Department issued the revised rules this month. They allow federal agencies to issue permits for mining, logging and similar activities without a review from federal biologists if the agencies' research shows that the project will not affect plants and animals.

The changes also block agencies from using the Endangered Species Act to consider the effects of greenhouse-gas emissions on ecosystems when reviewing projects such as new roads or coal plants on federal land.

Brown is asking the court to block the new rules, which could give the incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama time to review them.

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

I can't stand liberals. They want to control us, from the cradle to the grave. Now that Obama is taking over they smell victory. They are totally worthless!

What the heck is wrong with people about guns. I just don't get it. Do these people not have a brain? Good grief! These Brady people sure hate the 2nd Amendmment.

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Our Awesome Troops

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LOL I LOVE these, I have a few more of them and will post them in the next few days as well.

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

Army Combat Engineers

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent

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Protesting The War on Gaza

Pro-Palestinian demonstration in Manhattan on 12/28/08

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

LOL these people really amaze me. hahahaha

I am not sure if he did it intentionally to get attention or is as stupid as he looks. it does not matter.....he can go line up under a rocket landing for all I care since he is pro - Palestinian.

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

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

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

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