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February 28, 2009

Some Notes From Rush Limbaugh's Speech at CPAC

He said that Democrats not just sought the failure of Republican presidents and policies but also actively sought the failure of the US at war.

His speech was awesome, he was on FIRE! I loved it. See some of my notes below. Just some quick things I was able to jot down. ~ Wild Thing

Rush Limbaugh was 15 minutes early to the stage, but no one was complaining Saturday evening in Washington, D.C., at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Quite the contrary. On the conference's third and final day, the conservative talk radio host was the headliner, and the crowd greeted him with an immense ovation.

"Ladies and gentleman, this is my first ever address to the nation," Limbaugh joked, noting that FOX News and C-SPAN were broadcasting the speech live.

"We can take this country back. All we need is to nominate the right candidate," he said.

Rush Limbaugh’s "first address to the nation." giggle l love when he said it like this.

The room is wild with enthusiasm ..........!!!!!!!!!!

And “I’ve not needed a teleprompter for anything I’ve said ......”


"Obama's State of the Union Show" LOL good one Rush

They had a typical drive-by media focus group--losers!" (more laughter)

Rush calls Biden a bigot!!! (CHEERS and applause!)

“Presidents are stewards of this country. It is not their task to remake it in their image.”

"It is not the task of a politician to remake America!”

“It is not their right to remake this nation to reflect their psychology.”

"Orgasmic is ok...Rush checked. W/Fox...after all, they carried the Lewinski thing..."

"President Obama, your agenda is Not new, not change and not hope!!"

“Do they try to elevate those at the bottom?? Nooo, they try to tear down those at the top!!”

Rush talking about Newt and Kristol without saying their names. Beltway Conservatives that said the "era of Reagan is over."

Rush: "When the hell do you ever hear a democrat saying the era of FDR is over?"

“Would have been more votes if we’d had a conservative on the ticket”...w

hoa! John McCain, watch out! LOL! This is one of the best speeches I have listened to since Reagan.

Pointing out correctly that the media loved McCain when he went against his own party and W, but they turned on him when he was running against their Messiah.

"I don't see Hispanic, Blacks, groups, etc...I SEE AMERICANS!"

Standing ovation!!

“There is nothing stale about liberty!”


“I realize some of you at home have never heard liberal democrats being made fun of in this way. (perfect pause) Get used to it!” LOL

Rush: “I want the country to survive”.

"I want the country to SUCCEED!"
"I want the country to survive as we've known it."

"Our country is under assault from within, and that's a serious, serious battle."

"Optimism, confidence, not guilt. The main thing to do is STOP THINKING THAT WE ARE IN THE MINORITY. It is your confidence that liberates you, it is not being in the minority."

Rush hit it WAYYYYY out of the park! It was GREAT!

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 PM | Comments (4)

Obama Corrupting America With Socialism

Psychiatrist: Obama corrupting America with socialism

Book author warns economic 'rescue' will turn citizens into 'wards of state'


By Chelsea Schilling

Only a month into Barack Obama's presidency, an acclaimed psychiatrist is warning that Americans are being slowly corrupted by socialism as Obama's policies intrude into their economic, social and political lives – a tactic he believes will secure future votes for the Democratic Party.

"We have a desperate population, and it's feeling even more desperate than usual," Dr. Lyle Rossiter told WND. "People are really quite frightened. They're looking for magic, and they think they are going to find it in this man."

Rossiter is a forensic psychiatrist and author of "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." In his book, he explains how the kind of liberalism being displayed by both Barack Obama and the Democratic Party can only be understood as a psychological disorder. He examines how modern liberal collectivism undermines the legal and moral foundations of ordered liberty.

Rossiter warned that Obama, after only six weeks in office, is well on his way to institutionalizing a modern parental state – and his socialist programs will ultimately damage the moral fiber of the American people.

"This is not a stimulus program that is going to work economically," Rossiter said. "In the meantime, the character of the people – virtues of self-reliance, self-direction, self-determination, altruistic concern for others, charitable care for others rather than government-mandated welfare programs, regulation and taxation – all the capacities that made this country great are being contaminated.
"We are being corrupted by these programs."

Rossiter said Obama has seduced Americans into believing he can deliver them from economic distress associated with the housing, banking and unemployment crises.

"He has a particular gift for rhetorical speech that's inspiring, seductive and inviting," he said. "He's a quite charming person in his manner. People have been looking for someone to rescue them, and Obama has presented himself as the hero of the day."

However, Rossiter predicts Obama's collectivist rescue plan will end in disaster.

"He's headed for a very severe fall because the expectations are far in excess of what anyone could possibly provide," he said. "We've reached the point where, not only can the economy not respond to the stimulus, we have an incredible amount of debt. The entire project is going to collapse, and he will be humiliated."

Human nature is not conducive to socialism, Rossiter warned. Imposition of a collectivist system and policies encouraging citizens to seek help through government intervention and social programs may prove to be a death blow to the nation's spirit and liberties.

"If you keep trying to do it, you are going to destroy the character of the people," he said. "You may be able to subjugate them and get them into this dependent state, but, ultimately, society collapses because it's conceptually flawed."

In his book, he reveals how the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:

* creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
* satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
* augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
* rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.

Obama's policies of promoting dependency are just part of a larger plan that goes far beyond economic "rescue," Rossiter claims. The administration is building a larger voting base.

"What Obama and the Democrats are doing is a profoundly political move to increase the numbers of voters by getting them on welfare so they will continue to vote Democratic," he said." Their immigration program is geared toward the same end – to provide legalization and benefits for illegal immigrants because they know 70 percent of those people voted Democratic."

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

This is an excellent article and I like how the author is very clear what Obama is up to and how even now the Democrats with Obama at the helm are working to get the rest of our country needy and living off the government thus creating more votes for their party as well.

Obama is the most dangerous man our country has ever had in power. I have noticed and this has happened slowly which is sad, but there are some that are finally speaking out about Obama. Using words now like socialist, socialism and how Obama is creating doing all he can to make America a socialist country. I heard the word socialist on Hanny last night many,many times, Not only from Hannity but from others on his show. That is a new turn now to hear them saying it out loud like we have done here at this blog.

....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 (20)

Rush Limbaugh Wraps Up CPAC Today With Speech

Rush Limbaugh will give ia speech and also he will receive the "Defender of the Constitution award."

Rush Wraps Up CPAC on Saturday

RUSH : Listen to Carl Cameron's report on Fox. Fox News is going to carry the speech live at five o'clock. They've been promoing it since last night, they're promoing it all morning today, and I'm saying, "Man, I better be good, all this attention?" (interruption) "Well, this is the head of the party." No. I'm not the head of the party. See, this is where these Looney Toons are missing the whole boat here. If I'm head of anything, which I'm not, but if I'm head of anything, it's conservatism, but not the party.

You know, Clint Eastwood had it right, Clint Eastwood said he's fed up with political correctness. He's fed up with everybody trying to be politically correct. He's fed up with nobody being able to laugh anymore. He's fed up with not being able to tell race jokes and ethnic jokes. When he was growing up, everybody did. Nobody took offense at it. Every race tells jokes about the other race. Every country tells jokes about people in other countries. We can't do it anymore. And he's right, and, as such, people don't understand humor any more, unless it's liberal humor, and liberals especially do not laugh. I never see a happy one. Even liberal comics are angry and filled with rage. I just never see it. This program's one of the funniest programs on the radio and the libs don't get one syllable of it, which, to me, is sort of fun at the same time, 'cause I can tweak 'em any time I want to, and they don't even know that they're being played. Anyway, here's Carl Cameron this morning, reporting live from the Conservative Political Action Conference.

CAMERON: The radio icon always a polarizer, love him or hate him, liberals hate him, here the conservatives at this CPAC conference are just in a lather waiting for him here. It's the biggest turnout, people are talking about how Republicans are in disarray and have problems because of the last election and the breakdown. They acknowledge that here, but there's no sense of demoralization at all. The GOP and conservatives ready to get sort of back to core principles and see the Obama administration and the Democrat control of Congress as the perfect opportunity for them to do it.

RUSH: Largest crowd ever, is what Carl Cameron and others have been saying. So it will be on TV at five o'clock, and I'm on time. Presents CPAC 2009 Online

Click here to watch live streaming of the entire conference via

9:00 a.m. - 6:p.m.

Rush is scheduled to be on at 5:00 p.m.

Also Rush's speech will air on FON news channel at 5:00 EST as well

I caught CPAC also was shown yesterday on C-SPAN

So there are a few place if you would like to see it available.

Also Gov. Sarah Palin was asked to speak and I guess is unable to make it. So she did an interview instead and they will be showing her video. I am not sure if they will show the interview on TV or just in one of the conference rooms of the conference.

Yesterday House Republican Leader John Boehner told conservatives today at CPAC that the Democratic Majority and President Obama are taking the first steps toward an American brand of socialism.

"First it was the stimulus, then the omnibus and now the budget," Boehner said during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference. "It's all a down payment on a new American socialist experiment."
"The spending barrage is just beginning," he added.

Saturday CPAC schedule

Jim Roberts, Radio America

Hon. Rick Santorum
Regency Ballroom
Introduction: Tim Goeglein, Focus on the Family

Gov. Tim Pawlenty (MN)
Regency Ballroom*
Introduction: TBD

Phyllis Schlafly
Ambassador Ballroom
Introduction: Sandy Rios, WYLL Chicago

Stephen H. Balch
Regency Ballroom*
Introduction: TBD

Legal Immigration: Defending the Constitution
and Assimilation
Ambassador Ballroom
Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies
Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch
Helen Krieble, Vernon K. Krieble Foundation

Moderator: Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform

Hon. Elaine L. Chao
Regency Ballroom
Introduction: TBD

The Catholic Vote and the Future of Conservatism
Congressional A
Sponsored by the Catholic Family Caucus
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Roberts, Founder and Executive Director
Open to all CPAC attendees

How Many Crimes Did You Commit Today?
Regency Ballroom
Hon. Asa Hutchinson
Tim Lynch, Cato Institute*
Paul Rosenzweig, Department of Homeland Security*

Moderator: Pat Nolan, Prison Fellowship Ministries*

Jim Worthing
Exhibit Hall
CD Signing
Hang On to Your Freedom

God and Man at CPAC: The Enduring Legacy of William F. Buckley
Congressional B
Sponsored by The Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Panelists: James Panero, The New Criterion; Matthew Continetti, The Weekly Standard; Daniel McCarthy, The American Conservative;

Moderator: Mark Henrie, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Free books and journals to those in attendance
Open to All Attendees

Chris Horner
Exhibit Hall
Book Signing
Red Hot Lies

Iain Murray
Exhibit Hall
Book Signing
Real Inconvenient Truths

David Bossie, Citizens United

William J. Bennett
Regency Ballroom*
Introduction: TBD

Threats to Our National Sovereignty
Ambassador Ballroom
Chris Horner, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Iain Murray, author of Real Inconvenient Truths
Prof. Jeremy Rabkin, George Mason University
David Rifkin, Baker & Hostetler

Moderator: Jeff Gayner, Council for America

Education at the Crossroads: Monopoly or Competition?
Regency Ballroom
Virginia Walden Ford, D.C. Parents for School Choice*
Jeanne Allen, Center for Education Reform
Kevin D. Roberts, Catholic Family Caucus

Moderator: Joe Bast, The Heartland Institute

Roger Simon
Exhibit Hall
Book Signing
Blacklisting Myself: Memoir of a Hollywood Apostate in the Age of Terror

Ann Coulter
Regency Ballroom

S.E. Cupp and Brett Joshpe
Exhibit Hall
Book Signing
Why You’re Wrong About the Right

Presentation of Conservative Blogger Award
Regency Ballroom
Presenter: David All, David All Group*
Recipient: Steve Gilbert, Sweetness & Light

Woman of the Year Luncheon
Palladian Ballroom
Sponsored by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute
Speaker: TBA
Lunch Served
Open to Pre-registered Women Students Only

Moving the Left Coast to the Right: A Call to Action for Conservatives
Regency Ballroom
Robert Davi, actor and director
Roger L. Simon, Pajamas Media
David Horowitz, David Horowitz Freedom Center

Moderator: Andrew Breitbart,’s Big Hollywood

Kirby Wilbur, KVI

Regency Ballroom
Introduction: TBD

Media in the Obama Era: Is Journalism Dead?
Ambassador Ballroom
John Gizzi, Human Events
John Ziegler, How Obama Got Elected
R. Emmett Tyrrell, The American Spectator
Terry Jeffrey,
Moderator: Peter Roff*

Conservatism 2.0 Conference
Diplomat Ballroom
Sponsored by Pajamas Television
The Washington Tea Party hosted by Kellyanne Conway, Mary Anne Marsh, Michelle Malkin and Jeri Thompson with their special guest, Fred Thompson.

Complimentary lunch served
Open to all CPAC attendees

Love Taking Charge? The Common Sense Tool For Kickin’ *** One State at a Time

Paul Jacob and friends – activists who have fought big government, the status quo, and tyranny in their communities will discuss the toolbox for citizens who want to take charge.

Open to all CPAC attendees.

Driving Energy Policy for the 21st Century
Regency Ballroom
Niger Innis, Congress of Racial Equality
Rep. Tom McClintock (CA)
Myron Ebell, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Morry B. Markowitz, Edison Electric Institute

Moderator: Andrew Moylan, National Taxpayers Union

The True Cost Of Global Warming Hysteria
Regency Ballroom
Ann McElhinney, Not Evil, Just Wrong
Phelim McAleer, Not Evil, Just Wrong

Moderator: Andrew Breitbart,’s Big Hollywood

David Horowitz
Ambassador Ballroom
Introduction: TBD

Sarah Palin Unplugged on the Media Video Interview
Diplomat Ballroom
Sponsored by “Media Malpractice” Movie
Speaker: John Ziegler and special guest
Open to all CPAC attendees/Tickets enclosed in CPAC registration bags

Alan Charles Kors
Ambassador Ballroom
Introduction: Mal Kline, Accuracy in Media

Ward Connerly
Regency Ballroom
Introduction: Tammy Cali, Eberle Associates

Straw Poll Results and CPAC 2010: Where Do We Stand?
Regency Ballroom
Tony Fabrizio, Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates
David A. Keene, American Conservative Union

Rush Limbaugh
Regency Ballroom
Introduction: Lisa De Pasquale, American Conservative Union

Presentation of Defender of the Constitution Award
Presenter: Brad O’Leary, PM-Direct Marketing
Recipient: Rush Limbaugh


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

TV Ad from American's United for Change Their Group Wants a Socialist America

Below is the new American's United for Change and AFSCME TV ad that is hitting airwaves today. The ad is interesting for two reasons. First, rather predictably, the ad seeks to paint the GOP as the party of 'no' for opposing President Obama's stimulus package.

Second, and perhaps most interesting, is that it goes after Rush Limbaugh at the very end.

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

This is a cowardly ad that leaves out any sense of honesty.

Rush is awesome and he will wear this as a badge of honor. And IF Rush was the leader of the Republican party then Obama would not have had a chance to win.

* find the target
* fix it
* then destroy it

It amazes me how any American with more that a few brain cells can see this and NOT KNOW that it is a deliberate attempt at obfuscation and deception.

Any reasonable adult wants 0bama to fail. Because success means an America that is a Socialist, Marxist hell hole.

Many people do not realizes how much he’s targeted, both in his personal and professional life, and how much courage it takes to stand up to these guys. Congress has sent threats to his employer, they’ve targeted him with a three year investigation over his oxycontin addiction, he’s had boycotts of his sponsors, and he just mentioned he gets audited by NY State over his taxes every year.

He is a patriot in the true American Revolutionary sense, a point wholly lost on timid elected Republicans who seek to be loved.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (4)

Obama to Rescind Bush Abortion Rule

Obama to rescind Bush abortion rule


by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar


President Barack Obama wants to rescind a Bush administration rule that strengthened job protections for doctors and nurses who refuse for moral reasons to perform abortions.

A U.S. Health and Human Services official said Friday the administration will publish notice of its intentions early next week, opening a 30-day comment period for medical groups and the public. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the notice has not been completed.

The Bush administration instituted the rule in its last days, and it was quickly challenged in federal court by several states and medical organizations. As a candidate, President Barack Obama criticized the regulation and campaign aides promised that if elected, he would review it.

Abortion is one of the most divisive issues in American public life. Democrats tend to favor abortion rights while Republicans tend to oppose abortion.

The news that Obama was reviewing the rule drew praise from abortion-rights supporters and condemnation from groups opposed to abortion.

"It would be a horrible move. These regulations were a long time coming," said Tom McClusky, a vice president at Family Research Council. "What they seek to do is protect patients, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals from being forced to violate their consciences."

McClusky and other abortion opponents said the Bush regulation clarified federal policies and raised awareness about the rights of medical providers to follow their consciences. But abortion rights advocates said it was vague and overly broad, and could reduce access to other services -- allowing a drug store clerk to refuse to sell birth control pills, for example.

"I think it's a wonderful step," Rep. Diana DeGette, a Democrat who co-chairs the Congressional Pro-choice Caucus and has introduced legislation to overturn the regulation, said of Obama's move.
"That rule was actually a poorly drafted last-minute attempt to, I think, restrict health care access and I think it would have had far-reaching and unintended consequences."

Federal law has long forbidden discrimination against health care professionals who refuse to perform abortions or provide referrals for them on religious or moral grounds. The Obama administration supports those laws, said the HHS official.

The Bush administration's rule adds a requirement that institutions that get federal money certify their compliance with laws protecting the rights of moral objectors. It was intended to block the flow of federal funds to hospitals and other institutions that ignore those rights.

But the Obama administration was concerned that the Bush regulation could also be used to refuse birth control, family planning services and counseling for vaccines and transfusions.

"The administration supports a tightly written conscience clause," said the HHS official. "While we are concerned about the Bush rule, we also understand there might be a need to clarify existing laws."

The administration will review comments from the public before making a final decision. Options range from repealing the regulation to writing a new one with a narrower scope.

At what point does a baby get human rights? According to Barack Obama, it's above his pay grade to answer that question.

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

Under “OBAMACARE” will doctors who refuse to perform abortions be blacklisted and possibly forced out on threats of no pay? One has to wonder. Obamanazis will shut down all dissent.

God weeps for His defenseless little ones.

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (10)

SURVIVOR...... by Darth

" We have been beaten up, degraded, and mauled daily by Barack Hussein Obama and his Baracksheviks, along with his neosocialist waffen media machine since last November. This morning I heard the following song from 1982 while driving home from work. For Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty of old and of yesteryear, and for our heroric soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coastguardsmen fighting in our war against tyranny and Islamofascism like our forefathers had done in the past, defending our freedoms and liberties that many take for granted " ~ Darth


SURVIVOR - The Eye Of The Tiger !

Risin' up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast
You change your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive


It's the eye of the tiger, it's the cream of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he's watchin' us all in the eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry
They stack the odds 'til we take to the street
For we kill with the skill to survive

(Repeat Chorus)

Risin' up, straight to the top
Have the guts, got the glory
Went the distance, now I'm not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive

(Repeat Chorus)





Survivor (1982 - CBS Scotti Brothers) is Stephen Ellis, Frankie Sullivan, Dave Bickler,
Jim Peterik and Mark Drouboy.... FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!

Wild Thing's comment......

Thank you Darth this is great. It’s very important to have the eye of the tiger.

....Thank you Darth for writing this.

U.S. Airforce
C-5 loadmaster

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (2)

A Little of This and That

No matter how hard he tried,
he was always the first one found during
camouflage exercises



Friendship only goes so far

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

LMAO these are funny! With all the things going on we all appreciate so much laughter even more then usual.

......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 05:44 AM

Barack Obama's Cruel Socialism by Rush Limbaugh

Barack Obama's Cruel Socialism

Limbaugh member website archive page

CALLER: We appreciate it. God bless you, sir. Do you think Obama is making the decisions and the stuff that he is, because he's in over his head and doesn't know what he's doing, or is actually doing it on purpose to destroy our country?

RUSH: Well, I don't think he thinks he's destroying it, the country. I think he knows he's destroying a system that he thinks is unfair, unjust, and he doesn't like. He is destroying capitalism. That's his objective. He wants to destroy capitalism. He wants to establish a very powerful socialist government, authoritarian. He's intellectual. They want control. He wants control of the economy; he wants it for his party as well. They don't think they're destroying America. They think they are America! See, these people think their way is America. We're the ones un-American. We're the ones that stand for capitalism, which is unfairness. To them, capitalism is greed. It is selfishness. And they are the good people, and they love to think of themselves that way. In truth, what Obama's doing is cruel.

they have done is cruel, and they've done it for 50 years, and they get away with it because of their "good intentions." They only want to help. Somehow the unintended consequences end up really damaging millions of people and families. It's never reported that way because the assumption is they're full of compassion and love, and they're "just trying to help." So no, he's not trying to destroy America. He thinks he is America. He thinks he represents the America that's been getting the shaft for 200 years. He represents the America that's on the wrong side of every deal.

They get the raw deal, the rotten deal. They have been screwed. They have been shafted. They've been taken advantage of; they've been discriminated against. It's time to make it right! It's time to show these people that have been doing these evil things to people exactly how it feels. So you want to find out what it's like on welfare when you don't care people are on it? Here you go, here's your unemployment check. You want to find out what it feels like to be scared to death? Here you go. This is about revenge, a little vengeance. It is about theoretical capitalism that they despise 'cause they can't control it and again because they think it's unfair and unjust and unequal. No, no, no. They're not in their minds trying to destroy America. They're trying to rewrite it.

The only problem they've got is that liberalism doesn't flourish in the free market which is why Obama has to go out and sound like he's Ronald Reagan, promising socialism. He couldn't be getting away with this -- and this point, ladies and gentlemen, is crucial. He couldn't and wouldn't be getting away with this were it not for a totally compliant press.

If it weren't for the Drive-Bys in effect being his PR agent each and every day, he would not be getting away with this. If there were a genuine vetting of Barack Obama during the campaign and prior to it -- if there were a genuine vetting of his administration, all these plans -- he wouldn't be getting away with any of this. But he has not been vetted and he has not been challenged. He has not been investigated. He has not been questioned. He's not been doubted for going on two years.

Well, that's a lot of solid time to propagandize people. That's where we are.

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

Fantastic, and I love the way Rush has stated about how Obama has NOT been vetted, not investigated!

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:42 AM | Comments (6)

From GITMO "Until the Mission Is Complete"

Navy Rear Adm. Dave Thomas takes time to speak with Joint Task Force Guantanamo troopers during a recent tour of Camp 6, Nov. 25, 2008. Thomas considers his troopers his “main battery” and often expresses his pride in the men and women who support the JTF mission. 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.

Until the Mission Is Complete

Story by Staff Sgt. Emily Russell


The decision to close Joint Task Force Guantanamo is no longer just a campaign promise but a reality now that the executive order has been signed. Naturally, JTF troopers are curious to know what the fate of the detention facility and the JTF will be.

“President Obama said the detention facilities will close by the 22nd of January, 2010,” said JTF Commander Navy Rear Adm. David M. Thomas, Jr. “That’s an order, and I, as a military member, understand orders. It’s not a suggestion or a recommendation, it’s an order. I don’t have opinions about them, I perform my duties and the missions that I have in accordance with my orders.”

These words hold true for every trooper. Although we have a new order, our mission remains the same.

“We have to maintain our focus on those missions – the safe and humane, legal and transparent care and custody of these detained enemy combatants, intelligence collection for force protection and support law enforcement in the global war on terrorism and support for the Military Commissions – it’s very important,” Thomas said

According to the JTF commander, the executive order is more significant to the policy makers and legislative and judicial branches in Washington than it is to troopers here in the short and mid-term.

“What the executive order does is direct many folks in Washington to perform an evaluation of JTF Guantanamo within 30 days for compliance with Geneva Convention Common Article Three,” Thomas explained. “[Navy] Adm. [Patrick] Walsh, the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, is here with a team of 10 other senior Department of Defense officials evaluating every aspect of JTF Guantanamo. He has 30 days to do it.”

Thomas explained a provision of the executive order which requires the individual evaluation of all the detainees here and the evaluation of all the intelligence and information that the government has collected about the detainees to assess each detainee, with the findings reported back to the president.

“Then, within one year, the closure of the facility,” Thomas added. “We will support those reports and evaluations and of course await a timeline or decisions on the transfer or release of the detainees. But, those decisions will be made in Washington.”

Thomas emphasized that until the last detainee is gone and the last bit of this facility is closed down, Troopers will remain focused on the three missions.

“In the Navy, when we deploy, the most vulnerable time of that deployment isn’t when we’re launching aircraft or engaged in forward activities, it’s that transit back when the deployment is over and all we’re doing is transiting.” Thomas said. “If you let your guard down and you stop focusing on being safe, that’s when accidents are most likely to occur, and you’re likely to lose your edge.
“We are going to run through the finish line with the same focus and dedication that we’ve had all the way through,” he continued. “We’re going to do this right until the last detainee is gone. We’re going to finish strong.”

According to Thomas, the executive order changes nothing in the relationship between JTF and the Naval Station.

“The JTF gets marvelous support from the Naval Station, Navy Region Southeast and the entire Navy chain of command,” he said. “We also get fantastic support from Morale, Welfare and Recreation, as well as support in construction projects and maintenance.”

Thomas is frequently asked about ongoing projects he has in place to refine the conditions of detention operations in the JTF.

“I’m asked, ‘Since we know the facility is going to close, we’re going to stop all this, right?’ The answer is ‘no,’” he said.

Thomas decided, in consultation with his staff, that the right thing to do was to address these issues that would continue to improve the detention facility.

“Whether it’s for 11 months, 11 years or 11 days, those things are still the right thing to do.”

Thomas explained the necessity of moving ahead with the projects and programs that he and his staff plan to refine.

“There’s no timeline on the right thing to do, so I’m going to press ahead with those initiatives,” he stated. “We’re going to finish this correctly, the right way, as our country would expect us to do.”
“Our troopers are my main battery,” Thomas explained, as he expressed his pride in the men and women who support this mission.
“I’m really proud of what we do here,” he said. “Every day I recognize what an important mission this is for our country and how important it is to do it right. I’m grateful to be part of this team.”

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

Our troops at GITMO know that it is the best place for these prisoners, and they want to complete what they are doing there.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (2)

February 27, 2009

Obama To Cut US Defense Budget ~ Terrorist Bill Ayers Must Be Proud!

Costly US weapons face budget cuts under Obama

Defence Talk .com

Hi-tech fighter aircraft, new warships and missile defense projects are all potential targets for big cuts in the US defense budget, as the American military faces a new era of limits under President Barack Obama.

With a mushrooming budget deficit of more than a trillion dollars, the new administration has signaled it hopes to scale back military spending partly through a planned reduction of troops in Iraq and by taking the axe to big ticket weapons programs.

"It's easier to cut weapons than personnel," said Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute.
"There are clear signs that US defense spending peaked in 2008 and that it will be gradually declining over the next four years as the United States reduces its presence in Iraq," Thompson told AFP.

Obama's predecessor signed a 612 billion dollar defense authorization bill in September, the largest in real terms since World War II. But the economic crisis means defense spending will come under more pressure and restrictions.

In his speech to Congress on Tuesday, Obama promised his upcoming budget would bolster the pay and benefits of soldiers and increase the total number of troops but that unnecessary, "Cold War-era" weapons would be dumped.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, placing a top priority on fighting insurgents rather than conventional warfare, has warned that big weapons projects plagued by delays and cost overruns will come in for tougher scrutiny.

A list of candidates for possible cutbacks drawn up by the Pentagon includes more Navy destroyers built by General Dynamics, fighter jets including Lockheed Martin and Boeing's F-22 Raptors and carrier-based Super Hornets, a digital radio system for all the armed services and missile defense weaponry for Poland and the Czech Republic.

Gates has already singled out the F-22 Raptor fighters, which cost about 350 million dollars each, for potential cutbacks.

Military analysts have also questioned the need for more Navy aircraft carriers and a computer-linked network of Army vehicles, known as Future Combat Systems, which has faced criticism.

Gates has expressed frustration at slow-moving weapons programs that seem unrelated to the immediate threats posed by militants in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan or the deserts of Iraq.

The United States cannot "eliminate national-security risks through higher defense budgets, to do everything and buy everything," Gates wrote recently in the journal Foreign Affairs.
But lawmakers in Congress, many of whom receive campaign funding from military contractors, have a long tradition of fending off cuts to weapons projects in their home districts.

Determined to stem leaks over budget questions, Gates has made senior officials promise they will keep the details of defense budget talks secret as his department prepares to make tough cuts, a spokesman said.

In an unprecedented move, Gates has asked top military officers and civilian officials to sign non-disclosure forms in which they agree not to reveal deliberations about the politically charged budget.

"This is highly sensitive stuff involving programs costing tens of billions of dollars, employing hundreds of thousands of people and -- and go to the heart of national security," press secretary Geoff Morrell said.

Some conservative analysts argue constraints on defense spending could mean the United States will over time lose its strategic dominance as other countries seize on possible weaknesses.

"When you step back from all the details and look at what is really happening in the new administration, American military power is likely to decline in the years ahead due to a lack of money," Thompson said.

On the political left, Obama has already been accused of failing to rein in the vast Pentagon budget that represents nearly half of the world's military spending.

"The Barack Obama administration is continuing the neo-conservative agenda of US military domination of the world -- albeit with perhaps with a kinder-gentler face," said Peter Phillips, a professor at Sonoma State University and director of Project Censored.

Obama putting military in harm's way?...YES!!

One News Now

SNIPPET: “A military advocacy organization is not happy with President Barack Obama’s plans to drastically cut defense spending by $53 billion.”

MFU Statement on Obama’s Drastic Defense Cuts

Military Families United

Washington, DC – February 24, 2009 - Brian Wise, Executive Director for Military Families United, the nation’s premier military family advocacy organization, released the following statement concerning President Obama’s plan to drastically cut defense spending by $53 billion.
“Cutting defense spending before setting out a strategy in Afghanistan will dictate the strategy in Afghanistan, which is outright dangerous for our brave men and women in uniform. New and emerging threats require a military that is fully funded and capable of accomplishing their mission of keeping America safe and secure.
The President’s plan calls for drastic cuts in our war fighting capability, deterrence capacity, and hinders the development of the latest equipment which will increase our troops’ effectiveness and reduce casualties. Included on the chopping block is $1 billion dollars cut from the office designed to fight and defeat the improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which is short-sighted and will lead to more wounded veterans, and more Gold Star Families. The Administration has no qualms about providing $350 billion to bail out Wall Street or $17.4 billion to bail out General Motors and Chrysler, but cannot provide the necessary funding to protect our troops from IEDs or improved radio systems for servicemembers.
We at Military Families United, the nation’s premier military family advocacy organization, implore the President to provide the vital funding that our troops need and deserve. Generals on the ground know better than politicians in Washington what we need to succeed in Iraq and Afghanistan and to protect this country. Undercutting the Pentagon’s required amount can leave our troops unable to effectively fight the war on terror and our country more vulnerable to potential attacks. Our sons and daughters, husbands and wives make enormous sacrifices and lay their lives on the line so America can be safer, more secure and free from fear. They cannot afford to have their funding cut at a time when they need it more than ever.”

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

Everything Obama has been doing shows how much he hates our country and our military. He truly wants to destroy BOTH!

And Yes for you Obama freaks trying to get your hateful comments through and your totally disgusting emails, Obama is a POS, communist, American hater, military loather and effeminate camel breath jerk!

The stimulus bill is loaded, overflowing with PORK, and some of the most insane and ridiculous things we have to pay for. Paying for another persons digital TV, tattoo removal, the list is long of the stupid, kiss up to their friends and lobbyist's pay offs. But can Obama fund our military, hell no. Cuts to our military said so off the cuff one would think he was talking about the freaking weather.

I am NOT afraid of terrorists, but I am terrified of what Obama is doing to our awesome country and to our military.

He has brought his hut dwelling, white hating, big business jealousy, small business hard working integrity, sickening Islam call to prayer worshiping moon god Allah loving, Bill Ayers terrorist comrade loyalty, animal hating, Palestinian loving self into our White House!

He is not just some Democrat that brings a liberal agenda to our government, he is well groomed in communism, a hater of our Freedoms and those that have fought for them. He has to do all his destruction as fast as 24 hour days will allow, shutting off those disagreeing with him and putting Bills we all would be against inside stimulus packages like a snake slithering in the grass.

He makes my blood run cold!

It has been said follow the money. That is true and it seldom is a waste of time when researching wrongs or corruption. In B.HUSSEIN Obama's case it is not only follow the money but follow the budget cuts and the pork. This is one Muslim that loves PORK! And he will sacrifice what our military needs to get the pork he wants.

The other day he referred to himself as a CEO. He is President of what has always been the most powerful country in the world! To refer to himself as a CEO is telling as well, he has the mentality of ONLY a community organizer NOT someone to hold the hightest office in the land. And he sure as hell is UNFIT to hold the position of CIC!

We have the defense and determination within our nation to survive. We've been attacked from the outside, and now we're under attack within and B.Hussein Obama is leading the way.

Obama will get hundreds of thousands of our citizens killed before he gets done. He thinks if he can read it off of a teleprompter that the world will do as he asks. You get peace by having a big well armed standing military ready, willing, and able to kick their ass if they start something.

No wonder our Military questions his eligibility to serve as President and to protect the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic.

The Number One Enemy of the Constitution is B. Hussein Obama. He is both foreign and domestic, but he is NOT a Patriot. More like a Benedict Arnold in the White House.

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (13)

Sen. Boxer Tries to Hurry Children's 'rights' Treaty

Sen. Boxer tries to hurry children's 'rights' treaty

Opponents warn U.N. measure would put government in place of parents


Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is urging a hurry-up timetable for adoption of a United Nations treaty she says provides for "basic human rights" for children but opponents argue would destroy parental rights to raise their children as they choose.

"Children deserve basic human rights ... and the convention protects children's rights by setting some standards here so that the most vulnerable people of society will be protected," Boxer said, according to Fox News.

Boxer wants quick action on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, a proposal on which for 20 years Congress has refused to act because of concerns and questions.

The instrument was signed by President Clinton in 1995, but opposition and critics' concerns that it would override centuries of practice, policy and law regarding children have left it unadopted.

The document would create "the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion," which critics say would usurp the role of parents in directing their children's religious training.

But Boxer said during a hearing in the Senate recently she feels a "humiliation" that the U.S. has not adopted the plan.

WND reported just a week ago one of the nation's top experts on children's rights, Michael Farris, president of and chancellor of Patrick Henry College, said the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child would mean every decision a parent makes can be reviewed by the government to determine whether it is in the child's best interest.

"The left wants to make the Obama-Clinton era permanent. Treaties are a way to make it as permanent as stuff gets. It is very difficult to extract yourself from a treaty once you begin it. If they can put all of their left-wing socialist policies into treaty form, we're stuck with it even if they lose the next election," he warned.

According to the Parental Rights website, the CRC dictates the following:

Parents would no longer be able to administer reasonable spankings to their children.

A murderer aged 17 years, 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer be sentenced to life in prison.

Children would have the ability to choose their own religion while parents would only have the authority to give their children advice about religion.

The best interest of the child principle would give the government the ability to override every decision made by every parent if a government worker disagreed with the parent's decision.

A child's "right to be heard" would allow him (or her) to seek governmental review of every parental decision with which the child disagreed.

According to existing interpretation, it would be illegal for a nation to spend more on national defense than it does on children's welfare.

Children would acquire a legally enforceable right to leisure.

Teaching children about Christianity in schools has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.

Allowing parents to opt their children out of sex education has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.

Children would have the right to reproductive health information and services, including abortions, without parental knowledge or consent.

The government would decide what is in the best interest of a children in every case, and the CRC would be considered superior to state laws, Farris said. Parents could be treated like criminals for making every-day decisions about their children's lives.

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

This is one of the WORST things that this administration and congress could do.This is manipulation & control enacted “in the name of the children”. Boxer should be kicked out of office for violating her oath to uphold and protect the constitution and the sovereignty of the nation

It has been one thing after another with this corrupt administration. We are losing our freedoms, our country.

....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 05:48 AM | Comments (8)

Americans Throw More Then 40 Nationwide Tea Parties Across U.S.

Americans throw more than 40 tea parties


Americans are saying enough is enough to extravagant government spending and throwing more than 40 tea parties across the nation in protest of the recent bailouts and "stimulus" package.

Kellen Giuda, an architect who was recently laid-off, is organizing his own New York City tea party. He has invited several prominent guest speakers, including politicians, elected officials, an author, blogger, a bond trader and a former contestant on "America's Next Top Model" to speak out against excessive government spending.

"I saw Rick Santelli's rant, live, and thought it was awesome," he told WND. "All of this fiscal irresponsibility is absurd."
He continued, "Then I started hearing about tea parties, and I decided to do it. It's really exciting. There are a lot of people getting involved now."

As WND reported, CNBC analyst Rick Santelli became a YouTube sensation after he spoke out against President Obama's proposed $275 billion deficit-financed homeowner bailout plan and other massive spending measures with a call for a new "tea party" from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Giuda is working with Alex Zablocki, top staffer for New York State Sen. Andrew Lanza, to coordinate the New York event. Possible speakers include Kathleen Troia McFarland, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs at the Pentagon from 1982 to 1985 under President Ronald Reagan; Brett Joshpe, conservative author and graduate of Harvard Law School; Sara-Racey Tabrizi, "America's Next Top Model" contestant and professional model and various elected officials.

The tea party will take place Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. in City Hall Park in Manhattan.

Giuda said similar nationwide events are becoming very popular as a growing number of Americans prepare to take to the streets.

"It's time we start fighting back with our own voice," he said. "America has a history of revolting and standing up to unfair taxation. "

Meanwhile, outraged citizens are organizing more than 40 tea party events across the nation. Official sponsors of the events include Top Conservatives on Twitter, Smart Girl Politics, Don'tGo Movement, FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity. Most of the tea parties will take place Feb. 27.

The following are a few scheduled tea parties:

Fayetteville, N.C. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Bow Street and Hay Street where the Liberty Point Resolves were signed

Washington, D.C. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the White House on the Lafayette Square Park side

Boston, Mass. – Feb. 27 from 11:50 p.m. to Feb. 28 at 1:50 p.m., location to be determined

Chicago, Ill. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at Daley Plaza Civic Center

Atlanta, Ga. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Georgia's capitol building in Atlanta

Orlando, Fla. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Eola on East Robinson and North Rosalind Ave

Dallas, Texas – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Victory Plaza located at 3090 Olive St.

Fort Worth, Texas – Feb. 27 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cowtown Bar & Grill located at 7108 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Houston, Texas – Feb. 27 at 12 p.m. at Fondren Lawn at Discovery Green

San Antonio, Texas – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Alamo

Austin, Texas – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Texas capitol building

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 11 at Market Square on Forbes Avenue and Market Street

San Diego, Calif. – Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. north of the Star of India on San Diego Bay

Tulsa, Okla. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veteran's Park located at 2st Street and Boulder Avenue

Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Legislative Plaza located at 6th Avenue and Union Street

St. Louis, Mo. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Steps of Gateway Arch located on Wharf Street

Portland, Ore. – Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square at the corner of Broadway and Morrison

Kansas City, Mo. – Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the J.C. Nichols Foundation located at 47th and J.C. Nichols Parkway

Cleveland, Ohio – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at 1 Public Square

Denver, Colo. – Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the east capitol steps

Fort Myers Beach, Fla. – Feb. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bowditch Park located at 50 Estero Blvd.

Lansing, Mich. – Feb. 27 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the state capitol building at 100 N. Capitol Ave.

Omaha, Neb. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse located at 16th Street and Farnam Street

Asheville, N.C. – Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville

Greenville, S.C. – Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. on the Reedy River & Walking Bridge

Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 Legislative Plaza on 6th and Union

Shelby County, Ala. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the entrance to Eagle Point Neighborhood

Seattle, Wash. – Feb. 27 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Westlake Park at 410 Pine St.

Philadelphia, Penn. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Independence Hall

Los Angeles, Calif. – Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Santa Monica Pier

Sacramento, Calif. – Feb. 27 at 12 p.m. on north steps of state capitol on L Street

Springfield, Mo. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Springfield Park

Sarasota, Fla. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Island Park and Marina Jacks at 41 Bayfront Drive and Ringling Boulevard

Phoenix, Ariz. – Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the state capitol building at 1700 Washington St.

Tampa, Fla. – Feb 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the federal courthouse on 801. N. Florida Ave.

Oklahoma City, Okla. – Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the state capitol steps

New York City, N.Y. – Feb. 28 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall Park

Wichita, Kan. – Feb. 27 at 11:30 a.m. outisde Sen. Sam Brownback's office at 245 N. Waco

Davenport, Iowa – Feb. 28 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Main and Locust Street

Hartford, Conn. – Feb. 27 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the state capitol

** Floridians Unite is looking down the road and planning an Orlando Tea Party for March 21.

"This will be a peaceful rally to unite our voices and express the love that we have for our great nation and the principles it was founded on," states the Floridians Unite website. "We want to make our politicians hear loud and clear that we are tired of the bailouts, the wasteful Washington spending and the push towards the socialization of this country! We want less government! We want to decide where our hard-earned money goes instead of the elitist politicians in Washington taking it and using it to buy votes, doling it out to special interest groups and pork barrel projects! We want our constitutional rights preserved and protected, not trampled on!"

At the Pittsburgh, Pa., Tea Party on April 11, organizers are inviting people to help them reenact the Boston Tea Party of Dec. 16, 1773, by bringing one tea bag each to Point State Park with plans of actually tossing the tea into the Alleghany, Monongahela and Ohio rivers.

"Somebody in our government needs to finally pay attention," said Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck on his radio program last week. "It is what I've been talking about that was coming for a very long time, and that is disenfranchisement, which will turn into anger and then turn into God knows what."

CNBC analyst Rick Santelli is hoping those demonstrations will result in real change.

During the televised segment where Santelli revived the term "tea party," CNBC panelist Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co., interjected, "Rick, I congratulate you on your new incarnation as a revolutionary leader."
"Somebody needs one," Santelli responded. "I'll tell you what, if you read our Founding Fathers, people like Benjamin Franklin and Jefferson, what we're doing in this country now is making them roll over in their graves."

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

This is a GREAT start! The socialists didn’t take over this country in a day. They did it incrementally over decades.
Our socialist govt has built a well guarded wall between we the people.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (8)

Fairness Doctrine on Senate Floor

The DeMint amendment (Broadcaster Freedom Act) would ban the Fairness Doctrine.

source:Michelle Malklin

Senator DeMint will encourage all senators to OPPOSE the Durbin Amendment.

The DeMint amendment passes 87-11

- The amendment by Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) would achieve the same goals of the Fairness Doctrine through backdoor FCC regulations. His legislation forces the FCC to “take actions to encourage and promote diversity in communication media ownership,” an attempt to dismantle successful syndicated radio programs. The Durbin amendment would hurt small, local radio stations who depend on popular syndicated programming for listeners and revenue.

Dems have attacked from back door on media ownership, localism.”

Democrats passed the Durbin Amendment to restrict free speech- 57-41.

"Durbin Amdt. No. 591; To encourage and promote diversity in communication media ownership, and to ensure that the public airwaves are used in the public interest." Durbin’s trying to bring it in through the back door by going after ownership of stations.

Source: U.S. Senate Roll Call Vote for .........On the Amendment (Durbin Amdt. No. 591 )

Is Durbin going after Limbaugh?

SOURCE: The Hill

Is Durbin going after Limbaugh? By Alexander Bolton Posted: 02/26/09 04:58 PM [ET] Conservatives fear that Democrats are pursuing a “back door” approach to cracking down on Clear Channel Communications, the media conglomerate that airs "The Rush Limbaugh Show," a favorite among conservatives.

The Senate voted along party lines Thursday to adopt an amendment sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), the second-ranking Democrat in the chamber, that directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “promote diversity in communication media ownership and to ensure that broadcast station licenses are used in the public interest.”

The measure passed 57-41 without a single Republican vote.

Durbin said his proposal would encourage more women and minorities to apply for radio and TV ownership.

But Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.), chairman of the conservative Senate Republican Steering Committee, charged the proposal would lead to regulatory pressure on Clear Channel, which owns and operates more than 1,200 radio stations in the United States.

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

God bless Senator Jim DeMint for his efforts and for the Republilcans for staying firm on this.

Democrats = Stalinists

Durbin's bill is much more dangerouso I think. His would order the Federal Communications Commission to encourage radio ownership “diversity.”

A DeMint aide said Durbin’s measure will “impose the Fairness Doctrine through the back door by trying to break up radio ownership.”

The aide called the Durbin proposal “an attempt to break up companies like Clear Channel and hurt their syndications and therefore putting many local radio stations out of business that depend on those syndicated shows for revenue.”

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (4)

Meant To Be a Satirical Site

The forum is a parody website.Apparently it is meant to make fun of those Obama supporters who really believe those far out ideas.

It was either started by Paulites as satire, or infiltrated by Paulites to destroy it.

If it has been started by Ron Paul people and it looks like is has, ,then it is like a few before it. Almost everyone there is a Ron Paul supporter and they all hate Obama. It seems to be from the same Ron Paul supporters who did a Fred Thompson forum during the election.

Here is Ron Paul's Forum where they are kidding about it and taking credit for it.

The Obama Forum

OBAMA NATION WATCH ~ Keeping an eye on our enemies

Tattle on your parents.........The Obama Youth Brigade The Mandatory Obama Youth Paramilitary Service Program. Be Part Of It!

Looking around there is a thread at the site called :"“How will Lord Obama get rid of all of the Whitey’s” thread. One guy’s username is Da Cracka Smacka. "

Some of the screen names:

Amabocanssikmyssa, Black House, Black Lincoln, Blackie Chan, bob, Charles Rangel, Che Guevara, Chef, CommunismRules, crapshoot, FREDSAVAGE, freetagoodhome, Fxjohn, Goodbye Kitty, Gran0la, GranWizard, Guilty White Liberal, Hassan the Assasin, HATE-B-ing-white, Howard Dean, imnoracist2, Larry Sinclair, Libtard, Little-Acorn, loose cannon democrat, Mandingo, McCain’sMyPrez, Moe Teasuh, monback,, MTVrox, Nancy Pelosi, NARWHAL, Nobama_in_2012, ObamaIn2012, Obamalammadingdong, ObamaMama, Respect My Authority, shepard smith, shop tom, SickleandHammer, smackdemhos, Soraya, Spear_Chuck_R, Studious One, SunshineButterfly, SweepDemLegz, Ted Nugent, Welfare_Queen, wheresmyfreesh#t.

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

That is all the information I could find out about the site. The link John sent helped a lot to get me started.

This kind of thing can be very funny and there are some things at the forum that are, like some of thoe screen names, but like John said too it is also alarming when some followers of Obama take it seriously and the things they say are scary to say the least. Especially since we all know about Obama's Youth Program he wants to do.

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

US Navy

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM | Comments (2)

A Great Air Force Poster and Story

This nineteen-year-old ex-cheerleader (now an Air Force Security Forces Sniper) was watching a road that led to a NATO military base when she observed a man digging by the road. She engaged the target (i.e., she shot him). Turned out he was a bomb maker for the Taliban and he was burying an IED that was to be detonated when a US patrol walked by 30 minutes later. It would have certainly killed and wounded several soldiers.

The interesting fact of this story is the shot was measured at 725 yards. She shot him as he was bent over burying the bomb. The shot went through his butt and into the bomb which detonated; he was blown to pieces. The Air Force made a motivational poster of her.

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

God bless our troops. It does onot givei a name, I guess they did not want to give that information. But even so how wonderful.

....Thank you JohnE PFC U.S. Army for sending this to me.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (10)

February 26, 2009

B.Hussein Obama Depicted in Carnival Floats in Duesseldorf, Germany

A carnival float depicting a flying U.S. President Obama with Europe being dragged along is seen during the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, Germany, on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. Rose-Monday-Parades in the carnival strongholds of Duesseldorf, Mainz and Cologne are watched by hundreds of thousands of revelers and mark the highlights of Germany's carnival season.
(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

This from the same parade that gave birth to this classic float years ago when Bill Clinton was President.


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

LOL What the heck is the woman holding onto in that one float, his stimulus package????

Can you imagine if this went on in our country, let's say we did Putin as a KGB, or some kind of float like these of N. Korea's leader? We as a country would be called hate mongers or something.

They should have done Obama as a thief in the one float with the money. And a Chicago THUG for one of them.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:40 PM | Comments (10)

Home Mortgage Relief for Millions of Illegals (ACRON Registered Obama Supporters)

Home mortgage relief for millions of illegals


Illegal aliens can apply for mortgage relief under the Obama administration's $275 billion plan, according to immigration experts and a group the government will use to help homeowners modify loans.

Steven Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C., told WND approximately 1 million households headed by illegal immigrants acquired mortgages through the beginning of 2007, before the housing bubble burst.

"There is no legal prohibition against illegal immigrants owning homes," he said, "and in most cases mortgage lenders will accept a taxpayer ID or a Matricula Consular card issued by a Mexican Consulate office as identification to illegal immigrants from Mexico."

Chad Buchanan, a manager at SaveMyHomeUSA – a group cooperating with the Obama administration that assists homeowners facing foreclosure – told WND illegal immigrants who own a home "could certainly apply under our program."

"We don't target or go after illegal immigrant customers," he said. "But if an illegal immigrant owns a home legally, we could try to help them under our program.

SaveMyHomeUSA is seeking job applications for loan modification processors to work in the Obama administration mortgage modification program.

"A lot of mortgage modifiers out there never ask about the legal immigration status of the homeowner, and we do not ask either," Buchanan said. "This is the first time I've had that question asked. All we are looking to do is to modify the current note, regardless what the legal immigration status of the client is."

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

Hmmmm Well, this seems like a perfectly socialist idea to me. I can't believe what is happening to this country!

....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 04:55 AM | Comments (12)

'Honk if you will pay my mortgage'

Hot new bumper 'snicker' is a sign of the times


A brand new bumper sticker is making its debut on the highways and byways across America. No word yet on any concrete offers to those displaying the permanent, removable, magnetized original offering from the WND Superstore. But it is making Americans chuckle from coast to coast.

Bumper sticker

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

LOL this is a great idea. I wonder if a lot of people actually are putting this on their car. haahhaa Love it !

....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 04:50 AM | Comments (5)

Paying Taxes the Obamanation Way ( Cartoons )

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

LOL these are good. I can't wait to show these to the business that does our taxes. They are Republicans and will love to see these.

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:48 AM | Comments (3)

The Son of Porkulus $410 Billion and 9000 Earmarks

BILL TITLE: Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009

H R 1105

Roll Call .....CLICK HERE to see the AYES and NAYS


Republicans assailed the measure as too costly — particularly on the heels of a $787 billion stimulus bill that Obama signed last week. But Democrats jabbed back.

From the GOP side, Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas said the legislation was "going to grow the government 8.3 percent ... but the family budget which has to pay for the federal budget only grew at 1.3 percent last year."

The debate occurred one day after Obama told Congress in a prime time television address that he intends to cut deficits in half over the next four years, and one day before he was submitting tax and spending plans for the coming year.

Obama also will seek $634 billion over 10 years as a down payment on health care reform, the start of an effort aimed at providing coverage for an estimated 48 million uninsured people. Achieving that goal could cost much more.

source for this part to read full article about the health care

....."President Barack Obama wants a significant "down payment" for overhauling the health care system: $634 billion over 10 years. A senior administration official says Obama's budget calls for financing the overhaul by trimming Medicare spending and limiting tax deductions for upper-income earners. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the budget won't be released until Thursday. ."......

Obama also intends to ask lawmakers to approve a new cap-and-trade system of limits and pollution allowances, especially for industries such as utilities with coal burning power plants. The program would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions while generating revenue that could help finance other elements of an ambitious agenda that includes health care and education reform.

Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., said the bill included at least a dozen earmarks for clients of PMA Group, a lobbying company now at the center of a federal corruption investigation.
"It's simply not responsible to allow a soon-to-be-criminally indicted lobbying firm to win funding, all borrowed, in this bill," he said. No charges have been filed against the firm or its principals, although the company's offices were raided earlier this month, and it has announced plans to disband by the end of the month.

Federal prosecutors are investigating PMA Group's founder and president, Paul Magliochetti, who is a former top aide to Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that funds defense programs.

In remarks on the House floor, Republican leader John Boehner urged Obama to veto the legislation, citing earmarks

At the White House, press secretary Robert Gibbs responded only in general terms whether that was possible.

"There is great concern in this building and by the president about earmarks," Gibbs said. "Without having looked specifically at a piece of legislation, I'm hesitant to throw out that four-letter word, `Veto.'"

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

This was H.R. 1105, the earmark laden "Omnibust Appropriations Act, 2009

Spending ourselves out of a country.

The Congress pigs wanted to keep these bills under a trillion $$s as to not alarm the public so they give it to you what they think are in bite sizes.

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

Three Cheers for Rush ~ Limbaugh Lashes Out at Republican Jindal-Bashers

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

Conservatives need to stick together and this bashing I saw yesterday online at other places was disgusting. These same people in the Republican party also bashed Gov. Sarah Palin too for any number of reasons. Do they spend much time on McCain or any of the other rino's NO. They are more concerned with nit picking Jindal and Palikn instead of listening to their message and what they say.
Jindal did a good job and the things he said were good.

I remember seeing Republicans putting Sarah down for saying "you betcha' " things like that.

Good for Rush, it was nasty last night, it was dejavu Palin attacks and it made me sick. Especially from the group on Fox.

We are now in the era of style over substance. Past leaders such as Washington, Adams and Jefferson were not good speakers. By their own and other accounts. Great leaders but not speakers.

Teddy Roosevelt had a high annoying voice. A great leader by almost any accounts.

The GOP is apparently very blind. Jindal did a great job. Of course these are the people who gave us McCain. And put down Palin. They are looking for another liberal Republican.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM | Comments (9)

Chris Matthews Comes UP With BS Reason for Saying " My God" at Jindal

MSNBCer says 'Oh God' before Jindal Response to Obama's speech

Real clear politics

As Gov. Jindal prepares to give the Republican response to Obama's address, an MSNBC host or producer was heard off camera muttering "Oh God."

The remark came after host Keith Olbermann paused the panel's discussion as Gov. Jindal was walking to the camera.

UPDATE (3:36pm Eastern 2/25): Chris Matthews tells TV Newser it was him. Matthews will explain his remark on "Hardball" tonight. Here is some of what he will say:

I was taken aback by that peculiar stagecraft, the walking from somewhere in the back of this narrow hall, this winding staircase looming there, the odd anti-bellum look of the scene. Was this some mimicking of a president walking along the state floor to the East Room?

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

MSNBC is pure propaganda! LOL Chris Matthews admitted to it. I don't believe what Matthews says is the reason, no way.

Matthews was deliberately trying to diss Jindal and took a cheap shot at him even before he had spoken a single word.

....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 04:44 AM | Comments (8)

How To Know You Are Shopping In Texas

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

LMAO gosh I love this. Nothing like shop till you drop. heh heh

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

Army Combat Engineers

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:40 AM | Comments (5)

Oklahoma House Passes Sovereignty Bill

Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Randy Brogdon


Oklahoma's House of Representatives is the first legislative body to pass a state sovereignty resolution this year under the terms of the Tenth Amendment.

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 1003 Feb. 18 by a wide margin, 83 to 13, resolving,

"That the State of Oklahoma hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States."

The language of HJR 1003 further serves notice to the federal government "to cease and desist, effectively immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers."

The sponsor of the resolution, state Rep. Charles Key, told WND the measure was a 'big step toward addressing the biggest problem we have in this country – the federal government violating the supreme law of the land."

"The Constitution either means what it says, or it doesn't mean anything at all," Key said. "The federal government must honor and obey the Constitution, just like the states and this citizens of this country are obligated to do, or our system of government begins to fall apart."

The Ninth Amendment reads,

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

The Tenth Amendment specifically provides,

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Key argued that whenever "we allow the federal government, or any other government entity, to violate the Constitution, we destroy the Constitution one piece at a time."
"We have gone so far down that path that the Constitution is hanging by a thread right now," he said.

Last year, the same resolution introduced by Key passed the Oklahoma House, but the floor leader in the Senate, Democrat Sen. Charles Lassiter, used his authority to block consideration of the measure on the Senate floor.

But state Sen. Randy Brogdon has sponsored comparable legislation, and he told WND the "chances are excellent" it "will be passed in the Senate this session."
Brogdon said his bill, SJR 10, has made it out of committee and will be heard on the Senate floor in the next couple of weeks. The lawmaker said he will double-track HJR 1003 to increase the chances one of the sovereignty resolutions gets to the Senate floor.
"We going to work Rep. Charles Key's bill through the committee," Brogdon said, "and our goal in the Senate is to use HCR 1003 as the final bill."

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

I am thrilled another State has been added to the list. Good for you, Oklahoma

I wish so much Florida would do this. I have been emailing about this ever since we all found out about it.

....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 03:55 AM | Comments (11)

February 25, 2009

Taxpayers Clearing House Prize Patrol

Taxpayers Clearing House Prize Patrol delivers large checks to Citibank and Amtrak, gets them signed by Sen. Snow, Sen. Schumer, confronts Tim Geithner with wads of cash and delivers invoices to taxpayers.


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

LOL I think whoever made this did a really good job.

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (9)

Soldier's Question Eligibility of President's Authority

Lieutenant Scott Easterling

Soldier questions eligibility, doubts president's authority

'As an officer, my sworn oath to support and defend our Constitution requires this'


By Bob Unruh

A U.S. soldier on active duty in Iraq has called President Obama an "impostor" in a statement in which he affirmed plans to join as plaintiff in a challenge to Obama's eligibility to be commander in chief.

The statement was publicized by California attorney Orly Taitz who, along with her Foundation, is working on a series of legal cases seeking to uncover Obama's birth records and other documents that would reveal whether he meets the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.

"As an active-duty officer in the United States Army, I have grave concerns about the constitutional eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to hold the office of president of the United States," wrote Scott Easterling in a "to-whom-it-may-concern" letter.
Obama "has absolutely refused to provide to the American public his original birth certificate, as well as other documents which may prove or disprove his eligibility," Easterling wrote. "In fact, he has fought every attempt made by concerned citizens in their effort to force him to do so."

Taitz told WND she had advised Easterling to obtain legal counsel before making any statements regarding the commander-in-chief, but he insisted on moving forward. His contention is that as an active member of the U.S. military, he is required to follow orders from a sitting president, and he needs – on pain of court-martial – to know that Obama is eligible.

Easterling said he joined the Army at age 40 after working in Iraq as a contractor.
"I chose to work … to support my troops and then left that lucrative position when the Army raised its maximum enlistment age to 40. Upon completion of basic training, I entered Officer Candidate School and commissioned as a 2LT in August 2007. After completing the subsequent basic officer leadership courses, I was assigned to Ft. Knox and shortly thereafter deployed to Balad, Iraq," he wrote.
"I implore all service-members and citizens to contact their senators and representatives and demand that they require Mr. Obama prove his eligibility. Our Constitution and our great nation must not be allowed to be disgraced," he wrote.

Taitz said Easterling is among the plaintiffs she is assembling for a new legal action over Obama's eligibility. Others include a list of state lawmakers who also would be required in their official position to follow orders of the president.

"My conviction is such that I am compelled to join Dr. Orly Taitz's lawsuit, as a plaintiff, against Mr. Obama. As a citizen, it pains me to do this, but as an officer, my sworn oath to support and defend our Constitution requires this action," he said.

2nd U.S. soldier in Iraq challenges eligibility

Says issue could decide if 'we are a Constitutional Republic'


Another U.S. soldier on active duty in Iraq is joining a challenge to President Obama's eligibility to be commander-in-chief, citing WND's report on 1st Lt. Scott Easterling, who has agreed to be a plaintiff in a lawsuit over the issue, as his inspiration.

"I was inspired by 1LT Easterling's story and am writing you to inform you that I would like to be added as a plaintiff against Obama as well if you feel it would help your case," the soldier, identified for this report only as a reservist now on active duty in Iraq.

His letter was directed to California attorney Orly Taitz who, along with her DefendOurFreedom.

The second soldier wrote, "I am an Army reservist who was activated last August and am currently serving with a military police battalion in Camp Bucca, Iraq. I will be here until at least June 2009."
He continued, "When I enlisted last year I had to show my birth certificate, as well as my driver's license, high school diploma, college transcripts, social security card; I also filled out loads of paperwork to include listing the names, addresses and phone numbers of my family members and had to answer any questions regarding foreign travel.
"I think it is reasonable for Obama to prove his citizenship status thus certifying his eligibility. I too raised my right hand and swore an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States," he told Taitz. "I believe the case you are filing could very well determine if we are in fact a Constitutional Republic or a nation of mob rule. I would be honored to be a part of your efforts."
Perhaps anticipating a wave of outrage from Obama supporters, he asked that he be given no "unnecessary publicity," although his name eventually would become public when a case is filed.

Taitz told WND she was making contingency plans that could include her travel to Iraq should a military case be brought against the soldiers who are speaking their minds about Obama.

"I told him if there is any prosecution, he can get in touch with me. I would even fly to Iraq and work with the attorney there to provide his defense," she told WND.

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

Our neighbors son is a Marine and his Mom told us a couple of weeks ago that he told her Obama is not his boos and that he is a fraud. He also indicated that there are many many more who hold the same sentiment.

To my understanding it works like this, a soldier expected to follow the lawful orders of the leadership does have the standing to demand to know if that leader is legitimate.

This officer is saying he doesn't believe he is and wants proof before he obeys any of his orders, and he didn't use contemptuous words against the President. He merely says he wants proof. It is his right to demand proof that the orders he is required to obey are legitimate. The Army may not see it that way but if enough officers get behind him something will have to be done and that something is for Obama to show his vault copy.

Our military personnel know they have pledged an oath “to defend THE CONSTITUTION,” and not a Government, a President, or any other entity.

....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 06:50 AM | Comments (17)

Military Concerned About Constitution Being Honored

Carroll D. Childers P.E. Major General (Retired)

DATE: 24 Feb 2009

Attn. Orly Taitz, Esq.
26302 La Paz, Ste. 211
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

I agree to be a plaintiff in the legal action to be filed by Orly Taitz, Esq. in a PETITION FOR A DECLARATORY JUDGEMENT THAT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IS NOT QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT of the U.S., nor TO BE COMMANDER IN CHIEF of the U.S. ARMED FORCES, in that I am or was a sworn member of the U.S. military (subject to recall), and therefore when serving as an active member of the military, I would be unable to follow any orders given by a Constitutionally unqualified Commander In Chief, since by doing so I would be subject to charges of aiding and abetting fraud and committing acts of treason.

TYPED NAME or Signature: Carroll D. Childers
FULL NAME: Carroll Dean Childers

POSITION IN THE MILITARY/RANK/DATES SERVED/STATUS: Retired as Major General Commanding General 29TH Infantry Division VA ARNG 1999, 44 years service

OCCUPATION: Consultant Registered Professional Engineer

ACHIEVEMENTS: Retired 38 Yrs DON Civil Service, RDT&E, several patents, 14 months in combat zones as science advisor (Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Operation Desert Storm), Oldest DHG of a Ranger Course (42), retired MG, married 50+ years, still ticking and kicking

I can present a long list of reasons, taken individually, which convinced me NOT to vote for Barack Hussein Obama; his crime associates in the USA, his lack of experience, the mystery of his citizenship, his promise to make coal power industry bankrupt through excessive regulations, his constant adjustment of position on issues, his tax plan, his spread the wealth admission, his obvious socialistic goals, his associations with foreign leaders unfriendly to the USA, the lies he tells about a range of subjects including perhaps who his biological father really is, his most recent revelation of having a "National Security Force" (whatever that is)...............all of these says he is a person of mystery, of no integrity, and in fact paints him with the same narcissist paint of Hitler, Stalin, Saddam, Mao, and Kim Jong Ill.

But then, there is a simple more direct, easier to understand reason that I did not vote for him and that is his lack of respect for the country that is giving him the opportunity to run for the highest office in the land........even though I personally think he is not constitutionally eligible.

But more than 50% of America voted for this charlatan and he now has the helm of the ship of state. Even so, he is not MY President. I will not refer to him as such. I will call him Resident Obama, and an illegal resident of the white house at that. I resent him for what he is not. He has not given proof that he is a natural born citizen of these United States. He has spent millions of dollars protecting the truth of his birth from public knowledge; therefore, it is obvious he has something to hide. He is an interloper, a usurper, a fake, a scam artist, a Chicago crook, a recipient of bribes and gratuitous income for which he paid no tax, a socialist (perhaps only a communist or Marxist), and a grave danger to the future of the America that I love and have protected since I was 17 years old.

I have told my two senators and my member of the House of Representatives. I have written 9 justices of the Supreme Court as well as President Bush before he left office. NONE have responded, therefore, they are all complicit and should all be severely punished for having failed in their sworn oath to protect and defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The instant Obamb was sworn in, he violated the oath he took because he took the office knowing he is ineligible and there stood Judge Roberts who should have immediately had Obama arrested and deported.

Other than this, my key short-term complaint is that he has not had a heart attack in office. But most important, what I really want is the truth; is Obama a natural born citizen of the United States. If not a natural born citizen, America has been defrauded and then we would be stuck with Joe Biden whose only redeeming attribute is that he is probably not a communist.

Carroll D. Childers P.E.
Major General (Retired)

Open Letter from Brigadier General Charles Jones

Charles E. Jones
Brigadier General US Air Force, Retired
Lifetime subject to recall for active duty
Recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal (AF)


Open Letter from Brigadier General Charles Jones

"We the People of the United States of America" are entitled to know the legal qualifications of the President and Commander in Chief. For the better good and National Security of "We the People of the United States" and for Absolute Command of the Military Forces of the United States, I whole heartedly support the efforts of Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ for taking legal action to determine whether or not Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, Citizen of Indonesia and possibly citizen of Kenya, is eligible to become President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces."

Col. Riley is one of the organizers of the national counter-protest Gathering of Eagles;
Here is a wonderful article at Frontpage about him.

"Colonel Harry G. Riley, the recipient of the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and other awards and badges – including the Combat Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge, and Army Staff Badge. He served over 34 years in the US Army. He was commissioned as a 2LT in 1966 and promoted to Colonel in 1989. He served in command positions from Detachment through Battalion level and staff assignments from Brigade to Chief of Staff Army level. He served two tours in Viet Nam and did several tours in Germany. "

Colonel Harry Riley

Retired Colonel, Riley is "the recipient of the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and other awards and badges – including the Combat Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge, and Army Staff Badge. He served over 34 years in the US Army. He was commissioned as a 2LT in 1966 and promoted to Colonel in 1989. He served in command positions from Detachment through Battalion level and staff assignments from Brigade to Chief of Staff Army level. He served two tours in Viet Nam and did several tours in Germany.

Defend our Freedoms

Re: the USS Cole and Obama releasing the terrorist

"The selfish, gutless cowards in leadership bring us closer to outright revolution every day...........the bastards are so spineless they would see our nation destroyed rather than lift a simple "objection".......
Many States are now starting "sovereignty" actions to separate from the federal government as outlined in our Constitution..........federal excesses have gone to, to far....enough is enough.......more than enough...the people are now clearly controlled by an oligarchy in direct opposition and in violation of the US constitution.........
Harry Riley, COL, USA, Ret

BA Political Science w/ minor in Education - Park College, Parkville, Missouri
Graduate Study – Public Administration - University of Oklahoma
Graduate of Department of Defense Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program
Graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College

Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1966 after eight years as an enlisted soldier,
Colonel Riley has served the following assignments

Colonel Riley also served additional tours in Germany (1956 – 1959); Vietnam (1962); and Thailand (1962-1963) as an enlisted soldier.

1966 – 1968 Executive Officer and Commander Signals Research Unit 2-Zweibruecken, Germany.
1969 – 1970 II Corps Military Intelligence Detachment Advisor and Combat Assistance Team Commander supporting Army of Vietnam.
1976 – 1979 Staff Officer and Commander 2nd Operations Battalion, U.S. Army Field Station, Augsburg, Germany.
1979 – 1984 Staff Officer for the Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence and Management Directorate, Office of the Chief of Staff Army, Pentagon.
1984 – 1986 Division Chief, National Security Agency, Fort Meade Maryland.
1986 – 1988 Commander, 712th Military Intelligence Battalion, Augsburg, Germany.
1988 – 1991 Division Chief, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.
1991 – 1992 Deputy Office Chief, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland

From earlier this year .....Open Letter to Senator Warren from Lt.Col Dr. Earl-Graeff

Date: 1 Feb 2009

Defend Our Freedoms

Dear Senator Warner,

I am in receipt of your letter of 26 Jan 2009. While I thank you for taking the time to respond I can’t express in words my disappointment in your response….Please do not dismiss prima fasciae, as if this has already been addressed, but read what I have to say.

The requirement to be a “Natural Born” citizen is very specific as you point out in Article II, Section 1, and Clause 5 as it applies to the office of the POTUS. The Framers in their construct recognize there IS a difference between a Citizen and a Natural Born Citizen….This is not a trivial question left for Legal Academics to debate, it is about our Constitution and a matter for Congress and our Supreme Court.

To date, no case challenging the qualifications of President Obama to hold that Office has been heard on its merits. I have pleaded with Chief Justice Roberts to answer on the merits of the case and will continue barring action by the Congress to address my concerns….

… Given this could be put to rest by easily producing the supporting documents President Obama has sealed, do you think this is an appropriate response for a person in a position of public trust ?

There is much misinformation in the media… This is being aggravated by the President spending hundreds of thousands of dollars by reasonable estimates and using teams of attorneys to block the release of documents to support his qualifications. This includes the vault copy of the Official Birth Certificate held by the State of Hawaii you mentioned in your letter…

I believe you misstate the facts in your letter. To my knowledge, at no point has the Hawaii Department of Health stated that he was actually BORN there. They stated they have his official Hawaii Birth Certificate on file and nothing more. Are you aware that Hawaii Statute allows one to obtain a Certificate of Live Birth ( i.e. the one Mr. Obama submitted as his ONLY “proof” to us on HIS web site ) on the unsubstantiated information provided by a single parent ? Are you aware that one may obtain this for a specified period of time even if born outside the US? Are you aware that if President Obama was born in Kenya, as some assert , his mother did not meet the legal requirements to even confer US citizenship on her son? Who was it that provided the information for the Hawaii certificate? Is there a Physicians signature on the original or not ? What was the Hospital where he was born? Not what his SISTER says but what is on the official document.

… Does it not stand to reason that if everything is in order and there is nothing to hide this would have been done long before the election when this became a question rather than fight in the courts? … Does the Constitution still matter ?

…How much more important is it that the person who has control of our military to produce supporting documents when asked ? This is absolutely absurd and an outrage to those of us who are informed, place our very lives at the feet of Liberty and are simply asking to have this issue settled. There are many other questions that remain unanswered which my attorney, Dr. Orly Taitz, would be happy to discuss with you.

I can’t imagine the demands currently placed upon your time and I am sympathetic to you. Nevertheless, you must also realize the potential catastrophic consequences to our Country if indeed we are already into a Constitutional crisis. This is a National disgrace if we allow our Constitution to be ignored…

…Please understand, I do not intend to convey any disrespect to you in any way, but I can’t contain my sense of betrayal that to date elected officials seem willing to let this pass without reasonable due process. It is also disappointing to me that you do not seem to appreciate the tremendous difficulty that this issue places upon each and every American soldier. …I am at this moment struggling to decide if I must resign my commission as I can’t reconcile my Oath to defend the Constitution while being in doubt that those above me have respected it in word and deed. I know that I am only one Officer but there must be more, as they learn of this and they will, they will be faced with the same impossible decision. This is a classic Hobson’s choice for which the only hope of redemption is to know the truth.

Our History is replete with the memoirs of American soldiers and Statesman who have, due to the failure of their leaders or at the hand of destiny itself faced similar difficult decisions. …

…My loyalty to the Constitution of the United States as per my Oath is and has been un-wavering. I have to this point and will continue to act in good faith as a United States Air Force Officer. I am only asking that this Constitutional issue be resolved, so that I may be able to continue in my service to my country and my President freely, without doubt or reservation.

If there is no problem with the qualifications of the POTUS this can be discovered very quickly by a full investigation by the Congress and we can all go about the business of daily life….

I continue to trust and it is my hope, as is the case with most Americans, you have a trusting heart and nature and that you have simply been misled. …This is too important to ignore and hope it will go away because it will NOT. If for any reason our concerns have merit with each stroke of the pen we get deeper and deeper as none of the actions of POTUS will have the force of law. Have you read some of the foreign press who are aware of this and may question the validity of treaties that may be signed? I have seen it myself. The potential harmful implications are staggering.

I do not believe you want in any way to have not acted … I do not believe you would want this, if the worst is true, to be the legacy of YOUR service to our Country. As difficult as this may be for you to bring to the attention of the Congress, it also is nothing less than the opportunity for you to take a stand and be counted among the Great Leaders of our Nation who have come before and risked their fortunes and their lives for the sake of Liberty and our sacred Constitution.

I heard it said many times during the long Campaign to the Presidency that if ever in our History we needed leadership it is now ! I am convinced that this is true. We need our Leaders to possess not only the wisdom of our Founding Fathers but the strength of conviction to see the challenges through in the face of daunting opposition if we are to survive as a sovereign Nation . Please investigate this more. I am confident that when you do you will appreciate the gravity of the situation and be compelled to act in defense of our Constitution.

Very Respectfully,

Dr. David A. Earl-Graef USAFR MC

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (8)

" Socialistic."...... by Darth

Stevland Hardaway Judkins Morris was born in Saganaw Michigan on May 13, 1950.

He later CHANGED his name to Stevland Morris, and then to Stevie Wonder. This talented blind Motown singer, song writer and multi-instrumentalist rose to stardom by the age 12. His 1972 album - Talking Book - included one of his greatest hits ever -

SUPERSTITION. We'd like to honor the former 'El Toro Negro' R&B, soul, funk and psychedelic superstar with our rendition of SOCIALISTIC!

Very socialistic, the writings on the wall
Very socialistic, Wallstreet's in a downfall
Barack Hussein Obama baby, voted in by ACORN and the lower class
Four or eight years of bad times, your good times are in the past

When you believe in things you don't understand
Now millions suddenly prosper
Socialistic is the way

Very socialistic, doubt if your race takes a stand
Redistribute yo money to others... YES WE CAN
Weaken US in class warfare, making others strong
Uncle Sam is no longer healthy, RIP, dead and gone

When your income goes to comrades by popular demand
And YOU suffer
Socialistic leads the way, yeh, yeh

Very socialistic, nothing more to say
Very socialistic, Marx... now Obama's here to stay
BRO BHO's arrived baby, voted in by ACORN and the lower class
Four or eight years of bad times, your good times are in the past

When you believe in things you don't understand
Now millions suddenly prosper
Sociaistic is on the scene today, yeh, yeh, yeh!

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

This is great Darth, and I always hear the music playing in my mind as I read the lyrics you did. haha

....Thank you Darth for sending the article to me.

U.S. Airforce
C-5 loadmaster

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (2)

"So Others Might Live In Freedom"....

The successful young attorney who traded his briefcase for a machinegun.
The youngest son of a poor, black family in Louisiana.
She was the dedicated young nurse who treated the wounded on the battlefield.
He was the bright young man who dreamed of flying...and did.
The tenement hoodlum who was told, "Join the Army or go to jail!"
The fair featured little guy who didn't like to fight, but became a Navy Corpsman.
He was the career soldier, an aging father who still answered when duty called.
He was the Japanese boy who enlisted to prove his loyalty to America.
He was the brave young private who jumped on a grenade to save his friends.
The brash young Marine who thought he could win the war by himself...
and almost did!
He was the medevac pilot who would fly through hell to rescue one more wounded man.
The doctor who dedicated his skills to service on the fields of battle.
He is every man and every woman who has loved his or her Nation enough to risk all, and even to sacrifice all, so others might live in Freedom.

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

This reaches in and touches ones soul, itis beautiful. God bless our troops, and all that have served our country.

....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 (6)

Obama's Intelligence Pick Tied To bin Laden

Chas Freeman

Obama eyes intel pick tied to bin Laden


By Aaron Klein


The Obama administration's reported pick for a top intelligence post has financial ties to the infamous bin Laden family – including dealings after Sept. 11, 2001.

Charles "Chas" Freeman, the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War, is slated to head the National Intelligence Council, according to multiple reports. Freeman has come under fire in the Israeli media and on some pro-Israel blogs for his sharp criticism of the Jewish state. He also reportedly heavily criticized American anti-terrorism policy.

Now Ashley Rinsdberg, a Jerusalem-based researcher and blogger for the Daily Beast website has dug up another issue that may cause even bigger worry for the likely Obama appointee – he had business ties to Osama bin Laden's family and strongly defended the connections after 9/11.

Rindsberg documented how as chairman of Projects International, Inc., a company that develops worldwide business deals, Freeman declared in an Associated Press interview just after the 9/11 attacks he was still "discussing proposals with the Bin Laden Group – and that won't change."

The Bin Laden Group is a multinational construction conglomerate and holding company for the assets owned by the bin Laden family. It was founded in 1950 by Sheik Mohammed bin Laden, father of the terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

Freeman told the AP companies that have "had very long and profitable relationships are now running for public relations cover."

He said bin Laden remains "a very honored name" in the Saudi kingdom.

Freeman heavily critical of U.S., Israel

Meanwhile, Freeman's likely appointment has sparked concern among the pro-Israel community.

Freeman also heavily criticized Bush's policy after 9/11. In 2006, in a speech to the U.S. Information Agency Alumni Association, Freeman compared Bush to Caligula and slammed America as a country that "stifles debate at home, that picks and chooses which laws it will ignore or respect, and whose opposition party whines but does not oppose."

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

It just never ends! What the heck is next, that Obama has been part of a sleeper cell? ( deep sigh)

....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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Tax Revolt Meeting Draws Up to 1,400 People


Calling it a revolution and vowing that the anti-tax movement exploding across the county has yet to reach its critical mass, organizers and members of the fledgling group say profligate spending, oppressively high tax rates and a political class that has lost touch with its constituents are in the crosshairs of change.

In an astonishing show of strength and depth, as many as 1,400 people went to Hillsborough on Monday night to protest the county's large hikes in property revaluations and to learn how to combat what many see as abuse of power. The crowd grew so large so fast that the fire marshal began turning back the crush of people trying to enter the Big Barn in the Daniel Boone Village, whose parking lot was jammed tightly with cars and lines of people stretching all the way to Churton Street hundreds of feet away.

"We went up there because I'd been outraged at how high our valuation is on our house," said Nancy Oates of Chapel Hill. "We were absolutely stunned that there were so many people there."

That wasn't the only surprise.

"We kind of thought it would be all people from northern Orange County, that there would be a lot of pickup trucks and ball hats. But there were a lot of people of all ages, all races . . . in business suits and professional dress," Oates said. "There were some from Chapel Hill and Carrboro, and that kind of surprised me, the diversity of the crowd."

Oates believes property values in her Mendel Drive neighborhood in Chapel Hill's Old Forest Creek neighborhood is "being revalued based on Carolina North being built, but that's all on hold. . . we're a long way from that."

She said she has appealed her revaluation, and after attending Monday's meeting, "I was very heartened to see that so many people evidently felt like I did."

Nobody is more shocked than the founder of the movement, Bryan Berger of Carrboro, who called Monday's meeting "a spectacle. I mean it was an event."

"I started this in my house three Wednesdays ago with 26 people," and 10 others unable to attend, Berger said. "This truly is exploding."
"We thought, 'Well, gosh, if 300 people show up we'll feel good," Berger said. "The whole place was full by 7. People were sitting on floors, people were sitting on tables, it was standing room only."
When he walked outside to see how many people the fire marshal was denying admission to, Berger said he "looked at these people and it brought chills to me" realizing the line went all the way to the street.
"People are absolutely sick of the way these governments -- Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County -- are spending money," Berger said. "People love living in these communities. . . but these political fools are destroying it.

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

This is great news and since all of this has just started it should grow to even more in the coming months.

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February 24, 2009

HUSSEIN Obama Drives His Crisis Causing Stock Market to Fall to 1997 Levels


I fell in to a burning ring of fire
It went down, down, down
And the flames went higher

And it burns, burns, burns

Major stock market indexes fall to 1997 levels

Monday February 23, 10:52 pm ET

Dow, S&P 500 fall to 1997 levels as sagging confidence pulls stocks lower; Dow falls 251


"People left and right are throwing in the towel," said Keith Springer, president of Capital Financial Advisory Services.

"The biggest thing I see here is the incredible pessimism," Springer said. "The government is doing a lousy job of alleviating fears."
( the government = OBAMA...yep mr. crisis maker!!!! - wild thing)

Is It Any Wonder The Market Continues To Sink?

Investors Business Daily


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

The market is voting NO CONFIDENCE in Obama.

Market to Obama: “Did you think making announcements on the weekend about your plans to further destroy capitalism would avoid the death spiral you’ve sent us into? Wrong, yet again...”

Just my opinion and not an expert at this, but I honestly think Wall Street does NOT want to trust B. HUSEIN Obama and his band of tax cheats with the nationalizing of the banks, especially when you consider Wall Street KNOWS where the real problems lay and that DC isn’t doing squat to fix them.

How far does it have to drop, and for how long does it have to be there, before the Koolaid drinking Obama voters come to the realization that this is now the Obama economy not the Bush economy? It is sad to see, the ship of state is sinking, and they've thrown all the treasure chests overboard.

Wave after wave of crushing debt can only have one effect, and we are seeing it in spades.

Actually, communists ( the Progressives in our government and that would include Obama and too many others ) must be having a wonderful time watching the market collapse. Karl Marx or was it Lenin, predicted capitalism would collapse and they believe this is it. Just a thought. It more then likely is that Obama's goal is the destruction of the economy and the move toward pure dependent communism. Obama is systematically destroying all the wealth the middle class has managed to accumulate. It is part of the plan to destroy the middle class and make them part of the working poor.

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"Inside GIMTO" by Retired Army Colonel Gordon Cucullu

Gordon Cucullu, a retired army colonel, was so appalled by these reports that he decided to see for himself. In a series of visits he inspected every corner of the camp and interviewed dozens of personnel, from guards and interrogators to cooks and nurses. The result—coming just as the Obama administration wants to close the facility—is a riveting description of daily life for both prisoners and guards. Cucullu describes the six camps reserved for different levels of compliance, details the treatment of prisoners, and examines their experiences in detail, including the techniques used to interrogate them, the food they eat, their medical care, how they communicate with one another, and the many ingenious ways they contrive to assault and injure their guards.

"If you want to know what has really happened at Guantanamo's detainee facilities and want to avoid the conspiracy whacko rubbish and self-serving lies of those released (while still being made aware of them) then this is the book for you. The author spoke to a wide spectrum of personnel involved in the facility, past and present, and actually VISITED Camp Delta and the now-defunct Camp X-Ray. Learn about the nature of the people who are held there... far from being innocent goatherds at the wrong place at the wrong time these are hardened Islamofascists who simply want to kill or be killed. Their version of Islam is death worship, plain and simple.
Also, the self-serving nature of the legal counsel attempting to secure "rights" for these insurgents and their actual conniving with the prisoners to help them in their despicable cause is also discussed and is very illuminating. Also the fact that al-Qaida actually trains their operatives to lie to the media in order to further goals, facts rarely discussed when statements by released detainees are repeated. Also, the fact that many of these released detainees return to the fight. Incredible.
The short bios of some of the inmates are especially telling, as well as the stories of some of the servicemembers involved in running the facility. If you automatically think the worst of America and its military you won't like this book. If you want to know what it's all really about, you'll love it."

Retired Colonel Discusses How Gitmo Prisoners Have Brutally Attacked Soldiers

I guess the mainstream media conveniently missed these stories. They would rather spew the propaganda that US troops are brutal fascists oppressing the poor Islamic freedom fighters. Liberalism is a dangerous mental disorder and they hide their treason behind the word dissent.

Life at GITMO


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

God bless our troops! GITMO is the perfect place for these terroriosts. Obama to unleash them into any other prison, or on our streets or at military bases is totally insane.

On LTC Cucullu's web site,, you will find more than 500 supporting sources for his book, a discussion group, ongoing news and commentary about Guantanamo and the detainees, and Gordon's blog. His site is updated daily.

The rino's and the left are trying to spin the word “detaineee” instead of “terrorist” about those still at GITMO.

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Rancher Cleared in Rights Case Arizona Jury Awards Illegals $$$$

Roger Barnett

Rancher cleared in rights case Arizona jury still awards damages to illegal immigrants

The Washington Times

A federal jury in Tucson ruled Tuesday that an Arizona rancher did not violate the civil rights of 16 Mexican nationals he stopped after they sneaked illegally into the United States, but awarded $78,000 in actual and punitive damages on claims of assault and the infliction of emotional distress.

The jury of four men and four women returned the verdict Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Tucson after a day and a half of deliberation. The jury, after a nine-day trial, also threw out charges of false imprisonment, battery and conspiracy against Douglas, Ariz., rancher Roger Barnett.

In a case that generated national outrage over the ability of Americans to stop illegal immigrants, most of the award - about $60,000 - was for punitive damages.

The illegal immigrants, five women and 11 men, had sought $32 million in actual and punitive damages - $2 million each - in a lawsuit brought by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF). The allegations were based on a March 7, 2004, incident in which Mr. Barnett approached a group of illegal immigrants while he patrolled his ranch carrying a gun and accompanied by his dog.

The ranch has become a major corridor for armed drug and immigrant smugglers.

Mr. Barnett's attorney, David T. Hardy of Tucson, described the decision as an "80 percent victory," adding that he wished he and his client "would have gotten the other 20 percent." But he said he would appeal the decision, citing what he called "solid grounds." He also said U.S. District Judge John M. Roll, who heard the case, was "scrupulously fair" during the trial.

A rancher and successful businessman, Mr. Barnett owns the Cross Rail Ranch near Douglas, where he maintains cattle on 22,000 acres of private and leased land. Also named in the lawsuit were Mr. Barnett's wife, Barbara, and his brother, Donald, although the jury dismissed the allegations against them.

The jury awarded $7,500 each in actual damages to two of the plaintiffs for the infliction of emotional distress and $1,400 each to two others for assault.

The lawsuit charged that the Barnetts "engaged in a private campaign and have conspired with each other and others to 'hunt' and detain against their will, and at gunpoint, Latino migrants or presumed migrants such as plaintiffs." It said Mr. Barnett acted negligently and "engaged in a conspiracy to deprive plaintiffs of their civil rights."

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

“...but awarded $78,000 in actual and punitive damages on claims of assault and the infliction of emotional distress.”

Infliction of emotional distress?....Sheesh that is what all the illegals are giving us!!

The rancher (with his lawyer) was on Fox News O'Reilly. He was absolutely disgusted by this charge. He said the woman refused to listen to him as he was talking to them so he went to her and prodded her with his foot to get up and move to where the others were. She was uncooperative. Now her story is that she was "kicked."
The rancher was adamant about this. I believe him.

Mr. Barnett is a hero! Barnett has single-handedly done more to help secure the southern border than the entire U.S. gov't.



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

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Obama's Stimulus Bill ~ Our Nightmare


Video of Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today after meeting with the President, along with other Governors, at the White House. Jindal lays out strongly what the Stimulus Bill should have been like, even giving specifics on some of the pork in the bill that was signed into law by Obama.

$200,000 for “Tattoo Removal Violence Prevention Outreach Program,” pg. 283

National Council of La Raza, $473,000 earmark from Sens. Bingaman and Menendez, pg. 212.


RNC Chairman Michael Steele told Neil Cavuto that he is open to cutting GOP funding for the 3 Senate traitors who voted for the largest spending bill in US history. Steele says he will wait and see what the state GOP parties decide about the traitors. Senators Specter, Snowe and Collins voted in favor of the trillion dollar pork-bloated bill.


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

Not everyone is as stupid as Obama and Pelosi thought. The Stimulus bill will get the States that accept the money tied to the FederalGovernment more then they are. Standard Socialist Government Policy.

......Thank you SSgT Steve for the cartoon for this.

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Obama Porkenstein and Pelosi Bride of Porkenstein Porkulus PART TWO

Janis Joplin could have been singing this to Obama! ~ Wild Thing

Another Huge Spending Bill Planned For

Human Events

Here we go again! House Republicans are bracing for another onslaught of out-of-control Democrat-authored spending as the omnibus bill is expected to hit the floor of the House this week.

And it’ll be yet another spending bill House Republicans and the American people have not yet been allowed to see and the Democrats haven’t even bothered to read.

As if the $1.2 trillion Democrats spent on “stimulus” last week wasn’t enough of a disaster, this colossal bill encompasses the remaining nine appropriations bills for fiscal year 2009 sloughed off by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

House minority leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) called upon the Speaker Thursday to release the voluminous spending bill online without delay.

“If Democratic leaders plan to schedule a vote on the half-trillion dollar omnibus spending bill next week, they should post the legislation online immediately so the American people have adequate time to read the measure and understand what is in it,” Boehner said. “My colleagues in the Republican leadership and I made this request two weeks ago, and to date, our request has gone unanswered. Time is running short, and American taxpayers deserve to know how their hard-earned tax dollars will be used under this legislation.”

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), the House Republican Conference chairman, joined Boehner in asking again - apparently in vain -- for an open process from the secretive Democrat leadership this time around.

“More than two weeks ago, House Republicans called on Speaker Pelosi to post online the text of the upcoming half-trillion dollar ‘omnibus’ spending bill, bringing it out of the shadows and before the American people,” Pence said. “So far, that call has gone unanswered. Democrats continue to spend the people’s money in secret. I renew my call for Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Obey to immediately post the text of this bill online, and allow the American people an opportunity to see how their tax dollars are being spent. As we recently learned, legislation negotiated in secret produces bad public policy. This can be avoided. We need to reopen the appropriations process to the American public.”

The omnibus spending bill was originally placed on the legislative calendar over two weeks ago, yet that proved inconvenient to ramming through the obscene “stimulus” bill. Shaky Blue Dog Democrats -- in what passes for their idea of fiscal responsibility this Congressional session -- were not comfortable with trying to pass the bloated trillion dollar “stimulus” spending bill while porking up another half-trillion in omnibus spending.

As was the case with the Obama-Pelosi “stimulus” bill, Democrats appear determined to keep this massive spending bill under wraps, too, so the American people won’t know what’s in it, and Republicans will not have time to read what has historically been a bill literally thousands of pages in length.

House and Senate Democrat apparatchiki appear unconcerned with voting on bills that their Dear Leaders have not allowed them time to read. Republicans are, however, troubled by this tyrannical behavior, as they have not even been consulted, much less informed, of the floor schedule for the omnibus bill, nor have they been told when they may be allowed to see the thousands of pages contained in these nine remaining spending bills.

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

Democrats spending we the people's money in secret once again. They are so control driven so control obsessed.
The US Government has become like an old abandoned colonial mansion, reclaimed by the jungle and overrun by a band of monkeys.

None of the Republicans should vote on this, they should walk out!

The Democrats are hell-bent to bankrupt the nation, as many individuals as possible, and force us into economic slavery

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Some Rep. Gov.'s Speak Against Obama's Economic Policies

Republican Governors Step Up Attacks on Obama Economic Policies

Republican governors attacked President Barack Obama’s economic policies, warning that the $787 billion stimulus package will saddle states with obligations they can’t afford.

Obama’s “short-term” thinking and deficit spending are “digging yet another hole for ourselves,” said South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, a Republican, on “Fox News Sunday.” He said he may not accept all of the $8 billion in stimulus money designated for his state. Democrats criticized that approach as insensitive.

“This is about real people who, through no fault of their own, are laid off because of a recession, and they need to be able to put food on the table,” said Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan, which has a 10.6 percent unemployment rate, the nation’s highest. Granholm said she would accept all the stimulus money and be “first in line” to “take their dollars too” if South Carolina leaves funds unspent.

The Republican criticism may be a preview of partisan battles later this week when Obama is scheduled to release an outline of his 2010 spending plan. The president plans to cut the federal deficit to $533 billion by 2013 with higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans and an end to the war in Iraq, according to an administration official.

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, a Republican, said investors won’t take kindly to Obama’s tax policies.

Market Reaction

“Wait ‘til you see the markets’ reaction to what he unveils later this week, which is increasing taxes in the middle of a deep, deep recession,” Pawlenty said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“If you believe they’re going to take seriously the idea of cutting down the deficit when they are exploding spending at a historic pace, I’ve got some hunting land for you in northern Minnesota.”

Pennsylvania’s Democratic Governor Edward Rendell said a tax increase won’t hurt.

“We heard these same arguments when Bill Clinton raised taxes on the top 2 percent of the richest people in America to get rid of the deficit,” he said. “And guess what happened? We produced 24 million new jobs. We had the eight years that were the most successful in the second half economically of the 20th century.”

Republican Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said he is rejecting $100 million in unemployment assistance in the stimulus plan because it would force the state to raise business taxes to pay for the extra aid once the federal dollars run out.

“It requires us to make a permanent change in our law,” he said. “It’s like spending a dollar to get a dime.”

Falling Tax Revenue

Obama’s economic stimulus plan won’t offset falling tax revenue that has forced states to cut spending and raise taxes to balance their budgets, governors meeting in Washington said, including Democrats.

“States have a cumulative deficit that is more than double the money we get,” Rendell said. “There’s not a state in this union that’s going to be able to wipe away all its problems.”

The economic crisis dominated talk at the National Governors Association’s annual winter meeting in Washington this weekend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit its lowest level since 1997 last week. Government reports showed industrial output sank in January for a sixth time in seven months and housing starts plunged 17 percent.

Companies from General Motors Corp. to Alcoa Inc. are slashing jobs and cutting production as the recession threatens to become the worst slump in the postwar era.

Pennsylvania’s Woes

Pennsylvania cut $1 billion from its budget and raised $218 million in additional revenue with taxes on tobacco and other products, said Rendell, chairman of the governor’s group. The stimulus, even with about $100 billion in infrastructure spending for states, is no cure-all, he said.

The economic meltdown continues to take its toll: 43 U.S. states report the need for additional spending cuts or tax increases before their current budget years end, the Denver-based National Conference of State Legislatures reports. Thirty-four states face widening budget gaps as they prepare spending plans for the 2009-10 fiscal years.

The request of U.S. carmakers for as much as $21.6 billion in new loans on top of $17.4 billion in aid already provided by President George W. Bush sparked renewed debate today. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, said the reorganization proposals from GM and Chrysler LLC are inadequate.

“The companies are not doing what needs to be done to save the companies,” McConnell said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Program. “That puts us on a long-term policy of the government simply propping up this industry endlessly.”

A Wider Meltdown

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, a Democrat, said the auto industry bailout can prevent a wider meltdown in U.S. manufacturing across a “very fragile” network of parts makers that supply all foreign and domestic carmakers.

“I’ve had officials from the Honda Motor Co. come to me and say to me, ‘Governor, we’re not usually in the business of advocating for our competitors, but it is so important that the auto industry and the Big 3 be preserved,’” Strickland said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

The Big 3 are Ford Motor Co., GM and Chrysler.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a moderate Republican, issued a plea for cooperation between his party and Democrats.

“They should make an effort to work together and to find what is best for the people, because by derailing everything, it’s not going to help anybody, and it creates instability and insecurity,” he told ABC’s “This Week.”

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

The title of the actual article is not accurate, because it quotes Arnold a rino that is looking forward to the money.
Ole Arnie keeps wanting to give handouts and special programs for the illegals and then begs for money from this stimulus bill. sheesh.

Sadly the Gov. here in Florida is NOT one of them. grrrrrrr He is such a rino it is sickening! These two Arnold and Gov. Charlie Crist both of them could compete for rino Gov of the day and there would be a tie.

Gov. Jindal on " Meet The Press" on Sunday said this as well. I loved it because we keep hearing from the rino's in our party how we have to not listen to the conservative base and be more open to things like abortion etc. to reach out to a broader base.

“I don’t think we expand by becoming an imitation of the other party,” Jindal said.

....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 O. Announces Biden to Oversee Stimulus Implementation

Barack Obama announced yesterday that Vice-President Joe Biden will oversee his administration's implementation of the $787 Billion Stimulus Plan recently passed by Congress and signed into law.

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


LOL.....You’ve got to be kidding. Biden? Might as well be Barney Frank, Chris Dodd or Maxine Waters. This new administration is a joke. A really bad, destructive joke.

Obama just had to pick the second dumbest person in the country to oversee the stimulus implementation. God help us!

I feel so much better now....NOT. I don't know about you, but I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Might as well laugh, nothing we can do about this.

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February 23, 2009

Alan Colms Interviews Obama's Friend TERRORIST Bill Ayers

Excerpts from Bill Ayers' Interview With Fox News


Alan Colmes recently taped an exclusive interview with Bill Ayers – and tonight, for the first time since Hannity & Colmes – Alan will appear on-set with Sean to discuss and air the interview

(tonight on Hannity, 9:00pm ET on FNC)

Ayers on President Obama sending 17,000 additional troops to Afghanistan:

“It's a mistake. It's a colossal mistake. And, you know, we've seen this happen before, Alan. We've seen a hopeful presidency, Lyndon Johnson's presidency, burn up in the furnace of war.”
“I fear that this brilliant young man, this hopeful new administration, could easily burn their prospect of a great presidency in the war in Afghanistan or elsewhere.”

On setting bombs as part of the Weather Underground:

“I don't regret anything I did it to oppose the war. It was -- I did it to oppose the war. I don't regret it.”
“I don't look back on those things and regret them, but I'm willing to rethink them. And there are many things which I'm going to rethink.”

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

Interviewing an unrepentant terrorist and doctrinaire Marxist; I’d expect nothing less from Colmes. Ayers shouldn’t even be breathing God’s air and Fox wants to legitimize him with a prime time interview!?

Ayers is my enemy, he also the enemy of my country. Obama is the enemy from within to even have associated with this man. He NEVER even threw him under the bus. No one in the media went after Obama for his friendship with Ayers, other then a few on Talk Radio and Hannity talked about it a lot.

"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 (1970), quoted in New York Times, September 11, 2001

"Dig It. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach! Wild!"
-Weather Underground leader and wife of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, referring to the Manson murders
Article: Allies in War -by David Horowitz
Monday, September 17, 2001

From American Thinker
September 16, 2008
Article: Obama's Foul Weather Friends
By Scott Swett and Roger Canfield

"As a gesture of solidarity, the Vietnamese who [Bernardine] Dohrn met in Budapest presented her with a ring made from an American aircraft shot down over North Vietnam. Bill Ayers would receive a similar ring while meeting with Vietnamese communists in Toronto. He later recalled being so moved by the gesture that he 'left the room to cry.' He said, 'I realized...America was an evil... and that I was... living inside the belly of the beast...' "

So, would Mr. Ayers do it all again, he is asked? "I don’t want to discount the possibility," he said.
New York Times
September 11, 2001:
"No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"

'Guilty as hell, free as a bird—America is a great country,' he [Ayers] said."
August 2001, Chicago Magazine (article: No Regrets)

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Senator Shelby Questions Obama Eligibility

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.

"Another local resident asked Shelby if there was any truth to a rumor that appeared during the presidential campaign concerning Obama’s U.S. citizenship, or lack thereof.

“Well his father was Kenyan and they said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven’t seen any birth certificate,” Shelby said. “You have to be born in America to be president.”

Senator questions Obama eligibility



A U.S. senator has weighed in on the continuing controversy over Barack Obama's eligibility for office by saying he has never seen proof the new president was actually born in Hawaii.

"Well, his father was Kenyan and they said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven't seen any birth certificate," Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told constituents in Cullman County. "You have to be born in America to be president."

And from Cullman Times for complelte article

To Sen. Richard Shelby, borrowing $787 billion is not good fiscal responsibility.

“You can’t borrow your way to prosperity,” Shelby said. “We’re the largest debtor in the world. We’re stealing from our grandchildren.”

Shelby discussed President Barack Obama’s stimulus package and answered questions from the public at All Steak Restaurant during his annual meeting in Cullman County.

In front of a packed room, Shelby explained how he was a staunch proponent of fiscal responsibility and that he had opposed the $787 billion economic stimulus bill Obama signed into law earlier this week.

“If we (republicans) were in control, I would have been chairman of the banking committee ... and I would have killed some bills,” Shelby said.
“What I don’t want to see is a huge transfer of wealth from the taxpayers to banks that brought this problem on themselves,” Shelby said. “We’ll just have to prop them up again in the long run.”

Another local resident asked Shelby if there was any truth to a rumor that appeared during the presidential campaign concerning Obama’s U.S. citizenship, or lack thereof.

“Well his father was Kenyan and they said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven’t seen any birth certificate,” Shelby said. “You have to be born in America to be president.”

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

Good for Shelby, I wonder if the Democrats will respond with a personal attack on Senator Shelby. If they do I hope he stays strong on what he said and does not try to explain away his comments.

The second article is not totally accurate. But then it is the media afterall.

They quote Fact Check in the second article and it is part of the Democrat machine. Also, Obama has NOT produced a Certified Copy of his original Vault Copy Birth Cetificate, at any time.

Hawaii NEVER said Obama was born DARE these media jerks play so fast and loose with the truth...this guy goes so far as to editorialize they said there is NO DOUBT Obama was born there. How irresponsible.

What Hawaii actually said:

"On October 31, 2008, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawaii Department of Health, released a statement verifying that Barack Obama’s birth certificate was on file in their records. However, despite what you might have heard, she did not verify that he was born in Hawaii. And, she did not verify that the certificate on file in Hawaii matches the “COLB” pictured on Obama’s site and at FactCheck. "

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

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The RAT Hiding Deep Inside The Stimulus Bill

Good guy Sen. Charles Grassley

The RAT hiding deep inside the stimulus bill


By Byron York
Chief political correspondent

The far-reaching — and potentially dangerous — provision that no one knows about.

You’ve heard a lot about the astonishing spending in the $787 billion economic stimulus bill, signed into law this week by President Barack Obama.

But you probably haven’t heard about a provision in the bill that threatens to politicize the way allegations of fraud and corruption are investigated — or not investigated — throughout the federal government.

The provision, which attracted virtually no attention in the debate over the 1,073-page stimulus bill, creates something called the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board — the RAT Board, as it’s known by the few insiders who are aware of it.

The board would oversee the in-house watchdogs, known as inspectors general, whose job is to independently investigate allegations of wrongdoing at various federal agencies, without fear of interference by political appointees or the White House.

In the name of accountability and transparency, Congress has given the RAT Board the authority to ask “that an inspector general conduct or refrain from conducting an audit or investigation.” If the inspector general doesn’t want to follow the wishes of the RAT Board, he’ll have to write a report explaining his decision to the board, as well as to the head of his agency (from whom he is supposedly independent) and to Congress. In the end, a determined inspector general can probably get his way, but only after jumping through bureaucratic hoops that will inevitably make him hesitate to go forward.

When Iowa Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, a longtime champion of inspectors general, read the words “conduct or refrain from conducting,” alarm bells went off. The language means that the board — whose chairman will be appointed by the president — can reach deep inside a federal agency and tell an inspector general to lay off some particularly sensitive subject. Or, conversely, it can tell the inspector general to go after a tempting political target.
“This strikes at the heart of the independence of inspectors general,” Grassley told me this week, in a phone conversation between visits to town meetings in rural Iowa. “Anytime an inspector general has somebody questioning his authority, it tends to dampen the aggressiveness with which they pursue something, particularly if it’s going to make the incumbent administration look bad.”
I asked Grassley how he learned that the RAT Board was part of the stimulus bill. You’d think that as a member of the House-Senate conference committee, he would have known all about it. But it turns out Grassley’s office first heard about the provision creating the RAT Board last Wednesday, in a tip from a worried inspector general. It wasn’t until Friday morning — after the bill was finished and just hours before the Senate was to begin voting — that Grassley discovered the board was in the final text. “This was snuck in,” Grassley told me. “It wasn’t something that was debated.”
Snuck in by whom? It’s not entirely clear. “I intend to get down to the bottom of where this comes from,” Grassley vowed. “And quite frankly, it better not come from this administration, because this administration has reminded us that it is not about business as usual, that it is for total transparency.”
Maybe not this time. When I inquired with the office of a Democratic senator, one who is a big fan of inspectors general, I was told the RAT Board was “something the Obama administration wanted included in this bill.” When I asked the White House, staffers told me they’d look into it. So for now, at least, there’s been no claim of paternity.

The RAT Board has all sorts of other things wrong with it. For one thing, it’s redundant; there is already a board through which inspectors general police themselves, created last year in the Inspectors General Reform Act. For another thing, it could complicate criminal investigations stemming from inspector general probes. And then there’s the question of what it has to do with stimulating the economy.

But none of that matters now. It’s the law.

Last Friday, when he learned the RAT Board was in the final bill, Grassley wanted to voice his objections on the Senate floor. But there was no time in the rush to a vote, so Grassley’s statement went unread. “It’s fitting that the acronym for this board is RAT,” he was prepared to tell the Senate, “because that’s what I smell here.”

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

Wow. I wonder what other "jewels" have been snuck into this "stimulus" package.

Thank you Sen. Charles Grassley, keep up the good work.
It is becoming more obvious day after day that this package is simply designed to entrench the Democrat Party with power for decades. Reward the irresponsible, expand the welfare state, spread the wealth, and oh, allow us to get away with murder if we so choose.

I am glad Sen. Charles Grassley is pointing this new law that was snuck into the bill. I hope more of them do this as they find out things.

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Iwo Jima Tribute To Our Heroes


On February 19, 1945 about 30,000 United States Marines of the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions, under V Amphibious Corps, landed on Iwo Jima and a battle for the island commenced. The landing was called Operation Detachment.

Following the American victory, a group of US Marines reached the top of Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945 and raised the American flag. They were persuaded to re-enact the event shortly afterwards by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal. The photo later won a Pulitzer Prize and is the subject of the USMC War Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

At 2 AM on the morning of February 19, battleship guns signaled the commencement of D-Day. Soon 100 bombers attacked the island, followed by another volley from the naval guns. At 8:30, Marines disembarked toward the shores of Iwo Jima. Their objective -- Suribachi Mountain, at the south of the island, which guarded the beaches.

The Marines faced heavy fire from Suribachi and inhospitable terrain, rough volcanic ash which allowed neither secure footing or the digging of a foxhole. They were sitting ducks. Still, by that evening, the mountain had been surrounded and 30,000 Marines had landed. About 40,000 more would follow.

The climb up Suribachi was fought by the yard. Gunfire was ineffective against the Japanese, but flame throwers and grenades cleared the bunkers. Finally, on February 23, the summit had been reached. The erection of the American flag that day proved an inspiration not only to the combatants but to a grateful nation for years to come.

Every man and woman who has served as a United States Marine since February 1945 has carried with him or her the legacy of Iwo Jima. It is woven into their consciousness just as tightly as the fabric that makes up their uniform. The sacrifices made on that battlefield inform them every day of the inalterable standards to which history might make them also accountable. The courage and sense of duty of their fellow Marines on Iwo Jima breathes dignity into their own acts.

None of these men will ever be forgotten.

Thank you

Wild Thing

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Happy Birthday Jack

A 1942 recruiting poster designed by Jes Wilhelm Schaikjer illustrating the dual role of Army engineers in combat: to block the enemy and to "clear the way."

Happy Birthday to you Jack from everyone here at Theodore's World.

And all the best wishes and many healthy, happy years into forever.

Thank you for being a part of Team Theodore, and thank you for having your blog Conservative Insurgent

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Tea Parties For Our Beloved America

Sons of Liberty Song - Boston Tea Party



Time and PlaceDate: Friday, February 27, 2009
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Daley Plaza Civic Center
Street: 50 W Washington St.

There are over 1,000 people planning to attend.

We now have confirmed that there will be Nationwide Chicago Tea Party events at 25 cities around the country at noon EST on Friday February 27.

Please plan to participate in this exciting event to protest the Obama Administration’s and our the US Congresses’ economic policies and massive spending bills! Many of our politicians and elected officials have become so removed from reality, they do not even listen to us anymore! It is time we stand up as citizens of this great land and let our voices be heard! This is our country too!

Please plan to attend this event on Friday, February 27th at Daley Plaza Civic Center. Please bring yourself, family members and friends! The more people we have in attendance, the more attention we will get and our voices will be heard all the way in Washington DC and around the nation!

Please bring signs, camera, and camcorders with you! Also, please don’t forget your tea bags and/or tea leaves!

Dallas/ Fort Worth area

The protest will be held on the outside stage at The Cowtown Bar & Grill on Friday, Feb. 27, from 3pm to 7pm, located at 7108 Camp Bowie Blvd Fort Worth, TX. Music, food, and great fiscal conservative company guaranteed.

The " Desert Son" band will be performing at the Dallas/Fort Worth protest.

And in St. Louis

St. Louis Tea Party At the Arch -- St. Louis area conservatives will host a protest against the Obama Generational Theft Act this Friday at 11 AM at the steps of the St. Louis Gateway Arch.

Also....... How to plan one of the Tea Parties also more information about what is going on with the Tea Parties.

The nationwide series of Tea Parties that are being held through the country on Friday, Feb. 27 at noon East Coast Time and 9 am Pacific Time.

Site locations with links you can CLICK HERE

San Diego, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Orange County, CA
Hartford, CT
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, Illinois
Boston, MA
Omaha, Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York, New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Nashville, Tennessee
Washington, D.C
Washington State
West Virginia

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


Shortly after class, an economics student approaches his economics professor and says, "I don't understand this stimulus bill. Can you explain it to me?"

The professor replied, "I don't have any time to explain it at my office, but if you come over to my house on Saturday and help me with my weekend project, I'll be glad to explain it to you." The student agreed.

At the agreed-upon time, the student showed up at the professor's house. The professor stated that the weekend project involved his backyard pool.

They both went out back to the pool, and the professor handed the student a bucket. Demonstrating with his own bucket, the professor said, "First, go over to the deep end, and fill your bucket with as much water as you can." The student did as he was instructed.

The professor then continued, "Follow me over to the shallow end, and then dump all the water from your bucket into it." The student was naturally confused, but did as he was told.

The professor then explained they were going to do this many more times, and began walking back to the deep end of the pool. The confused student asked, "Excuse me, but why are we doing this?"

The professor matter-of-factly stated that he was trying to make the shallow end much deeper.

The student didn't think the economics professor was serious, but figured that he would find out the real story soon enough. However, after the 6th trip between the shallow end and the deep end, the student began to become worried that his economics professor had gone mad.

The student finally replied, "All we're doing is wasting valuable time and effort on unproductive pursuits. Even worse, when this process is all over, everything will be at the same level it was before, so all you'll really have accomplished is the destruction of what could have been truly productive action!"

The professor put down his bucket and replied with a smile, "Congratulations. You now understand the stimulus bill."

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

This is wonderful, and it really is growing. I saw at one of the other blogs they are also going to continue this during the summer as well.

H/T Michelle Malkin blog

....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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"Dirty Money" by Darth

Texan Don Henley is a superstar in the music world. He performed countless hits as a member of The Eagles, and as a solo musician. He romanced Stevie Nicks, 007 Bond Girl Lois Chiles (Moonraker) and Battlestar Galactica's Maren Jensen. In 1995, Don married Texas model Sharon Summerall, who suffers from MS, and they have three children... From his hit DIRTY LAUNDRY ........

Darth has done a great job of updating it to............


We make our money off hard working taxpaying dudes
Obamessiah gives us $TIMULU$ MONEY we can use
Obamanation digs it when GOPhers and blue dogs lose
We love our dirty money

We could have lived in the ghettos, but we wound up here
We simply wait for Mr. Mailman to come monthly and appear
Thanks for paying our rent and college tuition suckers
Socialists love our dirty money

Take your money... Never enough
Take your money ... Don't frown
Take your money ... Hard working chumps
Take your money ... From the wallets of GOP and NEOCON clowns
Take your money ... You lost. BRO BHO won
Take your money ... Too bad losers in red state towns

Got orgasmic libtard media Obama babes
That come on CNN and MSNBC at five
They gleefully tell ya about the $TIMULU$ Bill freebies
From the Washington DC CCCP jive...
Dig this Obamanation infatuation love fest
Marxists love their dirty money... simply the best

Can we get mo money
Is Wallstreet dead yet
Mao said America would fall from within
Capitalism is in its final days flower power children
Wanna make a bet
THE PEOPLE demand more dirty money

1600 Pennsylvania Barack House won't tell ya what's going on
You don't really want to know just how far its gone
Just leave well enough alone
Spending our dirty $TIMULU$ money

Dirty CNN mainstream spin
Dirty progressive lies
Obama Manifesto has proportionately sliced up the economic pie
Baracksheviks want your dirty money

Obamanation: The Land of $pendo
Bye bye lower class. Now rejoice, dance and sing
America is finished. All is sad and done
You lost. BRO BHO won

Collect your $TIMULU$ MONEY!


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

That come on CNN and MSNBC at five
They gleefully tell ya about the $TIMULU$ Bill freebies
From the Washington DC CCCP jive...

Watching some of the TV political talking heads some of them act like it is Christmas and they can hardly wait for the money to arrive. Sickening.

....Thank you Darth for writing this.

U.S. Airforce
C-5 loadmaster

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What A Wonderful Day

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

I love this video. It is truly a feel good 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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Tick Tock U.S. National Debt Clock Since Obama

The Porkulus bill is off budget, i.e., it is not part of the regular budget. However, it will be included in the annual budget deficit and in the cummulative national debt. The national debt has grown by about $150 billion since Obama took office 30 days ago.


The Outstanding Public Debt as of 23 Feb 2009 at 07:07:08 AM GMT is:

The estimated population of the United States is 305,697,683
so each citizen's share of this debt is $35,374.54.

Wild Thing's comment......

Why double the debt in eight years when you can quadruple it in four. sheesh

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Actor Kelsey Grammer Talks About The Stimulus Bill

Kelsey Grammer: "Don't Penalize the Good Guys to Help Evil-Doers "

Wild Thing's comment......

Every now and again someone in Hollywood gets it right. I love how he calls the left ( Obama, Pelosi etc.) all those forcing this stimulus bill ....evil doers.

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February 22, 2009

Anti-Stimulus Protests Sprout Up Across America

Right Wing Anti-Stimulus Rally in Colorado

The right-wingers came out in full force today to protest President Obama's signing of the economic stimulus package. The whole gang was there, with pigs--Michelle Malkin, State Senator Josh Penry, Congressman Mike Coffman, Colorado GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams, State Senator Dave Schultheis, former Congressman Tom Tancredo, and Independence Institute president Jon Caldara.

More than 465,685 Americans who have already signed the petition!



MSNBC Covers AFP President Tim Phillips, U.S. Representatives Tom Price (Georgia), Michelle Bachmann (Minnesota), Henry Brown (South Carolina), Virginia Foxx (North Carolina), Louis Gohmert (Texas), and Brian Billbray (California)

Anti-Stimulus Protests Sprout Up

Seattle on Monday. Denver on Tuesday. Mesa AZ on Wednesday. Overland Park, Kansas yesterday (Saturday)

Chicago, and including Washington DC, Fayetteville NC, San Diego CA, Omaha Nebraska, and dozens of other locations” for next Friday.

Investors .com

by David Hogberg

Holding signs reading "Stimulate Business, Not Government," "Families Against Porkulus" and "Say No To Generational Theft," protesters opposed to the $787 billion stimulus package have been mobilizing across the country.

It started last Monday in Seattle, then moved Tuesday to Denver, where President Obama signed the stimulus bill into law. That was followed by another one in Mesa, Ariz., where Obama unveiled a mortgage rescue plan.

Another protest was planned for Saturday outside the office of Rep. Dennis Moore in Overland Park, Kan. The Democrat voted for the stimulus. His office didn't return calls seeking comment.

A New Populism?

As unemployment soars and anger over Wall Street bailouts mounts, public outrage will seek an outlet. Populism could go in many directions — and could easily ebb when the economy revives.

But if it takes shape as an anti-spending movement, it could revive conservatives much as the 1970s tax protests did.

To be sure, the protest sizes so far are a far cry from the left's anti-globalization and anti-war demonstrations of the past decade. But they appear to have grass-roots origins.

Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., is already taking heat for providing one of the three critical GOP votes for the stimulus. Some voters interrupted his press conference in Cranberry, Pa., on Thursday.

by Tony Katz

In the midst of all that surrounds us - stimulus packages, bailouts, auto bailouts, mortgage bailouts, a strong and palpable Socialist ideal, holier than thou Senators, (like Schumer D-NY) and a MSM that refuses to speak the truth at anytime - we do not stand alone.
Even before Rick Santelli made his voice heard on CNBC, the voices of reason, of true compassion, of America were making themselves heard. Instead of being despondent after the elections of Nov. 4th, groups of people began saying “Ok, how do we make this better?”
From housewives and entrepreneurs to college students and scholars and millions upon millions from all walks of life, a loud battle cry was sounded - a Clarion call if you will - that we are not just going to sit and accept our lot. That we are right. That personal responsibility, free market capitalism and upholding the Constitution are not just words but a gateway to a better life. Not only for those who believe in them, but even for those who want to destroy them.
In 4 months time, the movement is on. It is loud, dynamic, respectful, successful and joyful. And it is all of these things in the midst of all that surrounds us. The power of our words, the strength of our convictions, the belief in ourselves has those who oppose us baffled, befuddled and quite simply amazed. So much done in such little time. Just imagine what it all looks like tomorrow? Imagine what it looks like in 2010?
In the midst of all that surrounds us let us never forget how great this feels. That we took our voices, banded together and decided that this is our time. We did not despair, we did not hide. We stood up, and joined with each other arm in arm. And we said, This is our country. We want it back, and we are taking it.
I’m not sure if this is how they felt in 1776, but I can only imagine they did. Because this feels great. Now, let’s get our country back.

WE Surround Them

Glenn Beck

Do you watch the direction that America is being taken in and feel powerless to stop it?

Do you believe that your voice isn’t loud enough to be heard above the noise anymore?

Do you read the headlines everyday and feel an empty pit in your stomach…as if you’re completely alone?

If so, then you’ve fallen for the Wizard of Oz lie. While the voices you hear in the distance may sound intimidating, as if they surround us from all sides—the reality is very different. Once you pull the curtain away you realize that there are only a few people pressing the buttons, and their voices are weak. The truth is that they don’t surround us at all.

We surround them.

So, how do we show America what’s really behind the curtain? Below are nine simple principles. If you believe in at least seven of them, then we have something in common. I urge you to read the instructions at the end for how to help make your voice heard.

The Nine Principles

1. America is good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.

3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

You Are Not Alone

If you agree with at least seven of those principles, then you are not alone.

Please send a digital version of your picture to: and then stay tuned to the radio and television shows over the coming weeks to see how we intend to pull back the curtain.


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

Obama's stimulus package is socialism. It will never work and those of us, you and me we know it. He won't listen to othe Republican leadership that tried to get through to him. We saw how Pelosi pulled a fast one turning in the bill late at night, the very night before the big vote.

The market votes every single day—and they don’t like it either.

America is the greatest country in the world and these protests across America warm my heart .

Obama and the Democratic Party are intentionally trying to scare people instead of doing something that would improve the economic situation.

Obama and his people and the rinos like some of the Gov.'s begging for the stimulus money are economically going to destroying jobs and wealth for the next two years. For that they justily deserve to pay a very high price; they should be voted out of office.

And worse yet, if it could be worse, Obama is out and out lying about the economic situation and the so-called stimulus package and he knows it. It is a socialist bill and the beginning for something our Founding Fathers did all they could to keep it from happening.

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Alan Keyes: "Obama's Going to Destroy this Country"

Alan Keyes: Obama's Going to Destroy this Country

Thursday night Alan Keyes was a featured speaker at a fundraiser for the Triple A Crisis Pregnancy Center.

"Obama is a radical communist and I think it is becoming clear. That is what I told people in Illinois and now everybody realizes it is coming true. He is going to destroy this country and we are either going to stop him or the United States of America is going to cease to exist," said Keyes.

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

We have socialist, Progressives ( communist party members ), baby killers tax cheats and liars running this country. I just glad I am not a liberal!!!!

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Word From World War Sparks a War of Words

CAMPAIGNING FOR RETURN: Ronald “Bud” Albright, Whiteland, commandant of the local Marine Corps League chapter, said of the newspaper’s removal: “We feel it’s a slap in the face of the U.S. military.” - HEATHER CHARLES / The Star

Word from World War sparks a war of words

VA says headline slur offended, but removal of paper offends vets


Tom Mattice said he was trying to promote a "healing environment" when he removed the old, yellowing wall decoration from a hallway at the VA hospital.

But in doing so, the hospital director has opened an old wound -- and spurred debate about political correctness, free speech and how to be true to history without being offensive.

At issue is a framed newspaper front page from an August 1945 Indianapolis Times. The headline: "Japs Surrender."

Mattice, director of the Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, said there'd been a complaint: A new employee was offended by the term "Japs," a commonly used slur during World War II.

So, Mattice took down the framed front page, which is now tucked away in the center's executive offices.

That decision, however, has riled a group of retired Marines who call it whitewashing history and akin to offering an apology that isn't due. They are campaigning to have the artifact put back on the wall, where it had hung alongside other World War II memorabilia for more than a decade.

Said Ronald "Bud" Albright, who as commandant of the local Marine Corps League chapter has started a letter-writing campaign among veterans nationwide: "We feel it's a slap in the face of the U.S. military. That newspaper is history, part of United States history."

Dust-ups over such public displays are common and invariably emotion-charged. Last month, Indianapolis International Airport altered a photo exhibit after fielding a complaint over a provocative view of Israel and American Jews expressed in one of the captions.

In 2002, some students at Indiana University fought for the removal of a Thomas Hart Benton mural depicting Indiana history in Woodburn Hall because it showed Ku Klux Klansmen. The mural stayed; the KKK is a part of Indiana history.

The term "Jap" is a part of American history, emblematic of the racial prejudice that was promoted during World War II.
"A precondition to fight a war is to dehumanize the enemy," said Guy Burgess, a co-director of the Conflict Research Consortium at the University of Colorado. "If you think of them as humans, you can't do the things war compels you to do."

In the case of Japan and Germany, Burgess said, it was an easy sell. "There was lots of real evil in the Axis countries," he said.

But that was more than 60 years ago. The Japanese, as well as the Germans and the Italians, have been allied with us ever since.

"The war's over, but if you're going to tell it like it is, then you tell it like it was, and that's the way it was, just like that newspaper said it," said John Gromosiak, a Korean War veteran and artist. Gromosiak's paintings of American warships line the VA's hallway near where "Japs Surrender" used to hang and where another newspaper, proclaiming "GERMANY QUITS," hangs still. "You cannot hide history, or you shouldn't."

Museums frequently must tread lightly, which they do by pairing controversial displays with detailed explanations. As part of the National World War II Museum's exhibit of propaganda posters, captions prepare the viewer for what they're seeing and put the grotesque images into context.

"You would never want to put up an object without interpreting it," said Kacey Hill, a spokeswoman for the New Orleans museum.
"But we are not a museum," said Mattice, the VA director. "A museum is where people go to understand the history. We are a medical center."
Mattice said he has contacted the VA's national ethics office for a ruling on how to proceed. "Should we as a nationwide organization have a stance on these kinds of materials?" he wondered. "Perhaps we should."

In the meantime, he searches for a compromise. Mattice has instructed one of his staffers to locate a different newspaper front page, one that carries the same news, of the war's end, but expressed more delicately.

"Something like 'Victory in the Pacific,' " he said. "Or, 'Japanese Surrender.'"
Albright is not calmed. "Oh, baloney!" he said. "To me, that's coming across with some smoke, some political smoke."

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

Hello, can we please stop re-writing history. Names were used, slang was used and it was a war for pete's sake. Every war has them and for a good reason IMO, we don't go to war to take out a friend but an enemy. And slang is used on both sides during a war.

Newspapers back then used the same words our soldiers used so the disagreement in this article is someone trying to be PC more then anything, but at the same time why flower it up and that to me is what it feels like.

I am no fan of PC as you all know, it is one of the tools used by the left and I am sick of it.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Racist Colleague of Rev.Wright Added To Obama Administration

Otis Moss, Jr., to the President's Advisory Council, part of the White House Office of
Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Remember Rev. Wright?

A colleague of his has just been added to the roster of the Obama administration.

Weekly Standard

by Meghan Clyne

Back in May, when the furor over Jeremiah Wright threatened to derail the Obama campaign, the candidate mournfully explained his decision to leave the controversial Trinity United Church of Christ. "We don't want to have to answer for everything that's stated in a church," Obama said. "On the other hand, we don't want to have a church subjected to the scrutiny that a presidential campaign legitimately undergoes." After Obama parted from Wright, the preacher and Trinity United became the campaign issue that dared not speak its name.

Now the campaign is over and so, it appears, is the scrutiny--for the new president has just made a personnel decision that reopens the entire issue.

Earlier this month, he appointed the Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr. to serve on the new President's Advisory Council established as part of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The official White House press release notes that Moss is the pastor emeritus of Cleveland's Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. Not noted, however, are Moss's many ties to Trinity and its troublesome former pastor.

To begin with, Moss's son, Reverend Otis Moss III, succeeded Wright at Trinity. The younger preacher is known for his own fiery sermons and for likening the backlash against Wright to a "public lynching." The new member of the Obama administration, though, has plenty of ties to Wright on his own. Otis Moss Jr. and Wright shared a mentor in Samuel DeWitt Proctor, who helped give rise to black liberation theology.

In fact, it was the radical Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference that sponsored Wright's now-infamous National Press Club appearance in late April 2008--which led to Obama's break with Trinity and Wright. Less noted was the fact that the symposium's guest preacher that day was Reverend Otis Moss Jr. Moss has publicly defended Wright and compared his preaching to that of Amos, Micah, Malachi, and John the Baptist.

Moss's closeness to Wright is expressed most clearly in the 40-minute tribute sermon he preached from Trinity's pulpit on the occasion of Wright's 36th anniversary at the church in February 2008. Of Wright, Reverend Moss said: "All of us who know him and love him have been blessed by his genius, his creativity, his scholarship, his discipleship, his sensitivity as an artist, his boldness as a prophet, and, I agree, his rhythmic poetry." This homage came long after Wright's hit parade of sound-bites: "God Damn America" .  .  . "America's chickens are coming home to roost" .  .  . "Bill did us like he did Monica Lewinsky." Poetry indeed.

Even more interesting, perhaps, is Moss's own rhetoric. He is a political preacher and has said:

"If you are preaching a gospel that has nothing about politics, nothing about economics, nothing about sociology, you are preaching an empty gospel with a cap and shoes but no body to it."

His sermons at Olivet are hard to come by. But from public lectures, one concludes that, while his style is more subdued than Wright's (or his own son's) and his themes more benign, there are still plenty of comments that call into question his suitability for government service. Take, for instance, this observation made at Yale in October 2004:

You have heard that it was said, "God bless America." But I say unto you, Pray for all of the Osama bin Ladens and the Saddam Husseins. .  .  . I say unto you, Be kind, be as kind to Castro as you are to the Saudi family and the leaders of China and Russia. This, however, is difficult in a society .  .  . when we are afflicted or infected with hubris. It's almost an incurable disease--incurable not because of despair, but because of arrogance. "

Moss was loudly opposed to American action in Iraq, a theme woven throughout his lectures and writings. In a book coauthored with Jeremiah Wright, Moss explained:

"I know where the weapons of mass destruction are, and they are not the ones we went looking for in Iraq. I know where they are, and you know where they are! According to statistics, AIDS is a weapon of mass destruction. Miseducation and no education are weapons of mass destruction. Forty-four million people without health care is a weapon of mass destruction. "

Given the enormous backlash he endured over his connections to Wright, Trinity, and black liberation theology, one wonders why Obama tapped Moss to serve on the President's Advisory Council.

At least three other members--Fred Davie of Public/Private Ventures; Dr. William J. Shaw of the National Baptist Convention; and Bishop Vashti M. McKenzie, the first woman bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church--bring what might be called a black perspective to the council's work.

With Wright, Obama could at least argue that his affiliation with the pastor was a personal matter of private faith.

Yet by appointing Moss, Obama has given him the imprimatur of the White House and a position from which to help shape public policy. While Moss and other members of the faith-based President's Advisory Council aren't paid, they are entitled to public funds for travel costs, per-diem expenses, and support staff. They can hold hearings and form task forces. And of course, they can guide the work of Obama's faith-based office as it directs public funding to religious and community groups.

By tapping the likes of Moss to help steer his faith-based policies, Obama could be using the White House to "translate the energy" of black churches into "creating lasting institutions" of left-wing political agitation.

A look at the other members of the advisory council certainly supports this interpretation. Vashti McKenzie is another proponent of black liberation theology, and another friend and defender of Jeremiah Wright who has preached at Trinity United. Jim Wallis also publicly supported Wright and has even been an inspiration to the reverend.

In his National Press Club speech, Wright quoted Wallis as saying

"America's sin of racism has never even been confessed, much less repented for."
In an earlier life, Wallis once said he hoped "more Christians will come to view the world through Marxist eyes."

In recent years he has settled for working through congressional Democrats, helping them make their policies more palatable to people of faith. Wallis has been joined in that task by Rabbi David Saperstein--another prominent liberal and member of the new faith-based advisory council.

The council looks like nothing so much as an attempt to build a powerful political grassroots network to advance the liberal causes dear to Obama's heart.

Wild Thing's comment......

Obama is not moving too far away from Jeremiah Wright's theological views at all.

Don't you just love the quotes? God omust shed a tear when He hears this from men that are supposed to be ministers.

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DeMint to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine

Senator to Force Vote on Bill Banning Fairness Doctrine

Business and Media Institute

Although a spokesman for President Barack Obama said the administration wouldn’t pursue the revival of the Fairness Doctrine, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, S.C., wants Senate Democrats to go on the record one way or another on the issue.

DeMint, chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, said on Feb. 19 he will offer the Broadcaster Freedom Act as an amendment to the D.C. Voting Rights bill next week. The Broadcaster Freedom Act was introduced by Republican lawmakers last month and prevents the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine.

“I’m glad President Obama finally confirmed his opposition to the Fairness Doctrine, which attacks the right of free speech on talk radio, but many Democrats in Congress are still pushing it,” DeMint said. “With the support of the new administration, now is the time for Congress to take a stand against this kind of censorship. I intend to seek a vote on this amendment next week so every senator is on record: Do you support free speech or do you want to silence voices you disagree with?”
Although the Obama administration has come out publicly saying they would not pursue the Fairness Doctrine, several prominent Democrats have. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said it was "absolutely time to pass a standard.” Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, came out with a similar message, saying, “We need the Fairness Doctrine back.”. And former President Bill Clinton said, “You either ought to have the Fairness Doctrine or we ought to have more balance on the other side.”

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Bravo! I really like Jim DeMint, he has taken a stand often on things.

"Although a spokesman for President Barack Obama said the administration wouldn’t pursue the revival of the Fairness Doctrine, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, S.C., wants Senate Democrats to go on the record one way or another on the issue. "

Here is a good example of you need to listen to what *O* says, not how he says it!

He won't "pursue the revival", but he does not say he will not stop congress from doing it, or vetoing it if it comes across his desk.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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National Guard Scraps Plans to Invade Rural Town

National Guard scraps plans to invade rural town



Following publicized reports that the Army National Guard was planning a military training exercise on the streets of a rural Iowa town, the commanding officers have called off the mock "invasion."

The Guard had planned a four-day urban military operation in tiny Arcadia, Iowa, population 443, sending troops to take over the town and search door-to-door for a suspected weapons dealer.

The exercise was designed as a mock scenario to give soldiers the skills needed for deployment in an urban environment, and military officials stressed that only households that consented to be part of the drill would be searched.

"It will be important for us to gain the trust and confidence of the residents of Arcadia," Sgt. Mike Kots, readiness NCO for Alpha Company, told Carroll's Daily Times Herald. "We will need to identify individuals that are willing to assist us in training by allowing us to search their homes and vehicles and to participate in role-playing.
"We really want to get as much information out there as possible," Kots continued, "because this operation could be pretty intrusive to the people of Arcadia."
Military spokesman Lt. Col. Greg Hapgood, however, told WND that the operation has now been "scaled back" and no longer involves an "invasion" of Arcadia.
And while Hapgood confirmed the Guard had been inundated with objections from citizens concerned about soldiers patrolling the streets of an American town, he said most came from people out of state and unfamiliar with the operation. Iowans, he explained, typically cooperate with the Guard. The change in plans was based on troop evaluation, he said, not public outcry.
"Higher headquarters leadership," Hapgood told WND, "given the unit's status of training proficiency, made a decision to scale back the exercise."

Kots described the original operation to the Herald as set to begin on Thursday, April 2, with reconnaissance and exploratory patrols. On April 4 convoys were to be deployed from the armory in Carroll to nearby Arcadia, where soldiers would knock on doors, showing a picture of the invented "arms dealer."

"Once credible intelligence has been gathered," said Kots, "portions of the town will be road-blocked and more in-depth searches of homes and vehicles will be conducted in accordance with the residents' wishes.
"One of the techniques we use in today's political environment is cordon and knock," Kots explained. "We ask for the head of the household, get permission to search, then have them open doors and cupboards. The homeowner maintains control. We peer over their shoulder, and the soldier uses the homeowner's body language and position to protect him."

The planned drill had also included overhead supervision from a Blackhawk helicopter, crowd-control measures and simulated extraction of "injured" people, culminating in capture of the "arms dealer."

"This exercise will improve the real-life operational skills of the unit," said Kots. "And it will hopefully improve the public's understanding of military operations."
"There are no active duty bases in Iowa, so there are no urban warfare training areas of any size," Hopgood said. "In order to get that larger neighborhood feel or city feel, we have to be creative and partner with our communities."

Hopgood further told WND that in past cooperative exercises with the community, the people of Iowa have welcomed learning how their sons and daughters operate in action.

Plans for the urban operation training, Hopgood explained, are still set to continue, but will be conducted in a smaller, platoon-by-platoon basis in the near vicinity of the Carroll armory.


Here is a story from a few months ago regarding an exercise of the same kind in Indianapolis:

Indianapolis To Become "Mock Battlefield"

Circle City to be site of three week long urban warfare training

Indianapolis will become a "mock battlefield" for the next three weeks according to local press, as over two thousand marines will stage a huge urban warfare training exercise in and around the city.

About 2,300 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., will conduct urban warfare training from Wednesday through June 19 in and around Indianapolis, reports the Indy Star.

The Marines have been granted permission by state, federal and local authorities to fire weapons, conduct patrols, run vehicle checkpoints, react to ambushes and employ nonlethal weapons after landing helicopters and deploying throughout various parks, stadiums and fairgrounds.

“We don’t want anyone thinking that there’s an invasion happening or that we declared martial law or something like that,” Debbi Fletcher of the Indianapolis/Marion County Emergency Management Agency commented.
“Our aim in Indianapolis is to expose our Marines to realistic scenarios and stresses posed by operating in an actual urban community, thereby increasing their proficiency in built-up areas,” Col. Mark J. Desens, commander of the 26th MEU, said in a statement. “While some of the activity will take place around Camp Atterbury, residents in many areas can expect to see helicopters flying overhead, military vehicles on the roads and Marines patrolling on foot,” Desens said.

~ snipet ~

There have been literally thousands of these kind of operations in the planning and going on for years now. Many designed to use the military on the streets of American cities in direct violation of Posse Comitatus. The Pentagon has a full Command in operation working on these activities, the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).

We have seen how new provisions will effectively nullify the U.S. constitution, and a recent spate of executive orders, in particular PDD 51, outline preparations for the implementation of open martial law in the event of a declared national emergency.

The Pentagon has "War Plans" drafted in the event of any type of terror attack, which would be coordinated by Northcom in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and would involve martial law and thousands of troops on the streets.


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

"Hopgood further told WND that in past cooperative exercises with the community, the people of Iowa have welcomed learning how their sons and daughters operate in action."

Well except for one thing, one huge thing. In the past we did not have a man named Barack Hussein Obama in the White House and his fellow travelers communists and thugs in his administration. It is very different today than four years ago. Today, the stimulus bill has opened up Pandora’s box. Four years ago, we had a moral President, now we how a Nietzsche specialist in the WH.

Whoever commissioned this can develop some baselines for his study, which is the genuine point of this drill.

Let's say forinstance the questions as, "The percentage of homeowners who will comply with a voluntary search of their home for firearms."

This is a crucial bit of information, for those who would disarm us. IMO

....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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Rick Santelli on The Kudlow Report

Rick Santelli Rips up Mortgage Bill

On The Kudlow Report , Larry Kudlow and Rick Santelli discuss Obama's stimulus bailout handout bill.

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

I love how he rips it up. haha Good one Rick!

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February 21, 2009

Obama's Revenge

Obama's Revenge

The Bulletin

By Joan Swirsky

Once upon a time, a white teenager from Kansas got pregnant by her black Kenyan boyfriend, Barack Obama Sr., or was it her husband? Whatever. (I say whatever because we’ve never seen either marriage or divorce certificates.) Some say the couple was in Kenya visiting relatives when the birth of their son, Barack Obama Jr., occurred. No matter. (I say no matter because we’ve never seen an authentic birth certificate.) By the time the baby was two years old, his father abandoned him for his other wife and child in Kenya.

I wonder how toddler Barry felt when his father left him, and never reappeared until a single time when the boy was 10. Bewildered? Sad? Lonely? Angry? What do two-year-olds do with those feelings?

It didn’t take long for Barry’s mother to meet and marry an Indonesian native named Lolo Soetoro. They moved to Indonesia, where her child became Barry Soetoro, took on Indonesian citizenship, and was presumably schooled in public, Christian and Muslim schools. (I say presumably because we’ve never seen those school records.) But when Barry was 10 years old, his mother sent him back to the U.S. to be raised by her parents, Madelyn and Stanley Dunham, although she kept her baby daughter, Maya Soetoro, with her.

I wonder how the by-then fully sentient young Barry felt when his mother sent him packing. Sad? Jealous of the baby who remained behind with mommy? Confused and dizzy by the disparate cultures — languages, customs, foods, sights, sounds, schooling — he had experienced? Resentful? What did Barry do with those feelings?

By the time he was 10, the boy had been abandoned three times — by his father, stepfather and mother. And although he was raised by his white grandparents in Hawaii — where the “people of color” were not his color — he found out soon enough that his mixed-race background rendered him, in effect, an outsider. Did that make him feel self-conscious, indignant, victimized?

But he wasn’t altogether an outsider. In Hawaii, young Barry met Frank Marshall Davis, his first and perhaps most influential mentor. The infamous Davis, a Communist activist (and self-confessed pedophile) taught Barry — was it Obama, Soetero, Dunham? — that white people were the devil incarnate and that blacks were the most “victimized” people on earth.

Yet the abandoned and rejected child was lucky. His white-devil grandparents gave him a comfortable life in Hawaii and an education that apparently qualified him to attend several prestigious schools — Occidental College in California, Columbia University in New York City and Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass. (I say apparently qualified because we’ve never seen any of his college transcripts.)

Barry Morphs Into Barack

After his undergraduate days at Columbia, Mr. Obama chose not to go to graduate school, but instead held various jobs in the Big Apple and then moved to Chicago to become a community organizer. Although he had been exposed to American exceptionalism through his life in the United States and his privileged education, it is clear that his experiences in impoverished Kenya and totalitarian Indonesia, as well as his exposure to Mr. Davis and the other radicals he had met during his years in New York — among them the unrepentant domestic terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn of Weather Underground infamy — made the deepest and most lasting impressions.

Their messages of American imperialism and its white-devil culture clearly resonated in the thrice-abandoned boy. In his young-adult and adult years, free to choose his friends and pursuits, he opted exclusively for far-left socialists and Marxists, and activities aimed at relieving the suffering of people he perceived to be as victimized as apparently he felt he had been. He understood their feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and impotent rage, as well as the pain of fatherlessness. After all, his Harvard-educated father consciously chose to leave him. And his mother gave him away. Was that depressing to Barry? Infuriating?

When given the opportunity to join one of dozens of churches in Chicago, Barry — who had morphed into Barack — opted for the Trinity United Church of Christ, which was led by the fire-breathing Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose decades-long anti-American and anti-Semitic rants apparently resonated in Obama’s rejected and abandoned heart and soul. (I say apparently resonated because in over 20 years of regular attendance, Mr. Obama said he heard nothing inflammatory or anti-American, and we’ve never seen the videotapes of any sermon, although each one was unfailingly recorded.)

“God damn America,” Rev. Wright raged. “The chickens have come home to roost,” he “preached” to his whooping and hollering congregation after 9/11. Mr. Obama heard nothing.

But it wasn’t only Rev. Wright whom Mr. Obama was attracted to in Chicago. He was also drawn to another hate-spewing radical, Rev. Louis Farrakhan, as well as to the raving Father Michael Phleger, the radical Islamist Khalid Rashidi, his friends and neighbors the Ayers, and to equally close friends “Tony” and Rita Rezko — Tony being the notorious “fixer” and now-convicted-and-imprisoned felon for fraud, bribery and money laundering. What did the seemingly mild-mannered Mr. Obama find so irresistible in these angry and/or crooked people and others like them? Was it the same thing that a shy man finds in his attraction to a flamboyant girlfriend — an alter-ego, a person who expresses what he really feels but is unable to give voice to?

In these relationships and in community organizing — which offers inner-city, mostly black residents job training, tutoring, and methods to organize tenants’ rights groups and voter-registration drives, etc ... — the 20-something Mr. Obama apparently found his calling, and also a renewed and burning ambition.

With Friends Like These

While his community-organizing job paid a paltry $12,000 or so per year, Mr. Obama somehow managed to pay his way through one of the priciest graduate schools in the world, Harvard Law School. (I say somehow managed because we have no record of his tuition payments). Even more amazing, he became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review without ever producing a written paper — or at least a paper that the public has ever read.

There is a good deal of evidence that Mr. Obama’s acceptance at Harvard Law — and his tuition — were facilitated by friends who had a vested interest in the community organizer. Among them was Percy Sutton, a former Manhattan borough president and ardent leftist, who was also Malcolm X’s lawyer. In an interview last year, the octogenarian Mr. Sutton stated: “I was introduced to [Obama] by a friend. The friend’s name was Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, and the introduction took place about 20 years ago.” Mr. Sutton described Dr. al-Mansour as “the principle adviser to one of the world’s richest men” and suggested that al-Mansour was raising money for Mr. Obama. Knowing that Mr. Sutton had friends at Harvard, Dr. al-Mansour asked him if he would write a letter to Harvard recommending Mr. Obama, which Mr. Sutton did most agreeably. This took place around 1988, when 27-year-old Mr. Obama was applying to Harvard Law.

Journalist Jack Cashill has credibly speculated that Mr. Obama’s two memoirs were actually written by his pal Bill Ayers, who was and is a University of Illinois at Chicago English professor, having escaped life in prison on a technicality. Two years [after he was admitted to law school], Mr. Cashill writes, “while still a law student, Mr. Obama improbably received an advance to write a memoir that would be called Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, which was published in 1995.” His second memoir, published in 2006, was The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. (I suspect Mr. Cashill said “improbably received an advance” because, as stated earlier, Mr. Obama had not produced even one paper or distinguished himself in any way to have inspired a major publishing company to approach him.)

All this begs the question: Who writes two memoirs about himself before the age of 45? My own speculation is that it could be no one but a narcissist. As most people know in this age of pop psychology, the psychiatric disorder of narcissism derives from the Greek myth in which Narcissus, a handsome young man, became obsessed with himself and fell in love with his own image as he gazed into a pool of water. A lot of people have some degree of narcissism, which is characterized by grandiosity, an unquenchable need for admiration, unhealthy self-absorption, dependence on the affirmation of others and also a lack of empathy, which is hidden by both personal charm and the kind of earnest language that pretends to “feel your pain.”

Or he could be a malignant narcissist, which psychiatrist Dr. Otto Kernberg, a legendary leader in thought disorders, compares to a narcissist on steroids. This variety involves paranoid traits (think of Mr. Obama’s thin-skinned, quasi-hysterical reactions to Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin) and ego-syntonic aggression, which means the person is perfectly in-sync with people who have the courage he lacks to lash out.

But consider the source! Mr. Obama’s father was a self-aggrandizing narcissist who thought nothing of throwing his son away to fulfill his own ambitions and his mother also threw him away for the same reason. Talk about DNA, which Mr. Obama perfectly exhibited when, during his campaign, he unflinchingly dispensed with both his white grandmother and his black “mentor” Rev. Wright for his personal ambition.

Grooming The Perfect Marxist Candidate

This leads me to only one conclusion, which I wrote about in a former article: “Obama: The Trojan Horse.” My theory is that President Obama’s narcissistic charm, even temperament, skill with words (teleprompter included), hunger to please, radical agenda and subterranean rage at the “unfair” American system have been brilliantly exploited by powerful leftist radicals and Marxists in the United States, who for decades have plotted America’s path to socialism. He is their pawn, totally dispensable but handy while the “aura” lasts.

These “handlers” saw in Mr. Obama the ideal blank slate on which to actualize their agenda, and they made sure the slate remained blank by concealing (or destroying) any evidence of his past, including his birth certificate, Selective Service record, visa(s), school transcripts, and other vital documents. All of which is costing his moneyed backers — including America-loathing billionaire George Soros — multimillions in lawyers’ fees to fight the proliferating lawsuits that seek the truth about this stealth president.

In fact, former ambassador Alan Keyes, one of the many plaintiffs seeking proof of Mr. Obama’s American citizenship, has reported that Mr. Obama’s lawyers have now filed a motion “to quash our effort to obtain the relevant documents … [which] confirms Mr. Obama’s ruthless determination to destroy anyone who continues to seek the information the Constitution requires. Mr. Obama thus signals his intent to bring financial ruin on those who won’t accept his cover-up of the circumstances of his birth is a tactical escalation. It confirms the common sense suspicion that he won’t act forthrightly in this matter because he has something to hide.”

It is clear that Mr. Obama and his fellow radicals are restive. In the less-than four weeks of his presidency, the new president has taken volumes from the Marxian handbook, which dictates that the stupid masses be blitzed with an overload of information, hollow press conferences, appointments, dismantling of formerly effective national-security programs and so on in order to set the stage for a massive, Soviet-style takeover of our government, including a civilian national security force that Mr. Obama has said should be “just as powerful, strong and well-funded as the U.S. military.” Echoes of Nazi Germany in 1938, anyone?

According to writer Kyle-Anne Shrive, in Mr. Obama’s ascendance “we have yet to see a more perfect collision of Murphy’s Law with the Peter Principle. In only three weeks’ time, [he] has signaled to every terrorist on the planet that we are a sorry, groveling, ashamed nation ready to come to the diplomatic confessional. He is closing Gitmo within one year, has suspended trials there, and dismissed the charges against the U.S.S. Cole plotter. [He] has just put our money where his mouth is and is using $20.3 million to bring in Palestinian refugees from Gaza … [he] had the gall to pronounce the so-called economic stimulus bill absolutely free of ‘earmarks’ and ‘make-do work’… but according to the Congressional Budget Office [this bill] will do worse to our overall economy than no government action whatsoever.”

And Mr. Obama has done all this with the predictable double-speak that characterizes malevolent intention, i.e., touting transparency while concealing everything, speaking of integrity while appointing crooks and incompetents riddled with conflicts of interest, supporting energy independence while killing off-shore and domestic oil-drilling and nuclear power, and feigning optimism while he speaks of impending “catastrophe” in order to push through a pork-laden, trillion-dollar-plus stimulus plan that rewards the corrupt voter-fraud organization ACORN with billions and unions with discriminatory union-only labor agreements, paves the way for socialized medicine, and threatens to take away the most cherished rights of We The People.

As blogger Eric Gurr has said: “We still talk about the health- care crisis, the environmental crisis, the oil crisis, the banking crisis. Let me tell you my friends you are about to learn the meaning of the only crisis that matters, the survival crisis.”

You can be sure that the sad-lonely-angry two-year-old, the jealous-confused-resentful 10-year-old, the self-conscious- cheated-victimized adolescent, and the man who found solace in and identified with his hate-America mentors is now determined to redeem all of his demons.

Unfortunately, he is acting out his rage on free-market capitalism, a free press, property and gun rights, a limited constitutional government, protection of the unborn and everything else that is good and great about our country.

This is Mr. Obama’s revenge!


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

This article is the best compilation of the dysfunctional make-up of Barack Hussein Obama. whose emotional instability will cause the greatest detrimental changes to our country, as did the emotional instability of leaders like Hitler, Sadaam, Nero, Mao, Stalin, etc.

"And Obama has done all this with the predictable double-speak that characterizes malevolent intention, i.e., touting transparency while concealing everything, speaking of integrity while appointing crooks and incompetents riddled with conflicts-of-interest, supporting energy independence while killing off-shore and domestic oil-drilling and nuclear power, and feigning optimism while he speaks of impending “catastrophe” in order to push through a pork-laden, trillion-dollar-plus Stimulus plan that rewards the corrupt voter-fraud organization Acorn with billions and unions with discriminatory union-only labor agreements, paves the way for socialized medicine, and threatens to take away the most cherished rights of We The People. "

A great summation!

Obama's illegal regime purporting to be our “federal government” is in fact illegitimate, invalid, and without ANY true Constitutional authority, we will continue to watch our Republic being lowered into the grave, and the leftists and Commies all have their shovels ready to cover it up with dirt into a nice big rounded pile.

God Save America!

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

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

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Executive Office of the Pres. the White House Office of Urban Affairs


Obama's CRIB ( formerly known as our White House - Wild Thing)

Thursday, February 19th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to take a coordinated and comprehensive approach to developing and implementing an effective strategy concerning urban America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. About 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas, and the economic health and social vitality of our urban communities are critically important to the prosperity and quality of life for Americans. Vibrant cities spawn innovation, economic growth, and cultural enrichment through the businesses, universities, and civic, cultural, religious, and nonprofit institutions they attract. Forward-looking policies that encourage wise investment and development in our urban areas will create employment and housing opportunities and make our country more competitive, prosperous, and strong. In the past, insufficient attention has been paid to the problems faced by urban areas and to coordinating the many Federal programs that affect our cities. A more comprehensive approach is needed, both to develop an effective strategy for urban America and to coordinate the actions of the many executive departments and agencies whose actions impact urban life.

Sec. 2. Establishment. There is established within the Executive Office of the President the White House Office of Urban Affairs (the "Office").

Sec. 3. Functions. The principal functions of the Office are, to the extent permitted by law:

(a) to provide leadership for and coordinate the development of the policy agenda for urban America across executive departments and agencies;

(b) to coordinate all aspects of urban policy;

(c) to work with executive departments and agencies to ensure that appropriate consideration is given by such departments and agencies to the potential impact of their actions on urban areas;

(d) to work with executive departments and agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget, to ensure that Federal Government dollars targeted to urban areas are effectively spent on the highest-impact programs; and

(e) to engage in outreach and work closely with State and local officials, with nonprofit organizations, and with the private sector, both in seeking input regarding the development of a comprehensive urban policy and in ensuring that the implementation of Federal programs advances the objectives of that policy.

Sec. 4. Coordination. In performing its functions, the Office shall work closely with all relevant executive departments and agencies, and offices and councils within the Executive Office of the President, including but not limited to:

(a) the Department of the Treasury;

(b) the Department of Justice;

(c) the Department of Commerce;

(d) the Department of Labor;

(e) the Department of Health and Human Services;

(f) the Department of Housing and Urban Development;

(g) the Department of Transportation;

(h) the Department of Energy;

(i) the Department of Education; and

(j) the Environmental Protection Agency.

Sec. 5. Administration. (a) The Office may work with established or ad hoc committees, task forces, and interagency groups.

(b) The Office shall have a staff headed by the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Urban Affairs (Director). The Director shall report jointly to the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison and to the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. The Office shall have such staff and other assistance as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this order.

(c) All executive departments and agencies shall cooperate with the Office and provide such information, support, and assistance to the Office as the Director may request, to the extent permitted by law.

Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) authority granted by law to a department, agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

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ACORN taking up permanent residence with the Chicago thug in Chief.

“By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, “

1 Have you ever read the Constitution?

2 What “authority”, grants you the power to do this?

3 Cities are for states to deal with. The only “federal city” is DC, and as we’ve seen the Feds have done a bang-up job on that place.

What the heck does the White House have to say about urban affairs anyway? Has the Constitutional Law Professor forgotten about these little enclaves we call States and that irritating thing known To OBAMA anyway known as the 10th Amendment?

It's blatantly obvious that he is still a scum bag community organizer and that's all he and his wife have ever cared about.

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UnProfessional Obama Hits Back At Rick Santelli's 'tea party' Rant

Obama hits back at 'tea party' rant

Spokesman says CNBC analyst should switch to drinking decaf


The White House apparently noticed yesterday when a CNBC analyst's impassioned critique of President Obama's mortgage-rescue plan became an Internet phenomenon.

At the presidential press briefing today, press secretary Robert Gibbs eagerly responded to a reporter's question about Rick Santelli's rant amid sympathetic, angry traders at the CME Group in Chicago.

"I've watched Mr. Santelli on cable the past 24 hours or so," Gibbs said, according to an account by the newssite Politico. "I'm not entirely sure where Mr. Santelli lives or in what house he lives, but the American people are struggling every day to meet their mortgages, stay in their jobs, pay their bills, send their kids to school.
"I think we left a few months ago the adage that if it was good for a derivatives trader that it was good for Main Street," the White House spokesman continued. "I think the verdict is in on that."

Santelli later responded to Gibbs in an MSNBC interview, pointing out his complaint was based more on philosophical differences than on details of the plan.

Gibbs contended Santelli "has argued, I think quite wrongly, that this plan won't help everyone."
"This plan helps people who have been playing by the rules. ... I would encourage him to read the president's plan. ... I'd be more than happy to have him come here to read it. I'd be happy to buy him a cup of coffee – decaf," Gibbs said with a smile in an obvious reference to Santelli's passion.

The spokesman showed reporters a copy of Obama's plan.

"Download it, hit print, and begin to read it," he said.

But Santelli wasn't the only one giving an emphatic thumbs down to Obama's economic policies yesterday. His nearly three-minute rant drew approving hoots and comments from nearby traders who apparently backed his contention that the Obama administration is promoting bad behavior that must be causing the founding fathers to roll over in their graves.

"We're thinking of having a Chicago Tea Party in July," Santelli told CNBC "Squawk Box" co-anchor Joe Kernan. "All you capitalists who want to show up at Lake Michigan, I'm going to start organizing."

Some viewers already are comparing Santelli's rant to the well-known scene from the movie "Network" in which character Howard Beale stands up in the middle of his newscast and declares, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

Santelli responds to Gibbs

Later today, MSNBC host Chris Matthews, on his "Hardball" program, invited Santelli to respond to Gibbs' comments.

Asked if he was offended, Santelli said he was a "little disappointed" but understood the presidential spokesman's stance.

"I guess I would say it this way," Santelli said, "When there are actually some details in the plan, I will pay more even attention to it. But my rant wasn't about the plan specifically, it was about a philosophical issue, Chris."
Referring to the government's intervention in household mortgage contracts, the CNBC analyst said, "The philosophical issue is this: In America, a card laid is a card played. OK. Contract law should be sacred. I don't know that any form of government should be able to come between a person who contracted with an institution and a person that signed on the dotted line."
Matthews later accused Santelli of "coming down hard on Barack."
"No, I'm not, I'm not coming down hard on Barack," Santelli replied. "I'm coming down hard on the notion that I don't see anywhere in the Constitution where if you work hard, you're looked at as being dispassionate, inhumane, because you won't let your government redistribute what you've worked hard for."
Santelli said he wants to leave his children "a legacy, not trillion-dollar deficits."
His offspring, he said should have "the ability to wake up every morning and try to be the best that they can be, and if they work hard and want to do things with the money they make, it should be there's, and it should be their decision."
"I don't understand why our leaders need to be in between that dynamic," he said.
'This is America'
Yesterday, Santelli said the administration should find out if the American people really want to "subsidize the losers' mortgages."
"Or would we like to at least buy cars and buy houses in foreclosure and give them to people that might have a chance to actually prosper down the road and reward people that could carry the water instead of drink the water?" he asked.

CNBC's Rick Santelli yesterday at the CME Group in Chicago

An unidentified trader on the floor near Santelli shouted out, "Hey Rick, that's a novel idea."

Co-anchor Kernan tried to humor Santelli, responding to the support from the traders by interjecting, "They're like putty in your hands."
"No they're not, Joe, they're not like putty in our hands. This is America."
Santelli then turned his back to the camera and dramatically asked the traders, "How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor's mortgage that has an extra bathroom and can't pay their bills? Raise (your) hand."

Boos went up from the floor as none of the traders appeared to raise their hands.

"President Obama, are you listening?" Santelli asked to the camera.
The unidentified trader to Santelli's right then leaned into the analyst and said loud enough to be picked up on microphone, "How 'bout we all stop paying our mortgages. It's a moral hazard."
Don't get scared, Joe," Santelli responded. "Cuba used to have mansions and a relatively decent economy. They moved from the individual to the collective, now they're driving '54 Chevys, maybe the last great car to come out of Detroit."
After an exchange with another guest, Santelli returned at the end of the segment, referring to the traders as a "pretty good statistical cross-section of America, the silent majority."
"Not-so-silent majority," said co-anchor Becky Quick.

Quick asked Santelli if the traders were opposed to other economic measures from the Obama administration, including the newly approved $787 billion stimulus plan.

"They're pretty much of the notion that you can't buy your way into prosperity," he replied. "And if the multiplier that all of these Washington economists are selling us is … that we never have to worry about the economy again, the government should spend a trillion dollars an hour, because we'll get 1.5 trillion back.
CNBC panelist Wilbur Ross, chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co., interjected, "Rick, I congratulate you on your new incarnation as a revolutionary leader."
"Somebody needs one," Santelli responded. "I'll tell you what, if you read our founding fathers, people like Benjamin Franklin and Jefferson, what we're doing in this country now is making them roll over in their graves."

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

Welcome to Capitalism Under Siege. God bless Rick Santelli!

You know this is so horrible, so unprofessional, the office of the President responding like this. Bush was attacked for 8 years and never did anything like this, neither did Reagan. I have never before heard an administration attack private citizens by name, whine endlessly about everything under the sun. and generally behave like a group of spoiled children who blame all their problems on everyone else.

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

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Obama's ACORN Group Breaks Into Home

Some community activists could face criminal charges after breaking into a home in Southeast Baltimore. Police were at the home Thursday night looking for fingerprints and other evidence.

The activists who staged the break-in belong to the Association of Community Organizations For Reform Now or ACORN. After snapping a lock with bolt cutters, ACORN member Louis Beverly told supporters "this is our house now."


ACORN Brownshirts break into foreclosed homes in acts of 'civil disobedience'

American Thinker

Rick Moran

There is little doubt that ACORN is feeling its oats now that one of their own is in the White House. The payback by Obama is just beginning and the only question in my mind is when we start calling these thugs "Obama's Brown Shirts?"

A community organization breaks into a foreclosed home in what they are calling an act of civil disobedience.
The group wants to train homeowners facing eviction on peaceful ways they can remain in their homes.
Derek Valcourt reports their actions are not without controversy.
Near Patterson Park, the padlock on the door and the sign in the window tells part of Donna Hanks foreclosure story.
“The mortgage went up $300 in one month,” said Hanks, former homeowner.
She says the bank refused to modify her loan and foreclosed, kicking her out of the house in September.
The community group ACORN calls Hanks a victim of predatory lending.
"This is our house now," said Louis Beverly, ACORN.
And on Thursday afternoon, they literally broke the foreclosure padlock right off the front door and then broke into the house, letting Hanks back in for the first time in months.

ACORN is seeking to destroy property rights as any good little marxist organization would. Once property rights are history, no one will be safe and people will scurry to the protection that Big Brother offers in order to save what little they have. Property rights guarantee our independence. And that just won't do for ACORN and their allies.

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

ACORN - when you absolutely positively need someone with less ability and intellect than you’ve got.

And because of Obama's stimulus bill hand out another problem now is that ACORN will have lots of money for lawyers.

“This is our house now,” said Louis Beverly, ACORN

Didn’t they say the same thing about the White House after Obama was elected? (eye roll)

These people need to be stopped! Breaking into homes is not ‘civil disobedience’. It reminds me of the reported tactics of ACORN busting into bank executive meetings to intimidate them into giving them loans in the first place.

They are going to be doing more of this.

ACORN Trains Citizens To Protest Home Foreclosures


A community organization breaks into a foreclosed home in what they are calling an act of civil disobedience. The group says it was staging similar demonstrations in six other cities nationwide while urging a moratorium on foreclosures. They want that until President Obama's stimulus plan begins on March 4. The plan is designed to help threatened homeowners.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me. The group wants to train homeowners facing eviction on peaceful ways they can remain in their homes.

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

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'Jailhouse Islam' Converts Gun Down U.S. Cops

'Jailhouse Islam' converts gun down U.S. cops

'This individual was very violent and was bent on killing someone'


After a man promised to murder a cop in cold blood and then shot him several times, authorities have revealed he is a suspected "jailhouse Islam" convert.

Rasheed Scrugs, 33, also known as Rasheed Abdulghaffer, shot Philadelphia Police Officer John Pawlowski, 25, with a .357 Magnum he hid in his black, three-quarter length jacket Feb. 13.

"Pawlowski didn't stand a chance," Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told Fox 29 News.

Detectives have been questioning Scrugs' prison friends to find out what motivation he had to kill the five-year veteran police officer. Scrugs reportedly planned to shoot at authorities when they responded to a report of a fight between him and a cab driver at 8:20 p.m.

"This individual was very violent and was bent on killing someone," Ramsey said.
Witness Manuel Dias, who works at a nearby newsstand, told detectives Scrugs said, "If you call the cop, I'll kill you and kill the cop."

The suspect then fired several shots at Pawlowski, hitting him above his bullet-proof vest. The officer fell to the ground, firing one shot before collapsing.

"As soon as the cop asked him to take his hand out of his pocket to give him something else, he just pulled the gun and shot the cop for no specific reason," Dias said.

Pawlowski's partner and another officer fired back and wounded Scrugs.

The suspect refuses to cooperate with detectives. According to the report, he told hospital workers he was high on drugs. Authorities say Scruggs had 19 packets of crack and 19 extra bullets in his pockets.

"I can't believe I shot a cop," he allegedly told the staff.

"Well, he's a cold blooded killer is what he is, and he knew exactly what it is he wanted to do," Ramsey told Fox 29 News.

Ramsey said the killer is believed to have converted in prison to radical Islam, or "jailhouse Islam."

Scrugs has been arrested nine times for robbery, car theft, weapons offenses and drugs, according to court records. In 1997, he was convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to serve 10 years in prison. However, he was released in 2002, but when he violated parole in 2004, he returned to prison for another year.

Just hours before the shooting, FBI agents briefed Ramsey about radical Islam and its growing threat to law enforcement.

"This is a radical form where certainly committing crime and killing police officers and so forth is part of it," Ramsey said.

The FBI and local Philadelphia authorities are also investigating another case in which an officer was murdered by three bank robbers dressed in female Muslim garb – also suspected to be "jailhouse Islam" converts.

Howard Cain and Levon Warner fired at Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, a 12-year veteran and father of three, with an SKS rifle, striking him several times May 3, 2008. Cain was killed by a K-9 officer while Warner was arrested and charged with murder, robbery, conspiracy and related offenses. Police arrested a third suspect, Eric Floyd, and found $38,000 in cash along with burqas in their vehicle.

"Since Steve Liczbinski got killed, this issue has really been something that has struck home here in Philadelphia," Ramsey told Fox 29.

On Sept. 19, 2006, Donald Van Duyn, deputy assistant director for the FBI counterterrorism division, testified before Congress about U.S. prisons presenting opportunities for the proselytizing of Sunni and Shia forms of radical Islam.

"Prison radicalization primarily occurs through anti-U.S. sermons provided by contract, volunteer, or staff imams, radicalized inmates who gain religious influence, and extremist media," he said. "Ideologies that radicalized inmates appear most often to embrace include or are influenced by the Salafi form of Sunni Islam (including revisionist versions commonly known as 'prison Islam') and an extremist view of Shia Islam similar to that of the government of Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah."

He said radicalized inmates may feel discriminated against in the U.S. or feel that the nation oppresses Muslims in other parts of the world.

"The feeling of perceived oppression, combined with their limited knowledge of Islam, especially for the converts, makes this a vulnerable population for extremists looking to radicalize and recruit," he said.

But wait LOOK at this! ...............

FOP seethes at judge in Pawlowski photo flap

The Fraternal Order of Police asked for the removal of a Municipal Court judge - whom the union called a "clown" - for turning over photographs of slain Police Officer John Pawlowski inside the district where the fallen cop worked.

But court officials argued that photos are prohibited to be on any jurist's bench when court is in session "to avoid any appearance of bias."

Judge Craig Washington had asked yesterday morning that 35th District police remove photos of Pawlowski, 25, from the makeshift courtroom where he was conducting preliminary hearings. He told Capt. John McCloskey that their presence in the courtroom was "inappropriate," McCloskey said.

He and Inspector Aaron Horne both refused Washington's request.

"At this time, the judge personally and brazenly overturned two of the officer's pictures in the courtroom," said FOP president John McNesby. The pictures, along with flowers and tribute notes, were part of a memorial to Pawlowski at the police station, at Broad and Champlost streets, in the city's Logan section. The court doubles as a roll-call room.

Bad move, said cops and the FOP.

"This courtroom is held in a police facility," said former FOP president Rich Costello, who referred to Washington as a "clown." "If the Municipal Court or the Common Pleas Court or any other court wants to come into a police facility, then they're going to honor police officers and honor our customs and traditions.
"You can't go anywhere in Philadelphia without some slain officer being memorialized, that's how many we're losing," Costello said. "Then to have the picture taken down less than a week before the officer is even buried shows insensitivity to an extreme degree."
"It's bad enough that police officers are being murdered by repeat violent offenders, which are let go by the same judges that we dealt with today," McNesby said. "If they don't like it, they can take their court, pack it up and go back to City Hall."

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

Why on earth are they letting this happen! Muslims have attacked our country more then once, there were two attacks on the WTC a few years apart. Muslims have attacked American embassy's, oh man so many things the list is too long to put here. So why are they letting these criminals in jail learn about the death cult so they can join up.

And that Judge, I could care less if it shows bias to have the photo there. IMO, the case is about the Policeman, so the photo should be there. I am so sick of this catering to criminals and not the victim. It happens everywhere, in too many courts and with too many lawyers.

....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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Lou Dobbs on the Second Amendment Under Fire

Concern mounts that the second amendment right to bear arms will soon be restricted.

Obama supports a punitive high excise tax on ammunition, making gun manufacturers liable for firearm abuse, and even a ban on the manufacture of hand guns. Eric Holder, Attorney General, is just as adamantly determined to restrict the freedoms guaranteed to citizens by the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

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

When Erick Holder makes the first gun grab, it will be the 2nd Shot Heard Around the World

How about if Erici Hholder himself has to go tell Ted Nuggent he must surrender his guns. I do not want him to send the BATF, an officer of the law or the FBI. I want to see that chicken shit go himself and do it. LOL

These power-mad Marxists are afraid of the Second Amendment for the exact reason the founders insisted on it being included in the Bill of Rights.

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Obamas Ask Progressives For Help At White House Cocktail Party

Obama And Michelle Ask Progressive Groups For Help Driving White House Agenda


The Plum Line

Political Punch

At a private White House cocktail reception last night for leaders of major progressive groups, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle appealed to these leaders and signaled that their groups would play a key role in driving the big progressive changes at the heart of the White House’s legislative agenda, an attendee tells me.

The message was that these groups would be valuable as a kind of progressive outside “echo chamber,” as the attendee puts it.

The party — which was organized by top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett — signals that the White House is moving forward with efforts to build coordination with outside progressive groups in order to drive the White House’s message and beat back its foes. As I reported recently, Jarrett is at the center of those efforts.

Obama didn’t give a talk, and the President, Michelle, and Joe Biden mingled informally with various groups of progressive leaders. The message, the attendee adds, was that “it’s very clear that there will need to be an echo chamber and a way for groups on the outside to build the case for big progressive legislation.”

“The gist was, `We’re gonna need people out there telling the story of the stimulus and telling the story about how much we need big health care reform and clean energy and green jobs,’” the attendee says.

Among those on the guest list:

Six House Democrats, six House Republicans, six Senate Democrats, six Senate Republicans. Their spouses are invited as well. Including press secretary Robert Gibbs, senior adviser David Axelrod, senior adviser Pete Rouse, and deputy chief of staff Mona Sutphen.

Jimmy Hoffa of the Teamsters; Mark Ayers, head of the Building and Construction Trades Department of AFL-CIO; Jerry McEntee of AFSCME; Randi Weingarten of AFT; Dennis Van Roekel of NEA; Carl Pope of Sierra Club; Andre Delattre of PIRGs; Janice McGee; Cecile Richardson of Planned Parenthood; Kathryn Kolbert of People For the American Way; Joe Solomonese of Human Rights Campaign; Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Jerry Hudson of SEIU; Andy Stern of SEIU; Eli Pariser and Justin Ruben of, Van Jones; Tom Donahue of the US Chamber of Commerce; Harry Alford of the National Black Chamber of Commerce; John Castellani of the Business Roundtable, VP Joe Biden.

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

All the guests are connected or head of a cause to undermine America. The communist "green" people, energy, socialized medicine, the tearing down of companies in favor of government, the taking of private property and guns, the abortion-on-demand borders, labor unions...the endless Affirmative Action justice...

Communism, in a word is the driving force of Obama since he was close to Frank Marshall Davis in Hawaii and has gone downhill via the Chicago Liberal machine to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Something tells me a certain smug jerk who used to be with the Weatherman Underground is smiling somewhere on the South Side of Chicago.

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February 20, 2009

Illinois Bill Would Require Gun Owners to Buy $1M in Liability Insurance

Illinois Bill Would Require Gun Owners to Buy $1M in Liability Insurance

Insurance Journal

An Illinois state lawmaker is proposing that gun owners be required to carry personal liability insurance of at least $1 million.

Rep. Kenneth Dunkin's bill seeks to amend the state's Firearm Owners Identification Card Act to provides that any person who owns a firearm in the state maintain a $1 million or higher policy of liability insurance "specifically covering any damages resulting from negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person."

Illinois State Representative Ken Dunkin with Barack Obama

A gun owner would be responsible after a firearm is lost or stolen until the loss or theft is reported to the police department or sheriff of the jurisdiction in which the owner resides.

Police would be empowered to pull the gun license of anyone who does not submit evidence of having the required insurance.

The measure is now in the House Rules Committee.

Illinois Gov/legislation


House Sponsors
Rep. Kenneth Dunkin

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance

430 ILCS 65/4.5 new
430 ILCS 65/8 from Ch. 38, par. 83-8

Synopsis As Introduced

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that any person who owns a firearm in this State shall maintain a policy of liability insurance in the amount of at least $1,000,000 specifically covering any damages resulting from negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person.
Provides that a person shall be deemed the owner of a firearm after the firearm is lost or stolen until such loss or theft is reported to the police department or sheriff of the jurisdiction in which the owner resides. Provides that the Department of State Police shall revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued under this Act if the Department finds that the person to whom such card was issued possesses or acquires a firearm and does not submit evidence to the Department of State Police that he or she has been issued in his or her name a liability insurance policy in the amount of at least $1,000,000 specifically covering any damages resulting from negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person. Effective January 1, 2010.

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

Wow..... "Under siege" doesn't even begin to cover it.

..."SHALL not be infringed."...

An insurance requirement represents an infringement.

Do criminals have to purchase this insurance too?

This is obviously a way to ban guns from the hands of honest, law-abiding responsible people
Criminals are not going to buy insurance!

Can you see the insurance application?
Employment _________________criminal
Last residence _____________federal prison

But then that’s the intention of all these gun laws anyway! Take guns from honest people and deliberately leave them in the hands of criminals.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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E.P.A. Expected to Regulate Carbon Dioxide

E.P.A. Expected to Regulate Carbon Dioxide

New York Times

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act for the first time to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists blame for the warming of the planet, according to top Obama administration officials.

The decision, which most likely would play out in stages over a period of months, would have a profound impact on transportation, manufacturing costs and how utilities generate power.

It could accelerate the progress of energy and climate change legislation in Congress and form a basis for the United States’ negotiating position at United Nations climate talks set for December in Copenhagen.

The environmental agency is under order from the Supreme Court to make a determination whether carbon dioxide is a pollutant that endangers public health and welfare, an order that the Bush administration essentially ignored despite near-unanimous belief among agency experts that research points inexorably to such a finding.

Lisa P. Jackson, the new E.P.A. administrator, said in an interview that she had asked her staff to review the latest scientific evidence and prepare the documentation for a so-called endangerment finding. Ms. Jackson said she had not decided to issue such a finding but she pointedly noted that the second anniversary of the Supreme Court decision, Massachusetts v. E.P.A., is April 2, and there is the wide expectation that she will act by then.
“We here know how momentous that decision could be,” Ms. Jackson said. “We have to lay out a road map.”

But let's look at Obama's pick Lisa P. Jackson

Obama’s pick for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be the first African American to head the Agency since its creation in 1970. She will be the fourth female administrator of the EPA, which seems to be a trend: four of the last seven EPA chiefs have been women. Jackson’s choice may be the only bright spot among Obama’s energy and environmental nominees. While in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Jackson’s record was one of generally cooperating with industry and streamlining permitting processes, often angering green activists who opposed any activity that made it easier to build or expand polluting facilities. Her handling of New Jersey’s Superfund sites has also come in for criticism, and her confirmation hearings could be ugly.

It’s possible that Jackson will be able to bring her business-friendly orientation to the EPA—but that depends on how much independence she is granted by Carol Browner, Obama’s eco-czar

Carol Browner

Carol Browner’s selection as “energy coordinator” (sometimes called energy czar) virtually guarantees that the Obama administration’s energy and environmental policies will be anything but moderate. Her two terms as EPA boss were marked by adversarialism, punitive enforcement actions, draconian tightening of environmental regulations, and the message that business is destructive of the environment and dishonest about the costs of environmental regulations. Browner’s capstone achievement, the tightening of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards in 1997, sparked legal battles that raged for nearly ten years and required resolution by the Supreme Court. Throughout the debate, Browner consistently denied that cost was any consideration in setting standards, despite findings by the Office of Management and Budget that the costs of the regulations would outweigh the benefits, and despite numerous studies showing that, on net, far more people would be harmed by the economic consequences of the new standards than would be helped by the incremental gains in air quality. As a result of this bruising battle, Browner made many enemies in both business and government.
When it comes to climate change, she is a disciple of Al Gore, for whom she worked from 1988 to 1991. Browner reportedly helped write much of Gore’s book Earth in the Balance, which called for a wrenching transformation of American society to make it “greener” and the elimination of the internal combustion engine in 25 years. Browner believes that “climate change is the greatest challenge ever faced,” and that the EPA is the agency to face it. Toward the end of her tenure as EPA chief, Browner gave the agency the authority to regulate greenhouse gases as a pollutant, despite the fact that such gases are barely mentioned in the Clean Air Act.

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

These people know this will ruin manufacturing and the government will have to take over in order to stop the “manufacturing crisis”.

This is not the science they promote... it is the religion....the church of Global Warming.

What the heck are they even thinking.... having us pay a half-cent tax per breath? OK Everyone, slow down your breathing!

I was going to say, “Don’t hold your breath.” But I think the new laws will require just that. If you social security number ends in an even number, you can breath during even number minutes, odd numbers breath druing odd minutes.

My challenge to the global warming crowd still stands:

Go “carbon-free” for one year.

If there are any survivors I’d be happy to hear their stories how it worked out.

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

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Astronauts Arrive at Qatar To Visit Troops

U.S. Army Spc. Caroline Truesdale, from Asheville, N.C., Lt. Col. Robert S. Kimbrough, NASA astronaut, and Spc. Christine Wilson, from Lanoka Harbor, N.J., at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Feb. 2. "They make me want to go to space too!" said Army Truesdale, after talking with the team of space travelers. "They said it only takes 8 1/2 minutes to get there - but it'd be the longest 8 1/2 minutes of my life!" Kimbrough was a crew member during the STS-126 space mission in November 2008. He performed two spacewalks during his work on the International Space Station, logging a total of 12 hours and 52 minutes in extravehicular activities. Six STS-126 crew members were visiting service members in the Middle East and Germany, to show support while sharing experiences. The two-week trip is a first for Armed Forces Entertainment.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jimmy Do, from Anaheim, Calif., meets Navy Capt. Stephen G. Bowden, NASA astronaut, at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Feb. 2. "I just wanted to shake their hands and thank them for coming," said Do. Bowden was a crew member during the STS-126 space mission in November 2008. During his work on the International Space Station, he performed three spacewalks. Six STS-126 crew members were visiting servicemembers in the Middle East and Germany, to show support while sharing experiences.

"I wish I had the time to become an astronaut," said U.S. Army Spc. Andre Reece, from Brooklyn, N.Y., after meeting Lt. Col. Robert S. Kimbrough, NASA astronaut, at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Feb. 2. "As a kid, everyone wants to be one at some point." Kimbrough was a crew member during the STS-126 space mission in November 2008. He performed two spacewalks during his work on the International Space Station, logging a total of 12 hours and 52 minutes in extravehicular activities. Six STS-126 crew members were visiting service members in the Middle East and Germany, to show support while sharing experiences.

Astronauts Arrive at Qatar

By Dustin Senger
Area Support Group - Qatar Public Affairs


“I am amazed at how down to earth they are!” said U.S. Army Capt. Shawn Reynolds, from Lavergne, Tenn., after meeting six STS-126 space mission crew members at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Feb. 2.

The astronauts were visiting U.S. service members in the Middle East and Germany, to show support while sharing experiences during the crew’s November 2008 space mission. The two-week trip is a first for Armed Forces Entertainment.

“I always dreamed about going to space as a tourist,” said Reynolds. “We’ve had other celebrities here, but astronauts have accomplished something very unique – truly astonishing.”

The six-person team included: Navy Capt. Chris Ferguson, mission commander, Air Force Col. Eric Boe, pilot; Donald Pettit, mission specialist; Navy Capt. Steve Bowen; mission specialist; Navy Capt. Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, mission specialist; and Army Lt. Col. Shane Kimbrough, mission specialist.

"Although our jobs are different, we know its tough being away from family and friends – and being far from home,” said Ferguson in a NASA press release on Jan. 22. “As a military family, we know that support and a pat on the back go a long way."
“It’s a very joint environment here, but there is nothing more joint than NASA,” said Air Force Capt. Aubrey Davis, from Woodbury, Minn. “They were concise with explanations and allowed us plenty of time to talk to them. They have an intense mission that takes a lot of preparation.”
“Most of them are in the military, so they can relate to what we go through,” said Army Spc. Christine Wilson, from Lanoka Harbor, N.J. Five of the six visiting crew members are military officers. “Astronauts train at my home station, Fort Bliss. I pulled security for a shuttle landing once.”
“They make me want to go to space too!” said Army Spc. Caroline Truesdale, from Asheville, N.C. “They said it only takes 8 1/2 minutes to get there – but it’d be the longest 8 1/2 minutes of my life!”
“These are my heroes, right here,” said Army Spc. Andre Reece, Brooklyn, N.Y., after meeting the astronauts. “They have actually seen Earth! They told me it’s an amazing view.”
“I wish I had the time to become an astronaut,” said Reece. “As a kid, everyone wants to be one at some point.”

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A Little Time Out

ROTFL..... ..... Obama getting Kentucky Fried Chicken thrown instead of shoes



LOL this is great, because Obama and his ego keep telling us how he did it all by himself. He wants the credit for everything. He won't listen to anyone else unless they worship him and agree with him. Intimidates those who don't agree with him and whines on and on about those that said no to him. I bet we will be hearing how the Republicans voted NO on the stimulus bill for months.


A protest march that many would be willing to join in. hahahaha

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

LMAO good ones ! These are all from RAC.

......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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College Ousts Marine for LEGALLY Concealed Gun

Marine that was ousted Jeffrey Maxwell

College ousts Marine for legally concealed gun


A Marine has been arrested, suspended from college and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation for bringing a handgun and knife to campus – even though he holds a concealed carry permit issued by the state.

"They put me in cuffs as quick as they could and hauled me off," Western Oregon University student Jeffrey L. Maxwell told Portland's KATU-TV. "With my concealed weapons permit, I thought I was well within my rights to carry it. I never remember signing away my right to keep and bear arms."

Campus police arrested Maxwell, a 30-year-old junior, Jan. 28 after someone reported seeing a knife in his pocket. Maxwell was cooperative when authorities detained him. When they asked if he had any other weapons, he politely informed them he had a loaded two-shot .22 caliber Derringer and pocket knives in his possession. He also said he carried a rifle in his truck.

Monmouth police took Maxwell into custody for violation of ORS 166.370, possession of a firearm in a public building. Kevin Starrett, president of the Oregon Firearms Federation, said Maxwell was forced to sit at the police station for three hours after the district attorney told police to charge him.

"The law is absolutely clear that Jeffrey was not doing anything illegal, and this district attorney doesn't know that?" he told WND. "They can't figure out to read three lines and one section of the law?"

Polk County District Attorney Stan Butterfield dropped charges against Maxwell Feb. 10.

"I believe the Monmouth Police Department issued the citation in good faith and that there was an arguable violation," Butterfield wrote in an e-mail obtained by KATU. "However, a careful reading of the statute and the facts led me to conclude the charge was not in the best interest of justice."

Nonetheless, a Western Oregon University student disciplinary panel has determined that Maxwell may not re-enroll at the college until a mental health professional determines that he is not a threat to himself or the public. The panel consisted of four unnamed students and one university staff member. Maxwell asked for a public hearing, but his request was denied.

"These were children on the panel who were judging him," Starrett said. "These people were in elementary school when Jeff was serving his country in the Marine Corps. I looked at these kids thinking, these kids are judging this guy?"

As soon as the hearing was over, the panel closed and locked the doors, he said. Suddenly, nearly 50 people standing outside heard a burst of laughter coming from the room.

"We were like, 'What the hell is going on in there?'" Starrett said. "I've never seen anything like it."

The panel also demanded that Maxwell submit a 10-page essay on the importance of following the law, accepting responsibility for his actions and recognizing the impact of possessing weapons on a college campus before he will be allowed to return next spring.

University policy prohibits people from carrying weapons, even if they have state-issued permits. But Maxwell and his attorney are fighting the decision – saying the school's rule undermines Oregon state law and violates his right to carry firearms into public buildings.

"They had no interest in the Oregon state law," Maxwell told KATU. "They didn't want to hear anything pertaining to the law. They only wanted to hear what was pertaining to the student codes of conduct."
Starrett said, "It was clearly an effort to humiliate him. Every time someone exercises their rights they need to get their head examined? It's unnerving stuff."

But Oregon State Reps. Bruce Hanna, R-Roseburg, and Kim Thatcher, R-Keizer, wrote a letter to Oregon University System Chancellor George Pernsteiner asking the college to discard policies that undermine rights of gun owners who possess permits, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

"I hope the universities will recognize that those with concealed handgun licenses are legally able to bring their arms on campus," Thatcher said.

The Oregon Firearms Federation is demanding Maxwell reinstatement, an apology and compensation for the student. Maxwell has written a letter of appeal to the school.

"It's a letter of his position on why they're wrong, and that's the process," Starrett said. "That's been sent. Now, what we're expecting is just for them to blow it off, and then we file our lawsuit."

When asked why he carried the weapons on campus, Maxwell said he was concerned about his and other students' safety after the April 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech.

"When Marines hear gunfire, we don't run from it. We run toward it," Maxwell told KATU. "I kind of thought of myself as one of the good guys – the one who, if something happened at school, was going to step in and save everybody else."

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

God bless this Marine, he did nothing wrong. If I was attending school again I would LOVE to know there was a Marine on campus that had a concealed weapon. I would feel much safer and thank him 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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Benjamin Netanyahu Endorsed As Israel PM

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel may soon have a hardline, Right-wing government that may prove an exceptionally difficult partner for America's new administration. Photo: GETTY

Benjamin Netanyahu endorsed as Israel PM


Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel's Right-wing Likud party, has won the endorsement of Israel's 'kingmaker' in a crucial step towards becoming prime minister.

Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party, formally recommended that President Shimon Peres send for Mr Netanyahu and make him prime minister. Consequently, Israel may soon have a hardline, Right-wing government that may prove an exceptionally difficult partner for America's new administration.

Mr Lieberman, who won the balance of power in the Knesset, or parliament, in the general election on Feb 10, had been careful to maximise his bargaining power. Having thrown his weight behind the Likud leader, he will almost certainly be rewarded with a senior cabinet post in the new government, possibly the finance ministry.

During a meeting with Mr Peres, Mr Lieberman said: “We are recommending Benjamin Netanyahu only in the framework of a broad government. There must be a government of the three large parties, Likud, Kadima, Yisrael Beiteinu.”

But shortly afterwards Tzipi Livni, the foreign minister and Mr Netanyahu’s rival for the premiership, told her Kadima party that she would go into opposition, thwarting the creation of a broad coalition government. “We must be an alternative of hope and go into opposition,” she said.

Both the Likud leader and Mr Lieberman had hoped to have her on board. He had said that that both Miss Livni and Mr Netanyahu, who is popularly known as “Bibi”, should be willing to compromise in the interests of the country.

Miss Livni, who came first in the election with 28 seats in the 120-seat Knesset, had proposed a “rotating premiership” whereby she and Mr Netanyahu, who came second with 27 seats, would take it in turns to be prime minister for two years each.

“Bibi has to get used to talk of a broad government and not a narrow government, and Tzipi has to get used to there not being rotation,” said Mr Lieberman before his rebuff from the Kadima leader.

Instead, Mr Netanyahu is left with the prospect of being the most moderate member of a government of the hard Right.

He risks being seen as the key obstacle to any progress towards peace with the Palestinians as a narrow, Right-wing Israeli government would probably have difficult relations with President Barack Obama’s administration, an outcome that Mr Netanyahu is especially anxious to avoid.

Miss Livni’s decision leaves Mr Netanyahu at the helm of hardline government which would, at best, face paralysis over progress towards a peace settlement.

“Kadima won’t be the fig leaf for a government of paralysis,” said Miss Livni.
Earlier, in a note sent to Ehud Olmert, the caretaker prime minister, Miss Livni made clear that she would not serve under Mr Netanyahu.

After Mr Lieberman’s decision, President Peres may now formally invite Mr Netanyahu to form a coalition. If the Likud leader achieves this within 28 days, he will become prime minister.

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

Obama will be upset.... tra la la la la, Bibi is the last person the Obama camp followers want to see as Israel’s PM, with the possible exception of maybe Rush Limbaugh.

Like his brother who was killed in action at Entebbe, Netanyahu served in an elite IDF combat unit. The Messiah was a “community organizer” and a Chicago political thug. Netanyahu has more honor, integrity, discipline and character than Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama can ever imagine.

Too bad Bibi wasn’t PM when Bush was president. They would have kicked butt together in the Middle East.

....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 FAULT Dow Ends at Lowest Close in More Than 6 Years

Dow ends at lowest close in more than 6 years



An important psychological barrier gave way on Wall Street Thursday as the Dow Jones industrials fell to their lowest level in more than six years. The Dow broke through a bottom reached in November, pulled down by sharp declines in key financial shares. It was the lowest ending for the Dow since Oct. 9, 2002, when the last bear market bottomed out.

The market's inability to rally signals that investors see no immediate end for the recession, which is already 14 months old and one of the most severe in decades. Investors also haven't been impressed with two major economic initiatives from the Obama administration this week, an economic stimulus package and a mortgage relief plan.

"It is definitely, definitely a blow to psychology," said Quincy Krosby, chief investment strategist at The Hartford, referring to the Dow's finish. "There is more pessimism in the market as to when the economy is going to pick up steam."

The Dow had been teetering close to November bottom since Tuesday, when the index tumbled 300 points on worries about the economy and the stability of banks in Eastern Europe. Stocks had barely finished above the November low on Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Thursday, worries about financial and technology stocks weighed on the market, with steep drop-offs in financial bellwethers like Citigroup and Bank of America leading the way downward. Both stocks ended down about 14 percent.

"The Dow represents, to the average investor, the American economy," Krosby said. While professional investors often look at indexes like the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the Dow's slide is an unwelcome milestone. "It's a tenet of the market, selling begets selling. You're going to see the market on guard."

Dan Cook, senior market analyst at IG Markets, said the Dow's move lower is unnerving because without that level of support some investors worry there is little to keep stocks from falling farther.

"It's kind of like if we're walking across a frozen pond. If that ice starts to crack a bit we're going to be very wary," he said.

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

Absolutely NO confidence in Obama from Wall Street as it should be. People do not like what they are seeing from B.Hussein Obama. The people who are the engine of our economy are depressed and disheartened by the Obama regime. 2700 points down since the election.

Obama has no idea how to inspire, no idea what America is about, the American Dream. He is negative and filled with his own hate filled world that goes into all he does. Resentment, jealousy, and wanting control over others. The worst thing IMO that could ever have happed to Obama was the worship he received, the media fawning over him. It all fed into his insanity.

Obama is NOT a leader by example and he never will be. He is a victim in his mind, his thinking is that of a victim wanting to get even and that is how he will run things. Making more victims to try and push himself more and more into their savior because he cannot do it by being a man to look up to.

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"Taking Chance" Airs This Sat, Feb 21st

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.

Delaware Online

DOVER -- A new HBO movie promises insight into how the remains of fallen service men and women are prepared and shipped for funeral and burial from Dover Air Force Base to locations around the country.

"Taking Chance,” which will premiere at 8 p.m. Saturday, is based on the first-person account of Marine Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, who volunteered in April 2004 to escort a fallen Marine from DAFB to Dubois, Wyo.

“USO Delaware staff and volunteers have an almost 18-year history of supporting the families, escorts, honor guard teams and commanders who provide dignity, honor and respect during the dignified transfers of our fallen heroes 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Cote said.

"Taking Chance"


Date: Saturday Feb. 21st

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST



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

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It's about Valor, Honor and Respect.

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February 19, 2009

Traders REVOLT CNBC Host Calls for New "Tea Party"

Trader Buzz on the Government's Plan

The trading floor buzz on whether the government's plan to save the economy will actually help the markets, with Jason Roney, Sharmac Capital; Wilbur Ross Jr., WL Ross & Co. and CNBC's Rick Santelli


In case the other lilnk does not work....... you can also CLICK HERE.

VIDEO: 'The government is promoting bad behavior... do we really want to subsidize the losers' mortgages... This is America! How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor's mortgage? President Obama are you listening? How about we all stop paying our mortgage! It's a moral hazard'... SEE VIDEO

Awesome video. Rick Santelli has for months been forcefully advocating for allowing the market to correct its own excesses.

This morning on Rush Limbaugh show:It was his opening story today.

Rush: "This is talking truth to immorality. ... This is the pulse of revolution."

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

Liberty rings the bell again!!!

Capitalists understand the issues completely.

Viva la Revolution!!!!!
Rick Santelli echos Paul Revere. The silent majority is getting fed up with Obama and the Dem socialists.

Obama is incompetent, a demagogue, an ideologue, a Marxist...whatever description you want to give, Americans are rejecting it because it is anti-American values for the past 250+ years. He makes the classic mistake of changing too much too fast, and most people don't want that kind of change anyway. We fought for Independence against these very policies. The French Revolution was started over behavior like this from the aristocracy. At some point, the people revolt.

This issue is easy for Americans to understand (like the House Banking scandal, for example): Responsible people DO NOT want to pay for the irresponsible.


I just checked and it looks like they have changed the video at the link. DANG! What the heck do we live in China with controlled media or what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check it too and see if it works for you. I will try to see if I can find it at YouTube. This is horrible if they took the video away and switched it.

This one still works......


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In Country With Our Troops in Afghanistan

Army Capt. Paul Roberts, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, commander, gives the night security plan to Army 1st Lt. John Grant, 3rd Platoon leader for A Troop before dark. The scouts had to wait out the night in the location, securing it for transports coming through the area.


Combat Outpost: exclusive film from the Afghan frontlineAs US and the UK forces struggle for a way forward in Afghanistan, John D McHugh's unique film from one of the US military's most dangerous outposts shows just how western forces are losing ground to the Taliban



And there is also this article..........

6-4 Cavalry Scouts Take Tough Mission to Northeast Afghanistan

3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division

By Army Staff Sgt. David Hopkins
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division


Cavalry Scouts of Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, along with the Afghan national army, perform regular missions along the unpaved roadways in the Konar province of northeastern Afghanistan.

“We do about 20 to 25 missions a month,” said Army Capt. Paul Roberts, HHT commander, an Altus, Okla., native. “We do Combat Logistics Patrol over watch, night patrols, route recon.”

Recently, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Soldiers conducted a CLP over watch at one of the most frequently attacked locations along the main road running through their area of operations. They were called on to guard a convoy of supply trucks and military vehicles as they passed through the dangerous stretch to transport supplies to out posts in the region.

“CLP over watch missions are the hardest. They require the most combat power and there are a lot of moving parts,” Roberts said.

The location the scouts were watching has been attacked several times over the preceding months, including a large attack on a convoy last October wounding four American service members in a close-range ambush.

During the latest mission, the scouts sat on a plateau along the river where they have a vantage point along the road, while a group of Afghan national army soldiers headed up a mountainside to set up a position with a view from above.

As they scan the road, the valley and the hillsides, they watch cars and trucks, children playing in the small village, goat herders or any other movement for possible threat. They use binoculars, laser range-finders and the naked eye, and they watch and wait for the convoy to come through.

The scouts saw some suspicious signs along the road and on the mountain ridges, but the mission went off without incident. The supplies were delivered and no shots were fired. This is not always the case for the cavalry scouts. They are frequently attacked and have to counterattack. However, the scouts are well trained for such attacks and for the mission, and they are gaining experience with every operation they perform.

“I’m really proud of my guys,” Roberts said. “They’ve been doing exactly what I expect of Cavalry scouts. They are out there all the time doing a tough job.”

The scouts’ leadership has many hopes for the future of their troop, but their main hope is for the Afghan national security forces.

“My biggest hope for the future of the unit is for the ANSF guys,” Roberts said. “My hope is that all the ANSF guys get better and take on more responsibility, extending the face of the government, take the fight to the bad guys. Until then we’ll be there doing our job.”

A Headquarters and Headquarters Troop , 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, humvee sits on a plateau overlooking the route of a Combat Logistics Patrol that is coming their way to deliver supplies to the area. The scouts were there to watch for enemy activity and protect the patrol from attack.

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Prayers for our troops and for all those fighting against the terrorists. I am praying too that Obama will see we cannot fight this war without giving our military all they need. He HAS GOT TO realize this and stop with the cut backs.

This is from Military news updates:

There are 38,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan today and about 19,000 other troops from 42 different countries.

The 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team was the most recent reinforcement to Afghanistan. The Fort Drum, N.Y.- based unit has begun operations in Regional Command East.
In addition, the 82nd Airborne Division's Combat Aviation Brigade based at Fort Bragg, N.C., will deploy to Afghanistan later this spring. Aviation assets are needed in the rough terrain of Afghanistan.
Army Gen. David D. McKiernan has asked for another brigade combat team, or its equivalent. McKiernan is the commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

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Fort Lewis Stryker Brigade Being Sent to Afghanistan

The deployment of the 5th SBCT marks the first time the Army has sent a Stryker brigade to Afghanistan.


Pursuant to President Obama’s decision today, Secretary Gates ordered the deployment of two additional combat units, totaling more than 12,000 troops, to Afghanistan.
The 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB), from Camp Lejeune, N.C., with approximately 8,000 Marines will deploy to Afghanistan in late Spring 2009.
The 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division from Ft. Lewis, Wash., will deploy approximately 4,000 soldiers to Afghanistan in mid-summer 2009. This Stryker Brigade and the MEB will deploy to increase the capabilities of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
Approximately 5,000 additional troops to support these combat forces will receive deployment orders at a later date.

Lewis SBCT part of Afghanistan increase

Army Times

Soldiers from the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, of Fort Lewis, Wash., will deploy to Afghanistan this summer as part of an increase in forces there, a senior Army official told Army Times.

The deployment of the 5th SBCT marks the first time the Army has sent a Stryker brigade to Afghanistan. The brigade is the Army’s newest Stryker brigade. Its approximately 4,000 soldiers are training at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

He declined to say where the 5th SBCT might be stationed once they arrive in Afghanistan.

He did confirm that commanders on the ground in Afghanistan asked specifically for the capabilities of a Stryker brigade.

No decisions have been made about which brigade might backfill the 5th SBCT for its original mission in Iraq, the senior Army official said.

“The reasonable assumption is we’re planning to replace them in Iraq,” he said.

The long-standing requirement of two Stryker brigades in Iraq has not changed, he said. The two SBCTs in Iraq now are the 56th SBCT from the Pennsylvania National Guard and 1st SBCT, 25th Infantry Division, of Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

“There’s going to be some significant … work associated with backfilling [5th SBCT] in Iraq,” the senior Army official said. “With this announcement there’s going to be an increased frequency in deployments for Stryker brigades.”

Other Army units that have been called to boost boots on the ground in Afghanistan are 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, of Fort Drum, N.Y., and the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C. The 10th Mountain soldiers are already in Afghanistan and the CAB is expected to deploy in the spring.

Other units, also known as enablers, likely will be sent to Afghanistan to support the combat troops, the senior Army official said. He declined to specify which combat support or combat service support units might be remissioned to Afghanistan.

Army Times has reported that the 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, an Army Reserve unit from Florida, will deploy to Afghanistan later this month instead of to Kuwait as had been originally planned.

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'Fairness Doctrine'

White House: Obama Opposes 'Fairness Doctrine' Revival

A White House spokesman tells President Obama opposes any move to bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine.

FOX News

President Obama opposes any move to bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine, a spokesman told Wednesday.

"As the president stated during the campaign, he does not believe the Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated," White House spokesman Ben LaBolt told

That was after both senior adviser David Axelrod and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs left open the door on whether Obama would support reinstating the doctrine.

A closer look is more truthful

Obama Declares War on Conservative Talk Radio

American Thinker

November 2008
By Jim Boulet, Jr.

Barack Obama sought to silence his critics during his 2008 campaign. Now, with the ink barely dry on this November's ballots, Obama has begun a war against conservative talk radio.

Obama is on record as saying he does not plan an exhumation of the now-dead "Fairness Doctrine". Instead, Obama's attack on free speech will be far less understood by the general public and accordingly, far more dangerous.

The late community organizer Saul Alinsky taught his followers to strike hard from an unexpected direction, an approach known as Alinsky jujitsu.

Obama himself not only worked as an organizer for an Alinsky offshoot organization, Chicago's Developing Communities Project, but would go on to teach classes in Alinsky's beliefs and methods.

"Alinsky jujitsu" as applied to conservative talk radio means using vague rules already on the books to threaten any station which dares to air conservative programs with the loss of its valuable broadcast license.

Team Obama and the "localism" weapon

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule in question is called "localism." Radio and television stations are required to serve the interests of their local community as a condition of keeping their broadcast licenses.

Obama needs only three votes from the five-member FCC to define localism in such a way that no radio station would dare air any syndicated conservative programming.

Localism is one of the rare issues on which Obama himself has been outspoken.

On September 20, 2007, Obama submitted a pro-localism written statement to an FCC hearing held at the Chicago headquarters of Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.'s Operation Push.

Furthermore, the Obama transition team knows all about the potential of localism as a means of silencing conservative dissent. The head of the Obama transition team is John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress.

In 2007, the Center for American Progress issued a report, The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio. This report complained that there was too much conservative talk on the radio because of "the absence of localism in American radio markets" and urged the FCC to "[e]nsure greater local accountability over radio licensing.

For the rest of the article........PLEASE CLICK is rather long and detailed, but excellent.

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

If we look at what Obama did during the campaign, his intimidation of people, interviewers on radio shows like the ones here in Florida that he complained about and they were silenced. The Team Obama thing in PA and Missouri and how Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt strongly criticized Barack Obama's campaign for their attempts to intimidate those who would speak out against Obama with stickers on their cars, talk radio, signs or even something a non Obama person might say, etc. Their names were to be turned in and arrested even for the day. the Obama campaign operates behind the scenes, the brutal ruthlessness, the smear tactics abounded during the campaign. I will never as long as I live forget all of that. I never dreamed that kind of thing would happen in our country.

Obama wants localism, it is the stealth move. Just like all the garbage in this porkulus package. Keeping it from being read and forcing everyone to vote on it unread. Obama saying there was a crisis over and over in every speech leading up to last Friday.

I truly believe B. Hussein Obama and all this talk about the fairness doctrine ( from Democrats ) is currently a smoke and mirrors move because localism is about to be implemented.

Think of it like a magician. Localism is in the left hand, while everybody is trying to get you to focus in on the right hand which contains the fairness doctrine.

“no no, look over here. That’s right”

....Thank you Mark for sending the article to me.

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

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Attorney Gen.Eric Holder US Remains A “a nation of cowards”

Holder: 'Nation of cowards' on race


Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that despite advances, the United States remains “a nation of cowards” on issues involving race.

“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been, and we, I believe, continue to be, in too many ways, a nation of cowards,” Holder said in remarks to his staff in honor of Black History Month. His comments appear on a transcript provided by the Justice Department.
“Even as we fight a war against terrorism; deal with the reality of electing an African-American, for the first time, as the president of the United States; and deal with other significant issues of the day, the need to confront our racial past and to understand our racial present, and to understand the history of African people in this country — that all endures,” the attorney general added.
“Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about things racial.”

Holder said that the Department of Justice, in particular, bears a singular responsibility.

“And we, in this room, bear a special responsibility,” he said. “Through its work and through its example, the Department of Justice — this Department of Justice — as long as I'm here, must and will leave the nation to the new birth of freedom so long ago promised by our greatest president. This is our duty, this is our solemn responsibility.”
Holder said that the country is now a “fundamentally different” place than it used to be, but that the nation “still had not come to grips with its racial past, nor has it been willing to contemplate, in a truly meaningful way, the diverse future it is fated to have.”
“To our detriment, this is typical of the way in which this nation deals with issues of race,” he said.

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

Obama - crisis, crisis, crisis, crisis, doom, gloom, catastrophe

Holder- coward, race cowards, cowards.

This sort of language is completely out of line for an Attorney General. This is the type of trash talking you'd expect from Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. Utterly inappropriate and a disgrace to the office of the Attorney General.

Democrats sure love to insult our country and we the people. He mentions electing a black president as if it means almost nothing or is even a problem. And Michael Stelle who is a good guy head of the RNC. Oh yeah, and he’s a black attorney general. Real racial problem we have.

Hey Eric, you hypocritical coward, you wanna talk about unresolved racial issues?

Why don't you start addressing THIS one?

"The National Black Republican Association has issued a petition to Barack Hussein Obama, the leader of the Democratic Party, requesting that Obama issue a formal proclamation of apology for the Democratic Party's 150-year history of racism.
We recognize that this is likely too much to ask of the oh so "racially sensitive" Democrats who want us to ignore their racist past and failed socialism that have caused so much harm to black Americans. So we will not hold our breath waiting for their response."

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's First Tour

Hillary Clinton's first stop was Tokyo , the first stop on her weeklong tour of Asia, which also includes stops in Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, and China.


Day One on Hillary Tour

Clinton Warns North Korea Against Missile Launch

Hillary Blames Bush For North Korean Nukes

Clinton warns North Korea during Tokyo visit


During her plane trip, she implicitly criticized the Bush administration for abandoning the so-called 1994 Agreed Framework with North Korea, reached during President Bill Clinton's first term in the White House, which called for the North to give up its plutonium-based weapons program.

Day Two Hillary Tour

Hillary Bashes Christians for the terrorists Attacks

Clinton Says U.S. Seeks Unity With Muslim World

Washington Post

Clinton, who on Wednesday will travel to Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, told students at Tokyo University that "this is one of the central security challenges we face -- as to how to better communicate in a way that gets through the rhetoric and through the demagogy and is heard by people who can make judgments about what we stand for and who we truly are."
Clinton's remarks came in response to a question about the "prejudice" in the United States against Muslims because of terrorism, a term she rejected forcefully, pointing to the history of Christians. "I am a Christian," she said. "Through the centuries we have had many people who have done terrible things in the name of Christianity. They have perverted the religion."

Rally at Jakarta's presidential palace February 18, 2009. U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Indonesia on Wednesday for a goodwill visit to the world's most populous Muslim nation.

Day Three Hillary Tour

Hillary apologizes for American crimes


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton moved Wednesday to boost U.S. ties with the world's most populous Muslim nation and its neighbors, pledging a new American willingness to work with and listen to Indonesia and the rest of Southeast Asia.
Her message was received warmly by officials in Jakarta, the childhood home of President Barack Obama, although small and scattered protests were held in several cities, with some Islamic hard-liners setting tires on fire and others throwing shoes at caricatures of Clinton.

The arrival of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Indonesia sparks anti-U.S. protests, with signs and caricatures of Clinton. Several protesters were arrested by police. (Feb. 18)

Notice that the Muslims never want to improve their image with the US.


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

Democrats just can't leave the country without bashing it. I wish one day they would just stay away and not come back. Carter, Kerry, Bill Clinton and that apology tour he made years ago, and now Hillary. ENOIUGH!

Why isn't Hillary going to India? She's in Japan, Korea, Indonesia and China but no India? What the heck is this administration trying to tell us and the world? Oh wait, I had forgotten, India is hated by their dear terrorist friends and since Hillary is kissing up to the Muslims.....well that explains it then.

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Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean Homecoming

Glenn talks with the wives of Compean and Ramos

Border agents celebrate homecoming


Former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean left their cells in solitary confinement to reunite with their families in El Paso, Texas, today.

"He said, 'I love you.' And he just embraced me," Monica Ramos said on Fox News' Glenn Beck television show today in the first interview following their release.

The Bureau of Prisons has instructed them to wear ankle bracelets and refrain from speaking to the press until their official release date.

"It was wonderful," Ramos said of her exciting day. "It's gone by pretty fast, so we can only hope the next 33 days go as fast."

Ramos said their children are "extremely excited" about seeing their father.

"They had a couple of minutes with their father, here," she said. "It's really overwhelming for them. They finally hugged their dad, and they know it's real. In time, I think we'll begin the healing process."

She said her husband looked relieved when she first saw him in the airport.

"He just looked around, just very appreciative, looking around and just absorbing the environment that he was in."

Patty Compean told the Glenn Beck television show that her family needed time to spend with Jose before participating in interviews.

"They've been in solitary confinement without any human contact except for the guards and visitors for two years," Patty Compean told WND when she first learned of the commutation. "Things have changed. Jose's been gone for two years. That's a lot to take in."

Several media personalities asked to witness the homecoming, including Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, but Patty said her family is not ready for the crowd.

"Everybody has contributed in one way or another to this," she told WND. "Honestly, at this point, I'd love to have people there, but at the same time, I want to have that moment for us. It's been two years."

Beck asked why Ramos would ever consider returning to law enforcement positions when the government "sold him down the river."

"Well, he may not trust his government, but he loves his country," Botsford replied. "He wants to serve, as he has done with honor and distinction in the past. And that's what his career aspirations are and hopefully we'll get them both back to that spot if that's what they so desire."

In the interview with Beck, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, summarized a number of falsehoods Congress had been told about the border agents' case.

"We were told that these two border agents went out that day to shoot an illegal, which is an absolute lie," he said. "We were also told that they knew that the drug dealer was unarmed. That is a lie. They both believed him to be armed. But, most importantly, the U.S. attorney's office told us … that the drug dealer didn't bring in drugs a second time. … I figured out that was a lie, too."
He continued, "Both these individuals were political prisoners. We want to get to the bottom of what the involvement of the Mexican government was in prosecuting these two guys. "

Poe said he believes that there's a real problem on both sides of the border and that this was the only case where the U.S. attorney's office went on a "nationwide Madison Avenue PR stunt" to justify prosecution.

"It just seems like there's a rat in the room," Poe said. "And we want to get rid of it."

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

I am so happy for these two men and for their families. God bless all of them.

....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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Incredible Footage of a Rescue at Niagara Fall

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

God bless the firefighters for what they do. This is amazing and very scary. I have no idea how the man got out there but he would have never survived without this rescue.

....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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February 18, 2009

Obama Signs Stimulus Bill Into Law and Putin Warns Against Socialism!


Obama Signs $787 Billion Stimulus Bill Into Law


Wild Thing's comment......

" The beginning of the end...." this and the time he admitted he was a Muslim will be so far the two times Obama actually spoke the truth in his life. This was no slip. He means that this day “marks the beginning of the end.” It’s his purpose in life to end America as we know it. There’s no other explanation for his making such obviously stupid moves, unless they’re doing it on purpose.

Well I've heard it all now. A KGB thug lecturing us on capitalism! The world is truly upside down.

What a sad day for the US when even an ex-KGB boss has to warn the US against socialism. The only thing is, good grief, Putin should not speak so soon. Putin has brought a level of state ownership in Russia not seen since Soviet times, and much more than Western European countries.

Look at this............

Putin Warns The US Against Socialism

The Wall Street Journal

Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin has said the US should take a lesson from the pages of Russian history and not exercise “excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state’s omnipotence”.

“In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state’s role absolute,” Putin said during a speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated.”
Sounding more like Barry Goldwater than the former head of the KGB, Putin said, “Nor should we turn a blind eye to the fact that the spirit of free enterprise, including the principle of personal responsibility of businesspeople, investors, and shareholders for their decisions, is being eroded in the last few months. There is no reason to believe that we can achieve better results by shifting responsibility onto the state.”
Putin also cautioned the US against using military Keynesianism to lift its economy out of recession, saying, “in the longer run, militarization won’t solve the problem but will rather quell it temporarily. What it will do is squeeze huge financial and other resources from the economy instead of finding better and wiser uses for them.” Putin’s comments come in sharp contrast to Russia’s own military buildup and expansion.
Putin also echoed the words of conservative maverick Ron Paul when he said, “we must assess the real situation and write off all hopeless debts and ‘bad’ assets. True, this will be an extremely painful and unpleasant process. Far from everyone can accept such measures, fearing for their capitalization, bonuses, or reputation. However, we would ‘conserve’ and prolong the crisis, unless we clean up our balance sheets.”
“The time for enlightenment has come. We must calmly, and without gloating, assess the root causes of this situation and try to peek into the future.”

......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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Pastor Manning: " The 787 Billion Dollar Voodoo Bill"

787 Billion Dollar Voodoo Bill

James David Manning speaks about how soothsaying and voodoo working affects our government

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

I have posted other videos by Pastor Manning and they all have been good. He does not mess around. Too bad Obama is not listening.

.....Thank you BobF, for sending this to me.

1973 - 1999

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The Word "President" Replaces N-Word News Clip

President replaces N-Word News Clip

NY1 did this story on how everyone’s using the word President instead of the N-Word.

Wild Thing's comment......

LMAO this is so funny. As RAC said, there is no cure for stupid. hahaha SO TRUE!

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

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Peterson Air Force Base Obama's Picture Removed After Complaints

Obama's Picture Removed After Complaints

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There is also a VIDEO at the link above.


What was only meant to announce store hours at the Peterson Air Force Base Commissary has turned into a racial issue.

Last week, cashiers took down flyers with a picture of President Barack Obama after several customer complaints. According to employees Melissa and LoVonda, the director ordered the photo down when someone said, ‘this wasn't Obama's day, and his picture shouldn't be on a flyer so it should be taken down.'

The two women tell NEWSCHANNEL 13 that when they went to speak with the store director, he wouldn't give them a reason why the flyers were taken down. "I asked if the flyers could be put back up and he said, ‘it's not a big deal and that no, he wouldn't put them back up.'"
Both say hearing that humiliated them and felt there was no discussion about why the flyers were taken down. "I felt like change has come and I really was proud to have a black President and to see these flyers up, it had a great impact," says Melissa.

They were told only one customer complained to managers, but a spokesperson from DeCA, the agency that runs the military commissary, there were several complaints.

According to Nancy O'Nell, the team investigated whether or not Presidents' Day Honors all Commanders in Chiefs or specifically George Washington.

She says when they realized it was for Washington; they took the flyers down and replaced them with new announcements without Obama's picture.

"We don't understand their claims of racism," says O'Nell.

Both Melissa and LaVonda disagree. They feel the flyers were appropriate and are upset that a customer could force this kind of change. "From my understanding, Presidents' day combines both past and future Presidents," says Melissa.

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

The woman is WRONG! She just wants to make trouble and see her Messiah! I have some words for this _____ and they are not pretty. So I will just say she is STUPID! Melissa & LaVonda need to go back to school.

"Washington's Birthday is the official name designated to what many of us know as Presidents' Day. During the month of February the birthday of two of our greatest President's takes place. Both George Washington who was born on Feb. 22nd and Abraham Lincoln born on Feb. 12th. However, Washington's birthday has been publicly celebrated since he was in office, before Abraham Lincoln was even born. Much of the debate over the name of the holiday springs from the fact that state's can follow their own holidays how they see fit and many of them chose to also honor Lincoln, calling the celebration President's Day. "

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Tax Troubles for Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's

Emanuel: "Oversaw" Freddie Mac's antics, then got donation from Freddie's PAC.

Rahm's 'rent' is just the tip of the ethics iceberg

New York Post

by Dick Morris

News broke last week that Rahm Emanuel, now White House chief of staff, lived rent- free for years in the home of Rep. Rosa De Lauro (D-Conn.) - and failed to disclose the gift, as congressional ethics rules mandate. But this is only the tip of Emanuel's previously undisclosed ethics problems.

One issue is the work Emanuel tossed the way of De Lauro's husband. But the bigger one goes back to Emanuel's days on the board of now-bankrupt mortgage giant Freddie Mac.

Emanuel is a multimillionaire, but lived for the last five years for free in the tony Capitol Hill townhouse owned by De Lauro and her husband, Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg.

During that time, he also served as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee - which gave Greenberg huge polling contracts. It paid Greenberg's firm $239,996 in 2006 and $317,775 in 2008. (Emanuel's own campaign committee has also paid Greenberg more than $50,000 since 2004.

Emanuel never declared the substantial gift of free rent on any of his financial-disclosure forms. He and De Lauro claim that it was just allowable "hospitality" between colleagues. Hospitality - for five years?

Some experts suggest that it was also taxable income: Over five years, the free rent could easily add up to more than $100,000.

Nor is this all that seems to have been missed in the Obama team's vetting process. Consider: Emanuel served on the Freddie Mac board of directors during the time that the government-backed lender lied about its earnings, a leading contributor to the current economic meltdown.

Meanwhile, Emanuel was paid more than $260,000 for his Freddie "service." Plus, after he resigned from the board to run for Congress in 2002, the troubled agency's PAC gave his campaign $25,000 - its largest single gift to a House candidate.

The president's chief of staff isn't subject to Senate confirmation, but his ethics still matter. Is this the change that we can depend on?

And there is this.......


There could be tax troubles on the horizon for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who reportedly has lived rent-free in Washington for five years but hasn't paid taxes on the imputed income from that, according to reports.

According to the New York Post, the free rent in a home owned by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and not disclosing that "gift" apparently isn't all that's being questioned about Emanuel's arrangements, either.

Another issue is "the work Emanuel tossed the way of DeLauro's husband, Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg."

The report said Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was confirmed despite not having paid on times the taxes he was supposed to have paid, Health and Human Services nominee Tom Daschle withdrew his name over unpaid taxes and proposed Chief Performance officer Nancy Killifer also withdrew over similar problems.

Also, while the issue didn't involve taxes, Obama's first pick for secretary of commerce – New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson – proved an embarrassment because of his involvement in an alleged pay-to-play scheme.

And according to reports in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Democrat comedian Al Franken, whose challenge to incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman still is awaiting a result in the courts, also had tax issues during his campaign.


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

This whole corrupt admnistration is filled with law breakers and most don’t like to pay taxes. And these hypocrites lead by Obama want to tell all of us that Iwe have to sacrifice to better the economy. sheesh

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

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Obama Promises Palestinians He'll Protect 'biblical heartland'

Palestinian artist Walid Ayyoub poses with a drawing of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in his studio in the West Bank city of Ramallah . You can also see he has done Arafat. That must make Obama feel very special. AUGH!

Obama promises Palestinians he'll protect 'biblical heartland'

Palestinian officials 'enthusiastic' about new tone in White House


By Aaron Klein

JERUSALEM – The Obama administration has pledged to the Palestinian Authority it will closely monitor Jewish construction in the West Bank and will protest any new housing developments in the biblical territory, a top PA negotiator told WND.

"They told us the White House will watch for any Jewish construction," said the PA negotiator, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"Obama knows that if [Likud Chairman Benjamin] Netanyahu is the next prime minister, he will try to expand the settlements. They pledged to us this will be strongly protested," the negotiator said.

Although Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's Kadima party captured one more seat than Likud in last week's elections, Netanyahu is considered most likely to form the next government, since he is reportedly able to forge the most stable coalition with other parties in the 120-seat Knesset.

The PA officials said they were enthusiastic about the new tone of the White House and about recent meetings with Obama's Mideast envoy, former Democratic Sen. George Mitchell. They said they believe that under Obama the Palestinians can extract from Israel concessions reaching "much further" than during talks held under the previous administration.

"Regarding all understandings achieved between the parties, the Obama administration told us they will give guarantees to carry them out," said a top PA official.

"With Obama, the number of settlers to be removed from the West Bank will much be more important than 60,000," said the PA official, referring to previous negotiations in which Israel expressed a willingness to withdraw from up to 94 percent of the West Bank and move about 60,000 settlers into central settlement blocks closer to Jerusalem.

A top source said the PA requested that the Obama administration threaten sanctions against Israel for any new Jewish construction in the West Bank.

The source told WND that Obama is said to favor Israel withdrawing from nearly the entire West Bank.

Israel recaptured the West Bank in the 1967 Six Day War. The territory, in which about 200,000 Jews live, is tied to Judaism throughout the Torah and is often referred to as the biblical heartland of Israel.

The book of Genesis says Abraham entered Israel at the West Bank city of Shechem (Nablus) and received God's promise of land for his offspring.

He was later buried with the rest of the biblical patriarchs and matriarchs, except for Rachel, in Hebron's Tomb of the Patriarchs. The West Bank's Hebron was site of the first Jewish capital.

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

B. Hussein sure hates Israel. He wants to hand the Biblical Heartland to the muslims.

Israel needs to stand their ground with Obama. I don't think Obama is any match at all against Bibi. I hope BiBi wins.


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

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12-year-old Steals Day With Pro-life Speech

12-year-old steals day with pro-life speech

Teachers threaten disqualification, but girl chooses to speak against abortion


Despite facing threats of disqualification, a 12-year-old girl took first place in a speech contest when she eloquently argued for the rights of unborn children – after an offended judge quit.

"What if I told you that right now, someone was choosing if you were going to live or die?" the seventh-grader begins in a video recording of her speech on YouTube. "What if I told you that this choice wasn't based on what you could or couldn't do, what you'd done in the past or what you would do in the future? And what if I told you, you could do nothing about it?"

The girl, a student at a Toronto school identified only as "Lia," continued:

"Fellow students and teachers, thousands of children are right now in that very situation. Someone is choosing without even knowing them whether they are going to live or die.
"That someone is their mother. And that choice is abortion."

But what made the 12-year-old choose to speak about abortion?

"It was really a family thing," her mother explained on the blog Moral Outcry. "I saw Lou Engle speak at a conference several years ago. I came back to my family with the Life Bands, and we all wore them, made our covenant, and prayed the prayer for abortion to end. … We were invited to participate in a 'Life Tape Siege.' Once my kids heard of this invitation, they all agreed: 'We have to do that!' Since then, Lia's passion for seeing abortion end has continued."

Despite Lia's enthusiasm for her topic, her teacher "strongly encouraged" her to select a different one for her class presentation or she would be considered ineligible for an upcoming speech contest.

"Several teachers discouraged her from picking the topic of abortion; she was told it was 'too big,' 'too mature' and 'too controversial,'" her mother wrote. "She was also told that if she went ahead with that topic, she would not be allowed to continue on in the speech competition."
Lia's mother continued, "Initially, I tried helping her find other topics to speak on, but, in the end, she was adamant. She just felt she wanted to continue with the topic of abortion. So she forfeited her chance to compete in order to speak on something she was passionate about."

Lia's teacher was so impressed by the speech that she allowed her student to advance as the winner. Lia presented her speech to judges in front of her entire school on Feb. 10.

The school principal and teachers called Lia's presentation the "obvious winner" – but the judges suddenly disqualified her the following day "because of the topic and her position on abortion," her mother said.

Lia's father later revealed that the judges had a "big disagreement." One was offended by the speech and voluntarily stepped down while the others reversed their earlier decision – declaring her the winner.

Now Lia plans to take her message of life to a regional speech competition, and more than 130,000 visitors have viewed her presentation online.

"Why do we think that just because a fetus can't talk or do what we do, it isn't a human being yet?" She asks in the video. "Some babies are born after only five months. Is this baby not human?
"We would never say that. Yet abortions are performed on 5-month-old fetuses all the time. Or do we only call them humans if they're wanted?"
She continues, "No, fetuses are definitely humans – knit together in their mother's womb by their wonderful Creator who knows them all by name."

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

“...and a little child shall lead them”.

How times have changed, when I was 12 the word abortion was not in the news, no protests about it pro or con. Being that I was adopted as a baby when I was told about it I was 4 years old, and it was presented as something special and yet even then no mention of the word abortion.

This little girl is adorable and smart. She knew what she wanted to speak about, discussed it with her parents and did her speech.

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

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Spending Less Then $20.00 Would Take Care of It

Notice the way Obama leans on his host’s chair. He is in the presence of the Supreme Court Judges .....notice......No manners, no class then add in what we also know with his poor grammar, can't speak without a cheat screen, he gave the middle finger to Palin, and to Hillary during campaign, his 2001 video interview of his loathing of our Constitution, his remarks on his train ride campaign where he said about re-doing the Declaration of Independence, his comments often in his speeches about how he was going to " transform" our country, etc. — add in lots of arrogance and class envy.

Obama's Indonesian Citizenship

And there is this from Dr. Orly Taitz, the principal attorney behind the Keyes lawsuit and founder of Defend Our Freedoms Foundation.

BBC Russian Edition interview tomorrow 4-5pm London time, 7-8PM Moscow time

For Immediate Release
BBC- oldest and largest broadcasting company from Great Britain just recorded an interview with me in regards to Obama ineligibility cases. It will be transmitted in their Russian edition tomorrow , prime time 7-8pm Moscow time, 4-5PM London time. They feel it is the case of the Century and were amazed, as to why US media doesn't report it. I explained that in my opinion most of US media is in the hands of a few members of US oligarchy that find Obama convenient for their purposes and refuse to report on his total illegitimacy for presidency. I have explained to the interviewer, Seva Novgorodski, that US President has to be a Natural born citizen, meaning being a child of two US citizen parents and born in the country.

Obama does not qualify for several reasons:

1. his father was here on a student visa and was never a US citizen

2. HI statue 338 allows foreign born children of HI residents to obtain HI certification of life birth. Short version COLB, that Obama posted on the Internet is a worthless peace of paper, since it does not show any corroborating evidence, such as name of the hospital and name and signature of a doctor, that should be on the actual birth certificate. Obama refuses to release his original BC from HI and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on attorneys to file motions to keep them sealed. His attorneys have been threatening, harassing and intimidated us with sanctions for mere requesting the records. This behavior can be explained only by the fact that the original birth certificate shows him ineligible.

3. When Obama immigrated to Indonesia, he lost his US citizenship, while getting Indonesian Citizenship, since Indonesia does not allow dual citizenship. Obama reaffirmed his Indonesian citizenship and therefor relinquished his US citizenship yet again (if he ever had it) as an adult, while studying at Occidental College and traveling to Pakistan.

The interviewer has asked if I am not afraid to go against such a mountain and so much money. I have stated that nothing can be achieved by virtue of fear and I am more concerned about a prospect of Obama being allowed to continue to stay in the White House Illegally, in that all the orders and bills and international treaties signed by him will be illegal. I also stated that in my opinion this is a giant on legs of clay, since his rise was achieved by massive voter fraud during primaries and general elections and US media providing one sided reporting.

They wished me luck and stated that they are fascinated by the case and asked to come back on the program, when there are new developments

Program BBC-Seva, Novosti s Chelovecheskim Lizom
Interviewer Seva Novgorodsky
Producer Viktoria Melohina (spelled with k)

Keyes: President 'has something to hide' about eligibility


By Bob Unruh

Alan Keyes says the tactics adopted by lawyers for the president confirm there is an issue for the courts to investigate.

Keyes, who was the candidate of the American Independent Party, cited a recent exchange with lawyers representing Obama in which they warned they might seek monetary penalties against those raising the question of Obama's eligibility under the Constitution's requirement that the president be a "natural born" citizen.

"It confirms the common sense suspicion that he won't act forthrightly in this matter because he has something to hide," Keyes wrote on his blog after WND reported the warning about "sanctions" was raised by Obama's defense lawyers.

The onetime U.S. ambassador explained on his posting that those raising questions over Obama's elibigility – so far – have simply been ignored by courts.

"In effect, the courts are refusing to admit plaintiffs on this matter into the courtroom, thereby denying them justice," he wrote. "Madison wrote, 'Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It will be pursued either until it be obtained or until liberty be lost in the pursuit.'"
"The denial of justice is thus a despotic act that violates the basis not only of just government, but of civil society itself," Keyes wrote.
Obama voluntarily placed himself in the position of being asked to provide his information, he said.
"Given the Constitutional requirement, the only fact citizens need to justify their suit is the fact that Obama ran for president. He asked to be chosen, and therefore must answer the eligibility question," Keyes wrote
"In the final analysis if the courts refuse to respect the Constitution, they are not the judges of their own action. The people must ultimately decide. Which is why I and others will use every outlet to inform them of the injustice being done not just to individuals but to the sovereign people as a whole," Keyes said.
"Why should they demand penalties against citizens who are simply seeking the enforcement of the Supreme Law of the Land? It is simply because their persistence runs contrary to the will of a supposedly popular demagogue? This smacks of tyrannical arrogance. That Obama thus signals his intent to bring financial ruin on those who won't accept his cover-up of the circumstances of his birth is a tactical escalation," Keyes said.
"As one of the targets of this escalation, I need no more convincing proof of the ruthless disposition so far successfully masked by his empty rhetoric of hope and change. Obviously he means to offer hope only to those willing to surrender their most basic rights. To any who insist on questioning his actions, he offers the drastic change of ruin and destruction. So be it. We shall be among those who learn firsthand the meaning of the sacrifices made by the Founders of our free republic, as they pledged and gave up their lives, their fortunes and the world's esteem," Keyes said.
The legal sanctions being sought are not the only obstacle facing those who say they want to investigate the truth of Obama's eligibility. Four state lawmakers in Tennessee recently agreed to act as plaintiffs in a case being assembled by Taitz, and immediately were attacked by columnist Gail Kerr in the Nashville Tennessean, who compared their plan to "a resolution honoring the Easter Bunny for doing such a great job with the annual colored egg delivery system."

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

Note this Obama, Its not going away Obama...sooner or later you will be shown to be the arrogant, deceitful fraud that you are.

There are just too many lies, too many secrets.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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February 17, 2009

Obama OKs Additional Troops for Afghanistan

Obama approves Afghanistan troop increase


President Barack Obama has approved a significant troop increase for Afghanistan, Pentagon officials told CNN Tuesday.

The new troop deployment is expected to include 8,000 Marines headquartered from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as well as 4,000 additional Army troops from Fort Lewis, Washington.

"This increase is necessary to stabilize a deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, which has not received the strategic attention, direction and resources it urgently requires," Obama said in a written statement.
"The Taliban is resurgent in Afghanistan, and al Qaeda supports the insurgency and threatens America from its safe-haven along the Pakistani border."

Obama added that the troop increase in Afghanistan would be made possible in part by the impending troop drawdown in Iraq.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said the original mission in Afghanistan was "too broad" and needs to be more "realistic and focused" for the United States to succeed.
"If we set ourselves the objective of creating some sort of central Asian Valhalla over there, we will lose, because nobody in the world has that kind of time, patience and money," Gates said during a recent Senate hearing.

About 38,000 U.S. troops are currently serving in Afghanistan.

From AP news My Way

The new forces represent the first installment on a larger influx of U.S. forces widely expected this year. Obama's decision would get several thousand troops in place in time for the increase in fighting that usually comes with warmer weather and ahead of national elections in August.

The additional forces partly answer a standing request from the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David McKiernan, who has sought as many as 30,000 additional U.S. forces to counter the resurgence of the Taliban militants and protect Afghan civilians.

The new units are a Marine Expeditionary Brigade unit from Camp Lejeune, N.C., and an Army Stryker brigade from Fort Lewis in Washington state.


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

I put the second write up because the first one made it look like well it was just to kissing up to the freak Obama and he has been begged to send more troops to Afghanistan well not begged but sure as hell requested and he would NOT do it.

How many months or years does it take to respond to a commanders request for surge troops?

I want the credit to credit to go to Gen. David McKiernan where it belongs! God bless our troops and keep them all safe.

Also let us not foget the the ONLY cut made in the stimulus hand out socialist bill was the cut by 10% of our Military budget. What a great leader to cut the budget of our military ......NOT!

Obama who never servered a single day in uniform, Obama who even faked his Selective Service registration.

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Ramos, Compean Freed From Prison

Ramos, Compean freed from prison

Congressman calls for probe of prosecutor, role of Mexico


By Jerome R. Corsi

Convicted former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were released from federal prison this morning and are en route to join their families in El Paso, Texas.

Characterizing Ramos and Compean's incarceration as a "political prosecution," Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, called for a congressional investigation into alleged prosecutorial misconduct by El Paso U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton under the direction of Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Poe also called for an investigation into the alleged role of the Mexican government in demanding that Ramos and Compean be prosecuted.
"As soon as President Bush commuted Ramos and Compean's sentences, the Mexican government registered a large protest," Poe noted.
"In their protest, the Mexican government admitted their involvement in the case without specifying what their involvement was," he added.
"So I think the first order of business is for the U.S. Congress to investigate what role the Mexican government had in demanding the Bush administration prosecute this case," he insisted. "Mexico should not be meddling into U.S. criminal cases."

Poe also told WND his office intends to petition President Obama to pardon Ramos and Compean in the administration's first round of presidential pardons.

"At last, Ramos and Compean have been rightfully reunited with their families," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., another member of the House of Representatives at the forefront of the fight to free the men. "I wish the Ramos and Compean families the best as they now try to pick up the pieces and begin to heal from this terrible ordeal."
Poe charged Ramos and Compean "were incarcerated as political prisoners of our own country."
"Both Border Patrol agents were doing their jobs on the border," he told WND.

Poe had harsh words for prosecutor Sutton and Attorney General Gonzales.

"Our own government took the side of the drug dealer, found him in Mexico, brought him back and treated his wound at taxpayer expense," the congressman said. "The government made a back room deal with the drug dealer by telling him that in exchange for his testimony against Ramos and Compean, he would be given immunity for that offense."

Poe charged that Sutton's office intentionally misled the jury at the trial.

"The prosecution misled the jury and the American public by not allowing the jury at the Ramos and Compean trial to know that the government had reason to believe the drug smuggler in the case, (Osvaldo) Aldrete-Davila, had been implicated in a second drug smuggling incident before the trial began," Poe stressed.

Subsequently, Sutton appeared on many national radio and television shows, attempting to convince the American public to accept the Bush administration's version of the case. Sutton contended Ramos and Compean were "rogue cops" who shot after an unarmed fleeing Mexican who was only trying to surrender and that the agents subsequently tried to hide evidence of the shooting at the scene and failed to report the incident to their superiors.

"Most of the American public and most members of Congress think the sentences Ramos and Compean received were way over the top," Poe said.

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

I am thrilled they have been released and pray for the best for them and their families. I am thrilled they have been released and pray for the best for them and their families.

Ramos-Compean Blog

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

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Greta Talks With Gov. Sarah Palin

Greta talked to Sarah Palin about the stimulus package and Sarah said she had a message for Barack Obama..VETO THAT BILL. She said this bill is wrong for America and they should go back to work to come up with something that will REALLY stimulate the economy. Also, she was VERY upset about the proposal to bring back the Fairness Doctrine, said that Conservatives have every right to speak their mind and that they should NOT be silenced.

Wild Thing's comment......

Yeah basically she told Obama off. LOL I LOVED it..BEST interview yet. Sarah really let loose, Greta started talking to Piper and Sarah jumped in and brought up the Fairness Doctrine, boy was she upset, but WOW she was fired up about that pork bill.

Obama is going to be upset that she is once again getting attention... the thin-skinned one can't take it heh heh.

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An Open Letter to the Congress and the President

An Open Letter to the Congress and the President of the United States

The Heritage Foundation

For the last 35 years, educators and analysts at The Heritage Foundation have been intimately involved in the nation's great public policy debates. In all that time, we have never encountered legislation with such far-reaching and revolutionary policy implications as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act currently before Congress. And never have we seen a bill more cloaked in secrecy or more withdrawn from open public exposure and honest debate.

In addition to being the single most expensive bill ever proposed, this measure calls for a massive expansion of the federal government's reach into the day-to-day life of virtually every citizen, business and civic organization in the nation. That, in itself, should be the subject of an extensive public conversation and thoughtful debate. Instead, we have seen Congressional leaders schedule snap votes on a 1,434-page bill that no one—repeat, no one—has had a chance to read in its entirety, much less digest and deliberate.

This bill has been advertised as an economic stimulus bill—despite the fact that the Congressional Budget Office estimates it will actually weaken our nation's long-term economic growth. While the stimulative utility of the bill is, at best, questionable, it would unquestionably rewrite the social contract between the American people and their government. For example:

* The bill reverses the bipartisan and highly successful welfare reforms of 1996 and drastically expands the welfare state. For instance, it will start rewarding states for adding people to their welfare rolls, rather than for helping them find gainful employment. And contrary to long-established practice, it will entitle able-bodied adults without children to receive cash assistance.
* It does extreme violence to the concept of federalism—bailing out states that have spent irresponsibly at the expense of taxpayers in states that have been fiscally prudent.
* It greatly shifts the responsibility and power over health care delivery and decision making from individuals to government. Among other things, it would create a new federal health board to decide which medical services are "effective" in America, paving the way for government effectively to overrule the clinical decisions of private physicians.
* It deliberately censors religious speech and worship on school campuses by prohibiting use of any "stimulus" funds for facilities that are used for sectarian instruction, religious worship, or a school of divinity.

The list goes on. These and similar provisions will mean fundamental changes in our society. In many instances, the bill would establish policies that directly challenge widely held American values.

We are appalled that Congress is even contemplating such profound changes with so little openness and due diligence. In the past, major policy changes in our welfare system, or health care, or trade policies, etc., were always, quite properly, preceded by extensive public conversation and full debate. That is how a democracy should make important decisions.

The failure of Congress and the Administration to allow that debate is damaging to our democracy. Both chambers of Congress suspended their budget rules to push it along. And both the President and the leaders of the House and Senate have violated their solemn promises that the bill would be available for several days of public review prior to voting, so that the American people might have a chance to learn what is in the bill and to make their views known to their elected officials.

This reckless approach to governance can only undermine public faith in our elected officials and our government as a whole. We call on Congress and the Administration to live up to their promises and stated ideals, and give the democratic process a chance to work.

Ed Feulner is president of The Heritage Foundation.

Wild Thing's comment......

This is excellent and well reasoned, and succinct. This should be a should be a full-page ad in every newspaper in our country. And for those very characteristics, it will be incomprehensible to the vast majority of Republicans and for sure Democrats and as fas as Obama is concerned he would have to have it typed onto his cheat screen to even read it.

This is what happens when we suffer Rinos.

What would the Framers say about the stimulate fascism bill?

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
-- Samuel Adams

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs."
-- Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
-- Thomas Jefferson

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"In questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."
-- Thomas Jefferson
To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.-- Thomas Jefferson

"The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."
-- Thomas Jefferson

"It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins."
-- Benjamin Franklin

If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare... they may appoint teachers in every state... The powers of Congress would subvert the very foundation, the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America.
-- James Madison

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!
-- Patrick Henry

The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
-- Patrick Henry

When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.
-- Patrick Henry

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

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Happy Birthday Darth

Wishing you a wonderful birthday and many, many more.

Thank you for being a part of Team Theodore.

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Waxman Wants To Use Power of Fed. Gov. To Control Internet Content

In All Fairness

The American Spectator

"Waxman is also interested, say sources, in looking at how the Internet is being used for content and free speech purposes. "It's all about diversity in media," says a House Energy staffer, familiar with the meetings. "Does one radio station or one station group control four of the five most powerful outlets in one community? Do four stations in one region carry Rush Limbaugh, and nothing else during the same time slot? Does one heavily trafficked Internet site present one side of an issue and not link to sites that present alternative views? These are some of the questions the chairman is thinking about right now, and we are going to have an FCC that will finally have the people in place to answer them."

"One idea Waxman's committee staff is looking at is a congressionally mandated policy that would require all TV and radio stations to have in place "advisory boards" that would act as watchdogs to ensure "community needs and opinions" are given fair treatment. Reports from those advisory boards would be used for license renewals and summaries would be reviewed at least annually by FCC staff."

Democratic Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Henry Waxman to regulate political speech on the Internet.

In addition to details of methods Waxman is considering to rein in conservative talk radio, The Prowler reports on Waxman's desire to use the power of the federal government to investigate amd control political content on the Internet.

The article quotes an unnamed committee staffer as saying of Waxman's power grab:

"Does one heavily trafficked Internet site present one side of an issue and not link to sites that present alternative views? These are some of the questions the chairman is thinking about right now, and we are going to have an FCC that will finally have the people in place to answer them."
"Internet radio is becoming a big deal, and we're seeing that some web sites are able to control traffic and information, while other sites that may be of interest or use to citizens get limited traffic because of the way the people search and look for information. We're at very early stages on this, but the chairman has made it clear that oversight of the Internet is one of his top priorities."
"This isn't just about Limbaugh or a local radio host most of us haven't heard about. The FCC and state and local governments also have oversight over the Internet lines and the cable and telecom companies that operate them. We want to get alternative views on radio and TV, but we also want to makes sure those alternative views are read, heard and seen online, which is becoming increasingly video and audio driven. Thanks to the stimulus package, we've established that broadband networks -- the Internet -- are critical, national infrastructure. We think that gives us an opening to look at what runs over that critical infrastructure."

The article reports that Waxman intends to work with Democratic Party President Barack Hussein Obama's nominee to be chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, who is awaiting confirmation by the Democrat controlled Senate, to investigate and regulate free speech on the Internet.

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

We are accelerating towards socialism at 1000 mph. This should be the second “shot heard around the world”. The destruction of the First Amendment cannot be allowed to stand.

To the Socialists, Diversity = eliminating the opposition.
These people are of course extremely dangerous.

Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.


Contact FAX for Waxman

'Waxman a fax @ 323655-0502

Thank you Cuchieddie!!!

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (13)

Obama's Rhetoric Is the Real 'Catastrophe'

Obama's Rhetoric Is the Real 'Catastrophe'

The Wall Street Journal


President Barack Obama has turned fearmongering into an art form. He has repeatedly raised the specter of another Great Depression. First, he did so to win votes in the November election. He has done so again recently to sway congressional votes for his stimulus package.

In his remarks, every gloomy statistic on the economy becomes a harbinger of doom. As he tells it, today's economy is the worst since the Great Depression. Without his Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he says, the economy will fall back into that abyss and may never recover.

This fearmongering may be good politics, but it is bad history and bad economics. It is bad history because our current economic woes don't come close to those of the 1930s. At worst, a comparison to the 1981-82 recession might be appropriate. Consider the job losses that Mr. Obama always cites. In the last year, the U.S. economy shed 3.4 million jobs. That's a grim statistic for sure, but represents just 2.2% of the labor force. From November 1981 to October 1982, 2.4 million jobs were lost -- fewer in number than today, but the labor force was smaller. So 1981-82 job losses totaled 2.2% of the labor force, the same as now.

Job losses in the Great Depression were of an entirely different magnitude. In 1930, the economy shed 4.8% of the labor force. In 1931, 6.5%. And then in 1932, another 7.1%. Jobs were being lost at double or triple the rate of 2008-09 or 1981-82.

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Mr. Obama's analogies to the Great Depression are not only historically inaccurate, they're also dangerous. Repeated warnings from the White House about a coming economic apocalypse aren't likely to raise consumer and investor expectations for the future. In fact, they have contributed to the continuing decline in consumer confidence that is restraining a spending pickup. Beyond that, fearmongering can trigger a political stampede to embrace a "recovery" package that delivers a lot less than it promises. A more cool-headed assessment of the economy's woes might produce better policies.

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

Better policies are not his goal. He's collapsing our system -- and doing it better than anyone could have imagined!

Saul Alinsky on "Change"...

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."

....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 (4)

SEVEN of B. Hussein Obama's LIES and Counting!

Barack Obama "Public Will Have 5 Days To Look At Every Bill That Lands On My Desk"

If you can stand to hear this horrible person speak...................

7 Broken Promises:

1. Make Government Open and Transparent
2. Make it "Impossible" for Congressmen to slip in Pork Barrel Projects
3. Meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public (republicans shut out)
4. No more secrecy
5. Public will have 5 days to look at a Bill
6. You'll know what's in it (Republican Senators didnt know)
7. We will put every pork barrel project online

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM | Comments (2)

Adios! Personal banker quits over Mexican IDs

Adios! Personal banker quits over Mexican IDs

Employee acts to take America back, refuses to help illegals


A personal banker in Arlington, Va., is quitting his job after Chevy Chase Bank, one of the largest and best-known banks in the Washington, D.C., region, announced it will begin accepting consular cards from customers who many suspect are illegal aliens.

The bank announced its "Hispanic Banking Initiative" during a pilot program and is now accepting Matricula Consular de Alta Seguridads, or MCAS, at all of its branches so customers without U.S. government IDs may open accounts.

The MCAS is an identification card issued to foreign nationals living in the U.S. by the Mexican government via their 47 consulates. The National Council of La Raza estimates that more than 350 financial institutions currently accept them. Customers with the IDs – including illegal aliens – are able to open checking and savings accounts, order check cards, safe deposit boxes, cashier's checks and wire billions of dollars to Mexico.

"I was becoming stressed out at work because I just knew in my heart that if someone came to me with this card I couldn't just compromise my principles and open an account for them," Chevy Chase personal banker Albert Thompson told WND.

The U.S. banking system relies on Social Security numbers to track accounts, verify identity and report taxable earnings to the government.

"Accepting the Matricula skirts that issue," Bankers Online reports. "Many Mexicans who work in the United States do so in order to send money back to their homes in Mexico. FDIC says about $18 billion is wired annually from the U.S. to Mexico. Many U.S. banks have welcomed the IDs as a way to get a cut of this activity by profiting from the handling charges on the wires and increased deposits."

After praying about his circumstances, Thompson said he is taking a stand – even if it means facing unemployment during a recession.

"I came to understand that sacrificing my principles is more expensive to the soul than unemployment is for my wallet," he said.

Now he is refusing to compromise his values by catering to customers who have violated U.S. immigration law.

"I always knew that the bank was doing this," he said. "I just didn't want to be a part of it. So, I deliberately did everything I could every time I worked for the bank to avoid being placed at a branch that was part of this initiative."
Thompson said Chevy Chase Bank recognized that there is a growing Hispanic population in the Washington, D.C., area, so it decided to capitalize on that part of the market. But he believes problematic ID cards issued by foreign governments compromise the nation because many people who use them are in the United States illegally
"What effort the consulates actually go through to verify that person's identity and location is questionable, which is why the bank requires an additional proof of residency – like a U.S. cell phone bill," he said. "It's as simple as that – a cell phone bill with an address in the U.S. and that card. Then we just take their word for it."

continue article HERE

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

They feds know exactly who forced these bad loans. They don't care if the person was legal or an illegal. I remember Bank of America giving loans to illegals. Not only from Mexico but from other countries as well. The bailouts are not going to be limited to citizens IMO.

....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 (6)

February 16, 2009

Tonight: On the Record w/ Greta


Greta heads to Alaska to drop by the Palin household...

And check in with the governor and her family.

Time: 2200 EST

FOX News

Wild Thing's comment.....

Sorry I am late with this I just got home. haha

But I wanted to make sure to let you know.

....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 06:50 PM

Not Very Bright Socialist Obama To Have Cheat Screen For Speaking~ ROTFL

Screening Obama:

White House looks to install new teleprompter, Prez to get fed info at press events

The American Spectator

One wouldn't know it from reading the Washington Post or New York Times, but some inside the White House don't think that President Barack Obama hit a home run with his first national press conference last week.

"It looked scripted beyond the scripted part, the speech," says one former communications adviser, who has been feeding notes and suggestions to the White House team and worked with them on the inauguration. "Every president has gone into one of these things knowing that there were some pre-arranged questions or journalists to be called on, but this one was pretty ham-handed."

To that end, he says, the White House is looking to install a small video or computer screen into the podium used by the president for press conferences and events in the White House.

"It would make it easier for the comms guys to pass along information without being obvious about it," says the adviser.

The screen would indicate whom to call on, seat placement for journalists, pass along notes or points to hit, and so forth, says the adviser.

Using a screen is nothing new for Obama; almost nothing he said in supposedly unscripted townhall events during the presidential campaign was unscripted, down to many of the questions and the answers to those questions. Teleprompter screens at the events scrolled not only his opening remarks, but also statistics and information he could use to answer questions.

"It would be the same idea with the podium," says the adviser.

Obama had a teleprompter set up for his remarks last week, before taking questions, but the White House couldn't use the teleprompter for anything but the remarks, because the journalists were so close to the screens. Further complicating matters, teleprompter copy can't be easily updated in real time, in a setting like a White House press conference.

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


All of this to cover the ineptitude of this Muslim Marxist Kenya America hating Constitutional loathing POS!

Maybe the teleprompter and the president could trade roles, with Teleprompter at the podium and Obama kind of off to the side!

The guy just cannot function without a teleprompter.

Obama version: The uh guy uh hm just uh cannot uh hm uh uh function uh without a uh uh hmm uh a uh teleprompter.

What they are admitting is Hussein needs a cheat sheet and minions behind the screen to answer questions from the press. This certainly doesn’t instill confidence in either him or the country he represents. Yet another sign of this man’s weaknesses.

My gosh all the slander George W. Bush got from the left calling him stupid when he was NOT. The truly STUPID person we have had in the White House is Barack Hussein Obama.

Obama is too stupid to field real questions from the press. LMAO

When he’s negotiating with our enemies in Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela, will he have a cheat screen then or will he just wing it?

We used to have a president with a degree from Yale, an MBA from Harvard, who could fly a jet, who ran a successful business, had been governor of one of our largest, most populous states ( Texas), and who won a major war in the Middle East.

According to everyone on the left, and all the media that guy was a moron.

Now we have a president who needs to receive prompts from a guy in a control booth so that he doesn't totally embarass himself in front of a syncophantic press corps.

Not ready for prime time. This is the kind of joker leading us down with his house of cards.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 PM | Comments (4)

Obama Sends Bust of Winston Churchill Back to Britain

I looked at the bronze by Sir Jacob Epstein of Churchill and it does not come across that great in photos online. So I am putting this photo here instead.

Barack Obama sends bust of Winston Churchill on its way back to Britain

A bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to George W Bush from the Government's art collection after the September 11 attacks, has now been formally handed back.

The bronze by Sir Jacob Epstein, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds if it were ever sold on the open market, enjoyed pride of place in the Oval Office during President Bush's tenure.

But when British officials offered to let Mr Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: "Thanks, but no thanks.

American politicians have made quoting Churchill, whose mother was American, something of an art form, but not Mr Obama, who prefers to cite the words and works of his hero Abraham Lincoln. Indeed a bust of Mr Lincoln now sits in the Oval Office where Epstein's Churchill once ruled the roost.

Churchill has less happy connotations for Mr Obama than those American politicians who celebrate his wartime leadership. It was during Churchill's second premiership that Britain suppressed Kenya's Mau Mau rebellion.

Among Kenyans allegedly tortured by the colonial regime included one Hussein Onyango Obama, the President's grandfather.

The rejection of the bust has left some British officials nervously reading the runes to see how much influence the UK can wield with the new regime in Washington.

British Embassy spokesman said:

"The bust of Sir Winston Churchill by Sir Jacob Epstein was uniquely lent to a foreign head of state, President George W Bush, from the Government Art Collection in the wake of 9/11 as a signal of the strong transatlantic relationship.
"It was lent for the first term of office of President Bush. When the President was elected for his second and final term, the loan was extended until January 2009.
"The new President has decided not to continue this loan and the bust has now been returned. It is on display at the Ambassador's Residence."

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

Wow...Nothing like insulting the Brits!! Sure insult one of our longtime ally's.

I suspect Winston would be quite relieved to be out of there, but that doesn’t excuse the inexcusable action of Obama.

"Among Kenyans allegedly tortured by the colonial regime included one Hussein Onyango Obama, the President's grandfather. "

It seems Hussein's angry that Churchill acted against his grandfather . Mau Mau rebellion was not a pretty thing, and Obama's grandfather was a Communist terrorist. Odinga takes after him, incidentally. This is what happens when we elect an African to the WH.

I wonder if he will replace Churchill’s bust with a bust of Mugabe!!

Barack Hussein Obama is something that Sir Winston occasionally had to scrape off of his shoes.

Chruchill's The River War (1899)

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world."

Sir Winston understood the grave danger Islam posed to Western civilization.

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Obama Prefers Campaigning The Being President in White House



U.S. President Barack Obama plans to travel and campaign more to pressure Republicans in Congress rather than trying to win their loyalty, sources say.

Now that a mammoth, $787 billion economic stimulus bill has been approved virtually without Republican support, White House advisers have determined that Capitol Hill horse-trading with GOP opponents wasn't successful and that Obama should instead tap his immense popularity and public salesmanship skills to push legislation in the future, the Washington publication Politico reported Saturday.

"We've got to get him out of that White House," a unnamed top White House adviser said, listing "some very valuable lessons" learned from the stimulus fight. "He's happier, he's better, he's more effective. The inside game is important, but it's actually not where the success of his presidency is going to come."

Obama plans to use the tactic in upcoming pushes to pass New Deal-style plans to rescue struggling homeowners and rewrite regulations on the financial markets, plus a budget proposal that lays the groundwork for sweeping healthcare reform, Politico said.

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

".....Obama should instead tap his immense popularity ..."

What a crock!

"We've got to get him out of that White House," a unnamed top White House adviser said.

Goodness, that's the exact same thing I say to myself all the time. LOL I wonder who the "UNNAMED White House adviser is....heh heh...Maybe RAHM EMANUEL ??

What it really means:
“We've got to get him out of the White House. He's already bored and the Republicans here aren't all fools like the idiots and sheep that think he's their savior. He's getting grumpy, he's showing what a total jerk he is and the press is going to start picking up on it. Michelle is being a raging lunatic cooped up in the White House with no pay. Rahm can handle the inside game, HO-bama wants to travel, appeal to the zombies so we let him. After all, it's on their dime, so who cares.

The only thing Obama knows how to do is campaign. He is also working already on his re-election. He's going to be on the campaign trail for four years. And along the way signing bills and Executive Orders that turn our country more socialist by the stroke of his pen.

Plus with his ego he will get more news coverage with his continued campaign. More then sitting at the desk in the Oval Office actually getting advice and having meetings with to him God forbid Republicans giving their input.

May he rot in hell for the damage he is going to cause to this country.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:50 AM | Comments (4)

New England Patriots Running Back Sammy Morris Visits Troops in Iraq

The soldiers wouldn't let Morris fire their weapons, but they at least let him pose like "Rambro."

Back row: Sammy Morris, Willie Roaf, Josh Wilson

Front row: Raiderettes Jovann Walker, Ariel Ogilvie, Meena Shams

New England Patriots Running Back Sammy Morris Visits the Troops in Iraq

Sammy Morris with a small group of NFL players and cheerleaders visited the troops and watched the Super Bowl XLIII with them.

Our group consists of Jody Pucello, the tour leader, Josh Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, retired offensive lineman Willie Roaf, and three Oakland Raiderettes: Ariel Ogilvie, Jovann Canada, and Meena Shams.

Blog notes

It is great to be part of such a trip with a group of guys/gals that are down to earth and fun to be around -- even though Willie is terrible at dominoes!
We arrived in Kuwait after a long flight, got our bags and headed to our base. We pretty much laid low at that point, resting up for our first day of meet-and-greets with the troops.
Our first day had us going to two bases to sign autographs, take pictures and just hang out with the men and women serving there. Just walking around here is enough to make one appreciate what we have in the U.S. as well as what the troops do to ensure that. My brother is in the Air Force and I've talked to him while on various deployments. I've spoken with troops stateside, but being here is a remarkable experience and one I will always cherish.

"A large part of the day was spent traveling along the dusty, barren, camel-ridden highways of Kuwait. It's kind of funny driving along these roads and seeing absolutely nothing but the sandiest sand (if that even means anything) and then, out of nowhere, you see a Burger King! Then for another stretch of several quizillion dusty miles, you see not one single thing, then all of a sudden there's a strip mall adjacent to a large condo complex, and some guy selling beaded necklaces. Very different from what I'm used to (and by the way, "quizillion" is actually an ancient term which, in English, literally translates to "Damn, that's a lot of dirt!")
What I really found interesting was that among all this dirt, you would occassionally see these tents scattered around or sometimes in clusters varying in size and color. When we asked what they were, our security escort said they were basically families choosing to live in the desert to sort of "get back to their roots." I'm unsure of how long each family does so, but I found it amazing that people chose to bring their families out into basically nothing. "
The meet-and-greets put on by the people from Pro Sports MVP are a fun and relaxed way to meet the troops. Although I'm quite sure they enjoy meeting, greeting and taking pictures with the cheerleaders more than Willie Roaf, Josh Wilson and myself, I still get a kick out of it when the troops ask to take pictures with me holding their guns! I'm always like, "Man, I was hoping you would ask! Can I shoot a couple rounds too?!" ... negative. Oh well, once again I took the opportunity to play tough and actually somehow managed to take a Rambo-type picture, minus the bandana, while holding two guns at the same time! I call it 'Rambro'-ridiculous. I know, but it was just too tempting and easy! To give you an idea of how small the world is, while visiting the soldiers at "The Rock", I actually met not one but two people who knew my dad back in Texas.
The drive back to our base was probably highlighted by our attempts to feed the camels while driving by. It basically turned into Josh throwing fruit at the camels while they stared at us like "stupid Americans."
We were also invited to a naval base and were allowed to not only take a boat ride, but drive one as well!
Getting to drive it was an experience in itself. The water was a bit choppy, so probably not the ideal learning situation, but going about 35 m.p.h. in these boats feels a lot faster than doing 35 in a car. I imagine driving on a still surface has something to do with that as well!
As our first day came to a close, I realized a few similarities in how the troops operate as a team and the way I do as an athlete. We both rely on others to ensure success and we both practice in anticipation of the "real thing."

"On a personal level, coming here is an example of the things I try to teach my kids. Gratitude, humbleness, etc., are all things I've experienced in my short time here."

I got to sit and chat with a soldier who happened to be a life-long Patriots fan, and he explained how he would watch our games before departing on a mission and how watching us play would brighten his day. That's just one of the humbling conversations I've had, where a soldier tells me that what I do helps him when he willfully goes into harm's way! Unbelievable."

Aside from an armed soldier at the table, this picture could have been taken anywhere. Who knew they had Subway shops in Kuwait?

Close-up view of an Apache helicopter

Gunner's view from a Blackhawk chopper.

Blackhawk in flight.

Blackhawks on the tarmac.

This trip marked the first time Sammy had ever seen a camel in person, so he documented the experience with a photo.

General Raymond Odierno, the Commanding General of the Multi-National Force in Iraq.

Apache pilot Mr. Freeze gives Sammy a firsthand look at the helicopter's cockpit.

General Jeffery Hammond briefed Sammy on some of the locations of heavy combat n Iraq.

Wild Thing's comment......

It is always interesting to me when someone goes to visit our troops and what they say about it. What stands out to them and it also tells a lot about the person that they will take home in their hearts forever.

....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 04:48 AM | Comments (2)

"Everybody wants to be (Obama's Luo) tribe now"

Samuel Nyamwange, an immigrant from Kenya, works as a parking lot attendant in Newark, N.J., Jan. 29, 2009. Nyamwange, who has been in the United States for 17 years, says his relatives in Kenya see him as very lucky to be living in the U.S. while Barack Obama, whose father was Kenyan, is president. (AP Photo/

Obama's roots inspire Kenyan dad's homeland


In the 17 years since Samuel Nyamwange came to New Jersey from Kenya, he's gotten used to his family calling about once every six weeks to check in.

That changed after Barack Obama, whose father was Kenyan, was elected president of the United States.

"Now, they're calling almost twice a week: `Has he (Obama) done anything yet?'" Nyamwange said. "They think he's going to announce that everybody can come over here."

Nyamwange said he, like many Kenyan immigrants in America, has suddenly gained near rock-star status back home since the election.

"Everybody wants to come over here (to America) now," Nyamwange said. "They want to come here and see things for themselves, and to thank Obama for making Kenya great."

Wilfred Nyakundi, the owner of Mzalendo, a Jersey City convenience store that's a popular gathering place for Kenyan immigrants, hears similar questions when his relatives call.

"The first thing they ask you these days is `How is Obama?' — before they ask `How are you?'" Nyakundi said with a laugh. "They are excited, and they want to know more from us. They think since we're here, we're experiencing things directly."

Kenyans feel a special connection to Obama, and many in Jersey City, home to one of the nation's largest Kenyan immigrant communities, are especially proud of Obama's roots.

It doesn't matter to them that Obama is an American, born in Hawaii to an American mother and Kenyan father, and has only visited the East African nation a handful of times. Kenyans see a source of home pride in every gesture.

"He's a very warm person; he has a Kenyan handshake," said Jaris Mogoi of Jersey City, describing a grip that's firm and welcoming. "He even greets the journalists when he enters a press conference. That's very Kenyan."

Mogoi said while others watched the inauguration to see what Michelle Obama was wearing or which dignitaries were in attendance, he kept his eyes on Obama's Kenyan relatives on the dais. He was hoping to catch a glimpse of them making a dry spitting gesture into his palm — a Kenyan sign of blessing.

Mogoi said the TV cameras may not have caught the gesture, but he's sure it happened. He said watching Obama's swearing in was the proudest day of his life.

"If I wrote a book, I would not miss to say that I was a Kenyan in America when the first African-American was elected president, and he is a Kenyan," Mogoi said. "When I saw the Americans shedding tears — and not being born here — to see Americans cry, I felt such joy I cried, too."

Akollo Odundo, who has lived in Jersey City's Kenyan community for many years, said a joke among Kenyans is that those not from Obama's Luo tribe in Kenya, often indicated by last names that start with an "O," have been adding an "O" onto their surnames.

"Everybody wants to be his tribe now, even those fighting his tribe," Odundo said. "The Luos lost the presidency in Kenya, but they got the presidency of the U.S. so it's like compensation; he's brought tribe reconciliation."

Nyamwange, who works as a parking lot attendant in Newark, said immigrants from other African countries who used to call him "Kenya" have switched to calling all Kenyans "Obama." He gestured to a group of Ghanian immigrants working at a rival parking lot across the street, who were shouting "Hey Obama! Obama!" to get his attention.

"Before, I called him `Ghana' and he called me `Kenya,'" Nyamwange said. "Now, Africa is one small country because of one man — now we're all part of a small village called `Africa.'"

Nyamwange said other Kenyans considered him lucky because few get a visa to come to America, out of the thousands that apply. U.S. State Department spokesman Andrew Laney said the number of U.S. visas issued to Kenyans has steadily increased in recent years, although he said the agency doesn't release those figures.

Laney said the agency made no correlation between the increase and Obama's popularity.

Nyamwange disagreed, describing an intense clamor to immigrate to America since Obama won the election.

"They were trying before, now it's more serious than before," he said. "Now, it's: `Our son is in charge of this country, we have got to see this.'"

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

Kenya, where anyone can grow up to become president of the U.S.! Or is that Indonesia, or Hawaii.

" I felt such joy I cried"

I cried too, but for altogether different reasons.

......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 04:47 AM | Comments (8)

The Arrogance of Barack Obama

It’s All About The “O”: The Arrogance of Barack Obama


by Brian Birdnow

Much has been written in recent weeks concerning the Obama Administration’s early struggles and stumbles, particularly in matters such as properly vetting prospective cabinet nominees, differentiating between campaigning and governing, and staying on message during a rambling press conference. Some commentators have tried to downplay or dismiss these difficulties, while others have chalked them up as the inevitable errors of an amateur who has been pushed too far, too fast. What many of the pundits tend to overlook in their analyses of President Obama’s first weeks is that these early misadventures illustrate the petulance and arrogance that stand as the defining elements of the man’s essential character.

The examples of President Obama’s overweening sense of pride, hubris and superiority are, in fact, legion. Certainly a man who writes his autobiography twice by the age of forty-three, who makes no secret of his intention to be the President of the United States while he is a neighborhood agitator in Chicago, and, later, as an Illinois state senator is not a model of modesty, humility and self-effacement. Moreover, his short tenure in the U.S. Senate was marked by continued exaggerations of his experience and the supposed jurisprudential acumen he demonstrated as a lecturer at the University of Chicago School of Law.

In 2006 Senator Obama voted against confirming John Roberts as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court based on differing “legal opinions” concerning affirmative action and abortion. Then-Senator Obama used his former position as a law school lecturer to issue a mild rebuke to Roberts for his insufficient respect for fictitious constitutional guarantees. Similarly, Senator Obama invoked his experience when helping his party create a scandal over the Bush Administration’s firing of eight U.S. Attorneys. Obama solemnly declared, “I was a constitutional law professor, which means, unlike the President, I actually respect the constitution.” In actuality, Barack Obama taught courses on racism, voting rights, and social policy.

During his twelve years at the law school Obama never published a single work of legal scholarship. (Although he did find the time to engage in five electoral races) Still, this meager record of accomplishment did not stop the Senator from claiming that he was something of a constitutional expert as opposed to the presumably unlettered President Bush.

During the 2008 campaign examples of Obama’s arrogance and petulance abounded. His infamous slap at small town Americans who bitterly clung to their guns and religion received wide play and surprised many observers who had grown used to the tightly scripted candidate on the campaign trail. In this same forum Obama also boasted that he understood the world better than Hillary Clinton and John McCain and that he needed no foreign policy expertise on the bottom half of his ticket.

Late night television comedians reaped a bounty of material last year when the Obama campaign introduced a logo similar to the Presidential Seal for their candidate. The logo displayed a bald eagle clutching an olive branch, which is identical to the Presidential Seal, but the logo had a large “O” covering the eagle’s body rather than a shield. Above the eagle written in Latin were the words “Vero Possumus” which translates roughly to “Yes We Can” the more-or-less official chant at Obama rallies.

This seal was quickly retired after drawing much unfavorable comment, yet it says a lot about the healthy ego of the candidate.

Also during the 2008 campaign many of the reporters who covered candidate Obama noted his inflated rhetoric regarding himself. In February of last year he responded to Senator Clinton’s charge that he was more talk than action by responding, “It’s true I give a good speech. What can I say?
There’s nothing wrong with that.” He later said about himself, “I have become a symbol of America returning to her best traditions.”
Shortly after nearly a quarter million Germans chanted his name at the Berlin rally Obama, the proud citizen of the world, claimed without the slightest cringe of embarrassment, “…this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”

Such examples of Obama’s overheated rhetoric strike many as colossal arrogance but we must remember that this is the candidate who assured the world that “We are the change we have been waiting for!”

The voters responded favorably to the Obama appeal, despite the arrogance, petulance and thin-skinned nature of the candidate, himself, by electing him to the Presidency in a near landslide. Now that he is the President we see further evidence of Obama’s arrogance.

He has apparently declared war against Rush Limbaugh, and certainly the verbal potshots are the first salvoes of the campaign to reinstate the “Fairness Doctrine” and silence conservative talk radio.

The President refused to discuss his stimulus plan in any substantive manner with GOP House Whip Eric Cantor, responding to Cantor’s reasoned arguments by stating icily “I won.”

Vatican officials criticized Obama for the high-handed manner in which he overturned the ban on state funding for family planning groups that perform abortions overseas.

The new President has allowed this sense of entitlement to slip from official duties into personal matters as well. The Democrats vociferously criticized the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate for her excessive spending on clothing and cosmetics last October but President and Mrs. Obama have hired a hugely expensive designer to redecorate the White House at a cost estimated to run over $ 100,000. The Obama inaugural gala also proved to be the costliest event of its type in history. Of course, what is another $ 40,000,000 or so when the nation is facing trillion dollar deficits each year for the next couple of decades?

Finally, when reporters mentioned that the White House seemed warm to the point of stuffiness in late January, senior adviser David Axelrod said that Obama was a native Hawaiian who likes his house warm, and added that one could grow orchids in the warmth of the family quarters. He must have forgotten that Obama lectured Americans last spring that it was no longer permissible to drive SUV’s, eat as much as we want, and keep our thermostats set at seventy-two degrees the year round. When you have been elected to the Presidency and lived in taxpayer subsidized housing you can forget about practicing what you preached to the public eight months earlier.

These aforementioned incidents and quotes offer an illustration of Barack Obama’s worldview. Like most liberals Obama claims to be receptive to all points of view, but he really tolerates no opinion but his own. He cavalierly dismisses those who disagree with him as “bitter and frustrated” and he does not hold himself and his entourage to the standards he easily imposes on everyone else. Barack Obama gave the world many previews of his stunning arrogance long before November 4, 2008.

We have seen since then that these examples were not anomalies. The central element of Barack Obama’s character is a stunning, almost breathtaking arrogance. The American people will see much more of this in the coming years.

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

This is an excellent article,, arrogance. and I think he has narcissism too. I liked how the article pointed out the many things that sickened us all during the campaign, things that totally crossed the line. Those thing should have been a red flag of warning to every American citizen, unfortunately half of America with a plus 10 million people wanted to be taken care of, and wanted big government.

As time goes by I think Obama will turn off one country after the other. Except of maybe those with dictators, since they are like minded with Obama in how to be a leader.

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

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Obama Creating Auto Industry Panel

Obama Creating Auto Industry Panel



President Barack Obama plans to appoint senior administration officials — rather than a single "car czar," as had been discussed — to oversee a restructuring of the auto industry.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers will oversee the across-the-government panel, a senior administration official said Sunday on the condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made.
"The president understands the importance of this issue and also understands that the auto industry affects and is affected by a broad range of economic policies," the official said.
As the teams move forward, Obama "wants to make sure that we're getting the expertise and input of agencies across the government," the official said.

Obama and his aides face difficult choices on the fate of the U.S. auto industry, weighing the cost of pouring billions more into struggling companies against possible bankruptcies that could undermine plans to jump-start the economy.

General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC are racing against a Tuesday deadline to submit plans to the government. The plans are to be followed by weeks of intense negotiations ahead of a March 31 deadline for the final versions of the reports.

GM and Chrysler are living off a combined $13.4 billion in government loans. If they don't receive concessions by March 31, they face the prospect of having the loans pulled, followed by bankruptcy proceedings.

Enter the President's Task Force on Autos. That group will use officials from the departments of Treasury, Labor, Transportation, Commerce and Energy. Members of the National Economic Council, the White House Office of Energy and Environment, the Council of Economic Advisers and the Environmental Protection Agency will also be involved, according to the administration official.

Obama also plans to name restructuring expert Ron Bloom a senior adviser to Geithner. He will not be the "car czar" pointman many labor and business leaders expected. Bloom, a former consultant to the United Steelworkers of America, will be doing much of the financial analysis for the administration.

Geithner is expected to be the only Cabinet secretary to be part of the panel, the senior administration official said. Deputy secretaries, however, would be involved.
Obama "felt it was important to have the treasury secretary as his official designee to oversee these loans," the senior administration official said.

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

I feel really bad about all of this. GM is an American created industry.. I have always been proud of our industries and have begun in our country, the American dream at work. To see so many things changing and Obama wanting his socialism in every corner of our country angers and saddens me . I truly hate seeing the Federal government in business/ schools and any part of what has made this country great.

GM should have NEVER taken the bait. The ones at Ford were the smart ones — they turned the “apple” down.

The government and the unions have crippled and finally killed the auto industry and now they just want to use the shell to amuse themselves.

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February 15, 2009

The Reagan Obama Debate

Ronald Reagan blows away Barack Hussein Obama on socialism, healthcare, the Consititution and Liberty.

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

This is fantastic and well done.

* Texas Rainmaker blog

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Hussein Hears a Hughes

Watch towards the end of this clip where a middle aged white female ( mouths theh words) proclaims "I love you Barack."

UPDATE: Henrietta Hughes says she's not milking the system


A woman making national headlines after a tearful moment with President Obama has a new home.

Thursday morning, Chene Thompson handed Henrietta Hughes the keys to her home in Hendry County. Thompson is the wife of State Representative Nick Thompson (R-District 73). Hughes and her son will live at the home rent free.

However, a local organization is coming forward saying Hughes isn't being honest about how much help she's had in the past.

The director of We Care Outreach Ministry, Tanya Johnson, says just last month she offered Henrietta Hughes permanent housing and a place to stay free for three months, but Hughes refused.

"We would have allowed her to stay for the first 90 days, no income. You know free," said Tanya Johnson.

Henrietta Hughes has a web site,registered by a Judah Fontz, from Cape Coral Florida. Now I’m wondering why the MSM isn’t going after her ????

"After the president left, reporters crowded around Hughes, doing one interview after another. People in the crowd handed her business cards and cash."

1.) Henrietta Hughes has a long history of financial problems. Her story even made the news back in 2004 before the current recession. She has been playing the system for years.
2.) Unlike "Joe the Plumber" the mainstream media was not going to look into Henrietta's past.

Henrietta -- "How can you take care of my problems?"
Joe the Plumber -- "Can't the government leave me alone?"

It appears as though Henrietta Hughes is not registered to vote in either Florida or New York - not sure about son Corey. Their names appear to come up listed as "owner(s)" on three distinct public housing units going back as far as 1983 - one in Georgia and two in Florida. As to reports she was living with "friends" in New York, that appears to be the home of her parents.

I have no idea why Henrietta Hughes may be homeless today. Unfortunate events happen to us all. My only point is, her troubles and need for public assistance seem to precede the current economic crisis and likely go back years.

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

Aren't the lefties wonderful? Give me Give me Give me more and more.

The lady dressed in white in the video that mouths " I love you Obama" looks familiar to me. I keep thinking I have seen her in the audiences before and not the Florida campaigns for Obama. We just don't know how many of these people are plants and how many are there on their own. Being the Democrat party I just don't trust anything about them.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Pro-Abortion Rep. Groups Announce New Partnership to Weaken GOP

Pro-Abortion Republican Groups Announce New Partnership to Weaken GOP

Washington, DC


Two pro-abortion Republican groups have announced a newly-formed partnership designed to weaken the long-standing pro-life platform the GOP maintains. The Republican Majority for Choice and the WISH List (Women in the Senate and House) hope to team up to drag the party to the left.

Colleen Parro, the head of the Republican National Coalition for Life tells about the new effort.

"Feeling scorned after eighteen years of trying and failing to remove the pro-life language from the Republican national platform, and with the last three Republican presidential administrations [taking a pro-life stance], pro-choice Republican women are trying to make a come-back," Parro said.
The two pro-abortion groups say they plan to “continue the battle for personal freedoms and choice in the GOP.”
Parro says that means they favor "getting rid of the pro-life plank and electing abortion-friendly candidates to office."

Last summer, the Republican Party's platform committee put together a new pro-life party platform that contains some of the strongest language ever condemning abortion and supporting legal protections for unborn children.

It stood in stark contrast to the pro-abortion plank Democrats approved at the behest of President Barack Obama.

The platform draws on the nation's founding documents as expressing the earliest support for human life but backs a Constitutional amendment to make those protections clear.

"Faithful to the first guarantee of the Declaration of Independence, we assert the inherent dignity and sanctity of all human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed," the final GOP platform draft says.
"We support a human life amendment to the Constitution, and we endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children," it added.

During the primary election campaign, exit polling data showed Republicans in most states took a pro-life position by wanting all or most abortions illegal.

Some 19 of 24 states with publicly-available data showed pro-life Republican majorities.

Former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele, who is pro-life, was recently elected as the new chairman of the Republican Party.

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

The two pro-abortion groups say they plan to “continue the battle for personal freedoms and choice in the GOP.”
Parro says that means they favor "getting rid of the pro-life plank and electing abortion-friendly candidates to office."

Yeah, well I favor throwing them out of the GOP. Why don’t they just register as Democrats if they want to kill babies.

Go to hell RINOS! And why are these people Republicans again? Pro-Life is part of the soul of the GOP, and that won’t change! The GOP IS a pro-life party!

Apparently, those RINOs are having a very difficult time admitting that, deep down inside, they are DEMOCRATS!!!! They need to all be thrown out of the party (and take Snowe, Collins and Specter with you, please!)!

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Enter the Netanyahu

Israel Strategy with Mike Evans

Enter the Netanyahu government

Jewish World Review

By Caroline B. Glick

Who won the election on Tuesday night and what do the results tell us about the composition of the next government?

Israeli voters decided two things on Tuesday. First, they decided that they want the political Right to lead the country. Second, leftist voters decided that they want to be represented by a big party so they abandoned Labor and Meretz and put their eggs in Kadima's basket.

These two decisions - one general and one sectoral -- are what brought about the anomalous situation where the party with the most Knesset seats is incapable of forming the next governing coalition. Despite Kadima leader Tzipi Livni's stunning electoral achievement, she cannot form a coalition. Binyamin Netanyahu will be Israel's next prime minister. The Likud will form the next coalition.

But what sort of governing coalition will Netanyahu form? That is today's sixty-four thousand dollar question.

During the campaign, Netanyahu said he wants to form a broad governing coalition. Until Tuesday, he planned to bring the Labor Party led by Ehud Barak into his government while leaving Kadima out in the cold. It was his hope that as the odd man out, Kadima would be destroyed as a viable political entity.

The public though had other plans. On Tuesday voters wiped out David Ben Gurion's party as a political force in the country. Labor's senior leadership reacted to their defeat by declaring that the time has come to move into the opposition. There will be no coalition with Labor.

That leaves Kadima. If Netanyahu wants a leftist party in his government, he will need to bring in Kadima. Such a coalition would be based on a tripartite partnership between Likud, Kadima and Yisrael Beiteinu.

Although Netanyahu clearly prefers such a broad coalition, it is not his only option. The other option is to form a government with his rightist political camp. A coalition of Likud, Yisrael Beiteinu, Shas, United Torah Judaism, the National Union and the Jewish Home parties would constitute a stable governing majority that could withstand attempts by Kadima to bring down the government in the Knesset.

The question is which coalition is best for Likud? The answer to that question is debatable. But to begin to understand what should drive Netanyahu's decision, it is necessary to recognize his top priorities in office. Netanyahu has made clear that his top priorities are preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, defeating Hamas and strengthening the economy.

Netanyahu's free market economic philosophy is shared by Kadima and Yisrael Beiteinu. It is not shared by Shas or Jewish Home. The National Union for its part is neutral. So to cut income taxes by twenty percent, as Netanyahu has pledged to do, a coalition with Kadima is preferable to its rightist alternative. On the other hand, the fact of the matter is that Netanyahu will probably be able to push his economic policies through the Knesset with either governing coalition, particularly if he proposes them quickly.

This leaves the issue of Iran and its Hamas proxy in Gaza. Here the situation becomes more complicated. In a conversation Thursday morning, Likud MK Yuval Steinitz argued in favor of a coalition with Kadima by noting that as the Kadima-led government's wars in Gaza and Lebanon, and its destruction of the Iranian-financed, North Korean built nuclear installation in Syria in September 2007 show, Kadima shares Likud's willingness to use force against Israel's enemies.

At the same time, Steinitz acknowledged that Kadima used force in both Lebanon and Gaza to advance diplomatic aims that are diametrically opposed to Likud's diplomatic aims. In Lebanon, Livni was the architect of the ceasefire with Hizbullah that paved the way for Hizbullah's rearmament, reassertion of control over South Lebanon, and its effective takeover of the Lebanese government as a whole. In Gaza, the Kadima-led government is about to agree to a ceasefire that will in the end strengthen Hamas's grip on power and legitimize the terror group as a political force.

~ snipet ~

The existential threats Israel faces today from Iran and its proxies are exacerbated by the fact that the West's position on Israel is swiftly converging with the Arab world's position on Israel. Throughout Western Europe, elite opinion has swung against Israel. Today not only can Israel expect no support from Europe for its moves to defend itself from its enemies. It can be all but certain that Europe will actively seek to weaken it. The only question is what means Europe chooses to adopt against Israel.

How Netanyahu answers these questions should determine the nature of his governing coalition.

For complete article please go HERE


And there is this..........GREAT article!!!!!!

Right Man for the Job

The American Spectator

A degree of murk attaches to the Israeli election results, to the surprise of none. It is a rule of politics in the Holy Land that if there is an easy way to do a thing and a hard way, the solution is to invent a third, more difficult way. Still, after the dust settles, the smoke clears and the fog lifts, it appears the next Prime Minister will be everyone's favorite MIT diplomate and well-met diplomat, Benjamin Netanyahu. And anyone who has kept up with his Hebrew lessons knows what Benjamin means: "Man of the right."

The freshly minted American administration is none too happy being left at the altar. They had hoped to "remake" Israel along with remaking the United States. Any movie buff can tell you the remakes are rarely as good as the original.

The tactic being employed by the administration and its surrogates is fascinating, though founded in falsity. They are planting stories everywhere about how prickly Netanyahu is, so curmudgeonly that even a nice even-keeled guy like Bill Clinton was subjected to a rough ride.

This sort of setup is a classic pincer strategy elevated by leftists to an art form. If there is disagreement between Obama and Netanyahu, as there will inevitably be, Netanyahu is tarred (you should excuse the expression) as the bad guy. In a word much beloved of negotiators, he will be labeled intransigent. Reuters in a Feb. 9 piece has already dusted off a real nasty word: "truculence." If Netanyahu sells out his principles and betrays his voters, that will be heralded as a sign of statesmanship. It's a thing of beauty, this Machiavellian strategy, even if it is pernicious, obnoxious, fulsome and abhorrent.
Listen to this quote in a few recent articles, attributed to Dennis Ross: "Bill Clinton complained Netanyahu acted as if Israel were the real superpower."

The real truth, well known to both Washington and Jerusalem insiders, is that Clinton hated Netanyahu for no reason other than liberal hating conservative.

The late Ralph de Toledano (1916-2007) wrote a phenomenal essay in the Conservative Chronicle during the impeachment trial of President Clinton. He pointed out how relaxed Bill's body language was around Yasser Arafat, a murderer of Israelis and Americans, soldiers and civilians, adults and children, not to mention a corrupt, dissipated lowlife. On the other hand, when Bill stood next to Benjamin Netanyahu, a fellow Ivy Leaguer with heroic achievements, he was distinctly ill at ease.

Toledano's point was brilliant and true: Clinton's problems with Netanyahu reflect on Bill's character flaws much more than on Benjamin's.

This story is public knowledge, repeated extensively in political circles: Clinton tricked Netanyahu by suddenly offering a pardon for Jonathan Pollard as a sweetener for a deal in the Wye Plantation negotiations. When Netanyahu showed interest in the proposal, Clinton had George Tenet leak the deal in such a way that a flurry of negative publicity ensued. The upshot was that not only was Pollard not released, Netanyahu was criticized for even suggesting such a thing.

On top of all this, the Clintons went out of their way to personally interfere in the Israeli election, helping Barak defeat Netanyahu. They snubbed Netanyahu, canceling scheduled meetings, while encouraging James Carville to go off to Israel and work on the Barak campaign. This was an unprecedented act of interference in another country's political process, and displays the classic Clinton vengefulness.

Hillary Clinton is not looking forward to dealing with him for the obvious reason that she stabbed him in the back. The likelihood of him being terribly forthcoming with her is small, although he has hitherto been careful to avoid taking direct shots at her. But every bit of scorn she gets from him in private or public is thoroughly well deserved and could not happen to a nicer person, ahem.

Hopefully Netanyahu's communication skills will enable him to bypass these weasels and win the hearts of the American public. He maintains a close friendship with Rush Limbaugh, and the two often get together to trade views while smoking stogies. If he has indeed matured, perhaps he can show the American right once and for all how to beat these mean-spirited lefties at their own game.


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

Benjamin in Hebrew means , Man of the Right. I like that!!!

I ask God to lead BiBi on and watch over him and care for him and all of those who love Israel and it’s people. May God keep Israel free.

Here is "Bibi" Netanyahu's website

Bibi lived in the US from age 12 on, and is a graduate of MIT and also has an MBA from MIT. I’ll put him up against BHO that woos of an arugula eater any time.

Bibi warned Obama about Iran and Israel yesterday....before the election. If Bibi wins, there will be teeth clenching, and the usual cursing from the Clintons... they detest him, and smug superiority from BHO, who fears him.

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

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Hugo Chávez Says He’d Talk With Obama ‘Any Day’

Chávez Says He’d Talk With Obama ‘Any Day’

NY Times

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chávez said Saturday that he was ready to engage in direct talks with President Obama in a bid to repair relations with the United States. The statement marked an evolution in Mr. Chávez’s view of Mr. Obama, whom he described last month as having the “same stench” as his predecessor in the White House.

“Any day is propitious for talking with President Barack Obama,” Mr. Chávez said at a news conference here with foreign journalists ahead of a referendum on Sunday that could open the way for him to hold on to power indefinitely. Mr. Chávez said he would be willing to meet with Mr. Obama before a summit meeting in April of Western Hemisphere nations. The White House has not yet responded.

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

All of our enemies now want to talk with B.Hussein Obama, because they know what he is about. And he isn’t about the best interests of the United States.

One day we will probably see AP photos of Chavez, Obama and Amadinejad posing arm in arm.

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Congress Approves Protectionist Measure That Could Spark Trade War

Congress Approves Protectionist Measure That Could Spark Trade War

Major partners, including the European Union and Canada, say the legislation favoring U.S. steel, iron and manufactured goods for government projects could undermine pledges by the leaders of major economies not to resort to protectionism during the world economic downturn.

FOX News

WASHINGTON - Congress approved protectionist measures in a $787 billion stimulus bill Friday that U.S. trading partners have warned could spark a trade war.

The bill, however, left the Obama administration some room to maneuver to appease other countries who say it will benefit U.S. companies unfairly.

The stimulus bill was approved by the House Friday afternoon and by the Senate later in the evening. It now goes to President Barack Obama who is expected to sign into law quickly.

Major partners, including the European Union and Canada, say the legislation favoring U.S. steel, iron and manufactured goods for government projects could undermine pledges by the leaders of major economies not to resort to perfectionism during the world economic downturn.

Requirements known as "Buy American" were softened as the bill progressed through Congress and after strong criticism from abroad. Senate and House negotiators agreed to a version that would require the government not to violate trade agreements when implementing the law.

The bill also allows the Obama administration and state governments to waive requirements to favor U.S. companies if they deem it in the U.S. public interest and if they publish a justification.

The dispute has put Obama in a difficult position. While campaigning last year, he raised questions whether U.S. trade agreements contained sufficient protection for labor and environmental standards. He has warned recently, however, about antagonizing trading partners and has made clear that passage of the overall stimulus bill is needed urgently to mend the U.S. economy.

In several television interviews last week, he said the stimulus package should not include protectionist language that could trigger a trade war. But now that it does, he is likely to sign it anyway. The measures appear, however, to give the administration discretion about how to implement spending decisions, given the requirement of meeting trade obligations.

U.S. labor groups that pushed hard for inclusion of the measure have argued that its main purpose is to ensure that U.S. Treasury dollars are used to the fullest extent to support domestic job creation.

But industry groups see the provision in a different light. One hundred business groups and companies, including major construction, defense and high-tech companies, wrote Senate leaders last week with the dire warning that the provision "will harm American workers and companies across the entire U.S. economy, undermine U.S. global engagement and result in mirror-image trade restrictions abroad that would put at risk huge amounts of American exports."

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

LOL I love how it says this......

"he said the stimulus package should not include protectionist language"

And then either he lied...haha but of course, or Pelosi or someone added it back in the stimulus bill.

So who is the liar in the bunch....I vote on all on the left for starters.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Iraqi Insurgents Meet Our Air Force

Total of eight. That guy's armed." "Alright, we clear?" "Clear. Engage" "Firing." Then total annihilation.

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

I just love happy endings. You know those very touching meet and greet allah moments. heh heh

Ah..durka durka mohammed jihad!!

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February 14, 2009

Actress Karri Turner Loves Supporting The Troops Meets RAC

Karri Turner actress from TV show JAG, a big supporter of our troops

RAC and Karri Turner

"Yesterday I went to our local VA Facility here in Lancaster,CA where they were having a presentation "National Salute To Hospitalized Veterans".
My youngest son informed me that his band (Lancaster High School Band) was going to be playing at the VA, so I figured I'd go and see what the occasion was. One of the guest speakers was Karri Turner who played LT. Harriet Sims on the TV show JAG.
She has been very involved with the USO. She has been on 9 tours so far (Korea, Guantanamo, Iraq, and Afghanistan). I wish I had a recording of her speech, she took some pretty good shots at Hollywood Liberals."..... ~ RAC


Los Angeles, CA (WFN) -- "JAG" star Karri Turner is becoming a Bob Hope for the next generation by headlining a variety show-style USO tour to American soldiers this Christmas.

Just don't ask her where she's going. Turner, who plays "Lt. Harriet Sims," says she's been sworn to secrecy about the tour's overseas stops "for security reasons."

The most she'll leak out is she's heading into a "War Zone" and -- in her words -- "I'm nervous. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't."
If anything does happen to Turner, she sees the positive side: "If I did die like that, then hip, hip hooray. At least I died doing something for my country."

And this is the band that RAC's son is a part of.

Lancaster High School Eagle Corps -

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

This is fantastic, I love it. Thank you RAC for sharing about this and what a great person Karri is, and her support for the troops. I love to see this so much, I just wish more in Hollywood did the same thing.

Rac said too she has a wonderful personality. I think this is so neat in so many ways. Just reading about it felt like how we want America to be every day. A time spent with those that appreciate our troops, and our Veterans, and a highschool band .....( big smile on my face) that is what America is to most of us.

Here is Karri Turner's website


......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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B.Hussein Obama ( Carter on Speed) To Drop Sanctions On Iran

Posting this UPDATED video again because it fits what this post is about. It was made by The Heritage Foundation.

Obama to drop sanctions on Iran

Geostrategy Direct

DOSSIER: Ehud Barak
'Change' the mullahs can believe in: Obama to drop sanctions on Iran


Israelis may have gone to the polls hoping for "Change" but the status quo is all any of the candidates could look forward to whatever the outcome. Defense Minister Ehud Barack, has already glimpsed the future and has warned about what it holds.

Meanwhile, the status quo means continued rocket and missile attacks while international aid pours into the Gaza Strip and bolsters a regime run by Hamas, which is still considered by the United States to be a terrorist organization.

But "Change" is taking place, Barak has intimated, originating not in the Mideast but in Washington, D.C. in the form of a U.S. reconciliation with Iran.

Such a process could result in U.S. acceptance of Teheran's nuclear weapons program and the downplaying of its threats against Israel.

Just as Barack Obama entered office facing a massive economic crisis beyond the scope of his experience, likewise the new Israeli leader will have to make or delay making difficult strategic decisions from the minute he or she enters office.

Barak has already signaled what the new government can expect, officials here said.

The United States has abandoned its policy of sanctioning companies that aid Iran's nuclear and missile program, they said.

The officials said the new Obama administration of has decided to end sanctions against Iranian government agencies or companies that aid Teheran's missile and nuclear program. The officials said Israel has been informed of the new U.S. policy.

"We were told that sanctions do not help the new U.S. policy of dialogue with Iran," an official said.
Barak confirmed the new U.S. policy. In an address to the Herzliya Conference on Feb. 3, Barak said Washington did not say whether it would resume sanctions against Iran.
"We must arrive at a strategic understanding with the United States over Iran's military nuclear program and ensure that even if at this time they opt for the diplomatic option, it will only last a short time before harsh and necessary sanctions are imposed," Barak said.

Obama decided to end sanctions against Iran after determining that the U.S. measures had failed to block Teheran's missile or nuclear weapons program, officials said. Under the administration of former President George Bush, the United States accelerated sanctions on Iran in 2008.

In his address, the Israeli defense minister indicated that Obama had forged an entirely new approach toward Iran. He said the Israeli government has sought a briefing from the new U.S. administration.

A U.S. defense source said the White House would no longer enforce sanctions imposed by the Bush administration. The source said the decision has already been relayed to Iran.

"The administration has abandoned sanctions entirely," the U.S. source said. "It is a completely new ballgame."

Similarly, Obama has decided on a new U.S. ambassador to Syria and is expected to lift sanctions against a nation charged with aiding Al Qaida in Iraq and secretly building a nuclear reactor with North Korean assistance.
Diplomatic sources said Obama, in consultation with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has asked Frederic Hof to become the first U.S. ambassador to Damascus since 2005. The sources said Hof, a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Middle East Policy Council, agreed to take the post.

The sources said the Obama administration was expected to suspend U.S. sanctions on Syria's military and energy programs.

They said Hof would be authorized to facilitate an expansion of U.S. relations with Syria, which deteriorated under President George Bush.

In 2005, the United States withdrew its ambassador to Damascus in wake of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Syria was blamed for the car bombing in Beirut in which Hariri and many of his bodyguards were killed.

The sources said Obama sent emissaries to Syria in September 2008 and pledged that if elected he would reconcile with the regime of President Bashar Assad. After his election victory, they said, Obama sent another message that promised to appoint an ambassador within the first weeks of his administration.

Specialist: Iran has already achieved nuclear weapons capability


A Russian nuclear proliferation expert contradicted a U.S. National Intelligence Estimate, telling a conference here that Iran has developed the capability to produce and fire nuclear weapons. “Iran already has nuclear capabilities,” [Ret.] Gen. Vladimir Dvorkin Dvorkin said on Feb. 4 in a speech to the the annual Herzliya Conference.

He also said that said Iran has engineered its latest missiles, enabling them to contain a nuclear warhead. In a sharp departure from the U.S. NIE in late 2007, the Russian analyst said Teheran acquired most of the components needed for a nuclear bomb as early as 2003.

The White House


Diplomacy: Barack Obama supports tough and direct diplomacy with Iran without preconditions. Now is the time to use the power of American diplomacy to pressure Iran to stop their illicit nuclear program, support for terrorism, and threats toward Israel. Obama and Biden will offer the Iranian regime a choice. If Iran abandons its nuclear program and support for terrorism, we will offer incentives like membership in the World Trade Organization, economic investments, and a move toward normal diplomatic relations. If Iran continues its troubling behavior, we will step up our economic pressure and political isolation. In carrying out this diplomacy, we will coordinate closely with our allies and proceed with careful preparation. Seeking this kind of comprehensive settlement with Iran is our best way to make progress.

And this apparently, this is part of the new “diplomacy".........................

U.S. may moderate shield plan if Russia helps on Iran



The United States will review "the pace of development" of its missile defense shield in Europe if Russia agrees to help stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

The official was speaking as U.S. Undersecretary of State William Burns was in Moscow to push ahead with Washington's vow to hit the "reset button" on U.S.-Russian relations and halt a drift in relations.

"If we are able to work together to dissuade Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapons capability, we would be able to moderate the pace of development of missile defenses in Europe," a senior U.S. administration official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
"The impetus for the deployment of the missile defense systems is the threat from Iran. If it is possible to address that then that needs to be taken into consideration as you look at the deployment of the system," the official said.


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

I expected this from Obama but not so soon. Every Leftist crackpot idea is being rammed through asap by him. Everything Obama does seems deliberate to destroy us

"The United States has abandoned its policy of sanctioning companies that aid Iran's nuclear and missile program, they said. "

"The officials said the new Obama administration of has decided to end sanctions against Iranian government agencies or companies that aid Teheran's missile and nuclear program. The officials said Israel has been informed of the new U.S. policy."

And sorry Czech Republic, we know you risked ticking off Russia in the assumption we would protect you by agreeing to let us put up a shield, but there’s a new sheriff in town and he could care less.

Russia is already helping a nuclear reactor which we know will produce fissle material for their nuclear weapons program.

Instead, we should be asking Russia to STOP helping Iran if they want us to withdraw the ABM project from Poland and Czechosolvakia. In other words, we are prepared to leave the Czech Republic hanging in the wind, show the World that we don’t keep our commitments, that were are cowards, back down to Russia and further degrade our own security.

Our country is run by morons of the worst kind.

Someone get to Obama's birth certificate and get this Kenyan out of office. We have terrorists, communists and Democrats conspiring together to tear down this country from the inside and out.

Barack Hussein Obama is all about absolute power. He won and now he RULES. In his mind, he is the only power and law in the world. The megalomania has been unleashed. Obama is not defending us from the abyss, he’s
purposely leading us into it.

It’s like he’s daring us to do something.

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

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Posted by Wild Thing at 07:50 AM | Comments (15)

Just Wanting To Make Sure Our Constitution Is Followed

State lawmakers: Prove you're president, Mr. Obama

Case being assembled to demand eligibility documentation


A new lawsuit is being prepared by a California attorney who already has four cases pending over the issue of President Obama's eligibility to occupy to Oval Office, and this one will include a demand from state lawmakers who forward state funds to Washington for documentation of his qualifications.

Orly Taitz told WND today she's preparing the complaint but is holding onto it and will file it shortly to give state legislators a chance to join the action as plaintiffs.

Four already have signed up, including state Rep. Eric Swafford of Tennessee, who agreed to be a plaintiff "for a Writ of Mandamus to obtain original birth certificate, immigration records, passports and other vital records for Barry Soetero aka Barack Hussein Obama."

Taitz told WND the case also probably will include members of the military as plaintiffs, since both state lawmakers and military officers are obliged to follow orders from the president, and both have a need to know the orders are legitimate.

"In the military, those would be unlawful orders, and [following them] would subject the officers to courts-martial," she said. "In the legislatures, they cannot follow any of his bills or orders … they don't know who he is.
"As far as we know he is a foreign national … Why should state legislators send any funds from the state to a foreign national?" she said.
"While we are working on the complaint, I'm gathering support from different states," said Taitz.

Her other cases now include one pending at the U.S. Supreme Court, another in Superior Court in California, a third in U.S. District Court in California and a fourth in Texas for which she's awaiting a court response.

'Sanctions' sought in eligibility case

President's attorneys file motion demanding birth, college records be withheld from public.

wnd for complete article

A high-powered team of Los Angeles attorneys representing President Obama in his effort to keep his birth certificate, college records and passport documents concealed from the public has suggested there should be "monetary sanctions" against a lawyer whose clients have brought a complaint alleging Obama doesn't qualify for the Oval Office under the Constitution's demand for a "natural born" citizen in that post.

The suggestion came in an exchange of e-mails and documents in a case brought by former presidential candidate Alan Keyes and others in California.

The case originally sought to have the state's electors ordered to withhold their votes for Obama until his eligibility was established. Since Obama's inauguration, it has been amended to seek a future requirement for a vetting process, in addition to the still-sought unveiling of his records.

In the case, handled largely by Gary Kreep of the U.S. Justice Foundation, records were subpoenaed documenting Obama's attendance at Occidental College.

The lawyer for the college, Stuart W. Rudnick of Musick, Peeler & Garrett, urgently contacted Fredric D. Woocher of Strumwasser & Woocher.

"This firm is counsel to Occidental College. The College is in receipt of the enclosed subpoena that seeks certain information concerning President-Elect Barack Obama," he wrote via fax. "Inasmuch as the subpoena appears to be valid on its face, the College will have no alternative but to comply with the subpoena absent a court order instructing otherwise."
Within hours, Woocher contacted Kreep regarding the issue, telling him, "It will likely not surprise you to hear that President-elect Obama opposes the production of the requested records.

In order to avoid the needless expense of our bringing and litigating a Motion to Quash the subpoena, I am writing to ask whether you would be willing to agree voluntarily to cancel or withdraw the subpoena."

Woocher warned, "Please be advised, in particular, that in the event we are forced to file a motion to quash and we prevail in that motion, we will seek the full measure of monetary sanctions provided for in the Code of Civil Procedures."

Rep. Swafford Provokes Outrage In Democratic Legislators


Jeff Woods reports the reaction of some lawmakers upon hearing that Rep. Eric Swafford had joined the movement that questions President Obama’s citizenship:

“I actually asked Eric for his [birth certificate] this morning. I told him I wanted to see his. He said he had it in his office. I think it’s shenanigans. I don’t see how some of these people get elected. I’m just tickled to death I’m not in a leadership position in the Republican Party. That heart attack I had yesterday would have been for real probably.”

Later, Miller launched into a tirade against the state GOP for what he called racist actions, citing Chip Saltsman’s “Barack the Magic Negro” CD and the “blackbird mailer” sent against Nathan Vaughn in last year’s campaigns.

“What’s wrong with the Republican Party?” asked Miller, who is black.

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

“President’s attorneys file motion demanding birth, college records be withheld from public”

This is about the strangest request made by any public figure. Talk about how to make yourself look more guilty all the time.

Thank you again Mark for these. I am so glad it is not something that is being kept quiet . It is not going away and it shouldn't.

Dr.Orly Taitz is a pitbull, she has really been working hard on this. Dr. Orly is a Russian refugee. She fled the Soviet Union. She states she knew how it was in Russia, she sees it happening here- and she’s out to fight it for all she’s worth.

This is her website

And this is her photo

....Thank you Mark for sending these articles to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at 06:49 AM | Comments (12)

Happy Valentines Day To Team Theodore and Everyone

Valentines Day is here, and hundreds of thousands of United States soldiers will be far away from their loved ones, unable to share an affectionate embrace, a romantic candlelight dinner, a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers.
Valentines Day is about showing the ones you love just how much they mean to you, and no one knows this better than friends and families of troops overseas.
So to all our Military, and their families, to all the Veterans, and to all of you that are friends of Theodore's World blog........ Angry Old Salt and I wish you all a special Valentines Day! Thank you for being in our lives and to the troops, thank you for all you do and for serving our country. Thank you for our freedom!

And Happy Valentines Day to each one of you
that are such an important part of
Theodore's World blog.

You are the song in my heart.

Wild Thing

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:48 AM | Comments (8)

Get Your MONEY for NOTHING from BRO BHO!


Comrades, we are entering DIRE economic $TRAIT$...

~ Darth


I want my... I want my... I want my $TIMULU$ please
Now look at them yo-yo's
That's the way you do it
You voted in BRO BHO for the DNC
No need to be working, that's the way you do it
Money for nothing and your welfare checks for free

Now suckers will be working, that's the way you do it
Let me tell you these conservatives are dumb
Maybe they'll get blisters on their fingers
Maybe they'll get blisters on their thumbs

Chumps gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
Krackers gotta move refridgerators
Losers gotta lift plasma color T.V.'s

That Wallstreeter in pin-stripes all dressed up
Right On BRO BHO! Clean cut and combed his hair
That corporate exec got his own jet airplane
That corporate exec is a billionaire

Chumps gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
Krackers gotta move refridgerators
Losers gotta lift plasma color T.V.'s

Can ya dig it? can ya dig it?
I should have learned to play the guitar
I should have learned to play them drums
Check out that snow bunny!
She got it going on in the camera
Man YES WE CAN sure have some

And he's up there. What's that?
HAWAIIAN noises?
BRO BHO banging on the bongos like a chimpanzee
Yeah he has got your coin
That's the way Obamanation does it
Get your money for nothing and your welfare checks for free

Chumps gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
Krackers gotta move refridgerators
Losers gotta lift plasma color T.V.'s

Listen up Obamanation
The suckers will be working
That's the way we do it
We voted in BRO BHO for the DNC
We don't have to be working
That's the way we do it

Money for nothing and your welfare checks for free
Money for nothing and sub-prime homes for free

Get your money for nothing. Get your college tuitions for free
Money for nothing and your welfare checks for free

Look at that. Look at that
Get your money for nothing
Get your mortgage payments for free

I want my... I want my... I want my $TIMULU$ please
Easy. easy


(Dire Straits #1 hit for three weeks on the charts in June 1985: MONEY FOR NOTHING from their album 'Brothers in Arms').

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

Thank you so much for your rendition of this song. Excellent!!!

....Thank you Darth for sending the article to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM | Comments (10)

A N.Y. So Called "Moderate" Muslim Leader Beheads Wife

Founded TV network to combat negative perceptions of Muslims

Hassan was a community leader and a so called "moderate" Muslim. He was the founder of Bridges TV. A show started to help combat the negative perceptions of Islam and also to build bridges to the non-Muslim world.

Prominent Orchard Park man charged with beheading his wife

Jihad Watch

Bridges TV founder and Chief Executive Muzzammil Hassan founded the TV network in 2004. According to a Reuters story at that time, "his wife came up with the idea in December 2001 while listening to the radio on a road trip.":

"Some derogatory comments were being made about Muslims that offended her," Hassan told Reuters ahead of Tuesday's launch. "She was seven months pregnant, and she thought she didn't want her kids growing up in this environment."

So he founded Bridges TV to combat negative perceptions of Muslims.

But now that he has beheaded his wife, I'm afraid this prominent moderate Muslim will only be feeding those negative perceptions.

"Prominent Orchard Park man charged with beheading his wife," by Gene Warner for the Buffalo News, February 13 .

Orchard Park police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband -- an influential member of the local Muslim community -- reported her death to police Thursday. Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Detectives have charged her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder.

"He came to the police station at 6:20 p.m. [Thursday] and told us that she was dead," Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz said late this morning.

Muzzammil Hassan told police that his wife was at his business, Bridges TV, on Thorn Avenue in the village. Officers went to that location and discovered her body.

Muzzammil Hassan is the founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV, which he launched in 2004, amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light.

The killing apparently occurred some time late Thursday afternoon. Detectives still are looking for the murder weapon.

"Obviously, this is the worst form of domestic violence possible," Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III said today.

Authorities say Aasiya Hassan recently had filed for divorce from her husband.

"She had an order of protection that had him out of the home as of Friday the 6th [of February]," Benz said

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

Again and again Islam shows us what it really is. And again and again self-deluded FOOLS insist that it is not what they see. A world without Islam is the ONLY possibility for civilization. It is a cancer and a plague upon us.

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (15)

"They're Just People" ~ Said by Democrat Staffer

Digital Journal

Congressional staffers have been inundated with calls, emails, and faxes by Americans responding to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, otherwise known as the Stimulus Bill. The voters contacting Washington, DC have voiced clearly that they are against this bill for the past two weeks.

Rep. Paul Collins Broun shared a conversation he had with a lobbyist in his office earlier that day.

The Lobbyist had just left the office of a fellow Democrat Congressman. During his visit in that office the staffers had admitted that they had received a high volume of calls, and they were overwhelmingly against the Stimulus Bill.

The Democrat Congressman staffer’s response was, “oh, they are just people.”

“Can you imagine that?” Broun asked, “How arrogant is that? How elitist is that? Their just people. In other words, that’s the philosophy that Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in Congress have today, is that we’re just people. They know better what we need than we do. It’s an outrage, it’s absolutely an outrage.”

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

They are deluded...and that delusion is of biblical proportion....literally.

Keep pushing and they’re going to find out that these “people” are heavily armed. LOL

These destructive democrat socialists think they are on top of the world, but disaster is right around the corner. They have done too much too soon. They used to do things incrementally, so as to not make it so obvious what their socialist goals are.

Now, Fuhrer Obama and his minions are going for it all as fast as possible. I think they will cause such obvious great harm that even a lot of their former ardent supporters will turn against them.

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:44 AM | Comments (15)

Senate Voted 60-38 ~ Traitors To America Collins, Snowe and Specter


Traitors and loathsome Collins, Snowe and Specter voted yes. Every other Republican voted no. The Senate voted 60-38 Friday night . The roll call was extended into the night to allow time for Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown to fly back from Ohio, where his mother died earlier in the week. His was the decisive 60th vote for the bill, which had the support of just three GOP senators.

A tiny party of GOP Leader Boehner Floor Speech Opposing Democrats' Trillion-Dollar Spending Bill

McCotter On House Floor Following His 'No' Vote on the Stimulus. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter reading from Greg's letter to him urging him to vote 'no' on the trillion dollar mistake.

....."I will have to look them in the eye and tell them whether this trillion dollar bill helped them or not. And as God as my witness, I will at least be able to tell them the truth that it will not. And I will tell them that we will keep trying until we do right by them".... Rep. McCotter's words on the House floor today.

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

No one knows what they signed.

We don’t know if we just signed ourselves into Sharia Law. If we just signed ourselves as a dictatorship with elections called off. We DON’T KNOW. NO ONE KNOWS.

Pork is the least of our worries at this point I think.

That it was rushed through INTENTIONALLY to prevent people from reading it. On a FRIDAY NIGHT.

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (8)

February 13, 2009

Dems Muscle Stimulus Through House; Senate Votes Next

Men who want to watch the world burn are happy today

Thank you God for showing the Republicans to stick together for America.

Dems muscle stimulus through House; Senate next


Democrats pushed a huge, $787 billion stimulus bill through the House and toward final approval on Friday, launching a costly attack on the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and handing President Barack Obama a major victory early in his term.

The House vote was 246-183, with Republicans unanimous in opposition to the bill, which includes tax cuts and an estimated $500 billion in federal spending. Senate leaders set a confirming vote for several hours later, and in a show of urgency, the White House dispatched a government plane to Ohio to fly back a senator who was home for his mother's Saturday morning funeral.

Vigorously disagreeing, House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio dumped a copy of the 1,071-page bill to the floor in a gesture of contempt. "The bill that was about jobs, jobs, jobs has turned into a bill that's about spending, spending, spending," he said.

In the House, all 246 votes in favor were cast by Democrats. Seven Democrats joined 176 Republicans in opposition.

ROLL Call vote

7 Dems that Voted No:

Bright, Griffith, Peterson, Defazio, Minnick, Shuler, And Taylor

Wild Thing's comment.....

Thank God House Republicans held the line.

" the White House dispatched a government plane to Ohio to fly back a senator who was home for his mother's Saturday morning funeral.""

Get this we tax payers are paying for the plane to bring this guy back to vote. sheesh! I think his name is Brown and his mother died and so they will fly him back after her funeral today so he can vote.

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True Cost of Stimulus: $3.27 Trillion

$3.27 Trillion

True Cost of Stimulus: $3.27 Trillion

The Heritage Foundation

All of the major news outlets are reporting that the stimulus bill voted out of conference committee last night has a meager $789 billion price tag. This number is pure fantasy. No one believes that the increased funding for programs the left loves like Head Start, Medicaid, COBRA, and the Earned Income Tax Credit is in anyway temporary. No Congress under control of the left will ever cut funding for these programs. So what is the true cost of the stimulus if these spending increases are made permanent?

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) asked the Congressional Budget Office to estimate the impact of permanently extending the 20 most popular provisions of the stimulus bill. What did the CBO find? The true 10 year cost of the stimulus bill $2.527 trillion in in spending with another $744 billion cost in debt servicing. Total bill for the Generational Theft Act: $3.27 trillion.

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

And where the hell are we getting this money from?!

Our currency will be about as useful as monopoly money.

God help us! I love America with all my heart and it has me crying to see this happening to our country.

I love you all , thank you Team Theodore, you are all such awesome people. America is worth fighting for and I will not give up, this crying is just a momentary weak moment. But I am still locked and bethcha'

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:01 PM | Comments (13)

Final Version of The Bill Even Has Hand Written Notes of MORE Spending

Congressman Tom Price in a video made this morning exposing the underhanded, last minute dealings of this abomination of a bill.

Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price discusses the big-government handout that Democrats are going to push through Congress. The final version of the bill even has hand written notes that allow for more irresponsible spending.

Democrats made the bill available at 11 p.m. on Thursday night. At 9 a.m. Friday morning, the House begins debate on the bill. If members of Congress actually took the time to read the bill, they would have to read through the night at a rate of 626 words per minute before heading to the House floor. What are the odds of that happening?

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

Obama and his snakes that is what I think of these sleazy forms of human flesh the democrats.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 PM | Comments (2)

Stimulus Bill Tells The World Democrats Want a United Socialist States of Amerika

SURPRISE! Dems Break Promise: Stimulus Bill to Floor Friday

Human Events

In a press conference Thursday, the House Republican leadership spoke candidly about being kept out of the House-Senate conference on the Obama-Pelosi-Reid so-called “economic stimulus” bill. They confirmed they had not yet seen the text of the bill as of 4 p.m.

Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he was unsure how many Democrats would vote with Republicans again on this bill but that he thought Republicans “may get a few” Democrats to side with them.

The fact that the Demos have now broken their promise to have the public able to see the bill for 48 hours may drive more Dems into the Republican camp.

"I don’t know, ‘cause they haven’t seen the bill either,” Boehner said.

"The American people have a right to know what’s in this bill,” Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind) told HUMAN EVENTS after the press conference. “Every member of Congress -- Republicans and Democrats -- voted to post this bill on the internet for 48 hours, 48 hours ago. We’ll see if the Democrats keep their word.”

Actually -- as of 5:15 pm, the Democrats had broken their word. The stimulus bill -- which we still haven’t seen -- will be released late tonight and will be brought up on the House floor at 9 am tomorrow.

The following statement was released by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer at 4:57 p.m.:

"The House is scheduled to meet at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow and is expected to proceed directly to consideration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment conference report. The conference report text will be filed this evening, giving members enough time to review the conference report before voting on it tomorrow afternoon."

Meanwhile, at an earlier presser Thursday, Pelosi -- while talking about legislation regarding school construction funds -- said it was vital to see the language of a bill before making decisions.

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) twittered back, “Those in favor of speed over commonsense may just be afraid of letting the People know what they are ramming through.”
“The American people have a right to know what’s in this bill,” Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind) told HUMAN EVENTS after the press conference. “Every member of Congress -- Republicans and Democrats -- voted to post this bill on the internet for 48 hours, 48 hours ago. We’ll see if the Democrats keep their word.”


The Democrats finally made the bill's language available around 11 p.m. Thursday, approximately 10 hours before members meet Friday to consider the bill and 38 hours short of the time promised Americans to review the bill.


Cao may be one of few to break Republican ranks on stimulus


U.S. Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao, R-New Orleans, said Wednesday he is likely to vote for the economic stimulus bill when it comes to a vote, probably today or Friday, even if he is the only Republican member of the House to do so.

“I’m voting along what my conscience dictates and the needs of the 2nd Congressional District dictate, even if I were to be the only member of the GOP to vote for the stimulus package, “ he said.
“Even though it is going to be a humongous bill, even though we will be in debt for years, I believe that more likely than not, I will vote for it because the 2nd Congressional District needs a stimulus package.”
“”The GOP leadership, they fully understand my situation and the needs of my district, “ he said.
Scalise, the assistant Republican whip, laughed when asked whether it was his responsibility to keep Cao in line, adding that a few Republican defections are to be expected.
Joked Cao, “Steve Scalise doesn’t know kung fu. I know kung fu. He can’t whip me.”


U. S. Senate

U. S. House of Representatives

Toll free capital switchboard numbers are:


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

I realize it has been done where they do not read the bill before they vote on it. I don't like that or agree with doing such a thing but it has happened often. BUT not to read this drastic bill is this is particularly egregious, this thing is a disaster.

Liars, cheats, socialists and just plain evil people. They will pay a heavy price for their traitorous actions.

The only thing Transparent about this administration is that we can all see the lying crooks in action and no one seems to be able to stop them. They don’t care about the country or the people anymore, if they ever did. They hold all the cards now and half of America put them in that place. This country is run by thieves and their gang name is “Democrat Politicians.”

Republicans should just walk out and leave them with no Quorum!!!!

And that U.S. Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao, R-New Orleans jerk!

He was a refugee from Vietnam. His father spent 7 years in a reeducation camp after the fall of South Vietnam. He knows what a gift he's been given becoming an American citizen. He's missing the part about standing up for America on this bill. He will not truly help his constituents, he will make them more dependent. He's voting against what has made America Dream the true hope of so many. he should be ashamed of himself. Like I have said before I have had it with these rino's. If we keep making excuses for any of them we will never win America back. We need to be taking names and never forget the traitors to our beloved country that are out there.

So my message to Cao is this...........


Go back to Vietnam asshole!

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (15)

Sen. Judd Gregg's Press Conference on Withdrawal

Judd Gregg Chooses Principle Over Career

The Heritage Foundation

Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) stood up for all Americans — and yes all conservatives — who value limited government and transparent leadership. In withdrawing his name from consideration for Secretary of Commerce, he chose principle over career.

Senator Gregg’s released statement:

“I want to thank the President for nominating me to serve in his Cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. This was a great honor, and I had felt that I could bring some views and ideas that would assist him in governing during this difficult time. I especially admire his willingness to reach across the aisle.
“However, it has become apparent during this process that this will not work for me as I have found that on issues such as the stimulus package and the Census there are irresolvable conflicts for me. Prior to accepting this post, we had discussed these and other potential differences, but unfortunately we did not adequately focus on these concerns. We are functioning from a different set of views on many critical items of policy.
“Obviously the President requires a team that is fully supportive of all his initiatives.
“I greatly admire President Obama and know our country will benefit from his leadership, but at this time I must withdraw my name from consideration for this position.
“As we move forward, I expect there will be many issues and initiatives where I can and will work to assure the success of the President’s proposals. This will certainly be a goal of mine.
“Kathy and I also want to specifically thank Governor Lynch and Bonnie Newman for their friendship and assistance during this period. In addition we wish to thank all the people, especially in New Hampshire, who have been so kind and generous in their supportive comments.
“As a further matter of clarification, nothing about the vetting process played any role in this decision. I will continue to represent the people of New Hampshire in the United States Senate.”

Courage in Washington doesn’t come cheap, and it doesn’t come easy, so it should be recognized when it occurs. Well done, Senator.

I know we already know this but I want to show you just what a POS, a total jerk Obama is:

Obama Talks About Sen. Judd Gregg Withdrawal and says he is still going to keep trying to get Democrats and Republicans to work together..... ( liar liar pants on fire! )

Obama Takes a Shot at Judd Gregg During Lincoln Banquet... he is speaking of Lincoln but he just has to bring up " Commerce Secretary". Then the audience laughs at the put down of Sen Gregg.

A person that is serious about getting people to " work together" does not go around bashing constantly the very people ( Republicans) he " says" he is trying to reach out to. Example, I do NOT want to get along with democrats, they are the enemy within. Thus you will never see me say how I hope we can all get along. BARF no way! ~ Wild Thing

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

The census power grab being moved out of his department and under the control of Obama and his ilk ( such as Rahm Emanuel ) and the the non-stimulus massive democrat spending bill , must have been the last straw. Good for him!

Also Mike Pence ( God bless him ) and the conservative republicans in the house are contemplating court proceeding regarding the CensusGate.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (8)

More Then Testy Creepy Rahm Emanuel Lashes Out Just So Typical Of Him

Emanuel: White House not 'amateur hour'

Washington Times

Defending the White House in the wake of Sen. Judd Gregg's withdrawal as Commerce Secretary, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said it is not "amateur hour" and that the Obama administration is still doing better than President Clinton was at this point.

"Some may call it amateur hour. Having been in two separate White Houses, I'm more than — and within our third week given this set of accomplishments — measure them up," said Mr. Emanuel, who served as a senior adviser in the Clinton White House from 1993 to 1998.

Mr. Gregg, New Hampshire Republican, withdrew his nomination nine days after it was announced. The senator cited "irresolvable conflicts" over their conflicting positions on the economic recovery bill and on operations for the 2010 Census.

Mr. Emanuel said winning passage of the $789 billion recovery spending bill — Congress is rushing to beat a weekend deadline for getting the bill to Mr. Obama — will overshadow the bumps.

"I think the president has always indicated there will be days where there are setbacks, days where there will be disappointments, but as long as we're moving forward those will be bright days not just for us but in fact the American people, he said. "Let's be honest: will the economic recovery or Judd Gregg be a bigger discussion point a week from now?"

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


LMAO ah poor baby, he does not like being told NO. And in such a public way too. Well a big ole Neaner Neaner on you Rahm you jerk.

“White House not ‘amateur hour’”

OH ok ...Try “Year of the commies...”

They control the house, senate and the white house. and the are still having trouble getting bills passed. the ones they do are only done through lies and deceit. Add into that how many have had to pull out due to not paying taxes, corruuption ( Richardson pay to play) etc. hahaha

Make my Friday Rahm and thank you ever so !

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Communist Hanoi Jane Releasing " FTA " Documentary Film

Jane Fonda & Donald Sutherland. as they toured outside military bases from Guam


New York Post

An old skeleton has emerged from Jane Fonda's closet to remind us of her traitorous embrace of the North Vietnamese, which got her dubbed "Hanoi Jane." Docudrama Films is re leasing on DVD a long-suppressed documentary called "FTA," a k a "F*** the Army,(and the Navy and the Marines)" which chroni cles the anti-war shows Fonda staged in front of GIs.
The flick opened in theaters in 1972 the same week she flew to Hanoi and encouraged the Vietnamese com munists to fight "American impe rialists." It was yanked days later and withdrawn from circulation, and the late director Francine Par ker blamed pressure from the Nixon White House.

Hanoi Jane blog

What Screening of FTA
When Monday, February 2, 2009

Rare Screening of Restored Archival Print of
Classic Vietnam War-Era Documentary
With Former FTA Cast Member
Jane Fonda in Person
Monday, February 2 at 7:00pm and 9:15pm
7:00pm show sold out!

FTA (1972, Francine Parker), the Vietnam War-era documentary, will have an ultra-rare screening in a restored archival print with former FTA cast member Jane Fonda in person, Monday, February 2 at 7:00pm and 9:15pm; the 7:00pm show is sold out. Following the screening, Ms. Fonda will talk about the film and her work in the controversial antiwar touring show in a discussion moderated by David Zeiger, director of the recent documentary Sir! No Sir! A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Iraq Veterans against the War, a nonprofit organization that advocates for ending the war and for providing support to returning service members.
Virtually unseen in any format since a brief theatrical run in 1972, FTA documents "the show the Pentagon couldn't stop." The revue, whose letters were said to stand both for Free Theater Associates and also Free (or, at times, another F-word) The Army, brought antiwar entertainment to military personnel at the height of Vietnam. Performers like Ms. Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Holly Near toured towns near military bases around the US and overseas, lending their support to troops who opposed the war. The film follows the troupe as it travels and performs near US military bases on the Pacific Rim -- Hawaii, Okinawa, the Philippines -- encouraging opposition to the war among the rank-and-file of US forces.
FTA is a gritty mix of rollicking performances and GI interviews, juxtaposing lighthearted political satire with the somber realities of war, occupation, and the absurdities of military life, a barbed rebuke to the staid USO program. From Okinawa to the Philippines, stirred by the show's provocative message, the members of the U.S. military find courage to speak out candidly in front of the camera.
Fonda and Sutherland are joined on stage by an all-star cast of musicians and activists including folk musician Len Chandler and comedian Paul Mooney. A fresh look at the Vietnam anti-war movement through the songs and skits that shook a generation, this film will leave you singing along with the fired-up men and women of the military. Foxtrot, Tango, Alpha... F*** the Army!

November 22, 1970 -- During a fund-raising tour for GI deserters, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and the Black Panthers, Jane Fonda is quoted in the Detroit Free Press as telling a University of Michigan audience:

"I would think that if you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees that we would someday become communist," and "The peace proposal of the Viet Cong is the only honorable, just, possible way to achieve peace in Vietnam."

Winter Soldier Timeline

January, 1971: Jane Fonda raises funds for the Winter Soldier Investigation through a series of benefit concerts. Participants include Fonda, Dick Gregory, Donald Sutherland, Graham Nash, David Crosby and Phil Ochs. Fonda is named Honorary National Coordinator of the event.

February 16, 1971: Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland form “FTA” (F*** The Army), an anti-war, anti-American road show that tours near Army bases in order to undermine troop morale. Skits and songs portray American defeats, soldiers refusing to fight, and the murder of officers by their troops. FTA cast members mingle with soldiers after the shows, encouraging them to desert or to sabotage the Army.

December 1971 Fonda made the following statement at the University of Texas:

"We've got to establish a Socialist economic structure that will limit private profit-oriented businesses. Whether the transition is peaceful depends on the way our present governmental leaders react. We must commit our lives to this transition ...... We should be very proud of our new breed of soldier. It's not organized but it's mutiny, and they have every right." --Karen Elliott Dallas Morning News December 11, 1971

In 1972 Hanooi Jane went to North Vietnam for a photo shoot. What a great way to use your "celebrity" and further your cause by posing for communist propoganda photos.
That wasn't enough.
In August she broadcast at least 10 speaches to US service personal stationed in South East Asia via Radio Hanoi spewing rhetoric about wiping out illiteracy and prostitution in Veitnam and calling them war criminals. She coments on American plays being performed at the Temple Of Literature in North Vietnam. Did she even wonder at any time that the North Vietnamese might have staged that? She wants Nixon to read the poetry of Ho Chi Minh. While American soldiers were fighting and dying in the Vietnam War, this is how Jane was using her money and influence. Upon her return she tells the world press that the American POWs were being well treated and not tortured.
Still not enough.
As the American POWs returned home in 1973, they spoke out about the inhumane treatment and torture they had suffered as prisoners of war. Their stories directly contradicted Janes earlier statements of 1972. She told The New York Times "These were not men who had been tortured. These were not men who had been starved. These were not men who had been brainwashed." "I think that one of the only ways that we are going to redeem ourselves as a country for what we have done there is not to hail the POWs as heroes, because they are hypocrites and liars ... History will judge them severely."
Still not enough?

In 1975, Hanoi Jane went to Moscow, thanking them "for sending assistance which the Soviet people are sending to Vietnam"

Then she traveled back to North Vietnam with her son Troy for a celebration in her honor for her help during the war. During the celebration her son was christened after a Viet Cong martyr Nguyen Van Troi who tried to assassinate Robert Macnimara with a roadside bomb near Saigon in 1963.

2007 or 2008: Fonda signs Revolutionary Communist Party's "World Can't Wait" call...

Endorsers of the World Can't Wait Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Include:

The World Can't Wait

World Can't Wait--Drive Out the Bush Regime is a Maoist-revolutionary movement organized by the Revolutionary Communist Party. ....Check out the names listed!

James Abourezk, Aris Anagnos, Rocky Anderson, Anti-Flag, Edward Asner, Russell Banks, Ed Begley Jr., Harry Belafonte, St. Clair Bourne, Gabriel Byrne, Margaret Cho, Ward Churchill, Paulette Cole, US Rep John Conyers Jr., John Densmore, Jesse Diaz Jr., Michael Eric Dyson, Steve Earle, Niles Eldredge, Daniel Ellsberg, Eve Ensler, Laura Flanders, Jane Fonda, Martin Garbus, Senator Mike Gravel, Andre Gregory, Sam Hamill, Suheir Hammad, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Mumia Abu-Jamal, Rickie Lee Jones, Sarah Jones, Brig. Gen. (Ret) Janis Karpinski, Jonathan Kozol, Rabbi Michael Lerner, US Rep. Cynthia McKinney, Robin Meyers, Mark Crispin Miller, Tom Morello, Viggo Mortensen, John Nichols, US Rep. Major Owens, Grace Paley, Harvey Pekar, Sean Penn, Michelle Phillips, Harold Pinter, Michael Ratner, Mark Ruffalo, US Rep. Bobby Rush, Susan Sarandon, Richard Serra, Jeff Sharlet, Rev. Al Sharpton, Cindy Sheehan, Martin Sheen, Nancy Spero, Gloria Steinem, Lynne Stewart, Serj Tankian, Sunsara Taylor, Studs Terkel, Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut, Alice Walker, Naomi Wallace, US Rep. Maxine Waters, Cornel West, Ann Wright, Howard Zinn, and thousands more who have already joined us.


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

Let's see B.Hussein Obama wins an election even though one of his long time friends and associations is Bill Ayers ( terrorist/anti-war activist etc.), and Hanoi Jane was one of Obama supporters in this election has an old film being revived again. Communists for Obama one of their own has given them a new surge.

Hanoi Jane could stop this film being shown if she wanted to. But no way does she want to do that. Why should she I am sure she is thinking when her man in the White House has friends like Bill Ayers one of her own. These people breath the air of Freedom, and have done all they can to fight and destroy those that have fought to make it possible for all of us.

America used to excute traitors to our country, people that committed treason. The last time that I can find they did this was in 1953 a husband and wife the Rosenbergs.

I wonder why we stopped excution for people that do things and say things like Hanoi Jane, John Kerry, and all the others that aided the enemy, put our soldiers lives in even more danger and caused our POW's to be tortured even worse then they already were. I just don't understand and I guess I never will.

As some of you know years ago I had an opportunity to tell Hanoi Jane off and I took it. I posted it here at Theodore's World back in March of 2006.

Hanoi Jane Encounter

I have put the text of it below where it says.....Continue reading............

I received an email asking me how I felt about posting about Hanoi Jane. I told her I would do a post about it in case anyone else was curious. She wondered why I " bothered" as she put it.

America has way too much apathy, way too much tolerance for traitors. They are not punished, they are even admired by some of the low life in our country. Remember the week that Gore was in Saudi Arabia with Clinton and others and sounded off on America. Committing treason as far as I am concerned. The same week Cheney had the shooting accident. We never heard the media about Gore, I only knew about it because of being online. But Cheney was bombarded on every network, every channel, every news and political talk show on TV. You would have thought he had been gunning for someone, tracking the person and then killing him.

It is like America is upside down or something.

During the Vietnam War it sickened me and angered me beyond words how I felt about Hanoi Jane, Donald Sutherland,Gregory Peck and others how they were traitors to not only America but our troops. I swore I would never let up on what they did, never stop telling the world just how vile they were and are, and how they should be punished.

One of the times I came back from Vietnam, some friends of mine, Vietnam Veterans that had just gotten back from Nam told me how they had driven their motorcycles up the coast of California and put the Hanoi Jane stickers in the urinals in the bathrooms at gas stations along the way. We all had a good laugh and I complimented them on what a great idea it was.

One of the trips back home Bob Hope and I were standing outside a building where we had just had a meeting to talk about a trip coming up and a man walked right up to Bob Hope and spit in his face. It landed on his collar bone. Bob Hope stood there and told the guy, " that's not enough nerve to enlist, you have to be a man." The guy ran off.

Year later, in the early 80's I was leaving the gym I went to and Hanoi Jane was standing outside talking to someone. I wondered why the heck she was there. This gym I went to was Gold's Gym in Venice, you know the bodybuilding Mecca gym. She had a workout place in Beverly Hills, called Jane Fonda's Workout.

I stood by the door of the gym till the person she was talking to walked away. Then I walked right up to her with a purpose in my steps. I am 5'11 and Hanoi Jane is 5'7". So I had 4 inches on her, I got as close as I could, so she could feel my breath on her. I stood as tall as I could, you know when you stand there and really stretch out your back, perfect posture etc.? Yep that is what I did, wishing right then that I was taller then 5'11 just this one time in my life.

Hanoi Jane:She looked up and asked," You're a tall girl, do you want something?"

Wild Thing: Yes, Jane I need to tell you something. I have a message for you from over 2,000,000 Americans that served in uniform in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Hanoi Jane: You have a lot of nerve!

Wild Thing: Yes I do, these 2 million have my six and that is my ass, my back in case you do not know. They are very pissed off at you. And so am I, so I have to let you know from them and myself that we don't think you are a traitor, we KNOW you are.
And from me to you I will never forgive you for what you did, for the actions you took and for the words you spoke. You will take those things to hell when you die. But not only that, you will take the responsibility of the deaths you caused, the beatings and treatment you caused our troops by the enemy with you as well. Every drop of blood, every bead of sweat, every pain in their limbs and bodies that you caused them to be tortured and maimed. Every broken heart, every lost loved one left behind.

Hanoi Jane: ( interrupting) you do have guts I will give you that. I am not embarrassed by what I did, nor sorry. I believed in what I did then and still do today. You are wrong and Americans were murderers. You are condoning their murder as I see it.

Wild Thing: No, but I would condone your being punished for treason. Have you ever heard of the Rosenberg's? They were executed in 1938 for treason. Am I getting warm here in you knowing how I think you should be punished?

Hanoi Jane: she nodded and stayed silent

Wild Thing: Good then I will just end this conversation with this. You use this country, you use our military Jane. You use the freedoms that you have as if it cost nothing. You and your ilk are not why this is the land of the free. You and your ilk are not why our military and all the way back to our forefathers went through what they did to make sure we have the greatest Nation in the world. We were not defeated in the Vietnam War Jane, our troops won that war. It was our politicians, the lying media, and the communists in our country that lost the war, the cowards and the enemy of America that walk our streets like you.
You will never understand, I know this. This was a meeting in time that had to be,not for you, but for my Vietnam Veterans, and for me to tell you just what I think of you.
The courage, determination, camaraderie, selflessness they own and you never will. They are America's heroes something you will never understand. I despise you Jane you are not worth one gasp of air that you breath. I hope we never run into each other again. But these things needed to be said to your face, up close and personal.

After this I went home, I was shaking a little not because of meeting her but because I was so angry. Nick said to write it down as best I could so I would not forget what I said but also what she said. So I did and saved it.

Having a blog is also an excellent way of keeping track of things happening in the world. News and information of all kinds of things. Anything I post about Hanoi Jane will always be listed in my sidebar under Traitors To America.

There are also some pages at my personal website that mention Hanoi Jane, so Melinda maybe you would like to check them out as well. Read the posts here on this blog too, posts made by Veterans that walk the walk.Men, real men every one of them, and each one that you should feel honored to be in their presence. If you do then you will never again say or think why bother.

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Terrorist Bill Ayers Wants Sarah Palin to Share Talk Show

Bill Ayers Wants Sarah Palin to Share Talk Show


During the presidential campaign, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin highlighted Barack Obama's connection to former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers – charging that the candidate was "palling around with terrorists." Now Ayers wants to bury the hatchet with a joint talk show.

"Pallin' Around with Sarah and Bill," is the name Ayers has come up with, according to a report by CNN.
Though Ayers sent her a note after the election touting the virtues of such a show, he concedes, "I haven't heard back."

The revelation will be featured in the next New York Times magazine.

Not surprisingly, Ayers was not asked to stump for Obama during the campaign. In fact, there was no communication at all, according to Ayers.

"They apparently didn't want to call me, and I certainly wouldn't have initiated it," he said.

With his interview with the magazine, Ayers broke a long silence. He granted no interviews during the campaign – although he claims that this reticence to confront the media was not at the insistence of the Obama camp.

As to his feelings toward now President Obama, Ayers told the New York Times that in his opinion, Obama's election was "a strike against white supremacy."
Ayers told the magazine that he still looks at himself as a "radical," but Obama is, in his opinion, a "moderate Democrat."

Fueled by outrage over racism and the Vietnam War, the Weather Underground waged a low-level war against the U.S. government through much of the 1970s, bombing targets across the country.

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

I wouldn’t go anywhere near that terrorist and breathe the same air. There is no way she ever lower herself to respond to Ayers.

Can you belileve the nerve of this guy?

....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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Three Brothers Come Together in Iraq

The Klein brothers, with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment Air Ambulance, stand together in front of a UH-60 ‘Blackhawk’ Jan. 24, aboard al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The three brothers spent four days reunited for the first time since August thanks to an exchange program that gives soldiers the opportunity to work with different units.

Band of Brothers: Three Brothers Come Together in Iraq

By Cpl. Ryan Young
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq – Work may have felt less like endless hours in a helicopter hangar and a little more like time spent back in Iowa for three soldiers who share more than a common hometown.

Two brothers with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment Air Ambulance, which supports Marine Expeditionary Force operations, reunited with their third brother in Iraq, Jan. 19-24, for the first time since August due to a temporary swap of maintenance personnel between two squadrons.

Army 1st Lt. Sheldon Klein, a UH-60 ‘Blackhawk’ pilot and Army Staff Sgt. Travis Klein, a UH-60 crew chief, were surprised when they heard they would get a chance to work alongside their middle brother, Army Sgt. Michael (Shane) Klein, a tactical helicopter repairman with the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade. The reunion was credited to a new exchange program that gives maintenance Soldiers the opportunity to experience different phases of maintenance and new command structures.

“Sheldon got back from leave and Shane arrived for the exchange program on the same day,” said Travis. “I had brothers sneaking up behind me in the halls.”

With the oldest and youngest brother continuously changing bases throughout the deployment, it was truly by chance that the brothers from Dysart, Iowa, were able to get together.

“We have too many moving parts to pull something like this off,” said Army 1st Sgt. Andrew Carrillo, the C Company 2-211th Air Ambulance first sergeant. “Personnel are constantly moving, and this reunion was extremely lucky.”

The three brothers are hard workers who have the mindset of getting their duties and responsibilities completed before they let themselves sit down and enjoy each other’s company, according to Army Sgt. Scott Blakesley, a technical inspector with C Company 2-211th Air Ambulance and a friend of the brothers.

“That is just how they were raised and I think it makes them deserve this reunion even more,” Carrillo explained.

Being able to work together was a huge plus for the brothers. Seeing each other performing their jobs keeps them focused on their own tasks with the thought that, at some point, one of their brothers is going to have to trust in the aircraft they work on as well as the skill of the pilot.

“As a pilot, being with my brothers makes me hold other pilots to a high standard, because I know one of my brothers could be flying with them at some point,” Sheldon said. “In addition, I’m sure my brother on the maintenance side is making sure his fellow Soldiers are taking that extra step to ensure the aircraft is ready, knowing it very well could be one of his brothers flying aboard.”

“We all try to spread that mentality to the other servicemembers by getting them to see each other as true blood brothers,” said Sheldon.

During their time together they took the chance to call their parents and families. The brothers agree that their families have played an important role in getting through the deployment, which made the ability to get together while in Iraq, a huge morale boost for both them and their families.

The Klein brothers also spent some of their time playing music together late into the night.

“We are limited on time and staying fairly busy with work but as we get time we have gotten together to do a little guitar playing,” Travis explained.

“There is a lot of music history in our family and we all enjoy playing together,” Shane said. “Sitting down playing music with Travis and myself on the guitar and Sheldon on the harmonica gives me the chance to clear my mind and it helps us reset. Once you are so far into a deployment, you might start feeling like you are losing your edge and this is like a reset button for me. I know I will be going back to work sharper.”

The next time the Klein brothers hope to meet up again is at home after their deployments are finished. Until then, they all agree that they are grateful for the time they spent together, helping them and their families out a great deal.

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

Thank you to all three of Klein brothers. God bless you and keep you safe.

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U.S. (B.Hussein Obama) Worried Over Prospect of Right-wing Gov't

US worried over prospect of right-wing gov't

The Jerusalem Post

US officials are publicly taking a wait-and-see approach to the formation of a new Israeli government, but privately many have expressed concern that Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu might preside over a right-wing coalition.

"There would be great unease" at the prospect of such a government, said one Capitol Hill source.

He predicted that a governing coalition of parties from the Right could embolden the left flank of the Democratic party and turn up pressure, particularly in the US Congress, to pass measures that made clear demands on Israel.

He distinguished, however, between a Netanyahu-led right-wing coalition and Netanyahu-led national unity government.

Despite the Likud's second-place finish to the centrist Kadima party, parties on the Right won more of the vote, which means Netanyahu might have an easier time forming a hawkish coalition but could try to work out a formula for a unity government, as could Kadima head Tzipi Livni.

The Capitol Hill source, who didn't want to be identified speaking about another country's internal politics, noted that Netanyahu had made a strong effort to reach out to the Obama administration and made the case to the US and the Israeli public that he could work with the White House.

He said that attitude could help assuage US concerns when presented in a national-unity package, whose positions - whether under Netanyahu or Livni - would be more in line with the US's own policies of engagement on Arab-Israeli reconciliation.
"The hope is that there is a government that is really committed to peace with the Palestinians," The Washington Post quoted one senior administration official saying.

For the rest of the article please GO HERE

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

It is not the US, it is Obama and his people that are NOT wanting Israel to be strong and have a good leader that will fight the terrorists. Obama more concerned over his fellow Muslims then the Jews in Israel.

....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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February 12, 2009

Airman First Class William H. Pitsenbarger ~Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization: Airman First Class, U.S. Air Force
Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Bien Hoa Air Base, Republic of Vietnam.
Place and Date: Near Cam My, 11 April 1966.

Pitsenbarger loved the Air Force and his job, which was to save lives. His commander, Maj. Maurice Kessler, called him “One of a special breed. Alert and always ready to go on any mission.” Another rescue pilot, Capt. Dale Potter, said Pits was a “young eager kid who was always ready to go, and always willing to get into the thick of the action where he could be the most useful.”

Although Pitsenbarger didn’t escape that hellhole alive, nine other men did, thanks to the courage and devotion to duty of a 21-year-old airman, a former supermarket stockboy from Piqua, Ohio. For his bravery, the Air Force awarded Bill Pitsenbarger its second highest award — the Air Force Cross, becoming the first enlisted airman to receive the medal.

“Bill was an ordinary guy with extraordinary courage and determination,” said William, his father. “I’m very proud of him. And I’d like to think if you took any PJ in the Air Force and put him in the same situation, they’d do the same thing. They’re special people.”

And they live by a special code, one that often demands they risk everything, pledging “These Things We Do That Others May Live.”

Airman 1st Class William H. Pitsenbarger

A1C - E4 - Air Force - Regular

21 year old - Single
Born on July 08, 1944

On April 11th, 1966, 21-year old A1C William H. Pitsenbarger of Piqua, Ohio was killed while defending some of his wounded comrades. For his bravery and sacrifice, he was posthumously awarded the nation's second highest military decoration, the Air Force Cross.

"Pits", as he was known to his friends, was nearing his 300th combat mission on that fateful day when some men of the U.S. Army's 1st Division were ambushed and pinned down in an area about 45 miles east of Saigon. Two HH-43 "Huskie" helicopters of the USAF's 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron were rushed to the scene to lift out the wounded. Pits was a pararescueman (PJ) on one of them. Upon reaching the site of the ambush, Pits was lowered through the trees to the ground where he attended to the wounded before having them lifted to the helicopter by cable.

After six wounded men had been flown to an aid station, the two USAF helicopters returned for their second loads. As one of them lowered its litter basket to Pitsenbarger, who had remained on the ground with the 20 infantrymen still alive, it was hit by a burst of enemy small-arms fire. When its engine began to lose power, the pilot realized he had to get the Huskie away from the area as soon as possible. Instead of climbing into the litter basket so he could leave with the helicopter, Pits elected to remain with the Army troops under enemy attack and he gave a "wave-off" to the helicopter which flew away to safety.

Pits continued to treat the wounded and, when the others began running low on ammunition, he gathered ammo clips from the dead and distributed them to those still alive. Then, he joined the others with a rifle to hold off the Viet Cong. About 7:30 PM that evening, Bill Pitsenbarger was killed by Viet Cong snipers. When his body was recovered the next day, one hand still held a rifle and the other a medical kit.


'That Others May Live'
By John L. Frisbee, Contributing Editor

October, 1983

By April 1966, 21-year-old A1C William H. Pitsenbarger, then in the final months of his enlistment, had seen more action than many a 30-year veteran. Young Pitsenbarger had gone through long and arduous training for duty as a pararescue medic with the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service and had completed more than 300 rescue missions in Vietnam, many of them under heavy enemy fire. He wore the Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters; recommendations for four more were pending. A few days earlier, he had ridden a chopper winch line into a minefield to save a wounded ARVN soldier.

His service with ARRS convinced Pitsenbarger that he wanted a career as a medical technician. He had applied to Arizona State University for admission in the fall. But that was months away. He had a job to do in Vietnam and, as rescue pilot Capt. Dale Potter said, Pitsenbarger "was always willing to get into the thick of the action where he could be the most help."

On April 11 at 3 p.m., while Pitsenbarger was off duty, a call for help came into his unit, Detachment 6, 38th ARR Squadron at Bien Hoa. Elements of the Army's 1st Infantry Division were surrounded by enemy forces near Cam My, a few miles east of Saigon, in thick jungle with the tree canopies reaching up to 150 feet. The only way to get the wounded out was with hoist-equipped helicopters. Pitsenbarger asked to go with one of the two HH-43 Huskies scrambled on this hazardous mission.

Half an hour later, both choppers found an area where they could hover and lower a winch line to the surrounded troops. Pitsenbarger volunteered to go down the line, administer emergency treatment to the most seriously wounded, and explain how to use the Stokes litter that would hoist casualties up to the chopper.

It was standard procedure for a pararescue medic to stay down only long enough to organize the rescue effort. Pitsenbarger decided, on his own, to remain with the wounded. In the next hour and a half, the HH-43s came in five times, evacuating nine wounded soldiers. On the sixth attempt, Pitsenbarger's Huskie was hit hard, forced to cut the hoist line, and pull out for an emergency landing at the nearest strip. Intense enemy fire and friendly artillery called in by the Army made it impossible for the second chopper to return.

Heavy automatic weapons and mortar fire was coming in on the Army defenders from all sides while Pitsenbarger continued to care for the wounded. In case one of the Huskies made it in again, he climbed a tree to recover the Stokes litter that his pilot had jettisoned. When the C Company commander, the unit Pitsenbarger was with, decided to move to another area, Pitsenbarger cut saplings to make stretchers for the wounded. As they started to move out, the company was attacked and overrun by a large enemy formation.

By this time, the few Army troops able to return fire were running out of ammunition. Pitsenbarger gave his pistol to a soldier who was unable to hold a rifle. With complete disregard for his own safety, he scrambled around the defended area, collecting rifles and ammunition from the dead and distributing them to the men still able to fight.

It had been about two hours since the HH-43s were driven off. Pitsenbarger had done all he could to treat the wounded, prepare for a retreat to safer ground, and rearm his Army comrades. He then gathered several magazines of ammunition, lay down beside wounded Army Sgt. Fred Navarro, one of the C Company survivors who later described Pitsenbarger's heroic actions, and began firing at the enemy. Fifteen minutes later, as an eerie darkness fell beneath the triple-canopy jungle, Pitsenbarger was hit and mortally wounded. The next morning, when Army reinforcements reached the C Company survivors, a helicopter crew brought Pitsenbarger's body out of the jungle. Of the 180 men with whom he fought his last battle, only 14 were uninjured.

William H. Pitsenbarger was the first airman to be awarded the Air Force Cross posthumously. The Air Force Sergeants Association presents an annual award for valor in his honor.

The Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service is legendary for heroism in peace and war. No one better exemplifies its motto, "That Others May Live," than Bill Pitsenbarger. He descended voluntarily into the hell of a jungle firefight with valor as his only shield--and valor was his epitaph.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial


Airman First Class Pitsenbarger distinguished himself by extreme valor on 11 April 1966 near Cam My, Republic of Vietnam, while assigned as a Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron. On that date, Airman Pitsenbarger was aboard a rescue helicopter responding to a call for evacuation of casualties incurred in an on-going firefight between elements of the United States Army's 1st Infantry Division and a sizable enemy force approximately 35 miles east of Saigon. With complete disregard for personal safety, Airman Pitsenbarger volunteered to ride a hoist more than one hundred feet through the jungle, to the ground. On the ground, he organized and coordinated rescue efforts, cared for the wounded, prepared casualties for evacuation, and insured that the recovery operation continued in a smooth and orderly fashion. Through his personal efforts, the evacuation of the wounded was greatly expedited. As each of the nine casualties evacuated that day were recovered, Pitsenbarger refused evacuation in order to get one more wounded soldier to safety. After several pick-ups, one of the two rescue helicopters involved in the evacuation was struck by heavy enemy ground fire and was forced to leave the scene for an emergency landing. Airman Pitsenbarger stayed behind, on the ground, to perform medical duties. Shortly thereafter, the area came under sniper and mortar fire. During a subsequent attempt to evacuate the site, American forces came under heavy assault by a large Viet Cong force. When the enemy launched the assault, the evacuation was called off and Airman Pitsenbarger took up arms with the besieged infantrymen. He courageously resisted the enemy, braving intense gunfire to gather and distribute vital ammunition to American defenders. As the battle raged on, he repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire to care for the wounded, pull them out of the line of fire, and return fire whenever he could, during which time, he was wounded three times. Despite his wounds, he valiantly fought on, simultaneously treating as many wounded as possible. In the vicious fighting which followed, the American forces suffered 80 percent casualties as their perimeter was breached, and airman Pitsenbarger was finally fatally wounded. Airman Pitsenbarger exposed himself to almost certain death by staying on the ground, and perished while saving the lives of wounded infantrymen. His bravery and determination exemplify the highest professional standards and traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Air Force.



The "Huskie" was used primarily for crash rescue and aircraft fire-fighting. It was in use with the U.S. Navy when delivery of the H-43As to the USAF Tactical Air Command began in November 1958. Delivery of the -B series began in June 1959. In mid-1962, the USAF changed the H-43 designation to HH-43 to reflect the aircraft's rescue role. The final USAF version was the HH-43F with engine modifications for improved performance. Some -Fs were used in Southeast Asia as "aerial fire trucks" and for rescuing downed airmen in North and South Vietnam. Huskies were also flown by other nations including Iran, Colombia, and Morocco.

A Huskie on rescue alert could be airborne in approximately one minute. It carried two rescuemen/fire-fighters and a fire suppression kit hanging beneath it. It often reached crashed airplanes before ground vehicles arrived. Foam from the kit plus the powerful downwash air from the rotors were used to open a path to trapped crash victims to permit their rescue.

The HH-43B on display, one of approximately 175 -Bs purchased by the USAF, established seven world records in 1961-62 for helicopters in its class for rate of climb, altitude and distance traveled. It was assigned to rescue duty with Detachment 3, 42nd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, prior to its retirement and flight to the Museum in April 1973.

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

All those that have served our country touch all of our lives. It is because of each one of them that we are able to have lived in the land of the free, a freedom that we have had unlike other countries. Ours was the best, our Freedom and we owe each day of that to our Veterans and to men that have served like Airman First Class William Hart Pitsenbarger.

I wish there was a way to thank each one for their sacrifice, but I know one thing, they will NEVER be forgotten, NEVER!


....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 04:55 AM | Comments (6)

"Our Time Will Come,Liberals"...payback is "going to be hell" ~ AMEN Rush!

Rush Limbaugh website


I'll tell you how we're going to get our country back, and I'll tell you what we're going to do when we get our country back. I'll give you a little hint. We're going to treat them the same way they have been treating us for years. We are going to subject them to the same things they have subjected us to, and we are going to have a big and strong and powerful government to wield against them because they're in the process of building it. And we're going to win it back one day, and when we win this country back, and this government back, we are going to deploy government against them the way they have been deploying it against us, and let them find out what it's like, and they're not going to be able to stop it, because they will not have a power base anywhere that will let them stop it.

Is it time to panic? No, my friends, it's not time to panic, because nothing gets done in a panic. What we have to realize is this: the left, the Democrat Party, will not control the government forever. It just will not happen. They are going to overreach. They're going to overreach pretty quickly. Polling data already shows that, in a generic race for Congress, it's tied Republican and Democrat. Only when you put the names in... Nobody can believe this. Fifty-six percent of the American people now are in opposition to the stimulus in total or in part. By the way, about the negotiations: They're trying to ram this through just like amnesty. They're trying to ram this through, and they're using the same tactics that they used with global warming. It's a fear of crisis. We can't wait; we gotta do it now. The conference negotiations are going on with not one Republican being permitted to participate.

Did you know that? Not one Republican from the House, not one Republican Senator is involved in the conference between the House and the Senate to come up with a bill that both support. Not one Republican in this new era of responsibility, not one Republican in this new era of bipartisanship. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have shut the Republicans out. This is from Mike Pence, congressman from Indiana. So, let 'em go ahead with these tactics. We can't stop them anyway. We lost the election. But they're going to lose down the road. They will not control government forever, and when our turn comes, we are going to turn the power of government against the left. We are going to investigate them. We are going to hold public hearings. We are going to humiliate them. We're going to nationalize their unions. We're going to fund our groups for a change.

If they can give ACORN $4.1 billion then we can start paying our groups with federal money. We're going to do exactly to them what they have done to us. We're going to build and use the Big Government that they have built and turn it right against them. We are gonna turn the power of government against the left, and against Democrats in ways they cannot imagine. They will not know what hit them. They are using the law. They are using government to advance a cause that is un-American. We are going to use the power that the left is centralizing in the federal government to punish them, to break 'em up, and to make them pay for this. It's time for tit-for-tat. Nice guy playing by the rules when they don't, is over. It's time they got a taste of their own medicine, and it's going to happen, folks, because they're not going to hold power forever.

The left -- you people, you Democrats -- you are creating a monster that you will not be able to control forever. You will ultimately regret what you are doing just like the media will ultimately regret its sacrifice of reason, its abandonment of its primary purpose. The day is coming when the media will actually investigate a Democrat and find some problems and nobody's going to believe them because they've lost all credibility. Nobody believes what the mainstream media says now anyway. Except the uneducated, the illiterate, and the uninformed -- which, sadly, is a fairly large number. Well, we'll deal with that. We are taking names. We are taking names now. We are monitoring who on the left is going to deserve payback, and it's going to be hell. This much I promise you. This is just getting out of hand.

We're gonna come after the left's favorite corporations. We're going to come after your favorite political constituents. We're going to come after your favorite media outlets. You want to try the Fairness Doctrine? Fine. We'll impose it on network television. We'll impose it on newspapers. You want to try censorship? Fine! We will censor you when we get the control of the government back. We will reapportion districts using the Census to help conservatives. We're going to turn the power of government against the Democrats and the left and weaken and you break you into little pieces. Because, my friends, the day has passed when we can become passive and be passive about what they are doing. We will use the political and the legal system as they have and are, and we will use it to promote our party and to diminish theirs. We will use the power of government and legal system to promote our movement and our agenda, just as they are.

If they are going to bastardize the American system, if they are going to make this government large and powerful and intrusive, someday they're going to lose it. But they're going to lose it after having amassed all this power. We will control it, and we're going to turn it right back against them. We will build a massive army of patriots to counter ACORN. We will defund ACORN. We'll defund the labor unions, and we will fund our own people to go out and zap ACORN. And we will do everything we can to enhance anti-union employment. We will make sure that when companies lose money, that the people that get canned are union people. We're going to use the power of government just like the left is using the power of government. We're going to use the Justice Department.

We're going to go after big unions with the Justice Department. We're going to find all of the criminal activity. We are going to find all the lack of ethics. We are going to find every bit of corruption we can, and we're gonna sic the attorney general and the justice department and the US attorneys on you people just as you have been doing to the people of the right and the Republican Party for 50 years. And then we're going to find George Soros and other concentrations of left-wing power and wealth. And we're going to focus our attention on him, so that the American people will finally learn just who the hell paid for the bastardization of the United States, just who the hell paid for the destruction of the American way of life.

We have learned from you leftists. We have sat by, we have watched, and we've been too passive. We have sat on the sidelines as impotent observers, and we have trusted in the goodness and the decency of the American people. But you have even perverted them. It was a disgrace what was on display in Fort Myers, Florida, yesterday. It was an absolute saddening, shocking, depressing disgrace. And you have created that segment of America that has no faith in and of itself, no faith in this country, and thinks the only reason to talk to a president is to ask him for a kitchen, to ask him for a car. By the way, asking a president for a new car who hasn't even given his brother who lives in a hut a welcome home mat! I don't think he's given his brother a pot, much less a pan.

His brother lives in a nine-square-foot hut in Nairobi. You're asking the president of the United States...? God bless these people. What has this government done to them? What has the media in this country done to these people, depriving them of the very essence of humanity? No sense of self, no pride. This is what Democrats and the left do to people. They rob people of their humanity, of their goodness and their decency. They rob them of confidence. We are going to restore this. We are going to use the power of the government to tell people how good they can be, how important they are, and how much happier they will be if they're not looking to our president for the next kitchen or the car or a job. We're going to become activists. We'll take back our government.

It's going to be a bigger, more powerful, stronger government -- and we're going to turn it against the left in ways they could have never imagined. So, Sue in Virginia Beach, we can't do any of this if we panic. I know some of you are saying, "Rush, it all sounds great, but who's going to do this?" Well, folks, I admit that you look out on the horizon right now and you don't see a single person in the political class willing to do this. But before these people on the left get through, there is going to be so much anger and outrage among the people who made this country work, who are now being targeted as the enemies. You who have jobs, you who have played by the rules, you who are not asking anybody for your next kitchen, you're the enemy -- and it isn't going to be long before the people of this country get fed up enough that they're going to want to turn the tables on the people who are trying to destroy America as we have always known it.

I think, you know, if the Democrats go as far as I think they're going to go, it is going to cause anger and outrage like you can't believe. But the point of that whole monologue was these people are using the power and the finances of the federal government to defeat political opposition, to build up this grand old socialist system that destroys capitalism in the process, or tries to. To me, I'm just getting fed up. You know, we play by the rules all the time, and we aim for the hearts and minds of the American people, the American voter -- and these people are trying to dumb everybody down.

They want to talk about investigating George W. Bush for war crimes. Well, by God, I want to investigate Barney Frank! I want to investigate Chris Dodd! I want to investigate Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and all these things. I want the truth to get out, I want to use federal money to fund our groups and our organizations. I want to investigate George Soros and find out just exactly what his role has been in precipitating this economic decline we're in for the political purposes of defeating Republicans and electing Democrats. I think that between now and then, hopefully there's a battle that is raging within the conservative movement over what conservatism is and who is going to lead it, and the same thing is happening in the Republican Party. I'm hoping all this happens to coalesce. There will be efforts made to bring all this to bear. I know it sounds like it's a long shot, but this is what we hope to inspire, because it's payback time. It's not enough just to beat these people in elections. It's time to give them a dose (or multiple doses) of their own medicine, and it's something I want to work toward and see to it that it happens. It's not time to panic yet.

The only Republicans that are going to have a chance of getting elected or reelected are those that are outraged over what has been done to their country, and not only want to fix it, but they want to name names, they want people to know exactly who it was that destroyed the capitalist system for their own personal political gain.

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

Outstanding commentary from Rush yesterday!! I wanted to share it with you. Rush’s intensity and passion came through loud and clear. Rush is an inspirational and who knows what can be accomplished but we have to try. Surrender? Never!!

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:50 AM | Comments (16)

Thirsty Koala - A Firefighter Gives Koala A Drink

Thirsty Koala - A Firefighter Gives Koala A Drink (2009 Australian Bushfires)

He said he was in the middle of backburning at Mirboo North when he saw the stricken koala. "I could see she had sore feet and was in trouble, so I pulled over the fire truck. She just plonked herself down, as if to say 'I'm beat'," he said.

"I offered her a drink and she drank three bottles.

"The most amazing part was when she grabbed my hand. I will never forget that."

Mr Tree and his brigade then received an emergency call-out to save a house, but minutes later Sam was picked up by wildlife carers.

She is one of 22 koalas, 14 ringtail possums, several wallabies and eastern grey kangaroos that have been handed into Gippsland carers.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:48 AM | Comments (5)

Oppose 'un-American' speech limits!

Oppose 'un-American' speech limits!

petition opposing so-called 'Fairness Doctrine'


WND is announcing the launch of an online petition to oppose the "un-American" speech limits that Rush Limbaugh and other commentators could face should some interests in Congress succeed in re-adopting the so-called "Fairness Doctrine."

The petition calls on all three branches of government to protect the speech freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment.

It urges Congress to "immediately drop all legislative efforts to re-impose the so-called 'Fairness Doctrine' and that the president of the United States veto any so-called 'Fairness Doctrine' legislation approved by Congress and that the U.S. Supreme Court overturn as unconstitutional any so-called 'Fairness Doctrine' legislation approved by Congress and signed by the president."

"The notion of a so-called 'Fairness Doctrine' for the media, mandated by government and policed by a system devised by government, should be anathema to every American who understands liberty and the First Amendment," said Joseph Farah, founder, editor and chief executive officer of the leading independent online news source. "This is not just a threat to broadcasters. It's a threat to the Constitution and every American. This should not even be a matter of controversy – but, unfortunately, it is. We've lived through shameful period in which government regulated broadcast content. When it ended in 1987, we witnessed an explosion of new voices and lively debate. It's time for the American people to show we don't want to go backward."


To: U.S. Congress, President of the United States, Supreme Court of the United States

* Whereas, the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution clearly states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances";

* Whereas, members of Congress are recently on record saying they want to re-impose the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" on U.S. broadcasters, or else accomplish the same goal of censoring talk radio by other means, and thereby establish government and quasi-government watchdogs as the arbiters of "fairness" rather than the free and open marketplace of ideas;

* Whereas, the U.S. experimented with the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" for 38 years - from 1949 through 1987 - during which time it was repeatedly used by presidents and other political leaders to muzzle dissent and criticism;

* Whereas, the abandonment of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" in 1987, thanks to President Ronald Reagan, resulted in an unprecedented explosion of new and diverse voices and political speech - starting with Rush Limbaugh - that revitalized the AM radio band and provided Americans with a multitude of alternative viewpoints;

* Whereas, talk radio is one of the most crucial components of the free press in America, and is single-handedly responsible for informing tens of millions of Americans about what their government leaders are doing;

* Whereas, it is a wholly un-American idea that government should be the watchdog of the press and a policeman of speech, as opposed to the uniquely American ideal of a free people and a free press being the vigilant watchdogs of government;

* Whereas, the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" - either under that name, or using a new name and even more devious methods - represents a frontal assault on the First Amendment, and its re-imposition would constitute nothing more nor less than the crippling of America's robust, unfettered, free press:


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

I signed it and so did Nick. There is no way I will just sit back and watch the left mess with this too. So many times a petition will ask for a donation and I just can't do it. But this one only asked for your name, email address and zip code.

....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 04:47 AM | Comments (7)

Vietnam Vets Serve in Iraq

Staff Sgt. Louis J. Swift pauses while performing pre-flight inspections on a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter. Swift, a member of the 3-142 Assault Helicopter Battalion from the N.Y. Army National Guard is a Vietnam vet and a native of Detroit, Mich.

Chief Warrant Officer Steven M. Derry, 3-142 Assault Helicopter Battalion Air Movement Request officer in charge, goes over flight schedules in his office. Derry, a native of Corinth, N.Y. is a Vietnam veteran on his fourth deployment.

By Pfc. Jasmine N. Walthall
Task Force 449


It takes a dedicated Soldier to serve through several wars and continue to wear the uniform, Soldiers like Staff Sgt. Louis J. Swift and Chief Warrant Officer Steven M. Derry. Swift and Derry are Vietnam veterans who currently serve with the 3-142 Assault Helicopter Battalion, a National Guard unit out of Ronkonkama, N.Y.

Swift is currently serving in Iraq as a crew chief and door gunner, jobs he has done for the past 24 years. He is responsible for ensuring his assigned aircraft is safe by performing routine inspections prior to take off.

“I enlisted for Vietnam from 1967-1973,” says Swift, a Detroit, Mich. native. “Then, I enlisted for a one-year term for Desert Storm in 1991.”

This is Derry’s second tour in Iraq. He is currently serving as the officer in charge of 3-142 AHB’s Air Movement Request section. His job includes viewing flight schedules for Soldiers in the battalion, as well as ensuring there is enough fuel and time to execute missions.

These men are quick to note the differences between serving in Iraq and Vietnam.

“Vietnam was a lot more active,” says Swift. “We got rocketed more often and this time it is definitely safer, where we were once flying in t-shirts, we are now wearing 40 pounds of body armor.”
Derry agrees, “It is definitely a lot calmer; there are not as many improvised explosive devices and our aircraft are not under attack as much.”

Serving in two different wars from very different time periods allows veterans to appreciate some of the similarities and differences between the past and the present.

“The attitudes have changed in the past years,” says Swift. “At one point, Soldiers were forced to deploy through the draft, but now that it is an all volunteer Army, there is more pride and dedication from the men and women who wear the uniform.”

Although the times were different, Vietnam still instilled values pertinent to the American Soldier.

“I gained respect for fellow humans,” says Swift. “I also gained pride in my country and in the military.”

This will be the last tour for Swift and Derry, and while they are sad to see their careers come to an end, they are proud to have served their country.

“I am proud that I am still a Soldier,” says Swift. “I am glad that they had me back and while I will be retiring at the end of this tour, it has been a good and rewarding career.”
“I set out to make a career in the military, and that is what I did,” says Derry. “The military allowed me to set up a retirement for my wife and children, and it will be missed.”

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

I always imagine the troops today loving to hear what these Vietnam Veterans have to say, their experiences and the bond that happens betwen those serving makes it very special.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM | Comments (4)

Obama Stimulus Bill Socialized Medicine ~ Seeks Elimination of Senior Citizens

Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine
From the 1961 Operation Coffee Cup Campaign against Socialized Medicine

Rationing Healthcare Creates Jobs?


Every day Americans learn about another outrageous, irrelevant spending provision in Democrats’ so-called stimulus bill.

There’s money for global warming. There’s money for sex education. There’s money for Amtrak. There’s money for unions. There’s money to buy new cars and office space for bureaucrats. They’re even doing golf course renovations. Who knows, maybe they’ll even fix-up my rain gutter.

But here’s the bottom line: this bill has everything except economic stimulus. It’s just one big, sordid payback for Democrat special interests.

Congress has now become the make-a-wish foundation for greedy politicians.

And unfortunately, it gets much worse. Not only is the bill loaded with pork that will burden, rather than spur, the economy, but it also contains a dangerous – and overlooked – provision to begin handing over Americans’ healthcare freedom to bureaucrats.

It’s called “Comparative Effectiveness Research.”

While it sounds innocuous, the worst big-government programs always do. In short, comparative effectiveness research is a tool for bureaucrats take your health care decisions away from you and your doctor. Washington Liberals plan to use this “research” to determine which medical treatments are, or are not, ‘cost-effective,’ as they determine.

Just read the words from the House Appropriations Committee’s own report on the stimulus regarding this provision:

“Those items, procedures, and interventions… that are found to be less effective and in some cases, more expensive, will no longer be prescribed.”

In reaction, 63 patient advocacy groups including the AIDS Institute, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, and the American Association for Cancer Research, have written a letter to Congress, expressing their concerns. They explained that this provision could lead to “restrictions on patients’ access to treatments and physicians’ and other providers’ ability to deliver care that best meets the needs of the individual patient.”

A federal health care board proposed and envisioned by several leading Democrats will result in comparative effectiveness research being used to ration health care in America. Rather than patients and doctors making decisions about what treatments or drugs make sense for you and your loved ones, a federal health care board will control which health care options are available.

Using “comparative effectiveness,” countries which already have government-run healthcare deny patients life-saving medical treatment. It’s been used, for instance, by the UK’s National Center for Health and Clinical Excellence to repeatedly denying breakthrough drugs to citizens suffering with breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, and multiple sclerosis.

Consider the case of UK resident George Robinson, a lung cancer patient who died while waiting for the life-extending drug Tarceva. The National Center for Health and Clinical Excellence has recently deemed the drug to not be cost-effective. And now, 2,000 lung cancer patients may soon face Robinson’s fate.

Government-run healthcare, which rations care to hold down cost, is a menace to free people everywhere. There are many thousands who would be alive today but for the monstrous myth that nationalized medicine works. And Comparative Effectiveness Research – shamelessly concealed in the stimulus bill – marches America toward that dreaded future when our most private medical decisions are made by far-off elites in Washington, D.C.

That day is now closer than ever. Recall that Tom Daschle – a leading force for government-run healthcare – nearly became Director of Health and Human Services. We dodged a bullet with Daschle, but the fight against government control of healthcare has only begun.

And in that fight, we must remember that freedom is as precious as it is vulnerable. It takes constant vigilance to preserve. But when taken for only a short time it may take generations to return. For the sake of our children, and theirs after, we must defend this basic freedom. We must not let history record that it was lost the day we were standing watch.

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

( House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) ) Cantor Confirms Beginnings of Socialized Medicine in Stimulus Bill

Human Events

The United States Senate yesterday afternoon passed the largest spending bill in history by a 61-37 straight Democrat party-line vote, assisted by only three so-called Republican senators: Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. 216 out of 219 Congressional Republicans opposed this immense spending bill that will cost the American taxpayers nearly $1.3 trillion dollars as passed by the Senate.

The huge spending bill will next emerge as a Conference Report that must once again pass both chambers (in the Senate by a 60-vote margin). According to Reid, the vote on final passage could happen as early as Friday.

"I’m shocked that any senator would say ‘that's the bill we passed, take it or leave it,’” Hoyer said. Yet Democrats are keenly aware that final passage depends on at least two of the three RINO votes from Specter, Collins and Snowe and, of course, the Democrats holding their line.

Socialized Medicine Hidden in Bill

I asked House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Tuesday if House Republicans would address in conference the revelation by Bloomberg News on Monday (Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan ) that the foundations and action items for the government takeover of healthcare were secreted deep in the rotting bowels of the 778-page Senate bill.

Cantor told me, “The comparative effectiveness issue has been around for quite awhile and it makes the case again that its insertion in to this bill demonstrates that the focus has not been on job sustaining and creation. This is not a job sustaining and creating provision. Some support the notion that we ought to go down the pike of allowing CMS [Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services] now determine what kind of treatment takes place for a particular kind of patient and determine his or her doctor. That’s the kind of discussion we can have in regular order -- that’s a discussion that needs some airing -- but it doesn’t belong in a stimulus bill.”
I asked Cantor if Republicans would effort pulling this in conference. “I’m hopeful, certainly it’s on our list of objections,” Cantor said. “If we’re talking stimulus, why are we doing this? It’s not a decision of doing something or doing nothing, it’s about being smart and getting it right. That has no business in a stimulus bill.”


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

So let me try to understand this BS, you will not be permitted to even purchase your own medical treatment if the “committee” rules you can’t.

You will be condemned to death. All doctors must comply with the committee decision. The Trojan horse is “Medical records network” . A Doctor MUST join and then comply with treatment standard that are the same as illegal aliens on welfare even if you own your own. Noone can have better treatment..

Senators of the 111th Congress

....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 04:44 AM | Comments (10)

Eligibility issue: McCain checked but not Obama

Eligibility issue: McCain checked but not Obama

By Bob Unruh

A lawsuit that accuses Congress of failing to investigate President Obama's birthplace before approving the Electoral College vote giving him the presidency has been amended to include additional claims of rights violations, including unequal treatment, because Congress did such an investigation into GOP candidate Sen. John McCain.

That word comes from Mario Apuzzo, the lawyer handling the case on which WND previously has reported.

The case raises many of the same arguments as dozens of other cases that have flooded into courtrooms around the nation since the November election.

The case was brought by Apuzzo on behalf of Charles F. Kerchner Jr., Lowell T. Patterson, Darrell James Lenormand and Donald H. Nelson Jr. It names as defendants Barack Hussein Obama II, the U.S., Congress, the Senate, House of Representatives and former Vice President Dick Cheney along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Apuzzo told WND that Congress last year raised the issue of whether McCain was a "natural born" citizen, a requirement set out in the U.S. Constitution for the president, because of his birth to U.S. citizens in the Panama Canal Zone.

According to a report in the Washington Post, the Senate unanimously declared McCain to be a "natural born" citizen, meeting the demand of Article 2 of the Constitution, which states, "no person except a natural born citizen … shall be eligible to the office of president."

"Ultimately there has never been any real resolution of this issue. Congress cannot legislatively change the meaning of the Constitution," she told the newspaper, saying a constitutional amendment or a U.S. Supreme Court ruling would be the way to reach a determination.

However, even though his clients wrote to Congress requesting a similar review of Obama's birthplace, they were refused.

"The question is: Why do you do it for McCain, but not Obama," Apuzzo told WND.
More specifically, those who doubted McCain's eligibility had an opportunity for a review but not those who doubt Obama.

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

Doesn’t this make you a little bit suspicious of why obama handlers are pushing so hard and so fast to overturn and radicalize so many US institutions through executive orders he obviously hasn’t even read

Look where we’ve come in only 23 days. Meanwhile this birth certificate problem for Obama is not going away and I am so glad. We cannot just let our Constitution be given the disrespect it has by the democrats and especially Obama.

....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 04:40 AM | Comments (3)

February 11, 2009

Traitor To Troops in Vietnam Kerry Says "You Can't Be Trusted to Invest Your Own Money"

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) explains who he trusts to spend American's hard-earned dollars.

You Can't Be Trusted to Invest Your Own Money..ONLY the government knows how to do this.

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

This video is from Senator Jim DeMint's YouTube site.

What an insult to the American people!

Kerry should have been sent to jail or worse I prefer WORSE as in execution for treason for what he did when he came back from Vietnam. He committed treason, but instead he walks around as a Senator for however many years and spews this kind of crap!

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:55 AM | Comments (20)

Syrai and Cuba in B. Hussein O's Plans

Obama preparing to lift sanctions against Syria


President Barack Obama has decided on a new U.S. ambassador to Syria and is expected to lift sanctions against a nation charged with aiding Al Qaida in Iraq and secretly building a nuclear reactor with North Korean assistance.

Diplomatic sources said Obama, in consultation with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has asked Frederic Hof to become the first U.S. ambassador to Damascus since 2005. The sources said Hof, a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Middle East Policy Council, agreed to take the post.

"There will be an announcement very soon," a diplomat said.

The sources said the Obama administration was expected to suspend U.S. sanctions on Syria's military and energy programs.

Syria has been listed by the State Department as among the State Sponsors of Terrorism since December 29, 1979.

The sources said Obama sent emissaries to Syria in September 2008 and pledged that if elected he would reconcile with the regime of President Bashar Assad. After his election victory, they said, Obama sent another message that promised to appoint an ambassador within the first weeks of his administration.

Obama's intention to reconcile with Iran and Syria has been supported by the Democratic majority in Congress.


US lawmakers introduce bill to ease Cuba travel


Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have introduced a bill to permit US citizens unrestricted travel to Cuba, according to the Library of Congress website.

The "Freedom To Travel to Cuba Act," which would overturn the 46-year-old US policy strictly limiting travel to the Caribbean island, will be subject to debate after being referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

The bill, introduced by Massachusetts Democrat Bill Delahunt and backed by eight other lawmakers, states that "the President may not regulate or prohibit, directly or indirectly, travel to or from Cuba by United States citizens or legal residents."

Currently US nationals are supposed to request Treasury Department permission to visit Cuba. They are not routinely allowed to spend money in Cuba -- the Americas' only one-party communist state -- creating an effective travel ban.

US President Barack Obama has said he would speak with all foreign leaders in sharp contrast to successive US administrations which have sought to isolate Havana.

But he has offered few details on how far he might be willing to go in reaching out to Cuba.

During his campaign for the presidency, Obama said the Cuba embargo had not helped bring democracy to the island, led by President Raul Castro, 77.

But so far he has said only that he would end some sanctions on Cuban-Americans traveling to the island, and eliminate limits on their remittances to relatives in Cuba.

The neighboring countries do not have full diplomatic relations, and the United States has an economic embargo on Cuba.

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

Obama's friends will always be America’s enemies!!!!

Tony Rezko was born in Syria. Rezko has been Obama’s illegal money man for years. This is political payback to Syria for funneling campaign cash to Obama.

So will Cuba become the new Las Vegas? I can see it now, the Democrats flocking to Cuba all on their own Jets like Pelosi has saying it is closer to Washington D.C. and they save on Jet fuel to go there to play in the sun and gamble then to fly to Vegas.

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:50 AM | Comments (16)

Democrat Rep. Kanjorski: $550 Billion Disappeared in "Electronic Run On the Banks"

At 2 minutes, 20 seconds into this C-Span video clip, Rep. Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvania explains how the Federal Reserve told Congress members about a "tremendous draw-down of money market accounts in the United States, to the tune of $550 billion dollars." According to Kanjorski, this electronic transfer occured over the period of an hour or two.

Democrat Rep. Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvania explains what former Treasury Secretary Paulson and Fed Chairman Bernanke told congress during the September 2008 closed door session. During the first third of the video an enraged caller is ranting to Rep. Kanjorski about how wasteful the first $700 billion bailout was. The best part is 2 minutes and 15 seconds into the tape where Rep. Kanjorski reveals what Paulson and Bernanke told congress that shocked them into supporting the first $700 billion bailout.

Rep. Kanjorski: $550 Billion Disappeared in "Electronic Run On the Banks"

"On Thursday Sept 15, 2008 at roughly 11 AM The Federal Reserve noticed a tremendous draw down of money market accounts in the USA to the tune of $550 Billion dollars in a matter of an hour or two.

Money was being removed electronically.

The treasury tried to help with $150 Billion.But could not stem the tide. It was an electronic run on the banks The treasury intervened but had they not closed down the accounts they estimated that by 2 PM that afternoon.

Within 3 hours. $5.5 Trillion would have been withdrawled and collapsed and within 24 hours the world economy."

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

The Dem's will never demand a Congressional investigation.

That the Dem's will never launch an investigation should tell everyone all they need to know about this crisis.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (12)

Letter From An Air Force Pilot

Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were. A certain lieutenant colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back.

Apparently, an individual who lives somewhere near Luke AFB wrote the local paper complaining about a group of F-16s that disturbed his/her day at the mall.

When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, it must have stung quite a bit.

The complaint:
'Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base:

Whom do we thank for the morning air show? Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 A.M, a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet. Imagine our good fortune! Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying
to impress the cashiers at Mervyns early bird special?

Any response would be appreciated.

The response:

Regarding 'A wake-up call from Luke's jets' On June 15, at precisely 9:12 a.m., a perfectly timed four- ship fly by of F-16s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy Fresques. Capt Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on
May 30, Memorial Day.

At 9 a. m. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend. Based on the letter writer's recount of the fly by, and because of the jet noise, I'm sure you didn't hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques
as I gave them their son's flag on behalf of the President of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured..

A four-ship fly by is a display of respect the Air Force gives to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects.

The letter writer asks, 'Whom do we thank for the morning air show? The 56th Fighter Wing will make the call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives.

Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you....Jesus Christ and the Am erican Soldier.

One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.


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

What an awesome letter!

....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 (15)

Ammunition Online Links

The other day I mentioned I had an email from Trevor a Vietnam Vet and he had given me a link to being able to buy ammo online. Tom also sent me several links and they are excellent. Thank you Trevor and Tom.

I have put the various Ammunition links in the sidebar on the left.

Just scroll down till you see this image .........

........and they are all listed there in case anyone would like to go to them.

....Thank you Tom for sending the ammo links to me.

US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (4)

Guns ~ B.Hussein Obama ~ and His X-Black Panther Friend Rep.Bobby Rush

House Bill titled 'HR 45, Blair Holt Licensing and Record Act of 2009

Title: To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: ( X-Black Panther party member) Rep Bobby RushL. [IL-1] (introduced 1/6/2009)

Cosponsors (None)

Latest Major Action: 2/9/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
The last part of the Bill:


This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall not apply to any department or agency of the United States, of a State, or of a political subdivision of a State, or to any official conduct of any officer or employee of such a department or agency.


Here they come, ready or not. Feel the water getting warmer?

It will make it illegal to own a firearm unless it is registered with the database in Washington D.C. As a gun owner you will have to be finger printed, you will be required to provide your DL#, SS#, you must maintain a valid address at all times, submit to mental and physical health records being put on file, you will also be required to file any address changes and any ownership changes even if a private sale. Each update will cost $25 and if you fail to comply you will lose your right to own firearms. This bill and its language mirror almost completely one defeated last year in the House of Representatives by soon to be Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Will we the citizenry be as lucky this time?

Pass this on to everyone who believes in strict Constitutionalism and remember that laws only apply to those who obey them. Criminals by definition and nature do not abide by laws. New laws and restrictions only apply to the law abiding citizen and are not written with the criminal in mind. With guns, it is not about having laws on the books to prosecute individuals, it is about taking guns away from the people so that no one has them in the first place.

One last item to note, when assuming power and creating a fascist state, Hitler was a proponent of strong gun laws because a disarmed populace was much easier to control than an armed one. The kings of old also outlawed weapons of any kind in any region that they conquered to quell the ability of the citizens to up rise against them.

The Founding Fathers of this nation understood all of the above and because of this they included the second amendment in the constitution. In fact, they knew that at some point in every society’s life span that the need for the population to arise came about. To this end they made the right to keep and bear arms against a tyrannical state an absolute right that could not be revoked. They did this because the first thing tyrants and despots do is to remove a population’s right to defend themselves When this is done, the tyrants have no problem with the destruction of society as we know it.

Spread this news to all true patriots! Protect your Second Amendment!

The following is a summary of the bill as provided by the Congressional Research Service. If you read the whole bill, you’ll find it will effectively preclude the ownership of ANY firearms by law-abiding people unless licensed by the Attorney General. How long do you think THAT would take??

Congressional Research Service Summary

The following summary was written by the Congressional Research Service, a well-respected nonpartisan arm of the Library of Congress. GovTrack did not write and has no control over these summaries.

1/6/2009–Introduced. Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit a person from possessing a firearm unless that person has been issued a firearm license under this Act or a state system certified under this Act and such license has not been invalidated or revoked.

Prescribes license application, issuance, and renewal requirements.

Prohibits transferring or receiving a qualifying firearm unless the recipient presents a valid firearms license, the license is verified, and the dealer records a tracking authorization number.

Prescribes firearms transfer reporting and record keeping requirements.

Directs the Attorney General to establish and maintain a federal record of sale system.


(1) transferring a firearm to any person other than a licensee, unless the transfer is processed through a licensed dealer in accordance with national instant criminal background check system requirements, with exceptions;

(2) a licensed manufacturer or dealer from failing to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements of this Act;

(3) failing to report the loss or theft of the firearm to the Attorney General within 72 hours;

(4) failing to report to the Attor ney General an address change within 60 days; or

(5) keeping a loaded firearm, or an unloaded firearm and ammunition for the firearm, knowingly or recklessly disregarding the risk that a child is capable of gaining access, if a child uses the firearm and causes death or serious bodily injury.

Prescribes criminal penalties for violations of firearms provisions covered by this Act.

Directs the Attorney General to:

(1) establish and maintain a firearm injury information clearinghouse;

(2) conduct continuing studies and investigations of firearm-related deaths and injuries; and

(3) collect and maintain current production and sales figures of each licensed manufacturer.

Authorizes the Attorney General to certify state firearm licensing or record of sale systems.


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

"Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security."

Mr. Black Panther didn’t get any movement in the Judiciary Committee. Now it got kicked down to a Homeland Security SUBcommitee.

Also there are no CoSponsors for the Bill.

Two good things so far but still this Bill is VERY concerning to say the least.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (11)

A Little Time Out

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


....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


Money Saving Tips......

In these harsh times we all seem to be looking for ways to stretch our meagre salaries or savings out. I hope my following suggestions may give some ideas how to best manage in these dark days:

DON'T waste money on expensive iPods. Simply think of your favourite tune and hum it. If you want to "switch tracks", simply think of another song you like and hum that instead.

DON'T waste money on expensive paper shredders to avoid having your identity stolen. Simply place a few dog turds in the bin bags along with your old bank statements.

HOMEOWNERS: Prevent burglars stealing everything in the house by simply moving everything in the house into your bedroom when you go to bed. In the morning, simply move it all back again.

SAVE money on expensive personalised car number plates by simply changing your name to match your existing plate. - Mr. KVL 741Y,

DON'T waste money buying expensive binoculars; simply stand closer to the object you wish to view.

AN empty aluminium cigar tube filled with angry wasps makes an inexpensive vibrator.

SAVE electricity by turning off all the lights in your house and walking around wearing a miner's hat.

HOUSEWIVES, the best way to get two bottles of washing liquid for the price of one is by putting one in your shopping cart and the other in your coat pocket.

OLD telephone directories make ideal personal address books, simply cross out the names and address of people you don't know.

SAVE on booze by drinking cold tea instead of whiskey. The following morning you can create the effects of a hangover by drinking a thimble full of washing liquid and banging your head repeatedly on the wall.

SAVE a fortune on laundry bills. Give your dirty shirts to Goodwill, they will wash and iron them and you can buy them back for fifty cents.

OLD people, if you feel cold indoors this winter, simply pop outside for ten minutes without a coat, when you go back inside you will really feel the benefit.

MIX tea with coffee, and leave in the fridge to cool. Hey presto! Toffee.

MAKE your own inexpensive mints by leaving blobs of toothpaste to dry on a window sill.

SHOPPERS, when buying oranges, get more for your money by peeling them before taking them to the counter to be weighed.

WOMEN: Don't waste energy faking orgasms. Most men couldn't care less anyway and you could use the saved energy to vaccuum the house afterwards

......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


Glory Hole - Monticello Dam, California

A glory hole is used when a dam is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the reservoir.

This is the 'Glory Hole' at Monticello dam, and it's the largest in the world of this type of spillway - its size enabling it to consume 14,400 cubic feet of water every second.

Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah

This is supposedly the largest man-made excavation on earth.

Extraction began in 1863 and still continues today, the pit increasing in size constantly. In its current state, the hole is a mile deep and 2.5 miles wide.

The Money Hole!

This is the famous " Washington Rat Hole" that you all know about. It is capable of swallowing trillions and trillions of U.S. dollars annually!

Never to be heard from again.

....Thank you JohnE PFC U.S. Army for sending this to me.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:44 AM | Comments (8)

February 10, 2009

Another 1.5 Trillion Update says 2 Trillion ..Bailout Coming On the Heels of Porkulus!

Stocks Fall As Government Unveils Financial Plan

US unveils new $1.5 trillion plan

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has unveiled a comprehensive $1.5 trillion (£1.02 trillion) bank bail-out plan to beat the financial crisis.


Under the plan, the size of a key Federal Reserve lending program will be expanded to $1 trillion from $200bn.

In addition, a public-private investment fund of $500bn will be created to absorb banks' toxic assets and could be expanded to $1 trillion.

"Critical parts of our financial system are damaged," Mr Geithner said.
"Instead of catalyzing recovery, the financial system is working against recovery, and that's the dangerous dynamic we need to change," he added.

The new plan is aimed at restoring confidence in the damaged financial system and restarting bank lending.

The key question now is how eager the private sector will be to participate both in the new investment fund and the new Federal Reserve lending programme.

Meanwhile, the US Senate has backed an $838bn economic stimulus package which will now have to be reconciled with the House of Representatives version.

Transparency and accountability

Mr Geithner said the new plan should unfreeze the credit market, strengthen banks and "provide critical aid for homeowners and for small businesses".

"And as we do each of these things, we will impose new higher standards for transparency and accountability," he added.

He said that the public-private investment fund to buy up risky assets will be seeded with government money.

The expanded Federal Reserve lending program will support lending to small businesses and consumers, including credit card lending and student loans, and also cover the troubled commercial real estate market.

The government also will give banks access to additional capital from the Treasury's original $700bn bail-out fund "as a bridge to private capital".

But that will come with strict terms, including full disclosure and limits on executive pay.

"This assistance will come with terms that should encourage the institutions to replace public assistance with private capital as soon as that is possible," said Mr Geithner.

The government will also provide $50bn to try to soften the deep housing crisis, which has been having a negative impact on the economy.

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

Stocks tumble after gov't unveils financial plan

Yahoo news

NEW YORK – Investors are frustrated with the government's latest bank bailout plan — and showing it by unloading stocks.

The major stock indexes fell more than 4 percent Tuesday, including the Dow Jones industrial average, which tumbled 382 points. Financial stocks led the market lower, a sign of how concerned Wall Street is about the government's ability to restore the health of the banking industry.

Traders and investors said the lack of specifics from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on how the government will direct more than $1 trillion in public and private support was troubling.

The plan is aimed at restoring proper functioning to credit markets, which seized up over worries about bad debt after the September bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. The latest plan calls for a government-private sector partnership to help remove banks' soured assets from their books. It would also boost an effort to unclog the credit markets that govern loans to consumers and businesses.

"The good news is they are going to spend a trillion dollars, the bad news is they don't know how," said James Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group.
Geithner's speech "basically puts a spotlight on the fact that the government has no idea how to fix the problem," said Jeff Buetow, senior portfolio manager at Portfolio Management Consultants. "People bought on rumor and hope, and now they're selling on reality."

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

A trillion here, a trillion there, pretty soon you’re talking REAL money.

Let’s see:

* almost 1 trillion first time TARP
* 1 trillion stimulus - Senate voted on today
* 1.5 trillion second bailout

3.5 trillion spent and they haven’t even dealt with the budget yet.

BUT wait ia minute this is growing like Jack and the Beanstalk ...look at this : ( this is making me dizzy) And, if it can’t get worse, there is talk about a Porkulus part two, which should hit the House in the Summer. This second Porkulus could be anywhere between 500 billion and 1 trillion dollars.

Geithner Says Bank-Rescue Plans May Reach $2 Trillion (Update3)

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner pledged government financing for as much as $2 trillion of efforts to spur new lending and address banks’ toxic assets, seeking to end the credit crunch hobbling the economy.

“Instead of catalyzing recovery, the financial system is working against recovery,” Geithner said in unveiling the Obama administration’s financial-bailout overhaul in Washington today. “At the same time, the recession is putting greater pressure on banks. This is a dangerous dynamic, and we need to arrest it.”

Stocks slumped, led by financial shares, as investors expressed concern about a lack of specifics on plans for addressing the distressed assets choking banks’ balance sheets. Geithner warned today that it will “take time” for the administration’s strategy to bear fruit.

The main components of the Treasury’s package today are a joint public- and private-sector fund to buy as much as $1 trillion of illiquid assets and a $1 trillion program to supply new credit to consumers and businesses. The administration also will inject additional taxpayer funds into banks, imposing tighter restrictions that will include limits on dividend payments, acquisitions and executive pay.

“I want to be candid: this strategy will cost money, involve risk, and take time,” Geithner said today.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:27 PM | Comments (17)

Schumer: "The American People Don't Care ...."

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) declares during debate on the economic stimulus bill that "the American people really don't care" about pork spending Democrats laced throughout the bill.

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

Oh ok, well I guess that settles that then. We will just go sit in our respective corners. Maybe the voters in N.Y. who vote this jerk in over and over don't care but REAL American loving people sure do.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 PM | Comments (14)

B.Hussein Obama's Kisses Up To Palestinian Refugees in Gaza

By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in migration assistance to the Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.

The "presidential determination" which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.

President Obama's decision, according to the Register, was necessitated by "the urgent refugee and migration needs" of the "victims."

from Always on Watch

Few on Capital Hill took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.

Obama opening floodgates by inviting Hamas to “migrate” to the U.S.A.?

Canada Free Press

On his first official day in the White House, President Barack Obama was on the horn to President Mahmoud Abbas.

“The spokesman for President Abbas revealed that Mr. Obama had told the Palestinian leader that their conversation was his first with a foreign statesman since taking office.”

Some thought that first call to the leader of the Palestinian authority was for spite. Others for statesman like reasons, still others for appeasement.

Given that a clip from Al-Jazeera televised Hamas-controlled Palestinians “burning up the phone bank from Gaza” to rally support for his presidential campaign, perhaps the telephone call was made out of gratitude.

Seven days later on January 27, President Obama signed Presidential Determination No. 2009-15, which allocates $20.3 million for Palestinian migration and refugee assistance.

Today a memo sent by President Obama to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seems to invite Hamas to “migrate” into the United States of America.

The presidential determination covers the “Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Gaza.”

“By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (the “Act”), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2 (c) (1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza. (Italics CFP’s).
“You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register,” President Obama instructs t he new Secretary of State.

Two days before Obama’s inauguration, Israel began pulling its troops out of Gaza.

One week after his inauguration, President Obama designated $20.3 million to the Palestinians in Gaza.

What security measures are in place to keep Hamas terrorists from gaining free access into the U.S.?

“Is President Obama opening the floodgates and inviting Hamas to “migrate” to the U.S.A.?

[Federal Register: February 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 22)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 6115]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

Presidential Documents

[[Page 6115]]

Presidential Determination No. 2009-15 of January 27,

Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs
Related To Gaza

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and
the laws of the United States, including section
2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of
1962 (the ``Act’’), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I
hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the
Act, that it is important to the national interest to
furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to
exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency
Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose
of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration
needs, including by contributions to international,
governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and
payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of
Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department
of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian
refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.

You are authorized and directed to publish this
memorandum in the Federal Register.

(Presidential Sig.)


Washington, January 27, 2009

[FR Doc. E9-2488
Filed 2-3-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 4710-10-P

This was an Administrative Order instead of an Executive Order. I didn’t know what the difference was, until I found this:

Executive Orders and Administrative Orders do not have to be approved by Congress to be effective.

Presidential Executive Orders usually pertain to government agencies and officials and are used to direct and govern the activities of government agencies and officials. They may be used to promote enforcement of specific statutes. Proclamations are generally addressed to the nation and relate to ceremonial or celebratory occasions.

Administrative Orders include numbered documents called determinations, and notices or memorandum designated by date. These orders often concern foreign policy decisions but may also include management decisions made by the President that concern Executive Departments.


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

Comrade Barack Hussein Obama carrying out his plan ... to destroy us. Groomed for the role since day one.

"Seven days later on January 27, President Obama signed Presidential Determination No. 2009-15, which allocates $20.3 million for Palestinian migration and refugee assistance.
Today a memo sent by President Obama to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seems to invite Hamas to “migrate” into the United States of America. "

Kenyan Marxist in the Oval Office. favors the terrorists over Israeli's and Americans. After his position on GITMO, the USS Cole terrorist, and this! His hate for our military too shows up in this decision.

I never thought I would live to see such a mess in our country. We are witnessing the take-over of our country by Marxists, traitors, thugs, and tools for our enemies! And he knows exactly what he is doing!!! He is all for this!!!

It gets worse and worse so quickly. It’s crystal clear he means to ruin this country.

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

4/23rd 25th Infantry Division
2nd Tour Huey door gunner with the Robin Hoods

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:55 AM | Comments (20)

Socialized Medicine Burried in Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan


Tragically, no one from either party is objecting to the health provisions slipped in without discussion.

These provisions reflect the handiwork of Tom Daschle, until recently the nominee to head the Health and Human Services Department.

Senators should read these provisions and vote against them because they are dangerous to your health. (Page numbers refer to H.R. 1 EH, pdf version).

The bill’s health rules will affect “every individual in the United States” (445, 454, 479). Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system. Having electronic medical records at your fingertips, easily transferred to a hospital, is beneficial. It will help avoid duplicate tests and errors.

But the bill goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.” According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.”

Keeping doctors informed of the newest medical findings is important, but enforcing uniformity goes too far.

New Penalties

Hospitals and doctors that are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face penalties. “Meaningful user” isn’t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time” (511, 518, 540-541)

What penalties will deter your doctor from going beyond the electronically delivered protocols when your condition is atypical or you need an experimental treatment? The vagueness is intentional. In his book, Daschle proposed an appointed body with vast powers to make the “tough” decisions elected politicians won’t make.

The stimulus bill does that, and calls it the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (190-192). The goal, Daschle’s book explained, is to slow the development and use of new medications and technologies because they are driving up costs. He praises Europeans for being more willing to accept “hopeless diagnoses” and “forgo experimental treatments,” and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system.

Elderly Hardest Hit

Daschle says health-care reform “will not be pain free.” Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them. That means the elderly will bear the brunt.

Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and effective. The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost- effectiveness standard set by the Federal Council (464).

The Federal Council is modeled after a U.K. board discussed in Daschle’s book. This board approves or rejects treatments using a formula that divides the cost of the treatment by the number of years the patient is likely to benefit. Treatments for younger patients are more often approved than treatments for diseases that affect the elderly, such as osteoporosis.

In 2006, a U.K. health board decreed that elderly patients with macular degeneration had to wait until they went blind in one eye before they could get a costly new drug to save the other eye. It took almost three years of public protests before the board reversed its decision.

Hidden Provisions

If the Obama administration’s economic stimulus bill passes the Senate in its current form, seniors in the U.S. will face similar rationing. Defenders of the system say that individuals benefit in younger years and sacrifice later.

The stimulus bill will affect every part of health care, from medical and nursing education, to how patients are treated and how much hospitals get paid. The bill allocates more funding for this bureaucracy than for the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force combined (90-92, 174-177, 181).

Hiding health legislation in a stimulus bill is intentional. Daschle supported the Clinton administration’s health-care overhaul in 1994, and attributed its failure to debate and delay. A year ago, Daschle wrote that the next president should act quickly before critics mount an opposition. “If that means attaching a health-care plan to the federal budget, so be it,” he said. “The issue is too important to be stalled by Senate protocol.”

More Scrutiny Needed

On Friday, President Obama called it “inexcusable and irresponsible” for senators to delay passing the stimulus bill. In truth, this bill needs more scrutiny.

The health-care industry is the largest employer in the U.S. It produces almost 17 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product. Yet the bill treats health care the way European governments do: as a cost problem instead of a growth industry. Imagine limiting growth and innovation in the electronics or auto industry during this downturn. This stimulus is dangerous to your health and the economy.

Also here.................

There’s Socialized Medicine Burried in Obama’s Trillion Dollar Debt Plan

The Heritage Foundation

Dr. Steven West, president of the Florida Medical Association, notes that the economic stimulus bill contains a down payment on President Barack Obama’s plans for socialized medicine:

As Congress rushes its economic stimulus plan to the desk of President Obama, its grand vision of health reform has been secretly buried inside: rationing patient care and dispensing cookbook medicine.
That vision involves using large government bureaucracy and computer technology to tell patients what kind of care they can receive from their doctors. The congressional rationing plan will make doctors supplicants to big government and big insurance, rather than independent advocates for their patients. In the system that Congress envisions, the doctor serves the payer and not the patient.
Congress seeks $20 billion of spending on Health Information Technology (HIT) and more than $1.1 billion for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER).
Scientific studies have shown that strict adherence to these best practices does not prolong patients’ lives or cure their illnesses. Worse, this committee medicine has had harmful side effects for patients. In this system, the report-card score is the most important, while patient outcomes, patient satisfaction with care and the value of medical care take a back seat.

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

Obama is killing on both ends of the scale. First it was unlimited abortion, even killing the few babies that survive a botched abortion and now he is going after the elderly. Nazi Germany here we come.

As Mark said yesterday in one of the posts....."those of us over 60 are going to get the royal shaft. If for example you come down with some disease, the health bureaucrat will review your case and if the expected amount to fix your problem is too large or exceed the number of years you are expected to live. Then you don't get any care. As Mark Steyn says, 'then they ship you off to some place to expire.' Damn great system these communist have."

Remember the 1973 movie, “Soylent Green”? They had special places where elderly people were taken to commit suicide. I’m surprised the bill doesn’t have funds for that too.

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Obama Power Grab to Manipulate 2012 Census Outcome


Obama shifts Census oversight, triggering angry protest by Republicans

Government Executive

President Obama has decided to bring the U.S. Census Bureau under White House jurisdiction, a move that incensed House Republicans, who fired off a blistering letter to him Thursday, calling it "outrageous and unprecedented" and a "blatant partisan and political maneuver."

The move would shift the chain of command with the bureau and the Commerce Department, where the bureau currently resides. It comes after the Congressional Black Caucus, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials and other groups expressed displeasure with Obama's nominee for Commerce secretary, Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire.

Gregg, the groups said this week, opposed efforts to secure emergency funding for the 2000 Census, which they asserted exposes a potential lack of commitment to ensuring that hard-to-reach minority populations are properly accounted for in the 2010 census.

A White House spokesman confirmed Thursday that Obama plans to work closely with the bureau, which will remain within the Commerce Department.

"From the first days of the transition the census has been a priority for the president, and a process he wanted to re-evaluate," the spokesman said in a prepared statement.
"There is historic precedent for the director of the census, who works for the Commerce secretary and the president, to work closely with White House senior management -- given the number of decisions that will have to be put before the president," he said. "We plan to return to that model in this administration."

House Republicans reacted quickly. House Oversight and Government Reform ranking member Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Oversight and Government Reform Census Subcommittee ranking member Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., seized on speculation that the move would place the yet-unnamed Census Bureau director under the watchful eye of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, instead of leaving Gregg in charge.

They suggested the move could improperly influence legislative redistricting, which is shaped by Census counts.

"By circumventing the secretary of Commerce's oversight of the Census Bureau and handing it directly to a political operative such as Mr. Emanuel, you are severely jeopardizing the fairness and accuracy of the 2010 Census," Issa and McHenry wrote Obama.

Details of the day-to-day relationship between the White House and the Census Bureau seem hazy.

Aides speculated Thursday that the bureau's budget and public-affairs functions may be routed through OMB, an arrangement that would assuage the fears expressed by advocates concerned that the Census director's public statements and congressional testimony would be subject to censorship by less-than-supportive leadership at Commerce.

Sources on both sides of the issue said black lawmakers and others interested in securing more funding for the 2010 Census had been hoping for assurances of support from Obama as soon as they learned about Gregg's possible selection to Commerce post.

One Democratic aide close to the matter called the administration's decision a direct response to the grievances of minority groups upset with Gregg's appointment.

"People started yelling at them," said the aide, who added that the details of how the White House's interactions with the Census director remain woefully undefined.
"Their answer was 'OK, fine, [Gregg] won't be in charge,'" the aide said. "It wasn't a plan. It was a reaction."

Obama is violating the US Constitution by moving the 2010 US Census to the White House.

"In Article I, Section 2 the US Constitution orders that "The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct."



"The Secretary [of Commerce] shall perform the functions and duties imposed upon him by this title, may issue such rules and regulations as he deems necessary to carry out such functions and duties, and may delegate the performance of such functions and duties and the authority to issue such rules and regulations to such officers and employees of the Department of Commerce as he may designate."


"The Bureau is continued as an agency within, and under the jurisdiction of, the Department of Commerce."


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

The move to Socialism continues! These people are the most corrupt people ever.

Everything B.Hussein has done so far is tied to the consolidation of power and is designed to make sure that they never loose an election again. Manipulating the census will allow them to create districts where there were none in blue territory where they control the electoral machine.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:49 AM | Comments (18)

16 Illegals Sue Arizona Rancher

Line of illegals moving across Roger Barnett's ranch, Cochise County, Arizona, on the Arizona-Mexican border.

16 illegals sue Arizona rancher

Claim violation of rights as they crossed his land

The Washington Times

An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Roger Barnett, 64, began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol, he said, after they destroyed his property, killed his calves and broke into his home.

His Cross Rail Ranch near Douglas, Ariz., is known by federal and county law enforcement authorities as "the avenue of choice" for immigrants seeking to enter the United States illegally.

Trial continues Monday in the federal lawsuit, which seeks $32 million in actual and punitive damages for civil rights violations, the infliction of emotional distress and other crimes. Also named are Mr. Barnett's wife, Barbara, his brother, Donald, and Larry Dever, sheriff in Cochise County, Ariz., where the Barnetts live. The civil trial is expected to continue until Friday.

The lawsuit is based on a March 7, 2004, incident in a dry wash on the 22,000-acre ranch, when he approached a group of illegal immigrants while carrying a gun and accompanied by a large dog.

Attorneys for the immigrants - five women and 11 men who were trying to cross illegally into the United States - have accused Mr. Barnett of holding the group captive at gunpoint, threatening to turn his dog loose on them and saying he would shoot anyone who tried to escape.

The immigrants are represented at trial by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), which also charged that Sheriff Dever did nothing to prevent Mr. Barnett from holding their clients at "gunpoint, yelling obscenities at them and kicking one of the women."

In the lawsuit, MALDEF said Mr. Barnett approached the group as the immigrants moved through his property, and that he was carrying a pistol and threatening them in English and Spanish. At one point, it said, Mr. Barnett's dog barked at several of the women and he yelled at them in Spanish, "My dog is hungry and he's hungry for buttocks."

The lawsuit said he then called his wife and two Border Patrol agents arrived at the site. It also said Mr. Barnett acknowledged that he had turned over 12,000 illegal immigrants to the Border Patrol since 1998.

In March, U.S. District Judge John Roll rejected a motion by Mr. Barnett to have the charges dropped, ruling there was sufficient evidence to allow the matter to be presented to a jury. Mr. Barnett's attorney, David Hardy, had argued that illegal immigrants did not have the same rights as U.S. citizens.

Mr. Barnett told The Washington Times in a 2002 interview that he began rounding up illegal immigrants after they started to vandalize his property, northeast of Douglas along Arizona Highway 80. He said the immigrants tore up water pumps, killed calves, destroyed fences and gates, stole trucks and broke into his home.

Some of his cattle died from ingesting the plastic bottles left behind by the immigrants, he said, adding that he installed a faucet on an 8,000-gallon water tank so the immigrants would stop damaging the tank to get water.

Mr. Barnett said some of the ranch´s established immigrant trails were littered with trash 10 inches deep, including human waste, used toilet paper, soiled diapers, cigarette packs, clothes, backpacks, empty 1-gallon water bottles, chewing-gum wrappers and aluminum foil - which supposedly is used to pack the drugs the immigrant smugglers give their "clients" to keep them running.

He said he carried a pistol during his searches for the immigrants and had a rifle in his truck "for protection" against immigrant and drug smugglers, who often are armed.

A former Cochise County sheriff´s deputy who later was successful in the towing and propane business, Mr. Barnett spent $30,000 on electronic sensors, which he has hidden along established trails on his ranch. He searches the ranch for illegal immigrants in a pickup truck, dressed in a green shirt and camouflage hat, with his handgun and rifle, high-powered binoculars and a walkie-talkie.

His sprawling ranch became an illegal-immigration highway when the Border Patrol diverted its attention to several border towns in an effort to take control of the established ports of entry. That effort moved the illegal immigrants to the remote areas of the border, including the Cross Rail Ranch.

"This is my land. I´m the victim here," Mr. Barnett said. "When someone´s home and loved ones are in jeopardy and the government seemingly can´t do anything about it, I feel justified in taking matters into my own hands. And I always watch my back."

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

The illegals lawsuit should have been thrown out of court the first day! They have been trashing his land, killing his stock, threatening his family, and breaking into his house.

This man should be sworn in as a US Deputy Marshall and given a band of men under him to do the job. He seems to be the only man standing between us and illegals.


....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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Obamanation: "Give Pork A Chance!"

In honor of the flower power weeds of yesterday and today, I thought of no better way to commemorate Obamanation than with John Lennon and Yoko Oinko's INSTANT KARMA hit from their SHAVED FISH album....

INSTANT OBAMA from the new Sliced Pork album that cries to "Give Pork A Chance!"

Instant Obama's gonna get you
Gonna knock you right on the head.
You better get yourself together
Pretty soon you're gonna be dead!
What in the world are you thinking of?
Laughing in the face of God above!
What in Obamanation are you trying to do?
Socialism and Marxism are up to you.... Yeah you!

Instant Obama's gonna get you
Hit you right in your wallet's space.
Better get your $AVING$ ready for CHANGE comrades
And join Obamanation's new world socialist race.
How in the world are you going to see?
Laughing at the conservative fools like me
Who in the hell do you think you are -
Michael Moore? Move On Dot Commie or an OD rock star?
Well, right you are!

Well we collectively all shine on
Like the moon bats and the rap stars and the sun.
Well we all collectively shine on
Everyone come on!

Instant Obama's gonna get you
Gonna knock you off of your hard working feet.
Better give everything to your brothers
And to everyone you meet!
Why in the world are we here?
No, not to live any more in pain and fear.
Why on earth are you over there?
When we're everywhere!

Well the Baracksheviks shine on
Like the Marxists, the Socialists, the liberals and the sun
Yeah we comrades all shine on
Come on and on and on on on!
Yeah yeah.... Alright, uh huh, ah........


Wild Thing's comment......

This is great, thank you so much Darth for what you did with this. LOL it is really well done.

....Thank you Darth.

U.S. Airforce
C-5 loadmaster

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Biden Tells Munich Conference U.S.Ready to Talk to Iran

Biden's Munich Speech: Obama Administration Foreign Policy Projects Weakness and Confusion

The Heritage Foundation ...for complete article ( snipets below)

In a major speech at the February 7 Munich Security Conference

Vice President Joe Biden outlined the Obama Administration's foreign policy vision for the first time on the world stage. It was an address designed to reach out to leaders in both Europe and the Middle East, "on behalf of a new Administration determined to set a new tone in Washington, and in America's relations around the world."

Biden's speech should be viewed as one of the weakest projections of U.S. leadership on foreign soil in recent memory. The message was confused, apologetic, over-conciliatory, and remarkably lacking in substance and detail. It was the kind of speech, heavy in platitudes and diplo-speak, that could easily have been given by a continental European bureaucrat nestled in Brussels, Paris, or Berlin. It was not the voice of the most powerful nation on earth.

The Vice President went to great lengths in his speech to avoid offending America's enemies, such as Iran and Hamas, or her strategic competitors, such as Russia. One could have been forgiven for thinking that the world was largely at peace rather than facing the threat of global terrorism or a dangerous rogue regime aggressively seeking nuclear weapons capability.

Biden's remarks touched on several key areas, from Iran to NATO reform--all of which gave major cause for concern--and left critical questions unanswered.


The Vice President confirmed the new Administration's willingness to enter into direct negotiations with the Islamist regime in Tehran.

In essence, Biden offered a quid pro quo deal with Iran--the kind the European Union has offered for several years with absolutely nothing to show for it except spectacular failure.

Missile Defense

The Vice President stated that the United States "will continue to develop missile defenses to counter a growing Iranian capability, provided the technology is proven to work and cost effective." However, Biden gave no pledge to press ahead with a third-site missile defense system in Eastern and Central Europe, sowing the seeds of further confusion in Poland and the Czech Republic, two key U.S. allies who have agreed to participate in the defense system by hosting missile interceptors and early warning radar.


Aside from a refusal to recognize the breakaway Georgian provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, there was little evidence in Biden's speech that the Obama Administration intends to adopt a tough line toward Russian aggression in its "Near Abroad" or attempts to bully and intimidate its neighbors in the Caucasus as well as Eastern Europe. Significantly, Biden made no mention of U.S. support for Georgian and Ukrainian membership in the NATO Membership Action Plan or Russia's brutal invasion of Georgia last summer.


While reiterating the importance of the NATO alliance and the need for its renewal in the 21st century, the Vice President supports policies that will undermine the organization and weaken American influence within it. In Munich, Biden backed the full reintegration of France into "NATO structures," and French officers are reportedly in line to take two senior alliance command positions: Allied Command Transformation and Joint Command Lisbon.


Biden identified the war in Afghanistan as a top foreign policy priority for the Obama Administration, calling for close cooperation with America's allies in Europe as well as the government of Pakistan.

War on Terrorism

Significantly absent from the Vice President's address was any reference to the war on terrorism or the need for the United States and its allies to be prepared for a long hard battle against Islamist terrorism. Biden spoke in soft terms of "a shared struggle against extremism" and of "a small number of violent extremists [who] are beyond the call of reason," as well as the need to seek with the Muslim world "a new way forward based on mutual interest and mutual respect." There was no indication given of the sheer scale of the global fight against al-Qaeda and its allies. Al-Qaeda is mentioned just once in Biden's speech, and only within the context of Afghanistan.

The Vice President also avoided directly mentioning terrorist attacks by Hamas against Israel. There were no words of support for Israel's recent offensive against Hamas in Gaza, suggesting a significant shift away from open support for Israel by the new U.S. Administration.

A Celebration of Soft Power

Vice President Biden delivered what was in essence a quintessentially European-style speech on German soil. It was an address that tried to be all things to all people, lacking in concrete policy prescriptions and cloaked in vague statements designed to cause minimal offense in foreign capitals, including those of America's worst enemies. Biden's address was above all a celebration of "soft power," cynically re-branded by the Obama Administration as "smart power."

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

The incompetence of the this group will be irresistible to the terrorist types. They have been waiting for idiots like this to be in control. What Biden and Obama don't seem to understand is that in the Muslim world, their conciliatory attitude will not result in a reciprocal "kinder, gentler" attitude.

....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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Wonderful World of Animals

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World


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

I love this and it is a real feel good video watching these precious animals.

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

Army Combat Engineers

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent

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February 09, 2009

Republican Defectors Facing Backlash For Stimulus Support

Collins ~ Snowe ~ Specter

Republican Defectors Facing Backlash For Stimulus Support


By: Tim Collie

Three liberal Republican senators — Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, and Pennsylvania's Sen. Arlen Specter — who pledged their support this weekend to President Barack Obama’s massive stimulus bill — are drawing the wrath of many conservatives.

As news filtered through the media that a "deal" had been cut with the defecting GOP Senators — giving Democrats the 60 plus votes they need to overcome a Republican filibuster — Republican officials and pundits expressed outrage.

The bolting Senators cited that soaring unemployment numbers, the country's worsening recession and the fact they cut some $100 billion off of the Senate Democrats proposed plan — as key factors for their decision to betray the GOP Senate caucus to joing with the Democrats.

Though weekends are noted for slow news cycles, Collins, Snowe and Specter are already finding they are under hostile fire, lambasted on conservative Web sites throughout the weekend and the subjects of angry calls by many of their constituents, according to reports.

“Arlen Specter is DONE,” wrote a blogger ..... “He won his last primary by less than 1 percent against a real conservative of Pat Toomey. And only because the President Bush came to PA and campaigned for him. He is DONE.”

Specter is up for relection in 2010. Washington Republican strategists tell Newsmax this weekend that Specter's defection has sealed the deal: he will face a primary for the GOP nomination.

"We don't care if we lose the Pennsylvania Senate seat to the Democrats," one Washington strategist told Newsmax. "Better to remove Fifth columnists from the party."

The sentiment was echoed in chat rooms and blogs across the web.

“They are frauds. RINOS (Republicans in Name Only),’’ wrote a blogger named Croupier101 on the Fox News blog site

On TV news shows Sunday, their Republican colleagues distanced themselves from the defecting troika -- arguing that the small GOP support for the plan did not suggest Congressional Democrats or the White House sought a bipartisan stimulus.

This agreement is not bipartisan," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told CBS' "Face the Nation."
"I've been in bipartisan agreements, many. This is three Republican senators. Every Republican congressman voted against it in the House, plus Democrats. And all but three Republicans stayed together on this. That's not bipartisanship. That's just picking off a couple of senators," McCain said.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who as head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said the trio’s support must have been disappointing to Obama, who has staked much on his ostensible ability to transcend the partisan divide.
"Having three Republicans, potentially, support it in the Senate out of 535 members of Congress is hardly a bipartisan effort. I think it's a disappointment — surely must be for President Obama," Cornyn told "FOX News Sunday." He added he fully expects the bill to pass "with almost exclusively Democratic support."

The three were the target of a furious national campaign by liberal groups, who besieged their offices with phone calls and emails urging them to support the stimulus plan. Without Democrats controlling a supermajority of 60 votes in the Senate, the trio's support was essential in advancing the contentious plan to a final vote next week.

Their help more than likely will result in pushing the stimulus over the finish line.

The critics contend the stimulus is nothing more than a laundy list of political payback to groups that supported the Democrats in the last election.


Wiild Thing's comment............

Specter has always been a snake! All three of these people should be kicked out of the Republican party!!!!

What is at stake is vastly more important than just the debt. The stolen money will be used to secure political control of the United States into the future. How many elections can $827,000,000,000 - plus PLUS billion buy? How many more government employed or funded parasites will it fund?

OK everyone and anyone that is interested. Please click below and find in the list your Senator, send that person a note telling them to please do not vote for this. And how you feel about it.

Senators of the 111th Congress

While watching in horror, the largest spending bill in history being forced upon a populace by a small band of theives in Washington, not representing their constituents views, and rewarding various groups for their loyalty during elections, it is obvious to all but the most blind that we cannot borrow our way out of debt.

The bill is a spending bill spending with absolutely no mention of spending cuts for the government except to cut our military budget by 10% at a time when we are fighting a war on 2 fronts! and America's finest in harms way.

As Senator Corker put it, the biggest generational theft bill of all time. Think about that, generational theft. Oh my gosh! Our Founding fathers have said many things about passing debt on to future generations, about entitlement spending, taxing the people, and big government. These people in our government should read or re-read Jefferson, Davey Crockett, Franklin, Washington and the Federalist papers, the Declaration of Independence, and , the Constitution of the United States. What is happening now is exactly what they warmed about.

....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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No Shinning City On A Hill With (Not Presidential) Obama He Is Doom and Gloom

"Doom" rhetoric seen by some as 'not presidential'

The Washington Times

From crisis to catastrophe. Off a cliff. Dark, darker, darkest. Mortal danger of absolute collapse. Armageddon.

"If we don't move swiftly to put this plan in motion, our economic crisis could become a national catastrophe. Millions of Americans will lose their jobs, their homes and their health care. Millions more will have to put their dreams on hold," Mr. Obama said in his weekly radio address.

President Obama and top Democrats on Capitol Hill are deploying these and other stark predictions of doom and gloom to push through their economic-stimulus package. In terms not heard in Washington since the late 1970s under President Jimmy Carter's watch, the new president has sought to terrify Americans into supporting the $800 billion-plus bailout bill.


Mr. Obama is using ever-heightening hyperbole to hammer home his message. But the strategy brings great risk for the "Yes, We Can" man, who just three weeks ago told America in his inaugural address that despite "a sapping of confidence across our land," his election meant Americans had "chosen hope over fear."

"Mr. Hope has to be careful not to become Dr. Doom," said Frank Luntz, a political consultant and author of the book "Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear."
"The danger for him is using the Jimmy Carter malaise rhetoric, particularly for Mr. Obama, who was elected because people thought he was the solution. There's only so much negativity they will tolerate from him before they will feel betrayed," Mr. Luntz said.

Brad Blakeman, a senior aide to Mr. Bush from 2001 to 2004, said the new president's language is immature.

"It's not presidential. An American leader needs to be hopeful and optimistic - and truthful. Everything he says is parsed; everything he says is searched for deep meaning. When he goes to 'DefCon 5' on the economy and says that we're on the brink of catastrophe, it's absolutely insane."

With his fiery rhetoric, the new president runs the risk of terrifying consumers and investors, which could depress the economy even further. While the economy is bad, it is a far cry from Great Depression levels, when as many as 30 percent of Americans were unemployed, compared with the 7.6 percent now.

Just Friday, Mr. Obama said a report that 600,000 jobs were lost in January meant "it's getting worse, not getting better. ... Although we had a terrible year with respect to jobs last year, the problem is accelerating, not decelerating." Last week he said, "A failure to act, and act now, will turn crisis into a catastrophe."
But he isn't the only Democrat ramping up the rhetoric while talking down the economy. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said last month that our economy "is dark, darker, darkest." Rep. David R. Obey of Wisconsin said, "This economy is in mortal danger of absolute collapse." And Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri said of the economic-stimulus bill, "If we don't pass this thing, it's Armageddon."

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

"It's not presidential."

LOL Let me count the ways! There is nothing presidential about O-dooma !!

"I won." - childish

"You can't listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done." - childish

When I saw him speak to the Dems at their retreat last week, and saw him do his little rant, I expected to see him threaten to hold his breath until he turns blue if Congress doesn’t give him his way. The stimulus bill is a catastrophe in itself. It is a leap into the seductive arms of Marxism.

Senator Chuck Schumer caused a run on a bank when he exaggerated, and now President Barack Obama is trying to cause a depression.

Bill Ayer's book says "need to weaken the UNITED STATES through entitlement plans and a trumped up economic disaster so the USA will not be a superpower. "

O-Dooma is a fraud and a liar and a castastrophe pimp! Old theories (conservatism) did not bring about the current crisis. Massive spending and government expansion did.

True change would be to embrace conservative principles. Cut taxes, stop wasteful spending, and get rid of Congressional programs and projects which are not Constitutionally prescribed in Article I, Section 8. Leave them to the states.

If Congress would do their job, stop meddling in everything, and get out of our wallets, we would see a tremendous stimulus.

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B.Hussein Obama and His "Pinstripe Patronage" System Connection With The Stimulus Bill

Democrat Insider Says "Obama Has Secret Plan to Fund a Patronage System"

**** If it says the video is unavailable, please come back again to see if it is running. Sometimes when it is getting a lot of hits the video will have the problem of being seen. And right now this video is being put all over the internet. ~ Thank you so much Wild Thing

Detail of video:

2/6/09 - This was a live caller to the Savage Nation - Michael Savage, Host

“”I was told by democratic officials in that meeting, that we were going to get billions of dollars that was gonna come down the pike our way, and we’re gonna build an army (bigger than the US army) of democratic patronage jobs, that is going to completely freeze off the republicans for ever and ever”

BHO acknowledged it years ago.............

Obama and the "Pinstripe Patronage" System

In Chicago politics, pinstripe patronage refers to a political payback system where instead of rewarding voter loyalty with city jobs, significant campaign contributors receive government contracts.
It's a by-product of the age of big media. Obama learned about pinstripe patronage as an attorney at Davis Miner Barnhill & Galland, as a July 21, 2008 article by Ryan Lizza in The New Yorker, entitled "Making It: How Chicago shaped Obama," documents.

E. J. Dionne, Jr., of the Washington Post, wrote about this transition in a 1999 column after Daley was reëlected. Dionne wrote about a young Barack Obama, who artfully explained how the new pinstripe patronage worked:

A politician rewards the law firms, developers, and brokerage houses with contracts, and in return they pay for the new ad campaigns necessary for reëlection. "They do well, and you get a $5 million to $10 million war chest," Obama told Dionne.
It was a classic Obamaism: superficially critical of some unseemly aspect of the political process without necessarily forswearing the practice itself.
Obama was learning that one of the greatest skills a politician can possess is candor about the dirty work it takes to get and stay elected.
At the time, Obama was growing closer to Tony Rezko, who eventually turned pinstripe patronage into an extremely lucrative way of life.
Despite the element of corruption indigenous to the pinstripe patronage that became part of executing Daley's Plan for Transformation, back in 1999 Obama glossed over the approach, seemingly endorsing it.
Shortly after becoming a state senator in 1997, Obama told the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin that his experience working with the development industry had reinforced his belief in subsidizing private developers of affordable housing.
"That's an example of a smart policy," the paper quoted Obama as saying. "The developers were thinking in market terms and operating under the rules of the marketplace; but at the same time, we had government supporting and subsidizing those efforts."


Stimulus Watch

CLICK on LINK below, to find your State, then click on it and you can see all that is coming from the Stimulus Bill. Or click on it further to look up the City where you live.

Here is one of the most bizarre.

Projects in Puerto Rico

Below are the “shovel-ready” projects for which the mayors of this state have requested federal stimulus funding.

The total of cost of all the projects submitted by Puerto Rico is $22,093,054,016

Main home page for Stimulus Watch

Daley refuses to release stimulus project list

Chicago Tribune

Mayor Richard Daley said today Chicago has compiled a wish list of “shovel-ready projects” to spend federal economic stimulus funds on should Congress approve a plan.

Unlike hundreds of other cities, however, Daley said Chicago won’t make its list public.

“Yes, we do, we have our list, we’ve been talking to people. We did not put that out publicly because once you start putting it out publicly, you know, the newspapers, the media is going to be ripping it apart,” Daley said.
“It’s very controversial. Yes, we have ready projects from the Board of Education to the City Colleges to the Park District to the CTA and the city of Chicago. Oh yes. Us and New York decided not to do that. We thought we could go directly into the federal bureaucracies and the different departments,” the mayor added.

Later, Daley was asked why he wasn’t being more transparent.

“Read some of your newspapers. Heh heh,” he replied.


Remember Obama’s favorite community activist group ACORN? They are the ones who helped the future president “get out the votes” registering Obama voters in two or three counties, or registering fictional and/or dead people. ACORN is under indictment in 12 states.
This spending bill provides them with up to $5.2 billion dollars for their housing oriented activities, at the same time, it empowers the organization to act as President Obama’s grass roots precinct captains.

Those that follow ACORN closely know that the organization is skilled in the fine art of Saul Alinsky and his strategies for organizing.

Alinsky put his rules together in order provide a textbook for this without money or natural power to organize and to affect change without the sort of power and connections that those with power would have.

ACORN uses these fundamentals in order to harrass, manipulate and ultimately extort money from powerful people and organizations.

Their tactics come from Alinsky rule #13: identify, isolate, freeze and escalate.

The blue print works like this. ACORN will identify an individual, usually a powerful head of a powerful organization. They will show up in front of that person’s home with several hundred protestors.

Since these powerful folks normally live in quiet and wealthy suburbs, such a commotion will soon be the talk of the neighborhood. The message for this person’s friends and neighbors will be clear “they are a bad person”.

By doing so, they will have isolated this person from their friends and neighbors. Soon, not only will the target themself be a pariah but so will their children. That is the process of isolation.

At this point, the target thinks that things can’t get worse, and it is then that ACORN only raises the stakes.

Not only will ACORN, and their protestors, show up everywhere the target frequents: the mall, the movie theater, the library, etc, but they will be there before the target even shows up.

As such, before the target even arrives to their shopping, ACORN will show up with a crew of several hundred to protest them.


Reid blocks bipartisan amendment requiring citizenship verification for stimulus recipients

Michelle Malkin blog

“While it is difficult to believe that Senate leaders might insist that illegal aliens have the same chance at new stimulus jobs as unemployed Americans, this scenario may now be at hand,” says Roy Beck of Numbers USA. “SA 239 is now unlikely to receive a floor vote.”


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The pieces are falling into place. I have been taking notes the last few days and gathering some links and information up so we can all know exactly what is going on that maybe we did not know before. I know I sure had no idea about some of this, until I started doing some research.

Here is the thing everything will be timed for the 2012 election. That campaign has commenced. It is like in Mugabe’s Zimbawe, if you do not support him, you do not eat or Buying loyalty, the Chicago way.

Porkulus is nothing much more than a patronage bill. One of it’s tenets provides more billions to ACORN. What do people think that’s for? He’s lining all his favorite organization’s pockets.

FDR used gov’t contracts to reward friends and punish congressional districts and mayors who opposed him. It was blatant vote buying, some of the newly hired for Federal gov’t jobs were required to contribute a portion of their wages to FDR’s campaign funds. Totally corrupt, and totally ignored by MSM and liberal historians.

One of the first things that leaped out at me when the stimulus was first brought up was the 600,000 federal employees. That is outrageous. That’s way out of line, and you probably don’t even need a thousand to administer a stimulus.

From every corner, on every issue, the libs will quash dissension and assert control.

This is exactly what Rush Limbaugh said would happen. That is what made me curious to start looking things up. The bill gets passed and the Democrats will own people. They will have control for a very long time because people will have government jobs, and welfare, and free food and free gas and why would someone vote for a candidate who believes in fiscal responsibility when you have a party that believes in giving you free stuff. The Fiscal Responsible candidate will never have any shot of winning. This is the ultimate screw job but we all knew it was coming

Obama is a dangerous man. His being a Muslim also factors in imo and that concerns me more then words can say about our military. The cuts backs he will make in the things they need among many other things. Prayers for each one serving now, deployed and here at home. God bless them and keep them safe.

In case anyone is having trouble getting ammo etc. One of the Vets that reads Theodore's World blog daily sent me this in an email. Thank you Trevor.

"This site has been pretty consistent. If they show it, they send it. A couple of people said they got shorted maybe one item out of a huge order. They are low on 223/556 right now but if you check it daily they will get huge shipments in and then they will be low again like they are now. They have lots of 9mm in right now. A little advice, when they get it in, put it in your shopping cart fast because if you don't it may be gone and they do dump your cart after about 20 minutes of no activity. I learned that the hard way. Had a full cart, came back 30 minutes or so later and cart dumped and some of the items I wanted gone from the site."

The link he sent me that he was talking about.

Ammunition To Go

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Obama Gives Pep Talk To Naval Cadets (Humor)


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LOL I seriously LOVE this photo. hahahahahaha

I know this is a joke but I bet I could imagine how they would want to go to sleep. I think Obama is an extremely boreing speaker. More now then ever. I am tired of his constant whine and complaing.

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

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Changing of the Guard - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Changing of the Guard - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.....It's the Rifle Inspection part of the Ceremony.

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I think this is fascinating. I have seen it before in person and it is even more amazing to watch.

....Thank you JohnE PFC U.S. Army for sending this to me.

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Sam Webb USA Communist Party Says "Obama looking to nationalize U.S. economy"

Communist Party USA leader Sam Webb

Communist: Obama looking to nationalize U.S. economy


Obama is "considering" a radical agenda to nationalize the U.S. financial system, the Federal Reserve Bank, and private industries such as energy and other sectors whose future is "problematic" in private hands, claims the leader of the Communist Party USA.

In a major speech focused on Obama titled "Off and running: Opportunity of a lifetime," CPUSA leader Sam Webb also alleges Obama's administration is considering turning education, childcare, and health care into "no profit zones;" rerouting investment capital from military infrastructure to "green economy" projects and public infrastructure; and waging a "full scale" assault on global warming.

"We now have not simply a friend, but a people's advocate in the White House declared Webb at a recent speech in Ohio for People's Weekly World Communist newspaper.

"An era of progressive change is within reach, no longer an idle dream. Just look at the new lay of the land: a friend of labor and its allies sits in the White House," Webb proclaimed.

He stated Obama and the "broad coalition that supports him will almost inevitably have to consider – and they already are – the following measures:

* Public ownership of the financial system and the elimination of the shadow banking system and exotic derivatives.
* Public control of the Federal Reserve Bank.
* Counter-crisis spending of a bigger size and scope to invigorate and sustain a full recovery and meet human needs – something that the New Deal never accomplished.
* Strengthening of union rights in order to rebalance the power between labor and capital in the economic and political arenas.
* Trade agreements that have at their core the protection and advancement of international working class interests.
* Equality in conditions of life for racially minorities and women.
* Democratic public takeover of the energy complex as well as a readiness to consider the takeover of other basic industries whose future is problematic in private hands.
* Turning education, child care, and health care into "no profit" zones.
* Rerouting investment capital from unproductive investment (military, finance and so forth) to productive investment in a green economy and public infrastructure.
* Changing direction of our nation's foreign policy toward cooperation, disarmament, and diplomacy. We can't have threats, guns and military occupations on the one hand and butter, democracy, goodwill, and peace on the other.
* Full scale assault on global warming.
* Serious and sustained commitment to assisting the developing countries that are locked in poverty and misery."

Webb lauded Obama's $800-plus billion so-called stimulus package as "a good bill that will ease the pain of this crisis, create jobs, and begin to reflate the economy."
He explained labor unions, which he said were instrumental in Obama's election, must work to keep the White House in check by "exercis[ing] an enormous influence on the political process. Never before has a coalition with such breadth walked on the political stage of our country," he said. Indeed, in an article just after last November's election titled, "Special Interest or Class Consciousness? How Labor Put Obama in the White House," Political Affairs reported on polling data released that revealed the extent of union support for Obama.

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, or AFL-CIO, sponsored a poll showing union members supported Obama by a 68-30 margin and strongly influenced their family members.

According to the survey, Obama won among white men who are union members by 18 points. Union gun-owners backed Obama by 12 points, while union veterans voted for Obama by a 25-point margin. In the general population, Obama lost these groups by significant margins.

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"We now have not simply a friend, but a people's advocate in the White House," declared Webb at a recent speech in Ohio for People's Weekly World Communist newspaper.

The U.S. Constitution and personal freedom are both on the thin line with Obama in the White House.

We should round up the CPUSA and send them to the peoples paradise of North Korea.

Those of us who actually looked into Obama's history before November know that his mother was a Communist. His grandparents were Communists. His Mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a Communist and a pedophile. Obamoa himself was lauded by the Communist Party of Illinois, now the New Party, as one of their own winning a state senate seat in the 90’s. Only the sheep are left that don't care or won't listen to the truth about Obama.

It is also obvious he was a Muslim and a Communist as Rev Wright’s church provided cover for Muslims. People would not listen but they surely cannot be shocked. First interviews to Muslim media .

Barry Soetero aka Barack Hussein Obama has a long history of the psychology of hate being his best friends. You can take the Soetoro out of Kenya, buy you can't take the Kenya out of Soetoro.

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

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Obama Favoring His Muslims He Backs Away From War on Terror

Obama backs away from war on terror


It started two days after Obama became the president. Obama directed the closing of the terrorist detention center in Guantanamo Bay, even though he has no clue what to do with the terrorists detained at Guantanamo.

At the two-week mark of the Obama presidency, the president was asked in a television interview why he didn't use the phrase "war on terror." Obama's Carter-like naive response was to say he believes the U.S. can win over moderate Muslims if he chooses his words carefully:

"I think it is very important for us to recognize that we have a battle or a war against some terrorist organizations," Obama said Tuesday. "But that those organizations aren't representative of a broader Arab community, Muslim community."
He added that he believes the U.S. can convince Muslims "that we should be working together to make sure that everybody has got a better life."

Obama continues to walk away from the war on terror at a quickening pace. Two days after Obama talked to Anderson Cooper about his choice of words, Obama ordered charges dropped against the terrorist mastermind of the bombing of the USS Cole.

In meeting with families of September 11 terrorist attacks and the 17 sailors killed in the terrorist bombing of the USS Cole, Obama made it clear that he was more concerned about the prosecution of terrorists than prosecution of the war on terror:

"The previous administration was very focused on the prosecution of the war on terror and keeping America safe from future attacks. The current administration is very focused on the prosecution of the detainees of the war on terror. The important thing for America is to find the right balance of both those approaches."

Then, even though Obama said he will send more troops to Afghanistan as he withdraws combat soldiers from the war in Iraq, today we learn Obama has put the brakes on more troops for Afghanistan. This step back comes even as military commanders continue to plead for more troops.

In his 2003 commentary, A Bloody March to Peace, Tony Blankley reminds us that the Islamafacists and terrorists continue wage war against us because they doubt our staying power:

They remember Vietnam, where we lost the will to fight.
They remember Beirut in 1983, where we turned tail and ran after they killed our Marines in their barracks.
They remember the first World Trade Center bombing in February 1993, when we turned to our lawyers instead of our soldiers.
They remember Mogadishu in October 1993, where we left our dead and skedaddled out of country.
They remember the attack on the USS Cole in 2000, where we ordered our ships to sea rather than our Marines to shore.

Obama's walking away from the war on terror will only encourage our enemies. It is the functional equivalent of appeasement. We are no more able to successfully appease the Islamafacist terrorists, than Chamberlain was able to successfully appease Hitler.

We are involved in a long struggle. We didn't choose this war, and we cannot back away from it. We cannot afford to be seen, or even be perceived, to falter in our determination to prevail. If we are, it will encourage our enemies and prolong the war.

Wild Thing's comment......

Excellent article.

Obama is sending a clear signal that he is NOT interested in PREVENTING attacks, and waging the war against terrorists "over there", instead of waiting until they come over here and murder us by the thousands or worse.

"The previous administration was very focused on the prosecution of the war on terror and keeping America safe from future attacks. The current administration is very focused on the prosecution of the detainees of the war on terror. "

His own words tell us of his agenda. And he is unilaterally surrendering us to the terrorists. VP Dick Cheney was exactly right when he warned Obama of terrorists attacks!

“When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry,” Cheney said.
"Protecting the country’s security is “a tough, mean, dirty, nasty business,” he said. “These are evil people. And we’re not going to win this fight by turning the other cheek.”

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February 08, 2009

America's Last Draftee: "I'm a Relic"

Mellinger in Army jump school in 1972, left, and on patrol in Baghdad in 2005. Courtesy Jeffrey Mellinger



America's generals love to brag about their all-volunteer Army. That's because they tend to overlook Jeffrey Mellinger. He donned his Army uniform for the first time on April 18, 1972, about the time the Nixon Administration was seeking "peace with honor" in Vietnam and The Godfather was opening on the silver screen. Nearly 37 years later, he's still wearing Army green. Mellinger is, by all accounts, the last active-duty draftee serving in the U.S. Army.

"I'm a relic," Mellinger concedes with a self-deprecating laugh. But the last of the nearly 2 million men ordered to serve in the Vietnam-era military before conscription ended in 1973 still impresses 19-year-old soldiers. "Most of them are surprised I'm still breathing, because in their minds I'm older than dirt," the fit 55-year-old says. "But they're even more surprised when they find out this dinosaur can still move around pretty darn quick."

Mellinger was working as a 19-year-old drywall hanger in Eugene, Oregon, when he came home to find a draft notice waiting for him.

"I went down to the draft board and asked them if this was really serious," he recalls, "or if it was like an invitation." But it was an order, the first of many Mellinger would obey. He started his military career as a clerk in what was then called West Germany, and was looking forward hanging up his uniform after two years of service. "I was dead-set on getting out," he says. "We had a lot of racial problems, drug problems, leadership problems." But his company commander talked him into re-enlisting. The lure: the chance to join the Rangers, the elite warrior corps that Mellinger came to love (his 3,700 parachute jumps add up to more than 33 hours in freefall). Re-enlisting "was the best decision of my career," Mellinger says.

The Army sent him all over the world, including tours in Japan and Iraq. General David Petraeus, who served as Mellinger's boss during the draftee's final three months in Iraq in 2007, calls him "a national asset" who kept the top generals' aware of the peaks and valleys in battlefield morale.

"We lost count of how many times his personal convoy was hit," Petraeus says. "Yet he never stopped driving the roads, walking patrols, and going on missions with our troopers." (Mellinger's 33-month Iraq tour was punctuated by 27 roadside bombings, including two that destroyed his vehicle, although he managed to escape injury.) Mellinger now serves as the Command Sergeant Major, the senior enlisted man in the Virginia headquarters of the Army Materiel Command, trying to shrink what he calls the "flash-to-bang time" between recognizing what soldiers need and getting it to them.
The son of a Marine, Mellinger had been turned down by both the Marines and the Army when he sought to enlist. "I was not a perfect child," he says. He finds it strange that the compulsory military that launched his career no longer exists, but says the Army is better for it. "You get people who want to do this work," he says of today's nearly-all volunteer force. "If you had a draft at any other business in the world, you'd get people who maybe weren't suited to be accountants or drivers or mathematicians."
He doesn't have much patience for those, like Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., who want to bring back the draft. to ensure that war's burdens are equally shared. "We're doing just fine, thank you, with the all-volunteer force," Mellinger says. "Until the time comes that we're in danger of losing our capabilities to do our missions, then we ought to stick with what we have — there is no need for the draft."

Like many veterans of the Vietnam-era Army, he bridles at suggestions that the draftee force was riddled with misfits and druggies.

"We didn't run off to Canada," he says, taking a swipe at those who avoided the draft by heading north. "While it makes great rhetoric to stand up and say 'We don't want a draft Army because the draft Army was bad,' the facts don't support it," Mellinger says. "Just because they didn't run down and sign up doesn't make them less deserving of respect for their contributions." There's a sensitivity evident in being viewed as less of a soldier for having been drafted. "I'm proud to be a soldier, and I'm proud to be a draftee," he says. "I took the same oath that every other enlistee who came in the Army — there wasn't a different one for draftees."
His proudest moments are watching those he trained climb the military hierarchy themselves. "I can think of several soldiers who went on to become command sergeants major who were privates when I was either their squad leader or their drill sergeant," Mellinger says. But such memories also trigger his lone regret. "I wish I were as smart as I thought I was when I was moving into those duty positions."
Mellinger has told his wife, Kim, that this is his final Army posting, meaning he's likely to retire sometime next year. The couple has no children, although Mellinger has three grown kids from a prior marriage. The last draftee then plans to move to Alaska, where he spent much of his career, and spend his days reading history and running with his two Dobermans. "When I tell my wife it's my last assignment, she just rolls her eyes," he concedes. "This is my sixth 'last assignment'."

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

Great story and I wanted to share it with all of you.

Thenk you so much Command Sergeant Major Jeffrey J. Mellinger . God bless you!

Some additional information from ARMY.Mil.News

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

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

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Lawmakers In 20 States Move To Reclaim Sovereignty

Lawmakers in 20 states move to reclaim sovereignty

Obama's $1 trillion deficit-spending 'stimulus plan' seen as last straw


As the Obama administration attempts to push through Congress a nearly $1 trillion deficit spending plan that is weighted heavily toward advancing typically Democratic-supported social welfare programs, a rebellion against the growing dominance of federal control is beginning to spread at the state level.

So far, eight states have introduced resolutions declaring state sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, including Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Washington.

Analysts expect that in addition, another 20 states may see similar measures introduced this year, including Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Maine and Pennsylvania.

"What we are trying to do is to get the U.S. Congress out of the state's business," Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Randy Brogdon told WND.
"Congress is completely out of line spending trillions of dollars over the last 10 years putting the nation into a debt crisis like we've never seen before," Brogdon said, arguing that the Obama stimulus plan is the last straw taxing state patience in the brewing sovereignty dispute.
"This particular 111th Congress is the biggest bunch of over-reachers and underachievers we've ever had in Congress," he said.
"A sixth-grader should realize you can't borrow money to pay off your debt, and that is the Obama administration's answer for a stimulus package," he added.
The Ninth Amendment reads, "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
The Tenth Amendment specifically provides, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Brogdon, the lead sponsor of the Oklahoma state senate version of the sovereignty bill, has been a strong opponent of extending the plan to build a four-football-fields-wide Trans-Texas Corridor parallel to Interstate-35 to Oklahoma.

Rollback federal authority

The various sovereignty measures moving through state legislatures are designed to reassert state authority through a rollback of federal authority under the powers enumerated in the Constitution, with the states assuming the governance of the non-enumerated powers, as required by the Tenth Amendment.

The state sovereignty measures, aimed largely at the perceived fiscal irresponsibility of Congress in the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, have gained momentum with the $1 trillion deficit-spending economic stimulus package the Obama administration is currently pushing through Congress.

Particularly disturbing to many state legislators are the increasing number of "unfunded mandates" that have proliferated in social welfare programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, in which bills passed by Congress dictate policy to the states without providing funding.

In addition, the various state resolutions include discussion of a wide range of policy areas, including the regulation of firearms sales (Montana) and the demand to issue drivers licenses with technology to embed personal information under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and the Real ID Act (Michigan).

Hawaii's measure calls for a new state constitutional convention to return self-governance, a complaint that traces back to the days it was a U.S. territory, prior to achieving statehood in 1959.

"We are trying to send a message to the federal government that the states are trying to reclaim their sovereignty," Republican Rep. Matt Shea, the lead sponsor of Washington's sovereignty resolution told WND.
"State sovereignty has been eroded in so many areas, it's hard to know where to start," he said. "There are a ton of federal mandates imposed on states, for instance, on education spending and welfare spending."

Shea said the Obama administration's economic stimulus package moving through Congress is a "perfect example."

"In the state of Washington, we have increased state spending 33 percent in the last three years and hired 6,000 new state employees, often using federal mandates as an excuse to grow state government," he said. "We need to return government back down to the people, to keep government as close to the local people as possible."

Shea is a private attorney who serves with the Alliance Defense Fund, a nationwide network of about 1,000 attorneys who work pro-bono. As a counter to the ACLU, the alliance seeks to protect and defend religious liberty, the sanctity of life and traditional family values.

Republican state Rep. Judy Burges, the primary sponsor of the sovereignty resolution in the Arizona House, told WND the federal government "has been trouncing on our constitutional rights."
"The real turning point for me was the Real ID act, which involved both a violation of the Fourth Amendments rights against the illegal searches and seizures and the Tenth Amendment," she said.

Burges told WND she is concerned that the overreaching of federal powers could lead to new legislation aimed at confiscating weapons from citizens or encoding ammunition.

"The Real ID Act was so broadly written that we are afraid that it involves the potential for "mission-creep," that could easily involve confiscation of firearms and violations of the Second Amendment," she said.

Burges said she has been surprised at the number of e-mails she has received in support of the sovereignty measure.

"We are a sovereign state in Arizona, not a branch of the federal government, and we need to be treated as such, she insisted

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I wish Florida was on the list. I plan on writing our rino Gov about this. Woo Hoo!!

We can't be blamed for wondering if there is any sanity left among elected officials anywhere in the United States. This is a welcome article.

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

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Father of USS Cole Hero Speaks Out!

Petty Officer Gary G. Swenchonis, Jr from Rockport, Texas

Gary Swenchonis Sr., the Father of murdered USS Cole Sailor, Fireman Gary Swenchonis, Jr. speaks out about what Obama has done with GITMO and the news of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri one of the Cole bombers that the charges against him dismissed on 02/05/09 by Judge Crawford according to President Obama's order.

Please read his post at his blog.

His latest post:

Why We Chose Not to Meet with President Obama

Terrorism Politicians and Victims blog

His voice needs to be heard!

"President Obama: Do you know how much it hurts to see you drop the charges against our sons killers? First the Dictator of Yemen freed our son's killers. And now you sir. We had hoped for some justice here in our own country. But now it appears that politics are more important than justice and the truth. "

Thank you so much.

* Yankeemom

* Terrorism:Politicians and Victims

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Biden Urges Passage of Stimulus Despite Voter Backlash

Biden Urges Passage of Stimulus Despite Voter Backlash

The Wall Street Journal

Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged Friday that Democrats could face political repercussions in 2010 for their support of the economic stimulus package, the Wall Street Journal reported.

"But when we do approve it, I'm sure you're going to be nailed in ads, 'Well they voted on that' 30 second ads," Biden told roughly 200 members of the House Democratic Caucus gathered for their three day annual retreat.
"I promise you as a colleague once said to me, 'I'll come campaign for you or against you, whichever will help you the most in your district.' And so will the president because, again, we're all in this together."

The vice president also offered some trademark candor about the prospects of success.
He recalled a recent White House meeting with the president and senior aides in which they were discussing the many challenges the country faces.

"If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there's still a 30 percent chance we're going to get it wrong," was his message at the meeting.

Biden warned that the consequences were too great for the country to allow politics to prevent action.

"The only thing we can get wrong is not reaching a consensus among ourselves ... and demonstrating to the American people that we're thinking small and politically -you [House Democrats] have not, you've thought big," he said. All but 10 House Democrats voted for the bill.

Echoing President Obama's remarks Thursday, Biden aligned this moment with other great challenges the country has faced.

"Not since World War II has a caucus gathered with so many challenges facing our country and the stakes so high," he said. "The slope is pretty steep. The opportunities are great."

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

"I’ll come campaign for you or against you, whichever will help you the most in your district.’ And so will the president because, again, we’re all in this together.”

Leave it to the twisted, disingenuous minds of socialists that you support someone by pretending to oppose them. A very revealing statement how much of their past campaigns have been based on lies.


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

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Change Is Good, Right? ~ LOL


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LOL I love how he put this togerther. Obama is not much of an original thinker. Talk about a polticial rut, among other things.

......Thank you SSGT Steve

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Obama's Labor Nominee Hilda Solis, Faces Tax Questions

Congresswoman Hilda Solis (R) and her husband Sam Sayyad

Solis, a Democrat from El Monte, is at least the fourth Obama nominee whose confirmation has been complicated by tax troubles.

Freedom @ work

Obama Labor Nominee's Family Business is a Tax-Evader and Blew Off Requirements Under Health and Safety Regs

Here at National Right to Work, we've kept a close watch on Hilda Solis, the union-activist California Congresswoman nominated by President Obama to serve as Secretary of Labor.

We've told you about Solis' hypocrisy on the secret ballot issue, her admission that she is not "qualified" to discuss Right to Work, her refusal to answer basic questions on key labor issues, and her position as treasurer (which she failed to disclose to Congress) with a Big Labor lobbying group.

Now USA Today reports that Hilda Solis is the fourth major Obama nominee to be faced with a tax scandal:

"The husband of President Obama's Labor secretary nominee paid about $6,400 Wednesday to settle tax liens that had been outstanding for as long as 16 years against his business, the Obama administration told USA TODAY this afternoon...

Personal tax problems have tripped up three of President Obama's nominees for top administration jobs. Two nominees withdrew on Tuesday over tax issues, including Tom Daschle, Obama's choice head the Health and Human Services Department. The other withdrawal was chief performance officer nominee Nancy Killefer, who had a $947 tax lien filed against her in Washington four years ago for not paying unemployment compensation taxes for a household employee. She paid the debt less than six months later, District of Columbia records show."

But there's more. According to the report, some of the tax liens resulted from "unpaid county health and safety permit fees." And Solis has the gall to seek a position that enforces health and safety laws against workplaces across America?

Maybe Solis' cozy relationship with Big Labor's high command over the years has given her the false impression shared by so many union bosses that they are above the law. With all those special privileges such as immunity from federal prosecution for union violence and exemption from anti-monopoly laws, union bosses actually are above the law in many respects. And with Solis running the Department of Labor, union chiefs would expect Solis -- who voted with the AFL-CIO 100% of the time -- to cut funding to the agency which investigates union boss corruption.

Solis' indiscretions are even more disturbing in light of President Obama's recent executive orders which would give the Secretary of Labor unprecedented authority to fire federal contractors who don't grease the rails for coervice card check organizing.

This hypocrite aspiring to be Labor Secretary is poised to receive virtually unchecked power
over which contractors get to do work funded by the nearly trillion dollar "stimulus" plan. Perhaps Hilda Solis should withdraw herself from consideration and get her own house in order.

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

There seems to be a pattern of Democratic tax cheats! Well I get it now, Democrats like high taxes, because they don’t pay them.

Craig Ferguson of CBS’s Late Late Show was discussing Obama coming down on Corporate executives.

“Finally some accountability in Washington.....But I’m thinkin’ if they’re going to introduce accountability, shouldn’t Obama start with making his own people pay their taxes?"

....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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DemocRAT Sen. Stabenow Wants Hearings On Radio 'Accountability'

Sen. Stabenow wants hearings on radio 'accountability'; talks fairness doctrine


Senator Stabenow was speaking on the air with liberal talk radio host Bill Press and to his eleven listeners nationwide. - Wild Thing

BILL PRESS: Yeah, I mean, look: They have a right to say that. They’ve got a right to express that. But, they should not be the only voices heard. So, is it time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine?

SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): I think it’s absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it’s called the Fairness Standard, whether it’s called something else — I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You know, that we all have to step up and be responsible. And, I think in this case, there needs to be some accountability and standards put in place.

BILL PRESS: Can we count on you to push for some hearings in the United States Senate this year, to bring these owners in and hold them accountable?

SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): I have already had some discussions with colleagues and, you know, I feel like that’s gonna happen. Yep.

And there is also this...........

Politico: Sen. Stabenow Wants Hearings On Radio 'Accountability'; Talks Fairness Doctrine


Senator Stabenow's husband, Thomas Athans, is the co-founder of the liberal TalkUSA Radio network and is now the Executive Vice-President of liberal Air America. Liberal talk radio has of course failed miserably every time it has been tried, all the while watching it's conservative counterpart's success soar.

Which might lead one to believe that Senator Stabenow, in addition to her zealous will to slam the fist of government down upon her opponents, has some business skin in the game as well. If you can't beat 'em, censor 'em.

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

So Stabenow’s family directly profits from any censuring of conservative talk radio and/or giving handouts to lib talk.

To the left Talk radio is a roadblock on the path to Socialism/Communism. Democrats would look VERY VERY bad if they try to silence conservative talk radio, especially in light of the fact that Republicans didn’t utter a word when Air America was launched with all that fanfare, and when MSNBC holds literal Democratic telethons.

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

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February 07, 2009

Obama To Take His Plan To The People

Robert Preston, as con man par excellence "Professor Harold Hill" plays on the fears of naive and righteous midwestern Americans in order to line his own pockets.

Obama to take his plan to the people

Financial Times

By Andrew Ward and Alan Beattie in Washington

Barack Obama will make the case for his economic recovery plans direct to the Ameri­can people next week with campaign-style roadshows in states hard-hit by the economic downturn.

Mr Obama’s travel plans were announced on Friday before Senate Democrats and moderate Republicans reached a tentative agreement on a $780bn fiscal stimulus plan and ahead of the Treasury department’s expected announcement of a fresh financial rescue package on Monday.

Mr Obama will hold town hall-style meetings in Indiana on Monday, and Florida on Tuesday, in his first public events outside Washington since taking office.

The president will conduct his first White House press conference on Monday eve­ning as he adopts an in­creasingly combative ap­proach to selling his plans in the face of persistent Republican opposition.

Democratic leaders hoped to pass the Senate stimulus last night or over the weekend. Further negotiations will be needed to agree on final legislation with the House of Representatives before it can be signed into law by Mr Obama.

The White House faces another tough battle to win support for the financial package due for announcement on Monday, including an overhaul of the troubled asset relief programme and measures to clean up “toxic assets” on Wall Street.

Next week’s public relations blitz reflects some concern within the administration that Republicans have been winning the message war with their calls for more tax cuts and less spending in the stimulus.

Mr Obama waged a charm offensive on congressional Republicans during his first two weeks in office, but his patience has worn thin in recent days as opposition has hardened.

In a fiery speech to a meeting of congressional Democrats on Thursday, the president lashed out at the “phoney arguments” and “false theories of the past” that Republicans were using to resist his economic plans.

The protracted and bitterly partisan negotiations have raised questions over Mr Obama’s ability to im­pose his will on Congress, in spite of Democrats holding strong majorities in both chambers.

Harry Reid, Senate majority leader, told his colleagues that the eyes of the world were on Capitol Hill on Friday as they scrambled to reach agreement over the stimulus.
“If we succeed, there will be plenty of credit to go around. But if we fail, our entire country will suffer the consequences,” he said.

Both parties claim to have public support for their positions, with Democrats accusing their opponents of holding up economic recovery, while Republicans accuse Democrats of trying to force through a “big government” social agenda under the guise of job creation.

Democrats say they have already made concessions by making tax cuts about a third of the overall value of the bill, and accepting Re­publican amendments to increase tax relief.

Moderate Republicans had been pushing for something close to the $819bn package approved by the House.

A sub-plot of the debate has focused on speculation about which variation of the plan Mr Obama supports, an issue complicated by the fact that the White House has spoken only in general terms about the bill.

On Thursday Mr Obama told reporters he would back a bill “roughly in the $800bn range”.

Mr Obama wants to sign a final bill into law by the end of next week.


And there is this.............

Monday Night Political Football: Obama Demanding Lots of Prime Time from Whining TV Networks


Washington Post TV writer Lisa de Moraes reported Friday that Team Obama is demanding a lot of free TV space in prime time in the next few weeks: a Monday night press conference, a "stimulus" push on the Monday night after that, the 16th, and the State of the Union on Tuesday, February 24. (What about House, and The Bachelor?)

Network suits are already whining, but are too afraid of pulling out the Just Say No card:

President Obama's desire to talk -- and talk, and talk -- to the American public could cost broadcast networks millions, and millions, and millions of prime-time TV dollars.
Broadcasters are bracing themselves for the likelihood of three prime-time interruptions in three weeks, totaling at least three hours of prime time -- and ad breaks -- yanked.
"His economic stimulus package apparently does not extend to the TV networks," one network exec noted.

Obama's reps have alerted broadcasters that the president will hold a news conference Monday, according to network execs. It's expected to eat up the first hour of prime time; that alone could cost broadcasters more than $9 million in lost ad revenue....

"Notice they're not going on Friday or Saturday," one network exec complained. "They're . . . preempting our better shows. You're not happy to lose a 'House' if you are Fox, or two of the better comedies at CBS, or 'The Bachelor' at ABC -- we're all going to take a bath."

The networks were not afraid to tell President Bush that his political salesmanship wasn't worth pre-empting in prime time. But none want to "incur the wrath" of Obama .

"As we're meeting this guy, from a network perspective, it's like, 'Is this part of the plan for him?' " the network exec said. "Is this what it's going to be: Is he going to take to the airwaves every time he has something to say?"

Such a strategy, of course, could backfire.

"Do people really want to come home after looking for a job, or after being at a job they hate, sit down to veg out in front of their favorite show -- and he's on again?" said one TV suit, who suspects/hopes the Average Joe's reaction to too much Obamavision might be "nothing he's going to say is going to help me get a job, or put food on the table."
Said the TV suit: "He could lose a lot of goodwill doing this."


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

Between his TV speeches every other day and his press secretary every day … saturation point has been reached. Heck I was sick of his face when he said he was going to run for President.

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Protecting America in the New Missile Age

2 Minute Trailer - 33 Minutes - Protecting America in the New Missile Age

Early 2009, The Heritage Foundation will release a high-definition documentary that tells the story of the very real threat that hostile nations and rogue dictators now pose to every one of us. The truth is brutal: no matter where on the earth a missile is launched from, it would take 33 minutes or less to hit the U.S. target it was programmed to destroy. We must cause people to stop and face this horrible reality.

Aptly named, "33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age", our documentary will be a key component in exposing our vulnerability to moms, dads and citizens across the country. The time has come to revive the strategic missile defense system that America uniquely can develop, maintain and employ for its own defense and the peace-loving world's security.

This is an awesome website done by The Heritage Foundation!!!


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

They also have a site at YouoTube with more videos that are longer in length with more information. Excellent! I am very impressed with this.

Their YouTube 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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B.Hussein Obama's Stimulus Bill The Welfare Spendathon!

Welfare Spendathon: House Stimulus Bill Will Cost Taxpayers $787 Billion in New Welfare Spending

The Heritage Foundation

The recently passed U.S. House of Representatives stimulus bill contains $816 billion in new spending and tax cuts. Of this sum, $264 billion (32 percent) is new means-tested welfare spending. This represents about $6,700 in new welfare spending for every poor person in the U.S.

But this welfare spending is only the tip of the iceberg. The bill sets in motion another $523 billion in new welfare spending that is hidden by budgetary gimmicks. If the bill is enacted, the total 10-year extra welfare cost is likely to be $787 billion.

The claim that Congress is temporarily increasing welfare spending for Keynesian purposes (to spark the economy by boosting consumer spending) is a red herring. The real goal is to get "the camel's nose under the tent" for a massive permanent expansion of the welfare state.

In the first year after enactment of the stimulus bill, federal welfare spending will explode upward by more than 20 percent, rising from $491 billion in FY 2008 to $601 billion in FY 2009. This one-year explosion in welfare spending is, by far, the largest in U.S. history. But spending will continue to rise even further in future years. The stimulus bill is a welfare spendathon, a massive down payment on Obama's promise to "spread the wealth."
Once the hidden welfare spending in the bill is counted, the total 10-year fiscal burden (added to the national debt) will not be $816 billion, as claimed, but $1.34 trillion. This amounts to $17,400 for each household paying income tax in the U.S.

New Welfare in the Stimulus Bill

The House stimulus bill overtly increases federal welfare spending by $264 billion. Most of this spending will occur in the first two years after passage. For example, if enacted, the House stimulus bill will spend an additional $88 billion in means-tested welfare aid in FY 2009, an increase of more than 20 percent above prior spending levels. Federal welfare spending (including small increases built into existing law) will rise from $491 billion in FY 2008 to $601 billion in FY 2009. This one-year spending explosion (by far the largest in U.S. history) will not be a byproduct of unemployment generated by the recession but the result of a deliberate expansion of welfare eligibility and benefits by President Obama and Congress.

Camel's Nose in the Tent

While $264 billion in new welfare spending may seem like a lot, it is only the tip of the iceberg. If the stimulus bill is enacted, the real long-term increase will be far higher. This is because the stimulus bill pretends that most of its welfare benefit increases will lapse after two years. In fact, both Congress and President Obama intend for most of these increases to become permanent

"Spread the Wealth" Tax Credit

A major new welfare program in the stimulus bill is Obama's "Make Work Pay" refundable tax credit. This credit represents a fundamental shift in welfare policy. At a cost of around $23 billion per year, this credit will provide up to $500 in cash to low income adults who pay no income taxes. For the first time, the government will give significant cash to able-bodied adults without dependent children. Since most of these individuals have little apparent need for assistance, the new credit represents "spreading the wealth" for its own sake.

Hidden Welfare Spending

There are another six welfare expansions in the stimulus bill that will almost certainly become permanent if the bill is enacted.

A Trojan Horse

The welfare provisions in the Senate stimulus bill are very similar to those in the House bill. Both bills use the idea of economic stimulus as a Trojan horse to conceal massive, permanent increases in the U.S. welfare system. The goal of the bills is "spreading the wealth," not reviving the economy.

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

One huge difference in the liberals and conservatives is we love the American dream, the way our country has given us all a chance to be the best we can be, do accomplish things and if we fail to be able to try again. The liberals don't even want a citizen to even make one attempt at taking care of themselves, at accomplishing anything in their lives.

Liberalism is the quashing of the entrepreneur, the risk taker or the saver. It rewards deviant, irresponsible and lazy behavior that erodes the profit motive.

Obama and the rest of the left want us to become like become France, Sweden, etc, all the Socialist/Communist countries. The Democrats give a damn about the economy, they only care about one thing and that is POWER, and once this is done they will have unbelievable power, unfortunately the stupid RINOS who are agreeing to this crap are bending over and taking it

The hypocritical part of Dems is that many of them are rich from inheiritance or marriage, the same class warfare “hate the rich” policies they scream against, yet live. Power, yes, insulated power is what they seek.


....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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Checking In With Our Awesome Troops

Coast Guard Armed Helicopters

The U.S. Coast Guard has increased its firepower to counter potential terrorist attacks on ships, bridges and other possible targets in the northern California region.

U.S. Soldiers Watching Super Bowl XLIII

Footage of Soldiers watching Super Bowl 43 in Iraq. Scenes include Soldiers wearing team shirts, yelling for their teams, getting beer at the cafeteria and soundbites. Provided by 343rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

Package about what it is like to be a deployed Soldier in Iraq. This is a humorous question and answer session. Produced by Sgt. Michael Bierman.

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

God bless our troops!!

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Pelosi Wants A Quickie "Pass the Stimulus Bill"~ and Not Happy With Tax Cuts

Photo from January 29th, 2009 ( most recent one I could find)

Pelosi dismisses bipartisanship calls


In a statement sure to rile Republicans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday dismissed calls for bipartisanship as “process” arguments extraneous to passing a stimulus bill — and warned Senate Democrats against slashing proposed increases to education spending.

Pelosi — speaking to reporters on the second day of her retreat with House Democrats at a swank Williamsburg, Va., golf resort — was clearly annoyed with Senate attempts to slash up to $100 billion in spending from the $819 billion package the House passed last week.

At the same time, she urged the need for speed in passing the package — and stopped short of saying that she’d insist on her demands during upcoming conference negotiations with the Senate.

“Washington seems consumed in the process argument of bipartisanship, when the rest of the country says they need this bill,” the California Democrat said, seeming to sweep aside the Obama administration initial desire to have broad GOP support for the plan.
“We must have a bill [quickly],” she said, in a clear message to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has spent the past two days wrangling with moderates who want to cut proposed education funding for the states by as much as $50 billion.
“These cuts are very damaging — [the House bill] was put together very carefully. ... The funding goes directly to school districts, they are stimulative because they maintain jobs instead of cutting jobs.”
Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), said: “Her comment really makes one wonder whether she understands the concerns of not only the majority of struggling Americans seeking tax relief and job creation, but many members from her own party.”

Pelosi’s increasingly partisan tone comes a day after Obama stepped up his pressure on Republicans, who have sought to downsize spending and increase tax cuts. They have been joined in their efforts by a coalition of centrist Democrats in the upper chamber, led by Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson, who has criticized the House stimulus as wasteful and ill-targeted.

The speaker, who spent early Friday huddled with Democratic governors, reiterated her strong opposition to increasing tax cuts. In January, she convinced Obama to decrease the tax cuts in the package from about $300 billion to about $250 billion.

The new Senate cuts, if passed, “will do violence to the future,” said Pelosi, who is also pressing a reluctant Obama to repeal Bush administration tax cuts for the wealthy before they expire at the end of 2010.
Earlier, speaking behind closed doors, Pelosi exhorted her House colleagues to "sell, sell, sell" the stimulus package in their districts — cautioning that the next 72 hours will be critical to turn the tide of public opinion for or against the package.
She called Obama's counterattack on GOP stimulus foes last night a "fresh approach."

Education groups are flooding Capitol Hill with calls and e-mails to fight the push by Nelson and Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins to slash about $50 billion from proposed new federal grants for state education aid.

The 3.2-million-member National Education Association, one of the biggest union backers of Democrats, has sent a letter to Senate Democrats threatening to lower their rating with the group if they vote against the original level of school aid funding.

"We strongly urge your opposition to the Nelson-Collins amendment to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that would cut funding allocated for education. Votes associated with this issue will be included in the NEA Legislative Report Card for the 111th Congress," wrote NEA execs Diane Shust and Randall Moody.

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

Mad with power, motivated by hatred of America and Republicans and all she does shows how she really does relish in the destruction of our country.

Her Jet had to be bigger then anyone else so she could haul her idiot family to and from D.C. or where else they wanrted to zip off to.

Her trip to Syria she just had to make out of her hate for Bush and our troops. Trying to mess with what was going on during....DURING a war going on. TREASON!

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United Nations' threat: No more parental rights

United Nations' threat: No more parental rights

Expert: Pact would ban spankings, homeschooling if children object


A United Nations human rights treaty that could prohibit children from being spanked or homeschooled, ban youngsters from facing the death penalty and forbid parents from deciding their families' religion is on America's doorstep, a legal expert warns.

Michael Farris of Purcellville, Va., is president of, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association and chancellor of Patrick Henry College. He told WND that under the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, or CRC, every decision a parent makes can be reviewed by the government to determine whether it is in the child's best interest.

"It's definitely on our doorstep," he said. "The left wants to make the Obama-Clinton era permanent. Treaties are a way to make it as permanent as stuff gets. It is very difficult to extract yourself from a treaty once you begin it. If they can put all of their left-wing socialist policies into treaty form, we're stuck with it even if they lose the next election."

The 1990s-era document was ratified quickly by 193 nations worldwide, but not the United States or Somalia. In Somalia, there was then no recognized government to do the formal recognition, and in the United States there's been opposition to its power. Countries that ratify the treaty are bound to it by international law.

Although signed by Madeleine Albright, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., on Feb. 16, 1995, the U.S. Senate never ratified the treaty, largely because of conservatives' efforts to point out it would create that list of rights which primarily would be enforced against parents.

The international treaty creates specific civil, economic, social, cultural and even economic rights for every child and states that "the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration." While the treaty states that parents or legal guardians "have primary responsibility for the upbringing and development of the child," Farris said government will ultimately determine whether parents' decisions are in their children's best interest. The treaty is monitored by the CRC, which conceivably has enforcement powers.

According to the Parental Rights website, the substance of the CRC dictates the following:

* Parents would no longer be able to administer reasonable spankings to their children.
* A murderer aged 17 years, 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer be sentenced to life in prison.
* Children would have the ability to choose their own religion while parents would only have the authority to give their children advice about religion.
* The best interest of the child principle would give the government the ability to override every decision made by every parent if a government worker disagreed with the parent's decision.
* A child's "right to be heard" would allow him (or her) to seek governmental review of every parental decision with which the child disagreed.
* According to existing interpretation, it would be illegal for a nation to spend more on national defense than it does on children's welfare.
* Children would acquire a legally enforceable right to leisure.
* Teaching children about Christianity in schools has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.
* Allowing parents to opt their children out of sex education has been held to be out of compliance with the CRC.
* Children would have the right to reproductive health information and services, including abortions, without parental knowledge or consent.

"Where the child has a right fulfilled by the government, the responsibilities shift from parents to the government," Farris said. "The implications of all this shifting of responsibilities is that parents no longer have the traditional roles of either being responsible for their children or having the right to direct their children."

The government would decide what is in the best interest of a children in every case, and the CRC would be considered superior to state laws, Farris said. Parents could be treated like criminals for making every-day decisions about their children's lives.

"If you think your child shouldn't go to the prom because their grades were low, the U.N. Convention gives that power to the government to review your decision and decide if it thinks that's what's best for your child," he said. "If you think that your children are too young to have a Facebook account, which interferes with the right of communication, the U.N. gets to determine whether or not your decision is in the best interest of the child."
He continued, "If you think your child should go to church three times a week, but the child wants to go to church once a week, the government gets to decide what it thinks is in the best interest of the children on the frequency of church attendance."

He said American social workers would be the ones responsible for implementation of the policies.

Farris said it could be easier for President Obama to push for ratification of the treaty than it was for the Clinton administration because "the political world has changed."

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

I long for the day when we have a man in the White House who sees the U.N. for what it is. To allow the UN to raise the children of a country, any country, especially our own beloved America makes me sick and angry. This cannot happen!!!!


....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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Remembering President Ronald Reagan

President Ronald Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004)

"Terrorist attacks are not caused by the use of strength. They are invited by the perception of weakness."
-Ronald Reagan

"Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his."- Reagan

"Our enemies may be irrational, even outright insane, driven by nationalism, religion, ethnicity or ideology. They do not fear the United States for its diplomatic skills or the number of automobiles and software programs it produces. They respect only the firepower of our tanks, planes and helicopter gunships." -- Ronald Reagan

"The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become." - President Ronald Reagan, speech to The Creative Society, 1968.

"If we look to the answer as to why, for so many years, we achieved so much, prospered as no other people on Earth, it was because here, in this land, we unleashed the energy and individual genius of man to a greater extent than has ever been done before. Freedom and the dignity of the individual have been more available and assured here than in any other place on Earth. The price for this freedom at times has been high, but we have never been unwilling to pay that price."- Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981.

"American dream isn't one of making government bigger; it's keeping faith with the mighty spirit of free people under God." - Ronald Reagan, State of the Union Address, January 25, 1984.

"I don't know about you but I'm getting tired of whining voices telling us we can't do this and we can't do that. . . . Don't tell Americans what they can't do, just tell them what needs doing and then let them surprise you with their ingenuity. "- Ronald Reagan. Speech on recession, Jan. 1982.

"Mankind's best defense against tyranny and want is limited government--a government which empowers its people, not itself, and which respects the wit and bravery, the initiative, and the generosity of the people. For, above all, human rights are rights of individuals: rights of conscience, rights of choice, rights of association, rights of emigration, rights of self-directed action, and the right to own property. The concept of a nation of free men and women linked together voluntarily is the genius of the system our Founding Fathers established." - President Ronald Reagan, Proclamation 4885 - Bill of Rights Day, December 4, 1981.

"They were going to put seventeen unemployed people to work in a so-called training project clearing some park land. I vetoed the program because they were going to spend half the budget on seven administrators to see that the seventeen got to work on time." - Governor Ronald Reagan, to Students, April 12, 1973

"Our constitution is a document that protects the people from government." - Governor Ronald Reagan, to Students, Sept. 17, 1973.

"Why is the Constitution of the United States so exceptional?... Just three words: We the people. In... other constitutions, the Government tells the people of those countries what they are allowed to do. In our Constitution, we the people tell the Government what it can do. "- Ronald Reagan, State of the Union address. January 27, 1987.

""The house we hope to build is not for my generation but for yours. It is your future that matters. And I hope that when you are my age, you will be able to say as I have been able to say: We lived in freedom. We lived lives that were a statement, not an apology." - Ronald Reagan

Wild Thing's comment......

I guess I am still in shock about Obama and all he is doing. I forgot it was President Reagan's birthday yesterday. Some of you wrote to me and I thank you so much for reminding me. I really appreicate it.

President Reagan will always be the greatest President in my lifetime!

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February 06, 2009

Obama = Jimmy Carter On Steriods

From the film " Seven Days in May"
"I think the signing of a nuclear disarmament pact with the Soviet Union is at best an act of naivete, and at worst an unsupportable negligence. We've stayed alive because we've built up an arsenal, and we've kept the peace because we've dealt with an enemy who knew we would use that arsenal. And now we're asked to believe that a piece of paper will take the place of missile sites and Polaris submarines, and that an enemy who hasn't honored one solemn treaty in the history of its existence will now, for our convenience, do precisely that. I have strong doubts, gentlemen........"

Another quote from the film not in this video that pertain to the article below:

General James Mattoon Scott: And if you want to talk about your oath of office, I'm here to tell you face to face, President Lyman, that you violated that oath when you stripped this country of its muscles - when you deliberately played upon the fear and fatigue of the people and told them they could remove that fear by the stroke of a pen. And then when this nation rejected you, lost faith in you, and began militantly to oppose you, you violated that oath by not resigning from office and turning the country over to someone who could represent the people of the United States.

Concerns on Proposed Reduction of U.S. Nuclear Stockpile to 1,000 Weapons

The Heritage Foundation

According to press reports, President Obama has directed the U.S. to seek a future strategic arms control treaty with Russia that will reduce the U.S. nuclear stockpile to 1,000 weapons, an 80 percent reduction.

This leads to the question of how President Obama chose this number of 1,000. Unfortunately, circumstances make it clear that President Obama and his Administration have chosen this number arbitrarily.

When the U.S. undertakes an effort as sensitive and fundamental to its security as negotiating a strategic nuclear arms control treaty, it should do so on the basis of careful planning:

First, the President and his Administration must settle on a clear strategy and define the means by which the treaty will bolster that strategy;

Second, this strategy must identify the military and political requirements the U.S. nuclear force must fulfill over the expected life of the treaty; and

Third, such a strategy must establish a clear means of verifying compliance with the expected treaty and have specific plans for enforcing the terms of the treaty during its implementation.

These are the fundamental standards for effective arms control.

A Clear Lack of Planning

When the press reports announcing the pending arms control treaty were published, President Obama had been office precisely 17 days. It is utterly implausible that he and his Administration have taken any of the planning steps necessary to implement such an ambitious strategic nuclear arms control treaty. Obama's national security strategy, at a minimum, is months away from completion.

More importantly, there is no indication that the President has established the criteria for assuring the political and military utility of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and active arsenal that would remain in place following the ratification and execution of the planned treaty. Politically, it must be determined, among other things:

* How the remaining nuclear arsenal will increase stability and lessen the likelihood of strategic strikes against the U.S. and its allies,

* Whether the force will be based primarily on deterring strategic attacks by countering them or by relying on retaliatory strikes; and

* How to extend the U.S. nuclear umbrella for the protection of its allies.

The Obama Administration has made no public assertion that any of these planning steps have been taken. What makes this lack of planning particularly disturbing is that there has been a torrent of recent reports that the state of the U.S. nuclear weapons infrastructure is in decline.

The Need for Caution

If President Obama's stated commitment to maintain a strong deterrent until global denuclearization is something more than subterfuge, then he should state that reports asserting that he has directed the U.S. to engage in negotiations with Russia to reduce the U.S. nuclear stockpile to 1,000 weapons are inaccurate.

Such a statement should also make it clear that any such negotiations will be undertaken in substantive terms only after Obama's Administration has concluded a careful planning process. It is a gross understatement to say that a policy based on the assumption that nuclear weapons have no value--and that nuclear arms control is therefore a low stakes game--is fraught with danger. President Obama needs to be more careful and deliberate.

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

IMO the United States needs to maintain a nuclear stockpile sufficient to utterly destroy any country that might attack us. And Russsia will play Obama like a fiddle. Putin will give up 80% of his nukes when Hell freezes over.
Obama thinking the Russians will abide by any agreement to reduce nuclear stockpiles. Fat chance!

My worry is that this could be part of an Obama / Ayers Doctrine to weaken the United States defense capability.

I remember reading an account years ago about Jimmy Carter very first meeting with his national security team. He expressed an interest in reducing nuclear arms, and the team dutifully laid out the current state of negotiations with the Soviets, their capabilities, etc.

The newly-elected Carter stunned the military men into utter silence when he said his goal was to reduce nearly all of America’s nuclear weaponry. As I recall, the writer put it something like this: “Everyone in the room gasped inaudibly....”

From "45 Communist Goals":
Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963:
1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

'Goals' 4-45 can be found here ....Communist Goals

....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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UPDATE on BHO's Order To Withdraw Charges Against USS Cole Bombing Mastermind

Obama Likely to Order Military Commission Charges Dropped Against Terrorist Suspect

ABC News has learned that on Friday, President Obama will likely order the Department of Defense's Military Commission to withdraw charges against terrorist suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. The charges may later be reinstated in a military commission or pursued in a civilian court. Al-Nashiri will remain in custody.

The announcement will not be made until after President Obama meets with the families of victims of terrorist attacks on 9/11 and on the U.S.S. Cole, where he will assure them that this step is not being done to be lenient towards al-Nashiri. The move is being done to stop the continued prosecution of al-Nashiri in a court system that his administration may ultimately find illegitimate, not for any other reason, sources told ABC News.

President Obama has expressed concern about whether the military commissions set up by the Bush administration are the proper way to go forward in pursuing charges against the U.S. detainees, and on January 22 he asked all the judges supervising the trials of detainees for a continuance of 120 days, so a team of administration officials could review the best way forward.

In almost the cases, that continuance request was granted. But last week the judge supervising the al-Nashiri trial -- Army Col. James L. Pohl, the chief judge at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes court -- said he would not heed President Obama's request for a 120-day continuance, or delay, in prosecutions of terrorism suspects. Pohl called the president's request "not reasonable" and not "in the interests of justice."

The arraignment of al-Nashiri is scheduled for Monday, February 9.

The mastermind of the USS Cole bombing and other terrorist attacks, who headed al-Qaeda operations in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf states prior to his capture in November of 2002

Born in Saudi Arabia, al-Nashiri travelled to Afghanistan to participate in attacks against the Russians in the region. In 1996 he travelled to Tajikistan and then Jalalabad, where he first met Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden attempted to convince al-Nashiri to join al-Qaeda at this point, but he refused because he found the idea of swearing a loyalty oath to bin Laden to be distasteful. Still, after al-Nashiri travelled to Yemen, he began to consider committing terrorist actions against United States interests.

When he returned to Afghanistan in 1997, he again met bin Laden, but again declined to join in the terrorist group. Instead, he fought with the Taliban against the Afghan Northern Alliance. Still, he assisted in the smuggling of four anti-tank missiles into Saudi Arabia, and helped arrange for a terrorist to get a Yemeni passport. His cousin, Jihad Mohammad Ali al-Makki, was one of the suicide bombers in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya.

in 1998, al-Nashiri joined al-Qaeda, reporting directly to bin Laden. In late 1998, he conceived of a plot to attack a U.S. vessel using a boat full of explosives. Bin Laden personally approved of the plan, and provided money for it. First, al-Nashiri attempted to attack the USS The Sullivans as a part of the 2000 millennium attack plots, but the boat he used was overloaded with explosives and began to sink.

The next attempt, however, the USS Cole bombing, was successful. 17 U.S. sailors were killed, and many more were injured. This success brought him fame and respect within al-Qaeda, and al-Nashiri became the chief of operations for the Arabian Peninsula. He organized the Limburg tanker bombing in 2002, and he may have planned other attacks as well.

In November 2002, al-Nashiri was captured in the United Arab Emirates. He is currently in American military custody in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp,

The Navy has provided these names of the killed in the attack on the USS Cole:

Chief Petty Officer Richard Costelow, Morrisville, Pennsylvania.

Signalman Seaman Recruit Cheron Luis Gunn, Rex, Georgia.

Seaman James Rodrick McDaniels, Norfolk, Virginia.

Seaman Recruit Lakiba Nicole Palmer, San Diego, California.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Lamont Saunders, Ringgold, Virginia.

Ensign Andrew Triplett, Macon, Mississippi.

Seaman Apprentice Craig Bryan Wibberley, Williamsport, Maryland.

Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class, Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter, Mechanicsville, Virginia.

Mess Management Specialist Seaman Lakeina Monique Francis, Woodleaf, North Carolina.

Information Systems Technician Seaman Timothy Lee Gauna, Rice, Texas

Engineman 2nd Class Mark Ian Nieto, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Electronics Warfare Technician 3rd Class Ronald Scott Owens, Vero Beach, Florida.

Engineman Fireman Joshua Langdon Parlett, Churchville, Maryland.

Fireman Apprentice Patrick Howard Roy, Cornwall on Hudson, New York.

Electronics Warfare Technician 2nd Class Kevin Shawn Rux, Portland, North Dakota.

Mess Management Specialist 3rd Class Ronchester Mananga Santiago, Kingsville, Texas

Fireman Gary Graham Swenchonis Jr., Rockport, Texas


UPDATE: Late Thursday night

ABC News:Charges Withdrawn Against Alleged U.S.S. Cole Bombing Mastermind

ABC News

Military Commission Charges Dropped Against Terrorist Suspect Al-Nashiri

As President Obama prepared to order the Department of Defense’s Military Commission to withdraw charges against terrorist suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri on Friday afternoon, the convening authority for the Commission, Susan Crawford, withdrew the charges on her own Thursday night.

The charges were withdrawn without prejudice, meaning they later can be reinstated in a military commission or pursued in a civilian court. Al-Nashiri will remain in custody.

The original plan was for the announcement not to be made until after President Obama meets with the families of victims of terrorist attacks on 9/11 and on the U.S.S. Cole Friday afternoon, where he will assure them that this step was not done to be lenient towards al-Nashiri.


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

Ayatollah Obama's first interview was with with Al Arabiya. And here, once again, Obama is putting Arabs first. No wonder VP Dick Cheney was upset and spoke out yesterday about Obama and about terrorist attacks!

This nightmare just won’t slow down. I wish Obama would take a little vacation or something. It’s absolutely amazing how much damage he can do with so little time in office.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Where does Obama plan on putting the newly captured beasts who kill our brave troops now, attack innocents and plot to destroy America ?

Thank you and God bless you for keeping us safe, Pres. George W. Bush. I fear those days are gone. Our new leader is inviting attacks.

Look at this.................

Exclusive: Gates Delays Troop Decision

ABC News

Gates Delays Troop Decision on sending more troops to Afghanistan, pending The Word from The One, on what force levels, the Messiah, wants.

ABC News has learned that Defense Secretary Robert Gates has deferred a much-anticipated decision on sending additional troops into Afghanistan until President Obama decides what force levels he wants.

The news comes after an anticipated Pentagon proposal to send three additional combat brigades to Afghanistan -- or 17,000 troops, as reported by ABC News last week -- was presented to Gates for his approval this afternoon.

An element of the Pentagon troop proposal anticipated a large Marine brigade to be followed by two Army Brigade Combat Teams, including a Stryker Brigade. The top U.S. general in Afghanistan, Gen. David McKiernan, favors using the armored vehicles as a way of extending his troops' presence to remote regions of Afghanistan.

Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell told ABC News that he disputed the idea that today's non-decision amounted to a delay in the decision-making process.

"The decision-making process is still ongoing,” Morrell said. “I wouldn't characterize it as a delay. There is no prescribed timeline for the commander in chief to make decisions about adding more forces to Afghanistan in the near term, and that decision, whenever it comes, does not hinge on the completion of the Afghan strategy review."

Gates told Congress last week that if Obama were to decide in favor of sending the additional brigades, he anticipated that "we could have two of those brigades there probably by late spring, and potentially a third by mid-summer."

In addition, the Obama administration currently is awaiting the completion of ongoing strategy reviews for Afghanistan.

Those include a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, another from Gen. David Petraeus, who heads Central Command, and another from Richard Holbrooke, Obama's civilian envoy to Afghanistan. The reviews were begun under the Bush administration last fall.

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A Picture Says It All

I was hoping that she would belt out some classic James Brown after Barak Hussein was sworn in. heh heh I wasn't a fan of the yellow dresss, but I guess it was better then a blue stained dress.


So THIS is where we get it from.

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

LOVE the humor in the top one and the boittom one. LMAO

The middle one reminds me of the day I found out China had loaned our country money. I almost fell off my chair. The USA borrowing money from a communist country, and the fact we borrowed at all was a huge disappointment to me.

But I do so love how funny the top and lower images are. LOL We need to remember to laugh when we can too because when we see what has happened in only 18 days of Obama destruction and we have 4 years of this, it is very scary to me.

......Thank you RAC for sending these 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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Newt Speaks Out About Big Government Stimulus Bill

The Stimiulus bill is a big government, pork-laden spending bill filled with wasteful projects.

In this new video, Newt outlines in stark terms exactly why this bill, as currently written.

Among many other wasteful, non-stimulative projects, it includes $650 million for digital TV coupons, $1 billion for climate satellite and habitat restoration programs, and $600 million to replace a portion of the federal government vehicle fleet.

Source :
American Solutions

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

The purpose is to advance socialism mainly among other things. Scrap the bill and don't replace it with more legislation. Let the free market system work itself out.

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

US Navy

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Glenn Beck on Obama's 'Change': Socialism

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

The Russian national anthem playing in the background, the scrolling banner across the bottom of the screen in Cyrillic alphabet....well done!! I hope FOX news let's Glenn keep being Glenn.

Obama sure is moving full steam ahead!


....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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DeMint's Amendment to Ban Obama/Dem Bill of Religious Discrimination Fails

U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) made the following statement after Democrats voted 43-54 against his amendment to strike language from the economic stimulus bill that discriminates against students of faith. Senator DeMint’s amendment would have eliminated a provision that bans any university or college receiving funds to renovate buildings, from allowing “sectarian instruction” or “religious worship” within the facility. This would in effect bar use of campus buildings for groups like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Student Ministries, Hillel, and other religious organizations.

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) speaks on the floor about his amendment that would strike language permitting religious discrimination contained in the Democrat stimulus bill (Feb. 5, 2009).

This is a direct attack on students of faith, and I’m outraged Democrats are using an economic stimulus bill to promote discrimination,” said Senator DeMint. “Democrats should be ashamed of themselves for siding with the ACLU over millions of students of faith. These students simply want equal access to public facilities, which is their constitutional right. This hostility toward religion must end. Those who voted to for this discrimination are standing in the schoolhouse door to deny people of faith from entering any campus building renovated by this bill.
“This is now an ACLU stimulus designed to trigger lawsuits designed to intimidate religious organizations across the nation. This language is so vague, it’s not clear if students can even pray in a dorm room renovated with this funding since that is a form of ‘religious worship.’ If this provision remains in the bill, it will have a chilling effect on students of faith in America.
“It is in hard times that our society most needs faith. It provides the light that no darkness can overcome. This provision is an attempt to extinguish that light from college campuses, from the lives of our youth.

DeMint amendment to ban religious discrimination in stimulus funding fails, 43-54

Roll Call Vote

Grouped by Home State Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Yea Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Alaska: Begich (D-AK), Nay Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Yea McCain (R-AZ), Yea
Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Nay Pryor (D-AR), Nay
California: Boxer (D-CA), Nay Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Nay Udall (D-CO), Nay
Connecticut: Dodd (D-CT), Nay Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Nay Kaufman (D-DE), Nay
Florida: Martinez (R-FL), Yea Nelson (D-FL), Nay
Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Yea Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Hawaii: Akaka (D-HI), Nay Inouye (D-HI), Nay
Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Yea Risch (R-ID), Yea
Illinois: Burris (D-IL), Nay Durbin (D-IL), Nay
Indiana: Bayh (D-IN), Yea Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Yea Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Kansas: Brownback (R-KS), Yea Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Kentucky: Bunning (R-KY), Yea McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Nay Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Maine: Collins (R-ME), Nay Snowe (R-ME), Nay
Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Nay Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
Massachusetts: Kennedy (D-MA), Not Voting Kerry (D-MA), Nay
Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Nay Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Minnesota: Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Yea Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Missouri: Bond (R-MO), Yea McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Nay Tester (D-MT), Nay
Nebraska: Johanns (R-NE), Yea Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Nevada: Ensign (R-NV), Yea Reid (D-NV), Nay
New Hampshire: Gregg (R-NH), Not Voting Shaheen (D-NH), Nay
New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Nay Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
New Mexico: Bingaman (D-NM), Nay Udall (D-NM), Nay
New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay Schumer (D-NY), Nay
North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Yea Hagan (D-NC), Nay
North Dakota: Conrad (D-ND), Yea Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Nay Voinovich (R-OH), Yea
Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Yea Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Nay
Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Nay Specter (R-PA), Yea
Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Nay Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
South Carolina: DeMint (R-SC), Yea Graham (R-SC), Yea
South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Nay Thune (R-SD), Yea
Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea Corker (R-TN), Yea
Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Yea Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Utah: Bennett (R-UT), Yea Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Nay Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Virginia: Warner (D-VA), Nay Webb (D-VA), Nay
Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Nay Murray (D-WA), Nay
West Virginia: Byrd (D-WV), Nay Rockefeller (D-WV), Nay
Wisconsin: Feingold (D-WI), Nay Kohl (D-WI), Nay
Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Yea Enzi (R-WY), Yea

And on the same day yesterday Obama was doing this....but he must not have talked to the democrats and what they had put in the stimulus bill.

Obama to create faith-based office

Yahoo news

President Barack Obama said Thursday he will establish a White House office of faith-based initiatives that will show no favoritism to any religious group and adhere to the strict separation of church and state.

Addressing the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama spoke of how faith has often been a divisive tool, responsible for war and prejudice. But, he said, "there is no religion whose central tenet is hate. There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being," and all religions teach people to love and care for one another. That is the common ground underlying his faith-based office, he said.

In personal terms, he talked about the role of faith in his life, from his Muslim-born father and a mother skeptical of organized religion to his own embrace of Christianity as a young man.

"In a world that grows smaller by the day, perhaps we can begin to crowd out the destructive forces of zealotry and make room for the healing power of understanding," Obama told the gathering of lawmakers, dignitaries and world leaders. "This is my hope. This is my prayer."

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

"There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being".....Obama said.

This man is KING of wanting abortions at any stage and also death to a baby that just might survive the abortion and he has the nerve to say such a statement.

DeMint sure is a good man, I wish he was in Florida.

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Baghdad Bob Gibbs How Do You Like The Spotlight Now?

It's Grow-Up Time, with Robert Gibbs

The American Spectator

Robert Gibbs, whose idea of seducing the press is making snide remarks and then ignoring questions out of sheer pettiness, is off to a great start so far. Here's a video where Jake Tapper blows the lid on Obama's supposed pledge to transparency, and only gets a fist full of eye-rolling in response.

White House Press Sec. Robert Gibbs Called Out On Daschle Withdrawal

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

LOL there shouuld be a pool to see how long Gibbs last as Press Secretary. He’s already got that ‘deer in the headlight look’ about him, and its only going to get worse.

The MSM did everything it could think of to ensure Obama won the election cycle. Today, they are seeing rookie mistakes day after day after day, and its ticking them off because it make THEM look bad.

Hell hath no fury like an embarrassed WH Press Corps.

Tony Snow was one tough man. Day after day after day he took FAR worse treatment than Gibbs is getting in his first week, and he did it all without showing any signs of stress... and he did it WHILE he was fighting cancer.

....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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February 05, 2009

Former VP Dick Cheney Warns of New Attacks

Cheney Warns of New Attacks


By: Dave Eberhart Article Font Size

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is blasting the fledgling administration of Barack Obama, arguing that its policies dealing with terrorism and international foes are naïve and dangerous, making it all the more likely that terrorists will succeed in their next attempt at killing Americans, according to a report in Politico.

Simply by closing Guantanamo Bay’s detention camp for terrorists, Cheney said, Obama inadvertently will aid enemies eager to make another attack on the United States. Another major attack on this country — perhaps even using biological or nuclear materials — is very likely in the next few years, Cheney said.
“I think there’s a high probability of such an attempt,” Cheney said. “Whether or not they can pull it off depends whether or not we keep in place policies that have allowed us to defeat all further attempts, since 9/11, to launch mass-casualty attacks against the United States.”

Cheney opined that the inevitable attack will be “a 9/11-type event where the terrorists are armed with something much more dangerous than an airline ticket and a box cutter — a nuclear weapon or a biological agent of some kind” that is set off in an American city.

In a wide-ranging interview with Politico, Cheney emphasized the usefulness of the interrogations at Gitmo while lambasting the policies emerging from the new administration.

“When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an al-Qaida terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry,” Cheney said.
Concentrating on the merits of Gitmo, Cheney described it as a first-class operation, noting that one of the painful lessons learned was the penchant for those detainees who were released to return to their terrorist roots.
He noted that 61 of the inmates who were released from Guantanamo during the Bush administration had “gone back into the business of being terrorists.” He also characterized the remaining 200 or so remaining detainees as “hard core” cases that were even more likely to be repeat offenders.
Releasing the prisoners or ramping up their due process would be unwise, Cheney charged.
“The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected. Sometimes, that requires us to take actions that generate controversy. I’m not at all sure that that’s what the Obama administration believes,” he said.
Cheney defended the hard-line tactics of the Bush administration as responsible for the safety of the country after 9/11.
“If it hadn’t been for what we did — with respect to the terrorist surveillance program, or enhanced interrogation techniques for high-value detainees, the Patriot Act, and so forth — then we would have been attacked again,” he said. “Those policies we put in place, in my opinion, were absolutely crucial to getting us through the last seven-plus years without a major-casualty attack on the U.S.”
Protecting the country’s security is “a tough, mean, dirty, nasty business,” he said. “These are evil people. And we’re not going to win this fight by turning the other cheek.”

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

God bless Dick Cheney!!! Fantastic!!

"When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an al-Qaida terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry,” Cheney said

Outstanding and thanks for pointing this out.

This is unprecendented. Cheney is old school. Cheney types do NOT make statements like this about a sitting President. This is not politics it is a fair warning of what all of us with commom sense know and I think Cheney is speaking to Obama and to the ones in Obama's cabinet that KNOW MORE WHAT they are doing than Obama.

200 years from now, I want their children's children's children's children to cower and cringe in fear whenever they hear the sounds of jet engines overhead because their legends tell of fire from the sky. I want them to hide in dark caves and holes in the earth, shivering with terror whenever they hear the roar of diesel engines because the tales of their ancestors talk about metal monsters crawling over the earth, spitting death and destruction. I want their mothers to be able to admonish them with "If you don't behave, the Pale Destroyers will come for you", and that will be enough to reduce them to quivering obeisance. I want the annihilation to be so complete that their mythology will tell them of the day of judgment when the stern gods from across the sea.

....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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How Much Is $1 Trillion?


CNN asks a Temple University mathematics professor how much $1 trillion actually is. The story notes Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is correct when he says that if you spent $1 million per day starting in the year 0, you still would not have spent $1 trillion by 2009.

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

Most democrats can not understand what is happening. We are being robbed. This is not a stimulus bill, it is a payoff of Obama's buddies that helped him get elected. If he can get this bill passed he will be the greatest thief in the history of mankind.

And there is this........

DeMint, Sanford leading opposition to Obama stimulus plan

Sen. Jim DeMint and Gov. Mark Sanford urged members of the Senate on Wednesday to reject President Barack Obama's economic-stimulus bill, as DeMint introduced a rival measure he said required only tax cuts.
Sanford, in Washington for a Republican Governors Association meeting, asked Republican senators at a Capitol Hill lunch convened by DeMint to follow the lead of House Republicans who voted against the $819 billion stimulus measure last week.
Sanford and DeMint said they are joining forces in a bid to try to spark the kind of national outcry among conservatives that led to the defeat of a major Senate immigration-reform bill in 2007.

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B.Hussein Obama's Socialized Medicine On the Installment Plan

Obama Signs the State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP

Rep. Steve King’s statement in opposition to the S-CHIP

Congressman Steve King speaks before voting against an expansion of the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), known as HAWK-i in Iowa, on February 4, 2009. The expansion provides new benefits to illegal immigrants and wealthy families at the expense of low-income children.


Obama's Socialized Medicine the First Step

SCHIP covers illegals and “kids” up to 30 years old!!

The House today gave final approval to the S-CHIP government health care expansion funded with a massive tax hike on smokers.

Obama yesterday signed the legislation which includes a 61.66 cent increase in the federal tax on cigarettes to help fund the expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). This increase raises the federal tax on cigarettes to just over $1 per pack and will help reduce the serious burden of lung disease felt across New York State by saving lives and money.

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and the entire New York Congressional Delegation supported this historic legislation.

More and more parents who have been taking care of their kids’ health care costs will shift that responsibility to the government and by extension the US taxpayers. Families living at up to 4 times the poverty rate are applicable to enter their kids into the government program. And President Obama made it clear this is only the beginning of herding everyone into government run health care:

Obama said at the signing that this is just the “first step.”

This is the first step to socialized medicine.

Republicans criticized the cost of the legislation. They also said it will mean an estimated 2.4 million children who otherwise would have access to private insurance will join the State Children's Health Insurance Program instead.

"The Democrats continue to push their government-run health care agenda — universal coverage as they call it," said Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas.

An estimated 7 million children are now enrolled in SCHIP.

To cover the increase in spending, the bill would boost the federal excise tax on a pack of cigarettes by 62 cents, to $1.01 a pack.

Harry Reid said, of the bill signing, ""It's going to be a happy day for America."

Some critics objected to the bill because it would allow states to enroll moderate-income families and does not include a ban on legal immigrants from getting coverage unless they have been in the U.S. for at least five years.

The vote was 290-135

Roll Call for complete list of yeas and nays

These are the Republicans that voted for it:

Bono Mack
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
King (NY)
Lee (NY)
Miller (MI)
Moran (KS)
Murphy, Tim
Rogers (AL)
Smith (NJ)
Thompson (PA)
Young (AK)
Young (FL)

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War on Words


War on Words

Why Obama may be abandoning Bush's favorite phrase.

Newsweek ...for complete article

In another effort to undo the legacy of George W. Bush's presidency, the Obama administration is searching for alternatives to the term "war on terror."

In recent days, Obama's national-security officials have had brainstorming sessions to come up with different ways to describe the U.S. government's efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, according to administration sources who asked not to be identified talking about private discussions.

What's being sought is a more precise phrase that can recast the U.S. government's counterterrorism fight in ideological as well as military terms. Obama publicly signaled the new approach this week.

When asked about the "war on terror" phrase by CNN's Anderson Cooper, Obama said, "Well you know, I think it is very important for us to recognize that we have a battle or a war against some terrorist organizations … Words matter in this situation because one of the ways we're going to win this struggle is through the battle of hearts and minds."
Indeed, the "war on terror" was one of the signature phrases of the Bush presidency. It was formally declared in Bush's nationally televised speech to Congress on Sept. 20, 2001—his first after the 9/11 terror attacks—when the president cast the government's response in such sweeping terms that, according to critics, it ultimately opened the door for the invasion of Iraq. "Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists and every government that supports them," Bush said then. "Our war on terror begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated."

Obama has shied away from the words "war on terror" since he took office. He has made references instead to the "enduring struggle against terrorism and extremism" and to an "ongoing struggle,"

"We're trying to come up with a phrase that better articulates a hopeful message," said one administration official involved in the discussions about terror terminology.


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

‘Surrender’ might be a useful term for Obama and his cult. Just like the Clinton Administration, these people are into marketing, not leading. “War on Terror” becomes “Dialoguing with Al Qaeda”

What a PUTZ ... these fools will kill thousands, perhaps tens of thousand or even millions of Americans.

OK here you go....... Destroy the goat-raping, child killing, rag-headed sand monkeys?? Will that pass the PC sniff test??

The reason that Marxist Obama is having high level meetings on what to call the War on Terror is that they need to make sure that Dubya and our troops gets little credit for the successes that were and will be so hard-won.

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Blue Dog Says Pelosi Treats Members Like 'Mushrooms'

He's one of the leaders of a gang of moderate Democrats called the Blue Dogs.

Blue Dog Says Pelosi Treats Members Like 'Mushrooms'


Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper (Tenn.) vented to Air America about the way Speaker Nancy Pelosi was treating members who wanted to do things like read the bills being voted on.

It wasn't pretty.


Cooper, one of the 11 Democrats to vote against the House version of the stimulus bill, said he landed in hot water with Pelosi because he cared what was in the bill.

"I got in terrible trouble with our leadership because they don’t care what’s in the bill, they just want it pass and they want it to be unanimous," he said. "They don’t mind the partisan fighting cause that’s what they are used to. In fact, they’re really good at it. And they’re a little bit worried about what a post-partisan future might look like. If members actually had to read the bills and figure out whether they are any good or not. We’re just told how to vote. We’re treated like mushrooms most of the time."

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

Good for him to speak out. Pelosi treats her Democrats “like mushrooms most of the time.” We can only imagine how the House Republicans get treated.

Neil Cavuto also played this on his show last night.

....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 (4)

Robert Kennedy Jr.: Hog farmers bigger threat than Osama

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. tells Congressman Steve King that hog producers are a greater threat to the United States and U.S. democracy than Osama bin Laden in a February 4, 2009 House Judiciary Committee hearing.


RFK Jr.: Hog farmers bigger threat than Osama


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. today turned a congressional subcommittee hearing into a diatribe on the dangers faced by the United States, affirming that hog producers are a far greater threat to the nation's future than Osama bin Laden – and his terror network.

Kennedy's comments came in response to a question from U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.

King asked whether a comment attributed to Kennedy in a published Iowa report in 2002 was accurate. In that, Kennedy stated that, "Large-scale hog producers are a greater threat to the United States and U.S. democracy than Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network."
"Is that an accurate quote?" asked King, whose state includes thousands of small businesses producing pork.

"I don't know if that [quotation] is accurate, but I believe it and I support it," said Mr. Kennedy, who has been involved in a vigorous legal effort against the meat industry for some years, arguing that manure and other products associated with large livestock producers emit toxic wastes that threaten the environment.

"I believe it and I support it," Kennedy said.

Kennedy explained that he agrees with Teddy Roosevelt's statement that "this nation would never be destroyed by a foreign enemy. But he said malefactors with great wealth working from within would erode and subvert American democracy."

But Kennedy accused King of asking an "inflammatory" question.

"Osama has no power over this country," he said, periodically poking his finger in the air at the congressman. "Osama can't make us alter our Constitution but that is happening every day because of the power of this industry [hog producers]."

A spokesman for King's office in Washington said the congressman was concerned by the statements from Kennedy that accused the hog industry of subverting public officials, polluting the earth and damaging the nation.

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

LMAO I know PIGS are definitely a threat to Osama Bin Laden and his head choppin muslim buddies. Kennedy is an idiot.

Robert Kennedy is too stupid to know what the Teddy Roosevelt's statement even means. I HATE when these jerks do this kind of thing.

I’ve never known hog farmers to take down skyscrapers. But that’s just me.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM | Comments (13)

Sacred Secularism

Sacred Secularism

The American Spectator

Many folks have pointed out that Barack Obama has been treated by his supporters in and out of the media like a new messiah, the savior, the chosen one. Many other folks, including me, thought that this was not only sacrilegious but a case of downright overblown rhetorical politics. Now I'm not so sure.

After witnessing some of the inaugural high-jinks -- including the shabby treatment of George W. Bush -- I tried to be magnanimous, remembering the relief I felt when the reign of Bill Clinton ended and the GOP had regained the White House. Then I recalled how those of us who supported our 43rd president were scorned as "Bush-bots" and worse.

Well, it's one thing to be a supporter, or even a sycophant, it's quite another to view our Commander-in-Chief as an object of sacred adoration, even for liberals. But convinced as I now am that liberals regard government as their primary religion, the pronouncements of Obama as a God-like figure are right on the money.

At first this worship took the form of a schoolgirl crush, where 21st-century bobbysoxers swooned at his campaign rallies and chesty women jiggled in rapture at the mere sound of his name. This was easy enough to laugh off in this age of comparing people of note to "rock stars," where adolescent girls plaster their bedroom walls with beefcake photos of their idols.

But this teenybopper infatuation soon morphed into something more sinister, assuming cult-like qualities. Eerie videos featuring angelic children singing psalms (note the hands crossed over the breast, a traditional prayer posture) to their leader and even more creepy, youths clad in paramilitary gear giving praise to the Big O; chanting inspirational lines like, "Obama's health care plan will simplify paperwork for providers."

After the iconic inauguration festivities, the worship segued into the bizarre, with scads of so-called celebrities making saccharine "pledges" to their Dear One. This truly noxious video features promises "to smile more" and "to never give anyone the finger when I'm driving again." At one point, former NFLer Michael Strahan curiously vows "to consider myself an American, not an African-American." The paean ends with a pledge "to be a servant to our president and to all mankind." One can only take these devout folks at their word and trust that these vows will continue to be fulfilled should a mere mortal assume the throne.
All of this would be humorous were it not so ominous. Those who spent the last eight years reveling in comparisons of George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler might want to examine the parallels between their sworn devotion to their leader and those of the National Socialists and their use of "religion" as a tool to promote their agenda.

Perhaps the best illustration of this is a new website launched by Norman Lear and his buddies at the Christian-bashing People for the American Way. Now, you'd think that after finally realizing their dream of banishing the GOP from the White House and the majority on Capitol Hill, those on the left would be gracious in victory and leave the Religious Right to lick their wounds. But that's not how our liberal friends operate. To rub further salt into the wound, they've repulsively named their site, Born Again American.

Although its main purpose seems to be promoting a dreary, complaint-rock folk song by Keith Carradine, the site claims that it is "committed to the rebirth and re-expression of citizenship through informed and thoughtful activism." This activism it seems, would make Hitler and the boys happy, suggesting as it does that citizenship should supersede divine worship: Carradine's bio at the site brags, "my bible is the Bill of Rights."

Even more sickening is a video of Lear delivering an oration on his love for the Declaration of Independence, bemoaning the fact that "you don't feel a lot of sacred honor in our country today." He goes on to call laughter "a spiritual experience," and claims that music and laughter are God's proof that "we are one."

Now call us Christians crazy -- our Lord predicted that this would be the case -- but we have all the proof we need from God every time we contemplate the Cross, and none of the secular alternatives in the world will ever separate us from that belief. We also believe that those who risked their sacred honor to found this country, would recoil in horror that Americans would someday bow down in homage to its government, and worse, to its president.

Wild Thing's comments...........

Excellent article!

I have never seen anything like these last two years. It by pased all the years of the media defending Bill and Hillary of their many crimes ( travelgate, FBI fiiles, Chinagate, filegate 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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (11)

February 04, 2009

Obama Replacing 'Hail to the Chief' With Sting's 'Desert Rose'?

Informality Excess: Obama Replacing 'Hail to the Chief' With Sting's 'Desert Rose'?


By Tim Graham

Veteran CBS Radio White House correspondent Mark Knoller reports that President Obama is relaxing more than the dress code at the presidential mansion. Pomp is giving way to piano-bar pop:

"On Day One of his presidency, everywhere Mr. Obama went they played "Hail to the Chief" for him – but not since. In fact the U.S. Marine Band's duties at the White House over the last 10 days appear to have been dramatically downsized.
Instead of the usual contingent of trumpets, tubas and drums, a single piano player now provides musical interludes before and after the president's appearance.
And the tunes have little connection to the military marching music of John Phillips Souza [sic] that is the usual accompaniment to presidential appearances. These days the pianist's repertoire includes Cole Porter's "Night and Day" and Sting’s "Desert Rose."
"He's not a 'Pomp and Circumstance' kind of guy," says press secretary Robert Gibbs of the new president."

To many Americans, this excessive informality suggests a real distaste for "official" or "patriotic" music, not to mention the Marine band that plays it.

This issue is light enough that Matt Lauer could have asked about it yesterday during his fluffy pre-Super Bowl interview. Will the rest of the media inquire about this musical flag-pin controversy?

At this rate, why doesn't he just put his i-Pod in a speaker and hit "Shuffle"?


Song: Desert Rose. Song sung by: Sting & Algerian Raï singer Cheb Mami

This is the Remix version of the song , the first version is slower.

NOTE: The translated Arabic lyrics sung by Cheb Mami

Desert Rose by Gordon ‘Sting’ Sumner

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of fire
Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man’s desire

This desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing’s as it seems

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of rain
I lift my gaze to empty skies above
I close my eyes
This rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of her love

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

Sweet desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

Sweet desert rose
This memory of Eden haunts us all
This desert flower
This rare perfume, is the sweet intoxication of the fall


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

Well as long as he has decided to disrespect " Hail to the Chief", he ought to pick the music from “Shaft” would be more appropriate for him and what he will give us.

"Hail to the Chief" and other, similar patriotic songs are tributes to the presidency and the United States as represented by the president, not to the individual who is the president. Similarly, the president, by wearing a coat and tie in the Oval Office, and requiring others to do the same, demonstrates his deep respect for and loyalty to the country. A president who doesn't show this respect for the office by having the proper music played and dressing respectfully, shows how much he really hates the country and its people. Just exactly what could be expected from a former communist street agitator, AKA "community organizer."

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:55 AM | Comments (22)

Pelosi Ties Obama in Being DUMB ~ LOL

Nancy Pelosi: Dumber than soap. Nancy claims that every month we do not have the stimulus package 500 million American lose their jobs " ...if they don't pass the $1 trillion pork barell spending boondoggle.

Wild Thing's comment......

"500 Million" ???? LMAO Well it does take a lot of people to populate "57 states" that Ho-bama counted.

LMAO You can’t make this stuff up.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:50 AM | Comments (16)

Father-Son Duo Launch Fighter Jets

Father-son duo launch fighter jets, share history

Senior Airman James Downing Jr. explains to his father, Command Chief Master Sgt. James Downing Sr., the
changes that have taken place in launching F-15 fighter jets since he last served as a crew chief more than two
years ago in the 159th Fighter Wing of the Louisiana Air National Guard. The father/son team launched a jet
together , soon after the younger Downing returned from Fighter Aircraft Maintenance training at
Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Photo: Master Sgt. Dan Farrell, 159th Fighter Wing Multi Media Manager

By Staff Sgt. Kristi Moon
159th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Specialist

The Louisiana Air National Guard is rich in tradition; and father and son, Command Chief Master Sgt. James Downing Sr. and Senior Airman James Downing Jr. share their family traditions with the 159th Fighter Wing’s Bayou Militia.

The duo recently celebrated a milestone few other father and son teams could ever dream of, launching an F-15 fighter jet together.

“It was a pretty cool experience that not too many people get to do,” the younger Downing said. He returned from Fighter Aircraft Maintenance training in April and has been in the Guard for a little more than a year.

The elder Downing, now in charge of the Wing’s overall morale and well-being as the command chief, joined his crew chief son on the flight line June 6 to send off one of the unit’s jets for a training fl ight.

“It was a blast,” Downing Sr. said of working with his son. “It was definitely the highlight of my career.”

It had been more than two years since Downing Sr. had launched a jet in his former role as crew chief. “I was a little rusty, that’s for sure,” he said.

“I had to bring my dad up to date on some new parts,” Downing Jr. said. Some things had changed since his dad launched planes on a regular basis.

However, for someone with as much experience launching as Downing Sr., the basics can never be forgotten. Downing Sr. crewed jets for 17 years, worked in quality assurance, and served as the maintenance superintendent over several sections including weapons, crew chiefs, avionics, alert and C-130s.

The elder Downing is understandably proud of his four children, all of whom his wife, Kim, homeschooled, including Melissa, 20; James Jr., 18; Stephanie, 16; and Jonathan, 14.

“My goal is to be here when both of my sons are in the unit,” Downing Sr. said. By the time the youngest son joins the 159th Fighter Wing, Downing Jr. will be close to graduating from college and entering the active duty Air Force, with plans to fly fighter jets.

Before he goes, he hopes to repeat this launch experience with his dad and younger brother, too.

Going back even further, their father and grandfather, Senior Master Sgt. John Downing, retired in 1994 with 20 years of service with the 159th Weather Flight, beginning the Downing family tradition with the Bayou Militia.

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

We are a blessed country to have such awesome Americans. Our Veterans and our troops now are all special to all of us. Thank you all and God bless you.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:49 AM | Comments (4)

"What recovery means for you" from Obama



During the campaign many of us signed up at Hillary's and Obama websites. It was a good idea to see what was being said and planned etc. So even now we are still getting emails from these people. Below is a letter from Obama that Mark replied to.

Mark's replies are in quotation marks to make it easier to read what he said back to Obama.

Letter begins.............

The economic crisis is growing more serious every day, and the time for action has come.

"According to the last administration time was of the essence and we couldn't wait for that package to pass , too. Trouble is we have the same problem. Why will this make any difference ?"

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which will jumpstart our economy and put more than 3 million people back to work.

"This was passed by a partisan democrat congress. The Republicans wanted nothing to do with this boondoggle. All Republican Congressman voted against this bill. What is wrong with this bill that all Republicans voted against it and so did 10 democrats ?"

I hope to sign the recovery plan into law in the next few weeks. But I need your help to spread the word and build support.

"Why does this recovery bill, that is supposed to stimulate the economy, giving 4 billion dollars to ACORN. They are even under investigation."

It's not enough for this bill to simply pass Congress. Americans need to know how it will affect their lives -- they need to know that help is on the way and that this administration is investing in economic growth and stability.

"Could you please explain to me, how, $140 million dollars for contraception and planned parenthood will stimulate the economy ?"

Governor Tim Kaine has agreed to record a video outlining the recovery plan and answering questions about what it means for your community. You can submit your questions online and then invite your friends, family, and neighbors to watch the video with you at an Economic Recovery House Meeting.

Join thousands of people across the country by hosting or attending an Economic Recovery House Meeting this weekend.

"I don't live in Virginia, therefore I will not be able to attend one of these "So informative'' sessions. Where I will be told how great thou art."

Join thousands of people across the country by hosting or attending an Economic Recovery House Meeting this weekend.

The stakes are too high to allow partisan politics to get in the way.

"Indeed, the stakes are high, That is why I can not support this partisan payback bill. This will heave a debt onto our grandchildren for the next 40 years."

The stakes are too high to allow partisan politics to get in the way.

"Indeed, the stakes are high, That is why I can not support this partisan payback bill. This will heave a debt onto our grandchildren for the next 40 years."

That's why I've consulted with Republicans as well as Democrats to put together a plan that will address the crisis we face.

I've also taken steps to ensure an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability. Once it's passed, you will be able to see how every penny in this plan is being spent.

You can help restore confidence in our economy by making sure your friends, family, and neighbors understand how the recovery plan will impact your community.

"How can this bill restore confidence in 'OUR' economy when people who don't even pay taxes (although according to Harry Reid,' paying taxes is voluntary') will be getting a tax refund check. Tell me where I can go to see the 'Transparency and accountability' of all the taxpayer money that has been given to all these groups that came to Washington with their hands out. Is there an internet site that I can check and see how OUR money is being spent ?"

Sign up to host or attend an Economic Recovery House Meeting and submit your question for the video now:

Our ability to come together as a nation in difficult times has never been more important.

I know I can rely on your spirit and resolve as we lead our country to recovery.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

P.S. -- If you can't host or attend an Economic Recovery House Meeting, you can still submit your questions for Governor Kaine and then share the video with your friends and family this weekend. Learn more here:

"Since two very important factors are missing, 1. Truth and 2. honesty. I do not trust the democrats to anything for my well being, since the self-aggrandizing is only out for themselves."


Wild Thing's comment......

I love it, thank you Mark, great reply to B.Hussein Obama.

....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 04:48 AM | Comments (6)

Palin on the Stimulus~ 'I Agree With the Decision to Vote NO"


Juneau, Alaska

Governor Sarah Palin again today expressed her serious concerns with President Obama’s proposed stimulus package. In a joint letter sent to Alaska’s congressional delegation, Governor Palin, House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Gary Stevens cautioned that unrestrained spending, initiation of new programs that the states may be asked to continue after the federal stimulus is gone, and the borrowing of hundreds of billions of dollars to pay for it may result in serious economic problems in the future.

“I agree with the decision of Senator Murkowski and Congressman Young to vote NO on the package,” Governor Palin said.

“It's a given that a stimulus package is needed and will happen,” Palin said. “With guaranteed spending on the table, I am arguing for needed construction projects and tax breaks that will truly stimulate the economy and create jobs, and against increased federal programs that will become a state's unfunded mandate to continue funding for generations.”

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

I am so glad she is not tied to McCain anymore. She is soooo much better without him.

Our Gov. here in Florida I think is waiting for a handout grrrr.

But for Sarah she is one of the few governors who has come out with a strong “NO” vote on this spending bill. God bless her!

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

Nurse Suspended For Offering to Pray

Nurse suspended for offering to pray


A Christian nurse in Britain may soon be fired for offering to pray for her patients' recovery.

Caroline Petrie has been suspended and faces disciplinary action because her employer claims she failed to show a "personal and professional commitment to equality and diversity" when she suggested the prayer, the London Telegraph reported.

Petrie, 45, a wife and mother of two, is a community nurse who works for North Somerset Primary Care Trust. As part of her job, she visits patients who are sick and elderly.

Petrie said she never forced her Christian beliefs on any of her patients but simply asked if an elderly woman would appreciate the blessing.
"I simply couldn't believe that I have been suspended over this," she told the Telegraph. "I knew I hadn't done anything wrong. All I am trying to do is help my patients, many of whom want me to pray for them."

Petrie visited the elderly woman, a resident in Winscombe, North Somerset, in December.

"It was around lunchtime and I had spent about 20 to 25 minutes with her," the nurse said. "I had applied dressings to her legs and shortly before I left I said to her: 'Would you like me to pray for you?'"
The patient said, "No, thank you."

Shortly afterward, Petrie's employer contacted her and asked her why she had offered the prayer. The patient, a woman in her late 70s, had complained to the trust.

Another nurse approached Petrie the following day and told her the woman had been surprised by the offer. Petrie apologized and asked if she had offended the patient.

The nurse replied, "No, no. She was just a bit taken back. You must be aware of your professional code of conduct. I would be careful."

But that wasn't the end of it. Petrie returned home to find a message on her answering machine. She was suspended without pay on Dec. 17 and forced to attend a disciplinary meeting. Petrie expects to be notified of her employer's decision this week.

The nurse told the Telegraph that she has been a Christian since she was only 10 – following her mother's tragic death from breast cancer.

"My faith is very important to me," she said.

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

Nurses are awesome, I actually prefer to see a nurse more then a ( internist) doctor. That is probably why the doctor I go to is a DO PA and not an internist. They are less likely to prescribe medication and are concerned more with total health and preventive care. Nurses have a better bedside manner, treat patients more like human beings so for me I will always have a very high regard for them.

This nurse in the article from what I can tell did nothing wrong. The nurse asked permission, she asked would the woman like to be prayed for a simple and harmless question. And for the patient to answer no and that was the end of it, then this woman ( the patient) in my opinion is probably some stupid liberal trying to make something out of this that did not exist.

With the Muslims taking over the UK, and that this nurse was polite about her question, it is silly and stupid for anyone to get upset about what happened.

Even if as the article said the nurse is a Christian if the patient was Jewish that would still not have been out of line as far as I can tell. They both have the same God and I have said I would pray for a Jewish person many times and not once were they offended. Just a simple thanks I appreciate it. So that can't be it either.

I would stamp this patients chart with big letters across it...... LIBERAL AND TROUBLE MAKER.

....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 04:45 AM | Comments (10)

Michelle Obama Visits Department of Education in Washington

'I know I said I wouldn't be political but...".........Michelle Obama makes her first speech on educating America

The Daily Mail

She said her number one priority was to be America’s ‘mom-in-chief’.

But Michelle Obama is drawing comparisons with Britain’s Cherie Blair as it becomes clear she has no intention of being a stay-at-home mother during her husband’s presidency, even if home is the White House.

The new First Lady surprised Washington with a visit to the US Education Department to rally support for the controversial $900billion recovery package that is lumbering through Congress.

It was the first stop in a series of solo speeches planned for key government departments in the coming weeks.

And analysts said it underlined the Ivy League-educated lawyer’s determination to be regarded as more than just a mother to daughters Malia, ten, and seven-year-old Sasha.

Few had expected Mrs Obama, 45, to be so publicly active so soon after moving into the White House.

‘It really does surprise me because I had gotten the opposite impression from those statements about being first mom-in-chief,’ said Myra Gutin, a first lady historian and professor at Rider University in New Jersey.

Mrs Obama's speech espousing the importance of the public schools system also got her into political hot water.

Don't Know Much About History

The Wall Street Journal

Stopping first at the Department of Education to thank employees for their service and rally them for the tough work ahead," the Associated Press. While at the Education Department, Mrs. Obama committed this howler:

In thanking the workers, she told them: "I am a product of your work."
"I wouldn't be here if it weren't for the public schools that nurtured me and helped me along," said Mrs. Obama, a Chicago native who attended its public schools as a child.

Michelle Obama was born in January 1964. The Department of Education began operation in May 1980, when Mrs. Obama was a 16-year-old high school junior. Apparently she is unaware that there were public schools before there was a federal Department of Education--though we suppose that's evidence that the department does not bear all the blame for the schools' going downhill.

Critics said she was opening herself up to charges of hypocrisy because her own children recently started attending the exclusive Sidwell Friends private school in the capital that costs almost $30,000 each a year.

And before their father was elected president, the girls both attended the private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, where their mother was on the board.

Speaking to education officials on Monday, Mrs Obama said they faced a tough road ahead.

So many of you have been here struggling and pushing for decades and Barack and I want to say "thank you" for what you've done and "thank you" for what you will continue to do,’ she said.

She plugged her husband’s stimulus plan, saying it will help prevent teacher lay-offs and modernise schools.

‘There's a lot of work to do and we're going to need you,’ she said. ‘The children of this country are counting on all of us.’

She said the visit was the first of many to government departments in the coming weeks and months ‘to say hello, to learn, to listen, to take info back where possible.’

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

So it begins LOL . They kept her silent toward the end of the campaign. They won't keep her silent now.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:44 AM | Comments (5)

February 03, 2009

Daschle and Nancy Killefer Bows Out Due To Not Paying Taxes

Former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle withdraws his nomination as Obama's health and human services secretary.

"But if 30 years of exposure to the challenges inherent in our system has taught me anything, it has taught me that this work will require a leader who can operate with the full faith of Congress and the American people, and without distraction," he said.
"Right now, I am not that leader, and will not be a distraction. The focus of Congress should be on the urgent business of moving the president's economic agenda forward, including affordable health care for every American."

Obama pick, Nancy Killefer, withdraws as tax problems take their toll on nominees

President Obama’s promise to set a new ethical standard in politics took another knock today when his budget enforcer was forced to withdraw amid revelations that she did not pay her taxes on time.

Nancy Killefer, a director of the McKinsey management consultancy firm whose brief was to cut waste and improve government efficiency, is the third member of the White House team to encounter trouble over her personal finances. Reports said that she failed for over a a year and a half to pay employment taxes on her domestic help.

Ms Killefer’s decision to withdraw her nomination follows similar controversies with Tim Geithner and Tom Daschle over their failure to pay back taxes.

Mr Geithner was confirmed as Treasury Secretary only after he apologised for his belated payment of tens of thousands of dollars in back taxes which he owed from his time working for the International Monetary Fund.

Mr Daschle's prospects of receiving Senate confirmation for the position as Health Secretary are hanging in the balance after he admitted that he was "deeply embarrassed and disappointed" by his failure to pay $128,000 (£89,000) in taxes for a car and driver provided to him by a wealthy Democratic donor.


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


Two down ( Richardson and Daschle ) and the rest of the administration to go. Obama not only has a problem with how he was vetted but he also has a problem in vetting his picks.

Geithner needs to step down now, as well.

Is Obama trying to say something by continually picking people with tax problems?

Please CLICK THIS LINK...this is a MUST SEE!!!!

Look down the left column on the page.....shocking and amazing!!!!!! So many and Obama too of course all tax cheats. Family members etc. take a peek at the link, VERY interersting.

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The Zippo Lighter and Our Vietnam Veterans

Essential Equipment. Zippos were not always carried in GIs’ pockets, as this soldier shows – he’s keeping his tucked into his helmet camouflage band, right next to his smokes!

Founded in 1932, the Zippo Manufacturing Company of Bradford, Pennsylvania ( has been producing these pocket-sized flame producers for three-quarters of a century. Yet, despite the lighter’s World War II and Korean War pedigrees, the “Vietnam Zippos” seem particularly unique and colorful, given their widely personalized.

Soldiers kept salt in the bottom cavities, called canned bottoms, of their Zippos, to replenish lost body salt. Other legendary Zippos were used to transmit signals or even provided a shield against enemy bullets. Staff Sergeant Naugle, who was saved because he was able to signal his position to the rescue helicopter, had a Zippo in his hand. Among men that had a close call with death, one of the luckiest was Sergeant Martinez, who Kept a Zippo in his chest pocket. A bullet struck his chest, only to be stopped by the Zippo. This was reported in Life magazine and also appeared in various advertisements.

Zippo lighters used by American soldiers during the Vietnam War have become collector's items. Every Zippo from the war bears mute witness, conveying a great sense of having been there on the battlefield. The soldiers who faced death and stood on the brink of hell, carrying their Zippos, transformed these simple lighters into an integral part of their own bodies and souls. Zippo lighters have since became priceless collector's items.

The 23rd Psalm… “Yea though I walk...” was engraved on more Zippos than any other.

The significance of this Zippo to a Vietnam Veteran transcends the purpose of lighting a cigarette.

There is a great website with tons of photos of Zippo Lighters


Some Phrases engraved on the zippo...

After 7 days God say “Let there be hell” and then came the dusters
And the lord said let there be marine and the fish rose from the sea
Army lifers never die they go to hell and regroup
As I steam down the river of death I'll fear nothing for I'm the meanest mother fucker on the river
As I walk through the valley shadow of death I shall fear no evil for I'm the evilest son of a bitch in the valley
Candy is Dandy But Sex Won't Rot Your Teeth
Death is my business and business has been good
Dedication Achievement Professionalism
Do unto others As they would do unto you only do it first
Fighter By Day Lover by night Drunkard by choice ready to fight
Fighting for freedom as a state that those who live in peace will never know
For those who fight for it life has a meaning the protected will never know
Fuck you red baron
Give me head til I'm dead
He who steals this lighter eat shit
Ho Chi Minh is a communist mother fucker
I am an alcoholic In case of accident get me a beer
I didn't come to Vietnam to die for my country, I came to make the other SOB die for his
I love the fucking army and the army
I may not be poet I may not be a king but I'm a fighting soldier and when I'm mad I do my thing
I walk into the swamp a knife in one hand a pistol in the other I'm a mean fucker I'm a jungle man
I'm sure to go to heaven because I have spent my time in hell
I've loved every inch of the land I stand I'll die before I'll run
If I die in Vietnam bury me on my stomach so the army can kiss my ass
If I had been at Kent state there would have been one hell of a body count
If it won't light, that's combat baby
If there must be war let it be in my day so that my children can live in peace
If you don't know what hell is like fuck with me and you'll find out
If you find this lighter on my body I hope it brings you better luck than me
If you haven't been there shut the fuck up
If you think sex is exciting try incoming
If You Want To Get Laid Smile When You Return This Lighter
Kill them all,let God sort them out
Live by chance love by choice kill by profession
Nothing is dearer than the life but nothing is more precious than to live in freedom
One has never lived till he has almost died, life has a flavor the protected will never know
One thousand marines will shit today and wipe their ass with green beret
Paratrooper's never die the go to hell and regroup
Please don't tell me about Vietnam because I have been there
The hawk is out the eagle flies high tonight
The object of war is not to give your life four your country but make the other bastard give his
The quality of mercy is not strained
The unwilling working for the unable to do the unnecessary for the ungrateful
Though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil
To hell and back
Vietnam is the land that God forgot but I’ve been there and I remember
War is hell
War is hell but actual combat is a son of a bitch
Water ? Never touch the stuff fish fuck in it you know
We came because we believe we leave because we are disillusioned we come back because we are lost we die because we are committed
We have done so much for so long with so little that now we can do any thing with nothing forever
When God open the gates of hell the 101 st walked out
Yea though I fly through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for I'm the evilest mother fucker in the valley
You only live twice once when you're born and once when you're looked death in the face

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Government Takes Over, Obama Apologizes

Government takes over, Obama apologizes


The Obama administration, completing its first full week, wasted no time getting priorities in order. First, issue formal apologies to the world, and then begin advancing massive, intrusive government at home.

The president chose Arab television, Al Arabiya, to give his first sit down interview. He took the opportunity to confirm the long held Arab view that the real problem is America and President Obama apologized on our behalf.

"...America was not born as a colonial power," he told the Arab viewing audience - implying we are now. And he regretfully confessed that "We sometimes make mistakes. We are not perfect."

Sorry, but weren't we the ones that were attacked? Do we not stand in long lines and disrobe in airports because of them? Does anyone recall anywhere, anytime hearing apologies from any Arab or Muslim leader?

At the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the president's confidant and advisor Valery Jarrett continued with apologies. This time to the world's business and political movers and shakers.

Ms. Jarrett told the crowd that this economic crisis did not occur by "happenstance" but is the result of our "profound irresponsibility."

And the Europeans, Asians, and Russians couldn't have agreed more.

"Chinese and Russian leaders blamed a free-wheeling U.S. financial system as the source of the global economic crisis," according the Wall Street Journal.

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barraso proclaimed confidently that "President Obama is moving toward a European-style model."

Our new president is a man of action as well as a man of words, so while he and his staff apologized to the world for who we have been, he began the task at home to make us a different country.

Under the pretense of economic stimulus, the president began in earnest his work to nationalize the American economy.

He lobbied all week for a pork-laden spending bill that, according to the Congressional Budget Office, will add another trillion dollars to our national debt, which is rapidly becoming as large as our gross domestic product - the value of all goods and services that Americans produce in one year.

We should be thinking about King Solomon's words in Ecclesiastes that there is "nothing new under the sun."

Nowhere -- anytime or anyplace -- has economic growth and prosperity been created by government taking the money of its own citizens and spending it as it sees fit.

Now, we go beyond taking it from our own citizens and we're taking it from the children and grandchildren of our own citizens.

Aside from the pure waste, government spending for "stimulus" and bailouts prevents and discourages the real adjustments that need to take place.

In an interview last December, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen pointed out that tough and lean times are exactly the environment that produces innovation. According to the professor, "...if you give people a lot of money, it gives them the privilege of pursuing the wrong strategy for a very long time. In an environment where you've got to push innovations out the door fast and keep the cost of innovation low, the probability that you'll be successful is actually much higher."

It's exactly this kind of innovation that we need. And it's exactly what we will not get as we pour trillions of debt-ridden government money -- obligations made on us taxpayers -- into the economy.

Sure there will be beneficiaries. But they're all in Washington or getting money directly from Washington.

At $3.2 billion, lobbying expenditures in 2008 were up 14 percent over 2007. Of the nation's major metropolitan areas of more than 1 million, Washington has the second-lowest unemployment rate in the country. And its average household income is almost 50 percent above the nation's average.

If and when Barack Obama stops genuflecting before an unfree world and remembers that America is about freedom, perhaps our recovery will start.

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

Excellent article on HO-Bama .

There is nothing like having a president, who blames his own country for everything that's wrong in the world. He’s only getting away with it because the media hates America as much as he does.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (20)

Eric Holder Confirmed As Attorney General, 75-21

( Lou Dobbs and Obama 2nd Amendment Gun Restrictions Holder )

Holder confirmed as attorney general, 75-21

Roll Call

The Senate on Monday confirmed Eric Holder to become the first black attorney general, capping a prolonged but ultimately smooth confirmation process that saw little of the partisan fireworks some Republicans had hoped for.

These Voted Yes confirm a crook

Akaka (D-HI)
Alexander (R-TN)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Bond (R-MO)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Burris (D-IL)
Byrd (D-WV)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Corker (R-TN)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inouye (D-HI)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaufman (D-DE)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

The Nays:

Barrasso (R-WY)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johanns (R-NE)
McConnell (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

Not voting
Begich (D-AK)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Martinez (R-FL)


Jim DeMint Statement on Holder Nomination for Attorney General

his website

February 2, 2009 - WASHINGTON, D.C.

"Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) made the following statement regarding his decision to oppose President Obama’s nomination of Eric Holder for U.S. Attorney General:
“The Attorney General is our nation’s top law enforcement official, and Americans deserve better than someone who helped pardon terrorists and tax cheats and who is hostile to Second Amendment rights,” said Senator DeMint.
As assistant U.S. attorney general during the Clinton Administration, Holder recommended that Marc Rich, one of the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” at the time, receive a presidential pardon. Rich was indicted in 1983 for evading more than $48 million in taxes. He was charged with 51 counts of tax fraud and for running illegal oil deals with Iran during the 1979-1980 hostage crisis.
Holder repeatedly pressed his subordinates at Department of Justice to drop their opposition to a controversial 1999 pardon of 16 members of two Puerto Rican terrorist groups convicted of bank robbery, possession of explosives and a conspiracy that was linked to more than 146 bombings in the U.S., multiple armed robberies, six murders and hundreds of injuries.
The two largest Second Amendment advocacy groups, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the National Rifle Association (NRA), representing more than 4.3 million Americans, both opposed the confirmation of Holder. He joined an amicus brief opposing an individual’s right to keep and bear arms in the District of Columbia vs. Heller U.S. Supreme Court case. "

WIMPY Lindsey Graham Supports Holder for Attorney General

his website

"Mr. Holder understands the threat to our nation posed by terrorism. In the Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the nomination, Mr. Holder agreed with me the United States is undoubtedly at war with a vicious and shadowy enemy, and that the war began before the attacks of September 11, 2001.
“Mr. Holder agreed with me as well that the battlefield in the War on Terror is the entire globe. It is not limited to the combat zones of Afghanistan and Iraq, but also includes the financial system, through which terrorist networks are funded; and the internet, through which terrorists communicate and spread their message of violence and hatred. Indeed, the tragic events of 9/11 proved that the battlefield even extends within our nation’s own borders. The question of how best to win the War on Terror is the most profound issue facing the next Attorney General. Mr. Holder understands the nature of this enemy and this conflict.
“There are some who argue that Mr. Holder’s previous mistakes should bar him from serving as Attorney General. In expressing my support for Mr. Holder, I do not mean to minimize those misjudgments. Indeed, Mr. Holder faces his past mistakes fully — admitting them, learning from them, and promising to exercise better judgment in the future. While I understand concern with Mr. Holder’s past errors, it would be a mistake in its own right to reject on that basis this qualified nominee who comprehends the challenge our nation faces in defeating terrorism.

“I look forward to working with President Obama and Mr. Holder to fashion a system of detention for the War on

Terror involving all three branches of government and of which all Americans can be proud. Mr. Holder and I agree that in order to maintain the critical moral high ground in this war, we must treat detainees fairly, with more process than they would necessarily provide us. We also agree that we must not release dangerous warriors back to the fight against our nation. Criminalizing this war would be a terrible mistake, and Mr. Holder understands that.

“Four years ago, President Obama, then Senator Obama, stated on the floor of the Senate that the test of a nominee for Attorney General is, “whether that person is ready to put the Constitution of the people before the political agenda of the President.” Eric Holder meets that test and for that reason I will support his nomination.”

Wild Thing's comment.....

I am just stunned that Jeff Sessions voted for this thug. And I am not surprised by McCain voting yes but Saxby?? Sarah Palin did all she could to help him get elected.

I forget. Is he one of the tax cheats, lobbyists, Marxist activists, or just another one of the scheister lawyers?...just kidding, But my gosh this Obama's change are all people that should be in least that!

The Clinton retreads will now get a chance to completely screw up what they missed the first time.

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WH Spokesman Robert Gibbs on Tax Cheat Daschle: "Nobodys Perfect"

WH Spokesman Robert Gibbs on Tax Cheat Daschle: "Nobodys Perfect"

Washington Post

Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.), one of two Republicans who opposed the confirmation of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, was the only lawmaker to suggest publicly yesterday that Daschle's nomination may be in jeopardy.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) said on CBS's "Face the Nation": "I think I'm going to just wait until [committee members] give me their opinion. But it was a surprise. . . . It is quite a surprise."
"We'll have to question former senator Daschle and understand his explanation, and then have a conversation about it and see where it goes," Sen Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said on "Fox News Sunday." Kyl, who was Geithner's strongest critic on the committee, said it appears "too early to tell" whether Daschle's difficulties will disqualify him for the post. Kyl suggested that Obama is benefiting from his popularity and a double standard, and that President George W. Bush's nominees might not have survived similar mistakes.
"President Obama wanted to have a very ethical administration starting out and so on, but I think he's seeing how hard it is to avoid these kind of problems," Kyl said. "And I just wonder if President Bush had nominated these people, what folks would be saying about that."

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

First I have to say this....I do NOT like Gibbs!! He is a shoddy excuse for a human being. Right alongside his boss.

The Washington Post is calling it a " GLITCH "?? LOL well now there we have it. It is either that we have issues with this...yes issues they like to call it too. And now we can call it a glitch. The glitch is a $140,000 in back taxes and penalties. But who is counting certainly not if a person is a democrat politician.

But get this.... Daschle's says " I have no excuses"

And Obama said....." I stand behind him. "

LOL I am so sorry but this is so out there, that it would be hard to believe if we were not living it.

BUT look at this.....

"Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter.” —Sen. Tom Daschle, Congressional Record, May 7, 1998, p. S4507.

Well I guess we should all cut him some slack; we've all made our share of little mistakes. Who hasn't committed $120,000 dollars worth of tax fraud?

Democrats love raising taxes. It’s no wonder, they never pay them.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (9)

B.Hussein Obama 'guarantees' West Bank Withdrawal

Obama 'guarantees' West Bank withdrawal

Palestinian officials rejoice at 'new tone' of White House


The Palestinian Authority received a guarantee from President Obama's administration that understandings reached with Israel during U.S.-backed negotiations while President Bush was in office would be utilized as starting points for current and future talks with the Jewish state.

With new general Israeli elections scheduled for next week, the move could limit the incoming Israeli prime minister, since the PA can point to points of agreement during previous talks between Bush and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

The PA officials, speaking on condition their names be withheld, said they were enthusiastic about the new tone of the White House and about recent meetings with Obama's Mideast envoy, former Democratic Sen. George Mitchell. They said they believe that under Obama the Palestinians can extract from Israel concessions reaching "much further" than during talks held under the previous administration.

"Regarding all understandings achieved between the parties, the Obama administration told us they will give guarantees to carry them out," said a top PA official.

"With Obama, the number of settlers to be removed from the West Bank will much be more important than 60,000," said the PA official, referring to previous negotiations in which Israel expressed a willingness to withdraw from up to 94 percent of the West Bank and move about 60,000 settlers into central settlement blocks closer to Jerusalem.

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

This will likely prove a strong test of Bibi’s will. Obama will prefer a peacenik line, but if Bibi is really determined and rallies Israelis, he can buck and maybe ( hopefully) Hussein Obama will back down. ( wishful thinking here)

......Thank you RAC for the graphic.

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 05:45 AM | Comments (8)

Lugar Backs $1 Gas Tax to Force Energy Changes

Lugar backs $1 gas tax to force energy changes

Journal Gazette

Every gallon of gas should cost $1 more, Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., said, so Americans buy less and the country imports less foreign-produced oil.

In a column in today’s Washington Post, Lugar endorsed the proposal of a conservative columnist, who advocated the $1-a-gallon tax last month.

Charles Krauthammer said the $1 tax should be returned to people through lower payroll taxes or higher Social Security payments so their out-of-pocket expenses are the same.

“Americans sent nearly $430 billion to other countries in 2008 for the cost of imported oil – an amount equal to almost half of President Obama’s stimulus package,” Lugar wrote. “Those hundreds of billions should be spent to build a new energy economy here, not shipped to dangerous regimes overseas.”

Lugar said there’s recent evidence that higher pump prices make Americans use less gas.

“When gasoline prices topped $4 a gallon last year,” he said, “Americans chose to use less, leading to a major drop in gasoline consumption.”

That’s a good thing, Lugar has said repeatedly, because it makes the country less reliant on oil-producing countries that threaten U.S. national security. Three years ago he called dependence on foreign oil “the albatross of national security.”

“Nearly every major foreign policy challenge we face is aggravated by our continued addiction to oil,” he wrote in the Washington Post column, pointing to what can happen when energy is used as a weapon, such as Russia’s vise on Ukraine. Russia provides nearly all of Ukraine’s heating oil and has raised prices or restricted exports during two cold winters.
“A new president and changed economic conditions offer the chance to take a bold step toward freeing our nation from the grip of foreign petroleum,” Lugar wrote.
Lugar said governments have two ways of changing people’s behavior: make it illegal or tax it. A price increase through higher taxes, he said, is “almost always the most efficient, least invasive and most transparent remedy for market failure.”

He said increasing the cost of filling a gas tank would underscore the true cost of “our oil addiction” that includes not only the price of a barrel of oil but the “national security, economic vulnerability and environmental damage” of imported oil.

With higher gas prices, Lugar said, consumers would demand more fuel-efficient vehicles, choose non-petroleum alternatives to power them and find public-transit options that work.

“Pricing gasoline to reflect its true cost to the nation would help spur a vast market in which oil alternatives such as advanced biofuels would become competitive and innovation would flourish,” he said.

Lugar said Krauthammer’s suggestion for returning the $1-a-gallon tax to consumers is an important part of the idea. If reducing the payroll tax and increasing Social Security payments is too complicated, he said, “the government could regularly send a check to everyone over 18.”

Lugar is the first senator to endorse the $1-a-gallon tax and said he’s ready to work with the Obama administration to push it.

The White House has not commented directly on Lugar’s proposal. But in December, Obama said he opposes a gas tax that would be used for developing alternative energy.

“Putting additional burdens on American families right now, I think, is a mistake,” Obama said in a December “Meet the Press” interview. But he was not asked about the idea of increasing the price of gas with a per-gallon tax that would be refunded to consumers.
Lugar wrote that “no tax is perfect, and some special provisions may be necessary for individuals and groups disproportionately affected. But we as a nation are already suffering every day from our oil dependence, and decisive measures are needed.”

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

"Lugar said there’s recent evidence that higher pump prices make Americans use less gas"

LMAO oh my gosh, I hope he did not lose any sleep over figuring this gem out.

What the heck has happened to ,Drill, Baby Drill? I miss that and we need it!!!!

Rather then supporting activities that will result in more and cheaper energy supplies, these dopes want to stay focused on policies that force the american people to pay more, use less and allow the government to control their lives.

RINOs are going to be the death of this country when they work with democrats.


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

US Navy

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM | Comments (14)

Blind Man - Levi's ~ LOL

Wild Thing's commnet.......

LOL this is very funny and I think it is cute how they did 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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February 02, 2009

Typical ABC Hit Piece On Gov. Palin

Palin stiffs the House Republicans


ABC News' Jonathan Karl reports: When House Republicans planned their annual winter retreat, they extended an invitation to Alaska Gov. Sara Palin, hoping the party's 2008 vice presidential nominee would give a morale-building speech to the more than 130 Republican members of Congress gathered this weekend in Hot Springs, Va.

Retreat organizers tell ABC News that Palin politely declined, giving a perfectly understandable reason. According to the Congressional Institute, which hosted the conference, Palin said she simply could not make it to the retreat because pressing state business made it impossible for her to leave Alaska this weekend.

So where is Palin this weekend? She's in Washington, D.C., attending the super-elite Alfalfa Dinner.

"She lied to us," said a Republican at the retreat.

Asked why Palin told the Republicans she could not leave Alaska this weekend, Palin spokesman Bill McAllister offered this non-responsive answer:

"My understanding is that the governor has not scheduled any partisan events on her current trip to D.C.," McAllister told ABC News.

The House Republicans seemed to do just fine without Palin. Their list of speakers included Republican stars Michael Steele, Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Newt Gingrich.

Asked about Palin's no-show, House Republican leader John Boehner shrugged.

"Whatever," Boehner said.


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

I am so glad to see this article, because it means Sarah is still a huge threat, to the left and to the RINO's as well. God bless you Sarah. I want to show you some things.

First of all this:

" She lied to us," said a Republican at the retreat.

Can ABC name him or her that said this?

ABC reporting a story without named sources or attribution. It ought to be considered a political hit job unless they are able to provide facts rather than interpretation and names rather than anonymous sources.

She had already announced to the people of Alaska that this weekend was not going to include any partisan activity. If she had attended that event, she would have caught hell at home.

Her appearance at the Alfalfa Club dinner which is HUGE and a much bigger deal was planned quite sometime ago, whereas the other event was probably organized more recently.

she sent to the Alaska congressional delegation, and the 4 videos I think it was a couple of days ago, her speech State to State address where she spoke about the stimulus bill and also how the only thing she was concerned with in the bil are the things dealing with infrastruture, roads etc. She has stated several times she is against 99 percent of the stimulus bill.

She will be speaking at CPAC and she attended the Republican Governors Conference back in December.

She explained this in a interview she gave in Alaska last week. She gets hundreds of invitations to speak. She is only accepting those that promote Alaska’s business.

And there is also this.............

Mike Pence Reshapes Retreat to Aid Rebuilding Plan

Roll Call

"Chairman Mike Pence (Ind.) has made sweeping changes to the agenda that the House Republican Conference will follow at its annual retreat this week. Rather than running a typical “rally the troops” program, he’s hoping to use the gathering as a platform for the broader rebuilding effort under way within the GOP. To that end, the list of those invited to join the House Republicans at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., on Thursday sounds like a 2012 presidential primary ballot.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels are among the speakers scheduled to attend, while three other governors — California’s Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alaska’s Sarah Palin and Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal — sent their regrets, according to sources familiar with the guest list.

Soooooooo here is my question............Why no hit piece on Arnold or Jindal, only Sarah.


And this one last thing to share with you.......

This is the only video, the media was not allowed at this event.

Palin lying low during Washington trip

cnn for complete article.....

The Alfalfa Club dinner is the ultimate venerable gathering of elite politicians, but it has become an especially big draw this year, because White House sources have confirmed Obama is slated to attend.

Palin’s office also said she had plans to participate in a number of other nonpartisan functions while she’s in Washington over the weekend, including a private dinner Friday night at the residence of prominent businessman and former Republican operative Fred Malek.

A number of Republican and Democratic senators are also on the guest list for that event, including Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-California, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky.

Palin also planned to take part in a luncheon Saturday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a foreign policy think tank.

“She came into the campaign as the maverick, as the person outside the establishment,” Zelizer said. “What she really needs to do now is build her credentials with the establishment. Right now, the goal is not to build her support with the grassroots, it’s to build her support inside the beltway.”


OK, so the only part of the stimulus package that Sarah is wanting to make sure passes is about the infrastructure. ( roads etc. for Alaska), She said she is against the rest of it .

An elected leader’s politics are defined by the pattern of their political behavior over time. The pattern of Sarah Palin’s behavior shows her to be a true conservative.

She talked to the reporters and said she was going to Washington to make sure Alaska received their share for infrastructure dollars. Also, she mentioned some concerns about the infrastructure projects that may be funded through the federal stimulus package. She says that Alaska will need more time to implement any funded projects because of the weather conditions there: it’s too cold to build roads and bridges for a greater percentage of the time than, say, in North Carolina .

She also mention an exemption Alaska needs in terms of time lines for some shovel ready projects that congress says they have to be shovel ready and have to get them out the door wheather it be 90 days or 120 days Alaska needs an exemption because of climate.

She's being pummeled by Alaska Democrats for not seeking more money. Don't believe all this propaganda.

Look at this........

Palin, other state leaders at odds over stimulus funds

Juneau Empire

"Lawmakers say there are concerns that Palin is seeking too little federal stimulus money, and Alaska may not get its fair share."

She's only requested $150 million for 4 gasline-related projects and 1 project to upgrade the Kodiak missile battery. Furthermore from the above article:

"Palin issued her list on Jan. 12, saying it would not be a good idea to ask for more, and cautioned it was necessary to be "mindful about the effect of the stimulus package on the national debt."

This is just another lame MSM attempt to divide and conquer with Palin as a juicy target with her being in DC this weekend. Don't fall for it. That doesn't mean that a buch of RINO governors don't have their hands out. Unfortunately they do.

"Palin has campaigned nationally against earmark abuses, and asked state agencies to limit their earmark requests. "

"Hoffman said his definition of earmarks may differ from the governor's. "

....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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