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January 31, 2010

Limbaugh Let's Loose

Rush during the preliminaries at the Miss Americva Pageant on Thursday night ( Rush was one of the Judges)


Limbaugh gets down to Lady Gaga's "Poker Face".
In this pic look at the guy in the second row pointing at Rush...looks like they all had a great time.


Rush dons a Mr. New Jersey sash while Miss America 2009 Katie Stam ( also a conservative and big supporter of our troops ) laughs along in the fun


Rush reacts to winning " Judge of the Night".

Politico Click

Rush Limbaugh is already creating buzz as a judge at the Miss America pageant: Seems the man knows how to bust a move.

On Thursday night, in between rounds of competition, the judges competed for their own crown: “Judge of the Night.”

While competing in the dance-off, Limbaugh stood up and boogied to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” alongside fellow judge Vivica A. Fox.

“Rush Limbaugh has exceptionally impressive fist pumping skills,” tweeted Miss America Live.

Limbaugh’s moves won him the “Judge of the Night” title. His prize: a “Mr. New Jersey” sash bestowed upon him by the host, Miss New Jersey 1995 Dena Blizzard.

One question remains: Will the conservative talk show host be the favorite judge on the final night of the pageant?

The Las Vegas pageant airs live on Saturday night — when Limbaugh will presumably throw a few curve balls to top contestants during the interview portion of the competition.

Wow... listen to the applause from the crowd! Rush is getting so much love from the audience... it’s nice to hear.


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

This is GREAT! What a hoot. The MSM and Democrats must be having fits at the coverage Rush is receiving.

I loved it when there was such a healthy round of applause and cheers that Rush received when he was introduced.

Good to see Rush is back in full health.

Besides his eternal optimism, or perhaps because of it, Rush never fails to enjoy himself. This infuriates the liberals, which makes him enjoy himself even more!

This is a transcrpt from Rush about last Thursday night:

"Speaking of this Miss America Pageant, I was going to bring this up because I frankly had forgotten it until this guy’s call. They’ve had a different emcee each night of the preliminaries: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night. Last night was the final night of the preliminaries. Last night’s emcee was Dena Blizzard, comedienne from New Jersey. She involved, off the cuff, us six judges. She said, “You know, it’s time for us to judge the judges. The judges get to sit here and judge everybody else.” So we’re caught up in this, and we have to play along and there was only one thing we had to perform, and that is we all had to stand up on cue and dance — all six of us — and then the audience is going to vote as to which one of us was the winner. So I got up and I started dancing and I did the Jersey fist bump because that’s what she said she wanted, and I was doing the Jersey fist bump and I went kind of nuts there for 30 seconds. And, lo and behold, if I didn’t win it! I won the judge talent show last night, was called up on stage. The retiring current Miss America, Katie Stam, crowns the new Miss America on Saturday night, gave me a... They didn’t have a Mr. America sash, so they created one that said “Mr. New Jersey,” and there was a picture of me wearing that and they couldn’t find a coffee cup named Rush so they got me one with the name Roy on it and gave me that. Katie Stam, the current Miss America signed it, and all the Miss America Pageant contestants are on stage. This is at the end of the night. So I just wanted you people to know: I won a talent contest here at the Miss America Pageant, but I was not competing against the girls."

......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 05:55 AM | Comments (6)

Mother Teresa: Should a Saint Get Postal Service's Stamp of Approval?

The stamp features a portrait of Mother Teresa painted by award-winning artist Thomas Blackshear II of Colorado Springs, CO.

Mother Teresa: Should a Saint Get Postal Service's Stamp of Approval?

Politics Daily

If anything qualifies as a no-brainer, it would seem to be honoring Mother Teresa of Calcutta on a stamp. Not really the biggest laurel the late Nobel Prize winner and sure-fire saint will ever merit, but nothing to sniff at -- especially given the price of a stamp these days.

But of course, you knew someone would find something objectionable about the decision, and in this case it is The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a leading atheist organization that is organizing a boycott and letter-writing campaign against the stamp, which was one of 23 new issues the United States Postal Service recently unveiled for 2010.

The thing is, the atheists have a point.

Now before you start sputtering in the comment boxes, note the Postal Service's own list of a dozen criteria for who can qualify for "stamphood," specifically item No. 9:

"Stamps or stationery items shall not be issued to honor religious institutions or individuals whose principal achievements are associated with religious undertakings or beliefs."
As FFRF leaders Annie Laurie Gaylor told, "Mother Teresa is principally known as a religious figure who ran a religious institution. You can't really separate her being a nun and being a Roman Catholic from everything she did."

Well, USPS spokesman Roy Betts tried.

"This has nothing to do with religion or faith," Betts said in response. "Mother Teresa is not being honored because of her religion, she's being honored for her work with the poor and her acts of humanitarian relief." (Actually, the Postal Service press release notes that she followed "a divine inspiration." But Betts is stuck between a rock and a hard place, it seems.)

At First Things, Joe Carter begs to differ and to side with Gaylor -- though with regret, and justifiable annoyance:

"Mother Teresa should certainly appear on a stamp -- but only after we change the law. We shouldn't look for loopholes that require denying the importance of her faith in order for her to qualify. Mother Teresa should be honored for who she really was -- a Catholic nun motivated by the love of Christ -- and not as a faux, secular saint."

Such a change in the law would also help avoid the Postal Service -- and groups like The Freedom From Religion Foundation -- from having to come up with tortured arguments justifying, or criticizing, certain honorees.

For example, previous postal honorees with obvious religious identities include Malcolm X, the former chief spokesman for the Nation of Islam, and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In 1986, the Post Office issued a stamp in honor of Father Edward J. Flanagan, founder of Boys Town, that is still widely used.

In explaining their conflicting positions on those, both the USPS and the FFRF get a bit tied up in contradictions.

Postal spokesman Betts said Flanagan was "honored for his humanitarian work." Annie Laurie Gaylor doesn't agree. But she doesn't have any problem with King or Malcolm X. Martin Luther King "just happened to be a minister," she said, and "Malcolm X was not principally known for being a religious figure."

Gaylor does object to the "darker side" of Mother Teresa's religious activism, chiefly her opposition to abortion. Then again, in its press release objecting to the Mother Teresa stamp, the FFRF urges its followers to buy the Katherine Hepburn stamps the Postal Service is producing this year, because Hepburn publicly described herself as an atheist and was featured in an FFRF ad campaign.

And the Virgin Mary? She has been on Christmas stamps since the 1960s. But she's principally known as a mom. So that's okay.


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

I see nothing wrong with Mother Teresa being on a stamp. She did a lot for so many people and touched so many lives..

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

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (9)

House Democrats Scold No-Show Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

This is a photo of her at the speech Obama gave for the State of the Union Address. But that was at night and she was MIA for the VERY important meeting earlier in the day. ~ Wild Thing

House Democrats Scold No-Show Homeland Security Secretary: ‘Where the Hell is Secretary Napolitano?’

Friday, January 29


By Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief

HERE is the video see video

Top Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee publicly scolded Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for failing to show up at a Wednesday hearing where the committee examined the attempted Christmas Day suicide bombing of Northwest Flight 253. One Democrat on the committee said he wanted to know “where the hell” Napolitano was.

That evening, Napolitiano did prominently show up at the Capitol to attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. But earlier in the day, she dispatched Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute to testify on her behalf in the Homeland Security Committee on what went wrong in the homeland-security process that allowed would-be suicide-bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board a plane bound from Amsterdam to the Detroit.

The committee has primary oversight over Napolitano’s department, and top Democrats on the panel made it clear they were angry that she failed to show up for such an important hearing.

Appearing on CNN two days after the attempted Christmas Day suicide bombing, Napolitano had said: “And one thing I’d like to point out is that the system worked.” Republican sources on the committee said they believe Napolitano did not show up today because she did not want to explain why she said those words.

Democrats openly expressed their dismay with Napolitano as the hearing proceeded. Rep. Chris Carney (D.-Pa.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Management, Investigations and Oversight, said during his question period: “I am very dismayed that the Secretary herself isn’t here. I mean it’s probably fair to ask: “Where the Hell is Secretary Napolitano?”

Rep. Jane Harman (D.-Calif.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Intelligence, said: "I would like to welcome our witnesses but comment on the absence of Secretary Napolitano. This is the committee with primary jurisdiction over the Department of Homeland Security. She is the secretary of Homeland Security. She is in Washington, D.C. She was invited to testify at this very important hearing, and she should have been here. … I am very personally disappointed that she isn’t here.”

Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson (D.-Miss.) rebuked Napolitano for a lack of courtesy in dealing with the committee. Thompson said during the hearing that he had spoken with Napolitano just two days before and that there had been no discussion of her not attending. He did not want his committee to be “misled,” he said, added that the committee had first been told that Napolitano could not attend because she would be out of the country, then discovered that she was in fact in Washington, D.C. but would not attend anyway.

“I don’t want the committee to be misled,” said Thompson. “Now, I talked with the secretary two days ago. We did not talk about her non-attendance or attendance at this hearing. Staff did communicate, based on a directive that we received that the secretary would not be here, and we worked on Assistant Secretary Lute’s presence. That changed, and, at a minimum, based on that change, somebody could have communicated back to the committee one way or the other that we told that you weren’t going to be here, we are here now, but we still can’t come because of some other things. That is the courtesy, I think, the committee still deserves. It does not require comment.”

Wild Thing's comment.....

I guess she had better things to do than her JOB.

So she’s supposed to protect the American people from terrorists, yet she’s afraid of a bunch of politicians? Gives one a warm, fuzzy feeling, doesn’t it!

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (5)

Obama Seeks $200M To Help Cities Host 9/11 Trials

Obama seeks $200M to help cities host 9/11 trials

The Obama administration is proposing a $200 million fund to help pay for security costs in cities hosting the trials of accused terrorists such as Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (HAH'-leed shayk moh-HAH'-med).

A congressional aide familiar with the plan says the money will be included in the president's budget being release Monday. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because the spending blueprint hasn't been released.

The administration said late last year the trials would take place in federal court in lower Manhattan, near where the World Trade Center once stood. But there's growing opposition from the city, and the White House is considering moving the trial elsewhere.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has put the cost of tighter security at $216 million just for the first year after Mohammed and the others were to arrive from Guantanamo Bay.

Wild Thing's comment......

The word “CITIES” jumped out at me. WTH is THAT about. Station one here, one there, one somewhere else and you've just set up a brilliant scheme to attack major US "CITIES" from several vantage points. He's hated the US from day one and his plan is to destroy us as quickly as possible for his 4 years or his usurp-ness is up.

"The Obama administration is proposing a $200 million fund to help pay for security costs in cities hosting"

More people to kill in "cities". This dictator cannot be more obvious!

This of the contrast of the picture of Bush with bullhorn at Ground Zero.

Why spend 200 million when all that is needed is a length of rope.

And to think he still calls it the Bush economy... All he has done is look for more money to spend. It’s like monopoly money to him and his buddy Holder.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (6)

The Heretics: Lord Christopher Monckton

The Heretics: Lord Christopher Monckton

FrontPage Magazine

Given the dogmatic fervor of global warming proponents, and their intolerance of skeptics who dare to question the latest commandment (see: cap-and-trade [1]) in the green scripture, it is perhaps no coincidence that the environmentalist movement sometimes seems to have more in common with theology than with science. If that is true, then the logical word to describe those scientists who have challenged environmental hysteria and extremism is “heretics.” In a series of profiles, Front Page’s Rich Trzupek [2] will spotlight prominent scientists whose “heretical” research, publications, and opinions have helped add a much-needed dose of balance and fact to environmental debates that for too long have been driven by fear mongering and alarmism. In a field that demands political conformity, they defiantly remain the heretics.

Lord Christopher Monckton, Third Viscount of Brenchley, is a legend within the global warming skeptic community. The erudite Englishman was an advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher when climate change theories were in their infancy. In recent years, he has been one of the most eloquent and vocal critics of Al Gore and those who echo Gore’s alarmist cries.

Thatcher is often identified as the western leader most responsible for promoting the theory of man-made climate change that would explode into full-blown hysteria soon after she left office. This, Monckton says, is a misleading characterization. He recalled raising the issue with Thatcher as a possible concern, since carbon dioxide is indeed a greenhouse gas, but after studying the issue with leading scientists, the Prime Minister and Monckton concluded that any potential warming would be insignificant compared to natural factors. Monckton re-entered the climate-change fray in 2006, writing two pieces in the Sunday Telegraph criticizing global warming alarmism. The articles caused an immediate stir.

“There were 127,000 hits at the Sunday Telegraph website within the first two hours of my article hitting the site,” Monckton recalled. “There was so much traffic that they actually crashed the site. It was the first time that had happened. I believe it’s still the only time that happened.”

In a world hungry for understandable, reasoned explanations of climate science, Monckton’s greatest gift is his skill as a communicator. Though he is not a climatologist, he is well versed in both the basics and the nuances of the issues surrounding climate change.

Monckton politely explaining the realities of global warming theory to a member of Greenpeace during the Copenhagen climate conference in December.

Monckton is one of the few to address one of the tragic, unintended consequences of the world wide rush to produce biofuels as means of combating global warming: mass starvation in some of the world’s poorest nations. Between 2002 and 2008, world food prices more than doubled, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization [7] of the United Nations. With the United States leading the way in turning cropland previously used to grow foodstuffs to support energy crops, world food supplies have dropped, both raising food costs and leading to an unprecedented number of food riots throughout the third world. Long before an earthquake ravaged Haiti, Monckton witnessed firsthand the turmoil that the world food crisis had caused in that impoverished nation.

Many Haitians, Monckton found, regularly consume mud pies – literally: dirt and water pies that are sometimes (but not always) sprinkled with a modicum of something that might be actually nutritional. “It’s quite extraordinary that this should happen in the 21st century,” he said. “This [global warming alarmism] is causing mass starvation, but nobody seems to care. They’re too busy worrying about every icicle purportedly melting in Greenland.”

The former newspaperman places a great deal of the blame on the media. He argues that the press has championed a theory formulated by a couple of dozen scientists, refusing to reconsider any evidence that may challenge it. “The press, having nailed their flag to the mast of this sinking ship, have no stomach to go through the not inconsiderable embarrassment of admitting that they were wrong,” he said.

While Monckton was pleased that industrialized nations did not sign onto a Copenhagen treaty he believes would have effectively created a world government, he was not as upbeat as many others were about the result.

Pointing to the establishment of a high-level panel to address global warming and the establishment of a green fund to transfer money from the first world to the third, he sees Copenhagen as yet another step down a gradual, yet slippery, slope.

“They know now that they can’t do it all in one go,” he explained. “They tried, but that didn’t work, so they’ll try to do it incremental, almost imperceptible, steps.”

~snipet ~

But, despite all of the shouting and deal making, Lord Monckton believes that the global warming movement cannot sustain itself much longer.

“They’ve cried wolf once too often,” he said. “The Australian Liberal party just sacked their leader for going along with this, and I think Republicans in America will be the next to go. So far Republicans have been fighting it based on the cost, but I think most now realize that they will have to kill it on the science. In very short order, the majority of the electorate is going to say: we don’t buy this rubbish.”

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

Lord Monckton is pretty awesome and I love how he says things so directly.

....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)

Obama's Does Some Admission On His Socialized Medicine Bill

Barack Obama admitted yesterday that democrats “snuck” a provision into their nationalized health care bill that will force government bureaucrats between you and your doctor.

Obama's Stunning Admission

Real Clear Politics

“The last thing I will say, though — let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at the package that we’ve presented — and there’s some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your — if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge.“

If we take this statement at face value, President Obama is admitting the the health care bills passed by either the House or Senate (or both) contained provisions which were "snuck in" - presumably by Democratic members and perhaps on behalf of certain lobbyists - that would have in fact prevented people from keeping their current insurance and/or choosing the doctor they want.

This was one of the core debates on health care throughout last year: Would President Obama and the Democrats' legislation allow government to come between citizens and their choice of doctors and insurers? Obama promised it wouldn't. Republicans said it would, and this was one of the aspects of the legislation that led them to characterize it as a government takeover of health care - the same characterization that Obama chastized the GOP for.

So it's a bit of shock to find out now - from the President himself, no less - that one or both of the bills that passed Congress late last year (the House passed its version in late November, the Senate on Christmas Eve Day) contained language that would have violated this pledge.

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

We’ve watched Obama for a year now, and we’ve watched Congress for a lifetime, and we know how they operate.

By ‘admitting’ that he’s trying to deflect from the reality that everything about this legislation would have encouraged employers to change or dump their coverages—and doctors to hang up their stethoscopes. ‘If you like your doctor, you get to keep him or her’ was a great big in-your-face whopper from the get-go.

I would never have labeled the article 'Obama's Stunning Admission'. I don't find it stunning at all.

What 'Stunning Admission'? I read the entire article and nowhere did he 'admit':

1.That he is a congenital LIAR. (he makes Bill Clinton look like Saint Thomas Aquinas)

2.There just 'may be' something amiss with his 'heritage'. (no I'm not a birther)

3.To him, Capitalism is evil.

4.That he is a confirmed Marxist.

5.All monies & properties must be taken confiscated from 'the rich'. (except for his)

6.His goal is to destroy the USA as a Republic.

7.He thinks all us 'little people' are STOO-PID™ and we can't tie our shoes without 'HIS' help.

8.The reason he hasn't picked a church in DC 'yet' is because he does NOT believe in God.

9.He HATES America, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and ALL our Founding Fathers.

10.He thinks Communism hasn't worked 'yet' because he wasn't there to lead it.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (5)

January 30, 2010

Liar Obama Meets With House Republicans And Goes On Attack

Barack Obama is accusing Republicans of portraying health care overhaul legislation as a "Bolshevik plot."

VERY angry Barack Obama met with House Republicans today at their retreat in Baltimore and attacked them for voting against his very radical and failed plans for restructuring America. To their credit not one single House Republican voted for the gigantic Stimulus Bill, the record Omnibus Bill, and the Son of Stimulus Bill. And, only 5 voted for the democrat’s business-busting cap-and-tax bill and only one voted for Obamacare. Today Obama let them know what he thought about their lack of support for his radical agenda.

Look at how ANGRY he is while speaking to the House Republicans.

He called his health care bill “centrist.” …They got a kick out of that.



In a face-to-face encounter, President Barack Obama chastised Republican lawmakers Friday for opposing him on health care, economic stimulus and other major issues.
Republicans pushed back on taxes and spending, and accused Obama of not taking their ideas seriously.
Obama, attending the House Republicans’ retreat in Baltimore, began with conciliatory remarks but soon became more pointed. He said a GOP-driven “politics of no” was blocking action on bills that could help Americans obtain jobs and health care.
In a sometimes-barbed exchange, he said some in the audience have attended ribbon-cutting ceremonies for projects funded by the stimulus package they voted against. Obama also questioned why Republicans have overwhelmingly opposed his tax-cut policies, which he said have benefited 95 percent of American families.
“The notion that this was a radical package is just not true,” Obama said. “I am not an ideologue.”
GOP lawmakers pressed the president to pledge to support a line-item veto for spending bills and across-the-board tax cuts. Obama demurred, saying billionaires don’t need new tax cuts.


Obama defended his failed Stimulus plan.


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

I saw this whilei it was going on and it was disgusting. He said again if they don’t go along HE will do what he wants ANYWAY. He was very angry and the GOP did good with it and they did speak up to him. That part was GREAT to see.

He also said there were NO EARMARKS in the Recovery Act,, OMG, the WHOLE thing was an earmark.

Classic Democrat strategy; accuse your enemies of the very things you are doing.

I look at it as a Republican fight against a “Bolshevik plot.” Didn’t the Bolsheviks take over the whole country? Isn’t Obama trying to take over as much of the country as he can? Sounds Bolshevik to me. I hope his Bolshevik comment will come back to haunt him.

Obama is SO EVIL!

Our Founding Fathers ache in their graves over this idiot.

And what the heck?! “I AM NOT A IDEOLOGUE.” ...Obama said. He is an insane, America hating Ideologue.

This idiot lies to the People and the Court to their face. His “community organizing” background does not work when diversity is in the equation. He will fail on all cylinders because his octane is gone.

“IF you look at this bill you’ll find it’s pretty CENTRIST”...


Then DOCTOR Tom Price nailed Obama and then Obama tried to to correct him. But Price came back and corrected Obama again.

The Obama could not or would not answer Price's question! What do we tell our people who know we have proposed legislation but you Admin. constintantly says we have not!Price has asked him twice and he still will not answer!!!!!!

Oh and one last thing, did Obama give them the finger????

Everytime Obama does this, it's always when he's talking about political opponents..

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:55 AM | Comments (9)

Taxpayers Pay $101,000 For Pelosi's In-flight 'food, Booze'


Taxpayers pay $101,000 for Pelosi's in-flight 'food, booze'

Speaker's trips 'are more about partying than anything else'


It reads like a dream order for a wild frat party: Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey's Irish Crème, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey … and Corona beer.

But that single receipt makes up just part of the more than $101,000 taxpayers paid for "in-flight services" – including food and liquor, for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trips on Air Force jets over the last two years. That's almost $1,000 per week.

Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch, which investigates and prosecutes government corruption, show Pelosi incurred expenses of some $2.1 million for her use of Air Force jets for travel over that time.

"Speaker Pelosi has a history of wasting taxpayer funds with her boorish demands for military travel," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said today. "And these documents suggest the Speaker's congressional delegations are more about partying than anything else."

Pelosi, D-Calif., recently joined President Obama on a Judicial Watch list of Top 10 corrupt politicians because of her "sense of entitlement," the group said.

"Politicians believe laws and rules (even the U.S. Constitution) apply to the rest of us but not to them. Case in point: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her excessive and boorish demands for military travel. Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Pentagon in 2008 that suggest Pelosi has been treating the Air Force like her own personal airline," the evaluation said.

Pelosi was shown to have been erratically canceling and rescheduling flights, as one would with an on-call taxi service.

"We have ... folks prepping the jets and crews driving in (not a short drive for some), cooking meals and preflighting the jets etc," said one Department of Defense e-mail then.

Another official sent an e-mail questioning a series of Pelosi's requests for aircraft.

"Any chance of politely querying [Pelosi's team] if they really intend to do all of these or are they just picking every weekend?" it stated. "[T]here's no need to block every weekend 'just in case'..."

The e-mail noted that the speaker's office had "a history of canceling many of their past requests."

Yet another e-mail exchange at that time revealed Pelosi's demand that jets pick her up at Travis Air Force Base rather than San Francisco's airport.

"She lives about 1.5 hours from SFO and much closer to Travis. … Whether it is the best use of assets is not the question. But instead is it worth upsetting the speaker. …"

Said another, "This is a battle that we are bound to lose if we tell the speaker('s) office. In the end, this is what will happen. I wish that I could say this is a one-time request, but we know it will probably happen again in the future."

Yet another indicated a deep level of frustration:

"Here is the laydown: there are five G5s. Two are broke. Two off on CODELS. One slated for priority White House… we should keep on G-III for now for Tuesday afternoon and start sacrificing goats and chickens."

Judicial Watch said the newly obtained 2,000 pages of documentation show Pelosi's military travel cost the U.S. Air Force $2,100,744.59 over two years – including $101,429.14 for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.

Among the newest highlights revealed:

Pelosi used Air Force aircraft to travel back to her district at an average cost of $28,210.51 per flight. Of 103 Pelosi-led congressional delegations (CODEL), 31 trips included members of the House speaker's family.

One CODEL traveling from Washington, D.C., through Tel Aviv, Israel, to Baghdad, Iraq, May 15-20, 2008, "to discuss matters of mutual concern with government leaders" included members of Congress and their spouses and cost $17,931 per hour in aircraft alone. This flight included the purchase of the long list of alcoholic drinks.

According to a "Memo for Record" from a March 29-April 7, 2007, CODEL that involved a stop in Israel, "CODEL could only bring kosher items into the hotel. Kosher alcohol for mixing beverages in the delegation room was purchased on the local economy i.e. bourbon, whiskey, scotch, vodka, gin, triple sec, tequila, etc.

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

It reads like an order for a frat party. Oh wait how could I forget......I suppose this is more of her “Doing what’s right for the American people” that she’s always talking about.

These people think they are Gods. SanFran Nan is sure having a good time on the backs of taxpayers.

Also she should tell her guests that the alcohol is a personal expense.

The trip she went on with other Congress critters to go to Copenhagen ran into Millions.

....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 03:50 AM | Comments (8)

Note to Obama: Good Managers Don't Whine

FOX Business Network David Asman on Obama complaining ALL THE TIME about problem he inherited.

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

I agree, I have totally had it with this POS Obama on all levels!

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:48 AM | Comments (7)

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Says HealthCare Bill Is On Life Support

Landrieu: Health reform 'on life support'


Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) said the comprehensive health-care bill is "on life support" and criticized President Obama for not laying out a clear path to pass it in his State of the Union address.

Asked for a status report on the bill, she said "I think it's on life support, unfortunately. But it still has a pulse. And I think the president's suggestion about a cooling off period, short cooling off period, might be good to give us a chance to sort of reorganize and reorder."
Landrieu said she remained committed to passing health care reform if it's "done the right way." But she says that would not include a fast track procedure called reconciliation which Republicans and some moderate Democrats oppose. "There's not an appetite to pass much at all--if anything--through reconciliation."

The Louisiana Democrat said her diagnosis on health care was based on her discussions with members of the House. Under the most likely strategy to pass the reform bill, the House would eventually have to pass the Senate's version.

"There just doesn't seem to be the votes in the House at this time, particularly among the 'Blue Dogs' and moderate Democrats who we're really talking to over there to figure out how to move this forward," she said.
Landrieu said the in his speech last night, the President should have given an explicit strategy for how he wanted Congress to pass the bill. Democratic leaders have struggled to find a solution since Republican Scott Brown was elected to the Senate in Massachusetts.
"I think the president should have been more clear about a way forward... and I'm hoping that in the next week or two he will be because that's what it's going to take if it's at all possible to get this done," she said. "Mailing in general suggestions, sending them over the transom is not necessarily going to work."

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

Health care bill 'on life support'

Maybe they should just give it a pain pill and let it die quietly like Obama suggests for the elderly.

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

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Buried Body ID'd As Missing Fla. Lottery Winner

Remains Identified as Missing Florida Lottery Winner

FOX News


Winning millions of dollars in the Florida Lottery should have been the best thing that ever happened to Abraham Shakespeare.

But with his newfound wealth in 2006 — $17 million in a lump sum payment — came a string of hangers-on who constantly hit him up for money. Nine months ago, he vanished.

Friends and family hoped he was on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean. But on Friday, detectives confirmed that a body buried under a concrete slab in a rural backyard was his.

The home Shakespeare was found behind belongs to the boyfriend of a woman who befriended him in 2007. Authorities believe he was murdered and the woman may know something about it, but they do not yet know how he died and have not arrested anyone.

Shakespeare's brother, Robert Brown, said Friday that Shakespeare often wished he had never bought the winning ticket.

"'I'd have been better off broke.' He said that to me all the time," Brown said.

Hillsborough County sheriff's detectives used fingerprints to identify Shakespeare's body, which they found covered by a concrete slab.

Before 2006, Shakespeare was an assistant truck driver who lived with his mother. He was barely literate and had a criminal record. After he won the lottery, he bought a million-dollar home and was extremely generous to others.

"He really didn't understand it at all," said Samuel Jones, a friend since childhood. "It was moving so fast. It changed his life in a bad way."
Jones said Abraham would tell him, "I thought all these people were my friends, but then I realized all they want is just money."

Among those new friends was Dorice Donegan "DeeDee" Moore. She told him she was interested in writing a book about his life, but officials said she was interested in his money.

Moore, whose known phone numbers were all disconnected Friday, became something of a financial adviser to Shakespeare. Property records show her company, American Medical Professionals, bought his home for $655,000 a year ago. Not long afterward, detectives said, she helped him open a company and gave herself the ability to sign for money.

She withdrew $1 million and later told detectives Shakespeare gave her the cash as a gift. She bought a Hummer, a Corvette and a truck, and went on vacation.

"DeeDee Moore is a con artist," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a news release earlier this month. "DeeDee Moore has cheated Abraham Shakespeare out of his money, and possibly his life."

A tip led detectives to Shakespeare's grave site this week, behind a home owned by 26-year-old Shar Krasniqi, identified by Judd as Moore's boyfriend.

Meanwhile, friends and family puzzled Friday over Shakespeare's rapid rise and fall. Jones said his friend lived a humble life, and just before he bought the winning ticket he joined a church and was baptized.

"When he won the lottery," Jones said, "he forgot about being saved."

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

From the artilce it sounds like he was turning his life around.

If I won the lotto I would see if I could do it anonymously and not have my name in a newspaper etc. But I am not sure if the law says one has to have the win in print or not.

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

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Obama Just CANNOT Tell The Truth

Breitbart TV

“The truth of the matter is that, if you look at the health care process, just over the course of the year, overwhelmingly the majority of it actually was on C-SPAN because it was taking place in Congressional hearings in which you guys were participating. How many committees were that that helped to shape this bill? Countless hearings took place.”


Sen. Inhofe says Obama lies even more then Bill Clinton. ~ Wild Thing

“I was thinking back to the first State of the Union Address with President Clinton and I thought this guy can say things that are untrue with greater conviction than anyone I’ve ever seen. I honestly think that Obama is better.”

Said by Senator Inhofe (R-OK) was on the Joe Kelley Show....KRMG Tulsa.


Wild Thing's comment......

This was yesterday and of course he tells more lies.

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January 29, 2010

Pelosi Vows To "pole vault" Obamacare Through


HERE is the video below of what she said:

Speaker Pelosi vowed she’d ram Obamacare through Congress– even if she had to “pole vault” it through:

“We’ll go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, we’ll go over a fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole vault in. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in but we’re going to get health care reform passed for the American people.”

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

The American public will be waiting for you when your parachute lands... with pitchforks!

She also said she’d parachute it if need be. Who is up for packing her CHUTE? heh heh

My gut says there is something absolutely evil hidden in this Obamacare, something ever worse then the vile things we already know about it...........something that the dems have been ordered by the dark side to pass at all costs.

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Senator-elect Scott Brown On Jay Leno Show Last Night ( video )


JAY LENO: My guest and I have two things in common: We are both from Massachusetts and both known for our good looks. It's amazing, Kevin. This is when we ask ten questions. We call it '10 @ 10.'

Tonight, our special guest won a stunning victory to be the first Republican senator from Massachusetts in 30 years. Say hello to Senator-elect Scott Brown.

Scott, how are you doing?

SCOTT BROWN: Great, Jay. It's good to be on.

LENO: I just talked to him back stage for about two seconds. You told me something amazing. Your dad was a frequent guest in our home. My dad hired your dad, and he was the new young insurance agent. Your dad would come to my house when I was a kid.

BROWN: That's right. And apparently your folks named your dog 'Bruce' after my dad.

LENO: That's right. I did have a collie named 'Bruce' after his dad. Well, say 'hi' to your father for me. Give him my best.

BROWN: I sure will. I will, Jay. Thank you.

LENO: Now are you ready for these 10 hard-hitting questions?

BROWN: I think so.

LENO: All right. Here we go. Number one: First thing you do in the morning?

BROWN: Well, after I obviously clean up, I work out. I probably swim throughout the week probably two miles, I bike about 95, and I run probably 15 to 20 miles a week. So you divide that by five or six, and that's how it works out.

LENO: God, that's another thing we have in common. This is unbelievable. I can't believe it.

Question number two: Have you ever stolen anything?

BROWN: Yes, I did. When I was 12, I hate to tell you, but I stole some records up at Lechmere, up in Middleton-Danvers area, and I put 'em in my farmer jeans. I got caught and went to the judge's chambers.

He said, 'Hey, I see you like music. What else do you do?' I said, 'Well, I like basketball.' He said, 'Are you good?' I said, 'Yeah, I’m really good.' He said, 'Do you have any brothers or sisters?' I said, 'Yeah I do.' He said, 'Do they look up to you?' 'Yes.' 'Do they love you?' 'Yes.' 'Well, how do you think they'd like to see you play basketball in jail?' And he had me write a 1,500-word essay. I wrote it, and I haven't done anything like that since. And it's a good reminder.

LENO: There you go. Very good. Very good.

Now, question number three: It's been widely publicized that while you were attending law school you posed for Cosmopolitan Magazine.

BROWN: Yeah.

LENO: Now if you would ever run for president... (Shot of the centerfold) God, that's another thing we have in common. If you were to ever run for president, would you consider doing it again to get female voters?

BROWN: Well, that's an interesting question, Jay. And the only reason I did it back in 1982 is because you weren't available, number one.

Leno: Yeah, that's right.

BROWN: And then, obviously, it's almost 30 years later. I'd probably have to do it for Mature Senior or AARP Magazine. So it's a little different now.

LENO: See, I didn't do it because they didn't want to spring for the extra flap for the magazine. All right.

Number four: A friend of mine from Massachusetts told me that car dealerships are having Scott Brown specials. What does that mean to the car dealership?

BROWN: Well, there's two of them actually, Jay. One is that you can buy a used GMC Canyon and you get a special deal. The other one, Jay, is this right here. (Holds up official Scott Brown toy truck) You've got the official Scott Brown truck and you're going to get the first one. These are available, too. So...

LENO: Really?

BROWN: So, there's two things going on. I'm gonna get you the first one.

LENO: How many miles do you got on your truck?

BROWN: 202,000.

LENO: Wow! Very good. Very good.

Number five: What movie have you watched the most, and can you recite a line from it?

BROWN: Well, I like a lot, all movies, but I've watched probably Rocky, 1 through 30, Rambo, 1 through 25. So, obviously you know, 'Adrian, Adrian. We did it. I did it.' So...

LENO: There you go. All right. So, you like the art house films.

BROWN: Yeah, yeah, they're really deep.

LENO: Number six: Your opponent Martha Coakley made a huge mistake not knowing that Curt Schilling played for the Red Sox. I think she said the Yankees. What was your biggest campaign blunder?

BROWN: Oh, gosh. Well, aside from forgetting to take the dogs out and coming home to a very messy house, a couple of times I just made some verbal gaffes, but nothing to worry about. But certainly nothing like the Red Sox gaffe. Curt Schilling is definitely a Red Sox fan.

LENO: OK. Number seven: Did you have a nickname growing up?

BROWN: Yeah, they called me 'Downtown Scotty Brown' when I played basketball because I enjoyed shooting first of all, all the time, but secondly, from behind the three-point line. But the difference is when I played, I hate to say it, they didn't even have the three-point line.

LENO: All right. Here you go: When was last time you talked to the President? And could you beat him one-on-one in basketball? You're about the same age and he's pretty fit, too.

BROWN: Well, he looks like he's in great shape. It would certainly be a tough game. But the only time I spoke to him was election night. And I did challenge him to pick his best, and I'll take my daughter, Ayla, who plays for Boston College. And we challenged him to a little two-on-two. I think we'd have the upper hand.

LENO: Really? Really? All right. You heard it. So that is a, that is a challenge going out tonight.

BROWN: Yes, absolutely.

LENO: All right. You heard it. All right.

BROWN: It'll be fun.

LENO: All right.

Number nine: Unlike your former opponent, Martha Coakley, you are a big Red Sox fan. In 15 seconds, can you name the starting five pitchers for the Red Sox in 2010? Starting five pitchers--

BROWN: Well, it's obviously up in the air a little bit. But you have Lester, Lackey, Buchholz, Beckett and Wakefield or... Let me see here, yeah, probably Wakefield or Daisuke.

LENO: All right. Very good, very good. OK.

Last question: A B or C-- When your daughters heard you say on election night that they are available, they were A) embarrassed, B) they laughed it off, C) got over 500 phone calls from John Edwards?

BROWN: I'd have to go with B. They laughed it off, and then they yelled at me. So...

LENO: There you go. Senator Brown, congratulations. Thank you for coming on.

BROWN: Thank you.

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

Scott Brown is so unflappable .. that trait will serve him really really well in DC.

Leno and Brown are from Massachusetts and their fathers know each other. Jay's dog when he was a kid was named after the Scott's father.

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Rush Has A Heart To Heart With Obama

Rush Limbaugh yesterday giving President Obama some "Fatherly Advice" in a "heart-to-heart" talk he wrote on the heels of a State of the Union message he called "an embarrassment."

Limbaugh spoke as if he was speaking directly to Obama. He told Obama "it's time to man up - it's time to grow up."

He hammered Obama for attacking the Supreme Court during his State of the Union Address when they had no opportunity to respond or defend themselves.

Limbaugh asked Obama, "Has it occurred to you that you are not as cool as you think you are?" He called out Obama for being a "bully," as evidenced by his attack on the Court and his war against Fox News and others who dare to challenge him.

Limbaugh reminded Obama he was elected to "serve the people," not "dictate to the people."


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

So GREAT, another good one by Rush!

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

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

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Oratory, Leadership and Patriotism by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Oratory, Leadership and Patriotism

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Every time I see liberal Barack Hussein Obama in the picture below, I am torn between anger, disgust and pity.

The image above was taken during the early phase of the last general election. It was during a period that Obama had not come to grips with the fact that most Americans honor the flag, not the cloth per se, but the nation it represents.

Obama has been the great pretender for a year and like a five year old has practiced hiding behind his mother’s “economic” skirts. He has repeatedly denied any responsibility for the deepening economic recession brought on, not by “tax cuts for the wealthy,” but by Federal mandates to banks and mortgage companies emanating from Massachusetts Democrat Representative Barney Frank and his cohort, Senator Chris Dodd and agreed to by go along Republicans In Name Only (RINOs). These factors combined with Obama’s record two trillion dollar deficit combined with excessive and irresponsible “compassionate” spending by his predecessor will have an inflationary effect like throwing gasoline on a roaring fire, and portend hyper-inflation.

Now consider, if one is a latent, or for that matter overt socialist/Marxist in Obama’s shoes, what would one’s solution to the economic crisis be? Logically, it would be to expand government control. It is amazing, if not confounding that so many in the media, including “Fair and Balanced” Fox News which incidentally is far and away the best in that regard, fail completely when it comes to illuminating just who Obama actually is, when all it would take is to read his books. (This is not a discussion about who wrote them, but the books are an excellent introduction to Obama’s socialist/Marxist underpinnings.)

Obama’s “spread the wealth around” statement to Joe “the plumber” is all that is needed when combined with his writings to have a completely clear picture of what is going on in the Administration and Congress. Obama’s words: “we will totally change America,” “we will totally change the economic system,” “we will totally change the world,” have repeatedly appeared in these essays. Total change means that his intent is to destroy free market capitalism, obfuscated by later statements in different venues that he supports free markets; and, Congressional Democrats have clearly revealed that they are in lockstep with those proclamations. Every one of them should be booted; and incidentally, there are plenty of RINOs who should get the same treatment.

It was repeatedly noted during the election cycle that, “Obama is an empty suit,” who before going to Washington had managed exactly, nothing. However, he had been a “community organizer,” which translates in plain English to “Chicago thug,” and it shows. One look at his Administration should be alarming but not surprising since he informed Americans that he would surround himself with people of like mind.

The spectacular victory for Americans (including Democrats, even though most are too dense to get it) in Massachusetts, is a watershed that will redirect the flow of U.S. politics. One who is not an economist but knows how to balance a check book and has been around long enough to know the effects of government overspending can conclude that Obama is doing is precisely what he intended, (no one can be so stupid otherwise) and that is to collapse the U.S. economy and replace it with a socialist/Marxist economic model. That is the only way he can effectively “spread the wealth around.” If anyone wondered why all the “hurry and enact” was so important, it was to get it done before anyone caught on to his gambit. During an interview with Diane Sawyer Obama stated, “I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.”

If enacting his socialist/Marxist agenda is how Obama defines “good” Americans should, as Rush Limbaugh stated loud and clear, “want him to fail.” The Massachusetts’ election of Scott Brown was a loud and clear statement to that effect; and many readers worked hard to help make it happen.

THANK YOU! Stand by for more to come!

For example: Florida’s Conservative Marco Rubio vs. Liberal RINO Governor Charlie Crist. Check out Rubio at:

Semper Fidelis

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

Awesome article , thank you Col. Pappas.

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

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Judge Napolitano on State of the Union Address and Obama Mixing Up Constitution and Declaration of Independence

"We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal..."


And this is Judge Napolitano on State of the Union Address


Wild Thing's comment......

It is in our Declaration of Independence that we read:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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Calling the United States Armed Forces- Voice Mail

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

LOL this is funny.

......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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Taliban Rejects UN and Obama's Idea To Buy Them Off

Taliban rejects UN’s idea to buy them off in Afghanistan


KABUL, Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban described an international effort to include moderate insurgents in the national reconstruction effort as misguided.

On Thursday London hosted an international conference on Afghanistan, bringing Afghan President Hamid Karzai together with world leaders, including U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The delegates at the conference announced a plan to bring low- and mid-level Taliban into the international effort to rebuild Afghanistan. The effort is modeled in part on the Sons of Iraq program, where Washington put insurgents on its payroll to fight the growing al-Qaida influence in Iraq. The Taliban discounted the effort, saying it was a trick by the international community, Pakistani newspaper The News International reports.

“They think the mujahedin will be enticed by money or by positions of power,” a Taliban statement read. ”Such thoughts are baseless and futile and have no truth.”
Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to the region, said there was no discussion of an amnesty for the Taliban, stressing the immediate aim was to end the fighting. The Taliban statement said that the only way to end the conflict in Afghanistan was through the departure of foreign military forces.

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

This was 0bama's .......Cash for Terrorists program.

The barbarians told them to pound sand.

They want to 'win the hearts and minds' = and still haven't a clue what these people, their beliefs and culture is about. They don't 'hate us because we're rich" and have things they don't. They don't WANT material wealth and modernization. They want to live their barbaric ways - and kill infidels, bring back the Caliphate - and kill infidels, enslave women - and kill infidels, etc.

Of course, that doesn't concern Barack Hussein Obama = he's not on the infidel side of the fence.

This is why the new Rules of Engagement that have given the Taliban the advantage and resulted, since last spring, in more troops killed each month than since the first year of the war.

Obama is making kissy face with them at the expense - their very lives - of our troops.

Obama talked about paying off the Taliban last October ( 2009) - and no one paid attention. He said there were no more terrorist in Afghanistan - well, “no more than 100 in the whole county” (he calls only al Qaeda terrorists, not the Taliban, and he said so... and no one paid attention.

When he finally spoke about the ‘Christmas Bomber” and finally, for the first time,said “we are at War. .. with al Qaeda” and didn't mention Taliban - no one paid attention.

When Coakley, in a debate with Brown in Massachusetts, said about AFghanistan:”There are no more terrorists in Afghanistan! The terrorists are all gone!” - some people paid attention but put it down to her ignorance. They didn't connect it to obama’s theme, that the Taliban are not terrorists.

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Middle School Investigates Flu Shot

SignsOn San Diego news


The San Ysidro School District is investigating how a 13-year-old middle school student received the H1N1 flu vaccination last week over her objections and against the will of her parents.

Jose Gomez, 39, said he signed a form last November stating his daughter, a student at San Ysidro Middle School, was not to get a shot and reaffirmed that position to two people last week. The school provided vaccinations on Thursday.

District Nurse Anita Gillchrest said she investigated the incident and has forwarded a report to Superintendent Manuel Paul, but she said she could not reveal the details.

Gomez said San Ysidro Middle School officials insisted he sign a consent form even though he did not want his daughter to receive the vaccination. He said he was instructed to write “refuse” on the form and turn it in, which he did.

Nonetheless, his daughter was pulled from class to get the vaccination. She advised the security guard who escorted her to the vaccination area that she was not supposed to get the shot and was told that maybe “her mom changed her mind,” Gomez said.

The girl also told the woman providing the vaccines from the county health department that she was not supposed to receive the shot, Gomez said.
“According to their safety guidelines, if any child said ‘No,’ they were supposed to contact the parent,” Gomez said. “My daughter said no and they didn’t bother to contact me or my wife.”
Gomez said he did not want his daughter to receive the vaccination because he did not know what the solution contained and because his youngest daughter has allergic reactions to vaccinations.
“I didn’t want to risk it,” Gomez said. “Everyone gives you a different story about this vaccine and it’s scary.”

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

I am glad they are investigating this. This cannot be allowed to happen and if they let it slide it will happen again.

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

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January 28, 2010

Justice Alito Mouths 'not true' During Obama's Speech ~ Kudos to Justice Alito!

Justice Alito mouths 'not true'


POLITICO's Kasie Hunt, who's in the House chamber, reports that Justice Samuel Alito mouthed the words "not true" when President Barack Obama criticized the Supreme Court's campaign finance decision.

"Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections," Obama said. "Well I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities. They should be decided by the American people, and that’s why I’m urging Democrats and Republicans to pass a bill that helps to right this wrong."

The shot of the black-robed Supreme Court justices, stone-faced, was priceless.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) stood up behind the justices and clapped vigorously while Alito shook his head and quietly mouthed his discontent.

Schumer and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md) are trying to find a way to legislate around the Supreme Court decision.

"All you have to do is read the dissent, the four justices who said this will defintely open the floodgates to big corporate special interests. Anybody who thinks that's not true is out of touch with the American political process." Van Hollen said.

Van Hollen told POLITICO he expects to unveil the package in the next 10 days to two weeks.

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) was glad the president called out the Supreme Court.

"He [Alito] deserved to be criticized, if he didn't like it he can mouth whatever they want," Weiner said. "These Supreme Court justices sometimes forget that we live in the real world. They got a real world reminder tonight, if you make a boneheaded decision, someone's going to call you out on it."

But one conservative legal expert took sides with Alito .

“The President’s swipe at the Supreme Court was a breach of decorum, and represents the worst of Washington politics — scapegoating ‘special interest’ bogeymen for all that ails Washington in attempt to silence the diverse range of speakers in our democracy,” said Bradley A. Smith, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, in The Corner blog on


Sean Hannity talking with Sarah Palin tonight about President Obama's berating of the Supreme Court during his State of the Union Address. They watched a clip of Justice Alito shaking his head and mouthing "Not true" when Obama slammed the Court's decision to allow American Corporations to have free speech rights in political campaigns.

Afterwards, Palin criticized Obama's behavior in "embarrassing the court" during the speech, and said he was not "respecting the Separation of Powers" in doing so.


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

This is going to get big very, very fast. Already on Drudge, Politico, and NRO within 10 minutes of completion of speech! The people will be behind Alito on this one, not the pretender in chief.

This has to be the most ignorant idiot! To chastise the SCOTUS in front of anyone, especially a national audience is unbelievable!

Besides the shots at President Bush and the Republican’s - Obama offended the military and the Justices of the Supreme Court sitting right in front of him. What an arrogant asshole - I hope he is made to regret these moves last night.

That makes 2 speeches where his audience has called him a liar....GOD Bless Joe Wilson and Justice Alito.

Here is where Obama calls for repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy. Watch the reaction from the invited members of our military.


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MSNBC Chris Matthews Says He "Forgot For An Hour That Barack Obama Was Black" ~ OMG!

MSNBC hack Chris Matthews says he forgot for an hour that Barack Obama was black.

The tingle appears to be back for Chris Matthews, for shortly after Barack Obama finished his State of the Union address Wednesday, the "Hardball" host said he forgot the President was black.

Speaking with fellow MSNBCers Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann, Matthews gushed, "You know, I was trying to think about who he was tonight, and it's interesting: He is post-racial by all appearances."

He then amazingly added, "You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour"

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

The libs are so focused on ethnicity and skin color. Matthews reveals himself to be obsessed with race. Chris Matthews continues to embarrass himself, but he’s so far gone he doesn’t know it or care.

Imagine if a real journalist who doesn't deliver the KoolAid said this???

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A Numbers Breakdown Of The SOTU: Obama Refers To Himself 114 Times

A numbers breakdown of the SOTU: Obama refers to himself 114 times

The Examiner...Tampa Bay

Any speech from President Obama is guaranteed to include numerous references to himself, blaming George Bush, and creating straw men. Wednesday night's State of the Union was no different.

By my count from watching the speech, here is a numbers breakdown of Obama's first State of the Union:

114 - The staggering number of times Obama referred to himself. He said "I" 96 times, and used "my" or "me" 18 times. For example: "When I ran for president, I promised I wouldn't just do what was popular, I would do what was necessary." Barack Obama's favorite person is still Barack Obama.

86 - Times Obama was interrupted by applause, almost always by his fellow Democrats.

70 - The number of minutes the speech took.

13 - Stories of people that may or may not exist, in an attempt to personalize his speech. Examples: "The window manufacturer in Philadelphia", "the struggling small business owner who wrote to me", and "the eight year old boy in Louisiana."

10 - Times Obama blamed his own failures on George W. Bush. Instead of owning up to his own failures, Obama must constantly try to remind people that the problems were there before he got into office. Example: "That's what we did for eight years."

4 - Attacks on Wall Street or bankers. There is always a bogeyman that the Democrats must blame for the country's woes. Along with George Bush, the current evil entity is Wall Street.

4 - Arguments with straw men. Obama loves to debate with people who do not have a forum. He is able to get his point across and we are not allowed to hear from the other side. Examples: "Those that disagree" and "some on the right."

1 - Moderation from his ultra-liberal agenda. He actually showed a willingness toward more opening America's vast, untapped oil resources. "It means making tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development." Despite the Brown-out in Massachusetts, Obama has not learned the lesson that America rejects his leftist policies.

0 - New ideas. It was the same old agenda from Obama. He wants health care reform, another stimulus, cap and trade. He remains tone deaf to the U.S. electorate.

0 - Changes in ObamaCare. He repeatedly praised the plan and said it must be passed. The main fault he found in it was that he "didn't explain it more clearly." Obama said he would listen to new ideas, but the ideas of tort reform and allowing insurance purchases across state lines are not new. He refused to listen to them before.

0 - Lessons learned from the failure of Porkulus. Yesterday, we found out the $787 billion dollar plan actually cost $862 billion. It failed miserably on its promise to keep unemployment below 8 percent. Now, Obama wants a new "jobs plan".

0 - Focus on national security. There was no discussion of Guantanamo Bay, terrorist detainees being tried on U.S. soil, or the Flight 253 terror attempt.


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

This article says 114 times, and Breitbart counted 132 times. With all of the I’s and me’s, it’s hard to keep track.

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Executive Order By Obama For States To Adopt Laws Limiting Use Of National Guard Units...

States' rights rebellion over National Guard

Lawmakers fight to keep governors, not president, in control of troops


Responding to an executive order by President Obama, a new push is under way for states to adopt laws limiting the use of their National Guard units unless there is an invasion, insurrection or other limited circumstance.

As WND reported, Obama's order establishes a new "Council of Governors" designated to advise on the "synchronization and integration of state and federal military activities in the United States."

The recent order, posted on the White House website, was accompanied by the explanation that the group is to work "to protect our nation against all types of hazards." It comes just weeks after the president issued a similarly obscure order vastly expanding INTERPOL's privileges in the U.S.

The White House said the new council is to include governors and administration officials to review "such matters as involving the National Guard of the various states; homeland defense, civil support; synchronization and integration of state and federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities."

However, there was no definition of the group's authority. Can the council recommend "military activities" and can the governors, who already are in command of their own state guard units, mandate activities outside of their areas of jurisdiction? The White House did not respond to WND questions on the issue.

Now the Tenth Amendment Center is recommending a model legislation that states can use to limit the activities of their own National Guard members.

The model legislation states: "The governor shall withhold or withdraw approval of the transfer of the National Guard to federal control in the absence of: a) A military invasion of the United States, or b) An insurrection, or c) A calling forth of the guard by the federal government in a manner provided for by Congress to execute the laws of the union, provided that said laws were made in pursuance of the delegated powers in the Constitution of the United States, or d) A formal declaration of war from Congress."

The organization said the requests to state legislatures already have begun with a letter on the issue dispatched by Walt Garlington, founder of the Louisiana State Sovereignty Committee, to state Rep. Brett F. Geymann.

"I ask you to once again take up the cause of states' rights and protect Louisiana from this latest unconstitutional action coming from Washington, D.C.," the letter said. "Please introduce a bill reasserting the governor's power over Louisiana's National Guard to counteract the EO issued by Pres. Obama."
The model legislation proposed by the Tenth Amendment Center says the law is, "For the purpose of requiring the governor to withhold or withdraw approval of the transfer of this state's National Guard to federal control in the absence of an explicit authorization adopted by the federal government in pursuance of the powers delegated to the federal government in Article I, Section 8, Clause 15 of the U.S. Constitution."
It cites U.S. Constitution provisions that Congress has the power to provide for "calling forth the militia" to "execute the laws of the union," or to suppress insurrections or repel invasions.
The proposal cites Daniel Webster's statement in 1814 to Congress, "It will be the solemn duty of the state governments to protect their own authority over their own militia, and to interpose between their citizens and arbitrary power. These are among the objects for which the state governments exist."

The White House said the new panel was called for in the Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act and will include 10 governors picked by the president as well as the Coast Guard commandant and other officials from the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies.

The White House announcement said the council "will provide an invaluable senior administration forum for exchanging views with state and local officials on strengthening our national resilience and the homeland defense and civil support challenges facing our nation today and in the future."

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

There sure is a lot going on behind the scenes. Federal government telling the States what to do. I don't think this will stand up to any level of judicial scrutiny. It is unConstitutional and a perversion of what States Rights are. Tyranny is on the table.

I might be wrong ,but I thought the National Guard has not been under the States control since at least WWII.

I hope some conservatives are keeping track of all of the directives that will need to be reversed when this guy gets thrown out.

Our National Guard is made up of some of the finest patriots in the country. If these idiots on the Left think that these brave men and women would do their nefarious bidding, they have another think coming.

....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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Nancy Pelosi Saying She Has The Votes To Pass Healthcare

Nancy Pelosi announced today that Democrats have enough votes to pass health care.

Nancy Pelosi floats two-track health reform


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday floated the idea of a two-track plan for health care reform — with Congress pursuing easier-to-pass incremental changes now and comprehensive reform later.

“We believe that it’s possible to have comprehensive health care reform as we go forward, but at the same time, it can be on another track where some things can just be passed outside of that legislation, and we’ll be doing both,” Pelosi said in an interview with POLITICO.

Though the Democrats’ loss of Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat has complicated efforts to get the 60 votes they need for a sweeping health care bill, Pelosi insisted that comprehensive reform is still on the agenda.

“We have to get it done,” the speaker said. “What the process is doesn’t matter. The outcome is what is important, and what it means to working families in America.”

Asked whether piecemeal changes could come before comprehensive reform, Pelosi said:

“Some may. It just depends on how long it takes for the comprehensive to go. But it doesn’t mean that the comprehensive isn’t moving. It is essential. If everyone loved their health insurance in the country — and you know they don’t — we would still have to do this for financial reasons.”

The two prongs in Pelosi's strategy aren't mutually exclusive; party leaders have no plans to abandon their push for a sweeping health care bill, aides said Wednesday, but the speaker would like to move items that are popular with her members - and wouldn't qualify under fast-track rules that require a simple 51-vote majority in the Senate.

With health care at a standstill, House Democrats are already preparing to force a floor vote on one of the provisions most targeted to the insurance industry - a repeal of a 1945 antitrust exemption which critics contend has allowed the companies to collude in the marketplace. The provision is widely popular among House Democrats and even has support in the Senate.

The precise timing is not yet resolved, but the idea would be to essentially pull out that section of the House-passed health care bill and bring it to the floor as stand-alone legislation in the next two weeks, people familiar said.

Apart from the politics of forcing an anti-industry vote, the strategy also serves Pelosi’s purposes since the anti-trust language is not something that would survive in any case if Democrats were to ultimately use Senate “fast-track” reconciliation rules to break the impasse on comprehensive reform.

The speaker has offered this idea in closed-door caucus meetings in the wake of the Massachusetts special election, sources said.

In Wednesday’s interview, Pelosi reiterated that ramming the existing Senate bill through the House is not an option.

“There is no support in my caucus in the present form, at this time, for the Senate bill,” she said. “I don’t see that as an option. But I do think that we’re in range to make some improvements in it that will make it more affordable for the middle class, which is essential. Hold the insurance companies more accountable. Those two things are essential to us.”


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

These socialists are determined to cram this commie plan down our throats. It doesn’t matter what the majority of Americans want. They want everyone dependent on the all powerful government.

She is utterly and totally delusional. Apparently, depends upon the day and week, huh Pelosi?

After Scott Brown won, just last week and into early this week Pelosi was espousing she DID NOT have the votes!

No intelligent person wants any part of this crap.

If this EVER passes the country is permanently SCREWED.These programs become amended and change into a giant cancerous disease that kills freedom and liberty.

I think her statement is more to bolster confidence in her caucus than anything else. Reid already said it’s not a priority, so bye-bye.

From my email from conservative alerts:

“ALERT: I just read an email from the radical left-wing organization, They are writing to their minions, and this is what they’re saying:

“Congressional leaders will decide within days whether to finish reform-or not. So we’re launching a massive nationwide call-in effort today to send an overwhelming message to Capitol Hill: voters want their elected representatives to stand up and deliver, and the first step is passing real, comprehensive health care reform this year.”

A few days before that, I read an email from another far-left group, headed by former leaders of both and Barack Obama’s campaign. They, too, wrote to their followers, saying, “Momentum is growing for Congress to pass the public health insurance option by using a Senate procedure that only needs 51 votes instead of 60. Can you add your name telling Democrats to be bolder — and pass a bill with the public option?”’

We can't let our guard down and we need to keep calling our congresspersons and U.S. Senators, and write letters to the editor.

If they do this with reconciliation and 51 votes...there will be lynch mobs. Don't these fools know 60-70% do NOT want this!

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A Stirring Tribute by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North USMC (Ret)

This video tribute on the front lines is the story of true patriots, told by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North at the NRA Annual Meetings in 2009. It's a stirring profile of the spirited, courageous guardians of our precious freedoms. America's best .


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

This is soooo awesome! It gave me goosebumps! Thank you Oliver North. And a HUGE thank you to all of our troops and Veterans.


....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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1. You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to liquor.

2. You own a $3,000 machine gun, but you can't afford shoes.

3. You have more wives than teeth.

4. You wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon "unclean."

5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.

6. You can't think of anyone you haven't declared Jihad against.

7. You consider television dangerous, but carry explosives in your clothing.

8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.

9. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least four.

10. You've always had a crush on your neighbor's goat.

11. Your cousin is president of the United States

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

LOL hahahaha this is so funny. If I had the nerve or more nerve then I already jhave...hahaha I would send this to Obama. heh heh But I am too busy to sit down with the men in balck's visit if Obama gets upset. haha

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

tuy hoa nah trang duc pho chu lai
Dec 66 - Dec 67

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Rep. Stephen Lynch ( Democrat - Mass.) Blasts Tim Geithner

Rep. Stephen Lynch ( Democrat - Mass.) blasts Tim Geithner during a session of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

A little history about this:

Geithner had AIG hide details about payments to banks

Houston Chronicle

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, then led by Timothy Geithner, told American International Group Inc. to withhold details from the public about the bailed-out insurer's payments to banks during the depths of the financial crisis, e-mails between the company and its regulator show.

AIG said in a draft of a regulatory filing that the insurer paid banks, which included Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Societe Generale SA, 100 cents on the dollar for credit-default swaps they bought from the firm. The New York Fed crossed out the reference, according to the e-mails, and AIG excluded the language when the filing was made public on Dec. 24, 2008. The e-mails were obtained by Representative Darrell Issa, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The New York Fed took over negotiations between AIG and the banks in November 2008 as losses on the swaps, which were contracts tied to subprime home loans, threatened to swamp the insurer weeks after its taxpayer-funded rescue. The regulator decided that Goldman Sachs and more than a dozen banks would be fully repaid for $62.1 billion of the swaps, prompting lawmakers to call the AIG rescue a “backdoor bailout” of financial firms.
“It appears that the New York Fed deliberately pressured AIG to restrict and delay the disclosure of important information,” said Issa, a California Republican. Taxpayers “deserve full and complete disclosure under our nation's securities laws, not the withholding of politically inconvenient information.” President Barack Obama selected Geithner as Treasury secretary, a post he took last year.

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

The most corrupt administration we have ever seen. This administration is criminal. This conduct makes Enron look like child’s play.

The way I understand it, AIG was the designated patsy. They were demonized. Their bonuses were cursed. They had ACORN sent after their executives to mount protests.

Meantime, all they were really doing was to pass the money THROUGH AIG to Goldman Sachs, J. P. Morgan, and a couple of other banks who were their political donors. Goldman Sachs made huge profits, not only on all the money passed through, but also on shorting AIG.

What they presumably told AIG was, “You play the patsy, or you’re going bankrupt and will spend the rest of your lives in jail.” So AIG rolled over and agreed to be demonized.

This wasn’t just Geithner. Obama was in it well before he became President. He was the second biggest recipient of donations from Goldman Sachs, after Chris Dodd.

All of this reminds me of a movie called , "The International".

Just one more thing of interest, Timmy Geithner’s dad, Peter, was Stanley Ann Dunham's boss. Stanley Ann Dunham is Barack Hussein 0bama's mother.

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January 27, 2010

Pre-State of the Union Address



State of the Union (Blast Email from DNC)

On Wednesday evening, President Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address. It comes at a critical moment.

We must regroup, refocus, and re-engage on the vital work ahead. So let's watch it together at a State of the Union Watch Party in your neighborhood.

We've hit some serious bumps in the road recently in our march toward change. We always knew it would be difficult, but this past week has definitely been a hard one, for all of us.

But this movement didn't come so far without making it through some challenging times. It's at moments like these when we need you most. People are hurting. Our country is at a crossroads, and in communities like yours all across America we must all fight for the progress our families and businesses need to thrive.

The President's resolve has never been stronger to keep fighting for health insurance reform, for lasting job creation, and to rein in the big banks and fight the undue influence of lobbyists. Wednesday's speech will be a pivotal moment for us all to get on the same page and continue the fight together.

In just two days, OFA supporters like you will be gathering at State of the Union Watch Parties in living rooms and community centers across the country. You can share ideas and experiences -- and I'll be joining on the phone for a special strategy huddle before the speech.

Find and RSVP for a State of the Union Watch Party near you:

I hope you can join us,

David Plouffe

P.S. -- Volunteers have set up hundreds of Watch Parties over the last few days. But if there isn't one yet near you, just sign up to host one yourself. It's easy and fun, local OFA organizers will help you with any questions you have, and it's an incredibly important way to let supporters near you be part of the action:

Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee -- 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.


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

Obama is still running for President. It sounds like he hasn't gotten elected yet! This group of posers are in the final throes of desperation.

“P.S. — Volunteers have set up hundreds of Watch Parties over the last few days. But if there isn’t one yet near you, just sign up to host one yourself. It’s easy and fun”

Can you imagine opening up your home for the collection of misfits, psychotics, and leftist loonies who would show up for something like this? You’d have to count your silverware before anyone left and then fumigate the place once they were out.

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Indonesian Group Wants Obama Statue Torn Down

Indonesians, who welcomed Barack Obama as one of their own two years ago, now want a statue commemorating his Jakarta school years to be removed, a sign the U.S. president's global appeal may be waning.

Indonesian group wants Obama statue torn down



Indonesian authorities said Monday they are considering a petition to tear down a statue of US President Barack Obama as a boy, only a month after the bronze was unveiled in Jakarta.

The statue of “Little Barry” — as Obama was known when he lived in the capital in the late 1960s — stands in central Jakarta’s Menteng Park, a short walk from the US president’s former elementary school.

Critics say the site should have been used to honour an Indonesian and 55,000 people have joined a page on social networking website Facebook calling for the statue to be removed.

“We’ve been discussing for the past two weeks what to do with the statue… whether to take it down, move it elsewhere or retain it. We’re finding the best solution,” Jakarta parks agency official Dwi Bintarto said.

The statue of Obama as a 10-year-old was installed in Menteng park in central Jakarta in December 2009 to mark the four years he attended a local primary school there while living in Jakarta.

A month later, a campaign to pull down the statue has gathered momentum in the world's most populous Muslim nation which not so long ago embraced Obama almost as a native son.

By Wednesday, a Facebook group called Take Down the Barack Obama Statue in Menteng Park had attracted over 55,500 members and local newspaper the Jakarta Post this week reported the group had filed a lawsuit to have the statue removed.

"Barack Obama has not yet made any important contribution to Indonesia and, if we may say, Obama has only ever eaten and defecated in Menteng," the Facebook group's page said.

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

They never should have put one up in the first place.

“Barack Obama has not yet made any important contribution to Indonesia and, if we may say, Obama has only ever eaten and defecated in Menteng,” the Facebook group’s page said.

Oh my gosh! LOL

And how bout we send him back to you and he can actively destroy your country instead of ours??? We should send them the original, so that he can do something for them. No returns, though.

Menteng is a wealthy subdistrict located in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. It is known as a neighborhood for bureaucrats, diplomats and the wealthy among Jakartans.

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Obama's Jobs Speech Last Week In Ohio~ He Refers To Himself 132 Times In ONE Speech!

You would think President Obama's jobs speech would be about the American people and reviving the economy. Think again....

Obama referred to himself 132 times in last week’s Ohio speech

Americans for Prosperity that counts the number of times President Obama mentioned himself in a recent "Jobs" Speech he delivered in Ohio. The number - 132 times! This despite the fact that in the speech, he actually said, "It's not about me."

They also counted the number of times he mentioned "taxpayers" - 2; "Tax Cuts" - 2; "Small Business" - 8.

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

Obamanation narcissist is beyond embarrassment — he’s incapable of being embarrassed since he dwells so exclusively in his own feverish self-adoration.

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Busted! Obama Praise Planted In U.S. Newspapers


Busted! Obama praise planted in U.S. newspapers

Bogus messages from 'president's supporters' infest American print


Obama supporters are flooding newspapers with pro-Obama letters purportedly from average citizens – with duplicate messages appearing in more than 70 publications across the nation.

One writer identified as "Ellie Light" has published identical form letters in newspapers around the country. Sabrina Eaton of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Light claims to have different hometowns within the respective newspaper readership areas. Each letter is nearly identical in grammar, style and subject.

"Today, the president is being attacked as if he'd promised that our problems would wash off in the morning. He never did," she writes. "It's time for Americans to realize that governing is hard work, and that a president can't just wave a magic wand and fix everything."

The following is Light's letter posted on USA Today's website in which she lists Long Beach, Calif., as her home:


A similar letter appeared in Alabama's Huntsville Times, signed Ellie J. Light. But this time the woman claims to be from Huntsville:

In numerous letters, Ellie Light lists various hometowns in at least 31 states and the District of Columbia.

The Patterico's Pontifications blog posted links to 65 local publications, three national publications and two foreign publications that posted Light's letters. The blog invited readers to share additional links. Dozens of tips leading to additional publications are still pouring in.

The website noted that Obama "Astroturfers are coming out of the woodwork."

Aside from Light's messages, duplicate pro-Obama letters have been submitted to dozens of publications by writers identified as "Jan Chen," "Gloria Elle," "Cherry Jimenez," "Janet Leigh," "Earnest Gardner," "Jen Park," "Lars Deerman," "John F. Stott," "Gordon Adams," "Nancy Speed," "Sheila Price," "Clarence Ndangam," "Vernetta Mason," "Greg Mitchell," "Ermelinda Giurato," "J. Scott Piper," "Robert Vander Molen" and "Terri Reese."

Just as news of Light's duplicate messages broke, readers began finding various letters written by "Mark Spivey," a man who simultaneously claims to live in San Diego, Calif., and Naples, Fla. His pro-Obama letter, "Considering Afghanistan," was published by the Minnesota Daily, the Baltimore Chronicle, the San Diego Union-Tribune and Naples News.

~ snipet ~

The blogosphere is buzzing with speculation about the true identities of pro-Obama letter writers. Some comments include the following:

Anyone agree that this Ellie Light is none other than the POTUS (president of the United States) himself?

What we have here is a real mystery. Not! The White House pays people to do this. There are Obama "supporters" paid to post on lots of sites. You can recognize the names and the talking points that the White House is putting out. … That is what they are paid to do. Fool the press into thinking that Obama is not tanking.

A new low for Obama, writing his own letters in support of himself.

I guess we know what Anita Dunn is now doing these days.

Rahm Emanuel is my guess.

She probably works for ACORN.

Ellie is obviously Robert Gibbs' alter ego.

It's George Soros! They finally found him! The one real supporter of "hero" Obama has gone underground as a female citizen. Wow!

It's definitely organized, and I'm not surprised by the lies and phoniness of it all. That's how the president and Democratic Party operate.

Why would Obama need letters in newspapers making excuses for the horrible job he's doing? He's already got most of the mainstream media covering for him and singing his praises like Obama was a religion seven evenings a week.

This administration is becoming more and more of a carnival show with every passing day: It's rigged. Nothing is real, and in the end it costs you a lot of money and you walk away with some worthless little prize.

You know, it never ceases to amaze me, the depths Obots have plunged my former party. You'd think I would be used to it by now, but no. You take another nosedive every two weeks or so.

Ellie Light = Keith Olbermann.



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

Good grief! Desperation if it is Obama. I would not put it past him to do this or have someone do 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

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Anger All Around For Democratic Leaders

Anger all around for Democratic leaders (sweet)


Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will be all smiles as the president arrives at the Capitol for his State of the Union speech Wednesday night, but the happy faces can’t hide relationships that are fraying and fraught.

The anger is most palpable in the House, where Pelosi and her allies believe Obama’s reluctance to stake his political capital on health care reform in mid-2009 contributed to the near collapse of negotiations now.

But sources say there’s also bad blood between Reid and White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, and relations between Democrats in the House and Democrats in the Senate are hovering between thinly veiled disdain and outright hostility.

In a display of contempt unfathomable in the feel-good days after Obama’s Inauguration, freshman Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) stood up at a meeting with Pelosi last week to declare: “Reid is done; he’s going to lose” in November, according to three people who were in the room.

Titus denied Tuesday evening that she had singled out Reid, but she acknowledged that she said Democrats would be “f—-ed” if they failed to heed the lessons of Massachusetts, where Republican Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat last week.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), a Pelosi ally, took his shots at the Senate on Fox radio Tuesday, describing the Senate as the “House of Lords” and accusing senators of failing to “understand that those of us that go out there every two years stay in touch with the American people.”

On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters the legislative process in the Senate is “broken” — prompting Reid to later quip: “I could give you a few comments on how I feel about the House.”

Pelosi and her allies blame the collapsing health reform negotiations, in part, on Obama’s reluctance to sacrifice political capital to seal a final deal in mid-2009. House Democrats also resent that Emanuel and other White House officials forced them to take tough votes on cap and trade and health reform while allowing Reid and Senate Democrats months of fruitless frittering on the details.

“She’s mad at them, but she knows it’s time to move on,” said one Pelosi friend, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t cleared to speak on her behalf.

In recent days, Pelosi and her team have struck a new, tougher tone with the White House, resisting pressure to quickly accept the Senate’s health bill, even with assurances that it would later be altered.

House Democratic leaders were equally unimpressed by Obama’s vow to review his political operation and enlist 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe to help them stave off disaster in the midterm elections.

“I think it’s a careful dance because, obviously, she wants to stay constructive, at least as far as health care,” said a Democratic insider close to the House leaders. “For them to come around and, all of a sudden, order an ‘audit’ of the White House political operation, including the party committees, is laughable. At least they’re starting in the right place because the White House political operation is a disaster. Everybody, including the White House, is acknowledging that.”

Democrats say they’ve been completely focused on the danger of a populist backlash for months. One retiring Democrat — Rep. Marion Berry of Arkansas — told his local paper that Obama dismissed his concerns in a private meeting by saying the party would avoid a 1994-type debacle because of Obama’s personal popularity.

“The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me,’” Berry told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.”

Emanuel, several Senate and House aides said, hasn’t been shy about assigning blame, either. He’s been especially critical of moderate senators, including Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.), for wasting months negotiating with Republican senators, such as his friend Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

While shouldering some of the blame for the Massachusetts debacle, Emanuel has reportedly criticized Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Robert Menendez of New Jersey — and, on occasion, even Reid himself.

Reid and his staff were infuriated when they got word Emanuel was apparently telling associates the majority leader did too little to force Baucus to accelerate his work, according to two people familiar with the situation.

A White House official said that account “couldn’t be further from the truth,” adding that the Emanuel-Reid relationship “couldn’t be closer.”

For their part, Pelosi and Reid remain on good terms personally, aides to both said.

And if there’s any consolation for Obama, Pelosi and Reid, it’s that the bonfire of their expectations seems to illuminate the general path ahead: Dispense with health care as quickly as possible to focus on job creation and deficit reduction.

“They understand that tearing each other down is going to tear the whole party down,” said a senior House Democratic aide.

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

This is just lovely. Do you think Pelosi will be clapping her hands and jumping up and down like a jack-in-the-box during the Obumbler’s speech like she did before his other narcissistic performance in the House?

Crossing my fingers that Joe Wilson is warming up his pipes. heh heh

Democratic Underground are imploding bigtime!

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Chief of Staff Draws Fire From Left as Obama Falters

Chief of Staff Draws Fire From Left as Obama Falters

The Wall Street Journal

Barack Obama's liberal backers have a long list of grievances. The Guantanamo Bay prison is still open. Health care hasn't been transformed. And Wall Street banks are still paying huge bonuses.

But they are directing their anger less at Mr. Obama than at the man who works down the hall from him. Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, they say, is the prime obstacle to the changes they thought Mr. Obama's election would bring.

The friction was laid bare in August when Mr. Emanuel showed up at a weekly strategy session featuring liberal groups and White House aides. Some attendees said they were planning to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were balking at Mr. Obama's health-care overhaul.

"F—ing retarded," Mr. Emanuel scolded the group, according to several participants. He warned them not to alienate lawmakers whose votes would be needed on health care and other top legislative items.

The antipathy reflects deep dissatisfaction on the Democratic left with Mr. Obama's first year in office, and represents a fracturing of the relationship between the president and the political base that mobilized to elect him. A little more than one year ago, Mr. Obama's victory led some to predict an era of Democratic dominance.

The anger on the left shows that Mr. Obama is caught in an internal battle over both the course of his administration and the Democratic Party.

Many in the party, particularly in the wake of the loss last week of a Massachusetts Senate seat, contend that the White House should chart a centrist approach focusing on the economy. They point to polls showing Mr. Obama's approval rating among independent voters has dropped by nearly 20 percentage points since early last year.

The left has gotten some of what it wanted: a ban on torture, an expansion of children's health insurance and an equal-pay law for women. But liberal activists say those and other measures add up to far less than what they expected.

Cenk Uygur, a liberal talk-radio host, calls Mr. Emanuel "Barack Obama's Dick Cheney." One group has run ads against Mr. Emanuel in his hometown of Chicago. And Jane Hamsher, a prominent liberal blogger, is going after Mr. Emanuel's service—10 years ago—on the board of housing-finance giant Freddie Mac.

For the president, Mr. Emanuel is a useful foil, playing a role akin to that of James Baker, who absorbed attacks from unhappy conservatives while chief of staff to Ronald Reagan. Mr. Emanuel is a centrist cut from the Bill Clinton mold, and his presence is useful as the president tries to cut deals with centrists and conservatives.

The unrest among liberals comes at a perilous political time. Party strategists worry that anger on the left could depress turnout in this year's midterm elections and cost the party congressional seats and state governorships. The most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC survey found 55% of Republicans "very interested" in the November elections, compared with 38% of Democrats.

The tension between Mr. Emanuel and liberals has spurred speculation that he might leave the White House, perhaps to run for office again, something he denies.

~ snipet ~

There have been reports of tension between Mr. Emanuel and Ms. Jarrett, who is more ideologically in tune with the liberal base and close with the Obama family, but several people who have worked with the two say they get along fine.

Matthew Rothschild, editor of the Progressive, an antiwar magazine, wrote this month that Mr. Emanuel has "delivered defeat" for Mr. Obama and should be fired.

The president, he wrote, "needs a chief of staff with the wisdom to help point him down a bold, progressive path."

Mr. Emanuel responds with a reference to the party's base: "They like the president, and that's all that counts."

Allies say the chief of staff's strategy is purely realistic, that compromise is required in order to pass legislation. Mr. Emanuel's defenders note that Mr. Obama campaigned as a pragmatist who would value bipartisanship over ideology.

On health care, Mr. Emanuel negotiated with Republicans, pharmaceutical and health-insurance companies.

He also supported Congress dropping liberal ideas that didn't have enough support, in particular the "public option," a provision in which the government would provide health insurance for a large swath of the population. "Rahm's approach, like the president, is not ideological. It's practical," says Bruce Reed, chief executive of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council and a frequent recipient of Mr. Emanuel's phone calls. "The administration's strategy has been to pass health-care reform, not die trying."

John Podesta, president of the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank with close ties to the White House, says he hears the griping about Mr. Emanuel's health-care strategy all the time, even in his own organization. "He's a pretty skilled practitioner of what it takes to get something done on Capitol Hill," he says. "But by moving in that direction, they've paid a big price on the public side, and the bill is unpopular and misunderstood."

"It's better if everyone on the outside is mad at the chief of staff than mad at the president," adds Mr. Podesta, a chief of staff to President Clinton.

While a number of Mr. Emanuel's predecessors, including Messrs. Baker and Podesta, were considered skilled gatekeepers for their bosses, Mr. Emanuel's résumé is somewhat unique: previous White House experience, a short spell as an investment banker, six years in the House as a representative from Illinois, responsibility for setting national campaign strategy for House races and a reputation as a brass-knuckled enforcer.

From his early days in Washington, Mr. Emanuel, who is 50 years old, was more interested in legislative and political victories than ideological warfare, say friends and critics alike. He saw himself as a "New Democrat," identifying with party centrists who were embroiled in an ideological struggle with liberals. As a senior adviser in the Clinton White House, Mr. Emanuel supported the president's tactic of "triangulation," in which Mr. Clinton joined forces with Republicans to push an overhaul of welfare, crime and illegal-immigration policies.

After winning a House seat in 2002, he was chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and was credited with delivering the majority for his party in the 2006 elections. His strategy was to recruit conservative Democrats to run in Republican-leaning districts.

Within weeks of taking up his White House post, Mr. Emanuel was shuttling between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to resolve disagreements over the $787 billion economic-stimulus package. The legislation angered Republicans, but also irked the left, which regarded the package as too small and complained that Mr. Emanuel was intent on negotiating with the party's more conservative members.

Activists and former campaign staff members watched with dismay as Mr. Emanuel and his team pursued a traditional Washington style of Capitol Hill negotiations and deal making. Activists on the left had hoped the administration would use Mr. Obama's grass-roots campaign network, Organizing for America, and its email list with 13 million names to pressure lawmakers into adopting a more left-leaning agenda, such as pushing for universal health-care coverage.

House aides describe Mr. Emanuel's role in legislative negotiations as more involved than any chief of staff in recent times. During tense House votes on the stimulus package, climate-change legislation and health care, Mr. Emanuel barraged skittish members with phone calls and BlackBerry messages. In one case, he tracked down a Democratic member in the showers at the House gym to make sure he was an aye vote, says one congressional aide.

By the spring, civil libertarians and others were pushing the White House to roll back Bush-era antiterrorism policies on matters ranging from Guantanamo Bay to torture. In meetings of senior advisers, Mr. Emanuel was often the loudest voice questioning the wisdom of such changes, according to a participant in the discussions. His concern wasn't so much the substance of the policy, but the political consequences, this person says.

On May 19, civil-liberties advocates joined Mr. Obama, Mr. Emanuel and other aides for a meeting at the White House. They aired their frustrations with the president's policies. The president listened and asked questions.

Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, who attended the meeting, says he had grown suspicious of Mr. Emanuel, who as a congressman had a largely pro-ACLU voting record. Mr. Romero says he noticed a shift when Mr. Emanuel became "consigliere at the White House," where he focuses "less on the policy outcomes and more on maintaining a Democratic agenda that will keep the party in power."

~ snipet~

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

After what we have been seeing these last few weeks, I really think it will be the Left that will be the final destroyers of Obama and his administration. They will be the ones who will pushing the hardest when the impeachment articles come down. Rahm is the kind of person that is not liked by anyone either in Obama's group or when he was with the Clinton's.

Obama is too Left for us, but not Leftist-in-action enough for them. They'll eat him alive.

You’re through, Obama. Resign and go back to hustling on the south side of Chicago and take your Rahm with you.

....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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Charles Krauthammer on President Obama’s Proposed Budget Cuts

Obama to seek freeze on part of budget


Facing voter anger over mounting budget deficits, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to freeze spending for some domestic programs for three years beginning in 2011, administration officials said Monday. Separately, Obama unveiled plans to help a middle class "under assault" pay its bills, save for retirement and care for kids and aging parents.

The spending freeze would apply to a relatively small portion of the federal budget, affecting a $477 billion pot of money available for domestic agencies whose budgets are approved by Congress each year. Some of those agencies could get increases, others would have to face cuts; such programs got an almost 10 percent increase this year. The federal budget total was $3.5 trillion.


Charles Krauthammer on President Obama’s proposed budget cuts:

“It’s not a hatchet. It’s not a scalpel. It’s a Q-tip. It’s a fraud. This is a minuscule amount. Remember it excludes defense, homeland security, veteran’s affairs. It excludes all of the entitlements which are 60% of the budget. And, it excludes stimuli past and future, the nearly two-thirds of the trillion dollar stimulus that has not been spent. All of that is excluded. It excludes the trillion that would have been spent on health care if it would have been passed. What it is is a $15 billion reduction in a year 2011 in which the CBO has just announced we’re going to have a deficit of $1.35 trillion. It’s a rounding error. It’s lunch money.”



"What he doesn't tell you is that last year, their first year in office when they had a free ride in spending, they ratcheted up the spending for all of these departments astronomically an average of the last half of fiscal '09 and all of fiscal '10 an average about 20%, now that's huge 'cause normally year over year you increase a department's spending 3% or 4% especially with low inflation.
So for example, last year alone, they increased the EPA budget by 35%, so if you're instituting a freeze, what you're doing, you're ratcheting in, you're locking in the higher spending that Obama slid in last year...So what the freeze is doing essentially is the opposite of what it looks like, instead of reducing the spending, it's locking in these huge increases that were instituted last year"


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

This is a joke. They guy really thinks people are THAT stupid. He will save a few billion while working to borrow and spending another trillion....hello????

Is the whole DemoRAT party going to walk off the cliff with this “Carter-FDR hybrid on steroids”?

More lies, prevarication, and sleight of hand. The Hope N Change express keeps on rolling. More like the Hypocrisy Express!

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January 26, 2010

Dick Morris: Pelosi and Reid Plot Secret Plan for Obamacare

Dick Morris: Pelosi and Reid Plot Secret Plan for Obamacare

Highly informed sources on Capitol Hill have revealed to me details of the Democratic plan to sneak Obamacare through Congress, despite collapsing public approval for healthcare "reform" and disintegrating congressional support in the wake of Republican Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts.

President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid all have agreed to the basic framework of the plan.

Their plan is clever but can be stopped if opponents of radical healthcare reform act quickly and focus on a core group of 23 Democratic Congressman. If just a few of these 23 Democrats are "flipped" and decide to oppose the bill, the whole Obama-Pelosi-Reid stratagem falls apart.

Here's what I learned top Democrats are planning to implement.

Senate Democrats will go to the House with a two-part deal.

First, the House will pass the Senate's Obamacare bill that passed the Senate in December. The House leadership will vote on the Senate bill, and Pelosi will allow no amendments or modifications to the Senate bill.

How will Pelosi's deal fly with rambunctious liberal members of her majority who don't like the Senate bill, especially its failure to include a public option, put heavy fines on those who don't get insurance, and offering no income tax surcharge on the "rich"?

That's where the second part of the Pelosi-deal comes in.

Behind closed doors, Reid and Pelosi have agreed in principle that changes to the Senate bill will be made to satisfy liberal House members — but only after the Senate bill is passed and signed into law by Obama.

This deal will be secured by a pledge from Reid and the Senate's Democratic caucus that they will make "fixes" to the Senate bill after it becomes law with Obama's John Hancock.


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

This sounds like a coup, organized by the House Speaker an Majority leader, to subvert and defeat our Republic.

Socialists have proven throughout history that the cause of socialism outweigh the cause of freedom and democracy. Reid and Pelosi play by this rule as well. Any dems that go along with this scheme are just as bad.

They are really itching for a public uprising if they go this route.

Obama told an audience in Elyria, Ohio that he would still try to convince the American public to accept Obamacare.
He told the audience that "We're going to keep working to get this done with Democrats." He behaves as if the election of Republican Senator-elect Scott Brown had never taken place.

It is about taking our freedoms away with massive government control over our lives.

....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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U.N. Seeks to Drop Some Taliban From Terror List

The United Nations' Kai Eide said he hoped that moves would help lead to talks between Afghan officials and Taliban leaders.

U.N. Seeks to Drop Some Taliban From Terror List

NY Times

The leader of the United Nations mission here called on Afghan officials to seek the removal of at least some senior Taliban leaders from the United Nations’ list of terrorists, as a first step toward opening direct negotiations with the insurgent group.

In an interview, Kai Eide, the United Nations special representative, also implored the American military to speed its review of the roughly 750 detainees in its military prisons here — another principal grievance of Taliban leaders. Until recently, the Americans were holding those prisoners at a makeshift detention center at Bagram Air Base and refusing to release their names.
Together, Mr. Eide said he hoped that the two steps would eventually open the way to face-to-face talks between Afghan officials and Taliban leaders, many of whom are hiding in Pakistan. The two sides have been at an impasse for years over almost every fundamental issue, including the issue of talking itself.
“If you want relevant results, then you have to talk to the relevant person in authority,” Mr. Eide said. “I think the time has come to do it.”

Last week, the American envoy to the region signaled some willingness to allow the names of some Taliban to be taken off the list as long as they are not senior commanders responsible for atrocities or associated with Al Qaeda.

“A lot of the names don’t mean much to me,” Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, said last week in Kabul. “Some of the people on the list are dead, some shouldn’t be on the list and some are among the most dangerous people in the world.
“I would be all in favor of looking at the list on a case-by-case basis to see if there are people on the list who are on the list by mistake and should be removed, or in fact are dead,” he said.


Afghan president Hamid Karzai urges West to buy off the Taliban

Times online

The government will provide the Taliban and other insurgent groups who wish to respect the constitution a dignified way to renounce violence and peacefully reintegrate into their communities,” says a draft version of the plan.

The international community has insisted that key Taliban leaders such as Mullah Mohammed Omar would not be part of any such plan. “The red line is links to Al-Qaeda,” Miliband said. But the document offers “key leaders of the Taliban movement” an opportunity for amnesty and reintegration.

Aside from differences between nations over who to negotiate with, there is scant evidence that the Taliban wish to come in from the cold.

US officials admit that it was a bad tactical error for President Obama to cite a target date of July 2011 to start withdrawing troops in his speech announcing the surge.

The date, which was inserted by the White House at the last minute to assuage disgruntled Democrats, has led the Taliban and their backers in Pakistan to believe they just have to wait.

“The Taliban are telling the local population the Americans will be gone in 18 months and we’ll be in charge so you better not cross us or we’ll kill you,” said an adviser to General Stanley McChrystal, the US commander in Afghanistan


Wild Thing's commnet........

Why on earth drop any of the Taliban from a terror list. good grief!

"Afghan president Hamid Karzai urges West to buy off the Taliban"

Yeah, buy ‘em off with bullets. It’s blackmail and extortion all rolled into one. I can’t imagine a way it can turn out good for those who decide to pay them off, even once. You can’t buy off terrorists.

We all saw this coming when they started practicing “catch and release” with the local Taliban in Afghanistan. Troops were complaining that they would turn the Taliban prisoners over to Afghans, only to find them back on the battlefield again shortly.

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This Week's Top Jokes From America's Favorite Conservative Comedian

This Week's Top Jokes From America's Favorite Conservative Comedian

Human Events

by Evan Sayet

Well, we're now fully a quarter of the way( of a 4 year term) through the Obama administration and the Democrats are still blaming President Bush for all their failures. In fact, here in California, Barbara Boxer has proposed a new law to change the name of the San Andreas Fault to "It's All George Bush's Fault..."

...Democrats are truly talented people. It's amazing how they can point so many fingers while still having their hands out. All of this while somehow managing to give the American people the finger.

At the end of the first year of his presidency, many Americans are complaining that Obama has failed to keep his campaign promise to be transparent. I couldn't disagree more. Seems to me every day more and more people are seeing right through him.

You know, it might not be Obama's fault. Sometimes broken campaign promises are really just misunderstandings. It's true., Obama hasn't been "bi-partisan" but maybe that's not what he meant. Maybe he meant that, with things like the Louisiana Purchase and the Cornhusker Kickback, he was planning to buy partisans.

And now that the new year has arrived another of the President's ultimatums to the Iranians has come and gone with the White House taking no action. Perhaps, this too is a misunderstanding. You see, to Republicans, Iran is a noun. To Democrats, Iran is a verb.

Last week the Presidesnt promised that "the buck stops" with him on terrorism. I don't believe him. Not just because he's famously weak on terrorists, but, thanks to the Obama economy, no one has a buck left to pass.

Now the President is planning to try even more terrorists in the United States. If you think about it, Obama has brought more terrorists to America than Osama bin Laden.

The good news is that the terrorists aren't very smart. Like this last guy, who I call the "Eunuch Bomber." After all, if I believed I was about to go to heaven and meet up with seventy-two virgins, the last place I'd put the bomb is in the front of my pants.

And now that Obama has given the terrorists lawyers, you know some Johnny Cochrane-type is going to defend the Eunuch Bomber by saying "If the man can't sit, you must acquit."

Meanwhile, referring to Patrick Kennedy's repeatedly calling Martha Coakley "Marcia,: the headline in the Drudge Report read: "Kennedy Doesn't Even Know Her Name." Come on, give the guy a break. He's a Kennedy. By five o'clock he probably can't remember his own name.

...and, as the old saying goes, it's always five o'clock somewhere.


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

Good job!

Evan Sayet is also on Facebook if anyone would like to friend him. He is a god guy.


His 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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Too Much of a Bad Thing...Who’s panting for Obama speech number 412? Exactly no one! By Mark Steyn

Too Much of a Bad Thing Who’s panting for Obama speech number 412? Exactly no one

by Mark Steyn

o what went wrong? According to Barack Obama, the problem is he overestimated you dumb rubes’ ability to appreciate what he’s been doing for you. “That I do think is a mistake of mine,” the president told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “I think the assumption was if I just focus on policy, if I just focus on this provision or that law or if we’re making a good rational decision here, then people will get it.”

But you schlubs aren’t that smart. You didn’t get it. And Barack Obama is determined to see that you do. So the president has decided that he needs to start “speaking directly to the American people.”

Wait, wait! Come back! Don’t all stampede for the hills! He only gave (according to CBS News’s Mark Knoller) 158 interviews and 411 speeches in his first year. That’s more than any previous president — and maybe more than all of them put together. But there may still be some show out there that didn’t get its exclusive Obama interview — I believe the top-rated Grain & Livestock Prices Report — 4 a.m. Update with Herb Torpormeister on WZZZ-AM Dead Buzzard Gulch Junction’s Newstalk Leader is still waiting to hear back from the White House.

But what will the president be saying in all these extra interviews? In that interview about how he hadn’t given enough interviews, he also explained to George Stephanopoulos what that wacky Massachusetts election was all about:

“The same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office,” said Obama. “People are angry and they’re frustrated, not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years but what’s happened over the last eight years.”

Got it. People are so angry and frustrated at George W. Bush that they’re voting for Republicans. In Massachusetts. Boy, I can’t wait for that 159th interview.

Presumably, the president isn’t stupid enough actually to believe what he said. But it’s dispiriting to discover he’s stupid enough to think we’re stupid enough to believe it.

So who’s panting for that 412th speech? Not the American Left. As Paul Krugman, the New York Times’s “Conscience of a Liberal,” put it: “He Wasn’t The One We’ve Been Waiting For.”

Not the once-delirious Europeans, either. As the headline in Der Spiegel put it: “The World Bids Farewell to Obama.”

And not any beleaguered Democratic candidates trying to turn things around in volatile swing states like, er, Massachusetts. The Barack Obama who showed up last Sunday to help out Martha Coakley was a sad and diminished figure from the colossus of a year ago. He had nothing to say, but he said it anyway. As he did with his Copenhagen pitch for the Olympics, he put his personal prestige on the line, raised the stakes, and then failed to deliver. All those cool kids on his speechwriting team bogged him down in the usual leaden sludge. He went to the trouble of flying in to phone it in.

The most striking aspect of his performance was how unhappy he looked, as if he doesn’t enjoy the job. You can understand why. He ran as something he’s not, and never has been: a post-partisan, centrist, transformative healer. That’d be a difficult trick to pull off even for somebody with any prior executive experience, someone who’d actually run something, like a state, or even a town, or even a commercial fishing operation, like that poor chillbilly boob Sarah Palin. At one point late in the 2008 campaign, when someone suggested that if Governor Palin was “unqualified” then surely he was too, Obama pointed out as evidence to the contrary his ability to run such an effective campaign. In other words, running for president was his main qualification for being president.

That was the story of his life: Wow! Look at this guy! Wouldn’t it be great to have him . . . as community organizer, as state representative, as state senator, as United States senator. He was wafted ever upwards, staying just long enough in each “job” to get another notch on the escutcheon, but never long enough to leave any trace.

The defining moment of his doomed attempt to prop up Martha Coakley was his peculiar obsession with Scott Brown’s five-year-old pickup:

“Forget the ads. Everybody can run slick ads,” the president told an audience of out-of-state students at a private school. “Forget the truck. Everybody can buy a truck.”

How they laughed! But what was striking was the thinking behind Obama’s line: that anyone can buy a truck for a slick ad, that Brown’s pickup was a prop — like the herd of cows Al Gore rented for a pastoral backdrop when he launched his first presidential campaign. Or the Iron Chef TV episode featuring delicious, healthy recipes made with produce direct from Michelle Obama’s “kitchen garden”: The cameras filmed the various chefs meeting the first lady and then picking choice organic delicacies from the White House crop, and then for the actual cooking the show sent out for stunt-double vegetables from a grocery back in New York. Viewed from Obama’s perspective, why wouldn’t you assume the truck’s just part of the set? “In his world,” wrote The Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes, “everything is political and everything is about appearances.”

Howard Fineman, the increasingly loopy editor of the increasingly doomed Newsweek, took it a step further. The truck wasn’t just any old prop but a very particular kind: “In some places, there are codes, there are images,” he told MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. “You know, there are pickup trucks, you could say there was a racial aspect to it one way or another.”

Ah, yes. Scott Brown has over 200,000 miles on his odometer. Man, he’s racked up a lot of coded racism on that rig. But that’s easy to do in notorious cross-burning KKK swamps like suburban Massachusetts.

Whenever aspiring writers ask me for advice, I usually tell ’em this:

Don’t just write there, do something. Learn how to shingle a roof, or tap-dance, or raise sled dogs. Because if you don’t do anything, you wind up like Obama and Fineman — men for whom words are props and codes and metaphors but no longer expressive of anything real.


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

Piercing editorial by Steyn. Mark Steyn topped himself again, hitting the nail on the head... again!

He had nothing to say, but he said it anyway.

Classic line!

But there may still be some show out there that didn’t get its exclusive Obama interview — I believe the top-rated Grain & Livestock Prices Report — 4 a.m. Update with Herb Torpormeister on WZZZ-AM Dead Buzzard Gulch Junction’s Newstalk Leader is still waiting to hear back from the White House.

LMAO gosh I love how he writes. LOVE Mark Steyn.

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Newsweeks Evan Thomas Changes His Mind From When He Said "Obama Is Sort of god"

Newsweek's Evan Thomas saying President Obama is facing a "revolt" by voters because he was "not fundamentally honest" with the American people about the true options on Health Care, Jobs, etc. Thomas said Americans "smelled dishonesty and a rat" in the process Obama has used in trying to get his agenda pushed through.

Big difference from .seven monhs ago, this same Evan Thomas said "Obama is sort of god"

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

This is a vindication of Joe Wilson, when he yelled out " YOU LIE". Everything about Obama is a LIE.

Hell hath no fury like a MSM reporter who finally realizes he was duped by a God with feet of clay.

More of this will come.

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IRAQI mass murderer Chemical Ali Finally Executed Yesterday

IRAQI mass murderer Chemical Ali stands with a noose around his neck, as he was finally executed yesterday

IRAQI mass murderer Chemical Ali stands with a noose around his neck, as he was finally executed yesterday.

He had once boasted: "I will face death with open arms."

Ali - real name Ali Hasan al-Majid - had received FOUR separate death sentences.

The most recent was nine days ago, for the gassing in 1988 of a whole town of Kurdish people.

State-run TV released these stills of Saddam Hussein's henchman - who earned his nickname by slaughtering thousands with poison gas - seconds before he was hanged.

Moments before a hood was placed over his head, the 68-year-old had turned his eyes away from the cameras as he awaited justice for his monstrous crimes.

The King of Spades in America's Most Wanted deck of cards, his date with the executioner had been delayed by legal wrangling.

Yesterday, Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh confirmed: "The death sentence has been carried out."

“I congratulate the Iraqi people for this sentence,” said a lawmaker, Safia Suhail.


This is an excellent review of the life and atrocities of Ali Hasan al-Majid, also known as "Chemical Ali," who was executed today by hanging in Iraq. The report traces his brutality as Saddam Hussein's enforcer and the events that led to his eventual capture, trial, conviction and now - execution.


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

Another one bites the dust!

Obama would have read him his rights and put him on trial in New York.

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White House Brass Split on Stimulus Stats

White House brass split on stimulus stats


White House advisers appearing on the Sunday talk shows gave three different estimates of how many jobs could be credited to President Obama’s Recovery Act.

The discrepancy was pointed out by a Republican official in an email to reporters noting that “Three presidential advisers on three different programs [gave] three different descriptions of the trillion-dollar stimulus bill.”

Valerie Jarrett had the most conservative count, saying “the Recovery Act saved thousands and thousands of jobs,” while David Axelrod gave the bill the most credit, saying it has “created more than – or saved more than 2 million jobs.” Press Secretary Robert Gibbs came in between them, saying the plan had “saved or created 1.5 million jobs.”

Their remarks in context:

Axelrod, on CNN’s State of the Union: “But understand that, in this recession that began at the beginning of 2007, we've lost 7 million jobs. Now, the Recovery Act the president passed has created more than — or saved more than 2 million jobs. But against 7 million, you know, that — that is — it is cold comfort to those who still are looking.”


Jarrett, on NBC’s Meet the Press: “The Recovery Act saved thousands and thousands of jobs. There are schoolteachers and firemen and— and— teachers all across our country, policemen, who have jobs today because of that recovery act. We're investing in infrastructure. We're investing in public education so that our kids can compete going forth into the next— generation.”


Gibbs, on “Fox News Sunday”:

“Well, Chris, let's take for instance the example you just used of the stimulus package. We had four quarters of economic regression in terms of growth, right? Just last quarter, we finally saw the first positive economic job growth in more than a year. Largely as a result of the recovery plan that's put money back into our economy, that saved or created 1.5 million jobs.”


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

They need to stop their lies and their BS.

They should just go with “a gagillion” jobs saved sheesh!

The people no longer have elected representatives; they have elected traitors.

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

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

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January 25, 2010

Obama Uses Teleprompters During Speech (Photo-Op) To 6th Graders

At the very beginning of the video you can see the two teleprompters, one on either side of Obama.

Obama Uses Teleprompters During Speech To 6th Graders

Obama uses two teleprompters while speaking to students at a school in Falls Church, Virginia.

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

And the jackass used the “presidential” podium!! OMG that’s hilarious..! With their shiny upturned faces, expecting an Ernie & Bert story, he’s LECTURING to them...!

I wouldn’t be surprised if obama had a teleprompter in the bedroom.

Worst. I.Q. Ever.

No wonder he won’t release his college records. I just hope one day we can hear from somebody who actually remembers him at Columbia.

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Robert Gibbs Joins Obama - Says Massachusetts' Vote Was Not Against Obama's Radical Agenda

Chris Wallace: It wasn’t the same thing that swept Barack Obama into office. Scott Brown explicitly campaigned against the Obama agenda. His approval rating among that electorate was 61%. Their enthusiasm for Republican policies among that electorate was 40%.

Chris Wallace: But your not suggesting that this was a mandate for Barack Obama?

Robert Gibbs: No. Of course not. But I’m also not suggesting that what you said a minute ago meets the truth test either.

Chris Wallace: You don’t think that when they voted for Scott Brown they were voting against Obama’s policies?

Robert Gibbs: That’s not what they told pollsters. No.

Robert Gibbs on Scott Brown’s win: That may be what he campaigned on but that’s not what the voters in Massachusetts said in the Washington Post poll… They did a poll of voters who participated in why they voted. Right. More people voted express their support for Barack Obama than to oppose him.


Now over at CBS this is what they were discussing.
The loss of a Democratic Senate seat in Massachusetts has made the White House worry about lack of support. As Bill Plante reports, advisors deny rumors of a White House staff shakeup.


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

Oh my gosh, all Sunday morning on TV it was one democrat after the other LYING about what happened in Mass. and why. It was almost shocking to see. Dems can lie right to our face. If it was pouring rain and a person was standing in the rain with one of these people, they would say NO it is a sunny day and they actually think the rest of the people would believe them. LOL amazing.....the sad thing is there are still people in our country that sit there and nod yessss when they hear all the lies from the left. Now that is scary.

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Staff Sgt. Steve Reichert Sniper 1 Mile Kill Shot

A U.S. Marine, Staff Sgt. Steve Reichert, has scored a kill shot while engaging the enemy in Iraq, and the shot was over a mile away. For his actions, Staff Sgt. Reichert has been awarded the Bronze Star for Valor.

In the after-action report, the platoon leader made a remarkable account: that Reichert made the shot from 1,614 meters – about a mile away. His accuracy was the deciding factor in the outcome of the firefight.

1,614 meters translates in to 1765.0918662 yards. There are three feet in a yard, so that number times three yields 5,295.2755986 feet. Staff Sgt. Reichert scored a kill shot at fifteen feet beyond a mile.


This is from Steve Reichert's appearance on History Channel's sniper special, where he tells his story about his fights in Iraq. Part one above and Part Two below. .



In the early morning hours of April 9, 2004, a Marine sniper and his spotter crawled on top of an abandoned oil storage tank in Lutafiyah, Iraq. Their mission was routine as they covered their squad’s patrol movement through the small town during the Arba’een pilgrimage. As it turned out, it was also a mission that will go down in the volumes of Marine Corps history.

Staff Sgt. Steve Reichert, a 25-year-old scout sniper with Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, and Medfield, Mass., native, was recently awarded one of the Corps’ top medals, the Bronze Star with a combat ‘V’ for valorous action.

The 1998 Medfield High School graduate spends his off hours firing at targets with his M82A3 .50-caliber special application scoped rifle (SASR).

During this particular mission atop the oil tank, Reichert settled himself in a very exposed position -- though he was able to prop up a few steel plates on some sand bags. He and his spotter occupied that position knowing they were extremely vulnerable to enemy fire.

“I didn’t really think about it at the time,” said Reichert. “But when we heard the fifty cal rounds impacting the oil tank we took what little cover there was.”

As the patrol moved toward the town, Reichert observed a dead animal located in the patrol’s path. It was then when he recalled his training in enemy tactics, techniques and procedures for improvised explosive devices (IED) and made radio contact with the patrol leader to redirect. The patrol leader radioed back to Reichert and confirmed his suspicion that two wires were leading out of the dog carcass.

“We encountered IEDs daily,” said Reichert. “The IED that the squad came up on was in a dead animal, and with my spotting scope I could see the slight reflection of the wires coming out of the animal.

But despite the squad’s preventive measures, a routine situation turned treacherous.

A rocket-propelled grenade, or RPG, was fired at the Marine patrol and seconds later enemy machine gun and small-arms fire pinned them down, according to Reichert. The Marines couldn’t effectively engage the enemy machine gunner on the rooftop of a nearby building so they radioed to Reichert on the oil storage tank. He took one shot and missed, then made the proper wind and elevation calculations to make his mark. A moment and a trigger pull later, Reichert took out the gunner.

In the after action report, the platoon leader made a remarkable account, that Reichert made the shot from 1,614 meters – approximately a mile away. His accuracy was the deciding factor in the outcome of the firefight.

Soon after, a few insurgents began to climb a set of stairs on the backside of the building where the firefight was taking place. Reichert aimed into the brick wall where he thought the men were and fired.

All three of the men dropped. Reichert’s armor-piercing round penetrated the wall and killed one man -- possibly wounding the other two with bullet and brick fragmentation.

“I was concerned about my Marines making it out of there in one piece,” said Reichert. “And at the same time I was loving life. I was outside of the gunmen’s range, but they were within my weapon’s range. I guess I could compare it to shooting ducks in a barrel.”

But the parlor game atmosphere proved to be more difficult than he may have expected.

“I could see that the two Marines got separated (from the platoon) and saw that a small group of insurgents were maneuvering into position to ambush the Marines. Once they stopped moving I shot one; the other two ran.”

Reichert looks back at his mission as a learning experience – not only for him, but for others who follow in his footsteps.

“I’ve learned a few lessons in life that I think helped me along the way,” said Reichert. “Never quit, no matter how tough life can get.”


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

What a shot. Another Carlos Hathcock!!!! God Bless him and God Bless the Troops.

And this form Jack......
"I had the M2 on my tank stateside and fired it a lot, an awesome weapon, In Vietnam we mounted one on a swivel track mounted on the lead 5 ton it was our "gun truck", it was destroyed on highway 19 during one of those 'non battles' we doggies sometimes witnessed."

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

Army Combat Engineers
Quang Tri & Chu Lai '68 -'69
United States Army
Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent

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The Yard Sign ~ LOL

My neighbor is a "lefty" of sorts (Obama bumper stickers, gung-ho socialized medicine, "guns should be banned", etc.).
So this past spring I put this sign up in my yard after one of his anti-gun rants at a neighborhood cocktail party. The sign wasn't up more than an hour before he called the police and wanted them to make me take down the sign.

Fortunately, the officer politely informed him that it was not their job to take such action without a court order and that he had to file a complaint "downtown" first, which would be reviewed by the city attorney to see if it violated any city, county, or state ordinances, which if there was a violation a court order would be sent to the offending
party (me) to "remove the sign in seven days".

After several weeks he was informed that the sign was legal (by a quarter of an inch) and there was nothing the city could do, which obviously made him madder. I tried to smooth things over by inviting him to go shooting with me and my friends at the hunt club but that seemed to make him even more angry.

I then asked him if he wanted to go to a Tea Party rally but again he declined my outreach efforts to bring about abetter understanding between political and social opponents.

I am at a loss how to reconcile our long relationship (notice I did not say friendship), any suggestions would be welcome.

Maybe I'll ask him if he want to go deer hunting, which opens up November 1st, you know, just a bunch of guys running through the woods chasing Bambi, then sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows, drinking beer, and singing our favorite country songs to the accompaniment of Jake's harmonica (he is a better lawyer than a harmonica player but don't tell him I told you).

I even made him a bumper sticker and that made him madder than he already was!

Anyway, that's life in our neck of the woods, how's about yours?


Here is a close up of the sign. LOL


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

LOL this is so funny. I thought you all might enjoy it too.

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

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

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The Viet Nam Wall On The Web With Details! ~ Virtual Wall

This is truly remarkable.

The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Viet Nam war with the names, bio's and other information on our lost warriors.

It is a very interesting link, and those who served in that timeframe and lost friends or family can look them up on this site.

Please pass this on to all of your fellow vets and their families.

First click on a state ... then when it opens ... a name ... then it should show you a picture of the person or at least his bio and medals...


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

I am so glad this has been done.

....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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Sarah Palin to Join Representative Bachmann on the Campaign Trail

U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (MN-06) announced today that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will come to Minnesota to assist Bachmann's re-election campaign on April 7, 2010.

"There is absolutely no one more in tune with the hearts and minds of everyday Americans than Governor Palin, and I'm excited to welcome her back to our beautiful state this spring," Bachmann said.

Both Governor Palin and Congresswoman Bachmann are well-known and respected conservative leaders whose bold and unwavering stances in defending the U.S. Constitution and commonsense approaches to issues like health care, taxes and government bailouts have attracted millions to their message.

"It didn't take the American people long to see through the extreme liberal agenda of President Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress," Bachmann said. "We saw American's frustration start in the form of tea party protests in states from coast to coast. It continued with the health care town halls throughout last summer. But we saw it come into full focus yesterday in conservative Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts, taking back a Senate seat that was held by Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy for decades. The American people have spoken, and the momentum is clearly at the backs of conservatives heading into the 2010 elections."

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

This is such wonderful news. Both of them are so awesome.

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

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McCain-Backed GOP Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina Hearts Jesse Jackson

McCain-backed GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina hearts Jesse Jackson — and radical gender politics

H/t Michelle Malkin

As if California GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina’s massive bailout-supporting economic advice for John McCain wasn’t bad enough (reminder from yesterday’s column: “In California, McCain’s PAC supports former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina – a celebrity name with deep pockets of her own, massive media exposure, and a checkered business record. Fiorina served as the economic adviser to McCain, who supported the $700 billion TARP bailout, the $25 billion auto bailout, a $300 billion mortgage bailout, and the first $85 billion AIG bailout.”), now comes the revelation of that she has had a long political love affair with Jesse Jackson.

It’s on tape, via Neil Stevens of RedState:

“When Carly Fiorina speaks on the campaign trail here in California, running to be the Republican nominee to unseat Barbara Boxer, she tries to prohibit recording of her speeches. However somebody snuck in an audio recorder to an event yesterday, and these clips seem to show why she would do that. The real, private Carly seems to be a bit different from the public, ‘conservative’ Carly.”

Listen for yourselves as she coos about “the Reverend Jesse Jackson” and panders to gender quota-mongers at a women’s conference held last week:

Carly Fiorina praises Jackson and the Rainbow Coalition


Carly Fiorina: Radical Feminist

Philip Klein at the American Spectator has a partial transcript :

“And I thought about something that the Reverend Jesse Jackson said to me several years ago. He very graciously came to the offices of Hewlett Packard to visit me, because we were doing some work together for his Rainbow Coalition. And he said to me, ‘You know, Carly, every game is better when everybody gets to play.’ And I thought it was such a great way of describing why everything is better when all people, regardless of color or nationality or gender, get to play. Sports are better. Business is better. Politics are better. The world is better when everybody gets to play in things that matter.”

Fiorina continues to cast herself as a “mainstream conservative.” But what exactly is “mainstream” or “conservative” about heaping praise on one of this country’s greediest and unrepentant race hustlers?

Jackson has repeatedly threatened businesses and corporations, black and white, with boycotts, racially biased criticism, and (implicitly) outright violence, if they refused to enrich him or his organizations. Among the companies: Coca-Cola, Texaco, Viacom, AT&T, Boeing, and Coors. In addition, his organizations have received at least $50 million from the U.S. government.


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

Don't you just love these people that are NOT conservatives and then go and call themselves just that.

I am so tired of their lies. McCain being one of the biggest and apparently Carly not far behind. These people scream bipartisan; when what they are doing is prostituting themselves at our expense to the other side. They really need to go.

She also engaged in hijinx with Deutsche Bank to get them to vote with her against Bill Hewlett’s son. The deal was to promise DB investment banking work for their vote. Thank God HP dumped her and the other broad who broke the law. The current CEO is a good guy and knows his stuff.

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

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

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January 24, 2010

U.S. Marine Corps Ends Role in Iraq

Harry Reid back in 2007 saying war is lost in Iraq

The US Marine Corps finished their work in Iraq on Saturday

U.S. Marine Corps Ends Role in Iraq

FOX News

The U.S. Marine Corps wrapped nearly seven years in Iraq on Saturday, handing over duties to the Army and signaling the beginning of an accelerated withdrawal of American troops as the U.S. turns its focus away from the waning Iraqi war to a growing one in Afghanistan.

In Baghdad, meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden held talks with Iraqi leaders amid growing tensions over plans to ban election candidates because of suspected links to Saddam Hussein’s regime.

The White House worries the bans could raise questions over the fairness of the March 7 parliamentary elections, which are seen as an important step in the American pullout timetable and breaking political stalemates over key issues such as dividing Iraq’s oil revenue.

The Marines formally handed over control of Sunni-dominated Anbar, Iraq’s largest province, to the Army during a ceremony at a base in Ramadi — where some of the fiercest fighting of the war took place.

If all goes as planned, the last remaining Marines will be followed out by tens of thousands of soldiers in the coming months. President Obama has ordered all but 50,000 troops out of the country by Aug. 31, 2010, with most to depart after the March 7 parliamentary election.

The remaining troops will leave by the end of 2011 under a U.S.-Iraqi security pact.

As many as 25,000 Marines were in Iraq at the peak, mostly in Anbar province. The few thousand who remain — except for U.S. Embassy guards and advisers in Baghdad — are expected to ship out in a matter of weeks.


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

Hello Harry Reid , I thought you told us we lost in Iraq. Thank You George Bush for providing the leadership to get the job done. Thank you, Lord, for these brave men and women.

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Awesome Charles Krauthammer: "This was the best week since spring break!"

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

I love Charles he is wonderful. This was very simply a great week to be a conservative in America. Charles Krauthammer sums it up quite well in just 30 seconds.

The combination of Scott Brown's stunning win in Massachusetts, the apparent death of ObamaCare legislation, the demise of liberal radio network "Air America," and the U.S. Supreme Court restoring Free Speech rights to all in Political Campaigns, makes it a truly remarkable week indeed

Charles was on the swim team of his college, hit the diving board wrong, and was paralyzed for life. That is why the uneasy laughter from his remark.

I enjoy Krauthammer's sharp political analysis and his wit and wisdom on Obama.

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House GOP Leader John Boehner (R-OH) Delivers Weekly Republican Address

Delivering the weekly Republican address, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) provides a prebuttal to President Obamas upcoming State of the Union address. Boehner says Republican Scott Brown's victory in the Massachusetts special election gives Washington Democrats a choice: work with Republicans to create jobs and get our economy moving again or double down on the job-killing policies that are making matters worse. Boehner also outlines Republicans better solutions to address todays challenges, including a no-cost jobs plan and the only health care bill that would lower premiums up to 10 percent.

Boehner said earlier this week that health care is not as dead as he wanted it to be.

Boehner: "Nearly a year ago the President signed into law a trillion dollar stimulus with promises that jobs would be created immediately and that unemployment would stay below 8%, since then roughly 3 million people have lost their jobs........

We know that Washington Democrats will pull out all the stops to try and shove this government takeover of health care with its Medicare cuts and tax hikes and if there's a sweetheart deal that needs to be cut, Democrats wil cut it, if there's a vote that needs to be bought, they'll buy it

So at the State of the Union, we'll listen to what the President has to say, but make no mistake, if the powers that be keep turning their backs on the people, Republicans will continue to challenge the the status quo"


Democrats Continue to Ignore the Will of the American People


Obama on Scott Brown Win: "We Ran Into a Buzz Saw This Week"


White House nightmare persists

At the end of Barack Obama’s worst week since taking power a year ago, the US president’s fortunes look set only to deteriorate over the coming days. Obama has just four days to reboot the system.

The US president had originally delayed next week’s State of the Union address to Congress in the hope he would get his signature healthcare reform bill enacted in time. That prospect, already waning, was killed dead by the voters in Massachusetts. A growing number of Democrats believe the nine-month effort could collapse altogether.

The death of the healthcare effort would rob Mr Obama of what he had hoped would be the centrepiece of his first State of the Union message. “It now looks extremely difficult, if not impossible, to get anything resembling a broad healthcare bill out of Congress,” said Scott Lilley, a senior fellow at the liberal Centre for American Progress, the think-tank that is closest to the White House. “In his State of the Union, Obama has to slim down his ambitions. It should be short and simple and focus on jobs.”

Republicans are in even less of a mood to co-operate with Democrats than before. The difference is that with 41 seats in the Senate they are in a position to block almost anything Mr Obama proposes – including the Wall Street regulatory measures he announced on Thursday.

“Obama has to decide whether he wants to be a transformational president, which looks optimistic at this stage, or merely an effective president,” says Bruce Josten, head of government affairs at the US Chamber of Commerce, which has spent tens of millions of dollars opposing healthcare. “My advice would be that he pick up the phone and ask for Bill Clinton’s advice on how to recover from a situation like this.”

Nor can Mr Obama rely on unity within his own party, which has been in disarray, if not panic, since Tuesday. For example, Mr Obama’s more populist tack on Wall Street re-regulation failed to attract endorsement from Chris Dodd, chairman of the Senate banking committee, even though he was present when Mr Obama made the announcement.

Worse, most people do not think Mr Obama can even command unity within his own administration on the Wall Street proposals amid growing speculation about whether Tim Geithner, the Treasury secretary, can survive in his job. Mr Geithner was conspicuously sidelined during Thursday’s announcement by the presence of Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman, who lent his name to the push to rein in Wall Street banks.

The speculation about Mr Geithner is only likely to grow. “The Obama proposals were clearly politically motivated and came from the White House not the Treasury,” says a Democratic adviser to the administration, who withheld his name.

Finally, there is increasingly open Democratic disaffection about the way Mr Obama is managing relations with Capitol Hill. Many believe that Rahm Emanuel, Mr Obama’s aggressive chief of staff, served Mr Obama badly by persuading the president that his election was a transformational moment in US politics that gave him the opportunity to push through long-cherished Democratic goals, such as healthcare reform.

In fact, exit polls from Mr Obama’s election showed that almost two-thirds of the voters cited the economy as their chief concern, with fewer than one in 10 mentioning healthcare. Mr Emanuel is also perceived to have mishandled the day-to-day logistics of getting healthcare through Congress.

By leaving the scripting of the details of the healthcare bill to Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, the White House openly courted the risk of chaos. Tellingly, in his victory speech in Boston on Tuesday, Scott Brown, the new Republican senator, cited voter disdain for the sight of lots of “old men” on Capitol Hill bickering over healthcare reform at a time when their priority was jobs.

“I haven’t seen Rahm Emanuel except on television,” Jim Pascrell, a Democratic lawmaker from New Jersey, told Politico, the news website, on Friday. “We used to see him a lot; I’d like him to come out from behind his desk and meet with the common folk.”
In short, Mr Obama’s nightmare January could easily slip into a nightmare February. “Unless and until the president changes the way his White House, works, things are going to continue to go badly for him,” says the head of a Democratic think-tank. “Heads still have to roll.”


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

Good for Boehner.

Stupid democrats will never listen to the people, they are way too into being dictators and wanting BIG government.

I love it so much that for the first time in a VERY long horrible year for our beloved country, FINALLY Obama is having a BAD week!!!!

....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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One Shot - One Soul.....Halleluiah!

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Wild Thing's comment......

This is great, heh heh.

......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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Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' To Hang For 1988 Gas Attack

Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' to hang for 1988 gas attack

The Sun News


Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin "Chemical Ali" was convicted Sunday and sentenced to hang for ordering the most infamous of his crimes, the attacks against the Kurdish town of Halabja that killed more than 5,000 people in clouds of poisonous gas.

The fourth death sentence against Ali Hassan al-Majid for crimes against humanity serves as a reminder that victims of Saddam's atrocities remain determined to seek justice, as some politicians stoke the lingering bitterness toward the old Sunni-led regime to cement the Shiite domination that supplanted it.

For the still suffering victims of the assault on Halabja more than two decades ago, the verdict brought a sense of closure to an event that came to symbolize the brutality of Saddam's rule.


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

He’s been sentence to dangle several times before. Each time he’s given a date, the authorities file new charges and demand he stand trial yet again. Interesting way to escape death, demand to go to trial for new capital charges. They should have sent him to the depths of hell a long time ago.

Ali was not alone. There were dozens of others and every one of those geniocidal maniacs should hang.

The attack was well publicized with pictures of the kurds lying in heaps, children, women etc. It is the main argument against the idiots saying there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. They used gas to kill these kurds, if that isn’t a weapon of mass destruction I then I will eat my hat. The pictures were horrifying.

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

U.S. Airforce
C-5 loadmaster

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Lockheed's HULC Super-Soldier Exoskeleton Gets More Juice

Lockheed's HULC Super-Soldier Exoskeleton Gets More Juice

Popular Science

Even the finest super-soldier suit can end up as expensive deadweight if the batteries run out of juice. Lockheed Martin wants to avoid that fate for its robotic exoskeleton by turning to fuel cells that can power the suit for days, The Register reports.

Lockheed's Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC) is a mechanized frame that allows soldiers to march or even run easily with loads of 200 pounds, as well as squat or kneel without trouble. But the current li-ion batteries supporting the suit typically run down after just a few hours of walking, not to mention running.

That could all change with fuel cells that could sustain 72-hour missions on a single charge, and provide power sockets to spare for military accessories that require their own batteries. Lockheed announced its choice of the Protonex Technology Corporation to develop such fuel cells on Wednesday.

We here at PopSci love our Iron Man suits, and so we're happy to see longer-lasting versions in the works. After all, it'd be a shame for our robotic warfighters to run down when the Energizer Bunny keeps going on its dinky batteries.

The HULC is a completely un-tethered, hydraulic-powered anthropomorphic exoskeleton that provides users with the ability to carry loads of up to 200 lbs for extended periods of time and over all terrains.


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

More improved equipment for our troops. Amazing stuff!

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

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J.D. Hayworth: 'Time For (McCain) to Come Home'

J.D. Hayworth: 'Time For (McCain) to Come Home'


Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth says he's planning to challenge Arizona's current senior Senator, John McCain, during the upcoming Republican primary election. CNN reports:

The former six-term congressman stepped down Friday as host of his conservative talk radio program on a radio station in Phoenix.

"We will formally announce at a later time, but we're moving forward to challenge John McCain," Hayworth told the Associated Press. "I think we all respect John. I think his place in history is secure. But after close to a quarter-century in Washington, it's time for him to come home." ...

Hayworth told AP that a recent "outpouring of support" from people in Arizona asking him to run changed his mind about challenging McCain, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee and four-term senator who's up for re-election this year.

McCain's already facing a primary challenge from Chris Simcox, a co-founder of the Minuteman movement. Simcox announced his candidacy last April and then resigned from the volunteer organization, which tries to prevent illegal crossings of the U.S. border. McCain's past support of immigration reform legislation in Congress nearly derailed his presidential bid two years ago.

And, as I noted earlier this week, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be appearing in Arizona to fundraise for her old running mate. Should be an interesting election to watch down in Arizona.

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

I hope J.D. shows McCain's record on opposing Bush’s tax cuts.

McCain is done.His weakness saddled America with the worst president the nation HAS EVER HAD! I guess Sarah Palin feels she owes McCain for introducing her to the national scene. McCain needs to take some advice and retire.

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

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

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January 23, 2010

Obama Says Presidency is "A Little Confining"; Can "Drive You Crazy"

Obama today speaking at a Town Hall Meeting in Ohio where he began his remarks by saying he it was just nice to "get out of Washington." Obama said the job of being President is "a little confining," and can "drive you crazy." Obama said he "relishes" the chance to "break out" of the White House and Washington, and spend a day with regular people.


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

Oh my gawd! This guy is not only dangerous for our country, he is a total idiot even though he has his agenda, he is such an embarassment as President. He asked for the job. What a whiner. He is a disgrace.

He’s taken somewhere in the neighborhood of 160 flights on AF1 and he’s complaining sheesh!

Then leave for good you worthless pos! Look around...see anybody who wants you there now? Didn’t think so.

Getting out among regular people? Yeah, as if that would ever happen (unless he’s campaigning for an election, and then he’s likley to meet people like Joe the Plumber). He’s out among those who still look at him with those dreamy eyes, not regular Americans .

Is there such a thing as a “no confidence recall vote?” He’s not just radical - he frighteningly unstable. Obama’s in over his head, and he’s starting to resent it. Our enemies abroad know it. They smell it like a shark smells blood in the water.

He was crazy before he won the election. I say get out while the getting’s good and don’t let the door hit you in the rump on the way out. Take your goons, thugs and commie czars with you.

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Lt. Andrew Kinard, and Trace Adkins, and the West Point Cadet Glee Club

Lt. Andrew Kinard, Trace Adkins, the West Point Cadet Glee Club at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Las Vegas, 5 April 2009. Trace Adkins sings ...."Till the Last Shot's Fired"....with the West Point Cadet Glee Club

"Somebody from the ACM asked if I'd perform that song" he says. "They'd heard the performance on the new record and they were looking for a way to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and they called and asked if I'd do it."
He said yes, of course, and recently spent a few hours one afternoon at West Point practicing with the glee club. "It was a thrill," Adkins said of visiting the military academy.
"It's the least I can do," said Trace, who has performed on some USO tours and visited injured soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center


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

I posted this before, and it is so very special it is a real honor to post it again.

Lt. Andrew Kinard a warrior and an American hero. He was on the stage with Trace Atkins and introduced the song. Thank you Lt. Andrew Kinard, words cannot be enough for my gratitude that you loved America too and served our country. To say thank you to our wounded troops seems so small for all they have sacrificed and for all our Veterans and our troops active today. But it is a start, that first acknowledgment that America has been great and free because of each one of them. Never will we forget one single warrior, one single Veteran or service member..... Never.

Marine Lieutenant Andrew Kinard was on patrol in Iraq and was hit by an IED (three other Marines were hit, too). Apparently, before shock set in, Kinard established security and asked about his men, then passed out. The damage to his body was extremely severe. I don't know who the hospital corpsman was who assisted Lt. Kinard, but I know that Kinard went into cardiac arrest twice and lost most of his blood - whoever that corpsman is, he is a miracle worker. Andrew was flown to Al Asad (by that time had used 67 units of blood), then Germany and now Bethesda. He has lost his right leg above the knee, the left leg at his pelvis, and he has lots of internal damage to his intestines, kidneys, etc. He's on a ventalator. He is fighting infections. He's been awake only a few times since his injury...

Marine 2nd Lt. Andrew Kinard of Spartanburg received a hero's welcome at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Wounded Marine to meet fellow warriors


from April of 2007

"Welcome home, Lieutenant."

There was something victorious about the way Marine 2nd Lt. Andrew Kinard exited the beige minivan that brought him here from Ellis Airport Sunday.

It wasn't arrogance. Andrew often said he felt "honored" by the support he'd received. He regularly took the attention off himself, turning instead to his fellow Marines who kept fighting in Iraq when he was unable to.

"I just represent one person, out of all these Marines that really were willing to give their all," Andrew said. "I want to make sure to emphasize those who couldn't make it, the Marines who paid the ultimate price."

The nonprofit Hope for the Warriors foundation made possible the trip from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and gave Andrew a $22,000 all-terrain wheelchair that can easily plow through snow and accommodate any hunting he might like to do.

He will spend most of this week at the Warrior House I, an on-base home fitted with a handicapped-accessible ramp and amenities. He'll have dinner with a general, and maybe get to play X-Box on a big-screen television with his buddies.

But the highlight of the week comes today, when Alpha Company -- Andrew's company -- gets home from a seven-month deployment.

In all, about 270 Marines and sailors from various arms of the 2nd Marine Division's 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion will roll into

Camp Lejeune today.

It's a moment Andrew has been waiting for since fully waking up in a hospital a month after the blast.

And, it's a moment that almost didn't happen.

Andrew had emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage just two weeks ago, a surgery his family wasn't sure he'd recover from in time to make it here.

But for months, the young Marine has been saying that "even if they had to push him down in a hospital bed, he was going to be here," his father, Dr. Harry Kinard said.

"This homecoming helped him get where he is today," said Cpl. Patrick Elswick, who has been with Andrew throughout his recovery.
"All the little details, and the struggles he had, this was his main focus. Even when he had setbacks, he'd work extra hard to get here."

....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 Seen as Anti-Business By 77% of Investors ~ So True!

Obama Seen as Anti-Business By 77% of Investors


U.S. investors overwhelmingly see President Barack Obama as anti-business and question his ability to manage a financial crisis, according to a Bloomberg survey.

The global quarterly poll of investors and analysts who are Bloomberg subscribers finds that 77 percent of U.S. respondents believe Obama is too anti-business and four-out-of-five are only somewhat confident or not confident of his ability to handle a financial emergency.

The poll also finds a decline in Obama’s overall favorability rating one year after taking office. He is viewed favorably by 27 percent of U.S. investors. In an October poll, 32 percent in the U.S. held a positive impression.

“Investors no longer feel they can trust their instincts to take risks,” said poll respondent David Young, a managing director for a broker dealer in New York. Young cited Obama’s efforts to trim bonuses and earnings, make health care his top priority over jobs and plans to tax “the rich or advantaged.”

Obama spooked the market on Thursday with talk of new government regulations on financial companies.

Stock futures falling; market set to resume slide

My Way

January 22,2010

President Barack Obama spooked the market Thursday, after asking Congress for limits on how large big banks can be and to end some of the risky trading large financial companies have used in recent quarters to boost profits.

The market could be re-entering a period of uncertainty that defined the financial crisis and sent it cratering nearly a year ago before its 10-month rally.

Large financial firms, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp. all plummeted Thursday. The three big banks, which have prominent consumer and investment banking operations, would likely be the hardest hit by Obama's new regulations. Shares of each all declined more than 5 percent.

Meanwhile, bond prices dipped Friday morning. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves opposite its price, rose to 3.61 percent from 3.59 percent late Thursday.

The dollar fell against other major currencies, while gold prices also declined.


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

Obama is trying to destroy american exceptionalism and is succeeding.

The remaining 23% must have photos of Kim Jong Il in their offices. Fools!

Obama has held our country back for a year. Somehow he has got to be kicked out of office, oh how I wish that was possible.

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Obama (Gates) Says Taliban Must Take Legitimate Afghan Role

Afghan Taliban fighters show off their weapons

Gates Says Taliban Must Take Legitimate Afghan Role

NY Times

The United States recognizes that the Taliban are now part of the political fabric of Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here on Friday, but the group must be prepared to play a legitimate role before it can reconcile with the Afghan government.
That means, Mr. Gates said, that the Taliban must participate in elections, not oppose education and not assassinate local officials.
“The question is whether the Taliban at some point in this process are ready to help build a 21st-century Afghanistan or whether they still just want to kill people,” Mr. Gates said.

The defense secretary made his remarks in an interview with Pakistani journalists at the home of the American ambassador to Pakistan, Anne W. Patterson. Mr. Gates was on the second day of a two-day visit to the country.

American officials have given qualified support to a proposed Afghan initiative to provide jobs, security and social benefits to Taliban followers who defect. Mr. Gates has said there could be a surge of such followers willing to be integrated into Afghan society, but he has voiced skepticism about whether the Taliban leadership is ready to work peacefully with the Afghan government.
“The question is, what do the Taliban want to make out of Afghanistan?” Mr. Gates told the journalists. “When they tried before, we saw what they wanted to make, and it was a desert, culturally and in every other way.”


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

Plant food is the only role for Taliban.

Everything Obama has done to date since he has been in the Oval Office has promoted "CHANGE" for America as we know it. Gates says nothing that his boss Obama has not preapproved.

If this were 1944 he’d be saying what...that the NAZI’s would need to be part of the new Germany?

Obama is a Muslim so this idea only fits into his desire to please the enemy and the heck with our troops, the wounded, the lives we have lost fighting the terrorists.

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White House, Democratic Lawmakers Cut Deal on Deficit Commission

White House, Democratic lawmakers cut deal on deficit commission

Washington Post

Faced with growing alarm over the nation's soaring debt, the White House and congressional Democrats tentatively agreed Tuesday to create an independent budget commission and to put its recommendations for fiscal solvency to a vote in Congress by the end of this year.

Under the agreement, President Obama would issue an executive order to create an 18-member panel that would be granted broad authority to propose changes in the tax code and in the massive federal entitlement programs -- including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security -- that threaten to drive the nation's debt to levels not seen since World War II.

The accord comes a week before Obama is scheduled to deliver his first State of the Union address to a nation increasingly concerned about his stewardship of the economy and the federal budget. After a year in which he advocated spending hundreds of billions of dollars on a huge economic stimulus package and a far-reaching overhaul of the health-care system, Obama has pledged to redouble his effort to rein in record budget deficits even as he has come under withering Republican attack.

The commission would deliver its recommendations after this fall's congressional elections, postponing potentially painful decisions about the nation's fiscal future until after Democrats face the voters. But if the commission approves a deficit-reduction plan, Congress would have to act on it quickly under the agreement, forged late Tuesday in a meeting with Vice President Biden, White House budget director Peter R. Orszag, and Democratic lawmakers led by Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (Md.).

Government spending to bail out the troubled financial sector and to stimulate economic activity have combined with sagging tax collections to push last year's budget deficit to a record $1.4 trillion. The budget gap is projected to be just as large this year and to hover close to $1 trillion a year for much of the next decade.

Deficit spending, in turn, has caused the nation's accumulated debt to swell to dangerous levels. Last month, Congress voted to increase the legal debt limit to $12.4 trillion, a record figure that the Treasury expects to exceed early this year. The deal on the budget commission clears the way for Congress to approve an even larger increase in the legal limit on borrowing, to well over $13 trillion, a figure that Democrats hope will see the Treasury through the rest of 2010.

The Senate is expected to open debate Wednesday on the debt limit.

Republican commission advocates remain skeptical that a presidentially appointed panel would have the clout to tackle the nation's toughest fiscal problems. Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), a sponsor with Conrad of legislation to create a budget commission by law, called a presidentially appointed panel "a fraud" designed to do little more than give Democrats political cover.

"It's a fraud among anyone interested in fiscal responsibility to claim an executive order could structure something that would actually lead to action," Gregg said.

Some Democrats, particularly in the House, where leaders have long resisted relinquishing their authority over taxes and spending, are also less than optimistic. Under the agreement, the commission would have 18 members, including six lawmakers appointed by congressional Democrats and six lawmakers appointed by congressional Republicans. Obama would appoint six others, only four of whom could be Democrats.


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

Place locks on the front doors of Congress. Problem solved!

Panel this Obama! You pompous twit. Can one get any dumber than this guy? He knows why because he helped accelerate and create it.

So typical of Hussein far this is his governing style, create panels, hold summits, talk, talk, talk...and then do nothing. No tangible results. Try and convince the people you are doing something when really, you are doing nothing but playing golf.

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

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The Young Conservatives New Song

Young Conservatives is a group with a devout mission to spread the love and logic surrounding true conservatism. Our greatest enemy lies in the lack of understanding of the conservative movement. In a technological era driven fiercely by the main stream media, those who vocalize the true conservative message of individual responsibility, moral absolutes, and small government are slanted as intolerant, racist, "bible and gun clinging", corporate fat cats who could not care less about the environment nor the well being of their fellow man. Being Christian or conservative or a combination of the two is viewed as unpopular in American Society. This group clearly proves otherwise.

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

The message is great . They can reach tons of people in a unique way, instead of the kool-aid Obama idiots that have no clue who our Founding Fathers even are.

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January 22, 2010

Conservative Scott Baio (Actor) Receives Death Threats Over Michelle Obama Photo On Twitter

Scott Baio Receives Death Threats Over Michelle Obama 'Joke'

By Hollie McKay

Scott Baio, who supported Scott Brown in Massachusetts, received death threats this week after he posted an unflattering photo of Michelle Obama on twitter.

Former “Happy Days” star Scott Baio claims he has been barraged with death threats and accused of being a racist after posting an unflattering photo of Michelle Obama on Twitter along with the caption “WOW He wakes up to this every morning.”

HERE is Scott's Tweeter Page...his main page

And this is his page where the photo of Michelle Obama is located

Outraged users reportedly responded with angry Tweets such as “Scott Baio should be PUT DOWN and someone will PUT YOU DOWN.YOU; your WIFE and KID.” Another Tweeter even went as far as to alter an image of Baio’s young child with the caption “this is what Scott Baio wakes up [to].” That photo has since been removed.

The controversy began after Baio had been Tweeting support for Massachusetts Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown Wednesday. He then decided to post the photo of Obama, before insisting it was all intended to be good fun.

“For New followers: I POST A LOT OF JOKES WITH PICS. They are JUST that, a joke. NOT targeting anyone. Laughter IS the best medicine.”

The actor was also quick to defend himself from accusations that he was racist.

“I’m NOT racist for posting a pic of M.O. My WIFE’S BEST FRD IS BLACK, HELLO,” he Tweeted. “If YOU are born in AMERICA, U ARE AN AMERICAN. I don’t insist on being called Italian-American. Therefore Black Amer are not Afr-Amer. Or that would mean people (white or black) born in Africa would be called African-Africans … Just a thought to think about… If I’m racist, don’t think I would have Directed shows like The Parkers & The Wayans Bros. or worked 41 eps w/ Victoria Rowell on D.Murder.”
Baio then attempted to demonstrate his point of double standards further by reminding followers that just this week Jennifer Lopez insulted Sarah Palin.

“HATRED or RACIST??- Jennifer Lopez Calls Sarah Palin a Crazy B*tch on George Lopez Show!!!!," he posted. Lopez used the description "la cabrona," which is Spanish slang for “b**tch.”

Baio also said the threats had been reported to the FBI.


Scott Baio Gets Death Threats on Twitter After Posting Michelle Obama Joke

US Magazine

After the former Charles in Charge star, 48, posted an unflattering photo of Michelle Obama on his Twitter page, he was bombarded with angry replies from fans and enemies alike.

Some called the actor -- who has often used his Twitter page to speak out about his Republican beliefs -- an "a**hole" and many said his post was racist.

Baio, however, insisted the post was just a joke and shared screenshots of several death threats he received.

"Easy to find your house Scottie boy and finish you," one commenter wrote while another threatened to harm his wife and family.

Below, take a look at the drama as it unfolded from start to finish -- and caused his followers to skyrocket to nearly 5,000 people -- on Baio's Twitter page:

-I did NOT alter that picture. Stop bashing my Charity just because I post an unflattering pic of a woman. Grow up ppl, have some humor.

-Hello, I'm Scott Baio & if you post ANY LIBS picture on Twitter, they will try to bury you. Because their skin is VERY thin.


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

Good grief, it is NOT a photo shop picture doctored up. Heck we have all seen that photo a million times even on TV. That is what Michelle Obama's photo looks like, I think it was during the campaign last year.

Obama worshipers are mentally unbalanced.

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Snarlin’ Arlen Specter Insults Awesome Michele Bachmann on Radio Program

The exchange, broadcast on 1210 AM’s Dom Giordano Show [but not archived on the station's site], began when Specter challenged Bachmann to articulate what, exactly, she stands for.

Bachmann first laid out her agenda — cutting taxes and killing President Obama’s health reform bill — at considerable length.

Sen. Arlen Specter yesterday on a Philadelphia radio program telling GOP Rep. Michelle Bachmann to "act like lady."

Specter seemed to lose it as he debated Michelle Bachmann. He told her "Don't interrupt me, I didn't interrupt you. Act like a lady." He told her that twice during the exchange.
Bachmann responded with, "I am a lady." The two were appearing on Dom Giordano's radio program.
Bachmann: "I Was Patronized And Basically Told To Sit Down And Shut Up"


Michele Bachmann was on Sean Hannity and they discussed what happened.


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

This just shows he’s no gentleman. The ugly Dems can have him. He belongs in their swamp.

Specter is SOOOOOO gone after this year! What a jerk, in ANY party.

He said something similar and equally stupid to Laura Ingraham during a radio interview. (02/09/2009 )

from Newsbusters

In an interview with Republican Sen. Arlen Specter, Pa., on Feb. 9, talk show host Laura Ingraham asked why he and Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are the only three out of 229 Republican members of Congress to support the stimulus. She inquired if it might have had something to do with being invited to the White House by President Barack Obama.

"Is it nice to be wined and dined at the White House?" Ingraham asked. "And, you're treated pretty well when you're a Republican bucking other Republicans, right Senator?"

“Now let’s get off it Laura,” Specter replied. “I’m not drinking any wine at the White House and I don’t dine at the White House. If the president wants to talk to me - I talk to him and I make my own independent judgment. Don’t give me the wine and dine baloney young lady.”

Specter did attend a Super Bowl party hosted by the White House on Feb. 1 as the only Republican member in attendance.

....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 To Mayors: Wait Until The Press Leaves So We Can Be Honest

Obama speaking to a group of Mayors today, where at the end of his remarks, he told the Mayors he was going to take some questions, but said he would ask the cameras to leave "so you can tell me the truth."

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

The “transparency” just runneth over with Obama.

That son of a camel, is so dumb, that he doesn't even know how that clip will play on the internet.LOL

So he can’t put the health care negotiations on C-Span and he can’t talk truth with the mayors in front of the cameras.

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Pelosi Tells Reporters...Not Enough Votes To Pass (Socialized Medicine) Bill

Speaker Pelosi told reporters yesterday that democrats in the House lack the votes to pass the senate’s health care bill.
The Hill reported:

House Democrats lack enough votes to pass the Senate’s healthcare bill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday.

Pelosi threw cold water on the idea that the House could muster enough support to pass the Senate’s health bill, which includes a number of provisions liberals in the House find distasteful.

“I don’t see the votes for it at this time,” Pelosi told reporters during her weekly press conference. “The members have been very clear.”

Democrats have been forced to confront how they could proceed with healthcare reform legislation after having lost Tuesday’s special election in Massachusetts to Republicans, giving the GOP enough votes to filibuster a bill in the Senate. One option under discussion has been passing the Senate bill, which would send the bill directly to President Barack Obama for a signature.

“We have to get a bill passed. We know that,” Pelosi said, adding that “unease would be a gentle word” to describe House members’ attitude toward the Senate legislation at the moment.

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

God works in mysterious ways..... seems like we had almost no hope just months ago.

I also think she made this statement because she knows that if it passes in any form, she’s out of a job. And if there is one thing she loves above all else, it is her own power.

This whole push to pass this thing has been outrageous and arrogant beyond belief.

....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 First Year: By the Numbers

Obama's First Year: By the Numbers

CBS News

Nothing special," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs when asked what President Obama is doing today to mark the end of his 1st year in office and the start of his 2nd.

To hear Gibbs tell it, no one at the White House is much interested in noting the one year milestone.

"It's an anniversary of types, but I don't see that a lot of people are ultimately focused on marking the first year," said Gibbs at yesterday's daily press briefing.
He said the White House already had its fill of calendar anniversaries: the first 100 days; 200 days, six months; a year after the election.
It's just a date on the calendar "that denotes you've been here a year," Gibbs said of the occasion.

But it is a milestone, the most important so far on Mr. Obama's watch and a natural moment for taking stock – or in the case of this report: number crunching.

So quickly – before year-in-review fatigue sets in, see if any of these numbers and annotations offer insight into how the president spent his first year.

SPEECHES, COMMENTS & REMARKS: 411 • Includes 52 addresses or statements specifically on his health care proposals.
• He used a TelePrompTer at least 178 times. (Technically, it was 177 ½ . On July 13, 2009, one of the teleprompter screens on the left side of his lectern fell to the ground and broke shortly after he began speaking. So he was left with half a TelePrompTer.)

• Predecessor George W. Bush did 21 news conferences his first year of which 4 were formal, solo White House sessions. Only 1 was in prime time.

• This is a striking number of interviews and far more than any of his recent predecessors in their first year. Ninety of the sessions were TV interviews. Eleven were radio.
• Includes 1 in Strasbourg, France and another in Shanghai, China

46 out-of-town trips to 58 cities and towns in 30 states

10 foreign trips to 21 nations (4 of them twice).
• Next most frequent foreign traveler during first year in office was President George H.W. Bush: 7 trips to 14 countries.



• The events raised at least $27.25 million. (3 of the events Mr. Obama attended declined to disclose how much was raised.
• George W. Bush did 6 fundraisers his 1st year raising over $48 million.

On day Mr. Obama took office: $10.626 trillion
• One year later: $12.319 trillion
• Increase on Mr. Obama's watch: $1.693 trillion

124 of which Mr. Obama did 13 bill-signing ceremonies.

11 visits totaling all or part of 27 days.
• George W. Bush made 26 visits his first year spanning all or part of 81 days

All or part of 26 days over 4 trips
• George W. Bush spent 69 days at his Texas ranch over 9 trips to his ranch his 1st year.

29 rounds of golf
• George W. Bush played golf 7 times his first year.


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

They forgot one, Senate Seats lost in First year. heh heh Thank you God.

It's not so much that Obama is becoming unpopular, it's that liberal policies, now that they're being put into action, are being exposed .

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"The Day ObamaCare Died"

From Rush Limbaugh show and written by Paul Shanklin, and is called "The Day ObamaCare Died." It is set to the tune of "American Pie,"

A little more celebrating about January 19, 2010 The day Massachussets elected a Republican Senator breaking the 60 vote Dominance in the senate.

THANK YOU voters in Massachussets, The home of the original TeaParty.

The country owes you their graditude.

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Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired Comments On De Spiegel’s “The World bids Farewell to Obama”

Comments on De Spiegel’s “The World bids Farewell to Obama”

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

In a January 21, 2010 article titled “The World Bids Farewell to Obama” in German, Der Spiegel, online, editor Charles Hawley writes:

“US President Barack Obama suffered a painful defeat in Massachusetts on Tuesday. With mid-term elections looming, it means that Obama will have to fundamentally re-think his political course. German commentators say it is the end of hope.”


• Your comment: “German commentators say it is the end of hope” assumes people know what Obama’s “hope” is. “Hope” for what? “Change?” “Change” to what? Obama’s orations openly signaled the direction he wanted to take the country which was to: “spread the wealth around,” “totally change America,” “totally change the economic system;” and at one point, “we will totally change the world.” Those who voted for him were swayed by his personal charm and oratorical ability. They did not listen to what he said but how he said it. Thus, the majority of voters in the U.S. and many people in Europe were convinced that Obama was the embodiment of the “second coming of Christ.” Not!

• It is the debate over the role and extent of the Federal Government that is the nexus of the raging debate between the left and the right. I do not know any serious person on the right who would do away with the role of Government as set forth in the U.S. Constitution; but there are an abundance of those on the left including Obama who would make the Federal Government pervasive. In point of fact Obama is the “anti-Constitution-in-Chief” since the Constitution inherently limits/restricts government.

• So, “hope?” If one seeks totalitarian government, Obama is their best “hope;” but if freedom is the political equation Obama fails. It is freedom more than any other factor that was decided in Massachusetts, and the people of Massachusetts voted for FREEDOM.

“US President Barack Obama has had a number of difficult weeks during his first year in the White House. Right after he took office, he had to wade through a week full of partisan bickering over his economic stimulus package combined with a tax scandal surrounding Tom Daschle, the man Obama had hoped would lead his health care reform team.”


• There were considerably more issues, opposition was not as you state, “political bickering” it was deep concern over the level of borrowing on top of what the Bush Administration had borrowed to keep social programs afloat and subsequently rush to rescue troubled financial institutions.

• One of many issues is that Obama is afflicted with the fundamentally erroneous notion that the President of the United States runs the country. Nothing could be further from the truth. The President of the U.S. runs the Administrative Branch of the Government which Democrats generally and Obama and Barney Frank specifically as well as others, who want to use expand the role of government.

“Then there was the last week of 2009, when a failed terror attack on a flight inbound for Detroit exposed major flaws in US efforts to identify and stop potential terrorists.”

Pappas: The failed underwear bomber terror attack was not all and many Americans have little confidence in his desire, much less ability to protect the country: to set the record straight, there the Jihadist attack on a military recruiting station and the Muslim Jihadist attack at Fort Hood.

“This week, though -- a week when Obama should have been celebrating the first anniversary of his inauguration -- may have been the president's worst yet. Scott Brown, an almost unknown Republican member of the Massachusetts Senate, defeated the Democratic candidate Martha Coakley for the US Senate seat vacated by the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. The defeat in a heavily Democratic state not only highlights Obama's massive loss of popular support during his first year in office, but it also could spell doom for his signature effort to reform the US health care system.”

Pappas: In point of fact the defeat of the Obama agenda in Massachusetts signaled a rebellion against out of control spending, overreaching government, and weakened national security.

“There were immediate calls for a suspension of health care votes in the Senate until Brown is sworn in. The loss of the Massachusetts seat means that the Democrats no longer control the 60 Senate seats necessary to avoid a filibuster. Obama's reform package, which aims to provide health insurance to most of the over 40 million Americans currently lacking coverage, may ultimately fail as a result.”

Pappas: The figure of those lacking coverage has grown from 15 to over 40 million, amazing! But what is most objectionable about your statement is that you use the word term, “40 million Americans” that’s like including Germany’s entire guest worker population as “Germans;” in the case of the U.S. at least 15 million of any number over 15 million are illegal immigrants who should not be in the U.S. in first place.

“More than that, though, the vote shows just how quickly the political pendulum has swung back to the right following Obama's election. The seat won by Brown had been in Democratic hands for all but six years since 1926. Now, its new occupant is a man who not only opposes the health care bill, but also favors waterboarding as a method of interrogation for terrorism suspects and rejects carbon cap-and-trade as a means of limiting carbon emissions.”


• Senator (Elect) Scott Brown does not oppose health care reform, he opposes the structure that Obama and his leftist allies in Congress are attempting to cram down the throats of an overwhelming majority of unwilling Americans.

• Waterboarding has been declared illegal by the Obama Administration. That’s Obama’s prerogative. But on the real “torture” scale waterboarding wouldn’t even register. Ask Retired Air Force Colonel “Bud” Day what torture is about; as one who knows torture first hand, he’ll tell you that waterboarding is child’s play. One supposes that decapitating one’s opponents with a saw would also qualify as torture, given Muslim jihadists’ predisposition to use that method.

• Carbon emissions are a farce in the context of what the left is trying to achieve through Cap and Trade. The real issue is to make Cap and Traders rich at the expense of American taxpayers by transferring a portion of the wealth usurped by the government to Obama’s native Kenya…and other third world countries as part of his pledge to “change the world.”

“The omen could be a dark one for the Obama administration heading into a mid-term election year. German commentators take a closer look.”

Pappas: It may be dark for Obama, but bright for the majority of Americans.

Center-left daily Süddeutsche Zeitung writes on Thursday:

"Obama made a serious misjudgement. Right at the beginning of his first year in office, he saved the banks, rescued the automobile industry from collapse and passed a huge economic stimulus package. He had hoped that these enormous deeds would give him the space to address those issues which are dearest to him: health care reform, climate change and investment in education."

Pappas: Whoa! At least, please try to get it right. The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and earlier bailouts were enacted during the Bush Administration not Obama; Bush rescued, if that’s what you care to call it, the automobile industry, not Obama, who later took it over, there is a big difference between the two; and the economic stimulus package was not “stimulus” but partisan political payback largely to Democrats with essentially no effect on stimulating the economy for most Americans. Job growth was a negative 5-6 percent after the “stimulus.”

"Those issues, however, are clearly not priorities for people in the US at the moment. Scott Brown campaigned on two promises, both of which apparently struck a nerve with the electorate. He wants to block health care reform and he wants to find ways to reduce the enormous budget deficit. It is here where the roots of dissatisfaction with Obama are to be found. His reform agenda, in its current form, is highly suspect to Americans. And they have the impression that, if he continues piling up debt, he will be gambling away the country's future."


• It is not true that Brown wants to “block health care reform,” on the contrary he favors a responsible version of reform, not the nonsense that Democrats have passed. He has promised to block the version being advanced by both houses of Congress, a version passed over the strenuous objections of the vast, repeat vast majority of U.S. citizens, which by the way does not include illegal immigrants.

• As for the “enormous budget deficit” Obama’s budget deficit projection is greater than all administrations combined from George Washington forward.

• And Americans don’t have the “impression that he is gambling away the country’s future,” they know he is intentionally destroying the US free market (such as that is) system in favor of a socialist/Marxist system. It’s not what he says, it what he does.

The Financial Times Deutschland writes:

"For Obama, the election in Massachusetts means that he will have to re-evaluate his political style. He could now focus his concentration on his political base and push through his policy agenda. After all, he still has a majority in Congress -- he could back away from his strategy of bipartisanship ... which would mean giving up much of what he spent his first year in office creating."

Pappas: It is laughable to suggest that Obama has or ever has had a strategy of bipartisanship. If bipartisanship means “do it my way because I won” then perhaps, otherwise it is an utterly meaningless farce, in fact it is mindless to suggest that he has made any serious effort at bipartisanship. He does have a majority of empty headed, self-serving Democrats in both houses, but thankfully, that has evaporated with the election of Scott Brown.

"More likely, however, is that Obama will interpret the Massachusetts loss as a signal that he should move further toward the middle and make more concessions to the conservatives -- even if this alienates his base even further, a base which had high expectations from the 'yes we can' candidate."

Pappas: The problem is that his “yes, we can” was to “totally change the US and its economic system.” Americans have begun at long last to catch on to what that means and are rejecting it out of hand.

"For everyone else in the world, this means that they will have to bid farewell to a candidate for whom the hopes were so high. They will have to say goodbye to the charisma they fell in love with. Obama will be staying home after all."

Pappas: Yes, “duped” is more like it. Obama was a great snake oil salesman. But Americans, and judging from the way he has succeeded on the world stage, are on to him and are beginning the cleansing process.

The left-leaning daily Die Tageszeitung writes:

"In addition to health care reform, Obama's reputation has primarily been harmed by the high unemployment rate and the increasingly unpopular war in Afghanistan. It will become even more difficult in the future for the president to push projects through successfully. Not just because Republicans now have a means of preventing it, but also because the Democratic camp is deeply divided. Some would like to see the party shift toward the center -- wherever that may be -- whereas others want the party to position itself to the left. Such a battle is hardly a good sign for the mid-term elections in November. Massachusetts could prove to be an omen."

Pappas: Not bad for a leftist organ. The only thing I would change is the last sentence to read,

“Massachusetts is a good omen.”

The center-right Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes:

"Of course the president rejects the interpretation that the Massachusetts election was a referendum on his first year in the White House. But he cannot ignore the fact that his health care reform package is not popular, the situation of the country's finances is seen as threatening and many voters blame the high unemployment rate on the party in power -- on the Democrats, led by Obama. The result is a second year in office full of very different challenges than the first. To save what there is to be saved, Obama will have to be prepared to fashion a bipartisan compromise on health care -- a compromise with a Republican Party which has tasted blood and can now dream once again about a return to power."


• “Obama rejects the interpretation” but that does not change the fact that Obama’s person and policy suffered a major, if not catastrophic defeat in Massachusetts.

• The Republican Party per se has little or nothing to do with the attitude of most Americans, Obama and his party brought the reaction entirely on themselves. Americans are overwhelmingly conservative and although many may have been mesmerized during his campaign, they are on to him for what he is increasingly evident: a socialist/Marxist.

• For those Germans who have memories long enough, they should remember that the socialist/Marxist political disease led to the death of about 150 million people in Europe and the Soviet Union.
-- Charles Hawley

Semper Fidelis


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

Excellent break down of the article and others.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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January 21, 2010

Charlie Daniels Suffers Mild Stroke While Snowmobiling


January 19, 2010

Legendary recording artist Charlie Daniels suffered a mild stroke while snowmobiling in Colorado on Friday, Jan. 15th. He was treated at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, CO then airlifted to Swedish Medical Center in Denver, CO. Daniels was released from Swedish Medical Center on Sunday, Jan. 17th and returned to his home in Colorado, where he has been on vacation since Dec. 27th.

There are no plans to cancel any concert dates. Charlie is doing well and looking forward to beginning The Charlie Daniels Band 2010 concert dates on Feb. 27th in Ft. Pierce, FL and Feb. 28th in Brooksville, FL.

Charlie and his family appreciate and are grateful for everyone's thoughts and prayers during this time.


Different Strokes

by Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels Soap Box

The day was magnificent. The snow was smooth and deep and the trail had just been groomed. We were skimming across the snow at a good clip doing one of my favorite things in the whole world, snowmobiling in the beautiful Rocky Mountain backcountry with our snowmobile buddies Cy and Jeannie Scarborough and some other friends, hitting the high spots and just having a wonderful time.

I noticed that my left hand was getting numb and thought that it was because I had been hanging on to the handle bars of my snowmobile for so long that it had gone to sleep, but then I felt the left side of my mouth starting growing numb and my left foot started getting hard to control and I knew something was happening to me. I knew I'd better get back down the mountain and get some help.

I told Cy how I was feeling and we immediately headed to the trailhead, for the longest 15-mile snowmobile ride I ever hope to take.

When we got to where we were parked, Jeannie gave me three baby aspirin and we got in Cy's vehicle and tore out for Mercy Regional Medical Center about 30 miles away in Durango.

I had so little coordination on my left side that I needed a wheel chair to make it to the emergency room where the staff hurriedly started diagnostic procedures.

A few minutes later, the doctor on duty told me what I was pretty sure of already. I was having a stroke in the right part of my brain, the part that controls the left hand side of your body, probably caused by a blood clot in the brain

They gave me a shot of a drug called tPA (Tissue Plasminogen Activator), which breaks up blood clots and in a few minutes I was loaded aboard an ambulance plane and hurried off to Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, where I was hurriedly taken into the emergency room and examined by a very, very capable staff of doctors including a neurologist and was put in the critical care ward where I was hooked up to a battery of diagnostic machines and IVs and began the many tests I would be given in the next two days.

The early consensus of the doctors was that I had indeed had a stroke in the right hand part of my brain, as a CAT scan was later to confirm.

The only effect that it seemed to have left behind was a numbness in my left hand and a stiffness in my left arm.

They released me on Sunday morning and I went back to Durango, where I am writing this column.

I begin physical therapy today to relieve the stiffness and numbness in my left hand and arm.

That's kind of it in a nutshell. I'm doing fine but there are a few details I'd like to share with you.

First of all, if you begin to feel a stiffness in your limbs or face or if one or more of your limbs start to become difficult to control immediately chew up a couple of aspirin and head for the nearest hospital or clinic.

Don't procrastinate or try to tell yourself it's going to go away. You only have three hours from the time you feel a stroke coming on to get a shot of tPA into your system to break up the blood clots that are causing the stoke. So don't play with your life, get help.

The other thing I wanted to share with you is how the fingerprints of God were all over my experience.

First of all, we were snowmobiling on the side of Durango where Mercy Regional Medical Center -the only hospital in Durango- is located. We could have easily have been on the opposite side of town and much further away.

Cy and Jeannie Scarborough -who always haul their own snowmobiles- had decided to ride my two extra machines that day which meant that we had a vehicle with no snowmobile trailer to unhook and could hurry to the hospital without delay.

Our other friends Tom and Anita loaded our snowmobiles and drove our vehicle down off the mountain.

By the time I got to the hospital and the doctors got me diagnosed, I only had fifteen or twenty minutes left to take the shot of tPA to break up the blood clot in my brain.

Swedish Medical Center -the hospital they took me to in Denver- has one of the top neurological units in the country.

Of course Hazel immediately got on the phone and started calling our pastor and our Christian friends. The prayers were making their way to heaven even as I was making my way to Denver.

I have seen the hand of God extended over me in the past when I was in a dangerous situation and I knew He was near.

There were so many things that made me know that God was ordering our steps.

We could have easily been snowmobiling a lot farther away from the hospital.

The fact that Cy's vehicle had no snowmobile trailer to remove saved us precious minutes.

Everything worked like clockwork; there was a plane available to take me immediately to Denver.

And here's the mind-boggling part, Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango had only been stocking tPA in their pharmacy for about three months. If they hadn't had it, there would have been no way for me to get the shot in time to prevent the stroke from doing major damage.

As I said, nothing less than the hand of God.

One other note. My wife Hazel is a very emotional person and will shed tears at the drop of a hat. On the way to the hospital I heard her tell Jeannie, I've got to be strong for him."

And she was, she has been a rock.

On the way to the hospital, I called my son, Charlie, and after telling him what had happened I simply said, "Your mom needs you."

He and my manager and friend David Corlew were on the next plane heading our way and met us in Denver.

Thank God for family and friends.

Well that's about it, I'm doing fine and I want to thank all of you who got the news and prayed for me.

Looking forward to another great touring year.

See ya on the road.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, and for our country.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels


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

Charlie is a legend

According to Charlie Daniels: "The fingerprints of God were all over my experience."

Praying for Charlie, he is such a wonderful person and has also done sooo much for our troops too.

He's 73, goes snowmobiling and suffers a stroke and that doesn't stop him from performing. Amazing.

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

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Hitler Finds Out Scott Brown Won Massachusetts Senate Seat


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

LOL this is so funny !

"Bush got C's. Obama probably failed lunch." ROTFLMAO!

The source material, the German film “Downfall,” is very good. And Bruno Ganz as the disintegrating Hitler is quite brilliant.

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

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Obama The Worst President in USA History Blames George W. Bush for Coakley Not Able To Win

Barack Obama blamed the Massachusetts massacre yesterday on eight years of George W. Bush.

Obama Says Voter Anger, Frustration Key to Republican Victory in Massachusetts Senate

Obama to Senate: Don't 'Jam' Through Health Care Until Brown Seated

ABC News


Obama warned Democrats in Congress today not to "jam" a health care reform bill through now that they've lost their commanding majority in the Senate, and said they must wait for newly elected Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to be sworn into office.

The president also said the same voter anger that swept him into office in 2008 carried Brown into office on a stunning upset victory Tuesday night over heavily favored Democrat Martha Coakley.

"Here's my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office," the president said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. "People are angry and they are frustrated. Not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years."

Obama insisted today that the Senate wait for Brown to be seated before they make any changes to its version of the health care reform legislation.

"Here's one thing I know and I just want to make sure that this is off the table: The Senate certainly shouldn't try to jam anything through until Scott Brown is seated," the president said. "People in Massachusetts spoke. He's got to be part of that process."
"I think point number two is that it is very important to look at the substance of this package and for the American people to understand that a lot of the fear mongering around this bill isn't true," Obama said.

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

He just can't stop blaming Bush. If Bush had never been president he would STILL blame George W. Bush. Obama is pathetic. LOL

And Fox News reported that Harry Reid has also stated that the Senate will not move on Healthcare until Brown is seated.

Obama is scum. The only reason he is saying this is because the Senate already told him last night they refuse to go along with any nefarious plans. Obama is merely trying to parrot what he thinks people want to hear based on a fait accompli outside of his control.

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

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

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" I Just Love Doing That!"


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


The left is soooo predictible with their hate and fear of Sarah Palin.

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

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

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Obama Appointee Erroll Southers Withdraws ~ Thank You Jim DeMint!!!!

I posted this awile back of how he totally was going to ignore Muslims ( terrorists) .


He was supposed to lead the Transportation Security Administration, but today, he’s withdrawn because “his nomination had become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda.”

He stated, “It is unfortunate that we are residing in such contentious political times, that exceptional, ‘apolitical’ candidates have to seriously consider their willingness to participate in public service.”


TSA nominee withdraws amid 'political agenda'


The Washington Post

Wednesday, January 20, 2010; 1:52 PM


President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name Wednesday, a setback for an administration still trying to explain how a man could attempt to blow up a commercial airliner on Christmas Day.

Erroll Southers said he was pulling out because his nomination had become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda. Obama had tapped Southers, a top official with the Los Angeles Airport Police Department, to lead the TSA in September but his confirmation has been blocked by Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, who says he was worried that Southers would allow TSA employees to have collective bargaining rights.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Southers said the confirmation process made him question his willingness to participate in public service.

"I am not a politician. I'm a counterrrorism expert," Southers said Wednesday. "They took an apolitical person and politicized my career."
Southers said he couldn't give DeMint a definitive answer on the collective bargaining issue because it wasn't a yes or no question, and required access to information he wouldn't have had until he was confirmed.
DeMint said in a statement that answering simple, direct questions about security and integrity appeared to have been too much for Southers. He said he hoped Obama would select a new nominee quickly.
Questions have also been raised about a reprimand that Southers received for running background checks on his then-estranged wife's boyfriend two decades ago. Southers, a former FBI agent, wrote a letter to lawmakers earlier this month acknowledging that he had given inconsistent answers to Congress on that issue.

The White House said Wednesday that the Obama had accepted Southers' withdrawal with great sadness and continued to believe he would have made an excellent TSA administrator.

The withdrawal of Southers' nomination was another setback for the TSA at a time when the government is still trying to answer questions from Congress about how a man was able to carry out a bombing attempt on Christmas Day on a Northwest Airlines flight found from Amsterdam to Detroit.

Democrats had lined up behind Southers' nomination after the December incident, with Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., saying he would call for a full Senate vote on his confirmation this year.

The administration has been beset by problems with intelligence and security nominees. It took Obama eight months to nominate people to lead TSA and Customs and Border Protection - two key security agencies that play large roles in preventing another terrorist attack like the attempted Christmas bombing that shook the nation and the governmental establishment.


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

Great news!

Brown wins and then this clown removes his name from nomination. Tra-la -la -la

God bless Jim DeMint!!! Jim DeMint stopped this guy almost single handedly.

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

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

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January 20, 2010

Scott Brown's Speech and Others Reactions

Scott Brown, his wife and their two daughters after the WIN!

Various sources and thank you Bray.

Senator Scott Brown:

And as a Boston College basketball player you know she’s pretty good on the court. And, the reason I bring that up is because when I spoke to the president tonight, I asked the president because he has a couple of basketball courts there. When I spoke to the president the first thing I said was would you like me to drive the truck down to Washington so you could see it? …And, then I said Mr. President I know you like basketball so I tell you what, why don’t you pick your best player and I’ll take Ayla and we’ll take you on in two on two.


Radio host Rush Limbaugh commented on Scott Brown’s win last night.

Radio Equalizer

This one’s for you, Mary Jo. We of good cheer should offer our friends on the other side of the aisle some good advice: DON’T CHANGE A THING. KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING. FOLLOW THE LEAD OF THE PRESIDENT. SUPPORT THE STRATEGY OF REID AND PELOSI.


And this from Mark Levin.

"tonight was a tremendous victory for Americans and liberty and a huge loss for Obama and statism."


Our Tax Dollars Should Be Used On Weapons To Defeat Terrorist Not Lawyers To Defend Them !


From Sarah Palin : Mr. Brown Goes to Washington... In a Pick-up Truck, No Less!

Congratulations to the new Senator-elect from Massachusetts! Scott Brown’s victory proves that the desire for real solutions transcends notions of “blue state” and “red state”. Americans agree that we need to hold our politicians accountable and bring common sense to D.C.
Recent elections have taught us that when a party in power loses its way, the American people will hold them accountable at the ballot box. Today under the Democrats, government spending is up nearly 23 percent and unemployment is higher than it’s been in a quarter of a century. For the past year they’ve built a record of broken promises, fat cat bailouts, closed-door meetings with lobbyists, sweetheart deals for corporate cronies, and midnight votes on weekends for major legislation that wasn’t even read. The good citizens of Massachusetts reminded Democrats not to take them for granted.
Americans cheered for Scott Brown’s underdog campaign because they viewed his candidacy as a vote against the Democrats’ health care bill. You know that there’s something wrong with this legislation when opposition to it inspired a Republican victory in a state that currently has no Republicans in Congress and last sent a Republican to the Senate nearly 40 years ago.
Clearly this victory is a bellwether for the big election night ten months from now. In the spirit of bipartisanship, let me offer some advice to the Democrats on how to stem this populist tide. Scrap your current health care bill and start from scratch. We all want true reform, but government mandated insurance is not it. Scott Brown campaigned against this top-down bureaucratic mess. We need common sense solutions like reforming malpractice laws, allowing people to purchase insurance across state lines, giving individual purchasers the same tax benefits as those who get coverage through their employers, and letting small businesses pool together to provide insurance for their employees. Focus your efforts on jobs, not on job-killing legislation. Such a change in approach would show Americans that you’re listening.
My best wishes to Senator-Elect Brown. When you go to Washington, may you never forget the ordinary citizens you met while driving that truck through the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Barney Frank (D-MA) released this statement following Brown's win.

"I have two reactions to the election in Massachusetts. One, I am disappointed. Two, I feel strongly that the Democratic majority in Congress must respect the process and make no effort to bypass the electoral results.
If Martha Coakley had won, I believe we could have worked out a reasonable compromise between the House and Senate health care bills. But since Scott Brown has won and the Republicans now have 41 votes in the Senate, that approach is no longer appropriate.
I am hopeful that some Republican senators will be willing to discuss a revised version of health care reform because I do not think that the country would be well served by the healthcare status quo.
But our respect for democratic procedures must rule out any effort to pass a health care bill as if the Massachusetts election had not happened.
Going forward, I hope there will be a serious effort to change the Senate rule which means that 59 votes are not enough to pass major legislation, but those are the rules by which the health care bill was considered, and it would be wrong to change them in the middle of this process."


This is Scott Brown's entire speech from last night.


Every time a Democrat loses a moonbat from hell gets its wings burned off. ~ Wild Thing


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

“I am hopeful that some Republican senators will be willing to discuss a revised version of health care reform because I do not think that the country would be well served by the healthcare status quo.”

So now he needs Republicans to come to the table on health control? I don’t think so Barney.

He acts like closed door politics never happened and suddenly he got some soul. Go to hell Barney.

Barney Frank is going in to a panicked CYA mode!! Watch the roaches scurry for cover, now.

THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!!! Barney will face voters from the same pool that voted against Obama's agenda. And Croakley was the bag tossed in Boston Harbor!!

While listening to Scott’s acceptance speech and the crowd is chanting, 41, 41, 41... people’s seat, people’s seat... seat him now, seat him now, seat him now.

The Second American Revolution Has Started!

Americans are not born to be slaves to an all-powerful government that makes your every decision. We threw those shackles off starting in Boston, Normandy and Iwo Jima and are about to do it again. This will be a nuclear detonation that will show the world these Tea Patriots are a force that can no longer be ignored. We are on the march for Lady Liberty exposing communist oppression in every corner of this land. Americans need their freedom and are tired of the Stalinist tactics that they have been exposed to in every facet of their lives.

Why should we be running from our beliefs when they are based on giving everybody as much freedom as possible. We are the Minutemen fighting the Redcoats in one of the great battles of America's history. There is no surrender in this one 'cause it's to the death of either the DNC or America. Once we capture one hill we have to capture the next for the rest of our lives.

We are fighting in the fields of the Internet and Town halls. We are fighting it with words and ideas against the liberal establishment that has beaten us back for decades. We have the founders bracing our backs as we take on modern oppressive Redcoats like Global Warming, Death Care, Taxes, Racism, Energy, Abortion and every other issue that they have used as weapons against America. We must fight the lies by charging straight into them to withstand the volleys that will come our way. They will use their Stalinist thug tactics to try to divide and conquer by dehumanizing, yet this is too important, our legacy depends on it. We are Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton, Paine and Revere, this is the rebirth of our Republic to the founders original design. This ragtag group of Freedom Fighters has grown into an army becoming a movement. We are all Revolutionaries now.

The Liberty Tree was watered tonight and not with blood, but with our combined political will. God bless our founders and those brilliant men who wrote our Constitution. We all must protect it.

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Seat Senator Brown Petition

Seat Senator Brown website, and Petition.


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

Today let's all celebrate and tomorrow it is back to taking our country back.

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

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

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Can You Hear Us Now????

Do You Hear The People Sing?

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance
Some will fall and some will live
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!


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

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is Liberty!

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January 19, 2010

The Scott Heard 'Round the World ~ EPIC UPSET! The PEOPLE Have Spoken!

Fox News announcing that Scott Brown has won the Massachusetts Senate Seat over Martha Coakley. Brett Baier announced that the AP had called it for Brown and that Coakley has called and conceded.



GOP's Brown wins Mass. Senate seat in epic upset

The Associated Press has called the Massachusetts Senate Race for Scott Brown!

BOSTON – In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to defeat Democrat Martha Coakley in a U.S. Senate election Tuesday that left President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in doubt and marred the end of his first year in office.

The loss by the once-favored Coakley for the seat that the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy held for nearly half a century signaled big political problems for the president's party this fall when House, Senate and gubernatorial candidates are on the ballot nationwide.

Various headlines:

Obama Towns Are Flipping To Scott Brown. Early Night, Folks
In 2008, Ashland, Massachusetts went for Obama over McCain, 5,039 votes to 3,181. Tonight Brown won Ashland 54 percent to 45 percent - 3,467 for Brown while Coakley carried 2,897.

Coakley’s Press Release Charging Ballot Fraud Was Written Yesterday

Boston Globe reports that Coakley calls to concede!

Coakley adviser memo: D.C. Dems 'failed' Coakley
Politico headline!
The adviser, who cited internal polling numbers to make the case, e-mails that, "There’s more to the story than that. If Martha is guilty of taking the race for granted, so is the White House and the DNC."

Massachusetts Miracle! Yes!

Coakley Concedes!! Brown the Winner!! America the Winner!!


Obama is not the Messiah. He's more like the hula hoop; a flash in the pan. He has been revealed to the American center as too far out on the left wing.


NBC: Coakley has called Brown to concede

Massachusetts: Olbermann Cries Racism
from Newsbusters
Amidst the innumerable excuses we're bound to hear for tonight's Massachusetts election results, credit Keith Olbermann with likely the most loathsome. The Countdown host would explain things away by accusing Brown supporters of . . . racism. [H/t reader Will H.] Olbermann floated his despicable theory to Howard Fineman: "the Republicans and the Tea Partiers will tell you what happens with Scott Brown tonight whether he wins or comes close is a repudiation of Obama policies. And surely one of Obama's policies from the viewpoint of his opponents is it's OK to have this sea-change in American history


Scott Brown Election NightL Live blog the crowd: Ayla Brown performs


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

WOW! Brown just put the old butt whoopin not only on Coakley but also on Obama, Pelosi and Reid. Any more Rats want to follow their leaders off the cliff?

I don't Tweet but this was at Facebook just now.

This is from SCOTT BROWN and he tweeted it. I love what he said.

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Sarah Palin To Make VIP Appearance At Daytona 500

Palin to make VIP appearance at Daytona 500

The Washington Post


Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be a VIP guest at next month's Daytona 500.

Daytona International Speedway president Robin Braig says Palin will make her first appearance at NASCAR's most storied track the day before she serves as guest speaker at the city's annual chamber of commerce dinner.

Palin won't have any official role in the Daytona 500, but the former Alaska governor will be introduced at the pre-race drivers meeting along with other celebrities.

Braig says track officials checked with NASCAR's political advisers before signing off on Palin's visit. Braig says the reaction was to "showcase her just as much as we would our mayor, our governor or our senators."


Wild Thing's comment......

I wonder if they will let her drive the pace car.

This is OUTSTANDING! You betcha! Now, picture Obama doing the same thing.........I thought so. LOL

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Pointing The Hubble Space Telescope To A Seemingly Blank Patch Of Sky

Hubble Ultra Deep Field 3D

What happens when you point the Hubble Space Telescope to a seemingly blank patch of sky? A view that takes you to the edge of the universe!

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

This is so amazing, so awesome.

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

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Save lives in Haiti – end lives in America? by Chuck Norris

Save lives in Haiti – end lives in America?

by Chuck Norris


While White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced on Friday all that the present administration was doing to save lives in Haiti, Gibbs reported that President Obama was meeting at the very moment with both the House and Senate Democrats to resolve how they could provide federal funds via Obamacare to terminate more American lives in the womb.

What a stark and tragic contradiction in agendas, aids, ethics and value of human life. Is it not incongruous to anyone else that our president, who proposes to be an advocate for all minorities, isn't one for the most disadvantaged to survival? What type of health care is there for the least among (and within) us?

Abortion has been called the most hotly contested and challenging aspect of Obamacare, and, if there is no compromise soon between the House and Senate, the battle could possibly lead to the death of the health-care bills.

One thing is certain, and Obama knows it: If the Democrats are to pass their version of health care, with any overt or covert pro-abortion verbiage in it, they need their super-majority of 60 votes intact to block any possible filibuster. That is why it is certainly no coincidence that Press Secretary Gibbs also announced Friday that the president had decided to go to Massachusetts to campaign for 60th-vote Senate candidate Martha Coakley "because she asked."

As we sit on the eve of another Sanctity of Life Sunday (Jan. 24), I'm also struck by the sheer contrasts of President Obama's and our founders' views of human life in the womb.

The truth is, when our country elected Obama as president, we placed a man in the highest office in the land that has the most liberal views and voting record on abortion of any president in American history. As a state senator in Illinois, he led opposition three years in a row (2001-2003) to a bill similar to the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which prevents the killing of babies who survived an abortion attempt and were born alive. He also opposed the ban on partial-birth abortion and strongly disapproved of the Supreme Court decision upholding the partial-birth ban. He does not support the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion through Medicaid. He also voted to block a bill that would have required a doctor to notify at least one parent before performing an abortion on a minor girl from another state. Strangely, Obama even once said he would not want his daughters to be "punished with a baby" due to an unwanted pregnancy.

In just his first year in office, President Obama has led and enacted more pro-choice or abortion legislation than all former presidents combined. Restrictions for federal funding for embryonic stem cell research have been lifted. Obama overturned the "Mexico City Policy," now allowing federal taxpayer funds to support international family planning groups that provide abortions. Obama gave $50 million to UNFPA, the U.N. population agency that has been criticized for promoting abortion and having close associations with Chinese population-control officials. And Obama recently signed into law another omnibus bill and its provision that overturns the 1988 Dornan Amendment, which prevented taxpayer dollars to fund abortions in Washington, D.C. Tragically, the bill also appropriates $648.5 million for international family-planning funding (an increase of $103 million over 2009) and contains funding for Planned Parenthood and for the United Nations Population Fund, both of which have pro-abortion agendas.

Still on the horizon, but fast approaching, is the fulfillment of Obama's campaign promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, or FOCA, which is a sweeping bill that will once and for all abolish all pro-life regulations across the nation, from parental notification laws to bans on all federal funding of abortion.

If you think Obama's pro-abortion mission is over, consider the brand new special report, "Promise Audit: Tracking Obama's Progress on Campaign Promises," in which the National Journal examined Obama's abortion track record and gave him a 33 percent completion rating of his campaign promises regarding abortion.

Can you imagine if all the pro-abortion initiatives Obama has accomplished in his first year are just one-third of all he will do before the end of his term?

Not surprisingly, Obama endorsed the House version of the bill before it contained an abortion funding ban (Stupak-Pitts Amendment) and supported the Senate version (with its tabled Nelson-Hatch Amendment) which funded abortions. Just another day and another broken presidential promise for conservatives, who testified just a few months ago on Sept. 9, "Under our (health-care reform) plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions."

Obama was not joking when he told Planned Parenthood during his presidential campaign that he would "turn the page" on the abortion cultural wars. The presidential candidate who once proclaimed that estimating when a baby gets human rights was "above his pay grade" has granted more pay to pro-abortion agencies and enacted more pro-abortion legislation to assure millions of more babies' rights are never experienced outside the womb.

Like I said, what a sheer contradiction to our founders' views of life in the womb. Those like Thomas Jefferson who wrote in 1809, "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."

But as long as we have breath, and those in the womb have life, we patriots must fight for American life, the way many of us are now fighting for Haitian life.

Here are nine ways that you can fight for all human life this Sanctity of Life week:

1. Call anyone and everyone you know in Massachusetts to fight for the election of GOP challenger, state Sen. Scott Brown as that state's U.S. senator, and let's stop this super-majority gridlock and anarchy in the U.S. Capitol and simultaneously try to save some of those precious souls in the womb.

2. Tell your own congressmen and senators you want them to value all human life, from the womb to the tomb, like our founders did in the Declaration of Independence.

3. Tell your congressmen and senators that you expect them vocally and with their votes to fight against any pro-abortion legislation, especially within Obamacare.

4. Tell your congressmen and senators to fight for the language from the Stupak-Pitts Amendment and the Nelson-Hatch Amendment in the combined House and Senate health-care bills.

5. Call or write the White House and demand that President Obama quit fighting to terminate life in the womb, and seek instead to value and save human life. We may not change his mind, but we can let him know that he doesn't speak or act on behalf of tens of millions of us.

6. Join 400,000 people who have signed the Manhattan Declaration to fight for the unborn by doing the same at

7. Share this column with your pro-life pastor, priest, family and friends, and remind them all of the Sanctity of Life celebration this Sunday (Jan. 24).

8. Reflect upon the value of human life in the womb by reading a book like my friend Randy Alcorn's "Why Pro-Life?" or one of the many free articles on his website Eternal Perspective Ministries.

9. Support and get involved with a local pro-life organization or movement, like my wife, Gena, who supports the Dallas Council for Life and the Dallas Pregnancy Resource Center.

I heard Sunday President Obama attended and spoke at a church service in Washington, D.C., in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. That's great. But I wonder if he'll speak again in some church this next Sunday, which is Sanctity of Life Sunday, celebrated by churches all across this land in honor of human life in the womb?

The founders gave their Sanctity of Life testimony in the Declaration of Independence when they declared that all human life is "created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. …"


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

Excellent write up. He is right, and I think Obama could care less about the lives of any of the lives in America before they are born or even afterward I will add as well.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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No KSM in NYC?

No KSM in NYC?

Michael Isikoff


Top administration officials are getting nervous that they may not be able to proceed with one of their most controversial national-security moves: trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other accused 9/11 conspirators in federal court in New York City.

Last November Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. portrayed the trial as a way to showcase the American justice system to the world—and to accelerate President Obama's stalled plans to shut down the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay. But because of shifting political winds in Congress, the trial is now "potentially in jeopardy," a senior official, who did not want to be named talking about a sensitive situation, tells NEWSWEEK.

The chief concern: that Republicans will renew attempts to strip funding for the trial and, in the aftermath of the bombing attempt aboard Northwest Flight 253, pick up enough support from moderate Democrats to prevail.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he will force another vote on his amendment to stop the trial (which was defeated 54-45 in November) once Congress reconvenes.

"With Detroit and everything else going on, we've got a pretty good chance of winning this thing," says Graham, adding that he's privately heard from a number of Democrats, saying "they're with me."

GOP Rep. Frank Wolf says he plans a similar move in the House. "I'm afraid it's probably going to pass," says Democratic Rep. Jim Moran, who has strongly backed the administration on the issue.

Another big factor?

The price tag. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently sent a letter to the White House budget office seeking more than $216 million to provide security for the trial this year—and more than $200 million for each year after that. The figures have prompted some critics to say that, given the years a complex conspiracy case could take, the final cost could approach $1 billion. (The U.S. Marshals Service has briefed congressional staff members on a separate request for an extra $118 million for surveillance aircraft and armored vehicles to guard against terror attacks. White House budget officials, however, knocked the figure down to $40 million.) T

he Justice Department has yet to indict the suspects, nor has it given Congress the required 45-day notice that it plans to bring them to New York.

But spokesman Matthew Miller says the attorney general remains "committed to bringing to justice those allegedly responsible for the murder of nearly 3,000 people"—and "we can do it in trials that are safe, secure, and respected around the world."

If Holder's plans are thwarted, though, one top administration official, who also didn't want to be named talking about delicate issues, notes there is a Plan B—reviving the case against the alleged 9/11 conspirators before a military tribunal, just as the Bush administration tried to do.


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because of shifting political winds in

Because of political winds.....NOT PUBLIC SAFETY.... Just politics all the time with this bunch.

Will Obama and Holder risk the funding bill votes in the House and Senate or cave ahead of time and in turn hand a victory to Bush/Cheney and the military tribunals? HAR!

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Scott Brown vs. Martha Coakley: It's All About Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm Gap: A tour around the call centers. Labor union machine stays home

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HUGE difference in enthusiam and interest can be seen in the video.

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Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton About Scott Brown & Healthcare~ "we don't have to wait for somebody to come and kill it"

Democrat D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton saying Sunday that in the event Republican Scott Brown is elected tomorrow, "we don' owe the people of Massachusetts to wait" until their new Senator arrives to vote on Health Care Reform.

Norton said "we don't have to wait "for somebody to come and kill it." Scott Brown has said he would be the 41st vote against Government Health Care in the U.S. Senate, which would destroy the Democrats' 60-vote majority that enables them to invoke cloture.

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Norton admits that the American people do not know what is in the bill, but we should just shut up.

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Remember Pearl Harbor


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

I missed posting this in December and it is so well done.

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

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

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January 18, 2010

Obama Finds Another Bush Hating Church To Go To

Barack Obama attending church yesterday at the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church in Washington DC.

The pastor of the church praised Barack Obama and then took cheap shots at George Bush and Obama's critics. The pastor said, "it took them about eight years to mess it all up, I can't see why they don't have a little bit of patience while you're fixing it up."

It took the Obama family months to find a new church but he must have felt right at home today.
The pastor at the Sunday Service bashed Bush and the GOP. Barack then got up and told the congregation that he felt right at home.


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

But does this ‘bitter’ congregation ‘cling to their guns and religion’?

To Rev. Bro Man,

The brother Bama is still too busy breaking America but be patient—— he’s gonna fix it alright and bring glory to his own name. Somebody shout Hussein!

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MSNBC's Ed Schultz- I'd Cheat To Keep Brown From Winning In Mass.

MSNBC talk host: 'Cheat to keep these bastards out'

On Senate race: 'If I lived in Mass., I'd vote 10 times'


MSNBC television and syndicated radio host Ed Schultz declared that he would stuff the ballot box in Massachusetts if he could to prevent Republican Scott Brown from upsetting Democrat Martha Coakley in the race to fill the state's Senate seat formerly held by Edward M. Kennedy.
Whatever it takes to keep "the bastards" out of power.
"I tell you what, if I lived in Massachusetts I'd try to vote 10 times," said Schultz on his Friday radio show. "I don't know if they'd let me or not, but I'd try to. Yeah, that's right. I'd cheat to keep these bastards out. I would. 'Cause that's exactly what they are."
Schultz's statement was broadcast on "The Ed Schultz Show," which is aired weekdays, 12-3 p.m, as well as on satellite radio. His show's website boasts Schultz is "the most listened-to progressive radio talk show host in America" and "the first progressive talker to hit 100 affiliates, both satellite networks and the Armed Forces Radio Network."

His comments about cheating to turn the tide of an election, however, have already sparked heavy criticism.

Talk radio commentator Brian Maloney of The Radio Equalizer scoffed at Schultz's statement by rephrasing it: "Who needs democracy when it leads to outcomes one might not like?"
Noel Sheppard of quipped, "Who says there's liberal bias in the media?"
Sheppard also points out that Schultz's comments came on the same day fellow MSNBC host Chris Matthews lamented that Democrat operatives couldn't "buy" enough votes in Massachusetts to ensure Coakley's victory:
"You know, in the old days – maybe I shouldn't be harkening back to the old days – if the Democrats faced this kind of a disaster in the works, you'd go back to your ones, the people you were sure are going to vote Democrat, and you'd make sure they got to the polling place, you'd get them lunch, you'd get them a car," Matthews said. "You'd make sure they got there, and in some cases you'd be buying people to get them, not officially buying them, but getting them there as block secretaries, as block captains, you'd be getting them there with street money – legitimate, but it's a little bit old school."
Commented Sheppard, "The good folks at General Electric and NBC must be thrilled to know that two of their on-air personalities are so biased in their political views that they publicly advocate cheating for their party to be victorious."


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

We all know how RATS cheat in elections and now one of them is actually admitting it? Wow, just WOW!!!

Maybe this is why he’s one of the Obama Administration’s favorite reporters.

This is a great example of how the rat party operates. They actually have been doing this in the past and will in the future too with the help of their ACORN creeps.

Here is a link to Scot Brown's Brown Brigade

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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U.S. Army Maj. Jim Gant The Green Beret



Jim Gant, the Green Beret who could win the war in Afghanistan

The Wshington Post

Sunday, January 17, 2010

It was the spring of 2003, and Capt. Jim Gant and his Special Forces team had just fought their way out of an insurgent ambush in Afghanistan's Konar province when they heard there was trouble in the nearby village of Mangwel. There, Gant had a conversation with a tribal chief -- a chance encounter that would redefine his mission in Afghanistan and that, more than six years later, could help salvage the faltering U.S. war effort.

Malik Noorafzhal, an 80-year-old tribal leader, told Gant that he had never spoken to an American before and asked why U.S. troops were in his country. Gant, whose only orders upon arriving in Afghanistan days earlier had been to "kill and capture anti-coalition members," responded by pulling out his laptop and showing Noorafzhal a video of the World Trade Center towers crumbling.

That sparked hours of conversation between the intense 35-year-old Green Beret and the elder in a tribe of 10,000. "I spent a lot of time just listening," Gant said. "I spoke only when I thought I understood what had been said."

In an unusual and unauthorized pact, Gant and his men were soon fighting alongside tribesmen in local disputes and against insurgents, at the same time learning ancient tribal codes of honor, loyalty and revenge -- codes that often conflicted with the sharia law that the insurgents sought to impose. But the U.S. military had no plans to leverage the Pashtun tribal networks against the insurgents, so Gant kept his alliances quiet.

No longer. In recent months, Gant, now a major, has won praise at the highest levels for his effort to radically deepen the U.S. military's involvement with Afghan tribes -- and is being sent back to Afghanistan to do just that. His 45-page paper, "One Tribe at a Time," published online last fall and circulating widely within the U.S. military, the Pentagon and Congress, lays out a strategy focused on empowering Afghanistan's ancient tribal system. Gant believes that with the central government still weak and corrupt, the tribes are the only enduring source of local authority and security in the country.

"We will be totally unable to protect the 'civilians' in the rural areas of Afghanistan until we partner with the tribes for the long haul," Gant wrote.

A decorated war veteran and Pashto speaker with multiple tours in Afghanistan, Gant had been assigned by the Army to deploy to Iraq in November. But with senior military and civilian leaders -- including Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates; Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan; and Gen. David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command -- expressing support for Gant's views, he was ordered instead to return to Afghanistan later this year to work on tribal issues.

"Maj. Jim Gant's paper is very impressive -- so impressive, in fact, that I shared it widely," Petraeus said, while McChrystal distributed it to all commanders in Afghanistan. One senior military official went so far as to call Gant "Lawrence of Afghanistan."
The abrupt about-face surprised the blunt-spoken major. "I couldn't believe it," Gant said in a recent interview, recalling how his orders were canceled just days before he was set to deploy to Iraq. "How do I know they are serious? They contacted me. I am not a very nice guy. I lead men in combat. I am not a Harvard guy. You don't want me on your think tank."
Gant, who sports tattoos on his right arm featuring Achilles and the Chinese characters for "fear no man," is clearly comfortable with the raw violence that is part of his job. An aggressive officer, he is known to carry triple the ammunition required for his missions. (One fellow soldier referred to this habit as a "Gantism.") But he is equally at ease playing for hours with Afghan children or walking hand-in-hand with tribesmen, as is their custom.

As a teenager in Las Cruces, N.M., Gant was headed to college on a basketball scholarship and had no plans to join the military until he read Robin Moore's 1965 fictionalized account of Special Forces actions in Vietnam. Captivated by the unique type of soldier who waged war with indigenous fighters, Gant decided to become a Green Beret and scheduled an appointment with his father, a middle school principal, to break the news.

Enlisting in the Army soon after his high school graduation, Gant became a Special Forces communications sergeant and fought in the Persian Gulf War. Later, as a captain, he served combat tours in Afghanistan in 2003 and 2004, and one in Iraq during the height of the violence there in 2006 and 2007.

Intellectually, Gant is driven by a belief that Special Forces soldiers should immerse themselves in the culture of foreign fighters, as British officer T.E. Lawrence did during the 1916-1918 Arab revolt. In Iraq as well as in Afghanistan, Gant relied on his Special Forces training to build close bonds with local fighters, often trusting them with his life.

In Iraq in December 2006, a roadside bomb flipped over Gant's Humvee twice and left it engulfed in flames, with him pinned inside. Members of the Iraqi National Police battalion that Gant was advising pulled him out. Soon afterward, Gant led those same police in fighting their way out of a complex insurgent ambush near the city of Balad, saving the lives of two policemen and an Iraqi girl while under heavy fire, and deliberately driving his Humvee over two roadside bombs to protect the police riding in unarmored trucks behind him.

Gant earned a Silver Star for his bravery, but he remembers most the goat sacrifice the police held for him that day. "We had just won a great battle. We had several [police] commandos there, with several goats, and they were putting their hands in the blood, and putting their handprints all over us and on the vehicles," Gant recalled in a 2007 interview. He felt both strange and honored. "It's something I will never forget," he said.

Under Gant's plan, small "tribal engagement teams," each made up of six culturally astute and battle-tested Special Forces soldiers, would essentially go native, moving into villages with rifles, ammunition and money to empower tribal leaders to improve security in their area and fight insurgents. The teams would always operate with the tribes, reducing the risk of roadside bombs and civilian casualties from airstrikes.

The U.S. military would have to grant the teams the leeway to grow beards and wear local garb, and enough autonomy in the chain of command to make rapid decisions. Most important, to build relationships, the military would have to commit one or two teams to working with the same tribe for three to five years, Gant said.

Such a strategy, he argues, would bolster McChrystal's counterinsurgency campaign by tapping thousands of tribal fighters to secure rural populations, allowing international troops and official Afghan forces to focus on large towns and cities. Building strong partnerships with the tribes, whose domains straddle Afghanistan's border with Pakistan, could also prove critical to defeating insurgents entrenched in Pakistan's western tribal areas, he contends.

Adm. Eric Olson, who leads the 57,000-strong Special Operations Command, said in the latest issue of Joint Force Quarterly that Gant's proposal is "innovative and bold" and likely to have "strategic effects." And in recent congressional testimony, Gates agreed that the U.S. military should step up cooperation with Afghan tribes, saying many security responsibilities are likely to fall on them rather than the Afghan army or police force.
Thorough intelligence analysis should drive the selection of the tribes, Gant said, noting that the U.S. military has already gathered much of the intelligence. "There are 500-page documents breaking these tribes down. You would be shocked how much we know about who is who," he said.

Gant's proposals go well beyond the more cautious tribal-outreach efforts underway in Afghanistan, where the U.S. military is experimenting with neighborhood-watch-type programs such as the Community Defense Initiative, in which Special Forces teams partner with tribes selected by an Afghan minister. With time running out, Gant believes tribal engagement must be bolder. "We are trying not to lose, not trying to win," he said. (Gant's experiences helped shape the CDI effort, and he is currently preparing to return to Afghanistan to implement his vision, according to a senior military official.)

Still, Gant acknowledges that his strategy has risks. The teams would depend on the tribes for their safety. "American soldiers would die. Some of them alone, with no support. Some may simply disappear," he wrote in his paper on the strategy. Another possibility is that intertribal conflict would break out between two or more U.S.-backed tribes. "Could it happen? Yes. Could it cause mission failure? Yes. Could we have to pick sides for our own safety? Yes," Gant said. But he believes that if American advisers forge strong ties with the tribes, the chances of such conflicts can be minimized.

Gant's greatest fear is that the United States will lack the fortitude to back the tribes for the long haul, eventually abandoning them. He, for one, plans to stick with his tribe in Afghanistan, at least to fulfill a personal promise to return to Konar province to see elder Malik Noorafzhal, now 86.

"I am not here to imply that I think I could win the war in Afghanistan if put in charge," Gant wrote in his paper. ". . . I just know what I have done and what I could do again, if given the chance."


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Obama Bashes Brown and Scott Browns Crowd and Support Grows Stronger

Republican Scott Brown is a regular guy who drives a truck with nearly 200,000 miles on it. He says the truck has brought him closer to the people as he’s traveled around Massachusetts during the special election.

Barack Obama campaigned for Martha Coakley in Boston and bashed Scott Brown and truck owners several times during his speech. Obama told the crowd, “Anybody can own a truck.”


Scott Brown responded to the president’s attack.

FOX News

Obama warned Massachusetts voters Sunday from following Republican Scott Brown's old pickup truck around the state, saying if elected to the U.S. Senate, Brown will drive health care and the rest of the Democratic agenda off track.

In a quip he repeated several times during a campaign appearance for Democrat Martha Coakley, Obama mocked the man who has been driving a pickup truck around the state, claiming he's a "lockstep" Republican.

"Martha's opponent already is walking in lockstep with Washington Republicans," Obama said, criticizing Brown for opposing the president's proposed tax on Wall Street. "She's got your back, her opponent's got Wall Street's back. Bankers don't need another vote in the United States Senate. They've got plenty. Where's yours?"

Obama also took jabs at Brown's signature vehicle, and his "slick ads."

"So look, forget the ads, everybody can't can slick ads. Forget the truck. Everyone can buy a truck."

Brown took that opportunity to slam the president on government spending..

“Mr. President, unfortunately in this economy, not everybody can buy a truck,” Brown said in a statement. “My goal is to change that by cutting spending, lowering taxes and letting people keep more of their own money.”


It holds 3,000 and frankly only 2,000 to 2,500 showed up.”

Martha Coakley and Barack Obama held a rally today in Boston. They couldn’t fill the hall at a university.

Carl Cameron was at the hall in Boston and said that Coakley and Obama couldn’t fill it up.


Scott Brown draws much bigger crowd!!!

It took three venues to hold all of the supporters yesterday.

Scott Brown filled the 1600 seat Mechanics Hall, a 700 seat ballroom at the Crown Plaza Hotel, and the nearby 500 person capacity Osgood Bradley Building yesterday for the Massachusetts People’s Rally.

1600 people inside Mechanics Hall
600 people inside the Crown Plaza (Streaming)
400 at Worchester Headquarters, (Steaming) they actually watched the event on Streaming video
"Several Hundred" outside Mechanics Hall

Total in all around 10,000 people fired up about protecting their country. People do the wave at a massive rally that was the SCOTT heard around the world.


Scott Brown and daughter Ayla Brown with Doug Flutie and Curt Shilling


Scott Brown’s spech:

Thank you very much. What a privilege it is to share the stage with John Ratzenberger, Lenny Clarke, Doug Flutie, Curt Schilling, Fred Smerlas, Steve DeOssie, and many, many others – and my favorite singer, Ayla Brown.
As you know, Curt Schilling made the news just a couple of days ago when my opponent didn’t recognize his name. Of all the many false accusations she’s made in this campaign, one of the strangest was to call Curt Schilling a Yankee fan. Let me properly identify the guy she’s been smearing on the radio: His name is Curt Schilling, formerly of the World Champion Red Sox – you know, a baseball team that plays at Fenway Park
Doug Flutie, what can I say, great guy, great career, and I am proud you are here. John Ratzenberger, a wonderful actor, you brought a lot of laughs to us during your many years with Cheers. Fred and Steve, you are legends and good friends. Ayla, thank you for again sharing your beautiful voice. Millions have seen her on national TV, and going through this campaign I've got an idea of what Ayla went through on "American Idol." She had to deal with Simon Cowell, and I had to deal with David Gergen.
Our campaign is going strong, and the finish line is in sight. The day of decision is almost here. The whole nation is watching, but the choice on Election Day belongs to you and no one else. Friends and fellow citizens, I'm Scott Brown, I'm from Wrentham, I drive a truck and I'm asking for your vote.
When we started this campaign just a few months ago, the political machine wrote us off. A Senate seat in Massachusetts, we were told, was already spoken for - and this special election was just a minor detail that wouldn't get in the way. The political machine already had a short-term placeholder in the Senate. Now all they needed was a long-term placeholder, and everything had been arranged.
Well, there was just one little problem with that plan - the independent-thinking people of Massachusetts wanted a real choice, and they - and you -- have made this a real contest.
The voters are doing their own thinking, and the machine politicians don't quite know how to react. So they put in a distress call to Washington, and the next thing you know, Air Force One is landing at Logan.
My first response is very simple: Democrat or Republican, the president of the United States is always welcome in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Now, it wasn't exactly a scheduled visit. Sort of a last-minute thing. The political machine controlled that Senate, he was told, and it was going to stay that way.
Well, the party bosses gave the president some bad information. This Senate seat belongs to no one person and no one political party - it belongs to the people of Massachusetts.
Maybe they also told President Obama that I had no chance at all. After all, who ever heard of guy from Wrentham getting elected to the U.S. Senate? But as the president might remember, upsets like that have been known to happen.
The president may recall as well how much he used to talk about a new kind of politics - about campaigns based on conviction, instead of just false and small-minded negative ads. Well, as long as he's paying a visit, he might want to talk to Martha about that. Not only are her ads negative, they are malicious. How quickly the politics of hope have become replaced by the politics of desperation. Shame on Martha.
Before the president rushed to the scene, we saw my opponent standing with a former president, the governor, the senior senator, the appointed senator - the whole party establishment, right on down the line.
At the beginning, it felt like me against the machine. But guess what? I was wrong. It's us against the machine.
I don't need an establishment to prop me up. I stand before you as the proud candidate of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents across Massachusetts, north and south, east and west.
The party machine is in high gear for my opponent. The establishment is afraid of losing their Senate seat. You can all remind them that this is not their seat, it is yours.
Should I have the honor of representing our state in Washington, D.C., I will serve no faction but Massachusetts. I will pursue no agenda but what is right. I will be nobody's senator but yours.
One of the great advantages of being independent is that you meet voters of every kind. And you learn what people are really thinking about the big issues facing our state and our country. The political experts are still wondering how this little campaign of ours grew so fast and gathered so much strength and momentum. The reason is simple.
We do not want a senator whose only question on health care is to ask Harry Reid, "How do you want me to vote?" Massachusetts wants real reform, and not this trillion-dollar Obama health care bill being forced on the American people.
This bill would raise taxes. It would cut Medicare by half a trillion dollars. It would be unfair to our veterans. It would destroy jobs, and run our nation deeper into debt. It is not in the interest of our state or country - and as your senator, I will insist we start over.
I will work in the Senate to reform health care in the right way, the honest way. No more closed-door meetings behind the scenes. No more arrogant party leadership. We can do better, and as the 41st senator I'll make sure of it.
In health care, we need to start fresh, work together, and do the job right.
On the question of taxes, my opponent this week endorsed yet another tax increase. She summed up her whole approach by saying, quote, "We need to get taxes up."
She has it exactly wrong: We need to get job creation up, and taxes down. I will work in the Senate to put government back on the side of people who create jobs - and as John F. Kennedy taught us, that starts with a tax cut for the American people.
As a lieutenant colonel and 30-year member of the Army National Guard, I will keep faith with all who serve, and with our veterans, too. I will work in the Senate to defend our nation's interests and to keep our military second to none.
In our debate, my opponent insisted that there are no longer any terrorists in Afghanistan. Maybe the president can pull her aside today and explain the basics: There are still many terrorists in Afghanistan, Martha! They are at war with the United States, and for the safety of this nation we must defeat them
As an attorney, I believe that our Constitution and laws exist to protect this nation - they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime. In dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them, not lawyers to defend them.
Raising taxes, taking over our health care, and giving new rights to terrorists is the agenda of a new establishment in Washington. And they think you're on board with all of it. They think they own your vote. They're sure they can't lose. But on Election Day, the Bay State will set them straight.
We are witnesses, you and I, to something historic. We have run a race never to be forgotten. We are in a cause that deserves all that we can give it. In these final forty-eight hours, let us see it through to victory.
All along, I have counted on the goodwill and support of independent-minded people like you, and never more than right now. I ask for any help you can give, and above all for the honor of your vote.
In return, I make this pledge to you and to every citizen of Massachusetts: If I am entrusted with the people's seat, I will give everything that is in me to be a good and faithful senator, and to make you proud.
Thank you all very much.


Scott Brown for US Senate website

From his YouTube site

About Me: I'm a candidate for US Senate in Massachusetts and a 29 year member of the Army National Guard. I'm running for US Senate to make Jobs, JOB ONE and to get our economy back on track.

And here is his Facebook page

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It is a tsunami against Obamunism. Let us lock and load and take no prisoners.

“Well, according to PPP Obama and Clinton campaigning for Coakley resulted in Brown increasing his lead."

Lamentations from the DailyKos. Heck, I could have told them that the Obumbler would be the kiss of death to Coakley's campaign. He's piling up a real stack of losses.

PPP = Public Policy Polling it is a leftist polling group from my understanding of it.

I hope and pray we can all do the Snoopy Beagle Happy Dance after the election. A Republican replacing a Kennedy would be historic.


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

Army Combat Engineers

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent

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Democrats Try Attack On Brown and They Fail


Obama's Mother "very single when she had him"-Michelle Obama 7-10-08

The democrats have sprung a last minute "gotcha" video of Scott Brown saying he wasn't sure if Obama's mother was married at the time of his birth.


"Barack saw his mother, who was very young and very single when she had him, and he saw her work hard to complete her education and try to raise he and his sister."

This took place at a speech at the July 10th 2008 round table discussion at Pierson Auditorium on the campus of the University of Missouri - Kansas City.


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

So this the big bomb the rats have against Scott? LOL

While the discussion was supposedly about Sarah being the best VP choice, the conversation turned to Sarah and her daughter Bristol being maligned by the host for having poor family values and having corrupted morals, though after she mentioned it she said "I am not saying the Palin family has corrupted morals." So why even bring it up? Scott proceeded to defend Sarah and her family from such attacks, saying the father will be there to help out, and at one point he compared the situation to Obama's young mother being 18 years old when she gave birth to him, to which the host interrupted by saying "and married" and Scott smiled and said, "well, I don't know about that."

This is nothing but BS. Michelle has talked about Obama being born from a young single mother, so if they want to make fools of themselves, let them.

LMAO so actually the headline should read...... Democrats accuse Scott Brown of Plagiarizing Michele Obama.

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Know the TRUTH about the Government Health Care Bill H.R.3200

Know the TRUTH about the Government Health Care Bill H.R.3200 - Key Points

We are now at a stage where the House and the Senate must merge their ideas on their healthcare bills into one. If you would like the pdf. for these bills find them online.

The FACTS in this video on bill H.R. 3200 still hold true in comparison to the House and Senate bills which have been passed, unfortunately.

The House bill passed with a stipulation that will not fund abortion with our scarce and hard earned money.

The Senate bill is worse and does intend on killing babies with our scarce and hard earned money.

These two bills will be merged together and it is my common sense guess that they will go behind closed doors and merge these bills together with the forced option to fund abortion using YOUR money.

And know this, that no matter what way it passes, abortion funding or not, HEALTHCARE WILL NEVER BE FREE!!

We will be forced to purchase it and those who do not or cannot purchase it will be fined or jailed. What a caring government huh? Even in our sick economy (caused by this same government might I ad) we will be expected to purchase this. No matter what, you better believe that with everything else these Washington thugs do, they will go behind closed doors and do whatever they choose to do.

Healthcare is only a powerful stepping stone to their government takeover plan. Open your eyes America, they don’t care what “we the people” want or need, which is affordable and decent healthcare, they simply want control.


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

Excellent video. This is a good one to send to others 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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM | Comments (4)

Pelosi and Pow Wow's With Obama About Socialized Medicine and Mass. Election

Pelosi’s remarks on the secret and stubborn healthcare pow-wow — especially her empty rhetoric of “common ground”– reveal the fact that there is a collective slow-down in the monomaniacal talks between the House and the Senate.

The cause of the slow-down is Massachusetts. Everyone at the White House is watching the polls from Boston and the early reports of Scott Brown leading in absentee ballots, and leading with 20% of the Democrats voting Brown.

The Brown surge gives plenty of room for those in the healthcare talks to refuse to cooperate.

“This race is do or die in our state,” U.S. Sen.John Kerry told voters in an e-mail. “We have to stand with Martha as she tries to win this seat.”


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

LOL Watch her head at the beginning of the video. I honestly think she is nuts, if not she is extremely nervous and jittery about the questions she is being asked. Ah Heck maybe both. haha

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM | Comments (4)

January 17, 2010

Purple Shirted SEIU Members Holding Signs For Scott Brown

This picture sums up the Coakley campaign.

They are Brown supporters and not happy their Union is supporting Martha.


Handicapped SEIU Member Barred from Coakley/Clinton Rally; Secret Service Forcibly Remove Foreign Coakley Supporter
.Bill Clinton/Martha Coakley rally at Worcester Polytechnical Institute. Not only was he forbidden access to the handicapped ramp-the only way he could enter the auditorium- but he wasn't the only SEIU member to show up in support of Scott Brown:


Here is former President Clinton leaving WPI. Please note, nobody is outside cheering for him, let alone Coakley.

This was at the Bill Clinton/Martha Coakley rally at WPI in Worcester Massachusetts 1/15/09


Mass. Democrat/state Attorney General Martha Coakley can’t keep the vote of a sheet metal worker/union member she paid to hold signs for her.

Not realizing he was being video taped, a member of the "Sheet Metal Workers" union, Local 17, admits that he was being forced to come down to hold a sign, but he's at least being paid $50. He also openly admits that he's voting for Brown, then promptly "high-5's

And despite her “law and order” platform, she can’t keep the votes of police unions, either. Not even one affiliated with her Purple Shirt patrons at the SEIU.

The Worcester Telegram reports:

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown yesterday accepted the endorsement of the Police Department’s two major unions.

Local 911, New England Police Benevolent Association, and Local 504, International Brotherhood of Police Officers, handed their endorsement to the state senator. The endorsement comes one day after a debate in which Mr. Brown and his main opponent, Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley, squared off. The special election to fill the seat formerly held by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy will be held Tuesday.
Sgt. Donald E. Cummings, president of Local 504, said Mr. Brown’s service in the National Guard shows that he knows the threat of terrorism is real, and understands the role public safety personnel play in protecting residents.
Stephen Gunnerson, president of Local 911 patrolmen’s union, called Mr. Brown a “tireless advocate for public safety.” He cited Mr. Brown’s support for Jessica’s Law and Haley’s Bill and his support for sex offender and CORI reform.


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

OH wow, this is a slap in the face of Coakley .

Mark told about the union worker that told about being paid by Coakley but even so he was voting for Scott Brown. hahaha

And the Boston Globe is owned by the NYTimes and is solidly liberal. They’ve been running puff pieces on Martha and the readers are seeing right through them. Lots of anger about ObamaCare and the runaway spending in D.C.

....Thank you Mark for sharing about this.

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Pug Imitating A Blender ~ LOL Cute and Funny!!

"My mom was using the blender and my dog Ozzy decided he was going to run in circles to imitate it. " as told by the person that made the video.

Wild Thing's comment.....

Thank God for our animals we all have. They are all so dear and such fun.

......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 05:50 AM | Comments (5)

The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man

By Jim Mahone

American Thinker

A few years ago, I met a very stone-faced facility manager to give him a quote for janitorial service. He was an old-school Asian businessman, and he wasn't about to give anything away in our conversation. It took about an hour, and throughout, he was never more than icily professional.

It was a large facility in the suburbs, bordering some fairly wild open land. As we were winding up the quote, the room suddenly throbbed with the unmistakable beat of rotor blades and the growling whine of a jet-powered helicopter making a very low overhead pass. The melody was identical to a Viet Nam-era Huey. Suddenly, my indifferent friend's eyes widened as we exchanged glances, and both of us raced to the door to see what was going on.

It wasn't a remake of Apocalypse Now. It was just the power company using the helicopter to set some new poles on the land next door. However, something happened to that man in our dash to the door. The sound instantly connected us to another time in both our lives. He suddenly opened up and ultimately told me what happened to him in the wake of April 30, 1975.

His father was someone the communists wanted desperately to arrest. They badgered his mother daily in her home for over a month, but she never gave up her husband. When the daily interrogations stopped, they posted spies in the woods near this man's home. After six more weeks, the spies finally gave up and left. He said they could tell they were gone because they no longer smelled the cigarette smoke at night.

Some time after that, he escaped on his own, packed into a small boat with forty or fifty other people. They were at sea for weeks, encountering pirates who lost interest in them only once they spotted the .50 caliber machine gun mounted on the foredeck. They made two landings on the Malaysian coast. The first time, they were caught and forced back out to sea. Weeks later, they landed successfully, and the man spent the next two years living in the Malay jungle.

We ran out of time, so I never did learn how he made it to the States. Obviously, he had done well in America.

I walked away from that meeting with a sudden appreciation for the thousands of Americans who began their journey to citizenship in similarly horrid circumstances, those who have very quietly and very quickly triumphed in the same America as have countless others before them. Their stories inspire me.

This April 30, it will be 35 years since that last Huey hovered above the embassy roof in Saigon. For 35 years we've been told that that shameful image represents America's defeat.

It does not.

It wasn't America who abandoned her allies, leaving hundreds of thousands of people to the vengeance of a ruthless enemy. It was America's elite: her politicians, diplomats, and most of all, her media that condemned them to their fate. That helicopter is an image of their failure, their treachery, and their mendacity.

The shame and guilt is theirs, not America's.

On the contrary, it was America who welcomed the survivors of that disgraceful day. It was America, and everyday Americans, who sponsored them as they established themselves in a strange land, with its strange language and culture.

Once they got their feet under them, these new Americans quickly proceeded to write another chapter in their new country's success story. While the image of that last Huey stands for the failure of America's elite, their immigrant tale is a glorious testament to the real America, reflected in the everyday experience of real Americans. Their triumph is the triumph of the true America.

From restaurants to roach coaches, barbershops, nail salons, watchmakers, and countless other enterprises, no obstacle stopped the spirit of these amazing people. A quiet backdrop to American life for 35 years, they raised a generation of sons and daughters who in their turn seized their opportunity. Today, they are more often than not professionals in various walks of American life.

One of the more recognizable of these quiet Americans is Dat Nguyen. Certainly, he is symbolic of these remarkable people's determination to succeed in their new home. He played six successful seasons for the Dallas Cowboys as a middle linebacker -- no mean feat for someone of modest stature descended from slight Asian stock.

His generation's kids, grandchildren of the hearty souls of '75, are now entering college as fully assimilated as any other ethnic group before them.

The conditions their parents and grandparents faced were every bit as dire as the slave ships of earlier centuries. In fact, they were probably much worse. Packed into overloaded, rickety vessels, usually without sanitation, they faced starvation, drowning, pirates, disease, and indifference. Unlike slaves, their lives represented no investment to shippers or owners. They were on their own in a vicious, hostile world. Their only value was to pirates, who would happily murder them on the off-chance that they were carrying a little gold.

While over 58,000 Americans never came home, millions of Vietnamese died, and millions more woke up one day to find their nation dissolving around them. Many of them had their names on lists that guaranteed at least a few years in a reeducation camp. More likely, they'd earned a bullet in the back of the head.

By various miracles, many made it to America.

In the 1980s Thomas Sowell, wrote a superb book called Ethnic America. He describes the cultural characteristics of the various immigrant groups with uncanny accuracy. He then traces how those characteristics influenced where the immigrants and their children found themselves in American society.

Because the Vietnamese were busy writing their own story at the same time he was writing the book, there was no chapter about them, but if ever he thought about updating it, they would be another case confirming his hypothesis. It is human capital: the knowledge and skills, values and attitudes of Americans, both old and new, that profoundly influences success of individual members of any group.

In addition to whatever other challenges they faced, the Vietnamese also reminded many Americans of a very painful time in our history. Still we've never heard a peep from any pressure group or "leader" -- just the quiet hum of their success as they make their way and enrich all of our lives.

Today, our elites are at it again. This time it's not a foreign nation they are abandoning but our own. They may not be abandoning us to the whims of a conquering army just yet, but they are chaining us to an anchor of impossible debt. Curiously, our largest creditor also happens to be our most likely future military rival. We may have very little time indeed before the last Gulfstream departs Dulles.

As we look out to the challenges coming our way, take some inspiration from our quiet neighbors. They faced much worse and lived to triumph. Of course, they had the promise of America to look forward to.

We still have her. At least for the moment.


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

Wonderful article! I love to read stories like this.

He is right too about the "elites are at it again". This time we have to stop the communists in our own country that are many more then there ever have been and they are in our government.

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

US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces

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Scott Brown Files Criminal Complaint , UPS Ticked At Democrats and Great Scott Brown Rally in Quincy

This is the disgusting Coakley rape flyers that were sent out that the Brown Campaign is upset about:

Scott Brown to File Criminal Complaint against MassDems

Scott Brown Campaign filed a complaint against the Democratic Party for spreading lies that Scott Brown would not allow rape victims to receive treatment. They are giving the Massachusetts Democratic Party until Tuesday morning to renounce the lies against Scott Brown.

Dan Winslow, Brown campaign counsel, spoke to reporters about the campaign’s filing of a criminal complaint against the Massachusetts Democratic Party regarding a recent mailing paid for and sent by the Massachusetts Democratic Party.

January 16, 2010 617-335-8333

Dan Winslow, counsel for the Scott Brown for U.S. Senate campaign, will hold a media availability to announce the filing of a criminal complaint against the Massachusetts Democratic Party regarding a recent mailing paid for and sent by the Massachusetts Democratic Party. Winslow will make a statement and take reporters' questions at MassGOP Headquarters in Boston TODAY at 4:00 PM.

Massachusetts GOP Headquarters
85 Merrimac Street, 4th Floor


It’s not the first time they’ve filed charges…..

The Scott Brown Campaign filed charges against the SEIU in December.

FOX Boston

BOSTON - Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown has filed a complaint with the State Ethics Commission after a report that a union backing rival Martha Coakley used state resources to urge workers to volunteer for Coakley's campaign.

The report by FOX25 said the Service Employees International Union used state computers and e-mail addresses to direct state employees to volunteer for Coakley, the Democratic state attorney general.

Coakley's campaign referred questions to the attorney general's office. A spokeswoman said the attorney general's office has received the letter from Brown's attorney and will review it before commenting.


Boston Herald

The United Parcel Service has threatened the Massachusetts Democratic Party with Legal Action as a result of their negative campaign against Scott Brown.

Shipping giant UPS isn’t amused by a Democratic Party campaign pamphlet attacking Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown that plays off the company’s slogan “What can Brown do for you?”

Atlanta-based United Parcel Service, known for its ubiquitous brown trucks, demanded yesterday that the Massachusetts Democratic Party, which is listed as paying for the pamphlet, stop distributing it.

The mailer asks “What can Brown do to you?” It shows Scott Brown dressed up as a UPS driver and says, “He can reward corporations that ship your job overseas just like George W. Bush.”

It’s unclear how many of the mailers had gone out.

“Our legal team sent the Massachusetts Democratic Party an e-mail today,” company spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg said yesterday. “As part of ongoing UPS brand protection, we asked that no further copies be distributed.”

As of late yesterday, Rosenberg said UPS had not received a response. The Massachusetts Democratic Party did not respond to a message left at its headquarters in Boston by the Herald.


Scott Brown rallies in Quincy


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

Coakley is showing both desperation and stupidity. She’s quite the modern day democrat. LOL. She is the gift that keeps giving. Keep it up Coakley.!

The funny thing concerning the whole trademark infringement is that as the Massachusetts’ Attorney General she knows that she shouldn’t be doing this.

The UPS guys I have met that have delivered packages ( in Calilfornia and also here in Florida where we live now) have all listened to Conservative talk radio and were registered Independents and a few registered Republicans. One of them here I give him our Rush Limbaugh letter ( magazine) we get each month when we are done with it.
He loves it. UPS driver makes a point of telling me that Obama is destroying the country. He told me libs are just plain rude. LOL

I’d be embarassed if I were one of her supporters.

1. The campaign mispelled Massachusetts in a campaign ad.
2. Put the a picture of the World Trade Center in a campaign ad.
3. Called Curt Shilling pitcher of the RedSocks a Yankee Fan.
4. Said there were no more terrorists in Afghanistan when a fairly large terrorist attack had happenned not long before.
5. Said something to the effect that Catholics shouldn’t be working in Emergency Rooms if they had a problem with abortion.

This lady and her campaign are the most incompetent campaign since Creigh Deeds here in Virginia. She almost makes him look electable.

Martha has a big problem and I don’t think there is anything the Democrats can do about it. If they do not lose this seat it will not be for lack of trying.

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Lt. Col. Ralph Peters Calls Pentagon Report On The Fort Hood Shooting A "whitewash"

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on "Fox & Friends" calling the Pentagon report on the Fort Hood shooting a "whitewash."

The Pentagon report blamed "several Army officers" for "failing to see the warning signs before the attack."

Peters called the report a "whitewash" that is "morally corrosive and dishonest." He said the officers should be disciplined but he said the report never asked the question "why didn't they stop him?" Peters said the answer is "the pervasive culture of political correctness in our military." He added that the officers "knew that if they tried to put Hasan out of the army, or stop his promotion...that their careers would suffer and that Hasan probably would have sailed straight through anyway."

Peters said, "the problem is a climate and a culture of political correctness that kills American service members."


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

They also mentioned that they will be more vigilante when it comes to “religious terrorism”. Has anyone seen a methodist jihadist, a Luthern jihadist, an orthodox jihadist? NO! WHY? because there aren’t any. These bastards have blood on thier hands, they have crippled and caused this event at Ft Hood because of the PC policies of this administration. THEY CAN’T , EVEN NOW AFTER THIS ATTACK ON OUR MILITARY BRING THEMSELVES TO SAY ISLAMIC!!! JIHADISTS!!!!

Check this out, it is the cover of the DOD's report on Ft. Hood.

It is a bunch of politically correct, whitewashed mumbo jumbo contained within "Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood". pdf file

The cover shows two arms clasped - the slightly darker skinned one (islamist?) on the top grasping the lighter skinned one (infidel?) on the bottom.

Islamic terrorist Hasan is referred to as a "gunman" and the "alleged perpetrator", the terror attack is referred to as an "incident" and their review "focused on the non-criminal aspects of the tragedy". By jove, our first responders were magnificent though!

What a joke.

86 pages and I could only find one mention of Islam and its derivatives (Islamic, Islamist and Muslim)- and it was in a freaking footnote!

What a disgrace to the memory of those killed and to the suffering of those who were wounded.

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Operation Pierre Pan May Start at Miami Hospitals

Operation Pierre Pan May Start at Miami Hospitals

Miami advocates are pushing to relocate Haitian children to the U.S.

NBC Miami

Some of Haiti's most fragile - its children - have arrived at Miami area hospitals and for a few, Miami may become their new home.

So far, 23 patients from the earthquake have been treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital, with countless more likely to be airlifted from the island for treatment. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson has contacted all the children's hospitals in Florida and requested that they receive critically injured Haitian children in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Nelson on Friday said he also plans to introduce a "major Haitian relief bill."

But the injured won't likely be the only children coming to Florida.

"Operation Pierre Pan," as its being called, is an effort to relocate the thousands of children likely orphaned by the natural disaster in Port-au-Prince. Many of the children could already have relatives in Miami and around the U.S.

A similar effort occurred decades ago when "Operation Pedro Pan" was launched to help the children of Cuba during the political upheaval in that island neighbor. Some 14,000 children were relocated to the United States, many of them settling in South Florida.

While advocates mobilize for a push to help find the children new families if not reunite them with stateside relatives, there are several hurdles that need to be overcome.

The movement would need the approval of the U.S. government to at the very least grant the orphans temporary status in the country.

Still, agencies in Miami-Dade and Broward are gearing up for the possible influx of children in need of a home, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

We've already begun to make preparations and are willing to do our part," said Mark Riordan, Broward County spokesman for the state's Department of Children and Families.


Haitians in country illegally can stay


The Obama administration says it will allow Haitians already in the U.S. illegally to remain because of this week's catastrophic earthquake.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano granted the temporary protected status on Friday.

The protection is only available to Haitians already in the country as of last Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Napolitano temporarily halted deportations of Haitians, even those already in detention.

Temporary protected status is granted to foreigners who may not be able to return safely to their country because of a natural disaster, armed conflict or other reasons.


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

Here is a link to a news video about the 45,000 coming to Florida. It states they will be brought to Miami, Orlando and Tampa.

I am stil ticked off how it took Obama three days to respond to the Christmas Day Fruit of Kaboom Bomber, three days. And when he came out after those three days, he was clearly irritated that he had to do it. He didn't want to do it. He comes out here in less than 24 hours to speak about Haiti.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Massachusetts Miracle ~ Awesome Video

On January 19, 2010, a special election will be held in Massachusetts to select a new US Senator. Mainstream media pundits would have you believe Democrat Maratha Coakley is the undisputed leader in the race. But the so-called 'experts' may be in for a bit of a surprise.

Freedom-loving Americans from across our nation are rising-up to support Republican candidate Scott Brown. In the days leading up to the election, Brown has advanced such that some polls now actually show him within the margin of error.

Brown would provide the critical 41st vote in the Senate to break the Democrat's filibuster-proof majority and stop the unprecedented assault on our personal liberties that is now taking place in Congress.

Scott Brown has pledged to vote against the government takeover of our health care system and is also opposed to cap-and-trade.

Martha Coakley, on the other hand, supports Obama's socialistic agenda.

The political elite should not underestimate the resilience of the American people to defend their liberty from a tyrannical government.


Doug Shoen Democrat Pollster says Americans do not like how far to the left Obama has taken our country and Coakley is just like Obama. Shoen says he himself is a moderate Democrat and does not like it as well.

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January 16, 2010

Scott Brown's Daughter Ayla Brown ‘Completely Offended’ by Martha Coakley’s Attack

Scott Brown with his daughters Ayla and Arianna Brown~ this is a cute ad. ~ Wild Thing


Ayla Brown ‘completely offended’ by Martha Coakley’s attack

Boston Herald

“American Idol” starlet Ayla Brown morphed into campaign pit bull yesterday for GOP dad Sen. Scott Brown as she tore into Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley for plunging the U.S. Senate race into the gutter.

“Martha Coakley’s new negative ad represents everything that discourages young women from getting involved in politics, and as a young woman, I’m completely offended by that,” said the 21-year-old Brown. “She even spelled Massachusetts wrong in her original ad which is very embarrassing, I must say as a young woman.”

The former Idol contender and Boston College senior sought to further boost her father onto the national political stage as the race intensified amid polls showing it tightening.

“This past campaign season I’ve really seen him evolve,” Brown told the Herald. “I think he has an incredible shot at winning if they just get out there and vote.”

The singer, who belted out “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” during her “American Idol” audition, slammed Coakley for striking a sour note in a new television ad that she said misrepresents her father on the issues.

The spot shows images of a distraught woman at the bottom of a stairwell as a voiceover details a legislative amendment filed by Brown that would have allowed some facilities to deny emergency contraception to rape victims.

“Her attack on my dad is completely inaccurate and misleading,” Brown said as she defended her doting dad. “I’m here today to say that Martha Coakley should take down her negative ad.”

Coakley’s campaign stood behind their ad but didn’t respond directly to the college hoopster’s sharp elbows.

“We take issue with the regressive legislation that Scott Brown sponsored. Today, he has continued to try to back away from it because of the devastating impact it would have had on women’s health. But he cannot run away from his record,” said Coakley spokesman Corey Welford in a statement.

Ayla broke her silence on the campaign trail in the last stretch of the heated battle to fill the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s seat. But Brown, standing next to her 19-year-old sister Arianna, said she wasn’t “dragged into the campaign.”

“We are very willing to play a part in my dad’s campaign,” Brown said.

Brown told the Herald Coakley’s inflammatory ad prompted her to speak out. “For our family, especially me being on ‘Idol’ but (also) my dad being in politics, there are always so many people who have something negative to say,” Brown said. “The minute it’s sponsored and the people really believe in false accusations, that’s where we had to draw the line.”


Ayla Brown - "The Star-Spangled Banner" with the Boston Pops


Ayla Brown "Come Together" Live with the James Montgomery Blues Band & The Uptown Horns

This is the third live video from the new album "Ayla Brown Live!" available now on iTunes and all other digital music stores. Ayla Brown toured in the summer of 2009 with The James Montgomery Blues Band & The Uptown Horns.


Poll shocker: Scott Brown surges ahead in Senate race

Boston Herald

Riding a wave of opposition to Democratic health-care reform, GOP upstart Scott Brown is leading in the U.S. Senate race, raising the odds of a historic upset that would reverberate all the way to the White House, a new poll shows.

Although Brown’s 4-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley is within the Suffolk University/7News survey’s margin of error, the underdog’s position at the top of the results stunned even pollster David Paleologos.

“It’s a Brown-out,” said Paleologos, director of Suffolk’s Political Research Center. “It’s a massive change in the political landscape.

The poll shows Brown, a state senator from Wrentham, besting Coakley, the state’s attorney general, by 50 percent to 46 percent, the first major survey to show Brown in the lead. Unenrolled long-shot Joseph L. Kennedy, an information technology executive with no relation to the famous family, gets 3 percent of the vote. Only 1 percent of voters were undecided.


While Brown has 91 percent of registered Republicans locked up, an astonishing 17 percent of Democrats report they’re jumping ship for Brown as well - likely a product of Coakley’s laser-focus on hard-core Dems, potentially at the exclusion of other Democrats whom she needed to win over, Paleologos said.

For Coakley, Brown’s surge may be as ominous as the fact that her campaign’s peril is not fully recognized, with 64 percent of voters still believing she’ll win - a perception that threatens to keep her supporters home.

Brown’s popularity is solid. He enjoys a 57 percent favorability rating compared to just 19 percent unfavorable. Coakley’s favorability is 49 percent; her unfavorability, 41 percent.

No longer does Brown suffer from a name-recognition problem, with 95 percent of voters having heard of him statewide.


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

I am proud of Ayla Brown for speaking out. What Coakley did was lie and she needed to be called on it.

This was her American Idol questionaire:

When did you first start to sing?

When I began watching Winnie the Pooh and Disney Movies.

Do you have any formal singing training?

Yes. I have taken singing lessons in the past at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts.

What other talents do you have?

Scholarship for basketball at Boston College. Ceramics. All Sports.

If you don't make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?

Continue to play basketball at Boston College.

What are your personal goals in life?

To be a role model, to live a healthy and happy life, to continue to have a successful career in basketball.

Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?

My parents.

Do you have any rituals or things you do each time you perform?

Yes, I wear a special star necklace my mom gave me for my 16th birthday. I also wear it before every game.

Most embarrassing moments?

My first day I had my permit I backed out of my driveway and into a parked car.

What has been your proudest moment in life so far?

Being one of the few people in MA to be a 2000 point scorer.

If you couldn't sing, which talent would you most like to have?

To be a professional basketball player.

What is your definition of an AMERICAN IDOL?

To be a role model for their community, work with young people. Leading by example.

Who is your favorite judge and why?

Randy because he shares a passion for sports and music.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

That I sleep with a teddy bear and I almost can't sleep without it.

How has this changed your life?

This has taken me down a road I didn't expect.

Do you have any lucky charms?

A lucky star necklace.

Who are your heroes in life?

People who serve in the armed forces - like my Dad.

What's been your toughest obstacle in life?

Overcoming people's incorrect assumptions about me.

Do you think the audition process was fair?


If you win, who will you thank first?

My parents and the people who believe in me, and who have supported me for many years.

....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 Martha Coakley DANGEROUS For America!


A new ad from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee uses an unlikely symbol of Wall Street greed: the World Trade Center.

The image in the attack on Scott Brown for his alleged closeness to Wall Street pictures the Trade Center and the destroyed Marriott Hotel on its western side.

A National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman, Brian Walsh, attacked its use.

“Using the image of a site where over 2,700 Americans died in a terrorist attack to distort Scott Brown’s position on regulating Wall Street is both distasteful and disrespectful. Martha Coakley should immediately renounce this ad and call for it to be removed from the airwaves,” he said.

A spokesman for the DSCC, Eric Schultz, said the image should not have appeared in the ad and that it was being pulled and aired with a different image.

The ad is no longer on YouTube; but the above is an image of what it had at the beginning of the original ad.

Democrat Martha Coakley was on with Ken Pittman from WBSM in Massachusetts today. Martha told Ken that if you object to abortion and are a devout Catholic then…

“You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.”

From the interview:

From the interview:

Ken Pittman: Right, if you are a Catholic, and believe what the Pope teaches that any form of birth control is a sin. ah you don’t want to do that.

Martha Coakley: No we have a seperation of church and state Ken, lets be clear.

Ken Pittman: In the emergency room you still have your religious freedom.

Martha Coakley: (……uh, eh…um..) The law says that people are allowed to have that. You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.


Martha Coakley on Afghanistan: Mission Accomplished

Martha’s Coakley’s mission is to skedaddle from Afghanistan because the Taliban are gone… “They’re not there anymore.”

On Monday Senate Candidate Martha Coakley told Massachusetts voters that it was time to pull out of Afghanistan. Coakley said she was not sure there was a way to succeed.

“I think we have done what we are going to be able to do in Afghanistan. I think that we should plan an exit strategy. Yes. I’m not sure there is a way to succeed. If the goal was and the mission in Afghanistan was to go in because we believed that the Taliban was giving harbor to terrorists. We supported that. I supported that. They’re gone. They’re not there anymore.”


On the talk radio show, "Nightside With Dan Rea," Coakley labels Rudy Giuliani as a Yankee fan, then goes on to bizarrely describe Brown supporter Curt Schilling, the great former Red Sox pitcher, as a Yankee fan as well.

THIS is REALLY pathetic! Yesterday Coakley said Red Sox great Curt Schilling was a Yankee fan.~ Wild Thing


Curt Schilling was already upset that she dissed Fenway Park fans. He ought to be really impressed with this latest comment.

Curt Schilling lashes out at Martha Coakley

Boston Herald

Schilling highlighted the blog post following a Boston Globe article quoting Coakley’s response to concerns that she hasn’t been campaigning enough during the tight race.

“As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?” Coakley was quoted saying, apparently referencing a Brown ad where he greets supporters outside Fenway.

Former Red Sox [team stats] ace Curt Schilling [stats] ripped Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley today for dissing his beloved Fenway Park map, saying the remark shows her “elitism and arrogance unbelievably.”

“It’s Massachusetts. You do not make sneering insults about Fenway Park. What’s she going to do next, insult the Red Sox?” wrote Schilling in his blog, 38 Pitches. “She’s apparently been trying to win the title of Worst Political Campaign Ever.”

And from Curt's own Blog he also responds to being called a Yankee Fan:

38 Pitches

"I’ve been called a LOT of things, But never, and I mean never, could anyone ever make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan. Well, check that, if you didn’t know what the hell is going on in your own state maybe you could."


Coakley resides in Medford, Massachusetts, with her husband, Thomas F. O’Connor, Jr.

Yesterday her husband Tom’s old work buddies the Cambridge Police Patrol Officers Association slammed Martha Coakley for assuming they supporter her and endorsed Scott Brown for United States Senator.

The 212 member Cambridge Police Patrol Officers Association voted to endorse State Senator Scott Brown for United States Senator in next Tuesday’s election against Attorney General Martha Coakley. CPSOA’s President released the following letter yesterday:

All Members,

Members of our Association have inquired and requested that we endorse Scott Brown in the upcoming election against Martha Coakley. Ms. Coakley along with some of her campaign workers have talked publicly about how her husband is a retired Cambridge Police Officer, giving appearances that she is being endorsed by the Cambridge Police. This may be an innocent insinuation but most do take this as our giving her our support and endorsement. Yesterday, the CPPOA Executive Board voted to endorse State Senator Scott Brown in the upcoming election for US Senate. In an 11 to 2 vote, the Executive Board voted overwhelmingly in favor of the endorsement. We do not endorse anyone who advocates changes in the health care that take away any bargaining rights or increases our cost along with our contributions. Senator Brown does not support the Comprehensive Healthcare Reform Bill and promises to be the 41st vote to ensure its defeat.

The current leadership at the state house, as we all know and have seen over the past two years, have an agenda to dismantle all of our hard earned bargained benefits and they will continue to dismantle these until there is a complete change from the top down. Martha Coakley is part of this Massachusetts leadership and she will continue with this agenda, only now it will be at the capital level and we need to stop it. So today, we the members of the Cambridge Police Patrol Officers Association endorse Scott Brown for the senate seat vacated by Senator Kennedy.


Stephen Killion
President Cambridge Police
Patrol Officers Association.

The Cambridge Police Patrol Officers Association is a founding member of the MMPC


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

Whew wow she is really horrible, but typical as a democrat. And DUMB, oh my gosh . She is too stupid for words! LOL I don’t think Coakley knows the difference between the Boston Red Sox, Sox the cat, and Argyle Sox. Next Coakley will say "Curt Schilling throws like a GIRL!"

Martha Coakley is making Edmund Muskie and Gary Hart look like brilliant campaigners.

It isnt often that you get to see someone self destruct on the campaign trail.

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Desperate Obama and Democrats " Health Bill Can Pass Senate With 51 Votes", Van Hollen Says

Rep. John Carter, (R-Texas), on the continually changing deadlines for a decision on health-care reform.


Health Bill Can Pass Senate With 51 Votes, Van Hollen Says

Democrats tonight announced that they will likely ram Obamacare through the US Senate using the reconciliation process. This would allow democrats to nationalize one-sixth of the US economy wiith only 51 Senate Democrats voting for the bill.

Even if Democrats lose the special election to pick a new Massachusetts senator Tuesday, Congress may still pass health-care overhaul through a process called reconciliation, a top House Democrat said.

That procedure requires 51 votes rather than the 60 needed to prevent Republicans from blocking votes on President Barack Obama’s top legislative priorities. That supermajority is at risk as the Massachusetts race has tightened.

“Even before Massachusetts and that race was on the radar screen, we prepared for the process of using reconciliation,” Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said.
“Getting health-care reform passed is important,” Van Hollen said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend. “Reconciliation is an option.”

Should Democrats take that route, the legislation would have to be scaled back because of Senate rules.

He also said he expects Democratic Senate candidate Martha Coakley to win in Massachusetts.
Van Hollen said Republican predictions that the political climate had changed so much that they can capture the 40 seats needed to regain control of the House was “pure hallucination.”

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

God help us all!

So it looks like by hook or by crook they’re GOING to pass this abomination. They keep fanning the embers and eventually a fire will erupt.

This announcement is also an attempt to cool the voter turn-out for Scott, they are seeing the polls about his race. I don't think what they are trying to do will work, particularly when Barney Frank has issued his clarion call yesterday that “healthcare is dead” if Scott is elected. They have threatened this before. But that which can be passed by 51 votes can be repealed by 51 votes.

Keep praying for strength because Cap & Trade is next in the chute!

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Democrats Give Unions Special Break in Health Care Bill

When this gets to SCOTUS, they can either overturn this law, or get rid of the inscription in front of their building.

Democrats Give Unions Special Break in Health Care Bill

Non Union workers will be forced to pay the difference!

Two neighbors do the same kind of work. One is a member of a union and the other is not. Both work in fields which require a substantial health insurance plan. So why is it that the neighbor in the non-union job will now pay a 40% tax on a premium health insurance plan and the union neighbor will get a waiver on that tax until 2018? It's another smack in the face to fairness that has been all too common in the Democrat conduct of health care "reform."

First there was the Louisiana Purchase with $300 million going to Louisiana to buy the vote of Senator Mary Landrieu (D). Then, the $100 million Cornhusker compromise which bought the vote of Ben Nelson (D-NE). A slew of other secret backroom deals for other states.

Now, the labor unions, which pumped tens of millions in Obama's 2008 campaign are getting another payoff.

To make up for the lost revenue, Democrats will have to raise taxes on the rest of us.


Tribune Capital's Danny Fontana argues exempting unions from a Cadillac Tax is unfair to non-union workers.


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

Equal justice under the law, but some people are more equal than others.

The health care bill is totally unconstitutional, these people doing this oh man I would LOVE for them to be thrown in JAIL!

How can we stand by while these misfits continue to stomp on our Constitution!!!!

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Democrats 'plan to steal the vote' In Future Elections

Democrats 'plan to steal the vote'

If you thought health-care bill was scary, check out universal-registration scheme


A political correspondent is making waves with his stern warning that Democrats are scheming to manipulate the electoral process this election year by implementing a federal mandate to involuntarily register millions of people to vote – making the system ripe for unprecedented fraud and abuse.

"Democrats were very rattled by the Nov. 3 election results," Wall Street Journal reporter and political commentator John Fund told a crowd in November 2009, at a David Horowitz Freedom Center forum. "What do liberals do when they lose elections? They change the rules."

'Definitely introducing a bill'

Fund is warning that Sen. Charles Schumer, D.-N.Y., and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., plan to propose universal voter-registration legislation – possibly within weeks.

"Schumer is definitely introducing a bill," Fund told WND. "It's not public yet, but he's definitely going to do so."

A congressional staffer confirmed Schumer's involvement.

"What we know from statements from advocacy groups that support universal voter registration is that they have been working with Sen. Schumer's office since approximately last spring to create a bill," the staffer told WND. "We don't know exactly when he will introduce it, but it has been predicted to be introduced in the near future for several months now. Schumer definitely has been, and seems to be, the point person on this."
While Schumer has yet to publicly share the plans, the staffer said advocacy groups have published materials calling for the use of a wide range of government lists and databases to add people to voter registration rolls.
Fund said the health-care reform negotiations are lasting longer than expected, so he anticipates the universal voter registration legislation may be introduced in February or later. The congressional staffer said he believes a bill passed this year would probably take effect in time for the 2012 election.
Fund discusses the topic in his November 2009 book, "How the Obama Administration Threatens to Undermine Our Elections."
"The idea, embraced by Barack Obama when he was a presidential candidate, is to shift responsibility for registering to vote from the individual to the federal government," Fund writes in his book. "All eligible citizens would automatically be registered to vote, which existing lists such as DMV records, income-tax returns, welfare rolls and unemployment lists being used to enroll everyone. Once registered, individuals would stay on the federal rolls, even if they move to another state or district."

Illegal immigrant registration

Fund warns that the government databases contain names of non-citizens, mentally incompetent individuals and felons – factors that would usually disqualify a person from voting in most states.
"One main concern that has been raised is that most of these databases don't indicate citizenship status," the staffer said. "It's not clear that there is any available way to determine whether the people being added to the rolls are or are not citizens."

Fund notes that many people own property in more than one location and pay taxes to numerous government entities.

"[U]niversal voter registration would automatically register them in more than one location, allowing them to vote more than once – either in person or by mail," Fund explains.

He said the plan would destroy the integrity of the registration process, much as widespread registration drives by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, were reportedly rife with criminal actions, including people registered multiple times under fraudulent names and addresses. The "community organizing" group deployed thousands of get-out-the-vote workers in 2008 and purportedly provided them with registration quotas. Larry Lomax, registrar of voters in Las Vegas, Nev., told the Wall Street Journal he believed 48 percent of ACORN's forms had been "clearly fraudulent." In the 2008 election, ACORN's practices led to investigation in more than a dozen states.

"Now they will sell this very cleverly," Fund explained at the forum. "They will say, well, OK, ACORN did have some problems with voter registration. We shouldn't have these third-party rogue groups out there. So, let's put ACORN out of business, and let's register everybody."

Please continue the rest of the article HERE, thank you so much.


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

Normally I would say, this WILL NEVER pass constitutional muster - based on the 9th and 10th Amendments .

BUT things have changed since Obama became Dictator and his band of ugly corrupt Democrats, Pelosi, Reid, Shummer, etc.

It's not enough that Unions don't have to pay some taxes now this group of crooks are trying to make more unconstitutional law for voting. ENOUGH!!!!

....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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Legislation Introduced to Attack Gun Shows in Washington

Legislation Introduced to Attack Gun Shows in Washington


State Representatives Brendan Williams (D-22) and Maralyn Chase (D-32) have introduced House Bill 2477, a bill that seeks to abolish the private transfer of firearms, even between family and friends, at gun shows.

Simply put, HB2477 would hold law-abiding gun owners liable for the acts of criminals. Under this bill, if a firearm is privately transferred at a gun show to a person who is ineligible, the seller can be held liable for injury or death caused by the criminal use of that firearm.

Further, in order to implement this bill, tracking firearm ownership will be required. The predictable follow-up to this bill's passage is comprehensive firearms registration

Please contact both of your State Representatives and your State Senator at 800-562-6000 and politely urge them to oppose HB2477.

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

They sure keep trying to mess with gun owners.

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And THEY Think They Can Run A Government-Run Health Care????

To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature,

It is now official you are ALL corrupt morons:

The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.
Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.
War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.
Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.
Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.
The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars


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

Good one!

LOL I love the guys shirt too. God bless this man!!!

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

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

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January 15, 2010

Awesome Lt. Col Allen West On Red Eye

This man is the real deal. Big things await him. Here's his response to Reid's "Negro" debacle. Unfortunately, many on the right are ignoring this man and his statements:


The revelation of Senator Harry Reid’s comments referencing “negro talk” is just indicative of the true sentiment elitist liberals, and indeed the Democratic party, have toward black Americans. The history of the Democrat party is one of slavery, secession, segregation, and now socialism. It is this new aged socialism born from the Johnson Great Society programs that have castigated blacks as victims needing government dependency. One need only to look upon the city of Detroit to ascertain what liberal social welfare policies have produced for the inner city… the new plantation for black Americans.

The Ku Klux Klan was birthed by the Democrats as a terrorist wing to intimidate blacks, and whites, who sought to promote economic and education independence and social justice for blacks. What was once overt has just morphed and become covert, yet still exists.

One can only imagine the insanity and media outrage if Reid’s quote had come from a member of the Republican party. I look forward to hearing from Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton on Reid’s comments… or has liberal hush money paid for the silence of these proprietors of poverty and victimization theory. Actually, if President Obama had any courage he would demand Reid step down as Senate Majority Leader, and discontinue any support for his Senate reelection… notice I said “if”. I am quite sure the Soros money which elevated Obama to the position of President has bought his servitude.

Why am I running for US Congress as a Republican? Simple. I would rather stand proudly and be called “an Uncle Tom and a sellout” than lose my self-esteem and be considered an inferior by liberals. I understand the legacy of the GOP and the black community… not the revisionist history espoused by liberal educators. I am not, shall never be, and will not raise my daughters to be a part of the liberal 21st century plantation. I am not just some articulate, clean, well spoken negro. I am an American warrior, Congressional candidate, and shall never submit to the collective progressive ideal of inferiority.

Senator Harry Reid’s comments are disgusting, despicable, and unacceptable. They are representative of how intellectual elite liberals do indeed speak of black Americans in their closed private spaces. Next week I have been invited to NYC to address the Hudson Institute, a conservative organization, conference on “Reclaiming American Liberty”. That invite came to me because I took advantage of the opportunities this great Republic offered. I followed the guidance of my parents and set my standards above all others around me. I speak well and have impeccable communicative skills because my Father and Mother prioritized that quality.

I shiver to think what my future could have been if I listened to the insidious rhetoric of charlatans such as Harry Reid, and the ambassadors of affirmative action who reside in the Congressional Black Caucus. Sure, the “stuck on stupid” blacks are going to address me in derogatory names, but I possess something which they lack; Honor, Integrity, and Character. To them I say, continue to be slaves to the liberals for your vote… and in a year you will be calling me Congressman West.

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC(R) Allen B West


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

He is running for Congress in Florida's 22nd District. I sure hope he wins. He truly is a wonderful man and I love every speech I have heard him make.

Here is his Facebook page.

His 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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Obama Summons Dems to WH for Late-Night Health Reform Talks

Obama Summons Dems to White House for Late-Night Health Reform Talks

FOX News

President Obama summoned House and Senate Democratic leaders to the White House late Thursday to discuss an apparent breakthrough in health care reform negotiations -- on the make-or-break issue of taxing high-value health plans and other issues.

After enduring months of criticism that he was too detached from negotiations -- criticism mostly expressed in Democratic cloakrooms on Capitol Hill -- Obama has jumped in with both feet. He has personalized a marathon push to land a health care deal this week or early next week, telling lawmakers and key stakeholders that he will not tolerate failure and that compromises, even hard ones, must be achieved on a tight schedule.

Obama began meeting with twelve top Democrats at 9 p.m., and the meeting has no scheduled end time. This comes after most of the same lawmakers spent more than eight hours at the White House on Wednesday trying to hammer out a deal.

The breakthrough announced Thursday was a biproduct of the previous days talks: a deal on so-called "Cadillac" insurance plans. The White House and top union leaders heralded the agreement, which shields all union workers for five years from significant taxes on health benefit packages that non-union workers will face starting in 2013.

On Tuesday, Obama told union leaders who came to the White House to express their opposition to the excise taxes that they would not deter him and they must accept the tax in some form. Under those conditions, union leaders sought various exemptions, even though some in their membership adamantly opposed any tax on health benefits.

Republican critics called the union deal another back-room favor handed out in secret talks that violated Obama's promise of transparency.

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

Some late night arm twisting and knee-capping, the Chicago way! Good grief, how many many end of week, late night, wear down sessions does it take to pass a deeply flawed, socialist agenda?!! And isn't it wonderful how Obama has eliminated partisanship by only talking to Democrats.

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Obama To Meddle With Your Retirement Accounts?

Obama to meddle with your retirement account?

Administration considers forcing investors into Treasury debt


The Obama administration appears to have come up with a novel way of financing trillion-dollar budget deficits – demanding IRA and 401(k) holders buy trillions of dollars in Treasury bonds.

With the Treasury needing this year to see another $1 trillion in debt to finance the anticipated federal budget deficit, and the Federal Reserve about to discontinue its 2009 program of buying Treasury bonds for the Fed’s asset portfolio, the Obama administration is scrambling to find ways to sell government debt without having to raise interest rates.

Bloomberg reported Friday that Assistant Labor Secretary Phyllis C. Borzi and Deputy Assistant Treasury Mark Iwry are planning to stage a public comment period before implementing regulations that would require private investors to structure IRA and 401(k) accounts into what could amount to a U.S. Treasury debt-backed government annuity.

CNBC’s Rick Santelli broadcast the rumor the same day from the trading floor during CNBC’s "Power Lunch" show.

Spokesmen from both the U.S. Treasury and Department of Labor confirmed to WND that the federal agencies about to enter a pre-regulation public comment phase on the proposed rule change.

continue article HERE

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

Seniors, baby boomers and post boomers are going to get mega screwed but many voted for this.

Americans are being held up at gunpoint, and there's not a sheriff in sight.

....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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Thank You Patrick Henry Hughes For Being A Light In This World

A member of the Louisville Cardinals marching band -- who is blind and in a wheelchair -- never fails to inspire when he takes the field with the help of his father.

Patrick Henry Hughes was born without eyes and can't straighten his arms or legs. And yet, he will play trumpet with the 220-member Cardinal marching band while his father pushes his wheelchair around the field, jogging, spinning and maneuvering the chair in tricky formations.

He has performed piano concerts at a congressional breakfast on Capitol Hill and at the Grand Ole Opry, and regularly mesmerizes passersby at shopping-mall shows. People learn quickly that think he'll play elementary piano, and then he wows them with Chopin, Mozart, Ray Charles and Duke Ellington.

Hughes was born with bilateral anophthalmia, the rarest and most severe form of eye deformity. He also has a birth defect that does not allow his elbows and knees to function properly. He had two titanium rods surgically attached to his spine in 1999 to correct scoliosis.

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

What a beautiful story and what an incredibly inspiring family!

God bless Patrick and his family.

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

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

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Ben Nelson Gets BOO's and “Get him the hell out of here!” At Pizza Restaurant


Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson and his wife were leaving dinner at a new pizza joint near their home in Omaha one night last week when a patron began complaining about Nelson’s decisive vote in favor of the Senate’s health care bill.

Other customers started booing. A woman yelled, “Get him the hell out of here!” And the Nelsons and their dining companions beat a hasty retreat.

“It was definitely a scene in there,” said Tom Lewis, a 41-year-old dentist and registered Republican who witnessed the incident. A second witness confirmed the incident to POLITICO.

It’s a new experience for Nelson.

He used to be a popular figure back home, a Democrat who served eight years in the governor’s office and was elected twice to the Senate by a state that’s as red as the “N” on the University of Nebraska's football helmets.

But Nelson has seen his approval ratings tumble in the wake of his wavering over the historic health care bill, his deal-cutting with other Senate Democrats and, ultimately, his support to break a GOP filibuster and send the bill to a House-Senate conference committee.

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

LOL I love that this happened, he deserved it.

Americans are really PO’d right now! That’s a good thing.

.....Thank you Richard.

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Everyone Must Sacrifice But Barack and Michelle Obama Throw Parties Every 3 Days

After Obama Tells America “Everyone Must Sacrifice” the White House Throws 1 Party Every 3 Days in First Year
Back in January 2009, before he signed his failed $787 billion stimulus bill into law, Barack Obama told America that everyone must sacrifice for the greater good. Everyone must have “some skin in the game.”

What he meant, of course, was that everyone would have to sacrifice to lift American out of the worst recession since the Great Depression except for Barack and Michelle Obama.

Now we learn that the the Obama White House has held one party every three days in first year of Obama reign.
Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) reported:

Let the good times roll” – and roll they have at the Obama White House, while nearly 11% of the workforce remains unemployed, nearly four million Americans are losing their homes, and terrorists ride the open skies.

In fact, according to the Chicago Tribune, the stylish Ms. Rogers and the party-hearty First Couple hosted no less than 170 parties and social events through December 3 of 2009. And that does not even include the 17 parties and 11 open houses – feting more than 50,000 guests – ABC News reported the Obamas hosted throughout the Holiday Season.

That means by January, 2010, Ms. Rogers had staged one gala White House event every three days throughout the first year of the Obama Administration, making the once austere Executive Mansion look more like party central.

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

Obama is the most blatantly corrupt person ever to occupy the Whitehouse. He displays an “in your face” attitude to anyone that does not agree with his extreme liberal policies.

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January 13, 2010

CNN Jack Cafferty on Pelosi and The Copenhagen Summit Turned Junket

CNN's Jack Cafferty calling Nancy Pelosi a "horrible woman."

Cafferty said while "this nation is hurting" Nancy Pelosi is using "three military jets for a December trip to Copenhagen, and then refuses to answer any questions about it." Cafferty then added "what a horrible woman she is" and Wolf Blitzer asked "Jack are you gonna tell us how you really feel about Nancy Pelosi?" Cafferty responded "I just did, she's a horrible woman."


Copenhagen Summit Turned Junket?

CBS news

Few would argue with the U.S. having a presence at the Copenhagen Climate Summit. But wait until you hear what we found about how many in Congress got all-expense paid trips to Denmark on your dime.

CBS investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports that cameras spotted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the summit. She called the shots on who got to go. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and embattled Chairman of the Tax Committee Charles Rangel were also there.

They were joined by 17 colleagues: Democrats: Waxman, Miller, Markey, Gordon, Levin, Blumenauer, DeGette, Inslee, Ryan, Butterfield, Cleaver, Giffords, and Republicans: Barton, Upton, Moore Capito, Sullivan, Blackburn and Sensenbrenner.

That's not the half of it. But finding out more was a bit like trying to get the keys to Ft. Knox. Many referred us to Speaker Pelosi who wouldn't agree to an interview. Her office said it "will comply with disclosure requirements" but wouldn't give us cost estimates or even tell us where they all stayed.

Senator Inhofe (R-OK) is one of the few who provided us any detail. He attended the summit on his own for just a few hours, to give an "opposing view."

"They're going because it's the biggest party of the year," Sen. Inhofe said. "The worst thing that happened there is they ran out of caviar."

Our investigation found that the congressional delegation was so large, it needed three military jets: two 737's and a Gulfstream Five -- up to 64 passengers -- traveling in luxurious comfort.

Add senators and staff, most of whom flew commercial, and we counted at least 101 Congress-related attendees. All for a summit that failed to deliver a global climate deal.

As a perk, some took spouses, since they could snag an open seat on a military jet or share a room at no extra cost to taxpayers. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was there with her husband. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) was also there with her husband. Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) took his wife, as did Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Congressman Barton -- a climate change skeptic -- even brought along his daughter.

Until required filings are made in the coming weeks, we can only figure bits and pieces of the cost to you.

* Three military jets at $9,900 per hour - $168,000 just in flight time.

* Dozens flew commercial at up to $2,000 each

* 321 hotel nights booked - the bulk at Copenhagen's five-star Marriott.

* Meals add tens of thousands more.

Steve Ellis of Taxpayers for Common Sense, wasn't against a U.S. presence. But he said, "Every penny counts. Congress should be shaking the couch cushions looking for change, rather than spending cash for everybody to go to Copenhagen."
Nobody we asked would defend the super-sized Congressional presence on camera. One Democrat said it showed the world the U.S. is serious about climate change.

And all those attendees who went to the summit rather than hooking up by teleconference? They produced enough climate-stunting carbon dioxide to fill 10,000 Olympic swimming pools.

Which means even if Congress didn't get a global agreement - they left an indelible footprint all the same.


Wild Thing's comment....... saner times, we’d be storming Washington.

"They're going because it's the biggest party of the year," Sen. Inhofe said. "The worst thing that happened there is they ran out of caviar."

God Bless you Senator!

I am so sick of Empress Nancy and her attendants walking over us like we are trash.

What’s gotten into this guy Cafferty lately? Hmmmmm....Temporary sanity?

LOL well a broken clock is right once in a while. heh heh This is the second time Cafferty blasted the libs.

If he keeps this up, I wonder how long before Cafferty is on forced sabbatical?

When the Dems are losing Cafferty, you know they’re in trouble. Not to get too excited though they still have that vile Chris Matthews and Olberman. YUK!


....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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Model Myleene Klass Warned By Police After Scaring Off Intruders With Knife




Myleene Klass warned by police after scaring off intruders with knife

Myleene Klass, the broadcaster and model, brandished a knife at youths who broke into her garden – but has been warned by police that she may have acted illegally.

Miss Klass, a model for Marks & Spencer and a former singer with the pop group Hear'Say, was in her kitchen in the early hours of Friday when she saw two teenagers behaving suspiciously in her garden.

The youths approached the kitchen window, before attempting to break into her garden shed, prompting Miss Klass to wave a kitchen knife to scare them away.

Miss Klass, 31, who was alone in her house in Potters Bar, Herts, with her two-year-old daughter, Ava, called the police. When they arrived at her house they informed her that she should not have used a knife to scare off the youths because carrying an "offensive weapon" – even in her own home – was illegal.

Jonathan Shalit, Miss Klass's agent, said that had been "shaken and utterly terrified" by the incident and was stepping up security at the house she shares with her fiancé, Graham Quinn, who was away on business at the time.
He said: "Myleene was aghast when she was told that the law did not allow her to defend herself in her own home. All she did was scream loudly and wave the knife to try and frighten them off.
"She is not looking to be a vigilante, and has the utmost respect for the law, but when the police explained to her that even if you're at home alone and you have an intruder, you are not allowed to protect yourself, she was bemused.
"Her questions going forward are: what are my rights, and what are you actually allowed to do to defend yourself in your own house?"

The Sunday Telegraph's Right to Defend Yourself campaign is seeking a change in the law to provide greater rights and immunity from prosecution for householders in dealing with intruders.

Chris Grayling, the shadow home secretary, said: "This incident just shows why things are still very confused on this issue and why we need a change in the law."
A spokesman for Hertfordshire Police said: "We got a call at 12.45am on Saturday to reports of the owner of the property hearing noises outside their address.

"Officers were in attendance and checked the property.

"There was no one around although they could see footprints in the snow. No property had been taken and there were no intruders. It was treated as a trespass incident.
"Words of advice were given in relation to ensuring suspicious behaviour is reported immediately."


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

This is what happens when you let those who should be in prison run the asylum. I'm afraid we're not very far behind the U.K.

More guns, less crime!!!

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

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Obama's Poll Numbers SINKING More As They Should!

Obama's rating now stands at -14 in the Rasmussen Presidential Approval Index. Only 26% of those surveyed "Strongly Approve" of his performance as President, while 40% "Strongly Disapprove."

In the overall number, Obama is at -7 with 46% approving and 53% disapproving of his performance in the White House.


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I uh, um, uh inherited these numbers from my uh predecessor. .....LOL sorry Obama you can't claim that. Obama OWNS his sinking poll numbers all on his own.

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Amish families exempt from insurance mandate

Amish families exempt from insurance mandate

HEALTH REFORM: People with religious objections can opt out

Watertown Daily News

Federal health care reform will require most Northern New Yorkers — but not all, it turns out — to carry health insurance or risk a fine.

Hundreds of Amish families in the region are likely to be free from that requirement.

The Amish, as well as some other religious sects, are covered by a "religious conscience" exemption, which allows people with religious objections to insurance to opt out of the mandate. It is in both the House and Senate versions of the bill, making its appearance in the final version routine unless there are last-minute objections.

Although the Amish consist of several branches, some more conservative than others, they generally rely upon a community ethic that disdains government assistance. Families rely upon one another, and communities pitch in to help neighbors pay health care expenses.

The Amish population has been growing in the north country, as well as in New York generally. The state ranks sixth nationally in Amish population and posted the biggest net increase in Amish households — 307 — from 2002 to 2007, according to the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.

Lawmakers reportedly included the provision at the urging of Amish constituents, although the legislation does not specify that community and the provision could apply to other groups as well, including Old Order Mennonites and perhaps Christian Scientists.

A professor and lawyer at Yeshiva University in New York complained last summer that exempting groups for religious reasons could run afoul of the Constitution. Marci A. Hamilton, who teaches at the University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, wrote at in August, "If the government can tolerate a religious exemption, then it must do so evenhandedly among religious believers with the same beliefs. This is sheer favoritism for a certain class of religions, or even for one religion."
In her column, Ms. Hamilton speculated that lobbyists for the Christian Science Church were responsible for the provision, given their public stance that health care reform bills around the country should include religious exemptions. In an e-mail message Friday, she said she was unaware of the Amish interest in the bill and that their objections to the mandate surprised her because the Amish do buy vehicle insurance, for instance.
Ms. Hamilton said the exemption could harm the health of children whose families avoid medical care for religious reasons, although the Amish objections relate more to insurance than to medical care itself.

Congressional aides said the exemption is based on a carve-out the Amish have had from Social Security and Medicare taxes since the 1960s. Whether Amish businesses, however, would fall under the bill's mandates is still an open question.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., who was a key negotiator on the Senate bill, supports the religious exemption, said a spokesman, Maxwell Young, who called the provision a "no brainer."


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

I bet the amount of Amish will increase. heh heh

We have a lot of Amish here in Florida and where I live in the city of Sarasota. See below what Mark said and we have the same thing here in Sarasota. They also have several restaurants here and gift shops attached to them.

I looked it up to see what it is about if one is Amish. This is what I found at various sites:

This is long time 1st Amendment legal precedent for the Amish, who believe that subscribing to secular insurance policies is a denial of the provision of God. (Their customs strike some as odd but otherwise they are pretty much by-the-book Christians and they do not have disagreements with Christians who choose more modern life styles.) Instead, the Amish have private mutual agreements between themselves that play the role that insurance would otherwise play (e.g. in case of vehicle accident liability or expenses).

Just in case you want to have some fun. Here is an Amish name generator:

I did mine and this is what I got for my Amish name:

Annie Stoltzfus

And this is also from Mark ... thank you:

This is in reference to the Ahmish on Health Care. We live about 30 minutes from the Ahmish community that was attacked at their School house, the school house shooting, and basically live right in the middle of Ahmish Community all farms of course. To think that they got out of this Health Care debacle is stunning at best. When they go to a hospital they pay in cash, it is your basic collective type community.
All the local stores they have installed 'hitching post' for their buggies, its really a hoot to go to town and see all these horse and buggies. In Lewisberg, where the Mall is they come to Walmart in an ATV- Ahmish Transport Vehicle, their Yankee neighbor drives them in a huge van or ATV.

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

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Berlin, Frankfurt, and Dusseldorf all Visited By Demonstrators Against Full Body Scanners

Merkel government says full body scanners will be "fast tracked" for use within a year

Berlin, Frankfurt, and Dusseldorf all visited by demonstrators


The full-body scanners use high-frequency radio waves to produce an image of a passengers naked body beneath clothes. Anything a passenger is carrying against the body — weapons, drugs or explosives — would be exposed. The scanners would also reveal the presence of prosthetic devices and breast implants.
As such, there have been privacy and legal concerns raised about the invasive equipment, particularly because its unclear if the scanners would be able to detect explosives hidden in body cavities and would therefore likely provide only minimal security.

Pirate Party protests 'naked' scanners in their underpants

Pirate Party supporters demonstrated over the weekend at several German airports to show their opposition to controversial “naked” scanners planned for security checks.Despite the frigid temperatures outside, the protesters assembled nearly naked groups at airports in Berlin, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf on Sunday afternoon.

The participants stripped down to their underpants, marching behinds signs that read: “No need to scan us – we’re already naked.”A statement on the party's website said they opposed the new security scanners because they threaten the “private sphere and the personal rights of passengers.”

Critics are concerned that the devices, which allow security personnel to see through clothing, have not been improved enough to protect passengers' personal rights. Meanwhile Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives said use of the scanners would be fast-tracked for introduction within the year.

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"It's The People's Seat"

Scott Brown at the Massachusetts Senate debate. "With all due respect, it's not the Kennedy's seat, it's not the Democrats' seat, it's the people's seat."

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

Great line, I would cut a commercial on with that in it tommorrow. This is the way the media thinks that this is Ted Kennedy’s seat to be given in inheritance to the Democrats. Brown was not intimidated by him, and made Gergen look the fool...a beautiful thing to see.

There are few political pundits as nauseating as David Gergen...and to think this JERK was representing the right for years on the MacNeil/Lehrer Report vs. Mark Shields. No wonder nobody could tell the difference.

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

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NRA News: UN Doomsday Treaty With Ginny Simone

NRA News' investigative reporter Ginny Simone takes a look at the global gun control goals of the United Nations. By pushing for a binding international treaty aimed at superseding the U.S. Constitution, the United Nations is committed to rendering Americans' Second Amendment rights to own a firearm meaningless. Simone interviews past and current U.N. officials and politicians and examines the debates at the United Nations Small Arms Summit to expose the international anti-gun agenda.


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

We want our right to own a gun!.....But it's slipping away by these people who intend to control every aspect of our life. They are not elected; you can't get rid of them; they answer to no one; they are powerful and getting more power every day; and, they are coming after... us as fast as they can. Once it's gone, we'll NEVER, EVER get it back.

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Doug Flutie Endorses Scott Brown

Doug Flutie endorsed Scott Brown along with comedian Steve Sweeney

The Massachusetts’ special U.S. Senate election has gotten tighter, but the general dynamics remain the same.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley attracting 49% of the vote while her Republican rival, state Senator Scott Brown, picks up 47%.

Three percent (3%) say they’ll vote for independent candidate Joe Kennedy, and two percent (2%) are undecided. The independent is no relation to the late Edward M. Kennedy, whose Senate seat the candidates are battling to fill in next Tuesday’s election.

Coakley is supported by 77% of Democrats while Brown picks up the vote from 88% of Republicans. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, Brown leads 71% to 23%. To be clear, this lead is among unaffiliated voters who are likely to participate in the special election.

Scott Brown marched up the road with a banner and a group of supporters, stopping to shake everyone’s hand along the way. There were chants of “Go Scott, go!” the entire time. Coakley, per elitist fashion, whisked up in a stealthy and anonymous car.

One of the union workers actually turned around and said “I’m paid to be here, but I’m voting for Scott Brown. I just need the money, but don’t tell anyone.”



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

She is amazing on how stupid she is. Scary stupid!

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January 12, 2010

Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News and Starts Tonight

Governor Palin Joins FoxNews (FoxPromo 2010-01-11)

Sarah Palin joins Fox News as a contributor! Sarah Palin will debut on The O’Reilly Factor TONIGHT, Tuesday at 8p ET for her first official day on the job.

The New York Times

Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has signed on as a contributor to the Fox News Channel.

The network confirmed that Ms. Palin would appear on the network’s programming on a regular basis as part of a multiyear deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ms. Palin will not have her own regular program, one person with knowledge of the deal said, though she will host a series that will run on the network from time to time. This person would not elaborate, but the network does have a precedent for such a series. Oliver L. North is the host of an occasionally running documentary series on the military called “War Stories.”

Many suspected that when Ms. Palin retired as the governor of Alaska last summer she was doing so to pursue some sort of career in television. The Fox News deal, however, would not seem to be all-encompassing, and would appear to give her room for other pursuits, as well.

The deal was formally announced on Monday afternoon. Robert Barnett, Ms. Palin’s lawyer, did not respond to a call for comment. “I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at Fox News. It’s wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news,” Ms. Palin said in a statement.


Fox News' Brett Baier a good guy welcomes the new FOX contrinuttor from his show.


FOX News Press Release:

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has signed a multi-year deal with FOX News to serve as a contributor across all FOX News platforms, announced Bill Shine, Executive Vice President of Programming.

In making the announcement, Shine said, "Governor Palin has captivated everyone on both sides of the political spectrum and we are excited to add her dynamic voice to the FOX News lineup." As a contributor, Palin will provide political commentary and analysis for FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN),, and FOX News-produced special event political programming for FOX Broadcasting.
In addition, she will host periodic episodes of FNC's "Real American Stories," a series exploring inspirational real-life tales of overcoming adversity throughout the American landscape that will debut in 2010.
Palin added, "I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at FOX News. It's wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news."

Also, Bill O'Reilly's producer appeared on FOX News's online streaming show, The Strategy Room this afternoon and announced Palin would be appearing on O'Reilly Tuesday night as her first contributor appearance.


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

Great news - expect a huge response from the left - squawking and bleating - it will be such fun to watch them pull their hair out. The best part is when Fox’s ratings rise due to her appearances the libs will bitch and moan and be confused why it happened. (while they tune in to watch)

I love this. She trained in TV Journalism. This is a perfect fit, and she can come and go as she pleases.

This would be like Ronald Reagan's career in radio. His commentary kept him in the public eye and vastly increased his positives as the Great Communicator right up until he declared as a candidate for president.

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

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Pearl Harbor Day Left OFF Calendars and Islamic New Year In It's Place

Pearl Harbor Day erased! Happy Islamic New Year

Explosive outrage as Dec. 7 remembers Muslims instead of Japan attack on U.S.


POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Explosive outrage is being unleashed on a popular supermarket chain after it published a 2010 calendar marking the date of Dec. 7 with the Islamic New Year, while eliminating any mention of Pearl Harbor Day, commemorating the 1941 attack on the U.S. by Japan.

Joyce Kaufman, a talk-show host on WFTL Radio in South Florida, made the "date which will live in infamy" the centerpiece of her broadcast today, expressing outrage at Publix Supermarkets for its calendar omission.

"We have guys that are fighting Islamic fundamentalists right now in Afghanistan and guarding them from ruining what little freedom they have achieved in Iraq," said Kaufman. "And now I gotta celebrate their new year over here in my country when they're getting on airplanes and trying to blow up planes out of the sky in Detroit? I gotta have their New Year's Day on my calendar and not Pearl Harbor Day? We've lost our minds!"

Kaufman and many callers to her station called it a "slap in the face" to all those who fought for America's freedoms over the years.

"I'm done," she said. "I'm not walking into a Publix until there's a formal apology. I'm not walking into a Publix until the calendars have all been pulled. I'm not walking into a Publix until they reissue a calendar and re-evaluate what they put on their calendars. It's a free country, but I don't have to shop there."

Kimberly Jaeger, the media and community-relations manager for the Miami division of Publix, sent Kaufman an e-mail stating:

For several years, Publix has given away calendars with valuable coupons inside. Traditionally, our calendars have solely noted holidays. Due to the number of holidays in a calendar year, days of remembrance have not been noted.
This year, Islamic New Year happens to fall on Dec. 7 (like Chinese New Year, which is also a holiday, Islamic New Year rotates dates), is a holiday, and is noted on the calendar as such.
We regret that the day of remembrance – Pearl Harbor – is not noted, and as a result of customer feedback, we will add Pearl Harbor to next year's calendar. The calendars are no longer available at retail.

Livid Americans blast back over Pearl Harbor snub

Many 'incensed' by U.S. calendars promoting Islamic New Year Dec. 7th


A date which will live in infamy."

That's how President Franklin Roosevelt immortalized Dec. 7, 1941, the day Japanese forces stunned the U.S. with a sudden attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, prompting the U.S. to jump into the Second World War.

Just don't expect to find any mention of that on your calendar this year.

Nearly seven decades after the onslaught, many U.S. calendars produced by American companies are ignoring Pearl Harbor Day, and are displaying instead the Islamic New Year on Dec. 7.

Even calendars promoting the Holy Bible take note of the Muslim observance, while completely omitting the day on which more than 2,000 Americans lost their lives in the surprise attack.

"I have a Psalms calendar, which has a Bible verse on each month's picture, made by BrownTrout Publishers, Inc., and it also has Dec. 7 as the Islamic New Year. No mention of Pearl Harbor Day," said Donna Brandt of Marshalltown, Iowa. "I am incensed and will be giving the BrownTrout Publishers a piece of my mind! Thank you for calling my attention to this blasphemy."

Jim Jones of Waco, Texas, also bought a BrownTrout calendar, and says, "We are going to get rid of it. I think I am going back to the store where we bought it (Petsmart) and ask for my money back. I do not want to honor a bunch of fanatics who are trying to kill us infidels. My thinking is all Islamists, if they believe and follow the Quran, are fanatics, and I have no use for them."

WND obtained several calendars from a variety of publishers, including San Francisco-based BrownTrout, which bills itself as the largest calendar publisher in the world, producing about 1,000 separate varieties each year.

In its 2010 Bible calendar, which features a 1563 painting of the Tower of Babel on its cover, the Dec. 7 entry specifies "Islamic New Year," with Pearl Harbor Day completely absent.

Perusing the rest of its December page, the BrownTrout calendar notes Dec. 23 is the "Emperor's Birthday" in Japan, Dec. 26 is when Kwanzaa begins as well as St. Stephen's Day in Ireland, and Dec. 27 is a "Bank Holiday" in the United Kingdom. Popular observances such as Christmas Day and New Year's Eve are also included on Dec. 25 and 31, respectively.

"Pearl Harbor day is not a federal holiday," said Mrs. Wendover Brown, owner of BrownTrout, which excludes mention of Pearl Harbor from all its datekeepers. "It's a day of mourning which is not normally indicated as a holiday."

She admitted, "We've had many, many letters questioning our patriotism," and called it an "unfortunate overlap" that Islamic New Year, which is a floating, lunar-based observance, happens to fall on Dec. 7 of this year.
"I apologize to anyone who feels we were unpatriotic or dismissive of Pearl Harbor Day. We're not," she told WND. "We're a very patriotic company and we're very American. Tolerance is a good quality of the plurality of our country."
"We feel that the purpose of a calendar is to alert people when regular business is closed," she continued. "We certainly don't have a political agenda to impose. We apologize if our products have not reflected the wonderful country we all enjoy. We will be reviewing holiday citations on our products for future editions. We will promise to be responsive to what our consumers tell us."

Brown, 56, says her own brother is a 27-veteran of the U.S. Marines, and is about to retire next month from his post at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida.

She also points out that within 10 days of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, her company produced two special calendars to raise some $741,000 for the Uniformed Firefighters of Greater New York to help families of the heroes killed in the line of duty.

"We gave so much money to that fund, they said they couldn't take any more because they were having trouble distributing it," she said.

Mrs. Brown says the 2011 calendar is already being printed and does not include Pearl Harbor Day on Dec. 7, so the next possible chance to include it would be for the 2012 edition. The company does provide refunds to those who request them.

Meanwhile, popular 2010 calendars published by Blue Mountain Arts of Boulder, Colo., including "A Sister's Love is Forever" and "Mom, I Love You So Much," all cite Dec. 7 as the Islamic New Year without any citation for Pearl Harbor Day.

continue reading article HERE


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

This is so horrible that they did this.

This is what happens when a Muslim becomes President of the United States.

Publix has been known to be a conservative business so I trust they knew nothing about this till they found out about it from others letting them know. Publix is an outstanding grocery chain with courteous, motivated employees and conservative, responsible management. Publix even closes for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter so its people can be with their families on those holidays -- and proudly advertises the fact.

BUT the people that make the calendars KNEW and they are to blame for making the decision to do such a thing.

My calendar I use is one that the USO sends me, it is perfect and has all the correct holidays and special days in it. I only use this one because it also lists the birthdays for the Army, Navy. Airforce, Marines and Coast Guard and other important military dates. They send it out sometime in September for the coming year.

In case anyone would like one, they send it when you donate to the USO, I have the link in my sidebar if anyone is interested.


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

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Obama's TSA Nominee Another Leftie NOT Not Going To Focus On Muslim Terrorists

Barack Obama's nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) - Errol Southers - saying he worries about the danger posed by groups that are "Christian-Identity Oriented." He does not explain what he means by that.

Southers also mentions groups that are "anti-Government," "anti-abortionist," and with a "survivalist mentality."

Obama TSA Nominee Erroll Southers Calls Pro-Life Advocates Terrorists in Video

Washington, DC

Barack Obama's nominee to head the agency charged with keeping American travelers safe from terrorism thinks pro-life advocates are terrorists. A new video shows Transportation Security Administration nominee Erroll Southers including pro-life advocates in a list of terrorist groups.

The new video from 2008 shows Southers responding to a documentary-style interview question about terrorist organizations.

The documentary asked Southers, "Which home-grown terrorist groups pose the greatest danger to the U.S."

Southers explained, "Most of the domestic groups that we pay attention to here are white supremacist groups. They're anti-government, in most cases anti-abortion, they are usually survivalist type in nature, identity oriented."
"Those groups are groups that claim to be extremely anti-government and Christian identity oriented," he continues.

Sen. Jim DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, has put a hold on the nomination of Southers to head the TSA, and the new video is likely to expand opposition to his nomination.

The March 26, 2009 document features numerous definitions and the headline "antiabortion extremism," appears on page two of the eleven-page manual.

The Obama administration calls pro-life advocates violent and claims they employ racist overtones in engaging in criminal actions.
The definition reads: "A movement of groups or individuals who are virulently antiabortion and advocate violence against providers of abortion-related services, their employees, and their facilities. Some cite various racist and anti-Semitic beliefs to justify their criminal activities."

That followed a report the Department of Homeland Security sent out saying pro-life advocates were right-wing extremists.

In that document, the Department of Homeland Security warned law officials about a supposed rise in "rightwing extremist activity," saying the poor economy and presence of a black president could spark problems.
According to the Washington Times, a footnote attached to the nine-page report from the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis say the activities of pro-life advocates is included in "rightwing extremism in the United States.”


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

What a bunch of BS out of this guys mouth.

Barack Obama and his administration of assorted perverts, freaks and ghouls! I applaud DeMint for trying hard and so far has been stopping the nomination.

Erroll Southers is Barack Obamas nominee to head the Transportation Safety Administration — the TSA, that organization that screens passengers getting on airplanes.

How is this relavant to the Fruita-daBoom bomber?!

I put quote marks around it and went to a search for it and “Christian Identity” is the name of a pretty famous racist group. It has as much to do with any real Christian church or faith as Fred Phelps and his nutballs.

I deplore this guy’s non focus on Muslim terrorists.

He never mentions any concern for groups or individuals that have a strong "Muslim-identity," even though virtually ever terror attack - or attempted terror attack - has been carried out by Islamic Jihadists.

And Obama thinks someone like Southers is going to make us safer.

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Judge Napolitano's "The Constitution and Freedom," Part 1

Excellent video commentary on the founding of America, our unalienable rights from God and our Constitution.

Part 1 of a six part series to be broadcast this week by FoxNation.

"The Constitution and Freedom."

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

That was an excellent introduction to the series. It started yesterday morning at 7am ET on Fox & Friends and I believe it will continue each morning this week.

He also is on Facebook .

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Democrats The Party Of Racists To Launch Counterattack To TRY And Save Harry Reid's Career

Democrats launch counterattack to save Harry Reid's career


Democrats are preparing to throw the race card back in the laps of Republicans as part of a counterattack designed to help save Harry Reid’s political career.

First, Reid’s allies plan to distribute the NAACP vote ratings of Republican senators who have scolded him. The data will be made available to editorial boards, cable programs and the blogosphere — including votes on minimum wage, community-oriented policing, education funding and HIV/AIDS programs.

Separately, the Congressional Black Caucus plans to issue a new statement Monday, defending Reid and brushing back Republicans.

These moves to turn the race issue back onto Republicans is risky, yet it shows how Reid and his allies are ready to pull out all the stops to help the majority leader recover from his disastrous comments about Barack Obama being “light-skinned” and having no “Negro dialect.”The comments were revealed in the book “Game Change” by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.

“There are some Republicans who are trying to use this for political advantage,” said a source close to the Reid camp. “If Senators [Jon] Kyl, [John] Cornyn and others want to have an open and honest debate about race — and if they want to discuss their records on issues of importance to the African-American community — we welcome that dialogue. But we are not going to stand idly by while hypocritical Republicans take swipes at Senator Reid, distorting his record of achievement and their own record of failure.”


Go for it Democrats, YOU are the party of racists. ~ Wild Thing

Hillary Clinton: 2004 "Mahatma Gandhi ran a gas station down in St. Louis for a couple of years"


Hillary: "If you look at the way the House of Rep. has been run, it has been run like a plantation, and you know what I'm talking about" (at 1:31)


Robert Byrd on Foxnews Sunday: "There are white ni**ers, I have seen alot of white ni**ers in my time" (at 1:13)


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

The Democrats fully accept their own behaving badly in the race department and they will never punish any of their own for making any missteps here.

Democrats Motto: We don’t mind if you’re a racist as long as you vote the way we want you to, and if you’re a socialist, you can do no wrong.

Harry Reid on Trent Lott: “I think what he said is not good for America; it’s repugnant...” -Las Vegas Review-Journal, (12-02) 2002 agreed with former Sen. Trent Lott’s (R-Miss.) decision to resign his leadership role after Lott made what some felt were racist remarks at former Sen. Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday party.
“He had no alternative,” said Reid at the time claiming, “If you tell ethnic jokes in the backroom, it’s that much easier to say ethnic things publicly. I’ve always practiced how I play.”
“He had no alternative”
“Senator Lott dug himself a hole and he didn’t dig it all in one setting. He dug it over the years. And he couldn’t figure out a way to get out of it.”

In 2002, Harry Reid said:
“The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott. If they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say this is not the person we want representing our party.”
- and -
Illinois Senator Barack Obama (C-13th), challenged the Republican Party to repudiate Lott’s remarks and to call for his resignation as senate leader.
“It seems to be that we can forgive a 100-year-old senator for some of the indiscretion of his youth, but, what is more difficult to forgive is the current president of the U.S. Senate (Lott) suggesting we had been better off if we had followed a segregationist path in this country after all of the battles and fights for civil rights and all the work that we still have to do,” said Obama.

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January 11, 2010

"HOPE" - Obama Musical Story

This is SICK!

HOPE - Obama Musical Story

Stage is set for 'HOPE-The Obama Musical Story'

The Hill

A preview of the new play "HOPE-The Obama Musical Story," was staged in Offenbach, Germany this week, and it looks like a rollicking good show.

The Broadway-style political biopic is sung in English, and all the major characters from the 2008 presidential race make an appearance, including (clockwise from top left) a scantily clad former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, a gospel-crooning Rev. Jeremiah Wright, former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), and former Democratic candidate Barack Obama (D-Ill.) along with his wife, Michelle.

Even Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, has her own number.

The show seems like the perfect formula for a hit, at least in Europe: Germans are notorious musical-theater lovers, and President Obama enjoys approval ratings in Germany that far outpace his U.S. numbers.

"HOPE-The Obama Musical Story" will debut in Frankfurt, Germany on Jan. 17.

'HOPE - The Obama Musical Story' Premieres In Germany January 17


He's been in office for less than 365 days, has the lowest approval rating of any president his first year, and someone has actually produced a musical about him

According to the official website of "HOPE - The Obama Musical Story":

The main character is presented less on a political level, but rather as an emotional person who fights for a new, more forgiving and peaceful world and a better future... Caused by the prevailing tight political and economic situation, societal and social frictions and emotions arise. The people are given new hope by the new spirit of the age.

"HOPE" shows in a compelling and modern musicals, the incredible story of the emergence of a new social movement to a new generation.

Seeing through the eyes of the inhabitants in an apartment-sharing community, we experience the American society which is distressed by the prevailing economical-political chaos, lost in social helplessness - disoriented. People of different origin and political parties find themselves united in the hope for a new beginning. Hence, the battle for the election of the 44th president of the US finds its way into their everyday lives and starts affecting the people in an unprecedented way, letting them share the hope for a better future, despite all the differences.

Interesting, in some cases dazzling characters appear who present the different cultural trends in the society in a charming way, impersonated by a first-class cast.

From the Puerto Rican Ricardo who has had enough of politics, has lost his job and his home, finding accommodation with the African-American Johnson family, to the ultra conservative widow Mrs. Shultz of German origin and the committed African-American political activist Elaine Johnson - all of them are suddenly caught by a wave of hope for change. This hope is triggered by the rise of the charismatic electoral candidate Barack Obama who restores the people's courage and confidence with his strive for a better world and makes them believe again.

Last but not least, not only do the African-Americans consider Obama as the man who finally unites the American society after all these years. With his message, Obama succeeds in enthusing and thrilling all people from different cultures, religions or skin colors.

The new presidential candidate restores the people's confidence, allowing them to believe in something again. It seemed that until quite recently, the people had given up hope.

„Yes we can!" - a simple slogan which has become THE ONE rallying cry representing courage and change and has united and changed generations worldwide.

Though a German production, much of the cast is American:

Jimmie Wilson as Barack Obama Jimmie Wilson is from Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Della Miles as Michelle Obama She was born in Houston, Texas and has already worked as an actress, musical actress and musician.

Dynelle Rhodes as Shirley Wickerson Dynelle Rhodes is the lead singer of The Wheater Girls. Who does not know her international successes like "It's Raining Men" or "Can U Feel It".

Love Newkirk as Elaine Johnson She is known for her own TV show "Groove" on VH-1 and was lead actress in Europe in the successful musical "Bubblin Brown Sugar "and" Sister Soul ". Tracy Plester as Hillary Clinton und Sara Palin

Tracy came to Europe with the musical "Cats" and played subsequently in "Les Miserables".

Boysie White as Reverend Wright He toured all over Europe with the musical "Hair," "The Best of Broadway", made as a singer in "The Golden Gospel Singers" and "The Harlem Gospel Singers talk" from him.

Timothy Riley as Ricardo Timothy Riley was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Harriett Lewis as Michelle Obamas mother Harriet opened concerts for Luther Vandross, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Lisa Stansfield, Crash Test Dummies, Michael Bolton and many others.

ELLIOTT as Mama Johnson Elliott was born in Akron, Ohio.

Vanda Guzman as Bee Wickerson Vanda Guzman comes from New York.

Kevin Iszard as Marvin Johnson Kevin was a member of the R & B group Format and was on the stage with KC & JoJo, Dru Hill and Destiny's Child and legendary greats such as Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Mariah Carey.

The show is written, composed, and co-produced by American Randall Hutchins.


Now THIS one is comedy........- Wild Thing

"Springtime for Hitler"
From the hilarious 1968 movie "The Producers" by Mel Brooks.


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

It is a joke, isn’t it? Isn’t it? TELL ME IT’S NOT TRUE! it is for real. AUGH!

"...a scantily clad former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin..."

What is it with the Left? They eat and sleep hate for such a wonderful person as Sarah Palin.

“...who fights for a new, more forgiving and peaceful world and a better future..”

I think that was part of the intro for Mighty Mouse.

If this kind of thing keeps up I really believe there will be more and more of the Obama-fatigue. I hope so anyway.

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Cardinals and Ravens Win In Sunday Football Games

Cardinals Win Highest-scoring NFL Playoff Game

Karlos Dansby's 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown in overtime gave Arizona a 51-45 victory Sunday over Green Bay in the highest-scoring playoff game in NFL history. Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner threw for five touchdowns.


Rice, Ravens Run Past Patriots 33-14

Ray Rice ran for 159 yards and two first-quarter touchdowns as the Ravens beat the Patriots Sunday, 33-14. Willis McGahee added a 3-yard touchdown run for Baltimore. Tom Brady threw three interceptions in the loss.

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Ban NBA Player Gilbert Arenas For Life For Bringing Guns To Wizards' Locker Room?!?

January 4th video

Arenas should be banned from NBA

Shreveport News

Gilbert Arenas doesn't get it.

He doesn't understand the importance of weighing the consequences of his actions before he acts.

That's what prompted NBA commissioner David Stern to recently suspend the Washington Wizards guard and declare that he "is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game."

Not only did Arenas bring guns into the Wizards' locker room last month, he and teammate Jarvis Crittenton, according to, drew on each other after a heated discussion over a gambling debt. And to top off the list of Arenas' questionable decisions, he smiled as he pointed his fingers at his teammates as if they were guns while they encircled him before a game against Philadelphia recently.

"If I really did something wrong, I would feel remorse for what I did," Arenas said. "I didn't do anything."
Arenas does not get it.

In announcing Arenas' punishment, Stern warned the Washington Wizards guard that his conduct will "ultimately result in a substantial suspension, and perhaps worse."

"Perhaps worse." Those words should keep Arenas awake at night because Stern has zero tolerance when it comes to guns in the workplace.

"The possession of firearms by an NBA player in an NBA arena is a matter of the utmost concern to us," Stern said in a statement released by the NBA.

Arenas, in the second year of a six-year, $111 million dollar contract, has been suspended indefinitely — without pay. He would have made $16.2 million this season, but he will lose about $147,200 per game. That's pocket change for Arenas.

If the NBA really wants to send a message, it should ban Arenas from the league. His contract with the Wizards should be voided, and he should never be allowed to participate in an NBA game again.

That would send a message that even Gilbert Arenas could understand.

NBA needs to ban Gilbert Arenas for life for bringing guns to Wizards' locker room

New York Daily News

David Stern's next move should be to throw Gilbert Arenas out of the NBA.

For life.

Stern needs to make an example out of Arenas and send a zero-tolerance message to his players.

Stern has to make it crystal clear that the NBA now has a gun ban.

After announcing the indefinite suspension, will the commissioner do what needs to be done by instituting what should be known as the "Arenas Rule?" Or is he merely going to suspend Arenas for a year and then allow him back into the NBA in January of 2011?

As Stern himself said, "the possession of firearms by an NBA player in an NBA arena is a matter of the utmost concern to us."

Arenas engaged in damage control Wednesday, releasing a statement in which he admitted his attempts at humor "showed terrible judgment."

That's the same "terrible judgment" he used in showing up at his team's locker room with his stash of unloaded weapons.

Arenas tried to make nice Wednesday with Stern when he called to apologize, but the damage has been done.

Then again, Arenas has given Stern the kind of opening he needs to trash his current gun policy and make it a fireable offense if any player is caught with a weapon.

No exceptions.

If Stern were to implement "the Arenas Rule," players might think twice about owning a gun. Nowadays, it seems like everyone is packing. Devin Harris of the Nets estimates that as many as 75% of players own guns. That would amount to about 300 players.

"That sounds about right," said an official with one Eastern Conference team, whose duties include reminding players that they need to register their weapons and keep them off team property. "Guys have guns to protect themselves when they go out. They don't own them to use on anyone. It's for peace of mind."

Regardless, the NBA has already gotten enough terrible publicity with players and guns over the last few years. Even if Arenas never pulled a trigger.


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

Why should Stern ban a man for exercising a right? Do you suggest speech next? Having the gun isn’t the problem.
If they think this is bad just wait until he finds out how many fans are carrying guns.

Rape, drugs and other criminal acts can be tolerated but having a gun is unpardonable. If Michael Vick, who was convicted of a felony and served prison time, can be allowed to return to the NFL, and Mike Tyson forgiven and was back in boxing, then why should Arenas, who has not been convicted of anything, be banned for life? In fact, other than brandishing the firearm(s) in question, he has not committed a crime that he’s been charged with. His guns were not loaded. No Bullets

....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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Tea Party Movement Poised for Strong Start in 2010

Senator Harry Reid has shown contempt for the American people and the people of Nevada. Now, "We The People" are fighting back, and the Tea Party Express (and its principal sponsor, the Our Country Deserves Better Committee) fights back with this TV ad campaign against failed Democrat Senator, Harry Reid.


Tea Party Movement Poised for Strong Start in 2010

By Kimberly Schwandt

Last year, the Tea Party movement succeeded in capturing national headlines with its boisterous anti-government protests. This year, based on what's on the calendar for the start of 2010, tea party activists and affiliated groups are looking to gain even more influence and momentum.

The first major event of the year is set for Jan. 20, when tea party activists plan a national strike marking the one-year anniversary of President Obama's inauguration.

Then former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is headlining a National Tea Party Convention from Feb. 4 to 6 in Nashville, Tenn. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., a lawmaker who has taken part in previous tea party rallies, also is expected to speak.

"Tea Party Nation" president and convention organizer Judson Phillips told Fox News that the convention will help tea party leaders from across the nation network with each other, give attendees information and provide unity within the movement. There are 600 tickets allocated for the convention and 1,100 for the banquet with Palin.

THE ROUTE OF THE CARAVAN click HERE includes dates where they predict they will be as well.

The most ambitious of the tea party events planned is a 20-day, 42-city road trip that is scheduled to start in March -- a cross-country caravan tour called the "Tea Party Express III." Organizers are encouraging supporters to get in buses and join them at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's hometown of Searchlight, Nev., on March 27.

The caravan then will go across the country stopping in cities like Little Rock, Ark., Springfield, Ill., Davenport, Iowa, Detroit, Erie, Pa., and Boston. The final stop is Washington, D.C., on Tax Day, April 15.

According to the Web site, organizers say they hope to "bring activism against Obama's healthcare plan as well as continued opposition against out-of-control spending, higher taxes, bailouts and the 'Cap & Trade' global warming fiasco."

The tea party movement has sparked debate among political observers about whether it can evolve into a major political force.

Just this week, many credited the tea party movement for the resignation of Jim Greer, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida whose stances clashed with the movement.

"The tea party movement has the potential to drive public opinion and electoral support in ways that are hard to fully appreciate right now. The American people are angry at both parties, and the tea party movement fills an important void that neither party currently addresses," said Democratic strategist and Fox News contributor Doug Schoen.
Republican political consultant Matthew Dowd told ABC News he thinks people are making a mistake by trying to downplay the movement, "I think Republicans definitely dismiss this at their peril. I also think Democrats, by trying to marginalize it, underestimate the anger out there."


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

Great article and I love how it lists dates and events coming up.

I also love how people are speaking up and a lot of those doing this have never done it before. People ARE angry and they see what Obama is pushing and know we have to fight back.


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

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Wonderful Charles Krauthammer Says Obama Talks About Terrorists As If They Are "disgruntled postal worker"

Charles Krauthammer on Special Report where he said many Americans are uneasy about Obama's "demeanor and language" when talking about the threat we face in the "War on Terror." Krauthammer said Obama talks as if "he's giving a police report" when he talks about terrorism.
Krauthammer said Obama uses words like "suspect," "alleged attack," "isolated extremist," as if he's talking about a "disgruntled postal worker." It took Obama a "5th attempt" (following the attempted terror attack on Northwest Flight 253) before he actually used the language of us being in a "War on Terror."

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

Nothing that comes out of his mouth equates to love of country, protection of our citizens.

The terrorists are his homies.

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Judge Rules Against CAIR

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C

Judge rules against CAIR

D.C.-based Islamic group trying to quash book exposing terror ties


By Art Moore

A federal judge ruled against the Council on American-Islamic Relations today in its lawsuit against a father and son who carried out a six-month undercover investigation of the D.C.-based Muslim group, denying a request to conduct discovery – an examination of its opponent's witnesses, facts and documents – prior to hearing a motion to dismiss the case.

CAIR is suing P. David Gaubatz and his son, Chris Gaubatz, for allegedly stealing sensitive internal documents and making recordings of officials without consent. Chris Gaubatz, who posed as a Muslim in an internship with CAIR's national office in Washington, took some 12,000 pages of documents destined for a shredder in an attempt, he said, to expose the group's ties to Islamic jihad and terrorism. His father is a former Air Force special agent with extensive Middle East experience who researches the spread of radical Islam in the U.S. and its threat to national security.

In her ruling today, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., canceled a court hearing scheduled for Tuesday and gave CAIR until Jan. 15 to reply to the Gaubatz's motion to dismiss the case.

The motion filed last month by Gaubatz lawyer Daniel Horowitz asserts CAIR has no claim because it does not legally exist.

Horowitz explains that just two weeks after CAIR was named by the Justice Department in May 2007 as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist finance case in U.S. history, the organization changed its name to the Council on American-Islamic Relations Action Network.

"CAIR is not a valid entity and even if it were, the exposure of its inner workings is part of the price it pays for being a controversial group in a hotly contested arena," Horowitz declares in his reply to CAIR's lawsuit.

The FBI produced evidence at the trial of the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation in 2008 that CAIR was established as a front for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

The material obtained by the Gaubatzes is featured in the book "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America," published by WND Books, an affiliate of The book asserts CAIR is acting as a front for a conspiracy of the Muslim Brotherhood – the parent of al-Qaida and Hamas – to infiltrate the U.S. and help pave the way for Saudi-style Islamic law to rule the nation.

You can continue reading article HERE......

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

CAIR is testing our Constitution and our laws. Hopefully, there are many more judges on the bench that will continue to follow the ‘rule of law’.

....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 Priority - CIA Studying Global Warming INSTEAD Of Americas Security

C.I.A. Is Sharing Data With Climate Scientists

The nation’s top scientists and spies are collaborating on an effort to use
the federal government’s intelligence assets — including spy satellites and other
classified sensors
— to assess the hidden complexities of environmental change.

They seek insights from natural phenomena like clouds and glaciers, deserts and tropical forests.

The collaboration restarts an effort the Bush administration shut down and has the strong backing
of the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In the last year, as part of the effort, the
collaborators have scrutinized images of Arctic sea ice from reconnaissance satellites in an effort
to distinguish things like summer melts from climate trends, and they have had images of the ice pack
declassified to speed the scientific analysis.

Officials said the effort to restart the program originated on Capitol Hill in 2008 after former
Vice President Al Gore argued for its importance with Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of
California, who was then a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee; she became its
chairwoman in early 2009.The Obama administration has said little about


Wild Thing's comment......

I just can't get over this. It is so shocking to me that they would do this. This is fraud, waste and
abuse all in one.

Here we are shifting valuable intelligence gathering satellites from their crucial orbits to follow
an ice berg or measure the temp of an ice cap.

HEY Obama, there are no Islamic polar bears, polar bears to hijack planes.

NASA is already devoting resources to studying the Earth’s climate ,
for the CIA to do this is a redundancy of effort, particularly when we would be better served if they
looked for our enemies, rather than having our intelligence service acting as an extension of the
Weather bureau.

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January 10, 2010

Ted Kennedy's Anger At Bill Clinton

Teddy's anger


A new book claims Bill Clinton compared Barack Obama to a servant.

One of the enduring mysteries of the 2008 campaign was what got Ted Kennedy so mad at Bill Clinton. The former president's entreaties, at some point, backfired, and the explanation has never quite emerged.

I've finally gotten my hands on a copy of Game Change, in which John Heliemann and Mark Halperin report:

[A]s Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill’s handling of Ted was even worse. The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.

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

Were it not that someone with power wanted Obama in a position of authority, this is true. He had precious little political and no executive experience

Perhaps someday they will write the real history on this guy where they say he was carried to the WH by liberal white guilt. The only thing he ever ran was from the truth or responsibility.

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6.5 Magnitude Earthquake That Struck Off The Northern California Coast

CNN reports a 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake that struck off the Northern California coast

At 4:28 PM Pacific Standard Time on January 9, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 6.4 occurred 15 miles/24 Km southwest of Eureka, California.

There were a lot of gas leaks and evacuations in Humboldt CA


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

To all our friends in California, hope all is ok where you live, and especially that YOU are ok.

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Group: Internet posts indicate threat to Navy in Persian Gulf

Islamist Web sites soliciting info on ships

The Virginian-Pilot

A group that monitors Islamist Web sites has noted a disturbing trend - Internet posts from prominent contributors discussing attacks on U.S. warships.

Online threats against U.S. interests are not uncommon, and Internet propaganda is nothing new, said Steven Stalinsky, executive director of the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute, which translated the posts. But he said the recent posts are more significant because they come in response to an official communique from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group linked to the attempted bombing of a commercial American jetliner on Christmas. It urged followers to kill "Crusaders" on land, in the air and at sea.

The Navy also is reminding sailors of the importance of keeping secrets.

"Anyone who thinks our enemies don't monitor what our sailors, families and commands are doing via the Internet and social media had better open their eyes," Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West said in an article posted Wednesday on the Navy's Web site.
"But we're not talking about 'loose lips sinking ships' anymore; it's more than that. Our enemies are advanced and as technologically savvy as they've ever been. They're looking for personal information about our sailors, our families and our day-to-day activities as well as ways to turn that information into maritime threats."


Group: Internet posts indicate threat to Navy in Persian Gulf

Stars and Stripes

Messages posted recently by prominent contributors to Islamist Web sites are seeking specific information on U.S. military targets in hopes of carrying out an attack on Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, according to a U.S.-based group that tracks such sites.

One post on the jihadi forum Al-Falluja calls for information such as the “name of the particular naval unit to be targeted, its exact location, the number of troops on board the warship and their ranks, familial status, where their families live, the type of weapons the warship carries … and the number of nuclear bombs onboard,” reads a report compiled by the Washington, D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute.

Extremists reportedly are “on the verge of attacking U.S. ships in the gulf,” according to Steven Stalinsky, the group’s executive director.

Al-Qaida has been preparing for months to carry out attacks and has obtained weapons from the Somali mujahedeen that “Western countries sent to the Somali government but which instead fell into the hands of the muahideen,” according to information the group released Friday, translating an article from Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas that cited Kuwaiti security sources.

While there are occasional threats, Stalinsky said, the ones that appeared around the New Year are more significant because of who is putting them out.

“The postings that have come out recently are from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which has been in the news recently, and it is from some of their leaders and some of the main people and ... head moderators,” he said. “[The message] definitely carries more weight.”

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the failed bombing attempt of a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day.

Agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service warned U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet of the threats on Dec. 31, said Cmdr. Chris Sims, Navy spokesman.
“We take all threats, real or perceived, very seriously and therefore maintain a constant high level of vigilance to ensure the safety of our personnel both ashore and afloat,” Sims said.
Citing security reasons, he declined to say whether the Navy changed any force-protection measures or policies or tactics as a result of the threats.
NCIS agents “continually evaluate threats based on credibility, imminence and specificity, and disseminate information about those threats” throughout the Navy, said NCIS spokesman Ed Buice.
“Regarding recent jihadist calls for intelligence-gathering on U.S. naval activities, the same practices apply. We have evaluated these communications and incorporated our assessment of them into several classified daily threat summaries that have been distributed to naval commanders worldwide.”
Observers and investigators come across countless bits of information, not all of which generate alerts. However, it was the specificity and the call for personal familial information that led NCIS to caution 5th Fleet, a Navy official said.

The recent posts generated a lot of blog traffic, and contributors answered the call for photos of U.S. naval assets by posting photographs to the sites, Stalinsky said.

A Dec. 30 Al-Falluja post called for a gathering of intelligence on U.S. Navy targets. The post was “in response to the call by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to Muslims to kill the Crusaders in the Arabian Peninsula on land, in the air, and at sea,” a portion of a Middle East Media Research Institute report says.

Included on the post were diagrams and a dated picture of the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier. The photos, however, are from open-source Web sites, Stalinsky said, and easily attainable.

“While you can never know for sure who is putting something on a Web site, we know most of the important people by their names since we have been monitoring this for so long, and we can tell by the response,” he said.
One message posted Monday on Al-Falluja by a prominent contributor called “Abu Raghd” warns that al-Qaida has adopted a policy of “a blow for a blow and a raid for a raid” against America, the Middle East Media Research Institute stated.
“The writer states that, just as the Nigerian bomber surprised America with a new type of a bomb, future attacks will likewise involve ‘advanced bombs which your [security] apparatuses will fail to detect, or operations on an extravagant scale,’” reads the group’s translation.
The threats illustrate the precarious balance of keeping members informed and operational security, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West said in a message posted Wednesday on the Navy’s Web site.
“Anyone who thinks our enemies don’t monitor what our sailors, families and commands are doing via the Internet and social media had better open their eyes,” West wrote. “These sites are great for networking, getting the word out and talking about some of our most important family readiness issues, but our sailors and their loved ones have to be careful with what they say and what they reveal about themselves, their families or their commands.”

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

The terrorists are really cocky to threaten the US Navy. Maybe the indecisiveness of Obama has contributed to this.

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

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Democrat Departures Shake Up 2010 BUT Harry Reid Not Out YET!


Reid Vows to Stay in Race Despite Poor Poll Numbers

After hitting a new low in a state poll, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid dismissed speculation that he would pull a Dodd -- and follow in the footsteps of Democratic colleague Christopher Dodd, who announced his retirement this week in the face of a losing re-election bid.

"I am absolutely running for re-election," the Nevada Democrat told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which commissioned a new poll that found more than half of Nevadans are unhappy with his performance.
"These are difficult times for Nevada and as the majority leader of the Senate, I have been able to take action to address those challenges," he said Friday in a statement. "But I know there is more work to do to turn our state's economy around and create jobs and I am committed to seeing it through."

Democratic Senator & Majority Leader Harry Reid Apologizes For Disparaging Remarks About Obama

Reid's troubles continued on Saturday, when he was forced to apologize for private remarks reported in a new book in which he described Barack Obama during the presidential campaign as a black candidate who would benefit from his "light-skinned" appearance and speaking patterns "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

Reid apologizes for 'no Negro dialect' comment


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada described in private then-Sen. Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Obama is the nation's first African-American president.

"I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African-Americans for my improper comments," Reid said in a statement released after the excerpts were first reported on the Web site of The Atlantic.

"I was a proud and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama during the campaign and have worked as hard as I can to advance President Obama's legislative agenda."

Reid remained neutral during the bitter Democratic primary that became a marathon contest between Obama and then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, whom Obama tapped as the United States' top diplomat after the election.


NEVADA U.S. SENATE POLL: Reid hits new low in poll

Rating is worst in Las Vegas Review Journal's surveys for 2010 election

More than half of Nevadans are unhappy with Sen. Harry Reid, according to a new poll commissioned by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It's the worst "unfavorable" rating he's received in the newspaper's surveys for this year's election, and it comes amid quiet speculation -- or perhaps wishful thinking by his opponents -- that it's time for the Nevada Democrat to retire rather than lose re-election.

Is Harry in trouble? Certainly. Is he out of the game? No," said Mark Peplowski, a political science professor at the College of Southern Nevada. "I see it coming down to the fourth quarter. And everybody says the fourth quarter is where the best game is played.''

That's what the Reid camp is counting on. The November election is 10 months out, which may give the senator's expected $25 million-fueled campaign time to sell him to Nevadans again -- and time to tear apart his GOP opponent once a contender emerges from the crowded field in the June primary.

''He's never backed down from a fight,'' Reid campaign manager Brandon Hall said in an interview when asked whether Reid would retire instead of seeking a fifth Senate term. He added, ''We're not trying to win a beauty contest here.''


BUT LOOK at this from 2007! Reid is such a total JERK! ~ Wild Thing

Sen. Harry Reid, former amateur boxer, recently threw a few punches at Marine general Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of multinational forces in Iraq


Sen. Harry Reid, former amateur boxer, recently threw a few punches at Marine general Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of multinational forces in Iraq. According to Reid, who declared months ago from 5,000 miles away in Washington that the war in Iraq is "lost," Petraeus "isn't in touch with what's going on Baghdad." General Petraeus has served for 33 years, wrote the Army's manual on counterinsurgency, and has spent almost two and a half years in Iraq.

In a braggadocio session with leftwing bloggers, Reid recounted how he supposedly dressed down General Pace during a private meeting: "I told him to his face, I laid it out to him last time he came to see me, I told him what an incompetent man I thought he was." In trash-talking the widely admired military leaders, Reid is attempting to fight well above his weight class. And to anyone who actually believes that the bantamweight Democratic leader insulted General Pace to his face, we say: Tell it to the Marines.


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

Here's hoping and praying there will be more dems that will pull out, or even better get voted out for good!

And to Harry Reid, keep talking Harry. You're up for re-election and your pol numbers are bad. The more you talk, the less likely you can get re-elected. Reid made these comments more than a year ago -- ever reported? Anyone in the media ever think of asking him to resign ...nope.

I love it when leftists get bitten by their own PC diversity stormtroopers.

....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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Robert Gibbs: Worldwide Record Cold The Result of "Climate Change"

Robert Gibbs: Worldwide Record Cold The Result of "Climate Change"

A bold reporter(not sure who he is) asks Gibbs about "Record Worldwide Cold" and about the "millions spent to promote Global Warming" (good question)...Gibbs responds that the record cold temperatures is likely the result of "climate change"


Meteorologist predicts global cooling

Fears of imminent ice age to replace warming alarm?


Fears of a new ice age not seen since the 1970s are arising in the aftermath of the "Climategate" scandal that has cast doubt on the legitimacy of scientific research forming the basis for the theory that mankind is causing an ultimately catastrophic rise in temperatures worldwide.

Accuweather meteorologist Joe Bastardi has produced a video suggesting the current frigid conditions in North America, Europe and Asia are very similar to the weather patterns in the 1970s that produced fears a new ice age was imminent.

In the video, Bastardi explains his theory that "weather goes in a lot of cycles, and we're going to see a lot more of the cold trending here over the next 20 or 30 years."

WND previously reported President Obama's science czar John Holdren was among the scientists who predicted 1 billion people would die in "carbon-dioxide induced" famines in a coming new ice age by 2020.

In the 1970s, Holdren's theme was that government-mandated population control was essential to prevent "eco-disasters" such as the forecast ice age. Today, Holdren urges immediate passage of the Obama administration's cap-and-trade legislation to control carbon emissions before it is too late to save the planet from "global warming."

continue article here....


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

We used to call it ... winter.

Still do.

It comes once a year.

Has since the world started spinning around the sun.

Gibbs reaches new lows every day with his laughable attempts to prop up discredited liberal beliefs.

to show you, if you're going to believe in these hoaxes, you need to be REALLY flexible and able to adjust at a moment's notice.

Like the old timers used to say, "If you don't like the hoax, wait 15 minutes."

I’m sick of the alarmists... IF something happens ( colder, warmer, sky falls etc) we’ll DEAL with it. When it happens. IF it happens.

....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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Dallas Cowboys and Jets Win Their Games

These are highlights of the Dallas Cowboys 34-14 victory tonight over the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card Round of the NFC Playoffs. The Cowboys dominated the game by scoring 27 points in the 2nd Quarter for a 27-7 lead at halftime. They then coasted to victory in the 2nd Half.

For Dallas, it was their first playoff victory since 1996, and was the first playoff win ever for both Coach Wade Phillips, and Quarterback Tony Romo.

The victory was the third time this season Dallas defeated the Eagles, and the second week in a row. The Cowboys beat the Eagles last Sunday 24-0 to win the NFC East Crown.

Dallas heads to Minnesota now to face the Vikings next Sunday in the Divisional Round of the Playoffs.


Jets Win Over the Bengals

The Jets are in the final eight for the first time since the 2004-2005 season after today's 24-14 thumping of the Bengals in Paul Brown Stadium.

Rookies Shonn Greene and Mark Sanchez lead the Jets offense in Sartuday's win over the Bengals in the AFC wildcard playoffs. Darrelle Revis shuts down Chad Ochocinco for the second straight week.

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139 Terrorists Attacks Since 9-11 Compared to 41 in Obama's 2009

139 Muslim American Planned Attacks Since 9-11... ........BUT 41 in just ONE year 2009 under Obama.

Not only were there more planned attacks in 2009 but information sharing was flagged and given higher priority during the Bush Administration.

The American Spectator

When Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was placed on the British government’s watch list in May 2009 and banned from entering the country, the U.S. embassy in London (and by extension the U.S. State Department), as well as U.S. intelligence agencies, were notified of this move as part of information-sharing agreements entered into by a number of Western governments after the September 11, 2001 attacks, says a U.S. State Department employee on the condition of anonymity because of concern that by speaking about the situation, their job could be endangered.

“We have agreements with a number of different countries that work with us cooperatively on intelligence matters,” says the State Department employee. “A number of the treaties work through our justice departments or foreign offices or intelligence and interior or homeland security agencies. Several departments here in Washington got the information from London and it didn’t trigger anything within our own system.

This employee says that despite statements from the Obama Administration, such information was flagged and given higher priority during the Bush Administration, but that since the changeover “we are encouraged to not create the appearance that we are profiling or targeting Muslims. I think career employees were uncomfortable with the Bush procedures and policies and were relieved to not have to live under them any longer.”

The Obama Administration is attempting to shift blame for Abdulmutallab, pointing reporters to information that the Nigerian was given a visa by the U.S. embassy in London to travel to the U.S. in 2008, around the same time that he graduated from University College London, a well-respected university. But the State Department source says at that time Abdulmutallab was not on a watch list and traveled to Houston on that visa without incident. A year later, in May 2009, his application for a student visa to return to Britain was rejected because the college Abdulmutallab claimed he would attend was “bogus,” and that red flag was shared with U.S. State Department, Homeland Security Department, U.S. Justice Department, and almost certainly U.S. intelligence agencies.

Wild Thing's comment......

So much for the people that voted for Obama thinking he would keep us safe or there would be less threats.

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January 09, 2010

CIA Bomber Calls For Attacks On US (video)

The Taliban released a video today of the Jordanian doctor and Al-Qaeda blogger before he killed 7 CIA officers in a suicide bombing. In the video Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi says the attack will be the first of revenge operations against the Americans and their drone teams outside the Pakistani border.

The CIA bomber also says in the video that he can not be bought off by the West before his suicide attack:

The Taliban said that the attack was a revenge operation for drone attacks in the Pakistani border regions ordered by President Obama.

'CIA bomber' video indicates Taliban's reach


The Jordanian “double agent” who killed himself and seven American Central Intelligence Agency officials in Afghanistan’s Khost province last month must have been very sure of the success of his mission.

“This… attack will be the first of revenge operations against the Americans and their drone teams outside the Pakistani border, after they killed the Amir [chief] of Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Baitullah Mehsud, may God’s beneficence be upon him,” he apparently said in a video broadcast released on Saturday.

The video shows the purported Jordanian suicide bomber sitting next to Baitullah Mehsud’s successor and the new Pakistani Taliban, or TTP, chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, and reading from written text.

“We [the Jordanian himself and the Taliban, whom he describes as Mujahideen or the holy warriors] arranged together this attack to let the Americans understand that our belief in Allah… cannot be exchanged for all the wealth in the world,” he says.

It would appear that he had already set the trap for the CIA agents at the time he made the video.

…The father of the accused Jordanian has said that the man who appears on the video is definitely his son.

The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the Khost attack, alongside similar claims by the Afghan Taliban and al-Qaeda.

All of them said that the attack was planned to avenge the 6 August 2009 killing of Baitullah Mehsud in a drone strike.

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

Maybe one of the gate crashers can give this video to Obama.

I would expect this is the very worst single blow the CIA has ever suffered. That it comes under a President who transparently dislikes and distrusts them, and is inclined to use them as scapegoats, makes it sting all the more. If there is any silver lining to this dark cloud, it may serve as a reminder to everyone on the CIA team as to the true nature of the enemies that face Western civilization, both from without and within.

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"One Nation Under God" - Jon McNaughton

One Nation Under God - Jon McNaughton

This simple phrase, added to the pledge of allegiance over 50 years ago has been the source of unbelievable debate and heated controversy. Likewise, the phrase 'In God We Trust' on our currency has been targeted and continues to be attacked as improper and politically incorrect. Lawsuits have been filed and legal minds employed to ascertain whether such statements violate the concept of 'separation of church and state'.

As this debate continues, some so called experts have implied or concluded that our Founding Fathers and Patriots were not religious. These secular champions, in an effort to further their own causes, have even painted these great men and women from our history as being devoid of religious passions or even a belief in God. This is a part of their strategy to remove any discussion of God from the public forum.

These men and women were passionately religious and saw the hand of God all around them. To God they gave Thanks for His Hand in the founding of this great nation. To Him, according to their own testimony they turned for wisdom and strength when life and liberty hung in the balance. Certainly the debate on separation of church and state will continue. But no one can dispute how our Founding Fathers and Patriots felt about God. The record is clear!


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

WOW! This is so awesome!

....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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" What's Up With That"

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

LOL hahahaha this is hilarious! Watch how he treats Al Gore.

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Enemies.... Foreign and Domestic


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


I agree with all of you, we need to be prepared. We live in a different world and with Obama and the rest of his CZARS and administration ...........well non of us can know what the future is for our country.

......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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We're the TSA and You Can Count on Us!

The TSA: We're Here To Make Your Journey Miserable

We’re the Transportation Security Administration. We’re working hard to make sure you enjoy a safe flight. And while we cannot apprehend every terrorist, you can count on us to do what we’re trained to do whenever there’s a security breach–overreact to tiny threats.

Overreact to tiny threats; ignore the big ones. That’s what we do, and we do it better than anyone.

Written and produced by Ted Balaker.

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

Good spoof of TSA.

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

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CBS News' Chip Reid Confronted WH Press Sec. Robert Gibbs

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today being confronted by CBS News' Chip Reid over the fact that Obama has not had a Press Conference since last July where he actually took questions from the Press Corps at the White House. Reid specifically asked if Obama was going to take questions on the attempted Terror Attack aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day.

Gibbs said Obama has no plans to answer questions, and acted perturbed that the press would even ask why Obama is refusing to take the tough questions on what happened in addition to just making speeches and releasing statements through surrogates like Gibbs.

It appears that more in the White House Press Corps are beginning to tire of the whole "Hope" and "Change" approach to governing.

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" My New Truck " ~ LOL

I bought a new Chevy Avalanche and returned to the dealer yesterday because I couldn't get the radio to work.

The salesman explained that the radio was voice activated.

'Nelson,' the salesman said to the radio.

The radio replied, 'Ricky or Willie?'

'Willie!' he continued and 'On The Road Again' came from the speakers.

Then he said, 'Ray Charles!', and in an instant Georgia On My Mind' replaced Willie Nelson.

I drove away happy, and for the next few days, every time I'd say, 'Beethoven,' I'd get beautiful classical music, and if I said,

'Beatles,' I'd get one of their awesome songs.

Yesterday, some guy ran a red light and nearly creamed my new truck, but I swerved in time to avoid him.

I yelled, 'Ass Hole!'
Immediately the radio responded with:

"Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States

Barack Hussein Obama

Damn I love this truck ...

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

LMAO good one!!

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

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

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Christmas Terrorist Pleads Not Guilty

Attempted Terrorist Bomber Abdulmutallab Pleads "Not Guilty" in Detroit Federal Court


Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, the man charged with trying to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane on December 25, pleaded not guilty Friday to six federal charges.

Asked by Magistrate Judge Mark Randon whether he was taking any medication, he replied that he was taking painkillers but that he understood the six charges he faced.

His lawyer, chief federal defender Miriam L. Siefer, entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf.

Throught the hearing, which lasted less than 10 minutes, security was tight. At least three dogs were inside the courtroom, and security guards were stationed at the doors. Members of the media had to wait in line outside the courtroom until 9 a.m. before passes were distributed allowing them entry. Anyone who wanted to leave the courtroom had to ask a security guard for an access card and then display it before being allowed to re-enter.

AbdulMutallab was arraigned in a Michigan federal courtroom Friday afternoon.

AbdulMutallab faces a federal indictment issued Wednesday, including an attempt to murder the other 289 people aboard.

The seven-page indictment charges AbdulMutallab with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction; attempted murder within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; willful attempt to destroy and wreck an aircraft within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; willfully placing a destructive device in, upon and in proximity to an aircraft within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; and two counts of possession of a firearm/destructive in furtherance of a crime of violence.

GOP senators to Obama: Try Abdulmutallab in military court


Twenty-two Republican senators sent a letter to the president Friday evening, urging him to try in military court the Nigerian man accused of attempting to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian who allegedly tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight bound for Detroit from Amsterdam, is being tried in Michigan — he pleaded not guilty Friday in a federal court there.
But if the GOP senators had their druthers, he’d be tried in military court — a request that was also made when President Barack Obama said he would try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a civilian court in New York.

The letter’s signatories, including top Judiciary Committee Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and top Intelligence Committee Republican Kit Bond, contend that the only way to uncover “the methods and means Abdulmutallab used to avoid detection by U.S. officials” is to try him in a military tribunal. They say that federal court allows too many privileges.


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

Oh I see, the great satan made him do it.

Lawyers get the juries they want. Suppose he has a jury of Muzzlims? This is so digustingly insane

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January 08, 2010

Janet Napolitano Told Reporters That She Was Most Surprised By Al-Qaeda’s Determination


Stephen Hayes on Napolitano: "It's As If She Hasn't Read a Newspaper in a Decade"

Janet Napolitano told reporters today that she was most surprised by Al-Qaeda’s determination.

Napolitano, Brennan briefing

Chicago Sun-Times ....for complete transcript.

Question: What was the most shocking, stunning thing that you found out of the review? And, Secretary, to you, as well.

MR. BRENNAN: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is an extension of al Qaeda core coming out of Pakistan. And, in my view, it is one of the most lethal and one of the most concerning of it. The fact that they had moved forward to try to execute this attack against the homeland I think demonstrated to us — and this is what the review sort of uncovered — that we had a strategic sense of sort of where they were going, but we didn’t know they had progressed to the point of actually launching individuals here. And we have taken that lesson, and so now we’re full on top of it.

SECRETARY NAPOLITANO: I think, following up on that, not just the determination of al Qaeda and al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula, but the tactic of using an individual to foment an attack, as opposed to a large conspiracy or a multi-person conspiracy such as we saw in 9/11, that is something that affects intelligence. It really emphasizes now the renewed importance on how different intelligence is integrated and analyzed, and threat streams are followed through. And, again, it will impact how we continue to


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

I heard this on Fox. Napolitano saying she was surprised by the determination of Al Qaeda. She has to be the most dangerously ignorant person ever to hold a Government position. Homeland Security......OMG.

We have terrorists coming at us from all over the world and we have the enemy within. And this whole administration is inviting terrorism

This is how the left would have been behaving if 9/11 happened on their dime.

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

US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces

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Palin rebuffs CPAC, Keene ~ GOOD For Sarah!

Palin rebuffs CPAC, Keene


Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Pain is turning down an invitation to speak at one high-profile conservative gathering while accepting another.

Palin is declining an invitation to address the Conservative Political Action Conference next month because, a source said, she does not want to be affiliated with the longtime organizer of the traditional movement confab.

At issue is the role of David Keene, head of the American Conservative Union which organizes CPAC. In September, POLITICO reported that Keene asked FedEx for between $2 million and $3 million to get the group’s support in a bitter legislative battle with rival UPS.

A source close to the Palin camp says that request led to a decision to stay away from the upcoming CPAC conference, calling it a forum that will place “special interests over core beliefs” and “pocketbook over policy.”
“That’s not what CPAC should be about and people are tiring,” the source said. “Palin is taking a stance against this just as she did in Alaska.”
When asked about the move, Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton said: “We support those who advance our core beliefs and lead by principle.”
In the past Keene has criticized Palin in the conservative press, telling Newsmax in July that she was "whining" about her press coverage and was not yet ready for primetime.

"Conservatives like her, but you've got to have more than that," Keene told the outlet. "You've got to be more than a rock star. If in fact she's interested in the presidency, she has got to establish herself as someone you can envision in the Oval Office. And it's become more difficult to envision than it was at the time of the election."

While Palin was turning down CPAC, she accepted an invitation to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this April.

"I'm looking forward to addressing conservative activists from across the south at the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference," Palin said in a statement announcing her attendance. "This is a great opportunity to listen and speak to those who are helping to set the direction of our party."

While Palin has received hefty payments for other speeches, her appearance at the SRLC will not be paid.


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

Smart move. CPAC seems to be turning into some kind of circus.

It is refreshing to have a “politician” stay true to their own values, and not be sucked in with the rest of the crowd.

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Ribbons for Soldiers Banned on the Litchfield Green

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Ribbons for Soldiers Banned on the Litchfield Green

Conn. news

The yellow ribbon controversy in Litchfield is far from over. Even though the ribbons were banned from the town green several months ago, people keep putting them up.

“I’m wondering if anyone really dares to remove them at this point. I’m glad to see they are still there, but I’m confused why there is controversy to begin with,” said Cindy McPhee, of Litchfield.

On Tuesday night, the board that voted to remove them scheduled a public hearing to figure out a more permanent show of support.

“I think it’s impressive so many people are showing support for the yellow ribbons and the only reason I got involved is because I had heard they were taken down,” said Leslie Caron, of Litchfield.

The reason they were taken down, according to the Board of Warden and Burgesses, was that they set a precedent for other causes to hang ribbons. More importantly, the board says the worn and tattered ribbons are a disrespectful display.

“Its become very obvious the yellow ribbons mean a lot to people if they are displayed with honor and dignity that is,” said Victoria Sansing, a board member.

One of the board members is a Vietnam veteran, while at least 2 others are married to veterans. They said their job is to listen to the people requests at a public hearing and maintain the appearance of the town green.

“I feel really hurt sitting on the board and being called a communist when I whole heartedly support the troops,” said Peter Gay, a board member and veteran.

The public hearing to discuss the yellow ribbons is set for February 2nd at the First Congregational Church at 7pm.

Wiild Thing's comment.......

I realy hate this! I am so sick of the left and the way they want this kind of thing and so much of the time get their way. I sure hope they get to keep their ribbons.

....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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Sept.11 Terrorism Trial Will Cost Hundreds of Millions of Dollars, Says Mayor

NYC Mayor: Security for Terror Trials Will Be Colossally Expensive

Washington Examiner

New York, NY — Stepped-up security measures for the upcoming detention and trial of the suspects in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are now expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars — a far heftier price tag than originally thought.

In a letter to federal officials, Mayor Michael Bloomberg put the cost at $216 million for the first year after Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other suspects arrive in Manhattan from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After that, the mayor said it would cost $200 million annually for as long as the men are detained in the city — mainly overtime for extra New York Police Department patrols.

Believing the high-profile trial could inspire another attack, the NYPD has planned a show of force involving thousands of officers. The department expects to establish a frozen zone around the courthouse protected by car check points, bomb-sniffing dogs, rooftop sharpshooters and helicopter patrols.

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

How about if we just shoot them all...for free.

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Married Couples Pay More Than Unmarried Under Health Bill

Married Couples Pay More Than Unmarried Under Health Bill

The Wall Street Journal

Some married couples would pay thousands of dollars more for the same health insurance coverage as unmarried people living together, under the health insurance overhaul plan pending in Congress.

The built-in "marriage penalty" in both House and Senate healthcare bills has received scant attention. But for scores of low-income and middle-income couples, it could mean a hike of $2,000 or more in annual insurance premiums the moment they say "I do."

The disparity comes about in part because subsidies for purchasing health insurance under the plan from congressional Democrats are pegged to federal poverty guidelines. That has the effect of limiting subsidies for married couples with a combined income, compared to if the individuals are single.

People who get their health insurance through an employer wouldn't be affected. Only people that buy subsidized insurance through new exchanges set up by the legislation stand to be impacted. About 17 million people would receive such subsidies in 2016 under the House plan, the Congressional Budget Office estimates.

The bills cap the annual amount people making less than 400% of the federal poverty level must pay for health insurance premiums, ranging from 1.5% of income for the poorest to 11% at the top end, under the House plan.

For an unmarried couple with income of $25,000 each, combined premiums would be capped at $3,076 per year, under the House bill. If the couple gets married, with a combined income of $50,000, their annual premium cap jumps to $5,160 -- a "penalty" of $2,084. Those figures were included in a memo prepared by House Republican staff.

The disparity is slightly smaller in the Senate version of health-care legislation, chiefly because premium subsidies in the House bill are more targeted towards low-wage earners.

Under the Senate bill, a couple with $50,000 combined income would pay $3,450 in annual premiums if unmarried, and $5,100 if married -- a difference of $1,650.

Republicans say the effect on married couples whose combined income makes them ineligible for subsidies is even greater -- up to $5,000 or more -- but that is more difficult to measure because it includes assumptions about the price of insurance policies.

Democratic staff who helped to write the bill confirmed the existence of the penalty, but said it cannot be remedied without creating other inequities.

For instance, they said making the subsidies neutral towards marriage would lead to a married couple with only one bread-winner getting a more generous subsidy than a single parent at the same income-level.

If the bill passes in its current form, it would be far from the first example of federal and social benefits creating incentives to remain single. Under current law, marriage can have a negative impact on a person's ability to claim the earned income tax credit and welfare benefits including food stamps.

But it has caught the attention of some conservative groups, who claim that the prospect of reduced subsidies will dissuade people from tying the knot.

"This seems to not only penalize the married, but also those who would have the most to gain from marriage -- the poor," said Jenny Tyree, an analyst at the Colorado-based Focus on the Family.

Boehner: New “Marriage Penalty” One Consequence of Democrats’ Shady Deals on Health Care


House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today based on news reports that the Democrats’ health care bill includes a new “marriage penalty” that will cost married couples more than $2,000 a year in higher health insurance costs:

“The more the American people learn about the Democrats’ health care bill - a government takeover that will raise taxes and cut Medicare - the less they like it, which is why Democratic Leaders are scrambling to cut shady backroom deals to get it passed as soon as possible. But jamming this sort of complex legislation through Congress in the dark of night means that we are just learning about some of its more damaging provisions, including a new ‘marriage penalty’ that will cost couples that wed thousands of dollars in higher health insurance costs. Since the American people’s number one concern when it comes to health care is lowering costs, this provision flies in the face of public opinion and common sense.
“How many more legislative landmines will be sown in the wrangling over the final bill? We won’t know until it’s too late, unless Democratic Leaders honor the President’s promise and put the negotiations on CSPAN for the American people to see. Rep. Vern Buchanan has offered a resolution requiring that they do just that. It should be supported by every Member of Congress – Republican and Democrat – who cares about the future of our nation. Massive changes to health care are too important to be slapped together in a fly-by-night manner in some Washington backroom.”

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

Amazing how they will have our tax dollars paying for abortion, and now this, trying to go against people that want to be married.

This is the same administration that vowed not to raise taxes on families earning less than $250,000 - then $200,00 - then $150,000 a year .

Another broken promise. Another burden on taxpayers. Another roadblock for people who want to live traditional lives.


....Thank you Richard for sending ths 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

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Jay Leno Jokes About Rumor His Show Might Be Canceled

Jay Leno last night joked about rumors that his show will be canceled due to poor ratings.
Leno also got some jabs in at NBC, saying he felt his show was safe because NBC only cancels
shows with high ratings.

He also mentioned Fox by saying that if it does get canceled, he hears "Fox is beautiful this time of year."

David Letterman Skit Brings Up Transgender Obama Appointee

Gay Group Demands Letterman Apologize for Mocking Transgender Appointee Amanda Simpson

(Mitchell Simpson, now known as "Amanda" following a sex change)

Human Rights Coalition Calls David Letterman Joke 'Inappropriate and Incendiary'

ABC news

The country's largest gay-rights group today demanded an apology from David Letterman, for making what it called "inappropriate and incendiary remarks" regarding President Obama's appointment of a transgender woman to the Commerce Department.

In his monologue Tuesday, Letterman remarked that Amanda Simpson, a transgender woman, had been appointed to work in the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security, where she will monitor the export of military technology.

As a photograph of Simpson was shown, announcer Alan Kalter shouted, "What? Amanda? Amanda used to be a dude?"


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

Jay Leno is the only late night talk show host that has joked about both parties. Unlike David Lettermen
that has a total obsessive hate for Bush and Sarah Palin. Jay is much funnier and actually has been
pretty fair considering he is a democrat.

I would hate to see him off the air, and I laughed at his comment about FOX, heh heh that was a real
dig at NBC.

Regarding Letterman's monologue, hahahaa The transgender people are too sensitive, what do they expect would happen after Obama picked this person. sheesh

This is the way of controlling without Debate..
You are against Global warming..So you want to destroy the planet.
You are against gay marriage...So you are a homophobe.
You are against Affirmative Action..So you are a racist.

I could keep typing all night long..


....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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Ed Koch: I Campaigned For Obama But His Response To The Christmas Day Attack Was Terrible

Ed Koch: I campaigned for Obama but his response to the Christmas day attack was terrible

Video of former New York Mayor Ed Koch - a Democrat - on with Neil Cavuto today where he blasted the attitude of the Obama Administration toward the "War on Terror," saying Obama is afraid to call our enemy "Muslim Islamist Terrorists." Koch said while the vast majority of the world's Muslims are not in agreement with Al-Qaeda, the fact is that "hundreds of millions are."

Koch said the Muslim Islamists want to "kill every Christian, every Jew, every Hindu who won't covert - and we ought to put it on the table."

Koch said he is in agreement with the need to "profile" in order to protect the nation. He hammered Obama for his reaction to the Christmas Day terror attack, and said he thinks Democrats are in big trouble this November:

"I believe frankly that the pending election could be a tsunami for Democrats."


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

Good for Koch speaking up.

BUT I have to point this out.........

Koch said while the vast majority of the world's Muslims are not in agreement with Al-Qaeda

I am so sick of this line. Time and time again we have read about so called moderate Muslims that behead their wives, kill their daughters etc. There are no moderate Muslims, and also they do NOT want to put America before Islam when they live in our country. We have read that as well over and over again.

Koch said he got a call from the White House complaining about his criticism. He refused to tell Cavuto exactly who called him. I wonder if it was Rahm Emmanuel.

He was one of many who deserted the Dems in ‘04 and either endorsed Bush or at least failed to support Kerry because they thought he was too soft. But then in 2008 Koch and others campaigned and voted for Marxist Obama. Go figrue sheesh!

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Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) and Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) Lauds C-SPAN Offer to Put Spotlight on Health Care

Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) today told Greta Van Susteren that democratic leaders are stripping GOP amendments from their nationalized health care bill after they were voted on and approved in committee.



As the author of legislation calling for open and public meetings on the health care bill, Congressman Buchanan today urged President Obama to do everything in his power to ensure that the American people are not shut out of the important health care debate.

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) also urged House and Senate Leaders to accept C-SPAN’s offer to publicly broadcast the health care negotiations like President Obama promised the American public 8 times during his campaign. reported:

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (FL-13), the author of the Sunshine Resolution, today called on House and Senate Leaders to accept C-SPAN’s offer to publicly broadcast final health care negotiations. Buchanan said Congress should not engage in secret, backroom deals when it comes to writing the most sweeping health reform bill in decades.

Buchanan’s resolution, H. Res. 847, has 151 cosponsors and requires that all final negotiations on the health care reform bill be conducted under the watchful eye of the American people. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not allowed a vote yet on the Buchanan plan.

Recent press reports have indicated Democrat leaders intend to draft the final bill behind closed doors.

“Health care reform is one of the largest public policy reforms taken up by Congress in generations,” said Buchanan. “If enacted, the final bill will impact the lives of all Americans. With so much at stake, any conference committee or meetings held to determine the content of sweeping national health care legislation should be held under the watchful eye of the American people, not behind closed doors.”

Pelosi: Congress Close to Healthcare Deal


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday congressional Democrats are close to agreement on merging their healthcare bills but still faced challenges in blending the two approaches.

For the second consecutive day, Pelosi and other House Democratic leaders met with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss ways to reconcile the House's healthcare overhaul with a version passed by the Senate.

"We've had a very intense couple of days," Pelosi told reporters after the White House meeting. "I think we are very close to reconciliation, respectful of the challenges."

Democratic House-Senate negotiators must bridge differences on issues including the use of federal funds for abortion, new taxes to pay for the plans, a government-run insurance option and the level of subsidies and penalties for the uninsured.

The two bills must be melded into one and passed again by each chamber before Obama can sign it.

But Democrats must keep each member of their fragile 60-vote Senate caucus together to muscle the bill through over unified Republican opposition, meaning the final version must hew closely to the Senate bill on several crucial points.

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

Rep. Vern Buchanan is in our area and we have voted for him. He does something I really like along with the above information. He sends out emails all the time on everything he does and 99% of the time the email includes a link to click on to VOTE for what he will do.l never saw this done before, but I love it. He asked about Cap and Trade, Health Care bill, drill for oil. each step along the way. I wish more politicians would do this. ASK WE THE PEOPLE what we want.

Pelosi and Obama doing their dirty criminal deals behind locked doors. I can't believe this IS happening....but it is. I pray it can be stopped somehow.


....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 (2)

January 07, 2010

CNN's Cafferty Slams Democrats' Closed-Door Negotiations on Health Care

"President Obama hasn't even made a token effort to keep his campaign promises of openness and transparency in Government, it was all just another lie that was told in order to get elected"


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

Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews and Jack Cafferty all three horrible. For Cafferty to say what he has said LOL, he must be bursting with being ticked off at Obama.

Hey Cafferty, too late for you to wake up for me to forgive you. Jack Cafferty slams Sarah Palin all the time and he totally hates Bush as well. Cafferty and anyone else needs to learn that Obama and his democrats don’t care about you! They want power over your life and your money!

What is good about this, is how it will not be liked by the left to hear Cafferty saying such things. hahaha

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Welcome Back Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh was back on the radio yesterday giving a detailed explanation of his health scare. Limbaugh was hospitalized after suffering chest pains while on vacation in Hawaii over the holidays.









Some Ruysh Quotes from yesterday's show:

"Those people that were delighting in my potential death and distress, even hoping that I would die?
They're the same people who are asking to control the health care system."

"We live in an era where nothing is a surprise but everything's an outrage."

"The Democrats are retiring, make no mistake about it, because Barack Obama is destroying his party."

"What Obama wants I hope doesn't happen.
We're not sitting here envying Venezuelans.
We want a better life for ourselves and for future generations and Obama is not interested in providing that."

"I don't think the Democrat Party has the slightest idea the genuine outrage that exists out there.
The Democrat Party is at war with the American people.
The Democrat Party treats Americans worse than it treats foreign terror suspects."

"The American people have made it plain on health care and cap and trade, they want no part of this.
This is not what they voted for."

"The people of this country are going to end up being heard and they're going to strike back, despite efforts to smear them
and assassinate their character, which is what the Democrat Party is doing, and this is dawning on more and more people."

"It's the Democrat Party that's smearing average Americans.
Tea party people are average Americans who simply oppose socialism, and you can hear how they're discussed."

"Obama is a wrecking ball wherever he goes."

"There is no love anymore for Obama.
There is no swooning.
There is no messianic anything.
He's a screw up."

"I'm waiting to hear from Colin Powell, Tom Ridge and all these others who said that the American people wanted all this socialism, remember?"

"This is not about the health care system improving for anybody.
None of that is true.
Democrats being compassionate itself is a fraud."

"The Democrats don't care what's specifically in this, because getting it is the prize, a monument to Obama.
He's satisfied that there's enough in this that's going to give him and his government sufficient and additional control over people's lives."


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

He looked and sounded great and strong. Thank God ElRushbo is ok.

So good to have the big guy back behind the Golden EIB Microphone.

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Searching and Information

New Web

Religion always causes a stir when it is debated, and Google seems to know it. Google is not taking a fair approach to the way that it handles searches for different religions.

When you search for the major religions of the world, the monotheistic faiths for example, Google serves up suggestions for the search “Christianity is” such as, “a lie,” or false.” Try it on a a number of faiths, and then Islam.

Notice any difference?

Google is systematically blocking, it seems, all search suggestions for Islam. Why? To remove the chance of an adherent of the faith from being offended by a perhaps severe search suggestion? Why not treat all search terms equally?

Given the complete lack of suggestions, not just terms that could be perceived as negative, it seems that Google is covering its, well, behind.

Wild Thing's comment.....

Interesting, I also tried typing in Muslim is to see what I would get.

I noticed awhile back when I was searching for something on GW Bush that the search was heavy on negative like page after page of lies instead of just answering my search for what I was looking for.

......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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New “Interactive” Al Gore Ice Sculpture To Be Unveiled In Fairbanks, AK

He's back with a vengeance in 2010, this time blowin' more smoke than before!

"Smokin' and Frozen Al Gore!" - January, 2010 - Fairbanks, Alaska


New “Interactive” Al Gore Ice Sculpture to be unveiled in Fairbanks, AK


Sarah Palin stopped by to see the Frozen (Al) Gore ice sculpture in Fairbanks, in February 2009,
along with daughter Piper, husband Todd (on right) and Craig Compeau.

(The Frozen Gore sculpture, crafted in January 2009, made it until May 1 before melting.)

Fairbanks, AK- In an ongoing effort to attract Former Vice President Al Gore to come to Fairbanks
and debate his man-made global warming theories, a unique interactive ice sculpture will be
unveiled Tuesday, January 5th in downtown Fairbanks.

The new sculpture, a 6' tall, 4,000 lb, likeness of Mr. Gore will be uncovered at the corner of
Airport Road and Cushman Street next to Thrifty Liquor. This year the carving features an audio
dub of Mr. Gore's Dec. 2009 Copenhagen speech suggesting the entire Polar Ice cap will likely
disappear in the next 5 to 7 years, and urging us to upgrade our light bulbs.

As the audio is played, hot air will be emitted from the mouth of the statue, signifying the dangers
to the environment of all types of man-made emissions. The source of the hot air will be the
Ford F-350 flatbed truck on which the sculpture sits, with a 2” hose from the tailpipe of the vehicle,
through a hole bored in the back of the head of the carving, and pumped out through the mouth of
the statue. Local businessmen Craig Compeau and Rudy Gavora commissioned the frozen artwork,
by world class sculptor Steve Dean.

“We're not giving up easy”, Compeau told onlookers as the statue was receiving its
final touches Sunday evening. “We invited Mr. Gore to Fairbanks last January (one of the coldest in
decades) to debate his planet-melting theories. His people responded via email, that although Mr. Gore
would love to attend, there was a scheduling conflict.” Compeau was confused by the response
since he had not suggested any specific date or time.

Locals are welcome to stop by and get their photos taken with the artwork at any time of day,
although the frigid temperature may keep them away, or cause cameras to freeze up.
Temperatures in Interior Alaska have recently fallen to the -30 to -40F range.

In conjunction with the release of the new statue, Compeau has incorporated a “Local Warming”
contest that will raise money to provide warm winter clothing for homeless Fairbanks residents.
The contest asks participants to estimate how many hours the Ford F-350 would have to
run (at idle) to equal the carbon output of a round-trip visit from Tennessee to Copenhagen aboard
a Lear jet. The winner will receive a warm Ski-doo winter jacket, long underwear, thermal socks, and an
Al Gore Bobblehead doll.

Alaska’s KTVA reported that Local businessmen Craig Compeau and Rudy Gavora contracted the piece from award-winning sculptor Steve Dean and say they’ll keep erecting one each winter until Gore accepts an invitation to discuss the global warming issue in Fairbanks.

Maybe they should wait a couple of years until things warm up in Alaska. Al Gore warned two years ago that the Arctic polar cap would disappear in 5 years.


Wiild Thing's comment.......

LOL I love it! Great idea to do this. heh heh

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

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

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No Rise of Airborne Fraction of Carbon Dioxide in Past 160 Years

No Rise of Airborne Fraction of Carbon Dioxide in Past 160 Years, New Research Finds


Most of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activity does not remain in the atmosphere, but is instead absorbed by the oceans and terrestrial ecosystems. In fact, only about 45 percent of emitted carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere.

However, some studies have suggested that the ability of oceans and plants to absorb carbon dioxide recently may have begun to decline and that the airborne fraction of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions is therefore beginning to increase.

Many climate models also assume that the airborne fraction will increase. Because understanding of the airborne fraction of carbon dioxide is important for predicting future climate change, it is essential to have accurate knowledge of whether that fraction is changing or will change as emissions increase.

To assess whether the airborne fraction is indeed increasing, Wolfgang Knorr of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol reanalyzed available atmospheric carbon dioxide and emissions data since 1850 and considers the uncertainties in the data.

In contradiction to some recent studies, he finds that the airborne fraction of carbon dioxide has not increased either during the past 150 years or during the most recent five decades.

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

Oh the Glorious Irony the Internet that he created is crushing his Man Made Global Warming/ Man Made Climate Change Scam.....It appears that The Environmental Movement thinks that the Earth is a static unchanging System. I guess the fact that there are Ocean Fossils in the Grand Canyon escapes them and the fact that the Earth is in a state of Constant change... Man cannot change the Environment any more than he can stop the Rain or Predict it for that fact.

....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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Thought Control on the American Campus~ Sheesh!

Think What We Think...Or Else: Thought Control on the American Campus

Texas teachers warned against being 'heterosexist'

'We must help people to become committed to social change'


Candidates for certification to teach in public schools in Texas are being told that they will be held accountable for any "heterosexist" leanings and must become agents working to change society, according to one candidate who was alarmed by the demands.

The applicant, who requested anonymity for fear of repercussions, told WND part of the teachings on multiculturalism required him to read several online postings about the issue inside the education industry.

One warns that "teachers and administrators must be held accountable for practices deemed to be racist, sexist, heterosexist, classist, or in any other way discriminatory." And a second warned that educators must not define education as the basic skills.

"How do we create a better world? How do we do more than simply survive? As educators, we must help people to become committed to social change," the article demanded.

The teacher candidate told WND the studies were mandated by the Region 10 service center for the public school educators' program.

The center had a recording that it was closed throughout the holidays and officials could not be reached by WND.

But spokeswoman Debbie Ratcliffe at the Texas Education Agency said the state rules require teacher preparation programs to cover 17 curriculum topics, but not multiculturalism.

Although the training should address educating special populations such as English language learners and children with disabilities," she added.

"While we establish the broad rules that are to be followed, we do not write or approve a training program's curriculum," she said.
She said the articles, if part of the program, were chosen at the region level.

One of the articles was on the EdChange Multicultural Pavilion and discussed defining "multicultural education."

There it states that there are several focuses for such programs, including those that insist "on education change as part of a larger societal transformation in which we more closely explore and criticize the oppressive foundations of society and how education serves to maintain the status quo – foundations such as white supremacy, capitalism, global socioeconomic situations, and exploitation."

The article demands, "Schools must be active participants in ending oppression of all types, first by ending oppression within their own walls, then by producing socially and critically active and aware students."

"The underlying goal of multicultural education is to affect social change. The pathway toward this goal incorporates three strands of transformation: 1. The transformation of self; 2. The transformation of schools and schooling; and 3. The transformation of society," the teaching material said.

The traditional teaching approaches, it continued, "must be deconstructed to examine how they are contributing to and supporting institutional systems of oppression."

It demands that the "transformation of society" be part of a school's goals.
"It is not enough to continue working within an ailing, oppressive, and outdated system to make changes, when the problems in education are themselves symptoms of a system that continues to be controlled by the economic elite."

In Minnesota, among the issues discussed in the plans, are requirements that teachers would be able to instruct students on the "myth of meritocracy" in the United States, "the history of demands for assimilation to white, middle-class, Christian meanings and values," and the "history of white racism."

Those demands appeared to be similar to those promoted earlier at the University of Delaware.

As WND reported, the Delaware university's office of residential life was caught requiring students to participate in a program that taught "all whites are racist."

School officials immediately defended the teaching, but in the face of a backlash from alumni and publicity about its work, the school decided to drop the curriculum, although some factions later suggested its revival.

FIRE, which challenged the Delaware plan, later produced a video explaining how the institution of the university pushed for the teachings, was caught and later backed off:

Minneapolis Star-Tribune columnist Katherine Kersten said the Minnesota plan would have required teachers to "embrace – and be prepared to teach our state's kids – the task force's own vision of America as an oppressive hellhole: racist, sexist and homophobic."
She wrote, "The first step toward 'cultural competence,' says the task group, is for future teachers to recognize – and confess – their own bigotry. Anyone familiar with the re-education camps of China's Cultural Revolution will recognize the modus operandi.
"What if some aspiring teachers resist this effort at thought control and object to parroting back an ideological line as a condition of future employment?" she posed. "The task group has Orwellian plans for such rebels: The U, it says, must 'develop clear steps and procedures for working with nonperforming students, including a remediation plan.'"

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

Even if we could stop this , right now, it will still take 10-20 years to undo the crap they have already instilled in our society.

Let's file one complaint after another alleging discrimination against conservatives, Christians, etc.

The Demonrats keep adding to the list of non-problems.

AGW, racism, now it’s “heterosexist”, an entirely new creation from the laboratries of Hell. The Liberal cancer continues to consume our Republic.

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

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

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January 06, 2010

Obama Blames Intel. Community and NOT Janet N. and More Concerned With Spying On Icebergs Then Terrorism

Helen Thomas Tells Robert Gibbs and White House "You Blew It"

Reporter Helen Thomas telling White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at a Press Briefing today, January 5, 2010, that many people are saying "You blew it" on preventing terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from having opportunity to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Gibbs was trying to give a non-answer to another reporter's question on the subject, when Thomas interrupted Gibbs and told him many people are saying "You blew it."

After returning from his 11 day Hawaiian vacation Barack Obama announced changes today in the fight against man-made disasters. And also blames the intelligence community for the attempted Christmas bomber attack.


Barack Obama scolded 20 of his highest-level officials on Tuesday over the botched Christmas Day terror attack on an airliner bound for Detroit, taking them jointly to task for "a screw-up that could have been disastrous" and should have been avoided.

After that 90-minute private reckoning around a table in the super-secure White House Situation Room, a grim-faced Obama informed Americans that the government had enough information to thwart the attack ahead of time but that the intelligence community, though trained to do so, did not "connect those dots."
"That's not acceptable, and I will not tolerate it," he said, standing solo to address the issue publicly for the fifth time — and the first in Washington — since the Dec. 25 incident.
Obama said, “”We have to do better and we will do better. And we will do it quickly.”
Obama also admitted that, “We had information that this group was working with an individual … who we now know was in fact the individual involved in the Christmas attack.”

Obama outlined changes to the security protocol.

The latest changes implemented by the Obama Administration also mean that the CIA will be spying on icebergs instead of terrorists.

The National Center for Public Policy Research reported:

National Center for Policy Research

As terrorists continue to infiltrate America, the Obama Administration is tasking some of our nation’s most elite intelligence-gathering agencies to divert their resources to environmental scientists researching global warming.

Experts with The National Center for Public Policy Research are decrying this practice as a distraction from important counterterrorism duties. They further question if it a possible avenue to renew climate change subterfuge already plaguing some of these scientists.
“This is another example of President Obama not taking terrorism seriously,” said Deneen Borelli, a fellow with the National Center’s Project 21 black leadership network. “Our enemies must be laughing at the Obama Administration’s incompetence.”

A similar program was discontinued by the Bush Administration in 2001. Former vice president and current climate change entrepreneur Al Gore began lobbying for its renewal in 2008.

"Given the very real threat posed by terrorists, it is ridiculous and downright dangerous to divert any intelligence resources to monitoring polar ice," added Project 21's Deneen Borelli. "Its said this won't hinder regular intelligence-gathering, but it's also clear that agencies can't yet share data and track a terrorism suspect who was identified by his own father. It's unwise to further distract our intelligence network by forcing it to consult with scientists about icebergs, polar bears and sea lions. The Obama Administration appears to be putting a left-wing political agenda before the safety and security of our nation."

Speaking on the involvement of Al Gore, Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project, noted: "If anything, Al Gore is the real national security threat. Gore's climate change fear mongering, which lines his own pockets with cash, has stoked a war against the fossil fuels so vital to our nation's economic prosperity and national security. His self-serving agenda is stymieing domestic energy exploration and production efforts. Now, he successfully lobbied to resurrect this diversion of our intelligence assets after the Bush Administration wisely ended it."

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

Spying on Icebergs instead of terrorists....Unfreeking believable! Using national level intelligence assets to look for icebergs, etc. He wouldn't want a big iceberg to sneak up on somebody.

Hussein Obama refuses to step up and take control of our safety.

I question the sanity of anyone that would come up with such a crazy idea!

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Obama Reaffirms Guantanamo Bay Prison Closure Plans

Obama reaffirms Guantanamo Bay prison closure plans


Barack Obama has said a Yemen-linked plot to bomb an airliner will not prevent the closure of the US prison at Guantanamo Bay.

The US has suspended the repatriation of Yemeni prisoners held there in the wake of the plot, claimed by a Yemen-based al-Qaeda offshoot.

Nearly half of those remaining at the detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are from Yemen…

“It was always our intent to transfer detainees to other countries only under conditions that provide assurances that our security is being protected,” Mr Obama said on Tuesday, during a briefing on security reviews ordered after the airliner plot.
“With respect to Yemen in particular, there’s an ongoing security situation which we have been confronting for some time, along with our Yemeni partner.”
Obama said the camp would still be shut, “in a manner that keeps the American people safe and secure”.
“Make no mistake, we will close Guantanamo prison, which has damaged our national security interests and become a tremendous recruiting tool for al-Qaeda,” he said.
“In fact, that was an explicit rationale for the formation of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.“


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

Obama has no shame whatsoever. He has been President for 50 weeks, and he still blames his predecessor whenever something goes wrong.

Obama is a clear and present danger to the security of the United States.

" But make no mistake"....said Obama.

You know I TRULY HATE the way he speaks, not only WHAT he said but his speech pattern, his talking down to everyone.


HEY FREAK Obama....LISTEN Up!!!!

Famous Speech: A Few Good Men:

Col. Jessep: *You want answers?*
Kaffee: *I want the truth!*
Col. Jessep: *You can’t handle the truth!*
Col. Jessep: Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said, “Thank you,” and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.

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C-SPAN Challenges DEMOCRATS Congress To TV Coverage~ Pelosi Says NO!

Greta Van Susteren played a number of clips tonight from the 2008 campaign where Barack Obama told supporters that he was going to hold his health care talks on CSPAN. Obviously, that never happened. After playing the video Greta looked at Karl Rove and said, "It was a lie."

C-SPAN Challenges Congress to Open Health Care Talks to TV Coverage

FOX News

The head of C-SPAN has implored Congress to open up the last leg of health care reform negotiations to the public, as top Democrats lay plans to hash out the final product among themselves.

C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb wrote to leaders in the House and Senate Dec. 30 urging them to open “all important negotiations, including any conference committee meetings,” to televised coverage on his network.

“The C-SPAN networks will commit the necessary resources to covering all of the sessions LIVE and in their entirety,” he wrote.

Congressional leaders, however, reportedly are expected to bypass the traditional conference committee process, in which lawmakers from both parties and chambers meet to reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions of a bill. Instead, The Associated Press reports that top Democrats at the House, Senate and White House will figure out the final product in three-way talks before sending it back to both chambers for a final vote.

This format would seem ideal for closed-door meetings, which congressional Democrats have used many times to figure out sensitive provisions in the health care bill — though President Obama pledged during the campaign to open up health care talks to C-SPAN’s cameras.

Lamb urged Congress in his letter to fling open the doors in the final stretch of the negotiations...

"President Obama, Senate and House leaders, many of your rank-and-file members, and the nation's editorial pages have all talked about the value of transparent discussions on reforming the nation's health care system," he wrote. "Now that the process moves to the critical stage of reconciliation between the chambers, we respectfully request that you allow the public full access, through television, to legislation that will affect the lives of every single American."

Weekly Standard

Phony Obama and his team sent out this email from one of their guys . David Plouffe sent out an e-mail to Obama supporters about how 2010 will be a year to "improve transparency in Washington to elevate the voices of the American people."

Lamb’s full letter to Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner after the jump.

December 30, 2009

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi The Honorable Harry Reid Speaker Majority Leader

United States House or Representatives United States Senate

The Honorable John Boehner The Honorable Mitch McConnell

Minority Leader Minority Leader

United States House of Representatives United States Senate

Dear Speaker Pelosi:

Representative Boehner:

Senator Reid:

Senator McConnell:

As your respective chambers work to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate health care bills, C-SPAN requests that you open all important negotiations, including any conference committee meetings, to electronic media coverage.

The C-SPAN networks will commit the necessary resources to covering all of these sessions LIVE and in their entirety. We will also, as we willingly do each day, provide C-SPAN’s multi-camera coverage to any interested member of the Capitol Hill broadcast pool.

Since the initial introduction of the America’s Affordable Health Care Act of 2009 in the House and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the Senate

C-SPAN has televised literally hundreds of hours of committee hearings, mark ups and floor debate on these bills for the public to see. And importantly, we have archived all of this video for future generations to study in the C-SPAN Video Archives.

President Obama, Senate and House leaders, many of your rank-and-file members, and the nation’s editorial pages have all talked about the value of transparent discussions on reforming the nation’s health care system.

Now that the process moves to the critical stage of reconciliation between the Chambers, we respectfully request that you allow the public full access, through television, to legislation that will affect the lives of every single American.

We hope you will give serious consideration to this request. We are most willing to employ the latest digital technology to make the cameras, lights and microphones as unobtrusive as possible.

Please contact me if I can answer any questions.


Brian Lamb


Bye Bye Bipartisonship - Democrats Slam The Health Care Door


Pelosi tells C-SPAN: 'There has never been a more open process' (Sorry C-SPAN, no cameras)

The Hill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended Congress' work on a healthcare bill Tuesday saying the process has displayed historic transparency, just as C-SPAN mounts an effort to open the negotiations.

Pelosi said Congress has already been transparent throughout the process.

"There has never been a more open process for any legislation," Pelosi said at a press conference.

Pelosi also hinted that holding informal negotiations--likely without TV cameras--might be the most practical way to push the legislation through.

"We will do what is necessary to pass the bill," Pelosi said.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), assistant to the Speaker, said the healthcare bill had been "subjected to unprecedented level of public scrutiny."

Pressed on whether C-SPAN cameras would be allowed in negotiations, Van Hollen hedged.

"We don't even know if there's going to be a conference committee," he said, alluding to the likelihood that Democrats will reconcile the two bills behind closed doors.

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

"Most transparent government ".....sure we really believe that....NOT!

It’s imperative that the Dems freeze out the Republicans and do this all themselves.And then the SOB democratic proponents of the bill will be all over the airwaves with the complicity of the MSM, talking about how Republicans came to the table with nothing It is then imperative that the incompetent pubes get on message and campaign with this news to prove to the voters just how out of control the Dems are.

"There has never been a more open process for any legislation," Pelosi said at a press conference.

Her stupid boxtox has poisoned her brain cells.

Lying, incompetent hag, Pelosi’s purpose is evasion and epistemological corruption while she and Obama smuggle this country into a welfare state. She will never permit their real purpose to be identified. She silences, evades, suppresses any notion she and Obama are true Marxist’s.

Truth is Pelosi’s biggest fear. She is a fanatic with a mission. Socialism.

Pelosi would pluck your eye out and tell you that you looked better without it.

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U.S. Judge Drops Charges Against Blackwater Guards ~ Happy New Year Blackwater!!!

U.S. judge drops charges against Blackwater guards

USA Today

A federal judge dismissed all charges Thursday against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of killing unarmed Iraqi civilians in a crowded Baghdad intersection in 2007.

Citing repeated government missteps, U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina dismissed a case that had been steeped in international politics. The shooting in busy Nisoor Square left 17 Iraqis dead and inflamed anti-American sentiment abroad. The Iraqi government wanted the guards to face trial in Iraq and officials there said they would closely watch how the U.S. judicial system handled the case.

Urbina said the prosecutors ignored the advice of senior Justice Department officials and improperly built their case on sworn statements that had been given under a promise of immunity. Urbina said the government's explanations were "contradictory, unbelievable and lacking in credibility."

"We're obviously disappointed by the decision," Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd said. "We're still in the process of reviewing the opinion and considering our options."

Prosecutors can appeal the ruling.

Blackwater contractors had been hired to guard U.S. diplomats in Iraq. The guards said insurgents ambushed them in a traffic circle. Prosecutors said the men unleashed an unprovoked attack on civilians using machine guns and grenades.

The shooting led to the unraveling of the North Carolina-based company, which since has replaced its management and changed its name to Xe Services.

The five guards are former Marines Donald Ball, Dustin Heard and Evan Liberty, former Army sergeant Nick Slatten and Paul Slough, an Army veteran.

Defense attorneys said the guards were thrilled by the ruling after more than two years of scrutiny.

"It's tremendously gratifying to see the court allow us to celebrate the new year the way it has," said attorney Bill Coffield, who represents Liberty. "It really invigorates your belief in our court system."
"It's indescribable," said Ball's attorney, Steven McCool. "It feels like the weight of the world has been lifted off his shoulders. Here's a guy that's a decorated war hero who we maintain should never have been charged in the first place."

The five guards had been charged with manslaughter and weapons violations. The charges carried mandatory 30-year prison terms.

Urbina's ruling does not resolve whether the shooting was proper. Rather, the 90-page opinion underscores some of the conflicting evidence in the case. Some Blackwater guards told prosecutors they were concerned about the shooting and offered to cooperate. Others said the convoy had been attacked. By the time the FBI began investigating, Nisoor Square had been picked clean of bullets that might have proven whether there had been a firefight or a massacre.

The case fell apart because, after the shooting, the State Department ordered the guards to explain what happened. In exchange for those statements, the State Department promised the statements would not be used in a criminal case. Such limited immunity deals are common in police departments so officers involved in shootings cannot hold up internal investigations by refusing to cooperate.

The five guards told investigators they fired their weapons, an admission that was crucial because forensic evidence could not determine who had fired.

Because of the immunity deal, prosecutors had to build their case without those statements, a high legal hurdle that Urbina said the Justice Department failed to clear. Prosecutors read those statements, reviewed them in the investigation and used them to question witnesses and get search warrants, Urbina said. Key witnesses also reviewed the statements and the grand jury heard evidence that had been tainted by those statements, the judge said.

The Justice Department set up a process to avoid those problems, but Urbina said lead prosecutor Ken Kohl and others "purposefully flouted the advice" of senior Justice Department officials telling them not to use the statements.

It was unclear what the ruling means for a sixth Blackwater guard, Jeremy Ridgeway, who turned on his former colleagues and pleaded guilty to killing one Iraqi and wounding another. Had he gone to trial, the case against him would likely have fallen apart, but it's unclear whether Urbina will let him out of his plea deal.


McCain Hopes Blackwater Charges Reinstated

McCain: "Our sympathy goes out to the families of those killed and injured in this very unfortunate and unnecessary incident"

Senator John McCain told Iraqis that he 'hopes and believes' that criminal charges against five Blackwater security guards accused of killing Iraqi civilians will be reinstated. (Jan. 5) (The Associated Press)

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

The unhinged lefty kooks will go psychotic over this one. Obama and Erick Holder must be really ticked off.

Then there is the anti-POW family John McCain and his total RINO statement. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

This is great news. Thank GOD for this ruling.

Now- if we can only get this for our Navy SEALs.

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

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Britt Hume's Advice to Tiger Stirs Up Big Media's Anti-Religious Bigotry

Fox News' Brit Hume talking tonight about his comments yesterday in which he encouraged Tiger Woods to "turn to the Christian faith." Hume told Bill O'Reilly his intention was not to "prosyletize" Woods, but to simply say that he (Hume) believes that "“Jesus Christ offers Tiger Woods something Tiger Woods desperately needs."

Throwing Brit Hume to the lions

Advice to Tiger stirs up Big Media's anti-religious bigotry

The Washington Times

If there were doubt that much of the media is hostile to traditional faith, especially traditional Christianity, that doubt has been drowned in the wake of a vicious verbal assault on Fox News analyst Brit Hume. Histrionic fulminations against Mr. Hume's inoffensive expression of faith expose an ugly strain of anti-religious bigotry that is spreading inside this country's liberal establishment.

Mr. Hume's sin against secular culture came Sunday when he offered, in humble and helpful tones, advice to golfer Tiger Woods to "turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world."

The advice might have sounded a little awkward in the setting of a news-talk roundtable. But even in the context of suggesting that Mr. Woods' apparent Buddhism doesn't offer the same "kind of forgiveness and redemption" as Christianity, the newsman's remarks were, at worst, harmless.

Yet the reaction of critics gives the impression that Mr. Hume did something really awful like use the "N" word, or - as Montana Democratic Sen. Max Baucus did - push a government promotion for a girlfriend.

Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales took a pause from writing love letters to President Obama to aim nasty public hate mail at Mr. Hume, who is renowned as one of the rare true gentlemen in the nation's capital. "Brit Hume was certainly full of something,"

Mr. Shales ranted, adding that the Fox broadcast legend is "sinking into his own mouth-made mire," and that "darts of derision should be aimed at Hume" for "one of the most ridiculous [remarks] of the year." He instructed Mr. Hume to "first off, apologize," with a snide admonishment that "Hume ought to know that what people are saying right now is a whole lot worse than that he's fading."

On MSNBC, the preternaturally truculent Keith Olbermann said Mr. Hume should "keep religious advocacy out of public life since, you know, the worst examples of that are jihadists, not to mention, you know, guys who don't know their own religions or somebody else's religion like Brit Hume."

His guest, homosexual activist Dan Savage, chimed in that, "American Christianity has been hijacked by the lunatics, by the Pat Robertsons ... and by people like Brit Hume, and it's an insult to Christianity, it's an insult to Christians." Also on MSNBC, news host David Shuster suggested that Mr. Hume somehow had "denigate* Christianity" by mentioning his faith on the air.

This is par for the course for a media in which Washington Post book reviewers suggest that the faith messages at the heart of the popular "Narnia" books amount to a "narrow Christian box," where HBO's Bill Maher calls the Catholic Church "the Bear Stearns of organized pedophilia," where the Nation's Katha Pollitt accuses the religious right of showing "tolerance of wife-battering," and where a major news magazine marvels at the supposedly "surprising unsecularity" of the American public.

Maybe these media mavens should take Mr. Hume's advice. Their own hatefulness puts them in obvious need of the "forgiveness and redemption" Mr. Hume kindly recommended. A little charity wouldn't hurt, either.

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

I admire Brit Hume for not being afraid to share his own faith and to say very directly what he believes the answer to be for Tiger Woods.

This kind of thing could never be said on CNN of MSNBC.

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

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Sen. Chris Dodd Won't Seek Reelection!

Sen. Chris Dodd won't seek reelection


Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) plans to announce Wednesday that he will retire from the Senate at the end of the year, capping a 30-year career where he rose to become one of the chamber's most influential members, several Democratic sources told POLITICO Tuesday night.

Dodd’s decision to retire is, at first glance, a blessing to Senate Democrats who worried they would have trouble holding the seat with the embattled senator in the race. Now Democrats expect that Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will run in Dodd’s place, giving the party a stronger nominee in a race that was widely believed to be a toss-up.

A top national Democrat said Blumenthal's candidacy was all but certain. "He's totally in," said the Democrat.

News of Dodd’s plans, first reported by the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza, came on the heels of the stunning announcement Tuesday that another Democrat, Sen. Byron Dorgan, would not run for reelection in North Dakota, likely giving the GOP an advantage for his seat.

The news that Dodd would not seek re-election capped a day of Democratic retirements. Aside from Dodd and Dorgan, it was revealed that Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter would not run for re-election in 2010. And in Michigan, Lt. Gov. John Cherry announced Tuesday that he would be forgoing a run for governor.

Dodd has faced months of tough press coverage surrounding his Countrywide FInancial mortgages, which followed his ill-fated decision to move his family to Iowa for his 2008 presidential run. Earlier this year, the Senate Ethics Committee cleared him of any wrongdoing related to Countrywide.

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GOOD this is good news!

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First National Tea Party Convention

National Tea Party Convention

Tea Party Nation is pleased to announce the First National Tea Party Convention to be held February 4-6, 2010 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. The convention is aimed at bringing the Tea Party Movement leaders together from around the nation for the purpose of networking and supporting the movements' multiple organizations principle goals. This event will be co-sponsored by other national groups that believe in a responsible and limited federal government that is responsive to all the people. National Taxpayers Union, American Majority, Smart Girl Politics, and SurgeUSA are just a few of the organizations who will be on hand to contribute their time and talents to this convention.

Special Keynote Speaker for the event will be Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska (2006-2009) and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Nominee.

The convention will feature well-known speakers, workshops, seminars, information centers, and organizational tools for leaders to take back to their respective local Tea Party organizations.

Hotel accommodations provided by Opryland Hotel. Special pricing for Convention attendees. Click here to reserve your room (password is TEA10).

About The Convention

This event is planned for our tea party movement people to have the most representation from across the nation by design. We want local tea party groups to select their best to meet with their peers from across the nation. The local tea party's themselves know who will best represent them, bring the best ideas, and have the most desire to move this process of organizing to the next level.

Though this event is geared toward representatives of tea party groups, anyone who supports the tea party movement is welcome to attend.

What we have to share with one another face to face is the true value of holding this convention though the program agenda will be dynamic and action packed in its own right.

We would hope that most groups could do some minor fund raising to help defray the travel, accommodations and ticket price. This is an investment in the true future of our movement and the people who are going to move us forward are going to be attending this event as they understand this.

Fifty people in a small tea party group for example each investing $10-20 dollars would take care of most of the costs to a delegate. This is not a huge investment money but information wise it will yield huge returns.

We suggest that your tea party meet soon to discuss who will be sent. There is a limited availability on the tickets.


Other Speakers ( Photos at LINK)

Rep. Michele Bachman will be the Breakfast Speaker Friday morning and Rep. Marsha Blackburn will be introducing Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska (2006 - 2009) and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Saturday evening at the Convention's closing night banquet.

Other participants include: Phil Valentine (Nationally Syndicated Conservative Talk Radio Host), Bruce Donnelly (President, SurgeUSA), Judge Roy Moore, WWTN, Ana Puig, Dr. B. Leland Baker (author of Tea Party Revival), Mark Skoda (The Memphis Tea Party), Keli Carender (aka Liberty Belle), Dr. Rick Scarborough (author of "Enough is Enough"), Lori Christenson (The Evergreen Conifer Tea Party), David DeGerolamo (NC Freedom Tea Party), Walter Fitzgerald (Tea Party Nation - Emergency Preparedness), World Net Daily Joseph Farah ,, Judicial Watch, Young Americans for Freedom, SurgeUSA, FAIR, National Taxpayers Union, American Majority, Smart Girl Politics


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

Great idea ad what fun too to be able to meet other Americans that LOVE our country.

I can't attend, but I sure hope they have a huge turnout. I bet the dems hate even knowing about this convention. heh heh

I have been to Opryland several times and I can tell you it is a wonderful place and the hotel and convention center are awesome.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Michael Yon Handcuffed At Seattle Airport For Refusing to Say How Much He Earned

"Michael Yon ........There is some confusion about who arrested me. TSA was not involved. The Customs people (CBP) were the actors who handcuffed me."

Milblogger and author Michael Yon was handcuffed today at the Seattle airport for not telling the Customs people his net income.

He posted this on his facebook page:

Got arrested at the Seattle airport for refusing to say how much money I make. (The uniformed ones say I was not “arrested”, but they definitely handcuffed me.) Their videos and audios should show that I was polite, but simply refused questions that had nothing to do with national security. Port authority police eve…ntually came — they were professionals — and rescued me from the border bullies.

And, here’s his follow-up post:

When they handcuffed me, I said that no country has ever treated me so badly. Not China. Not Vietnam. Not Afghanistan. Definitely not Singapore or India or Nepal or Germany, not Brunei, not Indonesia, or Malaysia, or Kuwait or Qatar or United Arab Emirates. No county has treated me with the disrespect can that can be expected from our border bullies.

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

Unless it is a law how much money one can earn, it is none of their business. At this point in time, other that providing i.d. when asked, actually ordered because every thing they direct you to do is an order, you are under no obligation to tell them anything. At least as far as I know.

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January 05, 2010

Barack Obama Is The Godfather

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Well done!!

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Florida Defeats NC State At The Buzzer From 3/4ths Court

Here is the fantastic 75 ft. game-winning shot at the buzzer by Florida's Chandler Parsons to defeat North Carolina State yesterday. The shot gave Florida a 62-61 victory, and left the North Carolina State home crowd stunned.

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

This was on our news last night and I never had seen anything like this before.

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Powerful Video ~ America Rising: An Open Letter to Democrat Politicians


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

This is a powerful video, this should be seen by everyone. Friends, relatives, all over the place.


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

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Most Corrupt Administration Dems Intend to Bypass GOP, The Constitution And The Will of The People On Health Compromise

The Democrats intent to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical congress in history-Nancy Pelosi, November 7th, 2006


Dems to Bypass GOP On Health Compromise

House and Senate Democrats intend to bypass traditional procedures when they negotiate a final compromise on health care legislation, officials said Monday, a move that will exclude Republican lawmakers and reduce their ability to delay or force politically troubling votes in both houses.

The unofficial timetable calls for final passage of the measure to remake the nation's health care system by the time President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address, probably in early February.

Democratic aides said the final compromise talks would essentially be a three-way negotiation involving top Democrats in the House and Senate and the White House, a structure that gives unusual latitude to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California.

These officials said there are no plans to appoint a formal House-Senate conference committee, the method Congress most often uses to reconcile differing bills. Under that customary format, a committee chairman is appointed to preside, and other senior lawmakers from both parties and houses participate in typically perfunctory public meetings while the meaningful negotiations occur behind closed doors.

In this case, the plan is to skip the formal meetings, reach an agreement, then have the two houses vote as quickly as possible. A 60-vote Senate majority would be required in advance of final passage.

"I look forward to working with members of the House, the Senate and President Obama to reconcile our bills and send the final legislation to the president's desk as soon as possible," Pelosi said late last year as the Senate approved its version of the legislation.
"We hope to get a bill done as soon as possible," said Jim Manley, a spokesman for Reid.
The issue is so partisan that only one Republican, Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao of Louisiana, has cast a vote in favor of the legislation.

GOP leaders have vowed to try and block a final bill from reaching Obama's desk.

"This fight isn't over. My colleagues and I will work to stop this bill from becoming law," Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the Republican leader, said shortly before the Senate cleared its version of the bill last month.

Wild Thing's commnet........

Not only do Democrats intend to bypass the GOP, but also they intend to bypass the U.S. Constitution and the will of the American public. Democrats want to destroy this country!

I would love to see the Republicans bypass traditional procedures and not attend the State of the Union Address.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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How Cold Is It?


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LMAO I love it, and this cold is just what it would take for w dem to keep their mitts out of OUR pockets.

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

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

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Freed Guantánamo Inmates Are Heading For Yemen To Join al-Qaeda fight

White House Still Plans to Ship Gitmo Detainees Back to Yemen


Said Ali al-Shihri, Ibrahim Suleiman al Rubaish (ID not confirmed); Abdullah Saleh Ali al Ajmi; and Abdullah Mahsud

Freed Guantánamo inmates are heading for Yemen to join al-Qaeda fight


At least a dozen former Guantánamo Bay inmates have rejoined al-Qaeda to fight in Yemen, The Times has learnt, amid growing concern over the ability of the country’s Government to accept almost 100 more former inmates from the detention centre.

The Obama Administration promised to close the Guantánamo facility by January 22, a deadline that it will be unable to meet. The 91 Yemeni prisoners in Guantánamo make up the largest national contingent among the 198 being held.

Six prisoners were returned to Yemen last month. After the Christmas Day bomb plot in Detroit, US officials are increasingly concerned that the country is becoming a hot-bed of terrorism. Eleven of the former inmates known to have rejoined al-Qaeda in Yemen were born in Saudi Arabia. The organisation merged its Saudi and Yemeni offshoots last year.

The country’s mountainous terrain, poverty and lawless tribal society make it, in the opinion of many analysts, a close match for Afghanistan as a new terrorist haven.

Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, voiced concern about the growing strength of al-Qaeda in Yemen. “Obviously, we see global implications from the war in Yemen and the ongoing efforts by al-Qaeda in Yemen to use it as a base for terrorist attacks far beyond the region,” she said.

A Yemeni, Hani Abdo Shaalan, who was released from Guantánamo in 2007, was killed in an airstrike on December 17, the Yemeni Government reported last week. The deputy head of al-Qaeda in the country is Said Ali al-Shihri, 36, who was released in 2007. Ibrahim Suleiman al-Rubaish, who was released in 2006, is a prominent ideologue featured on Yemeni al-Qaeda websites.

Geoff Morrell, the spokesman for the Pentagon, said: “This is a large question that goes beyond the issue of transferring detainees. The bulk of the remaining detainees are from Yemen and that has been the case for a long time. We are trying to work with the Yemeni Government on this.”

The number believed to have “returned to the fight” in the May 2009 estimate was double that of a US estimate from June 2008. US officials acknowledged that more detainees were known to have reoffended since, but the number has been classified.

“There is a historic trend and it continues. I will only say that we have said there is a trend, we are aware of it, there is no denying the trend and we are doing our best to deal with this reality,” Mr Morrell said.

Officials said that a higher proportion of those still being held were likely to return to terrorism because they were considered more of a security threat than those selected in the early stages of the release programme.

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The ‘Revolving Door’ of the Obama Administration and the Eric Holder Department of Justice.

This is a teachable moment and wee wee wee’d better pay attention! But according to the video at the top of this post, it looks like Obama has no intention of stopping his sending the terrorists back to Yemen.

Terrorists should know that captured terrorists will be water boarded for information, tried by our military, found guilty, and shot.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Republican Scott Brown from MA Will Fight The Fight the SEIU & Demcare Corruption

Scott Brown is the Republican candidate for the vacant U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts. Brown announced his candidacy on September 12, 2009, following the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

Currently, Scott Brown represents the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District, in the Massachusetts Senate, where he is his third term.

Previously, Senator Brown served three terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 9th Norfolk District. Prior to his election to the House in 1998, Brown had served as a Wrentham Selectman and town Assessor.

Senator Brown is a graduate of Wakefield High School, Tufts University, and Boston College Law School. He is a practicing attorney, and a 30 -year member of the Massachusetts National Guard, where he currently holds the rank of Lt. Colonel in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Brown was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service in homeland security after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

From Scott Brown’s campaign office:

"Scott is a conservative. In fact, he will be the most conservative Senator elected from MA since . . . Senator John F. Kennedy, who nowadays would be denounced by liberals as "a dangerous right-winger." JFK loved our country, and he knew that in a recession you don't raise taxes -- instead, you cut them. And as a man with chronic ailments, JFK had no desire to our health system into one resembling Bulgaria's.

"Scott Brown is committed to voting to repeal the health care monstrosity Reid and Pelosi are busy hatching. He's against the Cap-and-Tax legislation. He's in favor of reducing our taxes. And, unlike Obama, he's not afraid to use the phrase "war on terror."

There is a special election in Massachusetts on January 19th to fill the late Ted Kennedy’s seat.

If you live in Massachusetts, remember to vote on January 19, 2010 – rain, sleet or snow! This is already an historic race as Coakley could be the first woman from Mass. in the Senate and Brown is a Republican vying for Kennedy’s seat that was Democratic for decades.

Republican Scott Brown is a regular guy who drives a truck with nearly 200,000 miles on it. He says the truck has brought him closer to the people as he's traveled around Massachusetts during the special election to replace the late Ted Kennedy in the U.S. Senate. He says people tell him that spending is out of control in Washington and they are concerned about the path our country is on. He says he wants to be a voice for the people and end business as usual in Washington. The ad ends with his daughter, Arianna, greeting him with a "Hey, Dad" as he returns home from another long day of campaigning.


H/T Michelle Malkin blog

Last month, I noted how Massachusetts Senate GOP candidate Scott Brown called out rival Democrat candidate Martha Coakley’s SEIU thug pals.

The Purple Shirts continue to “pull out all the stops” to install Coakley in Teddy Kennedy’s seat. The special election will be held January 19.

SEIU endorsed her in October, poured $214,000 into a radio ad buy for her in December, and are pouring all available “resources and clout” into her bid. As she prattles on about “economic justice,” Coakley now boasts a total campaign treasury of more than $5 million:

Attorney General Martha Coakley raised more than $1 million over the past six weeks for her US Senate campaign, bringing her total haul for the race to $5.2 million, her campaign reported yesterday. The campaign of her rival, state Senator Scott Brown, said it raised $700,000 during the same period, much of it on the Internet, for a total of $1.2 million.
Coakley, who faced three opponents in the Democratic primary, started the special election campaign with less than $500,000 in her campaign account, compared with about $300,000 for Brown, a Republican of Wrentham.
Coakley raised the $1 million between Nov. 20 and Dec. 31. The campaign did not release donor lists, say how much money the campaign spent over that period, or reveal how much it has in the bank to begin the new year. Those details must be included in information that has to be submitted next week to the Federal Election Commission.

Where’s the GOP establishment?

Yes, once again, it’s up to grass-roots conservatives and independents to help a GOP candidate fight the Big Labor-backed corruptocrat. Demcare hangs in the balance. Yet, Brown received a measly $50,000 from the national GOP and NRSC compared to the nearly $1 million that radical leftist Dede Scozzafava raked in.

Sean Trende crunches the numbers and will be “stunned if Brown wins.” But Patrick Ruffini sees “evidence Scott Brown is within single digits.” And William Jacobson reports on the grass-roots conservative groundswell for underdog Brown:

Three things have happened in the last three weeks to make this election competitive:

1. Coakley’s “read my lips” moment: During the campaign, Coakley promised as a matter of “principle” not to support the Senate health bill if it contained restrictions on abortion. This promise was a prime fundraising tool. Just days after the primary, Coakley went back on this promise, and now is in the Harry Reid/Ben Nelson camp, to the anger of the left-wing base.
2. Obamacare is sinking in popularity: Harry Reid and the Democrats in the Senate demonstrated, in the weeks leading up to Christmas eve, the absolute moral corruption in Washington, D.C., by legally bribing Senators to vote for the health care bill. By supporting these efforts, Coakley has shown herself to be just more of the same (and her own maneuvers around the campaign finance laws drive that point home). At a time when the country is facing monumental deficits and national debt, Coakley handed Brown the central issue in the campaign – Democratic efforts to force through a health care bill which is unpopular and economically ruinous. Had Coakley stood by her “principles” she would not be in this position.
3. Brown has gone viral: Largely shunned by the Republican establishment, Brown has utilized an online strategy which has ignited a grassroots campaign to get Brown elected. Do a Google search of blogs, and you will see that Brown is the talk of the internet, and most posts about Coakley are negative. While the mainstream media still holds great sway, Brown is seen as rising and Coakley as more of the same. Brown is winning the online battle.

Moe Lane at RedState underscores that most of Coakley’s cash was spent securing the Dem nomination:

You see, most of that money Coakley raised got spent fighting for the nomination. William Jacobson’s all over this topic: while he and I both think that she’s got more money in the bank right now than Brown, it’s not the 5-to-1 advantage she’s hyping. At best, it’s 3-to-2. She’s also facing the problem that her public retreat on abortion language in the bill is going to depress enthusiasm in the progressive netroots; and that Republican activists at least have noted that flipping Massachusetts could – could! – possibly derail the health care rationing bill, and are contributing accordingly…

Pro-lifers in Massachusetts are also rallying around Brown. LifeNews reports:

In a state known for its left-leaning and pro-abortion politics, Brown has an uphill battle but he enjoys the support of Massachusetts Citizens for Life. Jack Rowe, chairman of the MCFL PAC, emailed today to say that he is seeing movement in Brown’s direction. “People are terribly upset about health care and asking what to do. Here is the very exciting part. We in Massachusetts can actually save the whole country from this awful health care. Our PAC has been supporting Scott Brown because he will be a pro-life vote in the Senate. Scott Brown will also vote against the health care bill. After the compromise bill comes out of conference, it must be approved again by each house. Brown will vote against the bill. That means there will not be 60 votes in the Senate. That means the bill will be defeated.” That’s a lofty goal but Rowe is encouraging pro-life advocates in Massachusetts to get involved in the special election. “Can we do it? We certainly can! Turn-out will be very small,” he said — adding that the pr-life movement could change the dynamics of the race of it gets mobilized.

This is . Brown’s campaign site is here.

You can learn more about Scott Brown by visiting his website:


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

Can we imagine 41 votes on the Republican side, which means filibuster, which means No cloture, which means No ObamaCare, ObamaDontCare, ReidPelosiCare, or WhatevertheHellCare they call it?

This is Scott Brown's page at FACEBOOK

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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January 04, 2010

Merry Christmas From Afghanistan ~ God Bless Our Troops and Keep Them Safe!

Seasons greetings from CAAT 1, WPNS CO, 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines. (filmed on site at Alpha 1)
(As it pans across the platoon halfway through, please excuse them looking like they're watching a crucifixion; by this point they've heard the song several hundred times :) .......Merry Christmas!

"Merry Christmas From Afghanistan"

Merry Christmas from Afghanistan, oh man, it's that time of year,
and the birth of Jesus doesn't seem to please the terrorists down here;
I'd like to take a moment for you folks at home to make it clear;
Merry Christmas from the Eastern Hemisphere.

Merry Christmas from Afghanistan, way back in the USA,
You've got mistletoe and falling snow, we've got sandstorms and grenades
But what the hell, it's just as well we celebrate it anyway,
Merry Christmas from 5,000 miles away.

And I remember many Decembers, sitting 'round that tree,
And now I'm in an outer cordon sitting 'round an IED,
I've traded yams and roasted ham for a chicken noodle MRE,
Merry Christmas from out here in the middle east.

So merry Christmas from Afghanistan, from our AO to yours,
I'll be watching illegal DVDs and defecating out of doors,
Put my pedal to the metal man, I'll settle for that medal of honor when I when the war,
Single-handedly from my armored drivers door.

Yuletide salutations from our vacation in the sand,
from this E-3 Lance Coolie and up the whole chain of command
Between Al Qaeda, Al Jazeera, Mujahadeen, and the Taliban,
It's a very merry Christmas in Afghanistan.

From south Montana, to northwest Indiana, to the shores of North Caroline,
From NYC to LA's beaches and down the Mason-Dixon Line,
It's that season where we're freezing, but all in all, we're doing fine,
So merry Christmas from Afghanistan tonight.
It's that season where we're freezing, but all in all, we're doing fine,
So Merry Christmas down the Final Protection Line!


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We are so blessed as a country, we have the most awesome people serving in our military. God bless this hero and all of our troops.

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Deal On Table For Christmas Day Terrorist, Omar Abdulmutallab! WTH????


Deal On Table For Christmas Day, Omar Abdulmutallab!


The U.S. Government is offering the suspect charged with attempting to bomb an aircraft on Christmas Day, Omar Abdulmutallab, some kind of incentives to share what he knows about Al Qaeda, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said Sunday.

Asked why Abdulmutallab should cooperate given his right, as criminal defendant, to remain silent, Brennan replied: "He doesn't have to but he knows there are certain things that are on the table... if he wants to engage with us in a productive manner, there are ways he can do that."

Asked if Abdulmutallab's willingness to talk changed once he had an attorney, Brennan declined to answer. "I'm not going to address what he did before or after he talked with a lawyer," the adviser said.

Brennan declined to say what criteria are used to decide whether a prisoner should be taken into criminal court or before a military commission. "There are no downsides or upsides in particular cases," he said. "What we're trying to do is make the right determination in particular cases."

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

Omar Abdulmutallab is NOT a criminal, he is a TERRORIST! Listen up Obama he is one of YOUR people.

I was watching Fox when he said it. Then I started spewing expletives, and had to leave the room. Also, he referenced Bush more than the present admin. Oh, let’s keep blaming Bush. Do they have any other Mantra in this WH?

Making a deal with a terrorist? Oh great. What is Omar Abdulmutallab going to do, demand a cabinet position???

John Brennan: another Friend of Terrorists

This man is insane as well as Obama and Janet N. and the rest of them. They might as well pay the terrorists to attack our country. They are offering him a deal, when he should have been shot on sight. Wonder how many of us are going to die before we get rid of the fools and villains in the White House.

The Jihadis must all be laughing like crazy right now. This is the perfect time for them to attack America with Obama as president.

Meanwhile, three brave Navy Seals are at risk for court martial for doing their job!!!!!!!

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Newark Airport Terminal locked Down Over Security Breach

Man Skirts Newark Airport Security; Flights Delayed

FOX News


A man walked through a screening checkpoint exit into the secure side of a terminal at one of the nation's busiest airports on Sunday night, and flights were grounded for hours and passengers had to be re-screened while air safety officials searched for him.

Airline passengers were allowed to begin boarding their planes at Newark Liberty International Airport about six hours after the man was seen bypassing security.

The man walked down an exit lane at Terminal C about 5:30 p.m., Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Ann Davis said, and screening was halted while authorities looked at surveillance tapes to try to identify him.

Passengers were then moved from the secure side of the terminal, which is used primarily by Continental Airlines Inc., to the open side to go through screening again, Davis said in a statement. Passengers waited in check-in areas.

The terminal was searched thoroughly to make sure no dangerous objects were in it before the security checkpoints reopened around 11:45 p.m., the TSA said. The man wasn't found, but the TSA said its re-screening effort ensured every passenger was fully screened.

Security officers instructed the passengers, who expressed frustration over the situation.

Alison Day, of York, England, was supposed to leave for Manchester, England, at 7:30 p.m. She was traveling with a party of seven including an 18-month-old and a 5-year-old.

"I'm not angry that this is happening, but I'm angry that there was a lack of organization," she said.
She said her party, headed home after a Caribbean cruise, was escorted out of Continental's lounge but given no further instructions
Continental spokeswoman Susannah Thurston said it was an airport security issue not involving the Houston-based airline.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs area airports, assisted the TSA following the possible security breach.

Also Sunday, the TSA said passengers flying into the United States from nations regarded as state sponsors of terrorism and countries of interest will be subject to enhanced screening techniques, such as body scans and pat-downs.
Starting Monday, all passengers on U.S.-bound international flights are subject to random screening.
The Department of State lists Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria as state sponsors of terrorism. The other countries whose passengers will face enhanced screening include Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen.

FOX News

Newark Liberty International Airport is on lockdown after reports of a man breaching security at the Continental Airlines terminal, according the FAA Web site and cable news reports.

A male was observed going in the wrong direction through the security area at the aiport's Terminal C, Transportation Security Administration officials told Fox News.

Once aware of the situation, TSA officials with assistance from the New York Port Authority reviewed security videotape to identify the errant individual.

As of 8:40 p.m. Sunday, security was unable to locate that individual in the terminal.

All passengers in the secure part of the terminal were ordered to evacuate the terminal and go through the screening area once again, Fox News learned.


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

What a mess! It has only been a little over a week, one would think TSA would be jumping at the chance to OVERLY secure airports.

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Obama Appoints Transgender Political Activist As Advisor

Obama appoints transgender political activist as advisor

The Washington Times

Obama has appointed Amanda Simpson to the position of Senior Technical Advisor to the Department of Commerce. Ms. Simpson is likely to be the first transgender appointee of the Obama administration.

In a press release, Ms. Simpson is quoted as saying,:

''I'm truly honored to have received this appointment and am eager and excited about this opportunity that is before me. And at the same time, as one of the first transgender presidential appointees to the federal government, I hope that I will soon be one of hundreds, and that this appointment opens future opportunities for many others.''

Ms. Simpson has thirty years experience in the aerospace and defense industry. She most recently served as Deputy Director in Advanced Technology Development at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. According to the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance, Ms. Simpson has an activist political background as well.:

"She has also been very active in political and community groups. She has served on the Board of Directors of two national organizations: Out & Equal and NCTE. In Arizona, she has been on the board of Wingspan, the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, the Southern Arizona ACLU and the Arizona Human Rights Fund (now Equality Arizona)."


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

I guess part of the “hope and change” is change of sex.

A man who has been castrated and treated with artifical hormones and perhaps implants of one kind or another, is not a “she”.

He is a tortured and disfigured man. Truth is light, and ignorance is darkness. And I am sorry for him. But I don’t want mentally ill people in government positions, glorifying their mental illness.

I want such people helped, if they want help. I love being a girl and I love men being men. It would be awful to be in some kind of nightmare to want to be what God did not create me as sexually, as a gender. BUT Obama USES this to put someone in power that is for Obama to push the transgender agenda into being his main focus and not the person's ability. If he wanted the best for his appointments, the best for our country ( which he does not) he would not seek out the hate mongers like Van Jones, and all the communists he has chosen.

These kinds of appointments seemed to “flower” during the two Clinton Administrations, as an early expression of identity politics, that same phenomenon that got Obama elected.Off the top of my head, two prominent ones were the Education Gnome Donna Shalala & Lumbering Behemoth Janet Reno, but it looks like Obama’s Administration has taken it much much further, with people as politically dangerous as they are “radical”, like Kevin Jennings.....but here’s the method behind this madness-—competency or considerations of “the best person in the whole country for this job”, are trumped by the built-in double whammy——you don’t dare criticize the performance of any of these people, or the mere facts of their appointment to the job. If you do, if you attack this Ms./Mr. Simpson, for example, YOU ARE ATTACKING TRANSGENDERED PEOPLE. If you attack Barney Frank, one of the bonafide celebrities of this Administration, who finally “has his day”, you are attacking GAY PEOPLE. ,Etc. etc. -—it goes on and on. Their “orientation” protects them from criticism. Very cunning, very cunning.

THAT is why THIS blog will always be PC FREE ZONE at Theodore's World. I never want anyone to feel they have to hold back or be PC on any topic. Our country is more important then stupid political correctness.

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US Embassy in Yemen Closed Amid Terror Threats Gives WIN To Terrorists

US shuts embassy as al-Qaeda 'plans attack in Yemen'


A report on the news that the United States and Great Britain have closed their embassies in Yemen in response to terror threats from Al-Qaeda:

The US and Britain have shut their Yemen embassies after threats from an al-Qaeda offshoot linked to an alleged failed US plane bomb plot.

The UK Foreign Office told the BBC its embassy in the capital Sanaa was closed "for security reasons", hours after the US announced its mission had been shut.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown earlier said the UK and US would step up counter-terror efforts in Yemen.

There are mounting fears lawless Yemen is becoming an al-Qaeda haven.

Mr Brennan, the US Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, told ABC's This Week TV programme that the group had "several hundred members" in Yemen and was posing an increasing threat there.

"This is something that we've known about for a while," he said. "We're determined to destroy al-Qaeda, whether it's in Pakistan, Afghanistan, or in Yemen."
Mr Brennan added: "We know that they have been targeting our embassy, our embassy personnel."

It was not clear when the UK or US embassies would reopen.

In a statement on its website, the US embassy said it would be closed on Sunday "in response to ongoing threats by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to attack American interests in Yemen".

The embassy also reminded US citizens in Yemen to be aware of security.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said the British embassy was closed on Sunday and a decision would be taken later on whether to open it on Monday.

The embassy closures follow last week's threat by a group called al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, urging Muslims to help in "killing every crusader who works at their embassies or other places".



Bill Kristol has set forth a stinging indictment of the Obama admin's handling of the war on terror. His two-minute monologue on today's Fox News Sunday delineated a devastating bill of particulars:

It was a mistake to treat Abdul Mutallab as a criminal defendant rather than as an enemy combatant: “Mr. Brennan [Obama's top counter-terrorism adviser who appeared earlier] said to you that we’re very worried that there’re other Abdul Mutallabs out there. This Abdul Mutallab was there for four months. He might know who the others are. He might know their names. Will you let him lawyer up?”

As to Brennan's claim that there was no "smoking gun" regarding Abdul Mutallab: "He is the smoking gun," going on to detail all the red flags surrounding him. "Frankly, for Mr. Brennan to say, well, no smoking gun, that itself shows a kind of not-serious-about-the-war mentality."

… “Closing the embassy in Yemen last night? No one wants State Department officials put at risk, but that is a sign of weakness. Closing the embassy? We can’t protect our own embassy in Yemen, a place where we have special operations forces. A place we say we’re working with the government on the front lines of the war on terror? And there’s a terror threat, and we close the embassy? That’s a victory for al Qaeda. This last week has been a victory for al Qaeda in that region, I’m afraid.”


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

Yemen is a festering hole of muslim maggots.

Another win for the Islamists, who are learning each day just how far we can be pushed without any consequences. And so, America under Obama, tucks it's tail between it's legs and skoots for the woods!! How disgusting!! Obama is showing them how far they can go. And it won’t be pretty when that all changes.

How about we get all of our people out, that is, all non-Muslims, and then go after the terrorists there like there is NO tomorrow......for them.

Interestingly, MSM was reporting last night that this latest bombing attempt is ‘owned’ by the Obama administration since they/he knew before Christmas that Jihadists were coming after us wearing explosive underwear. (I guess this means blaming Bush is getting old). Newsweek broke the story.

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Betsy McCaughey on Mark Levin Show Discusses Page 148 of Health Care Bill

This is from Dan at Rielh World Blog

Page 148 Of Health Care Bill

I was in the car and heard this below discussed by patient advocate Betsy McCaughey of Defend Your Healthcare on Mark Levin's radio show tonight. So, I looked it up. From pages 148 - 149 of the Senate health care bill, here it is folks. A "qualified health plan" means any health insurance plan in the US, including private plans most now currently employ. Well, except for our elected officials in DC, of course. They will get to make their own health care decisions. But not you, or your doctor.

Beginning on January 1, 2015, a qualified health plan may contract with—
(B) a health care provider only if such provider implements such mechanisms to improve health care quality as the Secretary may by regulation require.

In plain English, any decision you, or your doctor, might make as regards your personal health care can and likely will ultimately have been pre-determined by Washington, DC. If a bureaucrat writes a regulation, and those will not be written or known until perhaps 18 months after this ridiculous bill has been passed, that will determine what is and what isn't an acceptable health care choice for you, or your doctor.

The Federal Government will sit squarely in between every doctor-patient relationship that is deemed qualified for insurance purposes. Public or private, it won't matter. And they can write whatever regulations they want. There is no way to predict what any future regulations might be. But you'll take it or leave it, or leave any soon to be alleged privately insured health care system, while being penalized for that, too.

There will be no such thing as private health insurance any more. The federal government will dictate it all by regulation.


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

It just keeps getting worse if that is possible with this health care bill. What a total nightmare. Shoving it at us when most of America does not want it and they know it too,.

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

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DeMint:TSA Nominee Erroll Southers Isn't Qualified, And Shouldn't Be Confirmed"

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)

DeMint: TSA nominee isn't qualified, shouldn't be confirmed

Washington Examiner

Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, who has been the target of much Democratic criticism for his efforts to slow down Senate confirmation of Erroll Southers, the Obama White House's nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration, now says Southers should not be confirmed.

DeMint has been critical of Southers for refusing to answer questions about whether Southers would work toward unionizing the TSA. But in demanding that there be a Senate debate and roll-call vote on Southers--Majority Leader Harry Reid had wanted to confirm Southers by unanimous consent--DeMint has stopped short of calling Southers unqualified. Now, however, referring to a news report that Southers misled the Senate about an incident 20 years ago in which Southers improperly accessed a government criminal database, DeMint says flatly that Southers is not qualified and does not deserve confirmation. This is a new statement from the senator:

Erroll Southers has not been forthcoming about whether he'll give union bosses control of our airport security, which is one of the most important decisions he'll make as head of the TSA. Mr. Southers' unwillingness to form a position on collective bargaining seriously calls into question his judgment, because it weakens security and has already been rejected by the CIA, FBI, Secret Service, Coast Guard, and by every previous TSA administrator.
And now we learn that he misled Congress in sworn testimony about accessing confidential records. The TSA is one of the most critical security agencies in the War on Terror, and the Senate must carefully vet this nominee. If Mr. Southers is unwilling to put security ahead of politics and if he can't tell the truth, then he's not qualified and should not be confirmed.

Although Democrats are now complaining about Republican "obstruction" of the Southers nomination, nearly all of the delay in the process has been the work of Democrats

The White House did not send Southers' nomination to the Senate until September 10, 2009 -- 243 days into the Obama administration. The nomination was then in committee -- controlled entirely by Democrats -- for more than two months, finally coming to the Senate floor on November 20, when Reid proposed that Southers be confirmed by unanimous consent. That way, no senator would have to cast a specific vote in favor or against Southers; in addition, a unanimous consent vote would be quicker than a debate and roll-call tally for a Democratic leadership racing to pass a national health care bill. That's when DeMint stepped in, demanding a debate, even if it were just a few hours, and a vote.

At the time, the dispute was about unionization of the TSA, and whether Southers was sufficiently forthcoming about his intentions in that regard. Then, after the Christmas Day terrorist incident in Detroit, it became about alleged Republican "obstruction" of the Southers nomination. Now, with word that Southers misled the Senate, the focus has turned back to the nominee. Democrats have the majority needed to confirm Southers, but DeMint is going to force them to do it on the record, with a roll call vote.

Wild Thing's comment......

God Bless DeMint, he’s absolutely right.

He was an FBI agent who served with no distinction except he broke the law himself. That kind of fits-in with many of Obama's nominations; breaking the law seems to be the distinguishing qualification to be nominated for critical positions with Obama. And lest we forget: Southers breaking the law as he has admitted would keep him from being accepted with the FBI in 2010, but it's OK for him to head the TSA? Go figure America.

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

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January 03, 2010

"Sarah Palin, Man of the Year"

Sarah Palin, Man of the Year

Charleston Daily Mail

by Don Surber ( a columnist with the Charleston Daily Mail )

2009 was an extraordinary year in which ordinary people did extraordinary things not because they were the easy things to do, but because they were the right thing to do. The people ranged from young Hannah Giles who jump-started her journalism career by donning a hooker’s garb to bring down the racketeer influenced corrupt organization known as ACORN, to Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, who culminated the decades of his life that he worked toward airline safety simply by landing an engineless plane on the Hudson River.

Michael Paul Mizzone, a carpenter’s business representative, pulled Josef R. Bruckuf, 82, out of a burning house, severely burning himself in the rescue. Police Sergeant James Crowley refused to buckle under presidential pressure and apologize for arresting a belligerent man. Economist Douglas W. Elmendorf refused to buckle under presidential pressure to cook the books for Obamacare.

The list of such candidates was long as the United States and Canada are nations that still celebrate and nurture rugged individualism. We still produce people like Stephen McIntyre who demand proof before they sign onto the global warming fad.

And lest we forget, the Netherlands gave us Jasper Schuringa, who saved Flight 253. The Dutch have our gratitude.

While each of the finalists was deserving, there can be only one man of the year — Sarah Palin. In the pantheon of people who stood up this year for that which is right, no one else stood taller or looked better.

She endured the most and came to symbolize the majority of American citizens who are stunned by the attempt to rapidly dismantle this great nation of ours and transform it into another Euro-weenie socialist country that apologizes for trying to save the rest of the world over the years.

The cynic in me said I should honor the person most responsible for reviving the conservative movement — Barack Obama. His arrogance and over-reach gave people pause. The plunder of the treasury in February caused even apolitical people to question his true motives. His slide to 44% approval among voters came lightning quick and we all know that thunder follows lightning.

But conservatives make lousy cynics. Skeptics yes. We refuse to act now, think later. This is why so many of us were cool to the theory of global warming. Climategate proved us correct. We may be suspicious, but being conservative means never saying things will not get better someday. Usually tomorrow. Conservatives are patient. Wait till next year became the battle cry by August. We shall see how that works out in November.

This post originally was written as the runner-up slot. Most readers thought Sarah Palin would be the first Man of the Year of the Don Surber blog, but I had other plans. Just as in the Miss Alaska contest a quarter-century ago, she would be the runner-up. Rush Limbaugh’s CPAC speech was a magical moment in American history and so he would win.

The more I thought about it, though, the more I realized that while Rush Limbaugh deserved the award, Mrs. Palin did even more for the conservative movement, and therefore for America, this year than even he did. In the final days, they switched places.

Naming Sarah Palin as Man of the Year is the only logical conclusion to a year when Americans who petitioned their government for a redress of grievances were smeared as “un-American” by the people who are temporarily in charge.

And still the people rose up.

Mrs. Palin has endured more slings and more arrows than any other politician in America. She may not have gone into any burning buildings, but she was singed nonetheless. Had Obama’s mansion deal received one-tenth the scrutiny that her shopping for clothes received, we conservatives would be grousing today about President Hillary. All things considered, Mrs. Clinton would have been the better president than this one.

The personal attacks on Mrs. Palin this year were so vile that if she were the Rutgers women’s basketball team, David Letterman would have lost his job. But CBS put profits above decency. Letterman had no problem calling her a slut and her daughter a slut on national TV; it upped his ratings as liberal misogyny is alive and well and profitable.

His offer of a half-assed apology with an invitation to come on his show and boost his ratings was met with an the iciest No of the year, so cold that it actually shocked him into giving a real apology.

Mrs. Palin moved on, marching to the beat of the American drummer. She caught hell from the left for another year, and began firing back. Her Facebook posts are well-written and thought out. Tagging Obamacare as having “death panels” rattled the lefty cages and woke up Americans to the rationing of health care that was right around the bend.

Not all the criticisms of her were without substance. Many of us remain puzzled by her decision to resign abruptly as the governor of Alaska. But her campaign for the 2012 presidency continues despite this misstep. She stood up for what is right and held her head high as she marched forward — ever forward.

Half the people of the United States love her for hanging in there. They love her for sharing their values of home, hearth and country. They love her for being of the the people, by the people and for the people.

Oh, not the elites and the elitist wannabes. The little potty-mouthed drones on the left think they are so sophisticated as they mock 14-year-old girls, babies with Down syndrome and people who shop at Wal-Mart. The Washington Post’s book reviewer bragged that she did not read Sarah Palin’s book. Ignorance is now a status symbol for the left.

Ordinary people did read her book and they were impressed. The people who shop at Wal-Mart bought 1 million copies of her autobiography in just 2 weeks. Thousands of them stood in line by the thousands in the freezing nights of November and December just to get her autograph. She is of them — a hockey mom who is naive, unsophisticated and learning just how rotted from within America’s political system has become. She beat corruption in Wasilla. She beat corruption in Alaska. And well, she finished 2009 with a higher approval rating than The Won.

She did this despite nearly universal adulation in the press for him and nearly universal condemnation in the press for her.

The people know the elites hate her. Dumping on her has gone beyond the point of reason. The Tina Feying of her backfires anymore. We get it already. The more they mock her, the deeper the resolve of her fans. The odd thing is, her detractors slam her because Sarah Palin boosts ratings. They are trying to stop the hurricane with a beach umbrella.

Her appearance on Oprah Winfrey pushed Oprah’s ratings — which have sagged since Oprah publicly endorsed Obama — up by 68%. Mrs. Palin gave Oprah her highest ratings in 2 years, easily topping the appearances by anyone named Obama.

She is genuine. Her beliefs in freedom, in independence and in community service reflect how she was raised. She does not hide who she is. There are no ulterior motives. There is no one underneath her bus.

The question anymore is not whether she is ready for the presidency — unlike our current president, she has had her mettle tested in fire several times now and passed with quite more than a gentleman’s B+ — but rather the question is whether she is too pretty to be president.

Sarah Palin, Man of the Year of the Don Surber blog for 2009.

The other finalists:

Rush Limbaugh, Man of the Year Runner-up.

and you can go HERE to see the others.


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


And to the women libbers that will be offended by Sarah being referred to as a man. Taken as a verb, the word "man" means to take charge of a job. This Sarah Palin does with vigor.

Go get em Sarah! Keep up the great work!

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

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Mayo Clinic in Arizona to Stop Treating Some Medicare Patients

Mayo Clinic in Arizona to Stop Treating Some Medicare Patients

The Mayo Clinic, praised by President Barack Obama as a national model for efficient health care, will stop accepting Medicare patients as of tomorrow at one of its primary-care clinics in Arizona, saying the U.S. government pays too little.

More than 3,000 patients eligible for Medicare, the government’s largest health-insurance program, will be forced to pay cash if they want to continue seeing their doctors at a Mayo family clinic in Glendale, northwest of Phoenix, said Michael Yardley, a Mayo spokesman. The decision, which Yardley called a two-year pilot project, won’t affect other Mayo facilities in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

Obama in June cited the nonprofit Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio for offering “the highest quality care at costs well below the national norm.” Mayo’s move to drop Medicare patients may be copied by family doctors, some of whom have stopped accepting new patients from the program, said Lori Heim, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, in a telephone interview yesterday.

“Many physicians have said, ‘I simply cannot afford to keep taking care of Medicare patients,’” said Heim, a family doctor who practices in Laurinburg, North Carolina. “If you truly know your business costs and you are losing money, it doesn’t make sense to do more of it.”

Medicare Loss

The Mayo organization had 3,700 staff physicians and scientists and treated 526,000 patients in 2008. It lost $840 million last year on Medicare, the government’s health program for the disabled and those 65 and older, Mayo spokeswoman Lynn Closway said.
Mayo’s hospital and four clinics in Arizona, including the Glendale facility, lost $120 million on Medicare patients last year, Yardley said. The program’s payments cover about 50 percent of the cost of treating elderly primary-care patients at the Glendale clinic, he said.
“We firmly believe that Medicare needs to be reformed,” Yardley said in a Dec. 23 e-mail. “It has been true for many years that Medicare payments no longer reflect the increasing cost of providing services for patients.”
Mayo will assess the financial effect of the decision in Glendale to drop Medicare patients “to see if it could have implications beyond Arizona,” he said.


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

“Mayo’s decision may herald similar moves by other Phoenix- area doctors who cite inadequate Medicare fees as a reason to curtail treatment of the elderly, said John Rivers, chief executive of the Phoenix-based Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.”

Thats what it`s all about, isn`t it,,,ending treatment of the elderly. Maybe they won`t even get that pill Obama promised them. And the bar as to what constitutes elderly will be lowered and lowered.

How is Hope & Change working seniors that voted for Obama? Hussein the Muslim wants you dead so hurry it up.

The way I understand it, Retired GIs cannot even get into the Mayo Clinc without an extreme Jump thru the hoops. Obama and the elected lefties have made Tricare a “Secondary” provider by law..

So they will pawn the cost of caring for Retired and Permanantly Disabled Medically retired GIs off on private companies thruout the US.

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

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For Mustang Fans ~ New 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 V8

The new Mustang GT continues Fords powertrain offensive with an all-new 5.0-liter V-8, which uses advanced technology to deliver 412 horsepower and projected unsurpassed highway mileage of 25 mpg.

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

Obama will prolly throw a conniption fit every time they sell one. I hope he has lots of conniption fits.

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The Housekeeping Maid ~ LOL

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

LOL I love comericals like this, they are so funny.

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

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Obama Could Learn A Lot From Israel Security At Airports

What Israel Can Teach Us About Security


While North America's airports groan under the weight of another sea-change in security protocols, one word keeps popping out of the mouths of experts: Israelification.

That is, how can we make our airports more like Israel's, which deal with far greater terror threats with far less inconvenience.

"It is mind boggling for us Israelis to look at what happens in North America, because we went through this 50 years ago," said Rafi Sela, the president of AR Challenges, a global transportation security consultancy. He has worked with the RCMP, the U.S. Navy Seals and airports around the world.
"Israelis, unlike Canadians and Americans, don't take s--- from anybody. When the security agency in Israel (the ISA) started to tighten security and we had to wait in line for – not for hours – but 30 or 40 minutes, all hell broke loose here. We said, `We're not going to do this. You're going to find a way that will take care of security without touching the efficiency of the airport.'"

Despite facing dozens of potential threats each day, the security set-up at Israel's largest hub, Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport, has not been breached since 2002, when a passenger mistakenly carried a handgun onto a flight. How do they manage that?

The first layer of actual security that greets travellers at Ben Gurion is a roadside check. All drivers are stopped and asked two questions: How are you? Where are you coming from?

"Two benign questions. The questions aren't important. The way people act when they answer them is," Sela said.

Once you've parked your car or gotten off your bus, you pass through the second and third security perimeters.

Armed guards outside the terminal observe passengers as they move toward the doors, again looking for odd behaviour. At Ben Gurion's half-dozen entrances, another layer of security is watching. At this point, some travellers will be randomly taken aside, and their person and their luggage run through a magnometer.

"This is to see that you don't have heavy metals on you or something that looks suspicious," said Sela.

You are now in the terminal. As you approach your airline check-in desk, a trained interviewer takes your passport and ticket. They ask a series of questions: Who packed your luggage? Has it left your side?

"The whole time, they are looking into your eyes – which is very embarrassing. But this is one of the ways they figure out if you are suspicious or not. It takes 20, 25 seconds," said Sela.

Lines are staggered. People are not allowed to bunch up into inviting targets for a bomber who has gotten this far.

At the check-in desk, your luggage is scanned immediately in a purpose-built area. Sela plays devil's advocate – what if you have escaped the attention of the first four layers of security, and now try to pass a bag with a bomb in it?

"I once put this question to Jacques Duchesneau (the former head of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority): say there is a bag with Play-Doh in it and two pens stuck in the Play-Doh. That is `Bombs 101' to a screener. I asked Duchesneau, `What would you do?' And he said, `Evacuate the terminal.' And I said, `Oh. My. God.'
"Take (Toronto's) Pearson (airport). Do you know how many people are in the terminal at all times? Many thousands. Let's say I'm (doing an evacuation) without panic – which will never happen. But let's say this is the case. How long will it take? Nobody thought about it. I said, `Two days.'"

A screener at Ben Gurion has a pair of better options.

First, the screening area is surrounded by contoured, blast-proof glass that can contain the detonation of up to 100 kilos of plastic explosive. Only the few dozen people within the screening area need be removed, and only to a point a few metres away.
Second, all the screening areas contain `bomb boxes.' If a screener spots a suspect bag, he/she is trained to pick it up and place it in the box, which is blast proof. A bomb squad arrives shortly and wheels the box away for further investigation.
"This is a very small, simple example of how we can simply stop a problem that would cripple one of your airports," Sela said.

Five security layers down: you now finally arrive at the only one which Ben Gurion airport shares with Pearson – the body and hand-luggage check.

"But here it is done completely, absolutely 180 degrees differently than it is done in North America," Sela said.
"First, it's fast – there's almost no line. That's because they're not looking for liquids, they're not looking at your shoes. They're not looking for everything they look for in North America. They just look at you," said Sela. "Even today with the heightened security in North America, they will check your items to death. But they will never look at you, at how you behave. They will never look into your eyes ... and that's how you figure out the bad guys from the good guys."
The goal at Ben Gurion is to move fliers from the parking lot to the airport lounge in 25 minutes tops
And then there's intelligence. In Israel, Sela said, a coordinated intelligence gathering operation produces a constantly evolving series of threat analyses and vulnerability studies.
"There is absolutely no intelligence and threat analysis done in Canada or the United States," Sela said. "Absolutely none."

But even without the intelligence, Sela maintains, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab – who allegedly tried to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day – would not have gotten past Ben Gurion's behavioural profilers.

So. Eight years after 9/11, why are we still so reactive?

Sela first blames our leaders, and then ourselves.

"You can easily do what we do. You don't have to replace anything. You have to add just a little bit – technology, training," Sela said. "But you have to completely change the way you go about doing airport security. And that is something that the bureaucrats have a problem with. They are very well enclosed in their own concept."

And rather than fear, he suggests outrage would be a far more powerful spur to provoking that change.

"Do you know why Israelis are so calm? We have brutal terror attacks on our civilians and still, life in Israel is pretty good. The reason is that people trust their defence forces, their police, their response teams and the security agencies. They know they're doing a good job. You can't say the same thing about Americans and Canadians. They don't trust anybody," Sela said. "But they say, `So far, so good.' Then if something happens, all hell breaks loose and you've spent eight hours in an airport. Which is ridiculous. Not justifiable."


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

I realize the amount of air travel in Israel and that in the United States differs. But this article is good as well as the video above. I'm sure that the Israeli's could be consulted as to how to expand and use their security operations to our much busier airports. When the choices are blown-up airplanes with lots of dead people or safety, the answer should be...we will do whatever it takes. But even so we are too PC-ified to take the Israeli approach to airport security.

I think one point that could be taken out of this is that the Israelis TRUST their government to protect them. This simple point is paradoxical to the American experience. It is paradoxical in that we distrust the government to protect us yet that is one of the Federal government’s purposes according to the Constitution.

If airport screening was handled by a competent government with the security of the people being its sole concern and sans unions of any type, I believe America would again be one of the safest places in the world. Sadly, we can’t even stop the flood of immigrants over our southern borders, further jeopardizing our safety.

Israelis feel that they have a stake in this, whereas TSA view it as a job. Of course, the average Israeli
working security is in a different league than the average TSA screener. You can’t train for passion, you can only
screen applicants for it.

And sadly, I don’t see any willingness by our Muslim president to be “schooled” by the Israelis on anything.

Our country looks for weapons, Israel looks for terrorists.

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Obama's TSA Nominee Southers LIED To Congress About Accessing Confidential Records

TSA nominee misled Congress about accessing confidential records

The Washington Post

Southers’s admission that he was involved in a questionable use of law enforcement background data has been a source of concern among civil libertarians, who believe the TSA performs a delicate balancing act in tapping into passenger information to find terrorists while also protecting citizens’ privacy.

Southers first described the episode in his October affidavit, telling the Senate panel that two decades ago he asked a San Diego Police Department employee to access confidential criminal records about the boyfriend. Southers said he had been censured by superiors at the FBI. He described the incident as isolated and expressed regrets about it.
The committee approved his nomination Nov. 19. One day later, Southers wrote to Lieberman and Collins saying his first account was incorrect. After reviewing documents, he wrote, he recalled that he had twice conducted the database searches himself, downloaded confidential law enforcement records about his wife’s boyfriend and passed information on to the police department employee, the letter said.

It is a violation of the federal Privacy Act to access such information without proper cause. The law says that "any person who knowingly and willfully requests or obtains any record concerning an individual from an agency under false pretenses shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not more than $5,000."

Though two Senate committees have endorsed him, and he received recommendations from other law enforcement officials, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) recently held up his approval because of concerns that Southers would support the unionization of TSA workers.

A spokesman said Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) will work quickly to overcome DeMint's procedural block and force a vote when the Senate reconvenes this month.

In questioning before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Southers has said he understands the need to balance security and privacy.

Said Collins: "You have taken responsibility for your actions. You've acknowledged your mistake in the personal conversation that we had in my office. It is important that the public have confidence that government officials will not misuse the authority that they have."

She added: "If you're confirmed, you're going to have the access to databases that have personal information on many, many individuals, such as through the secure flight program, and it's going to be important for the public to have confidence that you would not, in any way, misuse your access to the personal information in those databases. So, let me first ask you: Have you ever in the past misused your access to databases that the government maintains, other than this one incident that led to this censure?"
"No, Senator, I have not," Southers replied.

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

Amazing, this offense would automatically and permanently disqualify him for a regular GS type job, but he is able to be considered for a Cabinet position. IN fact of all the people in Obama's cabinet, administration and his freaking CZAR's. not a single nominee for any position, has been a person of integrity, intelligence, or courage to do the right thing. They are all corrupt individuals with nefarious goals.

Even more amazing, someone with absolutely no leadership experience and a background that is the antithesis of everything America supposedly stands for can be elected president! It STILL boggles my mind.

On the VERY POSITIVE side, every crisis, Obama creeps ever more closely to a nervous breakdown. I don't think he ever was really connected to reality in the first place. The world simply doesn’t work like he thinks. Sitting in an ivory tower, it’s easy to imagine a bold new world. But national abasement and negotiation does not bring world peace, and producers won’t long support “from each according to their ability, to each according to their need.”

It’s a great tribute to this country that we have survived such reckless leadership for as long as we have. How long before an American city is reduced to ashes or our economic system collapses outright
He is amazingly disconnected from reality at this point and apparently fearful of returning to Washington to face questions much less criticism.

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January 02, 2010

VIETNAM Veterans Military Update: Law Expands Vietnam Veterans’ Benefits

Military Update: Law expands veterans’ benefits

The Sierra Vista Herald

The Department of Veterans Affairs will issue a final rule to claim adjudicators to presume three more diseases of Vietnam veterans, including heart disease, were caused by exposure to Agent Orange.

The rule, expected to be published soon, will make almost any veteran who set foot in Vietnam, and is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, B cell leukemia or ischemic heart disease (known also as coronary artery disease) eligible for disability compensation and VA medical care. The exception would be if credible evidence surfaces of a non-service cause for the ailment.

Katie Roberts, VA press secretary, said no estimates will be available on numbers of veterans impacted or the potential cost to VA until after the rule change takes effect sometime this year. But the National Association for Uniformed Services was told by a VA official that up to 185,000 veterans could become eligible for benefits, and the projected cost to VA might reach $50 billion, said Win Reither, a retired colonel on the association’s executive board.

The association also advised members that VA, to avoid aggravating its claims backlog, intends to “accept letters from family physicians supporting claims for Agent Orange-related conditions.” It said thousands of widows whose husbands died of Agent Orange disabilities also will be eligible for retroactive benefits and VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation.

“This is huge,” said Ronald Abrams, co-director of the National Veterans Legal Services Program. His group has represented veterans in Agent Orange lawsuits for the last 25 years. The non-profit law group publishes the “Veterans Benefits Manual,” a 1,900-page guide for veterans’ advocates to navigate the maze for VA claims, appeals and key court decisions.
Abrams said he can’t guess how many more thousands of veterans previously denied disability claims, or how many thousands more who haven’t filed claims yet, will be eligible for benefits. But numbers, particularly those with heart disease, will be very large, he suggested.
All of the veterans “who have been trying to link their heart condition to a service-connected condition won’t have to do it now if they’re Vietnam vets,” Abrams said. For VA, it will mean “a significant amount of money — and many, many, many people helped.”

Change of direction

The excitement over expansion of benefits for Vietnam veterans, and worry by some within the Obama administration over cost, flows from an announcement last October by VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.

He said three categories would be added to the list of diseases the VA presumes were caused by Agent Orange. Veterans with the presumptive Agent Orange ailments can get disability compensation if they can show they made even a brief visit to Vietnam from 1962 to 1975. With a presumptive illness, claim applicants don’t have to prove, as other claimants do, a direct association between their medical condition and military service.

Shinseki said he based his decision on work of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. VA contracts with the institute to gather veterans’ health data and investigate links between diseases and toxic herbicide used in Vietnam to destroy vegetation and expose enemy positions.
In a speech last July, Shinseki, former Army chief of staff and a wounded veteran of Vietnam, expressed frustration that “40 years after Agent Orange was last used in Vietnam, this secretary is still adjudicating claims for presumption of service-connected disabilities tied to its toxic effects.” VA and the Defense Department should have conducted conclusive studies earlier on presumptive disabilities from Agent Orange, he suggested.
“The scientific method and the failure to advocate for the veteran got in the way of our processes,” Shinseki bluntly concluded.
He said VA “must do better reviews of illnesses that may be connected to service, and we will. Veterans who endure health problems deserve timely decisions based on solid evidence.”

Health watch

John Miterko, chairman of government affairs for Vietnam Veterans of America until last October:

“If you look at the Vietnam veteran population, the diseases we’ve contracted and the mortality rate, the only group dying at a faster rate are the World War II veterans,” Miterko said. “We’re picking up diseases by our 60s that we shouldn’t be getting until our late 70s, early 80s.” Miterko doesn’t believe anyone can estimate how many veterans will benefit from the new presumptive diseases. VA will continue to process claims individually, he said, and likely won’t be accepting Agent Orange as the cause of heart disease for someone “who has smoked for 40 years and is morbidly obese. Common sense is going to have to prevail, as well.”

Latest challenge

Joe Violante, legislative director for Disabled American Veterans:

Violante praised the decision. But he said VA faces a “logistical nightmare” in trying to find veterans turned down on earlier claims. A VA official told Violante, he said, that cost of the search could be part of that nightmare.


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

Millions of Vietnam War veterans have seen their health ruined because of exposure to Agent Orange. After years of denying its health affects they are finally doing something. FINALLY!

The list of the side effects of Agent Orange is long !

If you have never been to Vietnam I can tell you that the colors there of the various greens are different then anywhere I have ever seen. But on those leaves, in the foliage was poison for our troops. In the air, you name it.........poison !

The planes spraying Agent Orange would circle back and forth, brushing and spraying the troops, the foliage, and also the water supply.

Agent Orange Agent Orange is the code name for an herbicide and defoliant used by the U.S. military in its Herbicidal Warfare program during the Vietnam War. More than 21,000,000 gallons of Agent Orange were sprayed across South Vietnam. According to the VA, between January 1965 and April 1970, an estimated 2.6 million military personnel who served in Vietnam were potentially exposed to sprayed Agent Orange.

Legal Help for Vietnam War Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange If you are a veteran of the Vietnam War, and have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, B cell leukemia or ischemic heart disease, you may be eligible for VA disability and health benefits, even if you were denied before. To find out how the VA's new Agent Orange policy affects you, please contact one of these veterans' disability benefit lawyers by filling out their online form, or call 1-800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636).

The decision to add Parkinson's disease, B cell leukemias and ischemic heart disease brings the total number of "presumed" Agent Orange illnesses on the VA's list to 15. Other presumed

Agent Orange illnesses include:

•Acute and Subacute Transient Peripheral Neuropathy
•AL Amyloidosis •Chloracne
•Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
•Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2)
•Hodgkin’s Disease
•Multiple Myeloma
•Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
•Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
•Prostate Cancer
•Respiratory Cancers
•Soft Tissue Sarcoma (other than Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, or Mesothelioma)

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Failure As President, Popularity Tanking, Obama FINALLY Admists What We Already Know ~ Al-Qaida Behind Christmas Day Attack

Obama: Al-Qaida Behind Christmas Day Attack

In his Saturday morning radio address, Mr. Obama went further than he has in previous statements on the attack to connect the extremist group with the Dec. 25 attack. He pledged to work with officials in other nations to combat terrorism, including Yemen, where officials believe Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian accused of trying to destroy Northwest Flight 253, was schooled in terrorist techniques.

"We know that he traveled to Yemen, a country grappling with crushing poverty and deadly insurgencies. It appears that he joined an affiliate of al Qaeda, and that this group -- Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- trained him, equipped him with those explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for America," Mr. Obama said in his address, a copy of which was released by the White House. He delivered the radio address from Hawaii, where he is vacationing this week.
"This is not the first time this group has targeted us."

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

Qaeda admits to this 3 days ago and he finally connects the damn dots. OMG Hahaha What a total waste as a human being he is.

It took this poser a week to figure it out. Let’s pray that he never gets that 3 AM phone call. We will all be dead before he figures out what to do next.

"a country grappling with crushing poverty and deadly insurgencies"

Freely translated, “we must now send billions and trillions of US dollars to Yemen to fight poverty ....”

And what does the fact that Yemen is a poor country have to do with it. sheesh! This is nothing more than a typical diversionary tactic by the leftist/marxists. They keep trying to use the mantra that terrorism is the result of poverty. Hardly works in the pantybomber case. OR anyone that has even a tiny bit of knowledge of what ISLAM is about.

I believe that’s the first time The One has ever used the word “terrorism”...Nepolitano calls it “man caused destruction”.

Did anyone notice that the Head Muslim from Kenya didn't acknowledge the passengers for taking down the terrorist? I know the FBI won't, their egos wouldn't allow them.

He is so full of it and so is Janet N. I really can't stand these people.

And Happy New Year to anyone that did NOT vote for this horrible person.

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Rush Limbaugh Update:Rush Holds Press Conference in Hawaii

Rush: U.S. health system 'just fine'


HONOLULU - Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Friday that he did not suffer a heart attack and that his physician did not know the reason for the symptoms that resulted in his hospitalization in Hawaii this week, despite a number of tests performed on him.

"I wish I knew what it was,” Limbaugh told reporters before he was released from Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, which he was rushed to Wednesday after complaining of chest pains. "All people can do is make wild guesses about it."

Limbaugh shot down speculation that he is again taking painkillers amid news reports that he told paramedics when they arrived Wednesday at his hotel room that he was on medication for back pain.

Asked if he was taking painkillers, he flatly said "No," and added that he was taking Prednasone, a type of steroid used to treat inflammatory diseases.

Limbaugh, who has been vacationing in Hawaii at the same time as President Obama, used his five-minute statement to ding Obama's plan to overhaul the health care system.

"The treatment I received here was the best that the world has to offer,” Limbaugh said. “Based on what happened here to me, I don't think there's one thing wrong with the American health care system. It is working just fine, just dandy."

He said he as a celebrity he received the same treatment as anyone who would have called 911 and been taken to the hospital in his condition.

"I got no special treatment," he said."The care, he added, was "confidence inspiring."
"I just feel very grateful and thankful be an American and have this happen to me," he said.

Dressed in a blue polo shirt, white shorts and black loafers, Limbaugh was energetic as he delivered his statement at a podium in a small room on the sixth floor of the hospital. He said around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday he started to feel chest pains and initially tried to walk it off around his hotel room. But when the symptoms did not dissipate, he called for emergency help and was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

With the physician who treated him, Dr. Joana Magno, by his side, Limbaugh made a plea for others who may have a similar experience not to wait around before calling 911.
"I'm 58, will be 59 in a couple of weeks - you start thinking about these kinds of things. Don't mess with it,” he said. “Any time you have heart pain or chest pain and you have no idea what it is and it's something you've never experienced before, turn it over to professionals right off the bat."
He thanked well wishers who have reached out to him over the past two days.
"It has been a humbling experience," he added, saying he was overwhelmed with well-wishers who reached him.
"It was a blessing that it happened as it did with no damage whatsoever," he said of his heart attack scare, "because it takes things like this in life maybe to prepare you for the [reality] that you are getting older, you're not as young as you were and not as invincible as you once thought you were."
On his way out of the room, Limbaugh told a reporter he plans to return to his radio show next Wednesday, not Monday as originally planned.

Tests showed no ailments after his chest pains.

Posted on his web site:

A Message from Rush to His Listeners
January 1, 2010

To my listeners,

Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts over the past several days. Today, I am leaving Queens Hospital in Honolulu, feeling strong and rested. I offer my deepest thanks to the staff and administration there, who provided excellent care and supervision.

I’m going to take several days of rest over this weekend and the early part of next week, and will be back on the radio with you sometime next week, taking the advice of so many of you to rest and fully recover.

I wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year in 2010!

With great thanks for your support and love,

Rush Limbaugh

The total JERKS at Wikipedia Pronounced Rush Limbaugh Dead. Damn I can't stand it!! ~ Wild Thing

Radar online

Looks like the folks at Wikipedia were prepared for the worst when it came to Rush Limbaugh. Actually they were a little too well prepared.
Shortly after the news broke that the conservative political radio talk show host was hospitalized, Wikipedia updated his page – and pronounced him dead.
Folks (like us) who happened to take a look at Limbaugh’s biography, saw this:
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (pronounced /ˈlɪmbɔː/;born January 12, 1951, died December 30, 2009) is an American radio host and conservative political commentator. He is the host of The Rush Limbaugh Show, the highest-rated talk-radio program in the United States. It airs throughout the U.S. on Premiere Radio Networks.
That was posted shortly after midnight, EST.
Rush, of course, was very much alive and about 15 minutes later Wikipedia pronounced him so, altering their bio by removing the information that he had died.


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

God bless Rush and prayers continue for him to be ok ....always!!! This made my day! What joyful news!

Rush is strong and rested, and Obama is tired and whiney. Excellent!

....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 01:55 AM | Comments (8)

Obama KNEW Possible Terror Threat Before His Trip To Hawaii

Obama Got Pre-Christmas Intelligence Briefing About Terror Threats to "Homeland"


Mark Hosenball

President Barack Obama received a high-level briefing only three days before Christmas about possible holiday-period terrorist threats against the US, Newsweek has learned. The briefing was centered on a written report, produced by US intelligence agencies, entitled "Key Homeland Threats", a senior US official said.

The senior Administration official, who asked for anonymity when discussing sensitive information, said that nowhere in this document was there any mention of Yemen, whose Al-Qaeda affiliate is now believed to have been behind the unsuccessful Christmas Day attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to bring down a transatlantic airliner with a bomb hidden in his underpants. However, the official declined to disclose any other information about the substance of the briefing, including what kind of specific warnings, if any, the President was given about possibly holiday attacks and whether Yemen came up during oral discussions.

According to the senior official, the holiday threat briefing, one in a series of regularly-scheduled sessions with top counter-terrorism officials, was held in the White House Situation Room on December 22.

Present were representatives of agencies involved in counter-terrorism policy and operations, including Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FBI Director Robert Mueller. The CIA and National Intelligence Directors Office were represented by deputy agency heads: CIA deputy director Steven Kappes, and David Gompert, the principal deputy to National Intelligence Czar Dennis Blair. Also present was Michael Leiter, director of the National Counter-terrorism Center, a unit of the Intelligence Czar's office which was created after 9/11 to ensure that intelligence reporting about possible terrorist plots was shared quickly among all US agencies who might have some capability to do something about it.

The senior official said that beginning in early December, based on reports coming in from intelligence agencies, policy-makers had begun tracking a stream of information which alluded to a possible holiday-period plot against the US orchestrated from somewhere in Pakistan. However, the official said, this reporting later turned out to be "garbled" and it was determined that the threat probably was a washout. The official denied that the White House received any report, representing the concensus of US intelligence agencies, warning that a Holiday-period plot originating in Yemen and targeting the US homeland could be in the works.

In a background briefing for reporters on December 29, also attributed in an official White House transcript to a "senior administration official", that official asserted that in the wake of the attempted underpants attack, it had become clear to the President and top advisors that before Christmas, the US government was in posession of "bits and pieces" of information, which, if they had been properly knitted together, "could have...allowed us to disrupt the attack or certainly to know much more about the alleged attacker in such a way as to ensure that he was on, as the President suggested in his statement, a no-fly list."

In the briefing, the official identified three rough categories of information that the government had which could have been relevant to foiling the attack: information about Abdulmutallab and his plans, info about Al-Qaeda and their plans, and info "about potential attacks during the holiday period."

Asked about what kind of intelligence reporting was circulated to senior officials about possibly holiday period attacks before the failed underpants attack, a US intelligence official, who also asked for anonymity, explained: "As everybody knows, terrorists often speak in coded language, especially when they think their communications might be intercepted. There was no clear discussion of an attack, on Christmas or any other time, in the Middle East or anywhere else. But as veiled as the message was, it was spotted, processed, analyzed, and presented to senior policymakers as a warning sign-however vague-of a holiday attack. While this was handled properly, there were, to put it mildly, virtually no details at all. That happens." When Newsweek asked a senior Administration official about this characterization of a warning which was passed to White House policymakers, and whether it tracked what was presented at the December 22 Presidential briefing, the official would not comment.

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

He thumbed through it and flew to Hawaii so concerned was he. Guess he wasn’t “deeply concerned” like he said in his quickie speech. Obama was too busy worried about destroying our health care by getting the senate bill passed by Christmas. And besides Muslims are his brothers, he WUV's them.

Present were representatives of agencies involved in counter-terrorism policy and operations, including Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FBI Director Robert Mueller.

AKA the Three Stooges.

They keep calling America the Homeland. I hate that. Homeland=Hitler.

Poll Asks: Is This The Most Incompetent Administration You’ve Ever Seen?

Poll website

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Troops Get Their Own New Year's Bowl Moment

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

Love it, it is always great when we see people supporting our awesome troops.

Some former college stars played a game of flag football with a group of U.S. soldiers who spent New Year's Day on their base in Baghdad. (Jan. 1)

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:49 AM | Comments (2)

Congressman Peter King "Heads Should Roll' Over Security Failures" ~ I Agree!


Congressman Peter King "Heads Should Roll' Over Security Failures"

"It's not just that mistakes were made but mistakes were made at every step along the way and I believe it's because this administration has set a tone that the war against terrorism is somehow not that important," said Rep. Peter King, R-Long Island.
Congressman King, the ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, said the president must punish those responsible for the failures."Definitely heads should roll, not just as retribution against those people, but to send a signal from this president that he is serious, that this is the number one priority," Rep. King said.
"It would now be absolute insanity for us to be sending Guantanamo detainees, the hardest of the hard core terrorists, to Yemen," Rep. King said. "It would be criminal negligence."


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

I admire Congressman Peter King---he just doesn't give a rat's ass who he angers, he is going to suggest what's right whether it makes him popular or not. He created a fire storm suggesting its time for the US government to more closely monitor Mosques in the US. He fought the Democrats in congress to provide whistle blowers with “immunity for reporting suspicious activities and mitigating terrorist threats relating to transportation security."

......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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Another Passenger on Flight 253 Says Christmas Bomber Had Help

Kurt Haskell, passenger on Flight 253 says Christmas bomber had help

Eyewitnesses: 2 arrested in Christmas flight terror

'How stupid do you think the American public is?'


Several passengers aboard the Christmas Day flight to Detroit where a Nigerian man attempted to blow up the airplane say a second passenger was arrested after the foiled terrorist attack – and they suggested other men may have played roles as well.

Kurt Haskell of Newport, Mich., and his wife, Lori, claim they were aboard Flight 253 as they returned from a safari in Uganda, seated only a few rows behind suspected attacker Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a man who admitted to affiliation with the terrorist group al-Qaida. Haskell presented a boarding pass to Michigan Live to show that he had been a passenger on the plane.

Kurt and Lori Haskell, both U.S. attorneys with Haskell Law Firm in Taylor, Mich., told the newspaper that prior to the flight they were seated on the floor near the boarding gate in Amsterdam when Abdulmutallab approached the gate with another "Indian man" who was dressed in an expensive suit.
Kurt Haskell told Michigan Live the unidentified man in the suit approached ticket agents and asked them if Abdulmutallab could board without a passport, and he tried to convince them Abdulmutallab was a Sudanese refugee.
"The guy said, 'He's from Sudan and we do this all the time,'" Haskell told the newspaper.

But Dutch security officials claim Abdulmutallab was carrying a valid Nigerian passport and U.S. visa, according to CBS News.

Charlie Keepman of Oconomowoc, Wis., told the Detroit News that his daughter, Ricki, saw yet another man videotaping the flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, including the episode when Abdulmutallab purportedly attempted to set off explosive chemicals in his underwear.

Following the foiled terrorist attack, Haskell said passengers were corralled into a small, evacuated luggage claim area of an airport terminal. Then, he says, bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in.
"During this time period, all of the passengers had their carry-on bags with them," he wrote in a posting on "When the bomb sniffing dogs arrived, one dog found something in a carry-on bag of a 30-ish Indian man."
Haskell explained that the second "Indian" man was not the same well-dressed person who assisted Abdulmutallab in boarding the flight. He said this man wore orange clothing.
"The man in orange, who stood some 20ft away from me the entire time until he was taken away, was immediately taken away to be searched and interrogated in a nearby room," Haskell explained. "At this time, he was not handcuffed. When he emerged from the room, he was then handcuffed and taken away."
Immediately after the questioning, Haskell said an FBI agent approached the remaining passengers and, referring to the man in orange, said, "You all are being moved to another area because this area is not safe. I am sure many of you saw what just happened and are smart enough to read between the lines and figure it out."

In his interview with, Haskell said the agent's statement made him and other passengers believe an explosive may have been detected in the man's luggage. A second passenger, Daniel Huisinga of Fairview, Tenn., who was returning from an internship in Kenya, confirmed the account.

Haskell said authorities marched the remaining passengers out of the baggage claim area and into a long hallway.
"This entire time period and until we left customs, no person that wasn't a law enforcement personnel or a passenger on our flight was allowed anywhere on our floor of the terminal (or possibly the entire terminal)," he wrote. "The FBI was so concerned during this time that we were not allowed to use the bathroom unless we went alone with an FBI agent. We were not allowed to eat or drink, or text or call anyone."

Haskell said ever since the landing the FBI has insisted only one man was arrested for the airliner attack.

"However, several of my fellow passengers have come over the past few days, backed up my claim, and put pressure on FBI/Customs to tell the truth," he wrote.

Huisinga told reporters he, too, saw a man taken away in handcuffs at the airport after a dog search.

Another passenger, Roey Rosenblith, told the Huffington Post officials arrested a man in a gray suit.

"The only thing that I recall happening is seeing an Indian guy off to the side, an older gentleman wearing a gray suit leaning against the wall. Suddenly there was a police officer next to him pulling his arms back and putting handcuffs on him," he said. "The man didn't struggle, the bags which seemed to be his were left there, and he and the police officer disappeared around the corner."

Just today, the Detroit News reported a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman confirmed that officials had taken a second person into custody after the attempted bombing. But officials claim the handcuffed passenger was from a different flight, and the incident was not related.

Ron Smith, chief Customs and Border Protection officer in the Detroit office, told the newspaper, "There was a second person taken into custody, but it had nothing to do with Flight 253. They did see dogs, but again, it was a totally different incident."

But Haskell stands by his story, claiming officials are "playing the American public for a fool." He said their explanation would require the public to believe the following:

FBI and Customs officials allowed passengers from a separate flight to co-mingle with the passengers of Flight 253 during a critical investigation. Haskell insists that no one – aside from law enforcement and Flight 253 passengers – was allowed in the area while they were being detained.

Despite prohibiting passengers from drinking, eating, making calls and using the restrooms, FBI and Customs officials allowed people from other flights to "trample through the area and possibly contaminate evidence."

Haskell also added that no flights during that time allowed passengers to exit from the planes. The planes were held on the runway during the first hour of the detention period.

"You have to believe that the man that stood 20 feet from me since we entered customs came from a mysterious plane that never landed, let its passengers off the plane and let this man sneak into our passenger group despite having extremely tight security at this time," he added.

He said the public would be required to believe FBI and Customs officials were "hauling mysterious passengers from other flights through the area we were being held to possibly contaminate evidence and allow discussions with suspects on Flight 253 or to possibly allow the exchange of bombs, weapons or other devices between the mysterious passengers from other flights and those on flight 253."

"Seriously, Mr. Ron Smith, how stupid do you think the American public is?" he wrote.

Haskell said he believes a more plausible story is that law enforcement officials "realized that they screwed up and don't want to admit that they left Flight 253 passengers on a flight with a live bomb on the runway for 20 minutes" or that they "they left Flight 253 passengers in customs for one hour with a live bomb in a carry-on bag."

He also suggests "the man in orange points to a greater involvement than the lone wolf theory that they have been promoting."


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

But wait , our "friend" Janet Napolitano said , "The System Worked."

Officially, the Feds have changed their story three times.

This man Haskell has not changed his story, not once. He sounds credible to me and our government is not credible. It warrants further investigation.

And considering that the woman in charge of Homeland Security is the same woman who represented Anita Hill in her scurrilous testimony against Clarence Thomas, we can't trust anything that comes from her office.

I love the truth, and sometimes it takes a bright, credible witness from among us. I would refuse to fly commercial until they tell us the truth about his witnessed events.

What about that other guy they took away in handcuffs?

What part of passport clearance did the terrorist NOT go through in Amsterdam?

Please show the world the security tape of the terrorist with his Al Qaeda handler at the gate in Amsterdam. Amsterdam admitted the videotape exists. SHOW IT. OUR LIVES depend on it.

The involvement of a swarthy, "sharply dressed" man with the jihadist in Amsterdam and a second one detained upon landing in Detroit (with luggage signaled by the bomb-sniffing dog) blows to hell the Administration's insistence that this is just the work of a single, generic "extremist." It makes the whole thing look more like a sophisticated, well-organized, well-funded act of Islamic terrorism and, therefore, a Big Deal failure on the part of those keeping America safe.

HERE is something else to think about. Drudge had this story about Haskell at his site then he removed. I wonder if this below had anything to do with it??? Just womdering................

Travel blogger to challenge TSA subpoena in court

First Amendment Center

Associated Press


WASHINGTON — An Internet travel writer who was leaked an airline security directive asked the Transportation Security Administration today to postpone enforcement of a subpoena so he could challenge it in federal court.

Chris Elliott said TSA agents showed up at his house, demanding that he reveal who leaked the security directive that followed a Christmas Day attack on a Detroit-bound airliner. The directive included security measures that quickly became apparent to many travelers.

The administrative subpoena — a demand for information issued without a judge's approval — will be challenged next week in federal court in Orlando, Fla., said Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Dalglish said she was acting as Elliott's spokesman on the issue.

TSA and its parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, had no immediate comment today.

Another travel blogger who received a subpoena, Steve Frischling, said he met with two TSA special agents Dec. 29 at his Connecticut home for about three hours and again Dec. 30 when he was forced to hand over his laptop computer.

Frischling said the agents threatened to interfere with his contract to write a blog for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines if he didn't cooperate and provide the name of the person who leaked the memo.
Dalglish said she was not speaking for Frischling, but added there was nothing to challenge if he had already handed over his computer. She said she could not remember the last time an administrative subpoena had been served on a reporter in last decade.
"They should seriously reconsider this," Daglish said. "Millions of fliers know these rules are out there."

The TSA directive outlined new screening measures that went into effect the same day as the airliner incident at Detroit. It included many procedures that would be apparent to the traveling public, such as screening at boarding gates, patting down the upper legs and torso, physically inspecting all travelers' belongings, looking carefully at syringes with powders and liquids, requiring that passengers remain in their seats one hour before landing, and disabling all onboard communications systems, including what is provided by the airline.

It also listed people who would be exempted from these screening procedures, such as heads of state and their families.


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Where In Our Constitution Does Government Have Power To Mandate Health Care ~ It Does NOT!



How depressing it is to hear the contorted logic, from our leaders in Congress, when asked to site the portion of the Constitution that gives the federal government authority to force a citizen to purchase a health insurance policy.

Even more discouraging are their pitiful answers (see below), considering that each has taken the oath, upon taking office, to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States". How can they fulfill this oath when they aren't even considering a bill's constitutionality when passing legislation? Their oath of office is becoming a national joke, and the joke is on us.

The proper answer is that there is no provision in the Constitution for anything even close to resembling the granting of power to force a citizen buy any product or service. It is a complete bastardization of the "General Welfare" clause, the Constitution as a whole, and everything this country was founded upon, to define that section as giving Congress a blank check to do anything they want. And believe me, if the government starts forcing you to buy things, there are no limits to what they can do.

The "General Welfare" clause is very clear in that "general" applies to the "whole" rather than to particular parts or special interests. Obviously, Congress has been abusing this for quite some time, but as my Dad used to say, "two wrongs don't make a right". The Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves at our country, intended as "one country, indivisible", into one controlled by special interest groups.

James Madison, who is considered the main author of the Constitution, should know what the words, "General Welfare", meant. He wrote them! He explained the intended meaning of the phrase,"General Welfare", as:
With respect to the words, “general welfare,” I have always regarded them as qualified by the details of power connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution…[that] was not contemplated by the creators.”

Yet, some, "legal experts", arrogantly and shamefully define the clause to match whatever happens to further their freedom killing political agenda. The powers in Article I, Section 8, are very specific and the Tenth Amendment clarifies that any contrived powers politicians invent, that are not granted in the Constitution, are reserved to the States or to the people.

The Constitution is very clear in that it's intention is to LIMIT GOVERNMENT! Liberals or "Progressives" interpretation results in UNLIMITED GOVERNMENT! Unlimited government eventually to complete loss of freedom. History has proven this over and over again. No one being genuine can make the case that the Founding Fathers fought and died for a government of unlimited powers over us.

ObamaCare is clearly unconstitutional. It's passage will result in a loss of individual rights and freedom, as well as mashing the gas pedal down further on the financial road to disaster.

Below are various responses regarding the constitutionality of ObamaCare's insurance mandate. Special thanks to CNS News, and Downsize DC, for asking the questions and compiling the lists. Even though the question of constitutionality is the "800 pound gorilla" in the room, very few in the media are doing their duty in reporting this crucial issue. CNS News is the exception and they're doing the job that the rest of the media should be doing. You can access the complete story in each case by clicking on the Congressman, Congresswoman, or Senator's name. Every single one of these constitution-violating clowns should be removed from office at the earliest possible opportunity:

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA):

" place in the Constitution that specifically says health care" or education, but "we have made those choices as a country over the years."
"The United States Congress passed laws regarding Medicare and Medicaid that became de facto mandatory programs. States all the time require people to have driver's licenses... "

Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI):

"I'm not aware of that, let me put it that way. But what we're trying to do is to provide for people who have needs and that's where the accessibility comes in, and one of the goals that we're trying to present here is to make it accessible."
"Not in particular with health insurance. It's not covered in that respect. But in ways to help citizens in our country to live a good life, let me say it that way, is what we're trying to do, and in this case, we're trying to help them with their health."

Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE):

"Well, you know, I don't know that I'm a constitutional scholar, so, I, I’m not going to be able to answer that question."

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI):

"I would have to check the specific sections, so I'll have to get back to you on the specific section. But it is not unusual that the Congress has required individuals to do things, like sign up for the draft and do many other things too, which I don’t think are explicitly contained [in the Constitution]. It gives Congress a right to raise an army, but it doesn’t say you can take people and draft them. But since that was something necessary for the functioning of the government over the past several years, the practice on the books, it's been recognized, the authority to do that."

Senator Roland Burris (D-IL):

"Well, that’s under certainly the laws of the -- protect the health, welfare of the country . . .That’s under the Constitution. We're not even dealing with any constitutionality here. Should we move in that direction? What does the Constitution say? To provide for the health, welfare and the defense of the country."

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD):

"Well, in promoting the general welfare the Constitution obviously gives broad authority to Congress to effect that end. The end that we're trying to effect is to make health care affordable, so I think clearly this is within our constitutional responsibility... We mandate other things as well, like paying taxes."

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT):

"We have plenty of authority. Are you saying there is no authority?... Why would you say there is no authority? I mean, there's no question there's authority. Nobody questions that."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA):

“Are you serious? Are you serious?”

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC):

"There's nothing in the Constitution that says the federal government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do... show me where in the Constitution it prohibits the federal government from doing this?"

Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND):

“No, but I’ll refer you to the legal counsel for the Senate and they’re the ones that lead there as the full legal basis for the individual mandate -- and I assume it’s in the Commerce clause.”

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA):

“Well, I would assume it would be in the Commerce clause of the Constitution. That’s how Congress legislates all kinds of various programs.”

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA):

“Well, we’re very lucky as members of the Senate to have constitutional lawyers on our staff, so I’ll let them answer that.”

Sen. Blanche Lincoln:

“Well, I just think the Constitution charges Congress with the health and well-being of the people,”

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR):

“The very first enumerated power gives the power to provide for the common defense and the general welfare. So it’s right on, right on the front end.”

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

Where in the Constitution does it say that the US Congress and the President has the right to ration care and deny care to American citizens for the express purpose of shipping them off to hospice centers to die. They want to pick and choose who lives in this free country from cradle to grave. Sound sinister? Sound like a plot? Sound like Germany 1937?

We can direct our questions and outrage to Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Rahm and his brother, Mengele, or any member of the US Congress that voted for this Holocaust!

Nancy Pelosi said there are no limits to federal government power. These Communists actutally believe they have the power to pass any law and enforce them. This is why the founding fathers wrote the Second Amendment. They knew there would be such tyrants we would have to clean out.


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January 01, 2010

Pilots Union Points Out Obama's Janet Napolitano Outright LIES

'Underwear Bomber's' Alarming Last Phone Call

ABC news

ABUJA, Nigeria, Dec. 31, 2009

The accused "underwear bomber" made a dramatic final call to his father that he found so alarming, the father approached Nigerian officials who took him directly to the CIA's station chief in the Nigerian capital, sources told ABC News.

Current and former officials of the Nigerian government, including a source close to the suspect's family, say Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, called his father from Yemen with the warning that it would be his last contact.

It has previously been reported that the man's father, prominent Nigerian banker Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, went to Nigerian and American officials Nov. 19 to warn them that his son had been radicalized by Islamic militants in Yemen.

ABC News' sources said that during Abdulmutallab's final call, he told his father the call would be his last contact with the family. He said that the people he was with in Yemen were about to destroy his SIM card, rendering his phone unusable.

A senior U.S. official briefed on the matter tells ABC News that the phone call prompted the father to contact Nigerian intelligence, fearing that his son might be planning a suicide mission in Yemen. The Nigerian officials brought Mutallab directly to the CIA station chief in Abuja Nov. 19.

The next day the embassy sent out a thin report to U.S. embassies around the world warning Adbulmutallab may be associating with extremists in Yemen.

The CIA official compiled two more robust reports following the meeting with the suspect's father. One was sent back to CIA's Langley, Va., the other remained in draft form in Nigeria and was not circulated until after the attempted attack on Christmas Day, according to a U.S. official.

In what has been seen as a possible failure to stop the bomber from boarding a U.S.-bound plane, the alert prompted counterterrorism officials to put Abdulmutallab's name into a database of more than half a million others that the U.S. suspects of ties to terrorism.

Abdulmutallab told federal officials after his capture that he spent a month at the home of an al Qaeda official in Yemen while he was trained for jihad, officials have told ABC News.

He left Yemen Dec. 7 and weeks later was aboard a Northwest Airlines flight that stopped in Amsterdam and then continued on to Detroit.



Union contradicts Napolitano


The pilots’ union at American Airlines said Wednesday that the Transportation Security Administration didn’t warn flight crews appropriately during the terrorist attempt on a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas, Dow Jones reports.

The union, the Allied Pilots Association, wrote to American Airlines that “some pilots were left out of the loop” when TSA told some airlines to notify only pilots on inbound transatlantic flights, Dow Jones said.
“The TSA should have mandated that information about this security event be passed on to all airborne flights,” the APA wrote.

The letter seems contradict Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s comments that the “system worked” in responding to the terrorism attempt. Clarifying her remarks that were criticized, she said on the “Today” show, “once the incident occurred, moving forward, we were immediately able to notify the 128 flights in the air of protective measures to take, immediately able to notify law enforcement on the ground, airports both domestically, internationally, all carriers, all of that happening within 60 to 90 minutes.”

The APA said it suggested policy changes to the House Committee on Homeland Security, specifically that “airline managements immediately notify all airborne flights any time there is a Level 3 or Level 4 event,” Dow Jones said.


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

Nigerian Intelliegnce contacted the CIA on Nov 19th.

The Obama administration had every clue but a Las Vegas neon sign flashing Terrorist here!

The tools and intelligence worked fine in this case. The big failures were the Obama decision makers in key positions who failed to act by ignoring the intelligence they received.

So when Obama places the blame on Bush is nothing but lies and distortions. And we need to remember too how Obama set a new tone when he took office and threatened to prosecute CIA officers for doing their jobs.

Obama is terrorizing Our constitution, Our economy, Our Bill of Rights, Our free-market economy, Our health care system, and if that's not enough He'll use Our Air force One to do a low fly over New York City just to gauge Our reaction.

Obama IS the enemy within. And Napolitano: “The System worked” and "if you quote me on that you are taking me out of context."

“...all 128 flights...”

On any given day, there are 5,000 flights in the air over the US. None of the domestic flights were notified, no flight crews were warned. This is as big a scandal as the bomber.

Napolitano is totally incompetent and needs to go. To trust the safety and security of the American people to her is unfathomable.

First she goes on CNN and says the 'system worked' in regards to the panty bomber. Then when she and her boss B. HUSSEIN Obama realize how completely the system FAILED, they trot her out on Monday to say the 'system worked' after the 'system failed'.

Now we realize from the pilot's union, that the system failed BEFORE the attempted bombing, and AFTER the attempted bombing. To assume only international flights were at risk while this situation was unfolding is beyond stupid. We had no information EITHER way that more bombers were in the air, either on domestic flights or international flights. To notify only the pilots on int'l flights while not telling the pilots flying domestic routes is beyond stupid. Either tell all or tell none, especially when you do not have the facts.

She outright lied about ongoing security in the wake of what happened on flight 523.

Apparently Baghdad Butch still can't get her story straight, and the American people deserve much more.

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USO With Our Troops In Atlanta New Years Eve

Thank you USO and a HUGE thank you to our awesome troops.

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Injured Airman Senior Airman Tre Porfirio Has Groundbreaking Surgery

Senior Airman Tre Porfirio needed several surgeries and lost his spleen, pancreas and small intestine.

While serving with an Army unit in Afghanistan, 21-year-old Air Force Senior Airman Tre Porfirio was shot three times in the back by an insurgent Nov. 21. Seventy-two hours and 8,000 miles later, Porfirio was at Walter Reed with injuries so extensive it would require 11 surgeries to reconstruct his abdomen.


Army Col. (Dr.) Craig D. Shriver, chief of general surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., describes groundbreaking pancreas islet cell transplant surgery performed Nov. 26, 2009, to reporters during a Dec. 15, 2009, news conference. Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt, dean of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, and Dr. Rahul Jindal, transplant surgeon, also were on hand to take reporters’ questions.

Injured airman has groundbreaking surgery

Military Times

By Tom Spoth - Staff writer

Three shots rang out.

Senior Airman Tre Porfirio went down.

To save his life, doctors had to remove his pancreas during one of 11 surgeries to repair the damage caused by an Afghan insurgent.

Without his pancreas, Porfirio would normally face life as a severe diabetic, with daily insulin injections and a higher risk of blindness, kidney failure, amputations and strokes.

But groundbreaking surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., is expected to keep that from happening. Surgeons at Walter Reed, working with a Florida doctor who developed the procedure, took cells from Porfirio’s pancreas and injected them into his liver.

The surgery was the first known successful transplant of insulin-producing cells after severe trauma resulting in the complete loss of the pancreas, according to Walter Reed officials. If all goes as planned, the cells inside Porfirio’s liver will produce insulin that normally would come from his pancreas.

The procedure began the night before Thanksgiving, when doctors at Walter Reed packed Porfirio’s pancreas in ice and shipped it by airplane to Dr. Camillo Ricordi at the University of Miami.

Ricordi’s team spent six hours isolating the “islet cells” that produce insulin, then suspended the cells in a special cold solution and sent them back to Walter Reed. On Thanksgiving Day, Walter Reed doctors performed the transplant.

“Being able to serve a wounded warrior who risked his life to defend us all, I can think of no better way to spend Thanksgiving,” Ricordi said.
Porfirio had been in Afghanistan for about three months when he was shot three times in the back Nov. 21 while inside a combat operations post, said his father, Karl Porfirio.

The 21-year-old communications technician remained conscious until he was being flown back to Bagram Airfield and “remembers holding his guts in his hand,” his father said.

Credit for his son’s survival can be traced all the way back to Afghanistan and the first soldier who picked him up, Karl Porfirio said.

“By all means he should’ve bled to death and he didn’t,” he said. “He’s a lucky man and I’m a lucky dad.”

The surgery is so far viewed as a success.

“The liver is doing the job of the pancreas,” Karl Porfirio said. “They already have evidence that it’s working. They’re hoping he won’t be insulin dependent.”

Tre Porfirio is still recovering at Walter Reed. His father said in late December that Tre had begun eating solid food, and could speak in a whisper and get up for short periods. He made his first trip to the cafeteria on Christmas, and met a special visitor to the hospital — Vice President Joe Biden.

Porfirio also had some visitors of his own, from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, where he is assigned to the 88th Communications Squadron — squadron commander Lt. Col. Rick Johns and Porfirio’s best friend, Senior Airman Scott Cross.

“It's absolutely a miracle that he's alive and making this rapid progress,” Johns said. He noted that the nonprofit organization Luke’s Wings has helped provide transportation for Karl Porfirio, as well as Tre’s two brothers and his girlfriend, to visit Walter Reed.
Karl Porfirio said Tre will probably be at Walter Reed for at least 30 more days. Once he is released, he hopes to rejoin his squadron at Wright-Patterson, his father said.
“I’m proud of my son — he’s a good guy, he’s a good airman,” Karl Porfirio said. “We don’t know what’s going to happen down the road, but we’re hopeful.”

A little more as well from this other article: LOVE the quotes by the doctor.~ Wild Thing

Doctors Perform Groundbreaking Surgery at Walter Reed


Over the last eight years of war, doctors at Walter Reed have seen only 28 pancreatic injuries, and only one of this devastating nature, officials said. The surgical team called the University of Miami and put together a plan to ship the damaged pancreas to Florida to harvest the cells that produce insulin -- called islet cells -- and immediately ship them back to Walter Reed to be transplanted into Porfirio’s liver.

All of this had to be done overnight, the day before Thanksgiving.

“I knew who the main players were in this case,” said Dr. Rahul Jindal, transplant surgeon. “I picked up the phone and called [Dr. Camillo Ricordi, chief of cellular transplantation, University of Miami] and, without hesitation, he said, ‘For a wounded warrior, I’ll bring my whole team.’”
“Being able to serve a wounded warrior who risked his life to defend us all, I can think of no better way to spend Thanksgiving,” Ricordi said.

Porfirio’s blood tests show his harvested islet cells are functioning well, and he is gaining back his strength every day, doctors said.

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

Blessings on everyone involved. Thank you for caring about our heroes.

Thank you thank you!!!! Heroes all.

Prayers for all our wounded heroes! And God bless those wonderful doctors!


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13 Republican Attorneys General Threaten Lawsuit Over Health Care

13 Republican Attorneys General Threaten Lawsuit Over Health Care

FOX News

Republican attorneys general in 13 states say congressional leaders must remove Nebraska's political deal from the federal health care reform bill or face legal action, according to a letter provided to The Associated Press.

"We believe this provision is constitutionally flawed," South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster and the 12 other attorneys general wrote in the letter to be sent Wednesday night to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
"As chief legal officers of our states we are contemplating a legal challenge to this provision and we ask you to take action to render this challenge unnecessary by striking that provision," they wrote.

In a rare Christmas Eve vote, Senate Democrats pushed sweeping health care legislation to the brink of Senate passage, crushing a year-end Republican filibuster against President Barack Obama's call to remake the nation's health care system. The 60-39 vote marked the third time in as many days Democrats posted a supermajority needed to advance the legislation.

The letter was signed by top prosecutors in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington state. All are Republicans, and McMaster and the attorneys general of Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania are running for governor in their respective states.
Last week, McMaster said he was leading several other attorneys general in an inquiry into the constitutionality of the estimated $100 million deal he has dubbed the "Cornhusker Kickback."

Republican U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint of South Carolina raised questions about the legislation, which they said was amended to win Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson's support.

"Because this provision has serious implications for the country and the future of our nation's legislative process, we urge you to take appropriate steps to protect the Constitution and the rights of the citizens of our nation," the attorneys general wrote.

A conference committee begins meeting next year to work out a compromise between House and Senate versions of the bill. Experts expect those talks will likely last into February, and a spokeswoman for U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., did not immediately comment on the letter.

McMaster says if the bill goes through to final approval with the benefit to Nebraska, taxpayers in the other 49 states will have to pay for it.

Meanwhile, Nelson is taking his message on health care reform directly to his constituents. In a television ad beginning during Wednesday night's Nebraska-Arizona Holiday Bowl football game, the Democrat says he stuck by his principles throughout the debate and doesn't want Nebraskans to be confused on his position.

While it's not uncommon for states to challenge federal laws in court, one legal expert said political bluster was likely behind the letter.

"I do think that it is some combination of the losers just complaining about the officiating, or complaining about how the game was played, in combination with trying to make the bill look as seedy and inappropriate as possible, for political purposes," says Andy Siegel, a former University of South Carolina School of Law professor now teaching at Seattle University School of Law.
"It is smart politics to try to tarnish it and make it look less like an achievement and more like some sort of corrupted bargain," he said.

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

Siegel claimed it was a mere political move. He is chanting the scum mantra to defend obamacare. Regardless of motive, he’s the enemy.


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Health Care Vote Puts Nelson 30 Points Down in Reelection Bid

Health Care Vote Puts Nelson 30 Points Down in Reelection Bid

The good news for Senator Ben Nelson is that he doesn't have to face Nebraska voters until 2012.

If Governor Dave Heineman challenges Nelson for the Senate job, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows the Republican would get 61% of the vote while Nelson would get just 30%. Nelson was reelected to a second Senate term in 2006 with 64% of the vote.

Nelson's health care vote is clearly dragging his numbers down. Just 17% of Nebraska voters approve of the deal their senator made on Medicaid in exchange for his vote in support of the plan. Overall, 64% oppose the health care legislation, including 53% who are Strongly Opposed. In Nebraska, opposition is even stronger than it is nationally.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters in the state believe that passage of the legislation will hurt the quality of care, and 62% say it will raise costs.

Nelson is also one of the key players in the discussion about how abortion should be handled in the health care plan. Sixty-five percent (65%) of Nebraska voters say that coverage of abortion should be prohibited in any plan that receives government subsidies. Only six percent (6%) want coverage mandated, while 22% want no requirements either way.

Obama earned 42% of the Nebraska vote in 2008, and 38% continue to approve of his job performance. Sixty-one percent (61%) of Nebraska voters disapprove of how the president is performing.


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


I’ll bet he is truly surprised that the people of Nebraska aren’t thrilled that he sold his vote “for them”.

Given his betrayal of the good people of Nebraska and America it would be great if they could get a Sen. recalled. Not sure if that is possible or not. Considering his poll numbers after the health care destruction vote, it should be easy.


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Thinking About A Dog........

My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day.

He has his food prepared for him.

He can eat whenever he wants, 24/7/365.

His meals are provided at no cost to him.

He visits the Dr. once a year for his checkup, and again during the year if any medical needs arise. For this he pays nothing, and nothing is required of him.

He lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is much larger than he needs, but he is not required to do any upkeep. If he makes a mess, someone else cleans it up.

He has his choice of luxurious places to sleep.

He receives these accommodations absolutely free. He is living like a king, and has absolutely no expenses
whatsoever. All of his costs are picked up by others who go out and earn a living every day.

I was just thinking about all this, and suddenly it hit me like a brick in the head :

Holy Crap!.... My Dog's A Democrat


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LOL hahahahahahahaha

Sebastian ( my dog) says he likes this one too. heh heh

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