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February 28, 2010

Obama Tries To USE The Olympics To Push HIS Obamacare

Obama Picks His Nose on Live TV ...this was during the Health Care Summit by Potlach

The White House

As the Winter Olympics draw to a close this weekend, I just want to take a minute to congratulate all the athletes who competed in these games. And I especially want to say how proud I am of all the American men and women have achieved over the last few weeks…

…The indomitable Olympic spirit that says no matter who you are or where you come from or what difficulties you may face, you can work hard and train hard and still triumph in the end. That is why we watch. That is why we cheer. That is why in the middle of an extremely challenging time for America, we’ve been able to come together as one nation for a few weeks in February and swell with pride at what our citizens have achieved.

Now, when it comes to meeting the larger challenges we face as a nation, I realize that finding this unity is easier said than done – especially in Washington. But if we want to compete on the world stage as well as we’ve competed in the world’s games, we need to find common ground. We need to move past the bickering and the game-playing that holds us back and blocks progress for the American people…

We need that same spirit of cooperation and bipartisanship when it comes to finally passing reform that will bring down the cost of health care and give Americans more control over their insurance. On Thursday, we brought both parties together for a frank and productive discussion about this issue. In that discussion, we heard many areas of agreement. Both sides agreed that the rising cost of health care is a serious problem that plagues families, small businesses, and our federal budget…........ final bill will include everything that everyone wants. That’s what compromise is. I said at the end of Thursday’s summit that I am eager and willing to move forward with members of both parties on health care if the other side is serious about coming together to resolve our differences and get this done. But I also believe that we cannot lose the opportunity to meet this challenge. The tens of millions of men and women who cannot afford their health insurance cannot wait another generation for us to act. Small businesses cannot wait. Americans with pre-existing conditions cannot wait. State and federal budgets cannot sustain these rising costs.

It is time for us to come together. It is time for us to act. It is time for those of us in Washington to live up to our responsibilities to the American people and to future generations. So let’s get this done.


Obama to GOP on health care: `Let's get this done'


Obama plans to release an updated proposal in the week ahead, likely on Wednesday, according to press secretary Robert Gibbs. Gibbs suggested it would include concepts put forward by Republicans at the summit. One attendee, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., was contacted Friday by the White House and asked to submit details of suggestions he made to tackle waste and fraud in the medical system, Coburn's spokesman said.

John Hart said Coburn views Obama's legislation as a government takeover and would not be able to support it even if it includes some of his proposals.

Adding Republican ideas is not likely to win Republican votes because the GOP insists Democrats should start from scratch.

Obama and the Democrats reject the piecemeal approach sought by Republicans and have no intention of scrapping their 10-year, $1 trillion bill and starting over, as the GOP demands.


Coburn warns against majority-vote tactic in weekly Republican address

The Hill

Coburn said last year the Democrats held "dozens of Democrat-only summits behind closed doors" that resulted in dirty deals to try and get the votes to pass ObamaCare on a partisan basis.

He said Democrats now have a choice: To work together with Republicans to truly craft reforms that will help Americans, or to try and "ram through a partisan bill that will divide and bankrupt America."

Should Democrats use the budget reconciliation process to pass healthcare reform, it would fly in the face of public opinion, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said in the Republicans’ weekly address.

Coburn, a physician who attended this week’s bipartisan healthcare summit at the White House, repeated Republican calls to scrap the current healthcare proposals and start from scratch.

“Unfortunately, even before the summit took place the majority in Congress signaled its intent to reject our offers to work together,” he said. “Instead they want to use procedural tricks and backroom deals to ram through a new bill that combines the worst aspects of the bills the Senate and House passed last year.”


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

Americans have NO COMMON GROUND with socialist/marxist/commies. So, Barry, there is nothing to get done until you are out of office.

Obama used the Olympics to make his point which of course he did not make. He might as well just admit it, he wants to ram this through and the heck with what the people want.

And now he is picking his nose like that. OMG he is so embarassing.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:55 AM | Comments (4)

Interrupter in Chief ~ LOL

Interrupter in Chief

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

The Big Buttinski

"These are the sort of political things ... that we do ... ummmm ... ummm ... Let me just respond ... ummm ... to your question ... ummmm ... ahhhhh ..."


Interrupt the guy, basically "push him off the podium", and then have nothing to say, nothing to add.

But at least you shut him up, ehh?

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:50 AM | Comments (4)

'Washington knows best' By Betsy McCaughey

'Washington knows best'

By Betsy McCaughey

'Washington knows best" is in full swing: President Obama hasn't invited any governors to tomorrow's health-reform summit -- even though states have overseen health insurance for six decades.

Indeed, states' experience ought to guide any bid to reform the system -- some, for example, are making stunning progress in keeping down costs.

Of course, the president and his allies in Congress are eager to exploit some state-level problems -- such as some recent bad news from California.

Health insurer Anthem announced that on March 1, premiums would rise 39 percent, a clear hardship for some Californians. Why? Anthem said the recession caused healthy people to drop coverage, leaving sicker people in the insurance pool; it also blamed a recent change in California law forcing it to sell some kinds of coverage below cost.

Whatever the ultimate facts, the state was dealing with it, as it should. California's (elected) insurance commissioner immediately suspended the increase pending an investigation. And the Legislature announced it would revisit a failed bill to require that rate hikes be approved by state regulators.

But apparently even the blue state that boasts Hollywood and Silicon Valley can't be trusted to deal with its health-insurance woes. Democrats in Washington grabbed the issue to try to resuscitate ObamaCare.

The president cited the Anthem rate hike as a sign of dire troubles across the nation, unless his "health reform" becomes law. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) summoned Anthem executives for an inquisition by his House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced legislation to empower federal regulators to deny rate hikes in states (like California) whose voters have decided against having state regulators do so.

The funny thing is, Californians have regulated insurance so competently that they pay a small fraction of what New Yorkers do. For example, an HMO plan costs a 25-year-old California male $264 a month; a New Yorker has to pay $1,228 for a similar policy.

Some states, including California, have taken smart steps to lower costs and reduce the number of uninsured. Yet ObamaCare copies the mistakes of the states that have failed -- such as New York and Massachusetts.

New York's health-insurance disaster began in 1992, when it adopted "community rating" and "guaranteed issue" -- forcing insurers to offer everyone the same premium, regardless of health status, and to sell to all comers, no matter how sick. (Most states let insurers charge healthy people lower prices -- and then create subsidized high-risk pools to enable the sick to buy coverage.)

New York's "reforms" meant that people could literally wait until they had an accident or illness before buying a policy -- changes that more than doubled insurance costs in the state, according to the Empire State Center for New York State Policy.

Premiums shot up so far and fast that healthy customers dropped insurance altogether -- with the number of people buying individual policies plummeting from 750,000 in 1994 to 36,000 now.

To compensate for that disaster, New York lawmakers expanded Medicaid eligibility. But that forced private premiums up even higher -- because Medicaid underpays hospitals and doctors, who must raise prices for everyone else to compensate. (Hospitals, for example, get only 86 cents from Medicaid for every dollar of care, according to 2009 MedPAC data.)

These two premium-boosters -- guaranteed issue/community rating, plus expanding Medicaid -- are central parts of the president's health proposal.

So is New York's third huge mistake -- laws forcing every health plan to offer a vast array of services. Over the years, lobbyists for chiropractors, acupuncturists, mental-health professionals, wig makers and others got the Legislature to pass laws that every policy cover their services -- 51 requirements in all. Each such mandate may add just 0.5 percentage points to the price of a plan -- but that totals a 25 percent increase.

Similarly, under the president's proposal, everyone has to enroll in the "qualified plan" designed by -- you guessed it -- Washington experts. (Overseen, inevitably, by Congress -- which will surely see an increase in lobbying by chiropractors, acupuncturists . . .)

There will be no freedom to choose the coverage you want.

There's a better way. In 2001, New Jersey saw health-plan enrollment dropping -- so the state let insurers offer pared-down plans. Sales boomed. New Jersey, with half the population of New York, now has three times as many privately insured residents, notes health-policy expert Tarren Bragdon.

Such state achievements are being ignored by "Washington knows best" lawmakers, who are pressing ahead with a one-size-fits-all health plan that copies what's failed in the states rather than what's succeeded.

Worse still, the national plan will be mandatory. To foresee the results, look at Massachusetts -- which made health insurance mandatory in 2006, and now has the highest premiums in the country.

That's the model President Obama is trying to force on everyone.

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

This was writtten the day before the Health Care Summit, but it still is important and she is so good and gives us more information.

....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 01:49 AM | Comments (4)

Sept. 11 Hijackers' Florida Apartment Demolished

House where Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi lived just before they piloted the two hijacked planes that crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.

Sept. 11 Hijackers' Florida Apartment Demolished

FOX News

An abandoned apartment building in Hollywood, Florida where two of the September 11 hijackers lived for several months before the attack was demolished Friday.

A crowd gathered to watch the building in Jackson Street be torn down, Fox reported.

"It's almost like it was a monster's lair and I don't think anybody would want to live in a place like that," demolition expert Darren Fradin said.
"We're happy to take this thing down," he said. "We understand there used to be some monsters that lived in this place."

Not long after hijackers flew two planes into New York City's World Trade center towers in 2001, police descended on the Florida property gathering evidence.

Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi lived there from May to June 2001 before their suicide mission, Fox reported.

The property developer intends to turn the area into a parking lot and a community pool.

Comments from neighbors from South

"It's good to see it go. Get rid of the karma," said neighbor Phil Cook.

Clad in a Sept. 11 memorial shirt, Nancy Tappen appeared with a walker and a camera to snap a shot of Apartment 3A, the second-floor unit where the terrorists lived. "It's a part of history, right?" she said. "A bad part."

Virginia Bourgeois, from a block away, stood in the sun and contemplated the crumpled building Atta once called home.

"To think he was right there — my God," she said. "But he's gone and it's gone."

Noreen Buchbinder, owner of a nearby pizzeria, lauded the building's demise. "It's a way of getting back," she said.

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

No other fate is possible for a place with such a past.

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

U.S. Airforce
C-5 loadmaster

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:48 AM

John Kerry And The Democrat's Disgusting Donation Plea

John Kerry’s way to get your $5 for the DSCC: Disgusting

Cafe Press Canada

From: “Sen. John Kerry”
Date: February 27, 2010 1:14:02 PM GMT-05:00
Subject: Disgusted

Dear Friend,

It disgusts me every time I see it. As Democrats work with President Obama to dig us out of a deep hole and build our country up, right-wing Republicans have an entirely different goal: Force his failure. Then retake political power.

Even if they’ve supported it in the past, now if it’s part of our president’s agenda, Republicans are dead-set against it. They figure if they kill a few more bills, it’s smooth sailing in November. Democrats will fall, and President Obama will fail. That, in a nutshell, is the Republican plan. We’ve seen it before - remember how they tried to break President Bill Clinton?

Now, it’s our turn to say “no.”

Republicans are counting on big, big corporate money thanks to the conservative Supreme Court’s decision. Democrats are depending on you. The DSCC needs your help to raise $71,074 by tomorrow’s FEC deadline. Every dollar you give will help even out the playing field for our candidates. Their success helps ensure President Obama’s - and America’s - success.

Click here to donate $5 or more to the DSCC. It must raise $71,074 by midnight tomorrow. Every dollar will help fight Republican lies.

I know very well what happens when Republicans get their shadowy outside assistance to spread their smears. And they’ll have plenty of help this time. With the right-wing fringe screaming about “death panels” and “socialism,” and corporate cronies allowed to spend an unlimited amount of money in support of candidates thanks to the Citizens United ruling, Democrats must be ready to fight. When they attack, we must immediately punch back.

That takes resources. We have great candidates, superb grassroots supporters and loads of experience in getting Democrats elected. But if the DSCC doesn’t meet each and every fundraising goal, none of that will matter. Our message will be lost in their blizzard of falsehoods, and President Obama will pay the price.

Click here to donate $5 or more to the DSCC. It must raise $71,074 by midnight tomorrow. Every dollar will help fight Republican lies.

The Republicans have a plan. But the Republicans didn’t plan on this: We worked too hard to let them destroy President Obama. He’s our president. His goals are our goals. And we couldn’t be more proud of the job he’s doing.

They’re coming after him. But they have to get through us first.


Sen. John Kerry

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

LOL how funny the begging they do. And they think John Kerry has an impression on any Dems that live outside his State. I doubt he has much pull at all across our country.

Beg away all you want, what will be will be in November.

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

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Army Combat Engineers
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Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:47 AM | Comments (2)

Harry Reid LIES About Reconciliation!

Reid Claims No One Has Talked About Reconciliation!

This week during Obama’s healthcare summit Reid inaccurately claimed,

“No one has talked about reconciliation.”

Yet 6 days earlier during an interview discussing his meeting with President Obama on passage of the health care bill, Reid admitted Democrats intend to employ the tactical nuclear option, a.k.a. reconciliation, to pass the bill within 60 days.


Pelosi/Reid Hint at Ramming Through ObamaCare: Americans "Don't Want to Hear About Process"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “Those people sitting at that kitchen table — they don’t want to hear about process. They want to hear about results.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: “Now, we as leaders here, the speaker and I, have not talked about doing reconciliation as the only way out of all this. Of course it’s not the only way out. But remember, since 1981, reconciliation has been used 21 times. Most of it’s been used by Republicans for major things, like much of the Contract for America, Medicare reform, the tax cuts for rich people in America. So reconciliation isn’t something that’s never been done before.”


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

“The surge has failed.”
“The war is lost.”
“American citizens who tour the Capitol building during the summertime stink!”
“No one has talked about reconciliation.”

Senate majority leader Harry Reid is a prime example of a corrupt career politician whose lies are so demonstrably false he believes no one will call him on them. Guess again, Harry!

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:45 AM | Comments (3)

February 27, 2010

Las Vegas Casino Owner Steve Wynn Speaks Out About Obama's Destructive Comments For Business ! Good for Wynn!!

Las Vegas Casino Owner Steve Wynn is disgusted with the Obama Administration

Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas Steve Wynn, had his company's fourth quarter financial result conference call yesterday with reporters. And during the Q&A a female reporter said to Steve Wynn, "Is it too early to say that maybe 2011 would be better, in other words, how do your 2011 bookings versus 2010, or just any comments on the volume of bookings or rate of bookings for 2010 or '11 just to get a sense of whether you see any change at all?"


There are more questions afoot in this market in America that will impact '11 than I have hair on my head, I'm happy to say, and I still have a full head of hair. I have more pessimism than I've had before, and it's based upon the political environment in which we are living today. And it definitely is impacting Las Vegas. The president of the United States hasn't missed one single opportunity to squelch Las Vegas. We get phone calls -- and I'm not going to mention the names of the companies -- from chairmen who say we don't want to appear to be profligate because Barack Obama said this or that about Las Vegas.

It is preposterous that businesses are under attack in the United States of America. Anybody that makes over $250,000 in the form of a personal income tax return is now, by Washington definition, a rich person, when everybody who has got a college degree knows that the personal income tax rate in the United States of America is the business tax of America. I am disgusted and angry at the apparent ignorance of the administration and the Congress to recognize the fact that the individual tax rate in the United States of America is in fact a business tax of America. And if you keep banging on that, you will destroy the incentive for job formation in the United States of America. And that's simple truth.
Why I'm pessimistic about Las Vegas, because those are our customers! Those people out there hustling their businesses, and God forbid, showing that they made a million dollars as a partnership or as an individual. Yeah, they're the enemy now, they're the rich folks. Well, until we get over this, America is in for hard times. The people that are gonna suffer from what's going on are the working class of America. My 15 to 20,000 employees, they're the ones that are in trouble, and until my employees get the drift of what's being done to them, America is in trouble.

Wynn: Obama’s remarks bad for convention business

Las Vegas Sun

Steve Wynn touched on more than just finances during Tuesday’s Wynn Resorts earnings call. The casino owner joined city officials in their criticism of President Obama’s remarks on corporations spending taxpayer dollars in Las Vegas.

Obama said he doesn’t think the people who received benefits from the government should be going on junkets to expensive places or Las Vegas for wasteful spending … which stigmatized the convention business that could come to Las Vegas,” Wynn said.

Wynn said since the president made his remarks, a large corporation that didn’t receive taxpayer dollars pulled out of a $5 million convention at his resorts.

“It was a direct result of the comment made by the president,” Wynn said. “Whatever the president’s intentions were, it gives you an idea of how sensitive the public is.”

Wynn didn’t name the company that pulled out but he called the company “one of the healthiest in the country, much healthier than the government.”

Convention visitors to Las Vegas dropped 5 percent from 2007 to 2008, said Jeremy Handel, spokesman for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

“In response to the bad economy and the misconceived press out there about the convention industry, we are developing a campaign in relation to that to express the importance of the meeting industry in Las Vegas and that Las Vegas is a place where business gets done,” Handel said.

After Obama’s comments, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. moved a three-day conference from Mandalay Bay to San Francisco, incurring a $600,000 cancellation penalty to skip town. Morgan Stanley, which has received $10 billion in bailout funds, canceled a trip for top employees to the Monte Carlo.

Wynn agreed that Congress needs to be critical of those spending federal bailout money but is afraid Obama’s remarks have characterized Las Vegas as a place of wasteful spending.

“We have hundreds of thousands of employees here, more than the auto industry. I hope that Uncle Sam recognizes that and that the rhetoric that is used is more considered in the future because it’s been demonstrated to us that it can have unintended consequences,” Wynn said.
Las Vegas is one of the most technologically advanced locations to hold meetings, and it’s a value compared to other cities, Wynn said.

Wynn said he’s created numerous jobs in the city with his Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts. He said the government can’t boast of the same accomplishment.

“I created 4,000 or 5,000 jobs here,” he said. “Does that make us a bad guy? How many new jobs did Uncle Sam create? Zero. “


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

God bless Steve Wynn! He is absolutely right! Nick calls Obama the "cooler". He destroys everything he touches, he stops progress dead in it's tracks, he kills capitalism with his agenda and speeches. Obama is the most destructive president to the American dream our country has ever had. And the MOST dangerous to our beloved America.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM | Comments (9)

Obama Names Andy Stern ( Fan Of Communism) To Fiscal Commission

Meet President Obama's Most Frequent Visitor ANDY STERN SEIU THUG COMMUNIST FAN

Obama named SEIU Chairman and close associate Andy Stern to his deficit panel today.

The Hill

Stern, chairman of the Service Employees International Union, is one of the most powerful figures in the labor movement and has pushed aggressively for a number of Democratic causes, including healthcare reform.

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is designed to confront the nation's growing debt and make recommendations for balancing the budget by 2015.

Other appointees include Alice Rivlin, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ann Fudge, former CEO of Young and Rubicam Brands, and Dan Cote, CEO of Honewell. Obama had previously named former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) and Clinton official Erskine Bowles to co-chair the group, which wil make recommendations for reducing the nation’s long-term debt.

The choice of Stern is already drawing fire from business groups.

The Workforce Fairness Institute, which has steadfastly opposed major labor legislation supported by SEIU, blasted the decision in a statement Friday morning.

“Either the White House doesn’t read the newspaper or simply doesn’t care, but naming Andy Stern as a member of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility doesn’t pass the laugh test,” said Katie Packer, the group’s executive director.

Obama created the commission by executive order after the Senate voted down an effort to create a similar entity. The group will eventually have 18 members--including 10 Demcorats and 8 Republicans.


SEIU's Andy Stern 'Honored' to Serve on Obama's National Debt Commission

Stern put out a statement today on his appointment to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility:

"I am honored to have been asked to serve on the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and thank President Obama for ensuring that the voice of ordinary working Americans will be heard.

"I have talked to thousands of our members, many low-wage workers, who have to make hard choices everyday to make ends meet, while never losing sight of their dreams -- to provide a more prosperous future for their families. They also want and expect their government to make the right choices: to restore our economic health, make smart long-term investments, create a fiscally sound, and fair economic system that rewards hard work and allows their children and grandchildren to live a better life than their parents.

"And they expect that, in times of need, the critical safety nets that served their grandparents and parents will be secure both for themselves and future generations.

"We have an administration that understands that the path from this crisis to long term economic health doesn't lead backwards toward the failed policies of the past. A vision that is grounded, first and foremost, in the acknowledgment that the foundation of a strong economy is the creation of good jobs, with decent wages, and a vibrant middle class.

"In the short term, as millions of Americans struggle to find work, that means continuing to invest in creating jobs and boosting growth. In the long term, it means beginning a new dialogue about how we fund vital government programs, while at the same time restoring long-term fiscal discipline and defining a clear, progressive vision for our nation's future.

"We must take advantage of this critical moment to have a new 21st century conversation that truly involves the American people and breaks out of the narrow debates that dominate our political discourse in Washington."

"As a country, like so many families, we are faced with difficult choices about how we are going to build a future for our kids and their grandkids, and about how we pass on the American dream and not America's debt."


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

I am so looking forward to voting in November. :)

Andy Stern being on a Debt Commission is like making Jesse James a Security Guard for a Bank!

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (7)

Obama vs. Our Constitution

Battle of the 'booklets': Obama-made-easy vs. Constitution

Dramatic response to White House adviser's attempt to 'educate' tea partiers


First, top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett suggested last week that if the White House would produce a little booklet explaining the president's health care and economic policies in "very simple," easy-to-follow language, it might help tea party members better understand White House initiatives – and perhaps stop being what she called so "extreme" and "anti-government."

In response, Joseph Farah, founder of online news giant WorldNetDaily, says, "I have an even better idea. You see, we already have a simple little booklet that explains in easy-to-follow language how the U.S. government works: It's called the Constitution of the United States. I propose that thousands of Americans send this document – which is so scandalously ignored in Washington – to Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Just maybe, it will help them understand how American government is really supposed to work."

Jarrett, who blasted the tea party movement as extremist and thriving on scare tactics, made the comments at a John F. Kennedy School of Government forum.

A video of Jarrett's comments has been posted at

"Even if they are in favor of, let's say, a different form of health care insurance reform, fine; but what's happening is it's an anti-government – I mean, that's the tea party. They really are, um, are, uh, trying to rebel against government at all. And I think that that's ... again, it's an extreme. … And it's always a lot easier, again, to scare people and to get them angry when they're already scared, and they're already uncertain. And I think that's what the tea party is trying to capture."

Meanwhile, WND, after heading up the massive "pink-slips campaign" – which famously drowned Washington in 9 million pink slips, putting every member of Congress on notice that voting against liberty and responsibility would result in their expulsion from office this November – is now leading the charge on an even more direct and "easy-to-understand" message to America's current crop of leaders.

"Apparently that action was too subtle," said Farah. "Congress didn't get the message – and continued on with its profligate spending and attacks on freedom."
"Even if they are in favor of, let's say, a different form of health care insurance reform, fine; but what's happening is it's an anti-government – I mean, that's the tea party. They really are, um, are, uh, trying to rebel against government at all. And I think that that's ... again, it's an extreme. … And it's always a lot easier, again, to scare people and to get them angry when they're already scared, and they're already uncertain. And I think that's what the tea party is trying to capture."

Meanwhile, WND, after heading up the massive "pink-slips campaign" – which famously drowned Washington in 9 million pink slips, putting every member of Congress on notice that voting against liberty and responsibility would result in their expulsion from office this November – is now leading the charge on an even more direct and "easy-to-understand" message to America's current crop of leaders.

"Apparently that action was too subtle," said Farah. "Congress didn't get the message – and continued on with its profligate spending and attacks on freedom."

WND is offering readers the opportunity to send exquisitely designed and bound copies of the Constitution to Barack Obama and the leaders of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

For only $9.99, including FedEx shipping, you can deliver to Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid copies of the nation's founding document so they will have no excuses as to the legal limitations on their power. Already, they've been bombarded with Constitutions over 2,000 times in the short time of this campaign.

An accompanying note will also explain how they have already exceeded their constitutional authority and ask them to distribute the extra copies to their colleagues and staffs.
"This is a clear way of stating why you object to their official actions over the last year," said Farah. "It's because they are illegitimate. They are rogue actions. They are not just unpopular, they are unauthorized and illegal."
Farah said it can never hurt to have tens of thousands of extra copies of the Constitution circulating in Washington.
"Apparently, it's been a long time since most of our elected officials have bothered to open this little book," he said. "Maybe this will give them something to think about."

Farah says the campaign represents more than a way for citizens to vent their frustrations over skyrocketing deficits, bailouts of banks and multinational corporations, taxpayer rip-offs, pork-laden budgets and attacks on individual liberty.

"This is a way to focus the public's attention on the real issue – the strict limits on federal power prescribed in our Constitution," said Farah. "There's a fundamental disconnect in Washington and even around the country when it comes to the proper and legitimate role of the federal government in American life. That's the point. It's not just a matter of Americans objecting to this piece of legislation or that executive order. It's time we insist that Washington limit its activities to the enumerated powers of the Constitution and leave the rest to the state and individuals."
"He may feel insulated from the accountability of this year's midterm congressional elections," Farah said. "But he is not insulated from the accountability of the rule of law. He claims to be a constitutional scholar. But a simple layman's reading of the Constitution illustrates he is either ignorant of its straightforward limits on power or, worse, blindly contemptuous of them."


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

Thank God our forefathers understood how government would demand more and more powers, give them an inch, they will take a mile!

The Constitution indeed limits the power of government. But our problem today is that the sitting government in Washington is bypassing some of those limits.

And we must keep ever-vigilant to be sure our representatives don’t forget who they work for.

....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 05:49 AM | Comments (3)

Listen Up Barack Obama! from We The People!

This is a GREAT video and so well done.

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

Reconciliation Regarding Obamacare

McCain Says Dem Use of "Reconciliation" Will Have "Cataclysmic Effects"

Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Friday offered liberal spin for the issue of using reconciliation to pass the health care bill, a process that would allow legislation to go through the Senate with only 51 votes: "Reconciliation has been used for President Bush's tax cuts, for welfare reform, for other health care bills in the past."

Sen. John McCain on Good Morning America warning that if Democrats use the "Reconciliation Process" to jam ObamaCare through it will have "cataclysmic effects" in the U.S. Senate.
McCain said the "Reconciliation Process" has never been used for anything approaching "one-sixth of the Gross National Product." He also quoted Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd as saying it would be "an outrage" to use the process to jam Health Care through.


Reconciliation is on the table, and Gibbs long answer shows they have it in mind.



Obama 2 days ago, leaving the door wide open for Reconciliation


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

We ARE interested. It’s YOU Obama that doesn’t think we have the brains to understand what is going on. You are seriously mistaken. It’s liberal-speak for Americans aren’t bright enough to understand.

Obama: "I do think they want a vote...I think that most Americans think a majority vote makes sense".

Obama doesn't believe in rule by the majority or he'd listen to the majority of AMERICANS who say they don't want what he's selling.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (3)

An American Looking At The Obama Effect


That is right – I will say it: THANK GOD FOR BARACK OBAMA


He destroyed the Clinton Political Machine – Driving a stake thru the heart of Hillary’s Presidential aspirations – something no Republican was ever able to do. Remember when a Hillary Presidency scared the daylights out of you!

He killed off the Kennedy Dynasty – No more Kennedy’s trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home. American women and Freedom are safer tonight!

He is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes!
Dennis Moore had never lost a race – quit
Evan Bayh had never lost a race – quit
Byron Dorgan – had never lost a race – quit
Harry Reed - Soon to be GONE

These are just a handful of the Democrats that whose political careers Obama has destroyed! By the end of 2010 dozens more will be!

In December of 2008 the Democrats were on the rise. In the last two election cycles they had picked up 14 senate seats and 52 house seats. The press was touting the death of the Conservative Movement and the Republican Party.

In one year Obama put a stop to all of this and will probably give the house, if not the senate back to the Republicans.

He has completely exposed liberals and progressives for what they are. Every Generation seems to need to relearn the lesson on why they should never actually put liberals in charge. He is bringing home the lesson very well!

Liberals tax, borrow and spend – check
Liberals won’t bring themselves to protect America – check
Liberals want to take over the economy – check
Liberals think they know what is best for everyone – check
Liberals aren’t happy till they are running YOUR life - check

He has brought more Americans back to conservatism than anyone since Reagan.

In One year he rejuvenated the Conservative movement and brought out to the streets millions of Freedom Loving Americans.

Name me one other time in your life that you saw your friends and neighbors this interested in taking back America !

In all honesty one year ago I was more afraid than I had ever been in my life. Not of the economy but of the direction our country was going. I thought Americans had forgotten what this country was all about. My neighbors, friends, strangers proved to me that my lack of confidence of the Greatness and Wisdom of the American people was flat out wrong.

When the American People wake up no smooth talking teleprompter reader can fool them!

Barack Obama woke up these Great Americans.

Again I want say Thank you Barack Obama!

Cindy, Ijamsville, MD

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I just hope and pray America can survive Obama.

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

United States Army
Army Combat Engineers
Quang Tri & Chu Lai '68 -'69

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent

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Megyn Kelly Speaks With White House Comm. Director Linda Douglas

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

Megyn drils her about Obamacare. And Linda Douglas can't answer a direct question. Reason; deciet.

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February 26, 2010

GOP Leaders Hold Press Conference Respond To Healthcare Summt

Sen. Jon Kyl saying President "just was not listening" to them at his "Health Care Summit." In fact, Kyl said Obama "consumed more time than all the Republicans combined or all the Democrats combined." Kyl said Obama "wanted to argue" with them and was not interested in starting over. He just wanted to "start with his 2700 page bill" and "tweak it."

This is a perfect one-minute summary of what happened yesterday. Kyl nailed it!


GOP Leaders responding to the Obama "Health Care Summit" held yesterday at Blair House. Mitch McConnell said he was "disappointed" with what took place, because it is obvious President Obama has no intention of starting over on a bipartisan bill.


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

Obama’s Socialism was on display for the world to see. It showed there was no intent to do ANYTHING in a bipartisan manner .

Well, one of the good things that came out today was the outright self-indulgence and arrogance of this commie POS.

Yes and we all knew it already, but for those that have not opened their eyes, they had a good chance to see it yesterday in full bloom in Obama. With live cameras rolling, the arrogance couldn’t be hidden and it was obvious.

There are MORE videos further down my blog page........of all the various comments and things that happened yesterday.

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Top US Marine Rejects Obama Plan To Repeal Gay Ban

General James Terry Conway, USMC

34th Commandant of the Marine Corps (2006 - present)

Commandant of the US Marine Corps General James T. Conway . The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue.


The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue.

General James Conway told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he disagreed with Obama's plan to repeal the ban.

"My best military advice to this committee, to the (defense) secretary, and to the president would be to keep the law such as it is."
Conway said the current policy worked and any bid to lift the ban should answer the question: "do we somehow enhance the war fighting capabilities of the United States Marine Corps by allowing homosexuals to openly serve?"

Conway's public rejection of his commander-in-chief's stance is sure to fuel debate in Congress on the issue and reflects apprehension among some senior military officers about changing the 1993 law.

The chiefs of the US Army and Air Force also expressed doubts about lifting the ban at congressional hearings this week, saying they were concerned about putting the military under further strain in the midst of two wars.

But Conway went further, making it clear he opposed lifting the ban that requires gay service members to keep quiet about their sexual orientation or face expulsion from the military.

His comments contrasted sharply with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, who has spoken forcefully in favor of ending the ban.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has called for a review of the issue to survey service members and examine the possible effect of changing the law, known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Senator Joe Lieberman disagreed with Conway, saying he believed the review would show that allowing gays to serve openly would bolster the military's battle readiness.

"This has to pass the test of military readiness. I believe it will based on my knowledge of what's happened in other militaries," he said, citing British and Canadian forces who serve alongside American troops inAfghanistan.

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Latest military polling indicates the same sentiments.....

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Panel Admonishes Rangel for Taking Trips as Gifts

Panel Admonishes Rangel for Taking Trips as Gifts

The New York Times

A House panel found today that Democratic leader Charlie Rangel broke the rules by failing to properly disclose financial details of a trip to the Caribbean.

A House panel has found that Rep. Charles B. Rangel of New York broke Congressional rules by failing to properly disclose financial details of a trip to the Caribbean, a House official said.

But the ethics panel, the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, did not issue findings in its continuing inquiries into more serious matters concerning Mr. Rangel’s fund-raising, his failure to pay federal taxes on rental income from a Dominican villa, and his use of four rent-stabilized apartments provided by a Manhattan real estate developer.

The committee’s findings, released Thursday night, admonished Mr. Rangel, even though it said it had no proof that he knew of the sponsorships. But it held him accountable because two members of his staff knew.

“Representative Rangel was responsible for the knowledge and actions of his staff and the performance of their official duties,” the report said.

Mr. Rangel, in a news conference Thursday night, disputed the findings. “Common sense dictates that members of Congress should not be held responsible for what could be the wrongdoing or mistakes or errors of staff unless there is reason to believe the members knew or should have known,” he said.

Mr. Rangel, who heads the House Ways and Means committee and who has served his Harlem district for nearly four decades, has been under investigation by two house subcommittees.

The guilty finding led to quick condemnation from Republicans, who have made the powerful congressman a frequent target.

“Once promised to be the ‘most ethical Congress in history,’ the Democratic majority now has a serious ethics scandal on its hands thanks in-part to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” said Ken Spain, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee. “For months, and even years, Nancy Pelosi has been promoting corrupt actors within her caucus ranks when she should have been punishing them.”

Rangel did not take questions at the news conference and did not respond to a question about whether he would step down from his committee post. There was no immediate reaction from the House Democratic leadership about the report. But the ethics finding comes at an important moment for Democrats, since they are trying to push ahead with their stalled health care measure and Mr. Rangel’s committee would play a central role in the final process.

Rangel's not the only Democrat facing ethical questions.:

Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi
Rep. Pete Visclosky of Indiana and top aide
Charles Brimmer
Sen. Max Baucus
Sen. Roland Burris of Illinois was recently admonished by the Senate Ethics Committee


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

Yesterday you could kind of tell something was up about Rangel and that Obama knew something today when Rangel stood up and Obama kind of ignored him. ( under the bus)

So What are they going to do???? I can tell you in one word, NOTHING! He’s a Democrat, but I do suspect a way harsh censure or reprimand will come down from on high.

OH dear , no they wouldn't would they? Do you think they actually might, well you know, go for the ultimate punishment of having Obama write a stern letter to him. LOL

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Joe Biden: "It's easy being vice president — you don't have to do anything."

Yesterday during lunch break during the health care summit, Biden was caught on tape saying this:

"It's easy being vice president — you don't have to do anything."

Whoever Biden was chatting with said, "It's like being the grandpa and not the parent."

"Yeah, that's it!" replied Biden.

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

Joe Biden, the gift that keeps on giving. Dumb as a bucket of rocks. But it is OK, LOL He does the least harm when he does nothing at all.

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Obama’s “health care summit” LOTS of Videos of What Was Said

Obama at the "Health Care Summit" saying he did not count his time in the division of time between Democrats and Republicans because "I'm the President." He said it as if he is some impartial observer. In fact, Democrats spoke about twice as much as Republicans when you count Obama's time. The last time I looked Obama is a Democrat!

To dominate the time, what Obama is doing is that he comments after a Democrat speaks, and again after a Republican speaks. In effect, the Republicans are being dominated "2 to 1", if not in actual minutes in the end, then by Obama's commenting on every comment.


Talk about sucking the oxygen from a room full of democrats.

Rising Star Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) admits that “Washington doesn’t have all the answers.”

GOP Rep. Paul Ryan at today's "Health Care Summit" telling President Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden, "You're not listening" to the People if you think they want a Government takeover of Health Care.
Ryan also said there is a fundamental difference between Democrats and Republicans. Democrats want the Government running Health Care, and Republicans want people running Health Care.


Hahha they are right about Obama being BOREING as hell! The Times of London says that Obama bores America into submission.

Try to stay awake: the President has a healthcare Bill to pass

" was mainly an opportunity to see how many conciliatory-looking poses Obama could strike while listening to his Republican opponents explain why the entire first year of his administration has been a gigantic waste of time, and why the telephone directory-sized health Bills produced by both the Democrat-controlled House and Senate should be fed into a shredder the size of Connecticut, before they . . . well, no one seems to know exactly what these vast pieces of legislation would do. "

"He listened with his chin raised and his eyes narrowed. His listened with his head resting quizzically in one hand. He listened while scribbling furiously in his notebook. Indeed, it was only when one of his own allies began to speak — the purple-suited Nancy Pelosi, famed for her left-wing politics and fondness for private jets — that Obama’s camera-talent abandoned him, and he allowed himself to be filmed with his middle finger creeping over his lips, as if urging Ms Pelosi to shut the hell up and take the next Gulfstream back to California. "


Hundreds of anti-Obamacare protesters rallied today outside of the Blair House during the bipartisan nationalized health care talks Americans for Prosperity rallies outside of the Blair House to send a message to those at President Obama’s “health care summit” that they should keep their “Hands off Our Health Care.”


Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander's outstanding opening statement at today's Health Care Summit held at Blair House. Alexander was tapped by the Republicans to deliver their opening statement.

He did a truly outstanding job of going over why the American people have rejected Obama's approach, and why Obama and the Congress should "start over" on putting together a bipartisan plan.

Toward the end, Alexander also challenged Obama to "renounce" the use of the "Reconciliation Process" to "jam through" ObamaCare.


Pelosi said Obamacare will create 400,000 jobs immediately.


LMAO...OMG help us all!!!!! ~ Wild Thing

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) claims a constituent wore her dead sister’s teeth. Obamacare will change all of that
“You will not believe this and I know you won’t, but it’s true. Her sister died. This poor woman had no dentures. She wore her dead sister’s teeth, which of course were uncomfortable and did not fit.”


Cantor spoke a few minutes longer than this clip, Obama was clearly not listening to him during portions of his remarks.

Eric Cantor: "To go back to basics, we Republicans care about Health Care just as the Democrats in this room...We don't care for this bill, I think you know that, the American people don't care for it for the bill, I think we've demonstrated in the polling that they don't"


The thin-skinned DICTATOR Obama.....“The election’s over.”Cheap Shot Obama snapped at Senator John McCain . He told McCain that after McCain challenged Obama on the dirty deals done to pass the Health Care Bill in the U.S. Senate. Obama was clearly angry at McCain, and made the petulant remark to McCain as if to say, "How dare you question me - the election is over and I won."

Check out the arrogant asshole that Obama is. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR I can't stand this Obama person ~ Wild Thing

McCain’s response to Obama’s jab: “I’m reminded of that every day.”


Barack Obama ended the bipartisan summit today by threatening Republicans to accept the democrat’s plan (he will not start over) or he will ram it through Congress without them.

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February 25, 2010

The Health Care Summit Or Obama Vs. We The People

Obama's euphemistically named Bipartisan Health Care Summit is just hours away.

A Quick Guide To The Health Care Summit

The Time: The summit will begin at 10:00am Thursday morning and last for 6 hours with a break for lunch.

The Place: The event will be held at Blair House

The Coverage: Live television coverage begins at 9:45am ET on C-SPAN3, and C-SPAN Radio

The Attendees: In addition to President Obama, Vice President Biden and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius; lawmakers invited by the White House are:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)
Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-Illinois)
Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Arizona)
Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana)
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)
Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming)
Senator Chris Dodd (D-Connecticut)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California)
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland)
House Minority Leader John Boehner )R-Ohio)
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-South Carolina)
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Virginia)
Representative Charles Rangel (D-New York)
Representative Dave Camp (R-Michigan)
Representative Henry Waxman (D-California)
Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas)
Representative George Miller (D-California)
Representative John Kline (R-Minnesota)
Representative John Dingell (D-Michigan)
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon)

The White House also asked the top four congressional leaders (Reid, McConnell, Pelosi and Boehner) to invite four more lawmakers each to attend. Those additional attendees are:

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee)
Representative Rob Andrews (D-New Jersey)
Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming)
Representative Xavier Becerra (D-California)
Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee)
Representative Charles Boustany (R-Louisiana)
Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma)
Representative Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee)
Senator Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota)
Senator John McCain (R-Arizona)
Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington)
Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia)
Representative Peter Roskam (R-Illinois)
Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York)
Representative Louise Slaughter (D-New York)

Various staff members will be seated around the room behind the lawmakers.

The Agenda:

Opening remarks by the president will be followed by remarks from a Republican chosen by the GOP leadership and a Democrat chosen by that party's leadership. Mr. Obama will then moderate discussion on the following themes:

Controlling Costs - introduced by Mr. Obama
Insurance Reforms - introduced by Ms. Sebelius
Reducing The Deficit - introduced by Mr. Biden
Expanding Coverage - introduced by Mr. Obama
The Menu: Rumor has it the buffet lunch will feature chicken and salmon.

Expected Results: Taxpayer provided chicken and salmon will be consumed.


Stupak: 15-20 Dems withholding support for White House health plan

The Hill

There are 15-20 House Democrats who are withholding their support for President Barack Obama's healthcare proposal, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said Wednesday.

Stupak led a broad coalition of anti-abortion Democrats in November, demanding that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) include tough abortion restrictions in the lower chamber's legislation lest she lose a chance of passing the bill.

The Michigan Democrat has voiced unhappiness with the president's plan because it upholds the Senate's abortion language, which he says is too loose and could allow federal dollars to pay for abortion procedures.

But Stupak said that the group of 15-20 Democrats oppose it not just because of the abortion provisions.

Asked on Fox News if he thinks the president's fixes will pass the House, Stupak said, "Despite the abortion language, no, there are other problems with this bill...[I have spoken to] probably about 15 or 20 of them in the last 24 hours; they've said there are other problems with this bill."

Stupak's remarks come after House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) Wednesday morning predicted that Democrats would fall 14 votes short of passing the bill.

The House passed its bill in November by a count of 220-215 and even a 15-vote defection would prevent Pelosi from passing the president's plan.

Until Stupak spoke, no Democrat had handicapped the exact vote count on the president's plan. The White House currently wants the House to pass the Senate's original healthcare bill then for both chambers to pass its fixes, with the Senate using the budget reconciliation process.

Stupak said that the group objects to the taxes on healthcare benefits contained in Obama's plan as well as several provisions that are offset until 2018.

In an interview on MSNBC Wednesday morning, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) accused Cantor of "playing games” but did not say whether House Democrats have the votes to pass the president’s fixes.

Clyburn previously predicted that the House would pass the new package by a wider margin than it did its original bill.

Wild Thing's comment......

I hope Stupak sticks with it. I’m not so sure, and I don’t trust him. Both times when I heard him speak at a town hall meeting and one of his phone meetings, you’d think he was ready to jump on the health care wagon. He talks it up pretty good. And when pressed about the abortion issue, he wouldn’t 100% commit.

Dear God please do not let this thing pass, not any part of it.

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

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Air Force Bugbots Micro Air Vehicle (MAVs) buglike drones

The U.S. military has been working for a while on tiny, buglike drones — to serve as miniature flying spies, Defense Department robot-makers say. But this video, from the Air Force Research Laboratory, shows that the military is also interested in turning these "Micro Air Vehicles," or MAVs, into biomorphic weapons that can lie in secret for weeks at a time — and then strike an adversary with lethal accuracy.
"Individual MAVs may perform direct-attack missions," says the video's gravelly voiced narrator. "They can be equipped with incapacitation chemicals, combustible payloads or even explosives for precision-targeting capability."


Wild Thing's comment.....

This is awesome !! What a GREAT idea.

......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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Half Of America Blames Obama For Loss Of Rights

Half of America blames Obama for loss of rights

'That's after a month where almost nothing happened in Washington'


A new poll reveals Americans believe their freedoms are continuing to slip away under President Obama, with more than 49 percent reporting decreases in their personal freedoms under his leadership this month.

The WND Freedom Index poll from Wenzel Strategies shows even one in 10 Democrats believes there's been a big decrease in freedoms.

"One month into his second year as president, Barack Obama finds himself saddled with some heavy political baggage," said Fritz Wenzel, president of the polling company. "Two out of three likely voting respondents to the latest WorldNetDaily/Wenzel Strategies poll think the country is headed in the wrong direction, less than half give him positive job approval ratings, and half think that he is responsible for a reduction in freedom in America.
"And that's after a month where almost nothing happened in Washington," he said.

The WND/Wenzel telephone survey was conducted Feb. 18–20 using an automated telephone technology calling a random sampling of listed telephone numbers nationwide. The survey included 30 questions and carries a 95 percent confidence interval. It included 747 likely voters. It carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3.56 percentage points.

The Freedom Index, an assessment on Americans' perspectives on a basketful of liberties, tipped downward for February, coming in at 47.2. It had been 46.3 in December, its lowest point ever, and it moved up only slightly, to 47.5, for January.

Wenzel said as things begin moving in Washington again, especially with this week's renewed push for Obama's plans for nationalized health care, "those numbers may well get even worse."

It was during the heavy political battling over health care legislation in November that Obama took big hits to his approval numbers, and he has spent most of the political capital in his war chest," Wenzel said.
"Given that his efforts to help Democratic candidates in tough races in Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts had all failed, some on his side of the political aisle may be wondering if his political capital is overvalued."
"The Freedom Index continues to show that more likely voting Americans nationwide than not believe that, under the Obama administration, they are seeing a reduction in their constitutional freedoms. About half – 49 percent – said so in our February polling, compared to 32 percent who said they thought Obama was causing freedoms to increase," Wenzel said.

The poll showed that 36 percent of respondents, including nearly 60 percent of the GOP, 40 percent of independents and even 10 percent of Democrats, said there has been a big decrease in personal freedoms. Another 13.1 percent said there had been some decrease.

On other individual freedom issues, the poll revealed 32 percent of Americans believe they are not very free or not free at all to speak their minds without fear of punishment, penalty or retribution.

A smaller number, 18 percent, feel there could be punishment or at least investigations based on the manner they choose to worship. But the numbers rocketed to nearly 45 percent when people were asked if there was some or great intrusion because of the government's use of cameras, scanners and other electronic monitors.
Nearly one person in five had concerns over the ramifications from placing a bumper sticker on their vehicle, and about the same number said they find themselves self-censoring thoughts because "of fear of harm, punishment, social rejection, or some other penalty."
"It appears as if the nation, much of which felt a real threat to their freedoms by the health care reform proposal and other Democratic initiatives, may have taken a collective sigh of relief [during January] with the election of Republican Scott Brown as senator from Massachusetts," Wenzel said. "Brown's presence in the U.S. Senate means Democrats no longer have unchecked power to make sweeping changes to federal law and society, and voters appear to have taken notice.

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"Freedom Index poll from Wenzel Strategies shows even one in 10 Democrats believes there's been a big decrease in freedoms. "

Even the Democrats polled can tell what is happening. Welll not all but it is a start anyway.

....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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White House Privately Plots 2012 Campaign Run

W.H. deputy chief of staff Jim Messina (left) is likely to head the campaign, while senior adviser David Axelrod may reprise his role as Barack Obama's campaign muse

White House privately plots 2012 campaign run


Barack Obama’s top advisers are quietly laying the groundwork for the 2012 reelection campaign, which is likely to be run out of Chicago and managed by White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina, according to Democrats familiar with the discussions.

For now, the planning consists entirely of private conversations, with Obama aides at all levels indulging occasionally in closed-door 2012 discussions while focusing ferociously on the midterm elections and health care reform, the Democratic sources said. “The gathering storm is the 2010 elections,” one top official said.

But the sources said Obama has given every sign of planning to run again and wants the next campaign to resemble the highly successful 2008 effort.

David Axelrod, White House senior adviser, may leave the West Wing to rejoin his family in Chicago and reprise his role as Obama’s muse, overseeing the campaign’s tone, themes, messages and advertising, the sources said.

David Plouffe, the Obama for America campaign manager, described by one friend as "the father of all this," will be a central player in the reelect, perhaps as an outside adviser.

"The conversations are beginning, but decisions haven't been made," a top official said. "If you look at David Plouffe's stepped-up level of activity with the political organization [as an outside adviser on the 2010 races], that is obviously the beginning of the process."

Anita Dunn, former White House communications director, will be intimately involved, too. Brad Woodhouse, the Democratic National Committee’s communications director, enjoys rising stock and would be a logical choice to be communications director for the reelection campaign, the sources said.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett are likely to remain at the president’s side in Washington, while exercising major influence over the campaign. Pfeiffer, communications director of the last campaign and always a trusted insider, has a higher public profile every day.

Other central figures are likely to be DNC Executive Director Jennifer O'Malley Dillon; her husband, Patrick Dillon, who is deputy White House political director and is likely to bring his extensive gubernatorial contacts to Chicago; Mitch Stewart, executive director of the DNC's Organizing for America; Jon Carson, national field director of Obama for America; and White House political director Patrick Gaspard.

The DNC sees Republican challengers ramping up earlier than ever and has decided to begin defining potential opponents early. Operatives are already assembling research and drafting unflattering narratives to push about the leading possible 2012 candidates.

Even though the planning is still very preliminary, the campaign is likely to launch in just over a year. President Bill Clinton opened his second presidential campaign in the March after his first midterm congressional elections, and President George W. Bush opened Bush-Cheney '04 a month later in the political cycle.

Aides expect Obama to hew to a similar schedule. A president’s reelection campaign — “the reelect,” as Obama intimates are already calling it — is a massive, lavishly funded machine that hires hundreds of people and spends hundreds of millions of dollars to carry out the mechanics of a national campaign, while the candidate and many of his top aides continue their day jobs of running the free world.

Obama's campaign will get a head start from the large machine he has built at the DNC, including Organizing for America, the successor to his grass-roots campaign operation.

OFA is now a DNC project with staff in all 50 states and has worked to keep Obama's army active through engagement on health care and other issues.

Messina, the likely manager, largely ran the operations part of the 2008 campaign after joining it in June 2008, while Plouffe focused on the big picture. Advisers said Messina is valued for his relationships on Capitol Hill, where he has been chief of staff to Democratic Sens. Max Baucus of MontanaSen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, as well as Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), and advised others on their campaigns, including Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.

“Jim can bring the bare knuckles, and he can make sure members are advocating for the president,” a colleague said.

The question of where to locate the campaign has not been decided by the president, and is the subject of much internal speculation.

Top sources say they will be surprised if the headquarters is not in Chicago, which will always hold a certain magic for the president and first lady Michelle Obama.

Obama for America senior staff felt there was a huge advantage in having distance from insiders in Washington who were constantly giving advice and asking for things. And Obama advisers see the advantages George W. Bush reaped by basing his original campaign in Austin, Texas, giving it a beyond-the-Beltway aura.

"We were able to focus on nothing but the campaign," said one Obama for America veteran who plans to saddle up again. "We didn't play the inside-Washington game, and that's a huge piece of who we are.''

However, some top advisers are skeptical that running the campaign from Chicago would have the same advantages that it did last time, since face-to-face contact will be necessary among top officials from the different arms of Obama’s operation.

''It was hard enough to get people to move there in 2007," one Obama for America alumnus said.

A compromise might be to follow the example of the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign and put the office in Virginia, a swing state.

The themes for Obama’s campaign are not yet chosen, but a top adviser said not to expect a radical surprise: “He knows who he is."


Anbody with an ounce of brains knew who he was long before the election:


From ‘Dreams from my Father’, “The emotion between the races could never be pure, even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, the other race (WHITE) would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart.” Barack Hussein Obama

From Dreams from My Father: “That hate hadn’t gone away,” he wrote, BLAMING “WHITE PEOPLE — some CRUEL, some IGNORANT, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives.” Barack Hussein Obama

From ‘Dreams from My Father’, “There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs,” he wrote. “It remained necessary to prove which side you were on,to show your LOYALTY TO THE BLACK MASSES, TO STRIKE OUT and name names” Barack Hussein Obama

From ‘Dreams from My Father’, ‘I vowed that I vowed that I would never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.”

From The Audicity of Hope: To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists.”

From The Audicity of Hope: After graduating from college, Obama eventually went to Chicago to interview for a job as a community organizer. His racial attitudes came into play as he sized up the man who would become his boss: “There was something about him that made me wary,” Obama wrote. “A little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.”

From The Audacity of Hope:..’the white race...“that ghostly figure that haunted black dreams.”
From “Dreams”: (after making his first visit to Kenya, he wrote of being disappointed to learn that his paternal grandfather had been a servant to rich whites. that the revelation caused)“ugly words to flash across my mind. Uncle Tom. Collaborator. House n-——”.

From The Audacity of Hope: “We are no longer just a Christian nation,” he argues in “Audacity,” which was published last year. “We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”

From ‘Audacity’: “Her memories of the Christians who populated her youth were not fond ones,” Obama wrote. “For my mother, organized religion too often dressed up closed-mindedness in the garb of piety, cruelty and oppression in the cloak of righteousness.”

“Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different,” Obama wrote. “His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force

Quote from Barack Obama’s book, Dreams Of My Father:



From ‘Audacity of Hope: “LOLO (Obama’s step father) FOLLOWED ISLAM....”I LOOKED TO LOLO FOR GUIDANCE”.


From The Audacity Of Hope, “WE ARE NO LONGER JUST A CHRISTIAN NATION, we are also a Jewish nation, a MUSLIM NATION, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”


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Campaign, again? He never stopped!

“He knows who he is."

And boy howdy so do we!

“....and wants the next campaign to resemble the highly successful 2008 effort.”

Not gonna work, lofty rhetoric and blatant lies only work once. He’s a well defined extreme left wing liberal, conservatives know it, moderates know it and most importantly Independents know it.

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Obama Sure Is Touchy About Being Referred To As A Socialist

I'm no socialist, Obama tells CEOs

Market Watch

Barack Obama told business leaders Wednesday that he's no socialist plotting a government takeover of the economy.

His administration isn't anti-business, he said in a speech to the Business Roundtable, an organization of chief executive officers of major U.S. corporations. "It's pro-America and I don't apologize for it."
"Contrary to the claims of some of my critics, I am an ardent believer in the free market," Obama said. "I believe businesses like yours are the engines of economic growth in this country."

"I firmly believe that America's success in large part depends on your success," Obama said.
"We are all in this together," he said in asking the business leaders to help him create a smarter government that will be pro-growth and pro-jobs. Obama's remarks came on the eve of a high-stakes summit with congressional leaders about the way forward on health-care reform, momentum for which seems to have stalled on Capitol Hill just short of the finish line.
"Government hasn't stepped in to supplant private enterprise, but to catalyze it -- to create the conditions for entrepreneurs and new businesses to adapt and survive," Obama said.

Barack "distribute the wealth" Obama admitted in his first book "Dreams of My Father" that he used to carefully seek out Marxist friends:

"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist Professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets."


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

LOL. Sounding a little defensive isnt he? OK here you go Obama, YOU are a Marxist/Communist. He is a full blown ant-American, anti-capitalism communist.

His “I am not a crook” moment.

But he did not explain where "...I believe when you spread the wealth around it helps everybody..." fits in to his non-socialist persona.

"Ah, did not have Political Relations with THAT COMMUNISM, and I never once lied, not once, never. "Now I need to get back to the work of the American People."

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America's First Muslim College Set To Open in Berkeley, California

Islam continues to advance in America. In this latest stage of Islam on the move, this school is offering only two majors. Arabic language and Islamic law and theology. The last thing that this country needs are more pro-Sharia Muslims. Sharia needs to be officially banned, and then any Muslim that calls for it afterwards shall be arrested or deported if possible. Those that want Sharia do not belong here, and are to be looked upon as enemies of the state.

Muslims are turning their sights to the Zaytuna College in California

Islam online


As interested students race to beat the fast approaching enrolment deadline, Muslims are turning their sights to the Zaytuna College in California to see if America’s first ever Muslim college will live up to the high expectations.

“We’ve been waiting for this time,” Imam Zaid Shakir, a scholar-in-residence and lecturer at Zaytuna Institute and a co-founded of the college, told in an exclusive interview.
“It’s been a long road to get here, Alhamdulillah, and to know that we’re in this final part to getting freshman class set is very exciting.”

Zaytuna College, a brainchild of Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Shakir and Professor Hatem Bazian, will stop accepting applications for its first freshman class of 2010 on March 1.”

With the application process coming to a close, a committee is readying to study the applications and admit between 20-25 students as incoming freshmen.

And although the college is seeking Muslim students, it is not exclusive to Muslims.

There will be no gender separation at the college and academic pursuits and freedom will be paramount.

Course subjects have been decided on, but educators are now writing syllabi and mapping out teaching methodology for the subjects.

Currently only two majors are being offered: Arabic language and Islamic law and theology.

As the class size increases and more educators are hired, other majors will be offered, Imam Shakir said.

Zaytuna College is in the rigorous process of seeking accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a process that will take a number of years and one that Imam Shakir hopes will be completed by the time the freshman class graduates.

He noted that they have been able to achieve the goal of raising nearly $4 million needed for its temporary location at Berkeley.

Now they face the challenge of raising upwards of $65 million for an endowment fund that will ensure a consistent monetary support and alleviate the need for constant fundraising.

Along with that comes a move in the near future to a permanent location in Northern California.

Where America meets Islam

Imam Shakir, along with other Zaytuna College advisors, criss-crossed the country to drum up support, raise funds and answer questions from perspective students and their parents.

He also held a series of weekly informational online seminars explaining the unique nature of the college, which aims to meld two types of learning institution: a college focusing on religious study and one where such study will be explored in the context of a liberal arts education.

"It’s the first time something like this is being attempted in this country," said Bazian, a professor at the University of California-Berkeley and at St. Mary’s College of California.
"Years ago when we discussed the need for an accredited Muslim college in the US, we knew that we needed one where students learn about the Islamic faith but also how Islam works into the American fabric and into various liberal arts subjects—sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy."

For example, says Imam Shakir, in a philosophy class students will study Descartes but also spend a lot of time on Al-Ghazali.

"We want to teach the fundamentals of Islam—Shariah, history, Arabic, Qur’an—but we want to bring it into the context of an American education, how these branches of Islam work in the context of other educational subjects."

One of the goals of the college is to produce scholars of Islam who are a product of an American education system.

One of the main obstacles to the rise of Islam in the US has been that the majority of educators and mosque leaders are educated overseas.

"The wonderful scholars we have in the US get their Islamic foundation from universities in Egypt, Turkey, and other countries," notes Bazian.
"But we have not been able to produce scholars who received their education here in the US and who can truly understand and address the questions and concerns of the Muslim-American population."

Bazian asserts that Zaytuna College graduate could become imams at mosques and directors of Islamic community centers.

Imam Shakir explains that another important goal of the college is to provide a sound liberal arts education grounded by Islamic studies that can then be a jumping-off point to any advanced degrees in law, business, medicine and other subjects.

Omar A. Ansari says if he were 18 again, he would apply to Zaytuna College.
"I think a B.A. from Zaytuna would be a great foundation upon which to build further, even if one intends to do law, medicine, etc," he told IOL.
"I am looking forward to the day when the college allows its classes to be audited, inshallah."
Mona El-Bashir, a high school student in Virginia, she has been following the development of the Zaytuna College and is excited to see it opening in 2010.
"I am thinking about applying for 2011," she told IOL.
"I will have to convince my parents that it is a worthy enough education for me to travel all the way to the West Coast."


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

This means they'll get the ability to issue student visas. Look for them to choose a highly prepared of hardcore Islamic proselytizers. This is scary.

I wonder if our taxpayers be funding this?

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Pelosi Renews Dispute With CIA Over Interrogation Techniques

Pelosi Renews Dispute With CIA Over Interrogation Techniques

FOX News
Prodded by the release of dozens of declassified CIA documents, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi renewed her long-running dispute with the Central Intelligence Agency about the use of harsh interrogation practices.

"I have never been briefed by the CIA or anyone else on the subject of those interrogations, to the extent that they were being used," the California Democrat told reporters Tuesday. "We were only briefed that there were lawyers in the Justice Department that thought they were legal, period."

The comments marked Pelosi's first foray into the controversy in nine months that pitted the top House Democrat against the nation's premier spy agency. Responding to a lawsuit filed by Amnesty International and two other human rights watchdog groups, the CIA released several dozen documents detailing how the CIA handled suspected terrorism suspects and briefed lawmakers about it.

The documents show Pelosi was briefed about "ongoing interrogations of Abu Zubaydah" on April 24, 2002, just weeks after the top Al Qaeda suspect was captured in Pakistan.


Only 10% Say Pelosi's Heavy Democrat Congress Doing A Good Job

The Pelosi-Reid Swamp reached a grim milestone today with the lowest approval rating ever recorded for a Congress in Rasmussen history.


Voter unhappiness with Congress has reached the highest level ever recorded by Rasmussen Reports as 71% now say the legislature is doing a poor job.

That’s up ten points from the previous high of 61% reached a month ago.

Only 10% of voters say Congress is doing a good or excellent job.

Nearly half of Democratic voters (48%) now give Congress a poor rating, up 17 points since January. The vast majority of Republicans and voters not affiliated with either party also give Congress poor ratings.

Seventy percent (70%) of voters say Congress has not passed any legislation that would significantly improve life for Americans, up 10 points over the past month and the highest level of dissatisfaction measured in regular tracking in over three years. Only 15% say Congress has passed such legislation.

Forty percent (40%) of voters nationwide now say it is at least somewhat likely Congress will seriously address the most important issues facing the nation. That’s down from 59% last March. Only 9% say it is Very Likely Congress will address these issues.

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

Nancy just can't stop messing with the truth. She is a total liar! Facts prove she lies and yet she won't stop.

Cruel interrogation would mean sending Nancy Pelosi to do the waterboarding. heh heh

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February 24, 2010

God's Own Lunatics by Joe Galloway Video by the Silver Spurs, A Troop, 3/17th Air Cavalry

God's Own Lunatics by Joe Galloway put to pictures by the Silver Spurs, A Troop, 3/17th Air Cavalry, Vietnam '67-'72.

"We had the honor of having Joe Galloway as our keynote speaker for our 2008 Silver Spur reunion. He will return to be our speaker once again in April 2010. Joe is a true friend of all military veterans and those who serve our beloved nation today".

This is also there website:

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

This is a wonderful video, really well done. Thanks too to Silver Spurs, A Troop, 3/17th Air Cavalry, Vietnam '67-'72.
for putting this together.

The squadrons from the 17th Cav are still very active today and have been deployed both in Iraq & Afghanistan. The 3-17th is currently in Afghanistan.

......Thank you so much Dap22 for sending this to me.

Major ( RET) Dustoff 22 (Dave)

Dustoff 22

45th Medical Company Fort Bragg to Long Binh
VN (67-68)
Flight Instructor
USArmy Helicopter Training Center

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Cram it!? And Patriotic American’s will Ram it! by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Cram it!? And Patriotic American’s will Ram it!

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

If Democrats thought the election of Senator Brown of Massachusetts was a wakeup call, they “ain’t” seen nothing if they cram their disastrous version health care down the throats of Americans. Their most recent ploy, in the words of Obama’s staff, is a “media event” to be conducted from the Blair House. Obama plans to hold school on people decades older and far wiser than he and that suggests that he and the Democrats have totally lost touch with the American people, that is, if they ever were in touch.

The networks cover for Obama daily while even the closest thing to truth, FOX News makes excuses, blames Obama’s staff as being inept, suggests that he suffers from bad advice or that it is his lack of experience that fails him. Message for FOX News: Socialism is what the left wants, Obama carries its banner and the left is doing its best to force the conservative majority to swallow its swill. For the record, this is not about whether or not there is a need for health care reform, that fact is self-evident. The fight is about the structure, content, system, and costs of the bill; and the manner that Democrats and Obama are attempting to cram it through and that would be disastrous for America!

The sooner Democrats are defeated the sooner the country will begin to recover. However, Obama’s purpose is not recovery, it is to crush, to totally change America. For those who don’t get it, he has repeatedly said so; and from all indications “total change” is to bring America to her knees. The assertion that his actions saved the country from the “brink” is about as far fetched as donkeys flying.

Whereas there is merit in the call for change, Americans do not want the kind or direction of change that Obama and his group of socialist/Marxist are attempting to take the country. These people are serious and conservative Americans had better stop them if they value freedom.

Most agree that there is a need for health care reform: Aspirin that costs $10, regular hospital rooms that cost $1500/night, toe nail surgery that costs $500.00, a three minute doctor’s room visit that costs $100.00 and etc. are beyond the pale, such charges are both ridiculous and obscene. It is argued that such exorbitant charges are required to defray the expense of those who have no insurance but who use emergency rooms to receive care for colds, hangnails, or black eyes as well as other more legitimate reasons. Many, if not most who receive “free” care are illegal immigrants. It is notable that the proposed legislation provides that no illegal immigrants would be entitled to such care. But watch the end run. The Obama axis would make them legal or grant them broad waivers. In short, they would engage in legislative sleight of hand, political hocus pocus and give an offensive jesture to the majority. That would be nothing new from them on that score.

If there are any sane people remaining in Washington, please pay attention: the solution is not to sprinkle fairy dust on illegal immigrants and make them American citizens to garner future votes, rather, the solution is to encourage them to voluntarily return to their homelands; and absent that to use a “stick” to accomplish the goal. For the less astute among the political elite class, that’s called “carrot and stick.” Hoover, Truman and Eisenhower sent them home. Where’s the spine in the current crop of politicians? But ah! ha! It’s not about spine, they care not about America but about political power through votes; and granting amnesty is their game to build those votes!

At the moment, Democrats threaten to pass the bill with 51 votes in the Senate, the “nuclear option,” as much as to frighten Republicans into joining them. Advice for Republicans: Call their hand and there will be a tsunami that will wipe them out! And it may come sooner than later.

Voters must throw OUT Representatives or Senators who make a legislative effort that would grant any form of amnesty to illegal immigrants, or who vote to pass the current version of Democrats’ health care reform! Keep letting them know!

Semper Fidelis

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

I am so glad Col. Pappas writes these articles. 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

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House Leadership Press Conference Discuss The Obamacare Summit

House leadership press conference, Mike Pence speaks first.

"It time for this President and the majority in this Congress to start listening to the American people"

GOP House Minority Whip Eric Cantor reacting to Obama's newly released $1 Trillion Health Care Proposal ahead of a scheduled "Summit" between Obama and GOP Leaders on Thursday.

Cantor likened Obama's new proposal to the "definition of insanity." Cantor was saying the newly released Obama plan is just like the Senate Bill already rejected overwhelmingly by the American People. For Obama to put out another plan just like it, expecting to get a different response fits the definition of insanity.

Boehner speaks at 5:56

"Republicans have been offering ideas for months"...The President "has come in with a rerun of the same failed bill that couldn't pass the House or Senate"


"The president’s bill doesn’t bring down health care costs for anyone in the country.”
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor says the latest version of Obamacare is a “non-starter.”

Cantor is very good with the media. He always comes across calm and confident even with horribly biased reporters.

Good Morning America

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor today expressed little hope for bipartisan agreement on a health care bill when Republicans and Democrats meet Thursday in a joint summit called by President Obama.

The Republican representative from Virginia rejected the bill released by the White House Monday, which proposed fixes to the Senate health care bill passed Christmas Eve and retained many of the same measures.

“This bill is a non-starter,” Cantor said on “Good Morning America” today. “The American people right now are the losers in all of this because the signals coming out of the White House don’t bode well for positive health care reform.”
“The president insists on bringing back a bill that the American people have resoundingly rejected,” he said.

The White House challenged the GOP this morning to offer a single health care proposal and post its legislation.

In response, the White House challenged the GOP to post its legislation… The GOP’s legislation has been available at for months.


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

Obama and Gibbs and the rest are still lying that the GOP has no plans or ideas. Cantor's right, a bipartisan summit this is not - it's a meeting for Obama to dictate the bill to Congress. The Democrats killed 3 Republican bills in the House. It's on record.

There is also this:

GOP will make its own pitch at health care summit

Star Tribune

Republicans are preparing to use Thursday's White House health care summit to sell their own ideas for using the private marketplace to expand coverage and reduce costs, but they remain wary of fumbling away what they believe is an advantage on the issue heading into this year's critical midterm elections.
GOP leaders are acutely aware of the stakes involved in the extraordinary bipartisan gathering. An effective performance could give their party a vital image boost as November approaches. But if the party's delegation stumbles or oversteps, President Obama and congressional Democrats could see the session provide new life to the stalled health care legislation they have been laboring over for a year.
The Republican strategy is twofold: to portray the Obama plan as radical and ruinously expensive, while reassuring a potential TV audience of millions that the GOP takes the health care crisis seriously and is prepared to address it head on.
But Republicans are not prepared to match every Democratic provision with one of their own. "You will not see from us a 2,700-page comprehensive rewrite of one-sixth of our economy," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. "We don't think that ought to be done."
Their goal is to present voters with a clear choice between a Democratic approach that seeks to expand the government role in health care, and the Republican aim of finding solutions in the private marketplace. "There'll be no question as to where Republicans stand," said House Minority Whip Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia.

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NAACP to Honor Van Jones as 'American Treasure'

White House green jobs adviser Van Jones quit the post last year after he was dogged by past remarks and associations, but that isn't stopping the NAACP from awarding him one of its Image Awards -- and even calling him a "American treasure."

Jones, who served as an adviser to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, generated mounting criticism last summer, first for calling Republicans "assholes" during a videotaped address earlier in the year and then for signing a petition in 2004 supporting the "9/11 truther" movement, which believes the Bush administration may have been involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

The latter development, which came on top of several others, was perhaps the most devastating and led to calls for his resignation.

But Jones still has his share of outspoken supporters, and one of them is Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP.

"Van Jones is an American treasure," Jealous writes in an opinion piece posted at "He is quite simply one of the few Americans in recent years to have generated powerful new ideas that are creating new jobs."
Jealous cites Jones' book "The Green Collar Economy," his role in passing the 2007 Green Jobs Act and his work with low-income people in Oakland, Calif.

At the time of his resignation, Jones said the controversies had become an unceasing distraction, and he assailed his critics.

"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide," Jones said.

Jones is considered a rising star in environmental circles. In addition to writing "The Green Collar Economy," he has co-founded and worked with several groups dedicated to helping low-income and minority communities -- often through green jobs and better environmental policy. He got his start as a San Francisco-area activist.

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, speaking last year on "Fox News Sunday," called Jones' resignation a "loss for the country."

But critics raised questions about his fitness for a White House-level office, pointing to his radical activities a decade ago as well as more recent controversial stances.

Jones was a self-described "communist" during the 1990s and previously worked with a group dedicated to Marxist and Leninist philosophies. His comments, even in recent years, were often racially charged. He's blamed "white polluters and white environmentalists" for "steering poison" to minority communities. In 2005, he drew a distinction between white and black youths involved in shooting incidents by referencing the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.

"You've never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never," Jones said. "They always say, 'We can't believe it happened here. We can't believe it's these suburban white kids.' It's only them!" he said. "Now, a black kid might shoot another black kid. He's not going to shoot up the whole school."

Such statements did not draw widespread attention until after a February video surfaced showing him calling Republicans "assholes" during an address in Berkeley, Calif. Jones apologized, but faced down his past again when it was discovered that he signed a 2004 statement calling on then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and others to launch an investigation into evidence that suggests "people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war."

Jones afterward issued a blanket apology for his past statements and said the petition does not reflect his views. An aide said Jones didn't carefully review the petition at the time.

But that claim was swiftly disputed by "He did agree with that statement and he did sign on to it," spokesman Mike Berger told Fox News in a telephone interview from St. Louis on Friday. Berger said the group's "original board members individually confirmed all signatories that had signed on to the statement."

The calls for resignation mounted. And lawmakers said the problems surrounding Jones spoke to the broader concern about so-called White House "czars," top advisers and officials who do not need congressional approval.


Jones was arrested during the L.A. riots and spent a short time in jail. "I met all these young radical people of color," he recalls, 'I mean really radical: communists and anarchists. And it was, like, "This is what I need to be a part of." I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary.'..."

By the late 1990s, Jones was a committed Marxist-Leninist-Maoist who viewed police officers as the arch-enemies of black people, and who loathed capitalism for allegedly exploiting nonwhite minorities worldwide. He became a leading member of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), a now-defunct Bay Area Marxist-Maoist collective that was staffed by members of various local nonprofits, a number of whom had ties to the Ella Baker Center.


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

This is the NAACP giving the middle finger to America.

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Around Afghanistan by Michael Yon

Flight Medics prepare the aircraft to receive patients.

Around Afghanistan
22 February 2010

from Michael Yon

“Johnny Boy” Captain John Holland was walking out to the aircraft just as I arrived at the flight line.

Captain Holland asked, “Are you ready?”

“Yes Sir.”

The Marjah offensive—billed as the biggest US/NATO/Afghan assault on the Taliban ever—had begun. With it, the attention of nearly all the reporters covering Afghanistan is focused on Marjah. Yet fighting continues across the country, in provinces with names unfamiliar to most people. Men and women are wounded. Some die. Some are saved by dedicated medical crews, and by the pilots who fly into combat to ferry wounded to some of the best trauma facilities in the world, right here in Afghanistan.


Specialists of various sorts were loading all kinds of gear, most of which was so foreign to me that it might as well have been space gear. TSGT Matt Blonde said the gear weighs about 800 pounds and has the capabilities of a hospital intensive care unit.

An ambulatory patient strapped on his seatbelt and a sedated Canadian soldier was loaded.After detailed preparations, checks and rechecks, they were ready to receive a critical care patient. Medical staff explained that this Canadian soldier had been wounded during training by a Claymore mine. In total, four Canadians were wounded when another Canadian soldier, Corporal Joshua Caleb Bake, was killed near Kandahar.


Doctor Chris Ryan works with the wounded Canadian soldier. During flight from Kandahar to Bastion to Bagram, the team was at his side constantly checking this or that.The CCATT (Critical Care Air Transport Team) consisted of Tech Sergeant Matt Blonde (respiratory therapist); Major Debbie Lehker (nurse); and Lieutenant Colonel Chris Ryan (doctor). I asked Doctor Ryan what precautions troops should take to reduce the wounds he is seeing. Some of the advice was obvious. NCOs push soldiers to wear their ballistic glasses, for instance. Burns were a constant, serious problem in Iraq, but less so in Afghanistan, due to the nature of the bombs.

Dr. Ryan mentioned that Special Operations folks often take the worst injuries because their body armor offers less coverage, and so they often take from 1-3 amputations. He gave considerable credit to special operations medics. “They are studs,” he said. High praise indeed, coming from someone with his experience.

Strykers are great vehicles, but none of our vehicles is ideally suited for combat here. Stryker vehicles typically have about three soldiers standing up in hatches, sometimes on MRE boxes. Dr. Ryan said that when the bombs detonate under the vehicles, soldiers often suffer 5-7 fractures in each leg. Other fractures include feet, pelvis, back, ribs, arms, and neck.

Doctor Ryan stressed repeatedly the value of wearing seatbelts. The bombs smash you into the vehicle. Dr. Ryan served with Dustoffs during the worst times in Iraq. He’s seen many more wounds than most soldiers will ever see. So I listened to him. But often when soldiers see me putting on a seatbelt in a Stryker, they warn me to take it off. “Wear it if you like,” they say, but they warn that if we get launched and are upside down, I’ll be stuck in a possibly burning vehicle. This has happened plenty of times. So we all carry seatbelt cutters that can also be used to strip off boots and uniforms of wounded soldiers. But the soldiers are adamant that wearing seatbelts worsens your odds. I do not know who is correct. You get thrown hard without them, and stuck with them.

So, I asked Command Sergeant Major Jeff Mellinger, who served almost three straight years in Iraq. We drove thousands of miles around the country, visiting units everywhere. CSM Mellinger also visited Combat Support Hospitals twice per week. He read every single casualty report—thousands—and was the CSM for General Casey then General Petraeus. In short, CSM Mellinger knows the combat side, and the statistical side. Today he is the CSM for AMC—Army Materiel Command—with responsibility for every bean, bullet, bandage, helicopter, tank and seatbelt in the Army inventory. He talks bluntly and I take his word as the final statement.


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

Michael Yon's website has a whole page of photos and his write up . It is well worth going over to it and reading his page and seeing the photos he has posted there.

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:47 AM

Harry Reid Unapologetic for Linking Unemployment to Violence Against Women

"I met with some people while I was home dealing with domestic abuse. It has gotten out of hand," Reid said on the Senate floor. "Why? Men don't have jobs."
Reid said that the effects of joblessness on domestic violence were especially pronounced among men, because, Reid said, women tend to be less abusive.
"Women don't have jobs either, but women aren’t abusive, most of the time," he said.
"Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive," the majority leader added. "Our domestic crisis shelters in Nevada are jammed.”
Reid's remarks aren't the first controversial remarks he's made on the Senate floor. He said in the midst of December's heated healthcare debate that the Senate needed a "Rodney King" moment where members could "all try to get along," channeling the plea of King, who pleaded with L.A. to calm itself after its 1991 race riots.


Reid Unapologetic for Linking Unemployment to Violence Against Women

FOX News

Advocates for men are calling for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to apologize for suggesting Monday that men are more likely than women to commit domestic violence, especially when they're out of work for long periods of time.

But Reid's spokesman told on Tuesday that the Nevada Democrat is not apologizing for arguing during Senate debate a day earlier that the $15 billion jobs bill he is sponsoring should be passed to help prevent an uptick in violence.

Marty Nemko, co-president of The National Organization for Men, described Reid's comments as "irresponsible," citing numerous studies that show women are just as likely or even more so to commit domestic violence against their male partners.

Nemko also noted that that the police reports women advocacy organizations use are misleading because "men are embarrassed to say their wives beat them over the head with a frying pan."
"Instead of looking to try and find men jobs, he's bashing men completely unfairly," Nemko told

Reid's office responded by e-mailing articles that show domestic violence is increasing with unemployment, including one published by the Atlantic Monthly. And Reid repeated the assertion Tuesday, saying that two people who run domestic crisis shelters in Las Vegas told him that the high unemployment has "created lots of additional work for them they would rather not have."

"There is no question that people being out of work causes more people to be involved in domestic violence. I mean, I didn't make that up. I was told that by two people who run domestic crisis shelters," he said.

On Monday, the Nevada Democrat seized on a trend in the rise of domestic violence cases across the country that experts say can be linked partly to the recession that has left millions of Americans unemployed.

"I have met with some people while I was home dealing with domestic abuse. It has gotten out of hand. Why? Men don't have jobs. Women don't have jobs either, but women aren't abusive -- most of the time. Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive. Our domestic crisis shelters in Nevada are jammed. It's the way it is all over the country."

Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting (RADAR) took Reid to task for his comments, arguing that the $787 billion stimulus package that he supported last year funneled close to half of the spending to programs that women while 80 percent of those who lost jobs in the recession were men.

"Grant for the moment that, in spite of all the scientific research to the contrary, maybe Sen. Reid is naïve enough to believe that only men, and not women, turn violence to their partners when unemployed," the group said in a press release. "What kind of misogynist promotes a bill as unjust as last year's massive stimulus package while sincerely believing that doing so will cause more women to be beaten?"

Reid, who is in a tough re-election bid this year, has a long history of making controversial comments. Most recently, a new book ignited a firestorm of controversy by disclosing comments Reid made a couple years ago on then-Sen. Barack Obama's race and dialect. Reid said Obama could win the presidency because he was "light-skinned" and didn't use a "Negro dialect."

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

I guess Reid's family better stay out of Dingy harry’s house after November, when he’ll be out of work......according to his way of thinking anyway.

Reid is one dumb bag of rocks. He flipped on the “Stupid Button” and then lost the remote.

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

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Charles Krauthammer Says Obamacare Proposal a " "travesty masquerading as an outreach to the Republicans"

Charles Krauthammer saying Obama's new Health Care Proposal is a "travesty masquerading as an outreach to the Republicans."
Krauthammer said the plan has nothing in it about lawsuit reform. He said it is even more expensive that the bills passed by the House and Senate. Krauthammer said the "Summit" on Thursday is only "theatre." Obama will say on Friday that the Republicans would not work with him, and will move to push his bill in the Senate and the House. He believes Obama may get it through the Senate using "Reconciliation," but it will face real "trouble in the House."


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

It sure is a travesty!!!! It is all BS from Obama.

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Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh and Bill Bennett Question Glenn Beck's Strategy

From Bill Bennet, to Rush, to Hannity and Mark Levin, conservative commentators are blasting Beck's CPAC speech.

From Mark Levin's Facebook page

Mark Levin: Mark's New Note: Feb 21, 2010

I was invited to be the opening speaker at Saturday's CPAC session. I had accepted but then, to my amazement, I learned that the John Birch Society would be one of many co-sponsors. This takes the big-tent idea many steps too far for me. So, I withdrew. Apparently, others were not so moved. That's fine. But it wasn't for me. Bill Buckley and Barry Goldwater, among others, chased the Birchers from the movement decades ago. And they're not a part of the movement. So, to give them a booth at CPAC was boneheaded.

I want to commend Bill Bennett for his wise piece this morning on the Corner.

I agree with him. I have no idea what philosophy Glenn Beck is promoting. And neither does he. It's incoherent. One day it's populist, the next it's libertarian bordering on anarchy, next it's conservative but not really, etc. And to what end? I believe he has announced that he is no longer going to endorse candidates because our problems are bigger than politics. Well, of course, our problems are not easily dissected into categories, but to reject politics is to reject the manner in which we try to organize ourselves. This is as old as Plato and Aristotle. Why would conservatives choose to surrender the political battlefield to our adversaries -- who are trashing this society --when we must retake it in order to preserve our society? Philosophy, politics, culture, family, etc., are all of one. Edmund Burke, among others, wrote about it extensively, and far better that I possibly can. But all elements of the civil society require our defense. Besides, why preach such a strategy when conservatism is on the rise and the GOP is acting more responsibly?

Moreover, when he does discuss politics, which, ironically, is often, how can he claim today that there is no difference between the two parties when, but for the Republicans in Congress, government-run health care, cap-and-trade, card check, and a long list of other disastrous policies would already be law? The GOP is becoming more conservative thanks to the grass-roots movement and a political uprising across the country, which has even reached into New Jersey and Massachusetts. Why keep pretending otherwise? My only conclusion is that he is promoting a third party or some third way, which is counter-productive to defeating Obama and the Democrat Congress. These are perilous times and this kind of an approach will keep the statists in power for decades.

And what of his flirtations with Ron Paul's lunacy respecting America's supposed provocations with her enemies, including al-Qaeda? Why should such a fatal defect in thinking be ignored? Do we conservatives agree with this?

Finally, Beck is fond of congratulating himself for being the only or the first host to criticize George Bush's spending. This is demonstrably false. I not only attacked his spending, but the creation of the Homeland Security Department, the prescription drug add-on for Medicare, his "moderate" tax cuts, as well as his nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, "comprehensive immigration reform," and so forth. And I was not alone -- Rush and Sean did the same, for example. And as someone who fought liberal Republicans in the trenches when campaigning for Reagan in 1976 and 1980, I don't need lectures from Beck, who was nowhere to be found, about big-spending Republicans. But this is not about me, or Beck, or Beck's past drunkenness (which he endlessly wears as some kind of badge of honor). It is about preserving our society for our children and grandchildren. Beck spent precious little time aiming fire at Obama-Pelosi-Reid in his speech, and it is they who are destroying our country.

On as a positive note, I am personally happy to see that Beck has cleaned up his public act -- as best I can tell, no more boiling fake frogs on TV or pretending to pour gasoline on someone -- and the rest of it. But I do think his speech, which contained nuggets of truth heard before and read elsewhere, including on Rush's show and in my book and many other books, may have distracted from some of the more compelling and coherent speeches at the event, including Marco Rubio's superb speech. I fear the media will see to this. I hope not.


And this is just a small part of what Bill Bennett said on his radio show.

For him to continue to say that he does not hear the Republican party admit its failings or problems is to ignore some of the loudest and brightest lights in the party. From Jim DeMint to Tom Coburn to Mike Pence to Paul Ryan, any number of Republicans have admitted the excesses of the party and done constructive and serious work to correct them and find and promote solutions. Even John McCain has said again and again that “the Republican party lost its way.” These leaders, and many others, have been offering real proposals, not ill-informed muttering diatribes that can’t distinguish between conservative and liberal, free enterprise and controlled markets, or night and day. Does Glenn truly believe there is no difference between a Tom Coburn, for example, and a Harry Reid or a Charles Schumer or a Barbara Boxer? Between a Paul Ryan or Michele Bachmann and a Nancy Pelosi or Barney Frank?
To say the GOP and the Democrats are no different, to say the GOP needs to hit a recovery-program-type bottom and hang its head in remorse, is to delay our own country’s recovery from the problems the Democratic left is inflicting. The stakes are too important to go through that kind of exercise, which will ultimately go nowhere anyway — because it’s already happened.


This is from Rush Limbaugh on his show Monday.

I certainly would have mentioned Obama a lot. And I would have mentioned Harry Reid, and I would have mentioned Pelosi, and I would have mentioned the Kennedy seat being won, and I would mention the trouble that Barbara Boxer is in, and I would mention the trouble that the Democrat Party in general is in, and I would say that the Republicans have not joined the Democrats in any of this destruction. The Republican Party has — because of you, because you let them hear from you — not gone bipartisan. They have not joined this failure. In fact, there are people in the House (from John Boehner to Mike Pence, to Eric Cantor, to Paul Ryan) who are doing everything that they can. Jim DeMint over in the Senate, Tom Coburn over in the Senate, these people, especially now don’t deserve to be bashed or lumped in a generalized way with all the bad apples in Washington because all of them there are not bad apples.

These people really, I think, deserve some attaboys. I happen to think that. You know, these guys that I’ve just named, they’re really, really, really going against instinctive grain, operating the way they are. It’s so much easier for you if you just go along. Your life is so much more enjoyable there if you just go along. The media will like you, the Democrats will pretend they like you. Now, these guys are resisting all of that, and I’m going to call ‘em out. I would have identified, by name, those who are undermining this country, and I would have held them to account for the radical policies that they are seeking to impose upon us, and I would have identified the source of those radical policies: And that’s Barack Obama and Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and whoever else you want to name on the White House staff or in the Democrat Party, or any union head. Because that’s who we’re up against. It was just, I thought, great opportunity to keep the momentum going rather than put the brakes on.

I would have tried making people laugh. I’m pretty good at that sometimes because I would have been having fun. I know I’d have been having fun. I’d have fed off the audience energy. Who knows what else I would have come up? I mean, I didn’t know what I was gonna say last year ’til I got up there and started speaking. I never know what I’m gonna say. Sometimes I go out with five or six little outlines, but other than that, I don’t know. This is the Conservative Political Action Committee. It’s not some group of Libertarians. I would have defended conservatism and I would have promoted conservatism and I would have reminded people conservatism is the solution. Conservatism is the answer for this country’s problems and challenges that we face. Nobody’s out there defending bad Republican policies.

The point at this stage is to support the conservatives in and outside public office. I certainly would not have ignored the other team on the field, the Democrats. They’re the only reason we’re in this mess. The Democrat Party is the only reason we are threatened with the things we’re threatened with. The Democrat Party. Solely. They own it. There’s no evidence I see of anybody colluding with the Democrats on this health care business. There’s not one Republican vote in the Senate for it. In the House there was one, I think, from the guy in Louisiana and he said he’s not going to do it a second time. I woulda had a real tough time not talking about cap and trade, Card Check, Miranda rights for terrorists, tax increases, breaking the bank of the American private sector. It would have been very difficult for me to be critical of Dick Cheney.

But to each his own. There are motivations for people who do what they do — and I, as a highly trained broadcast specialist, I think I know what’s going on and why various people are doing what they’re doing and taking positions that they’re taking. But the best way to insure that Obama succeeds is to think that we need a third party. All the momentum that we’ve got going right now is just going to hit a brick wall if a third party starts, particularly on the basis that there’s “no difference between the two parties.” I guarantee you there’s not a Republican I know, elected or unelected, that would propose anything Obama has. They haven’t joined him. We are at this great crossroads in our history because of people who hold a particular ideological point of view. I don’t care what you want to call them. I call them liberals because that’s what they hate and that’s what they are and that’s what the American people reject.

One year after the inauguration of Barack Obama there is a conservative ascendancy within the Republican Party, and it needs to be encouraged, not beaten down. It needs to be inspired. We need to thank them and join them.


Wild Thing's comment.....

I agree with what they are saying. These comments they have made came as the final straw happened with Glenn Beck's speech at CPAC. I heard his speech and was greatly disappointed. I thought at least at CPAC he would appreciate what the conservatives have been doing, the hard work, Tea Parties etc.

Beck has stated many times he is not a Republican and that is OK, but to lump both parties together over and over again as he does not only gets tiresome, it is distructive to our goal as conservatives IMO to take our country back. I agree too we have had several politicans that have stood tall and strong agsinst the left, against Pelosi, Obama, Reid etc. and spoken out. Many times I have posted my respect for these people and how they led the way for Drill here Drill now, fight against Obamacare, Cap and Trade, etc. Glenn it seems cannot see the difference.

Just one more thing it blew me away too when Beck said McCain would have been worse then Obama. I realize Beck likes the dramatic but to say such a thing........well it is over the top. As you know I am no McCain fan. I appreciate and respect his service, I feel horrible he was a POW. But what he and John Kerry did about the remaining POW's in Vietnam and many other things he has been a great disappointment. But to say he is worse then Obama, OMG, not even close.

I hope Glenn listens to what they are saying and thinks about it.

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February 23, 2010

Missle Defense Agency Changes Their Logo To Look Like Obama Logo!

Check out the snazzy new logo designed for the Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency. It appears to be a mixture of Obama's campaign logo and an Islamic crescent.

This is one of those things that makes you say to yourself, "Is this really happening? Can this really be the new patch for the DoD's Missile Defense Agency?" Apparently it is, as the official Missile Defense Agency website confirms.

Is it self-aggrandizing hubris? An Islamic crest? A bizarre mixture of the two? Or just an amazing coincidence?

This is the OLD Logo they had.


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

This stuff does not happen in a vacuum or by accident; so we can guess the Kenyan Clown thinks it is best to promote Islam for going to the moon and space so he and his Islamic brothers in the great cause can worship at the altar of Allah on the moon

Note how it looks like a crescent moon and a star.

I thought this just had to be a hoax, just had to be.

So I went to their home page listed in the article.

I also double checked that this is the actual home page of MDA and sadly, confirmed what you said. This is indeed their new logo.

It is beyond belief. Ordering NASA to do “outreach to Muslims”, having MDA change their logo from one that shows intercepting an enemy missile to one reminding one of Muslim symbols and Obama campaign logo... it shows Obama’s priorities.

And they don’t include defense or wellbeing of the American people.

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Obama ~ If GOP Filibusters, We’ll Pass Health Reform Via Reconciliation

White House: If GOP Filibusters, We’ll Pass Health Reform Via Reconciliation

In the course of unveiling Obama’s new health reform proposal on a conference call with reporters this morning, White House advisers made it clearer than ever before: If the GOP filibusters health reform, Dems will move forward on their own and pass it via reconciliation.

The assertion, which is likely to spark an angry response from GOP leaders, ups the stakes in advance of the summit by essentially daring Republicans to try to block reform.

“The President expects and believes the American people deserve an up or down vote on health reform,” White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said on the call.

Pfeiffer said no decision had been made how to proceed, pending the outcome of the summit. But he added that Obama’s proposal is designed to have “maximum flexibility to ensure that we can get an up or down vote if the opposition decides to take the extraordinary step of filibustering health reform.”

Translation: If the GOP doesn’t cooperate with us in any meaningful sense, we’re moving forward on our own.

Also on the call, White House advisers detailed Obama’s new proposal, which was just posted on the White House web site, and discussed the ways it seeks a compromise between the Senate and House proposals. Among the details:

* As expected, the plan has no public option — but this does not preclude a reconciliation vote on the public option later.

* The proposal boosts the threshold for the “Cadillac” tax on the most expensive health plans from $23,000 for a family plan to $27,500. That’s actually a better deal than some labor officials were expecting, though some House Dems will still be angry that the tax is being included at all.

* The proposal also preserves the Senate bill’s state-based exchanges, and does not have a national exchange, as the House bill did.

* However, House Dems will be cheered by the fact that Obama’s compromise closes the Medicare prescription drug “donut hole” coverage gap.

* Also, the bill nixes Ben Nelson’s Nebraska deal and boosts Federal financing for Medicaid expansion in all states.

* And finally, as expected, Obama’s proposal creates a Federal panel to monitor and block exorbitant rate hikes and other unfair practices by the insurance industry.

One final note: On the call, Pfeiffer was careful to note that the proposal is not the product of an agreement between the House and Senate, but rather is “the President’s bill.” This is meant to preclude GOP efforts to cast the proposal as the product of a backroom deal. The lines are drawn.

Update: Eric Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring emails a response:

The Obama plan costs a trillion dollars, puts government in control of personal health decisions, and allows the government to set prices in the private market. That mirrors the Pelosi/Reid plans that have already been soundly rejected by the bipartisan majority of Americans.

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

This is the most blantant “against the will of the people” governing ever seen in our country’s history. That communist, America hating, liar in the white house sounds more like a Communist Dictator every time he opens his mouth.

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

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Journalist Bets He Can Endure 15 Seconds Of Waterboarding

Video has been removed by user at YouTube. journalist Mike Guy underwent waterboarding by a trained member of the U.S. military in the site's new Lab Rat feature.

There is no permanent damage done... but the response is immediate. A much more humane and effective way to obtain critical intelligence quickly without brutalizing the prisoner. Sure beats electrocution, ripping off finger nails, acid showers, whippings/beatings, cutting off limbs, removing eyes & tongues, drilling out teeth, dislocating shoulders, burning, and other ways that the enemies of our freedom use.

Guy bet that he could endure 15 seconds of the interrogation technique used by the Bush administration on al Qaeda chief Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Zubaydah

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

The enemy we’re facing is slightly more committed, fanatical, and tough than a journalist. I don't consider this to be torture.

KSM lasted 17 seconds and spilled his guts about everything to the interrogators. 17 seconds for a man committed to dying for his cause. The brilliance of water boarding is that it takes physiology into account along with the psychological fear of drowning.

We have been waterboarding close to 500 of our own troops and aviators annually for dozens of years during SERE training.

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

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

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Justice Department Clears Bush Interrogation Lawyers of Misconduct

Justice Department Clears Bush Interrogation Lawyers of Misconduct

FOX News

Justice Department lawyers showed "poor judgment" but did not commit professional misconduct when they authorized CIA interrogators to use waterboarding and other harsh tactics at the height of the U.S. war on terrorism, an internal review released Friday found.

The decision closes the book on one of the major lingering investigations into the counterterrorism policies of George W. Bush's administration. President Barack Obama campaigned on abolishing the simulated drowning technique of waterboarding and other tactics that he called torture, but he left open the question of whether anyone would be punished for authorizing such methods.

An initial review by the Justice Department's internal affairs unit found that former government lawyers Jay Bybee and John Yoo had committed professional misconduct, a conclusion that could have cost them their law licenses. But, underscoring just how controversial and legally thorny the memos have become, the Justice Department's top career lawyer reviewed the matter and disagreed.

"This decision should not be viewed as an endorsement of the legal work that underlies those memoranda," Assistant Deputy Attorney General David Margolis wrote in a memo released Friday.
Margolis, the top nonpolitical Justice Department lawyer and a veteran of several administrations, called the legal memos "flawed" and said that, at every opportunity, they gave interrogators as much leeway as possible under U.S. torture laws. But he said Yoo and Bybee were not reckless and did not knowingly give incorrect advice, the standard for misconduct.

The Office of Professional Responsibility, led by another veteran career prosecutor, Mary Patrice Brown, disagreed.

"Situations of great stress, danger and fear do not relieve department attorneys of their duty to provide thorough, objective and candid legal advice, even if that advice is not what the client wants to hear," her team wrote in a report that criticized the memos for a "lack of thoroughness, objectivity and candor."

The internal report also faulted then-Attorney General John Ashcroft and then-Criminal Division chief Michael Chertoff for not scrutinizing the memos and recognizing their flaws, but the report did not cite them for misconduct.

Yoo is now a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and Bybee is a federal judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in San Francisco. The decision spares them any immediate sanctions, though state bar associations could independently take up the matter.

The memos authorized CIA interrogators to use waterboarding, keep detainees naked, hold them in painful standing positions and keep them in the cold for long periods of time. Other techniques included depriving them of solid food and slapping them. Sleep deprivation, prolonged shackling and threats to a detainee's family were also used.

Republicans said the memos, authored by two well-respected attorneys, gave the CIA the authority it needed to keep America safe in the panic-filled months after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Many have criticized the Obama administration for trying to politicize legal advice.
"We can only hope that the department's decision will establish once and for all that dedicated public officials may have honest disagreements on difficult matters of legal judgment without violating ethical standards," Bybee's lawyer, Maureen Mahoney, said Friday.
Obama has said CIA interrogators who relied on the memos will not face charges for their behavior. A separate criminal inquiry is under way into whether a handful of CIA operatives crossed the line, leading to the death of detainees.

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

The LEFT world will not like the outcome. The Bush administration was already convicted in their minds and all that remained was the jail sentence!

“poor judgement” is in the eye of the beholder. I think Yoo’s judgement was exceptional and I applaud all involved for preventing further deaths at the hands of jihadist scum. Especially President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

The democrat party and big media has been infiltrated top to bottom by out-and-out enemies of America, and it’s time we realized that we are past the point of politics. We are at war, and the enemy is very much within.

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

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New U.S. Senator Helps Democrats Advance Jobs Bill

New U.S. senator helps Democrats advance jobs bill



A modest job-creation bill advanced in the U.S. Senate on Monday as the chamber's newest Republican bucked his party and sided with Democrats on a $15 billion package of tax cuts and highway spending.

Republican Scott Brown joined four other Republicans, 55 Democrats and two independents to overcome a procedural hurdle that sets up a final vote later this week.

Brown was widely hailed as a conservative hero after his surprise victory in Massachusetts last month gave Republicans enough seats to block most Democratic legislation.

His election prompted President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats to call for increased bipartisanship, and an earlier version of the bill was written with Republican input.

But key Republicans withdrew their support after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scaled it back.

Brown said the bill was not perfect but would help put people back to work.

"I hope my vote today is a strong step toward restoring bipartisanship in Washington," he said in a statement.

The bill includes a tax credit for businesses that hire unemployed workers, subsidies for state and local construction bonds and $19.5 billion to shore up a highway-construction fund.

Much of the cost is offset by a crackdown on offshore tax shelters.

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

For one of his first votes this one is about as tone deaf as it gets, especially since it was a vote to table discussion on the Senate "jobs" bill boondoggle.

This is what his page says at Facebook.

“I came to Washington to be an independent voice, to put politics aside, and to do everything in my power to help create jobs for Massachusetts families. This Senate jobs bill is not perfect. I wish the tax cuts were deeper and broader, but I am voting for it because it contains measures that will help put people back work. ... I hope for improvements in that process going forward.”

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

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Obama's Muslim Envoy Radical ~ Lied About Supporting Terror Suspect

Obama’s envoy to the Islamic bloc, Rashad Hussain, acknowledged Friday that he was accurately quoted in 2004 as calling the treatment of activist Sami al-Arian, then facing trial for supporting a Palestinian terrorist group. He had lied about the comment earlier in the week. The White House announced after the fact that they continue to have confidence in the Muslim radical.


U.S. Atty Gen. Holder admits 9 Obama Dept. of Justice appointees worked for terrorist detainees

Washington Examiner

Attorney General Eric Holder says nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department. But he does not reveal any names beyond the two officials whose work has already been publicly reported. And all the lawyers, according to Holder, are eligible to work on general detainee matters, even if there are specific parts of some cases they cannot be involved in.

Holder's admission comes in the form of an answer to a question posed last November by Republican Sen. Charles Grassley. Noting that one Obama appointee, Principal Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal, formerly represented Osama bin Laden's driver, and another appointee, Jennifer Daskal, previously advocated for detainees at Human Rights Watch, Grassley asked Holder to give the Senate Judiciary Committee "the names of political appointees in your department who represent detainees or who work for organizations advocating on their behalf…the cases or projects that these appointees work with respect to detainee prior to joining the Justice Department…and the cases or projects relating to detainees that have worked on since joining the Justice Department."

In his response, Holder has given Grassley almost nothing. He says nine Obama political appointees at the Justice Department have advocated on behalf of detainees, but did not identify any of the nine other than the two, Katyal and Daskal, whose names Grassley already knew. "To the best of our knowledge," Holder writes, during their employment prior to joining the government, only five of the lawyers who serve as political appointees in those components represented detainees, and four others either contributed to amicus briefs in detainee-related cases or were otherwise involved in advocacy on behalf of detainees.

Holder says other Obama appointees, like Holder himself, came from law firms which represented detainees but did no work on behalf of the terrorist prisoners. But other than Katyal and Daskal, Holder does not reveal any names of any Obama appointees, nor does he mention the cases they worked on.

And what are they recused from, anyway? Very little. Holder writes that Katyal has not worked on any Guantanamo detainee matters but has participated in litigation involving detainees who continue to be detained at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan and in litigation involving [Ali Saleh Kahlah] al-Marri, who was detained on U.S. soil." As for Daskal, "she has generally worked on policy issues related to detainees," Holder writes. "Her detainee-related work has been fully consistent with advice she received from career department officials regarding her obligations."

As for everyone else, Holder lists no names and no cases, but in a paragraph filled with modifiers, he makes it clear that all the lawyers who had advocated for detainees are free to work on general detainee matters.

The senior Department officials referenced above, like other political appointees who are similarly situated, have recused from particular matters regarding specific detainees in which their former firms represent the detainee or another party and from decisions relating specifically to the dispositions of particular detainees represented by their former firms.

These recusals pertain to decisions relating to particular matters involving specific parties who are or have been represented by their former law firms within the relevant time period. However, as noted above, these senior officials have been authorized to participate in policy and legal decisions regarding detainee matters, in particular matters regarding specific detainees whom their prior employer did not represent, and in decisions relating to the disposition of such detainees.

Finally, it is possible that there are more than nine political appointees who worked for detainees. Holder tells Grassley that he did not survey the Justice Department as a whole but instead canvassed several large offices within the organization.

Bottom line: Holder revealed no names beyond the two already publicly known. He revealed no cases from which Justice political appointees recused themselves. The letter, which will likely be interpreted on Capitol Hill as a thumb-your-nose statement, is sure to anger Republican senators more than satisfy them.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) is warring with Attorney General Eric Holder over potential conflicts of interest in the Department of Justice over the handling of terrorist detainees. In a recent letter to Grassley, Holder admitted that nine Obama Justice Department appointees represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the department. Holder acknowledged only two by name — principal deputy solicitor general Neal Katyal, a former attorney for Osama bin Laden’s driver, and Jennifer Daskal, a former detainee advocate at Human Rights Watch.

In an interview with National Review Online, Grassley fumed. Holder’s letter, he said, which was sent in response to a request Grassley made last November, leaves much unanswered. “The country has the right to know what the predilections of people in the Justice Department are toward terrorism, especially if they’re giving constitutional rights to terrorists,” he says. “They’re going to regret hiding names. I don’t know why they’re hiding, unless they have something to hide.”
“To me, this is a case of our own public servants or political appointees having an agenda of their own instead of being concerned with the national security of the United States,” Grassley says. “This letter creates a lot of suspicion about conflicts of interest, and it’s out of character for an administration that promised transparency. If I was in the majority, this would demand a hearing or an investigation.” He adds that all attorneys who have been involved with terrorist detainee cases before joining the department should reveal themselves, or be revealed by Holder, and recuse themselves from any case involving terrorists and national security.


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

“Attorney General Eric Holder says nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department.”

Just a coincidence I’m sure. It couldn’t possibly be brothers-in-alluh helping one another or anything like that. NAH!

And I remember how Eric Holder successfully argued for the pardoning of the FLAN terrorists for Clinton.

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February 22, 2010

"The Pacific" March 14, 2010 - HBO ( the latest trailer)

This is the latest trailer for the 10-part miniseries "The Pacific" March 14, 2010 - HBO

The miniseries premiere will take place at San Diego’s USS Midway Museum on February 25. County Supervisor Greg Cox said some of “The Pacific” actors will be on hand for the invitation-only screening, to be attended by veterans and members of the local military community. San Diego will be one of 15 cities participating in the national launch of the miniseries.


A Conversation With The Executive Producers


Production Budget : $150 millions
Directors : - Carl Franklin
- David Nutter
- Timothy Van Patten
Writers : - Robert Leckie (Book)
- Eugene Sledge (Book)
- Bruce C. McKenna
Shooting places : Australia

Joseph Mazzello... Eugene B. Sledge
William Sadler... Lieutenant General Lewis 'Chesty' Burwell Puller
Jacob Pitts...Hoosier
Isabel Lucas... Gwen
Ashton Holmes... Sid Phillips
Matt Craven... Dr. Grant
Jon Seda... John 'Manila' Basilone
Cariba Heine... Phyllis
Brendan Fletcher... Bill Leyden
Joshua Close... Edward Sledge
James Badge Dale... Robert Leckie
Rami Malek... Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton
Nathan Corddry... Pvt. Loudmouth
Matthew Dale... Sgt John Marmet
Jon Bernthal... Rodriguez
Nikolai Nikolaeff... Rear Echelon Man
Damon Herriman... Merrin
Gary Sweet... Haney
Martin McCann... R.V. Burgin
Betty Buckley


The intertwined real-life journeys of three U.S. Marines Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge and John Basilone across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II, in an infantry division nicknamed "The Old Breed" for its position as the oldest and largest active duty division of the U.S. Marine Corps. With the support of their fellow Marines and comrades in the Navy, Air Force and Army, the 1st Marine Division was at the forefront of many of hardest-fought campaigns of the Pacific War.. The miniseries follows these men and their fellow Marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day.


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

I am really looking forward to seeing this 10 part series. I wanted to keep you up to date as to the newest trailer and the start date for it's appearing on HBO.

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Going Against The Will Of The People Obama To Propose Giving Feds NEW POWER!

Obama will propose giving feds NEW POWER to block 'excessive rate increases' by health insurance companies.

NY Times


Obama will propose on Monday giving the federal government new power to block excessive rate increases by health insurance companies, as he rolls out comprehensive legislation to revamp the nation’s health care system, White House officials said Sunday.

By focusing on the effort to tighten regulation of insurance costs, a new element not included in either the House or Senate bills, Mr. Obama is seizing on outrage over recent premium increases of up to 39 percent announced by Anthem Blue Cross of California and moving to portray the Democrats’ health overhaul as a way to protect Americans from profiteering insurers.

Congressional Republicans have long denounced the Democrats’ legislation as a “government takeover” of health care. And while they are likely to resist any expansion of federal authority over existing state regulators, they will face a tough balancing act at the meeting with the president to avoid appearing as if they are willing to allow steep premium increases like those by Anthem.

The White House has held details of Mr. Obama’s bill extremely tight, leaving even top Democrats in Congress anxiously awaiting the text to be released Monday.

The Obama administration has sought to portray the situation as a warning of what could happen to many more Americans if Congress does not act to overhaul the health system.

The president’s bill would grant the federal health and human services secretary new authority to review, and to block, premium increases by private insurers, potentially superseding state insurance regulators. The bill would create a new Health Insurance Rate Authority, made up of health industry experts that would issue an annual report setting the parameters for reasonable rate increases based on conditions in the market.

Officials said they envisioned the provision taking effect immediately after the health care bill is signed into law.

The legislation would call on the secretary of health and human services to work with state regulators to develop an annual review of rate increases, and if increases are deemed “unjustified” the secretary or the state could block the increase, order the insurer to change it, or even issue a rebate to beneficiaries.

The new rate board would be composed of seven members, including consumer representatives, an insurance industry representative, a physician and other experts like health economists and actuaries, the White House said. The board’s annual report would offer guidance to the public and states on whether rate increases should be approved.

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

Obama wants to make all private insurance go out of business, then the government will step in and “save us”, by providing us with socialized, government run health insurance.

And he’s only been in office for a year. He is going against the will of the people and pretends he is the only branch in government.

Price controls never turn out well. Obamacare can’t beat the free market and the American people know this, that’s why they don’t want it. It is no surprise that Obama wants to destroy the free market, cause massive problems and step in and ‘save the day.’

This is how big government works. The statists create problems and then present themselves as the solution.

He is a wannabe dictator, big difference. What Barry the Marxist Kenyan wants and what he will get are not the same. He is trying to concentrate power in the executive branch. He will fail.

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Congressman Mike Pence on Meet The Press ~ "Democrats spell summit S-E-T-U-P"

Congressman Mike Pence appeared on "Meet the Press" on Sunday, February 21, 2010 alongside Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne, Wall Street Journal Columnist Peggy Noonan, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).

Wild Thing's comment......

Good for Pence. Keep it up, say it like it is and don't back down.

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Way Overrated Colin Powell When Asked If He Has Regrets About Endorsing Obama

Big Government

Powell on Face the Nation asked if he as regrets voting for Obama.

For more than a year after Barack Obama became president, there was no word from Colin Powell about a man he described as having “great insight into the challenges we’re facing of a military and political and economic nature.” Today, Powell broke his silence. Did he have the courage to admit his mistake, his blunder, his betrayal?

No. Speaking on Face the Nation, Powell said he did not regret endorsing Obama, though the former Republican appointee could not bring himself to say much of anything positive about him. He claimed, absurdly, that the nation is more financially secure since The One took office and that “slowly but surely we are starting to see the kind of improvements the American people wanted and voted for him for.” Lackadaisical leadership, cronyism and corruption, massive unemployment, soaring deficits, weakness overseas – does General Powell really believe that these are the changes the American people wanted?

Let’s compare Powell’s analytical skills now with his purported sagacity during the campaign. Just weeks before the 2008 presidential election, he went on television to attack John McCain and the Republican Party. He then, in his wisdom, endorsed Barack Obama:

“I watched Mr. Obama during this seven-week period. And he displayed a steadiness, an intellectual curiosity, a depth of knowledge and an approach to looking at problems like this and picking a vice president that, I think, is ready to be president on day one. And also, in not just jumping in and changing every day, but showing intellectual vigor. I think that he has a definitive way of doing business that would serve us well.

Mr. Obama has given us a more inclusive, broader reach into the needs and aspirations of our people. He’s crossing lines–ethnic lines, racial lines, generational lines. He’s thinking about all villages have values, all towns have values, not just small towns have values.

I come to the conclusion that because of his ability to inspire, because of the inclusive nature of his campaign, because he is reaching out all across America, because of who he is and his rhetorical abilities – and we have to take that into account – as well as his substance – he has both style and substance – he has met the standard of being a successful president, being an exceptional president. I think he is a transformational figure. He is a new generation coming into the world — onto the world stage, onto the American stage, and for that reason I’ll be voting for Senator Barack Obama.

And I have watched him over the last two years as he has educated himself, as he has become very familiar with these issues. He speaks authoritatively. He speaks with great insight into the challenges we’re facing of a military and political and economic nature. And he is surrounding himself, I’m confident, with people who’ll be able to give him the expertise that he, at the moment, does not have. And so I have watched an individual who has intellectual vigor and who dives deeply into issues and approaches issues with a very, very steady hand. And so I’m confident that he will be ready to take on these challenges on January 21st.”

Can you honestly say you are still confident, General Powell? If not, the nation deserves an apology from you. General Powell, Douglas MacArthur’s words from 1962 speak to you today: “the very obsession of your public service must be Duty, Honor, Country.”

Schieffer: "That's what you said, now Barack Obama who came to Washington, promised to change things, not much has changed, Congress is in a total mess now, in total gridlock, his critics are having a field day. Any regrets about endorsing Barack Obama?"

Powell: "None whatsoever, I think it was the right choice when the nation voted for him"


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

Powell needs to get a clue that no country has prospered under Marxism.

The U.S. Veteran Dispatch has information
everyone should know about Powell!. Titled " Colin Powell: Not the Man You Think ".

Anybody with half a military mind knows that Obama's policies are putting us into a dangerous situation. If Powell doesn't know this, he is even dumber than I thought. If Powell has the audacity to show up at any Republican/Conservative events, I hope he is booed off the stage. Let him know what we think of him.

....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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Toyota: Dems 'not industry friendly'

An internal Toyota memo ridiculed the radicals in the White House and Congress for their unfriendly industry practices.

Toyota: Dems 'not industry friendly'


Internal Toyota documents derided the Obama administration and Democratic Congress as “activist” and “not industry friendly," a revelation that comes days before the giant automaker's top executives testify on Capitol Hill amid a giant recall.

According to a presentation obtained under subpoena by the House Oversight and Government Relations committee, Toyota referred to the “changing political environment” as one of its main challenges and anticipated a "more challenging regulatory" environment under the Obama administration's purview.

This document, in addition to piles of other records, will be front and center this week as the Japanese automaker girds to face lawmakers hungry for answers about a recall that has the company teetering.

Upwards of 8 million cars have been recalled in the U.S. and worldwide, amid reports of Toyota's vehicles accelerating rapidly. The problems have turned political, as the company has shuttered some American factories, potentially resulting in layoffs.

The oversight committee, which is led by Democrat Ed Towns of New York and Republican Darrell Issa of California, will seek to discover if Toyota was forthright in disclosing problems with rapid acceleration – and if the government was responsible and quick in investigating such complaints.

Toyota has launched an image rehabilitation campaign on Capitol Hill, and its top lobbyist has sent emails to Congressional aides in an attempt to shape its image amid this crisis.

Committee aides say the presentation, which was obtained by POLITICO, gives the clearest view into the minds of Toyota executives.

Aides believe the presentation was an explanatory slideshow prepared to explain the inner-workings of Toyota’s Washington lobbying operations. It includes a responsibility flow chart, in addition to resources the office calls upon, including The Brookings Institution and the Chamber of Commerce.

The slideshow is titled “Toyota Washington, DC” and the cover sheet is labeled “Yoshi Inaba” – the president of Toyota North America, who is slated to testify.

It is a peek into how Toyota executives view the American political environment.

The “Activist Administration & Congress – increasing laws & regulations” is listed as one of “Toyota Challenges,” as is “Massive government support for Detroit automakers.”

The July 2009 presentation also says the Department of Transportation and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration “under Obama administration” is “not industry friendly,” and anticipates a “more challenging regulatory and enforcement environment.”

It says the NHTSA “new team has less understanding of engineering issues and are primarily focused on legal issues.”
“While the administration may have changed, the bureaucracy itself has not and we must ensure that government regulators give every possible consumer concern its due diligence,” said Republican Oversight spokesman Kurt Bardella.


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

Obama and his cronies in power aren’t America “friendly” either. They hate this country more than our enemies do.

More and more every business in America, whether a home based one person small enterprise to a 100,000 employee company has exactly the same opinion as Toyota.

Internal Toyota documents derided the Obama administration and Democratic Congress as “activist” and “not industry friendly," a revelation that comes days before the giant automaker's top executives testify on Capitol Hill amid a giant recall.

Welcome to the fight, Toyota. The first step is to identify your enemy.

Obama is trying to destroy non-union Toyota for their decision to walk away from a union operated plant in California- the same plant that GM walked away from.

A recession is when your neighbor is out of work. A depression is when you are out of work. A recovery is when Obama is out of work.

And this past week Japan surpassed China as the majority foreign holder of US debt. Obama is about to meet some Samurai.

The Japanese and Okinawans want the Marines out of Okinawa. And, talks about removing US presence from Misawa AB and Yakota AB. This was an ABC article from Jack Tapper last November.....very interesting article :

Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reached an agreement on creating a bilateral working group to resolve issues surrounding the 2006 agreement reached between the US and Japan on the US moving a military base on Okinawa.
More than half of the roughly 47,000 US troops on Japan are located at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on the island of Okinawa.

....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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McConnell: 'Not clear' If GOP Can Block Majority-vote Tactic On Healthcare

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell told Chris Wallace today on FOX News Sunday that he was not certain if the GOP would be able to block the democrat’s latest attempt to take over the health care industry.

McConnell: 'Not clear' if GOP can block majority-vote tactic on healthcare

The Hill

It’s “not clear” whether enough Democrats will defect on a majority-vote procedure on health legislation to stop it, the Senate’s top Republican said Sunday.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that opposition to using a maneuver to bypass filibuster rules would be bipartisan, but hedged as to whether it would be strong enough to block such a tactic.
“There’ll be a lot of Democrats who will vote against it,” McConnell said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” about the controversial budget reconciliation process. “Whether there will be 11 Democrats who will vote against it is not clear.”
At issue is the the process Senate Democratic leaders have indicated they will use to finish healthcare reform legislation. That process, called budget reconciliation, would allow senators to pass final changes to the original health bill they’d passed in December using only a simple majority of votes, instead of the 60 normally needed to end a filibuster.

The Senate's top Republican promised Sunday morning that he and his members will attend President Obama's health care summit on Thursday "ready to participate" but said the Democrats are being "arrogant" by refusing to scrap their legislation and start over.

"You know, they are saying, "Ignore the wishes of the American people. We know more about this than you do. And we're going to jam it down your throats no matter what," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Fox News Sunday.

“The only thing bipartisan about it would be the opposition to this, because a number of Democrats have said don’t do this, this is not the way to go,” McConnell said.
McConnell and Reid, along with other House and Senate leaders from both parties, will also head to the White House on Thursday for a bipartisan, televised summit on healthcare.
But the Republican leader castigated the White House and congressional Democrats for appearing to go ahead with crafting their own bill ahead of the summit, giving the appearance that any real, bipartisan input may be foreclosed at the meeting.
"If they're going to lay out the plan they want to pass four days in advance, then what are we doing there on Thursday?" McConnell asked.

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

They have GOT to stop this thing......somehow!!!

Our Constitution requires that the legislative branch write our laws, not the President.

Republicans need to use this opportunity to talk to the American people and point out the dreadful provisions, not to mention the cost, of Obamacare the Dems want to shove down the throats of the American people, despite the strong opposition.

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February 21, 2010

Shocker! Ron Paul Wins CPAC10 Straw Poll

FOX News

Paul, a Republican congressman from Texas known for his libertarian views, ran for president in 2008 but was never a serious contender for the GOP nomination.

Romney, former Massachusetts governor and also a 2008 GOP candidate, has won the last three presidential straw polls at the annual conference. This year, he came in second, with 22 percent.

Sarah Palin, who didn't attend the conference, was a distant third in the straw poll, with 7 percent, followed by Tim Pawlenty, the Minnesota governor, and Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana.

The straw poll is not binding -- and not necessarily a good forecaster, given that in 2008, John McCain went on to take the party's nomination over Romney.

Boos as Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll


Paul's victory renders a straw poll that was already lightly contested among the likely 2012 GOP hopefuls all but irrelevant as the 74-year-old Texan is unlikely to be a serious contender for his party's nomination.

CPAC organizers were plainly embarrassed by the results, which could reduce the perceived impact of a contest that was once thought to offer a window into which White House hopefuls were favored by movement conservatives.

A spokesman for the conference rushed over to reporters following the announcement to make sure they had heard the unmistakable boos when the screen first showed Paul had won the straw poll.

2,935 votes were cast in the straw poll, the most in the history of the 37-year conference, but a fraction of the approximately 10,000 people who attended CPAC

Forty-eight percent of those who participated in the contest indicated that they were students and the divergent reaction to the results reflected the outcome.


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

According to Fox, about 10,000 present, but just 2400 voted.

Ron Paul is an isolationist, antisemitic, racist peacecreep. Ron Paul was booed when it was announced he won.

One good thing is this vote of theirs does not count in the real election, thank GOD!

Ann Coulter mentioned the place was full of college students, and now we know why.

Vote breakdown:

31% Ron Paul
22% Mitt Romney
7% Sarah Palin
6% Tim Pawlenty
5% Mike Pence
4% Newt Gingrich
4% Mike Huckabee
2% Mitch Daniels
2% Rick Santorum
2% John Thune
1% Haley Barbour
5% Other
6% Undecided

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Rest In Peace Army General Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr.

Korea. Two Silver Stars. Bronze Star with Valor device. Seven campaigns in the coldest war. Vietnam. DSC and Purple Heart.

General Haig participaated in seven Korean War campaigns including the Battle of Inchon, the Battle of Chosin Reservoir and Evacuation of Hungnam. Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. (December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010) was a retired United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.[1] In 1973 Haig served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the number-two ranking officer in the Army.[2] Haig served as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, commanding all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe.

When two of his companies were engaged by a large hostile force, Colonel Haig landed amid a hail of fire, personally took charge of the units, called for artillery and air fire support and succeeded in soundly defeating the insurgent force...the next day a barrage of 400 rounds was fired by the Viet Cong, but it was ineffective because of the warning and preparations by Colonel Haig. As the barrage subsided, a force three times larger than his began a series of human wave assaults on the camp. Heedless of the danger himself, Colonel Haig repeatedly braved intense hostile fire to survey the battlefield. His personal courage and determination, and his skillful employment of every defense and support tactic possible, inspired his men to fight with previously unimagined power. Although his force was outnumbered three to one, Colonel Haig succeeded in inflicting 592 casualties on the Viet Cong... (HQ US Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 2318 (May 22, 1967)


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

R.I.P. Condolences to his family.

He loved America and served as Nixon's Chief of Staff (Whitehouse) and Reagans's Secretary of State. Those jobs are currently held by Rahm "Dead fish" Emanuel and Hillary Clinton. No wonder our country is in the state it is.

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ATF Tries to Revoke "Montana Made" State Sovereignty Laws

ATF Tries to Revoke "Montana Made" State Sovereignty Laws

National Association for Gun Rights

We all predicted this would happen.

In a move typical for that fear-mongering organization with an ever-swelling acronym, the BATFE has written gun dealers in the states of Montana and Tennessee to let them know the BATFE will be disregarding the states' sovereign gun laws.

The "Montana Made" law, just like Tennessee's Firearms Freedom Act, is very simple.

Much of the claimed federal authority to regulate firearm sales and transfers stems from a liberal interpretation of every American tyrant's favorite subterfuge, the "interstate commerce" clause. In essence, this is what gives the BATFE its nasty teeth.

With this in mind, Montana correctly understood that any weapon made in Montana by Montana residents and sold in Montana to Montana residents is Montana's business and Montana's business alone.

Montana thus sought to take charge of its firearms industry with the application of a simple truism:

Any gun made in Montana by Montana residents and sold in Montana to Montana residents is intrastate commerce, not "interstate commerce," and thus does not full under the purview of the federal government.

Potentially, the state would be able to say goodbye to NICS checks; Brady background checks; NFA taxes, bans and NFA databases -- and most importantly, federal "assault weapons" bans, which Montana and Tennessee rightly anticipated.

In effect, the "Montana Made" law would have permitted Montana gun companies to manufacture any kind of weapon banned by federal law -- including so-called "assault weapons" -- and sell them to fellow Montana residents.

Moreover, in this scenario, no one -- neither the manufacturer nor the dealer nor the buyer -- would have to kowtow to the BATFE by paying them a $200 tax and surrendering one's privacy to their notoriously inaccurate and oft-abused National Firearms Registry.

It was a new day for freedom -- and other states besides Tennessee were thinking of following suit: Alaska, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.

Well, the BATFE -- never one to have its power downplayed (or acronym belittled)-- has written letters to both Montana and Tennessee gun dealers letting them know that they proceed at their own risk.

We can only guess what new horrors those words portend -- probably more dead housewives and children as disgruntled ATF thugs shoot-to-kill anyone suspected of perhaps owning a firearm not properly taxed and regulated by Washington, D.C., power brokers.

What else would be new.

A few of our members expressed interest in contacting the BATFE to vent some righteous anger -- the same thing we did when the Department of Defense said they were going to ban all once-fired military brass for resale.

Remember how the DoD reneged on that commitment after just a few days due to the widespread backlash from gun owners and law enforcement?

Well, this is a bit different. Writing the ATF and providing them with your information is akin to giving thieves your home address and the hours you won't be home.

We're going to take a different, less dangerous approach.

We've been talking to state officials from both Montana and Tennessee today to try to figure out the best way we can help these state laws succeed.

Dudley Brown
Executive Director
National Association for Gun Rights


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

This BILL is a shot across the Obama bow. And I pray that states and citizens keep firing and keep their powder dry. Montana is saying that the federal government has no right to regulate what goes on INSIDE their state.

This is a law passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor. It’s not about Schweitzer anymore; he did his part. Why would a Democrat sign such a law?

The answer is, “Because the people demanded it.”

This is a reaction against Obama. People have been buying guns and ammunition as has never before been seen. They KNOW Obama, and they KNOW Democrats.

And for good reason: Obama is pushing a treaty to ban reloading. Liberals are trying to regulate the components of ammunition as explosives and thus restrict ammunition. Liberals in California are nakedly attempting to circumvent the 2nd Amendment by regulating ammunition, hence making guns useless.

....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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Racism Brought To You From MSNBC's Keith Olbermann And Other Democrats


MSNBC: Many Shows with No Blacks Channel


The race-peddlin' buffoon over at MSNBC... wait, that's pretty much everyone on that network. Let me be more specific. OK, so, last night Keith Olbermann used his self-parodying Special Comment segment to ask the following question: Where are the people of color at the Tea Parties? Now, implying and outright saying that Tea Party protesters are racist is commonplace in the far left.

Olbermann's evidence that Tea Parties are overwhelmingly racist? Apparently, that there are no people of color at these rallies. That is so blatantly false as to induce uncontrollable laughter. There are people of all backgrounds at the Tea Parties.


Yo Keith Olbermann here is some racism for you and oh yessss once again it is coming from the LEFT! ~ Wild Thing

H/T Moonbattery blog

The Democrat party is a haven for racist extremism. And then there is racial hatred.......example from Boise, Idaho.

Boise State's Cultural Center director, Ro Parker , is at the center of campus controversy… because she put a racist illustration on her Facebook profile.

It began when Parker posted an image on Facebook. As the Boise State campus newspaper described, it's an "illustration" of "two black women, one of whom is pointing a finger in the face of a white man. He is holding his hands up in a position of semi-surrender. The caption reads 'shut the #### up, Whiteboy.'"
From Ro's bio:

Ro is the full-time Center Coordinator that works with students, departments and faculty in programming for the Cultural Center. … Her goal for the Cultural Center staff this year will be to plan programming that will raise awareness of marginalized groups, white privilege, identity and oppression.

Like many others in the liberal education establishment, Ms. Parker is paid in part by taxpayers to exacerbate racial hatred toward whites among impressionable college students.

The illustration was printed on handouts that were anonymously distributed across campus. Campus outcry soon followed. Student Senate President Pro Tempore Justin White explained his reaction simply: “I am siding with students. Content reflects personal opinion. Teachers get fired for this.”

Student Erin Malor said this entire episode showcases the hypocrisy of the center’s goals. “Most students on this campus are here for an education that will help them in the future, but it appears the Cultural Center is attempting to re-educate students. The sensible thing would be for [Ro] Parker to resign over this incident, to maintain the integrity of the Cultural Center.”

In this crisis for Boise State, one lesson is certain: cultural and diversity centers are well-funded at schools across the nation. They employ thousands, if not tens of thousands of individuals, who enforce a strict orthodoxy of political correctness, heavy on oppression and “identity.”

To paraphrase Ann Coulter, if you want to know what liberals are up to, just listen to what they accuse you of.


Wild Thing's comment......

The funny this is, the only people to keep bringing up Obama's color are the socialists and communists...all those on the left. Liberals sure have a strange fixation on race. And remember how horribly that left attacked Clarence Thomas, JC Watts and others too.

Also a truly wonderful person and we have emailed each other is Lieutenant Colonel Frances Rice is a native of Atlanta, ... Frances is active in the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Sarasota County. Frances became politically active in 1982 and served as a member of President Ronald Reagan's Private Sector Initiatives Task Force. She worked as a volunteer in the campaigns of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George W Bush and others. ....all Republicans. She also became a co-founder and Chairman of the National Black Republican Association, an organization that is committed to returning African Americans to their Republican Party roots. Recently she was honored as the Volunteer of the Year by the Republican Party of Sarasota County.

She has been attacked as well in the media by the left. I just heard her the other night on a late night local radio show while I was working on my blog. She was sooo awesome. She cuts right to the chase so to speak and doesw not hold back how she feels about the Democrats and how their agenda is to keep blacks down and how she works to make sure they know that it was the Democrat party that fought to try to keep them slaves and the Republicans that are the good guys.

......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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Indiana Rep. Mike Pence Speech At CPAC Totally Awesome!

Notes taken from the Washington Post

In his speech he was urging grass-roots activists to turn Democrats out of power in November and deliver the country from "the bondage of big government." Pence repeatedly brought audience members to their feet with a stirring articulation of conservative principles. Noting his party's failures to adhere to those values when they last held power in Washington, he said to cheers and applause, "We don't just need a Republican majority, we need a conservative majority on Capitol Hill."

Pence defended Republican opposition to Obama's economic and health-care policies, saying: "Some people around here like to call this the 'party of no.' Well, I say no is way underrated here in Washington, D.C. Sometimes no is just what this town needs to hear."

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) received one of the most thunderous ovations so far in the three-day conference when he delivered a stinging assault on Obama's agenda and a plea to deliver the nation from "the bondage of big government." Pence said, "This is our moment" -- not just for a Republican majority on Capitol Hill, but for a conservative one.

"Now's the time," Pence said. "It's time for all of us to do all we can to preserve what makes this country great. If you can give, give. If you can speak, speak. If you can write, write. And if you can run, run."

The loudest applause for Pence came when he mentioned the upcoming trial of Sept. 11 terror suspect Khalid Sheik Mohammed. Pence said the U.S. intelligence community should be given the tools to fight terrorism as a war and then called on the Obama administration to alter its plan to try some terror suspects in civilian courts.

And when he recycled and updated a line used by conservatives at past gatherings, he also brought down the house. "A recession is when your neighbor loses his job, and a depression is when you lose your job, and a recovery is when [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi loses her job."

Pence quoted former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who, as she was coming to power, described her country as on its knees. "America is not yet on its knees, but it's bowed," he said.

Pence then asserted, without naming names, that "officials in this administration" say privately that they see their job as "managing America's decline." He then said, "The job of the American president is not to manage American decline. The job of the American president is to reverse it."


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

Mike Pence is so great. I really like him. He led the way on Drill here Drill now and so many other things. He has never been a rino.

I realize this speech is 24 minutes long. But I promise you it is well worth watching it. If you have any time today to do so I really recommend it.

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Fort Hood Terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan Could Be Moved To Local Jail

Accused Fort Hood Gunman Could Be Moved To Local Jail


Bell County Sheriff Dan Smith confirmed Friday that his office and Fort Hood officials have been talking for several weeks about transferring accused Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan from a San Antonio military hospital to the Bell County Jail.

Hasan is charged with 13 counts of murder in the shooting rampage on Nov. 5, 2009 at the post’s Soldier Readiness Center that left 13 dead and 29 injured.

He was left paralyzed in an exchange of gunfire with two civilian police officers who are credited with ending the massacre.

For 15 years, the Bell County Jail has had a contract with Fort Hood for housing military prisoners charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

“Because of this existing contractual relationship,” Smith said, “Fort Hood has asked me to consider housing Hasan in our jail.”

Hasan’s attorney John Galligan confirmed that the Army wants to move Hasan, but said he would rather his client be transferred either to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center or to a secure location on post.

Hasan is facing an Article 32 Hearing, the military equivalent of a civilian grand jury review, which will determine whether he stands trial for the deadly shooting


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

Apparently the article is written by a touchie feeling leftie. Words like gunman instead of TERRORIST for instance.

I hope he gets a steady diet of painful beatings for the rest of his miserable life. Maybe he can have an untimely accident. And put Helen Thomas photos as pinups in his cell.

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Ann Coulter At CPAC


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

She has some good one liners which she is soooo good at.

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February 20, 2010

Iwo Jima Vets Observe Battle's 65th Anniversary

Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Larry Snowden presents Gen. James T. Conway, commandant of the Marine Corps, with a war document he carried home from the Battle of Iwo Jima at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Va., Feb. 19, 2010. The men spoke at a 65th anniversary commemoration of the battle.



Veterans and military leaders gathered February 19 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps to remember the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Iwo Jima Vets Observe Battle's 65th Anniversary



Feb. 19, 2010

Dozens of veterans of the Battle of Iwo Jima and their families gathered at the National Museum of the Marine Corps here today to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the iconic World War II battle.

The battle for Iwo Jima – the first U.S. attack on Japanese soil – is memorialized worldwide by the famous Joe Rosenthal photo of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi. Three of the six later were killed in battle.

“Iwo Jima was not the bloodiest or the longest battle” of World War II and “it probably was not even the most successful in the Pacific Island campaign,” Gen. James T. Conway, commandant of the Marine Corps, told the audience. “All that said, Iwo Jima occupies a place in our history like no other battle.”
Conway said he believes that’s a result of the determination, courage and sacrifice of the men who fought there, noting the “savagery” of the battle. “It was kill or be killed,” he said.
And that was true of both sides of the fighting, Conway said, noting a comment a Japanese lieutenant colonel made about the Americans during the battle: “They are relentless, and they fight with a mentality like they are exterminating insects.”

George Alden of Fort Worth, Texas, was a 20-year-old sergeant with 1st Battalion, 27th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division, when he stormed the volcanic ash beach in the first wave of U.S. troops onto Iwo Jima. The Japanese -- who with 21,000 troops had nearly three times more men than Alden and his unit expected -- had terraced the beach, making for an arduous climb for the troops who had no alternative but to move forward on the eight-square-mile island.

About 400 yards up the beach, Alden and his unit came upon a bunker. After taking charge of the action that demolished the bunker, Alden was seriously wounded on his left side by rifle fire. “I laid out in the open until almost dark,” he recalled.

Finally, a litter bearer approached the injured Alden. “They said they’d passed me four times thinking I was dead,” he said. They could not evacuate him until the next morning, leaving Alden and three of his comrades in a fox hole overnight.

Three days later, on the fifth day of the battle, Alden was aboard a hospital ship when a medic told him to look out the port hole over his bed. “That was when I saw the flag rising up above the smoke and haze,” he said, remembering the scene of Rosenthal’s famous photo.
Like others, Alden said, the image of the U.S. flag on the mountaintop made him think the battle soon would be over. In fact, it would last 31 more days, claiming 6,820 Americans dead or missing, and 19,000 wounded.
“We could not have guessed that Feb. 19, 1945, would start 36 of the most deadly days in the history of the Marine Corps and probably the most savage fighting we have ever engaged in,” Conway said.
For today’s Marines, Iwo Jima is the “gold standard,” the commandant said. “It drives us, it inspires us, and it gives us confidence” in training and preparedness, he said.
In the Iraq war, Conway said, a young Marine was asked about the possibility of U.S. troops wresting control of Fallujah from insurgents. “Of course we can take Fallujah,” Conway said the Marine replied. “We took Iwo Jima.”
Retired Marine Corps Gen. James L. Jones, now President Barack Obama’s national security advisor, thanked the veterans for their service. “We honor your legacy for the lives you saved,” he said.
Jones said today’s Marines gain strength from the examples set by the veterans of Iwo Jima, and he asked the audience to keep today’s Marines in mind, especially those confronting the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Ron “Rondo” Scharfe, an Iwo Jima veteran from Missoula, Mont., was 16 when he hit the Japanese island’s shores. “Our knees were shaking so bad we could barely stand up,” he said. “We didn’t know where the hell we were going. We were tight as rubber bands.”
Scharfe said he and his comrades crawled onto the beach, which already was smoking and “smelling like a junkyard” on the first day of battle. The Japanese “waited ‘til we got on the beach, then they opened up on us,” he said.

Scharfe survived nine days of Iwo Jima without serious injuries, before being sent to Okinawa. Today, he said, he thinks about the Marines in Afghanistan and thinks Iwo Jima was easier in at least one way. “At least we knew who the enemy was,” he said.

Retired Marine Corps Col. Harvey Barnum, a Medal of Honor recipient for heroism in Vietnam, said the courage of those on Iwo Jima was proven by the number of Medal of Honor recipients the battle yielded: 22 Marines and five sailors.

The commemoration of the battle is important for the veterans who remain, Barnum said.

“They’ve gotten older, but nothing has changed in their heart,” he said. “These people are all in their 80s, and they’ve come from all over the country to be here. But this will be the last time for many of them.”

Bill Toledo, Frank G. Willetto and Keith Little, Navajo code talkers, participate with other Iwo Jima veterans at a ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., Feb. 19, 2010. On Feb. 19, 1945, the United States launched its first assault against the Japanese at Iwo Jima, resulting in some of the fiercest fighting of World War II.


1945: US flag raised over Iwo Jima 2/23/1945

US troops have raised the Stars and Stripes over Iwo Jima four days after landing on the Japanese-held volcanic island.

The 28th Regiment of the 5th Marine Division took Mount Suribachi at 1030 local time.

The extinct volcano offers a strategic vantage point for the ongoing battle for control of the island.

Lying in the north-west Pacific Ocean 650 miles (1,045 kms) from Tokyo, Iwo Jima would serve as a useful base for long-range fighters to cover B-29 Superfortresses in a bombing campaign against the Japan’s capital.

Although the Stars and Stripes are flying over the island the battle is far from over and the Japanese are reported to be defending every inch of the island using elaborate underground defences.

The battle for Iwo Jima has been described as the toughest fight in US Marine history by the commander of the Marines in the Pacific, Lt-General M “Howling Mad” Smith.

On 19 February, after four days of naval and air bombardment had pounded the beaches and weakened Japanese defences, the 4th and 5th Marine Divisions landed on the south side of the island under the overall command of Vice-Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner.

After a day of little resistance, the enemy fought back in earnest.

Hidden in fortified caves and pillboxes linked by a series of tunnels they relentlessly attacked the Americans with artillery fire, grenades and other explosives as well as from the air.

The last 24 hours have seen the fiercest fighting yet with every step of the way up the mountain defended by the Japanese.

But by 1035 local time the Marines had reached the summit of Mt Suribachi.

Reporting from the US base in Guam, Admiral Chester W Nimitz said so far the battle had cost 5,372 casualties, including 644 dead, and that US carrier-based aircraft flying over the Bonin Islands north of Iwo Jima had destroyed three enemy planes.

Reuters news agency also reports Marines have finally reached the Japanese fighter-plane base in the centre of the island, which lies just 700 yards (640m) from the bomber airfield taken by the Americans two days ago.

In Context
The Japanese army and naval troops under Lt-General Kuribayashi Tadamichi fought to the death but the US Marines finally secured the whole island on 26 March in one of the bloodiest battles of the war.

Out of the 74,000 Marines that landed more than a third were killed or wounded.

The US then used the island to launch bombing raids on Japan.

The photograph of the US Marines raising the flag over Mount Suribachi was taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal and is one of the most famous images of the war. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945.

A memorial based on the photo stands at Arlington Cemetery, Virginia.

Iwo Jima was returned to Japan in 1968.


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Ron “Rondo” Scharfe, an Iwo Jima veteran from Missoula, Mont., was 16 when he hit the Japanese island’s shores. “Our knees were shaking so bad we could barely stand up,” he said. “We didn’t know where the hell we were going. We were tight as rubber bands.”

Wow 16 years old.

These true Americans heroes are leaving us so fast. I love to listen to them speaking about their past.

One Uncle was in the battle on Iwo Jima and all the other Islands, two uncles made D-day one to the beaches, the other dropped in with 101st Airborne. They have all passed away, but when they would talk about the war I woud sit with them and listen.

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Obama and Democrats Vow To Rahm Through Socialized Medicine

Obama to spell out new healthcare plan



Barack Obama is expected to publish his healthcare plan as early as Sunday or Monday, combining features of the two Democratic bills passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, congressional aides and healthcare advocates said on Friday.

The administration's bill will aim to jump-start the stalled healthcare overhaul and comes just days ahead of a planned televised White House summit with congressional Republicans, who are calling on Democrats to scrap the bills and start over with a far less sweeping proposal.

Democrats are struggling to push healthcare legislation over the finish line in the face of sagging public support and solid Republican opposition bolstered by recent election victories in Massachusetts, Virginia and New Jersey.

The legislation the White House will post on its website is expected to reflect common ground negotiated over the past several weeks by House and Senate Democratic leaders.

Those agreements are likely to be combined as a privileged budget reconciliation bill, which only needs a simple 51-vote majority to pass the 100-member Senate instead of the 60-vote supermajority that has become routine in the Senate and gives Republicans power to block the healthcare bill.

"I believe that's the path we are going to take," a senior congressional Democratic aide said.

But it is not clear, even to congressional Democrats, what the White House will include in its legislation and whether Obama will try to add proposals aimed at attracting at least some Republican support.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have not signed off on any final agreement, several Democratic aides have said.

"We are still waiting for the president to present to Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi his plan," a Democratic leadership aide told Reuters.
Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama's closest advisers, said the president would post his draft healthcare bill on the Internet in "the next couple of days."
"The president is going to craft what he thinks is a good bill. It's not going to be a perfect bill but it's going to be a good bill," she said at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


A move to use the budget reconciliation process would fuel Republican opposition even as Obama has called for more bipartisanship in the process.
"If the president is sincere about moving forward in a bipartisan fashion, he must take the reconciliation process -- which will be used to jam through legislation that a majority of Americans do not want -- off the table," said Representative Eric Cantor, the second-ranking House Republican.

The Obama face-off with Republicans will give Democrats an opportunity to try to sell their plan to the public and explain why a sweeping, comprehensive proposal is needed instead of the go slow, step-by-step approach advocated by Republicans.

At a campaign event on Friday for Reid in Nevada, Obama blasted Republicans for opposing his healthcare overhaul. "The Republicans say that they've got a better way of doing it. So, I want them to put it on the table," he said.
"We're going to move forward the Democratic proposal -- we hope the Republicans have one too," Obama said. "And we'll sit down and let's hammer it out. We'll go section by section. America can't solve our economic problems unless we tackle some of these structural problems."


Obama to Offer Health Bill to Ease Impasse (use reconciliation) as Bipartisan Meeting Approaches

NY Times

Democratic officials said the president’s proposal was being written so that it could be attached to a budget bill as a way of averting a Republican filibuster in the Senate. The procedure, known as budget reconciliation, would let Democrats advance the bill with a simple majority rather than a 60-vote supermajority.
“It will be a reconciliation bill,” one Democratic aide said. “If Republicans don’t come with any substantial offers, this is what we would do.”


Obama's Own Healthcare Proposal Readied for Launch


The White House signaled that an aggressive, all-Democratic strategy for overhauling the nation's healthcare system remains a serious option, even as President Barack Obama invites Republicans to next week's televised summit to seek possible compromises.

~snipet ~
The administration's stance could set the stage for a political showdown, with Democrats struggling to enact the president's top domestic priority and Republicans trying to block what many conservatives see as government overreach.

It's unclear whether the House or Senate can muster the necessary votes. Democrats, who hold 255 of the House's 435 seats, drew only one GOP ally when the House passed its healthcare bill, 220-215, in November. Since then, one Democrat who voted for the bill has resigned, one has died, and a third plans to leave office Feb. 28. Moreover, changes meant to meet Senate demands could peel away enough liberals on one end, and party centrists on the other, to cause the revised bill to fail.

In the Senate, Democrats control 59 seats, and reconciliation rules require only a simple majority. But several Democratic senators have expressed discomfort or outright opposition to using the rules to thwart filibusters on healthcare.

The cost of the legislation — about $1 trillion over 10 years — would be paid for through Medicare cuts and a series of tax increases. House officials said Democratic leaders are not yet pressing wary colleagues to back a healthcare bill under the special procedural rules. That could happen soon, however, if next week's summit fails to produce a bipartisan breakthrough.


UPDATE on when Obama will announce it at White House website:

FOX News

The president's proposal, which is still being written, will be posted on the Internet by Monday morning, senior administration officials and Congressional aides told the New York Times.

By piggybacking the legislation onto a budget bill, Democrats would be able to advance the bill with a simple majority of just 51 votes, averting a Republican filibuster in the Senate.

One Capitol Hill Democrat told the Times abortion remains "a wild card."

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that Obama plans to have a health proposal that "will take some of the best ideas and put them into a framework" ahead of the Feb. 25 summit.

Obama has said he is open to Republican ideas for changing the health care system. But many Democrats seriously doubt GOP leaders will support compromises that could draw enough lawmakers from both parties to create a bipartisan majority.

If next week's meeting does not break the logjam, congressional Democrats will face a tough choice. They can pass a highly diluted health care bill or nothing at all, which would send them into the November elections with a high-profile failure despite their control of Congress and the White House.

Or they can use the aggressive and contentious tactic, known as reconciliation, to pass a far-reaching health care bill in the Senate without having to face the GOP. Democrats lost their ability to block filibusters when Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown won a Senate seat last month.


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

President Obama will put forward comprehensive health care legislation .

Since when does the president write legislation?

How many times do the American people have to say NO to get these idiots in DC to listen? Obama is an an economic suicide bomber.

This is purposeful destruction of America brought to us by Obama and the democrats. They are worse then the terrorists, we can shoot the terrorists.

Another manipulative ploy by the Socialist deceiver. We can never underestimate Evil, and the lengths it will go to.

Pray for the 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


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

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Krauthammer & Limbaugh explain the Debt Reduction Task Force

RUSH: "The sad comedy and the Big Lie continue, ladies and gentlemen, unabated, and although it's not a laughing matter, it nevertheless is hilarious."

"Remember, just yesterday Joe Biden told us how well the stimulus worked and that Obama had saved us from a depression. "The number of newly laid-off workers filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly surged last week after having fallen sharply in the previous week. The gain dampened hopes about how quickly the labor..." this is a joke. The people in the media have become a recurring joke. Unexpectedly surged? Jobless claims unexpectedly surged? Who are these experts? I think they're doing this just to irritate me. "



Charles Krauthammer and Rush Limbaugh explain the fraud of the new Debt Reduction Task Force.
They both are good.

The Obama Economic Comedy: Big Lies and "Unexpected" News

It's sad, comedic, and enraging all at the same time.

Some added comments from Rush's show:

Obama appoints retreads to find a way to solve the deficit. If he wants to fix it, he should look in the mirror -- and repeal his budget with its $1.6T deficit!
"What is the liberals' answer to out-of-control government spending? You create more government to study it!"
"Who spent us into this state of ruin in one year? Barack Hussein Obama."
"There's only one guy Obama should be talking to, and that's himself. We need to send him into a carnival booth surrounded by a thousand mirrors so that whenever he talks, all he sees is himself, because he's the problem!"
"I bet you I can predict what the outcome of this blue-ribbon panel is going to be. These people are going to fix it so that there is going to be a quiet revolution in November and virtually anybody that reminds the voters of this country of anybody in the past year and a half is gone, never to get back to Washington ever again."
"The Obama administration is more intent on destroying what has led to you being able to earn money to even complain about the tax rate. They want to be able to redistribute as much of what everybody earns as possible to create as many serfs and dependents on them as they can and destroy the US private sector."

Wild Thing's comment......

So Obama creates the largest deficits in world history and then has the nerve to try to create a commission to control the deficit.

The democrat answer to everything, Form a committe instead of hitting the problem head on. They know what the cause is, they just want more time to screw up so they can implment their own plans.

Want to bet their answer will be more taxes?

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Update: Five Muslim Soldiers Questioned at Fort Jackson in South Carolina


Update: Five Muslim Soldiers Questioned at Fort Jackson in South Carolina


CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were questioned just before Christmas. It is unclear whether the men are still in custody. The five were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base.

Patrick Jones, the Deputy Public Affairs Officer for Fort Jackson, confirmed for CBN News Thursday afternoon that an investigation was ongoing.

Prior to this posting, CBN News learned that these details were also confirmed by a government official with knowledge of the investigation.

The men are suspected of trying to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson.

A source with intimate knowledge of the investigation, which is ongoing, told CBN News investigators suspect the "Fort Jackson Five" may have been in contact with the group of five Washington, D.C., area Muslims that traveled to Pakistan to wage jihad against U.S. troops in December. That group was arrested by Pakistani authorities, also just before Christmas.

Coming as it does on the heels of November's Fort Hood jihadist massacre, this news could have major implications.


And this anoither update:

Fort Jackson: The Latest


Terrorism expert Patrick Poole, an anti-terrorism consultant for the U.S. military and law enforcement, told CBN News that "if this incident had become public in late December while the military was still working on the Ft. Hood report it would have no doubt been catastrophic. What exactly happened at Ft. Jackson and why is this only coming out now? That's a question that Congress should be asking. "

"As noted in the Washington Times last month," Poole continued. "My colleagues and I have been warning of jihadist threats - both external and internal - for several years. The Pentagon has entirely ignored us and the Ft. Hood report released last month is evidence of the culture of willful blindness that wants to pretend this threat doesn't exist. Regardless of how the Ft. Jackson incident is resolved, it demonstrates that this threat is not going away."

I spoke today to Army spokesman Christopher Garver, who said the five men are not currently in custody. He was unclear whether the men who were questioned were U.S.citizens. And that brings us to another interesting wrinkle to this story.

According to my colleague, CBN Military Correspondent Chuck Holton, the 09 Lima program, which these men are a part of: specifically geared towards non-US citizens who bring to the table one very in-demand skill - the ability to speak fluent Arabic, Dari, Pashto, or some other needed language. But these recruits also have a handicap - their grasp of the English language is not sufficient to allow them to make it through basic training. So the 09 Lima program puts them through a sort of pre-basic basic, where they learn American culture, Army culture and work on their English language skills. Once they finish the course, they are then able to enter normal basic training. It' is a very small program, with something less than forty recruits in each class.

Holton continues:

Here's the interesting part. According to Lt. Col. Frank Demith, these recruits are offered an "expedited citizenship program, once they serve one day of honorable active duty."

Military service has always been a way for non-citizen US residents to obtain citizenship, and thousands have performed honorably in service to our country before it actually became their country.

Though the Army must certainly have a thorough vetting process in place to try and avoid a scenario like that described by Erick Stakelbeck's recent blog, in the case of the 09 Lima program, the ability to receive "expedited American citizenship" must present a tempting opportunity for jihadi extremists with ulterior motives.

This is relevant not only because of the Fort Hood case, but because in the last month, there was an incident (see here) of an interpreter in Afghanistan murdering U.S. troops

Stay tuned to this blog for more details as they unfold.


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

This is an update of yesterday's story and they FINALLY say Muslims.

What is most telling about this is that the Obama admin will be far more outraged that this story hit the media than they will be over the fact that there was an attempted poisoning of our military personel.

"Attempted to poison" implies that they had the poison in hand and made some attempt to use it. But the authorities sure are dancing around this one, and they've had two months already to investigate.

When Obama says “I am glad to see fallen soldiers in the audience” and “Corpse-man” it rings with an entirely new meaning in his 57 (Islamic) states. Freudian slips which he’s stupidly thinks we cannot see through to his loathing of US soldiers.

....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 Bribes Voters As He Plans On Buying Senate Seats With OUR TAX Dollars

Barack Obama held a rally for unpopular democrat Harry Reid today in Las Vegas. (Reuters)

Obama to tout housing help Friday in Las Vegas

My Way News

Rasmussen reported today that 61% of Americans want government to stay out of the housing business. This comes on the same day the Obama announced he was going to dump another $1.5 billion into the housing business in Nevada, California, Michigan, Florida and Arizona.

Barack Obama is unveiling $1.5 billion in housing help, a boost timed to his appearance in the city with the worst foreclosure crisis in the nation.

Obama’s move, detailed by aides in advance of his town hall here Friday, is the latest by a White House determined to show it is helping families rebound from a deep recession. The downturn is taking an election-year toll on Obama’s party as voter frustration builds.

Obama was to announce that housing finance agencies in the five hardest-hit states in the housing crisis will receive $1.5 billion to help spur local solutions to the problem. Those five are Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan and Nevada.

The policy wrinkle comes during a two-day Western trip with different agendas for the president. He will be back in town-hall mode, a venue that aides say allows him to connect with people and distance himself from the messy process of Washington governing.

The president is also out to help vulnerable senators protect their seats and, in turn, gain as much legislative leverage as he can.


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This fool Obama spends billions daily to solve nothing.

GRRRRR! Our money to buy votes for a candiate we do not care for- Reid.

He’s determined to bankrupt this country before we can slow him down in November. It’s a new giveaway program every freaking day.

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Obama: 'Live Within Our Means Again'

Obama signs executive order creating deficit commission

GOP leaders agree to panel on federal deficit

Washington Post

Republican leaders reluctantly consented Thursday to join Democrats on a bipartisan commission to address the government's budget problems. But they continued to reject any solution that involves higher taxes, and analysts in both parties said the effort faces a dauntingly poisoned political atmosphere.

Even as he unveiled an executive order creating the panel, Obama acknowledged that he is asking its members to attempt "the impossible." For decades, budget projections have shown that rising health-care costs and an aging population would drive the nation deeply into debt. Government spending to ease the recent recession has accelerated that process.

"The trajectory is clear, and it is disturbing," Obama said. "But the politics of dealing with chronic deficits is fraught with hard choices, and, therefore, it's treacherous to officeholders here in Washington. As a consequence, nobody has been too eager to deal with it."

Obama punted the problem to the bipartisan panel, formally known as the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and ordered it to deliver a solution by Dec. 1, well after the fall elections.

Obama said "everything is on the table" in the quest to balance spending and tax collections by 2015, an assertion that suggests he is willing to abandon his campaign pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class.

But congressional Republicans ruked out that option even before the effort gets underway. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (Ohio) issued statements urging the panel to focus on cutting spending, not raising taxes.

"The American people are deeply concerned by the amount of money politicians in Washington have been spending and they want us to get a handle on spending without raising taxes," McConnell (R-Ky.) said. "After trillions in new and proposed spending, Americans know our problem is not that we tax too little, but that Washington spends too much -- that should be the focus of this commission."


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

The only way to fix this mess is to return to the foundational principles of freedom, self reliance, and personal responsibility; and, regain the Constitution.

It’s time to take back the country.

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February 19, 2010

Five U.S. Army Arabic Translators Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina

Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina

CBN News

CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas. It is unclear whether the men are still in custody. The five were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base.

The men are suspected of trying to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson.

A source with intimate knowledge of the investigation, which is ongoing, told CBN News investigators suspect the "Fort Jackson Five" may have been in contact with the group of five Washington, DC area Muslims that traveled to Pakistan to wage jihad against U.S. troops in December. That group was arrested by Pakistani authorities, also just before Christmas.

Coming as it does on the heels of November's Fort Hood jihadist massacre, this news has major implications.


And this from FOX News

Fox News has learned that the Army is investigating allegations that five individuals attempted to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

Chris Grey, a spokesman for the Army's Criminal Investigation Division, told Fox's Catherine Herridge that these are still just allegations, and so far "there is no credible information to support them". Nevertheless, an investigation is ongoing Grey said.

Two sources at Fort Jackson revealed that the five accused individuals were detained in December, and all were enrolled in an Arabic translation training program, referred to in the Army as "Lima 09". "Each of them uses Arabic as his first language", one source told Fox.


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

This would be the 4th actual attack under this administration.

I would LOVE to see all Muslims in our military disharged along with their PC supporters. Also I vote that the military gets to have their way these terrorist pigs in a secret, undisclosed location.

Can you believe it? !!! We are just now hearing about this. That is sick. More of the “system worked” from Napolitano?

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DHS Officers Lost Guns In Restrooms, Bowling Alleys, Cars

DHS officers lost guns in restrooms, bowling alleys, cars

USA Today

In the first such accounting, Homeland Security officers lost nearly 200 weapons in bowling alleys, restrooms, unlocked cars and other unsecure areas from fall 2005 through 2008, USA TODAY's Thomas Frank reports. At least 15 guns ended up in the hands of gang members, criminals, drug users and teenagers.

The report, by Inspector General Richard Skinner, said most weapons were never found. They included hand guns, shotguns and military rifles.

He documented 289 missing firearms, though some were lost after Hurricane Katrina and others were stolen from safes.

DHS has disciplined some offenders and beefed up training.

CNN writes that 179 guns -- 74% of the total -- were lost "because officers did not properly secure them," the report said.

DHS had nearly 190,000 weapons in its inventory as of last summer, the report said. Most are assigned to Customs and Border Protection and ICE officers.

Though the number of lost guns is a tiny fraction, any lost weapon "is a very serious matter," said Hubert Williams, president of the Police Foundation, a think tank on law enforcement issues. "It reflects the competence of the officer."

HERE is the FULL Report in a PDF file


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

I wonder how many laptops full of sensitive intel were also lost.

These people are so o incompetent ! But who wants to bet they never miss cashing their checks.

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John Kerry Voter Witless Twit Meghan McCain Mouths Off Again About Republicans

Republicans vs. Republicans? Meghan McCain Rails at the Tea Party


ABC News' Huma Khan reports: Meghan McCain, the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and a self-described “progressive Republican,” today assailed the tea party movement.

Sitting in as co-host on “The View” today, McCain said she has ideological differences with the movement.

She specifically took aim at remarks by former Congressman Tom Tancredo, who suggested that people who voted for President Obama could not pass a basic civics literacy test.

“People who would not even spell the word vote or say it in English put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House... named Barack Hussein Obama," Tancredo said last week as he kicked off the Tea Party convention in Nashville, Tenn. He also ripped Sen. McCain for being a repeat of "Bush 1 and Bush 2."
“It’s innate racism, and I think it’s why young people are turned off by this movement,” McCain charged of Tancredo’s remarks. “Revolutions start with young people, not with 65-year-old people talking about literacy tests and people who can’t say the word vote in English. It’s ridiculous.”

However, McCain was mum about Sarah Palin, who headlined the tea party banquet Saturday and took several jabs at Obama herself.

“I got a book coming out in August and I’d be happy to come back and tell you everything in August,” McCain said, when asked what her father thinks about Palin.

This is not the first time McCain has criticized the tea party movement.

Speaking at the University of Florida last month, the 25-year-old downplayed their influence.

“These people are not as relevant as they say they are,” she said. “I think my father would be president if they were really that powerful.”

McCain has also repeatedly called for “Old School” Republicans to embrace progressives like herself.


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

A more proper title would be Conservatives vs. RINOs.

Oh please, somebody flush this walking toilet!!! Meghan McCain is an attention wh*re who presumes to speak for all “young” Republicans only because her Dad’s name is John McCain. This individual is in reality a progressive idiot (i.e. getting dumber all the time; note: that's hard to do for Meghan). She prefers the Islamists or Taliban to American conservatives.

“Revolutions start with young people, not with 65-year-old people talking about literacy tests and people who can’t say the word vote in English. It’s ridiculous.”

Oh brother. Stuff a sock in it, sister. Your ignorance knows no bounds.

Please, please, please, do the country a favor and vote her father out of office, please. She is a if John McCain goes away, so does she.

Cindy McCain does a high profile ad supporting gay rights, Meghan is a hardened leftist always in the news, and John McCain is all over telling us that he’s a die-hard conservative.

She said she has another book coming out in September. She alluded to the fact that she’s going to take on Palin in this book.

Meghan you are not a republican. I don’t care what you think you are but I know what I think you are and it is most certainly not a republican. What is a “progressive Republican”? A very dumb liberal DemocRAT.

Jimmy Carter had his brother Billy and Juan McPain has Meghan.

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

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Happy Birthday Jack

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

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

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

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Obama Eyes Western Land for National Monuments, Angering Some

Obama Eyes Western Land for National Monuments, Angering Some

By William La Jeunesse

More than a dozen pristine landscapes, wildlife habitats and scenic rivers in 11 Western states, some larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined, are under consideration by the Obama administration to become America's newest National Monuments -- a decision the administration can make unilaterally without local input or congressional approval.

According to internal Department of Interior documents leaked to a Utah congressman and obtained exclusively by Fox News, the mostly public lands include Arizona deserts, California mountains, Montana prairies, New Mexico forests, Washington islands and the Great Basins of Nevada and Colorado -- totaling more than 13 million acres.

Sources say President Obama is likely to choose two or three sites from the list, depending on their size, conservation value and the development threat to each one's environment.

"Many nationally significant landscapes are worthy of inclusion in the NLCS (National Landscape Conservation System)," according to the draft report stamped NOT FOR RELEASE. "The areas listed below may be good candidates for National Monument designation and the Antiquities Act."

Presidential use of the Antiquities Act is highly controversial because the White House, with the stroke of a pen, can lock up thousands of square miles of federal lands used for timber, ranching, mining and energy development without local input or congressional approval. The Act is generally interpreted to commemorate or protect a specific historical landmark, not prohibit development or deprive local communities of jobs and tax revenues.

"Any federal action that could lead to limited access should be done in an open and public manner using extraordinary caution," said Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev., upon seeing the leaked report. "The fact that this administration is already circulating internal memos to bypass Congress and the public process is troubling."

In 1996, President Clinton turned 1.3 million acres of southern Utah into the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument without telling the Arizona or Utah congressional delegation. Highly controversial at the time, the designation has withstood numerous legal challenges to the president's authority, and the national monument remains one of Clinton's boldest environmental accomplishments.

While Western politicians are still digesting the report, several properties stand out.

-- Otero Mesa, New Mexico: The area stretches over 1.2 million acres and is home to 1,000 native species. Gov. Bill Richardson has sought protection for Otero Mesa for years, but the Bush administration targeted it for oil and gas development.

-- Heart of the Great Basin, Nevada: Researchers call it a "globally unique assemblage of cultural, wildlife and historic values" that includes thousands of petroglyphs and stone artifacts dating back 12,000 years.

-- Owyhee Desert, Oregon: Called one of the most remote areas of the United States, the Owyhee is home to the largest herd of California bighorn sheep.

-- Bodie Hills, California: Located in the fast growing eastern Sierra Nevada mountains, Bodie contains the Golden State's best preserved ghost town. But the area is also loaded with gold, and several mining permits are pending.

-- The Modoc Plateau, California: Spanning close to 3 million acres in the northwest corner of California, the Modoc Plateau is "laden with biological and archeological treasures." Interior officials call it the second largest unprotected landscape in the state.

The list contains a number of political land mines for the president, according to a former Bush Interior Department appointee familiar with the document who asked to remain anonymous.

"Right now a number of senior officials are going over the report," he told Fox News. "When Clinton did it, most of the West was red states and he didn't have any blowback. Obama has to ask himself, if he chooses a Nevada location, will it hurt (Senator Harry) Reid's re-election. The same is true in almost every (Western) state where Democrats have made serious inroads."
The list was leaked just days after a story appeared in the New York Times outlining the administration's plans to use executive power to advance his agenda in the face of congressional opposition. "We are reviewing a list of presidential orders and directives to get the job done, across a front of issues," White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told the newspaper.

Western representatives are planning a full-fledged assault on the report when Congress returns from its break next week.

Congressman Rob Bishop, R-Ut., co-founder of the Western States Coalition and now Chair of the Congressional Western Caucus, has also seen the leaked memo.

"We are taking this seriously. The tar is warming up. The pitchforks are ready. We will do what ever we need to make sure Congress is fully informed and fully aware of this action. This process should be open and transparent and President Obama should go though Congress and do it this the right way, not by presidential fiat," said Bishop.
"Outrage. In a country as dependent on foreign oil as this one, this kind of action on public lands is simply unacceptable."
Interior Department spokesman Craig Leff told Fox News late Wednesday the leaked document "reflects some brainstorming discussions within [the Bureau of Land Management], but no decisions have been made about which areas, if any, might merit more serious review and consideration."


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

GRRRR! Every single day, some fresh hell.

Big Brother steals more land from the American people!! How Obama-like!

Maybe he's planning on building large monuments to himself throughout the land!!

More and more land turned over to the government and removed from productive use: no mineral extraction, no energy production, no ranching.

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

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Obama's Owned — You Can Bank on It by Ann Coulter

Obama's Owned — You Can Bank on It

The Patriot Post

by Ann Coulter

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are bristling with the news that Republicans have decided now is the time to suck up to Wall Street. As the saying goes, there is no truer friend than a Wall Street arbitrageur -- they are the salt-of-the-earth, the most loyal men who ever drew a breath!

What are Republicans thinking? While not every money-manipulator on Wall Street deserves to be treated like a heroin dealer, lots do. Could the Republicans be a little more discriminating in picking up the Democrats' old friends?

The Democrats are acting as if they want to punish everyone in the financial services industry, including the innocent, while the Republicans seem to want to protect everyone on Wall Street, including the guilty.

How about just punishing the guilty? The Democrats can't do that because the list of Wall Street's biggest offenders may turn out to be eerily similar to the list of Obama's biggest campaign contributors.

Employees from Goldman Sachs gave more to the Obama campaign than any other organization except the University of California -- with Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase quickly following in sixth and seventh place.

Whatever Obama has in mind for punishing the financial industry, I promise you, he won't punish his friends. After JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon took a $17 million bonus this week, and Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein got a $9 million bonus, Obama said he didn't begrudge them their bonuses, saying, "I know both those guys."

Obama seems to be hoping that his vague bluster about "obscene profits" will lure Republicans into embracing Wall Street welfare recipients -- thereby losing Americans forever.

Never bet against Republicans being outwitted.

Risk-taking and speculation are good. But the Democrats' crony capitalism is the worst of both worlds: risk-taking without any real risk for the risk-takers. It's like gambling with your rich daddy's money, except we're the rich daddy.

Obama, like the rest of his party, is an ideologue who doesn't understand or particularly like the free market. He fundamentally believes in the efficacy of the welfare state, whether the beneficiary is a layabout single mother or a rich Wall Street banker.

As Peter Schweizer describes in his magnificent book "Architects of Ruin," the Democrats have been bailing out investment houses from their bad bets since the Clinton administration. The bankers got all the profits when their risky bonds were paying -- and then gave massive donations to their Democratic benefactors. But once the bets went bad, it was the taxpayers' problem.

Heavily leveraged securities packages put together by Goldman Sachs and others were the HIV virus that killed the American economy. And the reason investment firms piled leverage on leverage on leverage was that they knew the government would bail them out if their house of cards collapsed.

On one hand, Goldman put together toxic securities packages for their clients, but on the other hand, Goldman knew the mortgage securities being sold on the market were crap, so they also took out lots of insurance with AIG on crappy products being traded on the market.

It would be as if, anticipating a major earthquake, Goldman bought massive insurance policies on every house on the San Andreas fault line.

There's nothing wrong with taking risks and making bets, provided that if you bet wrong or if you bankrupt your betting partner with wild gambles: You lose.

The problem was that Goldman and AIG, among many others, knew they wouldn't lose. Twenty years of Democratic bailouts have led them to understand that when their bets go bad, the taxpayer will save them.

Which is exactly what happened.

When the earthquake hit toxic securities, the insurer, AIG, couldn't pay up. Normally, that would result in the insurer going bankrupt, an orderly proceeding in bankruptcy court to distribute AIG's assets, and Goldman recovering only a portion of the insurance payout on the crappy products.

But instead of AIG going bankrupt and Goldman taking a hit, the U.S. taxpayer made good on AIG's securities insurance. In a deal arranged by former Goldman CEO and current Obama BFF, Hank Paulson, Goldman ended up being paid -- by you -- an astonishing 100 cents on the dollar.

So Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein's boast that his firm didn't want TARP money and has paid it all back is completely irrelevant. Goldman took billions of dollars -- that's millions with a "b" -- of the AIG bailout money. How about paying that back?

It took The New York Times a year and a half to figure out Goldman's jackpot winnings from the AIG bailout -- $12.9 billion, according to the Times -- so the first thing Republicans ought to do is hold hearings to determine who benefited from the Democrats' crony capitalism, and not take their bluster as fact.

The next step should be to get all the bailout money back.

When the government steps in to save the very financial institutions that poisoned the nation's financial system with contaminated securities and derivatives -- all while the bankers get to keep the fees and bonuses on their bad bets -- we are not talking about a free market.

We're talking about regular Americans being forced to foot the bill for the gambling habits of left-wing multimillionaires by buying the malefactors more chips every time they lose.

Republicans should defend any investment houses that never benefited from a government bailout. But anyone who took huge gambles, lost and got bailed out with taxpayer money should be tortured and then shot, miraculously brought back to life, tortured some more, then shot a few more times.


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

Thank goodness for Ann.

I like that last part so much, I will quote it again:

Anyone who took huge gambles, lost and got bailed out with taxpayer money should be tortured and then shot, miraculously brought back to life, tortured some more, then shot a few more times.

Few things will piss off the Kool-aid drinking Progressives more ... Obama is OWNED by Goldman Sachs and Ann Colter’s calling him out on it!

Here are two video's you might like to see. Ann was on the "1/2 Hour News Hour" with Rush twice.

1/2 Hour News Hour -1st episode


1/2 Hour News Hour - 2nd episode

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

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The "Lil Liberals"


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

LOL well done.

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

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

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Still Waiting For Apology, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman Refuses Invitation From Obama ~ GOOD!


Mayor Oscar Goodman has refused an invitation to meet with President Obama when he arrives in town on Thursday. Mayor Goodman called President Obama a slow learner after he told Americans not to blow money on a weekend in Las Vegas if they were saving to put their kids through college.

I haven't heard an apology, I haven't heard a response, all I get is invitations"

Goodman: "We are hurting, we have people who are in foreclosures, we have people who are having a hard time feeding their families"

"I've got other things to do quite frankly for my constituents here in Las Vegas who rely on me to do the right thing as a mayor," explained Mayor Goodman.


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

Take THAT Barry Dunham Soetoro! Thank you Oscar Goodman! This is one democrat that DOES listen to the people and loves his city more then kissing up to the Muslim in the White House.

Not many people have the cajones to openly dis Dictator Obama.

Goodman was a former mob attorney, indeed, his opulent law office was nicknamed “The House the Mob Built”, IIRC. He knows where all the bodies are buried and obviously is a take no prisoner kind of guy when his city has been attacked TWICE by the destroyer of America's economy Obama.

About time somebody said a big fat “Hell No” to the asshat in charge.

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February 18, 2010

Carnival In Germany Has Float " Obama the Loser"

A carnival float representing a fallen Barack Obama, with the words "Obama as messiah" on his shirt, is pictured during the traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the western German city of Duesseldorf, February 15, 2010. The Rose Monday parades in Cologne, Mainz and Duesseldorf are the highlight of the German street carnival season.

Looks like it translates to, "Obama, the Loser," to me. Either way, it looks like the rose is off the bloom in Germany.

The translation of Erloser from Ferman is savior. The picture presumably refers to a recent movie, "Jesus Christus Erlöser" (2008). It appears as though Obama was compared to the latest Klaus Kinski character.


Obama Float at this years Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras has become a celebration of vice before forty days of, well, supposed virtue. It’s one of those fun curiosities about the culturally Christian world: People eat and drink gluttonously as a sort of religious observance.

One of the ways vice is simultaneously vilified and celebrated is on the floats that parade through New Orleans, filled with masked people who throw beads and toys to the passersby. In one parade this year, spectators enjoy a hilarious twenty-float lineup of what one might call winners of the Greatest Vices of the Year:

Senator Edwards, Senator Vitter, and Governor Sanford are spotlighted on a lust-themed float as “Politicians Gone Wild!”;

New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nabin is painted “asleep at the wheel,” accused of negligence and bad time management on a sloth-themed float; and Bernard Madoff appears on a pyramid as “Pharaoh Made-off” on a greed-themed float that describes him as “the modern-day Judas who was traitor to his own tribe for only 20 million pieces of silver.”

On a pride-themed float called “Experiment of His Own Power,” Obama is compared to “The Proud One” of Dante’s Inferno, posing with his Nobel Peace Prize medal, next to several other representations of him—along with Oscar and Heisman Trophy awards, he appears as a five-star general, president of General Motors, and as the “healthcare-expert” Surgeon General—all engulfed by the flames of hell.

Is this the rant of a few comic float-makers, or is it a sign of a graver discontent Obama faces from the American people? For many, it’s looking grim: The effect his leadership has had on Katrina recovery-efforts, for instance, is at least as questionable as the promised improvements in foreign policy and economic stimulus.


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

LOL Obama mocked in Germany and New Orleans all in one week. Have a nice day Obama....NOT!

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

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Afghan Official: Taliban Using Human Shields

Afghan Official: Taliban Using Human Shields

FOX News

MARJAH, Afghanistan

Taliban insurgents are increasingly using civilians as human shields as they fight allied troops trying to take the militants' southern stronghold of Marjah, an Afghan official said Wednesday as military squads resumed painstaking house-to-house searches.

With the assault in its fifth day, insurgents are firing at Afghan troops from inside or next to compounds where women and children appear to have been ordered to stand on a roof or in a window, said Gen. Mohiudin Ghori, the brigade commander for Afghan troops in Marjah.

"Especially in the south of Marjah, the enemy is fighting from compounds where soldiers can very clearly see women or children on the roof or in a second-floor or third-floor window," Ghori said. "They are trying to get us to fire on them and kill the civilians."

The Marjah offensive is the biggest joint operation since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan and is a major test of a retooled NATO strategy to focus on protecting civilians, rather than killing insurgents.

Ghori said troops have made choices either not to fire at the insurgents with civilians nearby or they have had to target and advance much more slowly in order to distinguish between militants and civilians as they go.

Even with such caution on both the NATO and Afghan side, civilians have been killed. NATO has confirmed 15 civilian deaths in the operation. Afghan rights groups say at least 19 have been killed.

In northern Marjah on Wednesday, U.S. Marines fanned out through poppy fields, dirt roads and side alleys to take control of a broader stretch of area from insurgents as machine gun fire rattled in the distance.

The Marines found several compounds that had primitive drawings on their walls depicting insurgents blowing up tanks or helicopters, a sign that Afghan troops say revealed strong Taliban support in the neighborhood.

Lt. Col. Brian Christmas, commander of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, said security has improved enough in northern Marjah for Afghan police to step in. Other Marine units have taken control over main locations in the center of town.
"Bringing in the Afghan police frees up my forces to clear more insurgent zones," Christmas said.

Combat engineers were building a fortified base at the entrance of town for the police, who are expected to arrive Thursday.

Afghan police chosen for the task in Marjah were selected from other regions of the country instead of Helmand province, Marine officials said, in order to avoid handing over day-to-day security to officers who may have tribal or friendship ties to the Taliban.

A day earlier, Marines and Afghan forces moving by land from the north had succeeded in linking up with U.S. units that have faced nearly constant Taliban attack in the four days since they were dropped by helicopter into this insurgent stronghold.

The linkup between the two Marine rifle companies and their Afghan army partners will enable the U.S. to expand its control in Marjah, about 380 miles southwest of Kabul.

A top Taliban commander, Mullah Abdul Razaq Akhund, dismissed the offensive as NATO propaganda and said on the group's Web site that Marjah was militarily insignificant.

Four NATO service members have been killed in the Marjah operation. An American and a Briton were killed on Saturday, while two others whose nationalities were not identified were killed Tuesday. One Afghan soldier also died Tuesday, Afghan officials said.

The Marines and Afghan troops "saw sustained but less frequent insurgent activity" in Marjah on Wednesday, limited mostly to small-scale attacks, NATO said in a statement.

Marine officials have said that Taliban resistance has started to seem more disorganized than in the first few days of the assault, when small teams of insurgents swarmed around Marine and Afghan army positions firing rifles, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

Troops are encountering less fire from mortars and RPGs than at the start of the assault, suggesting that the insurgents may have depleted some of their reserves or that the heavier weapons have been hit, Ghori said.

Nevertheless, Taliban have not given up. Insurgent snipers hiding in haystacks in poppy fields have exchanged fire with Marines and Afghan troops in recent days as they swept south.

Insurgents tried but failed to shoot down an Osprey aircraft with rocket-propelled grenades as Cobra attack helicopters fired missiles at Taliban positions, including a machine gun bunker.

NATO said it has reinstated use of a high-tech rocket system that it suspended after two rockets hit a house on the outskirts of Marjah on Sunday, killing 12 people, including at least five children.

The military coalition originally said the missiles went hundreds of yards off target but said Tuesday that it determined that the rockets hit the intended target.

Afghan officials said three Taliban fighters were in the house at the time.

Violence and NATO strikes have continued elsewhere in the country.

In neighboring Kandahar province, four Afghan policemen were killed and four others were wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb on Tuesday, the Afghan Interior Ministry said.

And in the east, NATO said it killed more than a dozen insurgents in an airstrike near the Pakistani border.


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

"The Taliban Is Using Human Shields"

The Traitor-in-Chief told them to with his "rules of disengagement."

OBAMA is getting more of OUR troops killed. Our soldiers are dying due to this insnane ROE !

From a New York Times article: “Troops: Strict War Rules Slow Afghan Offensive "

February 15, 2010

“MARJAH, Afghanistan (AP) — Some American and Afghan troops say they’re fighting the latest offensive in Afghanistan with a handicap — strict rules that routinely force them to hold their fire. “

Although details of the new guidelines are classified to keep insurgents from reading them, U.S. troops say the Taliban are keenly aware of the restrictions.

''I understand the reason behind it, but it's so hard to fight a war like this,'' said Lance Cpl. Travis Anderson, 20, of Altoona, Iowa. ''They're using our rules of engagement against us,'' he said, adding that his platoon had repeatedly seen men drop their guns into ditches and walk away to blend in with civilians.
If a man emerges from a Taliban hideout after shooting erupts, U.S. troops say they cannot fire at him if he is not seen carrying a weapon -- or if they did not personally watch him drop one.

What this means, some contend, is that a militant can fire at them, then set aside his weapon and walk freely out of a compound, possibly toward a weapons cache in another location. It was unclear how often this has happened. In another example, Marines pinned down by a barrage of insurgent bullets say they can't count on quick air support because it takes time to positively identify shooters.

''This is difficult,'' Lance Cpl. Michael Andrejczuk, 20, of Knoxville, Tenn., said Monday. ''We are trained like when we see something, we obliterate it. But here, we have to see them and when we do, they don't have guns.''

more of my comment........

All the enemy has to do is drop their gun and they are “civilians”?? They can’t even be detained? AND a civilian who permits a terrorist killer to "blend in" with him is not an "innocent" civilian.

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

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A Third Billboard ~ People Speaking Out About Worst President Ever B.Hussein Obama

In Cedar Rapids, Iowa– “How’s that hope and change working for you?”

KCRG: A new billboard in Cedar Rapids criticizes the Obama Administration. It is located on 3rd Ave. near downtown, and reads simply "How's that 'Hope and Change' Working for You?" There's no group or individual claiming responsibility for the ad itself.

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

MORE, keep it up. I would love for this to happen all over the place. I am not sure, but isn't this kind of thing the first time this has happened to a President? And it has happened three times before plus the billboards about Obama's birth certificate.

Here is what we have so far:

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Rush Calls Obama's Lies About The Stimulus "The Big Lie"

Rhetoric vs. Results: Exploring the Democrat Record on Jobs

"Here are the results of one party control of the government by the Democrats: 4 million 22 thousand total jobs lost with unemployment reaching its highest point in 25 years"

The last 11 months have been spent on an agenda that is out of step with the struggles of the American people. An agenda that expands the reach of government, increases the deficit, and requires us to borrow even more money from foreign countries.


Rush: "Lets go back to Hitler and The Big Lie, in his 1925 autobiography Mein Kampf, 'expression was coined by Hitler to describe a lie so colossal...The Big Lie had to big, it had to be so big that nobody would believe anybody would have the audacity to lie that way, if you're gonna go, if you're gonna lie, go big, put your lie on an Atlas rocket and launch and fire that sucker

"Obama has spent more than FDR did on the New Deal and there's nothing to show for it, zilch, zero, nada.

"I know, I know, I know, we're not supposed to talk about Adolf Hitler,
but this administration is making it really, really tough to ignore some facts out there."

"The Big Lie was an expression coined by Hitler and the Big Lie is exactly what all of liberalism, Marxism, socialism or communism is."

"Would somebody explain to me why we need a blue ribbon commission on fiscal responsibility?
Is that not the job of our elected leaders in Congress and in the White House?"

"I can't stand being lied to, that, and arrogance and condescension, cockiness, unwarranted conceit,
those kind of human characters just drive me nuts."

"The Big Lie today is the stimulus worked. They're doubling down on this and the reason why they're doubling down on this is because it's been such an abominable failure."

"John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan showed that you must cut taxes to increase revenues to the Treasury,
because cutting taxes will lead to new jobs."

"Long-term we're in deep, deep, deep trouble because this debt that he's run up cannot be sustained,
and down the road, if these people are still in office after 2012, we're going to have tax increases out the wazoo. Everybody."

"What do I stand for? Limited government. Fiscal responsibility. Strong military. Tax cuts. Incentivizing business.
Recognizing who it is that makes the country work, it's the private sector, recognizing the history of this country
and our traditions and our Constitution. That's the only document we need, and you apply it to every issue that comes along."

"Do you realize how much money has been spent, allocated and now wasted on a hoax?
We have destroyed the US automobile business over a hoax!
We have polluted the minds of children in our public school system for decades over a hoax!

"Barack Obama has the audacity to claim that he inherited a mess from Bush,
yet he voted for every phase of it, for every spending bill that Bush and the Republicans put forward."

"George W. Bush took the unemployment rate down to 4.7% It started skyrocketing up the moment Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats took control of the House in 2007."


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

They keep repeating and repeating and repeating that the stimulus worked when the economy is worse than it was when they started. Everyone knew that it was nothing more than what Rush calls a democrat slush fund full of pet projects. And apparently there is quite a sum in the order of hundreds of billions that is still unspent.

The MSM continues to repeat their lies about the stimulus, refusing to hold Obama accountable and that’s how he propagates the lie. If the MSM weren’t in his back pocket, um like the last president, he’d never get away with this lie. So when Rush compares it to Hitler’s “The Big Lie”, it doesn’t seem that far off.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM

Charles Krauthammer Says More Americans Believe Elvis Is Alive than Believe Obama's Stimulus Worked

Charles Krauthammer saying that the amount of Americans who believe Obama's stimulus plan worked is "neck and neck" to the amount of Americans who believe Elvis is alive.

Krauthammer said, "6% believe it worked, 7% of Americans believe Elvis is alive, so it's neck and neck in those two beliefs."


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

LOL I love how he puts things.

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"Call me Senator!" Barbara Boxer Is Not Looking Good In The Polls

The Sacramento Bee

Barbara Boxer's 18-year career as a U.S. senator has resembled a "Perils of Pauline" movie serial, for those old enough to remember.

Boxer always seems to be on the verge of losing her senatorial seat but, so far at least, has always managed to win another six-year term, thanks either to her pluck (her version), massive rescue efforts by the Democratic Party, and/or the ineptitude of her Republican foes.

Boxer has escaped three times. But her unrepentant liberalism, several notches to the left of center, and her penchant for creating sparks, such as her inexplicable upbraiding of an Army general for referring to her as "ma'am" and not "senator" during a committee hearing, make re-election problematic.

Recent polls indicate that her re-election numbers are well below the magic 50 percent number, regardless of which of the three would-be Republican challengers she'd face.

A new Rasmussen poll, for instance, found that her re-election support is in the mid-40 percent range regardless of whether she's matched against former Hewlett-Packard honcho Carly Fiorina, former Congressman Tom Campbell or state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore.

"The fact that Boxer's support has been stuck in the mid-40s for several surveys no matter which Republican she is matched against continues to suggest that the race for now is about her rather than about those who are running against her," Rasmussen Reports states.

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

I’m anxious to see her gone from the Senate. It’s time for the people of California to put that obnoxious old crone out to pasture.

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

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Joe Biden Blames GOP For Disaster of Obama And The Nightmare He Has Brought To America

Yesterday Joe Biden blamed the GOP for the the Obama nightmare– a year of endless spending, job cuts , you name it all the things OBAMA has been doing!

“I don’t ever recall a time in my career where to get anything done you needed a super majority, 60 out of 100 senators… I’ve never seen it this dysfunctional. I’m trying to get the other team to cooperate.”


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

Biden is a moron...and the Dems had the audacity to call Dan Quayle an idiot?

“I don’t ever recall a time in my career where to get anything done you needed a super majority, 60 out of 100 senators… I’ve never seen it this dysfunctional. I’m trying to get the other team to cooperate.”

Well, Joe, you HAD 60 out of the 100 Senators on your team. So, tell me again why it's dysfunctional. How could it be the other team when you had the votes?

Blaming the GOP for anything after Jan 1 2007 is simply a joke.

And then there was this one too:

Biden Forgets Which Century It Is While Defending Stimulus in Michigan


"I refuse to accept the notion that the United States of America is not going to lead the world economically throughout the 20th Century."

The AP article covering Vice President Joe Biden's remarks does not reflect the error:
"I absolutely refuse to accept the notion that the United States of America is not going to lead the world economically throughout the 21st Century," Biden said during remarks to supporters on the Delta campus.

A heart beat away from the Presidency, a brain wave away from the loony bin.

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Bush "Miss Me Yet" Merchandise HOT Item At Cafe Press

Bush “Miss Me Yet?” merchandise is selling like hotcakes online.


The cheery image of former President George W. Bush appeared on a billboard in Minnesota earlier this month, next to the words, “Miss me yet?” It appears a lot of people think it’s a fair question.

The online store CafePress saw a spike in demand for items featuring the same image as the billboard, the New York Daily News reports. Ten “Miss Me Yet?” items were on the company’s list of its top-selling designs, CafePress spokeswoman Jenna Martin told the Daily News.

“There were no Obama-themed designs on the list,” she said. “Bush has stolen the political spotlight, just like Sarah Palin did the week before when she re-surfaced with crib notes written in her palm.”

Obama-themed merchandise saturated the Washington area around the time of the president's inauguration last year, but by the fall, the enthusiasm for Obama caps, t-shirts, commemorative plates and so forth, seemed to fizzle. U.S. News and World Report noted earlier this month that even the Obama Store, located in tourist-filled Union Station, has closed, in what "may be the most tangible sign yet that the [Obama] honeymoon is over."


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

LOL Even CBS calls it “cheery.” Meanwhile, Obama Store in Union Station closes.

I think there should be one that says, “I Still Miss Reagan!”

Pray for America’s Freedom.

Frankly that comments here and is part of Team Theodore, you all know him, he also has shirts and stickers etc. I have not looked yet as of this posting to see if he has the Miss Me Yet items. But here is the link to his site just in case anyone might like to check it out.

Frankly Opinionated at Cafe Press

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February 17, 2010

Marines Face Fierce Resistance in Afghan Assault


Troops Mass Ahead of Afghan Onslaught


from CNN


Marines push 'The Breacher' against Taliban lines....this is known as the Assault Breacher Vehicle It is used to plow out the IED's.

Another VIDEO

Marines from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines

Major Afghan assault claims first Taliban casualties


Marines face fierce resistance in Afghan assault

MARJAH, Afghanistan


U.S. Marines leading one of NATO's biggest offensives against Taliban Islamic militants in Afghanistan are facing fierce resistance in some areas, bogged down by heavy gunfire, snipers and booby traps.

Marine units have tried twice since Sunday to reach a bazaar in Marjah, the last militant stronghold in the country's most violent province, Helmand, only to be pushed back.

Coming under heavy gunfire and sniper attacks -- one assault lasted over an hour -- they were forced to call in Harrier jets and attack helicopters with Hellfire missiles.

There have been conflicting assessments of how much progress NATO has made, but it seemed clear that the campaign to seize insurgent-held areas before a planned 2011 troop reduction could drag on for weeks.

"We are making steady progress, but being very methodical about detecting and clearing routes in an area heavily saturated with IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices)," Marine Capt. Abraham Sipe told Reuters in reply to an e-mail, adding that counts of militants killed or captured would not be provided.
"In many parts of Marjah, we have seen very little opposition. There are areas where Marines have met with stiff resistance, but they are making steady progress throughout the area."

The assault, one of the biggest in the eight-year war, is the first test of U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, where the Taliban have made a steady comeback since a U.S.-led invasion ousted them in 2001.

The Marines' efforts to close in on Taliban snipers in Marjah's bazaar came a day after the compound the U.S. troops are holding in the heart of the town was attacked several times, showing the Taliban are not confined to one area.

Afghanistan is a top foreign policy issue for Obama so failure here could be seen as damaging to his presidency.

Much of the operation's success in Helmand province depends on whether the administration wins residents' trust and Afghan troops are able to keep the Taliban from returning.


"Looking to the day when we leave Afghanistan requires a government with a police and security force with the strength to deal with the Taliban. Training of the army is the most critical part of our long-term policy there," said U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke.
Speaking to a U.S.-Islamic Forum in Doha, Qatar, he added: "Security has to be the first criteria as we help the Afghans rebuild their nation."
Afghan officials said on Sunday that as many as 35 militants had been killed in the first two days of the offensive.
Taliban spokesman Qari Mohammad Yousuf, citing reports from Helmand, said in a statement on the group's website that its fighters had repulsed attacks by NATO troops on Monday.

NATO and the Afghan government's credibility rests on limiting civilian casualties, and NATO commanders told Marjah residents to stay at home during the offensive.

NATO rockets killed 12 civilians by accident on Sunday in the attack on Marjah, a farming area criss-crossed by canals, a breeding ground for insurgents and lucrative opium poppy cultivation, which Western countries say funds the insurgency.

Three Afghan civilians were accidentally killed in separate incidents during the offensive, NATO said. On two occasions the civilians ignored warnings to stop approaching NATO positions.

It also said that a NATO airstrike on suspected insurgents in Kandahar province, not part of the current offensive, had accidentally killed five civilians and wounded two.

Showing the dangers of fighting an unpredictable enemy, Helmand Province Governor Gulab Mangal said three would-be suicide bombers were gunned down on Sunday while trying to blow themselves up among troops.
The offensive is going as expected, he told a news conference. "The forces are extending their advances from points they have captured and the operation is going on successfully," he told a news conference.

The Taliban could not be reached for comment on Monday.

But in a statement on the 20th anniversary of the withdrawal of defeated Soviet troops from Afghanistan, after battling Western-backed mujahideen fighters for nearly a decade, the Taliban said: "The current occupiers of Afghanistan, like the Red Army, will face defeat.

"Twenty years after the defeat of the Red Army, today Obama, also in Afghanistan, has given one-and-a-half years to the commander of foreign invaders, (NATO Commander U.S. General Stanley) McChrystal, to prove his success against the Islamic Emirate."

Key Taliban Commander Mullah Baradar Captured in Pakistan

And this is the report on the capture of key Taliban Commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Pakistan as the result of a secret operation carried out by U.S. and Pakistani operatives. Baradar is second only to Taliban Leader Mullah Omar, and was captured in Karachi about a week ago. He is reportedly now cooperating with authorities and providing intelligence.


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

Please keep all our brave warriors in your prayers.

WAR UPDATE: Afghan and Allied Forces Begin to Secure Taliban Stronghold
Summary as of February 13
-5 confirmed enemy killed. More enemy casualties likely from air strikes, but not confirmed (Taliban often hides bodies and does not advertise casualties for propaganda purposes)
-One of Marjah’s bazaars has been secured
-Multiple and ongoing air strikes have been reported
-Marines are clearing landmines and booby-traps

....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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SAS and SEALs Take Out 50 Taliban

SAS and SEALs Take Out 50 Taliban

The joint attacks with US special forces over the past two weeks have helped prepare the ground for the biggest battle in Afghanistan yet - when 4,000 British troops will go into action.

Special forces dealt the deadly blow to the Taliban by taking out scores of their top field commanders in the build-up to the massive offensive.

SAS men and US Navy SEAL teams killed the 50 insurgent leaders in a series of dramatic covert operations deep inside southern Afghanistan's Helmand badlands.

Their objective was to destroy the Taliban command structure - and military sources labelled the daring raids "a great success".

Precise details remain a secret but it is known that the elite forces spearheaded a "shaping operation" to soften-up the enemy before the biggest offensive since the conflict began in 2001 is launched.

Other British units have also been heavily engaged in the operations to disrupt the Taliban.

Scots Guards uncovered a bomb-making factory and destroyed more than 20 deadly devices.

Grenadier Guards pushed south, hunting for insurgents.

But the Taliban fled rather than fight, leaving booby traps behind.

The Grenadiers left the way clear for dozens of local Afghan National Army and police to flood in and begin the process of bringing security to the district.

Major Jim Green, one of the Grenadier officers who planned the shaping operation, told The Sun: "This phase was all about putting the insurgents on the back foot.
"The lads down there have done some incredible things. This has been a great success. It was an operation to free the local people from the Taliban's grip."

Meticulous planning stretching back weeks would have gone into the SAS raids which struck the first blow against the Taliban - and put fear in their hearts.

Patrols of around four men would have used the tried and tested "find, fix, strike" method to locate and destroy their prey.

Their tactics are veiled in secrecy. But they would have moved by night, covering their tracks as they went. Then they would strike with lethal force before vanishing to seek new targets.

The full allied assault, labelled Operation Moshtarak, will involve up to 15,000 troops - at least 4,000 of them British.

Fighting in the Taliban- controlled Nad e-Ali area of Helmand is expected to be ferocious.

Insurgents have even hung from trees blood-stained uniforms discarded by British troops as a taunting warning.

Major Green said the presence of British troops alongside Afghan National Army soldiers in operations so far was welcomed by people living in the insurgent stronghold.

And when the big assault gets under way, a similar tactic will be used, with Our Boys and Afghan forces going in side by side.

This is the first time Afghan troops have been engaged with the international force on such a scale.

Commanders hope it will help reassure locals in Taliban hotspots that their ordeal is almost over.

So many helicopters and transport planes are now using the air base there that it is officially busier than Essex's Stansted Airport, an RAF officer revealed.

Squadron Leader John Parfitt is Senior Air Traffic Control Officer at the base.

And when the generals give the order for the big push to start, he and his colleagues will co-ordinate helicopter movements in and out of Camp Bastion.

He said: "We currently have more than 550 movements a day.
"And during the op we will see a surge in movements. It will be the busiest day of our careers."
He described the mood as "businesslike but confident".

THE Taliban's leader in Pakistan did die of wounds received in a US missile attack on his stronghold in Waziristan last month, Interior Minister Rehman Mali said yesterday.

Ruthless Hakimullah Mehsud, 28, was behind bomb attacks that have killed more than 600 people.


Wiild Thing's comment........

Good. Shooting them keeps the SEALS from being prosecuted by Holder and Obama if a terrorists complains of a fat lip.

Wild Thing's Miranda warnings .

We have the right to make you remain silent, forever. Anything we have in our arsenal can and will be used against you in a firefight. You have the right to a hellish journey. If you are afraid to make that journey, one will be appointed to you. We don’t care if you understand these rights as they have been dealt to you?

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Happy Birthday Darth

Happy Birthday Darth from all of us,

Thank you for your friendship and being a part of Team Theodore.

Have a wonderful special day today.


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Sen. Judd Gregg ~ Obama's Spending 'unsustainable'

Using his strongest language to date, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) continued to sound the alarm about the dangers Barack Obama's budget policies pose to the fate of the nation in a speech given today to the New England Council in Bedford, New Hampshire.

The Ranking Member on the Senate Budget Committee has been speaking out in very stark terms about the effects Obama's trillion dollar deficits and out of this world spending will have on the near and long term future of the American people.

The Union Leader quoted Gregg as saying Obama's fiscal policies will lead to bankruptcy for the nation.

Gregg took aim at the President's $3.83 trillion proposed budget, which the Senator claimed would lead to economic disaster.

"We are right now, unquestionably, on a financial course which is unsustainable, which If we continue on this course, will lead our nation into some level of fiscal bankruptcy."

The AP quoted Gregg as saying Obama's policies will likely cause a "horrific event."

"The threat is that five to seven years from now we're going to have to substantively devalue the dollar, creating an inflationary event which would be a horrific event for the American people ... or alternatively, we will have to raise taxes so dramatically to catch our tail here on the spending side that we will basically crush productivity."

Gregg used slightly less alarmist language when he wrote in Investors Business Daily in June 2009 of his concerns about the ruinous debt Obama was planning for the nation.

Right now we are on a perilous and unsustainable fiscal course, which, if left unchecked, will lead to some disastrous results — devaluation of the dollar, massive inflation and a confiscatory tax rate on our children that will destroy any hope for the same economic opportunities and lifestyle that we have enjoyed.

Gregg's proposal for a bi-partisan Congressional committee on debt reduction was recently waylaid by partisan brinksmanship.

Gregg is retiring at the end of the 111th Congress after serving three terms as senator.

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

Is anybody in Washington willing to stop Obama and his henchmen before they bankrupt the country?
Impeachment would be a good ending, but blocking Obama's ruinous agenda would be a great beginning. It is not hyperbole to call what Congress and the President are doing, treason.

But as long as Soros (the money boss) is there to pull the puppet’s strings, I doubt there would be anyone bold enough to try it.

The object of the obama admin. is obvious, as you say, total financial ruin. It is intentional.
I believe the obama/soros goal is one world marxist government built on the ashes of the USA.

This nation is all that is stopping the global government. We are the last great hope for world freedom.

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Forced Unionization on Day-Care Business

FOX news

Michelle Berry runs a day-care business out of her home in Flint, MI. She thought that she owned her own business, but Berry's been told she is now a government employee and union member. It's not voluntary. Suddenly, Berry and 40,000 other Michigan private day-care providers have learned that union dues are being taken out of the child-care subsidies the state sends them. The "union" is a creation of AFSCME, the government workers union, and the United Auto Workers.

This racket means big money to AFSCME, which runs the union, writes the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a free-market think tank.

Today the Department of Human Services siphons about $3.7 million in annual dues to the union….

The money should be going to home-based day-care providers — themselves not on the high end of the income scale. Ms. Berry now sees money once paid to her go to a union that does little for her…

Patrick Wright, a lawyer for the Macknac Center, says the union was forced on the women after a certification election conducted by mail in which only 6,000 day-care providers out of 40,000 voted. Wright told me his clients, like Berry, say they were "shocked" to learn they were suddenly in a union.

They want nothing to do with the union. One of my clients has said, “Look, this is my home, I’m both labor and management here.” They’ve wanted nothing to do with this union and don’t think that it has any purpose besides than to siphon money away from them.

Michigan isn't the only state funding unions this way.

Fourteen states have now enabled home-based day-care providers to be organized into public-employee unions, affecting about 233,000 people.

Mackinac sued Michigan on behalf of the day-care owners, but the case was dismissed. They have appealed. Neither Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, the Department of Human Services, nor the union would talk to me about this. Last month, Michigan Rep. Justin Amash proposed a law that would end "stealth" unionization of private entrepreneurs.

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

As I read this I got chills whrn I read this...because I immediately realized that when you elect a “community organizer” who is steeped in ruthless Alinsky tactics to the Presidency of the United States, what you’ve REALLY elected is a Union Boss From Hell and THIS particular one (as is characteristic of Union bosses) is in the process of plundering the Kingdom (ours AND the World’s) at will!

As Big Labor becomes more and more desperate to force unionization on small businesses, they will say and do anything in an effort to achieve that end.

The government and the union have merged.

Welcome to Fascism.

Obama believes everyone should be forced into a union, his nominee for NLRB says it can be done without a new law.

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

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Opinion Of Obama Sinking Fast ~ Dems Say Won't Re-Elect Him

6. Do you think Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or not?

Interviews with 1,023 adult Americans, including 954 registered voters, conducted by telephone by Opinion Research Corporation on February 12-15, 2010.

CNN poll: 52% say Obama doesn't deserve reelection in 2012

By Michael O'Brien - 02/16/10 01:35 PM ET
52 percent of Americans said President Barack Obama doesn't deserve reelection in 2012, according to a new poll.

44 percent of all Americans said they would vote to reelect the president in two and a half years, less than the slight majority who said they would prefer to elect someone else.

Obama faces a 44-52 deficit among both all Americans and registered voters, according to a CNN/Opinion Research poll released Tuesday.

ONE retiring lawmaker is confident Obama will sail to reelection, with Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) predicting Monday the president would win "overwhelmingly" in 2012.


Fmr. Gov. Doug Wilder on DNC Chair Tim Kaine, OBAMA and the Democrats

Wilder: "They keep talking about the President's personal popularity, we see in recent poll coming out in the last several days that it might not be the case, I think it's anybody's guess as to how bad it could be in terms of the House being taken over, in terms of the Senate even now"

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

What's really shocking is that they even asked the question. It’s probably even worse if CNN is reporting this.

Obama's response will be of course......I inherited these polls from the previous Administration.


Obama deserves to sink, to be kicked out on his butt from our White House. He is a disgrace to our country and a dangerous man to our security and our Constitution. Our Founding Fathers would NEVER approve of what Obama's agenda has been and continues to be. .....NEVER!

Obama needs to be removed from office NOW before there is nothing left. All I can say is GOD help us!!

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) predicting Monday the president would win "overwhelmingly" in 2012.

LOL. This from a quitter who got out before the deluge.

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February 16, 2010

CNN, Huffington Post Urge Violence Against Republicans

CNN, Huffington Post Urge Violence Against Republicans

Big Government

Two of the most popular liberal news sites are calling for violence against Republicans for obstructing the radical agenda of President Barack Obama.

CNN and Huffington Post have each published op-eds this past week by regular contributors with headlines that explicitly call for Obama to use violent gangland tactics against his political opponents.

CNN published a column by Roland Martin on February 11 with the headline, Time for Obama to go ‘gangsta’ on GOP.

Martin concluded the article with a plea for Obama to emulate the violent tactics of the Prohibition-era Chicago mob boss Al Capone.

Obama’s critics keep blasting him for Chicago-style politics. So, fine. Channel your inner Al Capone and go gangsta against your foes. Let ‘em know that if they aren’t with you, they are against you, and will pay the price.

The Huffington Post followed-up with their own call for gangland violence against Republicans with the publication on February 14 of a column by David Bourgeois with the title, Obama Better Start Breaking Kneecaps.

Bourgeois concludes his article with this call for gangland violence.

You’ve given it your best shot, you’ve tried numerous times to talk with the Republicans, to negotiate, to meet them halfway on every single matter before the American people. But they hate you for many reasons. It’s time you break kneecaps (bold in original). It’s time to destroy the Republican Party. They don’t deserve a seat at the table when all they want to do is score political points by being the Party of No.

In case the message wasn’t clear, Huffington Post illustrated the call to violence with a wooden baseball bat with Obama’s first name on it in large letters.

Huffington Post publisher Arianna Huffington recently excoriated Fox News chief Roger Ailes for allegedly provocative rhetoric by Fox host Glenn Beck.

HUFFINGTON: Well, Roger, it’s not a question of picking a fight. And aren’t you concerned about the language that Glenn Beck is using, which is, after all, inciting the American people? There is a lot of suffering out there, as you know, and when he talks about people being slaughtered, about who is going to be the next in the killing spree…

…It’s not about the word police. It’s about something deeper. It’s about the fact that there is a tradition as the historian Richard Hofstetter said, in American politics, of the paranoid style. And the paranoid style is dangerous when there is real pain out there.

Ailes defended Beck, saying he was accurately talking about the governments of Hitler and Stalin.

Violent rhetoric such as that espoused by CNN and the Huffington Post is usually found in the bowels of Internet discussion forums, not as sanctioned op-ed headlines on news sites with White House press passes.

CNN and Huffington Post would be well-advised to retract the calls to violence and issue apologies to Republicans before Obama supporters are incited by their violent rhetoric and start going gangsta and break kneecaps of Republicans.

If they won’t do that of their own volition, then White House press secretary Robert Gibbs should shame them into doing so. Surely the Obama administration does not countenance violence against their domestic political opponents.


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


Liberals are idiots. They aren’t worried about conservatives being armed, because they believe that since they are “in charge” the police and military are theirs to direct.

They are in for a rude surprise if they ever push it to violence. They had better make sure they are prepared for when the Communists decide to throw us all against a wall.

From this article above and the one it links to by Roland Martin it also means any physical violence against republicans can now be blamed on cnn/huffington post for inciting physical violence

Liberalism has always been about violence. All we are seeing now is disappointment and fear of defeat after the elation of Obamao’s victory. It was hug, hug, kiss, kiss, and join us as we destroy America, but now its about jobs and debt, insane spending, big government and power hungry tyrants. They want the revolutionary Obamao, their Hitler or Castro, their Mugabe.

If you look at the history of the 20th Century, many more people died at the hands of Leftist governments in democides than died in the military fighting wars.

20th Century Democides

Conservatives realize this, too. That’s partially why there was the unprecedented purchasing of firearms and ammunition for the last 16 months.

....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 Envoy to Muslim World Has History Of Engagement With U.S. Muslim Brotherhood

Bill Whittle goes to Washington, DC to investigate radical Islam's influence over our government and access to our national security secrets.
Special FBI agent CIA tells how the Muslim Bro. not only has infilitrated our Gov. but is delegating to our gov. CIA how we interegate and what we do with the Islamic/Muslim threats.

These two videos are VERY much worth watching. ~ Wild Thing


In part two of Bill Whittle's investigation of radical Islam's influence over our government, a former FBI special agent discusses how our government has looked the other way as an Islamic insurrection mounts within our borders


New Obama Envoy to Muslim World...... Has History Of Engagement With U.S. Muslim Brotherhood

Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report

Rashad Hussein, White House official and President Obama’s newly appointed Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, has a history of participation in events connected with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood as well as support for Brotherhood causes, once having called prosecution of the U.S. leader of a Palestinian terrorist organization one of many “politically motivated persecutions.” Mr. Hussain’s official biography states:

Rashad Hussain is presently Deputy Associate Counsel to President Obama.

His work at the White House focuses on national security, new media, and science and technology issues.

Mr. Hussain has also worked with the National Security Staff in pursuing the New Beginning that President Obama outlined in his June 2009 address in Cairo, Egypt. Mr. Hussain previously served as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Hussain was a legislative assistant on the House Judiciary Committee, where he focused on national security-related issues. Mr. Hussain received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Upon graduation, he served as a Law Clerk to Damon J. Keith on the U.S. Court of Appeals. Mr. Hussain also earned his Master’s degrees in Public Administration (Kennedy School of Government) and Arabic and Islamic Studies from Harvard University. He attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

However, in October 2000 Mr. Hussain spoke at a conference sponsored by the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) and the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University (CMCU).

The conference was titled “Islam, Pluralism, and Demoracy and featured many leaders of the global Muslim Brotherhood including former German diplomat Murad Hoffman, and International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) leaders Louay Safi, Jamal Barzinji, Hisham Al-Talib, and AbdulHamid Abusylayman. The AMSS was founded in 1972 as an outgrowth of the Muslim Student Association and has long been associated with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.

In June 2002, Mr. Hussain was listed as part of a Congressional Staffers panel at the American Muslim Council’s (AMC) 11th annual convention. The AMC was headed at that time headed by Abdurahman Alamoudi, a leader in the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and currently imprisoned as part of a plot to assassinate the Saudi head of state, Crown Prince Abdullah. Other important leaders of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood such as Jamal Barzinji were also part of the AMC.

While at Yale Law School, Mr. Hussain was listed as part of the organizing committee for an April 2004 conference organized by a student organization known as the Critical Islamic Reflections (CIR) group.

Among the CIR sponsors listed on the their web site was IIIT and the Fairfax Institute, the IIIT educational arm. IIIT is an important component of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and three of the key IIIT/Fairfax leaders Jamal Barzinji, Hisham Al-Talib, and Yaqub Mirza; were also associated with what has been called the SAAR network (Safa Group), a network of Islamic organizations located in Northern Virginia that was raided by the Federal government in March 2002 and which, until at least mid 2007, had been the subject of an ongoing investigation. Also listed as a CIR sponsor was ALIM, most likely referring to the American Learning Institute for Muslims and whose list of instructors includes some of the most important leaders of the U.S./global Muslim Brotherhood including Tariq Ramadan, Jamal Badawi, and Taha Al-Alwani.

It should also be noted that in August 2008, Mr. Hussein published a paper titled “Reformulating the Battle of ideas:

Understanding the Role of Islam in Counterterrorism Policy.” Although a full analysis of this paper is beyond the scope of this post, it should be noted that many of the recommendations match the agenda also being pushed by the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood including:

■“Policymakers should reject the use of language that provides a religious legitimization of terrorism such as ‘Islamic terrorism’ and ‘Islamic extremist.’ They should replace such terminology with more specific and descriptive terms such as “Al-Qaeda terrorism.” Controlling counter-terrorism language has been a long-standing effort of the U.S. Brotherhood.

■“The United States should welcome and encourage the further development of mainstream Muslim organizations and moderate institutions.” As an example, the paper references the work of the Fiqh Council of North America, a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.

■“The primary cause of broad-based anger and anti-Americanism is not a clash of civilizations but the perceived effect of U.S. foreign policy in the Muslim world.” Linking terrorism to U.S. foreign policy and “legitimate grievances” has been another longtime goal of the U.S. Brotherhood.

In August 2008, the Obama campaign Muslim outreach adviser Mazen Asbahi resigned after the Wall Street Journal disclosed his U.S. Muslim Brotherhood ties based on information developed by the GMDR. Another post has discussed the background of Dahlia Mogahed, one of two U.S. Muslims appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Ms. Mogahed’s background also suggests ties to the global Muslim Brotherhood.


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

It’s just stunning how dangerous Obama is to the United States. His across-the-board appointments to sensitive positions of some of the most radical extremists in the country should be more than just a cause for alarm. Obama is dangerous.

They want to extend the boundaries of the Islamic Empire to extend around the Globe until there is no such thing as the “West” anymore.

“Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”—Muslim Brotherhood”

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Bye Bye Democratic Senator Evan Bayh

Sen. Bayh: I Do Not Love Congress

Democratic Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana announced that he will retire and not seek re-election this year. Former Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) announced last week that he would challenge Bayh this year.


Sen. Evan Bayh will not run for re-election, a decision that will shock Democrats and Republicans alike in Indiana.
In prepared remarks, Bayh, 54, cited excessive partisanship that makes progress on public policy difficult to achieve as the motivation for his decision.

“After all these years, my passion for service to my fellow citizens is undiminished, but my desire to do so in Congress has waned,” he said.

“My decision was not motivated by political concern,” he added. “Even in the current challenging environment, I am confident in my prospects for re-election.”

“But running for the sake of winning an election, just to remain in public office, is not good enough,” Bayh said. “And it has never been what motivates me. At this time I simply believe I can best contribute to society in another way: creating jobs by helping grow a business, helping guide an institution of higher learning or helping run a worthy charitable endeavor.”

Only days ago, Bayh’s staff, close associates and Indiana Democratic Party Chairman Dan Parker, who was manager of Bayh’s re-election campaign, had assured an Indianapolis Star reporter that he would definitely seek a third term in the U.S. Senate. And Democrats recently released a poll showing Bayh easily ahead of both former Sen. Dan Coats and former U.S. Rep. John Hostettler, two of the four Republicans seeking the GOP nomination.

But in his statement, Bayh cited recent stalemates in Congress.

“Two weeks ago, the Senate voted down a bipartisan commission to deal with one of the greatest threats facing our nation: our exploding deficits and debt. The measure would have passed, but seven members who had endorsed the idea instead voted ‘no’ for short-term political reasons,” he said.

“Just last week, a major piece of legislation to create jobs — the public’s top priority — fell apart amid complaints from both the left and right. All of this and much more has led me to believe that there are better ways to serve my fellow citizens, my beloved state and our nation than continued service in Congress.”

Bayh also considered running for president himself, launching an exploratory effort in 2006 for the 2008 Democratic Party nomination before dropping the effort only a couple weeks later.


Bayh attended a Democrat Senate luncheon that Obama attended on Feb. 3rd and was the last Senator to ask Obama questions of their choice. Bayh’s interaction with Obama is described below:

“Bayh drills Obama on party’s spending”

Ft. Wayne

Feb. 14, 2010

WASHINGTON – Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., pressed President Obama on federal spending Wednesday as Democratic senators met for a strategy conference and asked him why the Democratic Party should be trusted in dealing with the public purse.

Obama said the party deserves Americans’ trust “because the last time this budget was balanced, it was under a Democratic president who made some very tough decisions,” a reference to former President Bill Clinton, who created a budget surplus.

Bayh’s views on the deficit and federal spending have set him somewhat apart from the White House and other Senate Democrats.

“Frankly,” Bayh said, “I think the public and average citizen have been way ahead of the political class on this. They understand in the long run this is unsustainable, it’s bad economics. They understand that generationally, it’s unfair to our children to ask them to pay these bills. And most of all, there’s a sense of unfairness.”

Bayh praised Obama for announcing plans to freeze some federal spending in the 2011 budget and his call for more transparency for budget add-ons that lawmakers approve.

But, he said, “my question to you, Mr. President, is (in) speaking to independents, conservative Democrats, moderate Republicans – people who know we have to do this – why should the Democratic Party be trusted? And are we willing to make some of the tough decisions to actually head this country in a better direction?”


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

This is huge news! The rats are abandoning the ship. More evidence that there’s an anti-Democrat (not anti-incumbent) mood across the country right now.

I wonder if he is setting himself up to challenge Obama in the next election??

The MSM spin on Bayh's announcement today (surprisingly) is that it is very bad news for the 'Rats in November nationally. Could it be that at least some of the MSM is moderating their their pro-'Rat cheerleading now that they are beginning to see the handwriting on the wall? NAH hell would have to freeze over.

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100 Lawmakers Reject Big Brother Health-care Takeover

From the Hannity show, Michele Bachmann on the " Bipartisan" Health Care Meeting

100 lawmakers reject Big Brother health-care takeover

'American people repudiated what Obama, Democrats have put forward'


Nearly 100 lawmakers have signed a formal Declaration of Health Care Independence to reject an unconstitutional Washington takeover of American health care – and now one representative is challenging Americans to deliver it to Congress and the White House to hold them accountable to the people.

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., drafted and formally unveiled the Declaration of Health Care Independence Jan. 27. The declaration is a commitment to protect the rights of the American people to make their own health decisions, reduce bureaucratic red-tape, decrease intergenerational debt and implement 10 common-sense principles for future health-care reform.

"We've come to somewhat of an impasse," Bachmann told WND. "Now with Sen. Scott Brown's election, that seems to have been able to stop the ball from rolling in the Senate. But we know the president still plans to base his plans on the health-care bill."

She noted President Obama has extended an invitation to Republicans to join Democrats for a live, televised meeting on health-care reform on Feb. 25.

"For us to go forward, it's important for those of us who are constitutional conservatives that we lay out what our vision is – our roadmap, so to speak, for any future health-care discussion," Bachmann explained. "The people have thoroughly rejected what the Democrats came up with in the Senate and the House."

Bachmann presents the following 10 points of agreement in her declaration:

We, therefore, the People and Representatives of the United States of America, do solemnly Publish and Declare that health care reform, as a matter of principle, must:

Protect as inviolate the vital doctor-patient relationship;

Reject any addition to the crushing national debt heaped upon all Americans;

Improve, rather than diminish, the quality of care that Americans enjoy;

Be negotiated publicly, transparently, with genuine accountability and oversight;

Treat private citizens at least as well as political officials;

Protect taxpayers from funding of abortion and abortion coverage;

Reject all new mandates on patients, employers, individuals or states;

Prohibit expansion of taxpayer-funded health care to those unlawfully present in the United States;

Guarantee Equal Protection under the law and the Constitution;

Empower, rather than limit, an open and accessible marketplace of health care choice and opportunity.

Bachmann said the Obama administration is conducting backroom deals on bills and refusing to broadcast negotiations on CSPAN as pledged. She said health-care legislation must not "force Americans to violate their conscience by having to pay for abortion coverage for other Americans." She added that U.S. citizens must not be obligated to pay for health insurance for illegal aliens.

Bachmann also warned that any health-care plan should not add to federal or state deficits. She shared the following charts printed in the Feb. 2 issue of Congressional Quarterly Today revealing that the federal deficit under the Obama administration is expected to widen to a record $1.6 trillion in fiscal year 2010 – exceeding 10 percent of the total output of the economy for the first time since World War II:
As for the Declaration of Health Care Independence, she is asking the American public to put pressure on President Obama and the Democrats in Congress to sign the document as well.
"We're encouraging them to sign," Bachmann said. "We're asking people to sign this and forward it to their member of Congress. Then, if there's a town-hall meeting, or if they are somewhere where their senator or congressman is, print out a copy of this declaration, wave it in the air at your member of Congress and say, 'Look! At least 95 members of Congress have already signed this. Why haven't you signed?'"
She said American's should hold their lawmakers' feet to the fire – in public if possible – and ask them whether they agree with the 10 constitutional conservative principles.
"Go on the offense. That's what we're trying to do," Bachmann challenged Americans. "We believe that members of the House and Senate need to answer to their constituents, whether they agree or disagree with this as a beginning platform going forward with health care. The American people have clearly repudiated what President Obama and the Democrats have put forward thus far."

Now you, too, can sign on to the Declaration of Health Care Independence – just as 100 members of Congress have done.


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

Go Bachmann! She is awesome and I love how clearly she speaks. She gets a lot of abuse from the left for her speaking out and she has yet to back down.

....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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JD Hayworth Kicks Off Campaign

Arizona Republican J.D. Hayworth announcing his candidacy for the United States Senate, opposing longtime Sen. John McCain.

Former congressman and radio talk show host J.D. Hayworth formally announced today that he will take on Arizona Sen. John McCain in the state's Republican primary -- handing the 2008 presidential nominee what could be his toughest re-election challenge in years.

Hayworth is one of several insurgent GOP candidates running against established figures across the country.

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

McCain couldn’t speak a negative word against Obama, but he sure was rippin Hayworth, even before he ran.

JD is very pro Sheriff Joe Arpaio. McCain supported supported amnesty and cap-and-trade legislation.

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February 15, 2010

Dictator Obama Making Plans to Use More Executive Power

Obama Making Plans to Use Executive Power

NY Times

With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities.

Obama has not given up hope of progress on Capitol Hill, aides said, and has scheduled a session with Republican leaders on health care later this month. But in the aftermath of a special election in Massachusetts that cost Democrats unilateral control of the Senate, the White House is getting ready to act on its own in the face of partisan gridlock heading into the midterm campaign.

“We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues,” said Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff.

Any president has vast authority to influence policy even without legislation, through executive orders, agency rule-making and administrative fiat. And Mr. Obama’s success this week in pressuring the Senate to confirm 27 nominations by threatening to use his recess appointment power demonstrated that executive authority can also be leveraged to force action by Congress.

Mr. Obama has already decided to create a bipartisan budget commission under his own authority after Congress refused to do so. His administration has signaled that it plans to use its discretion to soften enforcement of the ban on openly gay men and lesbians serving in the military, even as Congress considers repealing the law. And the Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with possible regulations on heat-trapping gases blamed for climate change, while a bill to cap such emissions languishes in the Senate.

In an effort to demonstrate forward momentum, the White House is also drawing more attention to the sorts of actions taken regularly by cabinet departments without much fanfare. The White House heavily promoted an export initiative announced by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke last week and nearly $1 billion in health care technology grants announced on Friday by Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, and Hilda L. Solis, the labor secretary.

White House officials said the increased focus on executive authority reflected a natural evolution from the first year to the second year of any presidency.

“The challenges we had to address in 2009 ensured that the center of action would be in Congress,” said Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director. “In 2010, executive actions will also play a key role in advancing the agenda.”

The use of executive authority during times of legislative inertia is hardly new; former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush turned to such powers at various moments in their presidencies, and Mr. Emanuel was in the thick of carrying out the strategy during his days as a top official in the Clinton White House.

But Mr. Obama has to be careful how he proceeds because he has been critical of both Mr. Clinton’s penchant for expending presidential capital on small-bore initiatives, like school uniforms, and Mr. Bush’s expansive assertions of executive authority, like the secret program of wiretapping without warrants.

Already, Mr. Obama has had to reconcile his campaign-trail criticism of Mr. Bush for excessive use of so-called signing statements to bypass parts of legislation with his own use of such tactics. After a bipartisan furor in Congress last year, Mr. Obama stopped issuing such signing statements, but aides said last month that he still reserves the right to ignore sections of bills he considers unconstitutional if objections have been lodged previously by the executive branch.

Another drawback of the executive power strategy is that actions taken unilaterally by the executive branch may not be as enduring as decisions made through acts of Congress signed into law by a president. For instance, while the E.P.A. has been determined to have the authority to regulate carbon emissions, the administration would rather have a market-based system of pollution permits, called cap and trade, that requires legislation.

Still, presidents have logged significant accomplishments through the stroke of a pen. In 1996, on his own authority, Mr. Clinton turned a 2,600-square-mile section of southern Utah into the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, in what was called at the time his boldest environmental move. Mr. Bush followed suit in 2006 by designating a 140,000-square-mile stretch of islands and ocean near Hawaii as the largest protected marine reserve in the world, in what some see as his most lasting environmental achievement.

The use of executive power came to a head this week when Mr. Obama confronted Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, about nominations held up in the Senate. In a meeting with Congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday, Mr. Obama turned to Mr. McConnell and vowed to use his power to appoint officials during Senate recesses if his nominations were not cleared.

By Thursday, the Senate had voted to confirm 27 of 63 nominations that had been held up, and the White House declared victory. Two administration officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Friday that the White House had drafted a list of about a dozen nominees for the president to appoint during the recess that just began, but most were among those cleared.

Mr. McConnell’s office denied that the president’s threat had anything to do with the confirmations, pointing out that the Senate regularly passes a batch of nominees before going on recess.

“All presidents get frustrated with the pace of nominations, and all Congresses say they’re doing their best, so it’s not a surprise,” said Don Stewart, a spokesman for Mr. McConnell. “But the fact is nominees are being confirmed, particularly those nominated since December.”

The recess appointment power stems from the days when lawmakers were in session only part of the year, but in modern times presidents have used it to circumvent opposition in the Senate. Mr. Clinton made 139 recess appointments, 95 of them to full-time positions, while Mr. Bush made 171, with 99 to full-time jobs. Mr. Obama has yet to make any.

Those given such appointments can serve until the end of the next Congressional session. As a senator, Mr. Obama was less enamored with recess appointments. When Mr. Bush used the power to install John R. Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Obama called Mr. Bolton “damaged goods.”

But the White House argued that Mr. Obama’s choices have been held up more than Mr. Bush’s and left open the prospect of giving recess appointments to some of those still held up, including Craig Becker, a labor lawyer whose nomination for a seat on the National Labor Relations Board has been blocked.

“If the stalling tactics continue,” said Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, “he’s not ruling out using recess appointments for anybody that he’s nominated.”


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

Liberty is at stake and the clock is ticking.

Basically declaring that he needs not Congress nor Senate nor even countrymen to run his country. Even screwball Dems in Congress don’t take kindly to having their authority usurped by...the usurper-in-chief.

Obama knows that he loses and his Marxist dreams will end in the 2010 elections! He will bare his fangs and he will go nuclear on this country. It has begun!!

The White House is unraveling exponentially. The events of the last year, especially the last month, are wearing on Obama. . You can see it in his face, hear it in his voice. . The Narcissistic Rage is fomenting and imho our country is in danger from within. Who is Obama and What is he going to do as things spiral out of control? Daily more and more people understand his background, his history, his Marxist mentors, his communist mole background.

Obama has the psychological capacity to go insane fighting the interests aligned against him. He believed the messiah bullsh*t but he lacks the political and executive skills necessary to change course and save "his" presidency. This Marxist Obama is going to hit the wall and millions of American lives are at serious risk.

Obama signed 38 Executive Order's in 2009.

....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 Espoused Marxist's Views in College As We Can See In His Actions Today

Dr. John Drew, a political scientist at Occidental College, reports on young Obama's marxist socialist perspective in the Fall of 1980:

" I met the young Barack Obama during the fall of 1980. I got a chance to see how his mind worked from my conversations with him. He was already an ardent Marxist socialist by the time he was a sophomore at Occidental College. I would be curious to know how and why his beliefs changed...if, indeed, they have changed.

Obama Espoused Radical Views in College

Monday, Feb 8, 2010

By: Ronald Kessler

As a college student, Barack Obama expressed Marxist views, including the need for a new socialist U.S. government, according to a student who says he shared the future president’s opinion at the time.

Such views by a college student may not be surprising. And like most students who hold radical views, Obama’s positions, at least publicly, have evolved substantially.

However, this new window on Obama’s youth and early political thinking demonstrates how little is known about the background of America’s 44th president.

Dr. John C. Drew, a grant writing consultant in Laguna Niguel, Calif., tells Newsmax he met Obama in 1980 when Obama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Drew had just graduated from Occidental and was attending graduate school at Cornell University.

Drew’s then girlfriend, Caroline Boss—now Grauman-Boss—knew Obama because she shared classes with him at Occidental.

During Christmas break, Drew says he was at Grauman-Boss’ home in Palo Alto when Obama came over with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, his roommate from Pakistan.

“Barack and Hasan showed up at the house in a BMW, and then we went to a restaurant together,” Drew says. “We had a nice meal, and then we came back to the house and smoked cigarettes and drank and argued politics.”

For the next several hours, they discussed Marxism.

“He was arguing a straightforward Marxist-Leninist class-struggle point of view, which anticipated that there would be a revolution of the working class, led by revolutionaries, who would overthrow the capitalist system and institute a new socialist government that would redistribute the wealth,” says Drew, who says he himself was then a Marxist.

“The idea was basically that wealthy people were exploiting others,” Drew says. “That this was the secret of their wealth, that they weren’t paying others enough for their work, and they were using and taking advantage of other people. He was convinced that a revolution would take place, and it would be a good thing.”

Drew concluded that Obama thought of himself as “part of an intelligent, radical vanguard that was leading the way towards this revolution and towards this new society.”

In contrast, “My more pessimistic Marxist perspective indicated this was not a realistic possibility, that we really hadn’t seen a sort of complete revolution take place anywhere in Western Europe, and that this isn’t what had happened in more socialistic Germany or in France,” Drew says. “He was pretty persistent, that I didn’t know what I was talking about.”

Drew’s viewpoint that a revolution was unrealistic “made me very unpopular that evening. It was considered a reactionary and insensitive thing to argue,” says Drew.

Drew saw Obama again at a party Obama and Chandoo gave in June 1981 at the house they shared. Drew went on to become an assistant professor of political science at Williams College.

In 1981, Obama left Occidental to attend Columbia University. During that year, Obama spent “about three weeks” visiting Chandoo and his family in Karachi, Pakistan, according to the account of Obama spokesman Bill Burton during the campaign.

Chandoo is now a financial consultant who was formerly a broker at Oppenheimer & Co. He has contributed to Obama’s campaign and helped raise more than $100,000 for him as a bundler.

“If that’s what John Drew said, that’s what he said,” Chandoo commented. “I can’t remember Obama ever talking like that. It sounds a bit absurd to me, but that’s my opinion. I can’t remember him ever expressing an interest in being a Marxist.”

Much of what is known about Obama’s past has been revealed and defined by Obama himself, largely through his two bestselling books “Dreams of My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope.”

In these works and throughout his career, Obama has clearly identified with the oppressed. In “Dreams of My Father” Obama details how white settlers and sugar companies came to dominate and exploit his native Hawaii.

In that memoir, Obama said that at Occidental, “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.”

As president, Obama has espoused the view that the rich are not sharing their wealth with the less fortunate. In a Sept. 6, 2001, radio interview, Obama expressed regret that the Supreme Court hadn’t engaged in wealth redistribution.

In some ways, Obama’s opinions about American-style capitalism seem to mirror the views of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., Obama’s minister who was his self-described mentor and “sounding board” for 20 years. Wright’s “Black Value System” denounced “our racist competitive society” and included the disavowal of the pursuit of “middle-classness.”

The Black Value System defined “middle-classness” as a way American society seduced blacks into achieving economic success, thus snaring them rather than “killing them off directly.”

In a similar vein, when he discussed politics with him in 1980, Drew says that in Obama’s view, “America was definitely the enemy, and American elites were the enemy, and whatever America was doing was definitely wrong and bad. He thought that perhaps the Soviet Union was misunderstood, and it was doing a better job for its people than most people realized.”

Chandoo said he doesn’t know which professors Obama was referring to in his book. Asked when he last saw Obama, Chandoo said he has not seen nor talked with him since before Obama became a U.S. senator. However, under “community member,” the White House listed Chandoo as a guest at Obama’s Ramadan dinner last fall.

When asked about that, Chandoo acknowledged from his home in Armonk, N.Y., that he attended the dinner. Despite the fact that fewer than 70 people were in attendance, Chandoo added, “I did not get a chance to see the boss.” He then said he shook hands with Obama in a receiving line.

Chandoo said he has been in touch with Caroline Grauman-Boss over the years. She did not respond to a request for comment.

Burton, now deputy White House press secretary, also did not respond to a request for comment.

Drew’s encounter with Obama’s early political thinking adds to the mystery that has shrouded his past.

For more than a year during the campaign, the media were aware of Obama’s ties with the Rev. Wright, for example, but the press did not reveal them until Obama was far ahead in the primaries.

Obama has contributed to the lack of knowledge about his past by refusing to release early documentation about his life, including his college and Harvard Law School transcripts and his senior thesis at Columbia.

Referring to Obama’s quote from “Dreams of My Father” that he associated with Marxist professors, Drew says, “What he’s not saying is that he was in 100 percent total agreement with those Marxist professors. When you understand that, Obama’s later associations and policies make more sense, including why he was taken in by Rev. Wright’s ideology.”

In 1983 and 1984, Drew says he came to realize that his own Marxist views were rubbish. He now considers himself a conservative.

In contrast, Drew says, Obama has never revealed how his political thinking evolved and “what were the logical steps he took to get out of his Marxist world view.”


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

The right know this, the left celebrates it yet probably won’t admit it!

The shame is, this didn't happen yesterday, he had these feelings and beliefs YEARS ago.

Interedting too is the matter that there are ZERO witnesses to Obama ever being at Columbia. No teachers, no students, no records. Just Columbia's word that he was there. That's all we have.

WE knew it. Sarah tried to tell people, but McCain wouldn’t allow Obama’s background to be in play. The media refused to ask even the most basic questions. That was a crime against the American people. They were allowed to remain in ignorance and now we suffer for it.

People remember Obama at Occidental but why doesn’t anyone remember him at Columbia? And I think this Dr. Drew is the first one to remember him from Occidental. At least, that I've heard of

Need to point out too that Obama spoke of "revolution".

And Obama has not changed his views, but he has worked very hard to conceal them from the American people, aided and abetted by the Marxists in the American press.

"We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America"
--B.H.Obama, 2008

The truth will come out, and we should do whatever we can to help that process.

Communist revolution is what reverend Wright's "Black Liberation Theology" is all about. Add in too the Weather Underground connection Obama has had.

"Their founding document [the Weather Underground's] called for the establishment of a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other "anti-colonial" movements[1] to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism."..."-Berger, Dan (2006). Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity. AK Press, 95.

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Lt Col Peters on Biden's Iraq Comments

Lt Col Peters on Biden's Iraq Comments: "He's All Gun Powder, No Bullets. He's Like the Crazy Uncle"

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters responding to Joe Biden saying that Iraq will be one of Obama's greatest achievements, while at the same time accusing Dick Cheney of rewriting history.

Peters: "This is crazy, here's Biden saying Cheney can't re-write history and my god, Biden just claimed that Iraq is gonna be one of Obama's great achievements, if that's not re-writing history, I don't know what is but at the end of the day, it doesn't pay too get wired up about anything the Vice President says, Joe Biden, he's a decent guy but he's all gunpowder, no bullets. He's like the crazy uncle in the family that sits around the holiday dinner table and always says something wacky and the rest of the family just rolls their eyes and keeps eating, you gotta kinda treat it like that"

"Even after the surge had been an obvious operational success, Biden was still claiming the summer after the surge that it was a failure, and that mattered. Because it's not just politics, it's undercutting our troops, it's giving our enemies ammunition to believe that we're failing"

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

Joe Biden, Gibbs and Obama are creating a massive Karma bomb for themselves that’s inevitably gonna drop on their heads.

Thank you Lt.Col. Peters.

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Rush Limbaugh Takes Wolf Blitzer To Task

Rush Limbaugh taking apart Wolf Blitzer for his bias in favor of Obama and against George W. Bush and Sarah Palin. Limbaugh plays clips from one day in 2006 when Blitzer repeatedly headlined President Bush's declining poll numbers. He then played what Blitzer had to say recently about Obama's declining poll numbers.

Note the contrast.

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

LOL I love the way Rush points this out.

Crickets ......LOL hahahahaha good one.

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Judge Finds Grounds to Sanction Arizona Sheriff's Office

Judge Finds Grounds to Sanction Arizona Sheriff's Office

FOX News

A federal judge has found grounds for sanctioning an Arizona sheriff's office for its acknowledged destruction of records in a lawsuit that accuses deputies of racially profiling countless Hispanics in immigration patrols.

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow held off on imposing the sanctions against the office of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the Friday ruling, but indicted he would do so at a later date once related issues were ironed out.

Since early 2008, Arpaio has run 13 immigration and crimes sweeps consisting of deputies and posse volunteers who flood an area of a city — in some cases heavily Latino areas — to seek out traffic violators and arrest other offenders.

The handful of Latinos who filed the lawsuit against Arpaio's office alleged that officers based some traffic stops on the race of Hispanics who were in vehicles, had no probable cause to pull them over and made the stops so they could inquire about their immigration status.

Arpaio is known for tough jail policies, including housing inmates in canvas tents, and pushing the bounds for how local law enforcement agencies can confront illegal immigration.

The U.S. Justice Department said it's investigating his office for alleged discrimination and for unconstitutional searches and seizures, but won't provide any details of its examination. The sheriff believes the inquiry is focused on his immigration efforts.

Arpaio has repeatedly denied the racial profiling allegations, saying people pulled over in the sweeps were approached because deputies had probable cause to believe they had committed crimes. It was only afterward that deputies found many of them were illegal immigrants, he has said.

Some sheriff's officials have acknowledged deleting their e-mails about the patrols and throwing away and shredding officers' records of traffic stops made during the sweeps.

Snow said the sheriff's office was negligent for not holding onto the documents and that the failure to preserve them is enough to justify sanctions. The judge asked plaintiff's attorneys to suggest unspecified "adverse inferences" that could be drawn from the destruction of officers' records of traffic stops made during the sweeps.
Peter Kozinets, one of those attorneys, said Saturday that the document destruction deprived his clients of records that would have shown deputies were selective in whom they approached during the sweeps.
The sheriff's office said the destruction was an honest error that sprung from a top official not telling others in his office to preserve the documents.
The office also said the traffic-stop records were thrown away after supervisors tabulated statistics from them and that thousands of other documents have been handed over.
"We thought the ruling was extremely fair and we are pleased to cooperate," said Dave Hendershott, chief deputy of the sheriff's office. "It clearly shows that the judge understood that it was an unintentional oversight. We are very pleased with the ruling."
Snow also said that plaintiff's attorneys can again depose Arpaio to question him about his own 800-page immigration file, which was covered by a documents request but wasn't handed over before his first deposition in mid-December.


Blogs 4 Borders interviewed Sheriff Joe awhile back.


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

The U.S. Justice Department said it's investigating his office for alleged discrimination and for unconstitutional searches and seizures, but won't provide any details of its examination.

Holder's office

Any Police organization that tries to uphold this Republic's laws against illegal immigration seems to find itself on the wrong side of the Obama administration.

Sheriff Joe is a great person and a great Patriot! If anyone can do it Sheriff Joe can. He is the type of man we need in every city state an county to turn this country around.

We have a lot to thank Sheriff Joe for.

He is leading the way back to SANITY.

God Bless Sheriff Joe!

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Obama Drunk with Power, America Gets Hangover

Obama Drunk with Power, America Gets Hangover

By: Floyd Brown

Americans are waking up with a whopping Obama-hangover, and it’s not a pretty sight.

Daily, it dawns on ever more Americans that the man in the White House is not the one they thought they met when he waltzed onto the stage and stole their hearts at recent Democratic National Conventions. At that time, Obama intoxicated the masses eager for hope and change with his punch of smooth oratory, soaring rhetoric and promises galore. Now he’s left Americans high and dry.

Barack Obama’s hypocrisy is bubbling to the surface and his well built facade is crackling and crumbling.

Pledges to clean up government and ban lobbyists evidently only applied to lobbyists of his choosing. His pledge to bring transparency to healthcare dealings and televise them on CSPAN, actually boiled down to an hour on CSPAN with hours on end conducted behind closed doors. How about promising to usher in bipartisanship and closing Guantanamo Bay? With honesty that matches John Edwards’, a year later, Guantanamo Bay is still open and bipartisanship is a thing of the past. Signs of the American people’s Obama-hangover are evidenced by his poll numbers and the repudiation of his policies as seen in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia.

Despite Obama promising to usher in a new era of politics, in practice he behaves like a Chicago Machine politician. In true mob fashion, he’s exacted retribution from moderate Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak by eliminating the $1 million funding for the B. J. Stupak scholarship that supports aspiring Olympians at Northern Michigan University. It’s named after Stupak’s son, who tragically died as a teenager. Obama’s message is clear: Stop being a thorn in my side by insisting that Obamacare not fund abortions. And you other congressmen better watch out and not step out of line either, or you’ll be next. This is the modus operandi of his controversial chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. As Obama told Rep. Peter DeFazio in true mobster form, “Don’t think we are not keeping score, brother.”

Obama’s most recent bit of political chicanery is his proposed “spending freeze.” He knows that this empty promise will have the net effect of increasing the government over time. Obama likes to claim he inherited record deficits from Bush. The only problem with this assertion; Obama’s party controlled Congress the last two years of the Bush administration and then-Senator Obama supported the bank bailout which is the single largest aspect of the Bush deficit legacy. Obama fails to take credit for his massive economic stimulus, and other bailout programs that ran up the deficit in his first year in office. He proposes to “freeze” federal spending at 24 percent of GDP through fiscal year 2020. This is opposed to the historic average of government spending hovering around 20.5 percent of GDP. So while Obama claims that the deficit is temporary and he’s “losing sleep over it”: Americans beware. He wants to freeze spending all right, but freeze it at a higher level than ever before.

His doublespeak continues. When lecturing Republicans on bipartisanship, he means: Abandon your principles and vote for my policies, no matter how liberal. He claims Republicans need to stop rehashing disproven talking points, yet when it comes to rehashing talking points, Obama is the master. He does it on an almost daily basis. Obama lied in the State of the Union about a Supreme Court decision, claiming it eliminated 100 years of precedent and would allow foreign businesses to contribute influence to American political campaigns. And without batting an eyelash, Obama deceitfully claims that “our healthcare plan does not fund abortions.”

Obama’s lie that he is not an ideologue does not match with reality. When running for office, Obama positioned himself as the most liberal of the candidates on healthcare and on the Iraq war. Currently, he is running the most leftist administration in American history. The Federal Government payroll will balloon to a record high of 2.15 million employees in 2010. His administration is ramming a radical agenda of bigger government with no end in sight. Sen. Judd Gregg, the same Senator who nearly gave up his seat to work in the Obama administration before he realized that Obama was all talk, calls Obama’s colossal budget an “unsustainable disaster.”

If that doesn’t make him an ideologue, we don’t know what does.

Obama speaks about all the right things. The problem is, and continues to be, his radical actions. Our only hope is that Americans will watch what he does, and not be deceived by what he says.

IMPEACH Obama Campaign


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

The massive hangover started on Nov 4th. when he was elected. Heck even before when we all tried so hard to educate people what Obama was......yes a WHAT. grrrrrr

The politics aside for just a moment, I must say that the diction of this Chief Turkey is starting to get in my craw.
Just for openers: The claptrap “gonna” for “going to” is totally unacceptable for a CEO — much less the President. And, if one were to pay close attention, one can perceive that retired community agitator consistently abuses the King's English.

But, in all candor,what could one realistically expect from the dregs of the Chicago Machine ? !!

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

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February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day February 14th To All Our Troops, Veterans and One and All

Valentines Day is here, and hundreds of thousands of United States soldiers will be far away from their loved ones, unable to share an affectionate embrace, a romantic candlelight dinner, a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers.

Valentines Day is about showing the ones you love just how much they mean to you, and no one knows this better than friends and families of troops overseas.

So to all our Military, and their families, to all the Veterans, and to all of you that are friends of Theodore's World blog........ Angry Old Salt and I wish you all a special Valentines Day! Thank you for being in our lives and to the troops, thank you for all you do and for serving our country. Thank you for our freedom!

And Happy Valentines Day to each one of you that are such an important part of Theodore's World blog.

You are the song in my heart.

Wild Thing

This is for each of you that are so supportive of my blog and for your friendship. I love you all!!!!

Celtic Woman ~ You Raise Me Up


When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

There is no life - no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

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School Days For Some Fun

This is a scene from the Rodney Dangerfield movie, "Back To School", in which Rodney takes his first economics class and gives the arrogant professor some real-world input to his economic theory of starting a new business:

Rodney Dangerfield's First Economics Class

PROFESSOR: First off, by looking at construction costs of our new factory.

DANGERFIELD: Uh, what's the product?

PROFESSOR: That is immaterial for the purposes of our discussion here, but if it makes you happy, let's say we're making tape-recorders.

DANGERFIELD: Tape-recorders? Are you kidding? That's (bleep) gonna kill us on the labor costs.

PROFESSOR: Okay. Fine. Then let's just say they are widgets.

DANGERFIELD: What's a widget?

PROFESSOR: It's a fictional product. It doesn't matter.

DANGERFIELD: Doesn't matter. Tell that to the bank.

SON: Easy, take it easy. It's the first day.

PROFESSOR: On the board you will see a cost analysis for the construction of a 30,000 square foot facility which will encompass both factory and office space and is fully serviced by all utilities, a railroad spur line, and a four-bay shipping dock.

DANGERFIELD: Hold it, hold it. Why build? You're better off leasing at a buck and a quarter, a buck and a half a square foot, take your down payment and put it into CDs or something else you could roll over every couple of months.

PROFESSOR: Thank you, Mr. Melon, but we'll be concentrating on finance a little later in the term. For the time being, let's just concentrate on the construction figures, shall we? You will see the final bottom line requires the factoring of not just the material and the construction costs, but also the architect's fees and the cost of land servicing.

DANGERFIELD: Oh-ho, you left out a bunch of stuff.

PROFESSOR: Oh, really? Like what, for instance?

DANGERFIELD: First of all, you're going to have to grease the local politicians for the sudden zoning problems that always come up. That is the kickback for the carpenters. And if you plan on using any cement in this building, I'm sure the teamsters like to have a little chat with you, and that will cost you. Ho, and don't forget a little something for the building inspectors. Then there's the long-term costs, such as waste disposal. I don't know if you are familiar with who runs that business, but I assure you it's not the Boy Scouts.

PROFESSOR: That will be quite enough, Mr. Melon. Maybe bribes and kickbacks and Mafia payoffs are how you do business, but they are not part of the legitimate business world, and they're certainly not part of anything I am teaching in this class. Do I make myself clear?

DANGERFIELD: Sorry, just trying to help, that's all.

PROFESSOR: Now, notwithstanding Mr. Melon's input, the next question for us is where to build our factory.

DANGERFIELD: How about Fantasyland?


This one below is my all time favorite!!! "BACK TO SCHOOL" - Sam Kinison teaches a History class ~ Wild Thing

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During the Olympics The Feds Will Be Reader Twitter, Drudge and Huffington Post and The Blotter

During the Olympics, The Feds Will Be Reading Your Tweets – And the Blotter

DHS Is Monitoring Social Media and Web Sites for Terror and Disaster Info


As the winter Olympics begin, the Department of Homeland Security has disclosed that it will be monitoring the comments and posts on websites and social media like Twitter for information on possible terror threats.

Among the sites listed in a privacy impact statement filed Friday afternoon by DHS are the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post, Twitter, Google and this web site, the Blotter.

The National Operations Center of DHS will watch the web for information, according to the statement, to "provide situational awareness" in the event of natural disaster, an "act of terrorism, or other manmade disaster."

"The Olympics are a potential target for such events," said the statement. The statement did not list all web sites and social media that the NOC will monitor, but provided 31 examples, many of them, like the Blotter, sites that cover breaking news, security, or terror.

DHS officials say they will not be monitoring the web sites extensively, but would use the sites as a reference and open source tool in the event of an incident or emergency. DHS officials also used the monitoring of social media sites in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake to aid rescue efforts.

~snipet ~

One website that is not included on the DHS approved sites for monitoring is Facebook, since Facebook would require officials to log in.

While Canada is leading the security effort for the games with an estimated price tag of almost $1 billion, US law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Customs Border Protection (CBP), Coast Guard, and DHS, will be assisting with security efforts due to Vancouver's proximity to the U.S.-Canada border.


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

We are so lucky to have Janet heading up our security. NOT!

Obama and his Administration DESPERATELY trying to convince Americans it is REALLY, REALLY on top of the terrorist threat thing.

Interesting isn’t it that after removing the word “terrorist” from “government speak” it is now back and prominent?

Pathetic bastards would be laughable if they weren’t so dangerous.

I didn't know terrorists Tweet??

"I tawt I taw a tewwowist" -- Tweety Bird

Link for The Olympics

....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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Big Time Failure Obama Runs Off At The Mouth And Lectures America on Politicians

Obama had the nerve to lecture America on politicians who, “Talk the talk but won’t walk the walk on fiscal responsibility.”

Obama tripled the federal budget deficit last year. He will likely top that this year. Just yesterday he signed legislation that authorized the US government to increase the debt by $1.9 trillion.

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

Excuse me, does Obama even know any Americans, I mean the kind that are NOT freaks, communists, Marxists, perferts, tax evaders, military haters etc.?????

Obama is psychotic. Obama sure is a total FAILURE., and he is trying to position himself on the side of the anti-incumbent sentiment rocking America right now. He’ll fail at that, too. Fewer and fewer people are buying in to his open and outright lies, now.

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The best way to “Spread the Wealth Around” by by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

The best way to “Spread the Wealth Around”

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

In the interest of getting directly to the point, the solution to the economic mess Bush and Obama have created is to allow free market capitalism to work, (as distinct from Robber Barron CEOs and/or Wall Street neither of which are capitalism but are legalized robbery and gambling and need to be reined in). What follows are seven short, easy lessons.

Lesson # 1: Giving a three thousand dollar tax credit to businesses for each employee hired is a non-starter in an economy where there is no need for additional employees. That may be okay in government but is not okay where one has to make a profit to remain in business.

Lesson # 2: Forcing unions down the throats of businesses raises costs because of union scale wages increase costs to consumers, decreases profit margins, decreases business activity resulting in lost jobs which increases unemployment taxes and further exacerbates economic problems.

Lesson # 3: Increasing taxes increases funds to “spread the wealth around” but decreases funds available to income generators and associated business activity which decreases government revenues, and thus decreases funds available to “spread the wealth around.”

Lesson # 4: Recalling back to the second or third grade, spending money that does not exist, then printing it to bring it into existence is a form of theft.

Lesson # 5: Lesson 4 above, devalues all dollars and decreases the ability of all dollar holders to purchase goods and services because #4 inflates the costs of all goods and services in relation to the dollar. Thus it decreases business activity and revenues for the government to “spread the wealth around.”

Lesson # 6: Increasing the cost of fuel via front and back door taxes increases the cost to move products and directly raises the cost of the product therefore decreasing sales and profit which decreases instant and overall business activity, leads to lost jobs and associated revenue to the government for “spreading the wealth around.”

Lesson # 7: Lowering taxes and cutting unnecessary programs makes more funds available for consumption and expansion, increases business activity and associated revenues and thus increases overall volume and amount of revenue to the government; thus more money is available for stimulus spending, shovel ready projects, and what the hell, “spreading the wealth around.”

This is just a start but, get the picture?

Recommendation: Hire some people who have hands on business experience!

Semper Fidelis

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

Hello Obama are you listening???? I guess he is too busy with his self love and his hate for the American Dream to listen to anyone that might have some good ideas.

GRRRRRRRRRR Obama is going to end up taking every sent we make.

....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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An 'Impeach Obama' Highway Billboard ~ Excellent!

OSHKOSH - A controversial billboard along Highway 41 is catching people's attention. It calls for President Obama to be removed from office.
The spot, near the Oshkosh Correctional Institute, is also becoming a popular spot for motorists to pull over and snap a picture."

The sign kind of struck me as being very forceful. I was driving up to Green Bay this morning and saw it. It just surprised me that a sign like that would be out there, that blatant," said Gary Fox, of Waukesha.

Jones Sign Company said the billboard went up on Thursday. So, who paid for it?
FOX 11 went looking and it turns out it wasn't a group of small business owners. It was Tom Wroblewski, an attorney in Menasha.

Video ofthe local news discussing this billboard

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

Impeach Barack Obama and get rid of EVERY progressive/socialist/liberal/collectivist rat in politics...and defund ALL collectives.

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February 13, 2010

Rep. Patrick Kennedy Decision Not to Seek Re-election ~ GOOD Get Lost!

Rhode Island Democrat Rep. Patrick Kennedy personally announcing his decision not to seek re-election to the House of Representatives this fall. Kennedy said his like was now going to take a "new direction," and he thanked the people of Rhode Island for the opportunity to serve.

Patrick Kennedy : "My life is taking a new direction and I will not be a candidate for re-election this year"

This is more like the REAL reason why.............

Poll: Rep. Kennedy vulnerable in Nov. Analyst: It could be the race of his career

Congressman Patrick Kennedy may be facing his most difficult re-election campaign in 16 years, according to an exclusive WPRI-12 Poll released this week.

The poll shows 31 percent of those interviewed said they would “consider another” candidate and 28 percent said they would “vote to replace” Kennedy. Those who would re-elect the eight-term Congressman came in at 35 percent. Five percent weren’t sure.

Kennedy’s numbers are even bleaker when you go statewide: of the 500 polled in both districts, a mere 35 percent give Kennedy a favorable rating, with a 62 percent unfavorable rating. He fared slightly better in District 1 with a 42 percent favorable and 56 percent unfavorable.

“This could become the race of Patrick Kennedy’s life,” said Eyewitness News analyst and pollster Joe Fleming. “It depends on how strong his opponent is. If [they] can raise money, this could become a very serious race.”

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

Good riddance to the Kennedy era!!!!!!

“Social Justice.” he mentions. Social justice...just a nice way of saying communism for the Kennedys.

Dang it’s good! If revenge is a dish best served cold, this one is right out of the freezer!

Good riddance to one of the most corrupt political families in American history. You won’t be missed.


....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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Sen. Rockefeller On Obama: “He’s Beginning To Be Not Believable To Me”


Senator Jay Rockefeller (Dem- West Virginia) told a committee hearing yesterday that Barack Obama is “beginning to be unbelievable” to him.

"He says 'I'm for clean coal,' and then he says it in his speeches, but he doesn't say it in here," said Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia. "And he doesn't say it in the minds of my own people. And he's beginning to not be believable to me."

Being ‘frank’

The Journal

We don't know whether Gov. Joe Manchin, in discussing a meeting with President Barack Obama, used the word "frank" as it so often is employed in diplomacy. After he and several other governors met to discuss energy policy with Obama, Manchin said the conversation was "direct, frank, right from everyone's heart. I think (Obama) knows very well where (coal state governors) are coming from."

When diplomats use the word "frank," it often is code for a discussion in which the parties are nowhere near agreement. That is the case with Obama and coal. Despite what he says, the president continues to act in ways that, if continued, will devastate the coal industry and states like ours that depend on it.

More worrisome for tens of millions of Americans who do not live in coal-producing states is the effect Obama's policies will have on them. If measures such as "cap and trade" are implemented, many families will see their utility bills go up by thousands of dollars a year.

Obama insists that he does not want to write off coal as a fuel used widely in the United States. But as so often is the case in Washington, his policies do not agree with his public pronouncements. The "cap and trade" bill, an announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency that it may take dramatic action on its own, and EPA behavior involving mining permits are examples of anti-coal policy.

For too long, some coal-state members of Congress accepted Obama's promises without noticing the 800-pound gorilla in the room - administration policies. There is evidence that may change.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., seems to have become a convert. Last week he signaled strongly that promises from the White House are not enough. During a Senate hearing on Obama's proposal for the 2001 budget, Rockefeller lashed out.

According to one published report, Rockefeller made it clear "he isn't sure he trusts the president's commitments to coal. ..." Referring to Obama's pledges to support coal, the senator complained that, "He says it in his speeches, but he doesn't say it in (his budget proposal). He doesn't say it in the actions of (EPA Administrator) Lisa Jackson. And he doesn't say it in the minds of my own people. And he's beginning to not be believable to me."

Precisely. In an interview published in the New York Times, Rockefeller said it is not just energy spending policy that worries him. "It's not a question of money, it's a question of the overall approach. I just wonder whether they really do understand the importance of coal, the fact the nation can't exist without it," he explained.

As Rockefeller stressed, the issue is a nonpartisan one in which Obama may find himself contending against many Democrats, as well as Republican lawmakers. "There's some coal-state senators like myself that have to be satisfied; forget all the Republicans who vote 'no' on everything," he told the Times reporter.

If Obama gets away with saying one thing and doing another in regard to coal, our state will be devastated. And again, tens of millions of other Americans, many in states where not a ton of coal is mined, will pay dearly. The nation's economy as a whole will suffer.

But if other members of Congress join Rockefeller in demanding that Obama adopt a more rational philosophy, the looming disaster can be prevented. That needs to happen soon and in dramatic fashion - and we urge West Virginia's congressional delegation in both the Senate and the House of Representatives to be leaders in demanding that the president match his policies to his promises.


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

The Dems know they have a complete disaster on their hands.

Obama said very clearly that he planned to bankrupt the coal industry. I guess the voters and politicians from the coal mining states—which includes quite a few states that voted for Obama—weren’t listening.

And McCain, jackass that he is, never really raised this issue during the election debates. Sarah was talking about drilling and energy independence, and McCain was in Full Green Mode.

The community organizer has anchored himself with every fruitcake radical Czar and idea he could find. Not to mention Michelle.

Sorros may want to get his money back from his purchase of Barack Hussein Obama.

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P.O. Box 1142

The Veterans of PO Box 1142, a highly secret operation which interrogated high-value Nazi detainees, have just begun to speak about their experiences after honoring their commitment to silence for six decades.

The veterans of P.O. Box 1142, a top-secret installation in Fairfax County that went only by its postal code name, were brought back to Fort Hunt by park rangers who are piecing together a portrait of what happened there during the war.
Nearly 4,000 prisoners of war, most of them German scientists and submariners, were brought in for questioning for days, even weeks, before their presence was reported to the Red Cross, a process that did not comply with the Geneva Conventions. Many of the interrogators were refugees from the Third Reich.
"We did it with a certain amount of respect and justice," said John Gunther Dean, 81, who became a career Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Denmark.
The interrogators had standards that remain a source of pride and honor.
"During the many interrogations, I never laid hands on anyone," said George Frenkel, 87, of Kensington. "We extracted information in a battle of the wits. I'm proud to say I never compromised my humanity."

P.O. Box 1142

An offhand comment from a park visitor unveiled the untold story of a secret Virginia facility where clever interrogation techniques and good old-fashioned eavesdropping helped secure victory in World War II. Now the Park Service is racing to unearth all the details before the last remaining witnesses vanish.

By Heidi Ridgley

( Heidi Ridgley lives a few miles from the site of P.O. Box 1142, and she hopes to be one of the first people to walk through its visitors center. )

It’s a steamy summer night in 1943 in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside the nation’s capital, and another Army bus with dark windows is rumbling down the George Washington Memorial Parkway, headed for a nearly forgotten fort dating back to the Spanish-American War. The frequent arrivals at Fort Hunt no longer raise an eyebrow among locals, who assume the newly constructed facilities, complete with barbed wire fences and guard towers, simply support a World War II officer’s training school. But there’s a lot more to the story.

More than 65 years later, the activities conducted at Fort Hunt are emerging as one of the best-kept secrets of the last century: The men and the few women assigned here took oaths of secrecy to their graves. When the government began bulldozing the 100 or so buildings in 1946, this quiet spot along the Potomac became a place for simple Sunday pleasures like picnics and softball.

Since 1933, the plot of land has been managed by the Park Service, but during World War II, the War Department took it over to house a top-secret military intelligence center, referred to then as P.O. Box 1142. The site included prisoner-of-war interrogation programs run by the Army and Navy known as MIS-Y (Military Intelligence Service-Y) and Op-16-Z (Operation-16-Z).

From July 1942 to November 1946, the U.S. military shepherded more than 4,000 prisoners of war (POWs) through Fort Hunt, housing, interrogating, and surreptitiously listening to the highest-ranking enemy officers, scientists, and submariners. Notable members of the Third Reich questioned here include rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, spymaster Reinhard Gehlen, and Heinz Schlicke, inventor of infrared detection.

The intelligence that American military personnel uncovered primarily focused on the Germans’ rocket and submarine technology, which was superior to the Allies’. It may have played a role in the decision to bomb Hiroshima and the subsequent victory for the Allies, helped rocket the United States to the top of the space race, defined Cold War strategies, and was a forerunner to the Central Intelligence Agency. Amazingly, the site’s historical significance might have been lost forever had it not been for a serendipitous moment between a park ranger and a park visitor three years ago.

In late 2006, a ranger told a tour group about Fort Hunt’s history as part of George Washington’s farm, as a hospital and camp for World War I vets marching on Washington to demand their war pensions, and as a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the 1930s, and one of the visitors offered, “My neighbor used to work here during World War II.” The neighbor’s name was Fred Michel, and he had since moved to Louisville, Kentucky. When park personnel phoned him, he revealed, “Yes, I worked at P.O. Box 1142 during World War II, and I’d love to tell you everything about it,” recalls Vincent Santucci, chief ranger at George Washington Memorial Parkway, the park unit that oversees Fort Hunt. “We did some great stuff there,” Michel told park staff. “But I signed a secrecy agreement.”

P.O. Box 1142 documents were declassified in waves, starting in 1977 and continuing through the 1990s. “But no one had told the vets that,” says Santucci. “They lived in isolation, not even telling the closest people in their lives.” P.O. Box 1142 veteran Wayne Spivey, 89, a chief clerk who managed the database of information gathered during Nazi interrogations, says, “I didn’t tell anybody because I didn’t think anybody would believe me. When people asked me what I did during the war, I told them I was stationed at P.O. Box 1142,” he says. “One fellow thought I worked for the post office, and I just let it go.”

To assure veterans like Spivey and Michel that they could talk freely, Santucci and other Park Service personnel had to go to great lengths. As far as these veterans knew, their work at P.O. Box 1142 remained classified, their sworn oath to secrecy still a matter of national security. Then, about two years ago, Santucci appealed to the military intelligence community for help.

The result: The chief of Army counterintelligence wrote letters to each veteran, encouraging them to share their stories with the Park Service, telling them, “We need to preserve the important information and the lessons learned from the work that you did,” says Santucci.

It wasn’t a moment too soon. In fact, with so few World War II vets still around, it’s actually about 10 years too late, says Santucci. “This information is going extinct like an endangered species,” he says. (Fred Michel died as this article was being written.) “The things these veterans told us need to be in the history books,” he adds. “We’ve now interviewed more than 50 veterans, and we’ve found out about multiple top-secret programs.” But those who worked in one program didn’t know about the other programs or even what others in their same program were working on. “It was very compartmentalized,” says Santucci. “That’s the way intelligence works.” Further confounding matters is how hard it is to track down living vets: Separated by their secrets, few stayed in touch.

But this much we know: P.O. Box 1142 housed two military intelligence programs in addition to MIS-Y and Op-16-Z. The MIS-X (Military Intelligence Service-X) program helped American personnel overseas to evade capture and communicated with those held captive. This was the stuff of James Bond—or Hogan’s Heroes. The duty of an American POW was to escape or cause enough chaos in the prisoner camp to keep the German soldiers preoccupied and off the frontlines. With the help of several manufacturing companies, personnel at 1142 sent care packages to American POWs containing items like cribbage boards and baseballs with radio receivers that could tune in to the BBC for coded messages. Decks of cards, pipes, and cigarette packs might contain hidden escape maps, saws, compasses, or money to help POWs escape.

Another key program was MIRS—the Military Intelligence Research Section—which studied documents to support tactical decisions but also aided efforts to extract information from POWs. This group armed American interrogators with details that made them appear to know far more than they actually did. For example, after Army researchers spotted a newspaper photo of German General Erwin Rommel surrounded by other generals at his daughter’s wedding, they used it to corner a general who was eventually captured and delivered to 1142. “An interrogator would say, ‘We already know most of the information we need,’” says Santucci. “‘And by the way, how was the wedding? We know you were standing next to general so and so, who was also captured and gave us plenty of information, so you might as well talk.’”

Personnel also interrogated prisoners and monitored them covertly. “They even bugged the trees,” says Santucci. “Although it’s hard to believe they called them bugs—they were two-feet long.”

Often the agents eavesdropping had little or no understanding of the details they were recording or the significance of the information, which was then passed on to other agents. Take the V1 and V2 rockets, the weapons of mass destruction at the time. Set on a course toward England, the world’s first long-range missiles flew until their engines gave out and then simply fell wherever they were. At 1142, monitor Werner Moritz recalled overhearing two German naval officers talking in their room: “Don’t worry, once the work at Peenemunde prevails, Germany will be victorious.” It took the Allies about a month to determine Peenemunde’s location, where the rockets were being made; soon after the British bombed the site.

In another instance, George Mandel, now 85, was assigned to a POW working on purifying uranium, though at the time Mandel had no idea why. “In my mind, I was just writing reports,” he says. “Of course months later, when Hiroshima happened, it all made sense.”

At first, the prisoners were primarily U-boat captains and crew members who had surrendered in the Atlantic. But as the war’s end neared, prominent scientists surrendered or were recruited with the promise that if they talked, they could pursue their studies in the United States. “The Russians captured more German scientists than the Americans,” says Santucci. “But we captured the hall-of-famers to help in the Cold War.” One such person, believed to have passed through 1142, was Wernher von Braun, the rocket scientist who would eventually become a key part of NASA’s efforts to put a man on the moon.

General Reinhard Gehlen, Hitler’s top spy against the Russians, also surrendered to the Americans and ended up at Fort Hunt. “He probably should’ve gone to Nuremberg and been prosecuted for war crimes,” says Santucci. “Instead he became chief of Russian counterintelligence during the Cold War.

That could be another reason why the military wanted to erase the things that happened at Fort Hunt years ago.” Mandel says Nazi party membership was overlooked in some cases because the U.S. military was already gathering intelligence on its next immediate worry: containing the Russians. “We didn’t like the idea that we were treating Nazis well,” says Mandel. “Many of us were Jewish—not necessarily religious—but we knew how the Germans had made life difficult for Jews in Germany. Still the feeling was that we should extract as much information as we could.”

In fact, many men stationed at P.O. Box 1142 were refugees from Germany—Jews who were young boys when their family fled from Hitler in the late 1930s. Some of them, like Henry Kolm, 84, lost relatives to the Nazis. These men were selected for their loyalty and their basic science skills but also for their proficiency in German and their cultural background, which could prove useful during interrogations. For example, Kolm recalls a conversation he had with one of his “customers” while playing chess. In an age when discussions of “enhanced interrogation techniques” have arisen regarding the Middle East conflict, POWs housed here were wooed with kindness and camaraderie. If they coughed up information voluntarily, they might get treated to a dinner in town or a shopping trip into Washington, D.C. In this case, Kolm’s colonel reminisced about his favorite remote mountain lake in Austria. Coincidentally, it was the same vacation spot Kolm’s father had taken the young Kolm, so he knew exactly what it looked like—down to the two small sleeping huts. The stunned colonel was convinced “ever afterwards that American intelligence had a dossier on every detail of his entire life,” says Kolm. “Very useful for my interrogation.”

Even as the war came to an end, the work continued. When Germany accepted defeat and the U-234 submarine surrendered at sea, the entire crew was transferred to 1142. Among the sub’s cargo: an unassembled jet fighter and a load of uranium oxide. “Not the stuff you could make a bomb out of,” says Kolm. But it indicated the Germans were on the right track. Interrogators found out the submarine’s destination had been Japan. “If that had gotten to Japan, we would’ve been facing kamikaze pilots flying rocket planes,” says Kolm.

Mandel recalls interrogating a prisoner about faster planes and proximity fuses that could blow things up simply by getting close to a target. “We didn’t have any of that,” he says. “German fighter planes suddenly became so much faster we couldn’t catch them. So I asked a German prisoner what was happening and he told me their planes didn’t use propellers anymore—they had jet engines.” It was this sort of technological ingenuity that almost allowed the Germans to win the war. But as we know, that didn’t happen. The Allies defeated Hitler thanks to innovative interrogation techniques at Fort Hunt. But the site’s crucial role in the war would have been lost forever had it not been for the persistence of park staff who, once they discovered the secret, doggedly pushed for more, realizing their race against time.

“We’re losing the last generation of World War II vets,” says Santucci. “We need to find as many as we can and hang on to their stories. Thousands and thousands of books have been written on WWII, but what we’ve uncovered at Fort Hunt is changing what we knew about military intelligence history. It’s a shame it didn’t occur 10 years ago when more veterans were around. But we’ve got it now and we’re never going to let it go.”


Now that the secret’s out, there’s a big story to tell at Fort Hunt. The Park Service’s plan is to create a visitors center at Fort Hunt, perhaps in a 1903 building used during the World War II era—the noncommissioned officers’ quarters. If funding is found, park personnel plan to install interpretive signs, old photographs, and maybe even some war paraphernalia. Although the men who served at P.O. Box 1142 were instructed not to take photos or mementos, many veterans have a small stash that they have since shared with the Park Service.

The Park Service is also hoping to mirror the experience of those agents eavesdropping on the German POWs, by allowing visitors to don headphones and listen in as if they were monitoring a conversation. Using actual transcripts from 1142 recovered at the National Archives, they hope to hire native German speakers to record the original dialogue in the mother tongue, so visitors can listen in and read the English translation in front of them. For now, visitors will find little more than a public park with a flag, a plaque, and a few interpretive panels. But with any luck, the full story will be told here within a few years’ time.


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

What a great story!

History of our warriors continues to reveal itself even after we think the story has been told in its entirety, especially in small but intriguing ways.

It's a shame that these men had to wait so long to get their recognition. For more than 60 years, they kept their military secrets locked deep inside and lived quiet lives as account executives, college professors, business consultants and the like.

The brotherhood of P.O. Box 1142 enjoyed no homecoming parades, no VFW reunions, no embroidered ball caps and no regaling of wartime stories to grandchildren sitting on their knees. Almost no one, not even their wives, in many cases, knew the place in history held by the men of Fort Hunt, alluded to during World War II only by a mailing address that was its code name.

How times have changed. If today's New York Times had been reporting during the time of PO Box 1142, it would not have stayed a secret for six decades. It would have been on its front pages in six months.

God Bless these American Heroes.

I've been to what used to be Fort Hunt. It's a park now. Lots of gun emplacements from the Spanish-American War.

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

US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:48 AM | Comments (3)

The Obama Administration Is Going Back To A Pre-9/11 Mentality!

Missouri GOP Sen. Kit Bond talking to Greta Van Susteren, where he said the Obama Administration is "going back to a pre-9/11 mentality":

"But what my real beef is with the administration that seems to be going back to a pre-9/11 mentality, where they treat terrorists as ordinary criminals. That was deadly in the past, and I'm afraid it will be again."

Bond has been very critical of the way the Obama Administration has handled the "Underwear Bomber," in reading him his "Miranda Rights" instead of getting all the information possible out of him about other terrorist activities.


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

Bond is right. That is exactly what Obama has set out to do and is doing - operating with a "Pre-9/11 Mindset." In the 1990's, we treated terrorist activity like common criminal activity rather than as a war for survival. Obama has returned to that mentality.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM | Comments (4)

Wise up and Quit Whining! by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Wise up and Quit Whining!

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

In classic “what goes around comes around” irony a USA Today OPED titled, “We need no Lectures,” by John Brennan, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism -- responded to critics of the Obama administration's counterterrorism policies. He wrote, “Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda.” They’ve been in office a year, do they actually believe Americans’ memories are so short that they do not remember the left’s treatment of the last administration?

It was for Brennan’s political support of Obama after leaving the CIA that he was considered for its top job. He withdrew from consideration after his involvement in the Bush Administration’s interrogation techniques came to light. Brennan is now one of Obama’s “Czars,” serving as Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.

In the article he wrote: “Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda. Terrorists are not 100-feet tall. Nor do they deserve the abject fear they seek to instill. They will, however, be dismantled and destroyed, by our military, our intelligence services and our law enforcement community. And the notion that America's counterterrorism professionals and America's system of justice are unable to handle these murderous miscreants is absurd.” Brennan is right, but in another vein it is more absurd to spend a billion dollars to try “KSM” in New York! Sane Americans do not want their taxes spent that way given that there are more reasonable alternatives.

It is worth pointing out that despite Brennan’s protestation, for nearly eight years the political left with which Mr. Brennan has now solidified his bonds was treasonous in its attacks on the former Administration. Among those attackers were his present boss, recently deceased Rep. Murtha, and Senate Majority leader Reid, a host of Democrat politicians, not to mention the phalanx of media leftists.

Suddenly, it’s not as much “fun” with the shoe on the other foot. It is also worth noting that Obama’s “Overseas Contingency Operation” is gradually re-emerging as the war on terrorism. Take for example Brennan’s further reaction to administration handling of the “crotch” bomber: “This administration's efforts have disrupted dozens of terrorist plots against the homeland and been responsible for killing and capturing hundreds of hard-core terrorists, including senior leaders in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and beyond — far more than in 2008. We need no lectures about the fact that this nation is at war.”

Message for the White House: Before engaging in removing the “beam” from critics’ eyes, take a look through the “retrospectrascope” to find a “moat” full of leftist bashing in thine own. Alas, when they were doing it was obviously not: “Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda.” Bovie Scatology!

Semper Fidelis


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

Great write up. Thank you Col. Pappas.

....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 12:45 AM | Comments (2)

Congressman Mike Pence Endorses Marco Rubio! YEAH!

Marco Rubio on the Mark Levin Radio Show
United States Senate candidate Marco Rubio's appearance on the nationally syndicated Mark Levin Radio Show, two weeks ago.

Congressman Pence said, “I am proud to endorse Marco Rubio for the United States Senate"

Miami, FL – Congressman Mike Pence (IN-06), who currently serves as House Republican Conference Chairman, today announced his endorsement of Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate.

Making today’s announcement, Pence said, “I am proud to endorse Marco Rubio for the United States Senate. Marco Rubio’s faith in free markets, limited government and traditional moral values make him the right choice for Republicans in this race. At a time when the American people long for leaders of principle, Marco Rubio will be a courageous check and balance on the current Washington establishment.
“With Washington spending money we don’t have and empowering the government at the expense of individual freedom, we need more leaders like Marco Rubio who are willing to take a stand for the common sense and common values of the American people.”

Welcoming Pence’s endorsement, Rubio said, “Mike Pence’s professional and political careers have been defined by his thoughtful advocacy of conservative principles. I am proud to have Congressman Pence’s support and look forward to working with him in Washington to promote freedom at home and abroad."

Florida GOP Senate Candidate Marco Rubio is unleashing on Florida Gov. Charlie Crist in their battle for the Republican Senate Nomination.

The ad uses Crist's own words, and endorsement of the Obama Stimulus Bill against him.


Wild Thing's comment......

I can hardly wait to vote for Marco Rubio here in Florida.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:40 AM | Comments (4)

February 12, 2010

Watch Out ....Muslim Women Could Be Booby Trapped

New weapon: To avoid detection by airport body scanners (above), Al Qaeda are said to be planning to surgically insert explosives into suicide bombers' bodies

Women have explosive breast implants

Authorities alarmed by possibility of surgically placed explosives





Agents for Britain's MI5 intelligence service have discovered that Muslim doctors trained at some of Britain's leading teaching hospitals have returned to their own countries to fit surgical implants filled with explosives.

Until now, terrorists have attacked airlines, Underground trains and buses by secreting bombs in bags, shoes or underwear to avoid detection.

But an operation by MI5 has uncovered evidence that Al Qaeda is planning a new stage in its terror campaign by inserting ‘surgical bombs’ inside people for the first time.

Security services believe the move has been prompted by the recent introduction at airports of body scanners, which are designed to catch terrorists before they board flights.

It is understood MI5 became aware of the threat after observing increasingly vocal internet ‘chatter’ on Arab websites this year.

Experts said the explosive PETN (Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate) would be placed in a plastic sachet inside the bomber’s body before the wound was stitched up like a normal operation incision and allowed to heal.

A shaped charge of 8oz of PETN can penetrate five inches of armour and would easily blow a large hole in an airliner.

Security sources said the explosives would be detonated by the bomber using a hypodermic syringe to inject TATP (Triacetone Triperoxide) through their skin into the explosives sachet.

Companies such as Smiths Detection International UK, which is based in Watford, Hertfordshire, manufacture a range of luggage and body scanners designed to identify chemicals, explosives and drugs at airports and other passenger terminals around the world.

These include high-specification X-ray equipment that could identify body bombs.

But one source with expertise in the field said: ‘They can make as many pieces of security equipment as they like but there is no one magic answer that can spot every single potential terrorist passing through.’
Women suicide bombers recruited by al-Qaida are known to have had the explosives inserted in their breasts under techniques similar to breast enhancing surgery. The lethal explosives – usually PETN (pentaerythritol Tetrabitrate) – are inserted during the operation inside the plastic shapes. The breast is then sewn up.

Similar surgery has been performed on male suicide bombers. In their cases, the explosives are inserted in the appendix area or in a buttock.

The discovery of these methods was made after the London-educated Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab came close to blowing up an airliner on Christmas Day with explosives he had stuffed inside his underpants.

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

These Muslims are loathsome, vile, bitter and twisted freaks.

And how in the heck would the inspectors detect bomb making or blow up checmicals in boobs or butts?

Not only that but this sure opens a lot of doors for jokes and political cartoons as well. Good grief lol these people are insane. They want to blow us all up so badly. I guess it does not matter where the bomb is as long as these people get their wish to die while taking out innocent lives.

And the stupid TSA people we have and the huge mistakes they have been making, this will only add to it. They will be busy with granny and too shy to well you know check out the " sweet" Muslim girl flying in from a Muslim country.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:55 AM | Comments (6)

Outright LIARS Joe Biden and Robert Gibbs TRY to Take Credit For Success In Iraq

Robert Gibbs Tells White House Press Corps That Obama Administration Saved Iraq

Robert Gibbs yesterday tried to take credit for the success in Iraq even though both Biden* and Obama voted against the successful surge that stabilized the country. That’s not all. Biden caused rioting and protests when he pushed legislation to divide Iraq into three countries. Barack Obama told supporters in 2007 that, “Preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn’t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there.”

And as if that is not bad enough others are saying similar things. GRRRRRR

First we need to remember that In 2007 both Barack Obama and Joe Biden continually spoke out against the Bush troop surge in Iraq.

Joe Biden took credit for Iraq.

Joe Biden said the day before

......." On January 16, 2007, Chuck Hagel, Delaware Democrat Joe Biden (Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair), and Michigan Democrat Carl Levin (Armed Services Committee chair) co-sponsored a non-binding resolution that says it is “not in the national interest of the United States to deepen its military involvement in Iraq.”

Speaking at Camp Lejeune on February 27, 2009, Barack Obama talked about the success of our efforts in Iraq which he and the Democratic Party tried to undermine on a daily basis.

But that was 2007. This last Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden was on with Larry King. During the conversation Vice President Biden, a cut-and-runner, said that Iraq was one of the great accomplishments of the Obama Administration.


Well, you’ve heard me say that for the last 10 years. I think it’s the — it’s a big country. It has nuclear weapons that are able to be deployed. It has a real significant minority of radicalized population. It is — it is not a completely functional democracy in the sense we think about it. And so it’s — it — that’s my greatest concern.
I am very optimistic about — about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer.
You’re going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government. I spent — I’ve been there 17 times now. I go about every two months — three months. I know every one of the major players in all the segments of that society.
It’s impressed me. I’ve been impressed how they have been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.

In 2007 candidate Barack Obama said that, “The United States cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn’t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there.”


Then by Joe Biden:

What happens after we surge these women and men? ... General Petraeus ... may be the only one who believes this is a good idea! Virtually, no one else think it's a good idea! — Joe Biden, March 14, 2007

The first thing I'm going to do is veto that bill [for surge money] and I'm going to take out that money for those MRAPs, those vehicles to save lives over there. ... I gotta kid going over there ... the idea that we're not building new Humvees with the V-shaped thing is just crap, man! Kids are dying that don't have to die. The second thing we're going to do is shove it down his throat. — Joe Biden, April 27, 2007

[General Patraeus is] dead, flat wrong [about trying the surge]. The fact of the matter is that there is ... this idea of the security gains we made have had no impact on the underlying sectarian dynamic. None. None whatsoever. Can anybody envision a central government made up of Sunni, Shi'a, and Kurds that's going to gain the trust and respect of 27 million Iraqis? There have been some tactical gains, but they have no ultimate bearing at this point on the prospect of there being a political settlement in Iraq that would allow American troops to come home without leaving chaos behind. — Joe Biden on "Meet the Press," September 9, 2007

Now by Joe Biden:

I'm very optimistic about about Iraq, and this can be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the, uh, end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government. — Joe Biden on Larry King Live, February 10, 2010


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

Wow, just WOW...they truly think no one cares about the truth. Talk about grasping at straws...ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

These people make me sick! They not only lie but they also never give the troops creidt either. I can't stand this BS!

Biden did not elaborate on what all the administration’s other “great achievements” were so far so I will.

1) Record gun and ammo sales
2) The rise of tea Parties
3) The Russians eagerly awaiting to pounce on Eastern Europe
4) record National debt that would make members of Gamblers Anonymous blush
5) setting back racial relations back 20 years with the Cambridge incident.

Soon to come:

1) Pakistan implodes
2) China dictates our foreign policy
3) 12$ a gallon of gas after Iran goes nuclear and USES IT.


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

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:50 AM | Comments (13)

It's ba-ack! Health-care plan redoubles 'marriage penalty'

It's ba-ack! Health-care plan redoubles 'marriage penalty'

Congressional proposals could penalize couples $10,000 for saying 'I do'


Bills pending in Congress that would nationalize health care by setting up mandatory insurance purchases and fines for not complying could penalize married couples $10,000 annually and are a direct attack on marriage, families and the church because of their discriminatory provisions, according to a congressional candidate.

"This is as awful, I will say evil ... this is as evil as it gets," Allen Quist, who is running to unseat Democrat Tim Walz in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, told WND.
Quist said the fine print of provisions still alive in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives deliberately create enormous pressure for couples to live together without marriage – or even get divorced – by charging married couples thousands of dollars more in premiums and fees.

"And it's deliberate," Quist added, "This is clearly not accidental."

"This is the most insidious attack on our country we have ever seen," Quist said earlier this week in an interview with David Barton of
"In fact you have government policies tearing apart marriage," he said. "Marriage is the foundation of society. It's the foundation of our government and to a large degree the basic unit in the church. [The policy] undermines the church's teaching and undermines church structure.
"It weakens the family. It weakens the church, and it weakens our country," he said.

Marriage penalty

The Democrats' health care legislation essentially would restore the old "marriage penalty," Quist said. Under the U.S. Tax Code for many years, people who were married and had two incomes paid income tax on the second income that started at the highest rate for taxes on the first income.

A husband's first $5,000 in income was taxed at the same – or next higher rate – as the wife's highest $5,000 in income in a year.

However, if the two people were living together without marriage, the incomes were separate, and the second income would be taxed starting at the lowest rate of the tax table.

For a married couple with the same approximate income, the tab would be about $12,000.

It would hit young married couples hard and even would bite back at empty-nesters whose children have moved away from home, he said.

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

The communists must destroy the family and faith. The self-demonization of the Dems needs to be over the top before it's 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

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:49 AM | Comments (3)

Cue Twilight Zone Music: Texas Candidate Debra Medina is a 9/11 Truther

Debra Medina imploded today on the Glenn Beck radio show. The Republcian candidate for governor is a 9-11 Truther.

She said questions still remain.

Trail Blazers

TV and radio commentator Glenn Beck dismissed the candidacy of Debra Medina when she left open the door to a conspiracy fringe group that believe the U.S. government might have been behind the 9-11 destruction of the World Trade Center.

Beck, a leading personality for conservatives, asked her point blank if she believed such a theory.

“I don’t have all the evidence there, Glenn,” Medina replied. “So I’m not in a place – I have not been out publicly questioning that. I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There’s some very good arguments and I think the American people have not seen all the evidence there so I’ve not taken a position there.”

He then asked if she would disavow people on her campaign team that held such a theory.

“I’m certainly not into mind control or thought policing people,” Medina said. “I don’t see us having a team of radical individuals, if you will.”

When she signed off the program, Beck let out a long Oooh.

Statement from Gov. Rick Perry:

"Today's comments were an insult to the thousands of Americans who lost loved ones on 9/11 and the military men and women who are overseas protecting our country. President Bush worked tirelessly to protect our nation from additional terrorist attacks and anyone who would suggest 9/11 is a conspiracy involving the Bush administration should be ashamed."

Statement From Kay Bailey Hutchison Regarding Medina 9/11 Comments

"I know exactly who was responsible for the horrific attacks on September 11th - Al Qaeda terrorists who declared war on America. To suggest otherwise is an affront to the men and women who are sacrificing their lives to root out the terrorists in Afghanistan and around globe. Ever since that tragic day, I have fought tirelessly to ensure that we hunted down the Islamic extremists who target our nation. No one stood closer to President Bush and Vice President Cheney in their efforts to defeat the terrorist threat to our freedom."


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

She was always a nutjob ... Beck just exposed her. She is incompetent, and unqualified.

She's a Ron Paul acolyte. She couldn't answer Glenn's question because she was worried about offending the large contingent of "Troofers" in her support base.

Then when it hits the fan, she backpedaled.

I wasn't buying her garbage before and I'm certainly not buying it now.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:48 AM | Comments (3)

Iran Is Now A 'nuclear state' Says Ahmadinejad

Iran is now a 'nuclear state' says Ahmadinejad as thousands take to the streets


* Gordon Brown: The world's patience is wearing thin

* Security forces fire tear gas and paint balls on opposition protesters

* Internet connections attacked in Tehran as regime tries to foil opposition

* Opposition leader attacked

Iran is now a 'nuclear state', President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced this morning.

As Gordon Brown warned that the world's patience is wearing thin, Ahmadinejad told scores of cheering Iranians that the Islamic Republic is capable of producing weapons-grade uranium.

He spoke as tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Tehran to mark the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

John Bolton on Hannity discusses this.......... And says Obama Appears Weak to Iran; Regime's Nuke Work Likely Further Along Than WH Claims


John Bolton.......Is Obama Appeasing Iran? YESSSSS

Despite fears of violence, opposition supporters found themselves largely overwhelmed by the clerical regime and pro-government demonstrators.

The massive security clampdown appeared to succeed in preventing protesters from converging into a cohesive demonstrations.

Large numbers of riot police, members of the Revolutionary Guard and Basij militiamen, some on motorcycles, deployed in back streets near key squares and major avenues in the capital to move against protesters.

He said it had produced its first batch of 20 per cent enriched uranium - and had the capability to enrich to far higher levels at its Natanz plant.

Enriching uranium produces fuel for a nuclear power plants but can also be used to create material for atomic weapons.

The international community has warned Iran against further enrichment activities, threatening new UN sanctions.
Today Gordon Brown again reiterated the threat of sanctions.

'I believe the mood around the world is now increasingly one where, patience not being inexhaustible, people are turning to look at the specific sanctions we can plan on Iran,' Mr Brown said.
'This is a critical time for Iran's relationship with the rest of the world.' MrBrown said the international community did not want to impose sanctions but would do so if Iran did not cooperate more fully over its nuclear plans

The Iranian leader insisted the material was not intended to produce an atomic bomb, however.

'We have the capability to enrich uranium more than 20 percent or 80 percent (the level needed to create an atomic bomb),' he said in a speech broadcast live on state television.

More HERE of this story and more photos

Krauthammer: Obama Pays Deference To Iranian Mullahs


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

God bless John Bolton and Charles Krauthammer!!!

I guess someone should send Jimmy Carter a thank you note. The chickens of his disastrous presidency have now come home to roost.

And now Iran is a nuclear state, and Obama and his Administration think our biggest problem is getting a healthcare bill the public doesn’t want passed.


....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 02:47 AM | Comments (6)

Obama Heads For Qatar To Boost Ties With Muslims

Obama heads for Qatar to boost ties with Muslims

Khaleej Times


US President Barack Obama’s charm offensive on Muslim states comes to a weekend forum in Qatar, where he will send a video message and his chief diplomat will give a speech, organizers said Thursday.

Obama will deliver his message to the seventh annual US-Islamic World Forum in the Qatari capital, which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend Sunday with other senior US officials, The Brookings Institution said.

The gathering organized by the think-tank’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy and Qatar’s foreign affairs ministry brings “leaders from across the Muslim world for an intensive three-day dialogue with key US officials, societal leaders and policy experts,” Brookings said.

“With President Obama determined to turn the page in America’s relations with Muslim communities around the globe, this year’s Forum will examine how to craft more robust partnerships that can help repair the deep divisions our societies,” Brookings President Strobe Talbott said in a statement.

Talbott, who was a key diplomat in president Bill Clinton’s administration, is also due at the forum, along with Richard Holbrooke, the US envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan and Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry.

Brookings said Clinton will join Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani, the prime minister of Qatar who doubles as foreign minister, in delivering a speech, but no further details were immediately available.
The chief US diplomat is due to arrive in the tiny Gulf state of Qatar on Saturday, where she will also hold talks with the emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and leave for Saudi Arabia on Monday, the State Department said.

At the 2008 US-Islamic forum, delegates voiced support for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, although some warned against expecting any radical policy change should he win the White House.

A year into his administration, Obama has yet to achieve any significant momentum on stalled peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis, and Muslim audiences are now less receptive to his promise of a “new beginning” with the Muslim world.

The visit to Qatar would complement the Obama administration’s efforts to improve ties with the Muslim world.

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

I guess he is running home to get more cash…telling them he needs more money to secure their investment in stopping the Great Satan.

He will, no doubt, begin his remarks with a deep bow.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:45 AM | Comments (3)

Feds Push for Tracking Cell Phones

Feds Push for Tracking Cell Phones

CNET news

Two years ago, when the FBI was stymied by a band of armed robbers known as the "Scarecrow Bandits" that had robbed more than 20 Texas banks, it came up with a novel method of locating the thieves.

FBI agents obtained logs from mobile phone companies corresponding to what their cellular towers had recorded at the time of a dozen different bank robberies in the Dallas area. The voluminous records showed that two phones had made calls around the time of all 12 heists, and that those phones belonged to men named Tony Hewitt and Corey Duffey. A jury eventually convicted the duo of multiple bank robbery and weapons charges.

Even though police are tapping into the locations of mobile phones thousands of times a year, the legal ground rules remain unclear, and federal privacy laws written a generation ago are ambiguous at best. On Friday, the first federal appeals court to consider the topic will hear oral arguments (PDF) in a case that could establish new standards for locating wireless devices.

In that case, the Obama administration has argued that warrantless tracking is permitted because Americans enjoy no "reasonable expectation of privacy" in their--or at least their cell phones'--whereabouts. U.S. Department of Justice lawyers say that "a customer's Fourth Amendment rights are not violated when the phone company reveals to the government its own records" that show where a mobile device placed and received calls.

Those claims have alarmed the ACLU and other civil liberties groups, which have opposed the Justice Department's request and plan to tell the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia that Americans' privacy deserves more protection and judicial oversight than what the administration has proposed.

"This is a critical question for privacy in the 21st century," says Kevin Bankston, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation who will be arguing on Friday. "If the courts do side with the government, that means that everywhere we go, in the real world and online, will be an open book to the government unprotected by the Fourth Amendment."

Not long ago, the concept of tracking cell phones would have been the stuff of spy movies. In 1998's "Enemy of the State," Gene Hackman warned that the National Security Agency has "been in bed with the entire telecommunications industry since the '40s--they've infected everything."

"The biggest issue at stake is whether or not courts are going to accept the government's minimal view of what is protected by the Fourth Amendment," says EFF's Bankston. "The government is arguing that based on precedents from the 1970s, any record held by a third party about us, no matter how invasively collected, is not protected by the Fourth Amendment."

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

This from the bunch that wants our medical records on a national database.

Track ordinary Americans, but not terrorist cells is more like it from this administration we have now. Remember last year Obama was talking about bringing up charges against Bush for tapping TERRORIST he wants to do it to Americans.

I am not a big cell phone user. Nick wants to me have one when I drive so I have it for emergencies, just in case. It does make me feel safer when I leave the house. But I use it so like LOL the cell phone account I have has me on as little as 100 minutes or something like that for the whole month. The lady I talked to about setting it up said I was her first to have such low usage on a cell phone. hahaha That is just me, I am just not big on being on the phone much at all. I asked the lady how many minutes I had for the month and she said..... heh heh..... a total of 27. Then we both laughed.

The biggest way I use it is for my clients at the gym, so they can reach me if they need to cancel or move their appointment.

It is funny though how Obama was soooo against this and now is in favor of it.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:44 AM | Comments (1)

Obama Will Help Select Location of Khalid Sheik Mohammed Terrorist Trial

Obama will help select location of Khalid Sheik Mohammed terrorism trial

The Washington Post

Obama is planning to insert himself into the debate about where to try the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, three administration officials said Thursday, signaling a recognition that the administration had mishandled the process and triggered a political backlash.

Obama initially had asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to choose the site of the trial in an effort to maintain an independent Justice Department. But the White House has been taken aback by the intense criticism from political opponents and local officials of Holder's decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a civilian courtroom in New York.

Administration officials acknowledge that Holder and Obama advisers were unable to build political support for the trial. And Holder, in an interview Thursday, left open the possibility that Mohammed's trial could be switched to a military commission, although he said that is not his personal and legal preference.

"At the end of the day, wherever this case is tried, in whatever forum, what we have to ensure is that it's done as transparently as possible and with adherence to all the rules," Holder said. "If we do that, I'm not sure the location or even the forum is as important as what the world sees in that proceeding."

Administration officials said the president's involvement has to do with securing congressional funding for the costly trial before bipartisan efforts to strip financing for the case against Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators gain greater momentum. They said it was a matter of national security, not just politics.

Democrats, to help the administration push back on Republican attacks, sent Obama a letter Thursday afternoon that endorsed the use of federal criminal courts. "Our system of justice is strong enough to prosecute the people who have attacked us," wrote Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.) and Senate Intelligence Chairman Dianne Feinstein (Calif.).

Obama gave little clue about how the administration will proceed when he was asked Sunday about the trial. But he made clear that, in a shift from last year, he is now part of the decision-making process, saying in a CBS interview that Manhattan was still an option. "I have not ruled it out," Obama said.

If the White House is unable to find a civilian court where the Mohammed trial can be held, and if the political pressure continues, the administration may be forced to shift to a military commission.

Officials in the states where a civilian trial could be held have voiced clear opposition to hosting one. Two of the likeliest states with ties to the terrorist attacks -- New Jersey and Virginia -- recently elected Republican governors. Two other potential states -- New York and Pennsylvania -- have key 2010 elections. One possible site is the town of Newburgh, N.Y. State officials have said they would fight that move.

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

This clown Barack HUSSEIN Obama wouldn't know responsibility if it bit him on one of his satellite dish ears!

Wouldn’t it just be quicker if he asked the Teleprompter?

Well here is an idea. What if they do it it at Obama's birthsite as soon as he tells us what it is of course.

Impeach Barack Obama. Court Martial Barack Obama.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:40 AM

February 11, 2010

Record Snow 'Burying' Gore's 'Global Warming Theory' ~ LOL

Fox News showing Al Gore's book "An Inconvenient Truth" being buried by snow outside of their offices.

And from Politico:

With the nation’s capital buried in several feet of snow and the federal government brought to a halt by Mother Nature, conservatives are mocking former Vice President Al Gore and his crusade to curb global climate change.

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) jabbed at Gore on Twitter Tuesday, writing that “It’s going to keep snowing in DC until Al Gore cries ‘uncle.’”
When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked Tuesday about passing the climate change bill, he quipped “Where’s Al Gore now?”

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

LOL love it!!!

I was watching Neil Cavuto’s show (guest host) and they kept cutting away to a live shot of Big Al’s book stuck in the snow. They were using it as a snow gage. FUNNY!

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Military Cancels Detainee Interview in Navy SEAL Case

Military cancels detainee interview in Navy SEAL case

The military has canceled the deposition of an alleged terrorist mastermind who claimed that he was assaulted by the military following his capture last year. The law firm Puckett and Faraj, representing Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe, made the announcement on Sunday.

Major General Charles Cleveland, the convening authority for the upcoming special courts-martial for three of the Navy SEALs involved in the operation, has decided to cancel the trip to Iraq to depose Ahmed Hashim Abed. Since the SEALs have a Constitutional right to confront their accuser in court, the alleged terrorist’s statements won’t be used as evidence for the case.

Abed, who is still in U.S. custody, is believed to be the al Qaeda mastermind behind the 2004 Fallujah ambush where four U.S. private security contractors were killed and their bodies mutilated. According to court documents, he claimed that he received what amounted to a punch in the stomach while in U.S. custody.

The prosecution’s case against the SEALs appears weak. For instance al Qaeda’s training manual states that once captured, members should claim torture and abuse. In addition Abed was initially detained at an Iraqi facility, which presents a chain of custody issue. Complicating matters further, the military has not released any corroborating evidence, such as medical records or photographs, and the sailor who claimed to witness the incident has given five conflicting statements.

Also, the SEALs were initially offered an Article 15 hearing, which carries relatively light non-judicial punishment. Instead, the sailors requested trial by courts-martial, which allows all evidence to be considered, but carries much heavier punishment – including incarceration. The SEALs possibly made their decision in an effort to protect their careers. Many believe a non-judicial process would leave the impression of guilt.

The military previously decided not to bring Abed to the U.S. for interview. Commander Tierney Carlos, the military judge for the trials of SO1 Julio Huertas and SO2 Jonathan Keefe, decided in January that since the military ruled that Abed would not be flown from Iraq to the U.S., that the sailors’ trials would be held in Iraq.

It is not known whether the military’s decision to disallow the detainee interview will affect the cases of Huertas or Keefe. Their trials are set to start in April. McCabe’s trial is set for May.

The statement from Puckett and Faraj said, “Since those two military judge’s rulings, Major General Cleveland has canceled the government trip to Iraq to depose the detainee. This leaves the SO2 McCabe defense and government teams without the Iraqi detainee’s presence or sworn statements as evidence in the case.”


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

To the terrorists....“Nuke ‘em till they glow...Shoot ‘em in the dark...”

Looks like this case is unraveling, as it damn well should.

Obama is prosecuting our US citizens Navy Seals in a military court for possible war crimes yet prosecuting foreign terrorists for war crimes in civilian court! sheesh!

Will Obama let them get back to work, or is this now an official witch hunt against these brave American Warriors! ?!

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

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Pelosi Aide: Health Care Summit a Trick

So.. what will they do when this latest scheme goes awry.....and blows up in the Dems face under fearless leader Pelosi.

Pelosi Aide: Health Care Summit a Trick

Strategy on Pro-Abortion Bill Decided

Life News

Nancy Pelosi’s top health care aide admitted to the National Health Policy Conference hosted by Academy Health and Health Affairs that the bipartisan health care summit later this month is a trick.

Barack Obama has proposed a bipartisan health care summit for later this month that Republican detractors bill as a publicity stunt designed to generate more support for the flailing pro-abortion health care bill. Now, an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi essentially admitted that’s the case.

In comments reported by Congress Daily, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s top health care aide Wendell Primus admitted top Democrats have already decided on the strategy to pass the Senate’s pro-abortion, government-run health care bill.

Primus explained that the Senate will use the controversial reconciliation strategy that will have the House approve the Senate bill and both the House and Senate okaying changes to the bill that the Senate will sign off on by preventing Republicans from filibustering.

“The trick in all of this is that the president would have to sign the Senate bill first, then the reconciliation bill second, and the reconciliation bill would trump the Senate bill,” Primus said at the National Health Policy Conference hosted by Academy Health and Health Affairs.
“There’s a certain skill, there’s a trick, but I think we’ll get it done,” he said.
Conservative columnist Connie Hair noted Primus’ remarks and called the reconciliation strategy and the White House health care summit two big “rope-a-dope” plays that are “just another in a long charade of dog and pony shows.”
Hair says "the end game has already been decided behind closed doors by Democrats who have no intention of letting this opportunity for cradle to grave control over the American people slip away when it’s so close."
"The Senate reconciliation bill trick that would 'fix' the Senate-passed health care bill would then have to pass the House. If the fix trick is passed, the plan is to then pass the Senate health care bill through the House and send it all to the President’s desk for signature," she explains.
Hair says the trick may just work to get the pro-abortion health care bill to Obama's desk, but it would cause an uproar so large that Democrats would likely pay with their political careers at the polls this November.
"The American people have made it perfectly clear they reject the Democrats’ plan for a government takeover of health care. Health care is a policy that impacts every single American that should not pass through questionable trickery and process gimmicks, especially given the substantial majorities enjoyed by Democrats in both chambers," she writes.

She hopes Republicans won't participate in the health care summit.

"Indeed it is madness to participate in a sham White House summit that merely provides high-profile, 'bi-partisan' political cover for Democrat plans that are already in motion to pass government-run health care through reconciliation," Hair concludes.

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

The GOP needs to stay as far away from this scam as possible. Obama can NEVER be trusted, not ever!
I really believe the GOP knows it is BS, but will they stay away from the “conference?” Boehner and others have spoken about how they know it is crap.

Why why be friendly to communists??!!

This story will hopefully kill the Health-care Ambush of the GOP fools who were stupidly walking into a massive STING !

Dick Morris described this weeks ago. Supposedly 52 Dem Senators have signed a letter promising House Dems that if they pass the Senate bill as is, then the President signs it; then, under budget reconciliation rules, the Dem Senators have promised to do away with provisions the House doesn’t like, such as tax on Union “Cadillac” plans. I’m not sure how it gets past Stupak, since these wink and nod provisions would be tailored to appeal to the leftist House members.

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Obama Says Bipartisanship, But What He Wants Is GOP Surrender

Obama Says Bipartisanship, But What He Wants Is GOP Surrender

by Mark Knoller, CBS

Unannounced, President Obama took to the lectern in the White House briefing room today to give a personal readout of his meeting earlier with congressional leaders of both parties.

"Despite the political posturing that often paralyzes this town, there are many issues upon which we can and should agree, he said.

It was more a plaintive plea than a political observation. His top legislative priorities are going nowhere and he’s searching for a way to get them out of lockup.

In this 13th month of his presidency, he’s anxious to pass a jobs bill and be seen addressing an unemployment rate that only last week declined from double digits. And his efforts to enact bills on energy, financial regulatory reform and especially health care are stuck in Congress despite the solid majority his party holds in both chambers.

He’s appealing for a spirit of bipartisanship – urging Democrats and Republicans alike "to put aside matters of party for the good of the country."

It’s a familiar refrain from U.S. presidents who can’t get their way in Congress.

Obama said he "won't hesitate to embrace a good idea from my friends in the minority party." But he wants his way. He wants his energy policy enacted along with his jobs bill, his financial regulatory reform and his health care plan.

And if the opposition continues to block his objectives, he said he "won't hesitate to condemn what I consider to be obstinacy that's rooted not in substantive disagreement but in political expedience."

"We must put aside our political differences if we’re ever to set our economy to rights," said President Reagan in 1982.

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

For CBS to write such a thing, the title for sure,.......well Hell Hath Frozen over a little bit. Well done Mr. Knoller, Hope your resume is up to date.

My take on this is that Obama could actually take the MSM down with him, and this fact is beginning to dawn on them.

Obama is not like Clinton, he is incapable of moving to the center. He is a Man of the Left, and knows nothing else.

He just gets angry and frustrated, and instead of appearing all hopeychangey and inspiring, he just seems mean and angry in his pubic appearances.

The MSM is already widely perceived by the American people as being in the tank for Obama.

If Obama loses his personal popularity (his policies are already unpopular), then there is nothing left - he will be an abject failure. I think some in the MSM are beginning to foresee the possibility of such a loss of personal popularity.
Maybe these folks noticed that Jake Tapper's career didn't implode just because he started asking reasonably fair questions of the Obama White House.

Obama never does anything that will not be planned ahead to take advantage of those he is asking something from. I hope and pray the Republilcans will be VERY strong . Heck they could even bring our Constitution with them and force him to sit there and have it read to them.

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

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

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Congressman Carney And Obama's Health Care Reform

Christopher Carney ( Democrat ) US Representative for the 10th Congressional District of Pennsylvania

Congressman Carney:

Just received your answer to one of my letters(E-mails). Thank your for the reply it is always good to know that I am not writing to a ghost.

I have been to the Town Hall meetings and was not allowed in because the lines were too long and so many SEIU members were taking up space for real people with real concerns.

I know you voted for this behemoth, progressive, anti-American Health Care Reform bill. No where in the Constitution is Health Care considered a 'God Given Right'. You do agree all of our rights come from God and not the government ? But since you voted as Nancy Pelosi wanted you to vote you don't believe that.

You talk about the exploding cost of covering Medical Bills for the uninsured and those who have pre-existing condition and mention a figure of $4.3 Trillion dollars. You failed to mention the unfunded Liabilities, Medicare, the American people are on the hook for to the tune of $ 74.7 Trillion dollars and that number keeps on growing, as do they all, along with Prescription Drug Liability of $18.7 Trillion dollars plus Social Security 14.7 Trillion for a grand total of $ 107 Trillion dollars. Putting every single citizen in debt for a whopping $340,000.00 each. This unfunded Liability has to be paid. Do you know, Congressman, where this money is going to come from, Your Great grand Children and mine. And if this government keeps aggravating the Chinese and the Chinese call in their marker (over a Trillion dollars), that we owe them , Where is that money going to come from Congressman ? You just voted to raise the debt limit to $1.9 Trillion dollars. Debt is debt Congressman, somebody has to pay for this...Who will that be Hmmmmm?

And whatever happened to the transparency on Health Care that was promised. It was promised to be on CSPAN not behind a LOCKED DOOR where nobody could even get a look at what was being 'cooked up'.

Abortion and Illegal Aliens will get this Health Insurance according to the House Bill you voted for, then there was no reason for Joe Wilson to be censored in the House Chamber, he was telling the truth.

How is this reform of any value to a Taxpayer. When the Government comes between Me and my Doctor and tells my doctor what he can do and what he can not do for me. Since when is the government in the business of studying medicine and knowing what each individual needs, ergo, this is really, rationing. This is what your Health Care system is all about. Special Needs children and Seniors are on the short end of the stick on your Health Care Bill, Congressman. Since when do the American People leave one person behind because of a disability due to either age or a birth defect.

No, Congressman, this is the worst government intrusion into the private lives of Americans ever. At the Chosin reservoir in Korea the Marines even brought out their dead at 30 degrees below zero. We as Americans have a duty to take care of our own not punish them for being sick, not punish them because they don't want your 'Progressive, egalitarian nonsense Health Care Reform'. Blue dog ???

Since you have been in the Navy, and now the House of Representatives, you swore an oath to the United States Constitution, 'to protect and defend it against all enemies foreign and domestic'. As smart as you are, you of all people should know we are not a democracy but a representative Republic.

After the Constitution was ratified, Benjamin Franklin was asked by a woman on the street, " Sir, what have you given us"?. Franklin, replied, " A Republic, Madam, if you can handle it". I will keep the Republic, Congressman, oh one more thing, remember Massachusetts.

God Bless, America

And Semper Fi, Congressman.

Mark T. Gray


Wiild Thing's comment......

Thank you Mark for this excellent letter to Congressman Carney. So often when we send an email, any of us, they seldom respond so that is a ray of hope that he will listen.

Below is some information I thought would be interesting with this:

Other information about Carney:

McCain called Carney, asked him to switch parties

McCain called Mr. Carney at his home in Dimock Twp. to ask whether he would consider joining the GOP, a Carney spokesman confirmed. The effort to persuade Mr. Carney was first reported by Politico, which quoted a GOP aide who said the party received "a nibble" from Mr. Carney.

But Mr. Carney's spokesman, press secretary Joshua Drobnyk, rebutted that part of the report. Mr. Carney in a statement late Wednesday said he was "flattered" but not interested.

"I appreciate the Republican Party's outreach, but I have no plans to change parties," Mr. Carney said.

Mr. McCain is not the only high-profile Republican to court Mr. Carney. He has also received phone calls from U.S. Rep. Peter Sessions, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, a "close friend" who represents a large district in Southcentral Pennsylvania, Mr. Drobnyk said.

Twenty-Eight Blue Dogs Vote For Pelosi's $1.3 Trillion Health Bill

He was also one of the 28 Blue Dogs voting in favor of $1.3 TRILLION Pelosicare (who apparently fear the wrath of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi more than the will of their own constituents).

....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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Republican Whip Eric Cantor Discusses Obama's Socialized Medicine Summit


Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican Whip, told FOX News that Republican leaders will definitely attend the White House meeting on health care. He said that, their objections notwithstanding, Republicans will definitely be attending the health-care summit the president will host at Blair House later this month.

Republicans need to remember that when Obama talks about bipartisanship, he really wants the GOP to go along with his radical agenda.

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

NO! The only one that can win in this entire thing would be the freak Obama.

Boehner to White House: "Why Are We Going to Talk About a Bill That Can't Pass?

Boehner contact information:

Washington, D.C.

(202) 225-6205

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GOP Sends Satirical Valentine's Day E-Cards

GOP Sends Satirical V-Day E-Cards: 'If You Received This Valentine's Card, The System Worked!'

You can check it out at this website., you can also just click on them to see each one close up and not send one. I didn't send any of them but it was fun to check them out. LOL

At this posting it says that 159,554 Cards Sent so far.

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February 10, 2010

Robert Gibbs Concerned With Tea Party Movement and Sarah Palin Mocks Both

Robert Gibbs Mocks Tea Party Movement During White House Press Conference

Question: How closely did the White House monitor the tea party convention this weekend? Do you have any reaction to it?

Robert Gibbs: I didn’t watch it at all. (smile)

Question: Do you see the tea party movement as a real political force this year?

Robert Gibbs: Look it seems to be a very successful private enterprise. I would say that there appear to be fewer speech makers that are unemployed in this economy than what might have previously been reported.

This was the same day that Obama called for an "end to petty politics."

And here is is making fun of Sarah Palin.

At the White House Press Briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs jokingly mocked Sarah Palin, for writing notes on her hand at last week's Tea Party Convention, with a grocery list and the words change and hope in case he "forgot".


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

Gibbs will only be in business as long as Obama wants him to be or till the next Presidential election when I pray America wakes up and boots these America haters out of the White House.

Sarah Palin has gotten in their head, bigtime!!! LOL They just can't stand it. All this does is make people like Sarah even more. They identify with notes written on hands, or some other reminder, they don’t identify with teleprompters.

Gibbs is the LAST person who should be trashing anyone. He makes Baghdad Bob look like a MENSA member.

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

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Planned Parenthood Mandatory Program To Teach Sex Education To 10 Year-olds

Monica Crowley And Megyn Kelly discussed International Planned Parenthood mandatory program to teach sex education to 10 year-olds. The emphasis of the international program is “the pleasures of sex.”

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

Simply put this is so sick!

The Progresive agenda ( and Planned Parenthod is a BIG part of that ) is to bust up families, to insinuate themselves between children and their parents.
The media today constantly portrays adult parents as morons, their kids street smart and savvy, annoyed with their parents and especially their fathers’ incompetencies. The UN has the “Rights of the Child” as if “child” is some different species. But it’s deliberate. “Child” comes always with “mother and father” but the Left wants parents out of the picture.

The schools want longer days to warehouse kids under the influence of Progressives. They want to introduce kids to harmful lifestyles, then introduce the concept of lying to parents to cover up these activities. They want to tell kids about sex when the kids want to read comic books and watch Cinderella, then when the pregnancy comes along or the STD, surreptitiously provide abortions and hide things like AIDS infections.

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Veteran Congressman's Death Adds to Barack Obama's Woes

Murtha's ABSCAM video

Veteran congressman's death adds to Barack Obama's woes

• Democrats fear Republicans will win seat held since 1974
• President's poll ratings fall further amid health care impasse

The Democratic party faces another election test after the death yesterday of John Murtha, a congressman dubbed by his colleagues the "king of pork".

The Democratic party faces another election test after the death yesterday of John Murtha, a congressman dubbed by his colleagues the "king of pork".

Murtha, aged 77, had been in the House of Representatives since being elected to his Pennsylvania district in 1974.

The fear in the party is that Republicans will notch up another victory when a special election is held, probably May.

The Democrats have been panicking since losing Ted Kennedy's Massachusetts Senate seat to the Republicans last month.

Murtha's nickname referred to so-called pork barrel politics – bringing government spending to bear in a representative's own district.

His death came on a day that saw Barack Obama's poll ratings fall further. A Marist poll found that only 44% of voters surveyed approved of his job performance, down 2% on December. More alarming for Democratic strategists, 57% of independents disapprove of his performance.

Murtha's death will have a neglible impact on the arithmetic of the House, where the Democrats have an overwhelming majority, unlike in the Senate. But another defeat in the spring would add to the sense of panic among Democrats in the run-up to the Congressional mid-term elections in November.

~ snipet ~

One of the reasons for the turnaround in Democratic fortunes is opposition to Barack Obama's health reform plan.


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

Obama has to replace one treasonous jack-ass with another 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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John Brennan Slams Critics Over Handling of the Christmas Day Bomber

" I Don't Know Where The Terrorism Chief Is Coming From At All? " ~ Rudy Giuliani

John Brennan Slams Critics Over Handling of the Christmas Day Bomber

USA Today

Obama's top counterterrorism adviser responded to critics of the administration's policies and defended its handling of the failed Christmas day bomber.

Echoing comments he also made on "Meet The Press" this past Sunday, John Brennan, the assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for homeland security, said that most critics to the president were "misrepresenting the facts to score political points, instead of coming together to keep us safe."
"Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda. Terrorists are not 100-feet tall," Brennan said.
Brennan said that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was "thoroughly interrogated and provided important information," and that senior officials from the White House, the intelligence community and the military also supported the decision to charge him in criminal court.
Brennan also defended the decision to read Abdulmutallab his Miranda rights, something that Republicans have harshly criticized. Brennan said the decision to do so was "a long-standing FBI policy that was reaffirmed under Michael Mukasey, President Bush's attorney general."
He added that the most important information was actually obtained from Abdulmutallab after he was read the rights.
"The critics who want the FBI to ignore this long-established practice also ignore the lessons we have learned in waging this war: Terrorists such as Jose Padilla and Saleh al-Mari did not cooperate when transferred to military custody, which can harden one's determination to resist cooperation."
Brennan said it was "naïve" to think Abdulmutallab would have been more prone to dispel valuable information if he was transferred to military custody.
"There is little difference between military and civilian custody, other than an interrogator with a uniform. The suspect gets access to a lawyer, and interrogation rules are nearly identical," he said.
"The notion that America's counterterrorism professionals and America's system of justice are unable to handle these murderous miscreants is absurd," Brennan added.
Brennan also charged that critics were being hypocritical, saying that "would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid was read his Miranda rights five minutes after being taken off a plane he tried to blow up. The same people who criticize the president today were silent back then."
Brennan also sought to highlight successful actions taken by the administration, saying their efforts have "disrupted dozens of terrorist plots," and that they have been responsible for "killing and capturing hundreds of hard-core terrorists."
"We need no lectures about the fact that this nation is at war," he added.


GOP leaders rebut Brennan’s claims about Christmas bomber

The Hill

By Silla Brush


Congressional Republicans lashed out at White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan, who said Sunday that the lawmakers were told the Christmas Day terrorist attacker was taken into FBI custody.

Brennan said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) and Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) were all briefed on Christmas Day and that they raised no objections.

“They knew that in FBI custody there is a process that you follow. None of those individuals raised any concerns with me at this point,” Brennan said. “They were very appreciative of the information.”

The four Republicans immediately took umbrage at Brennan’s comments, saying they were not told of any decision to read Miranda rights to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the attacker.

“Brennan never told me any of plans to Mirandize the Christmas Day bomber — if he had I would told him the administration was making a mistake,” Bond said.

Spokesmen for McConnell and Boehner described brief or “courtesy” calls on Christmas Day that did not amount to a full briefing.

“During a brief call from the White House, McConnell was given a heads up that Abdulmutallab was in custody, but little else. He wasn’t told of the decision to Mirandize Abdulmutallab,” said Don Stewart, McConnell’s spokesman.

Kevin Smith, spokesman for Boehner, said the congressman received a short, unclassified, non-secure call on his cell phone in which he was not told that Abdulmutallab was read Miranda rights.

This administration, and this administration alone, made the dangerous decision to read Abdulmutallab his Miranda rights and treat him as a common criminal, not a terrorist, and it did so without even consulting our intelligence chiefs,” Smith said.
“I don’t think Brennan is lying,” Hoekstra said. “I think what he is saying is that he gave us some info and based on that kind of info we should have figured out something else. That’s an unfair characterization.”
He said the idea that he would know how the government would treat the attacker legally based on what Brennan said is “ludicrous.”
“That assumption is crazy,” Hoekstra said.
Hoekstra said the call was in the evening on Christmas Day on a nonsecure line. He said they didn’t discuss what strategy would be used or how the government would treat him legally.


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

Brennan was the man who ran the company that breached candidate’s passport files during the election. The media assumed McCain or Clinton was behind it and then conveniently forgot about it when Obama hired him.

There is no reason to respect this man Brennan and he just keeps proving that.

Senator DeMint, "If we had treated this Christmas Day bomber as a terrorist, he would have immediately been interrogated military-style, rather than given the rights of an American and lawyers. We probably lost valuable information."....and this by DeMint ......"There's no question that the president has downplayed the risk of terror since taking office," DeMint said, adding that "we need to get the politics out" of fighting terrorism."

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"I Was a Teenage President" by Greg Lewis

I Was a Teenage President

American Thinker

by Greg Lewis

The Obama administration resembles nothing so much as a big house in the suburbs where the parents are away for the weekend. In the absence of any responsible person to take charge, the Teenager-in-Chief is letting the rest of the adolescents run wild.

They've maxed out their parents' credit cards and have begun working on their overdraft lines in earnest, as the T-I-C's budget, which proposes a $1.5-trillion deficit for the coming fiscal year, attests. With "what, me worry?" aplomb worthy of a Mad Magazine cover boy, Barack Obama delivered to Congress a bloated document which proposes that more than 40 percent of federal spending be done with borrowed money, and some of the rest courtesy of renewed taxes on America's "rich" -- those people and small businesses making unholy annual incomes greater than $250,000.

And although there are several carloads of bullies pulling into the driveway who are about to enter the premises, the partiers inside remain oblivious to potential threats. They're wrecking the furniture, eating their parents out of house and home, and in general carrying on like there's no tomorrow.

Fraternity Boy General Eric Holder insists, with teen-worthy logic, that trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in U.S. federal court will demonstrate to the world how wonderfully the impartial American justice system works -- this after Holder himself arguably contaminated the pool of potential jurors by declaring that after the trial, the "suspect" would be executed. This claim -- that KSM is virtually guaranteed to be convicted in an American court of law, and even if he isn't we'll detain him indefinitely anyway -- was repeated by the Teenager-in-Chief himself and his Smokesperson, Robert Gates.

In the meantime, the head of Gangland Security, Janet Napolitano, was still tired from a pre-Spring Break European jaunt and decided not to appear before a House Committee hearing on the Christmas Day Skivvies-Bomber plot, upsetting even House Democrats. These are the same Democrats who are generally on board with the administration's confiscate-and-squander policies, recently ratcheted up from previous tax-and-spend levels.

Under new laws governing parents' rights with regard to their adolescent children, the Teenager-in-Chief's academic records can't be sent home without the student's consent. That has led to a great deal of speculation about whether the T-I-C really did complete the requirements for his college degrees, and if he did so, whether he distinguished himself as a student. Even though we footed the bill for our adolescent's education and are paying for the consequences thereof, we haven't been afforded so much as a glimpse at the papers he wrote or the marks he received for them.

And though we had our doubts about some of the characters he's hung out with, The New York Teens assured us that no permanent damage had been done by his association with the likes of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and political radical Bill Ayers. And no, the Teens added, Bill Ayers didn't write Obama's autobiography, and he certainly didn't write his college papers. Heck, Ayers and Obama didn't even meet each other until Obama was well on his way to the stunning success he achieved in his early career as a community organizer. How in the world could Ayers have written Obama's college papers? Tell me that! And they surely wouldn't have let Obama teach constitutional law -- at the University of Chicago, no less -- if he weren't qualified, would they?

I mean, jeez, what more do you want? The T-I-C is already working harder than he ever thought he would have to. He barely has time for golf and pickup basketball games and date nights any more, and you know how important those are to any teen. So of course he's angry.

He's angry at the overwhelming problems he "inherited" from the previous administration. And he's angry because despite the fact that he had bulletproof majorities in both houses of Congress, the American public was too stupid to understand his health care initiative and the wonderful things it would do for them, and so he couldn't get that legislation pushed through.

Never mind that his is the anger of manufactured intellectual outrage unconnected to real-world experience. And never mind that it's the anger of psychological pain born in the midst of privilege few generations in the history of our planet have ever enjoyed. It is ultimately an unpleasant and whiny anger, the anger of a rich kid bitching that his parents haven't given him quite enough, the anger of a spoiled child who denigrates those who came before him for not being what he thinks they should have been. He's the Teenager-in-Chief, and he's not about to let you forget it.

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

Excellent perspective on Obama. And Obama won't release his college records because they would show he couldn't possibly have gone to the schools he did.

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

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

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February 09, 2010

'Miss Me Yet?' Billboard With Photo of George Bush

There is a billboard along I-35 near Wyoming, Minn., with a huge photo of former president George W. Bush and this question: "Miss Me Yet?"

Miss Me Yet?’: Mystery Surrounds Who Paid for George Bush Billboard


Obama tripled the national deficit in one year and nearly doubled the unemployment number compared to the previous administration’s average, a mysterious George W. Bush billboard popped up in Minnesota off of Interstate 35.

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

BBBwwwwwwaaaaaaahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I LOVE IT! Best $$$ ever spent.

This is absolutely delicious.

GW Bush had some shortcomings, but he loved the USA and our military, and kept us all safe. Bush also signed a ban on partial birth abortion.

Causing liberals to spin off the road! heh heh The USS ObomoTitanic is sinking!

I would love this to be in times square. tra- la - la

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Obama Teleprompter Crutch VS. Sarah Palin With Hi Mom Written on Her Hand

Sarah wrote “Hi Mom!” on her palm during her campaign stop with Governor Rick Perry of Texas.

( MSNBC crank reporter Andrea Mitchell mocked Sarah Palin and jotted a few notes on her hand this morning on the air.)

The left went bonkers after they discovered that the TelePrompter-less former Governor Sarah Palin wrote notes on the palm of her left hand for her speech to the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville. The far left absolutely freaked over this non-issue rather than focus on her brilliant speech knocking the Obama Administration’s horrid record on economics and national defense.


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

LOL this is just too funny.

The left has their teleprompter addict and Sarah simply did a note on her hand. And they say nothing about Obama.....of course not. But them went on and on and on about what Sarah did. The left is so sick they cannot even get it a little . hahaha Brain dead zombies every one of them on the left.

......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 Forces Military Hospitals to Stock Morning After Pill

Obama Administration Forces Military Hospitals to Stock Morning After Pill

Obama administration issued a new order for the U.S. military requiring all military hospitals and health centers to stock the morning after pill. The Department of Defense will soon begin having military medical facilities stock the Plan B drug, which can sometimes cause an abortion.

The Obama administration's decision came after the Pentagon's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, an advisory panel, made the recommendation to stock the drug.

The PPTC suggested stocking both Plan B and the Next Choice generic of the morning after pill.

The decision is the latest to have President Barack Obama overturning pro-life policies during the Bush administration and follows him forcing Americans to pay for abortions and embryonic stem cell research with their tax dollars.

Obama's decision is not going over well with Wendy Wright, the president of Concerned Women for America.

"The military needs to focus on its prime mission, yet leftists view it as a means to promote their agenda," she told "The morning-after pill is highly ineffective in preventing pregnancies and completely useless in preventing sexually-transmitted diseases. But it's a political tool for abortion advocates."

Wright worries the decision is the first step to pushing abortions at military hospitals.

"By making this drug required, the next step will making drugs like RU-486, the abortion pill, mandatory," she said. "And doctors or pharmacists who have objections will be purged from the ranks."

"The military needs to focus on discipline and proper behavior - because lives depend on it - not promoting risky behavior," Wright continued.

Nancy Keenan of NARAL, a national pro-abortion group, lobbied the Obama administration to overturn the policy and applauded the decision to do so.

"It's a tragedy that women in uniform have been denied such basic health care," she said in a statement. "We applaud the medical experts for standing up for military women."

Keenan said the more than 350,000 women in the military would be benefited by the decision.

But Jeanne Monahan, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, told the Washington Post she also disagreed with the decision.

"It can prevent the embryo from implanting and therefore destroy a human life," she said.

"Women serving in the military deserve to know the truth about their medications. Because this can be the difference between preventing and destroying life, a requirement to carry this drug could violate the conscience rights of military personnel who have moral objections," Monahan continued.

Wright also worries the military will eventually promote Ellaone, a new drug that is billed as a morning after pill that works up to 5 days after sex, but, in reality, is an abortion drug.

"A new drug similar to RU-486 can reportedly be used as a 'morning-after pill'. So designating the morning-after pill as required to stock, and easy to obtain, may open the door for an abortion pill - which undisputedly kills an unborn child and can be extremely dangerous to the mother - to fit in that category," she concludes.


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

And yet the VA can not provide Diabetics but two test strips per week At least that is what I have been told by seveeral 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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Obama's Budget Eliminates Boeing C-17 Program

Obama's Budget Eliminates Boeing C-17 Program

FOX News

There's concern about Boeing's C-17 aircraft. President Obama's budget proposal calls for cutting several weapons programs, including the C-17. Eliminating the C-17 program could mean eliminating jobs in the Gateway City.

When unveiling his budget, President Obama said, "We save money by eliminating unnecessary defense programs that do nothing to keep us safe. One example is the 2.5 billion dollars that were spending to build C-17 transport aircraft."

C-17s have been used extensively in flying supplies and troops to earthquake ravaged Haiti. Senator Kit Bond says they're desperately needed.

Four years ago, the Defense Department decided to stop production of the C-17 because it had acquired the 180 it requested.

"Yet every year since, congress has provided unrequested money for more C-17s the Pentagon doesn't want or need. It's waste pure and simple," says the President.

The C-17 is one of Boeing's premiere aircraft. It supports a thousand jobs in St. Louis, jobs that could be cut, if the program is cancelled.

Senator Kit Bond said," The president's mixed up spending priorities also threatens workers right here in St. Louis and our nation's air lift capacity."

You may recall, the government tried to eliminate the C-17 program in 2009, but lawmakers saved it. Bond says he'll fight for it again this year especially since the Pentagon now has the ability to retire C-5As.

Sen. Bond says," They need the C-17s to replace those aircraft. I'm going to make that point very loudly in the appropriations process. We'll see whether we're successful."

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she will also fight to save the C-17 program. She released the following statement:

We have known for years now that the c-17 has been flying into a strong headwind. Over the last three years, secretaries of defense and presidents from both political parties have uniformly sought to end its production. Since coming to the senate, i have fought side by side with my colleagues against these recommendations and we have successfully prevented an end of production. At a time when the c-17s first-rate capabilities are in increasing demand around the world, i will once again fight for this plane. I will be looking particularly closely at the substantial readiness problems with the c-5, the only other strategic airlifter. It seems long overdue that we should retire the oldest c-5 planes that arent working and replace them with the c-17, a plane that we know works and is produced at a fair cost.

Boeing released the following statement reacting to the proposed defense budget cuts:

"What we have been able to see so far of the proposed DOD budget and the QDR raise key public policy issues that will be discussed in the days, weeks, and months ahead.Critically important among these issues are the future of America's defense industrial base and maintaining healthy competition in the defense industry. As a matter of public policy and defense doctrine, America has invested in developing and maintaining a national defense industrial base that meets the evolving needs of the military while providing the best value for the taxpayer. It is a true national asset - built over many years by investing in highly-skilled engineering and a high-tech manufacturing workforce and by developing best-of-industry practices. The Congress now begins its work towards passing the overall budget and the DOD segment. We will continue to study the budget proposals being made for potential impact to Boeing, the industry, its industrial base, and to its workers, as well as important policy debates in other critical areas such as healthcare, energy, the environment and education. Meanwhile, the men and women of The Boeing Company will continue to perform at the highest possible level to deliver the best value to our customers and to the taxpayer."

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

Obama is sooooo stupid and his hate for our military shows in alll of his decisions like this one. Everything he does fails, everything he messes with in our country gets ruined. He is so vile, so horrible!!!!

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

U.S. Airforce
C-5 loadmaster

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Obama Skipping Over Press Corps?

TV Newser

Washington Post's Howie Kurtz writes about increasing grumblings from the White House press corps over the lack of presidential news conferences in recent months:

"It's a source of great frustration here," says Chip Reid, CBS's White House correspondent. "It's important for us to hold the president's feet to the fire." NBC White House reporter Chuck Todd calls the situation a "shame," saying the administration is trying to control the message rather than allowing Obama to be seen "unscripted."

While the White House argues that there has been no shortage of appearances by the president on television and in print, some White House correspondents argue that they haven't had the opportunity to ask the president specific questions about a wide-range of topics.


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

"It's a source of great frustration here," says Chip Reid, CBS's White House correspondent. "It's important for us to hold the president's feet to the fire."
NBC White House reporter Chuck Todd calls the situation a "shame," saying the administration is trying to control the message rather than allowing Obama to be seen "unscripted."

Hold his feet to the fire...that is laugh out loud funny!

" "It's important for us to hold the president's feet to the fire." "

Is he serious, they really think....HA HA HA HA ...waitaminnit waitaminnit waitaminnit

I can't help it ......HA HA HA HA

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To The GOP Don't play Obama's Game With His Socialized Medicine Invite!!!!

Rush Limbaugh warned Republican members of Congress that Obama’s invite to the White House for talks on health care is a trap. Rush is so right!!!


Barack Obama is planning to host a televised meeting with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders on health care reform.


Obama Seeks GOP Input on Reform - from FOX News

The Feb. 25 meeting is an attempt to reach across the aisle but not a signal that the president plans to start over, as Republicans have demanded, a White House official said.

“I want to come back [after the Presidents Day congressional recess] and have a large meeting — Republicans and Democrats — to go through, systematically, all the best ideas that are out there and move it forward,” Obama said in an interview with Katie Couric during CBS’s Super Bowl pre-game show Sunday.

Obama said he wants to “look at the Republican ideas that are out there.”

“If we can go, step by step, through a series of these issues and arrive at some agreements, then, procedurally, there’s no reason why we can’t do it a lot faster the process took last year,” he said.

In a statement, the official said, “What the president will not do is let this moment slip away. He hopes to have Republican support in doing so — but he is going to move forward on health reform.”

Krauthammer: If Dems Didn't Hear the Rejection of ObamaCare from Mass. then 'They Need Hearing Aids'

House GOP Responds to Summit Invite

The GOP says they will agree to meet with Obama over the Health Care bill if he agrees to start over from scratch.

The Corner

House GOP Leader John Boehner (R., Ohio) and Whip Eric Cantor (R., Va.) sent White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel a letter regarding the upcoming health-care summit:

Mr. Emanuel:

We welcome President Obama’s announcement of forthcoming bipartisan health care talks. In fact, you may remember that last May, Republicans asked President Obama to hold bipartisan discussions on health care in an attempt to find common ground on health care, but he declined and instead chose to work with only Democrats. Since then, the President has given dozens of speeches on health care reform, operating under the premise that the more the American people learn about his plan, the more they will come to like it. Just the opposite has occurred: a majority of Americans oppose the House and Senate health care bills and want them scrapped so we can start over with a step-by-step approach focused on lowering costs for families and small businesses.
Just as important, scrapping the House and Senate health care bills would help end the uncertainty they are creating for workers and businesses and thus strengthen our shared commitment to focusing on creating jobs. Assuming the President is sincere about moving forward on health care in a bipartisan way, does that mean he will agree to start over so that we can develop a bill that is truly worthy of the support and confidence of the American people? Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said today that the President is “absolutely not” resetting the legislative process for health care.
If the starting point for this meeting is the job-killing bills the American people have already soundly rejected, Republicans would rightly be reluctant to participate.
Assuming the President is sincere about moving forward in a bipartisan way, does that mean he has taken off the table the idea of relying solely on Democratic votes and jamming through health care reform by way of reconciliation? As the President has noted recently, Democrats continue to hold large majorities in the House and Senate, which means they can attempt to pass a health care bill at any time through the reconciliation process.

You can GO HERE ( The Corner ) to read the rest of the letter .


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

Not a negotiation, just a confab for Hussein to pretend like he gives a damn about working with Republicans.
The GOP had better not get sucked in by Hussein. The legislation IS SUPPOSED TO BE NEGOTIATED IN COMMITTEES.


Hussein is trying the fascist trick of making the entire process about HIM approving or disapproving. Let's see some real nut-busting in legislative committees, not a coffee clatch where Hussein the prompter-reading idiot gets to stand over everyone.


“Obama said he wants to “look at the Republican ideas that are out there.”

He just went on air recently and bragged about all the Republican ideas incorporated in the bill. There’s no question in my mind hes never once listened since hes the ‘I Won” man.

The GOP response to this White House should be: “We will be glad to discuss this legislation and the ideas in the proper forum, the forum the Founding Fathers envisioned: the legislature. Thanks for your concerns, and we’ll note them when we meet in committee. Goodbye.”

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Obamanomics = Dow Jones Industrial Average Closed Below 10,000 For The First Time In Three Months

The Dow Jones industrial average closed below 10,000 for the first time in three months Monday on nagging concerns about debt loads in Europe.

Shares of big banks pulled the market lower, extending a slump that has led to four straight weekly losses.

Rising deficits in weaker European economies including Greece, Portugal and Spain have raised questions about the health of the global financial system.

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

A down market is a bad grade that the Obama administration has earned. The market bounced, and then dropped, the blame Bush thing won’t work well here.

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February 08, 2010

John Murtha the Ear Mark King and Military Basher DEAD

John Murtha died from complications of gallbladder surgery.

Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), 77, a Vietnam veteran who staunchly supported military spending and became a master of pork-barrel politics, died today at Virginia Hospital Center. The 19-term lawmaker died from complications of gallbladder surgery.

Elected to Congress in 1974 from a southwestern Pennsylvania district that has been economically devastated by the decline of America’s coal-mining and steel industries, the gruff and jowly Rep. Murtha was beloved by his constituents for tapping billions of dollars in federal funds to seed new industries there.

The antiwar democrat was famous for his cold-blooded attack on innocent US Marines in Haditha, Iraq.

Rep. Murtha Dead at 77
By Chad Pergram

Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. John Murtha, the first veteran of the Vietnam war to enter Congress and one of the House's most powerful lawmakers, died Monday afternoon at Virginia Hospital Center after complications from gallbladder surgery. Murtha was 77.

Congressman John P. Murtha (PA-12) passed away peacefully this afternoon at 1:18 p.m. at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va. At his bedside was his family," read a statement from his office.

A native of New Martinsville, W.Va., voters first elected Murtha to Congress in a 1974 special election that spelled impending doom for President Nixon and congressional Republicans. That fall, Democrats wrestled away 49 House seats from the GOP, reeling from the scourge of Watergate and a presidency in shambles.

Murtha rose to become the chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, which controls spending for the Pentagon. Chairmen of the appropriations subcommittee panels are viewed with such prestige on Capitol Hill that they're called "cardinals." That's a nod to Rome because of the eminence these lawmakers hold over spending for their federal fiefdom.

Murtha was the endorsed candidate of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to become majority leader when Democrats won control of Congress in 2006. But current Majority Leader Steny Hoyer overwhelmingly defeated Murtha by secret ballot in a hard-fought leadership contest.

Murtha enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1952 and became a drill instructor at Parris Island. He served in Korea and received a Bronze Star and Two Purple Hearts for his service in Vietnam. He continued to be a member of the Marine Corps Reserves until he resigned as a colonel in 1990.

Murtha voted to go to war in Iraq the fall of 2002. But two years later, the Pennsylvania Democrat called for the United States to withdraw. Later on the House floor, Rep. Jean Schmidt, the newest member of the House at the time, spoke in favor of the war and chided Murtha that "cowards cut and run, Marines never do." Schmidt's remarks ignited a firestorm on the House floor as lawmakers rose to Murtha's defense. Schmidt later said she didn't know that Murtha was a Marine. She withdrew her comments and apologized.

A hint of scandal lingered over much of Murtha's career. The FBI named Murtha an "unindicted co-conspirator" in its ABSCAM sting operation in the late 1970s and early '80s. ABSCAM resulted in the conviction of five House members and one senator. The FBI recorded Murtha on videotape declining a $50,000 bribe from federal agents posing as Arab sheiks. But the congressman did say he could be interested in future dealings.

Nicknamed "The King of Pork," Murtha also faced scrutiny for earmarking federal dollars for projects in his district. Numerous news reports lambasted the congressman for steering money to the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport. The facility received $150 million from Washington for upgrades despite limited commercial use. But the airport is also used for military purposes.

The congressman also faced scrutiny for campaign contributions he and other appropriators received from the now defunct PMA lobbying firm. Murtha scored nearly $2.5 million in donations from PMA and its clients over a nearly 20-year period. The feds continue to scrutinize PMA. The Office of Congressional Ethics asked the House ethics committee to drop any inquiries into the dealings Murtha had with PMA.

Murtha also stirred controversy in the fall of 2008 with President Obama poised to become the first African-American president. When asked about Mr. Obama's chances in his congressional district, Murtha responded, "There's no question western Pennsylvania is a racist area."

Even though Murtha won re-election, Sen. John McCain carried the district in the presidential race by about 1,000 votes.

Despite controversy, Murtha was beloved by his House colleagues for holding court in what's called "Murtha's corner" in the rear of the House chamber. During a House vote series, Murtha could often be seen trading information or spinning yarns with fellow lawmakers. He also won the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award and Pennsylvania's two highest honors, the Distinguished Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


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

It’s time to be judged for his slandered to our Marines.

He forfeited his title of Marine when he gave aid and comfort to our enemies during a time of war, while betraying the Haditha Marines.

....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 Setting Juan Williams Straight

Charles Krauthammer setting Juan Williams straight after Williams dared to compare "Obamanomics" to "Reaganomics." Williams had said Obama's tendency to propose spending he cannot pay for, "sounds like Reaganomics" to me.

Krauthammer responded to Williams with a short but direct answer:

"Reagan created the biggest economic expansion, and the longest in US history. I rest my case."

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

Juan just wants so desperately for Obama to be The One. And Krauthammer... he simply rocks.

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U.N. Gun Ban Faces Pre-emptive Attack

U.N. gun ban faces pre-emptive attack

'There's no doubt that the real agenda is domestic firearms control'


A gun rights organization has launched a petition effort to build opposition to plans being discussed by U.S. officials and the United Nations that could result in the confiscation and destruction of privately owned firearms inside the U.S.

The online petition, run by officials with the National Association for Gun Rights, offers participants a conduit to tell their U.S. senators a "Small Arms Treaty"' being discussed is "nothing more than a massive global gun control scheme, designed to register, ban and confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens."

Spokesman Luke O'Dell has explained in on online statement that the exact wording of the proposal so far has been kept "under wraps."
"But looking at previous versions of the U.N. 'Small Arms Treaty,' you and I can get a good idea of what's likely in the works," he wrote. "Don't let any of the 'experts' lull you to sleep by saying 'Oh, we have it handled' or 'Until you know exactly what's in the treaty you can't fight against it.'"
"Judging by Ambassador [John] Bolton's comments – who certainly knows what to expect from the American-freedom-hating international crowd that infests the U.N. – we are certain the treaty's going to address the private ownership of firearms," O'Dell wrote.
In a video posted on the website for the National Rifle Association, Bolton said, "I think it was clear from the outset that the Obama administration would move in this direction. The only thing that's surprising is that it's taken this long."
He said the presentations have portrayed the "Small Arms Treaty" as something to address international arms trade. "But there's no doubt that the real agenda is domestic firearms control," he said.
He said there are many references that the only targets would be "illicit" arms.
"That begs the whole question. What's legal and what's illegal in a domestic application?" he said.
"Whatever the appearance on the surface, there's no doubt that domestic firearms control is right at the top of the agenda," he said.

O'Dell suggested that the new "international" law could bring tougher licensing requirements, programs to confiscate "unauthorized" firearms and even a ban on the private ownership of weapons inside the U.S.

The petition delivers to senators a request to oppose any plans to ratify a U.N. "Small Arms Treaty."

"The ratification of this treaty would also likely create an international gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation," it states.

WND reported last fall when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton first announced the U.S. had changed its stance and would support negotiations of an Arms Trade Treaty to regulate international gun trafficking.

The Bush administration had opposed it.

The U.S. also at that point joined a nearly unanimous 153-1 U.N. vote to adopt a resolution setting out a timetable on the proposed Arms Trade Treaty, including a U.N. conference to produce a final accord in 2012.

While Clinton called the plan a "crucial national security concern for the United States," gun rights advocates said it was an attempt under President Obama to sneak gun control into the U.S. without having the issue debated in Congress.

At the time, Brian Wood, disarmament expert for Amnesty International, said in a Bloomberg report the U.S. is the largest conventional arms trader in the world and the unregulated trade of conventional arms "can fuel instability, transnational organized crime and terrorism."

"All countries participate in the conventional arms trade and share responsibility for the 'collateral damage' it produces – widespread death, injuries and human rights abuses," said Rebecca Peters, director of the International Action Network on Small Arms in an Agence France-Presse interview. "Now finally governments have agreed to negotiate legally binding global controls on this deadly trade."

But Bob Barr, a former U.S. representative and presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party, explained in a separate interview with the NRA how a treaty that looks like it's all about fighting international crime will necessarily lead to erosion of Second Amendment gun rights:

"Even though [treaty advocates] all say, 'We are not going to involve domestic laws and the right to keep and bear arms, that won't be affected by all this,' that's nonsense," Barr said. "There's no way that if you buy into something like this and a treaty is passed regulating to ensure that firearms transfers internationally don't fall into the hands of people that the U.N. doesn't like, there's no way that that mechanism will work unless you have some form of national regulation and national tracking."

The effort is just one more of the outreaches launched under Obama that critics fear could lead to additional gun bans. They have expressed concern his nominee to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration could arbitrarily ban guns across large segments of society as a "job safety" concern.

Also, Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, supported Washington, D.C.'s ban on handguns before it was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. And since Obama has been in office, he's already advocated for a treaty that would require a federal license for hunters to reload their ammunition, has expressed a desire to ban "assault" weapons, has seen a plan to require handgun owners to submit to mental health evaluations and sparked a rush on ammunition purchases with his history of anti-gun positions.

Citizens wishing to speak out on the issue can contact the State Department or the National Rifle Association.

"The ratification of this treaty would also likely create an international gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation," it states.

The United Nations and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are moving forward with their plan to confiscate your guns.

The United States joined 152 other countries in support of the Arms Trade Treaty Resolution, which establishes the dates for the 2012 UN conference intended to attack American sovereignty by stripping Americans of the right to keep and bear arms.

Working groups of anti-gun countries will begin scripting language for the conference this year, creating a blueprint for other countries when they meet at the full conference.

The stakes couldn't be higher.

Former United Nation's ambassador John Bolton has cautioned gun owners about the Arms Trade Treaty and says the UN “is trying to act as though this is really just a treaty about international arms trade between nation states, but there’s no doubt that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control.”


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

Once again the UN moves to kill our rights in order to "stop violence and strife."
And it goes on and on....proving the UN is useless and naive. "but were trying to formant a more peaceful world and have justice", but do nothing to actually achieve these ends against despotic and violent regimes/states.

....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 Campaigns for Rick Perry in Texas Yesterday

About 15,000 people formed a line that snaked around the Berry Center in Cypress, just northwest of Houston. They've come an hour early on Super Bowl Sunday to grab tickets and see Sarah Palin and Rick Perry. The crowd is big, really big, for a governor's campaign and is more on the scale of a presidential rally. Signs around the arena welcome Sarah Palin to Texas and say "Texas is Succeeding"

Part Two


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

Sarah spoke about Texas and Perry. Obama couldn’t say two sentences without saying “I” or “me” and that translated into big time losses for his candidates.

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Obama in an interview with Katie Couric on 2-7-10 says despite pleas from local elected leaders to move the KSM trial, he still wants the trial in NYC. Also suggests that actionable intelligence was obtained from Christmas Day underpants bomber, if this was the case why did he refer to him as an "isolated extremist" 3 days after this "actionable intelligence" was gleaned.

Obama Pre-Game interview yesterday with Katic Couric

Couric: "Are you talking about reading them the Miranda rights? Their Miranda rights, in other words Abdulmutallab who was read his Miranda rights, a lot of people are very upset about that because he was giving information to the FBI then his rights were read to him and he clammed up"

Obama: "That's actually not what happened, what happened was, he clammed up, then after we obtained actionable intelligence from him, that's when the FBI, uh uh, the FBI, folks on the ground then read him his Miranda rights"

Wild Thing's comment......

The terrorist hadn’t talked in 5 weeks after his Miranda Rights were read and only began after his dad visited him and I’m sure some plea deal.

The more he talks, the worse he looks. And he will NOT shut up and go away. GRRRRRR

In the good old days if the President was to speak to the Nation that night, most of the populace would tune in on TV/Radio to hear him speak. Today with President Perpetual Gabber, most people just tune him out. He has so overexposed himself that people would rather listen to that Civil Defense Siren that comes over the TV ever so often, rather than listen to his silly blabber all the time.

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“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the Law by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

You Make the Difference: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the Law

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Before embarking on the debate of whether or not to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” it is useful to know the law, not a popular pastime for the current batch of legislators in the Congress. Title 10 U.S. Code sets forth that law which was crafted for the specific purpose of allowing them to serve and is quoted in the entirety below.

It is this law that Obama pledged to repeal and has directed the Secretary of Defense to suspend enforcement of its provisions. Otherwise, if Secretary Gates made such decision on his own he violated the oath he took upon being sworn in as Secretary and should be impeached in the event the President refuses to fire him.

Additionally, if the President refuses, he too should be impeached for failure to uphold the law. It will be interesting to see whether or not anyone in the Congress has the brass to begin the process.

§ 654. Policy concerning homosexuality in the armed forces

(a) FINDINGS.—Congress makes the following findings:

(1) Section 8 of article I of the Constitution of the United States commits exclusively to the Congress the powers to raise and support armies, provide and maintain a Navy, and make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces.
(2) There is no constitutional right to serve in the armed
(3) Pursuant to the powers conferred by section 8 of article I of the Constitution of the United States, it lies within the discretion of the Congress to establish qualifications for and conditions of service in the armed forces.
(4) The primary purpose of the armed forces is to prepare for and to prevail in combat should the need arise.
(5) The conduct of military operations requires members of the armed forces to make extraordinary sacrifices, including the ultimate sacrifice, in order to provide for the common defense.
(6) Success in combat requires military units that are characterized by high morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion.
(7) One of the most critical elements in combat capability is unit cohesion, that is, the bonds of trust among individual
service members that make the combat effectiveness of a military unit greater than the sum of the combat effectiveness of the individual unit members.
(8) Military life is fundamentally different from civilian life
in that—
(A) the extraordinary responsibilities of the armed forces, the unique conditions of military service, and the
critical role of unit cohesion, require that the military community, while subject to civilian control, exist as a specialized society; and
(B) the military society is characterized by its own laws, rules, customs, and traditions, including numerous
restrictions on personal behavior, that would not be acceptable in civilian society.
(9) The standards of conduct for members of the armed forces regulate a member’s life for 24 hours each day beginning at the moment the member enters military status and not ending until that person is discharged or otherwise separated from the armed forces.
(10) Those standards of conduct, including the Uniform Code of Military Justice, apply to a member of the armed
forces at all times that the member has a military status, whether the member is on base or off base, and whether the member is on duty or off duty.
(11) The pervasive application of the standards of conduct is necessary because members of the armed forces must be ready at all times for worldwide deployment to a combat environment.
(12) The worldwide deployment of United States military forces, the international responsibilities of the United States, and the potential for involvement of the armed forces in actual combat routinely make it necessary for members of the armed forces involuntarily to accept living conditions and working conditions that are often spartan, primitive, and characterized by forced intimacy with little or no privacy.
(13) The prohibition against homosexual conduct is a longstanding element of military law that continues to be necessary in the unique circumstances of military service.
(14) The armed forces must maintain personnel policies that exclude persons whose presence in the armed forces would create an unacceptable risk to the armed forces’ high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability.
(15) The presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability.
(b) POLICY.—A member of the armed forces shall be separated from the armed forces under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense if one or more of the following findings is made and approved in accordance with procedures set forth in such
(1) That the member has engaged in, attempted to engage in, or solicited another to engage in a homosexual act or acts unless there are further findings, made and approved in accordance with procedures set forth in such regulations, that the member has demonstrated that—
(A) such conduct is a departure from the member’s usual and customary behavior;
(B) such conduct, under all the circumstances, is unlikely
to recur;
(C) such conduct was not accomplished by use of force, coercion, or intimidation;
(D) under the particular circumstances of the case, the member’s continued presence in the armed forces is consistent with the interests of the armed forces in proper discipline, good order, and morale; and
(E) the member does not have a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts.
(2) That the member has stated that he or she is a homosexual or bisexual, or words to that effect, unless there is a further finding, made and approved in accordance with procedures set forth in the regulations, that the member has demonstrated that he or she is not a person who engages in, attempts to engage in, has a propensity to engage in, or intends to engage in homosexual acts.
(3) That the member has married or attempted to marry a person known to be of the same biological sex.
(c) ENTRY STANDARDS AND DOCUMENTS.—(1) The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that the standards for enlistment and appointment of members of the armed forces reflect the policies set forth in subsection (b).
(2) The documents used to effectuate the enlistment or appointment of a person as a member of the armed forces shall set forth the provisions of subsection (b).
(d) REQUIRED BRIEFINGS.—The briefings that members of the armed forces receive upon entry into the armed forces and periodically thereafter under section 937 of this title (article 137 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice) shall include a detailed explanation of the applicable laws and regulations governing sexual conduct
by members of the armed forces, including the policies prescribed under subsection (b).
(e) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in subsection (b) shall be construed to require that a member of the armed forces be processed for separation from the armed forces when a determination is made in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary
of Defense that—
(1) the member engaged in conduct or made statements for the purpose of avoiding or terminating military service; and
(2) separation of the member would not be in the best interest of the armed forces.
(f) DEFINITIONS.—In this section:
(1) The term ‘‘homosexual’’ means a person, regardless of sex, who engages in, attempts to engage in, has a propensity to engage in, or intends to engage in homosexual acts, and includes the terms ‘‘gay’’ and ‘‘lesbian’’.
(2) The term ‘‘bisexual’’ means a person who engages in, attempts to engage in, has a propensity to engage in, or intends to engage in homosexual and heterosexual acts.
(3) The term ‘‘homosexual act’’ means—
(A) any bodily contact, actively undertaken or passively permitted, between members of the same sex for the
purpose of satisfying sexual desires; and
(B) any bodily contact which a reasonable person would understand to demonstrate a propensity or intent to
engage in an act described in subparagraph (A).
(Added P.L. 103–160, § 571(a)(1), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1670.)”

We hereby request, urge and demand that Representative Jeff Miller, US Rep, 1st Congressional District of Florida, of which we are resident, initiate impeachment proceedings as a member of the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives either alone or in co-sponsorship with other members.

Representative Miller will undoubtedly want to head off this action by Democrats and Obama that would significantly affect the ability of the Armed Forces to meet quality and quantity recruiting and retention goals and would have a deleterious effect on National Security:

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

Very interesting, I learned a lot from what the Col. has done by looking up the law we already have on this.

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

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

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Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration ~ Great Video!

The lyrics:

Half-way across the globe,

And we're standing on new ground

Screaming 'cross the waves

You can't hear a sound

There's no fair trials, no trade, no liberties

No tea!

We've colonized America. We won't stand for tyranny!

O king:

And its too late to apologize.

Its too late!

I said its too late to apologize

Its too late!

We've paid your foolish tax, read the acts

And they just wont do.

We want to make it clear, we believe this much is true:

All men were created with certain

Unalienable rights!

Among these are life-liberty, and the pursuit Of happiness!

Its too late to apologize!

Its too late!

I said Its too late to apologize!

Its too late!

Its too late to apologize!

Its too late!

I said its too late apologize!

Its too late!

I said its too late to apologize! Yeah!

Its too late!

I said its too late to apologize, yeah!

Half-way across the globe

And we're standing on new ground

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February 07, 2010

SUPER BOWL XLIV ~ Saints win Super Bowl, 31-17 over Colts

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL

6:00PM ET - CBS


security for the game tonighit



Barack Obama said Sunday that the Indianapolis Colts "have to be favored" in the Super Bowl, even though he has a "soft spot" for the New Orleans Saints. ( source )

Saints win Super Bowl, 31-17 over Colts

Brees tied a Super Bowl record with 32 completions, the last a 2-yard slant to Jeremy Shockey for the winning points with 5:42 remaining, and was chosen the game's MVP.

``We just believed in ourselves and we knew that we had an entire city and maybe an entire country behind us,'' Brees said. ``What can I say? I tried to imagine what this moment would be like for a long time and it's better than expected.''

A surprise onside kick sparked the Saints' second-half comeback. Their 25th-ranked defense made several key stops, and Tracy Porter's 74-yard interception return on a pass from Manning, of all people, clinched it.

Manning tried to give chase, but was blocked by a New Orleans defender and fell awkwardly as the cornerback raced by. The four-time NFL MVP forlornly walked to the sideline as the Big Easy celebrations began.

``It's time for the Saints to celebrate,'' he said. ``It's their field and it's their championship.''

Brees and his son..........

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Sarah Palin on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace~ AWESOME Interview!!

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Sarah Palin on Fox News Sunday Pt 2 of 3


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TRANSCRIPT: Fox News Sunday Interview With Sarah Palin

FOX News



WALLACE: How do you see yourself as a member of the Tea Party movement or a member of the Republican Party?

PALIN: Oh, I think the two are and should be even more so merging because the Tea Party movement is quite reflective of what the GOP, the planks in the platform are supposed to be about. Limited government and more freedom, more respect for equality. That's what the Tea Party movement is about, so I think that the two are much entwined and I'm happy about that.

WALLACE: So what's wrong with the Republican Party that these Tea Party activists feel they have to go outside the GOP?

PALIN: Because both major parties, the "D" and the "R"s have both kind of lost their way in some respects. The GOP has some very strong planks in the platform that build a platform that I believe is best to build a strong, safe prosperous nation.

When the GOP strays from the planks in the platform, a people's movement like the Tea Party movement is invited in to kind of hold these politicians accountable again and remind them of their constitutional limits there on the federal level and it's a beautiful movement. I'm proud to get to be a part of it in terms of at least hearing from those in the Tea Party movement and sharing with them what I believe are some common sense solutions to the challenges facing us.

WALLACE: You say you are happy to be or proud to be a part of it. Some people think you want to be the leader of the Tea Party movement.

PALIN: No, I would hope that the Tea Party-ers don't believe that they need some kind of well-oiled machine, some kind of replicate of the GOP or the Democrat Party and instead they remain a movement of the people uprising and saying, listen to us, we have some common sense solutions that we want our politicians to consider and to implement and this is much bigger than a hockey mom from Wasilla.

It's much bigger than any charismatic guy with a teleprompter. It is the people's movement. It's about the people and I'm proud to be a part of this.

WALLACE: You recently stirred up some controversy as you often do, even when you endorsed Rand Paul as the Senate, he's running in the Senate primary in Kentucky the GOP Senate primary. And Bill Kristol, your long-time supporter was upset with you because one of the things he pointed out, Paul wants to close Guantanamo. He wants to send the detainees back to Afghanistan. He wants to repeal the Patriot Act. He wants to do away with any federal role in either gay marriage or drug laws, leave it to the states. Why would you support a guy like that?

PALIN: Because he's a federalist and he wants the states to have more say and as we respect the 10th Amendment in our Constitution, he wants the states to have more say in a lot of these issues. But nobody is ever going to find a perfect candidate. There are things that I don't agree with Rand Paul, and yet his domestic policies for the most part, I do agree with. He wants limited government. He wants the Feds to start taking their hands off states issues and I respect that and I'm proud to support him. Again, never finding a perfect candidate, no doubt he disagrees with me on a whole lot of issues. But proud to support him and others whom I can believe in.

WALLACE: What do you think of Barack Obama's presidency so far?

PALIN: He has some misguided decisions that he is making that he is expecting us to just kind of sit down and shut up and accept, and many of us are not going to sit down and shut up. We're going to say no, we do not like this...

WALLACE: Wait, wait, where's he saying sit down and shut up?

PALIN: In a general just kind of general persona I think that he has when he's up there at, I'll call it a lectern. When he is up there and he is telling us basically, I know best, my people here in the White House know best, and we are going to tell you that yes, you do want this essentially nationalized health care system and we're saying, no, we don't. And the messages are not being received by Barack Obama. So I think instead of lecturing, he needs to stop and he needs to listen on health care issues. On national security, this perceived lackadaisical approach that he has to dealing with the terrorists. We're saying that concerns us and we're going to speak up about it and please don't allow this persona to continue where you do try to make us feel like we need to just sit down, shut up and accept what you're doing to us.

WALLACE: Let's talk about national security. During the campaign, you said this about Mr. Obama. "Our opponent is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country." The president has escalated the war in Afghanistan. He has launched more drone attacks in his first year than George W. Bush did in eight years. Given what he's done as president, do you take back palling around with terrorists?

PALIN: No, I don't, because his associations with Bill Ayers and with others, he never really has, I think, adequately addressed why in the world he would have a relationship with a type of person like that, who had such disdain for America that he would want to bomb, harm, hurt, kill, Americans.

WALLACE: But has he done a good job in protecting the country?

PALIN: So the things that he has done right now as president in protecting the country, more power to him. We appreciate that he kind of went there fully with the commanders on the ground asking for more reinforcements in Afghanistan. Couldn't get there all the way with these guys, but kind of went there. Good, more power to you. And I speak as a military mom, too, saying thank you. You're giving me a little bit more of a secure knowledge that you're looking out for our troops and the things that their commanders are asking for. I'm thinking kind of, of my son in this situation. Thank you for doing that. However, there are many things that he is doing today that cause an uneasiness in many, many Americans, I'm one of those.

Who looks at the way that he is treating the trials of these terrorists and kind of as gosh, they're on a crime spree right now. No, we are in war. These are acts of these war that these terrorists are committing. We need to treat them a little bit differently than an American who is worthy -- an American being worthy of our U.S. constitutional rights. I don't think the terrorists are worthy of our rights that people like my son fight and are willing to die for.

WALLACE: The unemployment rate fell to 9.7 percent in January. The growth rate of the economy, 5.7 percent in the fourth quarter. Doesn't President Obama deserve some credit for that?

PALIN: Very happy to hear about that miniscule decrease there in the unemployment rate, but better that than a growing unemployment rate. The point is though that we have lost millions and millions and millions of jobs as we have incurred greater and greater debt and deficit, debt that I believe is immoral because we're handing the bill to our children. They're going to have to pay for our needs and some of our wants today and I think that is unfair.

The point being, millions of jobs have been lost because, I think Chris, what’s coming from the White House is just a fundamental difference from a lot of Conservatives in our belief that government is not the answer. The bailouts, the takeovers of the private sector
-- that’s not the answer. That is not what built this great country into the most prosperous, healthiest, safest country on Earth.

No. It -- it is free enterprise. It's the innovation, and work ethic of our small businesses, and -- and our entrepreneurs.

Empowering them to be able to keep more of what they earn, and reinvest according to their priorities. And then be able to create jobs -- one -- one job at a time with the principles that are free market -- free enterprise based.

I don't think that is what we're seeing coming out of the White House. It -- it's quite fundamental -- the difference there.

WALLACE: Let's turn to Sarah Palin, because there are some questions quite frankly I've wanted to ask you for a while now.

In your book, "Going Rogue," you said that when you first heard that you were pregnant with Baby Trigg, you wrote this: "I'm out of town.

No one knows I'm pregnant. No one would ever have to know."

You made the choice to have Trigg, and it obviously -- you were showing me earlier pictures of him -- it was the right choice for you. Why not allow all women to make their own choice?

PALIN: Well I believe that these babies in our womb have the right to life. And that's what I stand on. And I did. I -- I honestly, candidly talked about that in my book when I said, "I can understand the sensitivity of the issue," because I've been there.
I've -- I've understood why that fleeting thought would enter a woman's mind.

And then when I found out that after ultra sounds, after tests, that Trigg would be born with Downs Syndrome, of course that thought occurred to me again. Wow, this is why a woman would be fearful of less than ideal circumstances, and maybe think that a quote, unquote, "problem," could just be swept away.

And instead I was able to kind of ratchet back my fears very quickly, and -- and remember that no -- so many of us who have that fundamental belief in the sanctity of life and the potential for every human innocent life, I got to fall back on that. And -- and that did lead me to make the right decision in allowing this baby to be born. And this baby now turning out to be the best thing that has ever happened to me and my family.

WALLACE: But can you understand where some women...
PALIN: Of course I can understand. That's why...
WALLACE: ... some people would say...
PALIN: ... I wrote about it.

WALLACE: ... I applaud your choice. Let me make my own decision.

PALIN: And that's why I wrote about it as saying that I understand why those thoughts would enter their mind. I want to empower women though. I -- I want -- and -- and if Trigg is an example, and if Pam Tebo's (ph) son, Tim Tebo (ph) is an example of the potential for every human life, then so be it. Let Trigg be that example.

I want women to know that they are strong enough, and they are smart enough to be able to do many things at once -- including carrying a child. Giving that child life. And then perhaps if they're in less than ideal circumstances or they're carrying a child while they're trying to pursue career, or avocations, or -- or education opportunities -- less than ideal circumstances.

Giving that child life which it deserves, and then perhaps looking at adoption, or looking at other circumstances after. But not snuffing out the life of a child.

WALLACE: The second thing is your decision to resign as governor of Alaska...


WALLACE: ... with 17 months left in your term. You said, "I wasn't going to run for reelection. So I was going to be a lame duck." You said that the state was being paralyzed, because all of your opponents were filing these lawsuits." Didn't you let your enemies -- your opponents drive you from office?

PALIN: Hell, no. Thankfully I didn't. What's -- what we did was we won, because the state today -- it's not spending millions of dollars to -- to fight these frivolous lawsuits, and -- and frivolous ethics charges. Ethics charges like me wearing a jacket with a snow machine logo on it. And getting charged for an unethical act for doing such a thing.

Little piddly, petty things like that that were costing our state millions of dollars. And costing me and my administration -- my staff members -- about 80 percent of our time fighting those things. "No," we said, "We're not going to play this game."

We picked our battle. And we said, "We're going to get out there, and we're going to fight for Alaska's issues," which usually involve energy independence. We're going to fight for these issues on a different plane. And we're not going to let you guys win. You're not going to let...
WALLACE: But -- but...
PALIN: You're not going to...
WALLACE: ... they're going to think they won, cause you're no longer governor. Let me -- let me just make...
PALIN: I don't think that they...
WALLACE: Let me just make this...
PALIN: I don't think that they think I -- look it. I'm sitting here talking to Chris Wallace today. I think some of them are going, "Dang, we thought she'd sit down and shut up after we tried to do to here what we tried."
WALLACE: Yes. Well I don't know that that's going to be
-- instead of this...
PALIN: And now we get to talk about energy independence.
Now we get to talk about those things that are important to Alaskans, and our country.
WALLACE: OK. But wait a minute. When -- before we were talking about Ronald Regan, do you openly admit he was your political inspiration...
WALLACE: ... really a formative figure in your...
WALLACE: ... developing of political consciousness?

Reagan during his entire second term as governor of California was a lame duck. Reagan in that second term was being sharply attacked by anti-war radicals. I can tell you, Ronald Reagan would never have quit.

PALIN: It's a big difference between just getting political pot shots fired your way. I can handle those. I get those -- shoot I -- I got more of those this morning. So what? That doesn't matter. But when it adversely affected the people that I was serving, that's bull. And I wasn't going to put up with that. Again millions of dollars -- a paralyzed administration. My staff not knowing what they could do or say, because the adversaries were continuing to obstruct. No way. I love Alaska too much to put them through that.
So in that last -- in that lame duck session I'm like no. I'm going to hand the reigns over to the lieutenant governor. He's as conservative as I am. He can progress our agenda -- a common sense conservative agenda for our state. And we can all get on with life.

WALLACE: You talk about new potshots. I think what you're probably referring to is that NBC has gotten a hold -- I'm sure you've heard -- of hundreds of emails in which your husband -- it was during your days as governor -- your husband, Todd, exchanged views with state officials about a judicial appointee, about appointments to -- to various state boards. A labor dispute -- was what he was doing appropriate?

PALIN: Absolutely. And you know there are so few people in the political world, and the media world that -- someone like me that we can trust. My husband is -- is -- he's my soul mate. He's my best friend. He's my number one advisor. I'm going to bounce things off Todd. Nothing confidential that couldn't be shared with others out there in the public. Todd never circulated anything that was confidential, and hadn't already been circulated.

WALLACE: But it's one thing to advise...
PALIN: He certainly had the right to express his opinion on things too. No, what NBC...

WALLACE: But it's one thing to advise you. He was also sending emails to state officials.

PALIN: He was forwarding on emails. And here's another thing. Todd and I being in some -- in some cases thousands of miles apart. If I emailed him about something -- say I was outside traveling. Todd's home. He's -- he's there at -- at a desktop, and I'm telling Todd, "Hey, Todd. Print this off for me. I'm going to grab it on my way home." Cause I work off a Blackberry constantly.

For practical reasons it helped too.

Todd helped as Alaska's first dude with no staff, with no office, being thousands of miles away in a -- a -- during a lot of times that with his job in Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope, and commercial fishing. He helped with workforce development issues.

Issues that meant a lot to him, and -- and people, yes, out there in the real world with car hearts (ph), and steel toed boots, and -- and hard hats trying to build this country. Todd helped in that respect.

He never got into the minutia of the politics. Todd's too good for that. He hates this kind of periphery political bull stuff that we go through. He's not a part of any of that. And, no. More power to Todd for being a good advisor, and a good practical person with common sense solutions.

WALLACE: We like to do a lightening round. Quick questions -- quick answers. So I want you to play along with me here.

PALIN: All right.

WALLACE: Attorney General Eric Holder -- should he step down?

PALIN: Sure. He should. And I think Rham Emanuel should step down too. I think these guys are giving our president wrong advice, and for a variety of reasons I would like him to step down...
WALLACE: And specifically Holder -- what...


PALIN: Yes. Yes. Because of the way that we are treating these terrorists allowing them our U.S. Constitutional protections when they do not deserve them.

WALLACE: Should the rule "don't ask -- don't tell" for the Military be revealed?

PALIN: I don't think so right now. I'm surprised that the President spent that on his State of the Union speech when he only spent about nine percent of his time in the State of the Union on national security issues. And I say that because there are other things to be worried about right now with the Military.

I think that's kind of on the back burner. It's sufficient for now.

To put so much time and effort and politics into it, unnecessary.

WALLACE: White House Chief of Staff -- you mention him -- Rahm Emanuel. You called him out. He used the "R" word. He said, "retarded." He has now apologized for using that word, met with activists, said he's going to join the campaign to try to eliminate use of that word --

PALIN: Oh, you know, Rahm Emanuel, I think he had some indecent and insensitive ways of being, including his language. And as I said for a variety go reasons, giving the President poor advice and his heavy handedness. I think he should step down.

I'm not politically correct. I am not one to be a word police. But I do believe that his insensitivity, in a time when I had just promised in my GOP convention speech that those with special needs and families and those who love those with special needs would have a friend, and a advocate in the White House if John McCain and I were so blessed as to be elected.

That didn't stop me because our votes didn't carry the day, we didn't win. That didn't stop my passion, my commitment to reaching out and to helping the special needs community when they asked for it. And they did ask for it on this one. They reached out to me and said, can you kind of highlight the problem that we have the White House, with both the President and his Chief of Staff being so insensitive to the special needs community. And I said, I'm here. Send me. I will do so.

WALLACE: OK. But Rush Limbaugh weighed in this week. And he said this:

"Our politically correct society is acting like some giant insult's taken place by calling a bunch of people who are retards, retards."

PALIN: He was satirical (ph) in that --

WALLACE: Wait a minute, let me finish.


WALLACE: "I mean, these people, these liberal activists are quote, kooks." Should Rush Limbaugh apologize?

PALIN: They are kooks, so I agree with Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh was using satire to bring attention to what this politically correct --

WALLACE: But he used the "R" word.

PALIN: Using satire. Name calling by anyone -- I teach this to my children, you teach it to your children and your grandchildren, too. Name calling by anyone, it's just unnecessary. It just wastes time.
Let's speak to the issues and --

WALLACE: But you know what some people are going to say, Governor, and have said. They say, look, when it's her political adversary Rahm Emanuel, she's going to call him out, he's indecent, apologize. But when it's a political friend like Rush Limbaugh, oh it's satire

PALIN: I didn't hear Rush Limbaugh calling a group of people whom he did not agree with "F-ing retards." And we did know that Rahm Emanuel, it's been reported, did say that. That's a big difference there.

But again, name calling, using language that is insensitive by anyone -- male, female, Republican, Democrat, it's unnecessary, it's inappropriate and let's all just grow up.

WALLACE: All right. You can are a FOX News analyst so I want you to take off your political player hat and put the analyst hat on and really try and do your best job, almost like one of the commentators of the Super Bowl.

PALIN: Oh gee, I'll try. OK.

WALLACE: Handicap the 2012 GOP presidential race for us. Who's the front-runner?

PALIN: No idea. I have no idea.

WALLACE: You're not a very good analyst.

PALIN: Fire me then, Roger. Sorry. I already failed. But listen, no, we have some strong, some young terps (ph) in this party. Paul Ryan, I'm very impressed with Paul Ryan.

WALLACE: Congressman from Wisconsin.

PALIN: Yes. He's good. Man, he is sharp, he is smart, articulate and he is passionate about these common-sense solutions that America has got to adopt to get us on the right road.
I can name a whole lot of people.

WALLACE: Well, what about Romney and Huckabee and Pawlenty?

PALIN: As I say, I could name a whole lot of them but we don't have a whole lot of time. But I'm very impressed with many of the characters, the personalities of those with great intelligence in this party and I can't wait to see who rises to the surface, after hopefully some very competitive, contested primaries.

I'm all about competition. I'm all about, even on our local level and state level, I want to see contested primaries where we are forced via competition to work harder, produce better, be more efficient and that's what these contested primaries that I look forward to will produce.

WALLACE: You talk about rising to the top. There's a new poll out this week of Republican voters across the country and it shows someone named Sarah Palin leading the 2012 race by five points over Mitt Romney. Aren't you the front-runner for the nomination?

PALIN: Nope. Don't know who conducted that poll and I know that polls are fickle and heck, after this interview, Chris, we may see a plummeting in the poll numbers. Who knows. These are fickle. I can't comment on what the poll numbers mean today.

WALLACE: Why wouldn't you run for president?

PALIN: I would. I would if I believe that that is the right thing to do for our country and for the Palin family. Certainly, I would do so.

WALLACE: And how do you make that decision over the next three years?

PALIN: It's going to be thankfully a lot of time to be able to make such a decision. Right now, I'm looking at, as I say, other potential candidates out there who are strong. They're in a position of having the luxury of having more information at their fingertips right now. So that the current events that we're talking about today, they --

WALLACE: Wait, wait, wait. Because -- you're basically saying you will consider it.

PALIN: I think that it would be absurd to not consider what it is that I can potentially do to help our country. I don't know if it's going to be every seeking a title though. It may be just doing a darn good job as a reporter or covering some of the current events.

WALLACE: But you're going to consider, you're go to go through the process of thinking --

PALIN: I won't close the door that perhaps could be open for me in the future. I don't want any American to ever close the door in their personal or their professional lives and put themselves in a box and say, heck, yes I'm going to do that. Or, no way I'm not going to do that, when we don't know what the future holds.

WALLACE: There's a report this weekend that you are now getting daily e-mail briefings on domestic and foreign policy issues from a group of top advisors in Washington, D.C.
How come?

PALIN: Ever since our PAC was formed, we have had good people contributing. Some -- many volunteers, I guess you would call them advisors, yes, firing away e-mails to me every morning saying, this is what's happened in Washington overnight. You need to be aware of this. Good. It's great. It's helpful.

WALLACE: Do you -- isn't that the move of somebody who is thinking about running for president?

PALIN: You mean, conventionally how someone would -- I have no idea how conventionally people do this. How they try to open a door that's cracked, if it's even open. And if that involves having a group of advisors send them e-mails every morning. I don't know how any of that stuff works. I don't know, I'm just appreciative of having some good information at my fingertips right now.

WALLACE: Would you say that you're more knowledgeable about domestic and foreign affairs now than you were two years ago?

PALIN: Well, I would hope so. Yes, I am.

Two years ago my engagement was on the state of Alaska. Largest, most diverse state in the union. Twenty percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy coming from our state, desiring to and working towards rampage up that domestic energy production. That was my focus.

Now, of course, my focus has been enlarged. So, I sure as heck better be more astute on these current events, national issues than I was two years ago.

WALLACE: I know that three years is an eternity in politics. But how hard do you think President Obama will be to defeat in 2012?

PALIN: It depends on a few things. Say he played, and I got this from Buchanan, reading one of his columns the other day. Say he played the war card. Say he decided to declare war on Iran, or decided to really come out and do whatever he could to support Israel, which I would like him to do. But that changes the dynamics in what we can assume is going to happen between now and three years. Because I think if the election were today, I do not think Obama would be re-elected.

But three years from now things could change if on the national security threat --

WALLACE: You're not suggesting that he would cynically play the war card.

PALIN: I'm not suggesting that. I'm saying, if he did, things would dramatically change if he decided to toughen up and do all that he can to secure our nation and our allies. I think people would perhaps shift their thinking a little bit and decide, well, maybe he's tougher than we think he is today. And there wouldn't be as much passion to make sure that he doesn't serve another four years --

WALLACE: But assuming he continues on the path that he going on and we don't have that rally around the flag (ph) --

PALIN: Then he's not going to win.

WALLACE: Not going to win?

PALIN: He's not going to win. If he continues on the path that he has American on today -- and here's the deal -- that's what a lot of Americans are telling him today and he's not listening. Instead he's telling everybody else, listen up and I'll tell you the way it is.
Well, we have a representative form of government in our democracy.

And we want him and we want Congress to listen to what those things are that we are saying. And that's what the Tea Party movement is about, too. It's not a well-oiled beautiful machine.

It's the people saying, please hear us. Congress, you have constitutional limits and we want you to adhere to those. We have free market principles that built out country. Mr. President, we want you to remember those. We want you to look back on successes in history, like what Reagan did in times of crisis. And, could you repeat those things because they are proven to succeed.

WALLACE: Word is that you're getting $100,000 for this speech this weekend. True?

PALIN: I'm not getting it. They're writing a check -- a $100,000 check. And as I've said from Day One on this, I'm turning right around and being able to contribute it back to the cause. That means to people, to events --

WALLACE: So you're going to use your PAC and contribute it to candidates?

PALIN: I don't know if it's going to go to the PAC or if it goes to some non-profit or what.

Bottom line, I'm not personally benefiting from this. And the funny thing is, as I've had a lot of people, including a couple of talented people and talent at FOX say, funny thing about these type of speeches, Sarah you're an anomaly. Nobody ever has asked, are you getting paid for this? Or, what are you going to do with the money?

But, this is the new normal I think when it comes to me, is people wanting to have me under a microscope and figure out every little detail of my life, including speaking fees.

Bottom line, Tea Party movement, I'm giving the money back to the cause.

WALLACE: Finally, regardless of whether you ever run for political office or not. What role do you want to play in the country's future?

PALIN: First and foremost I want to be a good mom. And I want to raise happy, healthy, independent children. And I want them to be good citizens of this great country.

And then I do want to be a voice for some common-sense solutions. I'm never going to pretend like I know more than the next person. I'm not going to pretend to be an elitist. In fact, I'm going to fight the elitist because for too often and for too long now, I think the elitists have tried to make people like me and people in the heartland of America, feel like we just don't get it and big government is just going to have to take care of us.

I want to speak up for the American people and say, no, we really do have some good common-sense solutions. I can be a messenger for that.

Don't have to have a title to do it.

WALLACE: Can I get a "you betcha" out of it?

PALIN: Oh, you betcha.
WALLACE: Governor, thank you.
PALIN: Thank you.
WALLACE: Now that you've found the way to FOX NEWS SUNDAY, I hope you'll come back.
PALIN: Thank you, I will.

Wild Thing's comment......

This was the best interview I have ever seen with Palin.

Not ONE “Let me be Clear” phrase from Sarah. How refreshing is that!

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How To Give a forecast ~ LOL A Must See Video!

AccuWeather Forecaster Jim Kosek giving his forecast for the huge snowstorm hitting the Washington D.C., Baltimore area. He started out by saying, "Oh boy!"

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Virginia Republican Party Ad ~ "How Much Global Warming you Get this Weekend?"

A blizzard battered the Mid-Atlantic region Saturday, with emergency crews struggling to keep pace with the heavy, wet snow that has piled up on roadways, toppled trees and left thousands without electricity.

Officials urged people to huddle at home and out of the way of emergency crews. Forecasters said the storm could be the biggest for the nation's capital in modern history.

A record 2 1/2 feet or more was predicted for Washington. As of early Saturday, 10 inches of snow was reported at the White House, while parts of Maryland and West Virginia were buried under more than 20 inches. Forecasters expected snowfall rates to increase, up to 2 inches per hour through Saturday morning.

The monster storm, dubbed “Snowpocalypse” and “Snowmageddon,” stretched thousands of miles from eastern Indiana into Pennsylvania and then down through Maryland as far south as North Carolina.


Snow falls on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol as a blizzard blankets Washington, February 6, 2010.

The Lincoln Memorial is seen in the background as a couple walk in the falling snow by the Korean War Memorial toward the Lincoln Memorial, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Washington, as a massive snow storm hit the Washington area. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

VA GOP Ad Urges Voters to Call Dems and "Tell them How Much Global Warming you Get this Weekend"

This is a great ad by the Virginia Republican Party that urges voters to call two Virginia Democrat Representatives and "tell them how much Global Warming you get this weekend." The ad uses the very harsh winter, and the record snowfall slamming Virginia and other states to hammer Democrat Representatives Rick Boucher, and Tom Perriello, who supported Global Warming-inspired Cap and Trade Legislation that passed the House.

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

Good for the Virginia Republican Party !!

God definitely has a sense of humor. This kind of weather always seems to hit when algore is giving one of his “the end is near, so pay billions more in taxes or carbon credits!” speeches, or the global warming crowd is holding its latest boondoggle summit somewhere.

To our friends in all the areas of this snow storm, stay safe and warm.

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Obama Advisor: Pope Is Hurting People In The Name Of Jesus

Harry Knox, who serves on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is standing by a statement he made last March that Pope Benedict XVI is “hurting people in the name of Jesus.”

At the National Press Club on Tuesday, asked Knox, “You put out a statement saying Pope Benedict XVI was—quote—‘hurting people in the name of Jesus’ because he did not support promoting the use of condoms as a means to control the spread of HIV. And I was wondering, do you still believe the pope’s position on condoms is ‘hurting people in the name of Jesus’?”

Knox answered, “I—I do.”

In addition to serving on the president’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Knox is the director of the religion and faith program at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a homosexual activist group.

Wild Thing's comment......

This administration seems to revel in attacking those things that are rooted in American ideals and tradition as they seek to redefine all through the prism of the ‘messiah’ Obama.

The long and short of it is, is that evil hates good because the good exposes the evil for what it is, simply be virtue of it being what it is.

Show us Obama's friends and we can see the future of America if we do not get these people out of office.

....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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In Full: Sarah Palin's Tea Party Speech

Sarah Palin delivered the closing keynote address at the first national Tea Party convention.

Just a few of her comments........

"How's that hopey, changing stuff working out for you?"

"I will live, I will die for the people of America. Whatever I can do to help. This movement is the future of politics in America."

Palin talked of limited government, strict adherence to the Constitution, and the "God-given right" of freedom. She said the "fresh, young and fragile" movement is the future of American politics because it's "a ground-up call to action" to both major political parties to change how they do business. "You've got both party machines running scared," she said.

Palin suggested that the party should remain leaderless and cautioned against allowing the movement to be defined by any one person. "This is about the people" and "it's a lot bigger than any charismatic guy with a teleprompter," she said, jabbing at Obama.

She also had a Q & A which was also good.

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

Excellent speech by Sarah. She certainly fired a shot across the democrat bow. GREAT!

The left hate her because she is one of only a few Republicans with the GUTS to go after Obama. She really can’t stand him....same for how I feel about him.

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Andrew Breitbart to Media at Tea Party Convention: "It's You That Sucks"

Andrew Breitbart raised the roof at the National Tea Party Convention.

Speaking to the dozens of reporters assembled in the back of the room, Andrew said this:

“It’s not your business model that sucks, it’s you that sucks.”

Andrew finished his speech with this warning to the media:

“If you don’t start reporting the truth I will organize a protest in New York City on Madison Avenue and you won’t be able to escape to the Hamptons for the weekend.”

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

AWESOME! Thank you Andrew.

God bless this man. I love it when people speak their mind to the lib media.

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Neil Boortz Unloads on Bob Shrum After Palin Speech

Boortz says Shrum lost every ounce of credibility he had.

Boortz: "Where do you people come up with that nonsense? There you go, and with that Shrum, you lost every ounce of credibility you have this evening, you might take off your microphone and go home right now"

Shrum said after Sarah Palin's speech "She came across to me as a merchant of hate with an oh gosh smile"

Just to remind everyone of what a career loser Bob Shrum is, lets take a look at his track record:
Campaigns he worked for:

1968 Ed Muskie (Lost)
1972 George McGovern (Lost)
1988 Michael Dukakis (Lost)
1992 Bob Kerrey (Lost)
2000 Al Gore (Lost)
2004 John Kerry (Lost) Chief Strategist

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

Good for Neil Boortz! That is exactly what we should see happening everytime the left goes after any conservative. I would love to see more of this. I hace had it with the rino's that want to play nice and keep saying "friend" to a leftie on the talk shows on TV. They are not a friend and they are NOT a friend to America.

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February 06, 2010

A Tribute and Remembering President Ronald Reagan

The music is from the Gods and Generals soundtrack.

Saturday, Feb 6, would have marked President Reagan's 99th birthday. And being that it was almost 30 years ago he was elected president.

The American Thinker

Ronald Reagan believed in American exceptionalism. Ronald Reagan believed in the American people who are the wellspring of that exceptionalism. Ronald Reagan unapologetically, unswervingly and unconditionally loved America.

In these troubled times there are so many reasons for pessimism. The current administration and their congressional allies have taken our nation down a dark path towards a future that we do not want. In spite of what the Main Stream Media and members of our own government have said, the America of Ronald Reagan is alive and well. We see it in the faces of our neighbors at town hall meetings and tea parties, we read about it in new media outlets like American Thinker, we hear it in the voice of conservative talk radio and we know it in our hearts.

Saturday, February 6th 2010 will be Ronald Reagan's 99th birthday. As we begin the countdown to The Reagan Centennial let us pause to remember the strength, the courage, the integrity, the character, the warmth and the humor that made Ronald Reagan the quintessential American President.

Here are just a few favorite Ronald Reagan quotes, quips and memories:

Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.
Politics is said to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
How do you tell a Communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
We've done our part. And as I walk off into the city streets, a final word to the men and women of the Reagan revolution, the men and women across America who for 8 years did the work that brought America back. My friends; We did it. We weren't just marking time. We made a difference. We made the city stronger, we made the city freer, and we left her in good hands. All in all, not bad, not bad at all. (From Ronald Reagan's farewell address, January 20th 1989.)


Reagan telling jokes about the Soviet Union


The Reagan Wit


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

While Obama is busy bowing and his Obama's apology tours, and doing all he can to turn the greatest country on this earth into a socialist and communist country. We will never forget President Reagan.

"You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, "There is a price we will not pay." "There is a point beyond which they must not advance." And this—this is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater's "peace through strength." Winston Churchill said, "The destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we're spirits—not animals." And he said, "There's something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.
We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness."
"A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs, which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell numbers..... And if there are those that cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way." Ronald Reagan.

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Honoring Four Chaplains Day....The Four Chaplains

The Four Chaplains were four United States Army chaplains who gave their lives to save other soldiers during the sinking of the troop ship USAT Dorchester during World War II. They helped other soldiers board lifeboats and gave up their own life jackets when the supply ran out. The chaplains joined arms, said prayers, and sang hymns as they went down with the ship.

The Four Chaplains:

Rabbi Alexander Goode
Rev. George L. Fox
Rev. Clark V. Poling
Father John P. Washington


The U.S.A.T. Dorchester was an aging, luxury coastal liner that was no longer luxurious. In the nearly four years from December 7, 1941 to September 2, 1945 more than 16 million American men and women were called upon to defend human dignity and freedom on two fronts, in Europe and the Pacific. Moving so large a force to the battlefields was a monumental effort, and every available ship was being pressed into service. Some of these were converted into vessels of war, others to carrying critical supplies to the men and women in the field. The Dorchester was designated to be a transport ship. All non-critical amenities were removed and cots were crammed into every available space.

The intent was to get as many young fighting men as possible on each voyage. When the soldiers boarded in New York on January 23, 1943 the Dorchester certainly was filled to capacity. In addition to the Merchant Marine crew and a few civilians, young soldiers filled every available space. There were 902 lives about to be cast to the mercy of the frigid North Atlantic.

As the Dorchester left New York for an Army base in Greenland, many dangers lay ahead. The sea itself was always dangerous, especially in this area known for ice flows, raging waters, and gale force winds. The greatest danger, however, was the ever present threat of German submarines, which had recently been sinking Allied ships at the rate of 100 every month. The Dorchester would be sailing through an area that had become infamous as "Torpedo Junction".

The crossing was filled with long hours of boredom and misery. Outside, the chilly Arctic winds and cold ocean spray coated the Dorchester's deck with ice. Below deck the soldiers' quarters were hot from too many bodies, crammed into too small a place, for too many days in a row. Finally, on February 2nd, the Dorchester was within 150 miles of Greenland. It would have generated a great sense of relief among the young soldiers crowded in the ship's berths, had not the welcomed news been tempered by other news of grave concern. One of the Dorchester's three Coast Guard escorts had received sonar readings during the day, indicating the presence of an enemy submarine in "Torpedo Junction".

Hans Danielson, the Dorchester's captain, listened to the news with great concern. His cargo of human lives had been at sea for ten days, and was finally nearing its destination. If he could make it through the night, air cover would arrive with daylight to safely guide his ship home. The problem would be surviving the night. Aware of the potential for disaster, he instructed the soldiers to sleep in their clothes and life jackets....just in case. Below deck however, it was hot and sweaty as too many bodies lay down, closely packed in the cramped quarters. Many of the men, confident that tomorrow would dawn without incident, elected to sleep in their underwear. The life jackets were also hot and bulky, so many men set them aside as an unnecessary inconvenience.

Quiet moments passed as silent death reached out for the men of the Dorchester, then the early morning was shattered by the flash of a blinding explosion and the roar of massive destruction. The "hit" had been dead on, tossing men from their cots with the force of its explosion. A second torpedo followed the first, instantly killing 100 men in the hull of the ship. Power was knocked out by the explosion in the engine room, and darkness engulfed the frightened men below deck as water rushed through gaping wounds in the Dorchester's hull. The ship tilted at an unnatural angle as it began to sink rapidly, and piles of clothing and life jackets were tossed about in the darkness where no one would ever find them.

Slowly soldiers began to find their way to the deck of the ship, many still in their underwear, where they were confronted by the cold winds blowing down from the arctic. Petty Officer John J. Mahoney, reeling from the cold, headed back towards his cabin. "Where are you going?" a voice of calm in the sea of distressed asked?

To get my gloves," Mahoney replied.

"Here, take these," said Rabbi Goode as he handed a pair of gloves to the young officer who would never have survived the trip to his cabin and then back to safety.

"I can't take those gloves," Mahoney replied.

"Never mind," the Rabbi responded. "I have two pairs." Mahoney slipped the gloves over his hands and returned to the frigid deck, never stopping to ponder until later when he had reached safety, that there was no way Rabbi Goode would have been carrying a spare set of gloves. As that thought finally dawned on him he came to a new understanding of what was transpiring in the mind of the fearless Chaplain. Somehow, Rabbi Goode suspected that he would himself, never leave the Dorchester alive.

In the chaos around them, life boats floated away before men could board them. Others capsized as panic continued to shadow reason and soldiers loaded the small craft beyond limit. The strength, calm, and organization of the Chaplains had been so critical in the dark hull. Now, on deck, they found that their mission had not been fully accomplished. They organized the effort, directed men to safety, and left them with parting words of encouragement. In little more than twenty minutes, the Dorchester was almost gone. Icy waves broke over the railing, tossing men into the sea, many of them without life jackets. In the last moments of the transport's existence, the Chaplains were too occupied opening lockers to pass out life jackets to note the threat to their own lives.

In less than half an hour, water was beginning to flow across the deck of the sinking Dorchester. Working against time the Chaplains continued to pass out the life vests from the lockers as the soldiers pressed forward in a ragged line. And then....the lockers were all empty...the life jackets gone. Those still pressing in line began to realize they were doomed, there was no hope. And then something amazing happened, something those who were there would never forget. All Four Chaplains began taking their own life jackets off....and putting them on the men around them. Together they sacrificed their last shred of hope for survival, to insure the survival of other men.... most of them total strangers. Then time ran out. The Chaplains had done all they could for those who would survive, and nothing more could be done for the remaining...including themselves.

Those who had been fortunate enough to reach lifeboats struggled to distance themselves from the sinking ship, lest they be pulled beneath the ocean swells by the chasm created as the transport slipped into a watery grave. Then, amid the screams of pain and horror that permeated the cold dark night, they heard the strong voices of the Chaplains. "Shma Yisroel Adonai Elohenu Adonai Echod." "Our Father, which art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done."

Looking back they saw the slanting deck of the Dorchester, its demise almost complete. Braced against the railings were the Four Chaplains...praying...singing, giving strength to others by their final valiant declaration of faith. Their arms were linked together as they braced against the railing and leaned into each other for support, Reverend Fox, Rabbi Goode, Reverend Poling, and Father Washington. Said one of the survivors, "It was the finest thing I have ever seen this side of heaven."

And then, only 27 minutes after the first torpedo struck, the last vestige of the U.S.A.T. Dorchester disappeared beneath the cold North Atlantic waters. In it's death throes it reached out to claim any survivors nearby, taking with it to its grave the four ministers of different faiths who learned to find strength in their diversity by focusing on the Father they shared.


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

I had never heard about this story before. Thank you RAC for this video. Michele Bachman does a wonderful reading of what happened. I wish more of our politicians would care about our history and what our Veterans have done.

Their willing, knowing and loving ultimate sacrifice of their lives in service to God and country so "that others may live"....what heroes our country has had and has today.

Here is video of singer Wintley Phipps singing their story in the song, "Four Chaplains on the Sea of Glory":


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

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

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

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Obama is Doing Exactly What He Promised! by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Obama is Doing Exactly What He Promised!
by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

One year ago we observed here that excessive spending by the Obama and his administration would reduce the U.S. to third world status. A number of readers challenged that statement, but it has been borne out in spades. i.e., what is the Federal debt? [For those who don’t comprehend the magnitude of the issue personally, every taxpayer, (of course those who pay nothing don’t care), is responsible for that debt. And so far it has reached over one hundred thousand dollars per household.] What country is lender and which one is borrower? What happens to the value of one’s monetary assets when the government prints money like monopoly, especially in the global economy? Allow me: the cost of every imported item goes up in proportion to the decrease in value of the dollar at international exchange rates. That everything from fuel to toys!

Even though the U.S. has the greatest economy in the world it is instructive to note that since the Democrats took over the Congress with election victories in 2006 the nation’s economy began an immediate decline. Oh, how the left loves to blame Bush, and where Mr. “Compassionate Conservative” contributed to the problem, this albatross hangs around Democrats’ neck in the political context, and in reality around America’s neck, and that is precisely what Obama promised from the start.

The collapse of financial markets courtesy of Chris Dodd and Barney Frank through their imposition of the requirement on lenders to offer subprime mortgages that were in turn bought by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and who combined those soon to be “toxic loans” with performing loans then sold them on the world market and in the process poisoned not only the U.S. economy but most world economies as well. Under the Frank/Todd sub-prime scheme, unqualified borrowers would be confronted with subprime adjusted rates at precisely the same time that contrived increases in the cost of crude oil from about seventy dollars a barrel to over one hundred fifty dollars a barrel occurred and the economy would begin to collapse interestingly enough, at election time. Co-incidence?

Those who by any reasonable standard could not afford the houses they were in were suddenly confronted with an adjusted mortgage rate they could not afford and household budgets were catastrophically broken by the combination of mortgages rising from four hundred to a thousand dollars or more at the same time that the cost of commuting doubled due to increased fuel prices. The obvious happened, a cascade then flood of payment defaults and foreclosures that continues to the present and which will enter a second wave shortly, happened just in time to blame Bush and with media help extended to McCain.

Long before the collapse, repeated attempts by the Bush administration to convince the Congress to enact regulations that would ameliorate the banking crisis were repudiated and stonewalled by Democrats as unnecessary. Of course, once the crisis hit, it was “Bush’s fault.” Obama pumped that specious swill during the campaign and it continues to the present with the full expectation that Americans believe it. At first they did, but New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts proves that Americans are awakening.

Obama is clearly of the Vladimir Lenin school of thought: “A lie told often enough becomes truth.” On the one hand Obama and Democrats tell the public that the run-up in spending is necessary to rescue the economy from the evils of the Bush “tax breaks for the wealthy.” (Of course those who paid no taxes got no break so Dems and RINOs gave them a handout to make them feel better. How dumb can they be? Worse, how dumb can Americans be to keep them in office?)

The left loves it as the U.S becomes the world’s largest debtor nation, the U.S. economy is in tatters and Obama tells us we have to rein in spending even as he signs stimulus upon stimulus, prints more money, sells more bonds and further devalues the US dollar. Then he has the temerity to suggest that we need a “deficit panel,” a deficit to which Obama has contributed more than all previous administrations from the founding of the Republic combined! But, “it is Bush’s fault!” B.S., B.O.! Americans have had enough of your childish blame game!

Now Obama wants a 2011 deficit of $1.35 trillion, and a national debt of over $14 trillion?! YGBSM! Enough is enough!

Save up to begin buying pitch forks, you are going to need them!

Semper Fidelis


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

I am so glad the Col. writes and does articles. I hope he knows how much he is appreciated.

....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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'Bipartisan” White House Super Bowl Party and OH Yes One RINO Joe Cao of Louisiana

That Republican? Joe Cao of Louisiana, who famously became the only Republican to vote yes on ObamaCare. Quoth Byron York: “That will make the White House Super Bowl party precisely as bipartisan as the health care bills, at least so far.”

Here’s the full guest list:

* Members of Congress * Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) * Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA) * Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) * Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) * Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) * Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN) * Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) * Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT)

* Cabinet members: * Secretary Shaun Donovan * Secretary Arne Duncan * Attorney General Eric Holder * Administrator Lisa Jackson * Secretary Janet Napolitano * Ambassador Susan Rice * Secretary Kathleen Sebelius * Secretary Eric Shinseki * Secretary Tom Vilsack

Last year there were 75 people there; Gibbs claimed earlier that 40 had been invited this time, including some senators.

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

Obama's Superbowl party would not be a party it would be torture!

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Harry "I stopped the Patriot Act" Reid Runs Second To Four GOP Opponents

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds Reid earning 39% to 41% of the vote against any of four GOP challengers. Still, that’s an improvement from last month when he picked up just 36% against his top two opponents. But Reid had 43% support against those two Republicans in December.

His Republican opponents, meanwhile, are not doing as well this month, down slightly from the 50% high they’ve hit in the previous surveys.

Businessman Danny Tarkanian now leads Reid 47% to 39%.

Sue Lowden, ex-chairman of the Nevada Republican Party, holds a 45% to 39% lead on the Senate majority leader, while former Assemblywoman Sharron Angle earns 44% of the vote to Reid’s 40%.

Nevada Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki, another Republican who is now reportedly considering entering the race, barely edges Reid 44% to 41%. A judge in December dismissed an indictment against Krolicki alleging that he mishandled money while serving as state treasurer. Krolicki charged that the indictment was politically motivated.


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

I'm glad Tark is ahead. Lowden is described as a "moderate" far too often and this isn't the year for party insiders.

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White House Infighting

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

Don't you just love it when there is trouble in Obama's camp. The only bad thing is the subject that it is about. This trial does not belong on our soil.

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February 05, 2010

Obama Reads Word "Corpsman" as "Corpse Man" Twice


Obama was speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast and was telling about a Navy Corpsman who assisted the suffering people of Haiti. But as his head bobbed back and forth between his two teleprompters, he read the word "Corpsman" and pronounced it "Corpse Man" twice.

It is toward the beginning at 0:24 it starts.


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

This ignorant piece of crap has no familiarity with America or Americans or it’s institutions, ESPECIALLY the military...and the SOB wants to run it...dangerous!

There is a moronic, arrogant, hateful, narcissistic, thin-skined, socialist, profoundly dishonest pitiful excuse for a human in the White House.

Another speech where Obama referred to Navy Corpseman.
The speech was given Oct 26, 2009 to the graduates of the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville Flordia.

The disturbing thing is that none of his speechwriters, military advisors or other handlers felt empowered enough to correct his mispronunciation afterwards. It isn't a case of a one time opps where he had a bad day. He continues to mispronounce this in other speeches as well.

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House Votes For OBAMA's $1.9 TRILLION More Debt To Our Country

Sens. Jim DeMint, Lindsay Graham, John McCain hold a press conference to announce support for a one-year earmark moratorium and a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. The senators believe this is the best way for Congress to prove it is serious about cracking down on wasteful spending.

Demint: "We have a situation now that's just too serious to continue to handle that way, it's not an exaggeration to say that our country is on the edge of a financial cliff, with the level of debt we have at $12 trillion dollars now, the President's budget projects another $1.6 trillion this year and with the entitlements coming due, we're looking at $100 trillion in unfunded liability...One is a small step, it's a moratoruim on earmarks...If we have a balance budget requirement, then everything we propose that increases spending will have to be matched by a proposal to cut it"

House agrees to $1.9 trillion more debt (up to 14.3 Trillion ceiling)


The House on Thursday voted to allow the government to go $1.9 trillion deeper in debt — an increase of about $6,000 more for every U.S. resident that provided a vivid election-year reminder of the nation's perilous financial condition.

The huge debt increase, approved 217-212, is only enough to keep the government afloat for about another year as it borrows more than 40 cents of every dollar it spends on programs like defense, health care, feeding the poor and protecting the environment. The budget tops $3.7 trillion this year and the deficit's approaching $1.6 trillion under the budget submitted by President Barack Obama this week.

The huge increase — to $14.3 trillion — in the cap on federal borrowing was designed by Democratic leaders to ensure that the rank and file won't have to vote again to run up another increase before facing voters increasingly angry over government spending and debt in the November midterm elections.

Already, the accumulated debt amounts to roughly $40,000 per person.

"This debt is being piled on the backs of our kids and grandkids with no relief in sight," House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said.

Economists warn that the rapidly-rising debt could force interest rates higher and, if left unchecked, could have even worse consequences for the economy.

Thirty-seven Democrats, mostly from GOP-leaning districts, voted against the measure. So did every Republican.

Obama issued a statement praising passage of the statutory pay-as-you-go rules, but skipped any mention of the debt limit increase.

"It is no coincidence that when we last had statutory paygo, during the 1990s, we turned deficits into surpluses," Obama said. "The passage of statutory paygo today will help usher out an era of irresponsibility and begin putting the country back on a fiscally sustainable path."
But Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, said: "In place of real fiscal discipline, it offers a phony pay-as-you-go rule that is more loopholes and exceptions and does nothing to tackle our government's long-term structural deficit." Skeptics say lawmakers also will find ways around the new rules fairly easily. For example, Congress can declare some spending an "emergency" — a likely scenario for votes later this month to extend jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.

And MORE Spending by Obama the FREAK!

FOX News

Obama's $2.5 Million Tax Payer Funded Super Bowl Commercial

Hold on to your wallets tight, The Government will be dipping into them again very soon. This Sunday the government will shell out 2.5 million taxpayer dollars to fund a 30 second Super Bowl Commercial to inform Americans about the 2010 census.

The 30 ad will feature actor and environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr. urging Americans to “stand up and be counted” for the 2010 US census. Rest assured, this money that is being stolen from you will be put to good use by informing football fans all across the nation that they need to fill out a 10 question survey. This unnecessary expenditure predictable, coming from an administration that spends money like its going out of style; yet it is somehow ironic given that it comes on the heals of Obama’s speech where he lectured American’s about wasting money, saying:

When times are tough, you — you tighten your belts. You don’t go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.


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

Unfunded ‘mandates’ total out at near 100 trillion dollars. And a commerical???? OMG!

We have amad man in the White House.

When they showed the vote on TV......Did you see the democrats actually cheering when the final vote total was announced to increase the debt?

Cheering to put us more in debt?

Unbelievable !

And yesterday the stock market just barely avoided closing under 10,000 .

And get this, GRRRRR, ABC will be having Katie Couric interview Obama live during Sunday's Super Bowl pre-game show, according to the network.


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Obama Mentions His Birth Certificate At National Prayer Breakfast

At yesterday's National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C.,

Calling once again for a return to civility in politics, the president declared that civility is "not a sign of weakness" and that he's "the first to confess I'm not always right."

"Surely you can question my policies without questioning my faith," the president said, pausing for a few seconds before adding, "or, for that matter, my citizenship."

In his full speech he pushed immigration, Obamacare, gay marriage, cap and trade, etc.


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

I bet this is also in response to Rush Limibaugh calling him “Barry Soetoro” on his radio show. Rush has been doing that lately.

The citizenship comment was read off the Teleprompter. This was no off the cuff joke, it was deliberate White House strategy.

And he is not just that he’s not showing his original birth certificate. He and the bureaucrats in Hawaii have taken decisive steps (committing crimes) to present false evidence and to hide the rules which expose their actions. This isn’t just that he wants to have privacy. You don’t have to forge documents and hide administrative rules in order to claim you want privacy.

Take a look at this called Red Flags In Hawaii

The people in Hawaii have been trying to hold off this storm for a long time - breaking laws to do so - but their actions have now been documented to the point that if we had so much as one law enforcement body which was willing to investigate, the dam would surely burst open.

Also the Hawaii Attorney General’s office refuses to corroborate Obama’s Hawaiian birth certificate.

See this:

HI Attorney General’s office refuses to corroborate Obama’s HI Birth


(Feb. 2, 2010)

While political momentum is building within the Democratic Party from coast to coast to make the issue of Obama’s claims to be born in Hawaii a litmus test for its political opponents in the 2010 general elections for Congress, a key component in such a strategy has been undermined by the Hawaii Attorney General’s Office.

In correspondence with The Post & Email, Jill T. Nagamine, Deputy Attorney General for the State of Hawaii, has made it clear that her office will not corroborate or back in any way the July 27, 2009 Statement of Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Hawaii Department of Health, which declared Obama Hawaiian-born and a “natural-born American citizen.”

The stunning admission was made in an email sent to the Editor of this paper yesterday evening.
The implications of this denial are catastrophic for the Democratic strategy.
The Hawaii Attorney General’s office has the duty to prosecute the laws of the State. Mark J. Bennett, the current Attorney General, was appointed to the office by Governor Lingle on Jan. 3, 2003. He is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Honolulu, and a graduate of Cornell’s Law School. Bennett is the first Republican to hold the office in 40 years.
According to published reports, Dr. Fukino has admitted that her July 27th statement received the verbal approval of the HI Attorney General, who “o.k.’d 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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MSNBC Ed Schultz Says The White House Is A Shrine to Obama

MSNBC's Ed Schultz on radio saying that the West Wing of the White House has been turned into a "shrine" to President Obama.

Ed Schultz on Visiting White House: 'Almost a Shrine' - to Obama


Agreed, this doesn't come as much of a shock. What's surprising is that Schultz said "almost".

Here's Schultz on his radio show Friday talking about meeting with Obama advisor David Axelrod at the White House the day before, along with fellow liberal radio host Bill Press and several other left-wing media types Schultz did not identify.

SCHULTZ: First of all you walk into the White House, in the West Wing, and there are picture all over, I mean everywhere! Of President Obama! I mean, of his life in the first year as president of the United States. Now I don't know if that's the way it is with every president, but it was almost a shrine. I mean, well, here's a picture of Obama the president with his kids over here. There he is getting on Air Force One. Here he is with some military people. Here he is on the line working the line at one of his campaign stops. I mean, just, it was just one picture after another! (laughs)

And so I got the message right away that there's nothing but Obama fans in the White House which I think is a good thing. 'Cause it's always good to have the team together, right? (laughs)

I'm not sure which is more bizarre -- Schultz not realizing this doesn't speak well of Obama, or Schultz saying "I got the message right away that there's nothing but Obama fans in the White House." This constitutes a "message"? What was he expecting, a tea party protest?

As if those "Obama fans" have much say about photo homages to Dear Leader. Instead of that, how about photographs and illustrations of previous families who've lived in the White House? Or portraits of staffers who've worked there for decades? Or character studies of men and women in uniform, whose service helps the current occupants of the executive mansion sleep soundly at night. Perhaps even -- dare I say it -- art?


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

“you walk into the White House, in the West Wing, and there are picture all over, I mean everywhere! Of President Obama!”

Sounds like Chairman Mao-itis.

One thing that is common about dictatorships is there seems to be hugh portraits of “Dear Leaders” on every street corner(Hussein, Mao, Chavez, Castro, etc.). I’ve been in fear of it happening here in the US with Obama. It sounds like the White House has already gone that route.

What an insult to our heritage. All the brilliant, patriotic men who have occupied the White House (well, not all of them) - but then this skinny usurping anti-American baboon.

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

—Emma Lazarus, 1883


Give me your Jihadis, your submissive thoughtless warriors,
Your huddled masses yearning to make IEDs in Chicago,
The wretched refuse of your World Caliphate.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed jihadists to me,
I lift my lamp beside this golden door!”

—Barak Obama, 2010

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NFL Shout OUts To The Troops Around The World

NFL officials, players, coaches, and cheerleaders join sportcasters in sending out greetings to U.S. troops serving around the world


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

I am so glad they did this.

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John Kerry Letter Supporting Code Pink’s Hamas-Aid Gaza Freedom March

Sen. John Kerry Letter Supporting Code Pink’s Hamas-Aid Gaza Freedom March

Big Government blog

Massachusetts senior U.S. Senator John Kerry provided a letter on Senate stationery that supported constituents who participated in last December’s anti-Israel, pro-Hamas Gaza Freedom March, led by President Barack Obama ally Code Pink.

Democrat Representative Andre Carson of Indiana’s 7th District also provided a letter of support for participants in the so-called Gaza Freedom March.
Kerry is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was the Democratic Party’s 2004 presidential nominee.

In the letter, Kerry wrote that his staff met with the Massachusetts delegation before they left, and his staff would be briefed about the trip upon their return.

Code Pink co-founders Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin used Kerry’s letter at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt to pressure the Egyptian government to allow 1300 leftists passage into Gaza from Egypt. The leftists gathered in Cairo from around the world to mark the one-year anniversary of Israel’s defense against Hamas’ rocket and mortar attacks.
Images of the letters from Kerry and Carson were posted by the publisher of The Electronic Intifada, Ali Abunimah, on his blog at
Abunimah wrote that he, Benjamin and Kit Kettridge met for over an hour with “three officials, including Gina Cabrera, head of US citizen services, and Gregory D. LoGerfo, First Secretary in the Office of Economic and Political Affairs. The third official, whose name I did not note, identified himself as a ‘regional security’ official.”
Benjamin and Kettridge also met with “the embassy’s Deputy Director Matthew Tuellar, in command while Ambassador Scobey was on leave,” according to Abunimah.

(Margaret Scobey is a career Foreign Service officer who was appointed ambassador to Egypt by President George W. Bush in 2008.)

The Christian Science Monitor mentioned Kerry’s letter in a report from Cairo, but failed to question why the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was supporting the anti-Israel, pro-Hamas Gaza Freedom March.
The letter was written on letterhead from Kerry’s Boston office. The name and phone number of staffer Christopher Wyman was included as a point of contact.
Wyman did not return a message left at that number seeking comment by Big Government. The Boston office declined comment, as did Tomeika Bowden, a Kerry spokeswoman on the Foreign Relations Committee.
Rep. Carson’s press office also did not return a message from Big Government seeking comment
An article about Massachusetts residents preparing to travel to Gaza with Code Pink published by a Massachusetts paper, The Reminder, quoted Medea Benjamin saying that Hamas had given Code Pink its guarantee that the terrorist group would keep the marchers safe while they were in Gaza.

The text of Kerry’s letter is below, followed by the text of Carson’s letter.

December 23, 2009

To Whom it May Concern:

I am writing to express my strong support for members of the humanitarian delegation from Massachusetts that will be traveling to Israel and the Palestinian Territories from December 27th to January 15th. The humanitarian delegation from Massachusetts is sponsoring this visit and they plan to meet with non-governmental organizations, assess the health care system and observe human rights and trade union conditions among Israelis and Palestinians.

I respectfully request that every courtesy be given the members of the delegation during their visit. My staff has met with members of the group and is impressed with their ability, dedication and commitment to the peace process. We look forward to seeing them again upon their return and hearing about their visit.

For any questions or concerns please feel to contact Christopher Wyman in my Boston office at 617 565-8522

Thank you for cooperation in this very important matter.

John F. Kerry
United States Senator

December 18, 2009

To Whom It May Concern:

I write to recognize the 1100-persons delegation, including some of my constituents, traveling to Gaza on December 29- January 2 to participate in the Gaza Freedom March and meet with NGOs and the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

The delegation, which is traveling at the invitation of UNRWA, will cross the Egyptian borders at Rafah on December 29th. I hope the Egyptian authorities will facilitate their journey, and that Israeli authorities will respect their non-violent march on December 31.

Families in Gaza, West Bank and Israel have been deeply affected by the violence in the region. I applaud all Americans, such as this group, who are working toward peace for all.

Andre Carson
Member of the Congress

Kerry visited Gaza one year ago, just after Obama took office, but made a point of not meeting with Hamas.
Code Pink has worked as a conduit between Hamas and Obama, delivering a letter from the terrorist group to Obama last June. Jodie Evans met with Obama administration official Buffy Wicks at the White House after Code Pink brought the letter out of Gaza.
Jodie Evans, who was one of Obama’s top funders and donors in the 2007-2008 presidential campaign, gave Kerry $1000 in 2004 for his presidential run.
Code Pink claimed to have delivered tens of thousands of dollars worth of humanitarian aide to Hamas-controlled Gaza. The act was a reprise of the group’s efforts in late 2004 to deliver humanitarian aide to “the other side” in Fallujah, Iraq while U.S. Marines were fighting to clear the terrorist safe-haven of al Qaeda in Mesopotamia and other Sunni terrorists.
That effort was aided by Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer of California and Democrat Congressmen Raul Grijalva of Arizona, Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and Henry Waxman of California.

US Terror Blacklist Whitewashes Hamas, Enables Funding

Israel National News
Published: 01/24/10

by Shimon Cohen and Gil Ronen

( The United States Treasury has taken all but one member of Hamas off the international list of terrorists, thus enabling funds from the European Union to enter Hamas-controlled Gaza.


Kerry Turns Over Hamas Letter to U.S. Consulate

There were conflicting reports over whether U.S. Sen. John Kerry accepted a letter from Hamas to President Obama while traveling in the Middle East -- but his spokesman now says he has turned over the letter after learning where it came from.

Kerry spokesman Frederick Jones said the Democratic senator was not aware that the letter was from Hamas when he accepted it from a United Nations official, and only heard media reports of its origin, which prompted him to relinquish it.

News that Kerry had given up the letter came after the Israeli embassy and a former Bush adviser on Middle East affairs said Friday that Kerry should not act as mailman for a group labeled as a terrorist organization by the United States.


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

John Kerry should be hung for being a traitor, he should have been hung years ago when his testimony got more of our troops killed in Vietnam too. Kerry supported the communists in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Supported communist fronts in the US. Supported the Marxist Sandinistas in Nicaragua and El Salvador. Supported Hussein’s right to exist. And now CODE PINK.

What we didn’t know at the time 2 weeks ago, the White House removed the Hamas members from the terrorist watchlist to provide cover just for European governments to fund Hamas, it was done so American citizens and political allies inside the Obama administration could openly fund Hamas.

....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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Scott Brown Sworn in As U.S. Senator

Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown was finally sworn in as US senator today in Washington DC. Senator John Kerry stood with him as he began his career in the nation’s capital.

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

Listen as Biden meeses up at the beginning. Classic Biden.

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February 04, 2010

LIAR Obama: Obama: This Is The Most Transparent Government In Modern Era

Obama continuing to unravel: "You know every person who visits the White House....we posted salaries on the internet....we declassified things things that used to be classified". Important stuff like that. "Hey, I did town hall meetings, (we just didn't allow the opposition to speak)". "Have we done better than any other administration in recent history.....absolutely!"


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

He thinks people believe his lies. He lies when he inhales and he lies when he exhales. Self-deception is a precursor to downfall. If Obama actually thinks anyone believes what he says today, then he has serious mental problems.

Obama had to release his White House visitors log because of a lost legal battle regarding the FOIA and his refusal. Transparent BS only when a legal brief has been deemed.

Obama: This Is The Most Transparent Government In Modern Era!


Another lie the other day from him, heck it is EVETY day actually. “I’m not an ideologue”.

Three more years of this is too much to take!!!!

Yo Obama if it’s so transparent how about offering up your transparent birth certificate for public review?

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Obama and Democrats Find Humor In The Deficit

Barack Obama and Senate Democrats were together and joked about how they’re not going to pay back the deficit they tripled in 2009.

Senator Bennet (D-CO) starts the whole thing off.

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

These people have no substance to their character at all and they teach their children to be as low lifes as they are. Amazing.

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Control Freak Obama Tells Democrat Senators To Turn OFF Cable News

Obama today talking to Democrats where he told them to turn off "MSNBC" and other Cable TV networks and get out with real people and connect with them. Obama said they need to get out of the "echo chamber" where the topic is constantly politics.

It is no surprise that Obama said to turn off Fox News. That is consistent with the war on Fox. But the people at CNN and MSNBC especially, have to be in shock that he would say such a thing when they have sacrificed their journalistic integrity on his behalf!


MSNBC Cuts Away From Pres. Obama Q&A After He Knocks Cable News


It was (sort of) Presidential Question Time, Part Two today, as Pres. Barack Obama addressed the Democratic Senators at their retreat.

It turned out to be far less of a pull-back-the-curtain moment – but it was interesting to see MSNBC deal with what happened when the President started taking some shots at cable news.

During the Q&A portion, Pres. Obama said:

If everybody here turned off your CNN, your Fox, just turn off the TV, MSNBC, blogs, and just go talk to folks out there, instead of being in this echo chamber where the topic is constantly politics. The topic is politics. It is much more difficult to get a conversation focused on how are we going to help people, than a conversation about ‘how is this going to help or hurt somebody politically?’ and that’s part of what the American people are just sick of.

Well one-minute-ten-seconds after MSNBC was mentioned by name, the cabler cut out of the Q&A. It was quite jarring, only made more obvious by the immediate reference that was made to it. David Shuster joked about it, saying the Pres. was “encouraging all the Senators to turn us off, don’t pay attention to the echo chamber. But we’re going to use our authority to be able to essentially turn off the President’s feed right now.”

And they did – moving on to pundits, discussing the political implications, almost on cue.

It should be noted that at the time, MSNBC and CNN were covering it live while Fox News was not. FNC took even less of the address and subsequent Q&A than they did on Friday. MSNBC, meanwhile, was back with the coverage about 10 minutes later. As a whole, the event turned out to be more of a chance for Democrats in contested races to speak on a big platform with the President – and less of a real give-and-take than Friday.


And this was CNN's report of the day with the Q & A with Obama:

Vulnerable Dems Seek Distance from Obama


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

Oh, a lovers spat!

Guess Obama was mad because Chris Matthews forgot he was black for an hour.

How’s that Hope and Change thing working out for you MSNBC and CNN????

Obama wants the media when he wants his face out there...but he doesn’t want them out there when they are exposing how he is destroying the country day by day. Seems like narcissist Obama believes that this republic would be better off by just letting him and his leftist cronies run the government as they deem fit without any input from the media or citizens.

Obama cannot tolerate dissent. Yesterday he had Reuters censored. Today he is once again going against the press. I think obama is the one who needs to be turned off.

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Behind Obama's Phony Deficit Numbers

This goes along with the article below so well so I am putting it here. ~ Wild Thing

Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) Read the Riot Act to Obama Budget Director!

Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) responds to White House budget director Peter Orszag in a Hill hearing this morning over what to do with the remainder of the original bailout, or the $700 billion TARP.

A fiery Judd Gregg, the senior Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, blasted the White House budget director today over his boss' plan to use bailout funds for a new business credit.

While President Obama was visiting Nashua, Gregg's birthplace, the three-term senator was on Capitol Hill skewering Peter Orszag over their plan to tap $30 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Gregg exploded as Orszag spoke of lingering problems in financial markets due to access to credit for small businesses.

"No! No! No!" he yelled out. "You can't make that type of statement with any legitimacy. You cannot make that statement." Gregg then held up a guideline for the TARP, which he helped write last year to keep the country from further economic collapse.
"This is the law," he said. "Let me tell you what the law says. Let me read to you again because you don't appear to understand the law. The law is very clear. The monies recouped from the TARP shall be paid into the general fund of the Treasury for the reduction of the public debt. It's not for a piggy bank because you're concerned about lending to small businesses and you want to get a political event, when you go out and make a speech in Nashua, N.H."


Behind Obama's Phony Deficit Numbers

by Dick Morris

President Obama is being disingenuous when he says that the budget deficit he faced "when I walked in the door" of the White House was $1.3 trillion. He went on to say that he only increased it to $1.4 trillion in 2009 and was raising it to $1.6 trillion in 2010.

Congressman Joe Wilson might have said "you lie," but we'll settle for "you distort."

(As Mark Twain once said, there are three kinds of lies: "lies, damn lies, and statistics.")

Here are the facts:

In 2008, Bush ran a deficit of $485 billion. By the time the fiscal year started on October 1, 2008, it had gone up by another $100 billion due to increased recession-related spending and depressed revenues. So it was about $600 billion at the start of the fiscal crisis. That was the real Bush deficit.

But when the fiscal crisis hit, Bush had to pass TARP in the final months of his presidency which cost $700 billion. Under the federal budget rules, a loan and a grant are treated the same. So the $700 billion pushed the deficit -- officially -- up to $1.3 trillion. But not really. The $700 billion was a short term loan. $500 billion of it has already been repaid.

So what was the real deficit Obama inherited? The $600 billion deficit Bush was running plus the $200 billion of TARP money that probably won't be repaid (mainly AIG and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac). That totals $800 billion. That was the real deficit Obama inherited.

Then...he added $300 billion in his stimulus package, bringing the deficit to $1.1 trillion. This $300 billion was, of course, totally qualitatively different from the TARP money in that it was spending not lending. It would never be paid back. Once it was out the door, it was gone. Other spending and falling revenues due to the recession pushed the final numbers for Obama's 2009 deficit up to $1.4 trillion.

So, effectively, Obama came close to doubling the deficit.

Obama seems not to understand that the deficit is the jobs problem. To add to the deficit in the hope of creating more jobs is an oxymoron. Additional deficit spending just crowds out small businesses trying to borrow money to create jobs and consumers seeking credit to buy cars and homes.

Soon, when the Fed stops printing money and we have to borrow real funds from real lenders, the high deficit will send interest rates soaring, further retarding growth and creating a cost-push inflation.

The interest rate we are now paying for the debt -- about 3.5% -- is totally artificial and based on the massive injection of money supply created by the purchase of mortgage backed securities by an obliging Federal Reserve. Once these injections of currency/heroin stop, the rate will more than double, sending our debt service spending into the stratosphere. Once we had to choose between guns and butter. Now we will have to choose between guns and butter on the one hand and paying our debt service on the other.

Obama's program of fiscal austerity in this new budget is a joke. He freezes very selected budget items while he shovels out new spending in his stimulus packages. If he wanted to lower the deficit, here's what he could do:

1. Cancel the remaining $500 billion of stimulus spending and

2. Cancel the $300 billion of spending in stimulus II.

Those are the real numbers. Or, as Al Gore would have it, "the inconvenient truth."


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

Dick Morris nailed it. Dick Morris takes the lie apart piece by piece!!! Obam inherited a Bush recession deficit of 600-700 Billion (bad enough) with TARP added on in the last quarter.

A TARP fully supported by Obama. And furthermore the Pelosi-democrats INSISTED in Dec 2008 that Bush request the entire $700 Billion TARP on his watch and use $350 Billion of it to bail out the auto unions, which was never part of the original TARP bill. And Bush caved to Pelosi.

So Obama stepped into office on Jan 20th with a huge slush fund for his union buddies.

The lie about Obama inheriting a Bush “$1.3 trillion deficit” needs to be confronted right at the moment it is uttered, not in next day's editorial.

Obama signed the most massive spending bills EVER shortly after becoming President in 2009, yet he tries to blame the deficit on President Bush.

....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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Hugo Chavez Equals Barack Obama Minus the 2nd Amendment

Hugo Chavez Equals Barack Obama Minus the 2nd Amendment

Angry White Dude

There are two good ways to understand the horrible results of total government control available. Read the book Atlas Shrugged and study today’s Venezuela. What is currently happening in Venezuela was written about by Ayn Rand over 50 years ago. Although, I’m not sure there is a Juan Galt down there to save Venezuela when it totally collapses into chaos.

Since taking control of Venezuela, Mr. Potato Head Hugo Chavez has usurped control and liberty of that formerly free and prosperous nation. Mr. Potato Head Chavez may be the most stupid person to lead a country in the history of the universe. If there is anyone more stupid than Chavez, that person is an amoeba. Chavez has taken a wealthy democracy and destroyed it economically by cutting off all meaningful foreign investment when he began nationalizing foreign businesses and running them into the ground. Chavez then seized the banks of Venezuela. He took control over the media and silenced all opposing views. Chavez has taken riches from the wealthy and “spread it around” to the poor to buy votes. Now all are poor and getting poorer. Last week, P.H. Chavez devalued his currency and froze prices to try and stave off the growing angry masses. Chavez built his weak economic system on $4 per gallon gasoline. Once he nationalized (stole) the oil companies, he lost the foreign talent needed to extract it. Now oil production is tanking along with oil prices from only a few years ago. Like all good communists, everything Chavez touches turns to disaster. Water, food, and electricity are harder to find with blackouts a daily occurrence. Just as in Atlas Shrugged, the more the government takes control, the more the people suffer. Like the old joke says, “if communists owned the desert, there would be a shortage of sand.”

Now focus on Venezuela’s northern neighbor America. President Hopenchange and his merry band of socialists have been busy taking us down the same road as Mr. Potato Head. Obama has taken control of major American industry like General Motors which continues to hemorrhage money. He also has his hooks deep in the banking and insurance industries. Obama and his cronies control Wall Street firms and investment banks. He has desperately tried to nationalize our health care industry which makes up 1/6 of the US economy. It doesn’t stop there. Ever heard of Cap and Trade where the federal government would control what we drive and how much energy we use? What about freedom of speech? Obama and his ilk have made it clear they favor the Fairness Doctrine which would give the government control over what content is broadcast over the airwaves, effectively nullifying the First Amendment. Democrats prohibit us from drilling or creating our own energy. The USA is the only country in the world where it is illegal to drill our own energy! Try building a nuclear power plant with the EPA and environmentalist wacko legal delaying tactics! Obama has devalued the dollar by creating tremendous deficits our grandchildren will be forced to pay off decades from now. He has printed trillions of dollars based on no wealth that has weakened the dollar and will create tremendous inflation very soon. See the pattern here? Smells a lot like Caracas doesn’t it?

What is keeping America from being Venezuela? Simple. Democrat’s worst enemy…the Second Amendment. Our Founding Fathers, in their infinite and inspired wisdom, granted common citizens the right to own firearms and the right to replace government once it becomes corrupt and inefficient. Ever wonder why Democrats always support disarming Americans? Looking at Venezuela, it becomes clear! Thomas Jefferson perhaps envisioned America today when he said, “Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not.”

Venezuelans are taking to the streets in anger and defiance of Chavez. They will be slaughtered by the military as they have no way to defend themselves. It will be a long, bloody process for Venezuelans trying to remove Chavez. He will not go gentle into Hell. It most likely will take a Venezuelan military officer giving Mr. Potato Head a .45 caliber headache to return Venezuela to it’s former democratic glory. Americans are blessed to have the ability to protect ourselves against a power-hungry, corrupt group of communists bent on destroying America and enslaving it’s citizens.

AWD attended a tea party seminar last weekend where leaders flew in from all over the country. I spoke with a man from Chicago who spoke of the difficulty in acquiring weapons up there. He told me he had a gun. I told him in Texas we don’t have guns…we have arsenals. Just another reason to love the Lone Star State!

Obama’s goals are plain for us to see. We are a peaceful people and will exercise our right to vote starting in the upcoming primaries. If we are ever prohibited from casting our votes by corrupt politicians, we will without hesitation exercise the other Constitutional rights which will restore the United States to the country envisioned by the Founding Fathers.

Vote out Democrats and RINOs! Muerte a Chavez!

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

This is a really good write up. I am so looking forward to our next election!!

......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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Eric Holder: ‘I made the Decision’ on Abdulmutallab


AP...AG: I made decision to charge terror suspect

The Corner

Obama Report

Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect in the civilian system with no objection from all the other relevant departments of the government.

In a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, the attorney general wrote that the FBI told its partners in the intelligence community on Christmas Day and again the next day that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab would be charged criminally...

"No agency supported the use of law of war detention for Abdulmutallab, and no agency has since advised the Department of Justice that an alternative course of action should have been, or should now be, pursued," the attorney general wrote.
However, at a Senate Judiciary hearing last month, when Sen. Susan Collins asked the head of the Dept. of Homeland Security, the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, and the National Security Director if they had been consulted about the decision to file criminal charges against Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in a civilian court, they all replied that they had not been consulted. Senator John McCain later asked them if they agree with the decision. All three replied 'no comment'.

Video of Susan Collins questioning the Intelligence heads:

Clearly, Mr. Holder's assertion that "the FBI told its partners in the intelligence community" about the decision to try Abdulmutallab in a civilian court seems to contradict what Intelligence heads told the Senate Judiciary Committee last month. If Holder did indeed inform them of the move, it was not until after he had already made the decision. Additionally, his contention that "no agency" supports "the use of law of war detention for Abdulmutallab", is highly suspect in light of what the intelligence heads told Sen. McCain at the hearing ["No comment"].

The Attorney General issued his statement in a letter - and not in a court of law - thus he can not be charged with perjury. However, I do believe that Mr. Holder should be censured and ultimately fired for his blatant prevarication and twisting of the facts. America can ill-afford to have an Attorney General, who skirts around the truth. The lives of thousands of American citizens are hanging on the balance of his bumbling, irresponsible, unilateral decisions - and his evasion of the truth. Mr. Holder must be relieved of his duties, immediately!



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

The mass murderer wannabe was singing like a canary, until Holder/Obama shut down any interrogation and bizarrely gave him US rights and lawyered the monster up.

So it was Holder and I bet Obama too, as both are jihadi loving, America hating. Holder's and his law firm have been defending terrorists for years.

Having the right to remain silent conferred upon a terrorist when there could be an ongoing plot to mass murder, is bizarre and indefensile.

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The Post-American Bandstand with Pat Boone ~ LOL Funny Video!

This video helps celebrate Barack Obama's recent Las Vegas statement. Yes, this really is Pat Boone.

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

Hahaha Love the video.

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A Sneak Peak at A Few of the Super Bowl XLIV Ads

CBS's Harry Smith previewing some of the Super Bowl Ads that will air this coming weekend.

E Trade - New Baby Ad

Audi - Mocks the "Green Police" - Rent a home instead of a hotel ("Napoleon Suite")

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February 03, 2010

Worst President in History Obama Takes Another Dig At Las Vegas

Obama takes another dig at Las Vegas

The Hill

Barack Obama took another dig at Las Vegas at his New Hampshire town hall Tuesday after similar remarks got him into hot water last year.

Obama said that people should not “blow a bunch of cash in Vegas” during a tough recession.

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman called for Obama to apologize after he made comparable comments last February.

“When times are tough, you tighten your belts,” he said at the forum.” You don’t go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.”

The president targeted Las Vegas last Feburary at a town hall in Elkhart, Ind. when he was asked about corporate responsibility.

"You can't get corporate jets. You can't go take that trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers' dime," he said.

Goodman fired back, saying "That's outrageous. He owes us an apology. He owes us a retraction."

Obama will also travel to Nevada this month to campaign for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), who hails from the Silver State.

Las Vegas Mayor Goodman: I'll Give Obama the Boot Back to Washington

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman blasted Obama after the president's latest attack on Las Vegas:

"He didn't learn his lesson the first time, but when he hurt our economy by his ill conceived rhetoric, we didn't think it would happen again, but now that it has I want to assure you, when he comes I'll do everything I can to give him the boot back to Washington and to visit his failures back there.


Obama backs down from Las Vegas dig......AFTER he already has done damage! ~ Wild Thing


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid chided President Barack Obama Tuesday for making Las Vegas a “poster child” for excessive spending.

“I just spoke to the White House and told them that while the president is correct that people saving for college need to be fiscally responsible, the president needs to lay off Las Vegas and stop making it the poster child for where people shouldn't be spending their money,” Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, said in a statement.

In a letter to Reid, the president backed away from the perceived slight. Addressing the letter...

“Dear Harry,” Obama wrote: “I hope you know that during my Town Hall today, I wasn’t saying anything negative about Las Vegas. I was making the simple point that families use vacation dollars, not college tuition money, to have fun. There is no place better to have fun than Vegas, one of our country’s great destinations. I have always enjoyed my visits, look forward to visiting in a few weeks, and hope folks will visit in record numbers this year.”

Reid responded with a swift criticism of the president’s comments.

"Nevada is the nation's top destination for tourism and conventions,” Reid said in a statement. “It is more popular than any other place in the country, and for good reason: It's affordable, easy to get to from anywhere, and the weather is perfect.”

He added: "To truly reenergize our economy, we need people to travel to Las Vegas. I would much rather tourists and business travelers spend their money in Las Vegas than spend it overseas."

Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley, the Las Vegas-area congresswoman, issued a strongly worded statement Tuesday night, saying she was lodging a complaint with the White House to explain the negative impact the president's comments will have on her city.

"Enough is enough!" Berkley said. "President Obama needs to stop picking on Las Vegas and he needs to let Americans decide for themselves how and where to spend their hard earned vacation dollars. This is the second time he’s pointed a finger in our direction and both times he’s been wrong to single out Las Vegas."


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

people should not "blow a bunch of cash in Vegas" during a tough recession.....

Really?.....Unlike you blowing a bunch of taxpayer cash in Washington D.C.???.....YOU DAMN JACKASS!

I bet Obummer’s union buddies are fumming mad. Vegas is a highly unionized town. Lots of unemployment and forclosures make Vegas one of the hard hit cities in
Obama's America.

Ever since last year when Obama mouthed off about companies holding there meetings and conventions etc. in Las Vegas, unemployment in the Vegas area has gone to over 13 percent, and it's getting worse, not better. Their unemployment rate is second only to Michigan.

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CIA Tells Congress al-Qaeda to Attack in Three to Six Months

CIA boss Leon Panetta told Congress today that homegrown extremists working for al-Qaeda will strike America in three to six months. The recruits will be clean and have no traces to the phantom terrorist organization, according to Panetta and other intelligence officials.

America’s top intelligence official told lawmakers on Tuesday that he was “highly certain” that Al Qaeda or one of its affiliates would attempt a large-scale attack on American soil within the next six months.

The assessment by Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence, was much starker than his view last year, when he emphasized the considerable progress in the campaign to debilitate Al Qaeda and said that the global economic meltdown, rather than the prospect of a major terrorist attack, was the “primary near-term security concern of the United States.”

Citing a recent wave of terrorist plots, including the failed Dec. 25 attempt to blow up an airliner as it approached Detroit, Mr. Blair and other intelligence officials told a Senate panel that Al Qaeda had adjusted its tactics to more effectively strike American targets domestically and abroad.

“The biggest threat is not so much that we face an attack like 9/11,” said Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A. director. “It is that Al Qaeda is adapting its methods in ways that oftentimes make it difficult to detect.”

Charles Krauthammer : Obama's Supposed Elite Interrogation Group Still Doesn't Exist, "Looking for Office Space"


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

Well just make sure they're read their Miranda rights ok?

And this anti-American bunch of ghouls just announces this blithely. Over and over Obama is sending invitations to our enemies to come attack us. He even seems to be opening the door wide open for it. Obama must be shivering with anticipation!

Obama definitely has got something up his sleeve, because he’s never cared about terrorism before. Maybe he is hoping it will help his poll numbers and get people not to think about the economy he is driving inot the ground.
All tyrants identify an external demon to capture the attention of the masses.

Notice they still omit the word “Islamic.”

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Sarah Palin Wants Rahm Fired

Are You Capable of Decency, Rahm Emanuel?


The newly-released mind-boggling, record-smashing $3,400,000,000,000 federal budget invites plenty of opportunity to debate the merits of incurring more and more debt that will drown the next generation of Americans. Never has it been possible to spend your way out of debt. So... let the debate begin.

Included in the debate process will be opportunities for our president to deliberate internally the wisdom of this debt explosion, along with other economic, military and social issues facing our country. Our president will discuss these important issues with Democrat leaders and those within his inner circle. I would ask the president to show decency in this process by eliminating one member of that inner circle, Mr. Rahm Emanuel, and not allow Rahm’s continued indecent tactics to cloud efforts. Yes, Rahm is known for his caustic, crude references about those with whom he disagrees, but his recent tirade against participants in a strategy session was such a strong slap in many American faces that our president is doing himself a disservice by seeming to condone Rahm’s recent sick and offensive tactic.

The Obama Administration’s Chief of Staff scolded participants, calling them, “F---ing retarded,” according to several participants, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.

Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the “N-word” or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities – and the people who love them – is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking.

A patriot in North Andover, Massachusetts, notified me of Rahm’s “retarded” slam. I join this gentleman, who is the father of a beautiful child born with Down Syndrome, in asking why the Special Olympics, National Down Syndrome Society and other groups condemning Rahm’s degrading scolding have been completely ignored by the White House. No comment from his boss, the president?

As my friend in North Andover says, “This isn’t about politics; it’s about decency. I am not speaking as a political figure but as a parent and as an everyday American wanting my child to grow up in a country free from mindless prejudice and discrimination, free from gratuitous insults of people who are ostensibly smart enough to know better... Have you no sense of decency, sir?”

Mr. President, you can do better, and our country deserves better.

- Sarah Palin

Rahm Apologizes for Privately Calling Liberal Activists "Retarded"


Jack Tapper

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel apologized to the head of the Special Olympics today after the Wall Street Journal reported the fiery Chicagoan privately called a group of liberal activists "f---ing retarded."

Last August, Emanuel "showed up at a weekly strategy session featuring liberal groups and White House aides," the Journal's Peter Wallsten reported. "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."

A White House official confirms that Emanuel made the remark and reports that Emanuel called Tim Shriver last week when the Journal story first appeared to apologize to the disabled community and the apology was accepted.


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

I had no idea Rahm had even said this..WOW..what a disgraceful, disgusting comment to make. Good take down by Sarah. She knows lecturing them gets deep under their skin.

Rahm Emanuel - the nasty ballerina.

This is the second time the White House has offended the Special Olympics.

And this quote of his happened last AUGUST. He's only now apologizing? It shows his heart. If he were sincere he would have apologized last August, but now that he got called out he's apologizing solely for political expediency's sake. Pffft.. Thanks to Sarah for laying into him.

....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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Super Bowl Athletes Dance to Beyonce on Media Day

With the festivities well underway in Miami for Super Bowl XLIV, CBS News' Terrell Brown reports that football players from both the Colts and the Saints had fun and danced on Media Day.


Football Pros Give Support to Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad

Several NFL football professionals have thrown their personal support behind college-football star Tim Tebow, who is featured in a controversial pro-life commercial for this Sunday’s Super Bowl, reports the Baptist Press.

Professionals from the NFL’s two conferences, the AFC and NFC, told the BP while at the Pro Bowl in South Florida that they stood with Tebow and his right to have his Christian views heard.

"I applaud him for standing up for what he believes," David Garrard, quarterback for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars and a fellow Christian, told the BP. "More people, more athletes should do the same."
"I think Tim has every right to use every stage to tell people what he believes," said Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller, also a Christian. "He's a football player; he can relay what he believes just as much as anyone else can."

The pro-life ad developed for the Super Bowl by Focus on the Family is entitled “Celebrate family, celebrate life." While details on the ad's content have not been released, pro-abortion feminist groups are up in arms, demanding CBS pull the ad because they object to its possible pro-life content.

The ad -- paid for by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family -- is expected to recount the story of Pam Tebow's pregnancy in 1987 with a theme of ''Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life.'' The controversy over the ad was raised Sunday when Tebow met with reporters in Mobile, Ala., before beginning preparations for next weekend's Senior Bowl.

''I know some people won't agree with it, but I think they can at least respect that I stand up for what I believe,'' Tebow said. ''I've always been very convicted of it (his views on abortion) because that's the reason I'm here, because my mom was a very courageous woman. So any way that I could help, I would do it.''

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Tea Partiers Go Big With Fundraising Campaign to Rival


Tea Partiers Go Big With Fundraising Campaign to Rival

By Jake Gibson

Eyeing the success of and other grassroots groups, the conservative-minded FreedomWorks, which has been at the frontline organizing tea partiers into a half-million strong membership, has announced ambitious plans on the fundraising front.

"(MoveOn) raised around $31 million in 2003. We're not sure we can raise that much, but think we can be in the multi-millions and be a major player in 2010," said Rob Jordan, FreedomWorks' vice president of federal and state campaigns.

On Monday, FreedomWorks brought together dozens of conservative activists from as far away as California, Arkansas, Ohio and Florida and put them in a room full of reporters, hoping to let the grassroots speak to the Washington establishment through the press.

"It's hot in Florida, Charlie Crist is on the run," said Thomas Gaiten, a Florida field coordinator for Freedom Works, who opposes the Florida governor's bid for the U.S. Senate seat.
"I'm arranging an event on February 10 for the one year anniversary of 'the stimulus hug,'" Gaiten said, referring to a hug between President Obama and Crist last year. Crist was an exuberant host and endorsed the president's $787 billion stimulus package, for which Crist is now under fire.
"The hug" is a moment that conservatives have flogged in Florida. A few months ago Crist was leading his Republican primary competitor, former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, by 30 points. But the tea party movement in Florida has been aggressively organizing for Rubio both on the ground and on the Web and the latest polls show the two neck-and-neck.

Meanwhile in Arkansas, tea partiers are confident of ousting embattled Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln, who had wavered on the health care bill before supporting it in votes taken before Christmas

Lincoln "is out," said Rob Porto of Little Rock. "The only question is who is going to replace her, and we're still vetting prospective Republican candidates. We're planning a number of debates."

Greg Fettig drove the 600 miles from his native Indiana to give notice to incumbents that just because they are safe, they should be looking over their shoulder.

"I used to think I was alone, now I know there are others out there who want to stand up for fiscal conservatism," he said.

Fettig, who co-founded a group called "Hoosier Patriots," lives in the district of longtime Republican Rep. Dan Burton, but said he thinks it's time for Burton to go.

"He's got no fire. ... He's been there too long, people should just serve a term or two and then get out," he said.

The conservative, organic grassroots uprising is proving to be quite powerful, with Republicans all over the country scrambling to get in front of it, but the question remains whether the Republican Party will be able to harness it.

A National Tea Party Convention is scheduled for Nashville, Tenn., in early February with former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, a darling of the movement, as one of the featured speakers.

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

This is great news.

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

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Dem Panic! Anti-Tea-Party Ads Tied to Obama Eligibility

Dem panic! Anti-tea-party ads tied to Obama eligibility

Campaign seeks to convince voters: 'This movement is a fad'


A major ad campaign sweeping the Internet is revealing who is most afraid of the spirited tea-party movement this election year.

Democrat operatives – using the same suite address for an attorney who represented the Democratic National Committee in an eligibility lawsuit against President Obama – have launched an ad campaign and website called to "prevent the tea party's dangerous ideas from gaining legislative traction."

Video at their website

In the wake of Scott Brown's dramatic victory for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts, the energized national tea-party movement is targeting lawmakers deemed unresponsive to Americans. The anti-tea party website comes as Illinois will have its first-in-the-nation primaries Tuesday.

"Our strategy is simple. This movement is a fad," the website states. "Some of their ideas include the belief that programs like Social Security and Medicare are socialistic and should never have been created in the first place and that President Obama is a socialist."
The group's ad, paid for and approved by the American Public Policy Committee, has appeared on numerous websites. It urges Americans to "reject the ideas of the tea party."
"Other ideas include undermining the legitimacy of the federal government in favor of a radical rightwing form of state's rights," the website continues. "We need to prevent their dangerous ideas from gaining a legislative foothold. So our strategy is to spread the truth about their dangerous ideas and prevent their policies from taking root in America."
Ads have also appeared on Facebook and Twitter, where the group asks tweeters, "Scared of the teabaggers' crazy ideas?" and encourages them to visit the website.

The American Public Policy Committee shares an identical suite address with the Alliance for North Carolina; the Patriot Majority; and Sandler, Reiff & Young PC – the law firm of Joseph Sandler, general counsel to the Democratic National Committee who filed a motion to dismiss Philip Berg's eligibility lawsuit against Obama and the DNC. Sandler is also former counsel to both and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim group named an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist-finance case in U.S. history.

The following are brief biographies for each of the American Public Policy Committee's directors:

Craig Varoga – Independent Strategies political strategist and campaign manager for former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack's campaign for president. He ran the state-research program for the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election and is a former communications director for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. He is founder of the Patriot Majority and its affiliates: Patriot Majority West, Patriot Majority Midwest, Patriot Majority New Mexico and Patriot Majority for a Strong America. Patriot Majority and Patriot Majority West are the major 2010 contributors to the American Public Policy Committee. Varoga was a guest at a White House event in July 2009.

George Rakis – Political strategist who works for Independent Strategies. He served as political director of Democratic Governor's Association from 2005 to 2006. He was campaign director for the Michigan Democratic Party. In 2004, Rakis became the regional political director for the Democratic National Committee.

Steve Bouchard – Political strategist who runs Bouchard Strategies and has worked for Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Gov. Ted Strickland, D-Ohio; former Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla.; former Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb.; and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton. Bouchard served as senior political adviser Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., ran Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in South Carolina and also worked as a campaign manager for Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection/Repower America campaign. specifically attacks Randy Hultgren, a Republican Illinois state senator and candidate for U.S. Congress from the 14th District; Arie Friedman, former military pilot and combat veteran of Desert Storm running for U.S. Congress in Illinois' 10th District; and David McAloon, television producer and business consultant running for U.S. Congress in Illinois' 11th District. It provides telephone numbers and tells visitors to call Hultgren, Friedman and McAloon and tell then to "reject the dangerous ideas of the Tea Party." has connections to numerous unions, including the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, a major public-employee and health-care union.

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

Only a liberal would think asking a presidential candidate to prove they are American-born is a “dangerous idea”.

"Our strategy is simple. This movement is a fad," the website states. "Some of their ideas include the belief that programs like Social Security and Medicare are socialistic and should never have been created in the first place and that President Obama is a socialist."

All of you idiots who think that the tea party movement is a fad, keep telling yourself that for another 10 months. You will be amazed at how big of a FAD it was on November 3rd

Obama is a communist, he proves it everyday through his policies and those he surrounds himself with, some of whom are avowed commies and Mao worshipers. The fact that they are attempting to isolate and demonize those who are pointing this out means the attacks are having an effect.

I think they are making a big mistake but, let them make it. Resistance only strengths our resolve, the movement will grow. Look at it this way, we are the flowers and they are the fertilizer.

We The People!!!!


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

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

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February 02, 2010

Set On Destroying America, Obama Wants To Spend Us Into Disaster!

The AP reports that "President Barack Obama unveiled a multitrillion-dollar spending plan Monday, pledging an intensified effort to combat high unemployment and asking Congress to quickly approve new job-creation efforts that would boost the deficit to a record-breaking $1.56 trillion... The result is a budget plan that would give the country trillion-dollar-plus deficits for three consecutive years. Obama's new budget projects a spending increase of 5.7 percent for the current budget year and forecasts that spending would rise another 3 percent in 2011 to $3.83 trillion."

February 1, 2010 ( yesterday )

Obama said this:

“We simply cannot continue to spend as if deficits don’t have consequences. As if waste doesn’t matter. As if the hard earned tax dollars of the American people can be treated like Monopoly money.

But he did this! :

Obama proposed another record spending bill that will cost taxpayers $3.8 trillion and will raise the national deficit to $1.6 trillion. This is nearly 4 times the 2008 national deficit when President Bush was in office.

But wait on December 21, 2009 he said the same thing:

“We can’t continue to spend as if deficits don’t have consequences; as if waste doesn’t matter; as if the hard-earned tax dollars of the American people can be treated like Monopoly money.”
This was the same day that democrats spent $1.2 billion to bribe fellow democrats to vote for Obamacare.

Obama's Budget Is 'Fiscal Insanity': Sen. Gregg


ckquote>President Obama's economic policies are promoting 'fiscal insanity' that is leading the nation down the path of insolvency, Sen. Judd Gregg (R)-NH told CNBC Monday.

"We're going to get ourselves into deep, deep trouble here if we continue to pursue this course of fiscal insanity, in my opinion," said Gregg, a ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, said in a live interview.
"It's not just this year, which is the issue of stimulus," Gregg added. "It's the year after, it's the year after that and the year after, eight years out the president is projecting a trillion dollar defecit, a trillion dollars every year for the next eight years, that's not acceptable. You just cant do that to this country because you're basically taking us down the road of insolvency."

~ snipet~

"If you have a government in place with an inherent antipathy towards the market and capitalism, and I believe this government does, I wish it weren't true, but this is the government of community organizers. They believe in social justice," said Gregg.

Sen. Sessions describes Obama's new budget as 'scary'

Charles Krauthammer excellent once again.


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

Obama tripled the national deficit his first year in office. This year he will nearly quadruple it

America’s biggest enemies could never have dreamed of hurting America this badly and these enemies we have now are in the White House.

Eventually this government will no longer be able to fund itself and service its debt. This is a mathematical certainty. We're looking at sovereign default and the utter destruction of our currency.

It's going to be unimaginably ugly.

Obama makes my blood boil on a daily basis.

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Western Pennsylvania Could Host 9/11 Terror Trial

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Western Pennsylvania could host 9/11 terror trial

By Salena Zito and Brian Bowling

Pittsburgh Live.....TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Politicians began lining up Friday against a potential trial of 9/11 terror suspects in Western Pennsylvania, where one of the hijacked airliners crashed.

"Although we are not dead set against it, we would have to hear two things," Gov. Ed Rendell said after New York's top police official said he thinks the trial won't take place there. "First, why it would be safer for Western Pennsylvania than for New York City; and second, what portion of the cost for security and other things would the federal government absorb?"

The Obama administration is drafting plans to move out of Manhattan the trials of professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged accomplices, two administration officials said.

"As Pennsylvania directly experienced part of the attack on September 11th, we are acutely interested in seeing the perpetrators brought to justice," said Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato. "However, the last thing Pennsylvania needs is a terrorist trial that raises security concerns and places even more of a burden on our taxpayers."

The Sixth Amendment dictates that civilian trials for the suspects must be held in one of the areas where planes crashed Sept. 11, 2001, according to Bruce Antkowiak, a law professor at Duquesne University. That leaves the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of Virginia -- the location of the Pentagon -- or the Western District of Pennsylvania, which includes Somerset County, where United Flight 93 crashed.

"The presumption is the trial should take place in the district that the crime was committed," Antkowiak said.
Mary Beth Buchanan, the former U.S. attorney for Western Pennsylvania, said holding the trial in this district would be expensive and drain resources.
"It's impossible to predict how long this trial might take," she said, noting the complicated charges. It would tie up U.S. marshals who protect courtrooms, she said.
"It would be outrageous to put the financial burden of these trials on the citizens of Western Pennsylvania," Buchanan said.
Sens. Bob Casey Jr. and Arlen Specter said they had no information the trial would move to Pennsylvania, but they oppose the idea and told the Obama administration.
"Mayor Bloomberg has given good reasons why the trial should not be held in New York City, and that same reasoning would apply for Pennsylvania as well," said Specter, D-Philadelphia.
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl would have similar concerns, his spokeswoman said.
"The same ones outlined by Mayor Mike Bloomberg -- that the trial could put our citizens in danger, as well as the exorbitant costs associated with the trial, something that we could not withstand," spokeswoman Joanna Doven said.
Hosting such a high-profile trial poses a slew of security challenges, from international terrorist organizations seeking to disrupt it to domestic hate groups, said Danny Defenbaugh, a security consultant and 33-year veteran of the FBI. The threats remain the same no matter where the trial takes place, he said.
"An example that is much less magnified is when we moved the Oklahoma City bombing trial from Oklahoma City to Denver," Defenbaugh said. "We still had the same types of hate groups (to guard against). It didn't matter to them whether we were in Oklahoma City or St. Louis, Mo."

Moving the trial would be a setback for President Obama. His administration spent weeks defending its handling of terror threats after the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner, which reignited the debate about whether terror suspects should face civilian or military justice.

Obama long has supported trying some terrorists in federal, civilian court, while Republicans argue terrorists should be tried in military tribunals where other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be judged.


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

This is yet another stupid idea.

When right or reason demands a definite course of action, you can be sure that the marxist/democRATS will most certainly do anything but that.

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White House Holds Out Hope For 9/11 Trial In New York

White House holds out hope for 9/11 trial in New York



White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Sunday that the accused author of the 9/11 attacks would "meet his maker" after being convicted, and said the US administration still hopes the trial can be held on American soil.

Gibbs said the White House is still hoping to bring Sheikh Muhammed and other alleged plotters of the September 11 attacks to trial in New York, despite recent reservations expressed by officials there.

"We are talking with the authorities in New York," he said.
"We understand their logistical concerns and their security concerns that are involved. We have been discussing that with them."

The Obama administration had hoped to prosecute the self-described mastermind of the 2001 attacks, and his four co-defendants, in a federal court in lower Manhattan, not far from site of the World Trade Center attack that destroyed the Twin Towers and left some 3,000 people dead.

But New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who initially welcomed the White House plan, abruptly reversed his stance last week, saying he would prefer a different location because of the high cost of holding the trial.
He was joined by other New York elected officials, including Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, who said last week he was pressing the White House "to find suitable alternatives."
Gibbs said Sunday that the administration was hoping to get them to reconsider.
"As you know, they were originally supportive of this," he told CNN's "State of the Union" program.
"We want to see this man tried and brought to justice in the place in which the crime was committed," Gibbs said.

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

Obama and Eric Holder just can't give up on a bad idea.

ONE Rogue juror can block the death penalty. It already happened with US citizen, Massoui.

So who will the jury be anyway. How many Muslims volunteer will there be doing jury duty!

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (3)

UN Climate Change Panel Based Claims on Student Dissertation and Magazine Article

UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article

The United Nations' expert panel on climate change based claims about ice disappearing from the world's mountain tops on a student's dissertation and an article in a mountaineering magazine.

The revelation will cause fresh embarrassment for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which had to issue a humiliating apology earlier this month over inaccurate statements about global warming.

The IPCC's remit is to provide an authoritative assessment of scientific evidence on climate change.

In its most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.

However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them.

The other was a dissertation written by a geography student, studying for the equivalent of a master's degree, at the University of Berne in Switzerland that quoted interviews with mountain guides in the Alps.

The revelations, uncovered by The Sunday Telegraph, have raised fresh questions about the quality of the information contained in the report, which was published in 2007.

It comes after officials for the panel were forced earlier this month to retract inaccurate claims in the IPCC's report about the melting of Himalayan glaciers.

Professor Richard Tol, one of the report's authors who is based at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin, Ireland, said: "These are essentially a collection of anecdotes.

"Why did they do this? It is quite astounding. Although there have probably been no policy decisions made on the basis of this, it is illustrative of how sloppy Working Group Two (the panel of experts within the IPCC responsible for drawing up this section of the report) has been.
"There is no way current climbers and mountain guides can give anecdotal evidence back to the 1900s, so what they claim is complete nonsense."

The magazine article, which was written by Mark Bowen, a climber and author of two books on climate change, appeared in Climbing magazine in 2002. It quoted anecdotal evidence from climbers of retreating glaciers and the loss of ice from climbs since the 1970s.

Mr Bowen said: "I am surprised that they have cited an article from a climbing magazine, but there is no reason why anecdotal evidence from climbers should be disregarded as they are spending a great deal of time in places that other people rarely go and so notice the changes."

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

This scam becomes more stunning by the day.

Thank God for the UK papers. Our media is DOA on this subject. Fox News needs to get this information out there.

They should investigate Gore. Once the Republicans take back DC Al Gore should be run over the coals and forced to pay for his monetary crimes against humanity.

....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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"Nothing But Buffoons When It Comes to National Security of this Nation"

Former CIA Op Wayne Simmons: Obama Aides "Nothing But Buffoons When It Comes To National Security"

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

This man Wayne Simmons says the truth about this group in power right now, and after what Obama and company said about our intelligence men and women I wouldn't be shocked if this were the prevailing attitude over at these agencies since most of us feel the same way.

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

Fool(s) On The Hill By Dr. Alan Bates, M D.

Fool(s) On The Hill

By Dr. Alan Bates, M D.

Ever heard of that old song? It sure comes to life with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, the radical majority leaders in Congress. They just don’t seem to get it. Maybe Harry’s prior boxing career damaged his ability to understand. For Nancy, too much Botox may have seeped into her brain. As I stated in my prior commentary, they need their vision and hearing checked. In reality, their brains are those of stubborn radical liberals who think they can force their malicious agenda on everyone else. As Dr. Lyle Rossiter discusses in his book The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness (2006), die-hard liberals are pathologic because they were never able to develop self-sufficiency as they entered adulthood, thereby finding the ultimate parent substitute to take care of them----government. They cannot understand life any other way.

Most Americans are not insufficient and helpless, and do not want or need government to infiltrate every facet of their lives. Due to their own psychopathology, Obama and his friends cannot understand how an individual can be successful and sufficient without Big Brother, and so they feel driven to assure their agenda for a people subservient to government is not stopped. That is why Mr. Obama threw a restrained temper tantrum during the State of the Union address---announcing that he would double efforts to force his political goals upon the American people. Same goes for Pelosi, Reid and their obsession to overhaul an intact U.S. healthcare system. Pelosi cannot seem to understand that WE THE PEOPLE do not want her brand of socialism imposed upon our lives.

For the ‘fools on the Hill’ it is all about control of the people. I suspect the Massachusetts victory for Senator Scott Brown was one of the first shots fired over the bow by ‘to right of center’ America. We must move into high gear and work together through such organizations as the Tea Party movement, (Get Out of Our House), and to replace these dangerous Fascists who if allowed to accelerate their agenda will steal our freedom, and with it, the American dream.

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

Good one by Dr. Bates, thank you sir.

He is absolutely right, it is all about control.

....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

Lech Walesa.... "America is Moving Towards Socialism"

Lech Walesa, former President of Poland, traveled to Chicago to endorse Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate, Adam Andrzejewski.

Lech Walesa tells his American Audience that the United States no longer leads the world politically or morally Interviewer asks President Walesa if he thinks America is slipping toward Socialism. His Answer? Yes!

Andrzejewski is running on a platform of forensically auditing Illinois’ books and exposing corruption by making the details of the audit available to the public.

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

Lech would certainly know communism and socialism when he sees it and right now he is seeing red.

We have passed socialism and are moving straight ahead to communism!

The free market (Capitalism) did not cause this crisis, the government (Socialism) did.

The free market did not take us off the gold standard, the government did.

The free market did not dump trillions of dollars of cheap money into the system, the government did.

The free market did not create multiple trillion-dollar entitlement programs, the government did.

The free market did not create Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Sallie Mae and Ginnie Mae, the government did.

The free market did not write a tax code that favors one product (real estate) over others, the government did.

The free market did not destroy our public school system and graduate (or fail to graduate) generations of civically and financially illiterate citizens, the government did.

The free market did not pass laws that force banks to lend to those who do not qualify for a loan, the government did.

The free market does not try to engineer society or buy votes, the government does.

The government caused this crisis, the free market did not.

The government cannot fix the crisis, the free market can.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM

February 01, 2010

Today Obama to Field Questions Posted by YouTube Users

People can ask Obama questions. Interview Barack Obama and get an immediate response to your questions. is a question and answer forum that allows anyone to ask president Obama anything. You Tube users have the opportunity to see Barack and answer his questions.

The New York Times

Today Obama is scheduled to sit down in the library of the White House residence for his first interview since his State of the Union address.

The interviewer? The United States of YouTube

In a first-of-its-kind group interview, Mr. Obama will read and watch questions submitted by YouTube users and answer them in a live Webcast.

“It’s a way to give people access to the president that feels more participatory,” said Macon Phillips, the Obama administration’s director of new media.

The Webcast is also an example of the White House trying to bypass the traditional media, coming at a time when Mr. Obama is looking to regain popular support after a drop in the polls and the loss of a Senate seat in Massachusetts that cost Democrats their supermajority.

White House aides say the videos and Webcasts are a powerful “force multiplier” for the administration’s persuasion efforts, even though the audience for a typical YouTube video is in the thousands, rather than the millions that a presidential event draws on television. The cumulative effect, they say, is critically important.

It is scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m. Eastern time.

LINK to White House Video for Live question period

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

Does anyone in their right mind think he'll take on questions that are difficult and probing?

They will of course cherry pick a bunch of softballs. This is one of Axelgreasy’s favorite scams.

The man is joke. He wouldn’t last two minutes if he had to face a hostile media like Bush had to constantly.

The idiot couldn’t handle “Joe the Plumber” without denigrating him on the national stage in his next presence.

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Obama Bows To Tampa, Fl. Mayor ~ Good Grief!

Barack Obama bows to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Tampa, Fla.

photo from AP


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Looks like the butler or something. hahahaha

I love the look on the Admiral's face and, I would say, that the Mayor looks irritated.

What is it going to take for the white house staff and Axelrodent to tell him to STOP BOWING?? is it that hard to talk to him??

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Spitting on Howard Zinn’s Grave? by David Horowitz

Spitting on Howard Zinn’s Grave?

by David Horowitz

The other day a reporter from NPR called me and asked me for my comments on the death of the lifelong Stalinist and propagandist Howard Zinn. I was a little reluctant because I knew that whatever I said, legions of unscrupulous myrmidons on the left would jump on it and say I had spit on Zinn’s grave. I also knew that while I was interviewed for ten minutes, out of what I said only a 20 second sound-bite would make it onto the air. I don’t begrudge NPR this selection. That’s what their obit was and would have to be, a collection of sound-bites.

Sure enough the bottom-feeders at FAIR pounced on my bite and accused me of spitting on Zinn’s grave. So here’s what I said that was cut from the interview. I’m not putting quotes around it because it’s from memory, but it’s pretty close to some of my remarks and captures the sense of others: No one should celebrate the death of another human being unless they are child-molesters or murderers. Howard Zinn lived to a ripe old age (87), and bad human being that he was, I wouldn’t begrudge him an extra few years; he’s done about as much damage as he could.

Howard Zinn was a Stalinist in the years when the Marxist monster was slaughtering millions of innocent people and launching his own ‘final solution’ against the Jews. Put another way, Howard Zinn was helping Stalin to conduct those slaughters and to enslave all those who had the misfortune to live behind the Iron Curtain. Howard never had second thoughts about his commitment to leftwing totalitarians and never flagged in his political commitment to freedom’s enemies. In the years since Stalin’s death, Zinn supported every enemy of the United States in every war, and devoted his writing talents to every socialist tyrant including Mao Zedong who killed 70 million Chinese in peacetime because they got in the way of his progressive agendas.

When the Cold War was over and freedom had won — thanks to all the political forces and figures (e.g., Reagan and Thatcher) that Zinn opposed – Zinn continued his malignant course. He supported America’s enemies right to the end including the Islamic Nazis whose first agenda is to finish the job that Hitler started and then to impose a totalitarian theocracy on the infidel world.

Zinn’s wretched tract, A People’s History of the United States, is worthless as history, and it is a national tragedy that so many Americans have fallen under its spell. It is a political cartoon which even the socialist magazine Dissent described as an intellectual fraud, which it is. All Zinn’s writing was directed to one end: to indict his own country as an evil state and soften his countrymen up for the kill. Like his partner in crime, Noam Chomsky, Zinn’s life’s work was a pernicious influence on the young and ignorant, with destructive consequences for people everywhere.

Howard Zinn: Expanded Profile

This site has a lot of information about Howard Zinn, it is a better place on earth that he is dead now that's for sure!!!

A few snipets from the link:

The part of history Zinn wants to be a part of is the Communist part, and subsequently the part of America’s post-Cold War enemies, whoever they are. According to Zinn it is America that is the terrorist state. Among Zinn's many anti-American statements are the following:

“I suggest that the history of bombing--and no one has bombed more than this nation--is a history of endless atrocities, all calmly explained by deceptive and deadly language like ‘accident,’ ‘military targets,’ and ‘collateral damage.’”

“The ‘war against terrorism’ has become a war against innocent men, women, and children, who are in no way responsible for the terrorist attack on New York.”

“Is it really an accident when civilians die under our bombs? Even if you grant that the intention is not to kill civilians, if they nevertheless become victims, again and again and again, can that be called an accident? If the deaths of civilians are inevitable in bombing, it may not be deliberate, but it is not an accident, and the bombers cannot be considered innocent. They are committing murder as surely as are the terrorists.”

“[T]he use of military power abroad, in the history of this country, has not been for moral purposes, but to expand economic, political and military power. . . . I think the real objectives have to do with the control of Mideast oil, and with the expansion of military bases to even more countries in the world . . . and with the political advantages seen by a ‘war on terrorism’ which is used to rally the public behind the president.”

“It’s not right to respond to terrorism by terrorizing other people” [as Zinn alleges the U.S. has done].

“There is a reservoir of possible terrorists among all those people in the world who have suffered as a result of U.S. foreign policy.”

“People need to ask, ‘Do we want our children and our grandchildren to be living in a state of perpetual warfare, with more and more of the world becoming hostile to us, and with the United States responsible for more and more human casualties in the world?”

“The government says it is determined to close terrorist camps, yet here in the United States the School of the Americas has trained people who have engaged in terrorism, trained people who then became organizers of death squads in Central America.”

“In its foreign policy, the United States has consigned several million people to their deaths and supported terrorist governments in various parts of the world, especially in Latin America and the Middle East.”

“The terrorists of Sept. 11 did a horrible thing to us, so we do terrible things to the people of Afghanistan. That is immoral and puts us on the same level as a terrorist.”

“ . . . it is safe to say that since World War II, there has not been a more warlike nation in the world than the United States.”

"Zinn has been a vocal supporter of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal, claiming that it was Mumia's “race and radicalism,” as well as his “persistent criticism of the Philadelphia police” that landed him on death row in the early 1980s.


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

BOMBS AWAY! Another commie on the way to hell.

legions of unscrupulous myrmidons on the left

Now that's a great line. Horowitz has quite the way with words.

And this from Good one Ann.

Howard Zinn RIP - Howard Zinn died yesterday afternoon so expect to see a lot of liberals burning their American flags at half-mast today. At least he didn’t have to sit through Obama’s State of the Union speech.

....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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White House: ‘One Vote Away’ in House From Making Health Reform a Reality!

Robert Gibbs still insists that Scott Brown’s win in Massachusetts is a referendum on Barack Obama’s radical policies.

"The House and Senate have passed a bill. If the House were to take up the Senate bill, that bill would then go to the President's desk."

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

The “one vote” isn’t a person’s vote, it’s a “house vote”. If the house voted for the senate bill, it would be done.

And “who is that 'one vote”.....even if this is true!

Personally I they are a LONG way from passing this thing. The House has tons of problems with the Senate bill, and some of them can’t be corrected through reconciliation, like abortion.

If the Dems try this, they will be showing the voters in broad daylight getting closer and closer to an election that they are certifiably insane and determined to subvert the will of the American people at any cost.

I wouldn’t put it past them to try this, but I pray that there are enough sane Dems in Congress that want to keep their jobs to kill this health care disaster.

Pelosi is pathetic. She’s got a 50-seat majority, and is reduced to lying about how she’s “got the votes” for a democratic bill that defines their party.

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

Scott Brown on ABC's This Week with Barbara Walters ( Video)

The substitute host of ABC's "This Week" Barbara Walters interview of Scott Brown on ABC's This Week Pt 1 of 2


Scott Brown on ABC's This Week with Barbara Walters Pt 2 of 2


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

Brown says he will vote as a "Fiscal Conservative," and will vote with the Republicans if they are pursuing fiscally conservative policies. But he told Walters he is an "Independent thinker," and will vote his conscience.

We have to remember he is not a full blown conservative, if he was he would not have been elected in Mass. BUT what I am thinking is this. He is anti 0bamacare, anti cap and trade, anti gluBULL warming, anti-amnesty for illegals, anti Miranda rights for terrorists, anti-bringing KSM to New York for trial, strong on fiscal conservatism etc. That is a heck of a lot better than plenty of Republican Senators and congresmen I could mention(Lindsay Graham and John McCain ) for example. And Brown did run on a conservative agenda, he better keep his ducks in a row.

So we will have to see along the way how he does. I am pulling for him because I do like his way of responding and keeping his cool plus the fact that his vote on so many of the important things I mentioned will matter greatly to our country.

My prayer is that after November, Republicans will have enough seats in the House and the US senate to stop any insane communist programs from 0bama every time.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM | Comments (4)

Brainwashing America’s Youth: Obama Uses Public Schools To Indoctrinate Students

Brainwashing America’s Youth: Obama Uses Public Schools To Indoctrinate Students; Required Reading: Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”

Like all radicals in positions of power, Obama’s army of citizen volunteers, Organizing for America, is recruiting high school students as interns to organize the Obama agenda in the 2010 election cycle.

“Organizing for America, the successor organization to Obama for America, is building on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda”

Atlas Shrugs blog reported last night that a reader, Chuck, has a student in the eleventh grade in an Ohio High School. ( at Perry Local High School in Massillon, Ohio) Her government class passed out this propaganda recruiting paper so students could sign up as interns for Obama’s Organizing for America (OFA is the former site.)

Obama is using our public school system to recruit for his Alinsky-inspired private army. Organizing for America is (and I quote) recruiting in our high schools to “build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda” …………of national socialism.

There is also a recommended reading from the student handout:

Check out the recommended reading list page 4:

•Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky
•The New Organizers, Zack Exley
•Stir It Up: Lessons from Community Organizing and Advocacy, Rinku Sen

•Obama Field Organizers Plot a Miracle, Zack Exley, Huffington Post
•Dreams of My Father Chicago Chapters, Barack Hussein Obama

Under the pretense of “Earn credit for school and help change the world!” Obama is mobilizing America’s youth to campaign for his agenda and assist re-election of Democrat’s in 2010, while indoctrinating them into Saul Alinsky’s radical tactics and ideology.

OFA’s high school recruitment is eerily similar to their college intern recruitment last fall across the country to “build support for President Obama’s agenda” – and earn college credit while advocating for “change.”

Conforming to Saul Alinsky’s guidelines in Rules for Radicals, Obama and OFA are establishing a base of power to solidify their reins of power and control.

Obama is establishing his own civilian youth brigade. Is this the civilian army he spoke of during his campaign? Young children singing his praises, or marching in youth regiments is not enough.


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

Government schools will promote the government agenda, and being Obama is in charge it's gonna get more radical.

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Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop Speaks Out On Obamacare

From 60

60 Plus announced a new advertising campaign featuring former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. The ad which targets Congress asks people to call their Representatives and Senators and urge them to Start Over - Get Healthcare Right.

The ad highlights C. Everett Koop telling viewers he is 93 years old and Im here with 2 artificial joints, 2 pacemakers to keep my heart in rhythm, as well as a stent to keep my coronaries open. He goes on to say seniors might not get the care they need at advanced ages under the new plans, and asserts that the discussions over a final plan should NOT be held in secret.


"I'm 93, and thank God for every year, I'm here with 2 artificial joints, 2 pacemakers to keep my heart in rhythm as well as a stent to keep my coronaries open, seniors in this country can get the same care I receive, but in some countries, like the United Kingdom we would be considered too old and the cost to the state too high, it is vital that seniors understand what congress is doing, but Democrats are working on a health care bill and keeping the discussion and specifics secret.

We seniors are concerned about proposals that would reduce Medicare spending, the Administration promised transparent deliberation which has not been forthcoming, America deserves better than this"

C. Evertt Coop served as thirteenth Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989

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

That is amazing what he has been through. I am so glad he did this ad, excellent.

Also Pat Boone, National Spokesman, 60 Plus Association.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:40 AM | Comments (2)