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December 31, 2010

Happy New Year To All You Awesome Patriots and Heroes!


Celtic Woman - "You Raise Me Up"


Lord, We thank You for those who are serving in our armed forces. Each day they are making brave sacrifices so that our country can remain strong and free. Keep them safe under the shelter of Your wings. And Lord, for their families back home——whose loving support enables our armed forces, to do all that they are called on to do——we ask that You comfort them and give them Your peace...the peace that passes all understanding.

I thank you too for my wonderful friends I have made through the years. They will live in my heart forever. Thank you to each one of you that come to this blog, thank you for your kindness, your input and friendship. Thank you for being a part of my life. ......Chrissie aka Wild Thing

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FOX Sports NFL Commercial Mocks Obama TSA ~ LOL

“Its Good to Have a Ring.” The latest FOX Sports NFL commercial mocks the outrageous and intrusive procedures implemented by Janet Napolitano and the Obama TSA. In the ad the FOX Sports announcers with Super Bowl rings get a pass by TSA. The announcers without rings get strip-searched and harassed by TSA employees.


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

LOL I love it, I hope they show this on TV ......a lot!!

LMAO I love the sword. heh heh

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Obama's Controversial Recess Appointments



The lame duck session may be over, but President Obama isn't done. On Wednesday, he announced 6 recess appointments:

James Cole, who Republican legislators have previously blocked due to his involvement with AIG, will be our next deputy attorney general.

William Boarman, former union leader, will head up the Government Printing Office.

Francis Ricciardone is the next ambassador to Turkey. Sam Brownback placed a hold on him without giving a public explanation.

Norman Eisen, former Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform (how's that working out?) was appointed to be the next ambassador to the Czech Republic.

Matthew Bryza is our next ambassador to Azerbaijan.

Robert Ford will be the next ambassador to Syria.


The group 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America opposes Cole’s confirmation.

“Mr. Cole has gone on record opposing military commissions for any detainees, stating that military commissions are an inferior form of justice which do not provide defendants with adequate due process protections,” said Debra Burlingame, co-founder of the group, in a statement. “In light of the fact that the Obama administration continues to drag its feet on an announcement regarding the forum and venue for the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other admitted 9/11 conspirators, Mr. Cole's nomination is an alarming signal. The public is overwhelmingly opposed to holding these trials in New York federal court. Clearly, the administration needs to hear from us again.”


Why You Should Care Deeply about James Cole’s Nomination to Deputy Attorney General

Family Security Matters

James Cole to be the Deputy Attorney General (DAG) at the the Department of Justice. This is a critically important position. While Attorney General Eric Holder is the nominal head of the Justice Department, it is the deputy attorney general who actually runs the day-to-day operations of the entire department. For instance, it was Mr. Holder who, as DAG during the Clinton administration, orchestrated the Sept. 1999 clemencies of 16 terrorists belonging to the FALN, a Puerto Rican separatist group that carried out 146 bombings which killed 9 people and maimed NYPD bomb squad officers. Mr. Holder also facilitated and pushed through the pardon of fugitive Marc Rich, who made billions of dollars engaging in illegal oil trades on behalf of Iranian ayatollahs. Today, the DAG has a pivotal role in formulating and executing decisions dealing with the policy issues surrounding the capture, detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected Islamic terrorists.


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

Obama is dismantling the national security infrastructure put in place post-911 bit by bit.

Debra Burlingame has never given up. And neither should we.

Just thinking about this guy Cole. It actually makes sense from obama's point of view, he is of the same mind set as obama. I forget the exact quote but right after 9-11, obama was almost blaming America for our treatment of Muslims in the world.

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Rep. Steve King: Congress Will Investigate Reparations Pigford, Acorn

Conservative Rep. Steve King of Iowa told local radio station KCIM that the Pigford settlement, which was part of the legislation, “is full of fraud” and “amounts to paying reparations to black farmers in America. We don’t do reparations in America.”

King also spoke about corruption of the current regime in Washington and the activity planned by Congress in 2011.

On Obamacare- Rep King says it’s got to be pulled out by the roots.

“First, I already introduced an amendment to repeal it. We’re going to elect a large freshman class. You’ll find that a lot of democrat representatives will lose their seat because of it. The first bill coming out of the new Congress will be HR 1 to repeal Obamacare. We will send this to the president’s desk where he will veto it. Then we will put language in each and every bill to halt payment for Obamacare. Then in 2012 we can elect a new president who will repeal Obamacare. We must elect a president in 2012 who will repeal Obamacare.”

Will there be any investigation into the dishonest accounting practices used by democrats that helped them ram their bill through Congress?

There will be several investigations. With Obamacare, they did some things to jigger the numbers. They put it off until 2014 to help pay for it. There’s also a $500 billion cut to Medicare. Every one today admits that it’s a Trillion dollar bill. The cost to our freedom in America will be far greater than the cost in money.

Question: Can you talk about any of the investigations?

“ACORN will be investigated. This group admitted to producing over 400,000 false voter registrations… If we lose democratic elections in America we lose our country. We need to go ahead and investigate ACORN. We need to defund them but we should go ahead and investigate them.”

Any other investigations?

“I would also like to investigate the Pigford Farms legislation. I believe almost all of the legitimate claims have been compensated. More than 92,000 blacks have signed up for reparations from the Obama USDA after the Pigford case was extended this past year. That’s five times the number of blacks who were actually farming during the time period in question and would possibly qualify for the reparations.”

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

Rep. King has the "Cojones" that the Country is in dire need of....he has held steadfast all along....BRAVO !
Can't wait until the new members of Congress, like Lt. Col. Allen West , Marco Rubio and others take their oath and get down to business.

When people are receiving payments for farming they did not do, if they are compensated for loans they did not seek, if they are compensated for loans they were never qualified for in the first place, then its fraud.

One can tell he has given much thought to all of these various things that need to be fixed, investigated or stopped.

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December 30, 2010

R. Lee Ermey, Appearing On Behalf Of Toys 4 Tots & USO Speaks Out On Obama

GEICO's R. Lee Ermey, appearing on behalf of Toys 4 Tots & USO speaks out on Obama

During a December 10, 2010 appearance on Roe & Roeper's Miracle on Indianapolis Blvd. Holiday Extravaganza broadcast, live from The Venue inside the Horseshoe Casino, which benefitted the USO, GEICO's R. Lee Ermey appearing on behalf of Toys 4 Tots took an opportunity to unload on Obama, claiming his administration was destroying the country so that it could impose socialism.

R. Lee Ermey – of Full Metal Jacket, Mail Call, and Geico commerical fame – who speak in behalf of the Toys for Tots program, and then also blasts the Obama Administration for having a lot to do with the fact that the present U.S. Economy “sucks.” Ermey was just getting warmed up.

He went on to say:

“Not to point fingers at anybody, but the present administration probably has a lot to do with that. And the way I see it, they’re not going to quit doing it until they bring this country to its knees. So I think we should all rise up and we should stop this Administration from what they are doing, because they are destroying this country. They’re driving us into bankruptcy so they can impose socialism on us. That’s exactly what they’re doing, and I’m sick and damn tired of it and I know you are too. But I know the Marine Corps is going to be here forever – this Administration won’t. Semper Fi. God Bless you all.”



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

I love his GEICO's so much. Thank God for Ermey speaking up like he has for our country.

Some information on Ermey, a real favorite of mine. I love the things he does.

R. Lee Ermey was in the US Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did 2 tours in Okinawa, Japan. After injuries forced him to retire from the Corps.
Regarding his role in Full Metal Jacket. He was not intended to be in Full Metal Jacket (1987). He was hired as a technical advisor for the actor who was to play the drill instructor, but he did such a good job at it that Ermey himself was hired for the part.
He was involved in a jeep accident during the making of Full Metal Jacket (1987). At 1:00 a.m. one morning, he skidded off the road, breaking all the ribs on his left side. He refused to pass out and kept flashing his car lights until a motorist stopped. In some scenes in the movie, he does not move his left arm at all.


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

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Teen THUGS Attack Marine, Wife At Movie Theater In Bradenton, Florida

Iraq war veteran Federico Freire and wife, Kalyn, pictured above were attacked Saturday outside a movie theater in Bradenton, Fla.,

Couple attacked at movie theater

Marine and his wife were attacked outside a movie theatre Christmas night after asking a group of teens to be quiet during a movie.

The attack escalated into an fracus attracting approximately 300 bystanders. As a result, four teens and an adult were arrested, according to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Federico Freire, 27, who is on leave from Afghanistan, went to the movies at the Carmike Royal Palm 20, 5125 26th St. E., to see "Little Fockers" with his wife Kayln.

Freire said a group of about 20 teens were being obnoxious and loud during the movie. When they were asked to be quiet, some of teens began cussing. Kayln Freire went to find a manager and the youths were asked to leave. The couple left shortly afterwards.

“We were just so aggravated. We thought, ‘Forget this, we’re out of here,’” Federico Freire said during an interview Monday.

As they exited the theatre just before 10 p.m., Kayln Freire was surrounded by about 15 girls who looked as if they were going to attack her, Federico Freire said.

A witness said he had a firearm in his vehicle and offered to escort the couple to safety. Federico Freire said he told his wife to go with the witness to get her out of harm’s way.

Seven males then surrounded Federico Freire and began to kick and punch him.

“I got back up to defend myself and they started running everywhere,” he said. A crowd of more than 100 people began to form.

When Freire looked over at his wife, he saw a young male with his shirt off who punched her in the face, knocking her out. Freire went after the youth and the witness brandished his gun telling the crowd to step back.

Deputies soon arrived. As deputies were investigating, the manager of the theater asked anyone without a ticket to leave.

When a deputy asked one juvenile to leave several times, the teenager refused and hit the deputy, the release said.

Destiny McNeil

At one point, Destiny McNeil, 20, a relative of the juvenile attempted to intervene in the arrest and was arrested herself, the release said. Another male juvenile also hit the same deputy in the arm and resisted arrest after he was asked to leave the area. At that point, there were about 300 people involved in the incident.

All available deputies were asked to come out to the theater to help restore order to the area, the release said. The manager then shut down the theatre.

“I’m fine. My wife’s face is all swollen up. She’s got cuts in the inside of her mouth. I was able to defend myself pretty good because of my training, but I was more worried about her,” Freire said.

The situation is under investigation by the sheriff’s office and the charges and names of the juveniles who were arrested have not been released. Their ages range from 15 to 17-years-old, deputies said.

McNeil was charged with resisting arrest without violence and was released from Manatee County jail Sunday on a $750 bond.

Freire, is based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

"The saddest part about it was that this was our first date night together in a long time," Freire's wife, Kalyn, said in an interview Wednesday with "We were just looking to spend some time together."

Freire, a Florida native stationed at Camp Pendelton in California, said he and his wife asked a group of "obnoxiously loud" teenagers talking on cell phones to "be quiet" during the 8:20 p.m. movie.

"This was my first time back in town from my tour in Iraq," he said.


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

This was a dangerous, violent and damaging assault by a mob, done because some of them were asked to be quiet in a theater, something as simple as just asking for someeone to be quiet. Almost as though they wanted this confrontation and were seeking it out by causing trouble during the film.

To do this to a serviceman and his wife omg that is the lowest.

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Gitmo Detainees And Their Families In Yemen Chat Via Video

Gitmo detainees and their families in Yemen chat via video

The Seattle Times

With the prison camps at Guantánamo approaching their 10th year, the majority Yemeni captive population has just received a new perk: Video conferencing back to family via a new link set up by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The Geneva-based group announced the service’s inauguration on Tuesday, saying four Yemeni captives had been allowed to use the teleconferencing this month in calls beamed between the Navy base in southeast Cuba and the nation on the Arabian Peninsula.

Prisoners and family can speak by video for up to an hour, according to a Red Cross statement. It said some detainees and their families can now see and speak to each other “for the first time in almost a decade.”

The military at Guantánamo would not say whether all Yemeni captives can get video calls — or whether they are rewards in the Pentagon prison camps' compliance matrix.

"I can confirm some of our detainees are Yemenis," said Air Force Lt. Col. Donald Langley, a prison spokesman, refusing to speak to the specifics of the Red Cross announcement.

Some Yemeni captives have already passed their 10th year in U.S. custody, having been scooped up in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and turned over to invading U.S. forces.


Wild Thing's comment......

I am so fed up with us looking weaker and weaker. Our troops are risking their lives every second of every day, and then our government allows this kind of thing to go on.

I am so disappointed in the freaking Red Cross. As time goes by the more we learn about them the bigger disappointment they are. They sure have changed. Now they are some kind of civil rights etc. kind of organization or somerthing. sheesh

God bless the Salvation Army, they are always the very first at a disaster and they are for real. They were first to arrive at 9-11.

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Obama To Give Manhattan Back To Native Americans?

Obama to give Manhattan back to Native Americans?


Obama is voicing support for a U.N. resolution that could accomplish something as radical as relinquishing some U.S. sovereignty and opening a path for the return of ancient tribal lands to American Indians, including even parts of Manhattan.

The issue is causing alarm among legal experts.

In recent remarks at the White House during a "tribal nations conference," Obama endorsed the "United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People," which includes a sweeping declaration that "indigenous peoples have a right to lands and resources they traditionally occupied or otherwise used" but that later were acquired by occupying forces.

"U.N. resolutions like this claiming amorphous rights can be a stalking horse for future attempts to have international courts enforce broad interpretations of those rights at the expense of American sovereignty," Theodore Frank, a fellow with the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute, a leading public policy think tank in New York City, told WND.

Academic legal experts indicate that American Indians during the Carter era first drew up plans for reacquisition of lost tribal lands, setting the stage for the U.N. resolution that Obama is embracing. The feasibility study, eyeing 650 million acres of federally owned land in the U.S., was conducted by the Indian Education Institute at Eastern Oregon State, one expert recalled for WND.

"Re-purchase would restore land back to its original owners thus strengthening tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction over its people and land," Julianne Jennings Nottoway, a professor of anthropology at Pima Community College in Tuscon, Ariz., said. "Also, it would allow tribes the opportunity to develop socially, politically and economically as competitors as nation-states within a global context under the act of self-determination."

The Bush White House refused to support the U.N. resolution.

But last year, the Democrat-majority House and Senate passed a resolution that, in Obama's words, acknowledges "the sad and painful chapters in our shared history – a history too often marred by broken promises and grave injustices against the First Americans."

The president said, "No statement can undo the damage that was done. But it is only by heeding the lessons of our history that we can move forward."

Obama's interest is personal. He noted during the 2008 presidential campaign he was officially adopted by the Crow Nation, an Indian tribe in Montana, and he was given an Indian name.

"My Crow name is 'One Who Helps People Throughout the Land,'" Obama said.

The U.N. policy that Obama wants the U.S. to embrace would enact the following measures on behalf of his adopted peoples, including repatriation of land and regulations forcing the media to reflect the values of indigenous cultures:

* Article 26 states that nations "shall give legal recognition and protection to these lands, territories and resources" which were once owned by indigenous people.

* Article 21 indicates that nation "states shall take effective measures and, where appropriate, special measures to ensure continuing improvement of their (indigenous people's) economic and social conditions. Particular attention shall be paid to the rights and special needs of indigenous elders, women, youth, children and persons with disabilities."

* Article 16 compels nations to "take effective measures to ensure that state-owned media duly reflect indigenous cultural diversity. States … should encourage privately owned media to adequately reflect indigenous cultural diversity."

There are 47 articles in the U.N. resolution.

The international agreement is very serious business, one legal expert tells WND, and could cause problems for the U.S. long after Obama is gone from the White House, if made part of U.S. law.

"One can anticipate that some tribes will seek to use this resolution to re-litigate centuries-old land disputes that courts have already rejected," said Frank at the Manhattan Institute.

The litigation process, according to the roadmap drawn up during the Carter era, would seek, however, to create a "non-hostile environment" in which tribes could repurchase lands and "extinguish the rights of current occupants," Jennings Nottoway told WND.

The anthropology professor reckons that 30 percent of aboriginal land was not ceded to Americans through the process of treaty, "but assumed – false premise or without proof – ownership and subordination," she added.

"Tribes are not asking New Yorkers to leave Manhattan and leave their homes, memories and the lands on which they are built upon, but to make available open lands/spaces for repurchase that would be used exclusively for tribal affairs."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been softening the ground for this Obama policy for some months. The U.S. Department of State indicates on its website that it has completed a "policy review" and "tribal consultation" on the indigenous peoples treaty in recent weeks.

During the White House conference, Obama said it is his aim to ensure that American Indians "had a voice in the White House … so long as I held this office, never again would Native Americans be forgotten or ignored."


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

My first reaction was is this a joke??? I wish it was. And how they heck do they tell who is truly “indigenous.”

I wonder when Obama is going to get around to defending our rights to life, liberty and property?

Please God, isn't there some way this traitor to our country can be kicked out, sent to prison for treason or being a traitor or something??????????

....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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Hawaii Gov. Suddenly 'mum' On Obama Birth 'certificate'

Hawaii gov suddenly 'mum' on Obama birth 'certificate'

After blizzard of attacks on 'birthers,' Abercrombie now avoids interviews


Although Hawaii's newly elected Democrat governor, Neil Abercrombie, has recently given a flurry of high-profile media interviews condemning "birthers" who question Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility to occupy the Oval Office, suddenly he is declining to answer a few hard questions.

Abercrombie, 72, a former member of the U.S. House, may be trying to quell the surge of doubt among Americans – polls show nearly six in 10 doubt Obama's own eligibility story – by promising he will try to release additional records on Obama from his state's Department of Health vault.

He has, in just recent days, expressed his disdain toward "birthers" in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, on CNN, as well as the local Star Advertiser and Hawaii News Now.

His startling remarks appear to be in response to the recent polling results as well as the rapidly growing list of high-profile personalities and leaders publicly raising questions about Obama's eligibility.

"It [the Obama birth certificate controversy] is an insult to his [Obama's] mother and to his father; they were my friends, and I have an emotional interest in that," Abercrombie told the New York Times in a telephone interview Thursday. "It's an emotional insult. It is disrespectful to the president; it is disrespectful to the office."

It was just last week that Abercrombie himself injected new urgency into the ongoing controversy over Obama's birth certificate when the Star Advertiser reported the governor has been talking with the state attorney general's office and the director of the state Health Department to see how he can bypass Hawaii's privacy laws and release more information about whatever Obama records exist there.

Interestingly, the new governor's links to the controversy go way back.

Abercrombie claims to have seen baby Obama in Hawaii

Although he has acknowledged he was not present at the still-unidentified hospital in Honolulu to witness Obama's birth, Abercrombie long has claimed he socialized with Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham Obama when Barack Obama Jr. was yet a baby.

"Maybe I'm the only one in the country that could look you right in the eye and tell you, 'I was here when the baby was born,'" Abercrombie told the Chicago Tribune in an attempt to provide personal testimony to buttress the argument Obama was born in Hawaii as he has long claimed.

Abercrombie was a graduate teaching assistant in sociology at the University of Hawaii when Barack Obama Sr. arrived in 1959 from Kenya to enroll as the first African-born student in the university's history.

The problem with Abercrombie’s testimony is that Barack Obama Sr. and his wife, Ann Dunham, did not live together as man and wife with their baby son as Abercrombie claims to have witnessed.

You can continue reading here.


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

Abercrombie has really stepped into it. All the good governor need do is to request that the party (Obama) with a tangible interest in Obama's vital records authorize their release to a neutral third party (anybody other than!) for public dissemination.

Abercrombie is a member of the Democratic Socialist of America, which he publicly denies. It seems to be a good far leftie one has to be a LIAR in their DNA.

Nis name is right there on the list:
House Members Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)

LOL I wonder if someone told the Hawaii gov. to shut up. It’s funny how his friends are doing more to stoke this than the entire birther movement.

He is clearly hiding something. Let’s just find out what.

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December 29, 2010

NYC Sanitation Workers Destroy a Ford Explorer

Strong language in video.....just to let you know.

The vehicle is a NYC Dept of Buildings city owned vehicle.


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

Just my opinion but why didn't they drag the tractor sideways a few feet, away from the parked vehicle, with the tow truck winch.

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Nancy Pelosi"s 111th Congress Added More Debt Than First 100 Congresses Combined

Nancy Pelosi promised to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history.

Check this video out, it has clips from the past Congress, well done video!!!!!

111th Congress Added More Debt Than First 100 Congresses Combined: $10,429 Per Person in U.S.

Monday, December 27, 2010


By Terence P. Jeffrey

The federal government has accumulated more new debt--$3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29)—during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official debt figures published by the U.S. Treasury.

That equals $10,429.64 in new debt for each and every one of the 308,745,538 people counted in the United States by the 2010 Census.

The total national debt of $13,858,529,371,601.09 (or $13.859 trillion), as recorded by the U.S. Treasury at the close of business on Dec. 22, now equals $44,886.57 for every man, woman and child in the United States.

In fact, the 111th Congress not only has set the record as the most debt-accumulating Congress in U.S. history, but also has out-stripped its nearest competitor, the 110th, by an astounding $1.262 trillion in new debt.

Although the 111th Congress cast its last vote on Dec. 22, it will not officially adjourn until next week.

Democrats controlled both the House and Senate in the 110th and 111th Congresses.

Still, the $3.22 trillion in new debt accumulated during the record-setting 111th Congress is more than three times the $1.054 trillion in new debt accumulated by the last Republican-majority Congress (the 109th) which adjourned on Dec. 8, 2006.

During the Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) tenure as speaker, which commenced on Jan. 4, 2007, the federal government has run up $5.177 trillion in new debt. That is about equal to the total debt the federal government accumulated in the first 220 years of the nation's existence, with the federal debt rising from $5.173 trillion on July 23, 1996 to $5.181 trillion on July 24, 1996.

In her inaugural address as speaker, Pelosi vowed that Congress would engage in no new deficit spending.

"After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending,” she said in an address from the speaker’s podium. “Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt."


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

This is mind boggling!

This past Nov. 2nd has to be repeated over and over and over again until they all finally get it!

Notice in the video too how disrespectrful the dems are to the Republicans. They truly only care about themselves, not we the people, and not our beloved America.

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Pilot Who Angered TSA With YouTube Video Goes Public

Pilot who angered TSA with YouTube video goes public

Chris Liu, the pilot who angered Janet Napolitano last week by revealing potential loopholes in airport security, went public on Monday. The 50 year-old pilot told CNN that TSA sent an anti-terrorism task force to his home after he posted his video on YouTube.

The pilot who posted a cell phone video on YouTube revealing potential loopholes in airport security identified himself Monday and said he is “pretty shocked” by the national uproar he has caused.

Chris Liu, a 50-year-old Colfax resident and 27-year veteran pilot, said in an interview with a Sacramento television station that he never imagined his “little video” of what he felt were lax procedures at San Francisco International Airport would get much attention.

The video, posted Nov. 30, has since been pulled from YouTube, and Liu has been stripped of his role in a federal anti-terrorism program that allowed him to carry a handgun while flying. His story has been covered by media across the country – including local outlets, CNN and Fox News.

“I never even thought about being an activist,” Liu told News 10 Monday night, “but it’s kind of turning into that direction.”

A website Liu set up to chronicle his story indicates a man on a mission.

“The Patriot Pilot: An American Hero,” describes what Liu views as a contrast between security measures faced by travelers and airline employees and those faced by ground crews. He also expresses his frustration with the Transportation Security Administration’s response to his security complaint.

TSA officials arrived at Liu's Colfax house earlier this month and confiscated his weapon. Placer County sheriff's deputies, who accompanied the TSA, suspended his permit to carry a concealed weapon.

TSA authorities have defended the action, saying that pilots who participate in the program "must be able to maintain sensitive security information."

Werno said that Liu has since flown several flights, but remains under investigation by the TSA.

Liu's gripe with airport security measures focuses on ground crews who he said need only swipe a badge to access the tarmac and parked planes.

Neither the ground workers nor their belongings are inspected, Liu argues.

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

This pilot was merely pointing out what anyone can plainly see walking through any terminal so it's not like he is exposing TSA secrets. This is pure government harassment.

When this kind of thing happens it makes anyone afraid to speak up and that is not a good thing.

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Chris Matthews: Why Doesn't Obama Just Release The Birth Certificate?

On Monday night's edition of "Hardball," host Chris Matthews talked about putting the birth certificate controversy surrounding President Obama to rest.

I am not a birther, I am an enemy of the birthers,” Matthews assured Page and Corn, before comparing a so-called “long form” birth certificate to the more abridged copy that Obama has released. “Why has the president himself not demanded that they put out the initial documents?” he asked.


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

OK good and also ask to see obama's his six Social Security cards, real Selective Service registration card, and his school records, and and and all the things locked and hiden.

I don't trust Matthews, something is up. Maybe there is a forgery that is ready and he has been told to mention it. Obama has spent over 2 Million on legal costs to see that this doesn’t get released to the public so either the fake one is ready or something else is up.

Either this is a setup or the roof is about to cave in.

The lies they spin, the webs they weave.

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December 28, 2010

No Posts Today

I am so sorry, but there won't be any posts today. Not sure if I have the flu or if I ate something that made me sick.

Later today I will try to respond to yesterdays comments, I read them just now and thank you so mcuh for sharing.

((hug ))

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December 27, 2010

Side by Side Sung At Nursing Home Talent Show ~ A Must See!


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


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

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

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The Last Six Seconds

The Last Six Seconds

Speech by Marine Lt. General Kelly as he spoke.

On Nov 13, 2010, Lt General John Kelly, USMC gave a speech to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis , MO. This was 4 days after his son, Lt Robert Kelly, USMC was killed by an IED while on his 3rd Combat tour. During his speech, General Kelly spoke about the dedication and valor of our young men and women who step forward each and every day to protect us.

During the speech, he never mentioned the loss of his own son. He closed the speech with the moving account of the last 6 seconds in the lives of 2 young Marines who died with rifles blazing to protect their brother Marines.

This is that speech:

Nine years ago two of the four commercial aircraft took off from Boston, Newark, and Washington. Took off fully loaded with men, women and children—all innocent, and all soon to die. These aircraft were targeted at the World Trade Towers in New York, the Pentagon, and likely the Capitol in Washington, D.C… Three found their mark. No American alive old enough to remember will ever forget exactly where they were, exactly what they were doing, and exactly who they were with at the moment they watched the aircraft dive into the World Trade Towers on what was, until then, a beautiful morning in New York City. Within the hour 3,000 blameless human beings would be vaporized, incinerated, or crushed in the most agonizing ways imaginable. The most wretched among them—over 200—driven mad by heat, hopelessness, and utter desperation leapt to their deaths from 1,000 feet above Lower Manhattan. We soon learned hundreds more were murdered at the Pentagon, and in a Pennsylvania farmer’s field.

Once the buildings had collapsed and the immensity of the attack began to register most of us had no idea of what to do, or where to turn. As a nation, we were scared like we had not been scared for generations. Parents hugged their children to gain as much as to give comfort. Strangers embraced in the streets stunned and crying on one another’s shoulders seeking solace, as much as to give it. Instantaneously, American patriotism soared not “as the last refuge” as our national-cynical class would say, but in the darkest times Americans seek refuge in family, and in country, remembering that strong men and women have always stepped forward to protect the nation when the need was dire—and it was so God awful dire that day—and remains so today.

There was, however, a small segment of America that made very different choices that day…actions the rest of America stood in awe of on 9/11 and every day since. The first were our firefighters and police, their ranks decimated that day as they ran towards—not away from—danger and certain death. They were doing what they’d sworn to do—“protect and serve”—and went to their graves having fulfilled their sacred oath. Then there was your Armed Forces, and I know I am a little biased in my opinion here, but the best of them are Marines. Most wearing the Eagle, Globe and Anchor today joined the unbroken ranks of American heroes after that fateful day not for money, or promises of bonuses or travel to exotic liberty ports, but for one reason and one reason alone; because of the terrible assault on our way of life by men they knew must be killed and extremist ideology that must be destroyed. A plastic flag in their car window was not their response to the murderous assault on our country. No, their response was a commitment to protect the nation swearing an oath to their God to do so, to their deaths. When future generations ask why America is still free and the heyday of Al Qaeda and their terrorist allies was counted in days rather than in centuries as the extremists themselves predicted, our hometown heroes—soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Marines—can say, “because of me and people like me who risked all to protect millions who will never know my name.”

As we sit here right now, we should not lose sight of the fact that America is at risk in a way it has never been before. Our enemy fights for an ideology based on an irrational hatred of who we are. Make no mistake about that no matter what certain elements of the “chattering class” relentlessly churn out. We did not start this fight, and it will not end until the extremists understand that we as a people will never lose our faith or our courage. If they persist, these terrorists and extremists and the nations that provide them sanctuary, they must know they will continue to be tracked down and captured or killed. America’s civilian and military protectors both here at home and overseas have for nearly nine years fought this enemy to a standstill and have never for a second “wondered why.” They know, and are not afraid. Their struggle is your struggle. They hold in disdain those who claim to support them but not the cause that takes their innocence, their limbs, and even their lives. As a democracy—“We the People”—and that by definition is every one of us—sent them away from home and hearth to fight our enemies. We are all responsible. I know it doesn’t apply to those of us here tonight but if anyone thinks you can somehow thank them for their service, and not support the cause for which they fight—America’s survival—then they are lying to themselves and rationalizing away something in their lives, but, more importantly, they are slighting our warriors and mocking their commitment to the nation.

Since this generation’s “day of infamy” the American military has handed our ruthless enemy defeat-after-defeat but it will go on for years, if not decades, before this curse has been eradicated. We have done this by unceasing pursuit day and night into whatever miserable lair Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their allies, might slither into to lay in wait for future opportunities to strike a blow at freedom. America’s warriors have never lost faith in their mission, or doubted the correctness of their cause. They face dangers everyday that their countrymen safe and comfortable this night cannot imagine. But this has always been the case in all the wars our military have been sent to fight. Not to build empires, or enslave peoples, but to free those held in the grip of tyrants while at the same time protecting our nation, its citizens, and our shared values. And, ladies and gentlemen, think about this, the only territory we as a people have ever asked for from any nation we have fought alongside, or against, since our founding, the entire extent of our overseas empire, as a few hundred acres of land for the 24 American cemeteries scattered around the globe. It is in these cemeteries where 220,000 of our sons and daughters rest in glory for eternity, or are memorialized forever because their earthly remains are lost forever in the deepest depths of the oceans, or never recovered from far flung and nameless battlefields. As a people, we can be proud because billions across the planet today live free, and billions yet unborn will also enjoy the same freedom and a chance at prosperity because America sent its sons and daughters out to fight and die for them, as much as for us.

Yes, we are at war, and are winning, but you wouldn’t know it because successes go unreported, and only when something does go sufficiently or is sufficiently controversial, it is highlighted by the media elite that then sets up the “know it all” chattering class to offer their endless criticism. These self-proclaimed experts always seem to know better—but have never themselves been in the arena. We are at war and like it or not, that is a fact. It is not Bush’s war, and it is not Obama’s war, it is our war and we can’t run away from it. Even if we wanted to surrender, there is no one to surrender to. Our enemy is savage, offers absolutely no quarter, and has a single focus and that is either kill every one of us here at home, or enslave us with a sick form of extremism that serves no God or purpose that decent men and women could ever grasp. St Louis is as much at risk as is New York and Washington, D.C… Given the opportunity to do another 9/11, our merciless enemy would do it today, tomorrow, and every day thereafter. If, and most in the know predict that it is only a matter of time, he acquires nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons, these extremists will use these weapons of mass murder against us without a moment’s hesitation. These butchers we fight killed more than 3,000 innocents on 9/11. As horrible as that death toll was, consider for a moment that the monsters that organized those strikes against New York and Washington, D.C. killed only 3,000 not because that was enough to make their sick and demented point, but because he couldn’t figure out how to kill 30,000, or 300,000, or 30 million of us that terrible day. I don’t know why they hate us, and I don’t care. We have a saying in the Marine Corps and that is “no better friend, no worse enemy, than a U.S. Marine.” We always hope for the first, friendship, but are certainly more than ready for the second. If its death they want, its death they will get, and the Marines will continue showing them the way to hell if that’s what will make them happy.

Because our America hasn’t been successfully attacked since 9/11 many forget because we want to forget…to move on. As Americans we all dream and hope for peace, but we must be realistic and acknowledge that hope is never an option or course of action when the stakes are so high. Others are less realistic or less committed, or are working their own agendas, and look for ways to blame past presidents or in some other way to rationalize a way out of this war. The problem is our enemy is not willing to let us go. Regardless of how much we wish this nightmare would go away, our enemy will stay forever on the offensive until he hurts us so badly we surrender, or we kill him first. To him, this is not about our friendship with Israel, or about territory, resources, jobs, or economic opportunity in the Middle East. No, it is about us as a people. About our freedom to worship any God we please in any way we want. It is about the worth of every man, and the worth of every woman, and their equality in the eyes of God and the law; of how we live our lives with our families, inside the privacy of our own homes. It’s about the God-given rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable right.” As Americans we hold these truths to be self-evident. He doesn’t. We love what we have; he despises who we are. Our positions can never be reconciled. He cannot be deterred…only defeated. Compromise is out of the question.

It is a fact that our country today is in a life and death struggle against an evil enemy, but America as a whole is certainly not at war. Not as a country. Not as a people. Today, only a tiny fraction—less than a percent—shoulder the burden of fear and sacrifice, and they shoulder it for the rest of us. Their sons and daughters who serve are men and women of character who continue to believe in this country enough to put life and limb on the line without qualification, and without thought of personal gain, and they serve so that the sons and daughters of the other 99% don’t have to. No big deal, though, as Marines have always been “the first to fight” paying in full the bill that comes with being free…for everyone else.

The comforting news for every American is that our men and women in uniform, and every Marine, is as good today as any in our history. As good as what their heroic, under-appreciated, and largely abandoned fathers and uncles were in Vietnam, and their grandfathers were in Korea and World War II. They have the same steel in their backs and have made their own mark etching forever places like Ramadi, Fallujah, and Baghdad, Iraq, and Helmand and Sagin, Afghanistan that are now part of the legend and stand just as proudly alongside Belleau Wood, Iwo Jima, Inchon, Hue City, Khe Sanh, and Ashau Valley, Vietnam. None of them have every asked what their country could do for them, but always and with their lives asked what they could do for America. While some might think we have produced yet another generation of materialistic, consumeristic and self-absorbed young people, those who serve today have broken the mold and stepped out as real men, and real women, who are already making their own way in life while protecting ours. They know the real strength of a platoon, a battalion, or a country that is not worshiping at the altar of diversity, but in a melting point that stitches and strengthens by a sense of shared history, values, customs, hopes and dreams all of which unifies a people making them stronger, as opposed to an unruly gaggle of “hyphenated” or “multi-cultural individuals.”

And what are they like in combat in this war? Like Marines have been throughout our history. In my three tours in combat as an infantry officer and commanding general, I never saw one of them hesitate, or do anything other than lean into the fire and with no apparent fear of death or injury take the fight to our enemies. As anyone who has ever experienced combat knows, when it starts, when the explosions and tracers are everywhere and the calls for the Corpsman are screamed from the throats of men who know they are dying—when seconds seem like hours and it all becomes slow motion and fast forward at the same time—and the only rational act is to stop, get down, save yourself—they don’t. When no one would call them coward for cowering behind a wall or in a hole, slave to the most basic of all human instincts—survival—none of them do. It doesn’t matter if it’s an IED, a suicide bomber, mortar attack, sniper, fighting in the upstairs room of a house, or all of it at once; they talk, swagger, and, most importantly, fight today in the same way America’s Marines have since the Tun Tavern. They also know whose shoulders they stand on, and they will never shame any Marine living or dead.

We can also take comfort in the fact that these young Americans are not born killers, but are good and decent young men and women who for going on ten years have performed remarkable acts of bravery and selflessness to a cause they have decided is bigger and more important than themselves. Only a few months ago they were delivering your paper, stocking shelves in the local grocery store, worshiping in church on Sunday, or playing hockey on local ice. Like my own two sons who are Marines and have fought in Iraq, and today in Sagin, Afghanistan, they are also the same kids that drove their cars too fast for your liking, and played the God-awful music of their generation too loud, but have no doubt they are the finest of their generation. Like those who went before them in uniform, we owe them everything. We owe them our safety. We owe them our prosperity. We owe them our freedom. We owe them our lives. Any one of them could have done something more self-serving with their lives as the vast majority of their age group elected to do after high school and college, but no, they chose to serve knowing full well a brutal war was in their future. They did not avoid the basic and cherished responsibility of a citizen—the defense of country—they welcomed it. They are the very best this country produces, and have put every one of us ahead of themselves. All are heroes for simply stepping forward, and we as a people owe a debt we can never fully pay. Their legacy will be of selfless valor, the country we live in, the way we live our lives, and the freedoms the rest of their countrymen take for granted.

Over 5,000 have died thus far in this war; 8,000 if you include the innocents murdered on 9/11. They are overwhelmingly working class kids, the children of cops and firefighters, city and factory workers, school teachers and small business owners. With some exceptions they are from families short on stock portfolios and futures, but long on love of country and service to the nation. Just yesterday, too many were lost and a knock on the door late last night brought their families to their knees in a grief that will never-ever go away. Thousands more have suffered wounds since it all started, but like anyone who loses life or limb while serving others—including our firefighters and law enforcement personnel who on 9/11 were the first casualties of this war—they are not victims as they knew what they were about, and were doing what they wanted to do. The chattering class and all those who doubt America’s intentions, and resolve, endeavor to make them and their families out to be victims, but they are wrong. We who have served and are serving refuse their sympathy. Those of us who have lived in the dirt, sweat and struggle of the arena are not victims and will have none of that. Those with less of a sense of service to the nation never understand it when men and women of character step forward to look danger and adversity straight in the eye, refusing to blink, or give ground, even to their own deaths. The protected can’t begin to understand the price paid so they and their families can sleep safe and free at night. No, they are not victims, but are warriors, your warriors, and warriors are never victims regardless of how and where they fall. Death, or fear of death, has no power over them. Their paths are paved by sacrifice, sacrifices they gladly make…for you. They prove themselves everyday on the field of battle…for you. They fight in every corner of the globe…for you. They live to fight…for you, and they never rest because there is always another battle to be won in the defense of America.

I will leave you with a story about the kind of people they are. About the quality of the steel in their backs. About the kind of dedication they bring to our country while they serve in uniform and forever after as veterans.

Two years ago when I was the Commander of all U.S. and Iraqi forces, in fact, the 22nd of April 2008, two Marine infantry battalions, 1/9 “The Walking Dead,” and 2/8 were switching out in Ramadi. One battalion in the closing days of their deployment going home very soon, the other just starting its seven-month combat tour. Two Marines, Corporal Jonathan Yale and Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter, 22 and 20 years old respectively, one from each battalion, were assuming the watch together at the entrance gate of an outpost that contained a makeshift barracks housing 50 Marines. The same broken down ramshackle building was also home to 100 Iraqi police, also my men and our allies in the fight against the terrorists in Ramadi, a city until recently the most dangerous city on earth and owned by Al Qaeda.

Yale was a dirt poor mixed-race kid from Virginia with a wife and daughter, and a mother and sister who lived with him and he supported as well. He did this on a yearly salary of less than $23,000. Haerter, on the other hand, was a middle class white kid from Long Island . They were from two completely different worlds. Had they not joined the Marines they would never have met each other, or understood that multiple America ’s exist simultaneously depending on one’s race, education level, economic status, and where you might have been born.

But they were Marines, combat Marines, forged in the same crucible of Marine training, and because of this bond they were brothers as close, or closer, than if they were born of the same woman.

The mission orders they received from the sergeant squad leader I am sure went something like: “Okay you two clowns, stand this post and let no unauthorized personnel or vehicles pass.” “You clear?” I am also sure Yale and Haerter then rolled their eyes and said in unison something like: “Yes Sergeant,” with just enough attitude that made the point without saying the words, “No kidding sweetheart, we know what we’re doing.”

They then relieved two other Marines on watch and took up their post at the entry control point of Joint Security Station Nasser, in the Sophia section of Ramadi, Al Anbar, Iraq .

A few minutes later a large blue truck turned down the alley way-perhaps 60-70 yards in length-and sped its way through the serpentine of concrete jersey walls. The truck stopped just short of where the two were posted and detonated, killing them both catastrophically.

Twenty-four brick masonry houses were damaged or destroyed. A mosque 100 yards away collapsed. The truck’s engine came to rest two hundred yards away knocking most of a house down before it stopped. Our explosive experts reckoned the blast was made of 2,000 pounds of explosives. Two died, and because these two young infantrymen didn’t have it in their DNA to run from danger, they saved 150 of their Iraqi and American brothers-in-arms.

When I read the situation report about the incident a few hours after it happened I called the regimental commander for details as something about this struck me as different. Marines dying or being seriously wounded is commonplace in combat. We expect Marines regardless of rank or MOS to stand their ground and do their duty, and even die in the process, if that is what the mission takes. But this just seemed different. The regimental commander had just returned from the site and he agreed, but reported that there were no American witnesses to the event-just Iraqi police. I figured if there was any chance of finding out what actually happened and then to decorate the two Marines to acknowledge their bravery, I’d have to do it as a combat award that requires two eye-witnesses and we figured the bureaucrats back in Washington would never buy Iraqi statements. If it had any chance at all, it had to come under the signature of a general officer.

I traveled to Ramadi the next day and spoke individually to a half-dozen Iraqi police all of whom told the same story. The blue truck turned down into the alley and immediately sped up as it made its way through the serpentine. They all said, “We knew immediately what was going on as soon as the two Marines began firing.” The Iraqi police then related that some of them also fired, and then to a man, ran for safety just prior to the explosion. All survived. Many were injured, some seriously.

One of the Iraqis elaborated and with tears welling up said, “They’d run like any normal man would to save his life.” “What he didn’t know until then,” he said, “and what he learned that very instant, was that Marines are not normal.” Choking past the emotion he said, “Sir, in the name of God no sane man would have stood there and done what they did.” “No sane man.” “They saved us all.”

What we didn’t know at the time, and only learned a couple of days later after I wrote a summary and submitted both Yale and Haerter for posthumous Navy Crosses, was that one of our security cameras, damaged initially in the blast, recorded some of the suicide attack. It happened exactly as the Iraqis had described it. It took exactly six seconds from when the truck entered the alley until it detonated.

You can watch the last six seconds of their young lives. Putting myself in their heads I supposed it took about a second for the two Marines to separately come to the same conclusion about what was going on once the truck came into their view at the far end of the alley. Exactly no time to talk it over, or call the sergeant to ask what they should do. Only enough time to take half an instant and think about what the sergeant told them to do only a few minutes before: “.let no unauthorized personnel or vehicles pass.” The two Marines had about five seconds left to live.

It took maybe another two seconds for them to present their weapons, take aim, and open up. By this time the truck was half-way through the barriers and gaining speed the whole time. Here, the recording shows a number of Iraqi police, some of whom had fired their AKs, now scattering like the normal and rational men they were-some running right past the Marines.

They had three seconds left to live.

For about two seconds more, the recording shows the Marines’ weapons firing non-stop.the truck’s windshield exploding into shards of glass as their rounds take it apart and tore in to the body of the SOB who is trying to get past them to kill their brothers-American and Iraqi-bedded down in the barracks totally unaware of the fact that their lives at that moment depended entirely on two Marines standing their ground. If they had been aware, they would have known they were safe, because two Marines stood between them and a crazed suicide bomber. The recording shows the truck careening to a stop immediately in front of the two Marines. In all of the instantaneous violence Yale and Haerter never hesitated. By all reports and by the recording, they never stepped back. They never even started to step aside. They never even shifted their weight. With their feet spread shoulder width apart, they leaned into the danger, firing as fast as they could work their weapons. They had only one second left to live.

The truck explodes. The camera goes blank. Two young men go to their God. Six seconds. Not enough time to think about their families, their country, their flag, or about their lives or their deaths, but more than enough time for two very brave young men to do their duty, into eternity. That is the kind of people who are on watch all over the world tonight-for you.

We Marines believe that God gave America the greatest gift he could bestow to man while he lived on this earth-freedom.

We also believe he gave us another gift nearly as precious-our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Marines-to safeguard that gift and guarantee no force on this earth can every steal it away.

It has been my distinct honor to have been with you here today. Rest assured our America, this experiment in democracy started over two centuries ago, will forever remain the “land of the free and home of the brave” so long as we never run out of tough young Americans who are willing to look beyond their own self-interest and comfortable lives, and go into the darkest and most dangerous places on earth to hunt down, and kill, those who would do us harm.

God Bless America , and..SEMPER FIDELIS!”



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

WHEW wow, there is no way I could read this without crying. I am in awe of our Veterans and our men and women serving today. Awe because of their spirit, their hearts and their sacrifices they have made and continue to make for our country and for all of us to keep us free and safe. Our country has been so blessed to have such warriors.

Thank you, General Kelly for telling their story while in mourning for your son.

My condolences to General Kelly.May his son, Lt. Kelly Rest In Peace. And also the two heroes cited by General Kelly, Marines, forever young, and to whom we owe so much.

"We Marines believe that God gave America the greatest gift he could bestow to man while he lived on this earth-freedom. We also believe he gave us another gift nearly as precious-our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Marines-to safeguard that gift and guarantee no force on this earth can every steal it away."

God I wish I could do something more for our warriors and Veterans.

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Environmentalists Fear Navy Tests Will Hurt Whales

Environmentalists fear Navy tests will hurt whales



Environmentalists are worried that plans to expand Navy testing off the California, Oregon and Washington coasts will pose a danger for whales.

A proposal for increased sailor training and weapons testing, as well as underwater training minefield for submarines in the Navy’s Northwest Training Range, have been approved by the Obama administration.

The area – 122,400 nautical square miles of space, equal roughly to the size of California – has been used for Navy training since before World War II.

The Bellingham Herald reports environmentalists are concerned about plans to expand training there.

In a letter to the Navy, the Natural Resources Defense Council said the plan “would pose significant risk to whales, fish and other wildlife.” They are concerned about hazardous materials in the water from both spent and unexploded weapons.

Environmentalists worry about the safety of the 150 orcas known to live in the Puget Sound and along the Pacific coastline from Washington to California.

“They’re all very susceptible,” said Howard Garrett, the president of Orca Network, a nonprofit group based in Washington state. “The Navy is single-minded and they’re focused, and the whales are very much a secondary concern to them.”

The group is among the many opponents in Washington state and California lining up against the Navy’s plan.

Navy officials have been assuring the public that the marine life will be safe.

"We are not even permitted to kill even one marine mammal. ... What people don't seem to understand is we share the environment with everybody," said Sheila Murray, a Navy spokeswoman. "It's our environment, too. Of course we want to take care of it. The Navy goes to great lengths to protect the marine environment."

Of the Navy's expanded operations at the site, she said: "This training is important. It allows Naval forces to be prepared."

The Natural Resources Defense Council worries the Navy will release a variety of hazardous materials into coastal waters, including "thousands of rounds of spent ammunition and unexploded ordnance containing chromium, chromium compounds, depleted uranium" and more.

The council also believes the mid-frequency sonar the Navy uses to detect submarines and underwater objects interferes with whales' ability to navigate and communicate, and that the chronic noise can interfere with whales' brain development and depress reproductive rates.


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

The fact that this area has been used before and goes way back makes me wonder why the enviro's are all in a hissy fit about it. Those idiots don’t care about whales. The mere presence of anything military is enough to set them off.

The consequence of not training is having a military that can't defend the country. The lives lost will be blood on the hands of the environmentalists.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (5)

December 26, 2010

Officer Won't Sign Order For Troop Indoctrination

Officer won't sign order for troop indoctrination


Obama's repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is already damaging the U.S. military.

An Army lieutenant colonel has asked to be relieved of command rather than order his troops to go through pro-homosexual indoctrination following the repeal of the policy, which required homosexuals to keep silent about their sexual preference.

Currently the commander of a battalion-sized unit in the Army National Guard, the officer also has threatened to resign his commission rather than undergo "behavior modification" training intended to counter his religious convictions about homosexuality.

The soldier sent the following letter to his commanding officer:

Subject: Request for Relief from Command due to Personal Moral Conflict with New Homosexual Policy

1. I respectfully request to be relieved of Command of XXX Squadron, XXX Cavalry prior to new policy implementation subsequent to the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." My personal religious beliefs and moral convictions do not permit me to treat homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle, compatible with military service, any more than adultery, illicit drug use, or criminal activity. I believe this lifestyle runs counter to good order and discipline in military units, and I refuse to sacrifice my belief system, protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, in order to fall in line with the command policy that will logically follow. This new policy will undoubtedly include mandatory sensitivity training as well as same-sex partner inclusion in Family Readiness Group activities and integration into the full spectrum of other military benefits, as well as a whole new category of discrimination standards and investigative procedures. I will not, as a commander, put my signature on a training schedule or other document recognizing or legitimizing any of these things that contradict my personal beliefs.

2. I would like to remain in the XXX Army National Guard until I am eligible for retirement (at 20 years and 0 days), which would be in the late summer of 2012, but on grounds of my religious beliefs, I will not attend sensitivity or behavior modification training consequential to this policy change, even if it means disciplinary action. I regret that I cannot continue to serve in the military further, but feel that my efforts would be insincere because my heart will no longer be in it."

"I will not be the person who forces this training on my soldiers," the officer, whose identity was being protected, told WND. He plans to go on the record as soon as he discusses his request with his chain of command.

The officer said he's aware of other officers who intend to resign their commissions.

"These people want to serve. I want to serve. I love my job, but I can't do this job once they begin to implement this policy," he told WND.

Under the terms of the DADT repeal, the armed forces will not be permitted to allow open homosexuality in the service until the president, secretary of defense and head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff can certify that terminating DADT will not impair military readiness. During the transition period that will precede certification, the military plans to require servicemen to attend mandatory training sessions intended to change their attitudes toward homosexuality.

"Very few soldiers are fine with open homosexuals in the service," said the officer. "I cannot believe the numbers jibe with what was published in the previous survey," referring to a study commissioned by the Pentagon to assess whether the military could safely repeal DADT.

"I did not give up my constitutional rights and freedom of religion when I joined the military. I don't believe in subjecting myself to all of the behavior modification and sensitivity training. They're going to try to push the position that this is an acceptable lifestyle."

Beyond concerns about violating his own conscience and the beliefs of his soldiers, the officer predicts several additional adverse consequences to repealing the military's ban on open homosexuality.

"I don't believe the steps they're taking allow a commander to maintain good order and discipline in a military unit," the officer told WND. "DADT was a compromise to allow homosexuals to serve as long as they kept it to themselves. Now they'll be able to throw their lifestyle in everybody's face and commanders won't be able to do anything about it."

The officer also predicted problems with retention and recruitment:

"I think it might not have an immediate, huge impact, but as enlistments expire you'll get people who vote with their feet and leave the service, and I don't believe the recruiting effort is going to offset the amount of people that leave. The military historically attracts a more conservative group of people who have certain principles and beliefs and swear an oath to the Constitution."

Some experts predict as many as a quarter of Americans in military service will resign or leave earlier than planned because of the advent of open homosexuality. Nearly half of the Marine Corps respondents to the Pentagon survey said they would consider leaving the service earlier than planned.

The officer also predicted growing security problems as homosexuals become more prevalent in the service.

"One of the Army values is selfless service. Placing the good of the nation above personal desires is an essential trait of a good soldier, who may be called upon to give his or her life in the nation's defense. When you start trying to attract people who are so self-centered that they put living their lifestyle out in the open above the needs of their country and national defense, then you have a really dangerous combination. That's when you get instances like PFC Bradley Manning, who is a homosexual. Because of his personal beliefs and bitterness toward the military he decided to leak 150,000 sensitive wires that have done irreparable damage to our nation."

Manning, an openly gay soldier, reportedly sent many thousands of sensitive documents to the Wikileaks website out of anger over the military's ban on open homosexuality.


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

An Army lieutenant colonel has asked to be relieved of command rather than order his troops to go through pro-homosexual indoctrination following the repeal of the policy, which required homosexuals to keep silent about their sexual preference.

Incredible. They already have the “training programs” in place? I guess they (the US govt under Dictator Obama were pretty sure this was going to go through.

This was the primary objective of the homosexual agenda in general and the repeal of DADT specifically: Demoralize and compromise the United States military.

The Left is using our Military, which they hate so much, as a mechanism by which their agenda is inflicted upon society and culture and anyone who dares to disagree will have the full force of military justice turned upon them and they will risk having their lives destroyed if they don't "get their mind right"

Never forget the names of these worthless so called Republicans that voted Yes along with the Democrats on this:

Brown (R-MA)
Burr (R-NC)
Collins (R-ME)
Ensign (R-NV)
Kirk (R-IL)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Snowe (R-ME)
Voinovich (R-OH)

Republicans Not Voting:

Bunning (R-KY)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT

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

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Obama Returns to End-of-Life Plan That Caused Stir

Obama Returns to End-of-Life Plan That Caused Stir

New York Times

December 25, 2010

When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over “death panels,” Democrats dropped it from legislation to overhaul the health care system. But the Obama administration will achieve the same goal by regulation, starting Jan. 1.

Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment.

Congressional supporters of the new policy, though pleased, have kept quiet. They fear provoking another furor like the one in 2009 when Republicans seized on the idea of end-of-life counseling to argue that the Democrats’ bill would allow the government to cut off care for the critically ill.

The final version of the health care legislation, signed into law by President Obama in March, authorized Medicare coverage of yearly physical examinations, or wellness visits. The new rule says Medicare will cover “voluntary advance care planning,” to discuss end-of-life treatment, as part of the annual visit.

Under the rule, doctors can provide information to patients on how to prepare an “advance directive,” stating how aggressively they wish to be treated if they are so sick that they cannot make health care decisions for themselves.

While the new law does not mention advance care planning, the Obama administration has been able to achieve its policy goal through the regulation-writing process, a strategy that could become more prevalent in the next two years as the president deals with a strengthened Republican opposition in Congress.

In this case, the administration said research had shown the value of end-of-life planning.

“Advance care planning improves end-of-life care and patient and family satisfaction and reduces stress, anxiety and depression in surviving relatives,” the administration said in the preamble to the Medicare regulation, quoting research published this year in the British Medical Journal.

The administration also cited research by Dr. Stacy M. Fischer, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who found that “end-of-life discussions between doctor and patient help ensure that one gets the care one wants.” In this sense, Dr. Fischer said, such consultations “protect patient autonomy.”

Opponents said the Obama administration was bringing back a procedure that could be used to justify the premature withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from people with severe illnesses and disabilities.

Section 1233 of the bill passed by the House in November 2009 — but not included in the final legislation — allowed Medicare to pay for consultations about advance care planning every five years. In contrast, the new rule allows annual discussions as part of the wellness visit.

Elizabeth D. Wickham, executive director of LifeTree, which describes itself as “a pro-life Christian educational ministry,” said she was concerned that end-of-life counseling would encourage patients to forgo or curtail care, thus hastening death.

“The infamous Section 1233 is still alive and kicking,” Ms. Wickham said. “Patients will lose the ability to control treatments at the end of life.”

Several Democratic members of Congress, led by Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Senator John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia, had urged the administration to cover end-of-life planning as a service offered under the Medicare wellness benefit. A national organization of hospice care providers made the same recommendation.

Mr. Blumenauer, the author of the original end-of-life proposal, praised the rule as “a step in the right direction.”

“It will give people more control over the care they receive,” Mr. Blumenauer said in an interview. “It means that doctors and patients can have these conversations in the normal course of business, as part of our health care routine, not as something put off until we are forced to do it.”

After learning of the administration’s decision, Mr. Blumenauer’s office celebrated “a quiet victory,” but urged supporters not to crow about it.

“While we are very happy with the result, we won’t be shouting it from the rooftops because we aren’t out of the woods yet,” Mr. Blumenauer’s office said in an e-mail in early November to people working with him on the issue. “This regulation could be modified or reversed, especially if Republican leaders try to use this small provision to perpetuate the ‘death panel’ myth.”

This part below is page two of the article I speak about in my comment below..... this is where they tell about how they kept it quiet. ~ Wild Thing


Moreover, the e-mail said: “We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists, even if they are ‘supporters’ — e-mails can too easily be forwarded.”

The e-mail continued: “Thus far, it seems that no press or blogs have discovered it, but we will be keeping a close watch and may be calling on you if we need a rapid, targeted response. The longer this goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it.”

In the interview, Mr. Blumenauer said, “Lies can go viral if people use them for political purposes.”

The proposal for Medicare coverage of advance care planning was omitted from the final health care bill because of the uproar over unsubstantiated claims that it would encourage euthanasia.

Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate, and Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio, the House Republican leader, led the criticism in the summer of 2009. Ms. Palin said “Obama’s death panel” would decide who was worthy of health care. Mr. Boehner, who is in line to become speaker, said, “This provision may start us down a treacherous path toward government-encouraged euthanasia.” Forced onto the defensive, Mr. Obama said that nothing in the bill would “pull the plug on grandma.”

A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests that the idea of death panels persists. In the September poll, 30 percent of Americans 65 and older said the new health care law allowed a government panel to make decisions about end-of-life care for people on Medicare. The law has no such provision.

The new policy is included in a huge Medicare regulation setting payment rates for thousands of services including arthroscopy, mastectomy and X-rays.

The rule was issued by Dr. Donald M. Berwick, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a longtime advocate for better end-of-life care.

“Using unwanted procedures in terminal illness is a form of assault,” Dr. Berwick has said. “In economic terms, it is waste. Several techniques, including advance directives and involvement of patients and families in decision-making, have been shown to reduce inappropriate care at the end of life, leading to both lower cost and more humane care.”

Ellen B. Griffith, a spokeswoman for the Medicare agency, said, “The final health care reform law has no provision for voluntary advance care planning.” But Ms. Griffith added, under the new rule, such planning “may be included as an element in both the first and subsequent annual wellness visits, providing an opportunity to periodically review and update the beneficiary’s wishes and preferences for his or her medical care.”

Mr. Blumenauer and Mr. Rockefeller said that advance directives would help doctors and nurses provide care in keeping with patients’ wishes.

“Early advance care planning is important because a person’s ability to make decisions may diminish over time, and he or she may suddenly lose the capability to participate in health care decisions,” the lawmakers said in a letter to Dr. Berwick in August.

In a recent study of 3,700 people near the end of life, Dr. Maria J. Silveira of the University of Michigan found that many had “treatable, life-threatening conditions” but lacked decision-making capacity in their final days. With the new Medicare coverage, doctors can learn a patient’s wishes before a crisis occurs.

For example, Dr. Silveira said, she might ask a person with heart disease, “If you have another heart attack and your heart stops beating, would you want us to try to restart it?” A patient dying of emphysema might be asked, “Do you want to go on a breathing machine for the rest of your life?” And, she said, a patient with incurable cancer might be asked, “When the time comes, do you want us to use technology to try and delay your death?”


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

They just can't let it go. Maybe they'd like to indulge in a bit of it themselves and we'll be the judge of whether or not it works ~ ON THEM!

Bwahahahahahaha! Stupid Democrat thugs. We know who they are.

Cost containment eventually will require the enforcement of some end of life protocol. This is step one.

Republicans who think this jackass is someone who will "move to the center" or act in "good faith" after this last November election are dead wrong. Obama's ideas and agenda needs to be crushed....and NO COMPROMISE.

Congressional supporters of the new policy, though pleased, have kept quiet. They fear provoking another furor like the one in 2009 when Republicans seized on the idea of end-of-life counseling to argue that the Democrats’ bill would allow the government to cut off care for the critically ill.

In other words, don't let people know what you're really doing.

Because, if they found out, they'd be ticked off.

Liberalism in action

People need to read this entire article. Almost the entire second page is devoted to the efforts to keep this quiet so they get no resistance. If you know of others interested in the article please forward to them too.

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Vets Protest Plan Opening Military To Homosexuals

Vets protest plan opening military to homosexuals

Officer requests command relief over scheduled 'behavior modifications'


Veterans and active duty personnel alike are reacting harshly to the news that Barack Obama has signed the repeal of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, and one much-needed leader already could be lost to the military.

A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army has confirmed to WND that he is asking to be relieved of the command of his squadron because of the new policy. And former combat personnel are telling WND that they are continuing to keep the pressure on Congress to reverse itself.

"I have already requested through my chain of command that I be relieved of command of my squadron prior to new policy implementation on grounds that my personal beliefs don't permit me to force the coming 'behavior modifications' training and other inevitable policies on my soldiers," the officer, whose name has been withheld, wrote to WND.

The statement highlights the question of whether soldiers themselves are ready to go along with the controversial social experiment imposed by Congress, or whether they'll carefully withdraw from command positions and troop ranks, pack their bags and leave the military.

Earlier, during congressional debate over the radical Obama plan to make the military more "gay"-friendly, officials reported that 12.6 percent of the personnel, some 264,600 soldiers, said they would leave sooner than planned because of the change. Another quarter of a million said that would be among their options when considering their careers.

The survey, done by the military itself, said nearly one-third of Marines would leave sooner than planned and another 16.2 percent would consider that – hitting possibly half of the members of the corps.

Another member of the military, whose name also is being withheld, warned that group showers, lack of doors on bathroom stalls and no doors in dressing areas now become issues.

"Who do I sue if I feel harassed? The drill instructor? His commanding officer? The post/base commander? Or does my harasser suffer a fall going down the stairs? Or from a high point in the obstacle course? How many harassment complaints until the pervert is washed out? How many witnesses to the event are required?" he asked.

"I presume our military are no longer welcome in Saudi Arabia where homosexuality is a capital crime," he suggested.

With Obama's signature today on the law that had been approved earlier by Congress, the protests are surging. America's leading veterans groups are helping lead the charge.

"The members are making their sentiments known," Marty Callaghan, a spokesman for the American Legion in Washington. D.C., said. "They are making comments."

Sometimes the comments appeared to go into a black hole.

"I just wrote my Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who voted for this bill," William R. Bridgeman, who served in Vietnam with the 1st Cavalry Division, said.

He also served in the first Gulf War.

"I suppose a decadent society with decadent politicians is more than comfortable with a decadent military," he added.

But Burr was not responding.

His office declined to respond to phone calls and e-mails seeking comment for the WND story.

Callaghan said the veterans organization had urged patience and a thorough review.

"We sent a letter asking them not to rush through repeal of DADT," he said.

The policy was created about 17 years ago when the nation's law read that it is illegal for homosexuals to be in the military. The accommodation to those who choose an alternative sexual lifestyle was that if they did not publicize their choice, the military would not inquire.

A wide range of combat veterans say the law simply substitutes political correctness for military readiness, and that already is harming U.S. national security and morale.

"This further increases the political correctness syndrome within the military," said Brian McDowell, a former U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst who was deployed to Afghanistan in 2008 and is now a chief investment officer with FBR Wealth Management Group.

"Loss of attention equals mission failure."

McDowell, who earned 18 awards and medals in the military and graduated from a number of leadership and command programs, warned soldiers need to concentrate on "weapons cleaning, physical fitness, strategy, tactics, potential threat responses, and operational multipliers, to name a few. Anything that takes attention away from these things increases the chance of not succeeding."

Social experimentation and political correctness were not among the priorities he cited.

"While our combat troops continue to focus on their mission on the war-front throughout the world, Congress can't focus on funding those very service members," said Tim Tetz, director of the Legion's legislative division.

He said Congress clearly didn't "take whatever time is necessary to understand the nuances a repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' would have on our nation's fighting forces."

The commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James Amos, and the leaders of the Army and Air Force have voiced similar analysis. They agreed in testimony earlier this month before the Senate Armed Services Committee that repeal would be a distraction upon those in combat now.

Robert W. Spanogle, a past national commander of The American Legion, is taken aback by the lame-duck session's actions.

"Count me in with the commandant and those soldiers and Marines in the mud on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq, the tip of the spear," said Spanogle. "Nearly 60 percent of those surveyed said they believed there would be a negative impact on their unit's effectiveness with a repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell.'"

While advocates for promoting homosexuality are awash in good cheer over their work, people with military experience fear the harm that is developing.

"This is a volunteer force with honorable men and women volunteering to give up their lives if needed in order to achieve the objectives of their country," McDowell said.

"If this attitude of valor is not respected by our policy makers we will see a degrading in the general order and discipline of our forces, by both soldier and commander," he said.

The soldier who raised concerns about privacy suggested to WND the military course of action now is filled with pitfalls that have yet to be considered.

"I presume now that all public bathrooms in America are unisex and all doors on the stalls will be removed? What's great for the military is great for society right? Isn't that what the lefties are telling us? So women using the toilet will have men watching them. Hey, we are all adults right? We won't peek and pedophiles won't sneak cameras into public bathrooms," he wrote.

"The real issue will be unequal treatment of men if you stop them from showering with women. Isn't the very nature of sexual attraction and the normalcy of it the point here?

"Why let one class of people shower with their muses while denying the majority the very same privilege? Otherwise won't we have to make lesbians shower with hetero men?

"So they aren't making the women in the shower uncomfortable? Ditto for gay guys. Will gay men only shower with hetero women? What do we do with the transgendered or bisexuals?" he said.

The reaction was moving far beyond the ranks, too. Leading traditionalist civil rights attorneys were dismayed by the law's enactment, but vowed to join veterans and active duty servicemen in the fight.

Richard Thompson, president of the Thomas More Law Center in Michigan, said the military now will be under the microscope by those who watch for rights violations.

"The Thomas More Law Center will review cases of discrimination against Christian service members as a result of this repeal, and where appropriate, defend at no charge those service members penalized for resisting this abhorrent new 'morality' being forced upon them."

He noted during George Washington's command of the Continental Army, he approved the sentence dismissing an officer from the service for attempted sodomy in 1778.

Washington ordered the officer drummed out of camp and never be allowed to return.

"Service in the United States military is not a right," Thompson explained. "The fact that someone wants to serve in the military has never been the sole standard by which to allow service. The military has historically been selective about who can join, imposing restrictions based on age, weight, physical fitness, health, drug usage, and more. "

He charged that Obama and Congress had no thoughts other than to "curry favor with homosexual groups.

"It betrays our combat troops who overwhelming spoke out against it. And in time, it will destroy the religious foundations and the high moral standards that are characteristic of our military. It was those religious and moral standards, and not the sophistication of our military hardware, that made the American soldier the best in the world," he said.

WND previously reported that under the specification of the language in the law, the policy must remain in force until the president, the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff can certify that the change will not impair combat readiness.

Before that happens the military must rewrite laws and regulations that could affect same-sex relationships, such as the Uniform Code of Military Justice ban on sodomy and also indoctrinate soldiers, sailors and airmen to tolerate open homosexuality. The transition period is expected to take a year.

"It's important for people to know that this is not over," said Robert Knight, a leading opponent of the homosexual political agenda. "There are no permanent victories or defeats in politics. And this can be reversed at some point, in a more conservative Congress."

Demonstrating that the repeal will not adversely affect the military could prove a great challenge for the president.

"We think it's going to be very damaging to readiness and recruiting," said Tommy Sears, executive director of the Center for Military Readiness. "You're going to have people currently serving, valuable, experienced individuals, refusing to continue. On the flip side, people who would have considered serving will not because this policy is going to say you must accept this open homosexuality policy. The military will not do things halfway. They will impose a zero tolerance policy for the full range of preferences and rights for homosexuals."


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

Making the Army bleed to death without fighting back in Afghanistan wasn't enough for Obama.

The military is no place for social engineering, and this policy is clearly causing problems with morale.

This isn't about freedoms and civil rights -- this is about changing the moral code. And what a way to do it -- forcing it upon the traditionally conservative institution of our US Military.

There is something we have been seeing much to much of in our country. The number of homosexuals in our country is very small compared to the total population, yet our government gives in to them. The number of Muslims in our country is small ( so far) again compared to the masses that are not Muslim. The comparison can go on with other issues and topics as well. So why in the hell does this kind of thing continue, why can't those we elect take a stand and even mention the small minority demanding things that are only destructive to our country and like this is to our Military. I could speak up easily and darn well would, and I know all of you here at this blog would as well if we were elected officials. Maybe the Tea Party movement will have given those elected more backbone to do just that......... speak up and stop the insanity and treason against what our country has stood for in so many areas.

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

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Tacoma Native Awarded Silver Star in Afghanistan

Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey pins a Silver Star Medal on U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Robinson of Tacoma, WA, Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Salerno Dec. 23rd. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Christopher McKenna, Task Force Rakkasan Public Affairs)

Tacoma native awarded Silver Star in Afghanistan

The News Tribune

It was a typical morning in Afghanistan and Spc. Nicholas Robinson was just about finished with a six-hour guard duty shift at an Afghan police compound near his combat outpost.

Then all hell broke loose.

A mortar round landed roughly 20 meters in front of his guard tower.

“It knocked me back and when I got up I saw an explosion like nothing I had ever seen before going off,” the Tacoma native told a public affairs writer with the 101st Airborne Division’s Task Force Leader Rakkasan. “Then gunfire erupted from every possible side you could imagine.”

Over the next seven minutes in the first combat action he had seen, Robinson killed one insurgent carrying a rocket launcher and then held off 15 to 20 insurgents, killing two of them. One of them was a suicide bomber who got to within 50 feet of Robinson.

For his heroism and bravery, Army Chief of Staff George Casey presented Robinson Thursday with a Silver Star, the Army’s third highest award for valor in combat.

During the brief award ceremony at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Casey said Robinson’s actions were in keeping with the finest tradition of heroism and courage under fire, according to an Army press release.

Noting that soldiers always remember the first time they saw action and pointing out that this attack was Robinson’s baptism under fire, Casey asked them if they all responded “the same way Spc. Robinson did.”

Robinson, a machine gunner with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, recalled that when the bullets started flying he grabbed a Russian PKM machine gun and fired back. He killed one insurgent 35 yard away who was carrying a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.

More insurgents followed firing all kinds of weapons, Robinson said.

“So I just shot up all the ammo I could at them,” he said. “Then an (American) 240 machine gun was brought up because more people were coming up so I used that.”

Another mortar round went off in front of him about the same time as he ran out of ammunition on the M240. He then grabbed an AK-47 (automatic rifle) from one of the border policemen and began shooting the remaining insurgents including the suicide bomber.

At the ceremony, Casey told the assembled troops stories of recent Medal of Honor awardees and said Robinson’s actions were an example of the courage that is spoken of when talking about heroes.


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

Outstanding! Spc. Robinson!

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December 25, 2010

'We the people' To Open Next Congress

'We the people' to open next Congress

When Speaker Pelosi hands over her gavel to GOP leader John Boehner the 112th Congress of the United States will open with a reading of the US Constitution, a document often ignored by the far left extremists of the current Obama-Pelosi regime.

112th Congress = Republican Party – 242 members Democrat Party 193 members

Washington Times

The Constitution frequently gets lip service in Congress, but House Republicans next year will make sure it gets a lot more than that – the new rules the incoming majority party proposed this week call for a full reading of the country’s founding document on the floor of the House on Jan. 6.

The goal, backers said, is to underscore the limited-government rules the Founders imposed on Congress – and to try to bring some of those principles back into everyday legislating.

“It stems from the debate that we’ve had for the last two years about things like the exercise of authority in a whole host of different areas by the EPA, we’ve had this debate in relation to the health care bill, the cap-and-trade legislation,” said Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, who proposed the reading. “This Congress has been very aggressive in expanding the power of the federal government, and there’s been a big backlash to that.”

Setting aside time at the beginning of the congressional session for the reading is just one of the changes to House rules that Republicans say are designed to open up the legislative process. They say the new rules also will try to bring some restraints to lawmaking after decades in which both Republican and Democratic leaders whittled away opportunities for real legislative give-and-take.

The biggest changes would make it easier to cut spending and harder to create entitlement programs, while imposing restrictions that could keep leaders from jamming massive bills onto the House floor before lawmakers have had a chance to digest them.

"To begin to restore trust with the American people, Republicans have pledged to operate Congress differently: with real transparency, greater accountability and a renewed focus on the Constitution," said Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, who led the GOP's transition team. "The sweeping reforms offered in this package make clear we intend to keep that promise."

For example, the word "unconstitutional" was used 408 times in congressional debates during the 111th Congress, according to a search of the Congressional Record. That was up from 283 in the 110th Congress and is the most since the immediate aftermath of the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress.

Even before that, the presidential campaign of Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, seemed to tap a nerve with voters looking for more discussion about the founding document, the core of the blossoming "tea party" movements.

"If it was up to me, they could spend the whole congressional session reading the Constitution and nothing else, and they wouldn't do as much damage as the last Congress did," said Chip Tarbutton, president of the Roanoke Tea Party in Roanoke, Va., which is in Mr. Goodlatte's district.

He said the key test for lawmakers such as Mr. Goodlatte is whether they treat the constitutional reading as "window dressing" or whether it sparks the kinds of discussions that could lead to a major re-evaluation of the role of the federal government.

"If they follow through on it, it'll create some very difficult conversations, because what they'll end up doing is finding a lot of things already in place are unconstitutional," Mr. Tarbutton said.

Mr. Goodlatte credited Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, a Republican, with coming up with the idea of a public reading of the Constitution. Mr. Cuccinelli brought suit against the federal health care law and won the judge's ruling that part of the law is unconstitutional.

Mr. Goodlatte said it's too early to tell exactly how the reading will go, though he expects many members to take part.


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

This is soooo needed and I am thrilled they are going to do this. I hope everyone of them will be present and that they LISTEN when it is read and the FOLLOW it!!

It’ll be good to see a fresh start. The 111th left such a train wreck, especially at the end. Good riddance to that cabal of communists.

Actually they should read the Declaration of Independence, AND the Constitution!!

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President Ronald Reagan Christmas Address ~ A REAL President That LOVED America!




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

How special it is to be able to hear his speech and remember what it was like to have a true American that loved our country. That knew the cost of our being a land of the free and never made threats to we the people in his speechs, never gave warnings to we the people to try and silence us.

Thank you God that we had Regean for President.

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

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Bob Hope Entertains the Troops


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

To be able to spend Christmas with our troops is one of the most special things a person can experience in their entire life. Thank God for Bob Hope and his sincere love and respect for our troops serving around the world and his visits to them for so many years.

One of the most memoriable things was to sing Silent Night and many times they would join in. This video shows that toward the end of the tape.

Below is a wonderful and fun roast of Bob Hope. I miss these roasts they did, they were always so great.


Don Rickles on Dean Martin Roast Bob Hope

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Thank you To Our Troops!!


Petty Officer 1st Class (YN1) Katherine Savant and helpers handing out stockings on Christmas Eve to service members deployed to Baghdad, Iraq.


On December 22, 2010............ USO Hope and Freedom Tour visiting Victory Complex Base, Baghdad, Iraq featuring country artists and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Produced by Spc. Zechariah Gerhard. Provided by American Forces Network Iraq


General James Amos, USMC, has been sounding off on the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ issue. He has not held back and has offerered some very important problems it will cause. I am very impressed with him. ~ Wild Thing

Marine Corps top leadership visits Camp Leatherneck

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sgt. Maj. Carlton Kent, the sergeant major of the Marine Corps visited Marines aboard Camp Leatherneck, Dec. 23.

The commandant and sergeant major are touring the area of operations during the Christmas holiday to speak with Marines and wish them all a merry Christmas.

“If we’re going to have Marines that are going to be over in Camp Leatherneck, (and) Kandahar, then we wanted to be over here and spend Christmas with you as well,” said Amos. “We wanted to come over and say thanks. Thanks for being Marines, thanks for being willing to serve.”

The commandant and sergeant major praised the Marines in attendance for their work in Afghanistan and the sacrifices they have had to make.

“The commandant and I just want to say that we are extremely proud of what you do for our corps,” said Kent. “You are truly living up to the great legacy of our corps.”

After the leaders praised the Marines for the great job they are doing, they opened up the floor to questions from the Marines to give them the opportunity to engage their senior leaders.

The leaders addressed several issues including retention, Marine Corps military occupational specialty structure, and counter improvised explosive device measures.

After answering the Marines’ questions the leaders again thanked the warriors in attendance for commitment to the mission in Afghanistan.

“The corps is in great shape for the next two hundred and something years because of Marines like you, and we are extremely proud to be here with you over the holidays,” said Kent.

“I’m honored to be in your presence. I want to say thank you and God bless every one of you and merry Christmas,” said Amos.

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Celebrate With Christmas Music

Celtic Woman......Chloe Agnew - ''O Holy Night''


The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole


"Camouflage and Christmas Lights" from Rodney Carrington's Make It Christmas CD. This video is for all those in the military that will be away from home this Christmas. Thank you for all you do!

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December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas To All Of You With Love, Wild Thing




I sincerely wish the yuletide spirit of Christmas of love to abide in your heart, hearth and home throughout this festive season and throughout the year.

Wild Thing

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Rubber Bullets For Border Agent Brian Terry

Drug mules on the move near where Agent Terry was killed .......Photo: Concerned Citizens

Bean bags vs. AK-47s

by Tom Tancredo (former five-term congressman from Colorado )

Another Border Patrol agent on the Arizona border was shot and killed by Mexican drug smugglers last Tuesday. Of the eight attackers, four are in custody and a fifth is under surveillance by Border Patrol Blackhawk helicopters as he tries to make his way back to the Mexican border.

BP Agent Brian Terry was part of a BORTAC team (for border tactical unit) tracking armed drug smugglers 15 miles northwest of Nogales, Ariz., (and only three miles west of Interstate 19) when they were attacked with automatic weapons fire. The area is well-known as a major drug-smuggling corridor, and the smugglers are known to frequently be armed with AK-47s and other long rifles.

Here's the part Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Border Patrol management are trying to hide: Border Patrol Agent Terry and the BORTAC team were under standing orders to always use ("non-lethal") bean-bag rounds first before using live ammunition. When the smugglers heard the first rounds, they returned fire with real bullets, and Agent Terry was killed in that exchange. Real bullets outperform bean bags every time.

The larger, ugly truth Napolitano and senior managers in the Border Patrol want to hide is that the rules of engagement and inadequate weaponry of the Border Patrol place the lives of all agents at grave risk. The National Border Patrol Council, which represents over 15,000 field agents, believes the border is too dangerous for officers to patrol without body armor, armored vehicles and automatic weapons.

Another aspect of this story that is not being reported is that the site of the shooting, Peck Canyon, is inside the area Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., has proposed to designate as the Tumacacori Highlands Wilderness reserve. If Grijalva's bill is enacted into law, what is now a well-established drug smuggling corridor will become a drug-smuggling superhighway, because the Border Patrol will be prohibited from patrolling the region. Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah has proposed legislation that will remove the restrictions on Border Patrol jurisdiction on such public lands within 50 miles of the border.

On Thursday, Secretary Napolitano and several aides flew to Tucson to meet with local Border Patrol brass. The Obama administration obviously has a mess on its hands, and Napolitano does not want it to blow up before today's U.S. Senate vote on the Dream Act. They know another murder on the southwest border will not help garner needed votes for the Dream Act, because senators supporting that bill must be able to say with a straight face, "The border is as secure as it has ever been."

The BORTAC team encountered not one or two smugglers but a team of eight. Four are in custody, one is under surveillance in the rugged terrain of the Pajarita Wilderness area east of the small ranch town of Ruby, and three others are missing. The captured smugglers had AK-47s and backpacks filled with ammunition, food and radios. There are rumors that three of the captured four are members of the Mexican military, but that is unconfirmed. Yet, it would not be the first time Mexican police and military have been apprehended smuggling drugs into the United States.

It is not widely reported by our news media that the smugglers maintain a dozen or more permanent lookout posts on desert hilltops inside the U.S., and that those lookout posts are manned in week-long shifts by individuals who commute not from Mexico but from Phoenix, Tucson and other Arizona cities.

The allegation that the Sinaloa drug cartel obtained those AK-47s from gun shops in the United States is nonsensical. That's a fairy tale cooked up by the Obama administration and endorsed by the Mexican government because they do not want to admit that the cartels get most of their serious weaponry from the international black market and the Mexican military itself.

The rules requiring first use of bean-bag ammunition is but one example of the suicidal rules of engagement that govern Border Patrol operations. The reason they have such insane rules? The politicians who run the agency do not want the public to think the border is so dangerous a place that Border Patrol agents fear for their lives. In other words, the rules of engagement are based on a lie, a lie that must be maintained for political purposes.

Secretary Napolitano should do two things on Monday morning. First, she should order all Border Patrol agents to be issued weapons adequate for both self-defense and apprehension of armed drug smugglers. The second thing she should do Monday morning is resign.


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This government is NOT the government I grew up with. I want my government back from the sleazy, amoral, spineless, elitist tripe that have hijacked it. And, I want Soros banned from the USA.

BP agents should be equipped with everything we have deployed in Afghanistan, including body armor, advanced weaponry, night vision, drones with weapons on board.

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Slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's Family Have Some Things To Say To Obama and Napolitano Slams Media For Airing It

Brian Terry's Family Prepares For Funeral, and speak of how upset they are with Obama and Janet Napolitano

The family of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry while protecting the Arizona border, prepares for his funeral and discusses their frustrations with Janet Napolitano and the Obama Administration in failing to secure the border.

“You Gotta Wake Your Man Up In The White House!”


Bag pipes and a somber procession with murdered border patrol agent Brian Terry's flag draped coffin; they're all the accoutrements for the funeral of a federal agent shot and killed while on patrol in Arizona's southern desert.

But, not so typical was what Brian's family had to say to KGUN9 the night before he was brought to his final resting place at Michigan Memorial Park. "I understand that Janet Napolitano called (Tuesday night). What did you say to her?" 9 On Your Side reporter Joel Waldman asked Brian Terry's father, Kent.

"'I said you gotta wake your man up in the White House,'" Kent responded. "And she said, ‘He's done more in the last two years than any other president.'"

But the Terrys told Waldman that they don't buy it. Kent, step mom Carolyn, mom Josie, older brother Kent Jr., sisters Kelly and Michelle are all angry that their son and brother, Brian, died the way he did. They're not shy about blaming President Obama's administration for not doing enough, taking aim directly at Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

"She spoke with us and they were empty words today when she spoke," said step mom Carolyn Terry.

"Why so empty?" Waldman asked.

That question prompted a flurry of comments from the Terrys: "They had no meaning to them."

"She'll have Christmas."

"She'll forget about it tomorrow."

Is that true?

9 On Your Side took that opportunity to relay the concerns expressed by the Terry family to the secretary and get her response.

"We had a rancher killed in March, a deputy shot in April, now this fallen agent," Waldman said. "What else can be done to protect this border?"

The secretary responded, "Well, I think now is not the time to talk about all that has been done and is being done."

had relayed comments from President Obama, saying during the eulogy, "I'm also proud to be carrying a personal note to you from the President of the United States to your family. He, like I, honors border patrol agent Brian Terry."

Waldman asked, her, "Do you think a note from President Obama at this point is enough? I spoke to the family yesterday and they're not happy with the strategy as far as the southern border goes."

Napolitano responded, "Look, there are more agents, more technology at the border than ever before and more is on its way. But, I think now is the time to remember our agent, remember his comrades, and to reaffirm our commitment to that Arizona border."

It's the same answer the Terrys told Waldman that Napolitano had given them. They were not pleased with the answer, they said, but they didn't have the opportunity to ask follow-up questions.

9 On Your Side did.

"They said the words you said to them yesterday in their opinion were 'hollow' words.... What can you do to ensure that the border will be more secure?"

Napolitano answered, "Listen, I don't know who you spoke with --"

Waldman clarified: "I spoke with the mother and the stepmother and the father."


An undated photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry.

Brian Terry

A Border Patrol agent was shot and killed Tuesday night near Rio Rico after encountering several suspects, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Agent Brian Terry was killed just 10 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, north of Nogales. Four suspects are in custody and one is being pursued, according to a press release from Customs and Border Protection.

The call came shortly after 11 p.m.: a U.S. Border Patrol agent had been shot near Peck Canyon north of Nogales and urgent help was needed.

But it was too late for Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies and emergency medical responders to save Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, 40, who was killed in a Tuesday night shootout. Federal authorities would not give details about the assailants, but a local official and the head of a Border Patrol union said they believed Terry and other agents were in a gunbattle

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

Meanwhile, Senate Democrats continue to push the pro-amnesty DREAM Act.


Napolitano Scolds Reporter for Airing Complaints of Dead Border Agent's Family

FOX News

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, leaving the funeral of a murdered Border Patrol agent Wednesday, scolded a reporter for asking her to address the victim’s family’s concerns that not enough is being done to secure the southern border.

The family of agent Brian Terry had complained that Napolitano had offered them “empty words” when she called to express her condolences. Terry’s father, Kent Terry, in an interview with ABC affiliate KGUN, said he told Napolitano to “wake your man up in the White House,” to which she replied that he’s done more in two years than any president.

Napolitano attended the Detroit funeral Wednesday where she vowed “swift justice” for Terry’s killers. But asked about the family’s concerns outside the service, Napolitano said “now is not the time to talk about all that has been done.”

She said more agents and technology are on the border than ever before, but told the KGUN reporter it’s time to remember the fallen agent and not start picking fights.

“Listen, I don’t know who you spoke with in the family,” Napolitano said.

After being told the concerns came from his father, mother and stepmother, she continued: “Listen, we are here today, the commissioner is here today, the chief of the Border Patrol is here today and we are here and his comrades are here with the family, who said other things to me by the way, so I really don’t think it appropriate for the media to try to pick this as a fight,” she said. “This is a moment to remember a fallen agent.”

Janet Napolitano, even in view of this devastating incident, still asserts that drug violence is not rampant along the border. She quoted FBI statistics indicating violent crime in the four border states of Texas, California, New Mexico, and Arizona was sharply down. Some question the accuracy of her statistics.

Apparently she is so confident in the improvement of security along the border that she is expanding her mission to include battling climate control as a Homeland Security issue.


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

This families grief is even tougher knowing there is no genuine effort to stop the invasion of illegals, but rather a significant effort to pave the way for them– engaged in by the very people whose responsibility it is to stop them.

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Airline Pilot Punished for Exposing TSA in YouTube Video

An airline pilot is being disciplined by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for posting video on YouTube pointing out what he believes are serious flaws in airport security.

"The TSA message was, 'You've angered us by telling the truth.'"

10 News

SACRAMENTO, CA - An airline pilot is being disciplined by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for posting video on YouTube pointing out what he believes are serious flaws in airport security.

The 50-year-old pilot, who lives outside Sacramento, asked that neither he nor his airline be identified. He has worked for the airline for more than a decade and was deputized by the TSA to carry a gun in the cockpit.

He is also a helicopter test pilot in the Army Reserve and flew missions for the United Nations in Macedonia.

Three days after he posted a series of six video clips recorded with a cell phone camera at San Francisco International Airport, four federal air marshals and two sheriff's deputies arrived at his house to confiscate his federally-issued firearm. The pilot recorded that event as well and provided all the video to News10.

At the same time as the federal marshals took the pilot's gun, a deputy sheriff asked him to surrender his state-issued permit to carry a concealed weapon.


And this from FOX News, where they interview the pilot and his attornery:


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

God forbid you point to any error of this socialist/affirmative action obama and his administration or anyone connected to it. And if they are made because he put if on YouTube, they are wrong about that too. Terrorists already know the secruity flaws in an airport.

They used intimidation, goodo grief ithey searched the pilots home????!!! . The next guy who sees something will be less eager to say so probably and that is just what they want to happen.

This man may well have saved lives. I thank him for his bravery and sense of honor.

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OMG ~ God Help Us From Gays In The USMC


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

LOL this is the most scary thing to see. It is funny but OMG it is alsao scary.

Here is an antidote is a substance which can counteract a form of poisoning......WHEW!

3rd Battalion 1st Marine Corps in Fallujah

....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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General Says Muslim 'moderates' Plot Undoing of America

General:Muslim 'moderates' plot undoing of America


Praises daring investigation exposing 'terrorists with neckties' in D.C.

It's one of the most controversial and electrifying books of our time – recently praised publicly by a top U.S. general as the book to read on the radical Islamic threat within America – and today only, WND readers can get "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America" for only $4.95 – a $21 discount off the regular price!

Based on an audacious six-month undercover operation in which three young investigators pretended to convert to Islam and became interns at the notorious Council on American-Islamic Relations, "Muslim Mafia" exposes the vast but little-reported subversion of America by the dangerous Muslim Brotherhood – parent organization of al-Qaida, Hamas and other front-line terror groups.

The book’s frightening allegations are well supported by more than 12,000 pages of confidential, internal CAIR documents secretly extracted during the unprecedented undercover investigation.

Recently, retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, former U.S. deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence, made an impassioned plea for Americans to learn about the inner workings of stealth jihadists by reading "Muslim Mafia."

"There's a recent book that came out called 'Muslim Mafia,'" said Boykin at a major Christian conference. "Have any of you read this? Have any of you ever seen it? I encourage you to get this book – 'Muslim Mafia.' … This book will scare you. This book will open your eyes. This book will shake you. What this book says is frightening."

VIDEO......Watch Gen. Boykin describe "Muslim Mafia"

In "Muslim Mafia," follow co-author Dave Gaubatz’s son Chris as he courageously gains the trust of CAIR’s inner sanctum, working undercover as a converted and devoted follower of the Muslim religion.

The trail of information reveals the insidious and well-funded efforts of the seditious Muslim Brotherhood under the nonprofit guise of CAIR to fully support the international jihad against the United States, with the goal of transforming American society from within. They hope to accomplish this through terrorist activities, fraud, and infiltration of our political and intelligence systems, which these documents clearly reveal.


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

It shocks me how many people want to ignore what followers of Islam are donig in our country. One day they will be saying, when did this all happen, and we will tell them we tried to wake you up but you wanted to be PC.

"In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." ~ Barack Hussein Obama

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

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

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Merry Christmas To Our Troops and A Soldiers Silent Night


A Soldiers Silent Night


Wishing you all a blessed and Merry Christmas.

Special wishes going out to our brave men and women in the Armed Forces.

We love you all and our prayers and thanks are with you.

Through some of you are far away you are always in our hearts.

God bless you all and keep you safe and to Team Theodore too. ....Wild Thing

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December 23, 2010

Rascal Flatts -" I'll Be Home For Christmas" CMA Country Christmas


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

The “CMA Country Christmas,” was on TV last night. Rascal Flatts included messages to our military heroes recorded at Fort Campbell Air Force base during their salute of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” with hand printed signs and messages for loved ones serving overseas.

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

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Grandma Got Molested At The Airport


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

LOL Good one. hahaha Love how they get back at TSA in so many different ways.

....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 Gets Senate Approval of START Nuclear Arms Pact With Russia

Obama secured another major legislative victory Wednesday with the Senate ratification of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia.

Vice President Biden presided over the Senate's 71-26 vote with Secretary Hillary Clinton in attendance.

Then Obama celebrated a “world without nuclear weapons” today after the signing of the START Treaty with Russia.
So far he has not been able to persuade Iran, Syria and North Korea to join him in making this a reality.

“This treaty will enhance our leadership to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and seek the peace of a world without them.”

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

Amazing how much damage these weasels can do in a short amount of time. The “public servants” don’t pay much attention to Americans anymore. They’ve ALL got their own agenda and America is their target.

The Republican senators who voted in favor of moving ahead with the treaty Tuesday were :

Alexander (TN)
Bennett (UT) - retiring
Brown (MA)
Cochran (MS)
Collins (ME)
Gregg (NH) - retiring
Isakson (GA)
Johanns (NE)
Lugar (IN)
Murkowski (AK)
Snowe (ME)
Voinovich (OH) - retiring

Bravo to the Republican Senators who refused to sign on to this flawed treaty. Not a single Democrat voted no.

All also voted in favor of ratification Wednesday, as did Gregg. In addition, Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) voted for the treaty, pushing the total yes votes to 71.

The final numbers on the roll call vote ratifying the treaty.

These people have no regard for American Safety and are typical “go-along-to get-along” republicans and should be voted out of office as soon as possible. Every RINO that voted for this and DADT repeal must be fired in 2012

Obama IS all enemies foreign and domestic !

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Napolitano Letting Mexicans Bypass Some Airport Security?



Janet Napolitano has set up a "Trusted Traveler Plan," that will allow "low-risk" Mexican citizens to travel into the United States without going through Customs and Border Protection.


Trusted Traveler Program Sparks Fears That Mexican Drug Cartels Could Bypass U.S. Airport Security

FOX News

Mexican citizens will soon be eligible to apply for a "trusted traveler" status that will allow them to bypass some elements of airport security when they fly into the United States — a U.S. government-approved program that critics say could be exploited by violent drug cartels.

Under the program, Mexicans who have undergone background checks and are deemed low security risks will be able to fly into major U.S. cities and breeze through customs without being questioned by U.S. Customs agents.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and her Mexican counterparts announced their intent to roll out the program two weeks ago, trumpeting it as evidence of increased information sharing and law enforcement collaboration between the countries.

The program is designed to weed out low-risk passengers and enable authorities to zero in on those who may be more likely to pose a threat.

But critics say Mexico's drug cartels will quickly learn how to exploit loopholes in the plan, and they point to the recent arrests of two pre-vetted "trusted travelers" caught trying to smuggle marijuana and other contraband into the U.S. through a Texas border checkpoint.

Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County, Ariz., says drug cartels could recruit Mexicans with clean backgrounds to attain trusted traveler status, and then use them to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the U.S.

“We know even on this side of the border that drug cartels recruit people to apply for jobs with Customs and Border Protection, Immigration — they keep them clean so they pass background checks,” he said.


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

They are constantly looking for ways to weaken U.S. security!!! Neither Mexican drug cartel or muslims are her enemy. But Veterans and patriotic Americans sure as hell are. Homeland continues making America safe for illegal aliens, including Islamic terrorists, who have been sneaking over the border along with the rest of the illegal hordes.

This is a horrible story which illustrates more astounding incompetence and I wonder if Al Qaeda is having a good laugh...or moving operatives into Mexico? Please, PLEASE America, fire this awful administration in 2012. Our lives depend upon it.

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Obama Celebrates His Gushy Feelings About HIS Repeal Of DADT

Barack Obama kisses Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi before signing the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 into law at the U.S. Department of Interior in Washington, December 22, 2010. Obama on Wednesday signed a landmark law to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military for the first time, but it could be many months before a move some top officers warn may endanger troops will finally take effect. (REUTERS)


When I saw the photo above I just could not help it, but right away I thought of the movie " The Bride of Frankenstein"

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Muslim Boy in Spain Says He Is Traumatized By Hearing His Teacher Say "ham"

Spain: Muslim family denounces teacher for talking about ham in class

Jihad Watch

A teacher at Menéndez Tolosa institute has been denounced by a Muslim family from La Línea because their son, a student in the first year of high school, felt offended during the course of a geography lesson, institute sources informed this newspaper.
This paper has learned that the teacher was lecturing normally on the different climates of the planet and used the Granada town of Trevélez as an example of a cold, dry climate. As an anecdote, the teacher recounted that just such a climate was conducive to the curing of hams. Then the student asked the teacher not to speak of hams since the subject offended him as a Muslim.

According to what this daily learned from sources at the school, the teacher responded that he was simply giving an example and that he did not in his classes take into account the religion that his students practiced.

This could have been simply an exchange of views, but the child's family, which never came to talk to the teacher about this incident in class, did not hesitate to lodge a complaint against the teacher at the National Police station.

Although no one contacted him, apparently a relative of the child did go to the school to talk to the Head of Studies and protest the example that the teacher had given in geography class.

Agents of the Judicial Police went to Menéndez Tolosa yesterday so that the teacher could provide a statement about what happened during the class. In addition, officials have requested disciplinary and academic documentation of the child in this school and the previous center in which he was enrolled.


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

Ham Ham Ham!!! Bacon! Bacon! Bacon!

But, but, but........ is no mohammed without ham. Say what? heh heh

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Only Works 364 Days A Year To Keep America Safe? ~ What an Idiot, Just like Her Boss!

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano slips up and says keeping America secure is a "24/7, 364 days a year" job.


These are just a few of Obama's gaffes, there are so many, but this video has a lot of them.


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

I know this happened a few days ago, but I just had to post it. heh heh

Um is that all 57 States????

So the Islamists only need to attack one day a year?

Maybe she takes April Fools day off.

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December 22, 2010

Vietnam Wall Christmas

At the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall, a Christmas tree tribute now stands to all those who sacrificed

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

I am glad they did this. Our Veterans and all those that have given so much should always be remembered and never forgotten.

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START Treaty Clears Last Senate Hurdle Before Ratification

START Treaty Clears Last Senate Hurdle Before Ratification

FOX News

The Senate on Tuesday voted to limit debate on ratification of a major arms control accord with Russia, setting the stage for a final vote on the so-called START treaty.

The Senate voted 67-28 to advance the legislation, easily exceeding the 60 votes required.

The Senate is expected to ratify the treaty some time on Wednesday in what would be the latest in a string of legislative victories for President Obama after his party was soundly beaten in the midterm elections last month.

Earlier, Republicans senators expressed outrage as Obama secured enough votes for ratification.

At least 10 Republicans publicly announced their support for the accord, including Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, putting it on a virtual glidepath to ratification by Wednesday night.

Republicans Isakson, Corker, Bennet, Brown and Lamar Alexander will support the nuclear treaty with Russia.

At a GOP news conference, Republicans who oppose the treaty warned of the consequences.

"Well this is a joke," said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., adding that he believes the administration gave up too much to the Russians to negotiate the treaty.

"When you want zero nukes in the world, you're not an effective negotiator," he said.

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said it's clear the administration is checking the box on many issues without any substance behind the box.

"We join millions of Americans who are outraged," he said, adding that it is being crammed under the cover of Christmas.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, also oppose the START agreement.

Treaty backers were heartened as several Republicans broke ranks, voting against three Republican amendments that would have effectively killed the treaty.

Alexander said he is "convinced that the plan's implementation will make giant steps toward modernization of those facilities so that we -- and our allies and adversaries -- can be assured that the weapons will work if needed."

"The president's statement that he will ask for these funds and the support of senior members of the Senate Appropriations Committee means that the plan is more likely to become a reality," he said on the Senate floor. "This will make sure the United States is not left with a collection of wet matches."

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said: "Only through setting the example, without giving in or capitulating a thing, do we give hope to the future that my grandchildren and yours can live in a world that will not be free of nukes but will be secure; that loose nukes are not in the hands of bad people; and we have transparency and accountability while still having the capability to secure ourselves both offensively and defensively to ensure the security of the people of the United States of America."

The treaty specifically would limit each country's strategic nuclear warheads to 1,550, down from the current ceiling of 2,200.

It also would establish a system for monitoring and verification. U.S. weapons inspections ended a year ago with the expiration of a 1991 treaty.


AP: Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona says the Obama administration has not negotiated the START arms reduction treaty in good faith. He and other colleagues want to slow the effort down to study issues with the US-Russia arms pact. (Dec. 21)

Republican Jon Kyl Blasts START Treaty Negotiations: "Lets Hurry Up and Get This Over With -Is the Attitude"


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

Here is the Roll Call of Votes.

Whatever makes us weaker is what these people want.

Message to RINO-Republicans Isakson, Corker, Bennet, Brown and Lamar Alexander, it’s going to cost you BIG TIME. The Republican Rinos are doing Obama a favor. These Rinos Republican deserve to lose the election when their term is up. They are just like the liberal Democrats and have already broken promise to the American people. They don’t listen to the American people.

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Look What Needs To Be Done Before Changes Take Effect Repealing DADT

Hold your homosexuals! Military ban not over yet .......Look what needs to be done before changes take effect ...


By Brian Fitzpatrick

America's military isn't going 'gay' quite yet.

While President Obama plans this week to sign the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy banning open homosexuality in the military, the policy must remain in force until the president, the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff can certify that the change will not impair combat readiness.

Before that happens the military must rewrite laws and regulations that could affect same-sex relationships, such as the Uniform Code of Military Justice ban on sodomy, and also indoctrinate soldiers, sailors and airmen to tolerate open homosexuality. The transition period is expected to take a year.

"It's important for people to know that this is not over," said Robert Knight, a leading opponent of the homosexual political agenda. "There are no permanent victories or defeats in politics. And this can be reversed at some point, in a more conservative Congress."

"Congress will have to legalize consensual sodomy, which is currently illegal under the UCMJ," said retired Army Col. Dick Black, former chief of the Army's Criminal Law Division and a Virginia state legislator. "There's a backlash brewing. This is a very serious issue for a lot of people. We're entering the presidential season, and if there's a candidate who says he will issue an executive order to ban homosexuality in the military, a lot of people would be very fired up about that."

Demonstrating that the repeal will not adversely affect the military could prove a great challenge for the president.

"We think it's going to be very damaging to readiness and recruiting," said Tommy Sears, executive director of the Center for Military Readiness. "You're going to have people currently serving, valuable, experienced individuals, refusing to continue. On the flip side, people who would have considered serving will not because this policy is going to say you must accept this open homosexuality policy. The military will not do things halfway. They will impose a zero tolerance policy for the full range of preferences and rights for homosexuals."

As Obama prepares to sign the repeal of DADT, opponents are preparing on several fronts to block implementation of the repeal.

On the legislative front, congressional Republicans, who will take control the House Armed Services Committee in January, will be pressured to block the policy change by defunding it.

"It's up to the new Congress to decide whether this is in the best interest of the country. They can make major obstacles in the implementation of this new policy if they choose to," said retired Army Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis, now a national security expert at the Family Research Council. "There's no obligation for Congress to fund any of this."

"Congress has a voice here. They are the ones who set the rules and regulations for the military. This will depend on how much they follow the text of the Constitution," Maginnis added. "Their primary obligation is to protect the armed forces … If they fail to, the consequences in terms of retention and recruiting could be devastating to the country."

"We believe they've slapped the military in the face and have betrayed the men and women in the service by using the military to push the homosexual agenda," said Mat Staver, spokesman for the Freedom Federation, a coalition of more than 100 political organizations. "We will ask the House to refuse to fund the repeal, which will take millions of dollars to fund."

On the state level, a prominent Virginia state legislator, Delegate Bob Marshall, announced on Saturday he is writing a bill that would ban homosexuals in the Virginia National Guard.

"According to Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, the state has power over recruitment in the Virginia National Guard," Marshall told WND. "Even when they are called up, the state still has authority over the selection and training of officers."

Marshall was the author of a Virginia bill challenging the constitutionality of Obama's national health care legislation, which led the way to a series of challenges by other states.

On the legal front, the Alliance Defense Fund is preparing to defend the religious liberty of chaplains and service members.

"Our concern is that chaplains and others will find their ability to work in the military will depend on their ability to censor themselves," said ADF Litigation Staff Counsel Daniel Blomberg.

"We're concerned whether chaplains can express their religious beliefs and sexual ethics without being punished or having reports written up against them," Blomberg added, pointing out that chaplains in foreign militaries have been "ostracized and marginalized" and threatened with discrimination complaints for raising Christian values in private counseling sessions.

On the political front, politicians who supported the DADT repeal can expect zealous opposition in the next election.

"We will mobilize our constituents to make those who betrayed our military and the national interest pay for what they've done on the eve of Christmas," said Staver.

"The findings of the Pentagon report were not scrutinized the way they should have been," said Elaine Donnelly, founder of the Center for Military Readiness, who alleged that several senators who voted for the bill "went back on their word" to vet the repeal thoroughly and may pay the price at the ballot box.

"Sen. [James] Webb (D-Va.), a Marine, said there needed to be time to consider the ramifications of this vote. Thirty percent of active Marines said they would leave, and 16 percent said they might leave. Sen. Webb is up for reelection next time, and the voters will have to evaluate that," said Donnelly.


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

I’m so tired of the military being used as a social engineering lab. And I’m tired of the rest of us being used as a social engineering lab as well!

Soldiers and Marines on the battlefield have already had to become more afraid the Monday morning quarterbacking of the court system than they are of the enemy.

I wonder if there’s any possibility of reversing this before it goes into effect.

Ever read any of Sen. James Webb (D-Va.), stuff? His supporters have been denying all along that he's rather over the line ~ but I don't think they can do this anymore since he voted for cloture on the DADT legislation.He's simply heavily closeted.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Political Impact of New Census Numbers

FOX News

Republican-leaning states all across the South and West will gain congressional seats based on the results of the 2010 Census, according to population counts released Tuesday.

The Census Bureau announced that eight states will gain a total of 12 seats, while 10 states — mostly in the Northeast and Midwest — will lose seats.

The population shift sets the stage for potential GOP gains in Congress in 2012, while changing the political landscape ahead of a presidential race which in some respects is already starting.

Revealing initial results from the Census, Director Robert Groves also announced that the official U.S. population as of April 2010 is 308,745,538. The number represents a 9.7 percent increase from a decade earlier.

But the regional population shifts are what matter to lawmakers looking to boost their party's numbers in Washington. The Census is used to shape state legislative seats and allocate the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. With growth in the South and West averaging about 14 percent, states in those regions are set to gain the most additional representation in Congress.

Texas, continuing seven consecutive decades of growth, will gain the most seats with four more House members in 2012. Florida gains two, while Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington each gain one.

States losing seats include Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. All those states lost one seat apiece, save for New York and Ohio, which lost two each.


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

Liberal policies can eventually ruin even the state with the most and best of just about everything; from ports, to agriculture, to tourism, to computer industry, to entertainment industry, to the weather – you name it – Calilfornia has it.

It has every advantage, and liberalism is bringing California down.

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We Want A New President For Christmas


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

Good one! We sure do want a new president. OH wow wouldn't it be wonderful if we really could do 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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December 21, 2010

Feds Want Reporting for High-Powered Rifle Sales

Feds want reporting for high-powered rifle sales


The federal agency that monitors gun sales wants weapons dealers near the Mexican border to start reporting multiple sales of high-powered rifles, according to a notice published in the Federal Register.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has asked the White House budget office to approve an emergency request requiring border-area gun dealers to report the sales of two or more rifles to the same customer within a five-day period.

The emergency request, published Friday in the Federal Register, is likely to face stiff opposition from gun rights advocates, including the National Rifle Association. ATF wants the Office of Budget Management to approve the request by Jan. 5.

NRA officials did not immediately return a telephone message for comment Monday. Last week the group's chief lobbyist, Chris Cox, told the Washington Post that the "NRA supports legitimate efforts to stop criminal activity, but we will not stand idle while our Second Amendment is sacrificed for politics." The Post first reported the proposal.

High-powered rifles have become the weapon of choice for Mexico's warring drug cartel. More than 30,000 people have been killed in Mexico's drug war since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against the powerful drug gangs shortly after taking office in late 2006.

Officials on both sides of the border have said weapons bought legally in the United States are routinely smuggled into the Mexico. The proposed reporting requirement would apply to sales of two or more semi-automatic guns more powerful than .22-caliber rifles that use a detachable magazine within a five-day period.

ATF, which tracks weapons found in Mexico and has tied tens of thousands of recovered guns to U.S. dealers, has been criticized for not doing enough to curb the flow of guns to Mexico, where firearms sales are highly restricted.

Last month a Justice Department report on the agency's Operation Gunrunner criticized the program as being narrowly focused on individual gun buyers and not larger smuggling organizations believed responsible for significant numbers of guns being shipped across the border.

Currently there are no reporting requirements for rifles.

If approved by the White House, the new reporting requirement would affect nearly 8,500 border-area gun dealers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas and be in place for 180 days.


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

In the minds of this administration, the law abider is the criminal.

Looks like another way the Mexican Government is trying to move the problem and burden to the United States Taxpayer.

''The proposed reporting requirement would apply to sales of two or more semi-automatic guns more powerful than .22-caliber rifles that use a detachable magazine within a five-day period.''

Outrageous. The 0bama regime is using this as an excuse to infringe upon the right of US citizens. This administration is well on it's way to undermining and eventually nullifying the 2nd amendment. November 2012 cannot come too soon.

If I remember my history right it took 25 years - from 1750 to 1775 - for the Founders to organize, find leadership and make a plan to take on the British Crown.

It’s a very interesting story how they did it. One key was to take over local governments. This acted as a political base to start brushfires all over the colonies that the Tories couldn’t control.

We’re still no where near taking back local governments from the leftists, but 650 new patriots in state legislatures was a big surprise. I think we can build on that and cause major problems for the fascists in Washington.

One thing we can all do is elect county sheriffs who believe in the constitution and the 2nd amendment. Any federal operation that tries to enter the county can be legally neutralized.

A couple of sheriffs did that during Katrina, refusing to allow the feds into their counties.


William Shatner on Gun Control - It's How Well You Aim the Gun

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Merry Christmas from Tiger Valley

A Tiger Valley student finishes up her Christmas shopping

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Fantastic ! LOL I love it!

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

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DHS's Janet Napolitano Says Fighting “climate change,” Will Be A Top National Security Priority

Napolitano Says DHS to Begin Battling Climate Change as Homeland Security Issue


At an all-day White House conference on “environmental justice,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that her department is creating a new task force to battle the effects of climate change on domestic security operations.

Speaking at the first White House Forum on Environmental Justice on Thursday, Napolitano discussed the initial findings of the department’s recently created “Climate Change and Adaptation Task Force.”

Napolitano explained that the task force was charged with “identifying and assessing the impact that climate change could have on the missions and operations of the Department of Homeland Security.”

~ snipet ~

The all day White House Forum on Environmental Justice also included talks by White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.


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

How about doing the job you're supposed to be doing and help law enforcement and Border Patrol prevent illegal aliens, bandits and drug cartel thugs from killing Americans in our own country! Know your mission, you dumb bull dyke!

This madness is all based on a false assumption. Nappy is just doing her job trying to help the other frauds in the climate change industry.

Do they ever stop? They never tire. God, please save us from these freaks.

Typical DHS bullshit. Fighting something that doesn't exist. Do something useful for a change. Go profile a Moslem will ya?



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Rev. Franklin Graham talking about Gov. Sarah Palin

Rev. Franklin Graham talking about Gov. Sarah Palin and her recent trip with him to Haiti to check on the Cholera Crisis there and to raise awareness about the tremendous needs there.

Graham praised Palin for the way she showed compassion to the suffering people in Haiti:

“She came in with her smile. She would sit on the cots – now you have to understand, a Cholera Clinic – these cots have been soaked in urine and fecal matter, and vomit – Cholera is a horrible thing – and she just sat right there in the middle of it, holding people’s hands, talking to people, holding babies. It was an amazing thing. She is quite a lady, and she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. . . . She is a person that has a heart that has tremendous compassion for people. She loves people, and she cares deeply about people.”

Graham said that Palin has a very strong faith, and is a committed follower of Jesus Christ.


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

To get that kind of compliment from the Graham family is not easily earned. Franklin saw love in action.

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DEMOCRAT Rep. Jan Schakowsky Wants More Redistributing The Nation’s Wealth

Video of an interview with Russia Today, Congresswoman Schakowsky .

The Blaze

Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky demonstrates the "redistribution of the wealth" mindset among Democrats. She thinks that will save the U.S. from becoming a "Banana Republic" with no "middle class."

Among her top concerns: extending Bush-era tax cuts for all income levels!!

Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky actually suggesting that the United States is moving toward becoming a “Banana Republic” with a disappearing Middle Class because the U.S. Government is not doing a good enough job of “redistributing” the wealth of the nation. She was attacking extending the Bush Tax Cut Rates to all Americans.

This is the mindset of Democrats – that it is the role of Federal Government to take from some Americans and give to others to create an equal distribution of wealth in the nation. Of course, the truth is that the fastest route to the U.S. becoming a “Banana Republic” is for the Government to get more and more involved in managing the economy of the nation. Go to the “Banana Republics” of the world and you will see the Government heavily involved in the major industries of the country, always under the guise of helping the people. What always happens is corruption by the those doing the “managing,” lining their own pockets.

Bigger Government, and more Government control is not the answer. Free Enterprise is what has built the United States into the strongest Middle Class in the world, and that is what will keep us there. Less Government control, regulation and interference is what we need to unleash the free market forces that will start more businesses, create jobs and provide a way for people to better themselves. An ever-expanding Government with more and more people becoming dependent on what comes from Washington helps the Democrats expand their power – but it does not help the nation.


Wild Thing's comment......

She has close ties to America's largest marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America. She is a member of the far left Congressional Progressive Caucus, has been close to D.S.A., or its preceding organization, the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee since the 1970s. Jan Schakowsky has been one Congresss' most loyal and consistent Barack Obama supporters. Unsurprizing perhaps as President Obama also has a long history with Democratic Socialists of America.

Just who are the Congressional Progressive Caucus? It’s a rogues gallery filled with politicians like Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, Pete Stark, Alan Grayson, and Nancy Pelosi .

Just look at the damage inflicted to the core of American political life by the Progressives as evidenced by the failed governments in Illinois, California, and New Jersey. It wasn’t free-market policies that delivered multi-billion dollar state deficits and financial damage. It was the failed socialist policies of the Progressives.

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Democratic FCC Regulators Throw Support Behind Net Neutrality Rules

Democratic FCC Regulators Throw Support Behind Net Neutrality Rules

The Democrats moved one step closer today in their push to control the internet.

Liberal FCC officials are supposed to vote today on sweeping new internet regulations.

It’s official: the path has been cleared for Tuesday’s historic vote at the Federal Communications Commission approving sweeping new “network neutrality” rules designed to ensure that the Internet remains an open platform that doesn’t favor dominant telecommunications and cable companies.

Democratic FCC regulator Michael Copps just issued a statement in which he explains that he will “concur” on the proposed rules, meaning he supports their adoption but doesn’t agree with everything in them.

Senior officials have also confirmed that all three Democrats on the five-member commission will support the rules, providing FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski with the support he needed for the plan. Copps and fellow Democratic regulator Mignon Clyburn have been fighting for stronger provisions to better protect consumers and smaller competitors.

Wireless carriers have also endorsed (albeit grudgingly) the net neutrality plan, offering Genachowski critical industry support that can help dampen congressional criticism. They insist they need maximum flexibility in operating their networks due to capacity constraints, and won’t block competitors.

From The Blaze

Critics of the proposal dismiss it as unnecessary government intervention that seeks to correct marketplace problems that do not exist.

Republicans are working to block the Democrats’ proposal, re-introducing an amendment that would ban the FCC from using government funding to adopt or implement any net neutrality regulations. In addition, the two sitting Republican FCC members have questioned whether new neutrality regulations are even necessary.

“We are concerned that both factual and legal conclusions may have been drawn before the process has begun,” they said, adding that the Commission should not adopt rules “in an effort to alleviate the political pressures of the day, if the facts do not clearly demonstrate that a problem needs to be remedied.”


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

So-called “net neutrality” has been a controversial campaign pledge the Obama administration has worked to implement.

Less government means more freedom, whether it’s freedom for companies to compete for customers or freedom for websites to contain the content they choose. Anything else is the government seeking more control of our lives.

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December 20, 2010

ACLU Lawsuit Rips Off American Citizens and Forces ICE To Provide FULL Medical Care To ILLEGAL Alien Detainees

ICE will now provide heart surgery, biopsies and psychiatric care to detainees

National Examiner

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has agreed to begin providing medical care that goes well beyond emergency treatment, as a result of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU. The suit alleged that ICE was not treating “immigration detainees with constitutionally adequate levels of medical and mental health care.”

Among the many services which ICE will now provide illegal aliens in their custody are heart surgeries, cancer biopsies, treatment for diabetes, dental care, and treatment for mental depression.

On Thursday, Elizabeth Alexander, former Director of the ACLU National Prison Project and lead attorney in the suit said: “For the first time, ICE has committed to providing all necessary health care to immigration detainees beyond just emergency care. For too long, ICE’s own policies allowed it to provide detainees with nothing beyond a narrow definition of emergency. This settlement is recognition that it is unconstitutional not to provide people in government custody with all necessary health care.”

The legal action was filed in June 2007 by the ACLU and the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties and stated that detainees at the San Diego Correctional Facility were often subjected to long waits for medical treatment and denied medication for chronic illnesses.

The lawsuit cited several cases in which detainees with bipolar disorders and depression went untreated, as well as illegal aliens who never received care for high cholesterol and broken teeth.

No word yet on the estimated cost of this new policy to the taxpayers.


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

Good thing we’re not broke or anything.

Anybody who has health problems now knows just comes across the border illegally and a wonderful medical/dental heath care plan is there to take care of all your health needs, free of charge.

“constitutionally adequate levels of medical and mental health care.”

Where is this, exactly, in the Constitution???? Since when do “illegals” qualify for OUR constitional benefits???? Oh, forgot, “we don’t abide by the constitution anymore!!!!!!!

Our Constitution is meant for the people of this nation and not the world!

All I can do is throw my hands in the air and babble.


They come over and shoot our Border Guards and we give them By-Pass operations. We are in a friggin lunatic asylum.The lunatics are running it.

Someone need to go after the ACLU for treason, this is an act of WAR, we are being invaded and they claim our constitution protects the invaders. NO ONE give a hoot, what is wrong with my country????? OMG, LORD help us!

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In Sunday-evening Surprise, Senate Unanimously Passes Food Safety Bill

In Sunday-evening surprise, Senate unanimously passes food safety bill

The Hill

The Senate unexpectedly approved food safety legislation by unanimous consent Sunday evening, rescuing a bill that floated in limbo for weeks because of a clerical error.

The Senate passed the Food Safety and Modernization Act on Nov. 30 by a vote of 73-25. But the bill was later invalidated by a technical objection because it was a revenue-raising measure that did not originate in the House — Senate staff had failed to substitute the food safety language into a House-originated bill.

A coalition of groups supporting the bill sent a letter Sunday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) calling for action on food safety.

“Our organizations are writing to support attaching S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, to the Senate's proposed short-term continuing resolution,” the groups wrote. “Strong food-safety legislation will reduce the risk of contamination and provide FDA with the resources and authorities the agency needs to help make prevention the focus of our food safety strategies.”

The American Public Health Association, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union and other groups signed the letter.

Democrats first attempted to attach the food safety bill to the two-and-a-half-month spending measure but Republicans balked because they wanted to keep that measure clean, according to Senate aides.

Republicans, however, later agreed to pass it by unanimous consent.

Reid announced he would send the legislation — this time properly attached to a House-originated measure — back to the lower chamber for final approval.

“Our food safety system has not been updated in almost a century. Families in Nevada and across America should never have to worry about whether the food they put on their table is safe," Reid said in a statement. "This is a common-sense issue with broad bipartisan support.

"Tonight we unanimously passed a measure to improve on our current food safety system by giving the FDA the resources it needs to keep up with advances in food production and marketing, without unduly burdening farmers and food producers,” he said.

The legislation is a high priority for Reid and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).

Reid’s staff earlier in the day had told a coalition of groups supporting the legislation that it had a chance of passing but the prospects appeared to dim as Sunday wore on. The swift approval by unanimous consent caught some aides and lobbyists working on it by surprise.

Sen. Tom Coburn, the outspoken conservative Republican from Oklahoma, had been blocking the legislation. He lifted his objection at the final moment.


Top ten lies about Senate Bill 510


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

What happened, this is horrible!!!! Are we citizens or subjects??!!

This is going to be horrible for small farmers too.

But negotiations went on through the weekend and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., worked out a deal to let the bill move forward.

Once the House approves it, President Barack Obama is expected to sign it.

The legislation would give the federal government much wider authority to set and enforce safety standards for farmers and food processors, affecting all whole and processed foods except meat, poultry and some egg products already regulated by the Agriculture Department.

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, proclaimed it a “critical victory” that would “give Americans one of the best holiday gifts they can receive this year — the assurance the foods they are eating are safer

Oh thank God, there won’t be any more thousands and thousands of people dying every week,
killed by their food!!!!!

This session of congresscreeps will have cost us more freedoms and money than probably any other congressional session in all recorded government history. Lord, save us.

But negotiations went on through the weekend and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., worked out a deal to let the bill move forward.


Reid: Mitch here's what I'm going to do.
McConnell: Okey-dokey.

End of negotiations.

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Obama's (and Soros’s) New 'Gay' Force

Repeal DADT rallty photo

Obama's New 'Gay' Force


by Kevin McCullough

With the passage of the law to repeal the Clinton-era legislation commonly referred to as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," President Obama enters into a new reality. In one last blaze of defiance of the American people, and expressly those who serve in our nation's armed forces, President Obama was able to shove social engineering into pretty much the very corner of American culture where we have no business doing so.

Upon his signature President Obama will begin a process that will at the very least disrupt operations, and at the very worst see the eventual weakening of our armed forces.

Throughout the entirety of this debate I've had questions, none of which seemed to be answered or even asked in the congressional sessions dealing with the matter.

From a purely pragmatic standpoint perhaps someone could answer them now, since I'm especially sure that President Obama wouldn't push for such a fundamental transformation of our military without good answers to them.

1. What happens to housing, on base and in theater?

If it is morally questionable to have men and women housed together because of the sexual tension that exists between primarily men who would be predatorily interested in the women they might shower with or frequently be seen in the act of dressing and undressing on a regular basis, why is it any different if you have identified the predatory homosexual male who might have an unrequited "thing" for a fellow service member? If it is proper to keep men and women housed separately do we now go to four sets of housing. Men who don't engage in homosexual activity, Men who do, Women who don't, Women who do? Practically speaking Mr. President how do you get past the fundamental sexual tension that will be present the minute some make it known?

2. Do you expect the military system or the civilian courts to deal with the influx of phony sexual harassment cases to follow?

Consider this issue a prediction of sorts, but take it to the bank that those who engage in open homosexuality will feel the freedom if not the need begin to portray themselves as victims of harassment pretty much anytime something doesn't go their way. And it may not require anything all that severe to trigger it. A drill instructor gets a little too rough in his language while trying to beat the "sissy" out of a recruit in basic training or Officer Candidate School and the backlog will commence.

3. Will base commanders be required to host "pride" events that allow for similar conduct to the x-rated displays that go on in the nation's cities each year?

There was much discussion in the Senate and House hearings about the issue of morale, the breakdown of structure, the significance of discipline and the ability to command respect and a readied force. Nothing related to any "pride" event ever held comes close to anything resembling respect, discipline, or structure. There is a reason our best volunteer to serve their nation, and it has nothing to do with speedos, bump or grind.

4. Will all other sexual conduct be made legal as well?

It is still a crime to commit adultery in active military duty, and even more so for officers. How can you possibly be allowing for the flamboyancy of effeminate male soldiers to engage in sexual conduct and their notorious ever wandering lust for the new on one hand, and hold court martial for those who have discreetly hidden their sexual escapades while destroying their families?

There are many legitimate reasons why the military is not the place to run experiments on the restructuring of the society at large.

For the leftist idiots who will scream the meme that, "every other nation on the planet already does it," shut up!

None of those military forces are the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines.

I know the progressive elites in the nation awake this morning feeling better about what has been done to the U.S. Military in this vote. I know this President has never served and likely barely knows anyone who has. I know that the godless in our nation think this is all a tremendous step forward.

In the hundreds of conversations I've had with those that serve in our nation's armed forces, from Naval F-18 aviators to Army Rangers, Marine specialists to Air Force pilots of B2 stealth bombers, C130s, and military drones, the view of the military is clear. They serve to focus on the mission at hand, not because they may or may not display pictures of their romantic interests in the living quarters.

I know that our military has been the best in the world, and that they deserved to be listened to when they spoke clearly from the four branches to the President. The head of each branch clearly made the case for not allowing the military to become a place where the focus of our troops was placed on when and how they can have sex, instead of achieving their mission.

But now that reality has been thrust upon us.

It was President Obama's doing, and the results that follow will be laid at his feet.


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Before Obama we were the only superpower: We spend as much on defense as all the other countries in the world, combined! If we become weak, guess what happens? Of course, that’s probably the plan. The United States invented the concept of superpower. Now we can only hope for a seat at the table. We were great once and we can be again. But we have to make drastic changes to get back our country and they better begin this January and continue on or we are sunk.

Our troops now are awesome. But Obama's pink squads will probably be told their R.O.E.'S are to try and just "bitch slap” Al Queda into submission.

Imagine what our forefathers would think of all this?

What about West Point? The Naval Academy? VMI? Air Force school in Colorado???

Are they going to be re-organized, also?

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Illegal Aliens Have NO Constitutional Rights! BUT Reporters told: Don't say 'illegal immigrant'

Reporters told: Don't say 'illegal immigrant'

Journalist group calls for purge of term – everyone innocent until proven guilty


The Society of Professional Journalists is telling reporters not to use “illegal immigrant” or “illegal alien” in their columns and reports.

A diversity plan from a group of journalists says reporters should not be using the term “illegal aliens” because it is not constitutional.

“Frequent use of the phrases ‘illegal immigrant’ and ‘illegal alien’ by our mainstream media is being questioned in order to remain faithful to the principles of our U.S. Constitution,” Leo Laurence wrote in the “Diversity Toolbox” column on the website for the Quill, which is produced by the Society of Professional Journalists.

He said the organization’s “Diversity Committee” met during its 2010 convention in Las Vegas and “decided to engage in a yearlong educational campaign designed to inform and sensitize journalists as to the best language to use when writing and reporting on undocumented immigrants.”

The concept, however, elicited some pointed criticism from analyst Alana Goodman of the Culture and Media Institute, who noted that the campaign appears to be targeted toward one situation, when there are many others that also could be addressed.

“The label ‘remains offensive to Latinos, and especially Mexicans, and to the fundamentals of American jurisprudence,’ wrote Leo E. Laurence,” said Goodman.
"Seeing as most Latinos in the U.S. are not illegal immigrants – and since the term has no racial or ethnic connotation – it's hard to see how it would cause offense to this group. In fact, the only people who should really be put off by the term are illegal immigrants themselves (or their advocates), who don't believe unlawful residency in the U.S. should be a crime," Goodman wrote.

The term "illegal immigrant," in fact, is cited in a recent style book for the Associated Press, which often has advertised it is the world's oldest and largest newgathering organization, as "the preferred term, rather than 'illegal alien' or 'undocumented worker.'"

It is used, the book documents, "to describe those who have entered the country illegally."

Goodman noted that Laurence believes, "Only a judge, not a journalist, can say that someone is an illegal."
"Obviously you don't need to go to law school to understand that basic concept. And it's certainly important to use words like 'suspected' when writing about a specific individual whose immigration status has not yet been determined. But it has absolutely nothing to do with getting rid of the term 'illegal immigrant' altogether," Goodman wrote.

Laurence argued that "one of the most basic of our constitutional rights is that everyone (including non-citizen) is innocent of any crime until proven guilty in a court of law."

His recommendation is that reporters avoid both "illegal immigrant" and "illegal alien."

Laurence wrote, "Some believe the phrase 'illegal alien' originated with fiery, anti-immigrant groups along the U.S.-Mexico border, such as the Minutemen."

That's fine, said Minuteman leader Jim Gilchrist.

"Why don't we just call them a suspected illegal aliens," he told WND.

Using some of the other terms just would muddy the waters, he said.
"I prefer to be more specific, get right to the point. According to U.S. law, they are illegal aliens," he said.
He said that fits with what is done in other cases, as in the "suspected bank robber," who has not yet been convicted.
"The SPJ diversity committee says 'undocumented immigrant' is a more appropriate description. Yet living in the U.S. without any documentation of citizenship is illegal," wrote Goodman.
"Using the term 'undocumented immigrant' is disingenuous, because it downplays the severity of the crime. It's like calling a car thief an 'unauthorized driver' – it's misleading to the point of inaccuracy. And when a journalist makes the decision to mislead readers, in an attempt to portray a person or group in a more positive light, it can't be called anything but pure advocacy. It's a shame that an important group like SPJ is promoting such tactics," Goodman wrote.


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

Show me where in the Constitution that it says that you cannot use the words illegal aliens. More BS from the media. Illegal immigrants are not citizens and are not given protection under the Constitution.

It is obvious these Third World hyphenates are building a nation within our nation. THEIR nation does not recognize US sovereignity, our laws, customs, our Constitution, and our form of government.

Undocumented Democrats ???

This nonsense is status quo for liberals. Defeat truth by limiting the debate and controlling the conversation. Illegal alien is a label that alerts the hearer or reader that the person referred to has entered the US illegally.

If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers. And terrorists are now undocumented explosive experts.

I will continue to call them illegal aliens or illegals no matter that the PC police say. This blog says at the top it is a PC Free Zone and it will continue to be one.

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Rep. Peter King: We'll Investigate Muslim Radicalization

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says he will hold hearings in Congress next year on the “radicalization” of Muslim communities.

Republican Rep. Peter King of New York plans to hold hearings in Congress next year on the “radicalization” of Muslim communities, his office confirmed to the Hotsheet.

As first reported by the New York Times, King is planning to hold the hearings once he takes up the chairmanship of the House Homeland Security Committee. He says the hearings are planned in response to complaints from law enforcement officials that Muslim leaders have been uncooperative in terror investigations.

“When I meet with law enforcement, they are constantly telling me how little cooperation they get from Muslim leaders,” King told the Times. “It is controversial. But to me, it is something that has to be discussed.”

The hearings come at a time of increased concerns about “homegrown” Muslim terrorists – along with persistent fears that innocent Muslims have been unfairly targeted since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Muslim leaders told the Times they have strong concerns about King’s proposed hearings.


Wild Thing's comment......

I sure hope they do this one right. They need to explain to us why Obama and his Pentagon protect the terrorists from the FT. Hood attack and many other things where Obama has sided with terrorists against our country. Why obama does not want the word Islam to be used when discussing Muslim terrorists, or heck even the word Muslim. WE know why but someone needs to make this a point in their findings so at least it will be more well known to the apathy ridden citizen on his couch nodding agreement to Chris Matthews and his ilk.

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December 19, 2010

Straight Troops Must Shower With Gays, Says DOD Working Group

Straight Troops Must Shower With Gays, Says DOD Working Group--‘Gay Men Have Learned to Avoid Making Heterosexuals Feel Uncomfortable or Threatened in Situations Such as This’


Saturday, December 18, 2010

By Terence P. Jeffrey

A special Defense Department working group appointed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates has recommended that the military should “expressly prohibit” heterosexuals from using separate showers, bathrooms and bunking facilities from homosexuals when the repeal of the law banning homosexuals from the military goes into effect.

The working group has also recommended that commanding officers be left with the authority to exempt individuals from using the same showers, bathrooms and living facilities as homosexuals, but only on a “case-by-case” basis.

The House voted earlier this week and the Senate voted this afternoon to repeal the military ban on homosexuals, which has often been referred to as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

The working group’s Nov. 30 report—“Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’”–concluded that permitting heterosexuals to use separate showers, bathrooms and bunking facilities from homosexuals of the same gender would “stigmatize” homosexuals and be “reminiscent of ‘separate but equal’ facilities for blacks prior to the 1960s.”

“In the course of our review we heard from a very large number of Service members about their discomfort with sharing bathroom facilities or living quarters with those they know to be gay or lesbian,” said the report. “Some went so far to suggest that a repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell may even require separate bathroom and shower facilities for gay men and lesbians. We disagree, and recommend against separate facilities. Though many regard the very discussion of this topic as offensive, given the number of Service members who raised it, we are obliged to address it.”

The working group was co-chaired by Jeh Charles Johnson, the Defense Department’s general counsel, and U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham.

“The creation of a third and possibly fourth category of bathroom facilities and living quarters, whether at bases or forward deployed areas, would be a logistical nightmare, expensive, and impossible to administer,” said the report.

“And, even if it could be achieved and administered, separate facilities would, in our view, stigmatize gay and lesbian Service members in a manner reminiscent of ‘separate but equal' facilities for blacks prior to the 1960s,” said the report.

“Accordingly,” the report concluded, “we recommend that the Department of Defense expressly prohibit berthing or billeting assignments or the designation of bathroom facilities based on sexual orientation. At the same time, commanders would retain the authority they currently have to alter berthing or billeting assignments or accommodate privacy concerns on an individualized, case-by-case basis, in the interests of morale, good order and discipline, and consistent with performance of mission. It should also be recognized that commanders already have the tools—from counseling, to non-judicial punishment, to UCMJ prosecution—to deal with misbehavior in either living quarters or showers, whether the person who engages in the misconduct is gay or straight.”

The report quoted the adverse sentiments of a number of service members who participated in focus groups where they indicated they did not want to have to shower, use the bathroom or roommate with homosexuals.

“I live in the barracks and I don’t think that it would go over well in that kind of environment,” one service member told a DOD focus group. “I’m concerned about how people would treat that individual.”

“In the privacy side of the thing, they’ll have to make some changes to the current infrastructure, [for example] privacy stalls in the bathrooms,” said another service member.

“I do not have to shower or sleep in a room with men so I do not want to shower or sleep in the same room as a woman who is homosexual,” said a female service member. “I would feel uncomfortable changing and sleeping as I would if it was a man in the room. I should not have to accept this.”

“Tell him if he hits on me I will kick his - - -!” said another service member who participated in a DOD focus group.


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

This has everything to do with weakening our military by lawsuits, threats of lawsuits, and creating discomfortable situations within our uniformed services, and inviting good Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines to leave and be replaced by...(use your imagination).

It also has to do with destroying the military traditions and culture.

What is next? Sensitivity training and indoctrination seminars?

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Senate Passes Bill to Lift Military Gay Ban ~ Not A Good Day For America and Our Troops!!!

The final vote was 65-31, with eight Republicans crossing the aisle to support the measure.

Sen. Richard Burr (R., N.C.) and Sen. John Ensign (R., Nev.) both voted to repeal the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on homosexuality. The measure passed by a 65–31 margin this afternoon. Other Republicans voting in favor of repeal: Sen. Mark Kirk (Ill.), Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.), Sen. George Voinovich (Ohio), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and the Maine ladies, Sen. Olympia Snowe and Sen. Susan Collins.

Burr said it was not a difficult vote to cast, despite his state’s being home to Camp Lejeune, the largest Marine Corps base on the East Coast. Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, had been one of the most high-profile opponents of repeal.

“Even though this bill has now passed, it should never be enacted immediately,” he said, expressing concern over how and when the bill would go into effect. Burr said he hoped the implementation process would address his concerns and those of military officials, like General Amos, who had come out against repeal. “The speed with which this was done ignores their input and their concerns,” he said.


With this repeal, the process is set in motion to, for the first time in U.S. history, allow gays to serve openly in the military without having to hide their sexual orientation. Under President Bill Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” law, men and women in service were required to stay silent about their sexuality, and since 1993 more than 13,500 service members were dismissed for failing to do so.

Earlier this week the House approved the bill by a 250-174 vote. The next step is for President Obama and his top military advisers to certify to Congress that ending the repeal of this policy would not hurt the ability of troops to fight. Thereafter, there will be a 60-day waiting period before the passed bill becomes law.

New Hampshire Senator Shaheen says this move will strengthen our national security.

NO it won't~ ~ Wild Thing


Marine general suggests repeal of 'don't ask' could result in casualties

Washington Times

The Marine Corps' top general suggested Tuesday that allowing gays to serve openly in the military could result in more casualties because their presence on the battlefield would pose "a distraction."

"When your life hangs on the line," said Gen. James F. Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, "you don't want anything distracting. . . . Mistakes and inattention or distractions cost Marines' lives."

He cited a recent Defense Department survey in which a large percentage of Marine combat veterans predicted that repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" law would harm "unit cohesion" and their tight-knit training for war.

"So the Marines came back and they said, 'Look, anything that's going to break or potentially break that focus and cause any kind of distraction may have an effect on cohesion,' " he said. "I don't want to permit that opportunity to happen. And I'll tell you why. If you go up to Bethesda [Naval] Hospital . . . Marines are up there with no legs, none. We've got Marines at Walter Reed [Army Medical Center] with no limbs."

Amos had said previously that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly could cause "distractions" and "risks" for combat units. But his remarks Tuesday were the first time that he or any other senior military leader has suggested that repealing the 17-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" law could directly endanger troops and cost lives.

The Marine Corps leaders have been more resistant to overturning the law than other branches of the armed forces.

The Defense Department survey, released last month, found that 58 percent of those in Marine combat arms units predicted that repeal would negatively affect their ability to "work together to get the job done." In comparison, 48 percent of those in Army combat units felt the same way.

Amos, the first Marine commandant with a background as a jet pilot, has been outspoken on the subject since he was confirmed by the Senate in September. In testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Dec. 3, he was more critical of efforts to overturn the law than the other military branch chiefs, saying that changing the rules during wartime would be disruptive and ill-advised.


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

Obama Nation = ABOMINATION!

Marine Commandant General James Amos has stated several times that openly practicing homosexualism will get Marines killed. The top guy in the Marine Corps says so. He has been in the trenches. He knows.

As I said earlier, any senator that voted in support of DADT has knowingly and quite purposefully gone about destroying and weakening America's military .

Damn them, for making the already super deadly and tough lives of our brave troops, especially SpecialOps and troops at the tip of the spear on the frontlines, have to even think about dealing with these distractions. Damn them all.

May the blood of the lost who tragically die needlessly from such an insane circus and dangerous distraction stain their hands unto eternity.

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Lakin Sentenced: Dismissal, 6 Months

Major General Paul Vallely, Dr. Kate, and Dr. Corsi on the Peter Boyles radio show to discuss LTC Lakin's court-martial and conviction - 12/16/10


Lakin sentenced: Dismissal, 6 months



Breaking the law in service of a greater good has proven very costly for Lt. Col. Terrence L. Lakin.

The Army flight surgeon lost his career and his freedom today after exposing himself to court martial, in an effort to validate the military chain of command by determining whether President Barack Obama is constitutionally eligible to serve as commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

After deliberating four hours, an Army court-martial panel sentenced Lakin to six months in prison, forfeiture of pay and dismissal from the service.

On Wednesday, the panel had convicted Lakin of "missing movement" of an airplane scheduled to fly him to his new unit. On Tuesday, the first day of the trial, Lakin pleaded guilty to three counts of disobeying orders. All of the charges were felonies.

Lakin's confinement began this evening and will continue for six months unless Major General Karl R. Horst, the general in command of Army troops in the Washington, D.C. area, decides to grant clemency or reduce the sentence. As the "court-martial convening authority," Horst has the power to review the sentence handed down by the panel.

Because dismissal, the officer's equivalent of an enlisted man's dishonorable discharge, is considered a "punitive discharge," Lakin is automatically entitled to appeal the sentence to the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals. Lakin's defense counsel has not yet commented about plans to appeal.

"The accused refused to deploy as a tool to score points for a political cause," prosecutor Capt. Philip J. O'Beirne told the court martial panel before their sentencing deliberations. O'Beirne asked the panel to imprison Lakin for 24 months and dismiss him from the service.

Defense counsel Neal Puckett asked the panel to punish Lakin with a reprimand and a fine, and to allow him to remain in service and "work off" his debt to the Army.

"I'm very disheartened by what has happened," said retired Navy Commander Charles Kerchner. "The court ignored Lakin's noble purpose. He disobeyed orders in order to fulfill his oath as an officer to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

Lakin invited his own court martial in April when he deliberately refused to report to the 101st Airborne Division a few weeks before the unit deployed to Afghanistan. The division was being sent to fight Islamic jihadists as part of Obama's military "surge" strategy. Lakin questioned whether the orders were legally valid because their authority traces ultimately to the president, who is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

By making the Army put him on trial, Lakin planned, through the pretrial "discovery" process, to force Obama to produce background and identity documents he has refused to make public, such as his birth certificate. Lakin hoped the documents would establish conclusively whether Obama is a "natural-born citizen," the U.S. Constitution's requirement to serve as president.

Col. Denise Lind, the judge conducting the court martial, frustrated Lakin's plans and crippled his defense with a series of rulings narrowing the scope of the trial. Lind refused to allow Lakin discovery, saying revelation of background information might prove "embarrassing" to Obama. Lind also refused to allow Lakin to introduce evidence and expert testimony.

The stress of the court martial took an obvious toll on Lakin.

"He looks like a beaten man," said Tim Mayhak of North Pole, Alaska, one of Lakin's character witnesses. Mayhak, a retired Army helicopter pilot, served with Lakin in a year-long deployment in Afghanistan in 2004-2005.

"I've known Terry as a more boisterous person," said Mayhak. "He's always been easy to talk to, happy. I used to run with him, and he was strong and confident. Now he seems tired, he's lost weight. His hair is noticeably grayer."

Mayhak suggested the Army chose to make an example of Lakin so that other soldiers would think twice about using the court-martial process for political purposes.

The Army didn't have to court-martial him. They could have just dismissed him in the interest of maintaining good order and discipline," said Mayhak. "And why was I the one called in to testify on his behalf? It should have been Gen. McInerney and Ambassador Keyes."

Lakin's defense team initially planned to introduce retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney and Ambassador Alan Keyes to testify about the duty to disobey orders under special circumstances and the Constitutional requirements to serve as president, respectively.

"His question [about Obama's eligibility] still hasn't been answered," Mayhak added. "Orders have to originate somewhere, as we learned at the Nuremberg trials after World War II." Obama's eligibility to occupy the Oval Office remains unproven.

Many observers were disappointed by the defense strategy of portraying Lakin as a victim of the so-called "Birther" movement. In arguing for leniency, defense counsel Puckett called concerns about Obama's eligibility "crazy," called Lakin's perception of a higher duty a "mirage," and said Lakin had become "obsessed with the Constitution." Puckett described Lakin's course of action as a "horrible mistake" rather than as heroic self-sacrifice.

"I am outraged," said Theresa Cao, an ardent Lakin backer. "I've been taking his message to the White House and Congress that Lakin was standing up for God, Constitution and country. Puckett let Lakin down, and Lakin let all of us down."

Kerchner was more understanding.

"Lakin had no choice but to surrender," said the retired Navy officer. "He was confronted by overwhelming force, with no way of defending himself … he had to surrender now to protect his family. We honor our POWs, we should also honor Lakin for what he did."


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

Lakin did the job for two years and didn’t get answers. He got fed up and took an extreme course of action that unfortunately fell on deaf ears, blind eyes and cowardly hearts.

God bless him, he sure did take all the steps available and known to him within the chain of command, to NO relief, help, answers, or direction for a long time .. NONE from ANY of his superior military officers nor even the military JAGs. On the contrary, he got agreement on his lack of belief in potus eligibility from some of them.

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

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

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Families Welcome Marines Home At Camp Pendleton

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

This is a feel good video to see this. WELCOME HOME!!!!

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December 18, 2010

Our Troops At Camp Mike Spann Say Thank You for your Support

Video provided by: Sandra Arnold, APR Public Affairs Advisory Team Director Department of Defense Civilian ISAF Joint Command

Michael Spann was a paramilitary operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency's Special Activities Division. Spann was the first American killed in combat during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

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

Merry Christmas and THANK YOU to our troops! You are in our prayers each day and our grateful hearts.

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Just One More Reason Why by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Just One More Reason Why

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

House of Representatives passage of the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT) is one more reason why throwing out Democrats and liberal RINOs was well justified in the mid-term election. Just as they rammed Obamacare through despite opposition by the vast majority of Americans, that same group is now trying to cram repeal of the proscription against openly practicing sodomites in the Armed Forces down the throats of Americans.

To give their cause the appearance of credibility, one supposed former member of the Armed Forces, Representative Patrick Murphy, Democrat of Pennsylvania stated that he did not care whether a soldier wrote love letters home to his boyfriend or girlfriend, all he cared about was whether or not the soldier could kick down a door or could shoot straight. That mode of thinking raises the question about whether or not Murphy was aware of sexual proclivities of his soldiers; and, if he was aware of their breaking the military sodomy law, whether or not he had the integrity to enforce it.

Murphy’s comments suggest that he was aware but declined to do carry out his sworn duty to uphold the law. More likely, he’s making it up, i.e. he is deceiving his constituency, homosexuals, the Congress and the American people. What a great Representative!? And we wonder why the country is in trouble? People of Murphy’s ilk have already done enough damage, now they want Americans to figuratively, and perhaps literally “bend over!” Here’s a suggestion: Non-sodomite supporters, i.e. liberals, of repeal should get out there and lead by example; live it don’t just advocate for it! Think about it, even Oprah strongly defended against the rumor that she might be a lesbian. Coming from her, why do that if she sees nothing out of the ordinary with the behavior?

Present law stipulates that homosexuals may serve in the military services! The lame and trite claim that they somehow compromise their integrity by keeping their sexual proclivities to themselves is both a Red Herring and specious argument. If someone could explain how keeping one’s sexuality to oneself breaches integrity, that would be enlightening. They cannot, those who try engage in “liberal speak,” the oral expression of a mental disorder.

Assuming liberals in Congress repeal DADT and let that Pandora out of its box, would the Congress follow through and mandate revision of the UCMJ that proscribes sodomy and illicit sex? To do so seems logical enough.

UCMJ Article 125-Sodomy
“(a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense.
(b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall by punished as a court-martial may direct.”

In the meantime, the next objective of homosexual advocates would be to permit mutually consenting same-sex partners to engage in sex in the “privacy” of their barracks rooms and it follows, to be married. Using repeal of DADT as their vehicle, advocates for the oxymoron would attempt to then attempt to cram “homosexual marriage” though the Congress because it would no longer make sense to allow homosexuals to ostensibly practice it in the Armed Forces (while “defending” the country) and not allow them to “marry.”

An honest assessment of a lesser but likewise ill-advised action on the part of the Congress, i.e. putting females on ships, is that repeal of DADT would be another unmitigated manpower and readiness disaster. Americans who care about the Nation’s security would be wise to oppose repeal and to block homosexual behavior from being openly practiced in the Armed Forces.

Semper Fidelis


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

IMO there is a big difference in someone that happens to be homosexual and is in the military vs. pushing the Gay Agenda and this repeal of DADT is just that. It is all about pushing the Gay Agenda and that is wrong. There is not a single institution in this great land that they do not want to tear down, demolish, devastate, obliterate, and annihilate......The object of all this effort on their part is power — pure, unadulterated power.

Remember the movie "Miracle On 34th Street"?

The lawyer for Santa Claus argued and won the case for his "legitimacy" by showing the US Post Office (a branch of the US Gov't) "recognized" Santa as "legit" (with all the rights associated with it) by accepting and delivering his mail.

IMHO, this is ALL this repeal is about.

Once the US Military "recognizes" LGBT (, gay, bisexual, and transgender) as "legit", they will HAVE to be officially recognized by the WHOLE US Gov't as legit,(states rights be damned), with all the heterosexual rights that go with it such as getting married, teaching Boy Scouts, being a priest , pastor, school teacher, etc, with all the "All Communist Lawyers Union" (ACLU) chomping at the bit to sue into oblivion anyone who denies the "rights" of these "newly Gov't recognized" groups.

Don't forget....the homosexuals will be a protected class in the military....anyone who speaks out, or rebuffs their advances will be disciplined with a hate crime. The congress has already been talking about the “special training” military men will need.

This was an excellent write up by Col. Pappas and to add to that I am putting a quote by Duncan Hunter below.

Retired Congressman Duncan Hunter released this statement today regarding this weekend’s critical votes in the United States Senate:

"And once again, the liberals in the Senate and the House are prepared to “reward” the great men and women who won the war in Iraq by forcibly injecting practicing homosexuals into their ranks. I would advise the members of the Senate and the House to listen to your Marine Commanders, who commanded the point of the spear, the tip of the spear – that is the platoons, the companies, the battalions, and regiments of Americans in combat – to reject this new legislation that would repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. What the legislation really amounts to is an unprecedented injection of practicing homosexuals into the ranks of young men and women who joined the US Military not only for all the benefits that are offered, and not only for the opportunity to serve their country, but also for the wholesome atmosphere that the US Military has always maintained, with its reliance on traditional values. Those traditional values are about to be ripped apart by the leftwingers in the House and the Senate. My advice to all the members of the Senate who want to see the continued effectiveness of the US Military is to reject this radical approach that is being spearheaded by Barrack Obama and Harry Reid in the next couple of days."

....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 Reaches Out (AGAIN) To Taliban ~ Taliban Release Their Response

Our troops on foot patrol in Afghanistan


Barack Obama once again reached out to the Taliban terrorist organization.

The White House ...for complete text.

Over the past year, we’ve dramatically increased our civilian presence, with more diplomats and development experts working alongside our troops, risking their lives and partnering with Afghans. Going forward, there must be a continued focus on the delivery of basic services, as well as transparency and accountability. We will also fully support an Afghan political process that includes reconciliation with those Taliban who break ties with al Qaeda, renounce violence and accept the Afghan constitution.

The Taliban released a statement in response to the former community organizer’s speech.

The Taliban dismissed President Obama's Afghan/Pakistan Strategy as a failed strategy, stating it has failed both militarily and on the civilian administration fronts.

Zabiullah Mujahid said, in an e-mail, the last nine years of war have proven that increased troop levels have no effect on the outcome.

"It is a failed strategy, not only on the military side but also in civilian and administrative affairs," he said. "Public services in Afghanistan have failed. Corruption, insecurity and also the civilian casualties are a result of failed American strategy."

"President Obama is also talking about progress, but it is clear for everyone that the reality is completely the opposite of what he says," he added.

President Obama unveiled his Afghan/Pakistan Strategy Review yesterday. He said that some progress had been made and that the Taliban and Al Quaeda momentum has been halted and that the insurgents had suffered grievous losses.

Obama emphasized that further progress will not come easily. Success is largely dependent on Pakistan's effectiveness of eliminating insurgents and the training of the Afghan National Security Forces.

The President also said that the transition phase would commence in 2011, with a complete handover to Afganistan's Security Forces by 2014.

In their response, the Taliban claimed that the exit or withdrawal of U.S. troops is not the result of success but rather an effect of increased U.S. casualties and the cost of the Afghan war, which the U.S. can no longer afford.

Mujahid vowed that the Taliban would continue the fight agains coalition forces. He said that "with the presence of foreign forces in our country there will be no peace and security. The interference of foreign forces in the affairs of Afghanistan ... will only increase casualties."

While NATO officials believe they have weakend the Taliban, it must also be pointed out that, as a rule, the Taliban do not fight during the winter months. The proof will be in the pudding, sort to speak, when the fighting season restarts this spring.

The transition phase, which is to start next July, is also contingent on conditions on the ground. The Taliban will certainly look to exploit NATO's public perception of this war and continue its strategy of IEDs, car bombs and infiltration of Afghans Security Forces.


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

Good grief, Obama should just go over there and join the Taliban.

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Christmas and Our Troops

Santa and U.S. Marines in front of the only flying B-25H Mitchell bomber


Nhon Cho, South Vietnam, December 21, 1968: Dispensing with the normal sleigh, Santa Claus taxis along the airstrip in an artistically-modified C7 Caribou cargo plane as he arrives to bring gifts to Detachment 35, B Company, 5th Special Forces Group. The Air Force's 483rd Tactical Aircraft Wing at Cam Ranh Bay decorated seven of the planes for use in Christmas visits to the troops in the field.


Trace Adkins performs for the men and women serving our country. I love what he says about our military in this video.

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Hundreds Of Toys ( Toys For Tots) For Needy Kids Stolen In Orangevale

Hundreds Of Toys For Needy Kids Stolen In Orangevale

(Toys for Tots , at a Sacramento suburb)



Hundreds of toys set aside for kids in need have been stolen just days before Christmas.

The toys were taken from the lobby of the Orangevale Chamber of Commerce Monday night.

They were donations to the Toys for Tots program.

And chamber employees have a message for the people who stole them.

“If you need help with anything, I mean the chamber is here to help. They just had to ask rather than just to take. But I hope you find it in your heart to take them to the U.S. Marine Corp and give them to the kids that need them,” said Lisa Montes of the Orangevale Chamber Of Commerce.

In the meantime, they’re looking at surveillance tapes to see if they can find a clue into who may have taken those toys.

News Video at LINK


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

Good grief. How depraved do you have to be to steal toys from a charity right before Christmas?

They need to let the Marines deal with these low life's!!!

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

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

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Snow Grounds 800 Flights Across Europe

Snow grounds 800 flights across Europe


Heavy overnight snowfall disrupted air travel across western Europe Friday, forcing more than 800 flight cancellations and leading to major delays in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Germany appeared the hardest hit by the snow, with more than 600 flights canceled, schools forced to close and highways clogged with traffic after scores of accidents that killed at least three people and injured dozens.


Coldest December since records began as temperatures plummet to minus 10C bringing travel chaos across Britain


* Millions begin the big Christmas and New Year getaway early as the AA urged motorists to beware of the ‘worst driving conditions imaginable’

* Quarter of train services disrupted, travel warning in Kent

* Experts warn of a backlog of up to 4 million of parcels which could remain undelivered this Christmas

* The NHS issues an urgent appeal for blood donors as concerns grow over shortages

* Councils reveal plans to share grit amid fears the cold snap could last until January 14

* Odds shortened even further on a ‘White Christmas’ in some parts of the country next Saturday

Swathes of Britain skidded to a halt today as the big freeze returned - grounding flights, closing rail links and leaving traffic at a standstill.

And tonight the nation was braced for another 10in of snow and yet more sub-zero temperatures - with no let-up in the bitterly cold weather for at least a month, forecasters have warned.

The Arctic conditions are set to last through the Christmas and New Year bank holidays and beyond and as temperatures plummeted to -10c (14f) the Met Office said this December was ‘almost certain’ to become the coldest since records began in 1910.

The latest snowfall carpeted large swathes of Britain today - with up to 5in falling in places - paralysing roads and rail, and forcing airports and schools to close.

Forecasters warned the worst was still to come over the next 24 hours as the heaviest December snowfall for 30 years tightened its grip on the nation once more. The South is expected to be worst hit with up to 10in falling during the course of tomorrow. By the start of next week temperatures are set to fall to as low as -15c (5f). Met Office forecaster Barry Gromett said the average mean temperature for the first two weeks of this month was -0.7c. The coldest ever average for this time of year - recorded in December 1981 - was 0.2c.


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

Paging Al Gore, paging Al Gore! LOL This can’t be true. Al Gore said the world is warming at an alarming pace, so winter has ceased to be.

...OK so I guess Al Gore was not available for comments.

Here is my Solution - eliminate 90% of world government - but, even with that amount of reduction, humans would be faced with government still MUCH too large. LOL

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December 17, 2010

House Passes Temporary Extension Of Bush-era Tax Cuts 277-148


House passes temporary extension of Bush-era tax cuts 277-148

The Hill


12:00 AM ET

The House late Thursday gave final approval to a temporary extension of the George W. Bush-era tax rates, delivering a significant but politically bruising victory to President Obama.

The $858 billion legislation now heads to the president’s desk for his signature. It extends the Bush tax cuts across the board for two years, slashes the employee payroll tax by 2 percent for one year, renews the estate tax and extends unemployment insurance benefits for 13 months.

The vote was 277-148, and the bill gained a majority of both Democrats and Republicans despite complaints from each party’s political base. The legislation deepened divisions in the Democratic ranks and burst open festering tensions between House Democrats and the White House.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who had herded her divided caucus through the contentious process, said afterward she was pleased with the outcome despite her reservations about the bill.

Asked whether the emotional tax-cut vote had damaged the morale of the Democrats as the 111th Congress evolves into the 112th, Pelosi downplayed any lingering rancor.

"They're glad this is behind us, and they're ready to go forward," Pelosi told The Hill after the vote. "They're ready for the fight."

In the end, only one member of the House Democratic leadership, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), supported the final bill. Pelosi did not vote, and Reps. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), John Larson (D-Conn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) all opposed the legislation.

During an early afternoon vote on an unrelated matter, No. 2 ranking GOP Rep. Eric Cantor (Va.) and his Democratic counterpart, Hoyer, huddled in the back of the chamber.

According to a staffer familiar with the five-minute confab session, Cantor asked Hoyer if the Democratic leader needed GOP votes to support the procedural vote on a rule governing debate of the tax package. Even though Democrats pulled the rule vote because they feared losing that effort, Hoyer declined Cantor’s help.

The outreach by Republicans was one of the ways in which GOP leaders ramped up their whip effort while their Democratic counterparts appeared to implode internally as a caucus.

In all, 112 Democrats and 36 Republicans voted against the deal, including conservative stalwarts Mike Pence (R-Ind.), Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Steve King (R-Iowa) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).

Citing jobless benefits not paid for and an extension of the tax cuts set to expire in two years, during the next political season, those members felt they could get a better deal out of President Obama after they take power in little under three weeks.

But Cantor and Chief Deputy Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) made a dogged effort to rally support for the negotiated package that would ensure “certainty” in the near future.

Minutes before the final vote, the House turned aside a Democratic amendment to raise the estate tax provision in the bill. Incorporating that change would have sent the bill back to the Senate and faced certain Republican opposition there.

The president argued the deal was the best he could get from Republicans who refused to budge on extending tax cuts for highest-earning Americans, which Democrats wanted to end. The action by Congress prevents a broad tax increase from taking effect when the current rates expire at the end of the year.

The last votes Thursday capped a fractious three-week debate after Obama abandoned his Democratic allies in the House to cut a deal with Senate Republicans. House Democrats revolted over the pact, decrying the president for capitulating on one of his party’s signature domestic priorities: ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

“This basically concedes the argument to the supply-side Republican failed economic policies,” Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said.

Other Democrats denounced the bill for exploding an already soaring federal budget deficit. “Wake up and listen to the sirens,” Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) said on the House floor. “I can’t believe you talk about this bill as fiscal sanity. It’s fiscal insanity.”

The House Democratic Caucus held a non-binding vote to reject the Obama-GOP deal a week ago, but within days the Senate overwhelmingly approved the bill and Pelosi moved ahead with a vote.

House liberals made one last stand on Thursday, forcing the Speaker to pull the tax bill from the floor for several hours because of objections to the amendment process.

While the Democratic leadership decided to allow one attempt to amend the Republican-favored estate tax provision in the Senate-passed bill, liberals complained that the procedure party leaders crafted would not have allowed them to register their objections directly on the legislation.

“The original rule did not allow members to have a clean up-or-down vote on the bill,” Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said.

After a huddle with members on the House floor and a hastily scheduled meeting in her office, Pelosi agreed to rework the process, allowing separate votes on the estate tax amendment and the underlying legislation.

Pelosi herself did not lobby members on the tax bill, leaving the White House to rally support for a deal it alone had negotiated with Republicans. Vice President Biden delivered a personal pitch to House Democrats, and Obama called lawmakers himself in the days leading up to the vote.

And while lawmakers predicted the Senate bill would pass once it came to a vote in the House, the Obama administration was concerned enough to whip votes against the estate tax amendment in the final hours, a House leadership aide said, not wanting a last-minute change to send the legislation back to the Senate and unravel the accord.

House Republicans broadly backed the measure, some of them reluctantly. Like many other GOP lawmakers, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said he wanted to see the tax rates extended permanently, but his top priority was preventing a tax hike on January 1. “In this legislation I see the glass half-full,” he said on the floor. He acknowledged conservatives who said the GOP could have held out for a better deal. But he concluded: “Personally I am not willing to take a chance. I am going cast the aye vote. I am going to stop the job killing tax increases.”

In a floor speech Thursday night, Pelosi endorsed the estate tax amendment but pointedly refused to explicitly back the underlying bill. The GOP-favored inheritance tax of 35% for individuals worth more than $5 million, the Speaker said, “is not good policy. It does have not have a favorable impact on the deficit. It does not create jobs, It does not grow the economy.”

As to the overhaul compromise, Pelosi said, “Members will have to make their own decisions.”

“I applaud President Obama for his side of the ledger,” Pelosi said. “I’m sorry the price that had to be paid for it is so high.”


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

What a hoot!! Obama has to plead with his own party to support the Bush tax cuts that he has routinely blamed for the economy he inherited.

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Harry Reid Pulls Omnibus He Does Not Have The Votes!!

Harry Reid doesn’t have the votes.

The Corner

Speaking now on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) says he is “sorry and disappointed” to announce that he does not have the votes for the omnibus spending package. Instead, he will work with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) to draft a temporary continuing resolution to fund the government into early next year.

A top Senate source tells National Review Online that “it looks like Harry Reid buckled under the threat of Republicans reading [the bill] aloud.”

Reid Abandons Omnibus Bill Amid GOP Opposition


With Senate Republicans uniting against a massive $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill and threatening to demand a time-consuming oral reading of the 1,924-page measure, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tonight elected to ditch the controversial bill.

Republicans vowed to force an oral reading of it on the Senate floor. That process could have taken up to 50 hours, sucking up precious time in the few remaining days before Christmas when Democrats also are trying to ratify the START treaty, repeal the military’s "don't ask, don't tell" and pass the DREAM Act immigration measure.

But with GOP senators now refusing to support the bill – Reid said nine of them changed their stance in recent days and told him they would not vote for it – Democrats tonight scrapped any plans to proceed with it.

Reid called the omnibus “a good bill, an important piece of legislation for our country,” but acknowledged that he had decided to ditch it. The Senate’s top Republican, Mitch McConnell, said Democrats were forced to scrap the measure because they “don’t have the votes.”

Despite ditching the bill, Reid tonight mounted a passionate defense of earmarks, hitting out at President Obama and Republicans alike just as he did earlier Thursday.

“I don’t like this grab of power – and that’s what it is – and I don’t know why people in this branch of government are willing to give that power up.”

Republicans long have voiced support for a short-term continuing resolution over an omnibus because it would allow them to have far more power over the spending process starting in January, when they take control of the House and gain seats in the Senate.

I’m encouraged, greatly, by the action that was taken tonight to do away with this monstrosity and go back to, maybe, a one-page continuing resolution until the new members of Congress and the new members of this body can have their voices heard,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

“Did we just win?” quipped newly-elected Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois.

“This may be a seminal moment in the recent history of the United States Senate,” McCain replied. “We stood up and said, ‘Enough. Stop!’”


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

That process could have taken up to 50 hours

If it takes that long to read it is a sure sign that there is too much in the bill.

IMO, the part Reid said about dropping the bill because of some Republicans not voting for it, is pure BS. There aren’t enough Republicans in the Senate to stop anything. I will bet the main reason he is dropping it is because some dems have filed to have the entire thing read on the floor and he doesn’t want to waste time so as to cram more of his left wing disaster onto the American people.

Reid has filed for cloture on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the Dream Act, and the START treaty.

These people are like cockroaches!

Rush keeps playing the audios of Obama saying he was against earmarks

Also tons of we the people making phonecalls, emails, and faxes to these politicians, reminding them about the last election and we do not forget and we are taking names might be helping too. We need to keep this up, the dems are known for tenacity I will give them that ONLY, but we can be that way too and this is important enough to not see apathy happening.

The conflict of interest of Reid shoving in an internet gambling part of the bill - while his family lobbies for and receives cash campaign money from gambling interests is blatant and corrupt

Obama also said if this didn’t pass it would ruin his Presidency. Obama cannot move his big bill through a democrat Congress. We hope, we hope!!!!

The top Senate Republican has offered a one-page bill to prevent a government shutdown on Saturday as an alternative to a 1,924-page catchall spending measure offered by Democrats.

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Reid: Obama Wants To "Steal Power" From Us--"I'm Going To Fight As Hard As I Can Against Him"

I believe in our Constitution, separation of power and one of the issues I have fought for is to make sure the White House doesn’t continually take from us our power, everyone should understand this earmark issue is simply that, a way for the Executive branch of government to steal power we’ve been granted in our Constitution, we have a Constitutional duty to do Congressionally directed spending.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid defended the thousands of earmarks in the measure as the basic function of Congress. "That's our job. That's what we're supposed to do,"


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

Oh, no, that’s not what their job *is, but that’s what the Senate has become, thanks to vote-buying -— elections by popular vote.

Actually no, you're supposed to "establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity" None of which you're doing! Also it is ONLY in the Constitution that they can spend money to benefit all of us, not just a select few or pay back for votes for themselves.Judge Napolitano has said that many times.

It does not surprise me that he thinks this way, but our founding fathers are rolling over in their graves. With this type of overt corruption, it won’t be long before this republic falters.

Another thing too, I bet Obama is not happy to hear Harry Reid mouth off about HIM like this. heh heh

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Family Seeks Fallen Vietnam Marine's Family After Delivery of Wrong Bible

Harry Brown and his niece, Rita Summitt, hope to find Horace Brown's family

Family seeks fallen Vietnam Marine's family after delivery of wrong Bible

A recently discovered Bible with a wedding date of Christmas Eve has special meaning to two families. One family is trying to find the other.

In 1967, much of the news in the U.S. was about the Vietnam War. That year thousands died in Vietnam, including a Marine believed to be from Greenback.

Harry Brown's young niece, Rita Summitt, watched her grandmother receive the news about his death. Along with the sad information, the military brought the Marine's ribbons and Bible.

"I remember as a child men coming through the door in uniform and her getting really upset," Rita said. "And I remember her saying, 'He's not dead. He's not dead, and that's not my son. That's not his name.' They were trying to tell her my uncle was dead. She was telling them that wasn't him. His name was not Horace. He was Harry."

Rita said her grandmother opened a tin with medals in it and dog tags. "She said that is not his name and that is not his address." They were for Horace Brown, Jr.

However, Rita remembers the men in uniform were insistent that her uncle was dead. They left the Bible and medals with her family.

Rita says a few weeks after that visit, a letter came from her Uncle Harry dated after his supposed death.

Horace Brown, Jr.'s Bible dates to 1958. Information in it says he was in troop 21, likely a Boy Scout troop.

A few weeks ago while Rita was in her attic going through some old things, she rediscovered the Bible.

"This is news to me. For some reason or the other, my mother failed to tell me about this," Harry Brown said. "Evidently Dad was working."

"Yes, he wasn't there," Rita said.

Besides Horace Brown's name, the Bible has other names in it, but no reference to a city or state.

It says Horace Brown, Jr. was married to Barbara Alice Robinson on December 24, 1966 at Christ the King Church. It lists the Rev. E.J. Riley and two witnesses, Fred Cottman and Bernice Robinson.

In the family section, it lists a sister named Pat, a brother named Erwin, and a son, Horace III.

Since Christmas Eve is little more than a week away, Rita wants to find Horace Brown's family. "I just felt like it was laid on my heart. It's one of those things that is eating at you and nagging. I would like to find him," she said.

Rita has gone online searching for Horace Brown, Jr. "And when I just use the name Horace Brown you get mega hits, and there is just no way I can sort through every one of them."

She's also gone to the Vietnam Memorial Wall site, other military sites and civilian sites and tried searches with no luck.

"He wrote on the side, 'God bless Home' so that mean a lot to him. I'm sure it would mean a lot to his family, should they be found," Harry said.

So where is Horace Brown's wife, Barbara Alice Robinson? "I know as a wife, if that were my husband, it would be important to get that Bible back," Rita said.

Christ the King Church is a name used by hundreds of churches when you do a search on Google. The Bible has no reference to a denomination.

If you have any information that might help find the original family, call 865-633-5974.


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

Wow what a story.

....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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Kerry Complains About Having to Read the Omnibus Bill

"Lets just chew up the time of the United States Senate keeping everybody up all night reading a bill rather than working on it," Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) said sarcastically of the idea of reading the entire omnibus bill before passing it.

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

Because it is other peoples’ money you jerk Kerry. Reading of bills should be mandatory.

The bill should be read in English and Spanish, first one, then the other. It’s the PC thing to do. Maybe there should be a reading in Ebonics. heh heh

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December 16, 2010

Twas a Night in December

Servicemembers stationed from Antarctica to Afghanistan lent their talents and time to craft, "Twas a Night in December," based on the popular holiday story, but rewritten with a military twist. More than 40 commands around the world, representing every branch of the military service, participated. Along with the military people who contributed to this creative effort, country music star, Toby Keith introduced the video, reinforcing his long-term support for military and their families stationed around the world.


Wild Thing's comment......

GREAT video, I love how they show our heroes from all around the world. Fantastic! HUGE thank you with all my heart to each one.

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Democrats Pile On Earmarks Into Realm Of Total Insanity

This onslaught at the last minute by the Democrats is unforgivable. As others have observed, this is a political Battle of the Bulge!

Here's an earmark table they call it.......FY 2011 Omnibus CJS Earmark Table

23 frickin' pages just for this one link alone.

18 million to Kennedy charities

There's a separate table for just the agricultural earmarks in the spending bill. This one runs 11 pages.

FY 11 Omnibus Agriculture Earmark Chart

OMG here is some more note the titles of these:

FY 2011 Omnibus Energy and Water Earmark Chart

FY 11 Omnibus INTERIOR AND ENVIRONMENT,(water and energy earmarks)

16 pages to this one

Here is the mother lode.....this one is 90 frickin' pages...

FY 2011 Omnibus Transportation HUD Earmark Chart

Nope there is more mother lodes in this thing: This one has 98 pages

Labor HHS Omnibus Earmark Chart

$1 Billion for Obamacare in Omnibus Spending Bill

The Corner

In addition to the earmarks, the Senate omnibus spending bill also contains provisions totaling over $1 billion that will help fund Obamacare’s implementation. About $81 million will go to the Department of Health and Human Services for costs related to the enforcing the mandate and the new health care regulations. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will receive $176 million to finance starting the Medicaid expansion and the costs associated with the Medicare Advantage cuts. The National Health Care Workforce Commission, which was created by Obamacare, will nab $3 million.


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

They can't be stopped, it is like a top spinning and never ending. I also read there are even a few Republicans that have earmarks in this monster bill.

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House of Representatives Passes Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Mike Pence Opposes Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal

House of Representatives Passes Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

House lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday to end the "don't ask, don't tell" law, giving new momentum to an effort backed by President Obama, Pentagon leaders and gay rights activists to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military this year.

The House voted 250 to 175 to repeal the 17-year Defense Department law that bars gays and lesbians from serving openly in uniform. The 75-vote margin was wider than a similar vote in May. Fifteen Republicans voted for the bill while 15 Democrats opposed it.

Wednesday's vote sends the bill back to the Senate, where a vote will not occur until next week at the earliest, if at all, according to Senate aides.

The bill's language originally appeared in an 800-page defense authorization bill passed by the House in May. But the bill failed a procedural vote in the Senate last week, requiring the House to vote again on a new measure to end the ban.

Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the new bill last week, believing it will earn broader Republican support after the Senate completes consideration of the New START Treaty and government spending.

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said Wednesday she would join Republican colleagues Scott Brown (Mass.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) in voting to end the ban if the Senate votes again on the bill

Most House Republicans opposed Wednesday's vote

In a conversation with reporters before the vote, Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif), who is slated to chair the House Armed Services Committee in the next Congress, said Democrats "were more concerned about 'don't ask don't tell,' I believe, than about the military and about carrying out our responsibilities for those who are laying their lives on the line every day to protect us. That's a bad system."

House Votes to Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell; Loretta Sanchez Says Gay Soldiers Can Bolster National Security

The endless screaming you hear is from a rural Virginia estate, the home of former Orange County Congressman Robert K. Dornan, who must be quite aroused by today's events.

Loretta Sanchez, the woman who ended his notable political career in 1996, today did what Dornan, long a vocal opponent of gay rights, would have never done even with a gun to his head: She voted to allow gay and lesbian citizens to serve openly in the U.S. military.

Sanchez took the vote, which passed 250-175, in stride.

"Repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is the right thing to do," the Santa Ana congresswoman said in a prepared statement. "Everyone who is willing and able to serve their country should be able to do so, regardless of sexual orientation. This is an issue of national security as well as fairness that affects every single American."

According to wire service reports, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-San Diego), the son of an old Dornan pal, said it's wrong to treat the U.S. military like "the YMCA" and argued that "a liberal crusade to create a utopia" must end.


House Republicans who votes for DADT repeal

Bono Mack (CA)
Campbell (CA)
Cao (LA)
Castle (DE)
Diaz-Balart, L (FL)
Djou (HI)
Dreier (CA)
Ehlers (MI)
Flake (AZ)
Paul (TX)
Platts (PA)
Reichert (WA)
Ros-Lehtinen (FL)


Oliver North: Repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Could Be 'Very Detrimental' to Military

and also notes take from :
FOX News

"Stunning assault on the all-volunteer military, the very best in the world. Barack Obama now intents to treat them like lab rats in a radical social experiment, and it can be very, very detrimental. This guy is in so far over his head you can't find him with sonar. And proof of that is the comment he made by the Navy Corpsman, in calling him a "corpse" man."

From Ollie North's Op Editorial he writes:

An old axiom, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," has been replaced by the Obama White House with one of its own: "If it ain't broke, fix it till it is."

That's certainly what the O-Team is doing to the U.S. military.

Congressional testimony, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Adm. Gary Roughead, who is the chief of naval operations, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Marine Commandant Gen. James Conway all urged that the law remain unchanged while American troops are at war. Conway, who retires next week after more than 40 years of service, was blunt: "My best military advice to this committee, to the secretary and to the president would be to keep the law such as it is."

That advice was ignored by the O-Team.

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made a startling statement in congressional testimony last week. When asked if allowing open homosexuals into the U.S. military would lead to a mass exodus of troops from active service, he boldly declared that they can “find another place to work.”

67 percent of all Marines, more than 60 percent of special-operations personnel, and 57 percent of soldiers in Army combat units believe changing the law would hurt military efficiency, unit cohesion, readiness, and retention. Overall, 35 percent of service members deployed overseas said that changing the law in current circumstances would have a negative impact on combat effectiveness. And, perhaps most telling, nearly one-third of all those who are now part of the best-educated, best-trained, and most-combat-experienced military in history will consider “getting out” rather than serve side by side with openly homosexual men or lesbians.

Our all-volunteer military, particularly the Marines, Army combat arms, and special-operations forces — and their families at home — are making extraordinary sacrifices to protect us from an implacable enemy. The young Americans I see on the battlefields of Mesopotamia and in the shadow of the Hindu Kush are warriors in the crucible of mortal combat. They deserve better than to be treated like lab rats in Mr. Obama’s radical social experiment.

— Lt. Col. Oliver North, USMC (Ret.), is the host of War Stories on the Fox News Channel, author of the New York Times–bestselling American Heroes in Special Operations, and the founder and honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance.


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

Some names I am familiar with are no surprise like Cao and Castle. Or even Ron Paul. Djou being touted as the Republican version of Barack Obama. Djou was defeated in the last election and is being replaced by an uber progressive labor attorney who will make Nancy Pelosi look like a moderate.

Marine Corps General James Amos immediately condemned the vote as costing lives: "When your life hangs on a line on the intuitive behavior of the young man that sits to your right and your left, you don’t want anything distracting that."

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DEMOCRAT Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Earmarks $48 BILLION to Pal Who Runs Child Day Care Center From Home With His Wife

Redistribution on steroids

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Earmarks $48 BILLION to Pal Who Runs Child Day Care Center From Home With His Wife

Redistribution on steroids

Southeast Missourian

Rep. Cleaver has proposed a $48 billion earmark

When absurdity gives way to hilarity, you must be talking about politics.

In the midst of a colossal global concern for the economic stability of our great nation, Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri’s 5th Congressional District representative, has one small earmark on his wish list that deserves some attention.

Cleaver has listed a new earmark — one of several — and he promises to “fight for every one.” But this is a whopping $48 billion package that must go down as the grandaddy of all earmarks.

Proposed by a gentleman named Lamar Mickens, president of the not-for-profit Quality Day Campus, the $48 billion earmark would funnel money into the inner cities to give money to the poor and thereby produce a much larger consumer class to buy the goods and services produced in this country.

Just call this redistribution on steroids.

Cleaver’s office says this of the proposal:

“The Epicenter is a proposed estimated $48 billion (Phase One) mass scale urban reclamation project for combating, reducing, reversing and/or eliminating poverty within under served communities by utilizing mass scale economic redevelopment to bring about stability and self reliance.

The $48 billion would go to Cleaver’s friend, a gentleman named Lamar Mickens, president of the not-for-profit Quality Day Campus who runs the organization out of his Kansas City home.

Currently Mickens operates this massive proposal out of his home but with Cleaver’s help, this earmark could put him on the road to success.

Cleaver provides a link to a Mickens “manifesto” where a lengthy agenda is outlined — but again with no specifics other than the rich should provide money to the poor so that the poor will have more money to spend.

Lamar Mickens is the President and the Treasurer of Quality Day Campus, Inc. His wife Cynthia is the Vice President of Quality Day Campus, Inc.

It’s classified as a child day care center that he runs out of his home!


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

These people make me sick! This guy is stealing our hard earned money for crap like this. Two things to be ticked off about. sheesh!!!!!

REPERATIONS........Pure and simple REPERATIO

I remember this POS, he is the LIAR who manipulated the press with the claim he was spit on by Tea Party people. And as always the Tea Parties were video taped and they have proof that this guy had lied. NO one spit on him.

(Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) issued a statement late Saturday saying that he was spit upon while walking to the Capitol to cast a vote, leading the Capitol Police to usher him into the building out of concern for his safety. )

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Toys For Tots ~ Thank You Marines!


As the holiday season draw near for 2010, you can be certain your local Marines are gearing up for their annual Toys for Tots campaign.

Since 1947, Marines have been making Christmas wishes come true for needy children.

Marines believe that ’Every Child deserves a little Christmas” and we are asking for your help. Send a message of hope through the gift of a new toy.

You may drop off a new unwrapped toy at various business locations throughout Sarasota at the Toys for Tots Drop Boxes. Toys will be accepted through December 23rd.

Marine Toys For Tots Foundation

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program


The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.


The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.


The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.


The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located. In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine toys for tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.

If you live in my area, Sarasota, Florida , CLICK THIS LINK FOR LOCAL EVENTS for Toys For Tots.

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Reid blasts GOP Sens. DeMint and Kyl as 'sanctimonious'

Reid blasts GOP Sens. DeMint and Kyl as 'sanctimonious'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) slammed Senate Republican leaders as “sanctimonious” for claiming that Democrats are being disrespectful of Christmas.

Senators’ tempers are running high as Christmas approaches and they face a backlog of legislation, threats of filibusters and other delaying tactics, and the likelihood of working late at night and over the weekend.

Reid’s comments came in response to criticism from Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl (Ariz.) and Senate Republican Steering Committee Chairman Jim DeMint (S.C.), who accused Democrats of encroaching on Christmas with a $1.1 trillion spending bill and a nuclear arms reduction treaty.

“I don’t need to hear the sanctimonious lectures of Sens. Kyl and DeMint to remind me of what Christmas means,” Reid said during a Senate floor speech Wednesday afternoon.

Kyl suggested Tuesday that Reid would be on the verge of “disrespecting one of the two holiest days for Christians” by pushing the Senate to work on the omnibus spending bill and the New START nuclear treaty right up until Dec. 25.

Reid on Tuesday warned that he may call senators back after Christmas to finish work on legislation, including the Dream Act, which would grant legal residency to the children of illegal immigrants who meet certain conditions.

DeMint said it would be “sacrilegious” to hold votes on the $1.1 trillion spending package and the treaty immediately before Christmas.

Reid responded that Republicans were to blame for extending the session up until Christmas.

“My question, Madam President, is where were their concerns about Christmas as we’ve had filibuster after filibuster on major pieces of legislation during this entire Congress,” said Reid, who accused Republicans of deploying the tactic 87 times.

Reid said Senate Republicans have “used every procedural trick in the book to delay legislation.”

DeMint announced this week that he would force the Senate clerks to read the entire START treaty before senators can consider it. Forcing a reading of the treaty is expected to take 10 to 12 hours and could keep the Senate in session until 2 a.m. Thursday morning.

“These are additional days of wasted time we could be using to pass legislation to get home for the holidays,” Reid said. “Yet some of my Republican colleagues have the nerve to whine about having to stay and actually do the work of the American people.”

Reid later in the afternoon agreed to postpone consideration of START until Thursday morning to spare staff the ordeal of reading the 17-page treaty and 165-page protocol.


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

I will never forgive the voters of Nevada for not throwing Dingy Harry the hell out! This guy should be in Jail not crying about the Republicans.

There should be a total filibuster on everything between now and the date on which the new congress is sworn in.

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Biden To Opposition Get Out Of The Way

Biden to anyone opposing the ratification of the START treaty: "Get out of the way. There's too much at stake."


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

The New START Treaty — a treaty that will demolish missile defense.

While America will be reducing its nukes, Russia won’t have to do anything different.

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December 15, 2010

Jimmy Carter Thinks America Is Ready for a Gay President ~ I Thought We Have One Now!

Jimmy Carter Thinks America Is Ready for a Gay President

Trying to be cooler than Bill Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter says that he thinks America has taken great strides in accepting homosexuality and that the country is ready for a gay president. Barney Frank just formed an exploratory committee.

Wild Thing's comment.....

Carter must not be counting Barack Obama.

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Harry Reid Threatens To Keep Congress Into Next Year So He and Democrats Can RAPE America Some More!

White House Press Secretary telling the Press Corps that many members of Congress will be up late reading the 1924-page Omnibus Spending Bill between now and the 22nd or 23rd of December. CBS News’ Mark Knoller asked Gibbs if he really believed they would read that, and Gibbs responded that he “takes them at their word.” This drew laughter from the White House Press Corps.


Reid threatens to keep Congress into next year (New spending bill totals $575.13 million per page ....nearly 2,000-pages...$1.1 trillion )

"We're not through. Congress ends on Jan. 4," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat.

Washington Times

New spending bill totals $575.13 million per page!!

Forget about going quietly into the night.

Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a broad agenda for an end-of-session sprint that, in other years, could be a whole year's worth of activity — ranging from an arms-reduction treaty with Russia to a major immigration bill to overturning the ban on gay troops.

And that's not to mention the nearly 2,000-page, $1.1 trillion massive spending bill Senate Democrats said they'll try to push through. The bill contains hundreds of pork-barrel spending projects and new rules governing everything from airport baggage to detainees at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

"We're not through. Congress ends on Jan. 4," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat.

The omnibus spending bill is likely to get the most attention, spanning 1,924 pages and spending an average of $575.13 million per page.

It stands in contrast to the House, which last week passed a streamlined bill freezing fiscal 2011 government spending at 2010's level. The Senate bill, though, boosts spending by $16 billion — a tough sell at a time when deficits and debt already are dominating the policy debate in Washington.

In some cases the spending bill not only rejects President Obama's proposed cuts, it actually boosts spending. For example, Mr. Obama earlier this year told Congress to cut funding for the health and welfare package targeting Mississippi's Delta region, which in 2010 received about $26 million. But the Senate bill includes funding and actually increases it to nearly $35 million in 2011.

The push comes as many lawmakers already are eyeing the door.

Mr. Reid, though, said Congress will stay until he tries to tackle issues he says have been unfairly stalled by the GOP.

"I hate to report all this to you — but you know, there's still Congress after Christmas," he told reporters. "So if the Republicans think that because they can stall and stall and stall that we take a break, we're through, we're not through."

Senate Dems Unveil $1.1 TRILLION Spending Bill

The Hill

Senate Democrats have filed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund the government through fiscal 2011. The 1924-page bill includes funding to implement the sweeping healthcare bill Congress passed earlier this year [ObamaCare].

The 1,924-page bill includes funding to implement the sweeping healthcare reform bill Congress passed earlier this year as well as additional funds for Internal Revenue Service agents, according to a senior GOP aide familiar with the legislation.

"The attempt by Democrat leadership to rush through a nearly 2,000-page spending bill in the final days of the lame-duck session ignores the clear will expressed by the voters this past election," Thune said in a statement. "This bill is loaded up with pork projects and should not get a vote. Congress should listen to the American people and stop this reckless spending.”


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

This is utter madness! This is blatant corruption.

This makes me sick, angry and sick at the same time.

This can be officially called the Screw the people bill, the Democrats were voted out and they hadn’t put the budget in place back in September when the supposed to and the voters could punish or reward them. Now they put forth another monstosity 3 weeks from the new congress taking office.

Kill the bill! Run out the clock on Reid and his socialist/Marxist pals!! These arrogant bastards hate you, hate your children, hate America and hate freedom. Until a stake is driven (figuratively, of course) through their marxist hearts they will continue to rape us. To hell with them.

If the GOP had any guts they would delay this vote and all others until the new Congress is seated.
Wishful thinking on my part.

When will they stop destroying our nation..When will these people wake up and realize that we are living on borrowed money ..and borrowed time? When will China call in the loans?

I would sooo much enjoy standing there and telling Dingy Harry that I was going to try my best to filibuster till Hell froze over, or until he ran screaming from the sound of my voice, whichever came first.

DeMint and Coburn are going to force a reading of this monstrocity on the floor before the vote. I hope they can run out the clock until Jan 1st until reinforcements arrive. This budget is a real rotten POS. Thank God for DeMint.
DeMint threatens to force a reading of omnibus bill

We need to Reinstitute the House Committee on Un-American Activities We need to confront the communists in our government, including our current President.

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A Possible 74% of Doctors To “Retire, Go Part-time, or Quit” If ObamaCare (socialized medicine) Goes Into Effect

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly talking with Dr. Marc Siegel about a new survey of 2400 doctors that shows 74% of them will either “retire, go to part-time, or quit” their practice altogether if ObamaCare goes into effect.

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

A catastrophe which may cause more deaths than all other wars and terrorist attacks combined.

Death and torture are far too good for Obama and his worthless goons.

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Lakin Pleads Guilty To 1 Count

Lakin pleads guilty to 1 count

Army doctor who questioned eligibility of Obama accused of missing assignments


An Army physician who was facing multiple counts for allegedly failing to follow orders because he questioned whether Barack Obama legitimately occupies the Oval Office today pleaded guilty to one count.

The case involves Greeley, Colo., native Lt. Col. Terry Lakin.

Lakin pleaded guilty to not meeting with a superior when ordered to do so and not showing up at Fort Campbell in Kentucky as assigned.

The possible penalties range to 18 months in prison and dismissal from the Army, officials have said.

But Lakin has maintained his plea of not guilty to a second charge – involving a flight he allegedly was assigned to take but missed.

His defense attorney, Neal Puckett, earlier confirmed he would work to limit the punishment for Lakin, following the judge's determination that Lakin's reasons, and all of the evidence, testimony and facts related to his actions, played no part in the case.

Lakin disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan to try to force Obama to produce his birth certificate and other documents that might establish whether he is a "natural born citizen," the constitutional requirement for any president.

In an interview selected as Video of the Day by the Western Center for Journalism, Puckett said his goal during the court martial will be to "minimize the punishment" the Army will mete out to Lakin for disobeying orders.

Puckett called on Lakin's supporters to start thinking about what will happen to the decorated flight surgeon after the court martial.

"If he loses his career in the Army, and if by losing his career in the Army his career as a doctor is put into jeopardy, he still has to support his family financially," Puckett said.

"If he is viewed as a hero by some for taking a stand, and he has to suffer because of that, people need to think, 'Because he did that for me, what can I do for him?'"

After requesting assignment to a combat unit so he could serve in Afghanistan, Lakin was required in his orders to produce his birth certificate. According to Puckett, Lakin's conscience was troubled when he realized Obama, the man responsible for sending American servicemen to Afghanistan, has never produced his own birth certificate.

Lakin deliberately disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan again because of doubts that Obama is eligible to occupy the Oval Office.

"He's stuck in a situation where he has disobeyed military orders, those orders issued from military authority, and the army is not allowing him to look beyond that," said Puckett. "That's why he's going to court martial. ... Our job will be to minimize that punishment and allow him to move forward in a way that is not damaging to his family."

Puckett characterized Lakin's disobedience as "courageous" and an act of "civil disobedience."

"He acknowledges responsibility for his decisions he made and he's made them courageously. He's sort of engaging in classic civil disobedience. He's saying 'I am acting in accordance with my conscience. My conscience will not let me do this unless I find out certain information.' He knew from the very beginning this could cause him personal harm, That's true courage. It's moral courage, it's physical courage. You have to admire him for that.

"The goal we would all like to have is to be acquitted of charges, but sometimes the evidence or the facts or the circs don't allow for that," said Puckett. "The next level of defense for someone who cannot be acquitted under the evidence is to achieve the best possible outcome under the circumstances.

"The prosecution is really out to get him," Puckett added. "They really trumped up the charges higher than they needed to be."


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

Any doubter gets attacked.

Meanwhile the Wikileaks leaker and the Ft. Hood terrorist have not been brought to trial yet.

What a nightmare this Obama is to our country. Like a terrible virus we cannot get rid of that is infecting every walk of life and every American. Those still supporting Obama are as evil as he is, because they do not love our beloved country just like their leader.

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

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

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Obama: Unemployment Benefits "Biggest Boost" To The Economy

Video of this Kenya flesh can be found HERE

"This tax package does a couple of things immediately for economic growth in Florida. Number one, for those folks looking for work right now, it extends their unemployment benefits. Two million people across the country would lose their unemployment benefits at the end of this month if we did not move forward on this tax agreement. And economists say that not only is that good for those families, it's good for the entire economy. It's probably the biggest boost that we can give an economy because those folks are most likely to spend the money with businesses, and that gives them customers," Obama told Tampa Bay's Channel 8.

Wild Thing's comment......

BOOST this you freak Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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December 14, 2010

VA Judge Declares Individual Mandate In ObamaCare UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli told Greta Van Susteren that today’s ruling finding the individual mandate unconstitutional eliminates the funding mechanism for Obamacare.

Greta: Is there any way that this statute gets funded if the mandate is unconstitutional?

AG Cuccinelli: No it doesn’t. And that’s why the federal government in their briefs conceded that if the individual mandate is unconstitutional all the insurance elements need to go with it because it is the funding mechanism… Now the funding mechanism, the center pole of the tent is gone. So they have no way to finance this. So the federal government is really going to have to go back to the drawing board and hopefully we’ll get a more comprehensive review by the new Congress and get some real health care reform that will put consumers in control and not add more and more and more power to government.


U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson struck down on Monday a key facet of the federal health-care reform law. (Jay Paul For The Washington Post)


Judge torpedoes Obamacare, warns of 'unbridled fed police'

Lawsuit decision called 'decisive and significant victory for America'


A federal judge today ruled that Obamacare's individual mandate, the core of the president's plan nationalizing health-care decision-making for all, is unconstitutional.

And the implications are even worse than just the dispute over health care and its costs, according to the ruling from U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson.

"A thorough survey of pertinent constitutional case law has yielded no reported decisions from any federal appellate courts extending the Commerce Clause or General Welfare Clause to encompass regulation of a person's decision not to purchase a product, notwithstanding its effect on interstate commerce or role in a global regulatory scheme," the judge said.

And he warned, "The unchecked expansion of congressional power to the limits suggested by the Minimum Essential Coverage Provision would invite unbridled exercise of federal police powers."

The controversial plan was adopted by Congress, whose members admitted they did not read the thousands of pages of new requirements, limits and restrictions before their vote, earlier this year and signed almost immediately by Obama, who had made it a central issue of his administration.

While two other federal judges have rejected other challenges to the law, lawyers for the state of Virginia, which brought the challenge to the federal law, argued Washington could not demand that someone buy a service or pay a penalty for not doing so.

The judge's ruling said the dispute was not about regulating insurance – or even a universal health insurance.

"It's about an individual's right to choose to participate," the judge said.

Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, said:

"This decision guts Obamacare and represents a decisive and significant victory for America against the largest power-grab by the federal government in U.S. history. The court correctly concluded that forcing someone to buy health insurance is not economic activity and that Congress does not have that authority under the Commerce Clause. We're already working on an amicus brief on behalf of members of Congress in support of the Commonwealth of Virginia as this case proceeds through the appeals process," he said.

Continue reading click here.


In a huge development, a federal judge has ruled that one of the major components of ObamaCare – the mandate that everyone must buy health insurance – is unconstitutional:

Washington Post

A federal judge in Virginia ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for the government to compel Americans to buy health insurance, marking the first time a court has struck down any facet of the massive new law to overhaul the nation's health-care system.

~snipet ~
The cases are among two dozen in federal courts across the country that challenge many aspects of the law. The final word is widely expected to come from the U.S. Supreme Court.

In his 42-page opinion, Hudson concluded that requiring most people to get insurance or pay a fine - as the law mandates starting in 2014 - is an unprecedented expansion of federal power and cannot be justified under Congress's authority to regulate interstate commerce.

The ruling elated Virginia's Republican governor and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R), who brought the case, and GOP leaders on Capitol Hill, who are vowing to try to take apart all or pieces of the law. "I am gratified we prevailed," Cuccinelli said in a statement. "This won't be the final round . . . but today is a critical milestone in the protection of the Constitution."

White House officials played down the ruling's impact. They hinted that they will appeal to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals but did not indicate how quickly they might act. Meanwhile, Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has begun trying to enlist fellow governors to press the Justice Department to skip over the customary step of bringing the case before federal circuit judges - and take it directly to the nation's highest court.

"Republicans have made a pledge to repeal this job-killing health-care law, and that's what we're going to do," said Rep. John A. Boehner (Ohio), the incoming House speaker. "The individual mandate . . . puts the federal government in the business of forcing you to buy health insurance and taxing you if you don't. This is unwise, unaffordable and as we have argued all along, unconstitutional."



From Mark Levin:

"Today Judge Hudson ruled against the Obama Administration on three essential points involving Obamacare: 1. Individuals who do not actively participate in commerce -- that is, who do not voluntarily purchase health insurance -- cannot be said to be participating in commerce under the United State Constitution's Commerce Clause, and there is no Supreme Court precedent providing otherwise; 2. The Necessary and Proper Clause of the Constitution cannot be used as a backdoor means to enforce a statute that is not otherwise constitutional under Congress's enumerated powers; and 3. There is a difference between a tax and a penalty, there is much Supreme Court precedent in this regard, and the penalty provision in Obamacare is not a tax but a penalty and, therefore, is unconstitutional for it is applied to individuals who choose not to purchase health care.

"Judge Hudson's ruling against the Obama Administration and for the Commonwealth of Virginia gives hope that the rule of law and the Constitution itself still have meaning. Landmark Legal Foundation has filed several amicus briefs in this case, at the request of the Commonwealth, and will continue to provide support in the likely event the Commonwealth is required to defend this decision in the Fourth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. Landmark would also like to congratulate Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the excellent lawyers in his office for their superb legal skills.

"It is a great day for the rule of law and the citizenry. Judge Hudson's ruling is ironclad, and General Cuccinelli deserves an enormous amount of credit for taking on this matter. We look forward to continuing to work with him."


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

Awesome! Hurrah! A judge upholding the rule of law!

Lets hope our luck holds out in the Supreme Court.

God Bless Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli and U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson. This is a memorable day in our Revolution. Keep fighting!

Thank you God!

....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 $858 Billion Pork Filled Tax Package

In a 83-15 vote.....A vote on final passage could happen as soon as Tuesday if opponents agree to waive the 30 hours that must elapse after a vote to end a filibuster.

Given Monday’s lopsided vote, the package is expected to win final passage easily, which one Democratic leadership aide predicted would “likely” happen on Wednesday.

Obama said he understands members of both parties are "unhappy" with the compromise, but he said the package is "first and foremost" a "substantial victory" for middle-class families.

5 Republicans voted NO

Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.)
Jim DeMint (S.C.)
Jeff Sessions (Ala.)
John Ensign (Nev.)
George Voinovich (Ohio) (voted against the bill because he thinks everybody's taxes should go up)

US Debt Clock


In a nutshell Republicans who vote for this are voting for two years of temporary release from a tax increase in exchange for massively increasing the Federal debt even though Republicans will have the numbers after the lame duck session to pass a much more favorable tax bill that Obama probably won’t have the balls to veto and if he does will damage himself and the Democrats politically whether the economy goes further south or not.


From Rush Limbaugh:

If you don't know anything else about the tax deal, just listen to this. "Senators on opposite sides of the battle over ethanol subsidies said Thursday an extension of key ethanol tax credits appears to be a part of the emerging Capitol Hill deal on the Bush-era tax cuts. Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), who supports the corn-based fuel, told reporters that an extension of the credit for blending ethanol into gasoline is included. 'I believe it will be in there...based on some discussions.'" Chuck Grassley says, yep, it's gonna be in there. Tom Harkin says, yep, it's gonna be in there. This is Washington as we've always known it. This is nothing more than pork. Both senators, both sides of the aisle throwing in a subsidy here, this is more pork spending. This is not representative of anybody having heard the results of the election or not getting the point of the election, and what's being lost in all this, this word "stimulus."

As we've pointed out all week, there's nothing stimulative about tax rates staying the same. That stimulus has already occurred within the immediate years after taxes were cut back in 2001 and 2003. There's no new stimulus that's gonna come from extending. There's no stimulus associated with a one-year, 2% tax rate cut in the payroll tax. There's no stimulus in the estate tax being raised from zero to 35%. So where is the stimulus? Why does Obama keep talking about stimulus? Well, take a look at all the spending in this bill. This ethanol is just the tip of the iceberg. They're loading all kinds of spending into this bill, and that's why Obama's calling it stimulus. Effectively what he's getting here is a second stimulus bill. The Republicans are going along with this notion of keeping tax rates the same. Taxes ought to be cut. As such, they are going up. At the end of the day, if you take everything into account here, taxes are going up. What with the tax credit continuing for people that don't even pay taxes, the death tax going from zero to 35%, this tax deal is becoming a Christmas tree and they're putting all these pork deals on as ornaments and presents underneath it.

~snipet ~

That's not what the election was about. They could go a long way helping themselves making it clear they're not gonna buy a two-year deal with a certain tax increase in 2013 for hundreds of billions of dollars including new ethanol subsidies. What kind of deal is this? "Okay, yeah, we'll take it," say the Republicans, "We'll take two years of the same tax rates and then we'll take increasing tax rates in 2013 and the ethanol subsidies, yeah, what else do you want?" It's hard to break old habits, folks, especially in Washington. Even the Republican leaders have been part of this system for decades. False deadlines, foolish deals, they become the rule. And it need not be. I now hope this deal fails. I say it directly and officially. If the deal fails, the Democrats are in control, so it is they who will be raising taxes. Let the tax rates go up on January 1st. Let 'em go up. Wait for our cavalry to show up and deal with this the right way. They had two years to deal with this. They've had the two years of Obama's presidency to deal with this and they haven't, on purpose. They want the tax rates to go up. We're selling for nothing. Really, it isn't any great shakes that we agreed to two years of the tax rates not changing.


From The Heritage Foundation:

Any piece of legislation must be both constitutional and improve the condition of the American people. When President Obama and Congressional Republicans first announced their tax deal early last week, our reaction was to hold our noses against its bad elements; on balance, we thought the extension of the current tax rates was laudable. Now, however, the full text of the bill has been released and we see all the bad things that were in the original deal. Meanwhile, liberals in Congress are walking away even from that deal, and are holding the country hostage to their hatred of those they call “the rich.” The tax cut deal, we now know, has been so freighted with liberal special interest tax giveaways that true conservatives cannot support it in good faith.


Wild Thing's comment......

Deepest of sighs! The freaking democrats have to add their trash to everything they touch!!!!!!

"Losers compromise. We don't. That's what this election in November was all about." ~ Rush Limbaugh

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Merry Christmas from Afghanistan

Seasons greetings from CAAT 1, WPNS CO, 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines. (filmed on site at Alpha 1)

(As it pans across the platoon halfway through, please excuse them looking like they're watching a crucifixion; by this point they've heard the song several hundred times :)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Afghanistan, oh man, it's that time of year, and the birth of Jesus doesn't seem to please the terrorists down here; I'd like to take a moment for you folks at home to make it clear; Merry Christmas from the Eastern Hemisphere.

Merry Christmas from Afghanistan, way back in the USA, You've got mistletoe and falling snow, we've got sandstorms and grenades But what the hell, it's just as well we celebrate it anyway, Merry Christmas from 5,000 miles away.

And I remember many Decembers, sitting 'round that tree, And now I'm in an outer cordon sitting 'round an IED, I've traded yams and roasted ham for a chicken noodle MRE, Merry Christmas from out here in the middle east.

So merry Christmas from Afghanistan, from our AO to yours, I'll be watching illegal DVDs and defecating out of doors, Put my pedal to the metal man, I'll settle for that medal of honor when I when the war, Single-handedly from my armored drivers door.

Yuletide salutations from our vacation in the sand, from this E-3 Lance Coolie and up the whole chain of command Between Al Qaeda, Al Jazeera, Mujahadeen, and the Taliban, It's a very merry Christmas in Afghanistan.

From south Montana, to northwest Indiana, to the shores of North Caroline, From NYC to LA's beaches and down the Mason-Dixon Line, It's that season where we're freezing, but all in all, we're doing fine, So merry Christmas from Afghanistan tonight. It's that season where we're freezing, but all in all, we're doing fine, So Merry Christmas down the Final Protection Line!

Wild Thing's comment......

Loving our troops!

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"The 12 Days of Winter " Conservative Political Christmas

The Heidi Harris Show on News Talk 720 KDWN/Las Vegas, NV ....Conservative Political Christmas Comedy

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

We used to listen to Heidi's radio show, she is a strong conservative. I thought you might like to see this video she has done about a lot of truth that has been happening regarding Christmias.

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December 13, 2010

Vladimir Putin Found His Thrill on Chechnyan...No....On Blueberry Hill

Vlad Putin is now entertaining Russian diners singing Fats Domino. Vlad Putin Found His Thrill on Blueberry Hill.

Who dares gives an honest critique of the new Tzar. The most honest critique gets awarded a Polonium Tequila.


Here is the antidote.


Vladimir Putin sang at a charity fundraiser.

The reception at an ice stadium in St. Petersburg was dedicated to fighting children's cancer.

International celebrities including Kevin Costner, Gerard Depardieu, Mickey Rourke, Sharon Stone, Kurt Russell, Vincent Cassel, Monica Belucci, Ornella Muti, Goldie Hawn and many others attended the benefit concert. Many of the stars are actively involved in charity work which draws needed attention to children's oncological and ophthalmological diseases.

When the hostess approached Putin's table and asked him to sing for the audience, his immediate reaction was "are you kidding me?"

But the hostess was determined to get the prime minister on the mic and reminded him about the songs he sang with the Russian sleeper agents extradited from the US last summer.

Putin attempted to evade the proposal by saying that the singing she was referring to had come from the heart.

However, after seeing the pictures of ill children shown to the audience on the big screen, he took to the stage.

"Like the majority of people I cannot -- but do like to sing and to play -- so you'll have to rough it," he warned as he sat at the piano and played the beginning of Blueberry Hill.

The tune was immediately caught by Maceo Parker's jazz band. The prime minister then took the mic and sang it in English himself. Putin returned to the piano to sing in Russian "From What the Homeland Starts" -- the song he sang with the exposed Russian agents.


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

And now Obama will respond with his rendition of the islamic call to prayer.

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Obama Honors Nobel Winner With Statement About HIMSELF

Obama Honors Nobel Winner With Statement About HIMSELF

There was an extraordinary scene at the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Friday morning. The prize went to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was barred by the Chinese government from attending the ceremony. It was the first time since 1935 -- when the prize went to a winner imprisoned in one of Adolf Hitler's concentration camps -- that the Peace Prize winner or his repesentative did not appear personally to accept the award.* Liu's absence was symbolized by an empty chair on stage.

So on this notable occasion, the White House released a statement from President Obama on the awarding of the prize to Liu in absentia. And this is how Obama's statement began:

"One year ago, I was humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize -- an award that speaks to our highest aspirations, and that has been claimed by giants of history and courageous advocates who have sacrificed for freedom and justice."

Critics have often said of Obama that "it's all about him," that he has a tendency to reference himself no matter what subject he is discussing. Could he do any more to prove them right? But just to show that he is, in fact, humble, the president followed his opening sentence with this:

Mr. Liu Xiaobo is far more deserving of this award than I was.

In the rest of his statement, Obama writes that :

"We respect China's extraordinary accomplishment in lifting millions out of poverty, and believe that human rights include the dignity that comes with freedom from want."

But of course, Liu wasn't at the Nobel ceremony in Oslo because of the Chinese government, so Obama adds,

"Mr. Liu reminds us that human dignity also depends upon the advance of democracy, open society, and the rule of law. The values he espouses are universal, his struggle is peaceful, and he should be released as soon as possible."

And then, before closing, the president makes one more reference to himself:

I regret that Mr. Liu and his wife were denied the opportunity to attend the ceremony that Michelle and I attended last year.


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

What an absolutely egotistical classic narcissist man! Obama thinks thinks he walks on water...soon he's going to drown.

This would be Obama......But enough about me. Let’s talk about you. What do you think of me? ....Bla Bla Bla, but enough about me. Tell me what you think....about me!

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Minnesota Vikings - Metrodome Roof Collapse

This is the roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis collapsing under the weight of heavy snow early yesterday. The time-lapse video shows a breach occurring in the inflatable roof bringing it down. The Minnesota Vikings game against the New York Giants has been postponed until tonight, where they will play at Ford Field in Detroit at 7:00 PM.

St. Paul, Minn. — The snowstorm that dumped more than 20 inches of snow on parts of Minnesota brought down the roof of the Metrodome on Sunday morning.

Witnesses, including the security director at the nearby Holiday Inn Metrodome, said the roof is no longer visible above the dome's concrete bowl.

"We went up to the 14th floor to look at it. It looks kind of like a big dish of sugar," the director, Chris Cowles, said.


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

It must be that global warming.

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Israel Says It Won't Share Jerusalem ~ GOOD For Israel!!!

Israel says it won't share Jerusalem


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that Israel would not Jerusalem with the Palestinians despite what Defense Minister Ehud Barak spouted off earlier to the press.

Israel’s leader dismissed Sunday a top ally’s call to share the holy city of Jerusalem with the Palestinians, another reminder of the challenges the U.S. faces as it shifts gears on its troubled Mideast peacemaking strategy.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reaffirmation of his intention to hold on to east Jerusalem was liable to escalate friction between the two sides and with the Americans. The White House Mideast envoy is scheduled to arrive this week in another attempt to push peace efforts forward.

The conflicting claims to East Jerusalem lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The dispute over the area, home to sensitive Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites, has derailed past peace talks and spilled into violence.

Addressing the same gathering, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the holy city will have to be shared as part of a future peace deal.

An Israeli official told The Associated Press that Defense Minister Ehud Barak was expressing a personal opinion, not the government’s position.

“Those remarks were not coordinated with the prime minister,” the official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because Netanyahu has not responded publicly to Barak’s remarks or to Clinton’s speech.


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

God bless this man and Israel, and keep them safe from all their enemies without and within! (Sadly, including the enemy we share with Israel the current President of the United States!)

Why should the Israelis share the city?God gave them clear title thousands of years ago.

If Israel ever gives an inch on this it will only be a matter of time before they lose all of Jerusalem and, consequently, Israel itself. Jerusalem IS Israel.

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Don King Stopped For Ammo In Luggage

Official: Don King stopped for ammo in luggage


Boxing promoter Don King was stopped by security at Cleveland's Hopkins International Airport for having ammunition in his carry-on luggage.

Hopkins Airport spokeswoman Jacqueline Mayo says the 79-year-old King was stopped by members of the Transportation Safety Administration on Sunday night. She says King had ammunition for .38-caliber and .357-caliber firearms in his bag.

Mayo says the ammunition was taken and that King was released to continue his trip, she believes to Florida. She said she didn't know if King received a citation.

King didn't immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.

WIOI-TV in Cleveland first reported the incident and said King was in Cleveland for his wife's funeral.

Eighty-seven-year-old Henrietta King died Thursday in Florida from complications from stomach cancer.


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

His wife just died. I guess they decided to give him a break.

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December 12, 2010

Rare View Inside a "Can-O- Whoopass"

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


....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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Homeland Security and Walmart Public Service Announcement

Press Office U.S. Department of Homeland Security Dec. 6, 2010


Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play an active role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

“Homeland security starts with hometown security, and each of us plays a critical role in keeping our country and communities safe,” said Secretary Napolitano. “I applaud Walmart for joining the ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign. This partnership will help millions of shoppers across the nation identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to law enforcement authorities.”

The “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign—originally implemented by New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and funded, in part, by $13 million from DHS’ Transit Security Grant Program—is a simple and effective program to engage the public and key frontline employees to identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities.

More than 230 Walmart stores nationwide launched the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign today, with a total of 588 Walmart stores in 27 states joining in the coming weeks. A short video message, available here, will play at select checkout locations to remind shoppers to contact local law enforcement to report suspicious activity.

Over the past five months, DHS has worked with its federal, state, local and private sector partners, as well as the Department of Justice, to expand the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign and Nationwide SAR Initiative to communities throughout the country—including the recent state-wide expansions of the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign across Minnesota and New Jersey.

Partners include the Mall of America, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Amtrak, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, sports and general aviation industries, and state and local fusion centers across the country.

In the coming months, the Department will continue to expand the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign nationally with public education materials and outreach tools designed to help America’s businesses, communities and citizens remain vigilant and play an active role in keeping the county safe.


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If I see a guy who is playing as in impostor POTUS does that mean I need to report him? Since he doesn’t have the authentic birth certificate that makes him very, very suspicious. Janet will you do anything about this?????

I don’t have a problem with urging folks not to be shy about reporting suspicious behavior. It is just that coming from Janet and this administration........Conditioning the American People to rat on their Neighbors under the guise of ‘security’ — how Soviet of the administration. Remember how Obama had people sending emails when they saw people posting things against him???

A-hem, if I see something, where do I go to report what I see. Do I go to the secret undercover agent conducting a cleanup in isle 3???

Also considering what is going on at our southern border, I am very impressed (not) with how Obama and Janet are zeroing in on the real problems of national security.

Who knows too there may be real threats we do not know about and Janet wants us to do her job for her. We could keep her busy if we live where a lot of illegals shop at Walmart. Keep the phone lines busy reporting everyone we think might be an illegal. heh heh.....insert evil grin.

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Sarah Palin Goes To Haiti With Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham


Franklin Graham and Sarah Palin arrive in Haiti


Samaritan's Purse

Sarah Palin, Todd Palin and Greta Van Susteren joined Franklin Graham today on his trip to help those suffering in Haiti.

Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham returned to Haiti today to survey our work with cholera patients, hand deliver Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts to hurting children, and meet with staff.

Samaritan’s Purse teams have been working in Haiti since the country was devastated by a deadly earthquake in January. Still struggling to recover from the quake, the Haitian people have more recently suffered from the growing cholera epidemic that has already claimed more than 2,000 lives and from the hurricane that pummeled the island nation in November.

“I don’t know of any people in recent years who have suffered more, and in such a short period of time than the people of this small country—with an earthquake, a hurricane, and now a cholera epidemic,” Graham said.
I am pleased that Gov. Palin will accompany us on a brief trip to Haiti this weekend, and I appreciate her willingness to visit Haiti during such troubled times,” Graham said. “I believe Gov. Palin will be a great encouragement to the people of Haiti and to the organizations, both government and private, working so hard to provide desperately needed relief."

Remember the promises from Barack and Michelle Obama to the Haitians that they wouldn’t be forgotten? Not a word from either on the cholera crisis, which was likely brought there by the UN Peacekeepers. CDC is over there, but playing down the UN link to the epidemic.




Bristol Palin with Cissie Graham


Palin said the following about the Haiti visit:

I've really enjoyed meeting this community...They are so full of joy. We are so fortunate in America and we are responsible for helping those less fortunate. Samaritan's Purse is still here doing the tough work.


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

God bless Sarah and her family and I am glad Greta from FOX News is in there too. Greta has been great to Sarah and shown her a lot of well deserved respect. I am not positive, but I heard Greta's husband help set up SarahPac...not sure though.

But it shows how Sarah has an effect on good people. Of course the yukky people will never like her, they only threaten her, but good people can see Sarah is for real. Todd is great too I love how he is strong and supportive and does his thing and yet is there as a team with Sarah for the important things too.

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Little Marines Say Goodbye to Their Father


Little Marines Say Goodbye to Their Father

ABC News

Rochester, N.Y.- Staff Sergeant Javier Ortiz-Rivera called his boys his little Marines. He loved playing with them and teaching them how to salute and stand tall.

The youngsters used those lessons to bid their father farewell. Wearing tiny Marine uniforms made especially for them, they saluted their father as he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Seventy family members and friends attended the service to honor Sergeant Ortiz-Rivera. It was his wish to be buried there.

Family members say Javier sensed he was in danger weeks before he was killed in Afghanistan.

In a letter dated the week before he was killed, Javier's brother Orlando says, Javier told his wife Veronica, he was exhausted and was tired of being shot at. Ortiz says he thinks his brother sensed he was in danger. At one point, Javier told his wife, "time seems to be slipping away."

Veronica Ortiz-Rivera received that letter yesterday.

Orlando Ortiz says his brother never questioned his service to his country and loved what he did.

Though his family is devastated, Orlando says they are very proud of Javier and know his children will be so proud, once they understand who their father was and that he died fighting for his country.


Staff Sgt. Javier O. Ortiz Rivera, 26, of Rochester, N.Y., died Nov. 16 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

26-year-old Staff Sgt. Javier Ortiz-Rivera, was killed Tuesday in an explosion in Afghanistan. Sgt. Ortiz-Rivera apparently was killed while on patrol in a remote region of the country.

Staff Sgt. Ortiz-Rivera, 26, joined the Marines after graduating from Edison Tech in 2002. He served three tours of duty overseas, in Iraq in 2003 and in Afghanistan in 2005 and 2010.

"He was dedicated to his Marines and was proud of them," said wife, Veronica Ortiz. "He told me he was extremely blessed to be out there with the guys he was out there with. He started a Bible study with his guys, and his faith was stronger than ever."

Ortiz-Rivera lived with his wife and three children, Alyssa Jade, 8, Andrew Joshua, 5, and Anthony Javier, 3, in married housing at Camp Lejeune. Veronica said in an e-mail that her husband was a wonderful father.

“They are devastated,” Veronica Ortiz said in an e-mail. “Andrew says ‘Papi died, but it’s OK. He’s an angel that lives in my heart.’ Anthony asked, ‘Why did my dad die?’ I told him he died because he’s our hero and he was protecting us. His response was, ‘He was fighting the dragons and the bears, Mommy.’ Our daughter Alyssa is old enough to understand but the reality is slowly setting in. She is taking it the hardest and wears her dad’s dog tags and will be writing a letter to put in her dad’s casket.”




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

Rest in peace brave Marine Staff Sergeant Javier Ortiz-Rivera. You will not be forgotten.

My heart aches for this family. May God give them comfort.

I can’t help but contrast the high ideals and clear direction of our troopsan with the sleaziness and greasy corruption of our politicians. Looking at the amoral human waste in this government makes me ill when I read about these American patriots!

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December 11, 2010

Failure Barack Obama Leaves Bill Clinton In Charge

I find it very telling by the way he looks at Clinton, forces a big smile, and then it disappears instantaneously when he looks away. See this in the video below. Notice right after the big grin and slap on the back, the grin immediately disappeared as he turned away ...And Bill Clinton says... PLEASE GO ! hahahaha~ Wild Thing

To leave in the middle of a press conference held at the White House, letting a former president take charge? LOL
Never in my life have I seen this happen. A sitting president abandons the podium to an ex-president expecting the ex-pres to “make things all right” with their party. OMG ~ Wild Thing


Bill Clinton gave a statement after his meeting with President Obama about his tax compromise with the Republicans.

However, after his statement, Clinton began to call on and take questions from the press with Obama at his side. Obama leaves promptly after a few moments and said he had to see Michelle, as he was keeping her "waiting."


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

This was history in the making!!!!!

Clinton sauntered into the room, yukking it up with the press, while Obama looked PO’d, almost as if he knew he was going to be rope-a-doped by the Arkansas grifter.

I would imagine Obama was furious and wishing he never invited Clinton to the White House for whatever it was they really talked about. And Clinton- he probably loved every minute!

One thing is certain- planned or unplanned- Obama did not plan to look like the total incompetent he was and I don’t think Clinton planned to have the un-interuppted attention of the White House press corps for 30 minutes.

Other than that- it was political theater- and very odd.

In 10 minutes Clinton did what Obama hasn’t been able to do since the first night he came out with his “we have an agreement” impromptu press appearance- explained the benefits- from the point of view of a lib. And without a teleprompter.

If I were a Democrat I’d be really struck by the differences- Clinton can sell ice to eskimos- Obama can’t sell ice to a parched man in the desert.

The whole thing is one of the weirdest, most bizarre political days.

We have Clinton, praising Dr. Charles Krauthhammer, M.D. Harvard - who is brilliant, but is also a Conservative intellectual who makes Democrats look like worms when they debate him.

Then at the same time the community organizer that has made countless threats to we the American people from his campaign right up to his election and continues to today ditching turning over his responsibility to explain and answer questions and Bill Clinton appearing to be in charge of our nation and doing a hell of a better job of it then Obama ever could at explaining and with no threats or attacks. It will not be lost on the media that Clinton speaks fluently, at length, and in complete sentences on a broad range of topics, and does not require a Teleprompter to do it. I will never forget the Clinton years they were horrible. In fact my dislike for what Bill and Hillary were doing is the reason I bought my first computer. But I still have to point out the vast difference between Clinton and Obama is a huge OMG big time.

Add in to all of this crazy day yestersay, Gibbs. LOL Gibbs should have taken over the press conference - he didn't. Obama put him in charge, and Gibbs fumbles. He didn't take control of the last question, as Obama asked him to do before he left. Even Clinton mouthed "help please" to Gibbs, and he sat on fat a$$.

Clinton took back control of the party. BO looked like a simple puppet, summoned back to a social party by the women who rule the domestic roost. I am NO fan of Clinton, but one could not have experienced yesterday seeing all this happening and not notice the huge difference in the two men. For all his faults, Bill Clinton has an uncanny ability to know and reach his audience. He practically has a photographic memory. And his ego is such that he will never allow himself to be ignorant of any issue. If he doesn't know something, then he will find out who does and learn the right questions to ask. With Obama, all he cares about is himself. I really believe he is a sociopath. Clinton ate Obama’s lunch slooowly.

I noticed some interesting things. In the beginning, when Obama says he has a party to go to, watch Slick Willy. He seems surprised that he said this, completely unprepared .

Obama says he’s leaving because he’s 30 minutes late for a party and the Beast is waiting.

Slick Willy says “ I don’t want to make HER mad, please go”. Watch Obama's face as Willy says this. He was pissed. He gives a fleeting, frozen fake smile, then back to a pissed off face as he turns and shoots Gibbs a “look” (Gibbs is sitting front row, far left).

Then Gibbs stands up, puts his hand out as if “What am I supposed to do”, seemed like he might be going to call final question. Then Gibbs looks at someone from the press and Gibbs laughs and sits back down.

Clinton then covers his mouth and leans on the podium. I think he was trying not to laugh but you can see the laughter in his eyes or was it a “gotcha look”. A payback look.

Interesting to say the least. There is more there than meets the eye. Here are a couple of videos from You Tube. There are many up now, some are repeats, several from different views.

Super Weird: Obama Leaves Clinton to Conduct White House Press Conference

Bill Clinton Backs Tax Deal: 'I Hope My Fellow Democrats Will Support It'


Then while all the above crazy stuff was going on. We have a Communist/Socialist from Vermont on the Senate floor throwing a tantrum. This wasn't "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." It was "Comrade Sanders Goes to Mental Hospital."

This is a video of the closing moments of Communist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 8 1/2 hour filibuster-type speech yesterday in the U.S. Senate. Sanders railed against the extension of the Bush Tax Cut Rates for all Americans. Sanders acknowledged in his closing comments that it is unclear whether he will be able to get enough votes to stop passage of the agreement that will be voted on this coming Monday. Sanders began his filibuster speech at 10:25 AM ET, and finished at 6:59 PM ET.

It was a Coup d' TOTUS!

Now here is my question: ???????

Obama said he had to go that would mean he had something else scheduled.........but look at this from yesterday's schedule at the White House website.
Note how there is nothing else on the calender, nothing about Michelle Obama and a Christmas party or meeting. The only thing on it is what you see in the photo below.



LOL look at this from Drudge:. Matt’s having a blast with this.

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Racist Cupcakes? Duncan Hines 'hip-hop' Video Ad Under Fire

Duncan Hines is doing this marketing campaign where they’re giving “artists and directors the chance to create Duncan Hines commercials which will be promoted and sent out online.”

The First ad has been accused of being racist.

Duncan Hines pulled its ad for 'hip-hop' cupcakes after complaints that the video featured cupcakes with black face and exaggerated lips

Racist Cupcakes? Duncan Hines 'hip-hop' Video Ad Under Fire

NY Daily News

Cupcakes aren't tasting so sweet for some Duncan Hines marketing execs who were forced to pull a video for their "Amazing Glazes" frosting line after viewers and bloggers complained the dancing cupcakes were racist.

The commercial, which features chocolate-frosted cupcakes singing a harmony, was released on YouTube with the title "Hip Hop". Along with that title, the cupcakes featured exaggerated lips and eyes and more hummed a melody – that was decidedly un-hip hop.

"If you're going to call them hip-hop cupcakes, then shouldn't at least one of them at least do a verse?" a blogger wrote on the Racialicious blog wrote. In a press release, the company said it wanted to inspire creativity in its new commercial.

"I wanted to create an entertaining and engaging way to show bakers that this glaze makes everything you top taste better and more exciting," the commercial's director Josh Binder said in a statement released by the company when the controversial ads were launched.

The commercials were removed by the company but not before generating more than 19,000 views on YouTube, the Toronto Sun reported.



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

Good grief, hahaha ok but it is a clever ad and how else can they make the lips show up without making them the way they did.

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This is good, 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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Awesome AH-64 Apache Longbow II - In Action In Iraq\Afghanistan



Wild Thing's comment......

LOVE it! We have such fantastic people in our military!!!!

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December 10, 2010

Democrat Lawmaker Says " “f--- the president” As Anger Spills Over in House Democrat Caucus Meeting

Profanity, Anger Spill Over in House Democratic Caucus Meeting

By Anna Palmer

Roll Call Staff

The frustration with President Barack Obama over his tax cut compromise was palpable and even profane at Thursday’s House Democratic Caucus meeting.

One unidentified lawmaker went so far as to mutter “f--- the president” while Rep. Shelley Berkley was defending the package the president negotiated with Republicans. Berkley confirmed the incident, although she declined to name the specific lawmaker.

“It wasn’t loud,” the Nevada Democrat said. “It was just expressing frustration from a very frustrated Member.”

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) was also overheard saying that “we can’t trust him” not to cave to Republicans and extend the tax cuts again in two years, according to a Democratic source.

The anger aimed at the bill was widespread. As Democrats moved to block the bill from coming up on the floor, chants of “Just say no!” could be heard by reporters outside the room.

Berkley is one of the few Democrats publicly supporting the package. While she said it wasn’t necessarily how she would have written it, the bill should go forward in her estimation because it is “chock full” of tax cuts that will help the working class in her state.

“I’m not willing to play Russian roulette to see who blinks first,” Berkley said.


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

So will Obama and his ilk make a big deal about this like they did with Joe Wilson when he said, "You lie!" .

“Turn out the lights, the party’s oovvveeerrrrrrrr……”........RIP Don Meridith

LOL This is turning out to be the best Christmas EVER!!!!!!!!!

Brett Baier said they were chanting “No we can’t!”.


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Howard Fineman Tells Olbermann: Angry Democrats Not Only Said ‘F the President, But Also ’ ‘No F-ing Way,’ ‘He F-ed It Up’

According to Howard Fineman, appearing on MSNBC’s “Countdown,” that was not the sole F-word expressed in disgust for the President at this contentious gathering .

KEITH OLBERMANN, HOST: In Nancy Pelosi’s last month as Speaker, and the last month of Democrat control of the House of Representatives, Democrats stood up against Republicans and against the President. Our fifth story tonight, after a rowdy, dramatic, closed door meeting of House Democrats in almost total unison on this issue, the Speaker of the House says the President’s tax plan will not get a vote in the House without changes, or as one unidentified Democratic member of Congress put it, according to the newspaper Roll Call, quote, “F the President,” unquote.

After discussing the state of the plan with Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank, Olbermann brought in Fineman:

OLBERMANN: Let’s turn to MSNBC political analyst Howard Fineman, also senior political editor of the Huffington Post. Good evening, Howard.


OLBERMANN: This has been an extraordinary week in this debate between these two parts of the Democratic Party. But this quote, “F the President?” Kind of strong. What can you tell us about the, the, the Democratic revolt in the House this morning?

FINEMAN: Well, like Barney Frank, I wasn’t there either, but I did talk to a lot of people who were, and it was pretty startling. There was, there was sotto voce apparently, you know, not too loud, an “F the President.” There was a, there was a “No f-ing way.” There was a “He F-ed it up.” You know, we had a fairly liberal use of the F-word inside those closed doors, and there was a lot of anger. And, and, and frankly the President’s appearance before this same group of people yesterday, when he tried to explain his side of things, didn’t help. As a matter of fact, it just made things worse is my understanding of it. One member I talked to said if this is the way he’s going to negotiate with the Republicans, what’s he going to do with the Iranians, you know?


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

Wow haha they are really angry. So the fainting by voters, the worship of Obama has come to a screaching halt.

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Sarah Palin - American Girl-Tribute


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

What a wonderful video!!!

And just think she has a birth certificate and she hasn't got any of her past school records hiden. She is Sarah and honest and not owned by George Soros!

....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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Grandma Got Run Over By Obama - Health Care Parody


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

Good one, wish I had the nerve to send this to Obama. heh heh

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:47 AM

Dem Rep. Dan Boren Blames Speaker Pelosi For Holding Tax Cuts Hostage

Democratic Representative Dan Boren (D-OK) blamed democrats, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi by name, for holding the tax cuts hostage and not bringing the bipartisan package to the House floor for a vote.

Greta Van Susteren: Why isn’t it being brought to the floor? Who’s not bringing it to the floor?

Rep. Boren: The Speaker. The Speaker agreed. There was a motion by one of the members of the caucus today to say let’s put this off. Let’s not do this package that the White House and senate Republicans came up with. Let’s come up with our own package. Well, we had that vote last week and guess what? It failed.

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

Amazing what is going on.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:45 AM

December 09, 2010


House Passes DREAM Act! Senate to Vote Thursday [Today]Morning


After about two hours of debate, the House passed the DREAM Act - legislation that will grant amnesty to over two million illegal aliens.

Despite the fact that voters loudly expressed their opposition to amnesty during the November elections, Democratic leaders decided to push the DREAM Act in the last few days of the lame-duck session of Congress.

And, by taking advantage of the fact that 63 Democrats would not be returning in January, they were able to pass the bill (H.R. 5281) to appease their open borders base.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urged Members not to consider the overall numbers, but to consider the individual people who would benefit. She stated that passing the DREAM Act recognized the principles of our founding fathers and would make America “more American.”


OMG Speaker Pelosi compared passing the DREAM Act tonight to our Founding Fathers winning their independence.

The bill will cost the American taxpayers another $6.2 billion. The DREAM Act will afford some federal education benefits to illegal immigrants, including federally backed student loans and work study programs. The bill will also give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, including those with criminal records.
Does Pelosi think our Founding Fathers were criminals?


Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force, argued that Congress must end the “injustice” that has befallen those illegal aliens covered by the legislation and ensure that such aliens do not suffer the same “injustice” suffered by their parents who are working hard under poor conditions across the country.

Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) argued that the DREAM Act was about bringing the most talented and creative individuals into American society.

In the end, the vote was largely along party lines: at least 38 Democrats voted against the bill and 8 Republicans voted for it.

The Republican turncoats
Joe Cao (defeated in general election) Mike Castle (defeated in primary) Lincoln Diaz-Balart (retiring) Mario Diaz-Balart Charles Djou (defeated in general election) Vern Ehlers (retiring) Bob Inglis (defeated in primary) Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Today (Thursday), the Senate is scheduled to vote on whether to proceed with debate on the DREAM Act—a vote that requires 60 yeas to pass.

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

Where is our America?????

DREAM = Democrats Recruited by Every Available Means

It’s not the “dream” act. It is the NIGHTMARE act.

This is really bad. These evil evil people. We are living in a dictatorship, but some still don’t realize it. 70% of the country wants our laws enforced, in almost every poll but the leftists pass it anyway.

Arizona got tossed under the bus, illegals running rampant get away with everything, while we the people are monitored and interrogated (and that’s not even counting the strip searches).

It goes to the Senate today. Dear God please do not let it pass there. Let’s hope this fails in the Senate. Otherwise, get ready to press 2 for English.

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'Baywatch' Actress Singled Out for Full Body Scan

Donna D'Errico tells Fox News Cavuto "Nobody else had been pulled out of line"...I asked why did you pull me out of line? He responded "you caught my eye and they didn't"


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

I was wondering when this would happen. TSA agents seeing a celeb and then single that person out, not because of being suspicious but just because they are well known.

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Fantastic Megyn Kelly vs.Mouse Look Alike Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y on Obama's Tax Cuts & Death Tax

This is the full version of the interview.

Dem Rep. Anthony Weiner appears on Fox News with Megyn Kelly to discuss and condemn Obama’s “compromise” on the extension of the Bush tax cuts.

"You have to listen,” Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., scolded Fox News’ Megyn Kelly during an on-air interview Wednesday afternoon.

A testy Weiner took to the cable news airwaves to condemn President Barack Obama’s proposed “compromise” on an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts. But a conversation that started out focused on Obama’s decision to work with congressional Republicans quickly turned into a combative exchange in which Mediaite notes the congressman displayed no patience for Kelly’s questioning, “interrupting, sighing, looking away, clapping his hands and clearly crossing the line into condescension.”

Few things tick off swine like Weiner more than the gov't not being able to heavily tax people's estates (at 100%, if they had their druthers), and the commie Weiner was true to form. When Megyn challenged him by saying the earned money has already been taxed several times, Weiner turned his head to the side and pouted, refusing to look at the camera. "It's not their money; they're DEAD," he kept repeating in as haughty a manner as possible. And "it's not the heirs' money; they didn't earn it!"


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


“It’s not their money; they’re DEAD,” he kept repeating in as haughty a manner as possible. And “it’s not the heirs’ money; they didn’t earn it!”

So...when I guns, my jewelry, my teddy bear collection, our home etc,,....all go to the State...because they aren't mine anymore...because I'm dead?

But but a democrat......dead people cannot own anything, yet they can still vote! LOL

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Exclusive: Sarah Palin Under Cyber-Attack from Wikileaks Supporters in 'Operation Payback'

Exclusive: Sarah Palin Under Cyber-Attack from Wikileaks Supporters in 'Operation Payback'*

ABC Political Punch

by Jack Tapper

The website and personal credit card information of former Gov. Sarah Palin were cyber-attacked today by Wikileaks supporters, the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate tells ABC News in an email.

Hackers in London apparently affiliated with “Operation Payback” – a group of supporters of Julian Assange and Wikileaks – have tried to shut down SarahPac and have disrupted Sarah and Todd Palin’s personal credit card accounts.

“No wonder others are keeping silent about Assange's antics,” Palin emailed. “This is what happens when you exercise the First Amendment and speak against his sick, un-American espionage efforts.”

Palin has criticized Wikileaks founder Assange, writing on Facebook that his “past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban. Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders?...Assange is not a 'journalist' any more than the 'editor' of al-Qaeda's new English-language magazine Inspire is a 'journalist.’ He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands."

Added SarahPAC aide Rebecca Mansour, “the governor voiced her opinion knowing full well that she was speaking out against a shady disreputable organization with no regard for laws or human life. This is how they operate. The world should not be intimidated by them."



Wild Thing's comment......

Manning should be courtmarshalled and stood against a wall, Assange should be waterboarded until he gives up what we need, then stand him against a wall, too.

By the way, where was our government when the first leaks came out? What did they do about them, besides locking up Manning?

....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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DREAM Act Includes Loophole for Criminals

Democrat Congressman: Illegal Aliens Are "De Facto Citizens"

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) says the DREAM Act "means everything to hundreds of thousands of de-facto Americans. To them and all of us it is supremely important and supremely urgent.

Here is the first definition for "de facto" on

de facto

1. in fact; in reality: Although his title was prime minister, he was de facto president of the country. Although the school was said to be open to all qualified students, it still practiced de facto segregation.

Let's substitute Congressman Jared Polis's language with that used in the above example from

Although their title is Illegal Aliens because they enter and stay in America illegally, they are, in actuality, de facto Americans.

Has there ever been a better example of Orwellian wordspeak on the floor of the United States Congress?


Republicans Slam DREAM Act for Including Immigrants With Criminal Records

FOX News

House Democrats knew all about this before they passed their lame duck amnesty measure last night, leaving it up to the Senate to kill this bad DREAM later today. Aside from the unpleasant facts that it (a) constitutes a massive Democratic pander to Hispanic voters, (b) has a multi-billion dollar price tag that isn't paid for, and (c) it's an unapologetic, undisguised amnesty bill for crying out loud, DREAM also includes a largely unscrutinized provision that would allow illegal aliens who have committed certain crimes to avoid deportation:

According to a memo circulated by GOP aides on the Senate Judiciary Committee, there are a host of crimes illegal immigrants would be allowed to commit and still qualify -- assault, domestic violence, sexual abuse, reckless driving and various types of fraud among them.

"Talk about misplaced priorities. In the middle of a deep recession, with taxes about to increase, Democrat leaders in Washington are asking Americans to pick up the tab for a proposal that would offer amnesty to millions -- including those with criminal records," said Stephen Miller, a spokesman for Judiciary Committee Republicans.

The list of permissible crimes would depend on the circumstance, but the way the bill is written, it allows a potential applicant to have committed up to two misdemeanors. Specifically, anybody convicted of a federal or state offense carrying a sentence of one year or less, or anybody convicted of up to two offenses with a combined sentence of under 90 days, could be eligible.

"The bill subsidizes education for illegal immigrants, grants them amnesty, encourages more illegal immigration and inevitably takes jobs from American workers. In short, the DREAM Act is a nightmare for the American people," Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said in a written statement Wednesday. "American voters want to see our immigration laws enforced, not ignored."


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

"means everything to hundreds of thousands of de-facto Americans. To them and all of us it is supremely important and supremely urgent.

Translation: Wee need votes!

Information about Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado)

Residence: Boulder

Marital Status: Domestic Partner (Marlon Reis)

Prev. Occupation: Businessman

Prev. Political Exp.: CO Board of Education, 2001-07

Education: AB Princeton University, 1996

Birthdate: 05/12/1975

Birthplace: Boulder, CO

Religion: Jewish

Percentage in Last Election: 63%

Major Opponent: Scott Starin

Posted by Wild Thing at 09:45 AM

Court Asked to Enforce Constitution on Eligibility

Court asked to enforce Constitution on eligibility

No 'other option' for making sure candidates qualified


The California Supreme Court is being asked to make sure state officials check the eligibility of candidates for president in a case that argues there's no other procedure to do that and if there is to be a Constitution, its provisions cannot be voided by a vote of the people.

The arguments come in a request for the state's highest court to hear arguments in a case in which a lower appellate court suggested that a judicial review of a president's eligibility is a possibility.

That suggestion came in a ruling that affirmed a state district court's dismissal of a challenge to the procedures under which California's electors helped install Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

The case was pursued on behalf of Ambassador Alan Keyes, Wiley S. Drake Sr. and Markham Robinson. It alleged that both the California Secretary of State Debra Bowen and the state's electors for the Electoral College in the 2008 election failed to verify that Obama is eligible.

Keyes, Drake and Robinson also remain plaintiffs in a similar complaint in the federal court system. The case is now is pending before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

In the federal case, the plaintiffs are represented by Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation and California attorney Orly Taitz.

In the state case, only Kreep is involved.

In his petition for review, Kreep explains that unless the courts make a determination, it will be tantamount to abandoning the clear requirements of the U.S. Constitution because a political party could nominate a candidate in violation of the Constitution, and voters might not either know or care about the result.

WND has reported on the multiple legal cases challenging Obama's eligibility, and several state legislatures are working on proposals that would require presidential candidates to submit proof of their eligibility. A similar proposal has been introduced in Congress by Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla.

The claims are that Obama does not meet the U.S. Constitution's requirement that a president be a "natural born citizen." The lawsuits have asserted he either was not born in Hawaii as he claims or was a dual citizen because of his father's British citizenship at the time of his birth.

The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

However, none of the cases filed to date has been successful in reaching the plateau of legal discovery, so that information about Obama's birth could be obtained.

Besides Obama's actual birth documentation, the still-concealed documentation for him includes kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, his files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records, and his adoption records.

In the pending request to California's court, the plaintiffs reveal the defendants claim "there exists no textually demonstrable constitutional commitment of the issue of verifying eligibility for serving in the office of president."

"The issue of whether OBAMA is eligible to serve as president of the United States is one that has 'significant political overtones,' given that it has a direct relation to the election of the most powerful political office in the United States, but it is, nonetheless, an issue which the court can make a determination on, because the requirements for said office are clearly stated in Article II, Section 1, Clause 5, of the U.S. Constitution, and courts routinely decide questions such as at issue in this case," said the request.

"A provision of the Constitution may not be disregarded by means of a popular vote of the people, as there are specific guidelines for amending the Constitution of the United States," it continued.

While the process for determining whether a candidate is eligible is addressed nowhere in the Constitution or federal legislation, the appeal said, it would be a violation of the doctrine of separation of powers for an executive branch decision to be controlling. And while the legislative branch determines election law, it should rest with the courts to determine whether California "was in line both with its own state constitution and the United States Constitution."

In California, the secretary of state already ensures that election requirements are met, including the eligibility, for all candidates except those put forward for the office of president by a "national" party.

"Since the secretary of state does have a ministerial duty to verify the eligibility for nearly all of the candidates for office, it is not improper to infer that she also has a ministerial duty to verify the eligibility of those who are running for the office of president of the United States. However, California Elections Code (hereinafter referred to as 'EC') Section 6901 is at odds with remainder of the secretary of state's duties specified in the California Code, because this statute directs that the secretary of state must place on the ballot the names of the several political parties' candidates. (EC Section 6901). The effect of this statute is that the secretary of state's duty to ensure compliance with election law is suspended in favor of some other entity," said the request.

Political parties certainly cannot be trusted to make sure candidates meet constitutional requirements, since they "exist for the purpose of obtaining power by encouraging the election of candidates who associate with the party. This means that the parties have an interest in winning elections, whether or not their candidate is eligible, and if said party can win only by putting forward a popular yet ineligible candidate, what would prevent the parties' support of the ineligible candidate if there was a chance the lack of eligibility would not be found out?"

Nor can voters, by a majority vote, amend the Constitution, the argument states.

"Elections for the office of president of the United States are a serious matter. The office is not only the most powerful elected position in the United States, but it is also the most powerful political position in the entire world. Because of vast power available to anyone who wins this office, there is a significant public interest in ensuring that the position is held only by someone who meets the constitutional qualifications for holding the office," the request explains.

The attorney who argued the case also has cited the court precedent that chief executives of government can be removed by the courts over eligibility issues.
North Dakota Gov. Thomas Moodie, removed from office when the state Supreme Court found him ineligible

The court precedent comes out of North Dakota, where the governor was removed from office after the state Supreme Court determined he did not meet the state constitution's eligibility requirements.

The president's lawyers in many of the cases have said, and judges have agreed so far, that the courts simply don't have jurisdiction over a question of eligibility because of the Constitution's provision that presidential eligibility issues must be handled by Congress during the approval of the Electoral College vote, or a president must be removed by impeachment, which also rests with Congress.

In one case, the president's lawyers prominently argued, "The Constitution's commitment to the Electoral College of the responsibility to select the president includes the authority to decide whether a presidential candidate is qualified for office.

"The examination of a candidate's qualifications is an integral component of the electors' decision-making process. The Constitution also provides that, after the Electoral College has voted, further review of a presidential candidate's eligibility for office, to the extent such review is required, rests with Congress," the president's lawyers argued.

But it was in "State ex rel. Sathre v. Moodie," after Thomas H. Moodie was elected to the office of governor of the state of North Dakota, according to court filings, "it was discovered that Thomas H. Moodie was not eligible for the position of governor, as he had not resided in the state for a requisite five years before running for office, and, because of that ineligibility, he was removed from office and replaced by the lieutenant governor."

North Dakota's historical archives document the case.

The Democrat was nominated by his party for governor in 1934 and beat his Republican opponent, Lydia Langer.

"As soon as the election was over, there was talk of impeachment, but no charges were filed," the state's archives report. "After Moodie's inauguration on January 7, 1935, it was revealed that he had voted in a 1932 municipal election in Minnesota. In order to be eligible for governor, an individual has to have lived in the state for five consecutive years before the election. The State Supreme Court determined that Governor Moodie was ineligible to serve, and he was removed from office on February 16, 1935," the state reports.

The original Obama case sought to prevent Bowen from certifying California's electors for the Electoral College vote; it later was amended to correct the deficiencies it identified in future elections.


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

I have been wondering if maybe, just maybe now that so many democrats are upset with Obama they will be the ones to go after this about obama and his birth certificate. Just a thought, but can you imagine if that does happen. It would be so perfect, because then they can't say it is a bunch of Republicans or conservatives doing it but obama voters fed up with his lies and wanting the truth. ...for a change!

....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 08:40 AM | Comments (1)

December 08, 2010

Catch-and-release of Taliban in Afghanistan Angers Troops ~ You Can Thank Dem.Obama and President Hamid Karzai

Catch-and-release of Taliban in Afghanistan Angers Troops

The Washington Examiner

More than 500 suspected Taliban fighters detained by U.S. forces have been released from custody at the urging of Afghan government officials, angering both American troops and some Afghans who oppose the policy on the grounds that many of those released return to the battlefield to kill NATO soldiers and Afghan civilians.

And those numbers understate the problem, military officials say. They do not include suspected Taliban fighters held in small combat outposts or other forward operating bases throughout the region who are released before they ever become part of the official detainee population.

An Afghan official who spoke on condition of anonymity said that President Hamid Karzai's government has personally sought the release of as many as 700 suspected Taliban fighters since July, including some mid-level leaders. "Corruption is not just based on the amount of money that is wasted but wasted lives when Taliban return only to kill more NATO forces and civilians," said the official, who opposes what he considers corruption in the Karzai administration.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Karen Davis, a spokeswoman in Kabul, told The Washington Examiner "nearly 500 detainees held in the [detention facility in Parwan] have been released outright or transferred to the [Afghan government] for disposition under Afghan law" so far this year.

She did not comment on detainees held at other facilities throughout the country, dozens of whom have been released, according to U.S. military officials in Afghanistan. Parwan is the main prison facility located at Bagram Airfield, just north of the capital of Kabul.

Davis added "nearly 200 of those 500 [at Bagram] have been released" since July.

The criteria for detention is not based upon a particular affiliation, such as the Taliban, "but rather is an assessment based upon a preponderance of evidence that an individual participated in the conflict as an enemy combatant and, if so, detention is necessary to mitigate the threat posed to the government and people of Afghanistan, the U.S. and its coalition partners," Davis said.

The Detainee Review Board, made up of three U.S. commissioned officers with a rank of major or above, determines when a prisoner is eligible for release and whether a detainee is likely to be rehabilitated.

Prisoners held at the Bagram facility are not considered guilty or innocent but rather a determination is made "based upon evidence that detention is necessary to mitigate the threat the detainee poses to the government and people of Afghanistan, the U.S. and its coalition partners," states a document provided by the International Security Assistance Force.

Earlier this year, The Examiner reported that numerous insurgents captured in Pakistan, including some members of al Qaeda, were returned to Afghanistan upon the request of the Karzai government, and then, according to a senior Pakistani official, "released back to the Taliban as bargaining chips in negotiations."

A Marine stationed in southern Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province told The Examiner that efforts to detain insurgent fighters are "worthless."

Earlier this year, his unit held a man known to be working with the Taliban. The Marines had gathered evidence that the man was transporting hundreds of pounds of bomb-making equipment and explosives for the Taliban. But, shortly after they captured him, he was set free.

"Less than two weeks later, we saw the same guy walking through the bazaar," said the Marine, who spoke on condition that he not be named. "He recognized us. I wanted to shoot him right then and there. We got the guy, and yet there he was, walking around planning to kill again, and we couldn't do a thing about it."

For American combat troops in Afghanistan, the release of suspect Taliban is seen as a symptom of the corruption of the Karzai government.

"Back-room dealings between Karzai officials and local government connected to the Taliban make NATO's work almost impossible," said a military official stationed in Afghanistan. "They call the shots, and we've got to release the bad guys."

The release of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks last week provided a rare glimpse into what the State Department considers official corruption in the Karzai government.

That was the opinion of Afghan officials interviewed recently. "Afghanistan is a corrupt mess populated by citizens who are far more comfortable thinking and acting locally and tribally than nationally," one official said. "Karzai takes advantage of that for his own benefit," he added. "The U.S. turns a blind eye because they don't know how to stop it."


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

More than 500 suspected Taliban fighters detained by U.S. forces have been released from custody at the urging of Afghan government officials.

Then what in HELL are we DOING there?????????????????????????????????

Just say it Obama you want to KILL our troops!!!!

Then there is also how our US troops are being prosecuted for killing the Muslim enemy.

If Obama will not let us win it with his rules of engagement and this shit going on in this latest article, then lets get out. Obama will not speak up for our troops, no way, he favors his precious freaking Muslims even if they are terrorists.

In war you kill the enemy and destroy their means of making war, but not with Obama at the helm.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:55 AM | Comments (5)

Attacks From Obama As He Compares Republicans to ‘hostage takers’

Obama defends tax cut deal, compares Republicans to ‘hostage takers’

The Daily Caller

Obama held a quickly arranged press conference at the White House to defend his tax cut deal but spent most of his time attacking Republicans.

The president, in one of the most feisty and defensive public appearances of his presidency, spent as much if not more time talking about his willingness to confront an intransigent Republican opposition in the future as he did explaining and selling the tax cut plan he announced Monday evening.

Obama was equally frustrated with his own liberal base, which has clamored for him to fight Republicans rather than negotiate or compromise. But, casting himself numerous times as the protector of the American people, Obama said he had no choice.

“It’s tempting not to negotiate with hostage takers, unless the hostage gets harmed,” Obama said. “In this case, the hostage was the American people, and I was not willing to see them get harmed.”

Obama said he wanted to “get the American people in a safe place” by ensuring that no one’s taxes went up on January 1, and had to agree to extend the current tax rates even for high income earners to do so.

“This isn’t the politics of the moment. This has to do with, ‘What can we get done right now?’” he said, not explaining the distinction between the two. “We can’t get my preferred option through the Senate right now.”

Obama said the country agrees with him that wealthy Americans should have to pay more taxes, though polls have shown more complexity on the issue when the question is cast in light of the overall economic impact of higher tax rates next year.

“The issue is not me persuading the American people. They’re already there. The issue is how do I persuade the Republicans in the Senate?” Obama said. “I have not been able to budge them.”

Yet the taunting chorus continued from left-wing critics following the president’s performance.

“President Obama repeatedly stated that he ‘can’t persuade’ Senate Republicans to end tax cuts for the rich,” said Adam Green, the head of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee who has been a loud and growing irritant to the president.

“In addition to undercutting his ‘yes we can’ mantra, the sad reality is that President Obama never even tried to persuade Republicans to do the right thing. He telegraphed his willingness to cave from the start by solely talking about ‘compromise’ and never talking about holding Republicans accountable to their constituents if they opposed him,” Green said.

The president stiffened when asked numerous times whether he is, essentially, tough enough. He said he was “itching for a fight” with Republicans next year over the many issues they will clash on.

He also said that when the tax rates for all earners are set to go up again in two years, he will “fight” to raise them on those making more than $250,000 a year.

The martial language directed at the GOP notwithstanding, Obama reserved perhaps his harshest criticism for critics on the professional Left. He complained about the New York Times giving higher placement to the administration’s failures than its successes, and said “purists” on the Left had set unattainable standards for success.

“This is the public option debate all over again,” Obama said of leftward criticism of the tax deal. “So I pass a signature piece of legislation . . . something Democrats have been fighting for for a hundred years,” but since it lacked a “public option” it was seen by liberals and progressives as “a sign of weakness.”

“If that is the standard . . . then let’s face it, we will never get anything done,” Obama said. “Sanctimonious” progressives “will have the satisfaction of having a purist position and no victories for the American people.”

“That can’t be the measure of what it means to be a Democrat. This is a big, diverse country,” Obama added, raising his voice. “Not everybody agrees with us. . . . The New York Times editorial page does not permeate across America.”


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

Never have I heard such a diatribe from a western leader, and that's saying something. Obama continues to demean the office of the President of the United States. He appears to be in full meltdown mode.

Hostage takers? Last time I checked, he still had the house and senate. He just couldn’t get all of his rats on board this time around.

The RATS are in full melt down

Oh, the angst & gnashing of teeth.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:50 AM | Comments (7)

Harry Reid Wants Online Poker Added to Tax Bill ~ MORE Junk From The Left!!!

Harry Reid Wants Online Poker Added to Tax Bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying to use the tax cut package President Barack Obama brokered with Republicans to legalize online poker, POLITICO has learned — a move that could further complicate the deal Obama announced Monday.

Already, the online poker proposal has exposed the Nevada Democrat to charges of flip-flopping on a controversial issue, as well as using his Senate leadership position to repay big casino interests that helped him win reelection in a hard-fought campaign against Republican Sharron Angle last month.

Reid, who has previously opposed online gambling, declined to comment Monday through a spokesman.

But Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), as well as several senior congressional sources and gambling lobbyists, confirmed that Reid and his staff have reached out to other Senate offices to try to build support for adding the online poker legislation — a draft of which POLITICO has obtained — to a measure extending the Bush-era tax cuts.

"They're trying," said Hatch, who next year will become ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over parts of the gambling measure. "Sen. Reid would like to do that."

Jon Kyl, a leading opponent of online gambling, told POLITICO he intends to block Reid’s proposal and vowed there is "zero chance — no chance whatsoever that would be part of the tax deal. I don’t think it would be the right thing to do.”

“The House Republicans will go crazy if this is in the bill,” said one senior congressional aide, declaring it “a total, 100 percent payback” for the support Reid received from gambling interests. The aide asserted that lobbyists for the Las Vegas-based casino operator Harrah's, now known as Caesars Entertainment Corp., even helped write the legislation.

“You could call him ‘Harrah Reid’ at this point,” the aide quipped.

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

NO earmarks period. Let it stand alone Harry!!!

Barney Frank was pushing this on Leno about a month ago. Leno slapped him down.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:48 AM | Comments (2)

Yo Obama, You FREAK, As President You Really Should Learn What Our National Motto Is!!

Our National motto is “In God We Trust,” and NOT “E pluribus unum” (Latin for “out of many, one”).

The video shows you what NOT to do. While giving a speech in Indonesia, Obama compares what he believes OUR motto is with Indonesia’s, drawing a bogus line of similarity.

Lawmakers school Obama on national motto

One News Now

A letter signed by 42 members of Congress criticizes President Barack Obama for telling students in Indonesia last month that America's national motto is "E Pluribus Unum."

Obama commented to the students last month that the U.S. and Indonesia share a similar history. "It is a story written into our national mottos. In the United States, our motto is 'E Pluribus Unum' -- out of many, one."

In a letter to the White House, members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus -- mostly Republican -- note that the national motto has been "In God We Trust" since 1956.

The caucus chairman, Congressman Randy Forbes (R-Virginia), says "In God We Trust" is too important to be forgotten. He says he and his fellow congressmen want to "make sure that we stand by that proposition and don't retreat from it."

Forbes states: "For the President of the United States to incorrectly state something as foundational as our national motto in another country is unacceptable. The President is the primary representative of our nation to the world, and whether mistake or intention, his actions cast aside an integral part of American society. President Reagan once warned that 'If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.'"

According to Forbes, the letter signed by the lawmakers "simply asks the president to correct [his] statement and to make sure when he's giving speeches in the future that he gets that correct."

The White House had no immediate comment on the letter.

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

E pluribus unum” appears on the Great Seal. It’s “From many, one” sentiment is secular enough. But flip the Seal over and the phrase “Annuit Coeptis” appears. It translates to “Heaven smiles on our endeavors.”

For a non-Christian nation accodring to Obama, God ( NOT Allah) keeps showing up EVERWHERE!

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (2)

Muslim Brotherhood Front Group Trains Airport Screeners

Muslim Brotherhood Front Group Trains Airport Screeners

The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has completed training for 2,200 Transportation Safety Officers (TSOs) at the Los Angeles International Airport according to a press release found on the MPAC website.

The MPAC release notes that the two-month training course informed officers of “the diversity of Muslims around the world from cultural dress to language to tenets. The four trainers taught the TSOs how to properly handle a Quran and discussed the different ways Muslim women and men choose to cover or dress. For example, the TSOs learned if a woman wears hijab and needs a secondary screening she should be screened in a private area by a female TSO officer.”

In 1986, MPAC was formed as a political action arm of one of the largest Wahhabi mosques in America, the Islamic Center for Southern California.

As the Center for Security Policy’s Team B II report entitled “Sharia: The Threat to America” notes, “The founders of the Islamic Center for Southern California are Hassan Hathout and his brother Maher Hathout. The late Hassan Hathout was a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement. The two brothers Maher spent time in an Egyptian prison during the early days of the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities there, led by the Brotherhood’s founder Hassan Al Banna. MPAC’s own publication, The Minaret, has proudly called Hassan a ‘companion of’ and Maher ‘a close disciple of’ Brotherhood founder Hassan al Banna.”

Maher Hathout also founded and is currently a senior advisor for MPAC. He and others at MPAC also currently work for and maintain a close relationship with the Islamic Center of Southern California.


MPAC volunteer & TSO trainer, Nisreen Malhis

Last week, MPAC completed a quarterly training for Transportation Security Officers (TSO) with about 2,200 officers receiving training on cultural awareness about Islam and Muslims. This was an important achievement for MPAC and the Muslim American community in light of the recent airport security changes and because TSOs are responsible for screening passengers

MPAC Trains 2,200 Transportation Security Officers

Muslim Public Affairs Council ( MPAC )

November 24, 2010

Last week, MPAC completed a quarterly training for Transportation Security Officers (TSO) with about 2,200 officers receiving training on cultural awareness about Islam and Muslims. This was an important achievement for MPAC and the Muslim American community in light of the recent airport security changes and because TSOs are responsible for screening passengers and luggage.

MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati, MPAC Civic Outreach Coordinator, Saadia Khan and MPAC volunteers, Nisreen Malhis and Sireen Sawaf, conducted the trainings at Los Angeles International Airport for the past two months. They discussed the diversity of Muslims around the world from cultural dress to language to tenets. The four trainers taught the TSOs how to properly handle a Quran and discussed the different ways Muslim women and men choose to cover or dress. For example, the TSOs learned if a woman wears hijab and needs a secondary screening she should be screened in a private area by a female TSO officer.

The training sessions allowed trainers to discuss the common practice of Muslims praying in various areas of the airport, adding that they do this because LAX does not have a designated prayer area as other airports do.

The officers were extremely receptive and interested in the information presented. They had many questions regarding the meaning of jihad, sharia, and the rights of women in Muslim countries.

LAX is the third largest airport in the world, making it important for Transportation Security Administration to conduct cultural awareness trainings in order for officers to effectively and efficiently keep the airports secure rather than deciphering cultural tenets. MPAC commends LAX for taking the initiative to implement these trainings.

Earlier this year at the last quarterly training, the TSA invited asked Nirinjan Khalsa of the Human Relations Commission to highlight the Sikh religion.

-- Marium F. Mohiuddin (
Communications Coordinator


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

Beyond horrible!

First of all, no Muslim should be permitted to have American citizenship on the basis of being a member of a totalitarian organization engaged in world domination.

I wonder how much the our tax dollars PAY for this extended training??

Islamist group, MPAC, attended White House meeting to announce SCOTUS nominee

The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has announced that is participated in a White House meeting with President Obama and cabinet officials to announce the President’s nomination to the Supreme Court. According to the MPAC announcement: This morning, the Director of the Washington, DC office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council Haris Tarin joined the President Obama and cabinet officials at the White House as he announced his latest nomination to the Supreme Court, Inspector General Elana Kagan.

~ snipet~

MPAC has opposed virtually every count-terror initiative undertaken or proposed by the U.S. government. At times this opposition was said to be on civil-rights grounds but, just as often, MPAC claimed that U.S. counter-terror efforts were aimed at the U.S. Muslim community itself. MPAC has consistently supported and facilitated terrorism by supporting terrorist organizations and, more broadly, constructing an elaborate ideology defending the use of violence by Islamists and Islamist organizations.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM

Joe Biden to Address Fuming House Dem Caucus

Biden to address fuming House Dem caucus

The Hill

Vice President Biden will address a fuming House Democratic caucus on Wednesday, a day after lawmakers roundly panned a tax cut deal the White House negotiated with Republicans.

At a caucus meeting Tuesday night, more than a dozen House Democrats stood up to criticize President Obama’s tax proposal, complaining that the administration caved too quickly on party priorities while shutting out Democratic lawmakers, sources in the room said. Of the 15 to 20 Democrats who spoke at the meeting, only a couple voiced support for the proposal, according to a Democrat in the room.

“I don’t think the president should count on Democratic votes to get this deal passed,” Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said after leaving the meeting. He added Obama “went from zero to compromise in 3.5 seconds.”

“We got rolled,” one Democratic congressman told The Hill in describing the sentiment within the House caucus. One lawmaker, whom Democrats would not name, drew applause when he urged his colleagues to vote down the Obama-GOP plan and force the new Republican majority to confront the expiring George W. Bush-era tax cuts.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders presented the president’s proposal to the party rank-and-file while making clear they were not endorsing it. The plan calls for a two-year extension of the entire slate of Bush tax cuts, along with a 2 percent reduction in the employee payroll tax, among other items.

The chief sticking point for House Democrats, aside from a temporary extension of tax cuts for the wealthy, was the proposed adoption of a GOP-favored plan to set the estate tax at 35 percent for individuals worth more than $5 million. The House passed a bill last year that would set the inheritance tax at 45 percent with an exemption starting at $3.5 million, and Democrats characterized the administration proposal as a needless giveaway to the GOP.

Pelosi made a brief statement after the meeting, repeating her comments earlier in the day that there's "unease" among Democrats toward the compromise. She said the various proposals should be judged based on their effects on jobs and the deficit. The White House-GOP compromise, she said, fails both tests.

The Speaker didn’t respond when asked if she would bring the proposal up for a vote or seek to change it in any way.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) also declined to comment after the gathering.

"We're still talking," Hoyer said.

Some liberal Democrats are already threatening to oppose the bill unless some of the benefits for the wealthiest Americans are removed.


Angry Liberal Activists Shut Down WH Switchboard

FOX Nation

Liberal activists angry about President Barack Obama’s concession on tax cuts for upper-income Americans crashed two phone lines at the White House and are gearing up for another onslaught of calls to Senate Democratic leaders in an eleventh-hour push to kill the deal.

Supporters of the New York-based Agenda Project shut down two phone lines for most the day Monday in White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett’s office, according to the group’s founder, Erica Payne. And even though Obama ultimately announced a bipartisan deal that extends tax cuts for the wealthy, Payne said her group, which boasts 10,000 supporters, has plans to push back every step of the way.


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

Interesting for me is they got the unemployment extensions. They wanted bipartisanship, now they have it and wahhhhhhh!


It always shocks me when I see or hear how the left hates those that have done well financially. I will never understand that. I am all for everyone being a success.....well except for Obama, I want him to fail at all he does while in office. I am talking about income and success of the American Dream.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:40 AM

December 07, 2010

An Angry Obama Endorses Compromise (alleged deal) About Taxes


Obama and congressional Republicans have reached a tentative deal to extend the Bush tax cuts for all income levels.

His speech with filled with attacks on Republicans ( but of course he said all he could to attack only leaving out blaming President Bush once again).

In exchange, Republicans have agreed to extend unemployment insurance benefits for an additional 13 months.
The 56-week extension of unemployment benefits balloons the total period in which people are eligible to receive federal jobless benefits to 155 weeks. That's roughly three years.

Other details include a temporary two percent reduction in payroll taxes to replace Obama’s “Making Work Pay” tax credit from the 2009 stimulus bill, and a compromise on the estate tax, which will be set for two years at 35 percent, with a $5 million exemption amount.

Obama is facing a mounting insurrection from the Left:

Liberal New York Times columnist Frank Rich this weekend explained "the baffling Obama presidency" in part by arguing that Mr. Obama "has seemingly surrendered his once-considerable abilities to act, decide or think." The president's attempts to seek out compromise instead of holding fast to a position, he wrote, has rendered him "indistinct" and "weightless."

House Democrats are still emphasizing "there is no deal yet."

Some Republican response:

Michelle Bachmann said tying tax cut extensions to unfunded federal spending. Nothing in this alleged deal appears to paid for/offset by spending cuts elsewhere.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:55 AM | Comments (4)

December 7th ....A Day That Will Live In Infamy




On December 7th 1941, on an otherwise peaceful Sunday morning on a beautiful Hawaiian island, the first wave of Japanese airplanes left 6 aircraft carriers and struck Pearl Harbor a few minutes before 8 AM local time.

In two waves of terror lasting two long hours, they killed or wounded over 3,500 Americans and sank or badly damaged 18 ships - including all 8 battleships of the Pacific Fleet - and over 350 destroyed or damaged aircraft. At least 1,177 lives were lost when the Battleship U.S.S. Arizona exploded and subsequently sank.

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

May God rest those we lost....we shall never forget.

Americans remembered Pearl Harbor for four years during WWII. We are at war right now and most Americans forgot why. 9/11 was a momentous event just like Pearl Harbor. However, the War on Terror has been turned into a political event by the media and by much of Congress. That has divided America and we don't have the solidarity we had during WWII.

Anyone that goes to the Arizona Memorial simply MUST walk across the parking lot and also tour the USS Bowfin submarine and museum.......highly under-publicized, but well worth the extra hour or so.

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Al Qaeda Hopes To Surgically Implant Bombs

Frankenbombers are 'new kind of terrorism': Al Qaeda hopes to surgically implant bombs into thugs

NY Daily News

Jihadis bent on concocting a "new kind of terrorism" are brainstorming how to surgically implant explosives to make undetectable Frankenbombers.

"What is your opinion about surgeries through which I can implant the bomb ...inside the operative's body?" an apparent mad surgeon recently asked an online forum used by Al Qaeda affiliates.

He called on bombmakers and doctors to cook up the perfect solution to murder "larger numbers of unbelievers and apostates."

"I am waiting for the interaction of the experienced brothers to connect the two sciences together and produce a new kind of terrorism, Allah willing," he wrote, according to a translation by terror experts at the SITE Intelligence Group.

The scheming comes amid controversy over body scanners and pat-downs in airports that some Americans complain are too invasive. The ideas for a "surgically booby-trapped martyrdom seeker" were chillingly concise for the doctor of death monitored by SITE.

Stitching a bomb into the abdominal cavity made of plastic or liquid explosives - such as semtex or PETN - was judged the best method.

"It must be planted near the surface of the body, because the human body absorbs shocks," advised one terrorist.

In the same way that drug smugglers have placed bags of narcotics in the body cavities of animals and had people ingest condoms filled with drugs, it would not be out of the realm of Al Qaeda operational planners to conceive of such a technique," said Mark Rossini, a former senior FBI counterterror agent. "No technique is off-limits to Al Qaeda to achieve its destructive goals.


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The bombers who undergo the procedure are likely to die from infection before they can get to where they are going to blow themselves up.

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Helen Anti-Semitic Thomas Says “Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists”

The former White House Correspondent Helen Thomas speaking at an anti-Arab bias workshop in the Dearborn, Michigan area recently, where she once again attacked Israel and said she believes:

“Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists. No question in my opinion.”


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Jimmy Carter is lusting in his heart.

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December 06, 2010

Al Franken Reads The Bible To Prove Tax Cuts Should End


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

The Liberals always like to use Christianity to prove their points but trash it when it doesn’t.

"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness Is like a villain with a smiling cheek."~William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Ray Stevens....Ray Stevens ..."10% is good enough for Jesus then it ought to be good enough for Uncle Sam"

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Santa Clause is a Paratrooper! Elves gear up for Operation Toy Drop

A paratrooper at Fort Bragg waits in line December 4, 2009 with toys to donate at last year's Operation Toy Drop. This year's event takes place December 10th and 11th at Fort Bragg.


Paratrooper Mulhall waits with his bear for an opportunity to jump at Operation Toy Drop last year. The annual event takes place December 10th and 11th at Fort Bragg and will raise more than 6,000 toys for area families.


Santa Clause is a Paratrooper! Elves gear up for Operation Toy Drop

POPE AIR FORCE BASE, NC - As the paratroopers of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) gear up for what will be the biggest airborne operation held by the U.S. Army, one thing remains first on their minds, it's for the kids.

"For me, Toy Drop means that for Christmas morning, a child who doesn't usually get any sort of presents will be able to open one and play with that toy all day long," said Hipenbecker. "That child wouldn't have gotten that toy if it wasn't for these caring paratroopers."

The annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop has become the largest combined airborne operation held by the U.S. Army Reserve's USACAPOC(A) with the help of Pope Air Force Base's 43rd and 440th Airlift Wings, the participation of Soldiers from Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division and Special Operations Command. This year's event takes place December 10th and 11th at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and hopes to raise more than 6,000 toys for families in need.

Here's how it works. Paratroopers bring an unwrapped toy to donate in exchange for the opportunity to earn foreign jump wings from allied soldiers from around the world.

What is OTD 13?

Operation Toy Drop is a week-long, philanthropic project where Fort Bragg's paratroopers (or visiting paratroopers from across the nation) individually contribute new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to local children's homes and social service agencies. Despite the project's name, these toys are not "dropped" anywhere except into the arms of deserving children throughout.

This year's event will host allied jumpmasters from 10 different countries. Joining the returning allied jumpmaster favorites from Germany, Canada, Poland, Ireland, and Chile, are jumpmasters from Botswana, Thailand, Estonia, Israel, and Latvia.

Elves, including Hipenbecker, collect and sort the toys by age and gender, wrap the toys, and deliver them to wherever they are needed.

The event incorporates airborne training, foreign military jumpmasters and local charities into one event. Toys are distributed to social service organizations and children's homes throughout central and Eastern North Carolina as well as the Pediatrics section of Womack Army Medical Center, and military Families in need.

The first Operation Toy Drop in 1998, with the help of Marine pilots, was very small and collected around 200 toys, but in the years to follow the operation continued to grow, grossing up to about 35,000 toy donations since the beginning of Operation Toy Drop.

Last year, the event drew more than 2,000 paratroopers, 2,900 toys, and 24 allied jumpmasters. Started by then Staff Sgt. Randy Oler, a jumpmaster for USACAPOC(A), the event has become a tradition for Fort Bragg's paratroopers. The operation was renamed in Oler's honor after his sudden death from a heart attack in 2004.

This year's event is promised to be even bigger, allowing more toys to be given to Families in need. USACAPOC(A) has reached out to the communities surrounding Fort Bragg and toy collection boxes have been placed in area businesses. In addition, the local hockey team, the FireAntz, will be collecting toys during their military appreciation games, Dec. 3 and 4.

"Families should come out and see the airborne operation, see what their paratrooper does, and join in on all the activities that will be available," explained Hipenbecker. "It's a great opportunity to get the community involved and join in on the holiday spirit."


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

We have such awesome Americans in our military. God bless each one of them and their loved ones and keep them safe.

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Arab” Youths Arrested for Setting Israeli Fire That Killed 41

Fierce fires rages over Israel

Arab” Youths Arrested for Setting Israeli Fire That Killed 41

Israel National News

The youths arrested yesterday for starting the deadly Israeli fire are “arab” not Druze.
And, apparently there have been a wave of arson incidents by Arab citizens in Israel that are being ignored by the media.

Police and volunteers are manning checkpoints, lookouts and ambushes throughout Israel in an effort to combat a wave of terrorist arson by Arab citizens of Israel. While occasionally reporting some of the arson incidents, most news sources are playing them down considerably, while others cover them up completely.

The IDF has released video footage shot from an IAF aircraft, which shows a vehicle escaping from the scene of an arson attack on the Carmel Mountain. The conversation on the radio, in Hebrew, is between pilots and police. The pilots report that they have received word from a firefighting aircraft that spotted the vehicle leaving the scene of an act of arson, near a spot called the Muhraka. The aircraft follows the vehicle – a Renault Kangoo – until it is stopped by police cars.

Despite this video, news of the wave of arson is seeping into the public consciousness mostly through smaller news sources and by word of mouth.

Police said the main conflagration in the Carmel Mountains was unintentionally caused by a group of youth from Ossafiya. According to a report on Channel 2 news, the youths lit a fire as part of a nocturnal picnic and did not put it out properly before leaving the site. Later reports said that while most of the residents of Ossafiya are Druze, the youths who were arrested are Arabs.

…Channel 2′s website also carries a report that Border Police arrested two Arabs, one an Israeli citizen and the other from the Palestinian Authority, who tried to start a fire near Jerusalem on Saturday night. The two were caught in a ravine near the “tunnels checkpoint” at the entrance to the neighborhood of Gilo.

Citizens who passed through the checkpoint noticed the suspects and reported their activity to security forces. A Border Police team identified the two trying to set a fire, called on them to stop and fired four shots in the air. The suspects tried to escape in a vehicle but were arrested after a short chase.

A short time later, a 34-year-old Arab man was arrested near Dodge Junction close to Nazareth. He was taken to interrogation.


Israeli firefighters watch a devastating fire in the city of Kyriat Karmel, Carmel Forest, near Israel’s northern city of Haifa. 41 people have died in the fires.

Leading Leftist Website Urges Liberals Not to Donate to Israel’s Fire Relief Fund

The Atlantic today is urging liberals to turn their back on Israel:

Don't Give to the Jewish National Fund....this is the title of the article

Inevitably, the Jewish National Fund, which, among other things, plants forests in Israel, is asking for donations from Americans for its “Forest Fire Emergency Campaign,” in response to the massive fire spreading across the Carmel mountains. But I’m not giving.

Israel’s per capita GDP is nearly $30,000. Israel is a rich country. The fact that it doesn’t possess adequate firefighting equipment is its own fault. The fact that the leadership of its fire service is incompetent is its own fault (you can read more about that here). At some point, the good-hearted Diaspora Jews who still think of Israel as a charity case are going to have to tell their cousins to learn to fully-fund basic services like firefighting if they want to be thought of as citizens of an advanced country.


The fires this week that killed 41 people were set by “Arab” youths. It wasn’t the only fire. Israel is battling against a wave of arson attacks set by “Arab” citizens. Israel is under terrorist attack and the left is urging liberals to withhold support.


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

The fires this week that killed 41 people were set by “Arab” youths. It wasn’t the only fire. Israel is battling against a wave of arson attacks set by “Arab” citizens.

The US is. From Bill Gabbert's Wildfire Today Blog:

The United States is sending three at least six C-130 aircraft with Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems (MAFFS) from Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing in Cheyenne, Wyoming; 145th Airlift Wing of the North Carolina Air National Guard in Charlotte, N.C.; the 146th Airlift Wing of the California Air National Guard in Port Hueneme, Calif.; and possibly one or two from an Air Force Reserve unit in Colorado. Two other military planes are ferrying firefighting supplies to Israel.

The United States is also sending Custer’s National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) Team, 45 metric tons of Fire-Trol fire retardant and 12,000 liters of WD881 Class A foam. The fire retardant is being flown to Israel by U.S. military C-130′s and aircraft chartered by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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America's Best in Afghanistan

from WeaselZippers

Wild Thing's comment......

Wonderful video of our troops!!

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December 05, 2010

Obama Ticked His Tax Hike Plan Fails In Senate

U.S. Senate vote announced on not extending the Bush Tax Cuts to all Americans. The vote Saturday was 53-36, seven short of the 60 needed to advance the measure. (Dec. 4)

Democrats had pushed the bill, but it failed to get a 3/5 required majority for passage. Republicans held firm, insisting that it would be insane to raise taxes on any American – particularly those who run businesses and hire workers – in such a woeful economic environment.

Republicans voted unanimously against the House-passed bill, and they were joined by four Democrats — Senators Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, and Jim Webb of Virginia — as well as by Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut. ( source )


The reaction from Obama. He is clearly not pleased with Republicans.


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

The point is to retain the current rates for EVERYONE. It is nice to see the Republicans in the Senate showing some backbone for a change.

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Obama Threatens To Veto Bush Tax Cuts If His Unemployment Extension Not Included

Joe Biden pushing Obama's agenda of yet more extensions for unemployment benefits.


Obama Threatens To Veto Compromise Deal on Bush Tax Cuts If Extension of Unemployment Benefits is Not Included

Source: Greta Van Susteren

In conversations with Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi today, President Obama threatened to veto a compromise deal on the Bush Tax cuts if an unemployment extension was not included.

A White House aide tells Fox: "The President told Democratic Congressional leaders today that he was open to compromise, but he would oppose even a temporary extension of the Bush tax cuts if it did not include an extension of benefits for the unemployed and extensions of the other tax cuts that benefit middle class families. Without them, taxes would still rise for 95 percent of Americans."

Mike Emanuel
White House Correspondent
Fox News


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

Obama threatens........Obama threatens.....Obama threatens........... I am so sick of his threats. NO other president EVER made threats to the American people.

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Walkin' On The Fightin' Side Of Me

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Love it and I agree I am fed up with the constant attacks on conservatives.

God bless our Troops and our 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 Administration Theaten Students and Government Workers : Do NOT Read Documents Published By Wikileaks

Government Workers Ordered Not to Read Cables

New York Times

In a classic case of shutting the barn door after the horse has left, the Obama administration and the Department of Defense have ordered the hundreds of thousands of federal employees and contractors not to read the secret cables and other classified documents published by Wikileaks and news organizations around the world unless the workers have the required security clearance or authorization.

“Classified information, whether or not already posted on public websites or disclosed to the media, remains classified, and must be treated as such by federal employees and contractors, until it is declassified by an appropriate U.S. Government authority,” said the notice sent on Friday afternoon by the Office of Management and Budget, which is part of the White House, to agency and department heads, urging them to distribute it to their staff.

The directive applies to both government computers and private devices that employees or contractors might carry in their briefcases and pockets or have in their homes. It does not advise agencies to block WikiLeaks or other websites on government computer systems, a White House official said Saturday. And it does not prohibit federal employees from reading news stories about the topic. But if they have “accidentially” already downloaded any of these documents, they are being told to notify their “information security offices.”

The Department of Defense, in its own directive to military personnel and icontractors, says that simply reading these documents, without proper authorization, will violate long-standing rules even though they are accessible to the public at large on Internet sites. “Viewing or downloading still classified documents from unclassified government computers creates a security violation,” a spokeswoman said in a statement on Saturday.

The effort, while understandable, seems entirely futile, said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a Washington nonprofit group that has combated government efforts to keep certain government documents secret.

“It just may be a little too late for the government to push these documents down the memory hole,” Mr. Rotenberg said, adding that his center did not support the initial public release of the material. “This is Orwell thought police in the age of the Internet, as these are already so widely accessible on servers around the world.” The Library of Congress has joined in the push, blocked visitors to its reading rooms, or anyone else using its computer system, from accessing the WikiLeaks site, noting that “unauthorized disclosures of classified documents do not alter the documents’ classified status or automatically result in declassification of the documents.”

The moves have not apparently discouraged staff at WikiLeaks, as the organization continues to post Twitter feeds mocking the efforts to limit access to the documents, including one note on Saturday reading: “Digital McCarthyism: U.S. Military Tries to Intimidate Soldiers Into Not Reading Wikileaks”.


Obama Administration State Department Threatens Students: Do Not Post WikiLeaks On Facebook or Twitter

The Obama State Department threatened university students not to post links to Wikileaks on their Facebook page or Twitter accounts.

Talking about WikiLeaks on Facebook or Twitter could endanger your job prospects, a State Department official warned students at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs this week.

An email from SIPA’s Office of Career Services went out Tuesday afternoon with a caution from the official, an alumnus of the school. Students who will be applying for jobs in the federal government could jeopardize their prospects by posting links to WikiLeaks online, or even by discussing the leaked documents on social networking sites, the official was quoted as saying.

“[The alumnus] recommends that you DO NOT post links to these documents nor make comments on social media sites such as Facebook or through Twitter,” the Office of Career Services advised students. “Engaging in these activities would call into question your ability to deal with confidential information, which is part of most positions with the federal government.”

State Department To Columbia University Students: DO NOT Discuss WikiLeaks On Facebook, Twitter

The email, obtained by The Huffington Post, is published in full:

From: Office of Career Services
Date: Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 3:26 PM
Subject: Wikileaks - Advice from an alum
To: "Office of Career Services (OCS)"
Hi students,

We received a call today from a SIPA alumnus who is working at the State Department. He asked us to pass along the following information to anyone who will be applying for jobs in the federal government, since all would require a background investigation and in some instances a security clearance.

The documents released during the past few months through Wikileaks are still considered classified documents. He recommends that you DO NOT post links to these documents nor make comments on social media sites such as Facebook or through Twitter. Engaging in these activities would call into question your ability to deal with confidential information, which is part of most positions with the federal government.

Office of Career Services


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

What has struck me about this latest batch of leaks, is that the government seems more worried about the average citizen reading them then the enemy. Also has anyone else noticed that Obama could have cared less when the leaks were about our troops putting their lives in danger. That was OK with the POS Obama.

Before this information was leaked, it may (or may not) have been classified at some level. Whoever leaked it is surely subject to charges and penalty. However, the cat is now out of the bag and there is nothing whatever “classified” about it anymore. These people are just trying to intimidate people into shutting up while they try to stuff the cat back into the bag.

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Not Upholding His Oath Of Office, Obama Says "America is Not Defined by our Borders"

Obama speaking to U.S. Troops in Afghanistan yesterday, where he said, “America is not defined by our borders. We are defined by a common creed.”

Obama went on to quote from the Declaration of Independence, and actually decided to include a reference to “our Creator” instead of editing it out as he has done on several occasions

Obama would be right in saying that America is not defined ONLY by our borders. We are united by the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

But that is not what he said. He said America is “NOT defined by our borders.” Actually, we do have borders, and those borders should mean something. Obama has a sworn duty to enforce the laws of the United States, and he clearly does not see Border Security as an important issue.


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Everything Obama does is against our country. He gives his middle finger to his Oath of office every day!!

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Republican Gov.-elect Nikki Haley Speaks Out Beautifully To Obama: “The people of South Carolina want their money back”

“The people of South Carolina want their money back.”

Republican Gov.-elect Nikki Haley said President Barack Obama agreed Thursday to consider letting South Carolina opt out of this year's federal health care overhaul if the state comes up with its own solutions to meet some of the important conditions of the national legislation.

Haley was among a group of newly elected governors -- most of them Republicans -- who met with the Democratic president at the Blair House, the guest house across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.

Haley says she told Obama that South Carolina could not afford the health care mandate, and that it would cripple small businesses.

"I respectfully asked him to consider repealing the bill," she said, to which he clearly stated he would not. "I pushed him further and said if that's the case, because of states' rights, would you at least consider South Carolina opting out of the program?"

Obama told her he would consider letting South Carolina opt out, she said, if the state could find its own solution that included a state exchange, preventing companies from bumping people for preexisting conditions and allowing insurance pooling.

"I think it's something we go back to South Carolina and start crunching," she said. "This is not about expecting what's given. This is about saying we're going to fight this every step of the way and use every option possible."

Haley said she also asked the president if he would honor the federal government's commitment on developing a nuclear waste repository. When he said he would not revisit opening Nevada's Yucca Mountain, "I said, 'Then give us our money back.' "

The site 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas was proposed to house more than 4,000 metric tons of high-level nuclear waste from South Carolina's Savannah River Site. The state and Washington have sued over Obama's attempt to kill plans for the storage site after decades of study.

"SRS has done a good job, but that was a temporary solution. It was never meant to be a permanent solution," Haley said she told him. "The federal government has reneged on its promise, and the people of South Carolina want their money back."

South Carolina's power plants and its customers have contributed more than $1 billion over nearly 30 years to a permanent repository.

She says Obama pledged that he would have Energy secretary Steven Chu call her promptly.

"I will wait for that phone call, and if I don't get it, I will be calling, but I feel he was being genuine," she said.


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

I like how she held Obama's feet to the fire. I think she also knows there is a biig chance she will not be getting that phone call.

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December 04, 2010

Obama Forgets the Coast Guard Then Makes Flippant Remark About Marines!!!

Obama needed a little help from the troops in Afghanistan on Friday as he thanked the military branches for their work but forgot to mention the Coast Guard.

“I think we’ve got every service here tonight,” Obama said at Bagram Air Base. He then called on the branches as their members cheered: “We’ve got Army. We’ve got Navy. We’ve got Air Force. I think we may have a few Marines around, too.”

Obama continued, “And a whole lot of folks from the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles.”

Moving to his remarks, Obama said, “Now, here in Afghanistan …” Then, someone in the crowd shouted out, “Coast Guard!”

“Coast Guard?” Obama repeated. “Is that what I heard?”

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

He forgets about the Coast Guard and then also says this..............

"I think we may have a few Marines around, too.”

What a flippant arrogant, asshole. If he weren't surround by men in black, he wouldn't last 30 seconds.

I wish he would forget to fly back to America.

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Soros's MoveOn People Made A Video Begging The Sorros Puppet Obama To Keep Destroying The Economy

MoveOn members send a message to Obama: NO to Millionaire Bailouts. We miss you. Stand up and fight the millionaire bailout. We'll fight with you.

MoveOn Members submitted their own messages to Obama in this member generated ad.

President Obama
Hi Barack
President Obama
What up B?

Hi I'm Monique and this is Ally. I'm asking for stand tough and you don't extend these tax cuts for the richest Americans

I voted for you in 2008.

We voted for you because for the first time in our lifetime a politician was actually laying out a plan that reinforced the values that we've come to believe in as American.

I wanna say, "Thank you for all the hard work that you do",

but We The People want you back and need you back.

What's happened to that bold progressive man we elected president in 2008?

The guy who stands for all the people and is not gonna let himself get pushed around?

Mr President, please do not compromise with the Republicans about extending the Bush tax cuts.

I am in the highest tax bracket. We don't need the money--the country does!

You said in your campaign speech that "enough is enough" and it's time to fight. Please fight. I'm willing to fight with you.


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

Good grief! Soros trying to make sure Obama remembers who owns him.

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Durbin: DREAM Act Will Come To The Senate Floor Next Week

Durbin: DREAM Act will come to the Senate floor next week

The Hill

Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Friday predicted a Senate vote on the DREAM Act will be held next week.

"Sen. Reid is going to call it," Durbin told The Hill shortly after the chamber adjourned at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Two procedural votes are scheduled for Saturday morning on competing plans to address the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts.

The legislation would provide legal residence to the children of immigrants who were brought into the country during their youth if they attend college or join the military. House leaders said this week they expect a vote in the lower chamber next week.

Durbin demurred when asked whether he has the votes.

"I'm working on it, talking to members," he said.


Dems Roll Out Dream Act No. 5

Senate Democrats have introduced their fifth version of the DREAM Act this year in a bid to tackle concerns from critics and win support from a handful of moderate lawmakers from both parties.

But the immigration legislation continues to draw fire from opponents and face stiff odds in the lame-duck session — and this was even before Republicans vowed Wednesday to filibuster all bills until the Senate votes to extend Bush-era tax cuts and fund the federal government.

The DREAM Act would provide a path to legalization for immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children, if they go to college or serve in the military for at least two years.

The latest version, filed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) late Tuesday night, would bar illegal immigrants from receiving in-state college tuition; drops the age of eligibility to 29 from 34; would not grant permanent legal status to anyone for at least 10 years; would restrict eligibility for those who commit certain misdemeanor crimes; and would limit individuals from being able to sponsor family members for U.S. citizenship, among other changes.

Those who receive conditional legal status under the DREAM Act also would be ineligible for Medicaid, food stamps and other government-funded benefits.

The new bill “simply is an effort to deal with any potential costs estimates [to] make it revenue-neutral,” said Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the only Hispanic member of the Senate and an ardent DREAM Act advocate. “There wouldn’t be any reason for anyone to vote against it because it wouldn’t cost anything.”

Reid said he planned to file a cloture motion Tuesday night so the Senate could proceed to the DREAM Act, but that was before he and Durbin rolled out a new version. Reid spokesman Jim Manley said the earliest his boss could file cloture would be Thursday, possibly setting up a test vote next week.

“That’s still the plan,” said Durbin, the bill’s chief sponsor, when asked if Democrats were still moving forward.

Still, it’s unclear if the changes will help Reid muster the 60 votes needed to thwart a Republican filibuster. At least two moderate Democrats — Sens. Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Mark Pryor of Arkansas — have voiced opposition to previous versions of the bill, and others are still on the fence.

“I haven’t taken a position on that yet,” said freshman Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.).

Republican leaders are determined to block a lame-duck vote on the DREAM Act, with Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama telling POLITICO that “not much has changed” with the new version. As the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sessions lamented that the Senate hasn’t held a hearing on the legislation in seven years.

“I just feel strongly that American people with this election clearly expressed the view that amnesty — which this bill has by any definition of the word — should not be granted,” he said, “particularly not while we have lawlessness continuing at our borders.”

Sessions added: “We should not during this lame-duck session try to ram through this controversial legislation that is contrary to what the American people want."

Among other requirements that remained in the latest version of the bill: Immigrants must have entered the U.S. before age 16, lived in the country at least five consecutive years before the bill’s enactment; been admitted to a college or earned a high-school diploma or GED certificate.

Under the latest version, DREAM Act applicants would be ineligible if they have committed one felony or three misdemeanors; engaged in voter or marriage fraud; or abused a student visa, among other offenses.


Wild Thing's comment......

Dream Act is another expensive fraud on the American Taxpayer. But in front of line in immigration process, college paid for by taxpayer grants (another fraud), and recieve citizenship to boot. Go back to Mexico illegals. We can't afford you.

AUGH! The Dems must pass this or face some real problems in 2012. They are pulling out all the stops to get it passed. It is an amnesty for 3 million and a rolling one at that.

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Charlie Rangel: " I don't deal in average American Citizens"

Charlie Rangel at a Press Conference following the censure where he was asked what his response was to the criticism that an “average American citizen” would face much harsher penalties if guilty of the things Rangel was censured for.

His response:

Rangel lashed out at the reporter: "Please, I'm not a psychiatrist. I don't deal in average American citizens."

"I'll come back to you when you have a good question," he added.

The House overwhelmingly voted to censure Rep. Rangel.


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


I watched his comments on the floor. Pathetic, he didn’t admit to doing anything wrong and sounded like he was blaming someone else. I thought Pelosi was reading a eulogy, what a long face she had. Pelosi read it in almost a whisper. If it had been a GOP censure she would have been screaming, and prancing around with that stupid big gavel.

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December 03, 2010

Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Create Jobs--Tax Cuts To Rich Do Not!

Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Create Jobs--Tax Cuts To Rich Do Not!

Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Fastest Way to Create Jobs

Unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. fox news

Unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

Talking to reporters, the House speaker was defending a jobless benefits extension against those who say it gives recipients little incentive to work. By her reasoning, those checks are helping give somebody a job.

"It injects demand into the economy," Pelosi said, arguing that when families have money to spend it keeps the economy churning. "It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name."

Pelosi said the aid has the "double benefit" of helping those who lost their jobs and acting as a "job creator" on the side.

"It's impossible to think of a situation where we would have a country that would say we're not going to have unemployment benefits," Pelosi said.


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OMG Okay, this should be enough for people to recognize: the woman is not merely stupid, she is insane. Saying the more people laid off the more jobs are created is NUTS. “Unemployment insurance is the best way we have to create jobs.” LOL HAHAHA ROFLMAO priceless! Gotta admit, though, it takes hutzpa to say something so outrageously stupid on the record.

Ross Perot was wrong - that giant sucking sound was coming from Nancy Pelosi’s cranium.

The fastest way to create jobs is to cut taxes so businesses can afford to HIRE instead of FIRE. But then you don’t get your corrupt cut out of it them DO you Nancy?

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House, Senate Democrats: No Tax Cut Extension Over $250,000

House GOP Leader John Boehner ripped House Democrats for moving ahead with a vote Thursday just on extending tax cuts for those making $250,000 or less, calling the move "chicken crap."

Boehner argued that Democrats were ignoring the message from voters last month who shifted control of the House of Representatives to Republicans.

Boehner: "I'm trying to catch my breath so I don't refer to this maneuver going on today as chicken crap, alright?" But this is nonsense. Alright? The election was one month ago.
We're 23 months from the next election and the political games have already started, trying to set up the next election. We had an honest conversation at the White House about the challenges that we face to get out of here and to take care of what the American people expect of us. And they roll this vote out today, it really is just what you think I was going to say anyway."


House, Senate Democrats: no tax cut extension over $250,000


Congressional Democrats rammed a bill through the House of Representatives Thursday permanently extending the Bush-era tax cuts only for families making $250,000 a year or less.

It would maintain the current Alternative Minimum Tax limit for two years.

The measure, which passed on a sharply polarized 234-188 vote, would allow the Bush tax cuts to expire after December 31 for the wealthiest Americans. Most Democrats backed the bill, while most Republicans opposed it.

GOP leaders are insisting on an extension of the tax cuts for all Americans. All 42 Senate Republicans publicly vowed Monday to prevent a final vote on any other legislative business in the lame duck session until Congress has "prevented the tax increase that is currently awaiting all American taxpayers."

Barack Obama and top congressional Democrats insist the roughly $700 billion price tag attached to an extension of the tax cuts would be fiscally irresponsible. Republicans contend that a failure to extend all of the cuts would hamper an already sluggish economy.


Pence, DeMint Discuss Taxes


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

It’s pretty refreshing to think that someone in a position of authority in Congress like Boehner has done.

The democrats don’t give a damn what the American people voted for in this last election, and they know we the people spoke out loud and clear.

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Obama Ready To Back Bigger EU Stability Fund-Official

U.S. ready to back bigger EU stability fund-official (US Taxpayers to Bail Out Europe)

US to bailout Europe through IMF

The United States would be ready to support the extension of the European Financial Stability Facility via an extra commitment of money from the International Monetary Fund, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday.

"There are a lot of people talking about that. I think the European Commission has talked about that," said the U.S. official, commenting on enlarging the European stability fund. "It is up to the Europeans. We will certainly support using the IMF in these circumstances."

"There are obviously some severe market problems," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. "In May, it was Greece. This is Ireland and Portugal. If there is contagion that's a huge problem for the global economy."

While reluctant to dictate to Europe how it should address the unfolding debt crisis, the U.S. government is growing increasingly concerned about the global fallout of Europe's debt crisis. A U.S. Treasury envoy has been sent to Europe for talks.

The IMF, whose biggest single shareholder is the United States, has now contributed 250 billion euros or one third of the EFSF financial rescue mechanism.


Bonds sink further on report of U.S aid to Europe

Market Watch

Treasurys sold off further, sending yields higher, after a news report said the U.S. would support an extension of aid to Europe.

Yields on the 10-year Treasury /quotes/comstock/31*!ust10y (UST10Y 2.95, +0.15, +5.47%) were up 13 basis points to 2.93% as prices fell. They had risen 12 basis points earlier. Yields on the two-year note /quotes/comstock/31*!ust2yr (UST2YR 0.52, +0.06, +13.68%) gained 5 basis points to 0.51%. Yields on the 30-year bond gained 8 basis points to 4.20%. Citing an unnamed U.S. official, Reuters reported that the U.S. would be ready to support the extension of the European Financial Stability Facility via an extra commitment of money from the International Monetary Fund. Stocks and oil surged and the dollar added to losses.


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Obama's rape of America continues , he hates our country beyond words and has no conscience or shame.

In another time Americans would be revolting in the streets over this headline. Sadly most will not even know we are doing it.

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Obama, TSA and Homeland Security Now Scanning Passengers At Bus Stations

The New Greyhound: Metal Detectors, Scanners, Pat Downs Introduced at Bus Terminals

The Transportation Administration has now begun deploying temporary, rapid response checkpoints at bus stations in Tampa. Dubbed VIPER for Visual Intermodal Protection and Response, the checkpoints are designed to be put into place in the event a terrorist threat arises in the future.


Report: Homeland Security Compiling TSA Enemies List

The Department of Homeland Security is gathering names and information about anti-Transportation Security Administration activists, members of the media, and other supposed troublemakers for investigation and possible tracking, according to an internal DHS memo cited by security expert and Northeast Intelligence Network Director Douglas Hagmann.

Hagmann’s report, first published last week on the NIN website and in Canada Free Press, is causing widespread condemnation and ridicule of the U.S. regime across the internet. According to the article, Hagmann was contacted by a source within the DHS following publication of a previous article on TSA abuses entitled “Gate Rape of America.”

The secret memo was written “in response to the growing public backlash against enhanced TSA security screening procedures and the agents conducting the screening process,” explained the DHS document’s introductory paragraph. It was issued in the form of an “administrative directive” after high-level meetings between American “security” bosses like Janet Napolitano and TSA overlord John Pistole. And Obama apparently approved.

The memo reportedly labels opponents of the TSA’s heavy-handed groping, naked-body scanners, and other procedures as “domestic extremists.”

Federal bureaucrats are actually instructed to identify and electronically report individuals falling under the “extremist” classification — including “any person, group or alternative media source” opposed to the TSA’s Fourth Amendment violations — to the Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division, the “Extremism and Radicalization” branch of the Office of Intelligence & Analysis section of the DHS. The dragnet also includes anyone who “supports and/or elicits support” for people causing “disruptions.”

“It would appear that the Department of Homeland Security is not only prepared to enforce the enhanced security procedures at airports, but is involved in gathering intelligence about those who don’t. They’re making a list and most certainly will be checking it twice,” wrote Hagmann in the article, entitled "DHS & TSA: Making a list, checking it twice."

“Meanwhile, legitimate threats to our air travel security (and they DO exist) seem [to be] taking a back seat to the larger threat of the multitude of non-criminal American citizens who object to having their Constitutional rights violated,” he added. “As I have written before, it has nothing to do with security and everything to do with control.”

One concern expressed repeatedly is the notion that the TSA, not content to trample on just the Fourth Amendment rights of Americans, is now moving to stifle the right to free speech as well. “The First Amendment is in more serious jeopardy than one might have previously imagined,” noted author Edward Cline, a contributing editor to Family Security Matters.

“Do not cave in to the TSA’s 'conditioning' to make your silence a measure of normalcy,” Cline concluded. “The government’s intention is to inure Americans to living in a state of obedient and submissive servitude.”


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Well it seems we are no longer free to move about our country.

They are not looking for “terrorists”. They are conditioning the sheep and showing the slaves who the master is.

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Dictator Obama To New Gov.'s " Call Us Before You Go To The Media"

Obama, Biden To New Govs: Calls Us Before You Go To Media

HERE is the VIDEO of this statment from Obama and Biden.

Obama and Vice President Biden ask newly elected Governors to call the White House before they "are really mad about something" and go to the media.

"We prefer not to read about it in the press," Obama said.


And this thing about Biden and other cabinet officials wanting to hear from the Governors. Just exactly how many times did Governor Jan Brewer and Governor Rick Perry request meetings with the president only to be snubbed continuously? Anyone remember when Obama traveled to Texas for fundraisers in Dallas and Austin? Rick Perry requested to meet with the President and Obama didn't have 5 minutes to spare for the Governor, Perry ended up handing him a letter where it was given to Valerie Jarrett who was coming off the plane.


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What total jerks!!!!!!!

Obama making a veiled threat. In other words, please do not upset Der Fuhrer.

And most of the new gov.'s are Republicans. Hello Obama the States do not answer to you.

Hey Obama, Go BACK to Hell where you belong.

We have seen how good Obama is at responding to Gov.'s. Thinking back on AZ. Gov, and Bobby Jindal . Jindal has been so ticked about Obama and how he handled things and his lack of response with the oil spill he wrote a book. heh heh I bet it is not one of Obama's favorite's.

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December 02, 2010

Obama HATES America! Obama's Massive Ban On American Offshhore Drilling

Obama administration reimposes offshore oil drilling ban

Because of current U.S. policy, U.S. companies are prohibited from developing oil fields that lie in Cuban waters and come within 50 miles of Florida. However, Cuba is exploring and potentially developing these oil fields, estimated by the U.S. Geological Survey to possess more oil than the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, and Cuba is partnering with China and other countries, such as Spain, France, and Canada.

The Castro Regime will begin drilling off the coast of Florida next year and will go deeper than the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April.

But for US companies nope, no way is this allowed.

The Obama Administration yesterday issued a massive new ban on offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

The Washington Post

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday afternoon that the Obama administration will not allow offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as part of the next five-year drilling plan, reversing two key policy changes President Obama announced in late March.

"We are adjusting our strategy in areas where there are no active leases," Salazar told reporters in a phone call, adding that the administration has decided "not expand to new areas at this time" and instead "focus and expand our critical resources on areas that are currently active" when it comes to oil and gas drilling.

Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, said in a statement, "The Administration is sending a message to America's oil and gas industry: take your capital, technology, and jobs somewhere else."

Rep. Doc Hastings (Wash.), the top Republican on the House Resources Committee, issued a statement Wednesday afternoon accusing the administration of "taking the wrong approach in responding to the BP spill and creating energy and energy jobs in this country. The answer isn't to give up and say, 'America can't figure it out, we'll rely on other countries to produce our energy.' The answer is to find out what went wrong and make effective, timely reforms to ensure that U.S. offshore drilling is the safest in the world."


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There goes whatever recovery was occurring.

"Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday afternoon that the Obama administration will not allow offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts "

Obama administration will not allow will Not allow. Wow. Hmmmm I guess it is officia, he is KING now ( in his mind anyway)

Obama hates this country with a passion that I have never seen before in my life. Obama's motto, “America last.”

I hope Bobby Jindal tears him a new one, publicly.

Congress has created hundreds of government agencies and then put the operation of them under the office of the president. Congress is learning what many have known for a very long time, that if you give power to certain people, they will abuse it.

Let's see, banning offshore drilling, cordoning off Alaska for polar bears, killing coal producing states with Cap and Trade, refusing to build new nuclear and hydroelectric plants, subsidizing the ethanol scam, etc. What is next, John Kerry to wind surf us a new energy policy?

This makes me so angry I cannot even word how I feel properly. The jobs, the economy, the lives effected by this ban and these are AMERICAN jobs, economy and lives.

More Marxist Madness. America the only country in the world that locks up its natural resources.

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"Smart" Grenade Launcher Deployed in Afghanistan

The Pentagon has rolled out prototypes of its first-ever programmable "smart" grenade launcher, a shoulder-fired weapon that uses microchipped ammunition to target and kill the enemy, even when the enemy is hidden behind walls or other cover.

The gun's stats are formidable: it fires 25mm air-bursting shells up to 2,300 feet (700 meters), well past the range of most rifles used by today's soldiers, and programs them to explode at a precise distance, allowing troops to neutralize insurgents hiding behind walls, rocks or trenches or inside buildings.

CNN reported on the weapon almost a year ago, when the Pentagon still had it in tests. Watch this video report from former CNN reporter Rick Sanchez to get an idea of what this weapon can do, both for US forces and for innocent civilians in the immediate area of gunfire:

And now it's being deployed to the Middle East to take out the enemy:


The Academy Award-winning film The Hurt Locker has a particularly memorable scene involving a standoff between an American sharpshooter and an Iraqi insurgent, where both have each other pinned down behind cover. The American sharpshooter wins the standoff — but doesn’t realize it for hours, only moving after it becomes clear that the insurgent died from a well-aimed shot earlier in the day. Imagine the same scene, but with a weapon that can actually find a target behind cover and detonate without air or artillery support, and what that would mean for US forces engaged in urban or guerilla warfare.

Actually, we don’t have to imagine it. The XM-25 has been deployed to Afghanistan, where infantry units call it a “gamechanger“:

It looks and acts like something best left in the hands of Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo,” but this latest dream weapon is real — and the US Army sees it becoming the Taliban’s worst nightmare.

The Pentagon has rolled out prototypes of its first-ever programmable “smart” grenade launcher, a shoulder-fired weapon that uses microchipped ammunition to target and kill the enemy, even when the enemy is hidden behind walls or other cover.

After years of development, the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, about the size of a regular rifle, has now been deployed to US units on the battlefields of Afghanistan, where the Army expects it to be a “game-changer” in its counterinsurgencyoperations.

“For well over a week, it’s been actively on patrols, and in various combat outposts in areas that are hot,” said Lieutenant Colonel Chris Lehner, program manager for the XM25.


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Love our troops getting as many goodies as possible.


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Rocking Obama's World By Caroline B. Glick

Rocking Obama's world


By Caroline B. Glick

Crises are exploding throughout the world. And the leader of the free world is making things worse.

On the Korean peninsula, North Korea just upended eight years of State Department obfuscation by showing a team of US nuclear scientists its collection of thousands of state of the art centrifuges installed in their Yongbyon nuclear reactor.

And just to top off the show, as Stephen Bosworth, US President Barack Obama's point man on North Korea was busily arguing that this revelation is not a crisis, the North fired an unprovoked artillery barrage at South Korea, demonstrating that actually, it is a crisis. But the Obama administration remains unmoved. On Tuesday Defense Secretary Robert Gates thanked his South Korean counterpart Kim Tae-young for showing "restraint." Thursday, Kim resigned in disgrace for that restraint.

The US has spoken strongly of not allowing North Korea's aggression to go unanswered. But in practice, its only answer is to try to tempt North Korea back to feckless multilateral disarmament talks that will go nowhere because China supports North Korean armament. Contrary to what Obama and his advisors claim, China does not share the US's interest in denuclearizing North Korea.

Consequently, Beijing will not lift a finger to achieve that goal.

Then there is Iran. The now inarguable fact that Pyongyang is developing nuclear weapons with enriched uranium makes it all but certain that the hyperactive proliferators in Pyongyang are involved in Iran's uranium based nuclear weapons program. Obviously the North Koreans don't care that the UN Security Council placed sanctions on Iran. And their presumptive role in Iran's nuclear weapons program exposes the idiocy of the concept that these sanctions can block Iran's path to a nuclear arsenal.

Every day as the regimes in Pyongyang and Teheran escalate their aggression and confrontational stances it becomes more and more clear that the only way to neutralize the threats they pose to international security is to overthrow them. At least in the case of Iran, it is also clear that the prospects for regime change have never been better.

Iran's regime is in trouble. Since the fraudulent presidential elections 18 months ago the regime has moved ferociously against its domestic foes. But dissent has only grown. And as popular resentment towards the regime has grown, the likes of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, supreme dictator Ali Khamenei and their Revolutionary Guards have become terrified of their own people. They have imprisoned rappers and outlawed Western music. They have purged their schoolbooks of Persian history. Everything that smacks of anything non-Islamic is viewed as a threat.

Members of the regime are so frightened by the public that this week several members of parliament tried to begin impeachment proceedings against Ahmadinejad. Apparently they hope that ousting him will be sufficient to end the public's call for revolutionary change.

But Khamenei is standing by his man. And the impeachment proceedings have ended as quickly as they began.

The policy implications of all of this are clear. The US should destroy Iran's nuclear installations and help the Iranian people overthrow the regime. But the Obama administration will have none of it.

Earlier this month Gates said "If it's a military solution, as far as I'm concerned, it will bring together a divided nation."

So in his view, the Iranian people who risk death to defy the regime every day, the Iranian people who revile Ahmadinejad as "the chimpanzee," and call for Khamenei's death from their rooftops every evening will rally around the chimp and the dictator if the US or Israel attacks Iran's nuclear installations.

Due to this thinking, as far as the Obama administration is concerned the US should stick to its failed sanctions policy and continue its failed attempts to cut a nuclear deal with the mullahs.

As Michael Ledeen noted last week at Pajamas Media, this boilerplate assertion, backed by no evidence whatsoever is what passes for strategic wisdom in Washington as Iran completes its nuclear project. And this US refusal to understand the policy implications of popular rejection of the regime is what brings State Department wise men and women to the conclusion that the US has no dog in this fight. As State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley told the Wall Street Journal this week, the parliament's bid to impeach Ahmadinejad was nothing more than the product of "rivalries within the Iranian government."

Then there is Lebanon. Since Ahmadinejad's visit last month, it is obvious that Iran is now the ruler of Lebanon and that it exerts its authority over the country through its Hizbullah proxy. Hizbullah's open threats to overthrow Prime Minister Saad Hariri's government if its role in assassinating his father in 2005 is officially acknowledged just make this tragic reality more undeniable. And yet, the Obama administration continues to deny that Iran controls Lebanon.

A month after Ahmadinejad's visit, Obama convinced the lame duck Congress to lift its hold on $100 million in US military assistance to the Hizbullah-dominated Lebanese military. And the US convinced Israel to relinquish the northern half of the border town Rajar to UN forces despite the fact that the UN forces are at Hizbullah's mercy.

In the midst of all these crises, Obama has maintained faith with his two central foreign policy goals: forcing Israel to withdraw to the indefensible 1949 armistice lines and scaling back the US nuclear arsenal with an eye towards unilateral disarmament. That is, as the forces of mayhem and war escalate their threats and aggression, Obama's central goals remain weakening the US's most powerful regional ally in the Middle East and rendering the US incompetent to deter or defeat rapidly proliferating rogue states that are at war with the US and its allies.

Having said that, the truth is that in advancing these goals, Obama is not out of step with his predecessors. George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton both enacted drastic cuts in the US conventional and nonconventional arsenals. Clinton and George W. Bush adopted appeasement policies towards North Korea. Indeed, Pyongyang owes its nuclear arsenal to both presidents' desire to be deceived and do nothing.

Moreover, North Korea's ability to proliferate nuclear weapons to the likes of Iran, Syria and Venezuela owes in large part to then secretary of state Condoleezza Rice's insistence that Israel say nothing about North Korea's nuclear ties to Iran and Syria in the wake of Israel's destruction of the North Korean built and Iranian financed nuclear reactor in Syria in September 2007.

As for Iran, Obama's attempt to appease the regime is little different from his predecessors' policies. The Bush administration refused to confront the fact that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are Iranian proxy wars to a large degree. The Bush administration refused to acknowledge that Syria and Hizbullah are run by Teheran and that the 2006 war against Israel was nothing more than an expansion of the proxy wars Iran is running in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Obama's failed "reset" policy towards Russia is also little different from its predecessors' policies. Bush did nothing but squawk after Russia invaded US ally Georgia. The Clinton administration set the stage for Vladimir Putin's KGB state by squandering the US's massive influence over post-Soviet Russia and allowing Boris Yeltsin and his cronies transform the country into an impoverished kleptocracy.

Finally, Obama's obsession with Israeli land giveaways to the PLO was shared by Clinton and by Bush, particularly after 2006. Rice who compared Israel to the Jim Crow South was arguably as hostile towards Israel as Obama.

So is Obama really worse than everyone else or is he just the latest in a line of US Presidents who have no idea how to run an effective foreign policy?

The short answer is that he is far worse than his predecessors.

A US President's maneuver room in foreign affairs is always very small. The foreign policy establishment in the Washington is entrenched and uniformly opposed to bending to the will of elected leaders. The elites in the State Department and the CIA and their cronies in academia and policy circles in Washington are consistently unmoved as well by reality which as a rule exposes their policies as ruinous.

The president has two ways to shift the ship of state. First he can use his bully pulpit. Second, he can appoint people to key positions in the foreign policy bureaucracy.

Since entering office, Obama has used both these powers to ill effect. He has travelled across the world condemning and apologizing for US world leadership. In so doing he has convinced ally and adversary alike that he is not a credible leader; that no one can depend on US security guarantees during his watch; and that it is possible to attack the US, its allies and interests with impunity.

Obama's call for a nuclear free world combined with his aggressive stance towards Israel's purported nuclear arsenal, his bid to disarm the US nuclear arsenal, and his ineffective response to North Korea's nuclear brinksmanship and Iran's nuclear project have served to convince nations from the Persian Gulf to South America to the Pacific Rim that they should begin developing nuclear weapons. By calling for nuclear disarmament, he has provoked the greatest wave of nuclear armament in history.

Given his own convictions, it is no surprise that all his key foreign policy appointments share his dangerous views. The State Department's Legal Advisor Harold Koh believes the US should subordinate its laws to an abstract and largely unfounded notion of international law. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy believes terrorists become radicalized because they are poor. She is advised by leftist extremist Rosa Brooks. Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to open criminal investigations against CIA operatives who interrogated terrorists and try illegal enemy combatants in civilian trials.

In all these cases and countless others, Obama's senior appointees are implementing policies that are even more radical and dangerous that then the radical and dangerous policies of the Washington policy establishment. Not only are they weakening the US and its allies, they are demoralizing public servants who are dedicated to defending their country by signaling clearly that the Obama administration will leave them high and dry in a crisis.

When a Republican occupies the White House, his foreign policies are routinely criticized and constrained by the liberal media. Radical Democratic presidents like Woodrow Wilson have seen their foreign policies reined in by Republican Congresses.

Given the threats Obama's radical policies are provoking, it can only be hoped that through hearings and other means, the Republicans in the Senate and the House of Representatives will take an active role in curbing his policies. If they are successful, the American people and the international community will owe them a debt of gratitude.


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

Excellent article by Caroline Glick.

So is Obama really worse than everyone else or is he just the latest in a line of US Presidents who have no idea how to run an effective foreign policy?

The short answer is that he is far worse than his predecessors.

The long answer includes his domestic policy and the list of names of domestic enemies that could be mentioned.

Against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:48 AM

Happy Hanukkah!

Wishing you and your loved ones happiness and good health this Hanukkah!

From Chrissie aka Wild Thing and everyone at Theodore's World


Cartoon from Dry Bones. Thank you so much for all your cartoons throughout the year.

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Rush Responds To Job Killer Obama's Drilling Ban In the Gulf

Rush Responds To Drilling Ban In the Gulf: "It's Not Because He Cares About Safety or the Environment, He Hates Oil"

RUSH: This is an outrage, no new drilling in the Gulf while everybody else is drilling everywhere else in the Gulf, we can't?...It's not because he cares about safety, he hates oil. He hates the traditional ways we produce energy in this country, there's no other way to look at this"

He's not gonna triangulate, he's gonna strangulate

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What Soros and gang want, Soros and gang get from Barack "the sock puppet" Obama. This is the most corrupt government in the history of mankind.

The secret service would knock down my door in about 2 minutes if I wrote what I’m thinking.

Winning an election doesn’t give this pig the right to destroy this country!

Barak Obama is the Enemy of the United States and should be tried for treason!

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December 01, 2010

Lt Col Allen West Interviewed About The War, Islam and Obama

“We cannot allow them to come into our country, and proselytize in their mosques, talking about overthrowing our government, our constitutional democracy, saying they want to replace it with Sharia, and then we say, ‘Well, that’s okay. That’s freedom of speech, that’s freedom of religion.’ That’s not – it’s SEDITION.”

"How do you fight against a guy who is willing to die? You grant him his wish. You kill these guys."

"This is the bottom line. We elected a person to be president who has no leadership qualities whatsoever."


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Lt Col Allen West is such a great man. Thank you Sir!!!

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Tells TIME: Hillary Clinton 'Should Resign'

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Tells TIME: Hillary Clinton 'Should Resign'

Time Mag.

Pakistani-Saudi relations were not the only casualty from the Wikileaks release this week. The far left Obama Administration is getting pummeled by the disclosures. And, democratic darling Hillary Clinton is taking a huge hit.

Hillary Clinton, Julian Assange said, “should resign.”

Speaking over Skype from an undisclosed location on Tuesday, the WikiLeaks founder was replying to a question by TIME managing editor Richard Stengel over the diplomatic-cable dump that Assange’s organization loosed on the world this past weekend.

Stengel had said the U.S. Secretary of State was looking like “the fall guy” in the ensuing controversy, and had asked whether her firing or resignation was an outcome that Assange wanted. “I don’t think it would make much of a difference either way,” Assange said. “But she should resign if it can be shown that she was responsible for ordering U.S. diplomatic figures to engage in espionage in the United Nations, in violation of the international covenants to which the U.S. has signed up. Yes, she should resign over that.

Assange spoke about the latest tranche of documents from WikiLeaks in a 36-minute interview with TIME (the full audio will be available soon on He said there would be more:

"We're doing about 80 a day, presently, and that will gradually step up as the other media partners step in." Indeed, every region of the world appears to be bracing for its turn in the WikiLeaks mill. Pakistani officials are almost certain that more revealing documents focusing on their country will come out soon. And the Russian media are anxious to see if future leaks will detail any behind-the-scenes dealings over the August 2008 Russia-Georgia war.

Assange said that all the documents were redacted "carefully." "They are all reviewed, and they're all redacted either by us or by the newspapers concerned," he said. He added that WikiLeaks "formally asked the State Department for assistance with that. That request was formally rejected."

Asked what his "moral calculus" was to justify publishing the leaks and whether he considered what he was doing to be "civil disobedience,"

Assange said, "Not at all. This organization practices civil obedience, that is, we are an organization that tries to make the world more civil and act against abusive organizations that are pushing it in the opposite direction." As for whether WikiLeaks was breaking the law, he said, "We have now in our four-year history, and over 100 legal attacks of various kinds, been victorious in all of those matters." He added, "It's very important to remember the law is not what, not simply what, powerful people would want others to believe it is. The law is not what a general says it is. The law is not what Hillary Clinton says it is."

And the source or sources of all the diplomatic cables? Stengel asked Assange if U.S. Army PFC Bradley Manning, now detained in Quantico, Va., was the sole source of the megaleak.

"We're a source-protection organization," Assange said, "so the last thing we would do is discuss possible sources. However, we do know that ... the FBI, State Department and U.S. Army CID [Criminal Investigation Command] has been going around Boston visiting a number of people there." He referred to "people who have been detained coming back into the United States" with connections to Manning. The U.S. soldier's "mother's home in Wales, in the U.K.," he said, was "visited, or raided, depending on how you want to describe it," by the FBI.

Stengel asked what was coming next from WikiLeaks.

"We don't have targets," said Assange, "other than organizations that use secrecy to conceal unjust behavior ... That's created a general target." A story in Forbes magazine, which interviewed Assange before the latest leak, said that WikiLeaks has a large U.S. financial corporation in its sights. Assange confirmed that. "Yes, the banks are in there. Many different multinational organizations are in the upcoming weeks, but that is a continuation of what we have been doing for the past four years" since WikiLeaks was founded. He added that the volume of material has increased. "The upcoming bank material is 10,000 documents, as opposed to hundreds, which we have gotten in the other cases."


Dick Morris last night on Hannity where he said he believes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was trying to get personal information on foreign diplomats and heads of state so he could “blackmail” them into doing what she wanted them to do.

Morris is basing that contention on WikiLeaks documents that show Clinton was urging State Department employees to try and obtain personal information such as credit card numbers and other personal information on foreign officials.

“It’s how the Communists work. They work on getting negative information on everybody, so that they can blackmail everybody with something.”

Hannity appeared shocked at what Morris said, but Morris responded with: “You’re not getting that (personal information) for a scrapbook, Sean.”


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

OK just a thought.....Hillary was becoming too strong of a “contender” to Obama's 2012 bid, his ratings among dems were dropping and some high percentage wanted an opponent to run against him in the primaries. Could this be some sick part of an effort to take Clinton out of the running for 2012. Does this make any sense? I mean there is so much more involved in all these leaks, it is not only about Hillary. But it is just a thought about the Hillary stuff and why Obama has not been upset about any of this. Only Holder has FINALLY gotten around to even pretending to do something just lately.

Obama trying to remove his primary challenger? Or is she the one Obama will blame all of this on. Just a bunch of thoughts on this.

Hillary! may still take Obama out: rumors about scandals and CIA agents looking at birth certificates worldwide;
Leon Panetta and the pissed off CIA???; Broadway Bank scandal?Selling senate seats? Something is out there and the Clintons are serious at creating body counts. Rahm Emanuel is an old Clintonista too. BUT THIS KILLS HILLARY’S CHANCES AT EVER RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. This is really damaging stuff and I have no doubt that Obama had something to do with it. Foreign countries will be asking for Hillary’s head and Obama will gladly supply it on a platter.

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:50 AM | Comments (4)

Fantastic Rep. Steve King (R-IA) Speaks Out About The Pigford II Settlement


Rep. Steve King (R-IA) will have the leftists howling racism with this speech on the House floor. But, it’s absolutely true. The Pigford II Settlement is pure and complete fraud on the American public.

“We’re not going to pay slavery reparations.”

.."We are not going to pay slavery reparations in the United States Congress. That war’s been fought… There are no reparations for the blood that paid for the sin of slavery, no one’s filing that claim.”

Even after all was said.............

The Pelosi democrats passed Pigford II today. More than 92,000 “black farmers” have signed up for reparations from the Obama USDA after the Pigford case was extended this past year. That’s five times the number of blacks who were actually farming during the time period in question.

And, democrats just approved the legislation.


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

Refreshing to hear a representative of the people actually tell the truth! Bravo and keep up the good work, Mr. King!

Rep. King is absolutely correct; reparations-in-kind to people with a “grievance”, some of whom are not even farmers. This really is an example of the entitlement minded, “look at poor me-me”, “you owe me-me” segment of society taking advantage of the politically correct, out of control federal govt.

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:49 AM | Comments (4)

WikiLeaks: Interpol Issues Wanted Notice for Julian Assange ~ I Hope The Russians Find Him First!

Interpol wanted notice for Julian Assange

Interpol, the international police organisation, has issued a global arrest warrant for WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, as the activist website continued its US diplomatic cables leaks.

WikiLeaks: Interpol issues wanted notice for Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange facing growing legal problems around world

The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is tonight facing growing legal problems around the world, with the US announcing that it was investigating whether he had violated its espionage laws.
Assange's details were also added to Interpol's worldwide wanted list. Dated 30 November, the entry reads: "sex crimes" and says the warrant has been issued by the international public prosecution office in Gothenburg, Sweden. "If you have any information contact your national or local police." It reads: "Wanted: Assange, Julian Paul," and gives his birthplace as Townsville, Australia.

Friends said earlier that Assange was in a buoyant mood, however, despite the palpable fury emanating from Washington over the decision by WikiLeaks to start publishing more than a quarter of a million mainly classified US cables. He was said to be at a secret location somewhere outside London, along with fellow hackers and WikiLeaks enthusiasts.

In contrast to previous WikiLeaks releases, Assange has, on this occasion, kept a relatively low profile. His attempt to give an interview to Sky News via Skype was thwarted today by a faulty internet connection.

But he was able to give an interview to Time magazine in which he called for Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, to resign. "She should resign, if it can be shown that she was responsible for ordering US diplomatic figures to engage in espionage in the United Nations, in violation of the international covenants to which the US has signed up. Yes, she should resign over that," he said.

Assange's reluctance to emerge in public is understandable. It comes amid a rapid narrowing of his options. Several countries are currently either taking – or actively considering – aggressive legal moves against him. This lengthening list includes Sweden, Australia and now the US – but so far as can be made out, not Britain.

The 39-year-old Australian was added to the organisation’s “wanted” list for alleged sex crimes committed in Sweden this year.

He is suspected of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion, after an investigation by Swedish prosecutors into his encounters with two women in Sweden in August.

The US attorney general, Eric Holder, announced yesterday that the justice department and Pentagon are conducting "an active, ongoing criminal investigation" into the latest Assange-facilitated leak under Washington's Espionage Act.

It was not immediately clear whether Holder was referring to Bradley Manning, the dissident US private suspected of being the original source of the leak, or Assange.

The inquiry by US federal authorities is made tricky by Assange's citizenship – he is Australian – and the antediluvian nature of the law's pre-internet-era 1917 statutes.

According to the Washington Post, no charges against anyone from WikiLeaks are imminent. But asked how the US could prosecute Assange, a non-US citizen, Holder struck an ominous note. "Let me be clear. This is not sabre-rattling," he said, vowing to swiftly "close the gaps" in current US legislation.

But Assange's most pressing headache is Sweden. Swedish prosecutors have issued an international and European arrest warrant (EAW) for him in connection with rape allegations, and the warrant has been upheld by a Swedish appeal court.

Assange strongly denies any wrongdoing but admits having unprotected but consensual encounters with two women during a visit to Sweden in August.

Mark Stephens, his London-based lawyer, has described the allegations as "false and without basis", adding that they amount to persecution as part of a cynical smear campaign.

Nonetheless, the Swedes appear determined to force Assange back to Sweden for questioning. Stockholm's director of public prosecutions, Marianne Ny, said last month: "So far, we have not been able to meet with him to accomplish the interrogation."

Assange contests this too. But if he declines to return to Sweden voluntarily, and the UK decides to enforce Sweden's arrest warrant, things may get tricky. Some friends believe Assange's best strategy is not to go to ground but to get on a plane to Sweden and face down his accusers.

Stephens, moreover, says that the Swedish attempts to extradite Assange have no legal force. So far he has not been charged, Stephens says – an essential precondition for a valid European arrest warrant.

Under the EAW scheme, which allows for fast-tracked extradition between EU member states, a warrant must indicate a formal charge in order to be validated, and must be served on the person accused.

"Julian Assange has never been charged by Swedish prosecutors. He is formally wanted as a witness," Stephens told the Guardian today.

"All we have is an English translation of what's being reported in the media. The Swedish authorities have not met their obligations under domestic and European law to communicate the nature of the allegations against him in a language that he understands, and the evidence against him."

Assange's legal team are challenging the warrant in Sweden's supreme court. They are optimistic: a previous appeal was partially successful in limiting the grounds on which the warrant was issued.

Today a spokesman for Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency, which is responsible for validating extradition requests, would not confirm or deny receipt of a European arrest warrant for Assange's extradition.

More promising perhaps is Ecuador, whose leftist government unexpectedly offered him asylum on Monday.

"We are ready to give him residence in Ecuador, with no problems and no conditions," Ecuador's foreign minister, Kintto Lucas, said.

At the very least, Ecuador could offer Assange a new passport. He might need one. Yesterday Australia's attorney general, Robert McClelland, said Australian police were also investigating whether any Australian laws had been broken by the latest WikiLeaks release.

In reality, Assange's predicament may not be as hopeless as it seems. The US would be hard pressed to make charges against him stick, experts suggest.

"There have been so few cases under the Espionage Act, you can put them on one hand," said David Banisar, senior legal counsel for the campaigning group Article 19 and an expert on free speech in the US. "There is the practical problem that most of the information published by WikiLeaks wasn't secret. Then there is the debate about whether the documents were properly classified – there are detailed rules in the US about what can and cannot be classified."


Wild Thing's comment......

I hope the Russians find him first. Our country IMO is weak on bad guys, heck we have one in the White House and much of our government. We have people not paying their taxes for 17 years in power that get a slap on the hand if that, and a man in power that is a total coverup with his birth certificate etc. Traitors abound, treason against our Constitution and so many other things that our country just sighs and then asks who one Anmerican freaking idol. So do NOT trust our government to come down hard on anyone except law abiding citizens. How sad is that!!??

The Mossad or the Russians at least take people OUT, good for them. The Russians don't extradite - they exterminate.

And there are also others involved that we have not been told about, those that are and have been giving this guy all this information.

It just seems llike it should be more intense, like a real man hunt and more news on the Manning jerk what is happening with that POS??!!

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:48 AM | Comments (2)

Courts: Using Another's SSN Not A Crime ~ WTH Is This Country Coming To!


Is using a forged Social Security Number -- but your own name -- to obtain employment or buy a car an identity theft crime? Lately, U.S. courts are saying it's not.

The most recent judicial body to take on the issue, the Colorado Supreme Court, ruled last month that a man who used his real name but someone else's Social Security number to obtain a car loan was not guilty of "criminal impersonation," overturning convictions by lower courts.

That follows a ruling last year by the U.S. Supreme Court that a Mexican man who gave a false SSN to get a job at an Illinois steel plant could not be convicted under federal identity theft laws because he did not knowingly use another person's identifying number. The ruling overturned an opinion by a federal appeals court in St. Louis -- and contradicted earlier findings by circuit courts in the Southeast, upper Midwest and the Gulf states.

It hasn’t been a shutout for identity theft prosecutors, however. In July, an Iowa state appeals court came to the opposite conclusion, affirming a lower court decision that a man who used a California woman's SSN to obtain employment was guilty of breaking that state's identity theft law.

Identity theft can take many forms, but one of the most vexing is so-called "SSN-only" ID theft. In it, an imposter uses a victim's SSN --- sometimes purchased from a broker, sometimes nine digits pulled out of thin air -- to obtain credit or to provide necessary documentation to obtain work. In many cases, SSN "borrowing" is successful and the imposter goes undetected for years.

At the heart of all these cases is a simple question: Does the mere use of an anonymous victim's SSN break identity theft laws?

Mari Frank, a California-based lawyer and identity theft victim advocate, said courts are failing to recognize the real harm caused by imposters, even if imposters are unaware of that harm.

"You can't say there's no victim,” she said. “That Colorado ruling really aggravated me," she said. Courts are mis-applying impersonation laws, and that could really hurt victims. "(The judges) just don't get it."

Immigrant advocates vs. ID theft victim advocates

Many of the recent cases stem from a series of raids conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement service at meat-packing plants in the Midwest during the waning days of the Bush administration. Prosecutors got in the habit of using federal identity theft laws to seek a mandatory two-year felony sentence enhancement for convicted suspects, and used that threat as bargaining tool to push suspects into plea bargains. But the 2009 Supreme Court ruling essentially took that bargaining tool away from prosecutors.

The issue pits immigration rights advocates -- who say that undocumented workers are fundamentally different from identity criminals trying to steal credit -- against identity theft victim advocates, who think tougher imposter laws are needed.

“An immigrant who uses a false Social Security number to get a job doesn’t intend to harm anyone, and it makes no sense to spend our tax dollars to imprison them for two years," Chuck Roth, litigation director at the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago, told the New York Times after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling.

But the Identity Theft Resource Center argues that immigrants who use SSNs to get employment often end up putting the numbers to other uses: obtaining credit cards or car loans that can ultimately be blended in with the victim’s credit, sometimes with disastrous results. The center took particular exception to the Colorado ruling.

"This is a dangerous precedent that has now been established and which could permit abuses of the system designed to protect innocent bystanders from fraud," the center said in a statement. "The Colorado State Supreme Court has implied it is permissible to use an SSN that was not issued to an individual to establish new lines of credit."

The courts' logic

The U.S. Supreme Court decision was unanimous. In it, the justices found that an immigrant using an unknown person's SSN to obtain work authorization did not "knowingly" use information that belonged to another person, as required by the statute.

The suspect in the case, Ignacio Flores-Figueroa, presented a Social Security card with his name but a false SSN -- the number turned out to belong to a minor -- so he could work at steel plant in East Moline, Ill. He was convicted of immigration offenses and aggravated identity theft and given a 75-month jail sentence, including a two-year enhancement for the federal ID theft charge. His success in the Supreme Court reduced his sentence by 24 months. He is still subject to deportation when he finishes serving his time.

Because Flores-Figueroa did not know if the number was real or manufactured, he did not know the number belonged to another person, so could not knowingly have committed identity theft, the court found.(PDF)

“(The suspect) claimed that the government could not prove that he knew that the numbers on the counterfeit documents were numbers assigned to other people,” the court wrote. “The question is whether the statute requires the government to show that the defendant knew that the ‘means of identification’ he or she unlawfully transferred, possessed, or used, in fact, belonged to ‘another person.’ We conclude that it does.” Frank, the advocate for victims of ID theft, finds that logic flawed.

"They're saying ... he didn't have the intent to steal someone's identity because he didn't know if it was or wasn't someone's number," she said. "But even if you make up a 9-digit number you should have reason to know might be someone else's number."

Bought car with fake SSN

In the more recent Colorado case, Felix Montes-Rodriguez applied for a car loan at a dealership using his real name, date of birth and employer, but someone else's Social Security number. He had also used the number to obtain employment. Apparently, Montes-Rodriguez had every intention of paying the loan himself – in other words, he was not intending to steal the car -- but needed the number in order to obtain credit. Lower courts found him guilty of the state's criminal impersonation law, but in a split decision, the state's Supreme Court used similar logic to the U.S. Supreme Court in overturning his conviction.

"In the face of so much accurate identifying information, we cannot conclude that Montes-Rodriguez pretended to be another person in his loan application simply because he supplied a false Social Security number,” the justices wrote. “Hence, we conclude that Montes-Rodriguez did not assume a false identity.”

In a fine parsing of language (PDF), the justices also said that SSNs are not a legal requirement for obtaining a loan -- even though they are required by banks -- and therefore using one in a loan application doesn't represent an illegal act.

The dissenting judges :

"I not only believe the majority misconstrues the criminal impersonation statute and reaches the wrong result in this case; but by slicing, dicing, parsing, distinguishing and generally over-analyzing (over the course of some 30 paragraphs) one short and relatively self-explanatory phrase, the majority manages to exclude from the statutory proscription conduct lying at its very heart," wrote Justice Nathan Coats, on behalf of the minority.

It is unclear how common SSN-only ID theft is, but the issue is one of many byproducts of the millions of undocumented workers at U.S. companies. Employers are required to obtain right-to-work documents from new hires, including evidence of a valid Social Security number. But illegal aliens commonly buy or copy the numbers, which are rarely checked for accuracy. That means they can work using fake or forged SSNs undetected for years. In a typical year, some 7 million to 10 million workers pay taxes using names and numbers that don't match IRS and Social Security Agency data. Many of these are believed to be illegal immigrants, based on sample studies conducted by the Social Security Administration, but there is no additional published information.

Frank says ID theft victims whose numbers are used by illegal immigrants have no way of discovering the compromise -- the information doesn't show up on credit reports or annual Social Security statements. But if immigrants miss a payment or fail to pay taxes, the rightful owner of the SSN often encounters trouble.

That's why she thinks court rulings that diminish punishments against those who use someone else's SSN could endanger victims.

"The SSN is still the keys to the kingdom,” she said. “(The judges) don’t understand that using the SSN itself is tantamount to ID theft. For far too long, the courts and industry have not taken identity theft seriously and here is but another example."


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

You’ve got to be friggin kidding me? Fine, issue all the supreme court’s SSN’s. No names though. Let all the illegals use them.

All the protection in the world for the illegals and the lawbreakers and the fraudsters; none for the rest of us. Tipping point reached and exceeded.

How many of them did Obama use? I heard his Commie mother had a few also.

Goodbye.....NATION OF LAWS!!????

This kind of theft causes incredible problems for the rightful owners. having to spend thousands of dollars, of not being able to get their income tax returns, their lives totally messed up and it taking YEARS to straighten out, if ever.

This is another example of the uselessness of our written laws. Our language has been so compromised and bastardized that words don’t mean anything anymore. When it comes to laws, a judge’s interpretation becomes our law... until another judge’s interpretation. So, here we sit with a ruling that basically says identity theft is not a long as illegals are involved. This is insane!!

If we really do get to the point where there is no longer the 'Rule of Law' in America. .....OMG.

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

Ann Coulter: America Is a Helpless Pitiful Giant Because Democrats Are in White House

Ann Coulter told Hannity last night what will happen to the international criminal Julian Assange for leaking 250,000 US military documents… Nothing.

Because democrats are in the White House.

“America is a helpless, pitiful giant because democrats are in the White House.”

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

“…and Eric Holder treats them like they’re the Black Panthers!” Great line. Sad and true, but a great line.

Ann Coulter is spot on as usual!

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:45 AM | Comments (2)

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters Discusses Holder, Assange & Obama Over WikiLeaks & The Response

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters:

“This is an attack on the United States, on our security. We have the cyber capability to take down Wikileaks, could have done it before the first dump of information, could have destroyed their operating systems. President Obama decided not to do it because President Obama is a gutless wonder who cared more about his left-wing free-cyberspace base than he did about protecting the security of the United States……We have the capability to track cyber crime anywhere in the world, to go after it anywhere, take it on, and we’ve done nothing? And I’ll tell you, people are stewing about this because President Obama has overseen the gravest compromise — the greatest willful compromise because he did nothing — of our national security of any president in my lifetime.”


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

Wikileaks is doing Obama’s work and he doesn’t even need to lift a finger. Tearing down America
is what Obama/Soros is all about.

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:40 AM | Comments (2)