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December 31, 2011

A Must See Video....Rick Perry Answers "gotcha" Question ~ Fantastic!

Here is video of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on the campaign trail where he took what he called a “gotcha” question, and used it to hammer big Government and excessive spending. The question was about “Lawrence v. Texas,” a Supreme Court case where the court struck down anti-sodomy laws in Texas. Perry was not about to get drawn into a debate about the subject, but stayed on topic with his answer.

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

I absolutely love his answer, his passion and I agree with him. This man IS what IMO the Tea Party movement was begging for IMO.

Governor Perry is just the kind of president we need right now. When someone focuses on the vision of the Founding Fathers and what they intended our government structure to be, as Governor Perry does and writes about in his book " Fed Up", you can understand how he is going to lead us well into a stronger future and away from the damage the Obama administration and yes even earlier administrations have injected into our society and lives.It’s time for a change, a REAL change, and the best part about this is that the government structure Perry speaks of and espouses was given to us those Founding Fathers through a loving and blessing God, and it provides the most wonderful system of governing as a people there could ever possibly be on this earth.

I truly believe Rick Perry is now, in this very time of history, the one carrying that message to us once again, and I can think of no better time in our country’s history than NOW to get back to those very things that our country was built on and stands for!

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Best Local News Bloopers of 2011 ~ LMAO


Wild Thing's comment......

Hahhaha these are so funny,

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Awesome Sheriff Joe Arpaio ~ He Is A Hero!

Wild Thing's comment......

I am so glad Sheriff Joe has been fighting back. It is unforgivable what has been happening to him. Here is a man that bottom line simply wants to uphold our immigration laws. He has been sued and attacked by Obama and his admin. , attacked by so many others too as we see in the video above and others that are not in the video.

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December 30, 2011

Iran Rejects U.S. Warning on Strait of Hormuz


Fox News Wendell Goler on the escalating tensions
the video aboveis from FOX and this is from CNN
CNN) -- The U.S. Navy said Iran's threat to block the strategically and economically important Strait of Hormuz is unacceptable.

"The free flow of goods and services through the Strait of Hormuz is vital to regional and global prosperity," Navy 5th Fleet in Bahrain spokeswoman Cmdr. Amy Derrick Frost told reporters on Wednesday.

"Anyone who threatens to disrupt freedom of navigation in an international strait is clearly outside the community of nations; any disruption will not be tolerated."

The 34-mile-wide shipping channel leads in and out of the Persian Gulf between Iran and Oman. It is strategically important because tankers carrying oil travel through it.


Krauthammer: "Iran could be making a huge mistake here...If the bluff is called...The United States Navy will reopen the Straits and it could destroy the Iranian Navy"


Iran Rejects U.S. Warning on Strait of Hormuz

CBS News

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran continued to suggest it may block the Strait of Hormuz in response to greater international pressure over its nuclear program, rejecting a U.S. warning that any attempt to choke off the key oil supply route would not be tolerated.

"The U.S. is not in a position" to affect Iran's decisions, Gen. Hossein Salami, the acting commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard told the semi-official Fars news agency Thursday. "Iran does not ask permission to implement its own defensive strategies."

Iran had previously threatened the close the strait if Washington imposes sanctions targeting Iran's crude exports. On Wednesday, Lt. Rebecca Rebarich, a spokeswoman for the Bahrain-based U.S. 5th Fleet, said the Navy was "always ready to counter malevolent actions to ensure freedom of navigation."

Meanwhile, official IRNA news agency reported an Iranian surveillance plane has recorded video and photographed a U.S. aircraft carrier during Iran's ongoing navy drill near a strategic waterway in the Persian Gulf.

The report did not provide details and it was unclear what information the Iranian military could gleam from such footage. But the announcement is an indication Iran is seeking to cast its navy as having a powerful role in the region's waters.

IRNA quoted Iran's navy chief, Adm. Habibollah Sayyari, as saying the action shows that Iran has "control over the moves by foreign forces" in the area where Tehran is holding a 10-day military exercise.

"An Iranian vessel and surveillance plane have tracked, filmed and photographed a U.S. aircraft carrier as it was entering the Gulf of Oman from the Persian Gulf," Sayyari said.

He added that the "foreign fleet will be warned by Iranian forces if it enters the area of the drill."


Wild Thing's comment......

I have no doubts that the U.S. Navy could handle the situation and wipe out the the Iranian navy in days, if not hours.

But if the Iranians sink just a couple of tankers in the region, the shock-waves will be felt worldwide anyway.

But my biggest doubt is that 0bama would permit the Navy to act decisively, rapidly..

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Now Ron Paul Admits He “Wrote A Certain Portion” Of Racist Newsletters

Now Ron Paul Admits He “Wrote A Certain Portion” Of Racist Newsletters

CALLER: Dr. Paul, how confident were you at the time that the newsletters that bore your name were representative of your views on taxes, on monetary policy, the Second Amendment, the Tenth Amendment, all the things that you hold dear? How confident were you that the newsletter accurately portrayed your views on those things?

PAUL: Well, the newsletters were written, you know, a long time ago. And I wrote a certain portion of them. I would write the economics. So a lot of what you just mentioned . . . his would be material that I would turn in, and it would become part of the letter. But there were many times when I didn’t edit the whole letter, and things got put in. And I didn’t even really become aware of the details of that until many years later when somebody else called and said, you know what was in it? But these were sentences that were put in, a total of eight or ten sentences, and it was bad stuff. It wasn’t a reflection of my views at all. So it got in the letter, I thought it was terrible, it was tragic, you know and I had some responsibility for it, because name went on the letter. But I was not an editor. I’m like a publisher. And if you think of publishers of newspapers, once in a while they get pretty junky stuff in newspapers. And they have to say that this is not the position of that newspaper, and this is certainly the case. But I actually put a type of a newsletter out, it was a freedom report, investment, survival report — every month since 1976. So this is probably ten sentences out of 10,000 pages, for all I know. I think it’s bad that happened but I disavowed all these views, and people who know me best, people of my district, have heard these stories for years and years, and they know they weren’t a reflection of anything I believed in, and it never hurt me politically. Right now, I think it’s the same case, too. People are desperate to find something.

CALLER: But Dr. Paul, many of the newsletters are filled with conspiracies. You had one newsletter from start to finish with fear that the $50 bill, because it was going to be made pink, and it was gonna have all kinds of things that can track us down, so we should all be afraid that maybe tomorrow they’re gonna require us to turn in all of our old money.

PAUL: The paper money now is pink, you know? No, we haven’t had runaway inflation, but I still fear that.

Wild Thing's comment......

Don't you just love how some of the politicans lie and lie and stand by their lie, then if we wait awhile, we hear them say it differently. The left has called this...... the person misspoke. hahaha....amazing.

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Rick Perry The Most Experience In Leadership and The True D.C. Outsider~ America Needs This Man For President

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

Gov. Rick Perry is the D.C. outsider.

ROMNEY (64) – lawyer – Bain Capital – Massachusetts Governor [2003-07] 4 years public office, plus additional 6+ years running; 1994 U.S. Senator [MA] bid – lost; U.S. Presidential bids [2008, 2012]; author

SANTORUM (53) – lawyer [Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. – D.C. and Pittsburgh offices since ’07] – Fox News Contributor - 16 years public office, U.S. House of Representatives, Pennsylvania [1991-95] - U. S. Senator [1995-07] lost bid for 3rd term by largest margin in PA GOP history]; author

BACHMANN (55) – lawyer – Minnesota State Senate [2003-07]; U.S. House of Representatives [MN] [2007- _____] 8 years public office ; political activist; foster parent; 2011 autobiography

GINGRICH (68) – U.S. House of Representatives [GA] - 20 years [Speaker 1995-99] Resigned from U.S. House of Rep after win - Fox News Contributor – adviser - speaker – author

PAUL (76) - U.S. House of Representatives [TX] - 20 years + 6-8 odd years running - Libertarian presidential bid [1988] – GOP presidential bids [2008-2012] -- U.S. Air Force flight surgeon [1963-65/Natl G. 1965-68] – OBGYN; author

PERRY (61) - Texas Governor [2000 - ______] – 26 years public office: TX Lt. Gov [1999-’00]; TX Agriculture Commissioner [1991-99]; TX House of Rep [1985-91] ; Cotton Farmer [8 years]; Captain, U.S. Air Force pilot [1972- 77]; author

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM

December 29, 2011

"Today, We Salute You " Rick Perry Thanks Our Troops ( video)

When I'm president of the United States, all veterans will have a parade to celebrate their service to their country, to show them how much we appreciate them and say thank you for your selfless sacrifice to our men and women in uniform." - Rick Perry

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

NO one can compare to the man Rick Perry. I am so exicted that he is running for President. It will be an honor to vote for him.

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John Bolton Talks About Obama's Foreign Policy and How Horrible Ron Paul Would Be On Foreign Policy

On Iran: "The Iranians see a very weak president in Washington, somebody that they do not believe will use military force against their [nuclear] program"

On Iraq: "This withdrawal of American forces was a catastrophic move by president Obama...It is already having effects inside Iraq, all of them negative from the U.S. perspective. It sends a signal of weakness to Iran"

Bolton also talks about Ron Paul in this interview with Mark Steyn on Fox News

Wild Thing's comment......

Bolton is very firm on how strong he feels about how bad Ron Paul would be as President. HUGE thank you to Bolton for his wisdom.

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Yesterday RINO Mitt Romney Declared the Foundation of ObamaDEATHcare, the Individual Mandate, “conservative"

This was said yesterday but Romney.Mitt Romney is again declaring the foundation of Obamacare, the individual mandate, “conservative.”

Wild Thing's comment......

Romney is ithe answer to the RINO's dream. He even comes with his own RomneyCare that was used as a blueprint for Obamamcare.

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Steve Forbes: Rick Perry Is The Best Candidate

Perry's still the best candidate

Rick Perry has taken some serious punches, but he’s still in the fight and is the best man to lead the country out of its current economic morass, Steve Forbes told the Milford Rotary Club on Wednesday.

Forbes, the chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, who sought the Republican nomination himself in 1996 and 2000, made several stops in New Hampshire on Wednesday stumping for Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Perry is currently campaigning in Iowa in preparation for the caucuses that will be held next Tuesday.

During the Rotary Club lunch, Forbes spoke about Perry’s strengths as governor of Texas, his ability to create a climate that brought jobs into the state while slashing spending and holding the line on taxes.

And Perry’s plans for fixing the country’s current economic crisis are the most reasonable of all the candidates, said Forbes.

Stopping the Federal Reserve from printing massive amounts of money to try and fix problems that can’t be fixed if the dollar becomes weakened in the process is hurting the United States, Forbes said.

“Rick Perry understands the need for a stable dollar,” he said.

Perry’s plan for a 20 percent flat tax, with a few exemptions built in to help average folk, is a much-needed alternative to what Forbes called President Barack Obama’s “Darth Vader” tax policy. The current tax code, all nine million words of it, needs to be killed and a new tax system put in place, said Forbes.

“Rick Perry’s recognized that it’s beyond reform.”

Forbes also said Perry understands the destructive forces of over-regulation are preventing Americans from restoring the economy through innovation.

“Regulation costs the American economy $1.75 trillion a year,” he said. “There’s a lot of entrepreneurial spirit in this country, but it needs the right environment to grow.”

And repealing the so-called “Obamacare” health care reform is necessary in order for the country to find the right solution for out-of-control costs and a broken system.

“This is the most important election since 1980,” said Forbes, and Perry “has proven that he can govern a large state and get things done.”

But Rotarian Dick D’Amato expressed doubt that Perry could lead the nation after stumbling over his own policy proposals during a debate.

“How do you expect this man to be President if he can’t remember the three departments of government he wants to get rid of?” asked D’Amato.

But Forbes responded by saying it wasn’t Perry’s mistakes he looked at, but rather how he handled himself in the aftermath of those mistakes by putting himself out there and taking his lumps.

“What impresses me is what you do after you make a mistake,” he said. “Part of campaigning is that it brings you down to earth. There are going to be days when things don’t go right.”

In an interview following the Rotary luncheon, Forbes said that while Perry has a tough fight ahead of him in Iowa and New Hampshire, the candidate is in it for the long haul and has a chance of turning the tides against Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, his two most serious opponents in the race.

Romney, Forbes said, lacks the policy ideas necessary to make real changes in Washington and is also going to have a difficult time facing off against Obama because the Massachusetts health care policy adopted while he was governor of the Bay State so closely resemble Obamacare.

“It’s hard to go against Obamacare when that plan was based on his plan,” said Forbes.

For Gingrich, while he’s got a strong plan for taxes, the problem is a lack of leadership skills as witnessed by members of Congress who served with him when he was Speaker of the House, said Forbes.

“His executive ability isn’t there,” Forbes said. “He had real problems when he ran the house.”

And though Paul will likely take a solid 15 percent of the vote in the primaries, Forbes said his strong domestic policy ideas are outweighed by the flaws in his foreign policy.

“On foreign policy he’s way off-base and unrealistic in the world we live in,” Forbes said.

Though Perry won’t win Iowa, having a decent showing in the caucuses will help him establish credibility going into the primaries, Forbes said. And though Romney will likely win New Hampshire, Forbes believes there’s plenty of room for Perry to achieve stronger numbers in the coming months.

“Nobody’s going to be able to deliver a knock-out blow in this primary,” Forbes said.

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

I agree, Perry IS the best candidate.

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December 28, 2011

Big Spender Obama to Ask Congress To Approve $1.2 Trillion Increase In Debt Limit By End of This Week

Obama to Ask Congress To Approve $1.2 Trillion Increase In Debt Limit By End of This Week


The White House plans to ask Congress for an increase in the debt limit before the end of the week, according to a senior Treasury Department official.

The debt limit is projected to fall within $100 billion of the current cap by December 30. President Barack Obama is expected to ask for additional borrowing authority to increase the limit by $1.2 trillion.

Under the new budget, Congress can only vote to block the debt-ceiling extension with a disapproval resolution. Lawmakers have 15 days within receiving the request to vote down the debt limit increase.

The debt limit currently stands at $15.194 trillion and would increase to $16.394 trillion with the request.

Wild Thing's comment......

He won't cut anything out, he would never cut out his precious Planned Parenthood because it is a huge baby killer machine. He should be ashamed of himself for his spending and not cutting things American people do not want. But that would mean he had a soul and HE DOES NOT.

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Newt Gingrich Pushing Individual Healthcare MANDATE ~ No thanks Newt!!!

2008 video of Newt Gingrich strongly pushing the need for an individual health care mandate – requiring everyone to buy insurance or post some kind of a bond.

“I think you gotta require that everybody have insurance or post a bond,” he said. To be able to afford insurance and not buy it, he said, is “immoral.”

Wild Thing's comment......

There sure is a lot on Newt I never knew about before. This is why it is so important to vet every candidate.

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December 27, 2011

Nancy Pelosi Slips Quietly into Hawaii Resort; $10,000 a Night Suite and Obama's Hawaii Trip Etimated $4,113,038

While President Obama Arrives in Hawaii Amidst Security and Fanfare, Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Slips Quietly into Big Island Resort

Hawaii Reporter

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, who served as Speaker of the House and is now head of the House minority, is once again spending her Christmas at the exotic Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu in Kona on the island of Hawaii.

Pelosi reportedly plans to spend her Christmas Eve at midnight mass in St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona.

Pelosi spent the last two Christmas holidays in Kona at the same hotel in an elaborate suite that rents for $10,000 a night.

The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai’s details its luxurious setting and amenities on its web site: “Gloriously revitalised, this natural tropical paradise offers more than ever to explore – with a newly expanded Spa, beachfront dining, fashion boutiques and new Deluxe Suites, in addition to Jack Nicklaus signature golf. Set on the Big Island’s exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast, this showpiece resort captures the essence of Hawaiian design, culture and tradition.”

Pelosi has her share of allies in Hawaii, including Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who she defended during his successful campaign for governor in 2010. When Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Mufi Hannemann claimed during the primary that Abercrombie was not effective in Congress, Pelosi issued a statement calling Abercrombie “outstanding, effective and courageous.”

Pelosi has been escorted by local police during her last two holiday visits to Hawaii Island at a cost of $34,000 to local taxpayers.

Obama’s trip to the island of Oahu has proved much pricier to state and federal taxpayers:

- a Hawaii Reporter story published last week, the total cost (based on what is known) for a 17-day round trip vacation to Hawaii for the President and his family and staff and security is an estimated $4,113,038.

-That includes $3,629,622 for separate travel for the president and his family, $151,200 for housing for security, $72,216 for staff to stay in one of Hawaii's most luxurious resorts, the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki, and local police protection and ambulance detail for $260,000.

Wild Thing's comment......

These people have no inner quilt, they could care less. The most corrupt administration and the biggest spenders of our tax dollars.

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Virginia GOP Hand Picks Candidates For Voters ~ Why Are They NOT Checking Signatures Of Romney and Ron Paul ~ Hmmmm Cheat Much??!!

Did the VA GOP change the rules on primary ballot access in November 2011?

by Moe Lane

The VA GOP only certified Mitt Romney and Ron Paul for its primary ballot. Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich both had too many signatures tossed; Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum, and Michele Bachmann didn’t even try. Of the seven candidates, one (Romney) had more than enough signatures (15K) to bypass the verification process entirely. All of this has caused a lot of agitation among Republicans following the primary process, of course; and not just from people who disapprove of what the VA GOP has done. There has been a good deal of defending of the outcome; and one argument heavily used in this defense has been that the campaigns all knew the rules and that previous Republican campaigns were able to get on the ballot, so clearly a competent current Republican campaign should have done so.

One small problem with that: as Winger argues, the rules were allegedly drastically changed. In November of this year.

Winger’s article is too long to reproduce here, so I’ll summarize it: prior to the 2012 elections it was Republican party policy in Virginia to simply deem any candidate that brought in ten thousand raw signatures as having met the primary ballot requirements under Virginian state election law. So, for example, Alan Keyes (a popular negative example for people making the ‘any competent campaign’ argument) apparently did not actually have his petitions checked in 2000 and 2008; absent going back and looking at the paperwork (assuming that it even still exists), there’s no way to tell whether he would have survived the scrutiny of 2012. And that’s true of every other candidate who has appeared on the primary ballot in Virginia. None of them qualify for an apples-to-apples comparison – and this remains true no matter how many signatures were collected. If you know that your signatures will not be checked if you get above 10K, you are simply operating in a fundamentally different environment than one where you know that your signatures will be checked

So what happened? Osborne v. Boyles. On October 24th independent state delegate candidate Michael Osborne filed suit against the Republican party of Virginia (specifically, Fifth District GOP Chairman Brandon Boyles) because of this policy: as the article notes, “the law simply requires that party-affiliated candidates present their petitions to the local party chairman – in this case Boyles – who is responsible for reviewing the petition signatures on their own. It does not dictate how thorough this review must be or give state officials any power to challenge it.” The case is still pending – interestingly, the election that this lawsuit was ostensibly addressing has come and gone – but according to Winger the VA GOP decided in response to bump up from 10K to 15K the threshold for simply deeming the requirements as being met. The complications of it being the day after Christmas makes final confirmation of all of this difficult, but Osborne v. Boyles is an actual case and Richard Winger is one of the go-to guys on the arcane subject of ballot access: what I can check out about this story I have checked out.

As for the implications… well, I think that John Fund’s general comment is correct: this is going to go to the courts. John was not discussing this specific wrinkle, but his larger point that Virginia’s ballot access policies have systemic problems gets a big boost when it turns out that the state party can effectively increase by fifty percent the practical threshold for ballot access – in a day, and in the middle of an existing campaign. The VA GOP still retains ultimate control over who gets on the ballot, of course. But then, they always have – and under the current system they could in fact brazen it out and certify Gingrich and Perry anyway. Of course, that would probably mean another lawsuit anyway; but then, there really isn’t a path out of here that doesn’t involve lawsuits.

But that’s a matter for the courts and the party leadership. On the activist level; as noted above, there has been a certain argument used to defend the VA GOP. It’s an argument that accuses two Presidential campaigns of being ignorant of conditions on the ground… and it turns out that the people using that argument may themselves be guilty of being ignorant of conditions on the ground. If it is true that the Republican party of Virginia decided in November of 2011 to increase the threshold for automatic certification from 10K to 15K, then it is reasonable to suggest that this was a change that unfairly rewarded candidates who had previously run for President in Virginia. Even if you dispute that, if this story checks out then it is still completely unreasonable to compare the Gingrich/Perry campaigns to any historical Presidential campaign in Virginia: if this was 2008 or 2000, they’d both be on the ballot themselves and the subject wouldn’t have even come up. And anyone who still tries to use that argument needs to understand that doing so simply makes them look foolish, instead of the Presidential campaigns that they’re pretty much trying to assault. Put another way… I know that this statement will grate on some people, but here goes: there are some defenders of the VA GOP decision out there who need to start apologizing for their, ah, over-enthusiasm. Whether or not they think that it’s fair, or whether anybody’s apologizing to them, or really anything else.

Because… karma. It’s what’s for dinner


Big Government blog

It has not been reported is that in the only other presidential primaries in which Virginia required 10,000 signatures (2000, 2004, and 2008) the signatures were not checked. Any candidate who submitted at least 10,000 raw signatures was put on the ballot. In 2000, five Republicans qualified: George Bush, John McCain, Alan Keyes, Gary Bauer, and Steve Forbes. In 2004 there was no Republican primary in Virginia. In 2008, seven Republicans qualified: John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, and Alan Keyes.
The only reason the Virginia Republican Party checked the signatures for validity for the current primary is that in October 2011, an independent candidate for the legislature, Michael Osborne, sued the Virginia Republican Party because it did not check petitions for its own members, when they submitted primary petitions. Osborne had no trouble getting the needed 125 valid signatures for his own independent candidacy, but he charged that his Republican opponent’s primary petition had never been checked, and that if it had been, that opponent would not have qualified. The lawsuit, Osborne v Boyles, cl 11-520-00, was filed in Bristol County Circuit Court. It was filed too late to be heard before the election, but is still pending. The effect of the lawsuit was to persuade the Republican Party to start checking petitions. If the Republican Party had not changed that policy, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry would be on the 2012 ballot.

And then there’s this:

The VA GOP published a letter that announced that any candidate who submitted a petition with more than 15,000 signatures would not be checked (’shall be deemed to have met the threshold for qualification and will be certified’).


Wild Thing's comment......

Beyond disgusting. If it is so important to check each signature then it should be the same across the board and not only the certain ones. That alone tells me this stinks.

The VA GOP is matching the kind of cheating we have seen with ACORN, what is next a Mickey Mouse will vote for Romney or Ron Paul and that is ok with them??

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December 26, 2011

Cody Jackson "The One Boy USO" ~ (video)

Wild Thing's comment......

What a precious little boy and very smart too.

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Military Wives in UK Have Music Hit With Their Song ‘Wherever You Are’

The "Military Wives" singing group topped the charts in the UK this year with their smash hit "Wherever You Are."
What a beautiful song and a wonderful story.


This video below is of them singing )Wherever You Are" .........................


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

This is very special.

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December 25, 2011

A Puppy Christmas ~ So cute ( video)

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

Puppies are so adorable, this is a feel good video.

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God Bless America and Merry Christmas



Have a wonderful Christmas!


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Traitor and RINO John McCain Blocks Return Of The Body Of U.S. Naval Hero Master Commandant Richard Somers

Sen. John McCain blocks return of the body of Richard Somers, namesake of Somers Point

Press of Atlantic City


Master Commandant Richard Somers will have to wait a little longer to come home, if it happens at all.

Efforts to repatriate the remains of the city’s namesake and U.S. Naval hero — killed with his crew aboard the USS Intrepid in 1804 in Tripoli Harbor during the First Barbary War — date to the 1840s.

Spurred by this year's political upheaval in Libya, the movement seemed to finally have the congressional backing it needed to order the Department of Defense to take action regarding the return of the bodies of Somers and his men to the U.S.

However, the language in an amendment to the 2012 Defense Authorization bill that ordered the return of the bodies was changed at the last minute in favor of a diluted order for the issue to be further evaluated.

And this was done, supporters of the measure say, at the request of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a former Navy prisoner of war.

“Sen. McCain told our group, told the families, that he had no problem with the amendment, which appeared to have unanimous, bipartisan support in both houses of Congress. Then literally at the last minute, in the cloakroom of the Senate, he stood up and opposed it,” said Michael Caputo, coordinator of the Intrepid Project, which is spearheading the repatriation effort. “We were at the top of the hill. This was the furthest the families had ever come toward repatriation, and then Sen. John McCain, ‘Mr. Veteran,’ sucker-punched us and knocked us back down the hill.”

Caputo said McCain explained that he was “doing this on behalf of the Navy.”

“But our Constitution is set up for Congress to be independent of the executive branch, so he took it upon himself to make this decision,” Caputo said.

The abrupt turnaround was a blow for Somers Point officials, who thought they would soon be celebrating the return of the man the city honors with a Richard Somers Day celebration every year.

“I was in favor of McCain when he ran for president, so I can’t believe he has taken this position,” said Greg Sykora, a member of the city’s Committee to Return Richard Somers. “You would think that of all the people supporting this, he’d be the one waving the flag.”

“Sen. McCain is a Navy guy through and through, so I am not surprised by him sticking by the Navy,” Mayor Jack Glasser said. “But I am hurt and saddened that we were not able to get this done, and do right by those heroes, when it seemed like we were so close to it.”

The Press of Atlantic City contacted McCain’s office in Washington, D.C., for an explanation of his position on the repatriation of the Intrepid crew.

“Sen. McCain continues to evaluate the issue, and looks forward to gaining the input and recommendations of the Secretary of Defense and the Navy,” Brian Rogers, McCain’s communications director, wrote in an email.

Rogers also noted that “the Navy and other key stakeholders have raised significant concerns regarding this issue.” He referred to a 2010 letter from former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead, in which Roughead said the Department of the Navy officially recognizes the Tripoli Protestant Cemetery — where most of the 13 men aboard the Intrepid, including Somers, are believed to be buried in four or five mass graves — as “the final resting place for her crew.”

However, groups such as the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Battle Monuments Commission — which manages America’s overseas cemeteries and memorials, including the American cemetery in Normandy, France — have expressed support for the cause.

Under the new language of the bill, the secretary of defense and the secretary of the Navy have 270 days after the bill is enacted to conduct an evaluation into the feasibility of recovering the remains.

But Caputo said he does not expect the study to have a positive outcome.

“The Department of Defense agencies specifically ordered to conduct this report were the ones that have been an impediment to repatriation for decades,” said Caputo, who said the Libyan government — particularly the Gadhafi family — was willing to assist in the effort. “All of the information they say they are looking for has already been researched for decades. We’ve already given it to them, and Libya offered it to them, but they refused it. A book was even written in Libya on the history of the people buried in that cemetery, but they refused it. So we don’t believe they intend to be honest and forthright in this report.”

Caputo said apparent proof of the “whitewash” was evident when the cemetery was allegedly given a quick makeover prior to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s Dec. 17 visit to Libya.

“We have heard reports out of Libya that there were Americans in that cemetery repairing it and clearing it just prior to his visit. And the cemetery had been renovated so recently that, even as he stood in it, the cement on the walls was still not dry,” Caputo said. “For 207 years, these men have been abandoned and left in squalor, and now they are trying to literally paint the picture that this is an appropriate resting place. It’s not. It’s a Potemkin village, it’s a Hollywood set, made to look like an appropriate resting place.”

“It’s a joke,” said Sykora, referring to other recent pictures that were sent to city officials that showed the cemetery in disrepair. “But the reality is we’re not going to stop. We’re going to continue to work every angle.”

One of the angles Caputo said his organization plans to pursue is contacting Arizona voters.

“We will be communicating with voters there in the next several months to inform them of the conduct of their senator,” Caputo said. “We will communicate with them on how disingenuous he was and how he was the lone opponent to the repatriation of the Navy’s first combat heroes.”

But Caputo admits that time is running short.

“We believe that the window is open for the U.S. government now in Libya that most likely will not be open for long,” he said. “This is not where we want to be right now. But we consider this a punt, and we’re really good at punt returns.”


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

I am so disgusted with John McCain and his daughter as well. The two of them can go jump off a high bridge.

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December 24, 2011

UN Moment Of Silence For North Korean Dictator Kim John Il ~ This is Disgusting!

Wild Thing's comment......

This is so typical of the UN.

One thing, the terrorirts would never attack is the UN, IMO, because it is a place that favors the lowlifes of the world like we see in this video above.

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Wounded Marine Inspires AP Photographer's Search

United States Marine Cpl. Burness Britt reacts after being lifted onto a medevac helicopter from the U.S. Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off," Charlie Company 1-214 Aviation Regiment. Britt was wounded in an IED strike near Sangin, in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan. At the Hunter Holmes Medical Center in Richmond, Va., Britt is facing a long recovery after a large piece of shrapnel cut a major artery on his neck. During his first operation in Afghanistan he suffered a stroke and became partially paralyzed.



United States Marine Cpl. Burness Britt walks on the grounds of the Hunter Holmes Medical Center in Richmond, Va., wearing a helmet protecting his head after part of his skull had been removed. Britt is facing a long recovery after a large piece of shrapnel from an IED in Afghanistan in June 2011 cut a major artery on his neck. During his first operation in Afghanistan he suffered a stroke and became partially paralyzed. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) PART OF A 14-PICTURE PACKAGE BY ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS; ITALY OUT


Wounded Marine inspires AP photographer's search

by AP photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus has covered war and conflict for 20 years. She has received a Pulitzer Prize and the Courage in Journalism award for her work. She has spent considerable time covering the Afghan conflict and spent 2 1/2 weeks in June with the U.S. Army's "Dust Off" Medevac unit in southwest Afghanistan.


Inside the medevac helicopter in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Cpl. Burness Britt bleeds profusely from his neck. He and two other Marines have just been hit by shrapnel, with Britt's injuries the most serious. The medevac crew chief clutches one of Britt's blood-covered hands as he is given oxygen. I take hold of the other.

With my free hand, I lift my camera and take some pictures. I squeeze Britt's hand and he returns the gesture, gripping my palm tighter and tighter until he slips into unconsciousness. His shirt is ripped, but I notice a piece of wheat stuck to it. I pluck it off and tuck it away in the pocket of my body armor.

In my 20 years as a photographer, covering conflicts from Bosnia to Gaza to Iraq to Afghanistan, injured civilians and soldiers have passed through my life many times. None has left a greater impression on me than Britt.

I knew him only for a few minutes in that helicopter, but I believed we would meet again one day, and I hoped to give him that small, special piece of wheat.

As Britt underwent surgeries and painful rehabilitation, I returned to my job with The Associated Press, yet Britt was never far from my mind. I searched for him on the Internet. I called hospitals. I wondered if he remembered me.

It's been just over six months since that day in the wheat field not far from his small combat outpost "Kajaki Dam," named for a mammoth structure the U.S., British and NATO troops have been trying to protect and repair to help produce electricity.

Afghanistan was Britt's first combat deployment and he was in Sangin, a town in Afghanistan's southwest Helmand province that has seen some of the bloodiest fighting. He knew the mission was dangerous.

He was leading a group of 10 Marines through a wheat field when there was an explosion. He doesn't know how far away, maybe a few yards. He was thrown into the air, and landed with a thump in the field, a searing hot pain raging in his neck. He had been hit by a huge piece of shrapnel from a bomb and a major artery was cut. Britt believes the improvised explosive device was hidden and somebody triggered it from a distance, though he can't say for sure.

"My only thought was my wife," he said recently from his hospital bed in Richmond, Virginia, where the 22-year-old Marine has been recuperating and rebuilding his life and health.

His speech comes with a great deal of difficulty these days, and sometimes he is hard to understand. During the many surgeries that followed his injury, he had a major stroke and is partially paralyzed on his right side.

His smile, though, is unchanged. The nurses at the Hunter Holmes Medical Center in Richmond, where we met for the first time since the helicopter ride, call him "Sunshine" because their youngest patient is always joking and in a good mood.

It was his courage and smile I remember so vividly. After he was wounded, he smiled briefly when he reached the helicopter, as if to reassure us he would be OK.

It was June 4. I was embedded with the U.S. Army "Dust Off" medevac unit, a group that moves quickly, with little concern for their own safety. When the call came that Britt had been hit, the description of his wounds let everyone know it was serious. Within five minutes, the unit was at his side.

Marines from the 2nd Battalion 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division rushed out of the nearby bushes carrying Britt. We were quickly airborne.

In the helicopter, the scene was one of quiet courage. No words were spoken, no screams of pain. Blood was everywhere.

Britt was moving his legs, checking to see if they were still there. When he realized they were, he smiled once again. The crew chief, Jennifer Martinez, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, held Britt's hand. Another wounded Marine, Lance Cpl. Joshua Barron, looked at his buddy and cried. I had Britt's other hand in mine.

We left Britt at our small outpost called Camp Edi, where medical staff provided the first round of treatment before transferring him to Camp Bastion. From there, he went to the U.S. Military Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. He was then taken to Bethesda Hospital in Washington and finally to Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center in Richmond.

I traveled to Germany, and then to Switzerland where I am based for AP. I kept the piece of wheat with me, carefully stowed away in a small jewelry box.

My search for Britt started almost as soon as I got back to Geneva. I emailed the Marines and the Army, but all they said was that Britt was still in serious condition.

I got in touch with patients at Walter Reed Hospital, where many of the seriously wounded were taken, but they didn't know Britt.

I searched the Internet for his name for weeks. Then one evening, like so many before, I was on the Web and I thought I would play around with the spelling of his name. I immediately discovered I had his first name wrong. That day in the helicopter, I was told his name was Burmess. It was actually Burness.

When I entered the correct name, I found articles about Britt. His local paper in Georgetown, South Carolina, had done a story on him.

I wrote the newspaper several times but got no reply. Then I called the AP bureau in South Carolina. The news editor there gave me the phone number of Britt's father, Neal.

I thought my perseverance had paid off, but there was another setback — the number was out of order.

I refused to give up. A few weeks later, the news editor found another phone number. This time it rang, but no one picked up. I kept calling, every evening for about a week.

Eventually, I found Britt on Facebook. He accepted my friend request and at last, it looked like I we would finally be able to connect. But when I sent him messages, there was no reply.

I worried that he didn't want to reconnect. Maybe he wanted to forget that day in Helmand and everyone involved.

I soon found out that wasn't the case. His paralysis made it nearly impossible for him to chat over the Internet, but I noticed on his Facebook page that he was at the hospital in Richmond. I tracked down the number with the help of an AP photographer in Richmond and when I called, a nurse answered.

I heard her yell: "Britt, there is a phone call for you from a photographer in Switzerland who was there in Afghanistan when you got picked up."

The next thing I heard was Britt's voice. He sounded relieved that I had found him by phone. The memories of Helmand flooded through my head. I fumbled my words. I wanted to come to Richmond, meet him, interview him, show him the images of that day, give him the wheat sheaf and talk about his recovery. I had so many questions.

He listened and in a gentle, soft voice, he said: "Yes, ma'am, I would like to see you. Come."

When we finally met Dec. 13 at the hospital, I saw him in the distance. He walked with difficulty, trying to control his right arm and leg. He was wearing a plastic helmet to protect his head where part of the skull had been removed. His brain had swollen to nearly twice its size because of his injuries and doctors had to open the skull to relieve the pressure.

His helmet had a camouflage cover on it emblazoned with the 3rd Marine Division emblem on its side.

He saw me and that warm smile crossed his face again. He hugged me. Like that day in the helicopter when I held his hand, it seemed he did not want to let go. He kept repeating: "Oh man, it is so good to see you."

In his room, his dark brown eyes sparkled and he tried to tell jokes. He explained what he had been through since we had last seen each other.

Doctors put him into a coma for a month and when he woke up, he was he was at the hospital in Virginia.

He had just started to regain his speech, working his way back from months of "thumbs up, thumbs down conversation," says his 22-year-old wife, Jessica.

He will undergo more surgeries next year to rebuild his skull.

Sitting on his bed, he looked at me and asked: "Did you bring some pictures with you?" He wanted to see those moments in the helicopter.

He studied each photo. When he looked up, he had tears in his eyes. "Thank you so much," he said.

I pointed to one of the pictures with the piece of wheat. I told him I had brought it with me. He couldn't believe it.

We reminisced about Afghanistan. He talked about his Marine buddies, those he had served with and friends who were seriously injured or killed.

He lifted his left arm to his chest, where he has a Marine Corps tattoo.

"The love for the Marines is deep in my heart, they are my family," he said. "I want to return immediately back to Afghanistan to help them keep fighting."

I left the piece of wheat with Britt. He said it was his new lucky charm.


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

Marine Cpl. Burness Britt thank you for your heart and pasion of love for our country and for your service. We will never ever forget the sacrifices you have made along with all that have served and serve today.

You will be in our thoughts and prayers along with our gratitude.

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Merry Christmas To Each One of You



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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December 23, 2011

Violence in Iraq Only Days after Obama’s Troop Pullout of U.S. Combat Forces; At Least 63 Dead, Hundreds Wounded (video)

Violence in Iraq Only Days after Obama’s Troop Pullout of U.S. Combat Forces; At Least 63 Dead, Hundreds Wounded

A wave of deadly attacks took place today across Baghdad, killing at least 63 people, and wounding 185 more. The bombings appear to have been planned to coincide with the pullout of all U.S. Combat Forces:

Blasts Rock Baghdad as Political Crisis in Iraq Deepens


A series of explosions ripped through Iraq’s capital on Thursday, an ominous turn for a country reeling from a deepening political and sectarian crisis that erupted after the departure of the United States military. It was Baghdad’s deadliest day in more than a year.

The attacks began at 6:30 a.m. and transformed the morning commute into a bloodbath. Car bombs and improvised explosives destroyed schools, markets and apartments. An ambulance packed with explosives incinerated a government office. At least 63 people were killed and 185 wounded.

On Thursday night, four more blasts shook Baghdad, killing three more people.

There were fears that the precipitous withdrawal of American troops might lead to instability in Iraq, but the speed with which conditions have deteriorated has alarmed Western officials. Until Thursday, however, the bitter fighting between Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, a Shiite, and his foes in Parliament had not been accompanied by a rise in violence.

American officials were scrambling to defuse what has become an embarrassing and potentially destabilizing standoff. The American ambassador rushed back to Baghdad after leaving before the holidays, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke on Thursday with Iraq’s president, Jalal Talabani, urging a dialogue to resolve the crisis. David H. Petraeus, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the former military commander in Iraq, arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday.

Wild Thing's comment......

The Muslims there that appreciated our troops and kept thanking Bush wanted out troops to stay. The other Muslims could hardly wait for our troops to get out. How long till we hear of Iran doing things with Iraq.

WW2: Bomb the city, all of it
Today: “Can we please have permission to attack an IED factory that is next door to a mosque?” NO!

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Since Obama Has Rated Himself the 4th Best President Ever ~ check out this new AD ( video)

It uses Obama’s own words against him, where he recently decreed himself to be essentially the fourth best President in the history of the United States in terms of his accomplishments.

Wild Thing's comment......

America is waiting for the beginning of the end of this administration!!

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Rick Perry Wears Bracelet Honoring Deceased Iowa SEAL

Des Moines Register

On the road to Ottumwa, Ia. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who kicked off an Iowa bus tour last week alongside a Marine veteran from his state, paid tribute to a deceased Iowan and Navy Seal during a stop here this morning.

The mention came during a string of slams on the federal government that has become common for Perry.

“Our Constitution clearly enumerates some powers for the federal government, and one of them is a standing military. And God bless ‘em, we get that right,” he said.

Then Perry paused, pulling up one of his sleeves to reveal a bracelet that reads: KIA 8-6-11 Remember J. T.

In a moment that veered from his standard stump speech, Perry seemed to struggle for words:

“I wear a – I wear a little band, matter of fact one of your Iowans, who was killed on the sixth day of August this last year, who was one of those Navy SEALS that went down in a helicopter, Jon Tumilson, to remind me about my duty to make sure those young men and women have the support they need as they serve on active duty.”

Tumilson, a Rockford native, was one of 30 Americans killed last summer under attack from enemy forces in Afghanistan. His funeral in Rockford became well-known when moving images of his dog lying on the floor near Tumilson’s coffin went viral.

Perry met with Tumilson’s parents when they rode on his bus for a stretch last Sunday in Charles City. That’s when he received the bracelet, Perry’s campaign said.

Perry faced a firestorm of criticism for a recent television ad in which he questions gays serving openly in the military. Daniel Moran, the Marine Captain from Texas who toured with Perry last week, said that Perry holds a deep respect for service members, often making personal calls to his state’s veterans.

“A lot of people don’t realize,” he said. “He doesn’t advertise it. And I admire that.”

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

There is such a great feeling if we had a Veteran that supported our troops and other Veterans as President. I pray that happens and that it will be Rick Perry in the WH and CIC.

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Romney Says He Will NOT Release His Tax Returns If He Wins Republican Nomination for President

Romney says he won’t release tax returns

The Hill

Mitt Romney said he will not release his tax returns if he wins the Republican nomination for president, a rare move for a candidate.

When asked if he would, Romney, in an unaired segment of an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, said that he doesn’t “intend to” release the returns.

“I doubt it. I will provide all the financial info, which is an extraordinary pile of documents which show investments and so forth,” he said, according to video provided by NBC.

When Todd pointed out that Romney had asked Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) to release his returns during their 1994 race, Romney reiterated his remarks.

“Never say never but I don’t intend to do so,” he said.

President Obama’s campaign blasted Romney’s statement.

“By declaring that, if nominated, he would not release his income tax returns, Mitt Romney is defying a practice to which every party nominee, Republican and Democrat, has adhered for decades,” said Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt. “Even his father, George Romney, disclosed his tax returns when he ran for president in 1968. Why does Gov. Romney feel like he can play by a different set of rules? What is it that he doesn’t want the American people to see?”

Nearly every presidential candidate in modern history has released his or her tax returns.

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

Good grief, we have had enough of this now in the WH, Obama acting like a KING and above everyone else. And now to hear this BS from Romney? sheesh

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December 22, 2011

A GREAT Jib Jab Video....Republican Presidential Candidates Wishing A Merry Christmas

Have fun watching the Republican Presidential Candidates wishing you a Merry Christmas as they sing "Rocking around the Christmas Tree". Laugh and enjoy this animated performance as we take a break from the critical decisions of choosing our next President.

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

I LOVE this....This is so cute.. the only candidate not in it is Huntsman. Maybe they asked him if it was ok and he said no thank you or something.

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Mitt Romney Wants His Logo Pro-Romney “Happy Holidays” Tags on Your Gifts this Year - NO Merry Christmas on Tags

The Washington Examiner

Mitt Romney Wants You to Put Pro-Romney “Happy Holidays” Tags on Your Gifts this Year - No Merry Christmas on Tags

The Romney campaign just released a new tag making kit to brand every Christmas present with the Romney for president logo.

"Personalize your gifts and show your support with Romney holiday gift tags!" reads the campaign announcement, "Just download the PDF, print the page, and follow the simple instructions. And don't forget to share these with your friends and loved ones."

But maybe we shouldn't call them Christmas presents. Each Romney branded tag reads "Happy Holidays" instead of Merry Christmas. . .

Wild Thing's comment......

You know these years with Obama and how he has treated the National Day of Prayer and Christmas and Easter and all the Christian holidiays vs. how he has treated the Muslim holidays...I really have had enough of this.

Romney IMO has made a big mistake with these stupid tags. Either do it right or forget it. This is disgusting!!

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American Story Beautiful Anita and Rick Perry (video)

Perry’s Wife Heads Up New Campaign Ad

Mrs. Perry: “It’s an old-fashioned American story. I married my high school sweetheart, but first I had to wait as he volunteered for the Air Force and flew planes all over the world.”

“I’m Anita Perry. When Rick’s tour of duty as a captain in the Air Force ended, he returned home to farm with his dad and asked me to marry him.”

“We grew up in small towns, raised with Christian values — values we still believe in. And we know Washington, D.C., could use some of that.”

Gov. Perry: “I’m Rick Perry, and I really approve this message.”

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

Love this ad and what a great couple they are. I love the way Rick comes into the video.

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Gov. Rick Perry: Fannie and Freedie and Bonnie and Clyde

National Journal


Continuing to rail against the ways of Washington, Texas Gov. Rick Perry labeled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac the “modern-day Bonnie and Clyde,” a reference to the famous outlaw couple who traveled the United States during the Great Depression.

“They’re stealing from the people,” Perry told a standing-room-only crowd of at least 150 at the Button Factory restaurant. His criticism of the quasi-governmental mortgage lenders also served to remind voters of rival candidate Newt Gingrich’s association with Freddie Mac, which paid the former House speaker $1.6 million for what Gingrich has described as consulting services.

Conducting a two-week bus tour leading up to the Jan. 3 GOP caucuses in Iowa, Perry got his best reception to date from the crowd, which applauded loudly at his calls for constitutional amendments to mandate a balanced budget and a part-time Congress. They were especially enthusiastic when he talked about his religious faith.

“I’m not afraid to admit I’m a Christian,” Perry said, and joked that he prays to be a better presidential candidate. “I prayed right before I walked over here that I wouldn’t make any mistakes that my friends in the media would be able to put on television,” he quipped, grinning at the journalists assembled in the back of the room. “I pray a lot because I’m prone to make a lot of mistakes.”

For the second consecutive day, Perry was joined by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who led the event with a succinct and forceful review of Perry’s jobs record and policy proposals.

“I think Rick Perry is the right man to put in the White House to get our country back on track,” said Jindal, who was Perry’s first high-profile endorsement. Jindal has warned audiences that the country can’t afford any more “on-the-job training” with President Obama. Perry focused his remarks on criticizing Obama rather than his fellow candidates.

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

He is getting a great response in Iowa.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

December 21, 2011

Obama Cuts National Guard at Border to Less Than 300 ~ Shame On You That Voted For Him!

Obama Cuts National Guard at Border to Less Than 300

From 1,200 to less than 300. From boots on the ground to "boots in the air" and these troops will only remain until the end of 2012

The Obama administration will keep a reduced contingent of National Guard troops working along the Mexican border for the next year, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Starting in January, the force of 1,200 National Guard troops at the border will be reduced to fewer than 300 at a cost of about $60 million, said Paul Stockton, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense.

The remaining troops will shift their focus from patrolling the border on the ground looking for illegal immigrants and smugglers to aerial surveillance missions using military helicopters and airplanes equipped with high-tech radar and other gear. Exactly where those troops will fly or how many aircraft will be used has not been decided, he said.

"We are basically going from boots on the ground to boots in the air," said David Aguilar, deputy commissioner for Customs and Border Protection.

Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher said his agency is working on identifying the "areas of greatest concern" along the border — areas that include Arizona and South Texas — and will station troops and aircraft accordingly.

Wild Thing's comment......

Keep working hard Obama to get more of our Border agents killed, more farmers and ranchers killed. You just might meet your goal Obama you freak America hater !

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Plans for Obama-Sanctioned Taliban ( terrorists) Embassy in Qatar Moves Ahead on Schedule

Full-Speed Ahead for Obama-Sanctioned ‘Taliban Embassy’ in Qatar

The Taliban must be part of any resolution to the Afghanistan conflict, Qatar’s premier said on Saturday after Kabul recalled its ambassador to the Gulf state in protest at being left out of talks over the opening of a Taliban office there. “A solution in Afghanistan requires the participation of the Taliban in a way that must be decided by the Afghans,” Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani said on the sidelines of an Arab League meeting on the Syria crisis. “That requires talking to them,” he added, without being drawn on precisely why Afghanistan recalled its ambassador on Wednesday. A high-ranking Afghan official has said that while Kabul approved of the move, it was withdrawing its envoy in protest at not being consulted.

Afghanistan “has had brotherly relations with the government of Qatar, which it thanks for its cooperation on the reconstruction of Afghanistan,” the foreign ministry said.

“But regarding recent developments in Afghanistan and in the region, including Afghanistan’s relations with Qatar, the Afghan government has decided to recall its ambassador Khaled Ahmad Zekerya from Doha for the purpose of some consultations.”

An office of the self-styled Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan would be the first internationally recognised representation for the Taliban since it was ousted from power by the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

Washington ( Obama ) has endorsed plans for the Islamist network to open political headquarters in the gulf state of Qatar by the end of the year. The move has been devised so the West can begin formal peace talks with the Taliban.

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

Think about this, earlier this year Obama said he believed that the Taliban was really a “political organization” rather than a terrorist group. He said we should be negotiating with them rather than trying to kill them.

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Nat King Cole - "This Christmas Song" ( music video)

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Out Of The Closet RINO Ann Coulter: I Would Prefer Ron Paul as President to Newt Gingrich

'I am thrilled that Ron Paul is catching up to Newt in Iowa'

Wild Thing's comment......

The other day she insulted tea partiers by claiming the tea party would prefer a candidate who would call Obama a Kenyan.

I am NO fan of Newt, but what Ann is doing and saying will do more harm to the election then anything I could ever do in a post. And Ron Paul will probably use her quotes in his ads.

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December 20, 2011

Angels We Have Heard on High - Andrea Bocelli ( music video )

This is "Angels We Have Heard on High" with choir and orchestra.

Wild Thing's commment......

From now till Christmas I will post some music each day. I love this time of year it is my favorite. Thank you all for all you do and your input each day, it mean so very much to me.


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Idiot Joe Biden: The Taliban are not our enemy

Biden: 'The Taliban Per Se Is Not Our Enemy'

Weekly Standard

In an interview with Leslie Gelb in Newsweek, Vice President Joe Biden says:

Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens U.S. interests. If, in fact, the Taliban is able to collapse the existing government, which is cooperating with us in keeping the bad guys from being able to do damage to us, then that becomes a problem for us.


ABC's Jake Tapper Presses WH Press Sec. Carney On Biden’s ‘Taliban Is Not Our Enemy’ Remark


Wild Thing's comment......

Can you imagine being over in Afghanistan and hearing that the VP of the country you are serving says crap like this??? sheesh!

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:52 AM | Comments (3)

Republican House Freshmen: ‘Harry Reid Is Holding The Jobs Agenda Hostage, It’s Time To Grow Up’

During a speech urging the Senate to pass a year long extension of the pay roll tax cut, Freshman Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), said that Harry Reid (D-NV) is holding the Jobs Agenda hostage and that it’s time to grow up, be adults and to get ‘this’ done.

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and several of his freshman colleagues (Reps. West, Lankford, Gardner, Womack, Nugent, Farenthold, Reed, Buerkle and Heck) called on the Senate to pass a full year extension of the payroll tax cuts.

Wild Thing's comment......

Thank you GOP freshmen!!! If Harry Reid had one ounce of respect even for himself he should be ashamed of what he has been doing. But that would mean he was not Harry Reid. Why on earth they keep voting him in is beyond me.

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Presidential Candidate Gov. Rick Perry ...The Best Choice and Here is Why

From Red State Blog

Don’t Settle: Rick Perry for President.
The Right Choice
Not a site endorsement; this is the view of the undersigned RedState Contributors

If this website has a purpose – if any conservative website or publication has a purpose – it must begin with electing conservatives to significant public offices. We have the chance to nominate a conservative for president and win the White House in 2012. We can fumble that chance away by settling for a nominee we can’t trust to pursue conservative policies in office, or we can make a stand for the best, most conservative potential president in the field. That’s Rick Perry, and we enthusiastically endorse him to be the 45th President of the United States.

2012 is a year of enormous opportunity for conservatives. The sitting president is deeply unpopular and discredited, the economy is mired in the doldrums, and the public’s trust in Washington and its traditional ways is at an all-time low. Tea Party-backed conservative successes in 2010 show that the public is willing to embrace candidates who dissent from the bipartisan consensus – a consensus that gives us an ever-growing federal government in general and too much federal interference and favoritism in the economy in particular. President Obama’s deep unpopularity with independents, together with the growth of left-wing populist protest movements, shows that dissatisfaction with the status quo reaches far beyond the conservative base. But the failure of some Tea Party conservatives in 2010 is also a reminder that to win, we need candidates who are serious, experienced, and battle-tested. That’s Rick Perry.

The Most Conservative Candidate

Perry is the most reliable conservative in the race. He has made his share of missteps over 25 years in public life, as have all the candidates, but when you think seriously about which of the major candidates would govern in the most consistently conservative fashion, the answer is obvious. Perry hasn’t zigzagged or flip-flopped his way through his career, and he’s not overtaken by a new enthusiasm every week. Neither flights of fancy nor bipartisan consensus for its own sake are in his nature. His long record in office, and his base of support, place him well to the right of Mitt Romney and – on the great issues of the day – to the right of Newt Gingrich as well. Judging the men just by their records, Perry can be counted on to govern to the right of either.

A brief summary of examples of Perry’s lengthy record tells the story of his conservatism:

-67 tax cuts for a total taxpayer savings of $14 billion.

-Fewer government employees per capita than when he took office.

-Perry has consistently scored a solid “B” rating from the Cato Institute on spending.

-Persistent action (not just words) on pro-life issues, ranging from breaking roadblocks to a parental notification law in 1999 to a groundbreaking defunding of Planned Parenthood in 2011.

-The Club for Growth: “Pro-growth conservatives looking for a champion on the issue of tort reform will be hard pressed to find a candidate with a better record than Governor Perry.”

The single biggest issue on which Perry has taken heat from the right is immigration. But there, too, Perry has been on the front lines. Perry is easily the most pro-border security Governor in U.S. history, having spent more than $400 million Texas taxpayer dollars since 2005 to do one of the few duties the Federal Government is obligated to do. Immigration is not the central issue of this election – jobs and the size of government are far more important – but Perry is comfortably in the center of the Republican Party on immigration, and he has consistently shown that he will take seriously the foundational task of securing the border first.

The Best Potential President

Perry is well-prepared by experience and temperament to take on the presidency. He’s the longest-serving Governor in the history of the nation’s second-largest state. He’s a calm, steady hand at the helm, with strong Christian faith and a stable family. He’s come up from humble, rural roots, served his country overseas in the Air Force, and made a living in the private sector as a rancher and cotton farmer. Perry is studious and deliberate in making decisions, and resolute without being unduly stubborn in carrying them out; when he’s erred, as with the Gardasil controversy, he’s backed down, but when he’s right he sticks to his guns. He’s been tested by crises in office, including Hurricane Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Ike in 2008 (as well as the 300,000 refugees sent into Texas by Hurricane Katrina) and 2011′s wildfires. And he’ll appoint conservatives aplenty to his administration: a look at who he will owe his nomination to, if he pulls this out, tells us that. Armed with conservative convictions and surrounded by solid conservative advisors, Perry has the necessary experience and temperament to get the job done.

The one knock on Perry is that his poor debate performances and periodic campaign trail gaffes will open him to the same vulnerabilities in office as President Bush: an inability to respond to criticism or explain his own policies. That’s a fair concern, but it should not be overstated. First, Perry’s reputation in Texas is very different from Bush’s. Bush was all about bipartisan bonhomie; Perry has left the state littered with the political corpses of people who stood in his way. Remember Jim Hightower, the left-wing talker who coined the phrase “the only things in the middle of the road are yellow lines and dead armadillos”? Perry ended his political career 21 years ago. Maybe Perry’s not Demosthenes, but he knows how build a team that gets his message out and go after his foes.

Second, debating skill takes on outsize importance in the primaries, when candidates have to stand out on a stage crowded with 7 or 8 people who all agree with each other 80-90% of the time. All Rick Perry needs to do is step onstage and everyone will know how he’s different from Barack Obama.

Third, the main job of the president is making decisions, not talking, and Alex Kaufmann makes a great point regarding how guys like Perry get things done:

Until yesterday, I wasn’t completely sure why I liked Rick Perry so much. I have a list of reasons, but none of them really got to the root of why I like him.

Yesterday the reason finally dawned on me. I watched this wonderful 11-minute video from Ben Howe entitled “The Rick Perry I Know”…

… and I had a revelation: Rick Perry is just like my Dad.

…Like my Dad, Rick sees the population of the world in three categories: Innocent people, and the good guys, who protect them from the bad guys. This sort of man has a profound and selfless love for the first group; a great admiration and willingness to work with the second; and if you’re the third group… God help you. A few people fall into the category of “I haven’t figured you out yet“, and are treated skeptically but fairly. This might be a simplistic worldview, but it’s an admirable and pragmatic one which has served our species well for a very long time.

Perry Can Win

Some will complain that Perry does not appear electable right now. But he can still win the nomination; this has been a wildly unpredictable primary season, and it’s not over yet. Romney can still be defeated – there remain 75-80% of GOP primary voters who have been listening to Romney for five years and still are not sold on him as the nominee. Gingrich can still collapse – he carries enormous political baggage of every imaginable kind, and lacks Perry’s organization. The other candidates (Huntsman, Paul, Bachmann and Santorum) could still enjoy a surge in an early state, but lack the organization or broad base of support to advance to the top tier. If one of the two current front-runners crumbles, Perry is best-positioned to make this a two-man race that could last through June, like the Obama-Hillary slugfest of 2008.

And after Iowa and New Hampshire, the terrain shifts to turf that more naturally favors a Perry revival. The remaining two January primaries are in South Carolina and Florida. Arizona is one of just two primaries (in addition to several caucuses) in February. And if he ends up in a two-man race with Romney, 10 of the 23 states that vote in March – controlling 60% of the delegates selected that month – are likely to be distinctly friendlier territory for Perry than Romney: Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Louisiana. Perry should easily have the money to carry the fight through these states and take the lead in the race, if he can make his case.

Yes, Perry has fallen back in the pack. But he is not to be written off lightly: he’s won more statewide elections than the rest of the GOP field put together, and has never lost one. Sure, Texas is a Republican state – but it wasn’t when Perry started running for office, and he’s part of the reason that changed.

As for the general election, there is no reason to believe that either Romney or Gingrich would be a significantly stronger general election candidate. Both have multiple major vulnerabilities. In Romney’s case, he’s won one election in 17 years of running for office, he’s transparently insincere and has flip-flopped on nearly every issue you could name. His signature achievement is Romneycare, a bill that drew Ted Kennedy’s approval and set the stage for Obamacare. Truthfully, the campaigns have only scratched the surface of his vulnerabilities arising from his wealth and business practices, something that will not be so easily looked over by the Obama campaign. In Gingrich’s case, he’s never held executive office or won a statewide election. He was – not so long ago – perhaps the most unpopular politician in living memory, and his marital and other problems are likely to dog him throughout the election. Are both men miles better than Obama? Yes. Could both win? Yes, against this president in this year. But both have such severe electoral vulnerabilities that preferring either to Perry solely on grounds that they’d run better in a general election is a fool’s errand.

The Jobs Governor For A Jobs Election

Perry’s greatest asset is that he has a tremendous story to tell about the success of the Texas economy. When it comes to the Texas economy, it is important to start with what Governor Perry has not done. He has not micro-managed the Texan economy with a heavy hand. During his ten years in office, Gov. Perry has instead encouraged and protected the pro-growth and small-government policies and attitudes that are widely considered to have caused the record boom in the state’s population, not to mention a remarkably quick recovery from the recession that the rest of of the country seems to be still mired in. The Texas state budget is projected to have a surplus next year, thanks largely to increased sales tax and energy revenue (Texas has no state income tax); and has largely gotten back the jobs lost in the recession. Whether or not you credit the governor for the situation, consider this: Rick Perry’s political experience has been in an arena where not interfering in the economy for the sake of interfering has been shown to work. This is a valuable trait all in its own.

And the Texas jobs record is impressive, swimming upstream against a nation where Washington has hemorrhaged money on shovel-ready rhetoric while the economy burns. Two graphs from Will Franklin tell the story more eloquently than words:

In Texas, Rick Perry’s style of governance has gotten the jobs done. Conservatism is about what works. Texas, under Rick Perry, works. We owe America the chance to do the same. Rick Perry for President.


Aaron Gardner
Ben Howe
Brad Jackson
Moe Lane
Steve Maley
Dan McLaughlin
Neil Stevens
Russ Vought
Lori Ziganto


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

I know this is long but is is excellent!

I am extremely disappointed in most of the blogs that have said in the past they are conservative and yet they are either pushing for Mitt or Newt. Disgusting! After all the compalining about Obama and then to have a person like Rick Perry right in front of them as a candidate and react like he hardly exists.

These good people at Red State have shown they are NOT a bunch of phony conservatives, but the real thing.

Thank you to Red State and there many great write ups about Rick Perry.

If you get a chance I recomoment watching the video, he answers questions about his Father and his service to our country and so many things. It is a marvelous interview.

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December 19, 2011

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Ukes perform Ennio Morricone's classic....... "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."

This is fantastic. Turn it up nice and loud and enjoy.
Love when the guy whistles in it too.......!!

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Eric Holder Says He and Obama Are Being Picked On Because: "the fact that we’re both African-American" ~ LOL what a liar he is


For nearly three years, Republicans have attacked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on national security and civil rights issues. For months, they have criticized him over a gun-trafficking investigation gone awry, with dozens of leaders calling for his resignation. Last week, more than 75 members of Congress co-sponsored a House resolution expressing “no confidence” in his leadership. [...]

In the interview, Mr. Holder offered a glimpse of how he viewed the criticism. He said he thought some critics — like Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who favors allowing the military to handle terrorism suspects over the criminal justice system — are expressing “good faith” arguments about their policy disagreements.

But Mr. Holder contended that many of his other critics — not only elected Republicans but also a broader universe of conservative commentators and bloggers — were instead playing “Washington gotcha” games, portraying them as frequently “conflating things, conveniently leaving some stuff out, construing things to make it seem not quite what it was” to paint him and other department figures in the worst possible light.

Of that group of critics, Mr. Holder said he believed that a few — the “more extreme segment” — were motivated by animus against Mr. Obama and that he served as a stand-in for him. “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” he said, “both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”


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I have had it with this race acrad BS.

One thing I have learned since Obama became president, is that the left is totally racist. Not just once and awhile but in everything they do, say, think, eat, sleep, is all about what color a person is. And God hlep you if you are a black conservative that is to them the worst of the worst. Like they did with Clarence Thomas, and some other wonderful conservative blacks.

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North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Il is Dead ~ GOOD! See Video Of His Killing Fields of Death and Torture

North Korean Announcer Reveals News that “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-il is Dead


North Korean Killing Fields 1 - A modern-day Mauthausen: Camp 22, North Korea, a hidden place of death and torture for the 50,000 men, women, and children who live and die there.


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The news said his son will take over and he is supposed to be just like his father.

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December 18, 2011

Last U.S.Soldiers Leave Iraq

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A United States military officer gestures upon entering Kuwait during their withdrawl from Iraq
December 18, 2011


The last American troops crossed the border from Iraq into Kuwait early Sunday, ending the U.S. military presence there after nearly nine years.

As the last convoy left Iraq at daybreak Sunday, soldiers whooped, bumped fists and embraced each other in a burst of joy and relief, The Associated Press reported.

The Iraq War began on March 20, 2003, at a time when national defense was a top priority for Americans still shocked by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. It continued with the invasion and ouster of Saddam Hussein, then ground through years of war against an insurgency that left tens of thousands dead.

The final column of around 100 mostly U.S. military MRAP armored vehicles carrying 500 U.S. troops trundled across the southern Iraq desert through the night along an empty highway to the Kuwaiti border

"It's good to see this thing coming to a close. I was here when it started," Staff Sgt. Christian Schultz said just before leaving Contingency Operating Base Adder, 185 miles south of Baghdad, for the border. "I saw a lot of good changes, a lot of progress, and a lot of bad things too



In a final tactical road march, the last U.S. troops in Iraq crossed the border into Kuwait on Sunday morning, ending almost nine years of a deadly and divisive war.

About 500 Fort Hood, Texas-based soldiers and 110 military vehicles made the journey south from Camp Adder, near Nasiriya, to the Khabari border crossing, from where they will head to Camp Virginia in Kuwait before flying home.

They were the last soldiers in what amounted to the largest U.S. troop drawdown since the war in Vietnam.

Brigade Commander Col. Doug Crissman said his soldiers used the cover of night for security and timed the troop movements so as to avoid a traffic jam on the main north-south highway, which the Americans called Main Supply Route Tampa.

Staff Sgt. Daniel Gaumer, 37, recalled his first tour of Iraq, in August 2003, when he drove in on this very same road. He had never been in a combat zone before.

He was driving an unarmored Humvee -- something that is unimaginable now. He was frightened.

There was not a lot of traffic at that time, he recalled. He remembered a lot of cheering by Iraqis, even though the situation was tense.

Sunday morning, the air was decidedly different.

"It's pretty historic," he said about the drive south, hoping he will not ever have to come back through this unforgiving desert again.

"The biggest thing about going home is just that it's home," he said. "It's civilization as I know it -- the Western world, not sand and dust and the occasional rain here and there."


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


God Bless our returning troops!

Happy sight, but also a sad time for many. My prayers and wishes go out to all of those who lost loved ones, husbands, wives, brothers, sons, daughters in this war, and in Afghanistan. We will never forget the sacrifices made — never ever forget.

It’s hell to be one of those who does NOT have a loved one returning when the troops come back. I’ve watched widows having to do this — although they bravely chose to stand with the rest of the families at these welcome home ceremonies.

Am praying for them at this time.

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Coffee Blend Named After Rick Perry’s 9/11-Inspired Cowboy Boots

Rick Perry had the boots inscribed with the words 'freedom' and 'liberty', and refers to them as his 9/11 boots.


Coffee Blend Named After Rick Perry’s 9/11-Inspired Cowboy Boots

ABC News

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Rick Perry’s cowboy boots, which make an appearance on the campaign trail every now and then, have kicked their way into the coffee world. One coffee shop has created a coffee blend named after those famous Texas boots bearing the words “Freedom” and “Liberty.”

The Cabin Coffee Company here in Clear Lake developed the “Freedom & Liberty Blend,” made of 100 percent Arabica Beans and described as being “Rich & smooth, medium bodied, sparkling acidity, with Smokey undertones.”

Brad Barber, the owner of Cabin Coffee Co., presented Perry with a bag of the coffee before the Texas governor’s event today at the coffee shop.

Perry’s brown ostrich boots are custom made, date back to 2001, and were inspired by 9/11.

“They were a pair that were made in June, I think the summer of ’01, and they said, ‘What do you want on top of them?’ And I said ‘I’ll call you back. I was at a loss,’” Perry told ABC News. “And then on the 12th or 13th of September, I called them back and said, ‘I know what I want on my boots. I want an American flag on each one of them and on the left one, liberty and on the right one, freedom.”

Though they are not seen often on the campaign trail, Perry still wears those 10-year-old boots, admitting, “They have been re-soled a few times.”

The “Freedom & Liberty Blend” of coffee sells for $13.50 a pound and $8.00 for half a pound.



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

What a neat thing they did for Gov. Perry. I love when people jump in with passion for Perry like this. Candidates really work hard and Perry is such a good man and the best candidate.

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Rick Perry's RESURGENCE!!!

After several increasingly strong debate performances, polling has dramatically improved for Rick Perry. People are starting to see beyond the exaggerated caricature that the media presents, and are noticing that Perry has the conviction, the vision, and the proven record to turn America around.


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Love these ads they are great to share with others. We have been getting Perry ads on TV here in Florida as well.

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December 17, 2011

Arrogant Barack Obama Tells “60 Minutes” Only “Johnson, FDR, and Lincoln” can Possibly Match His Accomplishments as President

Arrogant Barack Obama Tells “60 Minutes” Only “Johnson, FDR, and Lincoln” can Possibly Match His Accomplishments as President

Apparently, 60 Minutes chose to not include this statement in what they aired of the interview, but it is available online, and you hear it in the video.

“The issue here is not gonna be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln — just in terms of what we’ve gotten done in modern history.”

Wild Thing's comment......

He sure is in love with himself. sickening!

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Cpt. Dan Moran Joins Rick Perry in Council Bluffs, IA


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

What a HUGE difference in Perry and his friends and associations and what we have now in the WH. Night and day difference.

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I LOVE Rick Perry's Response! ~ Perry on Haley: I'd rather call in the Marines

Perry on Haley: I'd rather call in the Marines

Rick Perry shrugged off his fellow southern state governor, South Carolina's Nikki Haley, deciding to back rival Mitt Romney, in an interview with CNN's John King.

"That’s one vote, I’ll be real honest with you, I’ve got a medal of honor recipient Jim Livingston, who endorsed me on the deck of the Yorktown last week, and you know, no offense but I like those guys that have that type of long-time record of endorsements," said Perry, according to POLITICO's Emily Schultheis. "I greatly respect Gov. Haley, but if I had to pick between the two, love having those veterans stand up and say this is the guy, this is the man for the job."

Perry also again dinged Ron Paul for suggesting that there is no real evidence Iran is moving to acquire nukes, saying, "There should be no space between the United States and Israel, and I was just really taken aback by Ron Paul’s almost nonchalant statement about, you know, let the mullahs go, there’s not any evidence that they’re getting a bomb. That’s certainly not my information, I’m relying on some pretty wise and plugged-in people – I talk to John Bolton on a regular basis and the ambassador is greatly concerned about Iran."


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

Rick Perry did a lot to help her get elected and this is how she returns his support. The Tea party movement also did a lot to help her get elected and again this is how she appreciates that support she got that helped push her into a win.

I love Perry's statement about this. Fantastic!

Both Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh talked about what she did on their shows on Friday.

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December 16, 2011

Winner Rick Perry! GREAT Rick Perry Debate Night: Best Quote From Perry

Perry: I'm The Tim Tebow Of Presidential Race

"I'm ready for the next level. Let me tell you, I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucus," Texas Gov. Rick Perry said of the underestimated Denver Broncos quarterback.


Perry: Holder Should Resign For Not Knowing About Fast And Furious


Perry Praises 10th Amendment In Defense Of Texas Energy Policy


Perry hammers congress: Send them home, Let them get a job like everyone else


Perry: Obama Has Most Muddled Foreign Policy I Can Remember


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

IMO....Perry’s third EPIC WIN. And he got huge applause.Juan/Chris Wallace/and Cavuto all thought Perry won!
Reagan was an outsider running as an outsider. Reagan was a governor.and he was not the greatest debater. He had some very good lines here and there, but if people judged debates the way they do NOW by the effectivness of the lie they tell, then Reagan would not have done that well, because he had a way of just telling the plain truth,...exactly like GOV. Rick Perry does. Rick Perry is the closest we really have to Reagan,

Love how Perry speaks directly to the American people .

After the debate, Juan Williams, Neil Cavuto and Chris Wallace all said Rick Perry was the winner of the debate. Perry did not get as much time of course because of his standing so they did more air time and questions to Newt. But the time Perry did have was awesome and he made a huge win for himself. He had several very loud appluse reactions from the audience.

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Chris Wallace: "Two Big Winners Were Michele Bachmann And Rick Perry"


PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO..... they did not make it where a person can post it, so you have to click on the link. HUGE thank you ~ Wiild Thing

Chris Wallace: "Two Big Winners Were Michele Bachmann And Rick Perry"

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

Also Juan Williams and Neil Cavuto said Perry won and did really well.

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Bret Baier Points Out To Insane Ron Paul His Stand On Iran Is To The LEFT of Obama

Ron Paul asked about Iran. Bret Baier points out that his position is to the LEFT of Barack Obama.


Pat Caddell says :Ron Paul jumped the shark, he is saying i am insane and I am going to show you just how insane I am.

Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen: Ron Paul The Big Loser in Last night's Debate


Wild Thing's comment......

God helps us if this freak where to be the President.

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Obama's People More Attacks On Sheriff Joe ~ Perry Defends Sheriff Joe

Perry Defends Sheriff Joe

FOX News

Governor Rick Perry is coming to the defense of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in light of a scathing Justice Department report against the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America. Feds claim a 3-year probe into the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Arpaio committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos through racial profiling and discrimination.

Perry called the charges little more than a political hit job during an interview Thursday with Fox's Neil Cavuto. "I don't know what all the details are but I do know this, that nothing surprises me out of this administration," Governor Perry said. "I would suggest to you that these people are after Sheriff Joe, he is tough, and again when I'm president of the United States you're not gonna see me going after states like Arizona."

The Perry camp went even further, releasing this statement: "Governor Perry knows Sheriff Arpaio as a dedicated law enforcement professional fighting to keep his neighbors safe in the wake of federal failures to secure the border and deal with border crime. The Justice Department's action smacks of politics, as do so many of the Obama Administration's misguided actions and excuses."

In addition to the civil rights investigation over his infamous immigration sweeps, a federal grand jury has been looking into whether Arpaio's office abused its power by using excessive force against Latinos. As part of the report, Arpaio must set up new policies against discrimination, improve training, and make other changes that would be monitored by a judge. Arpaio has until January forth to decide if he wants to comply.

Perry secured Sheriff Joe's endorsement less than three weeks ago.


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

Perry has always been a man to defend his friends and he has done this with Sheriff Joe before the endorsement from Sheriff Joe. These two really want to get things done and Obama has done all he can to stop both of them regarding illegals.

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December 15, 2011

Fox News uses Obama photo for Romney ~ LMAO Romney Is Not Going To Like This


Here is the photo below that you can see in the video above.


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

LOL this is a good example of how sloppy FOX has become these last several months. They still are better then the others but not by as much a margin as they used to be. They really are pushing for a rino over at FOX.

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FOX News and GOP of Iowa Debate Tonight

Sioux City Convention Center

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 PM ET

Participants: Perry, Bachmann, Gingrich, Huntsman, Paul, Romney, Santorum

The debate will be moderated by Bret Baier of FOX News and will be televised on the FOX News channel


Chris Wallace: If Ron Paul Wins In Iowa “It Will Discredit the Iowa Caucuses”

It should also be noted that Wallace will be one of the moderators at tomorrow’s Fox News debate in Iowa.

“Well, and the Ron Paul people aren’t going to like me saying this, but, to a certain degree, it will discredit the Iowa caucuses because, rightly or wrongly, I think most of the Republican establishment thinks he is not going to end up as the nominee. So, therefore, Iowa won’t count and it will go on.”

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

This will be the last debate before the Iowa caucus.

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Rick Perry Ad About Washington D.C. Being Politically Correct


Wild Thing's comment......

Another good ad from Perry. Some of these ads he also has running in the cities and towns in Iowa.

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December 14, 2011

Obama: I Want To Make Sure U.S. Diplomats In Iraq Come Home Alive “Because They’re Not Soldiers”

Obama: I Want To Make Sure U.S. Diplomats In Iraq Come Home Alive “Because They’re Not Soldiers”

During a joint press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, on Monday, President Obama said that he plans to maintain a large number of employees in the U.S. embassy in Baghdad in order to protect U.S. diplomats who could be targeted after the U.S. military departs from Iraq.

Obama said that he wants U.S. diplomats and American civilians working in Iraq "to come home [alive], because they are not soldiers - so that makes the numbers larger than they otherwise would be..."

Wild Thing's comment......

What a horrible, evil man Obama is and the worst CIC in the history of our country.

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Momentum ~ Outstanding Rick Perry Ad ( video )

Wild Thing's comment.....

This is an excellent ad for Perry. I wanted to show it to you.

If you LOVE America this is the ONLY candidate ( RICK PERRY ) we should want to send to lead our country and restore the tremendous damage Obama and the left have done and are doing to our beloved country.

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Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer: " GOP Payroll Tax Cut Bill Will “Literally Kill 8,100 People" ...More Insanity From The Left

Boxer: GOP giving Americans 'poison' for Christmas

The Hill

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Tuesday accused Republicans of pushing legislation that would poison more than 8,000 people to death as a Christmas gift to Americans.

“They have attached a poison pill — literally, colleagues — because it will kill 8,100 more people more than would have otherwise been killed from pollution,” said Boxer, referring to a provision Republicans have included in their payroll tax cut extension bill that would delay the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) industrial boiler regulations.

“They attach that to the payroll tax cut,” said Boxer, the chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. “So have that for a Christmas gift.”

Boxer went on to mock Republican senators, wondering what they might say to their constituents when the return to their districts for the holiday break.

" 'Hi, I'm your senator, here is a tax cut for you of about a thousand dollars but sorry you might die from breathing in too much poison in the form of mercury lead and arsenic,' " she said. “That’s what’s going on here.”

"We have asked for a lot from Santa in our day but we have never asked for lead, arsenic and mercury,” Boxer concluded.

Wild Thing's comment......

Wait jsut a second.... will Boxer be one of the 8,100??? heh heh

Everytime the Republicans pass something we hear how many people will be killed. Kind of strange coming from the same people who throw money at Planned Parenthood.

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December 13, 2011

Obama Asks Iran Pretty Please Can We Have Our Drone Back

Obama was thrown slightly during his joint presser w/ the Iraqi PM today when asked about the situation with Iran and our downed drone.

Looks like his Iran talking points weren’t loaded into the teleprompter. However, he did manage to spit out the fact that we “asked” Iran for the drone back.

Wild Thing's comment......

Sorry but LOL..... can you imagine if this was Rick Perry and how he would handle this. He sure as hell would not be weak and say pretty please can we have the drone back.

Meanwhile, communist China, Russia and whatever country wants who knows.....can possibly get whatever top secret information off our out of it.

Obama is nice to Iran then he is to Americans. He threatens us, attacks American citizens, sues States like AZ. over trying to obey immigration laws etc. But with Iran he turns to mush.

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Newt Gingrich Said: "I'm not going to let people in Iowa tell me what to do." ( Video)


Discussing strategy with Fox News' Campaign Carl at a defense technology company in Londonderry, N.H., Gingrich noted that New Hampshire and Iowa -- the first two voting states in the nation -- often pick different winners.

"I'm not going to let people in Iowa tell me what to do," the former House speaker said.

Wild Thing's comment......

Arrogant to the max! He and Obama could have a contest to see who is the most arrogant, it might be a tie.

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Democrat Harry Reid: “Millionaire Job Creators Are Imaginary Like Unicorns, They Don’t Exist” ~ Only An Idiot Would Believe Reid! (Video)

Harry Reid: “Millionaire Job Creators Are Imaginary Like Unicorns, They Don’t Exist”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) suggested on Monday that millionaires who create jobs are a mere figment of Republicans’ imaginations.

“Millionaire job creators are like unicorns,” said Reid from the Senate floor. “They are impossible to find and don’t exist.”

Reid’s frustration has grown in past weeks as Republicans have repeatedly and overwhelmingly blocked almost every fragment of President Obama’s jobs package brought to the floor because Democrats have attempted to pay for them by raising taxes on millionaires. Republicans say they oppose that tax because it would hamper job creation.

Wild Thing's comment......

LMAO oh my gosh, this guy is insane. Do you think he believes his total LIE? hahhaha

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Soldier Surprises His Children This Christmas Season

"Chris's kids think they're going to see Santa to tell him what they want for Christmas, they don't know that their present is already here"


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

I love this, what a wonderful suprise.

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December 12, 2011

Rick Perry Was Outstanding In Interview With Typical Media Chris Wallace ~ Full Video of interview

H/T/ The Right Scoop blog

Governor Rick Perry from Texas told Chris Wallace today on FOX News Sunday that he would support a constitutional amendment to allow prayer back in school.

“It’s not the Supreme Court’s business telling Americans when and how they should pray.”

He also vowed not to nominate activist judges to the Supreme Court like Barack Obama did.

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

Perrry did excellent in the interview with Chris Wallace. He was outstanding in his unique, down-to-earth way. He made Chris Wallace look like a desperate, petty, obama boot licker.

Chris Wallace completely left out any reference to Rick Perry's slap at the media and slam on Obama over his incompetent foreign policy and the loss of our drone that brought the loudest sustained applause during last night's debate. So Chris was being the typical media, sorry Chris no kudos for you. Chris Wallace is a mean spirited little lefty. He loves to try to play gotcha with every conservative candidate.

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Liz Cheney: Obama's Latest Talking Points are Ludicrous

Liz Cheney called Barack Obama’s latest talking points “ludicrous” today on FOX News Sunday. Cheney also hammered Obama on his foreign policy,

“Obama is about to snatch defeat from victory in Iraq… The only reason his failed foreign policy is not being covered is because his performance on the economy is so abysmal.”


Wild Thing's comment......

Obama is the worst CIC he has used our troops as pawns on a chess board. His R.O.E.'s are a disgrace to the historhy of CIC's.

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Tim Tebow and the Bronco's Win Again~ CONGRATULATIONS!

Game highlights

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

As a Bear and Bronco fan I decided this year that when they play each other to go for the Bronoc's . Tebow has been attacked so much and does not deserve it. Plus it is easy to pull for one of my favorite teams.

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December 11, 2011

Rick Perry to Appear on 'Fox News Sunday' with Chris Wallace

Rick Perry will be on with with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."


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

Perfect timing for Rick to be on one of the shows this morning right after the debate last night. He needs more exposure and I think this will help. There is much too much of the networks pushing Newt and Mitt all day.

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Rick Perry Hits Home Run In Iowa Debate, Gets Loudest and Most Sustained Applause

Gov. Rick Perry says since Obama did nothing about the drone that was taken down in Iran he is basically handing it over to Russia and China so they can take a peek at U.S. military technology.

"The idea this president now, with Iran getting one of our predator drones in their possession, and he had opportunities -- he had two choices. Actually, he had three. He chose the worse. And those two opportunities he had was to either retrieve that drone or to destroy it. And he did the worst of the three. And he did absolutely nothing. And the Russians and the Chinese will have our highly technical equipment now. This president is the problem," Perry said at the ABC News debate in Des Moines, Iowa.


When asked about his tax policy, he had this to say


Most Americans these days can barely afford a friendly wager of $5 but Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has claimed he's part of the middle class, tried to bet fellow-candidate Rick Perry $10,000 Saturday night.

During ABC's debate at Drake University in Iowa, Perry noted that Romney had suggested in his book that the health insurance mandate he signed into law as the governor of Massachusetts should be the model for the country.

"You know what?" Romney replied. "You've raised that before, Rick."

"It was true then," Perry interrupted.

"I'll tell you what, 10,000 bucks?" Romney asked, holding out his hand to seal the deal. "Ten thousand dollar bet?"

"I'm not in the betting business," Perry declared.


The candidates were asked about marital fidelity and if it was important.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that a candidate's marital fidelity is "important" to the presidential race, an apparent knock at frontrunner Newt Gingrich, whose current wife was his mistress during his second marriage.

"I make a vow to my wife but I made a vow to God. And that's pretty heavy lifting in my book," Perry said in Saturday night's Republican debate in Iowa, sponsored by ABC News.

"When I make a vow to God, then I would suggest to you that's even stronger than a handshake in Texas, added Perry.

Moderator George Stephanopoulos then asked whether Perry thinks "a candidate who breaks his marital vows is more likely to break faith with voters?"

"I think the voters are wise enough to figure that one out," he said. "I've always kind of been of the opinion that if you cheat on your wife, you'll cheat on your business partner. So I think that issue of fidelity is important."

"I mean, it's a characteristic of which people look at individuals, whether it's in their business lives or whether it's in their personal lives or whether it's picking someone to serve in public office for them," Perry added. "Individuals who have been in fidelity with their spouse, I think that sends a very powerful message. If you will cheat on your wife, if you will cheat on your spouse, then why wouldn't you cheat on your business partner? Or why wouldn't you cheat on anybody for that matter?"


Bret Baier with FOX Special Report tweeted that it's PERRY'S best night ever and will probably shake up GOP race !!


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

Perry's best debate! Grand Slam! He got the loudest and the most sustained applause for taking it to Obama over the drone!

Perry truly is the best candidate, he is the most conservative and I love his record and each one of his Plans he has laid out for us to learn about.

Rick Perry is the one with the stats on job creation. The one with military experience. The one who doesn't waver on life. The one whose hobby isn't golf but shooting and hunting. The one who knows what it's like to deal with the Fed bureaucracy from a states point if view. The one who is suing the EPA.

He is strong, he's passionate...and he's a doer. PLUS...he's a true patriot; both for his state and for his country.
This is the man that can take on the corruption in D.C. And this is the man people can and should get behind.

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To ALL Especially Veterans and Our Troops "A President of Honor" ~ A Must See Video!


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

This is Rick Perry's latest ad, it truly is special. I love that he is a Veteran and has the support of other Veterans.

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December 10, 2011

Army-Navy Game Today 2011

When the Army Black Knights (3-7) and the Navy Midshipmen (4-8) meet for the 112th time on Saturday (2:30 p.m. ET, TV: CBS) at FedExField for the 2011 Army Navy game, they will do so in new Nike Pro Combat Uniforms.

Members of Task Force Spartan, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, send the United States Military Academy (West Point) Black Knights best wishes as they prepare to take on the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen at the annual Army/Navy game December 10 at 2 p.m. ET.


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

God bless all our troops!

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Nutcase Kook Ron Paul Said there was “Glee” in the Bush Adminstration after the 9/11 Attacks

Ron Paul made the comments Thursday night, saying the “glee” was because they wanted to use it as a pretext for invading Iraq:


Rush says that Ron Paul’s foreign policy with this attacks on America sound like that of a Democrat. Rush quotes him as saying this on Wednesday night in a packed house of 1,000 students:

“Think of what happened after 9/11. The minute before there was any assessment, there was glee in the [Bush] administration because now we can invade Iraq, and so the war drums beat.”

Rush goes on to say this:

Folks, this foreign policy disastrous and to sit there, to attack the country this way, to say that the Bush administration was in glee, the Bush administration was happy – this is Democrat talk!


Mark Levin Hammers Ron Paul for Saying there was “Glee” in the Bush Adminstration after the 9/11 Attacks; Levin Calls Paul “a Crackpot”


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

Ron Paul is insane and it sickens me to see how many on FOX support this guy or at least treat him like he has all the answers. Very scary!!

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ABC News GOP debate tonight at 9pm ET from Iowa

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9pm ET on ABC

Location: Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa

Sponsor: ABC News, ABC5/WOI-DT, The Des Moines Register and Republican Party of Iowa

Participants: Romney, Perry, Bachmann, Gingrich, Santorum, Paul

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December 09, 2011

Michele Bachmann Becomes Fifth GOP Candidate To Reject Donald Trump Debate

Michele Bachmann Becomes Fifth GOP Candidate To Reject Donald Trump Debate


ABC News’ Michael Falcone reports:

DES MOINES — Another one bites the dust.

Michele Bachmann has officially said “no” to the Donald Trump-moderated Newsmax debate scheduled for later this month.

“We have confirmed that we are not participating,” Bachmann spokeswoman Alice Stewart told ABC News on Thursday.

Bachmann has been especially aggressive in her courting of the real estate and reality television mogul, paying several personal visits to Trump Tower over the past few months in search of an endorsement.

So, this leaves just two candidates — Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum — who plan to show up at the Dec. 27 event in Des Moines.

Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman, Rick Perry, Ron Paul have all declined to attend. Perry became the latest to decline Trump’s invitation on Thursday.

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

A few more saying no.....we will see what happens.

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Newt Gingrich Tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer He Would Consider Mitt Romney As A Potential Running Mate

Wild Thing's comment......

The thing voters need to remember is that the VP may be a job of not much at all, but the big thing about it of course is that if anything were to happen to the President then the VP takes over.

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Are You A Veteran? Gov. Rick Perry Announces Veterans for Perry Coalition

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Texas Gov. Rick Perry today announced the formation of the Veterans for Perry Coalition aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The veterans coalition reflects the strong support from veterans across the nation for Gov. Perry, the only presidential candidate in the race who volunteered to serve his country.

Gov. Perry served in the U.S. Air Force as a tactical airlift pilot from 1972-1977, flying C-130 tactical airline aircraft, moving military troops and equipment. The Perry Veterans Coalition is already more than a hundred strong and will continue to grow as more veterans join to voice their support for their fellow vet.

“My father was a tailgunner who flew 35 missions as part of the Allied effort to liberate Europe,” said Gov. Perry. “Like many from that generation, he spoke infrequently about his service because he knew the great cost of war and would rather think about peace. I was proud to follow in his footsteps, serving four and half years as a C-130 pilot in the United States Air Force. But I will be the first to tell you that this country has given me more than I could ever offer in return. It is one of the highest honors of my life to be endorsed by more than 100 distinguished veterans from all across the country today. As president, I will be committed to honoring their service with the resources, support and leadership they deserve.”

“As the only presidential candidate who volunteered to serve his country, the way that I did, I am confident that Gov. Perry will be an advocate for veterans like myself as President of the United States,” said Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor recipient and one of the national co-chairs of the Veterans for Perry Coalition. “I know that he understands the privilege of serving our country and will honor and support veterans like myself.”

“Gov. Perry truly understands the honor of volunteering to serve our great nation,” said Major General James Everett Livingston, Medal of Honor recipient and one of the national co-chairs of the Veterans for Perry Coalition. “He has advocated on behalf of veterans and their families as governor of Texas, and I know he will proudly represent me and veterans across the nation when he is president.”

As governor, Rick Perry successfully worked to establish the nation’s largest tuition assistance program authorizing $4 million for state military personnel attending public or private institutions of higher learning in Texas. He helped pass a constitutional amendment, approved by voters, to authorize an additional $500 million in bonds for veterans housing loans and cemeteries.

Gov. Perry and Texas lawmakers worked to make voting while overseas easier for active-duty military members and extended the property tax exemption for fully disabled veterans to their surviving spouse while also ensuring that the property tax exemption follows disabled veterans to a new property if they move. He also created a $3 million workforce development initiative to ensure veterans and their families have the resources necessary to receive an education, get a job and return to civilian life after their deployments are over.

Gov. Perry secured an additional $5 million to expand mental health treatment and support programs for veterans and their families and directed Texas state agencies to establish veteran-to-veteran support groups across the state. Finally, Perry and lawmakers established in-state tuition for veterans who are eligible for federal education benefits, and their spouses and children, while providing a tuition exemption for dependent children whose parent is a Texas resident deployed on active duty overseas.

Veterans who want to stand with a candidate who believes in the values that our nation was built upon and one who volunteered to defend them, as they did, are invited to join the Veterans for Perry Coalition and show their support for Gov. Perry by visiting

Below is a list of those who are already serving on the Veterans for Perry Coalition.

National Co-Chairs

•Major General James Everett Livingston, MOH, U.S. Marine Corp (Ret.) (South Carolina)
•Chuck Larson, Sr., Fmr. U.S. Attorney and Justice Attaché to U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Colonel (USAR, Ret.) (Iowa)
•Dakota Meyer, Sergeant, USMC (Ret.) (Kentucky)
•William R. Mann, Lt. Colonel, US Army (Ret.) (Florida)
•The Honorable Allen B. Clark , Fmr. Assistant Secretary for Veterans Liaison and Program Coordination and Director, National Cemetery System at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, CPT (USA-Ret) (Texas)

National Steering Committee

•The Honorable James Inhofe, U.S. Senator, Oklahoma, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•The Honorable Sam Johnson, United States Congressman, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
•The Honorable Brian Birdwell, Texas State Senator, District 22, Lt. Col. U.S. Army (Ret.)
•The Honorable Jerry Patterson, Texas Land Commissioner, Lt. Col. U.S. Marine Corp (Ret.)
•Dr. Richard Box, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•Marcus Luttrell, Petty Officer First Class, U.S. Navy Seal (Ret.)
•Mike Thornton, U.S. Navy Seal (Ret.)
•Daniel P. Moran, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)

State Leadership Teams


•State Chair: Chuck Larson, Sr., Fmr. U.S. Attorney and Justice Attaché to U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Colonel (USAR, Ret.) (Iowa)
•State Co-Chair: The Honorable Royd Chambers, State Representative, District 5 and Master Sergeant, Iowa National Air Guard, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
•Steering Committee:
•Dale Andres, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•Gary Fischer, Captain, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•Wayne Vanderkrol, Captain, Army National Guard (Chaplain)
•Gannon Hendrick, Captain, U.S. Army Reserve
•Andy Andersen, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•Lee D. Booton, U.S. Navy, Seaman 1st Class
•Rick LaMere, US Army, (Ret.)
•John W. Sturdy, Sgt. Major, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•Jeffrey A. Havenner, Major, U.S. Army
•Dick L. Rattray, Lt. Colonel, USMCR (Ret.)
•Tom Hanrahan, U.S. Navy
•Zac Buttercase, Army National Guard
•Gabe Haugland, Army National Guard

New Hampshire

•State Chair: The Honorable Frank McCarthy, State Representative, Major, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret. Mustang)
•State Chair: Jim Adams, Pittsfield, Petty Officer Second Class, U.S. Navy
•Steering Committee:
•The Honorable Fred Rice, State Representative, Major, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•The Honorable Larry Gagne, State Representative, Petty Officer Third Class, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
•The Honorable Emile Beaulieu, Mayor of Manchester, Senior Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
•The Honorable Chuck Douglas, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•Ambassador Joe Petrone, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•Dan Fleetham, Jr, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•The Honorable Al Baldassaro, State Representative, First Sergeant, U.S. Marines (Ret.)


•State Chair: The Honorable Jeff Brandes , State Representative, District 52, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•State Chair: The Honorable George Moraitis, Jr., State Representative, District 91, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
•Steering Committee:
•Tavis McElheny, Lieutenant, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
•Tony Buntyn, Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
•Richard Sugg, Staff Sgt, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
•Harlen Twible, Lieutenant U.S. Navy (Ret.)
•Carl Jackson, Petty Officer Second Class, U.S. Navy
•Chet Renfro, Major, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•Bill Helmich, Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
•Ben Warren, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
•Fred Manno, Air Man First First Class – U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
•Yvonne Pillmore , Lt. Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

South Carolina

•State Chair: James Everett Livingston, Major General U.S. Marines (Ret.)
•Steering Committee:
•Major General Bob Livingston , Adjutant General – State of South Carolina
•Herb Ellis, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•James “Boo” Alford, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•Darwin Simpson, Major General, S.C. Army National Guard (Ret.)
•Todd Humphries, Staff Sergeant., U.S. Army (Ret.)
•Roger Sanderson, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army (Ret.)
•Mark Kelly , Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
•Daniel Jones, Sergeant, US Army
•Charles E. Edge, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (Ret.)

Gov. Perry has also received the endorsement of the following veterans:

James Veasey – AR

Debra Justin – CA

Scott Jeffcoat – DC

Andy Seabolt – FL

Guido Echevarria, Sr. – FL

Dave Scholl – FL

Gannon Hendrick – IA

Eligio Marin – IL

Matt Walker – IL

Stephen MacKenzie – IN

Robert Nail – IN

Philemon St. Amant, II – LA

Joshua Randall – MA

Robert Vinson – NC

Dick Hinch – NH

John Starkey – NH

Al Baldassaro – NH

Ken Weyler – NH

George Camiolo – NH

Spec Bowers – NH

Gerard Leduc – NH

Royce Elkins – NH

Bob Greemore – NH

Moe Villeneuve – NH

Omer Beaudoin – NH

Cliff Hurst – NH

Robert Ferry – NH

Louis Prince – NH

Bill Miller – NH

Michael Bain – NH

Ed Gionet – NH

Art Gisi – NV

Steven Cochran – OH

David Randall – OR

Frank Bonneau, Jr. – OR

Clint Curtis – PA

Lyndsey Curtis – PA

Justin Wax – TN

Glen Gardner – TX

Shawn Bowles – TX

Ty Linker – TX

Larry Tally – TX

Kevin Allen – TX

John Harper – TX

Ron Ruffin – TX

Jason Woytek – TX

Scott O’Grady – TX

Kirk Yarbrough – TX

Jonathan Hamilton – TX

Ty Scott – TX

Al Poteet – TX

Bill Curlett – TX

James Bailey – TX

Louis R. F. Preysz III – VA

Ed Timperlake – VA

David Swarthout – WI


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

Fantastic!!! Nick joined this to show his support for Rick Perry.

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While in Congress, Gingrich Co-sponsored 418 Bills With Nancy Pelosi ~ Newt Is No Conservative!

While in Congress, Gingrich co-sponsored 418 bills with Pelosi

DES MOINES, Iowa — Newt Gingrich has taken heat on the campaign trail from conservatives for filming a 2008 commercial on climate change with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

But that was hardly the first time the Republican presidential candidate and former House speaker collaborated with Pelosi.

Gingrich co-sponsored 418 bills in Congress with Pelosi during the 12 years they served together in the House, according to the Library of Congress’s THOMAS database.

Gingrich was in Congress from 1979 to 1999. Pelosi has served since 1987.

As a matter of comparison, House Speaker John Boehner, who has served in Congress with Pelosi for more than 20 years, has only co-sponsored 104 bills with her.

Many of the bills Gingrich and Pelosi co-sponsored were hardly divisive: authorizing an award for Mother Teresa, giving a congressional gold medal to former President Gerald Ford and recognizing the 50th anniversary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

But one piece of legislation could be problematic for Gingrich with conservatives: the Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989, which never made it out of committee.

Wild Thing's comment......

Because my blog is llisted in the Florida blogs website, I wanted to make sure people know about Newt. I saw that Florida in the latest poll is wanting Newt. NO WAY! God help us and wake up Florida.

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December 08, 2011

Obama and His Defense Dept. Classifies Fort Hood Terror Attack As “Workplace Violence"

The victims of the Fort Hood terrorist!


FOX News

Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation’s Armed Forces at home.

During a joint session of the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, the Maine Republican referenced a letter from the Defense Department depicting the Fort Hood shootings as workplace violence. She criticized the Obama administration for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam.

Thirteen people were killed and dozens more wounded at Fort Hood in 2009, and the number of alleged plots targeting the military has grown significantly since then. Lawmakers said there have been 33 plots against the U.S. military since Sept. 11, 2001, and 70 percent of those threats have been since mid-2009. Major Nidal Hasan, a former Army psychiatrist, who is being held for the attacks, allegedly was inspired by radical U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in late September. The two men exchanged as many as 20 emails, according to U.S. officials, and Awlaki declared Hasan a hero.

Wild Thing's comment......

Pure evil Obama!!! And his department of defense is just as bad for going along with him.

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Obama Hates America So Much He Has Threatened To Veto Payroll Tax Cut Bill If Republicans Givei Greenlight To Keystone Pipeline

Obama threatens veto if pipeline decision is added to payroll tax cut

The Hill

The battle between the White House and Republicans over the Keystone XL pipeline escalated Wednesday with a veto threat delivered personally by President Obama.

Obama warned that he would veto an extension of the payroll-tax cut, his top legislative priority, if House Republicans link it to a measure that would force the administration to greenlight the pipeline project.

“Any effort to try to tie Keystone to the payroll-tax cut, I will reject,” Obama told reporters Wednesday after meeting at the White House with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Wild Thing's comment......

Nick said last night, if Obama is NOT the anti-Christ he sure as heck is what one would be.

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Trucker For Rick Perry ~ Remember America Will Vote and That Speaks Louder Then Polls

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

Love it, this person that has this truck is speaking out and it is great.

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Congressman Peter King Calls Newt Gingrich Erratic and Self-Centered

Congressman Peter King Calls Newt Gingrich Erratic and Self-Centered
Peter King says Newt would be a terrible nominee on CNN's Erin Burnett. He says Bill Clinton "constantly outmaneuvered him." He "doesn't have the discipline and doesn't have the capacity to control himself"

Wild Thing's comment......

It is interesting to see the people that have worked with Newt and what they have to say about him. I am not sure, but I have not seen anyone say positive things about Newt from those that know him well.

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December 07, 2011

December 7th, 1941 ....A Day That Will Live In Infamy


On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. By planning his attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. As luck would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships were not in port. (The USS Enterprise was returning from Wake Island, where it had just delivered some aircraft. The USS Lexington was ferrying aircraft to Midway, and the USS Saratoga and USS Colorado were undergoing repairs in the United States.) In spite of the latest intelligence reports about the missing aircraft carriers (his most important targets), Admiral Nagumo decided to continue the attack with his force of six carriers and 423 aircraft. At a range of 230 miles north of Oahu, he launched the first wave of a two-wave attack. Beginning at 0600 hours his first wave consisted of 183 fighters and torpedo bombers which struck at the fleet in Pearl Harbor and the airfields in Hickam, Kaneohe and Ewa. The second strike, launched at 0715 hours, consisted of 167 aircraft, which again struck at the same targets. At 0753 hours the first wave consisting of 40 Nakajima B5N2 "Kate" torpedo bombers, 51 Aichi D3A1 "Val" dive bombers, 50 high altitude bombers and 43 Zeros struck airfields and Pearl Harbor. Within the next hour, the second wave arrived and continued the attack.


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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Obama Says Capitalism and Liberty Don't Work ~ OMG We Have Got To Vote This Anti-American OUT of Office!

Speaking in Kansas where Teddy Roosevelt advocated for socialism 101 years ago, Obama argues against free markets, explaining that the founders concept of a capitalist society doesn't work, and the risks of liberty are too great. It's bigger government that's needed.

Wild Thing's comment......

I am so sick of this scumbag putting our country down, attacking all things American about it. Attacking our Founding Fathers, the whole thing! There is NO way he can have a second term!!!

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Perry Speaks Out Against Obama and Hillary Pushing Foreign Nations to "put premium on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights"

Perry Slams Obama Gay Rights Promotion

After both US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made speeches Tuesday urging gay rights overseas, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry hit back against spending taxpayer dollars promoting a lifestyle "deeply objectionable" to many Americans of faith.

The Texas governor also slammed such a move as "not in America's interests," in a strongly worded statement claiming the Obama Administration is "at war" with religious Americans.

Obama ordered all government agencies that play an active foreign policy role to take steps to encourage foreign nations to put a premium on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.

Clinton, meanwhile, in an impassioned speech at the United Nations in Geneva, committed $3 million to start a Global Equality Fund to support civil society organizations working for LGBT rights worldwide, AFP reported.

But Perry labeled Obama's plan a "silly idea."

"Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America's interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers' money," Perry said.

"But there is a troubling trend here beyond the national security nonsense inherent in this silly idea. This is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country.

"Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong.
"President Obama has again mistaken America's tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles. I will not make that mistake."

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

Good for Rick Perry!!!!

And how sick and horrible of OBama and Hillary to do such a thing. sickening!!

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State Rep. Ken Weyler Chairman of the New Hampshire House of Representatives Endorses Rick Perry

Gov. Rick Perry's resume is impressive

December 6, 2011

The polls have been pretty consistent for months now. Obama has reached a low that no president contemplating reelection has seen before him. We can be confident that the next president will be one of the Republican candidates that we have been seeing.

The liberal media is showing their bias like never before. Obama was their creation; an obscure candidate whose background was never fully explored. So they are pursuing their agenda with dedication. Destroy all threats to the incumbent. Whoever leads in the polls go after first. The debates are trivial and superficial. This is just a "gotcha" game to embarrass each of them.

Diane Sawyer led the news every 15 minutes about Rick Perry's momentary lapse of memory as if it were disqualifying. She fails to realize that the majority of us have had similar experiences. Yet I don't know of any of the rest of us who think there are 57 states. Why didn't that get similar coverage? It is high time to look seriously at the Republican candidates. What are the backgrounds? What plans do they offer? What can they show for successful accomplishments?

These are the reasons I endorse Gov. Rick Perry for our next president. Here is a man who showed a willingness to make the supreme sacrifice for our country early in his life. Right out of college Rick joined the U.S. Air Force to become a pilot. Having similar experience, I know how challenging that program was. He later became a state representative in Texas, then the agriculture commissioner, then lieutenant governor. He is now one of the longest serving governors of Texas, a state that rarely reelects their governor.

He has shown us his plan for economic recovery, and what gives it credence is the job creation that has happened in Texas. Almost 40 percent of the last year's new jobs were created in Texas.

I have been a long-time state representative in New Hampshire. We have studied what other states have done when we encounter a challenge in our state's government. It is impressive how often the best solution has been done in Texas. They have led in performance budgeting, and welfare reform, and other areas of governing. Rick Perry has been an important part of that state's government for decades.

Now that is a resume that deserves your approval. Let's put accomplishments ahead of empty slogans that make no sense, like "This is the best country in the world and we need to change it!" Why wasn't that questioned? Let's stop paying attention to the media who would like nothing better than to destroy any opponent of Obama. Let's do our own thinking and help our country to recover from the worst president in our history. We need good ideas, not empty slogans. Support Rick Perry in the primary, and for president. Some of these polls amount to "who have you heard about in the news lately?" Thank you.

State Rep. Ken Weyler


Chairman, N.H. House

Finance Committee


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

Great letter I love how he worded his endorsement for Gov. Rick Perry for President.

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Visits with Neil Cavuto after Endorsing Rick Perry for President


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

Sheriff Joe knows what he is talking about. Perry walks the talk and has been fighting for the border to be done the best way.

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December 06, 2011

Obama Lies To The Press About GOP Vote On Tax Cuts

Obama told reporters, “Virtually every Senate Republican voted against the tax cut last week.”
Wrong. 20 Republicans voted for the tax cut extension last Thursday night.

Wild Thing's comment......

This is not the first time he has lied, I lost count how often he does this kind of thing. He is such a lowlife.

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Karl Rove and Trump Fighting

Karl Rove said about Trump (this morning on Fox) "what the heck are Republican candidates doing showing up to a debate with a guy who says 'I may run for president again as an Independent?' Rove has hit Trump on this in just about every interview yesterday.


Trump: "Lightweight" Karl Rove Is "So Full of Crap"


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

More fighting going on. haha

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Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich Fighting

Pelosi Plans on Releasing Dirt on Newt… “When the Time is Right”

Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters this weekend that she plans on releasing dirt on Newt Gingrich… “When the time is right.”

The Hill

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is holding back some information on Republican Newt Gingrich that could detract from his presidential campaign, according to a report published Monday.

“One of these days we’ll have a conversation about Newt Gingrich,” Pelosi told Talking Points Memo. “When the time is right. … I know a lot about him. I served on the investigative committee that investigated him, four of us locked in a room in an undisclosed location for a year. A thousand pages of his stuff.”

Gingrich, who served as Speaker of the House, worked with Pelosi in Congress from 1987 to 1999. Pelosi also served on the ethics committee that investigated Gingrich for tax cheating and campaign finance violations in the late ’90s.

Gingrich filmed an ad with then-House Speaker Pelosi in 2008 to urge action on climate change, which haunted him early in his presidential bid this year. Gingrich called the ad “probably the dumbest single thing I’ve done in recent years” last month.


Gingrich: 'House Should Immediately Condemn' Pelosi If She Uses Ethics Panel Materials Against Me

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said today that the U.S. House of Representatives should "immediately condemn" House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) if she uses materials gathered by the House ethics committee to attack Gingrich in his presidential campaign.

Such an act, Gingrich said, would be "a fundamental violation of the rules of the House."

Newt Fires Back at Pelosi: I Would Hope the House Would Immediately File Charges Against Her


Wild Thing's comment......

LOL go for it Nancy, I honestly could care less. On this one I have no loyalty to Newt at all. But I think it is funny how all these various people are fighting back and forth.......Newt and Pelosi, Trump and Rove.

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House Speaker Gingrich Ordered to Pay $300,000 for Ethics Violation

House Speaker Gingrich Ordered to Pay $300,000 for Ethics Violation

January 1997

The House voted overwhelmingly yesterday to reprimand House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and order him to pay an unprecedented $300,000 penalty, the first time in the House’s 208-year history it has disciplined a speaker for ethical wrongdoing.

The ethics case and its resolution leave Gingrich with little leeway for future personal controversies, House Republicans said. Exactly one month before yesterday’s vote, Gingrich admitted that he brought discredit to the House and broke its rules by failing to ensure that financing for two projects would not violate federal tax law and by giving the House ethics committee false information.

“Newt has done some things that have embarrassed House Republicans and embarrassed the House,” said Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.). “If [the voters] see more of that, they will question our judgment.”

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) said that had he known what was in the ethics committee’s report, he would not have voted for Gingrich as speaker. “The gray got grayer when you read the report,” he said. “When I think of my three boys and what kind of example I want to set for them for leadership in this country, gray is not the example.”

Wild Thing's comment......

"Newt was disciplined in January 1997 by the House of Representatives for ethics accusations, although a full hearing was avoided. He resigned from the House on November 5, 1998, three days after being elected to his 11th term."

Eighty-four ethics charges were filed against Speaker Gingrich during his term

Following an investigation by the House Ethics Committee Gingrich was sanctioned US$300,000.

In the mid-1990s, Gingrich began an affair with House of Representatives staffer Callista Bisek, who is 23 years his junior. They continued their affair during the Lewinsky scandal, when Gingrich became a leader of the investigation of President Clinton

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Mitt Romney Spent Nearly $100,000 in State Funds to Replace Computers in His Office to Conceal His Records

Mitt Romney Spent Nearly $100,000 in State Funds to Replace Computers in His Office to Conceal His Records

Mitt Romney spent nearly $100,000 in state funds to replace computers in his office at the end of his term as governor of Massachusetts in 2007 as part of an unprecedented effort to keep his records secret, Reuters has learned.

The move during the final weeks of Romney’s administration was legal but unusual for a departing governor, Massachusetts officials say.

The effort to purge the records was made a few months before Romney launched an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. He is again competing for the party’s nomination, this time to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency in 2012.

Five weeks before the first contests in Iowa, Romney has seen his position as frontrunner among Republican presidential candidates whittled away in the polls as rival Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, has gained ground.

When Romney left the governorship of Massachusetts, 11 of his aides bought the hard drives of their state-issued computers to keep for themselves. Also before he left office, the governor’s staff had emails and other electronic communications by Romney’s administration wiped from state servers, state officials say.

Wild Thing's comment......

I don't like this kind of thing, it has to do with beingi honest. Iti reminds me a lot of how the Clinton's did things.

Let's look at some of the Endorsements for the GOP Presidential election........of course these are only a few there are others.

Mitt ~ Gore, Carter, Scott Brown(MASS), MurkowskII(Ak}, Quayle

Newt ~ TheUnionleader (newspaper)

Perry ~ Sheriff Arpaio, Jindal (LA), Forbes, Blackwell (OH), Harrell(SC), Minutemen Project, Wilkins(SC)

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December 05, 2011

Gingrich: "Life Doesn't Begin at Conception Because That Would 'Open Up ... Very Difficult Questions'"

Gingrich: Life Doesn't Begin at Conception Because That Would 'Open Up ... Very Difficult Questions'


In an interview with ABC News on Friday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he believes that human life does not begin at conception but at "implantation and successful implantation" because if you say life begins at conception "you're going to open up an extraordinary range of very difficult questions."

Gingrich also said that his "friends" who take "ideological positions" that human life does begin at conception "don't then follow through on the logic of" that postion.

Gingrich's statement was criticized by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who like Gingrich is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, and by commentaries posted on pro-life websites.

Gingrich made his statement in an interview with ABC News's Jake Tapper in West Des Moines, Iowa.

"Abortion is a big issue here in Iowa among conservative Republican voters and Rick Santorum has said you are inconsistent," Tapper told Gingrich. "The big argument here is that you have supported in the past embryonic stem cell research and you made a comment about how these fertilized eggs, these embryos are not yet 'pre-human' because they have not been implanted. This has upset conservatives in this state who worry you don’t see these fertilized eggs as human life. When do you think human life begins?"

Gingrich responded: "Well, I think the question of being implanted is a very big question. My friends who have ideological positions that sound good don't then follow through the logic of: 'So how many additional potential lives are they talking about? What are they going to do as a practical matter to make this real?

"I think," Gingrich continued, "that if you take a position when a woman has fertilized egg and that's been successfully implanted that now you're dealing with life, because otherwise you're going to open up an extraordinary range of very difficult quesitons."

Wild Thing's comment......

Just keep talking Newt, the whole you are digging is getting deeper and deeper. This is a good example of one that does have some smarts to match his blimp size ego .

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:55 AM

"For Almost 200 Years Congress Served Part Time, Up Until the 1950's, Rick Perry Is Right" article by Gov.Bobby Jindal

Rick Perry at the New Hampshire House of Representatives ~ This is an amazing speech!!!!

Congress should be a part-time job

By Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

The Hill


As the incoming freshman Congressional class readies itself to lead and improve our country, they should remember the “do-nothing” Congress of Harry Truman’s era. Based on the first two years of the Obama administration, I’m all in favor of a do-nothing Congress. If Truman were alive today, I expect he’d long for the “good old days” when Congress had a measure of self-restraint.

Americans don’t have a high opinion of Congress right now. Polls show that only 21 percent of Americans believe Congress is doing a good job. When it comes to ethics and morality, studies show Americans rank congressmen barely above car salesmen—an unfair comparison, at least most states have lemon laws to protect you from dishonest car salesmen.

Believing they’re unpopular because Americans “just don’t understand” the great job they’re doing, congressmen send out more letters, fight for more pork and earmarks, and make more TV appearances. But the American people dislike congressmen precisely because they know what they’re doing—they’re spending our country into oblivion. Congress has lost touch with the people they are supposed to serve.

Our country is in terrible financial shape, as we compile a massive debt for our children and grandchildren to pay. Right now, each American “owes” $45,000 on the national debt, and that figure is set to rise much higher. What we need to do is institute a series of radical changes that I would call the “Saving Our Grandchildren’s Inheritance” package.

We start by remaking Congress and there are several vital steps American needs to take.

The first: make being a congressman a part-time job. We used to pay farmers not to grow crops so maybe we should pay members of congress not to pass laws. It would fundamentally change Washington, forcing congressmen to spend much more time back in their districts interacting with regular people. It would also encourage greater independence by young members of Congress. Most crucially, under a part-time Congress, congressmen would no longer regard politics as their career.

Plenty of solid research shows Congress feels the need to do something when it’s in session. Looking at Congress over a 25-year period, Professors Mwangi Kimenyi and Robert D. Tollison discovered the more time Congress spends in session, the longer and more complex laws become, and the more money Congress spends.

We also need a series of what I would call Fiscal Sanity Initiatives. For example:

We need a federal balanced budget amendment. Most states already have to abide by these limits, and Washington should do the same.

We should adopt a constitutional amendment to require a supermajority in Congress to raise taxes, along with a pay-as-you-go rule to help enforce a balanced budget amendment.

A supermajority should also be required for government spending that exceeds historical norms as a percentage of GDP.

Serving in Congress used to be just that—an act of service, not a financially lucrative training ground for lobbyists. Our Founding Fathers envisioned that being a member of Congress would be a part-time job. Pennsylvania’s state constitution even had a provision calling for members of the Legislature to “have some profession, calling, trade, or farm, whereby he may honestly subsist.” Otherwise, they feared legislators would come to rely on politics as a career, and they would be unable to “preserve [their] independence.” Back then, farmers would literally leave their fields and go to legislate in our nation’s capital.

For almost two hundred years, being in Congress meant holding down another job. As recently as the 1950s, Congress was still largely a part-time institution. Aside from extraordinary times such as World War II, members arrived in Washington by train in January and left in the summer. Granted, a part-time Congress would face its own ethical issues. How can we avoid conflicts of interest when people simultaneously run a business and pass laws? How could we prevent businesses from hiring congressmen just for the sake of influence? The answer is simple: full disclosure. Let the voters know everything, and they can render their judgment at election time.


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

I LOVE Perry's speech! WOW!!!

And this is great that Gov. Bobby Jindal not only supports Perry but also agree so much with what he wants to do and has written this item above.

Something to share with you.....

Rick Perry's 'Fed Up': Book Proceeds Go To Conservative Group Echoing Controversial Policy Ideas

Perry lives and breathes the 10th amendment in at least 4 ways

1. In his governing
2. In his writing
3. In his speeches
4. With proceeds from his book " Fed UP" - 100% to the Center for the Tenth Amendment. He received high praise from Huckabee, and the 3 state attorney's general on his fidelity to and understanding of the 10th amendment in the Saturday "debate" forum hosted by Huckabee.

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Sen. Tom Coburn: I Will Have Difficulty Supporting Newt Gingrich as President of the United States

Sen. Tom Coburn: I Will Have Difficulty Supporting Newt Gingrich as President of the United States

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Sunday that he cannot support GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich because the former House speaker lacks leadership skills.

“I am not inclined to be a supporter of Newt Gingrich’s having served under him for four years and experienced his leadership. Because I found it lacking often times,” Coburn said on Fox News Sunday. The Oklahoma senator served in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001.

“There’s all kind of leaders, leaders that instill confidence and leaders that are somewhat abrupt, leaders that have one standard for the people that they are leading and a different standard for themselves,” he said. “I will have difficulty supporting him for president of the United States.”

Wild Thing's comment......

Sen. Tom Coburn would have an inside track on what Newt was like. I think Chris Wallace was surprised to hear the answer to his question. But Chris has not done his homework, because Sen. Tom Coburn has spoken out a few other times on how strongly he feels about Newt and not supporting him.

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December 04, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry Has Best Responses At Last Night's Huckabee Presidential Forum (video)

Gov. Rick Perry shared his faith in the U.S. Constitution, plan to overhaul Washington and vision to get America working at the Republican Presidential Forum, hosted by Mike Huckabee and Attorneys General Pam Bondi, Ken Cuccinelli and Scott Pruitt.

“I’ve lived a purpose-driven life and my purpose was never to be President of the United States, but our country’s in trouble,” Gov. Perry said. “Our country needs us working together to take our country back. I hope again that you’ll take a look at my plan and give me that second opportunity and I’ll promise you that every day I will work to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can.”


And here are some tweets and messages and quotes from others about the debate:

....... Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi: "Perry is the one that lived up to being the 10th Amendment Purist Tonight"

.... tweet from Ann Coulter to David Limbaugh: "I thought ole Rick Perry did very well."



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

First up is Newt Gingrich. He’s getting hammered by Cuccinelli on his (big government) record. “How can we trust you?”

Rick Santorum was up second. He did OK but looked angry.

Rick Perry did an excellent job tonight.
The Texas governor called for term limits for Supreme Court Justices.

Michele Bachmann was behaved since this was a non attack debate

Ron Paul was nuts.

Mitt still likes Romney-care.

I have backed Rick Perry since the beginning. One big reason is his record of achievement. We have to have an actual record to beat the Obama charm offensive. He also has a very strong social conservative background.
In this election we must put a candidate up against Obama with a record to contrast Obama. If we put up Newt or Mitt there is no real reason to vote for those two, but Perry actually can say "I created jobs in Texas while Obama lost jobs and this is how I did it and this is how I will do it."

Obama cannot debate, he needs a teleprompter just to talk to 6th graders. Screw that son of a bitch. Let's put the best candidate with the best record and the best plan to get DC off our back and restore our greatness. Not some has been insider like Newt who ran to promote his brand and not Mitt who ran to complete his resume but Perry who ran because this country is in deep shit and he saw all his parents and grandparents had worked for, his and America's heritage being sold in DC! That is why Perry is running.

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Huckabee Presidential Forum (Full Video)

H/T The Right Scoop

Here’s the full Huckabee Presidential Forum that includes Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum.

Cain is out and Huntsman did not want to be in the Forum.

Wild Thing's comment......

If we don’t get a handle on what is going on right now and elect a pro constitutional’s over. Gov Perry is a Constitutional Conservative. I’m looking for a President that governs according to the CONSTITUTION and that is Rick Perry.

Like I said in the other post, Mitt is Mitt and is still 100% for his Romneycare = Obamacare.

Gingrich is NOT solidly pro-life
Gingrich is NOT solidly pro-2nd Amendment
Gingrich, in spite of his backtracking about the picture with he and nazi pelosi, has NOT stated that global warming is a farce.
Gingrich believes the era of Reagan is OVER
Gingrich believed in the healthcare mandate and has FAILED to completely distance himself from that position.

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Proven Leadership.... Gov. Rick Perry

Wild Thing's comment.........
Perry is a solid fiscal and social conservative with a successful executive governing record to back it up. Perry is the best Reagan conservative of all the 2012 wannabees.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM

December 03, 2011

LOL The Dictator Obama Is Leaving Town He Heads Back To Hawaii and Now He Has A Palace

The NEW Winter White House - The "Obama Palace"...he got this using one of his Executive Orders and made it the Obama Palace.......barf!

From The White House website......

Bowing to the demands of the "Keep it Kailua" crowd, President Obama has nixed his plans to stay a fourth time at his usual luxurious oceanfront Kailua rental house and has instead issued an executive order to temporarily seize the lovely historic Iolani Palace to use as his vacation accommodation this Christmas.

The Palace was the official residence of the Hawaiian Kingdom's last reigning monarch: Queen Lili'uokalani. Overthrown by the U.S. Government in 1893, the Hawaiian Kingdom ceased to exist. The Queen was wrongfully imprisoned in the Palace two years later when a failed attempt was made to restore her to power.

Controversy still remains over whether the U.S. takeover of Hawaii was legal. What better way to put this to rest than to have the President of the United States officially "Occupy the Palace" on his Christmas vacation?

Honolulu, Hawaii

December 17th, 2011 to January 2nd, 2012

Trip Overview

On Saturday, December 17th, 2011, the President will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii. He will return to Washington, DC on Monday, January 2nd, 2012. No public events are scheduled during the trip.

Wild Thing's comment......

Hmmmm what trouble can we get into. How about we keep him from coming back, make sure no plans or boats from Hawaii to the inland till after the next election or something. And he can't make any speechs or teleprompter use or phone calls or any kind of communication where we would have to hear him speak.

Now see that is a Merry Christmas and to al la good night. heh heh

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Newt Gingrich Says “I’m going to be the nominee. It’s very hard not to look at the recent polls and think that the odds are very high I’m going to be the nominee." ~ Wow He Is Arrogant!

Newt Gingrich " I will be the nominee" Watch him say uit and has face, his eyes, his attitude!
“I’m going to be the nominee,” the former Speaker told ABC News. “It’s very hard not to look at the recent polls and think that the odds are very high I’m going to be the nominee.”

TAPPER: “How do you respond to Republicans who say if you don’t draw distinctions with Mitt Romney and others who are attacking you, if you don’t point out their perceived vulnerabilities, Barack Obama and the Democrats sure aren’t going to share that same reluctance and you are doing Obama a favor by staying positive?”

GINGRICH: “They are not going to be the nominee. I don’t have to go around and point out the inconsistencies of people who are not going to be the nominee. They are not going to be the nominee.”

TAPPER: “You are going to be the nominee?”

GINGRICH: “I’m going to be the nominee. It’s very hard not to look at the recent polls and think that the odds are very high I’m going to be the nominee. And by the way I don’t object if people want to attack me, that’s their right. All I’m suggesting that it’s not going to be very effective and that people are going to get sick of it very fast. And the guys who attacked each other in the debates up to now, every single one of them have lost ground by attacking. So they should do what they and their consultants want to do. I will focus on being substantive and I will focus on Barack Obama.”

Wild Thing's comment......

Newt’s as arrogant as ever. It does not matter how far ahead any candidate is in the polls, to say what Newt has said imo is way out of line. Besides it being arrogant he is saying our process does not matter. Hello Newt, we have not voted yet and the polls are no guarantee you are the most popular. Not everyone is taking a poll, not everyone even uses the internet, and not everyone gets political phone calls.

As they say buyer beware......this below is from The Natioinal Review it is well laid out with dates.

August 30, 2004: “Everywhere I’ve been, I’ve argued in favor of electing the moderates,” Gingrich said… He even chastised the fiscally conservative Club for Growth — a group that finances primary challengers to Republican incumbents they deem too liberal .

In June 2005:supporting the ill-conceived nomination of John Bolton as the United States ambassador to the United Nations

In April 2007, he raved about the leadership skills of New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg

In 2007, he accused the Bush administration of fighting a “phony war” on terrorism

In 2008, he hailed John McCain’s efforts in the crafting of the TARP legislation...........

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George Will: "You Can Associate Many Things With Mr. Gingrich, But Wisdom Isn’t One of Them"

George Will Hammers Gingrich: 'You Can Associate Many Things With Mr. Gingrich, But Wisdom Isn’t One of Them'
"Surely the Republican nominating electorate should understand the fact that people have patterns. Don't expect the patterns to go away, expect the patterns to manifest themselves again. And if Newt Gingrich has any pattern at all, and he does, it is a pattern of getting himself into trouble because he thinks he's the smartest guy in the room"

Wild Thing's comment......

Newt thinks everyone needs to just be quiet and listen to him.

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December 02, 2011

Rick Perry Was Great On Jay Leno Last Night (12/1/11)

H/T The Right Scoop


And this was Perry's ad right before the Leno show..........


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

Perry always does so great in interviews and when he gives speeches. And the last few debates he has improved on the debates as well.

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GOP Presidential Debate, Saturday December 3rd on FOX News

Mike Huckabee to host GOP Presidential Debate, December 3rd on FOX News. Six out of eight candidates to attend.
Six of the eight GOP Presidential Candidates will take part in a debate of sorts – a special “Mike Huckabee Candidate Forum” this Saturday Night, December 3, 2011, on the set of Huckabee’s Fox News TV Show in New York.

The forum will run from 8:00-10:00 PM ET, and will feature Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul being questioned by Gov. Huckabee and three state Attorneys General – Pam Bondi, Ken Cuccinelli, and Scott Pruitt.

Gov. Jon Huntsman, and Herman Cain have decided not to take part in the forum.

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

There is something I do not understand. Mike Huckabee this last week endorsed Mitt Romney. Huckabee is going to be the Host of the debate on FOX. Now this imo stinks to high heaven and I don't get it. There are plenty of people at FOX that could do this debate even if they had Bret Baier do it again, he did a fantastic job when he did it.

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New Rick Perry TV Ad..." Energy Jobs"

Rick Perry casts Barack Obama as former President Jimmy Carter in a new television ad about energy independence.

The 30-second ad, titled "Energy Jobs," starts with both Obama and Carter bemoaning America's dependence on foreign oil. Republicans often make that comparison, hoping Obama will follow Carter's path as a one-term president.

The video then cuts to Perry offering his own energy plan. Perry says he wants to eliminate regulations and that he hopes to create 1 million jobs.

"President Obama and Washington? All talk. No action," Perry says. "I'm an outsider so I'll step on a few toes if necessary to reopen our oil and gas fields."

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

I am so glad this will air on TV, we get to see so many awesome YouTube videos of the candidates and now the ads we have been seeing will be showing on TV.

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December 01, 2011

'Fast & Furious’ Whistleblowers Claim Retaliation By Department of Justice

'Fast & Furious’ Whistleblowers Claim Retaliation By Department of Justice

The report from Fox New William La Jeunesse

Wild Thing's comment......

The whistleblowers are the few that show they have a conscience and should be appreciated for what they have done. Of courtse Obama and his people will hit them hard and do what they can to get back at them. Obama and his people are so terribly corrupt. The worst thing is there will never be true justice about any of this, Obama, Holder and the Janet N. will get off with not eve n a slap on the hand.

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Harry Reid Says Democrats Plan To Continue Blaming Bush As Their 2012 Campaign Strategy

The Senate’s top two Democratic and Republican leaders agree on at least one thing: Democrats will try to make the 2012 election about George W. Bush.

After occupying the White House for three years, Democrats will try to blame everyone but themselves, including the Bush administration, for the sour economy and jobs crisis, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday in a floor exchange with Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Reid, a Nevada Democrat and close ally of President Barack Obama, conceded that McConnell wasn’t completely off base.

“I do think the presidential election will be based on what took place in the Bush administration, how we tried to recover from that, how things have been exacerbated because of the tsunami and European debt crisis,” Reid said.

Earlier, McConnell summed up what he viewed as the Democratic campaign being waged in the Senate against Republicans: “After being the administration in power for three years, it’s – No. 1, it’s George Bush’s fault.”

“Among other causes of our current dilemma that have been cited by the president and others, in addition to the previous administration, it was the tsunami in Japan, it’s the European debt crisis,” the minority leader continued. “Of course, it’s the Republicans in Congress. It’s those millionaires. It’s those people in Wall Street.

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

Well why not sheesh, it would be a shock if a democrat took responsibility themseleves for anything.

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Newt Gingrich Attacks Conservative Paul Ryan's Plan AGAIN Says He Meant It Calls It Right-Wing Social Engineering

This creep was on Hannity last night. 11/30/2011

Newt Gingrich on Ryan's Plan as Right-Wing Social Engineering: "What I Said Was True"

Sean Hannity: What you said about Paul Ryan and criticized his Medicare plan and “right-wing social engineering?”

Newt Gingrich: Well look it was a technical mistake but what I said was true. I was asked a question, “Should Republicans impose a plan that is deeply unpopular. And, I said something that Hayek wrote about in The Road to Serfdom, rightwing social engineering is as dangerous as leftwing social engineering. I made a lot of my conservative friends mad at me. But, in fact, Hayek wrote this and he’s right. We have an obligation to explain to the country that any major reform that affects their lives until they decide they’re going to accept it… I was trying to say something very profound but I frankly backed off because it was too much noise to communicate.



Former House Speaker and current Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to apologize on Tuesday, two days after Gingrich criticized Ryan's Medicare reform proposal as right-wing social engineering.


Also from back in May 2011 ...Rush Criticizes Gingrich's Paul Ryan Critique


Wild Thing's comment......

Listen to Newt, listen to his tremendous ego. I know he cannot help it, he truly believes HE and only HE has the answers to everything.

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Parallels Between Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has just released this ad that draws the startling parallels between Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. Their words on American workers and the economy are eerily similar. This is the template for ads that need to run in the Fall of 2012, reminding Americans that as in 1980, the only way to get out of this mess is to change the occupant of the Oval Office.

Wild Thing's comment......

Lock them both up and throw away the key.

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