October 30, 2011

Mitt Romney, the pretzel candidate .... By George F. Will

Mitt Romney, the pretzel candidate

By George F. Will

Washington Post

The Republican presidential dynamic — various candidates rise and recede; Mitt Romney remains at about 25 percent support — is peculiar because conservatives correctly believe that it is important to defeat Barack Obama but unimportant that Romney be president. This is not cognitive dissonance.

Obama, a floundering naif who thinks ATMs aggravate unemployment, is bewildered by a national tragedy of shattered dreams, decaying workforce skills and forgone wealth creation. Romney cannot enunciate a defensible, or even decipherable, ethanol policy.

Life poses difficult choices, but not about ethanol. Government subsidizes ethanol production, imposes tariffs to protect manufacturers of it and mandates the use of it — and it injures the nation’s and the world’s economic, environmental, and social (it raises food prices) well-being.

In May, in corn-growing Iowa, Romney said, “I support” — present tense — “the subsidy of ethanol.” And: “I believe ethanol is an important part of our energy solution for this country.” But in October he told Iowans he is “a business guy,” so as president he would review this bipartisan — the last Republican president was an ethanol enthusiast — folly. Romney said that he once favored (past tense) subsidies to get the ethanol industry “on its feet.” (In the 19th century, Republican “business guys” justified high tariffs for protecting “infant industries”). But Romney added, “I’ve indicated I didn’t think the subsidy had to go on forever.” Ethanol subsidies expire in December, but “I might have looked at more of a decline over time” because of “the importance of ethanol as a domestic fuel.” Besides, “ethanol is part of national security.” However, “I don’t want to say” I will propose new subsidies. Still, ethanol has “become an important source of amplifying our energy capacity.” Anyway, ethanol should “continue to have prospects of growing its share of” transportation fuels. Got it?

Every day, 10,000 baby boomers become eligible for Social Security and Medicare, from which they will receive, on average, $1 million of benefits ($550,000 from the former, $450,000 from the latter). Who expects difficult reforms from Romney, whose twists on ethanol make a policy pretzel?

A straddle is not a political philosophy; it is what you do when you do not have one. It is what Romney did when he said that using Troubled Assets Relief Program funds for the General Motors and Chrysler bailouts “was the wrong source for that funding.” Oh, so the source was the bailouts’ defect.

Last week in Ohio, Romney straddled the issue of the ballot initiative by which liberals and unions hope to repeal the law that Republican Gov. John Kasich got enacted to limit public employees’ collective bargaining rights. Kasich, like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, is under siege. Romney was asked, at a Republican phone bank rallying support for Kasich’s measure, to oppose repeal of it and to endorse another measure exempting Ohioans from Obamacare’s insurance mandate (a cousin of Romneycare’s Massachusetts mandate). He refused.

His campaign called his refusal principled: “Citizens of states should be able to make decisions . . . on their own.” Got it? People cannot make “their own” decisions if Romney expresses an opinion. His flinch from leadership looks ludicrous after his endorsement three months ago of a right-to-work bill that the New Hampshire legislature was considering. So, the rule in New England expires across the Appalachian Mountains?

A day after refusing to oppose repeal of Kasich’s measure, Romney waffled about his straddle, saying he opposed repeal “110 percent.” He did not, however, endorse the anti-mandate measure, remaining semi-faithful to the trans-Appalachian codicil pertaining to principles, thereby seeming to lack the courage of his absence of convictions.

Romney, supposedly the Republican most electable next November, is a recidivist reviser of his principles who is not only becoming less electable; he might damage GOP chances of capturing the Senate. Republican successes down the ticket will depend on the energies of the Tea Party and other conservatives, who will be deflated by a nominee whose blurry profile in caution communicates only calculated trimming.

Republicans may have found their Michael Dukakis, a technocratic Massachusetts governor who takes his bearings from “data” (although there is precious little to support Romney’s idea that in-state college tuition for children of illegal immigrants is a powerful magnet for such immigrants) and who believes elections should be about (in Dukakis’s words) “competence,” not “ideology.” But what would President Romney competently do when not pondering ethanol subsidies that he forthrightly says should stop sometime before “forever”? Has conservatism come so far, surmounting so many obstacles, to settle, at a moment of economic crisis, for this?


Wild Thing's comment......

Once and awhile George Will comes through, not very often but this time wow he really went after Romney.

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September 13, 2011

Yakety Yak Don’t Talk Back by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Yakety Yak Don’t Talk Back

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Obama’s speech to Congress shows his political insanity and childish narcissism as he proposes to try again what not only did not work last time but placed America in dire financial straits. He blames the failure of the last 1,000,000,000,000 dollar stimulus on Congressional inaction and infighting. Now he wants to spend another $500,000,000,000 on “MY jobs act” which “Congress should pass right now” (without reading it---just like Obamacare).

The hidden agenda behind his ‘act’ is a politically expedient injection of more money into union coffers so they can further fund the Obama re election campaign. When will Republicans and Independents in Congress stop pandering to the insanity of Leftwing Marxists, take charge and just say NO?! Continued funding of secular progressive programs represents a denial of reality by the Democrats and Obama and/or intentional destruction of the national economy to achieve their Marxist goal which is getting ever so close.

There are other significant news items across the wires this week. More weapons at the scene of border agent Brian Terry’s murder by Mexican cartels have been linked to the administration’s Project Gunrunner scandal which is still under investigation by Congressmen Darrell Issa and Charles Grassley. Dept. of Injustice Attorney General Eric Holder may be left holding the bag before it’s over.

He either turned a blind eye to this illegal operation by BATFE, FBI and DEA or had a hand in it. The purpose of the operation was to manufacture data which would support the Administration’s agenda to abolish the Second Amendment in its present form---a clear objective of any Marxist government wanting to disarm “We the People.”

Thanks in part to Obama’s pro-Islam anti-Israel posture and his exaltation of the ‘Arab Spring’, Egypt has lost all tolerance for freedom of religion. Elements of the radical Muslim Brotherhood have claimed responsibility for destruction of the Israeli embassy and threaten political takeover of Egypt. The ‘Arab Spring’ appears to be turning into chaos and an ‘Arab Winter’.

Obama’s lack of support for Israel and his apparent green flag to Syrian mass executions has also encouraged the Turkish president to dispatch Turkish warships to escort Palestinian Authority (PA) boats to Gaza which will certainly provoke Israel to defensive confrontation. In the past such PA ships ran weapons supplies to their brethren in Gaza in order to mount offensives against Israel.

Turkey is on the brink of economic collapse just like Greece, and their president feels isolated from the spoils of war in Libya where Britain, France, Jordan and Qatar have dominated. He wants to divide in half what is now one major fleet of Israeli Defense Force (IDF) ships guarding Gaza and Israel’s natural resources. The prospect of war between Turkey and Israel is ever so close and Barack and Hillary are nowhere to be found.

In the state of Washington, union longshoremen not only went on strike but trapped innocent non-workers and destroyed property---just another example of mob mentality and violence openly condoned this past week in Jimmy Hoffa’s (Junior) speech before AFL-CIO members. Hoffa openly proclaimed Tea Party patriots as open targets of his organization using vile speech and threats which seem to be acceptable to Obama as long as such rhetoric comes only from his radical Fascist friends.

Left wing Fascists, who prefer the label ‘secular progressives’, deny reality, distort the truth, and promote their self-centered Leninist ideology which worldwide has repeatedly proved itself an utter failure except for those few in control. They now stoop to verbal threats against patriots and outright destruction of property (Wisconsin statehouse and Washington state grain docks).

Their goal is the same as Obama’s—to build the entitlement society (Nanny State) which began under FDR and which has led to massive government ponzi schemes and ultimately American insolvency, not to mention moral decay as the state increasingly takes over the role of the Family. The means to the Left’s end is to create conflict and class warfare which ultimately forces a redistribution of wealth and destroys the free enterprise system which made America strong and with that will go our privacy, liberties and safety.

The rest of the civilized world thinks Americans are idiots to have elected an anti-American community organizer with an identity crisis to the highest office in the Land. Patriots must now more than ever be strong, unafraid, united and overcome the nightmare which is sinking our nation. Write or call your elected members of Congress and tell them to stand up and stop the wholesale destruction of America by insane ideologues who appear to be running the asylum of Fedzilla!


Wild Thing's comment......

I love that there are people writing that are not the main stream media. This Dr. is good just as Col Pappas is always good.

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

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

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September 07, 2011

Obama Campaigns from the Sinking Titanic, Grants Amnesty to Illegals by Fiat

Obama Campaigns from the Sinking Titanic, Grants Amnesty to Illegals by Fiat, Tries To Hide Involvement in Project Gunrunner

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

As many Americans mourn a jobless Labor Day, Obama is scheduled to give a campaign speech this week to both chambers of Congress on the taxpayers’ dime. The subject will be all the jobs he and his socialist administration have destroyed during the past three years. Let’s see how he spins the fact that no jobs were created in August for the first time since 1945---66 years ago!

This president and his agencies have continued to impose paralyzing new federal regulations on small businesses and done nothing to cut corporate taxes, both of which will be necessary to achieve an economic recovery. Otherwise, businesses will continue to hoard cash to defray the costs of Marxist Obamacare and additional federal regulations. Is it any wonder many businesses continue to move overseas where regulations and taxes are reasonable because other governments know that private sector capitalism is the key to their strength and prosperity? That is contrary to the Marxist ideology of Obama and his corrupt buddies. The upcoming speech will certainly propose more government spending on federal job programs framed as ‘helping the middle class’, rather than catalyzing a private sector recovery.

Most of the shovel-ready government funded jobs promised with the previous trillion dollar stimulus did not materialize since those dollars were paid as kickbacks to the public sector unions which will as usual recycle that money into Obama’s re election campaign. Meantime, Obama this week designated ‘Project Vote’ to handle his re election campaign by mobilizing the dead, convicted felons and illegals to which he has granted amnesty over the objections of Congress.

It seems odd he would choose the name ‘Project Vote’ since the original infamous Project Vote was exposed for election fraud after the 2008 elections in connection with ACORN. This is proof that those on the Left don’t care about morality (knowing right from wrong) and ethics (doing what is acceptable).

The American people who voted for BO continue to wait that ‘hope and change’ they were promised. The rest of us who saw through the charades of the Left from the very beginning are more concerned about the ongoing and increasing lawlessness of Emperor Obama and Chief Enforcer of Injustice Holder, with at least two investigations of critical importance either underway or about to begin: Representative Issa and Senator Grassley continue their investigation of Project Gunrunner in which our own government violated laws in pursuit of their anti-gun agenda by allowing guns to enter Mexico bound for cartels which then were found at murder scenes on either side of the border and included the deaths of at least two border agents.

This week the committee learned that an Arizona Federal chief prosecutor ordered a cover-up of the discovery of these weapons at crime scenes so to not expose the illegal misdeeds of the Administration and its agencies---in particular the Department of Injustice. Despite the Obama administration’s previous denial of knowledge of this scandal, it was found this week that several of his national security personnel in the White House were aware of Project Gunrunner. Issa and Grassley are relentlessly working to find out how high in the DOIJ and White House this goes---who knew and who ordered it.

The other major issue is Obama’s clear violation of the Constitution with respect to enforcement of immigration laws. We all know the Department of Injustice and Homeland Insecurity continue to not enforce our laws but maliciously filed suits against numerous states which have tried to protect themselves from illegal immigration and its expensive and sometimes deadly consequences.

Just recently Obama took this a step further through his constitutionally illegal use of executive powers to enact his own Dream Act which gives amnesty to illegals in order to enlarge his voting base and further destroy America. The Constitution grants lawmaking powers only to the Congress, and the Executive branch must enforce those laws. Rep. Peter King and two other representatives have asked for a committee of Congress to immediately investigate Obama’s illegal actions.

As for Obama’s speech before the Congress, expect more garble about shovel-ready infrastructure projects at taxpayer expense which never worked with the first stimulus. Narcissists like Obama refuse to do what is right but rather whatever is most convenient to achieve their selfish objectives---in this case his re election by offering proposals which on the surface appear reasonable but which discerning minds recognize as politically motivated ploys by Obama to set up scenarios in which GOP resistance to his socialist proposals will be used against them during his campaign. This is one example of how those with Liberal Mental Disorder use lies and manipulation to achieve their ill-conceived goals.


Wild Thing's comment......

Great write up by the Dr.

As far as I know Obama is the first president to go this much against our Constitution. I can't remember anyone else doing it like this ever.

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

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

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August 30, 2011

Shovel-Ready Jobs We Don’t Need by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Shovel-Ready Jobs We Don’t Need

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Did you ever wish you could fire all the members of Congress and just start over? Well, Tim Cox, founder of the non-partisan organization “Get Out of Our House” wants to do just that. GOOOH (website www.goooh.com) continues to build a coalition of patriots from all fifty states from which the most qualified will be placed on the 2012 ballot to compete against all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Many of the current House and their brethren in the Senate have systematically destroyed our once great and prosperous nation which took more than 200 years to create through the hard work and sacrifice of free and industrious people. America now finds itself trapped in a self-destructive scheme engineered by radical ideologues for whom financial responsibility means nothing---and that is why our economy continues to crumble in sharp contrast to prior recessions which were soon followed by rapid recoveries driven by the private sector without government interference.

Obama and the socialist Democrat-dominated Senate have for the first time in our history submitted no annual spending budget for more than two years---a convenient way to avoid accountability in spending taxpayer dollars. Fedzilla has placed all of us on an intolerant and unsustainable course to financial insolvency and its accompanying systemic failure. Not counting ‘mandatory’ future obligations of well over 100 trillion dollars, which include social security, Medicare and Medicaid, the government has a current outstanding debt of 14.6 TRILLION dollars most of which has been created by the current anti-American president and his accomplices, the rest at the hands of the socialist Democrats who ran Congress under the prior president.

The largest recent chunks were the initial bank rescue package at a cost of about 800 billion dollars, followed by a misdirected one trillion dollar ‘stimulus’, after which will be another 2.4 trillion dollars at Obama’s request---Congress just gave that to him during the debt ceiling negotiations which accomplished nothing of substance to address Fedzilla’s spending spree.

Don’t expect significant properly targeted spending cuts from the highly partisan ‘super committee’ of twelve which consists of only four members with any background in economics or business (three on the GOP side). The Democrats have appointed several well-known special interest big spenders.

Here are some real numbers to chew on. If the government cuts all of its discretionary spending (currently about 14 percent of the budget) AND allows the ‘Bush tax cuts’ to expire (which only nets an estimated 700 billion dollars over ten years), there is still no way to balance the current budget deficit and pay future obligations. In 1970, the Federal government spent 900 billion dollars, of which 20 percent covered entitlements such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, 42 percent for defense, and only 7 percent to cover interest on government debt. Contrast that with last year (2010) when Federal spending was 3.5 trillion dollars ( 4X that of 1970), of which 40 percent covered entitlements, 20 percent for defense, and 6 percent to pay the interest on the debt (kept artificially low by the Federal Reserve which up until recently was buying as much as 90 percent of U.S. Treasury bonds as foreign buyers receded).

If one extrapolates to the year 2040, our annual budget would grow to over 12 trillion dollars, half of which would be consumed by entitlements, THIRTY percent for interest payments on the debt---leaving only 11 percent for defense and reducing discretionary spending to only 7 percent of the entire budget.* America cannot generate enough revenue to fund its obligations and it is unlikely foreigners will loan us enough money to do so. Therefore, America ultimately faces its day of judgment.

There are but two options: government default or inflating our way out of our obligations. Neither option bodes well for America’s future. The point of no return just passed us by. Truly drastic changes must occur at this point and will require a large and painful adjustment in expectations by Americans. By necessity, government must consume an increasing fraction of our GDP to meet existing obligations which decreases what remains for consumption and capital investment by citizens and businesses. In a word, Americans will be poorer.

We are long past the time when honest and educated people of integrity were elected to public office as an mere interlude to their private occupations. Politics has become a profession and many of those elected to office today are driven by power and greed. Worse, those who elect them are either wealthy parasites (off government favors) or dumbed down fools who merely want handouts from the government (paid for by the ever-diminishing number who work and pay taxes). Those in Congress today are paid about four times the amount earned by the average American and that does not include their self-endowed lifelong benefits all paid for by taxpayers.

Don’t forget they have voted themselves a pay raise every year no matter the state of the national economy, which sharply contrasts with the years following the Great Depression when members of Congress took pay cuts of 15 percent.

On top of driving America over a cliff, our anti-American pro-Muslim anti-Judeo-Christian racist president has put us on the road to Marxism. He has appointed three Muslims to his cabinet who are tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, well-known for its goal to establish Islamic dominance worldwide---and a number of self-avowed Communists and socialists to his list of Czars and agencies who have been given free rein to spend taxpayer money to accomplish their ideological objectives. For the first time in history we have a president who ignores the rule of law and rules by fiat, protected by socialists who have taken over the Democrat Party.

Dictator Obama has confiscated private assets (at the expense of bond- holders, set into place his unaffordable plan to control our healthcare without Congress so much as reading the details of his plan, prevented America from securing its energy independence, smothered small businesses with more regulations, and as recently as last week instituted ‘backdoor amnesty’ after his proposal (the Dream Act) failed to pass Congress.

In 2008, America for the first time in history elected a narcissistic ideologue with no business or military experience to the highest office in the Land---one who has systematically destroyed our social, religious and economic foundations in order to satisfy his (and his wife’s) deep hatred for the attributes which made America a prosperous and respected nation: the values of liberty, privacy, self-sufficiency and our willingness to fight tyrannical threats to our nation and our allies.

The next elections will be the most important in American history if America is to halt the transformation from a democratic republic to a Marxist regime which destroys the middle class and reduces the overall wealth and productivity of our nation.


Wild Thing's comment......

Good article by the Dr. he is so right about Obama and his goal of a Republic to a Marxist regime.

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

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

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August 10, 2011

Obama’s Path To Marxist Transformation Gets Another 2.4 Trillion Dollars---From Congress

Obama’s Path To Marxist Transformation Gets Another 2.4 Trillion Dollars---From Congress

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Over protests from patriots, your Congress gave Obama his birthday wish (literally)---more money to help fund his transformation of America to a Marxist regime while simultaneously further weakening America’s economic foundation which helps him to achieve that goal. More funny money can now be printed for the Administration’s perverse purposes, and the door was left open for tax increases on the half of American households which already support the other half who pay no income taxes. Businesses will face less incentive to create jobs, and without jobs Obama can destroy the middle class by driving them into government-dependent poverty.

Obama is fulfilling his ideological goal of Marxism, a movement with which he has been involved since 1992 when he served as the lead organizer for Project Vote---one of three main arms of the American Marxist movement whose strategy was devised by two Columbia University Marxist professors in 1966---Richard Cloward and Francis Piven. These two men published their plan for Marxist transformation in Nation magazine, a leftwing publication which had long supported communism.

Their plan was to create social and economic crises nationwide in order to dismantle the American private enterprise system and engineer a socialist redistribution of wealth. They formed the ‘National Welfare Rights Movement’ with over 500 chapters nationwide which was funded by the federal ‘War on Poverty’, accomplishing more than a doubling of one-parent welfare-dependent households nationwide by the early 1970s. This led to the bankruptcy of New York City as tax revenues fell short of those necessary to support expanded welfare rolls. As revenues were exhausted, the organization fell apart, soon to be replaced by the avowed anti-capitalist organization ACORN---Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now---which expanded to include over 400,000 members in more than 100 U.S. cities. ACORN is where Barack Obama got his start as an active participant in the movement to redistribute America’s wealth through transformation of the democratic republic to a Marxist regime.

Followers of Cloward and Piven then founded Project Vote, the purpose of which was to massively expand the number of government-dependent voters across the nation by enlisting anyone who appeared on any government roster---including convicted felons, welfare recipients, driver license applicants (the Motor Voter Law) and even dead/missing people. The objective was to build an electoral base which would (some unknowingly) vote Marxists like Obama into public office. Cloward and Piven themselves founded a third organization known as Human SERVE which teamed up with ACORN and Project Vote to accomplish their goals.

Subsequent high points of the Marxist movement include the Community Reinvestment Act (1977) the goal of which was purportedly to achieve ‘racial equality’, initially by intimidating lending institutions to give loans to those who could not afford them, and ultimately with the help of President Clinton in 1995 through expansion of this program by pushing subprime loans onto the books of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The CEOs of those two entities were paid massive salaries at taxpayer expense some of which would be funneled back to Democrat politicians to ensure their re-election. We all know how this ended in 2008 when the financial system imploded only to be rescued by an 800 billion dollar bailout during the transition from the Bush to the Obama administrations.

After his election, Obama took immediate steps to further his ideological goals. His administration had banks where he wanted them. He then took over Chrysler Corporation and GM, informing bondholders their bonds were worthless while assigning major ownership interests to the labor unions (confiscation of assets). He signed Obamacare into law without Congress as much as reading it before voting. He spent another 2 trillion dollars after TARP to ‘rescue’ Fannie and Freddie, a process which continues by using taxpayer money to buy properties facing foreclosure, and to purportedly ‘create jobs’----a process which appears invisible as unemployment continues to soar. Not counting the initial TARP bailout, we have witnessed an exponential increase in the national debt which is unsustainable and will crush our children---and Obama just keeps spending like there is no tomorrow!

Congress last week gave him another 2.4 trillion to spend before the 2012 election increasing America’s debt to 17 trillion dollars which exceeds the size of our 14 trillion dollar economy and does not even include more than 115 trillion dollars in unfunded future government liabilities which can never be paid. Obama is consciously destroying America’s private enterprise economy through reckless spending coupled with enactment of numerous burdensome regulations on private sector businesses.

Obama is so dangerous to our country that one has to wonder why the Congress won’t stop him. The Democrat majority in the Senate is his accomplice. He shrugs off concern about lack of economic recovery as a ‘bump in the road’, but his policies are largely responsible. He would rather travel on the taxpayers’ dime campaigning for re-election while still running up the national credit card even despite warnings from abroad. He is said to have already raised at least one billion dollars much of which will be diverted to Project Vote in an all-out attempt to ensure his re-election with the help of massive voting fraud and bribery of labor unions.

This transformation to Marxism can only be stopped by patriots who value freedom, self-sufficiency and the principles upon which America was founded.


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

Good one by the Dr. I too wish Congress would stop him.

We are seeing such a huge rush to desrtruction and somehow it has to be stopped asap. I worry that the longer he is in office and gets his agenda put through the harder it will be to get rid of it. Look at ObamaDEATHcare, will we ever see it gone??? Dear God I pray we see that day!

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

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

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August 01, 2011

The Insanity Of ‘Blockade Harry’....by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

The Insanity Of ‘Blockade Harry’

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

The House has twice come forward with two common sense plans to CUT out-of-control federal spending, CAP the amount which can be spent annually by linking that to a percentage of GDP, and proposed a BALANCED BUDGET amendment to the Constitution. Harry Reid and his fellow addicts have not allowed either House proposal to come before the Senate for discussion; and neither Reid nor Obama has sent a written plan to the House as the artificial ‘August 2nd deadline’ approaches.

Meanwhile, the fear-mongering socialist-controlled pimp street media are trying to create hysteria amongst the American public in support of continuing Fedzilla’s spending addiction. Reid’s only ‘plan’ as scored by the CBO contains no true attempt to curb spending and balance the Federal budget and is therefore not a solution.

So whose fault is the failure to set limits on Federal spending by the artificial deadline? Consequences which arise from Fedzilla’s failure to meet this artificial deadline for ‘raising the debt ceiling’ will sit squarely on the shoulders of Reid and Obama and their dishonest media friends. Socialist Democrats have demonstrated their insanity by refusal to seek addiction treatment despite risking America’s financial solvency. Obama is even asking for another couple of trillion dollars to spend before his term is over! Here are a few facts for readers:

Fact 1: The United States has future financial obligations on the order of 114 trillion dollars to its own citizens in the form of entitlements as well as to its debtors which cannot be met no matter what happens regarding the ‘debt ceiling’.

Fact 2: The U.S. government pays out roughly 10% of its revenues to satisfy debt obligations and therefore is nowhere near a “default on the national debt” as Obama, the Democrats and the pimp street media hysterically report in order to create fear in the minds of average Americans in order to garner support for their spending addiction.

Fact 3: The current president has spent more money than the sum of all prior presidents combined. Obama and the Democrats have had no annual federal budget (which is required by law) for the past 2 years. Having no budget is blatantly irresponsible and just helps them to continue their spending spree.

Fact 4: Senate minority leader McConnell approached Obama in January this year warning that something must be done to avoid a default on Federal government obligations. Obama ignored that warning.

Fact 5: The debt rating services missed the subprime mortgage debacle and the 1.5 trillion dollar government bailout which should have led to debt downgrades. Only at this late hour do they threaten a downgrade which WILL happen regardless of the debt ceiling outcome because of reckless spending by the socialist Democrats and Obama. The only way to avoid a downgrade is to REDUCE SPENDING which the Democrats and Obama are resisting.

So far, only the Republicans, inspired by fiscally responsible ‘Tea Party’ members, elected last Fall, have been willing to treat Fedzilla’s spending addiction which has been accelerating towards insolvency and economic collapse. ‘Blockade Harry’ is doing Obama’s dirty work and they both need to get out of the way or We the People will do it for them!


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

Good write up.

I have also noticed how Reid even more the Pelois will name drop that he has spoken with "The President". LOL It is so funny once you notice this to count how often he does this, it begins to stand out even more.

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

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

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July 26, 2011

Do Not Raise The Debt Ceiling! by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Do Not Raise The Debt Ceiling!

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired


When Obama told us that he would "totally change the economic system;" "totally change America;" and "totally change the world," he wasn't kidding. There has been much speculation that he "doesn't know what he is doing." In a sense they are right, but in one thing they are dead wrong and that is he intends to carry out his promises as they pertain to the country's economic system, its social system and how America fits into the international order. To think otherwise is to ignore the obvious.

Observing the United States of America destroy itself from within is one of the most heart rending, angering, events imaginable, but it is happening. Several years ago, I included sarcastic comments in an essay for the benefit of Osama bin Laden, exhorting him to be patient because all he had to do was wait and the US would destroy itself. Tragically, that sarcastic admonition is in advanced stages of coming to fruition.

The USA, once the economic envy of the world is fast becoming its whipping boy, its laughing stock, and its economic and social black hole. Once the defender of righteousness and good, it is declining into a pit of self-delusion, over-indulgence and Rome; except that it took Rome longer to fall than the length of United States history from its founding, to date.

The International Monetary Fund is based on the U.S. Dollar but if one has been paying attention of late, there have been some heavy weights that have called for a change from the dollar to some other form of international currency. Even light-weight, Islamo-facist Iran made similar calls during the past year. And despite Obama's now comical overtures directly to the Iranian people; his embarrassing "reset" with Russia; whatever gimmick he comes up with for China; his wild inflationary spending, dollar devaluing; financial markets takeover intended to generate pressure for a "total change to the world economic system," Obama voters told voters what he intended, now he is delivering. So, why the surprise?

In an AP article dated March 21, 2009, by Andrew Taylor, "Agenda on Track Despite Worsening Deficits" Taylor explains the projection of Obama Administration multi-trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. Deficits of that magnitude were not caused by the "failed policies of the Bush Administration" about which Democrat Candidate B. Hussein Obama railed with regularity during the 2008 election cycle. Whereas it had its beginning during the Bush Administration, the magnitude and scope of the present crisis is entirely and directly attributable to Obama's initiatives.

Bush Administration deficits were child's play, at $500 billion annually, by comparison to Obama's who in league with the socialists in Congress planned the failed multi-trillion dollar spending spree; which incidentally began with his $787 Billion "Stimulus Bill," followed by the $410 billion Omnibus, earmark-bloated spending Bill. Both of which are on top of the Bush Administrations paltry $138 billion stimulus bill and the $70 billion dollar bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and $30 billion Bear Stearns bailout.

In a laughable moment during a White House Press Conference Obama stated that we would move the economy from "borrow and spend to save and invest," this on the heels of the largest expansion of government spending in history. Of course leftist and RINO "lemmings" lapped it up, but reality is that the statement was made on the heels of ten year projections of multi-trillion dollar deficits. So, either Mr. Obama didn't have a clue, or he was, in a word, "prevaricating." Worse yet, there is plenty of circumstantial evidence that Obama and Democrats intentionally overspent to bring the dollar and economy to bankruptcy so that people will beg for a complete government takeover. And what would such a takeover be called, a bailout; or the advent of totalitarian communism?

Democrats and Obama repeatedly bashed President Bush for his "failed economic policies" for, "tax breaks for the rich," "excessive spending" (if one can believe that coming from Democrats, and the cost of the "unnecessary" War on Terror, albeit we are still at it notwithstanding Obama’s pledge that we would be out within three months of his taking office). Their stated theory was that if the rich had been adequately taxed there would be no need for deficit spending and associated borrowing. They point to the "surplus" from the Clinton years to the deficit in the Bush years to buttress their argument. Additionally, they blame the cost of the War on Terror as contributing to increased deficits and National Debt. If that was the case, why are we still engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan? Heck, he’s even started a third one in Libya. (Aside: No amount of bombing short of a willingness to bomb Libya back to the Stone Age will remove Gaddafi, and even then it will likely not succeed.)

Why are the rich still benefiting from the Bush tax cuts, which Obama now, again, wants to stop, although six months ago he favored extending to save the economy? Wasn’t all this nonsense supposed to stop the moment he took office? Of course that was campaign rhetoric but he does continue working feverishly to "totally change the economic system," this time with another massive incremental increase in the Debt Ceiling.

With the benefit of a "retrospectrascope," it is fact that the downturn in the economy began when Democrats took over the Congress in 2007 after six straight years of economic growth under the Bush White House and Republican Congress. Further, Democrats including Obama voted in favor of the "Bush" stimulus bill and the bailouts for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Bear Sterns albeit those did not ignite the recession, that “miraculous” event was accomplished by the collapse of the housing sector thanks to Congressman Barney Frank and Senator Chris Dodd, both Democrats.

Obama repeatedly blamed President Bush for the "hand he was dealt," which like all good prevarications, contained elements of truth. But from the beginning he didn't divulge that his budget deficit projections were in the trillions of dollars, not for one budget or election cycle, but as far as the economic eye could see. All the while he smoothly intoned that he would cut the deficit in half by the end of his "first" term albeit with any luck at all, there won’t be a second term. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how he planned to do it.

How could Obama possibly cut the deficit in half by the end of his term? After piling up enormous deficits for several years, all it would take to fulfill his promise to reduce the deficit by half during his first term would be to cut the obscene spending during his last year in office, and Voila! The deficit would be cut in half. Far fetched? Does one think he might be leading up to it in ongoing budget negotiations? Anyone care to bet a dinner for four at Ruth's Chris Steak House? The reason he is resisting so mightily at this time is because the timing isn’t right to achieve the desired effect in the forthcoming elections.

In the event that Obama eventually agrees to cut the quadruple inflated budget in half, he would still be devaluing the dollar at a rate that is more than double that of the Bush years, but will have kept his promise to reduce the budget deficit in half (albeit there has not been a budget for the entire time Obama has been in office thanks to continuing resolutions by Democrats under Pelosi leadership).

The Unites States is on the cusp of a game of political chicken as has never before happened in this Nation. At stake is whether or not the U.S. will be brought to its economic knees by a President and Democrats who are in point of fact working to bring about a socialist/communist state with them in perpetual charge. Or will Republicans and conservatives in the Congress have the spine and skill to stay the course of economic freedom and emerge victorious over tyranny cloaked as populism.

There is plenty of current income for the Federal Government to pay its obligations! THE DEBT CEILING DOES NOT HAVE TO BE RAISED, OBAMA KNOWS IT, GEITHNER KNOWS IT AND ANYONE WHO IS PAYING ATTENTION KNOWS IT! If it goes south without a raise in the Debt Ceiling, it is because Obama chose to do it in the way he prioritized spending. Eliminating the 400 thousand jobs he has added to the Federal Government since he took office would go a long way toward reducing the deficit/addition to the National Debt.

This fight is not about money, it is about changing the character and structure of the United States of America. U.S. citizens who believe in economic freedom should make your thoughts known to your Congressman and Senators! Otherwise, stand by for the fast ride into a Cuba, Russia, China, or some other "workers paradise."

Semper Fidelis.
Bob Pappas


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

Good one by the Col..

Ever since Obama won the election our country has been in a socialist spiral and the left has been winning everything they want and none of it is good for our country. I hope and pray people keep calling and, if our side thinks we have gone into apathy like so many used to be ( no one on here but so many others were ) then our elected politicians will cave. They might cave anyway, but we can't give up on this.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:48 AM | Comments (2)

July 05, 2011

From The Left: Independence Day Celebrations For Right Wing Propagandists by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

From The Left: Independence Day Celebrations For Right Wing Propagandists

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Sequential events occurred this week which is a testament to the Left’s anti-American agenda. Two liberal Harvard University professors published a bogus study claiming that patriotic celebrations on the Fourth of July are a right-wing ploy to recruit adults and particularly children into the conservative right-wing camp. Is their treatise an example of the Left’s hatred of America’s traditional reverence for God and America’s foundations of freedom and self-sufficiency embodied in the Declaration of Independence? Firefighters’ local 321 in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin denied a recent union ‘dropout’, who supported Governor Scott Walker’s efforts to balance the state budget, his request of the union to sponsor a patriotic float commemorating fallen firefighters and police officers during ‘911’ for an Independence Day parade. Is this the Union’s petty retribution against the former member which has a larger effect of denying a patriotic exhibition on Independence Day? Obama this week lost his teleprompter and made a series of spontaneous remarks during an impromptu meeting with the pimp street media which openly showed his hypocrisy and demagoguery. This ‘President’ has been AWOL in helping Congress address his national debt crisis and even rejected Republican overtures this week to meet with Congress during recess in hopes of resolving the standoff. But as soon as Congress adjourned, Obama chided Republicans for not hanging around DC to meet with him with the remark “Where are they---one week here and next week not while I have always been here.” Then before the bowing lapdog media he blamed the largest annual budget deficit in history not on his irresponsible prolific spending but on the lack of tax revenue raised by such items as exemptions on corporate aircraft which he himself signed into law (and which amount to a miniscule sum). Steal, spend and lie---there you have it!

It was reported this week that a United Nations official has requested that Governor Rick Perry of Texas commute the execution of a Mexican national who raped and murdered a 16 year-old girl, stating the criminal was not given an opportunity for diplomatic assistance presumably from the Mexican government. Governor Perry is no idiot. Anyone who rapes and murders a minor gets what is coming to them under Texas statutes!

We also learned the Dictator-in-chief is seeking dialogue with and the good graces of the pro-jihad pro-Sharia Muslim Brotherhood in advance of upcoming Egyptian elections this Fall. The Brotherhood responded they do not trust Obama and issued a statement indicating that he was not transparent enough. Really? I thought Obama was their kin!

The Administration turns one blind eye to the leftwing National Mediation Board (NMB) which consists of three members, two of which are Obama appointees, as they try to dictate where Boeing Aircraft can manufacture airplanes and who it can hire. Boeing spent one billion dollars building a plant in South Carolina with intentions of hiring 2000 employees who voted overwhelmingly to reject union membership. The pro-union NLRB and NMB are challenging Boeing’s right to open a plant in a right-to-work state as the Administration conveniently looks the other way.

The Obama administration apparently has another blind eye among its many serpent heads. Along our insecure southern border, ATF agents who were whistleblowers on the BATFE and DOJ seditious scheme known as Project Gunrunner, whereby massive numbers of high-powered weapons were sold to straw buyers in Texas and then carried across the Mexican border to supply drug cartels, received their termination papers. DOJ and officials at BATFE deny they knew about this operation which appears to have been hatched by the Administration to invent statistics which could ultimately be used to encroach on our Second Amendment rights. Let’s wish Rep. Darrell Issa and his government reform and oversight committee the best in nailing everyone up the chain of command involved in this seditious scheme which resulted in the death of at least two ATF agents and which was designed to subvert our Constitution.

The Left continues to systematically attack our Constitutional rights from all sides and with increased frequency. This week it was learned that a director at Arlington Cemetery ordered volunteers who attend funerals for the express purpose of wishing God’s grace on the families of dead soldiers—and in some cases the soldiers themselves who have no relatives---to not utter the word ‘God’ in their prayers or personal condolences. This constitutes an incessant attempt by ACLU and the Obama administration to remove any reference to God from our culture.

The United States Congress has been remiss in not seizing anti-American maggots like Obama and Holder by their collars and charging them with sedition for breaking the rule of law and usurping the power of the people entrusted in our elected representatives. Where are you Congress? Wake up and fulfill your obligation to “We the People!”


Wild Thing's comment......

Excellent, thank you Dr. Bates.

I agree, there is so much on Obama and Hollder and our elected people know we count on them to do what needs to be done. The also know we back them so I say go for it.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (2)

Greece and Democrats by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Greece and Democrats

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

“Let’s see if I have this straight. Greece is, but for Germany and other EU nations bailing it out, bankrupt. The long and short of how that happened is that Greece having joined the EU adopted a cradle-to-grave economic model and embarked on paying its workers dream salaries and retirement benefits, not to mention “universal” health care, such as that is. Costs rapidly escalated given increases both in the number and breadth of government programs.

Having found liberal lending at the EU “trough” the cure to its expanding largesse, Greek politicians believed the “borrowing well” was infinitely deep and would be a permanent cure for its spending addiction, much like U.S. Democrats and RINOs. In the meantime, Greek government unions, similar to California, Wisconsin and other places kept beating the drum for more. The government responded by borrowing more so politicians could dole it out to union members who in turn paid union dues, a portion of which was then used to help elect the same politicians who would continue the cycle.

But, interest on the borrowed money i.e. the Greek national debt, began to mount to the point where the EU realized that Greece was too far extended to service, much less repay its debt. The scenario is somewhat reminiscent of Zorba with Greece representing Zorba, in “Zorba, the Greek.” When responsible people at the EU awakened to the fact that it was impossible for Greece to service its debt, it instructed Greece to find ways to economize.

For a short time the Greek Government “cooked the books” but was soon found out and forced to begin to tighten its economic belt. Greek Unions/Socialists/Communists reacted by blaming everyone but themselves and the situation turned ugly; Unions foment riots seen daily on TV in response to legislative grappling with the out-of-control economic situation. Were Greeks so stupid like Zorba, as to believe there would never be a day of reckoning? (Are U.S. Democrats/RINOs any different?) That EU membership would not exact a toll on its sovereignty? (Democrats in general could care less about sovereignty.) That borrowing more than the country could produce would have no consequences? Talk about arrogant! “Because I am, you owe me,” a concept with a familiar ring in certain U.S. circles.

Across the Atlantic in Washington, D.C. Democrats and RINOs have the mistaken impression like Greek politicians, that the county’s wealth is theirs to give or take, and if taxes are not generating enough revenue, “raise taxes on the rich,” or borrow more from Communist China.

In short those people believe that the Federal Government owns the Country. Why else would Congressional Democrats unilaterally enact "Obamacare" over the objections of the large majority of U.S. population who will be stuck with the bill? Their mindset is abundantly manifest in the laws they have enacted. Notwithstanding their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, most are interested only in advancing their political careers, serving themselves and pocketing the change.

Democrat strategy has always been to overspend then “force” an increase in taxes to cover the costs. In the past that worked because of the expanding economy, but this time spending is so obscene that U.S. citizen taxpayers are rebelling. How to deal with the resultant debt is the struggle in the ongoing budget debate in Washington.

Increasing taxes on “the rich” would not work even if increased to 100% because there is not enough money even at that rate to cover Democrat/RINOs spending. Incidentally 100% taxation was Obama’s father’s “dream” not just on the rich, but everyone. If those who presently pay no taxes believe they will escape, think again, they will be forced to work, the days of the free ride are over, to at long last help carry the load of their “entitlements.” “Where’s my check?”

For decades Democrats/RINOs have spent so much that as of now future generations of U.S. taxpayers will pay taxes that are so high they will essentially work to support the government and government programs. Stated another way, everyone will work for the government and the country will have arrived at the oxymoron of a socialist utopia.

This prospect is both the essence and fulfillment of Obama’s and Democrats’ strategy to “spread the wealth around.” Although there is plenty of precedent to show that their model fails 100% of the time, liberals, whether in Greece or the U.S. are endowed with the inherent and inalienable intellectual fallacy that they are somehow uniquely equipped to pick up the clean end of the socialist “turd.”

Semper Fidelis.
Bob Pappas


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

People need to wake up and see we could follow Greece in what has happened to them.

Good article by the Col.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM

June 30, 2011

Happy July 4th? by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired


Happy July 4th?

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

While in the process of closing my flooring business due to the fact as stated by Barrack Hussein Obama and his administration, “the recession is over,” and there now being no further need for me to operate for the benefit of Democrats and the Obama Administration, I received the following notice from one of my suppliers:

CWF, Inc. Memorandum
CWF will be closed Friday July 1st & Monday 4th in observance of 4th of July .
Our facilities will return to regular business hours on Tuesday July 5th.
Have a wonderful 4th of July !
Best Regards,
The CWF Team
Thank you!

We appreciate your business.

Come on! What is July 4th? It wouldn’t be Easter would it? Christmas? Valentine’s Day?

Here’s a hint, it came about because brave white men wrote and signed a document entitled the “Declaration of Independence.” Following that action and in keeping with the last sentence of the last paragraph which states: “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor,” there ensued the War of Independence that culminated after great hardship and sacrifice in the founding of the United States of America.

Since those days this country has grown as one never before in history. More wealth has been created, there is a higher standard of living albeit now in decline, than by any other single nation in all of written history combined. Sadly, now there are those who would destroy it. Such an one is Barack Hussein Obama who oft stated, “We will totally change America,” “We will totally change the economic system.” Obama would probably be happy with your representation of Independence Day as July 4th given his predisposition to eschew any symbols of patriotism until forced to wear a flag pin on his lapel.

Before we part, remember that this once greatest nation on earth is being rapidly destroyed by Obama’s and Democrat lawmakers’ policies and your ignorance. Having devoted 30 years of my life to the preservation of freedom on these shores, I urge you to learn the history of this nation and revel in the liberty you now enjoy because it is fast fading. Not because there is any lack of dedication to preserve freedom among those who wear the uniform, but there is an abysmal lack of knowledge of history, patriotism and appreciation of that freedom so hard won then, and maintained at great personal sacrifice for over 200 years!

Enjoy your freedom and Independence Day 2011, it could well be one of your last, unless you wake up.

Semper Fidelis.
Bob Pappas


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

Thank you Col. Pappas!

He is right too in what he said. Dear God I hope we can get our country back.

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

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

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

June 21, 2011

Undermining America: What You Must Know by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Undermining America: What You Must Know

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

My space and your attention are limited so I will get right to the point. Obama and his Leftwing radical friends embrace an evil agenda which is to destroy a free nation by driving it off a cliff economically and socially so they can collect the ashes and transform this nation into a third-world Fascist totalitarian state. Many of their tactics are not readily visible to mainstream America since the Left ‘owns’ the pimp street television media, but a few organizations such as Judicial Watch seek to find and expose the truth through the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) to our Congress and the American people.

The White House and its federal agencies frequently violate requests for public information in order to hide their tactics, in which case Judicial Watch brings lawsuits for contempt against the Administration and its agencies such as Department of Justice.

Here are five major areas of interest about which all Americans should be aware.

1. Obamacare: HHS (Dept of Health and Human Services) is already engaged in reviews of new life-saving cancer treatments with the apparent objective of determining which will be paid for by Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) based upon cost considerations which violates the Department’s own guidelines. The drug most recently in question is Provenge to treat prostate cancer. Under pressure from Judicial Watch, CMS recently approved coverage for this life-saving drug while denying that cost considerations were a factor in its review. This is but one example of the newly created Obamacare ‘death panels’ which will ration care based on financial considerations unless the law is repealed. Meanwhile, release of documents to Judicial Watch under the FOIA reveals the Obama administration has launched a 200 million dollar taxpayer-funded media campaign to promote Obamacare in order to manipulate public opinion!

2. Illegal alien issues: thanks to Judicial Watch, a college in New Jersey which had been granting discounted tuition to illegal aliens was forced to reverse this policy which is a violation of state and Federal laws. Meanwhile, it appears the Obama administration and its complicit Homeland Security department are working on multiple avenues for ‘stealth amnesty’---that is to legalize illegal aliens through Presidential mandates while removing Congress---and thus the electorate---from the process. Under the FOIA, Judicial Watch has filed for release of White House and Department of Homeland Security documents pertaining to such communications but the Administration has not complied. Therefore, suit has been filed against the Obama Administration for contempt. Immigration attorneys in Houston seeking deportation of illegals have reported that many 34000 deportations were suspended last year and they have been ordered to drop prosecution of such cases unless a criminal act has been committed. Is not illegal immigration a criminal act?

3. The Department of Injustice: Attorney General Eric Holder has colluded with the Obama administration to commit heinous acts of sedition and harm to American citizens in many ways, not only by not enforcing Federal immigration laws but actively subverting those laws to create a new voting bloc for Obama’s reelection, while simultaneously bringing harm to Americans living along the Mexican border. Judicial Watch has discovered collusion between DOJ and anti-American ACLU in the legal attack against Arizona’s immigration enforcement law; apparent collusion between the racist NAACP and DOJ to drop voter intimidation charges against the Black Panthers in Philadelphia during the ’08 election; the DOJ has thus far refused to release pertinent documents requested by Judicial Watch under the FOIA (for fear of being found out?). The DOJ has clearly violated Federal laws through its racist and politically-motivated ways.

Worse than that is Eric Holder’s false testimony last week before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as to his knowledge of and involvement in Project Gunrunner, specifically Project ‘Fast and Furious’ in which BATFE agents (under the DOJ) were ordered to look the other way as straw buyers purchased over 2500 assault weapons from American gun dealers, those weapons destined for Mexican drug cartels under the pretense that BATFE was tracking where these weapons would go. But the real scheme was for DOJ and the Obama Administration to build a case for firearms restrictions in America (in violation of the Second Amendment!) by manufacturing a situation whereby guns recovered from crime scenes committed by cartels could be ‘blamed’ on the availability of guns from American gun dealers. So far over 800 of these guns have been recovered from crime scenes as far as 20 miles north of the Mexican border, one of which resulted in the death of U. S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, whose family has demanded an investigation by Congress, and that anyone who was involved in this seditious scheme should be prosecuted and brought to justice. Could that be AG Eric Holder or even Obama? Current data from STRATFOR indicates that less than 12 percent of guns recovered at crime scenes south of the border in 2008 were obtained in the United States.

4. Voter fraud: the Chicago-based ‘community organizing group’ ACORN has reorganized across America under many different names (Project Vote for one) and is being funded by the Administration and the Left to continue its commission of massive voter fraud in order to get Obama reelected in 2012. Meanwhile, the ‘old’ ACORN has been investigated and convicted on at least 35 documented election fraud schemes in 17 states leading up to the 2008 election of Barack Obama. We are talking about at least 400,000 fraudulent votes! Examples include cases in Nevada where convicted felons and drug addicts were paid to register new voters who did not exist; Philadelphia, where tens of thousands of fraudulent voter registration forms were submitted; other cases in St. Louis, Connecticut, Washington State, and Texas. Methodologies range from bussing people across state lines to vote, voting names more than once, enlisting convicted felons in voter registration drives and allowing them to vote, voting on behalf of dead people, and falsifying voter registrations. I am amazed that all voters are not required to present photo ID at which time they would be checked off as having voted. Such a simple solution at the national level has been challenged as ‘racist’ by the Left!

5. Labor Unions: the Obama administration is using the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and unions to infringe on rights of companies to expand and compete, thereby further inhibiting the private sector’s economic recovery. Boeing has decided to build a plant in South Carolina. That state, like most, is a right-to-work state which does not force workers to join unions. But organized labor under the Obama Administration does not agree and is trying to prevent Boeing from expanding into South Carolina under the pretense that the company is circumventing organized labor at the expense of union workers in the state of Washington. No one is being laid off at the plant in Washington, and it is Boeing’s or any other company’s right to build where they want and employ whomever they determine to be qualified---that is America! Ultimately, Boeing must prevail or the company will do as many others have done and move overseas which further hinders America’s economic recovery. The Administration leans on its labor union supporters to be openly tyrannical and anti-American.

Obama, Holder, and their anti-American cronies must be removed, prosecuted, convicted, and punished for their crimes against humanity and America.

These animals are hell bent on destroying the private sector (the U.S. economy) through a wall of expensive regulations, by openly supporting organized labor unions who helped elect them, and preventing America from achieving energy independence and national security. They will stop at nothing to disarm patriots, and abolish our freedom of religious expression and free speech.

This spendthrift narcissistic president and his family jet around the world on lavish vacations at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars, with no annual federal budget for this year or next, no plan for addressing the huge national debt, nor any true compassion for economic hardships endured by average Americans.

This Administration also spends hundreds of billions of dollars the country does not have (except by printing and devaluing the currency) on its pet bureaucratic agencies and their objectives framed by the impractical and costly ideologies of the Left. There are a number of organizations engaged in investigating, exposing and achieving justice such as Judicial Watch, Alliance Defense Fund, Liberty Counsel and NRA, all of which deserve our support to at this most critical time to help defend against a total transformation (destruction) by the Left.


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

Excellent write up and all true!!

We have GOT to get this guy out of office and as soon as possible!

Obama is the enemy of our country and there he is in our WH. I resent deeply those that voted him into office and hold them responsible as well ! There were too many alarms and warnings about this fake and what he planned to do and they ignored all of us.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM

June 06, 2011

Brainwashed Alabama Legislator Sells Out To ‘Anti-Constitutional Leftwing Union’ by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Brainwashed Alabama Legislator Sells Out To ‘Anti-Constitutional Leftwing Union’

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Alabama Governor Bentley will decide this weekend whether to sign into law a bill passed overwhelmingly by his legislature which prevents illegal immigrants from taking jobs in Alabama at the expense of American citizens.

Predictably, the few legislators in opposition were mostly black Democrats who have been brainwashed by the Left to identify any law which seeks to enforce LEGAL immigration as ‘racist’.

Let us take a look at the bill so as to expose the ‘racism’ claimed by the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project director Cecilia Wang, and black Democrat Senator Linda Coleman who predicts the law would lead to discrimination.

The law would prevent illegal immigrants from being in the state without a valid federal registration or other proof of legal residence. Is that racist? The law would require businesses to use the Federal E-Verify system to check legal status of new employees, make it a crime for an illegal immigrant to apply for a job, and revoke the business license of any employer caught twice knowingly hiring illegal immigrants. Is that racist? The law would make it a crime to transport or harbor illegal immigrants and prevent cities in Alabama from passing sanctuary laws to protect illegals. Is that racist? If a law officer in the course of a traffic stop finds reasonable suspicion that the driver may be in the country illegally, that driver can be detained. Is that racist?

What about this bill do Senator Coleman and the ACLU think is ‘racist’? Are they suggesting that a law which prevents illegals from taking jobs which could be had by Americans---particularly black Americans who have the highest rate of unemployment---is ‘racist’? The race card is a worn-out shoe of the Left which is pulled off the shelf whenever they need to mobilize unsuspecting minority groups to support their socialist causes.

Let us not forget that all laws by their very nature single out criminals, including illegal aliens, who violate such laws enacted to protect the interests and freedom of American citizens. America is a nation of laws.

Do black Americans want their leaders like Senator Coleman of Alabama to join the ACLU’s cause on behalf of illegal immigrants who encroach on their rights and opportunities? Does the ACLU really care one whit about blacks in Alabama? Why does ACLU have an “Immigrants’ Rights Project”? Is not that anti-American when it seeks to protect those who are here illegally?

Sadly, the vast majority of American blacks sacrificed their souls and fifty years of accomplishments to the Left by voting for Fascist Obama solely on the basis of his skin color. They will have to look beyond skin color to recognize the truth behind the socialist Left’s agenda which would just as soon have them take a proverbial ‘backseat’ to illegal immigrants and any other potential new voting blocs created by the socialist left wing of the Democrat Party in order to advance their Fascist agenda. But rest assured that no black American wants to relinquish the opportunities and liberties won through the civil rights movement in order to satisfy the Left! Just ask Republican presidential candidate and patriot Herman Cain.


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

Good write up by Dr. Bates. This is so true and he is right it really is sad.

"Sadly, the vast majority of American blacks sacrificed their souls and fifty years of accomplishments to the Left by voting for Fascist Obama solely on the basis of his skin color."

Also IMO it is also sad, because they have fought for our country, died, been injured and deserve better then the likes of folllowing obama just because he is part black.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM

May 16, 2011

Where Are The Patriots In Tucson? by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Where Are The Patriots In Tucson?

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

This week a very disorderly protest was conducted by a group of Hispanic students (apparently instigated by a few of their PC teachers) disrupting the school board meeting in Tucson, AZ. The purpose of their protest was to coerce the board to allow Hispanic students to continue a curriculum designed by the PC Left which teaches hatred for American history and values.

If one watches the video clip, it is clear that something very wrong is occurring in many American school systems particularly along our southwest border. It is unacceptable that any school curriculum be politically correct towards immigrants by teaching hatred of America and thus creating yet another class of entitled people.

The Left is not ‘color or ethnic blind’ as they claim to be. In fact, they want to divide Americans along racial and ethnic lines in order to create clashing groups so that Fedzilla can continue to grow power and dominance over the American people. All students no matter their color or country of origin must learn and understand unadulterated American history for this nation to survive. A house divided against itself cannot stand!

The various radical groups which have developed in this country over the past fifty years have weakened America by creating a growing entitlement society supported by a declining group of productive and self-sufficient citizens.

The Left would have us believe that Wall Street and the wealthy have destroyed the middle class when facts show the wealthy are the ones who create jobs and opportunity, while the Left nurtures government dependency rather than self-sufficiency which translates into an expanding number of unmotivated poor.

The Left has tried to discredit traditional values which have been the roots of our strength for more than 200 years. On one end of the spectrum you have Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and black supremacy groups who claim that white racism against blacks remains rampant and is responsible for the continued failure of many black kids to succeed economically, when facts clearly show that America has gone overboard to assure that minority groups are given special preferences and taxpayer monies in an attempt to make them economically equal. So why aren’t they? It boils down to a deficiency of the family unit which instills respect for others, a value system and work ethic. This stands in sharp contrast to many other groups.

At the other end of the spectrum we have a Federal government which does not secure our borders resulting in an influx of illegal immigrants who instantly become entitled by Fedzilla in many ways which are not even available to our own American children. As illustrated by the Tucson school system, PC teachers not only make no attempt to integrate these students into American culture but intentionally tear down American values and our rules of law. Religion, discipline, morality, healthy values and a healthy dose of American history are tossed out of the curriculum. What a sharp contrast to the Jews whose education embodies all of these and who have survived centuries of persecution and even attempted extermination by Hitler and now by Muslim extremists.

In order to reach their endpoint the Left must divide in order to conquer, which is exactly what we see in Obama, Holder and their anti-American accomplices. Patriots must face this reality and stop this frontal assault on our values and freedoms. Our borders must be secured in spite of Obama’s pedantic jokes and lies during his first visit to the southwest border since he became ‘president’. Immigrants must be integrated into our culture rather than allowing the Left to divide our nation in order to achieve socialism which already proved itself a failed experiment worldwide.


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

I would love to see our politicians take a stand when they are accused of being racist etc. by someone in an interview. I have seen it too much where they let the accusations slide and more on with anothe topic. Like this write up says it is the left that pushes race, the left that pushes wanting illegals to have more rights then those that came here legally.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:47 AM | Comments (4)

May 10, 2011

The Idiot Box ( the media ) by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

The Idiot Box

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Do you ever wonder how many Americans really understand what is happening to their country and how many ignorantly believe what they hear and read from the left-leaning TV and print news media---CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, the New York Times and its numerous syndicated local newspapers? The big picture is not Bin Laden’s death, a thirty minute story which has been repetitively covered 24/7 for more than an entire week without photo proof, nor Obama’s supposed birth certificate which aired for a couple of weeks before that, but whether Americans will survive as a nation of free people rather than become slaves of growing Fedzilla---a ‘transformation’ which has been in high gear since Obama was elected.

Most of the American news media, belatedly including the ‘fair and balanced’ FOX network, pedals sensationalism rather than reality, PC fiction rather than fact, and shallow entertainment diversions instead of reporting Fedzilla’s systematic dismantling of America. There are a couple of exceptions, such as Judge Napolitano’s Freedom Watch on FOX Business Channel each evening, which report the deteriorating condition of our nation and the direction it is headed in the hands of anti-American socialist thugs. Shame on the national media and their owners!

While Bin Laden’s death occurred on Obama’s shift, there is not one whet of evidence that Mr. Obama has changed his grand scheme for a ‘new’ America! His background, his actions and his verbiage remain consistent. The plan is to transform America from the most freedom-blessed, God-fearing, self-sufficient and powerful nation in the world to one in which every part of our lives is dominated by government, with fulfillment of Obama’s ideological objective to destroy what has been ‘special’ about America so as to ‘level the playing field’ in the eyes of the rest of the world.

The Obama administration, empowered by his socialist financiers and the naïve Americans who elected him, continues to systematically attack our freedoms, subvert our laws and reinterpret the Constitution. It is all part of a conversion designed to grow government into one which regulates speech, press, commerce, healthcare delivery, the right to bear arms, how much of one’s financial assets can be kept, and personal privacy. For Obama and the Left it is about control of our lives. But you did not hear this in the Leftwing media!

The Left will continue to milk the cow of Bin Laden’s death for Obama’s political gain despite the fact that he is uncomfortable with what happened as expressed through his concern for following Muslim tradition in disposal of the body of one who is responsible for murdering thousands of innocent lives. But don’t expect the Leftist media to tell Americans that Mr. Obama and his socialist elites want to obstruct free speech in the name of PC; promote tolerance of intolerant religions including overwriting our laws with theirs; transform the best healthcare system on the face of the Earth where no one---not even illegal immigrants---goes without; create omnipotent government which can tell you which light bulbs to burn and which car you can buy; deprive you of your right to bear arms for self-defense and yet steal your earnings to further fund a massive redundant but mostly useless bureaucracy.

In closing, I found the first Republican candidate question and answer session in South Carolina last week to be more interesting and informative than I expected. It was refreshing to see true American patriots on stage----especially Governor Palwenty, Senator Santorum, businessman Herman Caine, and libertarian Ron Paul who knows better than to try and split the conservative vote in 2012. Any one of these men have ideas which put into action could reset America’s course.

I urge Americans not to ignore these debates or the urgent need for repudiation of this Administration. Every American has a vote to determine whether we allow the socialist Left to continue destruction of our economy, security and liberty, or whether we extricate ourselves from them. What is YOUR choice?


Wild Thing's comment......

Interesting write up.

" It was refreshing to see true American patriots on stage----especially Governor Palwenty, Senator Santorum, businessman Herman Caine, and libertarian Ron Paul who knows better than to try and split the conservative vote in 2012. Any one of these men have ideas which put into action could reset America’s course. "

I am not 100% in agreement with this statement by Dr. Bates. I would not include Ron Paul in the mix of coming to the rescue of the course our country is on. Ron Paul is VERY anti-semitic for one thing.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM | Comments (2)

May 06, 2011

Danger: Tax Trigger Ahead By Dick Morris

Danger: Tax Trigger Ahead

By Dick Morris

The Hill

A diabolical plot is being hatched between Senate Democrats, the White House and three Republican accomplices — Tom Coburn (Okla.), Mike Crapo (Idaho) and Saxby Chambliss (Ga.). The concept is to enact an amendment to the debt-limit extension specifying certain targets for deficit reduction and then mandating automatic spending cuts AND tax increases to take effect if the goals are not met.

This formula permits backdoor tax increases on which nobody votes and no fingerprints appear. The taxes just happen automatically — the immaculate conception tax increase. The plan will vindicate Obama’s long-term goal: to expand the size of the government’s share of the economy.

When he took office, federal, state and local spending accounted for 35 percent of GDP. Now it equals 44 percent. But as long as the extra spending is borrowed, it is not permanent. So Obama’s goal has been to lock in the higher level of spending by matching it with higher taxes.

But even the Democrats are smart enough never to vote for tax increases on the general public and, only with some hesitation, to impose them on the wealthy. Now, with the automatic trigger, they and their Republican allies can vote for higher taxes while seeming only to be supporting deficit reduction. When the taxes come as a result of the automatic trigger they enacted, they can blame future Congresses for not agreeing to the spending cuts. They can even rail against the tax increases. It won’t matter. The tax hikes will take place automatically.

Of course, what one Congress mandates, another can repeal. But the mechanism of passing a law to block the tax increases is far more difficult. You would need 60 votes in the Senate and control of the House and the presidency — a tall and probably impossible order for future anti-tax Republicans. So the politicians can have it both ways — they can oppose tax increases and watch them take effect without their fingerprints on them.

So the game plan is for the debt-limit extension to stall in the House and for the bipartisan group of six senators to swoop in with their legislation to save the day. It will seem, to all appearances, that they will have mandated deficit reduction as the price for a debt-limit hike. So far, so good. But the tax trigger will be part of the package, and we will have stripped Congress of the power to tax and delegated it to an automatic trigger.

The crucial actors in this sham are the three Republicans who are part of the six-member “bipartisan” group that is cooking up the idea for the automatic trigger. Without the political cover Coburn, Chambliss and Crapo afford, the Democrats would never be able to push so audacious a plan. But Coburn has a sterling reputation as a fiscal conservative, as does Chambliss. All three Republican senators were just reelected (without breathing a word of their true intentions to their constituents). It is vital that all Republicans let these three senators know what we think of their plan for automatic tax increases.

Of course, once the trigger is enacted, the spending cuts won’t happen as promised. Even if they are enacted, the experience with previous spending-cut/tax-increase deals is that the taxes happen but the cuts don’t. Even if the spending reductions are actually enacted, they will likely be vitiated by the impact of tax increases on the economy. The taxes will drive down what economic growth remains, depressing government revenues and driving up entitlement safety-net spending. As a result, the deficit-reduction targets won’t be reached and even more tax increases will have to be triggered. A vicious cycle akin to that which has ruined cities like Detroit will set in.

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

That the Democrats need the help of three Republicans in the Senate to push this idea suggests they no longer have a "working majority" themselves in that body.

And what about Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution?
"All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills."

Sadly, the Constitution hasn’t meant very much for quite some time now.

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:48 AM | Comments (4)

May 04, 2011

More Questions by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

More Questions

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Bin Laden is dead! What a wonderful sound after more than nine years of earnest effort to capture or dispatch him! Naturally, the other side isn’t happy, and that’s understandable, but bin Laden and the “rag headed, jihadist pigs” who follow(ed) him knew it was coming sooner or later. I wrote a number of times that in my opinion bin Laden was killed or died years ago. Now, that opinion has been rendered wrong; so be it, today bin Laden is dead! Patriotic Americans can take pride and solace in the fact that justice has been served.

If Americans could now get confirmation regarding Obama’s birth certificate both those things could be put to bed and America could move on to other issues. There is no more important issue than: that the political election process abide by the Constitution. Many in the media malign those who ask questions about Obama’s eligibility, and that maligning is all but incomprehensible given the repeated grilling to which those same so called “journalists” subjected President Bush.

Why does the media suddenly have no interest in asking hard questions? Why are they “factophobic”? What is difficult about “trust but verify”? And, why malign those who want truthful answers? Would it be that they are Democrat operatives cloaked as journalists; or proverbial wolves in sheep’s clothing? These and many other questions animate those who no longer trust the media and who seek answers to legitimate questions in their quest of the truth. Obama repeatedly promised “the most transparent administration in history,” his continuing resistance to American citizens who seek the facts about him is a non sequitur and establishes him as Deceiver-in-Chief.

Backhanded treatment by the White House and its lackeys in the media diminishes confidence in both, gives rise to and propagates conspiracy theories and when combined with fertilizer spread around abundantly by the Administration, promotes conspiracy growth. The best cure for distrust is to exercise promised transparency. Why is the establishment of authenticity of a piece of paper, or confirmation of Natural Born status important? It is important because confirmation of eligibility is fundamental to legitimate government. It is because truth-seekers have read the Constitution and are concerned about fraud in the offering; that an imposter may well have slicked his way into the highest political office in the land and is doing the nation what amounts to irreparable harm that he effectively promised. Plain enough?

What if it were suddenly revealed and confirmed that Obama is not eligible for the office of President because of unresolved citizenship issues? What would talking heads say then? Would they say, “It doesn’t matter, it’s too late, the election is over?” Would they say, “It’s too hard to do anything about it?” How about removal and jail? Do they believe that Americans can’t handle it? Get serious! Americans handled Bill Clinton, Nixon, Kennedys and other miscreants. Trust Americans, they can handle it.

So, now bin Laden is dead! What a marvelous job by SEALS and CIA operatives; and, may many other jihadist malefactors follow him to hell soon. The solution to the jihadist situation is contained in a vignette from the past. Rather than give bin Laden a “proper Muslim funeral” they should have wrapped him in a blanket soaked in pig’s blood before putting his body out for feral swine to eat. In the alternative they could have cut his head off, put that on a stake on the Washington Mall to dry, then they could have hung his decapitated body soaked in kerosene from the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and set it on fire? Thereafter ask which jihadist would like to go next! How many volunteers do liberals think there would be? PC enough?! I, for one, have had it with Obama kissing their behinds and this Muslim funeral thing is one more episode.

Finally, Americans can sleep well because their Armed Forces and CIA are on duty and awake! Well done! You make us proud and we are grateful.

Semper Fidelis


Wild Thing's comment......

Thank you to Col. Pappas. Love everything he has written.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:48 AM | Comments (2)

May 01, 2011

Silly? Who's Silly? by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Silly? Who's Silly?

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Thank you Trump for bringing enough pressure to bear that it cracked the “most transparent administration in history’s” stone wall of secrecy. Hopefully, after verification of the Certificate of Live Birth, the birth component of the issue will be over. What won’t be over is a clear delineation and definition of what constitutes “Natural Born.” Most assume it is birth in the United States; maybe, maybe not. It depends. More on that later.

Following Obama’s release of his long form birth certificate he held a news conference at which he whined about being distracted by the “silly” issue, over which he, and he alone had total control from the outset. Instead, he chose to go the its-none-of-their-business, arrogant route creating in the process a vast body of conjecture, which, given numerous inquiries into the matter, now gives rise to additional questions because of the belated release. Then there’s the question, “Why April 27th?” The answer is self-evident. But, perhaps no one noticed that he is in the campaign mode with a scheduled visit to Oprah, and three back to back fundraisers.

Obama told us: "We don't have time for this silliness,” and serious Americans agree; he told us: “We’ve got better stuff to do,” and serious Americans agree; he told us: “I’ve got better stuff to do,” and serious Americans agree; he told us: “We’ve got big problems to solve,” and serious Americans agree; he told us: “and I’m confident we can solve them,” and serious Americans agree. Then he told us: “but we’re going to have to focus on them, not on this,” shortly before he embarked on Air Force One for the flight to Chicago and an appearance on Oprah’s show where he proceeded to joke about it for the lemmings in the audience. Then, not long afterward Obama and his entourage flew to New York for back-to-back fundraisers.

But didn’t he just say? “We don't have time for this silliness. We’ve got better stuff to do. I’ve got better stuff to do. We’ve got big problems to solve, and I’m confident we can solve them, but we’re going to have to focus on them, not on this.”

Rational, thinking people among other things conclude the following:

1. Obama was blathering because he immediately embarked on the very silliness he had just maligned, with Oprah in Chicago; followed by three self-serving “silly little” fundraising events in New York;

2. He was teasing ardent dupes with “birther meat” to drain as much “silly” money as possible from them;

3. He was diverting attention from the fact that he was finally forced to show the “silly little” birth certificate;

4. He was being his normal duplicitous, deceptive, deceitful, dishonest, two faced, tricky, “silly” self; or,

5. All of the above.

Hope and Change? More like “silly” Chicago style politics.

Semper Fidelis


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

Good one, thank you Col. Pappas.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (5)

Who’s Distracting Who---And Why? by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

This video explains the layers in the document


And here’s a video explaining some of the issues surrounding this document



Who’s Distracting Who---And Why?

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Thank God! We have suddenly been shown what is claimed by the White House and liberal media to be the authentic birth certificate of Barrack Obama. Even Shepard Smith of FOX was orgasmic as he began his newscast that day. The shallow-minded with LMD will say “I told you so”, but a reasonable person will ask why it took almost three years for this to occur.

Donald Trump, in spite of the numerous free passes given to Obama by the liberal media, the courts and the Democrat-dominated Congress, proved that he alone ‘has standing’! He is correct that once the certificate is verified as authentic, he alone can then move on to Mr. Obama’s other self-created distractions and perhaps clarify for the brain-dead how this man thinks and why his presidency has brought about national disgrace and monumental governmental failure. Americans deserve no less from a president.

Obama, despite concerns expressed by conservative media outlets but ignored by the lamestreet media during the campaign regarding twenty years of “mentoring” (his words, not mine) by the racist Reverend Jeremiah Wright, chose to attend a church on Easter Sunday not to listen to a Christian message but to another racist rant by a black nationalist ‘reverend’ similar to Wright. Today I received an interesting list of quotes from the two books which Mr. Obama purportedly authored (though some claim that former Weather Underground bomber and self-avowed Marxist Bill Ayers actually penned one of them).

Every one of the dozen or so quotations from his books confirm his pathologic obsession with racial victimization and his disdain for the white race as well as America’s traditional values. Black nationalism, or black liberal ‘theology’, preaches that redistribution of wealth is but one never ending reparation by whites to blacks not only for past racism but for the delusional perception that such racism continues unabated until there is some dominance of the black race over all others.

This writer agrees with famous black comedian Bill Cosby when he notes the failure of the black race as a whole (there are plenty of individual exceptions!) to achieve economic ‘equality’ some fifty years after the civil rights laws were passed, and in spite of affirmative action which confer advantaged treatment of minority groups over everyone else, is due to epidemic failure of their family unit (the fatherless family where mom works to support her children and so on) and consequent loss of values that unit normally confers to our youth (self-sufficiency and respect for others).

Black nationalism is racist, spiteful and destructive, even of those it purports to defend. Its believers preach socialism to accomplish everlasting redistribution of wealth from guiltless hardworking and self-sufficient Americans. This false ‘theology’ should be marginalized by society and our government just as white supremacy organizations has been.

It is obvious that Obama’s attorney general Eric Holder embraced black nationalism when he ordered dismissal of voter intimidation charges against the New Black Panthers in Philadelphia. Had a white supremacy group placed punks with billyclubs at a polling site, you can be sure that Holder and the lamestreet media would have crucified them.

With the birth certificate issue possibly (assuming that it is shown not to be fraudulent when analyzed by experts) out of the way, I hope Trump will move quickly to Obama’s other distractions which I suspect would confirm what patriots already know---that he is not only the most unqualified and inexperienced president in American history but also anti-American (or un American as Greta Van Susteren says as she tries to water down the destructive personality of Mr. Obama in front of Sarah Palin).

The key point of all this discussion is that we are in deep trouble on multiple fronts and facing the real possibility that our children will not inherit a constitutional republic form of government and the liberties which it protects. America appears as a rudderless ship floating towards an iceberg commanded by the Obama administration while much of Congress, our Courts and the race baiting leftwing media shamefully look the other way.

I must conclude with a message for judges nationwide:

Do not tell me or any other American that we “do not have standing” to request credentials of one who holds the highest office in the Land. It is our right!


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

Trump had said he was gonig to have his investigators look into this and see if it was for real or not. Then he added he would talk about it in about 3 weeks. I hope he keeps his word.

Good write up by Dr. Bates.

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

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

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

April 27, 2011

Kool-Aid Now Being Served On Your Dime by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Kool-Aid Now Being Served On Your Dime

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

If you wanted to destroy America without brute force, how would you do it?

You would destroy it from inside out with help from ‘outsiders’.

You would promise to transform the nation into something undefined.

You would grow government into a more intrusive monster which specializes in wealth redistribution to weaken the self-sufficient and grow the government-dependent.

You would appoint others of your perverted ideology to take charge of important agencies, circumventing Congressional oversight and appropriate funds to those appointees to accomplish your goals.

You would ignore and/or misinterpret constitutional law to help undermine the values embodied in the U.S. Constitution and solidify that position by appointing justices who would help you accomplish those goals, including disregard for immigration law and border protection, there-by creating a dilution of natural-born American citizens with a new class of government dependents who are clueless regarding what it means to be an American but who would reward you with their votes.

You would dilute the Judeo-Christian population with other groups who show no tolerance for others in the name of political correctness. They would help you to sow the seeds of destruction of American culture and law.

You would spread our military over the globe at huge expense while weakening the defense of our national borders.

You would borrow from other nations until a financial calamity occurs which deals the final blow to the sovereignty of America.

Meet Barry Soetoro—a man who at great personal cost hides his identity and his background in sharp contrast to all prior presidents. What is he hiding and WHY? Meet the complicit American news media---organizations which unlike their British comrades look the other way when legitimate questions concerning Mr. Soetoro’s identity are raised. Why do they do this? Is it naiveté? Is it fear? Is it ideology? Meet Congress----a governing body which is being intimidated by the press should its members raise legitimate issues regarding the identity and qualifications of Barry Soetoro. Shame on them who fear the lamestreet media’s labels of ‘extremists’ and ‘radicals’ for those who ask valid questions and raise challenges to the legitimacy of Mr. Soetoro whose only proved qualifications are those of one who wishes to transform America into a nightmare.

Patriots have four options: do nothing and let America collapse at the hands of revolutionaries such as Mr. Soetoro and those who placed him where he is; to investigate, impeach and prosecute him and his appointees for high crimes and acts of sedition; replace him in 2012;or,as a final resort take our nation back through force. America is being destroyed---are you going to let that happen?


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

Well done article by Dr. Bates.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (2)

April 24, 2011

Obama: Constitutionally Qualified? Don’t Know; Open and Transparent? Not! by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Obama: Constitutionally Qualified? Don’t Know; Open and Transparent? Not!

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Before the General Election of 2008 a number of writers including me questioned Obama’s eligibility for the Presidency. My questions were based on two inextricably related factors:

• First, is Obama Constitutionally a qualified Natural Born citizen as required by Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution? Many inquiring minds are not satisfied by the State of Hawaii’s issuance of a Certificate of Live Birth because of the vagaries of Hawaii law that allowed birth registration by anyone with a couple of “witnesses” at the time of Obama’s birth, ostensibly there.

• Second, is Obama’s repeated campaign promise to be the most transparent Administration in history. It is irrational that he would at the very basic level abrogate that solemn campaign pledge; that is unless he doesn’t consider himself to be a part of his own Administration.

Was Obama born in Hawaii? Dr. Chiyome Fukino former head of Hawaii’s Department of Health released the following statement while still in office in 2008:

“There have been numerous requests for Sen. Barack Hussein Obama’s official birth certificate. State law (Hawai‘i Revised Statutes §338-18) prohibits the release of a certified birth certificate to persons who do not have a tangible interest in the vital record.

“Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawai‘i, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawai‘i State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.

“No state official, including Governor Linda Lingle, has ever instructed that this vital record be handled in a manner different from any other vital record in the possession of the State of Hawai‘i.”

In 2009 she released a further clarification which stated:

“I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Hawai‛i State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawai‘i and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago.”

Could Dr. Fukino be lying? One cannot tell. The only way to find out would be by Obama fulfilling his pledge of transparency and openness, by court action or forced by overwhelming public opinion.

Some point to the fact that an announcement was made in Hawaii papers within days of his birth and others to the Hawaii Certificate of Live birth as proof, neither of which satisfy inquiring minds. There are too many other issues which taken alone could be the subject of important investigations, and most of which raise additional questions rather than present believable answers. Then there are the “talking heads” that out of sheer Obama worship, or some misguided notion that to learn the facts would be detrimental to the nation, sweep aside any vestige of curiosity or responsibility to learn the actual truth not some preconceived version thereof. Therefore, they marginalize anyone who has the audacity to question the matter. Some may be satisfied by media buffoons who assert: “we’ve investigated, and he was born in Hawaii” without actually establishing those facts. As far as one knows there isn’t a court in the U.S. that accepts “hearsay” as conclusive evidence; and that is what Mr. Bill O’Reilly and others who lick Obama’s boots for ratings do without flinching. Then there’s the “Intimidation” Factor (pun intended) where O’Reilly either out-screams or verbally abuses those who raise the question or, he cites his years as number one cable news program, both in an effort to intimidate and/or silence legitimate unsatisfactorily answered questions; once again for ratings not serious investigation.

An April 23rd, AP article by Mark Niesse titled, “In Hawaii, accessing some Obama birth info is easy” Niesse states that in the State’s Vital Records office there is a computer generated tabulation of data that shows Obama’s birth on page 1218, highlighted in yellow. The evident conclusion is that is wouldn’t be there if it weren’t backed up by factual data.

For many the issue is not whether or not Obama was born in Hawaii, which seems to be obscurely, but circumstantially settled, the more important and central issue is his inarguable deception and betrayal of his pledge to be “open and transparent.” If he cannot, or refuses to do that at the personal level, which he allegedly defends at great expense, his claim of transparency cannot be trusted at any level. Obama’s lack of personal transparency gives life, and should, to the unsettled issue of Constitutional eligibility, that concerns a growing number of Americans. In stark contrast one recalls the media grilling that G.W. Bush endured about release of his information, upon which he released most everything.

There is no rational reason for Obama to be so tightfisted with his personal information unless he has something to hide, and that he believes the American electorate would find repugnant, repulsive and/or damaging. On the other hand it may be a ploy to keep his committed band of lemmings stirred up while distracting Americans away from damage that he is intentionally inflicting on the Nation.

For example, in a Washington Examiner 20 April 2011 article, titled “Obama: Mistakes? Can’t think of Any” writer Byron York analyzes Obama’s “dancing skills around the subject” concluding that he is no different than any other politician except if there have been any mistakes it would be that he (Obama) had not driven his agenda as deep and as fast as it should have been driven. That folks is an open statement that he has damaged the country intentionally!

Having done considerable research on the eligibility matter one finds that Courts have uniformly rejected cases brought before them regarding Obama’s eligibility on the basis of a lack of “standing;” on the other hand is the possibility of widespread, wholesale corruption of the Courts and that is both alarming and warrants investigation. Out-of-hand rejection by the Courts compels one to wonder why any bona fide U.S. Citizen does not have standing to question the ostensible President’s basic qualification.

The answer is succinctly put: “To have standing, a person must be sufficiently affected by the matter at hand, and there must be a case or controversy that can be resolved by legal action.” Evidently courts do not accord American citizens “standing” in political issues, especially this one.

However, in an instance where a candidate acceded to office though official misrepresentation, artifice or fraud it is, or should be obvious on its face to even the most naive that citizens have been harmed incident to the perpetration of such official misrepresentation, artifice and/or fraud.

A legislative case in point is the “bum’s rush” by Democrats of “Obamacare” signed into law by a President who may or may not be Constitutionally qualified. The harmful result, if nothing else is that no any law signed by Obama is Constitutional and enforceable. That same principle would apply to Executive Orders he has signed.

Those questions, left unanswered by establishing eligibility, harm all American citizens, even the ones who support him. The only way to make a final determination would be for it to be adjudicated in a Court of Law, taking it to the streets or unless Obama in a blinding moment of enlightenment and accompanying compelling need for integrity, makes the issue go away.

Semper Fidelis


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

It is up to between 2 and 4 Million obama has spent now to NOT do what we all are asking about his birth certificate. If nothing else this for me screams guilty.

Good writei up by the Col.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (3)

April 18, 2011

Donald Trump, Fox Network And ‘Ostriches’ by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Donald Trump, Fox Network And ‘Ostriches’

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Barry Soetoro continues to escalate his mockery of the highest office in our Land. Anyone who still believes that Obama’s promise to transform America is for the betterment of the nation is either retarded or embraces anti-American values. They are the baggage the rest of us carry as Obama and the Left explicitly dismantle our fiscal house and disobey the Constitution. A collapse of the Dollar would make it that much easier for them to transform the nation into a socialist regime---a government model which has repeatedly failed the world over.

Unfortunately, the club of delusionary Americans has lately been joined by Bill O’Reilly and Governor Mike Huckabee who publicly deny significance to the fact that Mr. Soetoro (aka Obama) has unlike any prior president failed to demonstrate his eligibility to run for President, and that such lack of compliance with the Constitutional requirement of birthright might allow an anti-American alien to undermine our government, which is exactly what we are witnessing!

The facts speak for themselves: why has Mr. Obama spent a fortune to hide much about his past including his long form birth certificate along with health and education records which deserve public scrutiny for any candidate running for the nation’s highest office? Why has the leftwing media given Barry Soetoro a free pass? Is it to assuage their never ending guilt over racism which occurred half a century ago, even if it means putting an unqualified person in the White House? Their PC has paradoxically placed a noose around America’s neck.

Integrity, wisdom, and statesmanship are necessary presidential characteristics completely lacking in Mr. Soetoro whose narcissistic personality dominates his actions. That was demonstrated this week when he kicked off his 2012 re-election campaign at a time when the nation needs a capable leader and not a professional campaigner. He does not care that he and Fedzillacrats have spent America into a hole to the tune of 15 trillion dollars and growing. Worse, he proposes to spend more to grow Fedzilla! How can any patriot with basic mathematical skills not understand that reliance upon foreign nations for our energy and our finances are parallel roads to national disaster? Either can be taken away from us in an instant, leading to immediate collapse our currency and our survival as a free nation. Is that Mr. Obama’s goal?

Enter Mr. Trump---newcomer to the presidential campaign trail. While portrayed as a joke by the Left and underestimated by Bill O’Reilly of FOX, he has very smartly elevated the issue of Mr. Soetoro’s eligibility to the forefront—an issue sidestepped by the DNC, the judicial branch and Congress. The Left’s cheerleaders and liberal media darlings (including Mr. O’Reilly) take their cues from their network owners and condescendingly refer to those patriots who make connections between Obama’s anti-American behavior and concealment of his true ‘identity’ as ‘right wing extremists’ or ‘birthers’. Since when did ‘fair and balanced’ include denying the undeniable? Not so for Donald Trump whose willingness to confront real issues head on in a refreshingly practical way has earned him a top spot in the list of presidential contenders. Patriots are patiently waiting to see who emerges to dump the current bag of poop from the White House.

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

Great write up! He is spot on about O'Reilly too.

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

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
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Deceit, Lying; Easter and Freedom by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Deceit, Lying; Easter and Freedom

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Deceit, lying, and relevant synonyms which when used, are intended to protect from perceived assaults on one’s ego or alter-ego but the end of which leads to the “second (eternal) death.” It began with the serpent lying to the woman in the Garden of Eden telling her: “Thou shalt not surely die,” which in due course led to the fall of humankind: “For as in Adam all die..”

It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that great harm results from deception and lying whether at the personal, communal or national level. Likewise “spin” is an interpretation of someone’s communication. It transforms the communication from precisely what was stated to a fallacious derivation with an underlying motive pertaining to what was stated; or in plain English: spin is a deception pertaining to a set of facts with the intention to sway opinion. We see it every day in politics or life in general, the purpose of which is to gain some advantage or avoid some undesirable outcome. Human life at every level is best when all parties deal in truth. i.e. No spin; “Let you yea be yea and your nay be nay;” or, as the courts require, “tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”

As one who started small, I became the purveyor of some real whoppers when it came to deception and lying. I deceived and lied in little things, medium sized things, and life-event things. I even lied when I didn’t “have to” lie. By the time I was in my thirties, deceiving and lying were so routine and flowed so easily from my lips that they became all but indistinguishable from truth. Not that I always lied, on the professional front, when dealing with hard data, I could be as factual as anyone. But when it came to protecting my ego I made excuses that were nothing more than deception and lies whether the circumstances were personal or professional.

Oh, I could see it in others and self-righteously condemned them, but when it came to my own, I had deflector shields all over the place. I could lie as deftly as an expert ping-pong player. I knew I lied, but lying and deception became an integral part of my life. The more I lied the greater the burden on my conscience but I seemed as powerless to change that as the inability to change the reasons for the lies in the first place.

Then one day God used the most important person in my life to hit me between the eyes with: “Robert, you are lying to me.” Those simple words were so filled with underlying love, so direct and pure in their delivery that it became a life-changing event. First, I admitted my lost state which included a lot more than lying; Second, I asked God’s forgiveness. For the first time in my life I understood the meaning of and absorbed “God’s Grace” made possible through His love for me and for all mankind: the sacrifice, death and resurrection of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Third, I promised to live for Him and turned my back on the old ways. There is a song whose words include: “Then Jesus took my burdens, I could no longer bear; then Jesus took my burdens, in answer to my prayer…; Yes, Jesus took my burdens and filled me with a song!” I accepted God’s Gift and now live for Him and enjoy a new, transformed life.

As one who has devoted his life to the cause of freedom, finding spiritual freedom is by far the most freeing event I have experienced.

Many years have passed since that life-changing event, and since then every day is both wondrous and fulfilling. I am a new creature; indeed I know what it means to be born again. Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest for your souls; for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Now I get it, freedom is more than absence of restraint, it is: “If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.” Martin Luther King proclaimed its essence at the conclusion of “I Have a Dream” with the words: “Free at last, free at last, Praise God Almighty, I’m free at last!”

Yes, “For as in Adam all die, Even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”

That, dear reader is real freedom! Take it, absorb it, and share it!

Have a Blessed Easter!

Semper Fidelis

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

Beautifully written, thank you Colonel Pappas.

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

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Posted by Wild Thing at 01:45 AM | Comments (4)

April 11, 2011

For America’s Sake Take it Away From Democrats by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

For America’s Sake Take it Away From Democrats

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Listening to, observing and reading the “uber” left cacophony about what amounts to minuscule reductions in the Federal Budget proposed by Republicans is so funny that one has to belly laugh them into derision. Actually that applies to both sides of the political divide, on the one hand Democrats for being so over-the-top in their ideological branding and Republicans for being too timid to step up and state the fact that spending priorities are always ideologically driven. The following are irrefutable axioms.

1. All legislation, no matter who sponsors it, affects at least two groups.

2. Legislation favoring one interested party inherently disfavors some other party.

3. All legislation is ideologically driven.

4. Politics, which is the public policy exercise of competing ideologies (except totalitarian states), is inherent in everything that is spoken or done.

This is amply illustrated by a number of headline quotes from those on the left (those from the right are too benign albeit profound, to be included):

• Democrat House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi said, “There is a war on women,” which is silly. If women want to have an abortion they can pay for it themselves rather than require those of us who find abortions both evil and repugnant to pay for them.

• According to MyFoxDC.com, Washington, D.C., Democrat Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton stated, “This (proposed legislation) is the functional equivalent of bombing innocent civilians.” Given that U.S. Taxpayers fund a significant portion of the D.C. City budget with a proscription against Federal Funds being used for abortions, any abortions funded by the City inherently absorb Federal and therefore American taxpayer support. Would Holmes Norton call it robbery if she were required to personally fund abortions?

• In an article by Jeff Poor in the Daily Caller, Jessee Jackson sees the Budget battle as: “[T]his really is a Civil War fight,” “This is making the federal government dysfunctional on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. These guys will support three wars. They’ll support tax dodgers. They’ll support the wealthiest Americans getting tax breaks. They want to cut into education and health care. This is an ideological battle.” Mr. Jackson has had a “really tough” life constantly playing the race card to line his pockets at every turn.

• In a Reuters report, according to Harry Reed: "Republicans want to shut down the government because they think there's nothing more important than keeping women from getting cancer screenings.” Of course, this too is inane since there are numerous sources by which any woman who desires cancer screening can obtain one free of charge.

One must keep in mind that these are of the same ilk who as a practical matter believe that government owns everything and that Americans are here to support their pet government programs. Their mentality is somewhat akin to the system that existed in the Soviet Union before its collapse.

One leading Democrat recently stated to the effect, that revenue (i.e. taxes) generation needs to be addressed in addition to cutting spending to get the budget and debt under control. In plain English what he meant was that Republicans should agree to raise taxes if they want to bring down the National Debt and balance the Federal Budget. His poly, if Republicans were stupid enough to fall for it, would allow him like the proverbial rooster, to mount the fence and crow that “those evil Republicans who want to take more money from the already hard pressed Middle Class.” Is there anyone so uninformed to not know that most taxpayers’ aggregate taxes amount to well over 50%. “Aggregate” taxes in this context means Federal, State and local taxes as well as excise taxes and government fees, the latter, tax by another name.

Something evil has been coming for months and will soon begin to hit full force, it is high inflation, the government’s way of eroding the value of Americans’ income in order to “spread the wealth around.” Printing money makes it available for the left’s favorite programs like funding NPR and Planned Parenthood without raising taxes but it decreases the value of individuals’ money assets. For example, take the increased cost of motor fuel which during the general election campaign Obama stated that he would have no problem with gasoline prices reaching $4.00/gallon; this increase is directly attributable to devaluation of the dollar incident to obscene inflationary spending and associated printing by Congressional Democrats and the Obama Administration. Well, he has successfully achieved that objective, with prices in many parts of the country over $4.00/gallon. His energy czar stated that U.S. fuel prices should be $10.00/gallon. Obama’s solution: "If you're complaining about the price of gas and you're only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know," "You might want to think about a trade-in." Is this the “Hope and Change” that those lemmings who voted for him expected?

Idealists and others were duped into believing that Obama and his fellow-traveling fifth columnists would work to improve America; WRONG! The present National and International debacle is intentional and brought into being by Congressional Democrats and the Obama Administration. It is a clarion call for a better way, a way that leads back to Constitutional principles and liberty, not the perversion thereof and tacit slavery where all but the Chavez, Mubarak, Gadaffi, Reid, Pelosi and Obama personalities would work on the Federal Plantation.

Semper Fidelis

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

LOVE his titte for his article. Great again form the Col.

The Democrats always mess things up no matter what. Keep their mitts off our government and out of our lives!!!!

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

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Posted by Wild Thing at 01:48 AM | Comments (2)

April 04, 2011

Message To Mr. Boehner: Starve Fedzilla! by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Message To Mr. Boehner: Starve Fedzilla!

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

“The Tea Party wing of his party refuses to give any ground. It demands a right-wing social agenda under the guise of the budget. That will be unacceptable to the American people”---states Democrat Representative Chris Van Hollen in his characterization of the difficulty House Speaker John Boehner faces in proposing a budget acceptable to the big-spending career Fedzillacrats in the Senate and the anti-American occupying the White House.

Van Hollen is well-known for his public exhibitions of socialist hypocrisy. He and his colleagues, plagued with LMD, will not listen to the mandate of the American majority which he labels as the Tea Party, suggesting they are a small right-wing minority fringe group. But Mr. Van Hollen is mistaken!

This majority consists of patriotic pro-Constitutional Americans who possess common sense and the ability to count. We clearly understand the nation is trapped in the claws of career politicians who with the help of the Federal Reserve have driven America to brink of financial insolvency; that Obama’s one trillion dollar proposed annual budget and the more than 14,000,000,000,000 dollars federal deficit must be slashed; and that growing our unfunded mandates to over 100 trillion dollars through Obamacare and other socialist anti-American programs is the path to national suicide.

The Democrat-controlled Senate resembles the gang of fourteen Wisconsin Democrats who went AWOL when they realized the majority of their Assembly would prevail to solve to a budget crisis hatched by Fedzilla-aligned Democrats and their cronies. The U.S. House of Representatives is ultimately responsible for proposing a budget the Senate can vote on and the President can sign. Most Americans understand that America is insolvent were not for the printing presses of the U.S. Treasury which continues to devalue our currency.

The Tea Party caucus of the Republican Party is right to insist that the budget is balanced AND slashes the largest national deficit in history. Harry Reid, Van Hollen and their socialist friends mistakenly believe a ‘shutdown’ will reflect negatively on House Republicans, when in reality its merely shows how these socialists are unwilling to do what is necessary to reverse America’s course to national insolvency.

Van Hollen’s quip that the Tea Party budget seeks to achieve a rightwing social agenda which would be unacceptable to the American people resorts to negative labeling and mischaracterization of the goals of the majority. He is correctly afraid that the Tea Party will defund Obamacare, taxpayer funding for abortion, and other self-destructive socialist programs.

House Majority Leader Boehner must not cave in to the career members of his own party who merely want to placate the psychologically-challenged on the other side of the aisle. A government shutdown is not as bad as the alternative!

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

I like Speaker Boehner, but I am not blind as to how he can go rino on things sometimes. He needs to be strong ALL the time, not just once and awhile. If these people do not show force to match the force of the left America will never survive.

Good article by Dr. Bates.

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

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Posted by Wild Thing at 05:48 AM | Comments (6)

March 27, 2011

Wisconsin Law Now In Effect; Soetoro Violates His Oath; Republican Leadership Forgets Mandate Of We The People

Wisconsin Law Now In Effect; Soetoro Violates His Oath; Republican Leadership Forgets Mandate Of We The People

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Last week a Wisconsin judge ordered a temporary restraining order blocking publication of the law recently passed by a majority of the Wisconsin legislature and signed by Governor Walker. The judge bowed to the 14 AWOL Democrats who fled the state to hide out in Illinois in hopes of averting the will of the majority to balance the budget deficit created by the preceding Democrat Administration.

Friday the law was published as required within ten days after the Governor signs any new law. The Court and the Union thugs will claim foul as the law goes into effect Saturday. No matter the fireworks from Union thugs, their hired peon demonstrators and the judge, the law will undoubtedly pass again after proper 24 hour notice of session should that be the court’s decision.

It remains to be seen whether the 14 AWOL Democrats will resort to their immature leftwing stunt to prevent another vote---and it really does not matter since the law will go into effect since the elected majority rules. Unions need to get with the program before their workers are replaced with qualified workers who are nonunion and dues money bound for socialist candidates in 2012 evaporates!

United States ‘President’ Barry Hussein Soetoro is being accused by his own Party members of violating the Constitution by committing our military to a conflict without the authorization of Congress as required by law. Even Dennis Kucinich (D) and other Democrats claim it is an impeachable offense.

How peculiar they latch on to this violation after ignoring Soetoro’s other impeachable if not treasonous offenses which include: forcing Obamacare through Congress with bribery against the wishes of the majority of American people without allowing members of Congress time to read the 2700 pages of Leftist crappola which degrades our healthcare to third world status and hastens national bankruptcy; Soetoro and his Democrat Party willfully hiding his birth origin in violation of Constitutional requirements; suing states for trying to secure their borders and enforce Federal immigration law which the administration is intentionally not enforcing; committing 2 billion dollars we do not have to offshore drilling in Brazil while blocking development of nuclear and fossil fuel resources at home.

Finally, the Republican leadership talks a good line but when the rubber meets the road their promise to cut the Federal budget and freeze the debt ceiling appear to be empty rhetoric---key promises upon which Republicans gained a House majority. Speaker Boehner had better organize his troops around the common sense of the Tea Party or risk losing their seats in 2012.

Survival of this nation is at stake and no rational patriot is going to allow these career politicians to continue their unaccountable and wasteful spending to satisfy Fedzilla’s addiction.


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

Our side has got to be strong, stronger then they may realize and any kind of weakness will cost our country big time. This is a good article by Bates.

I like Boehner a lot and I think as Speaker of the House he could be so awesome... could be is the key and sometimes he really is, I just want him to be consistent, I do wish he would see this is the one huge chance to get our country back from the communists, marxists progressives and there can be nothing less or it will be gone. Not only Boehner but all of our elected people on our side of the isle.

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

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Posted by Wild Thing at 07:45 AM

March 24, 2011

Uncertain Trumpet! by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Uncertain Trumpet!

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Has there ever been a more incompetent or in the alternative intentionally destructive U.S. Administration? There was Carter with his merry brood of hillbillies who out of sheer stupidity brought new meaning to the word “incompetent” to Government. But Carter was otherwise harmless, Obama’s is intentional and intended to diminish the U.S in the world community. This is amply illustrated by the international mess in Libya as one more indicator of the Obama Administration’s attack upon no, not Afghanistan, Iraq, or Libya, rather in the grand scheme of Obama’s “transparent” vision, it is an attack upon the United States.

Despite the combined support from the leftist media most Americans are savvy enough to see through Obama’s abject lack of managerial and leadership skills. That noted, one has to give the “devil” credit where it is due: he does talk a lot, albeit simultaneously out of both sides of his mouth. The most recent example is his repeated calls for Gaddafi to step aside, that Gaddafi had lost legitimacy with his own people, that he needed to go, and etc.

After having been shamed and dragged “kicking and screaming” into agreeing to impose a “no fly” zone over large parts of Libya, which is really more like preparatory fire incident to a ground invasion, Obama is now eager to abandon U.S. leadership of the effort. Adding fuel to the fire is a Coalition that from all appearances is in disarray: with France declaring that they are not at war; Germany pulling its forces from NATO; Libyan rebels on the run; Marines are reported to be on the way to rescue Libyan civilians, while Obama unequivocally states that there will be no ground troops, no matter what the outcome.

From reports, Obama is trying to do something with the Allies, although it isn’t clear just what that would be; Allies are at each other’s throats and the list goes on! Uncertain Trumpet!? For goodness sake, let a Marine Corporal, well make it a PFC take charge, he would do a better job!

Obama dithered for weeks while ostensible, freedom-seeking, al Qaeda supported Libyans protested then took up arms against Gaddafi’s terrorist regime. Isn’t it ironic that in this instance it may well be one terrorist group against another and that couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of people. Let them work out their own destiny without spending limited U.S. resources, they are going to hate the U.S. anyway, no matter what the outcome.

Given the circumstances, Libyans had the right to expect support against Gaddafi given Obama’s backstabbing of Egypt’s Mubarak, his encouragement of the rebels in Tunisia and his admonitions to the Saudi’s to ease the economic strain on their own people. But, having all but kissed their shoes during his “world apology tour,” Obama is now in the dubious position of seeking Gaddafi’s overthrow, by “diplomatic” and other non-violent means; yes, of course; the world trembles when Hillary speaks.

One cannot imagine what U.S. aircrews are doing or why they are involved if their underlying purpose is not to facilitate toppling of, or bringing about Gaddafi’s demise. Unfortunately, the present well executed attacks by U.S. forces and Allies, have the earmarks of an international relations debacle on its way to happen.

Obama’s passive aggressive, “if they need me attitude” dating back to the financial crisis of 2008, his encouraging Congress come up with the economically disastrous “Stimulus Package,” his repeated statements that have been aimed at diminishing U.S. preeminence in the world, and this present, “I can handle this on the fly” attitude about Libya, are all vintage Obama. Then combine that with leaving Congress out of the loop, which in the rarest of moments prompts one to agree with Congressperson Kucinich, one can see Obama’s innate dictatorial penchant beginning to emerge.

Yet, it was Obama who according to the Boston Globe in 2007 told Americans: “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”(as though he give one whit about the Constitution.)

Likewise, in an interview with Hardball, “If he gives authorization to war without congressional approval, I will make it my business to impeach him,” was then Senator Biden speaking of G.W. Bush. Of course anyone who knows anything knows that Biden was (and is) as full of bovine scatology then as he is now since it is the House of Representatives that impeaches.

But alas, Administration “spinmeisters” pour the swill, (or is it Kool-Aid?) for the media that attacks are to avoid genocide as happened in Rwanda during the Clinton Administration. But that does not answer the question, “where was he for the weeks leading up to this last minute decision?” (Oh, I get it, everyone missed it, he wanted to surprise Gaddafi.) But Obama is out of character as far as his Muslim supporters are concerned by bombing a nation where the “religion of peace” rules with a dictator’s fist. Louis Farrakhan, grand leader of the Nation of Islam made his anger clear when he asked Obama, “who the hell do you think you are?”

A parting shot: Obama’s circus is embarrassing if not dangerous to the U.S. and makes G.W. Bush come across as a consummate, patriotic professional but, let there be no doubt, this too is Bush’s fault.

Semper Fidelis


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

Amazing how these politicians make statements then think they won't be remembered. Especially with the internet where everything is out there someplace that was said. Biden's comment about Bush and impeachment, obama's as well about war etc. Good one Col. Pappas for bringing these up in this article.

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

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Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (3)

March 19, 2011

Are We There Yet? by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Are We There Yet?

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Given events of the past two years with Obama, Soros and the Democrat Congress doing everything possible to bring about the collapse of the U.S. so that they can rebuild it in their “totally changed” image, along with the crescendo of world and domestic events in recent weeks, one surmises that prophecy about end times may well be coming to fruition.

There is world-wide economic instability, inflation is beginning to balloon led by the cost of gasoline nearly doubling in less than a year and that alone is already having negative economic consequences; there are earthquakes in Indonesia, Chile, Haiti, New Zealand, and Japan; volcanic activity in Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Italy, Hawaii, Mexico, Peru and Russia; last year was the great oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, storms and flooding in Australia, unusual blizzards in the U.S. and heightened solar activity and storms; and, there are uprisings and wars across the Middle East from Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan and Iraq.

And there is the continuing invasion across the Southern Border of the U.S. about which Obama is doing essentially nothing.

Then, there are the lunatics in Wisconsin, ah, yes, the self-serving symbiosis of government unions and Democrats that on the one hand are elected by the Union members’ dues and on the other whose dues are contributed almost exclusively to election and re-election of Democrats. In any sane society that’s called a conflict of interest, but who ever said liberals were sane? Just watch them rage at being denied their “rights” while Republicans try to get government costs under control. Great Kabuki that’s both comical and tragic to any rational observer.

Has anyone seen Obama? Of course, he’s busy abrogating U.S. leadership; playing golf and vacationing in Rio. Obama behaves more like a poor person putting on airs after winning the lottery than the leader of the free world. We wrote early and often that Obama is an empty suit, and he has amply demonstrated that he is, and given his vaunted intellect he has to know what he is doing after two years in office being exposed to the litany of events and staff briefings that daily flood the Oval Office. He may be Mr. “Cool” but he is a policy, economic, and leadership disaster for this Nation.

All of the foregoing events are reminiscent of the twenty fourth chapter of Matthew which is worthy of quoting here in its entirety.

“Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down."

3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"

4 And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

15 "Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 "then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened.

23 "Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There!' do not believe it. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand.

26 "Therefore if they say to you, 'Look, He is in the desert!' do not go out; or 'Look, He is in the inner rooms!' do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.

29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

32 "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

45 "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. 47 Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But if that evil servant says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,' 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, 51 and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

As children are wont to ask on a trip that lasts more than thirty minutes, “Are we there yet?” No-one can say for certain, and it is likely that there are many years before the end, and there will be an end, absolutely, positively guaranteed, however, as the thirty sixth verse states, “36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.”

I confess to not understanding what seem to be incongruities in the passage nor will I attempt to explain them, but in my opinion one would be wise to be ready for the eventualities without regard to timing that is known only to God.

One thing is certain, Obama is not the Messiah and like Nero fiddles while the U.S. “burns.” Anyone for a round of golf? 2012, are we there yet?

Semper Fidelis

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

Another good one by the Col.

Obama has dumbed down the Presidency to that of a community organizer. Isn't it something that a narcissist like barack hussein obama seems to be playing a major part in bringing the world to the “end times”. When those end times will be no one knows, but for sure obama will be known as having a part in it.

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

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March 16, 2011

Outstanding Patriots Of The Week: Rep. Peter King And Gov. Scott Walker

Outstanding Patriots Of The Week: Rep. Peter King And Gov. Scott Walker

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Link to write up

This past week law-abiding fiscally rational patriots had to tolerate anti-American socialist Democrats along with their union thugs who spend millions in taxpayer dollars to bribe naïve ‘students’ and the ‘Reverend’ Jesse Jackson to exhibit explicitly childish and even criminal behavior as an attention-getting ploy which is so characteristic of mental liberal disorder (MLB).

Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin had one goal in mind: to balance the 3.6 billion dollar budget deficit incurred by spendthrift Democrats before him. The Democrats had a different goal in mind: to selfishly preserve special rights which their federal government and private sector counterparts do not have while continuing to plunder taxpayers as the nation suffers a case of terminal debt.

Democrat politicians should be required to take Economics 101 along with a few tutorials on manners and civility---two words not found in the Left’s vocabulary. It is pathetic if not humorous that 14 Wisconsin Democrats fled the state to Illinois so they could be protected by union thugs at taxpayer expense and avoid losing the vote on key financial reform measures favored by the majority. Their constituents recognize they were AWOL while still being compensated by state taxpayers. Their absence from the Wisconsin legislature violated a number of laws and rules which should be addressed by the state including clarification as to who paid them off to desert their posts.

The majority of citizens nationwide regard these charlatans as childish and destructive to the democratic process. They are cry babies when they don’t get their way. I cannot recall at time when Republicans or Independents deserted their obligations to the electorate when a vote was not going their way.

Recall that public unions collect dues from their members whose salaries and benefits are paid for by taxpayers. Their goal is to continue their special privilege of taking but not giving back during hard times for America which in large part have been caused by the Democrats whom they elected. About 90% of those who protest in Madison are not even from Wisconsin---they are flown or bussed in at taxpayer expense to create a scene for empathetic Leftwing media outlets. Unfortunately for them, most citizens know that America’s public unions are like spoiled children of socialist career politicians who get reelected largely through massive diversion of money from union members to their political campaigns and then engage in payback tactics to union bosses. Obscene!

Not surprisingly, the ‘Reverend’ Jesse Jackson showed up to cheer the protesters on as though he could relive the days of the civil rights movement of the sixties. Jesse pretends he is a spokesperson for the ‘working class’ when reality shows he has a persecution complex and loves to exploit that in front of the Leftwing media outlets. He and wealthy slob Michael Moore excite protesters into a frenzy which results in destruction of private property and mortal threats against legislators and their families.

The Left’s ways define them from Tea Party Patriots who behave as responsible mature adults and carry out peaceful rallies to educate the public and our politicians about their pledge to uphold the Constitution---a sacred document for which the Left has no respect. Republicans and Independents must continue the march forward to halt and reverse growing Fedzilla and its wasteful spending, and put public workers’ on par with private sector and Federal workers. Remember this: Equal rights for all; special rights for none!

America’s other Patriot of the Week is New York Representative Peter King who successfully spearheaded a long overdue public initiative to face up to and deal with radicalization of Muslim youth which now poses a growing threat to our national security.

Representative King along with Republicans on the Committee for Homeland Security made it crystal clear that the hearings were not targeting a specific religion or race, but rather a specific problem---Islamic Jihad, which has been responsible for tens of thousands of deaths of innocent people including moderate Muslims over many decades. The Left was well-represented by Democrat Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green of Texas and Representatives Jackie Speier and Laura Richardson of California, each of whom predictably sang the same chorus that the hearings were appalling for singling out or ‘profiling a religious group’, while suggesting such hearings should also address militias and white supremacy groups---none of which rise to the level of Jihad. Even the Muslim witnesses who testified before the committee exalted Mr. King’s efforts and disagreed with the broken record of off-topic racist accusations leveled by these four representatives.

One has to wonder if Green, Lee, Speier and Richardson are really that stupid in not recognizing the reality that our nation and its identity is being threatened from within by Jihadists or are they simply trying to use their PC to divert the committee’s attention away from the problem (if so, that is self-destructive). Fortunately rational educated people prevailed and were able to circumvent the false characterization painted by the Left and begin the process of educating members as well as the public regarding the fact that about 15% of Muslim youth in America between ages 18 and 29 say they support suicide bombings to achieve their goal of killing the ‘infidels’ and establishing universal Sharia Law. To solve a problem one must first define it and then coordinate efforts at all levels.

Cheers for Peter King, Scott Walker and all other patriotic Americans who conduct themselves as mature educated adults as they combat the destruction of America by foreign and domestic elements which include Jihadists as well as the radical Left which exploits political correctness as a method to divert efforts to efficiently target those who would bring about the demise of our nation, its foundations, and traditional values.

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

I agree, Pedter King and Scott Walker had withstood a ton of attacks, bashing and all the left can give them. I pray they get a lot of support from people that love America so they know we out number the crazy left out there.

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

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

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February 28, 2011

Just Shut The Damn Thing Down by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Just Shut The Damn Thing Down

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Democrats are not taking ‘We the People’ seriously. They continue to snuggle up with money laundering big labor unions and the Democrats’ support base composed largely of government dependents. The American majority made a loud and clear statement last fall by electing rational fiscally conservative candidates to a House majority and into key positions at the state level. Too bad we did not accomplish same in the socialist Democrat dominated Senate which, despite the best intentions of the House, will likely block any meaningful spending cuts at the Federal level. And there is also Dictator Obama’s veto pen.

The Federal government has driven America into the ground in a very short time and continues to dig deeper. Sadly, big labor unions have been transformed into partisan political machines while giving only lip service to their membership whose dues, ultimately paid for by taxpayers, go straight to socialist Democrat political campaigns via union bosses. That means our tax money is being misdirected to support the election of socialist Democrats!

During the industrial revolution, unions were necessary to ensure humane working conditions and adequate worker pay particularly in the private sector. But today we see loss of much private industry to overseas competitors, leaving America with a large private service sector along with taxpayer-funded government bureaucrats, teachers and an assortment of public workers where work conditions are no longer a significant issue. Some public sector employees make out like bandits when compared to their private sector counterparts, with wages and generous benefits funded entirely by taxpayers.

But now the nation is bankrupt. Local municipalities and taxpayers are struggling. The last election was solely about downsizing government spending at all levels which requires revamping entitlement programs and asking public employees to start picking up some of the tab for their own retirement and healthcare benefits. State governments do not have time to engage in ‘collective bargaining’ over a few reasonable nominal changes imposed upon public employees who are ultimately employed by We the People.

The alternative to minimal sacrifice by public sector workers is layoffs for those who refuse to participate. I am certain there are many qualified workers in the private sector who will happily take their place. I am equally certain there are plenty of union members who would rather resign their union membership than lose their jobs.

The message of the Tea Party remains: downsize government and spending. State governors and their legislatures have increasingly taken that message seriously. With regressive socialist Democrats standing in the way, we should not expect meaningful progress at the Federal level.

The republic will continue to collapse into the laps of Barry Soetoro and his anti-American supporters until We the People enforce alternative plans. In the short run, perhaps shutting down most Federal government offices would be a good thing (no pay for no work either). If the Senate and Mr. Obama will not embrace spending cuts demanded by rational people, and then shut the damn Fedzilla monster down until they do.


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

Good one by the doctor.

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

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

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February 14, 2011

Who Is Most Clueless---The Administration Or The Media? by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Who Is Most Clueless---The Administration Or The Media?

by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Fact 1: Most Egyptians hate America. America has kept the Mubarak dictatorship in power for almost 30 years as he amassed wealth for himself, family and his close friends. With the people discontent and the economy in shambles, the military probably had the most to do with insisting that Mubarak cede his power to them and onward to an as yet undefined new leadership.

Fact 2: Most Egyptians are Muslim and believe in Sharia Law. Christians are a minority in Egypt and fear for their lives not knowing who will ultimately lead their nation.

Fact 3: The CIA totally missed the clues preceding the Egyptian uprising against Mubarak. Director of Intelligence for the Obama administration, James Clapper, was delusional or lying when he characterized the Muslim Brotherhood as a secular group which does not eschew violence as a means of establishing Islam as the world’s single religion and culture. The Muslim Brotherhood’s doctrine follows the Koran with the goal of establishing Sharia Law internationally and endorses terrorism if necessary to accomplish that goal. We have no idea yet what role the Muslim Brotherhood will play in Egypt’s new future.

Fact 4: The Obama Administration, hated by the Egyptian people, pulled a narcissistic John Kerry imitation by first supporting Mubarak and then repudiating him in favor of the protesters who were winning according to feed from CNN (sadly Obama’s only intelligence resource during the crisis). And the American lamestreet media also followed the same chorus without a clue as to what was really happening (outlined in Fact #1).

The Egyptian people have suffered not only under the tyranny of the Mubarak’s regime but a deteriorating economy even as the Mubarak family fortune is estimated in the billions of dollars with assets in Switzerland and Britain. The military has been financed with the help of 1.3 billion U.S. dollars each year. Question now is what happens under military rule. And when/if elections occur who will emerge as the new leader of Egypt? Will that leader respect America and Israel’s existence and, if not, will America cut off aid to Egypt’s military? What domino effect would an anti-American/anti-Israeli government in Egypt have across the Middle East?

The CIA revealed its lack of insight into the Egyptian situation and spokesman Clapper is delusional or alternatively was commanded by someone else to publicly paint a false picture of the Muslim Brotherhood, as if to endorse them should they be a significant role in Egypt’s future government. His speech confirms this Administration’s empathy for (if not fear of) Islam while disrespecting America’s identity and the government’s needs to call out radical Islam as the root of worldwide terror and violence.

Obama used the national media to pontificate regarding the Egyptian government shakeup, when he would have done better to keep his mouth shut since his Administration has no influence on events in Egypt, not even the respect of the Egyptian people. His attempt to portray the uprising by the Egyptian people as bringing about needed (but unspecified) ‘change’ analogous to that which he promised to bring to America if elected President is pure narcissism. It is paradoxical that Obama calls for a transition to ‘democracy’ in Egypt, while his Administration has tried to move America away from democracy by usurping states and individual rights and trying to place them under control of the federal government.

Finally, the U.S. media including FOX reporters like Shep Smith were nearsighted and read to America only what is handed to them from clueless reporters on the ground in Egypt. It is frightening that our government and our media pretended to know and understand the inner dynamics of the Egyptian crisis when in hindsight they did not. Their shallow idiocy continues until We the People change that.

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

Good article, he does a good run down of what happened. He is right about.

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

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

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January 15, 2011

Hillary’s Incurable Foot-In-Mouth Disease

Not sure if she fell before or after she made her stupid statement.

Hillary Clinton Falls While Boarding Plane


Hillary’s Incurable Foot-In-Mouth Disease

By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

While speaking in an Arab nation, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a most disgraceful statement that the murder rampage in Tucson was an example of an American extremist just as there are Muslim Jihadists who commit awful acts not in line with the wishes of the majority of Muslims around the world. Well let us set the record straight for Ms. Clinton since she is either extremely stupid or alternatively and more likely trying to snuggle up to Muslim nations.

There are many thousands of Jihadists around the world who have committed acts of murder and violence for decades. Worse, peaceful Muslims will not speak out against them as silently offering their support for Jihad in order to rid the world of the ‘infidels’ who do not believe as they do. Those who commit Jihad are not insane but intolerant and know full well what their objectives are for the rest of the world..

In the United States, there are rare occurrences whereby deranged individuals commit murderous acts as happened in Arizona. In contrast to those who wage Jihad, they are mentally ill and usually delusional.

The news media has incessantly obsessed about the motives of a madman while failing to recognize that certain individuals who are mentally ill do not think normally and may have twisted ‘motives’ based upon delusional thinking and often hallucinations. So where is the connection between the young Arizona murderer and Jihadists, Ms. Clinton? Americans expect more of you but you have failed to understand the basic difference between mental derangement and sanity. You statement was an insult to America as you attempted to placate Muslims by painting Americans with a similar brush.

The media will try to distill the motives of the Arizona tragedy into a neat little package when there are none, further confirming how shallow if not intentionally distorted the secular progressive news media are. They incessantly try to blame any negative event on someone or some group with whom they do not agree politically when there is no connection but mere confabulation. Great example of liberal mental disorder!

This horrible incident in Arizona will not silence We the People who are fighting in defense of our Constitution and our freedom which have been increasingly assaulted by the Left---the same Left-wingers who were responsible for a number of bombing attacks such as the NYC police station in the 1960s, those who spat on our returning Viet Nam vets, and the despicable America hating pastor and his guests to whom Obama listened for more than 20 years before deciding that he was capable of changing America perhaps in ways which would satisfy his mentors.


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

Great write up about what Hillary said.

Hillary, Vince Foster deathly disagrees with you.

The Democrats are desperate right now and know they will be wiped out in 2012 if they don’t desperately do something on shutting down political freedom in this country.

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

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

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January 10, 2011

DEMOCRAT And Hate Monger Pima County Sheriff Dupnik Pushing His Agenda Of Hate Instead Of Being A Good Cop

Megyn Kelly confronts Sheriff Clarence Dupnik over his attempts to politicize the mass shooting in Arizona that left six people dead. Dupnik has been trying to link the shooting to “vitriol” coming from talk radio and “bigotry that goes on in this country.”


Arizona Sheriff’s News Conference No Place For Personal Political Opinion

By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

In the midst of a local tragedy committed by a young man with some type of mental derangement, the Democrat Sheriff of Pima County in Tuscon hosted a news conference which violated the code of conduct of such informational sessions by repeatedly injecting his personal political views and opinions rather than sticking to the facts of the case. His comments are an insult to upstanding law-abiding citizens who support Arizona’s immigration law and Americans who find the secular progressive destruction of our Constitution outrageous. Every reasonable person knows the Arizona law was the consequence of willful failure of the Federal government to enforce federal immigration laws and secure our borders.

For Sheriff Dupnik---a Democrat who publicly opposed that law in a letter to the Wall Street Journal---to suggest this horrible criminal act may have resulted from an increase in “vitriolic language and hate speech heard on radio and some other media outlets” is synonymous with labeling anyone who opposes and speaks out against corrupt government as similar to the individual responsible for the crime which occurred in Tuscon.

The lame street media will certainly make a big deal about the murderer’s motives in an attempt to label “We the People” as of the same ilk because we speak out and protest against those elected officials who actively seek to destroy the foundations of the United States of America by distorting and trampling our Constitution. No such connection can be made, but the secular progressives will hammer that home nonstop for weeks to come until some other tragedy occurs to divert their attention.

There is also no doubt there will be a huge liberal media uproar about second amendment rights which in their minds (plagued by liberal mental disorder) should be revoked because of such incidents. They will ignore the fact that not one crime has been committed with a firearm by a U.S. citizen who has a legal permit to carry. The murderer in the Arizona incident like others in the past apparently did not have legal permit to carry and on top of that showed obvious derangement to commit such a heinous act of mass murder. His actions have nothing to do with second amendment rights nor can his actions be blamed on published or verbal media content which condemns the willful destruction of America by liberal extremist America haters. The Sheriff of Pima County has violated our expectation that he keep his personal secular progressive political views out of public presentations which should stay on point regarding details of the crime committed. May God’s hand be with those who lost their loved ones in this terrible tragedy and the recovery of the injured.


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

This VILE sheriff should be FIRED asap and never again be allowed to be in the Police Force. He is NOT doing his job, he could not wait to get his ugly face in front of a mic and spew his hate for the right, for Tea Party people.

What makes all of this even sadder then it already is, is that instead of being able to mourn those killed, to feel badly about what happened, all the attacks from the left are keeping EVERYONE from being able to let the process happen that needs to go on.

Excellent write up by Dr. Alan Bates.

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

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

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December 18, 2010

Just One More Reason Why by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Just One More Reason Why

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

House of Representatives passage of the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT) is one more reason why throwing out Democrats and liberal RINOs was well justified in the mid-term election. Just as they rammed Obamacare through despite opposition by the vast majority of Americans, that same group is now trying to cram repeal of the proscription against openly practicing sodomites in the Armed Forces down the throats of Americans.

To give their cause the appearance of credibility, one supposed former member of the Armed Forces, Representative Patrick Murphy, Democrat of Pennsylvania stated that he did not care whether a soldier wrote love letters home to his boyfriend or girlfriend, all he cared about was whether or not the soldier could kick down a door or could shoot straight. That mode of thinking raises the question about whether or not Murphy was aware of sexual proclivities of his soldiers; and, if he was aware of their breaking the military sodomy law, whether or not he had the integrity to enforce it.

Murphy’s comments suggest that he was aware but declined to do carry out his sworn duty to uphold the law. More likely, he’s making it up, i.e. he is deceiving his constituency, homosexuals, the Congress and the American people. What a great Representative!? And we wonder why the country is in trouble? People of Murphy’s ilk have already done enough damage, now they want Americans to figuratively, and perhaps literally “bend over!” Here’s a suggestion: Non-sodomite supporters, i.e. liberals, of repeal should get out there and lead by example; live it don’t just advocate for it! Think about it, even Oprah strongly defended against the rumor that she might be a lesbian. Coming from her, why do that if she sees nothing out of the ordinary with the behavior?

Present law stipulates that homosexuals may serve in the military services! The lame and trite claim that they somehow compromise their integrity by keeping their sexual proclivities to themselves is both a Red Herring and specious argument. If someone could explain how keeping one’s sexuality to oneself breaches integrity, that would be enlightening. They cannot, those who try engage in “liberal speak,” the oral expression of a mental disorder.

Assuming liberals in Congress repeal DADT and let that Pandora out of its box, would the Congress follow through and mandate revision of the UCMJ that proscribes sodomy and illicit sex? To do so seems logical enough.

UCMJ Article 125-Sodomy
“(a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense.
(b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall by punished as a court-martial may direct.”

In the meantime, the next objective of homosexual advocates would be to permit mutually consenting same-sex partners to engage in sex in the “privacy” of their barracks rooms and it follows, to be married. Using repeal of DADT as their vehicle, advocates for the oxymoron would attempt to then attempt to cram “homosexual marriage” though the Congress because it would no longer make sense to allow homosexuals to ostensibly practice it in the Armed Forces (while “defending” the country) and not allow them to “marry.”

An honest assessment of a lesser but likewise ill-advised action on the part of the Congress, i.e. putting females on ships, is that repeal of DADT would be another unmitigated manpower and readiness disaster. Americans who care about the Nation’s security would be wise to oppose repeal and to block homosexual behavior from being openly practiced in the Armed Forces.

Semper Fidelis


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

IMO there is a big difference in someone that happens to be homosexual and is in the military vs. pushing the Gay Agenda and this repeal of DADT is just that. It is all about pushing the Gay Agenda and that is wrong. There is not a single institution in this great land that they do not want to tear down, demolish, devastate, obliterate, and annihilate......The object of all this effort on their part is power — pure, unadulterated power.

Remember the movie "Miracle On 34th Street"?

The lawyer for Santa Claus argued and won the case for his "legitimacy" by showing the US Post Office (a branch of the US Gov't) "recognized" Santa as "legit" (with all the rights associated with it) by accepting and delivering his mail.

IMHO, this is ALL this repeal is about.

Once the US Military "recognizes" LGBT (, gay, bisexual, and transgender) as "legit", they will HAVE to be officially recognized by the WHOLE US Gov't as legit,(states rights be damned), with all the heterosexual rights that go with it such as getting married, teaching Boy Scouts, being a priest , pastor, school teacher, etc, with all the "All Communist Lawyers Union" (ACLU) chomping at the bit to sue into oblivion anyone who denies the "rights" of these "newly Gov't recognized" groups.

Don't forget....the homosexuals will be a protected class in the military....anyone who speaks out, or rebuffs their advances will be disciplined with a hate crime. The congress has already been talking about the “special training” military men will need.

This was an excellent write up by Col. Pappas and to add to that I am putting a quote by Duncan Hunter below.

Retired Congressman Duncan Hunter released this statement today regarding this weekend’s critical votes in the United States Senate:

"And once again, the liberals in the Senate and the House are prepared to “reward” the great men and women who won the war in Iraq by forcibly injecting practicing homosexuals into their ranks. I would advise the members of the Senate and the House to listen to your Marine Commanders, who commanded the point of the spear, the tip of the spear – that is the platoons, the companies, the battalions, and regiments of Americans in combat – to reject this new legislation that would repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. What the legislation really amounts to is an unprecedented injection of practicing homosexuals into the ranks of young men and women who joined the US Military not only for all the benefits that are offered, and not only for the opportunity to serve their country, but also for the wholesome atmosphere that the US Military has always maintained, with its reliance on traditional values. Those traditional values are about to be ripped apart by the leftwingers in the House and the Senate. My advice to all the members of the Senate who want to see the continued effectiveness of the US Military is to reject this radical approach that is being spearheaded by Barrack Obama and Harry Reid in the next couple of days."

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

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

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December 02, 2010

Rocking Obama's World By Caroline B. Glick

Rocking Obama's world


By Caroline B. Glick

Crises are exploding throughout the world. And the leader of the free world is making things worse.

On the Korean peninsula, North Korea just upended eight years of State Department obfuscation by showing a team of US nuclear scientists its collection of thousands of state of the art centrifuges installed in their Yongbyon nuclear reactor.

And just to top off the show, as Stephen Bosworth, US President Barack Obama's point man on North Korea was busily arguing that this revelation is not a crisis, the North fired an unprovoked artillery barrage at South Korea, demonstrating that actually, it is a crisis. But the Obama administration remains unmoved. On Tuesday Defense Secretary Robert Gates thanked his South Korean counterpart Kim Tae-young for showing "restraint." Thursday, Kim resigned in disgrace for that restraint.

The US has spoken strongly of not allowing North Korea's aggression to go unanswered. But in practice, its only answer is to try to tempt North Korea back to feckless multilateral disarmament talks that will go nowhere because China supports North Korean armament. Contrary to what Obama and his advisors claim, China does not share the US's interest in denuclearizing North Korea.

Consequently, Beijing will not lift a finger to achieve that goal.

Then there is Iran. The now inarguable fact that Pyongyang is developing nuclear weapons with enriched uranium makes it all but certain that the hyperactive proliferators in Pyongyang are involved in Iran's uranium based nuclear weapons program. Obviously the North Koreans don't care that the UN Security Council placed sanctions on Iran. And their presumptive role in Iran's nuclear weapons program exposes the idiocy of the concept that these sanctions can block Iran's path to a nuclear arsenal.

Every day as the regimes in Pyongyang and Teheran escalate their aggression and confrontational stances it becomes more and more clear that the only way to neutralize the threats they pose to international security is to overthrow them. At least in the case of Iran, it is also clear that the prospects for regime change have never been better.

Iran's regime is in trouble. Since the fraudulent presidential elections 18 months ago the regime has moved ferociously against its domestic foes. But dissent has only grown. And as popular resentment towards the regime has grown, the likes of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, supreme dictator Ali Khamenei and their Revolutionary Guards have become terrified of their own people. They have imprisoned rappers and outlawed Western music. They have purged their schoolbooks of Persian history. Everything that smacks of anything non-Islamic is viewed as a threat.

Members of the regime are so frightened by the public that this week several members of parliament tried to begin impeachment proceedings against Ahmadinejad. Apparently they hope that ousting him will be sufficient to end the public's call for revolutionary change.

But Khamenei is standing by his man. And the impeachment proceedings have ended as quickly as they began.

The policy implications of all of this are clear. The US should destroy Iran's nuclear installations and help the Iranian people overthrow the regime. But the Obama administration will have none of it.

Earlier this month Gates said "If it's a military solution, as far as I'm concerned, it will bring together a divided nation."

So in his view, the Iranian people who risk death to defy the regime every day, the Iranian people who revile Ahmadinejad as "the chimpanzee," and call for Khamenei's death from their rooftops every evening will rally around the chimp and the dictator if the US or Israel attacks Iran's nuclear installations.

Due to this thinking, as far as the Obama administration is concerned the US should stick to its failed sanctions policy and continue its failed attempts to cut a nuclear deal with the mullahs.

As Michael Ledeen noted last week at Pajamas Media, this boilerplate assertion, backed by no evidence whatsoever is what passes for strategic wisdom in Washington as Iran completes its nuclear project. And this US refusal to understand the policy implications of popular rejection of the regime is what brings State Department wise men and women to the conclusion that the US has no dog in this fight. As State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley told the Wall Street Journal this week, the parliament's bid to impeach Ahmadinejad was nothing more than the product of "rivalries within the Iranian government."

Then there is Lebanon. Since Ahmadinejad's visit last month, it is obvious that Iran is now the ruler of Lebanon and that it exerts its authority over the country through its Hizbullah proxy. Hizbullah's open threats to overthrow Prime Minister Saad Hariri's government if its role in assassinating his father in 2005 is officially acknowledged just make this tragic reality more undeniable. And yet, the Obama administration continues to deny that Iran controls Lebanon.

A month after Ahmadinejad's visit, Obama convinced the lame duck Congress to lift its hold on $100 million in US military assistance to the Hizbullah-dominated Lebanese military. And the US convinced Israel to relinquish the northern half of the border town Rajar to UN forces despite the fact that the UN forces are at Hizbullah's mercy.

In the midst of all these crises, Obama has maintained faith with his two central foreign policy goals: forcing Israel to withdraw to the indefensible 1949 armistice lines and scaling back the US nuclear arsenal with an eye towards unilateral disarmament. That is, as the forces of mayhem and war escalate their threats and aggression, Obama's central goals remain weakening the US's most powerful regional ally in the Middle East and rendering the US incompetent to deter or defeat rapidly proliferating rogue states that are at war with the US and its allies.

Having said that, the truth is that in advancing these goals, Obama is not out of step with his predecessors. George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton both enacted drastic cuts in the US conventional and nonconventional arsenals. Clinton and George W. Bush adopted appeasement policies towards North Korea. Indeed, Pyongyang owes its nuclear arsenal to both presidents' desire to be deceived and do nothing.

Moreover, North Korea's ability to proliferate nuclear weapons to the likes of Iran, Syria and Venezuela owes in large part to then secretary of state Condoleezza Rice's insistence that Israel say nothing about North Korea's nuclear ties to Iran and Syria in the wake of Israel's destruction of the North Korean built and Iranian financed nuclear reactor in Syria in September 2007.

As for Iran, Obama's attempt to appease the regime is little different from his predecessors' policies. The Bush administration refused to confront the fact that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are Iranian proxy wars to a large degree. The Bush administration refused to acknowledge that Syria and Hizbullah are run by Teheran and that the 2006 war against Israel was nothing more than an expansion of the proxy wars Iran is running in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Obama's failed "reset" policy towards Russia is also little different from its predecessors' policies. Bush did nothing but squawk after Russia invaded US ally Georgia. The Clinton administration set the stage for Vladimir Putin's KGB state by squandering the US's massive influence over post-Soviet Russia and allowing Boris Yeltsin and his cronies transform the country into an impoverished kleptocracy.

Finally, Obama's obsession with Israeli land giveaways to the PLO was shared by Clinton and by Bush, particularly after 2006. Rice who compared Israel to the Jim Crow South was arguably as hostile towards Israel as Obama.

So is Obama really worse than everyone else or is he just the latest in a line of US Presidents who have no idea how to run an effective foreign policy?

The short answer is that he is far worse than his predecessors.

A US President's maneuver room in foreign affairs is always very small. The foreign policy establishment in the Washington is entrenched and uniformly opposed to bending to the will of elected leaders. The elites in the State Department and the CIA and their cronies in academia and policy circles in Washington are consistently unmoved as well by reality which as a rule exposes their policies as ruinous.

The president has two ways to shift the ship of state. First he can use his bully pulpit. Second, he can appoint people to key positions in the foreign policy bureaucracy.

Since entering office, Obama has used both these powers to ill effect. He has travelled across the world condemning and apologizing for US world leadership. In so doing he has convinced ally and adversary alike that he is not a credible leader; that no one can depend on US security guarantees during his watch; and that it is possible to attack the US, its allies and interests with impunity.

Obama's call for a nuclear free world combined with his aggressive stance towards Israel's purported nuclear arsenal, his bid to disarm the US nuclear arsenal, and his ineffective response to North Korea's nuclear brinksmanship and Iran's nuclear project have served to convince nations from the Persian Gulf to South America to the Pacific Rim that they should begin developing nuclear weapons. By calling for nuclear disarmament, he has provoked the greatest wave of nuclear armament in history.

Given his own convictions, it is no surprise that all his key foreign policy appointments share his dangerous views. The State Department's Legal Advisor Harold Koh believes the US should subordinate its laws to an abstract and largely unfounded notion of international law. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy believes terrorists become radicalized because they are poor. She is advised by leftist extremist Rosa Brooks. Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to open criminal investigations against CIA operatives who interrogated terrorists and try illegal enemy combatants in civilian trials.

In all these cases and countless others, Obama's senior appointees are implementing policies that are even more radical and dangerous that then the radical and dangerous policies of the Washington policy establishment. Not only are they weakening the US and its allies, they are demoralizing public servants who are dedicated to defending their country by signaling clearly that the Obama administration will leave them high and dry in a crisis.

When a Republican occupies the White House, his foreign policies are routinely criticized and constrained by the liberal media. Radical Democratic presidents like Woodrow Wilson have seen their foreign policies reined in by Republican Congresses.

Given the threats Obama's radical policies are provoking, it can only be hoped that through hearings and other means, the Republicans in the Senate and the House of Representatives will take an active role in curbing his policies. If they are successful, the American people and the international community will owe them a debt of gratitude.


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

Excellent article by Caroline Glick.

So is Obama really worse than everyone else or is he just the latest in a line of US Presidents who have no idea how to run an effective foreign policy?

The short answer is that he is far worse than his predecessors.

The long answer includes his domestic policy and the list of names of domestic enemies that could be mentioned.

Against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:48 AM

November 28, 2010

The Roots of Obama's Rage by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

The Roots of Obama's Rage

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

The thesis of Denish D’Sousa’s book, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” is that Obama is fundamentally anti-colonial, the United States of America is colonial in its international relationships, i.e. Africa (most of it by guilt through association with European colonial empires), Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan, and therefore he (Obama), has to “undo the damage” first by apologizing, then by spreading the wealth to countries that the U.S. has ostensibly exploited.

At home, Obama is fundamentally socialist in his approach while touting free market’s, but signing legislation and issuing Executive Orders that are intended to fundamentally transform the U.S. from a market economy to a government run economy; and, he is succeeding. Why, if otherwise did he nationalize the car companies, bail out banks in exchange for major ownership stakes, and cram “so called,” health care reform down the throats of an unwilling populace, all the while claiming that this last was what the American people want.

So, here is a President who is determined to “totally change America” “totally change the economic system,” and here’s one that is not often remembered, “totally change the world.” If he collapses the U.S. economy he will succeed at all three objectives. Unfortunately, should Obama succeed it will be a world that is infinitely worse off than at any time in history. It is notable that no other U.S. President in history has worked so intensely to destroy his own country than Barack Hussein Obama.

One of the Congress’ responsibilities as a separate branch of government is to provide funding ot run the government on the one hand, and to advise and consent to the President’s actions, on the other.

If the Republicans want to do something worthwhile, they will investigate the underlying causes of the economic collapse of ’08, which although complex is not too hard to understand if one devotes even a modicum of thought and analysis to the issues.

The economic collapse did not just happen, succinctly put it was caused by a combination of government mandates which were intended to advance home ownership whether or not mortgages could be paid; banks that saw an opportunity to make huge profits by pushing loans to unqualified borrowers; Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s bundling those loans with performing loans then selling them to banks that used them as collateral to borrow money that could then be used to leverage stock transactions; totally out of control stock market speculation, day trading and borderline, as well as over-the-line illegal gaming of the market through insider trading activities; all timed so that speculation in the oil markets would drive gasoline prices to all time highs at precisely the same time that sub-prime mortgages were adjusting upward to normal interest rates.

The overwhelming increase in costs to millions of homeowners caused by gasoline prices and mortgage payments simultaneously doubling caused cascading defaults throughout the entire financial system.

Voila! It all happened co-incidentally, at precisely the moment in the general election campaign to affect the outcome. Soros and Congressional Democrats could not have planned it better!

Further, the Congress should investigate the sources of the hundreds of millions of dollars of contributions to Obama’s campaign that were below the reporting threshold. Since Obama promised to be totally transparent, he should have no problem cooperating in an investigation into the sources of those contributions. We, the American people would like to know even if the contributions were supposedly legal.

Then, all the while working to reopen the nation for business by creating a healthy tax and labor environment, the Congress should rein in Obama’s patently un-Constitutional Executive Orders, for example, the proposed one/ones that would have the EPA issue regulations to effectively impose “Cap and Trade;” and thus drive the cost of heating, cooling and transportation through the roof in the name of controlling carbon emissions and by extension, global warming.

Republicans have an historic opportunity to set this nation back on the right path after having “blown it” leading up to the election of ’06. In fact if they fail the Republican Party will disappear into the ash heap and another more conservative party that is aligned with the majority of Americans will emerge to replace it forever.

Message for the Congress: It’s time to serve the American people, not enact legislation that effectively makes the American people serve the government.

Incidentally, as for the title, America will win.

Semper Fidelis


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

I agree, it is time, long past time, our government listens to we the people. What we saw from the many Townhall meetings shocked me. To see how elected officials treated the people that pay their salaries etc. should have left everyone wide awake as to what has happened and how much we need to fight back for our country.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:45 AM

November 22, 2010

Obama’s Refusal To Acknowledge Threat Of Radical Islam By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Obama’s Refusal To Acknowledge Threat Of Radical Islam

By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

A few weeks ago my wife and I traveled to from Florida to Nevada, but when we picked up our suitcases at the baggage claim, I noticed the combination lock on our main piece of luggage was broken and the latch would not function. A second latch irrelevant to entering that suitcase was also broken. I inquired of the airline and they denied any responsibility for damage and blamed TSA. Our luggage was unlocked when we checked it at the ticket counter.

Neither my wife nor I are on any terrorist watch lists and have been loyal law-abiding loyal Americans for more than 50 years. Why would TSA target our suitcase? Why did TSA elect to damage an expensive piece of luggage when it was checked in unlocked to begin with?

The concise answer is that Obama and those in charge of Homeland Security and TSA have at the very least a misguided approach to prevention of terrorism based upon political correctness which prevents the only proven successful solution---profiling those individuals most likely to be terrorists.

Diehard liberals like Obama, Napolitano and TSA Director John Pistole don’t learn by watching those who already know how to do something---like Israeli airport security teams who are crack experts at spotting would-be terrorists primarily by watching human interactions, mannerisms and targeting those who are most likely to promulgate terrorism based upon past history. Instead, liberals have to reinvent a politically correct way to do everything even if it abuses our constitutional rights.

Damage to our luggage was an intentional harmful act without cause for which our government is responsible. I could care less that they were only doing their job by ‘randomly selecting our luggage for screening’ as was written on a card inserted into that suitcase by TSA. They had no reason to enter it or to destroy the locking mechanism. TSA can claim that the luggage was not unlocked but either they are wrong or some baggage handler accidentally spun the combination and locked it prior to some robotic TSA employee selecting our bag for open search.

Meantime, Islamic terrorists think far ahead of TSA which merely reacts. Ironically, Islamic terrorists have only been stopped while already aboard flights by fast-acting passengers who overpower them. They board flights because TSA ignores the reality that both physical and psychological profiling are the key to prevention, whether in an airport or at Fort Hood.

Whether you are from Yemen or Pakistan does not matter to the TSA or to Obama and his czars. In fact, some of the top positions at Homeland Security are Muslims appointed by Obama.

Could illegal search and seizure of citizens at airports be the first test of this Administration as to whether Americans will complacently surrender their constitutional rights? What next?


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

Well done by Dr. Bates.

YSA refuses to employ technology that can help them identify travelers who are more likely to be a threat than others. That technology is profiling. Orders from Obama, Homeland Security and the PC lefties.

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

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

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November 17, 2010

Obama---An American Disaster By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Obama---An American Disaster

By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Forbes magazine in September published a very insightful article which explains why Barack Obama is anti-American (1). In a nutshell, Barry Soetoro spent his formative years in Kenya and Indonesia—not in America---and adopted his rogue father’s anti-colonialism philosophy. Anti-colonialism holds that nations which gain independence may do so politically but not economically and therefore still depend on their former captors. Such nations are therefore assumed to be oppressed and their oppressors must be neutralized. Virtually every bit of his behavior can be explained by the belief that America is an oppressor nation whose wealth and success have been at the expense of others in the world and, therefore, America must be neutralized.

Obama over the past two years has initiated a course of destruction of American incentives for education and productivity through which individuals and ultimately the entire nation may enjoy the fruits of our labors rather than becoming government dependents. Historically, America has been a leader in innovation and productivity, which benefits all Americans rich and poor alike as well as the rest of the world. Obama believes that the rewards of one’s success should be distributed by big government to others domestic and abroad who are not so successful for whatever reason. His two-faced approach to the Bush tax-cuts is an illustrative example of this thought process. He believes that there are two classes of people defined by some arbitrary level of income set by him, and that those who earn over a certain income level should be forced by law to pay not only more in absolute number of dollars but as a higher percentage of their earnings to the government for the purpose of wealth redistribution.

This flies in the face of history which shows that Federal tax revenues have been highest when tax rates were lowest. Why? Businesses are able to invest revenues in capital goods and workforce so as to develop profitable products which generate more earnings rather than give their earnings to wasteful and inefficient big government. Imposing punitive taxation on those who earn the most is not only unfair but ignores the real problem of national insolvency---out-of-control, irresponsible spending by big government.

The anti-colonialism ideology of redistribution of wealth does not stop at the domestic level. Obama and a host of other wealthy elites who are exempt from eating their own cooking (Al Gore comes to mind) believe that America must redistribute its national wealth abroad to less wealthy (and usually socialist) countries via such schemes as ‘cap and trade’ as well as outright financial donations of money despite the current state of insolvency in which we find ourselves (thanks to our Federal government’s ‘charity’ and waste). While the Chicago climate exchange closed down recently, those intent on worldwide redistribution of wealth through imposition of energy taxes on Americans and other industrialized nations are still plotting ways to accomplish their objectives.

Fortunately for Americans, other economically powerful and developing nations such as China and India are not interested in such constraints on their economic development based upon the myth of global warming. The greedy socialists in America however will continue to seek ways of profiteering at our expense.

In conclusion, ‘President’ Obama (aka Barry Soetoro) was elected by morons and those with evil intentions to destroy the foundations of this great nation. He is the most dangerous president in the history of America and must be shown the door as soon as possible before more damage is inflicted on our nation. He is the laughing stock of the world and a nightmare for Americans.

(1) Forbes Article


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

Good article. I agree that there were different reasons why people voted for him too. Either way it all got him elected and to destroy.

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

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

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November 13, 2010

“Obama’s Economic View Is Rejected On World Stage”

“Obama’s Economic View Is Rejected On World Stage”

David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog

by Joseph Klein

The title of this post is not mine. It is the lead headline on the front page of today’s New York Times. Frankly, I never thought I would live to see the day when at least a flicker of journalistic integrity appeared in the Times newsroom, if not on its editorial page.

It took three New York Times reporters – Sewell Chan, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and David E. Sanger - to do the heavy lifting on this story of President Barack Obama’s monumental failures during his current Asian journey.

They begin their article as follows:

President Obama’s hopes of emerging from his Asia trip with the twin victories of a free trade agreement with South Korea and a unified approach to spurring economic growth around the world ran into resistance on all fronts on Thursday, putting Mr. Obama at odds with his key allies and largest trading partners.

Obama was unable to use his charm offensive to nail down the long-delayed free trade agreement with South Korea, first negotiated by the Bush administration. It seems that South Korea’s definition of free trade is largely one-way – to help its economy at the expense of American workers.

At the G-20 economic summit in Seoul, South Korea, our major allies and trading partners rejected key elements of Obama’s economic stimulus strategy of wild deficit spending and support for the Federal Reserve’s monetization of our nation’s federal debt.

The criticism coming from China and Brazil is no surprise. China, in particular, has followed a deliberate policy of manipulating its currency for its own advantage and has been a major contributor to current global economic imbalances.

However, when traditional allies like Great Britain and Germany join the chorus of critics, you know there is a serious problem. While Great Britain is just beginning on the course of budget-cutting under its Conservative Party Prime Minister David Cameron, Germany can already show proof that budget austerity is not incompatible with economic growth. Chancellor Angela Merkel has managed to avoid spending heavily on stimulus programs while still producing the most successful recovery in Europe.

This means, of course, that the same reckless economic stiumulus policies that got Obama into so much trouble politically at home are now embarrassing him – and, by extension, our country – abroad.

As reported by the Times:

Mr. Obama repeatedly found himself on the defensive

Add to this Obama’s bumbling performance during the earlier portion of this foreign trip. Most notable was his non-answer to a straight-forward question about jihad posed to him by a student in India.

In response to the question, “What is your opinion of Jihad?” Obama said:

Well, the phrase Jihad has a lot of meanings within Islam, and is subject to a lot of different interpretations. But I will say that, first, Islam is one of the world’s great religions. And more than a billion people who practice Islam, the overwhelming majority view their obligations to their religion as ones that reaffirm peace and justice and fairness and tolerance. I think all of us recognize that this great religion in the hands of a few extremists has been distorted to justify violence towards innocent people that is never justified.

Obama was responding to a questioner in Mumbai, the scene of a horrific attack by Islamic jihadists. One would think that he would have used the opportunity to call on all peace-loving Muslims to rise up and reject the meaning of “jihad” that is associated with radical Islamic ideology - that killing the infidel in the name of Islam is justified under sharia law.

It looks like the only “achievement” that Barack Obama will have on his current trip to Asia is another attempt to placate the Muslim world by whitewashing the rougher edges of Islamic ideology. This leader of the Free World has once again embarrassed his country.

Joseph Klein is the author of a new book entitled Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations and Radical Islam


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

George W Bush literally set up a trade deal with Korea. It was all set to go. Then Jihad Obama came along and messed with it causing them to reject it.

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November 12, 2010

Without Veterans there Would be no U.S.A. by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired


Without Veterans there Would be no U.S.A.

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

“Thank you” to the thousands of readers of these essays who heeded the exortations and voted for a return to sanity. Not, the Washington Mall “Return to sanity” sponsored by Stewart and Colbert, but a return to sanity by the vast center of the country who understand that Obama and Congressional Democrats have spent at nearly twice the rate of revenues and have increased the national debt to the point where like it or not Americans will be forced to pay confiscatory taxes as part of Obama’s “spreading the wealth around.”

The reckless spending action during these past two years by Congressional Democrats and the Obama Administration is the most serious security threat that this nation faces. The great unwashed, flyover country, ordinary Americans got it, and now hopefully the Congress and Administration will too. Thanks for electing officials who for the most part have promised to adhere to sane policies and legislation that will bring the nation’s fiscal posture back into reasonable balance and stop in its tracks the Obama agenda to “totally change America.”

When Democrats have heretofore gone on their spending binges, it was they alone. Unfortunately, the Bush Administration and Republican Congress followed the classic Democrat model evidently hoping perhaps that it would buy them career status and a fat pension at the end. They broke the traditional fiscally conservative mold and tried to out-democrat the democrats rather than reign in spending so that the economy could catch up. This time the house of cards erected by both parties collapsed and the American people have been left holding the bag. We’ll see how the new Congress proceeds. More on this later.

With that noted, there are about 26 million U.S. Military Veterans, about nine percent of the total census. The bulk of that number are no longer WWII era Veterans, the most celebrated heroes, rather there are the approximately 8 million Vietnam era Veterans who are sadly the most maligned military in U.S. history. Fortunately, the nation as a whole has learned a lesson about its military Veterans and at the least nowadays thanks them for their service. Veterans never make the decision to go to war, no one consults the ones who do the fighting and they may not even agree with the decision, but they go, they fight and some die in the interest of what political leaders declare to be the vital national interests.

Republicans generally get it right, but the political left has never embraced the reality that they would not have a platform from which to spew their vicious venom if it were not for the soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen who defend the Nation that makes their leftist blather possible. And, shamefully, the Congress has not always stood by the Nation’s Veterans, despite finding both time and funds for snail darter research, helium storage, the study of sexual arousal in anesthetized female rats, not to mention a complete litany of mind boggling wasteful spending.

Despite a rocky start with its consideration of legislation that would require Veterans to individually procure private insurance for medical treatment, the Obama Administration has improved the lot of Veterans spurred by retired Army General Shinseki as the head of the VA, who have suffered psychological injuries with significant initiatives involving Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as other disability programs that are more in keeping with Veterans’ sacrifices.

Today, the United States owes more to its Veterans than it is capable of rendering, most find that a hard pill to swallow considering obvious waste, but they understand and carry the burden imposed on them silently and largely without complaint.

A nation’s greatness is reflected by the manner in which it cares for its Veterans, for it is to them that the nation owes that greatness. From everything one reads America is in decline, not that it has to be that way because that can be changed. Perhaps it is in part because of its long term failure to its Veterans. On this Veterans Day, it is appropriate that Americans pause to reconsider its values, change it priorities and properly honor its long line of active and retired Veterans.

Semper Fidelis


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

God bless Col. Pappas, I love to read his writings. Well said Col and thank you. If you ever see we post your articles know we are grateful for your service and for your continued sharing of yourself in your articles.

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

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

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November 11, 2010

America, the Rock; and U.S. Marines by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired


America, the Rock; and U.S. Marines

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Currently there is a Department of Defense (DoD) review underway whose general purpose is to analyze and make recommendations regarding the role and missions of the U.S. Marine Corps. One supposes that such a review is conducted for each of the services and that is a good thing. As one, privileged to bear the name, Marine, a natural defensiveness wells up whenever the suggestion of a challenge to its merit arises. So, if this comes across as defensive, so be it.

Like so many Marines who have gone before I had a share of combat, hardships, separation and heartache; and yes, Marines heart. The Marines Hymn spells out the glories of the Corps better than anything one could write, Toys for Tots exemplifies the tenderness, and recruiting material captures the allure, but nothing comes close to the experience.

As a Major assigned to work at the Pentagon, a “giant” expressed being a Marine better than anything I had heard it up until that time. Then Colonel (later Major General) Dennis Murphy characterized it as “owning a piece of the rock.” Owning a piece of the rock (America) is many things, events, places and people. Owning a piece of it is religious experience of sorts animated by young Marines who do the grinding hard work that keeps America free. Marines learn commitment and doing it right the first time better than anyone else on earth. Marines lead in military matters, science, industry, education, and even in government where they stand as a bulwark against shifting values in an increasingly valueless society.

Marines may not agree on everything, but they have the courage of their convictions, express them without hesitation or apology and stand ready to defend them against all enemies, foreign and domestic. They have variously been referred to as Devil Dogs, American Spartans, Leathernecks, Soldiers of the Sea, and characterized by a wide variety slogans and slang expressions most of which are “colorful;” and understated.

There is no occupation on earth that offers the challenges, dangers, opportunities, hardships and satisfaction comparable to the Corps. There, one can accomplish and achieve ones highest aspirations but lest one think that it’s a cake walk, there are unimaginable challenges that only personal experience can explain and the most eloquent words fail to describe.

The U.S. Defense Budget for 2010 ranges somewhere between $880 Billion and $1 Trillion dollars. A significant amount of that is devoted to “Overseas Contingency Operations.” The Marine Corps portion is approximately $30 Billion dollars or about three percent of the DoD Budget. Marines derive the benefit of Army, Air Force and Navy Development programs, and the Corps even has its own Combat Development Center; but those are sunk costs and even the pro-rata portion of the other services’ would be small. Dollar for dollar and person for person the Corps is the best value in the U.S. Military Arsenal; for that matter it is the best value the Federal Government has to offer, bar none!

The U.S. Marine Corps has the only credible forcible entry capability in the world, and everybody knows it. So, when some tin horned dictator gets too big for his britches or a threat arises to vital U.S. interests, a fleet of Navy ships moving in that direction with a U.S. Marine Battalion Landing Team aboard gives pause to most. So, if some brilliant analyst and/or politician gets the unsavory notion that there is money to be saved by eliminating or drastically cutting the Marine Corps, think again. If there wasn’t a U.S. Marine Corps, one would have to be invented; and as long as there is a U.S. Marine Corps there will be a United States of America!

Happy 235th Birthday Marines; and Semper Fidelis, America!

Semper Fidelis


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

Thank you Colonel Bob Pappas and Happy Birthday Marine!

Excellent write up!

God bless our Marines and all our branches of services on this special Veterans Day.

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

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

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November 06, 2010

Strip Joe Biden of His Motorcade? by Daniel Freedman

Strip Joe Biden of His Motorcade?

by Daniel Freedman

Since the Obama administration announced a series of measures in October last year to put an end to distracted driving, including an executive order directed at federal employees, Vice-President Joe Biden’s motorcade has been involved in at least five crashes. That’s an unusually high number for such a motorcade.

In August, after Mr. Biden met New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion, two New York City police motorcycles escorting the Vice-President were involved in an accident. That followed a high profile crash in February, in which figure skating Olympic gold medalist Peggy Fleming and former bobsled champion Vonetta Flowers were injured. The two athletes were riding in the Vice-President’s motorcade at the Vancouver Olympics when the rear vehicle of the motorcade hit the back of a second vehicle, knocking it into a third car.

Last November, while Mr. Biden was on his way to appear on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart, a police car escorting him collided with a cab, injuring officers and occupants of the other car. (While the Vice-President didn’t mention the crash during his appearance, he did joke that having roads cleared for him was a big perk. “Hell, I’ve never driven in New York with no traffic before,” he told Mr. Stewart.)

That November, cars from Mr. Biden’s motorcade were also involved in two other reported accidents: A Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy escorting the motorcade was injured in a collision; and in Maryland two cars that were part of the Vice-President’s security detail hit (and killed) a pedestrian. These five incidents are just the reported ones; it’s possible that there are others as well.

While it’s not uncommon for presidential and vice-presidential motorcades to be involved in crashes, it is rare. There are usually just one or two reported incidents in eight years in office. So what’s worrying about Mr. Biden is the high number of incidents his motorcade has already had, still less than two years into the job.

How motorcades operate (and the number of cars involved) depend on the location and an evaluation of potential threats. Local police are brought in to help map out routes, and in complex situations motorcycle cops are directed to ride ahead to block traffic. (In less risky situations, it’s just a series of cars, although the president usually always travels with a counterassault team, decoys, and an ambulance.)

Accidents are normally rare because while the motorcades do move at fast speeds, the drivers and riders assigned to them are the very best available. They are trained to operate at high speeds through traffic, and are known to be calm, professional, and safe. Sources familiar with presidential motorcades say that if an accident happens it’s probably because the riders are distracted, or because someone – whether the principal or staff – are urging them to speed up and not be late.

Distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was the cause of nearly 5,500 deaths and 450,000 injuries last year. And officials believe that the actual figure is higher as police reports often don’t document whether distracted driving was a factor. So it’s commendable that the Obama administration has been battling distracted driving, including telling federal employees to lead by example. (The president’s executive order instructed the country’s four million federal employees not to text message while driving in government cars or while conducting government business.)

The campaign against distracted driving has also gained celebrity endorsements. The Jonas Brothers have been involved in a no-texting-while-driving campaign, and Oprah Winfrey has launched a “no phone pledge,” receiving the support of fellow celebrities like Sandra Bullock, Tina Fey, Jerry Seinfeld, and the cast of Glee.

When President Obama signed the executive order, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood declared:

“This order sends a very clear signal to the American public that distracted driving is dangerous and unacceptable. It shows that the federal government is leading by example.”

Whether distracted driving or something else is causing the high number of incidents involving Mr. Biden’s motorcade, it’s still dangerous and unacceptable – and it’s setting the wrong example.


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

My gosh, I wonder if Biden is doing the driving.

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

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

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October 31, 2010

The Choice Tuesday: Vote For Tyranny Or Restoration Of American Liberty

The Choice Tuesday: Vote For Tyranny Or Restoration Of American Liberty

By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

American patriots must get out and vote Tuesday and offer to participate where possible in reporting suspected voter fraud which has already been reported throughout the country. Most of these incidents involve filing false absentee ballots or altering the vote tallies registered by computers. The U.S. Justice Foundation has a list of at least a dozen documented fraud incidents thus far. Labor unions and the remnants of ACORN and related anti-American organizations have been the primary culprits so far.

Such criminal fraud seeks to alter the outcome of close votes which in turn affects the makeup of Congress and thus our ability to counter the tyrannical takeover of America by this Administration. It is crystal clear that Barry Soetoro is unqualified to be President with paper thin credentials, carefully concealed background, and radical extremist friends. He hates America and what our nation has stood for---strength, defender of freedom, and free enterprise. He is the product of Muslim upbringing resulting in identity confusion as expressed in the books he purportedly wrote.

The socialist ‘progressive’ Democrats are all about converting America to a socialist regime which has proved to be an economic disaster in Europe. Americans who have not awakened to this assault are either too stupid to understand what they are sacrificing or actually want to trade their liberty for government dependence. The question then becomes who is it they expect to support them if those who are productive and paying taxes are no more? Recent polls indicate that by January 2013 ----just two years away---that some 46% of the nation’s doctors will quit the practice of medicine.

Why? Because a panel of bureaucrats will dictate whether or not these doctors can treat their patients according to accepted guidelines which conflict with government’s objective---spending as little as possible on actual medical care by rationing and aged-based treatment.

It is interesting how some 88% of the black voters recently polled would still vote for Obama again. Since we know he hates what America stands for, it sadly follows these black voters, in contrast to other ethnic minorities, must harbor dislike of the American values of hard work and self-sufficiency which Martin Luther King strived to give them back in the 1960s---how ironic! .

Further it proves that racism still exists but on the other side of the fence!. Most Hispanics detest the intrusion of illegal immigrants into America because they compete with those who immigrated lawfully and have productive lives and jobs.

The decision this Tuesday alone will not be sufficient to reverse the current course but will at least put the brakes on the car going off the cliff so that we can change our nation’s leadership in 2012.


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

I agree it is a first step to take our country back from those seeing to destroy it. I hope and pray it is a BIG step and one that will make a big difference and then on to 2012 for another big step.

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

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

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October 11, 2010

Look Beyond Campaign Lies At What They Have Done

Look Beyond Campaign Lies At What They Have Done

By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Article can be found HERE

The Democrat elite ramped up their distortions and lies this week in their desperate attempt to fool the voters yet again, after putting an America-hater in the White House to accomplish undefined ‘change and transparency’.

This scoundrel and his puppeteers are well on the road to completing their agenda of growing government (and our debt) at taxpayer cost, destroying our economy, and allowing invasion of our borders. Just how much destruction of personal freedom and states’ rights must occur before voters wake up and put a stop to this tyranny?

Most Democrat incumbents are running as fast as they can from Obama, like people trying to escape a fire in a crowded theatre. They know their vote for Obamacare and massive misappropriation of taxpayer money will be their loss if they cannot divert voters’ attention away from Fedzilla’s rampage. Hence they avoid those topics while hardcore liberals including Obama use their pathologic personality traits of lying and stealing to try and convince voters that the ruling elite know what is best and “just need some more time”.

They are liars of the highest order, diverting taxpayer dollars from already broken entitlement funds to pay off the unions, to fund fraudulent organizations like ACORN who helped put them into office, and implement unaffordable inefficient healthcare and energy bureaucracies. They try and divert attention away from these realities by accusing opposing patriots of having no plan or falsely accusing them of wanting to take away entitlements from our growing government-dependent population. While Republicans are not off-the-hook, most have recognized the will of “We the People” and have tried to block the suicidal ideological programs which this Administration and its left-wing czars have tried to ram through Congress.

The upcoming elections are absolutely critical if “We the People” are to survive this relentless takeover and destruction of America. We must not let apathy and ignorance be our downfall! Our failure at the polls will leave but one alternative. Will our military officers abide by their oath to defend the U.S. Constitution and halt Obama’s destructive path. They owe allegiance to the Constitution---not the President.

We The People must clean house and do the same in 2012 when Mr. Soetoro’s term ends and he goes down in history as the first President whose agenda was to destroy our founding principles and convert “We the People” into government-dependent serfs. Reversing the damage already done with Obamacare, a 1.3 trillion dollar spending spree, and the estimated 13 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities will be a long-term process. Look beyond campaign lies of culpable incumbents of either party and at what they have done to our nation. Vote for constitutional patriots with conservative fiscal principles who are our only chance for a peaceful solution to this historic takeover of America.


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

Excellent write up, I really like it.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM | Comments (1)

October 10, 2010

Like The Economy, Self-loathing, Open Borders? Vote for a Democrat

Like The Economy, Self-loathing, Open Borders? Vote for a Democrat

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

It is a tragic day when a country’s leader, whether legitimate or not, finds satisfaction in playing a major part in bringing that country to its economic knees. And so, Barrack Hussein Obama finds great satisfaction. As much as he tries to lay blame at “Bush’s” feet for the nation’s economic distress, which worked for a while, it is increasingly clear that he, and his socialist/communist operatives and lemmings, is the architect.

The media in general with notable exceptions assume that Obama has tried to help the economy, a demonstrably false assumption. Obama has repeatedly stated as the economy declines, “We are on track.” Even as he campaigns for his socialist cohorts for reelection he shouts, “We have to stay the course.” What many assume, which is absolutely naïve to do, is that “staying the course” is intended to help the economy, an absolutely false assumption. Staying the course from Obama’s perspective is to bring the economy to complete collapse then impose wide ranging government control, because “we cannot let the economy fail.” That is where Obama wants the economy to go, and it is obvious from everything he does.

While employment was going off the cliff Obama proclaimed, “The economy is on track,” he knew what he was saying. When he stated that the trillion dollar stimulus would keep unemployment from going over eight percent, he knew that was a fallacious claim. When he said that he was a unifier he was right, he has unified communists, socialists, Muslims, and non-taxpayers. But he delights in spitting in the face of the majority of Americans who want a relatively free market economy with minimum but necessary government intrusion.

If one likes the way Obamacare was enacted against the will of the vast majority of Americans, the, with one hundred percent certainty, predictable degradation in health care, the ongoing draconian increase in insurance rates, exemption from “Obamacare” for members of Congress, unions, and other special interests; taxpayer bailouts of the financial and automotive industries, the housing crash, Stimulus I, II, III and possibly IV, impending onerous tax hikes that will constitute the largest increase in taxes in the nation’s history, the greatest increase in national debt in record time in the nation’s history, destruction of the “American Dream;” greater political and racial polarization, higher unemployment, loss of national stature, devaluation of the U.S. dollar, becoming the world’s leading international relations basket case, abandonment of traditional allies, bootlicking of Islamic nations, increased border violence, taking State’s to court, less hope and more depression to mention just a smattering of
his “hope and change” objectives, one probably should vote for Obama and his political cronies in Congress.

Just ask oneself, “Am I better off today than I was when Democrats in 2006 and then Obama 2008 were elected?” “Who set up the housing crash?” “Who put the economy near the cliff?” Those who know the facts not the spin, know it was Democrats and Liberal Republicans in the Congress and to be fair, a President who was too weakened by constant attacks in the media and by the new majority in the Congress to do anything about it.

But, if Americans want to re-open the nation for business, create jobs, lower taxes, reduce the scope and reach of the Federal and State Governments, and get the nation out of the doldrums, then vote ever single careerist out of office and that might even include some personal friends. It’s time for Americans to take back their government from political careerists, lobbyists, big government, fat and lazy bureaucrats, and restore to Americans real hope and a bright future.

Unlike government unions, most Americans do not want the stale benign existence of being taken care of by the state; most Americans’ forbearers did not come here for that. But with the effective “open borders” attitude of this Administration notwithstanding its advertised deportation achievements, which are questionable at best and fraudulent (like California legislators 340% overstatement of pollution) at worst, this Administration is working to change not only the economy to the socialist model, but American culture from one of personal independence to one of complete dependence under the mantra of “spreading the wealth around.”

Aside. As for taxing the rich, whoever they are and most know some of them, some earned it, but most took it from good faith investors, a big difference. 100 million or even 5 million dollar bonuses are not earned. Stock manipulation to increase its value is not earned, fraudulent statements or puffery in representation of investment opportunities is not earning, short term capital gains are not earned, playing the market is not earning; and, please don’t feed me “buyer beware.” Most investment peddlers are infinitely more sophisticated than the ordinary investor and is adept at taking their money and anyone with any experience or sense knows it. The nation needs to get back to the concept of earning and that alone would crop the obscene greed that dominates the top end of the wealth spectrum and simultaneously protect legitimate investors.

This election is an historic time in the nation’s lifecycle. Americans are confronted with the choice of going over the waterfall with this Administration and its lackey’s in the Congress or taking the nation back. And by the way, any Republican politician who believes that it will be business as usual after the election had best wake up because the Republican Party, like the Democrats are doing, will go the way of the Dodo bird.

Semper Fidelis


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

I agree this will be a historic election and the next one in 2012 as well. This one will start the whole thing if it turns out well and I hope and pray it does. America cannot take this constant abuse and destruction from Obama, his administration and his many Czars.

Excellent write up from the Col.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:45 AM | Comments (5)

October 04, 2010

Vote Out Every Senator Or Representative Who Voted ‘Yes’ For Obamacare

Vote Out Every Senator Or Representative Who Voted ‘Yes’ For Obamacare

By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Ignore the ‘diversion’ propaganda on the campaign trail. A vote for Obamacare was a vote to destroy America’s financial foundation, your privacy rights and the best healthcare system on the face of Earth. This is not an exaggeration. If you don’t know how your Congressman voted you are uninformed and should check out this summary of the vote by name at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml

Not one Congressional representative read the 2500 pages of bureaucratic dung written by socialist control freaks which is designed to kill the free enterprise healthcare system and set up a system of rationing, higher taxation and invasion of personal privacy. Many Congressional dumb nuts showed no moral courage and either accepted bribes or succumbed to threats by powerful committee chairs. A vote for the Obamacare bill was a vote for fraud promulgated on the voters and against the Constitution. Every one of these Fedzillacrat morons who voted for Obamacare must go. Otherwise they will stay and commit more crimes against “We the People.” America is financially broken but the U.S. Treasury keeps printing paper money to fill the empty piggy banks of government entitlement programs which are now largely icons designed to get votes for socialists, since the ‘trust funds’ for these entitlements were stolen for other pet projects sponsored by ‘both sides of the aisle’ and are now just IOUs by Congress to the people---IOUs which still must be funded by theft from taxpayers and devaluation of our currency by the printing presses.

Obama’s economic team has abandoned him. Why? Could it be they are embarrassed by their inability to implement obvious solutions to the economic downturn over the perverted wishes of their leader? Even so, Barry Soetoro and his czars who represent every fringe element of society remain in control---none having undergone background checks since the Fedzilla Bunglers of Investigation only performs those when the President asks them to (this policy was confirmed by direct communication between this author and the FBI last year). They too are mere servants of the Administration and not engaged in protection of America from the ultimate preventable threat---hijacking of our government by America-haters who want to promulgate racial, ethnic and class warfare as a method of control over We the People. My Constitution says they do not have that right!

So WHEN you vote, NOT IF, vote for patriots who support We the People and not for those who have willfully or complicity assisted in this hijacking of America in order to implement fundamental transformation from a nation of liberty and equal opportunity to one of tyranny and destruction of the world’s largest economy in order to fulfill their revolutionary ideology which is not American. By the way---a recent poll shows that as many as 39% of voters would vote for Obama again. Are there still that many stupid American voters who just don’t get it?


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

I agree, these people that voted for obamacare need to learn the majority of Americans do NOT want it, not any part of it.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:50 AM | Comments (4)

October 03, 2010

"Jammin" by Charlie Daniels

" Jammin "

by Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels Soap Box

After being in the music business for 52 years it's just about all I know anything at all about -- and in keeping with my admittedly narrow knowledge -- I would like to draw an analogy concerning the Obama administration, viewing things from my vantage point.

Ok, let's say you pick out the finest symphony conductor in the world, add the greatest singer and seven or so of the finest classical musicians on the planet. You get them together backstage and say, "Alright, there are twenty thousand fans out front, standing room only, expectations are off the charts, they are looking for the best show they've ever seen. Now the curtain goes up in five minutes, the sound has been checked out, the lights set and everything is perfect, the stage is set for the greatest show the world has ever seen. So get out there and knock 'em out guys! They're all with you; you're all superstars in their eyes. Go show 'em how it's done. Oh yes, there's only been one change . . . tonight you have to do your show playing songs you've never played and you'll have to improvise. There's no sheet music. You'll just have to jam."

Can you imagine the panic backstage? You see, some of the very finest musicians on earth can't jam a lick. I remember a few years ago when I had a couple of young fiddle players come on stage with me and play "The South's Gonna Do It Again." They had learned the parts I'd played on the record, arrangement, lead lines and all and played it perfectly note for note.

Everything was going swimmingly until I decided to leave the arrangement and jam for a while. When I turned to one of them and told them to take a solo, the kid was as lost as a baby sheep in a hail storm. They had no more idea about improvising than they did about how to build a spaceship.

"The South's Gonna Do It Again" is a simple twelve bar blues song that any musician from any garage band would be able to take a solo on, but even though these kids were extremely talented and played what they knew perfectly, when it came to jammin', they were totally lost. They had just never learned to do it.

To me the presidency is kind of like jammin'. You have to roll with the flow, improvise, adapt to the moment, pick up on what's going on and deal with it.

Our president has never had to jam, he's always had the sheet music in front of him and he's never had to play a note that somebody else had not written for him.

One of the biggest mistakes President Obama made when he came in office was to surround himself with a bunch of players who had never jammed either. None of them have ever had any practical experience in the real world.

In essence, they are a bunch of paper tigers, they do an incredible job of spending other people's money and sneaking legislation through the back door, but out in the real world, where there are no scripts, down where the rubber meets the road, there is probably not a person in the bunch who could change a flat tire, much less deal with the complex problems America faces.

The only thing Obama has done with any problem that has arisen is to throw money at it (our money), and in truth, that's sadly all he knows how to do. When it comes to dealing with things that money alone won't fix, like busted oil pipes at the bottom of the ocean, or solving the problems on our southern borders, he's lost and all those around him are lost.

The Obama cabinet is the most inept bunch imaginable. When people have only viewed the world from the top of an ivory tower they don't react very well when it's time to get their hands dirty.

Obama's people can't even accept real world concepts of the dangerous situations we're dealing with. Eric Holder wanting to try terrorists in civilian courts, in New York City of all places is nothing less than naive arrogance.

Janet Napolitano's gross inexperience in dealing with security matters is going to end up costing this country dearly.

Putting an unqualified person who has never even been a judge on the bench of the highest court in the land, for nothing more than her political leanings, is insanity.

Everywhere you look you see eggheads with nothing more than a college degree to qualify them for the sensitive jobs they hold.

I'm just wondering how long it will take for a majority of the people in this country to realize that the wheel that steers the direction of this nation is in the hands of people who have no idea how to get from point "A" to point "B" without a roadmap and that road map just doesn't exist. Every trip is different.

I see disaster looming on the not too distant horizon, financial disaster, increasing danger from terrorist attack, unabated violence in the streets and an arrogant and unmanageable illegal alien population.

It's coming, folks, and Obama and the band are still in the dressing room looking for the sheet music . . . They just can't jam ! ! !

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, and for our country.

God Bless America !

Charlie Daniels


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

Charlie is one great American. Thank you Charlie.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:47 AM | Comments (1)

September 29, 2010

One Man’s Struggle with PTSD by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

One Man’s Struggle with PTSD

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

What follows is a story akin to what anyone who served in combat; as a firefighter or policemen might have experienced.

Colonel Washington Sanchez, USA (Ret) is one of those exceptional human beings who when he sees a need or is called upon, steps forward without flinching. In a way Washington reminds me of Isaiah, albeit not in the same setting or context as the Prophet, when he wrote in Isaiah 6:8,

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here [am] I; send me.”

Although I don’t know it for a fact, I believe Washington’s entire life is marked by that characteristic; and, I can state authoritatively that it is true for the past fifteen years.

We became acquainted in the Regional Office of the Florida Department of Banking and Finance where he volunteered his service. Among other things, at my request, he shared insights with me on race and race relations about which I had lifelong interest but lacked the candid discussion to which Attorney General Eric Holder was referring in his infamous remarks that included,

“Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about things racial.”

Race was not on the horizon for me during my vocation as a U.S. Marine. During that era I gave no thought to skin color although I was sensitive to racial issues when they arose. My approach was to treat them as leadership and disciplinary issues rather than racial issues. (Aside: In my opinion too much is made of race and too little of leadership.) But after retirement, in the so called, “real world” I learned that race baiting and race were staples for politicians interested in acquiring and exercising power.

Washington was a Godsend when I was Regional Director of Banking and Finance. He illuminated my thinking and answered many questions. Suffice it to note that Colonels Sanchez and Pappas have been tested and forged as brothers in the finest sense of that word. In this essay I want to share a short vignette of this great American whom I am honored to know.

September 8, 2010 was as hot and humid a day as one might expect in Birmingham, Alabama. My friend Washington stood in the sweltering heat, (dressed in a coat and tie, sweat beading on his now fully gray head hidden underneath a Purple Heart Cap, and no doubt it was also running down the middle of his back), before a small group of family and friends 40 years to the day after Specialist 4th Class, James “Butch” Perkins was tragically killed during a North Vietnamese assault on his artillery battery in Vietnam. This day’s event had been long in coming.

That fateful day in 1970 Washington, along with everyone in the Battery except “Butch,” survived. After he completed that tour of duty he went to other military assignments that culminated in nearly 28 years of service, and promotion to the grade of Colonel before he retired. In the intervening years before retirement and since he shouldered the discomforting knowledge that he had not successful in preventing the loss of one of his soldiers, a man not that different than Washington, with similar dreams, hopes and aspirations. Like others who have experienced similar events Washington thought he had locked tight that compartment of his mind.

Oh, it wasn’t that he didn’t remember he did indeed, vividly! But he chose not to consciously dwell on it. Yet, despite his efforts to forget, life’s events would occasionally force the compartment open and he would relive the day, each time the memory of it as vivid as the event itself. All the while the same loss haunted, raised questions and inflicted grinding pain, doubt and unresolved agony on Butch’s family, brother, and wife owing to a lack of clear information about the circumstances of Butch’s death in what was definitely not a popular war and Washington was aware that they stood there in the shadows of his mind.

Now, at long last Washington and other members from Battery “A”, 3rd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, Americal Division gathered with members of “Butch’s” family and their friends to conduct a memorial event dedicated to the memories of “Butch,” but as any psychologist knows, it was as much for the assembled group as it was for those memories of “Butch.”

Everyone in direct combat sees combat casualties and death; that is the inherent tragic nature of war. Washington’s first experience with it was in 1965 during his first tour in Vietnam. At the time he was a 2nd Lieutenant, Forward Artillery Observer assigned to an infantry cavalry unit. His first combat action was in the infamous Ia Drang Valley where he stopped two North Vietnamese Army bullets. Earlier he had seen his Company Commander take a round in forehead and watched as the Company Commander’s radio operator died from the shock of witnessing that event. Washington was evacuated and treated in a U.S. Hospital on the Island of Okinawa for months, and after recovering he returned to Vietnam to complete his one year tour there. This time he joined a unit that had a very experienced company commander. Among other things, the commander taught his unit defensive tactics and Washington never forgot them.

Vietnam era service was different that WWII and Korea. Then, one served for the duration, but in Vietnam some would have made a career of cycling in and out periodically to get a proverbial “X” in the appropriate career box. Then, as now in the Middle East if one remained beyond the initial reserve contract or was a regular, one would inevitably go back. So, after a few years of stateside duty Washington returned to Vietnam in1970 for the second time.

He had been a Captain for a while and shortly after arriving back in Vietnam was selected for promotion to Major. His was assigned to the Americal Division as a Division Artillery Assistant Operations Officer with the 3rd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment or “3/18 FA.” 3/18 FA consisted of a group of five batteries: Headquarters Battery responsible for command, operations, administration and Service Battery responsible for logistic support. There were three operational firing batteries designated “A,” “B,” and “C.” The firing batteries consisted of two 8 inch (that’s the diameter of the bore) howitzers and two 175 millimeter guns per battery. Additionally, some batteries had 105 millimeter howitzers, 81mm mortars, vehicle mounted quad four 50 caliber machine guns and 40 millimeter anti-aircraft guns as well as M-79 grenade launchers. The 105s were equipped with offensive rounds consisting of general purpose, high explosive incendiary and smoke as well as defensive flechette rounds. A flechette round is comprised of thousands of barbs and fired point blank for close-in defense. Mortars were used for both offensive and defensive operations. In the offensive mode mortar crews fire explosive or white phosphorous marking rounds and could do the same or fire rounds for nighttime illumination during defensive operations. Finally, everyone had a personal weapon, either an M-16 rifle or a .45 caliber pistol. One might say that a firing battery was “armed to the teeth.”

One morning the Battalion Executive Officer called Washington aside and told him that the Battalion Commander wanted him to take over one of the firing batteries. He flushed hot at the thought of himself as a selected Major being assigned to a battery, a Captain’s billet. He wanted to remain as Acting Operations Officer as a Captain in a Major’s billet rather than go the other direction. He winced hard at the thought but on the other hand if it was important enough for the Battalion Commander to pick him for the assignment, he quickly decided that it was important enough to salute and do the job. It didn’t take long before his new “home” was Battery “A” located at Landing Zone (LZ) Cindy. Battery “A” was the northernmost of three firing batteries in the Battalion that was arrayed north to south, some twenty miles apart and inland about twenty miles from the coast.

LZ Cindy was a part of a small complex of several military and Para-military installations located in and around the District Capital of Tra Bong. The village, albeit the District Capital was situated in a medium sized east west river valley. At this point the Song Tra Bong River ran due east and west. This geography made the river a nice “highway” for enemy movement from the mountains in the west ranging into Laos to the coastal lowlands along the South China Sea to the east. The river emptied into the South China Sea north of Quang Ngai City and south of the Marine Base at Chu Lai.

The Tra Bong area was pretty heavily defended by American and Army of the Republic of South Viet Nam (ARVN) forces. Battery “A” was right in the middle of it all, with a Green Beret base camp across a single lane dirt road to the east and a Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) Headquarters Group several hundred meters to the south bordering on a long prefabricated airstrip for twin engine Caribou aircraft that re-supplied the Battery. A handful of American soldiers occupied a hilltop to the immediate north (Searchlight Hill. It was called “Searchlight” because those soldiers could turn night into day with their high intensity searchlight.) on the opposite side of the Song Tra Bong River. This area, at least on paper, gave all the appearance of being heavily defended and by all accounts was, but events would soon prove that large numbers as in this case, meant little.

When he arrived at the Battery in February of 1970 his first impression was that there was a lot that needed to be done. Initial inspection revealed that the Battery was not well prepared to repel a ground attack; and it didn’t take long before he learned that “A” Battery also suffered from an acute lack of combat veterans. Most soldiers, numbering perhaps a hundred men were on their first tour and did not have much field experience. Although he was troubled by the overall lack of experience he reflected on the defensive lessons he had learned years earlier, then set about strengthening the Battery’s posture.

Given his earlier experiences, he came to Battery “A” with probably more combat experience and likewise he respected the enemy’s capabilities more than anyone else. Suddenly, he felt alone with the full weight of the military axiom “responsible for everything his unit did or failed to do” resting squarely on his shoulders. He also knew that secondary to the mission, he was responsible for safeguarding the lives of those approximately 100 men.

Winter, if you can call it that in Vietnam melted into spring and summer. Time passed quickly and the Battery settled into a routine of firing “H and I” that is, Harassing and Interdiction fire missions at night while devoting its days to improving the overall defensive posture.

With the arrival of summer came a changed mission and the course of the war. U.S. ground forces changed from offensive to defensive operations with the additional mission to support the ARVN. “Vietnamization,” not much different than contemporary efforts in Afghanistan, was the new word around the “campus.” Americans began what proved to be a disastrous move of turning the war over to the ARVN and he correctly sensed that the Tra Bong area might well be involved in an early test of the new strategy. In early September, 1970 the Green Beret unit across the one lane road to the east departed turning the concrete reinforced base camp over to an ARVN Border Ranger Battalion. If the new arrangement could be disrupted and/or set to flight it would be a significant demoralizing effect and a major setback for the Allies. North Vietnamese commanders were well aware of this and the fact that Tra Bong was a politically important District Capital undoubtedly added to its appeal as a target.

It wasn’t long before the North Vietnamese would put to test the new strategy in a dramatic way. On September 7th, 1970, Washington learned that the Battery’s defenses along the southwest corner of the firebase had been compromised. Blasting caps had been cut from claymores but the wires were replaced to give the illusion of being armed; and safety pins were inserted into trip flare mechanisms. It was excellent sabotage work on the part of North Vietnamese infiltrators, but fortunately, Washington and his men caught it, just in time. It concerned him greatly that they were so vulnerable on an entire sector of the firebase; and, he quickly surmised that they were going to be attacked. He did not have to wait long.

That afternoon working parties corrected the perimeter deficiencies and that evening he doubled the guard putting the Battery on alert. The North Vietnamese did not disappoint them because at 4 a.m. on September 8th, as the saying goes, “all hell broke loose.” The entire area exploded with rocket and mortar fire followed by a violent ground assault on the ARVN Ranger group, MACV group, and firebase Cindy. The ARVN Ranger Battalion was quickly overrun, its ammo dump blown and the entire reinforced concrete base camp destroyed beyond repair. MACV Headquarters was mortared for nearly half an hour then overrun and the District Chief and his family were killed. Meanwhile an infantry frontal assault was reported on the southwest corner of the firebase perimeter and enemy elements were also spotted along the northwestern perimeter. Things were in a word, “dicey.”

The Fire Direction Center (FDC) was the Battery’s nerve center. Radios and land line communication to the perimeter bunkers were centralized there. The radio was vital to the Battery’s ability to request support from Division. During an attack, in addition to designating a place for everyone to go, the defensive plan was to protect the Battery’s vital area. Consequently once an attack started the FDC was immediately locked down for the duration; no one was allowed in or out.

Specialist 4th Class James “Butch” Perkins returned from Hawaii R&R on September 7th coming in on one of the Caribou resupply aircraft. As shift leader he immediately went back to work with his shift ending around two a.m. on September 8th. It was a common practice to hang around to discuss events, and at that hour when things were generally quiet to “shoot the bull.” “Butch” eventually left the FDC returning to his bunker to get some sleep and shortly thereafter the attack came. In the first few minutes while the situation was still confused and developing, “Butch” evidently decided to return to the FDC where in the darkness he was mistaken for an enemy combatant and was shot at the FDC entrance. Despite extensive efforts to save his life “Butch” died that morning of his wounds. Unbeknownst to anyone at the time, the same shot that killed “Butch” inflicted a lasting psychological wound on Washington; he kept it to himself.

The attack by elements of the 406th NVA Sapper Battalion was intense and after it was over Washington surveyed the damage finding that the Battery was struck by more than 100 mortar rounds and hit by extensive heavy automatic weapons fire. Fortunately, the Battery was ready and his efforts to improve Battery defenses proved invaluable in minimizing damage. When compared to nearby forces the Battery suffered the least, took a prisoner and found evidence that the friendlies had inflicted numerous NVA casualties that had been drug away. The perimeter remained secure and although there was NVA blood all over the place, no American soldiers were wounded, and there were no other fatalities, as the news would report might summarize, “there was just one soldier killed in the action.” That “just one soldier” was “Butch” Perkins who was so tragically mistaken for the enemy.

Most would think they were fortunate since the Battery survived such a violent attack and got off so relatively light. However, for Washington there was no joy or feeling of elation, only remorse and sadness because he lost a good soldier. “Butch’s” death was a tragedy that has bothered him ever since. “Butch” returned home in a flag draped coffin to a grieving family and widow while he went on to a full and successful Army career, serving in Europe and the U.S., and never looked back or gave a second thought to Viet Nam, except! Except when something would trigger it, to that fateful night when a great American soldier lost his life. When it happened, Washington would flush hot, twisting to escape the unseen enemy until he could force the event back and out of sight in the dark recesses of his mind.

The South Vietnamese fought a good fight until the Congress cut funding in 1975 and the end for that beleaguered, free people came quickly. The rest is history, but that didn’t change the physical and psychological scars inflicted on Washington who retired as a Colonel with almost 28 years of service in the early 1990s.

Despite what might have appeared as a normal and happy life, the layers of protection that he had so carefully applied against the shock and pain of loss began to involuntarily peel back. In quiet moments he would reflect on his life in the Army and would turn over in his mind what he might have done differently to achieve a better outcome for everyone…especially for “Butch” Perkins. At the time he thought he had covered all the possibilities, but not so, one had slipped, he had failed and it never let him rest.

He wasn’t even conscious of his effort to keep it bottled up but buried it with a variety of activities. One of them was becoming involved with a real estate investment group; another was as a volunteer at the Regional Office of Banking and Finance (which is where we met) and to focus on his now widely separated family.

Washington and I became close friends through our work. Among other things, we were asked to participate in a Statewide Task Force whose charter was to study and recommend legislation that would address the issue of Abandoned and Neglected Cemeteries statewide. It was a successful effort. Not long after that project was complete I was asked to temporarily head up one of Florida’s if not the nation’s, most challenging Districts involving Children and Families. I asked Washington if he would go along and he did. Although he never spoke about it, in retrospect I have no doubt he did so in large part to keep the “guilt and pain” genie in the bottle. Eventually though it would emerge to consume his marriage and separate his family.

One might think that Washington would become a broken man, brought down by an insidious enemy that attacked from within the confines of his mind. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or “PTSD,” manifests its effects in as many different ways as there are people afflicted by it. He suffered much over the years, yet Washington managed with steadfast determination and dignity, finding ways to overcome. He chose to expend himself extensively in the service and interest of others rather than escape through alcohol, narcotics or collapse into extended depression and withdrawal. Now, years later, he is remarried and has managed to live an exemplary life, providing an excellent example of how to deal with his own pain and help alleviate the stress and pain suffered by others.

The Memorial event in Birmingham on September 8th went far to heal Washington and other troubled lives and to fill in missing information for the family. Washington at long last was able to directly confront and deal with the “demon” that had been closeted in the deepest recesses of his mind. His excitement and expressions of relief incident to working on and conducting the Memorial Event have gone a long way in healing those psychological wounds that have been festering for forty years. Washington’s struggle was unique and personal; he has overcome much although there remains much progress to be made.

The good news is that the Veterans Administration has established PTSD treatment programs and help for Veterans suffering from the unseen PTSD enemy. Wittingly or otherwise Washington did on his own what others have not been able to do. If one needs help it is available and those needing it should go to the following website http://www.ptsd.va.gov/, for acute cases contact the VA at 1-800-273-8255 or seek help through the nearest VA Vet Center Counselor.

Semper Fidelis


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

Thank you Col. Pappas.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:48 AM

September 21, 2010

It’s not about Legal Immigration, It’s about ILLEGAL Immigration, Got it? by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

It’s not about Legal Immigration, It’s about ILLEGAL Immigration, Got it?

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

It is sad to learn that a once popular figure in American culture, General Colin Powell is so far out of touch with reality. In a recent interview on NBC Powell accused Obama of having lost his connection with the people. Unfortunately, General Powell is swimming in same disconnected politics.

The Former Secretary and Army General, both of which are both great and important accomplishments, has shown Americans that he no more comprehends the immigration issue than do Obama and his media shills. In an NBC interview Powell, when speaking of the Republican Party stated, “They’ve got to take a hard look at some of the positions they’ve been taking.” “We can’t be anti-immigration, for example. Because immigrants are fueling this country. Without immigrants [the U.S.] would be like Europe or Japan, with an aging population and no young people coming in to take care of it. We have to educate our immigrants.”

Great observation, but the debate Mr. Secretary, is not about immigration, it is about ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION! The tragedy about Mr. Powell is that he, like the propaganda arm of the socialist/democrat party is out of touch with mainstream Americans; AND WE’VE HAD IT! For my part, the whiners who “demand” the right to hire and pay illegal immigrants slave wages; who cry that Americans will not do the work that illegals are hired to do (pay a fair wage and Americans will do it. Those who hire illegals render the domestic version of sending jobs overseas); and who foster the illegal invasion across our southern borders should be removed from any public office of responsibility and the latter tried for failure to uphold the Constitution.

Noting the “Constitution,” evidently this Executive Branch of the U.S. government has a problem reading it. First, no one in the Administration bothered to read Arizona SB1070, that State’s illegal immigration control law, then as a follow-up didn’t bother to read the Constitution before taking the State of Arizona to court. But what’s new? Obama only promised to defend it to the best of his ability, which is turning out to be, not at all. In a recent article, a Canadian writer pointed out that there was a problem with the law suit, specifically Article III, Clause 2 which states,

“In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be a Party, the Supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all other Cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.”

The pertinent portion is contained in the first sentence. It seems that Arizona has wasted its time with the District Court and would be well advised to ignore the Ninth Circuit, demanding that if Obama’s Department of Justice wants court action, they should plan a meeting at the Supreme Court.

Powell calls Obama a “Transformative figure?” He’s right! Obama is turning out to be what he has always been and what we have been stating since before the election. He is an America hating, socialist/communist who if he could do it instantly would transform the U.S. into a third world dictatorship!

Semper Fidelis

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

Great write up, thank you Colonel Pappas, I hope you know how much your writings are appreciated.

I love how he breaks things down in his discussions when he writes.

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

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

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September 20, 2010

Hawking’s Grand Design, or God’s? by by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Hawking’s Grand Design, or God’s?

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

A number of weeks ago I wrote a piece in which I used parallel structure of good works by Muslims and Mormons. It was not well considered and in the process the comparison offended some Mormon readers, for that I apologize. Evidently Muslim readers appreciated the comparison in view of the fact that no complaints came from that quarter. Moving on.

Stephen Hawking, a notable theoretical physicist of long standing with accolades enough to paper a room. He is brilliant in the fields of astronomy, physics, and mathematics and has written numerous articles and a number of books on those subjects. He is the recipient of important awards including in 2009, the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. In short he is an intellectual heavy weight, one of those “smartest person in the room” people.

Hawking was born in 1942. His parents moved from London to avoid wartime danger and later he was educated in Great Britain’s best schools. Hawking has had the opportunity to observe much during his lifetime and has great influence in some circles.

In his recent book, “The Grand Design,” Mr. Hawking stretched credulity beyond his intellect’s vaunted reach. Unlike Einstein and other brilliant physicists who have consistently recognized and acknowledged God or other a “superior intelligence” as responsible for creation of the universe, Hawking and co-author Leonard Mlodinow argue in favor of a spontaneous event as the source of creation that was guided by the laws of physics. If there is a God Hawking claims, “it is the laws of science.”

In a recent interview with British television Hawking stated:

“The question is: is the way the universe began chosen by God for reasons we can't understand, or was it determined by a law of science? I believe the second. If you like, you can call the laws of science 'God', but it wouldn't be a personal God that you could meet, and ask questions.”

If all physical matter can be explained by physics or mathematics it inevitably leads to such questions such as: “Did Einstein invent E=MC^2 or did that theorem exist from the beginning and Einstein discovered it?” I believe the latter. “Assuming that the universe began with a ‘big bang’ what specific laws of physics made it happen?” “How did those laws come to be?” “Who devised them?” Incidentally, one may agree with the “big bang” without contradicting the Biblical account.

Hawking and other scientists theorize ad nauseam about the cosmic genesis; despite his lifelong work on it, Einstein failed to formulate his long sought after “theory of everything;” and, atheists rail against God; yet to their dismay, God’s handiwork stretches unflinching across the universe.

Most scientists describe the universe as finite, elliptical, rapidly expanding and some 15 billion light years across. Expanding into what? For scientists like Hawking the concept of infinite must be overwhelming because one cannot quantify infinity but only acknowledge it.

Imagine standing at the edge of the universe with all of it to ones back, peering out into the darkness. Would there be an outer limit beyond the darkness? If there is a limit what would it be? While standing there suppose one sees a speck of light, would that be another universe? Suppose for a moment that there are an infinite number of universes, each similar to our own like there are galaxies in our own universe. Would the same laws apply? Would God be God of all universes or only of ours? Would that limit God? Even if the latter were so which is not suggested here, God’s “finiteness” would nonetheless confound the most brilliant minds. They cannot explain it and I have faith that God did it all, so any belittling God by even “brilliant” minds does nothing to dissuade me from my understanding of God of the Holy Bible.

God, in Hawking’s world is mathematics and physics, but how did those come to be? One thing is certain, it wasn’t the Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, Newton, Einstein or Hawking who invented them. Physics, mathematics and science preexisted their discovery and refinement by brilliant men or women. From whence did brilliant people acquire their minds?

In Hawking’s world everything “just happened,” incident to the laws of physics, math, and biology to name a few, but Hawking’s assertion is but theory given that he has no more proof than do other theories. So, let’s set Hawking’s aside for the moment and replace it with the written “theory,” the Holy Bible for which there is mounting scientific “proof.” Let’s replace Hawking’s with a “theory” that asserts there is an infinite God who knows every flower in the field, and every humming bird, eagle or sparrow; He knows each and every insect and animal, in fact God accounts for every atom, proton, electron, neutron, quark and ever other single sub-atomic particle in existence. That same God, the God of the Bible is a living, personal God who loves his physical and human creation enough that He gave His only begotten son to show us how to live, to die as a sacrifice for all of humanity, and to defeat death and Satan that humanity might live eternally with Him. The God whom I have come to know, knows each perso
n who has ever lived in minute detail even before they were conceived; and “I Am” is His name.

Anyone with normal powers of observation is able to observe both the finite and the infinite, but one should humble oneself enough to acknowledge that mankind can only discover and put to use the knowledge gained from observation. Succinctly put, humankind does not make natural law and can only discover it.

I am persuaded that those natural “laws” are God’s laws; and, that same God is infinite in every conceivable and inconceivable way. Humanity is arrogant enough to enumerate them as Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent. But there may be dimensions and/or concepts that are both inconceivable and indescribable and right in front of us, but we cannot see them.

Hawking’s definitive statement: “it wouldn’t be a personal God that you could meet, and ask questions” assumes that God is not personal and that if one could qualify on one’s merit to “meet God” one would be automatically entitled to “ask questions.” What Hawking evidently does not understand or appreciate is that meeting God will indeed happen, and as much as one wants, tries or believes that one is in control, the meeting will not be on one’s own terms, rather, the meeting will be on God’s.

We’ll see how it unfolds as we pass through life which incidentally is at its longest but a speck on the continuum of eternity.

Semper Fidelis

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

Good write up. I truly belileve a person can't explain the universe without God.

Hawking’s argument appears to be even more illogical when he says the existence of gravity means the creation of the universe was inevitable. But how did gravity exist in the first place? Who put it there? And what was the creative force behind its birth?

Similarly, when Hawking argues, in support of his theory of spontaneous creation, that it was only necessary for ‘the blue touch paper’ to be lit to ‘set the universe going’, the question must be: where did this blue touch paper come from? And who lit it, if not God?

I would ask Prof. Hawking where life came from. You don’t get animate matter from inanimate matter. No way. no how. Where did the genetic material to create an elephant come from? A one-celled amoeba floating around a swamp?

I can’t look at the universe without seeing evidence of God.

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

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

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September 19, 2010

America Haters Welcomed By White House NYC Mayor, And PC Media By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

America Haters Welcomed By White House NYC Mayor, And PC Media

By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Last weekend, the major media with few exceptions commemorated its brainwashing of America by linking the ‘mosque controversy’ with what should have been an obscure threat by a Florida pastor to burn Korans.

Worse, both received about as much media time as the remembrance of 3000 innocent lives violently destroyed by Muslim extremists (which is why Americans properly resent the location of a proposed ‘Islamic Center’ by an Imam who has publicly supported Hamas and Sharia Law). No one will forget that tragedy on September 11, 2001 which was preceded by numerous fatal attacks around the world propagated by Jihadists during the prior three decades.

The brainwashing process starts at the White House and trickles down to Mayor Bloomberg, with the major network media acting not only as complicit messengers but unauthorized apologists on behalf of America.

Question: Since when did respect for the Koran rise above that for the Holy Bible---the book of Christianity which undergirds America’s heritage?

Question: Why has the press engaged in willful negligence and wreck less endangerment of our military and religious missionaries by creating hype out of a small town ‘incident’ in Florida which deserved no national or international coverage?

The facts speak for themselves. The White House and Dept of Injustice pay no lip service to the increasing attacks upon Christianity and Judaism here or abroad, while publicly submitting to Islam. The Administration is so immersed in political correctness run amok and empathy for Obama’s Muslim background that it no longer acknowledges the reality of Islamic extremism and its war against the Western World! This conclusion and its ramifications were published by a panel of national security experts this week and appeared in the Washington Times:

Examples of submission to Jihadists include events leading up to and following the Fort Hood massacre, the shoe bomber’s failed attempt to explode 300 passengers over Detroit, and the recent attempted detonation of a device in downtown NYC. Some Americans have slowly been brainwashed into apathy or complacency while ignoring these rising threats to our liberty and self- determination. Shame on them!

The Obama Administration misrepresents and disrespects the will of the People as it attempts to charismatically peddle its perverted totalitarian ideology to a declining number of ignorant voters.

The Left uses role reversal, projection and creation of crises in its assault on America’s foundations and its quest for totalitarianism when taxpayer money is distributed without Congressional authorization and without coverage by the complicit media under the guise of ‘economic stimulus’ to those who campaigned for the Obama Administration (Unions and certain ethnic groups), while ignoring the private sector which creates jobs; when radical Islamic terrorists are given rights normally accorded U.S. citizens instead of being tried and punished for their murderous actions by a military tribunal; when states rights are trampled after states pass laws to enforce existing but unenforced Federal immigration laws; when over half million illegals are allowed to go free by our Dept. of Injustice after being apprehended and scheduled for court hearings; when legal gun retailers are imprisoned for unknowingly selling firearms to illegals who possess stolen identities; when a man is arrested in Long Island for firing warning shots at the ground when threatened by military-style gang members on his property; when capital investors are thrown under the bus by government and Union interests; when the Secretary of State falsely incriminates one of our states for human rights abuses in front of a UN council composed of some of the worst human rights offenders in the world; when same Secretary attempts to circumvent the Congress and trample our Constitution by subjecting American citizens to UN rules; when the Dept. of Injustice looks the other way when racist supremacy groups are allowed to threaten citizens at polling places.

The Obama Administration shows respect for those who have inflicted great harm upon civilized peoples worldwide and his Administration persecutes its own citizens through abuse of the legal system at taxpayer expense. The balance of power no longer exists when the Supreme Court is composed of politically correct ideologues, some handpicked by an anti-American president who values totalitarianism over our Constitution.

Americans are historically a people of tolerance towards other cultures and religions. But tolerance cannot include submission to proponents of Sharia who are according to the panel’s report ‘Muslim supremacists waging civilization Jihad’, nor to Sharia Law which is not just a religious code but “seeks to regulate all manner of behavior in the secular sphere — economic, social, military, legal and political." which runs counter to our Constitution and our culture.

Likewise, We The People have no reason to tolerate the current tyrannical Left which inflicts destruction on our value system based upon liberty and rugged individualism. Americans who are loyal to our heritage of ‘government by the people and for the people’, which accords more importance to the individual than to state government and a much smaller role for Federal government, must extricate our government from the dangerous hands of totalitarian kidnappers.


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

Excellent write up and a good link to the article at the Washington Times as well.

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

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

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September 13, 2010

Spending America Into Economic Collapse: Obama’s Way To Totalitarianism

Spending America Into Economic Collapse: Obama’s Way To Totalitarianism

By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Economic cycles are normal for free enterprise economies and such economies are the most prosperous in the world. Recovery from past economic contractions has relied primarily upon creation of new jobs by new small businesses---not as much by existing businesses and certainly not government. While technical advances ‘displace’ some employees into other jobs, they also boost efficiency and return on capital investment which generates increased taxable revenues which in turn helps fund government needs.

Obama’s totalitarian ideology does not embrace investment in private enterprise which enriches citizens and government. Instead, it funds growing government and the labor unions (which help keep socialists in control) at the expense of the individual’s prosperity and liberty.

With respect to monetary policy, the more government takes from investors and workers (in bonds and taxes), the less capital goes to the private sector for startup companies and new jobs. A growing Federal government creates a larger web of bureaucracy and regulatory hurdles which further crush the private sector. Obama’s secular progressive ideology is the antithesis of that which embraces the growth and health of the private sector and thus America’s long-term economic success and power.

As long as he and his economic team are grounded in Alinsky socialist ideology which advocates ‘social justice’ by taking capital from business owners through high taxes and costly regulations and giving it to government which then redistributes it to those of lesser financial means, America will see no economic recovery. It is this failure which Obama finds inconvenient on the public stage but importantly convenient as a means to create a ‘captured’ population of dependents who will support his totalitarian ideology.

Another factor behind lack of economic recovery as compared to prior downturns is rooted in the housing bubble which saw its birth with Democrat socialist engineering schemes combined with the greed and destructive creativity of Wall Street banks and lenders. As the housing bubble grew, Americans put most of their eggs in one basket as capital selectively flowed into anything connected with the housing industry---real estate, homebuilders, materials, lenders, insurers, appraisers, furniture and appliance makers. America’s tunnel vision thus failed to power development of new industry and technology upon which it could fall back should the housing industry run out of steam.

Obama and his czars have caused Fedzilla to run amok when it should be downsized and wasteful spending sprees curtailed, particularly the handouts to unions and other cronies (as payback for campaign support), and the multibillions of dollars in ‘foreign aid’ gimmicks. No nation has ever spent itself out of debt! Combined with lower taxes, downsizing the Federal budget would create more capital for new business startups which leads to job creation, more consumer spending, and eventual economic recovery.

Until the uncontrolled and irresponsible spendthrift mindset in DC changes (which seems unlikely unless We the People take our government back or China forces our government to the mat), the economic health of America will continue to decline until our currency collapses as our national debt metastasizes and drowns our falling GDP.

Remember, government can only spend what it collects from bond auctions, taxes, and printing more money which devalues the currency. If jobs are scarce, tax collections will be lower unless taxes are raised to levels which cripple business and individuals. If Federal debt levels are too high, bond sales will wither. That virtually guarantees devaluation through inflation of the money supply.

Obama and his unscreened appointees have kidnapped America and taken us well down the road to totalitarianism---a political system in which the state, under the control of a single political person, faction, or class, recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life. Only We the People can stop them. We and our children will suffer greatly if we fail. Every patriot’s vote counts (even if just once)!

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

Excellent write up.

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

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

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September 10, 2010

The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten Man by Jon McNaughton

Against the background of a darkening sky, all of the past Presidents of the United States gather before the White House, as if to commemorate some great event. In the left hand corner of the painting sits a man. That man, with his head bowed appears distraught and hopeless as he contemplates his future. Some of the past Presidents try to console him while looking in the direction of the modern Presidents as if to say, "What have you done?" Many of these modern Presidents, seemingly oblivious to anything other than themselves, appear to be congratulating each other on their great accomplishments. In front of the man, paper trash is blowing in the wind. Crumpled dollar bills, legislative documents, and, like a whisper—the U.S. Constitution beneath the foot of Barack Obama.

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

What a talent he has, such beautiful art work he has created. The video is perfect as well.

Thank you McNaughton !

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September 08, 2010

America Was Built by Rugged Individualists Who'd Reject Obama by ElRushbo


( notes below from several comments he made yesterday )

America Was Built by Rugged Individualists Who'd Reject Obama

Class envy and tyranny were not founding principles.

by Rush Limbaugh

Let me tell you who built America. I'd love to tell you who built America. America was built by people who fended for themselves, who expected nothing from the government except protection. They expected nothing from the government except protection from foreign enemies and a just rule of law. Other than that, stay the hell out of our lives. That's who built America. The very people who founded this country constructed that kind of a government. The people who built this country revolted against high taxes, a tea tax specifically. America was built by people who believed in individuality, rugged individualism. I love saying that because it so ticks off the left, rugged individualism, hard work, minimal government, freedom and liberty. You see, America was built by people who reject everything Imam Obama stands for, reject everything Imam Obama is doing. And that's why Obama and the suckers in his party who followed him are being rejected by the people. Obama and his party are being rejected because they are the antithesis of how this country was built and how this country grew.

The rich, the poor, the middle class, when America was founded, we didn't think this way. We didn't expect the government to punish other people. We didn't think the purpose of government was to get even with some people. We believed in private property rights. We didn't get caught up in this class warfare claptrap. Not when this country was built. Obama's actions, Obama's philosophy would have been considered tyranny. Obama would have been an outcast at the founding of this country. Obama would have been rejected, and so would his preacher, Reverend Wright. That's what Obama knows about the economy, is what he's been taught by Saul Alinsky and what he's been taught by the Harvard faculty and what he was taught by Reverend Wright. What is Obama's favorite line from Reverend Wright's Audacity to Hope speech? I know what it is. The favorite line is white folks' greed runs a world in need. That's what Obama knows.

Obama looks through the prism of racism at this world and he sees an America as founded as unjust and immoral. "White folks' greed runs a world in need." That is what Reverend Wright said; that's what Obama believes. Reverend Wright was also out preaching against middle classness. We have played those sound bites of Reverend Wright saying such a thing. So Obama's propaganda is the propaganda of failed, dead regimes: the old Soviet Union, Cuba. Obama's railing against capitalism. He's railing against private property. He's railing against trickle down. In his audience is a bunch of socialists, a bunch of union people. Barack Obama is the antithesis of the founding of this country. He would have been rejected as a bit player. Had Obama been around at the founding of this country and had he been known, he would be a joke in American history books today. But not now. Now he's president.

I want to rephrase something here before we go to the top of the hour break. Obama has rejected the American people and that's why the American people are rejecting Obama. He has no business talking about how this country was built 'cause it never would have been if it were up to people like him.

~ snipet ~

Everything he believes and everything he has put his emphasis on is failing left and right. Every theory that he has subscribed to for job creation and economic revitalization has done just the opposite. We're looking at a one-man wrecking crew, and he's here in Milwaukee and he is talking to a bunch of union thugs and he dares to tell the rest of the people in the country that he and only he can tell them what they need to do to wait around for the economy to revive, when everybody in the world knows that the single best thing that could happen for this economy is to get him out of any position of power to run it. Pure and simple. So to have to sit here and be lectured to by the wrecking ball, as somebody who doesn't have the slightest idea what he's talking about, he's a community organizer, he's nothing more than an agitator. He's so henpecked that when he leaves the house for dinner he goes and gets burgers because his wife is making him eat watercress.

He has not served this country. He has failed it and he continues to fail this country.

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

AWESOME! I love it when Rush zooms in on all of this with Obama and zaps him with the truth.

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September 02, 2010

Obama Speech on Iraq, Rewritten

Obama Speech on Iraq, Rewritten

by WOTN Editor

Obama's new speech on Iraq, as written by me. My future as a speechwriter starts here. I like to capture the true essence of the one's positions and personal beliefs in writing for others.

My Dear Americans, I have chosen this moment to declare the "combat mission" in Iraq is over. Our Troops will still be in harm's way and there will still be shots fired by and at them, but I made a campaign promise to "end the war" and have ALL Troops out within 16 months, without precondition. This speech is designed to claim my promise fulfilled, though I did nothing to achieve the current successes in Iraq, nor to overcome the challenges that persist there. In fact, the current Troop levels were not my doing either. I inherited that from President Bush, just as I did the decreased violence there.

As such, I will stick with my strong suit. I would like to apologize on behalf of myself, my party, and the partisan divide which opposed the Strategy that brought us the Sustained Success and allows us to reduce the number of sacrifices of Our Troops in Iraq. I would like to apologize for stirring up anti-Iraq and anti-Victory partisanship that divided Our Nation and nearly caused a defeat despite those sacrifices and Victories.

I would like to extend a special apology to General David Petraeus, who, despite my insolence, my resistance, and my profiting from personal attacks on him, refused to give up. I owe the General great respect, gratitude, and apology because despite my partisan inspired attacks, he maintains integrity to this Nation and a commitment to Victory. Bottom line is that he believes in these values sufficiently to take a demotion to achieve them when my butt was in a sling.

I would like to apologize to the Iraqi people, who are on the precipice of peace and democracy, but that my own stubborness prevents me from changing from my course. I have to admit I am at a loss for words on how to spin the current political logjam in Iraq into what I want to claim as a personal victory. I did after all say that Iraq needed a political solution and during my tenure it has fallen into political disarray. To speed that along, I sent the master of political gaffes to Baghdad, where he can claim that I didn't use the key phrase "turn the page," in my previous speech. I apologize because Biden is the best we can do to end the political impasse and we sent him at a time of our convenience rather than recognize the cultural significance that now is not the time. We hope that if we threaten them with either increased visits or a long term stay by him, they'll break down and form a government, just to get him out of Baghdad. Having to deal with him on a regular basis, I can tell you, this is a workable strategy.
I feel a special need to apologize to the Iraqi people, because Saddam was truly a sadistic tyrant and I know for a fact he had WMD, because I've suppressed reports that we're still finding them. We're leaving the destruction of those munitions to the Iraqis now. And the fact that all crime and terrorism in Iraq kills half of what Saddam averaged in every month, in Iraqi Civilians alone, of his reign is not my fault. I inherited that from Bush.

........ I encourage all of you to please continue reading the rest of this awesome writing at the source.... War On Terror News website.

And this is the link to the article you see in this post.......... WOTN Obama Speech on Iraq Rewritten.


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

Wow this is GREAT, can you see Obama saying this.... I know it would never happen. But I love how it is written and it sure as heck is an IF ONLY. But then Obama would have to be someone else completely.

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August 31, 2010

Restore America! Yes, We Can! by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Restore America! Yes, We Can!

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

In an interview with Brian Williams of NBC News on Sunday, Obama stated, “I can’t spend all my time with a birth certificate plastered on my forehead” among his other defensive musings. There have been numerous claims that Obama is not eligible for the office he holds and a number of attempted court cases have been filed to ascertain his eligibility. So far, legal maneuvering by his phalanx of lawyers and other impediments have stood in the way of Obama’s pledged transparency.

Unfortunately because of his unwillingness to come clean the issue remains unresolved. Further, recent allegations that Obama is a Muslim with up to 18% of Americans believing that he is have further muddied the already murky water in which Obama swims. Unfortunately, his behavior and policies lend credibility to the latest claim.

Separate from the Muslim issue is a pervasive attitude in the media to the effect that even if he isn’t qualified to hold the office, the majority of Americans voted for him and therefore the squeaking wheel should just stop turning. Huh?!

Since when do Americans allow legitimate questions about qualifications of public officials to go unanswered?

Would it be okay to have a criminal or otherwise totally unqualified person hold the office based on the “right of privacy?”

I think not! For anyone with the integrity and intellectual curiosity of a peanut the Hawaii system at the time of Obama’s purported birth there was highly questionable. That alone should be enough to pursue the issue. One could have been born on Mars, but at the time of Obama’s birth it would have been possible for one to obtain a Certificate of Live Birth from the State of Hawaii.

This is only the tip of the iceberg, it’s time to melt it down to the truth.

No claim is made here that only Obama can satisfy, and we call on him to do so to stop the rising tide of those who for whatever the reason have lost faith. However, his steel-fisted resistance to the very transparency he pledged continues to erode his credibility. During the Johnson Administration that was referred to in the media as the “credibility gap.” What is amazing is his ability to draw any favorability ratings at all, but evidently there are sufficient numbers of uninformed, even mindless Americans that the “empty suit” remains inflated.

It is not even debatable that Americans know less about Obama than any President in history, because they don’t. Despite their efforts to get him elected, the vaunted “mainstream media” has repeatedly admitted as much. But more amazing is that Americans have no legal “standing” to challenge a matter of this magnitude in court that would force release of pertinent records. This President’s breathtaking corruption and lack of transparency is a cancer that is silently metastasizing the heart and soul of political integrity of this nation.

Americans often read about the corruption of foreign governments, what a laugh! If ever there was a corrupt government, it resides in the halls of Congress and the White House. Recent passage of the, Stimulus, Health Care and Financial Reform Bills are prime examples. For too many years Americans have allowed elected officials to do things to this nation that the people did not want but felt helpless to do anything about because they were told that they were powerless to do anything. Oh, Yeah?! At present talk of a Constitutional amendment that would deny citizenship to children born here of illegal immigrants is passed off as not possible. Not possible?! That bit of not-so-subtle propaganda needs to be shoved up their noses. But it can be done only by denying victory to CAREERISTS like the Charlie Crists of the political world. It can only be done by drubbing Harry Reed, taking the gavel away from Nancy Pelosi, and neutering Barrack Obama.

If Obama had not been so eager to “totally change America” into his vision of a socialist utopia by driving the economy from the ditch into an abyss, he might have been somewhat worthy of the accolades that the media and other idiots around the world heaped on him. But he and his administration along with Congressional Democrats have done more to destroy America in two years than any enemy this country has ever faced on the battle field in its history. Iraq and Afghanistan a problem?! B.S.! Congress and this Administration are the problem!

Americans need to divest themselves of both democrat and republican riff raff and reopen America for business. Burgeoning government spending programs is not business, it is an albatross hung around the neck of every American, including the very ones who benefit from government largesse. Once purged of self-serving governmental elected officials and bureaucratic leaches, America can look forward to the best years of its existence. Instead of democrat leadership demonizing and ignoring Americans, mainstream officials are needed who will carry the banner of a bright future and restore real hope for all Americans.

A good start would be to replace any Senator who has served more than two terms and any Representative who has served more than six. A Constitutional Amendment should be enacted that would limit terms of political office. Then at the first opportunity, fire Obama and elect an American who is unapologetically unashamed of and pro-America!

Forget about the smartest person in the room it makes one want to throw up! What America needs are leaders with a modicum of intellect and a wheelbarrow full of common sense!

Semper Fidelis


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


"What America needs are leaders with a modicum of intellect and a wheelbarrow full of common sense! "

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

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

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August 30, 2010

Racial Acrimony; and, Political Strategy by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired


Racial Acrimony; and, Political Strategy

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

For those who do not pay attention, today, August 28th there were two major events in Washington, D.C.. One on the Mall between the Lincoln and Washington Memorials, the other between a Dunbar High School and the site on the Mall where a memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. is to be built.

The size of the respective groups is likely to be the subject of talk shows and media “pundancy” for a week or so but pales into insignificance when compared to the tone of the respective organizers’ remarks. The substance and tone of what TV and Radio Host Glen Beck had to say on the one hand and Rev. Al Sharpton had to say on the other were in stark contrast to one another.

Beck honored the Nation’s founders and military members; and given the anniversary date of his “I have a Dream” speech on that same location, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. He appealed to all Americans to support military members, in particular those who have suffered wounds while fighting her wars; and to return to God as the source of National strength. He spoke of God-given rights, the nation’s heritage of greatness, and of American “exceptionalism.” Other speakers at the Mall event including Dr. King’s niece reflected and reinforced that same theme.

Sharpton on the other hand was decidedly negative accusing Beck of intentionally choosing the anniversary of King’s famous speech in an effort to hijack the Civil Rights movement, implied that Beck’s efforts were disingenuous with the underlying intention of advancing a political agenda or movement; and sounded more like a spoiled child than a Civil Rights Leader. This is not an attempt to recount today’s events; rather it is to take note of the decidedly toxic quality of Sharpton’s remarks.

One is mindful of Obama’s oft stated campaign pledge to bring unity, albeit he sat in a hate-America-first church for twenty years without lifting a finger to advance racial conciliation and harmony. There is nothing here to suggest that racial minorities, blacks of African origin in particular have had no grievances; they have and still do in some quarters. What is no longer a secret is that the evident chip on the shoulders of leaders like Sharpton, Wright, Farrakhan, and Obama does nothing to advance conciliation and unity; rather they work to intentionally divide the nation.

People that I know, most who are “white” would welcome open and honest racial dialogue, but after listening to Sharpton, Wright, Farrakhan, Elder and having read Obama’s books I find little evidence that desire is reciprocated at the leadership level. Sharpton’s attitude today showcased the contrast. Objective Americans observed racism and divisiveness today, and it was on the part of Al Sharpton.

When the word “racism” is hurled at those who have honest disagreement with the direction that Obama is taking the country, the glaring question is, “racism on whose part?” One cannot help but call to mind the oft quoted phrase, “united we stand, divided we fall.”

In today’s environment it is clear that “triangulation” or “divide and conquer” is the operative political strategy. By creating multiple competing factions the strongest minority emerges with the spoils. That is how politicians whose agenda is not representative of the mainstream in this county gained power; and now hope to retain it.

Take Florida’s Senate race as an example of “divide and conquer.” Governor Charlie Crist revealed by his actions over the course of his stewardship that he is not the conservative that he made himself out to be during his gubernatorial campaign. Upon Crist announcing his Senate aspirations upstart Marco Rubio emerged and began to clobber him in the Republican Primary race.

Enter the real Charlie Crist. Similar to Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, Crist dumped the Republican Party to avoid certain defeat at the hands of conservative (albeit with warts, Rubio) moving well to the left. Crist scrubbed his website of conservative positions and has openly courted democrats, including there being reports of having former members of the Clinton team as advisors. In the meantime Democrat Candidate Meeks won the Democrat nomination.

Given tepid support by the Party the majority of democrats will vote for Crist over Meeks and when combined with Crist loyalists within the Republican Party might be enough to defeat Rubio. Put differently, the political calculus is that the new out-of-the-closet Crist will garner enough support from democrats and Crist loyalists to emerge the victor in the three way race; “divide and conquer!”

Rubio’s best hope would be for Obama to come to Florida and openly campaign for Crist. And that may be possible given Crist’s announcement in an interview that had he been in the Senate at the time he would have voted for “Obamacare.” But, not so fast! He changed that to, “I misspoke” when confronted with his pronouncement.

Crist, like Obama is a duplicitous liar and deceiver and is the absolute political worst of what is wrong with Washington. It’s time to clean house! How long is it until November?!

Semper Fidelis


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

Col. Pappas is so good, I always love to read what he has to say on the various topics. This was is really good!!!!!

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:50 AM | Comments (5)

August 24, 2010

David Limbaugh author of "Crimes Against Liberty"

Conservative columnist and author David Limbaugh ( Rush Limbaugh's brother) was on with Sean Hannity last night to discuss his latest book Crimes Against Liberty which was released on Monday and is already #2 #1 on Amazon.

David says that Obama is running the nation into the ground and is the most destructive president in our nation’s history. Limbaugh also says the next election will be a turning point for our country on whether America will turn toward socialism-Marxism or go back to a democracy. He also says Obama has no respect for the US Constitution.

Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama ....David Limbaugh (Author)


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

It was a good interview on Hannity and I am glad this book is coming out now before Novemeber. Heh heh the left can have one for an early Christmas present.

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM | Comments (2)

August 23, 2010

No Taxpayer Money For Illegals = Self Deportation By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

No Taxpayer Money For Illegals = Self Deportation
( plus the real intention of the Ground Zero project )

By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Most American taxpayers find it utterly reprehensible that Fedzilla spends our hard earned dollars to subsidize illegal aliens and their children, particularly at a time when many legal citizens are out of work with no benefits. A pregnant Mexican woman can walk across the southern border and into an American healthcare facility and that facility will give her an EBT card with up to $450 per month for healthcare services and a food card worth $275 per month. This problem is not just in Border States.

Most states have an illegal alien problem of significant magnitude. In the small Northeast state of Rhode Island for example, there is a ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy towards illegals, and just as in Arizona, much taxpayer money is spent on funding their education, healthcare and subsistence costs. That state legislature is sending two representatives to Arizona to find out how to craft a law which cracks down on illegals without running into constitutional issues.

Fedzilla’s non-enforcement of federal illegal immigration law is legal malpractice. Our elected officials are willing accomplices as they plunder government treasuries to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on illegal aliens while American citizens suffer during this recession. The unfortunate irony is that American citizens who are out of work and students just out of college are worse off than illegals!

We don’t need to discuss the reasons behind Fedzilla’s intentional lack of concern, nor the fact that this Leftist administration and its Congressional crooks are at odds with most state governments and ‘We The People’ with respect to non-enforcement of illegal alien laws. Obama and his financiers are currently searching for ways to circumvent the Congress to grant amnesty to illegals before the November elections and certainly by the 2012 Presidential election.

Their goal is to create a large new Democrat voting bloc so their destructive plans for America’s constitutional government and free enterprise system can come to fruition. Simultaneously, this Administration with the help of Democrat leadership has put us into a downward spiral of unsustainable multi-trillion dollar debt with no hope of paying it back to worldwide borrowers.

China is the largest lender to the United States through its purchase of U.S. Treasury bonds, but they, as many other nations worldwide, have lost faith that our government will ever be able to pay those bonds off at maturity.

“When the bank quits lending, the borrower cannot borrow”, which means default and ultimate devaluation of currency as the only remaining solution.

That nightmare is a certainty if We The People don’t act quickly to take back our government and repeal Obamacare and his multi-trillion dollar splurge to fund Fedzilla.

We The People must also demand accountability from our state and local governments, just as in Rhode Island and Arizona amongst others. That means demanding that our officials document and educate taxpayers on the magnitude of government spending for illegals.

Then such funding must be cut off. Without subsidies, many illegals will self-deport back to their homeland. To not demand this accountability and action by our government is to complacently accept the direction in which our nation is headed---off a cliff into the third world. Who will our children hold accountable?

As a sidebar, concerning the proposed Islamic ‘community center’ near Ground Zero, the imam who heads this project is currently traveling on our tax money (thanks to the Obama state department) to the Middle East to raise more money for his project. This is but one step to his ultimate goal that America accept Sharia Law. Some politicians such as Mayor Bloomberg have bought the Muslim lie of ‘religious tolerance’ as justification for this project hook, line and sinker.

Obama and other Muslims know quite well the motive of those who wish to plant this symbol of Islam on property where 3000 lives were lost at the hands of their Jihadists. It would be a different outcome if the imam and his followers humbly and apologetically proposed to build a memorial to lives lost at the hands of radical Islam instead of this ‘in your face and down your throat’ insult to our nation.

America has given a resounding NO to Sharia Law in any way, shape or form within our borders.

Sharia is a the epitome of pervasive intolerance which discriminates against and abuses women, brings death to homosexuals, and regards anyone who is not a devout Muslim as a second-class citizen deserving of death in the name of Allah.


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

Well done article, thank you Dr. Bates.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:47 AM | Comments (2)

August 22, 2010

Obama's Point of No Return

Obama's Point of No Return

By J.R. Dunn

American Thinker

There comes a moment in a failing presidency where the incumbent, through some single gesture, action, or statement, crosses a certain line from beyond which there is no return. Through his own will and behavior, he so underlines his failings, so frames his negative image, that no further action can ever erase it. Fate, accident, and circumstance have nothing to do with it. It is the president himself who puts the period at the end of his own sentence.

Such moments are obvious in retrospect, though not always at the time. With Richard Nixon, it was the "eighteen-minute gap." An oval office tape recording turned over to Judge John Sirica, who was overseeing the investigation of the Watergate incident, turned out to have a lengthy period of silence smack-dab in the middle of a conversation between Nixon and chief of staff H.R. Haldeman. The White House claimed that Rose Mary Woods, the president's secretary, had inadvertently hit the wrong button for those eighteen minutes. This might well have been true, but in light of Nixon's long reputation as Tricky Dick, it sounded like the cock-and-bull story to end them all. Nixon had been holding his own in the Watergate battle up to that point. The voting public viewed the uproar with bemusement rather than indignation. But the tape gap finished him. In less than a year, he was forced into resignation.

For Jimmy Carter, it was the "malaise speech" of July 15, 1979, in which he attempted to shuffle the blame for his tepid performance as president from his own administration onto the shoulders of the American people. Carter claimed that a national "crisis of confidence" (he never actually used the word "malaise") made it impossible for him to adequately grapple with the country's problems. It was America's fault, not Jimmy Carter's. The public reaction was open disgust and the abject collapse of any support for the Carter presidency.

With Obama, we have an abundance of riches: the multiple vacations, the legal harassment of the state of Arizona on behalf of illegals, the clownish response to the Gulf oil blowout. But when historians come to select the moment when Obama went over the edge of the world, I think they'll find the great Iftar mosque speech of August 13, 2010 hard to beat.

During a White House dinner celebrating Ramadan, the president found it appropriate to come out in favor of religious freedom. Not in support of Christians being attacked by janjaweed gunmen, or Bahá'ís tormented by Iranian mullahs, or Jews being stalked by assassins, or even American citizens being told that they cannot pray in public, but in favor of a shadowy foreign foundation with suspicious financing and disturbing jihadi connections that wishes to build some kind of victory monument congruent to the site of the 9/11 massacre.

These doomsday statements work by putting previous suspicions and surmises about the president -- always negative -- into sharp relief, acting as verification and confirmation. Nixon had suffered a reputation as a conniver since his knock-down, drag-out 1950 battle against Helen Gahagan Douglas (it was Douglas who coined the "Tricky Dick" nickname). The tape gap fit so perfectly into that narrative as to crowd out everything else. Carter's inept performance as president was rendered even harder to bear by his continual sanctimony and moral preening. The malaise speech merely added the patina of a whiner.

With Obama, suspicions have involved his status as an American. The foreign parentage, the registration in an Indonesian school noting him as a Muslim, the uproar over the birth certificate aroused misgivings that, despite media scorn heaped upon those noting them, he has never quite been able to put to rest. As of last weekend, his opportunities to do so are ended. Impressions trump arguments, and for most of the country, Obama will, from here on in, be a strange and untrustworthy figure -- a man who does not understand what Ground Zero means to America, who utilizes American law and custom to support foreign interests, who speaks to strangers more clearly than to his own.

Nothing either Nixon or Carter did enabled them to recover from their faux pas. Even as the tape gap story broke, Nixon was supervising a massive airlift of supplies and ammunition to Israel, which was involved in a life-or-death struggle against massive Arab attack in the Yom Kippur War. It gained Nixon nothing, scarcely earning a mention amid all the public speculation about Watergate. Less than three months after the Carter speech, Iranian "students" (actually professional revolutionaries under the control of the Ayatollah Khomeini) sacked the American embassy in Tehran, taking nearly a hundred American hostages. I can attest that I was not alone in thinking, "Great -- and we've got Mr. Malaise is charge." The year-and a-half-long hostage crisis, climaxed by the disastrous Eagle Claw rescue mission, hastened the collapse of the worst presidency of the later 20th century.

The past two years are the best Obama will ever see. The real crises of his presidency are still to come, and they are easily visible as they move toward us -- Iran, terrorism, the economy, the collapse of the national health care system hastened by his own policies. He will meet them under a cloud of his own making, attempting to overcome them as a president who takes endless vacations, who will not defend his country's borders, who sat out the Gulf oil crisis, who overlooks the sacrifices of his own countrymen in favor of dubious foreign figures.

Some lines of Shakespeare occurred to me while Obama was dawdling over a response to the oil blowout. They can also serve to cover the entire morass:

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads us to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

The tide has gone out for Barack Obama. It is all epilogue from here on in.


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

Perhaps Rush Limbaugh said it best when he said, “Obama is the dumbest guy in the room, no matter what room he’s in.” People are seeing an aloof and out of touch lazy ideologue strut his arrogance and spend our tax dollars with impunity, and we don’t like it.

He is indeed an alien in the White House.May he fall speedily from power!

America is now a powder keg that is set to explode. Let us not underestimate the sheer potential of Iman Obama's mendacity. We are only eighteen months into a historic political train wreck and it may take scholars centuries to pinpoint the exact moment the wheels flew off this "man caused disaster" called the Obama presidency.

Almost every process our forefathers put in place to keep America's freedoms has been tampered with.

How can 330 million Americans sit idly by and watch this monkey destroy our nation. Obama, Ried, Pelosi should be frog marched to Leavenworth tomorrow.

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August 16, 2010

Whatever happened to “We the People?!” by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Whatever happened to “We the People?!”

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Isn’t there something somewhere about “We the people?” Maybe I was wrong, maybe it said, “We the presiding elite, intent upon enacting our will over the objections of the people, do hereby interpret as we see fit, to accomplish whatever we wish, this Constitution of the United States.”

The recent Judge Walker Court Decision that rendered that portion of California’s Constitution that defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman as unconstitutional is rife with legal fantasy. The entire decision is laced with preconceived bias that one should expect from the fact that the sitting Judge is homosexual. In most rational places in the universe the fact that he judged the case would itself be adjudged a “conflict of interest.” Walker may be a hero to contemporary homosexuals and liberals but his decision and memory will live in infamy.

One dictionary definition of equal is: "identical in mathematical value or logical denotation; like in quality, nature, or status."

The Court anchors its decision in the fallacious premise that the 14th Article of Amendment to the U.S. Constitution under the equal protection provision bestows the right of marriage on homosexuals. If homosexual conduct and therefore marriage was equal to normal marriage and sex the Court’s lengthy tortured argument and process might have been adjudged as fair and proper. However, it should be evident to any rational being that there are inherent physical and psychological distinctions between heterosexual and homosexual relationships. That fundamental fact is lost on the Walker Court and all who celebrate the Court’s decision.

In the process, Walker dismissed seven million Californians (and, one might add, the people of the world) who voted to enshrine the traditional definition of marriage in the California Constitution for as long as history has been recorded, as the union between male and female. But, alas no one should let rationality and eons long tradition become an impediment to irrational liberal behavior and thought.

Aside. One wonders if Muslims will give one wit about homosexual marriage, or for that matter the U.S. Constitution as Muslims proceed to decapitate homosexuals and liberals. Feminazis and adulteresses would be stoned to death and women would be confined to their homes. Think not? What happens in Muslim countries? Obama said, “I will stand with Muslims.”

What the Walker Court told the people of California, the United States and the world is that he has no sympathy or regard for their historic definition of marriage, he has no empathy for the masses of people whose relationship to their wives and husbands has been equated to perverted sexual behavior in order to advance the so called “rights.” Walker and his homosexual cohorts are perverting the Constitution to cram an unwanted redefinition down the throats of Americans in another instance of the manifest tyrannical minority inflicting its will upon the majority.

This situation is similar to the recent infliction of so called, “Health Care Reform” upon an unwilling populace albeit by a majority of politicians, but acting against the evident will of a large majority of the American people. How long is it until November?

Whereas it was argued that denial of a marriage license creates unequal status, there is nothing equal between normal sexual behavior and homosexual conduct from the outset. Additionally, logically and physically there is nothing equal between the two in relation to the historical institution and consummation of marriage. In the final analysis Judge Walker’s ruling has the same depth and quality of rational thought and logic that would render an apple equal to a fish. Given inherent differences that are factually obvious, one must conclude Judge Walker invented yet another instance of legal fiction, and schizophrenia that perverts the Constitution and diminishes the American nation.

The foregoing does not imply that there is no love or commitment in homosexual unions which alone do not constitute marriage. Rather, the decision renders the California Constitution and the historical meaning and physical consummation of marriage as irrelevant and without distinction between participants in traditional marriage and those in a homosexual union. People can have love and commitment for an animal, should not such a pair be issued a marriage license? Some think that they should. Under this ruling shouldn’t humans be able to marry their non-human lovers? And, if not why not? Why should marriage be confined to humans and not between humans and animals? Isn’t it a violation of human rights to deny such a marriage? And so, Pandora’s Box has been cracked upon.

Activists’ current effort is to fundamentally change the eons long traditional definition of marriage to erase evident distinctions, and thus to “normalize” homosexual behavior, which on its face is an exercise in fantasy.

Even in a completely secular society forcing legal acceptance of a homosexual “marriage” would be impossible even if acquiesced outwardly, and they know that. Never, will any normal society anywhere permanently accept homosexual conduct or homosexual "marriage" as the same or equal to heterosexual relationships because it is not, no matter how the law may be perverted and twisted to accommodate the issue. It is a simple fact that the Judge Walker’s legal fiction cannot permanently overcome reality no matter the length, stretch, and tortured legal fiction of his argument.

With all of this noted, one cannot help but find comic relief in homosexual behavior in which females try to cast themselves in the physical role of males with their butch haircuts, strapped-on devices and all manner of obverse paraphernalia; not to mention men engaging in sex in a most comical, if not disgusting way. It is a spectacle so cartoonish and buffoonish that it isn't worthy of further discussion here, and is the reason that for centuries homosexuals were referred to as being queer.

Rational people will never accept the notion that a homosexual relationship is the same as traditional marriage because to do so would require the abrogation of common sense and reality.

Let’s see, if the U.S. Constitution included an amendment that defined the institution of marriage as between one man and one woman, would it be constitutional? Probably not in the Walker Court. Does the tenth article of amendment give the States and the people the right to govern themselves? Evidently not in the Walker Court. What entity issues marriage licenses, States or the Federal Government? According to Walker, the Federal Government because he effectively took that right away from the States with his decision. How do you say, t_y_r_a_n_n_y?

Semper Fidelis

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

I mentioned before on here that several years ago when we lived in Calif. we had voted for Prop. 187, it was dealing with the problem of the illegals. It won by a huge majority of votes through the entire State of California.
However, the left did not like the outcome of the vote so they took it too a Judge and naturally he was a liberal like they were and he overturned our vote. POOF gone, our vote counted for nothing. That really freaked me out to see how little our vote counted. How the wishes and demands of the left and a liberal Judge could erase such a vast majority of citizens speaking out in their vote.

Now we have seen it again, with the vote about marriage.

Each time this happens IMO it really puts our freedoms at risk, our Constitution thrown in the trash and it is always done by the left.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:40 AM

August 07, 2010

Liberal Extremists And The Supreme Court: Two Strikes In A Row---Liberty Lost On Three

Liberal Extremists And The Supreme Court: Two Strikes In A Row---Liberty Lost On Three

By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

This writer used to regard Glenn Beck as an alarmist, but having listened more closely and followed his presentation of historical facts and logic for the past couple of years, it is evident that Beck is an expert on America’s past and gives an educated and honest appraisal of our future if we continue to tolerate the current ideologues who ignore the rule of law and our founding documents. The events Beck writes in his new book The Overton Window appears to be playing out almost weekly.

This week, the Congress dominated by Socialist Democrats voted to confirm Elena Kagan as Obama’s second appointment to the High Court in a pattern which is easy to understand if one understands his ideology. Obama has shown that he is not race- or gender-blind, having sequentially appointed two women to the Court, neither of whom are Constitutionalists.

Moreover, Ms. Kagan has no judgeship experience. Her writings clearly reflect her personal activist ideology. Notwithstanding her personal socialist views, she has also been dishonest. One blatant example is her intentional alteration of the position of ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) a few years ago with respect to the organization’s opposition to partial birth abortion, in such a way as to try and influence the Supreme Court’s opinion on this heinous act. Such dishonesty on the part of one who now serves a lifetime appointment as a Supreme Court judge should be alarming.

This is only the second time in history that one that has no judgeship experience has been voted to the High Court, the purpose of which is to serve as a check and balance on the Legislative and Executive branches of U.S. government. A closer look will show this appointment is nothing more than another step forward in the Left’s takeover of America by planting ideologues instead of constitutionalists into judgeships.

Americans must demand more of our government. The deck is stacked against our national survival. Four of nine justices recently showed their contempt for Amendment 2 (gun rights) by signing onto a statement that nothing in the Bill of Rights supports private citizens having a firearm for self-defense. Sotomayor voted with the liberal extremist faction of the Court. And one can expect Kagan to do the same.

We The People are now just one judge away from the Left’s tyranny. I encourage you to read The Overton Window if you want to see where we may be headed and why. It is clear there will be a point beyond which Americans will not be able to climb out of the pot of boiling water. What legacy will you leave your children---the rule of tyranny or a nation of liberty? We must make the choice in whatever manner necessary or it will be made for us.

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

Excellent write up. I really think we are at a turning point in our country. This next election and the one after that will decide if our country will survive or not.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:45 AM | Comments (5)

August 05, 2010

it Is Us

It is us

We're the ones who allowed anti-Americans to take over America

The Washington Times

by Ted Nugent

Barack Hussein Obama did not sneak into power. An army of clueless, disconnected, ignorant Americans invited him to bring his Marxist, glaringly anti-American jihad into our lives. This president's overtly destructive, clear-and-present-danger agenda is surpassed in transparency only by his ultra-leftist public voting record and overall lifetime conduct of consorting with the enemy as a child and student of Marxism, socialist and racist community organizer, congregant of the blatant America-hating black-theology- and social-justice-spewing Rev. Jeremiah Wright and close personal friend of convicted communist terrorists like Bill Ayers, and by his unflinching appointment of an array of communist czars, including Van Jones, Cass Sunstein, Anita Dunne, et al. So let me get this straight: You claim your intentions were noble because you simply wanted to get your child a puppy but somehow didn't notice that it was foaming at the mouth, and now you're shocked that your child has rabies?

I think not. That is not a mistake. It is negligence -- dangerous, life threatening and, I am convinced, downright criminal negligence.

And the price for such negligence is catastrophic, don't you know.

But it gets worse. For, you see, the blame doesn't fall just on the obvious stupidity of our friends and families who voted for this corrupt, death-wish government in whose stranglehold we find ourselves. Ultimately, it is our fault. It is the failure of those of us who know better but have failed miserably to educate our own. Living our lives with a captive audience of family, friends, co-workers, socialites, fellow worshippers at church and other parents at school -- everyone in our everyday walks of life -- far too many of us have allowed uneducated, history-devoid, denial-riddled, fantasy-driven, anti-gun and anti-hunting, anti-capitalism general ignoramuses to remain so and run amok, when by all thoughtful considerations, it was our duty to educate and upgrade everyone in our lives to truth, logic and the American way.

It is the terminal curse of apathy and disconnect that got us into this shameless mess we find America in today, and in all honesty, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

We all saw it coming, but political correctness caused most of us to clam up in the ridiculous mindset that it was more important to avoid hurting feelings than to stand up for what we knew in our hearts was being trampled underfoot. Sadly, America has become a nation of ultra-thin-skinned, whining little girls, afraid of our own shadows and so cowardly as to back away from the simple solution of speaking the truth when we know we are supposed to do so.

I have been damned as being a radical extremist my entire adult life for simply standing up and relentlessly promoting and celebrating self-evident truth, logic and common sense. The devil brigade acting upon the Saul Alinsky deception playbook has made its mark by lying, cheating and attacking with the very hate that it accuses everybody else of harboring. With an overall complicit media to bullhorn the brigade's agenda, a nation of sheep has taken the pill and swallowed it whole.

Welcome to the new fat, soft, cowardly nation of wimps with the perfectly corrupt president and pack of soulless hounds in government that they deserve.

Look at Harry Reid. Charlie Rangel. Listen to Nancy Pelosi. What kind of idiots do they represent? A huge army of idiots who wish to do nothing for their country, but whine for their government to do everything for them. Welcome to France, ladies and gentlemen, only worse.

There always have been bad, ignorant people in the world. But in the United States of America, land of the free and home of the brave, the epicenter of rugged individualism founded on the premise of live free or die, where the powerful DNA of defiance got us where we are as the last, best place on Earth, the ultimate violation is that so many hardworking, truly entrepreneurial, independent Americans backed down and failed to stand up when we saw the wimps squawking about all the wrong stuff.

Everything from the New Deal and Great Society on has been a dismal and grossly counterproductive failure, yet we continue to allow corrupt bureaucrats to keep jamming more of the same down our throats with barely a whimper of resistance. How pathetic. How lame. How un-American.

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

The 'sleeping giant' has been awakened. The Tea Parties are a start. We must follow through on our convictions.

We have the chance in November, 2010 to totally destroy the Democrat Party as an effective political force. Message: Get out, vote on November 2, 2010 and defeat every Democrat that is running for office!!! This may be your last chance!!!!

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

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

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August 01, 2010

Christian or Muslim? by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Christian or Muslim?

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

This is to those who blindly accept Islam/Muslims as a healthy contributing part of American society, including Barack Hussein Obama, who some argue convincingly, is a Muslim. The media, mainly CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and to a lesser extent FOX, are willing dupes in the hoax that Islam/Muslims are peaceful; perhaps within a very narrow context may be minutely, partially true.

However, in the aggregate, there is nothing peaceful about Islam, that is, except in the context of PAX Islam. Yet, even where Islam is the dominant religion there are divisions within Islam i.e. Sunni vs. Shiite that are sufficient to sustain eight years of conflict between Iraq and Iran not to mention the ongoing Sunni/Shiite conflict in Iraq which is far from over notwithstanding claims to the contrary by the Obama Administration.

What liberal westerners, in particular those whose life experience is as deep as a plate do not desire to understand is that historical as well as contemporary Islam, unlike contemporary Christianity has not distanced itself from violence and conquest as a religious body. Further, those same liberals do not want to comprehend or accept that Islam is a system of governance and lifestyle that emphasizes total mind, soul and body control (and yet, the claim is that 4 out of 5 new converts to Islam are women. Imagine that.)

Islam in the macro context is a: religious/moral, political, educational, economic, and legal system. Everything is focused on submission to Allah with the ultimate reward of 72 virgins who await martyrs (although evidently there is not counterpart for those females who blow themselves up). There are no doubt humanitarian aspects of Islam, most if not all of which pertain and apply to fellow Muslims somewhat like Mormons who take care of their own; or, who are afflicted with gang loyalties that are irresistibly attractive to some in this country.

In the U.S., Islam is protected by the U.S. Constitution, and for those with a chip on their shoulders for whatever the reason, Islam legitimizes the hatred they harbor toward their fellow Americans who may not be of the same cultural mindset, ethnicity or faith. Consider the racist, hate filled remarks of Louis Farrakhan and other hate purveyors/ Islam-o-files towards Jews and Christians.

Travel to any nation that is dominated by Islam such as Saudi Arabia and try to openly practice a different faith or recruit anyone to join in one’s different faith system and see what happens. Allow a bit of edification: one would as a minimum be arrested and expelled if not arrested, imprisoned and/or beheaded.

Obama’s words while he visited Turkey where he stated that we Americans

“do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Muslim nation, but rather, a nation of citizens who are, uh, bound by a set of values.”

Yet in an interview with a French news agency on the same trip he stated notwithstanding his error in fact:

“And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”

So, while diminishing America’s Christian heritage Obama dismisses and replaces it with Muslim heritage/achievement.

Obama’s personal direction to NASA Chief, Charles Bolden, in Bolden’s words:

“When I became the NASA administrator -- or before I became the NASA administrator -- he (ed., Obama) charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering.”

Americans are constantly bombarded with the notion that Christians are hypocrites, and if one observes many who claim that title, the charge is on point. That is because most who claim it do so out of ignorance of its substance which is the love, forgiveness, mercy and grace of God as manifest through the life, teachings, death and resurrection of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

Note: To become a Christian is both simple and free, in fact it cannot be purchased at any price: for those who do not know, repent of one’s evil ways, ask God for forgiveness, and live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ as contained in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. Christianity frees from evil and guilt and promises (and unlike Obama, God keeps His promises) personal contentment and peace, and eternal life; it is a freely exercised lifestyle without forcible imposition by or upon others and stands in stark contrast to the intimidation, weight and legalism of Islam.

“Choose you this day whom you will serve, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Semper Fidclis

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

Obama's actions and his words have shown us he is a Muslim. About a week ago Glenn Beck did one of his shows about Rev. Wrights church and what they belileve in and of course as well Obama believes in as well. How obama uses the term collective Christianity and the thing is there is no such thing. Not one mention of that in the Bible. It is all political with him, with Wright and his church, the whole thing.

Taqiyya allows Muslims to do anything they want to - if they’re doing it to convince others that they are not Muslim so they can further the Muslim agenda. Taquiya (deceit to advance islam) is allowed for jihad. He is considered advancing islam therefore, he can say whatever he likes. He does use “code” meaningful to practicing muslims, his pronunciation of arabic words, etc. Very precise, very deceitful.

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

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July 21, 2010

Liberal Journalists Target FOX News and Want Government To Shut It Down

Tucker Carlson broke the news last night on Hannity that the far left members of Journolist targeted FOX News and wanted it shut down by the government.

The source ...........The Daily Caller


Publisher Neil Patel chats with Megyn Kelly about JournoList

The Daily Caller explosive story about JournoList, publisher Neil Patel chats with “America Live” host Megyn Kelly about a few thing more incendiary than sports.

“What we have found,” said Neil, ” are discussions in there directly working to try and elect Barack Obama and doing so in the most … loathsome ways.”


Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright

By Jonathan Strong

The Daily Caller

It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign.

The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public – to dissociate himself from them. Stephanopoulos asked, “Do you think Reverend Wright loves America as much as you do?”

Watching this all at home were members of Journolist, a listserv comprised of several hundred liberal journalists, as well as like-minded professors and activists. The tough questioning from the ABC anchors left many of them outraged. “George [Stephanopoulos],” fumed Richard Kim of the Nation, is “being a disgusting little rat snake.”

Others went further. According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.

In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”
Michael Tomasky, a writer for the Guardian, also tried to rally his fellow members of Journolist: “Listen folks–in my opinion, we all have to do what we can to kill ABC and this idiocy in whatever venues we have. This isn’t about defending Obama. This is about how the [mainstream media] kills any chance of discourse that actually serves the people.”
“Richard Kim got this right above: ‘a horrible glimpse of general election press strategy.’ He’s dead on,” Tomasky continued. “We need to throw chairs now, try as hard as we can to get the call next time. Otherwise the questions in October will be exactly like this. This is just a disease.”

(In an interview Monday, Tomasky defended his position, calling the ABC debate an example of shoddy journalism.)

Thomas Schaller, a columnist for the Baltimore Sun as well as a political science professor, upped the ante from there. In a post with the subject header, “why don’t we use the power of this list to do something about the debate?” Schaller proposed coordinating a “smart statement expressing disgust” at the questions Gibson and Stephanopoulos had posed to Obama.
“It would create quite a stir, I bet, and be a warning against future behavior of the sort,” Schaller wrote.
Tomasky approved. “YES. A thousand times yes,” he exclaimed.
The members began collaborating on their open letter. Jonathan Stein of Mother Jones rejected an early draft, saying, “I’d say too short. In my opinion, it doesn’t go far enough in highlighting the inanity of some of [Gibson's] and [Stephanopoulos’s] questions. And it doesn’t point out their factual inaccuracies …Our friends at Media Matters probably have tons of experience with this sort of thing, if we want their input.”

Jared Bernstein, who would go on to be Vice President Joe Biden’s top economist when Obama took office, helped, too. The letter should be “Short, punchy and solely focused on vapidity of gotcha,” Bernstein wrote.

In the midst of this collaborative enterprise, Holly Yeager, now of the Columbia Journalism Review, dropped into the conversation to say “be sure to read” a column in that day’s Washington Post that attacked the debate.

Columnist Joe Conason weighed in with suggestions. So did Slate contributor David Greenberg, and David Roberts of the website Grist. Todd Gitlin, a professor of journalism at Columbia University, helped too.

Journolist members signed the statement and released it April 18, calling the debate “a revolting descent into tabloid journalism and a gross disservice to Americans concerned about the great issues facing the nation and the world.”

The letter caused a brief splash and won the attention of the New York Times. But only a week later, Obama – and the journalists who were helping him – were on the defensive once again.

Jeremiah Wright was back in the news after making a series of media appearances. At the National Press Club, Wright claimed Obama had only repudiated his beliefs for “political reasons.” Wright also reiterated his charge that the U.S. federal government had created AIDS as a means of committing genocide against African Americans.

It was another crisis, and members of Journolist again rose to help Obama.

Chris Hayes of the Nation posted on April 29, 2008, urging his colleagues to ignore Wright. Hayes directed his message to “particularly those in the ostensible mainstream media” who were members of the list.
The Wright controversy, Hayes argued, was not about Wright at all. Instead, “It has everything to do with the attempts of the right to maintain control of the country.”
Hayes castigated his fellow liberals for criticizing Wright. “All this hand wringing about just how awful and odious Rev. Wright remarks are just keeps the hustle going.”
“Our country disappears people. It tortures people. It has the blood of as many as one million Iraqi civilians — men, women, children, the infirmed — on its hands. You’ll forgive me if I just can’t quite dredge up the requisite amount of outrage over Barack Obama’s pastor,” Hayes wrote.

Hayes urged his colleagues – especially the straight news reporters who were charged with covering the campaign in a neutral way – to bury the Wright scandal. “I’m not saying we should all rush en masse to defend Wright. If you don’t think he’s worthy of defense, don’t defend him! What I’m saying is that there is no earthly reason to use our various platforms to discuss what about Wright we find objectionable,” Hayes said.

(Reached by phone Monday, Hayes argued his words then fell on deaf ears. “I can say ‘hey I don’t think you guys should cover this,’ but no one listened to me.”)

Katha Pollitt – Hayes’s colleague at the Nation – didn’t disagree on principle, though she did sound weary of the propaganda. “I hear you. but I am really tired of defending the indefensible. The people who attacked Clinton on Monica were prissy and ridiculous, but let me tell you it was no fun, as a feminist and a woman, waving aside as politically irrelevant and part of the vast rightwing conspiracy Paula, Monica, Kathleen, Juanita,” Pollitt said.

“Part of me doesn’t like this shit either,” agreed Spencer Ackerman, then of the Washington Independent. “But what I like less is being governed by racists and warmongers and criminals.”

Ackerman went on:

I do not endorse a Popular Front, nor do I think you need to. It’s not necessary to jump to Wright-qua-Wright’s defense. What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.

And I think this threads the needle. If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us. Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists. Ask: why do they have such a deep-seated problem with a black politician who unites the country? What lurks behind those problems? This makes *them* sputter with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction.

Ackerman did allow there were some Republicans who weren’t racists. “We’ll know who doesn’t deserve this treatment — Ross Douthat, for instance — but the others need to get it.” He also said he had begun to implement his plan. “I previewed it a bit on my blog last week after Commentary wildly distorted a comment Joe Cirincione made to make him appear like (what else) an antisemite. So I said: why is it that so many on the right have such a problem with the first viable prospective African-American president?”

Several members of the list disagreed with Ackerman – but only on strategic grounds.

“Spencer, you’re wrong,” wrote Mark Schmitt, now an editor at the American Prospect. “Calling Fred Barnes a racist doesn’t further the argument, and not just because Juan Williams is his new black friend, but because that makes it all about character. The goal is to get to the point where you can contrast some _thing_ — Obama’s substantive agenda — with this crap.”

(In an interview Monday, Schmitt declined to say whether he thought Ackerman’s plan was wrong. “That is not a question I’m going to answer,” he said.)

Kevin Drum, then of Washington Monthly, also disagreed with Ackerman’s strategy. “I think it’s worth keeping in mind that Obama is trying (or says he’s trying) to run a campaign that avoids precisely the kind of thing Spencer is talking about, and turning this into a gutter brawl would probably hurt the Obama brand pretty strongly. After all, why vote for him if it turns out he’s not going change the way politics works?”

But it was Ackerman who had the last word. “Kevin, I’m not saying OBAMA should do this. I’m saying WE should do this.”


Reporters at Pravda weren’t this insufferable

By Andrew Breitbart

The Daily Caller

Journalists love whistleblowers. Just not when the whistle is blown on them. Journalists love transparency. As long as they’re not the ones being exposed.

No journalistic steadfast rule is unbendable when it comes to justifying and protecting the racket that is modern journalism, specifically, political journalism in the United States today. The ends justify the means for the Democrat Media Complex. They lie when they claim to be objective. They lie when they claim to be unbiased, because these so called “truth seekers” are guilty of engaging in open political warfare. And when the whistle is blown, they simply double down. “Journolist” — like Media Matters, but more insidious, if that’s possible — is an attempt to put the genie back in the bottle.

Talk radio and the Internet have allowed outsiders the ability to challenge a multiple generational shift from journalism being about the story, to journalism being crafted toward a partisan end. From Newsweek killing the Lewinsky story to the Swift Boat veterans (until the undermedia pressure got too big) to the Dan Rather implosion to the open attempt to keep the Al Gore masseuse story under wraps to the John Edwards/Rielle Hunter debacle to the Van Jones admission of missing the story to the networks ignoring the ACORN video footage to the media playing up trumped up charges of racism in the Tea Party — while ignoring exculpatory evidence to the mother of all media-as-political weaponry: the non-vetting of candidate Obama, the mainstream media has shown that it is in an ideological death spiral. And the ground is right here.

American journalism died today. What The Daily Caller has unearthed proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that most media organizations are either complicit by participation in the treachery that is Journolist, or are guilty of sitting back and watching Alinsky warfare being waged against all that challenged the progressive orthodoxy. The scandal predictably involves journalists posing as professors posing as experts. But dressed down they are nothing but street thugs. They deserve the deepest levels of public consternation. Will they get it?

The only way that the media will recover from the horrifying discoveries found in the Journolist is to investigate and investigate until every guilty reporter, professor and institution is laid bare begging America for forgiveness. Will they do it?

If the powers that be don’t comply with this demand, we can always call Jonathan Alter and Eric Alterman racists.*


E-mails reveal Post reporter savaging conservatives, rooting for Democrats

By Jonathan Strong

The Daily Caller

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh famously said he hoped President Obama would “fail” in January, 2009. Almost a year later, when Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital with chest pains, Washington Post reporter David Weigel had a wish of his own. “I hope he fails,” Weigel cracked to fellow liberal reporters on the “Journolist” email list-serv.

“Too soon?” he wondered.

Weigel was hired this spring by the Post to cover the conservative movement. Almost from the beginning there have been complaints that his coverage betrays a personal animus toward conservatives. E-mails obtained by the Daily Caller suggest those complaints have merit.

Please continue HERE for the rest of this very interesting article


Conservatives Karl Rove and Fred Barnes respond to Journolist ‘racist’ post

By Chris Moody

The Daily Caller

The Daily Caller revealed Monday that then-Washington Independent reporter Spencer Ackerman argued during the 2008 presidential campaign that the best way to combat criticism of President Obama’s former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright was to accuse those who raised the issue of racism.

“If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us,” Ackerman wrote on the Journolist listserv in April 2008. “Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”

While many members of the group voiced concerns about Ackerman on strategic grounds, there seemed to be no clear disagreement with the substance. The strongest repudiation came from Mark Schmitt, now at the liberal magazine the American Prospect, who said the tactic of calling conservatives racist would do nothing to advance the argument.

Weekly Standard editor Fred Barnes and former White House senior adviser Karl Rove told The Daily Caller they were disappointed that there was not more criticism from other Journolist members for Ackerman’s plan of attack.

“I’d like to hear an explanation from those who participated in the Journolist about this,” Barnes said. “Why didn’t they quit the thing when smearing other journalists to help Barack Obama was advocated? Why didn’t they denounce the idea in unison?”

Rove played down the notion that members of the mainstream press agreed with Ackerman but he said he found it curious that such talk was tolerated within the group. It was important, he added, not to judge the motives of members who chose not to respond.

“I thought it was a revealing insight in the attitude of one minor player in the D.C. world of journalism,” Rove said of Ackerman’s comments. “It’s an even more important insight into a broader group of more prominent journalists that they seem to be willing to tolerate the suggestion that they should all tell a deliberate lie or that they should take somebody’s head and shove it through a plate glass window. I would hope that somebody would say, ‘Mr. Ackerman, do you really believe we ought to fabricate a lie about people just because we don’t agree with them?’”
Barnes added that even if there was an effort on the left to smear opponents as racists, the plan wouldn’t work.
“The charge has been made so often without any evidence that it has lost its sting,” he said. “It has become the last refuge of liberal scoundrels.”

Mother Jones magazine writer Kevin Drum, who participated in the Journolist discussion and worked for the Washington Monthly at the time, said in an interview Monday that charges of racism should only be used “sparingly.”

“It’s not something you should do unless you’re really, really sure,” he said.


And just a few snipets from Rush's show yesterday:

All right, there is a huge story out there today, but it could be even bigger, and it should be even bigger. It is from Chatsworth Osborne Jr.'s website, The Daily Caller, and it is about this Journolist, and what it shows is something that we have known all along, and that is that there's not just media coordination in order to advance the Democrat Party agenda and to rip and ridicule, criticize Republicans and conservatives. It's not just coordination. It is an outright propaganda campaign.

So liberals don't just lie, they lie to destroy people. No smear is too low or outrageous when it comes to conservatives.

So something that you and I have known instinctively all along has now been confirmed by the people at the Journolist, these people are in collusion. They're not journalists whatsoever. And any of you in this audience, if you are a journalism school graduates you ought to be ripped to shreds over this. There is a journalist conspiracy out there, we've all known it, it existed to elect Obama, it exists today to reelect Democrats and Obama, and it's done so for years and years and years.
So to say that this is just a small-time blogosphere that's involved in collusion is a big mistake. It's no accident Bob Schieffer has no idea about the New Black Panther Party. It's no accident that Charlie Gibson -- what was the story that he had no idea about while he was on vacation? ACORN. It was no accident Charlie Gibson didn't know about the ACORN tapes that Breitbart had uncovered. He didn't know about it. If it's not in TIME Magazine, if it's not on the other two networks or any of the three, if it's not on CNN, not in the New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, they don't know about it. They're insulated. They live and exist for each other. You and I are three times as informed as the so-called veneered fourth estate. You and I know more about what's going on in this country than they do, and they are the ones with the arrogant condescension looking down on all of us. The only way they can discredit us is to call us names.
The best way to say it is there is nothing that is media as you and I think of media. There are no reporters. The media is simply an arm of the left. It is the Democrat Party
Marxism, socialism, whatever you want to call it, it's the left -- and they are all considered to be members of the ruling class, and that ruling class has its agenda.


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


If the framers of the constitution were writing it today, instead of being concerned with separation of church and state, they would insist on separation of media and state.

Today our media is nothing more than a branch of the government and a tool for the destruction of our liberty.

With the media in this country, Obama has a thousand Goebbels. Hitler had one.

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:49 AM | Comments (6)

July 17, 2010

Obama's Next Act by Charles Krauthammer

Krauthammer warns Republicans: Don't underestimate Obama as he prepares for Act Two

Obama's Next Act

The Washington Post

by Charles Krauthammer

In the political marketplace, there's now a run on Obama shares. The left is disappointed with the president. Independents are abandoning him in droves. And the right is already dancing on his political grave, salivating about November when, his own press secretary admitted Sunday, Democrats might lose the House.

I have a warning for Republicans: Don't underestimate Barack Obama.

Consider what he has already achieved. Obamacare alone makes his presidency historic. It has irrevocably changed one-sixth of the economy, put the country inexorably on the road to national health care and, as acknowledged by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus but few others, begun one of the most massive wealth redistributions in U.S. history.

Second, there is major financial reform, which passed Congress on Thursday. Economists argue whether it will prevent meltdowns and bailouts as promised. But there is no argument that it will give the government unprecedented power in the financial marketplace. Its 2,300 pages will create at least 243 new regulations that will affect not only, as many assume, the big banks but just about everyone, including, as noted in one summary (the Wall Street Journal), "storefront check cashiers, city governments, small manufacturers, home buyers and credit bureaus."

Third is the near $1 trillion stimulus, the largest spending bill in U.S. history. And that's not even counting nationalizing the student loan program, regulating carbon emissions by Environmental Protection Agency fiat, and still-fitful attempts to pass cap-and-trade through Congress.

But Obama's most far-reaching accomplishment is his structural alteration of the U.S. budget. The stimulus, the vast expansion of domestic spending, the creation of ruinous deficits as far as the eye can see are not easily reversed.

These are not mere temporary countercyclical measures. They are structural deficits because, as everyone from Obama on down admits, the real money is in entitlements, most specifically Medicare and Medicaid. But Obamacare freezes these out as a source of debt reduction. Obamacare's $500 billion in Medicare cuts and $600 billion in tax increases are siphoned away for a new entitlement -- and no longer available for deficit reduction.

The result? There just isn't enough to cut elsewhere to prevent national insolvency. That will require massive tax increases -- most likely a European-style value-added tax. Just as President Ronald Reagan cut taxes to starve the federal government and prevent massive growth in spending, Obama's wild spending -- and quarantining health-care costs from providing possible relief -- will necessitate huge tax increases.

The net effect of 18 months of Obamaism will be to undo much of Reaganism. Both presidencies were highly ideological, grandly ambitious and often underappreciated by their own side. In his early years, Reagan was bitterly attacked from his right. (Typical Washington Post headline: "For Reagan and the New Right, the Honeymoon Is Over" -- and that was six months into his presidency!) Obama is attacked from his left for insufficient zeal on gay rights, immigration reform, closing Guantanamo -- the list is long. The critics don't understand the big picture. Obama's transformational agenda is a play in two acts.

Act One is over. The stimulus, Obamacare, financial reform have exhausted his first-term mandate. It will bear no more heavy lifting. And the Democrats will pay the price for ideological overreaching by losing one or both houses, whether de facto or de jure.

The rest of the first term will be spent consolidating these gains (writing the regulations, for example) and preparing for Act Two.

The next burst of ideological energy -- massive regulation of the energy economy, federalizing higher education and "comprehensive" immigration reform (i.e., amnesty) -- will require a second mandate, meaning reelection in 2012.

That's why there's so much tension between Obama and congressional Democrats. For Obama, 2010 matters little. If Democrats lose control of one or both houses, Obama will probably have an easier time in 2012, just as Bill Clinton used Newt Gingrich and the Republicans as the foil for his 1996 reelection campaign.

Obama is down, but it's very early in the play. Like Reagan, he came here to do things. And he's done much in his first 500 days. What he has left to do he knows must await his next 500 days -- those that come after reelection.

The real prize is 2012. Obama sees far, farther than even his own partisans. Republicans underestimate him at their peril.


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

Krauthammer is a wise man. In short, his advice is keep your powder dry. Obama does not see this as the end and neither should we. We make lite of him at our peril.

I think Krauthammer is entirely right. For one thing, Obama has been building a group of mindless sycophants and for another, the new black panthers are being allowed, even encouraged, to disruption elections. Beware. This man is evil and he is dangerous. A second Obama term would effectively end our Constitutional Republic.

Another term for that communist Obama is unthinkable. There’s a good chance he’ll destroy the country in one term. A second term would guarantee that, not only would he destroy the country, but he’d drive a stake through its heart and we’d NEVER recover from it. Truly U-N-T-H-I-N-K-A-B-L-E the damage the SOB would do with another four years.

One of the positive things we have going for us is that the American people remeber the better times of the 80s, 90s and most of the 00s and will want them back.

Obama and the democrats are Godless, anti-American, and sickly perverted.

I refuse to accept defeat. If enough people wake up and also if enough people would LOVE America, we might have a chance and then get a Republican HOUSE and SENATE elected this November. Then maybe they can vote to defund "Obamacare."

If we do not win and win big enough to really take our country back I am terrified as to what will happen. Evil people and forces are at work to literally destroy the country. They seek to revers the 234 year experiment and go back to the dark ages where power and money is always concentrated into the hands of the few and the rest are slaves.

This is why November is so important. Take the House and the Senate back. Put a stop to all this crazyness. There’s not choice here. It has to be done.

De-fund, repeal, outlaw, and ignore. We have plenty of weapons but we must be willing to use them when the time comes.

Otherwise, we face the same scenario that Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, writing about life in the old Soviet Union, described back in 1974:

Things have almost reached rock bottom. A universal spiritual death has already touched us all, and physical death will soon flare up and consume us both and our children–but as before we still smile in a cowardly way and mumble without tongues tied. But what can we do to stop it? Why haven’t we the strength? We have been so hopelessly dehumanized that for today’s modest ration of food we are willing to abandon all our principles, our souls, and all the efforts of our predecessors and all opportunities for our descendants – but just don’t disturb our fragile existence. We lack staunchness, pride and enthusiasm. We don’t even fear universal nuclear death, and we don’t fear a third world war. We have already taken refuge in the crevices. We just fear acts of civil courage.
We fear only to lag behind the herd and to take a step alone - and suddenly find ourselves without white bread, without heating gas and without a Moscow registration.
We have been indoctrinated in political courses, and in just the same way was fostered the idea to live comfortably, and all will be well for the rest of our lives. You can’t escape your environment and social conditions. Everyday life defines consciousness. ..........From Live Not By Lies. Washington Post, February 18, 1974.

Those of us who survive the mass murder and atrocity that 0bama's minders have planned for us will face something very much like this. Solzhenitsyn also said that if we submit to this, we cannot call ourselves human. And he's right.

So we need to De-fund, repeal, outlaw, and ignore. And rain hell down on those who seek to force us to do otherwise.

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July 15, 2010

Black Panthers, you're free to go – not so fast, Arizona by Ann Coulter

Black Panthers, you're free to go – not so fast, Arizona

by Ann Coulter

So I guess all that hysteria about the Arizona immigration law was much ado about nothing. After months of telling us that the Nazis had seized Arizona, when the Obama administration finally got around to suing, its only objection was that the law was "pre-empted" by federal immigration law.

With the vast majority of Americans supporting Arizona's inoffensive little law, the fact that Obama is suing at all suggests that he consulted exclusively with the craziest people in America before filing this complaint (which is to say, Eric Holder's Justice Department).

But apparently even they could find nothing discriminatory about Arizona's law. It's reassuring to know that, contrary to earlier indications, government lawyers can at least read English.

Instead, the administration argues, federal laws on immigration pre-empt Arizona's law under the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution.

State laws are pre-empted by federal law in two circumstances: When there is a conflict – such as "sanctuary cities" for illegals or California's medical marijuana law – or when Congress has so thoroughly regulated a field that there is no room for even congruent state laws.

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If Obama thinks there's a conflict, I believe he's made a damning admission. There's a conflict only if the official policy of the federal government is to ignore its own immigration laws.

Only slightly less preposterous is the argument that although Arizona's law agrees with federal law, Congress has engaged in "field pre-emption" by occupying the entire field of immigration, thus prohibiting even harmonious state laws.

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Field pre-emption may arise, for example, in the case of federal health and safety laws, so that manufacturers of cars, medical devices and drugs aren't forced to comply with the laws of 50 different states to sell their products nationally.

And yet, just over a year ago, the Supreme Court held that there was no "field pre-emption" even in the case of an FDA-approved anti-nausea drug because Congress had not explicitly stated that state regulation was pre-empted.

The drug, Phenergan, came with the warning that, if administered improperly (so that it enters an artery), catastrophe could ensue.

In April 2000, Phenergan was administered improperly to Diana Levine – by a clinician ignoring six separate warnings on Phenergan's label. Catastrophe ensued; Levine developed gangrene and had to have her lower arm amputated.

Levine sued the health center and clinician for malpractice, and won.

But then she also sued the drug manufacturer, Wyeth Laboratories, on the grounds that it should have included more glaring warnings about proper administration of the drug – like, I don't know, maybe a flashing neon sign on each vial.

Wyeth argued that since the Food and Drug Administration (after 54 years of study) had expressly approved the warnings as provided, state tort law was pre-empted by the federal drug regime.

But the Supreme Court held that Congress had to make pre-emption explicit, which it had not, so Levine was awarded $6.7 million from Wyeth.

If ever there were a case for "implicit pre-emption," this was it. Without federal supremacy for the FDA's comprehensive regulation of drugs, pharmaceutical companies are forever at the mercy of state and local laws – and trial lawyers – in all 50 states.

As much as I would like pharmaceutical companies to rot in hell for their support of Obamacare, I might need their drugs someday. Now, drug prices will not only have to incorporate R&D costs, but also the cost of paying for trial lawyers' Ferraris. (Perhaps that should be listed as a side effect: "Caution! Improper use may cause nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, and six new houses for John Edwards.")

But the point is: According to the Supreme Court's most recent pre-emption ruling, Arizona's law is not pre-empted because Congress did not expressly prohibit state regulation of illegal aliens. In fact, the Supreme Court has repeatedly rejected the pre-emption argument against state laws on immigrants – including laws somewhat at odds with federal law, which the Arizona law is not.

In the seminal case, De Canas v. Bica (1976), the court held 8-0 that a California law prohibiting employers from hiring illegal immigrants was not pre-empted by federal law.

The court -– per Justice William Brennan – said that the federal government's supremacy over immigration is strictly limited to: 1) a "determination of who should or should not be admitted into the country," and 2) "the conditions under which a legal entrant may remain."

So a state can't start issuing or revoking visas, but that's about all it can't do.

Manifestly, a state law about illegal immigrants has nothing to do with who enters legally or the conditions of their staying here. Illegal aliens have neither been "admitted into the country" nor are they "legal entrants."

Indeed, as Brennan noted in the De Canas case, there's even "a line of cases that upheld certain discriminatory state treatment of aliens lawfully within the United States." (You might want to jot some of this down, Mr. Holder.)

So there's no "field pre-emption" of state laws dealing with aliens, nor is there an explicit statement from Congress pre-empting state regulation of aliens.

On top of that, the Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld state laws on immigrants in the face of pre-emption challenges. Arizona's law is no more pre-empted than the rest of them.

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

Excellent, informative article by Ann.

Obama is emulating the banana republics via his Attorney General sanctioning the actions of these black panther thugs. This and his Ayres (domestic terrorist) and ACORN and Union connections is how this obama guy rules his kingdom

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

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

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July 11, 2010

The Dreams And Audacity Of Barack Obama: ‘Progress’ Report by Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

The Dreams And Audacity Of Barack Obama: ‘Progress’ Report

By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Dossier on Eric Holder: In a speech given during Black History month, AG Eric Holder labeled Americans as a bunch of “cowards” when it comes to race issues. During testimony before Congress, when asked if the Jihadist assassin of Fort Hood soldiers was inspired by radical Jihad, Mr. Holder refused to implicate radical Islam. No one in the Administration including deputy director of Homeland Security, Brennan, will state that Islamic terrorists are a specific threat to our nation---despite decades of destruction and mass murder which culminated in ‘911’. Arizona has been overrun by half million illegals with little border security response by the Federal government. There are even reports that Jihadists travel through South America to Mexico and then penetrate our southern border. Mr. Holder’s response, sue Arizona. Last week a DOJ lawyer resigned and testified under oath that his colleagues were ordered by the DOJ to dismiss a blatant case of white voter intimidation and threats by three black supremacists at a Philadelphia polling place, and further, to never prosecute cases against blacks who commit violations of the Voting Rights Act. Wonder if Mr. Holder knew this? So what conclusions can we draw about Eric Holder’s allegiance and his commitment to upholding the Federal laws which he is entrusted to enforce? Is he an American patriot? If not, to whom is his allegiance?

Dossier on Barry Soetoro—alias Barack Hussein Obama: Kenyan-borne and schooled in Muslim Indonesian school. Moved to America but hides his significant past at great expense. During his run for high office claimed to be a Christian. Elected by morons on the abstract platform of transparency and change with promise that all government business would be conducted openly with no hidden agenda. Mr. Obama without Congressional approval appointed over 30 ‘Czars’ to oversee his perverse un-American socialist programs. Turns out most of them range from self-avowed Communists to socialists, all conspiring with the Administration to destroy American capitalism and redistribute wealth as occurs in Fascist states. They started with takeover of the auto industry, with part ownership given to Obama’s SEIU supporters (basically Chicago union bosses and their thugs) who, with Obama’s help, want to amongst other things adopt a policy in which workers cannot vote secretly on controversial issues ‘near and dear’ to their bosses. Then, Mr. Obama and his social engineering appointees, with help from dishonest liberal extremist leaders in Congress, rammed a bankrupting healthcare law down the throat of Americans designed to ultimately give the Federal government control of not only your healthcare and access to all of your personal information, but ultimate control of your lifespan through rationing of care---all this at the hands of massive bureaucracy which will leave our healthcare system in shambles. All programs and paybacks combined, Mr. Obama has quadrupled the national debt since Bush left office, keeping in mind that budget overruns began under the Democratic Congress during Bush’s last term as Pelosi and Reid circumvented the President through special appropriations. The current fiscal path is terminal. It destroys America’s solvency. Finally, during Congressional recess this week, Obama appointed a non-practicing physician who publicly advocates rationing of care to head Medicare and Medicaid.

When Arizona tries to protect its borders from the surge in violent crime committed by Mexican drug and human trafficking cartels, Mr. Obama not only does not respond with Federal aid, but allows Mexican hypocrite and President Calderon to tell America that we should not block illegal immigration (Calderon obviously does not want all those millions of Mexican illegals sent back to Mexico). Worse, Holder and Obama not only refuse to enforce Federal laws, but have filed a lawsuit against Arizona. If that is not enough, the Feds will not prosecute ‘sanctuary cities’ for violations of existing law. Are they patriots?

Other assaults on American values, freedom and safety by the Left:

* Assault by Chicago’s Mayor Daley on law-abiding citizens’ access to firearms for self-defense, in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling that citizens have a right to possess firearms for that purpose. How? Daley’s new handgun registration requirements are so expensive and difficult that weapons will still primarily be in the hands of criminals. So why does the Mayor have armed bodyguards with automatic weapons? Is Daley a patriot?

* The Second Amendment states that ‘We the People’ can own and bear arms not only for self-defense but also in order to restore our government when taken over by tyrants. The Court conveniently forgot to mention that last part. Four of the high Court’s judges are apparently clueless about the 2nd Amendment since they voted against it. Are they patriots?

* Anti-American conduct: The Feds are allowing Muslims to conduct a convention in Chicago for the purpose of recruiting young Jihadists. Government is systematically targeting symbols of Christian religion while allowing public Islamic celebrations in Washington and turning a blind eye to the will of ‘We the People’ with regards to construction of mosques at the site of the destroyed World Trade Center. What next? Sharia Law? Remember that Obama for 20 years attended a church ‘pastured’ by a racist who preaches hatred of America and ‘white people’. Remember that Obama was quick to blame a white Cambridge cop as racist for arresting a black professor who resisted the officer’s request for identification. Michelle Obama publicly noted that she never was proud of America until her (narcissistic egomaniacal) husband was elected President. Are these American patriots?

* The Administration shows lack of support for the traditional family while condoning gay and transgender unions in speeches and by enforcing a new law that employers must allow a transgender parent up to 12 weeks off each year for ‘bonding’ to their children. Mr. Obama has nominated an unqualified non-committal Leftist to the Supreme Court, who has never been a judge or practicing attorney. Instead, she has written and spoken in favor of such heinous crimes as partial birth abortion.

Add it all up and we have a corrupt, lawless, bigoted, anti-Judeo-Christian Administration, which actively creates division along ethnic and racial boundaries in order to further their agenda. That agenda is to eradicate the Judeo-Christian nation whose values evolved for more than 235 years so as to enable every American to have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That is not the nation Obama and Holder and their radical supporters have in mind. Through creation of crises, their two-pronged approach is to seek national insolvency as well as division of the People with the goal that they can control and ultimately destroy the once-great nation of America which was founded through the Declaration of Independence and protected by the Constitution.

November is critical and the other half of all Christians who don’t bother to vote need to wake up or lose it.

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

I agree people need to wake up. If things to not change in November big time, so that it shows we ARE taking our country back, it will be too late. I really believe this. We need to be talking up the elections now to anyone we can. Let them know things if they are not paying attention.

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

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

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July 01, 2010

"It’s Bush’s Fault" by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

It’s Bush’s Fault

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Before beginning, in the last essay, titled “Useful Idiots, Freedom’s Enemy” I made a comparison between Alex Haley’s “Roots” to the larger context of U.S. Americans having a need to know and understand this Nation’s roots. A number of readers reminded me that Haley’s book, although portrayed as an authentic investigation was a work of fiction mixed with its own version of reality. They are right and I was wrong for not making that distinction clear and I appreciate having the issue called to my attention.

That noted, the following are a number of reflections and some logically founded conjecture and opinions about Obama’s “most transparent administration in history.” It is intended as both informative and entertaining even though some of the conjecture might well be accurate.

“Hope and Change!” “We need it because it’s Bush’s fault.” “Yes, we can!” “Rahm, call Blago for me, you know what to do. Right. Yes, I want Valerie for the Illinois U.S. Senate seat I vacated; just make sure I have deniability.” “Law, what law? Everybody makes deals like Sestak, Valerie and Romanoff;” golf, basketball, smoke.
Smoke, golf; trillion dollar stimulus, “needed because of Bush’s tax breaks for the rich;” smoke, golf, smoke, golf, golf, “Why not Valerie?” “He wants what? Cabinet appointment?! We’d better cool it Rahm.” Smoke, look pensive. Four hundred billion omnibus spending bill, “necessary because it was Bush’s fault;” smoke, golf, smoke, golf, golf, golf, act cool. W.A.T., otherwise known as the “World apology tour,” “all because of Bush’s go it alone policy;” golf, smoke, basketball, golf, smoke, golf, basketball, golf, golf, smoke; “Bush alienated the world.” Act humble. Smoke. Air Force One over Manhattan for photo op, “the girls’ joyride has gone too far;” smoke, golf, smoke, “besides, it was Bush’s fault.” Act cool, golf.
“No more War on Terror there are only angry jihadists because we used to support Israel. We don’t want to offend Muslims, let’s call it ‘Overseas Contingency Operation;’” “the 9-11 attacks were Bush’s fault, the ‘green jobs’ Czar said the attacks were an inside job;” party, golf, party, sneak a smoke, golf, basketball, golf, party.
“Rahm, cram through universal health bill, begin raising taxes right away, hold off on benefits until 2014, raise taxes on the middle class; huh? What are you saying, I promised not to raise taxes?” “We have to raise taxes, our spending is unsustainable,” “we need another stimulus,” “we’re out of money.” “Very difficult choices ahead on deficits.” “We definitely need another stimulus.” “What? The North Koreans want how many trillions? That’s a great crisis. We can use it as an opportunity to push the Congress to pass ‘Cap and Trade’ so we can raise taxes some more to pay them. Yes, and to help with Obama care and even cover some of my other deficit spending; also, let’s put some strong arm on BP for more money.” Golf, party, smoke, basketball.
“By the way, Rahm, I want the power to pull the internet plug on anyone who opposes what I am doing to America.” “How are we doing at the Blago trial? What? That S.O.B. is doing what? Pointing fingers my direction? I thought I told him I wouldn’t stand for that!" This one must be Cheney’s fault. Golf, basketball, smoke, snort.
Increase National Debt Limit to 13 trillion dollars, “it’s Bush’s fault for giving tax breaks to the rich;” basketball, golf, smoke, party, golf.
“I need to clear my mind,” “that’s Bush’s fault too;” sneak a smoke, golf, golf, basketball, party, give media the slip; golf, party, swat a fly during interview, act cool; Declare the U.S. is not a Christian nation then declare that the U.S. is one of the largest Muslim nations in the world. Ignore Netanyahu but roll out the red carpet for Hamas; “Rahm get me four hundred million for Gaza to arm themselves against the Israeli aggressors, oh? You’re a Jew? I never noticed.” “Let’s see, whose fault is this one? What the hell, Bush used to be President, you pick which one, it’s Bushes’ fault;” party, golf, smoke, midnight basketball.

“Michelle, let’s take a ride in Air Force One to clear my mind.” “What do you mean, ‘where do you want to go, sir?’ Kenya of course, to visit my real relatives since I am a son of Africa, my roots are there, somewhere, or is it Hawaii, I forget.” “We have to have prior clearance? Don’t they know that I’m President of the United States, that the buck stops with me and I can do whatever I want?” “On our way, tell China that I want to meet to discuss their human rights violations. Pause. What I meant to say was, discuss our human rights violations in Arizona against illegal immigrants.” “What? I’ll have to wait? For what? Because Bill Clinton is at the World Cup? What’s that got to do with it?” Smoke, party, basketball, helo to Andrews A.F.B., snort some cocaine, smoke a joint, ah, relax. “Have you sent Churchill’s bust back to England yet?” “Be sure to include my latest speeches for the Queen, I know she’ll be impressed.”

Afghanistan going south, “that’s definitely Bush’s fault,” fire McChrystal: “McChrystal was a rightwing plot to embarrass me. What? McChrystal voted for me?” Golf, golf, party, golf, “the economy is on track,” “the loss of eight million jobs is permanent, pause, but we need more illegal immigrants;” “it’s Bush’s fault;” golf, golf, party, sneak smokes.

Hire Patreaus, fly to Florida to visit white sand beaches with cleanup workers bussed in for photo op; fly to Ohio for ten minute speech, “who cares about forcing workers to take a day off?” Impose onerous banking regulations; golf, basketball, sneak more smoke, golf.

Threaten to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants by Executive Order; sneak two smokes, party, golf, basketball.

Do nothing about open southern border for eighteen months; “Bush didn’t secure the border, why should I have too?” Refuse to meet with Arizona Governor until outcry becomes very loud; “Where is Bush when I need him to blame?” Golf, basketball, party, sneak three smokes.

Meet with Arizona Governor, promise twelve hundred troops, but do not plan to deliver, “Bush’s fault;” smoke, “The Gulf oil spill is right wing talk radio’s fault;” golf, smoke, basketball. Sue Arizona for its law that’s designed to defend itself. “We can’t have States defending themselves, who do they think they are?!” Hold the border open as hostage for “comprehensive immigration reform.” Sir, what is “comprehensive immigration reform?” “That’s granting amnesty to illegal immigrants who already in the country so that they will always vote Democrat.” “Senator, look, if I seal the border, you people won’t have a reason for comprehensive immigration reform, get it?” Golf, smoke a joint, golf, basketball.

“All the problems are Republicans,’ ‘tea baggers,’ Palin’s, and Blago’s fault. I need to clear my mind;” golf, golf, golf, smoke, smoke, basketball, smoke, golf, pause. “On second thought, they are Bush’s fault.”

“Hey! ‘Betray us,’ pause, I mean General Petraeus, you got us out of Afghanistan yet?” “What?! You just got there?!” “Wadda do you mean, you’re changing the rules of engagement so those ‘little people’ in uniform can defend themselves? Don’t you know I have the safety of Muslim terrorists, sorry, Jihadists and Taliban to be concerned about?” “Those people in uniform volunteered, so what’s their beef with risking their lives, and by the way, since they volunteered tell them to buy their own health and life insurance if they want coverage, oh, yeah, tax them the cost of their transportation to and from Afghanistan and Iraq?” Golf, smoke, basketball, snort, relax.

“Rahm, have you directed Daily Kos to remove the remarks about General “betray us” form our website now that I’ve made the brilliant move of appointing him to head up our cut and run policy from Afghanistan; gotta get that done before the next general election you know?”

“This oil spill thing, that was absolutely Dick Cheney’s fault, he planned and caused the blowout while he was still VP; What? We just finished inspecting that well and gave them a safety award? Then, it’s all BP’s fault, they must have colluded with Cheney and did it on purpose; they’re pissed because of the Churchill bust thing. Yes, I am well aware that they donated more to me than to all other candidates.” Smoke, party, basketball, golf.

“Put your boot on BP’s neck! Damn the Jones Act, we’re gonna kick some ass. Smoke, party, golf, basketball; “damn the Jones Act even more, we have to support our base: you know, Soros, Gore, Clinton, etc., SEIU, illegal immigrants, ACORN, ACLU, Abortionists, Gays, Lesbians, and Muslims; damn the wildlife, tourism, fishing industry and drilling industry, damn those bastards who want to make money, damn the dollar. In fact! God damn America!” pregnant pause, “Ooops!” Golf, smoke, snort, basketball, party.

Hey Rahm, tell the Republicans that if they don’t support my nomination of Kagan for the Supreme Court that I’ll direct MSNBC, CBS, CNN, and ABC label them racist, homophobe, misogynists!” “Be sure to contact Brzezinski, you know, the female on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, she’s been working with us all along.” “By the way, how are we coming in shutting down talk radio?” Golf, golf, smoke, basketball.

“Can’t you people see that we’re busy spreading the wealth around? You people need to quit your harping, just get out there and volunteer; it’s our turn, we have welfare recipients, SEIU, illegal immigrants, and tax cheats, communists, and socialists in my administration to support!”

But, sir, where’s the money to come from? There are no new jobs except for government census workers and fourteen thousand new IRS enforcement jobs, the private sector ones that are there are being taken by illegal immigrants and businesses are leaving faster than fleas on a dead rabbit. We are out of money; a hundred per cent taxes for a generation won’t pay the debt. What are you doing? Where’s the Hope and Change?! Oh, I see, “Bite me” said the economy is on track? But sir, I thought you said that?

“Ah, shut up! It’s all Bush’s faulty economic policies of tax breaks for the rich that caused all this!” Openly smoke, smile big, golf, party, basketball, and begin celebration of the destruction of the greatest economy the world has ever known! “What do you mean the American people don’t like what I’m doing? Do you think I care what the American people like or don’t like, want or don’t want!?” “I won the election, didn’t I?”

“Hey Blago! What the hell are you doing out there?” Smoke, party, basketball, golf, chin in air, look down nose, turn head to profile to look like Lenin, look off in distance; “Rahm, find a Carp Czar right after you find Blago Czar!” Golf, smoke, basketball, golf.

Semper Fidelis


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

I love it , the Col,. ia so good,. He hit so many things in this one.

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

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

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June 26, 2010

Have the Democrats Learned Anything from Vietnam?

Have the Democrats Learned Anything from Vietnam?

By Michael Filozof

American Thinker

The Vietnam War was the defining event for the modern Democratic Party. Nearly four decades after the war ended, we ought to ask if the Democrats learned anything from Vietnam that is applicable to Afghanistan.

In Vietnam, the U.S. fought an insurgency in a remote, forbidding jungle that neutralized our tactical advantage. In Afghanistan, we are fighting an insurgency in remote, forbidding mountains that neutralize our tactical advantage.

In Vietnam, the insurgents had no armor and no air power. They attacked American patrols with jury-rigged explosives called "booby traps." In Afghanistan, the insurgents have no armor and no air power. They attack American patrols with jury-rigged explosives called "IEDs."

In Vietnam, a socialist country tried to defeat the insurgents before the U.S. became involved. It failed. It was called "France." In Afghanistan, a socialist country also tried to defeat the insurgents before the U.S. became involved. It also failed. It was called the "Soviet Union."

In Vietnam, American involvement began by sending advisers, Special Forces, and CIA operatives. Nine years later, we had hundreds of thousands of troops in combat brigades stationed there. In Afghanistan, American involvement began by sending in advisers, Special Forces, and CIA operatives. Nine years later, we have combat brigades and over a hundred thousand troops stationed there.

In Vietnam, the insurgents routinely obtained assistance and sanctuary in a foreign nation where U.S. forces were forbidden to go. It was called "Cambodia." In Afghanistan, insurgents routinely obtain assistance and sanctuary in a foreign nation where U.S. troops are forbidden to go. It is called "Pakistan."

In Vietnam, the U.S. sought to protect the population from insurgents through a program called "Strategic Hamlets." It didn't work. In Afghanistan, the U.S. is seeking to protect the population from the insurgents with a program called "Clear, Build, and Hold." It isn't working, either.

In Vietnam, the U.S. supported a corrupt ruler who rigged elections in an attempt to give his regime a veneer of legitimacy. His name was "Diem." In Afghanistan, the U.S. is supporting a corrupt ruler who rigged elections to give himself a veneer of legitimacy. His name is "Karzai."

In Vietnam, the U.S. declared that its goal was to train and equip an indigenous force to hold off the insurgents by themselves. They were called the ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam). The ARVN turned out to be incompetent and corrupt. In Afghanistan, our strategy is to train and equip indigenous forces called the ANA (Afghan National Army). The ANA is also incompetent and corrupt.

We fought in Vietnam for over a decade, but Congress never declared war on Vietnam. We have fought in Afghanistan for nine years with no end in sight, and Congress has not declared war on Afghanistan, either.

The Vietnam War was escalated by a Democratic president named "Johnson." Johnson could not afford to look soft on communism in the 1964 campaign because his Republican opponent was a hawkish fighter pilot from Arizona named "Goldwater." The Afghanistan war was escalated by a Democratic president named "Obama." Obama could not afford to look soft on terrorism in the 2008 campaign, because his Republican opponent was a hawkish fighter pilot from Arizona named "McCain."

Although Johnson was responsible for escalating the Vietnam War, his real interest was in domestic politics, where he presided over a massive expansion of the welfare state and created expensive federal health care programs called "Medicare" and "Medicaid." While Obama is responsible for escalating the Afghan war, his real interest is in domestic politics, where he has massively expanded the welfare state and created an expensive federal health care program called "Obamacare."

Rather than leave the battlefield tactics in Vietnam up to his field commanders, Johnson was known for micromanaging the war and manipulating bombing strategies and other rules of engagement that prevented the U.S. forces from going all-out. In Afghanistan, Obama has micromanaged the war with restrictive rules of engagement that prevent the U.S. forces from going all-out.

In Vietnam, the United States lost. In Afghanistan...we're not winning.

Have the Democrats learned anything from Vietnam? Actually, they have learned many important lessons.

First, they have learned that anti-war riots and protests should be conducted only against Republican presidents, not Democratic presidents. (Isn't it amazing how Code Pink and Cindy Sheehan disappeared after George W. Bush left office?)

Second, they have learned to not send Jane Fonda to enemy territory to pose for enemy propaganda photos. Unlike the warm reception she received in Hanoi, the Taliban would probably behead her live on the internet for failing to wear a burqa.

Third, they have learned that if a Democratic presidential candidate plans to conduct a foreign policy of national self-abasement and groveling before our enemies, it is probably better to not announce it during the campaign. George McGovern promised that he'd "crawl on his hands and knees to Hanoi and beg for peace" in 1972 and lost 49 states. Obama did not apologize to the Muslim world and bow before foreign monarchs until after he was elected.

Finally, the most important lesson the Democrats have learned is that they should not draft long-haired, stoned hippies and America-hating radicals on college campuses and send them to war. They'll only riot and try to bomb the Pentagon (like Bill Ayers did). And it makes no sense to offend the voters who are virtually guaranteed to support the Democratic Party anyway.

It's far better to prosecute a war with patriotic, America-loving volunteers from red states who probably voted Republican in the first place, and to play them for suckers by sending them on a mission about which you've said you're "uncomfortable" using the term "victory."

The Democrats have indeed learned a lot from Vietnam, haven't they?


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

Goldwater wanted a quick win and less of our troops lives killed, he wanted to bomb the hell out of the North, and force them into submission, and he said so openly. And he was right!! But saying so openly caused him the election. It freaked people out to hear strong talk of how to fight a war to win and people went with LBJ instead.

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

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

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam

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June 25, 2010

MacArthur Defeats Truman: The Real McChrystal Message by Jeffrey Lord

MacArthur Defeats Truman: The Real McChrystal Message

The American Spectator

By Jeffrey Lord

Harry Truman was no dove.

But Douglas MacArthur made him look like one.

And the political consequences for Democrats of Truman's legendary dismissal of the iconic hero of World War II -- at the height of the Korean War -- were both dramatic and long-lasting. In fact, those consequences are part of the political baggage of the American left -- and the Obama administration -- to this day. It is a history that stirs yet again with the decision of President Obama to fire General Stanley McChrystal in the wake of the now infamous Rolling Stone interview with the General and his aides.

First, the history.

World War II was over, and the world celebrated. Within a month of Truman's decision to drop two atomic bombs -- the brand new weapon of the day -- on Japan, the Japanese had finally yielded. General Douglas MacArthur, the hero of the Pacific Theater, had accepted the Japanese surrender onboard the battleship USS Missouri.

MacArthur was quickly installed as, in effect, the American Shogun of Japan in the aftermath of the war. Working effectively to keep the Japanese tradition of the Emperor yet melding it with a solid constitutional underpinning of democracy, the General played no small role in helping the Japanese people recover and thrive as the Asian democracy they have been ever since.

Yet while MacArthur was busy reconstructing Japan, Truman was coming to the recognition that the Soviet Union was turning from an American ally against Hitler to its central dream of imposing a Marxist-Leninist dictatorship on the world. The Cold War had begun.

Americans, still celebrating and trying to resume the joys of a normal civilian life, were finding themselves increasingly caught up in a bewildering if not frightening new world they simply hadn't seen coming. It wasn't the peace they thought they had won.

Startling accusations flew along with a host of new names.

Gone were FDR and the bulk of the household names that had filled the newspapers, radio newscasts and newsreels since 1932. In their place were tumultuous allegations of Communist spies in the government, secretly salted throughout the Roosevelt and now Truman administrations. A young California Congressman named Richard Nixon burst on the scene helping a Time magazine editor named Whittaker Chambers expose an ex-FDR aide named Alger Hiss as a Communist spy. A Wisconsin veteran styling himself "Tail-Gunner Joe" McCarthy was elected to the U.S. Senate in the 1946 elections and soon was making accusations of communists in government. Abroad, the United States was finding itself in one crisis after another with Communism. Berlin was blockaded, Greece was under assault, Mao Tse-tung toppled the Chinese government. Winston Churchill pronounced the reality of what he called "The Iron Curtain." The Russians -- with the help of American spies -- had gotten their hands on The Bomb.

And inside the Democratic Party an at-first almost invisible fissure began to widen and show itself, separating Truman from self-described left-wing "progressives" as represented by his predecessor as FDR's vice president, Henry Wallace. The dividing line? How to deal with the Soviet Union and its increasingly relentless drive to remake the world -- by murderous force -- in the Communist image of Marx and Lenin.

In this new era, on June 25, 1950, Communist North Korea invaded South Korea, stunning both Truman and the world. No slouch in taking action, Truman quickly arranged for the new United Nations -- a decision from which the Soviets had deliberately absented themselves -- to call for a police action and send member country troops to South Korea. MacArthur, the hero of World War II who had spent much of his career in Asia, was called from Japan to take command.

Which, in his usual and famously imperious fashion, he did. In MacArthur's world Truman, while president, was little more than the failed haberdasher and crass World War I artillery captain that was the caricature of Truman's political enemies. The notion that fate would have Truman giving orders to MacArthur simultaneously amused and infuriated.

There were increasing clashes between the two. Most behind the scenes, but increasingly some leaking into the media of the day. Even more irritatingly to Truman -- and, in retrospect a sign of the historic division to come -- MacArthur was picking up allies among prominent Republican conservatives in Congress.

In particular, the once isolationist-leaning GOP of the 1930s was now focusing on the new Communist threat. And what it perceived as the growing problem internal to the Democrats, as exemplified by Henry Wallace and his "progressives." The problem? Weakness towards Communism, a philosophy that was, with increasing clarity, seen as a sworn enemy of America, freedom and democracy. A re-start of the war just ended by other means. In the vernacular of a day that was belatedly yet correctly sensitive to the rise of Hitler -- Republicans saw this as appeasement. Appeasement of Communism. And this time, the GOP had no intention of sitting on the sidelines as many felt it had during Hitler's rise to power and war.

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

Interesting read. The essence of the Spectator article is that McArthur was tougher on communism that Truman and from that time on the American people saw democrats as weaker on communism than republicans. In fact, the article states that the firing of McArthur was the beginning of the transformation of the democrat party into the party of appeasement which has culminated in the Obama presidency. The article concludes that since the American people support toughness over appeasement, Truman may have fired McArthur but McArthur won in the end.

Obama is no Truman. McChrystal is no MacArthur. MacArthur was a Republican and McChrystal is a democrat. And he’s certainly not the only or even principal cause for Obama’s precipitously declining approval ratings. But we can at least hope that the above article and snipet of history gets repeated.

Truman lost China and was a wimp on Communism. If MacArthur had his way we would not be worrying about China or North Korea.

Truman didn’t run in 52 cause his approval rating was in the tank.

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

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June 19, 2010

Charlie “Judas, Benedict Arnold” Crist by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Charlie “Judas, Benedict Arnold” Crist

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Someone recently labeled Florida’s Governor Charlie Crist as “Judas” Crist, an apt description. Surprised? It really should not be to anyone who has observed his motivation and modus operandi. Those characteristics are well established: Crist’s motivation has been, is and will be self-aggrandizement, and his modus operandi, self-serving.

So, just who is Charlie Crist? If voters are satisfied with more of the same from Democrats in Washington for the last four years, Crist would fit their expectations perfectly. He is a careerist politician whose modus is an anemometer that automatically aligns itself with whatever direction, and turning at the same velocity that the wind happens to be blowing; always with his finger in the air.

So, if the economy is blowing in the direction of freedom and free markets, that would be Crist’s mantra. If however, it is free market bashing, Crist would stand tall with the bashers, à la Obama. If it is about smaller government, Crist would mouth “smaller government,” but if public sentiment were in favor of strong centralized government, Crist would be at the head of the line. Like all careerist politicians, Crist is in it for Crist and voters are the “little people” who both serve him and to whom Crist panders for votes.

Crist’s inherently leftist self came to the surface in recent months and is accurately reflected in a June 16th article on the Politico website, by Jonathan Martin. The writer stated:

“The governor has vetoed an education reform bill teachers unions didn’t like, vetoed a bill abortion rights advocates didn’t like, reversed his stance on gays in the military, reversed his support for offshore drilling and come out for the Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan, after opposing Sonia Sotomayor when he was running as a Republican.”

Any politician who decides to change his fundamental beliefs, if he had them in the first place, is another indicator of what is wrong with this country. All one had to do is be present in Northwest Florida during the 1994 elections to observe Democrat politicians abandon their Party by the horde and flock en masse to the Republican Party because at the time it became the “only game in town.”

Even local U.S. Representative, Jeff Miller, a Republican, made the switch from Democrat to the Republican Party days before running for State office. To his credit he has consistently voted “conservative,” but to his political damnation he is a careerist, and political careerism is central to the economic and social damage that this country has suffered for the past sixty years. They make one sick!

Two years ago it was evident to anyone who bothered to study Obama understood that he would intentionally attempt to crash the economy. Exercising normal powers of observation and common sense one can tell that Obama’s and Democrats’ effort in that regard has not waned with the passage of time.

When Rush Limbaugh created a tempest in a tea pot by “hoping that Obama fails,” he, along with all rational observers understood that the direction that Obama was going to take the country was radically different than the preceding two hundred thirty two years of unprecedented and unequalled success.

By his own words and actions Obama eschews the U.S. Constitution while feigning respect for it; by his actions, notwithstanding his words, he is antipathetic to the core American principles and values of hard work, creativity, exceptional-ism, honesty, integrity and leadership.

One reader was astonished when nearly eighteen months ago I wrote that Obama would work to intentionally reduce the U.S. to third world status. It should now be evident to anyone, given his track record thus far and his present abysmally incompetent handling of the worst ecological disaster in U.S. history, (in which I believe he is both complicit and has intentionally exacerbated), that he is succeeding beyond his wildest dreams.

He may actually feel sorry for the people who are suffering, but that suffering is at Obama’s hand. With even minor understanding of the blowout catastrophe Obama would have immediately waived the Jones Act and allowed the Dutch to loan containment vessels (and still could), that would have contained the majority of the spill but continues largely unabated, and will until relief wells are completed later this summer.

So, why would he intentionally try to harm the US economy? The answer is simple if one has taken the time to study Obama, and I have. He is doing it in order to fraudulently acquire extra-constitutional powers and impose a form of socialism with an Islamic twist from whence he sprang, upon the nation. Alas, Khrushchev’s prediction, “we will bury you” will come true unless Americans show their children that there is a better way; and that way is the Christian faith, free market economy, and liberty and justice for all.

Obama’s Sharia Islamic socialism would be infinitely worse than Stalin’s and Khrushchev’s Soviet communism that accounted for about one hundred million killed during their reign of terror. His Muslim roots and vision for America carried through to fruition would inflict a form of servitude that no generation of Americans, including the dark days of slavery has ever experienced. It is a disaster that could come true; remember “Hope and Change?” What the world is witnessing is “Hope and Change” Obama style, enabled by Democrats like of back stabbing Arlen Specter, Charlie “Judas Benedict Arnold” Crist, and other likeminded political traitors.

Our children and grandchildren deserve better!

L. A. St.Onge CW4, USA (Ret) writes: “Politicians won't vote term limits for themselves so we must do it for them.”

Semper Fidelis

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

Thamk you so much Col.Pappas!!! I hope and pray Crist does NOT get elected.

And he is right about Obama too.

" He is doing it in order to fraudulently acquire extra-constitutional powers and impose a form of socialism with an Islamic twist ..."

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

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June 13, 2010

Motion Sickness From Washington By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Someone sent this to me and I thought it fit well with this write up below.


Motion Sickness From Washington

By Dr. Alan Bates, MD.

Common sense and self-preservation have been turned upside down and backwards by the Destructionists in Washington. The reason is simple---dunces enamored by promises for undefined ‘change’ have voted liberal extremists into power for the first time in American history. Every week the list of idiotic decisions by the current Administration gets longer. Practical solutions to problems are replaced by misguided ideology which not only compounds current problems, but creates new ones. Unfortunately for us, that gives them plenty of opportunities to ‘let no crisis go to waste’ (Rahm Emanuel).

Americans are fed up with crises nurtured by the Obama Administration. Every week we hopscotch from one disaster to another digging America into a deeper hole on the global landscape. A few weeks ago Mr. Obama hosted Mexico’s president who was allowed to publicly condemn enforcement of our Federal laws by Arizona. This was quickly followed by an apology to China, a leader in human rights violations, for the ‘inhumane’ Arizona law which protects citizens from invasion by illegals. The Obama Administration’s response to Arizona was to send lawyers from the Justice Dept and to race-bait the populace.

Almost simultaneously, we learn the Dutch, one of several nations worldwide who possess technology to clean up massive oil spills, were turned away by the Obama Administration on the 3rd day after the BP rig exploded. The Dutch were told they were not needed. I have witnessed numerous interviews of CEOs and inventors who have methods of skimming vast quantities of oil from the sea, but each one notes lack of response by the Administration to their overtures.

Instead, the Administration sends lawyers to investigate for possible criminal charges against BP. Even worse, the liberal extremists who run the circus react by enacting a moratorium on drilling activity, despite recommendations to the contrary by industry advisors, ignoring the dire consequences to the fragile American economy which will result along with the greater risk inherent in shutting down active drilling ops.

What is missing here is not the entrepreneurial input which has always made America a world leader for dealing with catastrophic events, but rather the lack of receptivity by our rogue government for practical private-sector solutions.

We all recognize that the BP rig explosion is a serious incident. And most of us know that accidents will happen. This was the first time a rig explosion of this magnitude has occurred despite many decades of offshore drilling. But the opportunistic Left just this week gave the EPA broad powers to regulate environmental ‘pollutants’, heretofore a power delegated only to Congress.

This is their backdoor approach to cap and trade, a product of the Left’s ideology which replaces practical common sense energy solutions such as drilling in ANWR (Alaska) as well as further development of offshore drilling while nuclear energy and oil shale resources are developed.

How ironic that this ‘clean green energy’ Administration run by lunatics will go down in history as ignoring well-known practical solutions to cleaning up the BP spill, thus resulting in the biggest environmental catastrophe ever, while simultaneously weakening America’s security by blocking time-efficient development of energy self-sufficiency.

Did you vote for them?


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

Excellent write up. I really believe Obama wants this to fail and then take over the drilling and ban it.

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

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June 10, 2010

Charlie Crist? Florida’s Specter by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired


Crist? Florida’s Specter

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

I met Charlie Crist once or twice during his visits to the Florida panhandle before he became Governor. He seemed friendly enough, but having observed him over the years my opinion galvanized that he always has been exactly what he is turning out to be, a liberal in conservative clothing. Crist is a political opportunist, careerist chameleon changing stripes for convenience or advantage for the sole purpose of advancing his political career. In a recent statement Crist bemoaned the loneliness of not having party support for his campaign, probably a terminal observation since cogent voters can now see for themselves just who he is; and that will make him really lonely.

Crist ran as a head-fake conservative and once ensconced revealed that he had no interest in the conservative social issues which topped those among which he ran for Governor and which helped sweep him into office. But, during his term he conveniently sidestepped proposed legislation that would tighten abortion rules as well as homosexual issues, specifically as the latter relates to redefining marriage. Crist’s convenient dodge was always his limp-wristed excuse that he had more important things to deal with; not surprisingly first and foremost being his political career.

Never one to miss getting his face on TV, Crist followed McCain around like one puppy following another in heat, that is, until McCain was beaten. After that it was not long before the Crist/Obama embrace. Right on Charlie at least you let your true colors show. Being a man after his own heart, Crist repeatedly declared that he would run as a Republican, not an Independent for the November elections but evidently could not bear seeing his career slip away as he was being crushed by upstart Rubio.

Like any other self-serving politician Crist forgot his pledge, and now, as an Independent in a not so covert act but a rare moment of integrity removed pro-life information from his website since he has lost the conservative vote anyway trading it for the pro-abortion vote. He might just as well show his true colors like other socialists/democrats who finally came clean with their votes for so called, “Health Care Reform.” Americans can see them at last for what they really are and can make an informed decision on how to vote instead of being duped by their fraudulent centrist rhetoric. Charlie Crist fits right in with the putrid D.C. crowd and if he is what some Florida voters want in the U.S. Senate, they should vote for him.

Of the choices for the U.S. Senate from Florida: Meeks is a racist who doesn’t have a clue or a chance; and, his own democrats are in the process of throwing him “under the bus” in favor of supporting Crist, Florida’s version of Arlen Specter. On the other hand, one may be no more enthralled with Rubio than any other careerist politician; but I will vote and it won’t be for the first two.

Americans should pray that Obama will be fired by voters sooner than later and along with him all those politicians who have made a career of spending American taxpayers’ money while feathering their own nests with it. Crist fits right in with that putrid crowd! Florida voters should show him retirement so that he can spend fulltime with his new wife.

I cannot resist writing a few words about the “Wicked Witch” of the White House Press Corps; what was her name? Yes, I know but decline to dirty this essay with it. One of the more striking images was her diminutive, shriveled up, hunched over witch-like figure being embraced by Obama and his Joker smile in the White House briefing room. All she was missing was the broom and black hat and Obama, the painted face. What a pair! On a positive note, at long last a liberal icon tells it like they really feel about Israel and one more layer of the noxious liberal onion has been peeled back for the nation to see. Israel’s right to self-defense is self-evident and anyone who disagrees can go to hell because today, I am a Jew!

Semper Fidelis


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

Great write up by the Col. I love reading his opinion on things.

It is amazing what people sell their souls for as in Charlie Crist and what he has done.

Obama is supposed to be coming to Florida, I would bet that Charlie is all panting with excitment to see him again.

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

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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June 06, 2010

Liberals, New Age Slave Masters by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Liberals, New Age Slave Masters

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

One never thought that a President of the United States and members of a major political party would actively work together to destroy this country. If such activity were to happen in Iran, China, the USSR, or Eastern Europe, one would understand, even applaud. But the United States of America? To anyone watching events, the fact that the Obama Administration and Democrat Congress are actively at work to destroy the goose that laid the golden egg is so obvious that prospects for the nation’s future are for the first time in my adult life, unsettling.

Increasing voices call for armed revolt; and should that happen, so be it. But in the mean time cool heads must prevail and work to crush Obama and his destroyers at the ballot box before they have a chance to make taking America back impossible short of the use of arms, which is their goal, and this becomes a nation of elitists running the country, and de facto slaves preening the elitists’ “feathers.” No doubt some, like Obama’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright, and just as likely Obama given his manifest attitude and writings, revel at that possibility of “the chickens coming home to roost” for white middle/mainstream America, who incidentally had zero to do with slave descendants’ social or economic condition.

On the subject of slavery, there is more to slavery than involuntary servitude: there is slavery of the mind and heart where one is told what to believe and/or think, what to watch or not to watch, to listen to or not; denial of the human right to pray in public facilities under the guise of “separation of church and state;” restricting if not destroying the right of free speech on talk radio by enacting laws that would require equal time for opposing points of view at the expense of the original proponent; taking ones earnings to “spread around;” forcing the procurement of a product or service, such as mandatory health care; effectively forcing workers to become members of a labor organization whether they want to or not as in “card check” by removing the right to a secret ballot and subjecting workers to union thug intimidation with respect to their vote; and, encouraging, if not demanding “volunteer” service that potentially serves a political party or objective; etc., to name a handful of enslavement frameworks.

There is income slavery where one hundred percent of the fruits of one’s labor, per Obama’s father, are taken by the government and the government decides who gets what and how much, except for elitists. Slavery is where the government keeps income producing Americans alive to support those who do not contribute to themselves or to anyone else. And, on the subject of “keeping alive,” given Obama’s underlying philosophy and his likeminded Czars with whom he has surrounded himself to carry out his wishes, there is little doubt that those who become a drain on “society” would be terminated whether ready or not and/or willing or not.

Survey the state of the country that liberals have created and dominate and decide which, “Hope and Change” or conservatism would be preferable:

The U.S. presently “enjoys” all time high unemployment, crime, drug abuse, homicide, rape, theft, business and political corruption, domestic violence, pornography, child: molestation, abandonment, and abuse, elder abuse, perverted sexual behavior, AIDS, divorce, and illegal activity from a White House that declares openness and transparency but where the opposite is true, using thugs to intimidate voters, and fostering if not inspiring massive voter fraud; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives pretending to be a Catholic Christian while in practice being neither.

Additionally, there are constant liberal attacks on freedom of speech to silence opposition. It isn’t conservatives making those attacks, it is liberals who impute conservatives with their own hatred and declare dissent or criticism as racism or “hate speech.”

The foregoing are the fruits of “liberalism;” and liberals’ solution is to invent yet another government program to fix the “fix” from which the foregoing indicators grew. No wonder that one talk show host says that “liberalism is a mental disorder.”

If ever there was a time that mastodons of the “Silent Majority” should abandon their silence, it is now! Instead of accepting Colin Powell’s recently stated nonsense, “it’s a different era,” this is America folks; the “Silent Majority” should speak out, write and inform one’s Senators and Representative of one’s attitudes, and in the event of noncompliance to those voters’ attitudes and wishes, crush them at the ballot box.

Fortunately, there is a growing army of conservatives who are at long last willing to take on liberals at every level. For that, one can thank God. And while mentioning God, it is notable that He instructed all to “love our enemies” and to “pray for our leaders,” who in the instant case are one and the same.

While one does not hesitate to point out both error and fault, one should pray that the nation’s leaders will have their blinded eyes opened, repent and abandon their concerted efforts to destroy (“totally change”) this nation.

Semper Fidelis

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

Well done, he is really good.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:47 AM

May 28, 2010

ElRushbo and Zev Chafets Book: "Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One"

Rush Limbaugh: I know I'll be destroyed eventually


He's the most-listened-to personality in the history of U.S. radio, but Rush Limbaugh feared for his life recently and said he knows he faces destruction at some point, to the delight of some of the American public.

In an e-mail sent to Zev Chafets, author of the new book "Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One," Limbaugh admitted, "I know I am a target and I know I will be destroyed eventually. I fear that all I have accomplished and all the wealth I have accumulated will be taken from me, to the cheers of the crowd. I know I am hated and despised by the American Left."

The message was sent the day after President Obama laughed at comedian Wanda Sykes' joke about Limbaugh's death during last year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.

In a diatribe against Limbaugh, Sykes said: "Rush Limbaugh, 'I hope the country fails' – I hope his kidneys fail, how about that?"

The dinner was broadcast nationally on C-SPAN, and a clip has been posted on YouTube, with Sykes' remarks about Limbaugh beginning at the two-minute mark:



Obama can clearly be seen laughing as Sykes delivers her line about Limbaugh's kidneys failing.

"He needs a waterboarding, that's what he needs," she continued.

In "An Army of One," Chafets notes that while Obama laughed at the kidney-failure joke, he stopped grinning when she started talking about waterboarding.

"He saw the humor in hooking Rush up to a broken dialysis machine, but waterboarding was nothing to joke about," writes Chafets.

"Atypically, Limbaugh didn't say a word on the air about Sykes' routine, or the fact that the president of the United States had smiled broadly, in front of the entire country, about the prospect of his death. He was disconcerted, though, and he was right to be. He was in first place on the enemies list of the president of the United States."

Limbaugh is also in favor of homosexual civil unions, according to Chafets.

"He regards homosexuality as, most probably, biologically determined, and while he opposes gay marriage as culturally subversive, he has no problem with gay civil unions – which is the stance of President Obama and Hillary Clinton," the author explains.

When it comes to his thoughts about broadcasting colleague Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel, Limbaugh likened him to the buffoonish TV anchor portrayed by actor Ted Knight on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show."

"He's Ted Baxter. Sorry, but somebody's got to say it," Limbaugh noted. "I never mention others on the air, and I don't engage in contrived rivalry crap. That's bad business; it encourages people not to hear the station you are on."

Limbaugh does make an exception for CNN's Larry King, whom Chafets says Rush truly doesn't like.

"He never had nice things to say about me, from 1988 to the present," Limbaugh explained. "He was working midnights [on the radio] when I started and demanded that his syndicator move him to afternoon drive when my success was obvious. He bombed and quit radio for CNN exclusively."

On his radio program today, Limbaugh got provocative against the Obama adminstration when he agreed with one of his callers that Obama was deliberately doing little to resolve the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, to further his leftist agenda against drilling and capitalism in general.

"Everything is political. They want the disaster," Limbaugh emphasized.
"I know this is a tough thing for some of you to believe and hear because we don't think of presidents this way, but we got one now and an entire administration that do think this way – that everything that happens must be seen through the prism of 'Is it a political opportunity or is it a political liability?'
"If you doubt this, it's been six weeks. We now have Democrat commentators all suggesting that we know President Obama cares, but he's gonna have to do something to show it. He's gonna have to use a little emotion out there. The cool, calm Obama is not what we want."
"These are not things that you can fake," Limbaugh continued. "[If] you care about something, you care about it. If it really angers you, you get angry about it. When you're a leader and things like this happen and you think people are being lackadaisical in fixing it, then you step in and you see to it that everybody heels to. There hasn't been any of that. There's been the usual political posturing. ...
"We don't have a leader. Obama's not a leader. He's an exploiter. He creates problems. He exacerbates them for the express purpose of taking advantage of them, pure and simple, folks."


ElRushbo speaking about this book:

From his website, transcript from his show yesterday ( May 27th)

Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One

An Army of One. It's by Zev Chafets. Zev is the writer who did that cover piece on me, the New York Times Magazine, what was it, two years ago? Yeah, just about that. I spent 16 hours with him, interviewing. It's not a biography. It's certainly not an authorized biography. It's got some biographical stuff in it but it's not primarily a biography. I've had a lot of e-mail exchanges. To this day I have not read the whole thing. I've thumbed through it -- you know, check a page here, check a page there. (interruption) Well... Snerdley says, "Why not?" I don't read anything about myself. I haven't read the New York Times piece all the way through.
I just don't. If they get it right I already know it, and if they get it wrong it's par for the course. So, you know, why bother? It is what it is. But I have talked to a number of people. Snerdley thought it was okay. H.R.'s got a couple nitpicks with it.

I don't recall ever saying that George Bush was "a preppie snob," George Bush 41. I don't recall ever saying that, and Zev still doesn't understand my attitude about racial problems in the country but those are minor things. He tried. He tried to get it. (interruption) Well, here's the way that came about. He asked me a question. I think he said he asked you about July 4th, Independence Day, and he said that July 4th's no big deal to you. Independence Day is no big deal to you. Mr. Snerdley is African-American, and he asked me what I thought. I said, "I think it's time to let all that stuff go." This is the one country in the world that ended slavery; 500,000 Americans lost their lives.

It's 2010. This country has the most opportunity for anybody who wants to seek it of any country in the history of the world. No country's perfect. No human being is perfect. We still have bigots and racists, and we got people that discriminate against people for all kinds of things in this country. Zev kept saying, "But do you not understand how an African-American might not be able to look at the founding of this country as something glorious?" I said, "I can understand that, but this is not the days of the founding and the people who wrote the Constitution allowed for an amendment process to fix it." I said, "Look, you go back and you look at John Adams in the days of the discussions and the Federalist Papers. They knew they had a problem with slavery in the South, but in order to gain independence and to have a unity of purpose in seeking independence from the British, they had get the southern states.

"They had to have the southern states join them. John Adams quoted numerous times, 'We're going to have a problem with this.'" All the founders were not slave owners, they were not racists. I think the continual focus on whatever original sin this country has is serving only to hold people back and not move forward in the present day, and I think that's by design in a lot of cases and I really resent it. It makes me sad to see so many people born in this country told every day that you don't have a chance here simply because of the color of their skin, which is not true anymore. It's time to get with the present times. But even saying this, I know I'm tweaking a lot of people. "You just don't get it, Rush." You know what my problem is? I told him this. I am the most colorblind person in the country.

I am not at all oriented toward political correctness, and I assume everybody else is colorblind because everybody else says that's what they want, is a colorblind society. So I believe people. I'm a literalist. Somebody tells me they want and wish we had a colorblind society, fine! Well, let's act like we are. Let's be that. So I am that. But still there are people who just want to take... You know, race is a provocative issue, it is controversial, and as such, it's something that you can build something interesting about. Those are two little nitpicks. He doesn't get it all wrong on race and the Bush 41 stuff is minor. But everybody that's read it says it's pretty good, and Brent Bozell said, "You really ought to really hype it because the guy has shown that you can do a quality piece. He was nice to you. He was respectful of you," which is all true.

So the name of the book -- and I'm sorry, I thought I gave it in the first hour but they're telling me that I didn't -- is Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One. I think one of the arguments against me also is I'm not an original thinker. Anybody that has listened to this program for 20, 21 years, knows that that's stupid. It's just nuts. It is laughable. Chafets, I think, captures that notion in the book, too. So maybe I should sit down and read it cover to cover. Just read a page here, flip to another chapter, read a page there, just try to get a flavor for it.(interruption) What? What are you saying? Snerdley says he thinks it would be good for me to read it. Well, it's like H.R. says, though: If it's true, I already know it. If it's not true, par for the course. (laughing)


RUSH: Don't forget, my friends, on this race business it was I, El Rushbo, who warned all of you who called here prior to the election, "But, Rush, don't you think the election of Obama will be good because it will end all this racist talk? The country will improve because it's no longer racist 'cause it elected a black president." I, El Rushbo, was the one to say, "No, it's only going to get worse. The race hustlers, the race industry is excited about this possibility," I said, "because any criticism of Obama will be said to be racist." And, lo and behold, right again was I, El Rushbo. Are race relations not more strained than ever now? Everything's about race. Everything is about skin color to these people, or however they classify people, however they seek to group them, whatever, they're victims. Everybody's a hapless victim of some magical, mysterious, powerful majority that wreaks damage and hell, havoc on all these poor, unsuspecting people.


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

Rush is in my prayers. - Sadly, he’s right. He is in danger. The left - and their boys in the MSM - cover their own hatred - they project their own evil onto us - it’s how we know what they’re thinking. They hate Rush. He’s our canary in the coal mine - when they get him - we’ll be next.

He is a fighter and has defended himself against the left at many turns. has more listeners now than ever.And he does have legions of fans praying for him! He must have made that comment at a vulnerable time (I think it was last year when Sykes made those remarks.)

Rush and Glenn are both in the crosshairs. and Michele Bachman, Liz Cheney, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin and even Sean Hannity. All of them are targets for the left.

Years ago I will never forget this. I have listened to Rush since 1998 when he started on EIB. I got my first computer in 1997 during Clintons regime. I headed straight to a forum and started to post about Clinton. The attacks from the left came flying every day I was online and death threats too. I tried to ignore the attacks and kept posting information I found online about Bill and Hillary. I had never experienced attacks like not only I got but all of us that were Republilcans. It shocked me and LOL lots of times I was posting and crying at the same time. hahaha

As I was listening to Rush I heard him say how if he was not being attacked by the left he was not doing his job. I will never forget he said that...NEVER. It changed something in me to not be afraid to speak up and from that day on I have not stopped.

We need to pray for these talk show warriors and especially for Rush, there is no one like him, not even close. The other greats are good too, but Rush leads the way. That is why they will try to destroy him. If he didn’t matter they wouldn’t bother.

He endures attacks from entrenched interests in this country and he speaks the truth. He says what needs to be said in the face of the power-hungry. And ... he’s willing to risk it all to do what needs to be done.

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

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

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May 27, 2010

Why Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?” by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

In a May 25th, 2010, Washington Post article titled “Obama backs 'don't ask, don't tell' compromise that could pave way for repeal” by Michael D. Shear and Ed O'Keefe, the writers state,

“President Obama has endorsed a "don't ask, don't tell" compromise between lawmakers and the Defense Department, the White House announced Monday, an agreement that may sidestep a key obstacle to repealing the military's policy banning gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces.”

The article quotes Senators Joe Lieberman and Patrick Murphy as saying,

"It is our firm belief that it is time to repeal this discriminatory policy that not only dishonors those who are willing to give their lives in service to their country but also prevents capable men and women with vital skills from serving in the armed forces,"

Obama’s national security mindset is to reduce U.S. military power ostensibly so that no enemy feels threatened and everyone can stand around holding hands and singing combayah. He does not understand and does not care about U.S. military capability; and that fact is abundantly evident by his budget proposals. One amendment to the Defense Bill calls for Obama to certify that there is would be no diminution of combat capability by allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military. Well? What kind of “mental giant,” given that he is an advocate for repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” believes that he would certify otherwise?

Chairman of the JCS, Admiral Mike Mullen stated in February,

"I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens."

Sorry Admiral, your bootlicking political correctness is showing! To state that homosexuals have to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens is absurd! First, they don’t have to lie; only an idiot would assert that! Second, what does keeping ones mouth closed about ones sexual predilections have to do with defending their fellow citizens?

Incidentally, the article does not inform readers what the “compromise” contains, nor does it quote there from. Perhaps the writers didn’t know when they collaborated on the article, or perhaps they did not want to inform the public of its content.

Homosexuals who desire to serve in the military have that right, and that right is inscribed in law commonly titled, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The law generally states that no one may be asked about ones sexual predilections, and prohibits from service those who announce their homosexual conduct or are observed to engage in homosexual acts.

Any rational observer understands that laws are inherently discriminatory either favoring one person, or group over another, or restraining the same in some way. So, if “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is discriminatory it is in that context. THE FACT IS, HOMOSEXUALS HAVE THE RIGHT AND CAN SERVE! To suggest otherwise is patently false.

However, opposition to homosexuals serving openly in the military is for valid reasons having nothing to do with morality, commitment and/or patriotism, although those points could be logically supported. It has everything to do with living arrangements and the INHERENT PREDATORY NATURE OF HOMOSEXUAL BEHAVIOR. Men who look upon other men and women who regard other women as sex objects are sexually predatory. If it’s mutual, nobody cares, but becomes a serious problem when it isn’t.

If they want to serve, what is the problem with keeping their behavior to themselves? If it is a larger effort to force society to accept their behavior as normal, here is some counsel for the political class. There is no number of laws that can force acceptance and no matter what people may say, they will not accept homosexual behavior as normal. Liberals can sugar coat it, sweet talk it, sprinkle holy water on it, call it by anything other than what it is, and it is at the end of the day, abnormal and divisive behavior.

This essay is not an attempt to convince anyone to believe other than the way they want to believe, it is however an attempt to inject a dose of reality into the debate if Americans care about the Nation’s military capability.

People who live in ignorant bliss about the nature of combat and living conditions should put on a pack and pick up a rifle and accompany foot soldiers or Marines for three weeks or a month in combat; live with them in the division area while they rest up; and/or live with them in a barracks that has three or four to a room, or 30-50 in a squad bay sharing common hygiene facilities.

Thank you but no thanks to having a sexual predator making a pass at a normal male/female. Try putting an attractive female in a room with three or four hot blooded, testosterone pumped males; good idea? Hardly!

Aside: The Navy’s initiative, sparked no doubt by the Obama administration to put women on submarines is about a dumb as it gets!

Rational people must stop this nonsense and ask, “What is the purpose of the United States Armed Forces?” “Is it to engage the enemy in combat and prevail, or to be a laboratory for sex experimentation?” The answer to the first question is that it is to defend the Nation against external enemies and provide the raw power that underwrites U.S. foreign policy. To the second, given the history of the last seventy years, one wonders.

Ask any, except careerist military leaders like JCS Chairman, Mike Mullen and other likeminded politically motivated military leaders whose interest is the next star or in Mullen’s case just sucking up, and he will tell you that he has to spend too much time dealing with social issues that could be better spent leading, managing, training and fighting. Consider this present debate, and believe it, repeal will not end the debate even if sodomites win.

Passing a law and writing a regulation is simple by comparison to implementation of those laws and regulations.

Political correctness has gone amuck, and the COS of the Army is a bright and shining example of obscene stupidity. For instance, General Casey’s idiotic comment about his concern for the negative impact of Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s terrorist attack given its potential adverse impact on diversity in the Army/Armed Forces. Wow! Now there’s a General with the right priorities! No doubt a card carrying Obama man! Oh, how power perverts and corrupts.

There is no need to repeal a law that works.

Message for Congress: “Stop the idiocy and get on with business of winning wars when they become necessary and deterring others through readiness and strength. Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” carries zero benefit except for a relative handful who could then troll openly to fulfill their homosexual lusts, but in the alternative would demonstrably undermine the efficiency and effectiveness of the Armed Forces and would further divide the nation.”

Folks, it’s time to crush the idiots and take this country back! November is coming!

Semper Fidelis


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

Excellent article by the Col. Thank you Sir.

It would cause dissent in the ranks and it would undermine military discipline. That is simply reality.

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

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

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May 25, 2010

A Senate Majority Comes Closer by Dick Morris

A Senate Majority Comes Closer

by Dick Morris

The tenth seat -- the one that will give the Republicans control of the Senate -- is coming closer and closer. Three key developments:

1. Connecticut

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has been caught repeatedly fabricating a record of service in Vietnam. While he constantly claims to have fought, the fact is that he never went near the place. His candidacy is falling apart as a result.

While Linda McMahon, wife Vince, the owner of the World Wrestling Federation, won the Republican convention, her primary opponent Rob Simmons is much more likely to beat Blumenthal.

Simmons, who won two Bronze Star medals during his eighteen months in Vietnam, worked for the CIA after his service as an Operations Officer in some of the key global trouble spots. He went on to serve as a staffer on the Intelligence Committee in Congress and then to serve for six years in the House. He can win this seat.

2. Wisconsin

Ron Johnson -- an independent, successful businessman with great access to funding -- won the Republican nomination to run against Russ Feingold. A true conservative, Ron has an excellent chance to win. Feingold, who is way too liberal even for Wisconsin, is under 50% in the polls and Johnson should move up quickly. This race could be the key to getting 51 seats.

3. Washington

Dino Rossi, the strongest candidate against Senator Patty Murray may enter the race soon. He currently runs even with Murray in the polls. Stay tuned.

So those are our best shots for a tenth seat. Here's how the other nine play out:

Delaware = No problem.

North Dakota = No problem.

Indiana = Should be no problem. Coats is far ahead of Ellsworth.

Illinois = Mark Kirk ahead thanks to scandal engulfing the Democratic candidate.

Arkansas = Blanche Lincoln will probably lose her runoff and Republican Congressman John Bozeman should defeat Lt. Gov John Halter.

Nevada = Harry Reid remains behind his opponents.

Pennsylvania = Joe Sestak will not be harder to beat than Specter was (conventional wisdom says he will be). He is waaaaayyy to liberal and Pat Toomey should beat him.

Colorado = Former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton is ahead of the appointed incumbent Michael Bennet, but both face tough primaries. We should win the seat.

California = A virtual tie between Barbara Boxer and her likely GOP opponent. With Boxer far under 50%, we should win this seat.

But focus on Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Washington State. Nine seats do us no good.

Remember, you build a ten story building from the top down. Don't you?


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

Interesting break down of some of the States and who is running. I wonder how it will be in California. I would love to see Boxer out for good,.

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

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

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May 20, 2010

Open Season On Iincumbents by Dick Morris



The message of the May 18th primaries is that it is open season on incumbents. In Pennsylvania, Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa) lost decisively to Congressman Joe Sestak (D-Pa)in his primary contest while Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark) limped into the runoff in the Democratic primary by 44-42 over Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. There can be little doubt that Lincoln will lose the runoff having scored so far under 50% of the vote. The fact is that 56% of the Democrats in Arkansas decided to vote against Lincoln.

Both Specter and Lincoln are now reaping the harvest of their votes for health care, a fate soon to be shared by Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Barbara Boxer (D-Cal.), Michael Bennet (D Col.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). And the liability of incumbency was also vividly on display a week ago when long time Democratic incumbent Congressman Alan Mollohan (D-W Va.) was upended in his primary contest.

Lest the Democrats take comfort in their new standard bearers in Pennsylvania and Arkansas, it is obvious that Sestak and Halter will be easier to defeat than their far better known incumbent rivals would have been. The new Senator from Pennsylvania will be Republican nominee Pat Toomey and from Arkansas it will be Congressman John Boozman (R-Ark.).

With the defeat of Specter, the likely demise of Lincoln, and the recent loss of Senator Bob Bennett (R-Utah), the new Senate class of 2011 will have at least 14 new members...with more to come.

Democrats are taking satisfaction from their victory in Pennsylvania 12 where they held onto the seat of deceased Congressman John Murtha. But the obvious reason for their success is that Democratic turnout was boosted by a ferocious statewide Senate primary which drew out 1,050,000 voters while the Republican contest -- never seriously contested 00 brought a paltry 800,000 to the polls. With no statewide reason to vote, local PA-12 Republicans stayed home while their Democratic neighbors flocked to the polls to vote against Specter (a joy not to be missed).

The Democratic victory in PA-12 also underscores a more fundamental point which is that incumbency is a huge liability in 2010. It is simply better to come from nowhere to run this year than to seek to keep a seat in this totally discredited Congress.

Rand Paul´s success in Kentucky in toppling establishment Senate candidate Trey Grayson in the Republican primary -- along with the Bennett defeat in Utah -- shows that this anti-politician sentiment cuts across party lines.

The harsh verdict on incumbents stems not so much from party preferences as from revulsion at the legislative process itself. The by-product of violating Bismark´s maxim that the public should never see sausage being made or a law being passed is that those who do the latter in full public view are doomed to end their legislative careers in defeat. The unseemly bargaining, machinations, and overt buying and selling of votes that characterized the health care debate of 2009-2010 has left so sour a taste in voter mouths that they understandably dismiss those incumbents from office whenever they can.

The fact that President Obama let the Congress write the two thousand page bill in public and that Reid and Pelosi negotiated for votes in front of the media, has amplified voter anger at Congress. Watching the deals being hatched and votes switching proved too much for the electorate to stomach. Now it is expressing its discontent with the legislative shenanigans it has had to watch.

This year is not just an anti-Democrat year. It is an anti-incumbent year.


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

IMO these elections are more important then ever before.We never had anyone as against America like Obama is and his other democrats. They are on a roll which makes them even more dangerous. Nothing to stop them except for our vote.

I sure hope we keep seeing more and more people finally waking up to the reality of horror that the left and Obama leading them is doing to our country.

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

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

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ILLEGALS TO THE LEFT OF ME, MUSLIMS TO THE RIGHT, and here I am, stuck in the middle with you!

ILLEGALS TO THE LEFT OF ME, MUSLIMS TO THE RIGHT, and here I am, stuck in the middle with you!

by John L Sulak









1 - A JOB,

California! The GAZA STRIP of America!
We doan mine takin' your free stuff, GRINGO!


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

And we must never forget the many deaths that could have been prevented if Congress and the President would have secured our border and enforced existing U.S. immigration laws.

The author of this writing lives in Flint, Texas. His website/blog is called TH' DUMB OL' EAST TEXAS BOY . Check it out. He is an awesome writer.

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May 15, 2010

Nobody Beats Kilroy Anywhere! by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired


Nobody Beats Kilroy Anywhere!

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

My first brush with “Kilroy” was in 1950 as a youngster in Athens, Greece (long before socialist idiots took over). At the Anglo-American School children of the recently won war, multi-national (oh, excuse me, multi-cultural although we didn’t know it then) expatriates attended classes; and, it was there that I first met “Kilroy.” Most were American children but also included were Brits, French, Indians, Turks, Egyptians, Italians, Spaniards and others from various embassies, military services and missionaries.

Kilroy was both legend and fad, the small drawing and inscription was ubiquitous and in the most unusual places. It was found on blackboards, the walls of restroom stalls, playground walls and basketball backboards. At that early age, it bugged me that “Kilroy” had been someplace ahead of me, but I soon got in the spirit although like my cohorts was too young to grasp its significance. It didn’t take long before I too would surreptitiously sketch Kilory on some vacant and obvious spot.

Decades later we had the privilege of riding the USS Iwo Jima on its maiden voyage from its birthplace at the shipyards Pascagoula, Ms. to Pensacola, Florida. There were about two thousand guests aboard that day and many sat on the flight deck to enjoy the sun and balmy breeze. As we strolled past one lady with leg in a cast, there, standing out from the hundreds of inscriptions was, you guessed it, “Kilroy Was Here.”

Most who read this remember well how very important “Kilroy Was Here” was to GIs in WWII, and Korea. It was less a symbol of the Viet-Nam era but survives today in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The best legend, and probably the closest to the truth of how it began is that James Kilroy, a rivet inspector on ships during WWII, to prove that he had inspected would scribble “Kilroy was here” throughout the ship.

Often ships were sent to sea before painting or cleaning up (one Liberty ship was actually built in four days; try that today!), so GIs and sailors found the graffiti in impossible places. Soon Kilroy became the super GI who always got there first, and survived. He began to appear in the most unlikely places such as enemy beaches, the Arc De Triomphe and much later is reported to have been scrawled in the dust on the moon. As Owen Edwards said in the Smithsonian; “‘Kilroy Was Here’ appeared almost everywhere American soldiers went.” There is one story of Stalin after emerging from a “porta-potti” (if one can believe they had such things during WWII) at the Malta Summit, asked, “Who is Kilroy?”

One may wonder why this crude drawing and scrawled words become the super GI of WWII, Korea, the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan. We know how it probably started but why the “movement?” The Kilroy phenomenon was a manifestation of the absolutely amazing and indomitable sense of American humor. GI's have always been able to find something funny to say and/or do to break the stress of combat or boredom in a world gone mad. No matter how bad it got, no matter what the danger, no matter how exhausted, scared or fed up they got, Kilroy was always there first, and survived.

Finally, "Kilroy Was Here" was an effort by millions of GI's to be a little rebellious in a life almost totally controlled by others. "Kilroy Was Here" persisted in spite of repeated futile efforts stamp him out. A number of area commanders issued orders to eradicate Kilroy graffiti but consistent with the attitude that animated Kilroy, the orders were greeted with monumental if not deliberate indifference.

Like youngsters of every generation, GI's of WWII were strikingly similar in their insistence on craving a piece individuality, and just like “pants on the ground” and the pierced/tattooed generation of today, millions seized Kilroy as a mascot if not a manifesto of their individuality and freedom of expression!

These were not warriors but ordinary “kids” caught up in forces far beyond their control. But they became warriors! By 1945 they were the most skilled combatants in the world although they never thought of themselves as such. Most were just guys who wanted to get the job done and go back to the farm, town or city they called “home.”

Kilroy still lives everywhere GIs passed, including courthouses, places of worship, markets, and other places limited only by ones imagination.

The generation that made Kilroy famous is now marching double time toward its eternal reward at the rate of more than a thousand members per day; it will not be too long before they are gone. They left behind freedom and a rich heritage that will live on in their legacy of sacrifice, bravery and wit. The torch has now been passed to a new generation of American servicemen and women who are equal to any challenge, adversity and enemy. If politicians would but listen to and permit them, they can and will keep this nation safe and free for another generation, until their time too has passed; that is, unless they get caught up in exercising “courageous restraint” and get themselves and us killed.

Static memorials grace Washington, State Capitols and towns across the country. The memorials honor those who served and too many whose lives were irreversibly altered or cut short in the interest of freedom, (even the freedom to give FREEDOM up for a “government handout”). Such memorials are well intended and fitting.

One long overlooked way of memorializing the “Greatest Generation” would be to issue a “Kilroy Was Here” postage stamp. The GIs of WWII and their successors have served in every clime, place and condition. In most instances postage stamps followed them and from those locales GIs have written millions of letters home. In a sense Kilroy is analogous to the ubiquity of military service and there could be no more unique or better way to honor or pay a lasting tribute to them and all who serve.

My good friend Pat Tillery, webmaster of Kilroywashere.org, has long championed the notion of a stamp that commemorates Kilroy that would honor all who served and who serve today! Join the effort!

Send your notes, cards, and/or letters to:

Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee
Stamp Development
US Postal Service
1735 North Lynn Street, Rm. 501
Arlington VA 22209-6432

The easiest way to help would be to go to:


Where you can:

1. Print a pre-formatted letter to the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee. You can sign and mail to the address provided.

2. Print a pre-formatted petition to be completed and mail to Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee

3. With one click, send a simple pre-formatted email to Kilroy Was Here. These will be printed and mailed every Monday.

And finally, motivate and enlist your friends and neighbors to give Kilroy a permanent place in Americana.

Semper Fidelis


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

What a great article by the Col. Thank you Col. Pappas.

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

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

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May 05, 2010

" The Manchurian President" by Aaron Klein

The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists

The Obama-Ayers meeting: What you haven't been told

Most exhaustive investigation ever into prez's background, radical ties


A new book released today uncovers for the first time where and how President Obama first met Weather Underground terrorist-group founder William Ayers – and it is much earlier than previously believed.

The book reveals the two were brought together by a student of radical community organizer Saul Alinsky, whose name, it has emerged, was obscured in Obama's autobiography "Dreams from My Father."

The new book, "The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and other Anti-American Extremists," charges Obama has deep ties to an anti-American extremist nexus that has been instrumental not only in building his political career but in crafting current White House policy.

The book exposes an extremist coalition of communists, socialists and other radicals working both inside and outside the administration to draft and advance current White House policy goals.

With more than 800 citations, the brand new, autographed title from WND senior reporter and WABC Radio host Aaron Klein bills itself as the most exhaustive investigation ever performed into Obama's political background and radical ties. Klein's co-author is historian and researcher Brenda J. Elliott.

Of all Obama's radical associates from the past, few received more attention or were as shocking as his connection to Ayers.

Until now, it has been known Obama launched his political career at a 1995 fundraiser in Ayers' Chicago apartment and that the two served alongside each other from 1995 to 2000 on a hundred-million-dollar education foundation, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.

Ayers was founder of the CAC; Obama was hired as the group's first chairman. CAC documents dug up during the 2008 presidential campaign revealed Ayers was in a working group of five who assembled the initial board of the CAC, which hired Obama. The documents also revealed Obama and Ayers had a working relationship at the CAC.

Obama would later cite his CAC position as evidence of his qualification for public office.

However, those probing Obama were left to speculate exactly how Ayers was so familiar with him that he hired the future politician for the CAC and hosted the 1995 fundraiser.

"Manchurian President"authors Klein and Elliott found that Obama worked directly with Ayers in 1988 and that the two were brought together by a radical Alinsky acolyte who was trained by Alinsky himself.

The Weathermen founder earlier resurfaced after going underground amid multiple criminal charges related to his extremist activities. The charges were dropped due to prosecutorial misconduct.

In 1988, in response to a Chicago summit that documented the poor quality of education in the city, Chicago United, a group founded by Ayers' father, the late Thomas Ayers, formed a community advocacy coalition called the Alliance for Better Chicago Schools, or ABC. Thomas Ayers was the chairman and CEO of Commonwealth Edison.

When he created his ABCs Coalition in June 1988, Thomas Ayers included Obama in the coalition, Klein and Elliott found. Obama at the time was director and lead organizer of the Developing Communities Project, or DCP, an institutionally based community organization on Chicago's Far South Side. Obama's first job in Chicago was his DCP position.

The contact for the ABCs Coalition, on which Obama served, was none other than William Ayers himself, who at the time was at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Klein and Elliott found documentation, cited in "Manchurian," that Ayers started attending the ABCs Coalition's monthly meetings, held over breakfasts of eggs, sausages, rolls, fruit, and coffee in a conference room on the 57th floor of Chicago's First National Bank downtown headquarters.

Obama disguised Alinsky radical?

Obama, meanwhile, took his DCP job in 1985. In "Dreams from My Father," Obama relates his first job in Chicago as a community organizer and claims the name of his boss at DCP was "Marty Kaufman."

Kaufman, however, doesn't exist. The DCP chief at the time was actually Marty Kellman, who was trained by Alinsky himself, "The Manchurian President" documents.

Additionally, Klein and Elliott document the DCP, with Obama as director, received two grants. One grant was for $40,000 in 1985 and another for $33,000 in 1986 from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, a group that promoted Alinsky-style organizations, the book says.

Write Klein and Elliott: "There can be no doubt, then, that Obama and Ayers were well-acquainted by 1988, brought together through an acolyte of Alinsky.
"Perhaps this period serves as the missing link, providing background to understand how Ayers was so comfortable with Obama's capabilities that he later would hire the future politician to head the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, or CAC, a job Obama would in turn claim had qualified him to run for public office."

Book uncovers radical nexus

Along with a chapter on Ayers, "The Manchurian President" includes an extensive investigation into Obama's own background. The work uncovers, among many other things, Obama's early years, including his previously overlooked early childhood ties to a radical, far-left church connected to Ayers' ideology.

"The Manchurian President"also unmasks, exclusively, important aspects of Obama's carefully covered-up college years, with new details of his student career at Occidental College and later at Columbia University.

Obama's associations with the Nation of Islam, Black Liberation Theology and black political extremists are also revealed, with extensive new information on the subjects.

Also detailed are Obama's deep ties to ACORN, which are much more extensive than previously documented elsewhere. The book crucially describes how a socialist-led, ACORN-affiliated union helped facilitate Obama's political career and now exerts major influence in the White House.

"The Manchurian President" contains potentially explosive information not only about President Obama but also concerning other officials in the White House, including top czars and senior advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod.
"The Manchurian President" also exposes how Obama's health-care policy, masked by moderate populist rhetoric, was pushed along and partially crafted by extremists, some of whom reveal in their own words that their principal aim is to achieve corporate socialist goals and a vast increase in government powers.
"I believe this work is crucial to Americans from across the political spectrum," says Klein, "including mainstream Democrats who should be alarmed that their party has been hijacked by an extreme-left fringe bent on permanently changing the party to fit its radical agenda.
"Indeed, this book will document, with new information, Obama's own involvement with a socialist party whose explicit goal was to infiltrate and eventually take over the Democratic Party and mold it into a socialist organization," Klein claims.

Klein began investigating Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and broke major national stories. He first exposed the politician's association with Ayers in a widely circulated WND article.

The story prompted the Nation magazine to lament, via the CBS News website, that "mainstream reporters now call the Obama campaign to ask about Klein's articles."

It was in a WABC Radio interview with Klein that Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to Hamas, "endorsed" Obama for president, generating world headlines and sparking controversy. Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain and Obama repeatedly traded public barbs over Hamas' positive comments.

Aaron Klein was among the first reporters to expose that Obama's "green jobs" czar, Van Jones, founded a communist organization and called for "resistance" against the U.S. government. The theme was picked up and expanded upon by the Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck, leading to Jones' resignation last September.

Co-author Brenda J. Elliott is a historian, author and investigative researcher known for her blogging during the 2008 presidential election about Ayers, Tony Rezko and other controversial figures linked to Obama. Since 1988, Elliott has been responsible for a number of historical projects, has won an award by Project Censored for her work and has been named "One of the Intriguing People" by Central Florida magazine.

The introduction to "The Manchurian President" relates: "Barack Obama is backed by and deeply tied to an anti-American fringe nexus that, as this book will show, was instrumental not only in mentoring Obama and helping him to build his political career, but essentially in overthrowing the moderate wing of the Democratic Party and in securing and powerfully influencing Obama's presidency.

"As will be seen, these radical associates not only continue to influence Obama and White House strategy, but some are directly involved in creating the very policies intended to undermine or radically transform the United States of America."

Book Description

Tens of millions of Americans sense there is something very wrong with the president of the United States, but they don't know exactly what. "The Manchurian President" answers that question. In writing this exhaustively researched book—which is thoroughly documented with over 800 endnotes—Aaron Klein, with Brenda J. Elliot, definitively exposes just how dangerous Barack Obama really is as America's president and commander in chief. Among the book's chilling findings:

* Obama's deep ties to an anti-American fringe nexus instrumental in building his political career, some members of which are helping draft White House policy
* Obama's extensive connections to ACORN and its union affiliate, including much new information not previously documented elsewhere
* Extremists exposed in the White House, including top czars and communist-linked Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod
* Obama's healthcare policy pushed and crafted by extremists
* Obama’s deep association with the Nation of Islam
* Obama's ties to terrorist Bill Ayers much more extensive than ever previously disclosed

“I believe [The Manchurian President] is crucial to Americans from across the political spectrum, including mainstream Democrats who should be alarmed that their party has been hijacked by an extreme-left fringe bent on permanently changing the party to fit its radical agenda. Indeed, this book will document, with new information, Obama’s own involvement with a socialist party whose explicit goal was to infiltrate and eventually take over the Democratic Party and mold it into a socialist organization.”—Aaron Klein


The Real Barack Obama website has an interview with Elliott. Here is an excerpt

Pundita: Was there a specific alliance, or set of alliances, in Obama’s personal or political life that caused you to revise your initial view of him? If I recall your initial view was that he was a fairly typical corrupt Chicago Machine politician.

Elliott: We discovered a lot of socialists of many stripes, including Marxists and Maoists. Although never claiming to be one of them, Obama is certainly a fellow traveler in that he was, and still is, constantly surrounded by them, and has been more than willing to share political space and ideology with them.

For decades Obama has surrounded himself with a large number of radicals of many stripes. It does truly boggle the mind.

As Marxist professor Manning Marable wrote in the December 2008 ‘Socialist Review,’ a lot of people working with Obama have a background in Marxism and socialism and communism. Obama, Marable says, is a “progressive liberal.” However, he writes, Obama “understands what socialism is.”

For the complete interview CLICK HERE


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“The Manchurian President”also unmasks, exclusively, important aspects of Obama’s carefully covered-up college years, with new details of his student career at Occidental College and later at Columbia University.

The Manchurian President contains potentially explosive information not only about President Obama but also concerning other officials in the White House, including top czars and senior advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod.

I ordered this book last night at Amazon, but they also have it at WND.

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May 02, 2010

Societal Collapse, Democrat’s Agenda by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Societal Collapse, Democrat’s Agenda

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

An AP article appearing in “My Way” states: President Barack Obama has said the 1993 law, known as "don't ask, don't tell," unfairly punishes patriotic Americans and asked Congress to repeal it. When Obama argued in favor of abortion, he cited the prospect of one of his daughters being “unfairly punished” by an unwanted pregnancy.

Conflict of varying interests and perspectives is one of the outcomes of living in a free society governed by laws that flow under the aegis of the U.S. Constitution. Unfortunately, Obama’s “unfairly” perspective sweeps aside another, larger perspective and that is when will politicians and the courts begin to weigh in on what is fair for the majority rather than impose the will of a tyrannical MINORITY.

An example of the will of the tyrannical minority was most recently demonstrated by the Democrat Congress and Obama Administration with passage of the “destroy the greatest healthcare system in the world” Health Care Bill. Granted, there was a majority of members in Congress who voted for it, but it was over the strong objections and warnings of a vast majority of ordinary citizens, with every poll registering their strong “no.”

Courts have repeatedly overruled the will of the majority, ostensibly in favor of protecting and advancing the rights of minorities against the so called, “tyrannical majority.” Okay, one gets it, but the obverse tyrannical shoe is more often than not used to impose the will of a tyrannical MINORITY upon the majority.

Once again the tyrannical minority is at work, this time on imposing the acceptance of a lifestyle on the U.S. Military. There is wide and deep majority opposition to homosexuals serving openly in the military for valid reasons having nothing to do with the commitment and patriotism of homosexuals. But it has everything to do with living arrangements and the inherent predatory nature of homosexual behavior in U.S. military barracks setting.

Men who look on other men, and women who regard other women as sex objects are predatory no matter how liberals and other ignorant advocates try to sugar coat it. If homosexuals want to serve, the right is inscribed in law. If their goal is to serve openly, the underlying question is “why?” There can only be two answers: First, to be able to openly engage in courtship under the rules of fraternization that already exist and are routinely violated, witness combat zone pregnancies. Yes, it takes two to tango. The second is to advance the political agenda of total societal acceptance of homosexual behavior, without regard to effects. Infliction of liberal’s homosexual MINORITY agenda and lifestyle, upon a tolerant but reticent majority will lead to further societal collapse.

One must stop the train and ask, “What is the purpose of the United States Armed Forces?” Is it to engage in combat or be a reflection of U.S. Society? If it is the former then we have already woefully compromised its mission by the admission of women into combat zones.

But politicians are so concerned about “gender” equality that they have been willing to do that and accept the degradation since even in its degraded state U.S. Armed Forces remain overall superior to all others thanks to economics, technology, training, leadership and management. If it is the latter, then it is destined to disintegrate right along with U.S. Society that is presently in the second stage of collapse, “liberalism” manifest by moral excess and societal decay being the first.

Ask any, except a careerist military leader whose interest is the next star or sucking up, and he will tell you that he has to spend too much time dealing with social, under the aegis of leadership, issues that could be better spent leading, training, managing and fighting. Now, add to that the host of additional issues brought on by openly serving homosexuals. Passing a law, writing a regulation is simple by comparison to implementation of those laws and regulations where the rubber meets the road.

Implementation of political correctness regulations in the Army is a prime example. For instance there is the Chief of Staff of the Army’s idiotic comment that his concern about the Army’s terrorist attack upon itself by Major Nidal Malik Hasan is the attack’s potential adverse impact on diversity. Wow!

Isn’t watching Democrats destroy America fun? Not! Conservatives of all stripes need to wake up and act, lest they wake up dead!

Semper Fidelis


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

He is so good, I am never disappointed by his writings.

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

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

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What Arizona Must Live With by Mark Steyn

What Arizona Must Live With


by Mark Steyn

As I write, I have my papers on me — and not just because I’m in Arizona. I’m an immigrant, and it is a condition of my admission to this great land that I carry documentary proof of my residency status with me at all times and be prepared to produce it to law-enforcement officials, whether on a business trip to Tucson or taking a 20-minute stroll in the woods back at my pad in New Hampshire.

Who would impose such an outrageous Nazi fascist discriminatory law?

Er, well, that would be Franklin Roosevelt.

But don’t let the fine print of the New Deal prevent you from going into full-scale meltdown. “Boycott Arizona-stan!” urges MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, surely a trifle Islamophobically. What has some blameless Central Asian basket case done to deserve being compared to a hellhole like Phoenix?

Boycott Arizona Iced Tea, jests Travis Nichols of Chicago. It is “the drink of fascists.” Just as regular tea is the drink of racists, according to Newsweek’s in-depth and apparently non-satirical poll analysis of anti-Obama protests. At San Francisco’s City Hall, where bottled water is banned as the drink of climate denialists, Mayor Gavin Newsom is boycotting for real: All official visits to Arizona have been canceled indefinitely. You couldn’t get sanctions like these imposed at the U.N. Security Council, but then, unlike Arizona, Iran is not a universally reviled pariah.

Will a full-scale economic embargo devastate the Copper State? Who knows? It’s not clear to me what San Francisco imports from Arizona. Chaps? But, at any rate, like the bottled-water ban, it sends a strong signal that this kind of hate will not be tolerated.

The same day that Mayor Newsom took his bold stand, I saw a phalanx of police officers doing the full Robocop — black body armor, helmets, and visors — as they marched down the street. Goosestepping? No, it’s actually quite hard to goosestep in those steel-reinforced kneepads. So just regular marching. Naturally, I assumed they were Arizona state troopers performing a routine traffic stop. In fact, they were the police department of Quincy, Ill., facing down a group of genial tea-party grandmas in sun hats and American-flag T-shirts. They were acting at the behest of President Obama’s Secret Service, who rightly recognized a polite knot of citizens singing “God Bless America” as a clear and present danger to the republic.

If I were a member of the Quincy PD, I’d wear a full-face visor, too, because I wouldn’t be able to look myself in the mirror. It’s a tough job making yourself a paramilitary laughingstock.

And yet the coastal frothers denouncing Arizona as the Third Reich or, at best, apartheid South Africa seem entirely relaxed about the ludicrous and embarrassing sight of peaceful protesters being menaced by camp stormtroopers from either a dinner-theater space-opera or uniforms night at Mayor Newsom’s reelection campaign.

Meanwhile, in Britain, a flailing Prime Minister Gordon Brown was on the stump in northern England and met an actual voter, one Gillian Duffy. Alas, she made the mistake of expressing very mild misgivings about immigration. And not the black, brown, and yellow kind, but only the faintly swarthy Balkan blokes from Eastern Europe. And actually, all she said about immigrants was that “you can’t say anything about the immigrants.” The prime minister brushed it aside blandly, made some chit-chat about her grandkids, and got back in his limo, forgetting that he was still miked. “That was a disaster,” he sighed. “Should never have put me with that woman. Whose idea was that . . . ? She’s just this sort of bigoted woman.”

After the broadcast of his “gaffe,” and the sight of Brown slumped with his head in his hands as a radio interviewer replayed the remarks to him, the prime minister found himself going round to Gillian Duffy’s home to abase himself before her. Most of the initial commentary focused on what the incident revealed about Gordon Brown’s character. But the larger point is what it says about the governing elites and their own voters. Mrs. Duffy is a lifelong supporter of Mr. Brown’s Labour party, but she represents the old working class the party no longer has much time for. Travis Nichols may be joking about “the drink of fascists,” but, in the same way as Gavin Newsom and Keith Olbermann, Gordon Brown genuinely believes Gillian Duffy has drunk deeply from the drink of bigots for so much as raising the subject of immigration. How dare she! Ungrateful bigot!

Gillian Duffy lives in the world Gordon Brown has created. He, on the other hand, gets into his chauffeured limo and is whisked far away from it.

That’s Arizona. To the coastal commentariat, “undocumented immigrants” are the people who mow your lawn while you’re at work and clean your office while you’re at home. (That, for the benefit of Linda Greenhouse, is the real apartheid: the acceptance of a permanent “undocumented” servant class by far too many “documented” Americans who assuage their guilt by pathetic sentimentalization of immigration.) But in border states, illegal immigration is life and death. I spoke this week to a lady who has a camp of illegals on the edge of her land: She lies awake at night, fearful for her children and alert to strange noises in the yard. President Obama, shooting from his lip, attacked the new law as an offense against “fairness.” Where’s the fairness for this woman’s family? Because her home is in Arizona rather than Hyde Park, Chicago, she’s just supposed to get used to living under siege? Like Gillian Duffy in northern England, this lady has to live there, while the political class that created this situation climbs back into the limo and gets driven far away.

Almost every claim made for the benefits of mass immigration is false. Europeans were told that they needed immigrants to help prop up their otherwise unaffordable social entitlements: In reality, Turks in Germany have three times the rate of welfare dependency as ethnic Germans, and their average retirement age is 50. Two-thirds of French imams are on the dole.

But wait: What about the broader economic benefits? The World Bank calculated that if rich countries increased their workforce by a mere 3 percent through admitting an extra 14 million people from developing countries, it would benefit the populations of those rich countries by $139 billion. Wow!

As Christopher Caldwell points out in his book Reflections on the Revolution in Europe, “The aggregate gross domestic product of the advanced economies for the year 2008 is estimated by the International Monetary Fund at close to $40 trillion.” So an extra $139 billion works out to a spectacular 0.35 percent. Caldwell compares the World Bank argument to Austin Powers’s nemesis, Dr. Evil, holding the world hostage for one million dollars! “Sacrificing 0.0035 of your economy would be a pittance to pay for starting to get your country back.” A dependence on mass immigration is not a gold-mine or an opportunity to flaunt your multicultural bona fides, but a structural weakness, and should be addressed as such.

The majority of Arizona’s schoolchildren are already Hispanic. So, even if you sealed the border today, the state’s future is as a Hispanic society; that’s a given. Maybe it’ll all work out swell. The citizenry never voted for it, but they got it anyway. Because all the smart guys in the limos bemoaning the bigots knew what was best for them.


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

This is classic Mark Steyn, but this time some anger is noticeable in his satire .He is fantastic.

They were acting at the behest of President Obama’s Secret Service, who rightly recognized a polite knot of citizens singing “God Bless America” as a clear and present danger to the republic.

Says it all - the current regime does find the Constitution, and those who support it, to be its biggest threat.

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April 29, 2010

“Totally Changing the Economic System” Redux by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Washington Post: Touring the Midwest, President Obama said he was "very pleased" a deal had been reached, and he criticized Wall Street lobbyists for trying to dilute the bill's most stringent provisions. Obama said he did not "begrudge" wealth that is "fairly earned." But in a departure from his prepared remarks, he added, "I think at some point you have made enough money."


“Totally Changing the Economic System” Redux

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

When Obama told us that he would “totally change the economic system;” “totally change America;” and “totally change the world,” he wasn’t kidding. There has been much speculation that he “doesn’t know what he is doing.” In a sense they are right, but in one thing they are dead wrong and that is he intends to carry out his promises as they pertain to the country’s economic system, the social system and how America fits into the international order. To think otherwise is to ignore the obvious.

Observing the United States of America destroy itself from within is one of the most heart rending, angering, events imaginable, but it is happening. Several years ago, I included sarcastic comments in an essay for the benefit of Osama bin Laden, exhorting him to be patient because all he had to do was wait and the US would destroy itself. Tragically, that sarcastic admonition is in advanced stages of coming to fruition.

The USA, once the economic envy of the world is fast becoming its whipping boy, its laughing stock, and its economic and social black hole. Once the defender of righteousness and good, it is rapidly declining into the pit of self-delusion, over-indulgence and Rome, except that it took Rome longer to fall than the length of its history of the United States from its founding to date.

The International Monetary Fund is based on the U.S. Dollar but if one has been paying attention of late, there have been some heavy weights that have called for a change from the dollar to some other form of international currency. Even light-weight, Islamo-facist Iran made similar calls during the past year. And despite Obama’s pathetic overtures directly to the Iranian people; his embarrassing “reset” with Russia; whatever gimmick he comes up with for China; his wild inflationary spending, dollar devaluing; financial markets takeover intended to generate pressure for a “total change to the world economic system,” Obama voters asked for it, now he is delivering. So, why the surprise?

In an AP article dated March 21, 2009, by Andrew Taylor, “Agenda on Track Despite Worsening Deficits” Taylor explains the projection of Obama Administration multi-trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see. Deficits of that magnitude were not caused by the “failed policies of the Bush Administration” about which Democrat Candidate B. Hussein Obama railed with regularity during the recent election cycle. Where it had its beginning during the Bush Administration, the magnitude and scope of the present crisis is entirely and directly attributable to Obama’s legislative and leadership initiatives.

Bush Administration deficits were child’s play, at $500 billion annually, by comparison to Obama’s in league with the socialists in Congress planned, multi-trillion dollar spending spree; which incidentally began with his $787 Billion “Stimulus Bill,” followed by the $410 billion Omnibus, earmark-bloated spending Bill. Both of which are on top of the Bush Administrations paltry $138 billion stimulus bill of last spring and the $70 billion dollar bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and $30 billion Bear Stearns binge.

In a laughable moment during his recent White House Press Conference Obama stated that we would move the economy from “borrow and spend to save and invest,” this on the heels of the largest expansion of government spending in history. Of course the “lemmings” lapped it up, but reality is that the statement was made on the heels of ten year projections of multi-trillion dollar deficits. So, either Mr. Obama doesn’t have a clue, or he is, shall we say, “prevaricating?” Worse yet, there is plenty of circumstantial evidence that Obama is intentionally overspending to bring the dollar and economy to bankruptcy so that people will beg for a complete government takeover. And what would such a takeover be called? A bailout? Or communism?

The Democrats repeatedly bashed President Bush for his “failed economic policies” that is, “tax breaks for the rich,” “excessive spending” (if one can believe that coming from Democrats) and the cost of the “unnecessary” War on Terror. Their stated theory was that if the rich had been taxed there would be no need for deficit spending.

They point to the “surplus” from the Clinton years to the deficit in the Bush years as proof of their argument. Additionally, they blame the cost of the War on Terror as contributing to increasing deficits and National Debt. The question now is, “Why are we still engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan?” Why are the rich still benefiting from the Bush tax cuts? All this was supposed to stop the moment Obama took office. Of course it was campaign rhetoric at the time, and is now confronted with reality until he can “totally change the economic system.”

With the benefit of a “retrospectrascope” it is fact that the downturn in the economy began after six straight years of economic growth under the Bush White House and Republican Congress (although to be fair, one can find plenty of room for improvement), when Democrats took over the Congress. Further, Democrats including Obama voted in favor of the “Bush” stimulus bill and the bailouts for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Bear Sterns.

Obama has repeatedly blamed President Bush for the “hand he was dealt,” which like all good prevarications, contains elements of truth. But what he doesn’t divulge is that his budget deficit projections are in the trillions of dollars, not for one budget or election cycle, but for generations. All the while he smoothly intones that he will cut the deficit in half by the end of his “first” term. If one pays attention, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how he plans to do it.

He begins by putting forth a budget that alone has rocked the entire world’s economic system to the point that the UN, Russia and China are calling for replacing the dollar as the basis of international currency.

(Question: Why is the dollar the lead international currency? Answer: Because it has been the most stable of all currencies since the end of WWII; better than gold for a reason, and now that reason is rapidly evaporating.) After piling up enormous deficits for several years, all it would take would be to cut the pork during the last year and there one has it, the deficit would be cut in half. Far fetched? I’d bet a dinner at Ruth’s Chris for four.

When Obama eventually cuts that quadruple inflated budget in half, he would still be devaluing the dollar at a rate that is more than double that of the past eight years, but will have kept his promise to reduce the budget deficit in half. Note: Obama makes reference to cutting the “budget deficit,” not National Debt, in half. By way of explanation, devaluing the dollar makes American made products attractive on foreign markets while it drives the cost of imported goods up, thereby making American made products also more attractive at home.

At the same time, Obama is protecting the so called, “working class” from the inflationary effects by overt efforts to drive up wages by increasing union membership throughout the workforce and thereby driving up the cost of labor across the board.

That not-so-veiled attempt to enact “Universal Unionization” is called the “Employee Free Choice Act” (EFCA) which Obama promised “I will make it the law of the land when I'm president of the United States.” Of course his assertion assumes that Congress will enact EFCA. The provisions of the act as presently written would strip independent and free employees of the right to a secret ballot, subject them and their families to harassment and threats by union thugs (organizers) and essentially force unionization on the workforce. Readers know it, the Administration knows it, unions know it and anyone who is awake knows it.

In the light of day, union membership is ultimately designed to provide income and benefits for the union hierarchy first, foremost and always. They get rich on the backs of members through union membership dues. Then from time to time they take union members out on strike to show their clout which strips those same workers of income and jobs.

The sad truth is that unions have cost/lost more money, destroyed more companies, driven more companies/work overseas and brought about more illegal immigration that is taking work away from American workers at home in the last fifty years, than any other single factor in the economy.

Organized labor supported Obama during the election and now it’s “payback” time. He envisions that by vastly expanding union membership through enactment of the “Employee Free Choice Act” he will lock in what he is rapidly making a strangle hold on the economy.

Some companies deserve to be struck, and also are complicit in the loss of US jobs. Those CEOs fall into what is commonly referred to here as “Robber Barrons,” taking vast amounts of money out of a company and shareholder equity without contributing any reason for employees to be loyal or provide stockholders with even a small return on their investment.

Investing in the stock market has always carried a level of risk. But risk, whether intentional or otherwise was transformed into gambling and formalized by Phil Gramm, a Republican, and Bill Clinton during the Clinton Administration. It provided broad deregulation of the financial markets and caps on Executive compensation. The result was compensation for CEOs being paid in stock options. That drove CEOs to take actions that would inflate the price of publically traded stock, totally unrelated to actual company performance, in order to increase their income. Opportunists rode the wave to an all time high before the bubble burst last summer.

The collapse of the stock market is directly attributable to the following factors and although the list is not comprehensive, it is a good start: CEO equity greed, overinflated stock prices, gambling, margin accounts, the spike in oil prices at $150/barrel, hedge funds, sub-prime lending, and the banking crisis.

During the Carter Administration a piece of legislation entitled the “Community Reinvestment Act” (CRA) was signed into law. Its purpose was to force lending institutions to loan money in communities that has previously be “redlined,” that is, where little or no lending activity took place because of socio-economic factors.

It turns out that the “disqualifying” socio-economic factors were primarily within black neighborhoods. The CRA made “redlining” illegal and “encouraged,” that is, forced banks to make loans that were risky, basing a bank’s ratings for future growth on lending activity within the “redlined” communities.

Over time there were a number of changes to the law whose ultimate and laudable objective was to bring the black community as a whole on par with their non-black counterparts. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bought loans that were offered under the auspices of the CRA and combined or bundled them with other loans. Generally, non-performance of CRA loans was from the outset and has remained historically at a higher level than non-CRA loans. Enter the Sub-Prime loan era.

Senators Christopher Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank forced banks to make Sub-Prime loans under the aegis of the CRA so that as the housing bubble inflated and speculators engaged in house flipping and thereby making large profits in short order, members of the black community could exercise the same opportunities.

The way that banks structured sub-prime loans was as an adjustable rate mortgage. The initial rate was actually below the prime rate set by the Federal Reserve, thus “sub-prime,” where a loan payment might be very attractive for a long enough time to afford borrowers the opportunity in the inflating housing market to “flip” a house for profit. Co-incidentally, the bulk of sub-prime adjustable rates were scheduled to mature to higher rates during the spring and summer of 2008.

Following hurricanes Erin, Dennis, Katrina, Gustav and Ike, the price of oil began to rise and soon speculators jumped on. Seeing the opportunity to gouge the U.S., OPEC even threatened production cutbacks. Speculators had a “field-day” driving the price of oil from under $30 dollars a barrel in 2001 to $60 a barrel in 2007 and reaching $150/barrel in the spring and summer of 2008.

The price of gasoline rose from about $2.00 per gallon to over $4.00 per gallon beginning in January 2007 peaking in July 2008 at over $4.00/gallon. So, a commuter who had been paying $200.00 a month was confronted with a jump to $400.00 a month at exactly the same time that the house payments went from hundreds of dollars per month to over a thousand dollars because of the rate adjustment previously negotiated sub-prime mortgage loans. That combination resulted in defaults followed by foreclosures.

With millions of non-performing loans with payments late or non-existent, underwritten by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, those agencies were unable to meet the mountain of financial obligations and had to be rescued by the Federal Government. (Did those CEOs have their bonuses taxed at 90 %?)? But the tsunami had begun because banks that had purchased bundled (toxic) loans from those two government created entities had also been lending to gamblers in the stock market who were using borrowed money for among other things, margin trading. (Margin trading is a means of leveraging funds to buy more stock than there is money available in a particular trader’s account.) Once the trade is settled ostensibly at a profit, the money is paid back with interest. If a stock goes down in price the margin is immediately called by the lender.

Since the stock market, which had in fact become a somewhat regulated gambling operation, had become hyper-inflated in relation to book value, banks began drawing back lending for margin accounts or as noted began calling the margins for those stocks that declined in value. Trading firms’ liquid assets ran dry over night and “voila!” we witnessed the collapse of Bear Sterns due primarily to its holdings of toxic sub-prime mortgage assets and later Lehman Brothers. Bear Sterns received government help ostensibly because of Stearns sub-prime involvement and Lehman was allowed to collapse and was bought out by various US and overseas entities.

The ripple or should one say, the “wave” of failures and government intervention has dramatically increased with the advent of the Obama Administration, but he claims that he is dealing with the hand he was dealt when in fact between his calamitous talk and ramrod of the $787 billion stimulus bill, he has created a shift in the financial market’s tectonic plates.

In an earlier essay I wrote, “Many Republicans, so called “conservatives” tell us they want Obama to succeed. At what? If he succeeds at the promises to “totally change the economic system,” “totally change America,” and “totally change the world” the U.S. will descend the ladder to third world status in less than a decade.

Obama doesn’t have a clue how the U.S. economy works nor does he want to know, any more than he knows how national security, or virtually the entire gamut of U.S. government functions work. Government is not the solution, it is the problem. Government bureaucrats are empire builders and creation of four hundred thousand new bureaucratic jobs does not boost the economy, it burdens it. Government does not create economies, it may regulate them, it may harm them, and central planning czars are reminiscent of Soviet central economic planning.

Message to Obama, socialism/communism doesn’t work, and another attempt, this time in the US will only damage the US, including those to whom you want to “spread the wealth.” Think about it and put on the brakes because your “gallows humor” is called that for a reason.

I urge all Americans who believe in freedom to make your thoughts known to your Congressman and Senators. Otherwise, stand by for the fast ride into a Cuba, Russia, China, or some other “workers paradise.”

Semper Fidelis


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

Good write up!!! Thank you Col. so much!!

I really belileve what Obama is doing is intentional. He has an agenda for our country and it is fueled by his compplete hate for the USA, for Americans and our Constitution.

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

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

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April 27, 2010

Ineligible Obama Maligns Arizona For Enforcing Unenforced Federal Immigration Laws?


Ineligible Obama Maligns Arizona For Enforcing Unenforced Federal Immigration Laws?

By Dr. Alan Bates, M D.

FACT 1: America has immigration laws on the books which make it a crime to live or work in this country illegally. Many foreigners wait in line to gain legal immigration status.

FACT 2: Recent past administrations have not enforced existing laws pertaining to illegal immigration despite the fact that two prior Presidents did so and had illegals rounded up and deported successfully by the millions.

FACT 3: Southern US Border States have seen a huge increase in murder, rape, armed robbery, gang style home invasions, and drug cartel activity over the past several years as illegal immigration from Mexico spins out of control. The Border States have asked the Federal government to enforce existing laws and the Federal government has not.

FACT 4: THEREFORE, Arizona has passed a state law which enforces current laws which our Federal government will not enforce in order to safeguard citizens. Over half of Democrats in Arizona supported passage of this law.

The Arizona law requires that immigrants carry identity documents legitimizing their status. Such laws are common in other countries. Failure to prove legal status is a misdemeanor. Police have broad powers to detain anyone suspected of being in Arizona illegally. Governor Brewer indicates that ‘profiling’ as such will not be tolerated. She states that this law represents another tool to solve a dangerous and unacceptable crisis which her state did not create and which the Federal government has refused to fix through decades of inaction and misguided policy.

Rather than praise the state for its necessary action, Mr. Obama, who himself may be in violation of eligibility laws for President and who wants amnesty for illegals, criticized the law as “misguided” and a threat “to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as trust between police and our communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe”.

Questions to Mr. Obama: Is not the Federal government ‘misguided’ for not enforcing existing laws? Is fairness an issue for criminals? And just who do you want to keep safe? Illegals who commit crimes against Americans?

Mr. Obama further notes “our failure to act responsibly at the Federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others” such as states. I say to Mr. Obama: Look to yourself and the Federal government for ITS failure to act responsibly to enforce immigration laws already in place! As Chairman of the Arizona state Republican Party says: “this president has done nothing to secure our southern border” and he “chooses to be critical, yet doesn’t provide any constructive solutions to our nation’s border problems.” Rep. Tom Price (GA) challenges Obama and his Justice Dept. to tell states they cannot do what the states decided to do in a legal process.

A law professor at Loyola, located in ravaged bankrupt immigrant-overrun Los Angeles, claims the states have no power to pass immigration treaties because that is a Federal responsibility. My question to Mr. Manheim: Is it not legal for states to protect their citizens and enforce laws ALREADY on the books at the Federal level? Should not the issue here be the lack of Federal enforcement due to an Administration which has its own agenda for destroying America by allowing illegals to infiltrate the election process and moving the US census count supervision to the White House?

Now let us connect the dots. Arizona is only one of an increasing number of states passing their own laws to protect and defend citizens whether from illegal immigration or from violations of the Second and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution which respectively protect a citizen’s right to bear arms and give states the right to pass laws which pertain to issues NOT specifically designated to the Federal government by the US Constitution.

But Mr. Obama and his thugs have a very different agenda. They think they are above the laws of the Land. Americans rightly question, with overwhelming evidence, whether Obama is even eligible for his high office and, therefore, whether anything he signs into law holds no legality once his true citizenship status is revealed. Now do you get it?

A President who has spent about 2 million dollars to hide his citizenship information coming to the defense of illegals but not to the security and financial interests of American citizens? As long as the Federal government is corrupt at all levels, it becomes incumbent upon the states to protect our Constitutional rights and existing laws until the thugs in Washington can be evicted and hopefully prosecuted and imprisoned for their crimes against our nation.


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

Really well done wrtie up and he is write, how ironic is it that Obama will not do what is so easily done by anyone else that IS legal and then he sides with those that are breaking our very laws on immigration.

We have the worst person in power, horrible on every level. His very being is everything against our country as he seeks to destroy it.

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

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

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Logic and Elementary, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

At a campaign fundraiser for Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, Obama faced a group of hecklers demanding to know what he was doing to get rid of the "don't ask don't tell" policy that prevents gays from serving openly in the military. (April 19)


Logic and Elementary, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

During Obama’s recent “campaign” trip and speech in California, he encountered “gay activists” protesting his lack of action to repeal Title 10 USC Section 654 (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell). He retorted that both he and Senator Boxer support their cause and are working to repeal the law. The applicable portion is shown below.
“(b) Policy.— A member of the armed forces shall be separated from the armed forces under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense if one or more of the following findings is made and approved in accordance with procedures set forth in such regulations:

(1) That the member has engaged in, attempted to engage in, or solicited another to engage in a homosexual act or acts unless there are further findings, made and approved in accordance with procedures set forth in such regulations, that the member has demonstrated that—

(A) such conduct is a departure from the member’s usual and customary behavior;

(B) such conduct, under all the circumstances, is unlikely to recur;

(C) such conduct was not accomplished by use of force, coercion, or intimidation;

(D) under the particular circumstances of the case, the member’s continued presence in the armed forces is consistent with the interests of the armed forces in proper discipline, good order, and morale; and

(E) the member does not have a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts.

(2) That the member has stated that he or she is a homosexual or bisexual, or words to that effect, unless there is a further finding, made and approved in accordance with procedures set forth in the regulations, that the member has demonstrated that he or she is not a person who engages in, attempts to engage in, has a propensity to engage in, or intends to engage in homosexual acts.

(3) That the member has married or attempted to marry a person known to be of the same biological sex.”

For the past half century there have been concerted efforts to “normalize” homosexual behavior so that those who engage therein would be more generally accepted as part of society. The latter part, the right of homosexual persons to behave as they choose in the privacy of their homes has been settled by the Supreme Court.

What is not settled is that no amount of legislation or training will ever change biology although there is plenty of grotesque experimentation along those lines and we’ll see where that movie ends. We have passed the day when open homosexuals were excluded from the civilian workplace. Thus, the argument goes, it stands to reason that given acceptance in the civilian workplace it should be a mandate for the Armed Forces.

Most Americans do not serve in the Armed Forces and those who do quickly learn that the purpose of their service is to engage and defeat the nation’s enemies, just ask most any Veteran of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and/or Afghanistan. (Not to be too sarcastic, they also learn that they are a large laboratory for experimentation by social planners, politicians and some self-serving military careerists.)

For those readers who have never served, it is the nature of military service to live in close proximity to one another. Living arrangements vary from location to location and from service to service, but in general there are shared rooms and bathroom facilities. Also, more often than not, one does not have the luxury or right to choose ones roommate(s).

Courtship and romantic relationships between service members of whatever variety already exist in the military services despite limitations, restrictions and certain proscriptions. The costs and deleterious effects of male/female integration on good order and discipline are significant although carefully and intensively managed and largely obscured from public view.

That fact detracts from the good order, discipline and combat effectiveness of the Armed Forces, now add the prospective costs and additional detraction of having to manage issues arising out of openly serving homosexuals. The obverse is that absent such negative effects the Armed Forces could operate more efficiently, effectively and at lower costs.

Many in the public debate argue that homosexuals are not allowed to serve. That is categorically false. Homosexuals are allowed to serve under the provisions of the law cited above and as a practical matter have been serving since before the law was enacted.

Given the nature of homosexuality, specifically sexual activity between members of the same sex, it is logical to conclude that homosexuals would find perpetual sexual “open season” on their military comrades of the same gender. “Open season” in this context is akin to having females and males living in the same rooms, undressing, dressing in one another’s presence and sharing the same bathroom facilities. Given the state of hormones of the age group in question, it is a fact that the quest for sex is one of the group’s foremost thoughts and activities. Now, combine hormones, alcohol/drugs and close living arrangements, and those without any moral, ethical, or legal restraint would “score” in their sexual quests as often as possible; in most cases of same sex, sexual flirtation or unsolicited contact would engender serious acrimony, animosity and conflict.

In a stroke of propaganda genius, homosexual activists have tied their cause to the Civil Rights Movement. To the extent that racial minorities accept that there is parallel logic between racial discrimination incident to the color of their skins and homosexual conduct, it makes good propaganda but diminishes the moral authority of their just cause. From his stance on the subject it is evident that Obama views social mores and legal restrictions that apply to homosexuals’ military service as analogous to racial discrimination.

Such mindless thought is morally vacuous and logically baseless. His comparison is more of the “change” he promised and a crass ploy to garner supporters and votes of those who know nothing of military service. To even the most casual observer it is evident that there is a vast difference between skin color and aberrant behavior, and no logical, right thinking person should or would engage in it. However, with homosexuals and liberals in control of most of the media, combined with the fact that too many Americans do not think, it comes as no surprise that the “comparative view” is the one that many if not most, believe.

Proponents of repealing the law cite the study of homosexuals in Israel’s armed forces. Those proponents argue that Israel has had formidable armed forces for the past sixty years, albeit homosexuals have served “openly” since 1993, and therefore should be a model for the U.S. What they do not acknowledge from the same study is that in the majority of Israeli cases, homosexuals keep their behavior closeted and this latter dear reader, is as it should be. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” satisfies that condition.

What is unstated here and will be the subject of another essay at a later date is that the effort to repeal the law is part of a larger agenda that Obama finds to be symbiotic.

Semper Fidelis


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

Excellent article by the Col. I really like the way he walks a person through the facts and his opinion.

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

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

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April 19, 2010

Israel, To Be or Not to Be by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Israel, To Be or Not to Be

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

The Carter Administration had an evident anti-Semitic bias and in the decades since then Carter has continued to exhibit that bias. This is a fact notwithstanding the historic peace agreement that Carter brokered between Egypt and Israel. Carter continues to blame mid-East tensions and conflict on Israel every time he opens his mouth on the subject. In the interim successive Presidents have met with varying degrees of success in handling the U.S.-Israeli relationships.

The current Administration would probably rather that Israel didn’t exist at all given its consistent anti-Israeli bias notwithstanding spin to the contrary. Any Jew who buys into Obama’s forked tongue language in which on the one hand he declares unyielding support of Israel and on the other makes a veiled threat that support for Israel is to be balanced against other interests, has a questionable desire for the survival of Israel. Obama’s ambivalence can be said to reflect Henry Kissinger’s oft maligned statement, “the U.S. has no permanent friends, it has only permanent interests.” In this instance however, Obama is behaving in a way that equivocates on one of the bedrock interests to which Kissinger made reference, specifically the right of Israel to exist in its ancient homeland is no longer to be assumed.

Israeli-American ties were strong from the moment President Truman granted recognition of Israel on May 14th, 1948, not because the State Department cultivated that strength but because Christians, more specifically Evangelicals in the U.S. have supported Israel out of allegiance to God’s promises contained in the Bible. It is notable that without President Truman’s personal intervention Israel would likely not have achieved nationhood, at least not then and perhaps not within the existing boundaries.

However, judging from the size and shape of Israel the masochist who devised the boundaries could not have done so to more effectively create tension, acrimony and friction between Jews and Arabs; friction that has often resulted in bloodshed. It is not the purpose of this essay to suggest that living as an Arab in Israel is a bed of roses, and likewise even the blind can see that the converse is true.

Given the proclivity of anti-Semites, whose spokesman-in-chief is the President of Iran, to deny the Holocaust reveals an abysmal level of ignorance and denial. Ordinarily such an one would not be taken seriously. Except that, the actor in the instant case happens to be pushing hard for nuclear weapons whose explicit and stated purpose would be to destroy Israel and its, until recently, main supporter, the United States. For those whose minds are not dimmed by the opiate of Obama’s duplicity, there is reason to believe that the President of the United States is attempting to twist Israel’s arm into agreeing to engage in, or in the alternative refrain from activity that is fundamentally against its interests and security.

If one considers Obama’s Muslim heritage and his contemporaneous fawning at the feet of Muslim leaders under the aegis of improving relations, one might be tempted to applaud the stated intent. However, if his objective is to mainstream Islam in the United States (i.e. “America is not a Christian nation;” “The United States is one of the largest Muslim nations in the world.”) as a part of that effort, then it logically follows that Obama is not only the most extreme President in U.S. history, but is willfully anti-American and anti-Semitic given America’s Judeo-Christian heritage.

With that bit of insight, it is outside the bounds of rational thought that American Jews would to support a person who continues to allow if not tacitly foster Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. One can hope Obama’s underlying acrimony toward for the U.S. and Israel will be abated, but the preponderance of evidence is otherwise given his stated predisposition to “stand with Muslims” should push come to shove.

Jewish Americans would do well to embrace their Evangelical supporters and conservative politicians and dump Obama and his cronies in favor of a policy of self-preservation.

Semper Fidelis


Jewish Telegraph Agency

The American Jewish Committee poll of U.S. Jews found that Obama's approval rating is at 57 percent, with 38 percent disapproving. That's down from the stratospheric 79 percent approval rating among Jews that Obama enjoyed about a year ago, in May 2009.
Matt Brooks, who directs the Republican Jewish Coalition, said the relatively low score on domestic issues underscored what he said was a steady decline in Democratic support among Jewish voters.
"This indicates a serious erosion of support," he said. "It's a huge drop. There's no silver lining" for Democrats.


Obama Supporters To Obama: Hands Off Jerusalem

American Jewish voters voted for Barack Obama in greater numbers than any group, except for African Americans. American Jews worked for and financially supported Obama with unrivaled intensity.

Therefore, it is interesting to note that these rock solid Obama enthusiasts strongly oppose the Obama administration's policy of dividing Jerusalem. In a recent poll conducted by the international survey firm McLaughlin and Associates, American Jewish voters emphatically endorsed the policy of keeping Jerusalem the undivided capital of Israel:

"Should Jerusalem remain the undivided capital of Israel or should the United States force Israel to give parts of Jerusalem, including Christian and Jewish holy sites, to the Palestinians?"

64% support keeping Jerusalem the undivided capital of Israel

13% support turning it over to the Palestinians

23% did not answer the question.

The poll was conducted after the Obama administration chastised Israel for building in Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem.


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

GREAT write up by the Col.

And I am glad to see the poll numbers dropping for support for obama. Obama has done a lot of damage on so many thiings American and also with his stand against Israel.

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

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

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April 17, 2010

Tactical Pause by Oliver North

Tactical Pause

By Oliver North

(Oliver North is the host of "War Stories" on Fox News Channel, the founder and honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance, and the author of "American Heroes." )

April 16, 2010

ZABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Some commanders call it a "tactical pause" to give time for additional U.S. and allied troops to surge into the country. Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, the operational commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, calls it "repositioning." Others say the reduced "optempo" is just part of a "realignment" necessary to prepare for a major offensive in Kandahar this June. The troops use a different term of art.

"This is b---s---," said one junior officer. He continued, "It's not the (rules of engagement). None of us has a problem with reducing the incidence of civilian casualties. But we need to stay on the offensive here if we're going to win." One soldier, after being told to "stand down" just before heading out on a night ambush, said, "We're being held hostage inside the wire." So it's apparent that -- whatever they're called -- offensive operations have been scaled back. That means Taliban insurgents are getting a breather they don't deserve.

In interviews with senior officers, I was reminded that Gen. Stanley McChrystal's "population-centric" counterinsurgency strategy mandates the primary mission of U.S. and allied troops be to protect the civilian population. The soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines with whom I have been embedded -- both conventional and special operations troops -- don't object to that goal. But they are complaining they are being restricted from conducting offensive operations against an enemy who will take advantage of the reduced optempo.

South of here in Helmand and Kandahar provinces, the period from mid-April to mid-June is opium-harvesting season. Since 2002, when the Taliban turned to heroin to support their insurgency, it has been a time when "migrant workers" cross the border from Pakistan to work the poppy fields. It is also an opportunity for Taliban leaders to collect their cut of the "opium tax."

Despite Taliban claims to Islamic purity, they collect a tax of 300-400 grams of opium per Jereeb of cultivated poppy-growing land. One Jereeb is 2,000 square meters -- about half the size of a U.S. football field. The tax rate is based on the "ushr," a traditional Islamic tax of one-tenth of the produce of agricultural land that in normal times is collected by the neighborhood mosque and redistributed as social welfare to the local needy. It's an Islamic version of wealth redistribution. The timing of the tax collection is dependent on the local harvest season.

Last summer, plans were drawn up to interdict cross-border "ratlines" as a means of defunding the Taliban. But the Obama administration's five-month delay in "surging" additional U.S. troops and trainers to Afghanistan has resulted in too few "boots on the ground" to shut down the frontier. As a consequence, the effort to reduce this spring's opium harvest is being limited to a "test case" in the recently secured Marjah district of central Helmand.

Though the Marjah operation -- and parallel efforts by the International Security Assistance Force in Nad Ali, Now Zad and Garmsir -- resulted in reduced opium production, the Karzai government in Kabul has been slow to capitalize on the gains elsewhere in the country. Only 27 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces currently have full-time provincial reconstruction teams in operation. Some Afghan national security forces, such as the commando kandaks that are partnered with U.S. special operations units, are well-trained and well-equipped, but many are barely prepared.

Our Fox News team has accompanied more than two dozen combined U.S./Afghan units on combat operations -- and seen the full spectrum of the readiness of Afghan security forces. On one such mission last week, U.S. personnel were stunned when the Afghan National Army company commander they had been advising "declined" to board the Mi-17 helicopters carrying his troops on a cordon and search operation.

Perhaps he "stayed home" because he knew his men better than we did. During the mission -- led by a capable Afghan sergeant -- only a handful of his troops exhibited the slightest tactical proficiency. Carrying their AK-47s slung over their shoulders seemed to be SOP. The platoon's machine-gunner ditched his Kevlar helmet. In its stead, he wore a white turban around his head. Chuck Holton, my former U.S. Army Ranger cameraman, and I spent the day staying as far from him as we could, knowing he was Target No. 1 for a sniper. Thankfully, the Taliban were out to lunch -- or went to ground to prevent being spotted on the thermal sights of the Apache helicopters overhead.

There are some very good, brave and competent Afghan soldiers and police, but not enough. The commandos and narcotics interdiction units we have seen are the kind of troops you want on your flank in a gunfight. Unfortunately, the "tactical pause" now under way in Afghanistan won't help any of them get any better -- or help our troops do what they know they can do: win!


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

Obama has no intention of winning over there. It’s a show, and our military are being used.

God, how do the Air Force and Marine One crews fly this bum anywhere, I feel so badly for what they have to put up with.

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April 11, 2010

"Take Back America -- A Battle Plan "....by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

Take Back America -- A Battle Plan

by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

Americans embraced that image of a nation that welcomed those who wanted to work hard and grow and build their lives. But Barack Obama has replaced this call for self-reliance with an offer of security and serenity protected, subsidized, and sheltered by the government.

Obama heralds his arrival on the battlefield of our politics not with a cacophony of confrontation, but with a lulling siren song designed to sedate and anesthetize us while he transplants our essence and replaces it with something else entirely. His sirens—the modern equivalent of those voices that tried to lure Ulysses onto the rocks and to his death in Homer’s Odyssey—sing the same soothing lullaby that has long since lulled Europe and Japan into a trance.

THE SIREN SINGS: Put aside your ambition. Don’t work so hard. Slow down and live a little. Don’t worry. Give the government your insecurities. Let us take care of them.

BUT REALITY ANSWERS: If we go back to being a nation of childlike dependents, relying on a parental government, we will become poorer and poorer, having to make do with less and less. Government cannot create jobs or wealth. It can only take from some and give it to others. And if people cannot keep their own money, they will stop working, innovating, taking the risks that are key to survival and growth—and we will all have less.

THE SIREN SINGS: You’re not alone in the world. You have your community to surround you and a safety net below you. We have anticipated all the vagaries of life, all of its uncertainties, and have made provision for them.

BUT REALITY ANSWERS: It’s the fear of failure, as much as the dream of success, that motivates us all to work hard, compete, and succeed. If life holds no perils, there’s little to get us out of bed in the morning. While we must protect those who cannot help themselves, for most of us it’s the fear of bad outcomes—as much as the lure of reward—that impels our labor.

THE SIREN SINGS: Give up some of your sovereignty and independence. You won’t need it anymore. Your leaders will show you what to do. You must surrender what you have to the community. We are all in this together. We are a unit, an entity. We will share the sacrifice, take care of each other, and let our government point the way.

BUT REALITY ANSWERS: Government does almost everything worse than private business. The U.S. Postal Service is a joke compared to FedEx and UPS. The Veterans Administration hospitals are a disgrace to the men and women who have served us. Our government cannot control our borders. It can’t even distribute flu shots to those who need them. Private and church schools educate better, for less money, than public educational institutions do. State universities are drowning in their own bureaucracy. And the list goes on. Only in the military, police, and firefighting services—with their extraordinary standards of martial discipline, self-sacrifice, unit cohesion and morale—does the public sector excel.

THE SIREN SINGS: Abandon the delusions of your religious faith. They are old, for a different time. You don’t need them anymore. Secular humanism has made them unnecessary. Turn away from the spurious rituals and the false security they offer. Embrace the real security of a committed community led by enlightened experts.

BUT REALITY ANSWERS: We each have a God-sized hole in our hearts and souls. Without faith, some people turn to addiction; others lose themselves in narcissism. Some become workaholics, others compulsive gamblers, and still others status-seekers who make the acquisition of material goods their own yardstick in life. Where religion falters, self-involvement takes the place of child-rearing, and birth rates drop. Values decline—and an increase in crime, sexually transmitted disease, and suicide are the result.

THE SIREN SINGS: You don’t really need your democracy anymore. Let us experts run things. We know better than you what you need and we have the knowledge to get it for you. Turn away from the cantankerous politics of shrill debate. Trust those who act with benign knowledge of what is best for you.

BUT REALITY ANSWERS: The experts covet power, and power corrupts them as easily as it does anyone else. Bureaucracies become obsessed with self-perpetuation and soon lose sight of the populations they are supposed to serve. They develop cozy relationships with the power brokers in big companies to form a consortium of business and government to control our lives. It is only through democracy that we can fight their tyranny.


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

People will not soon forget what the Democrat party has done and their reckless and treasonous actions against our Republic.

We must NEVER surrender, that which was bleed and died for.

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

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

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April 10, 2010

The Ultimate Hijacking

The Ultimate Hijacking

By Dr. Alan Bates, M D.

The majority of Americans have now awakened to a nightmare unfolding. The naïve voted along side diehard liberals to elect a man who is probably not a U.S. citizen, is of Muslim upbringing, and who without a dime was put through Ivy League schools by funds raised through a prominent Arab sympathizer. He became a ‘community activist’ and represented the corrupt ACORN at one time as legal counsel and later ran successfully for Illinois State Senate where he rarely showed up.

Then, he ran for President of the United States with the largest campaign treasure chest of anyone in history and won on an ideological platform called ‘change’, which he said would bring about transparency in government and a major transformation. The Federal Election Commission has audited every single presidential candidate since Watergate including the Bushes and John McCain except one---Barrack Obama!

A petition is circulating to force the FEC to audit his campaign contributions since the majority has not been accounted for by Mr. Obama or his campaign even upon request. Sort of like asking for his birth certificate or proof that he attended Columbia where no one seems to recall him being there. Hmmm!

This ‘President’ has kept his promise to those who voted for him. He has ushered in a transformation; only it is one which fulfills the wildest dreams of radicals from the 1960s, the goals of whom are probably not known to younger voters today. But some of us grew up during and recall the sixties; we can see what Obama is doing is quite transparent to us! Mr. Obama is not an average American nor does he seem to respect the values set forth in the founding documents of our nation over 230 years ago.

Ask yourself these questions and see if a pattern emerges:

Why did Mr. Obama condemn America’s past actions and our integrity during his visits to foreign nations after having been elected?

Why is Mr. Obama pandering to radical Iran and its development of nuclear weapons while Iran threatens to annihilate Israel?

Why is he now wanting to rid America of half its nuclear warheads and limit the nuclear strike option in cases of biologic or chemical attack on our nation? Does he implicitly trust Russia and China to follow the same disarmament path?

Why is Mr. Obama determined to convey amnesty to illegal aliens when the laws clearly state otherwise? Why has he moved the 2010 census supervision into the White House?

Why does he pass a mammoth healthcare overhaul which basically emasculates the private healthcare system while driving states into bankruptcy if they are not already there?

Why does the Administration use the ‘lamestreet’ media to batter the best auto manufacturer in the world while taking over GM?

Why has this President created the largest current and future debt in the history of mankind--one which cannot be paid off?

Why has this been the first President to appoint radicals, some of whom are professed Communists, as ‘czars’ in his administration to run the Departments of Energy, Education, Health, and Homeland Security amongst other agencies?

Why has Mr. Obama decided to rid our national security strategy documents of references to ‘radical Islam’?

And the list goes on.

His actions are the antithesis of what one would expect of a leader who builds upon a strong America.

The pattern is consistent and the answer to all of these questions has finally been figured out by the majority who detest what this elected President and the Leftist leadership of Congress are doing, even by many of those who intentionally or naively elected him. Mr. Obama is schooled in radical thinking and ideology. Many of the people with whom he has associated in the past prove that. His actions also prove that.

What more evidence do we need that he is methodically destroying America’s security, economy, and heritage?

Make no mistake. America must remove this man and his circle of corrupt friends from office. Should the ‘conservative’ vote split, the transformation by the Leftwing radicals will be complete, and the strongest free country in the world will have been hijacked and transformed by a minority with evil intentions.


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

Well done write up.

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

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

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April 08, 2010

Nuclear Policy and National Security by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Nuclear Policy and National Security

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

The 1958-9 National Debate topic was, “Resolved: That the further development of nuclear weapons should be prohibited by international agreement.” That was while the Soviet Union and U.S. developed the massive nuclear arsenals that existed for much of the Cold War. The finely honed arguments of the best young minds were presented time and again. But despite the most persuasive arguments to dissuade the super-powers from further development, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. moved ahead with the development, testing and production of hundreds of varieties and thousands of warheads.

Both nations negotiated continuously about arms reductions, with the focus on nuclear weapons, and on occasion reached agreement with respect to numbers and types that each would dismantle. The U.S. typically conceded more than the Soviets out of consideration of the threat posed by “Chinese hordes.” But the interesting part is that although there has been historic animus between the Chinese and “Russian Bear” both lead the international effort to impose communism on the rest of the world.

President Truman devised the “Containment Doctrine” whose objective was through a series of bi-lateral and multi-lateral security arrangements to create a bulwark against incessant expansion of both the Soviet Union and Communist China. A cursory review of Chinese and Russian history reveals that both have a long history hegemony and influence, albeit broken by periods of quiescence. After President Reagan broke the back of the Soviet Union, the U.S. encouraged economically development of China, partly as a balance against Russia. Clinton even opened the door for transfer of ballistic missile and other military technology to China.

Trading with China was sanctioned during the H.W. Bush administration to create open doors for the advancement of democratic ideas, and freedom while the latter was ostensibly done as a show of good faith that the U.S. meant the Chinese no harm. The results of those efforts fostered an economic explosion in China that now enables enormous expansion of its military capability including nuclear weapons. Concomitantly was the continued expansion of Federal Government programs that exceeded and continues to exceed its income the most recent being the imposition of universal health care.

It is evident that the Obama administration mindset is that if we lay down our own arms, the rest of the world will feel less a need to arm itself. The interesting part of that empty argument is that it assumes nations seek arms because of the U.S.; it disregards the fact that the U.S. has not engaged in conquest for nationhood purposes since the “West” was won; and disregards the fact that nations have objectives independent of considerations about the U.S.. i.e. the world is and has always been multi-polar at some level.

Given Obama’s attendance at worship at Trinity United Church of Christ under the tutelage of its pastor, Jeremiah Wright for twenty years, his aversion to nuclear weapons is understandable. What he lacked, and evidently still does is an understanding of “Nuclear Deterrence.” Obama may have been belatedly briefed, even asserting that U.S. Nuclear Strategy “is crazy,” but his recent decision reveals a level of naivety that is breathtaking. He does not understand that just as bullies on a playground are deterred by those whose prowess is equal to or exceeds their own, so are nations. If he does understand, he is taking a huge risk that has immense security implications.

For decades the communist Chinese referred to the U.S. as a “paper tiger.” Now, with his “limp” nuclear strategy and absent strong economic underpinning that sustained U.S. interests for six decades, Obama and his party are rapidly “changing” the U.S. into a real “paper tiger.”

Obama is doing precisely what he promised and the nation is reaping a catastrophe; and, given the instant development it’s no longer possible for Obama to lay that catastrophe at “G.W.” Bush’s feet.

Semper Fidelis

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

This destruction is at the feet of obama and we need to keep reminding people it is from him. That he is the enemy and his agenda is what has as the Col has said, "Obama and his party are rapidly “changing” the U.S. into a real “paper tiger.”

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

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

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March 25, 2010

An Introduction to Change by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

An Introduction to Change

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

During a deployment to Taiwan I found a plaque inscribed with a creed that aptly described what it meant to be an American during the last century. It was written by Dean Alfange a New York politico. He was of Greek origin, legally immigrated with his parents as a small child, fought in WWI and died at age 91. It is notable that he was regarded as a liberal during his era, certainly a far cry from today’s crop by the same brand.

The following is what Alfange wrote:

“I Do Not Choose to Be a Common Man,
It is my right to be uncommon—if I can. I seek opportunity—not security.
I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.
I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.
I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.
I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, ‘This I have done.’”

That creed was the essence of what most felt about America from the turn of 20th Century until after WWII. But with the passage of time it gradually changed and culminated in the signing away of fundamental freedom on March 23rd, 2010. Some applaud that for reasons explained in the last essay; others find it highly offensive, invasive and overreaching. It is the antithesis of “seeking opportunity—not security;” it is the implementation of being a “kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state” look after one; it is a step in the direction of a Soviet style future for our children and grandchildren; unless!

Today too many Americans look to government because they have been brought up as kept citizens and prefer the “stale calm of utopia” rather than to take the “calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.” They have traded their birthright for a bowl of porridge and within a decade will reap what they have sown; less freedom; unless! Those who came from slavery have now willfully, fully embraced political plantation slavery.

Obama promised to spread the wealth around, and between the so called, “stimulus” and the new health care law, he may garner votes, but only from those who choose to remain in virtual slavery to the government. Maybe someday they will wake up to what he has done, but self-deception is freedom’s most potent opponent and in this instance mindless lemmings have deluded themselves into believing that despite the clear record to the contrary, government is their only hope.

With any luck, their trickery, underhanded dealings and unscrupulous conduct Democrats in Congress will have indelibly marked themselves as worthy candidates for the dung-heap of history. At the moment they revel in being the force that is bringing America to her knees as they snuff out hope and the only beacon in the world’s darkness. But patriotic Americans will remember and introduce them to Washington in the rear view mirror. Never forget!

Semper Fidelis


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

Thank you Col. Pappas!!!!!! That is so true too! I love how he phrases things and hits the nail on the head.

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

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

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Responding to Obamacare: Restore, Defeat. Defund, Repeal by Dick Morris

Responding to Obamacare: Restore, Defeat. Defund, Repeal

By Dick Morris

Let's begin our reaction to the passage of Obamacare by remembering Winston Churchill's famous formulation with which he introduced his war memoirs:
In defeat: defiance
In war: resolution
In victory: magnanimity
In peace: goodwill

Now is the time for defiance! Here's what we must do:

1. Restore the Medicare cuts mandated in this bill. Block the reduction of physicians' fees by 21% scheduled to take effect this fall. Override the cuts in Medicare that require annual approval by Congress. Challenge the Democrats over each and every cut. Try to peel away enough votes to stop the cuts from driving doctors and hospitals to adopt the course already taken by the Mayo Clinic in refusing to take Medicare patients.

2. Defeat the Democrats in the 2010 election! Start with the traitors who voted no in November and then switched to a shameful yes when it counted in March: Baird (Washington), Nye (Virginia), Kosmas and Boyd (Florida), Then go on to win the open seats in the House and Senate. And then fight to replace as many Democrats as possible. Remember: Any Democrat who voted no would have voted yes if they had needed his or her vote. The only way to repeal Obamacare is to vote Republican.

3. Defund Once we get the majority in both chambers, defund appropriations for the Obamacare program. The bill passed by the Congress and signed by the president is simply an authorization measure. Funds must be appropriated for it each year by Congress. Through zero funding these changes, we can cripple them before they take full effect.

4. Repeal And, once we defeat Barack Obama, we need to proceed to repeal this disastrous plan before it can ruin our health care system. Then, we must replace it with a Republican alternative which relies on the marketplace, tax incentives, and individual responsibility to provide health care to all Americans.

Above all, we must finally learn the fundamental lesson this political process we have been through has to teach: That there is no such thing as a conservative or moderate Democrat. Blue dogs don't exist in real life. Only yellow dogs.

The days when there were Democrats who refused to follow their radical leftwing party line are over. There are no longer "state" Democrats who vote conservative as opposed to "national" Democrats who vote with the left. They are an extinct species. Some Senators and Congressmen capitalize on our memories of those days and pretend to be moderates. But they are just faking it.

Nancy Pelosi knew -- as Harry Reid knew in the Senate -- that she had the potential support of every single Democrat in her chamber if only the price was right. The sole difference between moderate and liberal Democrats is their asking price. Moderates require slightly higher bribes to assure their votes.

There are only two kinds of Congressmen or Senators: Democrats and Republicans. We have had a national education and its time to learn from it. In days gone by, intelligent people liked to say that they voted for the person, not the party. Now those who say this are fooling themselves. There is only party! The most conservative Democrat is way to the left of the most liberal Republican.

The Democratic victory on Obamacare will prove the most expensive in the party's history. It will lead to the eradication of their majority, the defeat of more than fifty of their Congressmen, the switch of Senate control, and Republican domination for decades. And, in the end, it will have done nothing to improve health care. But, fortunately, we can win the 2010 election to stop it from doing much damage.


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

Obama has trashed the Constitution, so ofar he has the green light to his destruction.

It’s not enough to see them swept out of office. I want to see them physically tortured and put into a zoo cage for people to throw rocks at.

At the very least strip them of all their benefits and force Obamacare on them only. See how they like living under their own rules.

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

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

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March 23, 2010

Heritage Foundation Urges Repeal of "Intolerable" Health Bill

The head of The Heritage Foundation Sunday night labeled the House-approved health bill a modern-day "Intolerable Act" and called for its repeal.

Edwin J. Feulner, president of the Washington, DC-based think tank, said the bill represented "a giant step toward creation of a European-style welfare state." Instead of empowering individuals, he noted, the trillion-dollar, 2,700 page bill empowers an "unelected bureaucracy [to}... determine the content of health benefits packages, including medical treatment and procedures, and how much will be paid for those services."
Feulner called the government-centered approach "alien to our national character" and predicted that opposition to the widely unpopular measure will only grow.
"The American people are never permanently thwarted," Feulner observed. This legislation "can and will be repealed," he added.

Fellow Americans,

Late last night, in a narrow and partisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the most significant piece of social legislation in over seven decades. It did so in the face of overwhelming and principled opposition from the American people. Large majorities of Americans oppose this legislation because it offends the historic American dedication to the principle of self-government. They understand that this new law will accelerate Washington's intrusion into our most personal and private decisions.

This is why opposition to this bill will only grow. Supporters of this bill argue that popular hostility will recede upon its passage. But, rather than cementing our descent into a European-style welfare state, last night's passage of Obamacare is best seen as a historic turning point, a true catalyst for real change.

I write to reassure our supporters, the conservative movement, and the American people at large that The Heritage Foundation will do all within its power to keep this issue alive in the public square and make the intellectual case for the repeal of this act. We will bring all our resources to bear on behalf of those who believe America is and will always remain the Land of the Free.

This, rest assured, can be done. The American people are never permanently thwarted. President Obama's health care legislation can and will be repealed.

Those who supported this bill are our fellow Americans, and we do not question their good will or patriotism. In public policy, however, good intentions alone do not suffice. And let there be no mistake, our philosophical differences with supporters of this bill are profound. The reason government-run health care has been the holy grail of the left for decades is that liberals realize as much as we do that it is a giant step toward the creation of a European-style welfare state. This is an evolution Americans have always resisted because it is alien to our national character.

If there is one good thing about the past year--one in which we have witnessed unprecedented horse-trading, press stunts, midnight votes and political manipulation in both houses of the U.S. Congress--it is that the American people have come away educated as never before about the differences between these two visions for America. Americans are strongly opposed to this bill not because they have been hoodwinked but because they understand this bill both in its particulars and at an instinctive, gut level.

They understand this health care bill forces individuals and employers to buy insurance policies designed by government bureaucrats. This intrusion is intended to follow us from cradle to grave.

Instead of empowering families and individuals to make their own choices, Obamacare empowers the bureaucracy to make those decisions for them. It is this unelected bureaucracy, unanswerable to the electorate, that will determine the content of health benefits packages, including medical treatment and procedures, and how much will be paid for those services. Yesterday's legislation brings us one step closer to fully government-run medicine, with expanded government power over the financing and delivery of medical services that is sure to ration care in the name of cost control.

You will hear the left say this new entitlement will be popular with the American people. Do not believe them for a second. Yes, 32 million people will gain the theoretical right to health insurance. But over half of that coverage comes from placing at least 16 million more Americans into Medicaid, an unpopular and overextended welfare program that already rations care.

Americans will not stand for it. The American love for liberty prevailed in our founding, and will prevail once again.

In December of 1773, to protest unjust taxation, a group of American colonists dumped tea in Boston Harbor. The punishment for that first Tea Party was a series of intrusive laws passed by Parliament that were so oppressive that they could only be described as the "Intolerable Acts."

Obamacare is today's Intolerable Act. And just as the colonists banded together to enact change after those acts were passed, so should America respond to Obamacare. This law must be repealed.

Much of the fight against this bill will be led by the individual states, a process we encourage. All told, 33 states have already taken steps to challenge various aspects of Obamacare, including its unprecedented mandate that every American purchase health insurance or face a steep penalty for noncompliance. Four additional states will have this question on the ballot in November.

On Capitol Hill, the initial battle over Obamacare will occur when Congress considers whether to fund the tens of thousands of new federal bureaucrats necessary to implement the new law. In the tradition of the Hyde amendment, which prevented federal funding for abortions through annual limitations appended to appropriations bills, conservatives should look to the appropriations process as our first line of defense. Straightforward funding limitations would prevent any Administration official or any bureaucrat from implementing the law.

Our health care system requires reform, and we have long advocated measures to improve our system. We can and should strengthen the ability of American families to choose the coverage they want, rather than giving that power to Congress and its agency bureaucrats. We can also spur competition and choice to bring efficiency and lower costs to the health system, in place of the bill's deadening regulation and damaging price controls. And, above all, we should foster state innovation rather than Washington-based central planning.

But such reforms can only be considered once this tragedy of arrogance has been fully and completely repealed.

Fortunately, there are no permanent victories or defeats in Washington. For millions of Americans and for Heritage, Round One of this fight is over. Today, The Heritage Foundation is answering the bell for Round Two. Join our fight; become a part of our mission. Help us educate our lawmakers, as well as those who aspire to become tomorrow's lawmakers. Together we can make the persuasive case for repeal of this Intolerable Act and thereby return us to our American destiny.


Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D., President, The Heritage Foundation


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

God bless the Heritage Foundation.

And we all need to stand up for and support true conservatives running for office. And I will add we need to support those that have stood out fighting for us and for America this last year especially. We all know the names, they stand out and make sure their voices have been heard.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:45 AM

March 18, 2010

They Fought for You now You Fight for Them by Russ Vaughn


They Fought for You now You Fight for Them

American Thinker

by Russ Vaughn

Recently Alan Fraser posted a blog article on AT that showed that the one group of professionals the American public has the most confidence in is the military. That comes as no surprise to those of us who have served within the military system because we learned very quickly that the military is one institution of American culture that operates by strict codes of behavior governing ethics and honor. Repeated failures to conduct oneself by the tenets of those codes can get one's butt kicked out of the military quickly and unceremoniously with a less than desirable discharge.

As a former non-commissioned officer, it is my observation that the system winnows out those with problems adhering to these comparatively strict codes of behavior and tends to reward and advance those who function best within them. Sure, there are self-serving bad eggs who manipulate the system for their personal benefit and aggrandizement, John Kerry and the late John Murtha come to mind, and more recently Eric Massa, but for the most part, successful military leaders tend to be men and women of honor who carry in their hearts a strong sense of service to the nation and a sworn oath to defend the Constitution.

Contrast that with what we have serving in our Congress and our current administration. The contrasts are stark and meaningful. For that reason, Americans should go to this website. There you will find a list of 22 combat veterans from across the country, who are seeking to dislodge many of the liberal incumbents who hold the American people in such contempt. I have immediate knowledge of only one person on the list, my former congressman, Steve Pearce, a strong conservative who gave up his seat to run for the senate and was defeated in the Democrat sweep of 2008. He is running again for his old congressional seat, currently occupied by a Democrat, and in the early polls, Steve is winning. He will get my support and my vote.

Another quality that all good military leaders and very few career politicians possess is a strong sense of loyalty to their troops/constituents. To use an example that most readers can identify with, think of LTC Hal Moore, (later LT GEN) the battalion commander played by Mel Gibson in the hit movie, We Were Soldiers Once, and Young. If you've seen this film, you know the quality of leadership I'm talking about. And the movie depicted him factually. I know because I served side by side with COL Moore for a very intense two days of combat as one of his radio operators during the little-known but important battle at Truong Luong in Vietnam in 1966.

Think about Mel Gibson's character and then think about how we can use that kind of bravery, integrity and loyalty in our political leaders. Go to this webpage and check out these combat veterans who want to continue their public service. If you are a constituent of any of them as I am, you should think very seriously about giving them that chance to serve once again with your vote and your financial support. And all of them can use your financial assistance regardless of where you reside. They've fought for you; now you fight for them.

Oh, and I saved the very best part for last; none of them are Democrats. Surprised?


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

We are about to lose our Republic and men such as these are needed right now. God bless them all for stepping up to the bat.

"...Oh, and I saved the very best part for last; none of them are Democrats. Surprised?

No, not surprised in the least.

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

US Army Aviation
Vietnam 1966-68
US Army Special Forces

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The Martyr’s Prize ~ A Tale Of American Exceptionalism

The Martyr's Prize: A Tale of American Exceptionalism and Ruthlessness in the Age of Religiously Inspired Terrorism.

For Kyle Simms and Jason Lanford, the discovery of a roadside-bomb tutorial will prove a seminal event, changing every aspect of their lives from that moment forward. Posted to an extremist website, the meticulous schematics hint at a new era—one in which the daily death and destruction previously confined to third-world hellholes is to be brought to the American heartland.

A mere touch of the sticky silk is all it takes, and the two find themselves drawn into a world so foreign, both literally and figuratively, that they are forced to reassess everything they previously understood about the history of Western Civilization and the global war on terror.

The Martyr’s Prize tells a tale of American exceptionalism, paying homage to the heroism and professionalism of our Special Forces and Counterterrorism communities while delivering a profound message—the alarming non-fiction groundwork, already in place and presented in the actual words of our enemies, for the future subjugation of the West. This plan, to bring about the elimination of all belief systems beyond their own, is at once spellbinding and horrifying in the face of its likely success.

The Martyr's Prize website

The author:

Brooks William Kelley is a counterterrorism and news junkie who lives in the American West with his wife and two dogs. He graduatedVillanova University’s School of Business, earning a BSBA with concentrations in Economics and Finance. He has enjoyed success in commercial banking and real estate development. Viewers should not be misled by this website. The author is not a veteran of any of the armed services, only a huge fan of what they do, and not a day goes by when he doesn't hold each and every one of our fighting men and women in his prayers.

From the author:

"We live in The New Orwellian World, where an ongoing public relations battle keeps us continually on our heels. We’re in retreat—at all times—because we spend an inordinate amount of energy narcissistically worrying about whether we’re “good” or not. During a period when we should be extolling the virtues of Western Civilization, attention is instead focused on convincing those who would gladly bring WMDs to downtown Manhattan that we ourselves are not racists. As a reader, you should know that books and movies are being spiked out of fear; fear that those in the media world might be placed in jeopardy—and for fear that you’ll learn the true motivations of our enemies. The Martyr’s Prize pulls no punches in placing blame squarely where it belongs."

Brooks William Kelley at Facebook

Wild Thing's comment......

Brooks is a friend on Facebook. He wrote to me about his book and I was impresssed with what he had done. I wanted to share about his book with all of you.

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March 17, 2010

Pressure Your Representative to Stop Certain Disaster by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Pressure Your Representative to Stop Certain Disaster

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

We are at a critical time in American History, never before has there been such an overt concerted effort on the part of socialist/Marxist to impose their form of social and economic system on America.

Those who have been born into, been nurtured, supported and advanced courtesy of the “government” believe that it is the normal way things are. They grew up in a compartmentalized universe supported by taxpayers and since that is all they know, they believe that is the way it is and should be for everyone. Such Americans and illegal immigrants don’t have a clue as to who their benefactors really are; please allow an introduction: TAXPAYERS!

The Federal Government has enacted a number of social programs over the years that benefit those, who apart from a particular socio-economic program would be forced to rely on their own efforts and resourcefulness.

That fact has unfortunate consequences, government screws things up because in each instance where an economic program favors one over another, the opposite “number” is deprived. Establishing quotas is evil if not unconstitutional, so in “PC” talk, quotas are called, “goals.” Despite the trillions of dollars spent on such programs with quotas, progress has been pathetically slow and painfully ineffective.

Since Obama became President, despite all the whining about the “hand he was dealt,” he has spent or planned to spend more money than all other Administrations in history combined. As much as one may disdain GW Bush’s freewheeling spending, the canard that “it’s Bush’s fault” doesn’t “fly.” Obama should grow up and wise up.

Now he and many Democrats in Congress are working to impose a health care system on Americans that will increase spending that would extend indefinitely into the future and apart from reducing every American to slavery to foot the bill, they have only vague ideas and a lot of “snake oil sales pitches” as to where the money would come from. Most Americans support health care reform, but without destroying the best medical care system and economy in the world. Yes. It can be done but not the present proposal.

Democrats need to give it a break, start over; and next time make it a bi-partisan effort, not the political freeze-out of the past twelve months. Next time do it in an open, honest, and transparent bi-partisan debate as to how to proceed; pound out a proposal that would be fair and balanced.

It’s an idea whose time has come! Washington! Do it!

Semper Fidelis

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

" reducing every American to slavery to foot the bill"

So true, if this bill passes it will make us all slaves to the government.

American Dream it sure was nice to know you, if Obamacare passes.

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

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

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March 13, 2010

The Problem Is Brainlock, Not Gridlock


The problem is brainlock, not gridlock

American Thinker

Monty Pelerin

Complaints about Washington abound. Most consider President Obama the problem. Others consider lack of cooperation or gridlock the problem. There is a problem, even if there is disagreement as to what it might be.

For me, gridlock is not a problem. It is a blessing! I think there should be more of it, rather than less. Pour more sand into the engine of government. Encapsulate all government buildings with impenetrable epoxy glue. Stop everything completely. Hooray!

President Obama is a problem, but he is not the problem. He is a symptom of a much larger problem. To further understand, one need only look at recent Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates. How comfortable were you having to choose between McCain and Obama? Do the names Kerry, Bush, Gore, Clinton, Dole, Palin, Edwards, resonate with anyone as the best and brightest? Remember, these were the survivors from primaries that had even more motley characters.

A process that produces such inferior choices ensured that one day we would get an "oddball." In many peoples' minds that has now occurred. We elected a gifted orator whose only experience was a sophisticated form of Chicago-style street hustling. How is it possible that this man-child, with no experience, could attain the highest office in the land?

The problem is not Barack Obama. Nor is it the process that provides such flawed candidates. Both result from a democratic process driven by the people. Ultimately, the problem resides with the people.

An email from a friend contained the following explanation of the problem. An anonymous responder apparently produced this commentary in response to some Reuters article. I believe it describes the problem quite nicely:

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency.

It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.
The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."

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

This is excellent, and he brings up something that has been upsetting all of us as well. How America has been changing slowly that has lead to people not listening, not caring about Obama's associations, not wanting to be involved in learning more about candidates and the truth about them. Only wanting to follow the propaganda of the media and not thinking for themselves. Schools teaching socialism as the answer to all their problems and slander of our country in schools, and political correctness effecting every walk of life and not just within our country but in fighting the war. So many things contribute to the dumbing down and the fact that people can say things like how they think Mao is awesome and not even get much grief from it , like it is OK to think that way.

Obama is the end result of many things that have been going on over the years and he is not the only reason we all need to be VERY concerned with what is happening to our country.

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

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

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam

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March 12, 2010

Obama’s Ideology and America’s Future by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Obama: "Fundamentally Transforming the United States of America"

....LOOK at his eyes too when he says this! ~ Wild Thing



August 10, 2009 — "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it." ~ Obama

This quote goes along with how Obama goes around the world apologizing and putting our country down.He truly believes we have denied freedom to other countries less fortunate. ~ Wild Thing


Obama’s Ideology and America’s Future

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Projections about the mid-term elections are rife with doom and gloom about Democrats’ chances in the 2010 elections; and we work and hope for that. And, whereas that may well be the case it is a long way before that fateful date in November. Warning shots fired across Obama’s bow have had little effect on the ideologically driven occupant of the White House while excuses for his failures abound.

What is clear, is that the media and many bloggers are focused on his so called “failures” rather than the more obvious fact of what Obama has been totally open about, “we will totally change America,” “we will totally change the economic system,” “we will change the world,” “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” “I just want to spread the wealth around,” “the time for discussion is over,” and etc.

There are those who like to advance the notion that Obama is attempting to impose a European style of socialism but few have taken the time to read his books wherein without using the word he or his ghost writer eloquently spells out his socialist/Marxist philosophy in the most unobtrusive terms and reveals his disdain for free market capitalism.

On this last he openly attacks big business while advancing big unions, calls for tight regulation of the financial industry while effectively defending the designers and operators of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac collapse. Obama’s teleprompter proclaims that the recession is over while additional thousands lose their jobs. He prints money with abandon, further devaluing the dollar and in the process prompting calls from diverse sources for a new currency basis of international exchange. Gold speculators have gone wild with the precious metal bringing all-time high prices which are projected to double in the foreseeable future. Alas, I forgot, all this was “GW” Bush’s fault. Sure; and the cow jumped over the moon.

Obama’s election reflected a mood manufactured by the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party, i.e. ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, with incessant talk-down of the economy and War on Terror. Their efforts, funded by Soros, and enabled by Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and speculators both large and small in the stock and commodities markets, and housing industries, were successful in bringing about market collapse and created the present economic environment. Republicans also bear a significant part of the responsibility given their efforts to out-democrat the Democrats.

Obama and his ideologically driven administration are working to destroy the foundation of hope, freedom and free market capitalism upon which the U.S. became the world’s pre-eminent nation in virtually every facet of life. Fortunately, Americans are awakening in increasing numbers to the fact that Obama’s is not failure because he knows precisely what he is doing and is acting on it with vigor.

It would be true that if Obama’s intention is to revitalize the American economy he has failed. But, if his purpose was to “totally change the economy,” “totally change America,” devalue the dollar and so increase the debt load that the present and future generations are reduced to becoming virtual slaves of the government through onerous taxes or other means, then government whose job would be to “spread the wealth around” and to expand its role, then he is succeeding. Some call excessive spending “generational theft,” I call it “totally changing the economy” from free market capitalism to socialism. In doing so, he would succeed in totally changing America from an open free society to a police state that could well be totalitarian.

Passage of the present version of health care legislation would move that objective forward. And, that “forward,” dear reader, is the reason that they call themselves “progressives.”

Semper Fidelis

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

Obama is the enemy of our country. The Col. wrote a fantastic article and is so right in that there were so many warning signs. We all tried hard to get the word out, to let others know the things they were not listening to. It sickens me that half of our country voted for this evil, traitor to our land.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 AM

March 07, 2010

Biden's lost cause ..... By Caroline B. Glick

An armed Israeli settler sits next to a poster depicting President Barack Obama wearing a traditional Arab headdress, as he waits for transport near the settlement of Ma'on, south of the West Bank city of Hebron - June 2009


Israeli women gesture to anti-Barack Obama posters calling him an anti-Semitic Jew hater.


Biden's lost cause

By Caroline B. Glick


US Vice President Joseph Biden's job is about to stop being easy. Indeed, it is about to become impossible.

On Monday Biden will arrive in Israel for a three-day visit. Biden, who will meet with Israel's leaders, will be the most senior official in the cavalcade of senior US officials that have descended on Israel in recent weeks. Biden will replace Senator John Kerry, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who was here this week. Kerry himself replaced Adm. Michael Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who was here two weeks ago.

In his press conference in Jerusalem on Monday, Kerry explained the purpose of these visits. As he put it, "…I am here and other people were here and Vice President Biden is coming shortly… to make sure we are all on the same page and that we are all clear about [Iran]."

Although Biden is just the latest senior US official to visit Israel to try to coerce the government not to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, his visit is novel in one respect. In addition to his meetings with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the rest of Israel's senior officials, Biden intends to make a case for the Obama administration's policies towards Iran, the Palestinians and Israel directly to the Israeli public. During his trip he will give what is being billed as a major policy speech at Tel Aviv University.

In light of the gaping disparity between the Obama administration's policies and those of the Israeli government, the apparent goal of Biden's address is to shore up the position of the Israeli Left as an alternative to Netanyahu. Apparently, the picture emerging from all of the senior US officials' meetings with Netanyahu is that Israel's leader still feels comfortable defying them. Presumably, they now believe that the only way to force him to toe their line is by making him believe that the price of defiance will be his premiership.

This of course is a difficult task. The Left after all was roundly defeated in last year's elections. Making it a credible alternative is no mean task.

The Israeli Left for its part is doing its best to tie its own fortunes to the administration. Opposition leader Tzipi Livni placed herself squarely in the Obama camp this week during her confrontation with Netanyahu at the Knesset. Belittling the results of last month's Gallup poll which showed that Israel enjoys the support of two-thirds of Americans, (and 80 percent of Republicans vs. 53 percent of Democrats), Livni blamed the premier for Israel's international standing. By not bowing to Obama's demands and ending all Jewish construction in Jerusalem and accepting the radical peace proposals she and former prime minister Ehud Olmert made to the Palestinians during their tenure in office, Livni claimed that Netanyahu is ruining Israel's diplomatic position in the US and throughout the world.

There is nothing new or surprising about Livni's use of the Obama administration's animosity towards the government as a means of positioning herself as an alternative to the government. And on the surface it makes sense for her to use it. After all, it was by building a partnership with the Clinton administration against Netanyahu the last time he was in power that the Israeli Left was able to bring down his government and win the 1999 elections.

The Left's hope of forming a coalition with Obama against Netanyahu was given its most explicit expression last July in an op-ed by Ha'aretz's editor-at-large Aluf Benn in the New York Times. After expressing his support for Obama's policies, Benn bemoaned the fact that due to Obama's low approval ratings among Israeli Jews, (at the time they stood at 6 percent and later plunged to 4 percent), it would be hard for him to convince the Israeli public to abandon its support for Netanyahu in favor of Obama's — that is the Israeli Left's — policies. To improve this dismal state of affairs, Benn suggested that Obama simply needs to make his case to the Israeli public, which "will surely listen," to him.

As far as Benn — and his fellow leftists were concerned — Obama's credibility problems redounded not to his policies, which the Left supports. Instead they owed to his failure to dazzle the Israeli people with the same rhetorical magic he used on the Arabs and the Europeans. It was Obama's tone, not his programs that needed to be improved.

In arguing thus, Benn, like Livni and their colleagues on the Left are acting on their memories of their glory days with the Clinton administration. As president, Bill Clinton was able to simultaneously embrace Yassir Arafat, and take down Netanyahu without anyone ever questioning his undying love for Israel and the Jews. And because of this, he became the hero of the Israeli Left which he swept back into power in 1999.

As the Left sees it, Clinton retained his reputation as the greatest friend Israel ever had in the White House, despite the fact that his policies were the most hostile policies the US had ever adopted towards Israel, because he knew how to charm the Israeli electorate. His frequent visits to Israel and his saccharine, lip-biting declarations of love for Rabin and Israel were all it took in their view to convince the public to reject the Right. If Obama would just repeat Clinton's practices, he too could bring down Netanyahu and convince the Israeli public to trust him.

When Benn's article was published his recommendation was shrugged off by the administration. So too, the White House rejected repeated requests from the local media for interviews with the President. Now however, with Obama's approval rates slipping and his Iran policy in tatters, the White House apparently decided that it needs to embark on a charm offensive in Israel to make Netanyahu more vulnerable to coercion.

Biden was selected as the man for the job because he is widely perceived as the most pro-Israel senior member of the administration. The fact that before becoming Vice President Biden had one of the most pro-Iran voting records in the Senate has done nothing to mitigate this perception. Indeed, despite the fact that Biden voted repeatedly against sanctions on Iran, claimed that Iran's quest for nuclear bombs was understandable and called for the US to sign a non-aggression pact with the mullocracy while threatening to move for George W. Bush's impeachment if he were to order a military strike against Iran's nuclear weapons programs, Biden continues to be viewed as a solid supporter of Israel.

And indeed, in line with this perception, he can be expected to declare his undying love for the Jewish state several times during his speech. Yet still, and sadly for the Israeli Left and for the Obama administration, his charm offensive will fail to get the girl. The most his visit is likely to yield is a momentary rise in support among Israelis that will quickly recede. And there are four reasons this is the case.

First, Obama himself is far weaker than Clinton was. His obsequious attempts to curry favor with the Arabs and Iran have been even more disturbing to Israelis than his refusal to visit the country. Moreover, unlike Clinton, who was popular with Israelis even before he was elected, Obama has never been popular in Israel. Part of this can perhaps be chalked up to timing. Clinton of course succeeded George H.W. Bush who was deeply unpopular in Israel. Obama replaced his son — who was regarded as a great friend of Israel.

Given Obama's weakness, it is hard to see how he can convince the Israeli public that he will be capable of protecting the country from a nuclear-armed Iran or that he can force the Palestinians and the Syrians to end their support of terror in the event of an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria or the Golan Heights.

Second, the Netanyahu Obama faces is not the Netanyahu Clinton faced in the 1990s. Today the premier leads a far broader coalition than he did in his previous government. It is also more stable. Labor Party chief Defense Minister Ehud Barak knows he cannot unseat Netanyahu. Indeed, he knows he can't even trust his party to continue supporting him if he leaves Netanyahu's government. As for opposition leader Tzipi Livni, the latest polls show her trailing far behind Netanyahu as the people's choice for prime minister. Her party's popularity rates are decreasing, Likud's are growing.

Third, there is the fact that today the Left does not control public opinion to the degree it did the last time Netanyahu was in power. During his first government, due in large part to the media's delegitimization of the Right in the wake of Rabin's assassination, the media was able to market the PLO as a credible peace partner for Israel. Yassir Arafat himself was portrayed by a popular television show as a sweet, peace loving sock puppet who only wanted to make peace with the craven, war mongering Netanyahu. Consequently it became socially unacceptable in polite circles for Israelis to admit that Arafat and the Palestinians were less than devoted to the notion of peaceful coexistence with Israel or that Netanyahu was right not to give up the store. So too, it was socially unacceptable in certain quarters to criticize Clinton who presented himself as Rabin's greatest friend. Today, people are far less embarrassed to make these claims.

This is the case of course, for the fourth reason that Biden will fail in his mission. In the 11 years since Netanyahu was forced from office, the Left's political platform has been discredited by events. Since 1999 the Palestinians — as well as the Lebanese — have demonstrated that the Left's appeasement policies are disastrous. The 1,500 Israelis who have been killed since then by the Palestinians and Hizbullah, the transformation of post-Israeli withdrawal southern Lebanon and Gaza into jihadist enclaves, the rise of Iran, and Fatah's open rejection of Israel's right to exist have all made the Left's policies unacceptable to a wide majority of Israelis.

The public's rejection of the Left's policies is so overwhelming that it has even rejected the Left's current central claim — namely that Israel will lose its Jewish majority if it abstains from surrendering Judea and Samaria. By a 53-28 percent margin, a Ha'aretz poll last month showed that Israelis do not believe that Israel's continued presence in the areas will lead to the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state.

What all of this shows of course is that it will take much more than a change in tone for the Obama administration to win over the Israeli public. Indeed, Obama's open hostility towards Netanyahu has probably been a significant factor in shoring up the public's approval of his performance in office.

The Israeli public is not interested in a change of tone — from Obama or from the Israeli Left. It is interested in a change of policy. Until it gets it, the public will in all likelihood remain loyal to Netanyahu.


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

Neither Biden nor Obama are friends of Israel. Obama has treated Israel in the worst way since he was elected. He favors the terrorists, and he also favors Iran over Israel. This will be a disaster for Israel for sure. I wish they would just tell Biden to, well you know, go to hell and Obama too.

The images I have at the top of this post are from last June (2009) and Israel has not changed their mind about Obama, if nothing else it feels even stronger about him. As they should he has been a traitor to Israel.

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

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March 02, 2010

The Fall of Barack Obama by Paul R. Hollrah

The Fall of Barack Obama


by Paul R. Hollrah
(Paul Hollrah is a senior fellow at Lincoln Heritage Institute)

In a January 20, 2010 editorial, the Editor in Chief of U.S. News & World Report, Mortimer Zuckerman, had this to say: "Obama's ability to connect with voters is what launched him. But what has surprised me is how he has failed to connect with the voters since he's been in office. He's had so much overexposure. You have to be selective. He was doing five Sunday shows. How many press conferences? And now people stop listening to him. He's lost his audience. He has not rallied public opinion. He has plunged in the polls more than any other public figure since we've been using polls. He's done everything wrong. Well, not everything, but the major things. I don't consider it a triumph. I consider it a disaster." And that's what his friends are saying about him.

As the naive president occupied the White House on January 20, 2009 it was predictable that his presidency would last a year, at most, because the things he promised and the things he stood for were so uniquely un-American. Looking back over his year in office, any reasonably precocious fourth grader could make a cogent argument in opposition to nearly everything he's done. In fact, his policies have been so extreme and so far outside the mainstream that he was destined to achieve the most spectacular fall from grace of any American president in history. It was easy to see him serving out the final three years of his term as a virtual exile in the White House. afraid to venture out among any but the most rabid partisans.

Seeing his most ambitious initiative, healthcare reform, die in the flames of the Massachusetts Massacre, Obama made a hastily-planned "sortie" to Ohio for yet another Bush-bashing, self-aggrandizing stump speech on job creation. It was vintage Obama. full of left wing hyperbole and planted questions from the Kool-Ade drinkers in the hand-picked audience. but there were just two things wrong with it: 1) Almost everything he said was either wrong or an outright lie, and 2) He is so overexposed that no one in the television audience really wanted to see him.

Obama Kool-Ade drinkers in the media, and elsewhere, like to describe Obama as a "very bright man, a true intellectual (compared to George W. Bush and Sarah Palin, of course)." If that is the case, why has he demonstrated such a great inability to learn from his failures? The strident words and the in-your-face attitude of his Ohio speech were proof that he has totally misread the meaning of the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts . Whatever hopes and dreams he had for his time in the White House, whatever grandiose plans he had for transforming the United States from a constitutional republic with a free market economy into a socialist dictatorship with a centrally planned economy, were all lost on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 one day short of a full year in office. Yet, he appears to have learned nothing from the experience.

Comedian George Gobel once asked, rhetorically, "Did you ever get the feeling that the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?" In the context of 21st century American politics, and assuming that he has any capacity at all for honest self-examination, Obama must be feeling today very much like a pair of brown shoes at a black tie soiree.

When a politically naïve and totally inexperienced young black man, with a glib tongue and an exceptional ability to read words convincingly from a teleprompter, announced that he was ready to serve as President of the United States, liberals and Democrats saw it as a perfect opportunity to expiate whatever white guilt they may have felt. which was apparently considerable among those on the political left. It didn't seem to bother them that, as one pundit has remarked, "every time he walks into a room he is the least experienced and the least qualified man in the room."

Nevertheless, his friends in the worldwide socialist movement and the international banking community figured out how to smuggle hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal campaign funds into the country, the black community rallied to his banner, and American liberals and the mainstream media jumped on board the bandwagon. Together, they made it happen for him. But now, just one year later, Obama appears
destined to become the unhappiest man in American politics. unhappier than even former Senator John Edwards, who runs a close second, and former president Bill Clinton.

Clinton will be the third unhappiest man because, after capturing the big prize, he frittered away whatever chance he had of ever being compared favorably with Franklin D. Roosevelt as one of the 20th century's greatest Democratic presidents. Not only was he a politician of unusual skill and insight, he was widely known as a policy "wonk" among policy wonks and he had the drive and the personal charm to be loved and respected around the world. Unfortunately, he was never able to put the public trust at the top of his priority list. Instead, he surrounded himself with a large cadre of trusted enablers who allowed him to conduct himself as if he were, not the President of the United States , but the class stud on an extended spring break in Acapulco .

Now that he's been out of office for nearly a decade and he's married to the current Secretary of State, he spends his days trying to find something useful to do without calling an undue amount of attention to himself. Having lied so shamelessly to the American people, having perjured himself in a court of law, having turned the Oval Office into a sexual playpen, and having suffered the humiliation of impeachment, he's smart enough to know that he has little reputation left to protect. So in order to protect whatever legacy remains, he walks a tightrope every day. and he has many more years to walk it without falling off.

Former Senator John Edwards is destined to be the second unhappiest man in American politics because he will be known forever as the most thoroughly despised scumbag in the political arena. A trial lawyer, Edwards amassed a $60 million fortune by winning large jury awards against doctors, hospitals, and corporations. His specialty was cases in which children were born with cerebral palsy, which he blamed on doctors who had waited too long to perform C-sections, a claim that doctors and medical researchers have described as "junk science."

Then, like Obama, he decided that his experience in the courtroom, his glib tongue, and his one term in the U.S. Senate qualified him to be President of the United States . He entered the 2004 Democratic presidential primaries, raising an incredible amount of money for a newcomer to elective office. most of it raised illegally by "bundlers" in plaintiffs' law firms across the country. He was unsuccessful in his quest for the Democratic nomination but was selected by his Senate colleague, John Kerry, as his running mate.

Two years later, in 2006, Edwards met a young blonde film producer, Rielle Hunter, and embarked on a love affair with her. On February 27, 2008, Hunter gave birth to a daughter, for whom Edwards has consistently denied paternity. until now.

Taking into account that all of this was happening while his wife was waging a long battle with breast cancer, Edwards now has the well-deserved reputation of being the sleaziest of the sleazy. He is so universally despised that, if he is on the lookout for a friend, he might as well resign himself to getting a dog. or moving in with O.J. Simpson. Terry Moran, host of ABC's This Week, put it all in perspective. He said, "What's interesting to note is that Edwards' latest admission (that he is the father of Hunter's child) came while he was in Haiti . As if the people of that sad place didn't have enough problems."

Clearly, the one thing Clinton and Edwards share that places them near the top of our list is their sexual peccadilloes, a shortcoming that Obama does not appear to share with them. at least from what we know so far. What we do know about Obama is that, since his teen years, he has been mentored by, gravitated toward, and surrounded by the most dangerous sort of America-hating socialists, communists, and Marxists. from Frank Marshall Davis and Saul Alinsky to Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, George Soros, and countless radical left college professors.

What destines Obama for the top spot on the list of unhappiest American politicians. aside from the failure of his economic recovery program, the failure of his radical cap-and-trade proposal, his failed attempt to give labor bosses unprecedented power to intimidate blue collar workers, and his ill-fated attempt at healthcare reform. is the fact that he carries on his shoulders the hopes and aspirations of every black child in America . It is unfortunate that, because he is so far outside the American mainstream, and because ! he carries so much hatred in his heart for the country he seeks to lead, his failures will be viewed by generations of black children, not as the failure of a black socialist attempting to bring down a constitutional republic, but simply as the failure of a black man.

A man can fail in the eyes of his countrymen and still be dearly loved by those closest to him. But in Obama's case, his wife and his two daughters will be there to suffer every agonizing step of his fall along with him. And for the rest of his life, each time he looks into their eyes, and into the eyes of black people everywhere, he will see the crushing disappointment that his ill-fated attempt at national transformation has caused them.

He will be the country's unhappiest man, living the rest of his life knowing that his daughters know that the whole world sees him as a failure. He is simply the wrong man, in the wrong job, in the wrong country, at the wrong time in history.

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

This is my favorite line in the story:

“every time he walks into a room he is the least experienced and the least qualified man in the room.”

It would be funny if it wasn’t so true. And to think that he has access to state secrets and nuclear weapons.

Excellent article.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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February 24, 2010

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

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

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Semper Fidelis

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

I am so glad Col. Pappas writes these articles. Excellent!!!

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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February 19, 2010

Obama's Owned — You Can Bank on It by Ann Coulter

Obama's Owned — You Can Bank on It

The Patriot Post

by Ann Coulter

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are bristling with the news that Republicans have decided now is the time to suck up to Wall Street. As the saying goes, there is no truer friend than a Wall Street arbitrageur -- they are the salt-of-the-earth, the most loyal men who ever drew a breath!

What are Republicans thinking? While not every money-manipulator on Wall Street deserves to be treated like a heroin dealer, lots do. Could the Republicans be a little more discriminating in picking up the Democrats' old friends?

The Democrats are acting as if they want to punish everyone in the financial services industry, including the innocent, while the Republicans seem to want to protect everyone on Wall Street, including the guilty.

How about just punishing the guilty? The Democrats can't do that because the list of Wall Street's biggest offenders may turn out to be eerily similar to the list of Obama's biggest campaign contributors.

Employees from Goldman Sachs gave more to the Obama campaign than any other organization except the University of California -- with Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase quickly following in sixth and seventh place.

Whatever Obama has in mind for punishing the financial industry, I promise you, he won't punish his friends. After JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon took a $17 million bonus this week, and Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein got a $9 million bonus, Obama said he didn't begrudge them their bonuses, saying, "I know both those guys."

Obama seems to be hoping that his vague bluster about "obscene profits" will lure Republicans into embracing Wall Street welfare recipients -- thereby losing Americans forever.

Never bet against Republicans being outwitted.

Risk-taking and speculation are good. But the Democrats' crony capitalism is the worst of both worlds: risk-taking without any real risk for the risk-takers. It's like gambling with your rich daddy's money, except we're the rich daddy.

Obama, like the rest of his party, is an ideologue who doesn't understand or particularly like the free market. He fundamentally believes in the efficacy of the welfare state, whether the beneficiary is a layabout single mother or a rich Wall Street banker.

As Peter Schweizer describes in his magnificent book "Architects of Ruin," the Democrats have been bailing out investment houses from their bad bets since the Clinton administration. The bankers got all the profits when their risky bonds were paying -- and then gave massive donations to their Democratic benefactors. But once the bets went bad, it was the taxpayers' problem.

Heavily leveraged securities packages put together by Goldman Sachs and others were the HIV virus that killed the American economy. And the reason investment firms piled leverage on leverage on leverage was that they knew the government would bail them out if their house of cards collapsed.

On one hand, Goldman put together toxic securities packages for their clients, but on the other hand, Goldman knew the mortgage securities being sold on the market were crap, so they also took out lots of insurance with AIG on crappy products being traded on the market.

It would be as if, anticipating a major earthquake, Goldman bought massive insurance policies on every house on the San Andreas fault line.

There's nothing wrong with taking risks and making bets, provided that if you bet wrong or if you bankrupt your betting partner with wild gambles: You lose.

The problem was that Goldman and AIG, among many others, knew they wouldn't lose. Twenty years of Democratic bailouts have led them to understand that when their bets go bad, the taxpayer will save them.

Which is exactly what happened.

When the earthquake hit toxic securities, the insurer, AIG, couldn't pay up. Normally, that would result in the insurer going bankrupt, an orderly proceeding in bankruptcy court to distribute AIG's assets, and Goldman recovering only a portion of the insurance payout on the crappy products.

But instead of AIG going bankrupt and Goldman taking a hit, the U.S. taxpayer made good on AIG's securities insurance. In a deal arranged by former Goldman CEO and current Obama BFF, Hank Paulson, Goldman ended up being paid -- by you -- an astonishing 100 cents on the dollar.

So Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein's boast that his firm didn't want TARP money and has paid it all back is completely irrelevant. Goldman took billions of dollars -- that's millions with a "b" -- of the AIG bailout money. How about paying that back?

It took The New York Times a year and a half to figure out Goldman's jackpot winnings from the AIG bailout -- $12.9 billion, according to the Times -- so the first thing Republicans ought to do is hold hearings to determine who benefited from the Democrats' crony capitalism, and not take their bluster as fact.

The next step should be to get all the bailout money back.

When the government steps in to save the very financial institutions that poisoned the nation's financial system with contaminated securities and derivatives -- all while the bankers get to keep the fees and bonuses on their bad bets -- we are not talking about a free market.

We're talking about regular Americans being forced to foot the bill for the gambling habits of left-wing multimillionaires by buying the malefactors more chips every time they lose.

Republicans should defend any investment houses that never benefited from a government bailout. But anyone who took huge gambles, lost and got bailed out with taxpayer money should be tortured and then shot, miraculously brought back to life, tortured some more, then shot a few more times.


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

Thank goodness for Ann.

I like that last part so much, I will quote it again:

Anyone who took huge gambles, lost and got bailed out with taxpayer money should be tortured and then shot, miraculously brought back to life, tortured some more, then shot a few more times.

Few things will piss off the Kool-aid drinking Progressives more ... Obama is OWNED by Goldman Sachs and Ann Colter’s calling him out on it!

Here are two video's you might like to see. Ann was on the "1/2 Hour News Hour" with Rush twice.

1/2 Hour News Hour -1st episode


1/2 Hour News Hour - 2nd episode

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

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February 14, 2010

The best way to “Spread the Wealth Around” by by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

The best way to “Spread the Wealth Around”

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

In the interest of getting directly to the point, the solution to the economic mess Bush and Obama have created is to allow free market capitalism to work, (as distinct from Robber Barron CEOs and/or Wall Street neither of which are capitalism but are legalized robbery and gambling and need to be reined in). What follows are seven short, easy lessons.

Lesson # 1: Giving a three thousand dollar tax credit to businesses for each employee hired is a non-starter in an economy where there is no need for additional employees. That may be okay in government but is not okay where one has to make a profit to remain in business.

Lesson # 2: Forcing unions down the throats of businesses raises costs because of union scale wages increase costs to consumers, decreases profit margins, decreases business activity resulting in lost jobs which increases unemployment taxes and further exacerbates economic problems.

Lesson # 3: Increasing taxes increases funds to “spread the wealth around” but decreases funds available to income generators and associated business activity which decreases government revenues, and thus decreases funds available to “spread the wealth around.”

Lesson # 4: Recalling back to the second or third grade, spending money that does not exist, then printing it to bring it into existence is a form of theft.

Lesson # 5: Lesson 4 above, devalues all dollars and decreases the ability of all dollar holders to purchase goods and services because #4 inflates the costs of all goods and services in relation to the dollar. Thus it decreases business activity and revenues for the government to “spread the wealth around.”

Lesson # 6: Increasing the cost of fuel via front and back door taxes increases the cost to move products and directly raises the cost of the product therefore decreasing sales and profit which decreases instant and overall business activity, leads to lost jobs and associated revenue to the government for “spreading the wealth around.”

Lesson # 7: Lowering taxes and cutting unnecessary programs makes more funds available for consumption and expansion, increases business activity and associated revenues and thus increases overall volume and amount of revenue to the government; thus more money is available for stimulus spending, shovel ready projects, and what the hell, “spreading the wealth around.”

This is just a start but, get the picture?

Recommendation: Hire some people who have hands on business experience!

Semper Fidelis

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

Hello Obama are you listening???? I guess he is too busy with his self love and his hate for the American Dream to listen to anyone that might have some good ideas.

GRRRRRRRRRR Obama is going to end up taking every sent we make.

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

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1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
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February 13, 2010

Wise up and Quit Whining! by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Wise up and Quit Whining!

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

In classic “what goes around comes around” irony a USA Today OPED titled, “We need no Lectures,” by John Brennan, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism -- responded to critics of the Obama administration's counterterrorism policies. He wrote, “Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda.” They’ve been in office a year, do they actually believe Americans’ memories are so short that they do not remember the left’s treatment of the last administration?

It was for Brennan’s political support of Obama after leaving the CIA that he was considered for its top job. He withdrew from consideration after his involvement in the Bush Administration’s interrogation techniques came to light. Brennan is now one of Obama’s “Czars,” serving as Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.

In the article he wrote: “Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda. Terrorists are not 100-feet tall. Nor do they deserve the abject fear they seek to instill. They will, however, be dismantled and destroyed, by our military, our intelligence services and our law enforcement community. And the notion that America's counterterrorism professionals and America's system of justice are unable to handle these murderous miscreants is absurd.” Brennan is right, but in another vein it is more absurd to spend a billion dollars to try “KSM” in New York! Sane Americans do not want their taxes spent that way given that there are more reasonable alternatives.

It is worth pointing out that despite Brennan’s protestation, for nearly eight years the political left with which Mr. Brennan has now solidified his bonds was treasonous in its attacks on the former Administration. Among those attackers were his present boss, recently deceased Rep. Murtha, and Senate Majority leader Reid, a host of Democrat politicians, not to mention the phalanx of media leftists.

Suddenly, it’s not as much “fun” with the shoe on the other foot. It is also worth noting that Obama’s “Overseas Contingency Operation” is gradually re-emerging as the war on terrorism. Take for example Brennan’s further reaction to administration handling of the “crotch” bomber: “This administration's efforts have disrupted dozens of terrorist plots against the homeland and been responsible for killing and capturing hundreds of hard-core terrorists, including senior leaders in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and beyond — far more than in 2008. We need no lectures about the fact that this nation is at war.”

Message for the White House: Before engaging in removing the “beam” from critics’ eyes, take a look through the “retrospectrascope” to find a “moat” full of leftist bashing in thine own. Alas, when they were doing it was obviously not: “Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda.” Bovie Scatology!

Semper Fidelis


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

Great write up. Thank you Col. Pappas.

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

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

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February 11, 2010

Congressman Carney And Obama's Health Care Reform

Christopher Carney ( Democrat ) US Representative for the 10th Congressional District of Pennsylvania

Congressman Carney:

Just received your answer to one of my letters(E-mails). Thank your for the reply it is always good to know that I am not writing to a ghost.

I have been to the Town Hall meetings and was not allowed in because the lines were too long and so many SEIU members were taking up space for real people with real concerns.

I know you voted for this behemoth, progressive, anti-American Health Care Reform bill. No where in the Constitution is Health Care considered a 'God Given Right'. You do agree all of our rights come from God and not the government ? But since you voted as Nancy Pelosi wanted you to vote you don't believe that.

You talk about the exploding cost of covering Medical Bills for the uninsured and those who have pre-existing condition and mention a figure of $4.3 Trillion dollars. You failed to mention the unfunded Liabilities, Medicare, the American people are on the hook for to the tune of $ 74.7 Trillion dollars and that number keeps on growing, as do they all, along with Prescription Drug Liability of $18.7 Trillion dollars plus Social Security 14.7 Trillion for a grand total of $ 107 Trillion dollars. Putting every single citizen in debt for a whopping $340,000.00 each. This unfunded Liability has to be paid. Do you know, Congressman, where this money is going to come from, Your Great grand Children and mine. And if this government keeps aggravating the Chinese and the Chinese call in their marker (over a Trillion dollars), that we owe them , Where is that money going to come from Congressman ? You just voted to raise the debt limit to $1.9 Trillion dollars. Debt is debt Congressman, somebody has to pay for this...Who will that be Hmmmmm?

And whatever happened to the transparency on Health Care that was promised. It was promised to be on CSPAN not behind a LOCKED DOOR where nobody could even get a look at what was being 'cooked up'.

Abortion and Illegal Aliens will get this Health Insurance according to the House Bill you voted for, then there was no reason for Joe Wilson to be censored in the House Chamber, he was telling the truth.

How is this reform of any value to a Taxpayer. When the Government comes between Me and my Doctor and tells my doctor what he can do and what he can not do for me. Since when is the government in the business of studying medicine and knowing what each individual needs, ergo, this is really, rationing. This is what your Health Care system is all about. Special Needs children and Seniors are on the short end of the stick on your Health Care Bill, Congressman. Since when do the American People leave one person behind because of a disability due to either age or a birth defect.

No, Congressman, this is the worst government intrusion into the private lives of Americans ever. At the Chosin reservoir in Korea the Marines even brought out their dead at 30 degrees below zero. We as Americans have a duty to take care of our own not punish them for being sick, not punish them because they don't want your 'Progressive, egalitarian nonsense Health Care Reform'. Blue dog ???

Since you have been in the Navy, and now the House of Representatives, you swore an oath to the United States Constitution, 'to protect and defend it against all enemies foreign and domestic'. As smart as you are, you of all people should know we are not a democracy but a representative Republic.

After the Constitution was ratified, Benjamin Franklin was asked by a woman on the street, " Sir, what have you given us"?. Franklin, replied, " A Republic, Madam, if you can handle it". I will keep the Republic, Congressman, oh one more thing, remember Massachusetts.

God Bless, America

And Semper Fi, Congressman.

Mark T. Gray


Wiild Thing's comment......

Thank you Mark for this excellent letter to Congressman Carney. So often when we send an email, any of us, they seldom respond so that is a ray of hope that he will listen.

Below is some information I thought would be interesting with this:

Other information about Carney:

McCain called Carney, asked him to switch parties

McCain called Mr. Carney at his home in Dimock Twp. to ask whether he would consider joining the GOP, a Carney spokesman confirmed. The effort to persuade Mr. Carney was first reported by Politico, which quoted a GOP aide who said the party received "a nibble" from Mr. Carney.

But Mr. Carney's spokesman, press secretary Joshua Drobnyk, rebutted that part of the report. Mr. Carney in a statement late Wednesday said he was "flattered" but not interested.

"I appreciate the Republican Party's outreach, but I have no plans to change parties," Mr. Carney said.

Mr. McCain is not the only high-profile Republican to court Mr. Carney. He has also received phone calls from U.S. Rep. Peter Sessions, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, a "close friend" who represents a large district in Southcentral Pennsylvania, Mr. Drobnyk said.

Twenty-Eight Blue Dogs Vote For Pelosi's $1.3 Trillion Health Bill

He was also one of the 28 Blue Dogs voting in favor of $1.3 TRILLION Pelosicare (who apparently fear the wrath of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi more than the will of their own constituents).

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

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

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February 10, 2010

"I Was a Teenage President" by Greg Lewis

I Was a Teenage President

American Thinker

by Greg Lewis

The Obama administration resembles nothing so much as a big house in the suburbs where the parents are away for the weekend. In the absence of any responsible person to take charge, the Teenager-in-Chief is letting the rest of the adolescents run wild.

They've maxed out their parents' credit cards and have begun working on their overdraft lines in earnest, as the T-I-C's budget, which proposes a $1.5-trillion deficit for the coming fiscal year, attests. With "what, me worry?" aplomb worthy of a Mad Magazine cover boy, Barack Obama delivered to Congress a bloated document which proposes that more than 40 percent of federal spending be done with borrowed money, and some of the rest courtesy of renewed taxes on America's "rich" -- those people and small businesses making unholy annual incomes greater than $250,000.

And although there are several carloads of bullies pulling into the driveway who are about to enter the premises, the partiers inside remain oblivious to potential threats. They're wrecking the furniture, eating their parents out of house and home, and in general carrying on like there's no tomorrow.

Fraternity Boy General Eric Holder insists, with teen-worthy logic, that trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in U.S. federal court will demonstrate to the world how wonderfully the impartial American justice system works -- this after Holder himself arguably contaminated the pool of potential jurors by declaring that after the trial, the "suspect" would be executed. This claim -- that KSM is virtually guaranteed to be convicted in an American court of law, and even if he isn't we'll detain him indefinitely anyway -- was repeated by the Teenager-in-Chief himself and his Smokesperson, Robert Gates.

In the meantime, the head of Gangland Security, Janet Napolitano, was still tired from a pre-Spring Break European jaunt and decided not to appear before a House Committee hearing on the Christmas Day Skivvies-Bomber plot, upsetting even House Democrats. These are the same Democrats who are generally on board with the administration's confiscate-and-squander policies, recently ratcheted up from previous tax-and-spend levels.

Under new laws governing parents' rights with regard to their adolescent children, the Teenager-in-Chief's academic records can't be sent home without the student's consent. That has led to a great deal of speculation about whether the T-I-C really did complete the requirements for his college degrees, and if he did so, whether he distinguished himself as a student. Even though we footed the bill for our adolescent's education and are paying for the consequences thereof, we haven't been afforded so much as a glimpse at the papers he wrote or the marks he received for them.

And though we had our doubts about some of the characters he's hung out with, The New York Teens assured us that no permanent damage had been done by his association with the likes of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and political radical Bill Ayers. And no, the Teens added, Bill Ayers didn't write Obama's autobiography, and he certainly didn't write his college papers. Heck, Ayers and Obama didn't even meet each other until Obama was well on his way to the stunning success he achieved in his early career as a community organizer. How in the world could Ayers have written Obama's college papers? Tell me that! And they surely wouldn't have let Obama teach constitutional law -- at the University of Chicago, no less -- if he weren't qualified, would they?

I mean, jeez, what more do you want? The T-I-C is already working harder than he ever thought he would have to. He barely has time for golf and pickup basketball games and date nights any more, and you know how important those are to any teen. So of course he's angry.

He's angry at the overwhelming problems he "inherited" from the previous administration. And he's angry because despite the fact that he had bulletproof majorities in both houses of Congress, the American public was too stupid to understand his health care initiative and the wonderful things it would do for them, and so he couldn't get that legislation pushed through.

Never mind that his is the anger of manufactured intellectual outrage unconnected to real-world experience. And never mind that it's the anger of psychological pain born in the midst of privilege few generations in the history of our planet have ever enjoyed. It is ultimately an unpleasant and whiny anger, the anger of a rich kid bitching that his parents haven't given him quite enough, the anger of a spoiled child who denigrates those who came before him for not being what he thinks they should have been. He's the Teenager-in-Chief, and he's not about to let you forget it.

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

Excellent perspective on Obama. And Obama won't release his college records because they would show he couldn't possibly have gone to the schools he did.

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

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

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February 08, 2010

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the Law by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

You Make the Difference: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the Law

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Before embarking on the debate of whether or not to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” it is useful to know the law, not a popular pastime for the current batch of legislators in the Congress. Title 10 U.S. Code sets forth that law which was crafted for the specific purpose of allowing them to serve and is quoted in the entirety below.

It is this law that Obama pledged to repeal and has directed the Secretary of Defense to suspend enforcement of its provisions. Otherwise, if Secretary Gates made such decision on his own he violated the oath he took upon being sworn in as Secretary and should be impeached in the event the President refuses to fire him.

Additionally, if the President refuses, he too should be impeached for failure to uphold the law. It will be interesting to see whether or not anyone in the Congress has the brass to begin the process.

§ 654. Policy concerning homosexuality in the armed forces

(a) FINDINGS.—Congress makes the following findings:

(1) Section 8 of article I of the Constitution of the United States commits exclusively to the Congress the powers to raise and support armies, provide and maintain a Navy, and make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces.
(2) There is no constitutional right to serve in the armed
(3) Pursuant to the powers conferred by section 8 of article I of the Constitution of the United States, it lies within the discretion of the Congress to establish qualifications for and conditions of service in the armed forces.
(4) The primary purpose of the armed forces is to prepare for and to prevail in combat should the need arise.
(5) The conduct of military operations requires members of the armed forces to make extraordinary sacrifices, including the ultimate sacrifice, in order to provide for the common defense.
(6) Success in combat requires military units that are characterized by high morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion.
(7) One of the most critical elements in combat capability is unit cohesion, that is, the bonds of trust among individual
service members that make the combat effectiveness of a military unit greater than the sum of the combat effectiveness of the individual unit members.
(8) Military life is fundamentally different from civilian life
in that—
(A) the extraordinary responsibilities of the armed forces, the unique conditions of military service, and the
critical role of unit cohesion, require that the military community, while subject to civilian control, exist as a specialized society; and
(B) the military society is characterized by its own laws, rules, customs, and traditions, including numerous
restrictions on personal behavior, that would not be acceptable in civilian society.
(9) The standards of conduct for members of the armed forces regulate a member’s life for 24 hours each day beginning at the moment the member enters military status and not ending until that person is discharged or otherwise separated from the armed forces.
(10) Those standards of conduct, including the Uniform Code of Military Justice, apply to a member of the armed
forces at all times that the member has a military status, whether the member is on base or off base, and whether the member is on duty or off duty.
(11) The pervasive application of the standards of conduct is necessary because members of the armed forces must be ready at all times for worldwide deployment to a combat environment.
(12) The worldwide deployment of United States military forces, the international responsibilities of the United States, and the potential for involvement of the armed forces in actual combat routinely make it necessary for members of the armed forces involuntarily to accept living conditions and working conditions that are often spartan, primitive, and characterized by forced intimacy with little or no privacy.
(13) The prohibition against homosexual conduct is a longstanding element of military law that continues to be necessary in the unique circumstances of military service.
(14) The armed forces must maintain personnel policies that exclude persons whose presence in the armed forces would create an unacceptable risk to the armed forces’ high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability.
(15) The presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability.
(b) POLICY.—A member of the armed forces shall be separated from the armed forces under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense if one or more of the following findings is made and approved in accordance with procedures set forth in such
(1) That the member has engaged in, attempted to engage in, or solicited another to engage in a homosexual act or acts unless there are further findings, made and approved in accordance with procedures set forth in such regulations, that the member has demonstrated that—
(A) such conduct is a departure from the member’s usual and customary behavior;
(B) such conduct, under all the circumstances, is unlikely
to recur;
(C) such conduct was not accomplished by use of force, coercion, or intimidation;
(D) under the particular circumstances of the case, the member’s continued presence in the armed forces is consistent with the interests of the armed forces in proper discipline, good order, and morale; and
(E) the member does not have a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts.
(2) That the member has stated that he or she is a homosexual or bisexual, or words to that effect, unless there is a further finding, made and approved in accordance with procedures set forth in the regulations, that the member has demonstrated that he or she is not a person who engages in, attempts to engage in, has a propensity to engage in, or intends to engage in homosexual acts.
(3) That the member has married or attempted to marry a person known to be of the same biological sex.
(c) ENTRY STANDARDS AND DOCUMENTS.—(1) The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that the standards for enlistment and appointment of members of the armed forces reflect the policies set forth in subsection (b).
(2) The documents used to effectuate the enlistment or appointment of a person as a member of the armed forces shall set forth the provisions of subsection (b).
(d) REQUIRED BRIEFINGS.—The briefings that members of the armed forces receive upon entry into the armed forces and periodically thereafter under section 937 of this title (article 137 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice) shall include a detailed explanation of the applicable laws and regulations governing sexual conduct
by members of the armed forces, including the policies prescribed under subsection (b).
(e) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in subsection (b) shall be construed to require that a member of the armed forces be processed for separation from the armed forces when a determination is made in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary
of Defense that—
(1) the member engaged in conduct or made statements for the purpose of avoiding or terminating military service; and
(2) separation of the member would not be in the best interest of the armed forces.
(f) DEFINITIONS.—In this section:
(1) The term ‘‘homosexual’’ means a person, regardless of sex, who engages in, attempts to engage in, has a propensity to engage in, or intends to engage in homosexual acts, and includes the terms ‘‘gay’’ and ‘‘lesbian’’.
(2) The term ‘‘bisexual’’ means a person who engages in, attempts to engage in, has a propensity to engage in, or intends to engage in homosexual and heterosexual acts.
(3) The term ‘‘homosexual act’’ means—
(A) any bodily contact, actively undertaken or passively permitted, between members of the same sex for the
purpose of satisfying sexual desires; and
(B) any bodily contact which a reasonable person would understand to demonstrate a propensity or intent to
engage in an act described in subparagraph (A).
(Added P.L. 103–160, § 571(a)(1), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1670.)”

We hereby request, urge and demand that Representative Jeff Miller, US Rep, 1st Congressional District of Florida, of which we are resident, initiate impeachment proceedings as a member of the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives either alone or in co-sponsorship with other members.

Representative Miller will undoubtedly want to head off this action by Democrats and Obama that would significantly affect the ability of the Armed Forces to meet quality and quantity recruiting and retention goals and would have a deleterious effect on National Security:


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Phone: 850-479-1183
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Pensacola, Florida
Phone: 866-367-1614

The link to all other House Members is:

Semper Fidelis

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

Very interesting, I learned a lot from what the Col. has done by looking up the law we already have on this.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:44 AM | Comments (4)

February 06, 2010

Obama is Doing Exactly What He Promised! by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Obama is Doing Exactly What He Promised!
by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

One year ago we observed here that excessive spending by the Obama and his administration would reduce the U.S. to third world status. A number of readers challenged that statement, but it has been borne out in spades. i.e., what is the Federal debt? [For those who don’t comprehend the magnitude of the issue personally, every taxpayer, (of course those who pay nothing don’t care), is responsible for that debt. And so far it has reached over one hundred thousand dollars per household.] What country is lender and which one is borrower? What happens to the value of one’s monetary assets when the government prints money like monopoly, especially in the global economy? Allow me: the cost of every imported item goes up in proportion to the decrease in value of the dollar at international exchange rates. That everything from fuel to toys!

Even though the U.S. has the greatest economy in the world it is instructive to note that since the Democrats took over the Congress with election victories in 2006 the nation’s economy began an immediate decline. Oh, how the left loves to blame Bush, and where Mr. “Compassionate Conservative” contributed to the problem, this albatross hangs around Democrats’ neck in the political context, and in reality around America’s neck, and that is precisely what Obama promised from the start.

The collapse of financial markets courtesy of Chris Dodd and Barney Frank through their imposition of the requirement on lenders to offer subprime mortgages that were in turn bought by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and who combined those soon to be “toxic loans” with performing loans then sold them on the world market and in the process poisoned not only the U.S. economy but most world economies as well. Under the Frank/Todd sub-prime scheme, unqualified borrowers would be confronted with subprime adjusted rates at precisely the same time that contrived increases in the cost of crude oil from about seventy dollars a barrel to over one hundred fifty dollars a barrel occurred and the economy would begin to collapse interestingly enough, at election time. Co-incidence?

Those who by any reasonable standard could not afford the houses they were in were suddenly confronted with an adjusted mortgage rate they could not afford and household budgets were catastrophically broken by the combination of mortgages rising from four hundred to a thousand dollars or more at the same time that the cost of commuting doubled due to increased fuel prices. The obvious happened, a cascade then flood of payment defaults and foreclosures that continues to the present and which will enter a second wave shortly, happened just in time to blame Bush and with media help extended to McCain.

Long before the collapse, repeated attempts by the Bush administration to convince the Congress to enact regulations that would ameliorate the banking crisis were repudiated and stonewalled by Democrats as unnecessary. Of course, once the crisis hit, it was “Bush’s fault.” Obama pumped that specious swill during the campaign and it continues to the present with the full expectation that Americans believe it. At first they did, but New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts proves that Americans are awakening.

Obama is clearly of the Vladimir Lenin school of thought: “A lie told often enough becomes truth.” On the one hand Obama and Democrats tell the public that the run-up in spending is necessary to rescue the economy from the evils of the Bush “tax breaks for the wealthy.” (Of course those who paid no taxes got no break so Dems and RINOs gave them a handout to make them feel better. How dumb can they be? Worse, how dumb can Americans be to keep them in office?)

The left loves it as the U.S becomes the world’s largest debtor nation, the U.S. economy is in tatters and Obama tells us we have to rein in spending even as he signs stimulus upon stimulus, prints more money, sells more bonds and further devalues the US dollar. Then he has the temerity to suggest that we need a “deficit panel,” a deficit to which Obama has contributed more than all previous administrations from the founding of the Republic combined! But, “it is Bush’s fault!” B.S., B.O.! Americans have had enough of your childish blame game!

Now Obama wants a 2011 deficit of $1.35 trillion, and a national debt of over $14 trillion?! YGBSM! Enough is enough!

Save up to begin buying pitch forks, you are going to need them!

Semper Fidelis


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

I am so glad the Col. writes and does articles. I hope he knows how much he is appreciated.

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

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

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February 02, 2010

Fool(s) On The Hill By Dr. Alan Bates, M D.

Fool(s) On The Hill

By Dr. Alan Bates, M D.

Ever heard of that old song? It sure comes to life with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, the radical majority leaders in Congress. They just don’t seem to get it. Maybe Harry’s prior boxing career damaged his ability to understand. For Nancy, too much Botox may have seeped into her brain. As I stated in my prior commentary, they need their vision and hearing checked. In reality, their brains are those of stubborn radical liberals who think they can force their malicious agenda on everyone else. As Dr. Lyle Rossiter discusses in his book The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness (2006), die-hard liberals are pathologic because they were never able to develop self-sufficiency as they entered adulthood, thereby finding the ultimate parent substitute to take care of them----government. They cannot understand life any other way.

Most Americans are not insufficient and helpless, and do not want or need government to infiltrate every facet of their lives. Due to their own psychopathology, Obama and his friends cannot understand how an individual can be successful and sufficient without Big Brother, and so they feel driven to assure their agenda for a people subservient to government is not stopped. That is why Mr. Obama threw a restrained temper tantrum during the State of the Union address---announcing that he would double efforts to force his political goals upon the American people. Same goes for Pelosi, Reid and their obsession to overhaul an intact U.S. healthcare system. Pelosi cannot seem to understand that WE THE PEOPLE do not want her brand of socialism imposed upon our lives.

For the ‘fools on the Hill’ it is all about control of the people. I suspect the Massachusetts victory for Senator Scott Brown was one of the first shots fired over the bow by ‘to right of center’ America. We must move into high gear and work together through such organizations as the Tea Party movement, GOOOH.com (Get Out of Our House), and FreedomWorks.org to replace these dangerous Fascists who if allowed to accelerate their agenda will steal our freedom, and with it, the American dream.

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

Good one by Dr. Bates, thank you sir.

He is absolutely right, it is all about control.

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

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

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:44 AM

January 29, 2010

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

Oratory, Leadership and Patriotism

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THANK YOU! Stand by for more to come!

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


Semper Fidelis

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

Awesome article , thank you Col. Pappas.

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

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

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

January 26, 2010

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

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

by Mark Steyn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Classic line!

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

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

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January 24, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January 22, 2010

Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired Comments On De Spiegel’s “The World bids Farewell to Obama”

Comments on De Spiegel’s “The World bids Farewell to Obama”

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

In a January 21, 2010 article titled “The World Bids Farewell to Obama” in German, Der Spiegel, online, editor Charles Hawley writes:

“US President Barack Obama suffered a painful defeat in Massachusetts on Tuesday. With mid-term elections looming, it means that Obama will have to fundamentally re-think his political course. German commentators say it is the end of hope.”


• Your comment: “German commentators say it is the end of hope” assumes people know what Obama’s “hope” is. “Hope” for what? “Change?” “Change” to what? Obama’s orations openly signaled the direction he wanted to take the country which was to: “spread the wealth around,” “totally change America,” “totally change the economic system;” and at one point, “we will totally change the world.” Those who voted for him were swayed by his personal charm and oratorical ability. They did not listen to what he said but how he said it. Thus, the majority of voters in the U.S. and many people in Europe were convinced that Obama was the embodiment of the “second coming of Christ.” Not!

• It is the debate over the role and extent of the Federal Government that is the nexus of the raging debate between the left and the right. I do not know any serious person on the right who would do away with the role of Government as set forth in the U.S. Constitution; but there are an abundance of those on the left including Obama who would make the Federal Government pervasive. In point of fact Obama is the “anti-Constitution-in-Chief” since the Constitution inherently limits/restricts government.

• So, “hope?” If one seeks totalitarian government, Obama is their best “hope;” but if freedom is the political equation Obama fails. It is freedom more than any other factor that was decided in Massachusetts, and the people of Massachusetts voted for FREEDOM.

“US President Barack Obama has had a number of difficult weeks during his first year in the White House. Right after he took office, he had to wade through a week full of partisan bickering over his economic stimulus package combined with a tax scandal surrounding Tom Daschle, the man Obama had hoped would lead his health care reform team.”


• There were considerably more issues, opposition was not as you state, “political bickering” it was deep concern over the level of borrowing on top of what the Bush Administration had borrowed to keep social programs afloat and subsequently rush to rescue troubled financial institutions.

• One of many issues is that Obama is afflicted with the fundamentally erroneous notion that the President of the United States runs the country. Nothing could be further from the truth. The President of the U.S. runs the Administrative Branch of the Government which Democrats generally and Obama and Barney Frank specifically as well as others, who want to use expand the role of government.

“Then there was the last week of 2009, when a failed terror attack on a flight inbound for Detroit exposed major flaws in US efforts to identify and stop potential terrorists.”

Pappas: The failed underwear bomber terror attack was not all and many Americans have little confidence in his desire, much less ability to protect the country: to set the record straight, there the Jihadist attack on a military recruiting station and the Muslim Jihadist attack at Fort Hood.

“This week, though -- a week when Obama should have been celebrating the first anniversary of his inauguration -- may have been the president's worst yet. Scott Brown, an almost unknown Republican member of the Massachusetts Senate, defeated the Democratic candidate Martha Coakley for the US Senate seat vacated by the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. The defeat in a heavily Democratic state not only highlights Obama's massive loss of popular support during his first year in office, but it also could spell doom for his signature effort to reform the US health care system.”

Pappas: In point of fact the defeat of the Obama agenda in Massachusetts signaled a rebellion against out of control spending, overreaching government, and weakened national security.

“There were immediate calls for a suspension of health care votes in the Senate until Brown is sworn in. The loss of the Massachusetts seat means that the Democrats no longer control the 60 Senate seats necessary to avoid a filibuster. Obama's reform package, which aims to provide health insurance to most of the over 40 million Americans currently lacking coverage, may ultimately fail as a result.”

Pappas: The figure of those lacking coverage has grown from 15 to over 40 million, amazing! But what is most objectionable about your statement is that you use the word term, “40 million Americans” that’s like including Germany’s entire guest worker population as “Germans;” in the case of the U.S. at least 15 million of any number over 15 million are illegal immigrants who should not be in the U.S. in first place.

“More than that, though, the vote shows just how quickly the political pendulum has swung back to the right following Obama's election. The seat won by Brown had been in Democratic hands for all but six years since 1926. Now, its new occupant is a man who not only opposes the health care bill, but also favors waterboarding as a method of interrogation for terrorism suspects and rejects carbon cap-and-trade as a means of limiting carbon emissions.”


• Senator (Elect) Scott Brown does not oppose health care reform, he opposes the structure that Obama and his leftist allies in Congress are attempting to cram down the throats of an overwhelming majority of unwilling Americans.

• Waterboarding has been declared illegal by the Obama Administration. That’s Obama’s prerogative. But on the real “torture” scale waterboarding wouldn’t even register. Ask Retired Air Force Colonel “Bud” Day what torture is about; as one who knows torture first hand, he’ll tell you that waterboarding is child’s play. One supposes that decapitating one’s opponents with a saw would also qualify as torture, given Muslim jihadists’ predisposition to use that method.

• Carbon emissions are a farce in the context of what the left is trying to achieve through Cap and Trade. The real issue is to make Cap and Traders rich at the expense of American taxpayers by transferring a portion of the wealth usurped by the government to Obama’s native Kenya…and other third world countries as part of his pledge to “change the world.”

“The omen could be a dark one for the Obama administration heading into a mid-term election year. German commentators take a closer look.”

Pappas: It may be dark for Obama, but bright for the majority of Americans.

Center-left daily Süddeutsche Zeitung writes on Thursday:

"Obama made a serious misjudgement. Right at the beginning of his first year in office, he saved the banks, rescued the automobile industry from collapse and passed a huge economic stimulus package. He had hoped that these enormous deeds would give him the space to address those issues which are dearest to him: health care reform, climate change and investment in education."

Pappas: Whoa! At least, please try to get it right. The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and earlier bailouts were enacted during the Bush Administration not Obama; Bush rescued, if that’s what you care to call it, the automobile industry, not Obama, who later took it over, there is a big difference between the two; and the economic stimulus package was not “stimulus” but partisan political payback largely to Democrats with essentially no effect on stimulating the economy for most Americans. Job growth was a negative 5-6 percent after the “stimulus.”

"Those issues, however, are clearly not priorities for people in the US at the moment. Scott Brown campaigned on two promises, both of which apparently struck a nerve with the electorate. He wants to block health care reform and he wants to find ways to reduce the enormous budget deficit. It is here where the roots of dissatisfaction with Obama are to be found. His reform agenda, in its current form, is highly suspect to Americans. And they have the impression that, if he continues piling up debt, he will be gambling away the country's future."


• It is not true that Brown wants to “block health care reform,” on the contrary he favors a responsible version of reform, not the nonsense that Democrats have passed. He has promised to block the version being advanced by both houses of Congress, a version passed over the strenuous objections of the vast, repeat vast majority of U.S. citizens, which by the way does not include illegal immigrants.

• As for the “enormous budget deficit” Obama’s budget deficit projection is greater than all administrations combined from George Washington forward.

• And Americans don’t have the “impression that he is gambling away the country’s future,” they know he is intentionally destroying the US free market (such as that is) system in favor of a socialist/Marxist system. It’s not what he says, it what he does.

The Financial Times Deutschland writes:

"For Obama, the election in Massachusetts means that he will have to re-evaluate his political style. He could now focus his concentration on his political base and push through his policy agenda. After all, he still has a majority in Congress -- he could back away from his strategy of bipartisanship ... which would mean giving up much of what he spent his first year in office creating."

Pappas: It is laughable to suggest that Obama has or ever has had a strategy of bipartisanship. If bipartisanship means “do it my way because I won” then perhaps, otherwise it is an utterly meaningless farce, in fact it is mindless to suggest that he has made any serious effort at bipartisanship. He does have a majority of empty headed, self-serving Democrats in both houses, but thankfully, that has evaporated with the election of Scott Brown.

"More likely, however, is that Obama will interpret the Massachusetts loss as a signal that he should move further toward the middle and make more concessions to the conservatives -- even if this alienates his base even further, a base which had high expectations from the 'yes we can' candidate."

Pappas: The problem is that his “yes, we can” was to “totally change the US and its economic system.” Americans have begun at long last to catch on to what that means and are rejecting it out of hand.

"For everyone else in the world, this means that they will have to bid farewell to a candidate for whom the hopes were so high. They will have to say goodbye to the charisma they fell in love with. Obama will be staying home after all."

Pappas: Yes, “duped” is more like it. Obama was a great snake oil salesman. But Americans, and judging from the way he has succeeded on the world stage, are on to him and are beginning the cleansing process.

The left-leaning daily Die Tageszeitung writes:

"In addition to health care reform, Obama's reputation has primarily been harmed by the high unemployment rate and the increasingly unpopular war in Afghanistan. It will become even more difficult in the future for the president to push projects through successfully. Not just because Republicans now have a means of preventing it, but also because the Democratic camp is deeply divided. Some would like to see the party shift toward the center -- wherever that may be -- whereas others want the party to position itself to the left. Such a battle is hardly a good sign for the mid-term elections in November. Massachusetts could prove to be an omen."

Pappas: Not bad for a leftist organ. The only thing I would change is the last sentence to read,

“Massachusetts is a good omen.”

The center-right Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes:

"Of course the president rejects the interpretation that the Massachusetts election was a referendum on his first year in the White House. But he cannot ignore the fact that his health care reform package is not popular, the situation of the country's finances is seen as threatening and many voters blame the high unemployment rate on the party in power -- on the Democrats, led by Obama. The result is a second year in office full of very different challenges than the first. To save what there is to be saved, Obama will have to be prepared to fashion a bipartisan compromise on health care -- a compromise with a Republican Party which has tasted blood and can now dream once again about a return to power."


• “Obama rejects the interpretation” but that does not change the fact that Obama’s person and policy suffered a major, if not catastrophic defeat in Massachusetts.

• The Republican Party per se has little or nothing to do with the attitude of most Americans, Obama and his party brought the reaction entirely on themselves. Americans are overwhelmingly conservative and although many may have been mesmerized during his campaign, they are on to him for what he is increasingly evident: a socialist/Marxist.

• For those Germans who have memories long enough, they should remember that the socialist/Marxist political disease led to the death of about 150 million people in Europe and the Soviet Union.
-- Charles Hawley

Semper Fidelis


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

Excellent break down of the article and others.

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

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

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January 19, 2010

Save lives in Haiti – end lives in America? by Chuck Norris

Save lives in Haiti – end lives in America?

by Chuck Norris


While White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced on Friday all that the present administration was doing to save lives in Haiti, Gibbs reported that President Obama was meeting at the very moment with both the House and Senate Democrats to resolve how they could provide federal funds via Obamacare to terminate more American lives in the womb.

What a stark and tragic contradiction in agendas, aids, ethics and value of human life. Is it not incongruous to anyone else that our president, who proposes to be an advocate for all minorities, isn't one for the most disadvantaged to survival? What type of health care is there for the least among (and within) us?

Abortion has been called the most hotly contested and challenging aspect of Obamacare, and, if there is no compromise soon between the House and Senate, the battle could possibly lead to the death of the health-care bills.

One thing is certain, and Obama knows it: If the Democrats are to pass their version of health care, with any overt or covert pro-abortion verbiage in it, they need their super-majority of 60 votes intact to block any possible filibuster. That is why it is certainly no coincidence that Press Secretary Gibbs also announced Friday that the president had decided to go to Massachusetts to campaign for 60th-vote Senate candidate Martha Coakley "because she asked."

As we sit on the eve of another Sanctity of Life Sunday (Jan. 24), I'm also struck by the sheer contrasts of President Obama's and our founders' views of human life in the womb.

The truth is, when our country elected Obama as president, we placed a man in the highest office in the land that has the most liberal views and voting record on abortion of any president in American history. As a state senator in Illinois, he led opposition three years in a row (2001-2003) to a bill similar to the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which prevents the killing of babies who survived an abortion attempt and were born alive. He also opposed the ban on partial-birth abortion and strongly disapproved of the Supreme Court decision upholding the partial-birth ban. He does not support the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion through Medicaid. He also voted to block a bill that would have required a doctor to notify at least one parent before performing an abortion on a minor girl from another state. Strangely, Obama even once said he would not want his daughters to be "punished with a baby" due to an unwanted pregnancy.

In just his first year in office, President Obama has led and enacted more pro-choice or abortion legislation than all former presidents combined. Restrictions for federal funding for embryonic stem cell research have been lifted. Obama overturned the "Mexico City Policy," now allowing federal taxpayer funds to support international family planning groups that provide abortions. Obama gave $50 million to UNFPA, the U.N. population agency that has been criticized for promoting abortion and having close associations with Chinese population-control officials. And Obama recently signed into law another omnibus bill and its provision that overturns the 1988 Dornan Amendment, which prevented taxpayer dollars to fund abortions in Washington, D.C. Tragically, the bill also appropriates $648.5 million for international family-planning funding (an increase of $103 million over 2009) and contains funding for Planned Parenthood and for the United Nations Population Fund, both of which have pro-abortion agendas.

Still on the horizon, but fast approaching, is the fulfillment of Obama's campaign promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, or FOCA, which is a sweeping bill that will once and for all abolish all pro-life regulations across the nation, from parental notification laws to bans on all federal funding of abortion.

If you think Obama's pro-abortion mission is over, consider the brand new special report, "Promise Audit: Tracking Obama's Progress on Campaign Promises," in which the National Journal examined Obama's abortion track record and gave him a 33 percent completion rating of his campaign promises regarding abortion.

Can you imagine if all the pro-abortion initiatives Obama has accomplished in his first year are just one-third of all he will do before the end of his term?

Not surprisingly, Obama endorsed the House version of the bill before it contained an abortion funding ban (Stupak-Pitts Amendment) and supported the Senate version (with its tabled Nelson-Hatch Amendment) which funded abortions. Just another day and another broken presidential promise for conservatives, who testified just a few months ago on Sept. 9, "Under our (health-care reform) plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions."

Obama was not joking when he told Planned Parenthood during his presidential campaign that he would "turn the page" on the abortion cultural wars. The presidential candidate who once proclaimed that estimating when a baby gets human rights was "above his pay grade" has granted more pay to pro-abortion agencies and enacted more pro-abortion legislation to assure millions of more babies' rights are never experienced outside the womb.

Like I said, what a sheer contradiction to our founders' views of life in the womb. Those like Thomas Jefferson who wrote in 1809, "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."

But as long as we have breath, and those in the womb have life, we patriots must fight for American life, the way many of us are now fighting for Haitian life.

Here are nine ways that you can fight for all human life this Sanctity of Life week:

1. Call anyone and everyone you know in Massachusetts to fight for the election of GOP challenger, state Sen. Scott Brown as that state's U.S. senator, and let's stop this super-majority gridlock and anarchy in the U.S. Capitol and simultaneously try to save some of those precious souls in the womb.

2. Tell your own congressmen and senators you want them to value all human life, from the womb to the tomb, like our founders did in the Declaration of Independence.

3. Tell your congressmen and senators that you expect them vocally and with their votes to fight against any pro-abortion legislation, especially within Obamacare.

4. Tell your congressmen and senators to fight for the language from the Stupak-Pitts Amendment and the Nelson-Hatch Amendment in the combined House and Senate health-care bills.

5. Call or write the White House and demand that President Obama quit fighting to terminate life in the womb, and seek instead to value and save human life. We may not change his mind, but we can let him know that he doesn't speak or act on behalf of tens of millions of us.

6. Join 400,000 people who have signed the Manhattan Declaration to fight for the unborn by doing the same at ManhattanDeclaration.org.

7. Share this column with your pro-life pastor, priest, family and friends, and remind them all of the Sanctity of Life celebration this Sunday (Jan. 24).

8. Reflect upon the value of human life in the womb by reading a book like my friend Randy Alcorn's "Why Pro-Life?" or one of the many free articles on his website Eternal Perspective Ministries.

9. Support and get involved with a local pro-life organization or movement, like my wife, Gena, who supports the Dallas Council for Life and the Dallas Pregnancy Resource Center.

I heard Sunday President Obama attended and spoke at a church service in Washington, D.C., in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. That's great. But I wonder if he'll speak again in some church this next Sunday, which is Sanctity of Life Sunday, celebrated by churches all across this land in honor of human life in the womb?

The founders gave their Sanctity of Life testimony in the Declaration of Independence when they declared that all human life is "created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. …"


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

Excellent write up. He is right, and I think Obama could care less about the lives of any of the lives in America before they are born or even afterward I will add as well.

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

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

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December 27, 2009

The Simple Truths of Service: Johnny the Bagger


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

An inspiring video about a grocery store bagger with Down syndrome who changed the company culture and created customer loyalty by providing service from the heart.

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

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

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December 26, 2009

What is it About “NO” that Democrat Politicians Don’t Understand? by Col. Pappas

What is it About “NO” that Democrat Politicians Don’t Understand?

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

The passage of the Senate’s version of so called, “Health Care Reform” is a great political victory as political victories go, but it is a disaster for America. The core idea was not, is not and never has been to provide truly universal and high quality care for all Americans.

Its purpose was, is and ever will be, in Obama’s words, “to spread the wealth around,” considering the way it was passed, through dictatorial edict. If enacted it would expand government and bureaucratic authority over citizens, that is, except selected officials of the Federal Government, since they have exempted themselves. It was enlightening to listen to the media spin on the debate between Democrats, as though that was a debate. It was more realistically a staged show to suggest that among Democrats there were actually differences. At the end, all Democrats and no Republicans voted for the bill. Republican ideas were not invited and were not considered. It was done entirely behind closed doors; so much for transparency!

That Kabuki may have satiated the media’s appetite for political theatre but it is, as the name suggests, a sham. Democrats will crow that passage is a great day for America in the face of 60% citizen opposition to the two thousand plus page bill. If they actually believe that the bill will survive after they are routed from power, and there will be a rout, they are smoking the same marijuana that Bill Clinton didn’t inhale, or more accurately, they are snorting some of the same cocaine that Obama used, or is it, “uses?”

The bill is unconstitutional on its face. One provision would establish a government bureaucracy to dispense health care cannot be repealed. Such bureaucracies are as a matter of fact death panels because once the program is in place those panels would decide who gets what care based on what the panel(s) deem to be the relative merit of one person’s life over another’s.

It is highly likely that one thing that the panels would immediately do would be to shut down most if not all institutions that provide care for persons with severe disabilities, or at the least pull the plug on such people. After all, they contribute nothing except as objects for research and sources of income for providers, and are therefore a huge economic drain. Another group that will be allowed to expire are the elderly in assisted living facilities or anyone at a point in life where in the panel’s judgment the person is too much of a drain in relation to the cost of keeping “it” alive. Once “it” becomes ill, “it” will be allowed to die for the same or similar economic reasons as those with severe disabilities.

Another component is inherently unconstitutional is the mandatory requirement for all Americans to buy health care enforced through penalties imposed upon those who do not. In a recent television interview, one advocate for the bill asserted that it would be no different than mandating the purchase of automobile insurance. B.arbra S.treisand! Anyone with any sense can instantly make the distinction, but since liberals inherently don’t get it: first, not everyone drives or owns a car so the analogy does not hold; second, it would be a form of “life tax,” i.e. if you are alive one is required to buy insurance.

That fact opens the door for government to dictate who and how many children a family can produce, and runs directly into the issue of “reproductive rights.” It is the back door approach to China’s “one child” policy, enforced by mandatory abortion.

It’s time to send a message to your Senators and Representative and don’t let up. Enlist your friends in this fight for freedom from the tyranny of socialists/Marxists that Democrats embody.

Semper Fidelis

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

Obama and the dems hate to hear No and they hate to hear we the people speak up. Honestly they really are the lowest form of beings every one of them.

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

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

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December 20, 2009

"Critical Take-Home Message For American Voters" ....By Dr. Alan Bates, M D.

Critical Take-Home Message For American Voters

By Dr. Alan Bates, M D.

Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska) has saved the tyrannical Harry Reid Healthcare Overhaul bill so unwanted by most Americans including those in his own state. But alas! Ben thinks he has it figured out like so many others in Congress! He held out until he could fill the Nebraska pig trough with enough pork to guarantee reelection by the voters in his state. To secure his vote for the bill, Senator Reid granted the state of Nebraska an exemption forever for their share of state Medicaid funding!

That means American taxpayers pay Nebraska’s Medicaid tab. Nelson is just another one of the 60 self-anointed ones who are recklessly spending our nation deeper into the ravine with money we don’t have, supposedly to accomplish an objective which could be solved by the private sector at much less cost than the trillion plus taxpayer dollars which this bill will require over the next 10 years.

Yes, the voters in Nebraska may vote for Nelson during his next run since he will remind them of all the pork he has brought home to them from Washington---funded with money paid to IRS by taxpayers across the nation. By the way, where is tort reform? Or the freedom to purchase medications from Canada at half the prices charged in America? Did Congress forget?

There is a lesson which all Americans must learn before the 2010 elections and it is this: you cannot continue to have it both ways. Pork costs money, but we do not have any more money (fiat money printed by the presses of the US Treasury). Each of us must assume responsibility and hold our elected officials accountable to America---not just to our state.

You cannot keep voting the ‘bring the pork home’ guys and gals back into office unless you are willing to give your nation away to the likes of China which has the largest trade surplus of any nation while simultaneously owning huge amounts of our debt—meaning we owe China the shirts on our backs.

I cannot vote in Nebraska’s election for Senator Nelson or any other candidate running in another state besides my own. So while I am amongst the huge majority who want to replace most of Congress, the actual determinant of who is elected rests with a select population residing in the state of the incumbent. And if you poll most voters, their incumbents have a much higher approval rating than the Congress as a whole. Now do you get it?!

Lest I forget, Secretary of State Clinton just obligated you and yours to fund part of a new 100 billion dollar commitment she just made to control carbon emissions in the name of climate control (read redistribution of whatever wealth remains in America to those of other nations who are less fortunate). Cutting through the fluff, this was her attempt to bring something home from Copenhagen so Barry Soetoro would not look impotent after the conference effectively fell apart.

As we close 2009, Americans must remain vigilant, non-complacent and force our elected officials to abide by the Constitution, for these are critical times for our nation. Our nation is under assault from within by radical ideologies.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, to my Christian and Jewish readers respectively.

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

Excellent article!!

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

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

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December 16, 2009

Educating Obama....by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Educating Obama

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Once each year, it is appropriate for Americans no matter what faith, or if no faith at all, to pause and take stock of just who we are and how we got here. Except for slaves, both black and white who were forcibly brought to this nation or came as indentured servants the remainder of non-native Americans came voluntarily; in fact millions of illegal immigrants continue to beat the doors down to get in.

Whereas Obama may believe that by bowing to an assortment of world leaders; telling the Turks that America is not a Christian nation; telling the French that the U.S. is one of the largest Muslim nations in the world; and in spite of Obama’s self-flagellating apologies to the world for America’s failings which he evidently believes he can wipe out by kissing the fannies of tin horned dictators like Chavez, Castro, and the King of Saudi Arabia, in his recent speech at the award of the Nobel Peace Prize, he at long last got his head screwed on straight enough to inform the audience and world that America is not all bad and that America has actually done much to advance the cause of freedom and human rights.

Whether or not he meant the goods things he said about the U.S remains to be seen, at least he belatedly had something good to say about his own country, assuming that is, that he is actually an American. For this latter day revelation, he merits congratulations, and perhaps he is beginning to learn more about “God damn America” than he knew before he was elected. Perhaps he is belatedly beginning to learn that America is populated by millions of good-hearted, generous, hard-working people from all walks of life unlike the picture he had erroneously imagined, filled with 20 years of hate-America indoctrination by his vicious excuse for a pastor, the one to whom he proclaimed loyalty akin to his own family.

Lesson for Obama: America was founded by Christian men, received independence by the efforts and sacrifices of Christian men, made free by Christian men, advanced by Christian men and women, slaves freed by Christian men, Europe saved twice by largely Christian men, Civil Rights enacted by Christian men and developed the greatest economy in the world by Christian men and women on largely Christian principles.

To the extent that an evil, tyrannical minority comprised of anti-Christian forces in the Congress, media, education and religion have been allowed to dominate the wishes, rights and lives of the silent majority is about to change. When Obama promised “change,” he unwittingly did a good thing although it was likely not what he had in mind. He awakened millions of Americans to their Christian heritage and now those who would quash the Kingdom of God in this great nation, and that evidently includes Obama, unless of course he is a latter day convert are about to learn a lesson. To his credit, his Copenhagen speech is a small indication that there may be genuine “hope” to go along with his mantra of “change.”

One may oppose Obama politically and still pray that God would transform his mind from its dark and evil view as evidenced by those with whom he associates and surrounds himself, to the reality of America, warts and all, being the port in a storm, a beacon of light in a dark and dangerous world, the preeminent guardian of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

This is possible because Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God came, lived, taught, gave himself as a sacrifice, defeated Satan and arose in victory to make it possible.

Merry Christmas; and God save and Bless America!

Semper Fidelis

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

Excellent again by Col. Pappas. Semper Fi Col. and Merry Christmas to you.

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

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

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December 15, 2009

"Senator Reid prepares us for our second civil war" by Michael Moriarty

Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Michael also plays a heck of a jazz piano

From BIG Hollywood

This is a small portion of a comprehensive interview that originally appeared in the Irish Examiner back a month ago on Monday, November 24th, 2009. Mr. Moriarty, who now lives in Canada.

On GITMO what he thinks about it:

This judicial assault upon Guantanamo in a time of war that is still going on is approaching treason. Leave the suspects in Gitmo until the Islamic extremists cease and desist. Welcoming them into our country is suicidal … but then so is the entire Progressive Program for a New World Order.

His assessment of the Obama administration.

MM: Beyond a disaster!! In light of what Obama swore to at the inauguration – “to uphold the Constitution of the United States” – it’s a grotesque charade, a lie, a black comedy of immensely ominous implications for individual freedom in the world. Obviously Obama will be obliged to claim that at the inauguration the Chief Justice was putting words in his mouth! He never had any real obligation to uphold the silly principles contained in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights! All the President’s so-called plans and achievements are as forbidding as Chamberlain’s concessions at Munich. But, as we “Drunks” say, “Let go, let God!”


Michael's lastest writing.

Senator Reid prepares us for our second civil war

Enter Stage Right

By Michael Moriarty

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December 14, 2009

“Obstructing Obama Care is like obstructing the abolition of slavery!”

Are them fightin’ words, or what?!

And we, who want to “abolish” the tax-funded abortion contained in Obama Care, are the bad guys.

We are apparently the Confederate States challenging the authority of our President of the United States.

Of course, Obama is Abe Lincoln, women are enslaved by pregnancy and we are the rebels who keep them there, right?

That, at least, is how Senator Harry Reid is setting things up for this showdown at the Barack Obama … uh … B.O. Corral.

Isn’t there something rather wrong with this picture?

Possibly upside down?

Maybe I’m a foolish romantic, as many Progressives would label me, but saving someone’s life is almost as good or perhaps even more important than saving and protecting our fellow citizen’s freedom. If our neighbor is not even allowed to live, by virtue of abortion, it would be rather difficult … in fact rather insane … to protect that neighbor’s infancy and his or her right to soil his diapers.

Yes, I think this historically proven tradition in the United States, outlined in detail by our nation’s Declaration of Independence and its subsequent Constitution, plus the Bill of Rights, is the backbone of our resistance to the Progressive Agenda!

Our resistance to the Obama “Transformation of America” has the President’s sidekick, Senator Reid, preparing us all for a civil war … a possibility which the Obama Team has obviously been contemplating for some time.

Such a conflict would, of course, make the President, at least in our eyes, not Abraham Lincoln but rather Jefferson Davis, the President of the Southern Confederacy. The Progressive Movement’s demands for the expansion of legalized abortion into being subsidized by the Federal Government? That indeed resembles the Confederate South’s demands for the expansion of legalized slavery into the western states of America.

Since Barack Obama seems more interested in being the CEO of an increasingly insulated Czardom Inc. rather than the Executive presiding over Congress, the Supreme Court and the Justice Departments of America … the Obama Nation grows more like a Southern Confederacy everyday.

And Harry Reid wants to paint us as the bad guys, the Confederate Rebels.

Hmmm … in your dreams, Harry!

So far the President’s idea of “transparency” is the exact opposite of what most people might expect. In fact, most of what he seems intent upon forcing down America’s throat grows increasingly antithetical to what has always been typically American.

Can, indeed, the “moral high ground” be ours … and this Progressive Government dredging up a kind of Death Panel Dixie?

President Obama seems to be treating his entire tenure in office as a “teachable moment”.

From this lofty and professorial perch, the Progressive Faculty, however, has an increasingly rebellious student body which we most frequently call Americans. The lessons which the Obama Nation is determined to teach us are apparently not unlike the swiftly unraveling crises of Climategate.

There is something about Obama Urgency that rings increasingly hollow with each and every day.

“It must be done now!!”

We’re no longer so sure about that, Mr. President.

Senator Reid’s comparing Progressive Health Care to the abolition of slavery is a rather bizarre escalation of a political battle into the symbolism of our American Civil War. Are The Progressive Democrats trying to tell us something – that the seriousness of their intent has the lock ‘n load gravity of military combat?

If so, what will provoke the first shot on Fort Tea Party?

We’ve already seen over 100 shots fired at Fort Hood … but then again that is not an act of war. That’s the Obama Nation’s “Man Made Disaster!”

The President, however, doesn’t want us to “jump to conclusions”.

Will the Progressive Health Care Package’s possible failure in Congress, the absence of both tax-funded abortion and the Public Option, will that be a “Last Straw” for the White House?

Will such a debacle bode ill for the Cap and Trade legislation coming up?

Can the Progressive Agenda only be instituted under martial law?

Will the United Nations be called upon – like the Confederacy called upon the French – to provide troops to quell the Tea Party Protests?

An Obama/UN Alliance to make the repression look all so internationally agreed upon?

What is in the back of Senator Reid’s bellicose mind when he throws such Civil War coinage on the bargaining table?

Is the Progressive Coalition prepared for a civil war which the Senate Majority Leader has already warned us of?

Do the President and Senator Reid really believe that they hold the “moral high ground”?

Or does the Progressive Coalition, as I suspect, believe that morality is utterly irrelevant in the face of what they call “scientific necessity” … that urgent call to protect any and all Progress of Science, despite some of the growing inaccuracies found in the recent “findings” of Science?

To put it politely, “inaccurate” is my label for a Progressive Science that must re-coin a “Global Warming” into a “Global Change”.

What is increasingly transparent about the Obama administration is its narcissistic blindness, its insular and incestuous self-obsession.

The Opposition, the Republicans and a growing number of Independents in this instance, are protesting more loudly everyday.

Even Senator McCain is losing his usual diplomatic charm and allowing his temper to flare with each new and arrogant display of Progressive egomania.

As Glenn Beck and friends, such as Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government, throw more and more light upon the Obama Administration’s increasingly impenetrable transparency, the popularity and approval ratings for President Obama drop.

Though the military muscle the President put into his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech lifted his ratings a few points, his promise to “fundamentally change the United States of America” has made Harry Reid color blind. What he thinks of as the Blue of Yankee uniforms is actually the Grey of the Obama Nation’s increasingly desperate Confederacy.

A rag-tag gang of Czars and Far Left Rebels.

Mr. President, America is not even Czarist Russia, let alone the Nationalist China that your Czardom’s hero, Mao Tse Tung, murderously forced into his back pocket.

Harry Reid has warned us about just how serious you have been and will be regarding “Change” that obviously only you and your Czarist Democratic Party can believe in.

Harry Reid, more like Jefferson Davis than Abraham Lincoln, is ready for Civil War!

Therefore the first shot, in this instance, must be yours, Mr. President.

Fire it … and we fire back with impeachment, sir!

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

Michael is back!!! Loved reading this. Michael has been on our side since his run-ins with the Janet Reno tenure under Bill Clinton. Directed very strong statements against her , I believe, for WACO, and actually left the country.

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December 11, 2009

Two Indisputable facts .... by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Two Indisputable facts

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Anyone who knows even a little about war understands that in most wars there is more than one front. When I hear politicians speak about two wars it tells me they are either stupid or are intentionally misleading people. That is true not only of politicians, but of the media in general, as well. On the other hand there were some, a pathetic few who get it right. The “War on Terror” was until the present cast of characters emerged, a multi-front, i.e. Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, a multi-faceted war with two main fronts, one in Afghanistan the other in Iraq. It is not, except among the partisan, intentionally ignorant, two wars.

Whether there is, or ever will be, agreement on how the war was waged until “Neville Obama,” is another thing. But it is useful to debunk the oft stated claims that “we were lied to about the reasons for invading Iraq.” This is a baseless allegation that is issued loudly and often by the left, most recently repeated by Ohio leftist Representative Dennis Kucinich.

One need not be enamored by the rationale used by the Bush Administration justifying invasion of Iraq and removal of Saddam Hussein from power, to recognize that it was a brilliant strategic move. However, I was and remain disappointed in the post invasion handling of the occupation, less so of the transition to Iraqi sovereignty although there was much room for both to have been done better. It is one thing to disagree with the judgment and decision as to how to prosecute the War on Terror, and quite another to make allegations that are on their face, fabrications to suit the democrat political agenda.

It is evident from how the strategic portion of the war unfolded during the Bush years that the two most visible efforts, Afghanistan and Iraq, were designated major and minor, with the major effort being Iraq. Whether or not there is ever consensus on where the war should have been fought is irrelevant. What is relevant is that the people of Iraq are now free and for the first time in half a century in a position to determine their own destiny. More important, removing Saddam and his association of socialist thugs from power positioned U.S. forces to apply pressure on Iran.

As has often appears in these essays for the last eight years, bin Laden is dead, he was killed during the attacks on Tora Bora. The pathetic political nonsense spewed by Senator John Kerry and his lackeys that the Bush administration allowed bin Laden to walk unmolested into a Pakistani sanctuary is hogwash, no, it’s bovine scatology.

However, the administration probably knew that bin Laden was dead, as does this current one, a notion reinforced by a statement made during the waning months of the Bush Administration by Vice President Cheney to that effect; and for that reason among others the Administration chose make Iraq the main effort in the War on Terror. To the dismay of the loony left, it was successful, and that fact drives them nuttier. It is also evident from the way it was sourced that Afghanistan was a holding action.

Obama’s recent claim that requests for more troops for Afghanistan were denied during the Bush era is not borne out by available facts. In fact, Bush Administration, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld challenged Obama’s assertion, urging Congress to investigate as well as issuing a challenge to Obama to produce documents that would support his assertion. (Succinctly put, Obama lied about it, so what’s new for this “most transparent Administration in history?”) Whether or not the Bush Administration chose the best strategy will be political grist for decades.

However, here are two indisputable facts: 1. Democrats did everything possible in the public debate, to undermine the war effort; and, 2. the US was not attacked again during Bush’s two terms in office.

Now, Obama has announced his plan for Afghanistan. In stark contrast to his rhetoric during the election campaign, Afghanistan Hawk, Obama now comes across as a pansy. From reports, civilian leadership at the Pentagon and military leadership believe that the 30,000 troops plus the additional 10,000 Obama expects to receive from NATO will be sufficient to do the job.

However, it is evident that Obama’s strategy is designed to begin withdrawal of forces in time for Afghanistan to be off the table as a 2012 election campaign issue. Consider the fact that most of the forces will not be in place until the Spring of 2010, then overlay the mission of training sufficient Afghan forces to secure their own country from that point in time until the summer of 2011. There are too many tasks, they are too expensive and too demanding to get them all done, so we’ll see how it progresses. Hopefully, it will work but one has doubts.

Here’s my assessment: Afghanistan is and has been for centuries a loosely connected array of tribes scattered across some of the most inhospitable terrain on earth. There is no national transportation, communications, or security infrastructure. Outsiders have tried their hand at dominating Afghanistan for centuries, Afghanis remain, outsiders are gone or are dead.

There are probably a million tribesmen all of whom know how to fight on foot in the Afghanistani environment. Their interest in politics is sufficient to know that they want freedom from foreigners, aside from that they are more interested in eking out a living and procreating than what political party, or who is in power. When it comes to foreigners in their land, they put aside their disparate tribal interests to evict the “invader.” It matters little that a foreign force may not intend to stay, what matters is that there are foreigners in their country trying to control them.

Putin recently asserted that U.S. lead NATO forces cannot win in Afghanistan. That is probably a valid statement absent the will to remain there for a generation: a generation of teaching, hand-holding, butt kicking and expenditure of great treasure. Does Obama have the will? Judging from his speech the answer is, “No.” He is so far over his head that it’s pathetic to observe and scary when understood. Should we care? Obama asserted for the better part of his career in the Senate and during the campaign that Afghanistan is vital to U.S. security, so the answer should be, “Yes.”

But now that it’s put up or shut up time and Obama gave such a tepid speech that one can be sure the Taliban and al qaeda are shaking in their boots while waiting for the clock to run out. On the other hand, they may be so impressed with his ability to read a teleprompter that they will lay down their arms and assemble in peace. One thing is certain, it’s going to be interesting, there and at home.

Semper Fidelis

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

Col. Pappas is so good, I like the way he breaks things down and attacks on each thing.

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

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

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December 01, 2009

“Thuggery” in the White House ~ by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

“Thuggery” in the White House

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

I am no expert on unions but like many have observed their inner workings off and on from my first job. Succinctly put, unions have been both a blessing and a bane. Whereas they have been at least peripherally responsible for improvement in safety, working conditions and wages, at the height of their public sector power they embraced “thuggery” and other less than civil practices to achieve their goals.

There is a plethora of material available showing connections between organized crime and the nation’s unions. And, to be fair, there is plenty of corruption to go around, whether unions, business or politics, but today is about unions. Think NEA, AFGE, SEIU, ACORN, AARP (yes, I know the difference between a union and an association) and others.

Unions grew, spread and combined until they became large enough to affect not only individual factories, but entire business organizations. Thus emerged national and international trade unions and along with them came labor legislation. In the U.S. union political clout was enough to result in the Department of Labor.

However, as with many well intentioned programs and ideas, unionization was not a panacea for the working class. As a teenager I worked as an assembly line technician in what eventually became the largest school bus manufacturing operation in the world; Blue Bird Body Company.

That was my first experience at observing union organizers first hand. The episode wasn’t anything grand, just that a nice guy working at the Fort Valley, Ga. plant was let go. Since I had met the “organizer” and liked him, and was fairly well acquainted with the owners, at the tender age of 18 I had the brass to inquire as to, why? The answer was short and direct, “he was a union organizer,” and that was the end of the conversation.

I let it pass without further ado but made note of the fact that at the time this “school boy” was making $1.10/hour and the work at Blue Bird was grueling and hot. School bus orders for the fall term had to be filled and school districts typically waited until the last minute to place them.

The workday began at 7 and ended at 5 six days a week, and from morning until evening a typical worker could lose as much as 15 pounds of body fluid. So what’s new? That was grist for a union organizer: schoolboys, $1.10/hour, long hours, and hard work. But it was a job and with my suite of qualifications at that stage of life I was fortunate to have it, although my vanity told me that I could be the CEO.

My next encounter with unions was as a quality control analyst, at Monsanto Company (Monsanto Chemical Co. in those days). There, two years after the Blue Bird experience, I made three times as much money and thought I had tapped the mother lode. Was there a union? Yes, but I was salaried and exempt from union membership. But on my second job I had no choice but to join the union if I wanted to work at Sears.

At the then “mature” age of 20, I learned that union contracts included union rules. Those rules negotiated over months, even years dripped with opportunities for abuse and union members didn’t hesitate to exploit them. One astonishing example involved abuse of overtime.

The essence of the rule was that if an employee was next on the overtime list and wasn’t contacted for whatever the reason, the company had to pay triple-time for that employee to sit at home. That was in addition to the overtime payment to the employee who had been contacted. The payment was referred to as “rocking chair.” Was the rule abused? Yes, often and with enthusiasm. Does it still happen? Yes.

Union contracts, rules, benefits and exorbitant pay increases often forced companies to seek refuge in other locations in the US, but relocation costs were high and fraught with legal battles. Consequently, in the mid 1960s companies began to close their doors and relocate their entire operations to foreign countries. The shoe industry was one of the first to go, textiles followed suit, and soon steel began an exodus. That was the incipient “global economy.”

Are unions all bad? Absolutely not! Labor history is replete with stories of worker abuse, underage labor, and squalid working conditions attributable to greedy owners; and to their eternal credit, unions were the force that changed that. Unfortunately for union members they missed one little fact, neither they nor the union were the owners of the businesses. In most cases, and at the “end of the day,” union power held such a strangle hold on many businesses that it became more advantageous to move manufacturing operations offshore. That story has been repeated thousands of times and continues.

Fast forward to 1990s, the Cold War was over and the global economy took off powered by a host of factors including among others, the World Trade Organization, North American Free Trade Agreement, the European Union, cheap labor in the third world and lack of Congressional intestinal fortitude. Result: industry in full flight, why? Less regulation, lower taxes, cheap labor and you got it, no unions. Manufacturing is becoming extinct in the USA due to a combination of unions and political leftists disguised as environmentalists, and etc.

Until President Nixon went to China as part of his initiative to bring an end to the Vietnam War, (and incidentally, doing so opened the door to explosive trade), most US companies were fleeing to Europe, Japan , Taiwan, or Indonesia. But pick up a cap, shirt, coat, in fact almost any product today, check to see where it is made and 9 times out of ten it will be some foreign country with Communist China dominating the list.

Union strikes, disruptions, and slowdowns, do nothing to retain jobs in the US. All of the foregoing are union tactics, it drives out business and can only damage the very people it is claimed to help, and the nation. That noted, businesses that abuse workers, and cheat customers and investors are every bit as blameworthy as are unions.

However, excessively taxing “business” has been a favorite hobby of Democrats for decades. Until the last general election, most socialists/Marxists-in-Democrat-clothing were careful to not reveal their true colors for fear that they might lose their elected post. However, with the advent of the Obama Administration and Democrat majority in both Houses of Congress, their masks have come off and we now observe them for what they really are.

Those so-called “progressives” are nothing more than socialists/Marxists. Those who want government to run everything are setting the stage for it to take away individual freedom, private property, freedom of expression in both speech, and if they had their way, worship. So far, they don’t have the cojones to go after the latter but they vigorously attack freedom of expression, most of it in the form of political correctness. All one has to do is listen and observe.

Obama and his merry band of socialists/Marxists are advancing the specter of union corruption (What else, he is from Chicago isn’t he?) on a grand scale. Obama’s strategy is to expand the role and power of unions with him as their Commander-in-Chief, along with his “Organizing for America,” and how about his call for a civilian security force:

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”

With that he would attempt to position himself as the Chavez or Castro of the United States, and in the process reduce it to the same third world status.

For those who claim that Obama doesn’t know what he is doing, get your head out of the sand. He knows and is doing it. Unless you want a US version of the Soviet Union with its gulags, 50 million dead and other niceties of socialist-Marxism, it’s time to bring his train to a stop.

Conservatives unite! Keep the pressure on your Representative and Senators, and spread the word! Then when it’s time to vote, vote for proven conservative patriots. We’ve all see the bumper stickers, “Take Our Country Back,” well, this time it’s for real.

Semper Fidelis

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

GREAT write up, thank you Col. Pappas. He is soooo good.

I love how there are such awesome people on our side, like all of you here at this blog big time!

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

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

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November 30, 2009

"Travesty" by Charlie Daniels


I keep wondering how long the American people will continue to be blinded by the arrogance and dangerous incompetence of the Obama Administration. It's as if they have set out to destroy America and everything we stand for.

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that some of the terrorists responsible for the attacks on 9/11, including mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will actually be brought to New York and given a civil trial, which is tantamount to insanity.

The implications of such a trial are so far reaching and potentially catastrophic as to be absolutely terrifying.

These will be nothing more than show trials with headline seeking defense lawyers given access to the CIA's innermost secrets and practices. Names will be named, methods will be exposed, intelligence networks destroyed and the result will be to render the CIA basically impotent and I guess that's what holder and Obama want.

If you believe what the liberal media puts out about the CIA, you would think they're only a bumbling bunch of jaded cloak and dagger has-beens who can't find their posterior with both hands.

Actually, the CIA is made up of the best and the brightest, dedicated people who stick their necks out in defense of this nation only to have it cut off by the Obama Administration.

What this is going to do to the morale and recruitment prospects of the CIA is immeasurable, will take decades to repair and in the meantime America will be more vulnerable than ever.

And is Obama so busy bowing to kings and emperors that he doesn't realize that the streets of New York could once again run red with the blood of innocent men, women and children if suicide bombers decide to intimidate the juries by blowing themselves up on the crowded streets of New York?

Think about this people, Obama is going to destroy America's premiere intelligence gathering agency, expose the people of New York to more terror bombings and send a message to the rest of the world that he is weak and soft on terror and more interested in pursuing his own ultra-liberal political agenda than he is in protecting the country he is sworn to protect.

How many foreign intelligence agencies do you think will be willing to share intelligence with America, knowing that a reckless and unrestrained attorney general and a weak and incompetent president are willing to expose them to the world.

Holder is no stranger to terrorist trials; his former law firm has defended a dozen or so Gitmo detainees, even while he was a senior partner.

And since we are granting constitutional rights to enemy combatants, it is possible that they can claim any information that was obtained through water boarding was coerced, and is inadmissible in court -since this administration has said that enhanced interrogation techniques are torture- and a jury might actually let them walk.

Now that's a terrifying thought.

These trials will corrode the infrastructure of America's ability to protect us, and further demonstrate to the rest of the world just what an unrealistic world the Obama Administration lives in.

Obama's vacillation on sending troops to Afghanistan shows the terrorist community that he is completely lost and in way over his head.

He has this flower child attitude that if we'll just be nice to the terrorist scum of this world they'll reciprocate by not destroying our country a piece at the time.

That is an incredibly dangerous mentality.

The Obama presidency will leave deep scars on this nation. He is destroying the economy. He is trying to destroy the best health care delivery system on the planet, he is destroying the intelligence infrastructure, he refuses to support the troops in Afghanistan, and he is going to bring Islamic fanatics to a prison in our homeland.

I've said this before and I'll say it again. I just don't know if America can survive an Obama presidency.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, and for our country.

God Bless America,

Charlie Daniels

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

Another good one from Charlie Daniels.

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November 24, 2009

Houston, Hope and Change has Landed; and It’s Manchurian by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

Houston, Hope and Change has Landed; and It’s Manchurian

by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired

In 1776 Americans fought for independence from Great Britain, then again in 1812 to maintain that hard won independence and freedom. When the Confederacy broke away from the Union a devastating civil war erupted and at the end American slaves were freed in a crimson tide of blood, and expenditure of vast treasure. There were other wars, but that was the last direct challenge to freedom until the advent of the Soviet Union. From that time forward to today, there has been a constant struggle on the part of freedom loving people to maintain freedom in the face of diverse efforts by Marxists and other evil forces to undermine it around the world, and in particular, in the United States.

Upon each challenge Americans have united and prevailed, that is, until Islamic terrorists attacked the United States. At first Americans were united even against that evil, but it wasn’t long before the self loathers began a campaign to place the blame on the US rather than the ones who carried out the attack. With the passage of time, and consistent with their fundamentally hate-America attitude, the political left comprised of loony liberals and ideological Marxists turned their backs on freedom. They choose rather to tacitly support the enemy in the interest of advancing their radical leftist agenda for America. In Constitutional terms they are guilty of treason. (Nowadays one probably wonders what that, the “Constitution,” is.)

The Christian nature of mainstream American people in general gave rise to liberal politicians whose objectives were at first well intentioned and supported by the Christian ethic of charity and benevolence. Marxists, seeing an opportunity to take advantage of those traits began to infiltrate politics on both sides of the political divide for the purpose of gaining political control. Various pieces of legislation were enacted “for the people” but whose underlying intention was to expand the scope and power of politicians, in particular “liberal” (read, ideological socialist/Marxist) politicians. For too long Americans allowed the Federal Government to dominate issues and the economy; and although most politicians claimed to be against expansion of the authority of government, nearly all of them have been complicit in its expansion.

Then, the confluence of war, economic and government corruption, the economic crash of 2008, the precipitous decline of Christian ethos, the rise of America loathing politicians and the otherwise empty suited expert in teleprompter reading, glib tongue of a philosophical Marxist came together, and the “Manchurian Candidate” managed to eke out an election victory. Playing a salient role in that process was the full force of the major media that long before had been infiltrated and are now dominated by socialist/Marxist thought. The media combined forces with a major segment of the historically “left” entertainment industry and billionaire George Soros, Hungarian immigrant whose life goal has been to destroy free market America, worked together to become the infrastructure and provide resources as a virtual extension of the “Manchurian Candidate’s” election campaign.

Republican careerist politicians, more interested in their own political careers than doing what was right, played directly into Democrat hands often by being more liberal than were Democrats. (A recent example is Dede Scozzafava, of New York’s 23rd Congressional District, a so called, “Republican” who uniformly supports Obama’s policies.) In the 2008 elections voters shifted from liberal Republicans to Conservative (Blue Dog) Democrats. Unfortunately that gave ideological Marxist Democrats control over both Houses of Congress. Meanwhile conservatives, who comprise the majority in the Country were left without representation or leadership; and, the loony tunes with the Republican Party and the whackos in the media wonder why Sarah Palin has such appeal.

Realizing they could have their way (in every context) with the American people, latter day Marxists-in-Democrat clothing worked feverously with the newly elected “Manchurian,” (or is it “Indonesian,” or is it “Kenyan,”) oh, yes, “the first Pacific” President to enact legislation that was advertised to stimulate the economy but will have the effect of creating disastrous double digit inflation thereby squeezing middle Americans the more.

When asked, Obama said, “I want to spread the wealth around.” His methodology however, is aimed at destroying the strongest economy the world has ever known. Obama and his team are working overtime to replace the free market economy with virtual serfdom of which one more example is “Government run Health Care” legislation. This albatross is being railroaded through the Congress despite the wishes of the American people.

Does Obama care? Yes, of course he cares! It is his objective to “totally change America.” On top of the trillion dollar deficits he has already amassed, this would-be Messiah-of-the-poor is piling on additional trillions of future debt from which he intends for Americans to never recover; and, absent sending Obama and his “merry” Marxists packing he would succeed!

However, conservatives are the majority in this country and will not forget during the next election.

Hope and change? What Obama is rendering is Hope only for those who wish for bad things to happen to the US; and if fully consummated would be disastrous Change; but worse, evil will have triumphed without a shot being fired.

If conservatives feel uncomfortable now, wait until he tries to cram “Cap and Trade” and Amnesty for illegal immigrants down Americans’ throats! This present direction is the path to the ultimate tyranny of the minority!

The solution is in part to vote the Marxists Democrat-idiots and RINOs out; and, replace them with patriotic, conservative, nationalist Americans!

Semper Fidelis

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

Thank you Col. Pappas, another great write up. I am so glad he writes these, we are fortunate.

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

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

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November 20, 2009

Excused Horrors – by Walter Williams

Excused Horrors

by Walter Williams


Last Tuesday, I had the pleasurable task of being Master of Ceremonies for the Atlas Economic Research Foundation dinner in Washington, D.C., that celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Founded in 1981, the Atlas Foundation assists the formation of free market think tanks around the world to spread the ideas of personal liberty, private property rights and limited government. So far, they have been successful in at least 70 countries. Attending the two-day celebration were think-tank representatives from many of these countries, including those from Croatia, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, South Korea, Russia and Brazil.

Alan Kors, University of Pennsylvania history professor, gave the evening's keynote address. What he revealed about the dereliction and character weakness of academics, intellectuals, media elites and politicians is by no means complimentary, but worse than that, dangerous. Professor Kors said that over the years, he has frequently asked students how many deaths were caused by Joseph Stalin and Mao Tsetung and their successors. Routinely, they gave numbers in the thousands. Kors says that's equivalent to saying the Nazis are responsible for the deaths of just a few hundred Jews. But here's the record: Nazis were responsible for the deaths of 20 million of their own people and those in nations they conquered. Between 1917 and 1983, Stalin and his successors murdered, or were otherwise responsible for the deaths of, 62 million of their own people. Between 1949 and 1987, Mao Tsetung and his successors were responsible for the deaths of 76 million Chinese.

Professor Kors asks why are the horrors of Nazism so well known and widely condemned, but not those of socialism and communism? For decades after World War II, people have hunted down and sought punishment for Nazi murderers. How much hunting down and seeking punishment for Stalinist and Maoist murderers? In Europe, especially Germany, hoisting the swastika-emblazoned Nazi flag is a crime. It's acceptable to hoist and march under a flag emblazoned with the former USSR's hammer and sickle. Even in the U.S., it's acceptable to praise mass murderers, as Anita Dunn, President Obama's communications director, did in a commencement address for St. Andrews Episcopal High School at Washington National Cathedral where she said Mao Tsetung was one of her heroes. Whether it's the academic community, the media elite or politicians, there is a great tolerance for the ideas of socialism -- a system that has caused more deaths and human misery than all other systems combined.

Academics, media elites and leftist politicians both in the U.S. and Europe protested the actions and military buildup of President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately the breakup of the Soviet Union. Recall the leftist hissy fit when Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union the evil empire and predicted that communism would wind up on the trash heap of history.

Professor Alan Kors did not say this but the reason why the world's leftists give the world's most horrible murderers a pass is because they sympathize with their socioeconomic goals, which include government ownership and/or control over the means of production. In the U.S., the call is for government control, through regulations, as opposed to ownership. Unfortunately, it matters little whether there is a Democratically or Republican-controlled Congress and White House; the march toward greater government control continues. It just happens at a quicker pace with Democrats in charge.

You say, "Come on, Williams, there will never be the kind of socialist oppression seen elsewhere here!" You might be right because Americans have become very compliant with unconstitutional and immoral congressional edicts. But what do you think would happen if some Americans began to rise up and heed Thomas Jefferson's admonition "Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force." and decided to disobey unconstitutional congressional edicts?

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

“...the reason why the world’s leftists give the world’s most horrible murderers a pass is because they sympathize with their socioeconomic goals, which include government ownership and/or control over the means of production.”

Absolutely correct. Brilliant.

And also the Left gives Islam a pass for similar reasons.

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

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

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November 18, 2009

Jihad and the Scandal of " Brain-Dead" Diversity by Mark Steyn


The Dakota Beacon

by Mark Steyn

Shortly after 9/11, there was a lot of talk about how no one would ever hijack an American airliner ever again – not because of new security arrangements but because an alert citizenry was on the case: We were hip to their jive. The point appeared to be proved three months later on a US-bound Air France flight. The “Shoebomber” attempted to light his footwear, and the flight attendants and passengers pounced. As the more boorish commentators could not resist pointing out, even the French guys walloped him.

But the years go by, and the mood shifts. You didn’t have to be “alert” to spot Major Nidal Hasan. He’d spent most of the last half-decade walking around with a big neon sign on his head saying “JIHADIST. STAND WELL BACK”. But we (that’s to say, almost all of us; and certainly almost anyone who matters in national security and the broader political culture) are now reflexively conditioned to ignore the flashing neon sign. Like those apocryphal Victorian ladies discreetly draping the lasciviously curved legs of their pianos, if a glimpse of hard unpleasant reality peeps through we simply veil it in another layer of fluffy illusions.

Two joint terrorism task forces became aware almost a year ago that Major Hasan was in regular email contact with Anwar al-Awlaqi, the American-born but now Yemeni-based cleric who served as imam to three of the 9/11 hijackers and supports all-out holy war against the United States. But the expert analysts in the Pentagon determined that this lively correspondence was consistent with Major Hasan’s “research interests”, so there was no need to worry. That’s America: Technologically superior, money no object (not one but two “joint terrorism task forces” stumbled across him). Yet no action was taken.

On the other hand, who needs surveillance operations and intelligence budgets? Major Hasan was entirely upfront about who he was. He put it on his business card: “SOA.” As in “Soldier of Allah” – which seems a tad ungrateful to the American taxpayers who ponied up half a million bucks or thereabouts in elite medical school education to train him to be a Soldier of Uncle Sam. In a series of meetings during 2008, officials from both Walter Reed and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences considered the question of whether then Captain Hasan was psychotic. But, according to at least one bigwig at Walter Reed, members of the policy committee wondered “how would it look if we kick out one of the few Muslim residents”. So he got promoted to Major and shipped to Fort Hood.

And 13 men and women and an unborn baby are dead.

Well, like they say, it’s easy to be wise after the event. I’m not so sure. These days, it’s easier to be even more stupid after the event. “Apparently he tried to contact al Qaeda,” mused MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. “That’s not a crime to call up al Qaeda, is it? Is it? I mean, where do you stop the guy?” Interesting question: Where do you draw the line?

The truth is we’re not prepared to draw a line even after he’s gone ahead and committed mass murder. “What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy,” said General Casey, the US Army’s Chief of Staff, “but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here.” A “greater tragedy” than 14 dead and dozens of wounded? Translating from the original brain-addled multicult-speak, the Army Chief of Staff is saying that the same fatuous prostration before marshmallow illusions that led to the “tragedy” must remain in place. If it leads to occasional mass murder, well, hopefully it can be held to what cynical British civil servants used to call, during the Northern Irish “Troubles”, “an acceptable level of violence”. Fourteen dead is evidently acceptable. A hundred and forty? Fourteen hundred? I guess we’ll find out.

“Diversity” is one of those words designed to absolve you of the need to think. Likewise, a belief in “multiculturalism” doesn’t require you to know anything at all about other cultures, just to feel generally warm and fluffy about them. Heading out from my hotel room the other day, I caught a glimpse of that 7-Eleven video showing Major Hasan wearing “Muslim” garb to buy a coffee on the morning of his murderous rampage. And it wasn’t until I was in the taxi cab that something odd struck me: He was an American of Arab descent. But he was wearing Pakistani dress – that’s to say, a “Punjabi suit”, as they call it in Britain, or the “shalwar kameez”, to give it its South Asian name. For all the hundreds of talking heads droning on about “diversity” across the TV networks, it was only Tarek Fatah, writing in The Ottawa Citizen, who pointed out that no Arab males wear this get-up – with one exception: Those Arab men who got the jihad fever and went to Afghanistan to sign on with the Taliban and al-Qaeda. In other words, Major Hasan’s outfit symbolized the embrace of an explicit political identity entirely unconnected with his ethnic heritage.

Mr Fatah would seem to be a genuine “multiculturalist”: that’s to say, he’s attuned to often very subtle “diversities” between cultures. Whereas the professional multiculturalist sees the 7-Eleven video and coos, “Aw, look. He’s wearing … well, something exotic and colorful, let’s not get hung up on details. Celebrate diversity, right? Can we get him in the front row for the group shot? We may be eligible for a grant.”

The brain-addled “diversity” of General Casey will get some of us killed, and keep all of us cowed. In the days since the killings, the news reports have seemed increasingly like a satirical novel the author’s not quite deft enough to pull off, with bizarre new Catch 22s multiplying like the windmills of your mind: If you’re openly in favor of pouring boiling oil down the throats of infidels, then the Pentagon will put down your emails to foreign jihadists as mere confirmation of your long established “research interests”. If you’re psychotic, the Army will make you a psychiatrist for fear of provoking you. If you gun down a bunch of people, within an hour the FBI will state clearly that we can all relax, there’s no terrorism angle, because, in our over-credentialized society, it doesn’t count unless you’re found to be carrying Permit #57982BQ3a from the relevant State Board of Jihadist Licensing.

Ezra Levant, my comrade in a long battle to restore freedom of speech to Canada, likes to say that the Danish cartoons crisis may one day be seen as a more critical event than 9/11. Not, obviously, in the comparative death tolls but in what each revealed about the state of western civilization. After 9/11, we fought back, hit hard, rolled up the Afghan camps; after the cartoons, we weaseled and equivocated and appeased and signaled that we were willing to trade core western values for a quiet life. Watching the decadence and denial on display this last week, I think in years to come Fort Hood will be seen in a similar light. What happened is not a “tragedy” but a national scandal, already fading from view.

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

The truth is we’re not prepared to draw a line even after he’s gone ahead and committed mass murder.

Steyn again relates to his audience the perfect observance.

Diversity, coupled with "political correctness", will be the impetus that kills America. Steyn nails it, again. ““Diversity” is one of those words designed to absolve you of the need to think.

Three strangers strike up a conversation in the airport passenger lounge in Calgary , Alberta , while awaiting their respective flights.

One is a native Indian from the Sarcee Reserve; another is a cowboy on his way to Lethbridge for a livestock auction. The third passenger is a fundamentalist Arab student, newly arrived at the University of Calgary from the Middle East . Their discussion drifts to their diverse cultures. Soon, the two Albertans learn that the Arab is a devout, radical Muslim and the conversation falls into an uneasy lull.

The cowboy leans back in his chair, crosses his boots on a magazine table and tips his big sweat-stained hat forward over his face.

The wind outside is blowing tumble weeds around, and the old windsock is flapping, but still no plane comes.

To break the silence, the Indian clears his throat and softly speaks: “At one time here, my people were many, but sadly, now we are few.”

The Muslim student raises an eyebrow and leans forward:”Once my people were few, he sneers, “and now we are many. Why do you suppose that is?”

The Alberta cowboy shifts his toothpick to one side of his mouth and from the darkness beneath his Stetson says in a smooth drawl,

“That’s ‘cause we ain’t played Cowboys and Muslims yet .. . . but I do believe it’s a-comin’..”

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

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

Jack's blog is Conservative Insurgent

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November 15, 2009

September 10? It’s Worse Than That by Andrew c. McCarthy

Documentary film, Homegrown Jihad, about the 35 Islamic terrorist training compounds that exist right here in America.


September 10? It’s Worse Than That

by Andrew c. McCarthy

‘September 10 America.” The phrase signifies a reprise of the “terrorism is just a crime” mindset that reigned in the years before the 9/11 attacks. Like other observers, I’ve groused in recent months that we are back to that self-destructive ethos. I was wrong. If the Fort Hood atrocity tells us anything, it is that things are much worse than they were before 9/11.

For one thing, 9/11 has happened. Before it did, perhaps we had an excuse. But we’ve experienced the wages of consciously avoiding Islamism. To have retreated into puerile fantasies about a religion of peace is, at this juncture, unfathomable.

Fathom it, though, we must. In 2008, I wrote a book called Willful Blindness to describe government’s stubborn refusal to deal with the nature and magnitude of jihadism when it first emerged as a domestic threat in the early Nineties. For a long time, I’d resisted writing about the experience of prosecuting Muslim terrorists. I’m very proud of what we did, but the story is a painful one of warning signs missed and lives lost. Having lived it, I wasn’t anxious to relive it.

Yet, more than a decade after Muslim terrorists declared war on the United States by bombing the World Trade Center, we were still making the same errors, with wishful thinking about Islam still substituting for sober analysis. It seemed important to go back to the beginning, to explore why jihadism is a profound threat, why we’ve underestimated it, and why it is so perilous to treat a national-security challenge as if it were a mere legal problem. In a display of my own wishful thinking

Wrong again.

The word incomprehensible does not do justice to the FBI’s conclusion that jihadist saboteur Nidal Hasan’s numerous communications with jihadist imam Anwar al-Awlaki were either (a) not significant enough to warrant further investigation or (b) significant but immune from further investigation on First Amendment grounds.

The first possibility would not pass the laugh test if this were a laughing matter. Anonymous government officials have suggested that the substance of the conversations was innocuous. That remains to be seen — we can’t know until we learn exactly what was said, how it was acted on, who else may have been in the loop, and so on. But even if you buy the innocent-substance theory (I don’t), the occurrence of the communications — between an Islamist infiltrator in our armed forces and a known al-Qaeda recruiter who ministered to some of the 9/11 hijackers — could not be more significant. The mere circumstances were more than enough to turn up the investigative heat.

That’s so palpable that we must worry that about the second possibility: That the FBI and the Justice Department have convinced themselves that the Constitution really is a suicide pact — that a mainstream construction of Islam, calling for our demise as a free people, is somehow insulated from inquiry because we don’t want to confront the stubborn fact that Islamist terror is instigated by Islamic doctrine.

Journalism in the last week has been a feast of fables about Islam, libels about military culture, and gut-wrenching accounts of sorrow and heroism. But the most disturbing thing I’ve read is Ron Kessler’s Newsmax column. It addressed little not already known about the mass murder, but Ron has singularly good sources in the FBI. He provides a window into Bureau thinking that makes the mind reel.

Besides grossly low-balling the number of U.S. mosques that propagate Islamist ideology — the Feebs say it’s about 10 percent of 2,000 mosques; it’s actually about six to eight times that amount — a top FBI counterterrorism official told Kessler:

Those who actively support extremist causes, say America is evil and deserves what it gets, and celebrate the death of soldiers, know they may come to our attention. So they don’t do it as openly now . . . . There was much more of that [before 9/11] because all of it was considered by Justice Department guidelines to be purely protected speech. We do not have incitement laws in America, but once an imam facilitates someone else taking action, he has crossed the line into material support and becomes our business.

Where to begin? Almost 17 years ago, after the Trade Center was bombed, the Justice Department did not believe a Muslim cleric had to “cross the line into material support” before he became the FBI’s business. Indeed, there were no “material support” laws until 1996. In 1995, as detailed in Willful Blindness, I led the team that convicted Omar Abdel Rahman, the “Blind Sheikh.” In essence, we prosecuted him for inciting terrorism­ — the thing the senior official tells Kessler isn’t a crime. Specifically, the Blind Sheikh was convicted of (among other things) soliciting an attack against a U.S. military installation (like Hasan just committed) and soliciting the murder of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

Solicitation is still a federal crime — and there’s no requirement that the incitement actually lead to a terrorist act. Moreover, even before anyone in America ever heard of al-Qaeda — even before there was a 9/11, or bombings of Khobar Towers, the U.S. embassies in eastern Africa, and the U.S.S. Cole — some of us realized that terrorists fueled by viscerally anti-American Islamist ideology, were at war with the United States. And guess what? There’s a statute for that, too: The Civil War–era seditious-conspiracy law makes the waging of such a terror campaign a 20-year felony. And there’s no carve-out for imams.

How was the Blind Sheikh convicted? By presenting to the jury his fiery sermons and private meetings with the faithful, often in mosques where he urged barbarous strikes against America, swaddled in accurate quotations of the Koran and other Muslim scripture. Of course, he claimed that such exhortations were protected speech. That is, he made exactly the same arguments the Islamist Left has spent the last eight years beating into the country, including into the Justice Department and the FBI. But back in 1995, those arguments were seen for the nonsense that they were.

There is no bar to the use of speech as evidence. The First Amendment generally prohibits the criminalization of speech itself — i.e., the act of communicating. But settled law holds that when prosecutors use your speech to prove crimes, there is no First Amendment violation. When the mafia boss tells the button-man “Whack him!” he doesn't get to lodge a First Amendment objection to the introduction of that statement at his murder trial. He’s not being tried for saying “Whack him!” He’s being tried for murder. The statement is evidence.

Nor does the principle change just because the speech happens to implicate religion. In America, you can believe whatever you want, but your actions must be lawful. Not surprisingly, the Blind Sheikh contended that his incitements to terror were beyond prosecution because he was practicing his religion: Specifically, he claimed he had simply been performing the traditional role of an Islamic cleric called on to determine whether proposed courses of conduct (in this instance, mass-murder plots) were permissible under Islamic law. Fourteen years ago, that contention was properly seen as frivolous. In America, we are not under sharia law — not yet. There is no religious exception for violent acts, conspiracies, and incitements to violence that violate American law.

So what has happened? Why did we know these rudimentary, commonsense principles in the Nineties but not now? Because incitement explodes the government’s “religion of peace” narrative. The incitement to Islamist terror is Islamic scripture. The Blind Shiekh was not a hypnotist or a particularly compelling speaker. His authority over terrorist organizations was rooted exclusively in his acknowledged mastery of sharia. Islamic scripture was the source of his power over Muslims.

To concede this would be to concede the obvious but unspeakable fact that there is a nexus between Islam and terror. That would harpoon the lovey-dovey dream that Islam and Western democracy are perfectly compatible. It would upset Muslims — especially the well-organized, deep-pocketed Islamic grievance industry. Today’s hip, progressive FBI, like Gen. George Casey’s modern, slavishly “diverse” military, doesn’t want to upset Muslims. Besides souring State Department cocktail parties and drying up funding for presidential libraries, upsetting Muslims would put a damper on our government’s lavish “Islamic outreach” efforts. These initiatives are premised on the delusion that we’ll stop more terror by having unindicted co-conspirators like CAIR teach Islamic “sensitivity” to our agents than by turning our agents loose to investigate CAIR and its ilk.

So the FBI ignores the significance of a terrorist cleric’s influence over an unabashed Islamist in our midst. After all, their contacts seemed to be religious in nature. We’re told, moreover, that we can’t do anything about the anti-American vitriol oozing out of Islamist mosques under the guidance of our friends the Saudis. After all, the vitriol hasn’t yet “crossed the line into material support.” By the time it does, you might have 13 corpses to tend to, but at least there will be lots to talk about at the next outreach conference — or the next time the attorney general decides to speak at a CAIR-fest.

The post-9/11 era was supposed to be about knocking down walls that obstructed effective counterterrorism. But behold the new wall, more insidious than its suicidal Nineties forerunner: the arbitrary barrier separating terrorism from “protected” incitement — the cagey, generalized, non-specific jihadist rhetoric that is the Islamist cleric’s stock-in-trade. Aside from not being required by law, this new wall will usually mean you can't go after the worst actors (the Islamic authorities and the terrorists they inspire) until after an attack has happened and Americans have been killed.

In other words, be prepared for more Fort Hoods. We’re not in September 10 America. We’ve managed to land in a much more dangerous place.

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

WOW! Excellent article!

Interesting remark made at the end of this piece about Eric Holder having spoken at the CAIR conference.

Can’t help but wonder if his decision to try Khalid Sheik Muhammad in civil court wasn’t the handiwork of CAIR . These are truly sickening times.

Islam should not be allowed in the United States. It advocates the violent overthrow of the government.

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

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

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November 10, 2009

Call This Horror By Its Name: Islamist Terror by Ralph Peters

Fox News Analyst: Fort Hood Suspect 'A Protected Species'

Call this horror by its name: Islamist terror

New York Post

On Thursday afternoon, a radicalized Muslim US Army officer shouting, "Allahu akbar!" ("God is great!") committed the worst act of terror on American soil since 9/11. And no one wants to call it an act of terror or associate it with Islam.

What cowards we are. Political correctness killed those patriotic Americans at Fort Hood as surely as the Islamist gunman did. And the media treat it like a case of nondenominational shoplifting.

This was a terrorist act. When an extremist plans and executes a murderous plot against our unarmed soldiers to protest our efforts to counter Islamist fanatics, it's an act of terror. Period.

When the terrorist posts anti-American hate speech on the Web; apparently praises suicide bombers and uses his own name; loudly criticizes US policies; argues (as a psychiatrist, no less) with his military patients over the worth of their sacrifices; refuses, in the name of Islam, to be photographed with female colleagues; lists his nationality as "Palestinian" in a Muslim spouse-matching program and parades around central Texas in a fundamentalist playsuit -- well, it only seems fair to call this terrorist an "Islamist terrorist."

But the president won't. Despite his promise to get to all the facts. Because there's no such thing as "Islamist terrorism" in ObamaWorld.

And the Army won't. Because its senior leaders are so sick with political correctness that pandering to America haters is safer than calling terrorism "terrorism." And the media won't. Because they have more interest in the shooter than in our troops -- despite their crocodile tears.

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan planned this terrorist attack and executed it in cold blood. The resulting massacre was the first tragedy. The second was that he wasn't killed on the spot.

Hasan survived. Now the rest of us will have to foot his massive medical bills. Activist lawyers will get involved, claiming "harassment" drove him temporarily insane. There'll be no end of trial delays. At best, taxpayer dollars will fund his prison lifestyle for decades to come, since our politically correct Army leadership wouldn't dare pursue or carry out the death penalty. Maj. Hasan will be a hero to Islamist terrorists abroad and their sympathizers here. While US Muslim organizations decry his acts publicly, Hasan will be praised privately. And he'll have the last laugh. But Hasan isn't the sole guilty party. The US Army's unforgivable political correctness is also to blame for the casualties at Fort Hood.

Given the myriad warning signs, it's appalling that no action was taken against a man apparently known to praise suicide bombers and openly damn US policy. But no officer in his chain of command, either at Walter Reed Army Medical Center or at Fort Hood, had the guts to take meaningful action against a dysfunctional soldier and an incompetent doctor.

Had Hasan been a Lutheran or a Methodist, he would've been gone with the simoom. But officers fear charges of discrimination when faced with misconduct among protected minorities. Now 12 soldiers and a security guard lie dead. At least 38 people were wounded, 28 of them seriously. If heads don't roll in this maggot's chain of command, the Army will have shamed itself beyond moral redemption.

There's another important issue, too. How could the Army allow an obviously incompetent and dysfunctional psychiatrist to treat our troubled soldiers returning from war? An Islamist wacko is counseled for arguing with veterans who've been assigned to his care? And he's not removed from duty? What planet does the Army live on? For the first time since I joined the Army in 1976, I'm ashamed of its dereliction of duty. The chain of command protected a budding terrorist who was waving one red flag after another. Because it was safer for careers than doing something about him.

Get ready for the apologias. We've already heard from the terrorist's family that "he's a good American." In their world, maybe he is.

But when do we, the American public, knock off the PC nonsense? A disgruntled Muslim soldier murdered his officers way back in 2003, in Kuwait, on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Recently? An American mullah shoots it out with the feds in Detroit. A Muslim fanatic attacks an Arkansas recruiting station. A Muslim media owner, after playing the peace card, beheads his wife. A Muslim father runs over his daughter because she's becoming too Westernized.

Muslim terrorist wannabes are busted again and again. And we're assured that "Islam's a religion of peace."

I guarantee you that the Obama administration's nonresponse to the Fort Hood attack will mock the memory of our dead.

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

Good article by Ralph Peters.

If Obama continues to refuse to recognize this for what it was, it's a open door for more to come. Why WOULDN'T more terrorists strike if all they have to do is position themselves and kill. Our country is doomed if everyone insists on burying their heads in the sand. How pathetic.

......Thank you SSGT Steve

SSgt Steve
1st MarDiv, H Co., 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment
2/5 Marines, Motto: "Retreat, Hell"
VN 66-67

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Shooter Exposes Hole in U.S. Terror Strategy by Mark Steyn

Shooter exposes hole in U.S. terror strategy


By Mark Steyn

Thirteen dead and 28 wounded would be a bad day for the U.S. military in Afghanistan and a great victory for the Taliban. When it happens in Texas, in the heart of the biggest military base in the nation, at a processing center for soldiers either returning from or deploying to combat overseas, it is not merely a "tragedy" (as too many people called it) but a glimpse of a potentially fatal flaw at the heart of what we have called, since 9/11, the "war on terror." Brave soldiers trained to hunt down and kill America's enemy abroad were killed in the safety and security of home by, in essence, the same enemy — a man who believes in and supports everything the enemy does.

And he's a U.S. Army major.

And his superior officers and other authorities knew about his beliefs but seemed to think it was just a bit of harmless multicultural diversity — as if believing that "the Muslims should stand up and fight against the aggressor" (i.e., his fellow American soldiers) and writing Internet paeans to the "noble" "heroism" of suicide bombers and, indeed, objectively supporting the other side in an active war is to be regarded as just some kind of alternative lifestyle that adds to the general vibrancy of the base.

When it emerged early Thursday afternoon that the shooter was Nidal Malik Hasan, there appeared shortly thereafter on Twitter a flurry of posts with the striking formulation: "Please judge Maj. Malik Nadal [sic]by his actions and not by his name."

Concerned tweeters can relax: There was never really any danger of that — and not just in the sense that the New York Times' first report on Maj. Hasan never mentioned the words "Muslim" or "Islam," or that ABC's Martha Raddatz's only observation on his name was that "as for the suspect, Nadal Hasan, as one officer's wife told me, 'I wish his name was Smith.'"

What a strange reaction. I suppose what she means is that, if his name were Smith, we could all retreat back into the same comforting illusions that allowed the bureaucracy to advance Nidal Malik Hasan to major and into the heart of Fort Hood while ignoring everything that mattered about the essence of this man.

Since 9/11, we have, as the Twitterers, recommend, judged people by their actions — flying planes into skyscrapers, blowing themselves up in Bali nightclubs or London Tube trains, planting IEDs by the roadside in Baghdad or Tikrit. And on the whole we're effective at responding with action of our own.

But we're scrupulously nonjudgmental about the ideology that drives a man to fly into a building or self-detonate on the subway, and thus we have a hole at the heart of our strategy. We use rhetorical conveniences like "radical Islam" or, if that seems a wee bit Islamophobic, just plain old "radical extremism." But we never make any effort to delineate the line which separates "radical Islam" from nonradical Islam. Indeed, we go to great lengths to make it even fuzzier. And somewhere in that woozy blur the pathologies of a Nidal Malik Hasan incubate. An Army psychiatrist, Maj. Hasan is an American, born and raised, who graduated from Virginia Tech and then received his doctorate from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. But he opposed America's actions in the Middle East and Afghanistan and made approving remarks about jihadists on U.S. soil. "You need to lock it up, Major," said his superior officer, Col. Terry Lee.

But he didn't really need to "lock it up" at all. He could pretty much say anything he liked, and if any "red flags" were raised they were quickly mothballed. Lots of people are "anti-war." Some of them are objectively on the other side — that's to say, they encourage and support attacks on American troops and civilians. But not many of those in that latter category are U.S. Army majors. Or so one would hope.

Yet why be surprised? Azad Ali, a man who approvingly quotes such observations as "If I saw an American or British man wearing a soldier's uniform inside Iraq I would kill him because that is my obligation" is an adviser to Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (the equivalent of U.S. attorneys). In Toronto this week, the brave ex-Muslim Nonie Darwish mentioned that, on flying from the U.S. to Canada, she was questioned at length about the purpose of her visit by an apparently Muslim border official. When she revealed that she was giving a speech about Islamic law, he rebuked her: "We are not to question Shariah."

That's the guy manning the airport security desk.

In the New York Times, Maria Newman touched on Hasan's faith only obliquely: "He was single, according to the records, and he listed no religious preference." Thank goodness for that, eh? A neighbor in Texas says the major had "Allah" and "another word" pinned up in Arabic on his door. "Akbar" maybe? On Thursday morning he is said to have passed out copies of the Quran to his neighbors. He shouted in Arabic as he fired.

But don't worry: As the FBI spokesman assured us in nothing flat, there's no terrorism angle.

That's true, in a very narrow sense: Maj. Hasan is not a card-carrying member of the Texas branch of al-Qaida reporting to a control officer in Yemen or Waziristan. If he were, things would be a lot easier. But the same pathologies that drive al-Qaida beat within Maj. Hasan, too, and in the end his Islamic impulses trumped his expensive Western education, his psychiatric training, his military discipline — his entire American identity.

What happened to those men and women at Fort Hood had a horrible symbolism: Members of the best-trained, best-equipped fighting force on the planet gunned down by a guy who said a few goofy things no one took seriously. And that's the problem: America has the best troops and fiercest firepower, but no strategy for throttling the ideology that drives the enemy — in Afghanistan and in Texas.

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

Steyn is one of the great ones.

The Ft. Hood massacre was indeed terrorism, born by a Muslim. Regardless of what Obama may say, this was indeed a Muslim terrorist who shot over 40 people. He knew exactly what he was doing, and I’m sure has no remorse.

Those soldiers were killed or maimed and injured precisely because of their roles as defenders of US freedoms and upholders of the US Constitution.

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

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

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November 07, 2009

Muslim in Sheep's Clothing by Col Pappas

Muslim in Sheep's Clothing

by Col Pappas

Those watching events at Fort Hood have come face to face with the reality of Islamic jihad in America. No doubt excuses will explode with every possible defense of the indefensible, they tell us that Hasan was a patriotic American who because of harassment by some in the Army was forced to kill a dozen unsuspecting soldiers; and was therefore justified in his evil behavior. Those idiots are as evil and full of hatred as “terrorist” Hasan is. Patriotic?! Barbra Streisand! About as patriotic as Jane Fonda and John Kerry.

It should come as no surprise that arguments of that ilk will emanate from the political left. All the while Obama tries to spin it as GW Bush's fault, notwithstanding it was likely his “dithering” about Afghanistan that pushed Hasan over the top, one way or the other.

If memory serves one correctly, and it should, Obama apologized to the world for America's vigorous defense of itself. In that context, Hasan's expectations were evidently elevated to unrealistic heights and he subsequently felt betrayed that Muslim apologist and sympathizer Obama had not followed through on timely delivery of his oft stated pledge to immediately withdraw U.S. forces from the Republic of Iraq, to ostensibly focus on the “overseas contingency operation” in Afghanistan. A major but never mentioned issue for Islamists is the presence of foreign infidels in their “holy” lands. It was for that reason that the late (in my opinion) Osama bin Laden and his “friendly” band of jihadists opened the “holy” war against the “infidel,” “the great Satan” in the first place. Hasan is merely one of Osama’s mindless lemmings, and Obama a sympathizer, given Obama’s naturally spoken, “Muslim faith.”

Obama's “dithering” as it has been put, should come as no surprise given that he is likely stalling until after he receives the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to announce his decision, which incidentally may or may not be to increase force levels in Afghanistan. Consider this: how would it come across for Obama to commit additional forces to Afghanistan shortly before or at the same time he steps up to ‘kiss the rings” of the blithering idiots who awarded him the Prize?

In baseball parlance, Hasan’s was American jihadists' “strike one” in the “Ubeturass,” World Series

Semper Fidelis

Wild Thing's comment......

"Islamic jihad in America."......that is exactly what it was at Fort Hood. There should be more people forinstance in the media saying this.

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

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

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November 06, 2009

A Warning To All Americans by Naval Aviator, Commander Jerry Wilson

From Naval Aviator, Commander Jerry Wilson

We lived in California during the winters of 2007 and 2008. We became addicted to Fox News and watched O'Reilly and Hannity and Colmes every night. When we got back home, we upgraded our cable to get Fox. I watched the Presidential campaign very closely. Initially because I thought the Democrats would nominate Hillary Clinton and then in astonishment when they chose an even more hard-left candidate. All of last year I told everyone I could that Obama was not a Democrat, he was a Marxist. He is far to the left of any European leader and even our far left party, the NDP.

I read Saul Alinsky when I was in University. I studied him and his writing carefully. When Bill Ayers and his idiot wife were bombing and killing people at random in the Weather Underground. Weather Underground and the Black Panthers were closely allied. I read David Horowitz's account of changing from a Marxist to a conservative after seeing that the government was afraid to prosecute members of the Panthers for murdering his personal assistant. He suddenly understood the evil that Marxism really was.

After the student radicals failed in creating a Marxist revolution in the United States by violent means, they embraced Alinsky. You would be wise to read "Rules for Radicals" because it outlines how Hillary and Obama planned to get into power, and what they intended to do when they got it.

Socialism is not the correct descriptor for what Obama and the Democrats are doing. They are going to be much more far reaching than anything Sweden has ever been able to do. Obama is following Alinsky's plans, those set out in "Rules for Radicals" and his other writing. The Democrats are attempting to create one party rule in the U.S. and in achieving that, will create crisis after crisis by their own actions and use those crisis to nationalize the means of production in the U.S. You are in the middle of a communist revolution and few in the U.S. . can actually see it for what it truly is.

The U..S. is now on the path of financial destruction. The Constitution has been shredded and individual human rights are being trampled. In less than 8 months Obama has used a recession to take over the two largest industries in the U.S. He will debase the Dollar and is on the road to creating an incredible energy shortage that will allow him and Congress to take over the energy industry.

But by and large I think that by the 2010 elections, the Democrats will have gerrymandered electoral districts to the point that it will be impossible for them to lose control of both houses of Congress. The incredible increase in the money supply is going to create Zimbabwe and Venezuela style inflation, and with it, controls on the currency and the amount of money that can be taken out of the country.

I love America , I cannot believe how the ignorance of the American public has created a situation whereby they are going to lose their Republic and slip into an age of repression and tyranny.

I may be nuts, but so far I have been 100% in my predictions of what Obama was going to do, because I merely had to look at "Rules for Radicals" to see what was coming next.

I read Glenn Beck's book, "Common Sense" and in it re-read Thomas Paines pamphlet with the same name. I recommend the book.

When the storm finally hits (and it will), those of you who supported the Obama administration will be affected as well. It won't just be us gun owners or Flat-Taxers, or Pro-Lifers that get hit. You'll be right there next to us.
You all thought the Conservatives were nut cases. You know, all of us who believe in God, small government, the Second Amendment, etc. You thought you could just go back to sleep after the election was over. In your world, America will continue as before. You'll still have the same rights, the same nice house, the same big screen television. After all, your high school football team won and the other team lost - go team! Even if you have bothered to look up from the daily grind since Nov 4th, you dismissed everything that has occurred as "politics as usual-the same old stuff".

In the end, it'll all be OK won't it? Not this time.

There are a growing number of citizens in the US that are ready to fight to shut down the government's grab of personal freedom, it's blatant abuse of the constitution, and it's attempt to replace the American way of life with socialism. You have to listen carefully to hear them, but they are there. I won't start that fight, but when it goes down I will join it.

As for you, why, you'll be shocked because you didn't see it coming. And eventually you'll be saddened when you see that we have truly lost the way of life with which you grew up. You'll be saddened that your children and grandchildren live in a socialist, government-controlled gulag where their every movement from cradle to grave is tracked by the government. But most of all, you'll be saddened by the death of friends and relatives who are brave enough to fight and die for something they believe in.

You know, McCain wasn't much of a candidate. I'll give you that. He was the lesser of two evils for most of us. I don't blame you for not voting for him since, at the time, you didn't know what we all know now. But at least John McCain was an American. He was a supporter of the American way of life and he understood that you can't negotiate with terrorists. He understood and appreciated the sacrifice made by my father and other members of the Greatest Generation.

Mark my words friends. All across America groups are forming. They are forming out of anger and out of desperation at the thought of losing America .

They're not militia groups, terrorists as the Department of Homeland security would have you believe; they are Americans, loyal to the constitution. They are mothers and fathers and grandparents. They belong to groups like the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, the Peaceful Resistance, the Constitution Party, the Young Conservatives, the 9/12 Project, and Grassfire. Right now they are fragmented, each focused on their own cause.

But sometime in the next two years, our government is going to do something really stupid and these groups will come together. Watch for it, wait for it-get ready. It will happen.

When that event happens, whatever "it" is, our great country is going to plunge into chaos for a while.. I pray to God that we make it through that time and emerge a stronger, smarter country.

Naval Aviator, Commander
Jerry Wilson
Live Free or Die Fighting

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

We saw it so clearly that we couldn't believe that the rest of America couldn't see it too. And still there are so many blind to what is going on . don't understand is why people couldn't see it in these people before they voted for him and his buddies?? It was so evident that it was like a red flag waving before a bull.

Obama's every action has been to destroy the free market and republican principles of this nation. His every foreign policy move has weakened us.

It is his intent...it is all part of his fundamental change. He is a marxist ideologue and he, his adherants, and his handlers mean to destroy American as we have known it.

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

Horace Smith, Pvt. E-1, USAR

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October 24, 2009

Our Constitution is on Life Support

Our Constitution is on Life Support

by Mark Alexander

"Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." --Benjamin Franklin

That wise old sage, Ben Franklin, was prescient back in 1748, when he issued his simple Rx for success. Unfortunately, the wealth and wisdom of generations of Americans have been progressively supplanted by our central government's exercise of unconstitutional authority.

In regard to wealth, I refer most directly to our government's colossal spending and debt accumulation, and unlawful taxation.

As to wisdom, well, there's not much of that emerging from government-run school systems.

Having already depleted the wealth and wisdom of our great nation, the Obama juggernaut is determined to do likewise to health, that third prong of Franklin's trident. If successful, then we may rightly fear it as a deathblow to the greatest experiment in human history.

Where is Doctor Franklin when we really need him?

Simpletons across the United States and, indeed, the world, are beguiled by the Democrat health scare cacophony. While so much has been said, so too has so little. And, as we approach the seemingly inevitable passage of some such diabolical legislation, almost to a citizen everyone is screaming, "Stop the world, I want to get off!" Indeed, only elitist Democrats are charging full-steam ahead, constituents be damned.

Intentionally lost in all this noise is the Leftist tactic of drowning its opposition in waves of excessive and ever-changing health care minutia. With the devil being so well hidden in the details, this ensures that we remain distracted while Rule of Law is further usurped by the rule of man.

As Patriots, we are summoned to slice through this diversionary blather. And, to obtain proper analysis of this overarching objective, we must seek guidance from our founding documents, the Constitution of the United States of America and its superordinate document, the Declaration of Independence.

In a search of the Constitution, we find that the words "health," "medicine" or "medical" are mentioned -- drum roll please -- not even once: not within the original text, nor within 220 years of amendments. (A search of the Articles of Confederation yields similar results.)

To some, this exclusion indicates that the Founding Fathers were unconcerned about the health of their countrymen. But, supporters of this argument expose their condescension, and it is here mentioned to disabuse them of their disdain. For our Founding Fathers sacrificed so greatly for the birth of our nation -- in both blood and treasure -- that to posit such indifference does a great and grotesque disservice to their honor and their memory.

To others, this exclusion indicates that health care was mercifully omitted since medical care of the 1700s was so "primitive" that the cure often caused more harm than the ailment. They further argue that, given the foresight of modern medicine, our Founders would have surely incorporated universal health care within the Constitution. But, supporters of this argument expose their arrogance, and it is here mentioned to disabuse them of their haughtiness. For the medicine of our Founding Fathers was actually advanced in its day, just as the U.S. medicine of today is advanced, and just as tomorrow it will be thought primitive. This, of course, assumes that we successfully restore Rule of Law.

Alas, we discern seemingly little counsel from the Constitution.

And, as we turn to the Declaration, a search for the words "health," "medicine" or "medical" once more yields exactly zero results. Furthermore, the itemized grievances therein make nary a hint concerning health, even considering the "primitive" conditions discussed above.

Alack, we also discern seemingly little counsel from the Declaration.

However, neither do the Constitution nor the Declaration counsel us with direct verbiage concerning agriculture, textiles, construction and the whole raft of goods and services upon which those everyday necessities of food, clothing and shelter are stationed.

But, the Declaration does aver that all men are created equal, not of outcome but of opportunity; that they are endowed with the right to Life, not a guaranteed good life, not a guaranteed healthy life, but life with all of its miraculous potential; that they are endowed with a right to Liberty, the fusion of freedom and personal responsibility; and that they are endowed with a right to the pursuit of Happiness, the eclectic amalgamation of hopes and dreams and desires and necessities as defined by each individual -- not by faceless, nameless bureaucrats.

Furthermore, the Constitution's Preamble declares that its purpose is to establish Justice, the even-handed application of law to all citizens; to insure domestic Tranquility, the exclusion of class warfare; to promote (not provide) the general Welfare; and to secure the blessings of Liberty, there again, the fusion of freedom with personal responsibility.

So, our founding documents do guide us to proper health care legislation: for it is that which encompasses equality and liberty for consumers and providers alike; that which promotes life above death panels; that which encourages the medical hopes and dreams as defined by each individual; that which constrains, not magnifies, class warfare; and that which secures "the blessings of Liberty, to ourselves and our Posterity."

Anything more than this is an affront to constitutional order and Rule of Law. As Thomas Jefferson so keenly observed: "Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread." And, it takes little thought, or even imagination, to extend his estimation to the current health care debate.

The bottom line is that Article 1, Section 8 of our Constitution, which addresses powers of the legislature, never endowed Congress with authority to regulate or collect taxes for banking, mortgage or automaker bailouts. Neither does it present authority for them to subsidize production or service sectors such as health care. Indeed, James Madison wrote, "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents..."

Sadly, not one Democrat bill addresses "health care" so much as it seeks omnipotent centralized government power and control, the currency of the Left. However, the proposals certainly betray the Left's condescension and contempt for Rule of Law, along with their frontal assault upon our Essential Liberty.

Patriot Readers, the U.S. Constitution is on life support. To prevent it from flat-lining, we must exude high dudgeon, we must slice through the Left's onslaught of minutia, and we must surgically endeavor with our every thought and deed to restore a healthy Rule of Law.

Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis!

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

Great column by Mark Alexander. I hope there is some way to stop this madness of this husseincare bill. The courts or someone has got to.

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

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

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October 07, 2009

Hypocrisy Of The Radical Left-A Call To Action by By Dr. Alan Bates, M D.

Hypocrisy Of The Radical Left-A Call To Action

By Dr. Alan Bates, M D.

How could a radical minority be elected by Americans to run our government particularly when that minority embodies values which are the antithesis of our founding documents and their emphasis on personal liberty? Most Americans value honesty, integrity, and self-sufficiency, and care not one whet about controlling others' lives. But that is hardly the case with the Far Left which has reached critical mass in Congress and the Administration.

There are two reasons for this.

The first is that those of us who hold our religious beliefs, morality, integrity and hard work as our guiding principles have been relatively silent and non-confrontational, with the belief that since our values represent those of the majority and are protected by the Constitution, that it is virtually impossible to see those who loathe such values elected to government positions and then move to take away our freedoms which were hard-won two centuries ago and defended in several worldwide conflicts. THAT is complacency!

Just as significant is the harsh reality that the values of the majority which made America a nation of dreams and opportunities have been increasingly challenged by individuals and groups who are opportunists in a perverse sense, waiting to take advantage of others through the development of various mechanisms of control. These consist of indoctination of the poor and uneducated, as well as redevelopment of school curricula which is (no longer not so subtly) designed to indocrinate our children so that they will submit to the far Left agenda as adults. Why have math, science and reading test scores of American children fallen behind those of other industrialized nations over the past two decades? For the Left this is all about CONTROL of others through destruction of capitalism and its incentives for personal success which have empowered America to become the strongest nation economically and militarily bar none

I cannot recall during my lifetime seeing our government dominated by those so at odds with the long-held values of the American majority. But after spending decades dumbing down our schools and gaining the support of the poor and uneducated largely through control of the major media, the Monster has taken control in Washington. Their hidden agenda is more obvious as each day passes.

For those of you who 'figured things would work out' and have looked the other way, your complacency in the face of insidious radicalism now permits these threats to your personal freedoms which are being systematcially attacked through very organized efforts at both the governmental and non- governmental levels. Witness the Democratic leadership threatening to force upon Americans unwanted and destructive government-controlled healthcare and energy legislation via 'reconciliation' (what a misnomer!). Witness the huge number of powerful 'czars' created by Obama without Congressional oversight, most of them former revolutionaries or off-the-wall weirdos with a personal agenda. Witness the Administration's naïve approach in dealing with Iran and the Taliban.

Witness the Attorney General playing a game of double jeopardy with CIA operatives who were already exonerated after investigations into 'torture' of captured terrorists. Witness the ACLU seeking to destroy religious expression in all public venues. And the list goes on.

Even after the Left's failed social engineering programs designed for redistribution of wealth through the mortgage markets led to the worst economic and financial collapse since the Great Depression, and even with the struggling Social Security and Medicare programs on the brink of failure because of their bloated bureaucracy and systematic looting of the Social Security "Trust Fund" for pork-barrel spending projects---yes, even after all this the Left presents us with unconvincing and hollow excuses buttressed by outright lies as to why we should allow them to overhaul and control the nation's entire healthcare system and our energy utilization.

Most of us know these issues would be best resolved and funded OUTSIDE the federal government as Conservatives have proposed. But the Congressional leadership is so dishonest that it will not so much as acknowledge the Republicans' affordable proposals through private sector intiatives as it 'interferes' with the their carefully orchestrated plans to ulimately control every part of our personal lives.

The time is NOW that believers in freedom, honesty, hard work, and charity stand up to the misrepresentations and lies of the Far Left and their abuse of powers which are not even sanctioned by our founding documents. Americans who have scoffed at conspiracy theories (including myself), or simply looked the other way, must now be vigilant and take every opportunity available to restore our government 'for the people and by the people' or we will very soon find ourselves as subjects of a tyrannical government.

The 2010 elections are critical, but until then we must increase our support for those Congressmen and media outlets which stand by our principles and boycott the rest. Are you willing to take a stand to save our children from the tyranny which opportunistically and insidiously waits in the wings?

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

Excellent article by Dr. Bates.

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

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

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September 30, 2009

Netanyahu’s Quiet Success by Daniel Pipes

Netanyahu’s Quiet Success – by Daniel Pipes


Almost unnoticed, Binyamin Netanyahu won a major victory last week when Barack Obama backed down on a signature policy initiative. This about-face suggests that U.S.-Israel relations are no longer headed for the disaster I have been fearing.

Four months ago, the new U.S. administration unveiled a policy that suddenly placed great emphasis on stopping the growth in Israeli “settlements.” (A term I dislike but use here for brevity’s sake.) Surprisingly, American officials wanted to stop not just residential building for Israelis in the West Bank but also in eastern Jerusalem, a territory legally part of Israel for nearly thirty years.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched the initiative on May 27, announcing that the president of the United States “wants to see a stop to settlements – not some settlements, not outposts, not natural growth exceptions,” adding for good measure, “And we intend to press that point.” On June 4, Obama weighed in: “The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. … It is time for these settlements to stop.” A day later, he reiterated that “settlements are an impediment to peace.” On June 17, Clinton repeated: “We want to see a stop to the settlements.” And so on, in a relentless beat.

Focusing on settlements had the inadvertent but predictable effect of instantly impeding diplomatic progress. A delighted Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority responded to U.S. demands on Israel by sitting back and declaring that “The Americans are the leaders of the world. … I will wait for Israel to freeze settlements.” Never mind that Abbas personally had negotiated with six Israeli prime ministers since 1992, each time without an offer to stop building settlements: why should he now demand less than Obama?

In Israel, Obama’s diktat prompted a massive popular swing away from him and toward Netanyahu. Further, Netanyahu’s offer of even temporary limitations on settlement growth in the West Bank prompted a rebellion within his Likud Party, led by the up-and-coming Danny Danon.

Poster showing Barak Obama in Arab headdress, seen in downtown Jerusalem on June 14, 2009.

The geniuses of the Obama administration eventually discerned that this double hardening of positions was dooming their naïve, hubristic plan to settle the Arab-Israeli conflict within two years. The One’s reconciliation with reality became public on Sept. 22 at a “summit” he sponsored with Abbas and Netanyahu (really, a glorified photo opportunity). Obama threw in the towel there, boasting that “we have made progress” toward settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and offering as one indication that Israelis “have discussed important steps to restrain settlement activity.”

Those eight words of muted praise for Netanyahu’s minimal concessions have major implications:

■Settlements no longer dominate U.S.-Israel relations but have reverted back to their usual irritating but secondary role.

■Abbas, who keeps insisting on a settlement freeze as though nothing has chaed, suddenly finds himself the odd man out in the triangle.

■The center-left faction of the Obama administration (which argues for working with Jerusalem), as my colleague Steven J. Rosen notes, has defeated the far-left faction (which wants to squeeze the Jewish state).

Ironically, Obama supporters have generally recognized his failure while critics have tended to miss it. A Washington Post editorial referred to the Obama administration’s “miscalculations” and Jonathan Freedland, a Guardian columnist, noted that “Obama’s friends worry that he has lost face in a region where face matters.”

In contrast, Obama critics focused on his announcing, just one day after the mock summit, that “America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements” – a formulaic reiteration of long-established policy that in no way undoes the concession on settlements. Some of those I admire most missed the good news: John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, stated that Obama “put Israel on the chopping block,” while critics within the Likud Party accused Netanyahu of having “prematurely celebrated” an American policy shift. Not so. Policy winds can always change, but last week’s capitulation to reality has the hallmarks of a lasting course correction.

I have repeatedly expressed deep worries about Obama’s policy versus Israel, so when good news does occur (and this is the second time of late), it deserves recognition and celebration. Hats off to Bibi – may he have further successes in nudging U.S. policy onto the right track.

Next on the agenda: the Middle East’s central issue, namely, Iran’s nuclear buildup.

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

BiBi Netanyahu is a good man and he loves his country. This is an excellent article by Daniel Pipes.
Obama better chill out on his demands to BiBi. I am so fed up with Obama threatening anyone that does not do what he wants or speaks the truth about him.

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

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

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Where History Gets Weird

Where History Gets Weird

American Thinker

By Mark Butterworth

Barack and Michelle Obama find themselves in an odd psychological trap with Bill Ayers. It finally appears that Jack Cashill's landmark work in exposing the real authorship of Barack Obama's books, has found corroboration in "Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage," by Christopher Andersen.

The weight and plausibility of Cashill's findings of similarity between Ayer's writing and Obama's first autobiography were substantial, but now appears confirmed by Andersen.

Cashill quotes Andersen: With the deadline pressing, Michelle recommended that Barack seek advice from "his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers."

To flesh out his family history, Obama had taped interviews with various family members. Andersen writes, "These oral histories, along with a partial manuscript and a truckload of notes, were given to Ayers."

This brings up a curious and odd psychological situation for the Obamas. They have become rich through the work of the white Ayers. Work that Barack Obama could never have succeeded at alone.

In fact, any study of B. Obama's own writing (what little there is), his speeches, and his extemporaneous manner of speaking demonstrate a singular lack of originality in expression, analogy, analysis, precision, concision, metaphor, and figurative language. Obama is hopelessly dull in prose and gassy in speech.

His second book, The Audacity of Hope, better illustrates Obama's tin ear, verbosity, pomposity, and dullness than the Ayer's penned Dreams From My Father, based as it is on his unfocused and platitudinous speeches.

There are meta-ironies wedged into the fact of Obama's wealth from the sale of his first book for he and Michelle.

Let's take Michelle first.

James Lewis noted in 2008: ". . . Barack and Michelle seem to suffer from real feelings of inferiority. Michelle is a Princess of Privilege -- Princeton University, Harvard Law School and her 300K job today. And yet, she tells us that she spent years feeling bad about being black in America, as she told the world in her undergraduate thesis, at the very time when blacks are moving ahead faster than ever before in human history."

Michelle wrote in her thesis introduction, "My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'blackness' than ever before," and that "I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong. Regardless of the circumstances underwhich (sic) I interact with whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be black first and a student second."

At best, she prophesied for herself a marginal future - "further integration and/or assimilation into a white cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant."

She has proven to be resentful over the fact that her accomplishments have come through affirmative action and not merit as when told in high school she wouldn't qualify for an Ivy League college because her test scores weren't high enough, and later had trouble with the Illinois bar exam.

A lot of colleges like Princeton also do a bang up job of making sure that minority students (who have included Obama and Sotomayor) never bond early on with whites students by holding separate orientation sessions for them, thus further encouraging any sense of alienation and separateness they feel.

All of Michelle's adult achievements have come through whites. The Ivy League colleges, the law firm she worked at, and then the University of Chicago. The same is true for Barack.

As for Barack, he is half-white and raised as a relatively privileged white boy except for his time in Indonesia when he was bullied for being culturally different and black .

Culturally, though, Barack is white. He learned to think, observe, speak, and imagine life through white culture and family. His life story is the unrelenting quest to purge all that whiteness from himself that he might assume the mantle of his coal black father, and ascend to lead his "people" (the oppressed) to freedom and prosperity out of the hateful clutches of the White Man.

The way for Barack to escape the problem of thinking "white" was to adopt Marxism as a way out of his dilemma: a black who'd been raised white. He now saw the world in purely class and racial terms.

Yet, everything he is and became depended on whites. His privileged education, his community work, his law firm and professorship - all provided by whites.

And Bill Ayers, whose help in Obama's adult life remains hidden to a large extent, has nonetheless been critical. Especially for the money conscious Michelle who complained $600 from a tax rebate to folks was only good enough for a decent pair of earrings, and spends $540 for a pair of fashionable sneakers (or kicks).

"You're getting $600. What can you do with that? Not to be ungrateful or anything. . . And then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings."

The Obamas, both of them, have been accused of being racists. Barack for his Marxist sentiments and worldview, his association with the vicious Rev. Wright ("white people's greed runs a world in need" which he wholeheartedly endorsed vuia 20 years' regular attendance), the remark of his grandmother being "a typical white person", comments in his books, "that's just how white folks' will do ya", and his classic explanation to a group of rich, elite whites how their low class brethren in Pennsylvania are "bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment".

But, some will say, the Obamas are surrounded by whites, they have white friends, they've always worked and played with whites. They can't be racists.

Liberals think that white racists, KKKers must hate all blacks. That's not how it works. A person can very much like, enjoy, work with individuals of other races without any difficulty, but find collective fault or general dislike for another race as a whole.

Barack gives Bill Ayers and the other whites of his circle a pass because they have transcended membership in an evil class of people by despising their own race as much as people from other races and cultures do. Marxists and liberals deracinate themselves in the eyes of people like the Obamas; just as people like Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne, Sammy Davis Junior, Louis Armstrong, and numerous other blacks seemed deracinated and non-threatening to whites throughout the 50's and 60's.

Barack likes individual whites like David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, and so on, but he is filled with rage at whites in general for all that went wrong with his childhood, his abandonment by his father, and so forth; whereas Michelle was raised with a chip on her shoulder in white-run Chicago, marinated in the resentments and attitudes of Jesse Jackson and his ilk to blame everything wrong with blacks on slavery and unrelenting, ever oppressive racism of whitey.

Many critics of Obama have observed that the narcissistic Barack appears to be a compulsive liar. Part of that pathology, though, appears to be his ability to convince himself of things that never were.

He loves to repeat his life story in hopes of inspiring others how he was abandoned by his father at the age of two and managed to become President of the United States. Which is no mean achievement. Yet, the facts are that after his birth, his mother never lived with Barack Sr. again. Instead, his mother moved with their newborn baby a mere fifteen days after his birth to Seattle to go to school there.

Barack never knew his father at all. Not even as an infant or toddler.

Granted that his story of abandonment at age two is sad enough that it hardly needs embellishment, still, we see a crumb of pathos in that additional, fictional amount of time that says, "I did know my dad a little for a tiny little while." Kind of like, "we at least had Hawaii for a brief time together."

But he didn't even have that.

So here we have Barack -- raised by whites, protected and privileged by whites, guided by whites, funded by whites, managed by whites, and finally, elected by whites. And someone who has turned all his inner rage into a diatribe against the society of whites and its free markets, liberties, government, culture, traditions, and beliefs.
And we have Michelle, affirmed by whites, promoted by whites, enriched by whites, and angry that all her success came, not from her own community, but as spoils from condescending whites, liberal guilt and noblesse oblige to less brilliant "coloreds" such as herself.

Think of what they owe Bill Ayers and the trust they've placed in him. He could spill the beans of what he's done for them at any time, but he won't. Obama is his Manchurian Candidate, his Trojan horse, his Quisling for Marxism and the ruin of white America.

But Obama can't destroy America anymore than Wilson, FDR, Jimmy Carter could. He can damage it, but never transform it, which means Obama fails, retires to private life like Jimmy Carter. He can certainly enrich himself as an ex-President as Bill Clinton has done, but underneath it all there lingers the sub-conscious knowledge for he and Michelle that it all began with a lie, unearned wealth, and white privilege.

This is history being weird.

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

Good article about Obama and Michelle, the implications are mind boggling.

Obama has done NOTHING in his ‘career’ other than be a minority. He brings nothing himself to the table. Obama never had to “adopt” Marxism-—he was in essence a red diaper baby who heard a steady stream of anti-American and anti-capitalist opprobrium from Gramps Dunham, Frank Davis, and Mommy Dearest, Stanley Ann.

He gravitated to the radicals and Marxists in school because he was just like them from the get-go. In fact, he could have given them lessons about how rotten capitalism was.

And, of course, Trinity UNC was just one more stop on the radical Marxist highway. The stuff Wright preached was standard fare for Barack Obama ...it was what he knew and what he has always believed.

Think of what they owe Bill Ayers and the trust they’ve placed in him. He could spill the beans of what he’s done for them at any time, but he won’t. Obama is his Manchurian Candidate, his Trojan horse, his Quisling for Marxism and the ruin of white America.

"But Obama can't destroy America anymore than Wilson, FDR, Jimmy Carter could. He can damage it, but never transform it, which means Obama fails, retires to private life like Jimmy Carter."

This at the end is the only thing I disagree with. Obama is dangerous much more then the others they are listed in the statement. He has done more in less then a year to mess with our Constitution then the others did and he has only begun. But the rest of the article is excellent.

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

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

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September 29, 2009

An Enfeebled Obama by Caroline B. Glick

An enfeebled Obama

By Caroline B. Glick

If Zbigniew Brzezinski had his way, the US would go to war against Israel to defend Iran's nuclear installations. In an interview with the Daily Beast website last weekend, the man who served as former President Jimmy Carter's national security advisor said, "They IAF fighter jets] have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch? We have to be serious about denying them that right. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not."

Brzezinski has long distinguished himself as one of the most outspoken Israel haters in polite circles in Washington. Under normal circumstances, his remarks could be laughed off as the ravings of a garden variety anti-Semite. But these are not normal circumstances. Brzezinski served as a senior foreign policy advisor to President Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign, and his views are not terribly out of place among Obama's senior advisors in the White House. In an interview in 2002, Samantha Powers, who serves as a senior member of Obama's national security council, effectively called for the US to invade Israel in support of the Palestinians.

The fact of the matter is that Brzezinski's view is in line with the general disposition of Obama's foreign policy. Since entering office, Obama has struck a hard line position against Israel while adopting a soft, even apologetic line toward Iran and its allies.

For eight months, Obama has sought to force Israel to the wall. He has loudly and repeatedly ordered the Netanyahu government to prevent all private and public construction for Jews in Israel's capital city and its heartland in order to facilitate the eventual mass expulsion of Jews from both areas which he believes ought to become part of a Jew-free Palestinian state.

Until this week, Obama conditioned the resumption of negotiations towards peace between Israel and the Palestinians on such a prohibition of Jewish building and so encouraged Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas to further radicalize his positions towards Israel. Until Obama came around Abbas had no problem negotiating with Israeli leaders while Jews were building homes and schools and other structures in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. But with Obama requiring a freeze of all such construction, Abbas made clear in an interview with the Washington Post in May that he couldn't talk to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu without looking like a sellout.

At the same time, Obama made no equivalent demands of the Palestinians. He did not precondition talks on freezing illegal Arab construction in Jerusalem, or dismantling the Aksa Martyrs terrorist group, or even simply on setting aside the Palestinian demand that Israel release convicted terrorists from its prisons. To the contrary, he has energetically supported the establishment of a Palestinian unity government between Fatah and Hamas - which the US State Department has since 1995 designated as a foreign terrorist organization to which US citizens, including the US President are required by law to give no quarter.

As for Iran, during his meeting with Netanyahu in May, Obama gave the clear impression that the Iranian regime had until September to accept his offer to negotiate the disposition of its nuclear installations. But it is now September, and in its belated response to Obama's generous offer of engagement, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's regime rejected the terms of Obama's engagement out of hand. Obama did not retaliate by taking his offer to negotiate off the table or - perish at the thought - working to implement the sanctions he pledged would follow an Iranian rejection of his open hand. Instead, Obama announced that he is sending a senior US official to meet with the Iranians on October 1. And with that announcement, any residual doubt that Obama is willing to live in a world in which Iran is armed with nuclear weaponry dissipated completely.

In the meantime, in his address to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday and in his remarks at his meeting with Netanyahu and Abbas on Tuesday, Obama made clear that, in the words of former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton, he has "put Israel on the chopping block." He referred to Israeli communities located beyond the 1949 armistice lines as "illegitimate." Moreover, Obama explained that Israel can no longer expect US support for its security if it doesn't bow to his demand that it surrender all of the land it has controlled since 1967.

Apparently it is immaterial to the US leader that if Israel fulfilled his demand, the Jewish state would render itself defenseless against enemy attack and so embolden its neighbors to invade. That is, it matters not to Obama that were Israel to fulfill his demand, the prospect of an Arab war against Israel would rise steeply. The fact that Obama made these deeply antagonistic statements about Israel at the UN in itself exposes his hostility towards the country. The UN's institutional hostility towards Israel is surpassed only by that of the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

So given Obama's positions towards Israel on the one hand and Iran and its allies on the other, it seems clear enough that the logical endpoint of Obama's policies would look something like Brzezinski's recommended course of action. Moreover, Obama's foreign policy as a whole makes it fairly easy to imagine him ordering the US military to open hostilities against a US ally to defend a US adversary - even as that adversary goes out of its way to humiliate Obama personally and the US in general.

Since Obama took office, he has been abandoning one US ally after another while seeking to curry favor with one US adversary after another. At every turn, America's allies - from Israel to Honduras, to Columbia, South Korea, and Japan to Poland and the Czech Republic - have reacted with disbelief and horror to his treachery. And at every turn, America's adversaries - from Iran to Venezuela to North Korea and Russia - have responded with derision and contempt to his seemingly obsessive attempts to appease them.

The horror Obama has instilled in America's friends and the contempt he has evoked from its enemies have not caused him to change course. The fact that his policies throughout the world have already failed to bring a change in the so-called international community's treatment of the US has not led him to reconsider those policies. As many Western Europeans have begun to openly acknowledge, the man they once likened to the messiah is nothing but a politician — and a weak, bungling one at that. Even Britain's Economist is laughing at him. But Obama is unmoved by any of this, and as his speech at the UN General Assembly made clear, he is moving full speed ahead in his plans to subordinate US foreign policy to the UN.

Obama's stubborn insistence on advancing his feckless foreign policy in the face of its already apparent colossal failure is of a piece with his unswerving commitment to his domestic agenda in spite of its apparent colossal failure. Obama's economic stimulus package failed to stimulate the US economy and increased the US's economic deficit to heights undreamed of by his predecessors. His nationalization of major US corporations like General Motors, his cash-for-clunkers program to stimulate the US auto industry and his massive encroachments on the banking and financial industries have done nothing to increase economic growth in the US and indeed, unemployment has reached generational highs. And yet, rather than reconsider his belief in vastly expanding the size of the federal government's control over the private sector, Obama has insistently pushed for further governmental control over the US economy - most notably in his drive to transform the US health care industry.

Both Obama's supporters and his opponents have claimed that his presidency may well stand or fall on his ability to pass a health care reform law in the coming months. But the fact of the matter is that if he succeeds in passing such a law, his success will be a Pyrrhic victory because Obama has promised that his plan will do the impossible, and therefore it will unquestionably fail. Obama has promised that the health care plan he supports will increase access to health services and improve their quality, but simultaneously will not increase the size of the federal deficit or be funded with tax hikes - and this is impossible. Obama's health care plan will fail either to pass into law, or if it becomes law, it will fail to live up to his promises.

Obama's failures in both foreign and domestic policy have weakened him politically. His response to this newfound weakness has been to put himself into the public eye seemingly around the clock.

Apparently the thinking behind the move is that while Obama's policies are unpopular, Obama's personal popularity remains high, so if he personalizes his policies, it will become more difficult for his opponents to argue against them.

But alasm this policy too has failed. The more Obama exposes himself, the less he is able to leverage his personal celebrity into political power.

The question for the US's spurned allies in general -- and for Israel in particular — is whether we are better off with a politically strong Obama or a politically weak Obama. Given that the general thrust of his foreign policy is detrimental to our interests, America's allies are best served by a weak Obama. Already this week Israel benefitted from his weakness. It was Obama's weakness that dictated his need to stage a photo-op with Netanyahu and Abbas at the UN. And it was this need — to be seen as doing something productive — that outweighed Obama's desire to put the screws on Israel by preconditioning talks with a freeze on Jewish construction. So Obama was forced to relent at least temporarily and Netanyahu won his first round against Obama.

During a television interview this week Senator John McCain was asked for his opinion of Brzezinski's recommendation that the US shoot down IAF jets en route to Iran in a hypothetical Israeli airstrike against Iran's nuclear installations. He responded with derisive laughter. And indeed, the notion that the US would go to war against Israel to protect Iran's nuclear installations is laughably absurd.

The weaker Obama becomes politically, the more readily Democrats and liberal reporters alike will acknowledge that attacking US allies while scraping and bowing before US foes is a ridiculous strategy for foreign affairs. Certainly no self-proclaimed realist can defend a policy based on denuding the US of its power and forsaking a US-based international system for one dictated by its foes.

It is true that a weakened Obama will seek to win cheap points by putting the squeeze on Israel. But it is also true that the weaker Obama becomes, the less capable he will be of carrying through on his bullying threats against Israel and against fellow democracies around the world.

Brzezinski: Shoot Down Israeli Planes If They Attack Iran


Zbigniew Brzezinski, who enthusiastically campaigned for U.S. President Barack Obama, has called on the president to shoot down Israeli planes if they attack Iran. “

"They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?” said the former national security advisor to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in an interview with the Daily Beast. Brzezinski, who served in the Carter administration from 1977 to 1981, is currently a professor of American foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Maryland.

“We have to be serious about denying them that right,” he said. “If they fly over, you go up and confront them.

His enthusiasm for President Obama has waned in the past several months. He recently told a London-based newspaper that the United States may be "sliding into a deeper conflict with various segments of the world of Islam ” because of the president’s failure to carry out his promises to the Muslim world.

Brzezinski said the Obama administration is "diddling around" in trying to reach an “evasive compromise” between Israel and the Arab world.

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

Israel should drop this Brzezinski out of a plane along with bombs when they bomb Iran.

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

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

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September 27, 2009

"'Too Big to Fail?" by Mark Alexander

'Too Big to Fail?

by Mark Alexander

Patriot Post. us

"There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." --George Washington
"An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself... A murderer is less to fear." --Marcus Tullius Cicero

As reported two weeks ago in *The Patriot Post* (and practically nowhere else), Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of the legality of the Obama-forced bankruptcy of Chrysler, LLC.

Mourdock is petitioning the Court to rule on Barack Obama's blatant disregard of the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, which explicitly authorizes Congress, and *not* the president, to determine bankruptcy laws. In particular, Mourdock is challenging the president's unashamed indifference to more than 220 years of bankruptcy precedent, which puts senior, or secured, creditors ahead of junior, or unsecured, creditors during bankruptcy proceedings.

With regard to the latter, BO unilaterally declared a 55 percent ownership stake for the UAW, a junior creditor, and he donated a 20 percent ownership stake to non-creditor and non-investor Italian automobile maker Fiat, which was also given options for an additional 15 percent. (Fiat exchanged not even one penny for its ownership stake or options, and the jury is still out as to the politics behind that unsavory deal.)

Adding insult to injury, BO announced that he would bestow senior creditors only 29 cents on the dollar for their bond holdings. From the onset of this fiasco, the largest senior creditors, representing $6.6 billion, calculated Chrysler's value to be at least 90 cents on the dollar. Other private and public senior creditors, representing $300 million, along with private analysts, concurred. Even Chrysler itself argued that it was worth more than 29 cents per dollar.

But, when BO and his Treasury thugs held firm, everyone prepared to do battle in bankruptcy court. Then, one morning, the largest senior creditors withdrew their opposition. In an act of cowardice, California and Michigan public funds decided to play along with Obama's scheme, so as not to jeopardize potential federal bailout moneys.

Only Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock, fiduciary of three relatively small Indiana public funds ($45 million total invested in Chrysler bonds), stood firm.

During the discovery phase, under threats and intimidation from the "tolerant" Left, Mourdock documented how the largest senior creditors had changed position because Obama officials had assured them overnight, Chicago-style, that they were "too big to fail," and that their substantial losses as Chrysler bondholders would be recovered through other government programs.

While a stay to prevent the Obama-forced bankruptcy was eventually rejected by the full Supreme Court, no ruling was ever made based upon the legal merits of the case. Hence, the appeal.

Of course, this is not the only instance where BO (and George W. Bush before him) has, with a Democrat-controlled Congress, used the "too big to fail" ploy. Banking, investing, insurance and mutual funds are other economic sectors that have also been usurped over the last 12 months by Big Brother.

While each of these events, in and of itself, has been devastating to our liberty and our pursuit of happiness, they have been mere tactics in an end-game strategy -- that of engendering Democrats themselves as too big to fail.

Obama's disregard of the Constitution is also evident in his naming of some 30 so-called czars, policy coordinators who usurp even Democrat-controlled congressional constitutional authority, bypassing the budgetary responsibilities of the House of Representatives and the advice-and-consent responsibilities of the Senate.

With Leftist Democrats in control of the House and with a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate (and an occasionally traitorous Republican), Democrats are ramming through legislation unwanted by the American public (Card Check, Cap-and-Tax, government-run health care). In addition, they are stonewalling certain investigations and pursuing others so as to suit their immediate political needs.

More egregiously, Leftist Democrats are surreptitiously scheming to legalize 30 million illegal aliens and to force same-day voter registration across the country, thereby allowing them to convert these freshly minted "citizens" into millions of new Democrat votes.

Another dire consequence of this veto-proof Senate majority is that Democrats are packing our courts with "living Constitution" judges. Unlike Democrat hero Franklin D. Roosevelt's efforts to pack the Supreme Court directly, this modern Democrat tactic seeks to stock the appellate court level. After all, little attention is paid to appellate nominees, and appellate courts can be altered more stealthily than can the Supreme Court.

Significantly, packing the appellate level furnishes Democrats with a layer of insulation between their election-stealing shenanigans and the Supreme Court. If, for example, informed and patriotic voters were able to file suit over a rigged election (quite challenging and expensive, in and of itself), these "living documenters" could stymie or accelerate appeals, depending upon which rulings would support the desired outcome.

The fulcrum of this too-big-to-fail strategy is Obama's coercion of his own party members, especially those vulnerable in the 2010 elections. First, consider the frustration and outrage displayed during the August congressional recess. Then, consider Democrat incumbents' disdain and mockery of constituents who dared to challenge their Leftist agenda. Under "normal" circumstances, the prognosis for such an incumbent would be very dark. Alas, these are not normal days.

Be it by persuasion or coercion, every vulnerable Democrat is being forced to march in Leftist lock-step, to walk the plank on each and every piece of legislation, and, ultimately, to vote in favor of immigrant legalization and same-day voter registration to garner the ensuing millions of voters.

Couple these tactics and advantages with ACORN's illegal get-out-the-vote efforts, BO's hundreds of millions in campaign fund dollars, and the Democrat shakedown of industries and companies around the world, and the 2010 Democrat congressional candidates would appear to be positioned as "too big to fail."

Team Obama, however, lacks one major element in their nefarious conniving -- the truth. Indeed, it is their brazen lying, half-truths and obfuscations, which have awakened the sleeping giant of American Patriotism.

We are a generous and tolerant nation, the greatest in the history of mankind. We have freed other nations and peoples from tyrannies and oppressions, and we have done so at great cost of our blood and treasure. But, we have reached the limit with Obamanism, this nascent American Communism.

While *The Patriot Post's* motto, Veritas Vos Liberabit, takes its inspiration from John 8:32, "The truth shall set you free," as Ronald Reagan noted, "There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."
And, Edmund Burke once noted, "All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing."
George Washington urged, "We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times."

Are Obama and his Democrat minions too big to fail? I say, emphatically, NO! Indeed, they already are failures.

Still, there is much to be done to save our Republic. To paraphrase Thomas Paine, freedom is being hunted, reason is considered as rebellion and the slavery of fear makes men afraid to think. Fortunately, as Paine further observed, "[S]uch is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing."

If we continue to shine the light of Truth, we may yet force these Leftist cockroaches to scurry for cover. Let us pray for Almighty God's guidance. Let us roll up our sleeves and extend to our posterity proof that we were worthy of the title "American."

Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis!

Mark Alexander....his bio is also great and interesting

Publisher, PatriotPost.US

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

What an awesome column.

God bless Richard Mourdock and I hope and pray the Supreme Court does the right thing.

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

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

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September 22, 2009

Vietistan by Bruce Walker


By Bruce Walker

American Thinker

Barack Obama and the Democrats spent years defaming the national security policy of the United States during a time of war. This opposition transcends criticism of policy or attacks on President Bush. Senator Reid, while our troops were in the field, pronounced the Iraq War lost. Other Democrat senators equating the conduct of our soldiers with Nazis or with rogue forces that bombed villages. The Democratic Party feted such surreal conspiracy freaks as Michael Moore and appointed anti-American Marxists like Van Jones to important federal offices. "Bush lied, People died" bumper stickers popped up like ugly pimples on the back of countless vehicles in America. Our current Secretary of State essentially called General Petraeus a liar, without the slightest evidence.

Now, as Jeremiah Wright put it, "the chickens have come home to roost." The Democrats, indeed, those Democrats most vociferously hostile to our military forces and their commanders, now run Washington. They control not only the Executive Branch but also have comfortable, filibuster-proof majorities in both houses of Congress. President Obama and his party also have complete responsibility for what happens in our war on global terrorism.

Iraq, despite the protestations of Democrats in the years in which Bush was president, was in pretty good shape when Obama took office. The policies of President Bush, ultimately, prevailed. There are many things he might have done differently in Iraq and in other parts of the Middle East (overthrowing the terrorist sponsor, Syria, at the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom comes to mind; giving all support short of direct military intervention to the Iranian freedom movement also would have been smart.) The salient fact, though, is this: under Bush, America was never attacked by terrorists and under Bush we did end the regime of a monstrous, anti-American thug in Baghdad. We also held Afghanistan and routed al-Qaeda there. The strategic strategy of Bush was similar to the strategic strategy of Reagan in the Cold War: we win, they lose.

Large numbers of Obama supporters, however, do not think that America should win the strategic war on terrorism. They blame the CIA more than al-Qaeda for the dangers in the world today. They view anti-American tyrants in Venezuela and Iran as democratically elected leaders, rather than the American people, as the heroes on the world stage. As Jeanne Kirkpatrick, a Democrat herself, said at the 1980 Republican Convention "They always blame America first." Nothing, really, has changed. Carter, toward the end of his presidency, seems to have "discovered" that Soviet Communism was aggressive, amoral, and armed. Teddy Kennedy, so recently eulogized for having done, really, nothing, visited with the Kremlin behind the back of President Reagan to try to weaken Reagan politically. LBJ learned the hard way just how hostile to American success many of his fellow Democrats could be.

During the Vietnam War, there were several thoughtful options. Was it in our strategic interest to stop Communism in Vietnam? Maybe so and maybe not. France was a SEATO member and the former colonial ruler of Indochina. Why was it not the duty of France to keep South Vietnam free? Britain was another SEATO member, yet our ally ignored its treaty obligations and even traded with North Vietnam. There was a reasonable argument that America should have stayed away from Vietnam and preserved our military strength and national will for threats which addressed us more directly.

Barry Goldwater advocated fighting the war, but using our overwhelming superiority in the air and at sea to directly attack North Vietnam. Our Iowa class battleships could hit almost any target in North Vietnam with very accurate sixteen inch naval gun shells at no risk of American lives (and we had four such battleships.) Mining Haiphong Harbor, through which the majority of North Vietnamese supplies came, could have been done without any risk of American lives. The suppression of air defenses by naval guns could have given our air forces the ability to disrupt or destroy almost everything of military or economic value in North Vietnam.

Instead, Lyndon Johnson valued international opinion, the support of fellow Democrats, and the fear of Soviet power more than he did the lives of the hundreds of thousands of conscripted ground troops that he sent into South Vietnam to try to win a guerrilla war in difficult terrain. Even worse, he crippled the operational actions of our ground troops by requiring White House clearance for artillery strikes and placing certain sanctuaries off limits. We bled because of his craven incompetence. We lost a war which we either should not have fought or should have fought and won.

It looks like Lyndon Baines Obama is about to repeat the mistakes of his Democrat predecessor. If our goal is to win in Afghanistan, then we should win. Obama should whip Democrats into support or silence. He should reach across the aisle to Republicans. He ought to apologize, even if indirectly, for demonizing President Bush and his war on terror. Obama shows no inclination to do either of those things.

If he is going to keep American troops in Afghanistan, those brave men and women deserve a commander-in-chief who is willing himself to make sacrifices for them. He should do what the military leaders in the region feel is necessary. He should explain to the American people our mission and our goals. He should speak of Afghanistan as part of "our common and united war on global terrorism." He should publicly insist our NATO allies to keep their forces, whether military or noncombatant in Afghanistan for practical and psychological reasons.

He won't. Obama will not withdraw from Afghanistan, but he will not really try to win. Like four decades ago, Americans serving their nation will be led by a leader who will not lead. Like forty decades ago, our brave countrymen will be killed and maimed for no purpose greater than the political cynicism of a corrupt politician. Obama will have his Vietistan and those who risk their lives for us will pay the price.

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

The left has never seen a war that they wanted to win.

RAC said it well!

"It's always nice to know that our corrupt politicians are more than willing to hide behind the dead bodies of our military which they hate so much. War is started by politicians, waged by the military, and ultimately decided by politicians. This is so wrong!"

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

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

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam

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September 13, 2009

"We've Figured Him Out" by Ben Stein

As President Barack Obama's poll rating head south, Ben Stein explains why in The American Spectator:
Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed?

Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

They ignored his anti-white writings in his books. They ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister, Jeremiah Wright.

They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student. They ignored his ultra-left record as a "community organizer," Illinois state legislator, and Senator.

The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his complete lack of scholarship when he was being touted as a scholar.

Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth. Barack Obama is a super likeable super leftist, not a fan of this country, way, way too cozy with the terrorist leaders in the Middle East, way beyond naïveté, all the way into active destruction of our interests and our allies and our future.

The American people have already awakened to the truth that the stimulus bill -- a great idea in theory -- was really an immense bribe to Democrat interest groups, and in no way an effort to help all Americans.

Now, Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basically means that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.

The American people already know that Mr. Obama's plan to lower health costs while expanding coverage and bureaucracy is a myth, a promise of something that never was and never will be -- a bureaucracy lowering costs in a free society. Either the costs go up or the free society goes away.

Mr. Obama knows Americans are getting wise and will stop him if he delays at all in taking away our freedoms.

There is his urgency and our opportunity. Once freedom is lost, America is lost. Wake up, beloved America .

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

Ben did good, thank you. I agree, I think that is one of the big reasons Obama is in such a hurry. He knows people are waking up to what he is FINALLY!

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

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

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September 06, 2009

"I am Tired" by Robert A. Hall

"I am Tired" by Robert A. Hall

Robert Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the
Massachusetts State Senate.

This man makes so much sense that it is hard to believe he has served as a
politician from Massachusetts. Never, ever have I heard anyone from that
state speak with such lucid common sense and a grasp of what exactly is
going on in today's world.

"I'm Tired" by Robert A. Hall

I'll be 63 soon. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce, and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked, hard, since I was 18 Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in
sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired. Very tired.

I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth around" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy or stupid to earn it. I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their homes." Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to help
But if they bought Mansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.

I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros, and Hollywood entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of Zimbabwe, the freedom of the press of China, the crime and violence of Mexico, the tolerance for Christian people of Iran, and the freedom of speech of Venezuela. Won't multiculturalism be beautiful?

I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers" ; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to. I believe "a man should be judged by the content of his character, not by the color of his skin." I'm tired of being told that "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of US Senators from Illinois.

I think it's very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the emancipation proclamation.. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.

I'm tired of a news media that thinks Bush's fundraising and inaugural expenses were obscene, but that think Obama's, at triple the cost, were wonderful. That thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control
weight and stress, that picked over every line of Bush's military records, but never demanded that Kerry release his, that slammed Palin, with two years as governor, for being too inexperienced for VP, but touted Obama with three years as senator as potentially the best president ever.
I Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox News ? Get a clue.

I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America, while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue, or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.

I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five
miles to our jobs. We also own a three -bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough for me.

I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I don't think Gay people choose to be Gay, but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs.

And I'm tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana. I'm tired of illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers," especially the ones who aren't working, but are living on welfare or crime. What's next? Calling drug dealers, Undocumented Pharmacists"? And, no, I'm not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it's been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion. I'm willing to
fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military... Those are the citizens we need.

I'm tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves. Do bad things
happen in war? You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years-and still are?

Not even close.So here's the deal. I'll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who
ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we'll compare notes. British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.

I'm tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers-bums are bipartisan. And I'm tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship. I live in Illinois, where the "Illinois Combine" of Democrats has worked to
loot the public for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama's cabinet as well.

I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers, and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught..

I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor. Speaking of poor, I' m tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor." The poverty pimps have to
keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions. I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination, or big-whatever for their problems.

Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my grandchildren.


A little more about Robert Hall

Robert A. Hall joined the Marines in 1964, upon graduation from high school in Collingswood, NJ. In 1966, he volunteered for Vietnam, serving what he calls "an easy tour for a Marine" as a Radio Relay team chief. Following his discharge as a corporal in 1968, he attended Mount Wachusett Community College and the University of Massachusetts, graduating in June of 1972 with a degree in Political Science.

In November of that year, Hall was elected to the Massachusetts state senate, defeating a powerful Democrat by a nine-vote margin (out of over 60,000 votes cast) in a 4 to 1 Democratic district that had not been won by a Republican since 1938. Hall was 26 at the time. He was re-elected four times by large margins, and in 1976, was nominated by both the Republican and Democratic Parties, defeating a Democrat by running on stickers in the Democratic primary. He was the Republican Whip of the senate when he retired undefeated in 1982.

While in the senate, Hall rejoined the Marine Reserves, serving from 1977 until time conflicts with a new job forced him to leave the Corps in 1983 as a Staff Sergeant. He also earned a Masters Degree in History in 1980, taking night courses at Fitchburg State College. Since leaving politics, Hall has successfully managed non-profit associations for 23 years. A Certified Association Executive, he is currently Executive Director of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in Madison, WI (www.aacd.com), where he lives with his wife, Bonnie. Hall is a frequently-published freelance writer, with opinion columns, articles, short fiction and poetry appearing in over 50 national and local magazines and newspapers. His work is included in Chicken Soup for the Veteran's Soul; and in Before the Memories Fade, published by Author House.

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

Great writing thank you Mr. Hall. I have the book "Chicken Soup for the Veteran's Soul". And this is the second time I have read something he wrote. I really like it.

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

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

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September 01, 2009

Health Care Bill Breeches IRS Privacy

Health Care Bill Breeches IRS Privacy

By Dick Morris And Eileen McGann


As if Obama’s health care proposals were not flawed enough, CBS News reports a previously unnoticed provision of the bill which makes a shambles of any privacy surrounding your federal tax returns. Under the House bill, the IRS is required to make available to the new government Health Choices Commissioner” established by the legislation and to each state health program all of your personal tax information.

In a blog, CBSNews’ Declan McCullagh reports that “Section 431 (a) of the bill says that the IRS must divulge taxpayer identity information, including the filing status, the modified adjusted grow income, the number of dependents, and ‘other information as is prescribed by’ regulation” to the “new Health Choices Commissioner and state health programs.”

And, McCullagh also reports that, under Section 1801(a) “the Social Security Administration can obtain tax return data on anyone who may be eligible for a ‘low-income prescription drug subsidy’ but has not applied for it.”
So the Health Choices Commissioner and anyone in his office, the fifty state health programs and their staffs, and the vast Social Security Administration will all now have access to your personal tax information. It might as well be published in the newspapers. The rationale for providing this confidential tax information to all these people is not only to check on the eligibility of those who are seeking federal subsidy – a possibly appropriate use of it – but, also, to those who have not applied but might be eligible. This later20provision essentially authorizes the Social Security Administration to seek and obtain anyone’s income tax information under the guise of determining if they should have applied for a subsidy.
In his blog, McCullagh quotes Tom Giovanetti of the Institute for Policy Innovation as saying “How many thousands of federal employees will have access to your record? The privacy of your health records will be only as good as the most nosy, most dishonest, and most malcontented federal employee.” And not just your health records, your financial records too!
This legislation requiring an agency-to-agency transfer of confidential tax information runs against the general policy of the Privacy Act which prohibits such a paper flow. Generally, information has to come from the individual involved and cannot simply be passed from one government bureau to another. The IRS takes particular pains to keep tax returns confidential and leaks are rare. But this legislation will end any hope or pretense of privacy.

Wild Thing's comment......

But....but Obama is above all laws. Could obama leave any part of our existence alone? I guess he will have his ACORN pod people working on this too.

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

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

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Election Puts Anti-American Radicals In Charge...by Dr.Alan Bates

Election Puts Anti-American Radicals In Charge: The Inarguable Evidence

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Dr.Alan Bates

Never would most of us conceive that self-avowed Marxists and Communists would be placed 'in charge' by a man poorly vetted and elected by complacent voters to the highest office of our government. The radicals of the late 1960s and onward, many of whom participated in violent acts against America and advocated violent overthrow of the US government, have very effectively used their networks to amass huge sums of campaign money from unions and overseas anti-American pro-Marxist factions to buy national television network time in order to convince a 'dumbed down' younger generation and minorites that they offer changes which will accrue to their benefit, thus essentially accomplishing an infiltration of government through non-violent means.

The factual reality is summarized below (without iterating detail due to space limitations). Now that Obama and friends' intentions are being discovered belatedly by many, his advisors and sheeple followers cannot figure out any better strategy than to insult their critics as being racists, since Barack Obama happens to be partially black. What convenient tools skin color and dwelling on past inequities are for disarming their adversaries! That however is purely projection of their own neuroses upon others who merely see the Administration and its many appointed Czars and officers for what they truly represent. It is their way of distracting the naïve masses away from any chance they will also recognize what the rest of us understand before a totalitarian takeover of our nation is complete.

So who are Obama and his mentors?

Mr. Obama's real resume is replete with symbiotic associations and participation with admitted anti-American radicals many of whom advocated destruction of American 'imperialism' and capitalism even if through violent means.

The lineup includesWilliam Ayers, Khalid Al Mansour, Rhashid Khalidi, and Jeremiah Wright along with their mentors Sol Alinsky and James Cone. While space here is too limited to lay out the chronology and details, you can read about some of these individuals online: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2169. Some of the organizations which they used to front their anti-American cause included Weatherman (Weather Underground), STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement), the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), the Woods Foundation of Chicago, the Arab-American Action Network and ACORN (Associations of Community Organizations For Reform Now) which received major funding from Annenberg Challenge while Obama was director. According to Worldnetdaily, while "Obama chaired the board of the CAC, more than $600,000 was granted to an organization founded by Ayers and run by Mike Klonsky, a former top communist activist. Klonsky was leader of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party, which was effectively recognized by China as the all-but-official U.S. Maoist party."

Most of these groups have committed crimes against the United States and its citizens with Weather Underground responsible for at least 30 bombings according to Ayers. Ayers himself, who escaped conviction (due to a legal technicality) for the crimes he admitted to----bombing the NYC Police Headquarters in 1970, the Capitol Building in 1971 and the Pentagon in 1972----stated in his book Fugitive Days that he does not rule out committing similar acts in the future. Notably, Obama was director of CAC, codirector of the Woods Foundation and served as the legal reprentative for ACORN which ultimately helped him win his elections. And lest we not forget another mentor to Obama mentioned in his book Dreams From My Father as 'Frank', who has been identified as Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis. And does it not instill confidence to read Obama's statement from Audacity of Hope: "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction"?

What about 'Van' Jones (real name Anthony Jones), who was appointed by Obama to the newly created green jobs advisor position which takes charge of coercing a paradigm shift in the nation's energy policy to 'green energy' and away from fossil fuels which are vital to our international security? Jones was a founder of the Communist revolutionary organization STORM, and it was he who led a vigil the day after the mass murder of '9/11' to express solidarity with Arab and Muslim Americans as well as what he called the victims of "U.S. imperialism" around the world. The fallacy of manmade global warming is beyond the scope of this commentary, but it a tool of Marxists to convert our nation to a Fascist state through redistribution of wealth to the poor and to foreign fascist regimes under the guise of 'saving our environment' while simultaneously barring development of our abundant fossil fuel resources which are vital to our national security.

And Jeff Jones, cofounder of Weather Underground with Ayers, is the New York chair of the Apollo Alliance which is designing the White House's stimulus package and assisting the state of New York in how to spend their stimulus money.

And how about Mark Lloyd, 'FCC Diversity Officer and avowed pro-Chavez radical recently appointed by Obama to rein in free speech over the airways by reorganizing the FCC and placing a tax equal to annual operating costs on local radio stations to be paid to their respective state NPR station or lose their license to a minority owner? His allotted budget is half a billion dollars! This represents the repudiation of freedom of speech.

What does it take to wake Americans to the internal threat posed by radicalism which has infiltrated the top levels of our government?

Ask yourself why Obama pledged to balance the national budget when in fact he has now committed more to our national deficits than all past presidential administrations combined at the expense of future generations. The current deficit projections are 9,000,000,000,000. dollars, which could ultimately destroy the value of the US Dollar, leading to out-of-control inflation and ultimate collapse of the US economy (a perfect setting for destruction of capitalism and instituting a Fascist regime?).

What did Obama's chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel mean when he said he wanted to use severe economic weakness as an opportunity to make changes in America?

How could Obama appoint a string of tax-cheats to top positions including the Secretary of the Treasury?

Why did Obama in concert with the UAW take control of the failing domestic auto industry and appoint a czar who has zero experience in business?

Do not such giveaways as 'cash for clunkers' play right to the benefit of UAW and serve as examples of redistribution of wealth at the expense of taxpayers?

Why do Obama and his socialist collegues want to take over the nation's healthcare system which comprises almost one-fifth of our economy, including gaining access to personal financial information?

Why did Obama promise to remain Israel's ally but now abandons Israel and asks the Jews to turn over half of Jerusalem to the Palestinians with no offer to help Israel in the event of an Iranian attack?

Why did Obama internationally apologize on behalf of the United States for past defense against tyranny?

He views our nation as an imperialist nation of arrogance rather than a noble nation which has occasionally made errors. He is the first President to chastise our allies and appease our enemies! Why is Obama developing a 'national security force' which in its early stages is known as 'Organizing For America' (OFA) and which targets young college students who will be brainwashed with the philosophy of fascism? Will they be the 'browncoats' of yesteryear?

Why has Obama through Attorney General Eric Holder handcuffed and taken over the CIA, which has long been the most critical independent information-gathering resource safeguarding our national security?

Why does he reveal and condemn CIA's interrogation methods which were previously approved by Congress and cleared by the Justice Department, as though to demonstrate to terrorists that they need not fear us, even while the terrorists decapitate innocent captives?

In conclusion, Mr. Obama exhibits personal characteristics of narcissism and arrogance partly veiled by his spoken empathy. He ignores our national well-being as he fulfills promises and payback to his radical associates at the expense of national financial solvency and individual liberties, which heretofore have been defended during two world wars with great sacrifice. Some of the electorate have let their guard down, and now we must defend against the Administration's attempts to move control of the census to the White House so as to prevent those currently in power from permanently stealing elections through continued funding of ACORN and other radical groups which have no conscience or respect for existing law.

The United States is now immersed in the 'perfect storm'---a severe financial calamity the stage of which was set by socialists during the Carter years, and a pack of wolves who have carefully laid their framework over the past decade to achieve their transformation of capitalism and personal liberty to fascism or worse. Americans have several ways to stop this process with the most peaceful being the elections coming up in 2010.

Meanwhile we must all write or call our national and state legislators and ask them to protect our Constitutional rights and the nation's remaining cracked foundation. Speak out now or be content with accepting the ultimate demise of your liberty.


Wild Thing's comment......

Great article and extensive about Obama and his anti-American radicals.

After all these months I still am shocked that someone, Obama was voted into power. He has not done one thing I could even say well ok that is ok but all the rest you do is against America. The people, the radicals as the article says, every one of them, people that do not love America either just like Obama.

I am wide awake but the shock persists all the same.

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

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

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Coal Cellars and Common Sense by Don Bendell ( Vietnam Veteran)


by Don Bendell

As Vietnam veterans; for decades, we were like the shiny black lumps in our coal cellar when I was a little boy. That coal bin was dark, cold, scary, and out of sight of the neighbors. That is where the American public shoveled all of us after Vietnam. Out of sight, out of mind after-all. We were not seen or heard from for years, except as psycho killers in movies and TV shows. War is always hell, but a lot of our real pain came from the heartbreak of Americans not giving us enough credit. Newsmen said it, so many thought we all lost our values and character that we grew up with. Instead, in the publics’ minds; amazingly, we became brain-washed, robotic killers, and rapists after only a year or two of military training. Please! It was chilly and emotionally-barren in that coal bin all those years, because we, “Vietnam Untouchables,” were blanketed by an icy coldness of public shame and apathy.

Then, a few years ago, we came into vogue. Even the left saw us as fashionable, so now there are 11,000,000 Vietnam vets running around. Except for one problem, there were only 2.7 million of us in Vietnam. People finally learned though that we are not sociopaths, that only 17% of us were black, which was commensurate with that racial percentage nationally, that we did not mostly come from low income families, and most of us were; like me, volunteers, not draftees. And so many more myths about Vietnam have been exploded.

So what now, a parade, a national holiday? No, our President and our congressional leaders, instead of honoring us, want us to start figuring out how we want to die, (so we will not be a burden to their spending plans, I believe). I have a copy of Obama’s now infamous “Death Book for Veterans.” It is actually called “Your life, Your Choices,” and camouflages itself as a guide for living wills. In actuality, it encourages euthanasia if you feel depressed, are wheelchair–bound, in a nursing home, are a burden to loved ones, either emotionally or financially, or in similar circumstance. And this book is real; morbid and shameful, but real. There is page after page about “pulling the plug,” the horrors of comas, and other debilitating conditions. It is indeed a macabre guide, and much unlike any military field manual I have ever read. This one is how to lose, not win.

Since FDR was wheelchair-bound as our President, I wonder how he would have felt about self-euthanasia. Then I remembered that the President and Congress are too good for our health care plan. In fact, if our health care system is so bad, why didn’t Teddy Kennedy go to Canda, Great Britain, or maybe Cuba for his brain cancer? Why do all their terminal cancer patients come to the US for care? And, do you know what they call many of them who don’t? Corpses.

Any nation takes care of its troops during war, but the true test of a nation’s greatness is how that nation treats its warriors when they come home. Can they seek shade, rest, and peace on the porches of America or must they immediately head for the coal chute “out back?” Obama and Congress want us to save them money and head to the boneyard so they can spend some more.

The problem is that this is not just about vets. It is about a government-run and mandated healthcare program for America. I am a disabled Vietnam veteran and am treated by government-paid doctors, nurses, druggists, and administrators. In other words, I am taken care of by government-run healthcare through a dysfunctional bureaucracy that is broken. No, not broken, trashed, in case you haven’t read. Now, get this: Our leaders in Washington want to create a much, much larger bureaucracy in the midst of a recession and saddle our entire nation with what my brother vets and I go through but on a grander scale. What are they, nuts?

Let’s see, just in 2009 alone, our government began “Cash for Clunkers,” and it went broke in just weeks. People traded in big American-made cars, and most purchased new foreign-made cars. Wow! The government sure is taking care of American auto workers . . . not. Car dealers have not been paid their promised federal dollars either.
How about the still-naïve one-third of Americans who want Big Brother to provide us with Obamacare? How has our government done over the decades managing other federal programs? Just look at: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Amtrak, Medicaid, Medicare, or Social Security. And say, what about the US Postal Service? Even the President joked in a speech in August about their incompetence compared to FEDEX or UPS. Do you want to go to the post office on the day that some worker comes in “disgruntled?”

We have legislators actually suggesting we copy Great Britain’s healthcare system. In Great Britain, MS patients are forced to wait two and a half years there for the latest MS medicines and treatments. I have two daughters with MS, probably because I was exposed to Agent Orange. One of them is even a liberal and may even want Obamacare, not realizing what will happen to MS patients if it happens.

Over two-thirds of Americans, democrats and republicans are against Obamacare, but legislators at town halls are still trying to cram it down our throats. They are not listening to the majority, only their own spin-doctors insulting us, the citizens. Our so-called leaders forgot that the hidden coal in the coal cellar of my youth, also provided my family with life-giving warmth and comfort during the cold Ohio winters. Similarly, my fellow veterans and I did not lose our warmth or fires of passion hidden away all those years.

These “empty suit” pinheads in Washington think I am going to let my daughters get re-victimized? The real problem is, that just because some us were dumb enough to elect them, they think we are all stupid. I have news for them and any of their co-dependent hangers-on just wanting more government freebies. Veterans are not like giggling, slogan-chanting Woodstockers and peaceniks. American veterans actually risked our lives for what we believed in. In Vietnam, 58,000 gave up theirs. It is not just veterans though. It is an American public, democrats, republicans, and independents who feel like me: I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.

Ronald Reagan was faced with a greater recession, higher inflation, much higher interest rates, and much higher unemployment than Obama faced. Democrats and Republicans alike voted for Reagan, and he drastically cut taxes and immediately started us on the road to recovery. Obama put us $3 trillion deeper in debt with a worse economy to show for it. Reagan studied world leaders before becoming President. Obama’s mentor prior to heading off to college was Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Communist Party USA, who was a heavy pot-smoker, and wrote a porno book. Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama have one major similarity though: One term Presidents due to pie-in-the-sky unworkable fiscal policies.

The first thing we must do to fix our sky-rocketing medical care is not talked about. If a surgeon passes gas in the operating room, a patient files a multi-million dollar lawsuit against him for causing air pollution. Trial lawyers run the democratic party and a good portion of the republican party. We must force our legislators to pass good, rock solid tort reform legislation. The insurance premiums doctors, especially those in private practice, and hospitals, pay is through the ceiling.

My Solutions:

1. Tort Reform: We must get the size of lawsuits, especially in the medical profession, significantly lowered back to earth, insurance rates will come down, and health care costs will start dropping immediately.
2. Conservatives must take back the congress in 2010, lower taxes, and ease the ludicrous government regulations. “Checks and balances” works.
3. Moderates and Conservatives must unite behind one common Reagan-like Presidential 2012 candidate who understands economics.
4. We must continue tea parties, phone calls, emails, and faxes to our legislators.
5. We must start supporting those who want to run for Congress who have proven they want to serve country first, not self, and not party.
6. While we are at it, regarding the various attacks now on-going against our Constitution, let’s just use the 2nd Amendment for example. 11 years ago, Great Britain outlawed private ownership of firearms. Their Violent Crime Rate increased by over 340%. It was worse in Australia. In comparison, NOBODY will ever break into my house or carjack my car. Why? People know, either my wife or me will shoot them very dead with very large bullet holes ventilating their carcasses. Pretty good motivation to obey the law around my property and family.
7. And speaking of the Constitution, our nation only functions with our system of checks and balances. Czars are not accountable to anybody, and that must be changed by Congress. The unethical utilization of that loophole tells me all I need to know about Obama’s so-called “transparency in government.” Action walks and BS talks.

Freedom is a very jealous mistress. To possess her, we must reject her longtime competitor; slavery to governmental intrusion. Lady Liberty will not accept a divided allegiance, and freedom comes as a package deal. With freedom comes responsibilities and consequences. Government intrusion is the dirty lonely coal cellar, but freedom is like soap. It smells sweet, is clean, and loses all its effectiveness if it is watered down.
May God bless America, and may Americans get back to praising God.

Don Bendell, 62, is an author of 26 books, including his newest novel, DETACHMENT DELTA, about modern day Delta Force, which was released worldwide in January, 2009 by Berkley Books (Penguin-USA), with over 2,000,000 copies of his books in print worldwide. Don is a popular editorialist who has appeared on FOX NEWS LIVE, and many national radio shows. A 70% disabled vet, Don served as an officer in 4 Special Forces (Green Beret) Groups, including a 1968-1969 tour on an A-team in Vietnam, as well as in the Top Secret Phoenix Program and has two sons in Special Forces. A 1995 inductee into the International Karate Hall of Fame and a Grandmaster in 5 martial arts, he and his black belt master wife, Shirley, also own karate schools in southern Colorado. Don is “a real cowboy with a real horse” and lives outside Florence, Colorado.

You can write to him at don@donbendell.com


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

Thank you Don for your column, fantastic! And for your service to our country.

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:40 AM | Comments (6)

August 23, 2009

"Now is the Time to Take a Stand!" by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret.

09.12.09 Protest at the Capitol!
It’s time to take the tea party movement directly to Washington, D.C. Please join thousands of local organizers and grassroots Americans from across the country as we gather in our nation’s capital to deliver a message to the politicians: Enough!
Everyone is gathering on 9-12-2009 to deliver our message in person that we’ve had enough!
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Now is the Time to Take a Stand!

by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret.

Days after he was sworn in Obama repeatedly warned that without the economic stimulus of 787 billion dollars it would be catastrophic for the economy. That was after the Bush Administration had already foisted the 700 billion dollar Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP on to American taxpayers. Then on top of those two the Democrat Congress enacted an additional 400 billion dollar omnibus spending bill. So, in less than six months, two administrations, one Compassionate (stealth socialist) Conservative and the other, "spread the wealth around" (socialist in all but the name) placed over 1.8 trillion dollars of additional tax burden on American taxpayers, with the Obama government planning to spend more money than all previous administrations in the entirety of the county's history, combined!

Part of the present problem is that instead of helping the economy, both actions only helped the rich to hold onto their "troubled assets" and has done nothing for Middle America, much less the poor. In fact, fear mongering about the economy over the past two years by Obama and other democrats during the campaign, is at the heart of loss of consumer confidence and has been so successful with the help of the media that when combined with the likes of Barney Frank, Chris Dodd forcing banks to make toxic (that were predictably non-performing) loans to unqualified buyers, combined with oil speculators driving the cost of energy through the roof succeeded in bringing the economy crashing down.

Having fostered, if not created this recession the political left is now full force doubling down with excessive spending, and imposition of government programs that will destroy the economy if allowed to go forward. And, according to Obama that is precisely his plan, why else would he recently say that, "the economy is on track" as the economy tanks? Once national economic collapse is achieved the political left will wave its ugly tentacles, stand on its hind feet and try to declare the end of free market capitalism as a matter of law. Should that succeed, the bright shinning light of the world will plunge to third world darkness, tin-horned dictator actors presuming to be gods will either carve up their own little fiefdoms, or using a "re-educated" military impose the same totalit