November 30, 2007

Hell Freezes Over?


“I think the ’surge’ is working,” Congressman Jackass John Murtha said in a video conference from his Johnstown office, describing the president’s decision to commit more than 20,000 additional combat troops this year.

and
From BlackFive:




Be sure to read the comments.

Oh, yeah, an election is coming up.

The dipwad congressman must think our memories are as short as the power of his one semi-working brain cell.

November 28, 2007

"Fatboy": an Autobiographical Fantasy


Great. Another millionaire jackass politician bein
g paid millions of dollars for his lying autobiography.

I'll bet Fatboy Teddy Kennedy mentions Mary Jo Kopechne just as many times as Bubba mentioned Eileen Wellstone and Juanita Broaddrick in "My Lies" and Hillary mentioned Monica (et al) in "Lying History".


What else might be left out / glossed over?

His expulsion from Harvard in 1951?
(for cheating)

Why the US Army denied him a commission?
(cheating, again)

Why he was nicknamed 'Cadillac Eddie' in law school?

(cited four times for reckless driving -three times in 1958 and once in 1959- running red lights and driving with his lights off at ninety miles per hour in a suburban area. Teddy was convicted of three violations and fined, but for some reason -can we guess why- his driver's license was never revoked. Not even later, when he killed Mary Jo.)

How Daddy Joe bought / procured a Senate seat for Baby Boy?

(when JFK became POTUS, his Massachusetts Senate seat became vacant. But Teddy was not eligible to fill Bro's vacant seat until February 22, 1962, when he would turn thirty. So Daddy Joe persuaded the Massachusetts governor to name a Kennedy family friend to fill out Jack's term, keeping the seat available for Teddyboy.)
"Look, I paid for it," Joe explained. "It belongs in the family."
How about how he tried to sell this country out to the Russians?

(In 1983, Teddy-boy offered to assist Soviet leaders in formulating a counter-strategy to President Reagan's foreign policy and to complicate Reagan's reelection.) [
The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, by Paul Kengor]

Some suggested Titles:

If I Did It (sorry, taken);
A Bridge Over Troubled Water (sorry, taken);
No Right Turns Since Chappaquiddick (definite possibility);
Booze, Broads and Bridges (has a ring to it);
and my personal favorite - Fatboy: an Autobiographical Fantasy
"Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty?" -- Edward Kennedy, 1973

November 27, 2007

Un-Bloody-Believable

What is the cost of a swim these days?

Apparently a couple of women in Headley Court, Surrey, England don't think an arm or leg is enough.


Those idiot women should be named and shamed in the paper, on the telly, on billboards, on posters on the tube, and wherever else.
"A proper response to this self-centered woman would have been that although she may have paid in the coin of the realm for a single visit to this public swimming pool these patriots had paid for a lifetime pass to that facility with their blood and missing limbs." - trinitytim

"And the same should be done here for every single one of those traitorous types you see protesting in the streets of America, spitting on troops, sitting in front of trucks, dropping babies on their heads etc." - RetFireman

November 25, 2007

Congressional Fool: William Jefferson


Despite all the charges, the $90 grand in the freezer, and the crooks already convicted, the good folks of Louisiana have put their trust and confidence in the (Dis)Honorable William Jefferson and re-elected him to another term in Congress.

Gotta love democracy!

The (Dis)Honorable William Jefferson, now a nine-term congressman from Louisiana, has been federally indicted on 16 criminal counts, including two counts of conspiracy to solicit bribes, two counts of solicitation of bribes by a public official, six counts of honest services fraud by wire, one count of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, three counts of money laundering, one count of obstruction of justice and one count of racketeering.

The 94-page indictment outlines in considerable detail multiple bribery schemes in which Rep. Jefferson participated.

"As I have previously stated, I have never over all the years of my public service, accepted payment from anyone for the performance of any act or duty for which I have been elected."
Witnesses against the Defense:

January 11, 2006, Brett Pfeffer, a former legislative director to Jefferson, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting bribery of a public official (you-know-who) and conspiracy. Pfeffer said that the congressman solicited business in Nigeria and Ghana in 2004-2005 and demanded a 5 to 7 percent kickback.

May 3, 2006, Vernon L. Jackson, a Louisville businessman who owns iGate Inc., pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribe and bribery. Jackson said he bribed Jefferson with more than $400,000 in payments, company stock, and shares in the company's high-tech business ventures in Africa.

May 8, 2006, a northern Virginia investor, Lori Mody, agreed to cooperate with the FBI in its investigation of public corruption and Jefferson. She was wired for sound, and met with Jefferson several times.

In Sept. 8, 2007, Jefferson, ever the non-Class Act, whips out the race card. He says he wants the case against him moved to D.C. because there wouldn't be enough black jurors in Virginia.

In November, 2007, federal prosecutors accused Mr. Bribery of soliciting bribes in two more previously undisclosed schemes.

There will not be charges filed, but prosecutors plan to present them during Jefferson's federal bribery trial as evidence of a pattern of intentional wrongdoing.
On the question of resigning Jefferson said ... "Far from it. I have come to declare, among other things, my continued intention to serve."
Serve whom, Congressman?

November 24, 2007

Not Forgotten: MIA in Laos


On the night of 23/24 Nov 1967 an RF-4C (tail number 65-0844) of the 11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron was lost while on a weather recon mission over North Vietnam.

One report suggests the aircraft went down over the Plain of Jars in Central Laos; no wreckage was ever found.

The two crewmen were classified as Missing in Action:


Col Brendan P Foley, New York, NY (Pic: Right)

Capt Ronald M Mayercik, Edison, NJ (Pic: Left)


Their remains have not been recovered.


Foley and Mayercik are two of nearly 600 Americans that were lost in Laos. The Pathet Lao, stated on several occasions that they held American prisoners, but Laos was not included in the Paris Peace agreements ending the war.

As a consequence, there were no negotiations for American POWs held in Laos.

Not one American held in Laos has ever been released.

Men
like Foley and Mayercik were abandoned to the enemy.


In 1979, Sean O'Toolis, an Irish-American, was touring Bong Song Camp, 40
miles south of Hanoi, on an IRA gun-buying mission, when he alleges he met and spoke with American POWs Brendan Foley and Wade Groth, who were prison workmates. He also claims to have spoken to men named MacDonald, Jenning and an O'Hare or O'Hara. He brought a message to Foley's brother and fingerprints of Foley and O'Hara. He identified old photos of Groth, and gave believable descriptions of Foley and Groth.

Reports continue to be received that Americans are alive today, being held captive. Whether Foley and Mayercik are among them is not known, but they certainly do not deserve the abandonment they received at the hands of the country they so proudly served.



2007 Congressional RePORK Card


Even though the Democratic majority vowed to return Congress to a path of fiscal responsibility, the 2008 appropriations bills were stuffed with wasteful pork p
rojects.

Check out the Club for Growth RePORK Card:

On the Senate side

Senators voted on fifteen anti-pork amendments throughout 2007.

Only 3 senators scored a perfect 100% mark for the year: Tom Coburn (R-OK), Jim DeMint (R-SC), and Richard Burr (R-NC).

1 senator scored a perfect mark of 0%:
Tim Johnson (D-SD) voted against all 10 anti-pork amendments for which he was present. Oink!

One of the amendments voted down was: $100 million for the 2008 Republican and Democratic nominating conventions.
Amendment failed 45-51.

On the House side:

There were 50
anti-pork amendments.

16 Representatives - all Republicans - scored a perfect 100%, voting for all 50 anti-pork amendments.

105 oinking fools scored 0%.

And
only one Democrat scored above 20%, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) with 98%.

The Freshmen Democrats averaged a score of 2%. Oink!

One of the (anti-pork) amendments voted down was:
$1 million to the Center for Instrumented Critical Infrastructure in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, requested by Rep. John Murtha (D-PA).
No congressional member could confirm
The Existence of the alleged Center.
Supposedly
, the Center is part of Concurrent Technologies Corporation
one of Murtha's Pet Pork Projects. Amendment failed, 98-326.


And this showed up in BOTH House and Senate:
$2 million for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at City College of New York, requested by ... Charles B. Rangel.

The amendment to limit funds was rejected by the Senate (34-61) and the House (108-316)
So much for change, eh?
Maybe when Pigs Fly!

November 22, 2007

Hillary: Queen of Pork

Democrats regained power in Congress this year, promising to create the most honest, open Congress in history.

Democrats said Republicans had corrupted the earmark process while they controlled Congress.

"We will bring transparency and openness to the budget process and to the use of earmarks," Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi said in December 2006, "and we will give the American people the leadership they deserve."
The Clinton campaign has refused to respond to requests that Ms Clinton identify her earmarks.

Why so evasive
?

Because from 2002-2006, Clinton, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense , diverted $2.2 billion of taxpayers' money to projects of questionable public value ($200,000 to the Buffalo Urban Arts Center, $250,000 to the Seneca Knitting Mill, for example).

In the fiscal 2008 defense-spending bill alone, Clinton successfully attached 26 earmarks worth $148 million, which was the most of any Democrat except Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, who is now chairman of the Armed Services Committee.
OINK!

Some Congressmen have b
een trying to curb this flagrantly wasteful spending, but Hillary Clinton has voted against earmark reform, and seems dead set against anyone finding out how she has (ab)used this practice.


See who is voted: Porker of the Month

Thanks for Giving

November 18, 2007

Bobby Calvan, Ace Reporter


Add a new verb to your Internet vocabulary:

Calvan: To exhibit consistently pushy, arrogant, and condescending behavior, oblivious to what a complete and total asswipe one actually is but which is readily apparent to everyone else.

Sacramento Bee reporter Bobby Caina Calvan, whom the world revolves around, was trying to enter Baghdad's Green Zone but wasn't carrying sufficient ID.
"With nothing to lose I decided to get pushy."
Long story short, Calvan insulted, belittled and intimidated the US Army soldier doing his job at the entry post. He eventually was allowed through.

Then the arrogant little shit bragged about it in his blog.
It didn't take long for the responses to roll in.
And they weren't quite what Asshat was expecting.

The blog was edited, the comments feature was shut down.
Then the blog was taken down.

But not before docweasel saved the original blog Simply Simpatico
Calvan's blog has since been restored and Calvan has offered an apology

But would he have done so if not for the fury of the blogosphere?

I think not.

And Calvan did not offer an apology to the US soldier who was doing his job.

My personal favorite response was from commenter David Vogel:

"If I could offer a correction, you did not have “nothing to lose.” Fabritsio Kuattrokki, the Italian hostage who said, “I will show you how an Italian dies”, while trying to tear off his hood and look into the eyes of the men who were about to put a bullet through his head, had nothing to lose.

You, sir, had nothing to fear. The hostage defied his murderers because he knew nothing he did could make the consequences any worse. The reporter antagonized an American soldier because he knew nothing he did would have any consequences.

The first is the act of a hero, the second the act of a child who feels brave for throwing pebbles at a well-trained guard dog."
So, what do the folks at the Sacramento Bee think of their ace reporter and his people skills?

Armando Acuna, Public Editor and nutless Jackass, likens the confrontation to a pissing contest, or as he delicately writes, "an escalating, ahem, urination competition between two men in a stressful situation".

The stressful situation being a WAR ZONE.

According to Mr. Acuna,
"The real shame, of course, is how this Internet conniption fit over something so minor overshadows the serious journalism from Iraq."
No, Mr. Acuna, the real shame is the contempt, disrespect and derision that selfish arrogant asshole journalists like Bobby Calvan have and show for our selfless patriotic men and women serving their country in uniform.

November 17, 2007

The "B" Word



B is for Behar - as in Joy Behar.

B is also for Bitch - as in Joy Behar.

Last month “The View” co-host Joy Behar appeared on the Bill Maher show and called Michelle Malkin a “selfish bitch”.

She's now bitching about John McCain because he didn’t say anything when a (female) supporter referred to Hillary Clinton as a “bitch.” 

Ms Behar doesn't mind throwing the B-word around herself but objects when others do it ...


Partial Transcript, The View, November 15th:
Watch and Listen
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: A woman at a John McCain rally said to him, “how do we beat the bitch?”
JOY BEHAR: He is a gentleman, usually, McCain. It would have been nice for him to say “Well, you know, I think you’re referring to my opponent and I don’t particularly like the way you’re refer to her.” That’s all. It would have been nice and respectful to say that. That’s all.
[Applause]
SHEPHERD: What I’m saying is the same could be said, she felt Hillary Clinton was a bitch. And so she said it.
BEHAR: No, that’s a personal assault on the woman.
SHEPHERD: You do personal assaults on President Bush.
BEHAR: Yes, I do.
SHEPHERD: So what’s the difference? What’s the difference?
BEHAR: The difference is that I don’t like him.
[Laughter]
Apparently the rules about calling people "bitch" are extremely complex, involving gender tensions and social dynamics as well as depending on who's addressing whom.

Somebody should bitch-slap the bitchy Behar before the next bitchfest begins.

Shine On, Sarge


Sgt Eddie Jeffers, died September 19, 2007 while serving in Ramadi, Iraq. He was 23 years old.

Hope Rides Alone
Sgt. Eddie Jeffers, USA (Iraq)
February 1, 2007
I stare out into the darkness from my post, and I watch the city burn to the ground. I smell the familiar smells, I walk through the familiar rubble, and I look at the frightened faces that watch me pass down the streets of their neighborhoods. My nerves hardly rest; my hands are steady on a device that has been given to me from my government for the purpose of taking the lives of others.

I sweat, and I am tired. My back aches from the loads I carry. Young American boys look to me to direct them in a manner that will someday allow them to see their families again…and yet, I too, am just a boy….my age not but a few years more than that of the ones I lead. I am stressed, I am scared, and I am paranoid…because death is everywhere. It waits for me, it calls to me from around street corners and windows, and it is always there.

There are the demons that follow me, and tempt me into thoughts and actions that are not my own… but that are necessary for survival. I've made compromises with my humanity. And I am not alone in this. Miles from me are my brethren in this world, who walk in the same streets… who feel the same things, whether they admit to it or not.
And to think, I volunteered for this…

And I am ignorant to the rest of the world…or so I thought.
But even thousands of miles away, in Ramadi, Iraq, the cries and screams and complaints of the ungrateful reach me. In a year, I will be thrust back into society from a life and mentality that doesn't fit your average man. And then, I will be alone. And then, I will walk down the streets of America, and see the yellow ribbon stickers on the cars of the same people who compare our President to Hitler.

I will watch the television and watch the Cindy Sheehans, and the Al Frankens, and the rest of the ignorant sheep of America spout off their mouths about a subject they know nothing about. It is their right, however, and it is a right that is defended by hundreds of thousands of boys and girls scattered across the world, far from home. I use the word boys and girls, because that's what they are. In the Army, the average age of the infantryman is nineteen years old. The average rank of soldiers killed in action is Private First Class.

People like Cindy Sheehan are ignorant. Not just to this war, but to the results of their idiotic ramblings, or at least I hope they are. They don't realize its effects on this war. In this war, there are no Geneva Conventions, no cease fires. Medics and Chaplains are not spared from the enemy's brutality because it's against the rules. I can only imagine the horrors a military Chaplain would experience at the hands of the enemy. The enemy slinks in the shadows and fights a coward's war against us. It is effective though, as many men and women have died since the start of this war. And the memory of their service to America is tainted by the inconsiderate remarks on our nation's news outlets. And every day, the enemy changes…only now, the enemy is becoming something new. The enemy is transitioning from the Muslim extremists to Americans. The enemy is becoming the very people whom we defend with our lives. And they do not realize it. But in denouncing our actions, denouncing our leaders, denouncing the war we live and fight, they are isolating the military from society…and they are becoming our enemy.

Democrats and peace activists like to toss the word "quagmire" around and compare this war to Vietnam. In a way they are right, this war is becoming like Vietnam. Not the actual war, but in the isolation of country and military. America is not a nation at war; they are a nation with its military at war. Like it or not, we are here, some of us for our second, or third times; some even for their fourth and so on. Americans are so concerned now with politics, that it is interfering with our war.

Terrorists cut the heads off of American citizens on the internet…and there is no outrage, but an American soldier kills an Iraqi in the midst of battle, and there are investigations, and sometimes soldiers are even jailed…for doing their job.

It is absolutely sickening to me to think our country has come to this. Why are we so obsessed with the bad news? Why will people stop at nothing to be against this war, no matter how much evidence of the good we've done is thrown in their face? When is the last time CNN or MSNBC or CBS reported the opening of schools and hospitals in Iraq? Or the leaders of terror cells being detained or killed? It's all happening, but people will not let up their hatred of President Bush. They will ignore the good news, because it just might show people that Bush was right.

America has lost its will to fight. It has lost its will to defend what is right and just in the world. The crazy thing of it all is that the American people have not even been asked to sacrifice a single thing. It's not like World War II, where people rationed food and turned in cars to be made into metal for tanks. The American people have not been asked to sacrifice anything. Unless you are in the military or the family member of a servicemember, its life as usual…the war doesn't affect you.

But it affects us. And when it is over and the troops come home and they try to piece together what's left of them after their service…where will the detractors be then? Where will the Cindy Sheehans be to comfort and talk to soldiers and help them sort out the last couple years of their lives, most of which have been spent dodging death and wading through the deaths of their friends? They will be where they always are, somewhere far away, where the horrors of the world can't touch them. Somewhere where they can complain about things they will never experience in their lifetime; things that the young men and women of America have willingly taken upon their shoulders.

We are the hope of the Iraqi people. They want what everyone else wants in life: safety, security, somewhere to call home. They want a country that is safe to raise their children in. Not a place where their children will be abducted, raped and murdered if they do not comply with the terrorists demands. They want to live on, rebuild and prosper. And America has given them the opportunity, but only if we stay true to the cause and see it to its end. But the country must unite in this endeavor…we cannot place the burden on our military alone. We must all stand up and fight, whether in uniform or not. And supporting us is more than sticking yellow ribbon stickers on your cars. It's supporting our President, our troops and our cause.

Right now, the burden is all on the American soldiers. Right now, hope rides alone. But it can change, it must change. Because there is only failure and darkness ahead for us as a country, as a people, if it doesn't.

Let's stop all the political nonsense, let's stop all the bickering, let's stop all the bad news and let's stand and fight!
Isn't that what America is about anyway?
Requiescat In Pace, Soldier

Nuts and Bolts For Nuts


This means, You, Rosie O'Donnell, and the multitude of morons that believe the incredibly stupid things that come out of your mouth.



In regards to your theory regarding the 'truth' about the collapse of the WTC on 9-11:


The magical secret:
It doesn’t have to actually melt the steel. All it has to do is weaken the steel in one critical column in a building constructed a certain way, and down she comes.



Page 3

But the bottom line:
The images accompanying this article are taken from a CBS News Archives video to show key points observed during the collapse. As seen in the photos, a kink develops in the east penthouse before it falls into the building. The west penthouse then fails, followed by a kink in the entire facade of the building. Total collapse follows.
This sequence of events, with roof elements sinking into a building with an intact facade, suggests an interior failure. An interior failure would explain the appearance of a “controlled” collapse with a relatively small debris field, as seen with WTC 7.

So There.
H/T to Hot Air

November 16, 2007

Oxymoronic Morons


Oxymoron: something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements (as in throwing rocks for peace)


Rock-throwing, concrete-pouring, window-breaking, shipment-obstructing, photographer-threatening, chickenshit, seditious “peace protesters" engaged in Sabotage at the Port of Olympia, Washington.
Add in Child Abuse for using the kids as human shields

Arrest them. Prosecute them.

Instead of a fine or jail time, have them empty bedpans at the nearest VA Hospital.

November 15, 2007

Fallen Hero: Sgt. Rafael Peralta


Rafael Peralta was a Mexican American. He joined the Marines the day after he got his green card and earned his citizenship while in uniform.

Only three items hung on his bedroom walls in his parents' home: a copy of the United States Constituti
on, the Bill of Rights and his Marine Corps boot camp graduation certificate.

Rafael Peralta was a 25-year-old sergeant in Company A, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. What he did in Fallujah, Iraq, on November 15, 2004, was an unbelievable act of selfless sacrifice and faithfulnes
s to his fellow Marines.

A week into the battle for Fallujah, the Marines were still doing the deadly work of clearing the city, house by house. Sgt. Peralta regularly volunteered for assault teams that were more dangerous than his assignment would have been otherwise. And he volunteered to
go out with the assault team that day.

According to Marine combat correspondent Lance Cpl. T.J. Kaemmerer, who witnessed the events that day, the squad had cleared 3 houses without incident. The Marines entered the 4th house and kicked in the doors of two rooms that proved empty. But there was another closed door to an adjoining room. It was unlocked, and Peralta,
in the lead, opened it.

He was immediately hit multiple times with AK-47 fire in his face and upper torso by three insurgents. As he fell, severely wounded, he managed to wrench himself out of the doorway to give his
fellow Marines a clear line of fire.

The gunfire was deafening. During the firefight, ''a yellow, foreign-made, oval-shaped grenade bounced into the room, rolling to a stop close to Peralta's nearly lifeless body."

The uninjured Marines tried to scatter out of the way, two of them trying to escape the room, but were blocked by a locked door. At that point, barely alive, Peralta grabbed the grenade and cradled it to his body.

His body took most of the blast.
One Marine was seriously injured, but the rest sustained only minor shrapnel wounds.
"Most of the Marines in the house were in the immediate area of the grenade. We will never forget the second chance at life that Sgt. Peralta gave us." -- Lance Cpl. Kaemmerer
On April 4, 2006, Sgt. Peralta became an honorary police officer with the San Diego Police Department.

Police Chief William Lansdowne said the department
felt strongly about honoring Peralta, who always wanted to wear the badge.
"He is exactly what we would have been looking for. In his name and memory, they will always have a badge. He truly is, in our hearts, a member of this police department."
Rafael wrote to his brother, Ricardo, then 14:
''Be proud of being an American. Our father came to this country and became a citizen because it was the right place for our family to be."
It was the first letter he ever wrote to Ricardo - and the last.
It arrived in San Diego the day afte
r he died.

Requiescat In Pace, Marine.

Sources:
January 11, 2005 National Review Online
Rich Lowry:
"Everyone Should Know His Name"

May 29, 2005 Boston Globe Jeff Jacoby:
"Death of a Marine"


November 14, 2007

Hillary "Clueless" Clinton

"It was news to me."
So sayeth Hillary in response to the accusation of question-planting at a campaign public appearance.

Is she kidding or what?
The huge knot her knickers are in must be impeding blood flow to her brain.

Are we to believe that some little putz campaign staff worker would DARE to do such a thing on their own?

Oh.
This is Hillary Clinton.
We're supposed to believe everything that comes out of her mouth, no matter which side.
"And neither I nor my campaign approve of that. And it will certainly not be tolerated."
Well, maybe not more than, say, TWICE.

Here are a few other clueless Clinton episodes:

The failure to report the lucrative family charity (Clinton Family Foundation) in Congressional disclosure reports—five times—was simply an “oversight” , according to Hillary. I'm sure she meant five oversights!

The NY Daily News discovered that Hillary accepted another $50,000 from the Boston chapter of the American Muslim Alliance (which advocates use of force against Israel), June 2000. Hillary claimed she had NO idea the event was sponsored by the American Muslim Alliance, but a letter on WH stationery specifically thanking the Massachusetts chapter and photos on their website tell a different story.

In 1994 Hillary told federal investigators "
I don't believe I know anything about Castle Grande". This was a failed land fraud eventually costing taxpayers $4 million. The Rose Law firm billing records requested by prosecutors were found in her White House book room in 1996- just after the statute of limitations was up. Hillary has said that she has no idea how the billing records came to be in her book room. BTW, the billing records showed 30 billing hours of work.

The Clinton strategy:
avoid responsibility and deny, deny, deny!

Hit the Road, Fool


Remember This FOOL?


Then-Congresswoman from Georgia, Cynthia McKinney struck a Capitol police officer who asked to see her identification before she was allowed to enter a House building.

McKinney said the officer, who was white, did it because she was “a female black congresswoman.”


He did it because idiot McKinney was not
wearing her Congressional ID pin.

The ex-Congressional Representative from Georgia Cynthia McKinney now calls California home.


Georgians want to erase a constant reminde
r that she ever lived in the Peach State.

A 20 mile stretch of I-285 — which connects downtown Atlanta to the suburb of Stone Mountain — was renamed the Cynthia McKinney Parkway in 2000 after the congresswoman secured $14 million in federal funding for DeKalb County to upgrade what was then called Memorial Drive.

Georgia House Rep. Mike Jacobs who represents part of DeKalb County, is supporting a state resolution proposed last year that calls for the parkway to revert to its original name.
“If had I had to pick any road in the state of Georgia to strip the name from, this would be it.
The original name of the road is Memorial Drive, which is named for the men and women who died protecting our freedom.


Who’s more deserving? I think the question answers itself.


And in light of the fact that her commitment to the state of Georgia is nil, we should re-double our efforts to remove her name from a state road.”


November 13, 2007

The Wall


The Wall

58,000 Names carved into black marble.

Dedicated November 13, 1982.

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.

Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own.

And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind."





Clintonian* Version of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

November 13th, 1999

The Good: President Bill Clinton agrees to pay Paula Jones $850,000 to drop her sexual harassment lawsuit.

The Bad: Paula Jones' lawyers get the lion's share of $850,000 settlement;
Jones will collect only 200,000


The Ugly: on January 6, 1998, less than two
weeks before she was to meet Clinton face-to-face during his deposition, Jones announced that the Justice Department was looking into how she became the target of an IRS audit.

The Clintons were infamous for wielding IRS audits like a weapon against their "enemies".

Amongst the auditees:

Billy Dale, 1993, White House Travel Office Chief - a nonpolitical WH worker who served presidents since JFK; he & 6 coworkers were summarily dismissed on Hillary's orders because she wanted 'those slots for our people'; to justify Dale's firing the Clinton WH accused him of embezzlement (acquitted in less than 90 minutes)-cost to the taxpayers $500,000; Travelgate investigators uncovered Hillary Clinton memo stating IRS commissioner was personally on top of the Dale audit.

and ...

Clinton critics: Kent Masterson Brown (Hillary-care critic); IRS critic Shelly Davis; Patricia Mendoza (who confronted Bubba at a public event after the 1996 terrorist attack on Khobar Towers AF base); Bill O'Reilly (FOX news); Chuck Harder - radio host

Clinton 'women': Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick

Conservative publications: The National Review & the American Spectator,
Conservative Groups: The Christian Coalition, Citizens for a Sound Economy, Oliver North's Freedom Alliance, NRA & Fortress America

Just as Congress was beginning to take note, IRS Commissioner and Yale friend Margaret Richardson resigned in 1997

*Clintonian: referring to any sex act except for penile to vaginal penetration. Most commonly used for oral sex.

November 11, 2007

Not Forgotten: America's Veterans

If you can read this, thank a teacher.
If you are reading it in English, thank a member of the United States military."
"Because as I look around at the state of this nation and see all of the weak little pampered candy-asses that are whining about this or protesting that, I’d be afraid to leave the fate of this nation entirely up to them." -- A US soldier in Iraq on why he re-enlisted.


"We sometimes forget, but freedom isn't free."
-- Johnny Spann, father of CIA officer Mike Spann,
the first American casualty in the war against terror


It is the Soldier, not the reporter who has given us freedom of press

It is the Soldier, not the poet who has given us freedom of speech
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer who gives us freedom to demonstrate
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and who's coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.
-- Father Dennis Edward O'Brien

November 09, 2007

Happy Birthday, Marines!


November 10th



"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. The Marines don't have that problem."
Ronald Reagan,
President of the United States; 1985

On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned Samuel Nicholas to raise two Battalions of Marines.

Nicholas set up shop that very day in Tun Tavern, Philadelphia. He appointed Robert Mullan, then the proprietor & barkeep of the tavern, to the job of chief Marine Recruiter.

Lured by the opportunity to serve in the new Corps of Mari
nes - and the promise of cold beer - prospective recruits flocked to Tun Tavern.

The US Air Force Chief-of-Staff would never be called Airman.
The Chief-of-Naval Operations would never be called Sailor.
The Commanding General of The US Army would never be called Soldier
.
The Commandant of the Marine Corps is proud to be called United States Marine.

America, Home of the Free
Because of the Brave.


The Flag raising on Mt Suribachi, Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945
Iwo Jima was secured on March 26th after a 35-day battle.

Marines suffered 25,851 casualties.


Once a Marine, Always a Marine



The headstone of Lee Marvin, Academy Award-winning actor, at Arlington National Cemetery.


Note the epitaph.

This is what Marvin specified in his will.









Some Famous Names, Also Marines

Don Adams, Bea Arthur, Orville Burrell (aka 'Shaggy')Rod Carew, Drew Carey, Roberto Clemente, Mike Connors, Brian Dennehy, R. Lee Ermey, Don & Phil Everly, Glenn Ford, John Glenn, Scott Glenn, Gene Hackman, Gil Hodges, Harvey Keitel, Brian Keith, Bob Keeshan (Capt Kangaroo), Lee Marvin, Ed McMahon, Steve McQueen, Martin Milner, Ken Norton, Hugh O'Brien, George Peppard, Bum Phillips, Tyrone Power, Burt Reynolds, Robert Ryan, George C Scott, Leon Spinks, Leon Uris, James Whitmore, Montel Williams, Jonathan Winters

and Ted Williams, who served twice- WW II/1943-45 & Korea/1952-53
"I've always been proud of being a Marine. I won't hesitate to defend the Corps."
-- Jonathan Winters
and ... Bugs Bunny

The U.S. Marine Corps was so flattered that Bugs Bunny decides to become a Marine in the 1943 'Super Rabbit' film, they insisted Bugs be officially inducted into the Marines as a private, which was done, complete with dogtags. Bugs was regularly promoted until officially "discharged" as a Master Sergeant at the end of World War II.

"Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue"

296 Marines have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor -and of the 19 double MOH winners, 7 were Marines.

Including
the youngest recipient since the Civil War:
PFC Jacklyn H. Lucas, Iwo Jima, 20 Feb 1945. He turned 17 just 5 days before the Battle for Iwo Jima began.


Uncommon valor is still a common virtue.




Corporal Jason Dunham

The latest Marine awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor,
January 11 2007,

whose birthday is also November 10th.







Marine Lore:

All men are created equal, then some became Marines.
On the 7th Day God rested. Marines filled sandbags.
Death smiles at everyone, Marines smile back.
The most dangerous place is between a Marine and his country.
There is no better friend and no worse enemy than the U.S. Marine Corps.
U.S. Marine. Your freedom. His life without complaint.
You will die. I will die a Marine.
Now Drop and Give Me 232 !

November 08, 2007

Katie Couric: Elitist Defeatist

On Sept 25th, Katie Couric, still pretending to be a reporter, spoke at the National Press Club:

“The whole culture of wearing flags on our lapel and saying ‘we’ when referring to the United States ... was just a little uncomfortable.”
The wearing of flag pins is now a cultural thing?
This makes her 'uncomfortable'?

Is she kidding?

Instead of 'we Americans, what do you say, Ms. Couric?
You Americans?


I would question Ms Couric's patriotism ... to find if she has any and for what country, because she sure doesn't have any for America.


Greg Gutfield:
"Katie and her ilk are uncomfortable with patriotism because, like religion, it takes the focus off of her. Her kind of patriotism is one of "dissent" and that's the kind our enemies love."
Then Contemptable Couric said on the Charlie Rose Show that she agreed with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on one point:
“Oftentimes Westerners don’t really understand fully the values of this particular culture.”
Oh, I think Monkey-Man has made himself perfectly, revulsively clear ... Death to America.

'That particular culture' wants to destroy our society and culture and they are very happy to kill us to do it.

Too bad Ms Couric doesn't understand that.

November 07, 2007

Hilpocrisy


A new word has joined Clintonesque and Clintonian in our vocabulary:

Hilpocrisy


From Lowell Ponte:
"But one towering figure on today’s left continues to practice hypocrisy so haughtily brazen, disreputable, dishonest, and transparent that it deserves a new word to describe it.

I hereby dub the hyper-hypocrisy of Sen. Hillary Clinton “Hilpocrisy.”

Mrs. Clinton pretends to care about women, while enabling her husband's extramarital escapades.

Mrs. Clinton claims to be ethical, but she arm-twisted one of the law firms coordinating lawsuits against the tobacco industry to let her brother share in their booty, billing up to $7,000 per hour for his legal work.

Mrs. Clinton claims to oppose terrorism, but to help her campaign for a Senate seat, her president husband pardoned Puerto Rican terrorists involved in the maiming and murder of police officers. She then described as “murderers” New York City police officers who had never been convicted of any such crime, thereby fomenting minority hatred and violence against all police.

Mrs. Clinton acknowledge receiving $850,000 in campaign contributions from convicted criminal Norman Hsu and his intermediaries. She told reporters that she will return this money, but then refused to make public the names of any of these middlemen to whom her truckloads of dirty cash purportedly will be returned. No reporter can readily trace or link it to previous donations or corrupt sources or prove that Mrs. Clinton actually returned it.

Mrs. Clinton claims to support Israel. But when she headed a private foundation, Hillary channeled tens of thousands of dollars to the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was actively practicing violence against Israel, and she helped arrange a fundraiser for the PLO.

Mrs. Clinton in a Senate hearing told our commander in Iraq, Gen. John Petraeus, that “the reports you provide to us require the willing suspension of disbelief.” That is, Mrs. Clinton called this commander a liar to his face.

Her entire political career, from her miraculous $100,000 from a $1,000 investment in cattle futures, to her feigned surprise that subpoenaed missing Rose Law Firm billing records were found next to her living quarters in the White House, has required a “willing suspension of disbelief” by voters.

Mrs. Clinton voted against the Terror Surveillance Act but listened to a secretly recorded audiotape of a phone conversation of Clinton critics.

And as those who have followed Hillary Clinton’s career know, this list of her sins and falsehoods could continue for hundreds of pages.

Hilpocrisy now poisons our politics and saps our national will to win. America might not survive another eight years of Hilpocrisy in the Oval Office."