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Big Bad ... Disney

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A leading Catholic cleric has accused Disney of corrupting children and encouraging greed.

Christopher Jamison, the Abbot of Worth in West Sussex, warns that "society is in danger of losing its soul because of growing consumerism and the decline of religion".

As to the 'losing its soul' remark, I refer the Abbot to recent news from Mumbai. I seriously doubt that any of those terrorists were corrupted by anything related to Mickey Mouse. No, something much more sinister and evil corrupted their souls.

As to the 'decline of religion' remark, perhaps the Abbot is concerned that people are spending their money with Disney rather than tithing to the Church.

Thanksgiving 2008

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Joe Heller says it all:



Semper Shameful

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Apparently if you serve your country in uniform for 25 years and if your son is killed while serving his country in uniform, your 1st Amendment rights are forfeit.Jesse Nieto, a 25-year Marine veteran and father of one of the 17 sailors killed in the 2000 USS Cole terrorism attack, has been banned from driving his truck when visiting his son's grave at the Arlington National Cemetery.The reason?Because of displaying this “offensive material":

In fact, his truck has been banned from all federal installations until the "offensive" decals are removed. And who issued this order?
The Base Magistrate, Camp Lejeune.Because of 'complaints'.
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented: “The banning of these decals is political correctness run amuck in the military. Our troops are being killed by Islamic terrorists, 9/11 was caused by Islamic terrorists, these terrorists want to destroy America, the Islamic countries persecute C…

Thank You, Too...War Dogs

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Not Forgotten: Our Veterans

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A VETERAN is someone who, at one point in one's life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America" for an amount of "up to and including my life".

That is HONOR, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.

- Author Unknown



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

Happy 233rd, Marines

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LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H. over at the Rottweiler Empire has the list of

233 reasons to love the Corps.

My personal reasons are: husband and son.





Fallen Hero: LCpl Christopher Aldesperger

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November 10, 2004

Fallujah, Iraq
Operation al Fajr

On 10 November 2004, Kilo 3/5 began clearing houses in a pre-dawn Operation. They encountered only “minor resistance” until the last house. Like most houses in Fallujah, it had a walled compound around the house and an outdoor stairway leading to the roof."As the Marines breached the compounds gate, the insurgents sprang a “Chechen Ambush”, in which they hoped to wound the initial Marines and then kill the corpsman and other Marines who rushed to their aid. Lance Cpl. Erick Hodges was immediately hit by a hail of bullets, killing him instantly. Navy Corpsman Alonso Rogero was hit in the stomach while Lance Cpl. Ryan Sunnerville was hit in the leg. Hopping on one leg L/Cpl. Sunnerville pushed forward under a barrage of hand grenades, engaging the insurgents with his M-16 at a range of less than 20 yards.PFC Christopher Aldesperger rushed forward, engaging a concealed machine gun position while he helped Rogero and Sunnerville to the …

Michelle Obama, First Lady-To Be

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From the mouth of America's next First Lady:
"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."> NF: Let's start with your six-figure income and million-dollar house.
"For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country.
> NF: But not for the successes of our space program, the end of the Cold War, or Iraqi independence.

I hope that you are proud of your country, if only for the second time in your adult life, for electing your husband who has accomplished nothing memorable until now to be POTUS. <

Diantha Harris, Social Progressive Activist

This is what American children are being exposed to in a so-called 'learning environment' .

Note: This was in Fayetteville (near Fort Bragg), not Asheville.
Thanks to the Tundra Tabloid

UpdateYou'll notice that when asked why he's supporting Obama, the (black) boy responds, "I'd like a black president", the so-called 'educator' says nothing about the racist remark. Just imagine if one of the kids supporting McCain had replied "because he's white".

Had this person's child been 'educated' in this manner, she'd be all up in somebody's ass.

And, unfortunately, there are many more teachers, should I say 'political agenda activists' -or- social progressive agents, just like her, shaping your children's minds with their poison.

America's Historic Disaster

Oh. My. Goodness.
I have a new hero.

From iowahawk, blogger extraordinaire:

Election Analysis: America Can Take Pride In This Historic, Inspirational Disaster
Although I have not always been the most outspoken advocate of President-Elect Barack Obama, today I would like to congratulate him and add my voice to the millions of fellow citizens who are celebrating his historic and frightening election victory. I don't care whether you are a conservative or a liberal -- when you saw this inspiring young African-American rise to our nation's highest office I hope you felt the same sense of patriotic pride that I experienced, no matter how hard you were hyperventilating with deep existential dread. Yes, I know there are probably other African-Americans much better qualified and prepared for the presidency. Much, much better qualified. Hundreds, easily, if not thousands, and without any troubling ties to radical lunatics and Chicago mobsters. Gary Coleman comes to mind. But let&#…

Change is Coming

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The candidate of Change who promised "Change We Can Believe In", then Changed that slogan to "Change We Need" is now in position to Change Our Lives.

Changes like:nationalizing health care, unilaterally disarming our nuclear weapons, pushing the Global Poverty Act, appointing judges (that are left of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, passing legislation banning handguns, greatly increasing federal spending by euphemistically disguising it as a stimulus package, or increasing taxes on producers and expanding "redistribution" Changes like:
imposing limitations on private executive salaries, empowering labor unions, further nationalizing public education with the leftist indoctrination agenda of the National Education Association, further opening our borders, ratifying the Kyoto climate change treaty, abandoning Israel, retreating and surrendering in Iraq, dramatically reducing the defense budget, and possibly reinstating the draft in the name of racial equity.…

Good Onya, Michael

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Journalistic ethics aren't a lost cause quite yet:

Media's Presidential Bias and Decline
By Michael S. Malone
Oct. 24, 2008 "The traditional media are playing a very, very dangerous game -- with their readers, with the Constitution and with their own fates. The sheer bias in the print and television coverage of this election campaign is not just bewildering, but appalling. And over the last few months I've found myself slowly moving from shaking my head at the obvious one-sided reporting, to actually shouting at the screen of my television and my laptop computer.
But worst of all, for the last couple weeks, I've begun -- for the first time in my adult life -- to be embarrassed to admit what I do for a living. A few days ago, when asked by a new acquaintance what I did for a living, I replied that I was "a writer," because I couldn't bring myself to admit to a stranger that I'm a journalist." Read the rest HERE

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