December 31, 2009

MMM Missed These

The Mainstream Media Morons  ignored  missed  these:



Van Jones (WH Green Jobs advisor),   ACORN tapes,   John Holdren (Science Czar),   Climate-gate,   politicizing the NEA,   Chas Freeman (NIC Chairman),    Tea Party protests,    Kevin Jennings (safe School Czar),    Democratic stimulus

The 28th Amendment

This would be a great one:

Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States .

December 30, 2009

My Congressman IS Nuts

Alan Grayson, Harvard graduate, who represents Florida's 8th district (and me) in the US House of Representatives, now wants to deprive Angie Langley of not only her 1st amendment right to freedom of speech but her personal freedom as well ... because she dared to create a website critical of him.



No kidding.

I have a BS degree from a mere state university, not from a high-falutin' Ivy League Institution of Higher Liberalism, but I DO understand what the 1st Amendment to the Constitution is all about. 
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Mr. Grayson swore to "support and defend" the US Constitution.
Apparently he thinks he can pick and choose which parts.


The Buck Stops Where

Toby Harnden is the Daily Telegraph's US editor based in Washington, DC


Barack Obama Gets an "F" for (not) Protecting Americans

The Highlights:
There is no more solemn duty for an American commander-in-chief than the marshaling of  “all elements of American power” – the phrase Obama himself used on Monday – to protect the people of the United States. In that key respect, Obama failed on Christmas Day, just as President George W. Bush failed on September 11th (though he succeeded in the seven years after that).

Yes, the buck stops in the Oval Office. Obama may have rather smugly given himself a “B+” for his 2009 performance but he gets an F for the events that led to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab boarding a Detroit-bound plane in Amsterdam with a PETN bomb sewn into his underpants.  He said today that a  “systemic failure has occurred”. Well, he’s in charge of that system.

The picture we’re getting is more and more alarming by the hour. Here are some key elements to consider:

...  Abdulmutallab’s father spoke several times to the US Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria and visited a CIA officer there to tell him, apparently, that he feared his son was a jihadist being trained in Yemen.  According to CNN, the CIA officer wrote up a report, which then sat in the CIA headquarters at Langley for several weeks without being disseminated to the rest of the intelligence community. 

...  In his studied desire to be the unBush by responding coolly to events like this, Obama is dangerously close to failing as a leader. Yes, it is good not to shoot from the hip and make broad assertions without the facts.

    But Obama took three days before speaking to the American people, emerging on Monday in between golf and tennis games in Hawaii to deliver a rather tepid address that significantly underplayed what happened. He described Abdulmutallab as an “isolated extremist” who “allegedly tried to ignite an explosive device on his body” phrases that indicate a legalistic, downplaying approach that alarms rather than reassures. 

   In the meantime, he went snorkeling.

 ... There has been a pattern developing with the Obama administration trying to minimize terrorist attacks. We saw it with Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad, a Muslim convert who murdered a US Army recruit in Little Rock, Arkansas in June. We saw it with Major Nidal Malik Hassan, a Muslim with Palestinian roots who slaughtered 13 at Fort Hood, Texas last month.  In both cases, there were Yemen connections.

... Guantanamo Bay ...  As Mike Goldfarb asks: “Is the Obama administration seriously still considering sending some 90 Yemeni detainees now being held at Gitmo back to their country of origin, where al Qaeda are apparently running around with impunity?”

... Janet Napolitano, Obama’s Homeland Security Chief, has been a disaster in this, exhibiting the kind of bureaucratic complacency that makes ordinary citizens want to go postal.

... There’s a continued, unfortunate tendency for everyone in Obamaland to preface every comment about something going wrong with a sideswipe against the Bush administration. ...  It’s bordering on the juvenile. Obama’s been president for a year now. It’s time for him to accept that things that happen as his responsibility, not Bush’s. It’s time for him to echo Ronald Reagan, who said over Iran-Contra: “I take full responsibility for my own actions and for those of my administration.”

As with the Clinton co-presidency, the buck stops somewhere down the hall.

December 28, 2009

Obama's Thin Skin

This is not about Race.
And I shouldn't have to say that, but I do.

Barack Hussein Obama's skin is way too thin for a POTUS.


The liberal media morons (and other loonies) have coddled, encouraged and enabled this arrogant elitist nobody to believe that everybody loves him and everything he does and says is wonderfully messianic.


So, when someone dares to disagree or even question him, well, you risk incurring the displeasure, maybe even wrath, and definitely the sarcasm of Barack Hussein Obama.




So much for the fair, bi-partisan, and transparent government we were promised if only we would vote for him.

3 Days

That's how long it took Barack Hussein Obama to make a public comment on the attempted airplane bombing on Xmas Day.

ABC News actually put it, "interrupted his Hawaiian vacation".
Only since January 19, 2009, has an attempted terror attack been considered an interruption.

Barky actually used the words "allegedly" (the guy's pants were on fire) and "isolated extremist". Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility, and the guy's own father notified authorities regarding his son's radicalization. Did Barky mention that? Of course not.

It's a shame that your $4000 per-night Hawaiian vacation was interrupted, Barky, (and the golf game, tennis game, and picnic) but isn't POTUS a 24/7 job? Someone needs to tell Barky that his voting "present" days are long past.
US Rep. Peter King (R/NY): "We're now, what, 72 hours into this and the president has not spoken, the vice president has not spoken, the attorney general has not spoken and (Homeland Security Secretary) Janet Napolitano has now told two different stories in two days.

"It's very hard, even for me being on the Homeland Security Committee and the intelligence committee, to get any information out of this administration," King said.



December 17, 2009

An Inconvient Fact

All of a sudden the Goracle, global warming alarmist extraordinaire, doesn't want to give interviews.

Why is that?
Has the truth become inconvenient?

Arctic Ice Claims Do Not Add Up

The Global-warming Scandal of-the-Century

Not Evil Just Wrong

As they say:
The Truth, Inconvenient and otherwise, will out.

December 14, 2009

Fallen Hero: Capt Kyle Van De Giesen


On October 27, 2009,  Marine Capt. Kyle Van De Giesen, age 29, was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

November 4, 2009, the Patriot Guard escorted the Capitan to his final duty station at the National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.

On 10 November 2009, Capt. Van De Giesen's wife gave birth to a
son, their second child.


A fund has been established to help his family.

Donations can be made to:

Captain Kyle Van DeGiesen Memorial Fund
Bristol County Savings Bank
96 Commonwealth Ave.
North Attleboro, MA 02763







Requiescat in Pace, Marine

This Nation Will Remain The Land Of The Free
Only So Long As It Is The Home Of The Brave
- Elmer Davis

Stephen King Redemption


Author Stephen King has redeemed himself somewhat.

(see: Stephen King Channels John Kerry   )


Good Onya, Stephen.


Un-Bloody-Believable: Dhimmitude

The Rt Rev Stephen Venner , the new bishop for the U.K.'s Armed Forces:
"The Taliban can be admired for their Faith and Loyalty."


He does not want the Afghan insurgents "portrayed too negatively".

The Rt Rev Stephen Venner called for a more sympathetic approach to the Islamic fundamentalists that recognises their humanity.

What the hell?
Admiring their faith and loyalty? Their humanity?
These people whose faith values death over life? Whose faith includes stoning women to death? Whose humanity uses women and children as shields?


What's negative about that?


I wonder if Rev Venner has spent any time in the field with the troops in Afghanistan. I bet the answer is no.

Perhaps he and Peter Davies, the mayor of Doncaster who claimed "British society could learn from Taliban family values", could be guests of the Taliban. Experience the life. Without protection from any troops.


Hat/Tip: to Stable Hand at  The Jawa Report
 who comments:
When I first saw the headline in my inbox, I thought ah, satire. Nope. How many times have we heard "if only if we will be more nice to the terrorists".......?
I guess throwing acid in young girls faces doesn't matter to the Bishop, we just have to be nicer .... aaaarrrggghhhh. Jawa has an archive full of Taliban shit. Or the beheading archives, plenty there from the sick bastages.

December 10, 2009

A Response to Obama's Quirky American History Lesson

The Opinionated Fool forwarded the following (which he found in a newsgroup, author unknown):
Islam is not part of America's story, Hussein ...

Barack Hussein Obama said, in his "New Beginning" Cairo speech (June, 2009):

"I know, too that Islam has always been a part of America's story."

Dear Mr. Obama:

Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed?  Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.

Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving day?   Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians.

Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United States Constitution?  Declaration of Independence? Bill of Rights? Didn't think so.

 Did Muslims fight for this country's freedom from England?
 No.

 Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America?
No, they did not.

In fact, Muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human  slavery. Your own 'half-brother', a devout Muslim, still advocates slavery himself, even though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black Muslims as "pug nosed slaves." Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your family's "rich Islamic heritage" doesn't it Mr. Obama?

 Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this country? Not present. There are no pictures or media accounts of  Muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King Jr. or helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.

Where were Muslims during this country's Woman's Suffrage era?  Again, not present. In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture. So much so that often they are beaten for not wearing the 'hajib'  or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband.   Yep, the Muslims are all for women's rights aren't they?

At least when the Muslims are not beheading their own wives and daughters (5,000 times a year) in what they call "Honor Killings."

Where were Muslims during World War II?  They were aligned with Adolf Hitler. The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler, reviewed the troops and accepted support from the Nazi's in killing Jews.

Finally, Mr. Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001?

If they weren't flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon or a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the middle east. No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other cable news networks that day.  Strangely, the very "moderate" Muslims who's asses you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11. To many Americans, their silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.

 And THAT, Mr. Obama, is the "rich heritage" Muslims have here in America.




December 09, 2009

The 'Enemy Camp'

According to major media moron Chris Matthews, the 'Enemy Camp' is The United States Military Academy at West Point.

After Barack Hussein Obama delivered his Plan-to-Lose-the-War-in-Afghanistan speech at West Point, Chris Matthews had this to say about the Cadets, those young men and women who are willing to put themselves between the horrors of war and the comforts of home for anti-military 'journalists' like Matthews and anti-military presidents like Obama:





I wonder if  the 'tingles' Obama was sending up this media moron's leg affected his brain.

December 02, 2009

Barky's Speech

Barack Hussein Obama gave a much-anticipated speech last night regarding the war in Afghanistan and our troops.

We waited over 3 months for it.

The words "I" and "me" were notably present and noticeably emphasized.

The words "win" and "victory" were nowhere to be heard.




November 23, 2009

Clint-O-Bama-Rama


Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama want an accountable, transparent government in Afghanistan -- as far as that can happen -- and a strong stand against corruption.

Okay, let's first consider the CO-presidency of which Hillary was a part.

If you google: 'Clinton presidency corruption', you get 2,740,000 returns.

Remember Whitewater? Cattlegate? Travelgate? Filegate? Vandalgate? Chinagate? Lippogate? Zippergate? Fostergate?  ad nauseum


Neither of the Clintons has ever accepted accountability for anything.

Now google 'Obama corruption'103,000,000 returns.


Google 'Obama transparency'4,400,000 returns.

Guess what?  The Barack Hussein Obama administration has argued in a recent court filing that the Privacy Act does not apply to the Executive Office of the President. So much for the most transparent administration ever.
Judicial Watch

ACORN. SEIU. Czars. Suspected document fraud (birth certificate -and- Selective Service Registration). Blagogate. TARP.

And it's not even a year yet.

Hamid Karzai has nothing on these two.

And as far as government corruption goes, perhaps we should clean out our House (and Senate)  -  John Murtha. Charley Rangel. Maxine Waters, etal  -  before criticizing theirs.


November 18, 2009

Fallen Heroes: Spcs Gary Gooch and Aaron Aamot


 
Army Spc. Gary L. Gooch Jr., 22, of Ocala, FL and Spc. Aaron S. Aamot, 22, of Custer, WA, died Nov. 5 in Jelewar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device. 

The soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA.




Requietum en Pacem, Soldiers

November 17, 2009

The Undecider President.Still.

Barack Hussein Obama has been thinking about making a decision on General McChrystal's additional troop request to bolster troops already in the field (i.e. Afghanistan War) since August. 3 months.

During these three months Barack Hussein Obama has: flown to NYC to offer a tribute to Walter Cronkite (but not to NYC on 9-11), flown to Copenhagen to lobby the IOC for the 2016 Olympics (even though Oprah and Michelle were already there).


Then he revved up AF One to attend the memorial service at Fort Hood. (Can we say major photo ops?)  Wouldn't that have been an absolutely appropriate time and place to announce his re-re-thought Afghan War strategy?  But no.  He doesn't like any of his options and wants more.

Is Barack Hussein Obama reluctant to send more American troops to war because he's concerned for them? I doubt that's the reason.

Or is it because he just does not want to spend the money on the war?


MAYBE!

This guy has NO problem spending money.
During the first 100 days as POTUS, Obama signed a $787 billion stimulus bill into law, proposed a $3.6 trillion budget for the next fiscal year, took over a massive $700 billion Wall Street bailout program and created other billion-dollar programs.

It did not take 3 months for him to make those decisions.


November 13, 2009

Some Leadership

From The GOOD LT at the JAWA Report:

Some "Leadership," Obama: Troop Morale Dropping in Afghanistan

Boy. The selfishness of our troops in Afghanistan. Thinking of only themselves and not the incredible burden and sacrifice that our Dear Leader Barack Obama is making for them by taking his time enacting the strategy he laid out in...March. It's November.
WASHINGTON – Morale has fallen among soldiers in Afghanistan, where troops are seeing record violence in the 8-year-old war, while those in Iraq show much improved mental health amid much lower violence, the Army said Friday.
Oh, so it's OK to admit that Iraq's stable now. After Bush made the decision to increase troop levels. Per his general's requests. In the face of criticism from everyone, including Obama himself. He's been given a model and told what he needs to do.

And yet, there's so much more to think about here. Like the 2012 election news cycle and the focus groups of Democrats next year.

The Fort Hood Outrage

We have a Pentagon full of political Generals with Politically Correct Rules of Engagement.


Real Clear Politics:

An Officer's Outrage Over Fort Hood

by Major Shawn Keller
As an officer in the United States Army, I'm angry for so many reasons over what happened at Ft. Hood. I'm angry that twelve of my fellow soldiers and a contractor were murdered. I'm angry that over thirty people have suffered life altering injuries from which they will never fully recover. I'm angry that the lives of so many families have been forever ruined. I'm angry that this happened on an Army post on American soil where soldiers should be safe. And I'm angry that the murderer was a terrorist who masqueraded as an Army officer for half a dozen years.

But as angry as I am at what happened, I'm even angrier that it was allowed to happen. Apparently, there was no shortage of warning signs that Hasan identified more with Islamic Jihadists than he did with the US Army. From speeches, writings, conversations, affiliations and postings on Jihadist websites, there were more than enough dots to connect that should have exposed Hasan as someone inclined to attack innocent people in the furtherance of a political, religious and ideological agenda. There were more than enough red flags raised that, at a minimum, should have gotten Hasan kicked out of the Army.

But just like September 11, those agencies and individuals charged with keeping America and Americans safe failed to connect the dots that would have saved lives. Jihadist rhetoric espoused by Hasan was categorically dismissed out of submissiveness to the concepts of tolerance and diversity. The Army as an institution has been neutered by decades of political correctness and the leaders in Hasan's chain-of-command failed to act accordingly out of fear of being labeled anti-Muslim and receiving a negative evaluation report. The counter-terrorism agencies knew Hasan was communicating with Al-Qaeda and dismissed it as academic research instead of delving deeper into the probability that a terrorist had infiltrated the ranks.

Even four hours after Hasan stood on a desk yelling Allahu Akbar! and opened fire, the FBI stated that they were not investigating the attack as an act of terrorism even as there were still reports of other gunmen on the loose. Meanwhile, the Army continues to dismiss it as a "tragedy" and an "isolated incident by a lone gunman" while the media has invented the psychological condition of post-traumatic stress disorder by proxy. There is more concern for promoting the appropriate information operation campaign and maintaining the illusion of safety than there is for actually exposing the weaknesses and faults in the system that allowed this to happen. We're even being told that damage to the Army's efforts at diversity would be a greater tragedy than the murder of the twelve soldiers -- how ironic the week of Veterans' Day.

This has nothing to do with being anti-Islamic. After numerous tours to Iraq and working with countless cultural advisors on Ft. Bragg, I know dozens of Muslims who I respect and admire greatly. This has everything to do with force protection and security being trumped by the concepts of political correctness and diversity. This has everything to do with a hypocritical system and culture that breeds timidity and dismissiveness in the interest of career advancement. If I preached a white-supremacist ideology or described Timothy McVeigh as a hero to the cause of freedom and liberty, how long do you think I would still be in the military drawing a salary, receiving educational benefits and getting promoted like Hasan did?

Hasan's radical ideology grew to the point that he committed mass murder because too many leaders were too afraid to lead out of fear of harming their career or the image of the Army. If those leaders don't have the intestinal fortitude, moral conviction or personal courage to stand up, speak up and protect soldiers, then retire, resign or get out of the way and let somebody else do it for you.


Shawn Keller is a Major in the United States Army stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

November 11, 2009

Veterans' Day 2009



A ‘Veteran‘ is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount of “up to, and including his life.”

November 06, 2009

Barky Obummer's Priorities

Yesterday afternoon, when Barack Hussein Obama made his initial public mention of the shootings/murders at Fort Hood, he FIRST spent two and half minutes thanking the Department of the Interior, plus giving a "shout-out" to Joe Medicine Crow, smiling and waving while he did so. THEN, our so-called Commander-in-Chief deigned to mention the violence at Fort Hood.

And guess what. In all of the replays on national news, including FOX, the FIRST two and a half minutes have been edited out, so that we have the impression that Barack Hussein Obama spoke only about the shootings/murders at Fort Hood.

Guess what else. Someone captured the actual broadcast.
Notice the news banner, listen to his words, watch the timer.
The news from Ft. Hood should have been at the top of the list for the
Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces.  And that's BEFORE the media manipulation.

I am outraged at the insensitivity of Barack Hussein Obama, POTUS and Commander-in-Chief (as he keeps reminding us). And I am outraged at the continuing manipulation by the media to make this  arrogant community organizer look competent.

A Disconnected President




NOTE: Joe Medicine Crow is a Medal of Freedom winner - NOT a Medal of Honor winner.

The Photo Op Prez

For the 1st time in 10 months Barack Hussein Obama has taken the time from his busy schedule of campaigning, golfing, etc. to pay his final respects to American troops KIA.



What took him so long?

Villainous Company notes that the ban on photos at Dover was lifted back in February, 8 months ago ... and he could have gone to Dover 10 months ago. Oh, but there would have been no cameras allowed then.
 
So begins the politicizing the deaths of American troops.

November 05, 2009

Blood Stripe



The "blood stripe" runs down each trouser leg of the dress blues worn by noncommissioned officers, staff noncommissioned officers and officers. The solid red stripe became part of the uniform in 1849.

Today, it serves to honor the memory of fallen comrades.

Project Valour-IT

from Soldiers' Angels:

 
 H/T:  Michelle Malkin  

Ultimate Thrill Ride

One of my most favorite things at WDW is

But this tops even that:

A civilian joyriding with his Air Force pilot friend, accidentally grabbed the eject lever while trying to brace himself.

He was instantly fired through the aircraft's perspex canopy and blasted 320 ft (100m) into the sky by the rocket-powered chair.

He then floated down to the ground with a parachute that opened automatically.

Holy Crow!!  What a ride!
And imagine the look on the pilot's face as the 'backseat' blasted off.

Don't Worry, Be Stupid

I read the Disney newsgroups because I'm a Disney freak and reading what others have to say about their experiences can be entertaining, enlightening... and sometimes infuriating.

Like this excerpt from a recent trip report:


Please be kind, this is my forst (sic) trip report.


The vacation: Myself, Wife, Daughter (age 8) and Son (age 5)


We went to the marina and rented two sea-racers.  The last time I rented a watercraft at WDW was when I was a teenager and it was a 1-person watersprite on Bay Lake.  Now that swimming in those waters is down-right dangerous, I was intrigued to find that the ond (sic) 1-person sea-racers had been replaced by two-person mini-boats.


After signing paperwork that I would not allow my son to pilot the boat, once out of sight of the dock, he took over and showed a pretty good level of piloting skill. He especially enjoyed yelling to people he saw that he was a "pirate pilot! We also enjoyed watching my wife try to pilot a boat for the first time in her life...a few rough spots and a near collision, but lots of fun.

So what's my problem with this?

# 1 : Letting the 5-year old pilot the craft after signing the paperwork specifically stating you wouldn't.  The paperwork is there to protect you, your family, the other guests, and Cast Members. Had you/your wife/your son had an accident I doubt your trip report would have been as 'cute' as you think it was.
 
Some example you're setting for your kids, buddy.

# 2 : The writer is a school teacher.

I wonder if the concepts of 'honesty' and 'personal responsibility' ever enter into his lesson plans?

Perhaps he is a 'social progressive educator' who believes that taking responsibility is for the other person who is always at fault anyway.

Fallen Hero: SSgt Olaf Schmid


Staff Sergeant Olaf 'Oz' Schmid, 30, a bomb disposal specialist who had defused more than 60 IEDs in Afghanistan, was KIA on his last day before two weeks of leave.




Requiescat in Pace, Soldier

November 01, 2009

Swine Flu For You

How do you feel about the Gitmo 'detainees', formerly known as 'terror suspects', receiving H1N1 flu vaccine before American children?

Think it's a joke?  Read on:

Pentagon to offer Swine Flu Vaccine to Terror Suspects

Even if the 200+ 'detained terror suspects', including the 17 ordered to be set free,  do not accept the free inoculation, it is a matter of principle, not numbers.  All Americans who want a flu shot should get the vaccine before ANY terrorist.

Golf War

Did you know that Barack Hussein Obama, ten months in office, has already tied George Bush, 8 years in office, for the number of rounds of golf played?

That's Obama's first ten months vs. Bush's total 8 years in office.

Perhaps if Barack Hussein Obama spent less time playing golf (and making campaign trips*) he could actually do the business he was elected to do. You know, like making decisions about the war in Afghanistan.  Meanwhile, October was the bloodiest month for U.S. troops since the Afghan war began.

Yes, Barky, the war is still on, and No, you can't just vote 'present'.




*Barky's been to 22 fundraisers in ten months; Bush appeared in 6 during his first 12 months in office.


What If Bush Did ...

October 28, 2009

Alan Grayson: Motor-mouth Moron

This is what's representing me in Congress:

FL Dummycrat calls Fed advisor "K Street Whore"

And his staff defends it!

I guess Mr Grayson's little bit of notoriety ( "Die quickly" ) went to his fat head.

Barack Hussein Obama recently referred to this idiot as "an outstanding member of Congress".  (Note: this is after both of Grayson's comments)  I guess Barky Obummer has a much different definition of 'outstanding' than I have.


Grayson is a first, and hopefully single, term Congressman.

The Few. The Proud. The One.

Do you know who Matthew Hoh  is? 

He is a former Marine captain with combat experience in Iraq.

He is a former State Department foreign service officer based in Zabul, Afghanistan, a Taliban stronghold.

He is a man with the courage of his convictions.

He resigned his job because:

"I have lost understanding of and confidence in the strategic purposes of the United States' presence in Afghanistan. I have doubts and reservations about our current strategy and planned future strategy, but my resignation is based not upon how we are pursuing this war, but why and to what end. To put simply, I fail to see the value or the worth in the continued U.S. casualties or expenditures of resources in support of the Afghan government in what is, truly, a 35-year-old civil war."

and

"I trust you understand the nature of this war and the sacrifices made by so many thousands of families who have been separated from loved ones deployed in defense of our Nation and whose homes bear the fractures, upheavals and scars of multiple and compounded deployments.  Thousands of our men and women have returned home with physical and mental wounds, some that will never heal or will only worsen with time.  The dead return only in bodily form to be received by families who must be reassured their dead have sacrificed for a purpose worthy of futures lost, love vanished, and promised dreams unkept. I have lost confidence such assurances can anymore be made. As such, I submit my resignation."


Please watch your back. Semper Fi.

October 26, 2009

Barky Obummer's Bias Is Showing, Again

I wonder why this isn't Headline News in the MSM:

Barack Hussein Obama offers Million$ in Muslim Technology Fund

Perhaps because the majority of Americans whose tax money is funding this idiocy would be outraged.

Read some of the 465 comments.

My Favorites:

Why not spend that money fixing America instead of fixing countries that'll end up using that against us? 

How many weeks of unemployment would that money fund? The Muslim Oil Sheiks have trillions. Let them help their own. We have enough problems here like 10% and growing unemployment. 

Why isn't there a bill to bolster Christian businessmen??? Isn't this just favoring one religion over another? Whatever happened to the liberal mantra of 'separation of church and state?' 

Let us remember that Barack Hussein Obama couldn't be troubled to put his hand over his heart for the Star-Spangled Banner   ... 





...  but bowed to Saudi King Abdullah.




So, how's that Transparent Hope and Change thing working for ya'?



October 20, 2009

Joe Biden: Gaffe-tastic


This clown / jerk / joke is next in line to be President.

President Obama is so "distracted by his vice president's indiscipline" that he has been forced to rebuke privately Vice President Joe Biden, according to a new book by Newsweek journalist Richard Wolffe, who interviewed Obama a dozen times.
"He can't keep his mouth shut," Wolffe quotes a "senior Obama aide" as saying of the gaffe-prone Biden in "Renegade: The Making of a President".

There was a joke going around that Biden is Obama's 'insurance policy'. Maybe that's not such a joke after all.


October 17, 2009

San Francisco Treat

A conservative Tea Party in liberal San Francisco?
While Barack Hussein Obama was there?

Did I miss this on the news?

Thanks to:  


there is pictorial proof that it happened (because the MSM surely will not acknowledge such an event). 
Here's my favorite:

 


H/T:  Michelle Malkin 
Tea Party for Obama

778

That's how many earmarks Senators have attached to the 2010 defense appropriations bill.

This is disgusting, but not surprising, which is even more disgusting.

Four government watchdog groups, The Center for Defense Information, National Taxpayers Union, Project on Government Oversight and Taxpayers for Common Sense, wrote a letter to SecDef Gates last week, expressing concern that:

October 16, 2009

25 More KIA

Today is the 16th day of October.


25 U.S. Troops have been killed this month in Afghanistan.


The month is only half over.

The troop increase request made in August by General McChrystal to Barack Hussein Obama, our Commander in Chief (as he reminds us) is  

still under consideration

even though Barack Hussein Obama, following "a careful policy review" proclaimed on March 27th that Afghanistan and Pakistan were "The central front in the War on Terror",  and on August 17th declared, "This is not a war of choice; it is a war of necessity."
 

But a decision is coming soon, within weeks, so we are told.

How about TODAY, within hours?


October 14, 2009

A Prediction

From The Opinionated Fool:



Suppose, just for a moment, that some unscrupulus political person, in a powerful national position (read: Barack Hussein Obama), might consider using American troops as pawns to advance an agenda. It sounds harsh, cruel, and so partisan as to be political science-fiction. 

But think about this:
Barack Hussein Obama's health-care initiative is on the fence, big time. At first he wanted a bi-partisan bill; then determined that wasn't really necessary. Then other cracks appeared in the form of moderate and conservative Democrats.The health-care bill (the one that doesn't exist yet) stalled.


Enter stage right: Afghanistan, the war Barack Hussein Obama himself campaigned on as the 'right war' for this country. His personally-selected general submitted an assesment of the situation in Afghanistan along with a request for the additional troops, 40,000 to be specific. The assesment has sat on Barack Hussein Obama's desk for over a month now. Additionally, eventual meetings with Barack Hussein Obama and his military and civilian advisors has resulted in the the 'promise' of a decision on strategy and troop requests within the next few weeks - all while our troops are being killed. (For all the folks out there with fathers/mothers/sons/daughters in the military, and as a parent of a U.S. Marine safely back from Iraq, the callousness of this hestiancy is frightening.)

Now the prediction: At some point I will not be surprised if a 'deal' is struck. To garner support for the health-care bill among a few Republicans and, more importantly, moderate Democrats, the White House will use the Afghan troop request as a bargaining chip. In essence: Give support to the health-care bill, get a quick decision on the troop request and war strategy. Cruel, but not surprising.


Remember, you read it here first.




October 12, 2009

The UnDecider President, Part II

Given Barack Hussein Obama's
inexperience,
ineptness,
indecisiveness,
apparent lack of interest in the military (except when it comes to counting their votes),
and willingness to spend money on everydamnthing except the military,
the decision regarding our troops in Afghanistan is easy:
Bring them home from Afghanistan. NOW.


From 
Bill Kristol at the Weekly Standard
At today’s White House meeting, President Obama, I’m told, reminded the congressional leaders that every thousand troops sent to Afghanistan would cost about a billion dollars a year, and asked whether the lawmakers would really support $40 to $50 billion a year of additional spending for the war.

This particularly pathetic excuse for ducking his responsibility for doing the right thing in Afghanistan put me in mind of the brilliant, and mordant, 1969 Philip Larkin poem, “Homage to A Government.”
Next year we are to bring all the soldiers home
For lack of money, and it is all right.
Places they guarded, or kept orderly,
We want the money for ourselves at home
Instead of working. And this is all right.
It's hard to say who wanted it to happen,
But now it's been decided nobody minds.
The places are a long way off, not here,
Which is all right, and from what we hear
The soldiers there only made trouble happen.
Next year we shall be easier in our minds.
Next year we shall be living in a country
That brought its soldiers home for lack of money.
The statues will be standing in the same
Tree-muffled squares, and look nearly the same.
Our children will not know it's a different country.
All we can hope to leave them now is money.
At the rate the Obamanation is spending money, there won't even be that left.


H/T: Philip Larkin
Pajamas Media

October 11, 2009

Yes, He Did (?)

Was Barack Hussein Obama’s biography, Dreams From My Father, actually written by an unrepentant domestic terrorist who lived in Obama's neighborhood?


According to William Ayers, that unrepentant domestic terrorist who lived in Obama's neighborhood, the answer is YES. 

Via Anne Leary Backyard Conservative  :

... unprompted he said–I wrote Dreams From My Father. I said, oh, so you admit it. He said – Michelle asked me to.

... I said I believe you probably heavily edited it. He said – I wrote it.
The unrepentant domestic terrorist who got away with murder claims authorship. The social progressive community organizer who managed to get elected POTUS claims authorship.

So which one is the lying liar?

 H/T:

UrbanGrounds

memeorandum

October 10, 2009

How to Win a Nobel Prize in 12 Days

By Tommy De Seno:


  "Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize this morning. Over the last decade the only requirement to win the prize was that the nominee had to be critical of George W. Bush (see Al Gore, Mohamed El Baradei and Jimmy Carter).

President Obama has broken new ground here. Nominations for potential winners of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ended on February 1. 

The president took office only 12 days earlier on January 20.

Let’s take a look at the president’s first 12 days in the White House according to his public schedule to see what he did to deserve a Nobel Peace Prize:

January 20: Sworn in as president. Went to a parade. Partied.

January 21: Asked bureaucrats to re-write guidelines for information requests. Held an “open house” party at the White House.

January 22: Signed Executive Orders: Executive Branch workers to take ethics pledge; re-affirmed Army Field Manual techniques for interrogations; expressed desire to close Gitmo (how’s that working out?)

January 23: Ordered the release of federal funding to pay for abortions in foreign countries. Lunch with Joe Biden; met with Tim Geithner.

January 24: Budget meeting with economic team.

January 25: Skipped church.

January 26: Gave speech about jobs and energy. Met with Hillary Clinton. Attended Geithner's  swearing in ceremony.

January 27: Met with Republicans. Spoke at a clock tower in Ohio.

January 28: Economic meetings in the morning, met with Defense secretary in the afternoon.

January 29: Signed Ledbetter Bill overturning Supreme Court decision on lawsuits over wages. Party in the State Room. Met with Biden.

January 30: Met economic advisers. Gave speech on Middle Class Working Families Task Force. Met with senior enlisted military officials.

January 31: Took the day off.

February 1: Skipped church. Threw a Super Bowl party.

So there you have it. The short path to the Nobel Peace Prize: Party, go to meetings, skip church, release federal funding to pay for abortions in foreign countries, party some more.

Good grief."

Right on, Mr. De Seno.

And despite urgent American affairs at home -the economy, the war, the dollar crisis, Barack Hussein Obama will rev up Air Force One yet again to fly to Europe, yet again, for personal, not presidential, business, yet again.

The UnDecider President



On January 20, 2009, Barack Hussein Obama lost the ability to vote "Present" as he did as an Illinois state Senator ( 129 times ) and U.S. Senator; now he just makes no decisions at all.


As Barack Hussein Obama keeps reminding us, HE is the Commander in Chief. But 30 days after receiving an assessment of the situation in Afghanistan in which a request was made for more troops, BHO flew off to Denmark on a  non-urgent quest to secure the 2016 Olympics for his hometown of Chicago. He had already sent his wife and Oprah as a delegation, so why did he need to go?  


It was all HURRY, HURRY when it came to Health care Reform and the Stimulus billions, but when our troops lives' are in the balance, he has to think about it for over a month? What? 


If Barack Hussein Obama is unable or unwilling to make decisions, he should vacate the office.









October 05, 2009

Absolute Clarity

8 more of our troops were killed in Afghanistan over the weekend.

General McChrystal's request for more 40,000 more troops is still under consideration.

So, what is taking so long for our Commander-in-Chief to make a decision?

Oh. He's waiting for absolute clarity.

In the meantime, our men are dying.

I wonder if Barack Hussein Obama is 'punishing' the General for
Remarks he made in London.

If that is the case, Barack Hussein Obama is doing something much more than delaying a decision; he is denying assistance to our troops that are in harm's way. That is reprehensible and unacceptable.

When will the American people get their own absolute clarity and realize this guy is nothing more than a social progressive community organizer who was (and is) totally unprepared for the job of and incompetent to be POTUS?


The "C" Word


"C" as in CREEPY, CLASSLESS, CRASS.

But not Comedy.

Yes, I'm talking about David Letterman, who admitted to doing 'creepy things' (i.e. having sex with his staff members).










While I wouldn't necessarily term having extramarital or extra-relationship sex as 'creepy', I do think David Letterman is creepy and
even creepier was the audience response.

Video Link

September 30, 2009

43 ...


... That's the number of U.S. troops that have died in Afghanistan since since General
McChrystal called for Reinforcements on August 30th.

CBS News:
As president – in March 2009 – Obama announced a “comprehensive new strategy” for Afghanistan: “I want the American people to understand that we have a clear and focused goal to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat Al Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan and to prevent their return to either country in the future.”

But last week, Obama said he was not willing to send troops “beyond what we already have” until he was sure the United States is employing the right strategy in the region.

Then on Sunday, Gen. McChrystal told “60 Minutes” that he has talked to Obama only once in the past 70 days. At a briefing on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs noted that President Obama “receives a memo every week from General McChrystal.”


And on Wednesday, President Obama was “meeting” with McChrystal and other military officials in a video conference to discuss future plans for Afghanistan. The White House said President Obama’s national security team will also attend the video conference.


But first, Obama welcomes golfing great Arnold Palmer to the Oval Office,” the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.


I think the lives of our sons and daughters, fathers and brothers, mothers and sisters are more important than Arnold Palmer.



Seeing Red

NYC's Empire State Building is night-lighted in white on most nights, but sometimes gets Colorized for special occasions, like green on St. Pat's Day .

Tonight it will be awash in red and yellow.

Oh, how pretty.

What is the occasion?

It's the 60th anniversary of the bloody communist takeover -aka-
The Chinese Revolution.

Why would anyone want to celebrate an event that resulted in the deaths of 70+ million Chinese?

I'm sure that I have not a clue.

September 27, 2009

He's a Rowdy Republican


While roaming around the blogosphere... clicking here and there, reading this and that... I happened upon someone I'd like to nominate as the next POTUS, or my next husband. Either way, I like his attitude. Here's his profile:

This blog started out as a rant against a disloyal Republican. I was proud to vote for Ronald Reagan. I was happy to vote for little Bush the 1st time and was dumbfounded when he turned over the "No Child Left Behind" bill to Teddy "The Lifeguard" Kennedy. Even Mary Jo hasn't voted for him in years.

I believe the death penalty should be run like a barbershop with two chairs, no waiting. I think we should offer to tie the tubes of every welfare mom as she gives birth. I think there should be a weight limit on food stamps. I believe the USA is circling the porcelain drain. If you have kids you may want to think about an exit strategy. As for me, I'll stay and fight for freedom and the constitution we haven't used in years. The current crop of Republicans are Democrat Light so they get skewered here as often as the libs.

I left the world of stupid corporate decisions December 31, 2007. Had 25 + years in medical sales the last 20 at Mallinckrodt/ Tyco/ Covidien as the company was sold.

I consider myself more of a Libertarian than a Republican but always a Conservative. Come join me in the world of common sense, God knows there is plenty of room in here for one more.

Interests include: collecting old political memorabilia, fishing, woodworking, boating, tap dancing, competitive tiddlywinks, dry underwear, tweaking

September 23, 2009

Fallen Hero: LCpl Christopher Fowlkes


U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Christopher Fowlkes, age 20, of Gaffney, SC, died September 10th at Landstuhl Hospital after being critically injured sustained in action in Helmland Province, Afghanistan on September 3rd.

Honor the Fallen

Requiescat in Pace, Marine


This Nation Will Remain The Land Of The Free
Only So Long As It Is The Home Of The Brave
- Elmer Davis

Hell Freezes Over, Almost


After throwing America's only real ally in the Middle East, Israel, under the Hope 'n Change Bus in his
U.N. Speech (Sept 23), Barack Hussein Obama almost caused Hell to Freeze over when he said:
"Those who used to chastise America for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for America to solve the world's problems alone."
-Barack Hussein Obama at the U.N., 9/23/09
What a great idea! Have the United Nations do what it was created to do!

You know, like maybe actually get involved Middle East affairs, or do something about the genocide in Africa.

I won't be holding my breath waiting for the _insert favorite epithet here_ dipshits at the United Nations to grow a collective set.