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We Are at War

Exclusive: We Are at War with the 25th Panzer Division ... Right?
by Gadi Adelman Um, no…wrong. Have you found yourself angrily talking back at the television lately? Or better yet – as in my case – screaming? Well, as I found out recently, I am not alone. When public opinion and the real world collided on President Obama’s lap after the Christmas Day bomber set his pants on fire (and let’s hope something else near and dear to his BVDs) during Northwest Flight 253’s approach to Detroit, President Obama finally stated publicly that America is at war. With his keen sense of the obvious coming to his aid at last, he stated, “Let’s be clear. We are at war. We are at war with al Qaeda.” The only problem is…that statement is not clear and only confuses matters, because it is wildly incorrect. This administration continues to make very serious mistakes about our national security because they are not very serious about it. A very serious administration would know – and admit to – the fact that we…


Ray Vivier, USMC... RIP

Homeless veteran saves 5
Ray Vivier is not homeless anymore.

On Friday, Vivier's ashes were inurned at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

Photo: Kevin Wolf, AP
Requiescat in Pace

Adage (and Subtractage)

Great minds think alike.
It's called plagiarism.

Blessing in disguise.
   How we describe truly horrible things.

Apple of my eye.

   So much better than the banana of my ear.

Put a sock in it.
   Don't do it, she'll find out eventually. Trust me.

Over my dead body.

   Has this ever stopped anyone from doing anything?  It tends to be more of an incentive.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

   100 percent return on investment?  Ponzi.

Throw out the baby with the bath water.
   Then sign up for that parenting course.

Pig in a poke.
   Illegal, in most Northern states.

That's the pot calling the kettle black.
   Why can't cookware just stick to the issues?

Third time's the charm.
   Rejected as knife jugglers' motto.

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
   And really, really boring.

... Till the cows come home.

   Why is there no cow curfew? This is why so many cows go bad.

Don't judge a book by its cover.
   Unless the cover has, I do…

Haiti Horribilius

According to the Local news , the American Red Cross wants to bring 45,000 Haitian refugees into Jacksonville, then disperse them across Florida with 4,000 coming to the Orlando area. And they may be given a fast track to visas so they can get jobs (yeah, right).

My problems with this:

#1  Barky Obummer has already promised an "immediate investment" of $100 MILLION to the Haiti relief fund. I guess we should feel lucky that he didn't use the B-word (as in billion).

#1a  Just what are we investing in?  Billions of $$ in taxpayer and private aid to Haiti hasn't worked in the past.

Where will the money go?
Much of the U.S. government's aid to Haiti comes through the U.S. Agency for International Development, which has provided at least $800 million from budget years 2004 through 2008, agency figures show.

At least $700 million more was pledged for Haiti by governments, international givers and charities at an April 2009 donors conference.

Failure of Foreign Aid to Haiti

Timing is Everything

It took Barack Hussein Obama 3 days to respond (publicly) to the narrowly thwarted airline bombing in Detroit, but less than 30 minutes to  become involved in the Henry Gate/Sgt. Crowley arrest controversy (even though he didn't have "all the facts").

It took Barack Hussein Obama 4 months to respond to General McKhrystal's request for more troops in the WAR in Afghanistan, but only 2 days to pledge "immediate investment" of $100 million to the earthquake relief and recovery in Haiti.

When we wonder what Barky's priorities might be, well, his actions speak louder than words.

This community organizer cannot become a 'former president' soon enough.

But It's a Dry Cold

This morning's weather:
Juneau, Alaska - 29 degrees
Orlando, Florida - 29 degrees

The Ultimate Social Promotion

The question:
"Why would U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, murderer of 13 people at Ft Hood and a Muslim, be advanced in spite of all the worries over his competence?"

Superiors Ignored Their Worries
... While in medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences from 1997 to 2003, Hasan received a string of below average and failing grades, was put on academic probation and showed little motivation to learn.

... In telling episodes from the latter stages of Hasan's lengthy medical education (he took 6 years instead of the customary four to graduate), he gave a class presentation questioning whether the U.S.-led war on terror was actually a war on Islam. And students said he suggested that Shariah, or Islamic law, trumped the Constitution and he attempted to justify suicide bombings...
 ... Yet no one in Hasan's chain of command appears to have challenged his eligibility to hold a secret security clearance even though they could have because the statements …

The Obama Salute

PS: Somebody had to teach Bubba Clinton how to salute (too).

It's pathetic that a Commander-in-Chief should have to be taught how to salute the men and women who serve at his whim.

LOL Cat: Mavis

The Voice of Experience

Recent events may be an indication of what happens when we don't listen to it.

The following is a statement released by Retired Lt. Col. Allen West, Nov. 7, 2009, following the Ft. Hood massacre:

"This past Thursday 13 American Soldiers were killed and another 30 wounded at a horrific mass shooting at US Army installation, Ft Hood Texas . As I watched in horror and then anger I recalled my two years of final service in the Army as a Battalion Commander at Ft Hood, 2002-2004.

My wife and two daughters were stunned at the incident having lived on the post in family housing.

A military installation, whether it is Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, or Coast Guard, is supposed to be a safe sanctuary for our Warriors and their families. It is intended to provide a home whereby our “Band of Brothers and Sisters” can find solace and bond beyond just the foxhole but as family units.

A military installation is supposed to be a place where our Warriors train for war, to serve and protect o…

You Tell 'im, Dick!

Kudos to former VP Dick Cheney, one of the too-few who has the you-know-whats to tell the current Coward-in-Chief to "stop pretending we are not at war" ...

From an interview with the Politico:

H/T to Ed Morrissey at HOT AIR

Dick Cheney:
“As I’ve watched the events of the last few days it is clear once again that President Obama is trying to pretend we are not at war. He seems to think if he has a low key response to an attempt to blow up an airliner and kill hundreds of people, we won’t be at war.

He seems to think if he gives terrorists the rights of Americans, lets them lawyer up and reads them their Miranda rights, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if we bring the mastermind of 9/11 to New York, give him a lawyer and trial in civilian court, we won’t be at war.

He seems to think if he closes Guantanamo and releases the hard-core al Qaeda trained terrorists still there, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he gets rid of the words, ‘war on terror,’ we won’t be at …

Fallen Hero: LCpl Jonathan Taylor, USMC

U.S.M.C. Lance Corporal Jonathan Taylor, 22, of Jacksonville, FL died Dec. 1 in Helmland Province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations.

LCpl Taylor was assigned the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC

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

President Footloose

Footloose: Having no attachments or ties; free to do as one pleases

I was just listening to our local news when the newsperson (I hesitate to use the word journalist) commented, "President Barack (Hussein) Obama is still enjoying some 'down time' in Hawaii."

So he is. At $4000 per night. Charged to the American tax-payer. Including those without jobs. If he wanted to get away, he couldn't have taken the family to Camp David?

And down time

Must be that he's tired from all the shifting blame (it's Bush's fault)  and all the dodging and weaving instead of doing his job.

Maybe he's tired from all the self -promotion and traveling:

to New York and back for the Walter Cronkite tribute;

to Copenhagen and back TWICE
 - lobbying for the 2014 Olympics even tho Michelle and Oprah were already there (they took the smaller AF One, also at taxpayer expense); he spent all of  4 hours in Copenhagen and left before the decision was announced;
 - and for the Cli…