August 31, 2010

Fallen Hero: GySgt Floyd Holley, USMC

USMC Gunnery Sgt. Floyd Holley of Casselberry, FL, was killed by an IED in the Helmland province, Afghanistan on August 29th during his 3rd tour of duty in the Middle East.

GySgt Holley was an explosives ordnance disposal technician assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistic Group, MEF.

GySgt Holley's military awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the NATO Medal.

His wife Chrissy is expecting their first child in November.


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

August 28, 2010

Fallen Hero: LCpl Nathaniel Schultz, USMC

USMC Lance Cpl. Nathaniel J. A. Schultz, 19, of Safety Harbor, Fla., died Aug. 21 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.




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

"Beat Whitey Night"

Question #1:
Haven't heard about  This  on the MSM, have we?

Here's the  local media version

Robbie Cooper at  UrbanGrounds :
Now…imagine that it was a bunch of white kids, and it was “Beat Darkie Night.”

Imagine the non-stop media outrage on MSNBC if it were white kids doing this? I’m sure there wouldn’t be any confusion as to whether or not race was a factor…
Question #2:
Are the police not going to enforce the law?
Hate Crime: IOWA

August 23, 2010

Dummy Dave, Media Moron

 Dave Briggs  on Fox and Friends Weekend cemented his position as a Media Moron last Saturday with a couple of brilliant moronic remarks made within about 5 minutes of each other.

The 1st, a comment about Serena Williams, the foul-mouthed tennis diva who withdrew from the U.S. Open, "we need her back on the court". Um. NO, we don't.

Then, in a report about some political candidate who had been caught photo-shopping herself with some celebrity, then lied about it, insisting it was real, Dummy Dave says, "Good try". Like there isn't enough lying and cheating in politics without any sort of encouragement or approval.

Hopefully Dave will find himself doing sports (again) on some local podunk station. With my luck (not) it'll be here in Central Florida.

August 18, 2010

Stolen Valor

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that


a three-year-old federal law
that makes false claims
to have received a medal from the U.S. military
a crime

is unconstitutional.
  

The court majority said that "there was no evidence that such lies harm anybody, and there's no compelling reason for the government to ban such lies".

So now these LIES and the lying LIARS who tell them are protected by the First Amendment.

This is an unbelievable, unforgivable insult to every man and woman who have served, are serving and will serve their country in uniform.

August 17, 2010

Vacationer-in-Chief

Daniel Greene  writes it: 

Meanwhile up over in DC, Obama is taking a break from his vacation, with a vacation. Because there’s nothing like working hard at a vacation to make a man want another vacation. It might be better for everyone concerned if Obama just went on vacation permanently by resigning, but then he wouldn’t enjoy all the benefits he does now. So instead here we go, with a whopping fifth vacation.

While many Americans are struggling to pay for a single vacation, the Obamas have blown more than the cost of most people’s homes, on vacation after vacation after vacation.
There they go again. For the fifth time since July, the first family has set plans to board Air Force One for a frilly vacation, a 10-day return trip to exclusive Martha’s Vineyard where they are expected to stay at the 28-acre oceanfront Blue Heron Farm that rents for up to $50,000 a week.
But first the Obamas will be traveling to the Gulf Coast of Florida for a mini-vacation as a way to encourage other vacationing Americans to head to the beaches that have been shunned by tourists worried about oil-slicked sands due to the Gulf oil spill. They are expected to travel to Florida this weekend, return to Washington for a few days then it’s off to the Massachusetts island August 19. 
So after being guilted into the great act of self-sacrifice, of going on vacation in the gulf area, they’re keeping their focus on the usual haunts of the rich and famous.

Fallen Hero: SSgt Michael Bock, USMC

Staff Sgt. Michael A Bock, 26, was a combat engineer assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force. He had served two deployments in Iraq and was in his second deployment in Afghanistan.


He was shot by small arms fire while on foot patrol in Helmand Province in southwest Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Marine Corps.


During his eight years of service, Bock had earned a long list of service awards, including a Purple Heart, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon.

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

August 16, 2010

The Hypocrite-in-Chief Strikes Again

Recession, unemployment, and wars be damned, Barack Hussein Obama is goin' on vacation!

North Carolina. Maine. Spain. Now Florida.

Barky revved up Air Force One for a whole 27-hour trip to the Gulf Coast.

I wonder how much this photo-op cost us?


The picture was taken by a WH photographer because no press photographers or reporters were allowed to be present. Apparently the press may have noticed that it wasn't the (oil-filled) Gulf that was being swum in.

The Associated Press:
The president’s dip happened away from the media. The White House released an official photo, but The Associated Press does not publish such handout images. According to the White House, the Obamas swam off Alligator Point, which is in Saint Andrew Bay, not the Gulf.
Oh, and dontcha just love the picture of POTUS, FLOTUS, and TOTUS on vacation together? Because, you know, Barack Hussein Obama cannot be sincere unless he's reading it.

Did your news media show you the view with or without TOTUS?

Photo: Thanks to Weazel Zippers 

August 04, 2010

Stark, Raving Lunatic

At a July 24 California town hall meeting, referring to the mandate in the federal health care bill requiring Americans to purchase medical insurance, Kymberleigh Korpus asked U.S. Rep Pete Stark (D/CA):

"If this legislation is constitutional, what limitations are there on the federal government's ability to tell us how to run our private lives?"

Stark's reply: "I think that there are very few constitutional limits that would prevent the federal government from rules that could affect your private life."

Ms Korpus asked: "... if the government can do this, what can't they? Is your answer that they can do anything?"

Pete Stark, elected (19 times) to represent the people of California, responded: "The federal government, yes, can do most anything in this country."

As the boos died down, a comment was made that he, and people that think like him, "are destroying this nation."

Pete Stark responded: "And I guess you're here to save it. And that makes me very uncomfortable."

Well, Mr Stark. Your idea of an all-powerful federal government does not in any way resemble the Constitution you have sworn (19 times) to uphold.

The Constitution is quite specific about what powers each branch of the federal government has.

The 10th Amendment: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

The government exists to serve the people, not the other way around.

Those who believe as Mr. Stark does are indeed destroying this country.

Note:
This is the same guy who last week said denying jobs to illegal aliens could be unconstitutional.

This is the same guy who in 2007, said on the House floor
that the Bush administration was going to spend money "to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement."

August 02, 2010

Back-ass-ward Politics

Remember the Barack Hussein Obama Health care bill and how Nancy Pelosi told us, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what's in it"?

Well, now the village idiot aka VP Joe Biden, speaking about the financial reform bill, has said, "The heavy lifting is over, now we can go out and make our case."

Isn't this backward? Shouldn't the case have been made before passing this (or any other) resolution?

This is just another example of how the Barack Hussein Obama administration and the dummycrat-controlled Congress cram things down our throats and then try to make it palatable to the people they supposedly work for.