May 23, 2012

Fallen Hero: Sgt Wade Wilson, USMC

Marine Sergeant Wade Wilson
age 22,  of Texas was killed during combat May 11th while on duty in Helmand Province Afghanistan.

We're told his actions saved two fellow Marines. 

During the memorial State Senator Steve Ogden and Representative Marva Beck presented the family with a flag that had flown on top of the State Capitol in the Marine's memory.

Sergeant Wade Wilson joined the Marines at the age of 17 and was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the "Sgt. Wade Daniel Wilson Scholarship Fund," set up at Citizens State Bank in Buffalo and Centerville or any Wells Fargo location.

**** Now, I'm not a big worshipper of 'celebrity', but sometimes these folks do something that does deserve recognition:

  Taylor Swift offered condolences to the family of a Marine killed in action by sending flowers to his home and calling his parents. 
  The country singer reached out to the family of Sgt. Wade Wilson after his best friend Cpl Josh Marreel posted a YouTube video asking Swift to think of Wilson, who was a huge fan of her music.

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

May 11, 2012

The O'mateur

"The Amateur", an unauthorized biography of Barack Hussein Obama, written by Edward Klein, is coming out on May 15th.

Obviously, I have not read the book yet, but certainly, absolutely will.

According to book excerpts, Bubba Clinton said "Barack Obama is an amateur" and he "doesn't know how to be president" and is "incompetent".

I never thought I would agree with anything spewing forth from Bubba Clinton, but Yowza.

And, wait, there's more:

Edward Klein also interviewed Barack Hussein Obama’s former physician, Dr. David Scheiner, MD, (a liberal, BTW) who "fears" the president’s health care plan will be a failure and says that President Obama has an “academic detachment” that he could never break through. 

 In the chapter titled, “Hollow at the Core,” calls Obama uncaring, and perhaps worse, incompetent.

'Splain This, Please!

Somebody has some 'splainin' to do!

We went to war with Iraq because Saddam had WMDs.

Yes, he had some, he used them on the Kurds. And besides, our know-it-all politicians said so .....

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
-- President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
-- President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998
"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
-- Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

  "[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
Letter to President Clinton, signed by:
-- Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
-- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
-- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
-- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
-- Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002
We went to war with Iraq because Saddam got belligerent over giving them - and his tyrannical rule over Iraq - up.

But did Saddam ever threaten to use them directly on us?

Well ...

North Korean maniac Kim and Iranian maniac Ahmadinejad are developing nukes at an ever increasing rate and they ARE threatening to use them on us.

So, why aren't we negating this threat?
And no, going to the UN doesn't count.