Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
I am writing to you to express my disappointment in news anchor Lester Holt’s reference to Barack Obama’s visit to Iraq as a “Tour of Duty”. Not only is this inaccurate, but it is an insult to the brave men and women who are on active duty serving in Iraq and in Afghanistan.
Please explain to me how a professional news organization such as yours could find a short visit to Iraq flanked by countless security for political gain equating to a Soldier leaving his or her family for over a year, each day risking their lives for the freedom of the Iraqi people as well as our freedom? By trivializing what a “tour of duty” means, NBC has spoken volumes as to its true feelings for our brave men and women in uniform.
As the proud wife of an active duty soldier who has had three tours of duty in this conflict, let me assure you his time there did not consist of playing basketball and shaking hands in front of a media circus. I sincerely hope you keep this in mind the next time you determine using military terminology in such a flippant manner as a good idea. Perhaps you might consider the effect this particular judgment lapse has had on the military community and react appropriately by issuing an apology.
I'll keep you posted on the response (let's all hold our breath for it....)
Friday, July 18, 2008
Perhaps the guy just left off the "s". HAHAHAHAHAHA! Who are we kidding, the guy is a moron.
By the way, we didn't "adapt" to the Japanese bombing us, Mr. B. Hussein Obama. We kicked ass and took names.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
He is (wait for it) going to get rid of OUR nukes and this will, in turn, make North Korea and Iran do the same because, as we all know, they want to be like us and will succumb to the peer pressure.
What could possibly go wrong with this plan?
Heh. Didn't see that coming.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Fascism: a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc. and emphasizing aggressive nationalism and often racism.
From one speech alone:
“Our destiny as Americans is tied to one another”
“Greater public service will make the Nation safer”
“Loving your country must mean accepting your responsibility to do your part to change it”
“We will ask Americans to serve. We will create new opportunities for Americans to serve.”
Scariest of all:
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded”
WTF, over! CIVILIAN national security force? Just as armed and well funded as the Military? The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard put together? Setting aside the fact that this thought is disturbing to anyone who is somewhat rational, does B. H. Obama even KNOW what the budget is for the Armed Forces? Where the heck is the money coming to fund this little adventure of his? This guy is either sly like a (fascist) fox or he is naive beyond comprehension.
Just google the difference in reaction from the right when Ted Kennedy annouced he had cancer v. the reaction from the left at the news of Mr. Snow's death. Or for apples to apples, look at the left's reaction when it was annouced Mr. Snow was diagnosed with cancer. Is this what the Politics of Change is all about?
Thursday, July 10, 2008
As a fairly long term lizard (though my Zionist checks keep getting lost in the mail), I'm quite disappointed that Charles isn't getting due credit. Here is his breaking post. Charles is known for breaking these things - it was he that broke the famous "fake but accurate" Dan Rather smack down, and also started the "Hey guys, look! These war atrocity pics are fake!" parade. He stealthily does what journalist at the least and our stealthy government agencies at the most ought to be doing.
Sparked by Iran’s radar-evading torpedoes, we’ve gone to the basement and engineered a non-ferrous subsonic ballistic munitions paired with an environmentally sound bio-fueled launching mechanism to create Iran’s most perfect weapons system to date. I’ll keep everyone posted on our progress.
(Psssstttt! Barry – if you want to keep this technology “in house” so to speak, give me a ring. We can work a discounted rate and you can debut this baby the next time someone questions your abilities to protect this great country of ours)
(Special thanks to OR who came up with the ballistics munitions bit)
Monday, July 7, 2008
An investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) names Venezuelan diplomat Ghazi Nasr al Din and Venezuelan-Arab businessman Fawzi Kanan as key links between the two.
No doubt Barry O knows just how to deal with a situation such as this. He would most likely sit down with the thug and have some no preconditions fellowship. Possibly bring Chavez a kitten and a picture of a rainbow. Or a waffle.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Sadly, this person was hired to sing the "Star Spangled Banner". She didn't. No one knew ahead of time she wouldn't sing the right song. Apparently no one on that stage knew how to pull a plug either. Then Ms. Marie states she meant no disrespect, it was her artistic expression and was absolutely not a political statement. This pegs the BS meter, especially when you read this:
"I pulled a switcheroonie on them," Marie said later.
She explained that she decided months ago to switch the lyrics because she will no longer sing the national anthem. She said that she made the decision after a Russian broadcaster interviewed her and asked her what it was like to be an American. At that moment, she said, she realized that as an African-American she at times feels like a foreigner in her home country.
"And I was going to correct her," Marie said. "And I realized I didn't feel like an American, and that bothered me a great deal."
Great. You don't feel like an American. So don't be one. Pick a new place to go. How about Dijibouty? Its fun to say, sounds like a neat place to me! Let me know how you enjoy all the freedoms there that you don't here! In fact, go to ANY African nation and report back to me if you have any more civil liberties or a better standard of living than you do in the USA. I'll just be sitting here waiting...
Let's counter the above craptastic story with this:
Written by U. S. Army Reserve Chaplain Jim Higgins (May, 2007) LSA Anaconda is at the Ballad Airport in Iraq, north of Baghdad:
"I recently attended a showing of 'Superman 3,' here at LSA Anaconda. We have a large auditorium we use for movies, as well as memorial services and other large gatherings. As is the custom back in the States, we stood and snapped to attention when the National Anthem began before the main feature. All was going as planned until about three-quarters of the way through The National Anthem the music stopped. Now, what would happen if this occurred with 1,000 18-22 year-olds back in the States? I imagine there would be hoots, catcalls, laughter, a few rude comments; and everyone would sit down and call for a movie. Of course, that is, if they had stood for the National Anthem in the first place.
Here, the 1,000 Soldiers continued to stand at attention, eyes fixed forward. The music started again. The Soldiers continued to quietly stand at attention. And again, at the same point, the music stopped. What would you expect to happen? Even here I would imagine laughter, as everyone finally sat down and expected the movie to start.
But here, you could have heard a pin drop. Every Soldier continued to stand at attention. Suddenly there was a lone voice , then a dozen, and quickly the room was filled with the voices of a thousand soldiers, finishing where the recording left off:' And the rockets red glare, The bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night That our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free, And the home of the brave.'
It was the most inspiring moment I have had here in Iraq.
I wanted you to know what kind of Soldiers are serving you here. Remember them as they fight for you! Pass this along as a reminder to others to be ever in prayer for all our soldiers serving us here at home and abroad. For many have already paid the ultimate price."
Nothing left to say.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
First, he reversed course and capitulated on FISA, not just turning back on the Constitution, but on the whole concept of "leadership". Personally, I like to see presidents who 1) lead, and 2) uphold their promises to protect the Constitution.
Then, he took his not-so-veiled swipe at MoveOn in his "patriotism" speech.
Finally, he reinforced right-wing and media talking points that Wes Clark had somehow impugned McCain's military service when, in reality, Clark had done no such thing.
Could've fooled me, and maybe he is. Maybe what looks like cowering to me is really part of that "moving to the center" stuff everyone keeps talking about. But there is a line between "moving to the center" and stabbing your allies in the back out of fear of being criticized. And, of late, he's been doing a lot of unecessary stabbing, betraying his claims of being a new kind of politician. Not that I ever bought it, but Obama is now clearly not looking much different than every other Democratic politician who has ever turned his or her back on the base in order to prove centrist bona fides. That's not an indictment, just an observation.
I'll still vote for him
See? This is what is wrong with Liberals. Kos says I won't support you, Darnnit! But you will still get my vote! He even says Obama may yet still get his money. What the heck? What other kind of support is there? This is sort of like a UN sternly written letter or someone yelling STOP or I'll Yell STOP again!
I find it easy to question your patriotism, B. Hussein Obama. I also question your judgment and reasoning ability. You can stand there idly or not so idly while I do so.
Barry says he won’t question the patriotism of others in this campaign, either. The part he left off was he has lackeys to do this – don’t think Wesley Clark was the first. He was number 7 of the Obamalamadingdongs to do this. Rand Beers got spot number 8. Hope. Change. Waffles.