11 November 2007

Info for 173rd Airborne

Item #38-763-609-04
The TextileShop is a good source for sheets at a good price.

If you're looking for new stuff, go to my Vox site. I'm leaving this post as is for the time being, or at least until we get the 173DABN fully equipped.

TankerBabe has updated info for items shipped on her site.

Keystone Soldiers has been tirelss in their efforts to help the 173DABN, so if have a minute, drop by and say Thank You

I want to thank everyone who has stepped up and helped. You have made a huge difference in the lives of some of America's finest. They deserve everything we can do for them.
I think I can safely say, without hyperbole or over dramatization, that you have helped save lives.
On behalf of the 173DABN 2-503 INF and Soldiers Angels, thank you all very much.

Jump over to Vox and read the latest, then come back here and buy a soldier a present.

Click on the BassProShops link and order some long johns, balaclavas or grab a few neck gaitors from USCav. By utilizing the link on this site, you will also be making a donation to Soldiers Angels. BassProShops and USCavalry donates a portion of the sale back to the bloggers who, in turn, donate those monies to military charities. Talk about a WINNING combination!
If you would prefer to purchase items of similar type somewhere else that's fantastic.
Links below are offered as a means to make it a bit easier for you to CLICK RIGHT NOW to make your donation.

These items are at the top of every list we have received:

USCav is sold out of the thermal underwear but still has balaclavas and gaitors.
Item# 30365 for the balaclava;
Item# 27115 for the neck gaitors.
Save 10% your order;
Use coupon code USCCJ10 at checkout!




BassProShops has a balaclava (Item # 38-865-912-29) with pockets for inserting chemical warmers...Pretty cool (ah, warm)...
I should probably mention that BassProShops does a lot more for our troops than most folks know about. If you're within earshot of John Boy and Billy, you know about a lot of it.
The folks over at BassProShops are dedicated to our troops.
I wouldn't say that if I weren't sure.


BassProShops also has ECWCS (Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System)
Both of these items are mediums, which our contacts have told us they need the most of.

Item # 38-794-600-02 Bottoms
Item # 38-794-599-02 Tops

Item # 38-787-780-02 Tops NEW STYLE SAME PRICE!!!!!!
Item # 38-787-767-02 Bottoms NEW STYLE SAME PRICE!!!!!
Socks
Item # 38-763-609-04 Dark colors preferred

Highlight and copy the Item number; click on the BassProShops banner. When the site loads, click in the Item Number window at the top of the page and hit ctrl+v, then click Go.

Address for shipping:

Attn:
concretebob
1 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220

05 November 2007

The 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade (Sep)

Mr Thompson,
Thank You for your service, thank you for the correction, (which I should have seen in the text), and most importantly, Sir,
WELCOME HOME

In Late August, 1966, the 173d received another Infantry Battalion, the 4th, 503rd which arrived from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. A 3rd Battalion was formed in early 1967 at Fort Bragg, N.C. and was shipped to Vietnam to join the Brigade on October 2, 1967.

In the combat operations to follow, the paratroopers made their superb training payoff. They were the first to go into War Zone D to destroy enemy base camps. They introduced the use of small, long range patrols. They fought the battles of the Iron Triangle, conducted the only major combat parachute jump in the Tay Ninh area, and blocked NVA incursions during some of the bloodiest fighting of the war at Dak To during the summer and fall of 1967, culminating in the capture of Hill 875. Elements of the brigade conducted an amphibious assault against NVA and VC forces as part of an operation to clear the rice-growing lowlands along the Bong Song littoral.

The troopers of the 173D Airborne Brigade (Sep) wear their combat badges and decorations with pride. During more than six years of nearly continuous combat, the brigade earned 14 campaign streamers and four unit citations. 13 Medal of Honor winners, over 6,000 Purple Hearts, the only Combat Parachute Assault of the War, and sadly, over 1700 names of Sky Soldiers on THE WALL. The Brigade was deactivated on January 14, 1972 at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.

From the jungles of SE Asia on 8 November 1965 to the mountains of Afghanistan on 8 November 2007, the 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade has been the "Tip of the Spear" and the first line of defense against those that would take our freedom or threaten our safety and way of life.

They are Warriors.


Big & Rich Video

25 October 2007

From TankerBabe

UPDATE:FredThompson supporters are stepping up and taking care of these brave Warriors. Thanks to my friends OP and CG for the help. Should we issue a challenge?

The donations of items continue to arrive and we are thankful for every item you all are sending. All items received as of last Saturday have been turned around and shipped to Afghanistan. I've received a few more emails indicating that I should be receiving more packages in the next few days. We still need MORE! Lots more. For anyone who has been thinking about making a donation please do so this week. Winter is going to be harsh for the Soldiers at the Combat Outpost, Firebases and the Observation Points.


Remember this photo? Standing Watch in Afghanistan
Can you honestly imagine what it would be like to have to spend an hour or two in that position - exposed to the elements AND keeping watch for the enemy? Now imagine having to do so for a few DAYS at a time. We have GOT to get these warm weather cloths to these Soldiers SOON. Spread the word. Get your churches, civil clubs, neighbors, schools, etc involved. We CAN do this together for these Warriors.

Consider clicking on the U S Cavalry icon and ordering some long johns, balaclavas or neck gaitors. By utilizing the link to U S Cavalry on this site, you will also be making a donation to one of many military charities. U S Cavalry donates a portion of the sale back to the bloggers who, in turn, donate those monies to military charities. Talk about a WINNING combination! If you would prefer to purchase items of similar type somewhere else that's fantastic. Links below are offered as a means to make it a bit easier for you to CLICK RIGHT NOW to make your donation.

Three of the items we are still in need of can be purchased at U S Cavalry.
They are:


1600 pair of long johns - Item # 30373(Tops)/30367 (Bottoms) Sizes Med


800 balaclavas – Item # 30365


800 neck gaitors - Item # 27115

BassProShops has a balaclava (Item #38-865-912-29) with pockets for inserting chemical warmers...Pretty cool (ah, warm)...click the image and help Soldiers Angels while you keep our brave soldiers warm and comfy.


BassProShops also has ECWCS (Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System)

Item #38-794-600-02 Bottoms

Item #38-794-599-02 Tops

Address for shipping:
Attn:
concretebob
1 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220


Many thanks to all of you who have called, emailed and sent items. You are truly great Americans and your hearts are huge.
For those of you who haven't sent a contribution/donation yet there's no time like the present.
Update with specific figures of items received this week will be posted on Saturday.

Don't Forget the Guys in Astan

Click the USCav link, buy some balaclavas and gaiters and ship them to
TankerBabe or me.

Save 10% your Entire Order and Shop at U.S. Cavalry! Use coupon code USCCJ10 at checkout!

Attn:
concretebob
1 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220

23 October 2007

Rush In A Hurry

On Today's Show:
Rush appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." The free transcript and audio and video are posted.
Rush raised $4.2 million for the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, and shoved the Harry Reid smear letter down the Democrat Party's throat. In thanks, MC-LEF presented Rush with a very special award. Unfortunately, due to the graphic nature of the plaque, we can only show you a censored version.

Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) took to the floor to praise Rush for beating back the "phony soldiers" smear. The legacy of Harry Reid's attempt to turn the U.S. Senate into the Speech Police is not pretty.

Congressman Fortney "Pete" Stark (D-CA) apologized, finally, for his disgusting comments about our troops in Iraq and President Bush.

Reuters reports success in Iraq, and a massive drop in attacks thanks to the troop surge, dismaying Democrats and Al-Qaeda. (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen Here).

The "phony soldiers" smear fizzled, so the Democrats have moved on to a new one, falsely claiming that Rush made fun of Graeme Frost's voice when Rush has never even heard it. Anyone who listens to this program, knows Rush has been using that same Little Kid Voice for over 18 years. Anyone who gets their information about what Rush says from left-wing smear merchants like Media Matters, doesn't. Meanwhile, Graeme's mother proves Rush right by joining the fight to impose socialized medicine on everyone. (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen Here).

Callers complain that the Drive-By Media is hyping the California wildfires all out of proportion. Rush asks why they're not focusing on the environmental extremists who sue to keep people from cleaning out the underbrush that acts as kindling for these disasters. (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen Here).

They say Mrs. Clinton's running a "flawless campaign." Will somebody explain to me how a candidate with 46 to 49% negatives and disapproval ratings -- and in a Zogby poll showing 50% of voters will never, ever vote for her -- is running a flawless campaign?
The "flawless" campaign makes an issue of Rudy's personal life in the person of Mormon-bashing Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY).

A Rush prediction you can make book on: the subject and focus of the election is going to be the future of the country. Are we going to go toward a socialist future, or are we going to remain the engine of capitalism that keeps us (and the rest of the world) prosperous and free?
From Rush's Stack of Stuff Quick Hits Page: Bush approval 13 points over Congress; Qualcomm Stadium vs. Superdome; unity parade as Sunni's and Shi'a mock Osama tape; investigating illegal Hillary donors called racist; snap judgments pick right candidates; Widow Tsongas unnerves Drive-Bys; Beltway Crowd discovers illegal immigration -- and a laugher headline: "Democrats to Circumvent Mainstream Media"!

All this and more when we update RushLimbaugh.com.

21 October 2007

What Will You Do For Them?

H/T TankerBabe

Please use the USCavalry link to the right when ordering items for the troops.


The 173rd Brigade, 2nd Battalion 503rd Infantry (Airborne) “The Rock” from Vicenza, Italy has about 800 Soldiers currently deployed to Kunar Province, Afghanistan. This is the second rotation to that location for this Battalion. They were there in 2005-2006. Since they arrived in May of this year they have had more casualties than they did in their entire last deployment there and they have about ten months left to go including the harsh winter that is rapidly approaching.....

Most of the Soldiers are at Combat Outposts or Firebases so remote they have no communication ability with family and friends except once every 4-6 weeks when they are able to get to Camp Blessing or the KOP for a day or two to shower, sleep, eat a hot meal and call or email home IF there is no black out on communications. Most of these men are single and those who are married have their families back in Italy. They are in dire need of some essentials to make it through the winter. Essentials such as long johns, wool hiking socks, balaclavas, hand warmers, fleece neck scarves, ceramic heaters, etc.

These Soldiers have their supplies air dropped to them and must hike 40 minutes to an hour each way to retrieve their supplies. IF it is safe enough they generally only get drops twice a month. Recently there were so many fire fights the drops were suspended for three weeks. Mail must be, literally, carried out of the Firebases and the KOP and can take up to 2 months to be delivered.

We have been in contact with a handful of the Soldiers at Camp Blessing and also with the FRG is Italy. The following items are ones we know they need. We are asking you if there is any way you can assist us in securing these items:

1600 pair of long johns (sizes medium and large) – dark colors
800 balaclavas – Example here USCav
800 neck gaitors – Example here USCav
Cases of hand and foot warmers
Cases of unscented baby/body wipes
Wool hiking socks
Ceramic heaters – for use when they run the generators a few hours each day
Fleece blankets

If there is ANYTHING you can do on behalf of these Soldiers we will be so appreciative.

15 October 2007

General Sanchez's Speech

WHAT IS CLEAR TO ME IS THAT YOU ( the MSM ) ARE PERPETUATING THE CORROSIVE PARTISAN POLITICS THAT IS DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY AND KILLING OUR SERVICEMEMBERS WHO ARE AT WAR.” And: “AS I ASSESS VARIOUS MEDIA ENTITIES, SOME ARE UNQUESTIONABLY ENGAGED IN POLITICAL PROPAGANDA THAT IS UNCONTROLLED.”

Opening of speech:

GOOD AFTERNOON LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
SOME OF YOU MAY NOT BELIEVE THIS BUT I AM GLAD TO BE HERE. WHEN SIG ASKED ME IF I WOULD CONSIDER ADDRESSING YOU THERE WAS NO DOUBT THAT I SHOULD COME INTO THE LION’S DEN. THIS WAS IMPORTANT BECAUSE I HAVE FIRMLY BELIEVED SINCE DESERT SHIELD THAT IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE STRENGTH OF OUR DEMOCRACY THAT THE MILITARY AND THE PRESS CORPS MAINTAIN A STRONG, MUTUALLY RESPECTFUL AND ENABLING RELATIONSHIP. THIS CONTINUES TO BE PROBLEMATIC FOR OUR COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY DURING TIMES OF WAR. ONE OF THE GREATEST MILITARY CORRESPONDENTS OF OUR TIME, JOE GALLOWAY, MADE ME A BELIEVER WHEN HE JOINED THE 24TH INFANTRY DIVISION DURING DESERT STORM.

TODAY, I WILL ATTEMPT TO DO TWO THINGS - FIRST I WILL GIVE YOU MY ASSESSMENT OF THE MILITARY AND PRESS RELATIONSHIP AND THEN I WILL PROVIDE YOU SOME THOUGHTS ON THE CURRENT STATE OF OUR WAR EFFORT. AS ALL OF YOU KNOW I HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF RELATIONSHIPS AND EXPERIENCES WITH OUR NATIONS MILITARY WRITERS AND EDITORS. THERE ARE SOME IN YOUR RANKS WHO I CONSIDER TO BE THE EPITOME OF JOURNALISTIC PROFESSIONALISM - JOE GALLOWAY, THOM SHANKER, SIG CHRISTENSEN, AND JOHN BURNS IMMEDIATELY COME TO MIND. THEY EXEMPLIFY WHAT AMERICA SHOULD DEMAND OF OUR JOURNALISTS - TOUGH REPORTING THAT RELIES UPON INTEGRITY, OBJECTIVITY AND FAIRNESS TO GIVE ACCURATE AND THOROUGH ACCOUNTS THAT STRENGTHEN OUR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND IN TURN OUR DEMOCRACY. ON THE OTHER HAND, UNFORTUNATELY, I HAVE ISSUED ULTIMATUMS TO SOME OF YOU FOR UNSCRUPULOUS REPORTING THAT WAS SOLELY FOCUSED ON SUPPORTING YOUR AGENDA AND PRECONCIEVED NOTIONS OF WHAT OUR MILITARY HAD DONE. I ALSO REFUSED TO TALK TO THE EUROPEAN STARS AND STRIPES FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS OF MY COMMAND IN GERMANY FOR THEIR EXTREME BIAS AND SINGLE MINDED FOCUS ON ABU GHARAIB.

LET ME REVIEW SOME OF THE DESCRIPTIVE PHRASES THAT HAVE BEEN USED BY SOME OF YOU THAT HAVE MADE MY PERSONAL INTERFACES WITH THE PRESS CORPS DIFFICULT:

“DICTATORIAL AND SOMEWHAT DENSE”,

“NOT A STRATEGIC THOUGHT”,

LIAR,

“DOES NOT GET IT” AND

THE MOST INEXPERIENCED LTG.

IN SOME CASES I HAVE NEVER EVEN MET YOU, YET YOU FEEL QUALIFIED TO MAKE CHARACTER JUDGMENTS THAT ARE COMMUNICATED TO THE WORLD. MY EXPERIENCE IS NOT UNIQUE AND WE CAN FIND OTHER EXAMPLES SUCH AS THE TREATMENT OF SECRETARY BROWN DURING KATRINA. THIS IS THE WORST DISPLAY OF JOURNALISM IMAGINABLE BY THOSE OF US THAT ARE BOUND BY A STRICT VALUE SYSTEM OF SELFLESS SERVICE, HONOR AND INTEGRITY. ALMOST INVARIABLY, MY PERCEPTION IS THAT THE SENSATIONALISTIC VALUE OF THESE ASSESSMENTS IS WHAT PROVIDED THE EDGE THAT YOU SEEK FOR SELF AGRANDIZEMENT OR TO ADVANCE YOUR INDIVIDUAL QUEST FOR GETTING ON THE FRONT PAGE WITH YOUR STORIES! AS I UNDERSTAND IT, YOUR MEASURE OF WORTH IS HOW MANY FRONT PAGE STORIES YOU HAVE WRITTEN AND UNFORTUNATELY SOME OF YOU WILL COMPROMISE YOUR INTEGRITY AND DISPLAY QUESTIONABLE ETHICS AS YOU SEEK TO KEEP AMERICA INFORMED. THIS IS MUCH LIKE THE INTELLIGENCE ANALYSTS WHOSE EFFECTIVENESS WAS MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF INTELLIGENCE REPORTS HE PRODUCED. FOR SOME, IT SEEMS THAT AS LONG AS YOU GET A FRONT PAGE STORY THERE IS LITTLE OR NO REGARD FOR THE “COLLATERAL DAMAGE” YOU WILL CAUSE. PERSONAL REPUTATIONS HAVE NO VALUE AND YOU REPORT WITH TOTAL IMPUNITY AND ARE RARELY HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR UNETHICAL CONDUCT.

GIVEN THE NEAR INSTANTANEOUS ABILITY TO REPORT ACTIONS ON THE GROUND, THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ACCURATELY AND TRUTHFULLY REPORT TAKES ON AN UNPRECEDENTED IMPORTANCE. THE SPECULATIVE AND OFTEN UNINFORMED INITIAL REPORTING THAT CHARACTERIZES OUR MEDIA APPEARS TO BE RAPIDLY BECOMING THE STANDARD OF THE INDUSTRY. AN ARAB PROVERB STATES - “Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past, the neglected opportunity.” ONCE REPORTED, YOUR ASSESSMENTS BECOME CONVENTIONAL WISDOM AND NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO CHANGE. OTHER MAJOR CHALLENGES ARE YOUR WILLINGNESS TO BE MANIPULATED BY “HIGH LEVEL OFFICIALS” WHO LEAK STORIES AND BY LAWYERS WHO USE HYPERBOLE TO STRENGHTEN THEIR ARGUMENTS. YOUR UNWILLINGNESS TO ACCURATELY AND PROMINENTLY CORRECT YOUR MISTAKES AND YOUR AGENDA DRIVEN BIASES CONTRIBUTE TO THIS CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENT. ALL OF THESE CHALLENGES COMBINED CREATE A MEDIA ENVIRONMENT THAT DOES A TREMENDOUS DISSERVICE TO AMERICA. OVER THE COURSE OF THIS WAR TACTICALLY INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS HAVE BECOME STRATEGIC DEFEATS FOR AMERICA BECAUSE OF THE TREMENDOUS POWER AND IMPACT OF THE MEDIA AND BY EXTENSION YOU THE JOURNALIST. IN MANY CASES THE MEDIA HAS UNJUSTLY DESTROYED THE INDIVIDUAL REPUTATIONS AND CAREERS OF THOSE INVOLVED. WE REALIZE THAT BECAUSE OF THE NEAR REAL TIME REPORTING ENVIRONMENT THAT YOU FACE IT IS DIFFICULT TO REPORT ACCURATELY. IN MY BUSINESS ONE OF OUR FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS IS THAT “THE FIRST REPORT IS ALWAYS WRONG.” UNFORTUNATELY, IN YOUR BUSINESS “THE FIRST REPORT” GIVES AMERICANS WHO RELY ON THE SNIPPETS OF CNN, IF YOU WILL, THEIR “TRUTHS” AND PERSPECTIVES ON AN ISSUE. AS A COROLLARY TO THIS DEADLINE DRIVEN NEED TO PUBLISH “INITIAL IMPRESSIONS OR OBSERVATIONS” VERSUS OBJECTIVE FACTS THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL CHALLENGE FOR US WHO ARE THE SUBJECT OF YOUR REPORTING. WHEN YOU ASSUME THAT YOU ARE CORRECT AND ON THE MORAL HIGH GROUND ON A STORY BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT RESPOND TO QUESTIONS YOU PROVIDED IS THE ULTIMATE ARROGANCE AND DISTORTION OF ETHICS. ONE OF YOUR HIGHLY REPECTED FELLOW JOURNALISTS ONCE TOLD ME THAT THERE ARE SOME AMONGST YOU WHO “FEED FROM A PIG’S TROUGH.” IF THAT IS WHO I AM DEALING WITH THEN I WILL NEVER RESPOND OTHERWISE WE WILL BOTH GET DIRTY AND THE PIG WILL LOVE IT. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOUR STORY IS ACCURATE.

I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THIS IS WHAT OUR FOREFATHERS INTENDED. THE CODE OF ETHICS FOR THE SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS STATES:
…PUBLIC ENLIGHTENMENT IS THE FORERUNNER OF JUSTICE AND THE FOUNDATION OF DEMOCRACY. THE DUTY OF THE JOURNALIST IS TO FURTHER THOSE ENDS BY SEEKING TRUTH AND PROVIDING A FAIR AND COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNT OF EVENTS AND ISSUES. CONSCIENTIOUS JOURNALISTS FROM ALL MEDIA AND SPECIALTIES STRIVE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC WITH THOROUGHNESS AND HONESTY. PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY IS THE CORNERSTONE OF A JOURNALIST’S CREDIBILITY

THE BASIC ETHICS OF A JOURNALIST THAT CALLS FOR:

1. SEEKING TRUTH,

2. PROVIDING FAIR AND COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNT OF EVENTS AND ISSUES

3. THOROUGHNESS AND HONESTY

ALL ARE VICTIMS OF THE MASSIVE AGENDA DRIVEN COMPETITION FOR ECONOMIC OR POLITICAL SUPREMACY. THE DEATH KNELL OF YOUR ETHICS HAS BEEN ENABLED BY YOUR PARENT ORGANIZATIONS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO ALIGN THEMSELVES WITH POLITICAL AGENDAS. WHAT IS CLEAR TO ME IS THAT YOU ARE PERPETUATING THE CORROSIVE PARTISAN POLITICS THAT IS DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY AND KILLING OUR SERVICEMEMBERS WHO ARE AT WAR.

MY ASSESSMENT IS THAT YOUR PROFESSION, TO SOME EXTENT, HAS STRAYED FROM THESE ETHICAL STANDARDS AND ALLOWED EXTERNAL AGENDAS TO MANIPULATE WHAT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SEES ON TV, WHAT THEY READ IN OUR NEWSPAPERS AND WHAT THEY SEE ON THE WEB. FOR SOME OF YOU, JUST LIKE SOME OF OUR POLITICIANS, THE TRUTH IS OF LITTLE TO NO VALUE IF IT DOES NOT FIT YOUR OWN PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS, BIASES AND AGENDAS.

IT IS ASTOUNDING TO ME WHEN I HEAR THE VEHEMENT DISAGREEMENT WITH THE MILITARY’S FORAYS INTO INFORMATION OPERATIONS THAT SEEK TO DISSEMINATE THE TRUTH AND INFORM THE IRAQI PEOPLE IN ORDER TO COUNTER OUR ENEMY’S BLATANT PROPAGANDA. AS I ASSESS VARIOUS MEDIA ENTITIES, SOME ARE UNQUESTIONABLY ENGAGED IN POLITICAL PROPAGANDA THAT IS UNCONTROLLED. THERE IS NO QUESTION IN MY MIND THAT THE STRENGTH OUR DEMOCRACY AND OUR FREEDOMS REMAIN LINKED TO YOUR ABILITY TO EXERCISE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS - I ADAMANTLY SUPPORT THIS BASIC FOUNDATION OF OUR DEMOCRACY AND COMPLETELY SUPPORTED THE EMBEDDING OF MEDIA INTO OUR FORMATIONS UP UNTIL MY LAST DAY IN UNIFORM. THE ISSUE IS ONE OF MAINTAINING PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND STANDARDS FROM WITHIN YOUR INSTITUTION. MILITARY LEADERS MUST ACCEPT THAT THESE INJUSTICES WILL HAPPEN AND WHETHER THEY LIKE WHAT YOU PRINT OR NOT THEY MUST DEAL WITH YOU AND ENABLE YOU, IF YOU ARE AN ETHICAL JOURNALIST.

FINALLY, I WILL LEAVE THIS SUBJECT WITH A QUESTION THAT WE MUST ASK OURSELVES–WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE ETHICAL STANDARDS OF THE PROFESSION IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT OUR DEMOCRACY DOES NOT CONTINUE TO BE THREATENED BY THIS DANGEROUS SHIFT AWAY FROM YOUR SACRED DUTY OF PUBLIC ENLIGHTENMENT?

And: WHILE THE POLITICIANS ESPOUSE THEIR RHETORIC DESIGNED TO PRESERVE THEIR REPUTATIONS AND THEIR POLITICAL POWER -OUR SOLDIERS DIE!

And: AMERICA HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO CONTINUE OUR EFFORTS IN IRAQ. A PRECIPITOUS WITHDRAWAL WILL UNQUESTIONABLY LEAD TO CHAOS THAT WOULD ENDANGER THE STABILITY OF THE GREATER MIDDLE EAST.

14 October 2007

A Reminder for Everyone

Libs Say the Darndest Things
By James Lewis

Posted on 24 August at American Thinker
James Lewis blogs at Dangerous Times

In the run-up to the election season, I thought it might not hurt to remind folks of a few things.

1. Christians. Believing Christians are scary folks, sort of proto-fascists, who would kill or convert us all to their strange and scary beliefs if they had the chance.
I find this staggeringly ignorant. It implies, among other things, that nothing worthwhile was accomplished in Western Civilization before, let's say, the Sixties. (Well, whatever, dude... )

2. Jews. Peaceful Orthodox Jews are just as bad as head-chopping Islamic fascists. Because they're all fundamentalists! (No kidding.)

3. Capitalism. Corporations are evil. Capitalism murders just as many people as Stalin and Pol Pot did. Every political system kills millions of people. (The mind reels.)

4. Tolerance. You can't trust other ethnic groups, and even your own. One liberal friend can't stand Russians, Turks, and Poles. Another is deeply suspicious of Southerners and Midwesterners, considering them guilty until proven innocent. Another is suspicious of Blacks; however, a Black liberal I know thinks that Whites are "ice people." A very radical friend thinks that hippies are fascists. (Honest). This is just a sampling of liberal tolerance and openmindedness.

5. America. Americans are contemptible. Europeans are wonderful. (Facts are irrelevant).

6. Genocide. The US murdered just as many Native Americans as the Nazis killed Jews. Oh, and the Spanish Inquisition killed 9 million women. (Both bizarre, historically; no respectable historian agrees, but it's in the minds of your neighbors. They are still allowed to vote.)

7. Mind-reading. Liberals can read the minds of conservatives, without, of course, bothering to read anything conservatives have written, or even talking to them. Many libs are firmly convinced (without a shred of evidence, of course), that conservatives hate Blacks, Jews, Gays, and Women.
It does not seem to occur to my friends that it's difficult to read other people's minds; or that conservatives might actually be far more tolerant than liberal race demagogues, judging by their own words.

8. Israel. Israel is a pretty bad and nasty place. This is from a very liberal friend with many Jewish friends.

9. Militarism. Israelis are "militaristic," according to a very liberal Jewish professor. This is the first time I realized that defending your country against murderous assaults on innocent civilians is "militaristic." I thought militarism was the Prussians in World War One shouting "Hoch! Hoch!" while the Kaiser's troops went goose-stepping by with pointy-headed helmets and fixed bayonets. No such thing. Militarism = self-defense. Amazing.

10. Population. The world has far too many people, and (hint, hint) it would be a lot better if a lot of them died or were never born.

11. News vs. propaganda. Any news source other than the mainstream media is right-wing propaganda. Indeed, anything suggesting that liberals are less than 100 percent right is right-wing propaganda. This comes from a friend who engages in constant self-censorship, who becomes visibly agitated when his beliefs are gently questioned.

12. Dictators. Stalin was not so bad. Yes, he killed millions in the Gulag, but so did the United States. As for Castro, he is a great and wonderful hero. So is Hugo Chavez. However, Augusto Pinochet was a bad, bad guy. (Bizarre beyond belief.)

13. Republicans. Assassinating Republicans is a pretty good idea, as long as somebody else does it. (From a prominent liberal community leader.)

14. The Supremes. Justice Clarence Thomas is a dunce.

15. War. War would go away if just Republicans stopped stirring it up.

16. Criticism. Thinking negative thoughts about people is the source of violence in the world.

17. Relativism. Reality is only a social agreement. There's no such thing.

18. GlobWarm. Human-caused global warming is probably a lie, but it's a useful lie. (I swear).

Had enough? This is just a start. I don't want to spoil it for you. Every conservative might consider just quietly listening to our liberal pals, without trying to change their minds. You'll be amazed and enlightened. But be ready to bite your tongue.

We have a lot of truth-telling to do, to put straight what is snarled and upside-down in the minds of 'way too many Americans. But don't argue with liberals, at least not the ones I know; it never works. Their minds are made up and locked tight.

Discussion only works with open minds.


Remember, these people VOTE!!!!

13 October 2007

TankerBabe Update

TankerBabe has an update on the 173 2-503 effort.

10 October 2007

Free Speech for Me, Not For Thee Part Deux

The dhimmicrats in Congress and the communist enabling terrorist loving moveon dot ogres, with the help of the left wing media are gunning for conservatives and want to take away or regulate our freedom of speech, thought, expression. religion. dissent, and redress of greivances.

These are MY RIGHTS as an American citizen. They are enumerated in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They are not negotiable.

Here's MY Message to all of the Stalinists in Congress, in the media, and the moonbat marxist commie loving, terrorist enabling assclowns I see on the streets burning American flags and chanting "Death to America":

MOLON LAUBE!!!!!!!!!

New Media Alliance

Congressman Waxman Implements First Step to Shut Down Talk Radio
by Sher Zieve

Democrats claim to love free speech—but, only free speech from their side of the house. California leftist Congressman Henry Waxman knows that all too well and is now using his 50 person investigative team to monitor conservative private citizens with talk-radio programs. Dissent with the liberal and leftist viewpoint will no longer be tolerated and the Democrat-run Congress has begun efforts to shut it down. And it is starting with Talk Radio.

Rep. Waxman, also the chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government, is using his ‘color of authority’ to intimidate and attempt to silence private citizens—make that conservative private citizens. He has instructed his “investigators” to monitor the programs of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin for “content”, the American Spectator’s Prowler reports. Presumably if Waxman doesn’t like said content (he hasn’t in the past so no doubt he’ll hate it now), the three will be hauled before a Congressional committee, grilled about their “inappropriate” ideas and the stations carrying their programs will be threatened by the leftist Democrat Industrial Complex. Then, in a fashion that would make dictator and genocidist Joseph Stalin proud, the grilled would be advised the reinstated “Unfairness Doctrine” requires that they present the leftist point of view—or their programs will be canceled. Further presumably, if Waxman is successful in implementing the rest of his brown-shirt Gestapo tactics, the days of conservative writers will also be numbered. Either you support the Democrat Fuehrer or you will be sent to reeducation camps—or worse.

The Russian purges—affected by Stalin—may soon have everything in common with the Democrats’ attempt to eradicate conservative speech—and thought. If you believe that free speech applies to everyone in the USA—including conservatives—I strongly suggest you contact one of Waxman’s numbers, listed below, and let him know. Then, contact your own Senators and Congress people and tell them that a government campaign against US citizen opposition viewpoints is unconstitutional—and to date illegal.
If we don’t act now, the knocks from government officials on your own doors will be next. Don’t think that it can’t happen here. It can, it will and the plans are already in process of being implemented. And it won’t take long to occur. The infrastructure is already in place. The NAU is being implemented and North Carolina appears to be the first state issuing its drivers licenses. The only way we can save the union of USA states is to fight for it. Otherwise, welcome yourselves to Stalinistic Canunitedstamex.
As it is, it’s almost here—officially.

Waxman Contact info:
Washington D.C.:

(202) 225-3976 (phone)
(202) 225-4099 (fax)

In Los Angeles:

(323) 651-1040 (phone)
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References:

http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=12128

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Purge

http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/kouri/070920

09 October 2007

Dialogue with Democrats Now Akin to Diplomacy with Terrorists?

The problem with Islamic terrorists is that they say one thing with their lies to the appeasing West and the polar opposite to their own people. One only need listen to what Iranian President Ahmadinejad says in his speeches to the fawning leftist media and, then, follow up with his messages to the Iranian and Islamic world. From the Islamist point of view, everything and everyone non-Muslim needs to be irrevocably destroyed. The media avoids the truth of what is being said by this and other Islamo-fascist terrorist leaders, in favor of the feel-good lies. This is stupidity in its most grotesque and dangerous guise. These terrorists cannot be viably dealt with in a diplomatic manner. Diplomacy never has and never will work with those who have vowed to obliterate the diplomats and their countries of origin.

I suggest that the same can be said for the current—albeit ongoing—Democrat attack on anything and everyone non-leftist-Democrat that needs to be terminated; with whatever weapon is handy at the moment. Recently, the leftist George Soros funded Democrat Party money-raising machine MoveOn.org ran a hit Ad against General David Petraeus that accused him—and the entire US Military by association—of being a traitor. The Ad sparked a national controversy and an eventual Senate vote to condemn the

Ad was taken. (1) The condemnation vote passed by 72-25—meaning that there were still Democrat senators who, apparently, supported the smear against one of the top generals in our nation. Note: This is yet another example of the Democrat revulsion—if not hatred—with the US military.

Regarding those who voted against the condemnation of one of their primary funding sources are two Democrat presidential hopefuls—Senators Hillary Clinton and Christopher Dodd. Their message—which also includes the MoveOn.org stance of "we haste everything USA especially those who work to protect it"—most certainly seems to be: "As long as it’s enough, we’ll support anyone who pays us!" Note: When the vote was taken, Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) managed to avoid it and any additional controversy, by being absent from the Senate chamber. Instead Democrats—angered by the fact that their actual-and-true association with the radical MoveOn group—decided to attempt a change of subject and again attack conservative icon Rush Limbaugh. Democrat leaders, including but not limited to Senate Majority leader Harry Reid and Tom Harkin, vilified Limbaugh. Both of these senators and others from their party have blasted Limbaugh for his "phony soldiers" comments. The fact that they have been anti-military and anti-soldiers for years and Rush was referring to actual and verifiable phony soldiers (those who claim to be soldiers and were or are not or claimed to have seen combat—which they did not) appears to have eluded them. It is also patently obvious that they either did not hear or read the actual transcript of Rush’s comments or—even more insidiously—chose to ignore it. After all, Democrats needed to mount a counter-insurgency against the "other side" by whatever means were necessary.

The reality that they are now blatantly lying is immaterial. Besides, they have done it many times before. And the leftist press was willing—if not salivating—to get the bogus story into the public’s hands and minds. So, it did. The fact that the liberals’ own Charley Gibson had done an ABC exposé—days before—on these same and other "phony soldiers" was of no importance to them. (3) Getting the "right winger" Rush Limbaugh was their only obsession.

Note: How can one have any sort of a real dialogue with individuals and/or groups who must consistently lie to the American people, in order to get a point—any point at all—across?

We already know that terrorists and their leaders say one thing when they’re in front of a Western audience and the exact opposite when they’re speaking to listeners at home. Sound familiar?

And speaking of Kandidate Clinton, it was announced by her campaign committee Monday that admitted National Archive document-stealer-and-destroyer Sandy Berger is going to be an "unpaid advisor": to the senator’s presidential bid. Hiring an admitted thief seems to be nothing new for Ms. Clinton. Payback for a job well done, perhaps?

Although the leftist media has worked diligently to downplay it, Clinton’s association with the previously fleeing Ponzi-scheme convicted felon Norman Hsu placed over $850,000 into her coffers. (4) Even Senator Barack Obama worked to get money from Hsu. (5) These are your two top presidential choices, libs.

But, in answer to this article’s question: (Is) dialogue with Democrats now akin to diplomacy with terrorists? I know my answer. You’ll need to figure your own out.

References:
(1) http://breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8RPBHO80&show_article=1

(2) http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_092807/content/01125106.guest.html

(3) http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2007/09/30/abc-reported-phony-heroes-three-days-rush-limbaugh-did

(4 http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/09/26/hsu_raised_big_money_for_clinton_supporters/

(5) http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1007/6232.html

Sher Zieve is a staff writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. (www.thenma.org). The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets.

06 October 2007

Thoughts on the AFP Summit

I have a new post on my other blog
I am very disillusioned right now.
I've removed all the FDT widgets and gizmos from this site, temporarily, and I'll be removing them from my other sites.
If FDT gets the nomination, I'll back him 100%. Until then, I have other more pressing issues to deal with.

04 October 2007

7th District VA

Rep Cantor is sending this out: Stand with Rush

Phony Soldiers, Phony Outrage, and Phony Patriotism

by Christopher Adamo New Media Alliance

Once again, liberals have wandered into the unfamiliar waters of patriotism, righteous indignation, and pontification offered in "support of the troops." And once again, their moral and philosophical bankruptcy, their intellectual dishonesty, and their overarching hysterics reveal far more about themselves than about their intended target, in this case radio giant Rush Limbaugh.

Congressional and Senate Democrats, along with the entire liberal political cabal, have been in a staged uproar ever since last week when Limbaugh made reference to Jesse McBeth and Scott Thomas Beauchamp who, adorning themselves with fraudulent credentials as members in good standing of the United States military, have been caught in blatant fraud, as they seek to make a case against the war.

Limbaugh’s attackers have intentionally mischaracterized his criticism of such individuals as a blanket assault on the U.S. armed forces, asserting that he derided any troops who oppose the war as "phony soldiers."

He did no such thing, and his accusers know it. But why should they hesitate to lie about his words when they have gotten so much political mileage in the past few years by lying about virtually every other aspect of the terror war, the Republican Party, the military, and conservatism in general?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-NV) achieved a nauseating level of sanctimony in his desperate effort to prove that Democrats "care about the troops" (at least those who fabricate excuses for America’s surrender) while attacking Limbaugh and talk radio. Look to Democrats to invoke this latest manufactured firestorm as damming proof of the need to resurrect the "Fairness Doctrine."

Reid knows full well that he is lying, and that his principled opposition knows that he is lying. But that is not his target audience. It is with Middle America, whose citizens he considers stupid and gullible, that Reid hopes to make his case.

But Reid tipped his hand by asserting that Republicans ought to climb aboard the bandwagon of imaginary outrage. Any time liberals begin plugging the bipartisan thing they are really seeking cover and validation from cowardly GOP members.

Furthermore, the shamelessness and brazenness of Reid’s lies stand as proof that he and his political supporters understand and accept such fraud as an inherent and viable component of the liberal-Democrat playbook.

It is hardly a news flash that the fake anguish expressed by Democrats over this contrived controversy is merely a continuation of the full-throated lies being proliferated by the Moveon.org/Democrat Party/Old media spin machine. The facts of this situation are as available as they are inarguable. They are also inconvenient to the left. So to keep their story going, Democrat mouthpieces will simply continue to ignore them.

When the truth is revealed, as it eventually will be, no liberal retractions or apologies will be forthcoming. The liberal political apparatus will simply proceed to its next target to be smeared, knowing full well that it will never be held accountable for this, or any other deception.

More than merely an attempt by Democrats to rebuild their tattered image after last week’s disgraceful treatment of General David Petraeus, their real intention is to continually build and expand a façade of perceived wrongdoing on the part of Rush Limbaugh. It is very telling that, as a purveyor of information, he poses such a raw threat to future Democrat political prospects.

Having failed miserably in every attempt to factually refute him, they now hope to eradicate his enormous influence through the "death by a thousand cuts."

In truth, Limbaugh was very specific as to which "phony soldiers" he was referring. For Jesse McBeth, the moniker clearly fits. He was drubbed out of the military during boot camp (after only forty four days to be precise), but then went on to claim membership in the special forces and under such false credentials delivered a plethora of fabricated stories, deriding the military and the mission.

Likewise Beauchamp, who did in fact serve overseas but whose compilation of similarly fabricated fables of abuse and atrocity, while buttressing his anti-war, anti-American worldview, have been thoroughly refuted by the rest of his outfit.

Limbaugh never even went so far as to include among the phonies Senator and former presidential wannabe John Kerry (D.-MA), whose entire "tour of duty" in Vietnam exceeded McBeth’s enlistment by only two and a half months. And that brief Southeast Asian visit netted him three Purple Hearts under highly dubious circumstances.

Of course if Kerry’s version of the affair is correct, he could permanently put the matter to rest while completely discrediting his critics simply by releasing his military records, which to date he steadfastly refuses to do.

Against this murky backdrop, Democrats on Capitol Hill find an occasion in which they can wave their flags and laud their commitment to God, Country, and the troops, or at least those troops who concoct stories discrediting the terror war and the President’s strategy to win it. Such people predictably receive the unbridled adoration and support of the Democrats.

But perhaps the most telling aspect of this latest offensive is the liberal characterization of Limbaugh, on several occasions just this past week, as "unpatriotic." This is quite the accusation coming from people who insist that the most heinous crime any conservative can commit is to "question the patriotism" of America’s leftists.

In contrast to real America, the "patriotism" of the left includes cheering for America’s mortal Islamist enemies, assuring them of their ultimate victory, downplaying or ignoring America’s successes, proliferating every false account of American atrocities against the enemy on the battlefield or in the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, and undermining the entire premise of the terror war from its inception.

It seems liberals presume to now hold complete dominion over who can be called "unpatriotic," and who should remain permanently immune to the charge, despite any seditious words or behavior. Admittedly, they have arrived at this position of power with little resistance, their ploy of redefining "patriotism" having received far too much assistance from timid Republicans and conservatives who acquiesced to their premise.

Their arrogance having been thus compounded, it should surprise no one that the likes of Democrat Senators Reid, Obama, Durbin, along with House Democrats Pelosi and Murtha, to name just a few, will expend every effort to undermine the terror war and endanger America for purely political reasons while asserting their "patriotism."

So abominable is their current stance that it is worthwhile to ponder, were it to fully degenerate to the point of crossing that barrier which defines open treason and blatant support of the Islamists, how their words and pronouncements would be any different from what they are today.

Yet we are supposed to believe that the real danger to the future of the nation is posed by Limbaugh’s severe, but thoroughly appropriate characterizations of McBeth and Beauchamp as "phony."


Christopher G. Adamo is a freelance writer and staff writer for the New Media Alliance (www.thenma.org). He lives in southeastern Wyoming. He has been active in local and state politics for many years. His contact information and archives can be found at www.chrisadamo.com

01 October 2007

Rush In A Hurry for 1 October 2007

I've got Rush in a Hurry posted on my other site.
WARNING: While not spelled out, there are some comments appended which some may find offensive. Just lettin ya'll know.

28 September 2007

Rush In a Hurry - September 28, 2007

1) The Clinton-Soros Group Media Matters for America takes Rush out of context and reports that he called soldiers who oppose the war in Iraq "phony soldiers."
2) The Drive-By Media runs with the lie.
3) A reporter challenges President Bush's spokeswoman to repudiate the quote (that Rush never said.)
4) Democrat senators and House members trip over themselves to condemn Rush, demanding he apologize (for what he never said) and challenging Republicans to condemn him.
If reporters had bothered to check the transcripts and audio at RushLimbaugh.com, or even to call the EIB Network for comment, they wouldn't look like such fools.
Rush was talking about phony soldier Jesse MacBeth.
MacBeth portrayed himself as a decorated Iraq war veteran who opposed the war. Since "Corporal" MacBeth fit the left's anti-war template, the Drive-By Media lapped up his lies.
The truth? Mr. MacBeth was just sentenced to five months in jail for being...a phony soldier.

MacBeth never served in Iraq, never won a Purple Heart, never reached the rank of corporal, was never an Army Ranger -- and therefore never could have witnessed war crimes against Iraqi civilians as he claimed. In fact, MacBeth washed out of Army boot camp after 44 days. (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen Here).

Rush reminds us of how Democrats smeared General Petraeus, and how John Kerry, Jack Murtha and Dick Durbin attacked our rank-and-file soldiers based on lies.
The full transcript of these comments is posted at RushLimbaugh.com.
The Dittocam video of Rush's opening monologue is up on YouTube. Will the media bother to look at either?

The left had to go to a phony soldier to give them bad news out of Iraq. They need bad news because they're invested in defeat, and cannot accept the fact that the surge has brought Sunnis over to our side and away from Al-Qaeda. Frederick Kagan's piece in then Wall Street Journal, "Why We're Winning Now in Iraq," details the anti-war left's worst nightmare. The tide has turned, so much so that every major Democrat presidential candidate has committed to staying in Iraq through 2013. (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen Here).

27 September 2007

Lt Col Buzz Patterson on Hardball

On Friday 28 September, Lt Colonel Buzz Patterson will appear on Hardball with Chris Matthews at 1700 hours Eastern 1400 hours Pacific time.

You may remember him as the man who carried the “nuclear football” for President Clinton. He is also the author of several books, including Dereliction of Duty and his latest book entitled War Crimes: The Left’s Campaign to Destroy Our Military and Lose the War on Terror.

The topic will be the damage that anti-war soldiers are doing to the war effort.

If we just ignore the "useful idiots', they will be as irrelevant as Rosie O'Donnell. They are tools of the extreme anti-American, pro-terrorist, pro-war leftwing moonbats. Half of them probably didn't even make it to the sandbox.

Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), is another creation of the people who brought you the SDS, Weather Underground, International ANSWER, Code Pink, United for Peace and Justice and World Can't Wait.

They are all part of the American Communist Party, the Revolutionary Communist Party, and Workers World Party.

They are socialists and Marxists. They are deranged. They are dedicated. They are dangerous.

A Message from Chris Hill

WASHINGTON – House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement this afternoon after the House overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning “in the strongest possible terms” MoveOn.org’s personal attacks on General David Petraeus, as well as honoring “all members of the Armed Forces,” and their families, for “serving in harm’s way.” Seventy-nine Democrats voted against it.

“It’s been more than two weeks since the Republican Leader introduced a resolution condemning MoveOn’s personal smear campaign against Gen. Petraeus, and nearly a week since the Senate passed its own version and the House majority leader told me he had no intention of allowing a similar vote in our chamber.

“Today, we took matters into our own hands, forcing the House to take up a resolution repudiating these personal attacks, and reaffirming our support for and gratefulness to the men and women serving our country in harm’s way.

“Given the chance, more than three-quarters of the House went on record today in support of our Armed Forces, and in recognition of the extreme sacrifices they and their families make for our country on daily basis. My only disappointment is that a message as important and clear-cut as this couldn’t attract the support of every member of this chamber.”

NOTE: The House Committee on Foreign Affairs took up a similar resolution earlier in the day, returning a vote of 23-13 in favor of quashing the Petraeus resolution and preventing it from even being considered in committee. Many of those members voting in the affirmative came down differently on the issue when presented with the matter on the House floor.

Commentary on the motion by Chris Hill, Gathering of Eagles National Director for Operations:

The motion recognized the service of General Petraeus, as well as all other members of the Armed Forces and civilian personnel serving in harm’s way, as well as their families. It also condemned in the strongest possible terms the personal attacks made by the advocacy group MoveOn.org impugning the integrity and professionalism of General Petraeus.

79 Democrats opposed the resolution. Their names are below. If your member of Congress is listed below, call and ask them why they refuse to support our men and women in uniform. Ask them if this is what they mean when they say “I support the troops.” These 79 members of Congress had the chance to publicly support the troops, or support their cash cow MoveOn.org. They chose the latter. This is why we have to turn out in the streets. This is why we have to stalk the halls of Congress. This is why our mission to support our men and women in uniform hinges on each and every one of us. When elected officials will not even disavow a repugnant ad put out by an anti-American organization it is time for us, the Gathering of Eagles and our fellow patriots in other organizations, to remind them that they work for us.

The 79 members of Congress listed below sided with those who call our brave warriors war criminals. They sided with those who call the commanding general in Iraq a traitor. In short, they decided that it was better to have funds from an organization that believes in destroying our American way of life, than it was to stand up for those who have so bravely stood up for all of us. If this sounds eerily familiar to many of you it should. It is the same model used by the anti-American movement 40 years ago. Our men and women in uniform are under attack. The memorials to our war dead are under attack. Our very way of life is under attack, and it starts with these 79. Don’t let them get away with it again.

Manchu.

Abercrombie (HI) Ackerman(NY) Allen(MA) Baldwin(WI) Becerra(CA) Berman(CA)Blumenauer(OR) Brown, Corrine(FL) Capuano(MA) Castor(FL) Clarke(NY) Clay(MISSOURI) Cohen(TN) Conyers(MICH) Crowley(NY) Davis (IL) DeGette(COL)Ellison(MINN) Filner(CA) Frank (MA) Green, Al(TX) Grijalva(AZ) Gutierrez(FL)Hastings (FL) Hinchey(NY) Hirono (HI) Holt(NJ) Honda(NJ) Inslee(WA) Jackson-Lee (TX) Jefferson(LA) Johnson (GA) Jones (OH) Kilpatrick(MI) Kucinich(OH) Lee(CA)Lewis (GA) Lofgren, Zoe(CA) Markey(MA) Matsui(CA) McDermott (WA)McGovern (MA) Meek (FL) Michaud(ME) Miller (NC) Miller, George(CA) Moore (WI) Moran (VA) Nadler(NY) Neal (MA) Olver(MA) Pallone(NJ) Payne (NJ) Price (NC) Rush(IL) Ryan (OH) Sánchez, Linda T. (CA) Schakowsky(IL) Scott (VA)Serrano(NY) Sherman(CA) Slaughter(NY) Solis(CA) Stark(CA) Tierney(MA) Towns(NY) Van Hollen (MD) Velázquez(NY) Wasserman Schultz(FL) Waters(CA) Watson(CA)Watt (NC) - MY REPWaxman (CA) Weiner(NY) Wexler(FL) Woolsey(CA) Wynn(MO) Yarmuth (KY)

Who Do You Trust?

moveon.org or a Medal of Honor Recipient Air Force Col. George "Bud" Day?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — "American pilots do not conduct air-raids on villages, killing civilians, nor are our troops cold-blooded murderers or terrorists," said retired Air Force Col. George "Bud" Day, America's most decorated living veteran and former POW. "But, if you believe some current members of Congress who have accused our men and women in uniform of all that and worse, you would have to conclude our military is a barbarian horde, just as John Kerry had previously said."

"It was a lie then, and it's an even bigger lie today," Day continued. "The truth is that some in the U.S. Congress and their mouthpieces in the media now represent a much bigger threat to the lives of our men and women in combat, and our national security, than any foreign enemy."
Among his many decorations from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, Col. Day is a Medal of Honor recipient and a combat pilot held captive for more than five years in the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison. He is also the Chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation (VVLF) which has been embroiled in litigation with Kerry campaign aides since Kerry's failed Presidential bid. Those lawsuits were recently withdrawn, and the VVLF is now able to reveal the results of its research and investigation efforts. But the VVLF needs your help.

"We were forced to spend over $1 million to defend ourselves in these frivolous lawsuits. In fact we still owe over $250,000 in legal bills. We paid the price of freedom 35 years ago to protect the basic liberties of all Americans, and now we're paying all over again, to protect our own freedom of speech," said Col. Day, a practicing Florida attorney.

"Unfortunately, as former Prisoners of War, we do not have the money that MoveOn.org has. Nor do we have the ability to obtain special discounts from the New York Times to run full page ads. That is where you can help."

Col. Day and several other POWs, including the wife of a POW, were sued numerous times by Kerry campaign associates after they participated in a 2004 documentary, "Stolen Honor: Wounds that Never Heal." In that film, Day and other POWs detailed the direct impact Kerry and his fellow anti-war activists, including many U.S. Senators, had on their survival in captivity and even the eventual loss of the Vietnam War.

The producer of "Stolen Honor," Pulitzer Prize-winner and Marine combat veteran, Carlton Sherwood, was also sued in a vain effort by the Kerry Campaign to prevent the documentary from being broadcast or even shown in theaters. It was eventually released in the closing days of the 2004 campaign, primarily on Northern Ohio cable outlets where, according to most post-election news analysts, Sen. Kerry lost his presidential bid.

"Our brave soldiers were and continue to be sold out today by many of those same people, abetted by a new crop of politicians and journalists," Col Day said. "They may say they 'support the troops,' but they have nothing but contempt for those serving in the military. The reality is many in Congress and the media are hoping for, and invested in, America's defeat in the Global War on Terrorism just as they forced America's defeat in Vietnam, years after the last U.S. military combat units were withdrawn."

Col. Day continued:
"The problem is that it was all a lie, staged theatrics, choreographed by the Communists and spoon fed to the American public by unconscionable, ambitious politicians and the press. We now have the hard evidence to prove that. We have obtained documents, records, eyewitness accounts, even the CONFESSIONS of those who originally made those despicable accusations and have now recanted ever witnessing an atrocity, much less committing one. The facts are incontrovertible and compelling."

"Our findings prove the accusations made against our military in Vietnam were pure enemy propaganda used by American turncoats to advance their political ambitions and agendas, all trumpeted, by an unquestioning, complicit media," Day said. "Today, other phonies have taken their place, people like Jesse MacBeth and Scott Thomas Beauchamp, whose slanderous accusations against our men and women in Iraq made world-wide headlines even though those reports were baseless, the accusers frauds. Then, as now, the media has been all too eager to hand the microphone over to anyone who wishes to defame America's soldiers, whether it's an ambitious politician or a wannabe who never spent a day in uniform, much less a combat zone.

See this post.

Col. Day said his VVLF organization plans to release its findings once they secure funding to do so.

"This is not over," said Day. "Now we are able to reveal the results of the research and documentation that we acquired. This material will reclaim once and for all the good name and good reputation of a generation of servicemen. It will help make sure that the brave men and women fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan don't have to go through what we did."
Armed with these testimonies and documented research, the VVLF plans to demonstrate to the American public the truth about those who accused our troops of atrocities and war crimes and those who promoted those falsehoods. The former POWs also intend to show the motives of those responsible and the media propaganda that lead to an entirely false history of Vietnam, just as the press is doing today in Iraq. That is where we need your support.

To present our findings to the American Public, the VVLF needs your help. It is critical that we reveal the truth before Congress repeats the mistake it made over 30 years ago.
Please forward this message to everyone you know who could assist us.

25 September 2007

Anti-gun Zealots Trying To Ram Disarmament Bill Through Senate

Remember the post about Charles "Chuckie Boy" Schumer where I told you his first piece of legislation submitted was a bill to repeal the 2nd Amendment?

He's trying to make an end-run around the legislative process, again.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

You'd think that when rabid, anti-gun legislators like Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy join together to pass anti-gun legislation, it would raise a few red flags.

But these two New York Democrats are currently planning to roll over gun owners with H.R. 2640 -- legislation which would bar you from owning guns if:

* You are a battle-scarred veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder;
or
* As a kid, you were diagnosed with ADHD.

Not to mention the fact that your ailing grandfather could have his entire gun collection seized, based only on a diagnosis of Alzheimer's (and there goes the family inheritance).

Gun owners have been desperately fighting this bill for several months.
You will remember that it passed in the House with an unrecorded voice vote in
June and was later passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee -- also without
a recorded vote.

Sen. Schumer is pushing hard to pass this legislation -- dubbed the Veterans Disarmament Act -- so he is circulating an "agreement" which would waive the Senate rules in order to bring up and pass the bill.

This agreement could come about in the next few hours or the next couple of days!

This agreement is extremely diabolical, as it would eliminate the ability of pro-gun senators to offer amendments which would clean up the legislation... and would grease the skids for immediate passage!

But there is good news: In order for Schumer's "agreement" to prevail, he must get
"unanimous consent." This means that just ONE single senator can block it.

ACTION: Please contact your two U.S. Senators RIGHT AWAY and urge them
to OBJECT to Senator Chuck Schumer's "unanimous consent agreement" to steamroll H.R. 2640, the McCarthy anti-gun bill.

23 September 2007

Free Speech for Me but Not for Thee

Unfortunately, I am watching live FoxNews coverage of the protests at Columbia University.
I say unfortunately, because Jerry Rivers (aka Geraldo Rivera) has been assigned to cover it.

But thats not the issue. I keep hearing the terms 1st Amendment, free speech, open dialogue being tossed around as if they were suddenly important to some of these students.

If these concepts are so important now that Monkey Boy Imeanajihad, a known terrorist; proven murderer of American citizens; supplier of weapons to insurgents in Iraq; supplier of weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon wants to speak,
why were they not important when an American citizen with no links to any known terrorist group; no record of any infractions of the laws of this country; no agenda other than the security of America wanted to speak?

Because the Minuteman Project didn't fit the marxist/socialist agenda.
The Minutemen reperesent concepts these students/anarchists/useful idiots are afraid of;
Courage, Honor, Dedication to Country

It's a damn shame.

Rep. Peter King: Troops Furious at Hillary Over MoveOn Ad

From NewsMax.com

If you think the troops aren't paying attention, think again.

American troops in Iraq are in a “rage” over Hillary Clinton and other Democrats’ failure to condemn the MoveOn.org ad calling General David Petraeus “General Betray Us.”

That’s the word from Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican who recently returned from a fact-finding trip to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In an interview with talk radio host Steve Malzberg, King said what struck him most about the troops in Iraq was how closely they are following politics in the U.S., and how angry they are over the Democrats’ reaction to the MoveOn.org ad.

King said he had lunch with several female soldiers at a base in Iraq and they were “furious at the Democrats for not denouncing the ad and for what was said about General Petraeus.

“This has been noticed by the troops,” King told Malzberg.

“They specifically mentioned Hillary Clinton, being angry at her, and the Democrats in general for not denouncing MoveOn.org. It went beyond a political anger — it was
a rage.”

The MoveOn.org ad — which appeared in the New York Times — charged Petraeus with “cooking the books for the White House” when he delivered his Iraq report on Sept. 10.

“To imply that Petraeus is a liar — MoveOn called him a traitor!” said King. “I was struck by the intensity of the anger from these people.”

King said some of the soldiers who had previously supported Clinton’s presidential bid no longer did.

King also criticized New York Sen.
Charles Schumer, who said that the level of violence in Iraq’s Anbar province was down “despite the ‘surge,’ not because of it.” He suggested that the American troops couldn’t “get the job done,” so tribal leaders took up the fight against the insurgents themselves.

Schumer is “totally wrong,” King declared.

He said the tribes took action to fight the insurgents only after they saw the U.S. step up efforts in Anbar.


So take a lesson. The troops, contrary to what sKerry has said about their level of education, are reading the news, reading our blogs, and paying attention.
The least we can do is give them something to read besides the trash and tripe spewing from the mouths of the so-called "troop supporters" on the left.

22 September 2007

US Army Ranger (NOT) Exposed as Fraud

Lets see if IVAW disowns this piece of excrement. Don't hold your breath
I've met REAL HEROES. They don't consider themselves heroes
They were just doing their job.

and just so you'll know, YouTube has DISABLED the comments for this video.
Gee I wonder why?



A Washington man, whose claims to have slaughtered civilians as a U.S. Army Ranger in Iraq were seen by millions on YouTube, admitted in federal court in Seattle today that he was a fake and a liar.

Jesse Adam Macbeth, 23, pleaded guilty to charges he faked his war record.

"He was in the Army for 40 days before he was kicked out of boot camp for being unfit," said U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Sullivan. "He was never in Iraq."

Macbeth's story of killing men and women as they left a Baghdad mosque included claims that he was a U.S. Army Ranger and had received the Purple Heart for injuries suffered in combat in Iraq.

His interview was translated into Arabic and distributed in the Middle East, said the U.S. attorney.

"Macbeth's lies fueled hostility to our servicemen in Iraq and here at home," Sullivan said.

Federal prosecutors and investigators with the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs say they are in the midst of a crackdown on phony heroes.

"The phony war hero phenomenon plagues the American landscape and tarnishes the service of thousands of veterans who have served honorable," said Douglas Carver, special agent in charge of the VA's inspector general operation in the west.

In another recent case, investigators uncovered a man who posed as a U.S. Marine Chaplain, officiating at the weddings and funerals of Marines.

Reggie Lee Buddle, 59, of Puyallup, Wash., was sentenced to two years of probation in July after pleading guilty to charges he wore a Marine Captain's uniform and insignia.

Buddle, who never served in the Marines, participated in an opening ceremony of the Washington state Senate last year, delivering the opening prayer.

Macbeth, the phony U.S. soldier who claimed to have committed atrocities, was sentenced to five months in jail.

He told the judge today he wanted to apologize to "the real American heroes."

He said he lied about his military record in order to get money and treatment from the VA hospital.

20 September 2007

Listen to the Parents Listen to the Soldiers

You can learn a lot.

In a previous post regarding my adventures in NJ, I alluded to a Freedom's Watch commercial due out this week. That commercial is now running.

It features the parents and younger brother of 2Lt John Thomas Wrobelewski. 2/4 Marines

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mr. Wrobelewski, and his remaining son at the Freedom Concert. Not only did I meet them, I was honored that he allowed me to hang out with them backstage during the concert. We spoke of the war, the soldiers, his son, how he died, and he told me of the trip he took to Iraq to visit the site where his son died fighting the terrorists; fighting to give the Iraqis the same choices we take for granted.

The man speaks for me. I think I speak for him. We agreed on every point. I have no doubt that 2Lt John Thomas Worbelewski would tell you the same thing.

We cannot allow the scarifices of these brave warriors, and the sacrifices of the parents and loved ones, to be in vain. We will never let them be forgotten.

We MUST win this war against the forces who would destroy us if given the opportunity. We MUST NOT give up on the fight, we MUST NOT give in to the extemeist elements of the liberal left in this country who would make this a repeat of the political defeat we suffered in Viet Nam.

The political defeat in Viet Nam cost 57,000+ American lives and millions of Cambodian lives.

A political defeat in Iraq will cost much more; it will be the end of democracy;
the end of freedom; the end of free will; and the beginning of the end of Western Civilization.

18 September 2007

Pictures from Friday Saturday & Sunday

More Pics


Duncan Hunter addresses the Gathering of Eagles Rally on Saturday 15 Septmeber




Walter Reed Army Medical Center
14 September 2007
The date stamp is wrong cause I'm to lazy to change it
Click on picture for full size




Ever Wonder Why Conservative Girls are Better Looking?

If this doesn't make you change your politics, you're dead.

March of the Useful Idiots


My Favorite Terrorist

Ouside NBC Studios Sunday Morning


Senator John McCain Shakes Hands With GoE

He Really Is A Class Act










The t-shirt has the definition of Swiftboating


16 September 2007

This is from CJ at ASP

All ya'll know what ASP is, the link is on the right if you want to check it out, but this is not there. I got this in an email and CJ says I can use any or all as I wish. I'm just gonna post the whole damn thing and let you read it.

I still have tears on my face.

There's been a lot of talk about who the mystery ASP blogger was at the recent meeting with the President. No, it wasn't the President of local chapter of corn growers and spider hunters. The President of the United States. I'm sure to most
people, it was pretty obvious who the "representative from A Soldier's
Perspective" was. Yes, I was there. Not only was I there, but I was able to take
the Texan seat of honor next to the Man himself - Mohammed of Iraq the Model.
Oh, I sat next to Mr. George W. Bush as well.

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the Office of Media Liaison and told that I was being invited to the White House for a "special event" with select milbloggers. For the record, CPL M was also invited but unable to attend because he's busy doing the work of this country to ensure our continued safety and way of life. The meeting was
strictly close hold and we weren't to discuss it with anyone outside those with a need to know (in my case - my chain of command).

Eight milbloggers were present and two attended via a VTC (video teleconference) from Baghdad - Bill Roggio of the Long War Journal, Bill Ardolino of INDC Journal. Those present and accounted for in the West Wing were, Matt Burden of Blackfive, Mrs. Greyhawk of Mudville Gazette (Greyhawk was also
attending to the nation's business and unable to attend), NZ Bear of TTLB
and the Victory Caucus, Steve Schippert of Threats Watch, Ward Carroll of
Military.Com (an all-around great guy and pleasure to be around) and, of course,
Mohammed of Iraq the Model.

We arrived at the White House on time at 0900. After processing through security and getting checked in at the lobby, we were ushered into the Roosevelt Room of the West Wing. For those that aren't aware of White House history, the Roosevelt Room was the original office of the President back when the West Wing was built back in 1902. When the West Wing was expanded and the Oval Office was created, the Roosevelt Room became sort of a waiting room for those meeting with the President. The room is set up to handle secure conferences and also serves as the place the President meets with his National Security team. You can take a 360 degree virtual tour here. The camera is set at the position where the President sits.

Anyway, we sat for a few minutes of nervous chatter admiring the fact that any minute we're going to be in the presence of the most powerful man in the world, politically speaking. We had no idea exactly when the President would come in. Each time the door opened our hearts stopped beating only to be greeted by aides, assistants, and other important staff types. Along with the milbloggers present, placards were on the table that read "Kevin Sullivan" (Assistant to the President for
Communications), "Tony Snow" (this meeting was taking place on Mr. Snow's final
day of work), "Dana Perino" (Mr. Snow's replacement as Press Secretary),
"Stephen Hadley" (Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs),
"Mark Pfeifle" ( Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security
Advisor for Strategic Communications and Global Outreach), and General Lute (the
one and only War Czar, officially Assistant to the President and Deputy National
Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan ). Without waiting on any of his
staff, the President entered the room at 0951 - nine minutes ahead of schedule.

As he walked in, he personally shook each of our hands, thanking US for
being there. One by one we introduced ourselves. The President ordered us (well,
he is my Commander in Chief. To everyone else it was probably more of a request)
to have a seat and sat down himself. Now, I need to take this opportunity to
explain what a down to earth guy we have as President. He made each of feel
genuinely welcome. When he sat down he didn't sit in a dominating posture at the
end of the table. He got comfortable and was slightly slouched in his
comfortable leather chair. As he did so, his tie sort of drooped to his left
side, his jacket unbuttoned and open. However, he was also a very Presidential
man, obviously aware of his responsibilities and role. He thanked us for being
there and gave us an opening statement, unprepared and unwritten. It came from
his heart as he spoke about his determination for victory in this global war on
terrorism. I was so in awe while he sat there speaking literally inches from me
that I didn't think to take any notes. We weren't allowed to have cameras or
audio recorders, so we had to rely on our notes.

"I looked at my schedule today, and I found it interesting that I would be sitting down with bloggers." That's how it started. It should be noted that this is the first time in history that a sitting President has sat down with a group of military
bloggers (probably ANY group of bloggers). There was no other media present and
no press releases were given to announce the meeting before or afterwards.

After his opening remarks, he opened up the floor to questions from us,
beginning with the guys in Iraq. Bill Ardolino recently visited Fallujah to
check on progress since his last visit there in January. "The progress in
Fallujah especially has been remarkable between January and September," he said.
This is going on all over the country as the surge works its magic allowing the
government to begin its political reconciliation (a phrase I probably heard more
times than my ten fingers can count). The President remarked that over $2.6
billion has been distributed to local governments for reconstruction and jobs.
This year alone, over $227 million in oil revenue has been pushed down to local
governments. Counter to what the media is reporting, the government has a
working budget process that is getting better with each day. They are still
trying to figure that piece out.

Another interesting tidbit of information that came out during the meeting is that Marine Major General Douglas Stone is managing a predominantly Sunni-occupied prison system in Iraq. This isn't like the prison system you'd probably imagine. Gen Stone has a brilliant plan for rehabilitating the prisoners. Most of the Sunnis jailed in
the prisons are accused of crimes of affiliation. Some were in the wrong place
at the wrong time. Still others committed their crimes so Al Qaeda terrorists
wouldn't kill their families. Gen Stone has instituted a vocational training
school into his prison system to teach these young Sunnis valuable skills they
can use to earn money and take care of their families. He teaches them
alternatives to violence. He also brings in moderate religious leaders to teach
them the truly peaceful nature of Islam. The goal is to show them that the
extremist religious views they've been taught are incorrect. The other way this
is being done is by teaching these young men to read so that they can open up a
Koran and see for themselves the way their religion has been bastardized by
extremist Imams. While there aren't any metrics to prove the system is working
yet, the theory behind it is brilliant as a concept. I can't see how it could
fail.

I kept my eyes on the President almost the entire time. He made sure that he kept eye contact with us as he spoke. There wasn't a person in that room who wasn't included in his speech. President Bush spoke candidly to us. He didn't speak at us and he didn't speak down to us. He treated us like respectful Americans. When he spoke of his father's WWII service, he literally teared up.
Being right next to him, I caught a single tear attempt to roll down his left
cheek before he casually wiped it away. No one else seemed to notice. Looking in
his eyes as he spoke about the pride he felt in his father, his eyes began to
glaze and behind them was a real person who happens to be our 43rd President.
George Bush is a man of values and he brought this out.

He's also a man of responsibility. When we got on the subject of the despicable behavior by members of Congress (my point, by the way), he made it a point not to talk down about Congress either. I had thanked him and Tony Snow for their recent strong statements against the reality that the media and our elected officials seem to have a problem with acknowledging, even applauding, success by our military. He
took ownership of his plan. He made sure we knew that he does not govern this
country at the polls. He does what is right. I wrote this quote down immediately
after he said because it should be a headline when a book is written about him.
In all caps I wrote the word "OWNERSHIP", which was followed by his quote: "This
is George Bush's policy. I am a Commander in Chief. I expect to be attacked
politically. But, do not attack those Generals!" He went on to talk about the
noble profession of military service and the kind of honorable Soldier that Gen
David Patraeus is.

President Bush is not concerned with his legacy and he has no need to be. I explained to him that after the USS Cole bombing I was so prepared to go to war at that point. I was utterly frustrated that nothing was done, especially after the embassy bombings and the first WTC bombing. I decided to do something about it myself and changed professions to one that would get me closer to the fight if one ever did break out. As it turns out, while I was in training for this new position, September 11th happened. I can't remember exactly what I asked the President because I was choking up having just mentioned my good friend SSG Stevon Booker who died in front of me in Iraq. I just started babbling after that. It was pathetic, you should have seen it. I thanked him for finally taking the fight to the enemy and having the nerves of steel to see it through to the end - whatever that means. Those guys did not die in vain. He mentioned that he recently finished reading a new book about George Washington, the third one he's read. "If they're still talking about the first
president, the 43rd has nothing to worry about," Bush said. How right he is.

We sat there for an hour and would've stayed longer had Marine One not landed when it did. President Bush was scheduled to be at Quantico, VA for the induction of brand spanking new Marine Corps Second Lieutenants (God help the Corps!). He wrapped everything up and thanked us again and asked if we'd like to see the Oval Office before he takes off. Uh, yeah!! He led us into the brightly lit, surreal room where all the magic happens. "This is the Oval Office. What do you think?" the President asked. "It's alright," piped in someone behind me, probably Blackfive or Steve Shippert!! This is the room where the decision to go to war was made. This is the room where a lot of very difficult decisions are made. This is the room where presidents and diplomats from all over the globe gather to discuss policy. And we were there!!

As you walk into the Oval Office you can't help but notice the magnificence of the lighting and decor. The lighting is so well done that you don't even notice the absence of shadows. You half expect to hear angels usher in your entrance to the office. Everything about it is upbeat and positive and warming (and not because of global warming either). We took turns getting individual photos with the President in front of his desk. He gave each of us a coin as we finished. He invited us out to the south lawn to watch him take off in Marine One. He climbed up onto the platform
like he has hundreds of times. However, instead of waving to the cameras, he
turned towards our "group of eight" and gave a hearty wave BEFORE turning to the
cameras so they could get their photo op. I couldn't help but chuckle under my
breath at the subtle jab.

Marine One took off and we were invited back into the West Wing. As we walked down the sidewalk along the Oval Office, we caught a glimpse of Barney. I think Barney has a blog too come to think of it.

He stopped whatever he was doing and watched us walk by, almost as if to say
thanks as well.

And that was how I spent my morning at the White House.
The moral of the story is that it pays to be a Texas boy!!

Short Post to Say Thanks

First
Thank You Michelle for coming out to Walter Reed in the rain Friday night. What an honor it was to meet this dynamo in person. The hug and kiss made my year. Hell, my life is complete.
I could die right now, it wouldn't matter. Sell my clothes I'm going to Heaven.

Second
Thanks again to everyone who came out in the rain. You folks are heroes one and all. Never doubt for a moment that your presence on that street Friday night increased the morale of the brave wounded healing in that hospital by a factor of 1000. Trust me, I know.

Third
A HUGE Thank You to John and Beth at Castle Arrrgh. John informed at the last minute that he suddenly found a reason to be in Washington DC this weekend.

You can read John's here
This was just WAYCOOL. Scroll down a bit, but you have GOT to read the Armorer's AAR from the Rally. I'm still laughing. Jeeez John....

While the turnout Friday night was beyond what we normally get, I was a tad disappointed Saturday.

NOT discouraged, just disappointed. My estimate is 4K. I wanted 15K. I prayed for a repeat of 17 March which was 35K.
God answers all prayers, sometimes the answer is no.

We gave em hell as always; made our point; delivered our message.
They know they can't show up without opposition anymore.

More later...but guys, I have to tell you, every one of you is a hero to me.
I love each and every one of you as if you were bloodkin. You are all my brothers and sisters.
SEMPER FIDELIS
SEMPER GRATUS
SEMPER VIGILO