Thursday, September 30, 2010

If Tomorrow Never Comes

Dying Marine's Final Wish Granted

Five years ago, the 46-year-old former Marine was diagnosed with brain tumors."I was doing fine until I started having seizures and they did some tests and took some biopsies and then they found out I had tumors," Martinez said of his initial diagnosis.

Aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments initially seemed to work. Martinez went into remission and was back on the road to a normal life.In January he started having seizures again His doctors did more tests and discovered the cancer had returned and this time it was terminal. He was placed in the care of hospice nurses from Harbour Hospice of Bexar County.

Martinez faces each new day knowing it could be his last, but he isn't focused on dying."I'm just living one day at a time that's all I can do," Martinez said.Last week Martinez was asked by his case manager, Barbara Kirk, if he had any final wishes. He had two.The first was to be reunited with his kids that he hadn't seen since his divorce six years ago.

Kirk and the other nurses at Harbour Hospice contacted the children and they came to visit their father."The second (wish) was just to go out to the mountains again and have one last time under the stars and a campfire and get along with nature once again," Martinez said recalling his wish.

Kirk jumped into action. She's not in the business of fulfilling final wishes but said there was just something about Martinez that made her want to help him. She felt a connection to him because of his service to his country. She is also a veteran, having served in the Air Force and she has two kids currently serving in the military."

He's just been a joy to take care of, he has the sweetest spirit and has just an incredible outlook on life and this is his deck of cards and he has to play them," Kirk said.Within a few days of making calls to her network of friends around the country,

Kirk said she managed to pull together an all expenses paid trip to the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee. She said she even managed to find a group of active duty Marines from North Carolina to spend the day with Martinez."Their mission is their falling brother, and they are taking him to a stream and parking him on the bank there and he's going fishing," Kirk said.

Martinez said he is most looking forward to that fishing trip because he will get to spend time with some younger Marines. He wants to thank them for their service and let them know that he'd be standing along side them on the front lines if he was healthy enough."If they would ask me right now I would jump on that truck, and go again," Martinez said. "I would not hesitate a minute."

The trip to Tennessee is planned for the first weekend in October. Martinez said he is doing all he can to hang on that long."I can't wait to get up there and have a good time," Martinez said.
Tomorrow morning before daylight, I will be saddling up my bike for a four hour ride to Knoxville Tennessee. I will be meeting up with a fellow Patriot Guard rider north of Atlanta for the journey. We will be making the trip together. We and a number of other Patriot Guard riders from around the south are answering the call to meet the plane of this Marine as he arrives for his last wish weekend in the Great Smokey Mountains.

He doesn't know that we are coming. He doesn't know that we will be there to meet his plane. He doesn't know that we will be giving him a full military honors escort from the airport to his weekend accommodations and his last wish to spend time doing something that he loves.

He doesn't know that there will be a number of active duty Marines coming in from bases in North Carolina to come help him live his dream and be there for him while he enjoys one of his last pleasures of life.

Many people are coming forward to make this happen. Everything has been donated, down to the last detail. Even his food which will have to be brought in and cooked for him has been donated by a former Marine who owns a local restaurant.

Here is a LINK to a small video tribute to a big man. A man now reduced physically by a devastating disease, but never reduced in spirit.

I am looking forward to meeting this hero. I am looking forward to the opportunity to meet this giant of a man and hopefully bring a smile to his face tomorrow.

Semper Fi Marine.... many of your brothers are coming and will be there for you as you make this final walk.

Rahm to run for mayor

While most of today's headlines are blaring that Rahm Emanuel is "Bailing out" etc., the real truth is that he is leaving to pursue his own political ambitions as the next mayor of Chicago. Emanuel may have been tagged by Obama to leave congress and help "humpty dumpty" up on his pedestal at the White House? But he certainly can't keep him there. And come November, about all that will be left of the Obama administration, will be enough to make an omelet.

The real news in my opinion, is that Emanuel is leaving to run for mayor of one of the (if not the most) corrupt cities in America. No honor among (democrat) thieves when there is a political office to be achieved and a public trust to be looted.

And from what I know of the Chicago? Emauel will be a fitting choice for the people of that city and the state of Illinois. Meanwhile, the rest of us have our own fish to fry and our own business to attend to as it concerns voting these rogue Marxist democrats out of congress come November.

Good riddance Rahm.  (and you too madam Pelosi!)

Emanuel leaving White House on Friday

Two people close to Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he will resign as White House chief of staff on Friday, and will begin his campaign for Chicago mayor by meeting with voters in the city on Monday.The two people familiar with his plans, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they did not want to pre-empt Emanuel's announcement, said he will return to Chicago over the weekend and begin touring neighborhoods on Monday.
"He intends to run for mayor," one of the people told The Associated Press.
Both people said they did not know when Emanuel would make an official announcement about his mayoral bid but that he would launch a website with a message to Chicago voters in the near future.

An "unfortunate misunderstanding"

An unfortunate misunderstanding? So that's what they are calling it huh. I was wondering, as a number of other descriptive terms came to my mind while reading this report. And a matter of fact, there are a number of adjectives that leap to my mind when I read about this incident.

Baker family invited back to White House

The White House hopes to make amends to the family of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker after they were turned away from a West Wing tour because of dress code issues.
Reports surfaced Wednesday that the St. Maries family was turned away from a West Wing tour over the weekend because Baker’s step-grandson was wearing shorts and a T-shirt bearing the war hero’s image. The family was in the D.C. area for Baker’s burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
Another member of their party, North Idaho resident Thomas Norris, a retired FBI agent and Medal of Honor winner, also was denied entry to the West Wing because the Secret Service didn’t have time to complete a background check on him.
A White House spokesman said Wednesday evening that the incident was the result of an “unfortunate misunderstanding.”
“We would have loved to have hosted 10-year-old Vernon and his family at the White House and we have reached out to the Baker family and Lt. Norris to communicate our deep regret and invite them back to the White House,” spokesman Adam Abrams said. “This family, as well as Lt. Norris, have given so much to our nation and they have our sincerest appreciation and our apologies for this misunderstanding.”
Norris, who served as a Navy SEAL lieutenant before becoming an FBI agent, had accompanied the Baker family to Washington for the military burial Friday. He said Wednesday that he was told when he arrived at the White House with the Baker family on Saturday that the Secret Service had not run a security clearance on him.
“He apologized,” Norris said of the government employee who explained the problem to him. “He told me ‘The Secret Service has informed me they haven’t had time to do a background check and you can’t get in.’ ”
Moments later, after Norris gave up his place in the tour to the Baker family’s driver, who had clearance, Baker’s step-grandson, Vernon Pawlik, 10, was denied entry because of the dress code. Also on the tour were Vernon Baker’s widow, Heidy, and her daughter Alexandra.
At that point the family gave up and left the White House, Norris said. Heidy Baker was traveling on Wednesday and could not be reached for comment.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Did you know that you were mistaken?

Apparently the media knows that you and I are mistaken (and a lot of other Americans must be too). Or why else would they keep repeating their allegation that many Americans are 'mistaken' about Barack Obama's faith and wrongly believe him to be a Muslim.

I don't know....maybe it's just me. Maybe it's because he was born to a Muslim father, was raised by a practicing Muslim mother and step father and attended Muslim schools in Indonesia during his formative years.

Then again? Maybe it's because he has publicly stated that the Muslim call to prayer is one of the most beautiful sounds that he has ever heard. Or maybe it's because that he knows the Koranic verse and can recite it from memory. Or maybe it is because he has referred to himself as: “I was a little Jakarta street kid,” When reminiscing about his youth.

The really ludicrous part? Is when they attempt to assert that Obama is just a 'mainstream Christian."

So someone tell me again? Just who is sadly mistaken when it comes to this man's professed and practiced religion......Is it us? Or is it the media?

President Barack Obama is getting more public about his Christianity.

First he raised his Christian faith at a White House news conference this month. Then he went church for the first time in five months. And on Tuesday he responded to a question with an expansive talk about how he chose Christianity, how Jesus Christ influences his life and how he prays every day.

These public displays of his religion mark a change from the first year and a half of his presidency, when he kept his faith a largely private matter — and they come after a poll found a growing number of Americans mistakenly think he's a Muslim, or don't know his religion.

What's wrong with this picture.

A 68 year old woman in Chicago, defends herself against an assault by a twelve year old punk? and the media report immediately raises the question why the boy (criminal)is charged with a crime and the victim isn't.

Read it for yourself.

Elderly Woman Shoots 12-Year-Old Boy

I say good for her and all those whoa re tired of the heathens and their unfettered ability to terrorize people, especially the elderly. She should have shot him IMO.

Counter Terrorism Operations

Myself and several friends went to a Braves game last night and this is what we encountered on the way into Atlanta. The media reports say it was a exercise etc. I don't think so. State and local authorities, TSA, Homeland Security? They don't drag out those kinds of assets and state of the art toys and stop an entire interstate during rush hour for practice.

Counter-Terror Operation Stops Trucks On I-20

A team of federal agents stopped tractor-trailers on Interstate 20 just west of Atlanta, inspecting each truck as it passed through a weigh station, and Channel 2 has learned its part of a counter-terrorism operation.
Channel 2's Linda Stouffer reported a flashing sign on the interstate directed the trucks to pull into a state-owned inspection station near Lee Road in Douglas County at the height of the evening commute.Channel 2 Action News confirmed that agents from several federal agencies, including Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation, and the Transportation Security Administration were involved. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the exercise.A TSA spokesman told Channel 2 the event is known as Visible Inter-mobile Prevention and Response, or VIPER, an operation that is conducted with local authorities as a training exercise. The TSA spokesman said the operation is not in response to a specific threat.However, federal sources told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne the inspections are part of a counter-terrorism operation.News Chopper 2 showed screening devices, dogs and a large drive-through bomb detection machine in use along the eastbound interstate near Lee Road.Trucks were being sorted into two lines, one with more rigorous screening. Agents used a variety of devices to check the exteriors of the trailers, including a large drive-through machine similar to a security tool used at the Super Bowl, and a tool that measures radiation.

Hight Alert

 Be prepared, it is coming and those that know? Know that it is coming. 

US and European officials said Tuesday they have detected a plot to carry out a major, coordinated series of commando-style terror attacks in Britain, France, Germany and possibly the United States.

A senior US official said that while there is a "credible" threat, no specific time or place is known. President Obama has been briefed about the threat, say senior US officials.
Intelligence and law enforcement authorities in the US and Europe said the threat information is based on the interrogation of a suspected German terrorist allegedly captured on his way to Europe in late summer and now being held at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.
US law enforcement officials say they have been told the terrorists were planning a series of "Mumbai-style" commando raids on what were termed "economic or soft" targets in the countries. Pakistani militants killed 173 people with guns and grenades during the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

WARNING! Fox News could stunt your growth!

Obama: Fox News is 'destructive' to America 
President Obama is pulling no punches when it comes to Fox News, declaring the cable news outlet to be "destructive to [America's] long-term growth."

In a more than 8,000-word interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Obama compared the cable news channel to papers owned by William Randolph Hearst at the turn of the 20th century that unabashedly pushed the media titan's own political views.
"You had folks like Hearst who used their newspapers very intentionally to promote their viewpoints. I think Fox is part of that tradition – it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view," Obama told the magazine.
One of the things that I find intriguing about Barack Obama is his indirect way of being obliquely coy with his prejudices, yet unabashed when it comes to airing them. Everyone in America is aware that Fox news is the bane of this White House. The Obama White House spokesman Robert Gibbs has all but foamed at the mouth on numerous occasions when it came to addressing reports covered by Fox news and the network's reporting on this administration.

So as of this revelation in "Rolling Stone," our dear president has decided to pull no punches when it comes to Fox News. Well isn't that ironic. Seeing as that is precisely what the lion's share of media in this country has done as it concerns this president since day one.

Does anyone outside of this administration actually believe that the mainstream media has done anything other than pitch softballs and pulled punches since this supposed "post racial president" took office?

I can't speak for anyone else, but if you are/were looking for critical reports or critical analysis of this president in the mainstream media? Then you could forget seeing anything in any of the major network news reports, or the New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times or Chicago Tribune or anywhere else for that matter.

And the worst of them all are MSNBC and CNN in my observations of the past two years. Drooling is a word that simply wouldn't cover the way the media in America and most of Europe has treated Barack Obama since he became the heir apparent to the White House two and a half years ago. At least until the last few months as it has become more and more apparent that 'America' has had enough of both this White House and the mainstream media.

Someone at the White House and in the democrat party needs to get a clue and come to grips with the reality and the reasons why Fox News has led all other media outlets for the past ten years now.

So now with the democrat party going down by the bow faster than the Titanic, the president has decided to come out swinging at Fox news. And he has decided to launch his opening salvo, by giving an interview to Rolling Stone and call Fox News destructive to America's growth.

Amusing if I say so myself. Just as his attempts at juxtaposing the comparison of William Randolph Hurst newspapers of one hundred years ago, with the modern day media empire of Rupert Murdoch and Fox.

It seems that with all the bad news of late concerning the democrats looming losses, all they can do is lash out at any and all who have failed to bow at their feet and kiss their rings and appreciate their efforts to destroy America.

I am sorry, but as I said previously, this is almost comical. And if there isn't a certain amount of irony? That the man chose Rolling Stone magazine as his vehicle of attack against Fox?  I wonder what former General Stanley McChrystal would think of the president's revelations in the rag sheet that led to his own demise.

Poetic is a word that comes to mind.

Hillary's Demon

The Drudge Report has been running the headline accompanied by this photo all morning. "Hillary Horror: Demon Photo Moved on Wire."

So what's up with that? The photo regardless of the source is an obvious negative image. So what is the point of all the demon hype on Drudge this morning? 

Culture wars at our border

Anyone remember the tag line for the movie Poltergeist. "They're Here!"

While congress boils and writhes over the coming November midterms and the American media continues to focus on the mundane, the enemy approaches ever nearer. They are here and they are getting closer as each day passes.

Since the Obama administration assumed office, we have seen a continued stone walling of any efforts by those in Washington to stem the flow of illegal aliens into this country. But more importantly, the rise in violence along our southern border with Mexico has become epidemic.

While many here in America may dismiss the violence and murders as 'not our problem' and just Mexican drug gangs warring, the simple reality is demonstrated daily, that these drug gangs are now using weapons and idological methodologies heretofore never seen in this hemisphere.

Small-town mayor stoned to death in western Mexico
The mayor of a small town in western Mexico was found on Monday stoned to death in the third attack on a public official in the country in less than a week, local authorities said.

The bodies of Gustavo Sanchez, mayor of Tancitaro in Michoacan state, and an aide were found, officials said.

"It appears they stoned them to death," a source from the local prosecutor's office said on condition of anonymity.

Why is this report something that should be of interest to Americans? Ask yourself these simple questions and answer them. Where have we witnessed ongoing attacks using 'car bombs for the past thirty years?' And where are we seeing car bombs being used today?

Then ask yourself, where in the world is death by stoning a preferred sanction imposed by the religious leaders of these countries? And now? We have public officials being 'stoned to death' in Mexico? Americans need to be asking some serious questions concerning the news from our southern border and they need to make their feelings known come November. Or it won't be long before these stories of mass murder and car bombs and stoning deaths will become the norm on our side of the border.

Truth be know it is already happening to some extent and the media has to date ignored it.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Su Habla Expaniol?

NBC goes Spanish during Sunday night NFL game

Found this in the news this morning. No, it wasn't in the MSM. It was posted by a friend of mine to Facebook. I have had a long standing policy. "If I have to push 1 for English? Then you don't need my business." And it looks to me like NBC wants in on some of that.

Pass it on. Americans need to begin voting before November and they need to start by voting with their pocket books. i say boycott these bastards and all the other like minded corporations and brands that are adhering to this Marxist brand.

Guess who came to dinner

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Louis Farrakan are buds and when it came to their recent dinner plans? They invited their friends the new black panther party to join them.

For those in doubt concerning the reality (or should I say in denial) the representation of this meeting is clear. At least to me it is. I don't need to rely on my bible to know that "you are known by the company you keep," or that like thinking elements attract for that matter.

There has been a lot of wailing and denial in the media of late, concerning the new black panther party escaping prosecution by Obama's Justice Department for voter intimidation at polling places during the 2008 presidential election. Never the less, there will be nothing done about it. Case dismissed, end of story as far as it concerns this administration.

So I wonder, what will be said in the American MSM of this clandestine meeting last week, between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the black panthers and the home grown domestic mentor of black separationist Islam Louis Farrakan?

Don't hold your breath waiting on mainstream media to take notice of the goings on with avowed America Islamic militants. (Or Big Sis and Homeland Security). They could care less of these relationships either in the middle east or here on our own soil. In my observation, they care much less of their goings on here our own soil, as that might (quite) possibly be seen as being racist.

Seeing as the media have collectively turned a blind eye to Farrakan and his anti Semitic rants and anti Americanism for the last four decades, I see no reason for them to take exception to his recent list of dinner partners.

Read the report in the New York Post below. As that is probably the only place that you will see it reported. (ever)
It was a strange week for the loony strongman from Iran.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's six nights in New York featured a secret sit-down with militant minister Louis Farrakhan, heckling in a hotel bar, and a fear of being rubbed out that bordered on paranoia.
The president shared a hush-hush meal with Farrakhan and members of the New Black Panther Party Tuesday at the Warwick Hotel on West 54th Street.
The meeting of the podium smackers took place in a banquet room, where the fiery leaders presumably exchanged theories on what's wrong with the world.
Read the entire article here.. A'jad monster's ball

Sunday, September 26, 2010

America is being redacted

Remember that scene in the Arnold Swartzenegger film "Eraser?" The lead character's (Swartzenegger's) job was to erase the existence of people.

Now we have our government in essence doing just that to an individual's recently published book. They call it "redaction." They simply bought up all the existing copies at a cost of $47,000 to the America taxpayer and they destroyed them.

Citing national security concerns, the Pentagon justified their actions by asserting that much of the information contained in this author's memoir could potentially jeopardize national security. But this was after the Army had already reviewed and approved the manuscript.

Needless to say, the second edition printing has already undergone Pentagon directed scrubbing at the publisher. so the version that will be ultimately released, conforms to their version of what is acceptable truth.

Pentagon destroys thousands of copies of Army officer's memoir

The Department of Defense recently purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army Reserve officer's memoir in an effort to safeguard state secrets, a spokeswoman said Saturday.

"DoD decided to purchase copies of the first printing because they contained information which could cause damage to national security," Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. April Cunningham said.
In a statement to CNN, Cunningham said defense officials observed the September 20 destruction of about 9,500 copies of Army Reserve Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer's new memoir "Operation Dark Heart."

I often wonder.....

I recently had the great honor of escorting 110 aged WWII veterans on a trip to Washington DC to see their war memorial. These men had never seen the memorial built to honor their sacrifices and the sacrifices of those who never returned.

I was taken that morning by a recurring thought as I rode my motorcycle into Atlanta's Hartsfield airport escorting five bus loads of American treasure. "I wonder what they think of us now?" I wonder, "what do they think of what has become of their country?"

As I often do on Sunday mornings, I scan the net for stories of interest and things off the beaten path of the normal mainstream media. This morning I came across another such story. Please read it and contemplate the sacrifice and the meaning of this man's life and what it represents to those in a little New Jersey town, even to this day.

Please take a few minutes and read the awe inspiring story of an American hero. A man who even to this day is still remembered by those who knew and loved him, and more than a few who never knew him.

John Basilone Parade Web Page
John Basilone was born on November 4th, 1916. He grew up in the small town of Raritan, New Jersey. As a child, John was restless and had a sense of adventure from the beginning. After he graduated from 8th grade, John elected not to go to high school. He told people he was looking for adventure. However, after a few years, he had not yet found his adventure. So in 1934, he joined the Army, serving in the Philippines at the U.S. base in the city of Manila. It was during his tenure in the Army where John discovered a mechanical talent for guns, especially machine guns. He also learned to be a leader of men - with the ability to motivate and lead other soldiers. After his 3 year stint in the Army ended in 1937, John returned home to Raritan New Jersey, but after a couple years, he found himself restless and again searching for adventure. He decided to re-enlist in the service, but this time he would join the Marines.
In August of 1942, (10 months into World War II for the U.S.) his group was sent to the island of Guadalcanal. The U.S. and Japanese were battling for the island The U.S. had secured an important airstrip Henderson Field which the Japanese were determined to take. The Marines had only a fraction of the troops compared to the Japanese. Only a single U.S. Battalion stood between the readying Japanese Division and Henderson field. John Basilone was in charge of 16 men. They set up a defensive position with 4 heavy machine guns in front of Henderson Field. On October 24th, the Japanese launched a massive attack. John set the strategy for his unit. He told his men to let the enemy get within 30 yards and then “let them have it.” They fired at the first group of attacking Japanese, successfully wiping them out. This first charge was only the beginning of the overall enemy attack. They charged several more times. Eventually this attack took it’s toll. John, while manning the left two machine guns, heard a loud explosion come from the right setup of the machine guns. Moments later, one soldier from the right side crawled over and informed him that both right guns were knocked out and that the crew was all dead or injured. John knew he had to get to the knocked out guns to see if he could get them working. The first gun was beyond repair, but the second gun had a chance. There was no light to aid in examining the damaged gun. John would have to troubleshoot the problem in the dark, by feeling the parts to find out what was causing the gun not to fire. John quickly had the gun working again. As soon as it was back in action, the enemy charged. With the extra gun now working, Basilone and his unit easily beat back the Japanese attack. The attacks kept coming. John told two of his remaining soldiers to keep the heavy machine guns loaded. John would roll to one machine gun and fire until it was empty, then roll over to the other one that had been loaded while he was firing the first one. At about 3 AM they were almost out of ammunition. The Marines had stored ammunition about 100 yards away. However, this would be a difficult 100 yards. There were enemy troops on both the sides and behind their position. John ran and crawled through the jungle. Bullets flew off over his head and grenades exploded around him. But he continued and made it to the ammo dump. John threw six heavy cartridge belts over his soldier. As he started back to his men, bullets were whizzing all around him again. But he made it back and soon he found another challenge. One machine gun had been smashed. John took parts from another knocked out gun and fixed it quickly. Later in the night, the ammunition ran low again. John would need to go for more, but this time it would be to another ammunition dump, 600 yards away. Once again the Japanese threw everything at him, but he snaked through the grass well enough so that the Japanese could not find a clear target. John made it back with the much needed ammunition which held off the enemy attacks. Finally the attacks ended around sunrise. The daylight revealed a scene of utter carnage on the ground. Hundreds of bodies laid dead in front of the American positions, In fact, the entire Japanese regiment, around 3000 men, had been “annihilated”. On this night of October 24th, and 25th the U.S. had turned the tide of the war and the previously undefeated Japanese were on their way to defeat. For his heroics that night John was awarded The Congressional Medal of Honor.
In July of 1943, John was informed that he was being sent home, but there was a catch to it. John would have to go on a “bond drive”. As John loaded up to go home, he told his buddies he would be back, but they did not believe him. His men figured that with his medal, he could get a safe assignment at home for the rest of the war. His home town of Raritan planned a homecoming parade in his honor. It was held on Sunday, September 19th, 1943. The people of the small town of Raritan were amazed that such a big event came their town. There were 30,000 people, including many politicians, numerous celebrities, and the national press. Life Magazine ran a four page story on the parade. Even the Fox Movietone News video taped the event making a newsreel that was shown at movie theatres throughout the country As a hero, John was worshipped and wined and dined. John said that the admiration and attention was appreciated, but he was a soldier, and that he had given his word to his men that he would be back. John officially asked to go back to his men, but was initially denied. He was told that they needed him more on the home front. He was offered a commission (an officer’s job), but he turned it down, saying he was a plain soldier. He was offered a job as an gunnery instructor. To John, these soft, easy assignments did not seem right. He had a strong sense of purpose, and a safe easy job while there was a war going on was not his idea of being a Marine. After a few months he asked again to go back overseas and this time he was granted his wish. For his assignment, Basilone was to report to Camp Pendleton in California to train with a group that was preparing to invade an island in the Pacific. So on December 27th, 1943, John left the easy life of a hero on the home front to return to the soldiers who would soon go back overseas to engage the enemy.
For his actions that day, John Basilone was awarded The Navy Cross. The military paid tribute to John by naming a ship after him. An anti-submarine Navy Destroyer, the U.S.S. Basilone was commissioned on July 26th, 1949. His home town of Raritan honors him every year with a parade. The first parade was in 1981. For 22 years, the parade has been held, rain or shine. It attracts thousands of spectators. It is the pride of the town of Raritan. John Basilone remains the only soldier (non-officer) in U.S. history to be awarded both The Congressional Medal of Honor and The Navy Cross. He is also the only Medal of Honor winner to go back into combat and be killed in combat.

Color Coded Race

These are the maps that show the racial breakdown of America’s biggest  cities.
Using information from the latest U.S. census results, the maps show the extent to which America has blended together the races in the nation’s 40 largest cities.
With one dot equalling 25 people, digital cartographer Eric Fischer then colour-coded them based on race, with whites represented by pink, blacks by blue, Hispanic by orange and Asians by green.
The resulting maps may not represent what many might expect Barack Obama’s integrated rainbow nation to look like, as many cities have clear racial dividing lines.
So now the egalitarians are making maps depicting the failure of America to become the blurred line of racial hodge podge that they wish it to be. 

The Middle East Peace Plan?

If there is anything more elusive than a middle east peace plan, I sure would like to hear about it. I believe that we stand a better chance of finding Big Foot or discovering aliens from outer space, than we ever do seeing Arabs and Jews living in peace in or near Israel. It simply isn't going to happen and the sooner the people of this planet (and America) realize that, the better off all parties concerned will be.

For those not presently consumed with the wonders of Islam, that other religion (Christianity) spoke of what was to come in the end times. Jesus spoke of it as well as the prophets before and after him. And those familiar with the prophesies of the bible have to know that what they are seeing currently is prophesy being fulfilled.

The headlines this morning once again blare of the potential for failed peace talks and failed middle east agreements between Israel and the Palestinians. Prime minister Netanyahu is being badgered by those in media to supposedly accept some obscure agreement that his predecessor (Olmert) supposedly made with the Palestinians back in 2008.

Would that be the same proposed agreement that caused Olmert and his party to be voted out of office by the Israeli people? I think so. And as those close to Prime Minister Netanyahu have aptly pointed out, were he to even attempt such a thing as to give control over Jerusalem to some conglomerate of Arab nations and America, the Israeli people would revolt.

But never fear, our wondrous secretary of state Hillary is on the job and making a last ditch effort to safe the middle east for the president who just this week, once again patted himself on the ass and declared that he had saved the world.

Go and read the entire article here...

PM’s associates: He’ll never give up Western Wall

Then contemplate what if anything Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama can do about it. The bottom line, what is happening and what is to come in the middle east has been foretold. And there isn't anything that anyone can do about it

Friday, September 24, 2010

Watch, Listen and Pass it On!

Congress is a joke

Congress is a joke. But you already knew that didn't you. Steven Colbert's appearance before the House Judiciary subcommittee hearing this morning, on farm jobs and illegal immigrants was apparently a lot of things, but it wasn't funny to many of the people who either chose to witness it or were forced to witness it because of their job obligations.

And the media in general came away very unimpressed and unappreciative. To the point that several made their feelings known on Twitter.

A Mockery of Congress? You decide....

Despite the fact that countless Washington reporters couldn't help but watch Stephen Colbert's Capitol Hill testimony Friday, not all were enthralled by the Comedy Central star's performance, as they expressed on Twitter.

"REALLY not sure this is funny," wrote ABC News' Rick Klein.

"Colbert is making a mockery of this hearing," said Mother Jones' David Corn.

"Colbert's testimony made a mockery of Congress," said the Washington Post's Aaron Blake.

The Hill's Mike O'Brien said, "This might be the most amazing public stunt before Congress."

National Review's Kathryn Lopez wrote that "a congressional chairman made a joke of her committee today."

Abandoning ship? Or simply leading the advance team again

For about ten minutes this morning, the Drudge headline blared. "Another Jumps Ship: Axelrod Out"

Axelrod leaving White House next year to work on campaign

David Axelrod, a top advisor to President Obama and the main architect of his election victory in 2008, will be leaving the White House next year and returning to Chicago to work on the president's re-election campaign, a White House aide said Thursday.

Axelrod has not specified a departure date, but he plans to remain in his current position "well into 2011,'' the aide said.
Axelrod, who calls himself a "Chicagoan on assignment,'' has long made clear he missed his hometown and would return before the end of the four-year term. His wife still lives in the city.

One of Obama's most trusted aides, Axelrod occupies a small office just steps from the Oval Office. On a wall in Axelrod's office hangs a picture of the White House drawn by his daughter. The Chicago skyline is shown in the reflecting pool.
Then just as suddenly, the article fell to the lower columns of the page where the mundane reports usually reside. The bottom line....Axelrod is neither out or jumping ship. He is leaving to become the advance element of the coming second wave of the Obama invasion of 2012.

Perhaps in another year or so the situation will have become so apparent that he will decide that the futility of effort is beyond his capability. Perhaps he will truly leave the administration then. We shall see.

Art Imitating Life?

You betcha!  And the only thing the average liberal would like better? Would be Martin Sheen playing the president again on the West Wing.

Stephen Colbert to Testify in Washington: Comedy Central humorist Stephen Colbert is set to testify before a House subcommittee on immigration at 9:30 a.m. today. Yes, you heard that right. Colbert is scheduled to appear alongside United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez, whose group initiated a campaign called “Take Our Jobs” that challenged U.S. citizens to replace immigrants in farm work. On last night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” Colbert took the challenge, packing corn and picking beans to see if he could handle farm labor. As it turns out, he really can’t.

These people are truly amazing. Fantasy is their reality......

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Allah be praised....everyone else be damned

So let's see......It's OK for Muslims in the UK to call for the beheading of non Muslims etc. But let six fools burn a Koran? And the police are Johnny on the spot to arrest them for one of their "anti social behavior" statutes....

"Inciting racial hatred!"

Six arrested in Gateshead over 'Koran burning'

Six people have been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after videos emerged on the internet apparently showing copies of the Koran being burned.

Read more at the link. But the simple jist remains, it's OK to be a Muslim and say anything that you like in the UK. But let a non Muslim do or say something that is offensive to a Muslim? And they have committed a crime.

Brace yourselves America. This is precisely what your local neighborhood egalitarian secular humanist will soon see done here in America if they are not stopped.

Obama Heckled

Chanting "no more lies!"  It looks like the homosexuals are up in arms over their favorite issue AIDS.

Never mind that George Bush funneled more money to AIDS than any other president and spent 15 billion over five years. Now Obama is telling them that the republicans if elected will cut AIDS funding.

Yes they will. Along with funding across the board for a lot of things that we can no longer pay for.

No more lies is right! Tell the truth you lying bass turd.......

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Forgotten Man

Mourning in America

This isn't Ronald Reagan's "Morning in America."

America coming bounty

Heads have been spinning ever since yesterday when revelations of Bob Woodward's new book "Obama Wars" first hit the media. Everything from personality clashes amongst his administration and campaign people, to outright head on conflicts with America's military leaders over how to conduct the war in Afghanistan.

Obama is cited several times in the excerpts as being diametrically opposed to any Afghanistan policy proffered by the military, that doesn't give him a two years and out end game from the moment he set foot in the oval office.

Woodward covers it all from remarks made by General Petraeus, alleging the general's sentiments that "they don't know who they are (expletive) with." To clashes with Defense Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

It's all there according to Woodward's reporting and the media is going absolutely gaga over the revelations. But one thing that caught my eye and stuck out more ominously than the president's clashes with the military, was a statement that he made concerning terrorism.

Bob Woodward book details Obama battles with advisers over exit plan for Afghan war
Woodward's book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, "We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger."
Can we? That is a statement that deserves a lot more scrutiny than the mainstream media is giving it at this point. Sure, it's interesting to read of the quips and infighting amongst an administration completely opposed to the war and worried about the influences Hillary Clinton could have is appointed to to high of a position in the Obama cabinet, but the greater worry is barely being mentioned in passing.

I believe that any reasonably minded and informed American would have to come to the conclusion that another major terrorist attack on America is not simply an if, but rather a when proposition.

We are due. As a matter of fact we are dreadfully overdue in my opinion. and with global terror having been given a pass by this administration for the past almost two years, I have to wonder if we are not literally on the cusp of disaster.

George Bush was a lot of things and he made a lot of mistakes and questionable policy decisions in my opinion, but he never took his eye off the ball when it came to protecting America from terrorist attacks. I can't say that I view Obama in the same light.

I believe Obama took his eyes off the threat almost immediately and began focusing immediately on placating the liberal apologist left, while at the same time mustering ever effort to pass his massive socialist agenda into law. There are certainly many Americans who are presently angered and aggrieved over the president's failure to address the economy and the unemployment rate, but not as many concerned about the looming reality that America remains a target for Islamist and terrorism.

So while Woodward's book has ignited renewed interest in the behind the scenes corridor conversations at the white House, the greater realities of what this president is saying and has said on major issues such as terrorism and how he views it are left to slip away into the backdrop of political noise over all of this.

The simple fact is this. Bob Woodward has assembled a collection of informational tidbits and conversational revelations alright, but he also interviewed the man Obama for the book. And the telling reality (as cited above) is that Barack Obama looks at (what he has to know is inevitable) as something that is "absorbable."

In other words, Barack Obama isn't interested in preventing the next terrorist attack, even an attack significantly larger than 9/11. Because Barack Obama believes that regardless of what Islamic terrorist accomplish, it will be something that is "absorbable" and something that in the end will make America "stronger."

Here's the real problem with that thinking. When America was attacked on September 11th 2001, we had a president and an administration that made it immediately clear that there would be dire consequences for those involved. When George Bush stood on that pile of rubble at Ground Zero and told Americans that those responsible would hear America's response soon, that was the sense of purpose that made America stronger.

Sadly, we don't have that same level of leadership or commitment to this country now. Barack Obama will not be standing in the aftermath of the next attack and shaking any fists and making promises to those responsible. Barack Obama will simply look at it as something "absorbable" and the cost of doing business in his rainbow world of rabbit hole socialism.

Osama Bin Ladin has been working on what he calls his "American Hiroshima" project for well over a decade now. His desire is to attack America with nuclear weapons (plural). Simultaneously hitting several major American cities with nuclear devices.

Al Qaeda is already operating in Mexico and slipping operatives across our borders daily. Anyone simply reading the news reports of the drug wars on the border and the sudden inclusion of car bombs as weapons between these drug lords has to know what is coming to America.

And here we have our president basically telling our enemies and those Americans who care to be listening, that he isn't really all that concerned about terrorist attacks, because they are absorbable and they in the end will only make us stronger.

So the old axiom, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" seems to be the policy statement and perspective of this administration as it concerns terrorism.

Many have seen the analogy of America as a 'paper tiger' being bantered around since Obama took office. America no longer to be feared, America no longer the global power. Barack Obama has seen to that and our enemies and potential enemies have taken notice. From the Iranians to Hugo Chavez down in Venezuela, to the Russians doing fly bys of our Navy ships to the Chinese unabashedly telling us to butt out of the South China sea. It's all there for anyone who stays informed of world events to watch, read and ponder.

I am but a single spectator to this grand drama, but I no longer see America as just a paper tiger under this administration. Based upon these new revelations in Bob Woodward's book and the statements now being published from his interview with Barack Obama? I have to believe that America is being prostituted by this administration as a paper towel.

No longer even as a toothless and claw less tiger. We are viewed by our own president, as nothing more than a wad of paper towels. Something that absorbs the evil and wickedness and moves on. Because after all, there are other larger fish to fry in this president's mind. Getting us the hell out of Afghanistan win, lose or draw and passing the rest of his socialist agenda seem to be the priorities.

To hell with the economy, to hell with jobs, to hell with the military, to hell with terrorism. That is the message that I keep getting.

And now I am wondering. I wonder how well paper towels are at soaking up blood. Because that is what's coming. Teddy Roosevelt sent the "Great White Fleet" around the world to let everyone know that America did in fact walk softly and carry a big stick.

Now? We have a president who in essence has said, 'don't worry about the mess, pass the paper towels, we can absorb this.'

God help us........ 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Aunt Zeituni is a victim

Aunt Zeituni: 'The System Took Advantage Of Me'

 "If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen." Those are the words from 58-year-old Zeituni Onyango of Kenya in a recent exclusive interview with WBZ-TV.

Onyango is the aunt of President Barack Obama. She has been living in the United States illegally for years, receiving public assistance in Boston.

Aunt Zeituni, as she has come to be known, first surfaced in the public light in 2008, in the final days of the Presidential election. Then-candidate Obama said that he was not against the possible deportation of his aunt. "If she has violated laws, then those laws have to be obeyed," he told CBS's Katie Couric. "We are a nation of laws."

Onyango had violated the law, and she knew it.

"I knew I had overstayed" she told WBZ-TV's Jonathan Elias when the two sat down one-on-one.

 Poor auntie was victimized by our cruel and heartless system of capitalism and state sponsored socialism. I suppose auntie Zeituni considers herself part of that wretched teaming mass writhing to be free etc. 

 But at least some things work out for the better. Since her long lost nephew has been elected president?  She has been taken off the criminal list and made whole again as a permanent and legal resident of the USA. 

I suppose that is only fair, seeing as she was a victim of our cruel system for so many years. And besides, like auntie Zeituni says.....  

"If I come as an immigrant, you have the obligation to make me a citizen."

That must be where her nephew gets his own impressions and beliefs concerning immigrants.......


Monday, September 20, 2010

RealClearPolitics - Video - CNBC Town Hall Questioner To Obama: "I'm Exhausted Of Defending You"

RealClearPolitics - Video - CNBC Town Hall Questioner To Obama: "I'm Exhausted Of Defending You"

This is priceless. An intelligent black woman puts the poser on the spot at a town hall meeting and all he can do is smile and sit there.

Obama's truths are diffirent from everyone elses

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,

Now listen to how Obama recalls it.

There you have it once again. Once again in his own words. Words that are chosen and spoken carefully. There is no misspeak or simple slip of the tongue present here. This is just one more example of a calculated determination in advance. More of that mainstream Christianity of Obama's I keep hearing about I suppose....

So you thought Obama's socialism was as bizarre as it gets?

Guess again. It they get their way in the UK, the government will get first dibs on all earned income and have it paid directly to them. Then they will decide what they will allow the worker to keep.

Yepper! "Workers of the world unite!

This gives a completely new perspective to the old Marxist adage "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" don't it.

Read on........

UK Proposes All Paychecks Go to the State First

The UK's tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer.
Big Ben & London Eye
Sharon Lorimer

The proposal by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) stresses the need for employers to provide real-time information to the government so that it can monitor all payments and make a better assessment of whether the correct tax is being paid.
Currently employers withhold tax and pay the government, providing information at the end of the year, a system know as Pay as You Earn (PAYE). There is no option for those employees to refuse withholding and individually file a tax return at the end of the year.

There is a swift boat on the horizon

Man your battle stations! There are swift boats on the horizon!

Obama Aides Weigh Bid to Tie the G.O.P. to the Tea Party

President Obama’s political advisers, looking for ways to help Democrats and alter the course of the midterm elections in the final weeks, are considering a range of ideas, including national advertisements, to cast the Republican Party as all but taken over by Tea Party extremists, people involved in the discussion said.
This is a plan conceived by democrats straight out of the Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals playbook.  Nothing new actually and to be expected in my opinion. The democrats are panicked now. They have seen the writing on the wall and they are madly racing about looking for anything to save themselves from defeat come November.

So the logical thing for them? Demonize the opposition. Apply Alinsky's maginalization and branding techniques to opposition and above all else? Try and identify your enemy with the very values that you yourself know to be true of yourselves. And if you have a complicit media? It might just work again. Then again? It might not.

The new brush in the hand of liberals for the past several years, has been to attack with their co-opted swift boat mentality. They are still stinging from the movement that torpedoed their favored boy in 2004. Ever since John Kerry was successfully revealed to be the fraud and loser that he is by his former veterans who knew him, and the democrat liberals have been licking their wounds and looking for revenge ever since.

Yes, they won the house and the senate in 2006 and they got their guy in the White House in 2008, but they failed to notice the sentiments of the country turning rapidly against them once they abandoned the American economy for their own socialist ambitions of raiding the treasury.

Well the people have been watching and screaming and complaining for the past two years now about jobs and the economy. And their pleas have fallen on deaf ears in Washington. So now that the democrats can sense their impending doom come November, they are calling all hands on deck (including their media) to attempt to resurrect their swift boat propaganda techniques of fours years ago.

Identify the GOP with the "extremist" Tea Party! I guess when you are a socialist democrat, everything but your own ideology looks extremist. It is truly laughable yet deadly serious in my opinion, when any political party in this country can attempt to brand another party as extremist, by attempting to claim extremism is present when patriotic sentiments are expressed.

In my opinion? If being a patriot and standing up for your history and heritage and Christian beliefs makes me a radical or extremist? Then I will gladly wear the title. In the same way that Jefferson and Paine and Franklin were radicals, then call me an extremist if you like.

Yes madam speaker and the rest of you democrat socialist rabble........there is an ill wind blowing for the democrat party and all the lies and complicit propaganda that can be mustered isn't going to change your destination come November.

It hasn't helped your complicit RINO buddies in the primaries and it won't help you come November.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Go back and guard the change

Obama urges blacks to vote and "guard the change"

President Barack Obama, seeking to fire up an important part of his support base ahead of November's elections, told black leaders on Saturday he wanted their support to "guard the change" he was delivering.
"I need everybody here to go back to your neighborhoods, and your workplaces, to your churches, and barbershops, and beauty shops. Tell them we have more work to do. Tell them we can't wait to organize. Tell them that the time for action is now," he told the Congressional Black Caucus.
The words of America's first black president showed a deliberate effort to recapture the enthusiasm that had helped him win the White House in 2008, after polls showed African- Americans much less likely to vote than whites this year.
Nope.....nothing to see here folks, move along. No racial overtones or race played politics afoot here. Certainly not from this "post racial" president.

All is well. He is just talking to 'his' people after all. Nothing wrong with that is there? Thought not.

Yep, he needs to guard the change, cause come November? There is going to be a changing of the guard in Washington.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Krauthammer Politely Trashes Christine O'Donnell

Krauthammer Politely Trashes Christine O'Donnell

He is not as rabid about it as Karl Rove, but here again we have an established conservative pundit crossing sabers with the people.

Dumb as a stump in a dress

I started to title this blog, 'Forrest Gump in a dress.' But Forrest Gump looks like Einstein compared to this socialist twit Pelosi.

Pelosi Calls for Vote on 'Obama Middle-Class Tax Cuts'

As House Democrats and Republicans jockey over whether to allow a continuation of tax cuts passed nearly a decade ago or whether to raise taxes next year on some Americans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she's all for "the extension of the Obama middle-income tax cuts." 
"What I believe the American people deserve is a tax cut for the middle class," Pelosi said during her weekly press briefing. "And without getting into procedure and timing and process, what we're going to do is to say at the end of the day, the extension of the Obama middle-income tax cuts will take place, and that's what I have to say on the subject."
 This is but yet another example of her undying devotion to the Marxist/socialist cause and her complete absence of ability to hear the people of America.

Democrats are now abandoning the idiocy of this woman's leadership in droves. Thirty one democrats as of yesterday, have come forward to support keeping ALL of the Bush tax cuts. Yet madam Pelosi and her angst and class hatred of anyone with any money that the government hasn't seized, refuses to allow her to accept the reality.

What we need is a bench for this beast to sit on while she awaits her bus back home if you ask me. I can see November from here and as each day passes, Nancy Pelosi's days as  the speaker become dimmer. Thank God........

More from the ministry of propaganda

The only global disruption that I am seeing? Is the cause and effect of socialist policies on global economies. So all of that global economic distress is really being caused by the weather? Who'd thunk it.......

Global Warming Out, 'Global Climate Disruption' In

From the administration that brought you "man-caused disaster" and "overseas contingency operation," another terminology change is in the pipeline.
The White House wants the public to start using the term "global climate disruption" in place of "global warming" -- fearing the latter term oversimplifies the problem and makes it sound less dangerous than it really is.
I say? why don't we stop calling Barack Obama commander in chief? And begin calling him disruptor in chief.

After all.....what's in a name........

A picture is worth a thousand words

Pants too tight, too short and the wrong color. Blue shoes and a thong print up the butt crack. Priceless.......

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Being an American really sucks

And so does being first lady apparently........

'It’s hell. I can’t stand it!’

Michelle Obama thinks being America’s First Lady is ‘hell’, Carla Bruni reveals today in a wildly indiscreet book.
Miss Bruni divulges that Mrs Obama replied when asked about her position as the U.S. president’s wife: ‘Don’t ask! It’s hell. I can’t stand it!’
Details of the private conversation, which took place at the White House during an official visit by Nicolas Sarkozy last March, emerged in Carla And The Ambitious, a book written in collaboration with Miss Bruni.
Anyone else remember the snubs of the Sarkozy's by the Obama's last year right after Obama took office? Too busy to have dinner with the French president while making his first Middle Eastern and European visits as president. Then later the second snub when the French president and his wife came to America for their first official state visit.

Apparently the French Mrs. was taking notes and she is now talking about the not so intimate or professional relationship that she and her husband have had with the Obamas.

It's actually no big revelation to those of us who have been following the Obama's since Barry first announced his candidacy for president. The history and the record reflects that they both dislike America and everything that it represents and stands for. So aside from the power that is provided by their positions, what would make anyone believe that they might actually enjoy the office.

I can see 2012 from my backyard and it looks like a course change is in order and overdue for this nation. But then again, this is what happens when you allow socialists to come to power.

Our children and grandchildren will rue the day that we allowed this regime to ever assume office. And assume is a good word. Because that is precisely what they have done. They have assumed power and control of America. They have assumed that they can do as they damn well please. They have assumed that they can ignore the plight and suffering of Americans while hustling their socialist agenda and they have assumed that no one will care.

Well we do care and come November? We are going to put a stop to the Obamas making an "ass out of you and me."

Remember healthcare?

Remember the promises made by Obama and Pelosi. What was it that madam speaker said? Oh yes, now I remember. "we have to pass this bill so that we can see what's in it."

Well now people are seeing what's in it and the leaps in medical costs that they were warned about but stood idle and ignored. Now those costs are beginning to reveal themselves.

Health Insurers Seeking Rate Hikes Of More Than 20 Percent In Connecticut

Health insurers are asking for immediate rate hikes of more than 20 percent in Connecticut for some plans, citing rising medical costs and federal health reform laws as reasons.

Both issues — the new federal health care reform and rising medical costs — are significant drivers of the increases, according to filings by insurers with state regulators that were reviewed by The Courant.

It remains to be seen how much of the requests will be approved. Many people might not see an increase before Jan. 1, and these proposed changes would largely affect new business, mostly in the individual market.

And there will be more to come. America is about to get a first hand and personal experience in "trickle down socialist economics" from the masters of disaster team Pelosi and their mutant socialist/Marxist leader Obama.

How many days until November?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Honored and humbled

Today I was honored and humbled. This morning along with about thirty other Patriot Guard riders, I arrived at the first Methodist Church of Fayetteville Georgia to escort five buses loaded with WWII veterans bound for their day trip to visit their memorial in Washington DC. Having been dedicated in 2004, they had never had the opportunity to see it.

The youngest in the lot was eighty three years old. Most were in their late eighties and more than a few were past their ninetieth birthday. These men and one woman were the lifeblood of "America's generation" that went to war and paid the price of freedom for all of us who now enjoy the fruits of their labors.

These veterans had never seen their WWII memorial dedicated in 2004 on the mall in Washington DC. For many, this was their last chance. They are rapidly approaching their death now. We are losing fifteen hundred of these heroes every day in America. In another five years they will all but be gone completely.

To see the joy in their eyes this morning was many times more than enough of a reward for our minor contribution to their big adventure and long over due recognition. I met 'John' an Iwo Jima Marine who saw the flag raising on that black sand spit of island so long ago. John told me that he spent the first three days after he landed on Iwo, with his face buried in the sand dodging bullets. He said.."I saw the flag raising out of the corner of my eye that morning, but I couldn't raise my head to appreciate it, or they'd of blown it off."

I also met Harold a US Navy Corpsman who served in the pacific and saw the horrible wounds inflicted upon his friends and comrades on the battlefield. Harold told me...."the worst of it were those who were sent home in full body casts. Just their eyes and nose and mouth visible. The casts concealing horrible wounds.

John and Harold and most of these men were and are simple and rather small in stature. One little man in particular reminded me of Yogi Berra the Yankee great catcher. Another small veteran I encountered wearing a "8th Armored Division WWII Veteran" hat. When I commented on his hat, he said......"Yep! 8th Armored Division! We kicked their ass!"

It was like watching kids at Christmas by the time we reached the airport gate this morning. The big smiles and the handshakes and the thank yous were flowing as each of these heroes slowly made their way toward their appointed date with the monument to honor them later in the day.

I and others had arrived at the church this morning at 5:30 AM and after spending an hour getting them breakfast and meeting and greeting them, we saddled up and left for the Atlanta airport at 6:30 AM to escort their buses to the Atlanta airport. Their were five buses and about thirty Patriot Guard riders and a half dozen law enforcement escorts in the procession.

Their flight left at 8:45 AM and it was all that we and their guardian escorts could do, to get them through security and aboard their flight in time this morning. Of course they all had to go through the ridiculous level of security now present at all airports. Including taking their shoes off.

There were a hundred and ten of them on the flight this morning and at least half were in wheel chairs and another third were on canes. Even so, there were twenty or so who were as spry as ever and helping with their brothers as we all did our best to get them to their flight and situated on the plane in time.

We formed two lines for them this morning, one while leaving the church to board their buses and the last at the boarding gate as they were aided in boarding their plane by their guardian escorts. The Patriot Guard and others present, applauded as each veteran walked between us and we shook their hands and wished them a good day today as they went to visit their memorial.

One old veteran in particular, was teary eyed both times he approached us and you could just tell that he was overcome with the emotion of the moment and the outpouring of sincere appreciation for him and his comrades.

This was the last Honor Flight from Fayetteville Georgia this morning. There won't be any more. I believe the Honor Flights have now served all the remaining WWII veterans in the metro area and these were the last one hundred and ten to make their pilgrimage to Washington today.

What an honor and a privilege to be part of their last big everlasting adventure.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Coming to a neighborhood near you

Wake up America. The ground zero mosque is just one foothold. 

Stephen Hawking said there is no God......

I don't believe him.....

I wonder what his theory would be on this. Gravitational pull?

How do you like your tea?

Today is the day when the fate of a number of RINO's will be decided across America. Those who claimed to be republicans when  previously elected, but who abandoned conservativism and pursued a path with the liberals once in office.

Tea Party Takes On GOP Establishment in Last Primaries

The U.S. is holding a final round of primaries Tuesday that Republicans say portend big gains in the November general election when they hope to win control of Congress.But as in previous primaries, Democrats will be watching Tuesday's Republican contests closely, hoping for additional upsets by tea party-backed candidates. Democrats hope the Republicans will be saddled with unelectable candidates whose ultraconservative policies may be too extreme for moderate voters.
The Republican establishment was confronting a final round of challenges from tea party activists Tuesday at the end of a tumultuous primary season dominated by voter anger at government-as-usual.
And they have already won big in other primaries this year, including knocking off several GOP senators from Murkowski in Alaska to Spector in Pa. Let's hope they continue and the message continues to ring out across the halls of the house and senate come November.

I like tea. What about you? And the hotter the better......

Monday, September 13, 2010

Banned from America

 There are worse things that could happen I suppose, than being banned from ever visiting America. Two things leaped out at me concerning this report. First that the FBI would take that much exception to some wiry teen in the UK. (I thought the Secret Service handled all of Obama's fan mail).

Secondly, that there was no mention except in passing, that this young man was only seventeen years old and snonkered.  Apparently alcohol consumption by seventeen year old teens isn't very note worthy over there. And the word that caused the young man's grief? "P***K"!"

The best I can decipher, the missing letters are (ric)

Of course it could have been worse. The kid could have called him a wanker....

UK Teenager Banned From America For Life Over Obscene Obama Email

By Virginia Wheeler / The Sun
A British teenager who sent an email to the White House calling President Obama an obscenity was banned from America for life, The Sun reported Monday.
The FBI asked local cops to tell college student Luke Angel, 17, his drunken insult was "unacceptable."
Angel said he fired off a single email criticizing the U.S. government after seeing a TV program about the 9/11 attacks.
He said, "I don't remember exactly what I wrote as I was drunk. But I think I called Barack Obama a p***k. It was silly -- the sort of thing you do when you're a teenager and have had a few."
Angel, of Bedford, in central England, said it was "a bit extreme" for the FBI to act. "The police came and took my picture and told me I was banned from America forever. I don't really care but my parents aren't very happy."
A Bedford Police spokesman confirmed they had spoken to Angel about the email. Officers will take no criminal action.
Joanne Ferreira, of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said there are about 60 reasons a person can be barred from visiting America.
She said, "We are prohibited from discussing specific cases."