Friday, July 31, 2009
Sgt Crowley= CLASS
MY QUESTION-is the same treatment given to -the black panthers-or the members of the Nation of Islam or the Weather Underground -(wasn't that Bill Aryes' group?)....
Those who have had weapons training know that aiming a loaded weapon at a non-threatening person is dangerous ...POTUS 'protection' or not...
We US citizens - because we are getting more involved-are seeing things more clearly..
This came in the email after Dear Leader's town hall event on Obamacare in Bristol, Virginia:
Hey Gateway Pundit.NO Destiny. It's not normal for the secret service to pull their assault guns on conservative protesters as they drive through town.
I attended the town hall event in Bristol,VA today. Though very few were allowed inside, there was an amazing turnout outside of people protest healthcare reform, among other things. I hope to send you pictures soon of some great signs I saw. It was expected that those in opposition to the bill would outnumber those in favor by 10-1, but I feel it was much, much more.
I do have a question I was hoping you could answer. During the motorcade when the president was arriving, there were several vehicles following the limo that contained the secret service. All of the vehicles had all the windows rolled down, and back hatch open on the SUVs with the men holding their, I assume assault rifes, machine guns, drawn on everyone lining the streets. Needless to say it took my breath away at the sight of them, and made my friends and I dizzy with fear. I have seen the secret service before, but never like this. While they were intimidating, I never felt in danger. The guns were not drawn when the motorcade was leaving the event. But I turned on a local talk radio program as we were leaving and all the calls were about witnessing the guns being pointed at them and nothing else until the end of the program.
Having said all that, my question is, is this normal protocol during such an event? It very well could be, but after I had to get over the shock of it, I began to feel offended. We were all there peaceful, and have no problems with Obama the man, we have problems with his policies and wanted him to know the opposition was there to be heard, and know that a strong opposition did indeed exist, and that so many people don't approve of his policies, with this bill in particular.
So, is this normal, and I'm making a mountain out of mole hill, or did they make an exception in this mainly conservative area?
Destiny sent this picture of the caravan driving through Bristol:
Here's a close up of the secret service vehicle with the guns drawn on the protesters:
1984 - Orwell-anyone!??!!!!
I am told that these could be the SS Counter Assault Team--
My Question - are they always present when a President is traveling?
If not-what were they doing at this event?
Thursday, July 30, 2009
h/t Midnight Rider:http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2009/07/uss-jason-dunham.html
USS-Jason DunhamBATH, Maine (AP) -- The Navy's newest destroyer bears a name that's familiar to Marines. The ship that'll be christened on Saturday at Bath Iron Works bears the name of Cpl. Jason Dunham, a Marine who jumped on a grenade to save his comrades in 2004 in Iraq.
Dunham's parents, Deb and Dan Dunham, will be at the Maine shipyard along with other Marines who served with him in Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines.
Dunham, who's from Scio earned the Medal of Honor for his actions on April 14, 2004. His unit was searching a line of cars for insurgents when he was attacked by one of them. His last words were a warning: "Watch his hand!" Dunham covered the grenade with his Kevlar helmet and his body. Two fellow Marines survived. Dunham died eight days later.
Rebel is Right!!-sometimes we need a chuckle ---I encourage you all to click the link and partake of his entire post...:
I ask that you read the testimony and consider the missionary who helped Avenging Apostate:
My TestimonyOver 3 years ago when I put up my testimony, this is what I had to say:
Everyone can read the Koran, the Hadiths and the history that has been written down but very few from the outside of the circle of Islam know what actually goes on inside the confines of the death-cult. To expose that is one of my major reasons for blogging......
Here is my story in 6 parts:
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
h/t Editrix :http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2009/07/tribute-to-america.html
$20m holiday home at Blue Heron Farm suits Barack Obama to a teeIt might have been the golf tee that swung it for President Obama as he looked for a summer holiday retreat — but the 28 acres on Martha’s Vineyard, the swimming pool, private beach and basketball court may just have clinched it too. ........
The farm features a swimming pool, golf practice facilities — Mr Obama plays regularly — a basketball court, access to a private beach and a rental price tag of up to $50,000 (£30,000) a week.You citizen suckers can read the rest here:ENJOY--
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Speaking at the rally, Rabbi Eliezer Waldman, who heads the prestigious "Nir" Torah seminary in the West Bank city of Kiryat Arba, called Obama a "racist."
The rest here--We who know bho is a RACIST aren't the only ones:
Monday, July 27, 2009
dimanche 26 juillet 2009En 1994, au cours d'une conversation, l'ami de Barack Obama, le Professeur Henry Louis Gates, expliquait comment il était impressionné par le raciste Malcolm X.
Booknotes rapporte, via Free Republic:
LAMB: At one point you had a line in there, something to the effect, "My mother despised white people."
GATES: My mother hated white people.
LAMB: All her life?
GATES: Probably. I didn't know until -- in 1959 we were watching Mike Wallace's documentary called "The Hate that Hate Produced." It was about the Nation of Islam and I couldn't believe -- I mean, Malcolm X was talking about the white man was the devil and standing up in white people's faces and telling them off. It was great. I mean, it's what black people did behind closed doors, but they would never do it in -- I mean, they were too vulnerable to do it, say, where they worked, at the paper mill or downtown, as we would call it. And here was a guy who had the nerve to do that, and I think if I had been a character in a cartoon, my eyes would have gone Doing! -- like this. I couldn't believe it. As I sat cowering in a corner of our living room, I glanced over at Mama and her face was radiant. I mean, this smile -- beatific smile started to transform her face. And she said quite quietly, "Amen." And then she said, "All right now," and she sat up and she said, "Yes."
And she loved Malcolm X and she loved what the Muslims were doing.
EN PLUS: Gates immortalized communist, linked to radical black activists.
EN PLUS: Professor Gates held fundraiser for Obama.
EN PLUS: Gates lawyer was young Obama's mentor: Radical black activist tied to Black Panthers, supports reparations.
EN PLUS: Poll: Obama Gates gaffe opened some eyes
EN PLUS: House to consider resolution demanding Obama apologize to Crowley
A kiosk owner is being driven out of a mall --he has "Impeach Obama" t-shirts...
an up-date and re-post:
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
My CA friends--It's time to call and boycott the Malls owned by SPG and et al :
Conservative kiosk not allowed at mall...
If a lib 'complainer' can get a conservative kiosk closed-we can cause Simon Property Group to lose $$$$ too...The link above gives access to mall numbers nation wide...
Sunday, July 26, 2009
bho never REALLY apologized--Gates says it's not about him BUT -then says it is about him---:
Gates' latest quote--Remember -his teaching position and $$$ come from agitation/victimization / and fomenting racism...He TEACHES african-AMERICAN racism:
"If my experience leads to the lessening of the occurrence of racial profiling, then I would find that enormously gratifying," Gates said on The Root. "Because, in the end, this is not about me at all; it is about the creation of a society in which 'equal justice before law' is a lived reality."
BTW-Dark Side DOES mean Lucifer's kids--PC is not allowed on this site...
AND DDude 2 about says it all --as I would say it -= so I don't have to--Read here:
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Ramirez' cartoon and this F-22 Ad about say it all on the priorities of this anti-American -bho-administration and Dem government...thanks PCC for the video.http://pasadenaclosetconservative.blogspot.com/
the 'powers' would not let this machine give you the pictures - so -use the link below the article to see them as Cadets...
* JULY 25, 2009, 4:55 A.M. ET
A Class of Generals
The cadets of 1976 graduated from West Point at a low moment for the Army and its storied training ground. But that year produced the generals running the nation’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as their key deputies. What happened?
By YOCHI J. DREAZEN
West Point, N.Y.
Ray Odierno was a floppy-haired teenager who was recruited into West Point’s class of 1976 to play football. An average student, he spent his free time tailgating outside the military academy’s football stadium and leading excursions to an off-campus bar.
His classmate Stanley McChrystal came from a military family. His idea of a practical joke was mounting a fake assault on one of the campus’s office buildings using decommissioned weapons and “grenades” made out of rolled-up socks. When the prank drew the attention of the military police, then-Cadet McChrystal’s career almost ended.
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Gen. Ray Odierno, left, and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Joseph McGee walk the streets of Samarra, Iraq, on an October visit.
Thirty-three years after graduating, the two men are four-star generals running the nation’s two wars. Gen. Odierno is the top officer in Iraq. Gen. McChrystal recently took command in Afghanistan. It’s the first time in West Point’s 207-year history that graduates of the same class command two wars simultaneously.
The class of 1976—who left West Point at a low point for both the Army and its famed training ground—has produced a striking number of generals now influencing the shape of the U.S. military. All told, at least 33 active and retired generals, now all in their mid-50s, were among its 855 graduating members. Gen. McChrystal’s deputy in Kabul, Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, was a classmate, as was the officer leading U.S. efforts to train the Iraqi army, Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick. Retired Lt. Gen. Dave Barno, who spent 19 months as the top commander in Afghanistan, was also West Point ’76.
“It’s really sort of unprecedented,” says Stephen Grove, a civilian who recently retired after 30 years as West Point’s official historian. “The class of 1915 is known as ‘the class the stars fell on’ because of graduates like Omar Bradley and Dwight Eisenhower. But you could argue that the class of 1976 is becoming just as influential.”
West Point’s class of 1976 was the first modern generation of military officers to enter the army without serving in Vietnam. They succeed retired generals like Colin Powell and other senior commanders who all had Vietnam experience and spent decades trying to keep the military out of conflicts like Iraq, which they saw as a potential repeat of Vietnam. Gens. Odierno and McChrystal believe that the military will be involved in open-ended, low-intensity conflicts for decades to come and are devoting their careers to making sure that the Army is prepared to fight and win them.
West Point Public Affairs
David William Barno: Retired top commander in Afghanistan
Gen. Odierno was the primary architect of the troop “surge” in Iraq, which helped to sharply reduce the country’s unrelenting violence. In Baghdad, he and several classmates now face the daunting task of preserving possible success in Iraq as U.S. troop levels decline significantly.
Gen. McChrystal oversaw the secretive Special Operations forces who captured former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and killed terror leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi. He was hand-picked to run operations in Afghanistan after the Obama administration publicly ousted his predecessor earlier this year. He and Gen. Rodriguez are overseeing a large troop buildup while devising a new strategy for reversing the Afghanistan’s recent decline.
The graduates of West Point’s class of 1976 have become some of the foremost military evangelists of counterinsurgency thinking, a strategy that focuses on protecting the civilian population rather than killing enemy fighters. It’s a far-reaching and controversial shift for the military, which has traditionally made fighting large-scale wars its top priority.
“My generation is not afraid of change because we have been through it before and seen that it can be a positive thing for the Army,” Gen. Odierno says in an interview. “The difference is that now we’re the ones responsible.”
From its hilly campus of Gothic stone buildings on a rocky bluff overlooking the Hudson River, West Point prides itself on a sense of timelessness, describing all of its graduates—regardless of when they attended the school—as part of the “long gray line” that stretches back to the school’s founding on the site of a former Revolutionary War fort in 1802.
West Point Public Affairs
Frank Gunther Helmick: Leading U.S. efforts to train Iraqi troops
The members of West Point’s class of ’76 began their military careers at what turned out to be an opportune moment. The military academy had doubled in size a few years earlier, so there were more slots for applicants. They enrolled in 1972, as the Vietnam War was beginning to wind down. And they joined an Army that was becoming a far more professional and diverse force, as the conscript military of the Vietnam era made way for today’s all-volunteer force.
Most of the generals say that they came to West Point because their fathers or brothers had served and they felt obligated to follow suit. Gen. Odierno’s father fought in World War II, for instance, and all of the male members of Mr. Barno’s family served in the armed forces.
Off campus, they faced hostility. Brig. Gen. Keith Walker says he was spit upon when he wore his uniform in New York City. Mr. Barno, the retired three-star general, remembers Syracuse students throwing eggs at him when he visited the school for a football game. Gen. Odierno, who stands a stocky 6’5”, says he tried to avoid wearing military clothing outside school grounds.
“You’d make some conscious decisions about when to wear the uniform,” he says.
The school was also rocked by the largest cheating scandal in school history. More than 150 cadets resigned or were expelled in 1976 for cheating on a take-home electrical engineering exam, though 98 were reinstated the following year. None of the current and former generals from the class were implicated in the affair. A widely reprinted Time magazine cover from the time showed a West Point cadet with his fingers crossed behind his back above the caption, “What Price Honor?”
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U.S. soldiers patrol a village in Afghanistan's Pesh Valley.
Gen. Odierno remembers being told to pull some younger cadets out of formation because they were suspected of being involved in the cheating scandal.
“I was just surprised by how many were involved,” Gen. Odierno says. “The next surprise was how they tried to accuse everyone else who was at the academy of cheating.”
The class was also embroiled in a raging debate over whether West Point should admit women. The first female cadets entered West Point, on a Congressional order and over the public objections of the school’s then-superintendent, just weeks after the class of 1976 graduated.
“We thought the world was going to end when women started coming to West Point,” says Gen. Walker, who now helps lead the U.S. efforts to train the Iraqi army. He says that his views changed after he graduated and began serving with smart, hard-working female soldiers. His daughter Laura later enrolled at West Point, graduating in 2003.
Gen. Odierno grew up in Rockaway, N.J., a town of roughly 6,000 a few hours from West Point’s campus. He was recruited to play football, but injured his knee and finished his athletic career as a pitcher for the West Point baseball team.
Gen. McChrystal was born into a prominent military family. His father, Herbert, was a two-star Army general who served in Germany after World War II. In Gen. McChrystal’s family of five boys and one girl, all either served in the military or married someone in the Armed Forces. One brother spent several years as the head chaplain at West Point.
They first met as first-year West Point “plebes” in the fall of 1972. At the time, Mike Krzyzewski, who later found fame at Duke, was in his second season as the head coach of the Army basketball team. Barry McCaffrey, who later became a four-star general and an early advocate of using counterinsurgency in Iraq, was a young major teaching a popular course in West Point’s Department of Social Sciences that several of the generals attended.
West Point Public Affairs
Stanley Allen McChrystal: Top fficer in Afghanistan
The black-and-white yearbook entries tell of Gen. Odierno: “Whether it was tailgating at Michie [stadium] or excursions to the Camelot, ‘OD’ was always among friends.” For Gen McChrystal: “Competitiveness, dedication and desire made ‘Mac’ the friend we know and respect...inherent in his success was the infamous Grant Hall raid.”
First-year students weren’t allowed to leave campus. Teachers gave tests almost every day. Classes were held on Saturdays, and attendance—even for members of the school’s sports teams, which typically played on Saturday afternoons—was mandatory.
On Oct. 20, 1973, tens of thousands of college football fans streamed into West Point’s Michie Stadium to see Army face off against undefeated Notre Dame. ”I was in sophomore math class at 8 a.m. before kicking off against Notre Dame at 1 p.m.” says retired Army Col. Bob McClure, a member of the West Point class of 1976 who played on the football team with Gens. Odierno and Rodriguez. “Those were the rules.”
West Point was overpowered, 62-3.
In 1972, their first year at the academy, Gen. Odierno and his classmates were sitting in the academy’s main dining hall when a pep rally timed to an impending Army-Air Force football game turned into an enormous food fight. “It was like ‘Animal House’ on steroids,” says Maj. Gen. Guy Swan, now Gen. Odierno’s chief of staff in Baghdad.
Flying potatoes and hot dogs damaged a decades-old painting of scenes from military battles from the Crusades to World War I. “I just remember throwing fruit cocktail wrapped in paper napkins at this old, beautiful painting,” says Mr. Barno, a retired three-star general who spent 19 months as the top commander in Afghanistan. “The height of my maturity.”
At its 25th reunion in 2001, the class of 1976 donated $500,000 to repair the painting.
West Point Public Affairs
Raymond Thomas Odierno: Top officer in Iraq
For a prank military raid on Grant Hall, an ornate office building in the heart of the school’s campus, Gen. McChrystal borrowed vintage weapons from the school’s museum, for research purposes, he told professors at the time. One night, Gen. McChrystal and a handful of classmates donned their fatigues, armed themselves with vintage Thompson machine guns and fake grenades, and assaulted the four-story building.
“There were some ladies visiting the campus who went white with fear when they saw these barbarians running at the building throwing grenades,” Mr. McClure says. “The guys were lucky that they didn’t get punished too badly for that one.”
Gen. Odierno and Gen. McChrystal were friendly at school and, years after graduation, attended the Army’s Command and General Staff College, a sort of finishing school for rising stars, together. At the staff college, the two men lived near each other, and their wives became friends as well.
Gen. Odierno deployed to Iraq in April 2003 as the commander of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division. Early on, internal military reviews criticized the division for being overly aggressive and conducting indiscriminate mass arrests of Sunni males. Later, though, the division played a key role in capturing fugitive Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. When Mr. Hussein was found in an underground bunker in December 2003, Gen. Odierno famously said the Iraqi leader had “been caught like a rat.”
The professional triumph was followed by a personal tragedy. In August 2004, Gen. Odierno’s son Anthony, an Army captain, was badly injured when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through his Humvee near Baghdad. Anthony Odierno, who had followed his father to West Point, lost his left arm and retired from the military. Gen. Odierno returned to Iraq in December 2006 as the day-to-day commander of all U.S. forces there. He found the country mired in a civil war that Iraq’s nascent security forces were unable to contain. Gen. Odierno told his aides that the U.S. and its allies would be unable to improve the country’s security situation without more troops and began pressing the Pentagon for five to 10 brigades of reinforcements. He got his way when President Bush’s announced plans to “surge” 30,000 new troops to Iraq a short time later.
Gen. McChrystal made his name commanding elite Special Operations units like the Army’s Delta Force, whose existence the government won’t formally acknowledge. Most of the details of his career remain classified.
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At the U.S. military outpost in Kunar, Afghanistan, Gen. McChrystal, second from left, gets a briefing from officers.
As a young officer, Gen. McChrystal shuttled between the conventional army and assignments commanding Army Rangers and Special Forces personnel. He later did fellowships at Harvard and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, to which he would jog from his home in Brooklyn, some 10 miles away.
In 2003, Gen. McChrystal was put in command of the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command, which oversaw elite units in Iraq like Delta Force and the Navy’s Seal Team Six. That December, his operatives found and captured Mr. Hussein.
His forces developed the ability to raid a target, mine useful intelligence from cellphones and computers at the scene, and then immediately launch follow-on missions against other militants, say military and intelligence personnel who served in Iraq under Gen. McChrystal. His “special mission units” were devoted to hunting specific militant leaders inside Iraq. For more than a year, their top target: Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the believed mastermind of dozens of suicide bombings who had personally beheaded an American contractor.
In June 2006, Gen. McChrystal’s commandos tracked Mr. Zarqawi to a safe house near the restive city of Baquba. An American F-16 dropped two 500-pound bombs on the house, obliterating the structure and mortally wounding Mr. Zarqawi.
Gen. McChrystal raced to the site of the bombed-out building from his Baghdad base to help his troops identify the terror leader’s body. Gen. McChrystal looked down at Mr. Zarqawi, dressed entirely in black and strapped to a stretcher, and nodded his head once.
West Point Public Affairs
David Mitchell Rodriguez: Deputy in command in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, Gen. McChrystal is trying to determine which tactics from Iraq to import and which to disregard. He has already signaled that he plans to replicate one of Gen. Odierno’s key innovations in Iraq: building small outposts in individual neighborhoods and towns to help protect the local population. It’s unclear if he’ll follow Gen. Odierno’s lead and seek to also build local militias charged with battling al Qaeda and other terror groups, a move some Afghan officials Afghans fear will lead to the return of warlordism.
Iraq has become the scene of an ad hoc class reunion in recent months, with members of West Point’s class of 1976, including Gens. Helmick, Swan and Walker, all serving under Gen. Odierno.
“A few months ago, there were four or five guys from the class in the same room and we started trading stories about West Point,” Gen. Odierno says. “The other 10 people were pretty bored, but we were having a great time.”
Together, the classmates have navigated personal tragedies. Gen. Walker’s daughter Laura was serving in Afghanistan in the summer of 2005 when a roadside bomb exploded underneath her Humvee. Lt. Walker, 24, was killed in the Aug. 18 blast.
At the time, Guy Swan had known Keith Walker for more than 33 years. They’d graduated West Point together, attended Ranger School together, and spent several years as neighbors. When Laura Walker’s remains arrived at Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base, Gen. Swan was at his friend’s side.
“Guy Swan was standing right there next to me,” Gen. Walker says. “He wouldn’t let me be there alone.”
West Point Public Affairs
Gates - a prof for african (lower case on purpose) -American studies - threatens-and name calls - this right out of Alinsky's book _Rules for Radicals_ and out of the books of Sharpton-J.Jackson-Louis Farrahkan---the head of ACORN--the Mafia-Chavez---shall I go on.....
Friday, July 24, 2009
Sgt. Josh Rimer
Record monthly Afghanistan toll claims 2 area men
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan LaneTwo U.S. military personnel with roots in Western Pennsylvania were killed in Afghanistan this week, contributing to the deadliest month for American forces in the region.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan Lane, 25, the son of former Castle Shannon police Chief Harold Lane, died in combat yesterday, according to family friends.
Army Sgt. Josh Rimer, of Fort Carson, Colo., was killed Wednesday morning when his armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb, said his father, Jim Rimer, of New Sewickley, Beaver County.
|Rasmussen Reports||7/22 - 7/22||500 LV||45||41||Boxer +4|
Thursday, July 23, 2009
July 21, 2009
Army Ranger Killed in Afghanistan
Cpl. Benjamin S. Kopp, 21, of Rosemont, Minnesota, died Saturday from serious wounds he received during combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on July 10th. He had been assigned as a Rifleman to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, out of Fort Benning, Georgia.
More from Cop the Truth :
When ever I get 'grumbley' about anything--I think and pray for such as Cpl. Benjamin S. Kopp--and their families--These BEST are so young....
Puts things in perspective.....
bho-not knowing any facts--uses his 'BULLY' pulpit to attack the honorable policeman...
bho is a racist--
Full police report:
and GATES:>>> Gates exacerbated the situation---
According to news sources-Gates is an instructor of 'African American' studies...
The situation was straightened out--Gates - then - became intimidating..
SET UP --any-one!?--Did he see an opportunity to enhance his career?!!!...
I follow the $$$ and POWER---
_Rules for Radicals_>>>>>
BTW-"BULLY PULPIT" are my words...issued this day....
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
My CA friends--It's time to call and boycott the Malls owned by SPG and et al :
Conservative kiosk not allowed at mall...
If a lib 'complainer' can get a conservative kiosk closed-we can cause Simon Property Group to lose $$$$ too...The link above gives access to mall numbers nation wide...
Be it resolved that the Alaska State Legislature hereby claims sovereignty for the state under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.
Be it further resolved that this resolution serves as Notice and Demand to the federal government to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.
While seven states – Tennessee, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Alaska and Louisiana – have had both houses of their legislatures pass similar decrees, Alaska Gov. Palin and Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen are currently the only governors to have signed their states' sovereignty resolutions.
The resolutions all address the Tenth Amendment that says: "powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."More Here:
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Freedom lovers--it is well worth your time and ---there is an OATH -KEEPER in it!~!!
Romeo Vasquez refused orders from Zelaya that went against the Honduran CONSTITUTION!!
Reminds me of our Oath -Keepers (on my favorites roll to your right)...
Monday, July 20, 2009
--those of you who know me and know current events and historical events will get it:
From a new article which I will link:
Minneapolis struggles with rise of Somali gangs
By PATRICK CONDON
"It was all gang activity, totally, 100 percent," said Shukri Adan, a former Somali community organizer
More than half of Minnesota's Somalis are living in poverty, according to state statistics, and many complain that authorities are biased against Somalis because of their Islamic faith.
Minnesota Congressman -Ellison :
This I took from a State Site:
AKA Keith Maurice Ellison
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Religion: Sunni Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Party Affiliation: Democratic
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, Minnesota 5th
Wife: Kim (one daughter, three sons)
University: BA Economics, Wayne State University (1985)
Law School: JD, University of Minnesota (1990)
Sunday, July 19, 2009
U.S. Ambassador to Honduras Betrays the U.S. and Hondurans....and- a Great Link for Information on Our Captured Soldier....
As to the U.S. Ambassador to Honduras--well - the Sec of State -Hillary- had better check him out--as should we--after reading the post--- I believe the good ambassador is not a lover of freedom and could be a traitor....:
You all will have to excuse me ---My frustration level is high-thus - light posting today...
I love my country and our BEST and am tired of playing NICE --and acquiescing to Rule # 4 from Alinsky's _Rules for Radicals_
Saturday, July 18, 2009
He used his gift and ....:-) the result is the song and video : h/t Mustang ...
Don't Mess With Artists!!!!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Remember her condescension of the General for addressing her as Ma'am?
It's time for our 'servant' BABS Boxer be fired from her job by voting her out --
A Man with a spine:
NO on health care
NO on cap & Trade (Senators)
No on Sotomayor
1-800 828 0498
I don't know much about Mark Reed-just found out about him...Here is the link to his site...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Second Amendment --Are We Christians EVER Going to WAKE UP?...Christian Persecution Continues in Iraq....
BTW-in the video it states that the Christians have no weapons to fight the terrorists in their country...in other words- they have no SECOND AMENDMENT!!!!
We must be watchful and protect our right to bear arms....
Thank you-Carols E. (on favorites roll to the right)
Gosh -Those SECOND AMENDMENT loving Texans!!!
BTW-didn't b Hussein o's mentor - Bill Ayers-stomp on and burn OUR flag...?
Thank you Drudge Report (blog roll to your right)
And to think--- we in the U.S. don't HAVE to fund SA-we have our own oil---
OH WAIT- we can't drill for it though-GREEEEEEEEN you know....
Thank you -Always on Watch ( link-favorites roll to your right)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I have had this blog on my favorites for a couple of months....It is filled with information that we do not get in the U.S. ...some in French ---most in English....
We can brush up on our French !:-)
Serum de Liberte...Pro Americain....
Monday, July 13, 2009
You've GOT to watch this !!!!!
A N D --speaking of FREEDOM Warriors-- according to my friends here --there will be a demonstration in IRAN this Friday...Watch for it...
OK-guys-what do you think?Read about it at Left Coast Rebel:http://www.leftcoastrebel.com/2009/07/cult-or-no.html?showComment=1247535911645#c1916701502662569875
Lucas M. Bregg, 19, of Wright City, Mo.; private, Army. Bregg died Wednesday in Baghdad of injuries suffered from a noncombat-related incident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Ft.Hood, Texas.
Brock H. Chavers, 25, of Bulloch, Ga.; sergeant, Army. Chavers was one of four soldiers killed Monday in Konduz, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment in Americus, Ga.
Aaron E. Fairbairn, 20, of Aberdeen, Wash.; private first class, Army. Fairbairn was one of two soldiers killed July 4 at Combat Outpost Zerok in Afghanistan when insurgents attacked the outpost using small arms and mortar fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at Ft. Richardson, Alaska.
Mark A. Garner, 30, of Elkin, N.C.; captain, Army. Garner died Monday in Argandab district, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.
Nicolas H. J. Gideon, 20, of Murrieta, Calif.; private first class, Army. Gideon died Monday at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan of injuries suffered earlier that day in Paktya, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at Ft. Richardson, Alaska.
Roger G. Hager, 20, of Gibsonville, N.C.; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Hager was one of two Marines killed Wednesday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
John E. Hayes, 36, of Middleburg, Fla.; master sergeant, Marine Corps. Hayes was one of two Marines killed Wednesday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Chester W. Hosford, 35, of Hastings, Minn.; specialist, Army. Hosford was one of four soldiers killed Monday in Konduz, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 106th Cavalry Regiment in Dixon, Ill.
Issac L. Johnson, 24, of Columbus, Ga.; specialist, Army. Johnson was one of four soldiers killed Monday in Konduz, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron in Rome, Ga.
Gregory J. Missman, 36, of Batavia, Ohio; specialist, Army. Missman died Thursday at Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained elsewhere in Afghanistan on Wednesday, when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Carson, Colo.
Tony Michael Randolph, 22, of Henryetta, Okla.; petty officer second class, Navy. Randolph died Monday in an improvised explosive device attack on his convoy in northern Afghanistan. He was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 in Sigonella, Italy, and was deployed with his platoon to Joint Task Force South conducting counter-improvised-explosive-device operations in support of Task Force Zabul in Afghanistan.
Michael C. Roy, 25, of North Fort Myers, Fla.; sergeant, Marine Corps. Roy died Wednesday while supporting combat operations in Nimroz province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Advisor Group, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Charles S. Sharp, 20, of Adairsville, Ga.; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Sharp died July 2 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Christopher M. Talbert, 24, of Galesburg, Ill.; specialist, Army. Talbert died Tuesday in Shindad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment in Marion, Ill.
Darren Ethan Tate, 21, of Canyon, Texas; aviation ordnanceman airman, Navy. Tate died of nonhostile causes Wednesday at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima and deployed as an Individual Augmentee to Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanistan.
Derwin I. Williams, 41, of Glenwood, Ill.; second lieutenant, Army. Williams was one of four soldiers killed Monday in Konduz, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 106th Cavalry Regiment in Dixon, Ill.
Sources: Department of Defense and the Associated Press
My Posts on two of them:
Lindsey Graham-nesty: the common aisle reacher...NO Fighting - now-can't we all just get along?!!!:
"Unless you have a complete meltdown, you're going to be confirmed," Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, told Judge Sotomayor.
Patrick Leahy--for the... "sake of the SENATE"--Hey PAT-HOW about for the SAKE of the US citizens and for the SAKE of the TRUTH and for the SAKE of the UNITED STATES --You weakling!:
"I would like for the sake of the Senate itself not to be a party-line vote," Mr. Leahy said when asked about Mr. Graham's comment. "She's going to be confirmed."
I've had it with WEAK - CYA-Rsssssss!
I believe that our minds cannot fathom the evil that goes on -we have been shielded from it..
After 9/11-the shield was punctured...now we must remove it...
I highly recommend going to see The Stoning of Soraya M...
While you are at it--stop and pick up books by Vince Flynn and Brad Thor....
and to further remind us of betrayal and evil- _The Count of Monte Christo_My favorite book when I was 11 or 12 years old ..made into a movie :
Sunday, July 12, 2009
FORT DRUM, N.Y., July 11, 2009 — A 10th Mountain Division soldier from Fort Drum was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Afghanistan Thursday.
The Fort Drum soldier killed is Spc. Joshua R. Farris, 22, an infantryman, of La Grange, Texas, who deployed with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team in January in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He served in 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry).
Spc. Farris joined the Army in March 2006 and came to Fort Drum in June 2006. He is survived by his father, mother, and step-father.
Spc. Farris' awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, and Combat Infantryman Badge.
Why are Latin Americans now called Hispanic?
Who 'wins' when those of African decent continue to claim victim-hood?
Why is the US now under the 'gun' to have multi language instead of the common language of English which united the 'brain - pool' and led to the great technological advances achieved in a very short time?....
I always 'follow the money'$ and then power over others...
We have LaRaza-MALDEF- for the 'Hispanics'..community organizers making lots of $...
We have race 'hustlers' making lots of $-- like Sharpton-Jesse Jackson and et.al.- leading community organizations..
We now have a dual language approach which serves to keep people in servitude -why?
God was upset that the humans He created- (still speaking a common language with the original genetic pool still intact)- were going to build a tower on a plain in Babylon --a tower to engrandize themselves......: The TOWER OF BABEL...
Genesis 11: 1-9-- KJV:
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
4And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
My take- the sacttering caused the gene pool to become narrow in each section of the 'scattering'..thus- the 'races' appeared over time...
The languages became unrecognizable as common...
I believe the U.S. w/ its common language and generous legal immigration policy-became a threat to ?????
My take--Since I believe in God and that there is an anti-God named Lucifer (the Dark Side)...
the threat of a combined gene pool is real - thus the race 'wars'... to keep the races separate ...
Have you ever noticed that when the gene pool enlarges or one 'race' marries another--that the off-spring are generally more beautiful-more intelligent?..
Look at Tiger Woods...
The children of Asian and Caucasian decent...et.al.and etc....
The Irish marrying the Spanish-Dutch marrying the English-etc. -as happens in America...
The combining of the gene pool and/or the races and.. a common language.. is threat to whom....?
Thanks ShopRat for your question in the comments from my Saturday post ..It was the inspiration for my Sunday Faith Blog :-)
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Sotomayor's Supporters Going After White Firefighter-Do the Rs Have the B_ _ _ $ to Stop Sotomayor...
Sotomayor - the racist appointee of bho- is against white people...
Her minions are going after one of the white firefighters....
Rsss-do you have the guts to fight for the right...FREEDOM...:
Sotomayor backers urge reporters to probe New Haven firefighter
By Michael Doyle and David Lightman | McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON — Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor are quietly targeting the Connecticut firefighter who's at the center of Sotomayor's most controversial ruling.
On the eve of Sotomayor's Senate confirmation hearing, her advocates have been urging journalists to scrutinize what one called the "troubled and litigious work history" of firefighter Frank Ricci.
This is opposition research: a constant shadow on Capitol Hill.
Read the rest- my friends-tell me what you think: C-CS
Friday, July 10, 2009
Now-I don't feel so serious....
Were you really helping the lady behind you or --were you looking at the young girl's a$$?
We know Sarkozy was chuckling and staring...
BTW-b Hussein--how is your old friend -Vera Long?...
If it NOT satire-I GET the message..
I did read _Rules for Radicals_ - This government and its perpetrators are following the book to the letter...
This is a section from the above- It is an affirmation of what I have been saying-We can no longer be NICE....
Again --I have read _Rules for Radicals_ - :::::
In Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, “the fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.” This is the book that “Reset” Rodham (what ever happened to her?) and BHO II grew up reading and continue to live by. If you don’t understand that that’s the way we see you — as the enemy — then you’re too dumb to survive. Remember that for us politics is not just an avocation, or even just a job, but our life. We literally stay awake nights thinking up ways to screw you. And one of the ways we do that is by religiously observing Alinsky’s Rule No. 4.
Did Sarah stand for “family values”? Flay her unwed-mother daughter. Did she represent probity in a notoriously corrupt, one-family state? Spread rumors about FBI investigations. Did she speak with an upper-Midwest twang? Mock it relentlessly on Saturday Night Live. Above all, don’t let her motivate the half of the country that doesn’t want His Serene Highness to bankrupt the nation, align with banana-republic Communist dictators, unilaterally dismantle our missile defenses, and set foot in more mosques than churches since he has become president. We’ve got a suicide cult to run here.
And that’s why Sarah had to go. Whether she understood it or not, she threatened us right down to our most fundamental, meretricious, elitist, sneering, snobbish, insecure, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders bones. She was, after all, a “normal” American, the kind of person (or so I’m told) you meet in flyover country. The kind that worries first about home and hearth and believes in things like motherhood and love of country the way it is, not the way she wants to remake it.
What you clowns need, in other words, is a Rules for Radical Conservatives to explain what you’re up against and teach you how to compete before it’s too late. Luckily, since I care about money even more than I care about politics, I have just such a book in the proposal stage, currently making the rounds of various publishers, assuming any of them are wise enough to take me up on it.
my friends-read the entire article ....NOTE: our own 'book of rules' says that we hold people accountable-that we be gracious-that we never HIT back--IT ISN'T WORKING...
It's time to HIT back-not literally - unless to defend ourselves from physical attack...
WORDS are powerful tools-Let's FIND the SPINE to use them against the Dark Siders--and that includes SUING ...
Thursday, July 9, 2009
The Department of Defense has announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Capt. Mark A. Garner, 30, of North Carolina, died July 6 in Argandab District, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany.
He is from Elkin N.C., where in High School, he was a basketball player, baseball player, and active other sports. He was recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution for the good citizenship award and several academic awards. He entered West Point in 1998 and graduated in 2002.
He is survived by his wife Nickala (also from Elkin N.C.), and his parents.
A small memorial service will be held in Delaware, and then his body will be brought back to Elkin. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
My take:I'm WAITING for the MSM or FOX to give coverage...waiting -waiting-waiting....
NADA-Absolutemente - NADA...
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
My Christian friends---FREEDOM is the heart cry of all people---
Tyranny is the goal of Lucifer's 'kids' ...Lucifer -the Dark Side....
We are in a battle....
BTW-the word coup to describe the situation is not true...don't believe the representatives of the Dark Side...
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Do I really need a partner?
'Following' is not my forte...unless the direction is where I want to go...
BTW-this is posting on Monday July 6...
Thank you - Three Beers---http://threebeerslater.blogspot.com/
My verse: Luke 19:13 -14
and He (Jesus-thus-GOD) called His ten servants and delivered them ten pounds and said unto them , OCCUPY TIL I COME...
But his citizens hated Him, and sent a message after Him saying, We will not have the man to reign over us...
And it came to pass, that when He was returned, having received the kingdom, then He COMMANDED these servants to be called unto Him, to whom He had given the money , that He might know how much every man had gained by trading....
(BOLD Letters are mine)
A direct COMMAND from Christ Himself---to hold the high ground - that He won...
Are we doing it?
I say No--but - we are waking up ...
Saturday, July 4, 2009
They go together- don't you think....The PATRIOT runs or calmly walks-- into the battle ....
An American Soldier calmly walking into the fray with a little boy under his 'wing' while others run away:
Operation Gratitude will be there too--
Have a grand 4th!!!
Thank you - Mustang -http://socialsense.blogspot.com/
Tea Party Commercial:
Play list of Patriot songs/tunes:
Friday, July 3, 2009
She is not part of the 'elite' 'blue-blood' Rssssssssssssss...
She is not ' slick' like the BATCH of Rsssss being proposed for the next Pres. election cycle...
She is not a LOTE (my term)
I will no longer VOTE for a LOTE...
I'll WAIT to see how this PANS OUT>>>>>>>
LOTE-Lesser of Two Evils....
Just found a Mark Levin take which is just like mine--audio on Saber Point:
Bob Parsons is the CEO and Founder of The Go Daddy Group, Inc. Parsons joined the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and received the Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and a Purple Heart Medal. Upon his return, Parsons enrolled in the University of Baltimore where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant:
I always wondered how certain works by the TAX PAYER funded group given LOTS of your MONEY to fund "ART" -the National Endowment for the ARTS (NEA)-- and which funds artists who 'create such 'works of art?' as 'Piss Christ'...were judged!!
The 'judging may be done by PIGEONS!!!!!
Bird's eye view: Pigeons are trained as fussy art critics in bizarre study
By Daily Mail
According to scientists, given the incentive of food, racing pigeons can be trained to study the colour, pattern and texture of paintings and evaluate them like an art critic.
Coo, that's lovely: Pigeons were trained to peck at 'good' children's pictures where specific shapes could be seen
Their experiment was divided into two halves: the first saw four pigeons placed in a chamber with a computer monitor displaying watercolour and pastel paintings by schoolchildren.
The paintings were divided into 'good' and 'bad' categories by 11 adults, including an art teacher, depending on whether the images were clear and precise.
The pigeons were shown some of the paintings from each category and rewarded with food when they pecked at the good pictures, but not the bad ones.
They were then presented with a mixture of new and old paintings from both categories and the researchers noted the birds consistently pecked at the 'good' paintings more often.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Just read Drudge and my favorite blogs---Then I clicked IBA again..see above....
I need to clear my mind--going to go out -= do my walk-run---draw my horse--read my new book _The Apostle_ by Thor--walk my dog--read the Bible--and work on my post for tomorrow---
I knew the wreckers of my country were coming--glad they the THEY are now obvious to many Americans...
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Before I give the link-some ground-work..
Mexico----continued open border...extolled by both the Rs and the Ds...
Drug $$$-Mexico 'complains' about US guns in hands of drug cartel--proven false -last I heard...
The likes of Stanford (NOT Sanford!!) the Stanford of the ilke of Madoff ---that Sanford...
Remember him-photos of him entertaining big $$$ in Mexico and giving $$$ to the Rs and a few $$$$$$$$ MORE to the Ds....
The AIM of the hate-America crowd now in offices in the government to Take Away GUNS and obliterate the SECOND AMENDMENT!!
Open borders-gun control-$$$ ---It's coming together for Me--
Federal agents hunt for guns one house at a time:Diane Schiller - Houston Chronicle:......
Success on the front lines of a government blitz on gunrunners supplying Mexican drug cartels with Houston weaponry hinges on logging heavy miles and knocking on countless doors. Dozens of agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — sent here from around the country — are needed to follow what ATF acting director Kenneth Melson described as a “massive number of investigative leads.”
All told, Mexican officials in 2008 asked federal agents to trace the origins of more than 7,500 firearms recovered at crime scenes in Mexico. Most of them were traced back to Texas, California and Arizona.
Among other things, the agents are combing neighborhoods and asking people about suspicious purchases as well as seeking explanations as to how their guns ended up used in murders, kidnappings and other crimes in Mexico.
“Ever turning up the heat on cartels, our law enforcement and military partners in the government of Mexico have been working more closely with the ATF by sharing information and intelligence,” Melson said Tuesday during a firearms-trafficking summit in New Mexico.
Firearms dealers visited
The ATF recently dispatched 100 veteran agents to its Houston division, which reaches to the border.
The mission is especially challenging because, officials say, that while Houston is the number one point of origin for weapons traced back to the United States from Mexico, the government can’t compile databases on gun owners under federal law.
Agents instead review firearms dealers’ records in person.
People who are legally in the United States and have clean criminal records, but are facing economic problems are often recruited by traffickers to buy weapons on their behalf in order to shield themselves from scrutiny.
Knocks at the door of the shack that looked to be the definition of hard times went unanswered.
“I am out of here,” Sloan said a few moments later, as a pit bull lazily sauntered from the back yard. “I don’t like pit bulls walking up behind me.”:
The rest here:
After reading Orwell's 1984 and Alinsky's _Rules for Radicals_ THINGS sanctioned by the THEY have become more and more obvious to me...
BTW-too bad our grandparents and parents didn't read 1984- (written in the -40s) they may have not allowed the government 'tracking' device of the Social Security number to be mandated by their government servants...