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OK…I give up!  How many more stupid things can be going on in our country at the same freakin’ time?

Here’s a brief list:

Benghazi

1 – Bengahzi – was a LONG time ago per Press Secretary Carney…however, NOT so long for the families of the murdered Americans I would bet.  If you expect the Obama administration to come clean on this or any other subject for that matter, you might as well get in the “Ice Water” line in HELL…..

Dont tread on my gun rights

2 – Gun Control Bill – Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is DYING to get SOMETHING passed regarding gun control.  Hopefully he will just die off… But that’s one thing about our elected officials…  They NEVER give up on trying to destroy your Constitutional Rights!  If only they were so adamant about protecting the tenets that built our country…  Dream on I guess….

illegal immigration

3 – Immigration – Please, get it through your ridiculously swollen Senatorial and Congressional heads that IMMIGRATION is at the root of America’s problems in regard to terrorism!  Lack of border control, our apparent inability to keep track of NON-AMERICANS who enter our country and political correctness in REMOVING these people will eventually come back to bite us in our collective asses!  I do not believe for one second that the Federal Government and DHS cannot keep up with foreign students or immigrant workers and their comings and goings across our borders!  That’s a load of crap!  They simply choose not to.

don't tax me bro4 – Sales Tax for Internet Business

This little morsel for the state and federal coffers will slide right in while everyone no one is watching.  They say that internet businesses that do not collect sales tax are in unfair competition with traditional “brick and mortar” businesses.  If you plan to force internet businesses to collect and pay taxes to each state and locality while your traditional businesses only have to collect and pay their single state and locality taxes, this would be completely UNTRUE!  Call me an idiot, but your small business that sells on the internet could never afford the infrastructure to administer the tax accounting, collection and payment burden.  They will simply go out of business, thus exacerbating our economic problems, increasing unemployment and killing the American dream for thousands of hard working people.  Maybe that’s the whole idea…..

military prayer

5 – America’s Military and Faith

So my niece is forced to learn about the “peace loving” religion of Islam (no, Christianity is NOT discussed), but our soldiers are currently being told to hide their faith or be prosecuted by OUR OWN GOVERNMENT!  The level to which this makes no sense is astounding!  Which is why I have no doubt our government will continue in this vein.

6 – Foreign Aid – OK, this just KILLS me…  With the sequester budget cuts (laughable BS at BEST), daily attempts to increase taxes, rampant fraud in all branches of government programs, we ALSO have aid to foreign countries.  Not just to countries with which we are friendly, but to countries that would like to BLOW US UP!  We dole out about 50 BILLION dollars each YEAR!  Take a look at the numbers for just a few:

  • Afghanistan                       2.5 BILLIONmoney hole
  • Pakistan                            2.3 BILLION
  • Iraq                                    2.0 BILLION
  • Egypt                                 1.5 BILLION
  • Nigeria                              600 MILLION
  • West Bank / Gaza             440 MILLION
  • Lebanon                           167 MILLION
  • Ukraine                               04 MILLION
  • Russia                                52 MILLION     (Uh????)
  • Saudi Arabia                      10 THOUSAND    (WHAT??)

I honestly believe that 50 BILLION dollars would be MUCH better spent by sending each American a check for $160 and tell them to go out for dinner or a few drinks or pay a bill or two.  It would definitely garner the Federal Government more respect that it does from these ingrates.

obamacare

7 – Obamacare is LAW????

42% of people polled this week by The Kaiser Family Foundation did NOT know this….  Why am I not surprised?  That must have be the 42% of idiotic Americans that forgot to V O T E!!!!  You non-voting bastards get everything you deserve…..

The biggest problem is that there is SO MUCH more than just this going on today in our country.  It’s the Federal Government’s biggest and best domestic weapon:  The American WMD…Weapon of Mass Distraction!  Keep as many balls going in the air as possible, ‘cause we can’t watch them all!

I have to wash my hands now….just typing about the Federal Government makes me feel dirty…

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If you watched the Democratic National Convention last week, you may have thought that the attempt at honoring America’s veterans was an appropriate patriotic moment.  It SHOULD have been.  However, the DNC planners either did sloppy preparation or flagrantly insulted the United States Military by showing pictures of Russian naval vessels during a speech by retired Admiral John Nathman, a former commander of the US Navy’s Fleet Forces Command.

If this snafu was a mistake, it is inexcusable!  When you are preparing for the convention where a political candidate will be accepting the nomination for the highest office in this nation, YOU DO NOT MAKE MISTAKES!  You check, and double-check every item, every picture, every microphone, every little detail.

Today’s Democrats have shown America their true colors during their 2012 convention.  Whether or not you want to admit it, the “old” Democratic party is GONE.  What we have now is not only Socialist driven, but it is blatantly un-American.

The Navy Times reporter Sam Fellman issued the following article describing the event:

On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay tribute to veterans. Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message.

But there was a big mistake in the stirring backdrop: those are Russian warships.

While retired Adm. John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, honored vets as America’s best, the ships from the Russian Federation Navy were arrayed like sentinels on the big screen above.

These were the very Soviet-era combatants that Nathman and Cold Warriors like him had once squared off against.

“The ships are definitely Russian,” said noted naval author Norman Polmar after reviewing hi-resolution photos from the event. “There’s no question of that in my mind.”

Naval experts concluded the background was a photo composite of Russian ships that were overflown by what appear to be U.S. trainer jets. It remains unclear how or why the Democratic Party used what’s believed to be images of the Russian Black Sea Fleet at their convention.

A spokesman for the Democratic National Convention Committee was not able to immediately comment Tuesday, saying he had to track down personnel to find out what had happened.

The veteran who spotted the error and notified Navy Times said he was immediately taken aback.

“I was kind of in shock,” said Rob Barker, 38, a former electronics warfare technician who left the Navy in 2006. Having learned to visually identify foreign ships by their radars, Barker recognized the closest ship as the Kara-class cruiser Kerch.

“An immediate apology [from the committee] would be very nice,” Barker said. “Maybe acknowledge the fact that yes, they screwed up.”

The background — featured in the carefully choreographed hour leading up to the president’s Sept. 6 speech accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination — showed four ships with radar designs not used in the U.S. fleet.

For example, the ship in the foreground, on the far right, has a square radar antenna at the top of its masthead. That is the MR-700 Podberezovik 3-D early warning radar, commonly identified as “Flat Screen” for its appearance, a three-dimensional early warning radar mounted on the Kerch, said Eric Wertheim, editor of “Combat Fleets of the World.”

Similarly, the third ship has a MR-310 “Head Net” air search radar, shaped like two off-set bananas, at its masthead and is mostly likely the guided missile destroyer Smetlivyy. The first two ships seem to be Krivak-class frigates, but it’s hard to discern from the silhouette, experts said.

But the fact they are Russian ships is not in doubt. In addition to the ship’s radar arrays and hulls, which are dissimilar from U.S. warships, the photo features one more give-away: a large white flag with a blue ‘X’ at the ships’ sterns.

Polmar, who authored “The Naval Institute Guide to the Soviet Navy,” recognized the blue ‘X’-mark: “The X is the Cross of St. Andrew’s, which is a Russian Navy symbol,” Polmar said. (An anchored U.S. warship, by contrast, flies the American flag on its stern.)

Based on this specific group of these ship types, one naval expert concluded that this was most likely a photo of the Black Sea Fleet.

“Ships are all Black Sea Fleet,” A. D. Baker III, a retired Office of Naval Intelligence analyst, told Navy Times after looking at the image. “These four ships, at the time the photo was taken, constituted the entire major surface combatant component of the Black Sea Fleet,” Baker said, noting the photo was likely to be six years old or older. (The Kerch is now on the list to be scrapped, Baker said.)

Barker, the former sailor who first spotted the errors, believes the seven aircraft streaking by are F-5 jets, a trainer used by the U.S. Navy. Asked to explain how he reached that conclusion, the former airplane spotter ticked off a list: “Twin engine, single rudder, with hard points on the wingtips, with that silhouette is going to make them F-5s.”

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As predicted by many, the conspiracy theories are beginning to bloom in regard to the death of Usama bin Laden.  However, a few questions that have been asked in the past 24 hours seem to have a point of legitimacy. 

For instance, reports of the timeline of the covert operation continue to change – reports coming from the White House, itself.  Why?  What’s the big deal about telling us the actual timing?  If it compromises security, diplomacy or other operations then shouldn’t the WH have simply stayed mute?  The confusion that  such misinformation creates undermines the accuracy of any further information.  Of course…that may be the plan.

And then, there is the question of how DNA testing could have been done so quickly?  Was comparative DNA available in Afghanistan?  Odd, yes.  But, one could surmise that every detail was covered, including having a way to identify UBL.

Finally, there is the yo-yo decision of releasing photos.  To do or not to do…that is the question?  With the incredible attention to detail throughout this surgical strike, you would think that the Administration would have thought about the aftermath and had a plan.  Of course, they have a plan, it’s just that indecision may be part of the plan…it adds a sense of thoughtful concern.

The Telegraph, a UK newspaper, has an interesting piece by Damian Thompson that explores the conspiracy tract.  Click here to read. 


Check out the insider scoop from Stand Up America US“Osama bin Laden is DEAD, Questions Abound!” 

Also, there is an excellent article posted today by Major General Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (ret) on the SUA website.  You must read his analysis of the operation and his take on modern warfare,  “EXCLUSIVE:  Special / Covert Operations to the Rescue.”  MG Vallely is one of America’s best military minds. 

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Today is November 11, 2010, Veterans’ Day in America.  While our countrymen have their differences in opinion, the one thing all Americans are proud of  is our outstanding military.  Today, we  American citizens take time from our busy lives to say “Thank You” to the millions of men and women who have fought, suffered and sacrified for our country.   As a direct descendant of  patriots from the American Revolution, I send a humble and sincere thank you to our military men and women for their consistent love of country, honor and duty.  HUZZAH! 

The American’s Creed

by William Tyler Page

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

–Written 1917, accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.

For more information about our Veterans and how you can help, check out the following sites:

STAND UP AMERICA

Daughters of the American Revolution – Service to Veterans

 American Veterans’ Memorial

VeteranDefenders.org

Veterans Organizations listed with the U.S. Army

VFW’s Return the Favor Project

 

FOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY: 

Below is a list of companies that are honoring our veterans and active duty military with specials: 

  • Applebee’s: All Veterans or Active Duty Military who come in on 11/11/10 can choose a free meal from the Special Vets Day Menu.  Valid dine in only from the menu at participating locations. Show proof of military service or active duty. See Applebee’s for details.
  • BJ’s Restaurant: On Veteran’s Day, November 11th, All Active Duty Military and Veterans will receive a FREE Lunch Entree or a One Topping Mini Pizza for Dinner. Simply visit BJ’s and present your Military ID to your servers.
  • Cheeseburger In Paradise: On Veteran’s Day, 11/11/10, Military Personnel who bring proper ID receive a FREE entree. Free entree will be any entree, burger, salad or sandwich of your choice. See website for details.
  • Chili’s: All active duty military and veterans are invited to dine in with Chili’s on Veterans’ Day, Thursday, Nov. 11 all day, to receive a free meal from the special menu. Participating locations – see Chili’s for the menu and locations.
  • Famous Dave’s: On November 11, All Active and Retired Military Personnel can get a FREE Entree (up to a $15 value). Valid at participating locations. Must have valid photo ID, only military personnel are eligible. See Famous Dave’s for details.
  • Golden Corral: Military Appreciation is Monday, November 15th from 5pm – 9pm. If you are a Veteran, retired or currently serving, you are invited to join Golden Corral in celebrating and receive a FREE meal. Valid at participating locations – see Golden Corral for details.
  • Hooters: 11/11/10 All Active and Retired Military Personnel can choose from one of the NEW Specialty Menu Items for FREE. Drink purchase required, must present military ID or proof of military service. Participating locations see Hooters for locations.
  • O’Charley’s: 20% Off for Veterans and Active Duty Military, available 11/11/10 at participating restaurants. Must have this printable coupon and show proof of military service (see coupon for details).
  • Outback Steakhouse: On 11/11/10, Outback honors our heroes with a FREE Bloomin’ Onion and a Beverage. Promotion is open to the following Military Personnel who have one of the following forms of ID: Uniform Service ID, Retired ID, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card. FREE beverage is customer’s choice of one non-alcoholic drink. Participating locations.
  • Ruby’s: In Honor of our Veterans, use this printable coupon and get a FREE Cinnamon Roll French Toast. All Veterans and active duty military personnel. Valid 11/11/10 only. Breakfast is served until 11am. Participating locations only. Must have coupon.
  • T.G.I Fridays: Treat your Veteran to a FREE Meal at Fridays from November 11 – November 14. Purchase one entree and your veteran’s entree is FREE. Just bring this ad with you. See Friday’s for complete details.
  • Uno Chicago Grill: 11/11/10 All members of the Military, Veterans and Active Duty are invited tp Uno Chicago for a FREE Entree or Individual Pizza (with the purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value). Valid at particiatping locations see Uno’s for details.

Retail:

  • Dollar General: Veterans and Active Military, members of the National Guard and Reserve and their immediate family members get 10% off their Total Purchase on November 11th. Just ask a store associate for your discount.
  • Sears: Salute to heroes in stores only on November 11th and 12th – Extra 10% Off Regular, Sale and Clearance prices for police, military, veterans, firefighters, teachers and hospital staff. Please print the storewide savings pass and bring it along with your valid ID to Sears, Sears Grand, Sears Essentials, Sears Hardware and Sears Hometown Stores. Excludes home appliances and floor care. See coupon for complete details.
  • Sam’s Club: Locations nationwide will distribute 36,000 Hugo canes free of charge on November 10th, 11th and 12th to U.S. Military Veterans in need of mobility assistance. See Sam’s Club for complete details.
  • Stein Mart: In honor of our Veterans, take 10% off your entire purchase with a military ID or non-military take 10% off your enter purchase when you Donate $5 at the Register (all proceeds benefit Wounded Warrior Project).

Also, check out The Military Wallet for more free offers for veterans and active military.

This time… we have video. Real-time video that was captured by KCBS video and reported nationally, before it disappeared.

To me this is eerily familiar as an event. I was working in NYC when the TWA flight 800 went down off the coast of Long Island. I watched the local news where so many people described the same scenario…a flaming streak going up into the air, then a huge explosion. The official story claims a malfunction of the aircraft. Witnesses, who were visibly shaken, were said to have been “mistaken” or “reported the incident in reverse.” Then, they were squelched. Later, I sat through the funeral of a co-worker on that flight.

To this day, this writer is convinced that TWA flight 800 was shot down by a terrorist missile. And, today, I believe we witnessed another terrorist action – either a practice run, or a missed shot. Either way, I do not believe that the military knows “nothing about it.” Someone knows.

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So, Obama fires his BEST in-theatre General…now what? Petreaus, the pseudo-political guy who has tried to keep the government out of war planning, has been – in essence – demoted in order to do the job.  What a sign of gratefulness, uh?

This debacle makes no sense from a military standpoint, nor, frankly, from a diplomatic standpoint. How will our oldest allies and, moreover, our “new friends” the Afghanis and Pakistanis, be able to depend on the USA to keep any promise?

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, US Army

More, much more is behind the scenes, my friends.  A seasoned, 4th generation General does not “accidentally” let something slip to a reporter. My estimation is that this was done purposely to awaken the American people to the Afghan situation, which the Obama Administration has pushed under the rug. (more…)

Obama’s True Loyalties

Posted: April 6, 2010 by April Watkins in Anti-Americanism, Iran, Israel, Military, Terrorism
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It reads like a suspense novel.  But…you wouldn’t really expect it to be true… because it’s so OUTRAGEOUS.


Over the weekend, Afghani President Hamid Karzai announces that he might just join the Taliban if he feels too pressured by the West.  So much for all that money we’ve spent attempting to buy his friendship.


Meanwhile, Iran is ramping up its nuke tech and is expected to be a nuclear state at any time.  Oh, and by the way, my sources say Israel will most probably strike at Iranian targets before the year’s end in order to avoid being annihilated by Iran.  

 

In response, or in spite of this new intel, our “enlightened No-Bomb-A” Commander-In-Chief announces that he plans to restrict America’s nuclear options – even for self-defense.

So…where does Obama’s concern truly lie? 

Certainly seems NOT with the Israelis, (more…)